Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Texas AG To UN: Butt Out

Last Wednesday, President Obama asked the governors of all 50 states to "observe United Nations Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities." 

While extolling the virtues of the UN as peace building, human rights and social progress, he said their virtues "will guide us in the years to come."

"Appropriate" would be the operative word.

The Hill also reported last week that UN affiliated observers from a number of countries including Russia, would be monitoring our polling places and the election on November 6.

That is not an "appropriate" role or virtue.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has defined "appropriate" for his state.

He publicly warned that any international observer who approaches a polling station in the state risks criminal prosecution.

You can only imagine the response. Take a moment to read the link above.

God bless Texas.

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

11.6.12: Which Path Will We Choose?

Next week we will know the outcome of the most important election in our lifetime.

Nationally, we will decide if America keeps the promises upon which we were founded, or accelerates down the path of secular progressivism and so-called relative truth---discarding the eternal biblical principles upon which our Founders framed our existence, embracing certain mediocrity, possible cultural death and financial disaster.

If we do not keep the promises of self evident, God-given, not government granted personal rights and freedoms, we will embrace a different destiny. One the Founders never envisioned and God never in intended.

We will fail the Founders, dismiss God's destiny and forfeit a blessed future for our sons and daughters.

My grandchildren living in the state are 5th generation Washingtonians. Their future, along with your children and grandchildren's future, hangs in the balance.

Washington State will not only decide the future of marriage in the state, but what public education will teach our children and grandchildren about marriage, family, sexuality and gender.

A moral catechism in the so-called morality neutral environment of public education.

Should marriage be redefined, it will elevate a secular godless worldview, while diminishing the historical and spiritual value of biblical truth in a nation that claims to be "under God."

The latest Elway Poll finds that the gap has closed in favor of natural marriage and those who defend it. Those who seek to redefine it once led by 14 points, as of last week, they now lead by only 4 points.

Monday, October 29, 2012

R-74: The Bottom Line

Last week an Elway Poll found that the support for redefining marriage had shifted---significantly.

Earlier, support for redefining marriage was showing a 14 point lead over traditional or natural marriage.

Now, that support has evaporated by 10 points, with same-sex "marriage" showing only a 4 point lead.

Why? The television ads?

Sen. Ed Murray, sponsor of the legislation to redefine marriage, has contended that as people get to know us they will support us, however, with the same-sex "marriage" people spending $9.5 million of the $11.2 million they have raised, they have given everyone a chance to get to know them.

If it was about money, the homosexual agenda would win hands down.

Are the ads in favor of traditional marriage so compelling they are changing people's minds?

I have great respect for the guy, Frank Schubert, and his agency who are responsible for the pro-marriage ads running in Washington state. They are very important, but are they "that" compelling?

Another poll has been published recently by Gallup, which I feel, along with some observations of how the homosexual community has framed their agenda, sheds light on what we see happening.

Friday, October 26, 2012

LSU "Crosses" Out Tolerance

They are known as the "Painted Posse," not only in Louisiana, but across the country.

They always attend the LSU home football games, and they always paint their bare chests and head with LSU colors. They also always paint a small cross over their heart.

They love LSU and they love Jesus.

Louisiana State University says they are among their most loyal and passionate fans.

People who know them personally, say they are deeply committed, passionate Christians.

LSU has gotten a great deal of positive publicity from people everywhere because of the passion and wholesomeness of these kids.

However.

FOX News reports,
"A group of Louisiana State University football fans whose admiration for the Tigers is second only to their love for Jesus is outraged after the school digitally erased the tiny crosses they painted on their bare upper chests at a recent football game."

"LSU officials sent out a photo of The Painted Posse, Christian students who paint their bodies with LSU school colors and small crosses for home games, in an email about the LSU game against South Carolina on Oct. 13. The students were shocked to see the photo, which appeared to be otherwise untouched, in the newsletter that went out following the Tigers' 23-21 win over the then-No. 3 Gamecocks. The Tigers are now 7-1 for the season."

Posse member, Cameron Cook, said he was a bit surprised when he saw the picture in the University publication because he said, "Our pictures get used so frequently, and the cross had never been edited out before."

