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Shocking Video: ‘Normal’ Muslims Supporting ‘Punishments in the Koran’ Like Stoning for Gays, Adulterers – So who are you going to believe, the false teachers and useful idiots who say that Islam is a religion of peace, or the words of these mainstream Muslims?  He claims that every Muslim has these views but doesn’t tell others about them.

The conference was held in Oslo and was sponsored by Islam.net. In the video clip in question the event’s moderator and organizer, Fahad Qureshi (seen above), openly asked the audience questions about the punishments in the Koran and if any agreed that such punishments are OK to use still today. Time after time the crowd enthusiastically agreed that the archaic punishments are perfectly acceptable to them even today. As he began, Qureshi asked, “How many of you are normal Muslims, Sunni Muslims?” Most in the audience raised their hands. Next he asked, “How many of you agree that men and women should sit separate?” Again most agreed. Qureshi then got more explicit. “How many of you agree that the punishment described in the Koran and sunna–whether it’s death, whether it is stoning for adultery, whatever it is, if it’s s from Allah and his messenger – that is the best punishment ever possible for humankind–and that is what we should apply in the world? Who agrees with that?” When nearly every one agreed again, he joked, “Are you all radical extremists? No one?” “So what’s the politicians gonna say now?” Qureshi concluded. “What’s the media gonna say now? That we’re all extremists?”

‘GAYS’ ADMIT ENDA GAME: OUTLAW CHRISTIAN MORALITY – You shouldn’t be surprised.

One of the most dangerous and discriminatory pieces of legislation in modern times – the ironically tagged “Employment Non-Discrimination Act,” or ENDA – passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday by a vote of 64-32. Ten Republicans disgracefully joined liberal Democrats in this effort to ultimately outlaw the Judeo-Christian sexual ethic. According to its leftist proponents, ENDA would merely insulate people who choose to engage in homosexual conduct (sexual orientation) or those who suffer from gender confusion (gender identity) against employment intolerance. In truth, however, this legislation effectively would codify the very thing it purports to combat: workplace discrimination. Writing in the Huffington Post, popular homosexual radio personality Michelangelo Signorile confessed that, of any potential ENDA legislation that might reach President Obama’s desk for his pledged signature, “none should include any religious exemptions” whatsoever. If Signorile and other “LGBT” activists get their way, this would mean that churches, mosques, synagogues, religious schools, Bible bookstores, as well as any and every other business in America with 15 or more employees, would be forced, under penalty of law, to abandon the biblical and traditional-values viewpoint on human sexuality, and hire (and otherwise not offend) those who openly flaunt expressly sinful and demonstrably self-destructive sexual behaviors. Though in its current form ENDA contains an extremely weak religious exemption that might – and I mean might – partially protect some churches and religious organizations (until they’re sued by “gay” activists), this so-called exemption would leave most others – such as the aforementioned Bible bookstores and many Christian schools and para-church organizations – entirely unprotected. It would additionally crush individual business owners’ guaranteed First Amendment rights. Although Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., attempted to amend the bill to strengthen religious protections, his amendment was shot down 55-43. Unbelievably, he voted for ENDA anyway. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on the other hand, wasn’t even considerate enough to feign concern for the First Amendment. He promised homosexual pressure groups that Democrats would remove all protections for Christians and other people of faith on the flipside – after ENDA passed. The homosexual news site Washington Blade reports that homosexual activist Derek Washington of “GetEqual” confirmed Reid’s promise. In a conference call with homosexual activists last week, Washington admitted that Reid vowed, as goes any religious exemption, “the main thing to do was get the vote taken care of, and then deal with it later. As often times happens, you don’t get something perfect the first time around, you go back and fix it later, so that was basically his take on it.” According to the Blade, “That account was corroborated by Faiz Shakir, a Reid spokesperson, who said the Democratic leader understands the concerns, but wants to get the bill passed first, then go back and address the exemptions.” They’ve stopped pretending, folks. This is about criminalizing Christianity.

In Hookups, Inequality Still Reigns – As if women needed any more reasons to avoid casual sex.

Like generations before them, many young women like Ms. Gadinsky are finding that casual sex does not bring the physical pleasure that men more often experience. New research suggests why: Women are less likely to have orgasms during uncommitted sexual encounters than in serious relationships.

Sexual orientation link to past: study — Still not “born that way.” Then again, Lady Gaga wrote a song saying otherwise, so there’s that rebuttal.

New Zealanders who identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual, or who have had a same-sex encounter or relationship, tend to come from more disturbed backgrounds, a University of Otago researcher has found. Information extracted from 13,000 face-to-face interviews clearly showed those with same-sexual or bisexual orientation were more likely to have experienced negative events in childhood, Associate Prof Elisabeth Wells said yesterday. People who had experienced sexual abuse as children were three times more likely to identity themselves as homosexual or bisexual than those who had not experienced abuse, she said. Also, the more adverse events someone experienced in childhood, the more likely they were to belong to one of the “non-exclusively heterosexual” groups.

Coming Next: Race-Based Car Loans – Because car dealers and banks would much rather be racist than make money by selling to people who are likely to repay their loans.

And even more against the “born that way” lie – Evidence that teens CAN change sexual orientation.  Don’t expect that to be taught in so-called “comprehensive” sex ed classes.

The Rosary — from the Sola Sisters on Facebook.

A Christianized pagan ritual to assuage the consciences of those enslaved to the dead religious system of Roman Catholicism.

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From Hitler’s Wolves to Christ’s Lambs – The power of the Gospel, and how some Nazi’s became believers before they died.

Henry Gerecke was in his early 50s when he went, cell by cell, to introduce himself to his infamous “congregation” and to invite them to chapel services. Some refused, others wavered, and still others promised to be there. Of the 15 chairs set up for the first service, 13 of them were filled. Scriptures were read, sermons preached, hymns sung, prayers offered. And, through it all, hearts were changed.

Soon some of the very lips that had once barked, “Heil Hitler!” spoke a repentance-confessing, faith-affirming “Amen!” as they knelt to eat and drink the body and blood of their forgiving Lord. They expressed a desire for their children to be baptized. One of them, though he began reading the Bible to find justification for his unbelief, ended up being led to faith by the same divine words.

So reliant did these men become upon their pastor that, when a rumor surfaced that he might be relieved of his duty and allowed to return home, they wrote a letter to Mrs. Gerecke, begging her to ask him to stay. On that letter were the signatures of all these former Nazis, men who had enjoyed power and rank, now humbly beseeching a housewife in America, who had not seen her husband for two and a half years, to let him stay. In her brief reply, “They need you,” is packed a whole volume about sacrifice and love.

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Pastor Gerecke’s story has already been told (see links below), but it deserves to be retold, again and again, to every generation, for two important reasons. The first has to do with the men to whom he ministered, the ones who repented and believed in Christ. The scandal of Christianity is not that these men went to heaven; it is that God loved them so much that he was willing to die to get them there. Had it been a human decision, many would have thrown these men, guilty of such atrocities, into the flames of hell.

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Faithful Servant

Gerecke did not mince words, surrender his convictions, or water down the truth for them. On the evening before he was to be hanged, one of the men, Hermann Goering, asked to receive communion, just in case he was wrong and there was some truth to the Christian claims. But Gerecke refused to give communion to one who so obstinately refused repentance and treated the Lord’s Supper as if it were an edible, just-in-case, insurance policy.

Sexual Purity: 16 Things You Need to Know – read the link for descriptions.

1. Sex is good. God created it, God called it “good,” and it existed before there was any sin in the world.

2. Like all good gifts from God, sex can be misused and perverted.

3. The boundaries of sex are the boundaries of marriage.

4. Your sexual purity is essential to your walk with God.

5. You are vulnerable to sexual immorality.

6. You are targeted for sexual immorality.

7. Your body belongs to God, not you.

8. Sexual purity begins in the mind, not the body.

9. Since God doesn’t want you to have premarital sex, neither does He want you to do that which prepares your body for premarital sex.

10. Once you let your body cross the line, it will neither know nor care about your Christian convictions.

11. If you have sexual intimacy with someone outside marriage, you are stealing from God and the other person.

12. God has your best interests in mind when He tells you not to have premarital sex.

13. God would not tell you to abstain from impurity if it was impossible to obey him.

14. Satan will lie to you about sex, but Jesus tells you the truth.

15. You must learn to think long term, not short term.

16. If you’ve violated some of these guidelines, confess, repent and implement a plan to prevent future violations.

The historical case for the empty tomb of Jesus – Timeless truths.

Fact#3: The gospels record that the primary witnesses to the empty tomb were women

All four gospels (including John, who was almost certainly writing independently of the synoptic gospels) make women the first witnesses of the empty tomb, and Matthew and John make women the first witnesses of the risen Jesus. Male witnesses appear only later and in two of the Gospels. This is incompatible with a dishonest intention to write an untrue but convincing account, because of the lowly status of woman as witnesses in the ancient world.

Jesus Calling By Sarah Young: W.U.I. (Writing Under the Influence) – Short version: She claims to get direct revelation from God.  I’ll stick with the Canon of Scripture, thanks.  Read it all if you know those who follow her.

Moonbats Push for Homosexual Blood Donation – Even people like lesbian Tammy Bruce can see the extreme narcissism  of gays pushing for blood donations.  They have a 40x higher rate of HIV and syphilis.  But it isn’t about others, it is about them.

Dallas Limits Public Lewdness by Homosexuals – Good for them!  It is hard to believe how cowardly other cities are in not enforcing those laws.  And equally hard to believe how anyone could take a child to those parades.

James Gifford, Saintly 70-Year-Old Victim of “Random” Black on White Violence – Will the mainstream media ever cover this?  Will they and the false teachers and the race industry repent of their Trayvonpalooza race-baiting that has caused so many others to be harmed?

In Aftermath of Muslim Bloodbath in Kenya, No Apparent Change in Level of Dhimmitude  -- Did your media of choice tell you about this?  Side note: I’m pretty sure this is the mall we would go to for groceries and shopping when on mission trips to Kenya.

