6 Thanksgiving Truths for Non-Religious People
Posted on November 27 - from BarbWire
[Ed. note: So stuff yourself at God’s table! Consume the sacrifice of
Christ’s death and resurrection by believing it and betting your life on it. Taste Christ’s
love, and see how good God is.]
How should a non-Christian society celebrate Thanksgiving?
In our culture, we make Thanksgiving about enjoying life’s blessings more than really
thanking God for them. To continue to call the day “thanksgiving” in a secular culture
doesn’t make a lot of sense.
So why did one famous Christian talk about thanksgiving every time he was talking about
theology with non-religious people?
In the Bible, Acts 14 records the Apostle Paul’s unusual encounter with the ancient city
of Lystra. Paul was trying to explain who Jesus is, but the audience becomes so enthralled
with Paul’s eloquence that they start worshipping him as a god. There’s a major disconnect
in Lystran thinking—they believe in a pantheon of cranky gods who demand sacrifices from us,
whereas Paul is explaining the true God sacrificed himself to save us.
Deafening Silence after Obama Buddy & HRC Founder Charged with Rape of 15-Year-Old Boy
Posted on November 25 - from Sons of Liberty
[Ed. note: It is outrageous and tragic that the founder of the largest gay
activist organization in the world is molesting boys...]
“It seems to me that in the gay community the people who should be running interference
for NAM/BLA are the parents and friends of gays. Because if the parents and friends of gays
are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with
an older man is precisely what 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything else
in the world.” – Harry Hay, founder of the modern “gay rights” movement
None of it matters: Neither common sense, nor an abundance of victim testimony,
peer-reviewed studies, nor their own loathsome admissions and actions. Nothing will move
secular-“progressives” to acknowledge the undeniable interplay between homosexuality and
childhood sexual abuse.
Whether it’s boy-raping “gay” priests, or boy-raping “gay” activists, the problem is
systemic. Homosexual predators are targeting our boys.
You listening, Boy Scouts
So here we go again. Yet another high-profile “gay” activist has been arrested for
homosexual assault on a child. This time authorities bagged a big fish (a rainbow trout?)
in boy-loving real estate mogul Terrence Patrick Bean. Bean co-founded the Human Rights
Campaign (HRC), which is one of the world’s largest, wealthiest and most powerful
anti-Christian, pro-homosexual organizations. Bean is also a major bundler for the DNC
and BFFs with Barack and Michelle Obama. He helped found HRC for the sole purpose of
pushing the extremist homosexual political agenda. While, not surprisingly, HRC rushed to
scrub its website of any reference to his existence, even now Bean remains on this
extremist group’s board of directors.
Posted on November 24 - from TownHall
[Ed. note: Republican leaders are afraid of their big business benefactors
who love cheap labor and who applauded the President’s action.]
As time goes on, President Obama is becoming much more provocative with the GOP. For
example, he met with congressional Democrats, but no Republicans, then announced his long
awaited plan for executive amnesty, giving 5 million illegal immigrants a pathway to work
permits and relief from possible deportation for 3 years. After getting shellacked in the
mid-terms, Obama has not compromised with Republicans, he moved further to the political
It was an audacious announcement that was both unconstitutional and confrontational. It
circumvented Congress, and their vital role in this issue, and was, thus, radically
different from the last time amnesty was given to illegal immigrants. In 1986, President
Reagan did not issue an executive order on illegal immigration; he signed a bill passed by
Sadly, this President does not care what Congress thinks or does. He has no interest in
meeting or working with them. Whether he is acting like a tyrant or an emperor, it is clear
that he is not acting in conjunction with Congress.
Now, the $64 billion question is what should the GOP leadership in Congress do? They
have several options, such as impeachment, lawsuits or defunding all of the activities
associated with this executive action. The least attractive option is to do nothing, but
that is what happened today when the congressional Republicans boarded planes and left
Impeach The Emperor O – The Only Real Answer to Executive Amnesty
Posted on November 22 - from BarbWire
[Ed. note: In every election, the GOP counts on the middle class being so
terrified by the Party of Plunder that they’ll rush to embrace Republicans regardless of
what GOP candidates say or do. But Middle American fear of the Democrats is an account that
can’t be drawn on indefinitely.]
In the past, I’ve advised against trying to impeach the reprobate-in-chief. It seemed futile
and self-defeating. I’ve changed my mind.
Whether or not it succeeds, it’s the only way for Republicans to show that they’re
serious about stopping a president who’s like a car without brakes barreling down a
mountainside – smashing the Constitution and running over representative government.
Congressional Republicans, led by the Indomitable John Boehner and Stalwart Mitch McConnell,
are said to be considering such drastic measures as – have mercy! – suing Obama. Other suggested
remedies include denying funding to programs which would oversee the amnesty and refusing to
pass a continuing resolution on spending.
McConnell, who’s already said he won’t use the power of the purse to counter the
presidential diktat, says that if Obama treats Congress like an advisory board here, he
will “poison the well.” Such nancy-boy talk must make the president quake in his jackboots.
Posted on November 21 - from Conservative News and Views
[Ed. note: if God should decide to save America, the saving message must
come from the pulpits. Not only must they restore hope to the hopeless, they must restore
the voice of the church that has been silenced by the 1954 Johnson Amendment.]
The biblical account of the Exodus contains some very interesting protests from people
who had been in bondage for over 400 years. After being delivered from pharaoh’s whips and
witnessing incredible miracles, the Hebrews complained about only having manna to eat.
Considering that they were in the desert and God had supplied for their needs as well as
delivering them from the cruelties of pharaoh, you would think that they would be elated to
finally be free. However, they looked upon their time of bondage in Egypt with longing since
there they had fish and onions. While this complaining can be hard to understand, it makes
a certain amount of sense when you consider that all they had ever known was slavery,
which included a large degree of dependency. They did what they were told or they suffered
the consequences, but their food and shelter was provided. Dreams were non-existent but
neither was there pressure to get ahead and provide for one’s family. As odd as it may
seem, this co-dependency between pharaoh and the slaves provided a strange comfort zone.
To be sure, life was hard for the Hebrew slaves, but as we learned during their time in
the desert, some preferred bondage to pharaoh and dependency on him over the unknown of
striking out on their own.
On the other hand, our Founding Fathers grew up in an America where liberty reigned –
at least until an overly ambitious king realized he could flex his muscles and impose
unjustified regulations and taxes upon them. To a people who only knew liberty, risking
all they had to defend their freedom was preferable to living under the heavy hand of
a tyrant. Patrick Henry’s famous speech clearly and passionately stated that life is
not so dear and peace is not so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains and
slavery. However, some of the slaves in America as the slaves in Egypt also found
comfort in living a dependent life. After the Civil War and their emancipation, many
chose to stay on the plantations instead of facing the unknown. While we assume life
would have been better for them after the Civil War, very little is recorded about
their lives on the plantation during that period of time. Unfortunately, we do know
that Blacks were persecuted in the South well into the 20th century, but still many
chose to stay.
FBI Report: Americans Less Violent Than Ever, Except for Police
Posted on November 20 - from The Liberty Crier
[Ed. note: An interesting angle is that while crime was decreasing, gun
sales soared across the country, which seems to support the idea that more people owning
guns actually contributes to making society a safer place.]
According to new FBI statistics released this week, violent crime rates in the US fell
over 4% in the past year alone, bringing the amount of violent crimes lower than it has
been in nearly 40 years. The statistics showed that there were an estimated 1.16 million
violent crimes in the year of 2013, which is the lowest number since 1978, when 1.09
million were recorded.
Broken down, the report revealed that manslaughter dropped by 4.4% to 14,196, the lowest
rate since 1968, while instances of rape were down 6.3%. Despite the tough economic times,
robbery is also down by 2.8% and property crimes were down by 4.1%.
crime rate has been steadily declining since 1994, but the prison population has continued to
increase over the decades. There are currently over two and a half million people imprisoned
in the US, which is by far the largest prison population in the world.
However, a study recently published by Pew Charitable Trusts showed that for the first
time in decades, the US prison population is actually on a decline. Their research found
that the drop in crime that was seen in 2013 actually coincided with a decline in the
prison population. According to their data, the amount of people in the US prison system
peaked in 2008, and has since dropped 6%.
Marine Corps veteran says criticism of Islam made him homeless
Posted on November 19 - from examiner.com
[Ed. note: Honesty can carry a price, but doing the right thing is still
doing the right thing.]
Like so many Americans, Jarrad Winter didn't pay much attention to Islam. Now, it's
foremost on his mind. In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com Sunday evening, Winter, a
Marine Corps veteran, single father of two boys and a computer programming specialist who
runs FatwahonIslam.com, says he
is now homeless because he openly criticizes Islam.
It wasn't until the South Park creators were threatened by a Muslim that he felt the
need to study Islam, he told Examiner. In 2010, Jesse Curtis Morton -- a Muslim convert
also known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad -- plead guilty to communicating threats to South
Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
Not long after that, Winter said he was threatened with death, and that lead to him work
very briefly as an informant. At the same time, he worked for another company that suddenly
let him go after four years. After receiving a $20,000 bonus, his position was eliminated,
he said, with no explanation and no warning.
One Nation Under Godlessness
Posted on November 18 - from GOPUSA
[Ed. note: It is unfortunate that so many public schools are adamently
opposed to the one solution to the problems we all recognize in today's world.]
Cheating. Bullying. Cybersexting. Hazing. Molestation. Suicide. Drug abuse. Murder.
Scanning the headlines of the latest scandals in America's schools, it's quite clear that
the problem is not that there's too much God in students' lives.
The problem is that there isn't nearly enough of Him.
With the malfunction of moral seatbelts and the erosion of moral guardrails, too many
kids have turned to a pantheon of false gods, crutches and palliatives. They're obsessed
with "Slender Man" and "Vampire Diaries." Alex from Target's hair and Rihanna's tattoos.
Overpriced basketball sneakers and underdressed reality stars. Choking games and YouTube
games. Gossip and hookups. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat. It's all about selfies over
self-control, blurred lines over bright lines.
Lame-duck Congress may lay golden eggs for crony capitalists
Posted on November 17 - from Washington Times
[Ed. note: This would not be a problem if the people in Washington would
actually represent the people rather than the donors and special interests.]
The lame-duck Congress that will meet after the Nov. 4 election could lay a few golden
eggs that will hatch into a new flock of crony capitalist ducklings. The gold would
actually come from taxpayers. The politically well-connected are especially eager about an
$18 billion giveaway to wind farms, a tax credit that benefits mostly millionaires and
That program often enriches benefactors of leftist groups, but others have jumped on the
money bandwagon, too. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is said to be ready to push the wind
power subsidies when Congress reconvenes after the election. Supporters want to avoid
leaving the decisions to be made by more conservative lawmakers taking office in January.
