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I found this article on the Family Research Council blog…

“In late June, FRC reported on the story of Iranian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who has been sentenced to death because of his “apostasy” — he left Islam and has become a Christian and house church leader.

Now, according to Compass Direct news, Pastor Nadarkhani “awaits the outcome of a judicial investigation into his spiritual background to see if he will be executed or, if possible, forced to become a Muslim, according to Christian groups with ties in Iran.” Yet “even if the investigation releases him from the charge of apostasy, it is likely the charge of evangelizing Muslims will still carry a lengthy prison sentence, sources said.”

In other words, the Iranian judicial system is trying to manipulate the pastor into saying he was forced to convert to Christianity as a teenager. Here’s what the Iranian court said about his appeal to his death sentence: “According to Part 2 of Article 265 of the Islamic Republic Criminal Law, this case was received by and must be returned to the state court of Gilan Section 11, and further investigated to prove that from puberty (15 years) to 19 he was not Muslim by his acquaintances, relatives, local elders, and Muslims he frequented. He must repent [of] his Christian faith if this is the case. No research has been done to prove this; if it can be proved that he was a practicing Muslim as an adult and has not repented, the execution will be carried out.”

The death sentence was issued even though there “is no Iranian criminal statute requiring the execution of those who abandon Islam. In September 2008 members of the Iranian parliament began writing a law instituting the death penalty for men, and life imprisonment for women, who leave Islam.” Instead, according to Jason DeMars, president of a ministry that works with Iranian believers, “the judges who issued the ruling appear to be relying on at least one fatwa, or religious edict, written by the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, and on edicts issued by Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi, a current religious leader in Iran. The edicts are based upon Shiite interpretations of the Quran and Hadith, a written record of the sayings and actions of Muhammad.”

Thankfully, Christians around the world are praying for Pastor Nadarkhani, his family, and for the hearts and minds of those making a decision about his fate (for example, see the Swedish Christian site World Today). We can be assured that the God Who knows the hairs of our heads is in control, even as we petition Him to strengthen this courageous brother in Christ and deliver him from his persecutors.

In addition to praying, call the Iranian Interest Section at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC at (202) 965-4990. You can also contact the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the United Nations: Email — iran@un.int; Phone — (212) 687-2020.”

(Source: http://www.frcblog.com/2011/08/iranian-pastor-continues-to-face-death-unless-he-denies-christ/comment-page-1/#comment-7550)

Whether you live in the USA or not, whether you are a Christian or not, please contact the Iranian embassies and tell them to stop this murder from happening before it is too late. Pray for a God-given miracle!

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Dear Lord God Almighty, King of Heaven and Earth,
I petition You to have mercy on one of Your children in need, Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani. I beg You to cause the leaders of Iran to release him before he is killed for believing in Your Name which is above every name.
If it be Thy will, oh Lord, that Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani die, please take him in Your arms, as a shepherd would his sheep. And cause this act of faith the encourage and strengthen all Your children around the world to not falter in the faith and to continue to preach Your Word, the Bible, and Your Name which is above every name, even the Name of Jesus Christ. In Whose Name only I pray tonight. Amen.

The pro-life group Live Action has made a petition a while back in support to the state of Indiana when it de-funded Planned Parenthood. The following is the message of the petition. Please sign it through their website (link below) if you agree with their following petition:

“Dear President Obama:

We the undersigned are taxpaying Americans concerned and dismayed at your administration’s single-minded support of the abortion industry in general and of Planned Parenthood in particular, the biggest abortion chain in the country. We are especially troubled at your administration’s most recent, unprecedented intervention on behalf of Planned Parenthood against Indiana’s new law preventing Medicaid reimbursements of abortion organizations. Planned Parenthood serves less than 1% of Indiana’s Medicaid patients, but commits over 50% of the state’s abortions.

It is open knowledge that Medicaid is a state-run program and that states have the authority to individually determine the details of their own Medicaid programs, including setting eligibility standards for reimbursable providers. Your administration’s attempt to micromanage a state program is a gross violation of our country’s principles of federalism and is nothing less than an illegitimate power grab in the service of the abortion lobby. You have matched the extremity of your pro-abortion policies with an equally extreme means of implementing them.

