Community Impact – CINews


Jul 2009


Dan 2:21-22  And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings, and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: He knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with Him.



Give Me Liberty or Give Me …


What’s so special about freedom that causes a North Korean family to flee 3,000 miles through China hoping to gain asylum in South Korea?  See the PBS program Crossing Heaven’s Border.  Most people have no IDEA the blessing of freedom we have in America.  With that freedom comes responsibility. 


“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion…. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  John Adams


“Bad men cannot make good citizens.  It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.  A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom.  No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”  Patrick Henry


Liberty Rooted in Self-Government.  Noah Webster College presents “Lessons in Liberty” – Indispensable Tenets of Self-Government.  Our goal is to return to the fundamental principles our Founding Fathers literally fought for and lived for.  This seminar will focus on how liberty is manifested in our life, property, and through self-government.  History has shown that only when a people are individually self-governed are they truly free.  Self-government is rooted in Biblical principles.  When our souls are yielded to God, we are free from the chains that bind. 


Registration and workshop details, 710-4574,, $10/person, $15/couple, $20 at the door


“Liberty must at all hazards be supported.  We have a right to it, derived from our Maker.”  John Adams


Sat, Jul 25, 8:30-4:00 at Foothills Fellowship, 12504 Candelaria, Albuquerque

Sat, Aug 1, 8:30-4:00 at Foothills Fellowship, 12504 Candelaria, Albuquerque

Sat, Sep 5, 8:30-4:00 at Christian Life Fellowship, 121 Siringo, Santa Fe

Sat, Sep 26, 8:30-4:00 at Christian Life Fellowship, 121 Siringo, Santa Fe



Training the Next Generation
Christian Heritage Speech Competition


Pro 22:6  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.


1Pe 3:15  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:


1Ti 4:12  Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.


Pro 2:2  So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;


Where do the great orators of the next generation come from?  They start with speaking opportunities at a young age.  The annual Christian Heritage Speech Competition provides that opportunity.  Experience the excitement and satisfaction of researching Biblical principles and practical wisdom.  A topic for grades 3-5 has been added this year.


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Federal Hate Crimes Legislation


It started out as stiffer penalties for existing crimes based on “state of mind” when the crime was committed.  Now it is morphing into definition of the crime itself.  Coral Ridge Ministries DVD (2009), “Hate Crime Laws,” provides background on a case where a Christian witnessing to a homosexual was later arrested and charged with a hate crime carrying a possible one-year sentence. 


Resources and Policy Articles on Hate Crimes Legislation

Hate crimes legislation is really "thought crime" legislation because it penalizes politically-incorrect beliefs, attitudes, and thoughts, rather than actual crimes. FRC abhors violence against anyone, but opposes "thought crime" legislation because it undermines the freedom of speech and religious belief that is at the heart of our democracy.

Written Testimony Prepared for the Senate Judiciary Committee June 23, 2009


The Hate Crimes legislation would authorize the Department of Justice to investigate and prosecute certain bias-motivated crimes based on the victim's actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability. Even more troubling is that S.909 could create special protections for pedophiles. Democrats voted down an amendment to the bill that would have excluded pedophilia and other "sexual orientations" from the definition of "sexual orientation."  It is likely that the bill will be introduced as an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill. If the Senate approves the Hate Crimes amendment, President Obama will sign it into law.


For bill status: (search on s.909)


Legislative alerts: TVACNM


Rev 6:9 - And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held.


Rom 12:14 - Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.


Luk 21:12-13 - But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. And it shall turn to you for a testimony.



Climate Change – Fact or Fiction?


Front page news in the Albuquerque Journal:

“The report, ‘Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States,’ was written by a team of 31 scientists at U.S. universities and federal agencies. It is part of an effort to bring together the latest climate change data for government officials. University of New Mexico climate researcher Joe Galewsky, who was not involved in the project, said the report is consistent with a growing body of evidence that has left little doubt among scientists about the reality of climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in response.”


There IS another side to the story:

“The number of skeptics, far from shrinking, is swelling. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the U.N. -- 13 times the number who authored the U.N.'s 2007 climate summary for policymakers. Joanne Simpson, the world's first woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak "frankly" of her non-belief. Dr. Kiminori Itoh, a Japanese environmental physical chemist who contributed to a U.N. climate report, dubs man-made warming "the worst scientific scandal in history." Norway's Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize winner for physics, decries it as the "new religion." A group of 54 noted physicists, led by Princeton's Will Happer, is demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled. (Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run the physicists' open letter.) The collapse of the "consensus" has been driven by reality. The inconvenient truth is that the earth's temperatures have flat-lined since 2001, despite growing concentrations of C02. Peer-reviewed research has debunked doomsday scenarios about the polar ice caps, hurricanes, malaria, extinctions, rising oceans. A global financial crisis has politicians taking a harder look at the science that would require them to hamstring their economies to rein in carbon.”


