Wednesday, May 31, 2006
As a faith-based Christian my challenge is to love you. Love is not toleration. Toleration is a twisted and perverse concept. Tolerance demands that I subjugate my principles and the moral absolutes found in the Judeo-Christian Bible for the sake of getting along. Tolerance is a farce. Tolerance is pharisaical. Tolerance demands that there can only be approved absolutes by certain Tolerance Totalitarians. These TTs consist of a cadre of varied and downright sinister extreme liberal leftist groups and causes. These purveyors of evil are guided so deftly, so poisonously and so stealthily by its legal strong-arm, the ACLU. Christianity and Jesus Christ are blacklisted from the TTs’ A or approved list of acceptable worldviews.
No, Jesus IS the only way to God. I am not ashamed of that. I will not do give that up for the sake of not offending you. If you don't like me to speak the name of Jesus, then that is not my problem, it is your problem. The courts have sided for the tolerance adherents, the TTs, far too long, and frankly I hate what they judges have done to the law and to my country.
America was founded as a Christian nation. You as a Muslim, and I presume a legal alien or citizen, (because if you are not, then I have another whole set of issues with you, especially if you are an illegal alien) have all the rights and freedom to practice your beliefs. But to a certain degree you are expected to fit it, to assimilate, like so many others have done before you. You do not have the right to prohibit me to pray in public to the Triune God. If it causes offense, so be it, that is your problem, nor mine, nor the courts for that matter.
If your faith is so strong that being in a Christian environment is uncomfortable or is that offensive to you, then consider leaving it for more muslim-friendly place, such as Mecca. We have put up with this tolerance foolishness for much too long. Tolernce is just flat out wrong and must be stopped.
This is America the land of the free. It is predominately a Christian nation. Our Constitution and laws take from the Judeo-Christian Scripture not the Koran nor the writings of Buddha despite what the treacherous, treasonous, lying revisionist might claim and promulgate.
You can call me an intolerant Christian American. Yes, and I am proud of it. The word tolerance has no redemptive value in my life lexicon. At best it is vicious, and at worst it is treasonous to America’s founding principles, values traditions.
Now, how do you think that I as a faith-based Christian would be LOVED or TOLERATED in Northern Nigeria, Southern Sudan, Egypt, Iran, Indonesia or Saudi Arabia? My hat, with my head, would be in my hands. America is head 9no deliberate pun intended) and shoulders above the rest, a city on hill, blessed by God Almighty, the God of the Judeo-Christian bible.
Note: Much of this posting is based on an entry I made today on the Speak Up! Forum
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil
Evil is for real.
You can deny it.
You can ignore it.
God exists, He IS.
You can deny His existence.
You can ignore Him.
He says life is sacred at all stages,
conception to natural death.
Only HE has rightful authority
over life and death.
Not you or me . . .
God is in ultimate control.
Or not, at your own peril.
Evil is real.
You deny it,
you ignore it,
or you embrace it.
God exists, He IS.
You deny His existance
or you can acknowledge HIm
and have the abundance He offers
in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Walk right in, sit right down
Daddy, let your mind roll on
Walk right in, sit right down
Daddy, let your mind roll on
Everybody's talkin' 'bout a new way of walkin'
Do you want to lose your mind?
Walk right in, sit right down
Daddy, let your mind roll on
[The Rooftop Singers, “Walk Right in” circa, 1965?]
Then one by one we must start to ARREST, TRY, and DEPORT one illegal alien at a time. Starting with the ones who present themselves to the authorities by committing a second crime . . . in addition to their illegal entry . . .
If we were to pay for air fare for each illegal in our country at the present time assuming that we pay $500 air fare x 12 million , this would cost us "only" 6 Billion dollars. Compare that to maybe 100 times $6 Billion or a conservative $600 Billion, if they all stayed and got on the dole like the president and our wise senators want.
It is a real no-brainer, isn't it?
And that $6 Billion would be a lot less if we would use PRICELINE or take advantage of the bargain fares maybe using the new "Yankees Say, No, You Go Home" Airlines.
Note: Much of this posting is based on an entry I made today at the OPEN: Ohio Politics Forum
Monday, May 29, 2006
We remember our Troops & all the fallen and wounded Veterans of all our past wars today, Memorial Day. Thank you for your dedication and service. God bless you and God bless America.
