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Former Employee of ‘Big Cheese’ Wrote FDA Letter that Put NY Artisan Cheese Makers Out of Work – Just another variant of Crony Capitalism, which isn’t capitalism at all – just big businesses buying favors from both parties.  The bigger the government is, the more of this you’ll get.  This should be common ground for the Left and the Right. 

12 Questions to Ask Before You Watch ‘Game of Thrones’ – Good questions to ask about any media you consume.

Study: most couples who stick it out through an unhappy period return to happiness – Good news, and one more reason not to divorce (although the Bible is the only reason you really  need).  As some famous guy noted (C.S. Lewis, I think), wedding vows aren’t for when times are good, because you don’t need them then.  The vows are for when things are tough.

The Pathology of the ‘Male Feminist’ – Yep.  There is a reason you find lots of frauds in those roles.  Typical “Bro-choice” guys. 

“He Dropped Me Off at the Abortion Clinic and Never Returned, Now Every Day I Mourn My Baby” – And yet another “bro-choicer.”  This is a common theme: Women who don’t want to kill their children but do so to keep a jerk of a guy who will end up leaving anyway.  Please consider that guys who want to kill their kids probably aren’t “keepers.”

VA destroyed records to cover up massive cancellations for wait-list fraud – More predictable results of a large, mostly unaccountable government institution.  They should have just given veterans discounts on insurance and let them use regular institutions.  More competition = lower costs, better service and less corruption.

Convicted Heavy Metal ‘Christian’ Singer Admits Being Atheist, Duped Fans to Sell Music – He tried to have his wife killed.  The guy isn’t terribly credible, but it was interesting that he noted that only 1 in 10 bands they toured with were really Christian.  Fame can be poisonous.  His atheistic worldview sure helped him rationalize a lot of evil: Adultery, conspiracy to commit murder, living as a fake Christian for profit, steroid use and more.  But there is still hope for him if he repents and believes. 

“The first time I cheated on my wife, my interpretation of morality was now convenient for me,” Lambesis explained. “I felt less guilty if I decided, “Well, marriage isn’t a real thing, because Christianity isn’t real. God isn’t real. Therefore, marriage is just a stupid piece of paper with the government.”But he continued to profess to be a Christian, as did others in the band, in order to sell records to Christian music fans.

I wonder if the atheists realize that his behavior counts against their worldview, not ours.  He was apparently persuaded by “New Atheists” like Richard Dawkins. 

Stay classy, Hillary — It doesn’t sound like it was a “hard choice” for her to attack a 12 year old rape victim.  This is a thousand times more of a “war on woman” than anything the media exaggerates for Republicans.  If the media is forced to talk about this it will hurt her.

The Daily Beast’s Josh Rogoin took a break from his national-security beat and tracked down the victim in that crime, now 52, who alleges that Hillary Clinton did attack her as part of the defense, and much more. In the exclusive interview, Rogin reports the woman’s accusation that Hillary Clinton lied in court documents to portray her as a sex-crazed spoiled brat who threw herself at older men and then accused them of rape:

The victim’s allegation that Clinton smeared her following her rape is based on a May 1975 court affidavit written by Clinton on behalf of Thomas Alfred Taylor, one of the two alleged attackers, whom Clinton was appointed to defend.

“I have been informed that the complainant is emotionally unstable with a tendency to seek out older men and engage in fantasizing,” Clinton, then named Hillary D. Rodham, wrote in the affidavit. “I have also been informed that she has in the past made false accusations about persons, claiming they had attacked her body. Also that she exhibits an unusual stubbornness and temper when she does not get her way.”

Clinton also wrote that a child psychologist told her that children in early adolescence “tend to exaggerate or romanticize sexual experiences,” especially when they come from “disorganized families, such as the complainant.”

The victim vigorously denied Clinton’s accusations and said there has never been any explanation of what Clinton was referring to in that affidavit. She claims she never accused anyone of attacking her before her rape.

“I’ve never said that about anyone. I don’t know why she said that. I have never made false allegations. I know she was lying,” she said. “I definitely didn’t see older men. I don’t know why Hillary put that in there and it makes me plumb mad.”

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Addendum: It’s worth noting that the Free Beacon has been banned from the University of Arkansas library archives after making the audio of the interview public. That decision, Alana Goodman reports, was made by a donor to … Hillary Clinton.

FIVE QUESTIONS FOR CHRISTIANS WHO BELIEVE THE BIBLE SUPPORTS GAY MARRIAGE – Great list.  Number 4 is always interesting.  Mention this and watch the pro-gay “Christians” squirm.  Gays have 40+ times higher rates of Syphilis and HIV, partly because 62% of men who know they are HIV-positive have unprotected sex with men.  Then there are the health risks cited below. Why don’t the Leftist churches, mainstream media and “comprehensive sex education” classes tell you about these things?  Apparently facts can be “homophobic,” too.

4. What will you say about anal intercourse?

The answer is probably “nothing.” But if you feel strongly about the dangers of tobacco or fuss over the negative affects of carbs, cholesterol, gmo’s, sugar, gluten, trans fats, and hydrogenated soybean oil may have on your health, how can you not speak out about the serious risks associated with male-male intercourse. How is it loving to celebrate what we know to be a singularly unhealthy lifestyle? According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the risk of anal cancer increases 4000 percent among those who engage in anal intercourse. Anal sex increases the risk of a long list of health problems, including “rectal prolapse, perforation that can go septic, chlamydia, cyrptosporidosis, giardiasis, genital herpes, genital warts, isosporiasis, microsporidiosis, gonorrhea, viral hepatitis B and C, and syphilis” (quoted in Reilly, 55). And this is to say nothing of the higher rates of HIV and other health concerns with disproportionate affects on the homosexual community.

Where the Next School Shooting Will Not Take PlaceGreat to see people implementing crime-preventing, life-saving policies.

Union Grove ISD officials [last month] put up signs outside their schools stating employees are armed and will “use whatever force is necessary” to protect students in the district, according to News-Journal news partner KETK.

The Union Grove ISD board in January enacted a policy to allow select, licensed and trained teachers and administrators to possess a firearm on campus. Community members wholeheartedly supported the move.

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This guy is great. He even names names.

The United States produced enough energy to supply 84 percent of its needs in 2013 – This is truly great news.

While we should always be wary of advocating for the canard of “energy independence”purely for its own sake — because doing so means eschewing the competitive, price-controlling, and wealth-creating powers of free and open trade and instead inviting the protectionism that generally benefits special interests over all consumers — it’s always worth looking at just how far the United States has come in terms of oil-and-gas production capacity in just a few short years, both in terms of boosting our energy security with diversified sources (including ourselves) and for boosting our ability to compete in the global economy by growing our own.

ER use skyrocketing with Obamacare?Of course.  Overwhelmed ERs were supposed to get relief due to Obamacare, but the easily anticipated law of unintended consequences says otherwise.  Obamacare reduces supply (fewer doctors willing to accept Medicaid and Obamacare plans) and increases demand (free money!).  That couldn’t do anything but increase demand for ER visits.  Were they foolish for not anticipating this?  Probably, but the more likely scenario is that they knew but didn’t care.  This is all about government control and single-payer.  It was never about increased health care coverage.

Before you say, “That could never happen!,” remember that just a few years ago no one thought the government could force you to participate in a “same-sex marriage” and that if you refused you could be fined and either lose your business or be forced to go to “reeducation” training.

