o What is the
Kingdom of God? (EarsToHear.net) The Kingdom of God is not a religion. What
is a Kingdom? Who is is the King? What is the difference between a Republic
(Democracy) and a Kingdom?
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink;
but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Romans 14:17
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and
the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of
Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of
thy power; To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious
majesty of his kingdom. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion
endures throughout all generations. (Psalms 145:11-13) Who has delivered us from
the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear
Son: Colossians 1:13
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure
to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)
...God's joy is not man's joy. - These things have I spoken unto
you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. (John
15:11) And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your
heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you. (John 16:22) Now the
God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in
hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Romans 15:13 But the fruit of the
Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:23-23)
...God's peace is not man's peace. - Peace I leave with you, my
peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your
heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27) These things I have
spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have
tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33) For
he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of
partition between us; (Ephesians 2:14) And the peace of God, which passes all
understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ
Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)
...God's righteousness is not man's righteousness. -But we are all
as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do
fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. (Isaiah
64:6) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and
His righteousness; (Matthew 6:33a)
...Religion vs. The Kingdom - Worldwide there are more than
30,000 registered Christian denominations, yet only ONE Kingdom of God. The
Kingdom of God is not a religion, it is a form of government based upon the
legal terms (which are not theological terms) of righteousness and justice. How
did Jesus react and respond to those who were the religious sects? (See
"Righteousness, Obedience, Holiness" below.)
...Not a "religion" but a government In the Kingdom of God it is
not "we the people," it is "Thus says the Lord." Christians may be religious,
but not Kingdom wise. Christians living in western civilizations under
"democracies" may find it difficult to identify with Kingdom precepts. There are
no elections in the Kingdom, their is one King of Kings, Who is Lord of Lords.
While the U.S. Constitution has and can be amended, there are no
amendments that can be made to the Law of God, the Word of God. ...Adam and Eve
did not loose a religion, they lost the Kingdom of Heaven on earth (Genesis
1:26-31, 3:15), which is what Christ announced and restored. From that time
Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at
hand. (Mathew 4:17)
...Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That
which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is
spirit. (John 3:5-6 John 18:36)
...And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of
God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with
observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the
kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:20-21) God's plan is not for you to get
into heaven, God's plan is for Him to live in you.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another
Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom
the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, neither knows him: but you
know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you
comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world sees me no
more; but you see me: because I live, you shall live also. At that day you shall
know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. He that has my
commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall
be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to
him. Judas said unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that you will manifest
yourself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a
man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will
come unto him, and make our abode with him. (John 14:16-23)
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh
after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall
baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he
will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he
will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. John the Baptist - Matthew
Fascist Gay Lobby Wants to "Ruthlessly" Stamp-Out Opposition - By Gary
DeMar - t’s shocking how 1.6 percent of the population – I’m speaking of
LGBTers – are controlling our culture. Years ago they told us over and over
again that a person’s choice in sex partners shouldn’t matter. Now it seems
that’s all that matters. Michael Sam feels compelled to tell the world that he
has sex with other men, and he and his fellow-LGBTers demand that we accept his
choice in sex partners or else. While Sam said that “everyone
is entitled to their own opinions,” that’s not the way it’s working out.
It’s gotten so bad that a person can’t express an opinion on the subject without
being assaulted through numerous media channels.
o Sen. Warren May Be
Perceived as Populist, but She Embraces Cronyism (Heritage.org) The Left’s
Rising Star Supports Corporate Welfare. Sen. Elizabeth Warren may have the
reputation of a full-fledged populist, but when it comes to the Export-Import
Bank she embraces the political favoritism and cronyism it engenders. The left’s
rising star rarely holds her tongue on such issues, yet months into the debate
over the future of the taxpayer-backed Export-Import Bank, Senator Elizabeth
Warren remained silent.
While Warren happily continued her normal anti-Wall Street rhetoric
— “We need some more people who are willing to work on the side of America’s
families” — she avoided taking a stance on a taxpayer-backed institution that
benefits large corporations, foreign and domestic, at the expense of other U.S.
employers. On Monday, July 14th, Warren was at it again. Hitting the campaign
trail in West Virginia, she suggested well-connected special interests have
“plenty of folks in the U.S. Senate willing to work on their side.” Her critique
resonates, so we invited her to an event about “ending the Export-Import Bank.”
...Senator Warren believes that the Export-Import Bank helps create
American jobs and spur economic growth, but recognizes that there is room for
improvement in the bank’s operations. She looks forward to reviewing
re-authorization legislation if and when it is introduced. Warren’s response is
not quite what you would expect from someone who claims to be working “on the
side of American families.” Especially when the corporate-welfare machine she is
in support of “guarantees ‘free money,’ allowing [banks] to be more aggressive
in financing exports because taxpayers serve as the backstop if a deal fails.”
Warren is not the first on the so-called populist left to support
the Export-Import Bank. Others liberal leaders in favor of reauthorization
include former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid, and Senator Chuck Schumer. In response to her decision, Heritage Action
has made sure that all of the followers of the self proclaimed “enemy of greedy
corporations” see her position when it comes to actually fighting against
Top 10 Bipartisan Jobs Bills Blocked by Senate Democrats -
Capitol Hill Update - Under
the control of Senate Democrats, “The Senate went three months this spring
without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work
usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking,” The
Washington Post reports. “So few bills have been approved this year, and so
little else has gotten done, that many senators say they are spending most of
their time on insignificant and unrewarding work.”
Check out the stats.
Even Democrats have complained about the
Senate’s obstruction, and one actually said he was “furious.”
When President Obama tried to blame Republicans, his rhetoric didn’t match
reality and fact-checkers
called him out for it, noting the dozens of jobs bills listed on speaker.gov/jobs that
Senate Democrats are currently blocking. Here are just 10 of them, ranked
in order of bipartisan support:
- The Hire More Heroes Act (H.R. 3474) passed the House on March
11, 2014, with support from 183 Democrats. The Senate has done nothing.
- The Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools
Act (H.R. 10) passed the House on May 9, 2014, with support from 158 Democrats.
The Senate has done nothing.
- The Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) passed the House on December 5,
2013, with support from 130 Democrats. The Senate has done nothing.
- The Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act (H.R.
624) passed the House on April 18, 2013, with support from 92 Democrats. The
Senate has done nothing.
- The American Research and Competitiveness Act (H.R. 4438) passed
the House on May 9, 2014, with support from 62 Democrats. The Senate has done
- The America's Small Business Tax Relief Act (H.R. 4457) passed
the House on June 12, 2014, with support from 53 Democrats. The Senate has done
- The Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act (H.R. 6) passed
the House on June 25, 2014, with support from 46 Democrats. The Senate has done
- The S Corporation Permanent Tax Relief Act (H.R. 4453) passed the
House on June 12, 2014, with support from 42 Democrats. The Senate has done
- The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act (H.R. 2218) passed
the House on July 25, 2013, with support from 39 Democrats. The Senate has done
- The Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act (H.R.
1105) passed the House on December 4, 2013, with support from 36 Democrats. The
Senate has done nothing.
“These are just a few of the examples of what Republicans are
working on to foster more economic growth and more job creation in our country,”
Speaker Boehner said last
week. “For the nearly four years of our majority, Republicans have stayed
focused on the economy and on jobs. We’ve listened to the American people. Their
priorities are our priorities.” Instead of focusing on things like restricting
religious freedom, the Democrats who run the Senate should follow the
House’s lead and pass these jobs bills.
Progressives: The State Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want - By Doug
Giles - Psalm 666. A Psalm of Obama (To be sung by children, K-12,
every morning of their seven-day school week.)*
The State is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
It makes me lie down in federally owned pastures.
It leads me beside quiet waters in banned fishing areas.
It restores my soul through its control.
It guides me in the path of dependency for its namesake.
Even though our nation plunges into the valley of the shadow of debt,
I will fear no evil,
For Barack will be with me.
The Affordable Care Act and food stamps,
They comfort me.
You prepare a table of Michelle Obama approved foods before me in the presence
of my Conservative and Libertarian enemies.
You anoint my head with hemp oil;
My government regulated 16-ounce cup overflows.
Surely mediocrity and an entitlement mentality will follow me
All the days of my life,
And I will dwell in a low-rent HUD home forever and ever.
...The leading thought—the essential idea—is to get gullible Americans to fully
believe that Big Government will provide for them and that they will never be
left to want.
Franklin Graham: We Must Speak on Moral Issues, or ‘We Are Cowards and Deserve
Hell’ - By Michael W.
Chapman - (CNSNews.com) – Reverend Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham
Evangelistic Association and son of world renowned pastor Bill Graham, said that
Christians must preach the whole truth of the Bible and not avoid controversial
topics, such as sin and judgment, or “we are cowards and deserve Hell.”
He added that “sinful behavior that is excused and repackaged as
personal choice is Satan’s greatest deception,” and those preachers who minimize
sin to keep their pews filled and “make sinners comfortable in their sin,”
commit an egregious offense against God, who “has prepared a lake of fire for
those who reject His truth.”
In his column for the July-August issue of Decision magazine,
Rev. Graham said that followers of Jesus Christ, and “especially pastors and
church leaders,” must “speak the truth of Scripture, calling sin what it is,”
adding that “it is not just a debate about abortion or homosexuality” because
“all sin is immorality – and all immorality is evil.”
“If we as God’s people refuse to speak about sin because it will
make others uncomfortable, we are cowards,” said Rev. Graham. “The definition of
a coward is one who refuses to do the right thing for fear of consequences. … We
are soldiers in God’s army, and we cannot stand down on biblical issues out of
fear of being labeled a homophobe or judge.”
“There was a day when God’s messengers preached against
drunkenness,” he said. “Unfortunately, this is seldom heard from the pulpit
anymore; rather, there is widespread acceptance of the intoxicating drug. When
preaching falls short of God’s whole truth, it becomes easier to overlook or
redefine evil behavior.”
He continued, “There are those who minimize this astounding message [of Christ
and the Bible] in an effort to make sinners comfortable in their sin. This is
egregious to Almighty God, and He has prepared a lake of fire for those who
reject His truth. In other words, there is grave danger in not preaching, as the
apostles did, the whole Gospel.”
“Just as our nation has drifted from the strict interpretation of
the U.S. Constitution, so has the church seriously drifted from taking God at
His Word,” said Rev. Graham. “Sin is destructive to people, to families, to
nations and to the church. Sinful behavior that is excused and repackaged as
personal choice is Satan’s greatest deception.”
“His greatest victories today take place within the church by those
who remain silent; who are not aware of his divisive presence,” the reverend
continued. “The Body of Christ must recognize that we have allowed Satan to
distract us with non-essentials. It is time to get back to the basic teaching of
“It is cowardice to excuse sin by claiming we have no right to
judge what God has already judged,” he said. “There is only one personal choice
that decides where we spend eternity; if we choose Christ and all He stands for,
we gain Heaven; if we deny Christ’s Word, we are cowards and deserve Hell.”
o America's Moral
Decline (EarsToHear.net) "Fundamentally transforming" the Republic into
Marxism. Will "We the people" of Biblical Moral Virtue restore the Republic for
which it stands or wll "we the sheeple" continue to vote for Progressive
Marxism? Conveniently ignoring the opening
paragraph of America's first official document and falsely claiming that the
Constitution promoted a "wall of separation."
"It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are
apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth -- and listen to the song of that
syren, till she transforms us into beasts. ... Are we disposed to be of the
number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not?" --Patrick
"The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl
said to be bountiful. For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart
will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD,
to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty
to fail." Isaiah 32:5-6
"Democracy without God is man's worship and elevation of himself
and his own intelligence or humanism, where man becomes his own measure for
morality, judgment, and justice." Myles Munroe
o A great plan to
replace the EPA - By Alan
Caruba - For years now I have been saying that the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) must be eliminated and its powers given to the fifty states, all of
which,have their own departments of environmental protection. Until now,
however, there has been no plan put forth to do so. Dr. Jay Lehr has done just
that and his plan no doubt will be sent to the members of Congress and the state
governors. Titled "Replacing
the Environmental Protection Agency" it should be read by everyone who, like
Dr. Lehr, has concluded that the EPA was a good idea when it was introduced in
1971, but has since evolved into a rogue agency threatening the U.S. economy,
attacking the fundamental concept of private property, and the lives of all
Americans in countless and costly ways.
...Ironically, he was among the scientists who called for the
creation of the EPA and served on many of the then-new agency's advisory
councils. Over the course of its first ten years, he helped write a significant
number of legislative bills to create a safety net for the environment. As he
notes in his plan, "Beginning around 1981, liberal activist groups recognized
EPA could be used to advance their political agenda by regulating virtually all
human activities regardless of their impact on the environment. Politicians
recognized they could win votes by posing as protectors of the public health and
wildlife. Industries saw a way to use regulations to handicap competitors or
help themselves to public subsidies. Since that time, not a single environmental
law or regulation has passed that benefited either the environment or society."
"The takeover of EPA and all of its activities by liberal activists
was slow and methodical over the past 30 years. Today, EPA is all but a wholly
owned subsidiary of liberal activist groups. Its rules account for about half of
the nearly $2 trillion a year cost of complying with all national regulations in
the U.S. President Barack Obama is using it to circumvent Congress to impose
regulations on the energy sector that will cause prices to 'skyrocket.' It is a
rogue agency." Dr. Lehr says that "Incremental reform of EPA is simply not an
option." He's right.
...Eliminating the EPA would provide a major savings by eliminating
80% of its budget. The remaining 20% could be used to run its research labs and
administer the Committee of the Whole of the 50 state environmental agencies.
"The Committee would determine which regulations are actually mandated in law by
Congress and which were established by EPA without congressional approval."
Dr. Lehr estimates the EPA's federal budget would be reduced from
$8.2 billion to $2 billion. Staffing would be reduced from more than 15,000 to
300 and that staff would serve in a new national EPA headquarters he recommends
be "located centrally in Topeka, Kansas, to allow the closest contact with the
individual states." The staff would consist of six delegate-employees from each
of the 50 states." "Most states," says Dr. Lehr, "will enthusiastically embrace
this plan, as their opposition to EPA's 'regulatory train wreck' grows and since
it gives them the autonomy and authority they were promised when EPA was first
created and the funding to carry it out."
The EPA was a good idea when it was created, the nation's air and
water needed to be cleaned, but they have been at this point. Since then, the
utterly bogus "global warming," now called "climate change," has been used to
justify a torrent of EPA regulations. The science the EPA cites as justification
is equally tainted and often kept secret from the public. "It's time for the
national EPA to go," says Dr. Lehr and I most emphatically agree. "All that is
missing is the political will."
Property Rights at Stake in EPA’s Water Power Grab - By
Daren Bakst - Thanks to the
federal government, it soon may become far more difficult to use and enjoy
private property. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of
Engineers want to make a water—and land—grab that should scare everyone. Under
the Clean Water Act, the federal government has jurisdiction over “navigable
waters,” which the statute further defines as
“the waters of the United States, including the territorial seas.” Property
owners often need to
get permits if
waters covered under the law will be impacted. Therefore, a critical question is
what types of “waters” are covered under the CWA.
That’s what the EPA and Corps seek to address with a new
proposed rule that would define “the waters of the United States.” As
expected, the EPA and the Corps are seeking to expand their authority to cover
waters never imagined when the
Water Act was passed in 1972. For example, the new proposed rule would
regulate all ditches, except in narrow circumstances. This even includes
man-made ditches. The rule would apply to tributaries that have ephemeral flow.
This would include depressions
in land that are dry most of the year except when there’s heavy rain.
...However, the EPA finalized the proposed rule before the
Scientific Advisory Board even met. The EPA defends this action by claiming that
the final study will still help inform the final rule. But this is putting the
cart before the horse (or the rule before the science). The scientific
foundation should inform theproposed rule so that the public can provide
informed comments and have a meaningful voice in the process.
The public may be commenting on a proposed rule that seems to be a
mere placeholder rather than a real policy proposal, or more likely, a proposal
that already reflects the final conclusions of the EPA. The EPA has a strong
incentive to avoid making major changes to the draft scientific report and, as a
result, the final rule. If major changes are made, the EPA might be forced by
law to restart the rulemaking process over.
Congress is taking notice. The House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee passed a bill (H.R.
5078) that would prohibit implementation of the proposed rule, and
2496) has been introduced in the Senate to prohibit implementation as well.
In addition, the FY 2015 House Interior and Environment appropriations bill that passed out
of the appropriations committee includes a provision that withholds funds for implementation of
Ultimately though, it is the responsibility of Congress to define
the term “navigable waters” instead of deferring to the EPA and the Corps.
History shows these agencies will continue to seek to expand their authority. As
with other laws, Congress needs to reassert its authority and rein in agency
overreach. Private property rights are at stake.
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o Whose advice should we
follow? (EarsToHear.net) Today's
politically correct progressives
or that of
America's Founders, who based the Republic on Biblical moral virtue, the
nemesis of Marxism.
"The first and almost the only Book deserving of universal
attention is the Bible. Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious
people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other." John Quincy
"[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to
be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue
there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican
governments." Benjamin Rush (1806)
"If I could have entertained the slightest apprehension that the
constitution framed by the Convention . . . might possibly endanger the
religious rights of any ecclesiastical society, certainly I would never have
placed my signature to it." George Washington
About the Supreme Court... James Wilson: He was one of six founding
fathers to sign both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
President Washington appointed him to the Supreme Court. Born in Scotland, he
was an active delegate at the Constitutional Convention, speaking 168 times. The
first law professor of the University of Pennsylvania, James Wilson wrote in his
Lectures on Law, 1789-91: "Law...communicated to us by reason and
conscience...has been called natural; as promulgated by the Holy Scriptures, it
has been called revealed...But it should always be remembered, that this law,
natural or revealed...flows from the same divine source; it is the law of God."
James Wilson continued: "Human law must rest its authority, ultimately, upon the
authority of that law, which is divine."
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then
are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." --William F.
