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Judeo-Christian Culture: Stress Relief Ideas—Trust God

Judeo-Christian Culture:

Stress Relief Ideas—Trust God

You can rely on the Word of God. The commandments of God are like signposts along the road of life. They keep you out of the danger zones. Moral relativism undermines justice, thus threatening the peace of civilized society.

In this age of moral relativism, the only constant is absolute truth in the Word of God. Christ is the Rock. You can trust Him, count on Him, no matter what.

Moral absolutes provide us with “internal government”. If everyone restrains themselves, then we maintain civilization. Keep the commandments, in this there is safety and peace.

 

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Judeo-Christian Culture: In Age of Moral Relativism, We can Trust God and Absolute Truth

Judeo-Christian Culture:

Biblical Worldview

In Age of Moral Relativism, We can Trust God and Absolute Truth

Why can we trust God in this age of moral relativism? Because God keeps His word. The truth in the Word of God is absolute. Right and wrong are absolute, eternal. His truth does not hide from inquiry, is not swayed by popular opinion, does not cower before tyrants. ~C.A. Davidson

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“EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO HIS OWN OPINION, BUT NOT TO HIS OWN FACTS,” said Daniel Patrick Moynihan. We are living in an era where opinion reigns supreme—never mind the facts. If you don’t agree with the ruling opinion, even if that opinion is an outright lie; or if you speak one word that offends, you are persona non grata, enemy of society, etc., etc.

Truth is not found in moral relativism, which is based on opinions, but only in the absolute truth of God’s word. Because God keeps His promises, we can trust Him without reservation. Why can we trust God in this age of moral relativism? Because God keeps His word. The truth in the Word of God is absolute. Right and wrong are absolute, eternal. Moral truth is absolute, unchangeable, rock-solid from generation to generation, century to century, age to age, forever. His truth does not hide from inquiry, is not swayed by popular opinion, does not cower before tyrants.

Have you ever wondered why some people wholeheartedly defend false doctrines and evil practices, even though such have been proven to be blatant lies, or revealed to be utterly barbaric? How can they believe lies and be so dedicated to evil that it is like a religion for them? How can they be so blind to truth as to actually hate truth, and even to the point they seem to be in bondage to the father of all lies? Those who cast aside the shield of faith lose protection against the buffetings of the adversary.

Shieldresize            Someone said that there are many on the earth … who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it.

Jesus Christ warned that in our day there would be many false teachers, so convincing that they might deceive even the very elect, meaning us—we who have chosen to follow Christ. It’s obvious that truth is being covered up by many, and deceivers are everywhere. How can we avoid the traps of deception so rampant in our society today? How can we keep a clear vision through the murky mists of deceit that surround us?

In this age of moral relativism, truth seems elusive—where can we find it, and how will we know it when we do find it? Jesus told us, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

The Savior did not leave us to face these perilous times unprotected.

truth1          First, He taught us how to discern a false teacher. “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:16) We cannot look to words or personality alone to determine truth. We must study history, and examine people’s choices and actions. Do they speak the truth and let the consequence follow, or do they engage in moral equivocation, in order to please whomever they are speaking to at the moment? Do they truly care about what’s right for our country, or do they just care about getting votes?

In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost. [Holy Spirit] ~Russell M. Nelson

Even so, it is still hard to sift through all the rhetoric. There is one other defense that we have, that is the only key to our survival in these turbulent times. That key is the Holy Spirit. The Spirit will help us find the truth, and will free us from the bondage of sin. However, there is a condition. If we keep the commandments, the Spirit will abide with us. If we yield to sin, the Spirit will withdraw.

forgiveness4dove           This is why we see some defending evil so ardently. They have so seared their consciences that the Spirit has withdrawn, and they are left on their own.

We all sin and fall short, but if we do our best, mend our ways when necessary, and trust in the redeeming power of our Savior, then He has promised the Comforter to abide with us. This promise is stronger than death; and a power that our persecutors will never know.

