Friends, I was privileged to be one of the keynote speakers at the 2013 Michigan CPAC. Luncheon this weekend.
The Lord moved my spirit to challenge the Conservatives in attendance to understand that “Righteousness Exalts A Nation” and, aside from God, no manner of Conservatism will matter!
This was a “coming to Jesus” moment that indicted division, slandering, backbiting and all those things which would beset the success of any legitimate outreach efforts of true Conservative.
It is a message, in my humble opinion, that every Conservative leader and activist should consider.
You be the judge.
#Faith #MoralEnterprise #Project21
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“In 1972, a young Philadelphia physician participated in the “Mother’s Day Massacre” where women four to six months pregnant were made guinea pigs for a device called the “super coil”. The super coil consisted of plastic razors that were formed into a ball, coated with a gel and inserted into the woman’s uterus. The gel melted after several hours and the plastic razors sprang open eviscerating the mothers cutting the babies to death. A horrible experiment gone wrong, 9 of the women suffered injuries, and one had to undergo a complete hysterectomy.
The young Philadelphia doctor that helped carry out this “experiment”? His name is Kermit Gosnell, the now 72 year old doctor on trial in Philadelphia for several counts of murder and mayhem.
America, for several weeks now has followed the trial of this doctor and heard of the unspeakable horrors he visited on women and babies for more than thirty years. The trial revealed an abortion center that was not only filthy, but ghoulish, including shelves lined with the feet of babies he had aborted and baby remains stored in plastic bags and in the basement as rat food. There are some in today’s culture that would want us to believe Gosnell was the exception and not the rule in the abortion industry. It is time now we find out if that is indeed the case.
TAKING A STANCE!
On May 14th, 2013, 9:45am (eastern) at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, 13th Floor, Murrow Room, Washington, DC 20045. Urban Cure is holding Press Conference to take a stance.
Is there a Gosnell in your community preying on your congregation?!
CURE is seeking to have Congress investigate the abortion industry to determine whether more women and babies are terrorized in a Gosnellian atmosphere in our urban communities
I am compelled to stand with CURE and the Black Prolife Coalition against this kind of atrocity.
I am humbled to announce that I have been asked to participate in the legislative briefing at the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20003, from 2:00 to 4:00pm (eastern).
At this briefing members of Congress and their staff will be invited to hear the facts about abortion in America.
I am asking my supporters to send me to Washington, DC for this purpose!
I would very much like to stand for Personhood and against the malicious intent of left media, which has attempted to protect a genocidal madman.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! NO MORE GOSNELLS!
Help me reach this goal by May 10th!
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“You know what I think of Mr. Parker right now and you know, you’re not even going to like this. He’s just an arrogant n_____, and I’m sorry to say it that way but that’s the way I see Dwayne Parker right now.”
Why did you say that, asked Mitchell. “That’s offensive.”
In subsequent media interviews she said every race uses the n-word and there is nothing wrong with it. In fact Platko added adults taught her the word as a kid, “Look up the definition. I learned that way back in grade school. I learned that at St. Joe’s and Holy Rosary.”
Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Buena Vista Michigan, Democratic, Dexter Mitchell, Michigan, Mitchell, Platko, Rosary, Saint Joseph's University
What humors me is that Collins says: “I am Black and I am gay’, as if one has to do with the other or as if to suggest that his sexual preference is somehow tied to being Black in any shape, form, or fashion.
I don’t care what this man’s preference is. What agitates me is the race politics that he implies and how it perverts the historical struggle of Black Americans.
Sexual preference is not a civil rights issues and, furthermore, who cares if Jason Collins happens to be Black and choose to live a lifestyle of homosexuality.
I also think Colliins is trying to guilt the N.B.A. into making sure he continues to make millions.
This is the most compelling probability.
Just so happens that he is a “Free Agent“, meaning that he currently has no contract with an NBA Team. So if he is not picked up as a free agent, he gets to play victim and claim it is because he is “gay” rather than the fact he is scrub.
How desperate can one be. Good grief.
The sense of entitlement and the petty machinations of many homosexuals truly amazes me at times.
By the way, let me say this in capital letters:
“HOMOSEXUAL AND GAY HAVE NO COMMON MEANING”.
I am tired of the left hijacking words trying to redefine language and culture.
I am also tired of this victim game many are playing because they want validation rather than mere acceptance for who they are and how they choose to live.
Lastly, I truly pray that the NBA does not suddenly become the newest vehicle for the homosexual agenda, out of fear and false guilt.
Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: African American, Coming out, Free Agent, Gay Lesbian and Bisexual, Jason Collins, National Basketball Association, NBA, Professional sports, Sports Illustrated, Washington Wizards
The Republican National Committee contributed $40,000 for the GOP City Council candidate in D.C. this past week.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did a robocall urging voters to support the candidate as a fellow “reformer.”
Mara’s campaign advocated D.C. statehood, school vouchers and charter schools, gay marriage, and wanted a strong code of ethics in to eliminate public corruption in city government.
Many GOP leaders seem to think Mara had a chance because of special election rules.
That tells me GOP leaders are still incompetent on so many levels.
First of all, there is no such thing as a fiscal conservative and social liberal, for social liberalism always leads to the expansion of centralized government and social chaos.
Second, minority voters overwhelmingly oppose gay marriage. That many Republicans continue to think that trying to “out liberal the liberal” is an effective strategy to win votes is a true testimony of “not paying attention’ at the very least.
The GOP will be able to win local races when candidates run on true Republican values and remain true to the values that many minorities share and have not found in local leaders. Just notice the low turnout for elections in major minority districts. That says the majority don’t have confidence in the Democrats either.
This is a great time for the GOP to show it is the best alternative. That will not happen if it refuses to be a legitimate alternative, however.
Hopefully, the fact this candidate failed to win by trying to push false ideals (social liberal and fiscal conservative) will be an eye opener for those who still hold to such ridiculous notions.
Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Chris Christie, democratic party, Fiscal conservatism, GOP, New Jersey, Patrick Mara, Republican, Social liberalism
The Act was passed by Congress in 1931 with the intent of keeping non-unionized black workers from competing for Construction jobs with white only labor unions.
The Davis Bacon Act is still in effect today and continues to have the same discriminatory today by, marginalizing Black unskilled and non-unionized construction workers.
Repealing the Act would not only end discriminatory practices, but would also save the federal government billions on construction costs and over $100 million annually in administrative costs each year.
Repeal of the Davis Bacon Act would create over 160,000 new construction jobs, most of which would be in urban cities.
President George was a tireless champion of Repealing the Davis Bacon Act, as he felt it sickening it’s impact on Black workers.
When Hurricane Katrina tragically left an entire region buckling, Sen. Ted Kennedy and other Democrats tried to exploit the situation by seeking that the Davis Bacon Act would be enforce in reconstruction projects.
That would have prevented most of the local workers from gaining employment in Construction jobs, particularly minorities.
President George Bush stepped up to the plate and told the Democrat Party that he was not going to allow them to do that to the people of New Orleans and, in particular, to the Black workers in the city.
He suspended the Davis Bacon Act, which allowed countless workers, skilled and unskilled, to work in rebuilding their city. Had President Bush not done so, there is no doubt New Orleans would still be struggling to rebuild infrastructure.
I thank President Bush for being a champion of Labor Freedom and a true Civil Rights Advocate.
President Bush was far more committed to equality and fairness for minorities than Barack Obama, the so called “First Black President’.
Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Barack Obama, bush, davis bacon, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Hurricane Katrina, Jim Crow Law, New Orleans
A MESSAGE FROM MARTIN FOX, PRESIDENT, NATIONAL PRO-LIFE ALLIANCE
“You might be familiar with the media’s mantra: “If it bleeds, it leads.”
Stories with blood and gore always seem to go on the front page.
All but one of the major news networks have hardly mentioned the trial.
I know that I don’t have to tell you that as a whole, the media is clearly pro-abortion.
They cringe at the thought of discussing the case because they know that if they start discussing Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors”, a whole bunch of other uncomfortable questions that they’d really rather avoid would come to light.
Since you won’t be hearing this from the pro-abortion media, allow me to fill you in.
I warn you – what comes next is terribly graphic. I don’t like describing these horrors — but I also don’t want to be silent about it either. You won’t want to have children near you when you read what I have to tell you.
The room was occupied by drugged women who were bleeding in filthy recliners.
In the basement, they found the remains of 45 aborted babies in jars, bags and other containers.
Leading up to the trial, the extent of Gosnell’s awful butchery came to light.
Because Gosnell would perform abortions no matter how far along the pregnancy was, many of the babies were delivered alive.
This didn’t stop Gosnell from ignoring the law and following through with the death sentence.
Gosnell would stab a pair of scissors through the back of the breathing child’s neck, severing the spine and killing the baby.
Seven babies–that we know of–were killed in this horrific manner.
