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Sex Abuse in Calvary Chapels

Beyond Grief:    

The info below is devastating; however, expected in our churches that love the sensuality of rock music and Hollywood agendas, coupled with demonism. 

In the name of New Spirituality, anything goes and I know this to be a fact. If you disagree, you are targeted.  Many pastors today move like the Mafia to silence those who take a stand against the worldly church that they call the contemporary church. Despite Biblical commands and warnings, they seek to maintain a pious look in replication of the liberal Sadducees and Pharisees; Matthew 23:125-28. 

There are many cases of child abuse in Bible churches in today’s world. Known pedophiles are allowed in churches.  I know a case where a mother felt forced to remove her sweet boys from a church in Washington state to protect them from the present pedophiles.  Only those who abide in the teachings of Christ are to be allowed in the church; 2 John, 1 Corinthians 5:9f, and 2 Corinthians chapter 6. Of course, those who truly want to hear the Gospel should be welcomed as well; Jude 22-23.

The Bible never lies!  It is to be our only source of truth.  (1 John 5:10-13—the Bible)  Paradise

Photo by Val Lee
                                                        Child rape is erupting pain that does not easily cease 
                               If anyone wickedly harms a child, it is better if a millstone be hung around their neck
                                                 and they be drowned in the depths of the sea; Matthew 18:6
                                                                                  (photo by Val Lee)
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Church Child Abuse in Calvary Chapels from Lighthouse Trials Publishers:
(condensed)

In this story, you will learn that a Calvary Chapel youth worker who had a history of committing child molestation was allowed to remain working with youth at Calvary Chapel churches. Sadly, a number of Calvary Chapel pastors knew about the abuser’s history. The result was that at least four other boys were allegedly sexually abused. We strongly suspect that as this story unfolds others will come forward with their own stories. While we realize that sexual abuse of children happens within every denomination (not to mention the horrendous abuses within the Roman Catholic Church covered up for years), the Calvary Chapel structure where the pastor is in full charge and where the whole movement is basically under the authority of one man makes it very susceptible to abuse and cover up as there is not a good accountability structure for pastors and youth pastors. What’s more, it creates an environment, not of humility by leaders, but rather one of power, manipulation, and control. In virtually every story we have heard from those who have contacted us about having to leave a Calvary Chapel church, the common element in each story was a lack of regard for church members and a power play by church pastors. These things ought not to be so as Christian pastors and leaders are to be servants of the people, not heavy-handed arrogant controllers. We remember the words of Chuck Colson (sorry to say he is ecumenical) in talking about his role in Watergate when he said that the two worst things to happen to a Christian leader is power and money.

The Christian church is in trouble, but not for the reasons that Rick Warren supporter and pollster George Barna gives. His statistics do not portray an accurate picture but are rather used to promote the “new” Christianity.”  The Christian church is in trouble largely because those leading the evangelical/Protestant Christian church –  publishers, prolific authors, organizations, ministries, radio and television stations, mega pastors, speakers, futurists, networks, colleges and seminaries, etc. – are embracing an emerging, contemplative, sensual, power-purpose-driven “gospel.”  For true revival to happen, there must be repentance and humility. God will not work in any other environment. It is interesting to watch dominionist-type figures running around the country telling people to repent to “restore” America when they themselves have not repented and are totally misrepresenting true Christianity.

But God will not be mocked, and He will expose the hidden things of darkness, both in the leader’s life and the follower’s life …

Lest any reading this thinks that his or her denomination is without fault, virtually every denomination, to one degree or another, has succumbed to the “new” spirituality. And one of the key elements in the “new” spirituality is sensualness. This is why books like The Shack and practices like contemplative are so popular – it appeals to people’s senses; thus they are sensual. The word sensual means gratification of the flesh be it appetite, sexual, physical, etc. James 3:15 puts sensualness in the same  category as earthly and devilish. And below we can see where Jude says those who are sensual do not have the Spirit.

To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. Jude 1:15-19

Roger Oakland’s strong warning to Christian leaders:

Christian pastors and leaders need to know – your sin will indeed find you out. Better to willingly humble yourself and repent than to wait for God to bring His hand of judgment upon you. If you are a leader who is part of the apostasy come out from among her; if you are a leader who is sitting on the sidelines in utter silence while spiritual havoc is taking place, humble yourself and repent and you too, come out from among her. The days are short – there is no time for any believer to compromise …

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Jude 1:20-25

… let us not forget the boys in this case, who were sexually abused. Please pray for them. In view of the APA’s (American Psychological Association) recent efforts to call pedophilia “normal,” it is all the more urgent for discerning Christians to speak up on behalf of children in a godly and responsible manner.

