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April 2014

Plant Worker: Aborted Babies Had Been Incinerated for Years, “There Was So Much Blood”

by Steven Ertelt,

A former plant worker at the facility found to be burning aborted babies for energy says the practice had been going on for years and he believes plant officials and perhaps even county government officials should have known.

Local officials in Oregon are upset that an energy plant is reportedly burning aborted babies from Canada to generate electricity. As LifeNews reported on Thursday, they launched an investigation into how and why aborted babies were included along with medical waste shipped from Canada to Oregon to be incinerated for energy at a recycling plant. Read more

The first Free Presbyterian Church

crossgarfpcCrossgar Free Presbyterian Church is the first Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster and the congregation out of which the worldwide Free Presbyterian movement originated. It came into being on 17th March 1951 out of evangelistic fervour, which brought it into conflict with the liberal agenda that was gaining ground in many denominations. Early in 1950, the Committee of the Crossgar Mission Hall approached the 24 year old Rev. Ian Paisley to determine whether he would conduct a Gospel Campaign in the town. After careful consideration and prayer, the date was fixed for February 1951. The Campaign Committee, the majority of whom were office-bearers or members of Lissara Presbyterian Church, feeling that the Mission Hall would be too small, decided to ask their Kirk Session for the use of the local Presbyterian Church hall for the campaign. This was unanimously granted at a meeting of Session. Read more

Did Noah pray for revival???

The Saviour clearly tells us that “ . . as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be,” Matthew 24:37-39. Read more

Pastor Joel Beeke, through RHB, Promoting Modern Bible Translations, Corrupt Teachers, and the UBS

Once again those brethren who have clung to Dr Joel Beeke and refused to see any error in his ways or wrong in the company he keeps are challenged by this article by Pastor Ralph Ovadal to consider in the light of God’s Word the behaviour of this brother.

Here in the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, the Authorised Version of the Bible and its use in our churches have been sacrosanct. The endorsement by Dr Beeke of two modern versions, which have been deemed inferior and untrustworthy by such as The Trinitarian Bible Society, is most alarming.

Surely we are seeing a repeat of the “Billy Graham saga” of some 60 years ago when there were those who blindly clung to his coat-tails and refused to see where his compromises were leading.

“And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother,” 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15. Read the article

A History of Ireland as It Relates to the Ulster Scots

or, Gospel mercy over the past 1500 years

The text of a series of lectures for “The Heart of the Matter”, March 2014 by Rev Ivan Foster

The Gospel of Christ came to Ireland over 1500 years ago. Despite many attempts by Satan and his agents God has been pleased to maintain His truth in this land. This is a brief overview of that period. Read more

From Patrick to the Rebellion of 1641

From the Commonwealth through the 19th Century

From Home Rule Rejected to Terrorists in Government

Featured news stories

Explosives accused had ‘biggest amount of Semtex seized in Northern Ireland for 10 years’

Police questioning Gerry Adams for a third day have NEW VIDEO evidence of who ordered Jean McConville’s execution

Gerry Adams arrested: Senior republicans Evelyn Gilroy and Peter Rodgers refuse to give statements to PSNI over Sinn Fein leader

Gerry Adams arrest: The day the rift at heart of Stormont grew deeper

Gardai ‘should question Adams on ex-IRA man’s bomb order claims’

David Cameron in bid to protect peace process over Gerry Adams arrest

Sinn Fein reconsiders police suppport ‘if Gerry Adams charged’

SDLP: McGuinness’ threat to withdraw support for PSNI ‘incredibly ill-judged’

Arrest of Gerry Adams ‘appropriate’, says Justice Minister David Ford

Kenny weighs in on North policing row – (He makes a point which should embarrass Sinn Fein – if that were possible!!)

McGuinness: SF will not allow these dark elements to succeed

Analysis: SF finding it harder to blame the system now that it’s in that system – (Sinn Fein only happy when law doesn’t apply to them!)

