Roundup

Now here is a good use of taxpayer funds (seriously, we need more humor like this):

Hat tip: Biblical Christianity

That is almost as good as this old favorite:

Abortionist distraught over killing wrong twin — He would have been fine if he had done it “right” and killed the child with Down Syndrome.  Such moral schizophrenia.

From the “I am not making this up category” comes unisex restrooms for public schools.

Transgender students must be allowed access to the bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity or expression or, if they prefer, to existing single-stall bathrooms.

Christian “music star” now lesbian — I might have put the quotes around Christian instead of music star, but whatever.  Sadly, she trotted out the lame shellfish argument, which is full of holes but is appealing to many because so few bother to study the passages. I address five serious problems with it in flaws of the shellfish argument.  I am so tired of the deliberate ignorance people use to distort Christianity and teach whatever they like.  It isn’t that hard to study the Bible.

She wants to dismiss Leviticus 18:22 (You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination), so does that mean the verses before and after are outdated as well? (“You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. . . .  And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is perversion.)

Obama’s back-alley healthcare — not enough doctors, forcing un-qualified people to administer care, etc.

Why would any church have Shelby Spong speak there, let alone “preach?”  Sadly, a United Methodist church is having him do just that.

A controversial bishop who denies belief in a personal deity will speak at a Madison church on Sunday. Retired Episcopal Church Bishop John Shelby Spong will lecture on the divinity of Christ at First United Methodist Church.

Spong, who has denied the deity of Christ as well as his bodily resurrection and virgin birth, plans to give two lectures on April 10th, as well as preach on April 11th. His views contradict the teachings of the United Methodist Church and of all traditional churches.

Bishop Spong’s former diocese in the northern half of New Jersey shrunk by 40 percent under his helm, a pattern of decline typical of ultra liberal churches.

What do you call an organization that brings in someone to speak on the divinity of Christ who doesn’t believe in the divinity of Christ?!  Non-Christian.

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    1. I’ll have to check that out.

      FWIW, I don’t know how anyone could debate Spong, since he believes nothing, how can he provide a counter-point to anything at all?

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  1. Hi Neil,
    I’m afraid I’ve never heard of this “music star” either. One thing for certain, she certainly does have the biblical knowledge of most “music stars.” So in that regard, she fits the category well.
    Blessings

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    1. I saw her open for the band that opened for Phil Keaggy back in the late 80’s early 90’s. She definably had a Melissa Ethridge/Alanis Morrissette vibe back in the day. She’s been out of sight for a long time. I’m going to say that “star” is not the best way to describe her. But she was/is fairly talented.

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  2. I am constantly amazed that someone can “turn” lesbian or gay, but no one is allowed to convert to heterosexuality. Seems those on the other side of the street only want it their way.

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    1. She didn’t just “decide” she was gay. She’s been in a relationship for eight years. The only thing she just decided to do was tell her public.

      Homosexuals who grow up in Christian homes are often told their whole lives that the feelings they are born with are unnatural, and it takes time for them to come to their senses, and risk proclaiming their feelings to their family. The rest just live a lie, and often kill themselves.

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      1. Ryan,
        I confess I haven’t paid much attention to this latest “conversion”. The most prominent one in recent times was Meredith Baxter Birney. In all the press about her announcement, there was no mention of her feeling pressured by family or church.

        She was married (to men) three times and had five children. Was she simply repressing her feelings? She says it was a “later-in-life recognition.”

        Why can’t homosexuals have a “later-in-life recognition” that they were heterosexual all along and just confused?

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      2. It’s quite simple. When the large majority of the population is heterosexual, it’s quite easy to repress feelings that are not similar to those of your peers.

        Being homosexual also makes it more difficult to have a family, so many people with dreams of raising children will tend to repress homosexual feelings.

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      3. So, Ryan, are you saying that everyone who “comes out” was homosexual to start with and repressed their feelings? if so, isn’t it possible that some people acted homosexual and repressed feelings of heterosexuality?

        I guess my focus is on those who see people “coming out”, but not people “going in”. They completely ignore the power of groups like Exodus International.

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      4. Glad to know you know the intimate details of this woman’s upbringing and sexuality. Wow.

        What about a gal I know? She was hetero. Then homo. Now is back to hetero. Oh, and she’s never even step foot into a church building.

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      5. Lonewolf, I really don’t know much, just what her publicist says. And I didn’t say anything about the church impact. My point is simply this – some people have a late-in-life discovery or conversion or whatever you want to call it and “decide”/announce that they are gay/lesbian. However, when someone has a late in life discover/conversion/whatever and decide/announce that they are hetero, the gay/lesbian community denounces it. Says it can’t be done.

        I’m glad you know someone who has “gone straight”. You make my point for me. Seems if you can go one way, you ought be to able to go the other way just as easily.

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      6. I don’t think I mentioned anything specific about this person. I don’t know anything that was not in the news story. My second paragraph was generalized from knowledge I have from specific people I know very well.

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  3. Transgender students must be allowed access to the bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity or expression or, if they prefer, to existing single-stall bathrooms.

    I guess you who’ll be paying for these, right? The only good thing is that this will create jobs… 🙂

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  4. It isn’t a shock to me that the United Methodist would allow Spong to speak. It’s been my experience that many of the United Methodist folks, that I’ve run across, pretty much swing toward universalism.

    And many I’ve spoke with often don’t except a literal hell, in whatever form that it might be portrayed.

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  5. After reading one of Spong’s books I finally understood why, in the past, some books were burned.

    Sometimes the world’s just better off that way.

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