Watch this shocking video about our government’s “cradle to the grave” entitlement society! It’s worse than you think.
It has been a long time since the Democrats stood for Christian principles, but under Barack Obama, they have taken to attacking Christians as enemies.
The latest Democrat attack on Christian values comes in their calls to boycott Chick-fil-A, a family-owned restaurant chain run on Christian values. Chick-fil-A won’t open on Sundays or kowtow to Democrat demands to recognize gay “marriages”, so the restaurant chain has become an enemy.
The Democrat Party runs on hate. They hate and want to destroy anybody who will not act the way THEY demand them to. They have survived by keeping their base angry and hate-filled so they will march like zombies to the polls to keep Democrats in power.
Democrats are a morally bankrupt and hate-filled bunch that feels it must destroy anything that is wholesome. “We hate people who don’t hate what we hate, or love what we love” sums up their position on everything.
Now after years of using the same tired old playbook, they have run out of plausible targets to tell their robotic voters to hate. With no one else left to hate, they are aiming their guns at Christians because Christians won’t bow down to the homosexuals who bankroll Democrats. Nevertheless, hating one’s own faith seems to be where even the Democrat base draws the line. Trying to stir up hatred of Christians crosses a line, and it’s chasing people away from the Democrats.
The Democrat base doesn’t plan to vote because they can’t be bothered, and being asked to hate their own religion to satisfy the Democrats is too much. Years of hearing that they are being excluded from “the white man’s world” have left many minority rank-and-file Democrats with the impression that voting isn’t worth the effort. These attacks on Christianity have pushed the Democrat base to a tipping point about voting in November.
A new Gallup survey underlines this truth. It says compared to 2008, Republican enthusiasm is up 16 points, and Democrat enthusiasm to vote is down 22 points.
Hating Christian chicken sandwiches won’t help the Democrats. It will make things worse. A Democrat boycott ought to be countered with a “mancott” of Chick-fil-A to show support for our right to resist the immoral Democrats’ demands for ever-increasing depravity. By the way, the Chick-fil-A deluxe chicken sandwich comes with great lattice cut fries and a drink for a great price.
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Funny video of Mark Levin narrating a fake Obama ad!
Americans recently celebrated Independence Day, albeit in a country far less free than that in which previous generations recognized this country’s most important national holiday.
Media sources (mostly conservative) across the country lamented the disturbing decision of a small Oregon town’s officials to cancel fireworks displays in order to avoid frightening area birds.
One could say the actions of one small town is nationally inconsequential, but the trend of taking away what once were considered basic American rights seems to be picking up steam every day.
Bad decisions are decidedly not reserved for small towns; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sparked a heated debate over his support of government-mandated soft drink sizes.
The sad fact is that these examples are far from rare. Americans voters have repeatedly chosen to cede even more freedom to a supposedly benevolent government in exchange for it’s cradle-to-grave provisionary promises. The New Deal led to the Great Society, which led to the entire Obama presidency. There has been a century of specific spikes in government growth with incommensurate conservative gains.
We’re now at the point of government telling us what to eat, where to live, and how to smell. Lest you think the last entry in the preceding list was hyperbolic, there have been numerous attempts to prevent supposedly free individuals from wearing any fragrance whatsoever.
In policy proposals that smack of anti-smoking laws in their complete disregard for personal liberty, governments across America have tried to ban certain segments of the population from wearing perfume or cologne. Luckily, many of these attempts have failed at the legislative level, though such rules have been successfully implemented elsewhere.
Not to pick on Oregon unnecessarily, but city workers in Portland have been prohibited from wearing fragrances since last year, and all cleaning products are required to be unscented. The parks and recreation department in Jefferson City, Mo., doesn’t want anyone wearing perfume or cologne to any its functions. Visitors to a Bremerton, Wash., hospital must chose flowers without a prominent scent while both employees and visitors are asked not to wear personal fragrances. These are just a few examples of what an empowered nanny-state government can force its subjects to do (or not do.)