Not even the mainstream media could keep people from having learned about the latest Islamic outreach initiative in Mullah Obama’s ancestral homeland Kenya:

Soldiers told of the horrific torture meted out by terrorists in the Nairobi mall massacre … with claims hostages were dismembered, had their eyes gouged out and were left hanging from hooks in the ceiling.

Men were said to have been castrated and had fingers removed with pliers before being blinded and hanged.

Children were found dead in the food court fridges with knives still embedded in their bodies, it was claimed.

AFL-CIO Bosses Officially Commit To Legalizing, Unionizing Immigrants To ‘Change The Political Environment’ – They don’t care about the illegal immigrants or even their own members, they just want a permanent Democratic voting block.

A strategy for Christians who object to same-sex “weddings”… – Brilliant.  Wise as serpents, innocent as doves.

Of course, I will provide my stuff for your wedding. I serve, and am required to serve, everyone, whether or not I approve of what he is doing. However, you do understand that if I am at your so-called ‘wedding,’ I will consider it my duty to call attention to God’s view of what you are doing. I will consider it my obligation to warn the guests of the danger they are running and of the harm all of you are doing to your own lives as God observes them. So, I will be distributing literature that explains all this.

And I thank you for the opportunity to reach people who otherwise might never hear this message that I believe they desperately need to hear.

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OK, why didn’t someone tell me about this before?!  I saw someone on Facebook use the term  “Liverals” (Low Information Voters).  Sweet.  (They said they sighted it first at the Veterans For Capitalism and The Constitution” Facebook page.)

I’ve been trying to use “Leftist” instead of “Liberal.”  Even though the collective ideas of Liberalism are ghoulish and false, Leftists actually consider the term Liberal to be a compliment.  So use Leftist or Liveral from now on.

How I Got Off 5 Meds After 20 Years – This won’t work for all illnesses, but eating better and exercising a little more can radically improve your life.

Kirsten Powers: American churches silent as Christians in Middle East face persecution – This is a mystery.  We know why the media ignores the full-scale slaughter going on by Muslims, but why are the churches ignoring it?

Is Jesus Liberal or Conservative?  Great analysis.  While I’m not entirely comfortable putting political labels on Jesus, by any reasonable definition He is a conservative rather than a Liberal. When asked about marriage, He referred to Genesis 2. That’s pretty conservative. He doesn’t change. He is not only pro-life, He is the author of life. He said to give your money. He didn’t say to petition “Caesar” to take from neighbor A by force to redistribute to neighbor B and to call it “giving” on your part. And so on.

Let’s Put This One To Rest Please – Yes, Intelligent Design can make testable predictions and has shown its superiority to Darwinism.  Anyone saying otherwise is misinformed or lying.

“Darwinian hypotheses make testable predictions and ID hypotheses (so far) don’t.”

This statement is breathtakingly false. Let us take just one example. For years Darwinists touted “junk DNA” as not just any evidence but powerful, practically irrefutable evidence for the Darwinian hypothesis. ID proponents disagreed and argued that the evidence would ultimately demonstrate function.

Not only did both hypotheses make testable predictions, the Darwinist prediction turned out to be false and the ID prediction turned out to be confirmed.

Pope Pushes Unchristian Values, Calls Christianity “Nonsense” — With Pope Francis’ steady stream of transparently anti-biblical statements, Catholics have less and less excuses for their ignorance of what their church teaches!

Immediately after making a mockery of Jesus’ last command to us, Scalfari asked pope Frank

Your Holiness, is there is a single vision of the Good? And who decides what it is?

Of course in response the true Christian would quote Jesus:

And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” (Matthew 19:17)

Instead pope Frank chose to take the opposite route:

“Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good.”

“Move toward what they think is good” are interesting words. Hopelessly weak and unbiblical, but interesting. Stalin, when he slaughtered 38,000,000 Ukrainians thought he was doing good.

Transgender operations account for high suicide rates – While the Left tries to say that Christians are to blame because they quote God on the topic, the reality is much different.  If you really love these people you won’t encourage them to mutilate themselves.

In Belgium, theLondon Mail reports that a transsexual has chosen to die by euthanasia after a botched sex change operation to complete his transformation into a man left him a ‘monster’.

Nathan (born Nancy) Verhelst, 44, died yesterday afternoon after being allowed have his life ended on the grounds of ‘unbearable psychological suffering’.

It is understood to be the first time someone in Belgium has chosen euthanasia after a sex-change, and comes soon after it emerged that it is now the cause of nearly one in 50 deaths in the country. [source]

It makes you wonder why it hasn’t gotten any US press attention. The lead angle of the story was the bizarre suicide by euthanasia of a woman who got an operation to look like a man and in her own words ended up looking “like a monster”. So distraught at the irreversible damage done to herself,  she committed suicide.

Its tragic that individuals are tortured internally with unending psychological pain, but then to get it “fixed” only to fall into a worse state is proof that “transgenderism” is a serious mental dysfunction. This is what messages like this ultimately lead to particularly for unsuspecting gender confused teens.

Suicide rates among transsexuals and those who have undergone gender reassignment surgery are high with some suggesting the rate may be as high as 31 per cent.

More of this sad story:

And Nancy/Nathan struggled with this pain of rejection right until the time of her death, as the article reports: “Hours before his [sic] death Mr. Verhelst had spoken of how, as a child, he ‘was the girl that nobody wanted,’ describing how his mother had complained that she’d wished he’d been born a boy.”

Does it take a psychologist to recognize that this was the real root of Verhelst’s problems? That being rejected from birth by her own mother as “so ugly” and as a “ghost birth” and as not being the son her mother wanted was the real cause of her gender confusion? (I’m not saying this is always the case, but it was obviously the case here.)

Walt Heyer is a man who lived through this himself, first with his grandmother dressing him up as girl when he was just a few years old (and praising him for his looks after dressing him up), then some years later suffering repeated sexual abuse at the hands of another man.

As a married man with children, Heyer concluded he really was a woman, going through years of hormone therapy and then having sex-change surgery and becoming Laura, an identity he kept for years, only to realize his deeper problems were never resolved. Not surprisingly, the sex-change doctor he saw also failed to explore Heyer’s other issues.

Eventually Heyer got off hormones, reversed what he could surgically and married another woman, launching the website SexChangeRegret.com. A report on the website today states, “The Belgrade Center for Genital Reconstructive Surgery says that they have received 1,500 requests for reversal surgery.” Why is that?

A good summary of Intelligent Design: “The simplest living cell includes highly sophisticated, functionally integrated information-processing machinery, with error-detection-and-repair algorithms and their implementation.”  If you believe that the universe came from nothing, that life came from non-life and that it evolved to what we see today, then you are the person described here:

Romans 1:18–20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

It is foolish and rebellious to think that you get to define whether God exists and what He must be like.  Repent and believe while you still have time.  Eternity is a mighty long time to suffer for your foolish pride.

9 Things You Should Know about Casinos and Gambling – a few of them . . .

4. Problem gamblers account for 40 to 60 percent of slot machine revenues, according to studies conducted over the past decade or so.

5. A large-scale study in 2004 found that people who live within 10 miles of a casino have twice the rate of pathological and problem gambling as those who do not.

6. A study of members of Gamblers Anonymous found that upwards of 26 percent have gambling-related divorces or separations.

7. A study that looked at the spread of casino gambling in 300 Metropolitan Statistical Areas found that the presence of a casino reduces voluntarism, civic participation, family stability, and other forms of social capital within 15 miles of a community where it is located.

8. Casino gambling was once a largely upper-class activity. Today, low-income workers, retirees, minorities, and the disabled include disproportionately large shares of regional casino patrons.

Massachusetts Prevents Conservatives From Adopting Children – The evil of the people who think it is a moral good to kill unwanted babies should never surprise us.

A video has been uncovered of Massachusetts officials promising to weed out foster parents with conservative values who would only “tolerate” a youth’s gender confusion and not endorse it.

Fourteen Years Ago Today, Jesse Dirkhising Was Brutally Sodomized and Died at Hands of Homosexual Predators – So why do so few people know about him and so many know about the false story of Matthew Shepard’s death? (Shepard was brutally killed, but not for being gay.)  Where are the plays, the movements, etc. for Jesse?

Rick Warren and Joel Osteen Join Hands With Oprah – As if you needed any more reasons to avoid them both.  Even if they had rationalized watering things down for years to build up to a big opportunity to share the truth (that would have still been bad), they blew it once again.  They had softballs lobbed to them and they walked away from the plate.

Not surprisingly, the media ignored the sentencing of the gay rights guy who tried to kill people at the Family Research Council.

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How Bad Is Violence in Chicago? Depends on Your Race — Chicago: Kinda like Detroit, with a slightly better financial outlook.  Dominated by Democrats in politics, schools and media.  America’s most segregated city.  America’s most violent city – but with the strongest anti-gun laws! 

Chicago Tribune Hosts Revealing Marriage Forum – More from Chicago – in a move that should surprise no one, many LGBTQX advocates are now saying publicly what they’ve said privately for years: The suppression of individual religious liberty and conscience protections is a design feature, not a bug or even a real issue.  Don’t be fooled.  Their actions aren’t just their Romans 1 rebellion against God, it is about forcing others to affirm their rebellion. Don’t be a part of it.

In a stunning public admission during a debate on the future of marriage in Illinois, the chief sponsor of SB 10, the proposed bill to legalize same-sex “marriage,” homosexual State Representative Greg Harris (D-Chicago) acknowledged that the bill does not provide religious liberty or conscience protections for individual Christian business owners. Further, it was clear that both he and homosexual Chicago Alderman Deb Mell (a former state representative and co-sponsor of of SB 10) oppose any such protections.

Devastating Arguments Against Christianity (Courtesy of the Internet) – A great takedown of some common objections to religion in general and Christianity in particular.  Here’s a sample. 

The Claim: “Religion has been the primary cause of war and oppression throughout the history of mankind.”

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The Truth: In their comprehensive Encyclopedia of Wars, Phillips and Axelrod document the recorded history of warfare. Of the 1,763 wars presented, a mere 7% involved a religious cause. When Islam is subtracted from the equation, that number drops to 3.2%.

In terms of casualties, religious wars account for only 2% of all people killed by warfare. This pales in comparison to the number of people who have been killed by secular dictators in the 20th century alone.

CBS hails Davis’ “marathon defense of abortion rights” in handicapping TX race– Abortion Barbie runs for governor and media supports her with distorted fluff piece.

The bill Davis tried to block moved the bar on late-term abortions from 24 weeks to 20 weeks, and forced abortion clinics to meet the same regulatory health standards as all other ambulatory surgical offices in the state.  Those efforts had the support of 62% of all Texans, including 61% of women in the state.  (See page 416 of the crosstabs.)  Not only does Davis find herself in that minority, she refuses to contemplate limits on abortion at all, describing late-term abortions as her “sacred ground” in an echo of Nancy Pelosi.  Rather than report honestly on the actual issues of that bill, O’Donnell just characterizes her filibuster as marathon defense of abortion rights. 

It’s not going to take $25 million to get these facts in front of Texas voters, but Greg Abbott already has that much in the bank, and he’s aggressively fundraising to build his coffers further.  He may need it if the mainstream media continues to toss hosannas at Davis for doing exactly what Cruz did in Washington — only without encouraging thugs to hijack a legislative session when it didn’t go her way.

Nothing Smart About Smart Water – Why pay $3 or so for a bottle of water?  It reminds me of the early days of bottled water, where someone noted that Evian spelled backwards is naïve.  Bottled water is handy for many things, but buy the inexpensive kind.

The LGBTQX lobby and the complicit media, entertainment, political and education establishments like to pretend that gays commit suicide because Christians quote God on the topic (as if we would ever get suicidal because false teachers insist that God thinks we are wrong.  Here are some sobering observations on this crucial topic via Homosexuality & Suicide:

However Joseph Sciambra, a former gay pornstar, points to a more plausible explanation:

…although, gay men may one day settle down and attempt monogamy, the vast majority, beforehand, had to travel through a wasteland of perversity and promiscuity. Because, every young boy, who just enters the lifestyle, is quickly set upon by a troop of eager older men ready to exploit new recruits. It sets you up for a life of bitterness and disappointment. Some survive and move on, many do not. But, they all reemerge damaged and untrusting. 

…the gay lifestyle has been “sanitized” by the media, and that was precisely what I wanted to fight against [by writing my book]; to show just how ugly, and yes dirty, the gay lifestyle is; but also how ultimately sad and tragic it seems to end for almost everyone involved. I especially wanted to reach modern parents who are so willing to offer their sons up to this horror – to explain what awaits their children, and to also give some dignity to those who fell into the life because of no fault of their own. 

Now, one of the main recruiting devices is porn. It gives a completely false view of gay relationships and gay sex. In porn, everyone is beautiful, happy and healthy. Its themes, often emphasizing supreme masculinity and sexualized father-son relationships aims at the very woundedness that sits at the center of every gay man’s malformed sense of masculinity. Porn preys upon their desires for healing. What you get, is a quick fix. That, later on, leaves you more damaged than before.

Via Crack, Meth, Addiction, and the Puritans – A fascinating analysis of how “addicts” have more control than we give them credit for.  We are constantly choosing what we see as the great fulfillment.   When we choose badly it is because we value the sin over Jesus.  Ouch.

In a fascinating piece in The New York Times, “The Rational Choices of Crack Addicts,” Dr. Carl Hart presents his research on how crack and meth addicts choose future monetary rewards instead another high.

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Because all men seek happiness, all of life is worship.

What you want is what you worship.

What you worship controls you.

How is your worship of God today?

An open letter to President Obama – a good read, even if just for this handy list of all the awful things he has done.

Sure, future generations will look at you with mockery and scorn because of bigger scandals — Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives, Obamacare, the birth control mandate and your attacks on religious liberty, spying on journalists, arming terrorists overseas, Fast and Furious, the green energy scams, the bailouts, your support for infanticide, the billions you’ve given to the abortion industry, your cowardice in refusing to address the Gosnell murders, your reckless exploitation of the Zimmerman trial, the out of control deficit spending, your refusal to enforce immigration laws, the massive expansion of the Welfare State, the lies, the broken promises, etc — but I think, in an understated way, what you’ve done this week is a better microcosm of your entire reign.

Poverty and Wealth Creation – Yes, we should help the truly poor – but with our own money.  But if you really want to help them, create jobs so they can have the dignity and pleasure of work.  Don’t trust the (hypocritically wealthy) false teachers who oppose it.

Wealth creation is a gift of the Creator – a spiritual gift. But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth. (Deuteronomy 8:18) I have often heard sermons on the seductiveness of wealth and the corrupting influence of mammon, but I have yet to hear a sermon affirming the spiritual gift of wealth-creation. And yet it is this very gift that enables our society to flourish. And it is this gift that holds the key to the alleviation of poverty.

 

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Why is Obama Ignoring the Beheading, Rape, Murder, and Oppression of Syria’s Christians & Alawites?

In other words, any barbarity committed by various al-Qaeda affiliates, the FSA and other terrorist groups in Syria is either welcomed, swept under the carpet or it means the same forces will obtain more funding and training from the enemies of this country. All in all, so-called opposition forces can gang rape Christian girls, use chemicals, behead people, cut open Syrian soldiers, murder Alawites, kill pro-Sunni Muslim clerics, kidnap Christian bishops and other brutal realities. After all, the red line only applies to the side which is protecting minorities therefore Gulf petrodollars can openly support barbarity – while NATO Turkey is a conduit for military arms and international jihadists.

See Stan’s reminder not to play the victim card, especially when we aren’t really being persecuted.  Having said that, I think it is worthwhile to preserve religious freedoms and protect others from evil where we can.

Randy’s novel Safely Home and Opening Our Eyes to the Reality of the Persecuted Church – A great work on real persecution.

Happy anti-theist PZ Myers takes issue with pitiless Richard Dawkins over pedophelia – Even the atheists are criticizing him – though neither they nor Dawkins have any logical grounding to say that pedophilia is always wrong.

Dawkins can’t find it in himself to condemn adultery (in fact he promotes adultery and lying about it) or mild pedophilia. He ignores the terrorism of animal rights activists in his own back yard, but he’ll fume over someone accepting the idea of a Designer.

Former ‘Satanic Drag Queen’ Finds Love in Jesus, Hatred From Gay Community

Having found a new life, McNutt said he considered himself done with the gay community, but the gay community wasn’t done with him.

“I received death threats,” he recalled. “One guy told me that he was going to put a bullet in my brain because I was a traitor to my people.”

If you’re Black and support Democrats, you’re lucky to be alive…literally – Powerful and true.  Their policies are so anti-Black that if you are Black you are lucky to be alive whether you support them or not.

Let’s recap.  The political left:

  • Rabidly supports unrestricted access to abortion which overwhelmingly takes the lives of Black children.
  • Supports the curtailment of legal gun ownership, which would raise (or at least make no difference in) the level of violent crime in America, which affects Blacks at a significant disproportion.
  • Opposes laws which allow the victim of a violent crime in progress to defend themselves (stand your ground) which have shown to benefit Blacks more than any other race.
  • Supports economic policies which have disproportionately hurt Black families and hindered their ability to be financially stable.
  • Will claim that presenting this data is racist.

Why the Media Will Never Treat Conservatives Fairly – The revolving door of Democrat staff people and media representatives is well documented there.  Don’t be fooled into thinking they are unbiased.

Examples: Why aren’t stories of Post-Trayvon Wave of Anti-White Terrorist Violence Continues Every Day running 24×7?

Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Kids – or for me.

Colorado Democrats lose recall elections over gun-control votes – Sweet!  This is a huge victory, as Leftists who want to get reelected will be more reluctant to take away gun rights.

Colorado voters stunned the nation Tuesday night by ousting two heavily funded Democratic state legislators in a recall election that was cast as a national referendum on gun control. Senate President John Morse and state Sen. Angela Giron lost their seats in the state’s first-ever Legislative recall election, despite the support of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, hundreds of ground troops from groups like Organizing for America, and a 7-to-1 spending advantage.

Facebook, Homosexuals Try to Shut Down Boy Scouts Alternative – You know you aren’t surprised.

Why is Obama Ignoring the Beheading, Rape, Murder, and Oppression of Syria’s Christians & Alawites?

Of course, President Obama is all upset that the Syria rebels–many of whom are al Qaeda terrorists–are being attacked by Syria’s dictator, Bashar al-Assad, and he’s touted his famed “red line” that will cause him to consider US military intervention in the civil war. But Obama and his crew have not mentioned one thing about any “red line” for the beheadings, rapes, murders and oppressions of Syria’s minority Christians by the very rebels he claims to want to support.

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Obama and the Left are so desperate that they are having their media cronies like CNN show videos of victims (allegedly killed by Assad).  They are doing it reluctantly, of course.

Hey, does that mean they’ll start showing photos and videos of abortions?  That would change things in a hurry.

Bill Whittle had a great speech about conservative principles and how to win elections.  We’ve let the Left dominate with their lies and there are specific ways to fight back.

The idea is to stop letting moonbats use control of the media to ram through the same three concepts again and again until people mistake them for the truth: 1) wealth is unearned, 2) everybody is special (therefore achievement and individuality are meaningless), and 3) authoritarians just want to help you. These lies need to be replaced with three simple countermoonbat principles: 1) freedom, 2) private property, and 3) virtue. Just don’t tell anyone these values are conservative.

Chicago sex-ed will begin in kindergarten, promote gay lifestyle – Something about millstones comes to mind.  I remember predicting this when I first started blogging and being told it wouldn’t happen.  But it is an obvious consequence of pretending that the government should recognize same-sex unions.

“Comprehensive sex-ed dogmatists believe it’s appropriate for kindergartners to learn about families that are headed by homosexuals, whereas many parents believe that no child in early elementary school should hear anything about homosexuality,” Higgins said. “What’s worse, comprehensive sex ed proponents will present these disordered family structures positively.”