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New study: relationship problems, not family rejection, leading cause of higher gay suicides – This is an important article, as it debunks many myths about the tragedy of gay suicides.  Disagreeing with people does not make them kill themselves.  Our media, entertainment and schools hate Christians but that doesn’t make me want to hurt myself.  As the article shows, even those gay leaders trying to make a case for happiness end up wildly disillusioned.

I think that the problem is that in the gay lifestyle, you have a typically male emphasis on physical appearance, sex and pleasure. There is none of the moderating influence of women, which tends to push men into commitments, responsibility and stability.

If you really love a person, then you don’t tell them that the dangerous thing they want to do is not dangerous. That’s not love. It’s easier for you to approve of them and be liked by everyone, but it’s not love.

Causes of Death in 1900 vs. Today: One Chart Puts Firearms & Natural Disasters Threat in Perspective – Deaths from guns and natural disasters makes the news because they are rare, but the attention makes people think they are the real problem.  Eating a little less and a little healthier and exercising a little more would save countless more lives than any counterproductive “climate change” or gun control measures.

What you’ll see is that America has been whipping infectious diseases for over a century, thanks to better sterilization, sanitation, and vaccination techniques, and now, Americans are living nearly twice as long. Currently, the average age is around 79 years old, and back in 1900, it was about 47 years old. Some “crisis” we have on our hands.

But it’s what you don’t see on this chart that is really the story. Natural disaster and extreme weather-related deaths don’t even make the chart.

In light of the federal government’s drive to enforce stricter environmental regulations for the reason of combatting manmade “climate change,” it should be said that 98% fewer people are dying from extreme weather events or natural disasters than in the 1920s. Extreme weather events currently comprise about 0.07% of all fatalities globally.

We’re also being told about the danger posed by law-abiding citizens possessing firearms. But where is that threat on this chart? Let me help you: It’s not there. Deaths from firearms totalled 31,672 in 2010 (just to keep the comparisons apples to apples). In that year, around 19,392 of those deaths were from firearms-related suicides (half of all suicides).

What about accidents? Around 570 of those were from firearms of a total of 126,100 accidents. Firearms murders, mostly by handgun, came to about 8,775 counts (of 12,996 total murders) in 2010, according to FBI statistics.

Where does this put these in the big picture? Deaths from heart disease in 2010 were 595,444 total, while deaths from cancer were 573,855.  One factor for such high rates to keep in mind is that Americans are dying from causes that strike those who live longer than human beings ever did before (risk factors go up after age 47).

Boy Scouts’ Gay Leader Ban Preserves Worst Stereotypes, Holder Says – Kevin Johnson | God’s Politics Blog | Sojourners — Gee, why would the blog of Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis do a fluff piece like that?  Because they are wildly pro-gay but trying to pretend they are not.

What is most despicable about this is that they are advocating to have homosexual men spend time alone — even on overnight trips! — with young boys.  That’s just sick.  Even honest gay leaders will tell you about how aggressively many gays will pursue young men.

Wallis & Co. just get more and more despicable.  They actually think that being pro-abortion and pushing to have gays hang out with young boys is “social justice.”  These Leftists mock God 24×7.

BRAZIL’S CHILD SEX WORKERS FORCED TO CASH IN ON WORLD CUP – What a tragedy.  This will be even worse at the next Olympics.  The numbers are staggering.

A good Hillary summary – Hopefully someone will throw a bake sale or something to raise money for her.  Then again, your definition of “dead broke” is pretty elastic if it includes buying a second mansion so you can carpetbag your way into the Senate while your husband pulls down huge lifetime retirement payments.

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The deadly law of unintended consequences, illegal immigration style

The law of unintended consequences often turns deadly, as it has with illegal immigration.  Via If I Were Marco Rubio:

Senator Marco Rubio spent the better part of last year joining together with Democrats to make a bipartisan push for amnesty and comprehensive open borders.  The message to the third world was clear and unambiguous.  We have not learned the mistakes of the past and we will continue granting amnesty because we lack the stomach to leave any illegals behind.Not surprisingly, starting late last year there was a surge in border crossings.  Now, there are rampant rumors throughout Central America that as long as you come here with children, you will never be turned down.  How uncanny that the rumor tracks almost identically with the statements put out by politicians in both parties propagating a desire to care for the world’s poor and place their needs over those of Americans.If I were Marco Rubio, I would hang my head down in shame for helping engender this new wave of illegal immigration.  At the very least, I would have issued the following statement:“Although I have previously expressed support for amnesty, it is now abundantly clear that calls for amnesty before the enforcement measures are implemented will always spawn endless cycles of illegal immigration.  The approach I pursued last year was deeply flawed and I am now committed to shaming and embarrassing this administration into following the laws and preserving our sovereignty.  I still wish to deal with some other immigration-related issues, but none of that can be addressed until the lawlessness ends and this country is shielded from the harmful effects of illegal immigration.”Instead, Rubio put out this ambiguous statement . . .

Rubio is just one of many ignorant and/or malicious Republicans, Democrats and false teachers whose language on immigration has motivated millions of people to cross our borders.  Many are just children whose parents thought this was a way to help them, but in addition to committing felonies they have put these children in great danger.  The blood is on the hands of those who speak so irresponsibly and can’t see 15 minutes into the future.

People respond to incentives, and talk about DREAM Acts, immigration reform, etc. provide a gigantic incentive.  We need to close the borders and enforce immigration laws.  That won’t cure the problem, but it will make a marked improvement.  When jobs dry up people return to their homelands (it has happened before).  And it will reduce the demand for people coming to the U.S.

Even if abortion becomes illegal, we’ll still need Pregnancy Resource Centers

Pregnancy Resource Centers (aka Crisis Pregnancy Centers) do great things for women, babies and their families — all for free!  They are the anti-Planned Parenthood in every way.  As I like to say, they save lives today and for eternity by giving women a real choice (life for their children!) and by sharing the Gospel of Jesus with anyone willing to hear it. We’ve supported them with time and $$ for over a decade because of the effective work they do.

Just knowing they exist can save lives.  A friend’s son got his girlfriend pregnant and the father of the girl got out a gun and threatened to kill himself if she didn’t have an abortion.  Fortunately, things calmed down.  A mutual friend knew about Care Net Pregnancy Center and called me for information.  Long story short: They ended up having the baby and got married.  They’ll have challenges in life, like everyone does, but in this case no one got killed.  And Care Net was a big part of that.  And the friend who knew enough about Care Net to refer them there was a big part of that. 

So even if you don’t support the centers with your time or money, please pray for them and know where they are.

But even if abortion became illegal, we’d still need these centers.  Why?  Because crisis pregnancies would not go away.

Having said that, I’m thrilled with the legislative progress the pro-life movement* had made.  Abortion clinics are closing all over the country because of new restrictions.  If abortions were really just 3% of the business of groups like Planned Parenthood, why would that impact them so much?

Electing truly pro-life people matters.  Look how aggressively Obama has tried to export abortions, require taxpayer-funding of abortions, etc. and consider how McCain and Romney – even with all their faults — wouldn’t have done that.

Incremental gains such as waiting periods, late-term abortion bans, fetal pain laws, etc. save real lives and remind people that the unborn are human beings.  Pro-abortion groups fight every restriction because they know that each one risks exposing their foundational lie.

Abortions kill over 3,000 innocent human beings per day in the United States.  What political issue could be more important?