Roger Oakland:

This is truly a heartbreaking situation. We are grieved and troubled that we even have to draw your attention to what is now being revealed to the body of Christ about what has been going on and even covered up by Christian leaders who many respect. The cause of Christ has certainly been damaged. Our prayer is that the sheep will have the wool removed from covering their eyes and will begin looking to Jesus. For the record, I am sad to say there is much more to come. So far, within the leadership of the movement, NO one has listened. Their only response is that I am crazy. I think it is a sad thing when the world has to expose the Church because there is no one in the church to do it.

Lighthouse Trails spoke with the Idaho Judicial Courts on 8/24/11 to confirm that case number CV 2011-6451 in Kootenai County, Idaho is a legitimate case filed with their courts, which we have now confirmed with that office.

This first document below is a record of events showing the court actions since August 9th, 2011, when the case was filed.

Nicholas Rutler, etal. vs. Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, etal.
Case: CV-2011-0006451 District  Filed: 08/09/2011 Subtype: Other Claims  Judge: John P. Luster  Status: Pending
Defendants: Calvary Chapel Outreach Fellowship, Inc.  Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa  Davis, Robert E
Plaintiffs: Larabee, Kory  Larabee, Kyle  McIntosh, Alex Robert  Rutler, Nicholas
Register of actions: Date
08/09/2011 New Case Filed – Other Claims
08/09/2011 Filing: A – All initial civil case filings of any type not listed in categories B-H, or the other A listings below Paid by: James, Leander L. IV (attorney for Rutler, Nicholas) Receipt number: 0033717 Dated: 8/9/2011 Amount: $88.00 (Check) For: Rutler, Nicholas (plaintiff)
08/09/2011 Summons Issued Calvary Chapel Outreach
08/09/2011 Summons Issued Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa
08/09/2011 Summons Issued Robert E Davis
08/09/2011 Summons Issued Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa
08/10/2011 Motion for disqualification [request for new judge]
08/11/2011 Acceptance Of Service by Defendant Attorney
08/11/2011 Proof Of Service 8/9/11 RW
08/11/2011 Proof Of Service 8/9/11 CWS
08/15/2011 Proof Of Service 8/11/11 CWS

The following document is from the court records on file in Kootenai County, Idaho, stating that certain Calvary Chapel pastors were aware of the existence of a pedophile working with youth. To view the entire legal court document, click here

By Gustavo Arellano
Orange County Weekly

Everyone knows about the Catholic Diocese of Orange and its pedophile-protecting ways . . . but Orange County’s other Christian yahoo network has had its kiddie-diddling scandals as well–except Calvary Chapel does a much-better job hiding its tracks, signing settlements that remain under seal. I should get to exposing those, and will after I finish a couple of projects, but nice to see others aren’t waiting.

In a blockbuster case filed August 9 in Idaho’s First Judicial District Court, four men allege various Calvary Chapel pastors knew they had a pedophile on their hands when they allowed Anthony Iglesias to continue working for the ministry at their North Country Chapel branch in Idaho, where he abused the men when they were boys. The lawsuit claims that not only did Iglesias get collared for molesting a boy while serving as a youth minister at Calvary Chapel Golden Springsin Diamond Bar, but that his bosses allowed him to go off to Idaho and allowed him to return to Idaho after molesting boys on a Thailand missionary trip. Click here to continue reading. To view the pdf legal document, click here.

Other Stories:

August 23, 2011 – Calvary Chapel Pastor Cardelli gets 18 years in molestation case

August 9, 2011 – KOSNOFF Trial Lawyers, co-counsel launch sex-abuse case against Calvary Chapel

April 16, 2011 – 2 Idaho Churches Protected Predator

April 16, 2011: Churches protected predator, suit says

April 201043 year old Longview, Washington Calvary Chapel youth pastor admits sexual relationship with 15 year old girl

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September 12, 2011 Posted by | Calvary Chapel, Christianity, Pedophiles, Sex abuse in Bible churches, Sex Abuse in Calvary Chapels, Sex Offender, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Second Grade Sex Scandal Facts

Dear Readers,

I have to confess to you, my heart broke as I read the news of lewd activity in a second grade classroom. It did not appear that much was being done outside of temporary suspension of the teacher. No doubt, he should receive the death penalty, and anyone else who may have encouraged this sexual activity with these young ones. I don’t doubt, he is a Planned Parenthood supporter.

