Roundup

Some good news from my former denomination: Talk Grows of Liberal Exodus from UMC.  Alternate title: “Non-Christians threaten to leave church.”  And people think this is a bad thing . . . why?  It would be the best thing to happen to the Methodists in 100 years.

Since last spring’s General Conference, there has been an unprecedented mushrooming of talk of liberal exodus from the United Methodist Church.  For all of the surrounding frustration, that landmark event in Tampa, Florida was an apparent turning point in the struggle for the soul of our global denomination.

Delegates affirmed the denomination’s official teaching that sex is “only” for marriage and that homosexual practice is “incompatible with Christian teaching” (¶161F of the Book of Discipline) by a significantly larger margin than the previous General Conference. For the first time, activists opposed to biblical teaching ultimately gave up on even contesting UMC policies aligning required behavior of clergy and denominational officials with this stand.

More good news: There’s hope for civilization:

You have to look outside the Beltway, of course, but occasionally there’s a glimmer.

Pat Wesner is a mother of four, with one grown, disabled son in her care and another serving in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, she stumbled on the perfect crime when $11,000 fell off a Brinks truck with no one around to see it.

But she returned the money, because it didn’t belong to her.  What a concept!

Now, meet 18-year-old Indiana man Jhaqueil Reagan, who walked 10 miles in the snow for a job interview at Dairy Queen to support his brothers and sisters, and was well rewarded for his efforts . . .

Liberal thinking hasn’t poisoned everyone!

The Magical Word “Women” – A great lesson in politics and how Republicans are stupid when dealing with the Democrats’ games.  The Dems just throw in a word like “women” then add all sorts of awful things to a bill then shame Republicans into voting for it.  How hard would it be to distribute talking points to all Republicans along these lines?

  • You don’t need Federal laws against spousal abuse (or any kind of abuse).  State and local government have those covered.
  • “It expands the definition of domestic violence to include causing “emotional distress” or using “unpleasant speech.”” – this makes it overly broad and open to all sorts of (ironically enough) abuse.
  • “It ostensibly nullifies the legal presumption of innocence until proven guilty.”
  • The bill also expands the law’s reach to give tribal Indian authorities jurisdiction over non-Indians accused of abusing Indian women.
  • “It would grant more visas to illegal immigrants who are victims of domestic abuse.”  So we are going to take on everyone in the planet who lodges an accusation of abuse?   And we’ll do this when we don’t even take people suffering from religious persecution?

Don’t let Leftists and fake Christians play out their equivalent of the shrill Helen Lovejoy “won’t someone please think of the children/women” falsehood.

Once again, see how non-Christians/non-Catholics/fake Christians think they have a say in the selection of the next Pope.

There is much that good people of faith can disagree with Pope Benedict on: his attacks on the rights of women and gays and lesbians, and the failures of the RCC under his leadership to deal with the child abuse scandal.

Translations:

  • “Attacks on the rights of women” = opposing the crushing and dismembering of innocent but unwanted human beings.  Oh, and nearly all gender-selection abortions kill females for the sole reason that they are female.  Still not sure how that qualifies as pro-women.  Shame on the “churches” who insist that it is a human right  to be able to kill babies.
  • “attacks on the rights of gays and lesbians” = believes what God says in the Bible and opposes oxymoronic “same-sex marriage.”
  • “child abuse scandal” – you mean the one perpetrated and covered up by the huge homosexual underground in the Church?  Yes, we oppose that, too.

Why Are We Not Talking About America’s $123 Trillion In Unfunded Liabilities? – another example of Republicans being stupid at politics.  It isn’t just the National Debt, it is the off-balance sheet liabilities that must be dealt before we destroy this great country.

US Unfunded Liabilities

Another sad story of how deadly political correctness can be.  Note that when they are discussing criminal acts, “Asian” = Muslim

For all the phony hype about bullying, here’s a real bullying story that doesn’t seem to be getting much traction in the media. I wonder why:

The devastated family of a nine-year-old boy who hanged himself say he took his life after racist taunts by Asian bullies.

Former top IVF doc: I was ‘absolutely horrified’ when I realized what I was doing – be very cautious when considering in vitro fertilization.

Caruso noted that such “objectification of children” is of a piece with the IVF mentality, where aborting inconvenient children is both routine and encouraged.

Breaking: Obama campaign caught in major NC vote fraud scheme – anyone surprised?

North Carolina’s Civitas Institute has revealed that the North Carolina State Board of Elections and the Obama campaign conspired to register at least 11,000 people via the internet in violation of state law. This has been confirmed through records requests filed with all of North Carolina’s 100 counties. The counting is not yet complete.

North Carolina does not allow online voting, but according to Civitas, SBE staff authorized an Obama campaign website, Gottaregister.com, to use a web-based registration program. The SBE’s chief lawyer responded to the charge with a plainly disingenuous 1984-newspeak answer:

Wright repeatedly denied that the SBE allowed online voter registration, insisting that it was “web-based voter registration” instead, as if there could be a “web-based” process that wasn’t online.

My biggest concern is that their successful voter fraud will, as with other criminals, embolden them to do larger and larger frauds.

Even more good news: How privatization turned the worst-performing NHS hospital around – Capitalism works.  Socialism and Communism do not.  History has spoken, but people are too ignorant of it and of basic human nature.

 

6 thoughts on “Roundup

  1. Kudos to that lady for returning the money. But I have to wonder – how the hell does $11k “fall off” one of those trucks? I worked for Brinks here in Ireland for three years – if only I’d known the secret :-)

  2. I have to take issue with you over Moonbattery though. have you ever read the comments on that site? Most of the commenters (dissenters are just deleted) are itching for a race war. Further, and specifically relevant to the article – Asians make up 8% of the UK population, Muslims are 5%. So even allowing for the (incorrect) assumption that all Muslims are Asian, you still have a 1 in 3 chance of being wrong when you refer to an Asian person as a Muslim. And from the Sun article they were quoting the parents, so unless they changed their words, that’s what the parents said – Asians, not Muslims. And as far as the “no traction in the media” comment goes – he then links to the daily newspaper with the largest circulation in the UK! Moonbattery indeed.

    Isn’t it also strange that Islamophobes (or people who hate Muslims, or really distrust them, or think they’re all out to get us, or whatever you want to call them) only equate the Islamic religion with race when it suits them? The rest of the time it’s “oh no, being Muslim has nothing to do with race, it’s the religion we don’t like.”

    I know a good few British “Asians” – some of them are Muslim and some aren’t. What none of them are is “Pakistani welfare colonists” – a comment that says an awful lot more about the person making it than the people he’s talking about. It also ignores a great deal of history of British involvement in Asia.

    Note to those whose reading comprehension skills may require some work – I am NOT endorsing the racial bullying that this tragic story is covering. But I see far too much of this sort of race baiting going on, and no matter what side of the political divide you’re on, you don’t get to generalise like this and get away with it.

    Rant over.

    • The term “Islamaphobe” is right up there with “homophobe.” It is a title to marginalize the opposition. Islam is a religious/political system which is evil, plain and simple. Every Christian should hate evil. Hating evil is not hating the person.

      • Ok, let’s go out on a limb here and imagine the unthinkable situation that I’m sure has never, ever happened – that this was an Asian kid being bullied by whites. The Moonbat would propose that we question the offenders to ascertain their religion; no wait, actually he’d have us using dodgy demographic perceptions to guess their religion.Then post headlines such as “Anglicans bully 9 year old child to death”, because, you know, they’re white and most whites in the UK are Anglicans, right? What is a good word to describe someone who reasons like this; maybe “hatemonger”?

  3. My worry is that the Catholic Church will rot from the ground up. I have had the misfortune of running across priests who think that liberalism/Marxism is more important than being pro-life and understand traditional marriage. They may slowly climb the ranks, and, once they are a majority of the College of Cardinals, traditionalists can kiss the papacy good-bye.

    The “long march through the institutions” can also be made through the Catholic Church.

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