Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Separating God from American Society

MSNBC is taking a poll on whether "In God We Trust" should stay on our American currency. Their LIVE VOTE survey question is:

Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?

___ Yes. It's a violation of the principle of separation of church and state.

_X_ No. The motto has historical and patriotic significance and does nothing to establish a state religion.


First of all the so-called principle of “separation of Church and State” is a lie. It is really the desire on the part of the liberal secular humanist left to create a totally secular society. To do that, among other things they have to essentially separate God from the state. This is antithetical to what our Founding Fathers desired and created. We were founded as a Christian nation.


Please take the time to VOTE on the MSNBC website...

Here's your chance to let the media know where the people stand on our faith in God, as a nation . . .

Facing Down Political Corruption, 2 Movie Reviews

Since I have become somewhat interested in politics and the culture war occurring in this country the past few years, I have picked up and watched several movies involving the presidency. Recently I watched two such movies, Clint Eastwood’s Absolute Power (1997) and Harrison Ford’s Clear and Present Danger (1994). Of the two I preferred the latter.


Eastwood’s movie, Absolute Power, opened with Eastwood’s character portraying a professional burglar, who during the course of a major burglary coincidental witnessed the murder of the President’s mistress by the president's men. It seemed a bit unrealistic and glorifying of a a professional thief. I was going to say that the movie was weak and doesn’t even deserve any further review, other than 'don’t bother watching it.' However, as the movie develops Luther Whitney (the character played by Clint Eastwood), the ex-con and thief, gets some moral courage and integrity and returns the loot he stole and pursues justice in the case exposing the Presidential cover-up.

During the course of the movie a sub plot develops, Luther establishes a relationship with his estranged daughter, a prosecuting attorney. Luther’s daughter felt that her father had no interest or no part in her life.

The movie illustrated two thing. First, the level of political corruption that the absolute power of the presidency can produce, and the thinking of those in power that they are above the law. Second, one really never knows the true character of a man until he is tested. Luther’s love for his daughter and for his country caused him to do the right thing in the end.

This movie is definitely an adults only movie. I would give it a rating of *** out of *****. It is worthwhile from the standpoint of illustrating the corrupting influence of absolute political power of those holding office and those who have the ear of the one in power. It also illustrates that even the most vile person has the potential to do the right thing.


Clear and Present Danger (1994) starring Harrison Ford also illustrates what happens when a President and his advisers think that they are above the law. In this movie Ford plays a CIA agent, Jack Ryan.

The notes on the back of the DVD case are useful in summarizing the story. “When his (Agent Jack Ryan) Admiral James Greer (played by James Earl Jones) becomes gravely ill, Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence. His first assignment: investigate the murder of one of the president’s friends, a prominent U.S. businessman with secret ties to Colombian drug cartels. Unbeknownst to Ryan, the CIA has already dispatched a deadly field operative (Willem Dafoe) to lead a paramilitary force against the Colombian drug lords. Caught in the crossfire, Ryan takes matters into his own hands, risking his career and life for the only cause he still believes in – the truth.”

There is a lot of suspense throughout the movie. Ryan is a by-the-books loyal employee. His boss, Admiral Greer, is a man of integrity and who has faith in Ryan to do the job. During one scene a Congressional oversight committee asks Ryan about whether any military intervention would taken by the CIA in the investigation of the death of president’s businessman friend. Ryan assured the committee that there would not be. There was an military action going on, which only late in the movie did Ryan find out about. He was caught in the middle of the action and was almost killed.

Like Luther Whitney in Absolute Power, Jack Ryan faces the President and testifies against him. He showed courage and integrity.

I rate this movie a **** out of ***** for good acting, a good story line, present-day relevance as an excellent illustration of the need to pursue the truth even it means your job and possibly your life. America needs more men like Jack Ryan in government. This movie could be viewed by teens as well as adults. It is definitely worth buying or renting. If you like Harrison Ford you will enjoy this movie. He gives a convincing performance. He is an ordinary man displaying extraordinary courage and character.


Power corrupts those weak in character as illustrated by the two presidents in the two movies I recently watched. You could say that absolute power corrupts absolutely. President-elect Barack Obama, if he makes it to the White House, will be facing great temptation as did all his predecessors in that high office. I for one do not think that someone rising out of the mire and stench of Chicago politics has the moral integrity no different than the corrupt presidents depicted in Absolute Power or Clear and Present Danger. I hope I am wrong.

There remains the question of whether Obama meets the natural-born citizenship requirement to be President. He claims that he does. However, his alleged Hawaiian Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) has been declared to be a tampered or doctored document by experts reviewing it. The United States Supreme Court will be holding additional conferences on January 9 and 16 dealing with this issue and determining whether it should be taken up by the full court. Who knows what will come of it.

I would like to see this question resolved prior to the Inauguration on January 20. It would be better to prohibit a man who does not meet basic qualifications for the presidency to be denied that office. If Obama pursued the presidency as an attorney and constitutional law professor knowing that he did not quality, he is being dishonest. Do we want a dishonest Chicago politician to assume this most important office? Why if he has proof of that birth does he not provide it? He is hiding something. Otherwise, you put a person in the position to assume absolute power because you never know how a man who lacks basic integrity would use or misuse the great power of the office.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Political Corruption Illustrated

Cartoon by Michael Ramirez found at on 12/24/08
Cartoon by Robert Arial found at on 12/12/08
Cartoon by Steve Breen found at on 12/16/08
Cartoon by Chuck Asay found at on 12/16/08

Monday, December 29, 2008

Finding a Permanent Home for Palestinians

How to Achieve Lasting Peace in Palestine

Throughout most of his two terms in office President Bush seemed to be committed to pushing his Road Map for Peace Plan. Wikipedia describes it as follows, “The "road map" for peace is a plan to resolve the Isreli-Palestinian conflict
proposed by a “quartet” of international entities: the United States, the European Union, Russia and the United Nations. The principles of the plan were first outlined by U.S. President George W. Bush in a speech on June 24, 2002, in which he called for an independent Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in peace: "The Roadmap represents a starting point toward achieving the vision of two states, a secure State of Israel and a viable, peaceful, democratic Palestine. It is the framework for progress towards lasting peace and security in the Middle East..." Thankfully, Bush will not have achieved his goal of implementing his plan before he leaves office. This undercutting of our only real ally in the Middle East has been foolish and detrimental to America.