(Before you accuse of a "theocracy" see:
The Coming Christian Revolt by J. Matt Barber - From behind a smoking sniper
rifle high atop his ivory tower peers the secular-”progressive.” He surveys his
many victims, strewn across the American landscape below and mockingly sneers,
“War on Christianity? What war on Christianity?” He then resumes shooting, all
the while insisting that those uncooperative Christians who scatter for cover
behind the word of God and the U.S. Constitution somehow suffer from a
“persecution complex” (the baker,
the florist, the innkeeper,
school administrator, etc.).
Though there are many, it is plain for all to see that
abortion and “sexual liberation” remain the two principal theaters in the
ongoing culture war battlefront. To fully advance the causes of radical
feminism, abortion-on-demand, unfettered sexual license, “gay marriage” and the
like, the pagan left must do away with religious free exercise altogether. Under
the guise of “anti-discrimination,”
Christians today face discrimination at unprecedented levels.
Let’s see if we can make this abundantly clear. Christians, true
Christians – regenerate, Bible-believing Christians who strive their level best
to maintain fidelity to the word of God and honor His commands – will not,
indeed cannot, participate in, approve of, facilitate or encourage certain
behaviors deemed by the Holy Scriptures to be immoral or sinful.
This is both our constitutionally affirmed human right and our
Christian duty. It is not done from hate. It is not done from bigotry. It is
done neither from a position of superiority nor a desire to “impose our beliefs”
upon others. It is done from both obedience to Christ and compassion for our
fellow fallen who yet wallow in folly.
Nihilism: The West’s Evil Religion of Idolatry, Lies, and Hate - by Linda
Kimball - “The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are
derived our prevalent notions of the character of God, the great moral governor
of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free
institutions.” (William McGuffey, d. May 4, 1873, professor at the University of
Virginia, president of Ohio University, and author of McGuffey’s Readers;
Andre Comte-Sponville, one of France's preeminent atheist
philosophers agrees. In his New York Times bestseller, "The Little Book of
Atheist Spirituality," Sponville observes that even though Western and American
civilization has become nonreligious it is nevertheless profoundly rooted in
transcendent Biblical morality and traditions. That overt and
implied atheism has all but supplanted Biblical beliefs pleases yet
simultaneously frightens Sponville as he clearly sees that if Western
civilization entirely ceases to be Christian it will fall into something like a
refined nihilism. And if we believe that nothing remains,
"....we might as well throw in the towel at once. We
would have nothing left to oppose to either fanaticism from without or to
nihilism from within---and, contrary to what many people seem to think, nihilism
is the primary danger. We would belong to a dead civilization, or at least
a dying one....Wealth has never sufficed to make a civilization, poverty, even
less so. Civilizations require culture, imagination, enthusiasm and
creativity, and none of these things come without courage, work and
effort." Without these necessities, "Good night...the Western world has decided
to replace faith with somnolence." (pp. 28-29)
...When for millions of nihilists the God of Revelation does not
exist and life has no higher, fixed meaning or purpose with neither hope of an
afterlife nor any accountability to their Maker for their actions here in this
world, then men no longer have reason and purpose for being good, thus are
free to be evil. They are at liberty to invoke meaningless law and perverted
justice to destroy freedom, dismember babies, and force disordered appetites
upon men, women, and children. They are free to accuse the good man of evil, to
enslave other people and deprive them of life-sustaining electricity, gas, and
water. With this freedom they vandalize and plunder the property and wealth of
others and throw our borders open to floods of illegals, rapists, drug-lords,
terrorists, pedophiles, murderers and other sinister individuals. Nihilists can
freely lie so as to "normalize" whatever wicked fantasies and schemes they
desire, such as global warming/cooling/change, redistributive justice, common
core, 'gay' equality and Decadence Festivals: ...
Iniquity to Repentance (EarsToHear.net) - Eternal Life - Salvation and the
role of the Holy Spirit
Isaiah 59:2 - "But your iniquities have separated between you and
your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear."
Jesus - John 8:24b - "...for if ye believe not that I am he, ye
shall die in your sins."
John 17:3 (Power
New Testament) - "And this is eternal life, that they would know You,
the only true God, and Whom You sent Jesus Messiah."
Psalms 130:1-4 - Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.
Lord, hear my voice: let your ears be attentive to the voice of my
supplications. If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
But there is forgiveness with thee, that you may be feared.
Isaiah 43:11, 43:25, 44:6 - I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no
saviour. ... I, even I, am he that blots out thy transgressions for mine own
sake, and will not remember thy sins. ...I am the first, and I am the last; and
beside me there is no God.
John 14:6 - Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the
life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.
1Timothy 2:5-6 - For there is one God, and one mediator between God
and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be
testified in due time.
Luke 13:1-5 - There were present at that season some that told him
of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And
Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners
above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay:
but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon
whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners
above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent,
ye shall all likewise perish. (He that has ears to hear, let him hear.)
Hebrews 10:14-23 - For by one offering he has perfected for ever
them that are sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for
after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them
after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in
their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no
more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having
therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
By a new and living way, which he has consecrated for us, through the veil, that
is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us
draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts
sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us
hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that
Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
John 1:29 - "Behold, the Lamb of God which takes away the sin of
Isaiah 53:6 - All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned
every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Acts 4:12 - Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is
none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
He did for us what we could never do. Nothing we can do can earn
eternity. It is what He has done for us. He died for our sins, for He was
without sin. He died in our place.
A Basic Biblical Worldview - The Great Commission, Part 30 - By
Joyner A basic biblical worldview established in Scripture includes:
1) God created the world and mankind for a special
relationship with Him.
2) Man became separated from God by sin.
3) God so loved mankind and the world that He made
provision for our redemption and reconciliation through the atonement sacrifice
of His Son on the cross.
4) He delayed the restoration of the world so that He
could call out of this present evil age those whose lives proved they love Him
more than evil.
5) Those who overcome the evil of this age by accepting
His atonement, abiding in Him, and growing up into Him will become joint heirs
with Christ, taking on Christ’s divine nature to rule with Him over the age to
6) Jesus came as a sacrificial Lamb the first time, but
He will return as a Lion, destroying the evil that has been destroying mankind
and the earth.
7) The earth will be restored to the paradise it was
originally created to be, and mankind will be restored with it.
8) When the earth has been restored, God Himself will
dwell on earth among men.
The time between the resurrection of Christ and when He takes His
seat above all rule and authority and dominion has been “training for reigning”
for those who will be joint heirs with Him. These are becoming sons and
daughters of God, ruling with Him over “the period of the restoration of all
things” as Peter called it in Acts 3:21.
God’s original and ultimate purpose for the earth and mankind
was not thwarted by sin. It will be fulfilled. We are called to be agents with
Him in this restoration. This is the purpose for all we go through in this
life—it is not just testing us to see if we love God more than evil, it is
preparing us for our eternal position with Christ by conforming us to His
nature. Every trial in your life is for this purpose—to conform you to the
nature of Christ.
The first Adam had a bride that lived in a perfect world and
yet chose to disobey. The “last Adam,” Christ Jesus, will have a bride that
lived through the most difficult of times and against all of the pressure and
temptations of hell and this fallen world, yet she will choose to obey. For this
reason, even the angels will declare that she is worthy to be their judge and to
reign with Him. To be a part of this bride of Christ is your main purpose.
The Left's Dark Money Managers: Meet Philip Gara LaMarche - By Michelle
Malkin - Philip Gara LaMarche is a secretive political operative who funnels
billions of dollars from undisclosed donors to nonprofits and astroturf groups.
But you won't hear unhinged Harry Reid railing Queegishly about him on the
Senate floor. Why? Here's why: LaMarche is a militant leftist philanthropist.
He's a protected elite — Columbia University grad, former ACLU leader and Human
Rights Watch official — with ready access to the White House. He and the left's
other dark money managers preach transparency and openness, while plotting
behind closed doors to secure power at every level of government.
LaMarche currently heads the shadowy Democracy Alliance (DA). In
internal documents obtained and published this month by John Hinderaker of the
Power Line blog, the group currently describes itself as the "center of gravity"
for the progressive funding world. DA enrolls wealthy liberal "members" who
coordinate and finance a web of at least 132 left-wing groups. Though some of
their members' and partners' identities have been exposed, DA takes great care
to promise a cloak of donor secrecy "to provide a comfortable environment for
our partners to collectively make a real impact."
...The faux populist HCAN, coordinated from 1825 K Street, provided
invaluable ground and air support to reinforce Democratic messaging on
Obamacare. LaMarche met with Valerie Jarrett for hours-long meetings on at least
two disclosed occasions before the health care juggernaut's passage. By November
2009, he had visited the White House nine times. I checked the most updated
White House visitor logs (as incomplete and shoddy as they are). LaMarche has
tripled his visits over the past five years. He is listed 23 times (21 under
"Philip G. LaMarche" or "Philip LaMarche" and twice under "Gara LaMarche").
LaMarche also donated $18 million through The Atlantic
Philanthropies to a Chicago charity headed by Jarrett. Friend of Barack and Val.
Bagman for Soros. Community organizer for progressive billionaires. Chances are,
LaMarche and his operators have affected you, your statehouses, your businesses
and your freedom, no matter where you live. Know your enemies.
CBO: Obama Policies Saddle Next Generation with WWII-Style Deficits, Disco-Era
Job Market - By Akash Chougule -
Once again, it appears that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has rained
on the White House’s propaganda
parade. The nonpartisan government
agency reported yesterday
that the federal government’s budget deficits and the public’s share of the debt
as percentage of GDP are projected to grow to levels not seen since the World
War II era.
Excessive deficits and public share of the debt are harmful because
they slow investment in
the economy, harm the nation’s credit and borrowing ability, and create great
uncertainty both for the private sector and public services. As the world is
seeing in countries like Greece, if the problem is not corrected, future
generations will be left to cope with high unemployment, rampant inflation, and
instability that harms every member of society – but hits the least fortunate
The announcement comes just as the White House was celebrating its
projection that the deficit would fall below $600 billion for the first time
under President Obama. But the CBO has shed light on the fact that Obama has
simply kicked the can down the road with year after year of trillion-dollar
deficits, expansion of the entitlement state, a complete unwillingness to reform
The White House constantly celebrates that they have cut budget
deficits every year since 2009, but they fail to acknowledge the record deficits
President Obama has overseen throughout his administration. The budget deficit
every single year under President Obama has been larger than any other year that
preceded his presidency. Obama’s $1.5 trillion deficit in 2009 was well over
double the worst budget year in history before his administration – and was
subsequently followed by three more years of deficits in excess of a trillion
The CBO projected deficits will climb steadily until 2039, at which
point the federal debt held by the public as a percentage of GDP will reach 106
percent – a level not seen since the aftermath of World War II. The CBO
attributes the rising deficits to increases in mandatory spending on entitlement
programs – specifically Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare.
Economists and politicians on both sides of the philosophical divide acknowledge
that these programs are the primary drivers of the national debt, which is
quickly approaching a breathtaking threshold of $18 trillion. Total mandatory
spending is well over $2.5 trillion a year, representing two-thirds of all
federal spending. The major entitlement programs now constitute about 45 percent
of all federal spending, and the share continues to grow.
Homosexual Activists Reject Their Own Legislation: ENDA - By Laurie
Higgins - This disastrous legislation has passed the U.S. Senate at the
urging of homosexual activists and has moved to the U.S. House. Suddenly this
week, the cacophonous voices of homosexual activists and their obsequious
disciples began disowning their own legislation. Why this strange turn of
events, you may be wondering. Why would Leftists turn on their own legislation?
The reason for their sudden reversal is that the bill includes an exemption for
religious organizations. As I recently wrote, homosexual activists seek to leave
no square inch of America in which people of faith can exercise their religious
faith on matters related to sexual deviance. In their occluded eyes, not even
Christian schools—Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant—should be allowed to hire
only those teachers who affirm Christian doctrine on homoerotic activity and
What prompted their reevaluation of ENDA was the U.S. Supreme Court
“Hobby Lobby” case in which at long last a judicial body has confirmed that,
yes, Americans have religious liberty. A reaffirmation of this truth has
rendered homosexual activists apoplectic. Lambda Legal writes that the religious
exemption “essentially says that anti-LGBT discrimination is different…than
discrimination against individuals based on their race or sex.” This may be news
to Lambda Legal, but discriminating against persons based on behaviorally
neutral conditions like race or sex is absolutely different from making
judgments (i.e., discriminating) based on behaviors (e.g., homoerotic activity
or cross-dressing) that people voluntarily choose.
o Rep. Joe
Garcia: “We've Proved That Communism Works” - By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh -
Dream of a world-wide workers’ paradise may commence under the leadership of a
one world elite government guided by the borderless United Nations.
It is no surprise that young people are enamored of communism.
Their teachers have been indoctrinating them for years into the utopia of
“social justice,” “environmental justice,” the “evil” middle class, and the
spectacular equality for all as envisioned by Marx, Engels, and Lenin. Communism
is “cool” in the land where wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt is a hypocritical
political statement made while enjoying capitalist amenities. But we expect them
to mature eventually and give up the absurdity that communism has not succeeded
because the wrong people were in charge.
Furthermore, we don’t expect them to elect representatives that
mirror their youthful ignorance. Rep. Joe Garcia, a Democrat from Florida, said,
trying to explain our “broken immigration system” that needs to be fixed by
enacting comprehensive immigration reform, “Two of the safest cities in America,
two of them are on the border with Mexico. And of course, the reason is we’ve
proved that communism works. If you give everybody a good government job,
there’s no crime. But that isn’t what we should be doing on the border.”
He tried to walk back the outrageous statement by saying, “My
grandfather died under house arrest in Cuba. I’m under no illusions of what evil
is.” Apparently he does have some explaining to do how 100 million innocents
died through mass starvation, executions, imprisonment in gulags (re-education
and forced labor camps), beatings, and torture at the hands of communist rulers
during the 20th century and how Cubans and North Koreans still suffer today
under totalitarian communist regimes.
Hollywood, the MSM, and academic progressives worship at the altar
of communism - Communism promoters may want to explain what is happening now inSouth
Africa under a Marxist-Leninist regime where the South African Communist
Party (SAPC) plans to pursue the “radical second phase” of the ongoing communist
revolution, confiscation of private property and businesses. Perhaps Hollywood,
the MSM, and academic progressives in this country who worship at the altar of
communism and wish to transform our country into a communist “paradise” should
explain how the dear leaders elevate themselves to god-like status and expect
total worship from their subjects, even in their homes, the huge self-portraits
and statues erected everywhere, a dangerous cult of personality, the
glorification and celebration of the dear leader who replaces the parents of
every child in the country, and how communists destroyed the middle class and
Can the influential elite explain to us Lenin’s secret police
force, Cheka, established to eliminate dissent through execution and forced
relocation to hard labor camps? It served as a model for other police force
bodies in Soviet satellite countries. How about the executive orders Lenin wrote
to shoot or hang kulaks (wealthy peasants), priests, and other “harmful
insects?” How can anyone say that communism was or is good? Gone were religion,
freedom of speech, private gun ownership, land ownership, food, medicine, decent
housing, shelter, and clothes.
DIVINE LOVE AND ANGER, GRACE AND JUDGMENT - By
BILL MUEHLENBERG - It
may seem like these pairs are chalk and cheese, but they are in fact two sides
of the same coin. Throughout Scripture the anger of God is never seen as
distinct from his love, and the grace of God is never separated from his
judgment. They belong together, and are all of a piece. But so many people today
– including many biblically illiterate believers – somehow think that God can
only be one or the other, but not both simultaneously. They really need to go
back to their Bibles. We see these running in tandem all throughout God’s Word.
Plenty of texts can be examined here, but let me limit myself to just one
biblical book: Jeremiah. In this book we find these themes stated constantly.
Warnings of coming judgment are mingled with pictures of the broken heart of God
– and of Jeremiah. Passages dealing with God’s anger with wayward Israel also
exhibit God’s great love for his people. Any attempt to separate these two
divine elements or attributes simply cannot be done. So let me examine some of
those portions which are relevant here.
There are many commentaries on this important book which can be
drawn in here. I have around 16 of them, but let me appeal to just one, which
happens to be the newest I have, by Chris Wright. His 450-page commentary for
the Bible Speaks Today series has just appeared, and like his earlier
commentaries, it is a very good piece of work.
..."The anger of God is the anger of suffering love. It is anger
within a deep relationship that he passionately cares for. It is the anger,
sodden with grief and pain, that wrestles with profound love in the heart of a
betrayed husband or a rejected father. . . . When love is betrayed, there is a
perfectly appropriate response of jealousy and anger – not blind rage but
open-eyed rejection and repulsion of whatever or whoever has invaded the
relationship and threatened its peace and joy."
...So let’s turn to some of these passages. Consider Jer. 3:19-20:
“I myself said, ‘How gladly would I treat you like my children and give you a
pleasant land, the most beautiful inheritance of any nation. I thought you would
call me “Father” and not turn away from following me. But like a woman
unfaithful to her husband, so you, Israel, have been unfaithful to me,’ declares
Comments Wright: The lament of verse 20 switches the metaphor back
to marriage. Jeremiah feels the pathos of God as the betrayal of both parental
and marital love. The love between parent and child and between husband and wife
comprise the most profound depths and sublime heights of which human affections
are capable. For that very reason they have limitless capacity for causing pain
when they are abused or betrayed. The heart of God is torn by the behaviour of
an ungrateful delinquent son and an unfaithful promiscuous wife. Once again we
must hear the language of God’s judgment through the tears of God’s grief.
Consider also Jer. 11:14-15: “Do not pray for this people or offer
any plea or petition for them, because I will not listen when they call to me in
the time of their distress. What is my beloved doing in my temple as she, with
many others, works out her evil schemes? Can consecrated meat avert your
Says Wright: The pain in the heart of God even as he speaks such
words is felt in the next line. For who are these people? My beloved! The word
is a term of special affection. . . . To be angry with someone you love is
extraordinarily painful, especially if the anger is caused by perceived
betrayal. But the two emotions are so closely intertwined because each is a
legitimate dimension of the other. That is why, when we read so much in Jeremiah
of the boiling anger of God, we must see it coming out of a heart filled with
love, longing, grief and pain. In his anger, God does not cease to be the God
who is love. (See also:
Evil? and Judging &
Reproof at EarsToHear.net)
Arab Show Teaches Kids to "Kill All the Jews" - By Onan
Coca - (Click link for video.)
Child host: "OK, so what does a policeman do?"
Nahul (adult in giant bee costume): "He catches thieves, and people who make
Child host: "And shoots Jews. Right?"
Child host: "You want to be like him?"
Child host: "Allah willing, when you grow up."
Girl: "So that I can shoot Jews."
[Nahul the bee cheers]
Child host: "All of them? All of them?"
Child host: "Good."
o A country
founded by geniuses but run by idiots - By Rev.
Austin Miles - This classic analysis was brought to our attention by Frank
W. Brown who responded on a blog site with a story about the state of affairs of
our government. This is reminiscent of "You Might Be a Red Neck if..." It really
sums it all up: (Fro complete list click link.)
If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license,
but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally – you might live in
a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you have to get your parents' permission to go on a field trip
or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion – you might live in
a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a
check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote
for who runs the government – you might live in a nation that was founded by
geniuses but is run by idiots.
...If your government believes that the best way to eradicate
trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more – you might live in a
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his
teacher is "cute," but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade
school is perfectly acceptable – you might live in a nation that was founded by
geniuses but is run by idiots.
If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government
regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC
checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones – you might
live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
...If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend
yourself makes you more "safe" according to the government – you might live in a
nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS
targets groups with dissenting views – you might live in a nation that was
founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
o The nemesis of
Agenda21 - By Alan
Caruba - Watching left-wing organizations lose their wits denouncing
conservatives is always fun and particularly if you know one of their targets.
In my case, that would be Tom DeWeese, the founder and president of the American
Policy Center; the most expert and outspoken opponent of Agenda21 in the
nation. In the early 1990s I sent him a commentary and he published it in The
DeWeese Report, a publication of the Center, and thereafter I served as the
Center's communications director for a while. These days I am on its board of
advisors. He is a patriot and he lives his love for America by devoting himself
to educating people to the dangers of the United Nations Agenda 21 with its
emphasis on "sustainable development" and a range of issues involving
ill-conceived environmental policies and programs, the importance of private
property rights, the threat of federal computer banks to individual privacy
rights, as well as issues such as federal education policies in our nation's
At the heart of Agenda21 is "sustainable development" which is
justified by the global warming hoax that is based on reductions of carbon
dioxide (CO2) and other so-called greenhouse gases. The Earth's temperature and
climate is determined by the sun. The gases of its atmosphere are in flux as
oceans absorb and release CO2, and clouds come and go in a constant dynamic of
change. What mankind does has virtually no impact on the weather short-term or
the climate long-term. "Sustainable Development," Tom wrote in "How
Global Policy Becomes Local," "is truly stunning in its magnitude to
transform the world into feudal-like governance by make nature the central
organizing principle for our economy and society. It is a scheme fueled by
unsound science and discredited economics that can only lead modern society down
the road to a new Dark Age." "It is systematically implemented through the
creation of non-elected visioning boards and planning commissions. There is no
place in the Sustainable world for individual thought, private property or free
enterprise. It is the exact opposite of the free society envisioned by this
I told you he was a patriot, didn't I? Because only patriots feel
thqt passionately about individual freedom, property rights, free enterprise,
and all those concepts that make Leftists break out in a cold sweat. Among the
left-wing groups that do not like Tom is the Southern
Poverty Law Center and it devotes a lot of time denouncing him. On their
website, the SPLC reveals its own agenda and why Tom is the enemy. "For 20 years
now, Tom DeWeese has been on a jihad against global plans for sustainable
development." The key word here is "global" as in U.N., not U.S.
Imagine my surprise as I read the SPLC post that said, "Serving on
the board of DeWeese's American Policy Center (is) Alan Caruba" and noting that
I blog for the Tea Party Nation. I contribute to their blog section, but I do
not blog for the group. It should come as no surprise that the SPLC identifies
Tea Party Nation as "a hate group." It's a pretty good description of the SPLC!
"DeWeese's outfit," says the SPLC denunciation, "is only one of
several obsessed with what has become one of the main conspiracy theories of the
antigovernment 'Patriot' movement." What's amusing is the backhanded way SPLC
acknowledged his success. "The effect of the fear-mongering fairy tale offered
up by DeWeese and other conspiracy theorists have been almost unbelievable. Not
only have some counties passed resolutions opposing Agenda21" including the
Republican National Committee" in 2012.
DeWeese offers advice to those who visit the APC site on how
to stop Agenda21. If "fear-mongering" includes pointing out that the Earth
has been in a cooling cycle for the last seventeen years and that wind and solar
power is an illusion costing far more than the value of the electricity it
produces, then the SPLC has plenty to worry about. America is fortunate to have
patriots like Tom DeWeese who take its Constitution and its values so seriously
that they devote their lives to protecting them.
Palin: Why aren't illegals sent to Mark Zuckerberg's neighborhood? - NEWSMAX
- Rather than putting illegal immigrant children into middle-class communities,
the federal government should be moving them into exclusive liberal enclaves
where residents are pro-amnesty -- such as Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg or
Microsoft founder Bill Gates -- former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Saturday at
the Western Conservative Summit in Colorado...
Obama’s Executive Order Discriminates Against Christian Colleges, Organizations
- by Bethany Monk - President Obama signed an executive order today that will
force Christian universities and organizations to hire people who disagree with
God’s timeless design for marriage and relationships. The president ignored the
request of faith leaders across the country who urged him to include a strong
religious exemption. The order mandates federal contractors and subcontractors
to give special rights in the areas of “sexual orientation” and “gender
identity” in the workplace. Christian colleges and organizations are not exempt.
Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council,
said Obama’s order bullies those who have “moral objections to homosexual
behavior.” “Religious faith is not simply a matter of intellectual affirmation
but of active practice,” he explained. “A religious organization which is denied
the power to require its employees to conduct their lives in a way consistent
with the teachings of their faith is an organization which is being denied the
right to exercise its religion, period. People with deeply held convictions
regarding the morality of certain types of sexual behavior should not be bound
by the dictates of President Obama’s agenda.”
Electorate awakens: Obama gas and mortgage groupie now says he lied about
everything [VIDEO] Written by Allen
West - Remember that South Florida woman who had her fifteen minutes of fame
claiming Obama would pay for her mortgage and gas? Before the 2008 election, she
was filmed saying “I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car, I won’t
have to worry about paying my mortgage. If I help him, he’s going to help me!”
Well, documentary filmmaker Joel Gilbert tracked down Peggy Joseph to see how
all that hope and change is working out for her and six years later, she’s had a
complete change of heart. After living through Obama’s failed economic policies,
she now says “he lied about everything.”
MSNBC Anchor Resigns; Admits to Spreading “Lies on Behalf of Obama” -
According to inside sources, MSNBC host Alex
Wagner, host of “NOW with Alex Wagner”, resigned from her post today after 2 1/2
years with the network citing ethical and moral concerns. In a resignation
letter obtained by National Report, Wagner claims she has been spreading “lies
on behalf of Obama” and using her position with MSNBC to “falsely promote a
brutal dictator.” Wagner goes on to say, “I have spent my entire professional
career working toward a position based on false pretenses. I have worked hard
to obtain a position with a major news network and expected to be reporting on
serious issues. Instead, I am handed Pro-Obama scripts and asked to be a
mouthpiece for the administration.”
‘Straight White Guy’ Festival Outrages Same-Sex Marriage Supporters / BY SEAN
BROWN / It’s often said that the same people who promote “gay pride” parades
and other such events that promote a certain race or lifestyle would get upset
should heterosexual or white people hold similar gatherings, even though they
claim to be for equality. A series of joke flyers that were placed around an
Ohio town has proven what many of us have known to be true.
Masterpiece Theater: Cake Drama Continues in Colorado (FRC.org) If you think
Colorado’s Masterpiece Cakes will give in to homosexual bullies, then you don’t
know Jack. Jack Phillips, the owner of another Christian bakery under attack, is
refusing to cave to the state’s ridiculous demands after he turned down an order
for a same-sex “wedding” cake. With help from our friends at Alliance
Defending Freedom, the baker and his family are fighting Colorado’s order
that he check his religious beliefs at the door of his business and participate
in the same-sex “marriages” Christianity rejects. “Americans should not be
forced by the government -- or by another citizen -- to endorse or promote ideas
with which they disagree,” said attorney Nicholle Martin. “This is not about the
people who asked for a cake; it’s about the message the cake communicates. Just
as Jack doesn’t create baked works of art for other events with which he
disagrees, he doesn’t create cake art for same-sex ceremonies regardless of who
walks in the door to place the order.”
For now, the case heads to the Colorado Court of Appeals where Jack
and ADF will battle for the religious freedoms the Supreme Court just upheld for
companies like Hobby Lobby. “If a couple were to come in and ask me to do an
erotic cake for a wedding, I would refuse to do that as well. These are my
personal standards taken from Jesus Christ and the Bible.” Good for Jack. He’s a
living example of what the apostle Paul calls Christians to do in the face of
persecution: stand. You can’t win if you don’t fight, and thank goodness ADF and
the Phillips are.
