Archive for December, 2005

God’s Grace

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

2 Peter 1:2 New International Version (NIV)

Hannity igniting revolt against left-wing profs

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

Anyone who feels left wing indoctrination is not rampant on our college campuses needs to realize that it is. Conservative students are routinely shouted down and made fun of for expressing their views. The colleges are hotbeds of liberalism.

College students bombarded with the personal political views of their professors are being urged by talk-show host Sean Hannity to fight back with hard evidence of purported indoctrination.
“All you college kids out there, check your state laws, check your campus laws,” said Sean Hannity on his national radio program.
“Get your little tape recorders if legal, and I want you to start recording these left-wingers. Bring it to this program and we’ll start airing it every single time on this program. I’m sick of this indoctrination. I’m sick of this left-wing propaganda.”
Hannity’s call to action comes in the wake of the case of Rebecca Beach, a 19-year-old freshman at
Warren County Community College in Washington, N.J., who, as WorldNetDaily first reported, was sharply rebuked by an English professor for her announcement of a campus program featuring decorated Iraq war hero Lt. Col. Scott Rutter.
In an
e-mail from professor John Daly to Beach, Daly wrote: “Real freedom will come when soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors.”
He also said he would ask his students to boycott the event and vowed “to expose [her] right-wing, anti-people politics until groups like [Rebecca’s] won’t dare show their face on a college campus.”
“That’s free and open exchange of ideas and opinions on a college campus,” Hannity commented sarcastically. “That’s really cultivating freedom of thought.”
WND broke the news that
Daly submitted his resignation Tuesday just moments before an emergency meeting by the college’s board of trustees to decide his fate.
But according to Hannity, the resignation is not the end of the case, saying, “This ought to be the beginning.”

Read the rest here.

Christians accused of homophobia

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

In the U.K. one can be investigated for voicing an opinion about the homosexual agenda. If the authorities feel a “hate crime” has taken place, the person(s) can be jailed. Here is the story of a Christian couple who voiced their opinion to the local government.

A retired couple were accused of being homophobic after they sent a letter to their local council objecting to what they saw as its pro-gay stance.
Joe Roberts 73, and his wife Helen, 68, of Fleetwood, Lancashire, wrote to Wyre Borough Council complaining at their bid to promote awareness of gay issues.
The devout Christians said the council was “pandering” to minority groups and said they felt discriminated against.
Police questioned the couple but decided no crime had been committed.
The pair had questioned the council’s bid to improve equality, part of which would see gay lifestyle magazines distributed around staff areas.
If gay people made the decision not to think gay, they would not act gay
Joe RobertsMr Roberts had asked if the council would display Christian leaflets, and was told all applications would be considered, but nothing that would offend minority groups would be approved.
He said in his letter: “If gay people made the decision not to think gay, they would not act gay.
“Whatever they are giving their attention to will eventually mould them into its image.”
A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “As a matter of routine, a police officer attended an address in Fleetwood to make further inquiries and to establish whether any crime had been or was likely to be committed.
“As a result of those inquiries, words of suitable advice were given and we will not be taking any further action.
“Hate crime is a very serious matter and all allegations must be investigated thoroughly.”
A council spokeswoman added: “We received a telephone call and letter from Mr and Mrs Roberts.
“Some of the wording in the letter was clearly inappropriate and so it was decided to consult the police on suitable action.”

How long do you think it will be before that can happen over here? How long will it be before quoting the Bible will be considered a “hate crime”?

FIRE: California School Curtails Christian Students’ First Amendment Rights

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

More from the liberal left in the education system.

(AgapePress) – A spokesman for the advocacy group known as the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) says California State University at San Bernardino is discriminating against a Christian student group in a way that has become all too common on college campuses across the United States.
California State University – San Bernardino is refusing to recognize a campus Christian Student Association (CSA) for requiring that its members be Christians and adhere to the group’s statements of faith and sexual morality. The university claims that by trying to maintain its evangelical identity, the CSA is discriminating against non-Christians.
However, FIRE’s legal director, Greg Lukianoff, calls the university’s argument absurd. “If you do not share the core beliefs of the group, you do not have the right to join it,” he asserts. “Freedom of association means nothing if you don’t have the right to exclude people who don’t agree with you on the fundamental reason why you associate in the first place.”
Lukianoff says CSU-San Bernardino’s position “just completely turns the idea of discrimination on its head.” And if the CSA sues, he adds, a California court may allow the school to continue misusing its nondiscrimination policy, but federal courts will not.
The CSU-San Bernardino administration is ignoring legal precedents and trampling the CSA members’ constitutional rights, the FIRE spokesman insists. “[T]he university is actually … denying students’ First Amendment freedom of association rights,” he says. “University after university has done this; FIRE has fought cases all over the country.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Mossad chief: Iran two years away at latest from bomb

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

I don’t know if others are worried about this, but we appear to be headed full steam toward’s a nuclear showdown in the gulf region. It will be quite something to see.

“Iran is one to two years away, at the latest, from having enriched uranium,” said Mossad Chief Meir Dagan during his annual report to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee late Tuesday morning.
“From that point, the completion of their nuclear weapon is simply a technical matter. If Iran goes undisturbed, they will reach technical nuclear development independence in the coming months,” said Dagan.
The comments echoed those of IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz, who earlier this month said it is possible that Iran would be able to complete building a bomb as early as 2008 or as far as 2015.
Just last week it was reported in the Jerusalem Post that Iran recently acquired 12 cruise missiles with a range of up to 3,000 kilometers. OC Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Aharon Ze’evi (Farkash) noted the missiles had the ability to carry a nuclear warhead.
Also on Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Iran was undermining Russia’s attempts to engage in dialogue regarding its nuclear program.
Iran had denied on Sunday that it had received from Russia a proposal for moving its uranium enrichment facilities to Russian territory, a compromise Europe is seeking to resolve controversy over Iran’s nuclear program.
Russia announced a day earlier that it had formally put the proposal to Teheran. Iran has so far insisted it would not agree to moving enrichment abroad, and it was not clear if Teheran’s denial was an attempt to gain time without directly rejecting a proposal from Moscow, a longtime ally.
“We have not received any particular plan yet,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told reporters. “It’s quite clear that Iran will positively look at any proposal that recognize right of having nuclear enrichment on its soil.”
Asefi underlined that Iran and Russia enjoy positive mutual relations and understandings in many fields.
Uranium enrichment is a key step in the nuclear process, producing either fuel for a reactor or the material needed for a warhead. The Europeans want enrichment moved to Russia to ensure Iran cannot divert uranium for a weapons program.

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Two-Thirds of Palestinians want al-Qaida to hit West

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

You would think they wouldn’t want to bite the hand that feeds them, but then again, the pali’s have never been very bright. Brain washing goes a long way with them.

A new poll finds 65 percent of Palestinians “support al-Qaida actions in the USA and Europe.”
According to
Palestinian Media Watch, the survey was published by the Palestinian Authority this week.
PMW believes there is such a high percentage of Palestinians that support al-Qaida terrorism partly because of the prevalence of PA broadcasts that call for the killing of “infidels,” or non-Muslims.
Stated the deliverer of a televised sermon last month: “”Destroy the infidels and the polytheists! Your [i.e. Allah’s] enemies are the enemies of the religion. … Count them and kill them to the last one, and don’t leave even one.”
Noted Palestinian Media Watch: “This prayer – clear incitement to the genocide of ‘infidels,’ a term that includes the Christian West – is common from PA religious leaders. Prayers to annihilate all infidels have been included in Friday prayers on PA TV at least six times in recent months.”
Two of the sermons were delivered by Yusuf Jum’a Salamah, PA minister of the Waqf and religion, the most important religious office in the PA, the media watchdog group reported. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was present on at least one of the sermons.
Palestinian leaders calling for the destruction of “infidels” have clearly stated that group includes the United States and the United Kingdom.
“The infidel countries – first and foremost, the USA – have succeeded greatly in tearing our Islamic world apart,” stated Yusuf Abu Sneina on “Voice of Palestine,” Sept. 2.
While Palestinian Authority political leadership does not include incitements to violence in media statements, “Arabic sermons to the Palestinian population, PA religious leaders have been praying for years for the destruction of Western countries,” Palestinian Media Watch noted.