The Wintery Knight hasn’t brought out Scheming Unborn Baby for a while, so I’ll note that he says, “Fighting abortions is a multi-front war: Pregnancy Resource Centers, legislative battles, educating people on pro-life reasoning, biblical reasoning and more.  We are winning, so don’t give up!  Every life counts.”

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So please consider supporting Pregnancy Resources Centers with your time, money and prayers. At a minimum, at least know the location of your nearest center so you point people to it when they have a need.  It is a matter of when, not if, you’ll encounter someone in that situation.  

* Or call it anti-abortion if you like.  Abortions kill innocent human beings, and I’m anti- that.

Planned Parenthood’s deadly argument from silence

As always, remember that forgiveness and healing are possible for those who have participated in the abortion process.

Planned Parenthood kills babies for a living, they systematically hide rape, incest and sex trafficking, they encourage kids to have all sorts of out-of-wedlock sex and pretend that it can be done without risks, they would rather destroy a breast cancer charity than part ways amicably, they commit Medicaid fraud, they teach kids the joys of BDSM, and so much more. Their leaders and abortionists get rich off* of death and misery, aided by your taxes.  They use some of that money to fund propaganda telling women that if they aren’t willing to kill their children that they can’t be equal in value to men.

But wait — they have found religion!  Rather, they have rehashed their “religious” talking points from their “chaplains.”  Their main argument is that the Bible doesn’t specifically mention the word abortion, therefore it can’t be a big deal.  And if you aren’t sure about that, they’ll refer you to one of their chaplains false teachers.  Via An Open Letter to Cecile Richards « Alliance Defending Freedom Blog.

Planned Parenthood has published a “Pastoral Letter” which tells women:“The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures—Jewish or Christian—and there are clergy and people of faith from all denominations who support women making this complex decision.”It appears that this letter is no longer available on your website, but an archived version can be found here for your reference page 3.

The argument that the Bible never said anything about abortion  (or homosexual behavior, etc.) fails on several levels. If a church leader uses it you can be confident that he or she is ignorant and/or malicious.  Just because it doesn’t mention every type of killing doesn’t mean that those forms are acceptable.  It doesn’t say it is wrong to bomb abortion clinics, but I think Richards would agree with me that no one should do that.

The Alliance Defending Freedom folks had a great suggestion for Richards.  I doubt she’ll take them up on it. But they did call her bluff.  Does she really want to refer to the Bible?  We’d love to have that conversation all day, every day.

While I disagree with Planned Parenthood’s exegesis of Scripture, I am not writing to debate that point. Instead, I write to express my agreement with Planned Parenthood, reflected in the publication of this pastoral letter, that for many women their religious beliefs will be very relevant to their decision about whether to have an abortion.On that common ground, on behalf of Alliance Defending Freedom, I would like to offer Planned Parenthood one free copy of the Bible for every Planned Parenthood facility in the country. Planned Parenthood could place these Bibles in their waiting rooms and permit women the opportunity to explore for themselves what the Jewish and Christian Scriptures have to say about abortion.

There is no doubt that we are on opposite sides of this theological and moral question. But as we are in apparent agreement that Scripture and its teachings or lack thereof in your view on abortion would be relevant to many women’s abortion decisions, making these Bibles available to those women would certainly benefit your potential customers.

To allay any concerns you might have, the Bibles Alliance Defending Freedom would provide to Planned Parenthood would be new unmarked copies. For instance, we would not highlight Psalm 127:3 “Truly children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward”, Psalm 139:13 “You knit me together in my mother’s womb…”, Psalm 22:10-11 “You have been my guide since I was first formed . . . from my mother’s womb you are my God” or Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart”.We would not dog-ear Exodus 20:13 “You shall not kill”. Nor would we even place a bookmark at Luke 1:41, 44 where the “baby [John the Baptist] … leapt for joy” in his mother’s womb when the baby Jesus was nearby in Mary’s womb.Rather, we would make these Bibles available, unedited and without emphasis of any kind, allowing those women visiting a Planned Parenthood facility to review them themselves.

* Cecile Richards, the leader of PP, makes over $500,000 per year.  Killing babies is a big business.

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A great way to respond to an insult.

CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATS KILL BILL TO OUTLAW SEX-SELECTION ABORTIONS – The real war on women.

21 QUESTIONS FOR THE ‘TOLERANCE’ CROWD – Excellent questions to expose hypocrisy.

NYC Council to Walmart: Stop sending your “dangerous dollars” to our city’s charities – Have I mentioned that Leftists fail at basic economics?  Because they do.  And it hurts the poor.  Yeah, you wouldn’t want someone to come to town and offer lower prices to your residents and to donate to local charities.

Illegal aliens are fed up with politicians or something – It is interesting how an illegal alien can go to work for a congresswoman, among other things, and not get deported.  But while she is there she realizes that the Left doesn’t really want to solve the immigration problem, because they use it as a club against Republicans.  Make no mistake: I think large parts of both sides like the ongoing battles on abortion, immigration, etc. just because it raises funds and keeps them in business.  If they actually solved problems – à la Ronald Reagan and the Cold War – they might lose money.  Too much of politics is like carefully choreographed Big Time Wrestling.  Someone appears to lose, but both sides get paid.

The Chamber Of Commerce, National Right To Life, & The National Rifle Association Are Waging War On Conservatives – Another sad political case.  These groups pretend to be Conservatives but usually support RINOs and Democrats.

It’s past time true conservatives reject these organizations. Stop sending them money, burn your memberships cards, and join organizations that actually represent your values. instead of supporting the Chamber of Commerce, support the Club for Growth. Instead of supporting National Right to Life, support the National Pro-Life Alliance. Instead of supporting the NRA, support Gun Owners of America and the National Association for Gun Rights. These are uncompromising organizations with plans for action.

 

Texas GOP endorses ‘reparative therapy’ for gays — Good for them!  Of course the Left will spin this, but no one is making anyone take the therapy.  It is just absurd, hateful political correctness that makes it illegal in some states.  Leftist states will permit you to make your child transgender but won’t let you counsel them out of homosexuality.  They think it is bad to steer people from the dangers of homosexuality but good to encourage them to permanently mutilate themselves because they think they are the wrong gender. Depravity.

Another 1st grader suspended for a toy gun – These are fairly common.  People have lost their minds when it comes to guns.

This sad story happens so often these days that it barely qualifies as news, but it needs to be kept in the spotlight because it’s such a perfect image depicting why the anti-gun lobby creates such a pathetic narrative in the eyes of the public. This time it happened in Pennsylvania.First-grader Darin Simak is a little shy, a little upset and a little confused about why he can’t go back to Martin Elementary in New Kensington, but he knows it’s the result of him bringing a toy gun to school in his backpack Wednesday.Jennifer Mathabel said her son left his usual backpack in a friend’s car the night before, so he packed another one but missed the toy gun inside.“So I send my child to school. My child discovers a fake toy gun at about 1:30 p.m. He turns it in to the teacher and he’s sent to the office and suspended,” said Mathabel.The updates to the story inform us that Darin’s mother sent him to school the next day anyway, rejecting the idea of a suspension. Darin was then held in “in school suspension” until his father showed up to pick him up. One option under discussion was for Darn to actually be expelled from school for the year, but that was later reduced to a two day suspension and Darin will be back in school on Monday. The incident is still on his record, though, with the school admitting no wrong-doing.Jim Treacher formed the correct, succinct response.Another day, another cowardly school administrator punishing kids for being kids and then hiding behind a “zero-tolerance” policy.

