Crushing the lies that too many Americans foolishly believe.
"Seek the Motive; Find the Truth."
Right is always right and Left is always wrong.
Last Gasps of the United Methodist Church June 23, 2015 American culture is sick, and the reason is that so many of our churches are. Death and decay are rampant in our culture because churches have been unable or unwilling to confront them. They fail or refuse to bring salt and light to the world around them. The United Methodist Church is one such example.
Perhaps you’ve seen the television ads that ask you to “rethink church.” “Church can happen anywhere,“ they say. The United Methodist Church’s “Rethink Church” campaign is the latest attempt by the UMC to slow the 48-year membership hemorrhage. Since the unification of Methodist and United Evangelical Brethren churches in 1968, membership has tumbled from 11 million to 7.7 million people even though the population of the country has climbed 60% over the same period. Some may be tempted to think, “Yeah, but that’s due to the secularization of our culture. Church membership is down everywhere.” Not so.
The truth is that the percentage of Americans that attend churches regularly is about 50% of the U.S. population, where it has been for the past 50 years. The more conservative Evangelical churches, and mostly conservative non-denominational churches are seeing their memberships explode. Even the Catholic church is growing. Meanwhile, nearly all of the ultra-liberal mainline churches are dying. Why? There is a simple explanation for this.
An interesting trend has occurred over the past 40 years, and it continues to this day. Mainline denominations like the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church USA, the Episcopal Church, and the United Church of Christ, have made their churches less judgmental and more sin-friendly to the point that the path to salvation, and indeed, even the need for it, are no longer mentioned. After all, to suggest that anyone needs salvation implies that some might be helplessly lost, without God and without hope, and that is anathema to the holiness-hating humanistic liberal mindset.
The trouble is that our culture has now become so corrupt, chaotic and depraved that many people are looking for something to help them to make sense of the current times¾some way to escape the insanity and emptiness of the purposeless existence that did not and cannot satisfy them. When they come in search of answers, they do not find them in mainline churches.
Mainline denominations have forfeited the gospel and its power in order to gain members and the approval of the secular world. As a result, they have become so much like the world, embracing every form of liberal extremism and every fashion of depravity, that they can now offer nothing to the man or woman who is looking for truth, deliverance from sin, a personal relationship with God, and real peace.
With its “Rethink Church” campaign, the United Methodist Church is attempting to use the world’s methods and apply them to a spiritual problem, and that is why this misguided effort is doomed to fail. Evangelism is not simply advertising the gospel in order to make a sale. Evangelism is testifying to, and demonstrating the power of God through radically-transformed lives. The Church cannot transform the world, by becoming like the world.
But because of the obscene leftist bent of the UMC and other mainline churches that neither require nor encourage repentance from sin, personal growth and sanctification, an abundance of changed lives is not something that United Methodists can readily reveal. I know because I was one of them.
The UMC is holding its state conferences this month, and during this year’s conferences, the churches will decide whom they will send to the 2016 national conference in Portland, Oregon. In 2016, United Methodists will decide whether or not to endorse same-sex marriage, and whether or not to eliminate their insipid official statement that “homosexuality is inconsistent with Christian teaching.” Because of this, lesbians and buggers will attempt to pack the conference with pro-degenerate delegates. No one dares to ask, “By whose authority do we countermand scripture?” Indeed, scripture is rarely quoted and less often upheld as authoritative in discussions about homosexuality.
We know that we are in the perilous last days, because Paul tells us that people will be lovers of themselves, unholy, proud, blasphemers, despisers of good and having a form of godliness, but denying its power. This is an accurate description of liberal mainline Christendom today. The Apostle Paul then tells Timothy, “From such, turn away.”
Every drunk in recovery knows that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result each time. But the United Methodist Church believes that by encouraging people to “Rethink Church” it can reverse its 50-year slide of dwindling numbers by pushing further and further to the left and away from God. The right answer--the only solution that will work--is to follow the opening word of Christ Jesus’ ministry to Israel, “Repent!”
If the United Methodist Church refuses to stand against the loud and obnoxious hate-filled rants of the homo-fascists, they will die a slow agonizing death into obscurity following every other mainline denomination that has turned its back on God. No one needs to rethink church, instead, Methodists need to rediscover the power of God in a real relationship with Christ.
There is no victory for the LGBT degenerates in the demise of mainline churches.
Some may be tempted to view these events as tragic losses. That would be a mistake. None of the past or coming church defections has taken God by surprise, and none of them will alter His plan in any way. These actions are simply hastening the decay of corpses that have been dead or dying for years upon years. In the end we know, Christ is the Victor!
When, in any nation of free people, the government becomes unwilling or unable to enforce its laws, the people have a moral obligation to cast off that government.
Here We Go Again
Mat 5, 2015
Opening arguments were presented to the Supreme Court last week, in the case of same-sex “marriage,” a situation that would have been widely recognized as too absurd to be taken seriously just 20 years ago, and yet, here we are. At issue, is whether the citizens of any U.S. state will continue to have the right to ban same-sex couplings and call them marriages. The Homo-fascists and the Lawless Left have long distorted the central issue, claiming entitlement of a fundamental civil right to seize the status and benefits of marriage. But that’s a gross distortion of the truth.
This case is actually far more serious. There is real potential for the abolition of religious freedom in America. The godless are now attempting to use specious and obscure claims of a Constitutional right-to-do-evil as a bludgeon to smash to dust, the religious freedom of those of us who oppose their dangerous and deadly desires.
The attorneys representing homosexuals and lesbians want all state bans on same-sex “marriage” to be stuck down. Attorneys representing the states of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee, want the High Court to uphold their right to ban them.
Very little of the actual proceedings are made public. Only audio and/or video recordings that the justices approve are released. It’s an interesting process that the U.S. Supreme Court follows. The justices do not address one another directly, rather they pose questions and make comments through the attorneys representing the opposing sides. But some of the hollow arguments and senseless statements are very troubling.
At one point, Justice Antonin Scalia pointed out that the only western nation to have approved same-sex “marriage” is the Netherlands, which did so in 2001. He asked why the Supreme of United States should turn our society upside down.
In response to Justice Scalia’s question, Justice Stephen Breyer said that the argument that something should remain simply because, “We’ve always done it that way,” was a weak argument against the Civil Rights Act as well.” While Justice Scalia’s questions are never so simplistic, taking a battle-ax to the one remaining pillar of our civilization, simply because “we have never done it before,” is equally feckless.
Michigan Solicitor General John Bursch argued against changes to the definition of marriage, claiming that procreation is its purpose, opening the door for Justice Sonia Sotomayor to point out that some heterosexual couples choose not to have children, whereas some homosexual couples do. The trouble with that argument is that good governments make laws for the general rule, not the tiny minority of exceptions.
Predictably, Mary Bonauto, one of the attorneys representing homosexuals and lesbians, pointed out that same-sex “marriage” is currently legal in 36 states. And that is correct, but only because unwise and unrighteous activist federal “judges” have struck down many state bans¾not because the people in those states approve of the fraudulent marriages. Once again, the Godless Left is appealing to the 14th Amendment--that same antebellum amendment that was perverted by the 1973 Supreme Court to invent a new “right” to dispose of 50 million pre-born children in America.
There is no right that is being denied to homosexuals and lesbians that requires the invocation of the 14th Amendment. It’s important to remember that what we have here is people who have chosen to be identified by their own depraved behavior, and not by any immutable characteristic. Moreover, this tiny minority of 2-5% of the U.S. population cannot be permitted to reorder our society according to a corrupt worldview not shared by the rest.
While the reports we read and hear from the media are incomplete and often distorted, there exist some important arguments that seem to have been overlooked. Procreation is not the central or even most important reason that marriage must remain as it has, and to suggest such puts the entire case on a precarious footing. The safe and healthy upbringing of children into productive and responsible adults is far more important than simple procreation, and, as one who comes from a family that was ripped apart by divorce, it’s one I know all too well.
If children are permitted to be adopted by same-sex couples, generations of brokenness, confusion, misery and sexual abuse will be the certain result. The recent violent events in Baltimore and Ferguson are a screaming witness to the destruction that results from a breakdown in families. Can America afford the family’s total dissolution?
The nobility of the marriage of a man to a woman is a natural, moral and religious truth that has served mankind well for the ages that humans have been walking on the earth. To pollute it at this time in our history would be no less foolish than a man pulling down the roof of his house upon his own head.
Because the United States is so deeply divided over moral and legal fundamentals, it would be difficult to see how the wrong decision here will not result in a second American civil war. A ruling by the Supreme Court to overturn bans on same-sex “marriage” that have been properly enacted by the states will be correctly viewed by Christians as an openly belligerent affront to religious liberty, the consequences of which, may be dire. This case could well be the fuse that ignites the powder keg of outrage that leads the nation into the first battle of a new war. Our future as a nation and indeed, whether we have one, may well depend upon how the Supreme Court decides this case.
It would be utter foolishness for the Homo-fascists, the Lawless Left and their media mouthpieces to mistake the kindness and peacefulness of the Right as submission or weakness. May God’s will prevail in the United States Supreme Court.
Death, Defiance and Destruction
April 30, 2015
This week we watched as another American city, Baltimore, Maryland, was set ablaze by boiling racism and blind rage forged in a sinister mindset perpetrated by the Left, that deceives people into believing that every adversity that occurs to them is the direct result of an oppressive and malicious society that is unified against them. What makes this riot worse than the burning of Ferguson, Missouri, is that much of the destruction was politically-sanctioned by Baltimore Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. According to local news reports, Mayor Blake ordered police to “stand down” as rioting broke out following the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died while in police custody, apparently due to a spinal cord injury.
Agitator-in-Chief, Barack Obama (or whatever his name really is), had been characteristically reticent during this latest round of rioting and mayhem except to condemn law enforcement officers and encourage the criminals, as has become his custom. Officially, Obama has proposed spending 75 million more taxpayer dollars, of which $20 million would be used to equip police officers with portable video cameras, but this proposal is a clear indictment of law enforcement officers in every U.S. city who, by-and-large, willingly put their lives in jeopardy each and every day to provide for the safety of people and property nation-wide. Meanwhile, the national media falls prostrate in mindless submission and agreement to Obama’s misguided plan.
As was the case in previous charades of this kind, the left-wing media, the family of Freddie Gray and notorious pugilist, Al Sharpton have been hard-at-work attempting to portray the deceased convict as a “victim.” But that may be a more difficult-sell than when the same tactic was employed with previous thugs such as Rodney King in Los Angeles, or even with Michael Brown in Ferguson. Over the past eight years, Freddie Gray was arrested no less than eighteen times, most of them, for the same charge--possession of a dangerous controlled substance with intent to distribute. Gray was no stranger to police. Like Michael Brown and Rodney King, Freddie Gray was a career criminal thug who had numerous encounters with police and learned nothing from any of them. Despite the best efforts of police, when district attorneys make deals with crooks and refuse to prosecute them, and when judges turn them loose to avoid prison overcrowding, crime explodes as real victims are ignored.
