Roundup

Is Deception Calling? A review of Jesus Calling by Sarah Young — Excellent warnings against an un-biblical book and the themes that are running through far too many churches.

From the “No one could be surprised by this” category, It’s official: the IRS targeted conservative groups, not liberal — This is one of the most flagrant abuses of power in U.S. history, yet as you would expect, the mainstream media is doing their best to hide and ignore it.

William Lane Craig debates Peter Atkins: Does God Exist?

LaBarbera Slams ‘Craven’ Justice Anthony Kennedy for Striking Down DOMA Provision ‘in the Name of the Children’

Yesterday’s decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and effectively invalidating Californians’ vote to preserve marriage as between a man and a woman — continues America’s godless trajectory toward sexual and gender chaos. We have become a Profane Nation at war with our own heritage and the Judeo-Christian moral values that helped make us great.

Healthy societies discriminate against sexually immoral behavior: homosexuality, sex outside marriage, pornography, incest, etc. This benefits children and adults by using the law to reinforce stable moral boundaries and steer citizens away from destructive (sinful) behaviors. So it was stunning to read the majority decision by Justice Anthony Kennedy – a Reagan appointee – overturning DOMA’s pro-natural-marriage provision in the name of the children.

Compassion? A parable — a great illustration about who really loves the people with same-sex attraction (those who encourage them in their spiritually, physically and emotionally deadly practices or those who have the courage to speak the truth?).

Report: Top IRS Aides Visited White House 300 Times — More proof that the mainstream media died in 2008. How could this scandal of epic proportions get ignored so quickly? It is telling how many Leftists can’t see the connection.

This high number of visits occurred despite the fact that both Shulman and President Obama claimed to have no knowledge of the IRS intimidation tactics. Both also said there was no coordination between the IRS and the White House.

Officials at the IRS and President Obama still maintain that there was no coordination between the White House and the IRS, of course, but this latest revelation makes that still harder to believe.

“Bush saved 9 million lives” says this celebrity — I met many Kenyans who agreed with Bono. I still remember a World Vision employee cheering about all that Bush had done.

Why no outrage over Planned Parenthood actions? If the media wasn’t so radically pro-abortion more people would know about PP’s practice of hiding statutory rape, incest and sex trafficking victims. That’s the real “war on women.” People who kill babies for a living don’t care about helping victims of sex crimes. They should be de-funded, put out of business and prosecuted.

Bart Ehrman Creates Stir in Atheist Community Over The Existence of Jesus

Anal Hazing Hits High Schools — Gross, but important to note. This is tragic. I guarantee that the accessibility of p*rn and the failure of our government to do anything about it and the failure of parents to protect their kids from seeing it (you do have Internet filters or other controls in place, right?) will ensure that things like this will increase.

Hey, I agree with lots of Obama’s gun study!

1. Most gun deaths in the US are due to suicide, not violent crimes with guns or accidental shootings. This is a said statistic, but again, this goes back to mental healthcare, not guns.

“Between the years 2000-2010, firearm-related suicides significantly outnumbered homicides for all age groups, annually accounting for 61 percent of the more than 335,600 people who died from firearms related violence in the United States.” [Source]

2. Mass shootings account for a negligible amount of crime in the US. In fact, mass shootings are one of the rarest forms of violent crime in the country.

“The number of public mass shootings of the type that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School accounted for a very small fraction of all firearm-related deaths. Specifically, since 1983 there have been 78 events in which 4 or more individuals were killed by a single perpetrator in a day in the United States, resulting in 547 victims and 476 injured persons.” [Source]

3. This one is probably our favorite. The study admits that self defense is a common occurrence and happens at least as much violent crimes involving guns. This is a direct busted myth to the anti gun argument that guns are almost never used for self defense.

“Defensive use of guns by crime victims is a common occurrence [...]. Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008.” [Source]

4. Furthermore, on self defense, if you carry a gun and fight back against a violent assailant, you are less likely to be killed or harmed than someone who decided to fight back and employ another self defense tactic or weapon.

“Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns [...] have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies.” [Source]

The study isn’t completely pro-gun, as you wouldn’t expect a truly unbiased study to be and does include some statistics and postulations theorizing different ways gun ownership could be a bad thing.

Good analysis by Stan on the term “gay Christian.”