The Road Map to Peace has been a failure. Palestinian refugees are still wallowing in refugee camps, Israel is being terrorized from land (Gaza) it recently exchanged for the promised peace that never comes. A different solution needs to be looked at now.

I recently attended a conference last November and heard Amy Bennett, Executive Director of the International Israeli Allies Caucus Foundation who described a plan proposed by Israeli Knesset member, Benny Elon. He calls his plan “The Israeli Initiative, The Right Road to Peace."

In this article I am introducing this alternative, which was recently brought to my attention with Israel’s retaliatory bombing the last two days in Gaza. Gaza is the territory we forced Israel to give up in exchange for the allusive prospect of peace. Gaza under Iran-backed Hamas has become a literal terrortory.

I really liked what I heard of his plan. America should abandon Bush’s Roadmap and get on the Right Road to Peace . . . Below are the three principles upon which this alternative plan is based. Very serious consideration should be given to scrapping the Roapmap to Peace and studying and working toward implementing the following plan. It serves the best interest of America, Israel, Jordan, Europe and the Palestinian people, the many refugees. The terrorist and the terrorist sponsoring states may not like it, but remember you can never negotiate with terrorists.

The Israeli Initiative: The Right Road to Peace


#1 - The rehabilitation of the refugees and the dismantling of the camps

"Israel, the US, and the international community will formulate a multi-year program for full and rapid rehabilitation of the Palestinian refugees, while absorbing them as citizens in various countries. During the rehabilitation process, UNRWA, an organization that perpetuates the status of the refugees, will be dismantled, and all residents of refugee camps will be offered permanent places of residence, citizenship, and a generous rehabilitation grant. The refugee camps will also be dismantled following this process.

#2 - Strategic cooperation with the Kingdom of Jordan

"An exchange for the Palestinian 'Partner' who is unable to bring peace, with a reliable partner interested in stability.

"Israel, the US, and the international community will recognize the Kingdom of Jordan as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinians, and Jordan will again grant citizenship status to the residents of Judea and Samaria. The Palestinian Authority in Judea, Samaria and Gaza will no longer be recognized as a representative body, and all weapons will be collected from armed organizations.

"Israel, the US, and the international community will invest in the long-term development of the Kingdom of Jordan to restore and strengthen its economy.

"Israel and Jordan, together with Egypt, Turkey, and the US, will create a strategic organization to halt the Islamic axis based in Tehran, and to promote overall peace between Israel and the Arab countries.

#3 - Israeli Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

"An end to the 'Occupation' and a move to sovereignty, which will prevent Hamas taking control and grant security to Israel and to the countries of the region

"In coordination with Jordan, Israel will extend its sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

"Arab residents of these areas will become citizens of Jordan (Palestine). Their status, their relationship to the two countries, and the nature of the administration in the populated areas will be formulated and set forth in an agreement between the governments of Israel and Jordan.

"What is promising about this plan is that it preserves and strengthens the nation of Israel and establishes a permanent solution to the Palestinian refugee problem. I am in the process of studying this plan and may have more to say about it in the near future


To study this alternative plan please visit

Obama "Investigates" Self in Blago Affair

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Shining God’s Light on the Koran – God Communicating with Man Part 1E

Sam continues his on-going series which contrasts the Judeo-Christian Bible with the Islamic Koran on a variety of topics. He aims the beam of the Biblical laser on the Koran to expose, to reveal what it really says. See his previous articles here.

God’s Verbal Interaction with Man, Part Five

Moses at Mount Sinai

According to the Koran, Allah is said to not directly communicate verbally with mankind. In the Holy Bible, however, God is said to have verbally communicated with men several times. In this article I will consider one man in particular, Moses, and the children of Israel at Mount Sinai.


It is beneath the dignity of Allah to condescend to speak to a mortal with the exception of disclosing information or from behind a covering hidden from view or by dispatching a messenger who reveals with His permission what He pleases; certainly He is Exalted and exercises good judgment (Surah 42:51).

Allah made direct contact with Moses when speaking to him (Surah 4:164).

There is no comprehension of Allah’s character among those who say that Allah has never revealed anything to any mortal human (Surah 6:91).

Write of Moses in the book, he was selected to represent Allah, divinely inspired. We addressed him from the right slope of Mount Sinai. He came to Us and We communed with him (Surah 19:51,52).

Children of Israel, recall the approval and support I (Allah) have given you and raised you in status and dignity above all the other nations of the earth (Surah 2:47).


According to the Koran, Allah does not lower himself to speak directly to mere mortals. He may reveal something of new significance to someone but not usually. He will hide himself behind a sheet or send a messenger to deliver the message he wants to send people. Such as when Gabriel was sent to speak to Muhammad in order to reveal Allah’s word to him.

The Koran contradicts itself when it says that Allah does not speak openly to mortals. Then it says that Allah spoke directly to Moses. Moses was a mortal who Allah spoke to without something between them.

To speak directly to Moses Allah had to humble himself significantly for such an encounter.

Certainly direct face to face dialogue is not the only way to communicate with someone, but Allah did it with Moses. Moses was chosen by Allah to represent him.

Allah and Gabriel “We” called to Moses from the right side of Mount Sinai and spoke with him several days once Moses came up to them.

The Koran acknowledges that Israel was given by Allah a status higher than any other nation. The commentary in “The Holy Quran,” page 26, written by Maulana Muhammad Ali states that by “the nations” it is meant that this superior status was only during their time of triumph over their contemporary peoples. The implication is that it is not for today or for the future. To this I totally disagree. The only nation which will exist forever and into the new heaven and new earth will be Israel (Daniel 2:44; Isaiah 9:6,7). Islam is destined to perish from the face of the earth and all those who follow it. No matter how many believe in it, how much wealth and land they acquire, or how many people they kill. Islam loses (Revelation 20, 21, and 22)!


Israel camped before Mount Sinai in the desert of Sinai. Moses went up unto God, and the Lord called unto him out of the mountain (Exodus 19:1-3). The Lord told Moses to tell Israel, “you have seen what I did to Egypt and brought you to myself. Now, therefore, you will obey My voice and keep my covenant. You shall be a special treasure to Me above all people: for all the earth is mine. You shall be to Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. Tell the children of Israel this.” Moses called the elders together and told them what God had said. The people pledged to obey the voice of the Lord and Moses told the Lord what the people said (Exodus 19:3-8). And the Lord said unto Moses, “Lo, I come unto you in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you for ever.” And Moses told the words of the people unto the Lord (Exodus 19:9).

It came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled. And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount. And Mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. And the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount; And Moses went up (Exodus 19:16-20).

The Lord said unto Moses, “Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the Lord to gaze, and many of them perish. Let the priests also, which come near to the Lord, sanctify themselves, lest the Lord break forth upon them.” And Moses said unto the Lord, “The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai: for you have charged us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and set it apart.” The Lord said unto him, “Away, you get down, and you shall come up, you, and Aaron with you: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the Lord, lest he break forth upon them.” So Moses went down unto the people, and spoke unto them (Exodus 19:21-25).


God called to Moses out of the mount and summoned him up to Himself. God said that Israel would be His special treasure if they were to obey His voice and keep His commands. All the earth belongs to God, and Israel would be above all other people. The people pledged to obey. God told Moses He would come down upon the mountain in a thick cloud and speak with Moses in front of the people. He said He would do this so they would believe Moses forever.

When God came down on top of the Mount Sinai there was thunder and lightning and a thick cloud. Fire ascended into heaven as from a furnace and a voice spoke as a trumpet blast. Moses brought the people of Israel out of their camp to meet with God and spoke to God. And God answered him. Moses was called up to the top of the mountain by God and he went up. A boundary was set up about the mountain so the people would not come near the mountain lest God would break out and slay them. The entire mountain quaked and the people trembled.

God not only spoke to Moses but He spoke to the people as well. God spoke to Moses in front of the people showing them that He was speaking to Moses. God did not speak to Moses in secret but He spoke to Moses openly in front of the whole congregation. Here God is verbally interacting with over three million people. There was no doubt in their mind who was talking to them. It’s imperative that we believe Moses forever just as they were to believe forever.

Jesus said if you don’t believe Moses how will you believe me (John 5:45-47). And Jesus also said if they don’t believe Moses and the prophets they won’t believe someone who was raised from the dead (Luke 16:31).


In the Koran Allah and Gabriel (we) called to Moses from the side of the Mount Sinai. This is different than in the Scriptures. In Scripture God called to Moses from out of the mountain. Then He came down in a thick cloud on top of the mountain and spoke. This shows a difference between the scripture and the Koran. In the Koran it was Allah and an angel that spoke to Moses. In Scripture it is God alone that speaks to Moses. There were no angels involved. The Koran elevates the angel, or angels, whichever the case may be, to a god type status even though the angels are created beings.

In the Koran and in Scripture Moses was called to the top of the mountain by Allah and by God, respectively, and in both accounts Moses went up.

The Koran says that god made direct contact with Moses. In Scripture God not only made dialogue with Moses but did so in front of the whole congregation of Israel.

In the Koran Allah is said to have given Israel a status above every other nation, which the commentary says is to have ended. In scripture God says that Israel will be a special treasure to Him above all other peoples if they obey Him and keep His covenant. Nowhere in scripture has God ever withdrawn this special status. This is a spurious commentary on the part of the Koran by the commentator and does not agree with Scripture (Romans Ch. 11).


Which God would you prefer to serve: The one who will not humble himself to meet with mortal man, or the One who is humble enough Himself to meet with mortal man.

The Koran does not accurately convey what is written in Scripture, nor does it have the detail of scripture on a subject.

Those interpreting the Koran are not accurate to the text of the Koran with their comments. The Scriptures are not to be treated this way. “Knowing this first that no prophesy of scripture is of any private interpretation.” 2 Peter 1:20 (KJV)


The Koran’s passages is a paraphrase of several English translations.
The Koran, translated by N.J. Dawood: A Penguin Classic.
The Qur’an, translated by M.H. Shakir: Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an, Inc.
The Holy Qur’an, translated by Maulana Muhammad Ali: Ahmadiyya
Anjuman Isha’at Lahore Inc. U.S.A.
The Koran, translated by Marmaduke Pickthall: Everyman’s Library.
The Holy Bible is paraphrased from the King James Version.
The Liberty Annotated Study Bible: Liberty University & Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Palin 2009 Calendar A Top Seller on

I saw on a Internet forum this afternoon a link to a news item on the Wall Street Journal's Washington Wired. Reporter Susan Davis wrote yesterday that although Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin did not make it to the White House, CNN notes that she is a leader on’s best-seller list. Davis writes, “A 2009 calendar of the former Republican vice-presidential candidate is currently the top item on the Web site’s list of “Office Products and Supplies.”Read more at “Gift of the Season? 2009 Palin Calendar Tops Best Seller List."

Bailout: Bonanza or Boondoggle?

Santa Congress, Lame Duck Bush & Pied Piper Paulson: "Have Yourselves a Bailout Christmas" . . .
Cartoon by Chip Bok found at 12/22/08
Cartoon by Gary Varvel as found on 12/24/08
Cartoon by Ed Gamble found at 12/24/08
Cartoon by Lisa Benson found on 12/22/08

. . . On the Taxpayers' Tab, of Course!

Conservatives and all Americans should oppose all bailouts. It was government interference by the Democratic Barney Franks, the Bill Clintons, the Chris Dodds and the conservative-in-name-only George Bushes, who caused or precipitated the sub prime loan mess in the first place. Now they think that they have the solution? Okay. Why is there no accountability for the $350 billion that has already been distributed? Why has Bush been allowed to "assist" the car makers with money that has meant to relieve the credit crunch? When the government gets involved, things generally cost more and are generally inefficient. Bush is to blame for not reigning in government growth and spending during the past eight years. Now Obama will multiply that mistake many times over.

The unused bailout money should be recalled and an accounting made of all the money sent to the insurance companies and to the banks before ANY more is distributed. Representatives who permitted the wasteful distribution of the bailout money without any strings attached should be punished. Barney Franks and Chris Dodd should be investigated for their part in the getting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the trouble in which they find themselves. Jail would be a good place for the likes of Franks and Dodd to contemplate the great damage they have done to America and to our economy.

