Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter. A Fork In The Road

The late Dr. David Seamands: missionary, pastor, seminary professor and author often told this story:

A Muslim had heard the message of Easter in his village in Africa. He accepted Christ.

Some of his friends asked him, "Why have you become a Christian?" He answered, "Well, it's like this. Suppose you were going down the road and suddenly the road forked in two directions, and you didn't know which way to go, and there at the fork were two men, one dead and one alive---which one would you ask for directions?"

This Easter millions in our world and our culture stand at the proverbial "fork in the road."

Some thoughts for those who stand at that fork---and for those who have moved on.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Planned Parenthood--The Great Deception Exposed

Planned Parenthood says abortion services are a fraction---about 3% of their business, yet an in depth investigation and analysis by a major Christian law firm shows that over 50% of their revenue comes from abortions.

Planned Parenthood says a lot of things, but the more the light is turned up, the more the deception becomes apparent.

The directors of the PP clinics actually have abortion quotas they are required to meet.

In fact, Sue Thayer, a former PP clinic manager, says her quota was 1,135 abortions per year.

Thayer says, "For my clinic specifically, we were required to perform 1,135 abortions per year, so we're really selling those abortions to pregnant women who are coming in. At Planned Parenthood one of their mottos is that every telephone call and every client visit must be turned into a revenue generating visit. Well, the only way to make a profit off a pregnant women is to sell her an abortion, because Planned Parenthood doesn't provide any prenatal care."

Abby Johnson, another former clinic manager, explains on video how Planned Parenthood bundles their reimbursement requests, using deception to increase their income.

The law firm has also revived the law suit in Washington State that claims Planned Parenthood Northwest claimed at least 25,000 false claims resulting in income revenue which could be as much as $377 million.

Valerie Tarico, Ph.D., from Bellevue who serves on the board of PP here in the Northwest and is a nationally published columnist is saying conservative or evangelical Christianity is "Going Down."

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Is Obama Admin Really Backing Off Common Core?

Some are suggesting that perhaps the Obama Administration is backing off the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Could this be?

And if so, why?

Would those who have invested so much in it---Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ($2 million), ExxonMobil, Chamber of Commerce, etc., be willing to now simply walk away as the President moves on to his next progressive program?

Isn't this federalization of education too far down the road to change?

Here's what we know.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Christian Professor Finally Gets Academic Freedom

Dr. Mike Adams was hired as an assistant professor of criminology by the University of North Carolina in 1993.

Dr. Adams was an avowed atheist.

He was also recognized as a brilliant professor who was often acknowledged by the university and his peers for his excellence in teaching, research and communication skills.

In 2000, everything changed.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Murray, McKenna, BSA And A Local Church

A Seattle pastor is upset, very upset at the Boy Scouts of America for attempting to enforce their newly compromised moral policy regarding openly gay scout leaders.

As you likely know, last year the Scouts decided to make everyone happy by compromising their 102-year moral policy toward homosexuals. They decided openly gay boys can participate until they are 18, but openly homosexual men can not lead troops.

In trying to please everyone, they pleased no one with their compromise.

The pastor says, "It's very disappointing that a policy that is blatantly discriminatory is being acted out, and so I think it makes us stand more firm and be more clear that Geoffrey is our Scout Master and Geoffery will remain our Scout Master."

The Boy Scouts say Geoffrey is openly gay and his recent actions with the troop that meets in the Seattle church are completely unacceptable and he has got to go.

So why has Seattle Mayor Ed Murray inserted himself into this issue? And how is Republican want-a-be governor Rob McKenna involved?

Compromise regarding moral issues never leads to a good place.

I'm reminded of what Sir Walter Scott once said, "Oh, the tangled web we weave, when at first we practice to deceive."

Let me explain the tangled web and the deception.