Thursday, April 23, 2015
Two more churches have been vandalized because someone disagrees with their message. This time in North Carolina.
Reports say the cost of repair and restoration will run into the tens of thousands of dollars.
The damage includes shattered windows in the nursery, spray painted messages of "one way ticket to hell" and "God loves fags, He hates you" on the entrance doors to the sanctuary.
Pastor Carl Pulliam of Bales Wesleyan says at his church the damage consisted of spray painting pro-homosexual slogans on the side walls of the church building, guest parking signs thrown through the children's nursery windows, the church bus keyed and a metal sign stabbed through the front grill of the bus.
The church marquis was damaged, all the flowers in the beds were pulled up and thrown around the property and the spray painted message on the front of the church was "one way to hell' with an arrow pointing toward the sanctuary.
So how are these churches responding?
Senator Marco Rubio wants to be President of the United States.
He wants everyone to vote for him. In that quest, he appeared to be double-minded, or faltering between two opinions last Sunday of CBS's Face The Nation.
When asked about same-sex marriage, he replied, "It's not that I'm against same-sex marriage," but "I believe the definition of the institution of marriage should be between a man and a woman."
He has said he believes homosexual behavior is sin, as taught in the Bible, but told CBS, "I...don't believe that your sexual preferences are a choice...bottom line is, I believe that sexual preference is something that people are born with."
This is a problem to most of the 70 million evangelicals and millions of conservative Catholics who also believe biblical teaching on homosexual behavior.
Has the God who created mankind, and strongly condemns homosexual behavior as sin in His Word, made a mistake every time a person---one of His own Creation---claims they are gay and they were born that way?
While considering Rubio's double-minded response to CBS, I noticed a short news piece on football player Tim Tebow on NBC.
Tebow is not running for political office, however, as NBC points out, neither is he running from his deeply held Christian beliefs.
In fact, there is now a pretzel, yeah, a pretzel, available in stores in Philadelphia honoring his unwavering faith in God and God's values.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Today is "Earth Day," the Green Holy Day.
President Obama told America and the world in his comments last Friday that climate change is the number one threat to our national security.
The president says, "There's no greater threat" than climate change and it "poses immediate risks to our national security."
He told us and the world, "This is an issue that's bigger and longer-lasting than my presidency," predicting stronger storms, deeper droughts and longer wildfire seasons "if we don't take immediate action" with apparent disregard to how these "immediate actions" will negatively and needlessly impact America's economy and our quality of life.
In times of crises, when the world is on fire, we all must sacrifice. Right?
Let's take a look at the predictions from the Prophets of Green going back to the first Earth Day in 1970 and review the handbook---order of worship service for some---that is being taught and distributed among the 90% of American children who are sitting in a public classroom today, April 22, 2015, in the year of our Lord---Earth Day.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Reflecting the angst of America's public education complex, the popular publication "Education Week" is worrying out loud at what "a crop of conservative senators" might do to the status quo in public education.
In fact Education Week expresses significant concern that these "conservative senators whose views aren't necessarily in lockstep with those of educational leaders" might greatly alter the rewriting of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
That's an interesting word choice to positively describe how public education makes progress.
Education Week is concerned that these "out of step" radical types might "return considerable control over schools to the state and local levels."
I suspect they also fear parents seizing the opportunity to become more involved as well.
Education Week explains their resistance to these who are not in "lock step" with the program is on behalf of America's children.
Who are these tyrants who seek to steal and destroy our children's education and future?
Monday, April 20, 2015
This past November 1, Brittiany Maynard, 29, died by assisted suicide.
Doctors told her she had 6 months or less to live, thus qualifying her for legal doctor assisted suicide in Oregon.
She and her husband moved from California to Oregon, where she and her doctor ended her life.
Death as birth, is common to all of us who live here on earth.
It is written in Scripture, "A time to be born and a time to die."