Elizabeth Warren Backs Corporate Welfare Bank - By
Conn Carroll - Sen.
Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) may market herself as a progressive populist, but when
forced to choose between everyday Americans and billion dollar international
corporations, Warren sides with the corporations. “Senator Warren believes that
the Export-Import Bank helps create American jobs and spur economic growth,"
Warren spokeswoman Lacey Rose wrote in an e-mail to Bloomnberg News, "She looks
forward to reviewing re-authorization legislation if and when it is introduced."
In fact, the Export-Import Bank does not create any net jobs.
Whatever jobs it does create for the corporations it subsidizes are lost by
non-subsidized businesses. In reality, all the Export-Import Bank really is, to
quote then-candidate Barack Obama, is "little
more than a fund for corporate welfare." This is why President Ronald Reagan
proposed shrinking the Export-Import Bank
saying at the time, "We’re doing this because the primary beneficiaries of
taxpayer funds in this case are the exporting companies themselves–most of them
o Obama vs. Reagan
(PatriotPost.us) Barack Obama
strutted to the podium for a stump speech in Delaware Thursday, just after the
Soviets Russians shot down a
Malaysian airliner. He began his remarks with just 38 seconds discussing the
plane. “[I]t looks like it may be a terrible tragedy,” he said. “May be”? He
then noted his national security team would stay on it, and quickly returned to
his regular programming – beginning with jokes about Joe Biden. By contrast,
when the Soviets shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, Ronald Reagan, who was
on vacation in California at the time, immediately canceled all events to return
to the White House. When Reagan addressed the nation about the shoot-down, there
was no equivocation. He called it “a massacre,” a “crime against humanity,” an
“act of barbarism.” Obama, on the other hand, went on joking about Joe Biden and
slamming Republicans. As Red State’s Erick Erickson put it, “Reagan led. Barack
Obama could learn from the last guy from Illinois to sit in the Oval Office.” More…
A Loss of Sovereignty Disguised as Compassion - By Ileana Johnson - We don’t
seem to have concern for the millions of Americans who are currently suffering
in our own country. We don’t have pity, empathy, and the money to treat the
elderly properly. We don’t
have care and mercy for our sick veterans whom we treat
with indifference and cruelty. But we have selective compassion and humanity
for the fellow
human beings from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. After all, they are
allegedly poor victims and United
Nations wants to give them refugee status. They are refugees from their own
mismanaged and corrupt governments whom they put in power time after time
because they believe bigger governments are good. These shady governments are so
crafty at what they do that they enrich themselves at the public socialist
trough while keeping their citizens impoverished and suffering economic
- Is it compassionate to sneak foreign children and adults with
active and incurable tuberculosis among unsuspecting American communities?
- Is it humane to infect
healthy populations with measles, Chagas disease, lice, scabies,
incurable TB, STDs, swine flu, rubella, and pneumonic
are not selective. They do not distinguish between liberals and
conservatives, rich and poor; they are equal
- Is it tolerant and merciful to
release MS-13 gang members, rapists, murderers and drug dealers among our U.S.
population while denying
entry to white, healthy, and educated Europeans?
- Is it compassionate to allow disease, crime (human
trafficking, drug smuggling, gangs, murder, property theft and destruction),
terrorists enter our country unchecked?
- Is it kind to steal
from one group of people and give to the invading hordes from foreign countries who
are not really fleeing a war zone?
- Is it compassionate to force our own citizens to work hard to pay
taxes and then give this money away to illegals who have broken the laws of our
The Moral Difference Between Israel and Hamas - By
Steven Bucci - What
most Americans—and the world—hear about the ongoing conflict between Israel and
Hamas goes something like this: “125 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have
been killed by Israel’s relentless assault on Gaza. No Israelis have yet been
killed.” This may be true, but there is absolutely no context to it. One must
look at the methodologies of the two sides.
Hamas sets up rocket launchers—as well as supply dumps and
command-and-control sites—in the midst of apartment buildings, mosques and
schools. From these sites, its fighters launch dozens of rockets in salvos,
targeting population centers with no discrimination at all. They have been
firing almost continuously of late. But normally, they fire when Israeli school
children move from their homes, which have safe shelters, to their schools,
which also have shelters. They do this deliberately to try and catch the kids in
the open. They don’t seek to minimize collateral damage – they seek to maximize
Israel, on the other hand, fires only at specific,
intelligence-derived military targets. Since these targets are deliberately
intermixed with the civilian population by Hamas, Israel must take steps to
minimize the collateral casualties. Before the Israelis strike a building, every
home in it gets a call on its landline phone, as do all the cell phones
associated with the inhabitants of the building—the cells additionally get text
messages—telling them that in a few minutes the building will be targeted.
Finally, to make sure everyone gets the message, Israel drops a dud bomb—one
containing no explosives—onto the roof of the structure. Minutes later, the
building is destroyed. There is no instance in modern military history where a
force has taken greater measures to give the innocents as much chance to get out
of the way. It is as “discriminant” as a modern military can be.
Additionally, Israel has developed its much-touted—and rightly
so—Iron Dome rocket defense system, which renders most of Hamas’ efforts of no
effect. Between the Iron Dome shooting down the rockets that might otherwise do
damage, and the “Red Alert” app that alerts civilians on their cell phones in
real time when a terrorist rocket attack is launched, and where it is headed,
the civilian casualties in Israel have been negligible. Israel just wants to be
left alone; Hamas wants the destruction of Israel. There is no moral equivalence
there, and the tactics of the two sides prove the point.
o Social Security Insolvent,
Voters Say 'Do Nothing' (PatriotPost.us) The main driver of the ballooning
federal debtis wealth transfer payments. Indeed, more than two-thirds of the
federal budget is money that goes from one taxpayer’s pocket into someone
else’s. Some of this is naked wealth redistribution, like food stamps and other
welfare. But much of it is what some call “earned” payments, like Social
Security and Medicare – money that has been taken from workers' paychecks for
decades with the promise of a retirement return. The solvency of these programs,
however, is in jeopardy.
Social Security already runs an annual deficit – about $200 billion
this year – which will only grow worse as fewer workers support more retirees.
From the start, politicians have raided the Social Security “trust fund” and
spent the money on other general fund projects, leaving the program as a wealth
transfer one instead of an investment as it’s billed. Economist Walter Williams
explains, “What the Treasury Department does is give the Social Security Trust
Fund non-marketable ‘special issue government securities’ that are simply
bookkeeping entries that are IOUs.”
Now that benefits paid exceed taxes collected, the problem has
become acute. According to the Social Security board of trustees, in 1945, there
were 42 workers for every retiree; the current ratio of three workers to every
retiree is unsustainable. Strictly speaking, Social Security is not a Ponzi
scheme, in part because it’s not against the law. Indeed, it is the law.
(Try not paying payroll taxes – a.k.a., “investing” in the system.) But it is
structured exactly like a Ponzi scheme, and it will eventually fail for the same
Of the gap between Social Security taxes collected and benefits
paid out, The Wall Street Journal’s William
Galston writes, “To close that gap while maintaining scheduled benefits, we
would need to enact an immediate increase in the payroll tax rate from 12.4% to
15.9%. For workers earning $50,000 a year, that would mean a tax increase of
$900, nearly 2% of gross income. And employers would have to match it. For
workers making the maximum now subject to payroll taxes (a bit under $120,000),
taxes would rise by $2,100.”
If the income cap were lifted, workers at higher incomes would face
an even more staggering tax increase. And yet as it stands, the payroll tax is
regressive in that it hits lower income families disproportionately. If the
income cap were doubled, it still wouldn’t fix the problem. Galston notes, “One
might imagine that such a sizable increase in covered earnings would be enough
to stabilize the system for the long term. In fact, the CBO calculates, it would
reduce the imbalance by only 30%. Indeed, eliminating the cap and taxing all
earnings would solve just 45% of the problem.”
Meanwhile, the expected return on the 12.4% in Social Security
withholding from our income is practically criminal. Consider the potential
return of investing 12.4% of a typical middle class income in indexed mutual
funds, where decent investments would yield perhaps multiple millions of dollars
over 30 years. Over a retirement span of 20 years or so, annual withdrawals
could be six figures while still leaving a good chunk of change making money.
Compared to that, Social Security looks like the poorest investment ever
concocted. In fact, from that perspective, Social Security is stealing our money
by mandating that it do something for us in a worse way than we can ourselves.
Or put it another way. Financial advisers often recommend putting 10% to 15% of
your income toward “retirement” (whatever that means to you). The potential
return on that 15% over 30 years is fantastic. Unfortunately, Social Security is
already taking over 12%, while giving us miserable returns. So for savers,
Social Security is costing us significant returns that we could have realized
but won’t. What a “safety net.”
