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The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Nationwide Government spy network on Christians, conservatives revealed in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Ed Rendell says he is "deeply embarrassed" by the public disclosure that Homeland Security put information about anti-gay and tax protesters on a list of possible terrorist threats. No matter how he is trying to spin it, Rendell's administration had hired an outside firm to track the public and lawful protests of those who disagreed with the governor's positions and policies. Then the information was sent to law enforcement officials and eventually the information made its way to the state's Homeland Security department. Those who protested higher taxes, for example, were reported as possible terrorist threats and were put on the list. Now the governor is embarrassed.
The governor and his staff are scurrying around like rats in a bright light trying to get their stories straight on whether some of the information could have been "questionable." The private group the governor used to gather this information is the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response. It gives its mission on its website: "Our US-based experts specialize in facing and overcoming domestic forms of terrorism like environmental, ecological, anti-abortion, anti-government, and "home-grown" religious extremism." If you support limited government, oppose high taxes, are a pro-life Christian, and are against homosexuality, this group has been spying on you as a possible terrorist threat for the Pennsylvania government.
This brings to mind when the man who occupies the Oval Office released a Homeland Security report in 2009 just ahead of April 15 Taxed Enough Already (TEA) parties that were planned across the nation. Tens of thousands of TEA party attendees were warned on April 14 by this release that Homeland Security considered those who favored border control, the preservation of life and individual liberties as "racist radicals" and "right wing extremists". The report also held that some Christians were considered terrorists. This is a radical pattern. It begs the question as to how many other state's are doing the same thing, and what is the federal government's involvement? What private firms are spying on us?
Jesus said in John 15:20, "Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also." If you keep the word of God in your life, you are now on this nation's watch list. From what you post on Facebook to your license plate in a church parking lot, this government, state and federal, considers you a terrorist threat. The very people who founded this nation would be considered terrorists by this government. Where does that put you and me?
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry