Friday, November 5, 2010


Just an update from my too infrequent postings....a Civil Rights leader you never heard of passed. From the New York Times in mid-October.

Most people remain mystified as to the root causes of Black-on-Black homicide. Sociologists, criminologists, police, politicians, and even pastors continue to be baffled as to why Black folk murder their own kind at the rate in which they do.

Most think the root causes are economic, but as I observe too often in Atlanta, most of the murders have little connection with robbery or illegal drugs. But there is an instructive passage in Bible tells us in Proverbs 26:2 "...the curse causeless shall not come."

If we would look to the causes of the involuntary death rate of Blacks in this country, we would do well to cast a glance at the statistics on voluntary homicide - that is, the Black abortion rate for a root cause to this evil curse. "...the curse causeless shall not come."

Saints like Mildred Jefferson devoted their lives to saving lives and calling attention to the scourge of death which invariably begets the culture of death - like the one now running rampant in the Black Community.

May the good Lord Jesus, the Christ of God, welcome her with open arms! Maranatha!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Politically driven: Obama and the 'precepts' of Jesus

Wow. A startling confession from the president that he is a Christian. We've been waiting for some kind of confirmation that Obama was who he said he was since his presidency began, namely a Christian. Two weeks ago he went to church with his family. Congratulations. Now, he's giving testimonies of faith. Progress.

Cynics are saying this is poll-driven faith-noise - and it may well be. But I'm willing to accept a teleprompter free statement - almost any statement - from this president supporting Christianity because it gives us a moral point of reference to address. For example, what do the "precepts" of Jesus tell us about the sanctity of life? Then why do you, Mr. President, support legal measures which terminate the lives of the unborn? What does the Savior have to say about marriage and homosexuality? Then why do you, Mr. President, support homosexual marriage and for all legal purposes, extending equal rights of homosexuals with heterosexuals? If the precepts of Jesus have any meaning at all, they have a moral point of reference.

Having a moral point of reference in the first place locates moral norms and provides people with a appeal to reason on controversial issues. After all, how can we dialogue if I don't know where you're coming from? Were it not for the Law of Moses, the Pharisees might not have been able to place a charge against Jesus. So now, at least the president says he is a Christian by choice and the Savior died for him, too. OK. I can work with that.

Now we can begin the critical dialogue with the president's liberal Christianity on a national stage. This is better than nothing. I just couldn't take another presidential Sunday filled with golf and basketball while the president's wife and daughters are - yet again - starved of the nourishment of the faith dad claims he has while there's no Church, no Communion, no mention of Christ, ever, in the first family's lives.


Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Quote of the Year

The Quote (so far) of the year comes from John Kelly from the American Thinker:

There is a sense with Obama and his academic cadre that Americans have fallen into Wonderland's rabbit hole and are whirling, unstable and uncertain, while being forcefully attended to by blind visionaries bent on dictating the madness of a hellish and impossible utopia.

This captures the feeling I have had since early on in the Obama presidency. I keep trying to figure out things, but when you are whirling about in an opaque abyss - that seems like some kind of parallel time warp in which down is up and up is down - there's not a lot that can be understood with clarity other than "Danger, Will Robinson!". Something bad is happening, but you can't see it - yet, you can only sense it.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Getting it Right: Sharia Law is the Issue

This article from the Washington Times gets it right. Sharia Law opens wide the critical fault line between Muslims and the West. It is the "2nd wave", so to speak, of Islamic attack on Western values - after outright violence. Thus, to ignore Sharia while focusing on the Qu'ran is folly.

May God open America's eyes.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Burning the Qu'ran...what's the point? Here's one.

This issue reminds me of a terrible Chris Rock joke where he once said he could never beat his wife - but he certainly understood those who did. There is a dark wit hidden behind the revulsion there, of course. But likewise, there is something about burning a Qu'ran that while it is initially repulsive, but I can see where those who would do it - could do it.

Indeed, there is, if one would be really honest, something quite sinister behind Islam, jihad, the Qu'ran, and the anti-Western and anti-American messages of the "Islamic radicals". What people who are not sympathetic to the Qu'ran burners are not seeing - and perhaps don't want to see - is the reality that there is a war going on in the name of Islam. Sure, Islamic "radicals" have declared this war, but how many more times must we in the West be surprised again by the violent actions of a so-called Muslim "moderate"? As we have seen, Muslim moderates lack both voice and conviction in their denunciation of Islamically inspired violence against the West. But who is a radical and who is not isn't the point, though. The point is...when will we in the West get absolutely serious about the Qu'ran, Sharia Law, and the imams who weekly preach the fundamentals of what really is scarcely little more than a political manifesto of world conquest in theological drag?

To say that Islam - as it is being preached and taught - is encroaching upon American sensitivities is an understatement. For sure, the anniversary of 9/11 always reopens an old wound. The U.S. Cole. The Ground Zero mosque. The Fort Hood shooting. The Shoe Bomber. The New Jersey reconnaisance crew. This list has grown out of control. Even this most recent false alarm: why in the world would you tape a watch to a bottle of Pepto Bismol and tuck it in a piece of flight luggage separate from your original destination - if you were not up to something evil? Come on now, if we will be honest, the continual arrests of Islamic men - foreign and domestic - intent on doing harm to America is without precedent - and yet the people will not point to the obvious.

Indeed, even largely secular Europe is warning America. What has happened to us can happen to you sooner than you think, Uncle Sam, they are saying. Look at London, Amsterdam, or Paris. Controversy upon controversy over hijabs, burkas, Muhammad cartoons, airport screenings, and many other things all seem to have a point of commonality - Islam and its inability to cope with the West.

So what does the West do? Again and again, retreat from principle and TOLERATE. Most Americans have come to accept the flag-burnings and "Death to America" chants as a given. But even aloof France, an avowedly secular country, has gotten concerned. And with evidence from a smuggled video of a Parisian Muslim call to prayer on a busy Paris street, ordinary Parisiens are dismayed by what Islamists are doing to their secular city, block by block, burb by burb.

So, while these Qu'ran burning pastors may seem a little cuckoo, what they are doing, like canaries in the coal mine, is sounding the alarm. I hear it. Clanging loudly. I hear what they are saying. None of them hate Islam, per se, it seems, but they love Christian America so much that they cannot allow another day to pass without bearing witness, like the Watchmen on the Wall in Ezekiel 3, of an encroaching enemy.