In spite of the facts, Social Security has always been one of the
most popular programs the federal government runs, and the overwhelming choice
of voters is to do nothing to fix it – let alone returning to the constitutional
norm of the federal government staying out of your retirement. So we understand
politicians desperate for votes not wanting to touch this beloved system. But
Social Security is built on a half-truth at best, and it’s unsustainable.
The Rise of a ‘Dangerous Judiciary’ - by Kim Trobee - When the Founding
Fathers were forming the judiciary, Alexander Hamilton envisioned it to be the
least dangerous branch of the new Republic. Today’s activist courts are a far
cry from the interpreters of the law that they were supposed to be. So what’s
“In the last 200 years, what we’ve seen is the political branch, the Congress,
has given much of their lawmaking abilities, especially when it comes to
controversial social issues, to the courts to decide,” said Bruce Hausknecht,
legal analyst with Focus on the Family. “Why have they done this? Simply because
politicians are held accountable by the voters on a regular basis for bad laws
that they make. Judges, many of whom are appointed for life, are hardly that
We see this in the egregious attack against God’s design for
marriage. Activist judges continue to strike down voter-approved state
constitutional marriage amendments. Same-sex marriage has been created in the
District of Columbia and 19 states, either by court order or legislation. All 50
states now have had their marriage law or amendment attacked. Appeals are
pending in 13 of these cases.
Judges have traditionally been held in high esteem because of their
position, whether they were elected by a vote of the people or appointed. Even
so, Hausknecht says giving them free rein is not the best course of action.
“They are very trained in the law,” he said, “but they are no more qualified to
single-handedly direct the future of this country than you or me. The wisdom of
our Founders was that, collectively, we could all determine our future. They set
up a system of checks and balances and a separation of powers in order to keep
the judiciary from becoming the legislature. That’s the ideal that we have to
get back to.”
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REPORT: AT LEAST 35 DISNEY WORLD WORKERS ARRESTED SINCE 2006 ON CHILD SEX
CHARGES - by BREITBART
NEWS - A new report says an alarming number of Disney World employees have
been arrested in
recent years for alleged child sex offences. Thanks to tactics similar to ones
used on TVs To Catch a Predator, law enforcement officials have snared at least
35 employees at the family destination since 2006. One worker was accused of
watching child porn while on the job, according to The Daily Mail citing a CNN
The latest round of arrests last week netted another 13 suspects,
including four who at some point worked at the sprawling Magic Kingdom. Disney
has insisted the theme park is so large, with around 70,000 employees, that
those arrested represent only 0.01 per cent of people it has employed since
One law enforcement official wants Disney to take action on the
matter by starting a mandatory polygraph tests before new hires join the
company. The report also included similar allegations at other destinations
attractive to young children, but the numbers attached to Disney World were more
than other sites combined.
The CNN investigation found far more child sex arrests at Disney
than at Universal Studios, which had five, or SeaWorld, which had two. One of
those from Universal caught in the latest sting was 23-year-old Matthew Cody
Myers - who told detectives he had previously worked in food service at Disney,
and at Sea World....
'He admitted to detectives that he solicited the conversation about sex and came
to the residence with the mindset to have unprotected sexual intercourse with a
o FEC 'Loses' Hard Drive
(PatriotPost.us) First it was the IRS claiming its hard drives containing vital
emails “crashed.” Then the EPA asserted the same. Now the Obama administration
apparently believes the third time’s a charm. The FEC says a hard drive
belonging to vociferously pro-Obama official April Sands who resigned earlier
this year for violating the Hatch Act was – surprise! – recycled. Sands, who
formerly worked with Lois Lerner, conceded wrongdoing in promoting Obama’s
re-election before her departure from the agency. But without the evidence, “FEC
OIG could not pursue criminal prosecution for the misconduct,” says House
Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA). The FEC
has until July 28 to hand server documentation and backup procedures over to the
committee. For an administration that prides itself in transparency, it sure is
inept – and astoundingly criminal. More…
My Response to ‘Native American’ Elizabeth Warren and her '11 Commandments of
Progressivism’ - by Gary
DeMar - Speaking at Netroots Nation,
a convention for liberal bloggers and activists, Elizabeth Warren outlined her
“11 Commandments of Progressivism.” My brief commentary follows:
1. We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher
enforcement, and we're willing to fight for it.
There is no single entity called Wall Street. What we really need
are stronger rules and tougher enforcement on Washington that bails out
faltering companies and banks. Washington spends money it does not have. Elected
officials like Warren steal from the working class so they can give it to
non-workers who will continue to vote to keep politicians like Warren power.
There is an unhealthy relationship between government and business that only the
free market can fix.
2. We believe in science, and that means that we have a
responsibility to protect this Earth.
Actually, Progressives don’t believe in science or they wouldn’t
support same-sex sexuality (the biology and anatomy are all wrong), evolution
(something from nothing), and the skewed and manipulated numbers that go into
fabricating the crisis of Global Warming, Climate Change, and now Climate Chaos.
Furthermore, if Progressives truly believed in science, they would engage
critics of Global Warming in debate. Instead, the claim is made that “the debate
is over.” Progressives don’t want debate because there’s too much money in a
global “crisis” like global warming.
3. We believe that the Internet shouldn't be rigged to benefit big
corporations, and that means real net neutrality.
Governments should keep their hands off the internet. Once any type
of control is given, there is no end to it. Progressives will end up controlling
the oversight committees that make the laws and turn the internet into a
State-run media congolmerate. Those supporting net neutrality tell us that it
would not be directed by the government; that it would make the internet more
free and open. Don’t
you believe it. If a liberal like Elizabeth Warren is behind it, it must be
a bad idea for freedom. The internet is doing just fine. Businesses are created
every day. The little guy can be up and running in a day. See “Killing
Net Neutrality Helps Underdogs Succeed.”
4. We believe that no one should work full-time and still live in
poverty, and that means raising the minimum wage.
Calls for raising the minimum wage are ongoing. Once again, the
government should get out of telling companies what they should pay. They are
already burdened with paying the employer’s side of Social Security and Medicare
and unemployment compensation tax. This says nothing about insurance, rent,
upkeep, training, inventory costs, etc. Raising the minimum wage will force some
employers to let employees go because of increased costs. The extra work will be
passed on to the more experienced retained employees.
5. We believe that fast-food workers deserve a livable wage, and
that means that when they take to the picket line, we are proud to fight
Liberal policies already control the marketplace. Who will define a
“livable wage”? The government will. There will be no end to what a livable wage
might include: a certain size house; so much for food each month; a clothing
allowance; paid vacations; transportation; education, birth control, etc. The
most inexperienced workers will be shut out because of hiring expenses. The less
qualified will find it harder to get a job. Teen unemployment will rise. “[M]inimum-wage legislation
discriminates against teenage black males. This has been known by economists
since at least the mid-1950s. The statistical evidence on this was
overwhelming.” Walter Williams argues: “‘How does someone who is part of a group
that is discriminated against find a way to prove to somebody doing the
discriminating that his assessment is incorrect?’ It was really this question:
‘How do undesirables break through the discrimination against them?’”
6. We believe that students are entitled to get an education
without being crushed by debt.
Entitled? Should I be forced to pay for the education of other
people? No one forced these people to go into debt. No one has to go to college.
There is no requirement that a college education has to be completed in four
years. No one is forcing anybody to go to expensive schools. The case could be
made that government money and cheap educational loans increases the cost of
7. We believe that after a lifetime of work, people are entitled to
retire with dignity, and that means protecting Social Security, Medicare, and
Who will be made to pay for bankrupt pension programs? Should I be
forced to pay? Our government enacted legislation that gave us Social Security
and Medicare. They have grown in scope far beyond their initial implementation.
Medicare is bankrupt. Warren’s solution is more taxes.
8. We believe — I can't believe I have to say this in 2014 — we
believe in equal pay for equal work.
There’s no such thing as “equal work.” All types of factors go into
hiring and paying. If employees are not happy with what they are paid, they can
(1) start their own business or (2) look for another job. I can’t believe I have
to say this in 2014, but it’s no business of the government what an employee is
9. We believe that equal means equal, and that’s true in marriage,
it’s true in the workplace, it's true in all of America.
Warren wants “equality” in everything. Forced equality leads to
poverty. Equality before the law is the goal, but not equality in everything.
There is no such attainable ideal unless we’re talking about Communism. But even
with Communism, some people are more equal than others. There already equality
in marriage. No one is stopping two people from getting married as long as they
are of different sexes. The law has been equally applied. Changing the
definition of marriage by claiming that people of the same sex can marry is not
equality; it’s insanity.
10. We believe that immigration has made this country strong and
vibrant, and that means reform.
This is one of her “commandments” that I and millions of others can
agree with. The question is, however, what types of “reforms” do Progressives
11. And we believe that corporations are not people, that women
have a right to their bodies. We will overturn Hobby Lobby and we will fight for
it. We will fight for it!
Try owning and running a corporation without people. Corporations
are owned by people, whether it’s one person or a group of people. Corporations
are people. When Warren and her liberal thugs want to force their economic
agenda on a corporation, who pays? People! Did people from Enron and WorldCom go
to jail? Berrnie Ebbers of Worldcom was sentenced to twenty-five years in a
federal prison. If corporations aren’t people, then why do they pay taxes, and
why is Ebbers in prison?