Ultimately Gosnell was charged with 8 counts of murder in the death of a woman following a botched abortion along with the deaths of 7 babies after birth.
Nine of his staff were also charged with murder, infanticide and abuse of a corpse.
As sick, disgusting and wrong as this is, what does it say about our society that many believe if these babies were killed days earlier, Gosnell would merely have been performing a so-called “normal medical procedure” for these women?
What does it say when tens of thousands of babies are aborted every week in our country?
What really separates Gosnell from a “doctor” who will perform an abortion when a baby is 20 weeks old and not when they are 25 weeks old?
Are they really different?
This is about the 1.5 million babies destroyed by abortionists every year in our country — babies who should have had a chance to grow up and make a life for themselves.
But they never get that chance.
Stories like this break my heart.
But it also strengthens my resolve to fight even harder than before.
For Life”- From Martin Fox, President
National Pro-Life Alliance
Filed under: Education, Social Issues Tagged: abortion, Gosnell, House of Horrors, Infant, KERMIT, Kermit Gosnell, Philadelphia, Pro Life
Contrary to the woeism fostered by liberalism that has miseducated three generations of Black Americans into thinking that the government and educational system is responsible for the embarrassingly high levels of illiteracy, violence, abortion, single parentage, disease, and despair so pervasive in distressed Black communities, we find ourselves where we are because too many of us have not, like Frederick Douglass, arrived to his conclusion:
“I have made up my mind wherever I go, I shall go as a man and not as a slave. I shall always aim to be courteous and mild in department toward all whom I come in contact, at the same time firmly and constantly endeavoring to assert my equal rights as a man and as a brother”
I decided I would not live as a slave, but as a man.
My story begins in Charleston, S.C., where I was born to a single mother of three. My father was a married man whose wife could not bear children. Unable to care for me, my biological mother gave me to my father and his wife, signing away all rights and setting my life on a journey she would one day come to regret.
My father was a military veteran of 21 years. His wife, who accepted her husband’s infidelity and raised me as her own, was a passive woman who substituted in my elementary school and dedicated most of her life to the education of children.
However, in this home, there were many problems, including alcoholism, domestic violence, denial, and abuse and emotional neglect.
At the age of eight, I was molested by my mother’s brother. In the Black community, there has long been a culture of “hushing” children who have been molested, as we pretended that only white men did such a thing. My family rejected me and defended my assailant. I was further pushed into an emotional isolation and developed a virile hatred of those I once trusted.
I even became disillusioned even towards God.
This young person who was ahead of his class in kindergarten, no longer had the desire to learn. At least not what they were teaching in the classrooms. I had lost my dignity, lost my sense of direction and had no one in my life who seemed to notice or care. I dropped out of school in the 8th grade to pursue life on the streets. I found myself in juvenile centers on several occasions by age 15. By the age of 25, so far removed from the positive early formative years and its learning, I found myself facing life in prison for attempted murder, a senseless and selfish crime.
Like many who have been brainwashed by victimology and blameology, I honestly thought at the time that even this was not fully my responsibility.
I entered the County jail with no skills, no purpose, no sense of identity, and most of all, no concept of personal accountability or responsibility. I had no knowledge of God and no reason to want to live. Then something miraculous happened.
A retired conservative Police Chief, who was a volunteer for “Forgotten Man Ministries”, came and witnessed to me. Unfazed by my ignorance and spiritual blindness, this man eventually led me to a confession of sin, repentance from dead works, and faith towards God. He became my first mentor.
Over the course of the next 13 years of incarceration, I, like Frederick Douglass, remade myself, by “luck, pluck, and gifts.” I chose to overcome functional illiteracy and eventually became a paralegal whle incarcerated.
While in prison, another man came along who impacted me in a way that will forever be the defining moment in my political life. His name is Gary. He was an elderly conservative from Gaylord, MI.
Gary was a guard in a camp who took a chance on me and risked his job to sneak in a book for me, “It’s OK to Leave the Plantation,” by Mason Weaver.
Weaver’s book “got in my face” and challenged all the social values and concepts I held on to for dear life. It taught me that I had indeed been a slave in a prison far worse than the walls of the MDOC. My mentor, Gary, said that he saw in me someone who would one day lead in an unprecedented manner, if I would have the courage to be true to the calling he believed God had on my life.
He told me that the Republican party was the party of Frederick Douglass and that he believed I, in many ways, could be a type of Frederick Douglass in the 21st Century GOP.
