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Why Religion and Politics Must Mix; Jaffe Memo reflections continued- part two

This morning I posted a lengthy post on the Jaffe Memo, a document provided by a vice-president of Planned Parenthood in 1969.  This memo has been making its rounds because it advocates for the encouragement of homosexuality, forced abortions, adding sterilants to the water supply, and so on and so forth.  All this, from an organization that we are told advocates for “women’s health” and “freedom.”

Of course, anyone who has studied Planned Parenthood knows that this is a crock.  It was always about population control and enriching elitists.  In the Jaffe Memo, they are uncharacteristically honest about it.  Read … continue reading...

Christianity and Libertarians, the Republic, and the Consent of the Governed

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed Declaration of Independence


The last few months I’ve seen some strident statements of opposition against libertarians by conservatives.  I’m on several … continue reading...

News Flash: Boys have Penises, Girls have Vaginas / Contra Feminism

The news article title is “Parents keep child’s gender a secret.”

In this remarkable but unsurprising news story we learn of two parents who have decided not to let the world know what kind of genitalia their child has.  It is their goal to let their child decide for ‘itself’ whether or not it shall behave ‘as a boy’ or ‘as a girl’ when s/he is old enough to understand and decide.  Unsurprisingly, the parents are thoroughly liberal progressives.   And this kind of story is why I am a ‘conservative.’

My basic guiding principle has been that my … continue reading...

Apologetics is the Answer to Everything

Some Christians will begin seeing red just from reading the title of this entry.  They will be angry and annoyed and may even jump up out of their seats.  Therefore, let me say it again:  apologetics is the answer to everything.

Whether it be the rapid decline of the Christian Church in America, the brisk acceptance of homosexual ‘marriage,’ the prevailing and deepening culture of death, the shallow spirituality of many of the Christians who actually remain in the Church- and certainly much of the lack of action- and many other issues can track back to nothing less than disobedience, … continue reading...

Reflections on culture, evangelism, and apologetics

I’ve been thinking about the culture wars lately.  I have a real problem with Christians who seem to be driving for a change in the culture just for the sake of having a ‘holy’ culture.  I think we’d have to call that a legalistic culture.  I believe that the Christian church should be about something more than creating white-washed tombs.

On the other hand, the nature of ‘culture’ is that it perpetuates itself, feeds itself, fuels itself.   The culture is the air we breathe and the water in which we swim.  It has the ability to mold us into its … continue reading...

Harry Potter and a Gay Dumbledore

I’ve been getting some hits on my site regarding a past post about Rowling’s outing of Dumbledore as ‘gay.’  I couldn’t figure out but having scanned the news a bit I guess I get it.  Some readers have taken offense to my ruminating about Rowling’s motives in having Dumbledore as gay, wondering if perhaps she was just trying to stick it to Christians.

I don’t know if that was her reason.  But my post rankled some people, getting me accused of being arrogant, egocentric, ignorant, and most bizarrely, a liberal Christian.  Wow, can’t remember the last time that charge was … continue reading...

Should it be legal to ‘Sext’? Vermont to legalize Sexting

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Text messaging graphic pictures of yourself could soon be legal for teens in Vermont.

Lawmakers there are considering a bill that would make it legal for teenagers 18 and under to exchange explicit photos and videos of themselves – an act that’s come to be known by teens as “sexting.”

Under the current law, teenagers could be prosecuted as sex offenders if they get caught sending graphic sexual images of themselves, even if it was consensual.

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Here is one of those weird situations that our sexually saturated sex-crazed society has created for us to work out.  First of … continue reading...

Gay Democrat gives Bush his proper due

I stumbled upon this essay by a man who apparently is gay and a Democrat giving tribute to President Bush.  That was enough to intrigue me.  While obviously I disagree on a number of points I found the article as welcome proof that one can find decent people across the spectrum.  If only there were more of them we could have a conversation worth having.

Naturally, too, while agreeing with the author that Bush ‘failed’ in certain areas, he and I would disagree on which. But we do have strong agreement about where Bush succeeded.

Without further ado, here is … continue reading...

Solving the Abortion Debate Through Radical Love

This is not the first time I’ve said as much, but I maintain that though legislative efforts are important, the abortion debate is to be won on grounds other than that.   I don’t think I am the only one to make the point.  It has been noted that even on a best case scenario, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade throws the issues to the states.  Finally, even if every state banned abortions there would still be women seeking them.  At the bottom, persuading women to keep their children and enabling them to do so is utterly necessary.

As pro-lifers … continue reading...

A Christian Review of Anne Rice’s Called Out of Darkness: a spiritual confession

A Christian Review of Anne Rice’s Called out of Darkness

Read my reviews of Anne’s other books, Out of Egypt and Road to Cana.

PURCHASE CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS


I was pleased to have Anne Rice’s latest release sent to me for review. Her spiritual auto-biography, Called Out of Darkness: a spiritual confession, is available for purchase through Amazon.
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Anne Rice begins her book by laying out in… continue reading...

Review: Where are all the Brothers? by Eric C. Redmond

A review of Where are all the Brothers?  Straight Answers to Men’s Questions About the Church. Buy from Amazon.com for $9.99.  The Review is below.


Book Description

In this unique book, Pastor Eric Redmond confronts the important question of “Where are the black men in the African-American church?” with a candid approach that combines wisdom with a conversational tone.

Instead of side-stepping issues, Redmond converses with readers about some of their reasons for not going to church—the church seems geared toward women, the preacher is just an ordinary man, Islam appears to offer more for the black man, organized … continue reading...

Christianity and Homosexuality Part Two

In the first part of this discussion I explained that I believe that Christians need to distinguish between how we feel about homosexuality as a matter of our faith and religion and how we feel about it as citizens of this country.  I had recently issued a call to Christians to do that on the ChristianPost.com, where I contribute columns.  Part one talked about concerns strictly as a citizen of this country.  This part will approach the matter from the spiritual side of things.

The very first thing I want to say is that the basic premise of Christianity on … continue reading...

Christians Don’t Know How to Fight

Over the last couple of weeks there have been a collection of issues causing dissension in the Church which I have followed a bit. One was the firing of Todd Wilken from Issues, Etc., and the other big one was the ELCA’s release that they had sorta but not quite decided that homosexuality was not Scriptural but they’re going to keep looking into it. Couple of others, too, but those were the big ones.

To me the problem here goes beyond the actual circumstances of these examples and more to the point that they are good examples of how the … continue reading...

Blog Round Up: A Christian Response to Westboro ‘Baptist’ Church, Court Decision and Christianity

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I heard with satisfaction that the so called ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ had lost its court case and was penalized some 11 million dollars for protesting at the funeral of a fallen soldier. I think the father of that soldier shows that his son probably was a heroic warrior, as it is a battle all on its own to stick to a legal campaign, and acorns don’t usually fall far from the tree. Somebody had to slap … continue reading...