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One of the main reasons that Leftists — including “Christian” Leftists — are so unhappy: Matthew 11:6 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.

Jesus offends them 24×7.  But by his grace he will use his word to save some of them.


Young Man Tweets for Pride Month: ‘Jesus Brought Me Out of Homosexuality’ — Praise God for that!  Of course the LGBTQX respondents lost their minds, but once again it shows the power of the Holy Spirit and the word of God.


Trans Activists: We’re Normal, But You Must Pay To Fix Us — The latest “Emperor has no clothes” angle from the LGBTQX lobby is to say that “trans” people have “gender incongruence.”  But as always, Captain Obvious says that both sides agree that something is wrong with them.  They say it is the body, we say it is the mind.

And if Mr. Jenner is female, then Karen Carpenter was fat, Rachel Dolezal is black, etc.


Unborn Babies are Being Extracted From Their Mother’s Wombs Alive to Have Their Livers Harvested — So creepy, but then again, so is thinking you have the right to kill your child for any reason.  The Nazis were some of the most evil and despicable people in history, but at least they didn’t kill their own children.


A classic: Feminists are ugly — Not necessarily in their appearance, but many times there is a correlation or they deliberately make themselves ugly with blue hair, butch haircuts, tats, etc.  But this is about their toxic personalities.  Being miserly with love — and to the point of killing their own children – is ugly.

The ugliness of the feminist mind-frame towards cooking, cleaning, and caring for others is so profound that it is difficult to process. These women are so obsessed with not showing Christian love that they make it a priority not to serve their own families. Cooking, cleaning, and caring for their own husbands and children is a concept which is repulsive to them. Acts of service to others are in their twisted minds traps to be avoided, and many go so far as to order their entire lives around avoiding showing love to others, especially their families. These women are so gripped by miserliness they have made it a priority not to show love to their own children. When they find themselves unable to avoid an act of service and love to their families altogether, they first steel their hearts with resentment, turning their hearts to stone to avoid the feelings of selfless love they live in constant terror of developing.


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Nation Spends Day Acknowledging Existence Of Completely Unnecessary Parent | The Babylon Bee

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PETA Explains How to Trap Rats


Students surprised by some of Joe Biden’s ‘pretty racist’ quotes — Of course nearly all of them initially thought that Trump said these things.

“You cannot go into a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”

“They’re going to put y’all back in chains,” spoken to a diverse audience including black Americans.

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” in reference to Barack Obama.


GOP congressmein nixed as keynote speaker for cybersecurity conference — They did it solely because he’s pro-life and some anonymous snowflakes complained.  But the organizers are sissies for caving.  Because if you oppose child-killing you hate women or something.  Note how without any sense of irony they talk about how inclusive they are.  Indeed.

“Black Hat has chosen to remove U.S. Representative Will Hurd as our 2019 Black Hat USA Keynote. We misjudged the separation of technology and politics,” Black Hat told Tech Crunch. “We will continue to focus on technology and research, however we recognize that Black Hat USA is not the appropriate platform for the polarizing political debate resulting from our choice of speaker,”

Black Hat vowed that the conference is “still fully dedicated to providing an inclusive environment and apologize that this decision did not reflect that sentiment.”


Brought to you by the Left — including the “Christian” Left.   What a creepy, Molech-worshiping ghoul.  She accuses unborn children of violence, so therefore killing the child is a form of “necessary violence.”  She tips her hand that the unborn are persons, though.  Very few inanimate objects commit violence.  And people who are actually violent usually do a better job of defending themselves when someone tries to kill them.  Those unborn children just squirm while being crushed and dismembered and don’t even fight back.  But you won’t convince this freak.

It takes a special form of delusion to rationalize child-killing like that.

 

 

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Distinguishing Marks of a Quarrelsome Person — But I really love the Mount Carmel showdown!

3. Your only model for ministry and faithfulness is the showdown with the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel. Or the only Jesus you like is the Jesus who cleared the money changers from the temple. Those are real examples in Scripture. But the Bible is a book, and sarcasm and whips are not the normal method of personal engagement.


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Walmart Self-Checkout Machine Wins Employee Of The Month Award Again | The Babylon Bee — Once again, the real minimum wage is always zero, and that’s what many people get when the Leftist’s artificial “minimum wage” makes automation — or going out of business — more cost-effective than hiring people.


We’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this up . . .

Former SBC President’s Son Defends Perverted Drag Queen Story Hour — Merritt is gay, of course.  Kudos to Laura Ingraham for introducing him as a progressive “Christian” (you could “hear” the quotation marks in her voice).

