Saturday, December 27, 2008

Brazilian Court Convicts Homeschooling Family Despite Evidence of Success

Brazilian Court Convicts Homeschooling Family Despite Evidence of Success

Refuses to review test scores, psychological reports proving effectiveness of homeschooling

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL, December 23, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Cleber and Bernadeth Nunes have been convicted by a second civil court in Brazil for homeschooling their children, despite passing government-imposed tests that teachers admitted they could not pass themselves.

The three judge panel in the court of second instance refused even to examine the test results, which give a passing grade to both of their sons for a series of highly rigorous tests on a variety of subjects, including mathematics, geography, science, history, Portuguese, English, arts, and physical education.

"We cannot even allow the examination here of the quality of education that is being given at home, because homeschooling never can be substituted for regular instruction," said Judge Almeida Diniz, a member of the panel. The tests were ordered by a criminal judge who is trying the same case in his own court.

The civil court also refused to receive into evidence an assessment showing that the children are psychologically healthy, have a good relationship with their parents, and have friendships outside the home. Both tests were ordered by a criminal court that is also trying the Nunes' case.

Despite national assessments showing abysmal results from the Brazilian public education system, one of the three judges claimed in his written verdict that "the quality of our education is undeniable. If we compare ourselves, for example, average Brazilian citizens with average North American citizens, the conclusion is devastating. North Americans know little...in comparison to Brazilians. Our schooling is, to the contrary, very good in comparison to other countries."

Joao Senna dos Reis, an opinion columnist with the Diario do Aco newspaper, mocked the statement, noting that "a simple official verification that 70% of Brazilians don't know how to read and interpret five lines of banal text represents a shocking confession of how our education system is going."

"At some point the magistrates had to act in bad conscience before invoking absurdities like selling the false image that we have an education system at the level of First World countries," he added. "As we are in December and every kind of list of notable events begins to appear, it won't be a surprise if this court is listed in the category of the best joke of the year."

Cleber Nunes told LifeSiteNews that he intends to appeal the case to the Superior Tribunal of Justice, a federal appeals court, and if necessary he will appeal the case to the Supreme Federal Tribunal, the nation's highest court.

"I don't think the court even wanted to examine the case, just because they don't want more families to do the same (homeschool their children)," Nunes told LifeSiteNews.

"It was clear that the kids are doing well, that there is no intellectual abandonment, but they keep defending their position, defending the law and forgetting that the focus of the law is the children," he said.

Contact Information:

Cleber Nunes (he speaks English) can be contacted at: cleber@andradenunes.org

To contact the Brazilian Embassy:

Embassy of Brazil in the USA
3006 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
20008-3634
Phone: (202) 238-2700
Fax: (202) 238-2827
Email: ambassador@brasilemb.org

Embassy of Brazil in Canada
450 Wilbrod Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6M8
Phone: (613) 237-1090 or (613) 755-5160
Fax: (613) 237-6144
E-mail: mailbox@brasembottawa.org

Embassies of Brazil to other Nations: http://www.embassyworld.com/embassy/Brazil/Brazil1.html

Previous LifeSiteNews Coverage

Brazilian Homeschoolers Score Surprise Victory in Showdown Against Government
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/sep/08090207.html

Brazilian Homeschool Couple May be Jailed if Their Children Fail Harsh Government Tests
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/aug/08082207.html

Homeschooling Showdown in Brazil: Children to be Tested by Court in Battle Over Educational Rights of Parents
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/aug/08081802.html

Brazilian Government Prosecutes Homeschooling Family, Threatens to Remove Children
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/mar/08030610.html

Source: LifeSiteNews

Divulgation: http://www.lastdayswatchman.blogspot.com

Thursday, December 18, 2008

From Brazil to America: A Message from Julio Severo to US Pro-Lifers

From Brazil to America: A Message from Julio Severo to US Pro-Lifers

How US pro-abortion groups have invested heavily in Brazil, strengthening the pro-abortion movement, funding groups and training Brazilian young men and women for pro-abortion and anti-family activities virtually unopposed by their American pro-family counterparts

By Julio Severo

In 1986 I was for the first time challenged to question my weak Christian assumptions on life, family and social action. After this challenge, my life changed. Of course, he who performed such change was Jesus Christ, but he used some ways to inspire me.

Without such inspiration, I would be bound to have an increasingly stronger socialist mindset on life, family and social action, because in Brazil socialist indoctrination is widespread and inescapable, especially through public schools and media, and I was a victim of both.

With such inspiration, I saw that there was a larger universe of important issues involving life, family and social action and a solid Christian worldview that was generally unavailable in Brazil.

Such inspiration came from my contact with excellent Christian pro-life literature from the US.

Yet, I was not the only Brazilian receiving inspiration from America. I came to know that, many years before my first contact with the US pro-life message in 1986, Brazil had been receiving massive influence from pro-death America. Ford and McArthur Foundations, and many other American institutions have been for decades inspiring and funding the pro-abortion and pro-sodomy engineering in Brazil.

In 1992, I received a copy of a 1974 White House paper (National Security Study Memorandum 200) detailing the US role and interest in worldwide population control through monumental investments. Then I visited the UN office in Brasilia, Brazil, where God gave me access to many important papers on population issues. These papers proved a vast US involvement in the funding of Brazilian liberal organizations, projects and programs.