 

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The ignored privilege: Life

The “check your privilege” nonsense taking over college campuses ignores a couple obvious things.  One is that anyone attending college in the U.S. is pretty privileged to begin with.  They are the 1%, especially when you look around the world.

Another is that they were actually privileged enough to be born.  This post from a secular pro-life organization nails it.  Via Check Your Born Privilege:

Chances are, if you’ve been exposed to the writings and ideas of the modern progressive social justice movement, you’ve encountered the concept of privilege—a common term used to describe the favorable treatment of certain groups by society as held in contrast to the discrimination faced by other groups. Common examples given of privilege are white privilege, male privilege, Christian privilege, heterosexual privilege, cisgender privilege, able-bodied privilege and class privilege.

Members of privileged groups are reminded of their favored status and encouraged to “check their privilege” by comparing their experiences to the average experiences of members of oppressed groups and recognizing the social, political, and economic inequalities that exist in the lives of the latter. Towards this end, activists write up privilege checklists that outline specific examples of privilege for a certain privileged group. Privilege checklists have been written for almost every possible group of people—except for one group.

The unborn have been left behind by progressive social justice movement. They aren’t even considered to be people. In an attempt to raise awareness of this injustice I have compiled a checklist for born privilege—the privilege experienced by individuals who are already born.

  • No one tells your bereaved parents that they can always try again, that you weren’t a “real baby”, or that it was a good thing that you died because you probably were defective anyway.

  • Society doesn’t believe that ending your life is the best solution to the problems and challenges that you might face in the future.

  • The law doesn’t deny you personhood based on age, personal appearance, size, level of development, degree of dependency, or current temporary lack of consciousness.

  • The law protects your life, even if your mother wants to end it.

  • Society doesn’t try to justify killing you based on the hardships experienced by your mother. Instead, we try to help both you and your mother through your hardships.

  • People who fight for your basic, most fundamental right to live are almost universally supported and encouraged. No one accuses them of being religious theocrats who just want to force their beliefs on everyone else and who want to oppress women. (Note: This privilege is obviously not experienced by death row inmates.)

  • Your right to live is almost universally acknowledged and respected by everyone, regardless of religious beliefs or lack thereof. (Note: This privilege is obviously not experienced by death row inmates.)

  • There is not a dedicated movement of people who honestly believe that only through having the right to kill you, an innocent human being, can women achieve equality with men and be liberated from the bonds of patriarchal oppression.

  • No one denies that you are, in fact, a human being.

  • The UN and various NGOs do not suggest that the killing of people like you is an important and acceptable way to reduce world overpopulation.

Kermit Gosnell was not alone

The media and the pro-abortion lobby tried to pretend Kermit Gosnell, the worst serial killer in U.S. history, didn’t exist.  Then they tried to pretend that he was an exception.  But people who kill babies for a living are capable of anything.  Here’s another Gosnellt-type, via Douglas Karpen Snipped Babies’ Necks Worse Than Gosnell, Is Anyone Noticing?.

Edge continued to reveal even more mind-blowing information about Karpen’s actions:She described how some babies would emerge too soon and would be alive, moving, and breathing. She also told of how Karpen would sometimes deliver the babies feet first with the toes wiggling until he stabbed them with a surgical implement. At the moment the toes would suddenly splay out before going limp. Sometimes he would kill the babies by ‘twisting the head off the neck,’ according to Edge.But not all the babies came out intact. When there was difficulty, Karpen would dismember them, a process that was, according to the surgical assistant Deborah Edge, a bloody mess.‘Sometimes he couldn’t get the fetus out,’ she explained. ‘He would yank pieces – piece by piece – when they were oversize. And I’m talking about the whole floor dirty. I’m talking about me drenched in blood.’The U.K.’s Daily Mail describes the women’s tragic account of one baby who attempted to hold on for dear life at Karpen’s clinic, and failed.The women described one occasion where a fetus that Karpen thought was dead suddenly ‘opened its eyes and grabbed the doctor’s finger’ after he wrenched it from the womb. However, it met a similar fate to the other fetuses at the clinic, the women said.Breitbart also reported on the video expose of Karpen’s clinic which demonstrated that Karpen purposely risked the lives of women who came to him for abortions.Rodriguez also accused the abortionist of showing disregard for the safety of his patients. She indicated that he would sometimes insert the instruments through the woman’s stomach if it was the easiest way to kill the baby.Edge also claimed that she routinely observed Karpen ‘hurting patients on the table’ and not telling victims of botched abortions that he had lacerated their cervix or uterus.A third former employee, Gigi Aguilar, alleged, ‘If he had a patient that asked a lot of questions, he would prefer for them to be put to sleep.’‘The women who go there had no idea what they were getting themselves into,’ Edge said.The numbingly ugly truth about Douglas Karpen’s clinic demonstrates that, despite claims from Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and other abortion supporters, Kermit Gosnell was not alone. He was not an aberration. When women, doctors, and clinic workers are sucked into the lie that abortion is just a matter of simple “choice,” they are all too often blinded to the fact that it never ends there. Gosnell, Karpen, Nicola Riley, LeRoy Carhart – and others – demonstrate that abortion is nothing but the horrific taking of innocent children’s lives. Such a “choice” should never be allowed in a civilized society.

 

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CHRISTIAN DEATH: MOURN OR CELEBRATE?

When a brother or sister in the Lord passes away, there should be grief and rejoicing. They both have a place. We grieve for what is lost and rejoice at what is gained. That is a good Christian theology of Christian death.

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus — Apologetics matter.  Note how the conversion began when a friend was able to handle some common yet simple objections about Christianity.

Nabeel chose to attend Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, simply because it was close to his home and he could continue to live with his parents. It was here that he met David Wood, a young man who was as passionate for Jesus as Qureshi was for Allah.
Qureshi’s maternal grandfather and great-grandfather had been Muslim missionaries and he saw himself in that light – as a missionary with the job of converting others to Islam. The logical place to start was with Wood. He began by asking why his new friend would believe what the New Testament said about Jesus given that it had been altered and re-written so many times.
Wood was ready for the challenge and explained why the Christian could rightly accept the reliability of Scripture. But he did one thing more. He challenged Qureshi to consider the Quran’s dubious history. Taught that it was a perfect book, dictated by God through the Archangel Gabriel to Muhammad and never changed at any point in history, Nabeel discovered that it had been altered time and time again, until finally someone decided to standardize one version of it and have the many other variations destroyed to bring unity to bickering Muslims (228).
Qureshi notes that his parents had always encouraged him to examine his beliefs, but that “examination” consisted only of learning how to defend them because it was an unchallengeable given that they were true (107). At school, he was taught to do the opposite, using reason to critically assess what he believed. While Islam dictated that he should never question authority, Western culture insisted that he should question everybody and everything to reach the truth. And that’s exactly what Wood was asking of him, too. Thus, the ball was set in motion, and Qureshi’s journey to Jesus began.

The VA scandal should be front page news until Obamacare is repealed, but it won’t happen.  It couldn’t be more obvious: Unions + socialized medicine = the VA debacle = Obamacare.

Huzzah: Minnesota legislature’s “unsession” repeals 1,200 nonsensical laws and red tape – This good news.  All government entities and even businesses should do this regularly.

