Monday, June 30, 2008

Obama's Energy Policy

"Corn on the Cobama" cartoon by R. J. Matson found on GOPUSA.com


There is nothing new regarding energy policy that Obama brings to the table. Same old tired, unworkable Democratic failed policies of the past repackaged with slick salesmanship and showmanship. He would still not let the oil companies drill, develop our abundant resources, or build new refineries.
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He won't allow nuclear energy plants to be built.
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He won't stop the wasteful ethanol endeavor die . . .
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The man brings nothing new except change from Republican to Democratic. That is the underlying change. That is not enough.

Teenage Pregnancies

The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch newspaper posed today’s Hot Issue: Do you think society has been too accepting of teenage pregnancy?

Comment: Yes. However we should really ask, “Why are there so many teenage pregnancies?” Why is virtue and abstinence-based sex education such a bane to the education elite?

I call it the Planned Parenthood Federation of America mentality. The secular humanists, which control our educational system, have seen fit to remove all moral absolutes, so long held in this nation, and replaced them for moral relativism and situational ethics. If it feels good do it. We are reaping the consequences what we have foolishly allowed to be sown in our grossly inept and inferior (when compared to other industrialized nations) government indoctrination centers.

But the alternative to teenage pregnancy, abortion, is much more abhorrent. Not in the eyes of Planned Parenthood which feeds on a culture of death, but in the eyes of moral persons everywhere.

Abstinence, virtue and morality are much more palatable, much more reasonable, much more beneficial to a free and God-honoring society, but they are apparently totally unacceptable under the secular humanist worldview.

Christian M.I.A.s

The following lyrics of a song, Missing in Action, I believe were written by Ray Lewis of the Lewis & Lewis singing team. Lewis & Lewis sang the song, Come on Down to the Farm, that I first saw on YouTube. Their webiste is http://www.lewisandlewis.org/ You can download Ray's song here: Download "MIA" Free.

You can also read a very in-depth analysis of the current state of the church in the world today, which really makes you think. The song speaks for itself.


Missing in Action
by Ray Lewis


All around the battle rages,
You can’t escape the sound,
From the back roads of this country
To the streets of our hometown.

In the courts and in the classrooms
On the jobs you work today,
War has been declared
Against the old time Christian way.

The church is under siege
The saints, misunderstood,
The Bible is under fire,
And evil triumphs over good.

Sin is marching through the land
To plunder, rob and steal,
While half the army of the Lord
Avoids the battlefield.

Chorus
Missin’ in action, missin’ in action,
This army of Christian M.I.A.s
While they say they love the Lord,
But they never draw the sword.
They’ll talk of right,
But they won’t fight.
These Christian M.I.A.s.

Church bells ring and choirs sing,
It’s Sunday meetin’ time
We sing Onward Christian Soldiers
And Keep on the Firing Line.

Ah, but then comes Monday morning
What a difference one day makes
The mighty host of yesterday
Can’t be found today.

Chorus
Missin’ in action, missin’ in action,
This army of Christian M.I.A.s,
Ah, they say they love the Lord
But they never draw the sword.
They’ll talk of right,
But they won’t fight.
These Christian M.I.A.s.

They’ll talk of right,
But they won’t fight.
These Christian M.I.A.s.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Shining God’s Light on the Koran

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.
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God Speaks and it is Done


According to the Koran all the god of Islam needs to do is speak and what ever he says comes into being. He had the angels worship Adam by prostrating themselves before Adam upon his creation. This knowledge will help deceive the Muslims into following the Antichrist when the time comes for him to be revealed to the world.

THE KORANIC ACCOUNT

God creates whom He will. When He decrees a thing He need only say: “B” and it is. (1)

Your Lord said to the angels: ‘I am creating man from dry clay, from black moulded loam. When I have fashioned him and breathed of My spirit into him, kneel down and prostate yourselves before him. (2)

I (god) shall strike terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers! (3)

COMMENTARY ON THE KORANIC ACCOUNT

The god of Islam created Adam by speaking the words and then breathing into him of his spirit. Then he called on the angels to worship him. Is it possible the god of Islam could create another image of a man, breath into him of his spirit and require the people of all the earth to worship him. I think it is very probable.

THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT


And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: (4)

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels. And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (5)

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshiped the beast saying, who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. (6)

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth all the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causedth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six. (7)

COMMENTARY ON THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT

This is prophecy of what will one day happen and has already happened concerning the angels. The red dragon is Satan the Devil. The stars which his tail threw to the earth are the angels of God who chose to follow Satan and are now fallen angels.

The first beast is known as the Antichrist. He is both posing as another Christ and someone who is against the true Christ. His power and authority come from the dragon who is Satan, the Devil. He and the Devil both receive worship from the people of the world.

The second beast is known as the False Prophet. He heads the world’s worship of the Antichrist and proposes a statue to the Antichrist. To this the False Prophet gives life and requires worship. Whoever would not worship the image of the Antichrist is put to death. Everyone in the world is required to take the mark of the Antichrist, which is 666, in order to buy or sell. The False Prophet runs both religion and commerce with enforcement authority and power.

Together they are able to deceive most everyone in the world and obtain/coerce their cooperation.

COMPARING & CONTRASTING THE KORAN WITH SCRIPTURE

When the False Prophet gives life to the image of the Antichrist this will confirm to the Muslims that he is god for Adam was created in a similar way. The False Prophet can say “B” and it is. Putting to death unbelievers and idolaters is part of the Muslim way so there is nothing strange about killing those who do not worship the image of the Antichrist.

CONCLUSION

The reign of the Antichrist is not something you want to encounter. You can escape it through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for before the Antichrist’s reign Jesus will take His people out of the world. Scripture says that whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. A sample prayer you can pray is: Lord Jesus Christ forgive me of my sin and come into my heart.

REFERENCES

1. The Koran Page 47 Paragraph 3:48
2. The Koran Page 185 Paragraph 15:28
3. The Koran Page 127 Paragraph 8:13
4. The Holy Bible Revelation 12:3,4a
5. The Holy Bible Revelation 12:7,8,9
6. The Holy Bible Revelation 13:1-5
7. The Holy Bible Revelation 13:11-18

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Freshwater Firing: It’s Not “About Time” It’s About Truth

Righting 1st Amendment Wrongs



A Hatchet Job on the Truth

The lead editorial, on at least the online edition of Thursday’s Columbus Dispatch, further fuels the fire of public opinion against recently fired middle school science teach John Freshwater. Although he has 10 days from the receipt of his official termination notice to appeal the school board’s decision to terminate his employment, which he received this week, the newspaper editors continued to lambaste and pronounce him guilty. A week ago the disgraceful Dispatch “leaked” a copy of the investigator’s report to the public. Now before he has a chance to appeal to the school board, the disgusting Dispatch editors throw more salt into the wounds of John Freshwater and issue this scathing editorial last Thursday.

In its editorial hit piece, “About time,” the editor’s praised the school board decision to terminate John Freshwater. Yet, it condemned the school board for not doing it sooner. The newspaper in its reporting and its editorializing continued to refused to note the positives or position of John Freshwater, so intent were they to besmirch, denigrate and ostracise this man.

What was not mentioned was the fact that Mr. Freshwater was named “Teacher of the Year” twice including in 2007. They refused to mention that he was beloved as a teacher by many of the his current and former students. Recently, his science class students had the best results of all the science classes for his grade in Mount Vernon City School system. Nary, no, the despicable Dispatch account were absolutely silent on the accomplishments of this teacher. However they did not hesitate to scorn him, to mock him because of his beliefs, to accuse him, to condemned him and the Mount Vernon school board, his supporters, and even the citizens of Mount Vernon who supported this godly, excellent teacher. Dispatch, I think your bias is showing

I think this editorial was a character assignation by one of the mouthpieces of the most leftist and liberal elements of society.

About time
Teacher who undermined science should have been reined in long ago


Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Mount Vernon Board of Education's decision to fire teacher John Freshwater for failing to stick to science in his science classroom is justified by the evidence turned up in an independent investigation.

The question is why it took 11 years for the board to challenge Freshwater.

Parents and other teachers have been complaining for at least that long about Freshwater's persistent incorporation of his Christian beliefs into his classroom teaching.


Truth #1
Ignored in this editorial was what precipitated the controversy in the first place, which was Mr. Freshwater’s refusal to remove his personal Bible from the top of his classroom desk. All this other rubbish is a smokescreen for that fact.

Truth #2
When the Ohio curriculum permitted the teaching of Intelligent Design (I.D.), Mr. Freshwater did so. Some in the Mount Vernon schools where greatly irritated by the fact that he taught I.D. When it no longer was a part of the accepted curriculum he said that he stopped. However, elements in the school system administrator and other teachers continued to harbor resentment against John Freshwater.

If asked by the students whether he believed in evolution, how could he answer it other than saying it had serious scientific flaws and that the students should look at the strengths and weaknesses of the theory and make up their own minds? Is this wrong? It seems to me that it is just serious scientific inquiry.


He used his classroom to push his religious views by displaying Bible-related posters, calling other faiths false and telling students that homosexuality is a sin. Such proselytizing in a public school violates the constitutional ban on government establishment of religion. But Freshwater went further: He undermined those parts of the approved science curriculum that don't comport with his beliefs. In doing so, he misled his students and failed in his fundamental duty as a science teacher.

Truth #3
Freshwater had a poster of Colin Powell regarding leadership with a Bible verse. He displayed the Ten Commandments in a collage of historical documents. What is wrong with that?

Truth #4
He called other faiths false. That is absolutely correct. Jesus Christ said of Himself, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father, but through Me.” This is the belief of all true Christians. This was John Freshwater's belief. Does he not have a right to that belief? Our founding fathers knew this. Why is it so hard for the leftists elements of America to recognize it? I know why, because it collapses the foundation of their secular humanist belief system.
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Truth #5
If he expressed his opinion or belief that homosexuality is sin or wrong, that like it or not, is the truth. Like adultery, stealing, lying, etc. Homosexual behavior is immoral. It may not be politically correct. It may not be an acceptable tenet of the Secular Humanist faith. But it is the truth. Homosexual behavior is abnormal, unhealthy, immoral and unnatural.

Truth #6
This is a boldface lie, “Such proselytizing in a public school violates the constitutional ban on government establishment of religion.” There is no such constitutional ban on government establishment of religion. There is a congressional ban on approving any denomination over another, making it a state church, but that is as far as the constitution goes. ACLU attorneys and activist judges must misinterpret the First Amendment to derive such poppycock as the imaginary “separation of church and state.”

Truth #7
Isn’t the “fundamental duty” of the teacher, to TEACH? It is not indoctrination.

Students told investigators that Freshwater told them, essentially, that the law required him to tell them about evolution, but that the theory is incorrect because it isn't supported by the Bible. That disservice to Mount Vernon students showed up in the testimony of eighth-grade and high-school teachers who said that students who had been in Freshwater's classes often had to be retaught the basics of evolution.

Truth #8
What was not told was the fact that Freshwater's science classes finished with the highest test scores this year than any other class same grade science class.

Evolution is incorrect because it is not scientific.

It could be argued that his students were better prepared than those of other teachers for upper level science classes. If all high school science teachers were asked the same question, instead of those prejudiced one that the investigators talked to, than we would have a more fair judgement.

This might have gone on longer if one student's parents hadn't taken an extraordinary complaint to Mount Vernon Middle School officials: that Freshwater used an electric device normally employed by teachers to ionize gases to burn marks on their son's arm in the shape of a cross.

Truth #9
This allegation still needs to be proven. It is the subject of a lawsuit. Doesn’t Mr. Freshwater get a chance to defend himself? Anyone can produce pictures showing anything to prove a point. But will that evidence hold up in court?

Even then, school officials did no more than to write Freshwater a letter, asking him not to use the device on children.

The misuse of an electrical tool that comes with a warning against contact with skin should have prompted an immediate investigation of Freshwater's teaching, not just a scolding.

But that's all he got, and three more months went by before Superintendent Stephen Short talked to Knox County Children Services about the branding of students. Only after a lawyer for the boy's parents threatened a lawsuit did officials make any attempt to rein in Freshwater's behavior. They ordered him to remove religious displays from his room, including a Bible he kept on his desk.

Truth #10
Maybe nothing was done about the “burning” because it was investigated and judged to be inconsequential. Maybe it is a non-issue. Only when pressure was brought on the school board, did they bring the issue up again in order to build up a what was a very weak case against Mr. Freshwater.

Freshwater declared himself a free-speech martyr, summoned the assistance of religious provocateur Dave Daubenmire and called a press conference. The ensuing hubbub revealed a disturbing degree of support for Freshwater by people who do not understand or value the difference between science and religion. But it also brought out those who appreciate the Constitution's prohibition on state advocacy of religion.


Truth #11
Unfortunately, John Freshwater is a “free-speech martyr.” He quoted on a recent Geraldo Rivera TV Show as saying, ““Asking any citizen to remove from view any symbol or any book that has deep significance to his or her life borders on tyranny.”

Truth #12
The hateful Dispatch called Dave Daubenmire a “provocateur.” A provocateur, by definition, is, “A secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts.” Mr. Daubenmire, was one of the few Christians in the community to come to the defense of Mr. Freshwater. To defend his own rights or the rights of others, Dispatch editors, is not inciting anyone to commit illegal acts. Maybe in your America it is, but in mine it is not.