Left-wing activists can decry “racial profiling” all they want, but no amount of policy-making, legislation, social-engineering or sensitivity training can prevent a fully-functioning human mind from connecting faces of known repeat criminals with suspicion of trouble. Nothing short of the sustainable repentance of a reformed criminal can annul such a reasonable correlation.
While self-acclaimed, “journalists” like CBS’s Gayle King and Nora O’Donnell grill police officers in efforts to break off a moment of public approval for themselves, the real problem is never exposed, and one must wonder if Obama, Sharpton, King and Mayor Blake want it to remain hidden. The black family in America is broken. Fathers are not involved in raising the children they created, and 70% of black children grow-up in single-mother households. While they may do the best they can, single-mothers cannot raise boys into upright men by themselves, and a large part of the blame for this situation falls squarely at the feet of a series of reckless Democrat administrations and Democrat-controlled Congresses that perpetuated the problem by refusing to challenge African-Americans to excel within this society, as we all know they can. Instead, these weak-willed politicians have either parroted or accepted excuses for failure, creating generations of self-made victims.
Tragically, the full cost to American society by these events will likely never be felt by Obama, Gayle King, Nora O’Donnell or Mayor Blake who live in posh communities isolated from the madness they proliferate. None of these people exhibit wisdom enough to realize that the culture they help to advance is one that benefits none and puts each of us at risk. The cost will continue to be paid by people like Korean businessman, Richard Sung Kang, whose liquor store was demolished during the Baltimore riots. Inside his store, were a security camera and video recorder, both of which were stolen by looters.
Who is responsible for the death of Freddie Gray? That’s simple--Freddie Gray. There will be a full and thorough investigation and if there is proof of wrongdoing, the officers responsible will be mercilessly prosecuted, that is certain. But ultimately, Freddie Gray died at his own hand. Violence and death are always the potential costs of choosing the life of a criminal and a thug.
Democrat Hillary Clinton wasted no time to begin pandering to the fallacy that crime is not the fault of the criminal and molding the destruction in Baltimore for her own political advantage. She said to an audience this week, “There is something wrong when one in three black men in Baltimore cannot find a job.” It’s utter nonsense to suggest that everyone who is unemployed is a victim of joblessness or a corrupt society. Clearly, there are jobs in America¾the over 20 million illegal aliens are invading the United States for exactly that reason. Ironically, many of the people who should have those jobs, habitually vote for Democrat politicians who are giving them away to foreign nationals.
When nothing is expected of a person, nothing is what they will usually produce.
How the Media Deceives March 31, 2015 Thanks to the high-profile scandals of NBC’s Brian Williams and CBS’s Dan Rather, both of whom were caught in outrageous lies, many Americans are becoming aware that network television news anchors and reporters rarely tell us the whole truth. In the main, what is called “journalism” today, is not honest, truthful news reporting. With the exception of Fox News and a few other sources, what passes for news or journalism is usually nothing more than a left-wing perception of facts force-fit into a godless secular-humanist worldview.
“Buyer Beware,” is a prudent admonition for media consumers today. For some, it may be difficult to recognize how media deceives us. Actually, it’s to detect the deception than most people think. What follows are some of the more common methods that often go unnoticed by large numbers of Americans. They are often used in combination to increase their impact.
Time Imbalance- In nearly every news story that involves a controversial issue, the media will spend from two to ten times as much time explaining the preferred liberal position. Pay attention to this, it’s used frequently, and in conjunction with other methods.
Saturation Coverage- In order to keep a particular story alive, media outlets will continue to air a story, often for weeks without a break. This was done with the killing of homosexual, Matthew Shepard. This technique was also used by NBC’s Brian Williams who repeatedly presented a sympathetic view of New Orleans residents who refused evacuation prior to Hurricane Katrina making landfall. It was used again, with President George W. Bush’s firing of a few dozen U.S. prosecutors who were unwilling to pursue cases of voter fraud, in an effort to make the releases appear unjust. Deception by Omission- The alternative to saturation coverage is burying a story or refusing to mention it at all. This was done with the brutal murder of a 13-year-old Arkansas boy, Jesse Dirkhising. Shortly after the death of Matthew Shepard, CBS News had the story of Jesse, who was mercilessly sodomized and killed by two adult homosexuals but refused to air it. Why? Because it would have blunted their established template showing homosexuals as victims. For this reason, you will not see any stories of women who suffer anguish after an abortion, stories of homosexuals who leave the perverse lifestyle behind, or stories of people who leave the hopelessness of secular-humanism to become happy, healthy and successful Christians.
Deception by omission was used by NBC’s Brian Williams in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The fact that President Bush pleaded with Louisiana’s Democrat Governor Kathleen Blanco to declare a State of Emergency the day before the category 4 storm reached the Louisiana coast in order to mobilize National Guard assets, was never mentioned. Neither was any mention made of how residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast recovered so quickly despite suffering more damage than New Orleans.
Perception shift- In an attempt to show the left-wing position as less extreme, media reporters will often interview someone with a moderate or uncommitted view to supplant the middle-right, and then follow with someone who articulates the radical leftist viewpoint. In this way, they seek to illustrate that there is no serious or rational alternative outside the range of viewpoints they are presenting. This tactic was used by several of the networks to portray Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act as an anti-homosexual discrimination bill.
False Premises- In interviews, reporters will often pose questions that are based upon an assumption of fact that is false. For example, to a presidential candidate who may advocate the repeal of Obamacare, an interviewer may ask, “Why do you want to deprive health care from people who have been helped by the Affordable Care Act?” This question assumes that the goal can only be deprivation, and that the A.C.A. has helped anyone.
Content Censoring- As long as people can control media, censorship will endure. We tend to think that censorship is gone, but it has merely taken a new form. The leftist media will always attempt to find the worse description possible of the viewpoint they want to squash, especially one that seems unreasonable or unfair. They will never give an opposing position the opportunity to be explained. They will, however, provide ample opportunity to the advocates of the their favored viewpoints, even if their arguments are false.
Misuse of polling data- The leftist media will often present data as a percentage if they want to minimize it, but use real numbers to amplify others. When whole numbers are used to describe one field, and percentages are used for another, it is nearly always an attempt to deceive. In an effort to portray homosexuals as harmless, media networks tell us that most children are sexually-abused by heterosexuals. This is true because 98% of the population is heterosexual. But they will not point out that homosexuals are 20 times more likely overall, to abuse children, which is also true.
The Herd Principle- One method that has been widely used to change public opinion is what might be called, the herd principle. One well-known media source uses polling data to influence public perception by telling us what a majority of people surveyed says that they believe. The surveys may not be scientific or accurate, but it doesn’t matter. Our willingness to conform can influence us to believe something that may not be true at all, simply to fit in.
False Characterizations- The media follows established liberal terminology referring to abortion as reproductive freedom or choice, sexual perversion as sexual orientation and any opposition to the radical gay agenda as discrimination or bigotry. They will also use specious phrases like gun-show loophole and assault weapons and refer to sleep-deprivation as torture in order to sway public opinion in the desired direction. They may use surrogates to make these assertions, but they are rigidly followed nonetheless.
Lying Outright- Because this is risky to the credibility of any news agency, outright lies are most often filtered through some outside organization such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, the ACLU, GLAAD, the Democrat National Committee or some other pseudo-authority.
Some may argue that the national media is not monolithic, but when it comes to the prevailing secular worldview, it pretty well is. These methods are widely used for the express purpose of presenting a false impression that the radical left-wing agenda is reasonable, justifiable, and kind, while smearing any serious opposition as malevolent, ignorant, unreasonable and unacceptable.
It’s unfortunate that in a time when Americans depend upon mass media for information more than ever before, it’s veracity is dubious and illusive. Truth is not difficult to find, but these days, each of us must search for it.
A cold hard truth gently presented, is far more beneficial than a warm and fuzzy lie delivered by force.
Obama is a FRAUD and here's how I know
You don’t know me, and there’s no reason that you should. I’m just one of a hundred million faces in the United States, of people who grew up in the 1960s. I’m a US citizen, a military veteran, and a Christian, and I take each of these roles seriously. That is why I’m here to tell you that Barrack Hussein Obama is a fraud, and here’s how I know.
Back in 2008, when most people were not yet paying much attention to politics, Obama was being to be criticized by Hillary Clinton for his close relationships with domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, and his racist so-called pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Obama’s citizenship was also being questioned. Despite the DNC’s responsibility to vet it’s candidates, the Obama campaign offered no proof of his claim of being a naturalized citizen of the United States. But conveniently, his Grandma “Toot” came to his rescue as she had many times before. She got sick, and the media stopped asking questions.
Grandma Toot was reportedly dying of cancer, and the network media lavished praises upon Obama saying that he would be putting his campaign “on-hold” in order to visit his dying white grandmother in Hawaii. But he did not leave the next day, the day after, or the second day after. Finally, one week after the media first reported that his “beloved Grandma” was dying, Obama finally flew off to Hawaii. Several Obama critics suggested that he was probably going to visit his birth certificate. Actually, he was going to procure one.
Upon landing in Hawaii, Obama did not go directly to the hospital as one might expect. No, Obama went immediately into a closed-door meeting with Hawaii’s governor, Neil Abercrombie. The meeting lasted four hours! The national media which spent months prying into the background of Governor Sarah Palin, never did disclose the topic of Obama’s sequestered meeting with the governor. They buried it. But you know as well as I do what the topic was. Hawaii is one of a few states that will issue a birth certificate without requiring positive proof. A few weeks after Obama’s return, his campaign posted the fake birth certificate on the Internet.
Barrack Obama is a criminal, a fraud, and a traitor to this United States. If there is one thing we should have learned about Democrats in recent years, it’s that they will tell any lie, commit any crime, and use any method--the courts, political tricks, and yes, even fraud, to keep themselves in power. So hear this:
The issue of Obama’s eligibility will come up again--and again--until the truth is known. Jesus was exactly right when He said, “There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed.” When it does, listen to the facts as adults and make a righteous determination--not a childish, political, or racial decision. Otherwise, one day soon, when your rights have been forfeited, when your wealth is gone, and you struggle to feed your family under the heavy burden of Democrats in Washington whom you cannot get rid of, I pray that someone is alive to remind you that many people tried to warn you who this phony, incompetent dope is, but you wouldn’t listen. You chose to believe a lie. Any government that cannot or will not enforce it’s own laws must be replaced.
