Christian Parent Sues School for Forcing Children To Perform Aboriginal ‘Cleansing Ritual’

Bravo for Candice and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms in Canada!

Source: Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms

Candice Servatius v. School District 70

In September of 2015, Candice Servatius received a letter from the principal of John Howitt Elementary School (JHES) in Port Alberni, BC, where her two children attend.  The letter informed parents that JHES would be hosting a “Traditional Nuu-chah-nulth Classroom/Student Cleansing” performed by a “Nuu-chah-nulth Member” in the school’s classrooms. The letter did not provide a date for when these cleansing rituals would take place.

The letter described specific beliefs of the Nuu-chah-nulth: “everything is one, all is connected” and  “everything has a spirit.”  The letter described in detail how the cleansing ritual would “cleanse” the classroom of “energy” and cleanse the students’ “spirits.” The letter claimed that without cleansing, the classroom and even the furniture would harbour negative “energy” and would not be safe until the “energy” was “released.” The letter stated that each student would participate in the cleansing ritual by holding onto a cedar branch while having “smoke from Sage fanned over [their] body and spirit.” This part of the cleansing ritual was identified as “Smudging.” Concerned about the explicitly religious nature of the cleansing ritual, Mrs. Servatius went to the school to learn more.  She was shocked to find out that this “cleansing ritual” had already been imposed on her children.

Her daughter explained that she had been coerced by the teacher to participate in the cleansing ritual. When Mrs. Servatius’ daughter expressed to her teacher that she did not want to participate, the teacher told Mrs. Servatius’ daughter that it would be “rude” not to participate in the religious ritual and that “all” the students were “required” to participate.

In January of 2016, Mrs. Servatius learned from her children that a prayer based on Aboriginal spirituality had been performed at a JHES student assembly, with explicit references to an unspecified “god”.  JHES did not notify parents.

School District 70 denies that these religious ceremonies and prayers are violating the religious freedom of Mrs. Servatius and her children, and claims that these are merely “cultural”.

In November of 2016, the Justice Centre filed a Petition with the BC Supreme Court in Nanaimo, BC.  Mrs. Servatius seeks a declaration that the actions of School District 70 in forcing her children to participate in a cleansing ritual and be subject to religious prayer have violated her and her children’s religious freedom. Mrs. Servatius also seeks a court order to prevent School District 70 from engaging in similar actions in the future.

How to Get Booted From Your Church

spinozaThe other day I was looking for famous quotes about “free expression” or “free speech.” This one popped out:  “To prohibit free speech is the first act of terrorism.” I discovered it was written by Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677).

I thought “terrorism” had been a new word coined by George Bush (well, not really). So I did a quick search about Spinoza, and here’s what I found. He was a Dutch philosopher born into the Jewish religion. But he was a deep thinker, and said a few things about his birth-religion that the rabbis didn’t quite like. He even hobnobbed a bit with Mennonites back then.

For example, Spinoza didn’t believe in the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. He no doubt felt that killing in God’s name wasn’t quite the right thing to do.

His ideas got him into some trouble. Well, quite a bit of trouble. So much trouble that his religious leaders decided to boot him from their church. Now, here’s where it gets real interesting, when you read some of the excommunication benefits served to Spinoza from his ‘compassionate’ religious leaders. Remember, Spinoza was only 23 years old when he got booted from his religion by the sages.

How would you deal with a good-bye like this?

