Friday, February 29, 2008

Racism Alive and Well at Planned Parenthood

Accepting donations to finance abortion of black babies...

From "Racism Alive and Well at Planned Parenthood" by Tony Perkins, posted 2/28/08

A shocking set of recordings was released this week that could prove disastrous for Planned Parenthood's ties with the African-American community. Lila Rose, a pro-life student and reporter at UCLA, launched an undercover investigation aimed at exposing the racism of the nation's largest abortion merchant. With the help of an actor, she contacted Planned Parenthood clinics in seven states, inquiring if they would be willing to accept a donation earmarked for the abortion of black babies. The results were jaw-dropping.

Rose was appalled to discover that every last clinic agreed. Not one employee objected or questioned the request, even when the actor insisted that the purpose was to "lower the number of black people" in America. When the caller phoned an Ohio branch, he was told that Planned Parenthood "will accept the money for whatever reason." Read the outrageous transcript from the Idaho clinic, which is also available with Rose's other recordings in a montage at

Actor: ...I really faced trouble with affirmative action, and I don't want my kids to be disadvantaged against black kids.
Planned Parenthood: Yes, absolutely.
Actor: And we don't, you know, we just think the less black kids out there the better.
Planned Parenthood: (Laughs) Understandable, understandable... This is the first time I've had a donor call and make this kind of request, so I'm excited and want to make sure I don't leave anything out.
Pro-life blogger Jill Stanek reveals staggering statististics regarding the extermination of African Americans by abortion in her post, "Vanishing Black History Month."

[JLS note: "rate" is number of births per 1,000 women.]

1960 black birth rate is 38.9
1965 black birth rate is 32.9
1970 black birth rate is 26.5
1975 black birth rate is 19.5
1980 black birth rate is 19.7

I think you get the point here. Today the black birth rate is 15.7.

This is called the decline of a race.

Now when we add the rate of black abortion, which is 28 [number of abortions per 1,000 women], you got your genocide. [For CDC corroboration see bottom of table #9.]

Genocide anyone? The birth rate is lower than the abortion rate for blacks.

Rev. Jesse Peterson reveals the appalling fact that some black clergymen and political leaders facilitate this genocide in his recent excellent article, "Abortion: Black Genocide."

The utter evil, illogic and stupidity of it all brings to life the Biblical truth of the reality of a spiritual war taking place all around us...

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Virginia Parents Succeed Against Pro-homosexual Book

Parents succeed in protecting their children

From "Virginia parents succeed against pro-homosexual book" by Jeff Johnson, posted 2/22/08

Parents in one Virginia County have successfully forced the removal of a book, which promotes homosexuality, from their local elementary school. The book, titled And Tango Makes Three, is based in part on the story of two male penguins that temporarily form a couple to raise a penguin chick. Peter LaBarbera with Americans for Truth About Homosexuality says he is not surprised that the homosexual propaganda piece is still showing up in elementary school libraries.

"One of the more insidious aspects of the homosexual agenda has been its willingness to manipulate young people's minds to promote homosexual behavior," he warns. "We shouldn't be talking about homosexuality to kids who are years away from understanding ... what normal sex is ...."

Critics say the book does not explain that the real penguins -- on which the story is based -- split-up as soon as a potential female partner was introduced into their environment. And one of them later mated with her.

Christian parents with children in public schools must be vigilant and willing to speak up when necessary. Passivity with regard to the schools teaching children to approve of sin is not a legitimate response from Christian parents.

God help us if we prefer peace to the truth...

Read the rest of this article.

Fort Worth Church to Include Gay Members' Photos in Directory

"Compromise" literally compromises the understanding of the family

From "Fort Worth church to include gay members' photos in directory" by Joanna Cattnatch, posted 2/25/08 at

FORT WORTH – Broadway Baptist Church members reached a compromise on a church directory Sunday, ending a debate on how to include photos of gay members but leaving the pastor's fate unclear.

In a 294-182 vote, members approved a recommendation by the church's board of deacons to publish a directory that would include member photos in "candid, small and large group pictures" but not include family portraits.

