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Who will win the Snowflakes* vs ISIS confrontation?

Note: This was written before the latest California shootings

So will ISIS respect the Snowflakes’s “safe spaces” and refrain from exercising free speech?  Doubtful.  Source: Freedom Of Speech? Not Important To 40% Of This Group

We asked whether people believe that citizens should be able to make public statements that are offensive to minority groups, or whether the government should be able to prevent people from saying these things. Four-in-ten Millennials say the government should be able to prevent people publicly making statements that are offensive to minority groups… …the 40% who oppose it is striking given that only around a quarter of Gen Xers (27%) and Boomers (24%) and roughly one-in-ten Silents (12%) say the government should be able to prevent such speech.

Both ISIS and the Snowflakes are nuts, but the juxtaposition is so extreme.  How morbidly ironic that both are flexing their muscles at the same time.  I’d say, “Pass the popcorn!,” except this won’t be pretty.

*Snowflakes = Those Millennials who are so thin-skinned and wimpy that they can’t have anyone express views that they don’t like.  Now stop reading this and go give them another sticker!

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Ann Coulter files hate speech claim against Canadian university —  where you can speak your mind as long as no one (on the Left) gets offended.  Coming soon to a country near you!

Hillary Clinton is OK with abortions, just not gender-selection abortions — but if they don’t kill innocent human beings, why does the motive count?  (hat tip: Chance)

Great summary on the health care debacle by Marshall.

I should be overjoyed at ACORN calling it quits, but they are obviously just changing their names and reorganizing.  They won’t go far, and they’ll still get their funding.

Bart Stupak and the myth of the “pro-life Democrat” — I can’t tell you how many “pro-life Democrats” I know who voted for Obama, the most pro-abortion President ever.

False teacher considers taxpayer-funded abortions to being part of a “beloved community” — no surprise there.

Did everyone sign the health care bill? You know I did!

Seriously,  I will grant that Obama & Co. do a much better job of influencing people than the Republicans.  It is proven — though not that well known — that even getting people to do small gestures like signing a document or donating $5 dramatically increases their commitment to a candidate or program (even a horrible, horrible candidate/program like this one).

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Yes, Virginia, there really is a website called www.dogflatulence.com.  My wife discovered it when trying to solve the problem one of our dogs has.  My oldest daughter had a coffee mug made for my wife with this picture plus the name of the web site.  Best. Valentine’s Day Present. Ever.

(The tips didn’t work for the dog.  She’s hopeless.  Maybe they will for your dog!)

Coming soon to a country near you: What do you think of the 2nd Amendment

A Canadian columnist has his door practically beaten down by Toronto’s stormtrooping police because he had a 30-year-old bird rifle that he forgot to re-register. America THIS is coming to YOUR door if the left gets its way in banning guns.

The evils of “heterosexism” — your [United Methodist] apportionment dollars at work — it is endlessly disgusting that people who teach the opposite of Jesus take the money of authentic followers and promote nonsense like this.

Get your pro-choice license plates here!  Note the typical way they never complete the sentence: “Trust women.”  Uh, to do what, exactly?

More coming soon to a country near you: U.K.’s Conservative Leader Pledges Full Support to Gay Agenda — lots of creepy quotes. 

“right of gay children to have a safe education trumps the right of faith schools to teach that homosexuality is a sin”

Note the false dichotomy.  Teaching the truth about homosexual behavior being a sin does not mean gays can’t have a safe education.  Using that “logic,” Michelle Obama is responsible every time an overweight kid gets bullied and AA is responsible every time a drunk gets beat up. 

Religious schools, they have said, must not teach Christian doctrine on sexuality “as though it is true.”

Asked his stand on the Christian marriage registrar who was sacked for refusing to perform homosexual civil partnership ceremonies, Cameron said that “faith-based organizations and charities” should be encouraged: “As long as they are not discriminating in any way in the services that they provide, you’re fine.”

“I mean, I think, yes. I think….. [long pause] that if our Lord Jesus was around today he would very much be backing a strong agenda on equality and equal rights, and not judging people on their sexuality.”

Don’t you love lessons about Jesus from guys like this?  I’d love to quiz him to see how much he really knows about what Jesus taught.

