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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.



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 consistent. 

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 rare. 

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.

Perspective

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.

"Seek the motive--find the truth."

The emphasis of our site is on providing you with the courageously-honest truth.  This topic certainly should be of interest to you.

For example: There is no such thing as the science of evolution.  Science cannot yet prove the origins of man, but the evidence strongly suggest that man, and indeed, all vertebrates, were created all at once, NOT through tiny changes over millions of years.  They appear suddenly in the fossil record, mostly as they are today.

Tolerance of vice is no virtue.

The ungodly will always identify themselves if you listen long enough and carefully enough.

In America, we kill our babies and baby our killers.

God hates divorce, because it causes permanent damage to children that will take years to uncover, and more to correct.

Its astounding how quickly and viciously the professors of tolerance attack those who disagree with their pathetic little worldview. 

The folks who say, "Mean people suck," are the mean people.

America is in big trouble and the only cure is the Word of GOD.

Instead of fighting against the fact that Jesus Christ is the only way to GOD, people should grateful that there IS a way.

In the meantime you can reach me at tim@tpbuchanan.com, or by leaving a message on the Guest page.