Wednesday, July 30, 2008
My thoughts on the parade...absolutely revolting and sick. How could the city let these vile people prance around doing lewd sexual acts and/or jumping around naked. And the costumes, what's up with that??? And they say they are "normal" for whom? Them? And they have the audacity to force their perverse lifestyle upon us?
Where is the outrage from the Christian community or anyone who finds this type of activity unacceptable in that area? I would be protesting, even if I stood alone.
Christians have to wake up and start fighting back.
CBNNews.com - Outside of gay marriage, another legal battle is brewing in California
Four San Diego firefighters ordered to work a gay pride parade are suing the city for sexual harassment and the violation of their freedom of speech.
"Me and my crew were given a direct order to be in that parade," captain John Ghiotto said.
RELATED STORY:CA Gay Marriage Ban Faces ChallengeGhiotto had served with the San Diego fire department for 19 years before receiving parade orders for the first time. He says he and his fellow crew members feared retaliation if they refused to go along.
"My engineer was on the captain's list. I was on the battalion chief's list, and if you go against any type of order I would be suspended on the spot," he explained.
The crew went ahead with orders. Pictures from the day show an event charged with sexual activity and nudity.
"The stuff that goes on in that parade, if I was to go out and take pictures of some of that stuff we saw out there and hang it in the fire station, I would be disciplined," Ghiotto said.
The firefighter's lawsuit charges the city of San Diego with sexual harassment, violation of freedom of speech and retaliation.
The San Diego city attorney called the retaliation charges "petty" and "not true."
City officials did admit, however, they got "caught short" on the day of the parade and asked Ghiotto's crew for help.
Now the city has an explicit parade policy-- strictly volunteer.
The fire department has participated in the annual gay pride event for 15 years with no complaints until now.
Monday, July 28, 2008
I am still a fan of the show because later on, there were two different characters confronted with having affairs and both of them rejected it, one rather reluctantly and the other vehemently. Realizing that their marriages were far more important than some fling.
Most other series would have allowed the characters to engage in the elicit affairs.
How do you feel about the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy the military has?
Friday, July 25, 2008
My sister called me and was telling me about Baby Brianna. A little six-month-old baby who was born into a life of sexual and physical abuse.
I logged on today for the sole purpose of finding more about this horrific, tragic and heart-breaking story. When I saw the news clip. I lost it. I couldn't contain my shock and horror, my disbelief of what this beautiful little baby endured her entire life, I couldn't stop the tears.
I wish with all of my heart that New Mexico had the death penalty because those monsters deserve to DIE!
Here is a brief introduction of this child-abuse case and then the video news clip:
The story of Baby Brianna is a hard one, but it is the ugly reality of child abuse. Violent family members caused her death while others hid what they knew was going on.
"She had bite marks on her face, cheek, head, arms, legs, chest, torso, everywhere.
"Literally bruised from head to toe, from the top of her head all throughout her body all the way to the big toe on her right foot."
She was beaten and raped by her own family, her dad and her uncle.
The night before, Steven and Andy threw Brianna to the ceiling, then let her slam to the ground. And they had raped her time and time again.
Brianna's mother had bitten her child. The source of the other bruises remains a mystery.
HERE IS THE WHOLE STORY ON VIDEO. CLICK HERE:
PLEASE, PLEASE if you even suspect child abuse, report it immediately. No one deserves to die the way this little angel died.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I am fully aware that PBS is very liberal, but to speak blatant lies about the precious Word of God, is appalling. Basically they are saying that the Old Testament or rather the whole bible is nothing but a bunch of lies and they are going to disprove it. *rolls eyes* It hasn't happened yet.
It is scheduled to air on November 18.
Producer Paula Apsell said: "...It's (The Bible's Buried Secrets) designed for intelligent people who are willing to change their mind. …it will give intelligent people who want to read the Bible in a modern way a chance. If we insist on reading the Bible literally, in 25 years, nobody will read it any longer."
Okay, please tell me that this woman isn't claiming that only non-intelligent people read the bible????? AND that "If we insist on reading" what the heck is that supposed to imply? What really cracked me up was that she believes in 25 years no one will be reading it? Well, if the rapture occurs, I could see that happening or if Christians are sent into hiding, possibly. Otherwise she needs to pull her arrogant head out of the ground. When was the last time she had a CAT scan done? Anybody? Anybody?
Among highlights of "The Bible's Buried Secrets":
• The Old Testament was written in the sixth century BC and hundreds of authors contributed.
• Abraham, Sarah and their offspring didn't exist.
• There is no archaeological evidence of the Exodus.
• Monotheism was a process that took hundreds of years.
