Roundup

Top Black entrepreneur analyzes gay activism — Excellent analysis and insights.  For the 10th time, skin color is morally neutral.  Sexual behavior is not.  Sexual preferences should not confer Civil Rights status.  Don’t let the homosexual agenda fool you.  It is doing away with free speech rights while advancing its “Civil Rights for sexual preferences” campaign.

God’s Plan for the Gay Agenda by John MacArthur — Yep.

Sweden rules ‘gender-based’ abortion legal — Virtually all gender selection abortions destroy unborn females, yet abortion is still considered a women’s rights issue.  Seems to me that having the “right” to destroy your unborn child is a pretty lousy demonstration of the worth of women.  Seems like something men made up to avoid responsibility for their actions.

Killing females for being female is the ultimate misogyny, and the Left supports it.

Intel hit with record $1.45 billion antitrust fine — Yea!  I always hated dealing with them when I was at Compaq / HP.  Every time I left a meeting I thought to myself, “There’s a reason monopolies are illegal.”  They used all sorts of trickery, even against their own customers. 

Some good questions to ask Muslims

Ann Coulter had a nice summary on the Carrie Prejean topic:

Christians aren’t people who believe they are without sin; they’re people who know they’re sinners and are awestruck by God’s grace in sending his only Son to take the punishment they deserve.

This is in contradistinction to liberals, all of whom believe they’re on a fast track to heaven on the basis of being “basically good” people — and also believe that anyone who disagrees with that theological view is evil.

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  1. some people don’t like Ann Coulter but I got to say that everytime I hear her speak, I have yet to disagree with her (granted I’ve only heard her speak a few times and I’ve read a few of her articles) but if she were that bad – I think she would’ve slipped by now.

    I remember one occasion when someone asked her what we should do about the middle east (or some country there). she said: convert them to Christianity. There. finally someone said it.

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  2. Neil, My Liberal blogger buddy ER, and I had a short discussion on what God says about homosexuality, and I must confess, I had never before heard the spin he put on Leviticus 18:22. I am impressed with his unique, but wrong headed perspective.

    ER, believe it or not, insists that God was talking to heterosexuals only when He admonished us “not to lay with man as you do with a woman”. He said That instruction didn’t apply to homosexuals. Thus, he reasons, it is wrong for a heterosexual to lay with a man as with a woman. Apparently it is just as wrong for homosexuals to lay with a woman as they would with a man. But, what’s really most astounding is ER’s insistence that he is a follower of Jesus.

    On Ann Coulter’s article, I find myself disagreeing, in part, with her, perhaps for the first time ever.

    While it is indeed noble and courageous for Ms Prejean to stand up for Christian moral values, her witness is tainted by the publishing of those semi-nude pictures. Those photos hardly give her Christian moral values credibility.

    I think her opinion on gay marriage is admirable, but to defend her on that while ignoring her own immorality is duplicitous, and frankly a bit abhorrent.

    Christians must be consistent. As a Christian, either all your values are moral or they aren’t. One cannot be selective about which of God’s admonishments are binding and which can be ignored. This is the problem I have with moral relativists. According to the relativists, what’s right for you may not be right for someone else, depending on their personal morals.

    No, I’m afraid the truth of God’s word is not contingent on whether we like it or not.

    I agree wholeheartedly with Ms Prejean’s statement on gay marriage (except for the “It’s great we have the choice to marry same sex partners” thing), but after the initial flare up, she should have just kept quiet and returned to relative obscurity from whence she came. It would have caused much less damage to Christianity. We as Christians don’t need anymore accusations of hypocrisy from the non-believers than we already have to endure.

    She can’t go back in time and refuse to pose for those pictures. The next best thing for her to have done was to shut up.

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    1. Hi Mark,

      I agree that Prejean has some fine tuning to do on her worldview, to put it
      mildly. The pro-family groups were wrong to immediately latch onto her as a
      spokesperson. My main issue with that whole thing is the gay agenda people
      like Perez Hilton are so out of control.

