Freedom to Go 'n Grow Together in Christ
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
Proverbs 1:8 (NIV)
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NIV)
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Romans 13:8-10 (NIV)
Other Social Issues
(12/30/2017) Bestselling YA novel features superpowered girls, sex slave boys, and a girl-God. "YA" is "Young Adult." Of course, fiction is fiction and fantasy is fantasy, so I have no problem with people writing or reading this kind of stuff. But I will say that as I age, I see the biblical view of men and women validated more and more, in spite of our culture's ongoing effort to deny it.
(12/28/2017) How does marriage turn women into Republicans? The more general question is: why are married women more conservative than single women? The common sense explanations are far more persuasive than those made by social scientists - almost all of whom are liberals.
(12/16/2017) Most bizarre college courses 2017: 'Hooking up,' 'Queer Religion' and 'sexy' vampires. I would argue that for many, especially those that take courses such as those mentioned in this article, college is a big net negative. Here is more: Of Snowflakes and Tyrants: College students’ behavior must be stopped. Suffice it to say that students, on average, leave college less mature and with less critical thinking skills than when they went in. Great job, colleges of America!
(12/15/2017) New Poll Reveals Patriotism Gap. This is a gap between liberals and conservatives. Hardly surprising. In addition, liberals' notion of what it means to be patriotic is quite different. It appears to me that if the survey provided a definition of patriotism first, the gap would probably be even wider.
(12/15/2017) New Religion In California Will Worship Man Made ‘Messiah.’ And what is this new messiah? Artificial Intelligence.
(12/13/2017) Moral Values and Customs vs. Laws. Excellent column by Walter Williams. We have lost a lot in the last 5 or 6 decades and what we have lost will be hard to regain. But we must try, and the first step is to ask for God's help.
(12/13/2017) Woman ‘Engaged’ to Marry Chandelier. There seems to be a mad race to the bottom, though no one will actually get there. As Einstein said, there is a limit to genius, but stupidity is infinite.
(12/09/2017) Rethinking ‘Relations.’ A return to virtue in the wake of scandal? Hopefully. But why did we leave virtue in the first place? Because with typical human arrogance, we thought we were smarter than God. And that invariably leads to disaster. Do we learn what needs to be learned? No. As usual, we adjust our human rules with more human rules, hoping to have our cake and eat it, too. Here is more: The Media and Hollywood’s New Moralism: Not Yet the Real Thing.
(12/06/2017) Doug Jones: Alabama Christians Should Be ‘Truly Christian in the Same Way I Am.’ Question: how many Christians define what it means to be a Christian based on their own views, which are largely dictated by their politics and contemporary American culture? And how many base their view on the authority of the Bible? Just asking.
(11/29/3017) Children Now Warned Against Hugging Their Family During the Holiday Season. Well, there is Uncle Joe Biden to worry about, but ....
(11/28/2017) The Wages of Inversion. Long, but definitely worth reading. Short version: our culture and cultural institutions are betraying us. Sadly, he doesn't actually get down to the main cause of this: we as a nation have turned away from God, attempting to replace God's wisdom with our own. And it turns out that we are not wise at all but fools.
(11/28/2017) Christian Couple Has Adoption Application Denied Because of Stance on Homosexuality. They take a biblical view, in other words. This is in Canada, but does anyone doubt the desire of many to mimic this in the USA?
(11/24/2017) A Time for War. We are talking a civil, cultural war here. I am reminded of what Dennis Prager says. We are and have been at war for quite a while, but many on our side don't recognize it as such. Unfortunately, those on the other side do.
(11/22/2017) Hollywood helping Dems win back heartland with movie about Wendy Davis. I think we can safely assume that the title and article is tongue in cheek. That said, Hollywood puts out movie after movie that is a bit more subtle in pushing the progressive agenda, and they do have an impact. Especially on the young and the low information voters.
(11/22/2017) Doctor Killed Depressed Woman in Euthanasia, Didn’t Tell Family Until Next Day. I read about a guy who tried to kill himself by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. He said he couldn't think of a single reason to live, so he jumped. He said he thought of a thousand good reasons on the way down.
(11/21/2017) Flashback: Sex Abuser Charlie Rose Shames Steve Bannon and Ridicules President Trump for Billy Bush Tape. I post this only as a representative sample of all the recent sex scandal news. Sadly, few people will learn from the massive mistake of the "sexual revolution" and the departure from traditional biblical sexual values. Rather, they will create lots of new "rules" in a futile effort to have their cake and eat it, too. Just another example of the disaster that follows when we depart from God's clear standards and substitute our own.
(11/21/2017) Hillary Hellbent On Indoctrinating Youth In Bizarre Magazine Stunt. Well, she is going to guest edit Teen Vogue. You know, the magazine for teens that had a long article on how to do anal sex. The problem is that the Left works very hard at indoctrinating our youth - in school, in entertainment, everywhere. And what do we do when we have the Word of God backing us up? Not much.
(11/17/2017) Undermining America. This Walter Williams column is several weeks old, but worth reading. Why do our youth so strongly support socialism when they can't even tell you what it is? Why do they support banning "hate speech" and restricting freedom of religion? Why do they know so little about American history and the founding of America, and often what little they know is wrong? Why do they support undermining and weakening the family? In a nutshell, it is because all our major institutions outside of the family - academia, the media, entertainment - teach them this stuff. The family and religion (specifically, Christianity) are the only things that really stand in their way, so they must be destroyed, or at least marginalized.
(11/16/2017) Planned Parenthood Sex-Ed Program for 12-Year-Olds on Hold After Hundreds of Parents Protest. How many times have you heard that it is conservative Christians trying to force their values on everyone? So who, exactly, is actually doing it - using the power of government? Be vigilant.
(11/16/2017) Coming Soon: Incest, State-Sponsored and Court-Approved. While we're not there yet, pretty much anything is believable these days.
(11/16/2017) Canadian Euthanasia Activists Consider Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children. There really is a slippery slope and we are sliding down it with increasing speed.
(11/16/2017) Broadcaster Accuses Sen. Al Franken of Kissing, Groping Without Consent. Given that $15,000,000 in taxpayer dollars have been shelled out to settle sexually related claims against our Congressmen and Senators (with part of the deal to keep silent), It seems both houses of Congress would do well to clean up their own houses before pontificating about what Roy Moore might have done 40 years ago.
(11/15/2017) History is Bunk, Indeed. If you want to get an idea as to why American society and culture have sunk as low as it has, just check out the program of the American Historical Association. It tells you everything you need to know about academia, as well. In a nutshell, seeking wisdom, knowledge and truth are definitely not on the agenda.
(11/15/2017) Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them. This is from NBC News. It is clear that they understand neither science nor morality. Of course, they certainly do some creative thinking regarding just what qualifies as "good for the earth."
(11/13/2017) Left’s Litmus Test for Confirmation: Deny Your Faith or Be Rejected. I think that is a pretty fair assessment, and sadly not just from the Left. Anyone who makes clear that their faith informs their views is going to be attacked. Note that liberals are constantly interpreting (or making up) law based on their views. Conservatives, religious or otherwise, are much less likely to do the same.
(11/13/2017) Our Weird and Inconsistent Views on Sex and Consent. I cannot but think about how far downhill we have gone since we substituted man's "truth" for God's truth. Man's truth keeps changing and we still haven't figured out that maybe God's truth is not only genuine truth, but worth standing up for.
(11/11/2017) MSNBC's Roland Martin Uses Moore Allegations to Smear All 'White Evangelicals.' It is a good thing that those on the Left are so tolerant!
(11/07/2017) ‘The View’ Censors Name of Jesus From Show. Just face it, some find the name of Jesus to be offensive. Too bad they seem to be in charge of so many things.
(11/06/2017) Michael Ian Black comes absolutely unglued in UGLY tirade at Paul Ryan about prayer. This is actually pretty shocking and disgusting. What is interesting is that until very recently, people on the Left were happy to give their "thoughts and prayers" to victims and families. Now the narrative has changed: no prayers but more government! And I am being very nice in how I'm describing their new narrative. It is really much worse.
(11/04/2017) Michelle Obama says men are 'entitled,' 'self-righteous' because women protect them too much. Having read more about what she said, I think she was pretty incoherent overall. Which is one reason I am a conservative and a Christian. God's truth doesn't change. When our so-called personal "truths" are subject to change due to the whims of society, it can be challenging to defend them in a coherent manner.
(11/03/2017) The Research Proves The No. 1 Social Justice Imperative Is Marriage. The research has shown this for decades - not just regarding poverty, but how the children fare. But for years we have been denigrating marriage, what with all the "just a piece of paper" kind of stuff, and ignoring the clear negative effects that the decline of marriage has had on American society.
(11/03/2017) Refs Fed Up With Anthem Protests, Walk Off Field When Players Take a Knee. I wish more refs, fans, coaches and other players would do the same.
(10/23/2017) K-12: Character Assassins. When I was in public school back in the 50's and 60's, most parents had conservative social values and the schools backed up those values: work hard in school, treat others with respect (especially adults), don't cuss, be helpful, etc. School focused on academics and that was that. Well, that was also then. Times have changed significantly for the worse.
(10/23/2017) You Want to Fight Rape Culture? Great. Teach Chastity. One would think this should be obvious. One would be wrong.
(10/17/2017) Delingpole’s Weinstein Summation. Some interesting thoughts on the Weinstein affair. Note that Weinstein is rather incidental to the thoughts, which boil down to the fact that powerful people think that the rules - and laws - don't apply to them. Weinstein is hardly the only example.
(10/16/2017) Hillary Clinton Cheers on “Reverent” NFL Kneelers to Continue “Resistance” — Stand Up, Fight Back, Resist! I am not a Hillary fan. The reasons just keep piling up. There is more: Boos Rain Down As Seven 49ers Take a Knee for the National Anthem. For those that said they were giving up the NFL for college football: Pitt Panther Kneels for the Anthem As NFL-Style Protests Hit College Football. It remains to see how far this will go in college.
(10/14/2017) NFL retreats on policy that would require players to stand during anthem. Good thing they aren't being divisive or anything bad like that. Seriously, when an organization that is, by its nature, non-political, allows itself to be used as a political platform, it is time to say bye-bye.
(10/14/2017) This football team’s ‘unifying moment’ could trigger SJW hyperventilation. They ran on to the field carrying American flags, and possibly a "blue lives matter" flag. Note that according to the Left and much of the media, supporting America and our police is being "divisive."
(10/12/2017) Calif. Lady Moves to Red State, Suddenly Sends Unexpected Message to Lib Friends Back Home. I don't think she is becoming a conservative, but she is realizing that conservative parts of the country are not bad like she was led to believe.
(10/06/2017) Steve Bannon, Judge Roy Moore Headline Values Voter Summit. I wish I could go, I have a bit of a libertarian streak, but I have come to believe that it is "social issues" that are the root of all our nations problems, and that one cause of our social deterioration is that we, as a nation, have turned away from God.
(10/06/2017) Hugh Hefner's Real Legacy: Disease, Despair, and Death. Did you know that 110 million Americans have an STD? Just one component of the legacy of the sexual revolution. And anal sex is causing untold health problems, but the silence concerning it is deafening. Why? No one wants to have to deal with the LGBT lobby, even though the problem isn't limited to the homosexual community.
(10/06/2017) Harvey Weinstein Harassment Claims Put Obamas, Clintons in Tough Spot. To progressives, everything is viewed as a tool for pushing their agenda. Weinstein helped push their agenda and donated and raised lots of money for the Dems. He was useful. Until now.
(10/05/2017) Safe space scuffle: Fight in Berkeley ‘Empathy Tent’ sends several to irony lockup. Funny. Sad, but funny.
(10/05/2017) Can Hugh Hefner Have It All? This is a good commentary. My favorite takeaway: The Playboy Philosophy is a serious philosophy - in the same sense that cancer is serious.
(10/03/2017) Marriage Collapse, White and Black. Is there anyone that can coherently argue that the decline of the family is a good thing? There are some who want an all powerful state and that requires removing competition. The prime competitors are God and family. I'm not sure how many people are actively working towards those ends, but they have an awful lot of unwitting allies.
(10/01/2017) 'Eyes Wide Shut' actress: I came out as a conservative in Hollywood. Here's the incredible story of what happened next. Is it not amazing just who considers themselves to be tolerant and accuses others of being intolerant?