Full-scale terrorist attacks against Israel will resume Jan. 1

Monday, December 26th, 2005

I guess the pali terrorist will never learn. Sad really. Is there a more pathetic group of people in the world?

DEBKAfile reports: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has refused to withdraw the 200 Palestinian security personnel posted in the northern Gaza Strip, so frustrating the Sharon government’s no-go tactic in this region and efforts to curb Qassam attacks. This Palestinian force therefore provides the Qassam missile crews with a protective umbrella against Israeli artillery, which is forced to confine its shelling to vacant land.
Taking part in the Qassam offensive now are the Jihad Islami and factions of the Al Aqsa Brigades backed and paid by the Fatah old guard, led by prime minister Ahmed Qureia, which is now at war with Mahmoud Abbas. If Abbas refuses to postpone the January 25 election – in obedience to their diktat – these groups plus the PRC will re-ignite full-scale attacks on Israel. This is designed to prompt large-scale Israeli retaliation and generate a crisis that precludes voting – and so deprive Hamas of its predicted victory. Their deadline for this ultimatum is Jan. 1. Israel has thus become a hostage to the Palestinian factional war.
Earlier Monday, a Fatah-al Aqsa Brigades spokesman revealed the acquisition of new missiles of 25km range, the first able to reach to points north of Ashkelon. He spoke of creating a Palestinian buffer belt on Israeli territory north of the Gaza Strip

The Candymaker’s Witness

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

A candy maker wanted to make a candy that would be a witness, so he made the Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ.

He began with a stick of pure white hard candy. White to symbolize theVirgin birth and the sinless nature of Jesus, and hard to symbolize the Solid Rock, the foundation of the Church, and the firmness of the promises of God.

The candymaker made the candy in the form of a “J” to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our Savior. It could also represent the staff of the “Good Shepherd” with which He reaches down into the ditches of the world to lift out the fallen lambs who, like all sheep, have gone astray.

Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candymaker stained it with red stripes. He used three small stripes to show the stripes of the scourging Jesus received by which we are healed. The large red stripe was for the blood shed by Christ on the cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life.

Unfortunately, the candy became known as Candy Cane, a meaningless decoration seen at Christmas time. But the meaning is still there for those who “have eyes to see and ears to hear.” I pray that this symbol will again be used to witness To The Wonder of Jesus and His Great Love that came down at Christmas and remains the ultimate and dominant force in the universe today.

Merry Christmas from Jesus is Lord, A Worshipping Christian’s Blog

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Merry Christmas everyone!! May the Lord’s Blessings be on as you celebrate His birth!!

Luke 2 New International Version (NIV)

The Birth of Jesus

1In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register.
4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
The Shepherds and the Angels 8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14″Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

It’s Christmas Eve!!

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Well, just one more day until we celebrate Christ’s Birth!!

Cam Catches Driver Running Over Christmas Display

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

We must be hitting a nerve with the nativity scenes this year. Now the anti-Christians have to resort to driving over them. This is the third story or so that I’ve run across about this going on. (Photo is of our manger scene. -ed.)

Police in Winter Springs, Fla., are searching for the driver of a car caught on a homeowner’s surveillance video camera running over an elaborate Christmas display and Nativity scene.
The surveillance video shows the driver of a light-colored coupe purposely turning off the road and into Mike Ghali’s home located at 1201 Clinging Vine Place, near Winter Springs at about 3 a.m.
Carjacker Steals Christmas ANOTHER: Vandals Destroy Decorations
“I don’t know if it is game or somebody just does not like Christmas,” Ghali said. “Maybe it is the Grinch or Scrooge.”