Their argument for restricting fragrance use is almost unanimously the fact that some people are allergic to such scents; some so-called experts even liken the effect to that of cigarette smoke. Although I do believe the reported dangers of second-hand smoke are inflated to an absurd level, I’m not going to accept the fact that when I wear my cologne of choice, I’m offending others in much the same way as if I were to exhale a cloud of chemical-ridden smoke in their face. We gave them the power to restrict smoking, and there was little resistance. Now they have the mandate to restrict whatever else they deem unsavory.
Granted, there are those who wear far too much fragrance, and I can see that being an annoyance to someone stuck beside him or her on a long bus trip. When legislation affecting an entire population is enacted to prevent the mere possibility of a mild annoyance, though, our priorities have become seriously skewed.
As an aside, if there are rules prohibiting fragrance, is body odor going to be outlawed next? If so, how are individuals supposed to combat such natural occurrences without some other fragrance to take its place? The bottom line is that we have no business regulating smell. As long as flatulence on a crowded elevator is still a protected (if despised) right, I don’t see how the inhalers of any other scent can possibly complain.
Once again, why will people diminish the value and dignity of their vote within the confines of the laboratory of democracy, the voting booth, acquiescing to emotional pettiness wounding their own country?
The 2012 caldron of boiling innuendo heats up as the public becomes invested in political maladies of spewed cloak-and-dagger panic designed to sway voter principles. Too many are duped by the appearance of upright intentions, influenced by emotional rhetoric and swayed by the liberalism of media coverage.
Whatever one votes, their voice is entitled to be heard. The wrong vote deserves to be considered a “general misfortune of mankind,” when it should be the “utmost moment of influence to a person’s welfare,” according to our founding father Alexander Hamilton.
It is by choice we have become emotional deluded voters, self-manipulated by our own fears and prejudice, unwilling at any cost to face the truth-shaking foundation of indoctrinated political beliefs, sadly in weakness pulling levers and throwing away the only Constitutional gift of real power. . .accumulated votes.
It’s not drama when our founding fathers warn against electing certain types of men. They got it right then, and they still have it right. Hamilton in the Federalist Paper #1 states: “I have had an eye, my Fellow-Citizens, to putting you upon your guard . . .”:
Resist, men with a despotic personality who may degrade an office; those hostile to the principles of liberty; those displaying a perverted ambition to aggrandize themselves by the confusion of their country, flattering themselves with fairer prospects of elevation; and demagogues who seeks to gain personal or partisan advantage through extravagant claims, promises, or charges.
America’s best hope lies with voters of brains and balance and the wisdom rising from the ashes of history. How is political rhetoric paying your bills? Has a sluggish economy stolen away your lifestyle? Will your child live a better American dream? How is business? Are seniors really a shovel-ready medical project? Are you desperate enough to take back your American dream on Tuesday November 6, 2012?
Government sells whatever the people will swallow. We sheepishly make enemies of ourselves in relinquishing principles to unaccountable men with the taxpayer’s blank checks, ruling rather than serving to preserve and protect. And, they love it!
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There are plenty of things wrong with America. None of them will get fixed as long we deal with the symptoms and ignore the problem. Do we really know what America’s problems are? Or are we just dealing with their symptoms? Alleviating the symptoms won’t fix the problems. We are the problem. The symptoms are our debt, our government, the rich, the poor, Republicans, Democrats, the politicians, and any other current complaint of why things aren’t the way they should be. If things aren’t the way they should be, it is up to “We the People” to fix the U.S.
To start fixing US, we must learn who we are. America is a country that was created to govern itself, a republic. To govern ourselves, our Founding Fathers wrote a binding legal document, our Constitution, to limit the power of our government. Our Constitution also, just as importantly, limits the power of the men and women we have temporarily chosen to be our government. The idea of being an elected official as someone’s career is an unintended consequence of the War Between the States (but that is the subject for another discussion.) Career politicians are one of the biggest symptoms of our problem. As John Madison said “All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.” The men he worked with were far more trustworthy than those currently in power.