What can you do? Demand that your Congressmen subpoena Governor Abercrombie and compel him to disclose the details of his four-hour-long meeting with Barrack Obama. Demand to see the evidence that proves that Obama was not born in the United States, and that he be expelled from the Oval Office immediately, and that all payments to Obama the fraud be terminated. Demand that Obama be tried and sent to prison, and that every law, policy, appointment and executive action be immediately reversed and declared null.
America’s government officials serve at the pleasure of the people. The people must make this change happen. Unless the American people demand that harsh punishment be meted out against government officials who violate the law and defraud the public, the next Democrat or Republican leader who chooses to, will be worse. Crime unpunished always begets more and worse crime.
The next time you vote for any government official, be sure that you know more about him than the color of his skin, and demand to know details of his or her plans and policies than vague platitudes like hope and change. For the past six years, America has undergone much change, most of it, abominable, and hope for the future is gone. We have learned once again, that he who is unfaithful in little will be unfaithful in much.
Be sure that if a presidential candidate is a Senator, that he is not one who is cheating those who elected him out of a full-time salary for only part-time performance.
A Primer in Islam Feb. 27, 2015 Mohammed was born in approximately A.D. 580 and grew up in Mecca in what is today, Saudi Arabia. Arabs are the descendants of Ishmael. Mohammed was orphaned at age six and was raised by his uncle. He was probably epileptic because he suffered from seizures. Growing up, he was impressed by the Christians who lived in the area, and traveled through his town on trading expeditions. Unlike his own Arab people, Christians took care of the poor, the widows and the orphans. He learned some disparate tenets of Christianity and Judaism, and filled in what he didn’t know with his own ideas, and many of them were horribly wrong.
Mohammed was illiterate, but he envied Christians and Jews because they had books that told them of their God. (He often referred to them as “people of the book.“) Arabs at this time, were mostly idolaters and polytheistic, in fact, they had 360 gods--one for every day of the year. One of these, Mohammed chose to become the pattern for Allah.
Contrary to widespread belief, Mohammed did not write the Qu’ran (Koran). In adulthood, he spent time in the deserts near Mecca and claimed to have seen visions in which the angel, Gabriel dictated the Qu’ran to him. Years later, Mohammed told what he had seen and heard to others who presumably recorded what he told them to write. Of course, there is no way to know if what Mohammed dictated is what was actually written into the Qu’ran.
Later in life, Mohammed came to despise the Christians and Jews and his hostility toward them becomes more intense and prolific in the Qu’ran. Mohammed claimed that Jesus, Noah, Moses and Abraham were prophets who foretold of him--the final prophet.
Islam means “submission” or “struggle“--it does not mean “peace” as has been widely claimed. Mohammedanism is a works-based religion in which adherents earn their way into paradise by “being conscientious” to pray at the proper times and in the prescribed way to a god who cannot be known, making pilgrimage or Haj to Mecca, by paying alms to the poor and to orphans, keeping Islam’s rules regarding food, fasting during Ramadan, and striving to convert the entire world to their ways. Dr. Ravi Zacharias has called Islam, “A state-building religion,” and that is what it is.
In Islamic nations, foreigners are expected to observe Ramadan as well, and can be arrested and jailed if caught eating or drinking in public. It is called a fast month, but adherents simply gorge themselves between sunset and sunrise during the month of Ramadan. My last days in the U.S. Navy were spent in Bahrain. The U.S. embassy there, operated a compound for American citizens and embassy personnel.
Many deceivers say that the Qu’ran is a poetic book that can only be fully appreciated when spoken in Arabic, but it’s difficult for any thinking person to understand how commands of murder can be called “poetic,” in any tongue.
The Qu’ran teaches that Moslems are to respond to non-Moslems by taxing them, enslaving them, or simply killing them. It does say that “Jews and Christians who believe in Allah and do good will have their reward.” The Cow, v. 62, but Jews and Christians do not believe in Allah, so it‘s a moot point.
The Cow v. 191 says, “Kill them wherever you find them, but not near the mosque unless they fight you, then kill them. Death is the reward of unbelievers” [non-Moslems].
“Fighting is prescribed for you [Moslems] even if it is abhorrent to you. It may be that the thing you dislike is good for you.” Cow v. 216
The followers of Islam who are terrorists, are not a small fringe of extremists. They commit suicide acts because they do not think they will die. “Those killed in Allah’s cause are not dead--they live.” The Family of Imran, v. 169
Mohammed had 13 wives, the youngest was nine years old when he first had sex with her. Imams can have four wives, but only Mohammed was entitled to more. Within families, men inherit twice what women receive.
Wives who are unfaithful are to be kept in their homes until natural death. Women, v.15
“If you fear your women will act badly,” says v.34, “leave them alone in bed; then spank them. And if they obey you, seek nothing against them.”
Women, v. 89 says, “Do not befriend non-Muslims, execute them wherever you find them.”
The Qu’ran claims that Mohammed came to “clarify” scripture for them. The Table, v. 15
Mohammed could not comprehend the Trinity, (One God in three forms or persons) therefore, he considered Christians to be polytheists.
Much of the Qu’ran is the articulating of Mohammed’s rebuttals to fallacies that he thought Christians believed and professed, but did not and do not. Sprinkled throughout the text are oddly-placed declarations of the characteristics of Allah. For example, during Mohammed’s erroneous historical account of Israel, he suddenly interjects the verse, “Allah is almighty, most-wise.” In other places, he throws in, “Allah is all-hearing, all-seeing,” or after stating that those who do not work are not equal in the cause of Allah, he says, “Allah is most-merciful, most judicious.” These are repeated ad nauseum.
In the surah entitled, The Spoils of War, the Qu’ran states, “When you meet unbelievers, [non-Moslems] do not turn your backs on them; their abode is hell. When you kill them, it was Allah who did so.” v.15. and “Fight those who scoff [at Islam] until there is no civil strife.” v.38,39.
Summary Do not accept this account as a comprehensive report of Islam or the Qu’ran, or anyone else’s account. Read it for yourself. Copies of the Qu’ran are available at any public library. The truth is there for all to see. The Qu’ran is a series of tedious and often unrelated commands and statements, many of which are known to be false, including those which are easiest to disprove, such as the historical accounts.
Because Mohammed was epileptic, and from what we know about how the mentally-ill were feared and treated, I believe that Mohammed feared being put-away by his own Arab people, and that claiming to be a prophet was the way he avoided this fate. Unfortunately, the death and misery that this sinister manual of wickedness and death has brought upon the earth’s people will be his lasting legacy for years to come.
How the Antichrist will Come Feb. 11, 2015 Many consider it unimaginable that the Antichrist can rise to power undetected, but the fallacy of that belief is being dispelled more and more each day. Too many Christians today, are woefully ill-informed or misinformed, and are therefore, easily deceived into believing all kinds of heresies such as: social justice, “reproductive rights,” same-sex marriage, environmental justice, climate change and many other false ideals. Mainline churches in America are dying. They have been poisoned with numerous secular fallacies that weaken our reliance on Christ and encourage dead works demanded by the disciples of secular idols. Real righteousness has been replaced with the self-righteousness of secular humanism known as “political correctness.”
There is no doubt that in the last days, the Antichrist will rise to power quickly and without merit, in much the same way Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have. (The truth is that neither Clinton nor Obama demonstrated good leadership in any of their former roles. On the contrary, both were abysmal failures who were exalted to a position where their reckless policies caused great harm to many people). Although there will be plenty of “tells” that the Antichrist is not a man worthy of leadership, mindless hoards will exalt him for no good cause. Scripture tells us that he will come promising peace. He will likely promise hope and change, as well.
Ironically, two of the most widely-held beliefs in the world today, have no solid evidence to support them, and yet, millions of people unreasonably and rigidly adhere to them. These are Mohammedanism or Islam, and Darwinism or evolution. Let us examine them briefly.
First, Darwinism rests upon the variations in the lengths of the beaks of finches on the Galapagos Islands. Charles Darwin, who blamed God for the death of his only daughter, claimed that the differences in the lengths of finch bills on the islands was the result of evolution. But this anomaly is no “smoking gun” for evolution. On the contrary, it’s simply an anomaly.
Any child who has had a parakeet as a pet, knows well that the beak of his colorful chirping friend is living tissue--keratin, to be precise--the same substance that our fingernails are made of. The beak of a parakeet grows throughout its lifetime. When broken, it becomes replaced and the bird sharpens it against cuttlebone because the bill is used as a weapon in addition to a nut and seed-cracking device. The point is that normal and natural variations in the bills of birds is not evidence of macroevolution. In fact, it isn’t even evidence of microevolution.
And now for Mohammedanism or Islam. Mohammed, Islam’s originator, was born in approximately A.D. 580 and grew up in Mecca. His father died prior to his birth, and he was orphaned when at age six, his mother died. He was raised by his uncle. Mohammed was probably epileptic because he suffered from seizures. Growing up, he was impressed by Christians who lived in and around Mecca, or traveled through his town on trading expeditions. He saw that they took care of the poor, widows and orphans where his own Arab people did not. He learned some things about the tenets of Christianity and Judaism, but many of his beliefs were horribly wrong.
Mohammed was illiterate, but he envied Christians and Jews because they had books that told them of the commands, the promises, the mighty acts and the nature of God. He often referred to them as “people of the book.” Arabs, at this time, were mostly idolaters, in fact, they had 360 gods--one for every day of the year. One of these, Mohammed chose as his image of Allah.
Arabs are the descendants of Ishmael, the son of Abraham and Sarah’s Egyptian handmaid, Hagar. Mohammed claimed to be the final prophet of Allah. Contrary to widespread belief, Mohammed did not write the Qu’ran (Koran). In adulthood, he spent time in the deserts near Mecca and claimed to have had visions in which the angel, Gabriel dictated the Qu’ran to him. Years later, Mohammed told what he had seen and heard to others who presumably recorded what the prophet told them to write. Of course. there is no way to know if what Mohammed reportedly passed along is what was actually written into the Qu’ran.
Later in life, Mohammed came to despise the Christians and Jews and his hostility toward them became more intense and prolific. Mohammed claimed that Jesus, Noah, Moses and Abraham were prophets who foretold of him--the final prophet.
“Islam” means submission--it does not mean “peace” as has been claimed. Mohammedanism is a works-based religion in which adherents earn their way into paradise by praying at the proper times and in the prescribed way to a god who cannot be known, making pilgrimage or Haj to Mecca, by paying alms to the poor and to orphans, keeping Islam’s rules regarding food, fasting during Ramadan, and striving to convert the entire world to their religion. Dr. Ravi Zacharias has often said that Islam is primarily, “a state-building religion.”