Herb Vincent, spokesman for the university, admitted that the university had in fact "air brushed" the crosses from the picture, altering the image "to prevent other students from being offended."

Was there significant opposition to the crosses?

Vincent said one student had contacted them. Be sure to read the FOX story linked above. It has more from the Christian kids.

LSU has "crossed" out tolerance.

Is tolerance a one way truth----true if directed at deviance, not true if directed toward Christian expression?

These kids, with their passion and enthusiasm, have brought significant positive publicity to LSU.

LSU seems to want the benefit, without the association. This is extreme.

Intolerant.

It reminds me of atheists who declare that any public mention of God offends them, until they are injured or sick and are checking into a hospital with a Christian name that was founded and sustained by Christians.

One of our readers emailed LSU. I have included an email to the school and their response.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

McKenna and Gay "Marriage"---Sponsored by the Seattle Times

The Seattle Times, as many of you know, is in the tank for Rob McKenna and so-called gay "marriage."

An unusual, perhaps desperate, lunge toward survival has brought them to contribute substantially in money and influence to both McKenna and the redefinition of marriage. And to advance a deeply held secular progressive belief, even in the face of some harsh criticism.

What should biblical Christians--- evangelical Christians make of this?

Ironically, the Times' actions are raising questions from the conservative right and the progressive left. In some cases, it is the same question.

To further confuse those who may still believe the Times is a reliable, unbiased news source, Alan Fisco, executive vice president for revenue, explained that this is "a pilot project to show the power of newspaper political advertising and to attract new revenue."

Since the newspaper is strongly endorsing both McKenna and same-sex "marriage," does that mean they will endorse any one or any cause for the price of a newspaper ad? Or simply, anyone who passes their moral litmus test?

If not, their experiment is flawed and misleading. A paid ad does not equate to an endorsement and free ads.

Are they purposefully misleading future potential political advertisers? Or underestimating their intelligence?

And why is the Times so comfortable with McKenna, when they have refused to endorse other candidates because of the candidate's beliefs on social issues---specifically marriage and life?

Here are a couple of facts and questions every biblical Christian must ask themselves before they vote.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Word From Billy Graham

Billy Graham has undoubtedly touched each of our lives in one way or another. He has been the voice of evangelicalism and that of evangelism. And the face of modern day Christianity to millions.

He has shared the message of the gospel around the world. He has not compromised his personal life or his message and ministry.

He recently told the press this would likely be the last presidential election he will live to see. And he expressed his concern---for America, and this upcoming election and how it will impact our future.

He especially expressed his concern about the drive to redefine marriage. And its moral and cultural consequences.

He reminded us of our moral obligation to protect the sanctity of life.

You are probably aware that he has now taken out a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal and other major papers, with a personal message for America.

In case you have not seen it, and for the record, I have included his message as our own today. If you have seen it and read the words, read it again. If you know someone who needs to hear his message, send it to them.

Source: Image from the Wall Street Journal

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


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Little Man--Big Man

As the debate began last night, I found myself wondering why Romney didn't nail the President about Libya. The President has misled the American public about this and a number of other issues.

As the debate continued, I began to see a striking difference between two men and two very different ideas about our country.

One was a little man, the other was a big man.

Monday, October 22, 2012

NY Times: "WA State Voter Registration Flawed and Vulnerable"

This election carries a lot of emotion.

A number of people are speculating there will be riots following the election that may disrupt the entire country. This concern is based on a number of polls, particularly one by PEW that found 86% of all Americans are either "angry" or "frustrated" with the federal government.

Earlier this year, USA Today published an article that said, "More than 24 million voter-registration records in the United States— about one in eight — are inaccurate, out-of-date or duplicates. Nearly 2.8 million people are registered in two or more states, and perhaps 1.8 million registered voters are dead."

USA Today published a column yesterday saying that voter fraud has been downplayed by those who oppose voter ID, but the evidence they use is very thin and that, in fact, voter registration is extremely vulnerable.

