Dennis Prager wrote: .... When added to Americans' aversion to discrimination, to the elevation of compassion to perhaps the highest national value, and to the equating of opposition to same-sex marriage with opposition to interracial marriage, it is no wonder that many Americans have been persuaded that opposition to same-sex marriage is hateful, backwardw and the moral equivalent of racism....
...it is necessary to respond to the charge that opposition to same-sex marriage is morally equivalent to opposition to interracial marriage and, therefore, the moral equivalent of racism.
.... First, this charge is predicated on the profoundly false premise that race and sex (or "gender" as it is now referred to) are analogous.
They are not.
While there are no differences between black and white human beings, there are enormous differences between male and female human beings. That is why sports events, clothing, public rest rooms, and (often) schools are routinely divided by sex. But black sporting events and white sporting events, black rest rooms and white rest rooms, black schools and white schools, or black clothing stores and white clothing stores would be considered immoral.
As a woman she is not fit to be a pastor for that reason no matter if she was sexually pure, https://tinyurl.com/j9vs9jw (Women Preachers)
As a practicing homosexual she should be kicked out of the church even she was just a member‚Ěó One can't be a practicing homosexual and still be a member of a valid Christian Church
1st Corinthians 6:9¬†Or don‚Äôt you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God‚Äôs Kingdom? Don‚Äôt be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, 10¬†nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortionists, will inherit God‚Äôs Kingdom. 11¬†Some of you were such, but you were washed. But you were sanctified. But you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in the Spirit of our God.---WEB
https://tinyurl.com/y353lxh8 (School apologizes for "mindfulness" yoga after complaints)
I ran across the above article when looking at a republished one in the Atlantic. The Atlantic one well pointing out the religious aspects of yoga I really don't think with sufficiently hostile to the idea.
Alia Wong wrote: ...In 2016, an elementary school in Cobb County, Georgia, became the subject of heated controversy after introducing a yoga program. Parents‚Äô objections to the yoga classes‚ÄĒon the grounds that they promoted a non-Christian belief system‚ÄĒwere vociferous enough to compel the district to significantly curtail the program, removing the ‚Äúnamaste‚ÄĚ greeting and the coloring-book exercises involving mandalas. A few years before that, a group of parents sued a San Diego County school district on the grounds that its yoga program promoted Eastern religions and disadvantaged children who opted out....
South China Morning Post wrote: .... Some pro-Beijing scholars admit it is not that Beijing does not know the popular will of the pro-democracy movement, but rather that it has neither the will nor the intention to act upon their demands.
‚ÄúTake the calls for universal suffrage as an example,‚ÄĚ said Lau, the former Hong Kong government adviser. ‚ÄúIn Beijing‚Äôs eyes, there are still anti-communist and anti-China forces in Hong Kong, who are hoping to seize power to rule Hong Kong via general election. How can it respond to such calls?‚ÄĚ...
excerpt from, "Blindsided: Why does Beijing keep getting Hong Kong wrong?"
I also thought that the article from the WSJ was good, especially since I had a chance to read it all.
Bill Birtles wrote: .... On the global internet beyond China's censorship, a fierce information war has erupted between pro and anti-China groups, with short, highly edited clips from both sides the main tool of combat. .... Foreign interference is also a central theme of Beijing's efforts to frame the protest movement, claiming "black hands" of the CIA are stirring up the unrest.
Foreign media raises suspicions too.
Within minutes of starting interviews at the Shenzhen Bay foreshore to gauge local sentiment towards Hong Kong, a young visiting couple from Beijing declined to speak with the ABC, claiming we're out to "smear China".
They then promptly went to two patrolling members of the military police to report us, and walked away.
The pair of camouflage-clad officers filmed and followed us until we left.
excerpts from, "China's greatest weapon against Hong Kong's protests may be nationalist rage ‚ÄĒ and Jackie Chan"
Jackie Chan didn't leave! Well, at least China anyway. He was on Chinese television supporting China.
Timothy, it is amusing to know that there is a big petition to rename the street that Trump Tower New York City is on after Obama‚ĚóūüĎć considering the economic recovery started under Obama your premise is false
Herbal mama, if you want to save babies you support Medicaid. The actions that Trump may make, one doesn't know if it saves any?
Got Questions? wrote: .... The Bible does not advise us to seek to establish a physical Christian kingdom. God had such a plan for Israel when they took control of the Promised Land, but, in the New Testament era, He has never called His people to establish a political kingdom ruled by His laws, commands, and statutes. Jesus said plainly that His kingdom is not of this world and, unlike the followers of worldly political leaders, His followers do not use force to establish the kingdom (John 18:36)....
excerpt from," Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?"
Before I was cut off in my first message oh, I want to say the economy will determine if Trump is re-elected.
