Do Convicted Sex Offenders Live Near You?

Be Kind, but Be wise. Know where they live, work and study

This map shows where convicted sex offenders live, work and go to school in parts of South Hampton Roads.

I know this is a sensitive subject.

Two things need to be said: These folks need our compassion. Most were probably molested and so they became molesters. They all need to be born again, almost certainly need deliverance from evil spirits, be baptized and filled with the Spirit to help overcome their backgrounds.  Jesus died for them and jesus can give them a fresh start.

But our kids also need protection from being molested by those who are still addicted to sexual crimes.  Go to this website to find out where these folks live, work so you can be aware of those locations to protect your loved ones and to protect the sex offenders from unnecessary temptations if possible.

May God help churches to bring salvation, healing and deliverance to these folks.  There is a ministry devoted to helping sex offenders get back into life after prison.  It is a confidential ministry I can put you in touch with if you contact me.

 

 

 

 

International Day of Extraordinary Prayer and Fasting to Almighty God for North Korea

Would you pray & fast with millions around the world on April 28 to change North Korea?

Let’s pray on April 28 for the upcoming meeting of President Trump and President Kim Jong Un this May, 2018

This is historic. No sitting presidents of either country have ever met in person.

 This is strategic: If Trump and Kim Jong Un can create a working, frutiful relationship, the world—and especially NK—will be a better and safer place.

 This upcoming meeting in May could result in a cascade of events that could give NK citizens more freedom and prosperity that they have ever had under communism. It could also stop the saber -rattling by both nations. 

 But this is dangerous: If this meeting goes wrong, things could get worse for everyone—especially in NK.  In fact, this whole meeting could be a trick engineered by at least some in NK leadership (even without King Jong Un’s knowledge) to conjure up a validated reason to hate America even more. The results could be staged by NK to result in a disastrous conclusion to the talks of two leaders. I hate to think that way, but anything is possible with a regime like that.

 There is also the possibility that NK wold try something nefarious against the President or his staff at the meeting that would be hard to detect.  The possibilities are endless in this techno age. Note the issues of our Cuban diplomats who had to come home from Cuba with strange physical problems no one can account for. 

Nevertheless, God clearly seems to be orchestrating all this as this Youtube video indicates

The Lord has even called a young Korean Christian to start a 40 Days of Worship & Prayer initiative in South Korea starting on April 29th! 

He did this before the announcement about the May meeting with both presidents!  God is up to something and we need to follow His lead (John 5:19)! 

 I do believe God’s hand is in this May meeting but the enemy is also obviously not going to be passive in such a critical moment.

So, Christians of the world: let’s pray and fast for this meeting!

Introducing My Brother: A Supplement Expert!

Joe Cannon is an expert on the real truth about food supplements

That’s Joe on the left, my dad, Bob Fox and me.

 

Here is what Joe says to his free newsletter subscribers:

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 Hi, it’s Joe Cannon and I just wanted to say thanks for joining my free email newsletter and to tell you a bit about it.

 A couple of times a month, I will send you exclusive content that usually never makes it to my websites. I will email you information about:* Dietary supplements

* Nutrition

* Health & wellness

* Fitness / exercise

*Updates of previously published reviews (I regularly update the reviews as new info comes to light)

 

So, who I am? Here are some fun facts to help you get to know me a wee bit better:

I have a MS degree in exercise science and a BS degree in chemistry & biology.

I’ve been quoted in the New York Times, appeared on Fox News and have been a content consultant for Dateline NBC.

I’ve written for publications ranging from Prevention magazine to the Journal of Strength and Conditioning.

I wrote the first book –ever – on exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis.

So far, I’ve written 8 books. (click and check them all out).

I’ve been investigating dietary supplements since the 1990s.

My quest for the truth about supplements inspired me to write a book and later to create the website Supplement Clarity 

I teach/certify personal trainers, lecturing to thousands of people each year.

My oldest “client” was my 104 year old grandmother.

I’m a card-carrying Star Trek fan.

I like to listen to solo piano music on Pandora as I work on the computer.

I’m still holding out hope Bigfoot really exists (but not holding my breath).