The “temporary” tax credit for turning wind into electricity was supposed to be a 5-year
incentive when it was created in 1992. Eight extensions have kept its blades turning since
then, until the credit finally expired on Dec. 31, 2013. Now the push is on to renew it
retroactively for five more years, costing the Treasury $18 billion.
Free market undermines climate change voodoo
Posted on November 14 - from Tea Party Nation
[Ed. note: The nation will naturally divide over different visions of how
to answer the questions the Constitution only raises, often along party lines.]
James Carroll of the Boston Globe claims “97% of climate scientists say climate change
is real.” Does that really mean anything? Climate change has become an industry much like
the nuclear winter warnings during the Cold War. At that time, scientists built models
showing the dire consequences of a nuclear showdown and screamed to all audiences that it
was sure to cause mutual disaster. When the Cold War ended, these scientists reluctantly
abandoned their lucrative industry.
Now it seems those scientists have joined up with the environmental movement to warn of
global warming. Nobody wants excessive environmental degradation. A key component of free
market advocates is not to harm others as you undertake your own life journey. Free market
backers do not support degrading fresh drinking water or abuses by tyrants against others.
The current global warming movement has its roots in the anti capitalist, anti monopoly
movements that arose at the same time Standard Oil and Rockefeller emerged. No one had ever
seen such immense wealth. These movements united under one umbrella and forced Washington
to break up monopolies such as Standard oil.
Free market thought opposes monopolies because they are inefficient. Competition spurs
efficiency. With free market competition, an inefficient monopoly cannot seek government
assistance to fight more innovative companies bringing replacement technology and industry
to the sector.
Reading the Midterm Tea Leaves
Posted on November 12 - from Federalist Today
[Ed. note: The nation will naturally divide over different visions of how
to answer the questions the Constitution only raises, often along party lines.]
Making sense of election results has become a second election of sorts in contemporary
politics. No one could have welcomed a second bite at the apple more than President Obama,
who went from out-of-demand campaign surrogate to political pundit-in-chief overnight. While
claiming he didn’t “want to read the tea leaves,” the president nevertheless announced his
verdict on the midterm election:
The American people overwhelmingly believe that this town doesn’t work well, and that it
is not attentive to their needs. And as president, they rightly hold me accountable to do
more to make it work properly . . . They want me to push hard to close some of these
divisions, break through some of the gridlock, and get stuff done.
No one could blame President Obama for doing his part to make post-election coverage
exciting. One of the responsibilities Americans have given their presidents is to chime in
as quickly as possible on everything under the sun. And no leader in American history has
paid more attention to the American people’s entertainment needs than the president–from
March Madness picks on ESPN to the dangers of Pop Warner football and his wife’s night at
Pastor: I’d go to jail before funding abortion
Posted on November 11 - from Conservative Tribune
[Ed. note: The real question is: why is it only seven pastors standing
against this evil in our land?]
On a Sunday morning, congregants fill the campus of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, a
non-denominational evangelical church located in the heart of Southern California. Since
the church’s inception, Senior Pastor Jack Hibbs – a strong pro-life proponent – has
encouraged his congregation to uphold religious values and fundamental liberties in the
public square. Now, the church is opposing a California mandate egregiously imposed on
religious institutions across the Golden State. The congregation is challenging a decision
by the California Department of Managed Healthcare that forces all employers, including
churches, to provide coverage for elective abortions in all health insurance plans.
“I felt violated; I felt forced,” Hibbs said in response to the abortion mandate. “I
love America and I love American history, and I have a lot of invested interest in
defending the unborn. I see the Constitution under attack, and I see my religious freedom
In an interview with Live Action, Hibbs said the DMHC’s decision is a flagrant violation
of the right of churches and pastors to freely exercise their freedom of conscience. Hibbs
and his congregation have joined six other churches across the state in a legal challenge
opposing the coercion.
The complaint notes, “DMHC is an arm of the State of California and purports to be
interpreting and applying the law of California, a state that receives billions of taxpayer
dollars. … California accepted those funds with full knowledge of the requirements of the
Weldon Amendment, but it has chosen to ignore this law. The need to remedy this
discrimination is urgent because it is immediately depriving Complainants of a health plan
that omits elective abortions.”
The States Could Be About to Begin a Massive Rebellion Against Barack Obama
Posted on November 8 - from Conservative Tribune
[Ed. note: With proper monitoring and encouragement, these newly constituted state
legislatures may be the firewall we need to stop Barack Hussein Obama's transformational schemes.]
In a night that just about everyone except Vice President Joe Biden and superhack Debbie
Wasserman Schultz publicly admitted was going to amount to a second shellacking of the
Democrats by Republicans, Democrats held out hope that they would be able to take solace
at the state level by winning key governorships that would help them keep their liberal
agenda going. Nope.
Democrats managed to pick up only one governor’s mansion — Pennsylvania — while losing
at least four others, according to the (Chicago) Daily Herald. Importantly, incumbent
governors won in key swing states like Florida, Michigan, and Ohio as well.
Moreover, Washington Post reporter Reid Wilson said early Wednesday morning that three
state legislative chambers had been wrested from Democrat control by the GOP. That puts 62
out of 98 such bodies in Republican hands.
With the GOP taking such control over state government, many are now questioning whether
more states will begin to assert their rights under the 10th Amendment and nullify
unconstitutional federal actions.
GOP got the car keys back. Question is, can they drive?
