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Inspiring Story of Esther Ybarra and Her Battle with Cancer

Assisted suicide advocates call their cause “death with dignity,” but they never saw the likes of Esther Ybarra. Stricken with Stage 4 cancer just as life was blossoming at age 19, Esther exemplified what a true “death with dignity” is. She died in July after two years of degenerating from a 5-foot-10, 175-pound college scholarship athlete and female athlete of the year to a frail and broken 100-pound hospital patient struggling to breathe. But those she left behind say Esther was the strongest person they’ve ever known, whose enduring, ultimate trial-tested faith in Jesus Christ changed their lives. Esther had…

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Censure of Speaker Straus Temporarily Blocked by Bexar GOP Chair

At the evening meeting on Monday, October 9th of the Bexar County Republican Executive Committee, Chairman Robert Stovall and his parliamentarian, Ron Stinson,  successfully blocked a motion to Censure Speaker Joe Straus, but blatantly violated parliamentary rules in doing so. In a standing-room-only meeting that overwhelmed the capacity of the air conditioning system, 130 precinct chairs, a record attendance level, endured the heat for over two hours as Stovall ignored motions and points of order by voting members. Present were at least 86 precinct chairs who had committed to voting for the Straus Censure – the required 2/3 necessary to…

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“Bexar County Executive Committee Meeting was like a Bad Dream”

What happened at the Bexar County Republican Executive Committee meeting this past Monday night was, according to one precinct chair, “like a bad dream”. While many members of the committee expected a lively debate and greater than normal attendance, which there was, what was not envisioned was what appeared to be a carefully orchestrated effort to stifle and obstruct any possibility that committee members would hear a resolution to censure Speaker Joe Straus and be able to vote. The widespread dissatisfaction of the attendees towards Chairman Robert Stovall’s questionable rulings  culminated in a raucous, confrontational atmosphere throughout most of the…

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The God of Climate Change

It is written, “there will be a time when men will no longer tolerate basic honesty, but with itching ears will seek out and worship any ideological deity that suits their own cravings”. (2 Tim 4-3 paraphrased) As the twentieth century waned, controversy over global cooling was tearing America apart. Stories depicting a frozen planet were arousing great fear especially among children. Opportunistic progressives seized on the chaos to introduce their own contemporary theology, the God of “Climate Change”. The public was overwhelmed with a tidal wave of climate change sermons warning that only by heeding the message of their…

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Sex change regret: Gender reversal surgery is on the rise So why aren’t we talking about it?

Around five years ago, Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, the world-leading genital reconstructive surgeon, received a visit at his Belgrade clinic: a transgender person who had undergone surgery at different clinic to remove male genitalia – and since changed their mind. That was the first time Prof. Djordjevic had ever been contacted to perform a so-called gender reassignment “reversal” surgery. Over the next six months, another six people also approached him, similarly wanting to reverse their procedures. They came from countries all over the western world, Britain included, united by an acute sense of regret. At present, Prof. Djordjevic has a further six prospective…

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