 Http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2661107/posts

MSNBC :  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41198205/ 

Years ago, I read PP wanted sex acts taking place in school classrooms.

Video news story: http://www.breitbart.tv/second-graders-perform-sex-acts-in-class-with-teacher-present/

This PP link is unbelievable, as are all their sites, including their sexual pornographic sites for teens. This is total debauchery from Planned Parenthood regarding teaching five-year olds to enjoy sex. They even want these young ones to understand murdering unborn children is a good thing.

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/parents/human-sexuality-what-children-need-know-when-they-need-know-it-4421.htm

Planned Parenthood begins their demonic ploy at this website with emphasizing babies and sex. No wonder so many child sex offenders get off. PP walks hand in hand with the ACLU who supports the rights of sex offenders.

Planned Parenthood Facts: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2661107/posts

It is very sad what Planned Parenthood wants in school classrooms: Http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=129757

Previous to home-schooling my children, they attended a government grade school. I was quite upset when I was approached about the school’s desire to implement Planned Parenthood curriculum on sex education. They wanted to introduce it in the kindergarten grade. I was shocked! I complained to the principal’s office and I was told, I was the only who had complained. They treated me like a prude, which I am and am not ashamed of the fact.

They held a meeting with parents regarding teaching young children sex and all the mothers opposed it. Some vile, evil men, who attended the meeting, spoke in approval of the curriculum. They almost slobbered in their motives. They obviously wanted to take advantage of children who were sexually wise.

Later, I found out, I was not the only one who complained. The school administration had lied to try to intimidate me to silence me. They wanted me to feel foolish in my chaste ways of wanting my children to remain innocent in the area of evil as God commands. Other ladies who were Christians began to home-school. I also did the same.

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=25621

http://www.onlineforlife.org/about.php

President Obama has allotted more money to this pornographic, murderous organization than any other president. It should not surprise, baby murders and deviancy are on the rise.

When parents held the reins on sex education in schools, teen pregnancy was rare. I graduated from a large high school in Portland, Oregon, and never heard of one teenage pregnancy during my four years.

How much farther can this world tumble in the mire of vileness? A Biblical revival is the only answer for this sin sick world!

Val Lee (1 John 5:10-13—the Bible) Paradise

PS  Here is a video of PP with undercover camera:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9Zj9yx2j0Y&feature=player_embedded#

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Another story of a teacher sexually abusing a second grader. He used her for child porn in his classroom. He also was found with bestiality porn. Many pornographers use animals with children, etc. All pedophiles deserve quick and speedy, death penalty justice in a court of law.

Jan 31, 2012, 1:18am

Feds say Clovis teacher lured girl for oral sex

 

A Clovis teacher used his darkened, empty classroom to take video of a blindfolded second-grade girl giving him oral sex in what he called “the lollipop game,” a federal investigator says.

The disturbing accounts and videos, dating as far back as Jan. 3, came to light after the victim’s mother became suspicious because she could not see her daughter outside with the rest of her class in physical education at Freedom Elementary School last Thursday.

The girl’s teacher, Neng Yang, 43, also was not with his class.

By 5 a.m. Saturday, he was in jail. Yang made a brief appearance Monday in U.S. District Court in Fresno, where he pleaded not guilty to a charge of producing child pornography.

Yang’s arrest shocked parents at Freedom Elementary, a newer school at the northwest corner of Gettysburg and Locan avenues. He had been a teacher there since 2007, and some parents interviewed Monday said he had been considered a good teacher. Now, some parents are questioning whether their children may also have been abused. Clovis police said no other victims have come forward, but detectives were fielding many calls Monday.

Tony Varni’s fourth-grade daughter had been in Yang’s class in second grade. “I’m absolutely, 100% stunned” by the arrest, he said Monday afternoon as he waited to pick up his daughter from the school.

“She used to help him after school,” Varni said. “She’s pretty taken aback.”