• The Israelites were actually Canaanites.
• The Israelites believed that God had a wife.
What makes this even more aggravating is that they receive a lot of money from congress. So Christian dollars will be going to support this non-profit program that basically is thumbing their noses at our beliefs desecrating our most precious Holy Bible.
To think I used looked forward to Masterpiece Theater every Sunday!!
I am a bit confused because they do air wholesome, family oriented shows like Little House on the Prairie, the Anne of Green Gables trilolgy, Jane Austen movies. So, why would they intentially slap the faces of their Christian viewers?
Why not disprove the Koran? I'll tell you why. FEAR of the repercussions from the Muslim community that's why.
Monday, July 21, 2008
According to Planned Parenthood's latest annual report, the organization received more than $1 billion from revenues -- nearly one-third of that figure came from "government grants and contracts." In light of that report, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) became outraged when she learned of Planned Parenthood's new branding effort in her Minnesota district. She says the new strategy is a move away from helping poor women with family planning, and instead involves targeting latte-drinking, affluent women across America. But Bachmann claims Planned Parenthood has always been about big business.
“When Planned Parenthood brings in over a billion dollars in revenues, pays no taxes, and sits at the end of the year fat and happy with $115 million in the bank and brazenly works to go after affluent women rather than helping out poor women, as their original mission statement said, I agree with the executive director of Illinois Planned Parenthood, who said 'Planned Parenthood wants to be the LensCrafters of family planning,'" said Bachmann. "In other words," she notes, "they want to be the big-box retailer."
Bachmann was one of several Republican lawmakers who denounced the abortion provider during a recent one-hour pro-life Special Order on the House floor called by Congressman Chris Smith (R-New Jersey). "We didn't have one Democrat come to the floor and call on Planned Parenthood to either live up to their non-profit status or renounce that status, be truthful with the American people, and start paying taxes and not be eligible for any more taxpayer subsidies," she argues. "As a matter of fact, in Houston, Planned Parenthood announced that they will be building a 75,000-square-foot building. How could that be possible -- a 75,000-square-foot building?" Bachmann questions.
She states that, as a former tax lawyer, it has become clear to her that Planned Parenthood no longer fits the mold of a 501(c)3 non-profit and should be paying taxes. And Bachmann questions whether Planned Parenthood really uses public funds to help its efforts for "voter identification and community education" on family-planning issues.
It makes me absolutely sick to my stomach to see that this organization has reached a billionaire status by murdering babies. They lie to the women and convince them that they are doing the right thing by butchering their unborn babies. PP and NARAL (which is even more dispicable than PP) use the term "zygote-embryo-fetus" which de-humanizes the baby and convinces the women that they truly are not killing a live person, but, rather a "potential" living human being.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Here is the story:
A professional counselor has been fired for referring a homosexual patient to another counselor for relationship advice. The counselor who was dismissed is a Christian.
Marcia Walden is a professional counselor who worked for Computer Sciences Corporation, a government contractor that provides Employee Assistance Program counselors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But Walden was suspended and subsequently fired when she referred a homosexual CDC employee to another counselor for advice on the woman's same-sex relationship.
Jim Campbell, litigation counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), says employers are required by law to accommodate an employee's religious beliefs, when doing so would cause no hardship. "Employees should not be forced to check their religious beliefs at the door," he argues. Campbell says Walden was motivated by her religious and ethical beliefs, and she felt she was unable to offer the employee counsel. "...[S]he did what was ethically reasonable. She referred this employee to another counselor who was able to do the job," he explains.
Walden's employer did not offer to assign her to another contract or to transfer her to another position, notes Campbell. However, they did, according to Walden's lawsuit, tell her she could keep her job if she would agree to lie to homosexual clients about why she would not offer them relationship advice. "In this instance the employer placed upon Ms. Walden an unconstitutional choice. It forced her to either sacrifice her religious beliefs and offer counsel despite her religiously based conflict, or it forced her to refer the potential client to another counselor and lose her job," says the ADF attorney, who states it is "egregious" for any Christian employee to face termination for abiding by their religious principles. Campbell contends Walden is being punished for doing the right thing twice -- first, for remaining true to her beliefs; and second, for ensuring that the employee received the requested counseling.
I cannot help but think, if I were that Christian counselor I would have done my best to break-up that relationship and direct them both to having platonic relationships with men. I am sure that would have been grounds for immediate termination.
I am proud that she stood her ground and is fighting back. Christians have rights also, not just the Muslims.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
NEW YORK - Advocates for gay and lesbian parents are denouncing Sen. John McCain, an adoptive father himself, for opposing adoptions by gays, which prompted his presidential campaign to clarify Tuesday that he does not seek a federal ban on the practice.
