Thursday, May 31, 2012

Disney's Marvel Comics Pushing "Gay Marriage" To Kids

Marvel comics, owned by Disney, has introduced “gay marriage” into its storyline for two characters in its popular “Astonishing X-Men” series, a move that was announced first on ABC’s The View and then on the Marvel website, and which has been criticized by pro-family groups as an attempt to promote same-sex marriage.

CNS is reporting, "In ‘Astonishing X-Men’ #50, openly gay X-Man, Northstar, will propose to his boyfriend, Kyle, with a gay wedding to follow in an upcoming issue. That’s kind of fantastic,” said The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg on May 23. (The fictional marriage will take place in the upcoming June 20 issue, ‘Astonishing X-Men” #51.)

As I mentioned Tuesday, a majority of Americans may tell pollsters they are okay with redefining marriage, but recent voting history tells us they do not support so-called "gay marriage" when they actually vote on the issue. It is a very small minority of homosexuals who are demanding it and a complicit press, misguided public education system and the entertainment industry who are attempting to shape the culture in the image of normalized deviant behavior.

This is one current example of how it works. This is Disney Corporation at its lowest and least.

One Million Moms, a project of the American Family Association, is not taking any of this lightly.

They have and continue to contact those who produce this kind of indoctrination and those who retail it to the kids.

Ironically, DC Comics, owned by Universal Films, had announced last year that they would have a homosexual character in 2012 but would not change the sexual orientation of any existing characters that kids had grown to admire.

Now they have announced that they will not introduce a new character, but rather have an existing character "evolve" in their sexuality and become "gay". Evidently taking a cue from the President and his own evolution.

The following is part of a statement made by the One million Moms organization. I have linked their site above. I encourage you to read their complete statement.

Children desire to be just like superheroes. Children mimic superhero actions and even dress up in costumes to resemble these characters as much as possible. Can you imagine little boys saying, "I want a boyfriend or husband like X-Men?"

This is ridiculous! Why do adult gay men need comic superheroes as role models? They don't but do want to indoctrinate impressionable young minds by placing these gay characters on pedestals in a positive light. These companies are heavily influencing our youth by using children's superheroes to desensitize and brainwash them in thinking that a gay lifestyle choice is normal and desirable. As Christians, we know that homosexuality is a sin (Romans 1:26-27).

Unfortunately, children are now being exposed to homosexuality at an early age. Comic books would be one of the last places a parent would expect their child to be confronted with homosexual topics that are too complicated for them to understand. Children do not know what straight, homosexual, or coming out of the closet even means, but DC Comics and Marvel are using superheroes to confuse them on this topic to raise questions and awareness of an alternative lifestyle choice. These companies are prompting a premature discussion on sexual orientation.
The homosexual movement, with its accomplices, is not about equality. It is rebellion toward God and His authority as Creator and Law Giver. It is an attempt, not to redefine marriage, but to redefine our culture.

More on this tomorrow. Thank you for supporting our efforts to advance Truth and Light in a very distorted and dark culture.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

President Obama Still "Evolving" On Marriage

There is no question where the President stands on marriage--for now. Two years ago he said he believed it was between a man and a woman. Now he believes marriage should be redefined.


But many believe the President is not finished "evolving" on the issue of marriage.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Polls And Votes On Same Sex "Marriage"-- A Paradox

In all 32 states where same-sex "marriage" has been on the ballot, voters have rejected it every time, in favor of historical, traditional, biblical marriage---one man, one woman.


Yet there are a number of polls that are finding a majority of people support so-called homosexual "marriage." The most recent poll last week---a Washington Post-ABC News poll is being vigorously reported far and wide as near absolute proof that America has changed its collective mind about marriage. The poll reports 53% feel homosexual "marriage" should be legal and 39% opposed, feeling it should be illegal.

However, 32 states, representing about 60% of the US population, have rejected homosexual "marriage" at the ballot box. Every state that has ever voted on the matter has stood for natural, biblical marriage.

What's going on?

Friday, May 25, 2012

What Happens Next On R-74?

The following is a communication from the Secretary of State's office outlining in detail how R-74 will proceed over the next couple of weeks.

To all "Friends of Faith and Freedom" who are gathering signatures, please continue to do so through this weekend, then either mail them to the sponsor's address on the petition or contact the Faith and Freedom coordinator in your area. Or email me if you have further questions.

Thank you for the more than 60,000 signatures gathered by "Friends of Faith and Freedom."