Science illiteracy on the liberal left: PZ Myers and Amanda Marcotte can’t face the facts of life – If it weren’t literally a matter of life and death, it would be funny to watch allegedly pro-science pro-aborts deny basic scientific facts.

Bipartisan Corruption in the Texas Legislature the Media Mostly Ignores | RedState – This is the first I’ve heard of this.

It all began when Wallace Hall dared to do the unthinkable — his job. He began asking questions about enrollment practices in the University of Texas system. In particular, he wanted to know about the University of Texas law school. Within weeks of his investigation beginning, he had identified members of the Texas legislature applying pressure to the UT system for their friends and families’ benefit. Two weeks later those same legislators began impeachment proceedings against him. Now the legislators also want him carted off to jail for uncovering the corruption.

The Decision That Changed My Life: Keeping My Baby by Maya Angelou – I hope some pro-choicers hear about this.  (Yes, I know she was an extreme Leftist who supported Planned Parenthood.)

Love Porn? Then Don’t Watch This. Because This Guy Is About To Convince You To Delete Your Porn Stash – Even secular people can see the truth. Any consumption kills your soul, is addictive, encourages sex trafficking and more.

Epic: It Took Just 3 Minutes For Trey Gowdy To Shame An Entire Room Of Journalists Into Silence – Sweet. Hard not to like that guy.

Get ‘Em While They’re Young: ‘Gay’ Clubs for Kids in Middle Schools – These creepy perverts should be in jail for this.

My only objections to this meme are that he wasn’t necessarily sick, just a depraved sinner.  And he also used his car as a weapon.  No calls to ban cars or knives just yet, but of course the gun-grabbing ghouls latched onto this before the bodies were cold.  And while obviously not an excuse, it was interesting that the kid was so impacted by his parents’ divorce and his early exposure to porn.

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25 Images Show That Climate ‘Changes’ – Whether or Not Man Does Anything About It – Here’s a bonus image.  Not as technical as those in the attachment, but just as true.

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A great pro-life book for kids 5-10

The Miracle is a book for kids ages 5-10 that has a simple and accurate pro-life theme, namely that “you are you” from conception.  Few kids are reading embryology textbooks at that age, so stories like this are a great way to educate them about this critical fact.

This Amazon reviewer described it well:

It is a beautifully written story in which a mom answers her young daughter’s questions about the beginning of life. The little girl asks “Wasn’t I just a part of you, until I was born?” The mom answers “Oh no,” YOU were always YOU.”
The photographs set in nature are the perfect visual background for the explanation of the miracle of life’s beginning told after the discovery of a blue speckled egg. This is a wonderful book for moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas to share with youngsters to help them understand the beginning of life.

You can get the book here and also check out the author’s other books (Founders’ Fables is another good book teaching basic political and economic principles of our Founding Fathers).

You can also get the book on Amazon.

 

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Sheriff: Investigate Planned Parenthood That Didn’t Report Rape of Teen, Allowing Man to Rape 18 Other Girls – People who kill babies for a living have no standards.

Gun-Free Restaurants Keep Drawing Armed Robbers –  Well, duh.  Criminals may not use elaborate spreadsheets to calculate risks, but they understand the basics of how to steal the most amount of money with the least chances of getting shot / caught.  You might want to avoid Jack-in-the-Box (no problem there!) and Chipotle (Noooooo!) until they reverse their silly politically correct policies.

You have to wonder if the CEO of Jack in the Box is kicking himself after making the decision to request all gun owners to leave their guns at home. It was not even 2 weeks ago that Jack in the Box essentially banned guns from their fast food joints, and now the third armed robbery has taken place since then.

It isn’t only employees who pay the price for these moronic signs that serve as magnets for armed robbers looking for sites of least resistance.

According to Click2Houston, 4 men put on gloves and masks before walking into a Houston Jack in the Box, robbing the restaurant at gunpoint. The armed crooks robbed both employees and customers who were eating at the fast food place.

Who would have thought that criminals would break the restaurant’s policy? But at least they did not have any law abiding gun owners to try and stop them and make their job more dangerous. These gun owners would have to either leave their guns at home or eat somewhere else.

For this to happen for the 3rd time in about 10 days has to make one wonder if armed criminals are just targeting Jack in the Box since they know law abiding citizens will not be armed there.

Steve Brown – great voice, lousy teacher.

Scooters Create More Pollution Than Large TrucksSchadenfreude alert!

Don’t Go to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on ‘Gay Days,’ Saturday, June 7 – Homosexual Pete Werner Warns –  It is pretty bad when even a gay leader warns families to stay away.

Saturday, June 7–which is when the massive “Gay Days” celebration is scheduled for Magic Kingdom (See entire “Gay Days 2014″ schedule for June 3-9 above or go HERE.) For years, Pete Werner, an openly homosexual man and “gay rights” advocate, has been warning parents not to bring their children to Disneyworld’s various theme parks on the respective days targeted for “Gay Days”–due to the excessive homosexual PDAs (public displays of affection) and homo-erotic flaunting that goes on there, much of it aimed at scandalizing families and kids. Disney officials do not warn families in advance that their parks will be inundated by “Gay Days” celebrants–so every year outraged parents who arriving unknowingly on that date demand their money back.

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“Over the years I have heard about, and have witnessed, what is commonly referred to as PDA (public displays of affection) during Gay Days, and almost always it’s done in full view of a family, or at least children. I don’t care if you’re straight or gay, there are some things kids don’t need to see – and trust me, two queens [flamboyant homosexual men] frenching outside Cinderella castle is really high on that list.” Homosexual advocate Peter Werner, “Why I’m Not Going to Gay Days This Year”

How to Avoid Making the Worship Leader the Performer – good tips.  Sadly, I’ve seen churches make these mistakes.

Mainstream Media Shows No Interest in Warren Buffett Giving $1.2 Billion to Abortion GroupsWho cares if he has good investment advice if he is the world’s greatest baby killer?  What good does is it for a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

Are biological fathers or unrelated men more dangerous for children?This should be front-page news and a key part of any “comprehensive” sex education classes.  God’s way is the best way: One man, one woman for life.

Specifically, the British study found that the incidence of abuse was an astounding 33 times higher in homes where the mother was cohabiting with an unrelated boyfriend than in stable nuclear families. Even when the boyfriend was the children’s biological father, the chances of abuse were twice as high.

These findings are consonant with those published a year earlier by Leslie Margolin of the University of Iowa in the journal Child Abuse and Neglect. Prof. Margolin found that boyfriends were 27 times more likely than natural parents to abuse a child. The next-riskiest group, siblings, were only twice as likely as parents to abuse a child.

More recently, a report by Dr. Michael Stiffman presented at the latest meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics, in October, studied the 175 Missouri children under the age of 5 who were murdered between 1992 and 1994. It found that the risk of a child’s dying at the hands of an adult living in the child’s own household was eight times higher if the adult was biologically unrelated.

. . .Why, then, do we ignore the problem? Fagan has a theory: “It is extremely politically incorrect to suggest that living together might not be the best living arrangement.”

Sweden goes insane – Mass Islamic immigration has made the country unsafe for free speech, women and Jews.  The leaders are committing suicide on behalf of the country by not allowed people to talk about the problem.  Our country is going down the same path with both Islam and the gay lobby.  Watch the video for more.