The question isn't whether or not America will tolerate Islam and "be a good neighbor" but whether or not this country's men of God will join these "crazy" pastors and put up a spiritual and moral stand at the 50 yard line, or retreat, tolerate, and eventually put up a stand - by force of arms, perhaps - at our own goaline.

However, given the weakening of our leadership in Washington and our collectively diminished moral discernment, will we, like the Jerusalem priests and false prophets who scoffed at genuinely prophetic warnings of doom, also not heed the warnings before us because the men doing the shouting and Qu'ran burning are "crazy"? Could these men be right?

So, no, I wouldn't burn a Qu'ran, but I certainly understand those who would.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Thank you, Stephen Hawking!

Wow! It is not often that Christians receive a gift from unbelievers. But here's one right here. The reknown agnostic physicist Stephen Hawking has just upped the ante on reverse brilliance. Simply put, it is a conclusion of exceptionally moronic proportion - absurdity on a platter, if you will. Are you ready?


The universe and all we know about it came into being spontaneously.

Wow. Ranks right up there with the best of Grimm's "Just So" stories. And they laugh at us Christians for taking it on FAITH that God - an intelligent Agent of an immense kind - created the universe and the material world that we observe.

Don't you just want to laugh right back when you see a man of such a depth of intelligence explain away the created order via self creation? I had to read the article some ten times to make sure I got it straight. Never mind "ex nihil - nihil fit" we all learned in Philosophy 101, Mr. Hawking and his physicist cohort at CalTech, Mr. Mlodinow, have indeed proven Albert Einstein's maxim: "The man of science is a poor philosopher."

Dare I say that Romans 1 suggests the perfect epitaph to modern science and cosmology: "Professing themselves wise, they became fools....and worshipped the creature rather than the Creator...".

These people need our prayers.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Glen Beck and the Separation of God from Country

First of all, I want to say I that admired Glen Beck's boldness and initiative in organizing the Rally at the Mall in Washington, D.C. last week. 300,000 looked to me to be about right in terms of how many attended. Obviously, he has a finger on the pulse of the Patriotic Soul of many Americans. His instinct is sure. And right now, the "God and Country" theme is what's up. Restoration and Recovery. Ordinary Americans are sensing the slipping away of the symbols and substance of America. The elites just don't get this. They never do.

However, what made this rally so interesting to me was that it was as much about getting right with God as it was a finger-wag at the Three Branches of Government. Sure, Obama angers many. But he's a Socialist neophyte who's been found out. And as far as We The People are concerned, like The Who sang, "We Won't Get Fooled Again". And the Courts are out of control, too, imposing loftily and ideologically from the bench. How in the world does a Constitutionally vested Federal judge invalidate Natural Law? He did in California. The U.S. Congress may be too far gone. As corrupt as the Roman Senate under the Gracchii, these "leaders" are contempible - spending the People's money wildly, not reading the bills they pass, and passing laws that do not apply to themselves. Unwilling to stand firm for anything, they've become as toothless and obeisant as the National Convention under the Ancien Regime.

But the people by and large also sense that pointing fingers can be awfully hypocritical. The moral lessons of the Good Book, the Bible, particularly from the New Testament, shout at us to get our own houses in order. If the country is to be saved and reclaimed, as Mr. Beck suggests, salvation must come from the People, not from Government. Populism does have a moral center - and it's certainly not in Washington.

And therein lies my discontent. Where, precisely, is America's moral center? Presumably it can be found in the faithful and believing Christian core of America. Among those diehards that hold to the truth of the Word of God and who happen to believe that America has a divine calling in the world. Mr. Glen Beck, on the other hand, is a Mormon. He is a believing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, who collectively, - despite their clever nomenclature - are just not Christians in any historic or theological sense. But more on that later. What needs to be said is that we are all servants of those whom we obey and heed. Thus, to the extent that we hear and heed Glen Beck, we serve Glen Beck and his interests - and we serve the deity that Glen Beck serves. But has it come to this? - the view that Faith is a relative exercise? The Vox Populi is a Mormon one?

Now, about Mormonism itself. There are websites galore that reveal what they believe, how, and why. No need for a critique of Joseph Smith or of Mormonism tout court here and now. Suffice it to say that their confessions of faith, their creeds, their sacred scriptures, and their history, simply have no relationship to the Jesus of Nazareth of the New Testament. The founder of the faith, Joseph Smith, was as enigmatic a character as had ever been seen in revival-soaked America in the early 1800s. Beginning just with the issue of polygamy, most Protestants, Orthodox, and Catholics would have a very hard time with Mormon teachings on God, the Trinity, the eternality of the Jesus, salvation, the Chosen People, the sacra biblica, and the many, many other issues vital to holiness and faith in historic Christianity.

Which brings us to the huddled masses who listen to Mr. Beck and came to see him and hear him speak this past weekend. My intuition tells me that not more than 10% of them were Mormons. My intuition tells me that most were probably Evangelical, Mainline, Roman Catholic, and perhaps a smidgen of Jews. What did they come forth to see? A voice crying in the wilderness? Or was it a lost voice in the wilderness?

On the one hand, Glen Beck's clever use of "God and Country" themes are the stuff of patriotism. Good and important questions were asked. Moreover, it kept his gathering relatively free from political posturing, pro and con. I mean, you can scorn the themes all you want, but being a Patriot has been expanded to mean you love God, too, and this was long before the Pledge of Allegiance was edited in the 1950s to "include" Him. But on the other hand, and quite uncomfortably for me, Glen Beck's rally raised the specter of "Which God?"

I really mean this. Are the Mormoms, now, to be counted among those who may sing the hymn "God of our Fathers" truthfully and with the resonance of a faithful kinship? Can, or rather should, a Mormon now lead the Christians to salvation, repentance, and restored government? Are Mormons now Christians? is a better question. If so, what then do we say of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob - and the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? Shall a disciple of Joseph Smith - of all people - now lead us? (The implications for evangelical support for a Mitt Romney presidency hangs on this question, I believe.)

Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice. They will not follow the voice of a stranger." Given these crisp and insightful words, coupled with what I saw this weekend, I am certain I can no longer trust the discernment of We The People, nor their wisdom, for it seems they have gone the way of Baal. In listening heartily to the voice of "another", I fear that We The People are quietly being sifted as wheat.