 

We will not retreat, though our numbers may be few

When compared to the opposite host in view;

But an unseen power will aid me and you

In the glorious cause of truth. ~Evan Stephens

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Judeo-Christian Culture: Trust God Theme Quotes

Judeo-Christian Culture:

Trust God Theme Quotes

Why can we trust God in this age of moral relativism? Because God keeps His word. The truth in the Word of God is absolute. Right and wrong are absolute, eternal. His truth does not hide from inquiry, is not swayed by popular opinion, does not cower before tyrants. ~C.A. Davidson

All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator. ~Alma 30:44

Liberal Policies—

For behold, they do study at this time that they may destroy the liberty of thy people.~Alma 8:17

” [A] fervid but false solicitude for the unfortunate over whom they thus gain mastery, and then enslave them. ~David O. McKay

He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him. ~Proverbs 26:24

Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein. Proverbs 26:27

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” ~Daniel Patrick Moynihan

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ~George Orwell

 

Absolute truth exists in a world that increasingly disdains and dismisses absolutes. ~David A. Bednar

“Sin will always be sin. Disobedience to the Lord’s commandments will always deprive us of His blessings. The world changes constantly and dramatically, but God, His commandments, and promised blessings do not change. They are immutable and unchanging,” ~ L. Tom Perry

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. ~Matthew 24:24

We need [men and] women who can detect deception in all of its forms. ~Russell M. Nelson

Where there is no vision, the people perish. ~Proverbs 29:18

Even if “everyone is doing it,” wrong is never right. Evil, error, and darkness will never be truth, even if popular. In fact, 50 million people can be wrong—totally wrong. Immorality is still immorality in the eyes of God. ~Russell M. Nelson

Remember: sin, even if legalized by man, is still sin in the eyes of God! ~Russell M. Nelson

I give unto you a pattern in all things, that ye may not be deceived; for Satan is abroad in the land, and he goeth forth deceiving the nations. ~ Doctrine and Covenants 52:14

The face of sin today often wears the mask of tolerance. Do not be deceived; behind that facade is heartache, unhappiness, and pain. … If your so-called friends urge you to do anything you know to be wrong, you be the one to make a stand for right, even if you stand alone.” ~Thomas S. Monson

To understand or know something through the power of the Spirit. The gift of discernment is one of the gifts of the Spirit. It includes perceiving the true character of people.

Woe unto them that call aevil bgood, and good evil; that put cdarkness for dlight, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! ~Isaiah 5:20

¶Beware of afalse prophets, which come to you in bsheep’s clothing, but cinwardly they are ravening dwolves.  Ye shall aknow them by their bfruits. ~Matthew 7:15-16

“You must have eyes that know what to look for.” Gandalf, Lord of the Rings

Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. ~Edmund Burke

Therefore my people are gone into captivity because they have no knowledge.~Isaiah 5:13

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”~Thomas Jefferson

We know that “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways” 16 and that we cannot “serve two masters.” 6 Some, I fear, are trying to “serve the Lord without offending the devil.” 7  ~Larry Gibbons

Take heed that no man deceive you. And many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many; And whoso treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived. ~Matthew 1:5,9,37 JST

Let not that which I have appointed be polluted by mine enemies, by the consent of those who call themselves after my name. ~Doctrine and Covenants 101:97

We may be bucking a strong tide, but we must teach our children that sin is sin. ~Spencer W. Kimball

 

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. ~3 John 1:4

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ~John 8:32

It is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. ~1 John 5:6

Biblical Worldview, Moral Compass: Judgmental? Who Decides Right and Wrong?

Biblical Worldview, Moral Compass:

Judgmental? Who Decides Right and Wrong?

Who decides right and wrong?

Tim Wildmon

American Family Association President

In order to make a moral judgment about something, we must appeal to a power much higher than man’s opinion.

You know, a lot of left wing celebrities owe their success to God-fearing, patriotic Americans. By that I mean – if not for a standard of right and wrong based on the Judeo-Christian worldview that held sway over our country for two centuries, those who rail against that worldview would have nothing to rebel against. If you think about it, this is very ironic indeed.

 

September 2017 – I was watching the news a few weeks back when a story came on about Madonna, the singer. It centered on her comments at the rally against President Trump back in January on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Remember? That was when she ranted that she was so outraged that Mr. Trump was elected that she said, “I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”

As shocking as that was, it barely got any criticism from the liberal media. Now if a conservative celebrity singer had said he or she was thinking about “blowing up the White House” while Barack Obama was president – then we would have seen the liberal media swing into action demanding that the FBI go after the celebrity, concerts be cancelled, etc.

You know, a lot of left wing celebrities owe their success to God-fearing, patriotic Americans. By that I mean – if not for a standard of right and wrong based on the Judeo-Christian worldview that held sway over our country for two centuries, those who rail against that worldview would have nothing to rebel against. If you think about it, this is very ironic indeed.

