Volume XXV Issue I January 2006
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America – Blinded by Sin and Saturated with Iniquity!
“And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”Daniel 8:23-25
“Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous. And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?”Matthew 23:28-33
“But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door……Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.”Genesis 19:10-11, 24-25
In this issue of the Last Trumpet, which is the first issue of our twenty-fifth year of publication, we will open our Bibles and our hearts as we examine the spiritual status of our nation and the rest of the world. As we do this, we will see that a great spiritual urgency exists as we move into the new year of 2006. This spiritual urgency is on an ever-increasing crescendo leading to the final judgment at the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It will not be long now until that great day arrives. Clocks and calendars will be of no further use.
I am continually reminded of Acts 2:19-21 which says, “And I will shew wonders in Heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
We know that the signs of our Lord’s return are ever before us, and the last day is fast approaching. In that day only one thing will matter, and that is: Where will you spend eternity? We know that light was brought forth on the first day of creation; but the sun, moon, and stars were not created until the fourth day. So it will be, that when the sun is darkened, the only light will be that of our coming Saviour as He comes to destroy the works of the Antichrist. In II Thessalonians 2:8 we read of this as follows: “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming.”
We are all familiar with the story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and how the two angels in the form of men visited that city of Sodom just prior to the destruction of that homosexual stronghold. We also know from Scripture that all of the homosexual men from every quarter of the city of Sodom surrounded Lot’s house and demanded that the two men be given to them for lewd purposes, and they threatened Lot as well. They were crazed and frenzied in their queer lust, and the two men-angels struck every one of the homosexuals with blindness. Scripture also tells us that the lust was so great in these perverts that even though they were stone-blind, they continued to weary themselves in trying to find the door. This is of great significance, because the blindness was not said to be temporary. Thus, when fire started raining down from heaven, it was falling upon blind men! The men of Sodom were stone-blind as their city burned, and they also were destroyed in the firestorm of heavenly wrath. Here let it be noted that Jesus also called attention to this event and said it would be like that when He would come again. In Luke 17:28-30 Jesus said, “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”
The allegory of this is amazing because in our day people are spiritually blind, especially nominal “Christians.” Even though God is sending numerous warnings of judgment, even destroying whole cities like New Orleans, people persist in their iniquity and continue to weary themselves to find the doors of more sin and evil. Just as the men of Sodom were blinded shortly before their judgment, so it is that universal gross spiritual blindness comes upon the people before the final judgment, and this is the very condition of our day. Remember, you do not have to be one of them. Repent now and cry out to the Almighty Saviour before it is too late! You will find Him to be merciful and gracious.
The Fierce and Dark Nature of the Beast!
We know from reading Revelation, chapter thirteen, that the final beast government tries to look like a lamb, but it speaks as a dragon. As the war rages on in Iraq and the Eastern world is ready to explode into a horrifying world war, we are seeing more and more of the true nature of the Beast. One example is the recent debate in the U.S. Congress regarding the torturing of terrorist suspects. (1) We are hearing of only a few examples of degrading and inhuman torture of suspects, but there are many such things that are never reported by the managed mainstream news. One tactic which is often used is to ship prisoners to countries such as Egypt for interrogation with the full knowledge that the suspects will be mentally and physically abused to the extent that it would rival that of the Stalin era in the erstwhile Soviet Union. We must remember that the Pentagon and the White House said they opposed the restrictions on torture. This was reported on CNN News within the past month. The very fact that there is even a debate on this subject reveals that the vicious nature of the Beast is beginning to openly manifest itself!
