PHARISEE WATCH: Unheralded News, Aug. 7

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 10/08/2004 - 02:17

This week:
..FROM ISRAEL, Presbyterians divesture from Israel;

THE CHICAGO LEADER on surprising compulsory health screening;

BIRMINGHAM NEWS on Ethnic Cleansing evangelical style;

LONDON MAIL on top Shiites and church bombings;

ALJAZEERA, Baptists take cheap shot at Sudanese...and much more...

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Monday, August 9, 2004

COMPLIMENTARY SUBSCRIPTIONS to our next Pharisee Watch editorial, coming next week, WE KNOW WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THE BOMBING OF CHURCHES:

THE DRAFT (FOR WAR) WILL START IN JUNE 2005?

By Capital Advantage

The pentagon has quietly begun a public campaign to fill all 10,350 draft board positions and 11,070 appeals board slots nationwide.. Though this is an unpopular election year topic, military experts and influential members of congress are suggesting that the U.S. may have no choice but to draft.
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U.S. DEBT BURDEN IS HIGHER NOW THAN DURING DEPRESSION

By The Miami Herald

The total amount owed -- by consumers, businesses, governments and financial institutions -- totaled $34.4 trillion at the end of 2003, according to the Federal Reserve. The economy produced $11.3 trillion of output. That makes the nation's debt triple its gross domestic product. In 1933, debt was about 2 1/2 times GDP, according to a study by the Gabelli Mathers mutual fund.

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PRESBYTERIANS BACK DIVESTMENT FROM ISRAEL
August 6, 2004
By Arutz Sheva
Israel National News

With $7 billion in pension funds, Protestant group is largest organization to join divestment movement to date.

ILLINOIS LAUNCHES COMPULSORY MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING for children and pregnant women
August 6, 2004
By The Leader-Chicago Bureau

State seeks to place all pregnant women and children on psychoactive drugs, screen for "mental defectives."-Editor

TINY CAMERAS SOON TO BE AMONG CHICO POLICE TOOLS
August 6, 2004
By ChicoER (California)

Federally subsidized law enforcement now blur the difference between terrorism and crime watch.

EVANGELIST WARNS AGAINST MIDEAST ETHNIC CLEANING
August 4, 2004
By The Birmingham News (AL)

"Some evangelicals have gotten caught up in the theology that before Christ can return, the Holy Land must belong to the Jews," said Campolo, professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University in Pennsylvania. "They're really advocating ethnic cleansing. There's no justification for that in Scripture."

IRAQ'S TOP SHIITE CONDEMNS CHURCH BOMBINGS
August 2, 2004
By Globe and Mail, London

Muslim clerics condemned the violence and offered condolences to the dwindling Christian community. "This is a cowardly act and targets all Iraqis," Abdul Hadi al-Daraji, spokesman for radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, told Al-Jazeera television. The more senior Mr. al-Sistani said: "We assert the importance of respecting the rights of Christian civilians and other religious minorities and reaffirm their right to live in their home country Iraq in security and peace."

IN HEBRON
August 1, 2004
By The London Review of Books

Yutzhah Laor writes about an exhibition of soldiers' photographs in Tel Aviv and introduces some of the soldiers' memories of their military service. Over 500 Israeli Solders and airmen have refused to serve in the occupied territories in the West Bank and Gaza.

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