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Media bias part 4,987 — Let’s see, if it is bad that Dick Cheney defends the Bush administration by correcting Obama’s errors and the media considers that some sort of break with the alleged tradition of Presidents and VPs not criticizing subsequent administrations, where were they with unhinged Al Gore?

Federal hate crimes bill destroys civil liberties and constutional protections — This is a tragic consequence of the Leftist mentality that they must shut down any speech they disagree with.  It is rampant on college campuses and coming soon to a country near you.

Obama is on the direct path to socialized healthcare and the elimination of private options.  Good thing for us that some of his minions made the mistake of telling the truth a little too early.

Fun video about Capitalist Hugs (Hat tip: Stop the ACLU)

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Marshall Art has a good post on torture.  My $0.02 is that people can have some honest debates about whether waterboarding qualifies as torture.  But what is interesting about Obama’s soon-to-backfire political approach of appeasing the far Left is that the more the facts come out the worse the Democrats will look (i.e., those who knew of the waterboarding).

Side note: I find it endlessly interesting that virtually all the people who scream “Oh, the humanity” over waterboarding a few terrorists are equally zealous about advancing unlimited abortion “rights.” 

Quick quiz: Would you rather be waterboarded or crushed and dismembered without anesthetic?  I’ll take the former.

Barack Obama and the CIA: why does President Pantywaist hate America so badly? — A UK journalist sees what half of America doesn’t. 

Obama’s problem is that he does not know who the enemy is. To him, the enemy does not squat in caves in Waziristan, clutching automatic weapons and reciting the more militant verses from the Koran: instead, it sits around at tea parties in Kentucky quoting from the US Constitution. Obama is not at war with terrorists, but with his Republican fellow citizens. He has never abandoned the campaign trail.

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President Pantywaist’s recent world tour, cosying up to all the bad guys, excited the ambitions of America’s enemies. Here, they realised, is a sucker they can really take to the cleaners. His only enemies are fellow Americans.

Albert Mohler on the homosexual agenda — He gets it right: You have to abandon the authority of scripture before following and advancing the homosexual agenda as so many “Christians” do.

Courage is far too rare in many Christian circles. This explains the surrender of so many denominations, seminaries, and churches to the homosexual agenda. But no surrender on this issue would have been possible, if the authority of Scripture had not already been undermined.

For your viewing pleasure: Stephen Crowder on Perez Hilton

“There is no homosexual agenda!”

Uh, except for this one, that the gay lobby, the mainstream media, the entertainment industry and liberal “Christians” follow to the letter.  I encourage you to read and share the whole article.  As much as its proponents try to deny there is an agenda, the truth is there for all to see.

Some samples:

On “hate crimes” laws: “Hate Crime laws are just the beginning. Once those are passed either federally or in all 50 states, begin campaign to eliminate homophobia entirely.”

As seen recently with the Miss USA Pageant, they define “homophobia” as even the mildest disagreement with their views.  Calling someone a “dumb b*tch” and later wishing you had called her the “c” word is OK in Liberal-land, but agreeing with Obama that marriage is for a man and a woman is unforgivable, you hateful bigots!

And as always, the real homophobes are those who are so scared of the homosexual lobby that they abandon their common sense, their morals and their God rather than get called a name.  Eek!

On “hate thoughts” and “hate speech” laws: “Homophobic inclinations alone, even without any actions, should be criminal and punishable to the full extent of the law.”

This is the inevitable conclusion of “hate crimes” laws.

On influencing public policy: “Make sure that gay representation permeates every level of governance.”

On “same-sex marriage”:“Demand the institution and then wreck it. James Dobson was right about our evil intentions. We just plan to be quicker than he thought.”

Hey, at least they were honest on that one.

On “gays” in the Church: “Reclaim Jesus. He was a Jewish queer to begin with, and don’t let anyone forget it.”

I doubt that will be very effective when they face him one day.  And they will face him one day.  I seriously pray that they repent and believe before then.

More of their strategy:

Kirk and Madsen summarized their approach this way:

• Portray gays as victims, not as aggressive challengers.

• Give potential protectors a just cause.

• Make gays look good.

• Make victimizers look bad.

Sadly, theological liberals execute that approach all day, every day.  What tools.  All the varieties of pro-gay theology are horribly flawed.

Gays can undermine the moral authority of homo-hating churches over less fervent adherents by portraying [them] as antiquated backwaters, badly out of step … with the latest findings of psychology. Against the atavistic tug of ‘Old Time Religion’ one must set the mightier pull of science and public opinion. … Such an ‘unholy’ alliance has already worked well in America against the churches, on such topics as divorce and abortion. … [T]hat alliance can work for gays.

I expect it from the media and entertainment industries, but not from “Christians.”  People like Tony Campolo try to blame authentic Christians for addressing the issue and say that we should just focus on our own sins.  He completely misses the point, but it is a clever way to avoid the topic while the homosexual agenda rolls on.