Canadian blogger, Rich, lists some very right-on and interesting “Favourite Right Wing Expressions...” on his blog [I added the dedications], here are a few of them:
America - No Vacancy! [for Senor Vincente Fox & his state-sponsored illegal alien invaders & fo our own Senators Voinovich and DeWine who voted for the Amnesty bill]
Iran wants nukes? Give 'em nukes! [for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad]
Lib*Mart. Always high taxes. Always [for Sherrod Brown & extreme left wing liberals everywhere]
Stop Global Whining! [for Al Gore & environmentalists everywhere]
Islam is a Blast [for Osama bin Laden & Islamo-terrorists everywehere]
Hollywood - All thats LEFT! [for Michael Moore and his ilk]
I had a Baby! [for all abortionist everywhere]
Man + Woman = Marriage! [for the moneyed homosexual minority]
MADK! Mothers Against Drunk Kennedys! [for Ted & Son]
Saturday, May 27, 2006
We have many enemies. Some are envious. Some hate what we stand for - freedom that even allows the filth that emanates from those who attach or assume no responsibility to their freedom. Those who take their freedom as a license to do whatever, whenever, to whoever . . . is ultimate narcissism. Anything and everything goes as long as I make a profit, it doesn’t matter who I hurt.
List of America's Top Ten Most Dangerous, Most Destructive Enemies Within and Without:
1. Islamo-terrorists including but not limited to Osama Bin Laden
2. The ACLU and their cadre of comrade counselors who are real-life grinches stealing everything sacred and American from Christmas to the Boy Scouts to the mere display of the Ten Commandment or the mere recitation of the pledge of allegiance . . . they now cry tear down the cross in California city park honoring our Veterans [ http://www.stoptheaclu.com/ ]
3. George Soros, Adriana Huffington, Michael Moore and other financiers and purveyors of lies
4. Soft and Hard-core peddlers of pornographers and indecency who exploit women and men and their weaknesses for fun and profit: the Howard Sterns, the Jerry Springers the Hugh Heffners and the Hustler guy whatever his name is. . .
5. Hollywood and its passion for passion and violence and exploitation and perversion and pornography.
6. The moneyed and mighty influential powers behind the campaign to market the lie to the masses that homosexuality is a legitimate alternative lifestyle.
7. Planned Parenthood, abortion doctors of death, and the entire abortion industry which make money by executing innocent babies and destroying the lives of women
8. Greedy capitalists like Ken Lay and those running sellout Wal-Mart executives, who will deal with the devil (China) if it will help them cut costs and make a greater profit
9. Religious leaders who profane the name of Jesus Christ and God by taking immoral stands such as placing active homosexuals in leadership positions, or turning the other way when their trusted clerics molest children
10. Sellout, unprincipled politicians who say anything to get elected and then team up with one or more of the above to push their own personal agendas and portfolios.
Just to name a few on America’s enemy list, mostly they are within our own country.
Let’s repent of our decadence and restore morality to our society by electing politicians who will uphold the truth and decency, where there is a woeful lack at the moment. Also, let each of use set and be an example of what is good and legitimate about America.
Let’s do all we can to destroy Islamo-terrorists and all those who aide and abet them in this Country and to seek out and purge those who would destroy our moral fiber whoever and wherever they may be found. Again let’s elect lawmakers and not lawbreakers to be our representatives who can help us to do this!!!!
Note: Much of this posting is based on an entry I made today at the OPEN: Ohio Politics Forum (#1209)
I'm sad to say my president and my senators, DeWine & Voinovich, all of whom I support on many issues, on this issue are marching lock step with the liberal left, the ACLU and other comrades in crime. Oh, shame on you Mr. President. Your true colors are really showing one this one and they are not red, white and blue, but a ghastly greedy green.
We must stop this foolish, expensive and untenable approach.
Let's secure our borders using every means available.
Lets arrest first illegals, who commit additional crimes beside entering our country uninvited and unauthorized. Next let’s clean out our prison of the 30% illegals occupying space rightly due our own perverts, pornographers, pimps, pushers, prostitutes and more than a few poluted politicos. I would eveb be willing to seriously outsource the housing of prisoners in India or another third world country to insure that these alien perpetrators pay for there crimes . . . It would be cheaper in the long run and we would make room for our own homegrown perpetrators and associated traitors and other criminals.
