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This is disappointing but not surprising: Great news: Congress unanimously repeals transparency requirement on stock transactions for … Congress — if you do this, you go to jail.  If Congress does it — and they have done it a lot — they get rich.

Even If It Saves Just One Life: Abortion Regulation NOW

Kermit Gosnell is charged with multiple counts of murder and his motley crue of poorly-trained, unprofessional staff has testified to the number of large, live infants he brutally murdered with the snip of scissors in his clinic. The time has come to have a national conversation about sensible abortion control.

Said the President after Sandy Hook:

“No law or set of laws can keep our children completely safe. But if there’s even one thing we can do, if there’s just one life we can save, we’ve got an obligation to try.”

I agree. We need sensible abortion control. Think of how many classrooms of children lost their lives at the hands of Gosnell. The difference between Gosnell and some other abortionists is that Gosnell was caught. Gosnell didn’t use an AR-15 to snuff out the lives of these live infants. He assaulted them with scissors. Too many to count. There is a photo of one child (via the grand jury testimony) stuffed into a shoebox like a pet hamster. His little legs were too big so they hung out over the sides. Just one life.

Remember, the real issue in the Gosnell case isn’t that he killed babies 30 seconds too late and ran a filthy clinic.  Abortionists kill babies for a living, so why would anyone ever be surprised that they would bend the rules on timing, cleanliness, caring for women, etc.?

The real issue is the political and media blackout.  Deep down they know that he isn’t that unusual, so they can’t draw attention to the morally insignificant time between legal abortions and infanticide.

And they definitely don’t people to know that President Obama and Planned Parenthood are unequivocally on record for the right of abortionists to kill babies who survive abortions.  

Also remember not to let them preach to you about gun control until they address this topic and the media,  political and church silence.  If they really cared about children they would do something about this instead of consciously ignoring it.

And remember that according to the Left, all of these things and more are obviously racist, but Kermit Gosnell giving preferential treatment to white women when he killed their babies is not.  Check.

Speaking of the media hiding stories, have you heard about Connecticut ‘Married’ Homosexuals George Harasz and Douglas Wirth Face Trial for Allegedly Raping their Own Adopted Boys?  Didn’t think so.

Professor Calls Republicans Stupid & Racist — among other things.  Too bad for him that a student caught it all on camera.  I hope this gets other professors to think twice before being so transparently biases.  I watched some of it.  He’s quite the Liberal mouthpiece.  I would love to see retired conservatives audit classes like this and set theses guys straight.  Or at least ensure they have some adult supervision.

Remember, people pay tens of thousands of dollars per year to get indoctrinated like this.  You do not need his “information” to be a productive member of society or to keep a real job.

And the theological liberals abuse the word love, as the quote below hints.  It isn’t loving to lie about what God said in his word, to offer a beer to an alcoholic, to encourage someone with same-sex attraction to act on those impulses, or to encourage a scared mother to kill her child.

Planned Parenthood’s charming founder.

Final election thoughts

I’m predicting a moderate-sized Romney win, but the Democrat’s intimidation tactics and destruction of Republican registrations are already well-documented and could swing the results.  Given how Obama used your tax dollars to buy votes from millions of people I’m amazed that it could be a Romney victory at all.  But I’m encouraged that even with the seemingly non-stop Obama (free) infomercials from the mainstream media that enough people see how he is actively destroying the country and how a second term would be step functions worse.  He’ll be as unrestrained as the blind men of Sodom.

And a Romney win will be just as huge of an impact.  With some natural business cycle improvements plus Romney/Ryan policies they would sail to re-election in 4 years based on the dramatic improvements in the economy.  It would be the easiest campaign ever: “We promised, we delivered.  Want some more?”

But it gets better than that.  The Clinton Democrats will throw Obama under the bus before the Romney inauguration and keep him there permanently.  The Liberal extremists would be damaged for a long time.

Will I still have joy if Romney loses?  Of course.  That is my birthright as a Christian to have joy and contentment whenever I choose.

But will there still be something to mourn about?  Of course.  While I’m a huge fan of God’s sovereignty and how we shouldn’t act as non-Christians do when it comes to mourning or celebrating the wrong things or in the wrong way, there is nothing wrong with lamenting a Romney loss.  And as one blogger noted, there is no reason you’d tell a Romney supporter, “no big deal, God is sovereign!” any more than you’d say that to someone going through a medical issue.