Practices must change to insure that there is no repetition of the poor lending practices to continue.

Same-Sex 'Marriage': Our Mutual Deception

Taking Back the Rainbow

Earlier this month a misleading, deceptive and very biased pro-homosexual article was written by Lisa Miller and several associates for Newsweek magazine. In fact, it was the cover story. I wrote one article about this shameful sham "report" already. However, because of the impact such a piece of trash Newsweek article can have, it deserves further condemnation and exposure. I will point out a few more inconsistencies and make a few more observations.

First, Newsweek, like many of its brothers and sisters in the mainstream media, is blatantly and unequivocally pro-homosexual. They have an obvious bias toward advancing that most hurtful society-destroying agenda. They do not let truth get in the way of their “reporting.”

Second, the Bible clearly condemns homosexuality and lesbian behavior. Jesus clearly recognizes the fact that we are all sinners and need a Savior. If He were physically present today, then He would be associating with adulterers, homosexuals, lesbians, embezzlers, etc. Those that are sick, need a physician, He said. Homosexuality, despite what the medical profession of recent days claims (because it is frightened of the vile, violent homosexual lobby) homosexual behavior is clearly abnormal, unhealthy, unnatural, and immoral.

Third, the liberal view that the Bible, like the United States Constitution, is a “living” document is false and fallacious. Both are a standard, the first established by God and the second by the God-fearing, predominately Christian founding fathers of America. The Bible's principles are absolute, not subject to change in society’s mores. The Bible is living in the sense that God the Holy Spirit uses it as a living instrument to bring His Word and His gospel to human beings. It cannot be altered. The United States Constitution has been designed to be a solid foundation upon which the laws and organization of this nation are to be governed. The wise founders anticipated that amendments beyond the Bill of Rights may become necessary, and made that provision for future medications.


Fourth, Miller lies when she said, “While the Bible and Jesus say many important things about love and family, neither explicitly defines marriage as between one man and one woman." Jesus said, "YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER; YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY; YOU SHALL NOT STEAL; YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS." His reference to the sin of adultery refers to the breaking and abuse of the sacred marriage relationship. A married man or married woman who cheat on their spouse is an adulterer. Furthermore, Jesus’ standard for the Christian is even more severe, in that He called any married (or unmarried, for that matter) looking lustfully at a woman is also guilty of adultery. Biblical standards are high. They seem impossible, but that is why we need a Savior. Jesus also condemns divorce.

Fifth, another lies involves Miller’s statement, “If the bible doesn't give abundant examples of traditional marriage, then what are the (same-sex)-marriage opponents really exercised about?" The apostle Paul in the Bible talks about the qualifications of church leaders as “must be above reproach, the husband of one wife . . ." Presumably the leaders of the church set the example for the flock!

Sixth, Miller also contends that homosexual behavior does not equate to perversion. However, homosexual behavior IS perverse. She says, Paul was tough on homosexuality, though recently “”progressive (who themselves pervert the truth) scholars” have argued that his condemnation of men who "were inflamed with lust for one another" (which he calls "a perversion") is really a critique of the worst kind of wickedness: self-delusion, violence, promiscuity and debauchery.” Dah, that, precisely is what homosexual behavior is Ms. Miller!

Seventh, Ms. Miller contends, “A mature view of scriptural authority requires us, as we have in the past, to move beyond literalism.” Actually it requires a childish, self-centered view, an immature view to reject biblical principles. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 referring to itself, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” In Deuteronomy 4:2 the Bible states, “Ye shall not add unto the word which I (God) command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.” The Bible is to be taken literally. It is immutable. It is not subject to the whims of man. The Word of God is not negotiable. It can be ignored and disobeyed, but it remains man’s absolute guide for life.

Eighth, Miller presents another lie saying, “We cannot look to the Bible as a marriage manual, but we can read it for universal truths as we struggle toward a more just future.” This is false. The Bible presents clear principles for all life, especially God-ordained marriage and the traditional, natural family unit. What better advice and principles to grasp and apply than the following passage:

Ephesians 5:22-33

"22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband."

Ninth, another lie that Miller perpetuates is found in the following quote, “The great Bible scholar Walter Brueggemann, emeritus professor at Columbia Theological Seminary, quotes the apostle Paul when he looks for biblical support of (homosexual) marriage: "There is neither Greek nor Jew, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Jesus Christ." The religious argument for (homosexual) marriage, he adds, "is not generally made with reference to particular texts, but with the general conviction that the Bible is bent toward inclusiveness." Here is the passage referred to above in context:

Galatians 3:27-29

“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.”

This passage clearly shows that God does not discriminate in who He allows into His kingdom, who He allows to be redeemed through His Son, Jesus Christ. All are eligible if they but accept Jesus. This passage has nothing to do with justifying same-sex unions or ‘marriage.’ Liberals like to use the term “inclusiveness” when it is convenient for them to do so. Christianity includes those who believe, but it also excludes those who do not believe. Ms. Miller and that “great Bible scholar” Brueggemann, whom she quotes should read the clear pronouncement in this passage of scripture:

1 Corinthians 6:8-10

“On the contrary, you yourselves wrong and defraud. You do this even to your brethren. Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.”

Could same-sex ‘marriage’ or their uncivilized unions be any more condemned than by these words?

Finally, Miller makes another remarkable misstatement, “More basic than theology, though, is human need.” No, Ms. Miller, more basic than man’s need is man’s sin. Man is a totally depraved creature apart from redemption that God offers in and through His Son, Jesus Christ. Man’s basic need is for salvation, a Savior. That men “need” to partake in homosexual behavior, in stealing, in murder, in rape, in child abuse, in adultery, in assaults, in pornography are indicative of their need for a spiritual heart surgeon, a Savior.

Below are references to the basic Newsweek article and two responses to that article. One by and the other by the Family Research Council (FRC). Both give great arguments that destroy Miller's basic premise and conclusion that same-sex marriage is justified in Scripture. The FRC blog article takes you point by point through the Newsweek article much more articulately than I did.



Read this
Action Alert from the Family Research Council and send an email to the editor of Newsweek urging him to present the other side of the same-sex ‘marriage’ issue.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Palin, Kennedy and the Media

Cartoon by Henry Payne found on on 12/22/08

What a stark contrast in the way the mainstream media (NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC) has treated and continues to treat Governor Sarah Palin, since she burst on the national scene, primarily because of her Christian and conservative beliefs and positions versus the cordial, worshipful treatment given to this princess of political correctness, the grossly inexperienced Caroline Kennedy.
The same treatment was accorded to and lavished upon President-elect, -elite Barack Obama, which was a major factor in his election victory this fall. He was virtually unvetted by the press, giving him a pass on anything that would tarnish the messianic image the adoring media created and portrayed and continues to portray of this grossly inexperienced "Man of the Year."

Inexperience Counts Only in Politics

Cartoon by Glenn McCoy found on 12/19/08
.Cartoon by John Cole found on 12/19/08
Cartoon by Steve Breen found on 12/18/08

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Was Luke’s Record of Jesus’ Genealogy through Mary or Joseph?

Joseph was not, of course, Jesus’ biological father (Matthew 1:18, Luke 1:34-35). I have heard people say that Matthew’s record of Jesus’ genealogy was through Joseph and that Luke’s genealogy was through Mary’s lineage. They reason that since Matthew was a tax collector (Matthew 10:3, Luke 5:27), he was concerned with legal matters and would have recorded Joseph’s genealogy because he was legally Jesus’ father. Luke, on the other hand, was a doctor (Colossians 4:14) and would have been more concerned with the biological lineage of Christ. This may sound good, but what does the Bible really say?

The main reason for the controversy is that the genealogy is different in the two accounts (Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 3:23-38) and both appear to record a strictly patriarchal lineage. The genealogies given in Matthew and Luke are the same from Abraham until David, but then diverge into two separate lineages. The name given for Joseph’s father in Matthew’s account is Jacob (Matthew 1:16). Since Luke’s account says, “And Jesus …being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli…” (Luke 3:23), some people think that this really means that Mary was the daughter of Heli. But that just isn’t what it says. Some say that “as was supposed” extends to the relationship between Joseph and Heli, but it doesn’t say that either.

Under the Law of Moses, if a married man died leaving his wife no children, then his brother was required to marry the wife of his brother and the firstborn of the marriage would “succeed in the name of his brother” (Deuteronomy 25:5-10). So one might think that it is possible that this could explain how Joseph had two fathers. But if Jacob and Heli were brothers, then the rest of the genealogy would be the same, but it isn’t. But in the book of Ruth it explains that another relative could take the place of the brother if he refused or was unable to (Ruth 4:1-8). It is unclear whether the relative had to be a blood relative (see Ruth 2:1). So this could explain it.

But I have a more likely interpretation. In Luke’s account, in 3:23, the first use of the phrase “the son of” (in reference to Jesus’ supposed sonship of Joseph) is explicitly written into the Greek. But the second instance (in reference to Joseph’s relationship to Heli) is not explicitly written in the Greek. The translators just added this phrase to make the sentence more complete in English. Likewise, all of the other uses of the phrase “the son of” in Luke (3:23-38) are inexplicit and only the word “of” is really there. Therefore, although the name is used as a man’s name (it is the same name as Eli), Heli could have been Joseph’s mother. So this leaves the meaning of Luke’s genealogy somewhat uncertain, whereas Matthew’s account is more explicit with his use of the word “begat”. Note Matthew does not say that Joseph begat Jesus (see Matthew 1:16). Note also that Luke says that Adam was the son of God (Luke 3:38). Again, the wording is inexplicit, and this indicates that a broadly defined genealogy is intended. Note also that Jehoiakim is not included in Matthew’s genealogy (compare I Chronicles 3:15-17 and II Chronicles 36:1-9 with Matthew 1:11) and likewise Ahaziah, Joash, and Amaziah are not mentioned (compare II Chronicles 21:4-26:23 with Matthew 1:8) indicating that a “begat” could skip one or several generations. (Also compare I Chronicles 3:17-19 with Matthew 1:12.) There are lots of possibilities. Either Heli or Jacob could have been a maternal grandfather of Joseph, for example. Adoption or remarriage (step-fatherhood) are also possible explanations.

Luke indicates that Elizabeth was a descendent of Aaron (Luke 1:5) and that Mary was Elizabeth’s cousin (Luke 1:36). It is tempting to say then that Mary could also be a patriarchal descendent of Aaron to cast further doubt on the theory that Luke’s genealogy is of her, but note Hebrews 7:14, which says, “For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.” (Luke’s line does not go though Aaron and Levi, but Judah and David.) But just because Elizabeth and Mary were cousins doesn’t necessary mean that they were patriarchal cousins.

There are also several other places in Scripture that make it clear that the Messiah would come through the line of Judah, and in particular the kings (Genesis 49:10, I Kings 2:33, I Chronicles 28:4, Luke 1:32, etc.). But what does this mean since Jesus had no earthly father? There is no purely patriarchal line except directly to the Father himself. But perhaps the “line” is really with regard to legal fatherhood and not biological fatherhood. Jeremiah 33:17-26 and several other passages indicate that there will never fail to be a king sitting on David’s throne. Matthew’s genealogy follows the royal line up until King Jeconiah (see Jeremiah 22:30), but both genealogies come through David.

In conclusion, it unnecessary to theorize that Luke’s genealogy was Mary’s ancestral line against the plain reading of the passage (Luke 3:23). There are several other ways to reconcile the apparent (but not actual) contradiction with Matthew’s account.

A Great Christmas?

Righting First Amendment Wrongs

A Great Christmas

By Andrew White, eleven years old , 12-3-08
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

“The best Christmas ever is when everyone is there.
It is when everyone is laughing here and there.
That is the Christmas I want to share.

"Christmas is about Jesus’ birth,
About peace on Earth.
This is what Christmas is about.

"It is when He lay in a manger.
And the three wise men come to see.
That’s what it means to me.”

The above poem was written by a Hattiesburg, MS student in Ms. Latasha Atkins’ sixth grade class earlier this month. This teacher downgraded his assignment because he used the name of Jesus. Is this happening in Hattiesburg, communist China? Is this taking place in Hattiesburg, Saudi Arabia? No, it is happening in America, the supposed land of the free, where the original intent of the original constitution is being violated with increasing regularity.

