SNBC NEWS FOR LIFE NOVEMBER 12th, 2017

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SNBC NEWS FOR LIFE NOVEMBER 12th, 2017

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UK Student loses case to be reinstated after expulsion
A master degree student in the Great Britain who was officially expelled from school for his Christian beliefs has lost his case. Felix Ngole was expelled from the master’s program at Sheffield University in 2015 for comments he made on Facebook. Ngole commented on his personal Facebook page, “same-sex marriage is a sin whether you like it or not. It is God’s words, and man’s opinion will not change that”…he added that the Bible and God identify homosexuality as sin. The student was immediately expelled from his school following the post. The university’s officials claimed the comments could be accessed by the public and could be perceived as judgmental, and they were concerned about the comment’s perception. Ngole sued the school, but lost his case. In the recent decision the British courts ruled in favor of the school. The student’s attorney says the decision is a disturbing precedent for Christians in the country. Andrea Williams believes Christians are being told to shut up and be quiet about their moral views if they are not seen as politically correct.

 

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Rev. Graham prays for revival in birthday message
Charlotte native Rev. Billy Graham says he has a special prayer for the world to mark his recent birthday. The evangelist who turned 99 on November 7th says that he is praying for a spiritual awakening in the U.S. and around the world. Graham encouraged people in a recent video to seek God with their whole lives, and do everything possible to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Graham encouraged viewers of the video to seek a more intimate relationship with God and trust the Holy Spirit for guidance to grow in their daily walk with God. Rev. Billy Graham is a known for ministering to millions worldwide including several US presidents. Graham has been in ministry for over 60 years.  

 

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Scientists in China create GMO low fat pigs
Critics and scientists are taking notice of recent
developments in China. Scientists in the nation announced they have successfully produced a low fat pig through genetic modification. The scientist associated with the Institute of Zoology at the China Academy of Sciences in Beijing called the development exciting. Scientists say the pigs could possibly maintain a healthy body temperature and survive in cold weather due to their genetic makeup. Critics called the development disturbing. GMO foods have been heavily criticized in the U.S. Critics are concerned about the long term effects of GMO foods on the human body. They believe approval of the pigs will never be approved in the U.S.  The controversial GMO salmon is currently for sale in the U.S., but it took over 20 years to approve. The product has been widely rejected by consumers because of health concerns (the concern has actually prompted some companies to use Non-GMO certified labels to ease consumer concerns). The pigs can also reproduce according to scientists; at least one GMO pig mated and produced healthy offspring according to the report.

 

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SNBC Health News: high fiber diet can help prevent Type 2 Diabetes
 A Diet High in Fiber can curb Type 2 Diabetes according to Dr. Joseph Mercola of Mercola.com. According to Dr. Mercola, the majority of fiber consumed by people should come from vegetables, not grains.  Fiber may benefit the treatment of diabetes by altering hormonal signals, slowing down nutrient absorption or altering fermentation in the large intestine. Fiber also promotes feelings of fullness and weight loss. Researchers believe eating a high fiber diet is associated with lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.  Consuming large amounts of sugars and grains spike blood sugar and will lead to increased insulin levels.  Mercola advises focusing on eating more vegetables, nuts and seeds.  Root vegetables such as: Yams, beets, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas, carrots, yucca, kohlrabi, onions, and garlic are considered great sources of fiber. Almonds and chia seeds are vegetables high in fiber. 

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SNBC NEWS FOR LIFE NOVEMBER 5th, 2017

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SNBC NEWS FOR LIFE NOVEMBER 5th, 2017

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Congressman wants Planned Parenthood loopholes closed
Federal Taxpayer dollars could be used to pay for the construction of several abortion clinics according to a recent report. The clinics were constructed in Florida, Illinois and Massachusetts through multi-million dollar tax exempt municipal bonds.  The burden of the costs of these clinics could fall to the taxpayer if the borrowers fail to fulfill the loans. Congressman Robert Pittenger has introduced a bill called No Abortion Bond Act aimed at closing the loophole. The current law allows abortion providers to use federal tax free bonds to build their abortion clinics. In a speech on the house floor recently, Pittenger exposed that the tax-free bonds are intended to finance schools, hospitals, and infrastructure, not abortion clinics.  Planned Parenthood has long profited from these tax loopholes. These types of loopholes have cost the federal government billions in revenue and lead to lower costs for Planned Parenthood.  In 2012, New York City issued a tax-free, 15 million dollar bond for the renovation of Planned Parenthood’s national headquarters.  New York City’s city council in turn received a tax break for the construction. Congressman Pittenger’s No Abortion Bonds Act will include an exemption for clinics that perform abortions only in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the life of the mother. The US Supreme Court is expected to hear the case of a Denver baker next month. The case involving bakery owner Jack Phillips is being heard by the court after a 5 year battle. Phillips was fined and ordered to stop making wedding cakes after he refused to make a cake for a same sex wedding. The baker says he politely declined the customers ‘business due to his Christian faith and even recommended bakeries that would cater to the request of the two men. Phillips says the decision by Colorado courts banning him from producing any wedding cakes has cost him a loss of 40 percent in business revenue.   Phillips’ case recently gained national attention again after a coffee shop owner in Seattle refused service to a group of Christians. The owner was applauded for his actions by left wing groups.

