Thursday, August 27, 2015

Building an Islamic State in America, One Church at a Time

Churches fall, mosques rise.

Albert Mohler: Ashley Madison and the Death of Monogamy

August 27, 2015

Excerpt:
It is true that some names listed as account registrations on the business may be fake and some people will surely face false accusations, but when the information is authenticated, exposure will come. That was not what registrants were signing up for when they set up accounts at Ashley Madison.
Given the numbers involved, the exposures are likely to hit nearly every community, millions of families, countless churches, and just about every major corporation and institution in the nation.

Christians face the responsibility to respond to these exposures with the full power of the gospel and the full measure of conviction. This is going to require the courage of every affected congregation, underlining the New Testament’s clear instructions on how to deal with sin in the life of a believer. This moral emergency also calls for the full measure of Christian compassion and care for spouses, families, and friends who are suffering for the sin of others.

But in the larger secular culture, the big question is whether adultery really matters or not. Marriage and monogamy have been subverted from an array of cultural forces. Moral revolutionaries declared war on monogamy, declaring it to be unrealistic, patriarchal, repressive, and antiquated. Popular culture and entertainment glorified virtually any experiment in sexual gratification and often portrayed adultery as the victory of personal autonomy and freedom. States dropped adultery from the law books, stating that “morals legislation” was doomed. Evolutionary anthropologists explained adultery as a natural and expected phenomenon.

The mainstream media seems to know that the Ashley Madison hacking story is big news, but the main concern seems to be more about embarrassment than shamefulness. the rest

Aborting Babies With Down Syndrome: “Loving Kids Like That is a Waste”

Sarah Terzo  
Aug 25, 2014

Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — By now, most pro-lifers have heard the cruel and elitist comments made by Richard Dawkins about aborting Down syndrome babies. Dawkins claims that the “ethical” choice is to abort all babies with Down syndrome, even though these children often lead happy lives and enrich their families and society.

An NBC article by Kimbery Hayes Taylor describes the results of 3 studies conducted by Boston Children’s Hospital. In the first study, out of 2,044 parents or guardians surveyed, 79% reported their outlook on life was “more positive” because of their child with Down syndrome.

A second study found that among siblings of children with Down syndrome, 97% expressed feelings of pride for their brother or sister and 88% were convinced that they were better people because of their sibling. This study polled siblings over the age of 12... the rest
I have an image of how I want to interact with my child, and that’s not the kind of interaction I want, not the kind I could maintain. (133)
I’m sorry to say I couldn’t think about raising a child with Down’s. I’m something of a perfectionist. I want the best for my child. I’ve worked hard, I went to Cornell University, I’d want that for my child. I’d want to teach him things he couldn’t absorb. I’m sorry I can’t be more accepting, but I’m clear I wouldn’t want to continue the pregnancy.( 133 – 134)
The bottom line is when my neighbor said to me: “Having a “tard,” that’s a bummer for life.” (91)
(This article brought to mind a fictional novel I read long ago called "The Clowns of God"  by Morris West. There is a part where Jesus returns to earth-although some believe it's Him and some don't. At one point, Jesus is at a school or home for children with Down Syndrome and picks up a little child and says:

“I know what you are thinking - you need a sign. What better one could I give than to make this little one whole and new? I could do it, but I will not. I am the Lord and not a conjurer. I gave this mite a gift I denied to all of you - eternal innocence. To you, he looks imperfect but to me he is flawless like the bud that dies unopened or the fledgling that falls from the nest to be devoured by the ants. He will never offend me, as all of you have done. He will never pervert or destroy the work of my Father's hands. He is necessary to you. He will evoke the kindness that will keep you human. His infirmity will prompt you to gratitude for your own good fortune. More! He will remind you every day that I am who I am, that my ways are not yours, and that the smallest dust mite, while in darkest space, does not fall out of my hand. I have chosen you. You have not chosen me. This little one is my sign to you. Treasure him!”   quote

The Futility of Enhancing Your Kids  ...But what about going beyond lessons and gadgets and actively giving children a genetic advantage with germ-line genetic enhancements. Sounds fantastic doesn't it? Having the smartest, fastest and best-looking children on the block.

