Liberal Arts: Law, Judgment, Judge, Judging, Justice, etc..

"I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself."-1 Cor. 4:3

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I've (Sal) been meeting students at UMM going to Law School, so I decided to do a page on this.

Lawyers in the Bible

"But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
Then one of them, [which was] a lawyer, asked [him a question], tempting him, and saying, Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
"-Matthew 22

"..4 By justice a king gives a country stability, but one who is greedy for bribes tears it down... 7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern....14 If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will always be secure.... 26 Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that man gets justice."-Proverbs 29

*see Bible

Court Trials in the Bible

"... 27 Then the king gave his ruling: "Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother."
28 When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he (Solomon) had wisdom from God to administer justice. "
-1 Kings 3

" 1Then Agrippa said to Paul, "You have permission to speak for yourself." So Paul motioned with his hand and began his defense: 2"King Agrippa, I consider myself fortunate to stand before you today as I make my defense against all the accusations of the Jews, 3and especially so because you are well acquainted with all the Jewish customs and controversies. Therefore, I beg you to listen to me patiently....
12"On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13About noon, O king, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. 14We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic,[a] 'Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.'
15"Then I asked, 'Who are you, Lord?'
" 'I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,' the Lord replied. 16'Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen of me and what I will show you. 17I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them 18to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.' ....
28Then Agrippa said to Paul, "Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?"..
29Paul replied, "Short time or long�I pray God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains."
30The king rose, and with him the governor and Bernice and those sitting with them. 31They left the room, and while talking with one another, they said, "This man is not doing anything that deserves death or imprisonment."
32Agrippa said to Festus, "This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.".."

-Acts 26

Correcting the Churches

Revelation 2

To the church in Ephesus
"..5Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place..."

To the Church in Smyrna
"10Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life..."

To the Church in Pergamum
"4Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: You have people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin by eating food sacrificed to idols and by committing sexual immorality. 15Likewise you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. 16Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 1.."

To the Church in Thyatira
"...9I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. 20Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. 21I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. 22So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. 24Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan's so-called deep secrets (I will not impose any other burden on you): 25Only hold on to what you have until I come..."

Revelations 3

To the Church in Sardis
"3Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. 4Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. 5He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels. 6He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."

To the Church in Philadelphia
"..Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. 11I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown..."

To the Church in Laodicea
".. These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation. 15I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. 19Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. 20Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me. 21To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."

God is a loving God: Heavenly Father Needs to Disciplines His Creation and Children too...

God's Wrath

-Old Testament/Torah
The Plagues of Egypt

"Egyptian suffer from God punishment... from the scene of the movie The Prince of Egypt... it's about Moses and Rameses II... enjoy... "
Evidence Found of the Ten Plagues: The Miracles of Moses (Part One), from
*see Middle Eastern: Egyptian Outreach

The world of Injustice?

A friend of mine was being very open the other day (Saturday, January 25th of 2009) as he was sharing his resentment of the injustice in our world-courts not judging fairly, etc... I decided to look up on what's online to encourage this guy...

"Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous."-Deuteronomy 16:19

VICTORY MIDST INJUSTICE J. Grant Swank, Jr. Sunday, March 27, 2005
"Within l2 hours prior to His death on the cross, Jesus was literally dragged through 7 trial courts: once before the retired high priest, Annas; once before the son-in-law of Annas, Caiaphas, the latter serving as high priest; once before the Sanhedrin, the highest tribunal in Jerusalem with the high priest as president of such; once before Herod Antipas; then twice before the Roman procurator, Pilate.
At least l0 reversible errors occurred during this fiasco in injustice....
Then why was it that Jesus had to undergo such injustice?
In part, to fulfill the Old Testament prophecies. For example in Ps 35:ll there is the prophecy that He will be maltreated, spat upon and the hair of His beard plucked.
In Isa 50:6 and 53:5 there are the predictions that He will be beaten with stripes.
In 53:7-9 it is foretold that He will be condemned and oppressed as well as mercilessly maligned.
Yet through it all, the providence was at work to yield the verdict of the seventh trial court in heaven: innocent/victory.
The personal application for the believer is to trust the same God to be at work just as meticulously in His bringing triumph out of trial. Can the Christian have faith in God to believe that through the injustices of life in the dedicated believer's days there will finally be victory in light of eternity?
Corrie ten Boom wrote, "Sometimes it is difficult to understand the secret of God's plan for this world. But one thing I know: God did not make a mistake when He drew His eternal blueprint. God never makes mistakes. He knows exactly what He is doing."
Then she tells of how she and her sister, Betsy, in the Nazi concentration camp, prayed that God would heal Betsy who was so weak and sick. Betsy had said with confidence, "Yes, the Lord will heal me."
But she died the next day and Corrie could not understand it.
When she viewed Betsy's thin body on the concrete floor along with all the other corpses of those who had died that day, it was hard to understand, to believe that God would have a purpose for all that.
But she says, "Yet because of Betsy's death, today I am traveling all over the world telling people about Jesus. . .Now every place I go across the world, people tell me how much they love my sister, Betsy. . .She is a blessing for more people because she died than if she had lived.
"God makes no mistakes.""

Lawyers are Liars By David J. Stewart | September 2007
"...The 6th Amendment of the Bill of Rights only grants a Right to Counsel to a person charged with a crime, but this does NOT include charges of things like child neglect brought against parents by state Administrative Courts....
Parents beware―get everything in writing from your doctor to protect yourself when it comes to your kids―or else find another doctor if you don't agree with him (or her). You can't just decide not to do something that the doctor recommends, even if you know you're being a good and responsible parent by not allowing your child to be drugged for no reason. Doctors are dealing numerous drugs today that are dangerous to children... "More than 85,000 prescriptions were given to children in 2004 for antidepressants that the regulatory agencies had ruled should only be given to adults." -SOURCE ...

