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East Africa Journal: “Problems Facing Our Socialism” -By Barack Hussein Obama Sr. This explains a lot.  I read about this in Forbes today.  One of the President’s books is titled Dreams From My Father.  Barack is basically living out the socialist dreams of his alcoholic polygamist father that he barely knew.  The loyalty might be touching if he weren’t damaging the country fulfilling his father’s dream.

Foundry’s Civil Disobedience: Will There Be a Price To Pay?

Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC voted this week to allow same-gender marriages in its church building and to support its clergy members should they choose to perform same-gender marriage ceremonies in the future, whether at Foundry or somewhere else.

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Will this vote be largely symbolic, analogous  to a state or municipality voting to ignore federal law– or will Foundry be following through with the vote by performing actual same sex wedding ceremonies? I suspect the latter, and if that’s indeed the case, then all eyes will be on Bishop John R. Schol of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference to see whether he’ll hold Foundry accountable or look the other way.

The vote at the church was 367 to 8. Wow, what an amazingly thorough mockery of God’s word and natural law.

I hope we exercise some church discipline for once and kick them out. Let ‘em start a new denomination. These people can’t even get Genesis 2 right, let alone the rest of the Bible.

This isn’t complicated, folks. Even many pro-”same sex marriage” promoting “Christians” will concede the following (yes, some will say Christian just read the Bible incorrectly for 2,000 years, but many will concede that the Bible is clear but that it isn’t all the word of God and that Paul was a homophobe).

  • 100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior denounce it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms.
  • 100% of the verses referring to God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.
  • 100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).
  • 0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions.

Seriously, kick this church out. Treat gays like we would other sinners: Welcome them, share the Gospel with them but don’t teach the opposite of what the Bible says.

Once again I’m on the “Methodist ledge” and wondering why I bother with this denomination.

Found a good blog via the previous link – another one of those almost-extinct evangelical Methodists. Loved his comment on this lame commercial:”What if a church actually proclaimed the Gospel for the forgiveness of sins? Would you come?”

The UMC needs to rethink church, alright.  They need to think about what the Bible says about it for a change.

From my other blog — Surprise! Another UCC false teacher — False teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie found another false UCC teacher to praise — see CNN: UCC Pastor Carlton Pearson Speaks About Eddie Long.

Geithner Cornered On Tax Hypocrisy – He vastly underpaid his taxes but wants to raise them for others.  Check.

I love this song by Brandon Heath — “Give me your eyes.”

It isn’t like I expect good theology from Pearls Before Swine, but it is ironic how the goat unwittingly does the same thing that so many Christians and non-Christians do: Hypocritically judges others for judging.  Of course, if they read Matthew 7:1-5 in context then they wouldn’t make this mistake.

Saw this on my daughter’s Facebook page.

Hate speech of false teachers puts Glenn Beck’s life at risk

Looks like the hate speech of false teachers like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie has resulted in someone wanting to kill Beck — see Youtube user D3R3K1600 chilling call for conspiracy to murder Glenn Beck (video) | VotingFemale.

Here’s a sample of Wallis’ hate speech.  Seems to me that Wallis loves the attention and milks the Beck thing for all it is worth.

I suppose Jim, Chuck et al will go turn themselves in now since they are the ones who think we need hate speech laws to begin with.

/sarcasm

Deadly equivocations

According to the good folks at Dictionary.com, and equivocation is a fallacy based on the use of the same term in different senses.  Sometimes these are used in comical ways, but other times people use them to twist the meaning of something important.

An abortionist who killed over 20,000 human beings used this sleight of tongue this way:

He calls himself an “abortionist” and says, “I am destroying life.”

But he also feels he’s giving life: He calls his patients “born again.”

“When you end what the woman considers a disastrous pregnancy, she has literally been given her life back,” he says….

Did you notice how the definition of “life” shifted?  When he concedes that he destroys life it was in a literal sense.  That’s what abortion does.  It is a scientific fact that it kills an innocent human being.

But in the next sentence he changes the definition.  He didn’t give these people life in the same sense.  They were already alive.  He just meant that he (seemingly) liberated them from a problem they had.  Having an unplanned child doesn’t kill you.

Now I realize that most readers realize the shift from literal to figurative.  My point is that it is deadly how people let him get away with it.

I know someone who claimed to be pro-life who used the same type of language to rationalize abortion.  He said, “It is better to destroy one life than three.”  The implication was that if the pregnancy was allowed to continue that the lives of the mother, father and child would all be “destroyed.”  But that is an extreme exaggeration.

Yes, there are consequences to actions, and babies are a rather significant consequence of sex.  But it doesn’t automatically cause irreparable harm to three lives if you don’t hurry up and have an abortion, and it certainly doesn’t crush and dismember all three.

But if you have an abortion it really does destroy the one life.

If you ever participated in an abortion, please know that forgiveness and healing are possible through Jesus.

Whether you participated in one or not, don’t use sloppy language to rationalize abortion.  It is the greatest moral issue of our time and it would be illegal if it weren’t for all the uninformed and/or lazy and / or wimpy Christians ignoring the topic.

False teacher self parody

Wow, you just can’t make this stuff up.  False teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie is lamenting that people Don’t Know Much About Theology.  No kidding.  This is the “reverend” who preached a whole sermon on John 14:6 and concluded that Jesus was not the only way.  I am not making this up.  He didn’t even know there were 100+ other passages supporting the same point.

Here’s some of Chuck’s thoughts:

As a pastor, I’ve found that Biblical literacy is very low among parishioners.

And when he looks in the mirror!

As the survey notes, most Americans also have little understanding of traditions beyond their own faith.

And some “reverends” don’t even know their own faith!

Some other false views of Chuck’s that he could clear up if he just took the Bible somewhat seriously.

  • Jesus is pro-abortion, including partial-birth abortion and taxpayer-funded abortion
  • the Holy Spirit told him and the other Liberals in the UCC that God has changed his stance on marriage, parenting and homosexual behavior (now that’s blasphemy!)
  • the book of John doesn’t belong in the Bible
  • the Gospel of Thomas does belong in the Bible
  • it is acceptable to lie and libel people on blogs as long as you think you won’t get caught
  • Christians  have as much to learn from other religions as they do from us (really?  I don’t remember Jesus saying that . . .)
  • and so much more!

Tea Party members uncover rampant voter fraud in Houston

See Citizens’ Group Helps Uncover Alleged Rampant Voter Fraud in Houston.  How (non-)surprising that the  perpetrator was a former employee of SEIU (Service Employees International Union), a big supporter and influencer of President Obama.

Most of the findings focused on a group called Houston Votes, a voter registration group headed by Sean Caddle, who also worked for the Service Employees International Union before coming to Houston. Among the findings were that only 1,793 of the 25,000 registrations the group submitted appeared to be valid.

The other registrations included one of a woman who registered six times in the same day; registrations of non-citizens; so many applications from one Houston Voters collector in one day that it was deemed to be beyond human capability; and 1,597 registrations that named the same person multiple times, often with different signatures.

Caddle told local newspapers that there “had been mistakes made,” and he said he had fired 30 workers for filing defective voter registration applications. He could not be reached for this article.

Remember, the Democrats don’t even want people to have to supply identification to vote.  Now why would that be?

Hat tip: Wintery Knight

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Top 20 Pro-Socialism Sound Bites of Obama, Advisors and Allies — Must viewing!

Health insurers are dropping coverage of children – What?!  You mean that government regulations cause people and businesses to change behaviors?  That’s never happened before.

You know those mandates that force insurance companies to cover children of adults until they are 26 years old? And the ones that forbid rejecting children who have pre-existing conditions? Yeah that costs insurance companies money. Can you believe that? Health care costs money! It costs more money to cover people for mandated coverages! Who could have foreseen that? Not Obama and his merry band of tenured Ivy League hermits, who have never held private sector jobs in their entire lives . . . Yeah, insurance companies don’t like being forced to add coverages, (= risk of having to pay claims), while keeping premiums the same.

Benny Hinn Denies Affair Despite Pics – I hope this ends his ministry and Paula White’s as well, but it probably won’t.  What frauds.  Hey, btw, he’s short a couple million dollars, so be sure to send some his way.

“Hey BarackObama, our relationship isn’t working out. Its not me, its you” -America’s Youth

Can you imagine if people had stood up to the Left like Andrew Breitbart all this time? – He does it right.  Watch the video and how he merely asks the Astroturf protestors to explain their signs.  They all scatter!  These “protestors” are being paid by unions.

What kinds of experiences do women have after an abortion? – This is sad.  Post abortion trauma is real, and Planned Parenthood and the rest of the pro-aborts won’t tell you about it.  Apparently it is bad for their business to tell you about how their services will destroy your child and you.  But there is help: Go find a Crisis Pregnancy Center like Care Net!

Obama Revises ‘Declaration of Independence’ Omits ‘Creator’ – but he’s totally a passionate Christian!