Isn't it interesting, Timothy, that this article disagrees with you‚Ěó
https://tinyurl.com/yju7mpb (Universal health care tends to cut the abortion rate)
https://tinyurl.com/y228feo8 ("What is dominion theology / theonomy / Christian reconstructionism?")
Much as a moderators of SA probably think that I always going out of my way in trying to find ways to irritate them, they might find it hard to believe I usually go out of my way not to.
I consider the above side an excellent one except that it happens to be Dispensational rather than Covenantal, which I always supposed that SA leans towards. So I do not quote from it that much. But still, state churches by their very nature are Dominionist and unfortunately, England always had a state Church.ūüĎé this article questions from an excellent source still smacks of the idea of Dominionism‚Ěó
Jerusalem Post staff wrote: Interior Minister Arye Deri, "Apparently her hate for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother." "Apparently her hate for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother," said Interior Minister Arye Deri on twitter on Friday evening after learning the US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has decided to cancel her trip.
I approved her request as a gesture of goodwill on a humanitarian basis, but it was just a provocative request, aimed at bashing the State of Israel. Apparently her hate for Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother.@realDonaldTrump @RashidaTlaib ‚ÄĒ ◊ź◊®◊ô◊Ē ◊ě◊õ◊ú◊ē◊£ ◊ď◊®◊Ę◊ô (@ariyederi) August 16, 2019 ....
excerpt from,"Rashida Tlaib decides not to visit grandmother after Israeli decision"
By the way this article still exists‚Ěó https://tinyurl.com/y5guhfeo. (The Two Faces of Islam . . . Still Smiling) ūüĎć
I don't know if anyone has measured how effective Trump's actions on limiting abortions are. However, one thing is very measurable and that is the economy
Zoe Daniel and Emily Olson wrote: "It's the economy, stupid."
US President Donald Trump's volatile leadership can be mystifying, but for those who support him, much of his appeal rests on his business boss persona.
When they voted for him, they were looking for a chief executive who would deliver prosperity, especially to inland America.
His record is imperfect in that election promises made to towns reliant on manufacturing haven't necessarily come to pass. But overall, unemployment is close to a 50-year low and the economy has grown strongly over the last five years....
excerpt from, "Donald Trump's 2020 election chances could fall if the US economy slides into recession"
Now the above article was done by Australians for the Australian market oh, but a similar opinion has been reached by American news services.
https://tinyurl.com/yxczpl58 ('Breaking point': Swing voters weigh Trump rhetoric against economy)
So if one supports Trump for his stance on abortion or for his support for Israel, it will be the economy that determines if he is
ABC news radio online wrote: Trump tweeted, "It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!"
excerpt from, "Reps. Omar and Tlaib will not be allowed to enter Israel"
Unfortunately, they probably will have an easy time to be re-elected, since both apparently come from areas with high Muslim populations? See the article for more details
Herbal Mama wrote: Jim, the solution is for the government to get out of the health industry/personal business, such as having a baby!
I have to respectively disagree with you ‚Ěó
Sarah McCammon wrote: .... Of the 4.3 million births in the United States each year, more than 2 million are covered by Medicaid ‚ÄĒ nearly half. The program covers not only delivery, but also prenatal and some postpartum visits, as well as infant care.
For the Hannah Center in Indiana, at least 90 percent of clients receive Medicaid. Directors of several similar organizations interviewed by NPR indicated that most of their clients also do. An NPR review also found at least two dozen such centers advertising online that they offer Medicaid referrals or enrollment assistance....
excerpt from, "How Crisis Pregnancy Center Clients Rely On Medicaid"
Unfortunately, Mike, sometimes pregnancy cost as much as a disease or more ‚ĚóūüĎé
No. What causes a lot of anxieties for having a child as a cost of it. Except perhaps for Virginia one should expect to have more stress and having a birth below the old Southern Mason-Dixon line
Adam McCain wrote: .... One of the biggest expenses to keep in mind is medical bills. According to The Economist, the average conventional delivery in the U.S. costs over $10,000, more expensive than the birth of Britain‚Äôs latest royal baby. Whether or not you have insurance naturally plays a big role as well.... ....But there‚Äôs more to think about than just cost. Some states provide better quality health care service and better environments in which to care for children....
excerpt from, "2019‚Äôs Best & Worst States to Have a Baby"
Being in a Bible Belt , GOP state doesn't really help an expectant mother.
In case you have forgotten it should be noted this is not a cure for autism no matter how it came about ‚ĚóūüĎé
Tim Stelloh and Brandy Zadrozny wrote: Federal regulators issued a warning Monday urging people not to drink a chlorine dioxide solution that is often promoted online as a remedy for autism, HIV/AIDS, cancer and other conditions.
The products ‚ÄĒ known as Miracle Mineral Solution, MMS and Chlorine Dioxide Protocol among other monikers ‚ÄĒ have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and can have life-threatening side effects, the department said in a news release....
excerpt from, "Drinking bleach will not cure cancer or autism, FDA warns"