Saturday, June 27, 2009

Former Prison Fellowship Senior Executive Joins Advent Film Group

Former Prison Fellowship Senior Executive Joins Advent Film Group

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- Following Provident-Integrity Distribution's successful DVD release of the pro-life film, "Come What May," made by Advent Film Group (AFG), senior executive Michael Snyder joins AFG as a Principal in charge of business, marketing, and distribution. He joins AFG's Founding Principal, George Escobar, who leads production and development.

Snyder is the former Senior Vice President of Prison Fellowship and head of its Christian worldview teaching and advocacy Division encompassing BreakPoint, the Centurions Program and the Wilberforce Forum. Provident-Integrity, a unit of Sony, released the hit films "Facing the Giants" and "Fireproof."

"Mike's deep experience in building and growing ministry-oriented enterprises is a tremendous blessing for AFG," announced Escobar. "As a former partner in several major law firms, Mike brings marketing, financial, and deal structuring savvy to shape attractive investment opportunities in our coming films."

According to Snyder, AFG's next two movies fulfill audience demand for family-friendly films that matter. "With our next film slate, we are leveraging our marketing and production funds by releasing back-to- back films, driving greater box-office yields, DVD sales, and bundling opportunities," explained Snyder. "It builds on brand momentum begun by 'Come What May.'"

Manny Edwards, head of Brightline Pictures, continues his collaboration with AFG as director and screenwriter. Edwards is leading the creative efforts for a new Brightline/AFG co-production. Still in development, this new film has already garnered support from major family and men's ministry organizations. Edwards said, "Faith-based films made on micro-budgets (under $1 million) that serve important initiatives, such as saving marriages or fighting for the unborn, succeed by generating powerful grassroots support."

Escobar revealed, "We take our inspiration from the vantage point of where God is working in people's lives. We do our best to make 'His' stories, not our own. More importantly, we acknowledge His sovereignty in shaping culture for His glory. He knows which stories are enduring, have lasting values--the stories that matter."

Despite tough economic times, movie industry box- office revenues for first-quarter (Q1) 2009 were up nine percent over Q1 2008. Snyder explains the appeal of movies made by AFG: "Faith-based audiences appreciate tasteful, refreshingly told stories that have a solid Biblical worldview and strengthen families. Everyone loves tales of second-chances, hope, and determination. We are making these films because we need them now, more than ever."

About AFG
Advent Film Group was founded to make films and filmmakers for Christ and the world. Learn more at or

Children's Book Character 'Uncle Chestnut' Based on Real G.K. Chesterton

Children's Book Character 'Uncle Chestnut' Based on Real G.K. Chesterton

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- Even as a children's book character, Uncle Chestnut may seem far-fetched. Although he is a comic, absent-minded but insightful gentleman described as being "big and round like a chestnut" by his nephew, he is in fact based on the real G.K. Chesterton, the English author and journalist of the early 20th Century.

The Inconvenient Adventures of Uncle Chestnut (ISBN 9780977223497), the first book in the Uncle Chestnut series, is now available from and other booksellers.

Written for young readers, The Inconvenient Adventures of Uncle Chestnut contains 4 short stories told by Jack, whose Uncle Chestnut comes to take care of him while his parents are away. Whether traveling, chasing after hats, or embarking on everyday adventures, Uncle Chestnut teaches a unique perspective on life and the world to his nephew.

Based on the writings and actual events in the life of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, this work of fiction presents the wit and wisdom of the British writer in a considerably easier style for young people to read. It is a simple, fun approach to introducing G.K. Chesterton to readers of all ages, and teaches the value of seeing everyday obstacles as exciting and unique adventures.

C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, credited Chesterton as a significant influence in his conversion to Christianity. Other famous persons influenced by Chesterton include Mahatma Gandhi, J.R.R. Tolkien, Alfred Hitchcock, Neil Gaiman, and Michael Crichton. However, one common complaint is that Chesterton's works can be difficult to understand.

"The idea behind Uncle Chestnut, a fictional version of G.K. Chesterton, was to present him in a way that could be enjoyed even by children, or provide a brief introduction for adults," said author Paul Nowak. "My hope is that by putting him in a more modern setting, retelling funny stories from his works and his life, blending it with his insight and telling the story from a child's perspective this book will make Chesterton more accessible and introduce him to a wider audience."

Wholesale and media inquiries can be directed to Paul Nowak via email at, or by calling 616-425-8873. For more information on the book visit or the publisher's site,

Principles for Radical Change in One's Financial Situation Found in 'Hidden Secrets of God's Economy'

Principles for Radical Change in One's Financial Situation Found in 'Hidden Secrets of God's Economy'

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- In his book, Hidden Secrets of God's Economy, Lou Galloway shares with us a revelation he received from God, and that is, that his finances were not meant to be based upon the world's economy but upon God's economy of abundance.

Galloway says: "The world's economy is based upon lack. Everything in the media is centered on lack and yet the world is full of wealth and abundance. If this teaching from the world saturates your mind you will always struggle. Learn the principles of God's economy of abundance and your finances will be transformed."

Galloway encourages us to seek and discover our creative talents as these are the keys to our financial success. Learn how to apply these principles to live at the abundant level that God intended for us.

Several principles Mr. Galloway shares throughout the pages of Hidden Secrets of God's Economy include: Our Hidden Talents, Understanding the World's Economy of Lack, God's Economy of Abundance is a multiplication of 30 fold, 60 fold and 100 fold, The things that hold us back from receiving the abundance and what we need to do.

Galloway encourages us not to rely on our day jobs, but to develop other streams of income, he explains how to successfully manage your money and use some as seed for future harvests.

Hidden Secrets of God's Economy is a winner of the Christian Choice Book Awards by Xulon Press in May 2009. The book won second place in the Bible Study category.

Lou Galloway lives in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, with his wife, Sandra. They have two married daughters, two sons-in-law, a son and two grandsons.

Lou has spent over 15 years in ministry including many overseas missionary excursions from 1985 to 2001. Lou has a diploma in Christian Ministries and a Bachelor of Computing degree. Lou is currently involved in developing business projects within the mission field and has a vision to expand this concept on a much larger scale. Initial details of Lou's current missionary business goals and projects are explained in his book Hidden Secrets of God's Economy.

To book Lou Galloway for speaking engagements and/or book signings, please email: or visit

Hidden Secrets of God's Economy is available wherever fine books are sold including:

Women's Group Challenges Susan G. Komen for the Cure to Debate Breast Cancer Risk -- Expects Komen to Duck the Challenge

Women's Group Challenges Susan G. Komen for the Cure to Debate Breast Cancer Risk -- Expects Komen to Duck the Challenge

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Susan G. Komen for the Cure is no friend of women," said Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer. "Komen perpetuates the breast cancer epidemic by withholding the truth that abortion increases breast cancer risk. We have three challenges for Komen.

"First, we challenge Komen to debate the abortion- breast cancer (ABC) link with us at the next Catholic Health Association (CHA) meeting or another venue. Since science is on our side, we expect Komen will duck the debate, as others have. [1,2,3]

"Second, Komen justifies its denial of an ABC link by using studies that were severely criticized in the medical journals, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons and Ethics and Medics, for violating fundamental rules of epidemiology. [4,5,6,7] No experts have ever challenged the conclusions reached in these journals. Komen must follow customary scientific procedure by sending letters to the journals proving that their conclusions are incorrect.

"Third, Komen should stop giving funds to Planned Parenthood, an organization that has inflicted considerable harm on women's health through its sales of abortions and hormonal contraceptives with estrogen and progestin (acknowledged by the World Health Organization as cancer-causing)." [8,9]

Joel Brind, endocrinology professor at Baruch College, City University of New York, argued that donations to Komen may be doing more harm than good because childbearing is known to offer significant protection against breast cancer and Planned Parenthood deprives women of that protective effect. He explained:

"Since Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the U.S., and since it is clear that abortion leaves a girl or woman with a higher long-term risk of breast cancer than had she chosen not to have the abortion, it is arguable that donations to Komen may actually serve to cause more breast cancer, rather than to fight against it."

Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg reports on his blog that Komen's founder, Nancy Goodman Brinker, was the keynote speaker at the CHA's convention earlier this month. [10] Brinker, an abortion enthusiast, has served on Planned Parenthood's advisory board and is now using the unsuspecting bishop and CHA to clean up Komen's reputation among donors turned off by its gifts to Planned Parenthood.

"I suspect Bishop Lynch would not support the American Lung Association if it gave funds to tobacco companies to do lung cancer screenings on its customers," asserted Malec. "Why, then, support Komen's grants to Planned Parenthood to do breast cancer screenings on its clientele, especially when legitimate medical providers that don't damage women's health are widely accessible?"

The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is an international women's organization founded to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.

References available online at: releases/090624/index.htm

How $5 Can Change the World

How $5 Can Change the World

Motivated by the Economy, the Alpha Foundation Creates International Donation Program -- Launches to Help Save Lives

OZARK, MO, June 24 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Alpha Foundation announces the launch of, a global donation program dedicated to making a difference in areas most affected by poverty, neglect, disease, abuse, war and natural disaster. is an innovative and revolutionary funding base for ten humanitarian relief organizations that address unmet needs around the planet. The 2009 fundraising challenge is to meet a goal of 200,000 donors worldwide that will commit to just $5 a month. Combining these donations into one large gift, then distributes it equally among the ten organizations. These are difficult economic times, but there is a great need so we are making it affordable for everyone to join this mission. For more information on how $5 can change the world visit

After an extensive year-long process we are very proud of the organizations chosen to receive this collaborative monthly gift from effort will leverage support for the following organizations:

· Panzi Hospital, Bukavu, DRCongo

· OrphanCare International, USA

· Free The Slaves, USA

· Doctors of the World, USA

· Depilex SmileAgain, Italy/Pakistan

· Children of Uganda, Uganda/USA

· Convoy of Hope, USA

· Crossroads International, USA/South Africa

· Safe Passage, Guatemala/USA

· Angel Mission, USA

"After living overseas for 15 years, and seeing the many desperate needs first-hand, it was obvious to me that not enough was being accomplished to relieve the suffering around the world," said Founder Brent Robison. "The inspiration for TheGive5 project came from a desire to help organizations that help those most in need. To start up an orphanage or begin a feeding program would take YEARS -- a massive undertaking. All the while -- the situations worsen. Then it came to me while boarding a plane - why not build an "engine" that could IMMEDIATELY impact organizations already in place -- already impacting people? And why just a single organization - - why not multiple relief agencies? Ultimately, that is the model of TheGive5 campaign -- many of us, helping many of them. One small gift, divided among 10 humanitarian relief agencies -- multiplied thousands of times over. The potential is astounding."