America was a country where people built and planned for tomorrow, a country where the idea of saving money for a rainy day was important. America was a country where our elected officials were bound by our Constitution. The idea that it could be interpreted rather than amended was repugnant to our elected officials. They knew that their power was limited by our Constitution. When they ceased to be citizens first and politicians second, that is when they ceased to be bound by our Constitution.
We are the problem, and we are the solution. To start implementing the solution, we must stop voting for incumbents. We must demand that our elected officials start repealing laws. We must stop believing that the solution comes from bureaucrats in Washington. D.C. The mess we are in was not created in one election cycle, nor was it created by one presidential administration. It was created over the years as we slowly traded our freedom for government programs that promised to take care of us. America was a country built on self-reliance and individual courage. That is the solution, a return to being a country of self-reliant individuals. Do we have the courage to do that? I definitely hope that we do!
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Over just the past few days, the mistreatment of an upstate New York bus monitor has become common knowledge across the country, and she has become an instant celebrity. This incident also tells another story about the state of the American home.
Karen Klein, a 68-year-old widowed grandmother, was viciously insulted and taunted by 12- and 13-year-old students recently while serving at her post as a school bus monitor for Greece, New York’s Athena Middle School. Three videos taken of the incident that have now gone viral on YouTube document 14 minutes of profanity-laced insults and taunts all directed toward this victimized lady. Other physical bullying, including jabs to her side and disturbing of her hair, is also shown. The unprintable insults hurled at Ms. Klein can only be described as disgusting, although that word does not seem to do them justice. While the whole incident was very hurtful to her, she told a local television reporter that one insult was particularly hurtful when a student said, “You’re so ugly, your kid should kill themselves.” Ms. Klein revealed that her son committed suicide 10 years ago.
After seeing the videos, local school officials reported the incident to local police, and the students believed to have been involved in the incident have been questioned by police and school officials who are deciding whether to bring any formal charges to the students. Even after all the hardships, including this one, that this woman has had to endure throughout her lifetime, she seemed satisfied with the local reaction to the incident, and local police said that Ms. Klein doesn’t want the students to be prosecuted. She stated that community service might be a more fitting punishment for them. Last Thursday, she told Matt Lauer on TODAY: “It made me feel really terrible, but I will get over it. I’ve gotten over everything else.” She had been a school bus driver for 20 years and has now worked as a bus monitor for the last three years. She heard some of the insults for the first time only after watching the videos, as she is hearing-impaired and wears hearing aids.
In another quote from Ms. Klein, directed toward the parents of the children, she said: “I’m sure they don’t act that way at home, but you never know what they’re going to do when they’re out of the house. They should’ve been taught to respect their elders no matter who it is.” This statement is very true and brings us to the heart of the matter. As parents, we really can’t know for a certainty what our children will do or say when they leave our sight, but if we at least teach them how they should talk or act, we can feel a little more confident about their public behavior. A father of one of the boys involved in this incident extended a seemingly heart-felt apology to Mrs. Klein. Apparently, a couple of other seemingly token apologies have been extended to her, but she explained that she doubted their sincerity. Even without the knowledge of which kids were among the guilty or whose parents gave what apology, this point also seems to reveal a great deal. I would speculate that the kid of the parent who extended the real apology was most likely influenced to join in on the attack with the kids who started it all. It seems likely that the token apologies came from the parents of the students who led the attack on Ms. Klein. What we teach our children, and what sort of example we set for them, does matter. This incident is evidence of that fact.