Jonathan Merritt, the son of former SBC president James Merritt has come out in support and defense of this sexually perverse behavior.


Freedom of Speech Wins in Texas — some good news!  Hopefully other states will follow.

Texas’ Governor Greg Abbott on Sunday signed a bill ensuring that speakers in public areas on campuses will be protected, and that students interfering with free speech will face harsh consequences.


Christian Baker Battered With Third Discrimination Lawsuit Have I mentioned that sodomites are so persistent that they press on even if literally blinded and that you should never give in to them?

Genesis 19:11 And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house, both small and great, so that they wore themselves out groping for the door.


More good news: Oberlin’s lament: Don’t let our malicious social-justice defamation put us out of business; Update: Jury hits Oberlin with $22M max punitive award


Brazil: Lesbian Couple Who Tried to Force Transgender Surgery on 9-Year-Old Boy Stab Him to Death — Don’t expect to hear about this in the mainstream news.


 

 

 

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Big Business Sides With the Culture of Death 

The signers make the claim that the laws are “bad for business.” While the letter is short on how these laws harm business, it’s long on moral buzzwords like “equality,” “empowerment,” and “inclusive.” The signers do not make a compelling business case for killing a human life.

Seems like not killing potential customers would be better for business.

It also seems like it would be more equal to treat all humans as worthy of life, that crushing and dismembering them is the opposite of empowering and that letting them live would be more inclusive.

Then again, I’m not trying to pander to the Millenials who have been trained to be anti-science and incapable of rational thought.

And of course their tag line refers to “reproductive healthcare.”  Hey anti-science Molech-worshipers: Abortion kills children who have already been reproduced.  “Healthcare” is when you don’t murder them.

The future of gender equality hangs in the balance . . .

Uh, because men have the right to kill their children and women need it also?


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Video: Woman in PBS Documentary Feels “Sense of Peace” About Aborting Her Twins — Lots of murderers and other criminals feel no guilt over their crimes.  But they are still crimes.  Abortion is a forgivable sin if you repent and believe in Jesus, but if you have a “sense of peace” about it then you have a long way to go.


Why Would Any Man Worry About Working With a Woman vs. The Actual Reality of Women in the Work Place — The post-#metoo workplace is a scary place to be. I’m glad I work from home and that my company hasn’t succumbed to this nonsense. I’ve always avoided 1-on-1 interactions with females as much as possible and followed the Mike Pence/Billy Graham rule even before I knew such a thing existed.

Sadly, lots of betas are virtue-signaling about why guys should still socialize and mentor women directly blah blah blah. Some schlub on Linked In made comments like that and of course the women and other betas cheered him on. But he won’t be there when the guys get fired based on a false accusation of some overly emotional and/or money-grubbing female.

Sure, I always treat women exactly the same in terms of fairness, promotions, time, etc., but the idea that I’d have meals and especially drinks with them 1-on-1 is ridiculous.

And here’s another reason for my strategy, which is completely logical based on what feminists want — Everything Wrong With the #MeToo Movement Summed Up in Two Horrible Emily Lindin Tweets — she laments that men won’t mentor women while simultaneously saying she doesn’t care if innocent men lose their jobs over false accusations.


African migrants flood the Texas border, crisis is “off the charts” and Migrants From Ebola-Stricken Congo Marched Through Streets of San Antonio — Brought to you by the Left — including the “Christian” Left.  Opposing it will get you branded a racist, supporting it means you are wildly ignorant and/or malicious.  They should all be sent back to their countries, or at least to the Leftist sanctuary cities.


Teen Vogue Advice Column Tells Teen’s how to get an Abortion Without a Parent’s Knowledge — Teen Vogue is doing what public schools do, telling people’s children how to kill their grandchildren.


 

 

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WOW! Ohio Jury Delivers $11 Million Verdict Against Oberlin College : The Other McCain— Glad to see that the Social Justice Warriors got some real justice!

The verdict sends a strong message that colleges and universities cannot simply wind up and set loose student social justice warriors and then wash their hands of the consequences. In this case, a wholly innocent 5th-generation bakery was falsely accused of being racist and having a history [of] racial profiling after stopping three black Oberlin College students from shoplifting. The students eventually pleaded guilty, but not before large protests and boycotts intended to destroy the bakery and defame the owners. The jury appears to have accepted that Oberlin College facilitated the wrongful conduct against the bakery.


Study: Biofuels aren’t reducing gas prices or emissions — It is disappointing that Trump supports these.  One thing I loved about Cruz was that he stood up to the corn lobby in Iowa.