Logically, this is about as far as most people get before they say, "Sign me and my kids up!" But ask yourself what enhancing our children really means. It means being trapped forever in a dangerous biological game of "Keeping up with the Jones."...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Moscow meeting for Bp. Foley Beach

26 Aug 2015
By George Conger

The primate of the Anglican Church in North America has travelled to Russia to meet with leaders of the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church. On 25 Aug 2015 the Most Rev. Foley Beach, accompanied by Bishops Ray Sutton, Keith Ackerman and Kevin Allen, met with Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate (pictured), to discuss the future of Anglican - Orthodox relations. According to a press release from the DECR, the church leaders discussed a wide range of subjects including the recent innovations in moral teaching on human sexuality. The question of women clergy was also raised during the meeting, with Metropolitan Hilarion telling the ANCA that Moscow believed the consecration of women as bishops had impaired relations between the Orthodox and the Church of England. Discussion of closer academic cooperation between Anglicans and the Orthodox were also raised. According to the DECR, the Anglican leaders reaffirmed the ACNA’s commitment to the traditional formularies of the Anglican Church. Archpriest Chad Hatfield, Chancellor of St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York, who had accompanied the ACNA delegation from the US, reported on the newly established links between Nashotah House and Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Postgraduate Studies.

Anglican Ink

'Fanatical Killing of Children' in Syrian Civil War; PP contributions to Senators who voted against defunding...more

Pro-Life? There’s An App For That ...Obviously, these apps are targeted at women who have already decided to keep their babies—who are generally happy that babies have set up shop in their bodies. If a blastocyst, embryo, or fetus is wanted, then it is a baby—a new little person who should be nurtured with the utmost care as he snuggles into his new home in his mother’s safe, cozy uterus.

If said blastocyst, embryo, or fetus is not wanted, well… That’s a different story...

Out-of-Wedlock Births Declining Among Millennials  ...Up until now, the majority of babies born to millennials have been outside of wedlock. But that is changing. As the generation is aging and now entering the late 20s and 30s, more college-educated women are starting to have children, and childbearing is shifting from unmarried to married mothers.
 
Year to year, the rate of marital childbearing is also growing. The percentage of babies born to married millennial women will increase from 49 percent in 2010 to 63 percent in 2017 and to about 77 percent by 2025, according to Demographic Intelligence projections.
 
“Older and better-educated, millennial women are moving toward family formation, and these women expect to enter parenthood after marriage,” said Sam Sturgeon, president of Demographic Intelligence. “That’s partly because they realize their expectations for a more egalitarian parenting arrangement are more likely to be realized if they marry before having children.”...

8th Planned Parenthood Video: 'They're a Volume Institution'
...“What about intact specimens?” asks one of the actors. “Oh yeah, I mean if you have intact cases, which we’ve done a lot, we sometimes ship those back to our lab in its entirety,” replies Dyer. “Case” is the clinical term for an abortion procedure. An “intact case” refers to an intact abortion with a whole fetus. “The entire case?” asks an actor. “Yeah, yeah,” says Dyer. “The procurement for us, I mean it can go really sideways, depending on the facility, and then our samples are destroyed,” she explains past botched fetal dissections, “so we started bringing them back even to manage it from a procurement expert standpoint.”...

Planned Parenthood Gave Campaign Contribution to Senators Who Voted Against Defunding ...“Detailed research proves that the abortion lobby pads the pockets of lawmakers. In turn, these lawmakers are willing to stand on the Senate floor, blatantly spewing out the very same lies Planned Parenthood tells the public – all to prevent an abusive organization from being defunded,” LiveAction notes. “According to publicly available federal campaign donation records, every single Senator who voted not to defund Planned Parenthood, except one, has been awarded money from the abortion giant.”...

