Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Obviously I could have used some help. Well, Independent Conservative comes to my rescue with an awesome post and link that explains this Kwanzaa dielimizaa. Thank you brother!
Despite the fact that ignorant blacks spend countless hours in church every week, they still feel obligated to celebrate this nonsense. Virtually nothing presents a clearer case of blindly following others for NO LOGICAL REASON than their unyielding support of this fake holiday, Kwanzaa.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
posted September 29, 2006 by Mark Rose at Right Minded.
Well, it had to happen sooner or later. The ACLU is suing the Wilson County school system for religious activities at Lakeview Elementary in Mt. Juliet, thereby violating "separation of church and state."
- Alleging that a Mt. Juliet elementary school Christmas play, a group of praying parents, a national prayer day and teacher-led prayer in class are among a range of religious activities that violate the separation of church and state, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee filed a suit in federal court yesterday.
The suit was filed on behalf of two Old Hickory parents, who said the activities were "highly offensive" and subjected their young son - a kindergartener at the school last year - to "religious proselytizing."
- "Religious freedom for everyone is jeopardized when public schools promote and endorse religious activities," ACLU-TN executive director Hedy Weinberg said in a news release. "In addition, the sponsorship of religious activities in Wilson County public schools broadcasts a divisive message to the religiously pluralistic community of Wilson County.
Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, the suit seeks a preliminary injunction, asking that defendants be stopped from engaging in any future, similar religious activities. It also seeks attorneys' fees and compensatory or nominal damages," for "emotional distress" and for the cost of homeschooling their son.
The suit says the religious activities led the parents to pull their son out of school to homeschool him.
1. There is no separation of church and state. The First Amendment states, in part, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." A simple rendering of the English language refutes the concept of "separation of church and state." The Wilson County school system is not Congress, no laws have been made, and no religion has been established. Remember, the Bill of Rights was never intended as a restriction on individuals. It is a restriction on government that guarantees the civil liberties of individuals. By filing its lawsuit, the ACLU is attempting to enlist the government (the judiciary) to place restrictions on individuals. And if you want to argue the establishment clause, then I will argue the free exercise clause.
2. The ACLU is demanding that Lakeview Elementary end its Christmas play, its group of praying parents, recognition of the national day of prayer, and teacher-led prayer in class because of the wishes of one child's parents. Lakeview Elementary has an enrollment of 591 students, yet the school is expected to stop these things because of one student. What about the other 590 students?
- School officials would not comment Thursday on the lawsuit, but several parents who were told of the legal action as they picked up their children from school said they stood behind the school in offering the religious activities.
"I think it's absurd that anybody would sue over that," said Donna Crowson, as she sat in line to pick up her two grandchildren at Lakeview. "They have a right to do that, I believe. The child doesn't have to participate. Parents don't have to participate."
- Other parents said they were drawn to the school because of its Christian activities.
- Mike and Cindy Davison, who have a kindergartner at the school, moved to Mt. Juliet from Davidson County eight years ago. The environment at Lakeview was a big factor in the decision, they said.
"As far as the curriculum and the environment and the staff, it's as close to a private school as you can get. I believe that goes along with the Christian theme they have," said Cindy Davison, who said her family reads the Bible every day.
3. The offended parents want retribution for the cost of homeschooling their child. That's odd, because there is a large and growing number of Christian parents who homeschool in order to avoid the secularism that pervades public school systems in the United States. I have yet to hear of one Christian parent suing a school district to recover the cost of homeschooling.
4. "But Mark," you ask, "what if it were a Muslim prayer instead of a Christian prayer?" That's not even a relevant question. We are not a Muslim community. We are a Christian community. That's not to say that every single resident of Mt. Juliet professes Christianity, but Christianity is the overwhelming religion of choice here, and Lakeview Elementary is simply reflecting the values of the community. Furthermore, if it were a Muslim prayer, I'm not convinced the ACLU would come after the school. After all, the ACLU isn't against religion. It's just against Christianity.
By the way, the Tennessean has excellent coverage of the story in today's paper:
Wilson County faces questions over religion in classroomProposed course in Wilson County uses Bible as only text, draws scrutiny
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Unfortunately, in todays world many would find President Lincoln's words offensive. His words and such unrevised History will never be uttered in public schools across our nation. This day was actually a day of "Thanksgiving and Praise." Obviously, deleting the word 'Praise' makes sure God is not included in our celebratation. God, the original giver of all things, gone.
Not at my table. God will be first. All our thanks and praise is His and His alone! Thank you Lord for placing your gracious eternal hand on my life!
The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.
In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.
Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.
No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- A flier from a group called Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, or PFOX, has started a controversy in Silver Spring.
The flier was handed out during homeroom to students at Montgomery Blair High School.
News4's Miguel Almaguer reported that gay students at the high school said the group behind it is homophobic.
Once again, any discussion is out of the question. False accusations and name calling are more effective in silencing those who disagree.
The school said it had no choice but to pass it out.
Passing responsiblity is also popular among Godless liberal educators.
PFOX says it reaches out to gay teens offering unconditional love and support to homosexuals who want to become straight.