Eph 5:6  Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.



Federal Health Care Reform – Abortion Agenda


WASHINGTON (July 8, 2009) – The Obama White House and Democratic congressional leaders are pushing hard for votes in late July on massive "health care reform" bills that contain provisions that would vastly expand access to abortion on demand, override state abortion laws, and establish federal funding of abortion.


Leading pro-abortion advocacy groups, including the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), NARAL, the National Abortion Federation, and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, have made statements in recent days admitting that they hope to mandate "access" to abortion for "all women" through provisions of national health care restructuring legislation.


So far, two massive health care bills have been unveiled, one in the Senate and one in the House. The full House is expected to vote on its version of the bill at the end of July. Senate floor action could occur shortly thereafter.


Date:  Sun, 21 Jun 2009

From:  Fr. Stephen Imbarrato <>

Subject:  Help needed for Gabriel (Moms) Ministry


We (Project Defending Life) are now helping over 3 dozen moms who have chosen life for their babies. We have had over a dozen babies born this year and literally dozens of turnarounds at Planned Parenthood. We have an average of 10 moms attending our "earn while you learn" parenting classes each Wednesday. But we need help. Please see below and pray about helping us as part of our Gabriel (moms) Ministry in some way. As you can see, we will provide all the training you will need, but in reality, you only need to love Our Lord and His children! See below!


Those called to offer support, hope and love to our moms are truly blessed by our Lord.  The Gabriel Project of Project Defending Life is a life-giving ministry to these moms.  Our Lord has turned many hearts of the abortion minded pregnant women to choose life for their babies.  In order to continue to offer individual attention and love to each of our moms we need more workers in our Lord's Gabriel ministry.  Please see more at The Gabriel Project at 


We invite you to come to our next Gabriel information and training session at the PDL Center at 625 San Mateo NE. 

Friday, July 17th 6:30-8:30 and Saturday, Jul 18th 9:00-3:00.  Please call the office at 266-4100 or Laura at 620-3894 to register for the sessions. From Laura, coordinator of Mom's Ministries.


Albuquerque Seminar on Cyber Stalking – Part III of III


“Cyber Stalkers Lurking?” by Mark Ortega


On Wednesday, March 11th, at the UNM Continuing Education building, the city of Albuquerque sponsored a seminar on cyber stalking. The Albuquerque Police Department, local and national offices of the FBI, and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department cosponsored the conference with the city. Mayor Martin Chavez was the main speaker. In New Mexico, law enforcement is trying to catch up with cyber crimes. Sandia Labs are helping local law enforcement fight cyber crimes too. New Mexico lawmakers are presently trying to implement laws to combat cyber crimes. Yet our kids are vulnerable because of our ignorance. 


Quick Facts:

1)             What is an online predator?

An internet user who exploits vulnerable people for sexual or financial gain.

2)             What is online child sexual  exploitation?

Exposing children to unwanted sexual content or unwanted material online or unwanted requests for sexual conversations.

3)             What does “grooming” mean?

Building a relationship with the intended victim by getting them to trust the predator, enticing or convincing the victim to open up to the predator and share information.

4)             What is cyber bullying?

Using communication technologies to support deliberate repeated and hostile behavior by an individual or group that is to harm another person.

5)             How are online predators reaching my children?

Chartrooms, Game rooms, message boards, networking sites like My Space and Face Book, Instant Messages, emails, chain letters, newsgroups and cell phone texts are all avenues for predators to contact your kids.

6)             What should I do if my child has received a sexually explicit email or other type of message?

Contact the Albuquerque Police Department at 924-6000 or the Bernalillo Sheriff’s Department at 768-4100.


In conclusion, the internet has many things to offer. There is an endless stream of info to process. It is an excellent tool for learning. Yet it also has opened up a new world. A world where there are unlimited possibilities. Good and bad at our fingertips. The world is vastly changing with these changes. It’s time for parents, grandparents, adult relatives and concerned adults to wake up. Wake up to the reality that these changes have put our children in danger. We must become educated to the internet and its technology. We must become like the diligent mother who watches over her son. It’s also a call for schools and libraries to wake up to the dangers. We all must wake up. Cyber stalkers are lurking for our children. We must take action now before it’s too late. Too many kids have already become victims. Now is the time to combat it before it becomes too late. 



Dialog with an Atheist – Part IV of V




We have come full circle and are answering the same questions.


Divorce is bad and so is homosexuality.  What is the source of right and wrong?  The source of should and should not?  What

each person should or should not be doing?  What is good and what is bad?


You began by asking how the Bible opposed homosexuality when you really believed the Bible to be a myth.  It doesn't

matter what Jesus did say or would say because you say He is a myth.


