Thursday, May 31, 2007

If We Build it They Won't Come

I got this from

by Rep. Duncan Hunter Posted 05/22/2007 ET

It's much tougher than it should be to secure America's borders. While the technology and manpower are all within reach, what seems beyond our grasp is the ability to act. Take last year's legislation calling for construction of 854 miles of fence on our Southern border.

It's all too obvious that America is under threat because its land borders are largely porous and unprotected. In response last year Congress passed, and the President signed into law, legislation calling for the construction of those 854 miles of border fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. Despite this legislative mandate by the U.S. Congress, the Department of Homeland Security recently announced its intention to build only 370 miles of fencing along the border, not the 854 miles required by the legislation.

This directive, despite its clarity, appears to have been interpreted as a suggestion. It is not: it's the law -- and the border fence must be built.

The Secure Fence Act requires that reinforced fencing and related infrastructure be installed along the most dangerous and problematic smuggling corridors along our Southern land border, which continue providing illegal immigrants, drug smugglers and potential terrorist access into the United States. As the original author of the measure's fencing provision, I expected there to be some opposition to implementing strategic fencing along our land border with Mexico. I did not, however, expect one of the biggest obstacles to be the federal agency primarily responsible for protecting the American homeland, especially when border fencing has proven to be an effective enforcement tool with verifiable results.

In San Diego County, for example, border fencing remains a critical part of our continuing effort to address the problems commonly associated with illegal immigration. Since construction of the San Diego Border Fence began in 1996, the smuggling of people and narcotics has dropped drastically, crime rates have been reduced by half according to FBI statistics, vehicle drug drive-throughs have been eliminated and apprehensions have decreased as the result of fewer crossing attempts.

The Clinton Administration opposed the construction of the San Diego Border Fence as a method of closing the prolific smuggling corridor that once existed between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. The Clinton Administration, however, also recognized its responsibility under the law. Construction of the San Diego Border Fence began and conditions on both sides of the border immediately improved.

The Bush Administration says it remains committed to securing the border. I intend to hold them to their word. Just as I did with the Clinton Administration, I will continue reminding the Bush Administration of their obligation under the law to build the border fence. I believe they can, and will, do better.

Bureaucracy is rarely ever capable of producing immediate results. But when it threatens the safety and security of our communities, it becomes intolerable. The decision not to build fencing as dictated by law can only serve to demonstrate that we are not serious about securing our borders and enforcing our nation's immigration laws.

Why is reinforced border infrastructure necessary? In 2005, 155,000 foreign nationals from countries other than Mexico were apprehended attempting to cross our land border with Mexico. Alarmingly, many of these individuals originated from countries of national security concern, including Syria, Iran, Lebanon and Yemen, and likely represent only a fraction of those who successfully entered our country without the knowledge of border security officials or the consent of our government.

It has also been reported that several of the individuals who were discovered to be plotting the next major terrorist attack against the United States, targeting soldiers at Fort Dix, crossed the U.S.-Mexico border through Brownsville, Texas. Whether they entered as children or adults, the fact that they originated from countries far from our shores demonstrates that across the world, it is understood that the best way to illegally enter the United States is through our land border with Mexico.

To date, only 12 miles of the 854 miles of border fencing called for in the Secure Fence Act have been constructed. While it's a start, the 370 miles of fencing promised by DHS represents a significant departure from what's required by federal law. Let's be perfectly clear: it's not enough. Even the 854 miles of fence legislated last year is only a beginning. Legislation presently under consideration by the U.S. Senate to reform our immigration system also reaffirms DHS' decision to only build 370 miles of fencing. This legislation is weak on enforcement, comprehensively fails to make border security a priority and wrongly retreats from the mandates of the Secure Fence Act.

We know from our experiences in San Diego that border fencing works and when extended across Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, it will have the same salutary effect. DHS has more than $1 billion cash on hand for border fence construction and more will surely be delivered. It's time we get serious about border control, do what's right, and build the border fence. Secure borders make America safer. What's so hard to understand about that?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Do It Anyway

Two Highly Principled Servants of God

Mother Teresa hung a copy of this poem on the wall of Shishu Bhavan, the Children's orphanage, in Calcutta she founded in Calcutta. Its source is unknown.

She dedicated her life to caring for the poor of Calcutta, India. Her exceptional dedication to the poor was widely recognized, including the reception of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 . . . Mother Teresa died September 5, 1997.


Written By Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical,
and self-centered;
forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some
false friends and some true enemies;
succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight;
build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

President Ronald Reagan and Mother Teresa each embodied and lived out much of this poem. He was optimistic and persevered despite great obstacles. She was totally dedicated to helping the poor despite or in spite of apparently insurmountable obstacles.
It is interesting to note that there are many references to this poem when you google it. Some, I have noticed, especially academic websites conveniently drop the last God-honoring verse. I would expect nothing less. Theophobia and Christophobia is rampant . . . Radical leftists are adamant in their absolute intolerance of God and Jesus Christ. Apparently they would be loath to offend their father, Satan, god of this world. We need more Reagans and Teresas today.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Creation Museum Opens With A Big Bang

Yesterday, Australian Ken Ham, of Answers in Genesis (AIG), opened the privately funded, $27 million, 60,000 sq. ft. Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky near Cincinnati. Approximately 500 people were waiting in line when the museum pened at 10:00 a.m. yesterday, Memorial Day. Thousands more attended throughout the day.

The ever-vigilant Political Correctness Police were on hand to protest the opening of this museum, which declared unashamedly a biblically-based explanation for creation and the origin of life. About 50 protesters showed up touting their protest as the “Rally for Reason.” No doubt the protesters were on hand to ridicule and sneer. Among the protest organizers and participants were atheists, educators, scientists and a group called Defend the Constitution, or DefCon as they call themselves. I’m not quite sure what part of the Constitution they are defending, though, maybe their right to protest or their right to be wrong?

To me, DefCon is misnamed; it should be called Deaf-Lib signifying that many, liberal or progressive elite are very closed minded when it comes to considering alternate explanation or truth. They are blinded by their hatred for God and Jesus Christ and any alternative view that threatens or dares to question their secular humanistic dogma. In other words, they simply cannot accept any explanation but their own. In fact, they are quite intolerant of all viewpoints save their own viewpoints including the much flawed evolution theory.