As I responded on a Facebook thread, I definitely agree that our hope should be in Jesus. Mine is. And we need an eternal perspective. But taking that to an extreme would also mean that the “love your neighbor” command isn’t a big deal. After all, this life is just a short blip, right? But if I love my neighbors, I want them to have religious freedom, I want them to have jobs, I don’t want them to be killed just because they are unwanted, I don’t their minds poisoned with sexual perversions in public schools, etc. And this election deals with all of those things.

The lesser of two evils is still less evil.  We aren’t voting for a religious leader.  We are electing someone to govern us with the values most approximating a biblical worldview, and our choices are limited.  Even if a self-proclaimed Christian ran you can never be 100% sure he is legitimate.  Remember, Obama claims to be a Christian.

And remember, it isn’t just about the President.  While the incumbent has violated the Constitution at will, most Presidents don’t.  So the Congress is crucial.  When people long for the “Clinton years” what they are really longing for is a conservative Republican Congress.  And the “Bush years” that Obama blames the most were the “Democrat Congress years.”

So get out and vote Republican if you haven’t already!  And remind Democrats that until their platform is changed, they are officially pro-abortion: No restrictions of any kind plus taxpayer-funding.

Ann Coulter: Rude, but right in exposing moral schizophrenia

Note: Please don’t be one of those people who sit out the election because Romney isn’t a Christian or doesn’t perfectly align with your views.  The lesser of two evils is less evil.  

And in this case, it is a lot less evil.

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Ann Coulter knows how to get attention.  I think she is over-the-top too often, but she is far more fact-based than anything I see on the Left.  And when her critics take the bait she exposes them for their extreme hypocrisy.

Consider the hand-wringing over her calling Obama a retard.  Of course she shouldn’t use terms like that.  But she wasn’t making fun of mentally retarded people, she was making fun of Obama.

More importantly, note the moral schizophrenia of those who criticize her for using a politically incorrect word referring to mentally retarded people while advocating for the legal destruction of those same people.

Remember, the Left celebrates the fact that they have reduced the number of people with Down Syndrome people by 90%.  Read that carefully: They haven’t prevented cases of Down Syndrome, they reduced the number of people with Down Syndrome by justifying the killing of them in the womb.

This illustration summarizes it perfectly (click here if you can’t see the image).

How long do you think it will be before Obamacare requires people to have abortions to eliminate “unfit” people?

And speaking of Obamacare, please don’t miss her latest column on the importance of electing Romney.  There are so many reasons he is vastly superior to Obama: The economy, religious freedom, the cause of life and more.  But the longest term impact will be whether we can put the brakes on the devastating consequences of Obamacare.

The single most important issue in this election is ending the national nightmare of Obamacare.

If Obamacare if not stopped, it will permanently change the political culture of this country. There will be no going back. America will become a less productive, less wealthy nation. What wealth remains will have to be plowed into Obamacare — to the delight only of the tens of thousands of government bureaucrats administering it.

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You know who specializes in rescuing failing enterprises and making things work? Mitt Romney.

Contrary to ignorant slanders about Romney’s private sector work, his specialty was not buying thriving companies and stripping them for parts. Rather, the Bain Capital model was to take companies that were on the verge of collapse — about to cut all jobs, pensions and health care for their workers — and save the business.

Romney is the Red Adair of his profession. He’s like a doctor who specializes in multiple gunshot wounds or an oncologist who takes only Stage 4 cancer patients. Yes, there were layoffs, but also lots and lots of jobs, profit, success, efficiency, saved businesses and saved lives.

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Not only has Romney promised to issue a 50-state waiver from Obamacare on his first day in office and then seek a formal repeal and replacement, but he’ll know how to do it. The savior of dying companies will fix health care in this country so that no Democrat will be able to wreck it again.

The only way to rid ourselves of this national poison pill, set to destroy both health care and the nation at large, is to elect Mitt Romney our next president.

Roundup

The pastoral “call,” and how there isn’t one — The “called to _____” is one of the most common examples of sloppy God talk.  People often ignore the clear requirements for pastors and elders and lead with vague statements about feelings.  They let their self-validation trump what the Bible says, which, ironically enough, should be evidence that they aren’t “called.”

They were chuckling and sharing the story of how one of them felt, as a (young!) teenager and a brand-new convert, that he “had the call,” meaning “the call” to preach. So he announced his call one week, and got up to preach the next. Period. No training, no apprenticeship, no evidence, no clue as to what it meant Biblically to preach (let alone be a pastor). He attributes this to a move of the Lord at that time in that location, as He reportedly grabbed up a lot of young men and “called” them to preach.