In Islamic nations, foreigners are expected to observe Ramadan as well, and can be arrested and jailed if caught eating or drinking in public. I know this first-hand having been in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain during this time. It is called a fast, but adherents to Islam simply gorge themselves after sunset during the month of Ramadan and abstain from eating during daylight hours.
The Qu’ran commands domination of the world by Islam. The Qu’ran commands the killing of “people of the book” who are Christians and Jews and also of unbelievers of Islam whom they consider, atheists. The Qu’ran describes Allah as an unknowable god who is a vicious and capricious taskmaster rather than a just and loving god. Allah is not God. According to the Qu’ran, man was made from a blood-clot.
Moslems believe that Christians are cannibals because in taking communion they eat the flesh of Christ. The also claim that the Trinity--God taking three forms, makes Christians polytheistic. In the second surah called, The Cow, the Qu’ran says that Israel violated the Sabbath and Allah said to them, “Go ahead, and be apes, ostracized” v. 63-66.
Ignorant populations are easily manipulated, and Americans are becoming increasingly so. Young adults today, know very little about world history, American history, biblical history or about Christianity, Mohammedanism, paganism or the differences between them. But many are eager to share their mindless opinions which they hold tightly as if they were facts. Because of this, they will be easy dupes for anyone who tells them to forfeit their freedom for a “greater good.”
Democrats Plumb News Depths
Dec. 30, 2014 Not many years ago in America, some actions were deemed so low as to be unthinkable to even the most radical of self-absorbed politicians. The release to the public of information that would put the lives of American citizens at unnecessary risk would certainly be among them. We now have irrefutable evidence that the governing class in Washington is so hopelessly corrupt and that there exists no despicable plot that the left will not employ to attain a political advantage.
As the outgoing Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, California Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein has decided to release a CIA report outlining what it calls, “enhanced interrogation techniques,” that were used following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Included in the report is the much-maligned practice of water-boarding, in which a subject’s face is covered with a cloth as water is poured on him, creating the illusion of being drowned. Other horrendous techniques used by the CIA and described in the report are sleep-deprivation and chaining subjects in cold prisons. The left characterizes these methods as brutal and refers to them as torture.
The document being released is a declassified and summarized 500-page version of a 6700-page report in which the authors failed to interview a single CIA official. Democrats claim that the interrogation methods were “ineffective,” a charge contradicted by Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Jim Risch of Idaho. Senator Feinstein claims it was important to release the report to show that the nation is willing to “face an ugly truth and say, ’never again.’” Republicans on the committee condemn the report as “one-sided” as well as the release of the report which will cost taxpayers over $40 million and put U.S. citizens at risk overseas, including those at U.S. Embassies.
Because control of the U.S. Senate will revert back to Republicans in January, Senator Feinstein’s leadership role on the Intelligence Committee is ending. Nevertheless, the willful release of this information that will serve no beneficial purpose to the nation but will certainly endanger the lives of Americans overseas, makes this the kind of treacherous and contemptible self-serving political act we have come to expect from Democrats in Washington.
Diane Feinstein was the author of the highly ineffective so-called, “assault weapons ban” which restricted the sale of certain firearms based upon their menacing appearance or the number of rounds they could contain. The restriction of these weapons had no effect on gun violence in the U.S. for the simple reason that people who are bent on killing others ignore them.
What was missing from Senator Feinstein’s discussion about what is being called the “CIA Torture Report” is any balance of perspective. Feinstein and her Democrat colleagues refuse to acknowledge or attempt to understand that the terrorist enemies of the United States do not place the value upon human life that we do. Therefore, treating them as we would a U.S. citizen is totally inappropriate. It’s foolishness to ask those who are tasked with defending us in wartime, to limit their actions to what we would tolerate in a civil society. There is nothing civil about war. Union General Sherman referred to war simply as brutality. To demand civil treatment from those who defend us against suicidal butchers who use civilians as human shields is reckless ignorance unbefitting a member of the U.S. Senate.
We make the same reckless mistakes with law enforcement in the United States--affording rights to criminals that neither the police nor the victims of crime are entitled. We prohibit facts about a criminal’s past crimes from trial so as not to prejudice the jury but permit the victims to be maligned and their reputations smeared without limit in the name of “putting on a vigorous defense.”
The first and preeminent purpose of the United States government is to protect the American people. When agents of our government not only fail to protect the people but actually put them at risk, those officials prove themselves unsuitable and must be expelled. Their actions are no less destructive than treason.
Dec. 22, 2014
The blood of the NYPD officers executed in their vehicle last weekend is on the hands of the media, who falsely reported that unarmed Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer. Brown was a thug who ceased to be unarmed when he grabbed for Officer Wilson's service weapon. His death was nothing less than suicide by cop--a choice made by Brown alone.
The media must be held accountable for the destruction and death that results from their false reporting. Peter Jennings used to call it "shaping the news," but a lie by any other name is still a lie, and lies kill innocent people.
Missouri Burning--Who's Really to Blame?
Dec. 2, 2014 In a small suburb of St. Louis, Missouri on August 9th, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, responded to a dispatch call to a convenience store. He could not have known that his life would be so profoundly changed that night. By now the turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri is well known, but important pieces are still missing.
The events since August 9th unfolded predictably--rioting, looting, destruction and mayhem--as has each previous episode of this kind. But it was actually the “facts” as reported by the local and national television “news networks” that caused the open season on private property and the incitement of rage. The New York Times along with Reuters, USA Today, CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS each reported that unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer. That is all many people needed to hear, and it’s all they did hear.
On the evening of Monday, November 24, 2014 Barack Obama took to the air to announce that the Grand Jury that heard the case of Officer Wilson, had decided that the officer was not at fault in the shooting. Mr. Obama stated that the violence in the streets serves no one, but sadly, he stopped short of condemning the acts of burglary, looting, and vandalism that were continuing in Missouri. Rather than attempt to quell the violence, Obama persisted in promoting the false perception that Ferguson police officers are partly to blame, and that they need to become “more sensitive” to the residents of the black neighborhoods that they serve.
On the evening of Tuesday, November 25, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos interviewed the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson. Officer Darren Wilson explained the events that led to the death of Michael Brown. Officer Wilson said that Brown attempted to grab the officer’s gun. The two struggled over the weapon and Brown managed to get his finger inside the trigger guard of Wilson’s service pistol. Wilson said that he knew that if he failed to wrest the weapon from Brown, Brown would have killed him. The claim repeated by the left-wing media, that Brown was unarmed, was a lie intended to incite rage. In fact, it could be said that Michael Brown committed suicide by cop--an action in which someone forces the hand of a police officer knowing that the result will be his own death.
Stephanopoulos then asked Officer Wilson if he would have done anything differently. When Wilson said that he would not, Stephanopoulos reacted with incredulity asking, “Really?” This illustrates the widespread ignorance and arrogance of the left.
Former radio talk show host, and former police officer, Ken Hamblin once told a caller on his show, “You have to understand one thing. A cop cannot lose a street fight. If he does, he’s dead.” Hamblin grew up in one of the worst parts of Harlem, and was known to his radio audience as “The Black Avenger.”
There exists on the left, an almost universal fallacy that says that the simple fact that America’s prison populations have higher percentages of black men than the general populace of the country, then injustice, racial profiling, prejudice, and racism must be the cause. Never does anyone in the left-wing media dare to ask why an 18-year-old black man gets the idea that grabbing a police officer’s service weapon is a wise move. Never does anyone ask where young black men acquire the false belief that American society is stacked against them in such a way that their failure to achieve success is all but certain.
Fanning the flames of racism is nothing new for the left. NBC’s Brian Williams beat the same drum every evening in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in an attempt to smear President Bush. Of course, Williams refused to mention that prior to Katrina making landfall, President George W. Bush, pleaded with Louisiana’s Governor, Kathleen Blanco to declare a state of emergency in order to mobilize National Guard troops in advance of the storm. As a former governor himself, President Bush knew that this action would be helpful, but the Democrat governor refused to heed the advice of a Republican, causing the debacle we are now all familiar with.
Of course, NBC was not alone in its smear campaign. ABC, CBS, CNN, and other media outlets joined them. And none of them mentioned President Bush’s rebuffed pleas to the governor either. When people are fed a steady diet of left-wing lies about the motivations of the police, the facts in these cases becomes irrelevant.
As a teenager growing up in Columbus, Ohio in the 1960’s, I was naïve enough to believe that the tenets of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech were achievable in my lifetime. Now, nearly 50 years later I have come to realize that neither dream is likely to come to pass.
Ironically, the Democrat politicians that most minority voters support, are not the people who do the heavy-lifting of improving race relations in the United States. On the contrary, they are Republicans and the so-called “Religious Right.” After all, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was supported by far more Republicans than Democrats. Republicans were crucial to getting the bill passed over vehement opposition from southern Democrats. Ohio Republican Representative, William McCulloch led the charge to pass the bill. LBJ signed the act into law, seeing it as a way to win the support of blacks for the Democrat party. Despite the fact that LBJ referred to blacks by the “n-word,” he is not remembered by most Democrats for the racist that he was.
Former Senator Robert Byrd had been a Grand Wizard in the KKK, but he got a pass from the media and blacks, despite his active role in promoting racial violence. And who can forget Obama’s racist former pastor, Jeremiah Wright? Sadly, white voters who believed that electing Obama would translate into better race relations in America were as naïve as was a liberal pro-integration teen from Ohio in the 1960s.
It’s worth considering that protest organizers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, Democrats and the media may not be interested in improving racial harmony because it’s an issue that gives them the power and visibility that they would otherwise not have. Unless and until the parents of young blacks in America, stop teaching their children that the police should be resisted and treated contemptuously, more deaths in towns like Ferguson, Missouri are likely to occur. And until our media stops lying about the facts in these cases, many more towns will burn with fires set ablaze by the racial hatred of the left.
Why Democrats Have No Integrity
October 20, 2014
The title of this article alone, will undoubtedly incite malicious
hatred, intolerance, and an insatiable lust for vengeance in some, but
that is precisely why it is needed. That response is a testimony of the
truth. After all, the fiercest hatred anyone reveals, is always born
in the knowledge of its veracity. What is integrity? Simply put, it is
a person’s good character--it’s being integrated, that is, one’s values
and beliefs are demonstrated by his or her actions. A man or woman of
integrity is not duplicitous, hypocritical, or contradictory. Integrity
is saying what you mean and meaning what you say. A person who, even
though he be wrong, self-centered, immoral, or a criminal can
nevertheless be worthy of respect as long as his words and actions are
Too often, people will say one thing, and do the other in an attempt to
gain the respect or admiration of others. They do this attempting to
prove themselves righteous, and when righteousness is not available, or
one is unwilling to pay the price, self-righteousness will often
suffice. For example, if someone advocates “tolerance” but then maligns
those with whom he disagrees, he is a hypocrite and makes himself a
liar, because his professions of tolerance are not demonstrated by his
behavior. Indeed, they are contradicted by it.
