Sunday, July 25, 2010


When I read the following, I was appalled at what Elena Kagan did regarding partial birth abortion in the Clinton administration. Even liberals should be appalled. If our Congress appoints her, they are nuts. She amended the opinions of the medical societies about partial birth abortion not being necessary to save the life of any woman. NO NEED TO KILL A BABY WHOSE BODY IS DELIVERED ALL BUT FOR HIS HEAD WHICH IS THEN CRUSHED! Bring the baby out alive if an early delivery is deemed necessary in the 3rd trimester.

If our senators approve this woman, they have no respect for life, ethics, honesty, or the law.

Family Research Council sent this via email:

It was little surprise that President Obama would nominate someone to the Supreme Court with as limited regard for the U.S. Constitution as himself. However, the radical political and liberal history of Elena Kagan should make even the most diehard Leftist take a step back.

The recent Senate hearings helped expose her disgust for traditional morality, free speech, the military, individual liberty, unborn children, constitutional fidelity, and all things religious.
As a political appointee to President Clinton, she was so fixated on protecting partial-birth abortion that she masterminded an effort to substitute her own opinion for that of two medical groups. Both the American Medical Association (AMA) and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) said there was virtually no instance in which a partial-birth abortion was necessary to save a woman's life. When that statement crossed Kagan's desk, she personally changed it to say that partial-birth abortion "may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of the mother."

The political and unscientific opinion inserted by Ms. Kagan into what was supposed to be an authoritative medical document was then cited by several judges to strike down restrictions on the horrendous partial-birth abortion procedure.

Additionally, her pro-homosexual views led her to restrict military recruitment on Harvard Law School's campus, and, as Solicitor General, to sabotage the defense of our federal marriage law and of the current military policy on homosexuals serving openly in the U.S. military. In these instances, she favored her personal ideology and political calculations over the law. Without your help, she may spend 30 or more years doing this same thing as a member of America's most powerful court. Elena Kagan was unfit to be Solicitor General, and she definitely doesn't deserve a lifetime promotion to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Please contact your U.S. Senators today and tell them to oppose Elena Kagan.

Call 1-202-224-3121 and ask for your Senator. Ohio's are Senator Voinovich who is pro-life--and Senator Sherrod Brown, who is not.

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

Monday, July 19, 2010

I've Been Busy with my Meaningless Life!

Someone sent me a comment that I moderated out because all it said was that I had a "shallow, meaningless life." Guess who!

Actually, I've been very busy lately, seeing through the paper work for 40 kids to attend church camp at Somerset Beach in Michigan this summer. (Check out the website through google.) We are sending 17 going into grades 3-5 tomorrow morning (to a 3 day camp) and 17 in grades 6-8 on Sunday to a 5-day camp. We already sent 5 high school teens to camp and another 6 teens to Bible Quiz Team National competition the same week. This follows our team of 7 men who went to Haiti in the spring--and are planning another trip in November.

Today I wrote and ran off 17 copies of this letter for the camp that starts Sunday and 17 copies of a different letter for the camp that starts tomorrow. Then each is individually addressed, stamped, decorated with stickers and mailed! So all of our kids will get a letter at camp.

Dear Young Teen Camper ( name inserted and hand-written instead)

I hope this letter finds you making great memories, new friends, and a new or re-newed commitment to Jesus.

I am praying for your safety, your attentiveness, cooperation, obedience and that you will BE A STAR!

Here’s how to be a star:

14Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe. Philippians 2:14, 15

Also, I pray you are all helping each other to make good memories, to have a good time, quarreling with no one, “picking on” no one, doing no “name-calling” but befriending all. I pray that no one will be unkind to YOU, but love you as you deserve. As the Bible says in Ephesians 4:32, “Be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God, for Christ’s sake, has forgiven you.”

But most importantly, I hope you will make sure your place in the Family of God this week –if you haven’t already done so.

“…to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—John 1:12

Ephesians 5: 1Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

And finally, do remember that whether we are already His children or not, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

We have a wonderful Creator-Father-God who made all the beauties of nature and gave us the ability to appreciate and enjoy what He has made. I pray you’ll really feel close to Him in this time at camp, that your faith in Him will be strengthened, that you will have an altogether wonderful and blessed time.



