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-Now Serving Tacos is ‘Offensive’?

by Dr. D ~ October 10th, 2015


Are we now getting to a place in America where almost anything we do or say is offensive to someone somewhere? Seems to be the case. Here is the latest example of political correctness. Administrators at Clemson University were called out for being offensive and insensitive to Latinos on campus and the Mexican culture for featuring tacos in their campus cafeterias. Here’s the story from the Daily Caller:

Officials at Clemson University have apologized for serving a lot of Mexican food at a couple dining halls because two students found it offensive.

Clemson’s food-themed “Maximum Mexican” night, a student favorite, occurred on Wednesday night.

The two complaining students used the hashtag “#CUlturallyInsensitive,” reports Campus Reform.

One of the two students complained about the ongoing cafeteria fiesta by tweeting an image of cafeteria workers wearing sombreros. The caption of the tweet — which now appears to have disappeared — was: “Our culture isn’t a costume and we will not be mocked!”

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Response: The thing that really got me is the fact that the university administrators actually took this ‘offensive’ charge serious and apparently are going to act upon it. This is PC run amuck and taken to the absurd.

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-Bring Your Bible to School Day

by Dr. D ~ October 8th, 2015

Today (Thursday October 8) was “Bring Your Bible to School Day” all across America. It is estimated that over 100,000 students did follow through and celebrate religious freedom in America by bringing their Bibles to school with them.  The nationwide effort was sponsored by Focus on the Family. Here’s a link to the official website for the event: Bring Your Bible . org

Many folks in the US are under the impression that students are not allowed to bring Bibles to public schools but the Supreme court has ruled that students can have informal prayer and even group Bible studies during break times on school campuses as long as no teachers or school officials are involved.

This day along with others like ‘Meet Me At the Pole Day’ (A day when students gather together at the flag pole and pray before the school day begins) are designed to demonstrate the continuing religious rights of students in America.               *Top

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-Promoting Gun Laws More Important Than Christian Lives?

by Dr. D ~ October 6th, 2015


(Image: Wikipedia)

In the aftermath of the gun shooting in Oregon, the President and everyone in the media are focusing in on promoting gun laws and restrictions. No mention of the growing hostile cultural climate/zeitgeist against Christians in America.

This was not the case when a bunch of black Christians were killed in a black church by a racist. All of a sudden Confederate flags and Southern war heroes and memorials were under assault. In the case of the flag, probably long overdue. Can you also imagine what the major national response might have been if a bigot asked students to identify their sexual preferences and killed all those who were homosexual? What if a gunmen killed Muslims instead of Christians would the national dialogue be different? I am sure it would have been.

I guess there are lots of Christians in America so a few less is not as much an issue as gun control. Besides, gun restrictions could cut down on all gun deaths including Christians in the future.

However, this does not take into consideration a growing opposition to Christianity in general and specifically conservative Christians which we have written about in the past calling it- Christianophobia. I believe the response to the killing of Christians in America lends additional support for my growing concern. Christian lives also should matter.                *Top

Here’s a link to a great article by Dr. Michael Brown with the same concerns that I have addressed in even greater detail: “The Demonization of Christianity

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-Muslim Refugees Refusing Food Because of Red Cross on the Box?

by Dr. D ~ October 4th, 2015

There are thousands of hungry Muslim refugees pouring into European countries. Relief organizations like Red Cross are trying to provision all of these folks. Meanwhile there are numerous reports that the refugees are refusing any food with a ‘Red Cross’ on it and food that is not ‘Halal’- food processed and prepared according to Muslim sharia rules.

This video is showing a group in Macedonia who are supposedly hungry but refusing food because it is not ‘Halal.’ In fact they seem to be rather indignant when the Red Cross packages are offered to them. I have also seen other videos of similar scenes in Germany and France.

My question is this- how will folks like this adapt in their new European host country? I see no hope that they will actually assimilate but every indication that they intend to make everyone else adapt to their Muslim sensibilities. I see nothing but trouble ahead in the countries receiving them. 

Another question- where is any help from rich Muslim nations like Saudi Arabia? You would think that Muslim relief groups would be helping the poor Muslim refugees but that doesn’t seem to be the case.              *Top

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-Obama Justice Dept. to Set Up UN Police Network in Major U.S. Cities?

by Dr. D ~ October 3rd, 2015


This sounds like something that would originate on one of those ‘fake’ news sites. Nevertheless, the U.S. Justice Department announced this week that they were going to cooperate with the UN in setting up an international police presence called ‘Strong Cities Network (SCN)’ in American cities to combat ‘violent extremism.’ From the Justice Dept. official website:

While many cities and local authorities are developing innovative responses to address this challenge, no systematic efforts are in place to share experiences, pool resources and build a community of cities to inspire local action on a global scale. 