Initiative 1192 signatures are due into the Secretary's office by July 6. We are encouraging everyone to continue gathering signatures for I-1192 through the weekend of June 24, then turn in all signatures for I-1192.

Thank you for your continuing support of Faith and Freedom.

From the Secretary's office:


Here’s how signature check for R-74 works …

by David Ammons | May 22nd, 2012

How does the signature check for a referendum work, and what is the impact of a referendum challenge on the effective date of the recently enacted legislation (SB6239) authorizing civil marriage for same-sex couples?

The deadline for turning in Referendum 74 petitions to the State Elections Division is Wednesday, June 6.  Ordinarily, the marriage bill would be taking effect Thursday, June 7, but if opponents bring in signatures, the law doesn’t go into effect on schedule.  If a signature check shows the sponsors didn’t bring in enough valid signatures, the marriage law would go into effect. However, if the R-74 challenge is certified for a public vote in November, the law stays on hold until the voters have their say.  If R-74 is approved by voters, it will take effect 30 days after Election Day, Dec. 6. If rejected, the law will not take effect, of course.

Katie Blinn, state co-director of elections, gives this helpful rundown on how it all works:

•    If the sponsors believe that they do not have enough signatures, they will likely not submit the petitions at all because once the petitions are submitted to our office, they are public record and we will receive public records requests for them.

•    For a referendum, the sponsors need to submit at least 120,577 valid signatures of Washington registered voters.  Since many signatures will be invalid, because the signer is not registered to vote, the signer signed more than once, or the signature on the petition does not match the signature in the person’s voter registration record, we recommend that sponsors submit about 150,000 signatures.  The most common reason a signature is rejected is because the signer is not registered to vote.

•    On June 6, we will count the number of petition pages that the sponsors have submitted.  For a referendum, this will be in the ballpark of 10,000 pages.  We will likely finish the process of accepting the petitions and counting the petition pages in the late afternoon or early evening of Wednesday, June 6.
•    On Thursday, June 7, we will send the petitions to be imaged.  This is for safekeeping, in case something happens to the petitions during the signature check.

•    When the petitions return from imaging a few days later, we will go through the petitions page by page to count the gross number of signatures submitted.  This is actually more than just counting them because we eliminate signature lines that are clearly not real people, such as Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse, so those lines are not included in the gross signature count.

•    If the gross signature count indicates that the sponsors have submitted less than 120,577 signatures, then our office could determine at that point that the measure does not qualify for the ballot and the suspension is lifted.  But this is highly unlikely since the sponsors themselves will also be counting the number of signatures submitted.

•    Assuming that the sponsors submit at least 120,577 signatures, we will then decide whether we can check a random sample of the signatures submitted, or must check all of the signatures submitted.  This decision is fairly critical because, for a referendum, it is the difference between checking 3,600 – 4,500 signatures in a random sample versus checking perhaps 130,000 signatures in a full check.  A random sample check could likely be finished in a few days.  A full check would likely take a few weeks.
The Secretary of State’s Office will not accept the R-74 petitions if it appears that there are not enough signatures.  If the sponsors appear to have filed the minimum number of signatures on June 6, the legislation is suspended until our office makes a final, official determination whether the measure qualifies for the ballot. If our office determines that the referendum does qualify for the 2012 General Election ballot, the legislation remains suspended until after the General Election.

•   It is difficult at this point to give a date on when that official determination on whether the measure qualifies for the ballot will occur.  It will depend on whether there are enough signatures to do a random sample check, or we must proceed with a full check.  If the sponsors do not bring in a large quantity of signatures over the minimum, then we will proceed with a full check.

•    If the voters “approve” the legislation at the General Election, then the legislation can go into effect 30 days after the day of the General Election, December 6, 2012.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

JC Pennys Posts Huge First Quarter Loss

The Associated Press reported yesterday, "J.C. Penney on Tuesday reported a larger-than-expected first-quarter loss largely because customers were turned off by the retailer's new plan to get rid of heavy discounting periodically throughout the year in favor of everyday low pricing."

I'm thinking there may be another reason in play.

Onenewsnow reported the following:
Monica Cole, director of OneMillionMoms.com, feels the secular media is ignoring what she calls the "big elephant in the room."

"Sales have plummeted since J.C. Penney showed their new, bold marketing strategy, including pushing a lesbian spokesperson and same-sex couples in their advertising," Cole says, referring to the retailer's announcement earlier this year that openly homosexual entertainer Ellen DeGeneres will be their advertising spokesperson.

