Monday, January 29, 2007

Why Liberals Hate Christians

Kevin McCullough wrote an essay on why liberals hate Christians. Here is his conclusion.

Evangelicals know that we are all sinners, none righteous but Him. He calls us to follow Him. We are expected to, and in doing so we will see that life's economy runs best when following His plan. We do not behead those who choose not to. We simply want them to know the joy, peace, contentment and purpose we find in Him.

And it is the reality in seeing the joy, peace, and contentment that we have and that they do not - that drives liberals to draw angry conclusions.

They also want a world with no moral judgments, and they hate that we draw moral absolutes from the Bible...that we actually BELIEVE that our positions are morally right and others are morally wrong. And, to be fair, everybody despises a hypocrite--and in today's media that so many leftists draw their information, that is how Christians are portrayed. It is easy to find and spotlight hypocrites in a group of people who hold themselves up as morally righteous when in fact we're all fallen and sinful. When the media finds a Christian whose sin has become public, they turn on the lights and roll the cameras for all to see. Since liberals hang out with liberals, they feed off of each others' thoughts, get their information from the same places, and draw the same conclusions. Their lack of exposure to real in-the-trenches Christians gives them no frame of reference whatsoever. So...maybe the next big mission field is in our own country. Maybe instead of sending so many people to Botswana, we just need to send missionaries to the left of our own country.

A young college student in our church just returned from a mission trip to Jakarta. I do believe that she was received better in this VERY Muslim city than she would be received in the liberal neighborhoods of San Fransisco.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Pelosi and Dems Moving to Restrict Church Speech

Their new chairs haven't yet grown accustomed to the rear ends of the Democratic leadership yet, and already Pelosi and company are moving to restrict church speech.

They are proposing legislation which would categorize churches as grassroots lobbying organizations. An excerpt from Jay Sekulow's column on this subject:

Under the House version of the Bill, a church or organization would be considered a “grassroots lobbying firm” subject to this law if the group attempted to influence the general public to voluntarily contact federal officials in order to express their own views on a federal issue. Furthermore, many large churches and ministries utilize mass media to communicate their message. Under this House Bill by Nancy Pelosi, these communications, as long as they are directed to at least one person who is not a member of the church, would fall under this new Bill. Finally, if the church spends an aggregate of only $50,000 or more for such efforts in a quarterly period, they are now required to register as lobbyists. Many ministries spend $50,000 or more a month for air time.

This attempt to slip in this onerous requirement on churches and other organizations must be stopped. The rationale behind Speaker Pelosi and others’ desire to silence churches is obvious. Pastors addressing the moral issues of the day have been able to mobilize tens of thousands of individuals to speak out on various issues. But under this proposed legislation, if a church or denomination spent $50,000 of its own resources on air time to encourage people to support the confirmation of federal judicial nominees or to lend its support to a federal marriage amendment, then that church or denomination would be classified as a grassroots lobbying firm.

Contact your representative and demand that they stand up against this measure!

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Rushing to re-write science standards in Kansas

The new "moderate" majority on the Kansas School Board is rushing to re-write state science standards to be more evolution friendly.

Nothing like improving our education by promoting flawed science in the classroom. It doesn't matter that evolution as a theory of origins is deeply flawed, it's the flavor that scientists like to lick on the most so our children will learn it as fact anyway.

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Embryonic stem cells found in amniotic fluid

Scientists have discovered the same kinds of stem cells that have until now only been found in embryos. Now they can possibly be extracted from amniotic fluid.

I'm glad this might lessen the demand for destroying human embryos, but I'm still waiting to see evidence that embryonic stem cells produces any medical benefit whatsoever--so far, nada. From what I can see, it's just a money grab. Federal dollars should not be spent in any way that devalues human life, nor should it be spent on projects that haven't yet yielded any real promise of remarkable breakthroughs. This is why we have a free market economy. If the concept of using these stem cells can produce a result that will make money for companies, then they should spend their own money to research it. Don't make me fund your baby-killing research with MY tax dollars.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Sebelius' pathetic non-action on Kline appointment

From today's opinion page in the Capital Journal:

Not people's will

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' refusal to sign the certificate of appointment of Phill Kline as Johnson County district attorney was a slap in the face not only to Mr. Kline, but also to the duly elected Republican precinct committeemen and women who selected him. These men and women were simply fulfilling the responsibility entrusted to them by the people who elected them, their neighbors.

Of course, Gov. Sebelius claims that she did so "out of a deep and enduring respect for the will of the people." Since when does she care about the "will of the people"?

This is the same governor who twice vetoed a reasonable abortion clinic licensing bill that passed both chambers of the Legislature, who vetoed a concealed weapons bill passed overwhelmingly by the Legislature, and who vetoed a late-term abortion reporting bill. Does Gov. Sebelius think that the duly elected representatives and senators who passed these bills weren't doing the "will of the people"?

It is common knowledge that late-term abortionist George Tiller spent a lot of money to help defeat Phill Kline in the attorney general's race. The abortion industry had no such influence on the precinct committeemen and women who chose Mr. Kline for district attorney. Gov. Sebelius' whining about their selection makes it obvious that the only person whose "will" she cares about is George Tiller.


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Dr. Tiller's stranglehold on Kansas

The breadth of the influence of Dr. Tiller "the baby killer" on government officials in Kansas has been exposed as local judges have shut down Attorney General Phill Kline's efforts to begin legal proceedings against him for not reporting crimes committed resulting in pregnancies that were terminated in his abortion mill.

Read the details here.

There is also a link to a spot you can view a composite of eight shows in which Fox News' Bill O'Reilly has placed his spotlight on the abortion industry in Kansas.

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