Lets close down any business who flaunts the law by hiring and using illegal aliens.
Let's expeditiously try in a standardized and efficient and compassionate INS procedure or process listening carefully why an illegal should not be immediately deported. With possible rare exceptions, insure the findings of the proceedings are carried out fast.
Deport illegal aliens promptly, providing if needed air fare back to the country of origin. Take immediate criminal action against all businesses that disobey immigration laws. Close Tyson Foods to make an example if we must! Let's get serious.
SECURE, ARREST, TRY, CLOSE & DEPORT.
Is that so hard to do? President Bush, Senator DeWine, Senator Voinovich are any of you listening?
Note: Much of this posting is based on an entry I made today on the Speak Up! Forum
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
We remove God from our schools inserting instead the religion of secular humanism, which worships man as god. We worship the creature and not the Creator. We are trying to abolish all vestiges of the true meaning and celebration of Christmas and Easter. We promote pornography, perversion and profanity on our broadcast airwaves, yet deny the mere mention of the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in any venue except church. We call this progress. I call this regression, de-evolution. We call the truth a lie and we call evil good.
I believe that if the founders of this nation were to return en masse today what they would find would shock them and cause them to start another revolution. Maybe they would change the words to Melanie Safka’s Look What They’ve Done to My Song and instead sing:
Look what they’ve done to my country, Lord
Look what the judges have done to my country
Well they’ve taken it so far left its almost gone
And it’s turning out all wrong, Lord
Look what they’ve done to my country
Enough, let’s let us wake up and strengthen the things that remain …
Note: Much of this posting is based on a comment I made today on the Stop the ACLU blog (The ACLU’s Double Standards on Church and State by Jay on 05-22-06)
Monday, May 22, 2006
In yesterday’s posting I talked about the DaVinci Code movie as being blasphemous, as well as the pornographic portrayal of Jesus Christ in a college newspaper. Both of these developments are symptomatic of a deliberate attempt on the part of some to discredit and destroy all vestiges of God, Jesus Christ and all things holy and sacred in our nation.
In talking about the latest attacks on Jesus, it seems to me that the issue is not so much as fiction versus nonfiction, as it is a matter of it being okay to ridicule and pervert Christianity and insult Jesus Christ in the cinema (the DaVinci Code) and by permitting pornographic portrayals of Jesus Christ, the living God Himself, in student taxpayer-financed public so-called institution of higher learning.
Yet what an outcry, deep sympathy and understanding was shown on the part of the US press when in the Netherlands, mere cartoons satirizing the long-dead Islamic prophet were so intolerable that they were never published, as far as I know, here. Our fair-minded, sensitive, and so noble US newspapers and media, would not dare print or display, for fear of offending their many Moslem readers? Or is there another agenda?
There seems to be a big disconnect here.
On the one hand, there seems to be a deliberate, relentless attack on one system of beliefs or worldview, which itself is inextricably linked to the history of this nation and is the major reason for its greatness. While on the other hand, we placate an essentially alien religion. Something is wrong with this PICTURE . . . literally and figuratively. In other words, Christ, Christians, and Christianity are viable targets to disparage, but never think of offending the “religion of peace” because its adherents might kill you? Where is he justice, where is the logic, where is our allegiance?
Let us never get used to these offenses. Let us never overlook them. Let us call them what they are. Boycott the movies, the schools, etc. that glorify, tolerate and condone such behavior, for Christ’s sake. Amen.
Note: Much of this posting is based on an entry I made today at the OPEN: Ohio Politics forum (#1097)
Sunday, May 21, 2006
The American Family Association Alert dated May 19, 2006 stated, in part:
“The Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) has refused to apologize for an obscene anti-Christian assault in the campus newspaper Insurgent. ”The March edition of the Insurgent ran one of the strongest attacks on Christianity I have seen. The paper ran graphics depicting Jesus as a homosexual . . .