Although his daughter says Yang never harmed her, Varni said he still worries. “We’re just trying to get through this. I’m not sleeping, but we’re praying,” he said.

Parent Kao Lee said she worried that Yang’s arrest would hurt community perceptions of the Hmong people.

“I’m Hmong, he’s a Hmong teacher. It’s a setback for us,” said Lee, who has a child in another second-grade class. “I have cousins who had him at another school. They said he was a good teacher.

“You have to trust people with your children, but you can’t watch them 24 hours a day,” Lee said.

Mailee Thao, whose second-grade child was not in Yang’s class, said she was saddened by his arrest. “He had a reputation for being a wonderful teacher. Most people I know were looking forward to their children being in his class.”

School officials met Sunday with parents of students in Yang’s class. On Monday evening, officials held a closed-door meeting that drew hundreds of parents of students at the school.

District officials provided parents some details of the investigation, and Clovis police detectives were available to talk privately with parents who might have more information about Yang.

“The severity of this situation is unlike anything our district can remember,” Clovis Unified spokeswoman Kelly Avants said Monday night.

Parents also were given a handout with suggestions on how to discuss what happened if their children ask questions. Among the suggestions: “If your child asks questions, provide him or her with information in an age-appropriate way. Let your child’s questions guide you. Avoid sharing information which your child hasn’t asked about.”

After the event, many parents expressed the range of emotions on display during the session, from anger and anxiety to sadness.

“Before the meeting, I was at the point that I thought I needed to get my kid out of here,” said Natalie Torres, whose son attends kindergarten at Freedom Elementary. “I got the answers I was looking for, but I’m still upset.”

And Torres was still wary.

“I couldn’t believe they said that ‘everyone on staff can be trusted’ after this,” Torres said. “That trust issue will be in the back of my mind, no matter what school my son goes to.”

The case began unfolding Thursday afternoon when the girl’s mother arrived at Freedom Elementary about 45 minutes before school let out and couldn’t see her daughter among classmates taking part in physical education, according to the federal investigator’s sworn statement made public Monday.

After school let out, the mother asked her daughter why she wasn’t with the rest of her class. The girl told her mother that Yang kept her out of physical education to play “the lollipop game,” the statement said.

She told her mother that Yang locked the classroom doors with just the two of them inside, turned off the lights and blindfolded her. He then gave the girl what she said were three different flavored lollipops to taste.

The mother called Clovis police to report possible sexual abuse, Robert Benesiewicz, special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security office in Fresno, said in his statement.

“Yang would only hold the lollipops but she was so close to him that she could feel his clothing on her face,” Benesiewicz said. “Based on the action the described and demonstrated, it appears is having the complete the act or simulation of oral sex.”

Clovis police arrived on the Freedom Elementary campus late Thursday to launch their investigation. They found items in the classroom as the girl had described and they spoke with Yang, taking his iPhone as evidence.

When asked by officers, Yang denied the “lollipop game” occurred.

The school’s administration allowed police to inspect Yang’s classroom computer. Detectives found 75 images of bestiality and images in the search history of “adult teen titled pornography.” The computer had been used about 10 p.m. Wednesday under Yang’s user name.

On Friday, Clovis police examined Yang’s cellphone and discovered several images of the blindfolded girl inside what detectives described as Yang’s classroom. The photos had Thursday’s time stamp, according to Benesiewicz.

His statement went on to describe sex acts involving Yang and the girl: Nine videos were found on Yang’s phone of the girl giving him oral sex while blindfolded. Yang’s face could not be seen but “his voice is clearly heard and was recognized … as belonging to Yang based on his previous interview.”

Two other hard drives were found in a black computer bag in Yang’s classroom. The hard drives had at least two other sets of videos with the girl blindfolded and orally copulating Yang.

Those videos were created on Jan. 3, the first day of school after winter break, and on Jan. 12 and also were taken in Yang’s classroom, Benesiewicz said.

Federal prosecutor Brian Enos said if Yang is convicted, he would face at least 15 years in federal prison and possibly as much as 30 years. He also could face a $250,000 fine and a lifetime of probation after his release.

Yang might also face child-molestation charges, but a timeline wasn’t clear Monday. Fresno County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Sonia De La Rosa said a decision on possible charges would hinge on the Clovis police report, which the DA’s office hadn’t received.