 

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Christian World News: Ukraine, Egypt
 The nation of Ukraine celebrated two significant events in the country recently. Citizens of the country gathered in the streets to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the protestant reformation. This event led to the gospel being witnessed and spread throughout the country of Ukraine. The event hosted about 200-thousand citizens and visitors from across the Ukraine. Various speakers from around the world came out for the event and encouraged the nation’s people to continue to live for Christ (the country has also recently seen a rise in the number of youth and young adults witnessing the gospel.)

 

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Ukraine: Evangelist holds witnessing event as part of protestant reformation celebration.
Evangelist Nick Vujicic held an evangelism event as part of the reformation celebrations. The founder of ‘Life without Limbs’ says the event was the biggest hosted by the ministry in Kiev, Ukraine. Vujicic reported on Facebook that 400-thousand people accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior during the event.

 

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 Egypt delegation of Christians and leaders works to build tie with Egypt and the U.S.
A delegation of Christian leaders and politicians met with Egypt’s president. The meeting was to promote a growing relationship between Christians, the U.S. and Egypt. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with the delegation for three hours and says he wants to build a stronger alliance with the U.S. Former Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann says that President el-Sisi wants to make sure all Egyptians including Christians have the freedom to worship in his country and that he is a vital ally in the war on terror. The Egyptian government and the Christian church in Egypt differ on how many Christians live in the country. The estimation is between 5-18 million. (Roughly about 5-10% percent of the country’s population) 

 

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SNBC Health News; Green tea and the effect on the human brain
Green tea and its positive effect on the brain. According to recent research green tea helps with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and the brain because of benefits naturally found in this type of tea. During the research more benefits were found concerning the effects of green tea and the human brain (not just in reference to Alzheimer’s and the brain). Researchers found high levels of polyphenols, antioxidants, and a form a protein that helps prevent plaque formation in the heart and brain. The antioxidants in green tea help improve eye health, strengthen the bones, boost energy and help with glucose intolerance in diabetic patients.  Green tea is best if you purchase it in organic form. (If purchasing matcha tea the researchers suggest purchasing tea from Japan to avoid industrial pollution in the tea).

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SNBC NEWS FOR LIFE OCTOBER 29th, 2017

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SNBC NEWS FOR LIFE OCTOBER 29th, 2017

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Students protest against atheist group filing discrimination claims against high school
High school students in Texas are taking a stand against an atheist organization. The group Freedom from Religion Foundation sent a letter threatening to sue a school district in LaRue, Texas. The organization says a Christian flag displayed in front of LaPynor High School is a violation of minority religions and non-religious people. The group based in Wisconsin is demanding the flag be removed immediately. Students responded by displaying the Christian flag on their cars in the school’s parking lot. One student commented in an interview, (concerning the Christian flag), “They can try to take it, but we’re going to fight for it.” Parents and residents also voiced their anger towards the atheist organization during the school board meeting shortly after the letter from the FFRF was sent. (There are no more updates at this time on the school board’s decision).  

 

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Disney Channel debuts young teen character as homosexual
The Disney Corporation is once again at the center of controversy involving programming for young tween and teenage children. The popular series 'Andi Mack' recently debuted an openly gay teenage character during the show's season finale. The acting cast and the viewing audience of the show is a young teenage audience (no more than about 12-15 years old on average). The cast and the Disney Corporation released statements on social media and to the public praising the decision. Those involved commented saying they were proud to be part of a program that “shows inclusion and diversity." Disney has been criticized for using openly gay characters including two homosexual couples or characters in at least three in popular children’s shows and films. The shows Doc McStuffins, Good Luck Charlie featured homosexual couples and the live action motion picture Beauty and the Beast, released in 2017 also featured a homosexual character.  This is the first time a young child in a scripted show has been featured as a homosexual character on Disney Channel. SNBC NEWS- Update Disney Corporation quietly added gay characters to the movie ‘Zootopia’ (depicting two male animals that live together in the same complex as one of the main characters. The movie pushes the agenda of “acceptance and inclusion”.) Homosexual background characters were also used in the hit show ‘Star vs. The Forces of evil’. In one scene a large group of teen couples were depicted kissing with at least 4 background couples were same sex in the scene.