Another example is the temporary Patriot Act, which is about to expire and is now under consideration by our U.S. Congress regarding permanent status. This Patriot Act contains provisions that virtually eliminate all privacy from the lives of the American people. When President George W. Bush met with Republican Congressional leaders in the Oval Office in November, members of the news media were shocked at the words of this so-called “Christian” Commander-in-Chief. I learned of this story from a dedicated U.S. military man currently in Iraq and also verified it with another source. I cannot print the exact language our President used as he ordered God to damn the U.S. Constitution, but if you fill in the blanks you, will figure it out. When GOP leaders warned Mr. Bush that his hardcore push for the Patriot Act could further alienate him from conservatives, the President said, “I don’t give a - - - damn!” The President went on to say, “I’m the President and Commander-in Chief; do it my way.” Then came the most shocking statement of all. We know that the President took a solemn oath before Almighty God to uphold the Constitution of the United States and to preserve, protect, and defend it against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. When one of his aides said to Mr. Bush, “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution,” the President replied, “Stop throwing the Constitution in my face.” Mr. Bush then screamed, “Its just a _ _ _ damned piece of paper!” (2)
Now that the President revealed his true feelings about the document that he registered an oath in Heaven to uphold, is it any wonder that his handpicked Attorney General, Alberto (Speedy) Gonzales, said, “The Constitution is an outdated document.” (3) With that in mind, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says that he cringes when someone calls the Constitution a living document. Scalia went on to say, “We now have a Constitution that means whatever we want it to mean. The Constitution is not a living organism, for Pete’s sake!” (4) Anyone who has read Animal Farm by George Orwell can see what is happening.
Other countries are looking on with amazement as they watch how the United States Government plans to make war with its own people and how the U.S. Government spies on its citizenry. Recently, the Asian Tribune, quoting the Washington Post, pointed out how the Pentagon has developed plans for war within the United States. The article says that the plans are classified, but a small amount of information was purposely leaked out to get the American people accustomed to the prospect of military rule. (5) Is a latter day king preparing to rise up with a fierce countenance and understanding dark sentences?
This strange beast spirit is manifesting throughout the United States. In Franklin, Ohio, an elderly woman named Beverly Kidwell was being detained in the suburban Dayton police department for hitting her granddaughter. After waiting a very long time she got up and began to walk toward the door. She was then shot by an electric Tazer gun, and as she fell to the floor in a fetal position, the officer walked up to her and shot the sixty-eight year-old woman four more times with the Tazer, and she had to be taken to an area hospital. (6) There are many such incidents that rival anything that could have happened at Gestapo headquarters in 1942.
It has now been revealed that President Bush committed another illegal act by issuing secret orders to spy on what they call ordinary American citizens. This is being done by the NSA or National Security Agency, which is such a secret organization that they claim NSA stands for “No Such Agency.” This agency is headquartered at Fort Meade, Maryland, and its work of spying on average Americans is not occasional. It has been reported that five hundred people are being watched at any given minute. (7) The total watchlist is eighty thousand names long. (8)
Another spying device used by the Beast, and one that people give very little thought about, is the cell phone. Recently, the New York Times featured a story about cell phones and the lack of privacy. (9) Not only are conversations under surveillance and sometimes recorded, but signals given off by any cell phone that is turned on, even when not in use, allow the global positioning system to track the user within three hundred yards at any time with pinpoint positions also possible. There are now 195,000,000 cell phones in use in the United States, and more towers are being built continually. It is not so you will have a better signal, but so that they will have a better signal as the all-seeing eye watches and records activities.
As long as I am on the subject of spying devices, I must mention former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, who was also President Bush’s handpicked Secretary of Health and Human Services during Mr. Bush’s first term. Thompson is now on the board of directors for the Veri-Chip Corporation and is preaching the virtues of implanting a computer chip in every human being. In July, 2005, Tommy Thompson promised to have a chip implanted in his own body but has refused to have the procedure done saying that he doesn’t have time for the implant. (10)
One of the reasons given for Americans to surrender their rights to privacy is that another terror attack is imminent. (11) It is true that another attack is imminent, but who are the real terrorists? President Bush is failing miserably as a President and he knows it. Scandals are emerging, his ratings have fallen to an all-time low, and his war in Iraq is becoming unpopular. The President needs a terror attack very badly to weld the American people behind him. Mr. Bush needs a shell-shocked population that is so stunned by a heinous attack that they will yield and become submissive to a strong arm of authority. Yes, another terror attack is imminent, and there are those in high places that know how to make them happen.