“When asked for an apology by Students of Faith, ASUO refused to give one saying that "there are no grounds for demanding an apology from Insurgent." The ASUO went on to defend the publication saying that the newspaper contributes "to the cultural and physical development of the university community." ..."
The AFA suggested that their readers write the Governor and other leaders in Oregon to protest.
My letter included in part: “What many Moslems were outraged about and even killed others throughout the world over, were cartoon portrayals of their beloved Prophet, Mohammed, I find even more offensive in the U. of Oregon student newspaper's graphic portrayal of the Lord Jesus Christ as a homosexual. The United States has its roots firmly in Judeo-Christian values. This is an insult to Jesus Christ, to me personally and to the many believers in Oregon and in whole United States . . .
". . . I say shame on this so-called institution of higher learning, which is apparently producing people who lack even the simplest decency and decorum. Is nothing sacred anymore, not even God, Himself? Isn’t it enough that our courts and schools have removed all traces of God from our schools, now they want to trample on Him? This is not funny, it is insulting and scandalous."
Friday, May 19, 2006
The fathers of this nation knew that man by nature is depraved. God has established a provision that deals with that depravity. That provision is Jesus Christ. The majority of the founders had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, they knew the biblical precepts and principles because they read and studied their bibles. They used this biblical background and worldview in designing the government of the nation. Seems to me that this would indicate commitment, wouldn't you agree?
Condoning slavery and treating women, blacks and Indians as less than equal was wrong. However, these men were committed, not perfect. They had some flaws, but they strove to form a more perfect union, which they did.
This nation, the United States of America, has been blessed by God more than any nation ever. We have done great good during most of its existence. However, I do not think we have been doing so well lately since we have turned our backs on God, Jesus Christ and adherence to moral absolutes found in the scripture. We remove God from our schools inserting instead the religion of secular humanism, which elevates man to be a god. We worship the creature and not the Creator. We are trying to abolish all vestiges of the true meaning and celebration of Christmas and Easter. We glorify pornography, perversion and profanity on our broadcast airwaves, yet deny the mere mention of the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in any venue except church. We call this progress. I call this regression, reverse evolution. We call the truth a lie and we call evil good.
I believe that if the 55 early founders were to return to their country en masse today, what they would find would not only repulse them, but would cause them to revolt! It is my personal belief that it is not too late to reverse the path toward our sure destruction. We can and we must return to the traditional values and ideals on which this country was founded. We need to revolt from the tyranny of judges-gone-berserk, a congress (Democrats and Republicans) and president bent on listening more to special interests than to their conscience, God or the people.
Note: Much of this posting is based on an entry I made today on the In the news forum (President Bystander)
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Is that such a radical of an idea?
What is culture? Culture: is a shared, learned, symbolic system of values, beliefs and attitudes that shapes and influences perception and behavior -- an abstract "mental blueprint" or "mental code."
Would you agree that American culture includes most of the following?
1. Values: individualism, altruism and Judeo-Christian morals.
2. Food: The hot dog, the hamburger, and fried chicken.
3. Music: Black gospel, southern gospel, and rock 'n roll.
4. Spectator Sports: Baseball, football, and basketball.
5. Movies: the Sound of Music, Star Wars, and the Godfathers.
6. Cars: Corvette, Lincoln and Jeep.
7. TV: I Love Lucy, Bill Cosby, and Touched by an angel.
8. Heroes: Abraham Lincoln, John Wayne, and Michael Jordan.
9. Individual sports: Tennis, fishing, and rollerblading.
There is more that unites Americans than divides us. There are those who seek to divide and destroy us from within and without. There are those who play on our fears and prejudices on BOTH sides of the political aisle.
Legal immigrants are welcome, but assimilate, melt into what is American. Learn English so you can reap the full benefit of being in America. Get involved in politics and vote.
We do not have to be ashamed to say that we are Americans. My ancestors were from Europe, but I am an American. I for one am proud to be an American. I am not proud of were America is headed, but I respect and appreciate those values and ideals on which we were founded and which I seek to see restored.
Note: Much of this posting is based on an entry I made today at the OPEN: Ohio Politics forum (#1065).
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
On Monday evenaing President Bush addressed the nation about the illegal alien problem. My hope and prayer is that Pres. Bush is principled and not political in sending the National Guard troops to our southern border and that he will allow them to take very constructive steps to stop the illegal alien invasion.