None of this should come as much of a surprise to anyone who’s been following the story of the RFS from the beginning. Ethanol should be slightly cheaper to produce than gasoline (at least in theory), so replacing a percentage of real gasoline with the biofuel might have cut costs. But given the hamhanded way the program was implemented, the blending process drove up costs at the refinery and those increases were passed on to the consumer.

As far as emissions go, that too might have been an area where benefits were realized if we’d focused on the use of agricultural waste products in cellulosic biofuels, but we didn’t. We’re still using almost entirely corn and soybeans. We’re burning our food for fuel and the increased agricultural activity has come at a cost in terms of environmental impact.


We’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this up . . .

Drag Kids

Desmond Napoles and Nemis Quinn Mélançon-Golden are not alone. There is an entire industry of moonbats exploiting young boys as “drag kids” for sick sexual and/or political reasons . . . If the people behind this were deliberately trying to invite the wrath of God, what would they do differently?


Four Dumb Myths Charismatics Believe That Aren’t Real


US women can chase World Cup title, fight for equality at same time— Boo-hoo.  Typical Leftists don’t understand the meaning of simple words like equality.  You want equality?  Then compete directly with the men.  When you take their roster spots you’ll get their pay and benefits.  In the the mean time, stop whining.

Next question?

Going back almost to its formation, the U.S. women’s team has been pushing to be treated – and compensated – like its male counterpart. Months after winning the World Cup, the “99ers” went on strike over the pay gap. Three years ago, the women left open the possibility of boycotting the Rio Olympics over differences in travel and working conditions.


Vatican: No, you can’t choose your gender — Even the Leftist, non-Christian Francis gets that scientific truth.


Example number one million of why women should not have the vote

Women individually can be very smart. But women collectively are stupid, and they are too stupid to be given the opportunity to vote. There are not many countries who have voted themselves into socialism; most of the time it’s a no-option situation at the point of a gun. People all over the world in the 20th century risked their lives or actually died trying to escape from socialist countries. You know that whole Iron Curtain thing? Does anyone remember that? History?

What do they teach in universities today? Oh yes, I forgot; feminist women studies. How did we get here again?


The Left lies to you about the climate every day.  It was much hotter in the 1920’s and 1930’s.  These are facts of history.  But the Left not only hides it but misstates the trends.


Even Pinterest is Leftist, knowingly blocking pro-life sites like LiveAction, Bible verses and more.  They lie and treat the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood as conspiracies.  They even modify their autocomplete feature to avoid Christian content.

And this is just Pinterest.  You can be sure that the rest of Big Tech is far worse.  Kudos to the person who came forward with this.  Hopefully others in Big Tech will do the same.

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Budweiser: Queen of Beers –I’m not a beer drinker (or wine, for that matter . . . I do enjoy a cider now and then), but if I was I’d never drink any Budweiser products.  They have joined what I think is a misguided attempt to appeal to Millennials by showing how “woke” they are.  After all, who in their right minds would risk alienating the 98% to appeal to the perverted 2%?  Or perhaps it is another big company where the otherwise normal people live in fear of opposing any pro-LGBTQX initiative, no matter how ridiculous, for fear of being identified as “haters.”

Budweiser has been positioning itself as the beer of homosexuals. The campaign continues . . .


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To Avoid Problems With Lyric Slides, Innovative Church Prints Out Songs And Compiles Them Into Book | The Babylon Bee

YouTube To Run All Potentially Offensive Content Past Easily Spooked Possum | The Babylon Bee

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Snapchat Introduced Pedophile Filter for Gay Pride Month

U.N. Human-Rights Official: U.S. Abortion Bans Are ‘Extremist Hate’ and ‘Torture’ — I’m pretty sure that have your limbs ripped off and your skull crushed is more like torture and more of an example of hate.   But the Human Rights official knows better, of course.


We’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this up . . .

Heartbreaking: LGBTQXYZ Exploiting Down Syndrome Community


Christians Show Up at Gay Pride March With Apology Signs — Sickening virtue signaling from the “Christian” Left.  First, they are preaching lies to people.  Second, they seek glory for themselves by apologizing for things they didn’t do.  Just lies upon lies, but what do you expect from the blinded men  of Sodom?


Biden advisor: His latest flip-flop on the Hyde Amendment isn’t really a flip-flop — Good news for Trump.  Biden is obviously pandering and desperate to portray it as a thoughtful switch — uh, because apparently the Constitution not only guarantees you the right to kill your child up to her first breath, but to do it for free!

But Biden and the rest of the Molech-worshiping Democrats forget that most people oppose taxpayer-funded abortions.  The middle ground basically says you can kill your children if you like, but don’t make them pay for it.