Today, Brazil faces huge pro-abortion and pro-sodomy challenges by groups that have been inspired and funded by pro-death America. Brazil also faces challenges by Brazilians that have been trained in pro-abortion America. The most vocal pro-abortion leaders in Brazil got their official training through scholarships in the US. These scholarships draw many Brazilians.

Recently, the homosexual media in Brazil published an ad from the Ford Foundation offering scholarships in sexual education and other sexual issues in the US. The young men and women receiving them will be the coming liberal leaders in Brazil.

Brazilian pro-lifers are powerless to stop well-funded abortion and gay groups in Brazil, and likewise they are powerless to stop US dollars from being poured out into Brazil to build a pro-abortion and pro-sodomy Brazilian culture.

Alone, Brazil cannot stop the colossal barrage of financial, ideological, political and cultural attacks coming from US against the Brazilian legal system and culture.

Therefore, as a pro-life combatant for more than 20 years in Brazil, I ask the help from my American pro-life brothers and sisters.

Ten years ago, when the threat of anti-“homophobia” laws was non-existent in Brazil and when we had no federal program “Brazil without Homophobia”, my book O Movimento Homossexual (The Homosexual Movement) was published by the Brazilian branch of Bethany House Publishers, exposing the intentions of the gay agenda for Brazil. By my knowledge on what the gay agenda was doing in America, I was able to warn about what was going to happen to Brazil, because the US always exports its wickedness to Brazil. Today, the federal program “Brazil without Homophobia” is a reality — since 2004.

Sadly, what was predicted in my book eventually was fulfilled, even previsions of gay persecutions against Christians, where I have become one of its victims myself. The leader of the Brazilian homosexual movement — who is a adviser to Brazilian president Lula and has made public pro-pedophilia statements — and the largest gay group in Brazil have filed charges against me. Now, because of my articles against the gay agenda, federal prosecutors want to shut down my known blog and silence my voice.

Because of my correct predictions in my book The Homosexual Movement, I am today considered a “prophet” by many in Brazil. Not by chance, I am the author of the recent book Orações Proféticas (Prophetic Prayers, which needs to be published in the US).

Now, my vision points out that the most important need is for American pro-lifers to adopt Brazil and, as their US pro-abortion and pro-sodomy counterparts, invest in Brazil, fund the establishment of Brazilian pro-family groups and help to train Brazilian young men and women in pro-family activities.

I have many dreams for helping Brazil myself and I have also a dream about a short documentary about the US, but I cannot do it without the assistance of my American friends. I cannot do it alone.

I need your support and involvement.

So if you desire to respond to this call and get involved, please contact me at: juliosevero@gmail.com or juliosevero@hotmail.com

My English blog: http://www.lastdayswatchman.blogspot.com

To know the repercussion of my writings through Google, see: http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=%22Julio+Severo%22&as_qdr=all&btnG=Search

Blood in the Rivers: the Contraceptive Culture and Prophecies in Revelation


Blood in the Rivers: the Contraceptive Culture and Prophecies in Revelation

By Julio Severo
In the early times of the human race, Cain killed Abel and buried him, and the Bible tells that Abel’s blood cried out from the ground. The murder of Abel would not go unpunished or forgotten.             
In the end times, the Bible tells that rivers, seas and the fountains of water would “become blood as of a dead man” (Revelation 16:3-4), explaining that because of the shedding of innocent blood (see Revelation 16:5-6) judgment shall come.
From the beginning to the end, the Bible makes it clear that no murder of innocents goes unpunished, because blood cries out for justice.
Regardless the kind of interpretation one chooses to apply to the Revelation account for blood in rivers, the fact is if Abel’s blood meant a life unjustly annihilated, then blood in rivers represents a multitude of unjustly annihilated lives.
Even if the Bible had no prophecy about blood in rivers, the reality is that there is much blood in the rivers. Life has been discarded in rivers, and no one cares. Innocent blood has been discarded in rivers, and no one pays attention.
Today, rivers became not only latrine, but also deposits of annihilated lives. Hundreds of millions of women use pills and other birth-control devices that provoke micro-abortions that end flushed in toilets, into rivers.

Micro-aborted children: Who cares?

How many users of “the pill” know that hormonal contraception not only prevents conception, but also prevents a newly-conceived embryo from implanting in the mother’s uterus? A new human being, too tiny to see, dies of hunger, and is flushed out of his mother’s body with her next menstrual cycle. The contraceptive pill not only represents the refusal of God’s gift of new life, but it actively destroys it.
The current generation was conditioned not to know or care that one of the functions of contraception is to provoke imperceptible micro-abortions. (To understand the way IUD and hormonal methods annihilate recently-conceived lives in the womb, see here: http://www.epm.org/artman2/publish/prolife_birth_control_pill/A_Longer_Condensation_of_Does_The_Birth_Control_Pill_Cause_Abortions.shtml)
The current generation lives a planned and conditioned life, where the priority is material comfort and pleasure. In that reality, children become burdens and hindrances. With contraception, they become options and disposable items, where governments and individuals impose controls and limitations.
In an age of planning, it is easy to discard human life. Even those that are called Christians use the same worldly means spilling innocent blood into rivers.
Is not the Bible correct when it says that the people of God suffer destruction because they lack knowledge? How many, among the people of God, know that Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), who coined the term “birth control”, had strong connections to New Age, socialism and sexual depravity? Sanger was behind the invention of the modern birth-control pill.
In her first essay, The Woman Rebel, she confessed, “Birth control appeals to the advanced radical because it is calculated to undermine the authority of the Christian churches. I look forward to seeing humanity free someday of the tyranny of Christianity no less than Capitalism”. [1]

