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To our Brethren in Jesus,
It is appropriate for me to commence by earnestly thanking you all for your much valued and appreciated prayers and support during the last year. This has been particularly true in light of my own health struggles with lympho-edema and the infectious cellulites in my lower limbs that easily cause recurrence. I have spent three stretches hospitalized in the UK & USA totaling nearly seven weeks since September when I very nearly went home to glory because of bilateral kidney and hepatic failure due to cellulite infection. I have since that time been hospitalized twice and had surgery in California plus a series of subcutaneous tissue ingrates above my ankle. My lower legs remain in compression castings and I undergo self administered lymphatic pump treatments daily plus, for the moment, a cocktail if medication. I frequently require crutches to be mobile. The susceptibility to cellulite reinfection is high and the ramifications for my neck injury and restrictions on the hydro therapy I used to reduce reliance on anti-inflammatory agents is problematic. The anti inflammatory drugs, without which I experience extremely painful brachio-plexis and partial paralysis in my left arm, are contra-indicated for other medications I am required to take. Yet The Lord has allowed this.
Blessings in Jesus to all of our brethren with much gratitude in Christ for your prayers and support as we approach the arrival of 2014 and close of the present year (actually the Jews in Moriel observe two New Years, the secular one and Rosh Hashanah and/or the 1st of Nissan).
Religious Exemptions Removed!
The Australia federal Labor government is pushing ahead with its proposal to ADD 'sexual orientation' and gender identity' as protected attributes to federal anti-discrimination laws.
The government had initially proposed wide-ranging changes to the anti-discrimination laws - including combining all the discrimination laws from five Acts. However, due to public outcry at the restrictions they would place on freedom of speech and freedom of religion, the Labor government ditched the proposals - ALL EXCEPT the addition of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex to the current Sex Discrimination Act.
An approach was made to someone at a Moriel office concerning a plan to purchase a "refuge" property on a remote island for some kind of eschatological escape haven stating that others known to Moriel may be interested. We are not. Fortunately the Moriel team member whom he contacted ignored his suggestion out of hand as crazy. Others outside of Moriel however, it seems, did not.
The West Australian
May 24, 2010, 9:35 AM
WA News / Sandra Jackson Ã‚Â©
An Islamic woman has won $16,000 in compensation and a written apology after she and her friends were refused permission to go on water rides at Perth's Adventure World because of their religious clothing.
Pakeeza Shaikh won the money this month following a year-long court battle after her group was told they could not go on water rides because of inappropriate swimwear.
Ms Shaikh complained in a private conciliation at the Equal Opportunity Commission that the group had suffered discrimination, and had been humiliated about covering up their bodies in line with their religious beliefs.
For publication in the Adelaide Advertiser. Thanks heaps.
I've noticed there have been a lot of articles of late concerning the West's condemnation of Israeli policy, especially policies that supposedly interfere with the current Peace Talks. And as President Obama and his administration has recently been most verbal of this kind of criticism, I believe there is a real danger of Prime Minister Rudd following suit, as there seems to be a sad and sorry history of Australian politicians playing "follow the leader" when it comes to American policies, especially Foreign Policy, the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan Wars would be fair examples to drive home this particular point.
Moriel recently received the following email:
I have recently had a very rude and unexpected introduction to Vicky Dillen's blog. In my 38 years of being in the Lord, I have rarely encountered such a blatant "root of bitterness" in my spiritual life, and that's saying something considering my life experiences. After a series of unintended unpleasant exchanges, I managed to earn a sort of "red badge of courage" and was banned from further participation for a season. Somehow, I think I'll get over the disappointment. An unteachable teacher is quite unseemly, and before I look at anyone else in this regard, I must first look at myself, endeavoring to take Paul's admonition to Timothy to heart, "Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching." Their website states, "People are free to believe what they want." What they fail to state [is] that it only applies as long as you are in agreement with them.
Exposed Homosexual Scandal Preacher Appointed to Direct Elim's Kinsington Temple Bible Institute
by Jacob Prasch
Roberts Liardon, the publicly exposed homosexual preacher and the defender of heretic William Branham and of Oral Roberts' 900 foot tall Jesus threatening to kill Roberets if he did not come up with millions of dollars by the end of the month to save Robert's now defunct medical institution, is now appointed to run Elim's Kensington Temple Bible institute.
I once walked out in front of 3.000 people when Liardon was ranting his nonsense in Bournemouth and I once watched him on TV in Califiornia defend the maniacal antics of Oral Roberts and his 900 foot tall Jesus Christ threatening to kill him if he didn't cough up the cash by the end of the month.
For years I warned about former ballet dancer Colin Dye's association with this proven homosexual preacher. Not that it made a bit of difference to Wynn Lewis (now standing before the judgment seat of Christ to give account for his relentless promotion of the Toronto Deception and feeding the Lord's sheep to wolves like Morris Cerullo). Neither did it make a difference to the Elim establishment such as John Smith, Gordon Hills, and Elim's elder statesman John Lancashire.
A MUSLIM student teacher has labelled a Christian school in Wyndham (near Werribee) discriminatory for refusing her a position based on her religion.
But Heathdale Christian College is standing by its decision, saying that as a faith-based school it expects its teachers, including student ones, to support its Christian perspective, the Wyndham Leader reports.