'Fanatical Killing of Children' in Syrian Civil War Is a 'Cruel Tragedy Without End,'  ...
Major Syrian government bombings on areas east of Damascus have killed at least 247 people in the last 10 days, including 50 children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said. The airstrikes are part of an effort to push back rebel groups trying to bring down the administration of President Bashar al-Assad, in a civil war that has raged since 2011...

NYT: The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating allegations that military officials have skewed intelligence assessments  ...about the United States-led campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State to provide a more optimistic account of progress, according to several officials familiar with the inquiry.

The investigation began after at least one civilian Defense Intelligence Agency analyst told the authorities that he had evidence that officials at United States Central Command — the military headquarters overseeing the American bombing campaign and other efforts against the Islamic State — were improperly reworking the conclusions of intelligence assessments prepared for policy makers, including President Obama, the government officials said....
 
The Flaw In The Iran Deal That Even A Child Can See Obama’s idea is that a cowed and bowed America will induce good behavior from its enemies.

Stop bellyaching about Washington. All the country’s best fascists are on your local city council...

Duke Students Protest Assignment of Novel They Say Violates Their Christian Beliefs ...The novel tells Blechdel’s story of growing up, discovering she is a lesbian, and discovering that her father, who commits suicide, was gay; content which the students claim violates their Christian beliefs.

Duke Freshman Brian Grasso commented, “I feel as if I would have to compromise my personal Christian moral beliefs to read it.“ Grasso cited the novel’s “graphic visual depictions of sexuality” as one of the reasons why he felt morally compelled to take a stand...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Planned Parenthood: Laughing About Whole Baby Heads....Rampant Disease and infection at clinics

Planned Parenthood Business Partner Caught on Tape Laughing About Whole Baby Heads ...StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer is caught on tape making jokes about delivering whole baby heads in the mail and laughing about the unsanitary conditions of some clinics she buys baby-parts from.

Dyer said to undercover actors that when her company sends out entire heads of aborted babies, “They’ll open the box, go, ‘Oh God!’ So yeah, so many of the academic labs cannot fly like that, they’re not capable.”...

New Video: Planned Parenthood Sells “a Lot” of Aborted Babies, Buyer Wants “50 Livers a Week” ...Feticidal chemicals like digoxin cannot be used to kill the fetus in a tissue procurement case, so a fetus delivered intact for organ harvesting is likely to be a born-alive infant.

“What would make your lab happy?” asks one of the actors. “Another 50 livers a week,” says Dyer. “We’re working with almost like triple digit number clinics,” Dyer explains, “and we still need more.” She later notes, “Planned Parenthood has volume, because they are a volume institution.”...

Detroit-area Satanists doused with milk at Planned Parenthood protest ...The men dressed as priests, one holding a Crucifix, and dumped gallons of milk on women knelt on the sidewalk in front of Ferndale's Planned Parenthood clinic Saturday.

The women held rope as if to symbolize their hands being bound and grimaced while the white liquid soaked their cloths and the brick beneath. One woman held a sign that read: "America is not a theocracy. End forced motherhood."...

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Catholic Monastery destroyed by ISIS; Planned Parenthood protests...more

Catholic monastery in Syria 'destroyed by Isil bulldozers'  Isil have been concentrating their forces on central Syria since taking the historic city of Palmyra in May. Since then, they have been able to establish an almost unbroken chain of control across central Syria from the Iraqi border in the east to the Lebanese border in the west, cutting the country in two.

The Assad regime still appears to have working control of the north-south highway through Homs province, as well as the major central Syrian cities, but otherwise is crumbling.

Isil took Al-Qaryatain and the monastery on August 5, kidnapping an estimated 230 people, including Christians. Some of the older captives have been released, but at least 100 people have been taken as hostages to the de facto Isil capital of Raqqa further to the north...

