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Transgender job training program fast-tracked after attacks
A new D.C. program that teaches job-seeking skills to transgender people and then pays some of their salaries for up to six months was fast-tracked by Mayor Vincent Gray after violence against transsexuals escalated this summer.
The program is run through Project Empowerment, an $11 million-a-year program paid for with D.C. tax dollars that helps
hard-to-employ city residents such as ex-convicts and ex-addicts find work. Project Empowerment is a decade old, but Director Charles Jones said only four transgender individuals had enrolled before a class was formed specifically for them.
These are people "who feel like they cannot be a part of" society, Jones said....
Reformed Presbyterian wrote: I made the statement we as a nation are being destroyed from within; we are destroying ourselves because as a nation we have no fear of God. Is it not due to the back-sliden state of the Church here. A Church meant to be salt and light not only in this nation, but throughout the whole world, under the gospel?
You said a mouthful, RP, and I agree.
I believe this once great nation, founded on Christian principals, established as a nation with the same division of lands as the Promised Land (13 states) now suffers because God has hidden His face from us (Deut 31:16-21) because of our froward ways.
When Muslims, who don't know the merciful, loving but very jealous God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, are ashamed of our ways; we should take heed that something is dreadfully wrong with the people who name the name of Christ.
Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her. And she hath changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, and my statutes more than the countries that are round about her: for they have refused my judgments and my statutes, they have not walked in them. (Ezek 5:5-17)
In a side block, a history of the violence, that the article itself only eludes to, is informative. Curious solution to the problem? Psalm 46 comes to mind; after considering this along with a discussion, in household this morning concerning the world situation in general. I made the statement we as a nation are being destroyed from within; we are destroying ourselves because as a nation we have no fear of God. Is it not due to the back-sliden state of the Church here. A Church meant to be salt and light not only in this nation, but throughout the whole world, under the gospel?
Mal.3: 15And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered. 16Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 17And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. 18THEN shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
"A new D.C. program that teaches job-seeking skills to transgender people and then pays some of their salaries for up to six months was fast-tracked by Mayor Vincent Gray after violence against transsexuals escalated this summer."
It makes you wonder what job-seeking skills the trans-genders need that is specific to their "lifestyle," on top of which these skills and salaries should be paid for by taxpayers. I know nothing of Mayor Gray, but I have no doubt he's a Democrat.
Compare Gen. 2:9 with 1:11-13 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day On the 6th day, Gen 1:29And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. 31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
My point, God didn't need a seed, He spoke and it was created. There was no man to till the earth until day 6. But this really has nothing to do with your original point which by this time eludes me, because it didn't seem applicable to the discussion when you first tried to use it.
Reformed Presbyterian wrote: btw asked:"RP Who planted the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?" I'm a 6 day Creationist, so I'd say: No one, Gen.1:12-13
Well well well RP, it appears you are an evolutionist - the tree evolved all by itself did it???
Gen 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Oh look it would appear that God did have a hand in creation after all!!
btw asked:"RP Who planted the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?"
I'm a 6 day Creationist, so I'd say: No one, Gen.1:12-13
Mr. Yoder thanks for your Scripture proofs. I was deliberating on my statement on the Lord's Day after reading a Sermon of John Welch's on the Final Judgement from Rev. 20. That is when I began to consider your question.
Acts 5:17Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, 18And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. 19But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, 20Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
It is my understanding that the Jews had their own ecclesiastical and civil courts and the context would support that. I grant that they did not have the power of the Civil sword for death penalty crimes, that the Roman Empire had but they had their own civil judicature, and power to incarcerate, Yes? That appears magisterial or civil to me.
There is a lot here to consider but few if any will care to do so.
Reformed Presbyterian wrote: Your test does not contradict my statement. Unless you believe that we should submit to the throne of iniquity that has no fellowship with God Psalm 94:20-23 when they frame mischief by law, contrary to God's revealed right and wrong? Should we then call good evil and evil good or agree with and submit to them, when they do?
RP Who planted the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?
Reformed Presbyterian wrote: The apostles told these same magistrates that when what they commanded of them was contrary to God's commands they must obey God rather then man.
"And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, and Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem..."
[I don't see a "magistrate" or "civil ruler" here.]
"...And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye."
"...And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men."
Your test does not contradict my statement. Unless you believe that we should submit to the throne of iniquity that has no fellowship with God Psalm 94:20-23 when they frame mischief by law, contrary to God's revealed right and wrong? Should we then call good evil and evil good or agree with and submit to them, when they do? When this is the case they themselves do not qualify for that which Paul speaks of here. The apostles told these same magistrates that when what they commanded of them was contrary to God's commands they must obey God rather then man. I am saying no more then that, but no less.
Reformed Presbyterian wrote: Jesus Christ is not your King and only Potentate? Is your allegiance to another king or prince wherein they are in subjection to Christ? or do you serve two Masters?
God states Rom 13:1 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. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another