Your last statement is fascinating.  "United States Citizens should not be held accountable to Civil Laws based upon

a book of fiction."  Do you really understand what you're saying?  Without a common source for values or principles,

every man does what is right in his own eyes.  With that system of ethics, my opinion is no better than yours so we

fight it out in the bar room (wild west style), in the voting booth, or in the legislature. 


I always laugh when I see the bumper sticker, "If you don't like abortion, don't have one."  Because there's one just like

it, "If you don't like murder, don't kill someone."  When human life and human relationships become mere opinion,

when truth ceases to be self evident, history proves that “civil”ization ceases to be civil.


As Solomon once said, "All is vanity."  But his conclusion was profound.  "Fear God, and keep his commandments:

for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be

good, or whether it be evil."  But then, you say Solomon is a myth too.  Alas, what is truth.


If you haven't heard the Good News, we can dialog further.


Mark Burton


----- Original Message -----


Here is the bottom line.  We live in a country where it should not matter what religion one subscribes to relative to what rights a person has. Marriage or Civil unions should be open to everyone.


You should apply this same energy to campaigning for health care for all Americans.  What would Jesus say about that?  I think he'd be more concerned about sick people going without care than he would seeing two men living in harmony.


What if Jesus were Gay?


You guys need to get your head out of the clouds and learn to LOVE one another.  The so called institution of heterosexual marriage is not leading by example.  Christians stand before God and swear "till death do us part" but it's OK to divorce and do it again, and again, and again.


You have a way to rationalize everything.  Face it, religion is based on myth.  Its purpose is to control behavior.  Your religion is not right, nor wrong, it's simply a belief system.  Just like the HUNDREDS of other religions on the planet.  United States Citizens should not be held accountable to Civil Laws based upon a book of fiction.  PERIOD. 


If you don't think gay marriage is right, then don't marry another man.  It's simple.  If you don't think abortion is for you, don't have one.  But don't take the right of another away to pander to your belief.





Quick News


Wings Ministry “Tent Rocks” Hike

Saturday July 18th 9:30 AM

This gorgeous site is only 40+ miles from Albuquerque, on the Cochiti Pueblo, and near Cochiti Lake. We will take a 1.5 mile hike through the ‘tents’ to the top of the mesa and as time and ability permits, swim and cool off in Cochiti Lake. If you aren’t a hiker but your family members are, NO problem.  We’ll find a shady picnic table for you to relax, enjoy a book or a game, and just enjoy being out in beautiful NM.  Please call to RSVP so we will know to wait for you.  Call Ann at 291-6412.

Meet:    Central United Methodist Church, 201 University (1 block N. of Central )

Time:    9:30 am to CARPOOL

Bring:  Lunch, snacks, plenty of drinks and water, sunscreen, camera, bathing suit, towel, & full tank of gas if you will be driving.

Wear:   Hiking or comfortable shoes, backpack, & books or games to play if you don’t plan to hike. (Optional folding chair.)


Wings Ministry Prison Volunteer Training Events for the remainder of 2009

  • Andy Carrillo, Asst. Chaplain PNM (Santa Fe)
    September 8, 2009
    December 8, 2009
  • SNMCF (Las Cruces): Chaplain Jeff Mulac @ 523-3296
    Saturday, August 29, 2009
    Saturday, October 10, 2009
    Saturday, December 5, 2009
    All Trainings are from 10:00 - 2:00
  • Grants @ God’s House Church in Albuquerque - Aug. 29
  • Farmington @ Word of Life Christian Center - Oct. 17
    For any questions please call Chaplain Robinson @ 505-876-8400
  • Hobbs @ Lea County Correctional Facility - Saturday, August 8, 2009 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The Training will be held in the Muster Room in the Administration Building. Warden John Beaird will be conducting the training.  If you know anyone who is interested in obtaining this training please let them know. Remember you only have to attend training once a year. Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet and Training will be held on Friday, October 2, 2009. I always encourage our volunteers to attend and receive their training at the annual volunteer banquet. Joseph Brazil, CHAPLAIN, 505 392 4055,


Bible Alive Theater – 2009 Schedule

Aug 4 – National Neighborhood Night Out, 

Aug 29 – CareNet Walk for Life, 880-0882

Sep 8 – Last day to register for Oct 6 election


TEAparty events


Text hereThe surviving pages of the world's oldest Christian Bible have been reunited online. The early work, known as the Codex Sinaiticus ("the book from Sinai"), has been housed in four separate locations around the world for more than 150 years. As of last week, it is now available for anyone to peruse at the Web site, allowing scholars and other readers to get a closer look at this unique treasure. The only other Bible that rivals Codex Sinaiticus in age is Codex Vaticanus, which was written around the same time, but lacks parts of the New Testament. Codex Sinaiticus is the oldest book that contains a complete New Testament and is only missing parts of the Old Testament and the Aprocrypha. [ABC News]



My “Country” tis of Thee


Alright by Darius Rucker


When I lay down at night

I thank the Lord above

For giving me everything

I ever could dream of



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