Posted on November 7 - from Allen B West
[Ed. note: Col. West is correct in his call for constitutionally conservative
leadersip in both houses... he is also correct in questioning if the current people are up to the
It was a stunning evening when looked upon in aggregate — Senate, House, and
Gubernatorial races — for the GOP. There were races believed to be close that were not —
Georgia, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, and Arkansas. There were races believed to not be
achievable that were — North Carolina. And there was a race not even considered — Virginia.
With all that being said, the American people did indeed send a clear message to Washington
DC: get back on track.
Now comes the really hard part and that is to present a legislative agenda promoting
growth, opportunity, and promise for America in the face of withering fire. This will not
be easy for the GOP as the progressive socialist media will be on the attack everyday.
The Democrats will be tougher in the minority even more so than in the majority and from
news accounts, don’t expect President Barack Hussein Obama to change — unlike Bill Clinton
after his 1994 midterm debacle and subsequent GOP House and Senate majorities. In reading
this Politico article it seems evident that the Obama White House will dig their heels in
deeper. And there are already rumors about the blame game happening — Senator Harry Reid’s
Chief of Staff fingering Obama.
Clyburn Dismisses Tim Scott: Just Because He’s Black, That Doesn’t Mean Progress
Posted on November 6 - from Mediaite
[Ed. note: This thinking - the lack of tolerance for other viewpoints -
makes it almost impossible to come together on any sort of common ground.]
On Tuesday evening, interim Republican Sen. Tim Scott won South Carolina’s special
election to fill the remaining two years of retired Sen. Jim DeMint‘s term. Despite that
electoral victory making Scott the first black senator elected by South Carolina, fellow
South Carolinian James Clyburn is not impressed.
Speaking with the Washington Post, Clyburn, who is a black Democratic congressman,
If you call progress electing a person with the pigmentation that he has, who votes
against the interest and aspirations of 95 percent of the black people in South Carolina,
then I guess that’s progress.
Huge Victory as Pro-Life Candidates Win Nationwide, Take Over Senate From Pro-Abortion Democrats
Posted on November 5 - from Life News
[Ed. note: Perhaps the pro-life position is just a basic qualification for
office and does not need to be the center piece of a campaign.]
In a landslide election that saw pro-life candidates winning across the nation, pro-life
advocates have been able to take over the Senate from pro-abortion Democrats, led by Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Harry Reid’s days as the pro-abortion leader of the U.S. Senate are now numbered as
pro-life candidates picked up enough seats to take over the Senate.
Reid has done pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s bidding and ensured that
abortion-funding Obamacare was passed through on a party-line vote, with not a single
Republican voting in favor of the legislation. Reid made sure that no pro-life bills
received a vote in the Senate — including measures to stop taxpayer funding of abortions
and a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, when unborn babies can feel pain.
Republicans picked up seats in Montana, where pro-life Rep. Steve Daines was a winner
and West Virginia, where Rep. Shelley Moore Capito votes 100% pro-life.
Obama's Israel-Free Dream World
Posted on November 4 - from American Thinker
[Ed. note: As with Obama’s domestic agenda, proving the falsity of bad
ideas is one thing. Surviving them is another.]
A popular speculative rhetorical question bandied about over the years by various
Israel-bashers on both the left and the right is just how peachy things would be in the
Middle East had the modern State of Israel not emerged in 1948. Specifically with respect
to America, the usual rationale for this conclusion is that Israel destabilized the region
and made effective American alliance with local Arab/Islamic nations difficult, if not
impossible. Ironically, we have President Obama and his successive secretaries of state
(Clinton and Kerry) to thank for decisively proving how dumb this theory is.
Since Obama took office, his Middle East policy has focused on minimizing and
downgrading America’s relationship with Israel. This has taken the form of picking fights
with and gratuitously insulting Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other
The most recent event in this effort is the now notorious slur against Netanyahu, in
which a “senior administration official” called the prime minister a “chickens***.” Like
many others, I suspect that the senior official was Obama himself.
This is evidenced by several things. Obama has frequently used Atlantic correspondent
Jeffrey Goldberg as a mouthpiece, giving the reliably sycophantic correspondent various
interviews and scoops over the years. Predictably, Goldberg lays the blame for the
unprecedented schism between the United States and Israel at the feet of Netanyahu, not
the guy going around throwing out schoolyard insults.
Liberals ‘Are a Culture of Death’
Posted on November 3 - from teaparty.org
[Ed. note: “It’s amazing that the so-called liberals are a culture of
death. They want to kill babies. They want to kill the terminally ill. They don’t seem to
honor life... But now, reports are that she is gone.]
During a 700 Club broadcast on Wednesday, evangelical host Pat Robertson discussed
Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminal brain cancer patient who said she would end her
life in Oregon on Nov. 1 through assisted suicide, an action Robertson deemed indicative of
liberalism’s “culture of death,” and he and his co-host expressed hope that Maynard would
change her mind and choose life.
Later that same day, Oct. 29, Maynard announced she had changed her mind for the time
being, saying “that it doesn’t seem like the right time right now.”
On the 700 Club (Christian Broadcasting Network), Maynard’s story was told, including
that she was married in 2013 and had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in April 2014
and was given 6 months to live. As reported, Maynard had publicly disclosed her plan to
travel to Oregon and take 100 capsules of a strong sedative, never to wake up, surrounded
by her husband, mother, stepfather and her best friend.
While reporting on Maynard’s case, the 700 Club reporter spoke with two women – one a
quadriplegic and one with terminal cancer – who, though suffering physically in ways not
unlike Maynard, had chosen to carry on, spend as much time as possible with family, and
strive to enjoy their lives.
This is the danger of electronic voting machines.
Each woman expressed hope that Maynard would change her mind and not kill herself under
Oregon’s assisted-suicide law.
Election theft right before our eyes
Posted on November 1 - from Tea Party Nation
[Ed. note: The only reason to oppose photo voter ID laws is to help
How do the Democrats save themselves in an election that is looking for them more and
more like Custer’s last stand?
They steal it.
In Illinois and in Maryland something shocking is happening. When voters go to
electronic voting machines, their Republican votes are being changed to Democrat votes.
These are just the stories we know about.
This is the danger of electronic voting machines.
One of Barack Obama’s heroes, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin once said, “It’s not who
votes that counts. It’s who counts the votes.” That is how the left views elections. The
left views elections, not as the right of the people to decide their future and their
leaders, but just another obstacle to be overcome.
Peace is a Two-Way Street
Posted on November 26 - from The Truth dispatch
[Ed. note: the Palestinians are the ones who reject two-state peace
solutions that allow Israel to continue to exist.]
The recent deadly attack in Israel on a Jerusalem synagogue is clear evidence that the
Palestinians do not want peace with Israel. As the leader of a sovereign country, Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is promising tough security measures to protect Israeli
citizens. Pope Francis is evening commenting on the deadly attack, calling it
“unacceptable,” while calling for peace between the Palestinians and Israelis.
However, I am convinced now more than ever that peace is unachievable when you have one
side that does not really want peace. Peace is a two-way street with a common goal of
protecting the natural rights and freedoms of the citizens of each country. The
Palestinians continue to condemn Israel for alleged atrocities against the Palestinian
people, and rejecting every peace deal that creates two independent nation-states side by
Israel bends over backwards to announce to the average Palestinian in the Gaza Strip
when they are attacking a specific building to give them time to leave. They attack Hamas
Palestinians with pinpoint accuracy, even to their disadvantage, in order to ensure the
safety of peaceful Palestinians. Israel would accept peace with the Palestinians in a
heartbeat if the Palestinians really wanted it.
The best way to make a church beautiful is to fill it with people
Posted on November 25 - from Facebook Apostles
[Ed. note: Buildings are just brick and mortar... the real church is the
people - the body of Christ!]
The feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran last week was a
twofold reminder of the importance of that church, which is the Pope’s cathedral and, like
all churches, an expression of the unity found in communion with the Successor of Saint
Peter. It is also an important sign that all church buildings are expressions of heaven.
In Jerusalem, our Lord said that if the temple were destroyed, he would rebuild it in
three days. He was speaking of his own body, for buildings come and go but he lives forever.
Yet he revered the earthly temple and became most righteously angry, using a whip to drive
out those who profaned it. Each one of us by baptism becomes a temple of the Holy Spirit,
and the best way to keep that human shrine fit for God is to whip Satan out of it by going
Church buildings are natural lodgings for the supernatural Church, which is why we
should make them as beautiful as possible. Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings,
and afterwards our buildings shape us.” The art and skill with which we adorn churches in
turn bring us closer to the Lord. It is not enough to believe in Christ. The acknowledgement
of his divinity must move the soul to worship him. “The devils also believe and tremble in
fear” (James 2:19), because they refuse to worship him. Their fear is servile fear, and not
the holy fear, or awe, that churches should evoke and encourage. It is the difference between
being haunted and being holy.
A free press no more
Posted on November 24 - from Tea Party Nation
[Ed. note: The left wing media will remain silent on the case of a major
Democrat donor who has been indicted for sexual abuse of a minor.]
The free press has been such an important American tradition that our founding fathers
made the right to freedom of the press a part of the First Amendment to the Constitution.
While a number of Presidents would have liked to have muzzled the free press, the press
today is mostly muzzled. The government did not do it to the press. They did it to
Today we have a left wing dictator in the White House who knows the media has
surrendered to him and he can bully them anytime he wants.
After CBS News aired a damaging report which suggested Attorney General Eric Holder had
lied to Congress, the Department of Justice's (DOJ) press director worked overtime to
suppress reporter Sharyl Attkisson's story and called her CBS superiors to complain.
Silencing people is what they do best
Posted on November 21 - from Tea Party Nation
[Ed. note: The real issue with the radical homosexual movement is not
their sexual choice. Like leftists everywhere, they do not want to allow anyone to
disagree with them.]
Anyone remember when the homosexual movement went mainstream about twenty years ago?
All they said they wanted was “tolerance.” They wanted the “same rights”
everyone else had.
Turns out they want special rights. One of the special
rights the homosexual movement demands is the right to silence anyone who dares to
disagree with them.
This includes Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the TV show “19 kids and counting.”
From USA Today:
First it was Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald who shared a newlywed smooch photo.
Then mom and dad, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, shared a shot of themselves in a major
liplock to show that they're still in love after 30 years of marriage and 19 children. In
posting that shot on Facebook, they encouraged other couples to share their kiss photos,
"God designed marriage to be a loving, dynamic relationship between a
husband and wife for a lifetime. God loves marriage and it is supposed to be full of love,
joy, fun and romance," it said. "We challenge all married couples to take a happily married
picture and post it here."
The Gaystopo has had a cow. They are now pushing a petition on Change.org that demands
TLC cancel the Duggar show.
They don’t like the fact the Duggars stand for
normal marriage. The Duggars may be on to something. Some of their kids are grown now
and so far they seem to be okay.
Obama's Weakness, Ineptitude Are By Design, Part Of The Plan
Posted on November 20 - from Investors Business Daily
[Ed. note: The big question is whether Congress and the Supreme Court
can stop him from doing irreparable damage to America in his last two years.]
Just what happened last week on Election Day? And what is going to happen in the years
The most important thing that happened last week was that the country
dodged a bullet.
Had the Democrats retained control of the Senate, President Obama could have spent his
last two years in office loading the federal judiciary with judges who share his contempt
for the Constitution of the United States.
Such judges — perhaps including Supreme Court justices — would have been confirmed by
Senate Democrats, and could spend the rest of their lifetime appointments ruling in favor
of expansions of federal government power that would make the freedom of "we the people"
only a distant memory and a painful mockery.
We dodged that bullet. But what
about the rest of Barack Obama's term? Pundits who depict Obama as a weak, lame-duck
president may be greatly misjudging him, as they have so often in the past.
Cracks in the atheist edifice
Posted on November 19 - from The Economist
[Ed. note: A mid-ranking official in a big city was recently told that
her Christian faith, which was well known in the office, was not compatible with her party
membership and she would have to give it up. She politely told her superiors that she would
not be able to do that...]
THE coastal city of Wenzhou is sometimes called China’s Jerusalem. Ringed by mountains
and far from the capital, Beijing, it has long been a haven for a religion that China’s
Communist leaders view with deep unease: Christianity. Most cities of its size, with about
9m people, have no more than a dozen or so visibly Christian buildings. Until recently, in
Wenzhou, hundreds of crosses decorated church roofs.
This year, however, more than 230 have been classed as “illegal structures” and removed.
Videos posted on the internet show crowds of parishioners trying to form a human shield
around their churches. Dozens have been injured. Other films show weeping believers
defiantly singing hymns as huge red crosses are hoisted off the buildings. In April one of
Wenzhou’s largest churches was completely demolished. Officials are untroubled by the clash
between the city’s famously freewheeling capitalism and the Communist Party’s ideology, yet
still see religion and its symbols as affronts to the party’s atheism.
Christians in China have long suffered persecutiont. Under Mao Zedong, freedom of belief
was enshrined in the new Communist constitution (largely to accommodate Muslims and Tibetan
Buddhists in the west of the country). Yet perhaps as many as half a million Christians were
harried to death, and tens of thousands more were sent to labour camps. Since the death of
Mao in 1976, the party has slowly allowed more religious freedom. Most of the churches in
Wenzhou are so-called “Three Self” churches, of which there are about 57,000 round the
country. These, in the official jargon, are self-supporting, self-governed and
self-propagating (therefore closed to foreign influence). They profess loyalty to China,
and are registered with the government. But many of those in Wenzhou had obviously incurred
official displeasure all the same; and most of the Christians who survived Maoist persecution,
along with many new believers, refuse to join such churches anyway, continuing to meet in
unregistered “house churches”, which the party for a long time tried to suppress.
Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Looking for More Customers Via Obamacare
Posted on November 18 - from Life News
[Ed. note: This works because so many of our courts share the anti-Christian
thinking of the ACLU and the perpetually offended.]
In 2009, President Barack Obama promised the American people that Obamacare would not
fund abortion. However, in September, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a
report that showed that Obamacare plans cover abortion and receive taxpayer subsides.
The GAO report also found that nearly all of the insurance issuers sampled are not
itemizing the required separate abortion surcharge on its bills – confirming that the Obama
Administration is ignoring the law’s abortion accounting gimmick. In 2014, taxpayers have
funded over a thousand Obamacare health plans that subsidize abortion on demand—even
late-term abortion—in defiance of the Hyde Amendment the President publicly said he would
This is why it is no surprise that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion
business, has spent millions of dollars to promote and get people signed up for Obamacare.
As LifeNews previously reported, the abortion giant deployed thousands of canvassers across
the country to get people plugged into the healthcare system.
Additionally, Obamacare created new ways for Planned Parenthood to receive public
funding. In 2013, Planned Parenthood received taxpayer-funded grants to help American’s sign
up for health coverage. The organization has also worked tirelessly for the Obama
administration, which is why he praised the group’s efforts in helping pass the health care
law. At a gala for Planned Parenthood, Obama said. “I know how hard you worked to help us
pass health care reform. You and your supporters got out there—you organized; you mobilized;
you made your voices heard. It made all the difference.”
One 'offended' atheist halts high school concert
Posted on November 17 - from GOPUSA
[Ed. note: This works because so many of our courts share the anti-Christian
thinking of the ACLU and the perpetually offended.]
After traditionally holding its students’ secular fall concert in a local church’s
auditorium for the past four years, one Florida high school recently surrendered to a
demand made by the American Civil Liberties Union over a complaint from one “offended”
atheist parent who felt uncomfortable about the venue.
The ACLU argues that because the facility is regularly used for religious services, the
parent considers the concert location to be objectionable. This is despite the fact that no
religious content was scheduled to be included in the event.
Liberty Counsel, a pro-family legal group, is offering the school legal representation
to fight the ACLU, urging district officials not to cave in to its campaign of intimidation
“This concert is about the kids, not the ACLU or an atheist parent,” proclaimed Liberty
Counsel founder Mat Staver. “As Americans, we put the needs of children first, above the
desires of adults. That is what we do. That is America!”
What’s Going On With Our Police?
Posted on November 14 - from Chuck Baldwin
[Ed. note: Based on current statistical data, you and I are eight times
more likely to be killed by a police officer than we are an actual terrorist.]
What’s going on with our police? More and more, it seems that our men in blue have been
transformed from a friendly neighborhood peace office, whose mission is to protect and
serve, to a hostile military force, whose mission is to harass and intimidate.
I am going to broach a subject in this syndicated column this week that people such as
me are not supposed to talk about. By people such as me, I mean Christians, "conservatives,"
Republican-types, etc. "We" are NEVER supposed to criticize the police--not in any shape,
manner, or form. ANY criticism of all things police (and military, for that matter) is
immediately deemed to be "left-wing," "unpatriotic,” etc. To criticize the police in any
way brings immediate and vehement accusations that one is against law and order or is a
“bleeding heart liberal,” etc. But, in all probability, the vast majority of “our” folks
will simply ignore this column. My observation is “WE” are mostly very closed-minded and
don’t tolerate ideas that are outside the box of what is heard on FOX NEWS or from today’s
However, it is an absolute fact that today’s law enforcement agencies are more and more
being militarized and are becoming more and more hostile to the American citizenry. More
and more, police officers view the American people as “enemy combatants” and are developing
a deeply imbedded “us versus them” mindset. More and more, police officers are behaving
like soldiers, not peace officers. Examples of police abuse are becoming more and more
frequent and more and more severe. If this breach of the public trust is not reined in
soon, it is going to get very ugly in this country.
God Said It, That Settles It: No Common Ground for Christianity and Homosexuality
Posted on November 13 - from BarbWire
[Ed. note: Whether Satan uses a country music singer, a movie star, an
athlete, a CEO or a student editor to say Christianity and homosexuality can have a common
ground, it’s not what God has said.]
Just a few days ago I saw an article where a Liberty University student editor called
for Christians and homosexuals to find “common ground”. My first thought was, “what would
Big Jerry (my nickname for Liberty University founder, the late Jerry Falwell Sr.) think
about this? That thought was quickly overtaken by the thought, What does the Lord think
Immediately I took a walk down my own memory lane thirty-three years ago when I myself
wondered what God had to say about my homosexuality. I had been seduced into it as a college
co-ed and after ten years of lesbian living, somewhere deep down inside I still felt it was
wrong. But was there a Biblical basis for that feeling?
I had been raised in a southern Baptist family with a deacon dad, Sunday school teacher
mom and preacher brother. We were in church every time the door was open but I had never
heard the topic of homosexuality discussed. Perhaps God did not care about homosexuality.
After all Jesus did say “love one another”. Every time the wondering ran through my mind, I
would either justify my life-style or dismiss the thought.
Child Porn Nation: America’s Hidden National Security Threat
Posted on November 12 - from BarbWire
[Ed. note: Child pornography has mushroomed into a giant business,
attracting organized crime. At least 200,000 websites sell such images… and rake in from
$20 billion to $30 billion a year.]
America now produces an estimated half of the world’s child porn. Of all the global
internet servers that host child sexual abuse websites, nearly half are located in the
United States. An estimated 50,000 Americans, at any given time, are on-line trading
images of child sex abuse.
Imagine, for a moment, the number of children raped since you finished your morning
coffee in order to produce half the world’s child porn. Think about the children you know.
Given the numbers, it is statistically impossible that you do not know a child who is
being sexually abused in America today.
When mainstream media does report on the story the message is: Nothing to see here. Move
along, please. Yes, there are a few powerful voices here and there that defend the survivor
or attempt to deepen the discussion but, by and large, American journalists tend to act as
apologists for the sex abuser and move off the story as quickly as possible.
Obamacare architect admits Obama lied about his signature law
Posted on November 11 - from examiner.com
[Ed. note: “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” says the
MIT economist who helped write Obamacare. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the
American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing
One of the main creators of President Barack Obama's "signature legislation," the
Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACU) a/k/a Obamacare, admitted to colleagues at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT) that Obama and he lied to the American people. Dr. Jonathan
Gruber, who appeared on national television selling Obamacare to Americans conceded that in
order to gain support for a government takeover of healthcare insurance and distribution it
was necessary to avoid transparency, according to officials with a public-interest group who
discovered the YouTube video of that professor's comments and released it on Monday.
According to the nonprofit American Committment, Gruber reportedly made his videotaped
comments at a special event on the MIT campus and conceded that it was necessary to avoid
transparency to pass Obama's healthcare grab. Dr, Gruber even admitted to lying in order to
help the Obama White House and the Democrats in both houses of the U.S. Congress in order to
get the support of a number of groups and individuals.
"During the intense debate over ACU, the Republicans were denigrated and vilified for
being opposed to the legislation that very few, if any, lawmaker read. In fact, one
congressman, Alan Grayson of Florida, told the American people that Republicans 'want you
to die' because they opposed Obama's monstrosity," said former hospital security director
and police chief, Tony Arcadian. "I believe these people should face criminal charges for
perpetrating a fraud. Eric Holder prosecuted businessmen for less," Arcadian added.
Equality Feminism and Contraception
Posted on November 10 - from The Truth Dispatch
[Ed. note: There are all sort of things taught to the people that do not
have the courage or principles to face reality.]
“There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting
to make them equal. While the first is the condition of a free society, the second means as
De Tocqueville describes it, ‘a new form of servitude.'” –economist Friedrich August von
Some Americans are old enough (like me) to remember when going on the dole was something
only done when every other option had been tried. Even then, some lingering shame accompanied
that choice, along with determination to get off the dole and return to being self-sufficient
and productive as soon as possible. Such ideas must seem really strange to current
generations, many of whom (particularly the government schooled) have been inundated with
the idea someone owes them something — for nothing, no less; work isn’t necessary, retirement
doesn’t need to be earned, health care should be free, as well as housing, food,
transportation, clothing, birth control! They don’t realize they are kept slaves since they
don’t have to do anything.
It is amazing how many people are thoroughly convinced there are more than enough
workers — who will go on working no matter how onerous it becomes to support the detritus —
to underwrite all the slackers, ever-growing number of fence-sitters, and government
employees on to the cost side of the ledger. I think it less remarkable we have a president
who openly exploits such selfishness and ignorance by taking an American virtue (the free
market) and turn it into a vice, which is what Obama does when he labels our alternative to
his socialist/Marxist vision as an ‘on your own’ society.
Poll: Public Support Drops for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’
Posted on November 7 - from Barb Wire
[Ed. note: Polls like this show a disconnect between the judiciary and government
and the people they are supposed to serve.]
Americans may be tiring of homosexual activists, a new poll on same-sex “marriage”
A Fox news poll shows more Americans now oppose same-sex “marriage” than support it,
though the numbers are still close.
The poll found that 47 percent oppose legalizing same-sex marriage while 44 percent
support legally redefining it, with nine percent unsure, LifeSiteNews.com reported.
LifeSiteNews pointed out that is the second poll in recent months that showed declining
support. A poll conducted by Pew Research shows a five-point drop in support since 2010.
I’m Not Asking Permission To Obey God!
Posted on November 6 - from Sons of Liberty
[Ed. note: It is time, America, to stand up, not to sit down. Not only is
God on your side, but also the laws of our republic.]
This last week my ministry team made national news (again) as we came under fire for
seeking and saving the lost. A deranged “Constitution teacher” physically assaulted my
street team ministry leader for stating that “separation of church and state” is not found
in the Constitution.
We were not breaking the law; we were obeying God and the laws of our republic. The
“Constitution teacher” was breaking the law. How does one see this as a defeat in the face
of an assault on the American way, when we simply need to stand and claim the right that
God gave us? We have God and the law on our side.
For the life of me, my friends, I do not and will not ever understand why the American
people (Christians and patriots) stand back and give victory to those who violate the laws
of our constitutional republic on a daily basis.
Dear Republicans: No One Elected You to Work with Democrats
Posted on November 5 - from Red State
[Ed. note: Working with these people is not what America elected you to
do Republicans. It elected you to stop them.]
As the reality of a Republican wave became imminent last night, a dangerous narrative
began to take hold among the conservative talking heads on cable news and in the victory
speeches of the victorious Republicans. The narrative was that now that the Republicans
have control of both chambers of Congress, it is incumbent upon them to work with Obama
and the other Democrats in the service of “getting things done” and “fixing the broken
My hope is that Republicans reject this patent nonsense for the poppycock that it is.
Not only should Republicans not work closely with Democrats, they should instead keep them
as far away as possible, preferably across a large moat filled with sharp stakes, acid,
and alligators. That way, our side will be safer from friendly fire when we launch the
flaming tar at the remaining Democrats in office.
Let us review the bidding. Republicans ran this year on very little of substance. Their
brand ID is still very underwater with the American public. There is no program right now
that the American public is clamoring for the Republicans to undertake with one exception:
they hate what President Obama is doing and they want Republicans to stop it. Exit poll
after exit poll last night showed that the single most important thing in the minds of the
voters this year was the looming shadow of death Obama cast on all his Democrat allies.
Stand Your Ground
Posted on November 4 - from Liberty Counsel
[Ed. note: Where would the Civil Rights movement be if Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., voluntarily went home when he faced opposition?]
Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver is urging people in states affected by
same-sex unions to stay: “Stand your ground. Do not voluntarily resign your post when
confronted with this intolerant agenda.”
Staver made these comments after several magistrates in North Carolina resigned because
they refused to preside over a same-sex marriage. “I appreciate the conviction of these
magistrates, but rather than resign they should remain at their post. Liberty Counsel will
represent them, but once they resign there is not much we can do to help,” said Staver.
In 2004 after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court imposed same-sex marriage on the
Commonwealth, Catholic Charities ceased its adoption ministry because it refused to place
children in same-sex households. “The commitment to Church teachings and conscience is
commendable, but Catholic Charities should not have voluntarily ceased its adoption
ministry. If the government wants to impose an intolerant agenda on people of faith and
trample their religious convictions then let it happen in public for all to see. I cannot
believe the American people will long tolerate an intolerant agenda,” said Staver.
The Lies Phony Climate Experts Tell
Posted on November 3 - from Tea Party Nation
[Ed. note: Whenever you hear some “climate expert” or politician refer to
global warming or climate change, they are lying to you. We have more CO2 in the atmosphere
and the Earth is still in a cooling cycle.]
For decades now both the U.S. and Europe have suffered the arrogance and the lies of
so-called “climate experts.” Mind you, there are some real ones and, when it comes to global
warming and climate change, the interchangeable names for the lies, they are the ones
labeled “deniers” and worse for telling the truth.
The fundamental lie is that humans, through their use of fossil fuels, coal, oil and
natural gas, are creating huge amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) which in turn is warming the
Earth. You will hear the lies again when the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
releases its latest report.
“The report should galvanize the world to take urgent and collective action to curb
climate change,” says Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
“We’re almost out of time to avoid the worst…”
We have been told this since the 1980s. It is pure fear mongering.