Archive for November 9th, 2005

San Francisco voters approve handgun ban

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Voters approved ballot measures to ban handguns in San Francisco and urge the city’s public high schools and college campuses to keep out military recruiters.
The gun ban prohibits the manufacture and sale of all firearms and ammunition in the city, and makes it illegal for residents to keep handguns in their homes or businesses.

Although law enforcement, security guards and others who require weapons for work are exempt from the measure, current handgun owners would have to surrender their firearms by April.

This type of thing makes me really angry. The Constitution of the United States of America says this:

Amendments to the Constitution:
Article 2:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

It doesn’t say …keep and bear Arms, except handguns, or …keep and bear Arms, except in municipalities where they choose to restrict what type of firearm may be kept.

Why can’t people see that it’s not guns that kill people, but people who kill people?

Hey, I’ve got an idea, why don’t we take the criminals we catch and lock them up in jails for a really long time? Why don’t we let law-abiding citizens keep their guns and then these criminals won’t be sure who may be able to shoot back and who won’t, so they might think twice about breaking into a house to rob it or hurt it’s inhabitants?

I challenge anyone who reads this to make a study of the cities and countries who have passed gun conrtol and look at what their violent crime statistics have done. Get back to me on what you find. I already know the answer, but the exercise will be good for you.

By the way, if you do live in San Francisco, here is a graphic you can post on the windows of your house. It keeps the criminals from becoming confused. Good Luck, SF!!

Archaeologists decry Wakf ‘renovation’

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

The “occupiers” of Temple Mount in Jerusalem are once again attempting to erase all evidence that the Jewish Temple was located there well before any mosque were built.
I can’t understand why the Israeli authorities even allow the Wakf to stay there, let alone destroy evidence of the Jewish Temple and inflame muslims to riot, blow themselves up and kill innocent people.

Here’s a quick history lesson for those who can’t or won’t study how the muslims really got there:

According to history, recorded by islamic scholars, dome of the rock, was built in 691 AD with the el aksa mosque built in 701 AD.
Mohammed was born in 570 AD.
Omar was the one who had the buildings constructed on that site well after mohammed died.
The Jewish Temple in one form or another had existed at that site for at least several hundred years BC, according to secular history as well as being reported in the Bible.

The muslims will try to tell you that there was a mosque at that location since Adam. They will also try to tell you that Adam was 90 feet tall. You figure out who you want to believe.

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Explosions rock hotels in Jordan

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

And once again, there goes the religion of peace (RoP) killing innocent people.

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Explosions rocked three hotels in the Jordanian capital late Wednesday, killing at least 18 people, injuring more than 120 and sending ambulances screaming across downtown.

Of course the MSM (main stream media) will refuse to call these people “terrorist” (which they are) and instead bestow them with titles like “insurgents” or “freedom fighters” (which they are not). Or do they have some other non-word to call them since they are not killing innocent people in Iraq this time?

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‘Exit Strategy’ Idea May Be Catching On Among Southern Baptists

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

In our sex orientated society, the homosexual lifestyle is pressed into almost every aspect of our lives. From the court decision that parents have no say in what their children are taught about sex in school to TV programs and sitcoms almost being required to have a “gay” character as part of the cast, our society push these ideas on our children constantly.
It is good that some religious groups still have the courage to preach God’s word accurately and oppose this very un-Biblical worldly view.

(AgapePress) – A Christian education resolution considered by the Southern Baptist Convention earlier this year — and eventually passed in modified form — seems to have ignited a fire under Christian leaders in several states. Associations of Southern Baptists in as many as 28 states have now introduced measures warning of pro-homosexual policies and material in public schools, and calling on parents to get involved in protecting their children from that influence.

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Japan Scrambles Fighters 30 Times to Repel Chinese

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

I’ve often wondered where China sits in end time prophecy. They don’t seem to be afraid of making anyone mad at them and with their complete lack of regard for their population, I could see where they wouldn’t be against starting a conflict if they thought the world would not turn against them.
Now let me elaborate. Having the world actually against something or someone means more then passing usless U.N. resolutions condeming their actions.
I think we need to continue to keep an eye on this part of the world.

Matthew 24:6 (New International Version)

“You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.”

Book Review: This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness by Frank Peretti

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Sometimes I find a book that I just can’t put down and this was one of them.
Actually two of Frank Peretti’s novels, This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness bound into one cover, these action packed books bring the Lord’s angels to earth in defense of His Saints against Satan’s dark forces.
Well written and full of action, suspense and intrigue, Peretti will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page is turned.
Peretti also offers the message of salvation as part of his stories.
I truely recommend reading this book.

Iran offers to probe French riots

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Apparently the peace loving international diplomats in Iran feel that they need to look into the cause of the French riots.
Look folks, you have to be fair here. Just how many riots do they have in Iran?
Of course you have to overlook the fact that everyone capable of rioting has either been executed or jail, but why should that matter.
Of course the one country you would want to investigate possible human rights violations is one of the biggest, if not the biggest offenders in the world!!
Go for it France. At least you would be consistent.

Texas Voters Approve Ban on Gay Marriage

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Well, I kind of figured this would come to pass. Texas is pretty conservative and since we’ve even seen liberal states pass the same kind of legislation, it was pretty much a forgone conclusion.
Ben Rast made the comment to my post below that it will only be a matter of time before it ends up in court. I agree with that completely.
I hope that maybe our courts down here will have more sense then the other courts who have addressed this issue.
What makes me confused is that the courts are supposed to uphold the constitution. We voted to amend the Texas State Constitution to include this. At a state level, there should be no way for them to declare this unconstitutional.
Guess they’ll have to go Federal…

Verse of the Day

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

“Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. ”- Isaiah 1:18

Today’s passage is from the New International Version.

Courtesy of BibleGateway.Com