Company Offering Celebrity Meat Grown in Lab From Stars’ DNA For People to Eat/108 People Missing, Unaccounted For In Deadly WA Mudslide/G7 warns Russia of further sanctions over Ukraine/Families told missing Malaysia plane lost in Indian Ocean and more signs of JESUS’ soon return




Train Derailment at O’Hare Leaves 32 Injured
Thirty-two people were injured — none seriously — when an eight-car Chicago Transit Authority train continued through the end of the platform and struck the escalators leading to the terminals at O’Hare International Airport early Monday morning. ”The train actually climbed over the last stop, jumped up on the sidewalk and then went up the stairs and escalators,” Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Jose Santiago said of the crash, which happened just before 3 a.m. on the CTA’s Blue Line. He said it was immediately unknown if the train’s motorman had some sort of medical problem prior to the crash but said that operator was walking, talking and answering questions afterward. MORE
Controversy Erupts After Christian School Affirms Commitment to Literal Creation Account

DAYTON, Tenn. – Were Adam and Eve historical people, specially created by God? This simple question has created a significant rift in a small Christian college in eastern Tennessee. Bryan College is an evangelical Christian school in Dayton, Tennessee, with a total enrollment of approximately 1,400 students. According to Bryan College’s website, the school exists “to cultivate in our students a deepening love for God and His Truth.” As a Christian school, all faculty and staff members must subscribe to Brian College’s 8-point Statement of Belief, which lays out the college’s theological stance and scriptural interpretation. Included in the 80-year-old Statement of Belief is a reference to the creation of man: “[We believe] that the origin of man was by fiat of God in the act of creation as related in the Book of Genesis; that he was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred physical and spiritual death,” the statement says. MORE

Russian economy grinding to a halt as Ukraine crisis takes heavy toll
A man walks past an information screen on display inside the office of the Moscow Exchange in the capital MoscowRussia’s economy is barely growing, inflation is rising fast, and capital is pouring out of the country, the Economy Ministry said on Monday, a sign that international tensions around Ukraine are already inflicting severe economic costs. In February Russia’s gross domestic product eked out growth of just 0.3 percent year-on-year, down from 0.7 percent in January, Russia’s Deputy Economy Minister Andrei Klepach said. Last year the economy grew by just 1.3 percent, far below initial forecasts, but there had been hopes that growth would rebound this year. Instead Russia’s economic performance is deteriorating further as the international tensions around Ukraine lead capital to flee Russia. Klepach said that when seasonal and calendar factors are taken into account, February’s 0.3 percent was “not bad” and “better than expected.” But he added that “it’s too soon to talk about a turn-around in economic trends, about a recovery from stagnation.” He said that the ministry anticipates GDP growth of “around zero” for the first quarter as a whole. That would make its 2.5 percent growth forecast for 2014 challenging. More

Why churches should brace for a mass exodus of the faithful
still-a-boys-clubA few weeks ago, I wrote about how the sweeping acceptance of gay marriage in recent years is owed in large part to Christianity. Rejecting the rigidly hierarchical and stratified societies of the ancient world, Jesus Christ taught the equal dignity of all persons, proclaimed that the meek shall inherit the earth, and declared that the last shall be first and the first shall be last. The Western world has been working out the logic of these subversive teachings ever since, with the institutional transformation of marriage being the latest, though surely not the last, example of its social, moral, and political consequences. But what if the next institutions to be leveled by the Christian ideal of equality are the churches themselves? I’m not talking about all of the churches. I mean those that have resisted reforming themselves in light of women’s equality — and specifically those that resist this reform from the top down, with ecclesiastical authorities enforcing male-centered dogma and doctrine. That’s mainly the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). MORE
Russia shrugs off G8 snub
The U.S. and its allies announced Monday that they would, for now, exclude Russia from the G8 and boycott a planned summit in Sochi in retaliation over its Crimea takeover — though Russia’s government shrugged off the latest efforts to isolate the country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit at The Hague, reportedly said it would not be a “big problem” if the G8 does not convene. ”If our western partners believe the format has exhausted itself, we don’t cling to this format,” he said, according to Reuters. He spoke as all members of the G8 group except for Russia — known as the G7 — met at The Hague on Monday to strategize over Moscow’s aggression against Ukraine, amid concerns about a Russian troop buildup. MORE