""Don't let evil get the upper hand but conquer evil by doing good.""-Romans 12:21

-Favoritism: Discriminate

James 2 Favoritism Forbidden

" 1 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. 3 If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” 4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

5 Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? 6 But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? 7 Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?

8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,”[a] you are doing right. 9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. 11 For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,"[b] also said, “You shall not murder.”[c] If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.

12 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, 13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment. "

Taking the Law by Man's Hand

Should capitol punishment (e.g. electric chair, lethal injection, stoning, etc..) be allowed?

" 10 But the whole assembly talked about stoning them. Then the glory of the LORD appeared at the Tent of Meeting to all the Israelites."-Numbers 14

Stoning in Iran (

"Washington, June 24, 2008 (IranVNC)—The recent stoning sentence on adultery charges for two sisters in Iran is sparking a debate over the legality of that court order. "
*see GoodnewsEverybody Ministry: Jail & Prison

"But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."-John 8:7

Recommended Resources


  • Jail

    , a GoodnewsUMM: Ministry

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  • Judging

    , from GoodnewsUMM: Issues Homepage

  • *personal site I made



    Fluegel, Helseth, McLaughlin, Anderson & Brutlag
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    ph: 320-589-4151

    Martin, Nelson, Glasrud & Klopfleisch, P.A.
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    ph: 320-589-1944

    Neil Simonson, Attorney
    202 California & 7th St
    Morris, MN 56267
    ph: 320-585-5445


  • Former UMM, Harvard Law grad to speak on federal judiciary Morris Sun Tribune Published Wednesday, October 01, 2008

  • "Rachel Brand, a 1995 University of Minnesota, Morris graduate and a Harvard Law School graduate, will return to the Morris campus as a guest lecturer on Oct. 2.
    Brand will speak on "Viewing the Federal Judiciary from all Angles" at 7 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall.
    "I remember Rachel Brand well as an able, alert student sitting in the front row of Introduction to U. S. History in the fall of 1994,� said Roland Guyotte, UMM professor of history. �She paid careful attention to the election that year, an early indicator of her later political activism and achievement."
    Brand is a counsel in the Regulatory and Government Affairs and Litigation and Controversy Departments and a member of the Defense and National Security and Government and Regulatory Litigation Practice Groups. She is a former assistant attorney general and associate counsel under President George W. Bush prior to joining the WilmerHale law firm. Brand is a leading expert on the USA PATRIOT Act, national security issues and the Supreme Court confirmation process. She also worked as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy."


  • Morris Human Rights Commission, from City of Morris

  • "was established by the Morris City Council in 1997 to promote and encourage equal opportunity and fair treatment of all individuals by: ..
    *see Morris man honored for ‘down-to-earth goodness’- Sal Monteagudo receives Morris Human Rights Award for DAC work and volunteer efforts to enhance Morris-area’s cultural diversity (December 2009)


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  • West Group, headquarters in Eagan
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  • �Art, Music, Justice� and �Music Builds� tours raise funds, awareness for special causes MCC staff report Published by Minnesota Christian Chronicle � September 2008

  • "TWIN CITIES � Two major Christian music tours coming to the Twin Cities are using the stage to raise awareness and funds for groups doing humanitarian work at home and abroad.
    �Art, Music, Justice�
    Critically acclaimed Minnesota singer/songwriter Sara Groves will be joined by Brandon Heath, Derek Webb, Sandra McCracken and author/artist Charlie Peacock for the �Art, Music, Justice Tour� at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.
    The tour will benefit both the International Justice Mission and Food for the Hungry. The IJM is a human rights agency that �secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.� Food for the Hungry works in more than 26 developing countries �providing disaster and emergency relief, and implementing sustainable development programs to transform communities physically and spiritually.�
    �God is mighty to save and is actively rescuing the oppressed through his people,� Groves said. �Scripture references to the �slave, the poor, the oppressed,� are not figurative. There are 27 million people enslaved today � God is calling us to respond. All of us on this tour want to convey that it is not a burden to help; it is an adventure. We�re excited to get out there and share what God is doing.�
    Each show on the tour will feature music and stories of rescue from the IJM, as well as opportunities for audience members to be involved in Groves� �adopted� village in Rwanda through Food for the Hungry. The motto for the tour is, �Add to the beauty, seek justice and give God the praise.�
    All of the artists on the tour have offered songs on for the price of telling three friends about them, or paying any amount they choose in exchange for immediate download. Webb, a former member of Caedmon�s Call, created after the success of giving away over 80,000 full downloads of his �Mockingbird� album.
    Groves� most recent album, �Tell Me What you Know,� explores the �disparity between some of the American pursuits of comfort and wealth and the joy of joining the difficult work of social justice and engaging in the suffering of the afflicted.� Many of the songs on the album were inspired by a �series of global conversations and experiences� Groves had in the flood-ravaged gulf of Louisiana, the genocide memorials in Rwanda, and hearing the testimonies of Southeast Asia sex trade survivors.
    Tickets for the �Art, Music, Justice Tour� are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information or to order tickets, visit
    �Music Builds�
    Third Day, Jars of Clay, Switchfoot, and Robert Randolph and The Family Band, are joining forces to raise funds for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity when the �Music Builds Tour� comes to the Target Center in Minneapolis on Oct. 10.The bands have committed to donate $1 from every ticket sold to Habitat�s local home building efforts.
    �We couldn�t be more excited for this opportunity to play on the same bill with bands we respect, and to help an organization whose work we respect,� said Tai Anderson, bassist for Third Day. �The only message we have for our fans is this: Get ready.�
    �We have all worked with Habitat for Humanity before, and when approached about touring together, to benefit such a great cause, it was easy to say yes,� said Jon Foreman, lead vocalist for Switchfoot. �We all want to be a part of something that makes a difference. Through Habitat this tour will help build houses for many deserving families�that�s something we can all rally around.�
    Throughout the band�s career, Third Day has racked up 24 No. 1 radio singles and sold more than 6 million albums. The band has won 23 Dove Awards and three GRAMMY Awards. Third Day�s 11th studio album, �Revelation,� was released on July 29.
    The band is �most proud� of its humanitarian efforts that include raising $350,000 for the victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and charities such as Blood: Water Mission. Third Day has also encouraged over 15,000 fans to sponsor children through the work of World Vision.
    Switchfoot has sold over 5 million records and landed three albums in the Billboard Top 20. The band�s latest studio album, �Oh! Gravity,� debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart. The San Diego-based group also has a history of involvement with humanitarian causes including: DATA, Bono�s THE ONE Campaign, Invisible Children, Habitat for Humanity and To Write Love on Her Arms.
    Jars of Clay launched its career with the 1995 radio hit �Flood.� Since then, the band has sold more than 5 million albums and earned three GRAMMY Awards. Jars of Clay recently released a �Greatest Hits� album, and their next studio album is set to be released in early 2009.
    The group founded Blood: Water Mission, an agency that works to promote clean blood and clean water efforts in Africa. Tickets for the �Music Builds Tour� at the Target Center range from $26 to $123 and are available at Ticketmaster locations, the Target Center box office, or online at"


