This is just Burger King trying to cash-in 'never miss a chance to make a buck'. In many ways I couldn't care less what the people of this world choose to do, sure your heart goes out to them because they are deceived, but once you have given them your best pitch (thrown your pearls before the swine?) and they've rejected it, then leave them be. Shake the dust off of your sandals and start looking for the next guy. The problem is with things like this. Parades, celebrations, destroying traditional marriage and family life...re-branding tasty hamburger sandwiches--these things put perversion on main street, and that makes it our business.
It just makes me sad that I can not do something as simple as going into a hamburger restaurant without being accosted by homosexual imagery and propaganda--the same companies that appeal to kids and young adults BTW--why should that in any way be a part of my dining experience? I realize this is only one location in one Burger King, but it's the principle of the thing. Our nation has gone downhill.
I agree Re. Ten years ago, I went back to university at age 30--at that time I was considered a non-traditional student. It was mandatory for everyone to go to these 'sensitivity' classes which were nothing more than thinly veiled attempts at brainwashing the students--and I missed it because of earlier school credits, but they also had some 'visualization' style class for incoming freshmen that didn't bother with the veil. The entire class would be sitting in a circle either outside or on the floor of the classroom while the prof ran exercises such as: "Close your eyes...Picture yourself as a homosexual man...how does it feel when people persecute you?..." and then the students would respond. I guess I managed to have a few young people talking to me about it afterwords because I remember hearing about it first hand.
At the school where I went, from time to time there would be street preachers and other groups allowed to speak on campus and there were other Christian groups, but these people were regularly heckled and shouted down by other students. Shockingly, I overheard two older women staffers speaking about not wanting the groups on campus. Things are truly upside down, and I don't think they have improved over the last decade...BTW I lived in GA --imagine California.
If the church did split and agreed to disagree on the subject of homosexuality, then, it is a victory for Satan. Namely over time the feelings won't remain neutral. If the sin is not specifically spoken out against, all the people who want to engage in such activities will do so. You'll notice I didn't say it would be a victory for the homosexual agenda...because they are the ones who will in fact lose the most.
This is what I hate. When a "Christian" denomination gives out bad information and injects a spirit of confusion among well meaning people. I personally know more than a handful of little old Christian ladies who get led astray by groups like these because on the surface you want to believe that God loves everyone.
Unfortunately, there are many things that God hates. Homosexuality is among those things called abominations. It is plainly stated in the Bible. By accepting the lifestyle...and celebrating it...you (the royal you) give the false idea to the homo that they are right with God...which they are not. This puts you and them at risk for Hellfire. The sin that isn't forgiven is the one that you don't ask forgiveness for.you are deceived.
When the homos of the world do as they do--it doesn't surprise me. They are openly, unapologetically in rebellion against God. The shame comes when people who should have a little more discernment bow to the pressure of the politically correct world. Remember though it is God's word that is true, and all men are liars!
#1 accepting the queer lifestyle is the mark of many a great nation...just before they fall into ruin.
#2...and keep in mind that I live and work in one. Will this blanket statement be applied to all of the oil rich Muslim nations that Mr. Obama is so fond of?
Let me assure you, the so-called 'anti-gay' discrimination is alive and well out here. Behind closed doors the society is just as perverse as ours, but in public that lifestyle choice is shunned and may well land you in prison and/or deported depending on your nationality. Where are the embargoes and sanctions against these countries?
There won't be any because they are non-Christian and they have the oil that America neeeds.
This is just sad. There really is no excuse for sending your child to a public school. If you care about your child at all you get them out of this system. I don't care if you need to work two jobs...don't let your kids be brainwashed. As adults we can watch such things because hopefully we're well grounded in our faith. Kids see these authority figures and they get them five days a week--the TV and internet gets 'em most of the rest of the time. Both telling them that gayness and the lifestyle that comes with it are okay. I know I was a follower in elementary school--likely to follow what the teachers said to please them, and doing what classmates did to be cool without questioning either. When my parents asked what I did at school that day I always said 'oh nothing..' and I'm sure kids say the same thing today. The old saying GIGO applies. We can only blame ourselves.
One way or another, by hook or by crook, I would not have a child in America's public school system. It is insane. I would find a way--even if I had to work seven days a week--to keep these ideas far, far away from my child. As an adult, you can hear these things and accept them or reject them. As a child? You can't tell me that 8-hrs a day in brainwashing academy followed by 3-4 hrs a day of brainwash television can be erased by a couple of hrs of church time each week. No way! Teach your kids right--teach them at home!
The atheist can make the argument that the DIVINITY of Jesus is a myth. It does take faith to believe that Jesus is who He says that He was. However, there isn't much of an argument to be made against the existence of Jesus historically. As has been said, there are too many sources outside of the Bible to confirm His existence therefor He is no myth.
I'm not a name it and claim it guy. I won't even go into the whole 'poverty is a curse' thing because there are many people who find themselves homeless and poor who really do or did try to work, but it was their lot in life to be poor. They deserve just as much respect and are just as much children of God as the richest of the rich and powerful.
That being said...Jesus wasn't homeless. He had no place to lie his head when he was on 'field missions' such as we say today. He wasn't necessarily unemployed. The disciples had a poor box for those who were in need, and Judas was stealing from it. I'd also point out that he was the one who complained about the expensive anointing oil being "wasted" on Jesus when it could have been sold to help the poor. I don't have the time to look up the verses for you this morning, but you can easily Google them for yourself.
I also want to say that some--not all--of the homeless and poor, especially in America, have made bad choices, refuse to work or are suffering from pride. To truly be a street person means that you have alienated every person that you know, maybe even a church or two, or that you are too proud to ask for help. Being poor is another matter as I'm sure most of us are only a couple of paychecks from financial ruin.
I agree. It's almost impossible to vote for a true conservative and expect them to win in today's America. I think it's worse nowadays because the ranks are not only made up the young and ignorant masses, but older voters who should know better but don't.