Yang was returned to the Fresno County Jail pending a Thursday hearing to determine if he can go free while his case makes its way through the court system. A jail official said Yang is in administrative segregation, housed in a two-man cell.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis Beck also set a Feb. 10 preliminary hearing date, but that will almost certainly not happen because the federal government will seek a grand jury indictment before then, Enos said.

Yang was represented Monday by Federal Defender Francine Zepeda, but Fresno attorney Brian Andritch said he “likely will” be retained by Yang.

Andritch, a former Fresno County prosecutor, declined to comment further, as did Enos.

Yang’s wife, Kia Yang, is the principal at Miramonte Elementary School in the Clovis Unified School District. She was previously a learning director at Buchanan High School and a vice principal at Reyburn Intermediate. She was not at her job Monday, Avants said.

Some Miramonte parents kept their children home from school on Monday because of the attention Neng Yang’s arrest caused.

“As a parent, I’m very concerned,” said Sam Mireles, whose third-grade student stayed home. “Everyone was startled and wondering” if Neng Yang had ever visited the Miramonte campus.

Jennifer and Christopher Hall kept their fourth-grade child home and discussed the need to be careful around strangers.

“We had the ‘stranger-danger’ talk,” because teachers are essentially strangers, she said. “You don’t know them that well.”

January 23, 2011 Posted by | Abortion, Obama, Planned Parenthood, President Obama, Sex Education, Sex in Second Grade, Sex Offender, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Health Coverage for Sex Offenders—Sorry, but Yes! And More …

Dear Readers,

Please watch this alarming congressional video concerning fraud in health coverage including providing prescriptions for child molesters such as Viagra. Convicted sex offenders receive money from our government for sex drugs. Men who rape two-year old children receive money from our government for sex prescriptions. There is no limit!

It has been a congressional battle to get most Democrats to protect children from pedophilia. Only the Republicans have demanded their safeguard.

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Our media walks in censorship, as you can see by the fact the media would not disclose that the man who made a death threat against Representative Eric Cantor was a homosexual. This planned assailant has a murder plan on his mind. Not only did he plot to kill Cantor but his threats soared to those in the armed forces who are not homosexual. Needless to say, Cantor opposes sexual deviancy.

It is also welcoming to know Cantor stands with Israel!  He opposes the fact that that the United States provides $75 million in aid annually to the Palestinian Authority, which is administered by the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has also introduced legislation to end aid to Palestinians. Palestinian Authority made the only Palestinian Christian network discontinue its broadcasting this month—April 2010.

Israel National News.com:

The Palestinian Authority’s Office for Religious Affairs claims that the Western Wall, revered by Jews for generations as the last structural remnant of the Second Temple, is Muslim property.

The PA office claims Muslim ownership of the Western Wall by referring to the wall on its website as the Al-Boraq Wall. According to Muslim legend, the wall is the place where Mohammed parked his horse, Boraq, before ascending to heaven. Muslim tradition holds that Mohammed rose to heaven from the TempleMount

Homosexual Activist Arrested for Death Threats Against Rep. Cantor & Family

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/bio/userletter/?letter_id=4949475911&content_dir=congressorg

To:
Sen. Ben Nelson

March 30, 2010 March 30, 2010

The Other Side of Tolerance

In the final hours of the health care debate, much was made over insults which were hurled at those members of Congress responsible for the massive government takeover. There was a clear effort to make the Democratic members, who supported the President’s health care takeover, seem like “victims” who were taking principled stances for the people. The media was also quick to report word from Democratic leaders that 10 of their members had been victims of threats and acts of vandalism, which are inappropriate and have no place in civil discourse.

Meanwhile, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and his family were the targets of a death threat for which a Philadelphia man was arrested on Monday. While the media reported the threat against Rep. Cantor, they didn’t point out that the suspect, Norman Leboon, claimed on his YouTube website that he is the “Messiah” of “gays and lesbians” and asks his homosexual “children” to leave the armed forces so that he might “smite” those remaining. This was not an insignificant omission. There is a clear pattern of intimidation that comes from many homosexual activists.