Abbas said to support extending talks for settlement freeze

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly demanded an Israeli settlement freeze and continued prisoner releases as his conditions for continuing with US-brokered peace talks past a late-April deadline for their conclusion, the Palestinian news site Ma’an reported Monday. According to an unnamed PA official, the Palestinian leader made the offer during his meeting with US President Barack Obama in Washington last week. A good test of Israel’s willingness to make concessions, according to the official, is whether it implements the release of the last of the four groups of prisoners it agreed to free before talks began, Ma’an reported. The Palestinian official’s comments follow an earlier Israeli report that suggested Abbas had rejected US Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework document for continued peace talks with Israel during the meeting with Obama, and issued “three no’s” on core issues, leaving the negotiations heading for an explosive collapse. MORE

‘Blood Moons’ author on TBN’s ‘Praise the Lord’ Tonight

Pastor Mark Biltz will appear on “Praise the Lord” program Monday night on TBN at 10 p.m. Eastern to discuss his new book “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs.” The program will air on cable and be available worldwide via satellite. It will also be live-streamed at “Praise the Lord” is the only live, two-hour, Christian program in the world. It assembles the highest caliber of guests from well-known celebrities to lay persons for interviews. They are joined by singers, musicians, evangelists and the coverage of revivals and evangelistic outreaches from around the world. The award-winning program has aired each weeknight for over 30 years. “Blood Moons” was released nationwide March 18 and consistently been one of the top books sold on A full-length documentary produced by WND Films featuring Biltz was also released the same day. An extraordinary chain of events in the heavens begins this Passover, April 14. It’s called a “blood moon tetrad,” an astronomical series of lunar eclipses that has occurred throughout history, according to NASA. MORE

108 People Missing, Unaccounted For In Deadly WA Mudslide…
Three Killed, 18 Missing After Major Washington State MudslideThe search for survivors of a deadly Washington state mudslide grew Monday to include 108 names of people who were reported missing or were unaccounted for, but authorities cautioned the figure likely would decline dramatically. Still, the size of the list raised concerns the death toll would rise far above the eight people who have been confirmed dead after the 1-square-mile slide Saturday swept through part of a former fishing village about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. Several people also were critically injured. About 30 homes were destroyed, and the debris blocked a 1-mile stretch of state highway. “The situation is very grim,” Snohomish County Fire District 21 Chief Travis Hots said, stressing that authorities are still in rescue mode and are holding out hope. But he noted: “We have not found anyone alive on this pile since Saturday.” MORE
UPDATE: Ebola Suspected to Have Spread From Guinea to Liberia

Africa’s biggest Ebola outbreak in seven years has probably spread from Guinea to neighboring Liberia and also threatens Sierra Leone. Five people are suspected to have died from the disease in Lofa county in northern Liberia, Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s chief medical officer, said at a briefing today. At least 86 cases and 59 deaths have been recorded across Guinea, the west African country’s health ministry said today. The capital, Conakry, hasn’t been affected, government spokesman Albert Damantang Camara said, after the United Nations Children’s Fund said the outbreak had spread there. “The forest region where Unicef delivered the emergency assistance on Saturday is located along the border with Sierra Leone and Liberia with many people doing business and moving between the three countries,” said Laurent Duvillier, a Unicef spokesman, in an e-mail today. “Risk of international spread should be taken seriously.” MORE


Vatican Chief Justice: Obama’s Policies ‘Have Become Progressively More Hostile Toward Christian Civilization’

The Vatican’s chief justice feels that President Barack Obama’s policies have been hostile toward Christians. In an interview with Polonia Christiana magazine –and transcribed by Life Site News — Cardinal Raymond Burke said that Obama “promotes anti-life and anti-family policies.” “It is true that the policies of the president of the United States have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization. He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies,” Burke told the magazine. The former archbishop of St. Louis stated that Obama is trying to “restrict” religion. “Now he wants to restrict the exercise of the freedom of religion to freedom of worship, that is, he holds that one is free to act according to his conscience within the confines of his place of worship but that, once the person leaves the place of worship, the government can constrain him to act against his rightly-formed conscience, even in the most serious of moral questions,” Burke said. MORE
Guinea scrambles to contain deadly Ebola outbreak, Spreads to Capitol 59 Dead

Aid workers and public health officials battled Monday to contain west Africa’s first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus as tests on suspected cases in Conakry allayed fears that it had spread to the capital. At least 59 people have died in an outbreak of the virulent virus raging through Guinea’s southern forests but tests on three haemorrhagic fever cases — two of them fatal — in Conakry were negative, the government said. ”The Pasteur Institute in Dakar worked urgently all last night on samples taken from suspected cases here in Conakry, which were all negative,” said Sakoba Keita, the health ministry’s chief disease prevention officer. ”So for now, there’s no Ebola in Conakry, but haemorrhagic fever whose nature remains to be determined.” More


Russia imposes retaliatory sanctions against Canada

Moscow has imposed sanctions on Canada in response to sanctions that Ottawa earlier introduced against some Russian officials in connection with the situation in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said. “This step comes in response to unacceptable actions by the Canadian side which seriously hurt bilateral relations,” the Ministry’s spokesman, Aleksandr Lukashevich, said. The sanctions were slapped on 13 high-ranking Canadian officials, lawmakers and public activists. Russia, however, remains open for constructive and honest cooperation with Canada, which was notable for its pragmatism and a large area of mutual interests, particularly regarding Arctic region issues, Lukashevich said. MORE
Homeland Security Exercise Targets “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny”

Leaked Homeland Security documents obtained by Infowars reveal details of a joint DHS/FEMA national exercise set to take place this week, one of the components of which revolves around an effort to counter online dissent by a group called “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny,” which is disgruntled at the imposition of martial law after an earthquake in Alaska. The document again underscores the federal government’s obsession with characterizing libertarians and conservatives as some kind of extremist radical threat. The document (PDF) was leaked by an individual affiliated with Stewart Rhodes’ Oath keepers organization and passed on to Infowars. It is entitled National Exercise Program – Capstone Exercise 2014 – Scenario Ground Truth. The document is intended for “U.S. Department of Homeland Security Trusted Agents Only” and is “disseminated only on a need-to-know basis.” Even the role players involved in the exercise itself are prohibited from seeing the files. MORE
DAYS OF NOAH – FDA considers approval of genetically modified babies

As mainstream society inches increasingly further away from the natural order of things, some scientists are busy hatching new methods of human reproduction that employ the same gene-altering techniques used by biotechnology companies like Monsanto. And according to new reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is fully on board with this brave new agenda, having recently met to discuss the future of what the mainstream media is now referring to as genetically modified (GM) human beings.
A chilling report by The New York Times (NYT) explains that a special FDA advisory committee recently met to discuss the approval of “radical biological procedures” that involve splicing and dicing the genetic blueprint of the human form. Referred to by the FDA as “mitochondrial manipulation technologies,” this disturbing concept, which is already being pushed as a viable fertility option, involves reprogramming the natural process of fetal development to supposedly create healthier babies with lower disease risk. ”The procedures involve removing the nuclear material either from the egg or embryo of a woman with inheritable mitochondrial disease and inserting it into a healthy egg or embryo of a donor whose own nuclear material has been discarded,” writes Marcy Darnovsky in a recent NYT editorial. “Any offspring would carry genetic material from three people — the nuclear DNA of the mother and father, and the mitochondrial DNA of the donor.” MORE
China demands clear explanation from US over spying

Beijing has demanded a clear explanation from Washington over reports of espionage by the US National Security Agency (NSA) on Chinese institutions. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hong Lei, said on Monday that Beijing is gravely concerned about the claims and demands that any such spying be stopped. ”China has already lodged many complaints with the United States about reports of its espionage activities,” the Chinese official added. The spying revelations were reported by the German weekly Der Spiegel and the US daily New York Times, which said the NSA began targeting Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei, in early 2009. According to the reports, the NSA had hacked into the email servers of Huawei and targeted several government institutions.MORE

Ukraine orders Crimea troop withdrawal as Russia seizes naval base

Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov ordered the withdrawal of armed forces from Crimea Monday, citing Russian threats to the lives of military staff and their families. Russian troops have seized most of Ukraine‘s bases in the peninsula, including a naval base at Feodosia on Monday. Russia annexed Crimea last week after a controversial referendum that Ukraine and the West say was illegal. ”The acting President of Ukraine has given an order to the Ukraine Defense Ministry for the withdrawal of all Ukrainian forces from Crimea,” a spokeswoman for Turchynov told CNN. The soldiers’ families will be evacuated as well. Earlier, Russian troops stormed and seized the Ukrainian naval base in Feodosia, a port in Crimea, a Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman said. Witnesses said several Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters were involved in the raid. Between 60 and 80 Ukrainian troops were captured and taken from the base, said Vladislav Seleznev, a Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman in Crimea. MORE

Male doctor using probe during ultrasound test with fetus on screenThe bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat. Last night the Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice which health minister Dr Dan Poulter branded ‘totally unacceptable.’ At least 15,500 foetal remains were incinerated by 27 NHS trusts over the last two years alone, Channel 4’s Dispatches discovered. The programme, which will air tonight, found that parents who lose children in early pregnancy were often treated without compassion and were not consulted about what they wanted to happen to the remains. MORE

Brightly-Colored UFO Spotted on Australia’s Gold Coast
Catholic Priest Lorenzo de Vedia blesses Argentina’s President Fernandez de Kirchner during a mass in honour of Venezuela’s late President Chavez on the first anniversary of his death, in Buenos AiresA brightly-lit UFO has been spotted on the Gold Coast in Australia. Chevron Island local, Jack Purcell , caught the red and green flashing ‘alien-looking spaceship’ on camera hovering above the sea. “We were all just sitting out the front and my mum pointed to the sky and said ‘look at that colourful plane flying over’,” Purcell said “Then it came to a sudden stop and was just hovering there. So I ran inside and grabbed my video camera.” Purcell said when the police tried to ‘call it in’ with a police helicopter the unidentified object would turn its lights off and disappear. “It was really strange. I was quite sceptical of these things but it just blew my mind.” MORE


Malaysia PM says satellite data indicates missing jetliner went down in Indian Ocean

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak says new analysis of satellite data in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 indicates that the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean. The analysis was provided by British satellite company Inmarsat and UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch, Razak said. “Based on their new analysis….MH370 flew along the southern corridor and that its last position was in the middle of the Indian Ocean west of Perth,” Razak said Monday. “This is a remote location, far from any possible landing sites. It is therefore, with deep sadness and regret, that I must inform you that according to this new data that flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.” Shortly before Razak’s announcement, relatives of the passengers were booked on charter flights to take them to Australia, sources told Sky News. An emergency meeting between families and Malaysia Airlines officials took place in Beijing, Razak said. Paramedics were on scene there, according to Sky News. MORE
Russian state TV says Jews brought Holocaust on themselves

AMA presenter on Russia’s state TV, Evelyn Zakamskaya, said on air that the Jews helped bring the Holocaust on themselves, according to a blog post published on Sunday. Zakamskaya was responding to a guest on the show, who said it was “strange” that Jewish organizations support Maidan (the Ukrainian protest movement). “They do not realize that they are, with their own hands, closer to the Holocaust?” To that, Zakamskaya responded: “They also advanced the first [Holocaust.]” Blogger John Aravosis from AMERICAblog confirmed the transcript of the show with Buzzfeed’s Miriam Elder, who said it was “accurate, if incomplete.” MORE
North Korea steps up missile launches in apparent protest over U.S.-South Korea military drills
South Korea Koreas TensionNorth Korea launched short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast for a second straight day on Sunday – 16 this time, according to South Korean officials, in what’s believed to be Pyongyang’s way of protesting U.S.-South Korean military drills. The rockets flew about 60 kilometres early Sunday morning, said Col. Eom Hyo-sik, an official with South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. That’s about the same range as the 30 rockets the North fired early Saturday. South Korea believes the North fired FROG rockets, which are unguided, old Soviet-developed missiles that Pyongyang has had since the 1960s. Pyongyang claims its rocket launches are part of routine drills and self-defensive in nature, but there have been an unusual number this year – March has seen five launches so far – coinciding with annual, routine war drills by Washington and Seoul that North Korea claims are invasion preparation. Analysts say the impoverished North chafes against the annual drills because it has to spend precious resources responding with its own exercises. MORE
Supreme Court to weigh religious rights of corporations vs. Obamacare’s ‘contraception mandate’