Promoting a way out of a gay lifestyle, the nonprofit group offers to expose teenagers to "ex-gay" people.
"What we're saying is that, if you have unwanted same-sex attraction -- and there is a difference -- then there are alternatives, and homosexual feelings can be overcome," said Regina Griggs of PFOX.
The one-page handout taken home by hundreds and thrown out by others created a firestorm on campus.
Administrators, faculty and students quickly blasted the group as an anti-gay, homophobic organization.
PFOX claims it's a resource for students.
Avi Edelman, president of the Gay Straight Student Alliance, said that message is a sham.
No Avi Edelman, the only 'sham' is your insistence that homosexuality be celebrated while keeping young people in the dark about how it destroys lives, both spiritually and physically.
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
Homosexuality is a symptom of fallen humanity. Paul is describing it as unnatural and unseemly. It has nothing to do with 'love' and it should never be celebrated or embraced as we would not any other deceptive lie or sin!
Read entire article here: WND
"And Tango Makes Three" is an illustrated children's book about two male penguins that raise a baby penguin. It's based on a true story of two male penguins in New York City's Central Park Zoo that "adopt" a fertilized egg and raise the chick as their own. Some concerned parents see the book as a homosexual propaganda piece and want it removed from the library's regular shelves. A parent would have to consent before his or her child could check out the book.
There's no doubt the book is being pushed as a homosexual primer to soften up young minds for the more scholarly propaganda. In "Biological Exuberance," author Bruce Bagemihl claims, "The world is, indeed, teeming with homosexual, bisexual and transgendered creatures of every stripe and feather. ... From the Southeastern Blueberry Bee of the United States to more than 130 different bird species worldwide, the 'birds and the bees,' literally, are queer."
Here's the premise: Whatever animals do in nature is natural. What's natural is normal. What's normal is moral. So if penguins engage in homosexual behavior, then that behavior must be natural, normal and moral. How can we mere mortals impose our rules of sexual behavior on what's natural in the animal kingdom? Homosexuals extrapolate that what animals do naturally in nature applies to what higher animals can do naturally without judgment. But the lower animal/higher animal model breaks down when other so-called natural behaviors in animals are considered. For example, the Bible states, "It has happened to them according to the true proverb, 'A dog returns to its own vomit' (Proverbs 26:11) and, 'A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.'" (2 Peter 2:22) Now, I would like to see the homosexual propagandists explain how these behaviors might explain the normality of animal behavior and its human parallels.
...Of course, given Darwinian assumptions, there is no way to condemn rape on moral grounds. The same could be said for homosexual behavior and everything else. If we are truly the products of evolution, then there can be no moral judgments about anything. So then, if the homosexuals want to use penguins as their moral model, then they need to take all animal behavior into consideration when they build their moral worldview. If we should follow the animal world regarding homosexual penguins and thereby regard human homosexual behavior as normal, then we must be consistent and follow the animal world regarding rape, eating our young and eating our neighbors – and decriminalize these behaviors as well.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Fox News Reports this: WASHINGTON — Pentagon guidelines that classified homosexuality as a mental disorder now put it among a list of conditions or "circumstances" that range from bed-wetting to fear of flying.
...The guidelines outline retirement or other discharge policies for service members with physical disabilities. The rules include sections that describes other specific conditions, circumstances and defects that also could lead to retirement, but are not physical disabilities.
Among the conditions are stammering or stuttering, dyslexia, sleepwalking, motion sickness, obesity, insect venom allergies and homosexuality.
Interesting. I wonder why they excluded Godless liberal from the list?
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Well, I just finished watching Joel Osteen again last tonight. What a great uplifting message he has! I see why so many flock to his sermons. It is, however, sad he is leading folks in the opposite direction of the true Biblical God. Joel's heart is in the right place I suspect, but unfortunately his message leaves way too many on the same well traveled path towards eternal Separation from God. Are we reminded enough times that more people will go to Hell than Heaven according to Jesus Christ Himself ? I don't think we are. All too many people thinking they are saved, yet an enemy of God even as they sit in church. False doctrine makes False converts to Christ. Even if they sit in church every Sunday, feed the hungry, help the poor, smile all day long, give more than 10% of their income, help those in need, make friends with everyone they meet, etc... There are others who are also very concerned with Osteen's message as I am, and why I write this.
A life in Christ, is dead to this world and all it has to offer. Do we think our 'good' acts make us a 'good' person in God's sight? Do we think our 'good' intentions make us 'good' in God's sight? Do we think we can actually earn God's favor? EARN God's favor, as Osteen teaches? Even after what Christ did on the cross for us? We should think again. We smell of sin's death before a God so Holy His mere shadow would blind and kill us. I wish Osteen would speak of that Biblical truth. God has only ONE ultimate thing in mind for us. It ain't got nothing to do with our earthly happiness, job, money, sex, friends, family etc... it is our salvation. That is not achieved by us saying or speaking the words "Christ is my savior and I accecpt Him". It is achieved by our heart being truly convicted by our sins, and a life changing faith in Christ for paying our due penalty of an eternal Death sentence in hell. Which we all deserve standing before an all Just Holy God as our Judge.
"Thank you Jesus!" should take on a new meaning, eh?