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 (1 John 5:10-13—the Bible)  paradise

March 31, 2010 Posted by | Eric Cantor Homosexual Death Threat, Finances, Islam, Israel, Muslim, News, Palestinian Authority, Pedophiles, Sex Offender, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

President Obama’s Pro Sex offender Judicial Nominee

Dear Readers,

I would like to inform you regarding Judge David Hamilton who our president desires to appoint to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

This man is dreadfully vile, and wicked! He uplifts the unlawful position to change our US Constitution and restructure it according to the liberal desires of judges. This judge also loves murder—killing babies within the womb, shedding their innocent blood. He upholds the rights of sex offenders; he is an ACLU leader, a supporter of ACORN, etc. He hates and defies Christianity and wants any Bible-adhering voice silenced. He proudly uplifts Allah and Muslim rights.

Val Lee (1 John 5:10-13—the Bible)

Please watch:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy_z107XR7g
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

EDITORIAL: Jesus, no, but yes to Allah

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Senate Democrats are proving once again that no judicial nominee is too extreme for them to stomach. A move seems to be afoot to open debate on the Senate floor this week on the nomination of David Hamilton of Indiana to the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. This judge is a radical’s radical.

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, sent a letter on Friday to his fellow senators outlining his objections to Mr. Hamilton, who is a federal district judge. The senator first objected to Judge Hamilton’s stated belief that judges should effectively amend the Constitution – “writing footnotes to the Constitution,” the judge called it – through evolving case law. Second, Judge Hamilton has publicly and specifically embraced the president’s “empathy standard,” which even Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has now openly rejected.

Third, Judge Hamilton in many cases has shown an extreme hostility against innocuous expressions of religion in the public square. Mr. Sessions noted, though, that Judge Hamilton’s odd ruling in Hinrichs v. Bosma “prohibited prayers in the Indiana House of Representatives that expressly mentioned Jesus Christ … Yet he allowed prayers which mentioned Allah.”
Fourth, Mr. Sessions pointed out that “lawyers in the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary describe Judge Hamilton as one of the most lenient judges in his district on criminal matters,” including the case of a police officer who videotaped his own sexual encounters with two teenagers. The senator also objects to the judge’s extreme actions in blocking an “informed consent” law on abortion.

Finally, in light of the property rights movement stemming from the Supreme Court’s infamous Kelo decision, property rights advocates may want to take a close look at his representation of the city of Indianapolis in 1992 in Reel Pipe and Valve Co. V. City of Indianapolis, in which property owners were forced to sell property against their will to benefit other private “economic development.”

An Obama administration official has said the nomination is “a kind of signal” about the sorts of judges the president wants. In reviewing Judge Hamilton’s record, that signal should be seen as a red light warning senators to stop this nomination.
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http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/President-Obama-Announces-David-Hamilton-for-the-United-States-7th-Circuit-Court-of-Appeals/
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
_______________________________________________
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2009
President Obama Announces David Hamilton for the United States 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Judge David Hamilton to the United States 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Hamilton has served for 14 years as a federal district judge in Indiana. He was appointed United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana in 1994 and was named Chief Judge in January of 2008.
President Obama said, “Judge Hamilton has a long and impressive record of service and a history of handing down fair and judicious decisions. He will be a thoughtful and distinguished addition to the 7th circuit and I am extremely pleased to put him forward to serve the people of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.”

Hamilton previously was an associate and then partner at the Indianapolis firm of Barnes & Thornburg and served as Counsel to then-Governor Evan Bayh of Indiana. Hamilton served as a member of the Indiana State Recount Commission and as chairman of the Indiana State Ethics Committee.

“I enthusiastically support the Senate confirmation of David Hamilton for U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Hamilton has served the Southern District of Indiana with distinction as U.S. District Court Judge,” U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar said.

“I was proud to work side by side with Senator Lugar to recommend Judge Hamilton for this lifetime appointment,” said U.S. Senator Evan Bayh. “President Obama is right that Democrats and Republicans can work together to put highly qualified jurists on the federal bench. Judge Hamilton is an exceptional jurist who has demonstrated the highest ethical standards and a firm commitment to applying our country’s laws fairly.”

Hamilton is a graduate of Yale Law School and studied at the University of Tuebingen in Germany on a Fulbright scholarship. He is an emeritus member of the board of visitors of the Indiana University School of Law.

November 4, 2009 Posted by | Abortion, ACORN, Islam, Judge David Hamilton, Muslim, News, Obama, Pedophiles, Planned Parenthood, Politics, President Obama, Sex Offender, Uncategorized, White House | | 1 Comment