Archive for June 20th, 2006

New Episcopal Church Leader Extremely Midguided

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Someone needs to tell the new leader of the Episcopal church that her opinion does not count. The Bible says that homosexuality is an abomination. Just because the head of the Episcopal church says the opposite, just goes to show that she has not read her Bible. There is no grey area when it comes to homosexuality — it is sin. The Bible says that we all have sinned, but God forgives those who call upon His name. It is possible to turn from the sin of homosexuality. Do not be decieved, any church whose leadership teaches that homosexuals are not living in sin is a church led by false teachers who are not of God. Satan is doing alot of work through the Episcopal church.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Newly elected leader of the U.S. Episcopal Church Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said on Monday she believed homosexuality was no sin and homosexuals were created by God to love people of the same gender.

Jefferts Schori, bishop of the Diocese of Nevada, was elected on Sunday as the first woman leader of the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church. the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion. She will formally take office later this year.

Interviewed on CNN, Jefferts Schori was asked if it was a sin to be homosexual.

“I don’t believe so. I believe that God creates us with different gifts. Each one of us comes into this world with a different collection of things that challenge us and things that give us joy and allow us to bless the world around us,” she said.

“Some people come into this world with affections ordered toward other people of the same gender and some people come into this world with affections directed at people of the other gender

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Presbyterians Rename the Trinity

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

The Presbyterian leadership has lost its collective mind. At a recent meeting, delegates voted to form a policy on making “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” more “gender inclusive”. A couple of the suggestions were “Mother, Child, and Womb” and “Rock, Redeemer, and Friend”. What kind of brain-trust came up with this junk? The Bible specifically calls God our Heavenly Father. If you liberals don’t like that, well, that’s tough!!!! God will not be mocked and this type of action is definitely in the “God-mocking” category. I am amazed at the lengths so-called Christian churches will go to in order to appease the liberal and homosexual crowd. We are told to be hot or cold not lukewarm. Presbyterians, you need a reality check.

The divine Trinity _ “Father, Son and Holy Spirit” _ could also be known as “Mother, Child and Womb” or “Rock, Redeemer, Friend” at some Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) services under an action Monday by the church’s national assembly.

Delegates to the meeting voted to “receive” a policy paper on gender- inclusive language for the Trinity, a step short of approving it. That means church officials can propose experimental liturgies with alternative phrasings for the Trinity, but congregations won’t be required to use them.

“This does not alter the church’s theological position, but provides an educational resource to enhance the spiritual life of our membership,” legislative committee chair Nancy Olthoff, an Iowa laywoman, said during Monday’s debate on the Trinity.

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Supreme Court Will Consider Second Abortion Case

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Well, this is good news. Until Roe vs. Wade can be overturned; at least we can put a stop to partial birth abortion.
For those of you who don’t know it, partial birth abortion is when a late term baby is partially delivered, feet first, leaving only the head in the birth canal. The abortionist then stabs a hole in the base of the baby’s skull, and sucks out its brain.
The murdered baby is then pulled the rest of the way out and discarded. Legal infanticide. What a loving, caring nation we are…NOT!

(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it will hear a second case involving the constitutionality of partial-birth abortion when its next term begins.
Not only will the court hear a Nebraska case in the fall, it also will consider a case out of California.
“The Supreme Court took a significant step today that clearly puts the issue of partial-birth abortion front-and-center,” said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is representing members of Congress in the Nebraska case already before the high court.
“By taking a second case involving the constitutionality of the national ban on partial-birth abortion, the Supreme Court puts the spotlight on one of the most horrific medical procedures in existence today. The high court not only will determine whether Congress acted appropriately in enacting the ban, but the high court also has a critical opportunity to bring to an end — once and for all — the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion,” Sekulow said.
“The stakes are high and we are very pleased that the Supreme Court now has two opportunities to abolish what can only be described as infanticide.”

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Group Alleges Govt. Spied on Homosexual Protesters

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Now look, give them a break. They’re not paranoid, they just know everyone is out to get them.

(CNSNews.com) – A homosexual activist group, seeking the elimination of the Pentagon’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, continues to allege that the Bush administration conducted domestic spying on homosexual and anti-war student protesters in New York and California. But a spokesman for the activist group admits he has no evidence to back up the charge.

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‘Tolerance’ Advocates Post Fla. Marriage Amendment Supporters’ Names Online

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

What a sad state of affairs when so called “Christian” churches stoop to such low tactics in order to justify and support the abomination of homosexuality and same sex marriage.

(AgapePress) – The chairman of a group that is gathering signatures to put a marriage amendment on Florida’s ballot is accusing a pro-homosexual church of engaging in scare tactics to keep people from signing the petition in support of protecting traditional marriage.
The organization known as “Florida4Marriage.org” has been working hard to gather enough signatures to put the marriage amendment on a state ballot in 2008. Meanwhile, a Jacksonville congregation, Christ Church of Peace, has launched a website of its own, on which it is posting the names of the ballot signers in order to, as the site claims, encourage an “open conversation.”
However, Florida4Marriage.org president John Stemberger says stimulating conversation is not Christ Church’s real goal. He describes the launch of the church’s website as a “sad act” from a so-called tolerance group.
“Imagine what would happen if a conservative, extreme group of Christians posted online the home address of every gay-identified activist in Florida,” Stemberger posits. “I mean, that would be decried as a witch hunt and an un-Christian, hateful attempt to mark gays in the same way that we mark pedophiles here in Florida by putting their name and address on a website.”
The Florida4Marriage.org spokesman, who also serves as general counsel for the pro-family group, says what Christ Church of Peace is doing is not technically illegal because the marriage amendment petitions are public. Still, he contends, the church’s methods seem quite unethical and their motives, fairly transparent.
“Upwards of 70 to 80 percent believe that marriage is between one man and one woman,” Stemberger asserts. “So what you’re seeing is really an attempt to intimidate people, which is typical of those that oppose us on same-sex marriage,” he says. “Their agenda, in part, has to do with trying to just silence people that disagree with you.”
Such scare tactics, the pro-family activist notes, may be legal but are certainly ethically questionable as well. He says Florida4Marriage.org has let signers of the petitions know about their names being published online.
A number of people have been angered by this news, Stemberger observes. However, he says some petition signers have seen the posting of their names as a source of pride and say they are glad to let others know they support traditional marriage.

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Rain, Rain, Rain

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

To those who might be wondering, yes we have had a lot of rain in the last 24 hours and there appears to be more to come. In our part of the city, we are doing well, and have not even lost our utilities yet.
Pray for those who have had flooding problems.

A Word of Hope

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

In this world gone crazy that we live in today, with everyone more interested in pursing the almighty dollar instead of the Almighty God, the need for more things, instead of the need of raising our children, the lure of lifestyles so far away from what God intended for the His creation, the feeling of doom and hopeless lays heavy on me today.
Yet in our Lord, there is hope.

“But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.”

(Psalm 33:18-22)

So how hard can our problems be to the Creator of the Universe? How could our problems cause any consternation to the One who called into existence the very matter that makes us up?

Jesus said:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
(Matthew 11:28-31)

Pray for us. Pray for Missi and I. Pray that this message will reach the heart of someone who needs to find the way to God’s grace and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Pray that God will provide all the worldly needs for His faithful. And pray for those who don’t know Jesus, that God will open their hearts to His message of Hope and Love.
-Steve