In a article today Ken Ham said the protesters were “saying things like we shouldn't be allowed to present the science we're presenting. They're scared of us. [Do you] know why they're scared? Because for the first time we've built a major facility where we're using real observational science to confirm the Bible's history. They don't like that at all. They don't want people to hear this information."

In a National Public Radio interview yesterday Ken Ham told Steve Innskeep, "There is a conflict if you try to add evolution to the Bible and take Genesis as literal history.. For instance, the Bible teaches man was made from dust in [the book of] Genesis … whereas evolution would teach that man came from some ape-like ancestor.
I know there are many Christians who say they believe in evolution [over] millions of years. I would say they're being inconsistent in their approach to scripture. A literal Genesis is actually the foundational history for the rest of the Bible for all doctrine.”

One TV station, Channel 10, quoted Clark Stevens of the Campaign to Defend the Constitution as saying that teachers nationwide have signed a petition accusing Answers in Genesis of "confusing our children and undermining our nation's commitment to scientific understanding."

Here the Petition which the DeafLibs are circulating:

As DefCon supporters, we join together to express our opposition to the "Creation Museum," an institution built by Answers in Genesis (AiG) and designed to promote the falsehood that science supports the notion of a 6,000 year old Earth.

This institution is only the most recent example of the religious right's war on science education - whether in the form of anti-evolution stickers in textbooks or the promotion of intelligent design in the classroom.

In all of these cases the religious right has sought to create controversy where none exists, confusing our children and undermining our nation's commitment to scientific understanding.

As Americans, we support our fellow citizens' freedoms of religion and speech, and as a private institution, AiG is free to deny the over-whelming evidence resulting from hundreds of years of scientific work. We, however, oppose this nefarious campaign to institutionalize a lie.

We urge AiG to cease their war on science and we call on educators, media, and citizens to exercise critical thinking and their own right and responsibility of free speech, and oppose AiG's false claims wherever they are promoted.

Some of the liberal elite visited the museum. Hopefully they saw and maybe even learned that this very professional and well-designed museum clearly showed the integration of biblical creationism and the sciences in a world-class way. They may have even been astounded at what these stone-age, Neanderthal Christians actually were able to accomplish in developing the Creation Museum.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Remember Me

Memorial Day commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. We honor all Veterans who served our country. We need to especially remember our troops serving right now. Lizzie Palmer created a great YouTube video called Remember Me, which captures the essence of the kind of love and support we should show all military past and present.

The Moms For Ohio website comments about the Remember Me video, "Lizzie Palmer created this video in honor of those who have served our country. It is an amazing reminder of who these men and women really are and how much they sacrifice. Please, take a moment and meet some of those who are serving our country in the armed forces. Take a minute to remember. And then, please, take a moment to say a prayer for each and every one of them, and then say a prayer of thanks that we have been blessed with so many men and women who are willing to so selflessly and courageously serve our country."

Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Gambling Bets Again on Ohio

Video Slot Machines Coming to Ohio?

An on-line Cleveland Plain Dealer article asks if the recently passed legislation in the Ohio Senate, “Is a bill allowing instant horse-racing machines at Ohio's tracks a back-door expansion of gambling or just a faster way to get a bet down on the ponies?” I think it is the former rather than the latter.

One thing you can say about the gambling industry, it is persistent. It never gives up; there is a lot of money to be made in Ohio apparently. What color is greed? The gambling trade offer a lot of pretenses of “saving the horse race industry” and “financing Ohio’s “under funded” schools”, but these too are lies. They want a piece of the action, plain and simple. They don’t care that gambling leads to addiction, causes personal bankruptcy, is a big factor in destroying families, is a magnet for crime and is a potential source for bribing government and law enforcement officials.

According to a Columbus Dispatch article this past Thursday, the citizens of Ohio had rejected slot machine proposals in 1990, 1996 and last November. Isn’t it bad enough that we have the state-sponsored lottery, bingo parlors and horse racing? We need more gambling in any form or fashion as we need higher gasoline prices. Let Ohio be a safe haven of sort for its citizens. Who cares that Ohio losses some cash by people leaving Ohio to gamble in surrounding states. Because everyone else is doing it does not make something right.

The front-page Columbus Dispatch article said that some supporting senators call SB 125 the “horse bill”. Those who support the bill say that it would help save the horse racing industry which contributes $700 million to Ohio’s economy. One opponent of the measure, Senator Ron Amstutz, R-Wooster, compared Senate Bill 125 to bottom feeding carp in the state’s economic development fund. I agree with Senator Amstutz. Let this predatory horse racing industry die if the market will not sustain its viability. The horse track, the horse racing industry has cost society more in terms of social woes, than it has ever contributed economically or otherwise.

From what I understand the “racing devices” are merely a repackaged form of slot machines. I like the quote i read made by Senate Keith Faber in the Cleveland Plain Dealer article, “"If it looks like a slot machine, rings like a slot machine, pays like a slot machine, it just may be a slot machine."

I will be urging my state representative to vote NO in the Ohio House on Sub SB 125!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

FOCA: Not A Good Choice

FOCA: Preserving the Right to Kill Babies (murdered baby at 22 weeks)


Within minutes of the announcement of the relatively non-consequential U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the partial-birth abortion ban the pro-abortion members in Congress doing the bidding of the National Abortion Rights Action League {NARAL) and others introduced the Freedom of Choice [preserving the right to kill innocent human beings] Act (FOCA) in April. Senators Hillary Rodham-Clinton, Charles Schumer among others introduced a bill intended to codify abortion into law. Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice calls it, “nothing less than a brazen, political move” and “dangerous.”

NARAL’s own website really exaggerates the true affect of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the partial-birth abortion ban. for (1) fund-raising purposes Another reason for seeking passage of the Freedom of Choice Act (to protect the “right” to kill innocent human beings) is another (2) opportunity to further strengthen this immoral, unethical, inhumane abortion “right” and practice manufactured by a misguided, activist immoral Supreme Court in opposition to the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, common sense and all moral law.

’s website spews forth incessant lies, “Following the Supreme Court's closely divided and bitter decision upholding the Federal Abortion Ban [A blatant lie, all the ruling did was uphold the ban on one gruesome late term aboriion procedure.], it is clear that the right to choose is facing a new level of assault...

"A woman's right to choose [to murder her baby] hangs by a thread in the Supreme Court [absolutely false – except or a minor morale booster for the pro-life forces- it means nothing to preserving life], and President Bush has already appointed two anti-choice Justices to the highest court in the land.

"FOCA will restore [Roe v. Wade should never have been decided against protecting the life of the innocent baby] the reproductive rights recognized under the [blinded by the lie that the fetus is not a human being] vision expressed in 1973 in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, before anti-choice legislators and courts chipped away at these rights."
[ a lie – the ban on partial birth abortion will not actually save few if any babies, they will just be murdered using other “approved” abortion procedures – from a wide arsenal of “weapons of choice” used by the murderous abortionists.]


Make A Good Choice . . . today and contact your representatives in the House and Senate and ask them to oppose the life-threatening Freedom of Choice Act, H.R. 1964 and S. 1173)

Also sign this petition.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Our Navy Bans "Intolerant" T-Shirts

Friend of A Good Choice . . ., TD, once again forwards another outstandingly frank and funny email that has been floating out there in cyberspace.

Warning: The following article is crude, crass, insensitive, politically incorrect, offensive to liberals and non-Christians, Communists, Socialists, domestic and foreign Jihadists , so beware and go immediately to the Daily Kos, CNN, ABC, CBS, the New York Times or other liberal safe haven. Above all do not read this article . . .

First the political correct bureaucrats in blue expelled Chaplain James Gordon Klingenschmidtt from the Navy because he had the audacity to pray in public, at a sailor’s funeral, in the name of Jesus Christ. How awful! How shocking. How un-American!

Now comes this gem from the bureaucrats in blue. You've got to love the Navy. This has been apparently circulating in cyberspace for some time. I googled the directive below and got over 740 responses. I am not sure if this is legit or not. Either way it is humorous.

U.S. Navy Directive 16134 (Inappropriate T-Shirts)

The following directive was issued by the commanding officer of all
naval installations in the Middle East. (It was obviously directed at the

To: All Commands

Subject: Inappropriate T-Shirts

Ref: ComMidEast For Inst 16134//24 K

All commanders promulgate upon receipt.

The following T-shirts are no longer to be worn on or off base by any military or civilian personnel serving in the Middle East:

A. "Eat Pork or Die" [both English and Arabic versions]

B. "Shrine Busters" [Various. Show burning minarets or bomb/artillery shells impacting Islamic shrines. Some with unit logos.]

C. "Napalm, Sticks Like Crazy" [Both English and Arabic versions]

D. "Goat - it isn't just for breakfast any more." [Both English and Arabic versions]

E. "The road to Paradise begins with me." [Mostly Arabic versions, but some in English. Some show sniper scope cross-hairs.]

F. "Guns don't kill people. I kill people." [Both Arabic and English versions]

G. "Pork. The other white meat." [Arabic version]

H. "Infidel" [English, Arabic and other coalition force languages.]

The above T-shirts are to be removed from Post Exchanges upon receipt of this directive. In addition, the following signs are to be removed upon receipt of this message:

A.. "Islamic Religious Services Will Be Held at the Firing Range at 0800 Daily."

B.. "Do we really need 'smart bombs' to drop on these dumb b*st*rds?"

All commands are instructed to implement sensitivity training upon receipt.

The radical liberal secular humanistic mindset has even invaded, infiltrated the mightiest military in the world. We don’t want to “offend” Islamists who can’t take a joke or the slightest sarcasm? Yet, apparently the name of Jesus is too offensive to be openly declared by America’s Navy chaplains in our once God-honoring and Christian nation. Something ain’t right.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Is Tolerance Good?

How much tolerance should we have? How much should we allow Satan to lead people into Hell? Should we give people a sugar-coated gospel and tolerate sinful behavior as long as the sinful person just keeps it to himself and doesn’t hurt anybody and we all live in peace? Should we not even speak out against the evil in the world so as not to offend?

Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. (I John 3:8) He came not to bring peace, but a sword. (Matthew 10:34) How can you have an attitude of tolerance when there is a battle to be fought with spiritual weapons? (Ephesians 6:12) We are to use these weapons to demolish strongholds of Satan, not just hope that they will come down on their own. (II Corinthians 10:4) Jesus overturned the tables of the moneychangers and called them thieves. (Matthew 21:12, 13) He called the Pharisees and the teachers of the law children of the devil (John 8:44) and a brood of vipers (Matthew 3:7, 12:34, 23:33). He said that they travel great distances to make a single convert and then make them twice as much a child of the devil as they were. (Matthew 23:15) Maybe Jesus could have benefited from taking a course on human relations. Not!

“Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.” Psalm 3:7

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Defending the Community From Moral Decay

Ohio Governor Strickland, A Strict Liberal

The passage this week of the Community Defense Act in both houses of Congress in Ohio was a critical step toward restoring a bit of the moral foundation upon which our nation and our state were founded. The passing of this important law by overwhelming margins handcuffed the extreme liberal Governor Ted Strickland from vetoing the measure. He refused even to sign the bill thereby allowing it to become law without his signature. Governor Ted Strickland’s true liberal colors glow by his statements and his action or inaction in not signing the bill. More here.

Lobbyists for the strip club industry, as well as many in Ohio's mainstream media, placed great pressure on our state senators to reject this important bill. As a result of the courage and leadership shown by Senators (President) Bill Harris and Gary Cates and Representatives (Speaker) Jon Husted and Louis Blessing Ohio now has a bill that will greatly reduce the numerous crimes, as well as the exploitation and degradation of women, associated with sexually oriented businesses.

Why Gov. Strickland would you opposed this law?

The Columbus Dispatch reported that the governor said he thinks the state has “more important” things to worry about. The newspaper quoted Governor Strickland as saying, "I have said that I think we should be talking about education and job creation and health care, and I think this issue has consumed too much time and attention on the part of political leaders who ought to be concerned about the issues that really touch the lives of Ohioans," Strickland told reporters after a speech Downtown yesterday.”