The Lords of the ma’amad, having long known of the evil opinions and acts of Baruch de Espinoza, have endeavoured by various means and promises, to turn him from his evil ways. But having failed to make him mend his wicked ways, and, on the contrary, daily receiving more and more serious information about the abominable heresies which he practised and taught and about his monstrous deeds, and having for this numerous trustworthy witnesses who have deposed and born witness to this effect in the presence of the said Espinoza, they became convinced of the truth of the matter; and after all of this has been investigated in the presence of the honourable chachamin [sages], they have decided, with their consent, that the said Espinoza should be excommunicated and expelled from the people of Israel. By the decree of the angels, and by the command of the holy men, we excommunicate, expel, curse and damn Baruch de Espinoza, with the consent of God, Blessed be He, and with the consent of all the Holy Congregation, in front of these holy Scrolls with the six-hundred-and-thirteen precepts which are written therein, with the excommunication with which Joshua banned Jericho, with the curse with which Elisha cursed the boys, and with all the curses which are written in the Book of the Law. Cursed be he by day and cursed be he by night; cursed be he when he lies down, and cursed be he when he rises up; cursed be he when he goes out, and cursed be he when he comes in. The Lord will not spare him; the anger and wrath of the Lord will rage against this man, and bring upon him all the curses which are written in this book, and the Lord will blot out his name from under heaven, and the Lord will separate him to his injury from all the tribes of Israel with all the curses of the covenant, which are written in the Book of the Law. But you who cleave unto the Lord God are all alive this day. We order that no one should communicate with him orally or in writing, or show him any favour, or stay with him under the same roof, or within four ells of him, or read anything composed or written by him.

Although Talmudic texts say Spinoza probably never became a Christian, he probably did get tired of the Talmud for saying things like:

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The Holy Land Stinks Like S—-

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016      Source here

Israel’s Stench
When I think I have heard it all, then I read about Israel’s national stench policy. I am referring to Israel’s use since 2008 of “skunk juice” as a weapon to keep Palestinians under control.
Victims have no idea of its chemical make-up but if they are sprayed with it, it takes days of scrubbing to get rid of the stench. In a land where water is scarce, smelling like the sewer is a disheartening experience.

According to Ben Ehrenreich, Skunk trucks could show up at any time, especially during celebrations, such as weddings, birthday parties, funerals or times of worship. Someone yells “skunk,” and everyone runs.

There was that truck, the white one idling behind the jeeps, a clear liquid dripping from the cannon on its roof. The liquid it so violently emitted was called skunk water. No one knew what chemicals it contained or what effect exposure to it might bring, but everyone knew what it smelled like. It smelled like dead dogs in a dumpster in August. Mainly, it smelled like shit. And no matter how many times you scrubbed your hair and your clothes, the scent would linger for days, even weeks.[1]

Run home, lock your doors. You still can’t hide from it. Skunk trucks drive down neighborhoods and business districts spraying its putrid smell on everything within a hundred yards. Its odor may linger in clothing for five years.[2]

Skunk is powerful stuff. A reporter described its effect:

Imagine taking a chunk of rotting corpse from a stagnant sewer, placing it in a blender and spraying the filthy liquid in your face. Your gag reflex goes off the chart and you can’t escape, because the nauseating stench persist for days.[3]

Palestinians living under Israeli occupation do not have to imagine. They know:

The truck blasted Mohammad’s house next, the jet of fluid smashed the first-floor windows and knocked him from his feet. He had just come home, triumphant from his close escape. Shattered glass cut his face and chest. Skunk water saturated the carpets and couches.[4]

Forty percent of Palestinian males have spent time in Israeli jails. Said Tamimi was one of them. After serving twenty years, he came home to find his house saturated with skunk juice. Once this happens, carpets, upholstery and clothes never get rid of the stench and wind up being thrown away. Even at that, he was lucky. Others have been hospitalized, either from the effects of the skunk itself or having been injured in the stampede running away from it.

Israel needs a new flag, one to represent Israel today. It would be brown. The Star of David, the symbol of a proud and praiseworthy Jewish heritage is far, far above skunk juice.

Thomas Are
September 20, 2016

[1] Read Ben Enrenreich, The Way to the Spring, (Penguin Press, New York, 2016) p. 30. Even better; Google: Israeli Skunk Trucks and watch any of the numerous videos of Israel in action.
[2] Wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_(weapon)
[3] Wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_(weapon) Skunk has been condemned by Physicians for Human Rights, the International Network of Civil Liberties Organization, the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, B’Selem and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel..
[4] Ben Enrenreich, The Way to the Spring, (Penguin Press, New York, 2016) p. 76.

