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Nancy Pelosi’s Election Bill Will DESTROY Free And Fair Elections!

Democrats radical agenda to federalize
state elections

The top legislative priority of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is to launch an assault against the First Amendment and against free and fair elections.  Without these foundational freedoms, America will be unable to maintain her democratic republic.

Take action now before it’s too late and let your voice be heard.  Tell your U.S. senators and representative to publicly oppose and vote against the expansion of government regulation and censorship of state elections.

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The House version (H.R. 1) and Senate version (S. 1) of Pelosi’s and Schumer’s bills are deceptively named the “For the People Act.”  Their bills are not about the citizenry but about Democrats preserving and cementing political power.  They would remove the constitutional authority of the individual states to run federal elections and put that power into the hands of those in the U.S. Congress and the administrative state.

These deceptive and destructive bills would require non-profit organizations like American Family Association to publicly disclose financial donors’ names to the federal government.  These names would then be made available to the public and searchable on government websites.  Names of donors could then be used, for example, to publicly intimidate those whose religious convictions define marriage as being between one man and one woman, or those who believe that sex is a fixed biological reality established at conception.  Such an act of intimidation of donors would harm the ability of non-profit organizations to advocate on behalf of their supporters.  These bills would weaponize the Federal Election Commission against Americans and use the force of government as a way to silence dissenting opinion.

Pelosi’s and Schumer’s versions of the bill would also federalize state elections by imposing unconstitutional mandates and would expand federal government regulation of state elections.  This agenda would violate the rights of states and their citizens to establish voter qualifications to ensure integrity at the polls by enforcing “progressive” laws on voter identification, absentee ballots, and mail-in voting.

Heritage Foundation has provided a good analysis of the “For the People Act.”  You can read it here.

The U.S. Congress could be voting on these bills soon.  Before it’s too late, let your voice be heard and tell your U.S. senators and representative to publicly oppose and vote against H.R. 1 and S. 1.

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Sincerely,
Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association

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We Stand With Pastor Coates And Religious Freedom

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Stand with Pastor Coates, arrested for following God, rather than man in Canada.

Stand with pastor arrested for following
God, rather than man

Pastor James Coates is a faithful pastor and follower of God.  As a result, he ended up in jail.

Pastor Coates leads GraceLife Church in Alberta, Canada.  When the government issued edicts that limited the free exercise of worship with overbearing COVID-19 restrictions, he chose to follow Christ.

In true Gestapo form, government officials attended one of the church’s services in February and then charged the pastor with violating an order to shut down the church by the end of January.

STAND WITH PASTOR COATES

According to Breitbart, Pastor Coates turned himself in, but rejected an offer by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to release him from jail if he promised to stop holding church services on Sunday.

As of today, Pastor Coates remains in prison, but has an appeal hearing pending.  He is being represented by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which defends the constitutional and religious freedoms of Canadians.

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Sign our petition supporting Pastor James Coates and GraceLife Church.

STAND WITH PASTOR COATES

Sincerely,
Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association

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MO Man Charged With Murder And Child Abuse

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Ying Su and her granddaughter Grace, 2, stand Tuesday in front of the Boone County Courthouse.

Elledge murder and child abuse cases
involve 40 witnesses

COLUMBIA, MO  –  At a status hearing for murder suspect Joseph Elledge on Friday, the state filed motions to endorse 40 witnesses for multiple charges against the defendant.

Elledge, 24, is charged with first-degree murder as well as unrelated charges for child abuse, child endangerment and third-degree domestic assault.  He’s accused of killing his wife, Mengqi Ji, in October of 2019.

Over the course of the missing person investigation into his wife’s disappearance, police found evidence of bruising on Elledge and Ji’s daughter.  The state also argued Elledge endangered the welfare of the child by separating her from her mother.

On Friday, the state asked that 23 witnesses in the murder case and 17 in the child abuse case be endorsed.

Ji’s body has not been found.

As previously reported by the Missourian, Columbia police recently resumed the search, continuing the excavation of a levee in the Lamine River, where investigators have said they have reason to believe Ji’s body might be found.

Boone County Chief Prosecutor Dan Knight said the trial could take up to a month, because of delays related to COVID-19 and translating witness testimony.  Many of the witnesses called to testify speak Chinese.

In another layer of complication for the case, processes for selecting and impaneling jurors have become protracted because of reduced occupancy limits in courtrooms and the need for safe social distance.

No trial date has been set.  A bond hearing was scheduled for Nov. 30, and Knight said at that point the court may have a better idea when the trial will begin.

TN CPS Covered Up Abuse Of Special Needs Child

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Melissa Winer, 44, homecare nurse arrested and charged for abuse of Special Needs Child.

Caught on Cam: Nurse arrested for
Child Abuse

CLARKSVILLE, TN  –  A Tennessee nurse has been charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect.

The victim’s mother, Jo’Vanna Williams, released surveillance video of the alleged abuse.

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Sunshine Williams, 12, with Family and neighbor.

Her daughter’s homecare nurse, identified as 44-year-old Melissa Winer, appears to push 12-year-old Sunshine Williams to the floor and grab her by the hair and arm to pull her up.

In another surveillance video, the nurse puts a blanket over Sunshine’s face.