The Alpha Foundation is a pioneering privately held 501 C(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to humanitarian causes worldwide. It is the vision of the Alpha Foundation to significantly impact humanitarian relief efforts and relief organizations around the world with financial assistance, donor management and communications.

Media Contact: Rhonda Boudreaux

Missions Organization Helping Christians Respond to Famine in Kenya

Missions Organization Helping Christians Respond to Famine in Kenya

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- With more than 10 million people in Kenya facing starvation due to drought and political unrest, World Gospel Mission (WGM) is helping Christians in the United States get much- needed food supplies to the hardest hit areas.

"Today, about a third of Kenyans are hungry," said Tim Rickel, vice president of Development at WGM, a missionary-sending agency based in Marion, Indiana. "Right now, they need food, and WGM has the infrastructure and the people on the ground to distribute it and make sure it gets to those who need it."

Years of droughts that yielded poor harvests, political violence that displaced thousands of people in 2008, and skyrocketing fuel and food prices have led to the current crisis in Kenya. Only 18 percent of Kenya's land is suitable for farming, and unstable rain patterns have resulted in Kenya being unable to feed all of its 37 million people.

"But WGM's missionaries and Kenyan partners are ready to help," says Rickel. "They just need more food to give away. Fifty-pound bags of corn cost $50 each and will keep whole families from starving."

WGM has been serving in Kenya since 1932 and partners with Africa Gospel Church, an indigenous Kenyan denomination of churches. These churches are often used as staging areas for distributing aid. "It's sending a powerful message that the church is concerned about feeding a person's body and soul," says Rickel.

Visit to find out how you can respond to this need in Kenya.

About World Gospel Mission
World Gospel Mission disciples believers to become missions-active Christians. As an interdenominational missionary organization, WGM partners with individuals, small groups, college groups, and churches to intentionally address the physical and spiritual needs of individuals and communities. Learn more at

Rachel Elwood, Media Relations World Gospel Mission
(765) 671-7255

New Children's Book Teaches Kids About God's Love and Forgiveness Through a Little Lamb's Journey from Trouble to Triumph

New Children's Book Teaches Kids About God's Love and Forgiveness Through a Little Lamb's Journey from Trouble to Triumph

Colorful Barn Yard Characters and Bible Scriptures will Delight Kids and Parents Alike; Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Helping Hearts Equine Rescue, Inc.

JACKSON, NJ, June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- 'Trouble Wears A Bell,' a new children's book by author Maria Baggerly, tells the tale of a cast of colorful barn yard animals and the birth of a little lamb who can't seem to stay out of trouble.

Whether young or old, we all make mistakes. This book shows in an easy to understand way that God's love for us is always present, waiting for the opportunity to help us overcome life's obstacles.

"I wrote 'Trouble Wears A Bell' for children, because God says in His Word that we should encourage children to come to Him, not hinder them," said Baggerly. "In fact, we all must become as children -- accepting, trusting and loving God wholeheartedly -- if we are to enter the kingdom of heaven." (1)

Christian and Jewish parents, as well as religious teachers and ministry leaders, will also value this unique story as it prompts Bible-based discussions and gives examples of God's love for us.

'Trouble Wears A Bell' can be incorporated easily into Children's Church, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School programs. Visit for helpful lesson plan outlines and activities for children.

The book is available now, and a portion of all book sale proceeds will be donated to Helping Hearts Equine Rescue, Inc., a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of equines in need.

About the Author
The day Maria's grandmother gave her the Holy Bible, Maria knew that God had great plans for her. In addition to being an author, Maria is an A.A.S. Paralegal proficient in civil matters. Her past experience includes teaching special education, instructing the hearing impaired and teaching in an adult work program that reintroduces adults into the workforce by helping them with interviewing skills and strategies, as well as basic computer, math and English skills.

'Trouble Wears A Bell' is Maria's first Christian children's book. Visit her website at where you can use the Ask the Author button to provide comments, ask questions or request Maria for a book signing event or speaking opportunity.

1. At that time, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" [Jesus] called a little child and had him stand among them. And He said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me."

Matthew 18:1-5 NIV

OC Church Finds Creative Ways to Give

OC Church Finds Creative Ways to Give

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- Non-profit organizations and churches are feeling the economic crunch as charitable giving has decreased over the past year, but one church in Orange County has found a creative way to counter that trend.

According to an annual report by Giving USA, a publication of Giving USA Foundation(tm), charitable donations decreased by 3% nationwide last year. As non-profit organizations are learning to do more with less, The Well, an Orange County-based network of house churches, is teaching its members that living generously means more than dipping into their pocketbooks.

At a recent gathering of the entire network of The Well house churches, Eastburn challenged the church body to look for other ways to give. "Is there something in your garage or home that is being unused?" he asked. "Do you have a job or service that could help someone in need?"

The Well members began to list the things they could give: an unused truck, babysitting service, old yard tools.

"We strongly believe God calls Christians to give financially" says The Well Pastor Ken Eastburn. "But we also know that writing a check doesn't fully satisfy God's call on us to give. Living generously requires giving whatever you have -- time, energy and money."

This kind of creativity is nothing new to The Well. Once a traditional church, The Well decided to leave its building in 2005 and begin meeting in homes. Eastburn says this new model provides them with an opportunity to be more generous than ever before. Without a mortgage payment and the costs of maintaining a building, The Well is using its resources to help those in need. In fact, more than 50 percent of the tithes and offerings received are committed to outreach, service projects and meeting the needs of the community or church body.

"We know generosity doesn't depend on the size of your bank account," continues Eastburn. "Christians' lives should be characterized by their generosity, the openness with which they share what God has entrusted to them."

The Well attempts to model this generosity in the way it spends its resources. And, the church is openly learning how to do that and sharing its story on its blog at

'California, Stand Up for Jesus' -- State-wide 'Prayer Rally for Jesus' in Lodi, California, Wednesday, July 1st, 6pm

'California, Stand Up for Jesus' -- State-wide 'Prayer Rally for Jesus' in Lodi, California, Wednesday, July 1st, 6pm

LODI, Calif., June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following information is submitted by former Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt of The Pray in Jesus Name Project:

The Lodi City Council is considering a vote to BAN THE NAME OF JESUS from public prayers offered before city council meetings.

--Former Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt will fly in to lead the rally with many California pastors. (Pastors please call "Chaps" right now: 719-360-5132).

--Pastor Everett Robinson of The Will Of God Christian Center will lead coordination efforts on the ground. (Bus coordinators and volunteers please call Pastor Robinson: 707-333-1282.)

--Lodi California Mayor Larry D. Hansen fears a lawsuit by atheist groups if he doesn't silence Christian prayers, and has requested to hear your public opinion.

--Rally for Jesus Prayer Meeting at 6pm on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 on the steps outside the City Council meeting.

--Followed by "standing room only crowd" inside the Lodi City Council meeting at 7pm.

Lodi City Council Meeting
Carnegie Forum
305 W. Pine Street
Lodi, CA 95240

Where exactly?
Map and driving directions here:

What happened?

Take Action Nation-wide! Sign the online petition:

CHURCH FLYER: Download, Copy, Distribute, Free 8.5 X 11 Flyer Here:

Please make flyer copies for every member at all churches this Sunday 28 June 09. Then everybody please email this press release widely around the whole state.

MEDIA INTERVIEWS: Please call Chaplain Klingenschmitt.

ALL CALIFORNIA PASTORS: Please call Chaps now: 719-360-5132, then call Pastor Robinson: 707-333- 1282.

California, it's time to take a stand for Jesus.

Let's rally and pray, in Jesus' name, Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt ("Chaps") Chaps' Bio:

Massive Spiritual Bouquet Being Prepared for the 'Year for Priests'

Massive Spiritual Bouquet Being Prepared for the 'Year for Priests'

STATEN ISLAND, NY, June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, announced today that Priests for Life is inviting the laity to prepare a massive spiritual bouquet which will be presented this Fall to all the priests of the country.

The faithful are invited to pledge prayers, rosaries, chaplets, holy hours, and sacrifices for priests, that they may be protected in body and spirit, and may grow in holiness and in the fruitfulness of their ministry.

This can be done at

"Priests are heralds of the Gospel of Life, and are called to stir up the gifts of God's people to build the culture of life. In our day, when restoring protection for the right to life is the top moral imperative, the Catholic faithful thirst in a particular way for the leadership of priests in this arena, and eagerly pray for it," Fr. Pavone added.

Along with pledging a spiritual bouquet, people are invited to share their stories about their favorite priests.

Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro- life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit

How To Appreciate The King Of Pop: Michael Jackson

How To Appreciate The King Of Pop: Michael Jackson

By Andreas Klamm, news correspondent

Michael Jackson, The King of Pop was an excellent artist which knew how to be creative. Photo: Antonio Manfredonio / Creative Commons – Share Alike

Los Angeles. June 27, 2009. The mourning after the for many people and friends unexpected death of The King Of Pop, entertainer and singer Michael Jackson is great.

As legions and millions of people wanted to express their condolences, their feelings about the loss of The King Of Pop, Michael Jackson, web communities such as Twitter , Facebook and other international services have reach their technical limits.

The King Of Pop has suffered from a cardiac arrest on June 25, on 12.21 p.m. And has been officially pronounced dead at 2.26 p.m. on June 25, 2009 in the city of Los Angeles in the United States of America (U.S.A.).