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funny pictures-BOO-YA! 54,509 ants! World record, baby! Guiness, here I come!

funny pictures-Cat Fact #155: Cats should NOT order in the Drive-Thru.

Uh, what about that “separation” thingy?

See Hot Air » It’s come to this: Obama begs religious leaders to help him sell ObamaCare — I’m sure the false teachers like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and race-baiting Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie will line up to help the President, but it sure seems odd that the “Christian” President who deliberately leaves out the “Creator” part of the Constitution would be so explicit in asking for the help of religious leaders.

Update: Right on target!  Shortly after I posted this Chuck did his part to shill this awful plan.

The truth sounds like hate to those that hate the truth

And false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie really hates the truth.  See United Church of Christ Leaders Hail Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act.

Matthew Shepard wasn’t killed by hate speech or because he was gay. Even if he was killed for being gay it wasn’t like his killers just got back from a Focus on the Family “Love won out” conference.   He was killed by thugs.

In a major irony that will be lost on fakes like Chuck, I support stronger penalties for the killers of Shepard and Byrd than they do.  I’m OK with the death penalty but they oppose it.  I guess they must hate gays and blacks, eh?

So we don’t need “hate crime / hate speech” legislation at all.  Those laws are just trojan horses designed to silence opposing views and especially religious speech.  It is a double assault on the 1st Amendment rights of Christians.  Chuck doesn’t mind because he never teaches anything from the Bible (whether accurately or not) that the world would find unpopular.

False teachers cause poverty then wring hands over it

False teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie doesn’t know much about Christianity and can’t run a successful church, but he sure thinks he knows about economics.

So homelessness for children is up in Oregon?  Must be all those Tea Party types they put in office — oh, wait, they are wildly Liberal.

No one should be forced to live a third world life in a first world country.

via Number Of Homeless Students Up 134% Over 7 Years; Poverty Must Be A Campaign Issue.

The problem is that people make bad choices all over the world and children suffer.  Chuck’s worldview and false religion encourage those bad choices.

Here’s another Muslim atrocity that false teachers are silent about

See Examiner Editorial: Government and journalists cower at threats to cartoonist | Washington Examiner — Think you’ll see race-baiting false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie start a Facebook group to oppose this?  No, he only opposes lone cranks who want to burn the Koran.

False teacher hates gays, blasphemes Holy Spirit

Leave it to race-baiting false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie to say something like this:

Please repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.  A vote to end discrimination is a vote in favor of a more moral America.

via Repeal DADT Now: Send Your Message Today.

Chuck plays the race card, as usual, ignoring the obvious fact that skin color is morally neutral while sexual behavior is not:

Sadly, there were many religious voices in America that openly opposed the integration of the races in public life – including the integration of the military.

The Bible could not be more clear that homosexual behavior is a sin.  Therefore, to encourage people in that sin, as Chuck & Co. do, is hateful.  They also blaspheme the Holy Spirit by claiming that He told them the opposite of what He did in the word of God.  They obviously don’t fear God, which is more proof of their being fakes.

What is most sickening is implying that the Apostle Paul is on their side.

We know, with Paul, that as Christians, we are many members, but are one body in Christ—members of one another, and that we all have different gifts. With Jesus, we affirm that we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves, that we are called to act as agents of reconciliation and wholeness within the world and within the church itself, ” the General Synod of the United Church of Christ has declared.

Paul would never stop throwing up if he heard Chuck claim they were on the same side.  Chuck & Co. don’t even understand the term “agents of reconciliation.”  Christians help reconcile men with God through Jesus.  That’s the Good News!  Chuck is the fake teaching that you don’t need Jesus to be reconciled with God.  Here’s the passage in question.  Note how badly Chuck has distorted it:

2 Corinthians 5:18–21 (ESV)  All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Chuck and the Apostle Paul both claim that their message was from God.  One of them is lying.  Since I know for a fact that Chuck is a serial, unrepentant liar I’m going to stick with Paul as the truth-teller her (uh, that and about 100 other reasons).

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Are you better off than you were 4 years ago when the Democrats took control of Congress? January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee.  Before that the Democrats pushed for plans that would inevitably drive high foreclosure rates but they insulated the lenders from risk.  Horrible, horrible idea.  Bush tried to reform Fannie and Freddie and was blocked.  Who took the third highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac?  Barack Obama.

Remember, Nancy Pelosi said that the Democrats “are prepared to govern and ready to lead.”  When did she say that?  November 8, 2006.

Home Depot founder rips Obama WH as “tenured” academics, apologizes for creating jobs

Jr. High Students Take Field Trip to Mosque, Pressured into Praying to Allah — any major media coverage of this?  Any ACLU outrage?

