Monthly Archives: June 2015

 Graham: ‘Caitlyn’ still Bruce on inside

Evangelist Franklin Graham has a brief message for Bruce Jenner on his “conversion” to a woman: “Changing the outside doesn’t change the inside.”Jenner has been the subject of media frenzy since launching his public coming out as a transgender from Bruce to “Caitlyn.” But Billy Graham Evangelistic Association president and CEO Franklin Graham says all of that media attention and worldwide support won’t solve the inner conflict the Olympic gold medalist is trying to remedy.

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Shortage of Catholic spiritual leaders at Offutt military base in Bellevue, Nebraska 

Three-fourths of the 600 people who attend church services at Offutt’s military chapels each week are Catholic, according to figures released by the base’s 55th Wing. But because of a shortage of priests serving in the Air Force, none of the Wing’s six active-duty chaplains is Roman Catholic.

All of these young service members, they have no chaplain. The biggest losers are the military population on base.

“All of these young service members, they have no chaplain,” said John Goble, an Air Force veteran from Bellevue who attends Our Lady of Peace. “The biggest losers are the military population on base.”

Worsening shortage of active-duty priests means Offutt Air Force Base parish goes without

For Joe Biden, an unspeakable sadness ( Pray for the VP no matter your politics, I am )

WE NEED another language to describe the pain of losing a child, because the words we use – “It’s unnatural,” “No parent should live longer than her son,” “What a tragedy” – don’t convey the full weight or nature of that suffering.

When you look at the faces of those who have experienced the death of a son or daughter, you realize even years later that they are not completely whole. Living without part of your heart, walking on half a limb and navigating the light with a constant shadow, it is the deepest of all sorrows.

I’ve seen that up close, when my brother died. Overnight my mother became an old woman, with the life siphoned out of her, leaving just enough to function for the rest of us who remained behind.

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Lindsey Graham wants Caitlyn Jenner’s vote

The story is here.

Will next president proclaim  Jerusalem is Israel’s capital?

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How to witness to Mormons who believe Jesus and the devil are spiritual brothers 

Listen to a three minute commentary on how we should speak to Mormons about the true Savior. The audio to the commentary is right here.

: Boy Scouts approaching moral collapse

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) President Al Mohler says that the Boy Scouts of America was destined to self-destruct as soon as its chose to preserve itself by sacrificing the biblical values and ideals that conceived its formation.

In a recent announcement before his organization’s national meeting, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) President Robert Gates — the former Secretary of Defense and ex-Central Intelligence Agency director — called members to do away with its policy of permitting openly homosexual scouts, but at the same time called for the participation of openly gay adults.

“[W]e must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be,” Gates told other BSA leaders in Atlanta.

Abandon the Bible, embrace LGBT policy

Gates implied that BSA must abandon its moral code of behavior and adopt the progressive demands of society, or come to terms with “the end of us as a national movement.”

Mohler insists that Gates — who joined with President Barack Obama while serving as Secretary of Defense to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in 2010 and normalize homosexual behavior in the United States Armed Forces — has been in the business of forwarding the LGBT agenda in the Boy Scouts for some time.

“Even as he took office last year, Gates indicated that he was not satisfied with the compromise the B.S.A. national board adopted in 2013,” the head of SBTS explained. “After insisting, just six months earlier, that the Scouts would not change their policy excluding openly-gay scouts and scouting leaders — a policy national leaders acknowledged was expected by the vast majority of scout parents — the national board crumbled under external pressure, largely from activist organizations and major corporations.”

Mohler says that the BSA’s move two years ago was nothing more than a ruse to quell a storm.

“By any honest account, the policy adopted in 2013 was a compromise that anyone could see would not hold,” Mohler continued. “By allowing for openly gay scouts but not openly gay adult leaders, the B.S.A. put itself in a no-man’s land of moral evasion.”

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UN says gays are victims of violent abuse ( what about followers of Jesus mr./mrs. UN

UNITED NATIONS (June 1, 2015) — The U.N. human rights chief said in a new report that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people are victims of “pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination” in all regions of the world and cites hundreds of hate-related killings.

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein said actions by some countries to reduce violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity since the last report in 2011 have been overshadowed by continuing human rights violations against these groups, too often perpetrated with impunity.

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Sudanese pastors facing possible death penalty

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The real message in the Duggar’s tragedy is being overlooked 

The secular press is churning out story after story about the Duggars lately, but, sadly, the real message in this tragedy is being overlooked. Janet Parshall explains in this week’s commentary. Listen to the commentary here.