One of the reasons the “corporations aren’t people” argument keeps
coming up is because of the intrusive nature of government. Congress passed and
the Supreme Court upheld the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Now the
government has direct control over healthcare. As a result, for every question
about the Act’s applicability and enforcement, the government must decide.
Warren and her ilk want to control every area of life, even unborn children by
allowing women to kill them. They want to empower the State to force companies
to pay for abortifacients that kill unborn babies. Women have a right to control
their bodies, but they should not have the right to kill an unborn body that is
not their body. As has been reported over and over again, Hobby Lobby did not
deny any woman anything. Warren wants power to force companies to pay for
healthcare that she wants to define.
More could be said on all these topics. Elizabeth Warren is the new
face of the Democrat Party.
Defined for more.)
Influential Women of the Reformation - By Justin Holcomb - All too often,
the textbooks focus solely on the men of the Reformation—Luther, Calvin,
Cranmer, and others—and fail to take notice of the faithful women who served
among, beside, and with the Reformers. These women were dedicated to the gospel
of Jesus Christ, some to the point of martyrdom. Many of these women were
well-educated, especially by the standard of their time. They read theology
books, especially the Bible, and anything they could get their hands on from the
reformers. Their inner circles of friends were part of long and frequent Bible
studies. Most were wives and mothers. Some were also authors, apologists,
ex-nuns, and queens. All were faithful servants of Jesus. (Click link for
details on each woman.)
...Katherine von Bora
...Katharina Schutz Zell
...Ursula von Münsterberg
...Argula von Grumbach
...Elisabeth von Braunschweig
...Idelette de Bure
...Olimpia Fulvia Morata
...All of these women longed to see the Reformation triumph, and
the good news of the gospel overcome opposition both within the church and
outside it. They served with patience, perseverance, and courage. They were not
just observers of the Reformation, but they were also participants. Moreover,
each was used mightily by God to maintain the integrity of his church and redeem
a fallen humanity.
In Undercover Videos, Planned Parenthood Suggests Sadistic Sex to Teen Girls
- By Kelsey Harkness
- This report and video contain graphic language about disturbing practices.
“Choking,” “whipping,” and “tying up” are a few of the sadistic sexual
behaviors Planned Parenthood staffers in Denver were caught on camera promoting
to underage girls as part of Obamacare-supported “sex education” inside their
facilities. Today, in two undercover videos released by the pro-life group Live
Action, counselors for Planned Parenthood are seen offering advice about
“BDSM”— a practice in which sexual partners beat, lash, or otherwise inflict
pain on each other — to girls who the staffers think are 15- and 16-year-olds.
The videos, “Sex-Ed
Two: Planned Parenthood’s Dangerous Sex Advice for Kids,” are part of Live
Action’s nationwide campaign to spread awareness of Planned Parenthood’s track
record: The motto at Planned Parenthood seems to be ‘sex with no strings
attached.’ Teens are told they can have sex whenever, however, with whomever, as
long as it’s contracepted. In the undercover footage, staff for Planned
Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains tells minors that “sexual exploration is
normal.” One counselor suggests the 15-year-old read the erotic novel “Fifty
Shades of Grey” and search online “to see kind of how they execute it.”
Health survey gives government its first large-scale data on gay, bisexual
population - By Sandhya
Somashekhar - Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves
as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
reported Tuesday in the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’
sexual orientation. The National
Health Interview Survey, which is the government’s premier tool for annually
assessing Americans’ health and behaviors, found that 1.6 percent of adults
self-identify as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent consider themselves bisexual.
The overwhelming majority of adults, 96.6 percent, labeled themselves as
straight in the 2013 survey. An additional 1.1 percent declined to answer,
responded “I don’t know the answer” or said they were “something else.”
Sick: 100% of Democrat Senators Vote for Late-Term Abortion Up to Nine Months of
Pregnancy - By : Cassy Fiano - If, say, a baby was born a month premature
and then killed, it would be considered murder — but do the same thing a minute
before the baby moves out of the birth canal, and Democrats are A-OK with it.
How sick and depraved must your mind be to be in favor of something so
o Joseph Story, Commentaries
on the Constitution, 1833 - “Let the American youth never forget, that they
possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of
their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of
transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life,
the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence.”
Homosexuals Rise Up to Declare that Jesus Christ Can Change the Homosexual
--/Christian Newswire/ -- Newly
released documentary "Such Were Some of You" confronts the rising tide of
popular opinion by chronicling the stories of 29 former homosexual men and women
who say that Jesus Christ has transformed their lives. Experts in psychology,
(Dr. Julie Hamilton), biblical scholarship (Dr. Robert Gagnon) and ministry (Dr.
Neil Anderson) add their voice to the claim that people have been leaving
homosexuality for millennia.
Created to be used in Sunday School classes, support groups and
other group settings, "Such Were Some of You" has been designed as a
discipleship and equipping tool for the Body of Christ. The "witnesses to
change" describe how they developed homosexual confusion, what the gay lifestyle
was really like, how Jesus Christ set them free and the many ways that He has
been healing and transforming their lives ever since. Participants include
ex-gays from numerous ethnic backgrounds and age brackets, including one former
gay activist who dramatically declares at one point, "I am free!"
This two-hour documentary is available on DVD in a "Regular
Edition" and a "Leader's Edition" (which includes a Discussion Guide and a
license to screen the video in group settings). For more information, go to: www.SuchWereSomeOfYou.org and
available for screening in churches and conferences.
Lawmakers Throw Light on Secretive ‘Operation Choke Point’ - By
Kelsey Harkness -
Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is
calling for the dismantling of what he calls a secretive initiative launched
by the Obama administration in early 2013. Critics say that Operation Choke
Point, so dubbed by
Department of Justice officials under Attorney General Eric Holder, seeks
to weed out businesses from the marketplace that the Obama administration
considers objectionable. According to The
Wall Street Journal, it was an outgrowth of the Financial Fraud Task Force,
established by President Obama’s executive order early in his first term.
The initiative, Issa said last week, is a slippery slope: “If you
empower the government to pick winners and losers within a lawful enterprise,
then there is no place to stop.” Initially, in the wake of the 2008 financial
crisis, officials targeted small-dollar, nonbank lenders. But it grew to include
other legal, legitimate businesses such as gun dealers and tobacco vendors at
Walmart and Bass Pro Shop. Issa, speaking
on Operation Choke Point at Cato Institute, called it “proactive,
progressive activity” by government against banks and other legitimate
Obama’s Approval Rating Among Muslims at Historic Highs - by Gary
DeMar - Across the board, President Obama’s approval ratings are low for a
president who has been touted as America’s political Messiah. Even so, I’ve
wondered how with all the mess the nation is facing how his approval rating
could still be in the 40 percent range. The most recent poll has him at around
45 percent. His approval rating among blacks is very high – around 85 percent.
That’s to be expected. Although more than 95 percent of blacks voted for him in
two national elections, his numbers are down slightly among this core
constituency. Keep in mind that poll numbers include several factors. One factor
is that he's not being liberal enough.
There’s another group that is skewing the numbers higher: Muslims. In the 2012
presidential election "close to 90
percent voted for President Obama." As a recent poll shows, that number is
down slightly, but it's still very high. The following is from Politico:
“President Barack Obama’s approval rating is
higher among Muslims than any other religious group, a new poll says. “According
to a Gallup poll released
Friday that tracked responses for the first six months of 2014, 72 percent of
Muslims said they approve of the president, compared with just 20 percent who
“Mormons were the least approving religious group, with 18 percent
of Mormons approving and 78 percent disapproving of the president. Mormons in
the past have ranked as
the most conservative major religious group in the U.S.
"The survey underscores a religious divide when it comes to
presidential approval — Obama is more popular among non-Christians and less
popular among Christians.
“Those who classify as ‘Other non-Christian’ gave the president a 59 percent
approval rating, while Jewish Americans gave Obama a 55 percent approval rating
and atheists or those who subscribe to no religion have a 54 percent approval
“Catholics, on the other hand, have only a 44 percent approval
rating of Obama, compared with 51 percent disapproval. Protestants and other
Christians are more critical, with 37 percent approving and 58 percent
We need to keep in mind that there is a bottom to his numbers.
There is a floor to which Obama’s approval ratings will never drop below. No
matter what he does or how bad things get, there will always be people who will
support him. There’s no dissuading them.
Allyn Root explains it well: “Keep in mind that Obama has the support of
about 35% to 40% of the population that will NEVER abandon him, no matter what
he does, no matter how bad the jobs numbers look, no matter how low the economy
goes, no matter how much scandal and corruption is exposed, no matter how strong
the facts are against him. Nothing will ever change their minds. These are the
‘low information voters’ of the Democratic Party.”
These voters believe that it’s not Obama and liberalism that’s
failed. In their low information minds, it’s conservatives that stand in the way
of liberal policies that are the real problem. If taxes were higher and
government regulated our lives more, we would be living in a near utopia.
Detroit isn’t the fault of failed liberal policies; it’s those rich bastards
that brought destruction to the Motor City. No amount of reasoning will convince