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The laying on of hands

This is a curious pic if for no other reason than its capture of President Obama actually submitting to the prayerful laying on of hands by Christian ministers. How quaint. I'd almost forgotten about this pic.

But is this pic solid evidence of his Christianity? I hardly think so.

My question is - which of these ministers of God is his pastor? Oh, what, you say? I'm sorry...he doesn't have a pastor? Why not? Because he doesn't attend church. Well, well. Has anyone thought that perhaps because he isn't submitted to a man of God, might this be a good reason why his country isn't submitted to his office? It could be.

One question bothers me though: without a church or a pastor, how does he take Holy Communion, I wonder? Does he even take Holy Communion? I really don't know. Does anybody know? Perhaps he's one of those Christians who presides at and toasts bon sante to Muslims at Ramadan celebrations, plays several rounds of golf on the Lord's Day, yet refrains from Communion. Yeah, perhaps he's one of those "Christians". If so, then they NEED to lay hands on him, I guess.

Quite the stranger in the White House.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Obama's Faith Defenders

Not surprisingly, the president's Christian loyalists have rallied to his defense. In an open letter bizarrely entitled, Faith is Not a Political Issue", several ministerial leaders offer a resounding affirmation of Mr. Obama's Christian convictions. Questioning a political leader's faith conviction is not a topic of public discourse, they say. I beg your pardon? This isn't China - it's the United States. The history of political jousting for higher office in the US is immersed in questions of religious fitness, Christian critique, jibes, controversy, and certainly innuendo - from the Quaker abolitionists to the Mormons of Utah to the Irish Roman Catholics. It might help to put down a theology book and pick up a history book.

And I hate to break it to you guys, but in a free-speech zone, as yet exists in the USA, Mr. Obama's faith and his allegiance to that Faith remain a topic of concern to the electorate.

But look, the real issue is that very little the president's said or done in executive office sounds or looks uniquely Christian to anyone. And tellingly, nothing in this letter defends his faith, either. And I dare say that if the president had been in the habit of performing overtly Christian acts, his deeds would have surely been enumerated. The list reads like a Who's Who of Progressive and hard-Left social justice Christians, AME's, UCC's, PCUSAs, and the occasional gay-ish "community" church leaders who are all "deeply troubled" about the political discourse surrounding Obama's faith, but apparently expressed no opinion about the Christian president's continual absence from their pews, nor was there a line in the letter prodding Michelle, at least perhaps, to bring the girls to church.

Hey, we who are the so-called conservative believers were just asking. And we still are. Even non-believers send their kids to church. Show us a devoutly Christian gesture that engenders confidence in your Christianity Mr. President. We live in a land steeped in the Judeo-Christian tradition. We Americans know a Christian act when we see one. So, come now, throw us a bone. We are waiting.

Ah, Reverend T.D. Jakes, I have always liked you, but even the good ones can slip up I suppose.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Why defend the Faith?

As usual, Albert Mohler sums up why now is the time for the Lord's people to learn how to defend the Faith. College students who happen to be Bible-believing Christians are under attack. There really are college professors who seek to do harm to Christianity by undermining parental teaching and instruction. Previously, such persons were likely to say nothing, preferring discretion in order to win tenure, get a research grant, and make friends. But in today's hostile-to-Christianity climate some in higher academia have taken off the gloves and are now telegraphing the plays. Why is this?

These profs see Christianity as a kind of literary pest from the past, a religion based on an archaic "just-so" story, the lone obstacle to both the triumph of scientific inquiry and the kind of ethical libertinism they prefer in their own personal lives. So, the last thing they want is conservative-minded students dotting the classroom who are confident in their Christianity. Seeing themselves as "change-agents", the first order of the day for them, then, is to use the classroom as a bully pulpit to hurl critical abuse at the teachings of the Bible and in so doing, discredit the Faith intellectually. Hearing this kind of anti-Christian erudition and sophistication can come like a stun-grenade. For most Christian students, it will be the first, but not the last, serious challenge to the "whys and hows" of what they believe. Naturally, they waver and wonder. Even the verbally astute among them are silenced into worldview submission.

So what's a Christian parent to do?

Prepare for battle, for one. While the weapons of our warfare are not ultimately carnal, we must be ready to do battle for the minds of our children by strengthening our areas of weakness. Leaving the safe confines of a Christian home for the adventurous world of higher learning - where ideas are always in motion - can be a bit intimidating. I'd heard R.C. Sproul say once that the unfortunate choice for many Christians in higher education was between a good education or a Christian education. But this doesn't have to be. One universal area of weakness among Christians I meet today is in the arena of Christian Apologetics - the defense of the Christian faith. Though Christian Apologetics has been around since the infancy of the Church, most have never heard of it. One of my ministry's main goals is to change that.

Since I happen to teach Christian Apologetics at the high school and collegiate level, I want to recommend a couple of books to encourage believing parents to give to their rising juniors, seniors, and graduates preparing for college. One is Dinesh D'Souza's "What's So Great About Christianity". Concise, intelligent, and a thoroughly enjoyable read. Students (and parents) will read about the tremendously impressive contributions of Christianity - uniquely above all other faiths - to the Western and modern world. This book will make you say "Wow!" at least once. Here's a link to Dinesh's website.

The second book I'd like to recommend is "The Privileged Planet", by Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards. This book also comes as set with a very nice DVD. The premise of the book is that there is - to a remarkable degree - such unique and design-friendly construction involved in the dimension, size, scope and elemental details of the Universe, the Solar System, and the Earth. Moreover, the fact that this kind of highly complex design is detectable to scientists in the first place raises all kinds of questions about intelligence versus coincidence and design versus randomness. The conclusion that there just might be some kind of Intelligent Agent involved in the making of the world as we know it is a compelling one.

The Intelligent Design movement emerges from this same logic. The idea isn't to draw students into a theological argument about Who designed the world or why it was designed but to engage students with where the science is right now and what this science is drawing intelligent people to conclude.

It would be difficult to read both of these books in a Summer and not be ready to go toe-to-toe against professorial bullying by Fall semester. Armed with prayer and skilled apologetics, the Christian student can make a serious dent in the campus culture.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

President Obama, a Christian? I kinda doubt it.

From the "if it walks like duck..." files, the blogosophere and media don't often share headlines, but the latest Time Magazine poll asking Americans about President Obama's religious convictions showed that a very surprising (for them) number of Americans think Barack Obama is Muslim. Almost one in five. But only 34% think he is a Christian.