"If they would stop pushing a deviant and unhealthy lifestyle and focus on product quality and value along with excellent customer service, their bottom line would not be suffering," Cole advises.

OneMillionMoms has been urging its members to contact their local J.C. Penney stores and the corporate offices to voice their disapproval of the new, "gay"-friendly marketing strategy.

Take a moment today and contact your local JCP store and voice your personal disapproval of their "gay friendly marketing strategy."

One voice makes a difference. Many voices make a big difference.

Thank you for your continuing financial support of Faith and Freedom.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gregoire: "Thank You, Sen. Pflug--Here's $550,000"

Earlier this year, Republican Senator Cheryl Pflug (5th District), broke with her Party and many of the 43,178 good people who voted for her in 2008 and joined Gov. Gregoire, Sen. Ed Murray and other homosexual activists in the legislature, voting to re-define marriage.


She stood before the Senate the first of February, asking them to vote for homosexual "marriage" saying, "And so I commend this bill to you today."

The homosexual community celebrated her---both her speech and her vote.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Obama: "Christian Slaughter A Misunderstanding"

The increase of the slaughter of Christians worldwide during this past Easter observance is being explained by the Obama Administration as a "misunderstanding."


And he has launched a new $600 million program--- Project PEACE ---an acronym for "Programming Effectively Against Conflict and Extremism," to bring clarity to the misunderstanding.

His new initiative that funds the program is called, "Knowledge generation, dissemination and management."

It should be called, "Moral relativism creating a false moral equivalency and a new 'truth' regarding the killing of Christians."

Monday, May 21, 2012

US Military--Diversity Over Readiness

"This is a progressive way forward," Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond Odierno told reporters last week as the military explained their latest social experiment.


What is the new "progressive way" our military has embraced?

Friday, May 18, 2012

White House Is Counting Unborn Babies As Visitors

In an unusual affirmation that unborn children are in fact people, rather than "fetal mass," the White House put out an email on May 8 explaining that unborn babies must now be included in their official guest list. (Continue below).

Petition Update: Over 93,000 signatures have been turned in for R-74. Please make an extra push this weekend and over the next 2 weeks to gather as many signatures as possible and turn them in by May 31.

I'm not sure how many signatures have been gathered for Initiative 1192, however I do know that up to 40 thousand have been gathered by friends of Faith and Freedom. Please continue to make every effort to gather signatures for I-1192. They must be turned in by June 29. They are due in the Sec. of State's office by July 6.

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We provide this opportunity for people to express their views as a ministry. These blogs and your comments are widely read, in the Northwest, across the country, and on average in about 40 different countries each week. I received personal comments this past week from Moscow Russia to Asia to Africa to England. And points in between.

Thank you for working with us to maintain a vibrant information site where people---regardless of belief--can express their views.

In an unusual twist of "truth" at the White House, they are now acknowledging that unborn babies are persons and must be registered on the official guest list.

Ellie Schafer, Director of the White House Visitors Office, issued an email on May 8 that read:

Note: The word "must" was bolded in the original email for emphasis.

"We have received a number of calls regarding how to enter security information for a baby that has not yet been born. Crazy as it may sound, you MUST include the baby in the overall count of guests in the tour. It's an easy process."

If the White House considers an unborn baby valuable enough to include on its guest list, why can't the President back off his efforts to advance the pro-abortion movement in favor of honoring life and letting his little guests live?

They too, Mr. President, seek equality---a right to life. Please stop enabling those who seek to take that right away through abortion on demand.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Should We Obey All Laws?

What if Congress enacted a law and the Supreme Court ruled that law constitutional---requiring all people to attend a minimum of 3 church services per month?

Would you obey that law?

What if Congress enacted a law and the Supreme Court ruled it constitutional under the Constitution's Commerce Clause, requiring all motorists to get 8 hours sleep before operating a vehicle on public highways, claiming that was in the best interest of the public?

Would you obey it?

Different people would respond differently, depending on their beliefs. And the personal demands on their life.

Christians would say the Bible teaches us to obey the laws of the land.

What if you were a jury member during the 1850's and a free person was on trial for assisting a runaway slave in clear violation of the Fugitive Slave Act?

Would you vote to convict and punish?

Slavery is immoral, therefore any laws that support it would also be immoral, right? No?

Thomas Jefferson said, "To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy."

Some things to think about.

In a few weeks the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of Obamacare. Clearly the Court is politically divided. Michelle Obama said at a fundraiser recently that she was certain about the position of the judges her husband appointed. I would agree. One of them helped birth Obamacare.

What if the Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is constitutional?

Should that happen, and I personally believe the Court will find the "mandate," which is a central component, is not constitutional----but what if, should Catholics and other people of faith whose consciences are violated by some of the demands of Obamacare, obey a law that is immoral?

You will recall the events in the book of Acts (5: 26-32) in the New Testament. Peter and others were out on the streets preaching the gospel in the name of Jesus Christ. They were arrested, jailed and told not to preach in the name of Christ.

An angel appeared (v. 19) at the prison, opened the doors and released them and told them to go back to the public square and resume preaching, which they did.

Again Peter and his colleagues were brought before the council and the high priest (judge). The judge said, "Didn't we command you not to teach this message in Christ's name?"

Peter's answer was simple. "We ought to obey God rather than men." ( v. 29)

I am not advocating or even suggesting civil disobedience or lawlessness. I am asking you to think.

And I am suggesting that Christian people of faith will likely be tested in these areas of their faith and their conscience in the days ahead, should America not choose a different direction for the country. Paul referred to them as "perilous times."

Should the Court rule in favor of Obamacare, it will not only likely destroy America as we have known it, but will for certain cause biblical Christians to make some difficult decisions.

Walter Williams, an African American columnist, raised this question in a recent column. He caused me to think more specifically about how I should respond to the moral implications of Obamacare, should it be allowed to stand as law.

William's emphasis is a little different, but the consequences are similar. He makes the case that Congress has already gone beyond the powers delegated to it in passing Obamacare. He quotes Federalist 45 and Madison, "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments are numerous and indefinite," claiming that vision has been inverted---stood on its head---reversed.

I agree.

He cites Jefferson and Madison in regard to the legality of the Alien and Sedition Acts and reviews the 10th Amendment to the Constitution.

Williams point is this: Obamacare is forcing us to buy a product--health care.

I strongly recommend you read his article.

My point is that Obamacare is forcing us to accept government imposed mandates that violates the essence of many biblical Christian's beliefs about the sanctity of life.

If this law stands, how should we respond?

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Informed. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NEWSWEEK: "The First Gay President"

The latest issue of Newsweek magazine is on the stands, featuring a picture of President Obama with a rainbow halo suspended over his head. The cover text simply says, "The First Gay President."


The feature article is written by Andrew Sullivan, an openly gay writer who describes himself as a "conservative political pundit." He is no conservative, most people see him as a very troubled individual who has been able to leverage his personal challenges into a career.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Who Is The Real Bully?

You have heard about the hit piece The Washington Post published last week "reporting" that Mitt Romney had bullied someone nearly 50 years ago in prep school.

You have also likely heard that the family of John Lauber, who supposedly was bullied by Romney, has come out with a statement saying the Post's article is "factually incorrect."

The family of Lauber, who passed away from liver cancer in 2004, said this:
"The family of John Lauber is releasing a statement saying the portrayal of John is factually incorrect and we are aggrieved that he would be used to further a political agenda. There will be no more comments from the family."

John's sister also said, if John "were alive today, he would be furious."

It seems there is no end to which the press will go to advance the far left, secular agenda.

But have you heard about Newt Gringrich's former campaign adviser on MSNBC this past Sunday?

Rick Tyler, formerly with Newt, was on MSNBC's Martin Bashir show Sunday. Of course, Bashir was obsessed with advancing the "bullying" story and evidently felt he could lead Tyler along and in some way use him to re-affirm the hit piece on Romney.

Whoops.

Tyler didn't take the bait.

Instead he said, with cameras rolling, "I would consider things like Barack Obama bullying the Supreme Court, bullying EPA, bullying hundreds of property owners and business owners, bullying donors to the Romney campaign. That's what bullying is."

I have linked the story above, along with the video.

I would add that the President is also bullying Christian people of faith in regard to matters of conscience, and our most deeply held beliefs on the sanctity of life, marriage and the family.

The matter with the Supreme Court is particularly troubling, in that he is trying to fiddle with, and manipulate the highest court in the land---without restraint.

Remember this? Here's how it played out.

After a stunningly bad performance before the Court by Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, Jr., defending ObamaCare, the President tried to intimidate the Justices with public statements about how ”unprecedented” it would be for an “unelected group of people” to overturn a law passed by a “strong majority” in Congress. A month later, the White House claimed Medicare’s payment system would “freeze up” if the Court overturned the law. ”Medicare cannot turn on a dime,” claimed former administrator Don Berwick, Obama’s first Medicare chief. “I would not be surprised if there are delays and problems with payment flow.”

That is bullying in its highest form.

God help us.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Very Active. Be Blessed.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Pres. Obama: Troops "Fighting On My Behalf"

President Obama's newly found, evolved conviction that marriage should be redefined, has dominated the news and will continue to do so for weeks to come.


However, buried in the ABC interview last week that revealed his new belief, was an equally troubling revelation about how he views his relationship to the United States military.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Obama Drama: Deception, Not Evolution

Much of the press spent yesterday talking about the Prince of Progressivism and his sincere, brave, politically courageous, open minded, evolutionary path to enlightenment---and the realization that homosexuals should be able to marry just like those other people.


The problem with all that is, it wasn't an "evolution," it was more of a calculated deception.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Obama Comes Out And Marriage Lessons From NC

The President of the United States has come out and declared that marriage should be redefined. He now officially advocates for so-called homosexual "marriage."


And the resounding defeat of those who would seek to redefine marriage in North Carolina has provided some lessons for all of us who stand for marriage, and seek to defend it. Even against the President.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

United Methodists Reject Homosexual "Marriage" and Ordination

Two amendments were put forward at the International General Conference of the United Methodist Church last week, both intended to redefine the church's belief on homosexuality. Both were rejected.


North Carolina says "yes" to biblical marriage and "no" to homosexual "marriage." 

Even with the Obama Administration voicing support for redefining marriage and former President Bill Clinton launching a robo call campaign in an attempt to redefine marriage, the people of N. Carolina yesterday said a resounding "no" to homosexual "marriage" and "yes" to biblical marriage. The vote wasn't even close.

You will note in the linked story, the Washington Post published a picture of a United Methodist Church with their monument sign supporting biblical marriage.


The one amendment, which was most divisive, was intended to be an incremental approach to redefining the United Methodist's biblical position which considers homosexual behavior sin. It sought to add this sentence to the official church doctrine: "As a denomination, we are conflicted regarding homosexual expressions of human sexuality."

One pastor said, "No, we have to say what the Gospel says even though we love our brothers and sisters."

Those trying to redefine the beliefs of the church said, "We all sin, we all fall short of the Grace of God. There are places for multiple perspectives."

This makes relativism the central component of Scriptural exegesis. A position that allows cultural norms to shape Scripture, rather than Scripture shaping the culture.

One pastor stood and defined the convictions of the majority of those in attendance:

"We allow homosexuals to change the church rather than the church to change homosexuals. It is not true that God created gays and lesbians the way they are. I refuse to accept that. Because God is a loving God and He cannot have created something that will make that person suffer. If we say no (to the amendment) it doesn't me we don't love that person. I stand to say that the grace of God is for all people but the grace of God does not allow us to sin."

He did not stand alone as 61% agreed with him and the Methodists staked out a biblical belief on the matter of homosexual "marriage" and ordination.

Following the vote, a minority, according to someone whom I spoke to who was in attendance, threw a tantrum.

Whether it is the religious left trying to redefine Scripture or an atheist profaning and blaspheming it to 3000 kids, they all end up on the same page. The wrong page.

The United Methodist Church will convene again in 4 years. God bless them and give them strength to stand for Truth and righteousness.

It is difficult to stand for marriage---for life, for the inerrancy and authority of Scripture, for absolute Truth, in our present culture. There are many adversaries.

May God bless those Methodists who have taken a stand. And all those in North Carolina who voted for marriage yesterday.

And may God bless and strengthen us all as we take that stand in Washington State, sometimes in churches that do not share our deepest beliefs and convictions, but always in the face of ridicule from those who stand in rebellion against God and His Truth.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Faithful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Marriage Petition Signatures Going Well

Thank you to the Friends of Faith and Freedom who are working with us in gathering signatures for both R-74 and I-1192.

Your hours of signature gathering is profoundly appreciated by everyone who believes in marriage.

I personally thank you. It's an honor to be working with you in the defense of marriage.

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been surveying our Faith and Freedom area coordinators and individuals directly involved with Faith and Freedom, to create a best estimate of how many signatures we have gathered, and how many we feel we can gather over the next few weeks for R-74 and the next month and a half for I-1192.

There are many organizations and individuals gathering signatures, including the sponsors of R-74 and I-1192.

Reports from those specifically working with Faith and Freedom indicate there are, through yesterday, right at 27,000 signatures that have been sent in so far. There are approximately 8,000 signatures on petitions they are still circulating. That does not include signatures gathered in churches this past Sunday.

The collective "best guess" estimate of those collecting for R-74, is that they will be able, with God's help, to collect another 30,000 before the end of May.

This would be about 65,000 signatures at minimum. The referendum needs a little over 120,000 valid signatures to make the ballot. The sponsor is asking for 150,000.

I cannot conceive of any reason why R-74 will not be on the ballot, given the national support of NOM and other organizations around the state, the effort of "Friends of Faith and Freedom," and the absence of anyone in the Christian community trying to undermine the efforts toward R-74.

The numbers for I-1192 are less in those sent in so far, but it appears we have sent in about 21,000 and have about 12,000 signatures on petitions being circulated at the end of this past week.

These same people believe they will collect about another 20,000 to 30,000 by the end of June. However, there is some resistance to I-1192, mostly from pastors who have been instructed not to allow them to be made available in their church by people directly involved in the leadership of R-74.

That's unfortunate, but true.

I-1192 needs over 200,000 signatures to make the ballot. The sponsor is asking for 300,000. They are due in the Secretary of State's offices by July 6, so there is an additional month to gather I-1192 signatures.

Both measures are very important to the protection and preservation of marriage.

I'm asking everyone involved with Faith and Freedom to either mail in your completed petitions or contact your area coordinator for assistance in getting all petitions for R-74 in to the sponsor by May 25.

All signatures for I-1192 should be in by June 22.

Thank you for making your best effort over the remaining weeks.

R-74 "is to qualify a referendum to the November 2012 ballot giving voters the right to approve or reject SB 6239 which seeks to redefine marriage. The coalition advocates that voters reject redefining marriage, because marriage is a unique institution that is profoundly in the common good. Marriage not only unites a couple to each other, it unites the couple to any children that may be born of their union. While death and divorce too often prevent it, children have a right to know and be cared for by their own mother and father, the people responsible for bringing them into the world.”

R-74 is vitally important to the current attempt to redefine marriage. It must succeed. We strongly encourage you and your friends to sign this petition so we can bring this issue to a vote of the people.

However, Senator Ed Murray, the champion of the effort to redefine marriage, could re-introduce another bill to redefine marriage as soon as January, 2013.

Initiative 1192 has been filed for the purpose of reclaiming the historic and biblical definition of marriage. We strongly encourage you and your friends to sign this petition so that we can bring the issue to the citizens for a vote!

Initiative I-1192 is an affirmative statement – your chance to say YES to marriage as being between one man and one woman;

Initiative I-1192 reverses the same-sex marriage law that was recently passed by the Legislature, as it would prohibit marriages by persons other than one man and one woman;

Initiative I-1192 is an initiative that makes new law– it clarifies the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman.”

It would require a super majority in the Legislature, to repeal it during the next 2 years, with only a majority needed after the 2 years.

If you have ever considered taking a stand for what is right, this is that time.

It's an honor to be standing with you as we, together, stand for marriage.


Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Monday, May 07, 2012

VP Biden Commends NBC For Advancing Homosexual "Marriage" Agenda

Vice President Joe Biden commended NBC yesterday for "educating the American public" and "moving us toward same-sex marriage."

He also explained what marriage is really all about.

The Vice President told "Meet The Press" host David Gregory, "My measure David, and I take a look at when things really begin to change, is when the social culture changes. I think 'Will and Grace' probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody's ever done so far. And I think people fear that which is different. Now they're beginning to understand. They're beginning to understand."

"Will and Grace" was a sitcom that aired on NBC from 1998 through 2006. It featured a main character who was homosexual.

So Vice President Biden believes that pop culture decides what is right and wrong. Biden, who was once pro-life and true to the teaching of his church, admitted that after coming to Congress he changed his mind. He became "for" abortion and "against" abortion simultaneously. You can read about his conversion in his book, "Promises To Keep" pages 104-105.


While running for President in 2007, he had this Q and A on CBS on April 29, 2007:

Q: You have changed your position on abortion. When you came to the Senate, you believed that Roe v. Wade was not correctly decided and that you also believed the right of abortion was not secured by the Constitution. Why did you change your mind?

A: Well, I was 29 years old when I came to the US Senate, and I have learned a lot. Look, I’m a practicing Catholic, and it is the biggest dilemma for me in terms of comporting my religious and cultural views with my political responsibility.

Translated: "I like my job and I want to keep it. It doesn't matter what my religious beliefs may be, I'm going to be politically correct."