Some might say that these sorts of incidents are the fault of the failures of our nation’s public school systems, the most significant of which would be their almost universal removal of the Bible, prayer, or any mention of God in their instruction, activities, and even student freedoms. This statement would personally be considered correct. The root of the problem, though, runs even deeper. Had the majority of American families not first removed God from their homes, the schools would not have removed Him either. The list of examples goes on and on from this incident, back to school shootings such as the one at Columbine High School. Ms. Klein was also reported to have stated that in the past, as children, we feared our elders. This was a healthy and reverent fear that resulted in most kids’ visible respect and obedience toward adults. These days though, in public schools and even in many households, children have nothing to fear. Responsible corporal punishment is largely viewed as a thing of the past, removed from our schools and homes and labeled as child abuse,alongside the actions of those who truly abuse children. The Holy Bible tells us that “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chaseneth him betimes.” A traditional American proverb based on this passage tells us: “Spare the rod and spoil the child.” If we should question whether this sort of thinking and action is still credible, we should look back to a time in this country when God was still welcome in our society, schools, and homes. Were incidents involving violence by children and disrespect toward elders rarer in those days? Was the adult crime rate lower in America? The answers are yes and yes. Parents are raising the future of America and will greatly determine whether it will be a positive or negative one.
The absence of a moral compass established by traditional principles of God and faith can be seen everywhere these days. It can be seen in the ever-thinning attendance in churches across our country, especially that of young people. If you want to see what the total absence of this moral compass looks like, just stroll through the internet to the first atheist website or Facebook webpage you find, or even the statements found in the comments section of the Huffington Post website’s articles on any given day! You’ll see this absence; I promise.
Those who hate the history of America’s founding, especially that it was founded upon the Bible and Godly principles, will be the first to spout the contrived American principle of “separation of church and state.” This platform is taken not from our Constitution, but from a single line from a letter once sent by Thomas Jefferson that referred to America’s actual constitutional precept that disallowed the establishment of a single state religion that would dictate all the actions and freedoms of the U.S. government by the authority of a church. The Constitution was never intended to and does not prohibit any reference or reverence to God. Quite the contrary is true. Traditionally, God has frequently been mentioned and included in decisions made by our governing officials. Consecutively, many of our early presidents and elected officials were Christians and ordained ministers. President Calvin Coolidge even stated that “The foundations of society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.” Well, it seems that we are now beginning to see the height of this difficulty in modern American society and government.
The disrespecting of elders, such as in the example discussed here, is just one more of the many signs of the times predicted by the Holy Bible. As for many of the liberal thinkers in our country today, even if they were to believe in the Biblical historical accuracy of the gospel message of God the Father’s sacrifice of his only Son, it would probably just be seen as an instance of child abuse, instead of as a free, personal, and undeserving gift. It’s now more popular to believe that we deserve the whole world, and woe be to those who stand in our way. That is a very dangerous position. In America, we have made many strides forward in our accomplishments, and these accomplishments have always been based on freedom with Judeo-Christian legal limitations. At the same time though, we have fallen away from positions that were once honorable. Sometimes, in order to move forward, we must first look back.
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A Charlotte, N.C., police chaplain recently received some ridiculous news after seven years of serving local officers and the community in that capacity.
Though he is also the pastor of a Christian church (keyword: Christian), Terry Sartain and his fellow chaplains are no longer allowed to mention the name of Jesus during public invocations. In fact, given the invocation’s root word, “invoke”, the term refers to actually calling upon a specific deity. I guess the department will scrap any further use of the term because of this development.
The man in charge of the chaplain program reportedly said the decision was a “matter of respecting that people may have different faiths,” though Sartain said he’s never experienced any backlash from those holding alternate religious views.
Sometimes the PC police infiltrate the actual police, which is apparently what has happened in this community – a North Carolina community nonetheless. I know the Charlotte area is not as conservative as some other areas of the state, such as the beautiful Outer Banks on which I lived for several years, but it’s still not San Fransisco or Chicago. This is a place located squarely on the Bible Belt, which supposedly meant something at some point in the past.
“It brings about a very real concern about where we are heading as a nation,” Sartain reportedly replied. I could not have said it better.
To be clear, the department’s police chaplains are still welcome to pray, as long as the prayer is not directed to Jesus. This distinction led Sartain to ask what I feel to be the only natural follow-up question: to whom exactly should he direct his prayer?