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Date 11-13-06 8:30pm EST.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad enters the room and sits down across from me. We are at my home residence just 77 miles outside of Washington DC.
Mark: Welcome Mr. President, do I call you Mr. President or should I call you something else?
Ahmadinejad: What is that I smell? are you cooking here?
Mark: Ahh, I am not sure, 'hey honey! are you cooking something in the kitchen?"
inaduible screams from my wife. I think she said "what?!".
Ahmadinejad: Your house is very nice. Do all American live like this?
Mark: Humm, Man , I hope not! We are pretty ordinary folks Mr. President. But were pretty happy with what we have.
Ahmadinejad: So, why do you Americans and the Bush Devil hate my country so much?
Mark: You have said that Israel no longer had any reason to exist and would soon disappear. Your exact words, and I quote 'This regime, thanks to God, has lost the reason for its existence.'
Ahmadinejad: Is that a picture of Dolly Parton on your wall?
Mark: ahh, No. You also called Israeli leaders a "group of terrorists" . Why?
Ahmadinejad: I believe Dolly Parton's breast are an act of revenge against her husband! The whole world knows that the U.S. and Britain are enemies of the Iranian nation!
Mark: ok, but what about..
Ahmadinejad: No woman should bare her breasts in that manner! ever! Where did you get that picture? Please tell me where I may find one.
Mark: What picture?
Ahmadinejad: Do you mind if I smoke?
Mark: Well, I would prefer you didn't, maybe we could..
Ahmadinejad: Thank you.
Mark: ok, I guess you can smoke. You have said the Nazis' slaughter of 6 million Jews during World War II was a myth, and that Israel should be wiped off the map or moved to Germany or the United States. Do you really believe this?
Ahmadinejad: Tell me, where would a man like me meet someone like Britany Spears? Near here? I could make her happy woman, like no other man could.
Mark: Well then, ok. I suppose Hollywood.
Ahmadinejad: The Zionists and their protectors are the most detested people in all of humanity, and the hatred is increasing every day!
Mark: Who? people in Hollywood?
Ahmadinejad: The worse their crimes, the quicker they will fall!
Mark: What are we talking about here?
Ahmadinejad: I believe the German people are prisoners of the Holocaust. More than 60 million were killed in World War II . . . The question is: Why is it that only the Jews are at the center of attention
Mark: are you kidding me?
Ahmadinejad: Do you know Britney Spears?
Mark: no, not personally. Can we..
Ahmadinejad: Although the main solution is for the elimination of the Zionist regime, at this stage an immediate cease-fire must be implemented!
Mark: Alrighty then. Thank you for your time. I appreciate it.
Ahmadinejad: Can I have a Coke a Cola?
Mark: I have beer. Would you like a beer?
Ahmadinejad: the most detested people in all humanity
Mark: Who me? or the beer?
Ahmadinejad: They kill women and children, young and old. And, behind closed doors, they make plans for the advancement of their evil goals.
Mark: Thanks again!
All in all, I thought the interview went pretty well. He smelled kind of funny and he was a bit smug at times. He actually took with him all my Miller Lite. I thought that was a little rude. But he was my guest, so I let it slide.
Thanks again to all my staff! You guys and gals are just the best!
Ten Commandments stunner: Feds lying at Supreme Court
Government tells modern visitors it's Bill of Rights being honored
Every argument before the U.S. Supreme Court and every opinion the justices deliver comes in the presence of the Ten Commandments, God's law given to Moses on a fire-scorched mountain, and now represented for the United States in the very artwork embedded in the high court structure.
In today's world of revisionist history, the proof comes through the work of a California pastor who visited the Supreme Court building recently when he was in Washington and was surprised that what the tour guides were telling him wasn't the same thing as what he was seeing.
Todd DuBord, pastor of the Lake Almanor Community Church in California, said he was traveling with his wife, Tracy, and was more than startled during recent visits to the courthouse and two other historic locations to discover the stories of the nation's heritage had been sterilized of Christian references.
His entire research compilation is available online.
...Further research produced information that in 1987 the building was designated a National Historic Landmark, and came under control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, and under the new management the handbook was rewritten in 1988. The Ten Commandments reference was left out of that edition, and nothing replaced it.
The next reference found said only the frieze "symbolizes early written laws" and then in 1999, the reference first appeared to that depiction being the "Ten Amendments to the Bill of Rights."
"The more I got into it (his research), the more I saw Christianity had been abandoned from history," he told WND.
When he asked, his recent tour guide denied there were any Ten Commandments representations in the Supreme Court building, he said.
Such denial, he said, left him stunned.
Monday, November 13, 2006
they would have cared a lot more about Mary Stachowicz
if she were “gay,”
and if her murderer, Nick Gutierrez, were not.
read story here.
The other day, my nine year old son wanted to know why we were at war ..My husband looked at our son and then looked at me. My husband and I were in the Army during the Gulf War and we would be honored to serve and defend our Country again today. I knew that my husband would give him a good explanation. My husband thought for a few minutes and then told my son to go stand in our front living room window.
He said "Son, stand there and tell me what you see?"
"I see trees and cars and our neighbor's houses."