This is precisely the case with Democrats today. They are fiercely
self-serving, but deny it by substituting unachievable righteousness
with counterfeit self-righteousness (political correctness). This fact
is the reason that abortion is legal. It’s the reason that the federal
government now provides health care. It’s also why our southern border
with Mexico is nearly non-existent. Add gross wickedness and depravity
to self-centeredness, and same-sex marriage is the result.
America was once a Christian nation, but it ceased to be long ago. Oh,
many people, even Democrats, claim to be Christians, but when they
support the murder of the innocent through abortion, immorality run
amuck through lesbianism and homosexuality, and refuse to impose the
death penalty for cold-blooded killers, they contradict themselves.
These self-styled sophisticates call themselves tolerant and
“open-minded.” But they are open only to debauchery, evil, malevolence
and hate. They call good, “evil” and evil, “good.” They are the
colossal hypocrites among us.
They tell us that these are modern times, and our values must be revised
to allow for “committed relationships” among homosexuals and lesbians
and bisexuals and transvestites. The truth is that this is nothing
new. The only thing new is the hideous arrogance that now accompanies
this vile perversion.
The root of the problem is worldview. The Christian and the
conservative, come to the world accepting it as it is--with God who
created it and to Whom he is accountable. He seeks to understand all
that has comes before and how the existing world functions so that he
can find his place and purpose in it.
To the Liberal and the Democrat, the world and everything and everyone
in it is here for his benefit. He is not interested in anything that
came before, which is why he continues to make the same mistakes over
and over throughout eternity. He never learns from them. The Liberal
is the god of his own world and, if you are apart of it, of you, too.
In his mind, history began with him. And rules, laws, even the
Commandments of God, are not applicable to the Democrat, and how could
they be? They did not account for his greatness and power.
The Liberal is a misfit--a marginally-functional mental-defective.
His relationships fail because no one can ever live up to his
expectations, (but the dirty secret is, neither can he). Some-one or
some-thing is always to blame when he crashes and burns. At his
funeral, he will demand that those in attendance play Frank Sinatra‘s
well-known, but foolishly arrogant song, “I did it My Way.”
It’s not all bad, however. Liberals make great doctors and nurses, but
lousy political leaders. In fact, they make abysmal leaders of any
sort. They are arrogant, ignorant, capricious, sarcastic, loud and
obnoxious. Never turn your back on a liberal unless you WANT a knife in
your spine. Through the pain and suffering that they cause to
themselves and others, sometimes, the Democrat reforms. But this is
There is nothing so beautiful as a genuinely-reformed liberal, however.
They often make lovely human beings, righteous Christians, and devoted
friends. Once they realize what the rest of us already know--that the
truest witness of any man’s character is his behavior, they begin to
build and possess real integrity.
When a government fails to protect its people from tyranny, foreign powers, economic ruin, or gross immorality, the people are obliged to cast off it's restraints and replace it.
The Fall of America is at Hand
Sept. 12, 2014
Do you not see what’s going on in this country? Because we have had two recent Democrat presidents who got away with violating their oaths of office, we now have a Virginia State Attorney General who refuses to do his job, and a governor who promises he will act in defiance of the General Assembly “if necessary” to impose his political will on the people of Virginia. When will someone tell these dirt-bags, “Hell No!”
Our representatives lack either the power, the character, or the courage to impeach them, the local and national media refuse to report the real stories, and most citizens are too ignorant or lazy to notice. Anyone who depends upon the nightly news on television to learn the issues of the day is an abject fool. You see and hear only what they choose to present to you--nothing more.
We tend to think of ourselves as smart because we can operate computers and cell phones, but third world uneducated nomads can do those things. Intellectually and morally, we are imbeciles. People who graduated from public schools just one hundred years ago, with nothing more than an eight-grade education would put most of today’s college graduates to shame. The writers of the classics are such as these, and many former presidents.
The public school system in America is abysmal, and we blame everyone and anyone else for the result of the damage they have done. We blame inadequate funding, uninvolved parents, political turmoil, and corporations that “ship jobs overseas.” The truth is that no one “ships jobs overseas.” Our burdensome taxes and endless federal regulations make it unprofitable for companies to remain here and drive them there, and we continue to allow our government to chase them away.
Our border with Mexico would be better called a rest-stop for illegal immigrants. Jobs in the construction and landscaping trades are being stolen by these criminals, and who cares? “They don’t affect my life?” Really?
Our churches have forsaken every moral standard. Most mainline denominations now accept homosexuals and lesbians in the clergy, and allow them to perform same-sex “marriages.” When they are brought up on charges, as in the United Methodist Church, the Judicial Council has no desire to hold them accountable. Instead of the prescribed punishment of expulsion, a renegade clergy may be suspended for 24 hours, but nothing more. The result? More lawlessness, disobedience, and defiance.
The best days of America are indeed, behind us. The reason? We no longer have the courage and tenacity to demand that our leaders, teachers, clergy, and ourselves, do what they promised they would do. Whether it’s to uphold our laws, educate our children, uphold God’s law, or adhere to any standard of honesty, we can’t be troubled, it’s too hard.
In one more generation, America will not have a majority of people who even know what righteousness is, and they certainly won’t have the guts to demand it of their leaders or themselves. The United States stands at the precipice of a great fall. And we who could prevent it, merely stand by and watch.
A Childhood Saved
Sept. 8, 2014 I was two-years old. One day, after my mother and father had a brief talk, my father left our apartment, and I never saw him again. My mother was a nurse for an aircraft manufacturing company in Columbus, Ohio. My sister, Sherry and I spent the weekdays with one of two ladies who we called, “Grandma.” They were not really our grandmothers. They were our baby-sitters.
One day, Mom introduced Sherry and me to a man named Don. He was shorter than my father, and had very short dark brown hair. He looked mean and he was, but in a different way from most people. He was sneaky about it--sarcastic really. I didn’t like him, and I knew he didn’t like me or Sherry either.
Within a few months, my mother and Don were married. I was three-years-old. Don worked the third shift at the aircraft plant, so he was home during the day. Don didn’t like me to be inside the house very much. Most days, he would tell me, “Go outside and blow the stink off you.”
I remember thinking, “Do I really stink? I just has a bath last night. Does Sherry stink too?” I didn’t know anyone in our new neighborhood at that time, so I just sat on the small back porch and listened to the planes flying high above me, wishing I could fly. If I could, I thought, I would fly as far away from Don as possible--maybe to my grandparent’s house, though I didn‘t know how to get there. I wished that Mom had never met Don, and that we could move back to our apartment.
One day, Don brought home a boxer puppy that he named Mike. It became my job to feed Mike--a chore that I didn’t mind. Don had gotten a dog house that was made out of an aircraft canopy, that was attached to a wooden frame. Don said it was bullet-proof. Mike was kept in a kennel that was 8-feet by 16-feet. When it was time to feed Mike, I would open the gate of his kennel and race him up to the back porch. Mike usually won. He could not stop very quickly after leaping onto the concrete porch, and would often crash into the bottom panel of the screen door, making a loud noise. He would wait for me outside because he wasn’t allowed in the house much either.
Mike’s tail had been cut off, but he still wagged his 2-inch stub as he eagerly awaited his supper. When I brought his food bowl back outside, Mike would jump up and try to get the bowl out of my hands. He’d follow me inside the kennel, and I’d close the gate behind me. Then, at five o’clock, we would have supper, Mom, Sherry and me. Don was never there doing the week. He left for work at 3:45 in the afternoon.
Mom taught Sherry and me to pray before supper, and we would take turns saying the prayer every night. I never understood why we didn’t pray when Don was home. It was comforting to know that God could hear our prayers, and I hoped that He would protect me from Don. Mom also taught us a bedtime prayer. I didn’t like to think about dying before I woke up, but I knew it would be okay if I went to heaven, because Don wouldn’t be there.
Mom gave us our baths during the week, but Don started giving mine on Saturdays. He always made the water so hot that my feet would turn red, and my ankles would itch and burn where the water line touched them. He always told me, ”It’s not hot” and “You’ll get used to it!” It usually took me several minutes to get all the way in the water. If I took too long, Don got mad and tried to push me in. The hardest part was sitting down in the steaming bathwater. I never did get used to being burned. He used a washcloth and scrubbed me hard. Then he’d wash my head with a round plastic turquoise brush, scrubbing so hard that afterward, I had to feel the top of my head to tell if my scalp was still there.
A couple of years later, we started going to a Methodist church that held services in the Multi-Purpose room at our school. I liked going to church because everyone was nice and pleasant and no one yelled. Every Sunday morning we would go to church, and every Sunday afternoon our lives would return to abnormal. Don didn’t go to church with us because he liked to stay up late drinking beer on Saturdays. He was usually in a bad mood when we got home, and that meant there was going to be lots of yelling, swearing, and probably some whacks of his belt for me. I never did figure out how not to make Don so mad, but I tried to be better, hoping that one day, he would like me. That day never came.
It was difficult for me to think of God as a good father, since my own father had abandoned us and Don did worse, so I imagined Him as a very old Grandfather who loved kids and never hurt them. If the family was not happy, it was my fault--Don even told me so. One time, when I was six, I got in trouble for using Don’s tools and not putting them back in the right place. Don got really mad and beat me with his belt. I didn’t cry, but couldn’t stop tears from rolling down my face because of the pain. When I showed Mom the welts on my back and legs, I was sure that she would get us out of there, but she looked at my back and acted as if nothing was wrong. I knew she didn’t love me, and wanted to run away, but I didn’t know where to go.
We went to church every Sunday, and after a while, Don even started to go, but nothing changed at home. Then, one day, years later, I met a some of Sherry’s friends who said that they were Christians. They read the Bible and quoted it often. One girl named Brenda, told me that I needed to be saved. I didn’t know exactly what she meant, but she told me to pray and ask God to forgive my sins and ask Jesus to come into my heart, and I did. Don never changed, but I did. After I prayed that prayer, I knew that God was real and that He loved me. Knowing that He would never leave me and that He had a purpose for me, made the rest of my childhood bearable. That was one thing that even Don could not take away from me.
God performed a miracle in my life that day, and He will do the same for anyone who will simply trust Him, believe in Him, and ask.
July 2, 2014
Don’t Be Fooled Again
One of my favorite rock and roll songs from the 1970s is, We won’t be fooled again, by the Who. It’s a very empowering song in that it makes a declaration that the writer, singer and perhaps, the listener, refuses to be victimized anymore. It’s a decision that many of us need to make in our own lives today.
