Hate speech is never to be a part of a Christian's language!
John MacArthur wrote: .... Civil rights legislation now guards the legal principle of equal rights for all Americans, but no law can change the heart of someone who is filled with prejudice or bitterness.
Thankfully, however, much progress has been made. Racial relations in secular America are not what they were even fifty years ago. The American attitude has changed. White supremacy and all other expressions of purposeful, willful, or ideological racism are almost universally condemned.... .... As Christians committed to the authority of Scripture and the truth of the gospel, we have better answers than the world could ever give to the problems of racism, injustice, human cruelty, and every other societal evil. We have the cross of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit who grows and leads us in all love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23)....
excerpt from, "Is the Controversy over "Social Justice" Really Necessary?"
Kirk A. Bado wrote: .... As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions - Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother - the same position taken by Ronald Reagan. We have come very far in the last two years with 105 wonderful new..... â Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019... .... While not specifcially commenting on the Alabama law, Trump appears to come out against the lack of exceptions that have caused some conservatives, like televangelist Pat Robertson, criticize the measure as going "too far."...
excerpt from, "Donald Trump wants exceptions for rape, incest in abortion laws"
Donald Trump has been remarkably consistent with the above you points. I believe he has held that position since his election.
To be pro-life, the legislators of Alabama would have had to make provisions to pay for the medical and other expenses of mothers who have suffered from rape and incest. I haven't seen them or any other GOP legislators the other states, coming out to do this. I think some compassion is demanded in these particular circumstances!
Terminating Folau's contract will not make this issue go away.
The Religious Freedom Review found that while there was a vast amount of public interest around these issues it was in no way matched by the number of formal complaints, "which shows that discrimination on the basis of religion is a little-used ground of complaint, as is discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and related attributes by religious bodies".
This may be sport's first legal test case pitting religious freedoms against the freedom of sexual orientation.
--"Israel Folau's sacking from rugby union isn't the end. Sport must deal with conflicting human rights"
Galatians 3:22-29 But the Scripture imprisoned all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, confined for the faith which should afterwards be revealed. So that the law has become our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. For you are all children of God, through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you are Christâs, then you are Abrahamâs offspring and heirs according to promise.
As the apostle Paul was directed by God to tell us.
An interesting opinion piece by well-known opinion writer for the Jerusalem Post. It will be interesting to see if Pence survives for Trump second term?
Douglas Bloomfield wrote: .... Candidate Trump needed Pence to assure Evangelicals that he deserved their votes; that he would be true to their faith by opposing abortion, gays and immigrants while appointing the judges they want and protecting their guns. And Trump delivered for them.
So well, in fact, that Trump doesnât need Pence any more. Heâs got Evangelical leaders like Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell Jr., Ralph Reed, Tony Perkins and Pat Robertson singing hosannas to him....
https://tinyurl.com/y36jfqt7 (Washington Watch: Will Trump dump Pence?)
Chris G P wrote: I believe Australia may well do very badly in the coming Rugby World Cup. This man will be honoured by God, though he lose all his riches. It shows the wonderful product of the missionaries of 200 or so years ago, who at the cost of their lives and health often, went to the South Sea islands to preach the gospel, very often where there were even cannibalistic practices. Today those islands are solidly and evangelically Christian. Many rugby players come from these societies, and stand firm in the faith, and they will not compromise to suit the decadent desires of Western secularist liberals.
Yes, and if you read the article, you can see many of the people of these islands are not happy how this fellow was treated.
He could still state many of the same things and use a nom de plume on a website. The Rugby Authority should let him do that and reinstate him.
In any event, we can hope that he can surmount his difficulties in employment.
I'm amazed that such a law could be passed in a country that doesn't have a large population of Catholics?
Now the Wall Street Journal had an article that gave the background of what happened. See:
Chun Han Wong wrote: ...the referendum in November, voters expressed opposition to same-sex marriage by wide margins across several questions. The outcome pressured Ms. Tsaiâs government into watering down some provisions in the new law.
Gay-rights activists say the law falls short of full marriage equality, though they accept it as a temporary compromise. For instance, the law grants only limited adoption rights for same-sex couples, who can only jointly adopt children biologically parented by one of the spouses....
excerpt from, "Taiwan Approves Same-Sex Marriage in First for Asia"
Romans 1:18-21 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known of God is revealed in them, for God revealed it to them. For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity, that they may be without excuse. Because knowing God, they didnât glorify him as God, and didnât give thanks, but became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless heart was darkened.