  • Legal Connection
  • -Pro Bono

  • Minnesota Legal Aid & Pro Bono Lawyers ,

  • Innocence Project of Minnesota
    " "Provides investigative and legal assistance to inmates with provable claims that they are actually innocent of the crimes they are imprisoned for.... also works to raise public awareness about the prevalence and causes of wrongful conviction as well as promotes substantive legal reforms to prevent future wrongful convictions."
    1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104.

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  • Pre-Paid Legal, Wanny (an old h.s. friend of mine)
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  • Legal Zoom

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    -North Dakota

    Impact World Tour Day #3 (Fargo, ND on Sun., Oct 9th 11'-Island Breeze: Ten Commandments Review-1st Five

    Impact World Tour Day #3 (Fargo, ND on Sun., Oct 9th 11'-Island Breeze: Ten Commandments Review-Last Five


    " By justice a king gives a country stability, but one who is greedy for bribes tears it down. "-Proverbs 29:4

    -Washington D.C.

  • Supreme Court US
  • List of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States From Wikipedia
  • Members of the Supreme Court of the United States, from
  • Holidays

    MLK NOT JUST A HOLIDAY - By Recycle Your Faith - Inspirational Videos

    "Have we overly narrowed Dr. Martin Luther King’s message to the “I Have a Dream” speech? Adam Taylor suggests that we pay more attention to Dr. King’s rich legacy of prophetic activism."



    " 7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern."-Proverbs 29

    Homeless Justice

    "Cousins, one a student at a Christian college students and the other a homeless person, reunite in an effort to enlighten the campus population. Lighthearted. ("In the Car Media"'s first video)"


  • Martin Luther King Jr., a teacher's guide
  • -Slavery

  • Sojourner Truth, an African-American women abolitionist
  • Innocent

  • Dallas man freed after DNA evidence cleared him, By DANNY ROBBINS, Associated Press Danny Robbins, Associated Press – Thu May 12, 2:14 pm ET

  • "...DALLAS – A courtroom packed with family and friends burst into applause Thursday when a judge freed a Dallas man who spent 27 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault before DNA evidence cleared him. Johnny Pinchback, the 22nd person to be exonerated through DNA testing in Dallas County since 2001, was found to have been wrongly convicted of raping two teenage girls in a Dallas field in 1984. Dressed in a white pinstriped suit bought for him by a fellow exoneree two weeks ago, Pinchback, 55, said faith and support from his family kept him motivated to fight for his innocence. "Even though it took 27 years, (God) did exactly what I asked him for," Pinchback said....
    "I would ask that everybody who sees this travesty do something about it," Watkins said.
    Charles Chatman, who was exonerated of a similar crime in 2008, said he and Pinchback became friends while in prison together for more than a decade. Officials with the Innocence Project said Chatman's lobbying was one of the reasons they pursued Pinchback's case.
    In addition to the new suit, Chatman gave Pinchback a wallet with $100 in it. He said he would have pushed for Pinchback's release regardless of their friendship.
    "I did it because I don't want to see innocent people in prison," Chatman said.
    Pinchback said eventually he hopes to work to help other men in prison who contend they were wrongfully convicted.
    "I can't sit around too long," Pinchback said. "There are guys there I promised to help. That's something I'm going to do."


    Hell's Best Kept Secret - Part 3 of 4

    "Hell's Best Kept Secret - Part 3 of 4"
    *see Issues-Accuser, Satan, Hell, etc...