Human reproduction aimed by esotericism and Nazism

Before World War 2, Sanger had close contacts with Nazi Germany officials, because the Nazi system of total planning and control was much more open to her ideas of total control over human reproduction. While Sanger struggled to promote the controversial conceit of birth control in the US, in Germany there was no opposition. Nazism welcomed the family-planning ideology promoted by Sanger. With its vision brutally based on the evolution theory, the Nazi government saw birth control as a normal component of its policy of planning and control over the human “animal”.
In Nazi Germany, medicine was at the service of the “collective well-being” ideology. Any measure was acceptable to reach a greater benefit. “Unfit” lives could be sacrificed, if the result was to improve the life quality of productive human beings… So Nazism was not different from Communism in that it helped to inspire the modern materialistic culture, where so-called science and technological advance ignore ethics or the intrinsic value of human life.
Even though modern governments do not impose all the Nazi policies of social control, the role and effort by governments in the indoctrination of the masses so that they may live according to contraceptive planning is undeniable. Nazism died, but government intentions of control over reproduction have not died.
However, besides the sheer technological planning over humans and their reproduction, there is the spiritual factor. Before Margaret Sanger, Annie Besant (1847-1933), the known British theosophist, distributed leaflets teaching couples how to have fewer children. No, she did not work in pagan Africa or pagan India, but in the mostly Protestant England. With her new ideology, Besant preached that smaller families were a blessing.
Besant, whose work influenced Sanger, had come from an unsuccessful marriage with an Anglican priest, next getting involved with socialism, theosophy, New Age and lesbianism. But so-called Protestant England did not care about her lesbianism, or her occultism or that in the Bible God tells that children are blessings and that blessed is the man that has his quiver full of children.
The ideology of Besant, with all its consequences, prevailed over the superficial Christianity of the English people. The heresy of Besant did not begin in the Christian churches and it did not hit firstly the Christian churches. Besant’s aim was a place untouchable by the church pulpits: the Christian marriage bed. From this intimacy far away from pulpits an ideology was spread that eventually swallowed the truth from the pulpits, throwing into oblivion the Bible idea that bigger families are big blessings.

Blood-costing family planning

The result is that the current generation, including most Christians, trust in the technological devices of contraception the same way the German people trusted in the technology and social planning of Nazi Germany and the same way the Soviet people trusted the state planning of the communist Soviet Union. Both socialist systems preached the contraceptive “religion”.
The result is that the current generation, including most Christians, plans its families looking for material comfort and pleasure, not perceiving that its contraceptive planning produces micro-abortions, filling rivers with innocent blood.
Nazism, communism, socialism and every ideology of social control usurp the role of authority of God over societies. Birth control, also known as family planning, usurps the role of authority of God over the increase of families. The result of both types of planning is bloodshed.

Socialism, UN and IPPF take aim at human reproduction

It is no accident that Sanger founded in India (the same India venerated by esoteric mystics as Besant) the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the largest and oldest abortion organization in the world. Today, UN and IPPF work together to implant policies of contraceptive planning in the nations. Those organizations see abortion and homosexuality not as murder and perversion, but as unalienable human rights. Such work is perfectly tuned to the goals and dispositions of the socialist ideology.
In the vision of Besant, Sanger, socialism, UN and IPPF, contraception is the rejection of the unfit and the acceptance of the theosophical, technological, Nazi and socialist planning over human reproduction. In the Bible vision, contraception is the rejection of the planning of God over the married sexual life, in a modern autonomy where individual independence is proudly preached — at the cost of God, but never at the cost of the State.

Illusory rights and freedom at the cost of blood

The contraceptive culture asserts the right of men and women to be free from all divine planning in their lives, but it is never open for them to be free from hidden state planning. At the end, with so many acquired rights — sexual rights, reproductive rights, etc. —, the individual is intoxicated by the illusion that, living under the contraceptive planning of UN, State and theosophical efforts, he is free.
The illusory freedom offered by hormonal contraception has cost lives that are technologically hindered and rejected from a natural and just refuge in the womb. The uterus of the modern woman, by the will of high social planners, became a little Nazi death camp, where the conceived life, forced into a micro-abortive contraceptive program, is immediately discarded. It is the state and theosophical planning invading the sanctuary of life and bringing destruction.
Who could imagine that in the last days he that came to rob, kill and destroy would be able to promote his offers through a propaganda defending pleasure, freedom, material comfort and even family well-being? In the altar of the technological and scientific god, wombs have been “dedicated” and lives have been sacrificed. Behind the mask, this god is nothing more than Baal and other pagan gods that always required the same sacrifices of the new generations. It is the same god, with different masks, but with the same thirst for innocent blood.
Sin always tends to lead to more sin. The countries that first welcomed birth control were also the first ones to legalize abortion. The nations today that have the highest rates of contraception are exactly the nations where abortion became a right as sacred as was considered sacred the right of the past savage pagans to sacrifice new-born babies to their gods. The difference is that the new bloodthirsty gods are respected by their cloak of scientific sophistication.
In the historic pagan religions, the male priest was predominantly homosexual. By sheer coincidence, the most contraceptive nations are also fervently pro-sodomy. The contraceptive “religion” revived, in a sophisticated and “scientific” way, paganism, where its homosexual priesthood and sacrifice of babies were sacred. The “right” to sodomy and abortion is sacred today in the contraceptive countries. Only coincidence?

