These people have gone mad from the rage within them since they lost their supreme seat of power. They've totally flipped, and whether it was his goal or not, Trump was able to draw out who they really are, in a very public way, and finally expose who they've always been. I just hope the American public sees it, because mainstream media does a great job taking the edge off, and making their madness appear justified; deflecting everything back to Trump.
Now, they threaten to restructure the Supreme Court if they don't start getting their way? I just can't even begin to imagine the state of this nation shortly after they regain power, if/when they do.
"Drag Queen Story Time is based in San Francisco, and it describes its purpose as capturing the âimagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhoodâ, and giving children âunabashedly queer role modelsâ.
Dylan Pontiff, a drag artist who works for the program, admits the events are about ***âthe grooming of the next generationâ."***
Yes, the librarys hold these grooming hours, but I place full blame on the parents who put their kids in the car, and take them to see, and soak in this nonsense. Teaching kids to twerk, confusing them, and indoctrinating them into the LGBTQ ideology...disgusting, and shame on the irresponsible parents, who call it harmless fun, and a wonderful thing. Mama G wanted the kids personal emails, until he was questioned on it, then said, oops, I meant the parents emails. Just another creep.
I still have trouble believing what I see all around me. Men dressing as women, taking estrogen, growing breasts, raising the pitch of their voices, having gender reassignment surgeries, wearing heels, carrying themselves as women, and demanding to be treated and addressed as the opposite gender.
Most disturbing is that it's been normalized within society. Nobody even turn their heads anymore. They celebrate it.
Sampson-ex Hillsong worship leader, after denouncing Christianity:
"like, what bothers me now is nothing... I am so happy now, so at peace with the world...it's crazy..."
I'm sure he does feel a lot lighter and free, if God had been weighing him down. Afterall, he's now been released from the burdon of sin, because he no longer has the responsibility to care, one way or another. What a breath of fresh air it must be for him to no longer be under judgement, anyone's watchful eye, and to now have the freedom to do as he pleases, without any guilt, or fear of eternal repercussions, he apparently now believes.
Too bad. Evil found a crack somewhere, planted a seed, and the seed grew into an invasive weed, and spread, and spread, and spread.
...when the task is completely innocent, and a normal part of a job, in every respect?
I just think his expectations were unreasonable as an employee, and that the department had no responsibility to cator to him while refusing direct orders, based upon a matter of personal conscience that wouldn't have, directly, caused him to be in disobediance; putting man above God.
While I salute him, on a personal level, he was expected to do the job he applied for, was hired for, was being paid to do, and a job where he knew how things worked. He wasn't asked to do anything unusual, out of the ordinary, or wicked. Again, how far does an employer's responsibility go on such subjective matters where what's wrong for one, is right for another, and both are perfectly right?
...Nothing sinister, nothing inappropriate, nothing weird about it, out of the ordinary, or out of whack...just patrolling the streets, responding to calls, and training.
My issue, JaG and Herbal Mama, isn't the deputy rolling with what he thought was right for him. I give him high praises for that, and admire his strength and conviction. I think he's a great example for all, and think his wife is fortunate to have such an honorable husband who clearly loves her, but more importantly, loves The Lord, and strives for obediance. My issue is the fact that he's expecting the department to conform, and change-up the way things are done, according to any matters of personal conscience he happens to have, whenever he happens to have them. He's made demands, and refused orders in the past, based upon his conscience. My question is, what is the department's responsibility to an employee who refuses to take orders, citing that it's a violation of his religious beliefs, but based upon nothing but a matter of his own personal conscience? How long can any employer cator to subjective violations of one's faith, and allow an employee to refuse to perform the responsibilities they're being paid to do, based solely upon how a task might cause a person to feel, or look to another, etc.,
...This man would have been absolutely in the right, as well, and not in disobediance, even though the two men made polar opposite decisions, and that's the conundrum in this case...refusing to perform a task that you're being paid, and ordered to do, when the task isn't violating any clear rules or commands we're expected to adhere to as Christians; when the task doesn't call for us to put man above God; causing clear comprimise or sin.
The deputy made a personal judgement call, for personal reasons. Maybe he didn't want to risk inappropriate thoughts, or cause his wife's mind to wander, who knows. However, we're talking about patrolling the streets in a car, with two people sitting in their own seats, and separated by a wide console. They weren't going to be on long stakeouts, alone together in some apartment. They weren't going to be staying in hotels together, or going on any overnight business trips. They weren't going to be using the same locker room, or expected to behave as husband and wife as their cover while investigating some case. They were going to be riding in a car together, and that's it.