They said, "Chaotic voter registration rolls make it easy to commit voter fraud." They say voter fraud is so easy that "James O'Keefe released a video of a 22-year-old undercover reporter who obtained Attorney General Eric Holder's ballot in Washington DC, and could easily have voted if he chosen to."

There is so much focus on voter fraud that The Hill is reporting that, "United Nations--affiliated monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the US looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups."

The Hill reports, "The observers, from countries such as Germany, France, Serbia, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, will observe voting at polling places and other political activity."

Giovanna Maiola, spokeswoman for the UN oversight activity, told The Hill, “They [will] observe the overall election process, not just the ballot casting. They are focusing on a number of areas on the state level, including the legal system, election administration, the campaign, the campaign financing [and] new voting technologies used in the different states.”

Welcome to America where our voting is overseen by the United Nations, because far left progressives are concerned about the elections.

Secretary of State Sam Reed's office is telling us that Washington State has 3.9 million registered voters this election---an all time high. He predicts 81% of them will vote.

In this cloud of corruption, the New York Times is reporting that the voter registration in Washington State is flawed and vulnerable.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Obama's Debate Coach Team: Senator John Kerry and....Who?

As President Obama has prepared for the 2 previous debates and the final one this coming Monday evening, most Americans have known that John Kerry, a failed presidential candidate, has been coaching him.

But did you know who else is coaching and providing guidance to the President for the next debate?

Anita Dunn.

Remember her?

Probably not.

But her name sounds familiar.

She's the former White House staffer who told a group of high school students that Mao Zedong was one of her two favorite political philosophers.

Yes, that Mao Zedong.

Soon after she was gone from the White House, not because the President disagreed, but because the conservative media put the story out to the public.

Now she's back. Here's what she told the high school kids. What is she telling the President? And why his fascination with her, given her beliefs?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Faith And Freedom Voter Recommendations

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We have created a list of candidates we recommend you vote for.

But first a couple of things about the blog yesterday regarding Ken Schram's support for the "Mix It Up At Lunch Day" scheduled for October 30 in over 2500 schools.
"Teaching Tolerance," the sponsoring organization, a part of The Southern Poverty Law Center, has posted a national "Model School" list. Two Washington schools are listed as "Model" schools. They are Chimacum Middle School, Chimacum, WA and Mountlake Terrace High School.

"Teaching Tolerance" initially posted a list of about 2500 participating schools, however the list has been removed as of yesterday. I spoke with Bryan Fischer at AFA about it and he told me they had indeed removed the list and AFA is looking for it. If we find it, we will publish it. They do have a participation map still up on their Tolerance.org web site. You will see there are a number of schools participating in the Puget Sound area and apparently in the Spokane area. Be sure to check with your school.

So, who to vote for.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Schram Mixed Up About "Mix It Up At Lunch Day"

Ken Schram, the far left progressive soul of KOMO 4 and the Puget Sound region, is angry about opposition to public education's "Mix It Up At Lunch Day" scheduled for October 30.

And he's all mixed up about the intent of the day.

We should take a look at the real intent of this special day.
But first---the debate.

Romney was pitted against both the President and the moderator. A CBS post debate poll showed Romney beat Obama on the economy 65% to 34%.

The President did not tell the truth about the Libya fiasco and his message to the American public. Moderator Crowley baled him out by affirming that the President called the Libyan attack and massacre "terrorism" the day following the attack. The tape shows that he used the word "terror" the following day in a broad sense, but did not, as he and the moderator claimed, use the word in relation to Libya.

He also did not tell the truth about the number of oil well drilling permits he has cut during his tenure.

I cannot imagine how anyone who cares about life, marriage, the family and the economy, could vote for Barrack Obama for President.

Schram says, "The basic idea is for kids to hang out with someone that they normally would not hang out with; getting to know someone they might not otherwise even talk with."

Sounds good, but then the homosexual agenda usually comes in a plain unmarked wrapper.

That is why the American Family Association is opposing the event, and is the target of Schram's wrath.

Why is "Mix It Up At Lunch Day" such a great idea, Ken?

"Because," he says, "it helps kids who are picked on...and bullied..."

Making his stand against bullying, he calls the AFA, "a fringe group of fear-mongering people" who would "exert their influence to try to squelch efforts aimed at helping kids..."

Actually they are not a "fringe" group and they are not "fear mongering." However, they are very opposed to the event. And the advancement of the homosexual agenda in public school classrooms.

Here's why they are opposed and what you should know as a parent about who is behind the "Day."

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

11-Year-Old Girl Changes A Face In History



With the political campaign in full swing and the second of three presidential debates scheduled for tonight, I thought you, as I did, would find this story charming. Politics should always be about substance---right? Well, sometimes style has a little to do with it as well.
Eleven year old Grace Bedell wrote a letter to a presidential candidate about his personal appearance and how he could improve it and improve his chance to win the election.

He responded with a hand written note.

The exchange will make you smile. Even if you are a far left Democrat.

Monday, October 15, 2012

John Koster--Paul Ryan, Define "Extremism"

"Extremism" seems to be the "new truth" of the secular progressives---becoming a tool more used than the old, new truth of "tolerance."

As the marker for "normal" continues to be moved further and further toward perversion, deviant behavior and barbarism, "extremism" is constantly being redefined.

The word extreme or extremism is showing up more consistently in news stories than in the recent past. And it is most often attached to a conservative who believes in traditional values.

Wikipedia, for example, says that extremism is "an ideology or political act far outside the perceived political center of a society."

"Perceived" is the key word. It is the hinge on which the definition of extreme swings.

The media has referred to both WA Congressional candidate John Koster and VP candidate Paul Ryan as "extreme."

Extreme compared to what?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Obama-Biden, The Hollow Men

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Last night, the Vice President did his best to resuscitate President Obama after his mile high melt down debate performance in Denver. But it's hard to do. The President is becoming a very hard sell. His debate performance reflected his policy performance.

The man who coined the phrase, that has now become a bumper sticker, "Osama Bin Laden is dead--General Motors is alive" probably defined a new low in American politics. His demeanor was the story of the evening. And all of his antics could not cover the failures of this administration.

The bumper sticker has slipped.

Joe Biden smirked, laughed, mocked, snorted, was condescending, arrogant and disrespectful toward Paul Ryan, the moderator and the American people who were watching on television. Was he trying to laugh off America's problems? Or simply diminish Mr. Ryan? He pointed his pen in the face of the moderator, when she challenged him, even though she bailed him out on several issues by moving away from Ryan's comments.

Biden's demeanor suggested hollow leadership. Lack of substance.

Joe Biden's performance defined bullying. Paul Ryan's performance defined respect. And a command of the facts.

Biden was so irritating, even CNN's far left liberal Piers Morgan tweeted, "Joe, seriously, STOP SMIRKING. This is serious stuff. Be Vice-Presidential."

Thursday, October 11, 2012

So-Called "Marriage Equality" Activists Are Sounding The Alarm

There is a smile---in some cases a smirk on the faces of many who pushed through legislation to redefine marriage in Washington State.

And why not?

Last month SurveyUSA showed the state at 38% Reject R-74 and 56% Support R-74.

Remember:

Reject R-74 = Preserve or Protect Marriage.

Approve R-74 = Redefine marriage or legalize homosexual "marriage."

A more recent Elway Poll shows, 37% Reject R-74 and 51% Approve. Those seeking to redefine marriage have raised almost 5 times more money than those seeking to protect it.

With less than 30 days before election day, those seeking to redefine marriage have it in the bag. Right?

Everyone on that side isn't smiling or smirking.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Big Bird to President Obama: Get Off My Back

During last week's debate, Mitt Romney said he would, as president, cut funding to PBS, even though he likes Big Bird, because he will not continue to borrow money from China to pay for such things.

President Obama seized the moment.

Lacking anything more substantive, President Obama jumped on Big Bird's back, thinking he could get some political mileage out of the ride.

Faster than the speed of sound, the Obama campaign transformed the Big Bird moment into a political ad---a hard hitting ad that mocks Romney and invokes the names of "Bernie Madoff. Ken Lay. Dennis Kozlowski. Criminals. Gluttons of Greed" the ad says.