Women in Pakistan face child marriage, domestic abuse, and ‘honor killings’ — Meanwhile, the Left — including the “Christian” Left — fights the “patriarchy” of the West.  So very brave of them.


Transanity of the week, brought to you by the Left — including the “Christian” Left

Liberals Claim, “Women Aren’t the Only Ones Who Have Abortions”

“Jack,” almost hilariously, complains about Planned Parenthood constantly ‘misgendering’ them. Perhaps it was because Jack had a vagina and uterus and an XY chromosome, and Planned Parenthood provides services to women. The author writes, “Although Gutiérrez went to Planned Parenthood, they were constantly misgendered and there was no option for preferred pronouns or name on the intake form.”

Again, that’s because, you know…women have babies and therefore, women have abortions. Because, you know…science and stuff.

“Jack” says: I got called ‘Miss’ and ‘Ma’am’ all the time. And [the staff] was super sweet to me, but I was too terrified to really sit down and have a conversation and say, ‘Hey, my pronouns are this and my identity is this, could you stop doing that?’ I was too busy going, ‘Holy [expletive], I’m in a clinic and I don’t know what to expect.

“Jack” says that Planned Parenthood now has multiple gender options on their intake forms so that a supposed “man” can actually request an abortion (I kid you not). The experience supposedly left Gutiérrez feeling “violated, shameful and, later, angry.”

And insane.  Still insane.


Just for fun – the Police Squad show was hysterical.  Leslie Nielsen and the writers were brilliant.

 

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Please Partner With Me to Expose Corruption in Evangelicalism | Julie Roys –She has done great work.  Please consider helping her and her team.  Harvest had well known issues for years but I think she made the difference in increasing awareness and driving change.

Over the past few months, I’ve investigated and reported stories that have prompted major leadership and institutional change at two evangelical powerhouses—the Moody Bible Institute and Harvest Bible Chapel and its many sub-ministries associated with James MacDonald.


Apple promises privacy, but iPhone apps share your data with trackers, ad companies and research firms — Yikes.  I knew it wasn’t good, and I’ve avoided things like Amazon’s Alexa, but this is one more reason to limit your phone apps.  See How to limit iPhone app tracking for some tips.  Also, try using DuckDuckGo as your phone browser.



California State Bar moves to suspend Michael Avenatti’s law license — You mean the guy that CNN and MSNBC put on countless times and breathlessly wondered how he might take on Trump?  That guy?


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Left Vows To Topple Patriarchy By Allowing Biological Males To Dominate Women’s Sports | The Babylon Bee


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SJWs Can Now Compare Their Oppression with Others: The Intersectionality Calculator

You may have heard of intersectionality – “the theory that the overlap of various social identities, define your level of systemic oppression” – but don’t know how to compare your oppression with others. Now, you can!

NBA Teams Consider Ditching the Term ‘Owner’ Because It’s ‘Racially Insensitive’ — Alternate theory: Some people are morons who will never be pleased under any circumstances, so don’t try.  Friendly reminder: Most college and pro athletes hate you.


Secular feminists are more honest than conservative Christians.

Gottlieb’s response is markedly different than what we would see from a conservative Christian. She makes no disparaging remarks about men, either the loser men who don’t take out the trash, or the loser men who aren’t showing up to ask the letter writer out on paid dates and propose marriage. She also doesn’t tell the letter writer to embrace her “season of singleness”, tell her to find meaning in “the wait”, doesn’t warn her to “never settle”, and doesn’t tell her that she is the pearl of great price, a prize to be won, etc. Instead, Gottlieb acknowledges that the letter writer has something real to grieve: What your friends might not realize is that many single people who long for a partner experience something called ambiguous loss or ambiguous grief. It’s a type of grieving, but it’s different from the grieving someone might do after a concrete loss like the death of a spouse from, say, cancer.

Gottlieb even obliquely acknowledges the pettiness of the wives complaining about their husbands when framing possible responses the letter writer can employ . . .


We’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this up . . .

Paedophilia is natural and normal for males — The world-loving “Christian” Left will be defending them in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

Drag Queen Story Hour Encounters Some Resistance — good for those parents!  The sick Leftists running one library canceled an event because they thought that having police there would be bad, but having perverts mislead children would be good.


This guy nails it: White liberals are the most racist of all, and work 24×7 to hold blacks down by holding them to lower standards, encouraging bad behavior, promoting fatherless households and more.