Good morning, JaG and Herbal Mama, okay, since you both asked so nicely, here it is:
In my initial comment, I hesitated to even use the phrase, "matter of conscience", but technically, that's exactly what it is, and Frank was nice enough to post the related scripture up.
While we are to obey God above any man, or manmade law, I consider matters of conscience to be very subjective; unique from person to person, and not clear, scriptural violations; sin. Matters of conscience are things that we, personally, don't feel comfortable with or about, or that we're just not quite certain about, so yes, we should err on the side of caution, doing what we feel is right, as we see it. However, one man's conscience is not anothers, and in both cases, strangely, most often than not, both are right, and neither is wrong, because they're subjective situations.
Now in the deputys case, he was exercising his personal right as he analyzed a situation, and decided that, for him, it was a situation that he needed to avoid, as a matter of obediance. Good for him. Maybe he didn't want to risk any inappropriate thoughts. Now, the next born again man in line may have seen absolutely nothing wrong with alone time in a car, doing the job he was being paid to do, and training a female deputy.
Oops, sorry JaG, and HM, by saying that, I didn't mean I thought that either one of you was looking for an argument. I meant that my own personal perspective shouldn't be turned into a heated debate by anyone at all, because I can see both sides. I just lean a bit stronger one way at the moment.
JaG and Herbal Mama, maybe I'll post up my personal perspective in the AM. I don't consider this topic one to argue over, but maybe I'll post up what all came to mind for me after reading it, just for the different take.
I'm glad to see you back around, no matter how long it might be for. There have been few topics where I've seen very clear lines drawn in the sand, and this is one of them, and it's one of the two most shocking for me.
One side argues that it's no small crime to denounce, renounce, and call The Creator, a phoney, His Word, a tome of fantasy and myth, and biblical Christianity, a giant hoax. One side argues for the very serious nature of the crime of not only rejecting The Creator, but openly rejecting His very existence, and attributing Him and His Word, along with His Son's incarnation, sacrifice, death, and resurrection, to utter nonsense, reserved for the ignorant who are foolish enough to continue on believing such fantastical ridiculousness. One side views this to be no small crime commited; crucifying God afresh, and rejecting His existence, openly, especially for those who have tasted of Heavenly things, and been filled with the knowledge of His Word.
The other side argues for a saved man, backslidden, calls for empathy, compassion, prayers for restoration, and argues denouncement and renouncement as just sins commited, like any others, but fixable.
I see it as a very serious crime, and am really surprised by the wiggle room being offered to Harris.
Partaker Wrote: "Go and see what this meaneth! If you have trusted on the blood of Jesus Christ to save you, you're safe. Joshua is probably a saved individual who seared his conscience day after day and is now in a spot he never saw himself in."
I don't know what I'm missing after reading some comments since this this Joshua Harris story broke recently. His apology to, and his new association with the LGBTQ community aside, this man, very publicly, denounced and renounced God, and Christianity, as a whole; effectively telling the world that the God of the Bible is a phoney, His Word a fraud, Christianity, a giant hoax, and that he was moving on; nothing to see here, to continue his search.
Yet, he did nothing more than commit just another sin, as a saved man, because we all sin, and that he'll just have to give an account for, like anyone else, but evenso, "Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into thy rest..."?
In the article, he said he took part in the festivities, and enjoyed swapping storys with the LGBTQ activists. Swapping storys? I can't imagine what sorts of storys I'd have to swap with any of them, as a Christian, unless he had a secret life going on, well before his announcement.
Kieton Wrote: "Can some one point out any real evidence of President Trump being a â White Supremacistâ? If not it slander, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Exo. 20:16."
Ridiculous, isn't it? The very ones who are using mainstream media to do the accusing, don't even believe it themselves. The race card is all they have left, after all else has failed, and failed miserably. There isn't any evidence, other than Trump's comments that they contort out of context to build a case that, once again, doesn't even exist.
No evidence, but since impeachment failed miserably, they're now throwing their hail Mary pass in an effort to sway public opinion to dethrone him in 2020. I think they're helping him at this point, because people are exhausted with their nonsense, and they've finally exposed who they've always been, and it's pretty ugly.