Twice I voted for Pres. Bush, but have been displeased by his do-nothing approach to our border problem. Seems he cares more for the "welfare" of Tyson Chicken than he does for the average American Citizen.
Conservative talk show host and author, Michael Savage, has long “preached” "Borders, Language and Culture". Protect our borders. Enforce English as the America's only language. Promote the American culture, not multiculturalism.I came across this article on another forum, it is excellent article outlining how to destroy America, multiculturalism is one of the ways . . .
Note: Much of this posting is based on an entry I made today at the OPEN: Ohio Politics forum (#1065).
Monday, May 15, 2006
The following e-mail was sent to the mayor, Ward 13 Councilman and the President of Cleveland City Council in response to news that a new homosexual bath house was being developed near downtown Cleveland.
Dear Mayor Jackson (Cleveland):
As a former Clevelander and one who continues to be interested in its health and well-being, I ask you to step in and do all you can to insure that the Homosexual Bath House is never opened in your great city.
I went to school at CSU and am familiar with that area, wouldn't it be more useful to place a homeless shelter in that area or some other productive entity.
The city is asking for a great amount of trouble if it allows such an establishment to open. There are some very serious health-related issues whenever you have what amounts to a "legalized brothel." There are some serious social problems as well. It will likely attract persons who will take advantage of area children. Please review the following article about the relationship between homosexuality and child abuse.
Please do everything within your power to prohibit that business from opening.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Happy Mother's Day, Moms!
On this Mother's Day as we celebrate all the sacrifice and care that our own mothers provided us. Let us thank God for them. Let us also remember the aborted babies who were not priveleged to know their mothers. Let us pray for a day when there wll be no more abortions.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
One week ago was Election Day in Ohio, when thousands of Ohioans voted for me. I have been sending the following Letter to the Editor to several Ohio Newspapers. In case the traditional media does not publish it using paper and ink, I will use the new media to get my message of thanks out to Ohioans.
My Campagn for the U.S. Senate
“Thank you”, to everyone in Ohio, who voted for me for the U.S. Senate in the Democratic Primary on May 2nd, I appreciate your confidence and support.
I did not win the election. I gave it my best effort and God helped me to persevere through the Primary Election. Along the way I met many decent and God-fearing people, who wanted good representation in Washington, D.C. I took difficult stands on many issues, which most politicians shy away from. However, my basic philosophy is based on the truth found in God’s Word, the Bible. God has a lot to say about matters not only of religion, but of politics, education and business. We need to return to a place where God is recognized as the Supreme Sovereign of all and that there is no greater duty than to honor Him and Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God.
Jesus is the greatest person in the world; He is God in the flesh. The greatest proof for His existence is the changed life. He changed me at a young age. He enabled me to run for office despite all of the obstacles, past and present. The Shroud of Turin is physical evidence of His existence. See my earlier blog postings for a discussion of the Shroud and many other issues that I discussed during the last month of my campaign.
In summary, God is worthy of our very lives and our loyalty. Everyone has the opportunity to have a personal relationship with Jesus; it starts with an acknowledgment of our sin and separation from God, and involves a simple prayer requesting His entry into our lives. You can pray, “Lord Jesus, forgive me for my evil, come into my life.”
Monday, May 08, 2006
on 5/5/06 I wrote:
We Can Lose Our Country if churches and God-fearing people do not get more, and not less, involved in politics and in every other aspect of the life of this nation .
The Founders of this country never meant there to be separation of church or God from the state. They wanted to insure that we never had a state controlled by a particular church body or denomination such as was the case in England and the Church of England.
Ungodly judges, the ACLU and their comrades have so marred the original intent that believers fear to speak the name of Jesus or to acknowledge God in anyway in our schools, our business and in our government. Shame on us for standing aside and letting this happen.
Let us restore the true God to His rightful place in our Judeo-Christian society and let us remove the secular humanist false idol god - the worship of reason and man as the ultimate authority - from where he has been elevated.
Let us return to our roots - we will all be better for it. I am afraid that if we don't we only have the loss of our sovereignty and worse, the destruction of this great nation, to look forward to.