Yes, more important issues, Governor, like denying parental choice in abolishing school vouchers programs in the state, more important like abolishing very successful and proven abstinence sex education from the state budget, more important like extending special protection to homosexuals and transgender “couples” through a signing an executive order [ more like executive odor if you ask me – gregjaye ] prohibiting such “discrimination” in state employment. According to a Middletown Journal newspaper article, Strickland's order defines gender identity as "the gender a person associates with him or herself, regardless of the gender others might attribute to that person."

Yes, more important Governor than say, your apparent is siding with the ACLU of Ohio and Planned Parenthood, “who achieved victory in a lawsuit challenging House Bill 126. The law regulates Mifepristone, or RU-486, requiring that it be distributed exactly as approved by the FDA with no off label use, potentially mandating that doctors prescribe up to three times the needed doses at greater cost to provider and patient. In September 2006, a federal court in Cincinnati permanently blocked the law, because it is unconstitutionally vague, subjecting doctors to felony charges and loss of their medical license without clear guidelines about what conduct is prohibited.

”Governor Strickland has opted not to pursue the appeal to the Sixth Circuit. However, the Attorney General (Dann) and prosecutors have chosen to continue pursuing the appeal, thus the case is still scheduled to go through the appeal process.” [source]

What can be said about the extreme liberal Governor Ted Strickland except that he is a pompous progressive political hack whose unprincipled priorities are all wrong and even immoral. His agenda and leftist political philosophy are antithetical to those who do want to do the right thing, such as the majority of people in Ohio regarding the Community Defense Act, for example. As bad as I agree that Governor Taft proved to be, this Governor shows all the potential to be much worse. God save us. God save Governor Strickland.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Guest Worker Scamnesty Promoted

Newt Gingrich says, “The announcement last week that the White House and a group of senators have reached an agreement on "comprehensive immigration reform" should have the same effect that the word "iceberg" had on the passengers and crew of the Titanic.”

The following information is from an email I received from Politics in Action (PAC):

“Last week, Ted Kennedy, John McCain, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson stood on a platform and declared a "compromise" agreement on a "comprehensive immigration reform" -- in other words, AMNESTY -- bill in the U.S. Senate, which would include so-called border security "triggers," along with a path to BUY legalized citizenship for millions of illegal aliens and the 623,292 fugitive illegal aliens in the U.S. who have been LOST by Homeland Security.

“. . . None of the twelve to twenty million illegal aliens already hiding in this country would have to leave under the plan that the Senate is debating this week!”


Yesterday Steven T. Voigt said this about the so-called comprehensive immigration bill being debated in the Senate, “The Senate bill that would grant AMNESTY to illegal aliens — which only became public two days ago (on Saturday) — is a CAPITULATION to chaos.

“SCAMNESTY is just that. It is a BAMBOOZLE from the highest tiers of our government whose ears have become filled with poisonous honey from plenty of pocket-greasing lobbyists.

“. . . It's time to just say "NO" to D.C. No AMNESTY plan is acceptable, and our public servants must have the backbone to secure the border.

These words from Voigt’s article says it all.


In an email I received from, which quotes Heritage Foundation scholar Robert Rector as estimating that the Senate Immigration Bill price tag could be $2.5 Trillion ... Rector says, “Granting amnesty or conditional amnesty to illegal immigrants would increase their use of welfare, Social Security and Medicare. Fiscal costs would go up significantly in the short term but would go up dramatically after the amnesty recipient reached retirement. If all the current adult illegal aliens in the U.S. were granted amnesty the net retirement costs to government could be over $2.5 trillion.”


Newt Gingrich writes in the latest Wining the Future (May 21, 2007, Vol. 2, No. 210), “When the FBI arrested six terrorists in New Jersey two weeks ago it turned out that three of them had been in the U.S. illegally for at least TWENTY years.

“These three had crossed our unprotected border and had been living in New Jersey.

“But here's the even more outrageous part: The police had filed 75 (SEVENTY-FIVE!) chages against them, including drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“In 75 interactions, the police never once learned that these three people were here illegally.

“The government failed twice: First, by failing to secure the border, and second, by failing to determine that these people were here illegally. The result was that more than five years after 9/11 we were saved from a mass killing at Fort Dix only because of the patriotism and courage of a clerk at an electronics store.

“Compare the 75 charges made against the would-be Fort Dix terrorists with how we rounded up German spies in World War II. In June 1942, it took a total of 15 days to track down and arrest eight German spies who landed in Florida and New York from submarines. We executed six of them and gave one life in prison and the other thirty years. We were serious about winning that war. . .

“Faced with this level of failure of bureaucracy, how could anyone believe for a minute that this new immigration bill will work? The fact is it can't and it won't. It will rely on the same failed bureaucracy and produce more years of failure."

Monday, May 21, 2007

In War There Is No Substitute For Victory

Never Surrender!

The three "Surrender is NOT an Option" rallies (in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Carson City) led by "Surrender Monkeys" were a huge success.
You can get all the pictures, videos and news accounts here:

Is that Senator Reid waving the flag?

The Liberals’ Ten Commandments

Moses' Ten Commandments

Dr. David Berman in an article titled, “The Liberal Left’s Ten Commandments” identifies the radical or liberal leftists’ agenda by stating it in the form of ten commands.” This is exactly the mindset or worldview that permeates much of the thinking of the current leadership of the Democrat Party, the major teacher unions, the pro-abortion, pro-death crowd, homosexual “rights” advocates, and anti-parental school choice activists, etc.

Liberal Leftists "Ten Commandments"

Here are the liberal leftists top ten tenets:

I. "Thou shalll not speak against the liberal world view”

“Thou shall not think contrary to what the left deems acceptable”

“Thou shall have no other gods but political correctness

“Thou shall not raise thy children according to your Christian faith”

“Thou shall have no school choice for that would curtail indoctrination”

“Thou shall remember to always speak evil of Christians

“Thou shall never admit the founding fathers had a Christian world view”

“Thou shall always have faith in government programs

‘Thou shall never claim anything as absolutely true unless it is in keeping with the latest leftist propaganda

X. “Thou shall always worship the mother who kills her unborn child”

Berman’s article is particularly directed toward so-called “hate crimes” legislation (Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007) which unfortunately passed in the United States House of Representatives on May 3rd.. Berman says this insidious bill is “the most disturbing violation of freedom in a long line of government usurpations of Constitutional liberty. This bill makes it a crime to bring emotional harm to a homosexual. That means that any homosexual can claim that a hate crime has been committed against them if for example a person is speaking out against homosexuality. This is insanity!”