The contraceptive “religion” versus the pro-life culture of the Kingdom of God

The United States, Europe and United Nations are exporting and imposing the contraceptive “religion” throughout the world. No religion today has more adherents and faithful observers than the religion of contraception. In fact, the contraceptive religion has strong presence in the mainline world religions, as Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and it has been gradually penetrating Islamism as well.
As in the case of Freemasonry, the contraceptive religion permeates world religions as a parasite, but the Masonic religion is losing in numbers and strength in relation to its contraceptive rival.
Even though they penetrate all religions, Freemasonry and the contraceptive religion are unable to make the smallest infiltration in the Kingdom of God.
The culture of the Kingdom of God is pro-life, pro-conception, pro-children and pro-family and it is totally against abortion, micro-abortion and homosexual and other sterile and perverted sex relations. Yet, those that reject that culture are not forced to resort to abortion or micro-abortive contraceptive methods. They do not need to fill rivers with blood. Those that reject children as blessings of God may choose sterilization, which does not provoke abortion or micro-abortion.
For men and women attuned to the Kingdom of God culture, children are blessings and each new birth is as if it were a Christmas, making a family bigger and richer.
Christmas, which is commemorated as the birthday of Jesus Christ, is a time of joy and happiness. The Word of God, which is light in the midst of the contraceptive darkness imposed by theosophy, UN and socialism, says that, as Mary welcomed the baby Jesus in her womb, so every woman that open herself fully to her maternal role is receiving not only a little child, but also the presence of Jesus himself. Jesus says:
“Whoever welcomes a child in my name welcomes me. Whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me”. (Mark 9:37)
The joy and happiness of Christmas are multiplied with each birth that you welcome in the name of Jesus. When a Christian woman welcomes her maternal mission in the name of Jesus, she is welcoming not only a baby that comes as a gift planned by God, but also more power from the Kingdom of God. The God that planned the sexual and reproductive life of Mary knows well how to plan the size and number of his blessings for each womb and family, whenever he is given opportunity.
The beautiful example of Mary contrasts sharply with modern examples, where wombs are closed to the full extent of the blessings of God and are open to the contraceptive illusion, with all its micro-abortive consequences filling rivers with blood.

Blood, justice and judgment

Does the bloodshed of annihilated lives by hormonal contraception and dumped in rivers have some relation with the bloody rivers told in Revelation? We do not know it.
What we know is that there is a real apocalyptic scenario of hundreds of millions women that, knowingly or not, micro-abort by contraception their recently-conceived babies. Next, with a mere flush, those tiny micro-aborted babies end in rivers, transforming them into rivers of blood.
What we know also is that Revelation makes it clear that judgment shall come. And thousands of years ago the Bible explained that the shedding of innocent blood causes the land to be polluted:
“You shall not pollute the land in which you live, for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of the one who shed it”. (Numbers 35:33 ESV)
As it happened in the phenomenal technological and scientific advance of Nazi Germany, the cost of modern progress of technology and science in human reproduction is delusion and shedding of innocent blood. Hormonal contraception has transformed modern, sexually active men and women into shedders of innocent blood, leaving society under the curse of uncountable number of murders that shall bring judgment.
Where are the prophets to warn the society about the consequences of its acts?
Where are the prophets to warn about the deceits of contraception?
Where are the prophets to warn that innocent blood spilled cries out for justice and exposes the whole society to destruction and judgment?
[1] George Grant, Grand Illusion: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood (Adroit Press: Franklin-EUA, 1992), pp. 64, 65.
A number of other English articles by Julio Severo can be read at his blog: http://www.lastdayswatchman.blogspot.com

Monday, December 01, 2008

Battle against pedophilia in Brazil: a state Trojan horse against “homophobia” and “religious intolerance”?

Battle against pedophilia in Brazil: a state Trojan horse against “homophobia” and “religious intolerance”?

Effort against pedophilia may eventually strengthen groups and measures against “homophobia” and “religious intolerance”

By Julio Severo

The 3rd World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from November 25 to 28, 2008, was successful, but not in the exclusive sense that the Brazilian government will enforce zero tolerance to sex criminals against children. Punishments for TV channels in friendship with the State that broadcast immorality day and night? No way!

Even though the congress has been introduced to the public as an initiative to bring an end to pedophilia crimes, apparently the government saw it as an opportunity to strengthen its own agenda.

According to O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper, during the 3rd World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, SaferNet signed an agreement with the Special Secretariat of Human Rights of the Brazilian Republic’s Presidency (the creator and chief implementing agency for the Brazil without Homophobia federal program) and the federal police to establish an integrated central to address charges of online crimes. By such measure, the Brazilian federal police will have immediate access to the SaferNet database to investigate charges. Daily, six federal police experts will analyze charges received by the Safernet website.

SaferNet, a fairly mysterious Brazilian NGO whose slogan is “Protecting Human Rights on Internet”, receives 2.5 thousand complaints daily, where 63% deal with pedophilia, and the rest involves “homophobia”, religious intolerance and racism.

With the government and federal police partnership, SaferNet will make a mapping of crimes against human rights committed on internet, whose data will help the Brazilian government to formulate public policies.

Even though at first the agreement addresses only pedophilia, the SaferNet operations are not limited only to this issue. For SaferNet, disrespect to human rights does not apply only to cases of pedophilia on internet, but also to cases of “homophobia” (a politically-correct label used against any individual expressing a philosophical, moral or Christian view contrary to the gay agenda) and of “religious intolerance” (a term used with broad and questionable interpretation in Brazil, where a Christian may be charged merely for expressing a view contrary to the gods of the Brazilian witchcraft religions).

An honest government attitude would be to seek the support from a reliable NGO dealing exclusively with child pornography. Yet, the astute State chose to strengthen a NGO that is also involved in issues of strong state interest, such as the battle against “homophobia” and “religious intolerance”. So by strengthening SaferNet to fight child pornography, the State is cleverly strengthening it to fight better in other areas too.

For the time being, the basic mission of SaferNet, according to its president Thiago Tavares, will help federal police in the search of internet criminals in the area of pedophilia. But SaferNet will keep receiving charges in the area of “homophobia” and “religious intolerance”, monitoring and tracking such activities and waiting for the “go ahead” from the government to proceed directly with federal police against people posting on the internet texts contrary to the homosexual agenda and the gods of the Brazilian witchcraft religions.

Safernet will not need to wait long to advance in its other specialties. Recently, an Afro-Brazilian Pentecostal minister, who spoke against the gods of a Brazilian witchcraft religion, was denounced by a prosecutor for “religious intolerance”, and likewise a known Catholic priest, by the action of another prosecutor, had his book against witchcraft confiscated in Bahia, Brazil. In the “homophobia” issue, my Portuguese blog was shut down on July 2007 because Google in Brazil had received many complaints from homosexual activists. Since 2006, gay militants regularly use the SaferNet website to denounce Blog Julio Severo.

The support from the Lula administration for the approval of “anti-homophobia” bills has been facing resistance from Catholics and evangelicals. But that resistance dies and turns into secured support when Lula and his government ask for assistance to fight pedophilia, because Christians are completely against that crime. In fact, even Senator Magno Malta, who showed a brilliant opposition to PLC 122/2006 — a terrible anti-“homophobia” bill representing a way to impose a homosexual dictatorship in Brazil —, established the Congressional Investigative Committee against Pedophilia, which in July 2008 gave to SaferNet the opportunity to sign an agreement with federal prosecutors for a suspicious surveillance operation on internet. Evangelical Malta swallowed the Trojan horse as a fish would swallow bait.

Because of its controversial agenda threatening the security and the free-speech rights of Christians, SaferNet is not the right organization to deal with so serious subject as human rights on internet. However, similar lack of seriousness was not shown by Christian parliamentarians in the Brazilian Congress, whose representatives Henrique Afonso, Miguel Martini, João Campos and Pedro Ribeiro filed charges against the Ministry of Health for publishing and distributing in the public schools “material with clear pornographic content and introducing positive declarations and defense for the use and consumption of drugs”.

In their charge, the representatives denounce:

“About sexually transmitted diseases, the [government] book has drawings of people having (vaginal, anal e oral) sex. The drawings are provocative and horrible and, in our view, a real defense of pornography. When addressing anal sex, a figure shows a homosexual relation, this is, two men in the position of anal sexual relation. When addressing oral sex, the figures present two women showing the use of their tongues in the sexual relation”.

Next, they explain:

“We understand that there was no need to produce drawings of the different sexual relations to help students understand them. The figures, seen by children and adolescents, provoke impact and divert attention from the educational content. To expose children and adolescents to this kind of material is considered by psychologists and specialists a form of sexual abuse and is a far cry from the goal to educate”.

If sexual exploitation of children is a crime, then why does the Brazilian government throw gas on the fire of pornography in the public schools? After provoking a conflagration, the government seeks, with the SaferNet assistance, for other culprits, except for the State itself.

The 3rd World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, which should have strengthened exclusively the battle against pedophilia, not only favored Safernet in its broad and questionable agenda, but also left President Lula feeling comfortable to avoid the responsibility of his own administration on the psychological abuse of the public-school children’s sexuality. Instead of looking at the sexual exploitation his administration has been doing against public students, Lula preferred criticizing the “religious hypocrisy” regarding the sex education of children.

So Christians that do not cooperate by throwing gas on the child sexuality are accused of “hypocrisy” by the most holy Lula. Similar state schizophrenia happened when Lula launched in July 2007 his campaign to demonize as violence the parental right to use corporal discipline on their children. For his anti-family, anti-spanking campaign, Lula chose as his partner actress Xuxa, who participated in a 1982 pornographic movie, where she entices a 12-year boy. (The adjacent picture shows Xuxa with the 12-year boy on the bed.) This same administration, which distributes pornographic books in the public schools, now intends to fight pedophilia…

Emperor Nero, who persecuted Christians, burned Rome and next, laughing, he threw the fault on Christians. There is no doubt that the clever maneuvers to implant laws against “homophobia” and “religious intolerance” represent the mounting of a modern scheme to persecute Christians. Yet, no one imagined the Lula administration could use the battle against pedophilia as a Trojan horse. By criticizing the “religious hypocrisy” in the issue of sex education for children and by exempting his own administration, Lula throws on Christians the fault for the sexual conflagration that has been leading the Brazilian society to follies and crimes against children and adolescents.