As previously mentioned, the war in Iraq is becoming unpopular. It is becoming increasingly clear that a country like Iraq that has been in civil war and war with its neighbors from time immemorial is not going to become peaceful because of the presence of Americans and their ideals. Not only are countless thousands on both sides dead and maimed, but many of the bodies of our fallen heroes are not being properly honored but are being shipped home as common freight in luggage compartments. (12) There was a time when the returning dead military personnel returned home with a flag-draped coffin and were honored with a color guard, not in the belly of a commercial airliner in a box as common freight! When one couple, John and Stacey Holly, found out that their only child, Matthew, who was a medic with the 101st Airborne Division, was to be shipped back this way they raised such a commotion that it forced the government to show due honor. (13)
More Trouble in the Middle East!
Iran is now rapidly becoming a festering sore in the Middle East as the country continues its program of nuclear weapons development. Iran is now claiming to be producing nuclear fuel in larger amounts. (14) A major Australian newspaper has also reported that former members of the Russian military are now in Iran helping the Iranians to produce missiles carrying nuclear warheads that could strike as far away as Central Europe. (15) The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is now warning of military action against Iran. (16) To further inflame the situation, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a speech calling for the State of Israel to be wiped off the map. Iran’s leader also said, “Inshallah (God willing), the eradication of Israel will soon be realized through the continued wisdom of the Palestinian nation.” (17) The Iranian President then said that Israel should be moved as far away as Alaska. The response of Western nations is that Iran is on a collision course with the West! (18)
How long will it be before the trouble in the Middle East brings forth a horrifying world war? Here let it be noted that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has ordered his armed forces to be ready to attack Iran by March, 2006. (19) We know that the force of Illuminism and the powers of antichrist are setting all of this up, and it only fulfills Bible prophecy. The occult timing of this project of antichrist does not surprise me, because wars are always fomented between March 20th and May 1st as that is when Mars, the astrological god of war, is most active. That is why President Bush attacked Iraq on the witches’ sabat of Ashtroth, or the vernal equinox, and announced the end of major hostilities on the high cross-quarter sabat of Beltaine on May 1st.
Occultism and the powers of antichrist are highly active in the Israeli State, and the most powerful symbol in witchcraft, the hexagram or six-pointed star, is on their flag. This is not Christian, and it is not of God by any stretch of the imagination. Even many sincere rabbis are opposed to its use. It is not the star of David, for David never saw it. It is the crest of Solomon and was produced when he was backslidden. One of the reasons that Stephen the martyr was stoned by the Jews is because he pointed this out. In Acts 7:42-43 we read as follows: “Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O Ye House of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness? Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the STAR OF YOUR GOD REMPHAN, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.”
When the Jews heard Stephen say this they gnashed on him with their teeth and stopped their ears, which is probably the very thing some people will do against me when they read this. Truth is truth, however, and the intellectually honest and discerning people will receive it as such. From the word hexagram, which means six-sided figure, we get the word hex, which means to curse or cast a spell. It is actually both the male and female equilateral triangle interlocked to bring forth the great emanating light of Lucifer. That is why witches stand skyclad or naked in a six-pointed star to invoke the principalities and powers from beyond the astral plane. The hexagram is also the geometric form of the mark of the beast, for in it are six angles right, six angles left, and six angles in the core or center, which is 666. This has nothing to do with a race of people but rather a Christless religion which welds witchcraft and Judaism together and also melds in much of so-called “Christendom.”
The State of Israel has also adopted a new symbol for its equivalent of the Red Cross. It is a red square standing on one corner with a blank white interior and a thick red border. It is called the Red Crystal. (20) May God in His mercy help people to wake up. Soon this world will be in chaos.
The Narnia Chronicles – A Witches’ Brew!