“The Strong Cities Network will serve as a vital tool to strengthen capacity-building and improve collaboration,” said Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch.  “As we continue to counter a range of domestic and global terror threats, this innovative platform will enable cities to learn from one another, to develop best practices and to build social cohesion and community resilience here at home and around the world.”

The Strong Cities Network (SCN)  – which launches September 29th at the United Nations – will empower municipal bodies to fill this gap while working with civil society and safeguarding the rights of local citizens and communities.

The SCN will strengthen strategic planning and practices to address violent extremism in all its forms by fostering collaboration among cities, municipalities and other sub-national authorities.

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Response: There is no real indication that UN  officials working in this ‘network’ would have any real power to do anything on American soil but advise or communicate with other units around the world. However I have read a number of different articles wondering if this is just the beginning?

The greatest fear is that these UN officials would eventually be granted the power to arrest people that are indicted by some UN/international court system; that our Constitutional rights would be over-ridden and subjected to International law.

Another major concern revolves around the definition of ‘violent extremism.’ Most of the violent extremism around the world is being perpetrated by Islamic radicals. However, officials in the Obama administration (Army) in the past have listed ‘Evangelical Christians’ as possible extremists. Also, some of the UN officials involved in setting up this network are Muslims who have pushed for international ‘blasphemy’ laws restricting any criticism of Islam, the Quran, and Muhammad.

Here’s a link to an article on Breitbart addressing some of these concerns.               *Top

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-Oregon Gunman Targeted Christians?

by Dr. D ~ October 1st, 2015


According to first hand reports the gunman who killed 10 and injured 20 others at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg OR actually singled out Christians during the process. Here’s the story from the NY Post:

The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon community college was forcing people to stand up and state their religion before he began blasting away at them, survivors said Thursday.

A woman who claimed to have a grandmother inside a writing class in Snyder Hall, where a portion the massacre unfolded, described the scene in a tweet.

The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian,” she wrote. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didn’t answer, they were shot in the legs. My grandma just got to my house, and she was in the room. She wasn’t shot, but she is very upset.  …

Kortney Moore, an 18-year-old student at Umpqua Community College who was also in the room, told Oregon’s News Review that the shooter was indeed on the hunt for Christians.

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Response: Can any of you imagine how you might answer the gunman if you were there standing in a line and everyone who professed to be a Christian was shot in the head? It would be a real test of faith.

Christians in America never face any real life-threatening persecution like those in the Middle East or Africa where Christians have been challenged to convert to Islam or die. Then there are all of the reports down through history where Christians suffered horrible deaths when they refused to deny their faith. But this shooting brings it all far closer to home.

How would you answer the gunman? Honestly I do not believe that one could really know for sure until faced with that kind of ultimate choice. A number of Christians today went to their deaths for their faith. I have a suspicion that other Christians may have survived by being silent or by denying their religion. Can they be forgiven? Maybe, but it would be harder to forgive ones self since others actually died. One thing for sure, you would be forever changed.             *Top

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-Pope Francis: Conscientious Objection is a Human Right

by Dr. D ~ September 29th, 2015


  (Pope Francis- from Wikipedia)

Pope Francis says that he views conscientious objection as a human right when asked about Christians who refuse to participate in same-sex marriages. From the Blaze:

When asked aboard the papal plane whether he supports individuals who refuse to violate religious conscience as in the cases of those who decline to grant gay marriage licenses, the pontiff seemingly offered up support for people like Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, NBC News reported.

“I can’t have in mind all the cases that can exist about conscientious objection … but yes, I can say that conscientious objection is a right that is a part of every human right. It is a right,” he said in remarks that were translated by pool reporters. “And if a person does not allow others to be a conscientious objector, he denies a right.”

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Response: We agree. It should be considered a human right. Conscientious objection for religious reasons has great historical and constitutional support in America.

However, that tradition is now under assault when it comes to homosexuality and same-sex marriage. When Quakers refuse to participate in combat or Jehovah’s Witnesses refuse to say the Pledge there has always been considerable understanding and support from liberals and progressives. But that does not seem to be the case now that conservative Christians wish to refrain from participating in any way in same-sex marriages.

Those who refuse are increasingly cast as bigots and the dominant culture seems to applaud the use of judicial force. Very few see a human right for Christians to object to the new ‘law of the land’ when it comes to marriage.

This response by the Pope naturally received very little attention by the main stream press who pick and choose among the Popes statements looking for support for more liberal ideas from the leader of the largest Christian organization, the traditionalist Catholic church.                *Top

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