Now Big Bird has a message for President Obama:

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

JC Penney Starts Over---Again

Earlier this year, 110 year old JC Penney launched a well publicized campaign with homosexual activist Ellen DeGeneres as the face and voice of the new JCP.

They called it, "A Lifestyle Campaign." A re-branding---an outreach to this generation.

This past Mother's Day and Father's Day they ran ads featuring homosexual couples with children to cash in on the normalization of homosexuality. You know, the "new Black."

Not Working.

Ellen DeGeneres has not been featured in any of their ads since April.

Their stock prices have plunged and their same store sales have posted double digit declines.

Monday, October 08, 2012

WA Lawyers Protest Mandatory Support of Redefining Marriage

Christian and conservative lawyers in Washington State are taking action against the Washington State Bar Association.

It is mandatory that all lawyers who wish to practice law in Washington State, be current, dues paying members of the WSBA. The WSBA has recently taken a position on marriage that is unacceptable and contrary to that of Christian conservative members and a growing number of them are taking action against their association.

Here's what has happened and what Christian, conservative, principled lawyers are doing about it.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Same-Sex "Marriage" TV Ads--What's Missing?

I was watching endless same-sex "marriage" ads on KOMO 4 the other night, when it occurred to me that something is missing. Something that should be central to their message.

With this in mind, I began looking at ads online that are running nonstop in Washington and elsewhere, where marriage is on the ballot.

Same conclusion.

Maybe I'm missing something or simply didn't put my eyes in the right place, but I concluded there is one very important element missing from the ads they are spending millions of dollars to put on your TV, and to influence your thinking.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Romney Rises, Obama Wilts

Most who read my blog know Mitt Romney was not my personal first choice for the Republican nominee.

For a number of reasons, I preferred someone else.

However, last night Mitt Romney rose in the minds of many. Romney showed an unusual grasp of the facts and the problems we are facing in our country. And the solutions to those problems. He appeared to be the President, while Obama appeared to be the candidate.

Romney was sharp. Obama was dull, uncomfortable, unsure, reminding me of an unwatered plant in mid summer.

Wilting.

Romney gave Obama a seminar on the economy. Romney the teacher. Obama the student. America (60,000,000 watching on television) the observer and the benefactor.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Assemblies of God Calls Nation to Pray and Vote

Dr. George O. Wood, national superintendent of the Assemblies of God, which has 65 million members and adherents worldwide says, "Our nation faces unprecedented crises. Let's not misuse our freedom by failing to vote on Election Day. Jesus called the church to be salt and light in the world and one of the ways to do this is by voting."

Wood is calling Christians to "prayerfully and carefully" consider the candidates and the issues in the national election.

And he gives some instruction as to how to vote.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Seattle Times on Marriage: Wrapped as a Gift in the Guise of "News"

Under the guise of "news," the Times is doing it again---presenting a story as "news" when it is, well, you decide.

News stories are more helpful than op-ed articles. And they are said to be different. Unrelated. Unbiased.

The people who are working to redefine marriage are running with the recent article, advancing a narrative of fear and urgency, using the story as confirmation and fuel.

Within minutes after Lornet Turnbull's Seattle Times' story was out, the marriage redefiners were quoting and referencing the story, saying, "If we're going to preserve the freedom to marry this November, we need to have resources to answer all the nasty ads on the way. Please contribute now..."

Not only was this story a good vehicle for same-sex "marriage" advocates' fund raising, but was directed at anyone who may still be undecided on the issue of redefining marriage.

Loving, caring people vs. nasty, intolerant people.

Wrapped as a gift in the guise of "news."

Monday, October 01, 2012

Who is Responsible for the Gay "Marriage" Law in WA?

Larry Stickney and I were talking about some of our experiences with R-71 while having lunch the other day. That naturally led to a conversation about R-74 and the WA Legislature's vote to redefine marriage.

Who is responsible for this law?

Those who opposed and undermined R-71? Ed Murray? Or conservatives and people of faith who simply were not pro-active soon enough? Or does redefining marriage really reflect the true sentiments and beliefs of the state?

Here's the names of those who made it happen.