Berman concludes his article warning, “. . . Of all responsibilities given to society, the education of its young is the most important for long-term prosperity. To allow government to indoctrinate children with philosophy contrary to the family is one of the worst usurpations of parental authority. Liberals have no respect for the Christian family and thus they endeavor to fill Christian children with their twisted leftist views. We must all stand against the continued assault on our liberty before it is completely gone. Please make your voice heard against any government attempt to stop freedom of religious and political speech.”

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Righting the G.O.P., Part 6

Earlier this year I (Sam) received a solicitation letter from the national Republican Party warning me of the necessity of stopping the Democrat’s ultra-liberal agenda. "What about the Republican agenda?" I asked myself. The GOP's agenda is flawed and is nearly as bad. Actually, that is why I am furious with the GOP. The reasons for my serious displeasure are outlined below and in my previous articles in this series, see: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5. Today I conclude my advice to the GOP with a discussion about the nation of Israel and the creation of the so-called Palestinian state.

President Bush is talking about having a Palestinian state located next to Israel in the Holy Land. Before his presidency this was proposed by Hillary Rodham-Clinton when Bill Clinton was President. What President Bush is proposing is really a Democrat agenda. I am concerned that too often there is no difference between the Republican and the Democrat agendas. Then when there is a difference the Republicans drop their agenda. Is it the Republican’s desire to help Israel? If so, how is it being of help to establish a nation next to Israel whose number one stated objective is the extermination of Israel?

Is it the Republican’s desire to be blessed by God? If so, how can a Republican be secular? This presupposes there is God who can think for Himself and is more powerful than the entire United States of America.

God has said that whoever blesses Abraham, whoever blessed Isaac, and whoever blesses Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel, will be blessed. Abraham was the friend of God and confessed and affirmed to be so by God Himself. God gave Abraham a plot of land known as Canaan. It extended from the river of Egypt in the south to Lebanon in the north; from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the River Euphrates in the east. Abraham had eight sons but only one was the son of promise from God. That was Isaac.

God said that in Isaac Abraham’s descendents would be counted and they would be a blessing to the rest of mankind. God, on separate occasions promised the same plot of land to Isaac, and to his son Israel. Esau, Israel (Jacob)’s brother, was given a plot of land by God east of the Dead Sea in the Petra area. Beginning with President Truman, America has blessed Israel and God has in turn blessed America.

Beginning with Presidents Ford and Carter the United Sates has been cursing Israel by swapping Israel’s land for “peace”. This, in turn, brings God’s curse on America. Creating a Palestinian State will only bring an increase of God’s judgment on America.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Tale of Two Mountains, Brokeback & Sinai

Mount Sinai

Sometimes I feel like I am living in the Twilight Zone or at least lost in Big Brother’s world of 1984. Each day I wake up and see the world has crept a little further leftward on the broad road leading to destruction. It is the radical leftists leading the way to such anti-Americanism and anti-God in many and varied aspects of our culture including entertainment and education. They use every means and method to push for the transformation of the democratic republic of our founders to some sort of ‘democratic’ socialist state or global utopia.

On May 13 reported something truly obscene in an
article titled, “(Homosexual) cowboy love scenes 'traumatize' schoolgirl, 12, Family sues district for $500,000 after 'Brokeback' shown in class.” You can see here at the intersection of decadent entertainment, ‘enlightened’ education and the homosexual agenda that the student is forced to be exposed and to have to endure indoctrination to this immoral, unnatural so-called alternative lifestyle, which is embraced by such a tiny minority of American citizens. However, this moneyed minority, despite their size, is on a strident crusade to justify, rationalize and ‘legalize’ their wrong behavior at all costs. The homosexual activists and their leftist accomplices and supporters such as the teachers unions, Hollywood, radical leftist politicians, lawmakers and judges are working in a concerted effort to convert America’s children into thinking, if not embracing or actually succumbing to homosexual, lesbian, transgender or bisexual behaviors themselves.

At the same time the leftist education elite and their leftist allies work night and day to mock, to minimize, to marginalize, to remove the moral code, the Ten Commandments and all of its iterations and manifestations from American culture and life. God and Jesus have become four letter words to this crowd, which is hell-bent on leading this nation and as many of its people to hell itself. Evil is now regarded as good. Evil such as abortion (the rampant killing of babies), pornography, infidelity in marriage, and even sodomy is considered acceptable behavior and commonplace. Good such as the practice of abstinence before marriage, virtue, honesty, respect for all human life, traditional one-man, one-woman marriage and moral standards of any kind are ridiculed, mocked and even considered intolerant, hateful and ‘evil’. We sure have seen America turned upside down within the last 100 years or so.

America must now rediscover and return quickly to its moral roots which were grounded in the Judeo-Christian Bible, and the laws given by Almighty God to Moses on Mount Sinai or go the way of Greece, Rome and all the great but dead nations of the past. We must reject this evil-as-good philosophy of ‘Brokeback Mountain’ which is so promoted, prevalent and pervasive in America today. Instead, we must willingly accept and obey the good-over-evil choices expected and outlined in the law and instructions for life provided by God Himself on Mount Sinai. Make A Good Choice and reject the temptation to the easier ‘Brokeback’ climb and accept the more rewarding, more challenging, ‘Sinai’ life excursion.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Jesus is now a four letter word

Today’s Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch newspaper’s Hot Issue of the day is: “Should guest preachers at the (Ohio) Statehouse be allowed to pray in Jesus' name?”

A minister from Lima, Ohio was invited by his representative to provide the opening prayer on the Wednesday session of the House of Representatives. This minister had the audacity and gall to name the three issues which the Ohio House was going to be dealing with that day and to request God's wisdom for the lawmakers. Apparently he got too specific, and worse, too explicit when he closed his prayer using the name of Jesus. His language went afoul of the political correctness crowd.