Martin McGuinness and Sinn Féin on the horns of a policing dilemma

Charging Gerry Adams with murder ‘will spark crisis in Ulster’

Gerry Adams arrest: Is it possible to have justice and peace?

Jean McConville and the IRA: let’s hope her daughter’s courage is contagious

Provos can’t wash Jean’s blood from their hands

Whatever Gerry Adams’ past, peace takes precedence over justice

Video: ‘Arrogant’ Max Clifford jailed for eight years

Police review new Max Clifford claims after he is sentenced to 8 years for indecent assaults


Previously featured news stories

Sinn Fein: McConville family should feel free to give information to police

Jean McConville’s daughter: I’ll name names over IRA killing

Gerry Adams, leader of Irish Republican Army’s Sinn Féin, still in custody over 1972 murder

Jean McConville’s son says mother’s murder is as bad as Bosnian or WWII atrocity

Gerry Adams arrested: ‘Malicious’ republicans caused arrest, Martin McGuinness claims

Sinn Féin claims of ‘political policing’ dismissed

Inconvenient truths in Gerry Adams case

Analysis: Arrest of Adams shows another face of SF to voters

How tapes made by U.S. library could solve N. Ireland murder

Sinn Fein Boss Gerry Adams Wanted This Murder Bust

DUP: No role for Sinn Fein in writing story of Troubles

Police in Belfast in ‘significant’ republican explosives find

Gerry Adams remains in custody over McConville murder

Family of IRA victim hope for ‘justice’ after arrest of Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams arrested over 1972 murder of Jean McConville

Gerry Adams arrested by police probing IRA murder of Jean McConville

Justice call as police quiz Adams

Just what is being covered up in La Mon atrocity?

HIA inquiry: Sister of Nazareth nun denies abuse claims

On the Run letters could be withdrawn, committee told

Ronnie Flanagan: on the run letters were not amnesties

DUP reacts strongly to McGuinness’ UVF comments

Assembly Speaker William Hay to probe DUP ‘insults’

Of all Catholic rituals, canonisation is nonsense

Spanish government to face court after policing award given to (a statue of) the Virgin Mary

Same-sex marriage: NI Assembly rejects motion for third time – (Northern Ireland is only part of the UK which has not passed a same-sex marriage law)

Gay (sodomite) marriage support motion fails once again

Same Sex Marriage Isn’t An Equality Issue

Northern Ireland MLAs reject same-sex marriage again … now issue may go to court – says Sinn Feiner

Northern Ireland’s block on gay marriage bill faces legal action

Ballymurphy massacre: Families furious as Theresa Villiers rules out inquiry

Decision not to hold La Mon inquiry ‘devastating’ for victims

Taoiseach disappointed with British refusal to hold Ballymurphy massacre investigation – (No disappointment expressed over La Mon refusal!!)

Cyril Smith admitted spanking and touching boys, but I let him stay, says Lord Steel – (The man who introduced the 1967 Abortion Act in UK)

McGuinness should be tried if involved in ‘criminal activity’

Martin McGuinness claims old: Peter Robinson

Immediate removal of IRA playpark name is rejected

Doctors who oppose morning-after pill on conscience grounds face qualifications bar

Same-sex marriage motion to be debated by NI Assembly

Democratic Unionist Party blocks same-sex marriage motion

Stormont to debate same-sex marriage but bid set to fail

Churches urge Stormont to oppose gay marriage

Max Clifford found guilty of sexual assaults

You don’t have to be a saint to be a saint

Cyril Smith scandal: New inquiry to look into sex abuse claims and allegations of council ‘cover-up’

An admission of IRA membership from Adams ‘would boost peace’ (Only an utter fool would embrace such a notion!!!)

Haass peace proposals under threat if Unionists agree to back ‘contract’

Fury at political signs on Black Mountain

Belfast Republican at centre of gun-running allegations delivers Easter address in Carrickmore

The weapons man: ‘I gave the IRA powerful anti-tank shells the US Army used in Iraq war’

Thousands take part in Larne UVF gun-running commemoration

Enda Kenny hopes Pope Francis will visit Northern Ireland – (Many of us don’t share Mr. Kenny’s hopes!!)