      Re. ER and Leviticus 18, that isn’t surprising that he’d rationalize away
      such a clear teaching, but usually the false teachers try that bit on Romans
      1. Their argument fails on many levels, the main one being that the
      original language is quite clear that the homosexuals abandon their natural
      function, not their natural desires.

      And even if it was related to their desires, the passage would be
      meaningless! Anyone could just say that whatever they did was their natural
      desires, right? The gays would say their desires were to have sex with
      other men, so the passage doesn’t apply to them. Those who had sex with
      both sexes would just say their “natural” desire was to be bi-sexual.

      And of course we could rationalize away all verses about sins using his
      logic pattern. After all, if I’m naturally greedy then passages about greed
      must not apply to me, eh?

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  3. Edgar, what she actually said was:

    “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren’t punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That’s war. And this is war.”

    She got away with it because this was two days after 9/11, and the article was written about someone she knew who had died on one of the hijacked planes.

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  4. Racing Boo,

    Thanks for the edit there.. I actually didn’t see her full clip. I caught a clip of a clip that simply said: ‘lets convert them to christianity”

    I guess the tv editors left out the best part: method of conversion…

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  5. While it is indeed noble and courageous for Ms Prejean to stand up for Christian moral values, her witness is tainted by the publishing of those semi-nude pictures. Those photos hardly give her Christian moral values credibility.

    Full disclosure: there are pictures of me dancing on tables in college. So take this all with a grain of salt. We all do dumb things when we are kids. As Ann Coulter is so fond of pointing out, however, that we did something dumb doesn’t make it okay; it means that we can own up to it, note that we are human and fallible, and encourage other people to not make the same mistake.

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  6. About Ann Coulter, she sometimes makes very good points, but I think that Rush Limbaugh, for instance, is better at having a point behind seemingly offensive statements. He illustrates absurdity by being absurd, but I think Coulter sometimes is offensive just to get noticed.

    According to NRO at least, Ann Coulter’s professional relationship with National Review ended, shortly after 9/11, because she “behaved with a total lack of professionalism, friendship, and loyalty.” She wrote a column that NRO would not publish, and she refused to talk to the editors, choosing instead to bad-mouth National Review to the likes of Bill Maher.

    “What’s Ann’s take on all this? Well, she told the Washington Post yesterday that she loves it, because she’s gotten lots of great publicity. That pretty much sums Ann up.”

    I’m reminded, actually, of Christopher Buckley’s treatment of National Review after endorsing Obama. He originally claimed to have been fired, but the editors insist that he had offered a “sincere offer” to resign.

    In both cases, I believe the individual writer took dishonest potshots at the flagship of American conservatism, for their own personal benefit.

    Christopher Buckly is a person whose political opinion has never really mattered on the right, and whose endorsement of Obama (for, oh, his temperment), an endorsement even he now apparently sees as misguided, generated headlines for the exact same reason that useful idiocy from Ron Reagan did twenty years ago.

    Certainly — most certainly — Ann Coulter more reliably argues for mainstream conservative principles than Christopher Buckley.

    But I think Coulter’s primary concern is her own publicity, not the success of the movement, EVEN those ideas that she routinely champions, sometimes quite eloquently.

    I can do business with Hyman Roth, I can respect Hyman Roth, but I never trust Hyman Roth.

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  7. Neil, it looks like your comments are still stuck on the bottom of the page.

    Anyway, regarding that interesting interpretation of Leviticus, I wonder if anyone willing to take that route is willing to take it to its obvious conclusion — that the eighth commandment applies to everyone except thieves: theives are permitted to steal and it would be against their nature not to, but everyone else is forbidden to contradict their OWN nature not to steal.

    Ultimately, I appeal to Genesis 2, and to Christ’s own invocation of that passage, in Matthew 19.

    Christ explains why were made male and female: for marriage, an institution that is explicitly heterosexual, as a man (male) leaves his family to become one flesh with his wife (female).

    Gay men and women are still in that category of “male and female.” They’re a subset, not a separate group like true X or XXY hermaphrodites.

    Jesus didn’t explain why heterosexuals were made male and female, but why we were ALL made male and female: the principle applies to all of us.

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