On December 9th, 2005, a major Disney movie, based on the first book of The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, opened in theaters across the country. The movie was such a hit that it took in nearly 24,000,000 dollars on opening day. (21) One of the reasons for its success is because “Christian” churches of all denominations filled the theaters in droves as they arrived by the busload to view the movie based on the first chronicle of Narnia, known as The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Many church pastors and church leaders are declaring that the movie is Christian and contains Christian themes and has a type of Christ in it. Many churches are also using The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as Sunday school material for teaching the young people of their congregations.
In short, the story is about a little girl named Lucy, who hides in a wardrobe while playing a game. As she looks into the mirror of the wardrobe, she enters through the mirror into a strange new land called Narnia. Soon she is having tea with a faun, which is a mythological creature that has the body of a man but the horns, legs and tail of a goat. There are also talking animals and other creatures in the seven Chronicles of Narnia, such as Bacchus, the god of wine and drunken revelry; the Maenads, which were orgiastic wild and frenzied women; a witch who casts a spell to cause perpetual winter; and a lion named Aslan. When Aslan roars and shows his teeth, winter immediately turns to spring. Aslan also faces the rising sun in the East, and as he shakes his mane, bright rays of light are sent forth from him. The controversy in the movie is between the lion and the witch.
Church leaders have become so caught up in this movie that in some cases they have turned their sanctuaries into the land of Narnia. One example is the Bellaire United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. Those who arrive for Sunday church must walk through a wardrobe and brush past coats to emerge into Narnia, where pastor Valerie Hudson gives them a Narnia sermon. Pastor Robert Creech of University Baptist Church in Houston is basing all of his December sermons on Narnia themes. (22) We also know that Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family organization is promoting these works of C.S. Lewis for a suggested donation. (23)
Are the Chronicles of Narnia a Christian work, and was C.S. Lewis a true Christian? Is Aslan, the roaring lion, really a type of Christ? The Bible does call our Lord Jesus Christ “the lion of the tribe of Judah”, but Jesus is never presented as a roaring lion. We do, however, read in I Peter 5:8 as follows: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”
The witches know that if they present witchcraft as having two sides, they can claim to be on the good side fighting the bad side and thus pull people into the craft, or at least be influenced positively by it. That is the mistake “Christians” make, and it is a big mistake. They pick out the hero in a witches’ fable and make a type of Christ out of it, but it is all really witchcraft and an abomination of the first magnitude. Clive Staples Lewis, who was born in Belfast, Nothern Ireland, was not a Christian. His so-called “Christian” books can be found in “Christian” bookstores and occult bookstores as well. The works of Lewis are required reading for neophyte witches, because these books firmly root the concepts and mindset of witchcraft in the beginner or neophyte members of the craft. The writings of C.S. Lewis are so clearly antichrist that only spiritual blindness could prevent one from seeing it. Let us now look at some of the words of Lewis from his so-called Christian books.
In the C.S. Lewis book The World’s Last Night and Other Essays on pages 98-99, Lewis said, “Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place…certainly the most embarrassing verse in the Bible. The one exhibition of error and the one confession of ignorance grew side by side. That they stood thus in the mouth of Jesus himself and were not merely placed thus by the reporter, we surely need not doubt…the facts, then, are these: that Jesus professed himself (in some sense) ignorant, and within a moment showed that he really was so.” What rank blasphemy from this pseudo-Christian, who was actually a witch and an illuminist, and a member of the coven known as the Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn! How can he get away with calling our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ ignorant?
In his book Reflections on the Psalms on page 129, C.S. Lewis said, “…as I believe, Christ…fulfilled both paganism and Judaism.” In a biography of Lewis, he was quoted as saying, “I had some ado to prevent joy and myself from relapsing into paganism in Attica! At Daphni it was hard not to pray to Apollo the Healer. But somehow one didn’t feel it would have been very wrong – would have only been addressing Christ sub-species Apollinis.”