Never again does any righteous man or woman need to be victimized by “political correctness” (PC) or condemned for failing to be “tolerant.” Ignorance has permitted the ungodly to silence too many righteous people with the verses, “Judge not lest ye be judged,” and “Let him who has no sin, cast the first stone.” Many who know no other passages of scripture, know one of these. Both of these are usually employed for the wrong reasons by taking them out of context, of course.
Even the ungodly realize that people who possess integrity--those whose beliefs and actions are integrated--own moral authority. Since the unrighteous lives of liberals and the wicked and their capricious opinions will never permit them to gain moral authority legitimately, they steal it or counterfeit it. They use political correctness as a primary weapon with which to bash the righteous, but PC is nothing more or less than the world’s self-righteousness. It says, “Yes, sin is wrong, but, (judgmentally) you are more wrong for saying so,” or “I know what the Bible says, but who are you to judge?” Here, the speaker is actually passing his own judgment, manufactured out of thin air. Contrary to the claims of the self-righteous, speaking the truth is never an act of judgment.
Pharisees were rampant in Jesus’ day and they hold a majority in America today. We know them as liberals. They pervert the word of God for their own purposes, one of which is to justify their own sinful behavior, or that of their friends and family members. Condemnation of righteousness or the righteous is always a clear sign that you are confronting someone who is bent on justifying evil.
The main weakness of self-righteous political correctness, is that it’s only effective against the ignorant. If the Bible says that homosexuality is “very grave sin,” which it does, and I, seeing that it is true, agree with God and the Bible, how am I being judgmental? God is the Judge, and judgment is His right. But the ungodly and the liberal, reserve their most malicious condemnation for the truly righteous--those who genuinely seek the righteousness of God.
Tragically, self-righteousness is at work in many of America’s mainline churches. Why? Ignorance of scripture. Many churches are now seeking their own righteousness or the righteousness of the world, instead of God’s righteousness. Because they desire the approval of a corrupt secular society, churches involve themselves in efforts to feed the hungry without providing the food of the gospel. Some promote same-sex marriage claiming they seek equity for everyone. Some chase after environmental extremism or “social justice.” (One should always be suspicious of those who place descriptors ahead of justice).
Some churches condemn Israel’s efforts to protect its people from terrorism, by resettling lands that have been theirs for 3000 years. Churches do this in an effort to gain the favor of a corrupt world, siding with Palestinian terrorists. It must be remembered that the “Palestinians,” unlike Israel, are not a people and have never been a people or a nation.
Foolishly, mainline churches believe that in taking up these political causes, they will achieve peace with the world. But scripture says that friendship with the world is enmity toward God. One can either please God and offend the world, or offend God and please the world. I choose to offend the world whenever possible.
What is known today as “tolerance” is nothing more than counterfeit kindness. Some may even confuse tolerance with “love,” but it’s a hoax. Its proponents are tolerant only of wickedness. They are viciously intolerant of the righteous, and judge them brutally with all the fervor of the most devoted religious zealot.
It’s ironic and baffling that those who are so close to obtaining genuine moral authority, would settle for fraudulent self-righteousness. Matthew 7:1 is not the only scripture dealing with judgment. Jesus also tells us, “Judge not according to appearances, but judge with a righteous judgment.” Christ also says, “For judgment I have come into this world…” so clearly, never judge, is a bogus mandate.
It’s becoming more important than ever before, for people to be able to “rightly divide the word of truth,” especially, the truth about judgment. In the Beatitudes, Jesus tells us, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness for they will be filled.” If that’s you, decide today, that you won’t be silenced by self-righteous liberals or the ungodly Pharisees of the 21st century. Then you can sing the song with a new passion declaring, “We won’t be fooled again!”
June 21, 2014
The Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (PCUSA) is now dead. After a long, tedious struggle to remain faithful to the scriptures, the leadership of the PCUSA denomination (the liberal branch of Presbyterian churches) has thrown in the towel and surrendered to the loud and obnoxious voices of militant lesbians and mud-men. A PCUSA church near you will soon be conducting same-sex “marriages.” Yes, the action still must be approved by a number of local presbyteries, but that is merely a formality. The moral high-ground has been forfeited.
How did this happen? It occurred as church-deaths always do, with a membership that is ignorant of the scriptures. Bring in some spiritually-dead non-Christians heretics. Add a few New Age ideologies that sound “Christianese,” like ending discrimination and embracing the future, sprinkle with the words: love, community, and equality, and shake until blended. There you have it. A deadly cocktail of pharisaic poison. Each ingredient by itself is inert, but together, they create a deadly toxin to dignity, honor, faithfulness and righteousness.
The proponents of same-sex marriage within the PCUSA will say that the Bible is rife with marriage failures, and that is true. Whenever people have taken it upon themselves to “help” God, as did Sarah, or help themselves, as David and Bathsheba did, things often go horribly wrong. But then they leap to an inane nonsequitur---that the solution is to add more wrong to cure the first wrongs. The obvious moral is not to throw out the idea of marriage as God created it, or to pervert it as others have, but to recognize that God’s way is always best for us, and hold fast to it.
Pro-homosexual mouthpieces eventually get around to saying that the only “loving” course of action is to give in to the deviants. Not so. As knows anyone who has raised children, sometimes the only loving answer is “no.” This is one such case. We expect that adults are wise enough to know that it’s always a bad idea to cave-in to the demands of rebellious children. Unfortunately, adult behavior is rare in this nation of adult-children, in which everyone from the president down to the unskilled laborer is fixated on getting his wants and desires fulfilled at the expense of everyone else.
In real numbers, the defection of the PCUSA doesn’t make much of an impact on Christendom. Its membership is at an all-time low with only about 1.8 million members. But the real impact will be felt when other denominations like the United Methodist Church, the Catholic Church, and the Southern Baptist Church are pressured into defiling themselves, as well.
PCUSA members have ignorantly rejected Paul’s admonishing question, “What fellowship has light with darkness?” Homosexuality is “very grave sin.” That’s what God calls it, and that’s what it is. For Presbyterians to think that God will applaud them or anyone else who shakes his fist at Him by embracing same-sex marriage, is utter lunacy. This latest action by PCUSA leaders is simply the last nail in its coffin. The death has been a long time coming, and it began when leaders misappropriated for themselves, the authority to supplant the truth of God’s word with the policies of sinful and unredeemed men.
Contrary to the hopes and promises of proponents of same-sex marriage, PCUSA will not expand as a result of this movement, nor should it. (As if church expansion is a compelling reason for faithlessness). On the contrary, its demise is locked-in. PCUSA churches will die the slow death of attrition, only to be cast into the scrap-heap of irrelevance. Their recent boycott of US companies whose products are used by Israel to protect themselves from Palestinian terrorists has had little if any, effect. They have forgotten history, and God’s promise to Abraham, “I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you.” The fact that the “Palestinians” are not a people and have never been the rightful possessors of any land, is lost on the anti-Semitic haters of Israel in PCUSA. Nevertheless, they zealously pursue their own destruction, all the while thinking that they are “punishing Israel” and doing something good.
The Presbyterian Church U.S.A. has committed suicide by refusing to honor God, by “giving what is holy to dogs,” by calling good, “evil” and calling evil, “good.” They are not intelligent enough to realize that tolerance of vice is no virtue. Do not mourn the death of this renegade church. It was inevitable, and it’s death is a purification of the universal Church, and that’s not a bad thing. Let’s just pray that PCUSA will serve as an object lesson in the consequences of disobedience for other churches in America that may be considering similar actions. The wise man learns without the aid of experience; the fool refuses to accept even the lessons of failure and ruin.
The Party of Evil
May 26, 2014 Once upon a time in America, both political parties could be trusted to do what was in the best interest of the country, or at least believed was best, but no more. That changed in 1968 when the Democrat party, trying to divest itself from the Viet Nam war--a war that was created and horribly mismanaged by them, fell in love with the peacenicks, hippies and anti-war demonstrators. The fact that their man, Lyndon Johnson, dragged the nation into that quagmire and then gave up on the goal of winning it, is no secret. He didn’t have the courage required for the job of president, or the intelligence, and routinely proved it.
LBJ was a well-known racist, but that fact is lost on American blacks. They remember the civil rights bill--a bill that would have been rammed down his throat by its author Republicans had he resisted it. But that they also forget. By far the worst act of LBJ’s political career occurred in the Senate, where he pushed a bill through Congress that allowed the IRS to silence outspoken pastors, priests, and Christian ministers across America. The bill became law in 1955. LBJ wanted the bill because pastors in his home state of Texas were telling people the kind of man he really was, and he despised them for it.
The audio tapes of Johnson discussing with southern Democrat leaders, many of whom were supporters or even leaders in the KKK, are now available, but few are interested in knowing the truth. Johnson told his cronies that the civil rights bill would benefit them by currying the favor of southern blacks, and Democrat politicians have been using them ever since. They make promises to give away the wealth of others for the price of betraying the nation. It could only be clearer if they promised 30 pieces of silver. Lives are never improved because accepting aid from the government always comes with a hidden cost of forfeiting one’s liberty.
Today, the Democrat party means 60 million Americans put to death since 1973. That’s ten times the number of Jews exterminated by the Nazis. The Democrat party is the party of the deviant, the immoral, the illegal, and the failing. It is not the protector of “the little guy.” Today, the Democrat party seeks to destroy marriage and families by corrupting them with “same-sex marriages,” which will lead to massive numbers of sexual child abuse cases. They belligerently uphold the sinister practice of abortion calling it a “right.” They seek to eliminate all public demonstrations of Christian faith and its requisite moral authority, even as they promote other religions, including atheism and Islam. It’s baffling that a segment of the American population that is as involved in the Christian faith as blacks are, would vote for those who oppose everything that they profess to believe.
It’s time to start telling the truth about American politics--there are no Christian Democrats. The Democrat party is as evil and sinister as any political organization has ever been, and anyone who claims to be a Christian, but then votes for Democrat politicians, is a liar and a hypocrite. These are the goats of whom the Lord Jesus Christ spoke in Matthew 25:41 and in Luke 16:13 saying, “No servant can serve two masters” and “You cannot serve God and money.“ Also, in the book of James, “You adulterers and adulteresses, don’t you know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God” (James 4:4).
He is no Christian who sells his soul for free health care, welfare payments, racial quotas or any other form of favoritism, rather, he is a fool who will pay with his life.
Now is the time for all true Christians to pick-up their swords and come to the battle. "For truth is fallen in the streets," as the prophet Isaiah said, and only we, who know and love the truth can save it.
Truth is fallen in the street outside the abortion clinic where a seemingly-concerned nurse coaxes a young pregnant girl through the door. Minutes later, she will exit through that same door, without her baby and missing a piece of her soul.