Campaign financing

The solution to campaign finance reform is more transparency, not in suppression of free speech. 

One of the most irritating hypocrisies in the State of the Union speech was President Obama’s attack on the Supreme Court.  Even if McCain-Feingold was meritorious it was still un-Constitutional, and the Court’s role is to decide the Constitutionality of laws and court decisions.  If Obama doesn’t like the Constitution as is, there is a process to amend it.  He shouldn’t shoot the messenger.

Worse yet is the fact that his campaign had incredible amounts of illegal contributions:

Nonetheless, if Obama really is concerned about foreign campaign donations, then Obama should request that Attorney General Eric Holder (or an Acting Attorney General since Holder likely has a conflict) appoint a special counsel with the power to investigate, and if justified, prosecute violations of the laws, and conspiracies to violate the laws, forbidding foreign contributions.

And the place the special counsel can start is with Obama’s 2008 campaign, which disabled security features in its credit card web portal so as to allow donors to evade restrictions on numerous aspects of the federal campaign laws, including the prohibition on foreign contributions:

Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity, campaign officials confirmed….

The problem with such cards, campaign finance lawyers said, is that they make it impossible to tell whether foreign nationals, donors who have exceeded the limits, government contractors or others who are barred from giving to a federal campaign are making contributions.That the Obama campaign received foreign donations as a result of this scheme may be the only thing agreed-upon by both Pamela Geller and Charles Johnson. Indeed, Obama for America has admitted receiving foreign contributions. The fact that the Federal Election Commission is not investigating the allegations necessitates a special counsel. Nonetheless, if Obama really is concerned about foreign campaign donations, then Obama should request that Attorney General Eric Holder (or an Acting Attorney General since Holder likely has a conflict) appoint a special counsel with the power to investigate, and if justified, prosecute violations of the laws, and conspiracies to violate the laws, forbidding foreign contributions.

And the place the special counsel can start is with Obama’s 2008 campaign, which disabled security features in its credit card web portal so as to allow donors to evade restrictions on numerous aspects of the federal campaign laws, including the prohibition on foreign contributions:

“Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor’s identity, campaign officials confirmed….

The problem with such cards, campaign finance lawyers said, is that they make it impossible to tell whether foreign nationals, donors who have exceeded the limits, government contractors or others who are barred from giving to a federal campaign are making contributions.”That the Obama campaign received foreign donations as a result of this scheme may be the only thing agreed-upon by both Pamela Geller and Charles Johnson. Indeed, Obama for America has admitted receiving foreign contributions. The fact that the Federal Election Commission is not investigating the allegations necessitates a special counsel.

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Will someone please take Pat Robertson’s microphone away?  Thanks. 

Seriously, it would be for his own good.  One should be very, very careful in claiming to speak for God.  The safe way is to quote the Bible, in context.  God could judge any person and any country at any time for the evils that go on today, including the U.S. 

How secular leftists restrict free speech on college campuses — the thin-skinned PC police are out of control on college campuses.  In just a generation they went from bastions of free speech to shameless oppressors.  They are beyond parody.

California Is Moving On from ESCR (Embryonic Stem Cell Research) — how many billions of dollars and human beings were wasted?  As pro-lifers said all along, experimenting on human beings is immoral and the real promise was in adult stem cells.  We were right and are still right. 

U.K. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is wooing the vote of British homosexuals by stating  that his party (the third largest party in the U.K.) would legislate that all faith schools in the UK would be legally obliged to teach their students that homosexuality is normal and without any risk to physical or mental health.In an interview with the gay lifestyle magazine Attitude, Clegg outlined a number of proposals to advance ‘”gay rights” in the UK, including forcing all schools, including faith-based schools, to implement anti-homophobia bullying policies and to teach that homosexuality is “normal and harmless.”

Clegg said that faith schools must not become “asylums of insular religious identity.”

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Let’s see: Harry Reid says opposing the health care bill it is akin to promoting slavery, yet his party favors public funding of abortions for the poor?  Hey Harry, black human beings are already destroyed at a rate three times that of whites.  Isn’t that high enough for you, and isn’t that the real racism?