The 125th anniversary pictorial directories "will identify the people in them by name and every effort will be made to include all members in the directory," the deacon board said in its recommendation.

The board said members recognize that there are differing opinions on what constitutes a family. The proposal, the board said, did not endanger the church's Baptist affiliations.

"This has been a difficult decision for our congregation," deacon chair Kathy Madeja said, reading a statement after the vote. "We believe we have approached it in the best way possible. We did not rush to make a decision. We tried not only to listen to each other, but to understand each other's opinions.

"We prayerfully searched for God's leading for our church."

Church members voted after a sermon by Pastor Brett Younger in which he asked parishioners to look people in the eye and question what they see and how they react.

"If we look into the eyes of a gay Christian, we may have to rethink some of our opinions," Mr. Younger said.

If there are differing opinions in this church's leadership about "what constitutes a family" this church has got bigger problems than which pictures go in the directory...

Read the rest of the article.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Wheaton College Features Pro-Homosexual Speaker

From "Wheaton College Features Pro-Homosexual Speaker" by Jeff Johnson, posted 2/19/08 at

Wheaton College is once again featuring a pro-homosexual activist as a featured speaker at its Center for Applied Christian Ethics.

Wheaton first came under fire for inviting self-proclaimed "gay Christian" activist Harry Knox to participate in a panel discussion during which he repeated the claim that his sexual preference is a "gift from God." This evening Wheaton will feature Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine and author of the new book The Great Awakening, in which Wallis claims the effort to legitimize homosexual relationships in the law is "a justice issue."

Peter LaBarbera, with Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, says the college is failing both its Bible-centered charter and its obligations to academic integrity. "We find it hard to believe that somebody who believes in the Bible -- and the Bible teaches that homosexuality is an abomination," states LaBarbera, "... could call support for so-called 'civil rights' based on egregiously sinful behavior -- how you can call that 'a justice issue'?"

One must wonder why on earth Wheaton College would give a man, who claims to be Christian -- yet openly advocates rebellion toward God -- a platform from which to influence its students. I can hardly imagine a circumstance under which they would invite a "Christian" who publicly advocates other sorts of sexual sin, such as adultery, polygamy, bestiality or adult incest. Is advocating the more politically correct sin of homosexuality somehow more permissible? Incidentally, Mr. Wallis also supports legalized abortion.

A person such as this should be considered a wolf in sheep's clothing and therefore dangerous to the flock. The only circumstances under which he should have been allowed to speak would have been one where he would have shared the platform with an able Biblical scholar who could have easily rebuked him.

In giving him a solitary platform, Wheaton College not only provided him a position from which to spread his particular brand of rebellion, it also lent him credibility in doing so.

We can only hope and pray that Wheaton College administrators will realize that they have made a very unwise decision and learn from it...

Read the rest of the article.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Abortion in America: Black Genocide

Black clergy and politicians facilitate the genocide.

From "Abortion: Black genocide" by Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, posted 2/12/08 at

Most of my life I had considered myself a Christian. Yet 18 years ago as I sat quietly and prayed, I experienced a deep realization – I harbored resentment in my heart. The realization caused me to repent and forgive. Forgiveness set me free from within, and I began to see with a clarity I never had before.

Soon after that life-changing experience, I started BOND to help black men overcome their resentments and find freedom. Soon I was helping men of every race as I saw mankind's problems were universal.

I began to counsel young and older women as well. Many of the women I spoke to were having or have had at least one abortion. During the counseling sessions, I discovered that most of these women had guilt and low self-esteem. Often they had considered suicide.

I realized that this problem was not being dealt with by the black clergy or black politicians. In fact, to my surprise, abortion was often actually encouraged by these "leaders."

Read the rest of this commentary.

Also read Coach Dave Daubenmire's astute observations about this as a pro-life sidewalk counselor.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

UK: Anglican Bishop Fined $92,000 for Refusing to Hire Homosexual Youth Worker

In addition, the diocese's costs in fighting the case are expected to be around $97,000

From "Bishop fined in gay discrimination case" by Nick Britten, posted 2/2/08 at

A bishop has been ordered to undergo equal opportunities training and to pay a gay youth worker nearly £50,000 ($97,000 US) for refusing him a job because of his sexuality.