I wasn't sure where to post this up, but Jeffry Epstein was just found dead in his jail cell in Manhatten.
He had been on suicide watch, and commiting suicide in a jail cell with little to nothing to do it with, and certainly nothing that would have made it a quick and easy job, speaks to his desperation...if it was in fact a suicide.
While I wouldn't deny anyone can be saved right before their death, I would think that most who do pray, and cry out immediately beforehand, after a lifetime of Christ-rejecting, do it as a failsafe; as a, just in case it's all true, afterall, type of thing.
Some great news for a change. I'm so glad they've been released, alive and unharmed.
I still grieve for all of those poor school girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, years ago now, never to be seen since. I can't imagine what those poor, poor girls have had to endure, the daily grief their loved ones experience, and I think about how each of those girls must hope to see the friendly faces of their rescuers, every single day. Poor, poor girls.
...Anyway, none of that is important. The sympathy for the man is what gets me. The personal empathy for the man, and the, "Our brother has stumbled, let's pray for His restoration", is what I'm having trouble with. He was never a brother, and being filled with the knowledge that he is, can his hardened hard be softened and renewed unto repentance? Being filled with the knowledge that he is, can his outright denial and renouncement, be turned back into faith and belief?
I don't know, but the possibility seems bleak. However, with God, all things are possible. All I know for sure is that he is an enemy of The Living God, and doesn't deserve the sympathy I've been seeing from other Christians.
Carol Wrote: "This seems orchestrated for a purpose. His âselfiesâ at the debauchery parade seemÂ to announce his âcoming outâ."
Hi Carol, I tossed this around in my head when he first made the announcement. The reason was because of the space he dedicated to the LGBTQ community in his speech. He could have talked about a thousand different things, but he dedicates 1/3rd of his, exit from Christianity, speech to apologizing to the LGBTQ's? I kept that in the back of my head, but now, I believe you are right on...I believe he's either a sodomite, wants to transition to a woman, or wrote, or will be writing a book, and his public participation, sympathy, and support of that community is his sneaky way of pro-actively, and pre-emptively promoting, and securing sales, book signings, and lucrative media interviews. One other thing that came to mind, and this might be a bit out there, but it also crossed my mind that if he is a sodomite, what better way to put himself out there in order to meet someone; having thousands to pick from, being the new center of attention, and so many choices swarming all around him, but who knows.
âThe Lord knows Joshuaâs heart,â he (Pastor Heath Lambert) added. âWas Joshua a Christianized unbeliever who never knew Christ? We do not know, but God does. Is he a Christian who has fallen into grievous sin, and is in need of restoration? We do not know, but God does.
I'm really not understanding the sympathetic attitudes towards this man, especially at this point in the game. Greiving, and a sadness for his wife and kids, his falling away, and his eternal spirit...sure, of course, but the poor, confused, Joshua our kind brother, sort of empathy that I pick up while reading articles seem to be dismissing the very serious nature of what's gone on here; His crime against God.
Keep in mind that this man didn't just simply fall away, or become embroiled in some sin which is causing him to backslide for a season, or whatever. Joshua Harris, Pastor Joshua Harris, who, being filled with the knowledge of God, and God's Word, fully renounced God, God's Word, and Christianity, as a whole, effectively telling the world that it is all a farce, and that he finally figured that out. He turned his back on God, and called God a liar, but before strolling away, he was sure to tell the world that the God of the Bible is a phoney; a fake; a giant hoax.
US Wrote: "Nice try Christopher but in Jimâs many years of posting one can deduce that facts are not essential to how he views things. It seems to a common ailment among most liberals."
Hey US, you reminded me of something that I should have added to that comment, and it also shows the contrast:
Should the same, exact, but reverse situations have happened under Bush, Reagan, or even right now, if whites were calling for murdering blacks, and whites were inciting the hatred, violence, murder, and had the equivalents of the Sharptons, Jacksons, Farrakhans, Black Panthers, and the hate rappers, of the world, etc., but also being given an unobstructed, unchallenged voice to spread their hate, and incite violence, I'd be all over whoever was in charge. Bush, Reagan, Trump, whoever, white, black, liberal or conservative...wouldn't make any difference to me, and therein lies the difference...selective blindness and agendas. Hipocrisy to the extreme.