The brothers clarified that in their culture, all one need to is announce that he has “the call,” and he is to preach. Like, right away.

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Nature publishes discovery of fossil with complex brain dated just after the Cambrian explosion — Once again, evidence that Intelligent Design would predict and Darwinism would not.  The Darwin lobby will ignore this or try to pretend that it supports evolution — even though it is the opposite of everything they’ve claimed for 150 years.

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A great video for Christians, Democrats and especially black Christians.

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As I’ve said before, Detroit is the petri dish of Liberalism.  Now police are warning people not to enter Detroit because it is so unsafe.  If you want your city to be like Detroit, then vote Democrat.

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Undercover Sting Reveals Eagerness of Obama Camp to Facilitate Voter Fraud — just more evidence when they lie about fraud not existing.  Remember this when people claim that we don’t need voter ID or that it is somehow racist (Project Veritas has more videos like this).

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Officer Has Career Destroyed for Acknowledging Islamic Enemy — this is part of the deadliness of political correctness.

How much success would we have had in World War II if politically servile top brass had punished military officers for failing to whitewash Nazi ideology? The answer sheds light on our current difficulties:

During a press briefing, Army General Martin Dempsey, President Barack Obama’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, publicly lambasted Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Matthew Dooley, a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a highly decorated combat veteran. His reason: The course on Islamic Radicalism which LTC Dooley was teaching at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) of the National Defense University was offensive to Muslims, according to a statement released on Monday by officials from a public-interest law firm in Michigan.

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Obamunists Call for Vandalizing Cars With Romney Stickers — I wish I was surprised by this.  Even sadder are the people promising to riot if Romney wins.  This all stems from the sense of entitlement brought by Liberalism and appealing to the lowest common denominators of coveting and instant gratification.

If you put a Romney sticker on your car and it is subsequently vandalized by the lower grade of human that is attracted to the Democrat Party, you can’t say you weren’t warned. Twitchy reports:

As Twitchy has reported, unhinged supporters of President Barack Obama are stealing, defacing, and urinating on pro-Mitt Romney yard signs and bumper stickers.

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Joel Osteen, Rick Warren and Oprah — need I say more?

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I’m not into marching band stuff, but this was very impressive.  Go Bucks!

Ten minutes to prove the devastating impact of media bias

Voters aren’t just uninformed about key issues and people, they are deliberately misinformed by the media to ignore faults of Democratic candidates and even to attribute them to Republicans.  And they are well-informed about irrelevant issues and false attacks.

When you start watching this video you might just get the impression that it is mocking ignorant people and that both sides could do that (although Snoop Dogg sure is a winsome and compelling representative of all things Obama).  But keep watching and you’ll find out there is much more to this proof of media bias and how it is helping destroy the country.

Finding people who don’t know about Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, who controlled Congress at the time, etc. would be like shooting fish in a barrel.  But it wasn’t just that they were extremely uninformed on important players and issues.  Consider the following:

  • They were extremely well-informed on less important issues such as which candidate had the daughter with an out-of-wedlock child and whose political party paid $150,000 for her clothes.
  • They were extremely misinformed on many things about Palin and McCain, such as what Palin really said about Russia. Why? Because as part of the Leftist Media’s literal 18-to-1 negative to positive stories on Palin the Big 3 networks all repeated a Saturday Night Live skit that mocked Palin by distorting the truth.
  • They were extremely uninformed about negatives about the Democratic candidates, so much so that they assumed the negatives were about Palin or McCain.  They assumed that Palin made the “57 states” comment that Obama made (though ironically they realized how idiotic the statement was).  They didn’t know Obama got his opponents kicked off his ballot but assumed it was Palin or McCain.  They didn’t even know Biden quit a presidential campaign for plagiarizing a speech.  What could have been more relevant?  They didn’t know that Obama claimed that he would deliberately bankrupt the coal industry.  They had never heard of Bill Ayers.  And so on.

More here.

Zogby Poll

512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points

97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates

Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)

88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)

56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).

And yet…..

Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes

Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter

And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.

Here’s the 2012 version: Most voters don’t know how wildly successful Romney has been in business, in running the Olympics, how generous he has been, etc.

If you only consume the Liberal media then I can guarantee you that you are ill-informed.  Don’t be a tool.

Roundup

 

Great post by the Bumbling Genius about worldviews and voting.

Older people now, by handing their healthcare over to the government, is in essence handing it over to the up and coming generation, a generation that has been taught by the same older people that there are no absolutes, not even that everyone should absolutely get taken care of when they’re sick or broken.

But wait, it is even worse: That same generation has also been taught that it is all about their self-esteem and happiness and how wonderful they are. Combine that with their moral relativism and it will take about 15 minutes for them to rationalize away taking care of old people.

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I noticed that the Leftist media is working to keep the Akin rape comments issue alive and trying to pin it on Romney.  But Romney rapidly refuted Akin’s comments in a clear and thorough fashion.  That only leaves two options.

1. The Left agrees with Akin.  After all, if Romney strongly opposed Akin and the Left strongly opposes Romney, what other option is there?

2. The Left knows Romney disagreed with Akin but is so desperate to destroy Romney and avoid accountability for Obama that they have no choice but to lie.

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Should Anyone Be Surprised That MSNBC Cut The Speeches Of Republican Minorities?  If you only get your news from the Leftist media you are part of the problem.

(Red Alert Politics) MSNBC wants you to think the Republican Party hates minorities. So much so that the liberal news network cut minority speeches from it’s convention coverage.

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Hebrews and 1 Timothy Small Group Guides — they look good — and free!

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Responding to the top 10 excuses used to justify homosexuality — Hat tip: GCM Watch

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New study: smoking marijuana/cannabis permanently lowers IQ — Joints are called Stupid Sticks for a reason.

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Code Pinkos Descend on RNC Dressed as Giant Vaginas — They are so tone-deaf that they miss their obvious hypocrisy.  Shouldn’t they use these same arguments against those insisting that we pay for their birth control and abortions?

The protesters carried signs saying such things as, “Read my lips. Leave my vagina alone,” and argued that pro-life Republicans are waging a war against women.

 

The real outsourcing

Barack Obama is trying to appeal to people’s concerns about job outsourcing by making distorted attacks against Mitt Romney’s business record.  But I hope this backfires on him as his other attacks have thus far.  Consider these facts.

1. GE, one of Obama’s non-tax-paying cronies, is moving its x-ray division headquarters from Wisconsin to China. That’s one of many examples.

2. Tax rates are often bigger drivers than wage rates.  When Compaq shipped tons of jobs to Singapore in the 90’s it was because of Singapore’s tax rates.  I know, because I did many of the financial analyses.  Democrats have done nothing to make our tax rates more competitive.

3. The real problem with outsourcing isn’t that the jobs shift geographies but that they shift from citizens/taxpayers to non-citizens/non-taxpayers.  Therefore, illegal immigration is the ultimate catalyst for losing jobs.  Yet Obama has done everything he can to buy more votes by losing more jobs for his citizens.

4. Unions make U.S. businesses less competitive and foreign goods more attractive.

5. The anti-drilling Democrats send countless high paying jobs overseas, and most “Green” jobs have gone to other countries.

6. Oppressive and unworkable regulations like the Dodd-Frank bill and Obamacare make it more enticing for companies to move jobs.

Vote Republican to keep more jobs here.  More jobs here = less unemployment = more taxpayers = less people receiving benefits.

False teachers rejoice over illegal acts by President Obama

The blog of false teacher Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis rejoiced that President Obama defied the Constitution to buy Latino votes.

But this is just the beginning. “We’re not going to stop until we get the DREAM Act passed, and everyone can sleep without the fear of deportation.”

As one activist said best, “This is long overdue. This is the right thing. This is the humane thing to do, but there’s more to do.”

via Crowds Erupt in Praise as Obama Announces Immigration Policy Change – Elaina Ramsey | God’s Politics Blog | Sojourners.

That’s just more Leftist politics-disguised-as-religion.  Obama himself noted last year that it was outside the scope of his presidency to do this.  Apparently a close election has prompted him to make yet another un-Constitutional vote-buying move.

Roundup

Pro-life crash course — read this short piece a couple times and you’ll have the basic arguments down.

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Remains of dead Chinese fetuses turn up in capsules — but are we grossed out for the right reasons?

Similarly, some of the same Christians who recoil in horror at the idea of a dead fetus being microwaved in a clinic in China show no concern for the “spare” embryos they created being left to thaw in an IVF clinic in America.

Our moral intuitions are justified—we should be disgusted by the cannibalistic customs of our pagan neighbors in the East. But we should wonder why our discernment fails us when, in the name of advancing science, curing disease, or alleviating infertility, we turn a blind eye to the Satanic practices supported by our Christian neighbors in the West.

We’re like vegetarian butchers at Moloch’s feast. We think we are somehow morally superior because we draw the line at eating the children we kill. But whether the blood is on our mouths or only on our hands, the stain of the slaughter seeps into our souls.

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Great news about RINO (Republican In Name Only) Senator Dick Lugar losing in Indiana.  We don’t need people to reach across the aisle to embrace horrific ideas.  We need real conservatism and adults who will make tough spending decisions, and who can think beyond 15 minutes into the future.

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Obama’s gay marriage balancing act gets awkward — It is only awkward because some of his fans don’t realize that he’ll “finally” decide to be full-blown pro-same-sex “marriage” if he is re-elected.  Obama thinks voters are idiots, and he has some good reasons to hold that view.  Fortunately the impatience of some in the pro-gay community will help force his hand and cost him some votes for people who believe his current lies. I’m glad to see Romney with a clear stance here.  One more reason to vote for him.

Some advocates told Yahoo News that Obama surrogates endorsing gay marriage is a way for the campaign to “wink” at second-term support for the policy without taking the political risk of outright embracing gay marriage in an election year. Mitt Romney has said he would pass a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage and appoint judges who oppose gay marriage, placing himself far to the right of Obama, who helped end the military’s ban on openly gay service and abandoned the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. But despite this gulf, both candidates oppose gay marriage—an uncomfortable fact when it comes to rallying the Democratic base or fundraising from passionately pro-gay rights donors.

And it is noteworthy that 2% of the population is gay but over 15% of Obama’s big money-raisers are gay.

And then there’s the money, according to the Washington Post, one in six bundlers — the people who raise the big bucks for the Obama campaign — is gay. They are still raising money for a man who continues to twist himself into a pretzel over gay marriage, and whose White House still can’t figure out how to message it. Why? Because they believe wholeheartedly that he actually supports gay marriage, and if re-elected he will come out in full support of it and flip his position.

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Paul Washer declares war on the “sinner’s prayer.”  Great points.  My view: The Bible doesn’t ever ask you to say when you were saved or when you said some prayer.  It does tell you to examine whether you are saved now, and why.  Hat tip: Touch Ya Neighbor

Mitt Romney is a Mormon. Mormons aren’t Christians. But I’ll vote for Mitt Romney.

Romney was not on my list of desirable Republican candidates, but I’ll still vote for him.  Why?  Because the lesser of two evils is less evil.  And the current President puts forth truly evil and destructive policies.

It is interesting to see how the media and the fake Christians were quick to defend attacks on Romney’s faith when they were trying to help him win the Republican nomination but are subtly and not-so-subtly attacking his faith now.  Hypocrites.

Mormons aren’t Christians, but I have a lot more in common with them politically than I do with Leftist (read: fake) denominations like Obama’s apostate UCC.  Mormons are pro-life and pro-family.  Romney will spend far less than Obama.

And remember, we haven’t seen the worst of Obama.  If he wins again he’ll be even more unrestrained than when he pushed through the un-Constitutional Obamacare, arbitrarily decided not to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, took over General Motors to give $$ to the unions, and so much more.

Most importantly, the next President will get to appoint a couple of justices to the Supreme Court, which will swing the court to the good or the very bad for decades.

P.S. I’m so disappointed when people who should know better insist that Mormons are Christians.  See Mormonism isn’t Christianity, even if the president of Fuller Theological Seminary says otherwise for an example.

Also see Are Mormons really Christians? Are Christians really Christians?

A prediction

Now that Mitt Romney has locked up the Republican nomination, I predict that the false teachers, such as Chuck Currie, and the rest of the Leftist media who screeched about how awful it would be to use Mitt’s religion against him will now subtly and not-so-subtly go on the attack against it.  Fakes like Chuck can’t even bring themselves to acknowledge that Mormons aren’t Christians, but when it comes to protecting President Obama they will do and say almost anything..

They’ll say they have no problems with his religion, then express concerns about the Mormon treatment of blacks and how they are anti-choice (to kill innocent yet unwanted human beings) and anti-oxymoronic “same-sex marriage.”

Will they acknowledge their hypocrisy?  Of course not.  That is part of their core and they do it without shame.

Ignorance & hypocrisy = bad combination

Reading Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie opine on religion is bad, but reading him fail at economics as well is really painful.  The latest installment is from his Democratic talking point memo on Mitt Romney in Mitt Romney Doesn’t Want To Hear About Income Inequality.

First, I should note that Romney is an awful candidate.  If he had a “D” after is name then false teacher Chuck would him: pro-legalized abortion, Obamacare architect, etc.  He’s just not as flaming of a liberal as Obama so Chuck is going after him.

First, the Romney quote in question:

“Everywhere he goes we hear him talking about millionaires and billionaires and executives and Wall Street. It’s a very envy-oriented, attack-oriented approach and I think it’ll fail.”

If Chuck were intellectually honest, he’d say that Obama is a raging hypocrite because he is the one taking the most money from Wall Street!  While false teacher Chuck gives sermons on why Jesus would be pro-OWS, he ignores that his hero is by far the largest recipient of their largesse.

So is Chuck ignorant, a hypocrite, or both?

We ought to be talking about these issues in every venue because, as William Jennings Bryan once said, every great economic question is in reality a great moral question.

Yes, we should talk about economics.  But that doesn’t mean the liberal solutions are good.

Have you seen the video of the lady with 12 kids by multiple fathers who insists that others have to take care of her?  She is a product of Chuck’s ideology and false religion.

My advice to Romney would be to talk more about this as well, but for the opposite reasons Chuck has.  I’d just keep asking who has received the most from Wall Street millionaires, then ask who is playing the class warfare card (Obama and Obama).

It isn’t about envy.

Yes, it is.

It is about homeless children and their families sleeping outdoors because of economic policies that benefit the wealthy while those Jesus would have called the “least of these” are left behind.

More hypocrisy: Chuck is wildly pro-abortion, even lobbying for taxpayer-funded abortions. Seems to me that involves killing the “least of these.”

And of course, he hasn’t proved that conservative policies caused those problems.  Hint: Look at inner city problems then note that Democrats have had virtual monopolies on their education and politics for half a century.  That’s the problem!

It’s about growing hunger in a land of plenty.  For Christians and other people of faith, it is a matter of justice.

If someone came from outer space and saw how the poor in the U.S. lived compared to the rest of the world, they’d ask why everyone else doesn’t follow our model.  Could it be better?  Of course, but more liberal ideas like Chuck’s which are based on sinful coveting will only make things worse.

Roundup

Mitt Romney on abortion and stem cell research in his own words — Make no mistake: He is pro-legalized abortion all the way.  He is not a conservative.  He’s better than Obama, of course, but only marginally and in the sense that it is better to smash your thumb with a hammer four times instead of five times.

Ironic Surrealism has the best and most thorough collection of the Occupy Wall Street excesses, such as this video where a large group chants about how you can have sex with animals.

Free Advanced Pro-Life Apologetics course — Scott Klusendorf is a master at his craft.  I highly encourage both sides to take these courses.  Pro-lifers can use them to better defend life.  Pro-aborts can use them to learn more about the other side.

The Crusades are still referred to reflexively as an alleged example of Christian excesses.  While there is some truth to that, the entire story is much different.  Courtesy of Stand to Reason:

Here’s a helpful article describing the real history of the Crusades.  Some key facts:

  • They were a defensive response to centuries of Muslim aggression.
  • Attacking Jews was condemned by the Pope and never the purpose of a Crusade
  • Crusaders for the most part were pious men who sacrificed a great deal to go on a crusade 

Chew on this, Warren Buffett & Co.! — GOP introduces its own Buffett Rule: Add explicit donation option to tax returns.  They could have done that all along, but this shines a light on their faux generosity.

Gay domestic terrorist groups are getting violent.  Where is the news coverage?  Where are the cries of hate crimes?  Are the pro-gay groups, including the alleged Christians in that camp, guilty for inciting this?  (Hey, that’s their logic if a gay ever gets hurt, as if the perpetrators just came from a Focus on the Family “Love Won Out” conference.)

Ron Paul pro-life ad — good for him!

Remember who got 20% of his 2008 funding from Wall Street and who got more from Wall Street than anyone else in the last 20 years, including George W. Bush.

President Obama tells a big lie about a teacher to advance his agenda and the media ignores it.

Video: Occupy Portland Protesters Sing “F*ck the USA” — Charming.  Not surprisingly, false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie says that supporting Portland and other “Occupy” movements is the Christian thing to do.

Mormons: Still nice neighbors. Still not Christians.