Obamacare is on the docket Tuesday in one of the biggest religious freedom cases to hit the Supreme Court in years, as the justices hear from corporate owners who say their personal beliefs should trump a government mandate that requires their company health care plans to insure birth control. From the start, everyone involved in the dispute over the Obama administration’s “contraception mandate” seemed to realize the issue would end up before the high court. The politically loaded saga prompted dozens of lawsuits, split the appeals courts and raised questions about whether a secular, for-profit company could exercise religious rights. The cases before the court deal with the for-profit camp of plaintiffs. Unlike nonprofit employers, for-profit companies have not been given any relief from the mandate and say they are presented with an impossible choice: either violate their beliefs or pay crippling fines for flouting the mandate. “The administration has effectively told the Supreme Court that for-profit companies have no right to act on moral convictions the government opposes. They are about profits,” Joshua Hawley, counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, wrote in a recent op-ed for USA Today. “That position is deeply mistaken.” MORE
German customs seizes cocaine addressed to Vatican

The drug haul was unremarkable, but the destination raised eyebrows. German customs officials intercepted a shipment of cocaine destined for the Vatican in January, weekly Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday. Officers at Leipzig airport found 340 grams of the drug packed into 14 condoms inside a shipment of cushions coming from South America, the paper reported citing a German customs report. It said the package was simply addressed to the Vatican postal office, meaning any of the Catholic mini-state’s 800 residents could have picked it up. More


DAYS OF LOT – Biden Notes Progress in Gay Rights, but Says There Is ‘Much Left to Do’

As hundreds of gay couples in Michigan flocked to clerks’ offices on Saturday — only to have a federal appeals court again halt same-sex marriages in the state hours later — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. made a forceful case for gay rights, both in the United States and worldwide. “The single most basic of all human rights is the right to decide who you love,” Mr. Biden said, adding that Americans in 20 years would look back with dismay at current discrimination against gays and lesbians in some states. “It’s been a long struggle, and recently there’s been some real progress, but there’s so much left to do,” he said. Mr. Biden has hinted that he may run for president again in 2016. And speaking to an annual gathering of the Human Rights Campaign, an organization that works for gay, lesbian and transgender rights, Mr. Biden sought to underscore his own bona fides as a champion of gay men and lesbians, who make up an important donor base within the Democratic Party. MORE

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Pilot Used ‘Emergency and Combat Scenarios’ Simulator
Missing-malaysian-flight Investigators are poring over a state-of-the-art flight simulator built by one of the pilots of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in a search for clues about the plane’s disappearance. With the revelation last week that the plane may have been diverted thousands of miles from its scheduled flight path from Kuala Lumpar to Beijing by a skilled aviator, investigators are focusing on the backgrounds and interests of its two pilots, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, and co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27. Last week, a state-of-the art-flight simulator was seized from Zaharie’s home in an upscale neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur, and investigators are examining the Microsoft X-plane 10 game he played, which would have allowed him to practise flying in a range of circumstances and weather conditions. MORE
Vladimir Putin Vows to Defend Christianity Worldwide

The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church has told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin this week of the urgent situation Christians are facing around the world in persecution hot spots, and has asked him to use his power to aid their situations. RT online reported that Metropolitan Hilarion, foreign relation chief of the Russian Orthodox Church presented evidence and statistics that stated, “Every five minutes one Christian was dying for his or her faith in some part of the word.” Christians face persecution in many nations; from church demolition in Afghanistan and bombings of churches in Iraq, to the violence against Christians taking place in rebellious towns in Syria. After delivering the facts, Metropolitan Hilarion asked Putin to make protection and defense of Christianity around the globe a major part of his foreign policy. MORE







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