Ghali said the vandal apparently did not notice his three cameras mounted around his home.
“It is something that I’ve always had on my houses just to be on the safe side,” Ghali said.
Several neighbors were angered over the vandalism to the holiday display.
“Although it was Michael’s property, we as a community feel as though we have all been violated,” Thomas Hanna.
Tire tracks and skid marks remain in Ghali’s yard Friday morning.

Ghali has given the video to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in hopes it will lead to an arrest in the case.
“I want them to get caught,” Ghali said. “I want them to be prosecuted. This should not have happened. Not two days before Christmas.”
If you have any information concerning this crime, you are urged to call Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS.

Red and green elf hats out, ‘magical trees’ in

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

OK, one more time…
The colors red and green are not in the Bible. Elves are not in the Bible. These items do NOT have a religious connotation. None. Zero. Nada. Get it??
So now we can have “magical trees”. Wow, talk about going to the exteme to make sure no one mentions the true meaning of Chirstmas, now let’s introduce satanic rituals in order to make Christmas trees “magical”. Do these people understand just how nuts the rest of the world thinks they are when they do this stuff?

Seeking to ensure there was no association with Christmas, a Massachusetts school barred students from wearing red and green elf hats during its “winter pageant,” one of many cases reported by a public-interest legal group running a campaign to “educate” the educators about religion in public schools.
At Medway Middle School in Medway, Mass., decorated trees also were called “magical trees” and the school pulled a religious song from the program.
Florida-based Liberty Counsel says it has handled scores of similar Christmas cases, including a complaint against Brookwood Forest Elementary School in Birmingham, Ala., where students were asked to create “holiday bags” for their classmates but told they couldn’t include anything religious.
Angels, crosses, or words such as “Noel,” all were banned, Liberty Counsel said.
Also, candy canes were prohibited because they resemble the canes used by the shepherds in the biblical story of the Nativity. Red and green colors and Christmas trees were forbidden as well. Hanukkah dreidels were permitted, however.
In Lewiston, Pa., the Lewiston Elementary School prohibited a kindergarten student from passing out balloons to her classmates during a Christmas party because they contained depictions of biblical scenes, including Noah’s ark and the battle between David and Goliath
A school spokesperson explained the school was attempting “to separate church and state.”
Liberty Counsel said that although it learned of the cases after they occurred, the schools still are subject to legal liability.
The group says it “will make sure that these schools do not commit these same constitutional violations in the future.”
Mathew D. Staver, Liberty Counsel’s president and general counsel, says “educators need to be educated.”
“Students can no longer be treated as prisoners in the war on Christmas,” he said. “Students have the right to celebrate Christmas, especially when they engage in interpersonal communication.”
Staver said treating as “contraband” anything associated with Christmas, such as the colors red and green, is “absurd and insulting.”
“Censoring Christmas is not safe,” he said. “It is unconstitutional.”

As WorldNetDaily reported, the Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund is pressing officials at three public schools and at a retirement community to allow celebration of Christmas.
In Freehold, N.J., for example, Adelphia School officials
replaced the words “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holiday” in the song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” in its Dec. 21 “King Wenceslaus” concert.