Since Mormonism is back in the news I thought I’d share the post below.  The “still not Christians” part of the title is sure to offend, but words mean things.  Short version: The Mormon Jesus is not the same as the Christian Jesus, so we don’t have the same religion.

They come to my door trying to convert me because they think I have the wrong religion.  But that doesn’t offend me.  I know we’re different.  I would expect anyone who thinks they have the proper view of God, salvation and the world to want to persuade others to their way of thinking (and shame on Christians who have no such desire to do that, whether by doing it themselves or supporting others who do so).

Also see Mormonism 101 for a terrific overview of that religion.  It doesn’t say why they are wrong and Christianity is right, it just gives a thorough and accurate history and overview of Mormonism — thus highlighting why Mormonism is not just another Christian denomination.

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A Mormon on a now-defunct blog wrote the following after I pointed out how it is frustrating for them to play the “We’re Christians, too” card while simultaneously trying to save us via their worldview.  I really appreciated his candor, especially in contrast to the kind of responses I got on Part I.

I can see that we do double speak, trying to stand on both sides of the line and often feint ignorance until called out. I found my self doing it with that last post. I almost took the polyandry references out because I wanted to protect other LDS readers who I know are following this conversation. I realize that I have this knowledge and my tendency is to hide it from less informed members of my faith. Ultimately I decided to leave it in and that is in large part due to reading your criticisms in other places and not wanting to be apart of this legitimate frustration.

I fully understand that as a Mormon, I am dishonest if I try to make our doctrines sound the same as yours so that we can get along better. They are different and I know that. When bloggers say, “Billy Mormon would never talk bad about your beliefs” it is just silly. By definition, our church proclaims that yours is wrong. We send out missionaries to say other churches are wrong, come be baptized here instead. I saw these types of comments and I recognize them for what they are.

What he wrote was the opposite of what many Mormons have said on this blog and elsewhere.  I realize that not all Christians agree on every topic and not all Mormons agree on every topic, but what he addressed was obviously related to the essentials of their faith.  So if Mormons don’t agree with him then one of you isn’t a Mormon (or at least one of you isn’t well educated in your faith).

Again, kudos to him for his honesty.  That goes a long way towards having productive dialogues.  It doesn’t bother me if people disagree with me, but I don’t like to waste time with folks who insist that they agree and disagree with me at the same time on the same subject.

P.S. I think this is one of the items we were discussing at the time:

Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, 150: “When our father Adam came to the garden of Eden he came into it with a celestial body, and he brought eve, one of his wives, with him. He helped to make and organize this world.

He is Michael, the archangel the ancient of days, about whom holy men have written and spoken he is our father and our god and the only god with whom we have to do.”

Those are irreconcilable differences in who God is and how the world works. Different God. Different creation narrative. Adam = God and Michael ??!! You can’t even get out of Genesis 1 without seeing the clear differences, let alone John 1 or countless other passages.

Play False Teacher Bingo with false teacher Chuck Currie!

Fisking the posts of  false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie and similar Democratic shills gets repetitive, so I thought I’d make a handy list of bingo-type items to make it more fun.  You better pay attention, though, because there will usually be a winner before you get past the first paragraph.

The politics-disguised-as-religion of false teacher Chuck and others is pretty predictable.  Here’s a sample from his latest post — Jon Huntsman’s Crazy Tweet.

1. Faux attempt at agreeability: Check

There is a lot you can disagree with GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman on.  After all, debate is what campaigns are all about.

Of course, Huntsman is from the Obama team and is as much of a true conservative as Chuck is a true Christian.  And Chuck usually prattles about civility before making vicious and unfounded attacks.

2. Straw man about Christians being anti-science: Check

But I appreciated his “crazy” tweet this week for two reasons:  he embraced science (while the rest of the GOP field seems to be afraid of science and the role it plays in society) and he demonstrated that there are issues on which Republicans and Democrats can and should find common ground.

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Of course, he shouldn’t blindly trust scientists on global warming or anything else.  If Chuck knew about original sin he’d realize that everyone is capable of putting their interests over the truth.  Sort of how Chuck is a serial, unrepentant liar himself.

And of course, everyone believes in some form of evolution.  It is part of the Leftist game to act like we don’t realize that micro-evolution exists.  That is a real tip-off to whether your opponent is being disingenuous like Chuck and Huntsman.

And do Chuck and Huntsman trust the scientists worried about how global warming will tip of space aliens?  Now that seems crazy to me.  I keep thinking that must be fromThe Onion, but apparently not.

