“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.  Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.  At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”  Luke 21:25-28 (NIV)

 

Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.  Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.

Proverbs 4:14-15   (NIV)

 

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

Isaiah 5:20  (NIV)

 
Current Event Archives

 

As noted above, articles posted under Current Events are archived by category after a few days.  These archives are all accessible as sub-menu items under Current Events.  But it may be more convenient to access from here, since brief descriptions are included for each of the archive categories.

  • abortion - Self-explanatory.  Includes articles and information on Planned Parenthood.

  • christianity - Most articles involve Christian faith and behavior.  See also "first amendment" since religious freedom is a big deal these days.

  • entertainment - Not much gets archived here - generally movie reviews / recommendations and the like.

  • feminism - Feminism has gone off the deep end, so it is in the news a lot.

  • first amendment - Anything First Amendment related.  Not limited to freedom of religion.

  • humor - A joke or cartoon is added daily.  These do not first appear on this, the Current Events page.

  • inspirational - Articles, sometimes music, of an inspirational nature.  Alas, I don't encounter many of these.

  • islam & israel - Articles on either subject.  Not so many on Israel these days.  There is a separate archive for "islamic terrorism."

  • islamic terrorism - Just what you would think.

  • lgbt, etc. - Started as same sex marriage, but had to expand to cover a lot more territory.

  • other news - A sort of catchall when I can't decide what category.

  • other social issues - Covers social issues other than abortion and lgbt related.

  • politics - Lots of stuff, but since politics intrudes into so many other areas, some politically related articles may be put in another category.

  • race relations - Some years ago, there wouldn't be a need for this category.  Sadly, things have changed.

  • second amendment - Not too many articles as this seems to have quieted down.

  • spiritual readiness (warfare) - We are at war, so be prepared.

  • trail markers - Articles that can lead one to believe in the imminent return of Christ.  Since this is so common, in so many areas, most such articles just go under a different category.

Current Events / Latest News

 

All new links will be first added to this page, and after a week or less, moved to the appropriate sub-page.  Hence, you can check this page for the newest items.  Updates made after the orignal post will be identified by bolded 'Update'.

 

Articles that appear on the home page will also appear here.

(03/30/2020) FDA Sat on Critical Mask-Sanitizing Technology, Leaving the Job Up to Grandmas with Sewing Machines.  They seem to think that it is okay for this company to sanitize 10,000 masks per day, but not the 160,000 per day that the company says it is capable of.  Friends, bureaucracy and regulations are not our friends.  Bureaucrats use regulations to perpetuate their jobs, always claiming the public good but routinely doing harm.

(03/30/2020) Gillibrand: ‘Delusional’ Trump Creating Conspiracy Theories to Cover Up His Delays on Coronavirus.  Outside of a handful of Democrat governors, have any Democrat politicians been helpful in dealing with the coronavirus?  It seems all they are to offer is attacks on Trump.  They desperately want us to forget that when Trump acted early on travel restrictions, they attacked him for being racist (regarding China) and acting unnecessarily (regarding Europe).  I suppose that they believe that their screeching, along with the cooperating on the MSM, will prevent people from realizing that had they been in charge, we'd be a lot worse off.  I don't think it is working, though.  But the fact that they are actively trying to make things worse tells you everything you need to know about them.

(03/28/2020) Scenes from a Chinese propaganda campaign.  What is sad - sick, really - is that many in America are actively promoting the Chinese propaganda. China is not our friend.

(03/28/2020) Does anyone believe China’s coronavirus numbers? No.  Also, More Evidence of the Efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin, of which Democrat governors of Nevada and Michigan are threatening doctors for prescribing and pharmacists for filling.  Why?  Almost certainly because Trump was promoting them.  Update: More - Democrats fear a cure

(03/28/2020) Are Evangelicals Responsible for the Spread of COVID-19 in America?  How can this be?  Because we don't "believe" in science.  We are science denialists.  This from people who believe that you are whatever "gender" you feel like.  But seriously, the evangelical ranks are full of genuine scientists.  This is just another slur on evangelicals the progressives make so that they can feel even better about themselves.  Lies are a flimsy foundation to build a worldview upon, but the truth will not only set you free, but it provides a firm foundation.