Most important for Mount Vernon students, it appears to have spurred the school board into doing what it should have done long ago: insisting that its science teachers respect and teach science.

Truth #13
It seems that,above all, the expectation of the Dispatch and those on the left in academia, media and public office is their insistence that teachers WORSHIP and teach AS SCIENCE even that which is clearly FALSE.

Truth #14
The bottom line is the secular humanists who control much of education, much of the legal system, and much of the media desire to purge all godly and Christian influence from our citadels (or is that cesspools) of learning. John Freshwater, as symbolized by insisting that he draw the line on compromise with the secular humanist agenda, by refusing to remove his personal Bible from his classroom desk, is a sacrificial lamb to the god of secular humanism.

Obama Knows Best, Or So He Thinks


A fellow poster on the National/International Politics Forum at www.Cleveland.com posted this great picture last evening. Doesn't it say it all about the junior Senator from Illinois?

Friday, June 27, 2008

This Obama Seal is the Real Deal

A Michael Ramirez cartoon, Investors Business Daily, 6/27/08

Barack Hussein Obama is an arrogant elitist, a cultural Marxist, the antithesis of all that our founding fathers stood and fought for . . .

The Presumptuousness of Obama

Barack Obama raised eyebrows last week when his campaign revealed a campaign logo that looks a lot like the great seal of the United States.


“And if you think that is presumptuous, check out his new campaign offices.”
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- - - NewsBusted, Episode 178

NewsBusters is a conservative news and comedy website. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt below. See right panel of this blog and click on the video to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Obama’s Empty Promises

Barack Obama broke his promise to take public finances for the general election.
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“I guess Obama thinks it is better to break a pledge, than not to put his hand over his heart while reciting the pledge.

Barack Obama promises that as President he’ll capture Osama Bin Laden and make him stand trial in an American Court, where justice cn be served.

“Just like it was for
Phil Spector,
Robert Blake,
R. Kelly, and
O.J. Simpson.”


- - - NewsBusted, Episode 177

NewsBusters is a conservative news and comedy website. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt below. See right panel of this blog and click on the video to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Creationist Apologetics, part 3

On one of Saturday’s posts, Burning, Brandishing & Burying John Freshwater, a sarcastic comment was made by an anonymous commenter named “Another Teacher”. The comment reads as follows:

I completely agree with Mr. Freshwater's actions. His secret plan is to keep humanity advancing, and prevent it from going back to the dark ages.He seems to understand that not everyone can spend their life creating vaccines, curing cancer (have you seen the survival rates for childhood cancers? Many cancers that were a death sentence 15 years ago can now be cured in 90% of the cases), improving crops, you know, all those activities that require a good understanding of evolution.By making his students science illiterate, he assures a supply of fast food cooks, house painters, bus drivers and all the other people needed to keep things moving. And by making them unthinking Christians, he makes sure they will be happy with their humble lives.Thank you Mr. Freshwater and God bless you.

There have many scientific advances made by scientists who are young earth, literal six day creationists. Michael Faraday, Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, and James Maxwell were certainly not on the level of “fast food cooks, house painters, bus drivers”. Dr. Raymond Damadian, inventor of the MRI, rejects the theory of evolution as well. (How’s that for curing diseases!) I could go on and on. Not all important and respected careers involve science, and most areas of science have nothing to do with evolution.

I am a research scientist myself, and I am also a strict young earth creationist and I have always rejected the doctrine of evolution. My field of research is the area of mathematically modeling percutaneous penetration and absorption of chemicals though the skin. I have been published 5 times in scientific journals, twice in scientific textbooks, have two more articles in press and I am working on several others. (These publications are "mainstream" not “creationist publications”.) In our research group it doesn’t matter whether the skin evolved to be what it is or God created it that way. We only care how it is at present. There are no evolutionary predictions which would differ from creationist predictions in my field.

But in other fields it does make a difference. Evolutionists waste so much time defending their faith the theory and coming up with counter arguments against the creationists when they point out the obvious failures of evolution to predict reality. Scientists wasted so much time irradiating plants, animals and even people, thinking that by doing so, they could speed up evolution and produce a superior organism. I would challenge you to read my first and second in a series of posts about creationist apologetics. Here is a link to the next post in the series.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

US House Now Has A Homosexual-Transsexual Caucus, What Next?

Taking Back the Rainbow

Congress hits new low

Congress, with approval ratings of near single digits now reaches an even worse new low.

OneNewsNow.com reports, “The two openly homosexual members of the U.S. House of Representatives have recruited 50 of their colleagues to officially join them in promoting the homosexual agenda in Congress.

“Democrats Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin are the only open homosexuals serving in Congress. They have joined with Republicans Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and Christopher Shays of Connecticut, and 50 other Democrats to create the House Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus. Peter LaBarbera, president of
Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, says it is a sad day when Congress enshrines official promotion of sexual immorality.”

Read more of this story here.

The 52 members of the LGBT Caucus are:

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI),

Barney Frank (D-MA),

Rob Andrews (D-NJ),

Xavier Becerra (D-CA),

Lois Capps (D-CA),

Yvette Clarke (D-NY),

Joseph Crowley (D-NY),

Diana DeGette (D-CO),

Keith Ellison (D-MN),

Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ),


Mike Honda (D-CA),

Barbara Lee (D-CA),

James McGovern (D-MA),

Jerrold Nadler (D-NY),

Linda Sánchez (D-CA),

Jan Schakowsky (D-IL),

Hilda Solis (D-CA),

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL),

Henry Waxman (D-CA),

Anthony Weiner (D-NY),

Peter Welch (D-VT),

Howard Berman (D-CA),

Earl Blumenauer (D-OR),

Robert Brady (D-PA),

Michael Capuano (D-MA),

Susan Davis (D-CA),

Rosa DeLauro (D-CT),

Eliot Engel (D-NY),

Anna Eshoo (D-CA),

Luis Gutierrez (D-IL),

Phil Hare (D-IL),

Rush Holt (D-NJ),

Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX),

Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX),

Patrick Kennedy (D-RI),

Dennis Kucinich (D-OH),

Zoe Lofgren (D-CA),

Carolyn Maloney (D-NY),

Doris Matsui (D-CA),

James Moran (D-VA),

Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-Washington, D.C.),

Frank Pallone (D-NJ),

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL),

Steven Rothman (D-NJ),

José Serrano (D-NY),

Chris Shays (R-CT),

Pete Stark (D-CA),

Betty Sutton (D-OH),

Ellen Tauscher (D-CA),

Niki Tsongas (D-MA),

Robert Wexler (D-FL),

Lynn Woolsey (D-CA).

Please notice that over 25% of the Homosexual Caucus is made up of Californians. This is no surprise.

The fact is that these 52 representatives have joined a group that supports the repugnant homosexual agenda, is reason enough NOT to renew the “contracts” of these people come November. In other words, it is time to retire Dennis “the Menace” Kucinich and Betty “fire me all of a” Sutton here in Ohio. In the case of Dennis Kucinich, let me count the ways and whys to oust this “legal alien” from Congress . . .

Still a Liberal and Activist Supreme Court


This isn’t my usual blogging day, but I just had to comment on this story.

http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/commentary-death-penalty-options-narrow/#more-7553

Even with seven out of nine justices having been appointed by Republican presidents, justice was dealt another blow today. The Court ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional for child rapists. In the majority opinion Justice John Paul Stevens wrote that he didn’t feel that death penalty was appropriate for a child rapist. It does not matter how you FEEL, Mr. Stevens. It’s what the law says. There is nothing in the constitution which limits the use of the death penalty ANY way as long as the defendant is given the right to jury trial, due process is followed, and all people are given equal protection under the law. This is a classic case of judicial activism and violation of states’ rights if there ever was one. The extent of the ruling goes further than this, even to the point of banning (by fiat) all executions except for murder.

We have just enough Republican justices to let Exxon off easy for the environmental disaster they caused, but not enough conservatives to even allow states to protect the unborn or to even protect children from filthy perverts as they see fit. The usual culprits are responsible for this--John Paul Stevens, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter, Stephen Breyer, and Anthony Kennedy.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Burning Issue in Mount Vernon, Ohio

“Asking any citizen to remove from view any symbol or any book that has deep significance to his or her life borders on tyranny.”--- John Freshwater, April 2008


The whole John Freshwater controversy started with the demand made by his principal to remove his personal bible from his desk. That is the principle reason for the firing. The rest of the accusation were just drummed up to deflect from the real reason for wanting to get rid of Mr. Freshwater.

Let’s look at what is being portrayed all over the media as the main reason for the firing of John Freshwater, burning crosses on the arms of one or two students in Mr. Freshwater’s science class. Could those revealing photographs of the crosses burned into the arms the students, which were supposedly caused by their science teacher John Freshwater, be a fabrication? That possibility was never raised by the 15-page HR On-Call, Inc. report. HR On-Call was the investigating organization hired by the Mount Vernon School Board to review all the evidence and circumstances surrounding John Freshwater. Likewise, that question ever never raised by the disgraceful Columbus Dispatch newspaper. John Freshwater was accused, tried, convicted and sentenced in the press. His side of the story was not presented fairly, if at all.

On his 10:00 PM (Saturday, June 21, 2008) Fox News Channel’s Geraldo-at-large TV Show, Geraldo Rivera interviewed a friend of John Freshwater, Dave Daubenmire, who tried to defend Mr. Freshwater. The obnoxious Rivera went into the interview with the same preconceived notion of guilt as did the Columbus Dispatch earlier. Geraldo attacked Mr. Daubenmire, who could barely get a word in edgewise.

See the video for yourself.

The worst “offense” from the list that Rivera recited was Freshwater’s alleged burning of crosses on the arms of several students. Other secondary offenses noted by Rivera were: teaching intelligent design and teaching against evolution, brandishing of Bibles in the classroom and stating that homosexuality was sin.

The school board, its investigators, and the media, as I stated in previous articles posted on this blog, dug up things that had been settled in the past (teaching against evolution). Freshwater served as the monitor or facilitator the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), which met after school in his classroom. He had those extra Bibles in the classroom for that purpose. Apparently the statement about homosexuality came up in a discussion in class. Is not any American able to express his opinion? Does it not matter that speaking the truth is no longer something that is tolerated?

There is a pending civil rights lawsuit filed by one of the parents of one of the supposedly “abused” child. Hopefully the evidence of the photographs will be reviewed and determined to be admissible or not. That question is not settled as the school board, the Dispatch and Geraldo Rivera apparently contend.

This ‘burning at the stake” of Mr. Freshwater goes far beyond him. It is part of a jihad by those who hate God and Christianity and all it stands for. They want to see God, faith and morality completely purged from our schools, our culture and society. Only then can man be free to do as they please without constraints . . .

Monday, June 23, 2008

Cleveland's Debauchery on Display Parade 2008

Taking Back the Rainbow

Homosexual Cleveland City Workers


Antidote to Homosexual Behavior & Bondage

Is the U.S. Constitution & '08 America now Incompatible?

Quote, Unquote

John Adams



Has America become "the government of any other?" Unfortunately, there is great evidence that she has.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Shining God’s Light on the Koran

Today, Sam once again returns to 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.

Jesus Of Nazareth: Is He Begotten or Not Begotten by God?


Both the Koran and the Holy Bible claim Mary to be the mother of Jesus, and that He was conceived. However, beyond that fact there is not much agreement between the two texts.

THE KORANIC ACCOUNT

Those who say: ‘The Lord of Mercy has begotten a son,’ preach a monstrous falsehood, at which the very heavens might crack, the earth split asunder, and the mountains crumble to dust. That they should ascribe a son to the Merciful, when it does not become the Lord of Mercy to beget one! (1)

And you shall recount in the Book the story of Mary: how she left her people and betook herself to a solitary place to the east.

We sent to her Our spirit in the semblance of a full-grown man. And when she saw him she said: ‘May the Merciful defend me from you! If you fear the Lord, (leave me and go your way).’

‘I am but your Lord’s emissary,’ he replied. ‘and have come to give you a holy son.’

‘How shall I bear a child.’ She answered, ‘when I have neither been touched by any man nor ever been unchaste?’

‘Thus did your Lord speak,’ he replied. ‘’’That is easy enough for Me. He shall be a sign to mankind and a blessing from Ourself. Our decree shall come to pass.’’’

Thereupon she conceived him, and retired to a far-off place. And when she felt the throes of childbirth she lay down by the trunk of the palm-tree crying: ‘Oh, would that I had died before this and passed into oblivion!’

But a voice from below cried out to her: ‘Do not despair. Your Lord has provided a brook that runs at your feet, and if you shake the trunk of the palm-tree it will drop fresh ripe dates in your lap. Therefore eat and drink and rejoice; and should you meet any mortal say to him: ‘’I have vowed a fast to the Merciful and will not speak with any man today.’’’

Carrying the child, she came to her people, who said to her: ‘Mary, this is indeed a strange thing! Sister of Aaron,’ your father was never a whore-monger, nor was your mother a harlot.’

She made a sign to them , pointing to the child. But they replied: ‘How can we speak with a babe in the cradle?’

Whereupon he spoke and said: ‘I am the servant of God. He has given me the Book and ordained me a prophet. His blessing is upon me wherever I go, and He has exhorted me to be steadfast in prayer and to give alms as long as I shall live. He has exhorted me to honor my mother and has purged me of vanity and wickedness. Blessed was I on the day I was born, and blessed I shall be of the day of my death and on the day I shall be raised to life.’

Such was Jesus son of Mary. That is the whole truth, which they still doubt. God forbid that He Himself should beget a son! When He decrees a thing He need only say: ‘Be,’ and it is. (2)

This revelation, and this wise admonition, We recite to you. Jesus is like Adam in the sight of God. He created him from dust and then said to him : ‘Be’ and he was. (3)

The angels said to Mary; ‘God bids you rejoice in a Word from Him. His name is the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary. He shall be noble in this world and in the world to come, and shall be one of those who are favoured. He shall preach to men in his cradle and in the prime of manhood, and shall lead a righteous life.’ (4)

‘Lord,’ she said, ‘how can I bear a child when no man has touched me?’(5)

He replied: ‘Even thus. God creates whom he will. When He decrees a thing He need only say: “Be,” and it is. He will instruct him in the Scriptures and in wisdom, in the Torah and in the Gospel, and send him forth as an apostle to the Israelites. (6)

Say: ‘Whoever is an enemy of Gabriel’ (who has by God’s grace revealed to you (Muhammad) the Koran as a guide and joyful tidings for the faithful, confirming previous scriptures) ‘whoever is an enemy of God, His angels, Or His apostles, or of Gabriel or Michael, will surely find that God is the enemy of the unbelievers.

We have sent down to you clear revelations: none will deny them except the evil-doers. What! Whenever they make a covenant, must some of them cast it aside? Most of them are unbelievers. (7)

And when We said to the angels: ‘Prostrate yourselves before Adam,’ they all prostrated themselves except Satan, who in his pride refused and became an unbeliever. (8)

COMMENTARY ON THE KORANIC ACCOUNT

The Koran makes the claim that God did not beget a son. This is reiterated several times in the Koran. According to the Koran, the idea of God begetting a son is so grave, so dire that it would literally send shockwaves throughout the universe, the heavens would split asunder. The world would have an earth quake, and the mountains would crumble into dust.

Ironically, these things that would occur if God were to ever beget a son, are, in fact, happening all the time. For example, in the vast expanse of space there are stars that explode and send out enormous amounts of light. Galaxies collide. Asteroids hit planets. The sun blows off huge flairs. Catastrophic events are happening in the heavens all the time. Earthquakes take place in the world on a continuing basis, volcanoes erupt, and mountains blow their tops. Have you ever noticed that at the base of the mountains there is green vegetation growing in soil? That soil is the dust that the mountain has crumbled into. Some of that dust has been carried down stream and deposited into deltas. With such carnage going on perhaps the reality that God did beget a son is not so outlandish, after all.

Who is this “We” that sent to Mary their spirit in the form of a man? The “We” of whom the Koran refers would be the trio of god of Islam, Gabriel, and Michael at the least. Notice that there are three persons one of whom is the god of Islam with the other two being angels. Yet there is one spirit. The text says “We sent to her Our spirit…” Observe that the “Our” is capitalized giving the angels the status of gods. The “We” is also capitalized throughout the Koran. An example is, “To John We said . . . “ John is in reference to John the Baptist. This raises the angels, whoever they are, to the status of god. Gabriel and Michael are mentioned in the Koran, but their may be other angels mentioned as well. Interestingly enough, the two angels named in the Koran are also the only two angels named in the Holy Bible. One has to wonder if Gabriel told Muhammad what to write, or did he simply plagiarize and distort the Holy Bible? The “We” indicates more than one person, yet the text does not say “Our spirits” but it says “Our spirit.” There is one spirit yet multiple persons, one of which is god. The other persons are angels.

The man, who visited and interacted with Mary, was a theophany. No record is given of him having a sexual relationship with Mary so we must conclude that a sexual relationship did not take place. He only needed to speak and Mary conceived. Conception is the union of sperm and egg. Either an egg from Mary was fertilized or the man provided both the sperm and the egg. If the egg from Marry was used then Mary was indeed the Mother of Jesus. If the man provided the egg and the sperm then Mary was the surrogate mother of Jesus and not the actual mother. The Koranic account claims that God did not beget Jesus. Thus, the sperm was not god’s sperm. The angels are not credited with begetting a child so the sperm is not angelic. The sperm was compatible with humans made from dust. The Koran says that Jesus came from dust. Thus, Jesus had no father.

The Koran states that the god of Islam is self sufficient and not in need of another person of equal stature. Thus, he did not beget a son.

Mary went into solitude east of where she was living. While seeking solitude she met the man from god/angels and became pregnant by the word of the man. She gave birth to Jesus by a date palm tree with running water. No record is made of her being helped in child birth by others. Her kinfolk claim she did not follow the chastity of her parents. They further claimed she was a sister of Aaron, a figure of speech, and thus better conduct was expected. Mary referred them to Jesus in a cradle and to their surprise he spoke to them. The god of Islam considered Jesus to be like Adam, created from dust, but with one exception, the god of Islam did not have the angels prostrate themselves before Jesus, as he had them do before Adam.

THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was he light of men. (John 1:1-4) That was the true light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory, as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:9-14) And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. (John 1:16-18)

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. … And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. (Matthew 1:1,16)

… The angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgins name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, you that are highly favored, the Lord is with you: Blessed are you among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God. And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be , seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, your cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to your word. And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:26-38)

And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah; And entered into the house of Zechariah, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in by womb for joy. (Luke 1:39-44)

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with a child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:1-7)

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, you son of David, fear not to take unto yourself Mary your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her first-born son: and he called his name JESUS. (Matthew 1:18-25)

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. (Luke 2:8-20)

And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord; And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. (Luke 2: 21-24)

And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to your word. For mine eyes have seen your salvation, Which you have prepared before the face of all people; And Joseph and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; (Luke 2:25-34)

And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher: she was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of about four score and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. (Luke 36-39)

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him , In Bethlehem of Judah: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, art not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when you have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great Joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshiped him: And when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. (Matthew 2:1-12)

And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and you be there until I bring you word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. (Matthew 2:13-15)

But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child’s life. And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene. (Matthew 2:19-23)

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God. And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is the spirit of the antichrist, wherefore you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (I John 4:1-3)

For unto which of the angels said he at any time, You are my Son, this day have I begotten you? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a son? And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world he saith, And let all the angels of God worship Him. (Hebrews 1:5,6)

COMMENTARY ON THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT

Joseph of all people had a case for honor killing when he discover that his betrothed was pregnant with someone else’s child. Being a just man, however, he was not going to have her killed but would simply divorce her quietly. Therefore, Joseph spared Mary’s life and that of the child. One could easily infer that anyone who commits honor killings are not just and has no honor to defend.

The Bible relates that Mary went south into the hill country of Judea to be with her cousin Elisabeth. They both rejoiced with their pregnancies. The power of God is credited with causing the conception of both women. Zachariah, the husband of Elisabeth, was the father of Elisabeth’s child and God Himself was the Father of Mary’s child.