Podcast: Calvinism 101 (Kevin DeYoung)

25:52 – A Question for Armenians Matt Tully

So if you could sit down with the Arminians listening to us today and leave them with one question to ponder, what would that be?

Kevin DeYoung: Who plays, ultimately, the decisive role in your salvation? We know that God uses lots of secondary means. He uses the preaching of the gospel, uses parents, he uses books, uses preachers, uses the Bible. But if you’re looking at two people and Person A believes and is saved and Person B does not, you try to explain why. You can give lots of answers: Oh, that person had a Christian background, that person didn’t. Okay, but keep going up. But why? Maybe they both had a Christian background. Well, that person had a bad experience in the church. That person didn’t. Okay, but lots of people have bad experience in the church and still believe. But, why? And as you press in on that question, I think you can only come to one of two conclusions: either the why rests in us some little teeny bit of it. I chose. I saw. I made the decision. Something. Why? Or the why has to rest ultimately with God. That when you get through all the secondary and tertiary reasons, it’s because God chose that person for salvation. And I know that the existential weight of that can feel like, “You’ve removed responsibility. What sort of God then wouldn’t choose everyone?“ Those are real questions and I think the Bible has some answers to that. But what we gain—biblically, and theologically, and existentially—is the great freedom to know that it was entirely of God. It was nothing of me. I cannot give one teeny grain of sand worth of credit to me in believing. But it is entirely of God, which means he gets 1,000% of the glory and I get none of it. To me that is the central question I would leave an Arminian brother or sister with.

28:19 – A Question for Calvinists — Matt Tully

And how about a Calvinist. So you’re sitting down with one of the Calvinists listening to us today. Someone who has heard what you’ve been saying and is cheering you on from their own living room or from their own car, but if you could leave them with one question to ponder what would that be?

Kevin DeYoung: Okay, I’m going to cheat and give two questions for two different sorts of people. One question would be, Do you really understand the particularities and the nuances of the Doctrines of Grace? And I say that because I think a lot of people who know TULIP listening to this—and they can give you the acronym and the basic five-minute version of it—would be very helped to study something like the Canons of Dort to understand there’s a lot more to this than just a TULIP boilerplate. So that’s one thing.

And then a second question would be, If and when you truly understand these things, have the Doctrines of Grace made you a more gracious person? It doesn’t mean a weaker person. We have to be courageous. Some of the things that Calvinists believe will always be unpopular. So I’m not talking about a personality type. But if we truly believe this about God and his grace and that it was entirely 1,000% of him, it should mean that Calvinists ought to be—of all people—the most humble because we have the best theology that reminds us and reinforces to us the great glory and grace of God in our complete and abject unworthiness and that ought to make us happy, humble, gracious people.

The importance of resistance training

I don’t use the word liberal very often to describe myself, but when it comes to exercise the term fits.  My general philosophy coincides with Nike’s Just Do It slogan (I detest the company now but that is a still a great phrase).  As long as you get off your couch and do something – anything! – you’ll be much better off.  I’ve seen people shed lots of weight without even trying just by doing some light ballroom dancing.

That said, I’m a big fan of resistance training.  It is just so natural.  What is more likely to happen in everyday life, needing to run 30 min. straight or needing to open a jar, pick something up, or just move around?

Ask the Muscle Doc: Is Bodybuilding-Style Training Functional?

In a seminal study on the functional transfer of training, nine frail, elderly nursing-home patients were recruited to perform 3 sets of leg extensions—considered one of the least functional exercises—with a load corresponding to 80 percent of their one-rep max. The subjects trained three times per week for eight weeks. During that time, their muscle strength increased an average of 174 percent, and their walking speed increased by 48 percent. Most impressively, two of the subjects were able to walk unassisted, without the use of their canes!

It doesn’t take much.  I’ve heard countless stories from people who went from doing nothing to doing something and saw huge benefits.

My preferred routine is lifting weights and doing ballroom dancing a few times a week.  It has been a great combination: Plenty of strength training plus balance, flexibility and some cardio.  Mrs. Eternity Matters does Pilates and ballroom dancing and it is a great mix for her.

God made our bodies such that they work best if used often in a variety of directions.  My grandparents worked on farms, so they didn’t need to do separate exercises.  But most of us have sedentary jobs and it is far too easy to just come home and be entertained while we sit around.

My 89 yr. old dad was doing water aerobics up to a month before he died, and my 84 yr. old mom is still doing that.  It makes a huge difference on her ability to stay active.  If they can do something, nearly all of you – short of serious disabilities – can do something too. You don’t have to be a triathlete to get the benefits (in fact, extreme exercise can be bad for you).  But you’ll get great benefits by doing anything.