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-Fact: The Media Likes to Make Christians and The Bible Look Crazy

by Dr. D ~ September 22nd, 2017

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From the Washington Post: The man whose biblical doomsday claim has some nervously eyeing Sept. 23

Response:

I didn’t plan on dignifying this ridiculous claim or give this nut additional publicity for his website and books. But since it is all over the Internet and it has been picked up by the major media including the Washington Post, USA Today, papers in the UK, and even Fox News. Here is my take:

Fact: The world is not ending tomorrow.

Fact: This prediction has nothing to do with the Bible or Christians.

Fact: Jesus said that he didn’t even know the day or the hour so what are the chances that this guy knows better? (Matt. 24:36)

Fact: The media likes to make Christians and the Bible look crazy. Otherwise how can you explain how this guy with absolutely no confirmed academic, scientific, or Christian credentials received any attention at all?

Fact: No Christian leader or real Bible scholar supports this claim. Quite the opposite. See:

No, the World Won’t End Next Week and There’s No Such Thing as a Christian Numerologist

and

Sorry to Tell You, But Jesus Is Not Returning on September 23

 

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-UK Speaker: Same-Sex Marriage Not ‘Equal’ Until Churches Comply

by Dr. D ~ September 21st, 2017

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UK’s speaker of the House of Commons told LGBT activists that marriage would not truly be ‘equal until churches are required to participate in same-sex marriage. From PJ Media:

In a shocking attack on religious freedom and even property rights, the speaker of Britain’s House of Commons argued that the country won’t have "proper equal marriage" until churches are unable to turn away requests to host a same-sex marriage.

"I still feel we’ll only have proper equal marriage when you can bloody well get married in a church if you want to do so, without having to fight the church for the equality that should be your right," John Bercow, the Commons speaker, declared at a PinkNews reception in July.

Britain legalized same-sex marriage in 2013, but Bercow suggested that the LGBT issue will not be settled until churches are unable to refuse to host such weddings.

<Read the whole article>

Response: I mentioned in an article yesterday that churches and ministers who refuse to participate in same-sex marriages would soon be targeted by LGBT activists. In America we still have a Constitution that supports religious liberty but it is a whole different deal in the UK.

The UK in particular supports a state church which gives the government far more power to regulate and control. Commons Speaker Bercow is talking about forcing   churches and the Church of England in particular to provide for same-sex marriage. Denmark’s Parliament has already forced their state Lutheran Churches to conduct same-sex marriages so it would not be a stretch for the UK and other European nations to follow suit.

In the midst of Australia’s conversation over it’s non-binding vote on Same-sex marriage the Prime Minister has been forced to come out in support of religious freedom because a large majority (59%) on the LGBT side want the churches and ministers to be required to provide same-sex ceremonies.  So much for religious freedom and it is said that the PM’s party is deeply divided over the issue.

In the same article is a link to an LGBT group in Ohio that plains on targeting churches who normally rent out their facilities for events and legally force them to allow same-sex ceremonies whether they believe in it or not. Several other groups that I have come across are pushing for forcing churches to perform same-sex ceremonies because of the ‘tax-exemption’ which they say is tantamount to government support. Look for lawsuits in the future over the tax-exempt issue as a leverage against religious freedom and the First Amendment.                 *Top

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-Australia: Tennis Legend Loses Tennis Club Membership For Stand Against Gay Marriage

by Dr. D ~ September 20th, 2017

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A Tennis legend who is now a Christian pastor has lost her membership in a local tennis club over her stand against same-sex marriage. From the Christian Post:

Margaret Court, an Australian tennis legend-turned-Pentecostal pastor, has had her local tennis club membership cut following her outspoken views defending traditional marriage.  …

Court has strongly criticized the push in Australian society to legalize gay marriage ahead of the national postal ballot on the issue.

"I sense at the moment you can put a Yes sign in the window, everything’s all right, but if you put a No sign you get a brick through your window," the tennis legend said.

<Read the whole article>

Response: At least Australians get to vote over the issue. However, the controversy is causing some deep divisions and, like in this case, it is bringing on a wave of discrimination against people of faith who support traditional marriage.

Only a few years ago LGBT folks were asking for ‘toleration’ now there is little or none coming from their side for folks with opposing religious convictions.

In the last few months in America I have seen dozens of articles supporting the public censure of ministers and churches who take Biblical stands against same-sex marriage and transgender issues. Activists are now calling for the ‘outing’ and public humiliation of leaders and churches who continue to refuse to conduct same-sex marriages. This tactic will not be successful any time soon since the majority of the Christian churches and denominations in the USA still refuse to participate in same-sex ceremonies including the the largest- Roman Catholic Church, United Methodist Church, and Southern Baptist Convention.

Nevertheless public figures, like Margaret Court in Australia, may be subjected to forms of discrimination. We have already seen some Christian TV personalities lose their shows and some fire and police officers their positions and you can count on more of that in the future.                *Top

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-Canada: No Charges Against Imams Calling for Killing of Jews

by Dr. D ~ September 16th, 2017

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Canadian Jewish groups are outraged that no charges were filed against two Muslim imams who called for the killing of Jews in sermons given at an Islamic mosque in Montreal. From CJN:

Wael al-Ghitawi and Sayed al-Ghitawi gave the contentious sermons at the Al-Andalous Islamic Centre in the St-Laurent borough of Montreal in 2014.

Both the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and B’nai Brith Canada filed complaints against the men with Montreal police, charging that they had incited hatred and violence against Jews.

The sermons came to the public’s attention in February of this year, when YouTube videos of the talks were brought to light by some Toronto-based investigative journalists who translated them.

<Read the whole article>

Response: If Jewish rabbis or Christian pastors suggested that Muslims should be killed one by one in sermons can you imagine it being ignored by Canadian authorities? No. They would be prosecuted for sure.

This demonstrates how Islam has gained a special place in PC governmental deference, especially in Canada, that results in ignoring the actual calling for violence against unbelievers and in this case Jews. Islamophobia is taken very seriously in that country and folks who have even criticized Islam in the last several years have found themselves in trouble. Canada is even beginning to pursue  global warming and climate change ‘deniers.’ However, I guess anti-Semitism is ‘old hat’ and ok and maybe even justified if you’re a Muslim? But actually calling for and supporting the killing of Jews or anyone else should never be ignored.

But it seems to be all over the Western world. A week doesn’t go by without seeing a report of some Islamic leader somewhere calling for violence or anti-Semitism in Western nations. Most of the time it is ignored in the UK and now in Canada also? Two imams in California recently called for the destruction of the Jewish people and a half hearted ‘apology’ was considered to be enough?

But if a Christian preacher says anything that might be construed as being Islamophobic they find themselves in trouble or even arrested in the UK. Especially if they even dare to suggest that homosexuals may not be going to Heaven in the after life. Nevertheless, it is OK and ignored if Muslim leaders call for actual deeds of violence and even Killing? Obviously Islam now has a special place in some nations including Canada.               *Top

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-Man Wants State to Legalize His ‘Marriage’ to a Computer

by Dr. D ~ September 14th, 2017

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An Alabama man has initiated a federal lawsuit because state officials have refused to legalize his ‘marriage’ to his beloved computer. From Fox News:

A deluded Alabama man who “married” his MacBook computer is suing state officials for refusing to recognize the nuptials.  …

The self-described “machinist” has filed multiple lawsuits involving his blushing computer bride, including one that sought to force a baker to make a wedding cake for the odd couple.  …

     “The governor is overseeing laws that give benefits to homosexuals who are married but not machinists, zoophiles, and polygamists in violation of both the First and Fourteenth Amendments,” the suit said.

<Read the whole article>

Response: Crazy! This is what happens when folks ignore the Creator and his directions for living:

"In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts." (Jude 18)

Since the definition of marriage (as between one woman and one man) was changed by the US Supreme Court, folks like this Alabama man have questioned why their own marital preferences could not be legalized since the argument of ‘discrimination’ which gave us same-sex marriage would also seem to apply. The gate and ‘slippery slope’ to all sorts of alternative marital relationships seems to have been opened?

I have literally read dozens of articles pushing for marriage ‘equality’ and I have posted about folks wanting to legalize polygamy, polyamory, incest, sologamy, bestiality, inanimate objects and machines like robots or sex bots, or now in this case a MacBook computer. The same legal argument that gave us same-sex marriage is used in all of these cases.

Nevertheless, one key ingredient is missing- major support from activist groups which are well funded with thousands of supporters, including: leftist politicians, members of the media, PC educators, and judges. From the list above, polygamy would seem to be the only possible alternative form which might have enough support in the future. Thousands of folks in America already practice it including fundamentalist Mormon groups and Muslims. Polygamy is legal in most Muslim countries and Columbia recently allowed three men to get legally married. Plus, a US federal judge has already declared Utah’s laws criminalizing polygamy as unconstitutional. So the legal precedence has begun.

However, it is extremely doubtful that relationships between humans and animals or machines like the one above will ever gain enough support to be legally recognized any time in the near future.                *Top

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-Should 9/11 Memorials Be Taken Down?

by Dr. D ~ September 11th, 2017

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Sixteen years ago today the two towers in NY City came crashing down and the Pentagon was damaged in Washington DC while a plane load of folks crashed in Pennsylvania. 2,996 people lost their lives and more than 6,000 others were wounded in the terrorist events on 9/11/01.

Since that time memorials have naturally been placed at all three sites and a museum has opened in New York City. It was a traumatic and life changing time for our nation and the extreme loss of life and the sacrifice of the responders pretty much demanded permanent memorials and a place in our nations perpetual memory.

However, today I have run across a number of folks on the internet questioning whether the memorials are appropriate and whether they should be taken down along with the Confederate statues. After all they supposedly further the cause of discrimination against Muslims and increase and legitimize ‘Islamophobia.’

Here’s one reference from the major media where the question is asked but not actually supported:

‘Fox & Friends’ host wonders if 9/11 monuments will eventually go the way of Confederate statues

There are numerous other articles on blogs and activist sites where the question is not only asked but put forth as an eventual objective. I refuse to give traffic to any of them through a link.

Response: Should the 9/11 memorials be taken down?

No, never!

Nearly 3,000 people were killed and over 6,000 hurt. It was tantamount to a declaration of war against America and should not be forgotten. Like it or not, hundreds of thousands of our military were sent to the Middle East in response to this event and thousands are still there.

Care should be taken not to blame all Muslims for the terrorist events even though millions of adherents of Islam celebrated around the world when the two towers came down. The fact is, this event cannot be separated from radical Islam even if there are millions of peaceful Muslims around the world and in America.

We should not ignore the reality that the perpetrators of this terrorist event and many others referenced their religion, holy book, or prophet as a major philosophical motivation for their actions. The truth is the truth and should never be discounted or silenced in deference to some fake ‘phobia.’ Nevertheless, Muslims in America should be treated with respect and receive all the benefits that our rule of law and Constitution allows just like everyone else.               *Top

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