Constitutionally-illiterate, Ms. Adkins represents many teachers, who have been so brainwashed by Bill Ayers-like college professors of “re-education,” who train the majority of today’s teachers. These teachers have bought hook, line and sinker the lie that freedom of religion and freedom to express one’s religion ends when “the state’s” children walk through the metal detectors stationed a the front doors of many of this nation’s schoolhouses. At one time these schoolhouses where places of learning, but now they have been reduced to indoctrination centers creating students, These students are lucky if they receive a mediocre education, despite vast hoards money sunk into that malicious so-called educational enterprise.

Matt Staver, President of Liberty Counsel (LC), commented in regard to what young Andrew White faced in his local government school, “Christmas will become worthless in our Nation if we let our children forget that Jesus is the reason for the season.” Parents need to confront this evil attempt to silence their children’s freedom of religious expression in the classroom or anywhere."
In a press release Staver added: “Some educators need education that the story of Christmas is not banned from public schools. I am relieved that the situation was resolved by the principal but horrified that a sixth-grader was told by his teacher, ‘we can’t discuss these types of things in school.’ I don’t understand why some people don’t get it. Christmas is a state and federal holiday. Schools are closed to celebrate this holiday. Obviously, Christmas is constitutional.”

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Warren Blasted Left and Right for Accepting Obama’s Inaugural Invocation Invitation

The radical homosexual domestic terrorists are incensed that President-elect -elite Barack Hussein Obama would invite an evangelical to give the invocation at his inauguration. Joseph Farah, founder of and Christian conservative, wrote an open letter to Pastor Rick Warren of California’s Saddleback Church last week expressing his own “profound and abject revulsion” at Warren’s acceptance of Obama's invitation. Monday he published his thoughts in an article titled, “An open letter to Rick Warren.” Here is a snippet from the article in which he gives his reason why he is so upset over Warren’s decision. You can read the entire article here.


“. . . Barack Obama is opposed to any and all restrictions on the killing of unborn children and has pledged to work against the few that remain. In fact, as a state legislator in Illinois, he pushed a law that would require the killing of babies born alive after unsuccessful abortions. You know he will also open the floodgates to the use of U.S. taxpayer dollars to fund abortion overseas through groups like Planned Parenthood and agencies such as the United Nations Population Fund . . . He has even promised to sign into law the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), which would make illegal even peaceful efforts to persuade mothers from aborting their babies. In essence, Obama holds and has pledged to enforce, a radical pro-abortion position that will curtail free speech, freedom of religion and ensure that many more innocent lives will be destroyed . . .”


Farah concludes his article saying that it is now the time for Warren to decide whether he stands with God, or whether he stands with Mr. Obama. I would add that the choice was and is clear. Pastor Warren chose to go the broad way of the world. It appears that Warren is joining a growing list of evangelicals who demonstrate their love for the world more than for God. I recently wrote a series of articles about another high profile evangelical (mis)leader, who chose the way of the world, Richard Cizik, who is the now the former Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE).

Monday, December 22, 2008

2008 Most Scandalous Politician of the Year has an interesting question for thought and discussion this month, which they posed.

Most Scandalous Politicians of 2008 – Who deserves the title?

The candidates for that dishonor would include:

Scandal scarred Mark Foley (R) who resigned or his dubious replacement Tim Mahoney (D), who paid off his mistress with $121,000? This Republican, Foley, did the right thing and resigned. However, Democrat Mahoney refused to resign and had to be fired by the electorate in November.

A pair of turtle doves, Democratic Attorney Generals Eliot Spitzer of New York and Marc Dann of Oho, qualify, as do Republican Senators Ted “Bridge to Nowhere” Stevens and Larry “Bathroom Stall” Craig.

Democrat William “Cold Cash” Jefferson like Rep. Mahoney (D) had to be fired this fall by the people of Louisiana is in the running.

Democratic Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich mixed up in cesspool Chicago politics for virtually trying to sell Obama’s Senate Seat on eBay.

President George W. Bush (R) for his continual refusal to protect the Borders; for his planning and pushing for a North American Union; for his refusal to pardon Border Agents Campeon and Ramos while pardoning real criminals; for his support of the bailouts of banks, insurance companies and auto companies when there is no money to do that; for his continued spending like a liberal Democrat; for calling Islam a religion of peace; and for spending money fighting AIDS in Africa, again with money we don’t have; for doing very little about abortion during his entire presidency; and for making government bigger instead of smaller.

Before Barack Obama did anything Time magazine has named him man of the
year. He won an election. But what has this man ever done? He organized neighborhood using Marxist agitator Saul Alinsky tactics. He voted "present" instead of yes or no while in the Illinois Senate. He spent most of his time as US Senator campaigning to be president. He shares that Time magazine Man (I don't care if that is not the PC term!) of the Year 'honor' with another man who won that same distinction in 1938 and who turned out to be one of the greatest tyrants in history, Adolf Hitler.

President-elect and -elite Barack Hussein Obama for being less than forthright about his citizenship – working with the mainstream media and the Democratic Party hoping that the American people will overlook the fact that he may have been born in Kenya and is a potential usurper to the throne; for reneging on his agreement with John McCain to only use public campaign financing, then changing his mind when the cash began to flow; for his claim that it was
above his pay grade to say when a person becamee a human being; for his ongoing radical pro-death stance – a man who never met an abortion procedure he did not agree with including infanticide if that procedure would at all threaten the sacred right of a woman to kill her baby; for promising change and hope, but appointing tainted Chicago politicians and former “experienced” Clintonistas to his Cabinet and key positions in his administration; for his myriad of past questionable associates and associations (Ayers, Dohrn, Rezko, Khalidi, Wright, etc.); and for promising homosexuals that he would do all in his power to overturn DOMA, yet claiming to be against same-sex marriage.

Without the rabid unflinching worshipful assistance of (1) the mainstream media and (2) with legal and illegal help of ACORN, which he denied any association and (3) with the obscene amounts of money coming from unknown foreign and domestic sources he would never have been elected. Obama essentially bought the election. Coupled with the assistance he received in the election, this man lacks any executive experience, he lacks the moral character and integrity, and holds to the most base liberal, even Marxist philosophy. He is my pick for the most scandalous politician of 2008.

America would be much better off if Obama was required to produce evidence before January 20th, that he is, in fact, a natural born citizen. I do not believe that he can and this is the biggest scandal of 2008 – the ascendancy of an illegal alien to the presidency.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Campbell Soup Company Serves Same-Sex Agenda

Taking Back the Rainbow

I just received this American Family Association (AFA) Action Alert. AFA is one of the groups that is fighting on the front line in the culture war being waged in and against America. Many large national and international companies are beginning to succumb to pressure group shakedowns. The homosexual advocates and lobbyists have learned from master shakedown artists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to get the big corporations to join their cause. This happened with Ford Motors and McDonald's Restaurants recently. Groups like AFA and individual conservatives and Christians responded and voiced their concerns similar to the request made below and turned back the advancement of homosexuality at least at Ford and McDonalds.

Campbell Soup Company embraces homosexual agenda

Send an email to Campbell Soup Company President Douglas Conant. Tell him you want his company to stop supporting the (homosexual/lesbian) agenda.

In the December, 2008 and January, 2009 issues, Campbell Soup Company bought two, two-page advertisements in the latest issues of the nation's largest homosexual magazine, "The Advocate." The ads promote their Swanson line of broth.

In one of the December ads, the Campbell Soup Company highlighted the lives of two lesbians with their son. The others feature New York City chefs.
See the ads here.

Campbell Soup Company has openly begun helping homosexual activists push their agenda. Not only did the ads cost Campbell's a chunk of money, but they also sent a message that homosexual parents constitute a family and are worthy of support. They also gave their approval to the entire homosexual agenda.


Send an email to Campbell Soup Company President Douglas Conant.

*** Tell him you want his company to stop supporting the (homosexual/lesbian) agenda.

*** After sending your email, please call Campbell Soup Company (800-257-8443) and their Swanson division (1-800-442-7684) and ask the company to remain neutral in the culture war.

*** Forward this e-mail to your friends and family so they will know about Campbell's support of the (homosexual/lesbian) agenda.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Microsoft and the Homosexual Agenda

Taking Back the Rainbow

On December 5, 2008 OneNewsNow reporter Allie Martin wrote a story titled, “Outspoken pastor confronts Microsoft execs.” In it he relates that last month black pastor, Ken Hutchison of the Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Washington attended the annual Microsoft stockholders meeting where he confronted Microsoft founder Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer and board members about their support and financing of homosexual activist groups. In the article Martin tells that Hutcherson brought up the recent protests by radical homosexuals against the outcome of the ballot imitative, Proposition 8, in which California voters settled the question that marriage was the exclusive domain of one-man, one-woman relationship.

In the article Hutcherson explained, "And my question to Microsoft . . . (why) . . . is (Microsoft) supporting, with millions and millions of dollars, a group that has proven to be intolerant, that has proven to be hateful, violent, and [prejudiced] towards African Americans, [Opponents of the voter initiative] are now calling African Americans who voted for Prop. 8 by 'the N-word.'"

He was further quoted in the article as saying, "You know what they (Microsoft officials) said afterward? . . . "Well, we have voted to continue our charitable gifts. That's why I'm saying I'm not going to stop because they have proven to be hypocrites. And if it was any other group, they would have stopped it immediately."

Martin concluded his story saying that Pastor Hutcherson “is urging concerned Christians to purchase shares in companies like Microsoft who support the pro-homosexual cause and to request that they stop supporting intolerant groups.” In other words, Christians need to become active in all areas of society including business. Too long we have keep out lights lit only when sitting in church pews . . .

More Planned Parenthood Rape Cover-Ups

I have written about this criminal activity previously.

What is becoming much more prevalent than the abortion giant Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) would like to admit, sexual predators and adults are abusing children in their abortion clinics throughout this nation. Many men are literally getting away with felonies, even repeated felonies. However, one brave and caring 20 year old California college student has taken up the cause of exposing this evil organization. Embedded below are two undercover videos which she made that clearly show the perverted operating philosophy of this corrupt and most contemptuous entity.


Lila Rose, current junior at U.C.L.A., founded Live Action Films in order to provide the proof of the schemes and of this billion dollar killing Goliath. And like young David of old, Lila Rose faces a arrogant, menacing, powerful unbeatable giant. Like David all Lila’s weapons were small. All Lila had were a video camera and a few video recordings, which are her smooth stones and her slingshot. She demonstrates the same courage and the faith in the same almighty God of the Bible as the youthful David did in defending the defenseless.


Ms. Rose’s project, which she undertook this past summer in Indiana and in other locations in the United States, is called the Mona Lisa Project.

Here is an excerpt from the description of the YouTube videos that follow:

“Footage from an undercover camera inside an abortion clinic in Bloomington shows Planned Parenthood staff deliberately violating the state's mandatory reporting laws for sexual abuse.The footage shows Lila Rose, a UCLA student reporter and president of right-to-life advocacy group Live Action, posing as a 13-year-old girl. In an appointment with a Planned Parenthood nurse, Rose says she has been impregnated by a 31-year-old man, a clear case of child molestation under Indiana state law.

“On tape, the nurse acknowledges her responsibility to report the incident, but assures Rose she will not. The nurse says, "I am supposed to report to Child Protective Services," but assures Rose, "Okay, I didn't hear the age [of the 31-year-old]. I don't want to know the age."

“She then instructs Rose how to obtain a secret abortion by crossing state lines in order to avoid Indiana's parental consent law. The nurse also coaches Rose to cover for the 31-year-old man by saying he is only 14. She says, "You've seen him around, you know he's 14, he's in your grade and whatever. You know what I mean."

“. . . Rose described the undercover audit . . . as "demonstrating the routine lawlessness of abortion providers at Planned Parenthood." Rose noted, "Today's video release is only a sample from many hours of similarly disturbing footage."

Planned Parenthood, a tax-exempt nonprofit, made over $100 million in profits last year and has a billion-dollar budget, nearly a third of which comes from taxpayers through government funding.

Jackie Stollar, student president of a Live Action chapter in Oregon, accompanied Rose on the investigation. "In a repeated pattern, Planned Parenthood has violated the public trust. It should have its government funding revoked," she said. "During an economic crisis, can the government really spare $300 million to support such an unethical organization?" . . .