Only one state, Florida, outlaws adoptions by gays, which have become commonplace in much of the nation.
The Republican nominee-in-waiting was asked for his views on the subject in an interview published Sunday in The New York Times.
"I think that we've proven that both parents are important in the success of a family so, no, I don't believe in gay adoption," McCain replied.
McCain then remarked that he and his wife, Cindy, were proud to be adoptive parents of a daughter born in Bangladesh, and he encouraged others to adopt. Asked if those adopting should be a "traditional couple," McCain answered, "Yes."
The responses were condemned by gay and lesbian groups.
"He's completely out of touch," said Kara Suffredini, public policy director for the Family Equality Council. "There's no reason, except for the sake of red meat for his base, to throw up screens in the way of children in foster care getting homes."
Jody Huckaby, executive director of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, said McCain's comments were especially dismaying because more than 100,000 children are in foster care waiting to be adopted.
"Sen. McCain would deny loving homes to children who desperately need them simply because of an outdated prejudice about what a family may look like," Huckaby said.
On Tuesday, as criticism of McCain's comments spread, his campaign elaborated on the candidate's views.
"John McCain could have been clearer in the interview in stating that his position on gay adoption is that it is a state issue. ... He was not endorsing any federal legislation," a campaign statement said.
"Sen. McCain's expressed his personal preference for children to be raised by a mother and a father wherever possible," the statement added. "However, as an adoptive father himself, McCain believes children deserve loving and caring home environments, and he recognizes that there are many abandoned children who have yet to find homes. John McCain believes that in those situations that caring parental figures are better for the child than the alternative."
An estimated 65,000 children have been adopted by gays and lesbians, according to advocacy groups. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Psychiatric Association and the National Association of Social Workers, among other groups, have expressed support for gay adoptions.
"It is an insult to these professionals and the children whom they represent to suggest that the door should be closed to people other than a 'traditional' married couple," said Ellen Kahn, who coordinates family-related projects for the Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights group.
Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, said McCain "needs to read the research and rethink his comments."
"His implication is that every adopted child should have a mother and father," Pertman added. "That may be the ideal, but if we stick to it, we would have far fewer homes for kids. Single people _ gay and straight _ represent a significant number of adoptive parents."
States have widely varying laws regarding adoption by same-sex couples, but only Florida has a law explicitly banning gays and lesbians from adopting as individuals.
Conservative activists in Arkansas have been working to get a similar ban on the ballot in November, but have struggled to generate public support. Earlier this month, they turned in a petition with 65,899 signatures _ only slightly more than the required number and well under the initial goal of 100,000 signatures.
Recent national polls suggest that support for the concept of gay adoption is growing. A 2006 poll by the Pew Research Center found a near-even split on the issue; a 2007 poll by CNN and Opinion Research Corp. said 57 percent of respondents felt gays should have the right to adopt, while 40 percent said they shouldn't.
A gay adoptive father in Atlanta, Ken Manford, said he and his partner have felt strong support and acceptance from neighbors and acquaintances since they adopted a son from Guatemala nearly seven years ago.
"If Sen. McCain came and sat down with us, I'd tell him we've proven that both parents are important in our family," Manford said. "It doesn't matter that both those parents are men."
McCain's Democratic rival, Barack Obama, supports adoption rights for gays and lesbians.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Prime Minister John Howard - Australia
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law
were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia ,
as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head
off potential terror attacks.
Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims
on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies
monitoring the nation's mosques.
'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT.
Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying
about whether we are offending some individual or their
culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have
experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority
'This culture has been developed over two centuries
of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men
and women who have sought freedom'
'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese,
Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language.
Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society .
Learn the language!'
'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some
Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because
Christian men and women, on Christian principles,
founded this nation, and this is clearly documented.
It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls
of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you
consider another part of the world as your new home,
because God is part of our culture.'
'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why.
All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony
and peaceful enjoyment with us.'
'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE,
and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this.
But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping
about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our
Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one
other great Australian freedom,
'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.'
'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force
you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the
country YOU accepted.'
Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves,
American and Canadian citizens will find the
backbone to start speaking and voicing the same truths.
I wish our government would take this stance and stick with it. Obama wants all of us to learn Spanish, when it should the Spanish/Hispanics learning English, right?
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I was disappointed with the 2nd episode. The Christian family seems so fake and unreal I cannot relate to them, and I know that John Shneider is a Christian. What got me a little irritated is the horrible stereotype that has been placed on Hispanics. I have rarely seen a tv show or movie that doesn't portray us as whores, drug dealers, housekeepers, etc. It is infuriating.