Next, I'm taking 3 kids to the lake --because one of them was so naughty at VBS that we couldn't send her to camp. So I'm taking her with her cousin and brother to my lake --because God is redemptive. And this little girl,9, wanted to go to camp but she has oppositional defiant disorder and some ADHD, etc. So I told her we'd send her to camp if she had a good week at VBS --and she just didn't. But in a smaller group, she has done fine for me.

So, anyway, I'm on to my meaningless life these days....

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

Monday, July 12, 2010

An AP article: MINNEAPOLIS - An Orthodox Church theologian who was invited to greet the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has criticized its approval of non-celibate homosexual clergy.

The Reverend Siarhei Hardun of Belarus said that vote and efforts to approve same-gender "marriage" looked to him like an attempt to "invent a new religion -- a sort of modern paganism."

"Christian morality is as old as Christianity itself. It doesn't need to be invented now," he said of attempts to create what he described as a "new morality."

Hardun added, "When people say that they are led and guided by the Holy Spirit to do it, I wonder if it is the same Holy Spirit that inspired the Bible."

The Orthodox priest's remarks drew applause from conservative Presbyterians who made similar arguments at the gathering in Minneapolis.

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

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Another blogger's remark at another blog --and my reply:

...the example you’re giving says nothing about the right of
fully-informed, competent, consenting adults to marry any more than cross-gender
rape or pedophilia indicts heterosexuality and heterosexual

If homosexuality starts with gay predators inducting kids into the life , (and that is a common result of homosexual rape in Afghanistan, according to the article) as is statistically common in “the life,” with homosexuals reporting early sexual activity with older gays, before such kids are old enough to have normal relationships, then it is a lifestyle addiction that passes itself on to succeeding generations of young men (as in the Catholic priesthood) –and such predators have advocated for pedophilia and lowering ages of consent in other countries –and mark my words, they will do so here, also.

In fact, I saw my first Law & Order story yesterday, on TV, in which pedophiles made the argument for themselves that they cannot help their orientation, cannot change it, and resemble homosexuals in their claim to an inevitable condition from birth.

Sodomy is activity that should be eradicated from the face of the earth–voluntarily–by ALL citizens respecting decency and rejecting perversion and refusing to participate or condone it. “Gay marriage” is condoning sex practices which are harmful to the body, dangerous to personal and public health. I’m not advocating penalties for consenting adults; I’m saying we need to stop condoning such wrong-headedness.

No, as you said, I don’t get a right to determine the law –God already did that –but I have a right to prophesy or preach forth God’s will for human-kind as has been done for centuries by people of God –and they have never been popular with those who prefer evil to good –who can’t tell the difference between the two –anymore than they can confine their love-making to the proper body orifices with the opposite sex. There is no compelling sexual need for anyone to have anal sodomy or oral, for that matter, with their own sex. If men need male friendship, male love, male affection, male affirmation they can join a church (and not for the priests –but one of those fellowshiping churches that spend time with one another.) For sex, they can marry women, who do get the job done –even with homosexuals who have fathered children–obviously they can get excited enough to make a baby with a woman.

The goal of parents should be to cultivate normal interests by how they parent. Parents have made a lot of mistakes –and even if they didn’t, the culture has taken over to make homosexuality "trendy" and to mislead our youngsters.

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

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

You go, Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck --on Kagan "What a Sack of Sacrosanct!"

The following are two quoted pieces by Ann and Glenn --nothing by me. I don't use the block quotation mechanism here because it's a less readable, fainter blue. Perhaps if I tinkered with it....but for assured this is all Ann followed by all Glenn.

Ann Coulter
What a Sack of Sacrosanct

"In The New York Times’ profile on the family of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, her aunt was quoted as saying: “There was thinking, always thinking” at the family’s dinner table. “Nothing was sacrosanct.” "

"Really? Nothing was sacrosanct? Because in my experience, on a scale of 1-to-infinity, the range of acceptable opinion among New York liberals goes from 1-to-1.001.