Conception is the union of sperm and egg. It would have been God’s sperm that did the fertilization of Mary’s egg. This makes Jesus the son of King David and the son of Abraham for Mary was a decedent of King David. Humans have forty-six chromosomes which are twenty-three pairs. Twenty-three single chromosomes are provided by the sperm and twenty-three single chromosomes are provided by the egg. The sperm goes into the egg and the chromosomes pair up. Fertilization takes place the moment the sperm enters the egg. Then the chromosomes pair up. At this point new life has begun. Humans were made in the image of God and therefore genetically God and humans would be compatible. Since God is sinless and Mary sinful the sinless trait must have been dominate over the sinful trait for Jesus was sinless (John 14:30; Hebrews 4:15). Perhaps sinfulness in humans is genetic but not necessarily for the whole universe is sinful and that’s not genetic. God will one day destroy this universe by fire and create a new one where righteousness dwells because sin has corrupted this entire universe (II Peter 3:10, 13).

God placed His only begotten son in a family with a stepfather and a mother who would obey God and raise Jesus correctly. Jesus was accepted as a normal family member by the community in which they lived (Matthew 13:53-58).

God Himself proclaimed who Jesus was through angels to Mary and Joseph and the shepherds. Mary and Joseph kept the information to themselves. I am sure that fleeing for the safety of the baby helped silence them. The shepherds told others what they had seen and what the angels had told them but others only wondered about what the shepherds reported. God sent the wise men to Herod who informed the clergy of that day and all Jerusalem. None of them wanted to see God in the flesh or worship Him. Herod wanted to kill him. They knew the scriptures where the Christ was to be born. The majority of Jews still reject their King. The wise men came from what is now Iraq or Iran. Daniel was the chief wise man of his time and no doubt left clues for the other wise men after him to confirm. The Babylonians, who studied the stars, knew Judea was a special place for once it caused the universe or at least the earth to back up and this would have gotten their attention (II Kings 20:7-12). Notice that the wise man had no doubt about the birth of the King of the Jews who is God in the flesh. They worshiped him. Simeon and Anna told the baby’s parents ,and those standing by, that he was the promised One. Elisabeth called the baby in the womb her Lord. This shows that from conception onward a new and unique person resides inside the womb.

The Greeks had a concept that there was a person within whom was the embodiment of the law. This person was called the Logos, transliterated from the Greek, and translated Word in the English. The Apostle John identifies Him as God who is with God, hence the trinity, and creator of all things. God, of course, is not created but always self-existent. This person, the Word, who is God “was made flesh”. John and the disciples observed His glory as of the “only begotten of the Father”. We see here Jesus’ existence as God prior to His physical conception. He had to have embodied the sperm that fertilized the egg of Mary. His title is Messiah in the Hebrew or Christ in the Greek and denotes deity. The Son to be born was to be called Jesus. He had the chromosomes of God from God the Father and the chromosomes of man from Mary. In this way He is both fully human and fully divine at the same time. No other person is like this.

The Apostle John writes, test the spirits to see whether they be of God. Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God. This is the test: First, prior to conception existence as God for Christ /Messiah denotes deity, hence eternal existence. Second, conception by the Holy Spirit and begotten by God the Father since half the chromosomes must be divine. Third, human, this requires Mary’s egg for half the chromosomes to be human. All of scripture fulfills this criteria with no contradictions.

COMPARING & CONTRASTING THE KORAN WITH SCRIPTURE

In the Koran both Adam and Jesus are alike to the god of Islam, but the angels are told to worship Adam yet are not told to worship Jesus. In Scripture the reverse is true. Angels are told to worship Jesus. We are told \ not to worship created things.

“Our spirit” when referred to in the Koran is both the god of Islam’s spirit and angelic spirit combined. In Scripture God’s Spirit is separate from angelic spirits.

The spirit of god/angels approached Mary in human form and Mary told him to stay away. In Scripture the angel Gabriel, who was sent to Mary by God, informed her that she would conceive a son by the Holy Spirit. Mary replied, “Be it done unto me according to your word”.

In the Koran Mary is seeking solitude in the east before she becomes pregnant. In Scripture Mary becomes pregnant visits her cousin in the hills of Judea south of Nazareth.

In the Koran Mary gives birth to Jesus under a date palm tree with no other person to help her. In Scripture God, through an angel, speaks to Mary’s betrothed husband, Joseph, who then takes Mary as his wife and raises Jesus as if he were his own son. She gives birth to a son in a stable which is a cave in Bethlehem with her husband by her side.

In the Koran Mary is accused of harlotry by her relatives. In Scripture she is called blessed by her cousin Elisabeth.

In the Koran Jesus speaks to the kinfolk from His cradle. In scripture Jesus does not speak from his cradle but many speak about Him. Among these are the heavenly host, the shepherds, Anna, Simeon, and the wise men.

In testing the spirits to see if the Koran teaches whether or not Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, let us consider the evidence. In the Koran Jesus is conceived without a father, without prior existence, and is not divine. Therefore, according to the Koran Jesus Christ did not come in the flesh. Thus, according to the Bible, because the Koran and Islam reject Jesus' diety, preexistance and the fact that He is the literal Son of God, they demonstrate being of a spirit of the antichrist.

There is still hope for you, because of what Jesus did on your behalf. He took your sins in His own body and received the wrath of God against Himself for you. He died and rose from the dead for all mankind. However, you must repent of your sins and invite Jesus into your heart. As the Scripture says , “as many as receive Him He gives the right to become children of God. A sample payer, which you can pray is, “Lord Jesus Christ, forgive me of my sin and come into my heart.”

REFFERENCES

1. The Koran page 219 Paragraph 19:88
2. The Koran page 215,216 Paragraph 19:14-35
3. The Koran page 47 Paragraph 3:59
4. The Koran page 46,47 Paragraph 3:46
5. The Koran page 47 Paragraph 3:47
6. The Koran page 47 Paragraph 3:48
7. The Koran page 19 Paragraph 2:98,100
8. The Koran page 13 Paragraph 2:34

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Habeas Corpus

A Michael Ramirez cartoon, Investors Business Daily, 6/18/08

An Eric Allie cartoon found on GOPUSA

What is Habeas Corpus?
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"Lat. "you have the body" Prisoners often seek release by filing a petition for a writ of habeas corpus. A writ of habeas corpus is a judicial mandate to a prison official ordering that an inmate be brought to the court so it can be determined whether or not that person is imprisoned lawfully and whether or not he should be released from custody. A habeas corpus petition is a petition filed with a court by a person who objects to his own or another's detention or imprisonment. The petition must show that the court ordering the detention or imprisonment made a legal or factual error. Habeas corpus petitions are usually filed by persons serving prison sentences. . ." Read more here.
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Writs of habeas corpus should not apply to foreign terrorist. The Supreme Court blundered again. It proves one thing the Supreme Court is anything but Supreme.

Burning, Brandishing & Burying John Freshwater

I have received a number of comments about the “burning” or the “branding” of the middle school student brought to light by the child’s parents. These parents are the plaintiffs in a civil rights lawsuit filed a week ago against the school board, the superintendent, the principal and John Freshwater.

Here is a sample of the comments received:

"I wonder how you'd like it if a teacher started carving pentagrams in students' arms with a razor blade. Just exercising first amendment rights...right?" --- Anonymous


" you sir are an idiot, get all the facts before you go praising a child abuser which is so very "christian." --- Gillian

"I can't believe you support burning a child's arm. He also is stated in the report that he lied. Is that a Christian thing to do?" --- Anonymous


"What is the matter with you? He assaulted students by BURNING a cross into their arms that remained there for weeks. Are you just ignoring that part of the story? The man has gone completely insane.Don't treat people like they're idiots, you aren't doing conservatives any favors by saying the only thing he is guilty of is being a christian. We all know he burned kids with an electric device, trying to throw the story by making him the victim is embarrassing." --- Anonymous


I will address those comments at the end of this article. This is just one of the issues or accusations that the press, the school board and school officials have used to cloud the real issue. That is what we will touch on first.

BURNING JOHN FRESHWATER

But first, we must not forget that the whole controversy started with Mr. Freshwater's refusal to remove his Bible from the top of his classroom desk when told to do so by his principal. This caused such a stir in the community and among the students and some parents that I think the school board was caught off guard with their pants down.

Then the cowardly school board started almost immediately to add charges to Mr. Freshwater's case. “This case is much more than the Bible on the desk,” they claimed. Yes, that is true, it was about a man who dared to stand as a Christian for his God-ordained right to practice is Christianity outside a so-called sanctioned sanctuary.

The "burning" incident, or example, is simply a exaggerated diversionary tactic to deflect from the real issue - the right of Mr. Freshwater to keep his personal Bible on his desk and his God-given right to practice his faith.

The school board using its taxpayer financed surrogates, HR On-Call, Inc. (the investigators) conducted a shameful sham of an investigation. The investigators combed through his personnel file and past "incidents” where he may have offended the disgruntled personalities or fragile sensibilities of some peers, parents or secular humanist priests and the liberal slanted press to build up a case against this Christian man. All stops were pulled out. The attack went forward. Anyone who had ever had a problem or confrontation with Mr. Freshwater was given center stage. The result and the objective was to portray Freshwater as wild, out-of-control, even physically abusive lunatic. The press and politicos in Ohio used the same tactic and hack job on Ken Blackwell who also dared to bring his Christianity to the political arena. It worked then, it worked now.

Case in point, it was very interesting and revealing that the 15-page investigators report was apparently leaked (provided) to the Columbus Dispatch prior to the special school board meeting that determined the fate of Mr.
Freshwater. I saw and read the report on Thursday evening. It was posted at 6:04 PM on
www.Dispatch.com in the article by the strikingly unfair and unbalanced journalist, Ms. Alayna DeMartini. In other words, the underhanded school board released the report to the equally loathsome press and to a public eager to eat the pabulum put in front of them. Most probably the report was not provided to Mr. Freshwater before Jane or Joe Public were able to peruse its gory details. Talking about a hit piece! Nice work Alayna, you and the despicable Dispatch burned John Freshwater real good.

Well, they have done an excellent job to date in destroying the good character and lifetime of work of this admirable man. He is not the person the press paints. He is not a perfect man, but he is a Christian who lives out his faith. That is the essence of the matter.

“Keep your religion (faith) to yourself and in your stained class cathedrals, but don't you dare bring it to school, to work, to the ballgame, to the public square,” I guess that is the lesson those who burned and those who support the burning of Mr. Freshwater want the rest of us to learn. I thank God I for one am a slow learner . . .
I could imagine that something similar was told to saints like Joan of Arc in the day.


BURNING THE CHILDREN

This may shock you, but Tesla coils are used to demonstrate electric current. They are often used in classroom as a teaching tool in science class . . . Read the Mount Vernon News article, "Tesla coils used to show electric current" for a further explanation of how the this harmless device is used. In the article a Kenyon College professor explains that the device is relatively harmless.

THE PRESS FANS THE FLAME

The press (aka, the biased liberal media) is making this guy out to some sort of a monster, which he is not. He was the 2007 Teacher of the Year recipient and a 21 year veteran of the Mount Vernon City Schools. He was well loved by his students. However, Ike Gitmo, the left will attack anything that might get in the way of their agenda, political ideology or pet cause.


The State of the American Culture

A Culture Corrupted

The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch regularly asks its online readers questions, or some timely topic of the day. Usually the questions are inane. However, yesterday they had a serious and very poignant and critical question. Here is their question and my reply.



The Hot Issue: Do you think the country is moving in the right direction?

gregjaye: No. Absolutely not.

Ever since the 60s the country has taken an ominous turn leftward. Liberalism, secular humanism and Marxism now permeate our schools, churches, political parties, main stream media, and entertainment. Our country is regressing back to a time when pagan, savage Native Americans were worshipping nature, their ancestors, etc.

Environmentalist extremists, feminists and radical same-sex advocates along with their liberal elite brothers and sisters in academia, politics, business, government and religion have teamed up to push such leftist causes as the homosexual agenda, abortion (the right of women to murder their babies for any reason any time), protection of pornographers and moral relativism.

The radical left, with the aid of organizations like the contemptible and un-American American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) adamantly seeks to protect the free speech rights of child pornographers, but simultaneously and aggressively stifle anyone who tries to honor, or even acknowledge the person, Jesus, in public.

Surely this leftward turn, which is really a downward spiral or path or self-destruction, is not progress. The further we stray from the nation our founders built, the closer we are to extinction.

You can see the affect the leftward drift or shift of our culture on our schools and children most dramatically.

Our schools have borne the brunt, or have been the “beneficiaries” of this leftward slide or attack. Look at our failing schools, which have become virtual indoctrination centers for all of the vilest influences that could be foisted on a culture or on children. Here are some of the leftward trends or influences: the substitution of accepting all forms of immorality and condoms (Planned Parenthood philosophy) for virtue and abstinence in sex education (traditional family values); substituting moral relativism or situational ethics for absolute right and wrong; substituting worship of the creature and creation rather than the Creator; substituting a politically correct “tolerance” instead of respect for authority, discipline and standards; and substituting social engineering and experimentation for basic education needed to prepare our children for the high tech 21st century world.

Is there any wonder why some are calling for a mass exodus of students from government schools? Why some urge parents to find alternative ways to educate their children at home or in private schools? What true Chrsitian concerned parent, for instance, would want their child to attend a public school in California today?

