Archive for September 23rd, 2008

Biden “Honored” to Speak at Pro-Homosexual Gala

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

A pro-family activist says Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s upcoming appearance at the national dinner for the largest homosexual civil rights group shows what is truly at stake in the presidential election.

On October 4, Senator Biden (D-Delaware) will be the featured speaker at the national dinner for the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, DC. According to an HRC press release, the senator said he was honored to take part in the event and vowed to stand with the homosexual-rights group to advance their cause.

Peter LaBarbera, founder of Republicans for Family Values, argues that the Democratic Party is clearly not for traditional values.

“I think the Democratic Party has sold its soul to the radical homosexual lobby,” he states bluntly. “And I think any Democrat who has a sense of pro-family values and a true faith should take issue with what has happened to this party.”

The Democrats, says LaBarbera, “are now fully in bed with the homosexual activist lobby.”

The pro-family activist points out that Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) is the most pro-abortion and pro-homosexual candidate ever to receive a major party’s presidential nomination.

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Abortion is Dividing Line for Many in 2008

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

For many voters in the United States, one of the pressing issues during the 2008 election season is abortion, since GOP candidate Sen. John McCain has a long record of supporting pro-life perspectives and the Democrat, Sen. Barack Obama, has advocated for abortion even beyond what the National Abortion Rights Action League has sought.

Perhaps the stark difference between the candidates is why the NObama 08 Magnetic Bumper Sticker held the No. 1 position among best-sellers at Shop.WND.com for the past week.

The bumper sticker, in fact, has held the top position for most of the last several months as more and more information is revealed about Obama’s pro-abortion advocacy.

As WND reported the latest controversy arose over the Obama campaign’s television commercial that not only attacked Republican rival John McCain, but also took aim at an unusual target: a 31-year-old woman who was born alive after her mother’s botched abortion.

Obama’s commercial calls McCain’s ads “the sleaziest ever, truly vile.” But when the screen shows clips of abortion survivor Gianna Jessen and the ad she made asking Obama to reverse his stance on born alive infant protection legislation, the Obama ad calls Jessen’s appeal “a despicable lie.”

The attack on Jessen has angered pro-life advocates.

“It is despicable, repulsive and beneath contempt that Barack Obama would attack Gianna Jessen,” says Jill Stanek, a pro-life columnist who testified before Congress in support of the federal Born Alive Infants Protection Act, in a statement on Jessen’s website. “She is a courageous abortion survivor and living miracle who would not be with us today if Obama’s policies had been in place when she was born.”

Jessen herself released a statement saying, “Mr. Obama is clearly blinded by political ambition given his attack on me this week. All I asked of him was to do the right thing: support medical care and protection for babies who survive abortion – as I did.”

There also have been other controversies for Obama: The suggestion from terrorists they’d like to see Obama win, Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s anti-white, anti-American diatribes, Michelle Obama’s comment that for the first time as her husband pursued the Democratic nomination for president she was proud of her country, the donation of more than $30,000 to Obama’s campaign that came in from residents of Gaza, the endorsement from a former Communist Party leader, Obama’s relationship with former Weather Underground supporter Bill Ayers, and others.

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“The Shameful Social Gospel” by T.A. McMahon

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.” Romans 1:16

For various reasons, Christians of different sorts have tinkered with “the gospel of Christ” as though it needed adjustments. Not major alterations, most will tell you, but just some minor tweaking here and there. The changes often begin by one’s declaring that there is no real change involved, simply a shift in emphasis. Yet, no matter what the rationale may be, the end result is being “ashamed of the gospel of Christ.”

To be “ashamed of the gospel” covers a number of attitudes from being totally embarrassed by it to thinking one can improve upon it a bit to make it more acceptable. One example of the former is the recent claim by an Emerging Church author that the teaching regarding Christ’s paying the full penalty for the sins of mankind through His substitutionary death on the Cross is irrelevant and viewed as “a form of cosmic child abuse.” More subtle examples include trying to make the gospel seem less exclusive, and the “softening” of the consequences from which the gospel saves mankind, such as the wrath of God and the Lake of Fire.

Prevalent among many religious leaders who profess to be evangelical Christians (i.e., Bible-believing Christians) is the promotion of a gospel that is acceptable to, and even admired by, people throughout the world. Today, the most popular form of this is the social gospel.

Although the social gospel is common to many new movements among evangelicals, it is not new to Christendom. It had its modern beginning in the late 1800s, when it developed as a way to address the various conditions in society that caused suffering among the populace. The belief was, and is, that Christianity will attract followers when it demonstrates its love for mankind. This could be best accomplished by helping to alleviate the suffering of humanity caused by poverty, disease, oppressive work conditions, society’s injustices, civil rights abuses, etc. Those who fostered this movement also believed that relief from their conditions of misery would improve the moral nature of those so deprived.

Another driving force behind the introduction of the social gospel was the eschatological, or end times, views of those involved. Nearly all were amillennialists or post-millennialists. The former believed that they were living in a (symbolic thousand-year) time period in which Christ was ruling from heaven, Satan was bound, and they were God’s workers appointed to bring about a kingdom on earth worthy of Christ. Post-millennialists also believed they were in the Millennium, and their goal was to restore the earth to its Eden-like state in order for Christ to return from Heaven to rule over His earthly kingdom.

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Anti-Palin Assignment Draws Media Ire

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

The types of things that pass as “education” these days is appalling.

A college student has been creating a media stir after her English professor assigned classmates to write an anti-Palin essay.

Janna Barber is a freshman at Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado. Barber says she was offended when her English professor Andrew Hallam explained the anti-Palin assignment to the class, but Hallam then told the class that he would be willing to give Republican students a chance to discuss the assignment.

“And he asked who in the class was a Republican. Five of us in the classroom raised our hands,” Barber explains. “And when that happened, one of the kids in the class said ‘F-you’ to all of us, and the teacher just kind of laughed about it.”

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