For conservatives, this is not a surprising result. For the MSM it was jarring, I'm sure. But what bothers me greatly is the "White House spokesmen" who tell us Obama is "obviously" a Christian. He prays every day.

What is that? An explanation? A response? Evidentiary apologetics? He'd have been better off saying the president reads his Bible daily or he's a part of a daily Bible study led by chaplain such-and-such. "He prays daily" no more puts you in the Christian camp than "he writes daily" makes you a playwright.

That said, I have TEN question I'd like to pose that, if I could get a persuasive answer, might shade me into the 34th percentile-"maybe he really is a Christian"-crowd.

But for now, I'm still deeply skeptical of his Christianity, OK? So, here goes:

1. President Obama, why haven't you found a church home yet? How long has it been now? (Paul admonishes us to "forsake not the assembling of ourselves as is the habit of some..." Heb. 10:25)

2. President Obama, why hasn't your family, or even just Michelle & the girls, been photographed attending worship services at a church? I mean, you have photo-ops for everything else - luncheons, dinners, parties, schools, cookouts, business groups, etc. But never a church. You were even recently photographed toasting at a Ramadan dinner, for goodness sakes. If you are a Christian, why are you keeping it at such a low profile? Let your light SHINE before men.

3. President Obama, how did you come to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Did Romans 10:9-10 come into play in your conversion? No offense, but twenty years under Jeremiah Wright's pastorship and tutelage doesn't place you in the Christian camp. He is an affirmed Marxist and Trinity Church is UCC - social gospel at best. Can the blind lead the blind? A sister in the Lord asked me, "Is Obama even saved?". I could not answer her affirmatively.

4. Mr. President, do you have a chaplain who preaches the Word of God to you regularly? What is his name? Where is his church?

5. Mr. President, you have said publicly that the USA is not a Christian nation. If so, what are your personal views of the Judeo-Christian worldview that served as the nation's moral fabric at its founding and which helped to establish the founding documents of our government?

6. Mr. President, why aren't you a deist?

7. Mr. President, of the Five Pillars of Islam, which have you NOT done in your lifetime?

8. Mr. President, do you categorically reject Sura 19:88-93, that God does not has a Son?

9. Of what value might there be in granting Christianity a foremost place in the minds and hearts of the people to whom you serve as president of their government - especially in light of the fact that over 80% of all Americans profess Christianity?

10. President Obama, is it too difficult to see how ordinary Americans might sense that you very well may be a Muslim given your name, given your Muslim tribal inheritance from Africa, given your very close friendships with Muslim professors and activists in Chicago and at Harvard, given your unemotional clumsy shoutout to a nobody at a speech announcing the massacre of Army soldiers by a stealth Muslim assassin, given the White House's strident PR effort to separate "Islam" and "terror" - though the two have gone together like peanut butter and jelly the past twenty years, given the your Administration's intent to hold a trial for an avowed Islamic terrorist near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, given your terrible insensitivity and political intrusion into the Ground Zero controversy by siding with the Muslim developer over the building of a mosque there, given your heavy-handed diplomatic treatment of the head of the State of Israel, given your former pastor's disdain and contempt for the Jewish people (a similar posture of most Muslim states), given your seeming inability to find a Christian church among the thousands that are in the metro DC area, given the fact that as a man holding the most powerful office (right now) on Earth, you have no pastor, no spiritual headship, and irresponsibly do not appear to be leading your children to a relationship with Jesus Christ....?

Given all these things, President Obama, you folks at the WH ought not to be so dismissive of the intuitive and common sense of the American people who, while they might possibly be wrong about you some of the time, cannot be fooled - as Lincoln so aptly surmised - all of the time.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

How smart is Obama? (Not very...)

Thank you, Victor Volsky, for voicing what I've been suspecting the past couple of months. I suppose we could all have wished for a exceedingly bright and intellectually sophisticated Harvard guy to lead the free world - as opposed to the dumb, obtuse, Yale guy that led us the last eight years - but Barack Obama ISN'T that guy.

They told us he was whipcrack sharp and an intellectual heavyweight. And, boy, were they ever wrong!

Day by day, and month by month, his Indonesian, Hawaiian, Occidental, Columbian, and Harvardian educational pedigree reflects his true nature: a man of privilege, arrogance, and superficiality. He's been told he's great just because. And what we've found out is that he's been places and seen things, yet he has experienced little. Here's a guy who was used to being kow-towed to in the collegiate classroom, whose manner was cool, professorial, and detached, yet polished enough to mask his intellectual limitations and ideological biases. And people took this aloofness to mean that perhaps his genius would be too much for us, that if he so chose to unleash it - he might overwhelm us with his brilliance and leave us gasping for breath at his know-how. Better to keep it canned until it's needed.

Staying on the sidelines intellectually actually buys you some level of respect until somebody calls you out. Barack Obama's slinky ability to appear neutral and be unidentified ideologically fed his mystique and people collectively saw what they wanted to see. "Y'all ain't ready for me!", his polished verbiage seemed to suggest. Most saw a brilliance that was only a mirage. Harry Reid said Obama didn't speak with a Negro dialect unless he wanted to. That right there was impressive enough for many Whites - for liberal and independent Whites, even more so. In street talk, we'd say he was selling wolf tickets. Somebody of substance needed to call him out, but nobody did.

Until the public spotlight, governing day in and day out, on issue after issue, event after event, we have him in our sights - like a distant star that has been fully identified by different telescopes on different continents, from different parallaxes - we have discovered just whom we have elected. Crystal clear, we see the man, Barack Obama - an intellectual lightweight with a great resume, sensitive to criticism, terribly inexperienced as a governor of people or director of institutions, a possessor of a centrist's vocal moderation and tone but with a militant progressive's instinct and assumptions; but above all, and perhaps to the country's great regret, a man whose heart doesn't burn for America.

We had hoped Reverend Wright's most prominent parishioner would be diametrically opposed to the pastor's worldview, especially after he had publicly disavowed his most inflammatory comments. The way things have progressed, on issue after issue, it looks as if the president only disagreed with Wright's choice of words. Their worldviews are similar. Which means Obama isn't a chauvinist for America "right or wrong". Not for him does "My country 'tis of thee..." have resonance. And for that we should be sorry and perhaps a bit scared.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

No Mosque, or Physician heal thyself!

