Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lessons from "And Tango Makes Three" --gay propaganda in our elem schools

I complained on a blog that I knew there was a book in our elem schools called "And Tango Makes Three." When the substitute teacher started to read it, she had no idea it was pushing gay marriage until she got into it --so she edited as she read. The Blogger I'm dialoguing with said the following:

R: Actually, that’s exactly what I want my daughter to learn. We talk to her about the same-sex couples we know and explain that they love one another just like Mommy and Daddy do. If the schools reinforce that, so much the better.

And I wrote to him: Don’t be surprised if your daughter says she wants to marry her best girlfriend. you’ve given her license –and that leads to imagination –confusion–the idea that she can choose to be with either men or women. I wish I could talk with you in 20 years! or sooner.

I LOVED my girlfriends as a child –I liked (and envied) the pretty ones. I wanted to be pretty like they were. If I were popular with them, perhaps it meant I was LIKE them. I was jealous if my friend were also good friends with another girl –if she seemed to prefer her over me. And I observe this same phenomena in my CLC girls. If someone had read And Tango Makes Three to me in the 3rd grade, and suggested two girls could marry like mommy and daddy, I might’ve concluded that I was “different" and wanted to marry my best friend. But I never heard of homosexuality–and I always wanted to be Snow White to some Prince Charming some day. Thank God for fairy tales and that I knew I was the princess! I always had a crush on some guy or other.

So maybe a teacher would read me a book on bisexuality! Then I might say, "That’s what I am,” Because what the heck do kids know except what they are taught and what they experience!? They are by definition IMMATURE –this is NO time to suggest to them “You might be “different” –i.e. homosexual–or bisexual. Experiment and decide. It’s OK as long as you use protection. All ways of being sexual are equal.”

SPARE ME SUCH TEACHERS!!! and such parents raising my children’s friends! This is one reason why parents are home-schooling and choosing any schools but public. The more the responsible people hear about these abuses of parental trust in public ed, and the crazy liberal parents raising our children's classmates, the less likely they'll want to pass levies or entrust their kids to an institution that thinks its job is to erode faith and traditional morality in our kids.

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Arizona's Scholarship Program --Wha' Hoppened?

An African-american pastor tells what Arizona's scholarship program means to him HERE.

I've googled and tried to find out what SCOTUS did with this yesterday. Does anyone know? This fellow's article would suggest victory, but another place said the court refused to hear the case.

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible

HOW DENSE AND WILLFUL IS THE 9TH CIRCUIT COURT! Why don't we impeach the scoundrels for incompetence and legislating from the bench?

George Will in the Washington Post yesterday writes about a bad school choice decision by the infamous 9th Circuit Court HERE.


Read all about it at the link above, but here is an excerpt with my emphases in bold and inserts in brackets added:

The case concerns an Arizona school choice program that has been serving low- and middle-income families for 13 years. The state grants a tax credit to individuals who donate to nonprofit entities that award scholarships for children to attend private schools -- including religious schools. Yes, here we go again. [OHIO NEEDS SUCH A PROGRAM. We all have federal income tax deductions for donations to religious schools --but not tax credits--and no deduction for our own children's tuitions even though we ALSO fund the public schools.]

The question -- if a question that has been redundantly answered remains a real question -- is whether this violates the First Amendment proscription of any measure amounting to government "establishment of religion." The incorrigible 9th Circuit has declared Arizona's program unconstitutional, even though there is no government involvement in any parent's decision to use a scholarship at a religious school.

Surely this question was settled eight years ago in a decision that was the seventh consecutive defeat for the disgustingly determined people who are implacably opposed to any policies that enable parents who are not affluent to exercise the right of school choice that is routinely exercised by more fortunate Americans.It sometimes takes time for news of the outside world to penetrate San Francisco, where the 9th Circuit is headquartered, but surely by now that court has heard that in 2002, in a case coming from Cleveland, the Supreme Court upheld a program quite like Arizona's but arguably more problematic.

It was created after Cleveland's school district flunked 27 -- out of 27 -- standards measuring student performance, and the state declared the district an "academic emergency." The [Ohio] program empowered parents to redeem publicly funded vouchers at religious as well as nonreligious private schools...

...The Supreme Court has been splitting and re-splitting constitutional hairs about this for decades, holding, for example, that it is constitutional for public funds to provide parochial school pupils with transportation to classes -- but not to field trips. To provide parochial schools with nurses -- but not guidance counselors. To provide religious schools with books -- but not maps. This last split-hair caused the late Sen. Pat Moynihan to wonder: What about atlases, which are books of maps? The court has ruled that public funds can provide a sign language interpreter to a deaf child at a religious school and can provide rehabilitation assistance at a religious college.

The court has held that a state can offer tax deductions to parents paying tuition to religious schools. [REALLY? I believe Ohio doesn't have such a deduction.] Can the 9th Circuit see a pattern here?

Scores of thousands of children have benefited from Arizona's scholarship program, which, unlike Cleveland's, does not involve any government funds that might otherwise go to public schools. Rather, Arizona's program infuses substantial additional funds into the state's K-through-12 educational offerings. Democracy demands patience. In its political discourse, repetition is required because persuasion takes time. But the Supreme Court should not have to cajole lower courts into acknowledging its rulings. This term, the court has issued 11 summary reversals. Thursday morning it should use its 12th on the 9th Circuit, a slow learner.

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Letter from the Persecuted Church; END ENDA!

The World Missions department of the Free Methodist Church has a Facebook page to inform the church--so I got this in my email from them--a "creative access" country is one where Christianity is officially discouraged if not outright forbidden--probably a place where they want all the churches "registered" and controlled in their preaching, teaching:

Subject: Urgent request for prayer from FM pastor in creative access country
Dear brothers and sisters.

For a long period of the time, constantly I myself and the church have been threatened, bothered and invited by the authorities for many times ... the Sunday before last Sunday, when we were worshipping our Lord, suddenly they came in, with threatening words and then write a paper for what they call "illigal meeting." And this morning many policemen and a truck divided into many groups stood along the road near my house. Then one group came into my house, they did the same trick. Then they withdrew waiting outside in order to stop any motorbike which came out from my house. One of our brothers fell down when they tried to stop his motorbike, but thank God he got no injury. Finally they took away two motorbikes and confiscated the driver's license of another motorbike. We think that our brother will face threat and will be fined when they go to the police station to take their motorbike and paper back. I don't know what will happen to the church next, but it seems that they are intensifying persecutions on the church here. So please pray for the Lord 's divine protection and peace on his church.
Brother in the Lord Jesus Christ
I can see this starting here, with financial penalties, over the issue of sexuality. As soon as you have the majority of the younger generation convinced that it's an issue like race, and that all who teach and preach against sexual immorality involving gender confusion are racists and bigots, we may see persecution. Already, a photographer was fined 6600 in fees and costs for not photographing a gay wedding. And higher court would not hear the appeal.

There is no exception for a Biblically informed conscience in the new ENDA law being proposed in congress.

The AMERICAN CHURCH should RISE now to demand JUSTICE and FREEDOM of CONSCIENCE for the photographer. We need an ENDA law, alright --to END discrimination against people with Biblically-informed consciences influencing their business decisions.

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible

Monday, May 17, 2010

Transgendering and Homosexuality: Mental Illness

From Wikipedia: "In 1979, when Paul McHugh became chairperson of the psychiatric department at Johns Hopkins, he ordered the department to conduct follow-up evaluations on as many of their former transsexual patients as possible. When the follow-ups were performed, they found that most of the patients stated that they were happy as members of their target sex, but that their overall level of psychological functioning had not improved. McHugh reasoned that to perform physical gender reassignment was to 'cooperate with a mental illness rather than try to cure it.' At that time, Johns Hopkins closed its gender clinic and has not performed any sex reassignment surgeries since then."

I wanted to make sure that the quote I posted from Paul McHugh earlier, saying they had ceased to do transgender surgeries at John Hopkins, was correct. It is, apparently.

Good for them --for calling a spade a spade --and recognizing gender identity disorder for what it is --and that includes homosexual preference, as well. It's a problem between the ears that is probably rooted in early influences and a focus on one's thoughts of being "different" --and early sexual experience in the case of homosexuality.