Catholic League Denounces Cal State Dept. Head’s Holiday Décor Ban

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

(AgapePress) – The Catholic League is criticizing an administrator at California State University – Sacramento who informed her department that decorations for holidays such as Christmas and the Fourth of July are now banned from the office because they “represent discrimination” and “ethnic insensitivity.”
The Catholic League recently obtained the memo sent out by the school’s Director of the Office of Services to Students With Disabilities, Patricia Sonntag. Sacramento State verified that the holiday decorating ban exists in Sonntag’s department; however, the university called her memo “well intentioned, but misguided.”
But Kiera McCaffrey, communication director for the Catholic League, feels Sonntag has a phony view of tolerance. “What’s really cute is … the end of her memo telling people that they better not have up any decorations — you know, you can’t have up that flag on the Fourth of July — it says, ‘I’m sorry if this offends anyone, but it’s time to start the new year differently,'” McCaffrey says. “So she’s acknowledging that people are going to be offended by this, while at the same time saying that this policy is being implemented in order to avoid offending people.”
The Catholic League spokeswoman calls the ban on holiday decorations “just ridiculous all the way through.” And, she points out, the memo informing Sonntag’s staff of the policy change did not stop at one or two popular holiday observances, but declared that “in order to avoid offending others, they would not display any sort of decorations for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentines, the Fourth of July, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter.”
Moreover, the traditional celebrations Sonntag has deemed off limits are “just off the top of the list, so there could be any number of other holidays included in this ban,” McCaffrey adds. She notes that Sacramento State officials have acknowledged the administrator’s ban, but have distanced themselves from its administrator’s memo.

So who exactly died and left this lib woman in charge anyway? Guess what CSU-Sac? The rest of the country is laughing at you. It’s hard enough to take educators serious these days the way it is, let alone when they do stupid things like this.

Judge Lets Man Change Name to Jesus Christ

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

When are people going to stop being stupid. Never, I guess…

NEW YORK – A Manhattan man’s holiday spirits soared to celestial heights Friday when a judge gave him permission to change his name to Jesus Christ. Jose Luis Espinal, 42, of Washington Heights, said he was “happy” and “grateful” that the judge approved the change, effective immediately. Espinal said he was moved to seek the name change about a year ago when it dawned on him, “I am the person that is that name.”
Espinal, who acted as his own lawyer, got the change approved by Manhattan Civil Court Judge Diane Lebedeff, who said she was “satisfied that this application is neither novel, nor would granting it pose practical problems.”
The judge said name change applications usually are not denied just because the change might cause practical difficulties or be thought unwise, as long as a person with the same name does not object to the proposed change.
She cited a 2001 Utah case in which a man legally changed his name to “Santa Claus” and a Washington, D.C., case earlier this year in which a name change applicant obtained a driver’s license and Social Security card in the name of “Jesus Christ.”
The judge compared those cases with that of actor Peter Lorre’s widow, who objected to a man who said he was the actor’s relative changing his name to “Peter Lorie.”
Though laws differ by jurisdiction, the judge said, there seems to be a nationwide consensus that a name cannot be changed to a number. She cited a South Dakota court ruling against a change to “1069” and a California court rejecting “III” as name.
The judge said she held a hearing in which Espinal, who also uses the last name Tejeda, testified. She said he was aware of the “common law right to assume another name without legal proceedings so long as the change is not made to deceive or perpetrate a fraud or to avoid an obligation” but wanted to go the formal route anyway.
The judge said Espinal’s “reasons were primarily those applicable to his own private religious beliefs and he stated no desire to use his proposed name to secure publicity, to proselytize, to fund-raise or advise others that he had been cloaked by the courts or government with a religious authority.”
Espinal, who is unemployed and unmarried and has no children, said, “This was not done for any reason other than I am that person. You’re dealing with the real deal.”

OK, so if he’s Jesus, I guessed I missed all the signs called out in the Bible. “the real deal”?? What a complete Fake and the judge is the biggest dunce in the word for letting him do it.
I can see this guy on judgment day…Jesus: “So you thought you were me, huh? Big mistake…”.

Christmas battles waged to last minute

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Keep the prayers going!!

