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Meet the 2017 Birmingham Mayoral, City Council & School Board Candidates

The Gatekeepers Association of Alabama is pleased to present to you the candidates that are running for position of Birmingham City Mayor, City Council and School Board.

Take the time now and learn about the candidates that may one day make decisions that affect your personal life. It is our prayer that this information will help you decide who to vote for on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

In most cases you will be able to view their video interview, resume and see their responses to questions asked of them by the Gatekeepers.

 

Mayoral Candidates

City Council Candidates

School Board Candidates

 

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Was This Judge Biased Who Censored Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos?

Judge who censored undercover Planned Parenthood videos was on pro-abortion group’s board!

CALIFORNIA, June 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) is seeking to disqualify the judge who censored its undercover footage of an abortion conference because of his ties to a pro-Planned Parenthood organization that lets the abortion company run a clinic on its premises.

When David Daleiden began releasing his now-famous exposé on the abortion industry’s participation in the baby body parts trade, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) took him to court. Daleiden had undercover recordings of its abortion trade show. NAF succeeded in getting U.S. District Judge William Orrick to issue a gag order preventing the release of this footage.

Last month, Daleiden’s attorneys released the footage. Some of the extended footage had already been leaked by Got News, but the video released by the CMP attorneys was more condensed and contained a compilation of the most shocking statements from abortionists at the conference.

Orrick then ordered Daleiden and his attorneys, Steve Cooley and Brentford J. Ferreira, to appear in court on June 14. They may face contempt of court charges for having released the video.

But CMP is arguing that Orrick should be disqualified from the case because he served on the board of an organization that houses a Planned Parenthood clinic. CMP’s motion to remove Orrick from the case says that Orrick’s affiliation with this organization shows “bias in favor of the plaintiff and prejudice against the defendants.”

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A Call to Prayer From Alveda King

Evangelist Alveda King: “Mama Mia” – Mr. Comey, Pre-existing conditions? Heavens to Betsy, what’s next?

 As a grateful daughter, mother and grandmother, I’m trying to prepare for “Mothers’ Day”. Yet, as Director of Civil Rights for The Unborn, I can’t help shuddering when I check daily news reports. I do my very best to shore up with prayer and daily scriptures before doing so. Currently God continues doing a great job of draining the swamp even thoughPresident Trump is skillfully walking on a tightrope in the process. Pray for him, his cabinet and all appointees.

Before we can even get ready for Mothers’ Day, or breathe a sigh of relief from getting a POTUS shot of confidence on the religious freedom front, we’re being flooded with education drama, Comey
fire
and pre-existing conditions scares, not to mention the Russia “fake news” hoopla. Everyone should know I have a soft spot for evangelism, sanctity of life, biblical marriage and family, education equity and economic justice. The latest firestorm around our HBCUs is a smokescreen. Wonder where the protesting Dream Defenders group is getting funding? Let’s pray for Secretary DeVos’ stand for education equity. She’s on target.

What’s next? Shore up team; keep praying 1 Timothy 2:1-3 MSG: “… Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live [in peace].”

Good God, we are one blood people; one human race [Acts 17:26], let’s [as Uncle MLK said] learn to live together as brothers and sisters and not perish as fools.

Here’s an excerpt from a revelation from God about health care and pre-existing conditions:

During a time of prayer and meditation this week as I was praying and reading the Bible and listening to some reflective worship music the reality of the pre-existing medical conditions that are bringing so much concern to the people of America while we’re deliberating on our healthcare just loomed in my heart and mind. I believe that I sensed the spirit of the living God saying to me, “Alveda, there’s not enough money, insurance, or medicine to heal all of America’s pre-existing conditions. It will take the blood of My son to do that.”

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Finally, try the “Daniel Principle:” The importance of reading your Bible and holding tight to GOD through daily prayers when things don’t make sense.

1) Make up your mind not to blame GOD

2) Don’t buy the lie that someone is to be blamed. That’s debt collection. Be free!

3) Accept the truth that the Bible never fails.

4) Stop thinking negative, thank GOD; repent where needed and get ready to excel in life!

Daniel 1:8-9; Daniel 6; Isaiah 40:8.

Let’s pray for America and return to God!