First, the word preceding “Christian” is an adjective intended to describe the Christian in question. Inserting “gay” as a descriptive suggests that it is an apt descriptive. But how is it appropriate to describe a Christian by the sin from which he or she suffers? We don’t reference “lustful Christian” or “proud Christian” or whatever other besetting sin as a descriptive of the Christian. Why “gay”?

Crime pays — at least under the amnesty bill. Should illegal aliens be held to the same standard, if not higher?

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2 thoughts on “Roundup

  1. They should be de-funded, put out of business and prosecuted.

    I think they should be hanged…but that’s my opinion.

    1. Most gun deaths in the US are due to suicide, not violent crimes with guns or accidental shootings. This is a said statistic, but again, this goes back to mental healthcare, not guns.

    There’s a significant breakdown along gender lines. Males are far more likely to choose a firearm as the method of choice, which means they more often succeed in offing themselves.


    “Between the years 2000-2010, firearm-related suicides significantly outnumbered homicides for all age groups, annually accounting for 61 percent of the more than 335,600 people who died from firearms related violence in the United States.” [Source]

    A tragedy, but it’s very odd when the gun grabbers mention “risk of suicide” as a good reason for gun control. It’s bad enough to be accused of wanting to harm others with my gun; it’s even worse to be told I have to have it taken away because I might intentionally hurt myself with it. Insulting, frankly.


    2. Mass shootings account for a negligible amount of crime in the US. In fact, mass shootings are one of the rarest forms of violent crime in the country.

    The fact that they’re happening at all illustrates the need for people to arm themselves, including the people who are entrusted with the care of our children. Kids can’t carry guns, so the adults watching them need to, especially considering how many shootings have been carried out in the last few years by students themselves.

    Mass shootings would cease altogether if the assailant calculated a better-than-even chance of being shot by a concealed carry holder. I assure you that being taken down by a citizen isn’t the way they want to go out. Personally, I’m always packing in public and always ready. I never drink or do anything else to dull my senses, preferring to remain fully alert and ready to respond to hostile activity which could come at any time.

    I see it as part of my responsibility as a US citizen – to be ready at all times to defend my body, my family, my home, and my country from attack. The Second Amendment doesn’t just bestow or recognize a right to bear arms; it spells out a responsibility to bear them.


    3. This one is probably our favorite. The study admits that self defense is a common occurrence and happens at least as much violent crimes involving guns. This is a direct busted myth to the anti gun argument that guns are almost never used for self defense.

    Even if that weren’t the case, the gun control lobby is forced to admit that guns are lawfully used in self-defense at least part of the time.


    The study isn’t completely pro-gun, as you wouldn’t expect a truly unbiased study to be and does include some statistics and postulations theorizing different ways gun ownership could be a bad thing.

    They love to make the asinine claim that merely having one in the home dramatically increases the likelihood that someone in the house is going to be shot with it at some point. Well – DUH. That’s an argument for keeping them locked up when they’re not in use, isn’t it? People who want to keep a handgun in their nightstand should invest in a small pistol safe that can be bolted to a closet shelf. They’re not that expensive.

    I had an argument over on Facebook awhile back with some people who weren’t gun grabbers – in fact they’re as pro-gun as you get. They were oohhing and ahhing over a photograph that the group admin had posted. It was a reader submitted photo of an old fridge that someone had converted into a gun safe. Only…this particular safe had no locking mechanism (neither do most refrigerators.) When I pointed out that keeping your guns in an unlocked container isn’t a good idea, several members of the group argued with me. “Oh, they’ll never look THERE…the burglar isn’t going to check the fridge.” “Anyone breaking into MY house will find my double-barreled 12-gauge pointed at his face.” Uh huh. Except if the intruder DOES check the fridge for valuables (some are smart enough to do this, knowing homeowners sometimes hide jewelry or cash in there)…and I also pointed out that the fridge-safe offers no protection against burglaries that occur when no one as home, as something like 75% of them do in the US. (In Canada it’s about half, since the burglars there know they’re less likely to be shot by the homeowner.)

    I finished off by pointed out that I was going to be pretty pissed if someone breaks into my house, and proceeds to shoot a member of my family with a gun stolen from the home of one of these idiots I was arguing with.

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