Higgins said the Chicago schools curriculum is part a National Sexuality Education Standards curriculum liberals are pushing around the country, developed by groups including the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, the abortion giant Planned Parenthood, and the National Education Association.

Air Force sergeant who disagreed with homosexuality faces court martial – Silence isn’t good enough.  You must affirm them, or else!

The truth about “the truth about Keystone” – The only environment Obama cares about is his wallet.

I attended Ottawa’s Gay Pride parade. Here’s what I saw. – From everything I’ve read about these parades this is a typical account.  Some people sacrifice the innocence of their children by subjecting them to these parades.  For example, false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie bragged about taking his 6 yr. old daughters to a gay pride parade. The Gaystapo has persuaded civic leaders and businesses to join in and support these.

I think the general impression of Pride among Christian activists is that it’s a lewd celebration of sex. Certainly that’s the takeaway from the photos you find online. But I’ve always harboured some suspicion that that might just be a caricature – that the photos are just rare aberrations, people picking out the most sensational pieces. So part of my reason for attending was just to see it for myself.

Now, as a witness, I can say that the impression is entirely accurate. While the majority of parade watchers are dressed rather normally, among those walking in the parade it was not odd at all to see semi-nudity and hyper-sexualized dancing. There were loads of people in nothing but underwear, dozens in leather bondage gear, and I saw at least a dozen topless women. I took everything I was handed, and walked away with a dozen condoms. Having now attended, I would describe Pride as a large-scale, state-backed celebration of kinky sex.

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Are Atheists Smarter or Simply More Self-Reliant and Self-Indulgent?  Biblical living = wise living.

Believers make wiser choices in their relationships

Studies repeatedly reveal believers are more inclined to enter committed relationships, more likely to make wise marriage choices, enjoy better marital stability and remain satisfied in their marriages. When both spouses are actively engaged in their religious communities, they are more than two times less likely to divorce than unbelieving couples.

Believers make wiser choices in their parenting

Believing mothers and fathers make wiser choices as parents. They are more involved in the lives of their children, more involved in their children’s educational experience, are more likely to invest in the lives of their kids, and report stronger and better relationships with their children.

Believers make wiser choices related to early sexual activity

The more committed a believer is to his or her religious practice, the lower the level of teenage sexual activity. As a result, committed believers are 2 to 3 times less likely to have a child out of wedlock.

Believers make wiser choices in their use of alcohol and drugs

Many studies confirm the relationship between religious belief and reduced likelihood of alcohol abuse, and researchers have also established a similar relationship between religious commitment and drug use. Religious people are far less likely to become alcoholics or drug addicts.

Believers make wiser choices in the way they live their lives

Committed religious believers are much more likely to make wise choices in their personal lives. Believers, for example, are less likely to commit acts of violence against their partners. The more committed they are to their religious belief, the less likely they are to behave violently. In addition, believers report they are happier, more satisfied with their lives, and have greater morale.

Believers make wiser choices related to education

Religious people have higher academic expectations, attend school more regularly, achieve higher levels of education and generally perform better in their academic environment. Studies demonstrate academic performance is positively affected by religious practice.

Believers make wiser choices related to compassion and charity

Studies also reveal religious believers are more likely to report compassionate, empathetic feelings toward disadvantaged people than their non-believing counterparts. This heightened compassion motivates religious people to be much more charitable; believers give far more to charitable organizations than do non-religious people.

Believers make wiser choices related to criminal activity

There is also a direct relationship between committed religious belief and criminal activity. Committed believers are far less likely to use weapons, engage in violent activity or commit other felonious crimes.

14 Principled Anti-War Celebrities We Fear May Have Been Kidnapped – Great satire!  I had to take Bruce Springsteen off my iPhone playlists after seeing him stump for Obama.  Every time I heard him I thought of what a tool he was.  Looks like he and many other anti-war celebrities have gone missing.

Our government is yet again marching us towards a war of choice in the Middle East and our non-partisan, peace-loving celebrities have gone missing since late 2008. We fear the worst.

What if ‘Gays’ Were Forced to Serve Westboro Baptist Haters?  The perfect response to those saying that it is unlawful discrimination for businesses to decline to sell things that violate their religious beliefs.  Should a gay baker have to bake a cake that says “God hates fags” for Democrat Fred Phelps?  Of course not.  And Christian bakers shouldn’t decline business just because the customers are gay (which is not happening) but they shouldn’t have to decorate cakes with oxymoronic “same-sex marriage” messages.

If a black man entered the store and ordered a birthday cake for his son, and Mr. Klein refused because of the customer’s race, then that would be unlawful discrimination. If that same black man ordered a “Kill Whitey” cake for a Black Panthers rally, and Klein refused, it would not be discrimination. The latter scenario is analogous to Mr. Klein’s and other Christian business owners’ refusal to provide services for “gay weddings” and similar such events (photographers, printers, bakers, florists and the like). The former scenario is not.

Would we charge a Muslim caterer with discrimination for refusing to serve Honey Baked Ham and BLTs at a decidedly unkosher bar mitzvah?

No.

Then why are we charging Christians with discrimination for refusing to endorse a message or event that Christianity itself finds expressly repugnant – that the Bible calls “an abomination”?

Scott Lively’s Fact Sheet on Uganda and Homosexuality – A common tactic of the LGBTQ lobby is to demonize people who dare to point out the truth.  They also love to distort events, knowing that most people don’t have access to the other side – or don’t want it.  The issue of homosexuals in Uganda is a perfect illustration of both.  Don’t believe the lies.  
I saw a fake over at that NALT site (see above) who brought up the Uganda situation to demonize Bible-believing Christians.  When I pointed out these facts she conceded that she knew them.  But that didn’t stop her from misrepresenting us in mean time.

1. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB) which triggered the leftist propaganda attack on Uganda, was proposed but never actually voted on and is thus NOT a law in Uganda. It was proposed to combat “gay” sex tourism targeting desperately poor Ugandan boys and teenagers, a persistent problem across Africa. The unfortunate capital punishment provision (which neither I nor any other American missionary ever supported) was in a section of the bill targeting pedophilia, sexual abuse of the disabled, and the intentional spreading of AIDS, not simple homosexuality. Unreported in the media is that African criminal law is typically extremely harsh in the letter but very lenient in the application, so western fear-mongering about the bill was seriously overblown.

2. Suggestions that American missionaries “exported” disapproval of homosexuality to Uganda are untrue. Uganda is, in fact, the only country in the world with a national holiday that celebrates the rejection of homosexual sodomy. It is Martyr’s Day, June 3rd, the anniversary of the barbaric 1886 murder of Charles Lwanga and 21 other young men and boys who refused to submit to sodomy by the pederast King Mwanga, whose will was law in Uganda. When they repeated their refusal to engage in homosexual acts with the King, even after being torturously bound and marched 37 miles, they were roasted alive on a bonfire. These 22 Christian martyrs are the only Ugandans ever executed for violating any Ugandan law on homosexuality.

Whether we invade Syria or not, the actions of Obama, Clinton, Kerry, Pelosi, Biden, Reid and more should win the gun argument forever.  They have conceded that there is a time when citizens need serious weapons to defend themselves from a corrupt government.  You know, the kind of government that would harm citizens it disagrees with.

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I thought it was interesting how a nearly 3,000 year old Psalm was still relevant – almost as if Israel was kind of a big deal religiously and historically speaking, and how timeless the Bible is. 

Psalm 83 1 O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God! 2 For behold, your enemies make an uproar; those who hate you have raised their heads. 3 They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your treasured ones. 4 They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”

Schadenfreude alert: Obama’s failing economy has hit his supporters the hardest – including the impact of Obamacare on the young.

To put that into dollar terms, in the four years between the time the Obama recovery began in June 2009 and June of this year, median black household income fell by just over $4,000, Hispanic households lost $2,000 and female-headed households lost $2,300.

The unemployment numbers show pretty much the same pattern. July’s Bureau of Labor Statistics data (the most recent available) show a national unemployment rate of 7.4%. The highest jobless rates by far are for key components of the Obama voter bloc: blacks (12.6%), Hispanics (9.4%), those with less than a high-school diploma (11%) and teens (23.7%).

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So, every cloud has a silver lining, and the silver lining to this Obama-cloud is that at least the people who voted for socialism are facing the consequences of their own economic illiteracy. I hope they learn. But if they don’t learn now, then they’ll learn when the welfare and entitlements run out. I hope that the people who voted for our American Idol president will take a Thomas Sowell book out of the library and learn something about economics for a change.

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Community Organizer Goes to War – Out of all the things Obama has done, this is the most bizarre.  He is so far off the rails that even some Liberals are opposing him (though at a tiny fraction of the volume they used against President Bush for doing far, far less).  This is what you get when you elect inexperienced narcissists.  But we should take advantage of this opportunity where we have something in common with those on the Left.  Contrasting Syria with other actions is a great way to do that.  I was ambivalent on the Iraq decisions at the time but only a morbidly biased person could claim that attacking Iraq was bad but that attacking Syria is good.

It would be different if Assad were stirring up trouble in the entire Middle East by, for example, paying bounties to the families of suicide bombers in other countries.
It would also be different if we could be sure that intervention in Syria would not lead to a multi-nation conflagration.
It would be different if we knew that any action against Syria would not put al-Qaida or the Muslim Brotherhood in power, but rather would result in a functioning, peaceful democracy.
And it would be different if an attack on Syria would so terrify other dictators in the region that they would instantly give up their WMDs — say, Iran abandoning its nuclear program.
If all of that were true, this would be a military intervention worth supporting!
All of that was true about Iraq, but the Democrats hysterically opposed that war. They opposed it even after all this was known to be true — indeed, especially after it was known to be true! The loudest opponent was Barack Obama.
President Saddam Hussein of Iraq had attempted to assassinate former president George H.W. Bush. He gave shelter to Abdul Rahman Yasin, a conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He paid bounties to the families of suicide bombers in Israel.
Soon after Bush invaded Iraq in 2003, Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi was so terrified of an attack on his own country, he voluntarily relinquished his WMDs — which turned out to be far more extensive than previously imagined.
Al-Qaida not only did not take over Iraq, but got its butt handed to it in Iraq, where the U.S. and its allies killed thousands of al-Qaida fighters, including the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Iraq became the first genuine Arab democracy, holding several elections and presiding over a trial of Saddam Hussein.