The police department’s reply was that he should deliver “secular” prayers. I’m sorry, but that phrase sounds like an oxymoron. I suppose it could be some reference to meditation or thinking happy thoughts, but either way, there’s not much need for an ordained Christian pastor to deliver them.
Sartain, along with the officers in this department and their families, are just the latest victims in the ongoing culture war, leading the pastor to remove his name from consideration for future public invocations.
When an agency no longer allows a pastor to mention the namesake of his faith, he can no more perform his duties than a doctor prohibited from prescribing medicine.
These anti-Christian leftists tout fairness and compromise when making these demands, as though taking away one group’s liberty will somehow positively affect another group. Just as you won’t get rich if a millionaire loses his money, this argument displays a failed understanding of the word “fair.”
Long-held religious institutions, even the Charlotte police chaplain program, must be preserved in order for the moral backbone of this country to exist. Of course, many on the far left wish to change everything about America, including its Judeo-Christian values. They see government as the one true religion, a secular god in itself. Now that I think about it, I guess that’s why they favor secular prayer.
In my understanding of the Bill of Rights, government is prohibited from interfering in my faith. Liberals interpret it to mean the exact opposite.
Last month, I had mixed emotions as I watched the flight of the “Discovery” space shuttle orbiter on television as it was being retired to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. On the one hand, I was proud of our achievements in space, but on the other, I was sad to realize the shuttle’s mothballing represented an end of an era. Our space program for all intents and purposes has stalled, and we are now dependent on others to get us into space, a service we used to perform with great regularity. This icon from our past made me think how our country has changed over the years. Not too long ago, America was considered the premier engine for business, the model for democracy, and a beacon for hope and freedom in the world. Now, I am not so sure.
In terms of business, America used to be considered a manufacturing dynamo with a “can do” attitude for tackling any assignment, large or small. Now we have slipped to the #3 exporter in the world, our GDP remains in decline, and the “Made in USA” label has lost its luster. Whereas other countries are building massive bridges, dams, buildings, and harvesting their natural resources, America’s infrastructure is crumbling, and we get excited about electronic trinkets and social networking.
Another indication of change quietly occurred in 2008 when, for the first time, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued more patents to foreign entities as opposed to here at home. This indicates a shift in balance regarding inventiveness, from here at home to companies overseas.
There was a time when we dictated the pace of technological developments in the world, thanks in large part to the space race. The United States was the envy of the world. Not only did our technology put us ahead of others; it vastly improved our standard of living, enhanced our educational system, and created numerous jobs and new industries. Today, NASA scientists are seeking employment elsewhere, which probably involves learning the Russian or Chinese languages. It seems odd to me that space, a field we at one time dominated, has been commandeered away from us.
The only industry we seem to be doing well in is entertainment, but then again, “So what?” It’s a pretty sad day when we are more concerned with computer animation, Botox injections, liposuction, and breast implants than being leaders in space, energy, or anything of substance. This makes me believe that American business is doing nothing more than rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
America’s military is still well respected, and we are often called upon to act as the traffic cop of the world, but thanks to economic cutbacks, we can no longer afford to fight two wars, only one (a significant downshift in strategy.) This means we now lack the means to fight in two arenas simultaneously as we did in World War II (Europe and the Pacific).
Our government, once regarded as a model of efficiency and leadership, is in gridlock and can no longer be depended on to live within its means. Budgets cannot be developed and passed, and our national debt continues to soar out of control. Polls clearly show that the American public no longer has faith in their politicians who are widely regarded as people who can no longer competently tend to the business of the nation.
Years ago, we were proud to pay our fair share of taxes to help the country, but we now have a convoluted tax system that nobody trusts, and is criticized as unfair. It is so twisted that 49% of the people do not pay any taxes whatsoever. A flat tax would simplify everything and force “everyone” to pay their fair share.
Overseas, countries no longer respect us. They quietly grumble and undermine us as they cheerfully take our economic subsidies. While we swing our gates wide open for business, they carefully guard theirs. Instead of being regarded as trusted leaders of the free world, we’re now being portrayed as suckers and saps.
In terms of our people, we’ve gone from being good and patriotic citizens who cared about their neighbor to a litigious society where everything must be settled in a court of law. No wonder our judicial system is overwhelmed at all levels. Our morality and sense of volunteerism is in retreat as indicated by the decline of people attending church and participating in nonprofit organizations. In addition to the politicians, the citizens are divided over ideological differences. It’s like two distinctly different countries somehow living together under the same roof, each deeply distrusting the other. Our perspectives have changed, our values have changed, even our sense of humor is different. Whereas we used to be admired for our ability to unify under difficult circumstances, such as a disaster, today we are more polarized than ever before, and it might even get worse as we approach the 2012 elections.
So, is America still great? I guess it depends on who you talk to. The left says America is structured unfairly and that the rich should pay for the poor; the right says that America has lost sight of the founding principles as expressed in the US Constitution and that our sense of morality is in decay. Frankly, neither side is happy. Americans used to be proud of our history, our national anthem, our monuments, and the pledge of allegiance, but all of that is just symbolic. Frankly, we have an identity crisis; we no longer know who we are or what direction we should be headed. As long as the country remains ideologically divided, and we remain content to do nothing more than rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic, our glory days will be over, just like the “Discovery” (now nothing more than a relic of the past.)
“I do not believe the greatest threat to our future is from bombs or guided missiles. I don’t think our civilization will die that way. I think it will die when we no longer care. Arnold Toynbee has pointed out that 19 of 21 civilizations have died from within and not from without. There were no bands playing and flags waving when these civilizations decayed. It happened slowly, in the quiet and the dark when no one was aware.”
- Laurence M. Gould
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Gay anti-bullying spokesperson Dan Savage belittled, berated, and bullied Christians, the Bible, and the Pope, while addressing 3,000 high school students at a school journalism convention in Seattle, organized by the National Scholastic Press Association. Savage, a militant high profile gay activist who writes graphic sex columns, tried to humiliate the Christian kids but went away as a bully himself, in a bad show of self-indulgent hedonism. He is the head of the ‘It Gets Better Project,’ an activist group that is supposed to help gays make the transition out of the straight life into the wonderful brave new world of the gay life.
Apparently, he sees himself as the guardian angel of those whose feelings may have been hurt or who are depressed because of the difficulties involved with the transition out of the world of the straights.
While most people discover who they are as they mature and find their place in society, the gays need special help to get into their little sphere, and they also need special laws and alerts for the use of non-politically correct catch words and phrases that signal that they are being bullied.
It is sensitivity training, courses in tippy toeing, self-esteem tripe, and psychological bolstering all rolled into one. But apparently, Savage can’t seem to fulfill his task without belittling others whose view of the gay life is not so glowing. He referred to Christians as pansy a**** as more than a hundred students along with their advisors left the conference in protest.
He issued a half-hearted apology some time later and then proceeded to his next venue where the rhetoric was repeated in all of its sorted glory. He proved to the world yet once again that those who espouse tolerance have a very high tolerance for their own brand of brow beating, bullying, and blatant hypocrisy.
While not actually quoting chapter and verse of the bible, he did mention the three most well-known books of the bible that decry the homosexual lifestyle: Leviticus, Timothy, and Romans.
He boasted that we have learned to ignore the bull**** in the bible, and we should also learn to ignore the bible’s other prohibitions on shellfish, slavery, dinner, farming, virginity, and masturbation. The shotgun approach to blasting the bible never works because the scoffers rarely if ever understand the dispensations or the divisions of the scripture. Naturally, speakers like Savage depend on the fact that their listeners don’t know these subtle, but extremely important, differences.
In a post on May 1st, Savage specifically blasted the practice of Christians who quote from Leviticus because it says homosexual activity is an ‘abomination.’ Declaring that the bible refers to all Old Testament moral, ceremonial, or hygienic prohibitions as also being abominations is a very significant error.
Dr. Michael Brown of the much loved “Ask Dr. Brown” series addresses that error in his ‘Voice of Revolution’ website, May 3, 2012. Dr. Brown says, “Actually, within Leviticus, only homosexual practice is singled out as an abomination, but elsewhere, the people of Israel are told that they should not eat shellfish (see Leviticus 11, although the word abomination is not used there)…”
Brown also said, “When it comes to homosexual practice, not only is it the only sinful action singled out in Leviticus as an abomination, but it is part of a list of universal moral prohibitions, including incest and other forbidden sexual acts. We know this because the chapter states that the Lord judged the pagan nations for these very acts, and if acts were wrong for idol-worshiping pagans, and they were wrong for the people of Israel (see Leviticus 18:24-30). And when we see that the prohibition against homosexual practice is reiterated in the New Testament, the case is settled for those who accept the Bible as God’s Word.”
As expected, the mainstream media mostly passed over the details of this incident, but the conservative media has been generous, providing both details and follow ups. The one aspect of the event that seemed to have escaped the notice of all was the fact that while hundreds of students walked out of the conference, many more stayed – and applauded Savage’s unlearned, ill-informed, and anti-Christian remarks.
Why were students cheering and applauding Dan Savage’s outbursts of hatred and error even while they were present to learn more about how to be more tolerant? This is a question that virtually no commentator has asked. This is also the question that is too easy to answer.
Our children are being taught a world view that denies absolutes. Situation ethics, personally derived morality, and the view that all truth is subjective and relative are at the heart of today’s academic system. High school and college level instruction holds that there are no more absolutes; there isn’t just black and white but many shades of gray.
Philosophic postulation is only allowed to ask questions; no one is allowed an authoritarian platform on which to declare an actual answer. If philosophy were actually color; where would this thinking end? Ask the artist to believe that there is only gray, and they will laugh at you. They depend on the absolutes of black and white in their art. All the colors are derived from primaries; there are no shades of purple without red and blue.
But why trouble the darlings with something that would only get them scorned or called a pansy. Even as teachers hail the individualism that produced today’s youth heroes and examples like Steve Jobs, any defiance against the rap of the nebulous nascent nonsense is met with wrath and rejection. Again, this is no more than unseen and totally unacknowledged hypocrisy.
The only remaining barrier to the emergence of today’s reprobation and moral decline is the bible. It is fast becoming the last line of defense, but a formidable defense it is. Bolstered by the Prez’s unprecedented stand with the homosexual agenda, the gays have only this one immovable wall to hurdle. Will they succeed? Not a chance.
Oddly, it is not some imaginary battle where good wins over evil, but the prophetic says that evil under the banner of PC (Political Correctness) and morality derived from – PCC (Pop Culture Consensus) will flourish as this generation progresses.
Not only does the bible promise that even though evil will have its day, prophetically speaking that evil will suddenly be met face to face by the returning Lord Jesus Christ, who will at his appearance dispel all the questions. When those with a world view look up to see him coming in power, they will not call upon their college professors, scientists, politicians, or peers to help them to cope with the events that follow.
What they will do is flee to the mountains, rocks, and dens and ask the rocks to hide them from the face of him who returns in resplendent glory and power. (Rev 6: 16)
It is more than a curiosity that as an appendage to one of the most important second coming passages in the entire bible called the ‘Olivet Discourse,’ Jesus re-affirmed that of all the words a man may take to heart, only his words will be left standing in the end, and those who stand on these words will be standing there with him alive and well at his second coming.
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Mt 24: 35)
As for those kids in Seattle who walked out of the school, I can say I wouldn’t mind having any number of them attending my church. I would venture to say that their parents must be proud. Not only are they the jewels of heaven, but they are the best of America, and I would bet that there are a few million Americans who would agree with me.
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