Moral Relativism

Most of the people who yell and scream that we conservative Americans are “racists,” “bigots,” “homophobes,” etc. don’t believe in God. Therefore, these people (sometimes called secular progressives) condemn us when we claim that there are moral absolutes found in the Bible. They say we are “judgmental” – all the while judging us with free rein and self-righteousness. Again, a profound irony. Evidently, they alone (liberals) are able to determine if someone (or a class of people) is bigoted.

One question I would ask, if I could have a reasonable conversation with these people, is this: Assuming you are correct about me, why is it wrong to be a bigot? What makes bigotry morally wrong? According to whom?

The vast majority of liberals don’t have an answer for such questions. And the reason they don’t have an answer is that there is none. If they say, for example, the moral judgment is made based on their opinion, then I can say it’s not my opinion, and what makes your opinion superior to my opinion? In order to make a moral judgment about something, we must appeal to a power much higher than man’s opinion.

I define morality here as “principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.”

While I don’t agree with the religion of Islam, at least I know where they get their morality from. It’s the Koran. As for secular progressives, they just make up morality as they go along, often based on the trends of popular culture. But the things liberals or progressives believe almost always run contrary to the Word of God, the Bible.

Moral Absolutes from the Bible

I’m not sure why this is, except the Bible is true when it states the heart of man is at war with God. So if you have a whole lot of people who are rebelling against God, then they are going to behave this way. The most obvious way the popular culture shows its disdain for Christianity is when it comes to sexual morality. It is really popular today to bash those who proclaim morality which comes from the Bible, especially if it involves sexual behavior. People don’t want God telling them how to live, and they get angry if you say something such as homosexuality is wrong.

More irony. Most of these secular progressives (liberals) also claim to be agnostics or atheists. I have a friend who says the unspoken mantra of a high percentage of these atheists is this: “I don’t believe in God, and I hate Him.”

In other words, it’s not really that many of these people don’t believe in God. No. It’s that they don’t want to believe in God because, if they do, He might require that they give up living for themselves and begin living for Him. So they rebel against a God they say doesn’t exist.

 

Culture Wars: Teaching Kids Biblical Values vs. Moral Relativism, Reality vs. Fantasy

Culture Wars:

Teaching Kids Biblical Values vs. Moral Relativism, Reality vs. Fantasy

Kids Need True Truth: Indulging Childish Fantasies Can Have Dire Consequences

By Denise Shick

A father reads to his three young children from the Holy Bible.

“Billy, it’s up to you. If you say the earth is a sphere, then it’s a sphere. If you say it’s a cube, then it’s a cube.”

“Sally, you must decide what two plus two equals. The answer is whatever you choose.”

Would you accept such guidance from your children’s teachers?

Well, that’s the kind of choose-your-facts education many public-school children—often as young as kindergartners—are getting about gender. “Wanda, you can be whatever—or whoever—you want to be, including Walter. It’s all up to you.”

And it’s going even beyond that now. Imagine not just one teacher telling one student she may choose any answer to two plus two. Imagine school boards insisting that every teacher within the school district must proactively teach every student that the answer to two plus two is whatever they choose.

That’s the level of lunacy spreading across America’s education system when it comes to gender.

Background of  Moral Relativism in Schools

Perhaps that doesn’t surprise you in this “alternative facts,” “fake news,” believe-as-you-choose culture. But if it fails to surprise you, I hope it still bothers you. If it doesn’t bother you, then let me give you more background.

Transgender advocates assert that many children are born with a mind/body conflict (a mind of one gender and a body of the opposite gender), and the only solution to such a conflict is to alter the body so that it matches the brain’s thoughts. The biggest flaw in that assertion is that children’s brains are still developing. A typical human brain isn’t fully developed, even by the end of the teen years.

“Oh, she’s going through another stage.” You’ve heard that—or even said it. A friend told me that at one point in his childhood he really wanted to become a dog. Not surprisingly, he’s grateful he still walks on two legs and can pass a fire hydrant without wanting to mark his territory. Kids go through stages, often very fanciful and even bizarre stages. Parents shouldn’t berate their children for being children who have immature fantasies. But neither should they indulge those fantasies.