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How Diet Soda Makes You Fat (and Other Food and Diet Industry Secrets) 

  1. Diet sodas raised the risk of diabetes more than sugar-sweetened sodas!
  2. Women who drank one 12-ounce diet soda had a 33 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes and women who drank one 20-ounce soda had a 66 percent increased risk.
  3. Women who drank diet sodas drank twice as much as those who drank sugar- sweetened sodas because artificial sweeteners are more addictive and are hundreds to thousands of times sweeter than regular sugar.
  4. The average diet soda drinker consumes 3 diet drinks a day.

You might say that people who are overweight and just about to get diabetes drink more diet soda, but they scientifically controlled for body weight. And they found the artificial sweeteners increased diabetes independent of body weight!

This and other research shows how diet sodas make people fat and sick.

And that diet drinks may be even worse than regular sugar sweetened sodas!!

How does that happen?

  • Artificial sweeteners are hundreds to thousands of times sweeter than regular sugar activating our genetically programmed preference for sweet taste more than any other substance.
  • They trick your metabolism into thinking sugar is on its way. This causes your body to pump out insulin, the fat storage hormone, which lays down more belly fat.
  • It also confuses and slows your metabolism down, so you burn less calories every day.
  • It makes you hungrier and crave even more sugar and starchy carbs like bread and pasta.
  • In animal studies, the rats that consumed artificial sweeteners ate more, their metabolism slowed, and they put on 14 percent more body fat in just two weeks – EVEN eating less calories.
  • In population studies there was a 200 percent increased risk of obesity in diet soda drinkers.

I love Taylor Swift, I met her last summer. She is a wonderful person with great integrity.  I don’t think she knows about this research and I hope someone shares it with her so she can save millions of children and fans from drinking Diet Coke because she endorses it.

Bottom line:  There is no free ride.  Diet drinks are not good substitutes for sugar-sweetened drinks.  They increase cravings, weight gain, and type 2 diabetes. And they are addictive.

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Bottom Line: The key point here is that all calories are NOT the same.  Swap out sugar and starch for good fats such as nuts, avocados, olive oil, and grass-fed animal products or wild fish.  Be a “qualitarian”.  Focus on quality, on real food and the rest takes care of itself.

Script Your Main Talking Points to Combat Social Awkwardnessinteresting tips.

To Get a Better Deal, Learn How to Use the Vise GambitGreat negotiating tips.  Don’t give in easily when buying cars or other big items. 

Key points to remember:

  • Respond to a proposal or counter-proposal with the Vise technique: “You’ll have to do better than that.”
  • If it’s used on you, respond with the Counter Gambit, “Exactly how much better than that do I have to do?” This will pin the other person down to a specific.
  • Concentrate on the dollar amount that’s being negotiated. Don’t be distracted by the gross amount of the sale and start thinking percentages.
  • A negotiated dollar is a bottom line dollar. Be aware of what your time is worth on an hourly basis.
  • You’ll never make money faster than you will when you’re Power Negotiating.

Gibbering Lunatics From Towson University Win National Debate Contest – Wow.  How tragic.  They actually seem to think that they have debating skills.  And the poor judges had to sacrifice their integrity to execute their politically correct agenda. 

 

LATEST EXAMPLES OF THE UNDENIABLE LINK BETWEEN HOMOSEXUALITY AND PEDOPHILIA – Make no mistake: The pedophiles are using the same arguments and tactics that the LGBTQX lobby did to normalize their behaviors.

This article is not meant to indict all homosexuals as pedophiles or even to imply that most homosexuals actually support such a horrendous thing. Nevertheless, the dangerous link between homosexuality and pedophilia is one that must not be ignored.

Despite the vociferous LGBT protestations to the contrary, homosexuals males actually do commit a disproportionate number of the child-sex abuse cases. A study in the Journal of Sex Research found that “although heterosexuals outnumber homosexuals by a ratio of at least 20 to 1, homosexual pedophiles commit about one-third of the total number of child sex offenses.”

Therefore, armed with this critical information, we can confidently conclude that since almost thirty percent of child sexual abuse is committed by homosexual or bisexual men — but less than 3% of American men self-identify as such — that homosexual or bisexual men molest children at 10 times the rate of heterosexuals. And this statistic is based upon the unlikely assumption of full reporting, meaning that the problem is probably worse than we know.

. . . These not-so-isolated incidents clearly demonstrate the precise reason why we must continue to keep homosexual men as far away as possible from our young boys, especially when we’re talking about settings like a Boy Scout campout or any other all-male overnight gathering where “gay” sexual predators are known to malevolently prowl.

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Watch an honest “gay” man, Walter Lee Hampton II, explain how older men pursue sex with underage teen boys — something he has seen a lot of in his life as a homosexual. Here is his own description of the video, published February 8, 2014.

Based upon my life experiences ..if I had Teenage sons I would NOT allow them around GAY MEN!..because over the years I have seen many GAY MEN pursue TEENAGE BOYS (ages 14-17) for SEX. and I have seen this VERY OFTEN.

. . . Even Academia has inexcusably jumped on the reprobate bandwagon by co-opting the homosexual “born that way” argument and applying it to pedophilia as well. Prof. John Money of Johns Hopkins University has publicly stated that pedophilia is “no more a voluntary choice than are left-handedness or color blindness” and that it can’t be “altered, suppressed or replaced.”

Why Asian-American Students Outperform Their White Peers – Spoiler alert: They work harder.  Shocking.  Must be racism or something.

Elizabeth Warren knows absolutely nothing about how our economy works – Not a surprise, considering that 1. It is proven that Leftists fail at basic economics and 2. More poor people mean more voters for Democrats, so why would you expect them to actually reduce poverty?

This video is a great reminder to spend much more time focusing on Jesus than on our sins.

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How to Lead a Good Prayer Meeting – These look like great tips.

Why Have Women Deacons? – Excellent analysis.

Agreement with Ehrman – Bart Ehrman makes a good living being an “ex-Christian.”  Yet as a textual critic he has a surprising number of points of agreements with us that are useful to remind atheists of when they parrot common sound bites. 

In Rob Bowman’s review of Bart Ehrman’s new book, How Jesus Became God, he enumerates the many points of agreement evangelicals have with Ehrman:

I think evangelicals should be quick to acknowledge and even capitalize on a large number of agreements that they can have with Ehrman about Jesus and Christology. These include but are not limited to the following facts:

Jesus was a real historical person, a Galilean Jew who preached the kingdom of God. Ehrman has devoted a whole book to defending this fact.

The canonical Gospels are the earliest and, for all practical purposes, the only valuable sources of detailed information about the historical Jesus. The “Gnostic” gospels and other apocryphal writings date from much later and are not significant sources of historical information about Jesus.

Jesus thought he was, or at least would become, the Messiah.

Jesus was crucified at the order of Pontius Pilate.

Jesus actually died on the cross.

Some of Jesus’ original followers sincerely believed they saw Jesus alive from the dead.

(Already, we’ve eliminated about 90 percent of the nonsense we so often hear from skeptics about Jesus! And we’re not done.)

Bill Maher defends Sterling: “Who wants to live in a world where the only privacy you have is inside your head?” – From the “when pigs fly” category where I appreciate what Maher said. 

Remember “HANDS” When Arguing for Jesus’ Deity – This is helpful!

Does the Bible teach that Jesus is God? Over at Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes, Lenny Esposito has a summary of the acronym “HANDS” given in the book Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ (by Rob Bowman and Ed Komoszewski):

1. Jesus shares the HONORS due only to God.

2. Jesus shares the ATTRIBUTES of God.

3. Jesus shares the NAMES that are used of God.

4. Jesus shares in the DEEDS that only God can do.

5. Jesus shares the SEAT of God—that is, Jesus sits on God’s throne.

Hollywood’s Sexual Predator Problem Explodes – Creepy, but not terribly surprising.

Hollywood is sick, sick, sick. Behind its curtain of holier-than-thou progressivism, the entertainment world’s top A-list stars have engaged in the most depraved sexual abuse against vulnerable children and teens, according to a growing number of victims. After years of cover-up, the institutional scandal is exploding. Finally.

The latest alleged atrocities involve “X-Men” director Bryan Singer and at least three other power players in the business: veteran television executive Garth Ancier, former Disney executive David Neuman and producer Gary Goddard. Last month, former child actor and model Michael Egan filed civil suits against the men, alleging that they passed around underage boys “like pieces of meat at sex parties” in the late 1990s. Egan’s X-rated lawsuit exposes a cabal of alleged predators who plied young boys and teens with hard drugs and alcohol before sexually assaulting them.

Six ways for women to stamp out the risk of divorce 

From the liberal Huffington Post, of all places.

First, here’s the list of skills for women to develop to avoid divorce:

  • Skill #1: Do at Least Three Things a Day for Your Own Pleasure
  • Skill #2: Relinquish Control of People You Can’t Control
  • Skill #3: Receive Gifts, Compliments and Help Graciously
  • Skill #4: Respect The Man You Chose
  • Skill #5: Express Gratitude Three Times Daily
  • Skill #6: Strive to be Vulnerable

How Christianity Created Science (and Why Atheism Wouldn’t Have) – We expect to find order.  Atheists would not.

Theologians deliver multiple knock out blows to Matthew Vines’ gay Christian ideology 

The results are in: Truth Wins Out and Matthew Vines’ weak gay Christian ideology is knocked out cold.

Although a featherweight could have taken down the childish lore of Matthew Vines’ theology du jour, it was interesting to watch the fight which was quickly over in round one.

Read or download the free e-book entitled God and the Gay Christian: a Evangelical response to Matthew Vines. The book was edited by  Dr. Albert Mohler.

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Friends, family don’t understand why teen home invaders were shot dead – Sad case, but if you break into a house – especially more than once – then you should know that one of the options is getting killed.  The gun-grabbing Left would have left her defenseless. 

Only “Pharisees” Question the Validity of Colton Burpo’s “Heaven Is For Real”?

If Christians question how biblical the hit movie Heaven Is For Real is, well, “they must be Pharisees,” according to Todd Burpo in a recent Christianity Today article. Burpo is the father of the little boy, Colton, who allegedly went to heaven and came back. Todd Burpo collaborated with his son, who was 4 years old at the time of his alleged heavenly encounter, to pen the runaway bestseller Heaven Is For Real, which has now been turned into a hit movie.  Todd Burpo was also asked in the interview what his response would be to those who have challenged or raised concerns about Heaven Is For Real.  His response: “Read your Bible.”

We do read the Bible.  A lot.  Which is why we think books like this are false.

EXCLUSIVE: Amy Grant In Her First Gay Press Interview — I’m with the Wintery Knight on this one.  Grant equates sexual behavior with skin color and even hair color.  Ugh. 

I have this suspicion of Christian celebrities, because I think they are far too worried about being liked, and far too unable to base their views on logic and evidence. I don’t think we should have the respect we have for sports people, artists and actors. They are there to entertain. If you are looking for authentic Christianity, look to Christian scholars or even ordinary Christians who are able to make a defense for their views.

THE FALL FROM GRACE OF CONTROVERSIAL EPISCOPAL BISHOP GENE ROBINSON CONTINUES – His utter selfishness has been manifested throughout his false-teaching career, from divorcing his wife and abandoning his two kids so he could pursue his aberrant sexuality to splitting a major denomination.  His pretend marriage has been followed by a pretend divorce.  Like the blind men of Sodom he continues to grope at the door in rebellion against God.  I hope that he repents and believes and that those he has misled do so as well.

The #RapeCulture of Planned ParenthoodYet another tragic example of them hiding rape.  People who kill babies for a living will do all sorts of evil things.  Planned Parenthood* kills babies for a living, they systematically hide rape, incest and sex trafficking, they encourage kids to have all sorts of out-of-wedlock sex and pretend that it can be done without risks, they would rather destroy a breast cancer charity than part ways amicably, they commit Medicaid fraud, they teach kids the joys of BDSM, and so much more. Their leaders and abortionists get rich off of death and misery, aided by your taxes.  They use some of that money to fund propaganda telling women that if they aren’t willing to kill their children that they can’t be equal in value to men.

From Moonbattery via The Bumbling Genius – this sums it up well.

Islam perfectly concentrates everything liberals say is evil into a single ideology (male dominance, abuse of women, imperialism, violence, religious fundamentalism, intolerance of perversion, etc.), yet liberals side with Muslims reflexively, elevating them even above homosexuals to the top of their caste system.

Of leprechauns, mermaids, and “loving homosexual couples” – Yep.  That term is a favorite of the faux orthodox theological Left, but it is just another lie.

The whole stands or falls, of course, on the definition of “love.” If “love” means sexual arousal, well then, okey doke sport, I guess if you say so. Or if it means fondness, affection, attraction, or a hundred other emotional and even volitional states… well, how would we even have the discussion? If it’s all about emotion, the “discussion” is really beside the point, isn’t it? Feelings are thought…well, felt… to be self-validating. After all, you’ve got to follow your heart, right? And your heart is all about what you feel. Right?
Unless you start with the fear of God (Prov. 1:7) instead of the lordship of Ego. Then, everything changes.
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It is to acknowledge that our hearts cannot be trusted (Prov. 28:26 {NAS]; Jer. 17:9). It is to acknowledge that real life is only found in knowing God through His word (Prov. 3:18; 4:13; John 6:63, 68). It is to see that rebellion and unbelief are the sure way of death and misery (Gen. 2:17; Pro. 8:36; Rom. 6:23).
As we learn from God how He wants us to treat others, we learn that He wants us to love them, even if they are our enemies (Lev. 19:18; Matt. 5:44). We learn that love is not primarily about feeling. Love is about doing what is for the greatest good of the other, even if that costs us (cf. Exod. 23:4-5; Prov. 25:21). We see the grandest display of love in the Father’s gift of His son for our salvation (John 3:16; 1 John 4:9).

So, you see, there never was such a thing as a “loving homosexual couple.” Nor was there ever yet a “loving adulterous couple,” or a “loving fornicating couple.” Accomplices? Yes. Co-conspirators, co-perpetrators? Sure. But loving? Never.
Love is a commitment to the good of the other — and rebellion against God is never for the good of the other. Sin against God is never for the good of the other. Turning away from life and love and forgiveness and reconciliation, and embracing guilt and wrath and doom and despair, wrapped in a straitjacket of rationalizations and distractions — these things are never about the good of the other.
Real love will point someone away from sin and death, and to Christ, the Gospel, life and forgiveness. If that
Christward call to repentant faith is absent, so is love.
This is one of those cases where the crystal-clear thinking that the fear of God teaches can stand as a bright beacon of witness to God’s wisdom, in our murky, fogbound culture.