    Forgiving Eyes - Michael Card

    Michael Card

    Surrounded with shouts the cruel accusations
    Dragged to the court no hope of salvation
    All hope was lost for those who had caught me
    Knew what I was, They knew all about me
    I thought it seemed strange as we entered in
    They stopped a young rabbi to ask His opinion
    Caught in the act, their reason for hating
    My body could feel the stones that were waiting
    My judge a man from Galilee
    In His eyes so gentle I could see
    A father and a brother and a son

    Just as I saw Him
    The hope I had lost became born again
    I was not hopeless though I'd been lost
    Now, I felt I was found when He looked at me
    With His forgiving eyes

    The crowd gathered round, so angry and violent
    But He stood beside me, peaceful and silent
    Then with a word
    With one question He showed them that
    They too were guilty and could not condemn
    The next thing I knew He asked me, Where are they
    And I looked around the courtyard was empty
    The stones scattered round, the warm morning sunlight
    He'd made the darkness perfectly light
    In this new light now I understood
    He would not condemn me though He could
    For He would be condemned someday for me

    Forgiving eyes "

    "John 8

    1But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" 6They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

    But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." 8Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

    9At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" '

    11"No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."
    *see Life: Sin-Less


  • Sojourners Ministries

  • "Our mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world...
  • Tony Compolo, social/poltical/humanitarian solutions

  • Tony Campolo explains the Gospel is MORE than social action.

    ".....but not LESS From Saturdays with Mark and Tony...


  • Election could decide future of the federal courts, updated 9:13 a.m. EDT, Mon October 6, 2008 (

  • ".."Everything is at stake in this election when it comes to the Supreme Court," said Wendy Long, chief counsel of the Judicial Confirmation Network. "It's been kind of a sleeper issue with so many other issues coming to the forefront. But this train is leaving the station, and it's a very fast and powerful train, and once the election's over, it's going to be gone."...


    -Ten Commandments
    *see Goodnews Everybody: Issues-Sinful

    Ten Commandments (Part One) - Ministry Videos

    "The 10 laws leading to eternal life."

    Eve of destruction: America the Beautiful by Judge Roy Moor

    "Based on the poem, America The Beautiful, attributed to Judge Roy Stewart Moore, former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, and accompanied by an instrumental version of Eve Of Destruction. The ACLU filed a Federal lawsuit against Moore for displaying a granite monument of the Ten Commandments The Rock in the central rotunda of the state supreme-court building, and had him deposed and stripped of his judgeship (November 13, 2003). Now they are reportedly trying to revoke his right to practice law in Alabama. Video production, narration, and remixed music by Norbert H. Kox, Apocalypse House ( Produced in Magix Movie Edit Pro 14. Eve of Destruction, remixed in Harmony Assistant"

  • Court Split Over Commandments Justices Forbid Copies on Walls of Courthouses but Allow Monuments By Charles Lane Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, June 28, 2005; Page A01

  • "..A sharply divided Supreme Court issued a split decision on the public display of the Ten Commandments on government property yesterday, forbidding framed copies on the walls of two rural Kentucky courthouses while approving a 6-foot-tall granite monument on the grounds of the Texas Capitol in Austin..."



    Mockingbird Trailer

    "1962 trailer for TKAM "

    Twelve Angry Men Trailer

    "Starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Klugman, John Fiedler (the voice of Piglet) Martin Balsam"


    Bringing Down The House movie trailer preview from cheapflix

    "A man looking for a woman just like himself ends up with someone quite different in this farcical comedy. Peter Sanderson (Steve Martin) is a lawyer who is having trouble getting his life back on track after his wife, Kate (Jean Smart), divorces him; he's also adjusting to his new status as a single father. Looking for companionship, Peter tries an internet dating site and virtually meets "lawyer-girl," an attractive and single fellow attorney. Peter makes a date with her, but the woman who arrives at his door turns out to be Charlene Morton (Queen Latifah), who not only isn't a lawyer, she turns out to be an escaped convict. Charlene is also a brash and brassy African-American, while Peter is perhaps the most tightly wound white guy in L.A. Charlene explains to Peter that she's strung him along because she's innocent of the crime for which she was convicted, and she needs a top-notch attorney to help prove her case..."


    Calkins DC prayer trip standing the watch

    "We stand a daily 1 1/2 hour prayer watch at the Supreme Court- the Justice House of Prayer folks have been doing this for several years now in every weather- sometimes 24/7- This is an embodiment of 2 Chr 7:14 what would happen in America if God's people would believe he would move if we would pray? So often we fall into the greek mindset of working it out ourselves"


  • Bar Exam, study materials
  • Schools

  • Kent Law School, in Chicago, IL

  • *a UMM Alumn connection
  • University of Illinois College of Law, in Champaing, IL

  • *another UMM Alumn-Int'l Student from Illinois connection



    "THE AMADOU DIALLO STORY The streets of New York City have certainly witnessed its share of acts of civil disobedience, violence and rebellion. Dating back as far as the Draft Riots of 1863, very often, the disenfranchised would take to the streets when opposing the government�s unfair policies and practices. Eight years ago when an unarmed African immigrant by the name of Amadou Diallo was shot at 41 times (hit 19 times) by 4 New York City Police Officers, the people took to the streets charging the NYPD with police brutality. Over the next two years that followed, a series of marches and protests was set into motion that would forever change the lives of New Yorkers. At its conceptual root�spearheaded by Rev Al Sharpton and the National Action Network, was the march for justice for Diallo. However, in the midst of the struggles a new breed of protestor began to emerge. Along the side of the activist stood politicians, students & professors, unions, and laborers. The shout of �No Justice No Peace!�What do we want? JUSTICE!� Now became �What do we want?�BOOKS! HOUSING! JOBS! Diallo�s death became a symbol for justice on all fronts. 360 Media recounts this bitter and yet compelling part of New York City history in the upcoming documentary entitled �365 Days of Marching�AMADOU� DIRECTED, WRITTEN & PRODUCED by Veronica Keitt CO-PRODUCED BY Michael Drake, Ozzie Thompson, Nat Woods, Darryl Stith SPECIAL APPEARANCES by Rev Al Sharpton, Seiko & Kadiatou Diallo, the parents of Amadou Diallo, David N. Dinkins, former NYC Mayor, Charles Rangel, US Congressmen, Rev. Jessie Jackson, Charles Barron, Councilman, Norman Siegel, ACLU Community Leaders, Activists and others ..."