Why does the RNC just oppose government funded abortions in their purity test?  I realize that the issue in the health care bill is front and center, but let’s not forget that all abortions kill an innocent human being. 

Christian man fired after gay rights group contacts his employer to complain — Your freedoms are eroding at a rapid rate, people. 

More on Kevin Jennings, the most ironically titled Czar of them all.  What a sick freak. 

He is Barack Obama’s Safe Schools Czar.

He is a supporter of men who openly and vocally support pedophilia.

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Kevin Jennings, however, is not just a gay man, but a man who believes in the full gay rights agenda, where men and boys can have sexual relationships free of prudish moral people frowning.

Jennings has championed NAMBLA’s [the North American Man Boy Love Association] causes and lauded a pedophilia advocate.

He even wrote the forward to a book called “Queering Elementary Education.” That’s right, Jennings wrote the forward to a book that, in its own description advocates the aggressive homosexual agenda among elementary school students. From the book: “queering education happens when we look at schooling upside down and view childhood from the inside out.” No irony is intended apparently in that description.

Americans of moral decency should be stunned to know the President of the United States would put in charge of “safe schools,” a man who encourages predatory relationships between young boys and grown men.

Barack Obama has done exactly that. Has he no shame?

And here are some of the tips from GLSEN, which Jennings led for many years.  This group is one of the most vile and perverse I’ve come across, because they target children. 

Also read the Washington Posts’s Obama’s Buggery Czar — Jennings’ group made sex between children and adults look normal.

People who support organizations like Planned Parenthood  or GLSEN are spectacularly evil and/or ignorant. 

Roundup of stuff the Old Media won’t tell you about

Visit Certain News Sites? Obama Wants To Know — Why isn’t the ACLU going nuts over this?

Big Brother Obama wants to know what news sites you visit. And he is having the justice department subpoena news sites to find out.

Click here: Justice Dept. Asked For News Site’s Visitor Lists

The world is upside down, morally speaking.  Newsweek: Terrorist Attack on Fort Hood was bad because it will spark conservative hatred

13 soldiers died at Fort Hood, and Newsweek’s Evan Thomas is concerned about “right wing fears.”

Appearing on NPR, he said, “I cringe that he’s a Muslim. I mean, because it inflames all the fears.”

NPR’s Nina Totenberg agreed, saying, “It really is tragic that he was a Muslim.”

Oh, really? I thought it was tragic that he killed 13 people.

Would it be better if he was an anti-abortion activist, so that you could inflame left wing fears about “domestic terrorism”?

 

Hat tip: Jill Stanekterror

Multiple lies from Obama & Co. on abortion and the health care bill — They don’t care what pro-lifers say.  They have every intention of sneaking it back into the bill.  This would not be the status quo, it would be the first time Federal funds would be used to pay for abortions.  Obama always claimed the bill wouldn’t cover abortions, so why does he oppose the Stupak amendment?

I know pro-aborts really like abortion, but does it ever bother them to have to lie so much to get their way?  Apparently not.

Over 90% of Down Syndrome children still being aborted — Tragic.  Morally schizophrenic and tragic.

I love when atheists bring up the “Jesus didn’t exist argument.” It is so easy to use the minimal facts approach and put the burden back on them.

I just point to the virtually unanimous position of historical scholars who agree that he lived. If the atheists want to form positions in opposition to historical facts then that is their problem. It quickly disarms them.

I also like to point out how even skeptics like the Jesus Seminar concede so many of the minimal facts. To come up with the theory that Jesus’ body was eaten by dogs, people like John Dominic Crossan unwittingly point to the significant evidence for not only the resurrection but the empty tomb. I submit that the physical resurrection accounts for the same facts Crossan appears to trust. I just find that the resurrection is a much more logical explanation.

 

(Unhinged) Birds of a feather

Many advocates for legalized abortion, oxymoronic “same sex marriage,” New Atheism / macro-evolution, global warming  and any non-Liberal speech in general (i.e., the war on Fox) have something in common: They fear open debate and want to shut up their opponents.  They will tell you with a straight face that freedom of speech only applies to certain views.  They will do almost anything to avoid serious discussions on the facts and logic of opposing views.

They hypocritically make up a new definition for tolerance then ignore that version as well.  Real tolerance is respect for people but not necessarily ideas.  The postmodern folks sort of switched that to not necessarily respecting people but pretending all ideas should be respected.  As the video below shows, these people don’t believe in respect for people or other ideas.

Today we focus on the pro-legalized abortionists.  Pro-life students at McGill University in Canada overcame great odds and an attempted ban just to get a speaker approved.  But that wasn’t the end of it.  As noted at Thoughts Out Loud:

After jumping through all obstacles with Canadian McGill University officials and the campus Student Union, event organisers were able to schedule, advertise to students and hold on campus a presentation addressing the issue of abortion. However, the event shortly went pear-shaped when, no sooner had the host introduced the guest speaker, and barely had the speaker an opportunity to complete his opening sentence, that a group of rowdy pro-abort protesters disrupted the presentation.

Go to the one minute mark of this video to see the face of the new “tolerance.”  Watch as much as you can stomach of college students who think that the pro-life position is so awful that it can’t even be presented in public.   They are so pathetic that I was embarrassed for them — and they are my ideological enemies!

Unbelievable.  Screaming, shouting, singing children’s songs and more all because they couldn’t stand that others might hear the pro-life view.  Remember, no one was forcing these “adults” to listen to anything.  How open minded of them.

It is a scientific fact that human life begins at conception.  If these folks think it is morally neutral or a moral good to be able to crush and dismember that life before birth, I wouldn’t try to prevent them from defending that view in the public square.  Why are they so afraid of pro-lifers sharing our reasoning?  Why do they think that presenting our views to a willing audience is worse than this?

This won’t be getting better anytime soon.  These extremists want people with conservative values to fear them and to just shut up.  Not here.

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Some serious Christianity in action— Mike, a police officer, gives material and spiritual help to a prostitute addicted to heroin. 

The anti-war movement was really just the anti-President Bush movement — What other explanation is for their comparative silence now that Obama is President?  More here about the Code Pink hawks whose reasoning sounds similar to that given for the current Iraq strategy.  Of course, they hated those decisions.

“Tolerant” and “open minded” college student group votes 25-2-2 to ban pro-life speaker— The decision was bad enough, but look at the voting margin!   That type of not-so-free speech is coming soon to a country near you.  They are a self-parody, pretending to be open minded but trying to prevent the opposition from speaking. 

Update: Pro-abortionists arrested at pro-life event

Rich Karlgaard from Forbes is my favorite business columnist.  He writes a column and a blog and in addition to provocative business insights he deftly works in spiritual themes at times (not what you’d expect from a secular mag like Forbes).  Here’s a recent post where he highlights a video that he thought applied to business as well as the church.  I liked the video on its own merits but wanted to highlight how Rich just “happened” to pass along a Gospel presentation to an audience that wouldn’t normally hear it. 

P.S. The host in the video was John Ortberg, a terrific author.

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I am not making this up: Dave Barry on free speech and his opinions about a quote of his being banned from a campus dorm room door.  What a bizarre place American universities have become.  Politically Correct nonsense and the “right not to be offended” are beyond parody.  He is correct that people are rightly afraid to say what they think.  In just a generation we’ve lost true free speech.

Video of “Christian” community organizing group chanting “Hear our cry, Obama” and “Deliver us, Obama.” 

I have such contempt for liberal theology and how it advances views opposite of those of Jesus on virtually every major issue.  They can’t even get the “help the poor” part right, as they ask the government to take money from neighbor A to help neighbor B instead of just helping neighbor B themselves.

But to take phrases like “Hear our cry, Lord” and “Deliver us, Lord” and substitute Obama’s name for “Lord” is a new low for them.  But hey, at least they are being honest about whom they worship.

Why do the Heathen rage?  — Some good tips on how to respond to International Blasphemy Day.  I’m sure they’ll give equal time to Islam.

First, take no offense. Refuse to play into the game plan of those sponsoring International Blasphemy Day.  The Lord Jesus Christ was and is despised and rejected of men.  Our Lord bore the scorn heaped upon him by his enemies. Christianity is not an honor religion. Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are not commanded to defend his honor, but to be willing to share in the scorn directed to him. Is the servant greater than his master?

