All you need to know abut Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke

Via He’s in – Beto O’Rourke releases presidential campaign video:

O’Rourke is an anti-border wall Democrat. He voted against ICE and he voted against Kate’s Law. He voted against the Trump tax cuts. He supports single-payer health care and voted against restrictions on late-term abortion. He voted against sanctioning Iran. He calls law enforcement “The New Jim Crow”. How does he sound to you so far?

While conservatives have obvious reasons to detest him and what he’d do to this country, even Leftists should despise his him.  This “man of the people” used his power to harm poor Hispanics so he could benefit his billionaire father-in-law.  And then there’s the drunk driving / fleeing the scene thing.  And the Hispanic-sounding nickname.  Voters were fooled into thinking Beto was Hispanic and Cruz wasn’t.

But if you just give him and his cronies unlimited power over your lives, they’ll fix non-existent problems such as how the world will end in 12 years if we don’t elect them!

The saddest part about this phony is that the simple facts are there for all to see, yet foolish people buy into his rhetoric.  I saw “Christian” Leftists boast about giving money to his Senate campaign even though they lived in another state.  He’s basically a white Obama.

Update: Wait, there’s more!  This is guy is so phony, but the media wants to sell this phony to you so they cover up so many obvious things.

  1. Mom was stepdaughter of President John F. Kennedy’s Secretary of the Navy.

  2. Mom was a business owner.

  3. Dad was a county commissioner, county judge, tight with the Texas Governor, and was Texas state chairman of two Presidential campaigns: Jesse Jackson 1984 and Jesse Jackson 1988. (Run, Jesse, Run!)

  4. Once Dad got to know Jesse Jackson and all his backers really well, Dad switched parties and became a Republican. Run, Pat, Run!

  5. After two years at a public high school in El Paso, “Beto” was moved to The Woodberry Forest School, a foo-foo, high-falutin’ private all-male boarding school in Virginia whose alumni include, oh, the brother of George W. and Jeb Bush, the actor Randolph Scott, a former National Security Advisor, a boatload of Congressmen, a bunch of powerhouse corporate CEOs, and a New York Times film critic.

  6. Then he went to my alma mater, Columbia University, where he co-captained the crew team. (More below on crew teams.)

  7. He graduated college in May 1995 and was arrested in May 1995 for burglary back in Texas. Was locked up. Seven months later the charges were dropped. Run, Beto, Run!

  8. Three years later the “Kennedyesque” Beto was arrested for driving while intoxicated, fortunately not on a bridge. He crashed into a truck so hard that the impact sent his car careening across the center median and into oncoming traffic — and he then tried racing to get away without being caught by the cops. Skate, Beto, Skate! Hit-and-Run, Beto, Hit-and-Run!

     

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Christianity: Still the worldview that treats women the best

And second place isn’t even close.

This is an outstanding summary of why Christianity is not just the only way to salvation, but also the best worldview for women. I wish that at all the secular and “Christian” Left feminists like Rachel Evans would read it and stop whining about the “patriarchy.” They would rather attack Christianity than acknowledge how badly other religions and secular cultures treat women.  They support porn, abortion, any LGBTQX perversion imaginable, rampant promiscuity, etc.  In short, they mock God 24×7.  (They are going to love living under Sharia law.)

Read 10 Reasons Why the Bible Regards Women Higher than All Other Systems for all the details.  I included the text for #3, as it is the most relevant, obvious and bizarre example for our culture.  Consider Robert Stacy McCain’s analysis of a sex columnist for Cosmopolitan magazine.  She’s a feminist extremist, of course, and  she’s considered an expert on sex and gets paid for dispensing advice.  Yet by her own admission she has Herpes, has to fake orgasms, doesn’t really enjoy sex, is self-loathing, depressed, etc.  Maybe someone will tell her the truth about Jesus and she can escape that secular/”Christian” Left madness.

 1. Women are created in God’s image, making them infinitely  valuable. 

  2. The Bible forbids the killing of women.

  3. The Bible forbids the sexual exploitation of women.

It’s obvious our culture has a hunger for exploiting women. The insatiable devouring of pornography is proof. Pornography does not only involve the exploitation of women, but it is largely that. The current statistics from the National Center of Sexual Exploitation on pornography are incredible:

  • 93% of boys and 62% of girls have seen pornography during adolescence
  • 64% of people ages 13-24 seek out pornography weekly or more often. One site reports that in 2016, people watched 4.6 billion hours of pornography on its site.
  • Analysis of the 50 most viewed pornographic videos found that 88% of scenes contained physical violence.

What is pornography conditioning boys, teenagers, and men to think about women? What is it setting them up for in their relationships with women? How is it preparing them for sacrificial, selfless, and loving marital relationships? How is it preparing them to parent productively and raise the next generation? What is it teaching them about the value of women?

