Happy Thanksgiving!

No matter how much or how little you have... it's not the happy people who are thankful, it's the thankful people who are happy!

You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. James 4:2 ESV

6 Thanksgiving Truths for Non-Religious People

Posted on November 27 - from BarbWire

[Ed. note: So stuff yourself at God’s table! Consume the sacrifice of Christ’s death and resurrection by believing it and betting your life on it. Taste Christ’s love, and see how good God is.]

How should a non-Christian society celebrate Thanksgiving?

In our culture, we make Thanksgiving about enjoying life’s blessings more than really thanking God for them. To continue to call the day “thanksgiving” in a secular culture doesn’t make a lot of sense.

So why did one famous Christian talk about thanksgiving every time he was talking about theology with non-religious people?

In the Bible, Acts 14 records the Apostle Paul’s unusual encounter with the ancient city of Lystra. Paul was trying to explain who Jesus is, but the audience becomes so enthralled with Paul’s eloquence that they start worshipping him as a god. There’s a major disconnect in Lystran thinking—they believe in a pantheon of cranky gods who demand sacrifices from us, whereas Paul is explaining the true God sacrificed himself to save us. Read more...

Deafening Silence after Obama Buddy & HRC Founder Charged with Rape of 15-Year-Old Boy

Posted on November 25 - from Sons of Liberty

[Ed. note: It is outrageous and tragic that the founder of the largest gay activist organization in the world is molesting boys...]

“It seems to me that in the gay community the people who should be running interference for NAM/BLA are the parents and friends of gays. Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world.” – Harry Hay, founder of the modern “gay rights” movement

None of it matters: Neither common sense, nor an abundance of victim testimony, peer-reviewed studies, nor their own loathsome admissions and actions. Nothing will move secular-“progressives” to acknowledge the undeniable interplay between homosexuality and childhood sexual abuse.

Whether it’s boy-raping “gay” priests, or boy-raping “gay” activists, the problem is systemic. Homosexual predators are targeting our boys.

You listening, Boy Scouts of America?

So here we go again. Yet another high-profile “gay” activist has been arrested for homosexual assault on a child. This time authorities bagged a big fish (a rainbow trout?) in boy-loving real estate mogul Terrence Patrick Bean. Bean co-founded the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which is one of the world’s largest, wealthiest and most powerful anti-Christian, pro-homosexual organizations. Bean is also a major bundler for the DNC and BFFs with Barack and Michelle Obama. He helped found HRC for the sole purpose of pushing the extremist homosexual political agenda. While, not surprisingly, HRC rushed to scrub its website of any reference to his existence, even now Bean remains on this extremist group’s board of directors. Read more...

GOP Cowards

Posted on November 24 - from TownHall

[Ed. note: Republican leaders are afraid of their big business benefactors who love cheap labor and who applauded the President’s action.]

As time goes on, President Obama is becoming much more provocative with the GOP. For example, he met with congressional Democrats, but no Republicans, then announced his long awaited plan for executive amnesty, giving 5 million illegal immigrants a pathway to work permits and relief from possible deportation for 3 years. After getting shellacked in the mid-terms, Obama has not compromised with Republicans, he moved further to the political left.

It was an audacious announcement that was both unconstitutional and confrontational. It circumvented Congress, and their vital role in this issue, and was, thus, radically different from the last time amnesty was given to illegal immigrants. In 1986, President Reagan did not issue an executive order on illegal immigration; he signed a bill passed by Congress.

Sadly, this President does not care what Congress thinks or does. He has no interest in meeting or working with them. Whether he is acting like a tyrant or an emperor, it is clear that he is not acting in conjunction with Congress.

Now, the $64 billion question is what should the GOP leadership in Congress do? They have several options, such as impeachment, lawsuits or defunding all of the activities associated with this executive action. The least attractive option is to do nothing, but that is what happened today when the congressional Republicans boarded planes and left town. Read more...

Impeach The Emperor O – The Only Real Answer to Executive Amnesty

Posted on November 22 - from BarbWire

[Ed. note: In every election, the GOP counts on the middle class being so terrified by the Party of Plunder that they’ll rush to embrace Republicans regardless of what GOP candidates say or do. But Middle American fear of the Democrats is an account that can’t be drawn on indefinitely.]

In the past, I’ve advised against trying to impeach the reprobate-in-chief. It seemed futile and self-defeating. I’ve changed my mind.

Whether or not it succeeds, it’s the only way for Republicans to show that they’re serious about stopping a president who’s like a car without brakes barreling down a mountainside – smashing the Constitution and running over representative government.

Congressional Republicans, led by the Indomitable John Boehner and Stalwart Mitch McConnell, are said to be considering such drastic measures as – have mercy! – suing Obama. Other suggested remedies include denying funding to programs which would oversee the amnesty and refusing to pass a continuing resolution on spending.

McConnell, who’s already said he won’t use the power of the purse to counter the presidential diktat, says that if Obama treats Congress like an advisory board here, he will “poison the well.” Such nancy-boy talk must make the president quake in his jackboots. Read more...

Choosing bondage

Posted on November 21 - from Conservative News and Views

[Ed. note: if God should decide to save America, the saving message must come from the pulpits. Not only must they restore hope to the hopeless, they must restore the voice of the church that has been silenced by the 1954 Johnson Amendment.]

The biblical account of the Exodus contains some very interesting protests from people who had been in bondage for over 400 years. After being delivered from pharaoh’s whips and witnessing incredible miracles, the Hebrews complained about only having manna to eat. Considering that they were in the desert and God had supplied for their needs as well as delivering them from the cruelties of pharaoh, you would think that they would be elated to finally be free. However, they looked upon their time of bondage in Egypt with longing since there they had fish and onions. While this complaining can be hard to understand, it makes a certain amount of sense when you consider that all they had ever known was slavery, which included a large degree of dependency. They did what they were told or they suffered the consequences, but their food and shelter was provided. Dreams were non-existent but neither was there pressure to get ahead and provide for one’s family. As odd as it may seem, this co-dependency between pharaoh and the slaves provided a strange comfort zone. To be sure, life was hard for the Hebrew slaves, but as we learned during their time in the desert, some preferred bondage to pharaoh and dependency on him over the unknown of striking out on their own.

On the other hand, our Founding Fathers grew up in an America where liberty reigned – at least until an overly ambitious king realized he could flex his muscles and impose unjustified regulations and taxes upon them. To a people who only knew liberty, risking all they had to defend their freedom was preferable to living under the heavy hand of a tyrant. Patrick Henry’s famous speech clearly and passionately stated that life is not so dear and peace is not so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains and slavery. However, some of the slaves in America as the slaves in Egypt also found comfort in living a dependent life. After the Civil War and their emancipation, many chose to stay on the plantations instead of facing the unknown. While we assume life would have been better for them after the Civil War, very little is recorded about their lives on the plantation during that period of time. Unfortunately, we do know that Blacks were persecuted in the South well into the 20th century, but still many chose to stay. Read more...

FBI Report: Americans Less Violent Than Ever, Except for Police

Posted on November 20 - from The Liberty Crier

[Ed. note: An interesting angle is that while crime was decreasing, gun sales soared across the country, which seems to support the idea that more people owning guns actually contributes to making society a safer place.]

According to new FBI statistics released this week, violent crime rates in the US fell over 4% in the past year alone, bringing the amount of violent crimes lower than it has been in nearly 40 years. The statistics showed that there were an estimated 1.16 million violent crimes in the year of 2013, which is the lowest number since 1978, when 1.09 million were recorded.

Broken down, the report revealed that manslaughter dropped by 4.4% to 14,196, the lowest rate since 1968, while instances of rape were down 6.3%. Despite the tough economic times, robbery is also down by 2.8% and property crimes were down by 4.1%.

The violent crime rate has been steadily declining since 1994, but the prison population has continued to increase over the decades. There are currently over two and a half million people imprisoned in the US, which is by far the largest prison population in the world.

However, a study recently published by Pew Charitable Trusts showed that for the first time in decades, the US prison population is actually on a decline. Their research found that the drop in crime that was seen in 2013 actually coincided with a decline in the prison population. According to their data, the amount of people in the US prison system peaked in 2008, and has since dropped 6%. Read more...

Marine Corps veteran says criticism of Islam made him homeless

Posted on November 19 - from examiner.com

[Ed. note: Honesty can carry a price, but doing the right thing is still doing the right thing.]

Like so many Americans, Jarrad Winter didn't pay much attention to Islam. Now, it's foremost on his mind. In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com Sunday evening, Winter, a Marine Corps veteran, single father of two boys and a computer programming specialist who runs FatwahonIslam.com, says he is now homeless because he openly criticizes Islam.

It wasn't until the South Park creators were threatened by a Muslim that he felt the need to study Islam, he told Examiner. In 2010, Jesse Curtis Morton -- a Muslim convert also known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad -- plead guilty to communicating threats to South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

Not long after that, Winter said he was threatened with death, and that lead to him work very briefly as an informant. At the same time, he worked for another company that suddenly let him go after four years. After receiving a $20,000 bonus, his position was eliminated, he said, with no explanation and no warning. Read more...

One Nation Under Godlessness

Posted on November 18 - from GOPUSA

[Ed. note: It is unfortunate that so many public schools are adamently opposed to the one solution to the problems we all recognize in today's world.]

Cheating. Bullying. Cybersexting. Hazing. Molestation. Suicide. Drug abuse. Murder. Scanning the headlines of the latest scandals in America's schools, it's quite clear that the problem is not that there's too much God in students' lives.

The problem is that there isn't nearly enough of Him.

With the malfunction of moral seatbelts and the erosion of moral guardrails, too many kids have turned to a pantheon of false gods, crutches and palliatives. They're obsessed with "Slender Man" and "Vampire Diaries." Alex from Target's hair and Rihanna's tattoos. Overpriced basketball sneakers and underdressed reality stars. Choking games and YouTube games. Gossip and hookups. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat. It's all about selfies over self-control, blurred lines over bright lines. Read more...

Lame-duck Congress may lay golden eggs for crony capitalists

Posted on November 17 - from Washington Times

[Ed. note: This would not be a problem if the people in Washington would actually represent the people rather than the donors and special interests.]

The lame-duck Congress that will meet after the Nov. 4 election could lay a few golden eggs that will hatch into a new flock of crony capitalist ducklings. The gold would actually come from taxpayers. The politically well-connected are especially eager about an $18 billion giveaway to wind farms, a tax credit that benefits mostly millionaires and billionaires.

That program often enriches benefactors of leftist groups, but others have jumped on the money bandwagon, too. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is said to be ready to push the wind power subsidies when Congress reconvenes after the election. Supporters want to avoid leaving the decisions to be made by more conservative lawmakers taking office in January.

