Want to spice up the conversation at your monthly teas ladies? Maybe you want some fireworks at your next bridge night. Or better yet, how about ruining your golf partner’s perfect drive by asking him seconds before he tees off if he spanks his three year old! Not only will he drive the ball squarely into cabbage (it’s a slang golf term for hitting the ball into inescapable rough), he may hurl his driver in your direction and glare at you for your impeccable (or not so impeccable) timing. Let’s hope he didn’t have much of a wager going.
So why does this topic create so many sparks? Why do people get really hot when the topic comes up? Do they really believe that a parent who spanks their child lovingly and biblically is psychologically hurting their child, forever? It seems that emotions seem to run a lot hotter on this topic than even politics. This puzzles me greatly. There shouldn’t be such soul vexations on this subject that for centuries, even millenniums, was not a topic for debate at all. Spankings used to be an uncontested parental tool to direct a child away from foolishness (a favorite term in the Book of Proverbs for people who act like idiots and don’t think before they do crazy things).
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Forty Seven years ago today on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States found a previously unheard of right to privacy in the Constitution that allowed women to choose to have an abortion without restriction in the first trimester of her pregnancy, and during the second trimester state governments could require reasonable health regulations (that sounds nebulous doesn’t it?) and during the third trimester of pregnancy abortions were to be illegal except in the cases of the health (defined broadly as physical, emotional, and mental health) of the mother.1 Using the broader definitions of ‘health’ to allow for abortions anytime up until birth, to date there have been over 60,000,000 abortions performed in the United States, 926,000 each year, 2500 each day and 105 each hour. 2 Worldwide there have been 1.7 billion abortions. 3 Do you know what the word “Selah” means in the Book of Psalms? It means stop, pause, think and meditate about what you just read. Will you do that right now? If we eradicated that same number of living souls today all at one time, there would be no one left living in all of Canada, all of the U.S. all of Central America and all of South America. In other words there would be no living creature in the entire western hemisphere of this planet.
Roe vs. Wade got modified.
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Are we getting numb to the news of mass shooters killing innocent people? It almost seems to be the norm today that weekly we will hear of another young man committing atrocious violence on anyone who stands in the way of their rage. Sadly (because times have changed), but prudently, many of our local churches sent security teams to a training seminar at Cornerstone Church to be trained for just such an emergency. Thankfully, most churches in Alexandria are now protected by well-trained teams who are prepared to neutralize an active shooter should one foolishly try to enter our houses of worship. Shooters, take notice. Churches and worshipers in Alexandria are not defenseless targets!
But why wait until the shooter arrives at our front doors? Why not prevent the child from becoming an active shooter now, while still a malleable child at home. Here is where dads hold the key. According to criminologists Gottfredson and Hirschi, they found the absence of fathers to be one of the “most powerful predictors of crimes.” They explained that fathers are role models for their sons who maintain authority and discipline, thereby helping them develop self-control and empathy toward others, key character traits lacking in violent youth.
The home, not the church or the local school, is the best place for dads to model Proverbs 24:21-22 to their sons. It says, “My son, fear the LORD and the king, and do not join with those who do otherwise, for disaster will arise suddenly from them, and who knows the ruin that will come from them both?” See also Romans 13:1-4. So dads, it’s up to you. Accept this as your responsibility. And, be willing to mentor the fatherless child next door while you are at it.
I never had sons, only two beautiful daughters. But now I do have two grandsons, and would I encourage them to be sent off to be altar boys or hand them off to a scout leader to go on a scout retreat when they turn 10, 11 or 12? Knowing what I know now, no. Not in a million years. The danger of them being sexually molested by older men and priests is very high statistically. Did you hear that? The chance of them being toyed with sexually (isn’t that a horrible phrase and a misleading euphemism) is extremely good. Here are the shocking numbers. Four out of five Vatican priests are gay according to a recent and scholarly work titled “In the Closet of the Vatican”. That’s 80%. They may not be sexually active according to the book, but really, who are we kidding when we say that? According to an article in Slate they estimate between 15-50% of all priests are gay (let’s use proper language here, can we? They are homosexual). That number is contrasted with an estimate of 3.8% who claim LGBTQ status in the general population. The Los Angeles Times, quoted in this same article claims that 28% of priests in the 46-55 age group are homosexual. So, from a high of 80% at the Vatican being homosexual, to an estimate of 50% in the church at large or as low as 28% according to the L.A. Times. Imagine that. The low number equals a third, but the likely number is probably closer to half.
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Nothing but shame on you Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith. No, that’s not strong enough. In reality you are complicit “Baby Killers”. That’s right. Normally that would be hyperbolic but not now. Once you decided to vote “No” on the “Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act” put forth by Senator Ben Sasse from Nebraska last Monday, then you literally deserve the title ‘Baby Killers”. That’s right Amy and Tina, “Baby Killers”. Why? Why not? Since you failed to vote with the majority (yes, since we needed 60 votes to pass but only got 53 out of 100, we had the majority but the bill could not pass) you are complicit in the killing. Every time an abortionist or now an Ob-Gyn doctor delivers a live baby that could easily survive, you have granted permission for them to kill, that’s right, kill the baby if the mother decides she doesn’t want the child. Eight states and Washington D.C. allow abortion until birth for any reason, so now in those eight states murder is legal. That’s right again–you voted to make murder legal.
But, since you won’t read this article, let me speak to all the people in Douglas County, MN who voted for you. Up until now, dear friends, you were not complicit in making killing babies legal (unless of course you knew that third trimester abortions were happening under their watch), most likely because you never imagined either of these two could vote for such a thing. But now you will be complicit if you do not turn your backs on these two senators of ours and choose to never again vote for them in the future. If you do, then you too deserve the title of “Complicit Baby Killers”.
Imagine she’s your daughter. She’s confused. She’s feeling maybe she was born with the wrong chromosome. Counselors are telling her she should be a boy instead of a girl and if only she would have hormone replacement therapy (i.e. heavy doses of testosterone) and surgery (the removal of her breasts-yes that is what is being done and more) she would be happy. Less confused. Less depressed. You are her parent, and she is wanting to make these disastrous changes to her body. What do you do? Would you send her to a trained counselor who specializes in healing the minds of confused girls and boys who are made to believe they are transgenders? Of course you would. Do you try to reason with her that her fantasy (which is what this is see #1 below ) is psychological and not physical? Of course you do. You try to do everything in your power to help your daughter accept her God-assigned sexuality that cannot be changed no matter what may be done to her body. That’s a fact. See the quote below from this article from FRC.org. 2
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Caution, this post is going to be extremely graphic as I highlight the information uncovered by the Senate and House investigations into the baby body parts scandal that Project Veritas recently exposed to the public. However, if you are squeamish, or easily offended, that does not give you an excuse to close your ears and eyes and choose to not hear what is being done in the darkest and most evil rooms in our nations abortuaries. So please, read on.
And, before anyone can accuse me of inciting violence upon her person, or her family, let me say that I am not encouraging anything to be done to her outside the law. Not at all. What I am suggesting is this; that in any other moral universe, or any other country that cherishes the unborn human’s right to life (unlike the USA), she would be arrested in a heartbeat, along with her down-line staff at Planned Parenthood who carry out this unimaginable wickedness, and most likely sentenced to death for the crimes she is responsible for allowing in her for-profit abortion business, and when I say business, that is exactly what Planned Parenthood is. In fact, if one wanted to compare it to a business model, one might want to say it resembles an MLM, a multi-level-marketing business. However instead of selling vitamins or skin care products, this MLM is selling the skin of Down Syndrome babies as well as livers, eyes, and any other organ that will turn a profit from any aborted baby that is “harvested” in their dead baby factories.
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No matter who you talk to, it seems that people fall on one side of this argument or the other, depending on which side of their hearts are talking. Softies want to rescue the babies while toughies are thinking only of the recent Paris carnage caused by the terrorists and do not wish to see the same carnage happen here, especially while they might be shopping at the Mall of America during the Christmas season with their families. So which side is right? Answer: both sides are right and I ask, why does it have to be one way or the other? Why can’t it be “both, and”?
Let’s get creative here instead of shooting Facebook arrows at each other and potentially damaging our feelings for one another. I repeat, it does not have to be either or, and if our government were working properly instead of “business as usual” they would be able to come up with a sensible, common sense solution to this quagmire.
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She is however, a victim of a tyrannical, out-of-control judiciary that thinks it is both the legislative branch of government and the judicial branch all rolled into one. By now you are probably very familiar with this mug shot of Rowan County Kentucky clerk Kim Davis being processed as an inmate for refusing to obey the Supreme Court of the United States in its Obergefell vs. Hodges ruling which decided (5-4) that states must now allow same-sex couples the marriage licenses they request, no matter what! When gay couples (who were out-of-state plants by the way) came to her office to get a marriage license, she refused and when asked why she wouldn’t obey the law, she said she was obeying God’s law. Wrong answer! She should have said, I am obeying the State of Kentucky’s law and doing my job for which the people of this county elected me to do which is to abide by Kentucky’s constitution, a constitution that prohibits same-sex marriages. Period. End of debate. She is the one who is actually obeying the law and it is the U.S. Supreme Court which is acting as the lawless ones. Let me explain.
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Will you and your spouse still be married 60 years from now (providing of course both of you are still living in your 80’s or 90’s)? Or, to put it another way, are the vows you both repeated on your wedding day strong enough cement to hold you together “til death do you part”? If you had to put odds on the survivability of your marriage, would you give it a 50/50 chance, or a 75/25 chance, or a 90/10 chance of survival? If no marriage is guaranteed to last, what odds are acceptable to you? Are you willing to live with less than 99.999 to .001 odds? Perhaps this is a better question, “If you are in a marriage you think has only a 50/50 chance of survival are you willing to increase those odds to 75/25 and then later to 90/10 and maybe even bring it up to 99.9 to .1?
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