Homeschooled German Children Abducted by Government in SWAT-Style Raid — It isn’t an exaggeration to say the the 3rd Reich and Obama’s administration share the same philosophy about home schooling.  Hey, let’s let literally millions of illegal aliens in the country to devour our resources and kick a persecuted family like this out of the country.

Hitler explained the importance of mandatory government schooling back in 1937: “The youth of today is ever the people of tomorrow. For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of inoculating our youth with the spirit of this community of the people at a very early age, at an age when human beings are still unperverted and therefore unspoiled. This Reich stands, and it is building itself up for the future, upon its youth. And this new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.” The Obama Regime is on the same page. After an immigration judge granted the Romeike family political refugee status due to the treatment homeschoolers receive in Germany, The Obama administration, unhappy with the outcome, appealed and obtained an order from a higher court that the family must return to Germany. The Obama administration has argued in court parents essentially have no right to determine how and what their children are taught, leaving the authority with the government.

Gender pay gap: The familiar line that “women make 77 cents to every man’s dollar” simply isn’t accurate

How many times have you heard that “women are paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men”? Barack Obama said it during his last campaign. Women’s groups say it every April 9, which is Equal Pay Day. In preparation for Labor Day, a group protesting outside Macy’s this week repeated it, too, holding up signs and sending out press releases saying “women make $.77 to every dollar men make on the job.” I’ve heard the line enough times that I feel the need to set the record straight: It’s not true. The official Bureau of Labor Department statistics show that the median earnings of full-time female workers is 77 percent of the median earnings of full-time male workers. But that is very different than “77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men.” The latter gives the impression that a man and a woman standing next to each other doing the same job for the same number of hours get paid different salaries. That’s not at all the case. “Full time” officially means 35 hours, but men work more hours than women. That’s the first problem: We could be comparing men working 40 hours to women working 35.


Gay activists want the death penalty for US Christian evangelists – They’ve been getting everything they want for a long time.  Why stop now?

Related story: Christian Bakery Forced to Close Its Doors for Standing Up to Homosexual Militants.

Aaron and Melissa Klein own and operate Sweet Cakes by Melissa. In the past few months, they’ve faced heated scrutiny — some in the form of physical threats — from those in the gay-rights crowd who decried their May refusal to bake for a lesbian couple who wanted to marry.

The Kleins cited their Christian beliefs of traditional marriage when they turned down that business gig, The Blaze reported. But the lesbian couple filed a complaint with the state, accusing the shop owners of discrimination.

Since, they’ve been hounded by vicious telephone calls and emails.

Some of those threats were shocking. One emailer wished for the couple’s children to fall ill. Another expressed hope that Mr. Klein should be shot and even raped, The Blaze reported.

And yet another wrote: “Here’s hoping you go out of business, you bigot.”

The couple said on top of that, their vendors were “badgered and harassed” into stopping all associations with the bakery.

The Kleins say they’re now closing up their doors and moving their operations to their home. Their business, they say, has suffered a serious revenue hit from the unexpected activism and backlash.

So much for Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian’s statement that “The goal is never to shut down a business. The goal is to rehabilitate [those who are not on board with the gay agenda].”

Did you catch that?  The government thinks you need to be rehabilitated if you don’t fully affirm oxymoronic “same-sex marriage.” 

But I don’t bother pushing back against homosexual fascism, because I don’t own a bakery. Plus I’m afraid someone might call me a homophobe.

Nero’s sickness: Gay activists on a blame the Christian rampage – Good recap of the Matthew Shephard murder and how it was blamed on Christians (as if the two non-Christians who killed him just came from a Focus on the Family “Love Won Out” conference).  The blind men of Sodom don’t care about the truth, they will just reach out and attack anyone they can.

A great article on the idiocy of “slutwalks.”  Hat tip: Marshall.  It takes a strong delusion to think that the following statements are contradictory.

1. Rape, murder, robbery, etc. are wrong.
2. If you do certain things (what you wear, how you act, where you go) then your odds of being raped, murdered, robbed, etc. increase.

The “slut-shaming” protests are a joke. Some things should be shamed, such as being sluts (male or female promiscuity).

And if being drunk automatically means the girl is a victim, then wouldn’t the true egalitarians insist that if the guy is drunk then he’s being taken advantage of — or at least incapable of being guilty himself? The Leftists can’t go three sentences without contradicting themselves.

 

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Women’s morphing need for male investment – a interesting analysis of women and men, how they are behaving and why.  Sadly, so many women are opting for sleeping around now with no intentions of marrying, thinking they can still marry a great guy years later on their terms.  Bad idea.

This is a terrific and free online resource — An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments.  They should teach these to everyone in school.  Hat tip: Apologetics315.com.

Family Terrorized as Michigan Teachers Support Colleague Who Molested Boy –  the guy is lucky to be alive.  He molested him for three years!  One time should be enough for life in prison.  Any guesses as to the political party of teachers from Michigan who support a child molester?

Oberlin College Hate Hoax Exposed – Uh, if there is so much real racism like this why do these spoiled Obama supporters have to make things up?  These things are more common than you’d think.  Click the link to see a long list of them.  And consider how malicious and hypocritical the perpetrators are.  They make minorities think the situation is much worse than it is. And for what gain?

Arab Spring: Worst Soap Ever – A terrific summary of how (deliberately?) badly Obama has handled foreign affairs.  Where are the protesters?

If Obama Had A Son He Would Not Look Like Christopher Lane – Nothing from the White House.  Jesse grudgingly said it should be “frowned upon.”  This was obviously the worst kind of racism, yet the media is virtually silent.

Last Friday a young Australian was gunned down in Duncan, Oklahoma.

The facts are terrifyingly banal. Lane, who was in the United States on a baseball scholarship to East Central University in Ada, OK, was visiting his girlfriend in Duncan, OK, and decided to go for a jog. At some point he passed a house containing three young men: James Edwards, 15, Chancey “Baby Drake” Luna, 16, and Michael Jones, 17. They were bored – bored is what they told police — and decided to kill him. With Jones at the wheel they followed Lane in a car and, police charge, Edwards shot him in the back with a .22-caliber revolver. Edwards and Luna have been charged with murder, Jones as an accessory.

The critical part of this story involves the race of the killers. At least two of the killers, Edwards and Luna, are described as black.

This event has an interesting parallel to the Trayvon Martin case. The primary killer in this case as identified by police, James Edwards, has an internet presence eerily similar to that of Martin. He created a ganster-wannabe image, brandished weapons, etc. And like Martin, all three are “children.”

There the similarity ends. When George Zimmerman was attacked by Martin he was fortunate enough to be armed. Lane was not that lucky. And when Martin was shot, President Obama nearly injured himself getting in front of television cameras to proclaim his solidarity with Martin supporters. “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” he emoted. (As an aside, I think that is probably true as Obama has treated the nation exactly the way Trayvon Martin treated George Zimmerman, he’s sitting on its chest and bashing its head against the metaphorical sidewalk.)

It was committed purely because of race. The blood is on the hands of the race-baiting people who are milking Trayvon’s death for profit and to foster division.

“On July 15, days after the George Zimmerman verdict, Edwards tweeted “Ayeee I knocced out 5 woods since Zimmerman court!:) lol shit ima keep sleepin shit! #ayeeee.”

“Woods” is a derogatory term for white people.”

George Zimmerman was not racist. This crime clearly was, and in the killer’s own words he was attacking whites because of what he “knew” about the Trayvon case. So Sojo should run about 10 times the stories on it as they did for Trayvon, right? Or do they think blacks aren’t capable of self-control?

More here.

And three days before what police call the indiscriminate shooting, the suspect, 15-year-old James Edwards Jr., tweeted, “With my n****s when it’s time to start taken life’s” — a line from the Chief Keef rap song, “I Don’t Like.”Back in April, he tweeted, “90% of white ppl (people) are nasty. #HATE THEM.”

Russia defends anti-gay law in letter to IOC – Good for them!  The law is about not letting people push pro-LGBTQ lies on children and about adoptions.  It is tragic that we haven’t done the same.

Teens and Unrestricted Access: Time to Repent – Do you give your kids unrestricted Internet access? If so, you need to stop.

How Do Mother Butterflies Avoid the Poison? – As if the caterpillar ==> butterfly thing wasn’t enough, they do many other things to mock Darwinian evolution.

A great response to the case where Christians are punished for not providing services to gays:

My friends, the case of Elane Photography v. Willock has been decided. As I tell you regularly, you will be made to care.

The case centered around Elaine Huguenin, a Christian in New Mexico who owned a photography business. She was asked to provide services to a gay commitment ceremony between two lesbians, Vanessa Willock and her partner. Ms. Huguenin and her husband declined to provide their services because they are Christians and the orthodox tenets of their faith tell them that marriage is between a man and a woman. See e.g. Matthew 19.

Vanessa Willock, in an act of spite and retribution, decided to file a discrimination claim and punish Mrs. Huguenin for adhering to her religious beliefs. In a very profound decision, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that Christians, Muslims, Orthodox Jews, and others must surrender the faithful practice of their religion in the name of citizenship.

In fact, Justice Richard Bosson in a concurring opinion, wrote,

At its heart, this case teaches that at some point in our lives all of us must compromise, if only a little, to accommodate the contrasting values of others…. That compromise is part of the glue that holds us together as a nation, the tolerance that lubricates the varied moving parts of us as a people…. In short, I would say to the Huguenins, with the utmost respect: it is the price of citizenship.