Biden continued with Gregory: "Look, I just think that the good news is that as more and more Americans come to understand what this [homosexual marriage] is all about is a simple proposition. Who do you love? Who do you love? And will you be loyal to the person you love? And that's what people are finding out is what all marriages at their root are about. Whether they're marriages of lesbians or gay men or heterosexuals."

He described the belief in redefining marriage as "evolving."

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the Vice President of the United States.

So, Mr. Vice President, how do you really feel about redefining marriage? "I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying each other are entitled to the same exact rights...and quite frankly I don't see much of a distinction beyond that."

Gregory asked Biden if Obama would support homosexual "marriage" if elected to a second term.

Biden said he couldn't speak to that, but this is "evolving."

Whether pop culture is being led by the entertainment industry, or the entertainment industry, as they claim, merely reflects what is happening in the culture, one thing is certain, they represent an unholy, secular progressive alliance with a minority group of homosexual activists and advocates. In this case the advocates seem to be cloistered in the White House.

One other certainty is that the present administration is commending the media for leading, as we continue to stumble toward Gomorrah.

God help us.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed. 

Friday, May 04, 2012

New Obama Slogan, "Forward": A Karl Marx Cue?

Paid for by Faith and Freedom PAC

While President Obama plans to introduce his new re-election slogan "Forward" tomorrow in rallies in Ohio and Virginia, Mrs Obama told the folks in Tucson last Monday, "We are blessed to have him" as President.

Forward.

And Blessed.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

National Day Of Prayer--It's Significance

Today is the National Day of Prayer.

The significance of this day cannot be over stated. The National Day of Prayer web site says this about prayer:

"The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. Since the first call to prayer in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming a nation, the call to prayer has continued through our history, including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer” in 1863. In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. Last year, all 50 state governors plus the governors of several U.S. territories signed similar proclamations."

America, as we have known it and I believe as God would have it to be, truly hangs in the balance at this time in history.

I encourage you, if possible, to find a place to join others of like mind and spirit for prayer today. If this is not possible, take a private moment and pray for our nation and for one another.

I have linked the official National Day of Prayer web site above. There is a great deal of information about both prayer and prayer events today.

I tried to find a comprehensive list of prayer events in Washington State but was unable to find one. I'm certain you can find information in your local area regardless of what state you live in.

In my search, I found an article from Yakima, the place of my birth, that after outlining all the prayer activities, concluded by quoting one of the leaders as saying, "I think our city may be the most prayed over city in the State of Washington."

I hope that can be said of every town and city across America. May God bless America as we acknowledge Him as Lord of all.

Be Prayerful. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

May Day Mayhem in Seattle and Redeeming Dan Savage

While the 99% smashed windows in businesses, destroyed cars and generally disrupted Seattle and cities across the country yesterday, the Seattle Times appeared to be busy trying to redeem Dan Savage.

I had planned to write about how a few are breaking laws, claiming entitlements, advocating redistribution of wealth and presuming that everyone else has no rights on their "occupy" days.

I really didn't plan to say much more about Dan Savage and his bully attack on 3000 high school kids at the journalism convention in Seattle in that we wrote about it twice this week and our blogs have been widely circulated and quoted by some in the media, but yesterday, the Seattle Times rose above the smoke in the streets in an attempt at some kind of redemption---or at least explanation, for a man who clearly stepped over the line and blew it. And is now trying to, as I said yesterday, walk back the whole episode.

I have linked the Times article, but the evolving version of what happened and what was said---and why it was said, is important.

A few more things you should know about this event.
  • Dan Savage still stands with the idea that his tirade was not directed at the students, but at the Bible saying, "I have a right to defend myself and to point out the hypocrisy" of biblical commandments.

This is not unlike what many homosexuals say they believe and often express--even on this web site. It is, however, usually not so forceful.

It was difficult to see any empathy toward the Christian kids who walked out on his speech. And had Mr. Savage not verbally assaulted the kids, bullied them and blasphemed the Bible, there would be no need to "defend" himself. The kids did not attack his beliefs. He attacked theirs.
  • He says he regrets his vulgar terms, but stands by his description of the Bible.
  • Savage says he asked the organizers of the National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education Association if he should "moderate" his speech. He says they said, "No, be yourself; do what you do."
  • Now that this story has become a major national story, the organizers have issued a statement saying Savage "veered from the topic" of bullying. They are saying student journalism "should not shy away from controversial topics and viewpoints. But it should promote and engage in civil discourse. Mr Savage's speech fell short of that standard, and for this our organizations apologize."