For those who would like to know more about this subject, I have written a powerful tract entitled “The Witchcraft of the Narnia Chronicles.” This tract is available, free of charge, and in quantities for the asking, but please help us with postage if you can. The tract is also available in camera-ready form on our website. Please help us to get the word out. We must help people to break free of gross deception.
The Lust of Witchcraft!
Two of the great evils that are now saturating American society are witchcraft and sexual lust, and they do work together. It is sad to see our American children growing up with this conditioning and indoctrination. Recently McDonalds restaurants have been running a Happy Meal promotion featuring Power Rangers/ W.I.T.C.H. (24) At this time of the year, when witches celebrate their sabat of Yule, the druidic sexual orgiastic symbols of mistletoe and holly are seen everywhere. (25) Immorality and shameful displays of perversion are everywhere. On December 1st in Buenos Aires, Argentina, their giant obelisk, which is a structure like the Washington Monument, was covered with a giant pink condom to commemorate World AIDS Day. (26) It has also been reported that in France, so many French lesbians are crossing the border into Belgium to be artificially inseminated that it is producing a baby boom of children with no fathers but rather two mothers. (27) In the United States in the state of Nevada, the infamous Heidi Fleiss is opening a house of prostitution, legal under Nevada law, that provides male prostitutes for female customers. (28) It is one abomination after another.
This coming Superbowl, which is the biggest football game of the year, features half-time entertainment by one of the most occultic music groups that have ever cursed our nation. Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones will be performing and casting their spells into the living rooms of hundreds of millions of viewers. (29) We have also learned that stage magician David Copperfield announced that he will impregnate a woman on stage by magic without touching her, using only his magic wand. (30) What a satanic mockery of the virgin birth!
In England, witches who are in prison are now allowed to practice witchcraft in their cells, having been given that right by the British Government. Inmates are allowed to set up altars in their cells and will be free to drink wine once each week under the supervision of a pagan priest. They can also burn incense, keep a twig as a wand, have tarot cards and rune stones; and they are allowed to wear hoodless robes and occult jewelry. (31) Symbols of “Christianity” are forbidden, however.
What are “Christians” doing these days? The churches that have come under the influence of Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life program have become theaters of entertainment rather than houses of prayer and Gospel preaching. Recently, a woman who attends an Assembly of God church that is purpose driven said that the pastor announced that the platform in the church could no longer be called a platform but must now be called a stage! The words worship service are no longer to be used, but the services are now to be called programs.
In Florida, there are so many nudists that call themselves devout born again “Christians” that they are building an entire village for devout, born again Christian nudists. The village is to be called Natura. (32) Here let it be noted that witches believe that there is more power when they do rituals nude or skyclad, because it releases an energy that they call orgone energy. Witchcraft has greatly influenced “Christianity” and is doing so more all the time. We also know that in Germany, “Christian” youth groups are putting together a new calendar for the year 2006. It is called the “R-rated Bible Calendar”, depicting erotic scenes from the Bible, including a bare-breasted Delilah cutting Samson’s hair, and a nude Eve offering an apple. Other pictures are described in such a way that I refuse to print them in this newsletter. A twenty-one year-old Anne Rohmer, who posed as Rahab the harlot in such a way that I refuse to describe it said: “We wanted to represent the Bible in a different way and to interest young people. Anyway, it doesn’t say anywhere in the Bible that you are forbidden to show yourself nude.” The pastor of the church, Bernd Grasser, is enthusiastic about the project and said, “It’s just wonderful when teenagers commit themselves with their hair and their skin to the Bible.” (33)
We should not wonder why our world is coming apart at the seams with earthquakes, volcanoes, melting icecaps, hurricanes, and other measured judgments; all of which are ongoing and increasing in frequency and intensity. I believe the signs of the times are everywhere, and God gives warnings that the end is near in ways both great and small. On November 28th, thirteen days after the full moon of November and the eighteenth day before the December full moon, a piece of stone fell from the top front of our U.S. Supreme Court building. The Supreme Court building features nine images or idols on the front, and this piece fell from directly above the Image of Authority. The piece that fell was also just to the right of the figure of Liberty with the balance scales. This is the same symbol as the astrology sign Libra. When the 10 x 12 inch piece of Vermont marble hit the steps below, it shattered into forty pieces, which were carried away in plastic fruit crates. (34) There is no doubt that just as God wrote on the wall of the blaspheming Belshazzar’s palace and told him that his kingdom had been weighed in the balances and was found wanting, this incident was a sign from the Lord. The piece that fell was 10 x 12 inches. Ten is God’s number of testing and twelve is his number of judicial governance. The piece broke into forty pieces, and forty is the number of a generation. The piece fell from the highest judicial building of government in America, and by this amazing act, God is saying that this nation and generation is weighed and tested and is about to be shattered. May God help us all to be ready when that day arrives. Jesus said at the end of the book of the Revelation, “Surely I come quickly.” Even so, come Lord Jesus.