The “temporary” tax credit for turning wind into electricity was supposed to be a 5-year incentive when it was created in 1992. Eight extensions have kept its blades turning since then, until the credit finally expired on Dec. 31, 2013. Now the push is on to renew it retroactively for five more years, costing the Treasury $18 billion. Read more...

Free market undermines climate change voodoo

Posted on November 14 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: The nation will naturally divide over different visions of how to answer the questions the Constitution only raises, often along party lines.]

James Carroll of the Boston Globe claims “97% of climate scientists say climate change is real.” Does that really mean anything? Climate change has become an industry much like the nuclear winter warnings during the Cold War. At that time, scientists built models showing the dire consequences of a nuclear showdown and screamed to all audiences that it was sure to cause mutual disaster. When the Cold War ended, these scientists reluctantly abandoned their lucrative industry.

Now it seems those scientists have joined up with the environmental movement to warn of global warming. Nobody wants excessive environmental degradation. A key component of free market advocates is not to harm others as you undertake your own life journey. Free market backers do not support degrading fresh drinking water or abuses by tyrants against others.

The current global warming movement has its roots in the anti capitalist, anti monopoly movements that arose at the same time Standard Oil and Rockefeller emerged. No one had ever seen such immense wealth. These movements united under one umbrella and forced Washington to break up monopolies such as Standard oil.

Free market thought opposes monopolies because they are inefficient. Competition spurs efficiency. With free market competition, an inefficient monopoly cannot seek government assistance to fight more innovative companies bringing replacement technology and industry to the sector. Read more...

Reading the Midterm Tea Leaves

Posted on November 12 - from Federalist Today

[Ed. note: The nation will naturally divide over different visions of how to answer the questions the Constitution only raises, often along party lines.]

Making sense of election results has become a second election of sorts in contemporary politics. No one could have welcomed a second bite at the apple more than President Obama, who went from out-of-demand campaign surrogate to political pundit-in-chief overnight. While claiming he didn’t “want to read the tea leaves,” the president nevertheless announced his verdict on the midterm election:

The American people overwhelmingly believe that this town doesn’t work well, and that it is not attentive to their needs. And as president, they rightly hold me accountable to do more to make it work properly . . . They want me to push hard to close some of these divisions, break through some of the gridlock, and get stuff done.

No one could blame President Obama for doing his part to make post-election coverage exciting. One of the responsibilities Americans have given their presidents is to chime in as quickly as possible on everything under the sun. And no leader in American history has paid more attention to the American people’s entertainment needs than the president–from March Madness picks on ESPN to the dangers of Pop Warner football and his wife’s night at the Oscars. Read more...

Pastor: I’d go to jail before funding abortion

Posted on November 11 - from Conservative Tribune

[Ed. note: The real question is: why is it only seven pastors standing against this evil in our land?]

On a Sunday morning, congregants fill the campus of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, a non-denominational evangelical church located in the heart of Southern California. Since the church’s inception, Senior Pastor Jack Hibbs – a strong pro-life proponent – has encouraged his congregation to uphold religious values and fundamental liberties in the public square. Now, the church is opposing a California mandate egregiously imposed on religious institutions across the Golden State. The congregation is challenging a decision by the California Department of Managed Healthcare that forces all employers, including churches, to provide coverage for elective abortions in all health insurance plans.

“I felt violated; I felt forced,” Hibbs said in response to the abortion mandate. “I love America and I love American history, and I have a lot of invested interest in defending the unborn. I see the Constitution under attack, and I see my religious freedom under attack.”

In an interview with Live Action, Hibbs said the DMHC’s decision is a flagrant violation of the right of churches and pastors to freely exercise their freedom of conscience. Hibbs and his congregation have joined six other churches across the state in a legal challenge opposing the coercion.

The complaint notes, “DMHC is an arm of the State of California and purports to be interpreting and applying the law of California, a state that receives billions of taxpayer dollars. … California accepted those funds with full knowledge of the requirements of the Weldon Amendment, but it has chosen to ignore this law. The need to remedy this discrimination is urgent because it is immediately depriving Complainants of a health plan that omits elective abortions.” Read more...

The States Could Be About to Begin a Massive Rebellion Against Barack Obama

Posted on November 8 - from Conservative Tribune

[Ed. note: With proper monitoring and encouragement, these newly constituted state legislatures may be the firewall we need to stop Barack Hussein Obama's transformational schemes.]

In a night that just about everyone except Vice President Joe Biden and superhack Debbie Wasserman Schultz publicly admitted was going to amount to a second shellacking of the Democrats by Republicans, Democrats held out hope that they would be able to take solace at the state level by winning key governorships that would help them keep their liberal agenda going. Nope.

Democrats managed to pick up only one governor’s mansion — Pennsylvania — while losing at least four others, according to the (Chicago) Daily Herald. Importantly, incumbent governors won in key swing states like Florida, Michigan, and Ohio as well.

Moreover, Washington Post reporter Reid Wilson said early Wednesday morning that three state legislative chambers had been wrested from Democrat control by the GOP. That puts 62 out of 98 such bodies in Republican hands.

With the GOP taking such control over state government, many are now questioning whether more states will begin to assert their rights under the 10th Amendment and nullify unconstitutional federal actions. Read more...

GOP got the car keys back. Question is, can they drive?

