Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Seattle's Socialist Party, or "Seduced in Seattle"

"Seduced in Seattle" could be the title if it were a movie or novel, but it isn't...

It's real life.

The Socialist Party in Seattle advertised a job opening last week for an experienced web developer. The job, they said, pays $13 per hour.

They are the folks who are pressing---demanding Mayor Ed Murray raise the minimum wage in Seattle to $20 per hour.

Murray has raised it initially to $15, incrementally approaching the $20 range.

The Seattle business community has publicly said they are making adjustments, which will directly reduce the hours of some, particularly in food services, while eliminating an unknown number of jobs for others in the city.

Other businesses are simply planning to expand outside the city.

The Socialist Party not practicing what they preach regarding minimum wage is only a glimpse of the seduction that their ideology actually involves.

The Party's explanation would be humorous, except the philosophy of the socialist has become the philosophy of the secular progressive left.

The explanation of their talk not matching their walk is revealing.

And the secular progressive left have their political hands placed on the throat of freedom and free enterprise.

This is about much more than a minimum wage debate.

Socialism also stands in complete contradiction to the virtue and values of Christianity.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Houston and Couer d' Alene Serve as Wake-Up Call

The tragic anti-Christian, anti-religious freedom actions being carried out in Houston, Texas and Couer d' Alene, Idaho over the past few days are stunning.

I've written about both.

It appears these actions, linked with other similar actions, may be just what was needed---a victory, but not necessarily for homosexual activists.

These actions, linked to hundreds of other similar attacks from city hall to public school classrooms to federal government, may be the proverbial "tipping point" that awakens a slumbering Christian community. To put it in biblical terms, it may be the "trumpet" that is finally heard across the nation.

It may be a lesbian mayor in a major city and an over zealous city in a small town by a big lake that finally brings national attention to the relentless attack on religious freedom and biblical beliefs.

Yesterday I mentioned this possibility on our live daily radio program.

That feeling is a consensus of many. It isn't just us.

Mike Huckabee, Senator Ted Cruz and a growing number of leaders are also seeing these incidents as something productive for people of biblical faith.

There at least 7 good things that can come from this.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Idaho: "Celebrate Same-Sex Wedding or Go to Jail"

City officials in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho have told ordained Foursquare Church ministers Donald and Evelyn Knapp they face a 180-day jail term and a $1000 fine each day they decline to celebrate a same-sex "wedding."

Last week a same-sex couple requested the Knapps "marry" them.

The Knapps, because of their biblical beliefs, politely declined as an act of religious beliefs and conscience.

Now city government has taken action.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Houston Mayor Back Peddling On Subpoenas To Pastors

We are now learning that the "mayor of Houston herself initiated the city's reaction to opposition toward the 'Bathroom Bill' and the resulting subpoenas served on local pastors.

I rarely carry a story forward to a second day, however, this merits doing so. If you did not read our article yesterday, please do so.

The mayor is now back-peddling, doing damage control after the national media picked up the story about her subpoenas.

Here's what local News Radio KTRH 740 in Houston is reporting.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

City of Houston Subpoenas Pastors Sermons

The city of Houston,Texas has issued a subpoena demanding 5 pastors turn over their sermons and various other communications with their congregation that deal with homosexuality, gender identification or Annise Parker, the city's openly lesbian mayor.

Alliance Defending Freedom has now stepped in to defend these and other pastors who could be held in contempt of court resulting in fines or confinement (jail) or both.

Are we now walking down the path toward criminalizing the pulpit if the message is not acceptable to government officials?

What about the secular progressive's "Great Wall of Separation" that supposedly exists between church and state? It appears the "wall" is only a wall when used to lock the church out from speaking to the cultural issues, while a boulevard for the state to invade the business of the church.

Could something like this happen in Seattle with its openly homosexual mayor?

Here's how it all started.