After I was released, I found myself living in a homeless shelter, with no community ties, no job skills, and no resources. I did have, however, an uncompromising faith in God, a vision, my Mason Weaver book, and a determination that I would never again be a slave to blame, guilt, fear, bitterness, and excuses.
I also carried in my heart the words, “If no one will help me, I will help myself and then I will help someone else. If no one will make a job for me, I will make a job for myself, and then I will make a job for someone else.”
While living in the shelter, I volunteered whenever I was not looking for a job. I never once borrowed or complained. I joined a local church and in three weeks, I had an apartment. Within a year, unable to land steady employment, I created an limited liability company and began speaking about how to overcome a troubled past. I bought a new car within six months.
The next year I met another mentor, Jimmy. A Black Conservative, Jimmy invited me to join his group, The Great Lakes Bay Region African American Leadership Institute, from which I graduated and later advised. In this group, I began meeting Conservative leaders from across Mid Michigan who did not see in me “an ex con,” but as a leader. They did not want to hear any excuses or woeism. They only wanted me to do what I said I would do and be where I said I would be.
Over the next several years, I was the keynote speaker at the Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning’s Regional MLK, Jr. Celebration and would win a Frederick Douglass Service Award given by an affiliate of an National Black Women’s organization. The award was in recognition for my work with juveniles who are similarly situated as I was when I was their age.
I am a “Christian” conservative because I believe the Bible promotes personal responsibility, limited government, free market, individual liberty and strong national defense. God’s Word has made it clear that, from the beginning of the creation of government, the role of government should be to provide godly and ungodly citizens alike the freedom we all require to pursue our own goals or to pursue kingdom purposes, with moral laws established by God setting standards we use to know the difference.
I also believe that Christian Conservative principles offer Black Americans the best opportunity to be self reliant and to rebuild the wastelands that are the legacy liberal leadership in distressed black communities over the past 50 years.
Today, I am the President of the Frederick Douglass Society, a Christian, Education and Public Policy nonprofit organization. I am a proud American who just so happens to be of African descent. I am the great, great, great, great grandson of Peter Adams, who was an African Slave on a South Carolina plantation. I have made mistakes and I have learned from those mistakes.
I am, furthermore, a Black man who finds utter disgust in the absolute moral surrender of millions of Black Americans today, who, unlike Frederick Douglass and unlike my ancestor Peter Adams, have no personal experience with chattel slavery or Jim Crow and, thus, have no excuses for not fully embracing the responsibilities of American citizenship.
My story demonstrates that in today’s America, if we, like Frederick Douglass, make up our mind that wherever we go, we shall go as a man and not a slave, the only permanent boundaries around us are those we place ourselves. It doesn’t matter what obstacles we are born into or what mistakes we have made in our lives. We can, by means of repentance from dead works, faith towards God, personal responsibility and self determination, turn our humble beginnings and failures into stepping stones to success.
Not one has an excuse. Not one has someone or something to blame for not being a voting, participating, productive, and unhyphenated citizen of the United States of America, the greatest country in the world!
Filed under: Faith, Social Issues Tagged: African American, Black Americans, Black people, Christian, Conservative, Dow Chemical Company, Frederick Douglass, God, Holy Cross Children Services, Michigan, New Creation, One Nation Back to God, Redemption, Republican, Run Away Slave, Second Chances, stacy swimp, Wolverine Human Services
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon………..
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”- Matthew 6:24-34
The National Urban League released their annual report: “State of Black America”, where they alleged that “Blacks have fallen behind in their efforts to reach parity with Whites in several key areas since 2010″.
This reminds me of when I was a kid, many Black Americans equated “success” with living in a predominantly White community or owning material things that they perceived Whites owned.
Some call it “keeping up with the Jones”.
My response to the Urban League, therefore, is that Black Americans should not be aspiring to be reach parity with White Americans, making White Leftist Americans their idols or “masters” (see the above Scriptures).
Instead, Black Americans should be aspiring to be Christlike and submit ourselves to Biblical principles of finances, individual responsibility, strong families, and dependence upon God.
God will bless our obedience to Him, but He will not bless the fantasy or illusion of our trying to obey the racist and shallow concepts of the Urban League.