Note that the tolerance is one way. In the name of tolerance, Mrs. Huguenin can be compelled by state power on pain of punishment to provide her services to Ms. Willock against Mrs. Huguenin’s several thousand year old orthodox religious beliefs, but Ms. Willock is under no obligation to simply tolerate those who disagree with her and find someone who is happy to provide the service.

Ms. Willock proved herself vindictive. Imagine other angry gay rights activists willfully and consciously trying to seek out Christian photographer to either make them comply or drive them from business. Given Ms. Willock’s actions, and the actions of other gay rights activists in Oregon, Colorado, Kentucky, and elsewhere, this is not a hypothetical, but a reality.

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That Christians should be allowed to refrain from providing goods and services to gay marriages they oppose is something supported by 85% of the American public. It unites men, women, blacks, whites, hispanics, conservatives, moderates, and a fair number of liberals. This battle may be lost, unless the United States Supreme Court steps in and reverses, but this decision gives Christians, Muslims, and orthodox Jews the ammunition to win the war for religious liberty. No longer is coercion of the religious by gay rights activists a hypothetical.

A small band of gay rights activists will not stop on the one way street of tolerance. My friends, whether you want to believe or not, you will be made to care. New Mexico shows again that gay marriage and religious freedom are incompatible. You will not be allowed to opt out.

There is one organization at the forefront of this. That is the Alliance Defending Freedom. They represented Mrs. Huguenin and are considering appealing to the United States Supreme Court. They need our financial help to keep this going. I’ve given them a financial contribution and I hope you will to. They are lone and brave warriors in this fight against the left. They need every penny they can get.

Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant, then seeks to silence good. We must fund the fight for Truth and Light.

The blind men of Sodom are most persistent.  Shame on those who elected people who let this happen.

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New study finds highest-ever risk of breast cancer from abortion – That should be front page news, but the radically pro-abortion media will buy it.

John MacArthur on Joel Osteen.  Yeah!

You know that these things are true because they work for you and your wife?  Sure, because you are at the top of the Ponzi scheme.

RINO Chris Christie signs bill banning gay ‘conversion therapy’– Apparently Christie is an anti-choice, anti-science zealot. Anti-choice because he thinks teens shouldn’t be able to choose to get help and anti-science because there is no evidence that they are “born that way.” And even if they were born that way, that wouldn’t make the behavior moral. Besides, who would want to change from a lifestyle that is 40+ times more likely to give you HIV or Syphilis? At least that’s what those gay-bashers at the CDC say the odds are. Here’s more on the scientific fact that they aren’t “born that way.”

What Happens When You Abolish Tipping – interesting article.

It is come this far, this fast: If you are a decent person who agrees with Jesus about what real marriage is, the government feels the need to rehabilitate you.  Hey, thanks to all the fools who bought the line that oxymoronic “same-sex marriage” wouldn’t impact us.

X3Watch is a free accountability software — Seems simple and effective.  Yes, people can try to find ways to cheat but this makes it harder.  I encourage all males (and females?) in accountability groups to use something like this.  And if you aren’t protecting and checking on your kids you need to start today.

X3watch is free accountability software program helping with online integrity. Whenever you browse the internet and access a site which may contain questionable material, the program will record the site name, time, and date the site was visited. A person of your choice (an accountability partner) will receive an email containing a list of all possible questionable sites you may have visited within the month.

9 Things You Should Know About Child Brides – This is a sad problem.  One thing was about the increased risk of HIV/AIDS in polygamous countries.  And I had never heard of “pleasure marriage” or “traveler’s marriage” in Muslim countries.  That is convenient for them.

In some Muslim countries, marriage is used as a cover for the illegal child sex tourism trade. Some Muslims groups allow temporary marriages such as Nikāḥ al-Mutʿah (“pleasure marriage”) and Nikah al-Misyar (“traveller’s marriage”) as a way to get around Islam’s prohibition against premarital sex. By making the unions temporary, Egyptian child sex tourism manages to capture much of the worst of child marriage and child prostitution. “Some girls have been married 60 times by the time they turn 18,” an Egyptian government official who works on the issue told Inter Press Service. “Most ‘marriages’ last for just a couple of days or weeks.”

Graphic ‘Face the Children’ postcard campaign is opening Canadian abortion debate – good for them!  As usual, those who object think it is worse to show the pictures than to do what is in the pictures.  Yes, they don’t want kids to see them — perhaps because their kids will ask why they aren’t doing anything about it.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. -Isaiah 55:9

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Candid pastoral thoughts on depression and drugs — I highly recommend this piece by Dan Phillips.  It has wise advice and terrific balance on an important and complex subject.  Here is his closing advice, though I hope you read it all:

Ask your doctor:

  1. Do you think my problem is a sheerly-physical problem?
  2. Is there a test that has shown, or can show, whether my problem is a sheerly-physical problem?
  3. How long do you intend me to take these pills? That is, when will I stop?
  4. How will we know when I can stop taking these pills?
Even answers to just those four questions would be so helpful in a counseling situation.
After all, I hope we’re all agreed to hold three specific stances:
  1. Our goal in life is to glorify God to the greatest degree possible (1 Cor. 10:31).

  2. We don’t want to try to address physical issues spiritually,or vice-versa.

  3. While medicine is a gift from God, we don’t want to take either more or less personality-affecting medication than is necessary.

— A Darwinist referring to Christians: “I would like to cut off the heads of these fanatics and spit in it.”  How charming and tolerant!  What I would like to ask that atheist is why he is so angry with Darwinism.  After all, if his worldview is true then Darwinian evolution would be 100.000% responsible for my conversion from atheism to trusting in the facts of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.  What else could have caused it?  So if Darwinian evolution was the cause, why is he so upset? — 5 Common Objections to the Moral Argument – This is a powerful argument for God’s existence and a great way to advance conversations about him.  Go read them all!

The Moral Argument for the existence of God has been graced with a long tradition of defense from theistic (and atheistic!) philosophers and thinkers throughout the history of Western thought…and a long tradition of misunderstandings and objections by even some of the most brilliant minds. To be fair, the argument is not always as intuitive as theists like to think it is. Essentially, the moral argument seeks to infer God as the best explanation for the objective moral facts about the universe. One of the most popular formulations is as follows:

  1. Objective morality cannot exist unless God exists.
  2. Objective morality exists.
  3. Therefore, God exists.

There are a host of common objections that are usually blown in the direction of this argument, but for the sake of brevity, I will only deal with five. 1. “But I’m a moral person and I don’t believe in God. Are you saying that atheists can’t be moral?” The moral argument has nothing to do with belief in God. No proponent of the moral argument has ever argued that an individual cannot be moral unless they hold belief in God. Rather, the argument deals with grounding, or substantiating, objective morality. If God does not exist, then there can be no basis for objective morality. Sure, atheists can be moral. In fact, I know several atheists who are more moral than some theists! The issue of belief is not pertinent to the argument. The argument simply highlights the fact that there must be a basis– some kind of standard–that is outside of ourselves, in order for there to be objective morality. This objection makes a category error of confusing a question of moral ontology (Is there a moral reality?) with moral epistemology (How do we come to know or believe in the moral reality?). 2. “But what if you needed to lie in order to save someone’s life? It seems that morality is not absolute as you say it is.” 3. ‘Where’s your evidence for objective morality? I won’t believe in anything unless I have evidence for it.’ 4. ‘If morality is objective, then why do some cultures practice female genital mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide, and other atrocities which we, in the West, deem unacceptable?’ 5. ‘But God carried out many atrocities in the Old Testament. He ordered the genocide of the Canaanites.’

Why do Christians leave the faith? Dashed expectations of a “nice” God – careful Bible study and apologetics are make a big difference.

Randy Alcorn on the false but popular Heaven – Great points by Randy Alcorn. The popularity of these false “Heaven” books shows how discernment and biblical knowledge are lacking. If you want a fantastic book on Heaven read In Light of Eternity.

Wimps, Frauds, and Charlatans – I love how RedState will call out the RINOs.  We need real conservatives, not career Democrats-in-Republican-clothing.

Challenge: The Bible Only Mentions Homosexuality Six Times Various responses . . .

1. How many times does God have to say something before I should obey?

2. How many times does the Bible mention bestiality?

3. How many times does the Bible say not to beat up gays? (I think that is wrong, of course, but am taking her argument to its logical conclusions)

4. The Bible doesn’t just clearly say homosexual behavior is wrong — including the “exhibit A” example of rebellion in Romans 1 — there are countless passages showing God’s ideal. The Bible couldn’t be more clear. Bible-believing Christians and even two out of the three types of pro-gay people* (religious or not) can see these truths: 100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior describe it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms. 100% of the verses referring to God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman. 100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children). 0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions of any kind.

* The three general types of pro-gay theology people: 1. “The Bible says homosexuality is wrong but it isn’t the word of God” (obviously non-Christians) 2. “The Bible says it is wrong but God changed his mind and is only telling theological Liberals” (only about 10 things wrong with that) 3. “The Bible is the word of God but you are just misunderstanding it” (Uh, no, not really.)

Lost Weight? 5 Ways to Keep it Off for Good – good, basic tips from people who have succeeded.

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How skepticism masquerading as Christianity almost cost me my soul — Phil Johnson’s experience in a theologically liberal “church” mirrors that of many of us.  I grew up in a denomination like that.  If your place of worship denies things like the miracles of Jesus or that He is the only way to salvation, just get up and leave.  The group you are with is worshiping themselves or Satan, not the true God.  Oh, they’ll talk about the Bible, but in a nonsensical way — as if anyone would build these complex, multi-million dollar organizations and come to “worship” each week just because a book full of “lies” just happened to have a little bit of good advice that the members agree with.

Apparently “slutwalks” are back and Stacy McCain is rightfully whaling on them.The “slutwalk” thing is so moronic.  Of course they don’t “deserve it.”  The question is whether certain behaviors increase your odds of becoming a victim.  Answer: They do!  Getting drunk, being in the wrong places, etc. make it more likely you’ll get raped (or mugged, or whatever).  P.S. And yeah, guys hate it when you walk around topless.  You showed them!