Third-ranking House Democrat won’t condemn calling Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom” – Yet he is still employed.  Racism: Still a one-way street.

The problem with zero-calorie sweeteners – Health risks and counterproductive impacts (i.e., making you crave more sweets).  Just stick with sugar – but use less of it.

Is there evidence for Jesus outside the Bible? – Yes, lots, including references to specific events with apparently widespread awareness.

Phlegon (80-140AD)
In a manner similar to Thallus, Julius Africanus also mentions a historian named Phlegon who wrote a chronicle of history around 140AD. In this history, Phlegon also mentions the darkness surrounding the crucifixion in an effort to explain it . . .

Former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks he is God – That is, he thinks he gets to sit in judgment of the real God and tell him how eternity works.  This is a sad but predictable view of lost people.  They think they get to decide what “good” is, then do a little of it – or, more precisely, demand that others do it – then do a victory lap and insist that God must let them in Heaven.  They need to hear the bad news (they are sinners in need of a Savior) and then the Good News (that Jesus is that Savior, but only if they come on God’’

But if he senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he has little doubt about what would await him at a Judgment Day. Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

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The Framing and Betrayal of Cliven Bundy – I haven’t followed this case closely, but I do know two things.  First, the media edited the videos to make the guy look like a racist so they could dismiss him.  Second, if Bundy’s actions warrant Federal intervention, then the Feds should be a million times more aggressive with what illegal aliens are doing.

Hillary Clinton: Source of the Benghazi Video Lie – Not that we didn’t know this before, but the latest email makes it even more clear.  The Left is still trying to ignore/spin this, but the facts are there.

Google hires NARAL to justify banning crisis pregnancy center ads – Google is pretty evil.  Of course they won’t ban Planned Parenthood because that kill babies for a living, they systematically hide rape, incest and sex trafficking, they encourage kids to have all sorts of out-of-wedlock sex and pretend that it can be done without risks, they would rather destroy a breast cancer charity than part ways amicably, they commit Medicaid fraud, they teach kids the joys of BDSM, and so much more. Their leaders and abortionists get rich off of death and misery, aided by your taxes.  They use some of that money to fund propaganda telling women that if they aren’t willing to kill their children that they can’t be equal in value to men.

Democrats Abort Their Texas Takeover – Great news!  The Left has given up on Abortion Barbie’s chances. 

The Donald Sterling Precedent – Yes, Kareem nailed it.  People knew how bad Sterling was for a long time.  He is a super jerk.  But do we really want people to be destroyed for something they said in private?  Be careful what you wish for, folks.  If you think that people won’t (or haven’t already) found out how to record audio and video of you through your computer then you are mistaken.  Do you want them to be able to use that against you?

Better yet, will the Left try to destroy all the Sharptons, Jacksons, rappers, etc. saying racist things? 

She’s back: Mia Love clinches the Republican nomination in Utah’s 4th – Yea!  And of course, if you agree with me about how great this is you must also be a racist misogynist or something. 

Toyota bailing on California – to Texas, of course!  Keep ‘em coming, folks. 

What about gluttony?  — “Why do conservative Christians make such a fuss about homosexuality and give everyone a free pass—most notably themselves—when it comes to gluttony?”

U.S. now producing more than 10 percent of the world’s crude oil – Yea!  Now if we could just get Keystone approved.  Think of all the jobs, lower energy costs, energy independence and more!

Just a Reminder – for those lamenting the “botched” execution of Clayton Lockett.  The solution is to find ways to kill them more quickly.

The left is terribly outraged about Clayton Lockett’s death. They likewise have a hard time understanding how someone can be pro-life, but also support the death penalty. These people treated Kermit Gosnell as a local crime story, but demand national outrage over Clayton Lockett’s execution.

One person not morally preening or saying anything at all on the matter of Clayton Lockett’s execution is Stephanie Neiman. In all the discussion over how Clayton Lockett was executed, few have paid attention to Miss. Neiman.

Clayton Lockett beat her, bound her with duct tape, covered her mouth, shot her, then buried her alive.

Just remember that while you are posturing over how Clayton Lockett died.

Paul Weston Arrested in Britain for Reading Winston Churchill Aloud – Stunning.  Arrested for criticizing Islam – and via direct quotes of Winston Churchill!  Coming soon to a country near you.

Hollywood Pedophilia Scandal: Did Democrats Know About Gay Donors? – Hey, maybe Hollywood will make a movie about this.  Or not.

The false teachers – Pope Francis – Another in a great series.

Illegal Aliens Given $Billions of Our Money by IRSHey, that’s great.  And of course it is not an accident.  The Left, in conjunction with RINOs, makes this happen.

 

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The morbid hypocrisy of pro-abortion peace advocates

Abortion is murder.  It is the opposite of peace.  Yet the most vocal of those advocating for peace are often pro-abortion*.

Here’s a recent example.  Chuck “Jesus is not the only way but He sure is a bigot” Currie of the UCC (Unitarians Counterfeiting Christ) is radically pro-abortion yet doesn’t recognize his hypocrisy when writing A Brief Word About Peace:

A Just Peace is grounded in God’s activity in creation. Creation shows the desire of God to sustain the world and not destroy. The creation anticipates what is to come: the history-long relationship between God and humanity and the coming vision of shalom.

Just Peace is grounded in covenant relationship. God creates and calls us into covenant, God’s gift of friendship: “I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will bless them and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore” (Ezekiel 37:26). When God’s abiding presence is embraced, human well-being results, or Shalom, which can be translated Just Peace.

Note the references to creation, humanity and multiplying people.  Yet this guy supports the legal killing of any human being up through infanticide (i.e., partial-birth abortion) for any reason — and he wants pro-lifers to pay for it here and around the world with their tax dollars.

They also deny the Bible and naively think that we can completely prevent wars.  They deny original sin and every conclusion they draw gets progressively worse from there.  This is just one of many reasons that they are non-Christians.

More hypocrisy:

1. Support nonviolent direct action.

Abortion is extremely violent, literally crushing and dismembering innocent human beings without anesthetic.

5. Advance democracy, human rights, and religious liberty.

Abortion violates the primary human right: The right to life.

My default position is always non-violence. My own belief is that even with the best of intentions that use of violence always falls somewhere in the category of sin.

How ironic that a pro-abortion “reverend” could label others as sinful for knowing that the best hope for peace is through strength.

* If you vote for Democrats, you are now pro-abortion, not pro-choice. And not just pro-abortion, but pro-“partial birth” abortion (aka infanticide).  The references to the Hyde Amendment are a joke, of course, and Obama has proved beyond all doubt that he will look you in the eye and lying dozens of times.  From their platform:

The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.

It gets worse: Obama overturned the Mexico City policy so the Abortion President could increase abortions around the world with taxpayer funds.  That’s pro-abortion.

And Obama & Co. oppose the choice of medical professionals not to participate in abortions.  That’s anti-choice pro-abortion extremism.

If you want to require taxpayer-funded to increase abortions then you aren’t pro-choice, you are pro-abortion. Forcing pro-lifers to pay for abortions = pro-abortion. Wanting to increase the number of abortions = pro-abortion.  If you are pro-“partial birth” abortion then you are really pro-legalized infanticide.

Oh, and you the worst kind of racist, because those taxpayer-funded abortions will take the 3-to-1 ratio of black abortion rates to that of whites even higher.