In closing, I want to thank all of you who support this end-time ministry in so many ways. We always welcome your prayer requests, and we give them individual attention. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.David J. Meyer
01. Washington Post, Dec. 15, 2005, by Josh White and Charles Babington, Washington, D.C.
02. Capitol Hill Blue, Dec. 9, 2005, by Doug Thompson, Washngton, D.C.
05. Asian Tribune, Oct. 8, 2005, by Patrick Martin, Washington, D.C.
06. NBC News, Dec. 8, 2005, Franklin, OH.
07. CNN News, Dec. 16, 2005, 12:00 P.M., CNN Network.
08. AFP News, Dec. 8, 2005, Washington, D.C.
09. New York Times, Dec. 10, 2005, by Matt Richtel, New York, NY.
10. CBS Market Watch, Dec. 9, 2005, CBS Network.
11. AFP News, Dec. 4, 2005, Washington, D.C.
12. CNN News, Dec. 14, 2005, San Diego, CA, CNN Network.
14. Associated Press, Dec. 10, 2005, Tehran, Iran.
15. Melbourne Herald Sun, Oct. 17, 2005, Melbourne, Australia.
16. Weekend Australian, Oct. 29-30, 2005, by Philip Webster, Melbourne, Australia.
17. Melbourne Herald Sun, Oct. 28, 2005, Melbourne, Australia.
18. Matt Drudge Report, Dec. 14, 2005, by Matt Drudge, http://www.drudgereport.com/flash5.htm.
19. London Times, Dec. 11, 2005, by Uzi Mahnaimi and Sarah Baxter, Tel Aviv, Israel.
20. Associated Press, Dec. 7, 2005, by Alexander G. Higgins, AP network.
21. Daily Box Office, http://boxofficemojo.com/daily/chart/?sortdate=2005-12-09&p=.htm.
22. Houston Chronicle, Dec. 4, 2005, by Barbara Karkabi and Louis B. Parks, Houston, TX.
23. Focus on the Family , Nov. 11, 2005, website promotion.
24. McDonalds website, Dec. 11, 2005, http://www.mcdonalds.com/usa/ronald/happy.html.
25. AFP News, Dec. 6, 2005, London, England, U.K.
26. Reuters News Service, Dec. 1, 2005, by Enrique Marcarian, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
27. AFP News, Dec. 6, 2005, Paris, France.
28. Reuters News Service, Nov. 17, 2005, by Sam Mircovich, Los Angeles, CA.
29. USA Today, Nov. 29, 2005, Gannett News Service.
30. Daily Register, Oct. 20, 2005, by Lester Haines, London, England, U.K.
31. Daily Mail, Oct. 18, 2005, by Steve Doughty, London, England, U.K.
32. Columbia News Service, Dec. 6, 2005, by Phil Barnoti Wahba, azcentral.com.
33. MSNBC News, Dec. 4, 2005, Reuters News Service, Berlin, Germany.
34. Associated Press, Nov. 28, 2005, Washington, D.C.