Posted on November 7 - from Allen B West

[Ed. note: Col. West is correct in his call for constitutionally conservative leadersip in both houses... he is also correct in questioning if the current people are up to the task.]

It was a stunning evening when looked upon in aggregate — Senate, House, and Gubernatorial races — for the GOP. There were races believed to be close that were not — Georgia, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, and Arkansas. There were races believed to not be achievable that were — North Carolina. And there was a race not even considered — Virginia. With all that being said, the American people did indeed send a clear message to Washington DC: get back on track.

Now comes the really hard part and that is to present a legislative agenda promoting growth, opportunity, and promise for America in the face of withering fire. This will not be easy for the GOP as the progressive socialist media will be on the attack everyday.

The Democrats will be tougher in the minority even more so than in the majority and from news accounts, don’t expect President Barack Hussein Obama to change — unlike Bill Clinton after his 1994 midterm debacle and subsequent GOP House and Senate majorities. In reading this Politico article it seems evident that the Obama White House will dig their heels in deeper. And there are already rumors about the blame game happening — Senator Harry Reid’s Chief of Staff fingering Obama. Read more...

Clyburn Dismisses Tim Scott: Just Because He’s Black, That Doesn’t Mean Progress

Posted on November 6 - from Mediaite

[Ed. note: This thinking - the lack of tolerance for other viewpoints - makes it almost impossible to come together on any sort of common ground.]

On Tuesday evening, interim Republican Sen. Tim Scott won South Carolina’s special election to fill the remaining two years of retired Sen. Jim DeMint‘s term. Despite that electoral victory making Scott the first black senator elected by South Carolina, fellow South Carolinian James Clyburn is not impressed.

Speaking with the Washington Post, Clyburn, who is a black Democratic congressman, said:

If you call progress electing a person with the pigmentation that he has, who votes against the interest and aspirations of 95 percent of the black people in South Carolina, then I guess that’s progress. Read more...

Huge Victory as Pro-Life Candidates Win Nationwide, Take Over Senate From Pro-Abortion Democrats

Posted on November 5 - from Life News

[Ed. note: Perhaps the pro-life position is just a basic qualification for office and does not need to be the center piece of a campaign.]

In a landslide election that saw pro-life candidates winning across the nation, pro-life advocates have been able to take over the Senate from pro-abortion Democrats, led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Harry Reid’s days as the pro-abortion leader of the U.S. Senate are now numbered as pro-life candidates picked up enough seats to take over the Senate.

Reid has done pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s bidding and ensured that abortion-funding Obamacare was passed through on a party-line vote, with not a single Republican voting in favor of the legislation. Reid made sure that no pro-life bills received a vote in the Senate — including measures to stop taxpayer funding of abortions and a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, when unborn babies can feel pain.

Republicans picked up seats in Montana, where pro-life Rep. Steve Daines was a winner and West Virginia, where Rep. Shelley Moore Capito votes 100% pro-life. Read more...

Obama's Israel-Free Dream World

Posted on November 4 - from American Thinker

[Ed. note: As with Obama’s domestic agenda, proving the falsity of bad ideas is one thing. Surviving them is another.]

A popular speculative rhetorical question bandied about over the years by various Israel-bashers on both the left and the right is just how peachy things would be in the Middle East had the modern State of Israel not emerged in 1948. Specifically with respect to America, the usual rationale for this conclusion is that Israel destabilized the region and made effective American alliance with local Arab/Islamic nations difficult, if not impossible. Ironically, we have President Obama and his successive secretaries of state (Clinton and Kerry) to thank for decisively proving how dumb this theory is.

Since Obama took office, his Middle East policy has focused on minimizing and downgrading America’s relationship with Israel. This has taken the form of picking fights with and gratuitously insulting Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other leaders.

The most recent event in this effort is the now notorious slur against Netanyahu, in which a “senior administration official” called the prime minister a “chickens***.” Like many others, I suspect that the senior official was Obama himself.

This is evidenced by several things. Obama has frequently used Atlantic correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg as a mouthpiece, giving the reliably sycophantic correspondent various interviews and scoops over the years. Predictably, Goldberg lays the blame for the unprecedented schism between the United States and Israel at the feet of Netanyahu, not the guy going around throwing out schoolyard insults. Read more...

Liberals ‘Are a Culture of Death’

Posted on November 3 - from teaparty.org

[Ed. note: “It’s amazing that the so-called liberals are a culture of death. They want to kill babies. They want to kill the terminally ill. They don’t seem to honor life... But now, reports are that she is gone.]

During a 700 Club broadcast on Wednesday, evangelical host Pat Robertson discussed Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminal brain cancer patient who said she would end her life in Oregon on Nov. 1 through assisted suicide, an action Robertson deemed indicative of liberalism’s “culture of death,” and he and his co-host expressed hope that Maynard would change her mind and choose life.

Later that same day, Oct. 29, Maynard announced she had changed her mind for the time being, saying “that it doesn’t seem like the right time right now.”

On the 700 Club (Christian Broadcasting Network), Maynard’s story was told, including that she was married in 2013 and had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in April 2014 and was given 6 months to live. As reported, Maynard had publicly disclosed her plan to travel to Oregon and take 100 capsules of a strong sedative, never to wake up, surrounded by her husband, mother, stepfather and her best friend.

While reporting on Maynard’s case, the 700 Club reporter spoke with two women – one a quadriplegic and one with terminal cancer – who, though suffering physically in ways not unlike Maynard, had chosen to carry on, spend as much time as possible with family, and strive to enjoy their lives.

This is the danger of electronic voting machines.

Each woman expressed hope that Maynard would change her mind and not kill herself under Oregon’s assisted-suicide law. Read more...

Election theft right before our eyes

Posted on November 1 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: The only reason to oppose photo voter ID laws is to help steal elections.]

How do the Democrats save themselves in an election that is looking for them more and more like Custer’s last stand?

They steal it.

In Illinois and in Maryland something shocking is happening. When voters go to electronic voting machines, their Republican votes are being changed to Democrat votes.

These are just the stories we know about.

This is the danger of electronic voting machines.

One of Barack Obama’s heroes, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin once said, “It’s not who votes that counts. It’s who counts the votes.” That is how the left views elections. The left views elections, not as the right of the people to decide their future and their leaders, but just another obstacle to be overcome. Read more...

Peace is a Two-Way Street

Posted on November 26 - from The Truth dispatch

[Ed. note: the Palestinians are the ones who reject two-state peace solutions that allow Israel to continue to exist.]

The recent deadly attack in Israel on a Jerusalem synagogue is clear evidence that the Palestinians do not want peace with Israel. As the leader of a sovereign country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is promising tough security measures to protect Israeli citizens. Pope Francis is evening commenting on the deadly attack, calling it “unacceptable,” while calling for peace between the Palestinians and Israelis.

However, I am convinced now more than ever that peace is unachievable when you have one side that does not really want peace. Peace is a two-way street with a common goal of protecting the natural rights and freedoms of the citizens of each country. The Palestinians continue to condemn Israel for alleged atrocities against the Palestinian people, and rejecting every peace deal that creates two independent nation-states side by side.

Israel bends over backwards to announce to the average Palestinian in the Gaza Strip when they are attacking a specific building to give them time to leave. They attack Hamas Palestinians with pinpoint accuracy, even to their disadvantage, in order to ensure the safety of peaceful Palestinians. Israel would accept peace with the Palestinians in a heartbeat if the Palestinians really wanted it. Read more...

The best way to make a church beautiful is to fill it with people

Posted on November 25 - from Facebook Apostles

[Ed. note: Buildings are just brick and mortar... the real church is the people - the body of Christ!]

The feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of Saint John Lateran last week was a twofold reminder of the importance of that church, which is the Pope’s cathedral and, like all churches, an expression of the unity found in communion with the Successor of Saint Peter. It is also an important sign that all church buildings are expressions of heaven.

In Jerusalem, our Lord said that if the temple were destroyed, he would rebuild it in three days. He was speaking of his own body, for buildings come and go but he lives forever. Yet he revered the earthly temple and became most righteously angry, using a whip to drive out those who profaned it. Each one of us by baptism becomes a temple of the Holy Spirit, and the best way to keep that human shrine fit for God is to whip Satan out of it by going to confession.

Church buildings are natural lodgings for the supernatural Church, which is why we should make them as beautiful as possible. Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.” The art and skill with which we adorn churches in turn bring us closer to the Lord. It is not enough to believe in Christ. The acknowledgement of his divinity must move the soul to worship him. “The devils also believe and tremble in fear” (James 2:19), because they refuse to worship him. Their fear is servile fear, and not the holy fear, or awe, that churches should evoke and encourage. It is the difference between being haunted and being holy. Read more...

A free press no more

Posted on November 24 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: The left wing media will remain silent on the case of a major Democrat donor who has been indicted for sexual abuse of a minor.]

The free press has been such an important American tradition that our founding fathers made the right to freedom of the press a part of the First Amendment to the Constitution.

While a number of Presidents would have liked to have muzzled the free press, the press today is mostly muzzled. The government did not do it to the press. They did it to themselves.

Today we have a left wing dictator in the White House who knows the media has surrendered to him and he can bully them anytime he wants.

From Breitbart:

After CBS News aired a damaging report which suggested Attorney General Eric Holder had lied to Congress, the Department of Justice's (DOJ) press director worked overtime to suppress reporter Sharyl Attkisson's story and called her CBS superiors to complain.


Silencing people is what they do best

Posted on November 21 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: The real issue with the radical homosexual movement is not their sexual choice. Like leftists everywhere, they do not want to allow anyone to disagree with them.]

Anyone remember when the homosexual movement went mainstream about twenty years ago?

All they said they wanted was “tolerance.” They wanted the “same rights” everyone else had.

Turns out they want special rights. One of the special rights the homosexual movement demands is the right to silence anyone who dares to disagree with them.

This includes Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the TV show “19 kids and counting.”

From USA Today:

First it was Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald who shared a newlywed smooch photo.

Then mom and dad, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, shared a shot of themselves in a major liplock to show that they're still in love after 30 years of marriage and 19 children. In posting that shot on Facebook, they encouraged other couples to share their kiss photos, writing:

"God designed marriage to be a loving, dynamic relationship between a husband and wife for a lifetime. God loves marriage and it is supposed to be full of love, joy, fun and romance," it said. "We challenge all married couples to take a happily married picture and post it here."

The Gaystopo has had a cow. They are now pushing a petition on Change.org that demands TLC cancel the Duggar show.

They don’t like the fact the Duggars stand for normal marriage. The Duggars may be on to something. Some of their kids are grown now and so far they seem to be okay. Read more...