Establishment Attack By CFR’s Elliott Abrams Belittles, Threatens Lutherans

Source: WHTT

It was no surprise to see attacks by Zionist supporters of Israel against the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) after two pro-Palestinian resolutions were passed at their recent convention (for background information, listen to our podcast, “ELCA Lutherans Palestinian Peace Not Walls Campaign-Major Breakthrough“). In this podcast we discuss the significance of the recent attack on the ECLA by Council on Foreign Affairs’ Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies in an article by him, entitled “The Lutheran Church Attacks Israel, Again.” The Council on Foreign Relations is an elite “club” of powerful movers and shakers in Government and Corporate spheres (check out for yourself on the “CFR’s Membership Roster“) that are considered to constitute the “American Establishment.” [23 minutes] Ref. WHTT article, “CFR’s Elliott Abrams Threatens, Belittles Lutheran Church“]

Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil

There is a reason why you can’t buy this book. But if you really want to get it, Amazon gouges you $79 for the paperback version! Why is this? Would this quote have something to do with it?

As “6 million” merely represents some token in Jewish dogma, some cabalistic hocus-pocus, there is no reason to attach any special importance to its numerical value.

Google Books has a free online version here offered by the generous author himself.

 

Missionaries Who Campaign For War In The Name of Christianity

Source: WHTT

Every now and then we meet an old, loved but forgotten friend…and we also run across old snakes that we thought were dispatched last time we met.  You may guess the category of John Eibner, who now runs Christian Solidarity International.  Seemingly Christian, CSI  feeds on and spreads Islam-a-phobia, one of many who prosper on various faces and hues of racism.  Many, like Mr. Eibner, are focused on Islam.

Eibner wants donations for his work in the Middle East.  When we met him last in about 2003, he was pretending to redeem slaves in the southern part of Sudan.  That has now been shown to be an invented purchase and release scheme that many played and which raised $millions for mission promoters.  Sadly, as best we can tell, no slaves were ever freed, because most never existed in the definition of slavery we know.  But the business of raising money to free them has never stopped, because it is all profit.

Brazenly, John Eibner is circulating a story he wrote that is republished by a fanatically pro-war-with-Islam publication called Middle East Quarterly, thus giving credence to his questionable story.  We are linking you to Quarterly, along with Eibner’s website, in the interest of fair and honest disclosure.  Serious readers need to know how far Neo-Con connected publisher Daniel Pipes will go to stir up hatred toward Islam, and how far men like Eibner will go to raise dollars. The eventual results have been past and future wars, including the present ISIS war.  We will quote Eibner about his “career” of freeing slaves, that we know to be false and that Pipes swears to.  Please judge for yourselves.

The slave repatriation business, of which Eibner was a part 17 years ago, raised large funds from churchgoers who believed there were slaves in Sudan and that they could be freed for as little as $35.00 per head, an amount most churchgoers would not miss.  But this price tag proved to be a marketing device, for it was learned that a small lamb sold for more than $35.00 in Sudan, and slaves have always been the most pricey animal that breathes!  Let’s hear about the scam from Eibner himself:

My Career Redeeming Slaves

by John Eibner
Middle East Quarterly
December 1999, pp. 3-16

Eibner wrote, and Danial Pipes republished: “CSI began redeeming slaves in October 1995; as of October 1999, it has freed 15,447. An impressive number, perhaps, but it pales in comparison with the total number of slaves in Sudan.” My Career Redeeming Slaves.

The viewpoint of We Hold These Truths was confirmed when at least two well known  “missionaries” came clean and admitted the slave redemptions were photo-ops.  Why is this important?  It’s about war.  Those who vilify Islam (ISIS is not Islam) are conditioning others to accept continuing war in the Middle East and hatred of Muslims here at home.  Those who make a living by promoting hatred and war are our worst and most dangerous enemies, for they prey on the minds of our children.

Missionaries, Mercenaries, Missiles & Money:  The Untold Story of the War on the Children of Sudan