Truth is fallen in the street outside the public schools where grade-school children are being taught that homosexuality is just a matter of "orientation" and high school kids are encouraged to put on a condom instead of personal responsibility.
Truth is fallen in the street outside the porn shops and liquor stores and movie theaters where each person is sold a ticket or a bottle to escape the insanity of an empty life for a few hours.
Truth is fallen in the streets of Washington DC, where the president is a fraud, and members of Congress steal your tax dollars and mine to keep themselves in office and to enrich themselves leaving us and our grand-kids to struggle under a mountain of debt.
You know that it’s true, but what are you going to do? Keep your head buried in the sands of work, television and raising your kids? What (or whom) are you raising them for? To become slaves of an insatiable government like you?
Truth is fallen in the street. Will you pick it up, or will you let it lie?
The Divided Methodist Church April 7, 2014
Right now, the United Methodist Church is engaged in the struggle of its life over the ordination of homosexuals and same-sex unions. It remains the last mainline Protestant denomination that has not yet surrendered to the demands of militant homosexual and lesbian activists. How this conflict is resolved will affect every Bible-believing church in America, because if the UMC falls, any church that refuses to adopt a policy accepting of homosexuals as clergy or refuses to sanction same-sex unions, will be marginalized as a church of hate.
Despite the fact that these secular activist groups have no right whatsoever, to tell the church how it must approach the world, and that the church has no obligation to entertain such heresy, in an effort to appear “open-minded,” the United Methodist Church is listening to them. That’s their first mistake.
For decades now, the United Methodist Church has focused it’s approach on “love” while purposefully avoiding any mention of truth. But compassion to the exclusion of truth is not love; it is indifference. Mistake number 2.
This controversy in the UMC is largely one that the church has created, or, at least, perpetuated. As every parent knows, failure to firmly state that “no means no,” leaves the impression that “yes” is possible. In Matthew 5:37, we are told, “But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No.’ Anything more than these is from the evil one.” Why? Because a “No, but” is both a “No” and a “Yes,” and the hearer chooses which one he will take away. When it comes to a personal apology, each of us knows that the tiny word, but often ruins it by contradicting all that came before. It’s a poison pill to church policy as well.
For many years, the UMC’s official stated position on homosexuality has been a “No” and a “Yes.” The UMC has stated that “homosexuality is inconsistent with Christian teaching,“ (an unambiguous fact) but then, the policy statement has gone on to say that the church believes that homosexuals are of sacred worth, and that the church “opposes discrimination in regard to employment.” This shades-of-gray statement is intended to be somewhat ambiguous. This is mistake number 3.
According to the Book of Discipline, the UMC’s rule book, it’s a violation of church law for a pastor or bishop to conduct same-sex unions, but some have chosen to blatantly defy the policy and even to speak out publicly against it as “hurtful.” They have it exactly backwards. It is sin itself that is hurtful and harmful, not the truth about it. The Judicial Council, the church agency that has jurisdiction over matters of law and discipline, refuses to impose or uphold the prescribed penalties for defiance of the Discipline¾loss of credentials and expulsion from the church. That’s mistake number 4.
In New York, a bishop adopted a petition that commended “those who have taken a stand for justice,” by conducting same-sex ceremonies, in some cases, by violating church law. The Judicial Council saw nothing wrong with this and imposed no sanction. In a California case, bishops and clergy were urged to “act as if The Book of Discipline does not exist.” The Judicial Council upheld this decision, because “it is an aspiration, and does not violate church law.” One must wonder whose interest the Judicial Council is representing.
Failing to uphold any law or policy has the effect of repudiating it. Lacking from the Judicial Council’s recent decisions, which are propped-up by self-serving and contradictory legalese, is any reference to scripture. Should not scripture be the church’s guide in all things? Methodism’s founder, John Wesley certainly thought so. He claimed to be a “man of one book,” that being the Bible. The embarrassing decisions of the Council regarding those who perform same-sex ceremonies or publicly bash church policy, read more like the most egregious and unjust rulings of a capricious federal court than those of a church’s judicial body. We fool ourselves when we confuse moral cowardice with progressive thinking. There is nothing remotely “progressive” in advocating a 2000-year moral freefall.
It must be remembered that the church is Christ’s, and it exists because of the membership, NOT the leadership, and if the cases in New York and the western districts are any indication of the rulings to come, perhaps the Judicial Council should be dismissed or its members replaced entirely with laypeople who are knowledgeable about, and who trust, the Bible. After all, one might require an advanced degree to convincingly explain how the promotion of “very grave sin” is actually love, and how faithfulness to the Word of God is really hate, but one needs nothing more than the scriptures to know the truth. Paul tells us that the flesh wars with the spirit; and the spirit with the flesh¾and that the flesh must be crucified, not coddled.
Some have invited this war into the church, and while the issue is clearly settled in scripture, we don’t seem to want to accept God’s answer because it doesn‘t allow any wiggle-room. God’s purpose in condemning homosexuality is clear. Since man is God’s most valued creation, and homosexuality is the profane abuse of that creation, it’s condemned, as are all who practice it.
We have in our possession, the wisdom of the ages, yet the Judicial Council clings to secular legalism and double-speak to justify its unrighteous rulings. This is not because they do not know the truth, it’s because they choose not to uphold it. The Pharisees of Jesus’ day have nothing on these hypocrites.
One rare bit of wisdom from the 1960s says, “There is none so blind as he who will not see.” What benefit is having an “open mind,” if one knows not what to close it on? It’s time to shut-down the debates over same-sex relationships and the ordination of homosexuals within the church. The right answer is clear, and we have wasted far too many resources arguing with God and debating the truth.
The same-sex advocates claim that current UMC policy is not “welcoming enough” of homosexuals and lesbians. Shall we now adopt policies to attract drug-dealers and thugs? Surely they are not beyond God’s grace. How about scammers and thieves? Are they welcomed enough in churches? Homosexuality is the only sin for which repentance is not only not demanded, it is not even encouraged.
The UMC will have to consider quickly, why it exists in the first place. Is it to embrace the most perverse practices of the world, or is it uphold God’s timeless and infallible standards of righteousness and truth? While striving for social justice, empowering women, and feeding the hungry might be worthwhile pursuits, they are not the mandated tasks of the church. The Great Commission is our mandate¾to make disciples and witness of the gospel of Christ to a fallen wicked world. Disciples of Christ are not made by battling against the Word of God. They are made by exalting it and proclaiming the Good News that through Christ, sin and death can be defeated.
Unfortunately, there are two types of people in the clergy of the United Methodist Church today. There are those who believe that scripture is the final authority on human behavior, and allow scripture to inform their political views, and there are those who adapt their view of scripture to fit their misguided political ideology.
Ordaining a practicing homosexual is the equivalent of spitting in God’s eye. Why would anyone expect that a pastor who is drags God’s name through the sewer in this way, can bring anyone closer to God when he himself, is God‘s enemy? Scripture tells us that “Love of the world is enmity toward God,” James 4:4. We are not to be “conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewing of our minds,” Romans 12:2. And we are commanded to “be perfect, as our Father in heaven is perfect,” Matthew 5:48.
It would be difficult to conceive of an act more maliciously evil, than to knowingly withhold aid to someone who will certainly die without it. That is the one who knows God’s judgment of homosexuality, and callously remain silent. That is real hatred, and it is being practiced by those who profess to be operating out of “love.”
There is a simple solution to this schism. Repeal the current statement about homosexuality, and replace it with the Word of God. For example, “While homosexuality is a grave sin that God condemns, God’s grace is sufficient to deliver people from it.” If a policy is written by man, it’s man’s responsibility to define, explain, and defend that policy. If the statement is God’s Word, He will defend it.
Many of us want to believe that no one is beyond the grace of God, but that’s wrong. Those are beyond the grace of God who believe that they have no need of it. If the church surrenders to the destructive demands of belligerent homosexual advocates, the Methodist Church will make itself irrelevant, and any other social improvement efforts that it may espouse will be for naught. It’s time for all churches to stop dancing with the devil over this issue, or at least, to stop allowing him to lead.
To Black Churches
I have watched your television programs, and seen the committed followers in your churches, taking copious notes at every sermon. For this I applaud them and you. But how is it, that these same dedicated churchmen and women, then go out on the first Tuesday in November and vote for people who are wholly unfit for public office, who despise their God, ridicule their religion, contemptuously advance the American Holocaust of the unborn, and think that they have some measure of character, righteousness, integrity, or Christian faith? NONSENSE!
In every election campaign, Democrat candidates promise to give the minority population, money that they did not earn, food they did not produce, benefits to which they are not entitled, and they steal from the majority to pay for it! When will you help them to break the bonds of their addiction to heroin of handouts?
God has not given you freedom so that you can be shackled to heathen politicians who tell you lies--that you cannot succeed without their newest plan of public theft--that you cannot compete unless you permit them to tilt the ground to your favor--that you can never be happy unless they help you to “get over” on someone else.
Why is it that a couple can come here to the USA from Korea, India, Lebanon, or Brazil, and in a single generation, their families are college graduates, often, without the ability to speak English, and after ten generations, yours cannot graduate from high school? Are they smarter than you? More shrewd than you? From better stock than you? NO!
But this they have that you do not. They do not expect anyone to help them, and instead, they help themselves. They do not wait around for the right politician to get elected who will change their situations, they do it. And so can you.
Stop allowing yourselves to used by those who despise you. LBJ did not liberate you, he enslaved you, and you still haven’t figured out that he was a racist of the third order. The keys to your bondage are in your own hands. Release yourselves, go and prosper, but you must leave politics of slavery behind, before you can claim real freedom for yourselves and your families.
Everyone has one, but few people will tell you up front what their worldview consists of. Liberalism, has done massive damage to the security, the economy, and the liberty of the American people. Conservatism makes sense, protects freedom, and defends the people. I know, they prefer to call themselves "progressive" but that is a lie--there is nothing progressive in a two-thousand-year moral free-fall. Liberalism makes no sense, protects only the liberty of a select few, and always fails. The liberal mind is not a sound mind--one in which reason is used.
Taken from USS Virginia (CGN-38) in 1986
Democrat Governors of Virginia
November 1, 2013
It’s election season again. It’s always clear, because Democrats predictably begin by bashing their Republican opponents. This year, another carpet-bagger wants to be Virginia’s governor. Former “political advisor” and fund-raiser (professional prevaricator and hatchet-man) for Bill Clinton, Terry McAuliffe is running on the Democrat side. McAuliffe has never held public office, and has lived in Virginia for only 20 years, but is arrogant enough to think that he knows the Old Dominion well enough to be its chief executive. Arrogance comes with the territory of seeking political office, but it becomes offensive when a candidate’s policies are as wild and flawed as McAuliffe’s.