 

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South African courts rule to ban parents spanking their children
South Africa the nation’s courts have ruled to ban parents from spanking their children. The ruling made by Justice Raylene Keightley bans excessive spanking by parents regardless of religious beliefs. The case stems from a parent who is Islamic using severe abusive methods to discipline his child. The investigation report says the parent kicked the child and assaulted the child’s mother (wife of accused). Justices took the case one step further saying that all parents should not spank children based on any religious beliefs.  The justices ruled that parents must consider changing their mode of discipline and it is important for the government to put the best interest of the child first. The justice says that this will not interfere with a parents’ decision to discipline a child. Critics of the decision are concerned that the courts will use the ruling as an excuse to monitor and control parents’ decisions concerning their own children.

 

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SNBC Health News; High Fructose Corn Syrup and your health
High Fructose Corn Syrup can be found in many of the processed foods we consume daily.  The list of foods that contain High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is quite extensive.  This simple sugar can be found in Sweetened drinks, processed foods, cereals, baked goods and condiments.  High Fructose Corn Syrup is believed to be made from genetically modified corn which has well documented side effects and health concerns associated with it. What makes the sugar dangerous is that metabolizes into fat faster than any other sugar.  Once consumed it is now left to the liver to metabolize fructose. This process promotes more body fat to collect in the body’s abdominal region and is associated with a greater risk of heart disease. HFCS is known to contribute to several issues: obesity, type 2 diabetes, liver disease, arthritis and cancer.  Nutritionists advise staying away from HFCS, eating whole foods, exercising and avoiding processed foods when possible.

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SNBC NEWS FOR LIFE OCTOBER 22nd, 2017

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SNBC NEWS FOR LIFE OCTOBER 22nd, 2017

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NC Governor passed executive order concerning restrooms
Governor Roy Cooper has issued an executive order banning discrimination by the state government. The order is controversial because it focuses on the issue of restrooms in public and government facilities and locker rooms (this includes schools). Copper says the order will allow government and state employees to use restrooms based on their gender identity. The Executive order known as HB142 according to the governor simply reinforces a law already enacted here in North Carolina. Cooper says the executive order will make North Carolina more welcoming to LGBT guests. Critics including North Carolina Values coalition called the move despicable and that the governor will be accountable to the voters of North Carolina. Supporters of Governor Cooper including one pro-LGBT organization called the executive order a small step (the group commented on their dissatisfaction with the order’s reach). The order at this time does not affect private businesses at this time according to the Charlotte Observer (but it could in the future). Members of the North Carolina legislature have already criticized the governor for the executive order; SNBC will update you as this story develops.
(The order does affect Employment in state governments, provision of government services, including programs and services concerning public safety, health and welfare. It could affect how government contract and state grants are rewarded. Affects the public restroom facilities a person uses- now based on gender identity and not their actual gender.) 

 

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Drag queen dressed as demon reads to children in library
Critics are protesting a controversial reading guest at the Michelle Obama Public Library in California. The library welcomed as part of the Drag Queen reading program a guest for young children. The guest who goes by Xochi Mochi (who is a man) was dressed in women’s clothing and wore makeup to resemble a demon complete with red tipped horns. The program was advertised as part of a LGBTQIA history month event and claims the reading time is all inclusive and promotes diversity. The guest (who was not dressed as part of a Halloween event) commented on social media that the children were “excited and their hearts were filled with joy during the event.” A Satanic organization further added to the controversy by tweeting ‘Hail Satan’ in response to a picture posted on the library’s website.

 

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Request for atheist prayer to open U.S. Congress session denied
U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer has denied, atheist, Daniel Barker the opportunity to give an opening invocation prayer in the U.S. Congress.  Barker initiated a lawsuit because he was denied the opportunity to give a secular invocation in place of the opening prayer. In response, U.S. House Representative Steve Scalise, posted on a social media site, “our rights come from God, so it’s only fitting that the House begins each day united in prayer.” Senate Chaplain Barry Black spoke to CBN news earlier this year regarding the importance of prayer.  Black (in reference to prayer before sessions) said, “What happens when you start praying without ceasing, which means being constantly aware of the presence of God, is you see the power [of God].” Several atheist and other organizations (including Satanic) have petitioned city, state and federal government meetings to open in prayer in petition to these groups opening in Christian prayers.