Where’s the line between tolerating and indulging a fantasy? That’s hard to pin down for every instance, but I’m pretty sure that giving children puberty-blocking treatments is over the line. One study of these treatments found that “there is some evidence for decreased bone mineralization, meaning an increased risk of bone fractures as young adults, potential increased risk of obesity and testicular cancer in boys, and an unknown impact upon psychological and cognitive development.”1

I’m also pretty sure that gender-altering hormone treatments for children is over the line. Such treatments can lead to mood changes, increased risk of heart disease or diabetes, blood clots, and perhaps cancer.2

Truth about Gender Dysphoria

But for truly devoted progressives, such risks are preferable to the risk of committing suicide because of the despondency of being caught in the wrong body. The problem is, that’s another alternative fact.

Here’s the truth: “… prior to the widespread promotion of transition affirmation, 75 to 95 percent of gender-dysphoric youth ended up happy with their biological sex after simply passing through puberty.”3 The sad, simple fact—no alternative facts here—is that people who undergo sex-reassignment surgery appear to be 20 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population.4

If Sally’s answer to the teacher’s question about two plus two is something other than four, the teacher has no right to indulge Sally’s error. The teacher’s duty is to teach facts, not to indulge—or worse yet—promote errors and fantasies. That’s even more important regarding one’s gender. Errors in numbers might make for an unbalanced checkbook. Errors in self-identity can have far worse outcomes.
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1  “How Transgender Ideology Has Infiltrated My Field and Produced Large-Scale Child Abuse.”
2  “When Transgender Kids Transition,” PBS
3  “How Transgender Ideology Has Infiltrated My Field and Produced Large-Scale Child Abuse.”
4  “Long-Term Follow-Up of Transsexual Persons Undergoing Sex Reassignment Surgery: Cohort Study in Sweden.”

 

http://barbwire.com/2017/08/02/kids-need-true-truth/

Stress Relief Ideas: Trust in God

Stress Relief Ideas:

Trust in God

Stress Relief Tip: In God We Trust

You can rely on the Word of God. The commandments of God are like signposts along the road of life. They keep you out of the danger zones. Moral relativism undermines justice, thus threatening the peace of civilized society.  The commandments of God are the foundation of Western Civilization.

Moral absolutes provide us with “internal government”. If everyone restrains themselves, then we maintain civilization. Keep the commandments, in this there is safety and peace.

Culture Wars: Moral Relativism vs. God, Christian Values

Culture Wars:

Moral Relativism vs. God, Christian Values

When a society rebels against God Almighty, absurdity rules

Tim Wildmon,

American Family Association President

key“And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.” (Romans 1:28)

culture-wars-shootfootAll was quiet in the home state of Andy Griffith until February 22 of this year when the Charlotte City Council passed an ordinance requiring all government agencies and private businesses to insure that men could use women’s bathrooms if they wanted to.

The legal problem with that move was that the state constitution of North Carolina requires all “public accommodation” laws to be handled at the state level. In other words, what Charlotte did was not within their authority, so the governor and the state legislature responded by passing HB 2 on March 23, which “mandates people use the bathroom corresponding to their biological sex in public buildings, places, and schools.”

Simply put, everything was fine – Charlotte enacted a law they had no authority to enact, and the state of North Carolina put everything back like it was.

For this simple common sense law, the state of North Carolina has become the whipping boy for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and Transgender political machine and their many powerful supporters in big business, academia, the liberal media, and the entertainment industry.

No single group of people holds more power in America today than does the LGBT lobby, this despite the fact that they represent a relatively small number of people. It is estimated that 2% of Americans are lesbian or gay and 0.3% are transgendered, i.e., a person who is a male but says he is a female or vice versa.

Even the National Collegiate Athletic Association punished North Carolina by taking away sporting events scheduled for the Tar Heel state. NCAA leadership is made up of university presidents. So, very smart people who have reached the highest levels of academia sat around in a room somewhere and decided that because North Carolina wants to keep men out of bathrooms reserved for women and young girls, the state must be punished. And this law applied only to bathrooms, showers, etc. that were state property.

gay-gestapoIn other knee-jerk reactions over the issue, PayPal Corporation withdrew its plans for building a large office complex in North Carolina. PayPal is the same company that built their global operations center in Malaysia where homosexual behavior is against the law, punishable by whipping or prison time.

The NBA pulled their all-star game out of Charlotte. Christian sports celebrities Russell Wilson and Stephen Curry condemned their home state for wanting to keep women’s bathrooms for women and girls only. Legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said what North Carolina did was “embarrassing.”

What is going on here? Why is the whole world coming down on North Carolina over something like this? Even if you thought welcoming men into women’s restrooms and showers was a good idea, does the penalty fit the “crime?” You would think North Carolina had reinstated slavery.

What is going on is a country in rebellion against God Almighty. This is about putting the final touches on the sexual revolution. The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is unnatural, immoral, and unhealthy. Everyone knows that a man who thinks he is a woman has a mental disorder, not to mention a spiritual one.

Bruce Jenner will always be a man even if he wears a dress and heels the rest of his life. Yet, his confusion is lauded by the media and popular culture as brave and heroic. What’s really going on here is demonic. It’s a culture shaking its collective fist at God and shouting: “Don’t tell us how to live! We will not listen to your rules!”

What we are watching in America today is Romans 1 being played out before our very eyes.

Critical Thinking: Equality Definition and Moral Relativism

Critical Thinking:

Equality Definition and Moral Relativism

Rush Limbaugh

 

trump-book-nyc-cIt wasn’t that long ago in our country that if you learned somebody had lost almost everything — and Trump was a billion dollars in the red. A billion dollars in the red! But he’s not now.  He was able to overcome a billion-dollar loss reported on his tax return.

I’m talking about what used to be signs of character and valid principles, various character assessments that people used to make.

Like the man I told you yesterday that I met shortly after I moved here, and three years later he passed away.  At the memorial service, most everybody there learned things about him we didn’t know, because he wasn’t a braggart.  We didn’t know of his war service or his heroic service in World War II… We did not know (well, some knew) he had lost his fortune three different times.  And on each occasion, he had made a bad bet.  He took a risk, made a bad bet.  Now, most people, if they lose everything, that’s it.

They’re defeated and they slink away and say, “Oh, my God.”  This guy came back three times, replaced his fortune.  He redid it three separate times.  Trump has done it.  Now, in 1999-2000, the amount of respect that people have for this man was obvious. But there’s no such thinking even today about Trump.  Now the Drive-Bys and the Democrat Party are hell bent on making everything in this a scandal, when in fact Trump has not broken any law.

He didn’t violate any law.  He didn’t violate the spirit of any law.  Hillary Clinton has — many, multiple times — over a host of things, beginning with her service as first lady.  I mean, the things that these people have done on the edge of the law, her foundation now? It all skirts the edges of the law, and most of it they don’t want anybody to even know about.  The Clinton fortune has come about by selling themselves to donors who expect payback from Mrs. Clinton as Secretary of State and potentially as president.

cartoon-clinton-dummies-millennials

Thanks to A.F. Branco at Legal Insurrection for his great cartoon

We have to hear what a great woman she is, how qualified she is?  She’s not qualified, and it speaks for itself she’s not qualified.  The very fact that others have to tell us she’s so qualified when we don’t see it ourselves when we look at her, tells us everything that we have to know.  But there’s something else going on here, and it’s all traceable to the way we have been raising our children in this country.  Millennials are not familiar with setbacks.  Some of them are, but most Millennials are not familiar with setbacks, obstacles and having to overcome them.

Because as they’ve grown up, everybody’s gotten a trophy just for showing up.  Everybody is wonderful.  In fact, do you remember for Millennials and even some Gen-Xers, it was decided we wouldn’t grade their papers in school with red markers because red was a dangerous color? Red was a color that upset children!  So no red was allowed to be used.  They weren’t capable of any wrong answers.  No, no!

moral-relativism4If they thought 2 + 2 = 5, fine, until they learned that it wasn’t.  We would not humiliate them by pointing out that they were wrong.  So the idea of overcoming great obstacles and adversity? No big deal!  Nobody has faced any.  In fact, you’d better not appear to work harder or dream bigger or be smarter, because you’re not allowed to be that, because you’re not allowed to be exceptional — and the country is not allowed to be either.

We’re not talking about equality.  They’re talking about sameness.  Sameness is the enemy of equality. 

RUSH:  Now, I’m telling you, folks, in our culture today…  In our young culture — and in certain ethnic cultures this is true, too — nobody’s allowed to work harder, because that stigmatizes those who don’t work as hard.  You’re not allowed to be better because that shames people who aren’t.  We are trying to force total so-called equality.  We’re not talking about equality.  They’re talking about sameness.  Sameness is the enemy of equality.  Sameness is one of the greatest assaults on equality that you could ever have.

You cannot have sameness without denying people equality.  Equality does not mean equal outcomes.

procrustesbed<–Procrustes was a legendary robber of ancient Greece noted for stretching or cutting off the legs of his victims to adapt them to the length of his bed.

Equality does not mean equal station in life.  Equality refers to opportunity and treatment but it does not mean enforcement of certain standards to make sure that everybody ends up the same.  But that’s what political correctness is doing.  That’s what higher education has been doing, and secondary education has been doing for at least a generation.  Nobody’s allowed to work harder. It’s not allowed because you’ll get ahead faster.  You’re not allowed.

You’re not allowed to dream bigger.  That’s not realistic.  You’re not allowed to be smarter.  That’s because, see, they think that’s a denial of equality.  We must all be equal.  They don’t mean equal.  They mean we must all be the same.  They want us to all be the same because they, the proverbial “they,” are our betters — the professors, the politicians, the people in power.  They don’t impose any of the restrictions on themselves that they’re imposing on the body politic.  No, they’re plenty smarter and they’re allowed to be, and they can work harder if they want, and they can dream bigger.

pc-bullyBut you can’t because you’re supposed to be no different than anybody else, because that’s how equality is being defined.  And young people are lapping it.  Young people are swallowing this misguided definition of equality, which is nothing more than forced sameness.  And I want you to think about it. Forced sameness is the antithesis of equality, because no two people are alike.  No two people are the same.  No two things are the same.  It’s not possible.  You force sameness, and you are denying equal opportunity, equal treatment, equal this, equal that.

It’s one of the biggest scams that is currently being run on young people, and that is to equate sameness with equality.  Because the only way you can have sameness is by defining everybody down.  And you’ll note that the left never tries to raise anybody up.  The left never sees these divides.  They never see people upper level, lower level, middle level and seek to raise the people at the bottom up.  “That won’t help the Democrats! That means people might become self-reliant.  We can’t have that.

moral-relativism-general“We need them constantly dependent on the government, constantly dependent on politicians, preferably the Democrat Party.  So what do we do?  We punish the achievers! We raise their taxes.  We increase regulation on them.  We make it tougher for them to exist as we attempt to lower everybody under the bastardized term of equality — which is really nothing more, as I say, than forced sameness — and what you end up with is no one is exceptional, and that is all equality. “It’s a beautiful thing.  It’s a wonderful thing.  It’s utopian.

“There is nobody that’s the exception.  Nobody is better than anybody else, and nobody is worse than anybody else.  And the ugly or not ugly and the beautiful are not beautiful because they’re all the same.  And if you think differently we are going to punish you accordingly.”  So a number of classic American concepts — American exceptionalism, self-reliance, rugged individualism, working hard — have all been trashed by education and the left in just 20 years.  In just 20 years.

american-exceptionalism2From a decade when people bought Trump’s books in droves and thought what he was able to achieve was awesome for turning it around, for coming back from the abyss, saving his company, saving the people that work for him, employing many more, building skyscrapers and other buildings, golf courses, you name it, the world over, that people have willingly paid money to join.  Now all that is looked at now as somehow a scandal. Somehow that’s the sign of a reprobate.  “It’s weird.  It’s unfair, and we’ve got to go after guys like Trump.

So they pepper it all with how Trump’s violated the law and Trump’s this and he’s a bully and he says mean things about women and so forth.  The real bully is Hillary Clinton.  Her husband’s another real bully.  They’re cads.  They don’t have great compassion for people.  They look at people with contempt.  I maintain to you that a bunch of people who want everybody to be the same under the misguided premise of equality? Those are not compassionate people.

Those are people that don’t like people, who don’t trust them.  Those are people that want to control other people and don’t trust them.  So you have to strip them of their dignity, of the things that make them unique, the things that set them apart and punish the things that they achieve in, and that’s the modern day Democrat Party from Barack Obama on down.  That’s the modern movement of liberalism.

CALLER:  I was calling because I’m very upset about the bias.  I know that there’s nothing most of us can do about it, about the media bias against Mr. Trump.  But it’s ridiculous for Hillary to sit there and say that he lost $1 billion when she has lost $6 billion while she was on watch as Secretary of State.  No one knows where that money is.  It’s been misplaced.  Nobody has had any inclination to tracking it.  Nobody has questioned her about it.  It’s just becoming really ridiculous.

RUSH:  Well, not only that, the money Trump lost was his.  The money Hillary lost was the taxpayers. 