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Second, mourn the blasphemy. The warning of Jesus is clear — blasphemy has eternal consequences.  The worst form of blasphemy is the refusal to hear and believe the Gospel.  For that sin there can be no forgiveness. We must mourn the blasphemy, not because honor is at stake, but because souls are at stake with eternal consequences.  God will ultimately and perfectly defend his honor.  On that day, there will be no escape for unrepentant blasphemers.

Third, see this observance for what it really is — an unintended testimony to the existence of God and the foolishness of those who deny Him.  The sheer foolishness of a blasphemy contest with t-shirts and mugs betrays the lunacy of it all.  They can do no better than this?  One testimony to the power of God is the fact that his self-declared enemies come off as so childish and manic. The heathen rage and God sees the foolish grasshoppers.

Their stated goal was to:

In the words of the RNS report, the goal is “to expose all religious beliefs to the same level of inquiry, discussion and criticism to which other areas of intellectual interest are subjected.”

I would have no issues if that is all they really wanted.  But they tip their hands with the blasphemy contests. 

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Gotta love the eloquence of Obama’s “Green Jobs Czar” when he obviously couldn’t think of a real answer:

Republicans are a**holes.  Barack Obama is not an a**hole.

The Democrats in the audience really seemed to be taken with that logic.  Classy.  What a bipartisan uniter!  I saw elsewhere that he may have apologized, so that is good.

Seriously, that is just the tip of the iceburg with Van Jones.  Read all about him and his unelected, unaccountable role here.

Update: Turns out he is a 9-11 “Truther” (i.e., he publicly stated that he thought it was an inside job).

More fantasy creation by evolutionists to explain the unexplainable about DNA — funny how an allegedly blind process has to have such spectacular foresight.

Good news for the right to free speech in Canada! — That was very surprising and very welcomed.  Hopefully the U.S. can learn from them and toss out the politicians whose real belief is that free speech = speech they agree with.

The growing power of social media in politics— I’m glad to see conservatives on the leading edge of a technology change for once.  McCain was completely outmaneuvered by Obama on this front.  Still, I’m avoiding Twitter.  I spend enough time blogging and Facebook (though mostly blogging).

Congratulations to Marie for getting part of her book published online.  It addresses eating disorders from a spiritual point of view, but the advice applies to any sin.  It includes a great overview of the messages of the Bible and how we can avoid idolatry.  I encourage you to read it all.  Here’s an excerpt:

If you are trapped in the cycle of bulimia or anorexia, nothing is going to change until you let God renew your mind. God has chosen to reveal His mind, priorities and desires for His children through His Word, the Bible. If you have been born again, this is probably not a new concept to you – the inerrancy of Scripture is, after all, one of the fundamentals of the Christian faith. However, often even sincere believers can buy into false beliefs about truth, themselves, the world’s standards, and even God. How does this happen?

For one thing, our own human nature is inherently dishonest. “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9). We are masters at fooling ourselves (through rationalization) and others (by hypocrisy) in more ways than we realize. We have a propensity to see things the way we want to and to play by our own rules if we can get away with it. This is the whole basis on which “doing your own thing” is acceptable. Refusing to agree that there is absolute truth (and that God determines it; not us) has lead to the climate of moral relativity in which we now live. Unfortunately, this proclivity of inventing our own truth often leads people into unbiblical conclusions about God.

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Are you willing to agree with God that this obsession with being slender at all costs is idolatry? If we are ever to win the battle against an eating disorder, we need to recognize the dichotomy we place between God’s standards and the world’s. Next, we need to resolve to re-program our minds with a biblical definition of beauty to replace the world’s superficial definition.

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Is this tolerance? – Liberals in Canada hate free speech.  You can’t criticize Islam, homosexual behavior or even pro-abortion views!  Coming soon to a country you live in . . .?

Christianity is good news for science

 The Infanticide Shibboleth – Obama is super-duper pro-abortion, and pro-infanticide as well.  But he’s for change, right, so is he open to changing these views?  Uh, no.  He doesn’t want common ground, he wants to change the subject.

Good analysis of the heresies of “Pastor” Paula White.  Ick.