This is a culture that largely exploits women. Doing so is totally forbidden in biblical Christianity, because the Bible regards women with great worth and sanctity (Matt. 5:28, 1 Cor. 6:18, 1 Tim. 5:2).

  4. The Bible forbids men from sexual interaction with a woman prior to marriage. 

  5. The Bible holds husbands to the highest ethic of love for their wives. 

  6. The Bible prohibits men from marrying more than one woman. 

  7. The Bible forbids husbands from “falling out of love” with their wives. 

  8. The Bible commands people to consider women as more important than themselves. 

  9. The Bible prohibits men from divorcing their wives.

  10. The Bible commands men to regard women with the highest moral purity. 

You could add to the list of reasons why the Bible regards women higher than any other ideology in history (e.g. a woman’s command to influence humanity at its earliest, formative years, etc.). Despite the protestations of culture, God’s word remains the standard for one’s view of women. History has not, and will not, present a system of higher regard for women than Scripture.

Exodus 21 and abortion

Pro-abortion “Christian” Leftists and other abortion advocates often refer to a passage in Exodus 21 to support their views.  Don’t let them get away with such terrible and deadly reasoning.

When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. (Exodus 21:22–25, ESV)

The short version is that the key word of the passage is, in rare circumstances, not translated well and says “miscarriage” instead of “children come out.”  They conclude that if it is “just” a miscarriage and the perpetrator only got a fine, then what’s the big deal about abortion?

It you study the original Hebrew it becomes very clear that Moses did not mean that if the child is killed that the penalty is less severe.  But the pro-aborts (rotten) cherry-pick a translation they can twist to justify murder to the child’s first breath.

But that is just one of many problems with their use of this passage.  Here is a full list:

1. They get the text wrong.  This is a pro-life passage, not a pro-legalized abortion passage.  If Moses wanted to say “miscarriage” he could have used a much more specific word for that.

2. They ignore or rationalize away other Biblical texts that they don’t like, such as Leviticus 18:22 (ESV – You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.)  So why do they find Exodus 21 so authoritative?

They ignore passages like Romans 1 where Paul explicitly declares homosexual behavior to be sinful because they think Paul didn’t know enough about biology and psychology (and they unwittingly tip their hand that they don’t believe any scripture is truly inspired by God).  But if Paul is so ignorant and scripture is un-inspired, why trust Moses to know key scientific facts?  They should dismiss the “miscarriage” term even if it had been in the original text because he didn’t have access to the scientific fact that a new human life begins at conception.

3. They don’t even agree with the other teachings of Exodus 21, such as verses 23-25.

But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

They are almost exclusively anti-capital punishment.  So why do they rationalize away the destruction of over a million innocent human beings per year in the U.S. based on a poor translation of a single word and then ignore the rest of the passage which is much more clear?

4. They ignore the endless pro-life passages in the Bible.

In summary, Christians (the uninformed kind) and “Christians” (the fake kind) who use Exodus 21 as support for abortion on demand fail on many levels.  If it weren’t for people like them Roe v Wade and the destruction that followed would not have happened.

More here:  The Misuse of Exodus 21:22-25 by Pro-Choice Advocates by John Piper.

How to ruin a movie

Take an interesting story about an actual person who displayed true bravery, add good acting and production values, then tack on a fictional account of a guy who abandons a loving, pregnant wife to do it with a tranny – and make the latter the hero of the story in the pivotal final scene.

That’s what they did with The People vs. Fritz Bauer.  The title character actually took bold risks to help bring Adolph Eichman to justice, but his actions were overshadowed by the manufactured pro-LGBTQX propaganda. Think of the countless premeditated acts that went into producing that movie.  From start to finish they planned to use important historical truths as a vehicle to peddle their God-mocking agenda.

If the perverts make such heroic characters, why do they have to fictionalize them?

Skip the movie.

(I didn’t watch it all, just bits and pieces.  I hate movies and TV, and this is another reason why. My wife was watching with headphones on via the Roku remote.  But I was curious about the accuracy of the plot line and discovered the truth with a little research.)

Pro-abort Rachel Held Evans uses (false) exceptions to make bad rules

As the saying goes, exceptions make bad rules.  But in the case of pro-abort “Christian” Racist Held Evans, she uses a false exception to make a horribly bad rule.

She plays  on the sympathies of those with children diagnosed in utero with health issues.  In her world, it is much better to kill the child right away because she might have serious health issues when born.  That ignores that doctors and diagnoses are sometimes wrong (I’ve personally met several people who are glad they didn’t heed the advice to kill their children). It also ignores that God doesn’t permit mercy killings (then again, since when did pro-LGBTQX Mrs. Evans care what Jesus said?).

But as bad as that is, faux-lifer Evans isn’t using that argument to make the case to ban all abortions except those. in her example  She uses it to justify all abortions at any time, and to have taxpayers pay for abortions for those who can’t afford to kill their children.  She piles evil upon evil.  When pro-aborts make deceptive claims like that, ask them exactly which abortions they want to make illegal.  Answer: None.

And to make it worse, she virtue signals in her pro-abort Tweet.  See, she is more righteous and caring than you because she would consider killing her child while you wouldn’t.

Source: Pro-LGBT Activist Who Thinks She’s A Christian Defends Abortion – Reformation Charlotte:

In an ultimate display of selfishness, Held Evans, a professing Christian (of course she isn’t a real Christian, but she has many Christian followers), asserts that she isn’t sure what she would do if she were told by a doctor that her unborn child may have a birth defect affecting the “quality” of the child’s life.

The problem here isn’t that Held Evans is concerned with the quality of the child’s life. Held Evans is concerned about the quality of her own life. She — and other abortion supporters just like her — see children not as a gift from God made in the image of God, but as a burden. Further, a child that may need special care and extra attention would, in Held Evans’ eyes, decrease her own “quality of life.”This is the sickness of the pro-choice movement. You can’t call yourself a Christian while holding to anti-Christ beliefs. The gospel calls us to lay our own lives down, pick up our cross, and follow Jesus. Held Evans and the many pro-choice (or undecided) people out there have failed to see the goodness of God and the gift of salvation in Christ. They are, regardless of their claims, unregenerate and need the forgiveness of Jesus Christ found only through repentance and faith.

Reflections on death and funerals and such

My 89 year old father passed away in December from congestive heart failure.  As deaths go, this was not a bad way to exit.  Of course he is deeply missed by family and friends – and especially by my mom, to whom he was married for 61 years.  But for a guy who grew up in “Grapes of Wrath” Oklahoma (i.e., on a farm in the dust bowl) and had a successful career and family, and who served people all the way until his last weeks, and who got to say goodbye to everyone and die fairly painlessly (only 1.5 days in hospice care), it could have been a lot worse.  Some random thoughts . . .

  • The hospice care from the nurses was amazing.  We really appreciated how they handled everything.
  • God’s sovereignty was on display in many big and small things.  I was able to change my flight and get out of town a day before the airports were shut down for weather issues.  I just happened to have a trip scheduled to help them get their house ready to sell (so they could move to a senior living place) so I showed up right after my dad had gone in the hospital.  I stayed more than a week longer than planned, but the trip was open-ended as I had already planned to drive home with a couple pieces of furniture my parents wanted us to have.  And so on. 
  • The funeral was awful.  They didn’t say anything false, so at least I didn’t have to do a rebuttal.  But they didn’t present the Gospel, they didn’t show the lyrics to a song that everyone was supposed to be singing, they forgot to read a Bible passage that my dad had requested, the message from the pastor was not well-prepared, etc.  But tons of people came and my mom was fine with it, so there’s that (I’m pretty sure she doesn’t read my blog, BTW).  It did prompt my wife and I to update our preferences for our funerals.  You should do the same. 
  • Dying generates a lot of paperwork.  Some things were very easy to deal with and others were quite the hassle.  To my dad’s great credit, he was very organized and had planned things well.  He had a password management software from which I was able to export all his logins and import it to Dashlane, the password manager I use.  That has saved me countless hours.  If you don’t have your things organized, you need to make plans to do it in the next month.
  • Having updated wills and Power of Attorney documents is hugely important.
  • We had to wait 4.5 hours at the Social Security office to transfer some responsibilities that my dad had over to me.  Only 20 minutes of that was spent with the SS employee.  They gave us no estimate of how long it would take.  But we should still let the government take responsibility for over 100% of our health care.  What could go wrong? 
  • Funerals are expensive. I thought it would be all about the casket, but they were actually low pressure on that and it was a small portion of the total cost.
  • There were many opportunities to witness throughout this process.  People were rightly cautious in what they said to us, but it was easy to put them at ease by pointing out that my mom, dad and I were all committed believers.  He was completely ready to go.  It led to several theological discussions. 
  • At the hospice . . .
    • Clergy: We serve all faith traditions.
    • Me: Thanks, but we’re all Jesus, all the time. 
  • It has been a blessing and an honor to get to spend so much time helping my mom with finances and such and just talking to her more.  Haven’t spent that much time with her since the 1970’s.
  • Closing out some accounts has been a huge hassle.  DirecTV was the worst.  At one point one of their employees insisted that I needed to come to a store with a death certificate to cancel my dad’s service.  Uh, are you saying your product is so awful that people often fake their own deaths to get out of contracts with you? 

We look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.