I am convinced that improper ways of obtaining orgasm have addictive effect --and affect gender preference and identity. But I also think kids go through stages of same-sex preference-for-friends in childhood and adolescence--and that they can experience same-sex arousal just by proximity to other warm bodies. Today's child in today's gay-pushing social climate will be mis-led into believing he is abnormal sexually because of childish sexual ideas and experiences.

We need to build up our kids' satisfaction with their gender assignments as males or females --role model happy marriages where it's satisfying to be either the husband or the wife --and protect children from molestation and early sexual focus and involvement --not by shaming but by teaching well --and chaperoning appropriately--cheerfully --as adults who want to see the youth "make it to the church on time."

The best thing we can do for our children is teach them that God loves them and has a plan for their sex-assigned bodies --to be either celibate or monogamous in a faithful hetero-marriage --as male or female, according to their birth anatomy. This shouldn't be taught with such focus as to stimulate precocious interest in sex --but role-modeled and taught subtly --promoting normalcy in a godly way.

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pray for Rwandan Bishop Philemon Munyagisaka

Update from Free Methodist Headquarters: "We received word that in the last week, Rwandan Bishop Philemon Munyagisaka reappeared before the Gacaca courts for his appeal to the last verdict from August 2009. The concluding verdict was the same as last time - life imprisonment. He is left with only one more opportunity to appeal. Pray for the bishop, his family and the church."


A Visit to Prison -- by Bishop David Kendall

During the week of August 24 I was privileged to join three others (Bishop Keith Elford of Canada, Bishop Elie Buconyori of Burundi, and Supt. Allan Ellershaw of the United Kingdom) in visiting our Church in Rwanda. Our visit was on behalf of imprisoned Bishop Munyagisaka Philemon.

Since May of 2006 Bishop Philemon has been in Kigali’s Central Prison charged with genocidal crimes. We are certain that these charges are false, the result of conflicts in the church and the continuing struggle in Rwanda to deal with the atrocities of genocide that has so scarred the national psyche. Bishop Philemon has opponents in the church who do not want him to lead because he belongs to the wrong tribe. And, the judicial system created to prosecute crimes associated with the genocide functions in an atmosphere of continuing suspicion and fear.

Our delegation went to Rwanda to clarify Bishop Philemon’s situation actually, to see if there are ways to help his cause, and to plead for justice—both before the judicial system there and before our fellow Free Methodists who are in leadership within the church. We believe that the Lord used our visit and that He is at work on behalf of this part of our family.

The absolute highlight of our week came when our delegation visited Bishop Philemon in the central prison. We found a modern day Apostle Paul. Though he is under arrest, incarcerated, still the Word of God is not bound. He is a Bishop charged with oversight of the church. That is precisely what he does—even from the prison. He writes letters, offers guidance to the church, and makes disciples. He is known as the Bishop of the prison. He studies and teaches on the mission of the church, with impact both inside and beyond his confinement. Here are a few memorable lines:

• The best thing you can do for someone in prison is to visit. Thank you!
• The two weaknesses of the church: we don’t pray enough and we don’t teach our members to be true disciples.
• Walk with God, then walk with people. In that order!
• God has a plan, even for someone imprisoned unjustly. And, it is always a blessing to be part of God’s plan!
• Tell the church (around the world praying for him) not to be afraid. God is at work.

Before our closing time of prayer together, Bishop Philemon urged us to tell you: “I am strong spiritually, physically, and intellectually. I have already forgiven those who have falsely accused me. I am doing Ok, fulfilling God’s plan for this part of my life. I have time to pray, think, study, write, and share with people. And, he said with a twinkle and smile, I am now a sports-man!

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible


Be sure to note the surprising last paragraph of the article below.

ENDA is the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, H.R. 3017. Marcy Kaptur's office tells me there is a religious exception for religious institutions, but how long will that last when they are promoting sexual orientation, gender identity disorder, and transgendering as a minority difference like RACE or DISABILITY?

There is NOT an exception in the bill for conscience --for religious objection --for business people, employers, employees and schools who , on the basis of religious or even just moral convictions and the concern of role models for youth, do not want to hire or rent to transgenders and homosexuals or provide wedding services and accommodations for them. ENDA is the end of freedom of religious belief and practice for those who believe the Bible --which says the only MORAL sexual intimacy is that between a man and his female wife--and that God has ordained we be either male or female according to our bodies' design. The only people with a right to confusion are those with Klinefelter's Syndrome --the extra chromosome --and these are males who typically identify and live as males.