John Reaney, 42, had his appointment at the diocese of Hereford blocked by the Bishop of Hereford, the Rt Rev Anthony Priddis, despite being told by his interviewers that he was the outstanding candidate for the post.

During a two-hour interview with Bishop Priddis, Mr Reaney claimed he asked intrusive questions about his sexuality which had left him feeling embarrassed, upset and "a total waste of space".

He was so upset he broke down in tears on the way home. Three days later the bishop telephoned him to say his application had been unsuccessful.

He took the Hereford Diocesan Board of Finance to an employment tribunal and said today he was "delighted" with the payout.

He added: "Lesbian and gay Christians working within the Church of England are entitled to be treated with humanity."

Ben Summerskill, chief executive of the gay rights pressure group Stonewall, added: "We're delighted that the tribunal has sent such a robust signal, both to the bishop and other employers.

"The substantial level of compensation sends out a very clear message. Not even a bishop is above this law."

The compensation includes £25,000 for future loss of wages, £8,000 for future pension loss, £7,000 damages for psychiatric injury, £6,000 for injury to feelings, £1,320 for counselling and £25 for costs incurred seeking work.

The diocese's costs in fighting the case are expected to be around £50,000 ($97,000 US), but a spokesman said this was being met by an anonymous donor.

But the diocese will have to pay the £47,000 compensation award from its own funds.

Perhaps you have wondered if you would have the faith and courage to die for Christ. That is not the right question for American Christians to ask themselves. The more pertinent question appears to be, are you willing to sacrifice your financial prosperity for Christ?

Unless the Church wakes up and shouts a resounding NO! to this nonsense, some of us will have to answer that question sooner than we think...

Choose whom you will serve and start serving Him NOW by standing up for righteousness and speaking the truth about the homosexual 'rights' movement in the circumstances of your own life - at work, in your childrens' school, your church, your local government, the local newspaper, etc. - wherever the lies are being told...Be a witness.

We ought not think that we will be able to muster up the faith and courage in a big decision for Christ if we have compromised all along the way in the small ones...

God will grows us through our small choices so that when and if the day comes that we are forced to choose between continued financial prosperity or the truth, witnessing to the truth will be just one more step in a "long obedience in the same direction..."

Read the rest of this article.

Monday, February 18, 2008

E.R. Discovers the Problem With Postmodernism

From "E.R. discovers the flaw of post-modernism" posted on

Prime-time tv is not a place where we would expect to find a 'rubber meets the road' dramatization of the problem with the post-modern worldview. This remarkable video clip shows clearly the emptiness, shallow platitudes and uncertainty inherent in modern day spiritual wisdom...

Watch the video clip here.

Would you be capable of answering this man's questions? Could you explain the Gospel to him (or someone like him) clearly if you had the opportunity? Could you tell him how he could be forgiven? If not, you need to learn how.

A great but simple way to explain the Gospel comes to us from Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron at Way of the Master ministries. Click here to learn.

We must all be prepared with an answer for the hope that we have...

Friday, February 15, 2008

God, Moral Judgment, and the Death Penalty

From "God, Moral Judgment, and the Death Penalty" by Albert Mohler, posted 1/29/08 at

In a fascinating new look at capital punishment, Professor Walter Berns of Georgetown University argues that support of the death penalty is tied to belief in God. He documents the link between secularization and declining support for capital punishment.

In "Religion and the Death Penalty," published in The Weekly Standard, Berns begins by observing that the best case for the death penalty "was made, paradoxically, by one of the most famous of its opponents, Albert Camus, the French novelist." Indeed, in opposing the death penalty Camus seems to have grasped what others had missed.

As Professor Berns explains:

The death penalty, he said, "can be legitimized only by a truth or a principle that is superior to man," or, as he then made clearer, it may rightly be imposed only by a religious society or community; specifically, one that believes in "eternal life." Only in such a place can it be said that the death sentence provides the guilty person with the opportunity (and reminds him of the reason) to make amends, thus to prepare himself for the final judgment which will be made in the world to come. For this reason, he said, the Catholic church "has always accepted the necessity of the death penalty." This may no longer be the case. And it may no longer be the case that death is, as Camus said it has always been, a religious penalty. But it can be said that the death penalty is more likely to be imposed by a religious people.


