A new Pew poll finds that 38 percent of voters thing there is "too much expression of religious faith and prayer from political leaders." Not surprisingly, 55% of Rick Santorum supporters think there is "too little" faith and prayer from political leaders.
Ken Cuccinelli hs filed papers to run for governor in Virginia.
An effort to repeal marriage equality in New Hampshire failed yesterday.
Randall Terry alleges that Democrats are engaged in a "criminal conspiracy" to deny destroy his presidential "campaign."
Dr. Kevin Lewis, associate professor of theology and law at Biola University, finds it "sad" that Ted Olson is proud of "trying to enact Sodom in the once-mighty Christian nation of the United States."
Finally, watching Glenn Beck and Jerry Boykin discuss how the "Kony 2012" is some Soros-backed effort that will turn Joseph Kony into Che Guevara-like figure is honestly one of the dumbest things we have ever seen.
Rev. Tony Byrd of Zebulon Baptist Church in Toccoa, GA raised eyebrows last month when he ranted against gays, liberals and the media on the floor of the Georgia House of Representatives. Byrd had been invited by Rep. Michael Harden to give the morning invocation and be the “Pastor of the Day.” The morning prayer is intended to be inclusive, and not a soap box for the pastor’s political views. Byrd’s sponsor, Harden, even said in his introduction that the morning invocation is “the part where can all come together and be quiet before all the ruckus starts.”
Byrd couldn’t help himself and got the ruckus started early. With a captive audience of legislators, he turned the morning prayer into a political rant:
The following Sunday, Byrd spoke to his congregation about his experience at the state capitol:
When I went there, I was not gonna back off the issue. I was gonna stand upon the authority of the word of almighty God. I think I said it the way the Lord wanted me to say it. […]
It was weird being there. They hemmed me in with a bunch of chairs and [House Speaker David Ralston], he’s a big old joker. Sitting right here.
When I left there I knew I did the right thing. Because, you know what, this nation needs to turn back to God.
Byrd didn’t mention to his congregation, or legislators, that most of his rant/sermon came straight from SermonCentral.com. (Compare this to this, starting at 2:15.)
However, the part where he ranted against gays, liberals and the media was wholly his own. That type of talk would not come as a surprise to his congregation, which has heard him say much worse.
In fact, Byrd’s appearance at the capitol was downright tame compared his sermon last October on the evils of compromise and the moral bankruptcy of America. Byrd said that compromise leads to catastrophe, citing homosexuality and abortion. He went on to rail against TV sitcoms, which “have some kind of homosexual agenda involved in them” and equate gays with drug addicts. The bottom line, he argued, is that “we’re going down the tubes.”
Prior to their interview with Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), who is promoting his new book on how science—and the Bible—expose the “Global Warming Hoax,” American Family Association president Tim Wildmon said efforts to combat human influence on climate change are led by “anti-capitalist, anti-American, anti-Christian” activists from “the Occupy wall Street crowd.” Cohost Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, also dubbed them “anti-child.”
Perkins: We are abdicating our national sovereignty to the UN under some of these treaties on climate change, and it’s very troubling when you begin to see the entire agenda, Tim, that’s behind this global warming.
Wildmon: Yeah, I think what’s behind it is, and Senator Inhofe writes about this, it’s the people like the Occupy Wall Street crowd, it’s that kind of mentality. It’s anti-capitalist, anti-American, anti-Christian.
Perkins: It’s anti-child too.
Wildmon: Anti-child. I think quite frankly they are wanting to use the global warming scare, which has basically petered out with the American people, they’re not buying it anymore, people really aren’t talking about it that much anymore. Now those who are committed to their cause are and they are continuing to fight on Capitol Hill but most of the American people I think today don’t buy it anymore. But they are using this scare, globally, to try to control, as you say Tony and as Senator Inhofe says, to control America.
What would you call it if some Americans went overseas to the UN's Human Rights Council and gave aid and comfort to some of the most repressive regimes on the planet?
What if they falsely accused America of suppressing the vote of racial minorities because some states require voter photo ID and other measures to deter fraud?
I'd call it "treason," but you could also say it's just liberal politics as usual.
Their core argument is that minorities are incapable of getting an ID and playing by the same rules that all adult citizens must follow regardless of race. It's the same poisonous brew of lowered expectations that liberals have been pushing on minorities in order to expand government and foster dependency.
On Wednesday (March 14), NAACP president Benjamin T. Jealous, who apparently longs for an electoral system like those in Cuba, China or Saudi Arabia, whose representatives hung on his every word, trashed his own country. I was not there, but I'm assuming these regimes enjoyed seeing a certified "civil rights" leader criticize the United States.
Here's some of what Mr. Jealous said, according to CNSNews.com:
"These voter-suppression laws included so-called strict voter ID laws, cutting of Sunday voting, early voting and same-day registration, and the re-imposing of notoriously racist bans on formerly incarcerated people voting." Mr. Jealous claimed that 25 laws passed in 14 states "will together make it harder for more than five million people to vote."
It's true, at least, that Mr. Jealous, a zealous Democrat, wants to deliver more of the ex-felon vote, disproportionately represented by minorities. This is because, sadly, minority communities have been targets of liberal "compassion," and fatherless young men commit a disproportionate number of crimes. Upon release, ex-cons of any race find a natural home in the Democratic Party, which uses taxes to steal in ways that unreformed ex-cons can only dream about.
The left is getting desperate. They have lost every fact-based argument about domestic policy. Their social experiments -- along with Hollywood's relentless mythmaking about sex without consequences -- have shattered families, left cities in shambles, and created a debt-ridden, mega-nanny government that is careening toward the cliffs of Greece. It isn't just minorities who are victimized by liberal policies, but they have taken the brunt of the war on marriage, religion and personal responsibility.
Kirk Cameron was the guest on "WallBuilders Live" today in order to promote his new movie "Monumental" where he explained that the most important lesson he hopes that people take from the film is that faith is always involved in politics - the question is simply whether we will be governed by the faith of atheists who believe we all evolved from slime or Christians under the revelation of the Bible:
You know what's interesting is that faith is always involved in politics, it's just not always a Christian faith. If you think about it, even those who are secular humanists, they are importing their secular humanist faith and religion and morality and imposing it on everybody else through the laws that they make. So the idea of faith in government is inescapable; it's always going to be somebody's faith, even if it's faith in atheism.
Even the most ardent atheist has faith that there is no God - and that's a blind faith; you have to ignore all of the evidence - but he nevertheless holds his position by faith and that faith informs his decisions. So don't let anyone ever tell you that faith doesn't belong in politics because you can't get away from it even if your faith is atheism.
It's just a question of which is the best faith to have. Do you put your faith in the idea that we all evolved from slime? Or do you put your faith in the revelation that we were created by God in his image and he loves us and has given us a life manual called the Bible?
So naturally the good folks at Liberty Counsel have stepped up and agreed to defend Lively in this case:
Liberty Counsel has agreed to represent Rev. Scott Lively, an evangelical pastor who was sued in a Massachusetts federal court by a foreign group called Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG).
The suit is a direct attempt to silence Rev. Lively because of his speech about homosexuality and pornography ... Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, commented: “This lawsuit against Rev. Scott Lively is a gross attempt to use a vague international law to silence, and eventually criminalize, speech by U.S. citizens on homosexuality and moral issues. This suit should cause everyone to be concerned, because it a direct threat against freedom of speech.”
After complaining that gay rights advocates were trying to censor him, Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality now wants MTV to cancel an upcoming show with Dan Savage, SavageU, because he is a “a radical and raunchy homosexual activist” who is enganged on an “evil crusade” against Rick Santorum:
"There are two main reasons why MTV and its parent company Viacom should cancel Dan Savage's new show about sex on college campuses.
"Number One: Dan Savage is a radical and raunchy homosexual activist who gives unhealthy and reckless sex advice. He aggressively works to undermine the historic ethic of marital fidelity by championing the twisted notion that married couples should allow outside sex -- like so many 'monogamish' homosexual male couples do. Incredibly, Savage argues that this would lower the divorce rate.
"Number Two: Savage is an unrepentant cyber-bully who has led a worldwide internet campaign to demonize and destroy Rick Santorum's name -- creating 'Santorum[dot]com' to 're-define' it as the revolting by-product of anal sex. He should NOT be rewarded for this evil crusade, nor held up as a role-model for young people."
Indeed, Robertson may not be happy celebrating his birthday since he contends that America is doomed. After announcing that God told him who the next President will be, bravely adding that he would not release that information, he did reveal everything else God “told” him about America’s impending collapse.
So happy birthday, and we hope for many more before the asteroid prophesied in the Bible comes to destroy the earth.
Former Navy chaplain/exorcist Gordon Klingenschmitt in an email to activists claimed that gay service members seeking equal benefits like medical care and housing for family members are trying to “create a monetary incentive for others to engage in immorality” by “demanding extra homosexual bonus pay.” Referring to a lawsuit brought by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which Klingenschmitt calls the “Sodomites Legal Defense Network,” Klingenschmitt said that gays seek to “promote injustice” by “forcing higher taxes upon heterosexual families to pay homosexuals extra bonus pay to reward them for their immorality”:
Eight homosexual couples are suing the U.S. Military to accept their illegal "marriages," and demanding extra homosexual bonus pay with medical benefits. A federal judge in Massachusetts will be asked to overturn the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines federal marriage as only lawful between one man and one woman.
The pro-homosexual Huffington Post reports that according to lawyers at the [Sodomites] Legal Defense Network, "the plaintiffs are challenging the constitutionality of DOMA as well as provisions in Titles 10, 32 and 38 of the U.S. Code that prevent service members in same-sex marriages from receiving the same benefits as heterosexual couples...
"At an event announcing the lawsuit at the National Press Club, the plaintiffs and their family members cast the challenge in terms of fairness. 'The case we are bringing is about one thing, plain and simple: It's about justice for gay and lesbian service members and their families and our armed forces,' said Aubrey Sarvis, an Army veteran and the executive director of SLDN. He stressed that all eight plaintiffs were 'legally married' in various states."
In reality, justice is the last thing the homosexuals want. Justice would enforce the law, when actually their petition is for the judge to promote injustice, and overturn the law, forcing higher taxes upon heterosexual families to pay homosexuals extra bonus pay to reward them for their immorality. If they succeed, it will create a monetary incentive for others to engage in immorality, instantly forcing homosexual marriage upon all 50 states with military bases.
But in good news, the pro-family House of Representatives has already passed a bill (now facing defeat in the liberal Senate and veto by President Obama), to specifically apply the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act to all military bases and chapels in all 50 states.
James Robison has already made it quite clear that he will not going to give those who oppose his agenda "the liberty and the license to continually assault the word of God, to assault marriage, to assault family, and to literally take your secular theocracy and cram it down our throats."
Today, he returned with a similar message, saying that his opponents "can live in whatever kind of sinful way you want to - you can live in immorality, you can live in rebellion, you can live in greed, you can live in envy - but don't force that rotten lifestyle on me and tell me that's going to be the American way." Robison vowed to do everything he can to stand up and turn the nation back to God which, of course, starts with the next election when the nation will have to choose between right and wrong and between a belief system that is under God or in direct opposition to God: