Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Category Archives: Health

Los Angeles County Reluctantly Lifts Previous ban on Indoor Church Services, Thanks to Recent Supreme Court Rulings

Imbedded in its news release on Saturday Los Angeles County public health officials reluctantly slightly modified its ban on indoor church services while still maintaining a tight grip on worshippers’ behavior while doing so.

It blamed its modification on recent Supreme Court decisions: “The … order will be modified today to align with recent Supreme Court rulings for places of worship.”

But major restrictions remain in place:

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Appeals Court: States Can Disqualify Abortionists From Receiving Medicaid Funds

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, December 20, 2020:  

An unheralded decision in the fight to defund Planned Parenthood (PP) represents a major victory in the decades-long war against the primary player involved in the abortion industry. Calling it a “critical blow to Planned Parenthood’s access to taxpayer funds,” the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) reported last week that the decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals allows the three states under its jurisdiction — Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi — to rule such providers as “unqualified” to receive Medicaid funding for abortions. It also sets the stage for a review by the Supreme Court as PP announced its plans to appeal the decision.

Planned Parenthood gets half of its funding from indigent patients who qualify for Medicaid. When Texas learned of the eight-hour long montage of undercover videos published by the Center for Medical Progress showing the abortion giant’s illegal selling of aborted body parts for “research,” the state terminated funding for the abortion provider.

PP immediately sued. The case is

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New Jersey Gym Racks Up $1.2 million in Fines, Remains Open in Defiance

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, December 15, 2020:  

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal ramped up the pressure on the Atilis Gym in Bellmawr last week by filing a motion seeking $124,000 from its owners. State officials had been watching several videos posted online by the gym’s owners, Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti, and criticized “Atilis Gym’s outrageous behavior and unjustifiable contemptuous conduct.”

The owners’ “outrageous behavior and unjustifiable contemptuous conduct” dates back to May when the owners kept their upscale gym and fitness center near Philadelphia open in defiance of New Jersey Governor Chris Murphy’s demands that they shut down in response to COVID-19.

Grewal is going to have to get in line to get paid.

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Former Goldman Sachs Chief: New Yorkers Will “Feel Like Supermen” After COVID Vaccine

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, December 2, 2020: 

Connecting online from his posh Long Island estate earlier this week, former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein offered a message of hope at a gathering of wealthy Jews. He told the audience attending the annual benefit for the UJA-Federation of New York, a Jewish philanthropy, “Next year we’ll all be back at the Hilton, vaccinated, feeling like supermen and superwomen, squeezed in, talking six inches apart and probably wishing we were back on Zoom!”

In a nearly total disconnect from reality, Blankfein thinks that once everyone is vaccinated, all will be well and folks can get on with their lives as if nothing untoward happened in 2020.

Evidence to the contrary exists everywhere.

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“MAGA Nuns” Who Attended Trump Rally Explain Why

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, October 30, 2020:

Three nuns from the Children of Mary in Cincinnati who sat behind President Trump at his rally in Circleville, Ohio, on Saturday became instant celebrities, and targets. Known now as the “MAGA Nuns” — each wore a mask with Trump’s favorite expression on them — they were immediately asked why they were there expressing their support for the president’s reelection.

They responded in a statement published by LifeSite News:

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LA Times: Three Cases of COVID at Grace Community Church an “Outbreak”

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, October 26, 2020:  

When the Los Angeles Times learned on Thursday that Pastor John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church had dutifully informed county health officials that three members of his 7,000-member church had tested positive for the coronavirus, the paper published an article with this sensational headline: “Coronavirus Outbreak Strikes L.A. Megachurch that Defied Public Health Orders.”

The article opened with,

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Two Colorado Churches Win Court Reprieve From Governor’s COVID Mandates

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, October 22, 2020: 

Two Colorado churches — the Denver Bible Church and the nearby Community Baptist Church in Brighton — gained a reprieve last week from U.S. District Judge Daniel D. Domenico. The churches sued Colorado Governor Jared Polis in August over his COVID-related restrictions that were overly vague and applied unevenly between the churches and secular establishments.

Domenico’s reason was constitutionally sound in granting the churches a temporary restraining order against Polis:

The Constitution does not allow the State to tell a congregation how large it can be when comparable secular gatherings are not so limited, or to tell a congregation that its reason for wishing to remove facial coverings is less important than a restaurant’s or spa’s….

 

The First Amendment does not allow government officials, whether in the executive or judicial branch, to treat religious worship as any less critical or essential than other human endeavors. Nor does it allow the government to determine what is a necessary part of a house of worship’s religious exercise.

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Former Physician to the President says Biden “Not Up to the Job”

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, October 14, 2020: 

Ronny Lynn Jackson, who served as physician to the president in both the Obama and Trump administrations, expressed serious concerns on Tuesday about Joe Biden’s mental fitness to be president of the United States.

In a conference call set up by the Trump reelection campaign, Jackson said:

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Court Slaps D.C. Mayor for Discriminating Against Church

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, October 11, 2020: 

After months of attempting to persuade D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (shown) to grant them an exception to her draconian virus-inspired restrictions on in-person meetings by churches, the Capitol Hill Baptist Church (CHBC) filed suit in September.

The church said, “Meeting in-person as one congregation is a deeply-held conviction for which there is no substitute. Our simple desire is to have a community and one that meets together safely.… CHBC has applied for multiple waivers to the policy but District officials refused to provide CHBC with a waiver beyond 100 persons as part of a mass gathering.”

On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden sided with the church, issuing a temporary injunction against Bowser’s attempts to enforce her edicts. He wrote:

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Michigan Supreme Court Slaps Down Governor’s Mandates; Whitmer Says They Will Continue Regardless

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, October 4, 2020: 

The majority opinion of the Michigan Supreme Court released on Friday said it best: “The sheer magnitude of the authority in dispute, as well as its concentration in a single individual [Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer], simply cannot be sustained within our constitutional system of separated powers.”

Her sheer audacity was expressed by the governor in response:

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Biden Staffers Nervous Over His Upcoming Presidential Debate Performance

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, September 18, 2020:

After visiting with a number of Joe Biden’s campaign staffers, Amie Parnes, writing for The Hillquoted one of them: “The only way he [Biden] wins is if he stays on offense. The second it goes the other way, things could go sideways.”

The Democrat Party’s presidential candidate has been prepping for weeks ahead of the first presidential debate scheduled for September 29. The strategy is simple, but not easy: Biden must go on offense and stay on offense. He’ll do that by challenging the president repeatedly over his alleged failures to contain the COVID virus, resulting in the deaths of more than 200,000 Americans.

“It’s all on you [Mr. President],” said another staffer. “The state of the economy, high unemployment, kids out of school, a pandemic that has gone unchecked. All of it is on you.”

Another staffer told Parnes that Biden “has a tendency to wrap up very well but he’s one of those people who takes some time to get there. He’s just not a guy who performs well in those initial moments. I think that’s something that makes us all a little nervous.”

As a result, reported Parnes,

There is a palpable fear among some Democrats about whether Biden is up for the challenge, and whether being too aggressive could backfire.

 

They’ve cringed when Biden has given long-winded answers or trailed off without returning to his initial thought, and when he’s gone off message or said the wrong name or city.

A reputed former staffer intimately familiar with the situation inside the Biden campaign wrote anonymously on September 9 about his experience:

I worked as a low-level staffer for the Biden campaign’s HQ in Philly from July to the end of August. I am more of a Bernie guy, but I thought I should do whatever I could to defeat Trump, so I joined up. Eventually, I became so disgusted with what was going on, I had to leave.

He noted, “There are people whose job is to digitally de-age Biden for political ads. If you saw a recent speech for Joe and thought he looked like a mummy, then saw snippets of the same speech in an ad, you might have noticed he looked a lot better. That’s because they contracted VFX artists from California to de-age him. Normally I wouldn’t begrudge them this, as I’m sure all campaigns try to make their candidate look good.”

And then he made the main point:

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Is Joe Biden Suffering from “Sundowning”?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, September 17, 2020:

The Mayo Clinic defines “sundowning” as “a state of confusion occurring in the late afternoon and spanning into the night. Sundowning can cause a variety of behaviors, such as confusion, anxiety, aggression or ignoring directions … [it is] a group of symptoms that occur at a specific time of the day that may affect people with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease.”

Is the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee Joe Biden suffering from “sundowning”? Andrea Widburg thinks so. Writing on Wednesday at the American Thinker she noted that “most of Biden’s appearances are early in the day. He may do this because he tires easily and, by afternoon, is running on empty.”

She added:

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Seattle Closes Park Ahead of Prayer Rally, Believers Worship Outside Anyway

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, September 9, 2020: 

Sean Feucht, head of the international Sean Feucht Ministries, planned to hold a prayer meeting at Seattle’s Gas Works Park on Labor Day, but the city issued a statement on September 4 saying that the park would be shut down on Labor Day due to COVID-19. Temporary fencing was set up to keep people out, with the city claiming that any Labor Day gatherings at the park could lead to “crowding that could impact the public health of residents.”

When Feucht learned of the shutdown, he posted the following to his Facebook page:

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Ginsburg Says She Can Still Do Supreme Court Job Despite Cancer Recurrence

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Saturday, July 18, 2020:  

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , age 87, is the oldest member of the high court. She also has had a long history of health issues, and she announced another one on Friday:

On May 19, I began a course of chemotherapy (gemcitabine) to treat a recurrence of cancer. A periodic scan in February followed by a biopsy revealed lesions on my liver. My recent hospitalizations to remove gall stones and treat an infection were unrelated to this recurrence.

 

Immunotherapy first essayed proved unsuccessful. The chemotherapy course, however, is yielding positive results….

 

My most recent scan on July 7 indicated significant reduction of the liver lesions and no new disease. I am tolerating chemotherapy well and am encouraged by the success of my current treatment. I will continue bi-weekly chemotherapy to keep my cancer at bay, and am able to maintain an active daily routine. Throughout, I have kept up with opinion writing and all other Court work.

