Archive for November 15th, 2005

Democrats Hypocrisy Exposed

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

President Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld have recently lashed back at Democratic leaders in Congress who, in spite of initially supporting war against Iraq based on the same intelligence available to President Bush, are now “rewriting” history and claiming that Bush lied to get us into this war. The Republicans have put together a video montage that will make your irony meter peg out. Entitled “Democrats: Dishonest On Iraq”, this video will leave you shaking your head. Hypocrisy, thy name is Reid/Clinton/Kerry/Edwards/Pelosi etc.

Car bomb explodes outside KFC in Pakistan, three dead

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

A car bomb blew up a KFC in Karachi, Pakistan. The blast left three dead and more than a dozen wounded. While PeTA has not been ruled out as the source of the blast, it seems that Islamic terrorists are the most likely culprit. Again. And again. How many people have to be blown up before it’s okay to stop calling Islam a religion of peace? It’s a religion of pieces.

Agreement Reached on Gaza Borders; Israel Concedes – Again!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice burned the midnight oil to broker a deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on Gaza checkpoints and port access. Under the new deal, Israel has agreed to open certain border checkpoints, turning over control to the Palestinian Authority and a European contingent. Bus convoys will be allowed to travel in and out of Gaza. In addition, the Palestinians get a brand new seaport. In exchange, the Palestinian Authority agreed to.. umm… well, not really anything. They get a big benefit, but all they have to do is to really give controlling terrorism the old college try. Anyone holding their breath? Don’t. PA Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas has shown himself to be impotent when it comes to reining in Hamas. He can’t do it. And when it comes to bus convoys, we all know that Hamas has yet to find a bus they don’t want to blow up. A seaport would be very handy for shipping in all sorts of weapons from Arab nations who would love to see Hamas smear Israel. Like the Gaza pullout, this move is a feather in the cap of the Bush administration, but the only winner will prove to be Hamas. The terrorism will continue. Israel will pay the price.

ACLU Slashes at Crosses and Bristles at Bible Tax Exemption

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

With Christmas approaching, you’d think the Anti-Christian Lawyers Union (ACLU) would have their hands full. After all, I’m sure there are school Christmas plays or community Nativity Scenes that merit the wrath of the ACLU. However, it seems that they have time for extra cases this year. On one hand, they’ve agreed to represent the lone nutcase in Las Cruces, New Mexico, who is offended by the three crosses on the city’s seal. The name Las Cruces means “the crosses”, so the symbolism on the seal is quite appropriate. So in spite of the fact that the overwhelming majority of Las Cruces residents like the seal the way it is, the ACLU is going to fight it. You can bet the next step will be a suit to try to force the city to change its name to something less Christian.

As if that weren’t enough, the ACLU is also targeting a Georgia law that exempts the Bible from sales tax.

Acting on behalf of a seller of spiritual books, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit arguing that a Georgia law exempting the Bible from sale taxes is discriminatory and should be extended to all publications dealing with the meaning of life.

“If they’re not taxing someone’s holy scriptures, they shouldn’t be taxing anyone’s,” said Candace Apple, who owns the Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs. “I’m not willing to stand at the counter and tell someone, `Oh, sorry, your religion is wrong.'”

Apple and Thomas Budlong, former president of the Georgia Library Association, sued in federal court on Monday, contending the tax break as written is unconstitutional. Georgia Revenue Department spokesman Charles Willey had no comment Tuesday.

Isn’t it plain to everyone that the ACLU is NOT about protecting everybody’s civil liberties? They’re all about attacking the civil liberties of Christians. They have to dig pretty hard to find someone with the standing to sue that they can represent in some of these cases.

Presbyterians Ordain Openly Gay Minister

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

The constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) states that ordained ministers must practice fidelity if married, or chastity if not married. This sounds fair enough to me, and quite biblical. However, it seems that some Presbyterians are biblically illiterate.

Raymond Bagnuolo was ordained Sunday at South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and is serving as pastor of the Palisades Presbyterian Church. During the ceremony, when asked if he would abide by the church’s constitution, Bagnuolo said yes — except for a measure that says ministers must practice fidelity if married and chastity if single.

Mr. Bagnuolo is quite open about the fact that he engages in sex outside of marriage with men. This violates the PCUSA constitution. However, some corners of the Presbyterian Church prefer homosexuality over orthodoxy, and Mr. Bagnuolo found one of those corners. The PCUSA is just one of many large “mainstream” denominations who are compromising biblical truth to an extent that it seems they’re trying to force God to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.

Verse of the Day

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6 (New International Version).

Courtesy of BibleGateway.Com