Live Action Films has more information about this story.

Mona Lisa Project Part 1 – Bloomington, IN

The same investigative team went to Indianapolis, Indiana with essentially the same results.

Mona Lisa Project Part 2 – Indianapolis, IN


Last week, on Monday, December 12 and on Wednesday, December 14 the Indianapolis Star newspaper online carried stories about this tragic situation at Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana. The same thing is also happening across the nation. The newspaper reported that several pro-life groups including residents of Indiana are calling for an investigation into Planned Parenthood’s guidance practices and statutory rape claims in its 35 affiliates in the state. The pro-life groups and other concerned citizens want to see an end to the child abuse and endangerment stopped.

The Indianapolis Star quoted the American Life League President Jim Sedlak, who joined other pro-life advocates, as saying "We have much reason to believe that the children of Indiana are in grave danger thanks to money-making agenda of Planned Parenthood. It is more financially advantageous for Planned Parenthood to foster a culture of child endangerment and rape – therefore, they are more than willing to hand these kids back over to their tormentors. We look to (Indiana) Attorney General Carter to enforce the law that protects against this gross abuse and safeguards the innocent children of this state."

The newspaper went on to note that Planned Parenthood of Indiana also had recently come under fire for distributing gift certificates that can be redeemed for abortions.

The newspaper also reported that Betty Cockrum, Planned Parenthood of Indiana's president and chief executive officer, issued a statement Thursday saying the assistant violated the group's policies regarding the reporting of abuse.

Cockrum said that although the incident did not involve an actual underage patient, Planned Parenthood has "taken swift and thorough action to ensure that every patient receives the highest-quality care." Planned Parenthood of Indiana has not identified the aide.”


Chicago politician and President-elect Barack Obama is one of the most ardent supporters of all abortion procedures even opposing the partial birth abortion ban and opposing the Born Alive bill in Illinois. Barack Obama is also an ally of the gutless giant Planned Parenthood organization. Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry is one of Obama's biggest backers. This is an unholy alliance that does not bode well for America or for the unborn future.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Son of the Sheik of Shakedown

Jesse Jackson, Jr. has been accused of offering a bribe in exchange for being appointed to Barack Obama’s old senate seat.

“Wow, I guess the apple doesn’t’ shakedown far from the tree .”

- - - NewsBusted,
Episode 12/19/08

There is no 'better' place to learn political corruption then Chicago, Illinois. Jesse Jr. was taught by one of the ‘best’ crooked political thugs ever, dear old dad, Jesse, Sr. It really isn’t surprising that the chip off the old block would be involved in the latest Democratic political scandal. Governor Rod Blagojevich was as unscrupulous as they make ‘em there in Chi-town.

Between the Clintonistas and the Chicago gangsta politicos already appointed by the President-Elite Barack Hussein Obama, America can expect its wayward Capitol to suffer a new infusion of mischief. We really don’t need another Chicago politician the likes of Jesse Jackson, Jr. in the U.S. Senate to replace B.O.

is a conservative news and comedy website. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt above.

See side of this blog and click on the picture to watch this 2 minute comedy YouTube video.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


This is from 2 years ago...

Folks this is the Month that we RE-TAKE AMERICA

********* Get Ready *********** In God We Trust

Keep this going around the it and forward every time you receive it. We can't give up on this issue.

Paul Harvey and Prayer

Paul Harvey says:

I don't believe in Santa Claus, but I'm not going to sue somebody for singing a Ho-Ho-Ho song in December. I don't agree with Darwin , but I didn't go out and hire a lawyer when my high school teacher taught his Theory of Evolution.

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game.

So what's the big deal? It's not like somebody is up there reading the entire book of Acts. They're just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

But it's a Christian prayer, some will argue.

Yes, and this is the United States of America , a country founded on Christian principles. According to our very own phone book, Christian churches out number all others better than 200-to-1. So what would you expect -- somebody chanting Hare Krishna?

If I went to a football game in Jerusalem , I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer.

If I went to a soccer game in Baghdad , I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.

If I went to a ping pong match in China , I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.

And I wouldn't be offended. It wouldn't bother me one bit. When in Rome ..
But what about the atheists? Is another argument.

What about them? Nobody is asking them to be baptized. We're not going to pass the collection plate. Just humor us for 30 seconds. If that's asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs. Go to the bathroom. Visit the concession stand. Call your lawyer!

Unfortunately, one or two will make that call. One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do. I don't think a short prayer at a football gam e is going to shake the world's foundations.

Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights. Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating; to pray before we go to sleep.

Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing. Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.

God, help us. And if that last sentence offends you, well . just sue me.
The silent majority has been silent too long. It's time we let that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority don't care what they want. It is time the majority rules! It's time we tell them, you don't have to pray; you don't have to say the pledge of allegiance; you don't have to believe in God or attend servi ces that honor Him. That is your right, and we will honor your right .. But by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away. We are fighting back and we WILL WIN!

God bless us one and all ... especially those who denounce Him , God bless America, despite all her faults. She is still the greatest nation of all.
God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.

2007 will be the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation of our families and institutions... and our Military come home from all the wars.

Keep looking up.

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Bush Says Creation 'Not Incompatible' With Evolution

Interviewer Cynthia McFadden asked Bush if the Bible was literally true.

"You know. Probably not. ... No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it, but I do think that the New Testament for example is ... has got ... You know, the important lesson is 'God sent a son,"' Bush said.

The president also said that he prays to the same God as those with different religious beliefs.

"I do believe there is an almighty that is broad and big enough and loving enough that can encompass a lot of people," Bush said.

Asked about creation and evolution, Bush said: "I think you can have both. I think evolution can -- you're getting me way out of my lane here. I'm just a simple president. But it's, I think that God created the earth, created the world; I think the creation of the world is so mysterious it requires something as large as an almighty and I don't think it's incompatible with the scientific proof that there is evolution."

I already knew that Bush's science advisor was an evolutionist. So this isn't really a revelation to me. Of course there is a question of whether the evolution that Bush believes in is micro- or macro-. But the more important question is how liberal do Republicans have to get before we start seeking alternatives. John McCain was outspokenly an evolutionist.