I welcome transgendered and homosexual people attending church --but the message of the church needs to be Biblical when it comes to the definitions of sinful life choices --and the definition of what the Bible calls "a sound mind" and decisions about who should teach or perform musical worship. They don't need to be mature Christians to ASSIST (not teach) in children's ministries or to join the choir, but they shouldn't be actively sinning either in ways that are clearly forbidden by the Bible --e.g. an active adulterer can sit in the pew and hear the Word of God, because church is for sinners and believers/saints alike --but he needs to renounce his sin in order to be a role model to children or a church worker/employee.

ENDA sanity?

By Peter Sprigg --This article appeared in The Washington Times on May 11, 2010.

The House of Representatives may act soon on a bill to marginalize and stigmatize Americans who disapprove of homosexual conduct. H.R. 3017, known as ENDA, seeks to give homosexuals (and the government) the right to sue employers, based on the theory that being gay is like being black (even though homosexuality is a matter of conduct, not race), female (even though homosexuals were never denied the right to vote [and typically have job opportunities and decent income--Barb's note], or religious (even though sexual preferences are not in the Constitution).

The business community has failed to mobilize on a large scale against this intrusion into their right to set their own standards for employment, largely because most large, secular employers [rightly--B] do not make a practice of inquiring into the sexual practices of their employees in the first place. There is no evidence that homosexuals have unusual difficulty in finding employment, nor that such laws on the local or state levels have improved their economic situation.

The relative indifference many employers have toward homosexual employees is due (apart from a few stereotypes) to an invisible characteristic, and the behavior that defines the class - men having sex with men or women having sex with women -- that is something that takes place predominantly in private, not in the workplace or on work hours.

However, ENDA also contains within it another radical provision that may be its Achilles' heel. It includes within the orbit of its special protections not only sexual orientation, but also gender identity.

Gender identity does not simply mean gender, which most people would consider synonymous with sex (i.e., being male or female). Discrimination based on sex was banned 46 years ago, in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

No, gender identity is defined in H.R. 3017 as the gender-related identity, appearance or mannerisms or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, with or without regard to the individual's designated sex at birth.

Got that? According to the advocates of ENDA, homosexuality (the desire to have sex with others of the same sex) is something present in infants at birth (although this has been disproven scientifically). But one's sex (male or female), which in truth can be determined by examination of the genitals or of the chromosomes of any cell in the body, is to their minds, merely designated at birth, like the name the parents pick out.

Special protections based on gender identity mean that employers will be forced to hire transvestites (cross-dressers, who merely wear the clothing of the opposite sex); transsexuals (people who have undergone surgery and other medical treatments to obliterate the characteristics of their birth sex and imitate the characteristics of the opposite sex); and drag queens and kings (people who dress as the opposite sex for the purpose of entertaining themselves or others). All of these groups together are now typically referred to with the umbrella term "transgendered."

Unlike sexual orientation, gender identity is by definition a visible characteristic, involving appearance, or mannerisms. And with transgenders, the behavior that characterizes the class -- dressing and presenting oneself as the opposite of one's biological sex -- is by definition something practiced in public, in the workplace and during work hours. In fact, the right to do so is exactly what transgender activists seek to secure through ENDA.

A legitimate concern for privacy allows employers to maintain separate facilities for men and women when it comes to restrooms, locker rooms and showers. But what happens when a man in a dress insists he has a right to use the women's room? Many women might feel justifiably uncomfortable, or even threatened, at such a prospect. ENDA carves out an exemption for shared shower or dressing facilities in which being seen unclothed is unavoidable -- but that still might not apply to restrooms with stalls. This is why similar bills in a number of states and localities have been tagged bathroom bills.

In addition, there are many jobs for which personal appearance is a legitimate and relevant characteristic. Yet even Anne Lawrence, a male-to-female transgender who has written several academic papers on the issue, has admitted that many transgendered people do not make a convincing appearance in their chosen gender identity. It is simply inevitable that when they see a brawny 6' 2" man with broad shoulders, large hands, large feet, a protruding Adam's apple, facial stubble, and a deep voice wearing high heels, pantyhose and a skirt, many customers or clients may be put off. An employer should not be forced to ignore this risk.[emphasis, Barb's]

Dr. Paul McHugh, the psychiatrist who called a halt to sex-change surgeries at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, has written, "We have wasted scientific and technical resources and damaged our professional credibility by collaborating with madness rather than trying to study, cure and ultimately prevent it." Congress should not collaborate with this madness either.