An interesting piece by Pastor Timothy about Christianity and the Godfather.  A snippet:

The movie is a great example of what happens when sin goes unrestrained. You have every manner of sin being delved into by those who believe they live in a protected world due to the fact that Godfather Don Corleone has all the judges in his back pocket. That is how Michael can gun down one of the mob bosses and a police captain and get away with it. When you own those who are charged with keeping the law, then you can keep them from using the law against you.

The movie’s popularity is due to the fact that it does appeal to our sin nature. We want to be in control of the world in which we live and The Godfather shows us a world where the Don controls a good portion of his own world. Of course, he has to use intimidation, fear, the threat of having your favorite pet’s head severed and dumped in your bed over night, death, etc., in order to control that world. But wouldn’t we love to control our world in such a way?

Stunner: Congresswoman wheedles lobbyist for money – your tax dollars at work.  The audacity of her shakedown is bad enough, but I’m she was so bold / stupid as to leave it on a voicemail.  This is getting major coverage in the mainstream media, right?

Former-leftist Robin of Berkeley explains the left’s corruption of children – read it.

Communist atheist Mao Zedong killed 45 million people – It was really quite gruesome.  The numbers are staggering.  Ideas have consequences.  Wasn’t Mao a hero of one of Obama’s top advisors?

Black Conservatives Blast Al Sharpton Protesters – sweet.  Great ideas, but they disagree with Obama & Co. so they must be racists.  Seriously, she was well armed with facts about the impact of Democratic policies on nuclear families and the high rate of abortion in black communities.  The other guy played the “but they’ll be poor” argument to justify his pro-abortion views, which ignores the facts that the abortion kills an innocent human being and we don’t “solve” poverty by killing people inside the womb or outside.

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How radical is the “radical” right?

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Given that the political season is in full swing, I’m noticing an increase in the number of “extremist” labels hurled at conservatives in general and Tea Partiers in particular.  Apparently that is easier then addressing the issues and arguments themselves, but it seems more like a concession speech to me.

Those who hyperventilate about the “radical right” (or “extremists,” “fundie nutjobs,” “wacky fundies,” or other eloquent terms of endearment) are either disingenuous or really bad at math, because the majority of Americans share our views on the most controversial topics.  Consider this by Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason:

A poll of readers of the L.A. Times once showed that, in the area of abortion, prayer, in school, homosexuality and traditional family values, the majority of Americans agree with so-called “extreme fundamentalists.” 70% of Americans believe that the traditional family structure is always best; 76% favor prayer in public schools; 55% are against legalized abortion; 61% think that homosexual relations are always wrong. These are the views of the “radical right,” but these are also the views of a majority of rank and file Americans.

Let that bolster your confidence, the next time you’re being marginalized for your conservative moral values. The “radical right” isn’t so radical. It’s actually mainstream.

If they think we’re so extreme, why don’t they just use their faux majority to elect legislators to legalize partial-birth abortion and such?  Then they wouldn’t need judges to ignore their duties and make up their own laws.

It appears to me like the “radical” label is just a cheap way to attack the person and not the arguments, just like they do with the passive-aggressive “intolerant” label (Because whoever yells intolerant first must be the kind, tolerant one – right?).

I submit that if the media, entertainment and education establishments weren’t so outrageously biased the numbers would shift even further to the right.  For example, consider that 90% or more of the media are die-hard pro-choicers and they do everything in their power to spin stories in their favor.  Yet the population is still split pretty evenly on the topic, and the more clearly survey questions are worded the more pro-life the results are.

The only way you can categorize majority views as the radical right is if you are perched comfortably on the radical left.

More Sojo writers dismissing the authority of the Bible

While arguing for women being able to be Senior Pastors, a writer at the blog of Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis said this:

What I will say is this: Should the words of Paul — which could very well be situational and contextual, not universal and unconditional — be used to argue the case for women in ministry? Shouldn’t the actions of Jesus with women and the equipping of women by God speak louder than the words of Paul? To the second question, I say, “Yes.”

via Women in Ministry: Following Christ’s Example – Efrem Smith – God’s Politics Blog.

He misses a key point: The words of Paul are the words of Jesus.  All of the original writings turned out just the way God wanted them to.  And Jesus is God, so it is all his word.  It is a dangerous path he takes to rationalize away scriptures that oppose his view.

Was Jesus kind to women?  Of course.  Did He see their value?  Of course.  Did He even hint that they should be rabbis?  No.  Was He subtle?  No.  So I’m not sure where the writer is getting his support from.