We do not want any of our tax dollars going to support the biggest abortion business in America, Planned Parenthood, and we stand with Indiana and every other state that has moved to defund Planned Parenthood against your administration’s federal strong-arming. In the present matter of the Indiana law, we demand that your administration:

1) Withdraw its brief filed in the District Court of Southern Indiana in support of Planned Parenthood’s private civil suit against the State of Indiana;

2) Direct CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) to approve Indiana’s new Medicaid provider standards;

3) Issue a public clarification that Medicaid is a state-run program under which states may determine provider eligibility standards and your administration will not interfere with this state authority.

Sincerely,

-The Undersigned”

Sign the petition here: http://www.istandwithindiana.com/

I while ago I posted about a friend of mine who has chronic Lyme’s Disease and whose friends helped her start a fundraiser. This fundrasier’s purpose is as follows:

“K.C. is young and very eager to get back into college and then go to naturopathic medical school so she can help others. But she has had Lyme and related chronic infections for most of her life and needs further treatment to regain her health. Snap Crackle Pop is the name K.C. goes by on FaceBook, because her joints make that noise. The Lyme and co-infections cause joint pain, body pain, fatigue, brain fog and many other symptoms, which are all hard to deal with.

There is no such thing as quitting. With God’s help, she will put the sick years behind her, once and for all.

Unable to work due to health reasons and not yet receiving ‘disability’ support money, K.C. needs to raise funds to further her treatment.

KC is in treatment under the care of a LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor) and needs to raise funds to continue on with this.

Please support her in whatever capacity you can. Pass this around to others and we thank you for reading a little of her story. Donate if you are able to – even a $1 will be of great help. Stay tuned for some fundraising events in the near future. We will be hosting a couple of small auctions of some hand crafted items- to help raise more funds.”

If you want “proof” that this is a really, really serious disease, please go to K.C.’s blog on WordPress here: http://www.lymejourneykc.wordpress.com/

Today is the last day for you to help out. Please consider doing so, even if its just $1, $5, or $10. Miracles can and do happen in the Hands of the Great Physician.

Abortion is “simply” the killing, the murder, of an unborn baby while that baby is still in the mother’s womb. Many people have been brainwashed into thinking that the baby is not yet a baby but an “it,” a “thing,” an “animal.” If people realize that the baby is in fact a human with a soul made by our Creator since his/her conception, than a lot less people would kill the babies. Many groups, like Planned Parenthood for example, have funded abortions. Groups like 40 Days for Life and Live Action are here to stop that.

Starting tomorrow and for the next 40 days thousands of people around the USA and other parts of the world will pray and reach out to the community to educate people about the sin of abortion, bring awareness to the pro-life movement, and by doing so, if the Lord wills through His mercy, save thousands of babies from abortion as they have done in the past.

Here is the mission and the hope of the 40 Days for Life group found directly from their website…

“40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

  • Prayer and fasting
  • Constant vigil
  • Community outreach

 40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion in America.

The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities … and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.

 Vision and mission

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion in America.

The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion in America.”

(Source http://www.40daysforlife.com/about.cfm)

In honor of all those children who have died by abortion and in light of todays events and the 40 Days for Life group, for the next 40 days I will post articles, stories, pictures, videos, and whatever else you send me on this blog to try and stop abortion or at the very least bring awareness that abortion is murder. Join thousands in this cause. Find groups in your area through their website. God will bless the prayers of a righteous man (or woman or child) as He has said in the Bible:

“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” 1st Peter 3:12
“…The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16b

Here is my “mass letter” that I made in reply to the Rawesome Foods Raid on August the 3rd, 2011. The Facebook page for it is called “The Fight for Food Freedom in the USA.” Also like “Help for James Stewart of Rawesome Foods.”

1st unedited draft of letter is as follows:

“As of August the 3rd, in the year of our Lord, 2011, the people of the United States of America say “Enough!”

 On August the 3rd this year, a small privately owned members only business club was RAIDED for the SECOND time in a little over one year. The crime? Selling raw unpasteurized milk and raw dairy products, like cheese!

Very early on the once beautiful morning of August the 3rd, armed forces (yes, that means with guns) from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the Los Angeles County Department of Agriculture, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a SWAT-style raid at Rawesome Foods in Venice, LA County, California.

The founder, manager, and owner, James Stewart (age 64) was charged with 13 counts. 12 of those counts related to the processing and sale of unpasteurized milk to club members and the last count related to the unwashed, room-temperature eggs; storage method Rawesome members support and like.

 James Stewart was arrested on the sport, WITHOUT being read his legal rights by anyone. (There is eyewitness proof of this.) Should we thank the FDA for destroying a small business and hurting our economy even more in order to “save” us from the evil raw milk? Why didn’t they just pasteurize the milk?

 Rawesome’s entire stock of food was raided. HUGE truckloads of food were taken but while the food was waiting to be loaded they were left in the sun for HOURS; all the milk was pour down the DRAIN; and even $9,000 in CASH was taken! It has been estimated that $70,000 worth of perishable foods were taken away from the Rawesome Foods club and its members and their children and families. But that is not all! The computers and their files, video camera files, and audio files were also taken!

 The initial bail price (no bail bonds) was $123,000 for James Stewart, but thanks to pressure from the public and to a little help from Christopher Darden, the price of the bail has been dropped down to $30,000.

The search warrant allowed research/take any evidence of “interstate transportation,” Documents concerning the Right To Choose Healthy Foods (RTCHF) organization, all tax records, all real estate transactions, billing records, purchasing records and club records, all emails, receipts, cash register data, credit cards receipts, inventory records and so on, all address books, telephone numbers, contacts, client lists, business cards, etc., and the list goes on. (This information comes from NaturalNews.com.)

Along with Mr. Stewart a few other people where arrested on charges of CONSPIRACY. These people include Victoria Bloch, Sharon Palmer, and Lela Butterly. All of these people, including Mr. Stewart, are reportedly bailed out of jail with one condition… all but Ms Butterly have a gag order placed by the GOVERNMENT on them! No First Amendment rights any more, I guess…

NaturalNews.com puts everything into one paragraph very well: “…First, the government attempts to take away their right to engage in commerce and enter private contracts. Then, the government vandalizes this buying club, steals their cash, destroys their entire product inventory and steals the computers from the store. The owners (and conspiring farmers) are arrested at gunpoint and taken to jail without even being read their rights. And finally, to top it off, they are slapped with a gag order which prohibits them having their First Amendment rights so that they might tell their side of the story…”

 Although this fight for freeing Mr. Stewart might be over, a deeper darker fight is has been secretly covered up BY the FDA and the government over the past few DECADES! The War on Raw Milk, the War on Food, the War on Raw Food or whatever you want to call it has be going on as early as 1985!!! (And even earlier according to some people)

In July 1985, Burzynski Research Clinic (Texas), the FDA stole 200,000 medical and research documents, and forced Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski to pay for copies to be made of them!

In 1989, the FDA seized the entire inventory and the business records of Pets Smell Free (Utah), a company that produces a natural product for eliminating pet odor. In 1990, the FDA raided the Highland Laboratories (Oregon), a company that produces vitamins and nutritional supplements.

In 1992, Agents from the FDA and officers from the King County Police Department raid the Tahoma Clinic (Washington), a natural health clinic. Because Dr. Jonathan Wright has been giving patients injectable B vitamins in high doses, agents decide to storm the clinic with guns drawn, and seize product, computers, records, and other products.

 In 2001, Forty armed federal agents and USDA officials storm Three Shepherd’s Farm (Vermont), and confiscate and destroy the farm’s entire flock of sheep for supposedly having mad cow disease.

In 2006, Ohio police, Ohio Department of Agriculture officials, FDA agents, and agents from unmarked vehicles intercept a raw milk pickup in the Cincinnati area. They confiscate milk and harass customers, and leave farm owner Gary Oakes so shaken up that he is hospitalized three times for post-traumatic stress disorder.

In 2008, Agents pose as customers trying to buy goat cheese from Sharon Palmer’s Healthy Family Farms (California). She is then arrested and thrown in jail, and her businesses temporarily shut down.

