The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent "the end of us as a national movement."
In a speech in Atlanta to the Scouts' national annual meeting, Gates referred to recent moves by Scout councils in New York City and elsewhere to defy the ban.
"The status quo in our movement's membership standards cannot be sustained," he said.
A new Gallup poll finds that Americans’ estimates of the percentage of gays and lesbians in the United States is “many times higher” than the actual percentage, demonstrating a distorted perception on the part of Americans of this demographic group.
According to the poll, Americans estimate on average that 23 percent of their fellow citizens are gay or lesbian.
Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Sacramento chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), and a former member of the California Democratic Party’s executive board, has been defeated in his first run for public office. An anonymous flier stirred some controversy during the race, but key background on Elkarra failed to emerge.
In late 2006, California Senator Barbara Boxer gave Basim Elkarra a certificate of appreciation “in recognition of his efforts to protect civil liberties and to build bridges among diverse communities in California.”
The pornography stash recovered from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's Abbottbad hideout will not be revealed, a US official has said. Brian Hale, a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), said that the collection would remain classified "due to the nature of their contents" even as other personal files of the slain leader are released, The Independent reports.
Google Inc should not have to remove an anti-Islamic film from its YouTube website because a woman complained that she was duped into performing in the film that depicted the Prophet Mohammed as a pedophile, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday.
In a case widely followed for its potential impact on the entertainment industry, an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said an injunction prohibiting Google from broadcasting the film should be lifted.
By MARTIN MAWYER
Everyone who believes that President Obama is a Christian … please raise your hand.
Just as I thought—not even Obama could honestly raise his hand, now that he has taken off the sheepskin and revealed the wolf beneath it.
At a recent Easter prayer breakfast, Obama decided to once again give a dig to Christians and Christianity in general. Appearing to break from his prepared speech, he said with a grin, “I have to say that sometimes, when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.”
By Martin Mawyer
In our film, Europe’s Last Stand – America’s Final Warning, we detail the potential collapse of Europe at the hands of radical Islamists.
Methodically, we detail that plan as the Five Pillars of Islamic Conquest: Infiltration. Imams. Isolation. Islamization. Implosion.
But which of the Five Pillars threatens Europe most? The mass flow of Muslim immigrants into the continent? The hate-preaching of radical imams? The bunker mentality of many in the Islamic community which makes them resistant to assimilation? The spread of Sharia Law throughout Europe? Or Europe’s progressive loss of its soul, pride, legacy and western values?
Each Pillar presents its own high-stakes risk to Europe. But none, in my opinion, is more threatening than the Fifth Pillar of Islamic Conquest: Implosion, the collapse of any sense of patriotism, national pride, or belief that one’s nation is exceptional in any way.
"If you love God; if you want to see your children and grandchildren grow up in a country where they are allowed religious freedom; if you want to see the wholesale slaughter of Christians and Jews by Muslims stopped dead in its tracks; then I believe your first step is to watch this documentary."
Speaking recently during the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville, Tenn., Martin Mawyer warned that the United States is in grave danger of falling victim to Islamization—just like Europe.
“It’s going to happen,” said Mawyer, president and founder of Christian Action Network, before an enthusiastic audience that attended a preview screening of his new documentary: “Europe’s Last Stand: America’s Final Warning.”
Swedish artist Lars Vilks -- who is featured in my new documentary on Islam's takeover of Europe -- recently survived yet another attempt on his life when an Islamic gunman opened fire on a café in Copenhagen, Denmark, where Vilks was present.
In my new documentary, "Europe's Last Stand: America's Final Warning," Vilks explains why he continues to antagonize Islamists even though they have tried to kill him several times since he published drawings of the prophet Mohammad as a dog in 2007.
"I am an incorrect artist," Vilks admitted during our 2012 interview.
In this short video, I am releasing previously unseen footage of Vilks talking to us from his home in Sweden. Our interview was held two years after Islamists set his home on fire in an attempt to kill him.
"These were amateur terrorists," he told me, speaking of the incident where his home was set on fire. "That's good; it means we have a chance. But if they are professionals, you have no chance."