Outgoing US President Bill Clinton’s hasty drive to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by January 20 sputtered again on Thursday when Arab foreign ministers enshrined the Palestinian right of return as “sacred.” The decision reinforces PLO chief Yasser Arafat’s hard-line stand on an issue Clinton’s “outline” for peace requires him to compromise and calls into question Washington’s claim Arafat has said “yes” to the president’s plan.
US Secretary of State Colin Powell will not attend the upcoming anti-racism conference in Durban, forcing Israel to reassess the level of its own representation at the UN forum where Arab/Islamic elements plan to bash the Jewish State and people.
WASHINGTON (ABP) — Debate about government funding of religion and the separation of church and state took center stage on the floor of the House of Representatives July 19 as President George W. Bush’s “faith-based” initiative passed by a margin of 233-198.
Outgoing US President Bill Clinton appears to have finally given up on his long quest to forge a landmark Israeli-Palestinian peace pact before leaving office, as his special Mideast envoy Dennis Ross on Wednesday postponed a planned trip to the region. The move is a setback to the electoral hopes of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, who wanted Clinton to issue a “presidential declaration” on the status of negotiations to aid his waning chances for retaining office in early February balloting.
In the first spot on an otherwise squeaky clean record, US Secretary of State-designate Colin Powell has run into a flap for recently accepting a large sum of money for delivering a university lecture subsidized by a senior Lebanese official with ties to Syrian intelligence.
Many leaders in the international community are troubled with the increasing probability that Likud chairman Ariel Sharon will be elected prime minister of Israel in early February, but US President-elect George W. Bush may have a different opinion, describing him recently as a “great warrior and hero of freedom and democracy.”
Midway through Mission Impossible 2 Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) injects a biometric chip into the foot of love interest Thandie Newton. The action is perceived as necessary and ultimately saves the damsel in distress. This is due to the “wonderful” Global Positioning Satellite technologies and the latest in Digital Angel transponder chips designed to “enhance and preserve” the human experience.
Wouldn’t life be grand if you didn’t have to worry about being robbed? What if you didn’t have to worry about losing your money? Or that there would be no more fraud which in turn would cause the things you buy to be cheaper? What about the drug trade, if it could be absolutely regulated with an absence of cash but at the same time be controlled?
(AgapePress) – Al Gore took center stage at the Democratic National Convention last night, outlining his vision for the future–a vision that includes much greater involvement in the lives of Americans.
WASHINGTON (BP)–Abortion and homosexual rights, topics barely addressed at the Republican Party’s national convention, gained the spotlight frequently at the Democratic convention.
DALLAS (ABP) — Social-service programs that seek to evangelize their clients will not qualify for direct federal grants, the head of President Bush’s White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives told a gathering of conservative Christian leaders.
(AgapePress) – A coalition opposed to the special trade privileges for Communist China is urging the new administration to reverse the Clinton-Gore policy mistakes of the past eight years.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Christians in America will face great persecution soon and they must be aggressors in the midst of it, Josef Tson said March 2 at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
WASHINGTON (BP)–Religious leaders issued two documents April 17 rejecting radical environmentalism and supporting a biblical approach to ecological stewardship.
“It is obvious that PFLAG has a NAMBLA, North American Man Boy Love Association, problem.”
Washington, D.C. Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, Chairman of Traditional Values Coalition, is appalled to learn of the immoral and illegal lifestyle of the crusader leading opposition to the Boy Scouts. On Monday, August 21 protestors in Toledo, Ohio assembled outside the Erie Shores Boy Scouts of America offices to take part in a national demonstration schedule for 36 locations around the nation. The processional was lead by John Hemstreet, President of the Toledo chapters of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and Scouting for All; an organization dedicated to forcing the Boy Scouts to accept homosexuals.
WASHINGTON (BP)–A British panel’s recommendation in support of human cloning for experimental purposes is an “unconscionable policy,” a Southern Baptist bioethicist said.
Baptist Press) — George Walker Bush was sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States Jan. 20 and began his first full day of his presidency with a prayer service at Washington’s National Cathedral and a declaration of Jan. 21 as a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving.
WASHINGTON (BP)–The federal government released final guidelines Aug. 23 permitting taxpayer funding of research on cells from human embryos amid a chorus of criticism from pro-life advocates.
SAN FRANCISCO (BP)–A California ballot initiative that would define marriage has gained an unexpected group of supporters — a group of homosexual men and women.
WASHINGTON (BP)–A bill reforming campaign financing that was approved by the U.S. Senate April 2 violates the free-speech rights of pro-life and other advocacy organizations, according to charges made before and after the vote.