3. Pretend that Republicans only care about themselves and not the country, while slamming those who question Obama’s patriotism: Check.

 You’ll remember that the GOP’s Senate leader was asked after the 2010 election what his party’s #1 priority was:  beating President Obama in 2012, he replied.  He didn’t say fixing the economy or creating jobs.

Did Chuck miss where Obama’s economic counsel noted that he needed to do something about jobs so he could get re-elected but not because they should actually do something about jobs?

4. Ridiculous hyperbole:  Check.

The only goal the Republicans have is defeating President Obama and in the debate over the debt ceiling they proved they were willing to drive the country over a cliff to do so – no matter what happened to the American people.

Pointing out that spending 60+% over what you take in is bad for the health of the nation is not “driving the country over a cliff.”  Spending 60% more than what you take in is driving the country over a cliff — and saying it is all Jesus’ idea is just blasphemy on the part of the religious Left.

5. Repeat the “Tea Party downgrade” sound bite like a good little fake reverend political shill: Check

And thus we received the Tea Party downgrade of our credit rating as a nation.  All because of politics.

Oh, yes, because people like Chuck are never just about politics!  And the S&P documents were clear in saying that a $4 trillion reduction would have saving the rating.  And who had the $4 trillion reduction in the plan?  The Tea Party.  But Chuck is just reading from his script.

6. Pretend that the Republicans should pick the candidate that the Democrats and the mainstream media (a redundancy, I know) like best: Check.

Huntsman is running a campaign that seems to be based on the idea that the country is more important than any one election or political party.

This is like E.J. Dionne’s article this morning fawning over Mitt Romney and bashing Rick Perry.  Uh, isn’t Dionne a serious Liberal?  If he likes a Republican candidate that much shouldn’t I be a bit wary?  Same thing with Chuck pushing Huntsman.

But hey, letting the Left pick McCain in 2008 sure turned out well, didn’t it?

7. Work in the “hate”/ “homophobe” theme: Check

The Tea Party GOP might hate him for it and he might drop out before a single vote is cast but it will be to their lasting regret.

OK, that wasn’t Chuck’s typical abuse of the “hate” card, but most of his posts have it.  He typically plays the Liberal game of quoting some group that has classified another group as a “hate organization.”  How do they define hate?  Merely stating that homosexual behavior is a sin or that Islam is a false religion (so technically they think all authentic Christians — and Jesus, of course — are haters).  But Chuck & Co. never offer real evidence, they just quote the 3rd party as being authoritative.

And of course, those like Chuck are the real homophobes, as they are so scared of the LGBTQ lobby that they’ll deny their (alleged) God, holy book and common sense to please them.

8.Work in terms like extremist, radical right, etc. – preferably multiple times: Check

Huntsman is a conservative, no question about it, but he is a principled American first and a candidate like that could win a general election (maybe not against President Obama, who is also a principled man) but the GOP today doesn’t seem as interested in principle as they do extremism.

Chuck was lazy today, but he usually works in the “extremist” theme several times.

Seems to me that the extremists would be those who think that:

  • it is OK to crush and dismember innocent but unwanted human beings
  • marriage should be redefined to include men marrying men and women marrying women.
  • you should tell the government to take from neighbor A by force to “give” to neighbor B and call it charity on your part.
  • you can call yourself a  Christian reverend but teach that Jesus is not the only way to salvation, you can’t trust the Bible, and that Christians have as much to learn from Islam and other religions as they do from us.
  • it is good parenting to take 6 yr. old girls to gay pride parades.

9. Play the race card: Whoa — he forgot one of his favorites!  Maybe he’ll update the post later.  If you’ve seen Chuck at his blog or when he posts elsewhere, he has a little routine where as quickly as possible he makes some sort of KKK or other racist reference.  My favorite example of his race-baiting was when he didn’t realize that the pastor he was criticizing was black and and he accused him of being a racist.  Oops!

Here’s your list.  What am I missing?

1. Faux attempt at agreeability

2. Straw man about Christians being anti-science

3. Pretend that Republicans only care about themselves and not the country, while slamming those who question Obama’s patriotism

4. Ridiculous hyperbole

5. Repeat the “Tea Party downgrade” sound bite

6. Pretend that the Republicans should pick the candidate that the Democrats and the mainstream media (a redundancy, I know) like best

7. Work in the “hate” /”homophobe” theme

8. Work in terms like extremist, radical right, etc. – preferably multiple times

9. Work the race card