I'm willing to call it what it is. The opposition to building a mosque near Ground Zero in NYC is rooted and grounded in a Judeo-Christian chauvinism. It's true and it's OK. Let's get comfortable with this.

Like many nativists I share this instinctive bias against the spread and intrusion of "foreign" religions. Especially against their representation on hallowed ground. The Romans were biased in favor of Rome, the Athenians were chauvinists for Athens, the French for La France. Likewise, given a choice, it's Pax Americana for me. So it's like this: the fall of the World Trade Towers on 9/11 bonded this country, if only for a little while, in suffering and sorrow and left deep, deep scars. The memory of that day should never be forgotten as long as any American who witnessed it lives. Those who died that day cannot be forgotten if you love America. That is why the ground must be memorialized somehow. The question is, who gets to memorialize it?

Now, whatever else may be said about the 9/11 attackers on that day, they went to their deaths in the name of ALLAH clutching their Qu'rans. They muttered his name and committed themselves to a matrydom that was consistent with the teachings of the Qu'ran. Their struggle was, according to several passages in the Qu'ran and the Sunna, a "just struggle". This is why the voice of "moderation" in Islam doesn't really exist. It's there on the page, as they say. If the so-called extremists can point to the writings on the page - what can the moderates say? As far as I can tell, they have been incredibly unpersuasive on their own soil. Where is the freedom to build a church or synagogue in the heart of Islam - Saudi Arabia - for example? The beatings and jailings over Western dress is not the voice of moderation in action, it is the voice of moderation in defeat. Islam is functionally and fundamentally intolerant because it has to be. Dissent is disallowed in Islam. It is not a religion that is consistent with enlightened thinkers and ideals. Read up on some of the Ayatollah Khomeini's writings while he was in exile in Paris, or from Sayyid Qutb's memoirs from America in the Fifties and you'll get my drift.

So the building of a mosque on this hallowed ground by "moderates" in order to "build understanding" is not only incredibly insensitive to the memory of those who died at the hands of Islam, it is shallow in its reasoning. Americans have not - to my knowledge - undertaken a public campaign against Islam and against mosque-building in this country, so who is it exactly that needs this "voice of moderation"? Americans? Hey, we're the tolerant ones. Muslims? Physician heal thyself!

The so-called moderate Muslims have not put forth an argument worthy of the ground on which they intend to build.

Now, nobody questions the legality of the mosque building. By virtue of the laws of this Judeo-Christian country, the mosque builders have the right to build. Now into the fray comes comments from our madrassa-educated, non-churchgoing, Kenyan-Leftist, and dictator appeaser president, Barak Obama. And what our Islamic president doesn't get and what most people on the left and among the intellectual and ruling classes don't get, is that the American people, despite the 1st amendment of freedom of religion, are stubbornly root-and-branch committed to Judeo-Christian values, especially when it comes to freedom of worship.

I'm just telling it like it is. For everyday Americans Islam is still a gross unknown. It is FOREIGN. It is OTHER. It's not "us" and never will be "us". It is not a religion that the Founders of this country and the Framers of the Constitution would have conceived as a legitimate expression of Providence, of enlightenment, or of blessing and commonweal. The Judeo-Christian faith has served us well in so many areas where Islam has utterly failed. So quite frankly, Islam is a poor choice over against the religion handed down to us by our forefathers. In fact most Americans, if polled, would probably agree that Islam and Islamism are antithetical to Judeo-Christian values and civilization. And they would be intuitively correct in my view. (How many of my own African-American brothers and sisters realize that Islam would NEVER have freed the slaves? or given women the right to vote? Indeed, Islam has yet to emancipate women from burqa's and hijabs. "Moderate" Islam at work.)

So, yeah, I'm against a mosque being built at Ground Zero too, for different and similar reasons as most of the opposers. Moderate Islam must convince its own house of its justness and worth. And there is no principled reason to build on the ground of 9/11 aside from Muslim triumphalism.

That said, I would not be against, as I suspect most Americans would not be against, the building of a church or a synagogue there. So there. Your "freedom of religion" argument altered. YES to a church. YES to a synagogue. Absolutely NOT to a mosque.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

FYI: Timothy McVeigh was NOT a Christian (and never was).

I'm just simply dumbfounded how a rumor got started that Timothy McVeigh was somehow a Christian. There isn't one biography written about him that claims he was, yet many continue to parrot a falsehood as if it were true. It's just NOT true on any level. He never professed Christ, never acted in Christ's name, never went to church as an adult, and never was affiliated with anything remotely Christian. Just because he's a white guy from the upstate NY or the Midwest who loved guns doesn't make him a Christian AT ALL.

Here's one write's take on the matter, which I share, for your edification.

Any cursory read of the many bios of McVeigh on the library shelves is that Timothy McVeigh was not a Christian because he was an avowed Agnostic who may even have even sympathized with Islam. There many accounts of his dealings with Islamic terrorists - though not one to link him with any so-called Christian Identity movement. Indeed, his letters to his friends suggest a Junius Brutus-like attachment to the idealism of the Declaration of Independence and its call for the overthrow of tyranny. Might I remind anyone the Declaration of Independence is not, nor has it ever been, a Christian document?

And truly, anyone, and I mean anyone, who uses the grande ode to human self-will, "Invictus", as a final written epitaph shortly before execution by lethal injection certainly isn't preparing his soul to meet Jesus Christ. Not by a mile. Even the thief on the cross was smart enough to repent and it strikes me that McVeigh was no dummy.

So again I ask, was Timothy McVeigh a Christian? Not on your life.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Surprise! Gay Judge rules Prop 8 Unconsitutional

Federal Judge Vaughn Walker, himself a gay man, has ruled that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. Propostion 8 was a ballot measure sponsored by a group called Protect Marriage and placed before the voters of California. The petition simply states: "Marriage shall be defined by the constitution of the state of California as between a man and a woman."

52% of the voters of California, the nation's largest state, and one of the country's more politically and socially liberal states, agreed with Proposition 8 and rejected the idea that a homosexual union is identical to and should be afforded the same rights, benefits, and status as a heterosexual marriage. Proponents of Prop 8 support the traditional view of marriage as it has been understood for centuries by multiple cultures, faiths, governments, and social groups. The verdict is expected to be appealed.

A gay judge disagreed with the majority of the voters - again. Indeed, wherever so-called "gay marriage" has been put before the people, the people have rejected it. In fact, 100% of gay rights victories have come from the courts or from state and municipal legislatures, not from voters.