Has anyone heard of the Universal Life Church? Well, I found out itabout yesterday!
I got this from their website:
"Become ordained quickly and easily, and begin your own ministry! As a legally ordained minister, you will be able to perform weddings, funerals, baptisms and other functions of the clergy.
In existence since 1959, the Universal Life Church is headquartered in Modesto, California, and has congregations around the world. The sun never sets on the Universal Life Church.
ULC ministers come from all walks of life and spiritual traditions. Our common thread is our adherence to the universal doctrine of religious freedom:
"Do only that which is right".
Every person has the natural right (and the responsibility) to peacefully determine what is right. We are advocates of religious freedom.
The Universal Life Church wants you to pursue your spiritual beliefs without interference from any outside agency, including government or church authority.
You may become a legally ordained minister for life, without cost, and without question of faith.
I found out from a friend it costs about $29.99 to get any title that you want and since I don't really want to join this organization I can't recall what all the titles were, one of them was "Minister of free thinking." lol! It got better but my mind went blank. And it is about $40 if you want to become Jedi Knight, no joke. Hmmm...now I wouldn't mind being ordained as a Jedi Knight, wonder if I would get supplied with my own light saber or is it an additional cost...hee.
Believe it or not here are celebs that have been ordained by the ULC.
Johnny Carson (deceased)
Richard Branson, (founder and head of Virgin Group)
The Honky Tonk Man, (professional wrestler)
Carson Kressley (Queer Eye)
Jesse G. James (motorcycle builder)
Jeff Probst (Survivor),
Jerry Reinsdorf (sports owner, performed a marriage on the field at a Chicago White Sox game),
John Waters (director)...
Sad but true people and rather alarming don't you think?
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
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Monday, July 7, 2008
Well, I have been brooding over this ever since and I want to comment on that.
What is more irresponsible, saying to your son "Here is a condom, try not to get a girl knocked-up or get an incurable disease." Or to your daughter, "Here is a condom try not to get knocked-up or get an incurable disease."
Afterall, condoms are about 85 percent effective in preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS. (Don't believe me, look it up) So, does this mean that 85 percent is good enough in protecting your child against a deadly and incurable virus or having unwanted pregnancy?
Who’s really more vulnerable in getting disease, the teen taught to use condoms or the one who’s motivated to save sex for marriage? You tell me?
Sex was meant to be enjoyed between a husband and wife not between multiple partners.
Think about it. God has chosen that special someone for each of His children if only we would just wait on His timing and not our own.
See if you can imagine this...Picture your husband or wife or the one you love in someone else's arms. How would you feel? Not great, I imagine. I wish I could explain this more deeper but that's all I can come up with at this time. People are sleeping with someone's future wife or husband and ruining sexual purity forever.
Face it, people sleep around out of loneliness and want companionship, right? So, what's wrong in allowing God to fill that void? I know that there are many who do not believe in God, and would argue this point. So, even if a person is a non-believer, what is wrong with waiting for the right person to come along instead being with all the wrong people and wind up getting used and hurt.
We need to motivate our kids and some adults that waiting for marriage is the best and most logical thing to do. It prevents heartache, death (diseases) and unwanted babies from being conceived which will prevent abortion aka murder.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
A liberal group known for its opposition to Christian expression in the public square is critical of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's proposed faith-based initiative.
Obama has announced he will create a new "Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships" if he becomes president. The Illinois senator says he "believe[s] deeply in the separation of church and state," but that his program will not endanger that idea. Obama says under his plan, faith-based groups that receive a federal grant will not be allowed to "proselytize"[definition:To convert (a person) from one belief, doctrine, cause, or faith to another.] the people they help or hire people based on their religious beliefs. Also, federal dollars that go directly to churches, temples, and mosques can only be used on secular programs.(see video of Obama announcement)
Rob Boston is a spokesman for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which has been highly critical of President Bush's faith-based initiative.
"This sort of tweaking of the plan by Senator Obama does present us with some concerns," Boston admits. "In our view, the faith-based initiative is a really flawed concept and it should be scrapped entirely. Obama's talking about an actual expansion of the plan and renaming and changing some of the details -- but it seems to us that the entire concept will still remain intact."
The Americans United spokesman says religious organizations should not be asking the government for a "handout" to run their social services. "If a church wants to run a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter or some other type of program, that's great -- and a pastor should ask the congregation to pay for it," states Boston. "It shouldn't ask the Department of Health and Human Services or some other federal agency [for the money to do that]. If the people sitting in the pews really believe strongly in this program, they'll dig deeper and they'll fund it