"OK, now I want you to pretend that our house and our yard is the United States of America and you are President Bush."
Our son giggled and said "OK."
"Now son, I want you to look out the window and pretend that every house and yard on this block is a different country" my husband said.
"OK Dad, I'm pretending."
"Now I want you to stand there and look out the window and pretend you see Saddam come out of his house with his wife, he has her by the hair and is hitting her. You see her bleeding and crying. He hits her in the face, he throws her on the ground, then he starts to kick her to death. Their children run out and are afraid to stop him, they are screaming and crying, they are watching this but do nothing because they are kids and they are afraid of their father. You see all of this, son....what do you do?"
" What do you do son?"
"I'd call the police, Dad."
"OK. Pretend that the police are the United Nations. They take your call. They listen to what you know and saw but they refuse to help. What do you do then son?"
"Dad.......... but the police are supposed to help!"
My son starts to whine.
"They don't want to son, because they say that it is not their place or your place to get involved and that you should stay out of it," my husband says.
"But Dad...he killed her!!" my son exclaims.
"I know he did...but the police tell you to stay out of it. Now I want you to look out that window and pretend you see our neighbor who you're pretending is Saddam turn around and do the same thing to his children."
"Daddy...he kills them?"
"Yes son, he does. What do you do?"
"Well, if the police don't want to help, I will go and ask my next door neighbor to help me stop him." our son says.
"Son, our next door neighbor sees what is happening and refuses to get involved as well. He refuses to open the door and help you stop him," my husband says.
"But Dad, I NEED help!!! I can't stop him by myself!!"
"WHAT DO YOU DO SON?" Our son starts to cry.
"OK, no one wants to help you, the man across the street saw you ask for help and saw that no one would help you stop him.
He stands taller and puffs out his chest. Guess what he does next son?"
"He walks across the street to the old ladies house and breaks down her door and drags her out, steals all her stuff and sets her house on fire and then...he kills her. He turns around and sees you standing in the window and laughs at you. WHAT DO YOU DO?"
"WHAT DO YOU DO?" Our son is crying and he looks down and he whispers, "I'd close the blinds, Daddy."
My husband looks at our son with tears in his eyes and asks him. "Why?"
"Because Daddy.....the police are supposed to help people who needs them...and they won't help.... You always say that neighbors are supposed to HELP neighbors, but they won't help either...they won't help me stop him...I'm afraid....I can't do it by myself Daddy.....I can't look out my window and just watch him do all these terrible things and...and.....do nothing...so....I'm just going to close the blinds.... so I can't see what he's doing........and I'm going to pretend that it is not happening."
I start to cry. My husband looks at our nine year old son standing in the window, looking pitiful and ashamed at his answers to my husband's questions and he says... "Son"
"Open the blinds because that man.... he's at your front door... "WHAT DO YOU DO?"
My son looks at his father, anger and defiance in his eyes. He balls up his tiny fists and looks his father square in the eyes, without hesitation he says: " I DEFEND MY FAMILY DAD!! I'M NOT GONNA LET HIM HURT MOMMY OR MY SISTER, DAD!!! I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM, DAD, I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM!!!!!"
I see a tear roll down my husband's cheek and he grabs our son to his chest and hugs him tight, and says... " It's too late to fight him, he's too strong and he's already at YOUR front door son.....you should have stopped him BEFORE he killed his wife, and his children and the old lady across the way .
You have to do what's right, even if you have to do it alone, before its too late" my husband whispers. THAT scenario I just gave you is WHY we are at war with Iraq. When good men stand by and let evil happen son, THAT is the greatest atrocity in the world. "YOU MUST NEVER BE AFRAID TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT
EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO DO IT ALONE!" BE PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! BE PROUD OF OUR TROOPS!! SUPPORT THEM!!! SUPPORT AMERICA SO THAT IN THE FUTURE OUR CHILDREN WILL NEVER HAVE TO CLOSE THEIR BLINDS..."
Steven R Chandler, CMSgt
332 ELRS/Vehicle Management
Flight Balad Air Base, Iraq
Monday, November 06, 2006
It's long, but well worth it!
Early 20th-century author G.K. Chesterton once observed that when men refuse to believe in God (as Scripture reveals him), they don't believe in nothing, they believe in anything.
In Paul's view (which Chesterton shared) humankind are not atheists by nature, but worshippers. When people en masse become futile in thought and dark in heart, says Paul, and reject the concept of an omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, holy, loving, and sometimes wrathful God, they don't cease to worship, they cast about for something else than God to worship.
Those who reject God, says Paul, begin the worship-"exchange" of God for something else with some kind of embodiment of things he created. In more primitive societies, people create and worship material images of animals, celestial bodies or other natural phenomena -- or idealized images of human beings themselves.
In more sophisticated societies, worship of creation may become more "intellectualized"; people may revere "the cosmos" or "the mind of man" or anything else awe-inspiring, but less threatening, than the omnipotent Deity Paul speaks of.
Almost inevitably, people trying to find the God-less object most worth of their reverence end their search with the highest natural manifestation of creation, humanity itself. (We might refer to this stage as discovering the essence of what's known today as secular humanism.)
In Paul's frame of reference, the highest of all created beings in spirit, intellect and authority is man. And, as Paul says elsewhere, his view is that the male gender possesses the higher authority of the two genders. Thus, Paul posits, when God-less human beings seek an ultimate being to worship other than God, they eventually conclude their search revering the most awe-inspiring and esthetically beautiful specimen(s) of humanity itself. At this point, Paul implies,"
God [gives] them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator -- who is forever praised. Amen" (vs. 24-26). In most cultures that have taken this direction, fervent admiration (approaching or encompassing) worship of human male and female forms becomes common.
Friday, October 20, 2006
An estimated 43 Million children where murdered before they could celebrate their birthday.
PP has become the nations largest operator of abortion clinics, and the Worlds largest provider of abortions.
PP has promoted rampant promiscuity without even token commentary to abstinence or restraint.
PP has fought against virtually all limits to abortion, including: parental consent laws, informed consent laws, waiting period laws, and laws limiting abortion by term or age of the unborn.
PP is funded, largely, by our tax dollars. In 2004 $265.2M in tax funding went to Planned Parenthood.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Luke 13:24 Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
"For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it."
21-23 Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
22"Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'
23"And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'
Matthew 7: 24-27 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.
25"And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.
26"Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.
27"The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell--and great was its fall."
Matthew 7: 15-20 Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
16"You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?
17"So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.
18"A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
19"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20"So then, you will know them by their fruits.
No one is saved in Groups. Your eternity is personal. You, and you alone, will choose which gate you will enter.
There will be many people that 'loved' the Sermon on the Mount, in Hell.
Seek God's Truth with all your heart and strength! It will take that to Live, and a Bible.
Nothing else will be acceptable before God than the Righteousness of Christ, not your own!
Check your worldy wisdom, knowledge, desires, and pride at the gate of God's Kingdom.
May His will be done, not our own.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Attention Liberal Shoppers: Tissues can be found on aisle 6, next to the Do-It Yourself - fetus be gone Kits.
Source: Mark A. Rose, Right Minded:
To update the Right Minded column that ran on November 29, 2004, a federal judge has ruled that stickers proclaiming the fallibility of evolution must be removed from science textbooks in Cobb County, Georgia. The stickers were added after more than 2,000 parents complained the textbooks presented evolution as fact, without mentioning competing ideas about our origins, such as intelligent design.
Six parents and the American Civil Liberties Union sued, contending the disclaimers violated separation of church and state and unfairly singled out evolution from thousands of other scientific theories as suspect. The stickers read "This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully and critically considered."
So more than 2,000 parents wanted the stickers, six didn't, and guess who won? Indeed, U.S. District Judge Clarence Cooper sided with the small minority, ruling the stickers represented an unconstitutional endorsement of religion.
In another case, atheist Michael Newdow, who successfully lobbied the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to strike the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance in 2002, most recently brought a suit to federal court to have prayer banned from President Bush's inauguration. Displaying the intolerance that has become the trademark of the anti-Christian left, Newdow claimed that hearing religious references in the inauguration would cause "irreparable damage" to him. (Advice to Michael Newdow: buy earplugs.)
Fortunately, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates ruled against Newdow. But it's still ironic that liberals often throw out such lines as "with all the starving children and people without healthcare, I can't believe you're worried about (some conservative cause)." Yet liberals will crawl over the American landscape with a magnifying glass and a scrubbing pad looking for references to God. So I guess the proper retort here is "with all the starving children and people without healthcare, I can't believe you're worried about an inauguration prayer."
Or, to re-phrase a quote from Bill Clinton, "removing a prayer never created a job or educated a child, or helped a family make ends meet. Banning God never cleaned up a toxic waste dump or helped an elderly person."
Seriously, what these two cases illustrate -- among a much larger collection of like instances -- is an absurd miscarriage of what we have come to know as "separation of church and state." It's time for a refresher.
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution begins "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." The first part is known as the Establishment Clause. The second part is known as the Free Exercise Clause. Overall, it's perhaps the most misinterpreted sixteen words in the entire Constitution.
When the Bill of Rights was written in 1789, several states had their own religions. The Establishment Clause was written to prevent Congress from establishing a national church, which would have trumped the various state churches. The words "separation of church and state" do not appear in the Constitution, explicitly or implicitly. That phrase was found in a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptists dated January 1, 1802.
The phrase "separation of church and state" wasn't introduced into American jurisprudence until 1947 by Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black (Everson v. Board of Education). This was 158 years after Congress passed the Bill of Rights.
There are three elements to the Establishment Clause. They are: (1) Congress must (2) make a law that (3) establishes a religion. So let's apply the two aforementioned cases to the First Amendment under its proper context.
In the first case, regarding science textbooks in Cobb County, Georgia, Judge Cooper effectively threw out any challenges to evolution because they represented an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. Now, the Cobb County school board is not Congress, so right away the First Amendment does not apply.
In the second case, the President had prayer at his inauguration. Again, the President of the United States isn't Congress, so the First Amendment is not applicable. Michael Newdow's suit therefore didn't even deserve a ruling. It should have been thrown out because of its irrelevance to the First Amendment.
That individuals such as Michael Newdow even get attention from the press and the legal system illustrate the serious degree to which the Establishment Clause has been misapplied. That groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and especially their accomplices on the bench, have stretched the First Amendment far beyond its original meaning is the result of a judiciary that is far more intent on imposing its own beliefs than correctly interpreting the Constitution. What we have forgotten is that the court system is not the law of the land. The Constitution is.
Re-defining words is how the Establishment Clause has been misused to the point that "under God," textbook stickers, Ten Commandments plaques, and nativity scenes have all been declared unconstitutional in various places by various judges. Those who push for separation of church and state often produce quotes by our founders which supposedly conform to the present-day separationists' warped point-of-view. However, like nearly every other aspect of liberalism, separation of church and state is a concept that can be easily refuted by scrutinizing evidence and a careful definition of words.
Monday, September 25, 2006
This from self proclaimed "Neurotic Christian lesbian with ADD/OCD/PMS/SAD/ESP" and author, Deb Pasquella.
The Post is titled: Am I Weak In Faith?
This is part of her response to an email someone sent her.
...I disagree. I feel that homosexuals are born this way. What explains my desire at the age of two years old, to be a boy? Or to have crushes on all my little girlfriends that I played with while growing up? I was attracted to the same sex at a very early age. I was never sexually abused, nor did I come from a broken home--so those statistics go right out the door.
And yes, God NEVER makes mistakes. And being gay is NOT a sickness---we do agree upon that.
Those are my views, my beliefs, what's in my heart, and what ""I"" see to be the "TRUTH". For you, it may be differently, and that's okay. I really appreciate you emailing me with your thoughts and concerns.
When a 'Christian' says truth for each individual is different and God is 'OK' with that, there is a big problem. That is a lie straight from the depths of Hell. Getting God's children to accept false doctrine in the name of love, tolerance, and a little magic forgiveness juice from Jesus...is one of Satan's most successful tools.
Unfortuantely Deb and her Godless crowd eat it up, lickin' fingers and plate. Using Biblical doctrine is not necessary to find Truth? The truth lies in what works for "us".? What a 'nice message'! No wonder so many eat it up... It requires NOTHING from us! What a mockery of Christ's work on the cross.
Deb's philoshophy is absolutely against God's word. Listening to a grown woman justify her sexuality based on her feelings at the age of two, in my opinion is a desperate cry for H E L P !
I wish she would at lest get out her Bible, read it, study it, before making such unbiblical claims.
Spiritual discernment starts with your desire for it. If you seek only to be happy, healthy, and wealthy, you will not be spiritually discerning. You must be humble enough to admit your need to develop discernment. Proverbs 2:2-5 says, "Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding; for if you cry for discernment, lift your voice for understanding; if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will discern the fear of the Lord, and discover the knowledge of God." Are you willing to follow the path that leads to spiritual discernment? John MacArthur
I will leave with this little "PSA": Sex, lies and the pulpit, by DL Foster
(1) You give your life to Christ and make him LORD over your sexuality.
(2) You live a life of sexual abstinence if you are single.
(3) You remain sexually faithful to your husband/wife if married.
(4) You stop supporting the idea that sex is nothing more than an uncontrollable urge.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Last year, in defiance of public opinion, the government passed a law redefining Marriage to include same-sex couples. This past year the federal, provincial and municipal governments provided St. Stephen’s House in Toronto with funding of $7.8 million.
One of the “educational” projects undertaken by this organization was the production of The Little Black Book – A Book on Healthy Sexuality. This book purports to be a guide to personal and sexual development for teenage girls. In reality, it is a shockingly pornographic and deeply offensive piece of political and cultural propaganda.
The Little Black Book is a virtual ‘how to’ guide for promiscuity, both heterosexual and homosexual. It teaches that only 10 % of the population is heterosexual compared with 10 % who are homosexual. The rest (80 %), according to the so-called guide, are bi-sexual.
The book includes a chapter entitled “My First Time F***ing a Girl and provides explicit instructions on how to perform oral, anal and other sex acts. Those who counsel against such activity, especially parents, are derisively dismissed as bigots. Says one contributor: “A lot of parents are homophobic, and so are their children - until they get minds of their own.”
In addition the book advises: “If you need a figure to represent God The Holiness then for me she’s a fat, black dyke.”
More from WorldNetDaily:
What this statement has to do with healthy emotional and sexual development is beyond us," Ben-Ami said.
He said his concern is that government authorities now are reviewing the guide for its possible uses. In Canada, which legalized same-sex marriage about a year ago, school curricula that refers to a man-and-woman as a couple has to be dropped.
Schools and teachers, he said, therefore are looking for new materials reflecting the change in the law, and he fears this will be chosen.
"Our understanding is that the Manitoba Ministry of Education is currently assessing whether the book is appropriate," he said.
St. Stephen's, the originator of the concept, is being funded this year by three levels of government, city, provincial and federal, with allocations totaling almost $8 million, he said.
...Modern society, he said, appears to be implementing "bad social policy" almost in principle as a badge of not being religious.
"'The Little Black Book' is one of the most obscene and irresponsible 'educational' books we have come across," said the institute. "Canadians from all walks of life need to take action now to ensure that children are not exposed to its harmful influence."