Peter Sprigg is a senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council.

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Islamic Peace Demonstration in England --SCARY!


is scary

from London ~ this is beyond scary... Makes you wonder
doesn't it...can you imagine having a Christian demonstration against Islam in
downtown Baghdad ?
These pictures are of Muslims marching
through the STREETS OF LONDON during their recent ' Religion of Peace

Why would
anyone think that we should be at war with such nice, peaceful
Muslims?! You need to forward this one to everyone! These pictures
tell it all!Muslims have stated that England will be the first
country they take over! These are pictures not shown on American TV
or in American Newspapers, but were forwarded by a Canadian who thought all
Americans ought to know!

End of email

The pics wouldn't copy from email to here (my ignorance, no doubt) --but these are the captions from the posters carried by angry-faced people in traditional Islamic attire:

Be Prepared for the Real holocaust!

Europe, you will pay. Your 9/11 is on it's [sic] way.
Freedom go to Hell.
Europe, Take some lessons from 9/11.
Islam will dominate the World.
Europe is the Cancer; Islam is the Answer!
Behead those who insult Islam!
Slay those who insult Islam!

Meanwhile, American and European liberals are blasting Christianity every chance they get. Frankly, you will never replace Islam with atheism, with John Lennon's "Imagine"; Christianity is your best bet -being the Truth after all.

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible

Sunday, May 9, 2010

More About Illegals in California


English teacher has phrased it the best I've seen

This should make everyone think,
Be you Democrat, Republican or Independent
From a
California school teacher - - -

"As you
Listen to the news about the student protests over illegal
Immigration, there are some things that you should
Be aware of:
I am in charge of the
English-as-a-second-language department at a large
Southern California high school which is designated a
Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower
And income levels

Most of
The schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell
Gardens , Huntington Park , etc.., where these students
Are protesting, are also Title 1

Title 1 schools are on
The free breakfast and free lunch
When I say free breakfast, I'm not
Talking a glass of milk and roll -- but a full breakfast
And cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make a
Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental, with
Trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash


Estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or
At least moderately overweight. About 75% or
More DO have
. The
School also provides
Care centers

Teenage pregnant girls
As young as 13) so they can attend class without the
Inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or
Having family watch their

Was ordered to spend $700,000 on my
Department or risk losing
The upcoming year even though there was little
Need for anything; my budget was already substantial. I
Ended up buying new computers for the computer learning
Center, half of which, one month later, have been carved
With graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously
Feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in
America ..

Have had to intervene several times for young and
Substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal
Immigrant students here in the country less than 3 months
Who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling
Them "Putas"
(whores ) and
Throwing things
, that
The teachers were in tears.

Free medical,
etc, etc.
Is it any wonder they feel entitled not only to be in
This country but to demand rights, privileges and

To those who want to point out how
Much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society
Because they LIKE their gardener and housekeeper and they
Like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real
World of illegal immigration and see the TRUE

Higher insurance, medical facilities
Closing, higher medical costs, more crime, lower Of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases
Etc., etc, etc. For me, I'll pay more for

Need to wake up.
Guest worker program will be
Because we won't have the guts
Does anyone in their right mind really think they will
Voluntarily leave and return?

It does,
However, have everything to do with culture: A third-world
Culture that does not value education, that accepts
Children getting pregnant and dropping out of school by 15
And that refuses to assimilate, and
Has become
so weak and
Worried about
" that
We don't have the will to do anything about it.

This makes your
As it did mine, forward this to everyone you know
Including your Congressmen and

CHEAP LABOR? Isn't that what the
Whole immigration issue is about?

Business doesn't
Want to pay a decent wage.

Consumers don't
want expensive produce.

Government will tell
you Americans don't want the jobs.