In 2010, Officials from various health and law enforcement agencies raid the personal home of Rae Lynn Sandvig (Minnesota), a raw milk and local food consumer, for allegedly “assisting in the sale of raw milk” from her home by sharing food with neighbors.

Also in 2010, Federal agents arrive unannounced at Camino de Paz Montessori School and Farm (New Mexico) on supposed suspicion of marijuana. After scouring the premises and terrorizing teachers and students, they find nothing but fruits, vegetables, and other produce. And now in 2011, the Rawesome Foods Raid.

I bet you never heard any of this on the mainstream media news channels, cause I know I did NOT.
(If you own a computer, go to NaturalNews.com for more of these kinds of stories.)

 The government, namely the FDA, is hiding their war. The proper name for their war would be “The War on Food Freedom!” And it is a battle, we hold the food and they bring the guns. Even though there are SO many other REAL bad guys out there, the FDA picks on a small business owner who WAS living out his “American Dream.” It has turned into an American Nightmare!

 On my blog, I have defined Food Freedom as the right to Biblically steward (or manage), choose, buy, own, sell, and grow your own food that is healthy for you and those around you. Other people may have different definitions, but that is mine.
Another definition, a very common and simple one, which works the same way, is, the right to choose your own food or farmer(s).

Freedom of Food, for the American people, and the lust of power, for the government and FDA, is at the heart, the root, of all of these raids.

 Times are changing in America and its time for people to wake up and apply the knowledge in action. Let us take a stand, in the face of the FDA and the rest of the government, and say “Enough!” “Stop telling us what to eat and stop trying to control our food! Let our action of food choice define us, not our action of food control!”

Join me, and thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, of other Americans in this fight. It is not about us, but the future generations. Our food choices define our health, our children’s health, and in turn, define how we live. We can learn and eat without the FDA n our faces 24/7 and raiding our other food choices each year.

We are not asking or demanding for food freedom, but we are saying that no matter what the FDA does, we WILL have Food Freedom, once again (as it was when this country was founded) we SHALL have Food Freedom in America and be the beacon of hope for other countries to do the same. Tell the FDA to stop raiding small businesses like Rawesome Foods, stop telling us what to eat and to get out of our refrigerators!

 Join us as “We the People of the United States of America…” “One Nation Under God,” as it ought to be, in the fight FOR Food Freedom!
United we do stand!

The Fight for Food Freedom in the USA
Questions, comments, pictures, stories, etc email me at foodfreedomusa@yahoo.com

You MUST watch this video on Youtube. See it here:

Everything in the video is true. I give a HUGE “THANK YOU” to those involved in making is video!

A friend of the family is trying to raise enough money to buy a BioMat among other things for relief of her chronic Lyme Disease symptoms. Here is her message through facebook:

“I do hate that it’s come to this…but to tell the truth, I have spent everything I ever earned to try to jump back into life. Though what I’m doing has helped, it has been over three years of constantly trying now, and I’m still not back in the game to stay. I would love to be able to work, but I still can’t.

My friend, Shari, set up the fundraiser so I can get three things that I know can drastically change my body’s environment, reduce my pain, and making it easier for everything else I’m doing to actually work. The BioMat is FDA approved for pain and fatigue…I deal with those constantly.

Anyway, I would really appreciate it if everyone could pitch in a dollar or more… I understand if some of you can’t. Please share this on your Facebook walls, and with friends who also would share and may be able to help. The fundraiser will be for 2 months, so please keep sharing it so people can notice!”

Times are tough today, but what is one dollar worth to you at the moment? Would you use it for you next cup of coffee? Or would you try to help someone like this. If you are interested and can help go here: http://www.giveforward.com/supportsnapcracklepopkcsmith to learn more.

If you can’t (or do not want to) help, then please pass on the link and the information. What would you want if you had a disease like Lyme? As Christians we are called, in fact commanded, to help the sick. Why don’t you set an example for others and help KC?

The Special and Help Someone Else categories will host stories like this so that you know HOW and WHERE to help someone, even if you do not even know them… be a good Steward of your wealth, help someone else

Praise be to the Great Physician for all Eternity!