Here is my response to that question above:

Yes, absolutely, I agree with Rep. Josh Mandel, R-Lyndhurst, who is one of two Jewish members in the House, statement in today’s Columbus Dispatch front-page
article that the prayer was not at all offensive to him and that he had no problem with the prayer. The Columbus Dispatch article even quoted Representative Mandel as saying, "Our country is based on freedom of religion, not a freedom from religion," he said. "Clergy of any religion should have freedom to say the opening prayer of their wish."

Unfortunately too many of our state and federal judges and state and federal representatives have bought the lie that there exists this separation of church and state. The Founders' desire was to ensure that there would always be freedom to express one’s religion in addition to the freedom of religion. The leftist elites and the courts have perniciously and continuously sought to prevent or to pervert these rights in favor of promoting and enshrining their own secular humanistic religion.

Contrast Representative Mandel’s reasoned remarks with that of another Representative’s arrogant and audacious remarks. Representative Chirs Redfern of Catawba Island, the Ohio Democratic chairman, who was one of two Democrats to walk off the floor during Wednesday's prayer. He said prayers over recent years have become "increasingly evangelical."

Redfern is quoted in today’s Columbus Dispatch article as having said, "The opening prayer is a time to be mindful of the obligations that we've been granted through our voters and gives us a chance to reflect," he said. "It should not be used as an opportunity to proselytize. At times, all we're lacking is a river to take members down to dip them in." What meaningless gibberish this man speaks. Does he want the men of God to pray to the voters, for Heaven’s sake? How ridiculous it is to say that praying in the name of Jesus Christ. It is ludicrous even bombastic. Is the true man of God to be bound by the innocuous political correctness test before he speaks from his heart to his real true God?

Chairman Redfern, your words and actions Wednesday seem to indicate that you portray very bigoted, intolerant, biased and hateful behavior. You, my friend, are representative of all that is wrong with politics and the culture today. You and your ilk tolerate every form of perversion and every world view or philosophy save one. The one true faith in God and His Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ is an abomination, an anathema to you and your comrades. Stop the bigotry. Stop the hatred. Stop the intolerance. Stop your mean-spirited bias.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Real Environmentalists

People who claim to be environmentalists drive cars that pollute the air and use electricity produced by the burning of coal which pollutes the air. The Amish (and other Ludites) are the only real environmentalists. Everyone else who makes this claim is just another polluter and a hypocrite. Sure, I would rather not have to put CO and CO2 into the air and that we should be good stewards of what God has given us, and so forth, but there are things in life that more important than stopping that kind of pollution.

Numbers 35:33 says, “So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.”

Mark 8:36 says, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

Proverbs 25:21, 22 says, “If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.”

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Immigration Fiasco, A Parable

Wake Up , America!

T.D., a friend of AGC, emailed us the following content of a communiqué circulating cyberspace.

A lady wrote the best letter in the Editorials in ages!!! It explains things better than all the baloney you hear on TV.

Her point:

Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration. Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests. Let's say I break into your house. Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave. But I say, "I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors.I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house).

According to the protesters:

· You are Required to let me stay in your house

· You are Required to add me to your family's insurance plan

· You are Required to Educate my kids

· You are Required to Provide other benefits to me and to my family

· (my husband will do all of your yard work because he is also hard-working and honest, except for that breaking in part).

· If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there.

· It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself.

· I'm a hard-working and honest, person, except for well, you know, I did break into your house · And what a deal it is for me!!!

· I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted behavior.

· Oh yeah, I DEMAND that you learn MY LANGUAGE!!! so you can communicate with me.

· Make sure your forms are in MY language - I need to understand them . . .

Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?! Only in America . . . if you agree, pass it on (in English). Share it if you see the value of it. If not blow it off......... along with your future Social Security funds, and a lot of other things.

How poignant a parable for the present epoch this pithy letter to the editor is. The Bible warns us in Luke 21:7-9, “And they asked (Him), saying, Master, but when shall these things be? And what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? And (He) said, Take heed that (you) be not deceived: (or misled) for many shall come in (My) name, saying, I am Christ; and the time (draws) near: (don’t go) therefore after them. But when (you) shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end (does not follow immediately).”

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Falwell, He Fared Well

Sharpton & Falwell, A Clash of Reverends,
A Clash of Leftist Wrong & Conservative Right

Jerry Falwell was a key player in the development of the Christian conservative movement in the 1980s. Jerry Falwell was far from perfect, yet the good he did for Jesus Christ and for conservative causes such as fighting issues such as abortion, homosexual activism and pornography set the tone and drew a line in the sand in the war for the heart and soul of the American culture. Sue Lindsey wrote in an AOL news story written in the wake of Falwell's death this morning saying that he was “(d)riven into politics by the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that established (more like a manufactured, made-up misjudgment - gregjaye) the right to an abortion, Falwell founded the Moral Majority in 1979. One of the conservative lobbying group's greatest triumphs came just a year later, when Ronald Reagan was elected president.”

Falwell credited the Moral Majority with getting millions of conservative voters registered, aiding in Reagan's victory and giving Republicans control of the Senate. The Moral Majority served as a model for many conservative political action groups that followed. Lindsey quoted Falwell as having said at the time he stepped down as president of the Moral Majority in 1987, "I shudder to think where the country would be right now if the religious right had not evolved." He definitely made primarily positive impact on America. He grew tired of being a lighting rod of continuous aversion and ridicule of the mainstream media and their radical leftist comrades espousing abortion rights, homosexual rights and pornography.

CNN news anchor Candy Crowley reported that Jerry Falwell was the “Father of a movement to restore America as God’s country.” She said that he was considered to be a Visionary to conservatives and a Lucifer to liberals. President Jimmy Carter (considered to be probably one of the weakest and worst Presidents in American history) said of Falwell in 1986, “. . . in a very Christian way, as far as I am concerned he can go to hell.” Coming from the ultra-liberal President Carter this is a high endorsement, indeed.

Fellow AGC blogger Sam appreciated very much Falwell’s strong and straightforward preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ as the only way of salvation for one and all. However, he was disappointed when Falwell apologized for his correct, principled biblically-accurate comments and afterwards backing away from his words apparently because they “offended” the proponents of those evil behaviors seemingly caving to "politically correctiness".