How would the following remarks fare at a dinner table on the Upper West Side where “nothing was sacrosanct”: "Hey, maybe that Joe McCarthy was onto something." " What would prayer in the schools really hurt? " "How do we know gays are born that way?" "Is it possible that union demands have gone too far?" "Does it make sense to have three recycling bins in these microscopic Manhattan apartments?" "Say, has anyone read Charles Murray’s latest book?"

Those comments, considered “conversation starters” in most of the country, would get you banned from polite society in New York. Also, unless you want the whole room slowly backing away from you, also avoid: "May I smoke?" "I heard it on Fox News" and "Merry Christmas!"

Even members of survivalist Christian cults in Idaho at least know people who hold opposing views. New York liberals don’t.

As Kagan herself described it, on the Upper West Side of New York where she grew up, “Nobody ever admitted to voting Republican.” So, I guess you could say being a Democrat was “sacrosanct.”

Even within the teeny-tiny range of approved liberal opinion in New York, disagreement will get you banned from the premises."


Glenn Beck

"When, as dean of the Harvard Law School, Kagan disagreed with the Bill Clinton policy of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” for gays in the military, she open-mindedly banned military recruiters from the law school, denouncing Clinton’s policy as “discriminatory,” “deeply wrong,” “unwise and unjust.”

From this, I conclude that having gays serving openly in the military is “sacrosanct” for liberals.

Having gays NOT serve in the military is a position held by lots of people in other parts of the country, but I do not recall any Christian colleges banning military recruiters because the schools believed “Don’t ask, don’t tell” went too far the other way.

Not only is every weird, shared delusion of the New York liberal deemed sacrosanct, but what ought to be sacrosanct — off the top of my head, human life — isn’t.

As Stan Evans says, whatever liberals disapprove of, they want banned (smoking, guns, practicing Christianity, ROTC, the Pledge of Allegiance) and whatever they approve of, they make mandatory (abortion-on-demand, gay marriage, pornography, condom distribution in public schools, screenings of “An Inconvenient Truth”).

When liberals say, “nothing is sacrosanct,” they mean “nothing other Americans consider sacrosanct is sacrosanct.” They demonstrate their open-mindedness by ridiculing other people’s dogma, but will not brook the most trifling criticism of their own dogmas.

Thus, for example, liberals sneer at the bluenoses and philistines of the “religious right” for objecting to taxpayer-funding of a crucifix submerged in a jar of urine, but would have you banned from public life for putting Matthew Shepard in a jar of urine, with or without taxpayer funding. [Barb--not that anyone should condone cruelty or ridicule of the Matthew Shepards either --but Jesus Christ vs. Shepard??? Is there a reason why Jesus shouldn't be respected by liberals as Shepard is?]

These famously broad-minded New Yorkers — “thinking, always thinking” — actually booed Mayor Rudy Giuliani when he showed up at the opera after pulling city funding from a museum exhibit that included a painting of the Virgin Mary plastered with close-up pornographic photos of women’s vulvas.

(The New York Times fair-mindedly refused to ever mention the vulvas, instead suggesting that the mayor’s objection was to the cow dung used in the composition.)

Has a decision to fund or not fund “art” ever gotten a politician in any other part of the country booed in public? And how might the Times refer to citizens booing a mayor who had withdrawn taxpayer funding for a painting of Rosa Parks covered in pornography?

If New York liberals insist on bragging about their intellectual bravado in believing “nothing is sacrosanct,” it would really help if they could stop being the most easily offended, P.C., group-think, thin-skinned weanies in the entire universe and maybe ease up on the college “hate speech” codes, politically correct firings, and bans on military recruiters.

With that in mind, here are some questions it would be fun to ask a New York liberal like Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan at her hearings next week:

– Roughly one-third of Americans are Evangelical Christians. Do you personally know any Evangelical Christians? Name two.

– In 1972, Richard Nixon was elected president with more than 60 percent of the vote, winning every state except Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. How many people do you know who voted for Nixon?

– Appropriate or inappropriate: Schools passing out condoms to seventh-graders? Schools passing out cigarettes to seventh-graders?

– Who is a greater threat to America, Sarah Palin or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?"


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

Friday, July 2, 2010

Senate Hearings, Dishonesty on the Left, Kagan and Abortion, Gun rights, ETc. Etc.

A blogger where I'm blogging lately wrote: I don’t really know if there is much value to having witnesses testify. I would rather hear more from the nominee.It is sort of like the opening statements of Senators. It strikes me as mostly a waste of time.

Good grief! The nominee is going to be evasive and parse her remarks so that we think she never had an opinion on anything of controversy. I welcome witnesses like Koppel who know her opinions by her past advocacies and judgments –who recognize that a sense of humor shouldn’t be our first criterion for a life-time appointment to the court. We can bet anyone Obama appoints is a sure vote for gay marriage, abortion, and against gun rights –in any cases on these issues. We know she opposed ROTC on college campuses for no good reason.

Mr. Kopel’s linked testimony here at 41:09 is the first I’ve paid any attention to re: Kagan because it’s so frustrating to have the most pro-abortion pres. in Am. history (who even supports late term abortion) appointing judges with a democratic majority.

Some young conservatives and Christians I know let themselves be outnumbered in the last election–uselessly voting for 3rd party candidates, rejecting McCain as liberal himself, heedless of the impact on the Supreme Court for decades. Some didn’t bother to vote at all. Of course, my state was screwed up by election boards who lack honesty and a liberal sec’y of state in charge of all kinds of provisional and absentee ballot and “early voting” mess-ups. If the people in charge of our election boards don’t value honesty (and some don’t) we can’t guarantee honest elections.

If our judges don’t recognize the humanity and rights of the pre-born child (and the liberal ones appointed by Obama don’t), how can we call them “just?” The woman’s rights? She has rights and ways of preventing pregnancy, not a right to kill a child. The pro-abortion argument should be about abortion only for rape and life of mother. The original Roe of Roe Vs. Wade claimed to be a rape victim to get the sympathy of the court, and she was not. As for the unwanted infant’s life not being worth anything: People want to adopt them.

An adopted child now grown, businessman Iott, is running against Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur for Congress –who has presided over the continual economic slide of our region for too many years. I doubt Marcy ever ran a business or had a real job –it’s been too long ago, in any case.

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

Islamic Pederasty Reports --See the Kite Runner

I was shocked to read of PBS and LA Times reports and other footnoted material telling of pederasty and homosexual rape of teen boys in Afghanistan by the Pastun men and Afghani soldiers and commanders –and the Pakistani truck drivers who have “boy helpers” to sodomize. But they don’t “love” them romantically, so it’s not “homosexuality.”

The Kite Runner is a movie based on a book by an Afghani author. Homosexual rape occurs in the story --just as described in the very few news items on the topic. We only hear that Muslims (as in Iran) murder homosexuals. We don't hear about Afghanistan and Pakistan's view of women as unclean, nor the rape of hundreds of Afghani boys by the soldiers who are our allies. We don't hear that the Taliban opposed such assaults. (The Taliban have their own cruelties --like shooting adulteresses at the soccer game --also featured in the movie.)

Judeo-Christianity has been one great force for good in opposing porn, promiscuity, fornication, adultery, public nudity and sex establishments, divorce, prostitution, pedophilia, pederasty, bestiality, necrophilia, polygamy, bigamy, polyandry and shacking up –and in opposing filth on tv. We need to stay the course of culture clean-up and preservation of decency.

Jesus also gives us an example of mercy toward those who commit the above sins --in how he treated the woman caught in adultery--yet, he didn't approve adultery; he said, "Go and sin no more. "

Biblically, righteous men are to have a healthy lust for their wives, their only sexual outlet. Only “the (hetero)marriage bed is undefiled.” For all else we should be ashamed. And need to repent.

Every culture should desire to preserve the innocence and normal gender identity and orientation of children. All else is sin--and repugnant.

We do well to be “god-fearing” nation –“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Otherwise, “professing themselves to be wise, they became as fools.”

Our goal for the sexually confused should be "help" to find normalcy --not encouragement in their dysfunction.

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