Let us recall some of the notable acts of recent Democrat Governors. In one of his first speeches after taking office, Mark Warner bemoaned the fact that he could not simply fire members of the General Assembly who opposed his policies. Several years ago, then-Governor, Mark Warner ordered State Police Officers and civilian employees to sign the contract with Motorola that gave the Commonwealth the State Agency Radio System (STARS). This was done for a photo-op. The signing was premature, and to this day, the STARS system does not meet the coverage criteria that Motorola promised, and State Police officers can find themselves all alone in many areas of Virginia. Then, there is VITA, the Virginia Information Network Agency. As a cost savings plan, it may have been a good idea, but the consolidation of IT personnel lacked follow-through. Now, whenever an agency needs support from VITA, their budgets are charged cost plus 10%. It’s amazing how this can provide savings to taxpayers.
During the Kaine administration, the Minnesota-born Senator and former-Governor, part of the maintenance of Interstate 81 was contracted to a private firm in order to cut costs by cutting more VDOT employees. Now, we have illegal aliens working on Interstate 81. DBi Services, which is based in Pennsylvania, has illegals installing fences near I-81, mowing the grass, and making repairs. We have a right to demand that the government that writes our laws, also enforces them. This should be self-evident, but it isn’t. And who can forget that monumental waste of taxpayer funds--public preschool ostensibly for the benefit of early childhood development. Since a child’s moral views are formed by age six, one must wonder if universal pre-K has anything at all to do with academic development.
When Bob MacDonnell was elected Governor, he asked state employees to make sacrifices, telling them that the lean days were only temporary. He kept them informed throughout his term of how the job was going, and he got the Commonwealth out of the financial hole that Tim Kaine left us with.
In one of his early campaign ads, McAuliffe tries to claim credit for bi-partisanship by “reaching out” to Democrats in the Senate in order to pass the transportation bill. Reach out? That’s no reach--he’s a Democrat, too.
Columnist Larry O’Connor says, “There are cynical politicians, there are shameless political animals, and then there’s Terry McAuliffe.” McAuliffe attempted to portray Ken Cuccinelli as “anti-gay” because he asked the US Supreme Court not to strike down sodomy laws so that the laws could be used to prosecute predators like 47-year-old William Scott MacDonald. MacDonald was charged only with a misdemeanor for coaxing a teenage minor to have sex with him.
Now he’s bashing Republican opponent and Attorney-General, Ken Cuccinelli for “secretly giving information” to Consol Energy. But as Attorney General, Cuccinelli is required to share some information with the company, which is involved in a court battle with a number of landowners in southwest over what they claim are rights to natural gas deposits under their property. Consol Energy has put millions of dollars in an escrow account from which it may pay the landowners if they win their case in court. Cuccinelli has very little to do with the case, and nothing he has done will affect the outcome. Conversely, Terry McAuliffe is under federal investigation for virtually selling US visas to Chinese investors in his electric car company. There is no question which of these has merit. He lied about moving the plant to the United States, and lied about Virginia not bidding on the contract.
Terry McAuliffe claims that there is something improper in the Cuccinelli campaign because the AG accepted a $100,000 donation from Consol Energy, yet that’s a subject he’s be well-advised to avoid, since 80% of his campaign funding comes from sources outside Virginia. Based on his close ties to the Clintons, one must wonder how many Chinese nationals are on his list of contributors.
Perhaps Terry McAuliffe has spent so much time with Bill and Hillary Clinton that he no longer knows what the truth is, but we do. Ken Cuccinelli will lead the Commonwealth in a steady, right and true path. If that’s not what Virginians want--those who want more nonsense like, “It depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is” they should vote for McAuliffe.
Stop Being Stupid
August 20, 2013 In present-day America, we have more information available to us than at any time in the history of the world. While most Americans consider themselves pretty smart, knowledgeable, learned, and wise, nothing could be further from the truth. We have often heard the saying, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing,“ and it’s true. All that many of us have is a little knowledge or none. Our network newscasters lie to us daily, and call what they do, “shaping the news,“ but it’s just a lie by another name. Our president has a political advisor, who should really be called, a professional prevaricator, because his job is to “spin the truth,” or, in plain words, lie in order to make his employer and his policies look good or, at least, blameless.
Few things in this world are more tragic or pathetic than adults who lack wisdom, and the United States is full of them. Knowledge without wisdom can lead to theft, adultery, and mass murder. Since wisdom is the ability to make good use of knowledge or information, our population today, is acutely unwise. In too many instances, we ignore or even deny what we know to be true. That is simply stupid. Many people will choose to be offended by this word, but most of them will also choose to be offended by any unambiguous statement.
The primary source of most of our cultural, economic, and political problems is not ignorance. We know what is right, and intentionally do the opposite. It is stupidity. For example, we know that life begins at conception, but we continue to tolerate abortion--that cruel and gruesome method of killing that has taken the lives of 50 million people in America--all of them innocent. We know that homosexuality is a sick and aberrant behavior, but we pretend that it is simply a lifestyle choice, an “orientation.” Countless studies prove that homosexuals prey upon children at a rate that is much higher than that of heterosexuals, but we convince ourselves that this truth is not. Some will even go so far as to say that homosexuals make “better parents,” but this is only true if one believes that sexual assault is an act of kindness. Putting a child in a house with a homosexual is like putting a Lion in a cage with a lamb. We know that evolution never happened, but we pretend that it is scientific and, as a result, we teach this lie to our children, or permit public schools to do it for us.
After the killing of Matthew Sheppard, the homosexual community demanded that the government pass a bill to track violence against them. The FBI now compiles data on violence against homosexuals, and the majority of the offenders are, yes, homosexuals. (You won’t hear this fact on the nightly network news, nor will you hear any stories about homosexual men sexually assaulting or raping young boys, but it happens more often than you know.)
Stupidity coupled with arrogance is simply hideous. Examples are all around us. Gay pride, pro-abortion demonstrations, universal health care, and gun control, are but a few. We know that gun control laws do nothing to curb gun violence, but we pretend that more gun laws will make us safer--that enacting more laws is a meaningful step toward addressing the problem. Although we know that Barrack Obama is not a legal citizen, is a racist, and cheated his Illinois constituents by attending only 120 days of his 6-year Senate term, people voted for him as if the truth was otherwise.
Although we have laws against people hiring illegal aliens, the laws are not enforced. As a result the United States has approximately 12 million illegal aliens running loose at any given time. Many of these come here to escape arrest for crimes they committed in their countries of origin. But the flood of illegals continues because some folks would rather turn a blind eye if it means they can save a few hundred dollars off the cost of their new house, and because the current administration has decided not to deport or even arrest those who are found. That’s a most amazing hypocrisy--we have a president who swore an oath to enforce the laws of the United States, but he blatantly acts with hubris to aid in the commission of crimes he doesn’t like--and the country re-elects him.
I often wonder, “Where are the adults in America today?” Is everyone so preoccupied with their petty little lives that they cannot be troubled to learn how corrupt the United States has become or do anything to stop it? Or have we all become corrupt ourselves? One of them must be so. How much more of this do we think God will tolerate?
We have no justice in America because prosecutors would rather make a plea deal than try a case. They do this ostensibly to save money for the taxpayers, but one must wonder if the real reason is simply because it’s easier for them. Even when a criminal is convicted of premeditated murder (which usually requires multiple deaths) in most states he is sentenced to life. A man puts an innocent person to death, and we award him life. Many states provide the death penalty for murder, but only Texas and Virginia actually execute them. Once a victim is dead, he or she in essentially forgotten. I don’t know who originally said, “We kill our babies and baby our killers,” but it’s very true today. In this insane culture, we have no right to be surprised when someone takes a gun to a school or a shopping mall, and begins randomly killing people.
Our economy is on the verge of collapse, and our national debt is at a historic high, and rising. We have raised generations of people who are incapable of thinking for themselves, are ignorant of their nation’s history, do not know right from wrong. They have a deeply-rooted sense of entitlement. It does not look for America’s future. I would advise no one to invest in U.S. Savings bonds or Treasury notes. They may soon be worthless.
A Word About Generalities
Generalities are statements that are generally true. They are not made false by one of two exceptions--they are true more often than not--how much more depends. They may be true 60% of the time or 99.9% of the time, but they are generally true.
Contrary to the opinions of some, statements of fact or generalities are not hate. I must point this out, because many of my ideological adversaries will claim that any statement they do not like to acknowledge is about hate. So if this is you, please "keep an open mind," and think before you attack and bash that which is true. Offensiveness will not silence the truth, but it will reveal the originator for the petty, insolent and ignorant fool that he or she truly is.
In America, each and every day we are being systematically lied to by our government, by our public schools, by network television news anchors, and often, even by ourselves. The first step to finding the Truth is to admit that there is such a thing. Truth is the constant, reliable fact or process that does not change with time or circumstance.
What is Truth?
People have been asking this question for thousands of years. Pilate asked it of Jesus, who told him, "I am the Truth," and He is. But for most of the articles here, truth is simply what is right, real, correct, reliable, verifiable, and trustworthy.
Some foolish people clamor for "freedom from religion." Really? Does anyone really want less righteousness and less truth?
The ungodly despise the notion of truth because to accept it means that there is an unchanging standard of human behavior that they cannot modify as they wish. It makes their practice of deluding themselves and others much more difficult.
Obama is a Fraud and here's how I know.
Remember back in the spring of 2008, just after America learned, after repeated denials from Obama’s campaign, that he was friends with the 1970s terrorist and Chicago professor, Bill Ayers? Weeks later, America learned that Jeremiah Wright--that malevolent racist whose hate-filled rants were broadcast on television--was indeed Barrack Obama’s pastor, and not merely a casual acquaintance, as he originally claimed. Immediately after Obama was proved to have lied about his involvement with both of these unscrupulous Jacobins, some began to question the place of his birth.
As he had before, Obama tried to ignore the questions, but too many people demanded proof. The next thing we heard, at the end of the summer, was that Obama’s grandmother was sick and dying of cancer in Hawaii. We waited for the announcement that he was headed off to Hawaii, but he didn’t leave right away, he didn’t leave the next day, no it was four days before Obama actually left to see this Grandma he called, “Toot.” But then, he didn’t go straight to the hospital to visit his poor grandmother. No, he went directly into a secret meeting with Hawaii’s governor for four hours!
After this sequestered conference, neither would talk, but I’m convinced that this was where the deal was made--the deal in which Obama’s original birth certificate was destroyed and replaced with the phony copy that he has since released. The left-wing media networks had nothing to say about any of this.
That’s right. The leftist media--those so-called “journalists” who combed through every fiber of Sarah Palin’s life, and found nothing, had nothing to say about those intriguing four hours in Hawaii.
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