Physicians have tried for about one hour at the Ronald Reagan Hospital with the UCLA Medical Center to save the life of the Pop icon and The King of Pop, Michael Jackson. While these physicians and nurses sometimes are able to perform some kind of miracles in this special situation they had no chance to rescue The King of Pop, singer and entertainer Michael Jackson which has been able to gain the whole world with his music and arts.

No man or woman, no matter if they may like his music and performance of songs or not, would doubt, that Michael Jackson knew very well how to perform in a very creative way his music and arts.

Millions and legions of people have the need to share their feelings and to express their thoughts, even condolences with the family and close friends of Michael Jackson.

The three children of Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Jr. (I, 12) Paris Michael Katherine (11) and Prince Michael (7) may will be raised with their grandmother, which loves the children of her son.

There is no doubt Michael Jackson, The King of Pop has been one of the most famous artist, entertainers and singers in the world. He and his music had a great impact in this world. And there is no doubt, even after Michael Jackson has passed away, the arts of the entertainer will still have a great impact in this world. There are many different ways how to cope with this loss of a favorite and leading entertainer in the world.

Friends of Michael Jackson and his music are able to keep Michael Jackson as he wanted to be known and his music in good memory.

These friends might keep the entertainer in good memory as he loved to appear on stage, in the public and as he used to perform his arts.

Those friends and people which had a close relation with Michael Jackson might keep the singer in good memories as he lived in the truth apart from many different stories which appeared in the media and might not reflect the inside view as Michael Jackson truly has been during his life on earth.

Those friends of Michael Jackson which want to appreciate The King of Pop may follow one the basic and good example of the leading entertainer and be creative as he was in many ways. Michael Jackson, no matter if people may like his music and performance or not, has given an excellent example what it does mean to be creative and to have success with creative arts, music and performance.

There is a way to be creative yourself as The King of Pop used to be. Friends of Michael Jackson and his music might perform street dancing or dancing on the stage as he has given an example. Others might try to interpret his songs.

Other friends and supporters could easily perform the arts and help with the arts the poor people in Africa and many other places in this world as Michael Jackson has given an excellent and may one of the best example with the performance “We Are The World”, a song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie in 1985 produced and conducted by Quincy Jones, recorded by a super group of 45 popular musicians billed as USA for Africa also know as United Support of Artists for Africa.

Friends could write creative poems and stories about their favorite entertainer or create a creative memorial web site for their King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

True friends of Michael Jackson might listen to their favorite music performed by the King of Pop and those DJ´s which do mourn about the loss of Michael Jackson might play his songs to keep the artist in good memory.

There are millions of creative ways how to appreciate The King Of Pop. For those people which do mourn and suffer about the loss of their favorite singer and want to appreciate Michael Jackson, as he wanted to be seen and known, on the friends and supporters will find some ideas and good instructions on “How To Appreciate Michael Jackson”.

If friends are creative as Michael Jackson was, they might be able to find a way how to appreciate the entertainer in a good sense: BE CREATIVE and perform the arts in a creative way, even if the performance might be discussed controversial in the future.

Legions and millions of friends of Michael Jackson and his music have the need to express their thought, feelings and condolences related to the loss of their idol or favorite music entertainer .

International big media and even alternative media are aware of the need of those people which do mourn in many different places and many different ways in this world about the loss of Michael Jackson.

Some services which will give room for condolences or public expression of the empathy for Michael Jackson, such as condolence books are offered world wide on:

Mahiram Tribute to Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 Era:

MJB Mission News, ISSN 1999-8414 (PDF Print Edition)

MJB Mission News, ISSN 1999-8414, (web online edition):

Friday, June 26, 2009

Weltweite Trauer um „King Of Pop“: Michael Jackson erlitt Herzstillstand

Weltweite Trauer um „King Of Pop“: Michael Jackson erlitt Herzstillstand

Von Andreas Klamm, Nachrichten-Korrespondent

Los Angeles. 26. Juni 2009. Der Sänger, Entertainer und „King of Pop“, Michael Jackson hat, verschiedenen Medien-Berichten zufolge, gegen 12.21 Uhr einen Herzstillstand erlitten und ist gegen 14.26 Uhr* (amerikanische Ortszeiten) im Ronald Reagan Krankenhaus, UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles gestorben. Die Wiederbelebungs-Versuche des Privat-Arztes von Michael Jackson und die Wiederbelebungs-Versuche eines Fach-Ärzte-Teams scheiterten trotz aller intensiven Bemühungen.

Die Ärzte sollen bis zu einer Stunde versucht haben, den einzigartigen Sänger und die Leitfigur für Pop-Musik und Musik, Michael Jackson, wiederzubeleben.

Die drei Kinder des „King Of Pop“ und eines der erfolgreichsten Sänger in der Welt-Geschichte, Michael Jackson, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. (I, 12), Paris Michael Katherine (11) und Prince Michael (7) sollen nach dem überraschenden und unerwartet frühen Ableben des Künstlers künftig bei ihrer Großmutter leben

In aller Welt ist die Betroffenheit und Trauer von Familien, Freunden und prominenter Künstlern und Künstlerinnen groß.

Nahezu alle internationalen und nationalen Fernseh-Stations- und Medien-Netzwerk-Stationen haben die Inhalte ihrer Programme aus Anlass des frühen und unerwarteten Todes von Michael Jackson geändert. Zahlreiche Fernseh-Sender sendeten bereits Sonder-Sendungen. Weitere Sonder-Sendungen aus Anlass des Ablebens des Sängers und Entertainers sind auch bei öffentlich-rechtlichen Fernseh-Stationen in Deutschland für heute Abend geplant.

Michael Jackson wollte in den Jahren 2009 und 2010 weltweit zahlreiche neue Konzerte geben. Michael Jackson konnte geschätzt rund 750 Millionen Tonträger mit seiner Musik verkaufen und erhielt 13 Grammy Awards. Er wurde 50 Jahre.

Zahlreiche internationale Medien bieten zudem Kondolenz-Bücher im Internet an, in denen Trauer, Anteilnahme und Beileid bekundet werden können:

Mahiram Tribute to Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 Era:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

June Hunt and Hope for the Heart Celebrate 100th Hope Biblical Counseling Institute in June

June Hunt and Hope for the Heart Celebrate 100th Hope Biblical Counseling Institute in June

DALLAS, June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- Since its inception in September 2002, HOPE FOR THE HEART's Hope Biblical Counseling Institute, (BCI), has equipped nearly 6,000 leaders, counselors, and other caring people from around the country in providing biblical solutions for life's toughest problems. HOPE FOR THE HEART, a 23-year-old worldwide biblical counseling ministry, founded by author and speaker June Hunt, will celebrate its 100th BCI this month at its Dallas headquarters.

The BCIs originally were a cooperative venture between the ministry and Dallas' Criswell College, with Hunt providing biblical answers for issues such as anger and abuse, grief and guilt, depression and hope, along with addressing numerous apologetic topics in a conference setting. Since 1989, Hunt has developed 100 Biblical Counseling Keys, equipping everyday people with biblical hope and practical help for even more of life's most challenging questions. The four sections of the Keys--Definitions, Characteristics, Causes, Solutions--provide the core material for the BCIs.

"God is unmistakably at work through our BCIs...changing minds, changing hearts, and changing lives," states Hunt, founder, CEO & CSO (Chief Servant Officer) of HOPE FOR THE HEART. "Our conference evaluations bear countless testimonies of reconciliation, restoration, and redemption. Nothing could be a bigger blessing!"

Each interactive conference provides 9 hours of in- depth teaching on one topic. In addition, Hunt shares one poignant telephone call each hour from her live call-in counseling program, Hope In The Night. One of the most popular features of the conferences, the calls enable participants to analyze the conversations and learn valuable insights and techniques from Hunt's own example. Offered monthly on designated Tuesday evenings and Saturdays, each session enables teachers to receive practical training and Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) through the Association of Christian Schools International.

Hunt is committed to unraveling the complex issues of life to make a positive difference for those in great need. As a former youth director, then later a college and career director in her church, Hunt realized early on the enormous need to become skilled in Christian apologetics and biblical counseling.

As founder of radio programs HOPE FOR THE HEART and HOPE IN THE NIGHT, Hunt pours out God's life- changing truth to thousands with approximately 400 airings of the 2 broadcasts each weekday across the U.S., and nearly 100 daily airings in 13 countries. "I love sharing God's truth for today's problems," Hunt says. "Nothing else is more life-changing than the personal and practical application of the Word of God."

About HOPE FOR THE HEART: Based in Dallas, Texas, HOPE FOR THE HEART is a worldwide Christian ministry that provides life-changing resources for biblical counseling in over 20 languages and encouragement to leaders and professional caregivers as well as individuals. The organization broadcasts programs on more than 300 radio outlets worldwide, offers training, and provides a wealth of print, web-based, and audio tools based on a library of 100 proprietary Biblical Counseling Keys.

International Law Versus Army Recruiters

International Law Versus Army Recruiters

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- A U.S. District Court in Oakland last week struck down regulations in two California cities pitting international law against U.S. military policy. Judge Saundra Armstrong announced Thursday that based on briefs and other documents submitted to the court, the measures violate the Constitution in four ways, including subjecting federal government actions to local control and discriminating by prohibiting from federal agents actions "permitted for private persons."

"No matter the outcome, we are going to appeal to the 9th Circuit and possibly the Supreme Court," said Arcata counsel Brad Yamauchi.

At the heart of the case were local ordinances from Eureka and Arcata, two northern California cities that would prohibit U.S. armed services recruiters from initiating contact with minors under the age of 18 anywhere within city limits. The U.S. Department of Justice first filed suit against the towns, claiming that these Youth Protection Acts fail under Article VI of the Constitution, which makes federal law supreme over contradictory state or local legislation.

In response, the cities filed countersuits claiming that current military policy violates the Convention on the Rights of the Child's Optional Protocol on Children in Armed Conflict, which the U.S. ratified in 2002. (This is a separate but related treaty to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC); the U.S. has not ratified the main CRC.)

"When the government enters into an international treaty or protocol, that becomes the law of the United States," said Yamauchi, also citing Article VI.