I’m Batman – in my own way…

I try to do at least one good deed every day.

Are You On Social Media?

Yes I am. you can also find me at:

Facebook: JoeCannonMS
Twitter: IamJoeCannon

Please Pray That Messiah Church Can Keep Their Church Building!

Pray that God will be honored in this aweful situation

( Dear Readers: Please do not share with the general public. The church involved wants to keep this out of the newspapers to avoid any shame on the Christian community as 1 Cor 7 recommends. This letter is from the Senior Pastor of Messiah Church in Chesapeake, VA–and a dear friend of many in the community. )

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As you may remember, we disassociated ourselves from the Episcopal denomination in 2006 because we believe that they have severed themselves from their biblical and Anglican roots. We were quickly informed that within two weeks they would take over our building and replace me as the rector (senior pastor) of the parish. Thank you for your prayers, because 11 years later we are still in our building. Please continue to pray, as we recently received a summons from the Chesapeake Circuit Court brought by our former diocese, basically asking us to hand over the church building and property to them.

For churches in Northern Virginia that left a different diocese, the legal case continued for years until the Virginia Supreme Court ruled against our group in 2013.  Until that court battle was resolved, there was no effort by our former diocese to take our property.  In 2014 we received legal advice that the title to our property is stronger than those in Northern Virginia. We had two meetings with the Episcopal Bishop and his attorney in 2014, in which we communicated the strength of our legal position. We did not hear from them again until 2016 (which would have been the last time I sent out a prayer request to you). I met with the Episcopal bishop privately about settling this out of court.  However, his discussion always began with us giving up the property to them. Then on August 1, 2017, I received the summons on the front door of my home.

Please pray that:

  1. Jesus will be honored in all that is said and done.
  2. The Holy Spirit will guide and guard the discussion.
  3. Our attorney and leadership team will discern God’s will.

4.The bishop, the diocese and the Episcopal denomination will relinquish any and all perceived rights to our building and property.

  1. This matter will not go to the courts nor generate negative press.
  2. We will continue to use our building and property to make tangible the life-transforming power of God’s love.

 

Thanks so much,  Marty

Federal Bill To Honor Virginia Tribes Passes House!

They deserve the federal recognition that the other 566 tribes in America have!

Local tribe in prayer.

I would like to suggest that Republicans should work with Democrats on the recent bill that the House just passed: H.R.984 – Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017 sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Tim Kaine and Senator Mark Warner. The House bill was sponsored by a Republican, Rep. Robert Whittman (R-VA-1).
It just went to the Senate to get federal recognition for the six Virginia tribes who still lack the federal recognition that the other 566 Native American tribes in America already have!

This lack of recognition is a blotch on the history of Virginia and on the history of America that these six tribes have not been honored for their role in helping to birth America by sustaining and befriending many of the English settlers in Jamestown colony who would have probably starved during the winter of 1609-10 and at other times. The Virginia tribes kept them alive with food and became partners with them in founding the nation we call America.
I just called Senator Tim Kaine’s office to offer my support and the support of others I am working with to get a state holiday to honor all Virginia tribes in the near future.

I hope that Republicans and Democrats could get behind this effort to honor our Virginia tribes with federal recognition and a state holiday. I think a special blessing will be released from heaven upon Virginia and America for finally making right what has been a wrong for a long time. You may want to see the article on page 1 of the Virginia pilot today that addresses this issue.

Let’s do this in 2017!

 

Here is a summary of the bill:
Introduced in House (02/07/2017)

Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2017

ThisbillextendsfederalrecognitiontothefollowingIndiantribesofVirginiaandestablishestheirrelationshipwiththefederalgovernment:

  • the Chickahominy Tribe;
  • the Chickahominy Indian Tribe–Eastern Division;
  • the Upper Mattaponi Tribe;
  • the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc.;
  • the Monacan Indian Nation; and
  • the Nansemond Indian Tribe.

The tribes and their members are made eligible for all services and benefits provided by the federal government to federally recognized Indian tribes. The bill establishes the service area of each tribe and requirements for each tribe regarding its membership roll and governance.

Upon the request of a tribe, the Department of the Interior must take specified lands into trust for the benefit of the tribe, to be considered part of the tribe’s reservation.

The tribes may not conduct gaming activities.

Eminent domain may not be used to acquire lands for tribes recognized under this bill.

Looking for a Tract to use in Witnessing? Look No More!

Tracts are powerful tools to share the Gospel with others! They can often do more than some missionaries since they care so easy to hide. This seems to be the ultimate search site for Christan tracts–aptly named World Christian Tract Finder

Search by title, language, organization or by country.

How effective are tracts:

Th2 Lausanne World Pulse Archives is part of the Lausanne Movement, one of the largest evangelism networks in the world. Read what they say about the use of tracts to witness to others.

 

Myers-Briggs Personality Test & Others

A good tool to help people understands how they are wired.

For many years, I have found the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory to be an accurate description of some of the personality traits in people. When I worked at Kempsville Presbyterian Church in the 80’s, we used it in our counseling department. Here is an online and free version of that test that I recommend to you ( with links to other free, online tests). There are probably other versions online also. In addition to getting your personality score as it were, you would be wise to find the interpretation keys that are also on the web that will help you understand how to weave your personality together with others in a way that is most helpful to everybody.

Here is another good visual overview of the test.

These kinds of tests can help people in any organization–to include a church– to work together better and love each other more effectively. I tested as an ENFP in this test. Here is my personality type that I received after taking the online test.  Now you know why I am such a great guy  :).  Actually, the real truth lies in 1 Cor. 15:10: “But by the grace of God I am what I am…”

 

Love to all,

 

Bob

Solutions to Protect Against Porn!

This is the Truth!

We just had a great men’s breakfast at our house this morning where we discussed the perils of pornography that usually leads to fornication and other sins and diseases—some of them incurable.

Porn leads to Forn ( As in Fornication) and that leads to Torn ( hearts and marriages)!

Not sure what porn does to people? Go to this site. It has nothing gross but explains the dangers and offers great emotional/spiritual solutions.  The site seems to be run by Christians.  Tons of great free resources.

Here’s what I just wrote to our church:

I would like to recommend the entire church to consider the following solutions to this plague of pornography. If you cannot use any the these solutions perhaps someone you know can.

This is an issue our church is going to be dealing with for the long haul because the dangers are so persistent and increasing month by month in our culture and in our world. this is an issue I hope to help other churches deal with also in the months to come. We owe it to our brothers and sisters to encourage them to protect the purity and health and life of each of their members too.
If we set up a church account for Covenant Eyes, would anyone in your family use it?
We can get you technical support to set up
We can help you with the monthly fee if you need help.

Other Hardware Solutions 

There are other things you can do to protect your family from bad TV show as well as bad internet sites.

Disney Circle: A powerful set o features to restrict and monitor TV and internet usage on your home network. This hardware connects to your router.

An open DNS router to replace the router you have that will do most of the the same things as the Disney Router.  Contact. MyNieces planning

Porn is spiritual and emotional and relational Ebola!  Don’t do nothing!  People’s entire lives on earth and in eternity are at stake.

Let’s work together to make sure that our kids and grandkids enjoy all of the blessings of the abundant life Jesus wants them to have and that the devil doesn’t steal any of them because of pornography and sexual sin.

Blessings,

Bob

Abuse of Native Americans in Virginia

Chapter Eight of Healing American's DNA

The Sins of the Jamestown Colony Still Infecting America.

The Sins of the Jamestown Colony Still Infecting America.

The treatment of Native Americans by both Canadian and American governments is one of the saddest stories in North American history.

Not only did our American government break almost every one of our 400 federal treaties we made with Native Americans, but then in modern times our government systematically tried to force them to lose their native identity by forced separation of their children from their parents.  See the two links at the bottom of this article for more details.

The forced separations, forced adoptions and abuse of thousands of native children by both nations is all the more deplorable because “Christian” church leaders enforced many of the abusive schools and forced adoptions. We Americans and we Christians owe a huge apology to our Native American people.

The following is a chapter from my book, Healing America’s DNA. Click on this link to see/download a PDF copy of this chapter with pictures and clickable links to the research footnotes. The entire book with 400 footnotes and many pictures is available on Amazon as a printed book or as a FREE PDF. After your read this chapter, ask yourself if you would like to support a Virginia State Holiday for Virginia Native Americans to honor them as they deserve. The Jamestown Colony would not have survived if our Virginia Native Americans had not had compassion on them and fed them through the “starving time” of 1609 -1610.  God sent Christian English settlers here to love these dear folks but we usually did just the opposite. It’s time to make that right.

Contact me if you are interested in helping to get a Virginia State Holiday declared each year to honor Virginia Native Americans!

Abuse of Native Americans in Virginia

The human cost of serving Mammon is often the abuse of people and power. This may be the second most prevalent defective spiritual gene in Tidewater. American human rights abuses began here; the “land of the free” was always that way. Many British Anglicans excelled at abusing Native Americans, indentured servants, then Blacks, women and other Christian denominations. Our spiritual genetic pattern of abuse has several roots in Tidewater.

Native American Roots of Abuse

The first abuses of Native Americans in Tidewater probably started with the Native Americans themselves. Abuse was part of the culture for indoctrinating and controlling the upcoming warriors of the tribe.

Indian boys were forced to endure the Husquenaw Ritual in preparation for becoming a warrior. Like many other Native American rites of passage rituals, this one involved drugs. In this case, it was from a root of a plant. The roots of abusing people (no pun intended) may start here. Indians used root poison to induce madness in a young Indian brave, brainwashing him into loyalty to the tribe over loyalty to his family. Taken to a remote area, the boys were “fed root poison that induced raging madness, and confined for weeks in a cage while mad on this drug. If the braves still showed signs of loyalty to their families, they underwent the torment again and not infrequently died from it. Thus transformed or ‘reborn,’ a young man’s primary loyalty abruptly shifted from family to tribe.” Abusive control over people was apparently common among the tribes.

The great Chief Powhatan continued to develop this pattern of abusive control by forcing the surrounding tribes to submit to him and to provide for him. He ruled approximately thirty tribes in his confederacy when the settlers sailed into Chesapeake Bay in April of 1607. Powhatan learned to use people to meet his needs. Most Indians were hunter-gatherers and farmed or hunted to feed themselves. Powhatan discovered that you can force others to take care of your needs—just as the Spanish and Portuguese had begun doing in the New World. Powhatan guarded his kingdom with ferocious tenacity.

According to William Strachey, Secretary to the colony from 1610-12, just before the arrival of the three small ships, an Indian seer told Powhatan that unnamed people “from the Chesapeake Bay should arise, which would dissolve and give end to his empire.” Strachey claims that this is why the Chesapeake Indian tribe on the south side of the bay was extinct just before the English arrived. Powhatan had them eliminated, thinking that they must be the ones mentioned in the prophecy. He probably realized soon after that the prophecy referred to the white men under white sails with their thunderous “death stick” guns that no bow and arrow could match.

Spanish Abuse

The Spanish visit to Tidewater in June 1561 added a small piece of the first European DNA to the spirit of abusive control here. Their short visit to the Chesapeake area ended up with the abduction of an Indian teenager named Paquiquino and his servant to Spain so that they could use him to gain entrance into the Indian culture. They did not bother to return him until 1570—nine years later! Spain was accustomed to almost any cruelties to get what it wanted from the New World. Fortunately, the Spanish left and Tidewater was spared from the ruthless Spanish conquistadors, but not before they taught the Indians how deceitful and selfish whites could be!

British Abuse of the Native Americans

Manteo—although it did not last as a colony, the first British colony at Manteo, North Carolina, planted by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1585, was where the British first began to abuse the Indians. In their amazingly detailed chronicle of the colony’s early days, Thomas Harriot described and John White pictured with drawings and watercolors Native American life there. Overall, the British were kind to the Indians, who were likewise respectful and even worshipful of the British with all their strange, new weapons, books and knowledge. Harriot became a friend and confidant of the Indians, learning their language and listening carefully to them for hours. As a result, Harriot chastised his fellow colonists for being “too harsh with them and killing a few of their number for offenses which might easily have been forgiven.”

Jamestown

These first settlers had a terrible start with the Indians. Going well beyond the intermittent harshness that the English showed the Indians in the earlier short-lived Roanoke Colony, the Jamestown settlers saw themselves as superior to the Indians and treated them with much deceit and often with violence for years. The cocky, pugnacious John Smith personified that attitude. To be fair, Smith was only reflecting what many English leaders felt about our Native Americans. King James himself in 1604 described Native American people as “these beastly Indians, slaves to the Spaniards, refuse to the world, and as yet aliens from the holy Covenant of God.” Smith and Powhatan played, as historian Timothy Stiles says, “a deadly game of smiling deceits and open attacks” between the colony and the Indians.

Both sides gave as much as they received, but the English, always more desperate initially, even violated the basic rules of Powhatan warfare by destroying entire villages—including the women and children—like the village of Paspahegh. These English atrocities only escalated the tensions and intrigue between the Indians, whom the English supposedly came to Christianize, and the very vulnerable colony. The picture to the right depicts Smith in battle with a local tribe. The hideous treachery of the Indians in the 1622 massacre of the colony may seem more justified in the light of these earlier English war crimes and deceptions.

These abusive and deceitful attitudes towards our Native Americans have carried down to modern Virginians—as spiritual DNA often does! In the August 11, 2003 edition of the Virginian-Pilot on page A10, there was a story outlining the continued legal fight of Virginia’s remaining eight tribes to get federal recognition. It was only in 1983 that the state of Virginia officially recognized them as Native American tribes. Unlike other states with Native American populations, Virginia has tricked and deprived its Native Americans repeatedly. The Pilot article states that Virginia:

…long denied education and employment opportunities to Indians. Later, the Virginia General Assembly tried bureaucratically to eliminate Indians by passing the Racial Integrity Act of 1924. The law mandated that only two races be recorded on state birth records: White and Negro.

The Act also would not allow anyone to get a marriage license until they could prove what race they belonged to. Therefore, it was easy to force Indians to claim being Negro since they often could not prove their Native American roots on paper. Somehow, many of the courthouses where those Native American records were kept had burned down over the years. This infamous Act also prohibited whites from marrying Indians or any other racial group. “It shall hereafter be unlawful for any white person in this State to marry any save a white person, or a person with no other admixture of blood than white and American Indian.” Hypocritical laws for a state that prides itself on the marriage of Pocahontas to John Rolfe!

The Racial Integrity Act was zealously enforced by a devout Presbyterian named Walter Ashby Plecker, Virginia’s first Registrar of the Bureau of Vital Statistics, who, “starting in 1912, forced Indians to classify themselves as black,” He worked with a vengeance. Plecker was a white supremacist and a zealous advocate of eugenics – a now discredited movement to preserve the integrity of white blood by preventing interracial breeding. “Unless this can be done,” he once wrote, “we have little to hope for, but may expect in the future decline or complete destruction of our civilization… The tribes, according to Plecker, had become a “mongrel” mixture. “Plecker’s icy efficiency as racial gatekeeper drew international attention, including that of Nazi Germany. In 1943, he boasted: “Hitler’s genealogical study of the Jews is not more complete.”

Plecker systematically changed the race recorded on many birth, death and marriage certificates from “Indian” to “Negro” until his retirement in 1967 when the Racial Integrity Act was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. But by then, it was too late for thousands of Native Americans to recover their real identity and the benefits that went with it. The State of Virginia, with a great deal of help from Plecker, pictured to the left, committed ethnic cleansing of Native Americans by systematic, massive identity theft.

As one Native American who lost her identity as an Indian through Walter Plecker remarked, “I thought Plecker was a devil…I still do.” If he could have responded to her, Dr. Plecker might have quoted a line he wrote in a 1925 essay, “Let us turn a deaf ear to those who would interpret Christian brotherhood as racial equality.” One of his co-workers said of Plecker, “I don’t know of anyone who ever saw him smile.” Small wonder.