CALLER:  Correct.

ObamaHillaryLyingtoAmericaWhistleBlowerRUSH:  But in addition to losing the money, Hillary Clinton loses lives.  Four people died in Benghazi because of Hillary Clinton. 

CALLER:  That’s correct.  And no one says anything about this.  They keep saying, “Oh, Benghazi, Benghazi.”  But the mother of one of these people have come forward crying, upset.  And she ridicules them.  It’s ridiculous. 

RUSH:  It is.  But in the midst of all this they persist in telling us how imminently qualified Hillary Clinton is.  Why, there hasn’t been anybody as qualified as Hillary Clinton.  It’s an insult.  It’s a laughable joke.  The very fact they have to point it out means people do not see it for themselves.  And believe me, there is nobody that sees Hillary Clinton more qualified than anybody else who has ever been president.

Somebody with the negatives that she’s got couldn’t possibly have that reputation.  And she doesn’t.  It’s been tried.  They’ve tried to manufacture this whole narrative that she’s the smartest woman in the world for almost 30 years.  And they still haven’t pulled it off.  They’re still trying.  So smartest woman in the world is now morphing into most qualified ever to endeavor to be president as Moochelle (My Belle) Obama said.

 

 

Culture Wars: Obama Bathroom Decree vs. Moral Compass

Culture Wars:

Obama Bathroom Decree vs. Moral Compass

When a culture rebels against God

 

Tim Wildmon –

North Carolina’s rough road isn’t because of HB 2 but Romans 1:28.

moral-relativism-bathroomAll was quiet in the home state of Andy Griffith until February 22 of this year when the Charlotte City Council passed an ordinance requiring all government agencies and private businesses to ensure that men could use women’s bathrooms if they want to.

The legal problem with that move was that the state constitution of North Carolina requires all “public accommodation” laws to be handled at the state level. In other words, what Charlotte did was not within their authority, so the governor and the state legislature responded by passing HB 2 on March 23, which “mandates people use the bathroom corresponding to their biological sex in public buildings, places, and schools.” Simply put, everything was fine – Charlotte enacted a law they had no authority to enact, and the state of North Carolina put everything back like it was.

“And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.” (Romans 1:28)

For this simple common sense law, the state of North Carolina has become the whipping boy for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender political machine and their many powerful supporters in big business, academia, the liberal media, and the entertainment industry. No single group of people holds more power in America today than the LGBT lobby, despite the fact that they represent a relatively small number of people. It is estimated that two percent of Americans are lesbian or gay and 0.3 percent are transgendered – i.e., a person who is a male but says he is a female or vice versa.

Even the National Collegiate Athletic Association punished North Carolina by taking away sporting events scheduled for the Tar Heel state. NCAA leadership is made up of university presidents. So, very smart people who have reached the highest levels of academia sat around in a room somewhere and decided that because North Carolina wants to keep men out of bathrooms reserved for women and young girls, the state must be punished. And this law applied only to bathrooms, showers, etc. that were state property.

In other knee-jerk reactions, PayPal Corporation withdrew its plans for building a large office complex in North Carolina over this issue. PayPal is the same company that built their global operations center in Malaysia where homosexual behavior is against the law, punishable by whipping or prison time. The NBA pulled their All-Star game out of Charlotte. Christian sports celebrities Russell Wilson and Stephen Curry condemned their home state for wanting to keep women’s bathrooms for women and girls only. Legendary Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said what North Carolina did was “embarrassing.”

What is going on here? Why is the whole world coming down on North Carolina over something like this? Even if you thought welcoming men into women’s restrooms and showers was a good idea, does the penalty fit the “crime?” You would think North Carolina has reinstated slavery.

What is going on is a country in rebellion against God Almighty. This is about putting the final touches on the sexual revolution. The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is unnatural, immoral, and unhealthy. Everyone knows that a man who thinks he is a woman has a mental disorder, not to mention a spiritual one.

Bruce Jenner will always be a man – even if he wears a dress and heels the rest of his life. Yet, his confusion is lauded by the media and popular culture as brave and heroic. What’s really going on here is demonic. It’s a culture shaking its collective fist at God and shouting: “Don’t tell us how to live! We will not listen to your rules!”

What we are watching in America today is Romans 1 being played out before our very eyes.

Tim Wildmon (contact@afa.net) is president of the American Family Association in Tupelo, MS.