 

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SNBC Health News Dehydration and the brain: According to recent research the brain can be affected the most when a person is dehydrated. The entire body is affected by dehydration. The brain show several signs of dehydration that affect simply functions and can cause other issues to show up in the body. Dehydration can occur in a small form or on a larger scale determining on the level of water the body has loss. Some symptoms of dehydration include migraines, constipation, and kidney stones. Researchers’ point out other signs of dehydration including irritability, anxiety, fatigue, and mood swings.  The body can show signs of dehydration with a loss of just a loss of five percent of the body’s water. Doctors are advising people to monitor the signs of dehydration: frequency of restroom visits (if you go to restroom less than four times a day your water intake maybe too low) the average person should be using the restroom 4-7 times a day. Check the color and order of urine (dark colors and a strong odor are possible signs of dehydration. If you are drinking enough water urine should be order less and have the same color as lemonade or no color at all) muscle cramps, cravings for sugar, dry mouth and fatigue are also symptoms of dehydration. Make sure that children are also monitored for dehydration; because most children prefer juice or sweetened drinks instead of water according to doctors.  Concerning adults’ coffee, tea, sodas, and juices are not considered ways to hydrate the body. Keep in mind that caffeine can be considered a factor in dehydration. Water in its pure form is the only approved way to get the essential water needed by the body.

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SNBC NEWS FOR LIFE OCTOBER 15th, 2017

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SNBC NEWS FOR LIFE OCTOBER 15th, 2017

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Boy Scouts officially allow female scouts into organization
The Boy Scouts will now allow girls into their organization as full fledged members. The board of directors voted unanimously to allow female members in all units starting next year. The organization says the decision is based on surveys of parents nationwide who desired their sons and daughters to participate in the organization on all levels. The National Organization for Women (also known as NOW) also pushed for this change. The group supported a female Cub Scout that wanted to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Girls had previously been admitted to the organization in limited programs including STEM, outdoor activities and career-oriented exercises. The groups’ board announced there will still be separate meeting areas known as dens for its members. Dean leaders will decide if dens will be all male or all female.

 

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Seattle coffee shop owner kicks out Christians in vulgar rant caught on video
A vulgar and hate filled rant from a coffee shop owner in Seattle has drawn comparisons to other cases involving the right to refuse service. Ben Borgman owner of Bedlam Coffee in Seattle, Washington unleashed a vulgar rant demanding a group of Christians leave his place of business. Borgman screamed at the patrons that he was gay and did not want them at his establishment. Borgman claims he was angry with the patrons because they were passing out graphic pamphlets that were anti-abortion and pro-life. The coffee shop owner says he was offended because the pamphlets used the LGBT flag colors and showed images that he felt were disturbing for children. Borgman claims he was not anti-Christian although in the video he makes graphic and vulgar sexual remarks about Jesus Christ. The owner also claims those forced to leave have since returned to the shop and have been served like other customers. The Washington State Human Rights Commission has issued a letter explaining state anti-discrimination laws.   Borgman also claims the video was edited to make him look Anti-Christian. Previously a florist in Washington State was fined and ridiculed by LGBT supporters for refusing business for a same sex couples wedding. (Side note:  According to Genesis 9:11-17 the rainbow is actually a covenant symbol from God to man after the floods. The rainbow was a promise that God would not destroy the Earth by water ever again).

 

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Trump administration pulls U.S. out of UNESCO
The Trump administration has pulled the U.S. out of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  The withdrawal followed a series of decisions made by the UN body that showed “clear hostility” towards Israel. In May of this year, UNESCO voted on Israel’s Independence Day to approve a resolution rejecting any legal or historical claims by Israel to the city of Jerusalem, a move strongly condemned by the Israeli Government. In 2011, the organization admitted the nation of Palestine (not officially a nation with a territory) as full members to the U.N.  Israel and its allies are outnumbered by Arab countries and their supporters. The move was seen as an anti-Israel Bias by critics of the United Nations. This isn’t the first time the US has placed distance between UNESCO.  The US pulled out in the 1980s and rejoined back in 2003. The withdrawal will be effective December 31, 2018.  The US expressed the “desire to remain engaged with UNESCO as a non –member observer state to contribute U.S. views, perspectives and expertise.”

 

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SNBC Health News: limiting the amount of electromagnetic radiation in the home.
The term electromagnetic radiation may not be familiar, but the main sources are used every day by most consumers. Cell phones, laptops WIFI and other forms of electricity in the home build electromagnetic radiation fields that may have an impact on health. The use of these materials happens every day; there are ways to protect you without eliminating use of these items. The Natural Way to health suggests keeping cell phones away from your ear when possible by using the speaker or an ear piece (Bluetooth headsets, etc.) to lower radiation directly into the body mainly the brain. Tips to lower radiation levels from these items at home include: turning off wireless routers at night, or when not in use. Keeping your cell phone at least three feet away from the body when sleeping, going outside more, eating healthy foods, and checking your home for the air quality (when testing look for carbon monoxide, natural gas, and sewer gas leaks)

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