Virginia Congressman Jim Moran confirmed this shameful treatment of Virginia tribes in his June 2004 article in the Falls Church News Press:

During our country’s early history, the Virginia tribes were subdued, pushed off their land, and up through much of the 20th Century, denied full rights as U.S. citizens. In more recent times, racial hostility culminated with the enactment and brutal enforcement of Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924…To call yourself a “Native American” in Virginia was to risk a jail sentence of up to one year. Married couples were denied marriage certificates and were even unable to obtain the release of their newborn child from a hospital until they changed their ethnicity on the state record. For much of the 20th Century, admission to public schools education was denied. These and other indignities are part of a shameful legacy experienced in our lifetime.

The Virginian-Pilot article continues to tell of the “devastating impact” this law had on the Indians who could now not prove who they were. They were, consequently, not able to get the federal assistance that all the other tribes in America do for food and shelter and school scholarships.

What can we learn? The early European settlers mistreated the very people whose ancestors actually kept our first settlers alive with donations of food. Virginians broke many treaties with them and stole their land. Then, Virginians stole their identity to deprive them of the very benefits our state and federal government might have given them for taking their land away from them.

“We were victims of statistical genocide,” said William P. Miles, chief of the Pamunkey.

What appalls me even more is that many other Virginia politicians knew of it…for over 40 years! Some of those politicians, such as Plecker, called themselves Christians. This is a great shame!

There has been a mean spirit in Virginia government against Indians; real Christians must act differently! God commands His followers to love their neighbors. Indians are— and were—our neighbors whom we are to love as ourselves. Anything else is sin.

Sins like these have probably brought God’s curses on Virginia. Federal recognition for the eight Indian tribes in Virginia— the Chickahominy, the Eastern Chickahominy, the Mattaponi, the Upper Mattaponi, the Monacan, the Nansemond, the Pamunkey, and the Rappahannock. —is painfully long overdue. The Church of Tidewater needs to do all it can to help these tribes get all the benefits that all the other federally recognized tribes get in America. It is my hope that this is done before the 400th Anniversary of America’s founding. That would really give our Host People here something to celebrate!

While in Washington, DC in 2004 for the opening of the National Smithsonian Museum for Native Americans, my wife and I met some wonderful native Americans from all over the Western hemisphere. It was the largest gathering of native peoples in the history of our hemisphere: Aztecs from Mexico, Incas from Peru, Hopi, Navaho, Apache, Sioux and others from North America. It was thrilling to see them so honored and so sad to hear their stories as we talked to them while watching the parade that warm October day on the Mall.

These once great peoples are still being treated shamefully by our government. One older gentleman from California told me that his mother had been taken from her family by the Federal government and forced to attend a school for whites far away, and against the will of her parents. She never saw her parents again. “Why did our government do that to Indian children?” I asked. “Because they wanted to break up the Indian way of life and force them to assimilate into white America,” he quietly replied. I was amazed at his gentleness and apparent forgiveness to whites for such ruthless behavior by our federal government—even in the last 100 years.

After 400 years of exposure to the white man’s churches and “Christian” government, only about 3 % of Native Americans are born-again Christians! Could our treatment of them—past and present—have anything to do with that? There is still time for the Church to repent and make restitution for the crimes our government and our Church has committed against them. As current Indian leaders declare, “It has been said that America will never be right until they right themselves with the American Indian.” The full blessing and protection America longs for may depend more on securing the blessing of our Native Americans than we realize!

Again, II Samuel 21 is instructive: If Christians break covenants even with unbelievers, God is not pleased and will often punish that land for those broken treaties and covenants. I believe there are just curses on America from God because America, and especially the Church in America who should have known better, has not dealt honestly and lovingly with our Native Americans. The silence of the Church on this—as on the other sins of our founding fathers—is deafening. Only the Church can bring healing to this land: financial, physical, emotional and spiritual healing, according to II Chronicles 7:13-14. It cannot be overstated that America needs the blessing of its native tribes!

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This link tells the sad story of how the US government continued to persecuted and abuse Native American Children all across America into the 20th century through forced relocation and adoption of native children.

Canada treated its native tribes even worse in modern times. Click here to see. 

May God help His Church to repent for these grievous sins of our ancestors and help us love and respect all of our Native American neighbors.