Obama's Weakness, Ineptitude Are By Design, Part Of The Plan

Posted on November 20 - from Investors Business Daily

[Ed. note: The big question is whether Congress and the Supreme Court can stop him from doing irreparable damage to America in his last two years.]

Just what happened last week on Election Day? And what is going to happen in the years ahead?

The most important thing that happened last week was that the country dodged a bullet.

Had the Democrats retained control of the Senate, President Obama could have spent his last two years in office loading the federal judiciary with judges who share his contempt for the Constitution of the United States.

Such judges — perhaps including Supreme Court justices — would have been confirmed by Senate Democrats, and could spend the rest of their lifetime appointments ruling in favor of expansions of federal government power that would make the freedom of "we the people" only a distant memory and a painful mockery.

We dodged that bullet. But what about the rest of Barack Obama's term? Pundits who depict Obama as a weak, lame-duck president may be greatly misjudging him, as they have so often in the past. Read more...

Cracks in the atheist edifice

Posted on November 19 - from The Economist

[Ed. note: A mid-ranking official in a big city was recently told that her Christian faith, which was well known in the office, was not compatible with her party membership and she would have to give it up. She politely told her superiors that she would not be able to do that...]

THE coastal city of Wenzhou is sometimes called China’s Jerusalem. Ringed by mountains and far from the capital, Beijing, it has long been a haven for a religion that China’s Communist leaders view with deep unease: Christianity. Most cities of its size, with about 9m people, have no more than a dozen or so visibly Christian buildings. Until recently, in Wenzhou, hundreds of crosses decorated church roofs.

This year, however, more than 230 have been classed as “illegal structures” and removed. Videos posted on the internet show crowds of parishioners trying to form a human shield around their churches. Dozens have been injured. Other films show weeping believers defiantly singing hymns as huge red crosses are hoisted off the buildings. In April one of Wenzhou’s largest churches was completely demolished. Officials are untroubled by the clash between the city’s famously freewheeling capitalism and the Communist Party’s ideology, yet still see religion and its symbols as affronts to the party’s atheism.

Christians in China have long suffered persecutiont. Under Mao Zedong, freedom of belief was enshrined in the new Communist constitution (largely to accommodate Muslims and Tibetan Buddhists in the west of the country). Yet perhaps as many as half a million Christians were harried to death, and tens of thousands more were sent to labour camps. Since the death of Mao in 1976, the party has slowly allowed more religious freedom. Most of the churches in Wenzhou are so-called “Three Self” churches, of which there are about 57,000 round the country. These, in the official jargon, are self-supporting, self-governed and self-propagating (therefore closed to foreign influence). They profess loyalty to China, and are registered with the government. But many of those in Wenzhou had obviously incurred official displeasure all the same; and most of the Christians who survived Maoist persecution, along with many new believers, refuse to join such churches anyway, continuing to meet in unregistered “house churches”, which the party for a long time tried to suppress. Read more...

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Looking for More Customers Via Obamacare

Posted on November 18 - from Life News

[Ed. note: This works because so many of our courts share the anti-Christian thinking of the ACLU and the perpetually offended.]

In 2009, President Barack Obama promised the American people that Obamacare would not fund abortion. However, in September, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that showed that Obamacare plans cover abortion and receive taxpayer subsides.

The GAO report also found that nearly all of the insurance issuers sampled are not itemizing the required separate abortion surcharge on its bills – confirming that the Obama Administration is ignoring the law’s abortion accounting gimmick. In 2014, taxpayers have funded over a thousand Obamacare health plans that subsidize abortion on demand—even late-term abortion—in defiance of the Hyde Amendment the President publicly said he would honor.

This is why it is no surprise that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business, has spent millions of dollars to promote and get people signed up for Obamacare. As LifeNews previously reported, the abortion giant deployed thousands of canvassers across the country to get people plugged into the healthcare system.

Additionally, Obamacare created new ways for Planned Parenthood to receive public funding. In 2013, Planned Parenthood received taxpayer-funded grants to help American’s sign up for health coverage. The organization has also worked tirelessly for the Obama administration, which is why he praised the group’s efforts in helping pass the health care law. At a gala for Planned Parenthood, Obama said. “I know how hard you worked to help us pass health care reform. You and your supporters got out there—you organized; you mobilized; you made your voices heard. It made all the difference.” Read more...

One 'offended' atheist halts high school concert

Posted on November 17 - from GOPUSA

[Ed. note: This works because so many of our courts share the anti-Christian thinking of the ACLU and the perpetually offended.]

After traditionally holding its students’ secular fall concert in a local church’s auditorium for the past four years, one Florida high school recently surrendered to a demand made by the American Civil Liberties Union over a complaint from one “offended” atheist parent who felt uncomfortable about the venue.

The ACLU argues that because the facility is regularly used for religious services, the parent considers the concert location to be objectionable. This is despite the fact that no religious content was scheduled to be included in the event.

Liberty Counsel, a pro-family legal group, is offering the school legal representation to fight the ACLU, urging district officials not to cave in to its campaign of intimidation and misinformation.

“This concert is about the kids, not the ACLU or an atheist parent,” proclaimed Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver. “As Americans, we put the needs of children first, above the desires of adults. That is what we do. That is America!” Read more...

What’s Going On With Our Police?

Posted on November 14 - from Chuck Baldwin

[Ed. note: Based on current statistical data, you and I are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than we are an actual terrorist.]