Just days before Christmas, a public-interest legal group is pressing officials at three public schools and at a retirement community to allow celebration of the holiday.
The Arizona-based
Alliance Defense Fund wrote a public housing official in Wisconsin demanding the residents of a retirement community be allowed to continue their 15-year tradition of decorating their home for Christmas after the manager reportedly required removal of any religiously themed decorations.
“It’s ridiculous that we’re even debating whether it’s okay to say ‘Merry Christmas’ or put up Christmas decorations in public facilities,” said ADF Senior Counsel Gary McCaleb.
Responding to criticism of the many legal threats and court cases, McCaleb declared, “The attack on Christmas is not a myth.”
“These situations and countless others demonstrate that the fear, intimidation, and disinformation generated by the ACLU and its allies have taken their toll on America,” he said.
ADF said attorneys have sent letters to officials involved in the following situations:
In Maple Shade, N.J., the Maple Shade School District has a
policy against the display of religiously themed items in its holiday decorations.
In Lindenhurst, N.Y., the Lindenhurst Union Free School District agreed with the decision of the principal of Alleghany Avenue Elementary School to reject a nativity scene donated by a parent to a multicultural display in the school’s office area. The display already included a display or decoration for Kwanzaa, a menorah, a Star of David and a decorated tree ().
In Freehold, N.J., Adelphia School officials
replaced the words “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holiday” in the song “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” in its Dec. 21 “King Wenceslaus” concert.
In Monona, Wisc., the
manager of a retirement community that received some government grant money ordered the removal or covering of any religious Christmas decorations, such as those that depicted a nativity scene, angels or the words “Merry Christmas.”
Residents restored their religious decorations after reportedly being told by the foundation that owns the building and by the office of U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold that they should ignore the order and display their decorations. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that administers the government grants has not yet responded.

Christian Attorney Hails Judge’s Decision to Throw Out Nude Bar Owner’s Suit

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

Well, at least Oregon hasn’t repealed the First Amendment yet.

(AgapePress) – An Oregon judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Larry Lacey, owner of a nude bar, against Christian protesters. Earlier this year Club 71, an “adult entertainment” establishment, opened in Sunny Valley, Oregon, despite widespread community disapproval. A group of demonstrators picketed the bar from the time of its opening, engaging in a peaceful protest on a public right of way nearby.
Lacey sued the protestors, seeking $800,000 in damages. However, Josephine County (Oregon) Circuit Court Judge Allen Coon has granted a special motion to strike and dismiss the strip club owner’s lawsuit in the case known as Lacey v. Steel. Moreover, the judge ordered him to pay the defendants’ attorneys fees and expenses, a sum which the defendants’ attorney describes as “substantial.”
Michael DePrimo, senior litigation counselor for the American Family Association
Center for Law & Policy (AFA Law Center), says the lawsuit was nothing more than an attempt to force the demonstrators into surrendering their constitutional rights. “Our clients were always on the public ways,” he notes. “The particular nude bar doesn’t have any sidewalks there, but it is a public right-of-way, and our people were on the side of the road.”
Michael DePrimoDePrimo points out that there are constitutional guidelines for picketing to protest an objectionable establishment or practice, and the Christian activists involved in the Sunny Valley lawsuit did have the law on their side. “They have a First Amendment right to be there to peacefully demonstrate,” he says.
“You cannot picket or demonstrate on private property without the permission of the owner,” DePrimo continues, “but you do have a right to picket on what are called the public ways, which are sidewalks and streets and parks.”
The AFA Law Center attorney adds that, along with picketing and displaying signs, the Christian demonstrators took some other rather creative measures to protest the goings on at Club 71. “In some instances they took photographs of some of the patrons, and they wrote down license plate numbers, and they posted them on a website,” he explains. “This is all speech activity that’s protected by the First Amendment.”
The demonstrators, who are mostly retirees, have been picketing Club 71 and discouraging its patronage since the business opened. The protesters’ website, called “,” states that it exists to fight strip clubs coming into the local community.
DePrimo sees the judge’s ruling in favor of the Christian demonstrators as a major victory for free speech. He says Lacey’s lawsuit was without merit from its inception and was only calculated to coerce the peaceful demonstrators to give up their rights under the Constitution of the United States.

Darwinism hailed as breakthrough of year in snub to creationists

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

There’s an “in your face, Christians” from the evolutionist. Oh well, they are going to see the truth someday.