The reasons for this are not obvious. It may be that the religious know what evil is or, at least, that it is, and, unlike the irreligious, are not so ready to believe that evil can be explained, and thereby excused, by a history of child abuse or, say, a "post-traumatic stress disorder" or a "temporal lobe seizure." Or, again unlike the irreligious, and probably without having read so much as a word of his argument, they may be morally disposed (or better, predisposed) to agree with the philosopher Immanuel Kant--that greatest of the moralists--who said it was a "categorical imperative" that a convicted murderer "must die." Or perhaps the religious are simply quicker to anger and, while instructed to do otherwise, slower, even unwilling, to forgive. In a word, they are more likely to demand that justice be done. Whatever the reason, there is surely a connection between the death penalty and religious belief.

Read the rest of this article.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Love and Chemicals

If atheist scientists are right, love is just chemicals in the brain...

From "Love and Chemicals" by Dinesh D'Souza, posted 2/13/08 at

Physicist Victor Stenger in God: The Failed Hypothesis rejects the idea that humans have souls. “If we do indeed possess an immaterial soul, then we should expect to find some evidence for it.” Along the same lines, philosopher Daniel Dennett writes, “Nerve cells are very complicated mechanical systems. You take enough of those, and you put them together, and you get a soul.” Cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker adds, “Every aspect of our mental lives depends entirely on physiological events in the tissues of the brain.” And what happens to free will? “It seems free to you,” biologist Francis Crick explains, “but it’s the result of things you are not aware of.”

The issue here is the effort on the part of atheists—some with impressive scientific credentials—to extend the materialistic understanding of nature to human beings. Yes, we humans are material objects but are we no more than that? Certainly we experience ourselves very differently from the way we experience the outside world. All other things we experience indirectly, from the outside, through the apparatus of our senses; but ourselves we experience directly, from the inside, without the involvement of our senses.

Only about ourselves do we have this kind of “inside information.” And when we examine ourselves we discover things about our nature that we don’t find in inanimate objects. Based on our privileged and unique access, we know that the external or objective account of reality, however accurate it may be in describing raindrops and tree trunks, is not the fully story when it comes to describing ourselves.

For instance, we have consciousness and that is something that doesn’t show up under a microscope. We experience love, one of our deepest human experiences, and this seems absurd to explain simply in terms of atoms and molecules interacting with each other.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

8-year-old Boy Returning to School as Girl

Teachers making accommodations, preparing to counsel other students.

From "8-year-old boy returning to class as a girl" posted 2/8/08 at

An 8-year-old boy is preparing to return to his home school district in Colorado as a girl, so school officials are designating two school restrooms as unisex facilities, and preparing to counsel other students on the issue of transgenderism.

The report comes from KUSA-Television in Denver, which did not identify the third-grade student or his family in the Castle Rock suburban district.

But the report said the student had attended his home district several years ago, as a boy, and then had taken classes in another district for a time.

One parent, identified by the television station as Dave M., said children in the elementary school are going to wonder what's going on.

"I see this as being a very difficult situation to explain to my daughter, to explain why someone would not want to be the gender they were born with," he told the station.

His daughter will share a classroom with the boy dressing as a girl.

"I do think that there's going to be an acknowledgment that 'Why are you in a dress this year when you were in pants last year?'" he said.

A spokeswoman for the Douglas County School District in Castle Rock, said the district's calling "is to educate all kids no matter where they come from, what their background is, beliefs, values, it doesn't matter."

Whei Wong, the district spokeswoman, said the school is preparing two "unisex" restrooms for the student to use and teachers have been instructed to address the student by name, instead of using a "he" or "she" pronoun.

...Wong confirmed "mental health professionals" would be provided for other students, staff or parents if there are "any concerns at all."

Read the rest of this article.

So is this where we are at?

Instead of helping confused children to embrace reality, we will instead ALL live a lie?

I wonder if we have become so incapable of rational thought that parents and teachers will actually accept this hideous psychobabble.
A faithful Christian teacher or parent must REFUSE.

Since transgenderism is still categorized as a mental health DISORDER by the APA I'm wondering how the school can legally do this. At the very least the school is encouraging a mental disorder...

There is so little respect for even obvious physical truth in our day.

What chance does moral truth have?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Can You Legislate Morality?

By Sonja Dalton

A challenge to your thinking, friends:

Point #1

America has enacted federal/state/local legislation prohibiting and defining punishment for theft, fraud, bribery, assault, rape, murder, etc. So in fact we do legislate morality.

God Himself intends for governments to enforce morality — to punish evil-doers, avenge evil, evoke praise from the righteous, execute justice (I Pet 2:15; Rom 13:1-6; Prov 21:15 & 29:4) — does He not?

So the question is not “Should we legislate morality?” or “How can we legislate/enforce morality?” but rather: “Whose morality will be honored?” If not the Christian value system, then what system of values do you propose instead? Shall we substitute...

Secular humanism? (Counterfeit freedom — the morality that is being legislated in America today; examine its fruit...)
Islamic sharia law? (The Archbishop of Canterbury has actually suggested that Britain allow Muslims to govern themselves within the UK!)

In reality, there is no such thing as “moral neutrality” — not in politics, not in law, not in public school curricula, etc. Teaching evolution or what passes for “sex ed” is not morally neutral — it advances the argument of the Enemy. Allowing abortion and permitting “homosexual marriage” (or even “civil unions”) are not morally neutral positions — for what is the message conveyed? What is legal is also permissible...okay to do...ethical...moral.

Laws begin by imposing norms of conduct, but conclude by teaching morality and values.
As these values are inculcated, the coercive power of law recedes as its moral force rises to govern the conduct of the people.
-- David Lewellyn of the Simon Greenleaf School of Law

Point #2

Rest assured: “Christian activists” do not imagine that America (or Americans) will be redeemed in creating or even in keeping sound laws. The purpose of earthly legislation is not to save man’s soul, but simply to preserve justice in society. (Even God’s law doesn’t save — because we cannot adequately observe it! Thus the need for grace and mercy.) Immoral law — law that fails to reflect the character and nature and design of God — cannot preserve justice! Satan’s activists seek to influence the law in order to sanctify their particular sins in the eyes of their community; Christian activists seek to influence legislation as an act of love toward our neighbors...

Righteousness exalts a nation,but sin is a reproach to any people. -- Prov 14:34

Just laws protect the innocent against those who would violate them (or at the very least, punish the guilty) — for example, those who would divorce an innocent wife, fail to support children, brutally murder the unborn, rob our children of their innocence, molest a teenage boy, scam an elderly person, etc.

But what happens when law does not comport with that which is truly righteous? Evil reigns unrestrained. Lies are propagated. Victims suffer and multiply.

(Do some research: How man children grew up fatherless or in poverty prior to “birth control” and “no-fault divorce” and “sexual freedom” vs now? I know the answer — do you? What percentage of US population practiced homosexuality, bi-sexuality, or lived as transgender in 1950 vs now? And what do you project that figure will be in 2025, as a generation grows up with no law prohibiting sodomy and in some states with a “right” to “marry”?)

Point #3

In contrast, earthly laws built upon the truth of God’s law have the power to teach men virtue, to change man’s heart by convicting him of sin and bringing him to repentance. To quote an excellent article (“No Hint of Politics”) by Greg Koukl:

Because Christians have been silent, "debased public standards which are destructive of life, faith, family, personal morality, and social responsibility are now protected by new, coercive laws and constitutional principles."...

When someone tells me that laws can never change a fallen person's heart, I ask them if they apply that philosophy to their children. Does the moral training of our children consist merely of preaching the Gospel to them? Wouldn't we consider it unconscionable to neglect a child's moral instruction with the excuse that laws can never change a child's rebellious heart? Don't we give them rules to obey, then threaten them with punishment for disobedience?

Proverbs instructs us to "train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it" (22:6). We give children rules to obey, then praise or punish them according to their conduct. We expect that a faithful and judicious application of moral guidelines—with appropriate rewards and punishments for behavior—will develop habits of moral virtue.

If this works to build children, why can't it work to build citizens? If it works to raise a family, why can't it work to raise a collection of families known as a community? Why do we believe in the transforming power of moral instruction at home, but consider it powerless to inform the moral conscience of a country made up of families just like ours? Same people. Same laws. Same rules. Same process.

Our Constitution ensures liberty to worship false gods or no god at all, and even opportunity to influence our leaders and laws for evil — but its authors never intended to fully accommodate the modern demands of secular humanists, radical Muslims, queer activists, etc.

Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
-- John Adams

We Christians have believed one of Satan’s most effective lies: that we ought not impose “our” morality on others. We have hid our light under a bushel. The Truth is that there is only one Source of genuine morality, and we ought not be ashamed to extol Him in the public square.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Hog Wild for Jesus

From "Hog Wild for Jesus" by Dr. Scott Lively, posted 2/5/08 at

What would you do if somebody built a “gay” nudist colony in your neighborhood? When that happened in a little town called Ava, Missouri, some Christian men decided to fight fire with fire so-to-speak, and built a hog farm next door. They apparently reasoned that one public nuisance deserves another. However, the “gays” disliked their new neighbors so much they filed a lawsuit.

Almost as predictable as the lawsuit was the condemnation by many Christians (including some pastors) that the men’s actions were “not Christian.” But is that right? Is it truly “not Christ-like” to show open hostility to evil? Is real Christianity so docile and effeminate that its only answer to aggression is to hide in the church and pray? Or to show only sweet and tender love toward the offenders so we won’t hurt their feelings or scare them away from the church?

The Jesus I worship was a man, not a wimp. While He could be, and often was compassionate and nurturing, He was not afraid to show intolerance for sin, and even to take forceful action against it when necessary. In John 2:15, this same Jesus made a whip of cords with His own hands and used it to drive the money changers from the temple, after kicking over their tables. And He repeatedly and publicly rebuked certain pious religious leaders as “a brood of vipers” and “whitewashed tombs full of dead men’s bones” Matthew 23:13-35.“ I wonder if this Jesus would even be accepted in membership in many of America’s churches, let alone be allowed to preach.

Now I’m decidedly NOT advocating or condoning violence against homosexuals. Nor am I necessarily endorsing this particular action taken by these men. As much I applaud their courage, I might personally have pursued a less lawsuit-inviting strategy. But as a spiritual matter, I ask you: what IS the appropriate response to the establishment of an open and notorious summer-camp for sodomy in a rural, conservative neighborhood in the “buckle of the Bible belt?”

Lets first not pretend that the builders of this “gay” sex camp are just innocent new neighbors looking for a quiet place to be left alone. The establishment of this base was a deliberate act of in-your-face, I-dare-you-to-hit-me provocation by political agitators, complete with drunken, naked men strolling down nearby roads in front of families...

Read the rest of this thought provoking editorial.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Sex-Ed Curriculum Includes Field Trip to Buy Condoms

From "Sex-Ed Curriculum Includes Field Trip to Buy Condoms" by Bob Unruh, posted 2/2/08 at

A campaign has been launched by concerned parents and others in Florida where a school board has adopted an explicit sex ed curriculum that includes various how-to lessons for students as young as fourth grade, and in one incarnation proposed field trips for children to purchase condoms and then talk about their experience.

The parents have created the Sex Ed website to coordinate their work to oppose the program adopted by the board members of the St. Lucie County school district.

The dispute is similar to a controversy that has been going on in Montgomery County, Md., over a similarly graphic sex-education curriculum adopted by the school board there that teaches homosexuality is innate and provides depictions of "erotic" sex techniques.

...Janice Karst, a spokeswoman for the district, said the program was adopted "in addition" to the school's regular abstinence-based program in response to community concerns over a high number of HIV/AIDS cases in the county.

Read the rest of this article.

Let's get this straight: According to the CDC 71% of AIDS in this country is a result of men having sex with men, but the solution to the crisis is to teach 4th graders how to use condoms???

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Coalition Calls for Exodus from CA Public Schools

From "Exodus Mandate, Phyllis Schlafly and a Coalition of Christian and Pro-family Organizations Endorse Call for 'Exodus' From California Schools" posted 2/7/08 at

COLUMBIA, South Carolina, Feb. 7 /Christian Newswire/ -- California Governor Schwarzenegger signed legislation mandating that public school children be indoctrinated to accept as normal the homosexual lifestyle and other forms of sexual deviancy. In the wake of the failed effort to obtain a referendum to repeal this legislation, a broad coalition of Christian grassroots organizations have endorsed the Campaign for Children and Families' call for California families and churches to rescue their children from California's public schools.

The growing coalition includes Eagle Forum, the Campaign for Children and Families, Exodus Mandate, and ten more sponsors, five of which are based in California. These organizations will be providing information to California parents and pastors concerning the new school legislation, how it mainstream's sexual deviancy among children, and what alternatives to California's public schools are available.

According to Phyllis Schlafly, President of Eagle Forum, "Many of us have worked to reform public schools. Unfortunately, SB 777 and the related legislation represent a repudiation of 2,000 years of Christian moral teaching on human sexuality, marriage, and the family. The result is that California's schools are now promoting behaviors and lifestyles that are physically and spiritually dangerous for children. Consequently, in California, parents must try to find alternatives to the public schools."

Read the rest of this press release.

Albert Mohler Advocates Christian Exit From Public Schools

From "Mohler's New Book Advocates Exit Strategy from Public Schools" by Bob Allen, posted 1/18/08 at Ethics

A seminary president and recently announced candidate for president of the Southern Baptist Convention says in a new book that Christians should have an exit strategy from public schools.

Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, says in Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues With Timeless Truth that Christian parents increasingly view public schools as "prime battlegrounds for cultural conflict."

Given recent developments, Mohler predicts schools "will soon become even more hostile to the convictions of many Christian families."

"I am convinced that the time has come for Christians to develop an exit strategy from the public schools," Mohler writes. "Some parents made this decision long ago."

..."The strategy would also affirm the responsibility of churches to equip parents, support families and offer alternatives," he writes. "At the same time, this strategy must acknowledge that Christian churches, families and parents do not yet see the same realities, the same threats and the same challenges in every context. Sadly, this is almost certainly just a matter of time."

Read the rest of this article.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Public School Teachers Boo Pro-Family Pastor

From "Teachers boo pro-family pastor" by Jeff Johnson 2/4/08 at

A pastor known for overcoming racial discrimination to become an NFL star and pro-family advocate was booed during a recent Martin Luther King Day presentation.

You may know Ken Hutcherson's name from his pro football days or, more recently, his pro-family activism in defense of traditional marriage. But Hutcherson's daughter was introducing her father at her high school to talk about how he overcame racism thanks to the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"And then she says, 'But the most important thing is, this is my Dad.' I stood up to walk up to the microphone and there were some boos. They started booing."

Hutcherson, senior pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Washington, ignored the hecklers and gave his presentation, which never mentioned homosexuality. But the homosexual activists who booed Hutcherson were not finished. After his speech, they challenged him directly in front of the entire assembly.

Read the rest of this article.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Christians Urged to Vote Their Values

From "Land, others, urge Christians to vote their values in elections" by Daniel W. Guido, posted 9/25/08 at

Richard Land is the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. He and several other spoke at the "Values Voter Summit" Sept. 21-23.

Land told the audience that God is involved in the moral issues that currently confront Americans.

“God is pro-life, pro-heterosexual and anti-pornography. But He is not Democrat or Republican," Land said.

Land’s comments came during a panel discussion on “The Role of Churches in Political Issues.” Appearing with him was Herb Lusk, pastor of Greater Exodus Baptist Church in Philadelphia; John Guest, pastor of Christ Church at Grove Farm in Sewickley, Pa.; and Kenyn Cureton, vice president for convention relations for the SBC's Executive Committee. Cureton served as moderator.