Sir Cyril Smith abuse ‘cover-up’ claims probed by police

Liberals had too many ‘guilty secrets’ of their own to confront Cyril Smith

‘Cover-up’ claims over Blair minister suspected of abusing children at home run by paedophile

Son of Sinn Fein TD stabbed at home

Pope Francis declares two former Popes saints – (The paganism of popery, Colossians 1:12)

Pope Francis makes saints of John XXIII and John Paul II in an historic day in Rome

Killer’s lost clippers net him £800

Thousands take part in Larne UVF gun-running commemoration

European and council elections give Northern Ireland chance to pass judgement on parties for first time in three years

Fury at petition on park name

Strabane Sinn Féin council vice-chair accused of assaulting SDLP man

Cyril Smith’s family welcomes inquiry into abuse claims

PPS to review prosecutions on IRA parade

EU costing you £1m every hour – Jim Allister

Garda silent on call to question Gerry Adams on bomb

SF leader ‘mired in IRA murder machine’

Too many unionists splitting the Euro vote, says DUP boss Robinson

The collapse of the Stormont institutions is not inevitable, but it is much closer than most people realise

Masked men escort funeral of paramilitary victim in Belfast

DUP’s fury over ‘paramilitary show of strength’ at funeral of republican Tommy Crossan

Diplomat: US will assist probe into IRA gun-running

Ex-IRA man claims Adams and McGuinness gave him bombing order

Adams and McGuinness ‘ordered transportation of explosives’

DUP: Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness must admit roles over IRA dynamite claim

Martin McGuinness a ‘traitor to Ireland’ – masked CIRA man’s chilling speech

The worst behaved pupils in the world? You’d better believe it: As a study says schools are even more anarchic than we thought, the shocking testimony of a once idealistic young teacher – (This all stems from the ban on Scriptural means of discipline)

Man to appear in court in connection to death of dissident republican

Europe has turned us into a begging bowl culture

David Cameron faking Christian convictions, suggests Alastair Campbell – (Given his support for sodomite marriage, it is difficult to see him as anything other than a fake!!!)

Martin McGuinness criticised by republican dissidents for toast to Queen

Why not voting might be the only way to change things

Comment: Alex Kane is wrong to waste his vote

Gesture by Apprentice Boys leads to call for respect from nationalists

Families’ fury as Omagh suspects bid to overturn £1.6m damages

Banner for IRA man Raymond McCreesh ‘an insult to terror victims’

Giro d’Italia: Armagh church services rearranged for race – (Cycling & Sabbath desecration comes before God and His Word)

Thousands die of thirst and poor care in NHS

Cardinal warns politicians over ‘alarmist’ immigration rhetoric – (Of course it is a mere coincidence that the majority of immigrants are from RC countries!!)

Illegal abortion doctors face no action

Why Tommy Crossan had so many enemies

Tommy Crossan murder: 26-year-old man released without charge

Adams accuses Government of dumbing down 1916 Rising

Arrest Adams now for McConville murder says ex-republican prisoner

Call for Adams to be arrested over McConville case

Arrest Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams over Jean McConville murder, says republican

After terrorists go to European court… Human rights law helps murderers not victims, say Omagh families

Tommy Crossan killers ‘just criminals masquerading as republicans’ – Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson – (Since she is a convicted member of the IRA she ought to know!!)

