Thursday, December 03, 2009

Where Have All The Values Gone?

Where Have All The Values Gone?

I watched the NYS Senate debate on "same sex marriage" on the internet. Where are we going as a state and a nation? One senator indicated he leaves his Bible at home when he goes to the senate...DUH! Bible, Koran, Talmud, Veda, Tipitaka – if people really believe something do you really think they leave those values home? How many voters put their values aside when they go to the polls? Have we really reached the point where, "Everyone will do what is right in their own eyes?" Why not vote on values? Do we elect people to create moral values? Is there any standard? Each of us must know by now that the interpretation of the Constitution is dependent upon who gets elected to the Supreme Court. If we want to change the constitution why not do it the way our founders intended - amendments approved by the sovereign states. We are in a struggle to determine how we as a nation will exist. "One Nation under God" or "We are no longer a Christian nation." Humanism, Post Modernism, Pluralism, etc. are all great intellectual terms. Is it possible there are no absolutes? Is it ok to euthanize someone because they are old, very sick and do not enjoy the quality of life our government deems necessary? I am frightened - I am afraid - I am concerned for our nation.

I believe that each one is given "free will" and can make their own choices - but each one should remember, "Wherever you go there you are!, and, "Choices have consequences." Live however you want but do not expect everyone to agree. Tolerance, Yes! Acceptance, No! Personally I do not expect nor do I want the government legislating morality for me!

But what do I know, I'm just a 68 year old born again retired pastor - a Bible thumping, right wing extremist, who is a Marine Corp veteran. I am proud to be an American. I am proud to be a follower of Jesus Christ. I believe in relationship with Jesus not in religion which for the most part is a bunch of manmade rules and regulations to control people. I believe The Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. I believe in the God given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness without the interference of government. The Separation of Church and state was NEVER intended by our founding fathers. They intended that the state keep its nose out of church business but the the people whether in a church or not would have the freedom to make demands of the government. - DUH!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Are You A Christian?

I am becoming more and more concerned - this morning I preached on "Do you want to soar like and Eagle or quack like a duck". I emphasized the need for Christians to start being Christians - light and salt - witnesses - sound the alarmers - those crying out - etc. We can NO LONGER go to church, listen to the preacher preach and go home - we MUST understand the meaning of being His witnesses - and it is not sitting on the fence - luke warm - because HE WILL SPEW US OUT OF HIS MOUTH! We will WEEP what we sow. (Consider Galatians 6:7-10).
We MUST not be ashamed of the Gospel - we MUST die to self - we MUST get serious as to our calling before it is to late. He has set us apart - made us His priests - allowed us to enter into His Holy of Holy - washed us in the blood of the Lamb - made us citizens of His Kingdom! (Read Ephesians 1)
It's time we woke up and realized that we are no longer citizens of this world but are pilgrims passing through - We are His called out ones with a commission to bring the Gospel of the Kingdom to a dying world. Hear me as I say this - YOU ARE EITHER A CHRISTIAN (a follower of Christ) or YOU ARE PLAYING GAMES. IF YOU THINK ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO CHURCH - HIRE AND PAY A PREACHER AND MAKE SURE YOU AND YOURS ARE SAFE FROM PERSECUTION - THEN WAKEUP! We will be persecuted, we will be ridiculed, we will be punished, laughed at called names, etc. If none of this happening to you perhaps you need to examine your commitment to Christ - is it real or convenient???

As you read the article below ask the Holy Spirit to show you how you must respond.... How will this affect our children? What values are we PAYING the government to teach our youth? Will we have any responsibility before God if we allow our youth to be "brain washed into believing that abortion is OK - gay marriage is ok - homosexuality is OK - denying God is OK - pedophilia is OK - (if the government approves and is using our money to promote these abominations it must be right - WRONG! Taking a stand for Christ is not going to be easy but do we really have a choice....

Father, I ask in the name of Jesus that you do whatever you must do to get the attention of those whom you have called that we might have the courage to be your witnesses - to be light in the darkness - to be salt in a rotten world. Father - GET OUR ATTENTION! In the name of Jesus.

Nuf Sed

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Gay Activist Named Asst. Deputy Secretary at the US Dept. of Education
05-31-2009 4:07 pm - Bob Unruh - WorldNetDaily
The founder of the homosexual activist group GLSEN, which promotes homosexual clubs in high schools, middle schools and grade schools and is the driving force behind the annual "Day of Silence" celebration of homosexuality in many districts, has been handed a federal appointment where he will be responsible for overseeing "safety" in the nation's public schools.

Linda Harvey of Mission America, which educates people on anti-Christian trends in the nation, said it is nothing more than a "tragedy" for an open homosexual who has "had an enormously detrimental impact on the climate in our schools" to be in such a position.

The appointment of Kevin Jennings was posted – with little fanfare – on a government list of federal jobs recently. He was named by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to be the Assistant Deputy Secretary in the Office of Safe Schools.

He previously worked to raise money for the presidential campaign for President Obama.

In the new post, he'll be working on "safe schools" programs for educational institutions nationwide, said Harvey.