Source: http://www.lastdayswatchman.blogspot.com

Portuguese version of this article: Combate à pedofilia: cavalo-de-tróia estatal contra a “homofobia” e a “intolerância religiosa”?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Brazilian Christian Censored and Fined for Making “Homophobic” Remarks in Book

Brazilian Christian Censored and Fined for Making “Homophobic” Remarks in Book

Judge ordered book pulled from bookstores after three hundred of a total of 600 printed had been sold

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

MATO GROSSO DO SUL, BRAZIL, November 22, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) — A Brazilian Christian has been fined 2,000 reales (834 USD), and his book confiscated for publishing his belief that God condemns and punishes homosexual acts.

Naurio Martins Franca, a resident of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, is the author of “The Curse of God on the Homosexual: The Homosexual Needs to Know the Divine Curse that is Upon Him”.

The book reportedly states the Christian belief that homosexual behavior is sinful, and even “demonic”, and warns those who do not repent that “he who continues being a homosexual is defying the power of God and runs a great risk.”

Franca’s ordeal began last year when a judge ordered his book to be pulled from bookstores after three hundred of a total of 600 printed had been sold. Following the confiscation, a group of homosexuals burned the book in a protest outside of the International Church of Grace, Franca’s church.

“The book is based on the Bible, on the word of God. The law regards it as homophobia, etc.,” said Franca after charges were filed. “
What can I do? The Bible is being usurped through the law of man. The Bible is the law of God,” .

The Bible repeatedly condemns sodomy, in both the Old and New Testaments, including a famous passage in Romans 1, which states that “For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error.”

Although Franca’s attorney reportedly argued at trial that his client had the right to freely express his opinions and religious beliefs, the judge responded that such rights were outweighed by the “principles outlined in the Federal Constitution, which would be the equality and dignity of the human person” and “discrimination is not tolerated”, according to a paraphrase by TV Morena.

The censoring of Franca follows a string of other acts of censorship by government authorities, as well as intimidating lawsuits by private individuals, against Brazilian Christians who wish to express their religious beliefs.

In 2007 the protestant organization National Vision for a Christian Conscience (VINACC) was ordered to cease its campaign of affirming heterosexual marriage, calling it “homophobic”, despite the fact that the government has failed to pass its so-called “anti-homophobia” law in the nation’s Congress. VINACC eventually lost the case on appeal.

In March of this year, the Brazilian Department of Justice fined the Association of Public Functionaries 14,800 reais (8,559 USD) for “discrimination’ for prohibiting members from registering their gay sex partners as “spouses”. In July, a Catholic priest’s book denouncing witchcraft was ordered removed from stores by a Brazilian judge.

Other organizations and bloggers have been intimidated with lawsuits for making public objections to homosexual leader Luiz Mott's endorsement of pedophilia and pederasty (see LifeSiteNews coverage at http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/aug/07083007.html).

Related LifeSiteNews Coverage:

Brazilian Judge: Catholic Priest's Book Denouncing Witchcraft Must be Removed from Bookstores
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/jul/08070710.html

Brazilian Government Punishes Dissenters of Pro-Homosexuality Policy
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/mar/08032702.html

Brazilian Homosexuals File “Hate” Charges Against Brazilian Christians
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/nov/07112805.html

Brazilian Gay Groups Launch Multiple Lawsuits to Silence Christian Opposition
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/aug/07083007.html

Brazil Attacks Against Family Defenders Backed by Pro-Homosexual Regime of Nation’s President
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/jul/07073108.html

Brazilian Priests Could Face Jail-time for Saying that Homosexuality is A Sin
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/mar/07031904.html

Source: LifeSiteNews

Divulgation: http://www.lastdayswatchman.blogspot.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Obama as US president: Who wins, who loses

Obama as US president: Who wins, who loses

Julio Severo

“I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.” — Jesus Christ

Hugo Chavez, of Venezuela. Fidel Castro, of Cuba. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, of Iran. Lula, of Brazil. What do they have in common? Historically, they are anti-American. They would never think of praising Jesus Christ. In spite of their anti-Americanism, they praised Barack Obama when he was elected US president.

Terrorist group Hamas, one of the major threats to Israel and which celebrated during 9/11, praised Obama win as a “historic victory for world”.[1]

It was very easy for Obama to conquer the admiration of communist dictators, because in the past he had communist ties.[2] He is also known to have a strong leftist agenda. As for the Muslim dictators, their admiration may be related to his obscure and controversial Muslim past.

It was also very easy for Obama to conquer the admiration of the media. Liberals have this advantage. Usually, the media do not patronize conservative political candidates. Bush, for example, won two elections under heavy artillery fire from the American and world press.

One of the major difficulties any non-liberal candidate faces is attacks from the press. To prevail over media resistance and hostility is perhaps one of the greatest challenges. That is a difficulty liberal Obama did not have. Since the beginning of the American electoral campaign, the press treated him in a privileged and friendly way.

So the American and world press was with him. The world — including historical US enemies — was with him. And why would not the media spare him? Obama is a radical abortion defender and he promised to dedicate his presidency to homosexual activism.[3]

Obama: the population-control agenda is back

With no delay, a delighted United Nations has contacted the elected Obama. Because of political measures of Bush, the UN was not receiving much American aid. Bush had this attitude because the UN was not willing to cease its involvement in world policies of population control including abortion.

Because Bush was uncooperative in the UN abortion agenda, the UN did not dare to have its usual population conference in 2004. Now there will be “changes” — Obama will resume Bill Clinton’s old abortion and gay goals.

Now, with Obama as US president, the UN is getting prepared to receive much American money and strengthen its usual activities of promoting reproductive rights (euphemism for abortion) and sexual and gender rights (euphemism for homosexuality and other sexual perversions).

Obama is comfortable with the UN’s activities. After all, his mother, Ann Dunham, worked for USAID and the Ford Foundation, two organizations heavily involved with population-control activities, abortion, feminism, sex education, etc.

At the inspiration of his mother, Obama acquired the vision to build a new world — or new world order — according to the USAID and Ford Foundation perspective.

However, even with the obvious support of media and US enemies, how was Obama able to win the American election? Do most Americans support abortion? Do most of them support homosexuality?

Anti-Republican revolt in the American election

Actually, on the same day that Americans voted for their president, there were polls in several states, especially to let the population decide if they wanted gay “marriage” or not. In California, where most people voted for Obama, voters also voted largely against gay “marriage”. [4]

So Obama’s ambition to promote the gay agenda and population control runs counter to the American popular will.[5] In fact, the will of the people seems to have been led to vote for him for three primary reasons:

Revolt against the Republican Party. According The American Issues Project, the Republican defeat “was not because the country wanted to move radically to the left, but because voters wanted to punish Republicans for abandoning conservative principles.”[6] Many American Christian voters generally prefer Republican candidates, expecting from them actual actions against threats to life and natural family. Yet, most Republican politicians have hidden their intentions and disappointed their constituents, not fulfilling their pro-family commitments.

Racism. Obama attended for 20 years a black evangelical church that openly preaches racism against whites. His old pastor, Jeremiah A. Wright, is a professed pro-communist. Even so, most black Christians voted for Obama — not because he had values consistent with the Bible, but exclusively because of his skin color. He profited electorally from that racism that, strangely, is protected by American elites and media. [7]

Economic crisis. With their pockets hard hit, Americans became embittered toward Republicans, voting for Obama out of utter revolt. Hitler also profited from the economic crisis in his time, which helped him to reach the top leadership in Germany, which in the past century had been one of the most developed nations. Economic crises have always had the potential to raise up political “messiahs.”

When they voted for Obama in a spirit of revolt, Americans clearly demonstrated their conservatism, because they voted at the same time against homosexual “marriage.” Even so, Obama said that the Bush policies — defending natural family and sexual abstinence and against abortion, homosexuality, embryonic stem-cell research — will be reversed.

Obama’s proposals also include reversing the Bush ban on funding for overseas family-planning programs that offer or promote abortions. [8]

“The most ungodly US president”

And now, what will happen to the US spiritually?

Bill Keller, the world’s leading internet evangelist, has been concerned about the American economic crisis, and with the election of Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th president of the United States. Keller declared, “the hand of God has been removed from this nation.”

Keller said that the nation has just elected a man who will insure abortion on demand in all fifty states, champion the radical homosexual agenda, and be friendly to those nations that want to see Israel destroyed. He also said,

“The destruction will come in many forms such as the introduction of laws that allow the Bible to be referred to as hate speech, as other countries have already implemented. For the first time, real and tangible persecution is going to be felt by those who refuse to compromise the truth of the Bible and preach the Gospel.” [9]

From a spiritual perspective, perhaps the most important alert came from Steve Foss, who warned before the election,

In January of 2000 God gave me an incredible insight into what was about to happen in the coming elections in America over the next decade.

God then said to me, “At the end of President Bush’s second term there would be an economic collapse.” As everyone in the world knows, we have just faced the greatest economic threat since 1929 and the Great Depression.

God spoke to me that after George W. Bush, America would elect its most ungodly president ever.

Now in 2006 I began to ask the Lord, “Is that guaranteed to happen in 2008?” He spoke to me very clearly and gave me the key words to what I believe holds this election in the balance right now. He gave me these key words that can forever change what is about to happen in America.

He said, “It depends on the Christians.”

I had a vision earlier this year. I saw Barack Obama in this vision. He was speaking to a large crowd and being broadcast on television. He was speaking incredible words of unity, peace, and bringing all sides together; the words were elegant, the words were comforting, and the words were inspiring.

But while he was speaking I saw all a powerful spirit of violence coming out of his spirit feeding into the spirits of those that were hearing him. That spirit of violence was directed at anybody who opposed what he was saying. Those who heard his words and received it had the spirit of violence being implanted inside of them. It was a rage like I have not seen before.

It was the rage that would be unleashed against those who oppose and stand in the way of Barack Obama’s agenda.

I have talked to many Christians, including pastors, not only here in the United States but around the world, who strongly support Barack Obama. Many of them are angry with the Republicans, and understandably so. Others are inspired by the thought of electing America’s first African American president, while others believe Barack Obama to be a Christian who is very concerned with the poor and needy.

God said that the 2008 election is in the hands of the Christians. Just like when God spoke to Jonah about the judgment coming to Nineveh, when the Ninevites repented God withheld judgment; the same can happen in this election. Even though God spoke that America would elect its most ungodly president, He has given us the ability to stay this judgment.

This nation lies in the hands of the Christians.

We must spend time in deep intercessory prayer and cry out for God’s mercy upon America. For all our friends who are not in the United States, if Christianity comes under the assaults that it would under a government controlled by Barack Obama and the Liberal Democrats, it will have horrible negative effects on the Gospel throughout the world.