    "From Stauros Films - In conjunction with ICHTHUS Films. This information is found on many credible sites on the internet. All the information contained in this film can easily be verified as fact. This film was produced to put the information in a more dramatic and deliverable medium. We hope you will share it with many. The last 90 seconds of this film are particularly revealing and amazing."
    *see GoodnewsUSA.Info 9-11-01 => Life- Forgiveness, Repentance, Sorry?, etc...


    "Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. ...And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God [is] judge himself. Selah. "-Psalms 50


    "16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[f] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.[g] 19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."[h]"-John 3

    Cheap Labor


  • Exploiting Cheap Labor Decreases Poverty - Opinion by Babel-Fish | April 9, 2008 at 08:37 pm | 192 views | 17 comments

  • "Actually the best cure for poverty as been proven, to be the exploitation of cheap labor. One only has to look at the events, that have taken place in China, in the last 25 years. Poverty has defiantly been cut thought it still exists there, India soon caught on the idea, but they have moved at a slower pace. This being due to local corruption and internal troubles that scare big business and investment away. However, cheap labor has brought some success to those that live in the region of the foreign investment.
    The Philippines is renown for its overseas workforce especially those seafaring Filipino’s work on many ships that ply the world sea lanes. Though the Philippines has attracted foreign investment, the political situation and corruption has frighten international corporations away. As much as 15% of all investment ends up in crooked government officials pockets, mainly in bribes. However there has been some improvement to poverty, but poverty expands very quickly due to lack of birth control and a Church that seemingly wants it to remain so..."

    *see Greed
  • To start up here, companies hire over there By Jim Hopkins, USA TODAY Posted 2/10/2005 10:39 PM Updated 2/11/2005 3:30 AM

  • "Nearly 40% of start-ups in a new USA TODAY study employ engineers, marketers, analysts and others in jobs created in India and other nations. Russell Hancock, CEO of an influential group charting Silicon Valley's future, called the findings "amazing."
    The study found that many U.S. start-ups, speeding the pace of globalization, now bypass the USA for nations where customers and cheap labor are plentiful..."

    Rise Against - Prayer Of The Refugee



  • Blind China activist recovers amid call for his release By Steven Jiang, CNN updated 11:32 AM EST, Wed December 7, 2011

  • "Beijing (CNN) -- The condition of a prominent blind Chinese legal activist, whose nearly 15-months of house arrest and alleged mistreatment by local authorities have drawn international criticism, has slightly improved, a family friend told CNN Wednesday. "Chen Guangcheng's health has gotten better after his guards allowed our medicine to be delivered and it proved effective in treating his chronic problem of having blood in the stool," said friend and activist He Peirong, from the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing. Chen, who turned 40 last month, has been confined to his home along with his wife, mother and daughter since he was released from prison in September 2010. A local court had sentenced him to four years in prison for damaging property and disrupting traffic in a protest. His supporters maintain authorities used trumped-up charges to silence Chen, a self-taught lawyer who rose to fame in the late 1990s thanks to his legal advocacy for what he called victims of abusive practices by China's family-planning officials. The apparent positive development regarding Chen's health came after activists in China and around the world intensified their campaigns for his freedom in the past few months. Amid rumors of his death, four photos recently surfaced online, showing Chen, his wife and mother smiling and waving goodbye to an unseen guest outside their house. He Peirong confirmed the photos' authenticity and said they were taken in late October. She also identified a stranger in one of the photos as a guard who had moved into Chen's house to keep a closer eye on the family. "They looked relaxed because it was right after the authorities allowed his daughter to attend school, promised heating in the house this winter and let his elderly mother go out to buy food accompanied by guards," she explained, saying that growing domestic and international pressure had eventually led officials to making some gesture on Chen's case. Dozens of plainclothes guards with walkie-talkies, however, continue to watch Chen's house around the clock in the small village of Dongshigu in eastern Shandong Province, according to He Peirong. She added that most family members, including Chen's son who has been living with relatives, are still barred from visiting the house. CNN contacted local officials in Linyi City, whose jurisdiction includes Chen's village, for comment on the allegations and Chen's condition. They said they could not discuss any aspect of the case. "Chen is a free man under China's own laws," He Peirong said. "At the very least, he should be allowed to live his life without any hindrance." Chen is a free man under China's own laws. At the very least, he should be allowed to live his life without any hindrance. Friend and activist He Peirong Other supporters echoed her sentiment Tuesday in Washington as they testified in front of a U.S. Congressional panel. "The report that Chen is alive and in improved condition should not be a reason to relax efforts on his behalf," said Reggie Littlejohn, whose organization Women's Rights Without Frontiers has been leading a global campaign for Chen's release. "To the contrary, these efforts are having an impact and should intensify until Chen is free." Early this year, in a video smuggled out of the country by a U.S.-based human rights group, Chen described his dire conditions of being a prisoner in his own home. "Those people stand at the four corners of my house, spy on my family and monitor what we do," he said. "They installed floodlights and surveillance cameras around my house." Chen, sporting sunglasses and a black jacket in the video, also said that officials had cut off his phone lines and threatened anyone in the community who attempted to help him. When CNN tried to visit him in February, guards manning checkpoints in the village hurled rocks at us and forced us to retreat. Chen and his wife were beaten after the video was made public and again when guards found out their attempt to communicate with the outside world, He Peirong and other activists said. CNN could not independently verify the claims. Local officials declined to comment. Although state media has largely ignored Chen's story, his plight has spread online and outraged an increasing number of Chinese netizens. Many joined a "Chen Sunglasses" movement by switching their profile pictures on social media sites to photos of people wearing sunglasses to show their solidarity with Chen. Other sympathizers, as recently as last weekend, have tried to visit Chen, despite the threat of physical danger. Activists say all attempted visitors have been turned back, often violently, by plainclothes police and local thugs. "Before we reached village, we were intercepted by about 100 people," a blogger named Liu Li told CNN last month after a failed group effort. "I was surrounded by a dozen of them and they beat me up until I passed out." When asked about these claims, local officials again declined to comment. He Peirong, Chen's family friend, says while she is heartened by the rising awareness and activism on Chen's case, she doesn't expect the authorities to soften their approach to his supporters. "They won't relent," she said. "Because they fear even a single step in that direction may open the floodgates for activists and threaten their rule." "
  • 'Batman' star punched, stopped from visiting blind Chinese activist By Steven Jiang, CNN updated 10:53 PM EST, Thu December 15, 2011