Let us individually and as a nation wake up and strengthen the things that remain. . .
on 5/6/06 I wrote:
One of the verses of the Barry McGuire (1965) song "Eve of Destruction" reads:
"Yeah, my blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin',
I'm sittin' here, just contemplatin',
I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation,
handful of Senators don't pass legislation,
and marches alone can't bring integration,
when human respect is disintegratin',
this whole crazy world is just too frustratin',
and you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction."
To me, "I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation" speaks volumes, our radical judges, the ACLU and all their 'comrades in harms' have been trying to twist the truth these past 5 decades or so.
Abortion, the killing innocent babies, is good, but putting to death proven, convicted murderers (capital punishment) is evil?
Taking God, Jesus Christ and prayer out of our schools is bad, but teaching Islam, eastern mysticism and the religion of secular humanism in our public schools is good?
Teaching the godless unproven theory of Evolution is good, but teaching Intelligent Design or Creationism is bad?
Teaching children moral absolutes and abstinence is unacceptable, but teaching innocent children about moral relativism, and about condom use, homosexuality and other perversion is acceptable?
Howard Stern's and Jerry Springer's immoral and vulgar 'entertainment' is condoned and admired, while Jerry Falwell and Ken Blackwell are condemned for taking a public stand for morality?
" . . . and you tell me over and over and over again my friend, ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction."
Thursday, May 04, 2006
from BizzyBlog 5/3/06
". . . Mr. Keiser, I applaud your campaign based upon your personal, unwavering values. While I must say that I voted for Mr. Brown, this was not personal attack. Rather, my political beliefs found themselves more aligned with those of Mr. Brown. . . ."
from comment on A Good Choice . . . for Ohio blog 5/2/06
. . . Brown's opponent, Merrill S. Keiser, was an unlikely Democrat, opposing abortion rights and supporting school prayer. An opponent who was considered more viable, Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett, dropped out in February. Yet Keiser got more than 120,000 votes. . . [actually nearly 160,000 votes, but who is counting?]
from the Cleveland Plain Dealer article "As expected: Brown vs. DeWine"
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
My Fellow Ohioans,
First, I want to thank each person who voted for me yesterday in the Democratic Primary Election on May 2nd. There are many Democrats, Republicans and Independent voters who are not happy with our major political parties and their endorsed candidates.
I ran for office to bring about real change in our government. I still want to see a return to the traditional values that made this country great - an acknowledgement and dependence on God, the importance of traditional family structure and basic Judeo-Christian principles.
Second, congratulations to Sherrod Brown in winning the U.S. Senate Democratic nomination.
May God bless you,
Merrill Samuel "Sam" Keiser, Jr.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Many months ago now, as I began to run for U.S. Senate, I wrote some content for my campaign brochure. For the millions out there who may not have received one of my brochures, I reproduce it here.
THE TRUTH MUST BE TOLD
“We hold these truths to be
self-evident, that all men are
created equal, that they are
endowed by their Creator with
Rights, that among them are
Life, Liberty and the pursuit
Truth is independent of each individual’s belief. A person either believes truth, or they believe non-truth. For an argument to be logical it must be based on truth. The preeminent truth in life is: God, who is self-existent, exists. A person, society or nation, who does not have this as a basis of their thinking is illogical.
A second basic truth is God created. A sign I once saw cautioned: “DON’’T LEAVE EXCELLENCE TO CHANCE.” When our nation’s Founding Fathers observed nature, they saw that it was excellent. Nature did not just happen by chance, it was created. To think otherwise is illogical. This, our Founders, wrote is self-evident.
The precious rights of the people were provided by the Creator, and not by chance. To argue that life resulted by chance is to deprive people of liberty and God-given rights. Thus, at its very core, the concept of evolution opposes the very nature of American independence.
“And for the support of this
Declaration, with a firm reliance
on the protection of Divine
Providence we mutually pledge
to each other our Lives, our
Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
The signors of the Declaration of Independence relied on the Creator, and who knew that Jesus Christ was the Creator, to become an independent nation and to help them maintain its Sovereignty.
This is the day, Primary Election Day in Ohio. Today as you visit the polling place and cast your vote, you have an opportunity to make A Good Choice . . . for Ohio, for America, and for yourself . . . Vote today. Vote Keiser for U.S. Senate!
God bless you, God bless Ohio, and God bless America!
Monday, May 01, 2006
"Ohio statewide candidates answering surveys on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues gave answers ranging from “abomination” to full support of marriage equality.
"The Gay People’s Chronicle sent surveys to all of the candidates for statewide office. The questions were designed to give insight into the candidates’ familiarity and comfort level with LGBT constituents, as well as predict their performance on LGBT policy issues.
"The Chronicle is not endorsing any candidates in the primaries, instead providing an opportunity for readers to become familiar with each of them in as close to their own words as possible.
Mike DeWine, Republican, incumbent: No response.
William G. Pierce, Republican: No response.
David R. Smith, Republican: Could not reach him. The Ohio Republican Party has no contact information.
Sherrod Brown, Democrat, current District 13 U.S. representative:
“I am fully and completely in support of [same-sex] civil marriage,” wrote Brown. “In my view, there is no reason why the same legal benefits extended to opposite sex couples should not be extended to loving, committed same-sex couples.”
Brown also supports legislation to end federal taxation of domestic partner benefits, and to give non-citizen domestic partners the same residency and citizenship rights and benefits that married couples have.
He says public schools should have policies protecting LGBT students from harassment and discrimination in order to receive federal funds, and he supports legislation against employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Brown says the federal government should also recognize state civil unions and domestic partnerships for federal benefits and taxes.
“I was one of fewer than 70 representatives to vote against the so-called Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 because I believe the federal government should not discriminate in the administration of public programs on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity,” Brown wrote. “During my time on the Hill, I also cosponsored legislation that would grant same and opposite sex domestic partners of federal employees the same benefits to legal spouses of federal employees . . . And of course, in 2004, I voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment.”
Brown defines civil rights as “Equal opportunity and treatment for all individuals, regardless of race, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”
Merrill “Sam” Keiser, Jr., Democrat:
“I love the homosexual person as a fellow human being who is made in the image of God, but I do not accept or condone the homosexual behavior as an acceptable lifestyle,” Keiser wrote.
Keiser opposes legislation against employment discrimination by of sexual orientation and gender identity, and opposes requiring public schools to have policies protecting LGBT students in order to receive federal funds.
He opposes legislation to end federal taxation of domestic partner benefits, and opposes equality to married couples in immigration and citizenship applications.
“Homosexuality is not a ‘right’ or a ‘protected class,’ ” Keiser wrote. “Homosexuality is first and foremost an abomination in God’s eyes,” very similar to abortion, which he considers murder. “Whole societies have been destroyed because of this lifestyle. Think Sodom and Gomorrah. I do not want my society to continue down the road to sure destruction because of its acceptance of a small, but influential minority.”
This survey shows how diametrically opposed the two candidates are on this very divisive issue. Ohio Democrats and non-partisan voters have a real choice in this year's Democratic Primary Election in this and many other important issues.
Make A Good Choice tomorrow, vote Merrill S. Keiser for U.S. Senate.
Initially, in thinking about running for the U.S. Senate, I read the following passage found in the bible, 1 Samuel 14:6:
“And Jonathan said to the young
man that bare his armor, Come,
and let us go over unto the garrison
of these uncircumcised: it may be
that the LORD will work for us: for
there is no restraint to the LORD
to save by many or by few.”
In this passage Jonathan says to his armor bearer that God was able to win with many or with few . . . So I thought that perhaps God would support my running for office, too. Then I read another passage (1 Corinthians 1:27) in the bible, which says:
“But God hath chosen the foolish
things of the world to confound
the wise; and God hath chosen the
weak things of the world to confound
the things which are mighty;”
Here in this passage God is saying that He takes delight in doing the impossible.
My conclusion was that if I didn’t run for office, then I would never know what God might do on my behalf. So I made the decision to run for U.S. Senate. In the process I discovered that I was a Democrat. (I had voted as a Democrat in the last election.)
When I read in the Democratic Party platform that it was pro-family and not necessarily pro-death, I decided that I could in good conscience run as a Democrat.
There are now less than 2 days until Ohio Voters can make A Good Choice on Tuesday, May 2nd in the Democratic Primary Election.