...Reminding readers that it's intended for fairly young girls, it honors the 40th anniversary of the Barbie doll with a list of recommendations for the occasion.
Those include "Shave her head and give her a nose ring," "Have Barbie marry another Barbie," "Have her take part in an orgy," and "Give her leather bondage gear, a whip and chains."
It also lists "Fun alternatives to intercourse: Petting, Cyber sex, phone sex, kissing, making out, blowjob" and others.
It also offers tips about having sex that "help you make the jump and land with a smile."
Monday, September 18, 2006
In its 2004-2005 Biennial Report, the missions board of the United Methodist Church reported a total of 904 missionaries affiliated with the board.
However, it would be a mistake to assume that all 904 individuals are engaged in traditional Christian missions work.
One example is Susan Burgess. According to the website of the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM), the “ministry” to which she is commissioned by the GBGM’s deaconess program is to be an administrative assistant at a Northern California affiliate of Planned Parenthood.
Few United Methodists would agree that secretarial work for America’s largest abortion provider qualifies as Christian missionary service.
Even aside from moral qualms about abortion, there is much about Planned Parenthood that most United Methodists would find quite objectionable.
Like its parent body, Planned Parenthood-Shasta Diablo (where Burgess works) is very involved in far-left political activism. Last year, it lobbied in favor of a bill to “legalize same-sex marriage,” in blatant opposition to historic United Methodist Church teachings on marriage that have been affirmed by growing margins at the last few General Conferences. It also seeks to defend the legality of “aborting” infants who are already partially born, a practice condemned by the United Methodist Social Principles. Other political activities of Burgess’s employer include maintaining an “Action Fund” to help elect politicians who oppose any restriction on abortion and generating opposition to a proposed ballot initiative that would require its clinics to notify the parents of minor girls before performing abortion surgery on her.
Read the rest of report here.
Contact GBGM General Secretary Randy Day (email@example.com or call 212-870-3606) and Deaconness Program Executive Secretary Becky Dodson Louter (firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-870-3850) to respectfully protest the board’s endorsement of the work of Susan Burgess at Planned Parenthood. You may also wish to contact any GBGM Directors you may know to politely share your concerns, as well as the bishops who help lead the board: Bishop Joel Martinez (email@example.com), Bishop Violet Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org), Bishop Larry Goodpaster (email@example.com), Bishop Joseph Humper (firstname.lastname@example.org), Benjamin Justo (email@example.com), Bishop Øystein Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Bishop Bruce Ough (email@example.com), Bishop Edward Paup (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
..."In a bathhouse you meet a person in the flesh in a relatively safe and clean environment where everyone has the same agenda," said Bill Stackhouse, director of the Institute for Gay Men's Health at the Gay Men's Health Crisis, a group that fights AIDS in New York City.
"It's safer than the Internet, where all you have is a photo and maybe some video footage before you go to someone's home," he said.
There was a time before AIDS when the baths were more integrated into the gay male community," Stackhouse said. "Now they're looked upon as some last resort thing that you do privately and don't talk to your friends about."
Despite popular notions that the clubs are havens for illicit drug use and the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, they are also a place where a captive audience can be taught about safe sex, activists say.
"At least bathhouses are public and a place where you can educate people about disease prevention," said John Riley, of the New York chapter of ACT UP, an AIDS activist group.
"You can't get to them in other places," he said, referring to private sex parties and hooking up online, which have flourished, partly due to the lack of bathhouses.
Volunteers from GMHC visit the clubs twice monthly and hand out condoms and brochures on safe sex, said Mark Kornegay, a GMHC community health specialist.
...However, Peter said that he has encountered many men at the bathhouses who would rather not use protection.
Unprotected sex "seems to be coming back into vogue," he said. "There's a lot of advertising for it in the magazines and demand for it in the personals. I don't know why you'd put your life on the line."
This reminds me of Youth Center in Richmond, VA that was suppose to "help" kids at risk. The way the kids received help? The caring and concerned Adult Activists running the center took children (teenagers) to the "hottest gay clubs in Richmond" and helped teach strange Men how to properly use condoms. All in the name of "safe sex". Great work. eh?
If I am the only one who recognizes the predatory nature of this Beast, may God help us all!
Monday, September 11, 2006
After a few comments questioning the reliability of the Bible and it's many interpretations, I thought I would share this from The Christian Research Institute.
How many times has this happened to you? You quote the Bible in a conversation only to hear, “That’s just your interpretation?” Is one interpretation of the Bible as good as any other?
When someone says, “That’s just your interpretation,” usually what they are implying is that no one interpretation of the Bible is better than any other. But the Bible is not abstract art, which we can look at any way we want to. Instead, the Bible is a collection of history books, songs, proverbs, letters, sermons and prophecies — what they’re doing is simply playing with it.
Yet having said this, I’m well aware of the fact that people do interpret the bible very differently. You see to “interpret” the Bible properly, you just can’t take a part of it and interpret it in some fanciful manner. Some people, of course, do that, but they’re not really interpreting the Bible — what they’re doing is simply playing with it.
In addition, let me point out that most differences in Biblical interpretation by people who are seriously committed to understanding it, are pretty minor indeed. The big picture — who God is, what God has done in history, what God expects of us now, and what God has in store for us in the future — is pretty clear. The differences that remain are the kinds of differences you would really expect whenever finite, sinful human beings are trying to understand an infinite perfect God.
The next time someone says to you, “That’s just your interpretation,” you might try saying something like this, “Well, then, what’s your interpretation?” Ask them to show you just how their interpretation fits the language and context of the bible better. Often, here’s what you’re going to find, that the person is just making excuses to avoid having a close encounter with the clear teachings of the Word of God.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Hat Tip: The Real Deal!
"South Wales police admitted evangelical Christian Stephen Green was then charged purely because his pamphlets contained anti-gay quotations from the Bible.
Mr Green faces a court appearance today charged with using 'threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour' after his attempt to distribute the leaflets at the weekend 'Mardi Gras' event in Cardiff.
A spokesman for the police said the campaigner had not behaved in a violent or aggressive manner, but that officers arrested him because 'the leaflet contained Biblical quotes about homosexuality'.
...The leaflets were headed Same-Sex Love - Same-Sex Sex: What does the Bible Say?, and included a series of quotations from the 1611 King James Bible, a text usually regarded as one of the foundation stones of the English language.
Aimed at demonstrating Biblical disapproval of homosexual sex, they included from the Old Testament Leviticus 18.22, 'Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind: it is abomination'.
The leaflets also quoted Romans 1:25-27 from the New Testament, to the effect that homosexuals are given to 'vile affections'.
The handbills urged homosexuals to 'turn from your sins and you will be saved'.
The charge against Mr Green is that he used 'threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby', contrary to the Public Order Act 1986."
...Colin Hart of the Christian Institute think tank said: 'This was a very gentle leaflet. There was no use of words like "perversion". I have to wonder if churches, bishops and archbishops are now vulnerable to arrest for their views on homosexuality.
'It is noticeable that police never arrest Muslims who make remarks about homosexuality. They pick on Christians because it is easy, just as they pick on middle class drivers for speeding because it is easier than catching burglars.'
bold is mine.
Read article here!
The out and proud homosexual activist's cry for tolerance is pure crap!
Just as DL exposes today:
Trooper pays homage to der Führer
"What I admire about Besen is his take-no-prisoners attitude. He understands that we have to counter the Radical Christian Right and its hateful rhetoric strongly and forcefully--without apology." --Libby Post
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Since a few Commentators, by name & anonymous, continue to challenge me over and over regarding the same thing, "My Truth does not Equal God's truth" etc..
I offer this.
You and I are sinners and deserve God's Judgment & Punishment. We are Thieves (stealing once makes you a thief), Adulterers (thinking lustful thoughts), Murders (we hate), the list goes on. Hence God's laws which call for the Death of those who violate it. Hint: All have sinned, all deserve death. Ponder the FACT: Obeying the Ten Commandments has saved no one!
God's laws should convict your heart and have you dropping to your knees and crawling to the cross of Christ. What you do when you get to the cross, is up to you!
If you claim to be a 'Christian' and minimize your sins, like 'Gay Christians' and many others do, you remain an enemy of God even has you sit in church. For me Not to tell you that, would be like watching you burn while holding a Fire Extinguisher.
In addition, the Bible teaches us that God is not concerned with how well your earthly life is, i.e. Job, Money, Sex, Nice House, Car, Worldly Happiness and Pleasures etc...He is concerned about your Eternity, which will be spent with Him (Heaven) or Without Him (Hell!). Yes I said Hell. Imagine the apostle Paul, beaten, chained, bloody, and rejoicing in Christ! That's exactly what he did. Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me"NASB.
Unlike many others at this point in their lives, I will beg God to forgive me and accept the blood of Christ as payment for my sins. I have been convicted by God's laws, and through Christ I have been saved from death.
It is that awesome joy and gratefulness that compels me to live for and obey God. Therefore I walk in His Righteousness, Not my own.
Until you realize and accept these Biblical truths, you will remain without God and will be subject to His Righteous judgment. You will remain a 'false convert' leading others away from God and into Evil's hand. Woe to those that do that!
What would Jesus do?
...he wouldn't be shoving religion down people's throats!
...he wouldn't tell a woman who needs and abortion they are sinners!
...he wouldn't eat that disgusting meat!
Better Question..What DID Jesus do?
...He came to Confirm the Law!
Read Matthew 5:20-26 and consider this:
'Let none suppose that Christ allows his people to trifle with any commands of God's holy law. No sinner partakes of Christ's justifying righteousness, till he repents of his evil deeds. The mercy revealed in the gospel leads the believer to still deeper self-abhorrence. The law is the Christian's rule of duty, and he delights therein. If a man, pretending to be Christ's disciple, encourages himself in any allowed disobedience to the holy law of God, or teaches others to do the same, whatever his station or reputation among men may be, he can be no true disciple. Christ's righteousness, imputed to us by faith alone, is needed by every one that enters the kingdom of grace or of glory; but the new creation of the heart to holiness, produces a thorough change in a man's temper and conduct.'