It is also quite ironic that the Urban League alleges that Blacks are no “on par” with the economic gains of white Americans, even as this racist organization advocates anti-market policies which contribute to the economic gaps they bemoan (i.e., Minimum Wages, Davis-Bacon Act, Prevailing Wages, Project Labor Agreements, and the attack on Coal)
Filed under: Capitalism, Education, Free Enterprise, Labor, Politics, Social Issues Tagged: African American, Black American, Black Americans, davis bacon act, God, Marc Morial, National Urban League, Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, State of Black America, Urban League, White American
Much to my disappointment, but not to my surprise, there is a backlash, from some Black Conservatives, against the panel Sean Hannity hosted.
One conservative writer has called it: “Conservative Black Victimhood”.
I have been getting emails all day asking me my thoughts toward the very negative response from some who are “conservatives”.
“An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him. Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.”
“Master,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.”
“Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”- Luke 9:46-50
Several thoughts come to mind.
“Black Conservatives” who are publicly beating up Hannity and this panel are perhaps striving to be “the greatest” among Black Conservatives.
One of the ways to accomplish that, perhaps, is to ridicule the activities of others, to build one’s self up.
I think that is a mistake.
I too have private thoughts or concerns about many things, but I will never publicly air them out in order to establish myself on the backs of other conservatives.
I take God at His Word that I am simply to focus on what I am called to do and accept that, while I am not in favor of all some conservatives do, it is not my role to “stop them” or be obstructive.
In effect, a house divided cannot stand.
Hannity has said that he will bring back the panelists to do a “solutions” show.
Critics of this panel should have held their peace to see if Hannity followed through rather than shoot friendly fire before he had a chance to do so.
Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: African American, BEN CARSON, Black Conservatives, Fox News Channel, God, hannity, House Divided, Jesus, Leo Terrell, Sean Hannity, Thought
For Release: April 2, 2013
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Black Leader Calls on Congressional Black Caucus to Disband
Wants Lawmakers to”Represent All of the American People”
Washington, D.C. – In a just-released video, Michigan activist Stacy Swimp of the Project 21 black leadership network is calling upon the Congressional Black Caucus to disband.
Swimp says lawmakers have a constitutional obligation to promote legislation that benefits all Americans and not just particular races, classes or other demographic groups.
“Does America really need a black agenda? Do black Americans need a black agenda? Or do black Americans need an American agenda that works for all of us?” asks Project 21′s Swimp in the video. “America needs an agenda that fits all of us — as parents, as fathers, as wives, as husbands, as sons and daughters. I’m tired of the division from the Congressional Black Caucus.”
Swimp’s video can be found on YouTube here:
Congressional Black Caucus membership have recently introduced their own alternative budget proposal, largely opposed the “No Budget No Pay” bill linking congressional performance on fiscal issues to being paid and only “reluctantly” supported the bill that averted potential fiscal cliff economic chaos. High-profile members of the CBC have made headlines for divisive rhetorical vitriol, such as Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) saying that “[t]he Tea Party [movement] can go straight to Hell” and Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) calling herself a “freed slave” during the sequester debate on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Explaining the need for unity, and how a radical affinity group such as the Congressional Black Caucus impedes such unity, Swimp adds in the video: “I’m calling on the Congressional Black Caucus to understand that we, as the United States of America, must move forward. No more division. No more hyphenation. No more games trying to divide us along class lines [and] racial lines. I’m calling on the Congressional Black Caucus today to disband itself — to do what you were sworn in to do, which is to represent all of the American people.”
Stacy Swimp, a member of the Project 21 black leadership network and president of the Frederick Douglass Society, is also the chairman and national liaison for the Diversity Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Michigan. He is a frequent public speaker on civil rights and the promotion of right-to-work policies.
A video posted earlier this year of Swimp defending gun rights at a Washington, D.C. press conference went viral, earning over 400,000 views on multiple web sites.
In 2013 alone, for Project 21, Swimp has been interviewed or cited by the news media over 70 times.
Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: African American, American, American people, Congressional Black Caucus, maxine waters, National Center for Public Policy Research, Sheila Jackson Lee, United States, YouTube
However, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus discriminate against poor and minority children by opposing school choice, support racist policies such as Project Labor Agreements, The Davis Bacon Act and Prevailing Wages, as well as minimum wages.
Furthermore, they have helped to set poor people up for failure,who could not afford mortgage loans to live above their means. Sadly, many of those Americans are now either homeless or living with relatives. No longer independent.
The Congressional Black Caucus als support energy policies that have made it increasingly difficult for poor Americans to keep their homes heated in the winters and cooled in the summers.
If that was not enough, the Congressional Black Caucus supports the mass abortion of Black babies.
Nowhere, in any of these policy practices, do I see “empowerment”.
Quite the contrary.
Finally, while the Black Caucus perpetuate a fraud of caring about the best interest of Black Americans, they neglect the responsibility they have, as elected officials, to represent of their constituents fairly and without prejudice. In this, this have failed miserably.
It is time for the Congressional Black Caucus to live up to their responsibilities as Congressional Representatives, by no longer choosing to promote class warfare and so called racial conflicts. It is time for the Congressional Black Caucus to do the right thing.
I am calling on the Congressional Black Caucus to disband and lead the American people. Not just pretend to lead one specific group of Americans.
SEE THE VIDEO:
Filed under: Education, Politics Tagged: African American, Americans, Barack Obama, Congressional Bike Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Marcia Fudge, School Choice, United States
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Friends, there is not, I am certain, an occasion that I have ever heard “Because He Lives”, that I have not absolutely broken down in tears.
You see, it is truly a reality that it is ONLY because of Jesus Christ that I live..
I still remember that day in 1994 that I accepted Christ as my Savior. It would be a tough and long journey, for God had much work to do in my soul and mind.
However, though I let His hand go time and time again, the Lord never let me go.
He never left nor forsook me.
He alone is the One who has been there for me, even when I did not truly think I wanted or needed Him to be.
Thank you, Dear God, for loving me so deeply, that you would give your only begotten son to die for my sins.
Thank you for the risen Savior who has healed my soul and my mind of so much bitterness, fear, and hopelessness.
I no longer search O Lord, for fulfillment among those things that are lifeless in spirit.
For you have give me life to the full in and through the promised One.
The One who lives!
Thank you, Father
HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY, TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS!
Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Christ, Christianity, easter, God, Jesu, Jesus Christ, Lord, Religion and Spirituality
By: Stacy Swimp
Dr. Ben Carson is being discriminated against by homosexuals because he stated that he believes marriage is between one man and one woman. He also expressed that no one ought to be able to change that definition:
“Well, my thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman. It’s a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA [North American Man/Boy Love Association], be they people who believe in bestiality. It doesn’t matter what they are. They don’t get to change the definition. So he, it’s not something that is against gays, it’s against anybody who wants to come along and change the fundamental definitions of pillars of society. It has significant ramifications.”
So now faculty and students are pushing a petition, asking that he not speak at the commencement of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. They accuse of him “comparing homosexuals to child molesters and bestiality”.
These charges against Dr. Carson are completely false, as he did not make any such contrast and comparison.
The real issue here is that the homosexual population of the nation see themselves as “untouchables”. Hence, since Dr. Ben Carson does not agree with them and publicly expressed it, they concluded that he should not be permitted to speak at the University’s graduation ceremony.
Yet, homosexuals accuse others of “discrimination” against them because of their choice of same sex relationship?
Discrimination refers to the “treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit. Discrimination can be the effect of some law or established practice that confers privileges on a certain class or denies privileges to a certain class because of race, age, sex, nationality, religion, or handicap.”
Federal law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, prohibits employment discrimination based on any one of those characteristics. Other federal statutes, supplemented by court decisions, prohibit discrimination in voting rights, housing, credit extension, public education, and access to public facilities. State laws also provide further protection against discrimination.
Dr. Carson ought to have the constitutionally protected right to choose to support or not support same sex marriage. Moreover, he ought to have a constitutionally protected right to express his views, without threat of losing a speaking engagement opportunity with a university which is supposed to serve Americans, regardless of age, gender, or sexual preferences.
Dr. Carson should not, in effect, be denied the “privilege” of speaking at the University’s graduation ceremony, solely on the basis of being an advocate of marriage between one man and one woman.
Many homosexuals do not understand that their insistence that Americans not only accept them for who they are, but also endorse their lifestyle decisions, is inviting the very contempt (towards them) they allege is unfair towards them.
However, to his credit, Dr. Carson is not embittered and has not responded to the discrimination with anger. Quite the contrary, he has apologized, if anyone took offense. Additionally, standing by his principles, he has offered clarity of perspective as to what he really meant vs the false propaganda of the left, which sought to malign him and bully him into conformity with same sex marriage.
Dr. Carson has, in fact, offered to withdraw from delivering the commencement speech at the University, out of respect for the University. He put the school’s interest ahead of his own. A true class act.
Nevertheless, it is my sincere hope that John Hopkins will do the right thing and reject notion of discriminating against Dr. Carson for his personal views. Views he has a right to hold and express.
Most importantly, I hope that advocates of same sex marriage come to understand that they are doing far more harm than good for their cause by using slander, intimidation, and bullying tactics against Americans who happen to disagree with their perspectives on same sex marriage.
Stand strong Dr. Ben!
Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: BEN CARSON, Carson, discrimination, Gay, Homosexuality, John Hopkins, John Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, marriage, North American Man/Boy Love Association, Same Sex Marriage, Sean Hannity, United State, United States
“This week, Jewish families gathered around the Seder table commemorating the Exodus from Egypt and the triumph of faith over oppression. And this weekend, Michelle, Malia, Sasha and I will join Christians around the world to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the hopeful promise of Easter.”
The President added:
“In the midst of all of our busy and noisy lives, these holy days afford us the precious opportunity to slow down and spend some quiet moments in prayer and reflection
This weekend, I hope we’re all able to take a moment to pause and reflect, to embrace our loved ones, to give thanks for our blessings, to rededicate ourselves to interests larger than our own.”
“And to all the Christian families who are celebrating the Resurrection, Michelle and I wish you a blessed and joyful Easter.”, concluded President.
Mr. President, thank you for your Easter comments to the American people. However, I would kindly remind you of the words of the very Christ you reference:
“If you love me, keep my commands.”- John 14:15
Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”- John 14:21
Mr. President, the anti-family (i.e., attack on Biblical definition of Marriage), anti-life (i.e., opposition to protection of unborn life), anti-Israel (i.e., arming Israel’s enemies with weapons of mass destruction), anti-free market (i.e., support of the Davis Bacon Act and Project Labor Agreements), and the very nature of your leadership are hostile towards the commandments of God and the best interests of Jewish and Christian Americans who recognize and embrace God’s intentions for the role of government and the individual.
Therefore, your praise of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, are clearly disingenuous, in light of the policy decisions you have made and continue to make as leader of this nation.
“….Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.”- Samuel 15:22
God left us no room for misinterpretation. Empty praises are meaningless, particularly when our actions contradict the nature, Word, and will of God, such as what your policies have done, from the time you were a U.S. Senator to this present day, Mr. President.
However, there is yet time and hope. You can still exchange your personal and policy rebellion to God in favor of obedience to God, for the sake of our nation and even for the sake of your own eternal destiny.
Think about it, Mr. President.
God is watching, as are freedom loving Americans who love God in Word and deed.
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Michigan Republican National Committeeman, Dave Agema, has been under relentless and vicious attack from advocates of same sex marriage, solely on the basis of having reposted an article which proposes a number of health risks and social consequences the writer claims are associated with same sex relationships.
The article: “Everyone Should Know These Statistics on Homosexuals‘, by Frank Joseph, M.D, suggests that their are a number of negative consequences to the lifestyle of homosexuality.
The author of the article also addresses what he calls “The Homosexual Agenda“, among other things.
Whether one agrees or disagrees with the opinions of the article, it is clear that the author poses some compelling points that are worthy of civil debates.
Dave Agema simply offered the article for such a debate to occur.
Nevertheless, in an attempt to suppress Agema’s constitutionally protected right to freedom of speech, even some so called Republicans have publicly come out against him, calling for his resignation, accusing him of being a “bigot”, ‘hateful’, etc.
Allegedly. the Libertarian Party of Michigan has also called for Agema’s resignation, accusing him of actions that are “unacceptable, sickening and reprehensible.”
All this, simply for posting a study on a facebook page?
Since when it is somehow a hate agenda to have a discussion about the potential risks of human choices or lifestyles?
If I were to post a study on the risks of alcoholism, would that mean I am intolerant and hateful? What about if I posted an opinion about the risks of having children “out of wedlock” ? Would that constitute being reprehensible?
Have we finally arrived to a place in society where some special interest groups can “take aim” at anyone they choose to in society, while they remain a “protected class“, with no one being able to so much as question anything they say or do?
In what way does “intolerance” relate to any American offering his or perspectives on a specific topic?
Most important, how is Dave Agema guilty of hatred and intolerance, simply for reposting the conclusions of a medical professional that are seemingly supported by Empirical evidence?
The fact is that no one has been able to specifically highlighted comments directly from Dave Agema that personally attack or demean those who self identify as homosexual or lesbian.
It seems to me that the lesbians and homosexuals see themselves as “untouchables” (meaning “ exempt from criticism), who no one can call into moral question, lest they are subject to name calling, public and professional harassment, and relentless ridicule.
They appear to believe that anyone who refuses to “endorse’ or support their views are somehow perverted, confused, etc.
Furthermore, they appear to try to bully and intimidate opponents of their lifestyle choices into conformity.
At the end of the day, if Dave Agema’s critics are in disagreement with the information from a medical professional that was reposted on Agema’s facebook page, they should respond with reasoned debate, seeking to discredit the information shared, rather than trying to personally and professionally discredit Agema.
Eleanor Roosevelt was quoted as having said: “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”
It seems to me that those who are outraged at Dave Agema for merely posting the opinions of a medical professional on the issue of homosexuality are perhaps guilty of small mindedness. Rather than discussing the ideas offered in the article Agema posted and asking Agema his views on the ideas, they focus on attacking Agema personally.
Mrs. Roosevelt would likely be very disappointed by the reaction of what appears to be 21st Century “untouchables”.
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By: Stacy Swimp
Many are saying “Marriage ought to be defined by the individual states and the church, and the federal government ought to stay out of it”.
I would disagree.
For anyone to say government, which was ordained by God to uphold his moral laws, has no role in protecting marriage such a person is in rebellion to God, whether libertarian, conservative or statist.
It is very important to understand that God inspired man to create government. Thus, the presence and authority of Government is determined and ordained by God.
“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.”-Romans 13:1
Furthermore, it is necessary to understand that God personally defined marriage as between a man and a woman.
Government is ordained by God to uphold God’s definitions, God’s standards and God’s will.
Our unalienable rights, furthermore, are defined by the nature of God and the fact we are made in His image.
Those who are caving in to the lie of Satan that the government has no role in this do not know anything about who God is, what God is like, and what God’s intention are for having ordained government.
Advocates of gay marriage say: “Government cannot legislate morality.”
“In fact, every act of government “legislates morality,” the only question being, whose? But if five or more members of the U.S. Supreme Court radically redefine God-ordained marriage, and try to force that radical agenda on all of us by law, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s “Letter from a Birmingha Jail” makes clear our Christian duty”, says Gary Glenn, President of American Family Association-Michigan
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his 1963 “Letter From The Birmingham Jail”, stated: “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that ‘an unjust law is no law at all.’ Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. …I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.”
The fact is that too many people are rejecting God and, subsequently, trying to marginalize morality under the false premise of individual liberty.
Sadly, many “professing” Christians are joining the bandwagon of endorsing same sex marriage. However, this comes as no surprise to God, who prophesied in His Word that man would indeed abandon his ways and reject His revealed will for our lives in favor of popular culture:
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;”-II Timothy 4:3
Nevertheless, man’s rejection of God’s Word does not change the fact that God instituted marriage as a means of creating and sustaining family, as well as creating and sustaining a strong and moral society.
King added:: “Of course, there is nothing new about this kind of civil disobedience. It was evidenced sublimely in the refusal of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to obey the laws of Nebuchadnezzar, on the ground that a higher moral law was at stake. It was practiced superbly by the early Christians, who were willing to face hungry lions and the excruciating pain of chopping blocks rather than submit to certain unjust laws of the Roman Empire. …If today I lived in a Communist country where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I would openly advocate disobeying that country’s anti-religious laws.”
It is indeed on the basis of strong families, as defined by God, that the future of our nation rests. Hence, there can be no doubt that to redefine marriage as between any two people, regardless of gender, would an action against the will of God and the best interest of both nation and family.
Gary Glenn concludes: “Sadly, it is in the Land of the Free in which Christian principles are being suppressed today. And since declaring marriage to include homosexual couples defined by their sin would obviously not be a legal “code that squares with the moral law or the law of God,” Dr. King suggests we must — like Christians of old — be willing to face the modern equivalent of the fiery furnace, the lions, or the chopping block to resist it.”
Let’s pray that the Supreme Court remembers that is it their responsibility to uphold God’s rights and protect the institution of marriage between one man and one woman, which God created and blessed.
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Many ideas presented as “new” are just rehashes of old ideas that have been tried before — and have failed before. So it is no surprise that the recent “Growth and Opportunity Project” report to the Republican National Committee is a classic example of what previous generations called “me too” Republicanism.
“Me too” Republicans think that the key to winning elections is to do more of what the Democrats are doing. In effect, they say “me too” on issues such as immigration in hopes of gaining more new votes than they lose by betraying their existing supporters.
In the wake of last year’s presidential-election debacle for the Republicans, the explanation preferred by “moderate” Republicans has been that the GOP has been too narrowly ideological and needs to reach out to minorities, women, and young people rather than just to conservatives.
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