That warning by Steve Foss was posted in the website The Jerusalem Connection.[10]

What is up with Christian voters in the US and Brazil?

Many Christian Americans decided the fate of the US in the recent election. The most evil president was chosen. The US, which was Israel’s only ally, now under Obama experiences a rapprochement with the enemies of Israel, confirming the Bible prophecies that in the last days all nations would be enemies of Israel.

As a Brazilian, I need to be concerned about the fate of the US. After all, I have had the experience of living under the Lula administration, which has been fighting, domestically and internationally, to promote abortion and homosexuality, putting Christians in Brazil at serious risk with the approval of draconian anti-homophobia laws.

When Lula tried to introduce his pioneering resolution in the UN classifying homosexuality as an inalienable human right in 2003, the US was one of the nations opposed. Now, the US and Brazil are in the same moral boat. Now, in his national and international ambitions Lula will receive support from the White House, including the pioneering Brazilian anti-”homophobia” proposal that is before the Organization of the American States. Now, Christians in Brazil will be under greater domestic threats, with international pressures backed by a pro-abortion US administration.

Last November 7, the Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transvestites, and Transsexuals (ABGLT) sent an official letter to Obama saluting him and highlighting that his election “represents a victory for democracy and diversity”. [11] The letter also requested his attention to the homosexual issues throughout the world. ABGLT, which has filed charges against me and other Christians, has recently been awarded by the Lula administration and was helped by the Brazilian government to an official place in the UN system. [12]

Politically-correct measures and innovations from the US have always been echoed in Brazil. Brazil, which was already reeling under the Lula effects, will now have to feel the Obama burden too. Gay militants are feeling so empowered by the Obama victory that they are threatening violence against Christians. [13]

However, Brazil cannot complain about the cruel destiny many American Christians chose for the US. Many Brazilian Christians also chose Lula. The devil has misled and exploited Christians to raise up his servants into positions of authority to release his destructive agenda in society.

No repentance among Christians, no conversion of national leaders

Americans are today hostages of politically-correct manipulations imposed by the media. Under media pressure, you have to vote for a black candidate, to prove you are not racist. If you oppose a black politician’s agenda, you run the risk of being labeled a racist. In the case of Obama, who has promised to revive and strengthen the abortion and gay agenda of the Clinton years, all criticism will be liable to charges of racism. Obama, who is reemploying the radical officials of the former Clinton administration, has, in a much more amplified way, the ideological soul of his Democrat predecessor, but the necessary black skin to use racial appeals against many political opponents.

The advantage of being black and much more liberal than Clinton ensures him the solid protection against critics from the liberal press. Brazilians know this story very well. Though saturated with political, financial and criminal scandals, the Lula administration has never collapsed. In his rustic leftism, Lula is bolstered so as not to fall.

It is up to Christians in the US to pray for Barack Obama’s conversion. Yet, despite many prayers, Clinton completed two terms in much ungodliness — and he has never undergone any conversion. In spite of many prayers, Lula is in his second term unleashing much ungodliness in Brazilian society — and there has been no sign of his conversion. How will there be answers to prayers when many Christians, sated and happy, wittingly choose pro-abortion and pro-homosexuality Obamas and Lulas?

I did not confer spiritual authority to Lula through my vote. But many Christians did it. Today my mission is to call them to repentance. So it is important to pray for Christians in the US and Brazil, so that they may repent and put God’s will above their own.

New fad: leftist Messianism

Lula, with his rustic leftist Messianism, holds the Brazilian presidency today, plunging Brazil into moral absurdities. Obama, with his sophisticated leftist Messianism, threatens to plunge not only the US, but the entire world into the same absurdities.

Obama representatives lost no time getting in touch with the Syrian government, promising to end the isolation of that nation. [14] That isolation was imposed by the US years ago because of the Syrian involvement in terrorism against Israel.

Yet, to the extent they rely on the liberal press, people will not see the peril of those absurdities. People will see only the “messiahs” and the attractiveness of their promises. In his first speech after the election, Obama declared his commitment to promote “peace and security” in the world. [15]

To the applauses of the enemies of Israel, he also declared his total commitment to “peace and security” for Israel and for “Palestine”. [16]

Even though the Bible has strong warnings against false messiahs — men promising miraculous answers to the people — the world is delighted. But how far can they go? “For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.” (1 Thessalonians 5:3 NKJV)

Source: Laigle’s Forum

To read other articles by Julio Severo, visit his English blog: Last Days Watchman

Portuguese version of this article:

Obama como presidente dos EUA: Quem ganha, quem perde

Notes:

[1] http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=80180

[2] http://www.aim.org/aim-column/obamas-communist-mentor/

[3] http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=11946

[4] http://www.citizenlink.org/content/A000008606.cfm

[5] http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=11946

[6] http://www.onenewsnow.com/Election2008/Default.aspx?id=315160

[7] http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=62989

[8] http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/nov/08111006.html

[9] http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/35298631.html

[10] http://support.tjci.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5455&JServSessionIdr001=re9q8z7ex2.app5a

[11] http://mixbrasil.uol.com.br/mp/upload/noticia/11_101_69835.shtml

[12] http://juliosevero.blogspot.com/2008/10/grupo-gay-perseguidor-de-cristos-recebe.html

[13] http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=80220

[14] http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=80611

[15] http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/news/?NewsID=3231

[16] http://www.imemc.org/article/56160