 

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Alabama Christians Join Together To Protect Jewish Center

(Birmingham, AL) — [Breaking Israel News] Several Evangelical ministries in Alabama have joined together in an effort to raise $100,000 to protect the Levite Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Birmingham. The money will go towards improving security at the JCC that has been the target of four bomb threats recently. Each bomb threat results in evacuating the building and a search of the building. Security upgrades are estimated to cost approximately $1 million.

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ByPastor Randy Williams

Extreme Vetting of Immigrants – A Biblical View – Randy W. Williams

Does the Bible have anything to say about the concept of vetting an immigrant? Does it address extreme vetting?

“To vet” means “to appraise, verify, or check for accuracy, authenticity, validity.” We can assume that to add the term “extreme” would mean to do a very thorough job of vetting someone. So, if someone was entering our country and represented themselves as “ABC” then we should be able to verify that they actually are “ABC.” This is the idea of vetting a person whether for political office, a job or as an immigrant.  There seems to be nothing inherently wrong about simply asking someone to prove that their statements about themselves are accurate.

Of course, those who oppose “borders” also oppose the act of vetting someone.  Vetting for immigrants implies that there is a requirement to enter a country.  Progressive socialists are generally opposed to having borders and believe anyone should be able to freely enter regardless of motive – those who seek asylum, those who seek a better life, those who seek welfare, or those who seek to subvert, overthrow or change the political landscape. They therefore reject vetting of anyone who wants entrance into another land.

Let’s Examine Scripture.

I often hear, “What would Jesus do? He would love everyone and let them come in (implying without vetting).” While that sounds really “feel-goody” it just doesn’t jive with the facts of Scripture.

The Lord Jesus said, “I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:7-10).

  1. He tells us He offers an opportunity for a better life – as sheep we can find pasture in his sheepfold and under his care; we can be safe from the attack of others and we can enjoy abundant living. That’s a good and enticing thing.
  1. He tells us that He is the Door – a door implies three things:
  • that there is a wall and this is the opening,
  • that there is a barrier to entrance, not just anyone and everyone can come in, and
  • that there is the possibility that the door will open.
  1. He tells us that He pays attention to who comes for entrance – His vetting system is flawless. He sees the very nature of a man. Some do not qualify to gain entrance. They possess motives of destruction and to let them in will harm the sheep. You might say that humanity is not sending their best to His sheepfold, but actually, that is humanity’s best – we all have sinned and don’t deserve to be in His sheepfold. So rejection is what we deserve, and change is what we need.
  1. He tells us that He has a qualifying system to change the entrant – the fact that “all” who come are disqualified and yet some get in (“if anyone enters by Me”) implies that He has provided the qualifying process and that He is willing to vet those at the door who are willing to qualify on His terms. As a Christian I understand that His redemption paid the price for my entrance and that His regeneration power makes me a new creature to be vetted for entrance.

Let’s Apply This Insight to America

  1. America presents a place for a better life – that’s why we allow about one million legal immigrants each year. Assimilated immigrants help build our republic.
  1. There is a wall – it’s called a vetting process. It keeps out everyone until they have been verified and qualified. Then they are welcome! This pathway to entrance and eventually to citizenship is what entices others to hope and dream and to desire to come to America.
  1. Illegal immigration is a problem – those sneaking in can cause harm to those already here. Common sense tells us that this needs to be stopped. When politicians put potential votes ahead of safety for Americans they are derelict in their duty. 
  1. When the “paper wall” is insufficient or disregarded then a physical wall must be built – just ask other nations! Every nation understands the need to protect its citizens. If foreigners do not respect the legal requirements, then physical action must be taken to restrain an illegal invasion. That principle is why I lock my doors day and night.

I grew up in a time when nobody locked a door. A locked door was for secrets and privacy not for safety.  But society changed. There became less respect for property and lives. To best protect our families, we have not only learned to lock our doors but we now install security devices.  It testifies of our time that Biblical values have decreased and secular values have risen.

To those who oppose borders and deplore vetting of visitors I say: leave your house and car unlocked at all times and allow “visitors” come in, regardless of motive and intent. Let them eat your food, sleep in your bed, wear your close, use your utilities and watch whatever channels on your cable they want while you pay the bill. Lose your bodyguard and sell your weapons.  Simply put, live out your creed. When you have proven that you can trust all who come your way, after years of demonstration, then let’s talk about open borders and vetting.

Until then, I choose to follow the Lord’s example and work through channels that vet our visitors and enable them to enter and enjoy our prosperity.