The cities claim that the U.S. military is in violation of the Protocol's prohibition on the recruiting of children for military service. Current federal law allows representatives of the armed services to educate high school and college students on military career options, alongside other educational and vocational recruiters at job fairs and the like. To actually enlist, however, one must be 18, or close to 18 with parental consent. This countersuit constitutes the first time since the 2002 ratification of the protocol that the federal government's compliance with the treaty has been legally questioned.

That this case arose at all is evidence of the threat that international law presents to our American way of life. Armstrong's decision is not likely to be the end, nor is it safe to guess how the 9th Circuit might rule if the case is appealed.

Should the full CRC be ratified, not only federal law, but even state, local and individual family decisions will come under the authority of the United Nations when children are involved. The Parental Rights Amendment proposed by Rep. Pete Hoekstra (MI), Sen. Jim DeMint (SC) and 95 additional Congressmen is the only guaranteed method to permanently stop international law from interfering with family and state laws.

Pro-Life Women to Oppose Taxpayer Funded Abortion in District of Columbia

Pro-Life Women to Oppose Taxpayer Funded Abortion in District of Columbia

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pro-Life Women to Call on Congress to Oppose Taxpayer Funding for Abortion.

Susan B. Anthony List Joins House Pro-Life Women's Caucus to Oppose Taxpayer-Funded Abortion in the District of Columbia

Press Conference - Wednesday, June 24, 2009 -- 10:00 a.m. EST -- House Triangle, SE Plaza, Capitol Grounds

WHO: Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List
Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH), Chairwoman of House
Pro-Life Women's Caucus
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
Rep. Mary Fallin (R-OK)

WHAT: Press conference to urge preservation of the Dornan Amendment, legislation to maintain restrictions on taxpayer funding for abortion in the District of Columbia

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, June 24, 2009

WHERE: House Triangle, Southeast Plaza of the Capitol Complex. The House Triangle is located directly across the street from the Cannon Terrace, on the Capitol Grounds, Southeast from the South visitor's entrance to the Capitol building. (In case of inclement weather, the rain location is HC-9 in the Capitol Building.)

For more information please contact Joy Yearout at 703-380-6674 or email

Canadian Christian Writing Awards

Canadian Christian Writing Awards

The complete list of winners is at

Writing awards highlight poverty activists and other Canadian Christian authors

TORONTO, June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- Non-fiction books by Toronto poverty activists Tim Huff and Greg Paul won multiple awards June 17 in a national contest, along with a suspense novel set during the Roman Empire.

The Canadian Christian Writing Awards are given annually in 30 independently judged categories, including non-fiction books, novels, articles, columns and poems. The awards are sponsored by The Word Guild, a national association with the mandate of connecting, developing and promoting Canadian writers and editors who are Christian ( 519-886-4196).

Huff, a social activist who has worked for 20 years with homeless and marginalized youth and adults, won for Bent Hope: A Street Journal (Castle Quay Books) in the general readership category and tied for first in the culture book category with Greg Paul. Paul, who founded the inner-city ministry Sanctuary, also won the Christian living book category for The Twenty Piece Shuffle: Why the Poor and Rich Need Each Other (David C. Cook).

The suspense novel Christianus Sum (Latin for "I am a Christian") won awards in three categories -- best suspense, romance and historical novel -- for first- time author Shawn J. Pollett of Golden Valley, Ont. (near Parry Sound).

Author and singer/songwriter Carolyn Arends of Surrey, B.C., was shortlisted in five categories -- the most of any writer this year -- and won for best book of "life stories" for Wrestling with Angels: Adventures in Faith and Doubt (Harvest House Publishers).

Donna Dawson of St. Marys, Ont., author of the suspense thriller Vengeance (Word Alive Press) and a writing instructor at Fanshawe College in London, Ont., won for best contemporary novel and best independently published fiction.

The cash awards were announced at a public black- tie gala event June 17 in Mississauga, Ont., hosted by Herbie Kuhn, in-house announcer for the Toronto Raptors basketball team.

"This is the premier event honouring the work of Canadians who write from a Christian worldview," explained Denise Rumble, the managing director of The Word Guild. "We want to showcase examples of excellence and increase public awareness of the quality and variety of our homegrown writers."

The Word Guild also sponsors Canada's largest Christian writers' conference (

Boycott The New York Times Website Marks 100th Posting

Boycott The New York Times Website Marks 100th Posting

WASHINGTON, June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- Boycott The New York Times ( marked its 100th web posting this week. Launched during the 2008 presidential campaign, the website is dedicated to exposing and organizing a boycott of America's most biased media outlet -- which also sets the agenda for the rest of the liberal media.

"The Times has, over the course of decades, blatantly distorted the news to advance an ideological agenda," declared Don Feder, the editor of the Boycott The New York Times website. "Bias drips from every page of The Times, which has the audacity to style itself America's newspaper of record," Feder added.

"Barack Obama should have stamped on his tushie, 'Made by The New York Times,'" Feder told Michael Savage in a June 17 interview on "The Savage Nation," one of the top 5 talk shows in the U.S.. "The Times acted like a PR agency for Obama even before he launched his presidential campaign."

Feder said he was pleased by the success of the Boycott The New York Times campaign, noting that over 6,000 people so far have signed an online petition pledging to boycott the paper. One thousand of those signatures were added in the past week alone, after Michael Savage featured one of Feder's postings on his website and invited him on "The Savage Nation."

The project has received the support of such prominent conservatives as Ann Coulter, Michael Savage, Janet Porter, Phyllis Schlafly and Lee Rodgers (KSFO, San Francisco). It has also been featured in WorldNetDaily, FrontPage Magazine and National Review's Media Blog.

Click here for the Boycott The New York Times petition.

About Boycott The New York Times:
A project of Accuracy In Media (AIM), Boycott The New York Times is the first website to call for a general boycott of America's most biased news outlet. The site provides contact information for The Times and its top advertisers, and an online petition that readers can sign to protest its liberal bias. For more information, go to and

About Don Feder:
Don Feder is the editor of Boycott The New York Times. A former Boston Herald editorial writer and syndicated political columnist, Feder has appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor," "Hannity and Colmes," "Politically Incorrect," "The 700 Club," "Focus On The Family," "Fox & Friends" and "The Savage Nation." His columns have been read on the air by Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura.

To arrange an interview with Don Feder, contact Sarah Schaerr Norton at (202) 364-4401 ext. 107 or

Local Non-Profit Organization Awarded $100,000 to Help Victims of Human Trafficking in Middle Tennessee

Local Non-Profit Organization Awarded $100,000 to Help Victims of Human Trafficking in Middle Tennessee

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the award of over $2 million in grants to state and local organizations to identify and help victims of human trafficking.

The funds are part of the Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking Regional Program, whose purpose is to enhance anti-trafficking efforts in the U.S. by building regional capacity for the identification and service of victims. The grantees are responsible for maintaining an anti-human trafficking coalition in their region, conducting public awareness activities and providing training and technical assistance on human trafficking issues to local organizations.

Free for Life Ministries, an international human trafficking non-profit organization, based out of Franklin, TN, was one of 12 organizations nationwide to be awarded grant money from HHS, under the Rescue and Restore program. Free for Life Ministries will be facilitating the distribution of $100,000 to seven local Nashville organizations who will work to implement new anti-human trafficking programs throughout the Middle Tennessee area. These seven local organizations are: Interdenominational Ministers' Fellowship Peniel Initiative (IMFP), Not For Sale Campaign, Nashville Law Enforcement, Doctors At War, Bird Of Prey Filmwerks, Free for Life En Acción, and Free for Life Ministries. The IMFP will focus on education and outreach training to faith-based and community leaders, as well as after-school program staff. The Not For Sale Campaign will be creating a volunteer pool for the Nashville Rescue and Restore Coalition and increasing trafficking awareness among community groups. Nashville Law Enforcement is planning officer trainings throughout middle Tennessee in order to educate police officers and others on human trafficking. Doctors At War will be creating an Emergency Multilingual Phrasebook to be placed in every emergency department in the state of Tennessee to assist healthcare providers in the recognition of victims of human trafficking. Bird of Prey Filmwerks will produce a number of Public Service Announcements that will provide education to the public on trafficking. Free for Life En Acción will be working to provide outreach and education to the Hispanic community.

"The epidemic of buying and selling human beings simply cannot continue," said Colette Bercu, Executive Director of Free for Life Ministries. "The funds we have been awarded will strengthen our efforts in middle Tennessee to reach victims and provide the services they need to rebuild their lives."

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 designated HHS as the agency responsible for helping victims of human trafficking become eligible for federally funded benefits and services. As part of this effort, HHS initiated the Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking campaign, a multi-faceted effort to address this issue.

For more information please visit: or

Catholic Clergy Inaugurate Year for Priests Together with Pope Benedict XVI

Catholic Clergy Inaugurate Year for Priests Together with Pope Benedict XVI

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy (a national association of 600 priests and deacons) has joined Pope Benedict XVI's inauguration of a "Year for Priests" by launching a revamped web site and announcing an international convocation for English speaking priests in Rome January 4th - 8th, 2010.

The Holy Father decided to inaugurate a "Year for Priests" in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birthday of John Mary Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests. His intention is to deepen the commitment of all priests to interior renewal for the sake of a more forceful and incisive witness to the Gospel in today's world.

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy was founded by a group of priests in 1975 to provide ongoing spiritual, theological and pastoral formation for clergy. At their annual and regional convocations they spend time together before the Blessed Sacrament, pray in common, participate in spiritual conferences, workshops and seminars just as the Church has prescribed for centuries. "Vatican II and the Directory on the Ministry and Life of Priests, as well as Canon Law, make it clear that ongoing formation of the clergy is not an option or luxury, it is a necessity," said the President of the Confraternity, Fr. John Trigilio.

The new revised web site ( will now bring higher- tech conveniences so that clergy can network with one another and access Magisterial material in addition to following what is going on in the Church and in the CCC at large. Thomas McKenna, Executive Director of the organization, described it as "a bridge between the best of the old and best of the new."

