“In Israel, to be a realist, you have to believe in miracles” – David Ben Gurion
The House of Representatives voted down a Republican proposal to ban the Pentagon from paying for gender-transition surgeries after 24 GOP congressmen crossed party lines to join the Democratic side.
These are the 24 Republicans who voted against the legislation that would have removed funding for transgender military members’ medical costs:
- California Rep. Paul Cook
- California Rep. Jeff Denham
- California Rep. Steve Knight
- California Rep. Darrell Issa
- Colorado Rep Mike Coffman
- Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo
- Florida Rep. Lena Ros-Lehtinen
- Florida Rep. Brian Mast
- Michigan Rep. Justin Amash
- Michigan Rep. Jack Bergman
- New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance
- New Jersey Rep. Frank Lobiondo
- New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur
- New York Rep. John Faso
- New York Rep. Elise Stefanik
- New York Rep. Tom Reed
- New York Rep. John Katko
- New York Rep. Claudia Tenney
- Pennsylvania Rep. Ryan Costello
- Pennsylvania Rep. Charles Dent
- Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster
- Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick
- Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock
- Washington Rep. David Reichert
MILITARY BANK USAA CUSTOMER BACKLASH AFTER CANCELING ADS ON HANNITY – FURIOUS MEMBERS ARE CANCELING BACK!
Sean Hannity is well known for his support for the military and the veterans, and has a strong fan base among the military community. After USAA decided to cancel their ads on Hannity, furious members of USAA – an insurance, bank and financial services company that caters to active duty military, veterans and their families- are giving back to them what they just did to Sean- they are boycotting and canceling their membership.
U.S. ARMY MUSLIM CHAPLAIN KHALLID SHABAZZ PROMOTED TO GIVE SPIRITUAL COUNSEL TO 14,000 CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS…DOES HE USE KORAN OR THE BIBLE?
( WND ) Lt. Col. Khallid Shabazz, 48, was recently named division-level chaplain for the Army’s 7th Infantry at Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington, a title that puts him in charge of providing spiritual counsel to roughly 14,000 mostly-Christian U.S. soldiers.
Shabazz has been an Army chaplain for years, one of only 10 Muslim chaplains in the entire U.S. military and one of only five in the Army.
And in four months, his appointment will be formalized, via a division ceremony at Lewis-McChord.
“When you get the call saying you have been bestowed a division, the news is kind of like, unearthly,” Shabazz said, McClatchy D.C. reported. “The list is so small and it’s such a tough cut.”
And his reaction when he got the call?
“I’m on the phone saying, ‘Thank you, I appreciate it,’” he said, to McClatchy D.C. “Then I hang up the phone and I’m jumping all around like a little kid … running around the office saying, al hamdulillah, al hamdulillah, praise be to God.”
“The Evidence Bible” is now available and includes, besides the King James version, dozens of articles expanding answers to questions such as why is there suffering, explanations about what Muslims believe and scientific facts written millennia before man discovered them.
Not all are going to be happy with the appointment, he acknowledged.
“For me, a regular old guy from Louisiana, I look to the heavens and say, ‘Why me?’ As the day gets closer, I’m sure I’ll have more anxiety and think about it more,” he told McClatchy. “Islamic guy in a leadership position? If I think about it too much, it’ll get overwhelming.”
Shabazz was born Michael Barnes to a Lutheran family who lived about three hours from New Orleans. He attended Jarvis Christian College in eastern Texas, and after graduating, went back to Louisiana and taught fifth-grade biology.
He quit at the age of 23 and joined the Army. And it was while serving in Germany that he converted from Christian to Muslim.
Top 17 Miraculous Israeli Military Victories
Due to great casualties, an Israeli platoon was left with only twenty-five men. Nonetheless, what was left of the platoon continued to charge Tel Fakhr, in the Golan Heights. Little did they know, Tel Fakhr was maybe the most heavily fortified position Syria had. It had trenches, bunkers, and heavy wiring, machine guns, anti-tank guns, and mortars. Those Israeli soldiers did not stand a chance. That was until a miracle occurred. For no reason that makes any sense, a Syrian captain instructed his men not to fire on the Israelis until they reached the wiring. Before the Syrians knew it, they were too late. “The Jews are already inside, and we’ve taken heavy casualties,” they reported to their captain. Those who remained of the Israeli platoon were victorious, and continued up the Heights.The result of the miracles of this war was the recapturing of the western wall and much of the land Israel has today; an Israeli victory in just six days.
Not everyone realized the magnitude of this miracle until tragedy struck when over 40 were killed in a single missile strike on a U.S. marine bunker in Saudi Arabia. Even today, there are sadly parts of Israel that are being hit by terrorist rockets and while miracles do not occur for everyone, the rate of miracles for this country is undoubtedly exceptionally high.
At West Point Military Academy, while wars fought throughout the world are studied to learn military strategy, the Israeli wars are excluded from the curriculum. This is because according to military strategy, Israel should have lost them. Israeli victories defy logic because they are more often than not honest to G-d miracles. At West Point Military Academy, it benefits to teach logic and not the unexplainable miracles that make up Israel.
“Israel is a miracle, and how God appears for us in the fields of battle along the history of 4,000 years is a miracle” – Captain Gershon Salomon, Six Day War Veteran
If you are looking for stories of miracle, watch this video ‘Against All Odds in The Search of Miracles’ by producer Bill McKay.
OUTRAGEOUS! MARINE MONICA STERLING COURT MARTIALED FOR PUTTING BIBLE VERSES ON HER DESK LOSE FIRST AMENDMENT APPEAL ON FEDERAL COURT
( Daily Mail ) A Marine who was court-martialed after refusing to take biblical verses down from her desk has lost her federal appeal, in a decision her representative called ‘outrageous’.
Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling lost a 2014 court-martial at her base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, based in part on her refusal to remove the verses.
She challenged that action but was told Wednesday that she had lost the case after it was ruled that the order was not a ‘substantial burden’ on her First Amendment rights, Fox News reported.