But the bottom
line is cheap labor. The phrase "cheap labor" is
myth ,
a farce,
and a lie. There is no such thing as

for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five
children. He takes a job for
$5.00 or 6.00/hour. At
that wage, with six
pays no

tax, yet at the end of the year, if
an Income Tax Return,

gets an "
income credit" of up to $3,200

qualifies for
8 housing
and subsidized

qualifies for

qualifies for
(no deductible),
health care.

get free breakfasts and
lunches at

bilingual teachers and

for relief from high energy

are or become, aged, blind
disabled ,
for SSI.

qualified for SSI they can qualify
Medicare .
All of this is at

taxpayer's expense

doesn't worry about car insurance, life insurance, or
homeowners insurance.

Spanish language
signs, bulletins and printed

and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to
$30.00/hour in

are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left
after paying their bills AND his.

American taxpayers also pay for increased crime, graffiti
and trash clean-up.

Cheap labor? YEAH
up people!


argue with an idiot --

bring you down to their level and beat you with their
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible

Saturday, May 8, 2010

From My Email Bag: Joe Legal and Jose Illegal

You have two families: "Joe Legal" and "Jose Illegal".
Both families have two parents, two children, and live in California .

Joe Legal works in construction, has a
Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.

Jose Illegal also works in construction, has
NO Social Security Number,

and gets paid $15.00 cash "under the table".

Ready? Now pay attention... because you'll get the big picture

Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours =
$1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year.
Now take 30% away for state and federal tax;
Joe Legal now has $31,231.00.

Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours =
$600.00 per week, or $31,200.00 per year.
Jose Illegal pays no taxes.
Jose Illegal
now has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $24,031.00.

Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year.
Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible
for food stamps or welfare.
Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per Year.
Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.

Jose Illegal has no documented income and is
eligible for food stamps and welfare.
Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $9,631.00.

Jose Illegal receives a
$500.00 per month federal rent subsidy.
Jose Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $ 31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for car insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00.

Jose Illegal says,
"We don't need no stinkin' car insurance!" and still has $31,200.00. (in Southern California, a local news channel showed how illegals paid to get people to take the written and driving test and get a California Drivers License for them. They were told when to go into the DMV office to get their photo taken for the bogus drivers license. Whenever I would see another car driving too slow or afraid to pull into an intersection, I figured they were another illegal, who never read the rules of the road, didn't know the rules, and didn't have insurance.)

Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline,

Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and
what he sends out of the country every month..

Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work.

Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.

Joe Legal's and Jose Illegal's children both attend the same school. Joe Legal pays for his children's lunches while Jose Illegal's children get a government sponsored lunch.
Jose Illegal's
children have an
after school ESL program

Joe Legal's
children go home.

Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the
same police and fire services,
Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.

Jose Illegal is also free to make more American babies, since he has our programs in place to help pay them.
Joe Legal can’t afford to have more children, since no one is paying for his children, except him.

Do you get it, now?

If you vote for or support any politician that
illegal aliens...

You are part of the problem!
My comment: Some might get from this that we should THEREFORE support amnesty and a fast track to legalization so that Jose Illegal would no longer have this advantage over Joe Legal. He would be taxed. If he really works to make a living equal to Joe Legal's, that sounds better to me than just letting the illegals in to commit crimes and get gov't. aid. Something must be done to stop the flow of drugs, kidnappers, slave traffickers, etc.

In the end, it will be very unpopular to start deporting people who have a lot of legal relatives here, who've been here a long time, who DO work and contribute good things to American society. I think Bush was right about finding them a track to legality if they are really here to make an honest living, if they've been here awhile --if they have family here already, if they work or have family support, make them legal.

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible

Friday, May 7, 2010

About Dr. George Alan Rekers --just maybe he's telling the truth?

I had never heard of this man until blogger Steve brought him up in the blog comments of my National Day of Prayer post.

From the Washington Post:

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said the group had no specific knowledge of Rekers' recent doings. [Rekers was one of the early leaders of the FRC in 1983--an offshoot of Focus on the Family.]

"Reports have been circulating regarding Dr. Rekers relationship with a male prostitute. FRC has had no contact with Dr. Rekers or knowledge of his activities in over a decade so FRC can provide no further insight into these allegations," he said.

"While we are extremely disappointed when any Christian leader engages in the very activities that they 'preach' against, it is not surprising. The Scriptures clearly teach the fallen nature of all people. We each have a choice to act upon that nature or accept the forgiveness offered by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and do our best to ensure our actions, both public and private match our professed positions," he added.