Thought there has been excellent secular arguments against queer marriages this article appeared in 2004, it's too bad the Chinese lawmakers didn't pay attention to this, or American lawmakers for that matter
https:/tinyurl.com/6z3tod. (The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage)
We hope the present Taiwanese government rethink their position, or be tossed out at the next election.
Their article that Sermon Audio pick explains quite well what happened also, so read it. Why it happened is still something of a mystery.
Peter Zampa wrote: .... Reverend Randy Hollerith, Dean of the Washington National Cathedral, says the people carrying out attacks are trying to sow division and hatred.
"The most important thing we have to do is stand against hate. That we cannot succumb to the sort of hatred they're trying to produce through their violence," said Hollerith....
"We need to now change the conversation to where, yes, we're inviting, but we're also in the business of protecting those who worship here," said Brian Harrell, DHS Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Security.
Harrell says his department has guidelines for local places of worship, helping them to become so-called harder targets. Harrell says an important piece is identifying potential bad actors before they strike.
"Are we being mindful of these behavioral indicators? Do we have a security apparatus in place? And probably most importantly, do we have a relationship with local law enforcement?" said Harrell.
The Department of Homeland Security has resources on securing soft targets at DHS.gov.
excerpt from, "Church leaders look to improve safety as soft target attacks continue"
Sarah Boseley wrote: âWe are very concerned and the signs around the outbreak response are not good right now,â said Kate White, one of its emergency managers.
New cases should be picked up by routine surveillance and testing the contacts of people who fall ill. âBut what we see right now is that the majority of confirmed cases are coming through community deaths. Itâs a very worrying sign,â she said. âIt means communities are not aware or not active participants in the response. People die in their communities and they have the ability to transmit the virus to as many people as possible.â
Stephen Lemons wrote: .... These days, Anderson is all about bashing the Jews on YouTube, ...
The not-so-good pastor's current project Marching to Zion apparently will tackle similar themes and has him collaborating with conspiracy theory-loving filmmaker Paul Wittenberger, a favorite of moonhowler extraordinaire Alex Jones....
https://tinyurl.com/y6gwrcgs (Steven Anderson, ***** Tempe Pastor, Now in Anti-Semitism Business)
Apparently with Mr. Anderson, it isn't so, https://tinyurl.com/gmxgbsm (... Hidden Anti-Semitism in the Church)
I find many of the kiddie programs on PBS insipient. The article from the Baptist Press gives you a way to complain about the Arthur program in a effective manner, besides just calling up your local PBS station and complain about its suitability.
David Roach wrote: .... The day after the episode "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" aired, One Million Moms posted an online petition stating, "I am outraged that PBS Kids would use their children's network to promote same sex marriage. It is offensive to me and my family that the network would glorify the homosexual lifestyle. Until PBS Kids agrees to no longer air this episode ... or others with same sex couples, then conservative families including my own will have no choice but to discontinue watching PBS Kids Network."...
Besides for the Nature shows, I would almost suspect that the last friendly contact the Public Television has with Conservatives are the children shows but after this show, parents will have to keep an eye on public television kids' shows.
1 Timothy 1: 9Â as knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10Â for the sexually immoral, for homosexuals, for slave-traders, for liars, for perjurers, and for any other thing contrary to the sound doctrine,
NPR wrote: President Trump has pardoned conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to making illegal campaign contributions in other people's names.
On Twitter on Thursday, Trump said D'Souza was "treated very unfairly by our government."
The White House later issued an official statement saying D'Souza was, "in the president's opinion, a victim of selective prosecution" â an opinion that was roundly rejected by a federal judge when D'Souza was sentenced. The White House also noted that D'Souza "accepted responsibility for his actions" and completed community service.
D'Souza has been an outspoken supporter of President Trump.
This is the fifth pardon of Trump's presidency. He told reporters on Air Force One on Thursday that he is considering using his clemency power in other high-profile cases, as well....
excerpt from, "Trump Pardons Dinesh D'Souza, Who Pleaded Guilty To Campaign Finance Fraud"
My, my, Trump did keep his word on the above https://tinyurl.com/y4tutxlo (Trump Pardons His Friend Conrad Black, Who Wrote Glowing Trump Biography Last Year)
Very few things that Trump has done or is doing isn't to spite Obama, Timothy.