What’s going on with our police? More and more, it seems that our men in blue have been transformed from a friendly neighborhood peace office, whose mission is to protect and serve, to a hostile military force, whose mission is to harass and intimidate.

I am going to broach a subject in this syndicated column this week that people such as me are not supposed to talk about. By people such as me, I mean Christians, "conservatives," Republican-types, etc. "We" are NEVER supposed to criticize the police--not in any shape, manner, or form. ANY criticism of all things police (and military, for that matter) is immediately deemed to be "left-wing," "unpatriotic,” etc. To criticize the police in any way brings immediate and vehement accusations that one is against law and order or is a “bleeding heart liberal,” etc. But, in all probability, the vast majority of “our” folks will simply ignore this column. My observation is “WE” are mostly very closed-minded and don’t tolerate ideas that are outside the box of what is heard on FOX NEWS or from today’s milquetoast preachers.

However, it is an absolute fact that today’s law enforcement agencies are more and more being militarized and are becoming more and more hostile to the American citizenry. More and more, police officers view the American people as “enemy combatants” and are developing a deeply imbedded “us versus them” mindset. More and more, police officers are behaving like soldiers, not peace officers. Examples of police abuse are becoming more and more frequent and more and more severe. If this breach of the public trust is not reined in soon, it is going to get very ugly in this country. Read more...

God Said It, That Settles It: No Common Ground for Christianity and Homosexuality

Posted on November 13 - from BarbWire

[Ed. note: Whether Satan uses a country music singer, a movie star, an athlete, a CEO or a student editor to say Christianity and homosexuality can have a common ground, it’s not what God has said.]

Just a few days ago I saw an article where a Liberty University student editor called for Christians and homosexuals to find “common ground”. My first thought was, “what would Big Jerry (my nickname for Liberty University founder, the late Jerry Falwell Sr.) think about this? That thought was quickly overtaken by the thought, What does the Lord think about this?

Immediately I took a walk down my own memory lane thirty-three years ago when I myself wondered what God had to say about my homosexuality. I had been seduced into it as a college co-ed and after ten years of lesbian living, somewhere deep down inside I still felt it was wrong. But was there a Biblical basis for that feeling?

I had been raised in a southern Baptist family with a deacon dad, Sunday school teacher mom and preacher brother. We were in church every time the door was open but I had never heard the topic of homosexuality discussed. Perhaps God did not care about homosexuality. After all Jesus did say “love one another”. Every time the wondering ran through my mind, I would either justify my life-style or dismiss the thought. Read more...

Child Porn Nation: America’s Hidden National Security Threat

Posted on November 12 - from BarbWire

[Ed. note: Child pornography has mushroomed into a giant business, attracting organized crime. At least 200,000 websites sell such images… and rake in from $20 billion to $30 billion a year.]

America now produces an estimated half of the world’s child porn. Of all the global internet servers that host child sexual abuse websites, nearly half are located in the United States. An estimated 50,000 Americans, at any given time, are on-line trading images of child sex abuse.

Imagine, for a moment, the number of children raped since you finished your morning coffee in order to produce half the world’s child porn. Think about the children you know. Given the numbers, it is statistically impossible that you do not know a child who is being sexually abused in America today.

When mainstream media does report on the story the message is: Nothing to see here. Move along, please. Yes, there are a few powerful voices here and there that defend the survivor or attempt to deepen the discussion but, by and large, American journalists tend to act as apologists for the sex abuser and move off the story as quickly as possible. Read more...

Obamacare architect admits Obama lied about his signature law

Posted on November 11 - from examiner.com

[Ed. note: “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” says the MIT economist who helped write Obamacare. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”]

One of the main creators of President Barack Obama's "signature legislation," the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACU) a/k/a Obamacare, admitted to colleagues at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that Obama and he lied to the American people. Dr. Jonathan Gruber, who appeared on national television selling Obamacare to Americans conceded that in order to gain support for a government takeover of healthcare insurance and distribution it was necessary to avoid transparency, according to officials with a public-interest group who discovered the YouTube video of that professor's comments and released it on Monday.

According to the nonprofit American Committment, Gruber reportedly made his videotaped comments at a special event on the MIT campus and conceded that it was necessary to avoid transparency to pass Obama's healthcare grab. Dr, Gruber even admitted to lying in order to help the Obama White House and the Democrats in both houses of the U.S. Congress in order to get the support of a number of groups and individuals.

"During the intense debate over ACU, the Republicans were denigrated and vilified for being opposed to the legislation that very few, if any, lawmaker read. In fact, one congressman, Alan Grayson of Florida, told the American people that Republicans 'want you to die' because they opposed Obama's monstrosity," said former hospital security director and police chief, Tony Arcadian. "I believe these people should face criminal charges for perpetrating a fraud. Eric Holder prosecuted businessmen for less," Arcadian added. Read more...

Equality Feminism and Contraception

Posted on November 10 - from The Truth Dispatch

[Ed. note: There are all sort of things taught to the people that do not have the courage or principles to face reality.]

“There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. While the first is the condition of a free society, the second means as De Tocqueville describes it, ‘a new form of servitude.'” –economist Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992)

Some Americans are old enough (like me) to remember when going on the dole was something only done when every other option had been tried. Even then, some lingering shame accompanied that choice, along with determination to get off the dole and return to being self-sufficient and productive as soon as possible. Such ideas must seem really strange to current generations, many of whom (particularly the government schooled) have been inundated with the idea someone owes them something — for nothing, no less; work isn’t necessary, retirement doesn’t need to be earned, health care should be free, as well as housing, food, transportation, clothing, birth control! They don’t realize they are kept slaves since they don’t have to do anything.