And, in case anyone missed the point, she said she’d continue to work until she can’t:

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Trump’s Approval Rating over Handling of Coronavirus Crisis Jumps While Media’s Slumps

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, March 29, 2020: 

Of all the polls taken in the last couple of weeks over the President’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis the one that stands out is this from Gallup:

Americans are generally positive in their evaluations of how each of nine leaders and institutions has handled the response to the coronavirus situation.

 

Eight of the nine receive majority positive ratings….

 

Only the news media gets a more negative than positive review.

The survey started polling on March 13, the day President Trump declared a national emergency over the virus, and ran through Sunday, March 22. U.S. hospitals got the highest approval rating, at 88 percent. The president received a 60 percent approval rating while the news media scored a dismal 44 percent.

This was roughly in line with polling results from

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Fox News’ Chris Wallace to Moderate First Presidential Debate; No CNN Moderator for Any Debates

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, September 2, 2020:

The Council on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced on Wednesday that Fox News’ Chris Wallace will be the sole moderator of the first presidential debate. It will be held on Tuesday night, September 29, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern Time and running for 90 minutes.

The Council also named Susan Page of USA Today, Steve Scully of C-SPAN, and Kristen Walker of NBC News to moderate the other debates. For the first time since 2008, there will be no moderator from CNN.

Said the CPD co-chairs:

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CNN: Pence Was “Put on Standby” Last November When Trump Visited Walter Reed Hospital

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, September 2, 2020: 

Paul DeBlanc, a reporter for CNN, breathlessly announced on Monday that “Vice President Mike Pence was put on standby to temporarily assume the duties of the presidency during President Donald Trump’s unannounced visit to Walter Reed hospital in November, 2019.”

LeBlanc quoted a source that used an unnamed source for the report, providing sufficient evidence that this story is conjured to draw attention away from former Vice President Joe Biden’s increasingly obvious decline in mental acuity.

The source, a New York Times reporter, Michael Schmidt, wrote in his forthcoming book Donald Trump v. the United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President that he learned “in the hours leading up to Trump’s trip to the hospital, word went out in the West Wing for the vice president to be on standby to take over the powers of the presidency temporarily if Trump had to undergo a procedure that would have required him to be anesthetized.”

CNN, in reviewing an advance copy of Schmidt’s book, admitted that “Schmidt does not specify the sourcing for this reporting beyond ‘I learned.’”

Dutifully, the New York Daily News picked up on the story,

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Over 100 Pro-Life Democrats Urge Party Leaders to Soften Their Extremist Abortion Stand or Lose in November

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Saturday, August 15, 2020:

A letter from Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) released on Friday to members of the Democrat Party’s platform committee was clear: back off on your radical stand on “abortion at any time for any reason right up until the birth of the child” or lose the election in November.

Signed by more than 100 “current and former elected Democrats from many states, representing millions of Americans,” the letter lists three “concerns”, as summarized:

  • “Many Democratic leaders support policies on abortion that are radically out of line with public opinion”;
  • “Due to this wide disparity, the Democratic Party is alienating voters”; and
  • “An extreme position on abortion rights violates our commitment to inclusivity and diversity.”

The letter quotes the results of a number of polls supporting the point: Abortion at any time, for any reason, is opposed by 79 percent of Americans; taxpayer funding of abortion is opposed by 60 percent of Americans; taxpayer funding of abortion in other countries is opposed by 76 percent of Americans; 30 percent of pro-life voters will only vote for a candidate with their views; and 29 percent of Democrat voters identify themselves as “pro-life.”

Three governors or former governors signed the letter along with nine members of Congress, 57 state legislators, 30 local Democrat officials, and nine Democratic nominees.

A letter sent by DFLA to the platform committee in July was more explicit:

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Vice President Pence Challenges Biden: “Square Up” and Debate the President!

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, August 10, 2020:  

Vice President Mike Pence issued a direct challenge to the Democrat Party’s presumptive presidential candidate Joe Biden: “Square up” and “debate President Donald Trump.” In other words: Come out of hiding, man up, stand up, speak up, take the stand, present your case and defend it in front of millions of voters. And be prepared for the predictable onslaught from the incumbent, who will be taking no prisoners in those three presidential debates.

But only if those debates actually take place. There is, as The New American has reported, increasing pressure to cancel them to keep their prospective candidate from blowing up and giving the president another four years.

The New York Times is leading the way backward. Thomas Friedman wrote back in July, “I worry about Joe Biden debating Donald Trump … [that under present rules] he’s giving Trump unfair advantages.” Therefore, intoned Friedman, we need to change the rules: 1) Require that the president release his tax returns as a condition precedent to the first debate; and 2) Let biased leftist so-called fact-checkers intervene during the debates to call out the president whenever he might transgress their narratives on the issue being debated.

And then came Elizabeth Drew,

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Biden’s Racist Gaffes Threatening His Black Voter base

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, August 9, 2020: 

During an interview Thursday with CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett, who is black, Joe Biden was asked if he had taken a cognitive test. Biden fired back: “No, I haven’t taken a test! Why … would I take a test? Come on, man! That’s like saying you, before you got on this program, you take a test where you’re taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?”

Later that day,

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