Monthly Archives: September 2016

A question for our Mormon friends 

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Mary and Jane ( a MTV show you should keep your kids from watching, and you should stay away from it too ) 

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Papers please ( Now Russia too not just nations which run by followers of Islam ) 

We all know about the dire circumstances faced by Christians in the Islamic world. Even the White House has finally called what’s happening to Christians in Iraq and Syria “genocide.”
But there’s another place where religious freedom is under assault: Russia.
This is a surprise to some. After all, post-Soviet Russia takes pride in its Christian heritage. Its president, Vladimir Putin, has positioned himself as a champion of Russian Orthodoxy. His stance on traditional marriage and opposition to homosexual activists has won him praise and admiration from many conservative Christians.
But just ask Donald Ossewaarde if he thinks that Putin and Putin’s Russia are champions of religious freedom. Ossewaarde, a Baptist missionary from the United States, was one of the first people to run afoul of the recently passed “Yarovaya Law.”
The Yarovaya Law, which purports to be a counter-terrorism and public safety measure, prohibits “religious gatherings in unregistered places,” restricts promoting religion on the internet, and makes it easier for Russian officials to deny entry into and departure from the country.
And since the Yarovaya Law places severe restrictions on evangelization (or “proselytizing” as the Russian government sees it), it’s not hard to see how a Baptist missionary might get into trouble.
The law defines “missionary work” as “the activity of a religious association, aimed at disseminating information about its beliefs among people who are not participants (members, followers) in that religious association, with the purpose of involving these people as participants (members, followers).”

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Cal Thomas has changed his mind on a President Trump ( and you should too )

Now that all of my inside-the-beltway, elitist, morally superior friends and colleagues have weighed in with their self-righteous denunciations of Donald Trump, it’s my turn.
After initially opposing his candidacy for president, I have come around to another point of view.
The election of Hillary Clinton will perpetuate and probably worsen everything many people hate about our bloated and dysfunctional government, collectively and derisively known as “Washington.” The election of Donald Trump will offer an opportunity — perhaps the last for decades — to “fire” or at least isolate the elites, returning the country to its constitutional boundaries.
All analogies break down at some point, but let’s engage in a theological stretch. When Jesus overturned the money changer’s tables in the Temple, he said that instead of a house of prayer, the elites of his day had turned the Temple into “a den of thieves.”
That increasingly applies to Washington. If Hillary Clinton wins in November, government will grow bigger and more expensive with all of her “investment” ideas, many of which have been tried before and failed. Remember the “stimulus,” which was targeted at infrastructure? Remember “shovel-ready jobs,” which were neither?
Under President Hillary Clinton, what’s to stop secular progressives from exacting revenge on churches and pastors who preach a different gospel than the one they favor? It has already started in Massachusetts with the transgender public accommodations bill, taking effect Oct. 1. The law allows transgender individuals to use public bathrooms that match their gender identities. It also protects them, writes the Boston Globe, “from discrimination in public spaces such as museums, restaurants, malls, and libraries.” And even churches, which may hold different views on the transgender issue, because they routinely hold events such as Bingo night, spaghetti dinners, book drives and charity car washes, all of which are open to the general public. The church hall can now be considered public space.
Seventeen U.S. states have similar laws. If Hillary gets to appoint justices to the Supreme Court, will we be forced to accept more like this?

( Billy thought’s – Read the rest of this spot on column by Cal Thomas right here. )

There is no such thing as a protest vote 

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THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE

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Trump and his taxes 

Too many dogs in this world ( think before you let your dogs have puppies ) 

That’s a whole lot of puppies.
Bailey, a 3-year-old chocolate Labrador/Chesapeake Bay retriever mix, gave birth to a litter of 16 puppies Monday. The typical size of a litter for a Lab is anywhere from eight to 12, so Bailey’s owners, the Timm family of Lyons, Nebraska, were surprised by her delivery.
“She started having the puppies about midmorning and she did not finish until 10 p.m. She was in labor all day,” Paul Timm said. “They kind of came in waves; the first few came quickly, then it was slowly. The last two came after we had all gone to bed.”

( Billy’s thoughts – As a soul who loves animals I believe there are too many dogs who don’t have forever homes so for the most part I believe people stop breeding dogs. So this story doesn’t make me happy. You can read the rest of the above from Omaha.com )

Portland health providers help the homeless 

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Who killed Jesus? = God the Father did.

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