Again, this isn’t about bashing gays as individuals.  I know plenty of gays and we get along well.  We don’t need to convert them from a particular sin before sharing the Gospel any more than we’d require anyone else to be sin-free before they get to hear the Good News.  But as a political issue, we should stand up for the truth. 

Don’t be fools, people.  Recognize what the agenda is and speak up!

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Good rebuttal to the Zeitgeist movie that denies Christianity and advances silly 9/11 conspiracy theories.

Greg Koukl points out the irrationality of evolutionists celebrating Earth Day 

No locust swarm stops short of denuding a field because it ought to “leave a bit for the crickets.  After all, we all have a right to be here.”  The logic of naturalism and the rules of evolution dictate human beings rape our environment, just as everything else does, not protect  it.

The moral obligations underpinning Earth Week activities simply do not follow from the naturalistic world view that embraces Darwinism.  It follows, rather, from a theistic world view in which God has created man as unique and given him responsibility over the Earth to care for it.  Earth Week makes sense for Christians, not for Darwinists.

Gardasil Moms: If one of those 32 dead girls or women was your daughter. . . — I wouldn’t rush out and get the vaccine for your girls just yet.

The Hidden Curriculum — “What do people learn from you about the Christian life? Sometimes it’s what you never intended to teach.”

Questions for Obama supporters — my favorite:

Obama was asked, “At what point does a baby get human rights?” His response: “. . . answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade.” Based on his leadership in opposition to the Illinois Born Alive Infants Protection Act, Obama has demonstrated that he believes that a baby gets human rights at an unspecified time AFTER he or she is born.  My question to liberals: is infanticide acceptable?

Alonzo Rachel (aka Zo) speaking at the Sacramento Tea Party protest

The free-loader effect

The Pugnacious Irishman has a good piece on the problems of socialism and the free-loader effect.  Here’s an excerpt from a piece he analyzes:

. . . people are flawed and, outside of a family, a religious order, or a small group of friends, they will not continually work hard for the ‘greater good’ if they do not receive the fruits of that work themselves. As an economics major in college, I learned that this theory had a name: ‘the free-loader effect’. It is the natural tendency of people to do less and less work when they realize that they won’t see a proportionate increase in what they can get for it.

That concept is foundational to human nature but Liberals deny it again and again.  Unfortunately, it is a spectacularly expensive lesson that they keep re-learning.

Once when teaching a Junior Achievement class where the exercise was to create a society on a fictional deserted island, a 7th grade girl was adamant that people who did extra work should not get extra food or supplies.  I gave her several attempts to reconsider her position but she held fast.

At the end of the class I was passing out candy to everyone.  I gave the same amount to everyone since the class as a whole was well behaved enough that day (I’m such a Liberal!).  But guess who insisted — with all sincerity — that she should get extra candy because she participated more than others?  Yep, our resident Communist.  I kindly pointed out the inconsistency to her.  Hopefully the lesson sunk in.

Socialism and Communism just don’t work, people.  You can prove it in a Junior Achievement class or you can study history, but you don’t have to look far for the evidence.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before . . .

Planned Parenthood was caught on video for the sixth time for committing the felony of covering up sexual abuse.

It should have only taken one or perhaps two of these videos to generate Congressional action and a full-scale media investigation.  But no one on the Left seems to care!  I have never seen one Planned Parenthood proponent speak out against these serial felonies.

The alleged 14 year old was quickly and clearly encouraged to lie to cover up a relationship with a 31 year old.  This isn’t some rogue volunteer.  She had a clear script to work from and reflexively and unflinchingly gave her advice. 

What is so amazing is how brazen Planned Parenthood is on this topic.  They obviously aren’t even trying to stop it.  They were caught on audio doing the same thing years ago, yet here we are.

Watch it all.

Hat tip: Self Evident Truths

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Contrary to the conventional wisdom, violence hasn’t primarily stemmed from religion but against religion (the Roman Empire, Russia, China, etc.).  Read about the incredible violence in France in 1793.

Is it OK for Christians to marry non-Christians? — Short answer: No.  Click the link for a great story and conclusion:

The level of influence of a significant other in a non-platonic relationship greatly impacts your ability to achieve the vocational task that the Lord has set for you. My recommendation is to avoid engaging in any romantic relationship in which self-sacrificial service to the Lord is not the main focus. And remember, physical contact greatly reduces your ability to make objective evaluations.

Today, Christians treat the Christian life as a hobby that we engage in for our benefit. And this includes romantic relationships. One way of screening prospective mates is by assessing how well prepared they are to defend the Lord’s reputation, when it is called into question. An authentic Christian should care enough to have prepared to defend God’s existence and character in public.

The Folks At The Dallas Tea Party Are A Bunch Of Racist Whites! — Uh, except that they were not.  CNN and Janeane Garafalo must not have heard about this gathering.  Oh, they dislike President Obama, but because of his awful policies and not his skin color. 

Managing money in a financial crisis: Great advice from Randy Alcorn and others.