(03/28/2020) Actress Lori Petty: Republicans Are a ‘Death Squad’ for Supporting ‘Murderer’ Trump.  Don't bother to follow the link; there is a lot of this nonsense going around now.  At a time when every American should be asking and focusing on "What can I do to help?", the majority of Democrats and progressives are spending all their time making outrageous and absurd accusations against the president.

(03/28/2020) Kennedy Center Receives $25 Million in Coronavirus Package, Still Tells Musicians It Will Stop Paying Them.  It would be interesting to know just what they are going to use the money for. 

(03/28/2020) Spain, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Now Turkey Return Faulty Chinese Coronavirus Tests that Only Caught 30% of Cases!  China has been claiming that the virus is over in China and they are doing wonderful things for the rest of the world and that if the virus returns to China, it is our (the rest of the world's) fault.  Does anyone seriously believe that China eradicated the virus in China?  There are many, many reports to the contrary, yet our MSM, and many politicians, take China's word and present it as fact.  China is not our friend, they are our enemy and it is disgusting to see so many prominent Americans take their side,primarily because they hate Trump. Update: Here is more - Dutch government launches recall of Chinese-made masks that do not meet quality standards

(03/24/2020)  Scoundrel Time: Coronavirus brings out the ugly face of the left.  Not all the left, just a goodly portion.

(03/24/2020) D.C. government workers refusing to move to Colorado.  Gee, what a pity.  This is a two-fer.  Put the agency close to the area it impacts rather than DC, and get rid of a bunch of clearly unnecessary employees at the same time.

(03/24/2020) 10,000 revelers from across the country turn out for gay festival. Several later test positive for COVID-19.  Why do people do such dumb things?  It wouldn't be so bad if they were only putting themselves at risk.

(03/24/2020) No Governor Northam, It Does Matter Who We Pray To.  The virus might not care who we pray to, but only the God of the Bible is capable of answering prayers.   

(03/19/2020) Study Finds School Sex Ed Programs Like Planned Parenthood’s Just Make Kids Have More Sex.  This is not surprising, but from Planned Parenthood's perspective, it is doing exactly what they want.

(03/19/2020) The Media Are Embarrassing Themselves Over Trump’s Use Of ‘Chinese Virus.’  They have been embarrassing themselves for some time now, but they do not seem to be learning anything.

(03/19/2020) Samaritan's Purse Airlifts Field Hospital to Coronavirus-Striken Italy.  They need it more than we do.  Note that it isn't just the hospital, but it is the medical personnel , as well.

(03/15/2020) Revival Or We Die.  True.  I pray for revival daily.  Join me.

(03/15/2020) Franklin Graham Thanks President Trump for National Day of Prayer.  Me, too.

(03/10/2020) Democrats: Suspend Immigration Enforcement Rules amid Coronavirus Epidemic.  Think of it.  These people are calling Trump incompetent regarding covid.  Well, they politicize everything and as they say, never let a crisis go to waste.

(03/10/2020) The Whole World Makes Them Mad.  Good article about progressives.

(03/09/2020) Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: Protecting Babies from Abortion Infringes on Religious Freedom.  One of the biggest problems in America today is that our education system is churning out "products" that have been indoctrinated to the degree that they can think neither critically or rationally.

(03/07/2020) Should We Just Write America Off as a Botched, Godless Experiment?  Nope.  America seems to have gone a long way towards abandoning God, but I doubt God has abandoned us.

(03/07/2020) Interview: ‘Made to Flourish’ Seeks to Help Churches Promote Spiritual, Social and Economic Flourishing.  There is no reason that churches can't do a better job of helping their flock succeed (in the broadest sense) in life.  This seems interesting, though the devil is often in the details.

(03/07/2020) 50 Questions for Christians #8: ‘Does the Complexity of Life Reveal an Intelligent Designer?’  One thing that persuades me outside of the science (modern genetics shows that DNA simply loses information over generations - it does not add new info.  This blows macro evolution out of the water.) is the nagging question of why are humans the only species that show significant intelligence, in particular the ability to reason?  Does it not seem that humans really are unique and designed, in some sense, in the image of God.  It is also amusing that those that reject evolution are accused of just inserting "God" wherever there are issues we cannot explain.  At the same time, the evolution crowd inserts "we just don't know exactly how, yet" when every issues like irreducible complexity that they cannot explain come up.  Toss in the fact that evolution is based entirely on the existence of beneficial mutations.  Outside of X-Men, can anyone point to a beneficial mutation in recorded history, much less one that was passed along to descendants? 

(03/06/2020) Is God Abandoning America? No. America Is Abandoning God.  Which is why we need revival. 

(03/06/2020) Are Schumer’s Threats Against Conservative Justices a Foretaste of What’s to Come?  Yes.  If the Court rules in favor of restrictions on abortion, there will be violence.

(03/06/2020) AOC says Right is 'weaponizing Scripture.'  Gee, in explaining how we are supposedly "weaponizing Scripture," AOC weaponizes Scripture.

(03/04/2020) Stop Giving Authority to Satan: You Are a Priest and King NOW!  This is Part 3 of an great interview - parts 1 & 2 are also available at the link.  Satan has successfully infiltrated many (most) of our institutions.  And we have let him do it.

(03/03/2020) Todd Starnes: LGBT Activists 'Want to Shut Down Every Church in America' and Burn the Bible.  They probably want to.  I like to think that we will start taking a stronger stand and things will get better rather than worse.

(03/03/2020) Biblical Compassion Means We Shouldn’t Always Give Food to the Hungry.  Actually, the Bible is very clear on this. 

(03/03/2020) Uproar After Kanye West ‘Sunday Service’ Replaces Transgender Show.  Interesting set of priorities.  Those that scream the loudest may be few, but they often get their way.

(02/29/2020) What? 47% of mainline pastors support same-sex marriage.  That could explain why the mainline denominations continue to split and to shrink.  Homosexuality is something that the Bible is crystal clear about

(02/27/2020)  Family Second, Faith First.  Excellent article with a lot of good food for thought.

(02/22/2020) House OKs bill letting illegal immigrants seek damages from employers.  Actually, the bill is much worse than just that, and it will never pass the Senate.  But it is a good example why we should never let the Democrats gain full control of government again - unless they change their ways.

(02/22/2020) Wisconsin School District Abandons ‘A-F’ Grading Scale to Prevent Stress.  A will become "exceeding" and F will become "emerging."  The march to total insanity continues.  One problem we have is that the Left is totally willing to impose their view and values with or (more likely) without consent, and we on the Right are reluctant to do so.  But that doesn't mean we have to sit back and accept their imposition.  We should be fighting back and fighting back hard.

(02/21/2020) Bozell: Animated Disney Movies Shouldn’t Subject Children to Gay Characters and Indoctrination.  Sigh.  The media and entertainment industries are committed to normalizing deviant behavior.  They are succeeding because we have surrendered and are not fighting back.

(02/21/2020) Buttigieg: Republican Party is ‘Dedicated to the Opposite’ of ‘Every Other Word That Comes Out of the Mouth of Christ.’  Simple question: when conservatives use the Bible to support our positions, we are attacked for bringing religion into politics.  Mayor Pete can apparently do it with impunity.  I suppose part of that is that he is misusing Scripture to make it conform to progressive thinking, so ....  Here is more: Pete Buttigieg’s Same-Sex Husband: ‘It’s Time for Moral Leadership to be Restored to the White House.’  Why do I pick on Mayor Pete so much?  Because he has earned it.  Some properly translate the Commandment as "You shall not minuse the name of the Lord," and Mayor Pete is continually misusing it in a major way.

(02/21/2020) Michael Lind: ‘Only Institution Where Republicans Have Any Power Left in Society Is Elective Government.’  Well, I'd like to think that we have some power in the church, but even there we seem to be losing it.

(02/21/2020) Christians, the Time Has Come To Put Ourselves on a Serious Wartime Footing.  True, but most don't see this.

(02/19/2020) Pastors rank issues facing them today.  Interesting.  This survey is of Protestant pastors, but otherwise does not seem limited.

(02/19/2020) Buttigieg Slams Trump and His Christian Supporters: Says President’s Conduct Not Compatible With Scripture.  I am really getting tired of being lectured on what it means to be a Christian by a homosexual who gets his spiritual direction (so he says) from his Episcopal priest rather than the Bible.

(02/19/2020) Court Upholds School District’s Transgender Bathroom Plan, Rejects Privacy Concerns.  Unbelievable.  I'm sure it will be appealed, but this is just another reason why it is so important to have President Trump appointing judges to the federal courts for another four years.

(02/18/2019) Pete Buttigieg Says Infanticide is Not a Thing, CDC Shows Hundreds of Babies Left to Die After Failed Abortions.  Why are the Democrats totally in opposition to the infants born alive protection bill if it never happens?  Just as in dealing with voter fraud, if there were no fraud then the Democrats should have no problem putting protections in place.  If there were no infanticide, they would have no problem putting protections in place.  Their opposition tells you everything you need to know.

(02/17/2020)  Conservative grassroots movement aims to reclaim SBC.  Our SBC church is definitely not going to drift leftward, but is will be a very bad thing if the denomination does - and it has started to.  Critical Race Theory is a valid tool for interpreting Scripture?  What nonsense.  CRT isn't a valid tool for anything, much less anything to do with God's Word.

(02/16/2020)  EvangelicaLGBTQ: Gay Activism vs. the Church’s Quiet Resignation.  At some point - preferably now - evangelicals need to take a firm stand.  We need to take that stand at a personal level, a congregational level, and a denominational level.  As someone has said, when there is a war going on and you act as if there isn't, you become a casualty.

 

(02/15/2020) What is a Woman?  Simple, no? But those on the Left cannot give a coherent answer.

(02/15/2020) Graham lauds pastor Dems chided and shut down.  We need many more pastors who are willing to speak the truth to those in power.

(02/15/2020) Professor: We c​an fight climate change by not having any more babies — then letting human race become extinct.  And we have people like this teaching our kids.

(02/14/2020) Senate Democrats Insist Babies Born Alive After Abortions Should Be Left To Die.  Is there any reason that a pro-lifer should vote for a Democrat?  Just asking.

(02/13/2020) Tainted Love — Texas Assembly of God Church Embraces Inclusion.  I find it interesting that some churches have decided that practicing homosexuals can be pastors but practicing adulterers cannot.

(02/12/2020) A Pastor’s Urgent Plea — How Trump Could Lose in 2020.  I believe that through his lies and deception, for all practical purposes, Satan has taken over the Democrat party.  So I pray daily for the Democrats to be electorally destroyed in 2020, and that will cause many Dem politicians to wake up and see the light. 

(02/12/2020) Number Of Registered Voters In These Iowa Counties Is Highly Suspicious…IA Secretary Of State Refuses To Report.  That is, more registered voters than citizens of voting age.  Voter fraud is a serious problem and it is an even bigger problem because many Democrats consider themselves to be so in the right that they feel fully justified in encouraging and committing voter fraud.

(02/10/2020) There Are No Good Democrats, Not Anymore.  No, as a practical matter, there aren't.  And the article does not even mention abortion and religious freedom.

(02/10/2020) My New Life After Transgender Despair.  Hint: it is a new life, not just in biological sex, but in Christ.

(02/10/2020) Buttigieg stance on religious liberty 'extremely troubling.'  To be fair, I think this is a problem with all the Democrat candidates, not just Mayor Pete.

(02/10/2020) There Are Two Fathers: Which One Influences You?  There is the Father of Truth and there is the Father of Lies.  The problem is, the Father of Lies so often tells us exactly what we want to hear.  No wonder so many have been fooled into being led by him! 

(02/10/2020) Klobuchar: Trump Supporters Fail a ‘Decency Check’, ‘Patriotism Check.’  I'm not sure that insulting half the population is the best way to get elected president. 

(02/07/2020) Gallup: Democrats Much Less Satisfied with Their ‘Personal Life’ than Republicans.  The biggest factor is religious belief.

(02/05/2020) Liberal Bias in Education Is Transforming America.  Sadly, there is probably more indoctrinating than educating. 

(02/05/2020) 3 Key Takeaways From President Trump’s Epic State Of The Union Address.

 

(01/31/2020) Never Trumpers Who Collaborate With Removing Trump Are Vichy Conservatives.  Pretty much.

(01/30/2020) Trump Supporters Are Responsible for ‘Near Moral Collapse’ of the United States, Says Alec Baldwin.  We have been in moral collapse for quite some time.  Trump is the first president in ages to do something to reverse that decline.  The Left defines this as causing moral collapse. 

(01/30/2020) For the Sake of Our Witness: Why Christian Leaders Must Explain How Christians Can Support Donald Trump.  It isn't difficult.  It would be a lot harder to explain support for Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or Pete Buttigieg.

(01/24/2020) Pro-Life Group Launches $52 Million Campaign to Support President Trump, Activate Pro-Life Voters.  We need to devote mote time, treasure and talents to this election than we ever have before.  Much to my surprise, Trump is the most pro-life president ever.  If you thought 2016 was critical, just consider that every potential Democrat for 2020 is significantly to the left of Hillary.  And today's impeachment tactics are just a taste of what is to come should they regain power.

(01/24/2020) ‘Gaslight much?’ Sorry, media firefighters, but Donald Trump didn’t repeat ‘a dangerous lie’ about Ralph Northam at the March for Life.  When a Democrat says something outrageous, the media covers for them.  When a conservative points out what they said - and it is even on video / audio - the media attacks the conservative for having the poor taste of telling the truth about Democrats.  This country is in serious trouble, and if we had anyone else as president, I'd probably think we were doomed.

(01/24/2020) Donald Trump at March for Life: ‘Every Child Is a Sacred Gift from God’.  Bravo!

(01/20/2020) Pro-Life Leaders Condemn Study Saying Women Do Not Regret Abortion: ‘Deeply Entangled With the Abortion Lobby.’  The study claims that 99% of women who have had abortions do not regret it.

(01/20/2020) Just two days on the job, San Fran's new socialist DA fires 7 tough-on-crime prosecutors.  Soros is funding a lot of DA campaigns.  They have a big impact and fly under the radar.

(01/18/2020)  America is Far More Christian Than We Realize.  And far less active than we should be. 

(01/18/2020) Prayer in Schools: Thanks, President Trump. Now Can You Restore Prayer in Churches?  That would be nice.

(01/16/2020) Why America Must Recommit to Religious Freedom.  Be you didn't know that this is Religious Freedom Day.

(01/13/2020) Networks’ Trump Coverage: Three-Fourths On Impeachment And (Shockingly) 93% Was Negative.  Yet the press is throwing a hissy fit over the fact that Trump criticizes them.  This is the classic they can dish it out but they can't take it.  And it is so much worse given the fact that most of what they dish out is either false or biased, and most of the criticism they receive is true.

(01/13/2020) NBC Host Chuck Todd Trashes Christians: They’re “Trained to Believe Fairy Tales” Like Noah’s Ark.  Rather than patting themselves on the back by imagining Christians to be blithering idiots, people like Chuck Todd should be asking themselves why Christians believe what they believe.

(01/13/2020) Academia's Leftism becomes more aggressive and more stupid.  It wouldn't be so bad if they weren't teaching our kids.  Their purpose is no to teach how to think, their objective is to teach what to think.  And that "what" is very limited (and mostly wrong).  They have been taught that by virtue of their degrees and credentials, they are superior to others.  Find we a single left-wing academic who truly believes in "we the people" rather than "we the elite."  They'll give lip service to the "poor and oppressed," but they would never give them power at their own expense.  The poor and oppressed are simply tools to be used for the benefit of the elites.

(01/13/2019) How To Get Closer To God If You Don’t Attend Church.  Good intentions, but not so good in practice.  Believers need to belong to a community of believers, and by far the best way to do that is to belong to a church.  Of course, if you are a non-Christian, I suppose this article has some value except for the fact that from a Christian's perspective, non-Christians need to be brought to Christ.  It isn't good enough to become "spiritual."  One of the best ways to do that is get them to start attending church.

(01/11/2020) How to Shield Your Kids From Toxic Internet Atheism.  One major challenge we face is that internet atheists simply know neither the Bible (except the occasional snippet) nor Christian doctrine.  Nor history, either.  They assert lots of things to bolster their case.  The bulk of what they assert is false.  Sadly, far too many Christians are ill-equipped to to respond, leaving those false assertions unchallenged.  Christian apologetics is, sadly, a topic that tends to be ignored by most churches.

(01/11/2020) Heroic Dad Leads Revolt to Pull Kids Out of School Mandating Trans Access to Opposite-Sex Bathrooms.  Yes.  Fight back.  We need to be doing a lot more of this.

(01/11/2020) Locals Puts Up Their Own Nativity Scene After Town Says No To Scenes On Public Property.  We need to be doing a lot more of this.

(01/11/2020) Guess Which Left-Wing Fake News Hack Just Compared Soleimani To Nazi Fighting Freedom Fighter Charles de Gaulle?  I was meditating this morning on the many ways that Satan deceives us.  It is remarkable how much nonsense people are willing to believe these days.  We are fertile ground for Satan to do his work.

(01/10/2020) Battling the LGBTQ+ push within evangelical churches.  Good, we need to be fighting.  One of the biggest problems Christianity faces today is elevating being "nice" over speaking the truth.  Yes, we are to speak the truth in love and with gentleness and respect.  But we must speak the truth. And we can be "nice" about it, as well.  Fleeing the truth to avoid disagreements is not being nice, it is being a coward.  

(01/10/2020) Lt. Col. Maginnis: 'Progressives Hate' Christians, Will Do to Us What Nazis Did on Kristallnacht.  On the one hand, he is getting carried away.  On the other, the Left sees Christianity as possibly their biggest obstacle.  Tame it and use it (see Mayor Pete), suppress it and punish it (see bakers, florists, etc.) and silence it (see inversion of First Amendment and "separation of church and state). 

(01/09/2020) PK: 'Manhood never meant to be walked alone.'  I went to at least four Promise Keeper events back in the day.  They were great.  Too bad we can't fill stadiums all over the country.  I pray that this will change.

(01/08/2020) Pregnant Michelle Williams Says She ‘Wouldn’t Have Been Able to Do This’ Without Abortion.  Sigh.

(01/07/2020) Newsweek Hits a New Low.  More fake news.

(01/07/2020) Liberal Methodist caucus rips IRD for call to follow biblical sexuality.  The UMC is going the way of the other mainline denominations.  I pray that the Bible-believing Christians in the denominations go to the traditionalists even if their local church goes the LGBT route.  In a sense, it is good that the liberal denominations are declining.  The question is, are we biblical churches doing our part to bring those leaving into the fold?  We aren't doing enough.

(01/07/2020) Miami Voice: Evangelicals Speak Out in Florida.  Why do evangelicals support Trump?  Follow the link.

(01/06/2020) Rutgers student told not to quote Bible in essay because of 'separation of church and state.'  Given that the essay was only read by the professor, this is totally absurd.  She said quoting Scripture might offend non-Christians.

(01/04/2020) United Methodist Church Plans to Split over Same-Sex Marriage, Gay Clergy.  So the UMC is going to split into the traditionalists (those that uphold biblical teaching) and the modernists (who insist that Scripture conform to culture, at least LGBT culture).  I try to include in my daily prayers that Christians who attend a local church that does not preach the Bible leave and go do a church that does.  There are plenty of them.  I pray this happens with the Methodists - that the traditional version continues to preach the Bible and grows, and the LGBT version shrinks and ultimately passes away.

(01/03/2020) The Religious Bigotry of NeverTrumpers.  Indeed.  There is simply no need for evangelicals to "justify" their support for Donald Trump to those who despise Trump and / or evangelicals.

(01/02/2020) Latest progressive ‘big idea’ is so foolish it’s hard to believe they’re serious… but they are.  The big idea?  Abolish the police.

(01/02/2020) Campus experiment: 18 of 31 college kids fail to recite Pledge of Allegiance correctly. We learned the pledge way back in kindergarten.  Somehow, I doubt that our left-leaning educators consider the pledge to be of any importance.

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