Why I Called Out Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer – Good for him!  More people should do that.  These multi-multi-millionaires prey on people.

Conclusion for Joyce Meyer

What I wrote and linked in the first section should have been enough to completely remove her from our sphere of trust.  Her doctrine is horrific.  Her hermeneutics are horrible.  She is a woman who seems to have an unrestrained love for money and applause.  Her finances are questionable at best.  Her example is questionable at best.  Her impact on desperate people here, as well as churches and pastors around the globe is wildly destructive.

I lament with you a sense of loss if she was a teacher you trusted.  I lament that someone who is so wrong has so much influence with so many.  I do not regret, however, pointing to her as a false teacher and as one who should be rejected.

Networks Silent about Manning’s ‘Gay Soldier’ Defense – Nets mentioned leaker’s sexuality just 6.4 percent of the time, and haven’t since 2011 – How odd that they forgot to mention that fact!

Bradley Manning must be terribly lonely. After all, how many gay men have made news the last few years without being celebrated in the media for their gayness? And a gay man who also “struggles with issues of gender identity” can pretty much write his own contract with MSNBC.

But the media, and the broadcast networks especially, are oddly reticent about the sexual orientation and confusion of Manning, the army private convicted of the most extensive military intelligence security breach in U.S. history.

Of the 125 mentions Manning has received on ABC, CBS and NBC news programs between his arrest in 2010 and July 30, 2013, just eight included references to his homosexuality. This is even stranger since his sexual preference was central to his defense – what some called the “Gay Soldier Defense.” According to the Chicago Sun-Times, “Lawyers for Pfc. Bradley Manning began laying out a defense to show that his struggles as a gay soldier in an environment hostile to homosexuality contributed to mental and emotional problems that should have barred him from having access to sensitive material.”

Ten Simple Frugal Steps That Save Money Without Skipping a Beat – We weren’t doing any of the first example below, so no savings there.  But we did just swap out bulbs for LEDs.  I love the cost savings and how they are long-lasting and don’t need to be changed so often.  Conventional bulbs lasted about 2 years.  I know because we just helped our daughter with a bit of packing just before her marriage and it seemed that a light bulb went out about every 15 minutes (she had been there exactly 2 yrs.).  The LEDs will last much longer, generate less heat and use less electricity.

Are you a consumer of alcohol, tobacco, soda, energy drinks, or drugs? All of these things are needless money drains. They’re ingested, forgotten about, and then contribute a long-term negative to your health. They cost substantial money, too.

Are your light bulbs efficient? Are you leaving electrical items on when you go to work or to sleep? Stop by a hardware store the next time they have a demonstration of LED bulbs and take a look for yourself as to how efficient they are and how good the light is. Swapping all the lights in your home for LED bulbs can save you a ton on your monthly energy bill. Another way to cut that bill is to just make sure your lights and electronic devices around the house are all off before you go to work or go to bed.

CNN & NBC’s Close Ties to Obama, Anita Dunn, Bob Bauer and IRS Intimidation – In case you’ve been wondering why the media has ignored this “phony” scandal.  The IRS abuses alone should have been enough to fire up any real media and to sink this administration for eternity.

The Democrat Race Lie – This link is a keeper.  The Democrats do not have the best interests of blacks at heart and never have.

Please watch this video — especially if you are a Dawkins fan.  You’ll love it.

Vile Gay Threats Attack Christian Wedding Chapel Owners – Because they are all about tolerance.  Enjoy your vanishing religious freedoms.  In many areas the chapel owners could be fined or jailed.

A great column by Ann Coulter (yeah, I know she gets few style points, but her facts are usually vastly superior to the Leftist media) about the real causes of illegitimacy.  Government policies, as predicted, increased illegitimacy and that led to more poverty and incarcerations.  Poverty doesn’t cause these things.

“They About to Beat This Boy to Death” – Oh, but it was about black boys beating up a white boy.  Never mind.  The “social justice” people won’t be planning any protests over this one.

9 Things You Should Know About Human Trafficking – this is such a horrendous and common crime.  Please read the link. Here are my suggestions to address it.

Reduce the supply

1. Institute the death penalty for slave traders.  Hey, it was good enough for the Israelite theocracy!

Exodus 21:16 “Whoever steals a man and sells him, and anyone found in possession of him, shall be put to death.”

Seriously, there needs to be some serious consequences for something so evil.  Put a few of them to death and that would save countless people from becoming slaves.  Or at least make it life without parole.

2. Increase education for at-risk groups, so they know the scams the traders use (i.e., offering jobs as nannies in other countries, then taking their passports).

3. Expose and de-fund Planned Parenthood, because they systematically hide statutory rape and sex trafficking.

Reduce the demand

1. Publicize the names and pictures of the customers and punish them.

2. Reduce access to pornography, which certainly fuels the demand for these girls.

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Good news on many levels: Virginia crime rate dropping after post-Obama gun buying spree.  This is a keeper for the next round of gun-control debates. The only people surprised were those who want to take your guns and/or who only consume the mainstream media.

More good news: Erika Harold: Harvard law graduate and former Miss America runs for Congress – pro-life, pro-abstinence, smart, principled, tough and conservative.  I hope she has a long and successful career in politics!

The real war on women is from the Democrats.  Newest Filner accusers: Women veterans who were raped while in the military – If he were a Republican you’d be hearing about this 24×7.  No, wait, it is worse than that: Democrats had to have known about what an aggressive abuser he was but still supported him — including Bill Clinton!  They have no shame.

The race industry feels about racism the way McDonald’s feels about a hamburger: It will sell it as long as they can turn a profit.

Kirsten Powers: The Stunning Ignorance of Abortion Cheerleader Wendy Davis – Great article, but is it really ignorance on her part or is Davis just lying? I think the latter is much more likely. Abortion Barbie is way too deep in the process to be that ignorant of the details.

The Methodist General Board of Church and Society (GBCS): Worse than you think – See 13 Years of the GBCS’s Greatest Hits, Part One: Social Stances – pro-partial birth abortion, pro-gay, pro-sex out of wedlock for pastors, etc.  They are beyond parody.  Sadly, most Methodists have no clue what these goatherd leaders do.  I am so glad I left that denomination.

Of course Conservatives are racist.  That’s why we agreed with everything Bill Clinton said and will let Hillary Clinton run unopposed.

Authoritarians Use Grief as a Weapon

It isn’t your imagination. Whenever there is a tragic shooting, liberals deliberately exploit it to attack our constitutional right to bear arms. This conscious strategy is spelled out in “Preventing Gun Violence Through Effective Messaging” (PDF), a document created by Beltway consultants at the behest of gun control advocates. . . . It is important to strike while the iron is hot, because once people calm down, they begin to understand that gun control causes more, not less gun violence. The cliché is true: the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. The Jared Loughner rampage is the only mass shooting in this country since at least 1950 that didn’t occur in a gun-free zone.

A prayer request from the terrific Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry:

  • Catholic Nun – I do not want to give too much information out, but there is a Catholic nun in a foreign country who has come to the realization that Roman Catholicism is not Christian. (CARM has been part of that realization) She is still in that country and has an obligation to finish various duties. She will probably have to return to Italy for examination since she is in the process of leaving the Roman Catholic Church. She has no place to go (we offered our place). She does not know what the Lord will do with her. We have spoken over Skype via text and it has been a great joy to read how she loves the Bible and understands that salvation is found in Jesus, not by Jesus and works. She’s trying to witness, carefully, to her fellow nuns but it is not being received very well. So, if you can remember her in your prayers that would be great.

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The remedy to religious guilt — good lessons here.  Even if you are saved you can subject yourself to unnecessary guilt.

  1. They are converted.
  2. They have been equipped, not entertained.
  3. Their parents preached the gospel to them.

Kenyan Leaders Ask Obama to Respect Christian Beliefs, Policies on Homosexuality – Consider all the things Obama hasn’t done then ask why he cares so much about exporting all things LGBTQ.  Good for the Kenyans!  I really enjoyed my 5 trips there.  I met tons of Bible-believing people.

A good analysis on why Mary is not the “mediatrix” between God and man and why we shouldn’t pray to her.  For starters, he is right.  But even if not . . .

What if I’m wrong? – if I’m wrong when I die I go to heaven and I meet Mary and she’ll say “Dude, you were soooo wrong about that blog you wrote.” I’ll say “I’m sorry, can you forgive me? Please tell me the real story.” Maybe we’ll find John and Paul and maybe Tamar and Rahab and go get lunch. But what if I’m right? If I’m right then everyone that’s been worshiping a nice Jewish girl has a lot of explaining to do before the judgement throne when the very first commandment is brought up.

Again, women and pretty much everyone else supportive of restricting late-term abortions — this shows who the real “extremists” are.

Interestingly, Q poll shows women more supportive of 20-week abortion ban than men. Women back it 60-25, men 50-35.

CNN Host Don Lemon’s ‘Tough Love’ for Black Community Inspires Hate-Filled Backlash – I’m not a big Don Lemon fan but he made some outstanding points.  It is hard to believe anyone could disagree with them.  Go read the expanded version.

5) How sagging pants evolved from prison culture and reflects poorly on the self-esteem of the perpetrator of this fashion statement

4) Use of the n-word in popular culture degrades blackd

3) Littering your own community shows disdain for yourself and those around you

2) Not making use of the educational opportunities afforded you

1) Having children out of wedlock erodes educational and economic opportunity

A good reference for the importance of fathers — statistics on prison, poverty, behavioral issues and more.  Fathers count for a lot.

An Open Apology to All of My Weight Loss Clients

I owe you an apology, my former client and now friend, who I helped to lose too much weight. Who I watched gain the weight back, plus some. Because that’s what happens when you put someone on a 1200 calorie diet. But I didn’t know. If you’re reading this, then I want you to know that you have always been beautiful. And that all these fad diets are crap meant to screw with your metabolism so that you have to keep buying into them. I think now that I was a really good weight loss consultant. Because I did exactly what the company wanted (but would never dare say). I helped you lose weight and then gain it back, so that you thought we were the solution and you were the failure. You became a repeat client and we kept you in the game. I guess I did my job really well.  