"In his own writings and books listed on the GLSEN [Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network] Website, I've reported, Kevin Jennings has given tacit nods of approval to sex between young teens and adults," Harvey told WND. "In addition to that, the writings and books, many of which I've read and are incredibly graphic, seem to normalize early teen same-sex sexual behaviors."

"It is unconscionable. This is educational malpractice and child corruption," she said.

On Jennings' own website, a biographical sketch talks about how his work as an activist started when he used a school assembly in a district where he was a teacher to announce his homosexuality.

He soon started the GLSEN activist group and, the report said, "has spent the last 12 years building GLSEN into a national organization at the forefront of a bold movement that now works with over 3,000 Gay-Straight Alliances."

But a blogger who calls himself Beetle Blogger cited another statement from Jennings about his early promotion of homosexuality in schools.

The blogger quoted Jennings saying, "We immediately seized upon the opponent's calling card – safety – and explained how homophobia represents a threats to students' safety by creating a climate where violence, name-calling, health problems, and suicide are common. Titling our report, 'Making Schools Safe for Gay and Lesbian Youth,' we automatically threw our opponents onto the defensive and stole their best line of attack. This … short-circuited their arguments and left them back-peddling from day one."

Harvey said the appointment really is not surprising, given the pro-homosexual position adopted by Obama and Jennings' fund-raising for the Democrat.

But she warned when "safe" is combined with "LGBT" as is happening at the federal agency, "What you have is the silencing of any conservative opinion. That's what they consider safety."

"This is an outrageous 'in-your-face, take this, we don't care about your version of safety' for kids," she said.

She also cited the introduction in Congress of H.R. 2262 by U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., which is "to amend the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act" to include pro-homosexual language that could use the issue of bullying to force indoctrination sessions for both students and teachers.

The proposed training would relate to "real or perceived" sexual orientation and gender identity, she said.

"How does this work? Well, let's look at an example from a state that already passed a similar law. In Iowa, teachers in some school districts endure the most outrageous in-service training imaginable. The Council Bluffs, Iowa, school district, Loess Hills Area Education Agency 13, gives a two-day teacher training course called 'How to Make My Classroom Safe for LGBT Students.' As part of the training, 'Videos will be used from Anderson Cooper 360, 'Will & Grace,' and several popular film segments like 'Brokeback Mountain' and 'Latter Days,''" Harvey said.

"This man's work and his agenda are exactly why we've seen the radical pro-homosexuality curriculum pushed across California. He is now more strongly positioned to implement his agenda nationwide," said Karen England, executive director of Capitol Resource Institute.

In Duncan's announcement appointing Jennings, he said GLSEN "works to make schools safe for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."

Friday, May 01, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Gay Marriage - Letter To Gov Paterson of NY

Nothing is politically right that is morally wrong

(Carved on the ceiling of the Missouri Senate Chamber.)

Open Letter to Gov Paterson

So you have finally decided to make marriage a civil right. Who died and made you God? Perhaps you agree with our President that we are no longer a Christian nation? Well, I got good news and bad news for you. The good news is you have been given by your CREATOR the gift of free will and can make choices as YOUR conscience dictates – the bad news – choices have both temporary and eternal consequences. There are still many of us (who also have been given the gift of free will) who hold some truths to be self evident and absolute – that we are endowed by our CREATOR (not the government) with certain inalienable rights. There are many who still believe that there is a God and He will reward good and punish evil. Imagine some think that if you live long enough you WILL die – AND THEN THE JUDGEMENT. That said, marriage was instituted by God as a covenant relationship between a man and a woman for (imagine) the procreation, education and protection of children (family). It does not take a whole lot of intelligence to figure out that man and woman were created (not evolved) to have sexual relationships with one another. I should know – I have 4 children, 11 grand children and one great grand child. Besides I have a PhD in Medical Biochemistry and actually studied human anatomy - DUH. I am NOT OPPOSED to each person’s right to make choices I am just against the government or anyone else making me, my children, grandchildren and grand grandchild accept, and pay for life choices that are against our basic Christian beliefs. – AND if any consider me homophobic – I AM NOT – perhaps they are Christophobic. Finally, I firmly believe that our nation WILL WEEP what it is sowing if we continue to make and uphold laws which assume there is no God. If the evolutionist really believes we are nothing more than animals with intelligence than where will the line be drawn – could it turn into a time of BIG BROTHER.

But – what do I know? I’m just a 67 year old, 210 lb, right wing, prolife, Bible Thumping, Christ following, radical USMC veteran, and retired pastor who was educated in the Dark Ages when people actually believed and were taught that there were absolute truths like: parental rights, God, Heaven, Hell, and that as citizens of these United States we have the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness without a government guarantee. Imagine believing that our government is of the people, for the people and by the people. Image the stupidity of believing a statement like, “Give me liberty or give me death!” I am sure glad that someone has decided that there is no God and that men should be governed and controlled by men with power, money and influence and great oratory ability. Image if people had real freedom – they might think they have the right to protest – or even have Tea Parties.