Saturday notes 04-07-18
Trump’s 2nd-year achievements for March
Military: President Trump issued an order banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under “limited circumstances,” refocusing the military’s mission to emphasize “readiness and unit cohesion.”
The seventh and eighth days of Passover are celebrated as Yom Tov, holidays, capping the week long celebration that begins with the first Seder. In Israel, only the seventh day is celebrated.
Belgian Islamic Party Announces ‘100 Per Cent Islamic State’ as End Goal
The Belgian Islamic party Partij Islam is set to run candidates in 28 municipalities in the upcoming Belgian municipal elections, and have declared their intention to create an Islamic State in which women and men have to ride in separate buses.
Megachurch pays off medical bills for 4,229 families
A Texas Megachurch has blessed more than 4,000 families within a 20-mile radius of each of its five campuses this Easter by paying off their medical debt totaling more than $10.5 million.
Reports of ‘zombie-like’ raccoons puzzle police in Ohio
Youngstown police were busy this weekend fighting crime — and raccoons. Several scared homeowners called, saying the animals were in their yards, acting strangely. Police said it didn’t seem like rabies was the cause.
Colonel, Stripped of Command for Refusing to ‘Appreciate’ Retiree’s Gay Spouse, Wins Appeal
Decorated Air Force combat pilot Col. Leland Bohannon, who was stripped of his command and denied promotion opportunity for refusing to sign a certificate of appreciation for a retiree’s gay spouse, has won an appeal affirming religious liberty.
Virginia teen plans march for our guns rally
15-year-old Aidan Jackson said he was inspired to hold the rally after seeing recent rallies held around the country in support of tighter gun control. “When I saw the ‘March for Our Lives,’ I saw a lot of people for gun control. Not every youth believes that. Gun control is not the answer,” he said.
NFL Player Credited with Thwarting a Potential School Shooting
New England Patriots player Julian Edelman is being hailed a hero for thwarting a potential school shooting via Instagram. Someone direct messaged Edelman alerting him to a comment threatening school violence.
Student Govt prez demoted for backing gun rights
A Texas student alleges that he was demoted from his position as student government president for voicing support for the Second Amendment during a private conversation. Read More
Report: Europe’s Youth Abandoning Christianity
A new report, Europe’s Young Adults and Religion, reveals that European youth (ages 16-29) have abandoned the Christianity of their ancestors in large numbers, and now many young people, in some countries more than 50%, do not identify with any religion at all.
Chinese government reinterpreting Bible for the masses
The Chinese government removed Bibles from online stores after announcing it is working on re-interpreting and translating the Bible so it conform to “Chinese-style Christianity.”