A new StandingWatch program was posted on StandingWatch and YouTube. It is titled, “Benedict’s Controversial and Disappointing Visit.” In the program, Norbert Link asks the following questions: Why was the Pope’s visit to the Middle East overshadowed by so much controversy–from his call for an independent Palestinian homeland to his “disappointing” speech at the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, to the Vatican’s initial denial of his membership of the Hitler Youth, to his call in Bethlehem to remove Israel’s West Bank separation wall? What does this mean in light of the fact that Pope Benedict XVI is not only a religious leader, but also the political head of the Vatican State? What role will the Catholic Church play in the Middle East, and how will it use its “power” to attempt to bring peace to the region?
A new German AufPostenStehen program was posted on the Internet. It is titled, “Angriff auf Christliche Religion in den USA.” The English translation of the German title is, “Attack on Christian Religion in USA.” The program deals with President Obama’s attempts to violate religious freedom in the US, via Give Act and Hate Crime Legislation, and it points out that we must not look at a Messiah-like figure (e.g., Mussolini or Hitler) to be rescued from our problems.