Monday, May 14, 2007

The Threatening Threesome

Radical Rogues Live & Working in Concert

Even more ruthless and harmful perhaps than even the pre-Iraq war troika of Iran, Iraq and North Korea, identified as the”original” Axis of Evil by President George W. Bush, is a “new” evil threatening threesome. This new evil axis was identified by Bill Wilson today in his penetrating Daily Jot article, “Americans Are Being Manipulated By Radical Left, Radical Islam and News Media Propaganda.” I encourage you to read his superb article. Much of my article is in tune with what Wilson says. Essentially, these three are working together hand in glove to bring about the defeat of America in the War on Terror in Iraq and elsewhere.

Each member has their own reason to accomplish this unholy mission to extricate the U.S.A. from the Middle East war front against Islamic terrorists. For the Radical Left, they are literally drooling at the prospect of solidifying and expanding their new power in Washington. They are so eager and so hungry that they will do just about anything to achieve their goal. Look at what Representative Nancy “I am the most powerful woman in the world” Pelosi or Senator Harry “I surrender” Reid have done in their first few months in offer to work against the President and nation on many fronts. Yes, even if it means that the United States fails to fully accomplish her mission against Islamic terrorists and in Iraq and elsewhere. The election of ’06 was no mandate, only a rejection of the way the GOP was handling it’s power, the GOP’s rejection of the principles on which its candidates were elected and complacently satisfied with the status quo and in maintaining its own power. The lesson that the GOP should have learned was to “stay true to conservative principles of Reagan”. Sorry to say neither Mitt Romney, John McCain nor Rudy Giuliani are the next coming of Reagan, or even very conservative.

For the Islamic Terrorists and their supporters both in the Middle East and here, they want America out so they can further their high calling - a world conformed to and controlled by Islam. There is no stopping the spread and domination of Islam with the “Great Satan” banished from the Middle East. As much as the Radical Left and their congressional comrades, such as Howard Dean, Senators Kennedy, Boxer, Rodham-Clinton and Reid and Representatives Conyers, Pelosi and Hoyer among others, lust for absolute power, the Islamic Terrorists are equally lustful for world domination, which ironically would include a weakened socialist America if the Radical Left gets its way and is allowed to further dismantle our military and freedoms.

Complicit with their two comrades-in-harm, the Radical Left and the Islamic Terrorists, is the Mainstream Media. You could almost declare the leftward biased Mainstream Media as being the public relations arm of the Radical Left, especially the elite elements of the Democrat Party leadership and the rRadical Left as a whole. What do they have to gain? I guess it is piece of the power pie.

If conservatives and Christians do not wake up soon and strengthen the things that remain, we will be bowing to Mecca or else we will be holding our heads in our hands, thanks to the new “Axis of Evil’ three.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Baseball, Apple Pie & Mom

Roger Clemens and His Mom Bess

Motherhood is still a value and a virtue for most Americans. Motherhood is American more so than apple pie or even baseball. Today is we celebrate Mother’s Day; it also signifies the beginning of National Nursing Home Week. Some of our mothers live in distant places. Some of our mother’s reside and are being cared for in nursing homes because of age, disability, infirmity or a decline in health to such an extent that they can no longer be independent in some aspect(s) of their activities of daily living. Some of our mothers, like mine, have passed away. Some may live next door or in the next room . . .

It is always good to stop and reflect and honor their memory and to appreciate their love, their sacrifices, their sustenance, their protection, their devotion, their concern and their presence, past or present and even if only in our fleeting memory.

A Glimpse of My Mom

Modest is an old fashioned word from a bygone era, she never wore pants, always wore a dress even if tattered or torn yet always exemplified real femininity as our Creator intended.

One-of a-kind humor, quick, witty, subtle and sarcastic.

Tragedy and trauma– coping in her own way when struck with the loss of her youngest child to cancer and her own heart stoppage and its aftermath.

Helpful attitude toward others – visiting and caring for sick and dying friends, relatives and neighbors

Enthusiasm for life and words. No one was ever a stranger – “How tall are you?” - she would innocently, curiously ask a fellow shopper in the check out line or make a cutting or comic observation of a characteristic or idiosyncrasy in someone most would never notice or be too reserved to comment. Enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and learning new words and every now and then one would come from out of left field. We would be in awe and wonder and look for a dictionary . . .

Religious conviction was deep and personal.
Thanks mom. Thank You, Heavenly Father, for the memories, the life, the love and the example of the mother and father you provided me . . .


Righting the G.O.P., Part 5

I (Sam) recently received a letter from the national Republican Party warning me of the necessity of stopping the Democrat’s ultra-liberal agenda. "What about the Republican agenda/' I asked myself. The GOP's agenda is flawed and is nearly as bad. Actually, that is why I am furious with the GOP. The reasons for my serious displeasure are outlined below and in my previous articles in this series, see: part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.

It appears that President Bush is using the war on terror as a diversion while he destroys the sovereignty of the United States through establishing the North American Union (NAU). If Canada and Mexico want to be states in our union, the United States should require them to join in the same way that every other state did. This would mean that they would accept OUR Constitution, laws and customs and drop theirs.

I knew George Bush was not a true Conservative when I voted for him but I thought he and the Republicans were at least patriotic and that the President was a true Christian. Today, I think possibly President Bush is a traitor and wonder if he is really a true Christian. If I vote Democrat, America goes to hell one way, and if I vote GOP America goes to hell another way. I only see disaster for the future of this nation. Who can I really trust for the future? Only the Lord Jesus Christ!

The sure judgment of God on a nation begins with the disruption of the normal weather patterns, such as rain at planting and harvest and drought at the growing season. Or perhaps, too much rain in one place and not enough rain in another. This has been going on for 40 years. If the nation does not repent then God increases the judgment to foreign harassment. The United States has experienced many jobs going overseas, the import of foreign goods and loss of manufacturing, and now we are in the midst of a war on terror with troops deployed. Illegal aliens are invading the country in mass. If a nation does not repent after foreign harassment then it experiences loss of sovereignty. The North American Union represents a loss of sovereignty for the United States. The superhighway into Kansas City from a port in Mexico operated and controlled by foreign interests represents a loss of sovereignty. Having judges in America decide cases based on international law or the laws of other nations represents a loss of national sovereignty. If a nation still refuses to repent of its sins after this loss of sovereignty then it is eliminated as a nation. The destruction of the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by fire for the sin of homosexuality is an example of total annihilation of a people for their refusal to repent from their sinful behavior.