"Our improved homepage will not only be user friendly, but will also help with our upcoming gathering in Rome to celebrate the Year for Priests. If Saint John Vianney himself was alive today, he would be online helping his parishioners and his brother priests," commented Fr. Trigilio.

The Confraternity holds that while individual dioceses sponsor events year round, it is imperative that in the Year for Priests, the clergy themselves take ownership of their spirituality and seek to grow in wisdom and grace to better serve the People of God. As the Holy Father is inviting everyone to pray for priests through the intercession of Saint John Vianney, the CCC hopes their new web page will also encourage the laity to support their clergy and encourage them to seek ongoing formation.

EventU Green(tm) Revolutionizes Church Energy Savings

Saving Energy. Photo: Christian Newswire

EventU Green(tm) Revolutionizes Church Energy Savings

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- At a time when all churches are looking for ways to reduce costs and many are looking for ways to become more environmentally sound, ServiceU Corporation ( introduces EventU Green(tm) (, an add-on component to its EventU(tm) online event management software for churches that integrates a church's HVAC heating and cooling system together with its online events calendar bookings.

"EventU Green is radical because it interfaces directly with a church's HVAC heating and cooling systems to modify the thermostat settings," explains Tim Whitehorn, CEO of ServiceU. "This means that the HVAC controls will be adjusted automatically as the event schedule changes, thereby saving churches thousands of dollars per year."

One church that has seen this significant savings already is Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Anaheim, California (, home to a 2,500-member congregation and Christian school. Vineyard members and students are blessed to meet at their 250,000 square foot facility on 25 acres--not your typical church; however, their concerns about energy costs and ways to become more "green" were typical to almost every church in America.

Vineyard Anaheim's facilities manager Dave Paolozzi notes, "We were using far too much energy, and we needed to get a hold of what to do about it. In addition, our energy costs were on the rise and we needed a way to cut back and conserve more. With EventU Green, we're able to automatically control our building, reduce energy output, and cut costs significantly." Now, Vineyard Christian is able to schedule events and control their HVAC system online, 24/7.

ServiceU estimates that churches can easily save 10 percent to 20 percent of their current heating and cooling bill per year using EventU Green automation for their facilities. Vineyard Anaheim has already experienced a 25% reduction in energy costs this year alone.

If your HVAC system is compatible, your facility can be up and running in two weeks or less. ServiceU provides a series of questionnaires to churches in order to determine the layout of their HVAC system and inputs this information in EventU Green to set everything up correctly.

Benefits include:

· Reduction in energy consumption for heating and cooling of up to an estimated 10-20 percent or more

· More money to spend on ministry due to savings on utility costs

· Free up valuable labor time currently spent manually managing HVAC controls

· Higher "user satisfaction" since room temperature will be automatically controlled
Capabilities include:

· A single calendar system for managing events, rooms, resources, and HVAC

· Real-time control of all air conditioning and heating zones for an entire campus

· Changes to events automatically result in corresponding changes to HVAC controls

· High-availability architecture continues HVAC control even if Internet is down

Pricing is based on the size of the facility and number of HVAC zones. The cost of EventU Green is a fraction of the anticipated savings on utility bills, not to mention the savings of staff time and resources. In addition, organizations that are increasingly concerned with energy usage and becoming more "green" can know that creating a more efficient HVAC management system will put them on the right path. Churches must also be using EventU software to implement EventU Green.

For more information, churches can call (866) 709- 7421 or go online to get started.

About ServiceU Corporation
ServiceU Corporation provides online event management software designed for organizations such as churches, nonprofits, schools, universities, festivals, and theaters. ServiceU offers three core products that get people involved. EventU: event, resource, and facility management that utilizes calendar scheduling software. TransactU: secure donations, payments and event registrations. TicketU: ticket sales, box office management and theater software. Founded in 1997, ServiceU is a trusted provider of online event management software to the nonprofit market. For more information, visit the ServiceU website at or the company's blog at

Update: Rock Church of Zhengzhou, Henan Banned; 7 Christians Still Detained

House Church in China. Photo: Christian Newswire

Update: Rock Church of Zhengzhou, Henan Banned; 7 Christians Still Detained

HENAN, China, June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- ChinaAid received more details regarding the persecution of Rock (Panshi) Church, a house church in Zhengzhou City, Henan. On June 14, government officials forcibly abolished and sealed Rock Church's building. Eight Christians have been detained, with one released.

Photo: Rock House Church -- abolished and sealed by authorities.

The incident began at 9:15 a.m. on June 14. Members of Rock Church were having their Sunday worship service, when several dozen unidentified officials and police officers suddenly broke into the gathering sites on the third floor, sixth floor and seventh floor. It was later learned that the officials were from the Zhengzhou Municipal Bureau of Religion and Zhengzhou Municipal Bureau of State Security.

Authorities occupied all the rooms, and detained the Christians. One young woman was in the restroom when a male police officer kicked open the door. Police officers on the seventh floor took videos and photos of all the Christians. Several officials dragged Pastor Dou Shaowen to the pulpit and attempted to force him to announce that the Sunday service was finished, and to disperse the church members. Pastor Dou refused, saying, "Sunday service must go on! Everything else should be discussed after the worship service." Two police officers forcibly dragged Pastor Dou from the pulpit and attempted to take him away. The church members denounced the officials' behavior and demanded that they produce warrants for the arrests and for sealing the church building. The authorities did not have warrants, but read a public notice from the Jinshui District Bureau for Ethnic Religious Affairs of Zhengzhou Municipality, stating:

"This is to notify that it has been found through investigation that Dou Shaowen, Feng Lu and other individuals who call themselves missionaries, have established a site for religious activities without approval at 326, Nanyang Road where they engage in illegal religious activities. They have seriously violated Article 43 of the 'Regulations on Religious Affairs' which states: 'Where a non-religious body or a site not for religious activities organizes or holds religious activities or accepts religious donations, the religious affairs department shall order it to discontinue such activities....' Now Dou Shaowen, Feng Lu and others are hereby ordered to immediately stop all the illegal religious activities at this site. The site for illegal religious activities at 326, Nanyang Road is therefore abolished."

After officials read the notice, they forcibly escorted Pastor Dou Shaowen, and another Christian, to Dashiqian Police Station of Jinshui District, Zhengzhou Municipality. In the meantime, officials escorted Feng Lu, the pastor's wife, to her home where they searched the house and confiscated a computer and other personal property.

The Christians insisted on finishing the Sunday worship service, even though authorities cut off the electricity and continued to take videos and photos, demanding that the Christians leave. After the service, officials forced four Christians: Li Zhimin, Wei Jianhua, Zhang Julin, and Ma Jianbo to accompany them to Dashiqiao Police Station of Jinshui District of Zhengzhou Municipality for interrogation. Finally, the authorities posted sealing tape from the Bureau of Religion, sealing off all the worship sites of Rock Church.

Police released one Christian at 10 p.m. the same evening, while the relatives of the other six arrested Christians received phone calls at around 11 a.m. the next day, June 15, notifying them to come to Jinshui District Detention Center to pay a fine of 800 to 900 yuan. They were also told that their family members had been given a 15-day detention. After the families paid the fines, they were not given receipts or shown detention notifications. At 10:30 p.m. on June 15, police summoned another church member, Li Cuiying, and, as of the time of this press release, Li, along with the six other Christians, is still being detained.

Contact the authorities at the Jing Ba Lu Branch PSB office in Zhengzhou City and ask for the immediate release of the seven Christians. The contact number for Jing Ba Lu Branch PSB office is +86- 37163931313.

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UN Treaty Jeopardizes Homeschool Freedom in Britain

UN Treaty Jeopardizes Homeschool Freedom in Britain

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- British homeschoolers may no longer be able to teach independently. Children's Secretary of Britain accepted a report in full last week that could change the face of homeschooling in Britain indefinitely. In the report, the author, Graham Badman, Chair of the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA), argues for an end to homeschool freedom.

"While it's disgraceful that the British government would even entertain this report it's particularly troubling for American parents because the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was used as the justification for this action," said Michael Farris, Chairman of HSLDA and President of

The Badman report uses Articles 12 and 29 of the UNCRC to justify registering the estimated 80,000 homeschooling families in Britain, forcing them to provide annual reports regarding their homeschool, granting government officials the right to enter the home and interview the children alone as well as reserving the choice of curriculum to the state.

HSLDA has been warning that the UNCRC could bring an end to homeschool freedom in the U.S., if the treaty was ever ratified by the U.S. Senate because Article VI of the U.S. Constitution says that treaties become the supreme law of the land.

For the UNCRC to be ratified it must gain a two-thirds vote in the U.S. Senate. If this happens then the UNCRC will automatically supersede all state laws and U.S. judges will be obligated to follow the provisions of the treaty. Currently, family and education laws are state-based; however, ratification of the UNCRC would transfer the jurisdiction for making family and education law to the U.S. Congress. Congress would, in turn, be obligated to follow the UN mandates contained in the CRC. The only answer at this point would be to add a Parental Rights Amendment (PRA) to the Constitution.

The Badman report is a stark reminder of how government officials in an English-speaking democracy have interpreted the UNCRC. It's clear that the right to homeschool in America will be negatively impacted if the U.S. Senate ever ratifies the UNCRC.

To read the full United Kingdom report, click here:

To find out more about the Parental Rights Amendment, click here:

Special Origin of Species to be Given Away in Schools

Origin Of Species. Photo: Christian Newswire

Special Origin of Species to be Given Away in Schools

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- According to a recent survey, more than a third of professors at the top fifty universities describe themselves as atheist or agnostic. Among biology professors, it's a whopping 61%. It's no surprise then that belief in atheism has doubled in the college age bracket in the last 20 years. Best selling author, Ray Comfort, said, "Keeping intelligent design out of schools, is a hill to die on for evolutionists, so when I found that Charles Darwin's Origin of Species was available in the public domain, I had an idea that would get the truth onto college campuses. We are therefore reproducing Origin of Species in an abridged form (280 pages) with an added 'Special Introduction.'"

This introduction gives a timeline of Darwin's life, and his thoughts on the existence of God. It lists the theories of many hoaxes, exposes the unscientific belief that nothing created everything, points to the incredible structure of DNA, and notes the absence of any undisputed transitional forms. To show the dangerous fruit of evolution, it also mentions Hitler's undeniable connections to the theory, Darwin's racism, and his distain for women. In addition, it counters the claim that creationists are "anti-science" by citing numerous scientists who believed that God created the universe -- scientists such as Einstein, Newton, Copernicus, Bacon, Faraday, Pasteur, and Kepler.

Comfort says, "This special edition includes many original graphics and (as it says on the back cover) is designed for use in schools, colleges, and prestigious learning institutions. Its release is timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Darwin's book, initially published in November 1859 as On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life."

The back cover lists the above information as well as saying the book contains "Information on Intelligent Design vs Evolution." The publication, which has already pre-sold over 20,000 copies, is already getting raving reviews from evolutionists:

"It's like a book with multiple personality disorder -- two parts that absolutely hate each other; an intro that is the inane product of one of the most stupid minds of our century, and a science text that is the product of one of the greatest minds of the author's century." PZ Myers, biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris

Comfort added, "People that feel strongly about this issue can simply stand on the sidewalk at the main entrance of any college or university with a sign that says: 'Free 150th year anniversary editions of Origin of Species.' Having an indication of how many want the book will greatly help us with our print-run quantity. We want to get one million copies into the hands of students and professors in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. Let's see if they try to ban Darwin's Origin of Species. That would be interesting. The entire 50-page introduction can be freely read on"

President Obama's Progressive Foreign and Human Rights Policy: 'If You Slaughter and Brutalize Your Own People, You will Still Get Invited to a 4th of

President Obama's Progressive Foreign and Human Rights Policy: 'If You Slaughter and Brutalize Your Own People, You will Still Get Invited to a 4th of July Celebration'

WASHINGTON, June 23 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Obama Administration refuses to rescind its invitation for Iranian diplomats to attend 4th of July celebrations at US embassies around the world.

This invitation still stands in spite of the Iranian government brutalizing and murdering their people as they peacefully cry for human rights and fair elections.

This is a slap in the face and disgrace to all Iranians who are seeking human rights and justice, especially to those like Neda, a 16 year old girl, who was gunned down for simply yearning for freedom.

The group wonders aloud what the next step by President Obama will be toward Iran. Inviting them to a New Year's Eve party after they launch a nuclear attack on Israel?

The Christian Defense Coalition calls upon the faith community to pray and fast for the people of Iran as they engage in this historic struggle for freedom.

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states,

"It is an absolute disgrace that the Obama Administration has refused to rescind their invitation to Iranian diplomats to attend 4th of July celebrations at US embassies around the world.

"This invitation is still in place even after the Iranian government has brutally murdered, beaten, jailed and tortured innocent Iranian citizens for peacefully crying out for human rights and fair elections.

"President Obama has chosen to ignore the sacrifices of people like Neda, the 16 year old girl, who gave her life for the cause of freedom. What kind of message is this sending to these heroic young people who are only seeking their God given rights for social justice and liberty? I also wonder what kind of message this is sending to the leaders of Iran who are being rewarding for oppressing and brutalizing their own people?

"Is this the new Obama foreign policy doctrine?

"What makes this even more troubling is the fact that it is a 4th of July celebration. Think of the tragic irony of this situation. President Obama is inviting Iranian leaders who brutalize and murder their own people for seeking liberty and freedom, to a holiday celebrating America's historic victory seeking liberty and freedom.

"One thing is clear from the Obama Administration. If you are Iran, you will be rewarding for crushing human rights and democracy."

For more information and interviews contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 540.538.4741 202.547.1735

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bürger-Büro Nord am Mittwoch-Nachmittag geschlossen

Bürger-Büro Nord am Mittwoch-Nachmittag geschlossen

Oldenburg. 23. Juni 2009. (and). Das Bürger-Büro Nord (Stiller Weg 10), ist am Mittwoch, 24. Juni, ab 13 Uhr, wegen einer internen Mitarbeiter-Schulung geschlossen. Als Alternative steht das Bürger-Büro Mitte mit den Diensten zur Verfügung, teilte die Stadt Oldenburg mit. Das Bürger-Büro Mitte (Pferdemarkt 14) steht für eine Vielzahl von Anliegen zur Verfügung mit Ausnahme von der Bearbeitung zu Führerschein-Angelegenheiten.

Menschen, die besondere Angelegenheiten in Sachen Kraftfahrzeug-Verkehr oder Führerschein regeln wollen, sollten bereits am Mittwoch-Vormittag oder am Donnerstag die Verwaltung des Bürger-Büro Nord besuchen.

Im Bürger-Büro sind beispielsweise auch rote Dauer-Kennzeichen, Anmeldungen von Import-Fahrzeugen ohne Zulassungs-Bescheinigung (Teil II, ehemals auch als KFZ-Brief bezeichnet) erhältlich. Zudem können auch KFZ-Mangel-Verfahren, das meint Steuer- Versicherungs- oder technischen Mängel, geregelt werden.

Linke will Rente mit 67 rückgängig machen

Linke will Rente mit 67 rückgängig machen

Zahlreiche EU-Staaten rechnen zum Jahres-Ende mit Arbeitslosen-Quoten von bis zu 20 Prozent – Linke will gegen Alters-Armut wirken - Neue Abstimmung im Bundestag zur Rente mit 67

Berlin. 23. Juni 2009. Die Partei Die Linke will die umstrittene Regelung zur Rente ab 67 Jahren rückgängig machen. Im Jahr 2007 wurde die Erhöhung des Eintritts-Alters für die Rente beschlossen. Die Regelung „Rente ab 67“ führe viele Menschen in die Alters-Armut. Viele Menschen können bereits heute im Alter von 40 Jahren keinen Arbeitsplatz mehr finden, da in vielen Arbeits-Bereichen bereits Menschen ab 40 Jahre als „zu alt“ gelten. Mit der neuen Regelung werden Regierung und Wirtschaft gezwungen Millionen neuer Sozialversicherungs- pflichtiger Arbeitsplätze zu schaffen, die es in Deutschland bereits seit Jahren nicht gibt.

Genauer betrachtet, handelt es sich sogar um eine so genannte unerfüllbare Forderung. Denn mit der neuen Regelung werden Regierung und Wirtschaft gezwungen Millionen neuer Arbeitsplätze mit Bezahlung zu schaffen und Menschen auf der Suche nach Erwerbs-Einkommen gezwungen, Arbeitsplätze zu finden, die es nicht gibt. Oft bleibt nur der Weg in die Langzeit-Arbeitslosigkeit. Verliert beispielsweise ein Arbeitnehmer mit 50 Jahren seinen Arbeitsplatz und kann keinen neuen Arbeitsplatz finden, bedeutet dies faktisch, dass ein Arbeitnehmer bis zu 17 Jahre Langzeit-arbeitslos werden könnte, bevor dann eine Rente beantragt werden kann. In diesen 17 Jahren droht einem Menschen mit zunehmendem Alter und Erkrankungen zum Teil ohne ausreichende finanzielle Versorgung mit zunehmenden Alter überleben zu müssen bevor eine Rente beantragt werden kann.

Gleichzeitig melden allerdings Groß-Unternehmen in Deutschland und auch Unternehmen des Mittelstandes fast täglich neue notwendige Massen-Entlassungen. So sehr es sich viele Menschen auf der Suche nach Erwerbs-Einkommen wünschen, die Menschen können keine Arbeitsplätze finden, die es in Deutschland nicht mehr gibt. Das Problem haben jetzt offenbar in der Zeit der globalen Welt-Wirtschaftskrise auch Politiker der Partei Die Linke erkannt. Die Rente ab 67 Jahren wird von Klaus Ernst von der Partei Die Linke als so wörtlich „Fehlentscheidung“ benannt.

Im Bundestag wird es eine erneute Abstimmung über die Rente ab 67 geben. Die Fraktion der Partei Die Linke stellte einen Antrag. Das Parlament wird in der kommenden Sitzungs-Woche über das Aus für die vor zwei Jahren beschlossene schrittweise Anhebung des Renten-Alters entscheiden.

"Die Abstimmung wird ein Glaubwürdigkeits-Test für die SPD. Es reicht nicht, immer nur Ankündigungen zu machen. Die Rente ab 67 muss fallen. Das ist in der Wirtschaftskrise eine Frage der Vernunft.", so der stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Fraktion, Klaus Ernst.

Der Politiker nannte mehrere gute Gründe für die Initiative einer neuen Abstimmung über die Rücknahme einer Erhöhung des Renten-Eintritts-Alters.

"Die Rente ab 67 führt zu mehr Alters-Armut. Schon jetzt steigt die Zahl der älteren Arbeitslosen dramatisch an. Bei den über 55-Jährigen hat sie seit Mai 2008 um mehr als 17 Prozent zugenommen. Das bedeutet mehr Früh-Verrentungen, höhere Renten-Abschläge und mehr Altersarmut. Wir wollen dieses Wahnsinns-Projekt um jeden Preis stoppen. Deshalb werden wir in der nächsten Woche der SPD ein letztes Mal Gelegenheit geben, mit ihren Stimmen die Fehlentscheidung von 2007 zu korrigieren.", erklärte Klaus Ernst, Die Linke.

Nach dem mehr und mehr auch große etablierte Unternehmen bei der Bundesregierung um Millionen-Kredite „betteln“ müssen, ist zumindest heute bereits sicher, dass die Menschen, die auf der Suche nach Erwerbs-Einkommen und sicheren Arbeitsplätzen in Deutschland sind, nicht für die Folgen der Weltwirtschafts-Krise bestraft werden dürfen und können, da die Arbeitnehmer für die Weltwirtschafts-Krise nicht verantwortlich sind. In der Krise müssen Regierung, Wirtschaft und Menschen in Deutschland gemeinsam Wege finden, die soziale Versorgung von Millionen von Menschen zu sichern und Wege finden für einen Wieder-Aufbau neuer wirtschaftlicher Systeme, die ein Überleben und Menschen-würdige Einkommen für alle Menschen gewährleisten.

Schon diese Aufgabe macht deutlich, dass es an Arbeit in Deutschland ganz und gar nicht mangelt. In Deutschland mangelt es lediglich an den Investoren, die in der Lage sind und bereit sind für die zu leistende Arbeit zu bezahlen. Ein-Euro-Lösungen machen keinen Sinn, denn mit Ein-Euro-Einkommen und fehlender Kauf-Kraft von Millionen von Menschen in Deutschland lässt sich der Wirtschafts-Kreislauf für Groß-Konzerne und den Mittelstand in Deutschland nicht wieder beleben. Wer kein Geld hat, kann kein Geld ausgeben. Es war nur eine Frage der Zeit, bis auch Unternehmen des Mittelstands und Groß-Konzern an den Rand des Ruins getrieben werden.

Die logische Schlussfolgerung hieraus: Die Menschen brauchen Geld, das diese auch ausgegeben können. Dann können die Wirtschaft im Mittelstand und im Großen wieder angekurbelt werden und möglicherweise sogar einige neue Arbeitsplätze entstehen. Große und mittelständische Unternehmen, die aufgrund fehlender und zahlungsunfähiger Kunden keine Umsätze und Einnahmen verbuchen können, sind in der Regel nicht in der Lage neue Arbeitsplätze in Deutschland zu schaffen. In einer Zeit der Welt-Wirtschafts-Krise einzig und allein auf die Rolle Deutschlands als „Export-Weltmeister“ zu hoffen, genügt ebenso wenig, da bereits heute absehbar ist, dass die Rolle als „Export-Weltmeister“ nur zeitlich befristet ist, denn wer im Ausland kein Geld mehr in der Folge der globalen Welt-Wirtschaftskrise hat, kann auf Dauer auch die besten Produkte und Dienstleistungen aus Deutschland nicht in ferne Länder einführen.

Vernünftiger wäre es ohne Zweifel, die Rolle als „Export-Weltmeister“ soweit wie möglich zu sichern und zeitgleich nach kreativen und konstruktiven Ideen zu suchen, um auch die Wirtschaft in Deutschland zu stärken. Große und mittelständische Unternehmen in Deutschland sind beider Käufer-Gruppen bedürftig: Der Käufer im Ausland im globalen Welt-Markt und der Käufer im heimischen Binnenmarkt, meint auch in Deutschland und in Europa.

Neue Arbeitsplätze können Unternehmen erst dann bieten, wenn entsprechend ausreichende Einnahmen gemacht werden, um Menschen, die einen Arbeitsplatz suchen auch bezahlen zu können. Andreas Klamm

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sommerferien-Programm im Kulturzentrum Rennplatz

Sommerferien-Programm im Kulturzentrum Rennplatz

Klettern – Grillen – Wandern – Schwimmen – Minigolf und Museen in und rund um Oldenburg

Oldenburg. Das Kulturzentrum Rennplatz bietet für Kinder und Jugendlichen vom 25. Juni bis 5. August ein abwechslungsreiches Sommerferien-Programm. Geboten werden unter anderem Touren mit dem Fahrrad, Schwimmspiele und Besuches eines Kletterwaldes, informierte Thomas Vossenberg, Leiter des Kulturzentrums Rennplatz.

Für die Teilnahme an den Sommerferien-Programm-Aktivitäten ist eine Anmeldung erforderlich. Die Anmeldung ist im Kulturzentrum Rennplatz (Kurlandallee 4) ab Mittwoch, 24. Juni, 14.30 Uhr möglich. Bereits bei der Anmeldung müssen durch die Teilnehmer die Beiträge bezahlt und eine Einverständnis-Erklärung der Eltern vorgelegt werden.

Für die Ausflugs-Fahrten gilt grundsätzlich, dass Kinder unter acht Jahren nur in Begleitung eines erwachsenen Elternteils mitfahren können.


Für Schwimmer und Nichtschwimmer ab acht Jahren gibt es vom 29. Juni bis 3. August immer montags von 14.30 Uhr bis 17.30 Uhr (am 6. Juli bereits ab 14 Uhr) Schwimmspaß und Spiele. Die Teilnahme kostet 50 Cent. Am Mittwoch, 1. Juli, 14.30 bis 17.30 Uhr, können die Kinder bei einer Stadtteilrallye ihren Stadtteil erkunden. Kinder und Jugendliche zwischen zehn und 16 Jahren haben die Möglichkeit, einen Erste Hilfe Kurs des DRK zu besuchen, der am Donnerstag, 16. Juli, und am Freitag, 17. Juli, jeweils von 10 bis 15 Uhr, stattfindet.

Auszeit für Frauen

Eine kleine Auszeit nehmen können sich Mütter beim Projekttag Durchatmen für Frauen mit Kindern am Donnerstag, 2. Juli, 7.30 bis 19 Uhr, auf der Insel Baltrum (geschlossene Gruppe).

Kletterwald Kraxelmaxel

Am Mittwoch, 8. Juli, startet um 12.40 Uhr der Ausflug zum Kletterwald Kraxelmaxel nach Kirchhatten. Kinder ab acht Jahren können daran teilnehmen. Die Teilnahme kostet sechs Euro. Die Rückkehr gegen 19 Uhr geplant.

Mit dem Fahrrad zum Minigold

Am Mittwoch, 22. Juli, 10 bis 17 Uhr, geht es mit dem Fahrrad nach Bad Zwischenahn zum Minigolf. Fahrräder werden bei Bedarf gestellt. Die Teilnahme beträgt zwei Euro. Der Offene Bereich für Kinder fällt an diesem Nachmittag aus.

Ausflug nach Bremerhaven und Dankern

Einen Ausflug für Erwachsene zum Auswander-Museum Bremerhaven organisiert das Kulturzentrum gemeinsam mit dem CJD-Oldenburg-Jugendmigrationsdienst. Die Fahrt findet am Freitag, 24. Juli, von 10 bis 17 Uhr, statt. Die Teilnahme beträgt acht Euro. Ein Ausflug zum Freizeitpark Schloss Dankern findet am Mittwoch, 29. Juli, 10 bis 18 Uhr, statt. Erwachsene bezahlen neun, Kinder sieben Euro.

Zum gemütlichen Abschluss der Sommerferien wird am Mittwoch-Abend, 5. August, 17 bis 19 Uhr gegrillt. Für einen Euro gibt es eine Grillwurst und Salat.

Offener Treffpunkt für Kinder und Jugendlichem

Neben dem Sommerferien-Programm gibt es für Kinder und Jugendliche bis 13 Jahren immer montags und mittwochs von 14.30 bis 17.30 Uhr einen offenen Treffpunkt. Jugendliche ab 14 Jahren sind mittwochs von 18 bis 21 Uhr zu einem offenen Treffpunkt willkommen. Andreas Klamm

Author Presents Clarity to a Misunderstood Messiah

Author Presents Clarity to a Misunderstood Messiah

ENUMCLAW, Wash., June 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- Author Dan Kane addresses the identity of the Jewish Messiah in his new book, "Is Yeshua the Prophesied Messiah of the Hebrew Bible?" (WinePress, 2009).

"The Jewish people have never been presented with an accurate description of biblical Christianity. The Yeshua many rejected in not the Yeshua of the New Testament, but the Jesus of the cults. My book presents a clear picture of the Jewish Messiah as described by the Jewish authors of the promised second covenant."

Kane's book targets questions such as:

· Who was Yeshua, Jesus of Nazareth?

· What is the relationship between the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Bible?

· Where do the Talmud and other historical writings fit into the equation?

· Why did observant Jews use blood sacrifices for atonement and why did they stop?

Kane notes that the Christian Bible, like the Hebrew Bible, was written by HaShem-worshiping Jews. He furthermore posits that the promised new covenant welcomes both Jews and Gentiles.

Misinformation regarding the Messiah runs deep and can be traced back to the origins of the Roman Catholic Church. Many long-held messianic prophecies documented in the Hebrew Bible, what Christians call the Old Testament, were changed by the rabbis in response to the rapid spread of Christianity.

"In short, they began to reinterpret many prophecies long recognized by Jews and Christians alike as messianic. However, I want them to be able to conclude from reading the book that the prophesied Mashiach (Messiah) of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) is the same 'anointed one' recorded by the Jewish authors of the New Testament and His Hebrew name is Yeshua (Jesus in Greek)."

Born and raised in Kentucky, Dan Kane is a Registered Professional Nuclear Engineer with the U.S. Department of Energy and author of "For Our Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Friends" (Pleasant Word, 2008). Dan, a former Catholic turned believer, is passionate about introducing others to the Jesus of the New Testament.

For more information, to request a review copy or to schedule an interview, please contact Abigail Davidson by phone at 360-802-9758, by email at, or by fax at 360-802- 9992. To purchase a copy of this book visit or call 877-421-7323. Launches Prayer Campaign for Conversion of Catholic Politicians Launches Prayer Campaign for Conversion of Catholic Politicians

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- In a spirit of hope and Christian charity, OneNationUnderGod is launching a prayer campaign specifically focused on the conversion of Catholic politicians to further foster a Culture of Life in our country.

This effort will commence today, June 22, 2009--the feast day of St. Thomas More, whom Pope John Paul II proclaimed the patron saint of statesmen and politicians. A 16th-century English chancellor who refused to accept King Henry VIII as the head of the Church of England, St. Thomas More held a passion for the truth that enlightened his conscience and led him to know that, just as man must be one with God, so politics must be with morality.

In the 1995 encyclical Evangelium vitae, John Paul II reiterates what the Catholic Church has always taught: that lawmakers have a grave and clear obligation to oppose any law that contradicts humanity's fundamental right to life.

Months ago, we discovered that 50 percent of Catholic politicians serving in the 111th Congress have accepted large donations from pro-abortion lobby groups while reinforcing their support for abortion rights legislation. These elected officials are deeply confused about Catholic teaching on the morality of abortion.

Catholic legislators who support abortion rights fail to recognize that legitimate social policy must be guided by absolute truth. Many of these legislators cite "primacy of conscience" to justify their support for abortion rights, embryonic stem cell research and euthanasia. However, a properly formed conscience recognizes the essential truth of Catholic teaching-- that human life is sacred and inviolable from the moment of conception until natural death.