  • -India
    Malayalam Christian Sermon: God's Judgement Pr.Raju Methra




  • Where was Jesus for the three days between His death and resurrection?,

  • Where Was Jesus In The Days Between His Death And Resurrection? TheOldPaths1994
  • Explain the Bible: Where was Jesus between his death and resurrection? Where was Jesus between his death and resurrection? By Bob Rogers Posted: April 19, 2011 - 8:19pm

  • "Christians have different opinions about this subject, but the best explanation I can find is from 1 Peter 3:18-20, which says of the time of his death and resurrection, Jesus “went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah."
    This passage may mean at his death, Jesus’ spirit went to preach the Gospel to those who lived before him, to give them the opportunity to believe in him. This interpretation seems to be affirmed a few verses later in 1 Peter 4:5-6, where Peter says everybody will face Judgment Day, which is “why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead,” apparently meaning Jesus’ trip to the land of the dead before his resurrection.
    Otherwise, it would not be necessary for Jesus to preach to the dead, because Hebrews 9:27 says it is appointed unto mankind once to die, and then face judgment, implying that now Jesus has come, after death it is too late to make a decision for Christ.
    No wonder the apostle Paul says in Romans 3:25-26 that God patiently waited to judge the sins committed before Christ, leaving them unpunished until “the present time.” But now Christ has come, all people must be judged by their response of faith to Christ, even those who died before Christ.
    The Rev. Dr. Bob Rogers is a graduate of Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been pastor of First Baptist Church of Rincon since 1999. If you have questions about the Bible, email or visit his “Explain the Bible Blog” at "

    Suffering for Doing Good (1 Peter 3)

    " 8 Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For,

    "Whoever would love life
    and see good days
    must keep their tongue from evil
    and their lips from deceitful speech.
    11 They must turn from evil and do good;
    they must seek peace and pursue it.
    12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
    and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
    but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."[a]

    13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats[b]; do not be frightened.”[c] 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 17 For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 19 After being made alive,[d] he went and made proclamation to the imprisoned spirits— 20 to those who were disobedient long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, 21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God.[e] It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.


    " 8 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. 9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character "-Proverbs 31


    " learn to do right!
    Seek justice,
    encourage the oppressed. [a]
    Defend the cause of the fatherless,
    plead the case of the widow. "
    -Isaiah 1





  • No justice for kidnapping case Posted: 19 August, 2011

  • "Sudan (MNN) ― Kidnapping, rape, torture, and threats are all methods of persecution suffered by Christians in Sudan at the hands of Muslims. One teenage girl who recently escaped from the hands of her Islamic abductors suffered all four.
    Voice of the Martyrs, Canada (VCM) reported that Hiba Abdelfadil Anglo, 16, was abducted last year on June 17 by a Muslim gang. She was just reunited with her family last month after several months of trauma and suffering.
    According to VCM's source with Compass Direct, Hiba was kidnapped while going to the Ministry of Education for transcripts to enter into secondary school. She didn't know she was being monitored and one of the kidnappers pretended to work for the Ministry of Education.
    She was taken and moved around various locations in Khartoum by her kidnappers. All the while, Hiba was constantly pressured to convert from Christianity to Islam. She was often locked in a room and beaten until she lost consciousness.
    In trying to recount the story to Compass Direct, Hiba broke into tears. "They did many bad things to me," she says.
    The group members tortured her and referred to her family as "infidels." They would not let her pray Christian prayers, and the leader of the group sexually abused her. "Apart from abusing me sexually, he tried to force me to change my faith and kept reminding me to prepare for Ramadan," says Hiba.
    Two days after Hiba was kidnapped, her family started receiving threatening phone calls and text messages demanding a random of 1,500 Sudanese pounds ($560 USD) if they wanted her back.
    Hiba's mother, Anglo, went to the police station to open a case to find her daughter, but the police refused unless Anglo converted to Islam as well.
    Hiba tried to run away three different times, but each time her captors caught her and severely beat her for trying to escape. Freedom finally did come when Hiba gave enough of a pretense of converting to Islam for her captors to lighten up on guarding her. She got out and begged a motorcyclist to give her a ride to her home two hours away.
    Such a situation just shows the intensity of the religious profiling at the level of law enforcement in Sudan and the ongoing persecution there.
    Even Hiba's captors were so sure of their safety if they were caught. Hiba says she was warned by her captors, "Even if you call the government, they will not do anything to us."
    Anglo says, "It is good that those who prayed for us to know that their prayers were answered, and that my daughter is back at home with me. I also need prayers because I am jobless since the time my daughter was kidnapped."
    Please pray for Christians in Sudan suffering persecution both from Islamic groups and from lack of justice by the law. Pray for the emotional and spiritual wellness of Hiba and she and her family recover in Christ from this traumatic time.


  • Beyond Borders
  • Ministries

    Justice for all

    "Christian leaders, including Jim Wallis (Sojourners), John Bell (Iona Community) and the Bishop of Durham (England), reflect on the biblical call for justice. This film was produced by the video team at Christian Aid, the international development agency of the churches of the UK and Ireland. Christian Aid works wherever the need is greatest � irrespective of religion or race. For more info, please visit"

  • Solidarity Mission, based in Italy

  • Justice according to the Gospel

    "What can we do to turn our cities into a more , secure, peaceful,living places?"


    "What About Now by Daughtery"
    Chris Daughtry - What About Now (Acoustic) {HD}

    What About Now - Daughtery
    "Date posted: 4 weeks ago Title: What About Now Author: Daughtery Description: One person can make a change in the world. Be the change you wish to see./Kalena Reyna Video Rated: 1 time Favorited: 2 times Viewed: 2,010 times Commented: 1 time"

    Urban Compass
    "strives to reach underserved urban youth and guide them toward a hopeful future by showing them that a world of possibility exists and inspiring them to achieve their dreams through education, mentoring and enrichment activities..."-Los Angeles, CA (see contact info)
    *see Life-Mentoring
    Insight Prison Project
    "..Since 1997, the Insight Prison Project has been dedicated to reducing recidivism rates and improving public safety by conducting highly effective in-prison rehabilitation programs that provide prisoners with the tools and life skills necessary to create enduring change. Working in partnership with San Quentin State Prison, IPP conducts 20 weekly classes involving some 300 prisoners that focus on preparing the men to become responsible and productive members of the community upon leaving prison..."-San Rafael, CA (see contact info)
    *see Ministry-Prison
    Surf Aid International
    "..In 1999, physician and surfer Dr. Dave Jenkins went on a surf charter to the Mentawai Islands with one goal in mind: to find perfect waves. The surf proved to be everything he had hoped for. What he also found, though, were the Mentawai people---mostly women and children-�-suffering and dying from the ravages of malaria and other preventable diseases. Troubled by the inequity of lifestyles and moved by compassion, Dr. Jenkins went on to establish SurfAid International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering through community-based health programs. With the support of the New Zealand and Australian governments, the global surfing community, and most importantly the Mentawai people of the affected areas themselves, SurfAid has come to exemplify the healing power of cross-cultural partnerships..."
    *see Liberal Arts-Medical
    Room To Read
    "We partner with local communities throughout the developing world to provide quality educational opportunities by establishing libraries, creating local language children's literature, constructing schools, providing education to girls and establishing computer labs. We seek to intervene early in the lives of children in the belief that education empowers people to improve socioeconomic conditions for their families, communities, countries and future generations. Through the opportunities that only education can provide, we strive to break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time. "-San Francisco, CA (contact info)

    *see Liberal Arts-English
    Amnesty International
    " a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.
    Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world - so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity.
    We have more than 2.2 million members and subscribers in more than 150 countries and regions and we coordinate this support to act for justice on a wide range of issues..."
    -London, UK (contact info)
    Charity Water
    ".. It�s hard not to think about water today. In the western world, we face growing concerns about our stewardship of the world�s most precious resource. There�s talk of shortages, evidence of reservoirs and aquifers drying up, and of course, plenty of people who simply don�t care.
    But forget about us.
    Most of us have never really been thirsty. We�ve never had to leave our houses and walk 5 miles to fetch water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean. Yet more than 1.1 billion people on the planet don�t have clean water. It�s hard to imagine what a billion people looks like really, but one in six might be easier. One in six people in our world don�t have access to the most basic of human needs. Something we can�t imagine going 12 hours without. Here, we�d like to introduce you to a few of those billion people. They are very real, and they need our help. They didn�t choose to be born into a village where the only source of water is a polluted swamp. And we didn�t choose to be born in a country where even the homeless have access to clean water and a toilet. We invite you to put yourself in their shoes. Follow them on their daily journey. Carry 80 pounds of water in yellow fuel cans. Dig with their children in sand for water. Line up at a well and wait 8 hours for a turn. Now, make a decision to help. We�re not offering grand solutions and billion dollar schemes, but instead, simple things that work. Things like freshwater wells, rainwater catchments and sand filters. For about $20 a person, we know how to help millions of people..."
    -New York, New York (contact info)
    *see Environmental
    Keep A Child Alive
    " an urgent response to the AIDS pandemic ravaging Africa. With 28 million already dead, the disease continues, wiping out whole societies, threatening economic infrastructure and creating tragic devastation in the family structure."-Brooklyn, New York (contact info)
    *see Issues-AIDS & Children

    Natural Disasters

    *see Science: Astronomy-Aliens, Outer Space Travel, etc... or Military: World's Wars, Arms, Weapons, History, etc...

    " 19 By the wrath of the LORD Almighty
    the land will be scorched
    and the people will be fuel for the fire;
    no one will spare his brother. "
    -Isaiah 9

    -Wind-Water (weather)


    Stoning From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "..or lapidation, is a form of capital punishment whereby a group throws stones at a person until the person dies. No individual among the group can be identified as the one who kills the subject. This is in contrast to the case of a judicial executioner. Stoning is slower than other forms of execution, and hence is a form of execution by torture..."

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    Blasphemy Law Targets Pakistani Christians

    "LAHORE, Pakistan - In Pakistan, the new federal minister of minorities predicts the country's blasphemy laws will be abolished.
    The news comes as two Christians--a young woman and her father-- were recently jailed on charges of desecrating the Muslim holy book.
    Suria Bibi weeps for her imprisoned 20-year old daughter Sandal.
    "She's never gone anywhere, she's never left home," Bibi cried. "She's always stayed with us and now she's not here."
    Sandal and her father, Gul Sheer, were both imprisoned on charges of blasphemy--charges they say are false.
    A Nightmare Unfolds
    Their arrest came on October 9, 2008 after a mob of more than 100 angry Muslims surrounded their house, stoning it and the church gate nearby.
    Their church and home are in a predominantly Muslim village near Faisalabad.
    Muslims became enraged when they heard broadcasts from several mosque loudspeakers accusing the two Christians of desecrating the Koran.
    The annoucement came after Sandal's 8-year-old brother, Imsal, found some pages of the Koran at the side of the road in front of his house. Family members say he gave them to Sandal who immediately turned them over to a Muslim neighbor.
    Bibi suggests the family was set up. She believes the Koranic pages were intentionally placed in front of the house because Sandal and her father were agressively winning villagers to Christ.
    A Daughter Full of Praise
    Sandal was praise leader at the church.
    "She was always telling others that God is the way, Jesus is the way to salvation," her mother said. "She always said that to everyone who attended."
    That message was also broadcast from the church loudspeakers --words that some Muslims didn't want to hear.
    'Kill the Christians!'
    Bibi explained what happened as the irate mob came to attack.
    "They shouted, 'Kill the Christians!' and they were throwing stones," she recalled. "We were frightened so we locked ourselves in the bedroom and Sandal read from the Bible. We were weeping and we were praying."
    At 2 a.m. the police arrived and took Sandal and Gul Sheer away.
    "When they took her to the police station, I was worried and afraid, but my daughter was saying, 'Mama, don't worry. God is with us. He will protect us. Don't worry,"' Bibi remembered.
    Sandal and her father are not alone. Many Christians over the past two decades have been falsely accused and imprisoned on charges of blasphemy.
    What Pakistan's Blasphemy Law Prohibits:
    ■Blasphemy against Islam
    ■Blasphemy against the Muslim holy book, the Quran
    ■Blasphemy against the prophet Mohammad.
    The maximum sentence for those found guilty of is life imprisonment.
    That's what Sandal and her father could face if convicted.
    The maximum penalty for those convicted of violating blasphemy against the prophet Mohammed is death.
    Other Christians Targeted
    No Christian has actually been executed for blaspheming Mohammad, but many have wasted away for years in prison, waiting for their cases to reach a higher court. That's when they are usually thrown out for lack of evidence.
    School teacher Parvez Masih faced possible execution. He spent 5 years in prison until the false charges against him were dismissed in April 2006.
    Among other cases are Saleem and Rashid Masih-- two brothers falsely accused by an ice cream vendor of blaspheming Mohammad. They spent more than three years in prison.
    And street sweepers Amjad and Asif Masih. They were accused of burning a Koran. They were declared innocent after serving seven years in prison.
    Pakistani Christians are hoping new President Zardari will act agressively to overturn Pakistan's Blasphemy Law.
    In the meantime, Suria and her children are asking Christians around the world to pray that God will release Gul Sheer and Sandal and return them to their family.
    For additional information, please visit:"


    A Blasphemer Put to Death (Leviticus 24)

    " 10 Now the son of an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father went out among the Israelites, and a fight broke out in the camp between him and an Israelite. 11 The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name with a curse; so they brought him to Moses. (His mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri the Danite.) 12 They put him in custody until the will of the LORD should be made clear to them.

    13 Then the LORD said to Moses: 14 “Take the blasphemer outside the camp. All those who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the entire assembly is to stone him. 15 Say to the Israelites: ‘Anyone who curses their God will be held responsible; 16 anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD is to be put to death. The entire assembly must stone them. Whether foreigner or native-born, when they blaspheme the Name they are to be put to death.

    17 "'Anyone who takes the life of a human being is to be put to death. 18 Anyone who takes the life of someone’s animal must make restitution—life for life. 19 Anyone who injures their neighbor is to be injured in the same manner: 20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. The one who has inflicted the injury must suffer the same injury. 21 Whoever kills an animal must make restitution, but whoever kills a human being is to be put to death. 22 You are to have the same law for the foreigner and the native-born. I am the LORD your God.'"

    23 Then Moses spoke to the Israelites, and they took the blasphemer outside the camp and stoned him. The Israelites did as the LORD commanded Moses. "


  • Alabaster-Jars, women in the bible
  • "For You have been a defense for the helpless, a defense for the needy in his distress."-Isaiah 25:4

    *see Bible on the Poor

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