It is amazing how many people are thoroughly convinced there are more than enough workers — who will go on working no matter how onerous it becomes to support the detritus — to underwrite all the slackers, ever-growing number of fence-sitters, and government employees on to the cost side of the ledger. I think it less remarkable we have a president who openly exploits such selfishness and ignorance by taking an American virtue (the free market) and turn it into a vice, which is what Obama does when he labels our alternative to his socialist/Marxist vision as an ‘on your own’ society. Read more...

Poll: Public Support Drops for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

Posted on November 7 - from Barb Wire

[Ed. note: Polls like this show a disconnect between the judiciary and government and the people they are supposed to serve.]

Americans may be tiring of homosexual activists, a new poll on same-sex “marriage” suggests.

A Fox news poll shows more Americans now oppose same-sex “marriage” than support it, though the numbers are still close.

The poll found that 47 percent oppose legalizing same-sex marriage while 44 percent support legally redefining it, with nine percent unsure, LifeSiteNews.com reported.

LifeSiteNews pointed out that is the second poll in recent months that showed declining support. A poll conducted by Pew Research shows a five-point drop in support since 2010. Read more...

I’m Not Asking Permission To Obey God!

Posted on November 6 - from Sons of Liberty

[Ed. note: It is time, America, to stand up, not to sit down. Not only is God on your side, but also the laws of our republic.]

This last week my ministry team made national news (again) as we came under fire for seeking and saving the lost. A deranged “Constitution teacher” physically assaulted my street team ministry leader for stating that “separation of church and state” is not found in the Constitution.

We were not breaking the law; we were obeying God and the laws of our republic. The “Constitution teacher” was breaking the law. How does one see this as a defeat in the face of an assault on the American way, when we simply need to stand and claim the right that God gave us? We have God and the law on our side.

For the life of me, my friends, I do not and will not ever understand why the American people (Christians and patriots) stand back and give victory to those who violate the laws of our constitutional republic on a daily basis. Read more...

Dear Republicans: No One Elected You to Work with Democrats

Posted on November 5 - from Red State

[Ed. note: Working with these people is not what America elected you to do Republicans. It elected you to stop them.]

As the reality of a Republican wave became imminent last night, a dangerous narrative began to take hold among the conservative talking heads on cable news and in the victory speeches of the victorious Republicans. The narrative was that now that the Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress, it is incumbent upon them to work with Obama and the other Democrats in the service of “getting things done” and “fixing the broken system.”

My hope is that Republicans reject this patent nonsense for the poppycock that it is. Not only should Republicans not work closely with Democrats, they should instead keep them as far away as possible, preferably across a large moat filled with sharp stakes, acid, and alligators. That way, our side will be safer from friendly fire when we launch the flaming tar at the remaining Democrats in office.

Let us review the bidding. Republicans ran this year on very little of substance. Their brand ID is still very underwater with the American public. There is no program right now that the American public is clamoring for the Republicans to undertake with one exception: they hate what President Obama is doing and they want Republicans to stop it. Exit poll after exit poll last night showed that the single most important thing in the minds of the voters this year was the looming shadow of death Obama cast on all his Democrat allies. Read more...

Stand Your Ground

Posted on November 4 - from Liberty Counsel

[Ed. note: Where would the Civil Rights movement be if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., voluntarily went home when he faced opposition?]

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver is urging people in states affected by same-sex unions to stay: “Stand your ground. Do not voluntarily resign your post when confronted with this intolerant agenda.”

Staver made these comments after several magistrates in North Carolina resigned because they refused to preside over a same-sex marriage. “I appreciate the conviction of these magistrates, but rather than resign they should remain at their post. Liberty Counsel will represent them, but once they resign there is not much we can do to help,” said Staver.

In 2004 after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court imposed same-sex marriage on the Commonwealth, Catholic Charities ceased its adoption ministry because it refused to place children in same-sex households. “The commitment to Church teachings and conscience is commendable, but Catholic Charities should not have voluntarily ceased its adoption ministry. If the government wants to impose an intolerant agenda on people of faith and trample their religious convictions then let it happen in public for all to see. I cannot believe the American people will long tolerate an intolerant agenda,” said Staver. Read more...

The Lies Phony Climate Experts Tell

Posted on November 3 - from Tea Party Nation

[Ed. note: Whenever you hear some “climate expert” or politician refer to global warming or climate change, they are lying to you. We have more CO2 in the atmosphere and the Earth is still in a cooling cycle.]

For decades now both the U.S. and Europe have suffered the arrogance and the lies of so-called “climate experts.” Mind you, there are some real ones and, when it comes to global warming and climate change, the interchangeable names for the lies, they are the ones labeled “deniers” and worse for telling the truth.

The fundamental lie is that humans, through their use of fossil fuels, coal, oil and natural gas, are creating huge amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) which in turn is warming the Earth. You will hear the lies again when the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases its latest report.

“The report should galvanize the world to take urgent and collective action to curb climate change,” says Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council. “We’re almost out of time to avoid the worst…”

We have been told this since the 1980s. It is pure fear mongering. Read more...


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