Over the past few months, we contacted the bishops of these Catholic members of Congress, to shed light on their abortion rights voting records and the money they accepted from abortion lobbyists. We respectfully asked that they continue to minister to these lawmakers. Their spiritual direction gives invaluable insight to our Catholic legislators, reaffirming "that life is entrusted to man's responsibility."

Through the spiritual gifts of our Catholic faith we invite you to join our Prayer Campaign for the Conversion of our Catholic Politicians who hold such great influence over the lives of the innocent. Specifically, we ask that you adopt a Catholic member of Congress and pledge a daily spiritual devotion for their enlightenment and for the continued inspiration of their bishop.

Please go to our website to support this effort:

Sunday, June 21, 2009

"Zensi, Zensa, Zensursula... jetzt geht es los mit der Internet-Stasi...“

"Zensi, Zensa, Zensursula... jetzt geht es los mit der Internet-Stasi...“

Sängerin Diana Leder rockt sich mit einem Lied für die Menschenrechte in die Herzen der Menschen – Kreative Künstler gegen Kinder-Pornographie und gegen Kommunikations- und Internet-Zensur werben für Freiheit und Menschenrechte - Top-Hit für den Sommer-Protest

New York / Berlin. 22. Juni 2009. Kaum ein Thema wurde in Deutschland so intensiv diskutiert wie das Thema um zum Schutz von Kindern und Jugendlichen vor Pädophilie (Kindes-Missbrauch) in Deutschland. Die kreativen Künstler Oliver Kels, Rob Vegas und die Sängerin Diana Leder, die alle ohne Ausnahme den Kampf gegen Kinder-Pornographie im Internet und im realen Leben unterstützen haben mitten in der Not und Krise mit einem neuen Lied „Zensi, geht es los mit der Internet-Stasi...“ möglicherweise einen Top-Hit „gelandet.“

Kommentatoren sprechen bereits von einem neuen „Sommerhit des Protestes in Deutschland.“ Am Wochenende wurde das neue Lied, zu dem auch mit rhythmischen Drum-Beats gut getanzt werden kann, bei zahlreichen Veranstaltungen und Demonstrationen gegen Internet-Sperren gespielt. Mehr als 98.000 Menschen haben bei You Tube das Lied bereits gesehen oder gehört.

In Deutschland stehen nahezu alle Menschen geschlossen hinter Bundesfamilien-Ministerin Dr. Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) in der Sache der Notwendigkeit, dass Kinder vor Kinder-Pornographie geschützt werden müssen. Die intensive Diskussion ist jedoch entstanden mit welchen Mitteln die Staatssicherheit und Schutz vor Pädophilie für Menschen und Kinder in Deutschland erreicht werden kann.

Betroffene Missbrauchs-Opfer setzen sich für die Löschung und direkte Verfolgung von Anbietern von Kinder-pornographischem Material ein. Die Kritiker der Internet-Sperren bezeichneten die in der Nacht zum Freitag im Bundestag verabschiedete Einführung von Internet-Sperren als eine Lösung mit „Scheuklappen.“ Mit „Wegschauen“ könne nicht dem ernsten Problem der Pädophilie begegnet werden. Zudem seien sehr große Kolateral-Schäden zu befürchten für Menschen, Gruppen, Vereine und die Wirtschaft, die nicht im Zusammenhang mit Pädophilie stehen.

Unterstützter des Kampfes gegen Kinder-Pornographie und Kritiker der Internet-Sperren befürchten, dass sich Internet-Sperren auch als „Kommunikations- und Informations-Zensur“ missbrauchen lassen und sehen die Meinungs- Presse- und Informationsfreiheit nach Artikel 5 des Grundgesetzes für Deutschland in Gefahr. Die Lied-Texter Oliver Kels und Rob Vegas haben daher einen kreativen Lied-Text mit weiteren Künstlern geschrieben und veröffentlicht.

Der Text des Liedes mit dem Titel: „Zensi Zensa Zensursula...“ (Musik: Oliver Kels, Text: Oliver Kels / Rob Vegas, Gesang Diana Leder.) ist als Text einer Satire zu verstehen.

„Zensi Zensa – Zensursula, Laa lala Laa Laa la la Laa. Zensi Zensa – Zensursula, Laa lala Laa Laa la la Laa. Zensi Zensa – Zensursula. Wir filtern das Netz mit dem BKA. Zensi Zensa - Zensursula. Sperren statt löschen – wunderbar. Zensi Zensa – Zensursula, Laa la la Laa Laa - Bla Bla Blaa. Zensi Zensa – Zensursula. Eins Zwei Polizei – tatü tataa.

Ursula, du bist aber richtig gut drauf. Machst uns ein Gesetz aus’m Ausverkauf, Da hast du wohl einen Fehler gemacht. Artikel 5 sagt jetzt „Gute Nacht“. Das Ministeramt hast du wohl bei Ebay ersteigert. Dich der Intelligenz komplett verweigert. Ein feines Gesetz für die ganze Nation.

Ein Stopp Schild auch bald im Telefon. Uiii auf dem Schild da steht STOPP! Bin ich jetzt in China???

Man kann das erklären wie ‘ne Mauer quasi. Jetzt geht es los mit der Internet Stasi. Das ganze Gesetz ist doch Gurkensalat. Ich hab jetzt DSL im Schurkenstaat. Bis gerade hat der Song echt gut gerockt. Doch jetzt wurde der Refrain geblockt. “

Das Lied mit Video ist bei auf dem Fernseh-Internet-Portal You Tube zu sehen: . Mehr als 98.140 Zuschauer und Hörer haben das Lied, das von Revilo Records vertrieben wird, bereits am Wochenende gehört. Die bisher weniger bekannte Sängerin Diana Leder hat sich bereits innerhalb von knapp rund drei Tagen in die Herzen von rund 100.000 Menschen „gerockt.“ Die Künstler erklärten ihre Solidarität, Anerkennung, Unterstützung, Bewunderung und Liebe zu Bundesfamilien-Ministerin Dr. Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) im Kampf gegen Kindes-Missbrauch, bitten jedoch den Bundestag das Gesetz noch einmal zu prüfen. In einer öffentlichen Petition beim Bundestag zeichneten 134.014 Menschen (vergleiche;sa=details;petition=3860 ) gegen die Einführung von Internet-Sperren und unterstützen jedoch dem Kampf gegen Pädophilie. Die Mehrheit der 612 Abgeordneten des Deutschen Bundestags hat jedoch am Freitag für die Sperrung im Internet gestimmt.

Kindes-Missbrauch in Deutschland ist ein sehr ernstes Thema. Bereits vor rund 70 Jahren schrieben auch betroffene Missbrauchs-Opfer der Nazi-Terror-Diktatur zum Thema Missbrauch und Zensur als Schülerinnen aus dem Konzentrations-Lager Auschwitz. An der Mauer von Auschwitz ist heute ein Fragment eines nicht zensierten Briefes der Schülerin Monika Dombke zu lesen: „Elektrokabel hoch und doppelt, Werden Dich nicht, Mama – Dich nicht sehen lassen, ... werden Dich nicht sehen lassen Deine Tochter ! Deshalb glaube NICHT den zensierten Briefen von mir, weil die Wahrheit eine andere ist. Doch weine nicht Mama. Und wenn Du nach den Spuren suchen möchtest ! Frage NIEMANDEN, klopfe an keine Türe ! Suche in der Asche der Felder von Auschwitz. Es wird dort sein. Doch weine NICHT – genug Traurigkeit ist hier. Und wenn Du die Spuren Deines Kindes aufdecken willst, suche in der Asche der Felder von Birkenau. Sie werden dort sein – so suche nach der Asche ! In den Feldern von Auschwitz, in den Wäldern von Birkenau. Mama suche in der Asche – ich werde dort sein!“

Dies ist ein Auszug eines Briefes aus dem Konzentrations-Lager Auschwitz der Schülerin Monika Dombke, geboren 1920, an ihre Mutter. Die Schülerin Monika Dombke gilt seit 1945 als vermisst. Sie wurde von Nazis im Konzentrations-Lager Auschwitz bereits mittels einer rechtswidrigen Verhaftung und Gefangen-Haltung im Konzentrationslager missbraucht und schrieb diesen nicht zensierten Brief an ihre Mutter. Die Angst und Sorge vor dem Missbrauch von Kindern und einer möglichen Zensur in Deutschland sind beide berechtigt, wie die historischen Überlieferungen aus den Jahren der Diktatur der Nationalsozialisten (Nazis) in Deutschland von 1933 bis 1945 beweisen.

ARTIKEL 5, Grundgesetz, Deutschland

(1) Jeder hat das Recht, seine Meinung in Wort, Schrift und Bild frei zu äußern und zu verbreiten und sich aus allgemein zugänglichen Quellen ungehindert zu unterrichten. Die Pressefreiheit und die Freiheit der Berichterstattung durch Rundfunk und Film werden gewährleistet. Eine Zensur findet nicht statt.

(2) Diese Rechte finden ihre Schranken in den Vorschriften der allgemeinen Gesetze, den gesetzlichen Bestimmungen zum Schutze der Jugend und in dem Recht der persönlichen Ehre.
(3) Kunst und Wissenschaft, Forschung und Lehre sind frei. Die Freiheit der Lehre entbindet nicht von der Treue zur Verfassung.

Meinungs- Presse- und Informations-Freiheit

Artikel 19, Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenrechte, Vereinte Nation (UN, )
Jeder hat das Recht auf Meinungsfreiheit und freie Meinungsäußerung; dieses Recht schließt die Freiheit ein, Meinungen ungehindert anzuhängen sowie über Medien jeder Art und ohne Rücksicht auf Grenzen Informationen und Gedankengut zu suchen, zu empfangen und zu verbreiten.
Weitere Informationen bei den Vereinten Nationen (UN): Andreas Klamm

Oliver Kels, Rob Vegas und Diana Leder gelingt "Top-Erfolgs-Hit für Menschenrechte"