- WorldNetDaily was first to reveal how Sunday sermons by U.S. pastors were being monitored by organizations which then threaten to report the churches to the Internal Revenue Service if they hear political messages they deem inappropriate under federal guidelines on tax-exempt status.
- The commission charged with investigating events leading to the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks on Americaoverlooked more than 10 years of connections and cooperation between Saddam Hussein’s regime and al-Qaida, WorldNetDaily reported June 18. Despite overwhelming evidence of links between them, the 9-11 commission’s report acknowledged that while Osama bin Laden made overtures to Hussein in the mid-1990s, they “do not appear to have resulted in a collaborative relationship.”
- WorldNetDaily reported in March that the non-profit, tax-exempt organization representing the families of September 11 victims critical of campaign ads by President Bush is a project of the Tides Center, which has received millions of dollars in charitable contributions from foundations chaired by Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of former presidential candidate John Kerry. As previously reported by WND, the Tides Foundation, one of Heinz Kerry’s favorite distributors of charitable funds, sponsors to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars radical groups that, among other things, protest the U.S. invasion of Iraq, demand open U.S. borders, provide the legal defense of suspected terrorists and promote the spread of Islamist ideology in the U.S.
- A U.S. Customs Department whistleblower told WorldNetDaily in February that ramps or the “back side” of major airports are wide open to penetration and have been used by alien and drug smugglers since Sept. 11, 2001. Fearing exploitation by terrorists and frustrated by what she saw as corruption in the middle management of her former agency, fired Customs Agent Diane Kleiman took her case to John Ashcroft. Kleiman told WND during her tenure at New York’s JFK, she was amazed to discover baggage handlers, maintenance workers, food service employees and ground personnel – many of whom have never had a background check – enjoy easy access to aircraft. Her findings were later confirmed by Homeland Security Department officials, as reported by WorldNetDaily.
- WND was the first to report on an effort by Baptist activists to get the Southern Baptist Convention to pass a resolution calling on the millions of members of the denomination to pull their kids out of government schools and either homeschool them or send them to Christian schools. The resolution ultimately failed.
- WorldNetDaily, which has always kept an eye on Internet giant Google, first reporting that the popular search engine dumped a Christian advertiser because the ministry’s site includes the condemnation of homosexuality. Google claimed the group promoted “hate.”
- During the final ceremony to honor late President Ronald Reagan at the Reagan Library in California, WND exclusively reported that the Pledge of Allegiance was recited by guests in attendance, with at least one notable exception – California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- On Independence Day weekend, WND broke the story of a NASCAR racetrack in Virginia banning the flying of flags, prompting at least eight employees to quit their jobs. Following the national exposure, the track pulled a U-turn within two days and lifted the rule.
- Calling the approval of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts “the straw that broke the camel’s back,” a group of Christian activists began an effort to have one state secede from the United States to become its own sovereign nation.
- WND reporter-intern Sarah Kupelian reported that a survey conducted by the Associated Press – which showed a surprisingly large percentage of Americans in favor of upholding the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade abortion decision – was based on a misleading poll question that told respondents Roe legalized abortion only in the first three months of pregnancy, rather than throughout the entire nine months. After several weeks of pursuing both AP and its polling partner, Ipsos Public Affairs, for comment, Kupelian reported that AP and Ipsos claimed they had conducted another almost-identical “correction” poll, minus the controversial wording. The problem is, Ipsos doesn’t list any details of the alleged Dec. 3-5 correction poll – or even acknowledge its existence – on its website where all other AP polls are shown.
- The world’s largest association of psychologists, the American Psychological Association, surprised many with its controversial endorsement of same-sex marriage. But as WND Managing Editor David Kupelian revealed, the APA’s decision was made by a seven-member panel of homosexual activists and/or supporters. In fact, one member of the panel was a deaf lesbian, Dr. Candace A. McCullough, who had previously incited a national firestorm of criticism when she and her lesbian partner, also deaf, used artificial insemination to intentionally produce deaf children.
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