David Pruden, a member of the board of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, said in an e-mail that Rekers "is a dear, kind man who has had poor health as he has aged and often finds it impossible to travel [alone] to professional conferences or meetings." He added that he has attended conferences where Rekers needed another psychologist or academic to travel with him.

"It is hard to imagine that he knowingly traveled off with a questionable companion with the full knowledge and support of his family," Pruden said.


Perhaps Dr. Rekers, now in his early 60's, in poor health, looked up "male escort" for a baggage carrier. I would need help going places, too, if I had luggage. Though, with his background, one would think he knew what the ad implied at the site which was obviously a gay site. Supposedly, he claimed at length in a Facebook email to a critic that he only wanted to and did witness about Christ to the escort, that he seeks out homosexuals for Christian witness --but the "escort" says Rekers is obviously gay--but both deny they had sex, per se. Supposedly, Dr. Rekers received nude-body massages from the 20 year old "escort."

I think there are a lot of people willing to receive massages from strangers. I'm surely not one of them. Christian college choir members are instructed to massage the backs of their neighbors to relax them for good singing --as their bodies are their "musical instruments." I'm always creeped out by such physical intimacy with "just friends" and casual acquaintances. I remember my husband said some nurse tried to massage his shoulders after a baby delivery or surgery --in residency at the hospital --and he and I both felt this was inappropriate, but many people do not feel so about backrubs or going for massages and massage therapy these days. Whereas, it used to be suspect that a "massage parlor" was more than massage.

So this was surely a compromising arrangement --and foolish. Very possibly Dr. Rekers just wanted a valet and masseuse --since they both say there was no sex involved. But of course, a homosexual will be glad to accuse such a high-profile, pro-hetero Christian activist of being a closet gay --even without definite evidence.

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I listened to one of those "Freedom From Religion Foundation types" (FFRF) on TV saying the day is unconstitutional because the government cannot tell her to pray.

I wish I could tell her that NO ONE IS TELLING YOU TO PRAY! Just as Mother's Day is for mothers, National Day of Prayer is for those who pray --not for those who choose not to. There is no coercion or denial of liberty here.

There is no establishment of religion, but national respect for religion in general which includes prayer. "God, Bless America!" is a prayer --and a song by a Jewish man, Irving Berlin. You don't have to all become mothers on Mother's Day; you don't all have to become prayers on Prayer Day.

Where is the common sense and the respect for religious free expression in the FFRF? and the ACLU and the mis-named People for the American Way? They would take away the freedom of free exercise of religion in public places and by public figures. That's just plainly Un-American, unconstitutional, and counters the reality of the best aspects of our history.

National Day of Prayer Today

Some of us will be at the flag pole at the Springfield Twp Bldg. on Angola road –the sheriff’s station, from 12: 20 to 12: 40, in conjunction with the American Family Association's challenge to "Meet at City Hall," and the Focus on the Family's promotion of a presidential task force for this day --which task force has largely been ignored and messed with by Obama administration behind the banning of evangelicals who were scheduled to speak, like Franklin Graham of Samaritan's Purse and Tony Perkins of Family Research Council. Obama is not having a service at the White House as his predecessors did. He'd be wise to join one at the Capitol.

Join us.

Wherever we are, let us all...

  • Pray especially for our nation, our leaders, our elections
  • Pray for help with our oil spill and other natural disasters around the globe.
  • Pray that hearts will turn to God and return to Him in repentance and desire to know Him and serve Him.
  • Pray for religious freedom and moral decency to prevail in our nation.
  • Ask God to help us be part of the solutions and not the problems of our nation.
  • Pray that the Church and the Christians will be faithful to proclaim CHRIST, crucified, risen and coming again –to the world.
  • Pray for the needy and sorrowing that they will receive aid and comfort.
  • Pray for our men and women in armed services.
  • Pray that the Church will pursue Holiness over hedonism, purity over pleasure and show the world that Christ is alive in His church as we demonstrate His love to each other, to neighbors, relatives and enemies.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

While Jesus recommended private prayer rather than praying for the purpose of being seen by men (with pride), He also says this:

19Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18: 19-20

"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible