Monthly Archives: November 2012

Today’s ( Thursday ) Posts

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Rick Warren: ‘Tolerance Does Not Mean Approval’
Sandy spurs boy to action
LIBERTY UNIV. CASE COULD EITHER GUT OR SINK OBAMACARE,
Should Republicans Just Give Obama What He Wants?
FOXX’S OBAMA COMMENT Must be called out by Pastors
RUBIN: A VOTE FOR PALESTINIAN STATE REFLECTS EUROPEAN FEARS

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Rick Warren: ‘Tolerance Does Not Mean Approval’

Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren has said that being tolerant of homosexuals does not mean one approves of their choices, while appearing on “CBS This Morning” Tuesday to promote the re-release of his book, The Purpose Driven Life, on the 10th anniversary of its publication.

Warren, whose book has sold over 60 million copies worldwide, a record for a non-fictional devotional book, was asked by “CBS This Morning” hosts Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell a number of questions regarding morality, politics, and same-sex marriage.

The California megachurch pastor said that according to the Bible, people need to be tolerant of all views, just like Jesus was – but that does not mean approving of all choices.

“Gay marriage is a very personal question,” Warren responded when asked why he does not support it. “I have biblical views regarding what marriage is about. I am not in favor of redefining marriage, I’m not. It’s not illegal to have a gay relationship, so it’s not a big issue to me.”
( Billy’s thoughts – Good for Pastor Rick. We need to accept all sinners like Jesus did but the Bible commands us to never be tolerant of any kind of sin. Read more of the above story by clicking here. )

Sandy spurs boy to action

Second-grader Thomas Walsh took a special interest in Hurricane Sandy. His former school in the Washington, D.C., area closed as a precaution when the storm approached.

The 8-year-old is in his second year at Fairview Elementary in Bellevue.

Although Sandy didn’t damage Thomas’ old school, “He was really touched that kids lost things” due to the storm, said his mother, Holly Walsh of Bellevue.

Thomas decided to help.

“It was just an idea he had all by himself,” she said. “He researched Hurricane Sandy,” made a poster and created a donation jar out of an empty milk jug with a red cross taped on it.
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LIBERTY UNIV. CASE COULD EITHER GUT OR SINK OBAMACARE,

The Supreme Court’s revival of Liberty University’s case against ObamaCare may help to end the controversial law, according to the head of a nonprofit litigation organization.

Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel says this Supreme Court decision ordering a federal appeals court to reconsider the university’s challenge to ObamaCare is a huge step forward.
( CASE COULD EITHER GUT OR SINK OBAMACARE )

“This, for example, is a challenge against the employer mandate in general, across the board,” he explains. “And if we win that, that guts ObamaCare because [it] cannot operate if the employer mandate is not in effect. It literally guts ObamaCare across the board.”

( Billy’s Thoughts – Lets hope and pray this case sinks Obamacare finally so we can have good healthcare thanks to good doctors not the White House. )

Should Republicans Just Give Obama What He Wants?

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FOXX’S OBAMA COMMENT Must be called out by Pastors

Evangelist Ray Comfort – among others – says actor Jamie Foxx’s recent declaration of Barack Obama as “our lord and savior” reflects not just a lack of knowledge, but also a lack of discernment among society in general.

Touted as “The One” during his first presidential election in 2008, after which Louis Farrakhan dubbed Barack Obama the “messiah,” the Commander-in-Chief was hailed as “our lord and savior” by Jamie Foxx at the Soul Train Music Awards this week. While many think the entertainer has taken Obama adulation too far, some Christian leaders dismiss the words as show of sheer ignorance.

Foxx began the award ceremony on Black Entertainment Television Sunday night with the words: “First of all, give an honor to our god and our lord and savior, Barack Obama. Barack Obama.” (See video)

Just a harmless jab at humor or an intentional call for reverence of what many consider to be a modern-day icon? Not quite. Some influential conservatives have a whole different take.

“Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks,” Dr. Michael L. Brown, host of the national radio talk show, Line of Fire, told OneNewsNow. “An idiotic statement reveals a very lost and confused heart. Jamie Foxx, along with all those who applauded his words, needs prayer!”

Brown, the president and founder of the FIRE School of Ministry, expressed that Foxx is more in need of sympathy than condemnation for his uncanny and offensive statement. In fact, when it comes to God, the Oscar-winning actor has actually declared his own ignorance, a year ago in a YouTube video, “What does God mean to me? I don’t know.”