The crumbling of the Judeo-Christian era and its flagship nation - the United states of America - continues apace.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jack Tatum: NFL hero dies

When I was a kid in the early 70s, the Oakland Raiders were a dominating, winning team that seemed to relish the darker side of football. They were the Bad Guys in Black, but somehow they became my team. I'm not sure what attracted me to the Raiders seeing as I was not from the Bay area, but I loved them and hated the Pittsburgh Steelers. I had two idols - my number one guy was Kenny Stabler. "The Snake" as he was called, was one the NFL's best ever clutch performers at quarterback. I taught myself to throw a football left-handed because of the Snake. (Born a natural righty, I never could do much else left-handed, but I could throw a football 50 yards left handed - and won a couple of bets, too. Thanks Kenny.)

My other hero was Jack Tatum.

"The Assassin", as Tatum was called, was simply a brutal force of nature in the Raiders defensive secondary. The tackles he delivered from strong safety to receivers and running backs were not really tackles, but rather were crushing, near-criminal blows. Watching a Jack Tatum collision was like watching a car wreck. Hits so hard you were awestruck that a man could do that to another man. Leading with a shoulder pad, helmet, and powerfully swift legs, Tatum made receivers unwilling to catch balls over the middle and gave the Raiders defense a fearsome reputation that led them to a Super Bowl win in the 1976-77 season.

Tatum was an All-American high school star out of Passaic, NJ and was recruited by the Ohio State Buckeyes and legendary coach Woody Hayes as a running back. Then-secondary coach Lou Holtz convinced Hayes to convert Tatum to safety and the legend was born. He started as a sophomore on the 1968 national championship team, was a two-time All-American and the national defensive player of the year as a senior in 1970. Drafted in the first round by the Oakland Raiders in 1971 he was a three-time Pro Bowl selection from 1974-76. He was traded by Oakland to the Houston Oilers in 1979 and finished his playing career with the Oilers following the 1980 season.

"In the Rose Bowl, he ran down O.J. from behind and made a hell of a tackle on him," said former Ohio State coach Earle Bruce, an assistant coach on the 1968 team. "But he also made hits that were unbelievable. He had one on a Michigan quarterback that knocked him out."

White said Tatum was "as fast as he needed to be. Nobody could outrun him. He had a blazing speed and an uncanny ability that only a few people had. He could run full speed in the open field and hit a guy square-on. He never had to slow down or break down. When he tackled somebody, he literally ran through them. That's why he was so devastating. There may have been other guys who had that ability, but nobody had it with the speed and strength and size that he brought to the table."

After becoming Ohio State coach in 2001, Jim Tressel instituted the "Jack Tatum Hit of the Week" award for that week's best block or tackle.

If you were an opposing receiver and caught a ball over the deep middle of the field against the Raiders and you were merely tackled and not hit, you considered yourself lucky. If you did it again, you were carried out on a stretcher.

That was Jack Tatum the Enforcer doing his job. And he was my guy. In his prime he was like an Achilles - that big #32 galloping about, eyeing, threatening, fearsome. His hits were famous: his first game as an NFL rookie knocking out both Colts tight ends in the same game; the awesome Earl Campbell goal line hit that spun the burly Campbell around in the end zone and left him clutching his chest in pain on the bench; the belting hit on Frenchy Fuqua that catapulted the ball in a low line drive backwards nearly 30 feet fatefully into the hands of Franco Harris for the Immaculate Reception; the powerful, crushing hit on Sammy White in Super Bowl XI over the middle which separated White from both his helmet and chinstrap; and sadly, the brutal, but legal, hit on Patriots receiver Darryl Stingley that broke two vertebrae leaving Stingley paralyzed for life.

Nobody hit harder than Jack Tatum - ever - and perhaps thanks to modern NFL rules against unecessary roughness, nobody ever will.

The Enforcer died yesterday of a heart attack brought about by complications from diabetes. He was 61. R.I.P. Jack.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

NASA outreach to Muslim world: a "foremost" priority

Count this among one of the more ridiculous proposals I have ever heard. A space administration bows to social and political policy by tailoring its mission to Muslim outreach and inclusivity. Well, if ever there were any doubts about the Obama administration's favoring Muslims and Muslim countries over many other people groups this story should just about remove those doubts.

"This is a deeply flawed policy" says a former NASA head. Sure it is. It flows from the mindset and priorities of a community organizer-led group of leftists with minimal appreciation of the greatness and achievements of America which include space exploration. These leftists seek instead to reorient American greatness, diminish it, and place it into the category of shared social achievement with the world. But an outreach to the Muslim world as part of NASA's "foremost" mission? What is going on there?

It's part of the worldview shift of the Obama left. They see scientific achievement as important only in a social context. They see America as important only in an international context. NASA, then, becomes a tool of American social policy wherein America's (i.e., the West) scientific and technical greatness must be used to salve the self-esteem of the non-scientific Muslim world by "outreach" and seeking "shared contributions" with them.

Amazingly strange and weird. Kinda like the smart kids sharing their A-level high-tech science projects with the kids with the planets on coat hangers. Kinda like saying if the Yankees win a World Series it's a win that should be shared with an unrelated city like Bismarck, North Dakota, or having the Yankees organization prioritize an outreach to groups that don't even play baseball, like to Buddhist monks in Tibet.

It's a head scratcher. But then President Obama - the internationalist, Muslim, community organizer - is himself a head scratcher.

And these are very strange times we live in.


Oh, never mind...TSA rescinds policy.

Perhaps sensing their policy as too Stalinesque a day after announcing it, the Washington Times has reported that the TSA has reversed course on its "controversial opinions" policy.

Again, stay tuned. Yesterday's announcement may have been a trial ballon probe to sense the public mood for such a draconian power grab. But the fact that it was seriously thought about lets you know what the sentiment of that agency - and others like it - is.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Road to Tyranny, pt 1.: TSA to block "controversial" web sites

Chilling stuff. CBS News reports the TSA will now begin blocking "controversial" web sites. (are we sure we aren't in Germany, 1933?) In the name of national security the TSA and - any of the czarist-like mega-agencies of this administration for that matter - will resort to raw governmental power to transform America into a state more or less unidentifiable from Putin's Russia.

The erosion of American freedoms continues. I will continue to post until I no longer can. Himmler-in-a-dress may be watching me even now. Soon, even Christian sermons and biblical truths will be labeled "controversial". Just you wait.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jon Voight: J'Accuse Obama!