Family friend Sharon Edwards says Sunshine is a beautiful soul and that she doesn’t let cerebral palsy and other health conditions keep her down.

When the incident happened, Jo’Vanna Williams reported it to the Department of Children’s Services, who closed the case after deeming the incident a policy violation.

The incident didn’t make it to police until a local paper posted the video online months later.

Shortly after, Clarksville police officers arrested Winer for aggravated child abuse and neglect.

Jo’Vanna and Sunshine Williams want people to know about the incident so that similar cases don’t slip through the cracks.

Sex Trafficking: 313,000 Victims In Texas

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PLEASE, help stop Human Trafficking now.

North Texas hotels ignore sex trafficking,
exploitation of children, lawsuit says

Three national hotel chains are accused of being complicit in sex trafficking at hotels across the country including various ones in North Texas, according to a federal lawsuit filed in Dallas this week.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a woman identified as F.M. who says she was sexually exploited at North Texas hotels beginning when she was 4 years old.  The woman is now in her 20s and lives in Tarrant County.

The lawsuit, filed by Houston-based Lanier Law Firm on Monday, includes Best Western, Hyatt and Red Lion hotels, and says that the companies ignored criminal activity occurring on their property and failed to protect victims of sex trafficking from exploitation.

“The hotel industry plays a crucial role in the sex trade,” said Lanier Law Firm founder Mark Lanier in a statement released Wednesday.  “For too long, the industry has profited by looking the other way when sex trafficking has been happening right in front of them.  We’re filing this lawsuit to get some justice for victims and to let these businesses know that their lack of action is unacceptable.”

In a statement Wednesday, BWH Hotel Group said, “Best Western International, Inc. condemns human trafficking.  It is a despicable crime and the criminals who intentionally inflict this suffering on their victims should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  Best Western supports the industry’s efforts to raise awareness and fight against this inhumane and horrific crime.

“While Best Western branded hotels are independently owned and operated, we require that each member hotel complies with all laws and treats all hotel guests consistent with our core values of integrity, honesty, and respect for others’ dignity,” the statement continued.  “We provide information and training resources to member hotels on this serious issue such that hotels can educate their staff about how to recognize and report instances of trafficking.”

Officials at Red Lion and Hyatt could not be reached Wednesday for comment.

Best Western has more than 4,700 hotels in nearly 100 countries around the world, according to its website. As of September, Hyatt had more than 875 properties in 60 countriesRed Lion has over 1,300 properties.

The suit specifically names Best Western Plus DFW Airport Suites, Hyatt House Dallas/Frisco, Best Western Irving Inn & Suites at DFW Airport, and the America’s Best Value Inn Irving/Dallas.

Sex trafficking generates an estimated $99 billion each year, making it the second-largest illicit crime industry behind the sale of illegal drugs, according to the lawsuit. More than 60 percent of sex trafficking offenses occur in hotels, while eight out of 10 arrests for human trafficking occur in or around hotels, the lawsuit says.

VICTIM SAYS SHE WAS DRUGGED AND ASSAULTED FOR YEARS

In the lawsuit, F.M. gave this account of being exploited:

Her father, to sustain his drug addiction, sold her to traffickers in Irving for sex when she was 4.

She was given unidentified pills by her trafficker on average to five to 10 times each day, according to the lawsuit.  Her traffickers would tie her and other children up and place them blindfolded in the back of a van.

When they arrived at a hotel, a hotel bellmen would be there to meet them and send them to assigned hotel rooms where buyers would be waiting for them, the lawsuit stated.

F.M. was bound, blindfolded and sent to rooms where “johns” were awaiting her and other children.  She was then tied to a bed and sexually assaulted, according to the lawsuit.

From age 4 to 18, F.M. was trafficked to buyers for sex and abuse at the Best Western Plus DFW Airport Suites, the Best Western Irving Inn & Suites at DFW Airport in Irving and the Hyatt House Dallas/Frisco in Frisco, she said in the suit.

By the age of 20, F.M. was in the possession of her third trafficker and being trafficked at America’s Best Value Inn Irving/Dallas in Irving, the suit says.

She was advertised on Craigslist.com

At the age of 20, F.M. was hospitalized and could not work.  Her trafficker punished her 2-year-old son by raping the child while F.M. watched, according to the lawsuit.

Her trafficker controlled her by making her dependent on methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana.

WARNING SIGNS

A number of nationwide campaigns recognized trafficking in the hotel industry and several hotel companies took initiative to combat the problem, but the lawsuit says Best Western, Hyatt and Red Lion have repeatedly failed to thwart sexual exploitation at their hotels.

The lawsuit listed some indicators of sex trafficking at a hotel.  They include:

  • An excess of condoms in rooms.
  • Individuals carrying large amounts of cash.
  • Renting two rooms next door to each other.
  • Declining room service for several hours.
  • Men traveling with multiple women who appear unrelated.
  • Guests checking in with little or no luggage.
  • Women known to be staying in rooms without leaving.
  • Hotel guests who prevent another individual from speaking for themselves.

The lawsuit listed more than 20 incidents of arrests and rescues of people and children in sex trafficking or exploitation cases at hotels operated by Red Lion, Hyatt and Best Western.