And one of America’s most acclaimed evangelists concurs that a lack of knowledge and discernment is Foxx’s main charge.

“The Name of God and the Name of Jesus are commonly used as cuss words,” Ray Comfort, founder and CEO of Living Waters Publications, pointed out to OneNewsNow. “That’s clearly blasphemy. But I don’t even know if I would call Jamie Foxx’s words ‘blasphemy.’ I think it’s more like ‘stupidity.'”

( Billy’s thoughts – We need to pray for souls like Jamie. We also must be willing to show folks like Jamie why they are wrong and all pastors including pastors who has souls in their churches who have voted for Obama that Jamie is wrong according to the word of God. Read more of the above story here. )

RUBIN: A VOTE FOR PALESTINIAN STATE REFLECTS EUROPEAN FEARS

A U.S.-born Israeli author and former politician isn’t surprised that European countries like France and Switzerland are ready to support today’s U.N. resolution regarding a Palestinian state.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will petition the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday to unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem — areas captured by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. Overwhelming approval is likely, while the U.S., Israel, and a few others are opposed.

David Rubin is the former mayor of the Israeli town of Shiloh and author of The Islamic Tsunami: Israel and America in the Age of Obama. He is not surprised so many European countries are in favor of such a move.
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Today’s ( Tuesday ) Posts

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A father’s love
Justice Ginsburg: We Really Need an All-Female Supreme Court
GOP Leaders “Significantly Troubled” After Meeting With Susan Rice
Oklahoma teen sentenced to church attendance as part of DUI manslaughter conviction
ACTOR: CBS COMEDY ‘TWO AND A HALF MEN’ IS ‘FILTH’
OBAMA INFLUENCED BY “SERIOUS DISTORTIONS” OF BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY
SWEEPING CHANGES SUGGESTED FOR PA. CHILD-ABUSE LAW

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A father’s love

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WOODSTOCK, Ga. (BP) — It was St. Patrick’s Day earlier this year when my newly divorced son, actively serving in the U.S. Navy, decided to spend a fun weekend with his three children at Balboa Park in San Diego.
He made a special trip to the base the week beforehand to purchase tickets for an exciting and fun-filled day since only a few months before he had returned from a deployment overseas.

Before deploying he had intentionally taken the time to form an everlasting bond of love with his children, one they would never forget.
That morning, Jonathan, 14, Joshua, 9, and Stephanie, 5, were taking in the museums, attractions and venues when out of the cool, clear, blue sky, Joshua was gone.

Joshua is a smart little guy, often becoming sidetracked, wandering off to take a closer look at something he finds interesting or peculiar. There was so much for his curious mind to absorb and he couldn’t wait to investigate all Balboa Park had to offer.

Once Joseph realized Josh was missing, an agonizing and intense search ensued. Joseph and Jonathan, with Stephanie in tow, ran, searching frantically, through the park for an hour, but Joshua was nowhere to be found.

Out of sheer terror, Joseph decided he had a decision to make and reported Joshua as missing at the information booth.

His decision was made, and Balboa Park came to a screeching halt. An Amber Alert was issued, the gates were locked and doorways into the museums and other attractions were forced into lockdown mode. Everybody — moms and dads, police and park staff — joined in the search for Joshua.

As Joshua’s Nana, I can’t begin to imagine what was going on in his mind. I’m sure he must have been just as frightened as Joseph was. He must have run through the park too, thinking, “I’m in this huge place with all of these people. How on earth am I going to find my Dad?”

Finally, in his 9-year-old mind, he made the decision to return to the spot where he thought his dad would eventually come looking for him.
( A father’s love )

Justice Ginsburg: We Really Need an All-Female Supreme Court

Speaking at a 10th Circuit Bench & Bar Conference at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she hopes to see an all-female Supreme Court one day. Via CBS:
“Now the perception is, yes, women are here to stay,” Ginsburg told the conference. “And when I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough and I say when there are nine, people are shocked.”
Just a note to the liberal female justices– a bench consisting exclusively of women serves the justice system no better than one with nine men. Doesn’t “progress” point to gender diversity–not dominance?
( Billy’s thoughts – I would go for all women court if all the women believe them as judges should follow the rule of law instead of making laws with their rulings. Read more of the above blog by clicking here. )