Judicial Benchmarks: Hate Crimes Law Challenged

The Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center is challenging the constitutionality of the federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, which was attached to defense authorization legislation last fall. The bill adds gender disorientation or identity to the list of protected minorities, which in turn means stiffer penalties for crimes committed against these “special” classes of victims. The plaintiffs are three pastors and the president of the American Family Association of Michigan, who “take a strong public stand against the homosexual agenda, which seeks to normalize disordered sexual behavior that is contrary to Biblical teaching,” the Law Center said in a news release.

According to CNS News, “The lawsuit alleges that the new law violates the plaintiffs’ rights to freedom of speech, expressive association, and free exercise of religion protected by the First Amendment, and it violates the equal protection guarantee of the Fifth Amendment. The lawsuit also alleges that Congress lacked authority to enact the legislation under the Tenth Amendment and the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution.”

The Patriot Post records the above information. Looking throught the news reports and speeches from the President it is evident that most in our government support homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle along with all benefits of a legal marriage. They do not want to hear what the scriptures say on the subject, or disregard it completely. Is it accurate to disregard God when deciding our nations laws? Our founding Fathers didn’t think so or they would have written the Constitution, Bill of Rights, etc. to so reflect. It’s time to tell our leaders to let the scriptures guide their decisions.

Published in: on February 5, 2010 at 1:45 PM  Comments Off on Judicial Benchmarks: Hate Crimes Law Challenged  
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A God Like That

Sometimes after a tragedy in their lives, people blame God and say, “I don’t want to serve a God like that.” In other words, if God doesn’t do everything the way they desire, they will take their ball and go home.

God shouldn’t allow sickness in my family. God shouldn’t allow my children to be hurt or killed by a drunken driver. God shouldn’t let me lose my job. I prayed about this and my wife died anyway. Often, the people who make those statements are not even trying to serve God but still blame Him for tragedy and problems in their lives. Sometimes those sentiments are expressed by Christians who are overcome by sorrow, guilt or anger and blame the One they need most.

From where do the trials of life come? Why do we die? Is there a reason for all this, or is God just sitting on His throne in heaven being mean?

The fact is that we brought death upon ourselves (Gen. 3:3), and we all die because we all sin (Rom. 3:23). When a dear one dies, God is not punishing us, nor is it His fault, so why blame Him? As sad as it is, death is a part of this life and of the order of things set long ago by God. The only thing that will be accomplished by those who do not want to serve “a God like that” is a death they do not want (Rev. 20:14,21:8).

But why did God tell us to pray if he was not going to do what we asked? That’s dishonest. I don’t want to serve a God like that. Is God a liar? Did He say one thing and do another? What do the scriptures really say in comparison to what we sometimes make them say or want them to say?

Obviously, we are encouraged to pray. Here are just a few of the many scriptures that teach us so:

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God (Phil. 4:6).

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving (Col. 4:2).

Pray without ceasing (I Thess. 5:17).

Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much (Jas. 5:16).

But, the scriptures do not promise unconditional answers:

For the eyes of the Lord [are] over the righteous, and His ears [are open] unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord [is] against them that do evil (I Pet. 3:12).

And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us (Jno. 5:14), But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering — Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume [it] upon your lusts (Jas. 1:6, 4:3).

I don’t know the mind of God or how He determines answers to prayers. That is for God to know. I do know that our part in prayer is to: (1) be faithful, or – righteous; (2) ask in faith and trust; (3) ask according to His will. It will do us little good to ask Him to violate His own laws. God is always fair in His decisions. We can blame him if we want, but that will only accomplish His just judgment of punishment upon us.

As for me, I want to serve a God like that.

Published in: on November 4, 2009 at 12:21 AM  Comments Off on A God Like That  
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HOORAY, HOORAY, HOORAY for Andy Rooney.

HELLO FOLKS:  This is also true in CANADA

 
HOORAY,  HOORAY, HOORAY for Andy Rooney. I myself have been grumbling and wondering how a handful of people have been able to take our right to pray in public places away from us. So, agreeing with Andy, I GLADLY will forward this email AGAIN, AGAIN AND AGAIN.


Folks, this is the Month that we RE-TAKE AMERICA
********* Get  Ready *********


Keep this going around the  globe . Read it and forward every time you receive it. We  can’t give up on this issue.

Andy Rooney and  Prayer

Andy Rooney says:

I don’t believe in Santa  Claus, but I’m not going to sue somebody for singing a  Ho-Ho-Ho song in December.  I don’t agree with Darwin , but I didn’t go out and hire a lawyer when my high school  teacher taught his Theory of Evolution.

Life, liberty or your pursuit of happiness will not  be endangered because someone says a 30-second prayer before a football game. So what’s the big deal?  It’s not like somebody is up there reading the entire Book of Acts.  They’re just talking to a God they believe in and asking him to grant safety to the players on the field and the fans going home from the game.

But it’s a Christian prayer, some will argue.

Yes, and this is the United States of America , a country founded on Christian principles.  According to our very own phone book, Christian churches outnumber all others better than 200-to-1.  So what would  you expect — somebody chanting Hare Krishna?

If I went to a football game in Jerusalem , I would expect to hear a Jewish prayer…

If I went to a soccer game in  Baghdad , I would expect to hear a Muslim prayer.

If I went to a ping pong match in China , I would expect to hear someone pray to Buddha.

And I wouldn’t be  offended.
  It wouldn’t bother me one bit.

When in Rome   …..

But what about the atheists? Is another argument.

What about them? Nobody  is asking them to be baptized.  We’re not going to pass the collection plate.  Just humor us for 30 seconds.   If that’s asking too much, bring a Walkman or a pair of ear plugs.  Go to the bathroom.  Visit the concession stand.  Call your lawyer!

Unfortunately, one or two will make that call.  One or two will tell thousands what they can and cannot do.. I don’t think a short prayer at a football game is going to shake the world’s foundations.

Christians are just sick and tired of turning the other cheek while our courts strip us of all our rights.  Our parents and grandparents taught us to pray before eating, to pray before we go to sleep.  Our Bible tells us to pray without ceasing.  Now a handful of people and their lawyers are telling us to cease praying.

The  silent majority has been silent too long.  It’s time we tell that one or two who scream loud enough to be heard that the vast majority doesn’t care what they want.  It is time that the majority
Rules!   It’s time we tell them, you don’t have to pray; you don’t have to say the Pledge of Allegiance; you don’t have to believe in God or attend services that honor Him.  That is your right, and we will honor your right; but by golly, you are no longer going to take our rights away.  We are fighting back, and we WILL WIN!

God bless us one and all …  Especially those who denounce Him , God  bless America , despite all her faults.  She is still the greatest nation of all. God bless our service men who are fighting to protect our right to pray and worship God.


Let’s make 2009
the year the silent majority is heard and we put God back as the foundation of our families and institutions. And our military forces come home from all the wars.

Keep looking  up.

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If not delete  it..