Friday, June 20, 2008

It’s Official: Freshwater Fired, His Termination Recommended at Special School Board Meeting

Chris Long, hosted the Bob Burney Radio Show on WRFD Radio 880 AM this afternoon. Long interviewed John Freshwater’s Pastor Don Matolyak, Trinity Assembly of God Church in Mount Vernon. During the interview Pastor Matolyk announced that at approximately 4:30 PM the Mount Vernon school board voted to recommend the termination of the teaching contract of John Freshwater with the school district. Mr. Freshwater has 10 days in which to appeal the termination once he receives the official notice by mail.

Again the only thing that I see Mr. Freshwater was guilty of was exercising his God-given First Amendment right to freely exercise his faith.

I see Mr. Freshwater’s case as a microcosm of the pitiful situation that exists in America today. As God, Jesus Christ and Christian influence are purged from our culture the culture declines, decays and eventually dies. That a man cannot express his religious beliefs anywhere and in any situation is outrageous and un-American.


I sincerely hope that Mr. Freshwater will bring suit against violation of HIS civil rights and once and for all settle the question of the erroneous separation of church and state.

Only when Hell freezes

“The Washington Post revealed Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee fudged a report to make it look like Bush lied to start the Iraq War.

“The Washington Post exposing Democrats lying? Wow!

“In related news, Hell just froze over.”

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NewsBusted, Episode 176


The above "news" item mocks the extremely bias main stream media. Not satisfied with leftist dominated and slanted newspapers, news magazines and television they want to silence conservative talk radio by reintroducing the (Un)Fairness Doctrine. Apparently conservative radio makes too much sense and too much noise.

NewsBusters is a conservative news and comedy website. Their newest NewBusted episode includes the excerpt below. See right panel of this blog and click on the video to watch this 2-3 minute comedy YouTube video.

Recall of school board members initiated

Local Minutemen United Group Begins Process

The Mount Vernon News reports today in an online article that a local group of citizens associated with Minutemen United has begun the process of recalling the Mount Vernon school board. The reason for this drastic measure is because of the school board members' refusal to publicly respond to the question of whether a Mount Vernon City Schools teacher is allowed to have a Bible on his or her desk.

Over 1,500 signatures will be required in order to place the issue on the ballot. Petitions have begun to be circulated according to Mr. M. Russell Erwin Sr., who is a member of the Knox County member of the local chapter of the Minutemen United group.

This is just one of the on-going related issues in the John Freshwater story. See my post titled, "Freshwater to be fired" from earlier today.

The group would have even more motivation to proceed with the recall if Mr. Freshwater gets fired today, as I expect that he will be. What a sad state of affairs in our nation, when a man could lose his job because he is a professing Christian!

Freshwater to be fired

Righting 1st Amendment Wrongs

Of Floodwater and Freshwater

With the floods raging out in Iowa and surrounding states, there are Freshwater troubles in Ohio, too. The Freshwater problem in Ohio is a person, John Freshwater. I have posted several articles about this case. Briefly, he is a middle school science teacher who dared to say no to his principal when he was told to remove his Bible from the top of his desk. Subsequently to Mr. Freshwater's refusal to remove his
Bible, a number of other issues surfaced including his posting tof he Ten Commandments in a collage that Mr. Freshwater had displayed in his classroom. The school board placed a monitor in his classroom in April, they hired an investigator and will be meeting tomorrow (Friday) to review the investigator's (HR On Call, Inc.) report and decide what disciplinary action, if any, they will take against Mr. Freshwater.
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I am deeply saddened and troubled, though not surprised, by the action that the Mount Vernon school board will take with respect to John Freshwater. I believe that the Mount Vernon school board will decide to terminate middle school science 21 year veteran teacher John Freshwater at tomorrow’s (Friday’s) school board meeting. I stand stunned, shocked and ashamed of how far my country has plummeted from the lofty values and principles of the nation built by our founding fathers.

Today our failed education system is held in a full-Nelson stranglehold by the liberal elite who mismanage the state and federal bureaucratic mazes called departments of (anything but) education. They have been very successful in transforming our schools into indoctrination centers for secular humanistic thought and doctrine and preparing our children for being good little automatons or puppets of the state. Freshwater is not with the program, so he must go.


See two online articles in today's Columbus Dispatch, "Teacher sued over religious 'branding.'" and "Report: Science teacher mixed religion, class."

REASONS FOR THE TERMINATION

Why do I believe that Freshwater will be evaporated? First, the school board will cave to the pressure brought on by the lawsuit by parents of a middle school student, which was filed Friday the 13th. The school board will want to get rid of the problem (Freshwater) and will try to settle their portion of the lawsuit out of court. Second, the findings of the investigator’s, who were hired by the Mount Vernon school board, report clearly show that the investigators found evidence to support most of the allegations against John Freshwater. Besides, the findings of the investigators were suspiciously or conveniently obtained by the Columbus Dispatch. The Dispatch posted the 15-page report online this evening.

I read the entire report and here is what I gleaned from what the investigators concluded:

 Mr. Freshwater taught religious beliefs in his classes. This was evidenced, for example, by his questioning the veracity of the theory of evolution, teaching some shortcomings, teaching creationism and intelligent design.

 Mr. Freshwater opined to his class that homosexuality was wrongful behavior according to the Judeo-Christian Bible. Any homosexual is such by choice. Homosexual behavior is sinful.

 Mr. Freshwater misused an electrostatic device by not following manufacturer’s instructions. Crosses were “burned” onto the skins of some of the students, though the marks disappeared within 3-4 weeks and no permanent damage was done. No evidence, however, was found to support any intent to harm the children.

 Mr. Freshwater went beyond merely monitoring an after school extracurricular activity, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group by actively participating in the meetings.

 Mr. Freshwater was insubordinate when he refused to remove all “religious materials” from his classroom as ordered by his principal. These “banned” materials included his personal bible, other bibles, a poster of Colin Powell with a scriptural verse about leadership.

CONCLUSION

The only thing Mr. Freshwater is really guilty of is speaking the truth. In 2008 America I guess that is now wrong. How dare he buck the secular humanistic crowd, creed and system! Doesn’t he know that the secular humanist religion-in-disguise has replaced Christianity, Jesus Christ and God in the taxpayer funded government schools? There is not room enough for both worldviews. All matter of thought and ideas no matter how foreign or vile are tolerated, yet do not poison the minds of America’s children by mentioning or acknowledging God. How dreadfully far removed from the original framers of America and its Constitution!

ACTION NEEDED

Mr. Freshwater should file a civil rights lawsuit against the Mount Vernon school board, the Ohio Department of Education and the federal Department of Education for wrongful termination due to institutionalized discrimination against himself and all Christians. The foolish, nonexistent (at least in the U.S. Constitution), and wrong so-called "separation of church and state" notion must be abolished once and for all.