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Brownback to be guest at Christian group's rally for Israel


Sam Brownback[(Washington Times) Christian group to advocate more support for Israel:][1] More than 3,000 pro-Israel evangelical Christians will be in town next week for a "Washington/Israel summit" to push the Bush administration toward stronger support for the Jewish state. ... Several members of Congress also are scheduled to attend, including Republican Sens. Sam Brownback of Kansas and Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, both Catholics. Leading evangelicals that have confirmed their invitations include the Rev. Jerry Falwell and Gary Bauer. Their host will be Texas evangelist the Rev. John C. Hagee, pastor of the 18,000-member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio and author of "Jerusalem Countdown," a 2006 book about a nuclear-armed Iran. [(Metro Weekly) Marie Johns wants to make a 'Better' pitch for the city's GLBT community:][2] MW: Sen. Sam Brownback [R-Kansas], who chairs the appropriations subcommittee on the district, has been very adamant about the fact that needle exchange is a line that he's not going to have crossed. Do you have an idea about how to get past that? JOHNS: I'll be very candid -- I don't have a full-fledged nine-point plan on how to do it. But any initiative starts with the recognition that it's something important to do and then starts down the road of figuring out how to get it done. Minds can change. Effective cases can be made. It's not like we would be the only needle-exchange program in the country. Other cities have needle-exchange programs and they are working, so we just have to build a case. [(Focus on the Family) Senate to Vote on Stem-Cell Legislation Tuesday:][3] The Senate will debate three important bills dealing with stem-cell research and cloning beginning Monday. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., today announced he has scheduled a vote on all three bills for Tuesday. ... A science adviser to several members of Congress, Prentice said the Senate had a brief debate on cloning after Scottish researchers announced they had successfully cloned a sheep, which they named Dolly. "That's the only real debate they have had," he said. "This will give senators like Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) the chance to get on the Senate floor and talk about ethical stem-cell research -- and really lay out what this area of research involves."Dennis Moore[(Johnson County Sun) Moore in their sights:][4] Four Republicans filed for the right to take a shot at unseating U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, the Democrat, in No-vember. The Aug. 1 Republican primary candidates are Chuck Ahner, 40, Overland Park; Thomas Scherer, 52, Merriam; Scott Schwab, 34, Olathe; and Paul Showen, Shawnee. Following are the candidates' own words...Todd Tiahrt[(The Hill)House GOP senses shift in political winds:][5] House Republicans say they are growing more optimistic about their chances this November after a politically disastrous stretch and repeated fumbles that fomented discord within the party. In preparation for midterm elections, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has been tapped to helm the Battleground program, the GOP's final fundraising push of the 2006 election cycle. Cantor will be assisted in his fundraising efforts by seven deputies: Reps. Patrick McHenry (N.C.), Adam Putnam (Fla.), John Shimkus (Ill.), Todd Tiahrt (Kan.), Cathy McMorris (Wash.), John Mica (Fla.) and Lamar Smith (Texas).[link to Yahoo][6] [link to Yahoo][6] [link to Yahoo][6]Prescription drugs[(AP) Lawmakers vote to relax restrictions on prescription drugs from Canada:][7] On Capitol Hill, Kansas senators voted on easing the ban on importing prescription drugs from Canada. On Tuesday, Sen. Sam Brownback voted in favor of the bill, while fellow Sen. Pat Roberts voted against it. The measure passed 68-to-32.How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][8] [1]: http://washingtontimes.com/national/20060712-114540-2037r.htm [2]: http://www.metroweekly.com/feature/?ak=2212 [3]: http://www.family.org/cforum/extras/a0041216.cfm [4]: http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16914096&BRD=1459&PAG=461&dept_id=155725&rfi=6 [5]: http://www.thehill.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/Frontpage/071306/winds.html [6]: http://www.yahoo.com/ [7]: http://www.49abcnews.com/news/2006/jul/12/house_votes_relax_restrictions_prescription_drugs_/ [8]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed


Jamesaust 11 years, 10 months ago

no doubt at least partly true, bennyoates.