Thousands protest outside Planned Parenthood clinics around the country
Thousands of antiabortion activists descended upon Planned Parenthood clinics on Saturday to participate in a nationwide protest aimed at cutting off federal funding for the controversial health-care organization.

The demonstrations unfolded at about 320 clinics around the nation, according to organizers, with some gatherings drawing a few dozen protesters and others drawing hundreds and perhaps thousands more.

The protests kicked off at 9 a.m. Saturday and included speakers, prayer groups and chants, as well as signs distributed by organizers that said “Planned Parenthood sells baby parts.”...

Planned Parenthood Blasts Music That 'Sounds Like It Came From Hell' at Peaceful Protesters    ...While standing within the sound of priests and monks praying the rosary in calming rhythm, another sound came out of the abortion mill in front of us, this one hellish. Planned Parenthood piped discordant, eerie horror music out of speakers hidden somewhere on the building (leading me to surmise they had them installed when the place was built for just an occasion like this!).

This is their idea of a sick joke.

We know they are delivering live, whole babies (who are kicking!) and cutting their faces off to extract brains — and they know WE know it. So what do they do? They broadcast their depravity in surround sound. Horror-movie madness is what this is. When will thinking people stand up and see the horror show Planned Parenthood really is? They know they’re killing babies. You know they’re killing babies. The difference is they think it’s funny.

America, you need to get off your couches and stop this revolting corporation from profiting off the blood of our children right now. Get a grip and get in the fight...

Explosion reported at US military facility in Japan
An explosion has been reported at the U.S. military facility in Sagamihara, Japan, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, citing the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation.

Sagamihara is a city in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa, which borders Tokyo.

"We're aware of the report, but we don't have confirmation that the explosion occurred on the base," said Pentagon spokesman U.S. Navy Commander Bill Urban, according to Reuters...

Inspector Gotcha: New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has zealously used his office to pursue cases favored by left-wing activists.     After years of Wall Street–friendly Democrats and Republicans with crossover appeal, of Chuck Schumers and Michael Bloombergs and Hillary Clintons and George Patakis, New Yorkers were finally ready for a candidate from the authentic Left. The election victor, who’d worked closely with the Working Families Party and financed his run with nearly $1 million from unions, was a true movement progressive, at home in the sorts of gatherings where “Joe Hill” might be sung and people know who Emma Goldman was. Writing in—where else?—The Nation, the victor had earlier called for a resurgent Left to get beyond a mere “checklist” politics of demands and issues to a more “transformational” sort of politics, which, while promising to “make our lives better,” would also require that we “root out the assumptions about politics or economics or human nature that prevent us” from doing that. Of finding common ground and reaching across aisles, enough had been heard already: the real challenge was to “slow down the bone-crushing machinery of the contemporary conservative movement.”

These might sound like pages from the 2013 ascension of leftist New York City mayor Bill de Blasio. But, in fact, the script played out three years earlier, when New York’s progressives scored a breakthrough by electing as the state’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman, who had no prosecutorial experience but, as Ben Smith noted in a Politico profile the next year, had “spent his career building an ideological infrastructure for the left.” After edging out Nassau district attorney Kathleen Rice by 34 to 32 percent in a five-candidate primary, the Upper West Side state senator went on to win by 11 points in November against Republican candidate Dan Donovan. Last year, he won reelection against GOP challenger John Cahill, this time by a 13-point margin.

Hollande 'to give France's highest award to train heroes on Monday'  French President Francois Hollande will present three young Americans and a British man with the country's top Legion d'Honneur medal at a ceremony on Monday in recognition of their bravery after they overpowered a gunman on a packed Thalys train, an Elysee source said.

A French citizen who also tackled the suspected jihadist but who wishes to remain anonymous will receive the honour at a later date, as will a Franco-American passenger who was hit by a bullet and is recovering in hospital, the source told AFP...