Freshman Representative Says Prayer Needed to Solve America’s Problems!

 Posted on CNSNews.com-By Penny Starr-On May 5, 2011:

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Allen West, a freshman Republican congressman from Florida, told guests and colleagues attending the 60th National Day of Prayer on Thursday on Capitol Hill that America is “rooted” in its Judeo-Christian faith and that prayer is needed to solve the nation’s problems.

“This America is rooted in a Judeo-Christian faith tradition, which finds its cornerstone of communication, prayer,” West said, who cited the Founding Fathers’ acknowledgement of God’s role in the nation’s destiny.

General George Washington, West said, was famously portrayed as he prayed at Valley Forge.

Thomas Jefferson, noted West, spoke of the consequences of turning away from God when he said, “Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God?”

West also said that Americans have always turned to God in times of trouble.

“When the foundations of America were attacked and destroyed on September 11, 2001, we found ourselves as a nation doing that which is best, praying,” West said. “We found ourselves doing as it says in Psalms 34:6, ‘This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.’”

West, who served in the U.S. Army for 22 years, including two tours in Afghanistan, said he believes the Navy SEALs who carried out the mission on Sunday that led to the death of Osama bin Laden also depended on their faith.

“On this National Day of Prayer, I can attest without any doubt that before those brave warriors launched their mission, they prayed,” West said. “Prayer is the means by which we can find refuge in our Lord God as we face trials, tribulations, and tumultuous times.”

West said that Americans should turn to prayer now to solve the nation’s problems, including praying for “economic security and the blessings of long-term sustainable job growth policies.”

He also said Americans should pray for national security, individual liberty, restoration of the family and for “the sanctity of innocent life.”

“We must pray as it states in II Chronicles 7:14, ‘If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land,’” West said.

The three-hour worship service, held in the Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill, included prayers for the executive branch of the U.S. government, the Supreme Court judges, and the legislators in the House and the Senate. Prayers were also offered for all branches of the U.S. military.

Music was also a part of the service, including a performance by singer/songwriter Ginny Owens, an award-winning contemporary Christian artist who has been blind since she was 2.

The keynote speaker at the event was Joni Eareckson Tada, who was paralyzed from the neck down after a diving accident in 1967. Despite her disability – and battling breast cancer – Eareckson Tada is an author, a “mouth artist” who paints holding a paintbrush in her teeth, and has traveled the world for her Christian ministry and to help other people with disabilities.

She said Christians have a responsibility to take care of the poor, hungry, orphaned and disabled, and to do their part to make the world a better place “for the good of man and the glory of Jesus Christ.”

She said no matter what challenges we face as Americans, there is reason for optimism.

“So let’s get up, brush off the dust and get back in the game with drive and energy because God is on his throne and Jesus is at his right hand,” Eareckson said.”

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Pay-Back !!! Pedophile Who Assaulted Nearly 200 Kids Stabbed To Death In Prison

A convicted pedophile who abused almost 200 children was stabbed to death in North Yorkshire, England, on Sunday.

Richard Huckle, 33, from Ashford, Kent, was given 22 life sentences in 2016 after he admitted to sexually abusing 71 kids whose ages ranged from six months to 12 years between 2006 and 2014, according to the BBC.

The report said Huckle was attacked with a makeshift knife while inside his cell at the Full Sutton Prison.

At the pedophile’s trial in 2016, investigators said they found over 20,000 indecent photos and videos of his assaults, which were shared with other pedophiles via a site on the dark web called The Love Zone.

Reports said that prior to his arrest, Huckle posed as an English teacher and Christian volunteer worker in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he groomed impoverished children.

In one of his online posts, Huckle reportedly wrote “Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids.”

Reports said he attempted to make money from his crimes by crowdfunding the release of the photos.

“Huckle also created a 60-page ‘how-to’ guide for other pedophiles seeking to evade being caught, and kept a scorecard and points system regarding the children who were abused — leading investigators to speculate he may have as many as 200 victims,” a Fox News report stated.

At his sentencing in 2016, Judge Peter Rook condemned Huckle for his heinous crimes he said had become routine for the pedophile.

Rook commented:

Your offending behavior became entrenched in your everyday life. Your life revolved around your sexual activities with young children. Your distorted beliefs in respect of children are deep-seated. Your self-delusion knows no bounds. It is also clear that, had you not been arrested, you planned to continue the same lifestyle using the expertise that you were keen to show off to and share with other abusers so as to continue your sexual exploitation of the children of such communities.

Reports said prior to his death, Huckle refused to cooperate with authorities when they tried to unlock a cache of encrypted files he had access to that may contain the names of victims and other pedophiles, according to Fox News.

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