I suspect the problems facing the nation are a result of our evil conduct and the nation is in need of repentance before God. I see neither Senator John McCain, nor Mayor Rudy Giuliani, nor Governor Mitt Romney providing the kind of leadership that will bring this nation to repentance before God. This is where change in America must start. America can go the way of all extinct nations and be destroyed, or it can repent and return to once again being a nation that honors God. Let us return America to the America of our Founding Fathers, but that will take individual and national repentance before Almighty God and appropriating His solution to all of our problems. That solution is found when we place our faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation and live in obedience to God’s revealed Word, the Judeo-Christian Bible.

To be continued

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Pornography is

Pornography is

Pornography is prevalent.
Pornography is pervasive.

Pornography is private.
Pornography is pictures.

Pornography is fantasy.
Pornography is flirting with danger.

Pornography is perverse.
Pornography is profane.

Pornography is progressive.
Pornography is powerfully addictive.

Pornography is pernicious.
Pornography is preventable.

Friday, May 11, 2007

2007 World Congress of Families IV

The 4th World Congress of Families is being held this weekend, May 11-13, 2007, in Warsaw, Poland. This is pro-family event so you will not hear very much, if anything, about it in the main stream media. I heard a week or so ago that the European Union was incensed that Poland prohibited pro-homosexual material from being presented in its schools. I understand that the EU was to have sent an investigative team to Poland to fact-find and even bring the sovereign state of Poland to court over this matter. Now ain’t that a kick? How very PC it is of the EU. No, it actually stinks, PU!

According to news item, “Dr. Allan Carlson is international secretary of the
World Congress of Families. He says there's a large clash of worldviews taking place in Europe. "Some people have written Europe off as lost to a post-family, secular, militantly left-wing worldview," Carlson notes. But he says, "Actually, Europe's not lost yet; there are a few champions of the family; some nations, particularly in Eastern Europe, are standing up against this new anti-family mindset.””

The World Congress of Families (WCF) was founded in 1997 by Dr. Allan Carlson (president of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society), when the first Congress convened in Prague. Since then, there have been Congresses in Geneva (1999) and Mexico City (2004). reports that, “the World Congress of Families IV ---the largest international pro-family gathering -- opened in Warsaw's Palace of Culture and Science on Friday and continues through Sunday. More than 3,000 pro-family leaders, activists, scholars, and parliamentarians from over 60 countries are in attendance.”

During his opening remarks in Warsaw, Carlson presented the 2007 "Familias Award" to Polish President Lech Kaczynski, who has actively opposed the promotion of homosexual propaganda in Poland's schools and, when mayor of Warsaw, banned "[homosexual/lesbian] pride" parades.

Here are the remarks of another early conference speaker in discussing the sad state of affairs in regard to the family in Europe, "With these obstinate, anti-family policies adopted in recent years by the European Union, the end of European civilization can be calculated in years -- unless the Polish nation continue to lead [in] the opposite direction," (Christian) Vollmer (President of the Latin American Alliance for the Family) contended. It is only in the family, she added, where "necessary virtues" can be taught effectively.

This is probably the most significant meeting in years and it is shameful that few in America will be provided coverage unless they are plugged into the alternative media. will be covering this event this weekend. See their website here for the latest information.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Honoring Witches

The United States has started honoring Wiccans in the military by allowing them have headstones with the Wiccan pentacle on them. Wiccans should not even be allowed in the military. People are saying that they are not really devil worshippers, but what does the Bible say about those who are sorcerers (people who cast spells)?

Deuteronomy 18:10, 14 says, “There shall not be found amoung you any one that maketh his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, …these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners; but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee to do so.”
Malachi 3:5 says, “And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against sorcerers…”

Exodus 22:18 says, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”
If we keep disobeying God with respect to the military, we will never decisively win another war. We have the ACLU to thank for this.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Facing the Giants (2006)

If ever there was a movie that depicted positive, God-honoring, conservative and traditional American values it is the movie, Facing the Giants. I rented the movie from the local video store this past weekend. The movie epitomizes a pro-morality, pro-family cuture and pro-Judeo-Christian values and principles. This is a family movie, an inspirational movie, a good sports movie, and watching it is an edifying entertaining experience. It demonstrates the practical application or outworking of true Christianity to real life situations. It is a 21st century parable that one could easily imagine Jesus Christ sharing with His closest followers.

The basic plot of the movie follows a private Christian High School football coach’s attempt to transform a losing team into a winner. The movie captures real life struggles of the coach in his personal life as well as in his professional life. It shows his trials and triumphs. It shows his low points and his high points. The coach comes to the realization that his personal God demands something from him – brokenness. In the movie we see how the coach faces failure and frustration and the role that the Lord Jesus Christ plays in his life.

The movie was well done. The movie was the not made in Hollywood. It was made by a church. There were no million-dollar movie idols in the cast. The story was powerful, practical and penetrating. For anyone who wants to get a feel of what real Christianity looks like this is the movie to see. For a true believer the movie challenges the status-quo showing how God can work in an individual’s life, in a family and in an organization.

The box office receipts totaled over $10 million. My two dollars and seventy-six cents added to the rental receipts. I read on one of the on-line movie review websites that any profit from the movie will be used to build a youth center in Georgia.

Quality movie fare is rare, but is still available. However, a person must seek it out and must reject probably 1000 substandard shameful, godless futile filth-filled movies to find one good one of such overall excellence as Facing the Giants. Everyone faces giants in their lives at one time or another. Learn how one ordinary man copes with the multiple personal and professional challenges. I highly recommend this film to both the true Christian believer and the non-believer (everyone else) to either rent or purchase. This film is A Good Choice in which to invest one's time and treasure.

gregjaye's movie rating: ***** out of *****