Judge Sir Paul Coleridge retires and calls for end to family breakdown

Prominent dissident Republican Tommy Crossan shot dead in west Belfast

Ex-IRA chief and ‘British spy’ is shot dead in Belfast in ‘tragic reminder of violent past conflict’

Man held over killing of former Continuity IRA leader

The big snag regarding an opposition in Northern Ireland Assembly

Anywhere else but here, Sinn Fein wouldn’t stand a chance

Magherafelt-born priest takes on Peter Robinson over Pope invite – (“I am interested to know why Mr Robinson has back tracked so quickly”)

Successor to Cardinal Brady would ‘love to see visit by Pope’

Fianna Fail attacks plans for royals to join 1916 celebrations

Only 46% think religion is good for the country

State schools in Birmingham discrimate against non-Muslim and restrict GCSE teaching to fit in with Islamic beliefs – official report

Peter Robinson: If Pope Francis visits Belfast as a head of state, then I would be there to greet him

€20m of fake notes seized after major sting on dissidents

Sinn Féin’s Paul Maskey says sorry to Bishop John McAreavey over abortion letter

Sinn Fein apologises to Bishop John McAreavey

Catholic bishops from England and Wales call for Church to allow priests to marry

Survey of Fermanagh Orangemen not a true reflection of Orange views

Sharia student loans: Will Muslim students avoid paying interest on finance for higher education?

Half of foreign doctors are below British standards

How UVF brought 20,000 guns into Ulster politics – April 1914.

Theresa Villiers: Stormont could fall if it cannot evolve and embody a normal opposition

Peter Robinson: Why Gerry Adams is at the heart of my problems with Sinn Fein

Roman Catholic Church refuses survey request

Frazer fails to get bail conditions relaxed for election canvass

Villiers comments ‘insensitive to thousands of victims’

Theresa Villiers: Stop fighting over past and start delivering for present

Why a royal presence at the 1916 Rising centenary would be a historical contrivance

Truth, lies and Martin McGuinness – (This the man Robinson does not seem to have problem!!)

Where are all Spike Murray’s mates now?

Republicans say McGuinness should stay away from Easter commemorations

Two arrested after fertilizer found in van

Two arrested as ‘bomb alert’ police swoop on van carrying fertiliser

Birmingham pub bombings: Victims’ families say third bomb revelations supports call for public inquiry

Sir Cyril claims ‘raised on floor’ – (Pervert network at Westminster protected this evil man)

Homes evacuated after van seized in Co Tyrone

DUP urges supporters to give Euro transfer votes to UKIP and UUP

Robinson “No TUV Transfers” Call Reveal Who’s Worrying him

Omagh bomb ‘suspect’ arrested

Catholic woman’s family to sue British Government for alleged collusion in UDA murder

Police refuse to reveal details of lost pub bombings evidence – days after admitting NO fresh probe

Video – Birmingham pub bombing campaigner: ‘I am ashamed to be British.’

The Young: Peace, what peace? 65% believe that conflict really hasn’t ended

Peter Robinson’s gesture to Pope Francis is encouraging – (Oh Oh! Ecumenists are encouraged by Peter R’s stance)

Robinson ‘open’ to having meeting with Pope Francis

Division is costing unionists dearly Robinson tells DUP Spring Conference – (He seems to forget that it was he and his party who divided Unionism by entering government with the unrepentant terrorists he now berates in order to garner votes!!)

REVEALED: How the Pope begged Margaret Thatcher to abandon the Falklands in 1982

The Queen and Martin McGuinness – the idea that victims would be expected to welcome ex-IRA commander at banquet sickens me

Turning a blind eye to IRA violence

Love-in with British shuns vile history

If the sight of Martin McGuinness at state occasions repulses you, blame the Tory Party

White tie and terror: proof that we gave in to the IRA

Comment: The Queen may forgive the IRA – but I never will

Omagh bombing: When will Martin McGuinness break the IRA omertà over this atrocity?

Lord Tebbit: ‘My wife is imprisoned in a wheelchair’

UKIP calls on Sinn Fein to drop claim Northern Ireland is an occupied territory

Sorry still the hardest word for SF even after all this time

Former IRA man Gerry McGeough to appeal conviction

Omagh: ‘At last, I am hopeful of justice for my son James Barker’

Monstrous cover-up: How the Liberal party, police and MI5 concealed MP Cyril Smith’s industrial-scale child abuse

I don’t think God exists, but faith is part of who I am, says ‘Jewish atheist’ Ed Miliband – (No God? – No Jews!)

Former shadow Tory minister Patrick Mercer expected to be banned for up to six months

Senior Tory steps down as rumours of lewd behaviour sweep ‘palace of sexminster’ – (More evidence of the rottenness of British political establishment)

Exclusive: Inquiry into Tory conference ‘gay-sex party paid on expenses’ – (Yet more evidence of the rottenness of British political establishment)

Tory Minister Alan Duncan slammed for saying ‘primitive cultures’ have anti-LGBT problem – (Yet even more evidence of the rottenness of British political establishment)

Baby on trial for attempted murder has charges dismissed

Sinn Fein say no change in Westminster seats stance

Queen greets McGuinness at Windsor Castle

Ex-IRA men slam banquet appearances by McGuinness – (Claims that McGuinness was “chief of staff of the IRA at the time Lord Mountbatten was killed”)

Sec of State for NI, Theresa Villiers in OTR Kingsmills row

Omagh bomb: Seamus Daly charged with 29 murders

Seamus Daly is remanded in custody

Norman Tebbit says Martin McGuinness shooting jibe was mistake

DUP MLA Jim Wells queries jail beauty salon treatments

Sister questions if murdered RUC men were used as ‘pawns’

Pressure mounting over ‘IRA’ playground in Newry

Drop Mass ban, say rural Orangemen – (This is the result of the influence of the ecumenical Church of Ireland in particular)

DUP Comments on Easter Lilies Shocking

Nigel Evans found not guilty: After MP is cleared of sexual assaults, parliamentary workers testify to alcohol-fuelled sexual harassment rife at Westminster after dark – (A clear indication of the nation’s moral condition)

Coroner: tell us if Kingsmills killers got letters of comfort

Hugh Orde leaves OTR blame at the feet of Fermanagh man Norman Baxter

Martin McGuinness dismisses Lord Tebbit’s Real IRA jibe

SF denounces senior Conservative’s wish to see McGuinness shot by dissidents – (“Then said Jesus unto him . . . . for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword,” Matthew 26:52)

Martin McGuinness attends a banquet with the Queen; families of IRA victims shiver outside. Such is the logic of the ‘peace process’

Provisional IRA gunrunning from Florida to be re-investigated by PSNI

DUP call for PSNI to answer questions over gun-running claims

Magherafelt Sinn Fein councillor says Easter lilies will not be removed

TUV Demand Removal of Terrorist Display in Magherafelt Council

Terror crimes must not go unpunished, Cameron says of Massereene murders – (What hypocrisy from one who heads a government which issued :Get out of Jail free” cards to IRA men)

Martin McGuinness toasts Queen at Windsor Castle state banquet – (Victims of IRA terror protest outside castle)

Birmingham pub bombings sister wants Martin McGuinness arrest

Birmingham bomb victim’s sister says arrest McGuinness

Dine with IRA killers, your Majesty, and it will be Al Qaeda terrorists next?

Maria Miller quits as culture secretary after expenses row

Post-ceasefire and Agreement, senior SF figure, Sean Murray, ‘imported guns used to kill’

BBC Spotlight’s expose of Sean Murray confirms the utter corruption which has lain at the heart of the ‘peace process

Senior Sinn Fein figure begins discrimination case against party

Tory peer Lord Tebbit calls for OTR probe terms extension

Norman Tebbit: I hope Real IRA dissidents shoot Martin McGuinness for attending State banquet with Queen at Windsor Castle

Victims voice ‘hurt and anger’ at McGuinness banquet invitation – (“The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.” Psalms 12:8, KJV.)

Omagh victim’s father will protest as Queen dines with McGuinness: Solicitor whose son, 12, was killed in 1998 bombings will demonstrate outside Windsor Castle

Irish President Michael D Higgins in historic UK visit

President Higgins on UK trip: It is wrong to wipe slate clean and forget past

Higgins warns against forgetting the Troubles

President Higgins says pain of past must be dealt with

Video: Angry exchanges at police HQ after Birmingham pub bombings campaigners told there will NOT be a new investigation

Ancient Order of Hibernians leader slams Irish president’s state visit to Britain

Cabinet minister Maria Miller is being hounded – Johnson

Tory MPs call for Miller to be sacked

Maria Miller expenses row: Tory MPs grow restless as tide starts to turn against Culture Minister

Peter Hain’s ‘amnesty’ call condemned

Arlene Foster critices Hain’s call for amnesty

Allister the only voice to speak out on EU in Stormont debate

Royal tour: “gay dads” among 10 parents who will meet Cambridges and Prince George at playgroup

Gay Birmingham teacher resigns after parents complained that they did not want him to teach their children – parents complained that they did not want their children to “learn that it’s OK to be gay” – (Showing morse sense than the Royals!!)

Alex Attwood: Sinn Féin pulled out of welfare reform deal

Attending queen’s state dinner is not surrender – McGuinness (Someone is feeling the heat!!)

Troubles crimes should be ‘left unsolved’, says former NI secretary, Peter Hain

Amnesty for all terrorists vital for the North, says Hain

Norman Baxter highlighted a murky world

Gerry Adams ‘pulled the carpet from under Martin McGuinness’ on welfare reform deal

Robinson accuses Sinn Féin of putting Republic before NI

Robinson: if safe, Pope can visit

No prosecution ruling for 15 OTRs – “Public Interest” not justice was the deciding factor!!

OTR immunity ‘a perversion of justice’ – Jim Allister

DUP councillor shot by IRA calls for public inquiry over On-the-Run letters

PSNI chief Matt Baggott challenges Norman Baxter to prove government meddled in OTRs policing

Robinson: McGuinness couldn’t convince Sinn Fein to back welfare deal

McGuinness: Robinson ‘crossed the line’

Peter Robinson made big mistake misrepresenting me over cuts, rages Martin McGuinness

DUP ‘cosying up to Tories’, claim Republicans

Analysis: Welfare impasse raises question over Stormont’s future

Welfare stalemate ‘putting NI on brink of financial crisis’

‘Loyalist thugs are Protestant boys’ only role models’

Peter Robinson ‘crossed line’ says Martin McGuinness – (Things turn even more sour at Stormont – what fools men were to think that power-sharing with SF could work !!!!!)

Sinn Fein and DUP clash on welfare

Vatican launches investigation into Cardinal Keith O’Brien

Archbishop of Canterbury warns over gay marriage

TUV leader Jim Allister to run in European election

TUV will contest Euro election and 50 council seats

Northern Ireland Sinn Fein subservient to party in Dublin: Robinson – (Would it not be true to also say that the DUP is in turn, subservient to Sinn Fein??)

Peter Robinson: I’ll hand control of benefits back to Westminster if welfare row is not settled – (Another day, another threat – will PR really stand up to Sinn Fein??)

Peter Robinson: retired PSNI detective Norman Baxter’s evidence convincing and troubling

Jim Allister Calls for Police Investigation Following Baxter Revelations

Police chief ‘stands by apology’ following the collapse of the Hyde Park IRA bomb case

The Queen meets Pope Francis on visit to Rome – received a gift for Prince George

William and Kate’s Royal nanny ‘could have become nun’, friends say – (This was the pope’s REAL gift to the royal family!!!!)

BBC documentary reveals Thatcher was in talks with IRA at time of bomb

Tony Blair government ‘tried to get IRA suspects released’ – (When Blair became a papist, he was finding his natural home!)

Gerry Adams requested PSNI release of suspects in attempted murder of soldier, committee hears

OFMDFM information move like North Korea, says Nesbitt

Victims will never get justice, former police chief tells On The Runs inquiry

Victims of Gaddafi regime meet in London

Thatcher ‘betrayed unionists’ in 1985

Stormont Executive is incapable of making tough financial decisions

NI education: Poorer Protestant boys underachieving

School failure hitting Protestants harder

Queen in Rome ahead of Pope meeting – (Meeting a succession of popes, in defiance of God’s Word, has brought no blessing to her her and her family!!)