Recently, over dinner a friend of a friend said to me: "aren't you worried about a bunch of religious fundamentalists in control of a country with a long history of aggression, a nuclear program, and a non-reality-based belief in their duty to bring about an end-of-days final battle of good vs. evil?"

Unfortunately, I first needed clarification: "Are you talking about Iran or the United States?" (She was referring to Iran, she said.)

staff04 11 years, 10 months ago

The 3rd Congressional District candidate questionaire is worth reading...

Thomas Scherer seems like a pretty bizarre dude...

craigers 11 years, 10 months ago

They probably will pray for them. I guess you don't know all of the crazy Christians you demonize benny.

pundit 11 years, 10 months ago

Brownback got elected by reminding Kansas voters (oh shame) that his opponent (Docking) was Jewish. How Christian of him.

audvisartist 11 years, 10 months ago

We should start placing bets on who's gonna win.

mooseamoose 11 years, 10 months ago

huzzah benny

xians use the return of christ as an excuse not to do good in the world. Like James Watt, the Reagan Sec. of the Interior who didn't care what happened to the environment cuz Jesus is coming back soon. I spent many many years in the company of fundamentalist xians and they are crazed. If someone doesn't have to rely on facts or reason then aren't they crazy? Oh no, they're just the faithful. Never taking time to examine their roots and the origins of xianity because they don't need to cuz its the "WORD OF GOD". Same goes for any other kind of fundamentalist whether they be Muslim or Mormom.

The xians are possessed by a mind virus. check out http://www.christianitymeme.org/

It's a shame that the world is kept in a constant state of war all because of the bible, which is just a bunch of myths.

mooseamoose 11 years, 10 months ago

oh ya and I'm pretty sure that John was eating a lot of "magic" mushrooms before he had that vision that is recorded in revelations. I have read it is the most questionable book in the bible. Too bad xians base our US foreign policy on the ravings of a madman.

mooseamoose 11 years, 10 months ago

sorry last one - speaking of crazy xians...

I was in church when the preacher was told that John Lennon had been shot and killed. He did a spontaneous jig of celebration and "Praise you Jesus!". That's what Jesus would've done, right?

craigers 11 years, 10 months ago

nope it's not, but you are following your leader aren't you mooseamoose? All those crazy devil followers have nothing better to do than bash on Christians. What a depressing life.

mooseamoose 11 years, 10 months ago

craigers - Well my life is obviously not as interesting as yours since you have hobbies like reading the bible and golfing for Jesus.

actually i have a wonderful life. and i don't serve satan. your life sounds far more depressing as I don't have to fake my way through life like you do.

HMcMellon 11 years, 10 months ago

"All those crazy devil followers have nothing better to do than bash on Christians. What a depressing life."

I don't think any of the above bashing was directed at real Christians; i.e., those who follow the teachings of Christ.

They were all talking about the likes of Falwell, Brownback, Ryun, Phelps, etc.

tellitasitis 11 years, 10 months ago

These so called "Christians" who are supporting a Terrorist state should be on the FBI, NSA watch list. Any organization that would support the Israel Terrorist State should be monitored and if they give aide and comfort to any Israeli who supports the terrorist acts of that state should be held accountable and put in jail - Gitmo for as long as the others have been.

Israel's actions are nothing short of criminal and deserve the condemenation of every "real christian" and military action to stop their crimes against humanity.

monkeyspunk 11 years, 10 months ago

Israel's actions are criminal?

I hardly think responding to incursions into your territory by people that wish you ultimate harm can be termed 'criminal'.

Really, tellitasitis, how would you suggest Israel handle it? Should they try and talk to Hamas and Hezbollah? Or how about Iran? These people want no less than the absolute destruction of Israel.

If your neighbor wanted you dead, and wouldn't compromise, would you go and knock on his door to have a cup of tea?

erichaar 11 years, 10 months ago

The religious bigotry excreted on this post proves that Kansas is as bigoted as you think.

craigers 11 years, 10 months ago

No doubt erichaar. I like how people that stand on their own principles that they gather from the bible gets them labeled as fanatics.

Good one moose. I will take my "fake" healings and love of my creator over your "real" life.

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