An open letter from actor Jon Voight to President Obama:

June 22, 2010

President Obama:

You will be the first American president that lied to the Jewish people, and the American people as well, when you said that you would defend Israel, the only Democratic state in the Middle East, against all their enemies. You have done just the opposite. You have propagandized Israel, until they look like they are everyone's enemy — and it has resonated throughout the world. You are putting Israel in harm's way, and you have promoted anti-Semitism throughout the world.

You have brought this to a people who have given the world the Ten Commandments and most laws we live by today. The Jewish people have given the world our greatest scientists and philosophers, and the cures for many diseases, and now you play a very dangerous game so you can look like a true martyr to what you see and say are the underdogs. But the underdogs you defend are murderers and criminals who want Israel eradicated.

You have brought to Arizona a civil war, once again defending the criminals and illegals, creating a meltdown for good, loyal, law-abiding citizens. Your destruction of this country may never be remedied, and we may never recover. I pray to God you stop, and I hope the people in this great country realize your agenda is not for the betterment of mankind, but for the betterment of your politics.

With heartfelt and deep concern for America and Israel,

Jon Voight

I saw the potential destruction of this nation as a possibility, given the politics of Mr. Barack Obama, but I wanted to believe for the best and hope for the best from him. And here we now sit amidst FOUR major challeneges before us:

1. The US and world economies are on the brink
2. The BP oil spill
3. The border of Arizona
4. The war in Afghanistan

This is what happens when you oppose God. The curse, causeless, shall not come.

I wholeheartedly endorse the letter from Jon Voight to President Obama.

Maranatha! Baruch Hashem!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Israel and the West: joined at the hip

Thanks to the Spanish Prime Minister for saying what needs to be said in the face of worldwide anti-Semitism and widening approval of radical Islamism. Here is the link:

Things are unraveling in a hurry precisely because of the world's opposition to Israel - God's people on His Holy Land. We told you so. Come to know the Messiah while there is still time.

Baruch Hashem! Maranatha!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Drive for Pleasure

One of the most powerful and persuasive lines from Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias's work is his conclusion on the state of man and his drive for SOMETHING. It goes something like this:

"the drive for power or the drive for pleasure - Hitler or Hugh Hefner."

Hugh Hefner is every bit more impactful to the world's morals and mores than Adolf Hitler could ever have dreamt. This article from Commentary magazine yields some telling moments as to the shaping of Hugh Hefner and his desire to drive out Puritan morality. He has been overwhelingly successful - and how far worse off are we all.

A sexual pervert for a grandfather drew Hugh to a stunning conclusion.

When Hugh found out years later that Grandpa was a pervert, he blamed the puritanical sexual tyranny that twisted good people into sad deformity.

Later, a fiance who cheated on him while he sought to remain chaste shook him badly.

Then one day Millie confessed in tears that she had slept with another man. Hefner was shattered. He forgave her, they married, but his faith in romance and female virtue was never the same.

Such are the direction posts in life. Apres moi, le deluge.


The Moral Lives of Babies

I read this article in the New York Times about two weeks ago and was as fascinated as Albert Mohler, Jr. was. His conclusions and mine are similar. Infants are made in the Image of God and are endowed with a vastly undeveloped - yet innate - sense of right and wrong. I commend this link to you here:

The actual NYT article is linked here:

It is dismaying but humorous to read the scientists struggling take on the origins of this moral sense - in infants. Of course, they HAVE to defend evolution or lose their research funding, but you can just see that they've opened a window to the human soul and they are fascinated by its implications. They suggest and hint at a supernatural "cause" for this "blueprint" of morality - but they cannot bring themselves to do more than suggest it. "GOD DID IT" is shouting at them in their work, but their research funding won't allow them to go with their intuitions.

Kind of like when Jesus did a miracle, it was seen by all, but His opponents had to come up with a convoluted explanation for it - up to and including blasphemy. Deny the miracle or deny the cause of the miracle, one or the other. Same with the moral sense of babies. Fascinating stuff.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just when you think you've heard it all...

Put this in the just when you think you've heard it all department. A Gay Softball World Series 2nd place team finish was invalidated because.... bi-sexual men were found on the team. Now, those bisexual men are suing the league.

The quote of the year so far:
At one point during the proceedings, the lawsuit alleges, one of the plaintiffs was told: "This is the Gay World Series, not the Bisexual World Series."

It only goes to show that people very often want to and expect the right to discriminate according to their "kind". This proves even homosexuals discriminate and now a minority within a minority wants call them out on it.

But, really. A GAY Softball World Series? My Lord. Save us, now.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Campus diversity group misses elephant on the diploma!

Amazing. This article is about a diversity group on the campus of Presbyterian-founded Trinity University in San Antonio, TX that is seeking the removal of the words, "in the year of our Lord" from their graduating diplomas. They say these words are an affront to the diversity of the campus graduates presumably because not all students are Christian and that the words themselves reflect a Christian pressuposition.

Head scratcher time: Doesn't the word "Trinity" presume a Christian point of view?

The campus diversity group, headed by a Muslim student, brought the petition. Here's a quote:

"In order for our diplomas to accurately reflect the diversity that Trinity University proudly upholds, we respectfully ask that they simply state ‘the year two thousand nine [ten, eleven, etc.]’ or use the designation ‘Common Era’,"

Why the group didn't also ask to have the word, "Trinity", a Christian theological term if ever there was one, removed from the diplomas was something no one has explained.

The battle for the Judeo-Christian worldview and faith is certainly underway.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Obama's War on Israel

This is an important editorial from the Jerusalem Post. Maybe the Jews have awakened from their slumber. If so, it is high time. The article outlines several valid POLITICAL reasons for Obama's seeming about-face towards the State of Israel.

But one possible reason for Obama's turnabout that's ignored in this piece - and I dare ask it. Maybe it's possible that because Barack Obama is an anti-Semite, his policy against Israel is a logical outworking of his anti-semitic worlview?

Of course this assumes that an anti "State of Israel" policy is by definition an anti-semitic policy - and that is a question, while fair enough, often leads to a very raw discussion. As we know, there are many Jews who themselves are anti-State of Israel and anti-Zionist. (which raises another question of whether a Jew can be self-hating enough to be an anti-semite) However, it may be countered that anti-Semitism by definition places one into the anti-State of Israel campground no matter how you slice it.

And to be fair, there may be political reasons for this president's abrupt turn against Israel. But given Obama's direct spiritual influence - chiefly from his notoriously anti-Semitic pastor, Jeremiah Wright - it is a plausible assumption (this anti-Semitism, that is) that has merit. There are other key Muslim influences in the president's life and career that have also shaped his view of Israel for the worse. So stay tuned, it's not called the End Times for nothing.

I have a feeling that we as a nation are about to find out if Genesis 12:3 is really true. Keep an eye on Israel, the Lord's time clock. And pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Shortened Days...what if?

One of the most intriguing biblical passages I have ever read in the New Testament is the end-times passage of Matthew 24:22 where Jesus tells his disciples that one of the signs of the end-times would be that the days would be shortened.

Well, a NASA scientist has explained that the Chilean earthquake actually did shorten the Earth's day - literally. In fact, the 2004 Sumatran earthquake also shortened the Earth's days by altering its axis.

What if, by the sheer frequency of earthquakes the Earth's days are literally shortened to clearly noticeable levels? Would that be at least some measure of fulfillment of the Mathean prophecy?

I'm just asking...


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Black Babies: Endangered Species

Billboards are up in our town highlighting the systematic extermination of Black talent, potential, and future: the Black infant. As we have highlighted before on these pages, ABORTION is the #1 killer of Black youth in America.

Fox News has the article and has shined a spotlight on one group's attempt to call attention to this contemporary Black holocaust.

Margaret Sanger LIVES. What so disappointing about this article is the response of an academic Quisling named at the end of it: Beverly Guy-Sheftall. (Funny, I think I went to high school with this academic dunce.) For Guy-Sheftall and others like her, the point is to get Black women to not notice - to look away - from the horrifying evidence and to ignore the macabre history of eugenicists and their present-day heirs at Planned Parenthood in their plan to DESTROY African-Americans through the abortion mill.

Ignorance, Ms. Guy-Sheftall, is NO EXCUSE. As an academic with responsibility to inform the community, you are FAILING your people! How this differs from the Jewish Holocaust and the Final Solution is miniscule.

God will not hold us blameless for the murder of the unborn. In fact, stopping ABORTION could very well be the key to stopping the demonic stronghold of violent murder in the Black community.

Rubbish, you say? Think again. Does the Law of sewing and reaping work? Indeed, it does not fail!

I commend to you Abraham Lincoln's 2nd inaugural address regarding the Civil War and the "scourge" he so longingly wished the Lord would've ended sooner. In Lincoln's view it was not beyond the pale of a holy and just God to take life by scourge in return for life taken by hatred.

I'm just saying....


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And the 2010 Judge Roger B. Taney Award goes to....

Amazing. An article from the San Francisco Gate online exposes the District Court judge now hearing the California Proposition 8 case - the judge is himself gay! And the crazy thing is that the SF Gate seems to think that this is not an issue! OMG.

Perhaps you recall Roger B. Taney as the Dred Scott vs. Sanford (1857) judge who ruled that slaves were fundamentally property and had no laws the White man was bound to respect - thereby eliminating Dred Scott's right to even bring a case to Court - since slaves are "property" and "property" can have no legal standing as a "person or persons" who can sue anyone.

Well, of course, Judge Taney was a slaveholder and a Southerner deeply sympathetic to the cause of slavery. Who in their RIGHT MIND would think that Roger B. Taney's slaveholding sentiment and background would be a NON-ISSUE??

Yet somehow a District Judge - a GAY District Judge - overseeing a case in the most populous state in our land having to do with the hottest cultural issue of our day, SAME SEX MARRIAGE, would NOT be biased in favor of the Prop 8 plaintiffs sseking to overturn the will of the California majority?

If you truly believe justice will be blindly served in this case, I've got a bridge to Oceania to sell you....LOL...So let us forthwith present AHEAD of the mortifying HOUR the Judge Roger B. Taney Award for Abominable and Prejudiced Decision Making to Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker!!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Virtue of Sports in America

I enjoyed reading this article from David Brooks of the New York Times. Brooks goes deep into the cultural inheritance of sports in America - at least on the collegiate level. It further illumines the unique quality of America as a country and nation shaped largely from the influences of the Greeks, Romans, and English.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Pastors File Suit Against Hate Crimes Law

This should be a warning to all Christians as to the inevitable clash of homosexual rights, masquerading as "human dignity" and "hate crimes", versus religious freedom in the United States of America. All of us who are ministers of the Gospel should cease and desist from the notion that persecution cannot happen nere.

This case is one in which gospel radio broadcasting in Michigan has infiltrated Canada and, of course, biblical admonitions againt homosexuality and the so-called "gay lifestyle" is in direct confrontation to Canadian law which restricts what pastors can say regarding homosexuality. So we have this lawsuit filed by US pastors in Michigan against any expanded interpretation of US law by the courts which might place them - and by extension ALL ministers of the Gospel - in contravention of existing "hate crimes" laws.

Make no mistake: the Gay agenda is bent on silencing the Gospel regarding homosexual sins and this agenda wants the protection of their "lifestyle" federalized. Of course, our consciences dictate we must obey God rather than Caesar - so it really doesn't matter, we will preach the Gospel and "then shall the end come" - but we must pursue legal means while we can to "seek peace with all men" and to be obedient to Caesar's law as much as we are able.

This is heady, exciting, and a bit sad. The time is definitely short. It now becomes clearer that even in the US, there will be a time in which we will be "hated by all men for My [Jesus'] namesake."

Who knew?


Monday, January 25, 2010

Margaret Sanger Quote of the Day

"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."

Margaret Sanger's December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon's Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976

Planned Parenthood Centers are not located in urban population centers for nothing.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I want my baby back, baby back....

An awful, heart-rending piece of news from the fallout of a Lesbian "union". Even becoming born-again - as this woman has found out - will inevitably clash with child custody "rights" of a former lesbian lover.

An old article, but something I'd been meaning to post for its portent for the future of the American family and child-custody cases involving gays. And if President Obama's most recent nominee for a federal EEOC seat, Chai Feldblum, has anything to say about it - for whom "private beliefs" like Christianity are of small consequence - this kind of ruling could become the norm.

I wonder what I'd do if I were that mother's shoes. Lord knows I could not give my child up to anyone involved in the homosexual lifestyle. In this case, the courts says she must.

What would YOU do?