American scientists have cocked a snook at new-age creationists who peddle the idea of intelligent design by voting Darwinian evolution as breakthrough of the year.
The editors of the journal Science said several studies published in 2005 have shown beyond any doubt how evolution underpins all aspects of modern biology. “Painstaking field observations shed new light on how populations diverge to form new species – the mystery of mysteries that baffled Darwin himself,” they wrote. “Ironically, also this year some segments of American society fought to dilute the teaching of even the basic facts of evolution. With all this in mind, Science has decided to put Darwin in the spotlight by saluting several dramatic discoveries, each of which reveals the laws of evolution in action.”

Read the rest here.

Rumsfeld Says U.S. to Cut Iraq Troop Levels

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

It looks like things are going pretty good in Iraq. Of course you wouldn’t know it from the MSM (main stream media), but hey, when were they concerned about the truth?

FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) – Just days after Iraq’s elections, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Friday announced the first of what is likely to be a series of U.S. combat troop drawdowns in Iraq in 2006.
Rumsfeld, addressing U.S. troops at this former insurgent stronghold, said President Bush has authorized new cuts below the 138,000 level that has prevailed for most of this year.
Rumsfeld did not reveal the exact size of the troop cut, but Pentagon officials have said it could be as much as 7,000 combat troops. The Pentagon has not announced a timetable for troop reductions, but indications are that the force could be cut significantly by the end of 2006.
That could include substantial reductions well before the November midterm congressional elections, in which Bush’s war policies seem certain to be a major issue.
Rumsfeld said two Army brigades that had been scheduled for combat tours – one from Fort Riley, Kan., the other now in Kuwait – would no longer deploy to Iraq. That would reduce the number of combat brigades in Iraq from 17 to 15.
“The effect of these adjustments will reduce forces in Iraq by the spring of 2006 below the current high of 160,000 during the (Iraqi) election period to below the 138,000 baseline that had existed before the most recent elections,” the defense secretary said.
Rumsfeld aides said details were to be provided later at the Pentagon.
Further reductions will be considered “at some point in 2006,” after the new Iraqi government is in place and is prepared to discuss the future U.S. military presence, Rumsfeld added.
The Pentagon sent an extra 20,000 troops to Iraq to bolster security during the recent elections, and Rumsfeld has previously said those 20,000 would be withdrawn in January to return U.S. force levels to a 138,000 baseline.

Read the rest here.

One-Thousand Hits!!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Thank you, blog viewers, for the 1,000th view of Jesus is Lord, A Worshipping Christian’s Blog!!

Let me explain why this is import to me.

Aside from the fact that it means people are seeing the blog and hopefully turning to the Word of God as a result (which is the primary purpose), it means that one thousand individuals have viewed this site.

When I set up the counter, I made it so that it would only increment on discrete hits from completely different users. It shouldn’t increment when I, or anyone who has already visited the site, comes back to check it again. It has to be someone who has not been here before.

Anyway, thank you folks so much for reading the blog!!

May God Bless All of You.

Christmas Day, December 25th, has a past and prophetic significance

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

From Jimmy DeYoung over at Prophecy Today.

“A church council that met in the year 325 AD decided that the date December 25th would be the designated date for the celebration of the birth of the Son of God, the Messiah, Jesus Christ. This date conformed to the date marking the desecration of the Temple in Jerusalem by Antiochus Epiphanes in 168 BC on Kislev 25, Kislev being the Jewish month of December.Interestingly, Kislev 25, December 25th, three years to the date after the Temple was desecrated, marks the time that the Temple was reconsecrated by the Macabees in Kislev 25 or December 25th, 165 BC. Finding a flask of oil it good for lighting the Menorah for only one day, it stayed lit for eight days, thus the Jewish holy day of Chanukkah, also known as the Feast of Dedication or the Feast of Lights. Jesus Christ celebrated the Jewish holy day Chanukkah in John 10:22 and as the Light of the world, John 8, 9, 11; the church council chose December 25th, the time for the Feast of Lights, as Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.”