The fast winds on Venus are getting faster — Hmmm . . . climate change . . . on Venus.  It must be because Al Gore and Barack Obama didn’t buy enough offsets for their massive carbon footprints.

Waiting till the wedding night – getting married the right way – Good for Stephen Crowder

5 reasons why Catholic is not Christian — The Reformation happened for a reason.  Actually, 95 of them.  I know lots of Catholics whose beliefs would more accurately be described at Protestantism, but the core of the Roman Catholic church is false.

Campus porn culture: a real ‘war on women’ – And people pay $50,000+ per year for this.

If you’re not already following The College Fix, run by author and Yale alum Nathan Harden, you should be. It exposes the depraved, anti-woman atmosphere that dominates too many campuses.

I interviewed Harden last year, after the debut of his book, Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad. An entire section of Harden’s book is titled “Yale’s War on Women.”

He exposed how Yale women are constantly degraded on campus. They are valued for their looks, bodies, and sexual prowess – not their minds. They are often required to watch hardcore porn in class and encouraged to participate in “porn star lookalike” contests during “Sex Week,” the biggest event of the year. Yale has made headlines for a string of incidents involving fraternities, in which young men marched around campus chanting, “No means yes, yes means anal” and carried signs declaring, “We love Yale sluts.” This hostile, threatening environment eventually brought Yale under federal investigation for gender discrimination.

Congress to Investigate Planned Parenthood Abortion Business – That’s good news.  It would be better news if the mainstream media would report it.  Not surprisingly, people who kill babies for a living and encourage out-of-wedlock sex are also willing to defraud taxpayers.

Obama has explicitly stated that he can’t even conceive of victory in Afghanistan. There are no coherent objectives, and the rules of engagement barely permit fighting back when troops are attacked by hostile locals. There would appear to be no point to this tragic waste of blood and treasure. Yet as a social engineering operation, the campaign is bearing fruit — or should I say fruits:

U.S. soldiers deployed to Afghanistan are using Craigslist to meet and have sex with each other on bases across the war-torn country, leading to concerns about a breakdown in discipline overseas. …

The vast majority of the posts on Craigslist involve male soldiers seeking sex with other men – a practice that could have resulted in the discharge of both parties from the military under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell…


WOW! Egyptian Cleric Instructs and Explains on how European Muslims should beat their wives – YouTube.  And not a word from false teachers about this.

Pro-Life Presentation for Men Based on the Movie ’42′ – Branch Rickey of the Dodgers stood up against racism.  More men should follow this advice and stand up against abortion.

Frederick Douglass Republicans Are Fighting To Win Hearts, Minds & The Masses – Meet the messenger bringing the Grandfather of the Civil Rights Movement’s message back to the Republican Party

Laws reduce abortions — even if abortions aren’t completely illegal, these laws make a difference.  Pro-aborts know that, which is why they fight them so strenuously while disingenuously claiming that “people will have them anyway, so we should let the doctors do them.”

I remember a theologically Leftist woman in a Sunday School class rationalizing abortion because “they might be poor.”  She obviously considered herself to be compassionate.

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The Self-Evident Nature of Objective Moral Truths – When people try to deny the obvious truth that there are objective moral truths, you can make simple examples and add “for the fun of it” to make your point.  People may rationalize all sorts of things — rape, murder, etc. — but when you add “for the fun of it” it makes it harder for them.

It’s never OK to steal “for the fun of it” It’s never OK to lie “for the fun of it” It’s never OK to kill “for the fun of it”

“If your persecution were to cease, it might be the worst thing that could happen to you.” 

To be truly saved, to be a Christian, to be on Christ’s side, to know that you have an everlasting Saviour, is worth a great many fools’ laughs, is it not? You can bear to let all the asses bray at once, and yet not be troubled if you know that you have Christ, and eternal life in Him. My dear friends, I do pray that you may be led to weigh and estimate these things, and that you may be drawn by the Divine Spirit to say, “Jesus shall be mine, I will trust myself to Him whatever the consequences may be.”

Stolen Obligations: Why do atheists care about truth, reason or morality?

Truth, rationality, and morality under naturalism, are irrelevant commodities, in and of themselves. The naturalist’s (atheistic materialist’s) concern with truth, reason and morality are stolen obligations – obligations that are not derivable from naturalism. If minds are the computed product of physics, they output whatever they output.  There is no ideal form, perfection, or “truth” outside of what physics produces in any particular instance to compare what physics produces against.  Whatever any individual computation of physics outputs with the label “rational” attached is the natural limit of what can be termed “rational”.  There’s nothing the individual can compare it against; they are stuck with their own ruler and no means by which to check its length.  What is considered “true” can be both X and not-X.

Archaeology supports the Bible.  Again.

Israeli archaeologists recently discovered a coin dating from the 11th century before Christ. It depicted “a man with long hair fighting a large animal with a feline tail.” Ring any Old Testament bells? The coin was found near the Sorek River, which was the border between the ancient Israelite and Philistine territories 3,100 years ago. Sound vaguely familiar? The archaeologists thought so, too. While Shlomo Bunimovitz and Zvi Lederman of Tel Aviv University don’t claim that the figure depicted on the coin is proof that Samson actually existed, they do see the coin as proof that stories about a Samson-like man existed independently of the Bible. Stated differently, the story of Samson was not the literary invention of a sixth-century B.C. scribe living in Babylon, as has commonly been assumed by mainstream biblical scholarship.

Nidal Hasan Climbs Atop Soapbox to Denounce America, Praise Jihad – It is sickening how the Feds have handled this.

Four years ago, self-described “soldier of Allah” Nidal Hasan shouted “Allahu akbar” and proceeded to kill 14 and wound 32 others at the Fort Hood Army base. Not only is he still alive, he has been provided with a platform from which to propagandize against America and in favor of Islamic jihad. . .

Remind people of Obamaville, aka Detroit, as often as you can.

Detroit has been run exclusively by Democrats since 1962, it is the most liberal city in America, and its politically degenerate population voted 98% for Obama in the last election.

How Sport Drinks Companies Trick Us (Plus 4 DIY Recipes) – This story is important by itself, but also a great reminder that when money is on the line — say, with Darwinian evolution or “global warming climate change” – lots of scientists will lie.  Lots.

Let’s face it – Sports drinks like Gatorade and PowerAde are some of the worst things you could possibly put in your body. They are made up of mostly chemically treated & refined sugar (as much as a typical soda), artificial colors, artificial sugars and other ingredients that are dreadful for your body. They usually contain natural flavor to cover up the fact there is absolutely no fruit juice in the drinks to make their fruity flavors. To think athletes and exercise enthusiasts drink this to refuel is crazy! Even more upsetting, many doctors – not knowing any better – recommend these sports drinks to parents with sick children. I remember it was always the remedy of choice for hydration in my household growing up. So how did we get so duped? The Atlantic reported that scientists 40 years ago were paid by sport drink companies to tell us we would not be able to sufficiently hydrate ourselves with just water, that our children didn’t drink enough at meals, and that we would lose performance during sporting events if we didn’t drink this artificially flavored and colored salt water. These companies developed school outreach programs to get even more children to buy into the thought of drinking sports drinks at an early age.

Not a surprise: Media selectively edits interview with Zimmerman juror to make it look like she thought he got away with murder. — A pro-”same-sex marriage” ad says, “Congratulations, you’re having a lesbian!”  They forgot a few things.  First, there is no evidence that people are “born that way” (other than that we are all born sinners).  And even if they were born that way it would not make the behavior moral.  Finally, since 90% of parents abort Down Syndrome children it is likely that the vast majority would abort any LGBTQ children.  Ironically enough, I think that would be horrific.  But all the pro-abortion / pro-LGBTQ people I’ve ever posed that hypothetical question to like abortion more than gays. Why don’t feminists stand up for women raped by “Middle Eastern Men” in the UK?  The government fears Islam and is doing nothing about this.  Shockingly, a vast majority of the people in these rape gangs were named Mohammad. — “My Body, My Choice” for Abortion, But Not for Those Who Want a Large Family – Just another reason that “pro-choice” is really pro-abortion.  It is amazing how much hate is poured out on the self-reliant Duggar family, who appear to have raised a great group of kids. — New study: marijuana use by teens is linked to permanent brain abnormalities – Joints were called Stupid Sticks for a reason. — — The IRS scandal, day 78. Image

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Irony: IRS employees union wants no part of ObamaCare

The simple irony is fairly obvious, but you need to also appreciate the more profound irony – the IRS is ObamaCare’s enforcement arm.  Remember those 16,000 new IRS agents that are going to make sure you comply with the law?  Well, it seems they’ll only pleased to do that if they are exempt from the ACA . . .

Great advice from Randy Alcorn to engaged couples

Big Three broadcasters gave Wendy Davis three times as much coverage as Gosnell trial – She filibustered in opposition of a ban on 20+ week abortions.  That makes her a Leftist hero.  Uh, shouldn’t the Gosnell trial have garnered attention and even opposition from the media?  After all, he was the kind of person Davis is trying to keep in business.

Comprehensive survey of all the research (pro and con) on gay marriage – Spoiler alert: The pro-gay stuff is poorly done in an effort to skew the results.

OPEN THE FLOODGATES: Pedophiles Arguing Their Sexual Orientation is No Different than Homosexuals – If you are surprised — or worse yet, if you don’t care — then you are a part of the problem.

Mother Of Sean Smith Wants Obama To Answer How Her Son Being Dead Is A “Phony Scandal” – What contempt the President has, and the media lackeys for parroting it uncritically.  Benghazi?  Not phony.  Fast and Furious?  Not phony.  IRS?  Not phony.  Invasions of privacy?  Not phony.

Racist Zimmerman Supporter Is Actually Moonbat – I know we shouldn’t be surprised, but Leftists are so unethical that they will infiltrate conservative gathering and pretend to be racists.  This kinda proves our point that we’re not, right?  I mean, if we really were, why would they have to plant fakes like this?