Land said he would caution churches to refrain from endorsing specific candidates and instead work to educate their parishioners on where the candidates stand on the issues.

“Churches can be engaged, getting involved in voter registration, for instance, as long as it is done blind,” Land said. “Pastors have an obligation to speak prophetically about the issues of the day. And we all have an obligation to preach about unborn life. Every Christian should be registered to vote. It is a sin not to vote.”

Lusk agreed, telling the audience that voting and “standing for the truth requires courage, but we must do it.” He said “Christians must get out there and live what we believe," and he warned that like the days of Nehemiah, “our walls are down and our cities are in disarray. We must cry out to God for His protection and deliverance.”

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Political Passivity - Vice or Christian Virtue?

Note to our readers: We have posted this previously but this excellent commentary is worth running again on the eve of an important primary election...

From "Political Passivity—Vice or Christian Virtue?" by Greg Koukl, posted 4/30/07 at

It’s not only the left that sounds the alarm when Christians “jeopardize the separation of church and state” by engaging in political action. Some Christians object, too. One evangelical leader offered this stern warning: “There should not be even a hint of anything political in our public discourse.”

This may sound spiritual in some circles, but it can be devastating to the public good. Without question the Gospel has supernatural power to change lives, and those changed lives can change the world. William Wilberforce, Martin Luther King, and Mother Teresa come immediately to mind.

Some Christians wrongly conclude, however, that political involvement is therefore a waste of time. This is a mistake. The Gospel is never communicated in a political or cultural vacuum.

“The effective and mass communication of the gospel depends upon the freedom to proclaim it,” wrote Hugh Hewitt. The Apostle Paul told Christ’s followers to pray for those in authority so believers might lead a tranquil, quiet life in godliness and dignity. In a democratic society those prayers can and should be augmented by action.

The doctrine of political passivity is flawed in its understanding of the function of law, the changing definition of "politics," the role of the Christian citizen in the moral education of a nation, and the original intent of the First Amendment.

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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Intrusive Gay Bill Moving Through CA Legislature

Critics say it's the first step toward establishing quotas for homosexuals

From "Intrusive Gay Bill Moving Through CA Legislature" by Terry Phillips, posted 2/1/08 at

When first written, the California bill would have required a private foundation to gather information about its operations pertaining only to race and gender. Becky Burgoyne, legislation analyst with the California Family Council, says it was soon amended.

"They have now expanded that to all foundations. And so they're all included now, but they also put in sexual orientation."

Jeff Johnston, a gender analyst at Focus on the Family, finds the demand, to gather information on sexual orientation, ironic.

"On the one hand, you have people on the left saying, for years, that they don't want the government in the bedroom. And then here they are trying to collect information about what happens in the bedroom."

The current proposal only requires information be "gathered." Johnston says that won't last

Tragic and astonishing in its absurdity...A quote by Christian author and researcher, Allan Dobras, says it all,

“It should be abundantly clear to even the most casual observer that the homosexual rights movement is out of control and has gained immense momentum. Homosexuality in its several forms (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender—GLBT) has become the cause celebre of our time and shredded the fabric of rational thought."

–Alan Dobras, “Is Anybody There? Does Anybody Dare?”

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Black History Month: What do Many of the Heroes Have in Common?

They were followers of Jesus Christ...

From "Follow the Lord Jesus" by Chuck Colsons, posted 2/1/07 at

It’s Black History Month—and in classrooms around the country, children have been learning about famous African-Americans and their contributions to our culture. That’s a good thing. But there is one thing most kids have not been learning about many of these famous men and women: that is, their Christian faith and how it motivated their lives and their work.

For instance, Sojourner Truth is often identified as a women’s rights advocate and abolitionist. Overlooked is the source of Sojourner’s fiery devotion to human rights: That was her commitment to Jesus Christ. “The Lord gave me the name Sojourner,” she declared, “because I was to travel up and down the land, showing people their sins, and being a sign unto them.” At age 88, her dying words were, “Follow the Lord Jesus.”

Wow...Showing them their sins? That would certainly be a politically incorrect statement today - even in most of our churches, but it is certainly Biblical...

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