It's very difficult to understand how an organization that lives off their relationship with public education, and the paying students it provides for their events, could tell a man who has defined himself by giving the very speech he gave at the convention to, "Be yourself, do what you do" and expect some other result.

It is also odd their apology is for lack of civil dialog and engagement, when the organization themselves created the uncivil environment by inviting Savage to be a keynote speaker and telling him to "do what he does."

Savage thinks the Bible is filled with hypocrisy. I think the National Scholastic Press Association and Journalism Education Association is hypocritical. Based on all I've read and comments sent to me from people who were actually in attendance, I also believe they generally knew what Savage would say.

What was unexpected, was the public response and push back.

These beliefs regarding the Bible and Christianity are not foreign in the public school classroom. The difference is that it is spoon fed over 12 years, rather than force fed in a few hours.

And finally, I doubt that I would send my kid to anything these folks were sponsoring in the future, knowing what we know now.

Thanks for helping us keep the light on.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Homosexual Activist To Dan Savage: "Apologize"

Yesterday, I wrote about how Seattle columnist Dan Savage, in his keynote address to several thousand high school students at the national journalism convention in Seattle, slammed the Bible, Christianity and mocked those students who are biblical Christians, as they walked out of the convention.

Now the leader of a homosexual activist organization is calling for Savage to apologize.

And Dan Savage is trying to walk back and revise his profane comments.


Todd Starnes, at Fox News, reported, "Savage, the founder of the “It Gets Better” anti-bullying project is facing criticism for delivering a Bible-bashing, profanity-laced speech to high school students attending a journalism conference sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Education Association."

At one point Savage called Christian teenagers who walked out of the speech “pansy-assed.”

“We can learn to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about gay people — the same way we have learned to ignore the bullshit in the Bible about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation about virginity about masturbation,” he told the young students. “We ignore bullshit in the Bible about all sorts of things.” Savage said.

Starnes wrote, "Jimmy LaSalvia, executive director of GOProud, called those statements 'outrageous' and demanded an apology.

“Dan Savage should apologize for his comments and should apologize to the high school students in attendance whom he called ‘pansy-asses,’” continued LaSalvia. “It is ironic that someone whose claim to fame is fighting bullying would resort to bullying tactics in attacking high school students who were offended by his outrageous remarks.”

LaSalvia said people of faith should be treated with respect. “Dan Savage’s outrageous anti-Christian tirade hurts – not helps – the fight for gay rights in this country,” LaSalvia said in a statement.

After creating a national backlash, Savage is revising what he said and what he meant. And sort of apologizing.

The far left Huffington Post has, along with the Convention sponsors, sprung to Savage's defense.

Huff Post published this:


Dan Savage is speaking out after his obscenity-laced speech at the National High School Journalist Conference in Seattle sparked a national controversy.

The outspoken lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate addressed the backlash on his blog late Sunday. "I would like to apologize for describing that walk out as a pansy-assed move," he writes. "I wasn't calling the handful of students who left pansies (2,800+ students, most of them Christian, stayed and listened), just the walk-out itself. But that's a distinction without a difference -- kinda like when religious conservatives tells their gay friends that they 'love the sinner, hate the sin.'"

Savage continued:

"I didn't call anyone's religion bullshit. I did say that there is bullshit -- 'untrue words or ideas' -- in the Bible. That is being spun as an attack on Christianity.

I was not attacking the faith in which I was raised. I was attacking the argument that gay people must be discriminated against -- and anti-bullying programs that address anti-gay bullying should be blocked (or exceptions should be made for bullying 'motivated by faith') -- because it says right there in the Bible that being gay is wrong. Yet the same people who make that claim choose to ignore what the Bible has to say about a great deal else. I did not attack Christianity. I attacked hypocrisy."

No, Mr. Savage, you demonstrated hypocrisy. And dishonesty.

He does not know the faith of "most kids at the convention" who "stayed and listened."

No one is "spinning" this fiasco except him and his accomplices. This was one of the most blatant, blasphemous public attacks on Christianity I have seen in my years in the ministry.

The Huff Post and the convention sponsors, in their defense of Savage, seem to be labeling the children who walked out as weaker than those who stayed.

We need a spiritual renewal in this country.

We truly are "Stumbling Toward Gomorrah." God help us.

Your support allows Faith and Freedom to shine Light into the darkness.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.