Archive for May, 2008

Will the Boy Scouts Be Forcibly Evicted by Philadelphia?

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

boy_scout_with_oath.jpgSurely the homosexual (and atheist) lobby’s vindictive, selfish and shameless campaign against the Boy Scouts of America is one of the cruelest ever orchestrated by the Left. They could care less about this wonderful organization for boys, which they are helping to destroy and bankrupt through endless legal harassment.

Do you still have a problem saying that organized homosexuality is a force for evil in our society? Thank God that the Philadelphia Scouts’ Cradle of Liberty Council, which initially sought a politically correct accommodation with the city, is now fighting back. To sign up for Family Research Council’s terrific “Washington Update” and other e-mail publications, click HERE. — Peter LaBarbera

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.

Scout Law

A Scout is: Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient,Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent

Philly Rocks the Cradle of Liberty

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council, “Washington Update,” May 28, 2008

Eight days shy of the eviction deadline imposed by the city of Philadelphia, the Cradle of Liberty Boy Scout Council is striking back. On Friday, Scout officials filed suit in federal court to end a longstanding struggle with the city over a building that the council built and has occupied since 1928 for $1 a year. In a public war over the Scouts’ membership policy which bars homosexuals from joining, Philadelphia’s leaders have threatened to pull the rug out from under the Cradle’s headquarters. City officials say their demands are entirely justifiable under a 26-year-old city ordinance that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Coach Daubenmire: Sheep without Shepherds

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

coach_dave_daubenmire_2.GIFFolks, I think the world of Coach Dave Daubenmire, who is sounding the clarion call for American pastors to get out of the stands and become powerful players in the “Culture War.” We need God-fearing men of God to be engaged in this titanic struggle for the soul of our nation. Also, have you noticed what issue never seems to surface in the presidential campaign and the media coverage of it? Yep, America’s deep moral crisis. I suppose we should expect practicing homosexuals to defend perversion and gender confusion, and (most) politicians and corporate execs to act like cowards by appeasing vocal “gay” activists and their secular media allies. But is it asking too much of our pastors — I’m talking the Bible-believing ones, not the spiritual quislings — to boldly speak the Truth to our decadent culture that denies God by advancing hedonistic “lifestyles” and ungodly, counterfeit legal “rights” that will assuredly be used to persecute … the Church? — Peter LaBarbera

Sheep Without Shepherds
By Dave Daubenmire, Pass the Salt Ministries

“…and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)

There is no law in America any more. Now, don’t take that the wrong way. There are plenty of LAWS in America, but there is no law.

Lex Rex is an old legal term which translated from the Latin means simply “the Law is King.” It is the premise upon which all natural law and our American Constitutional Republic was formed. No one is above the law and natural laws cannot be altered.

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Yawn …. Networks Quickly Drop Blockbuster California Marriage Story

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

brianfitzpatrick.jpgby Brian Fitzpatrick, Senior Editor, Culture and Media Institute

The following article first appeared in the May 20, 2008 edition of “Culture Links,” the e-mail newsletter of the Culture and Media Institute. You can sign up for Culture Links on CMI’s informative website:

The Supreme Court of the nation’s largest state redefined the most important relationship in human society, marriage, and the networks lost interest in the story in one weekend.

On Thursday, California’s top court issued its decree ordering California to allow same-sex couples to “marry.” The networks carried the story on their Thursday evening broadcasts, but by Sunday, only one of the Big Three networks’ weekly public affairs shows bothered to discuss it. ABC’s This Week devoted a paltry two minutes to this monumentally important topic.

The liberal media treated the story one-dimensionally, as an historic victory for civil rights and the inevitable wave of the future, with a brief quote or two from opponents as a sop to balance. This isn’t surprising, given the media’s commitment to the homosexual agenda.

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Are the Media Promoting Atheism?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

CMI Report “Apostles of Atheism” documents how media spread ‘Gospel of Godlessness ‘ in 2007

apostles-of-atheism_cmi.jpgThe following is the Executive Summary of the Culture and Media Institute’s (CMI) special report, “Apostles of Atheism: How the broadcast and print media helped spread the Gospel of Godlessness in 2007,” by Kristen Fyfe. Click HERE for the full report in HTML, and you can view the PDF Version HERE.

[Related AFTAH articles: “Chuck Norris on the Marketing of Atheism to Young People”; “Homosexuality and Atheism.”]

CMI’s Fyfe writes (emphasis added):

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By Kristen Fyfe, Culture & Media Institute

Only eight percent of Americans are atheists, according to the National Cultural Values Survey,* yet atheism was the “it” religion in 2007, with just three best-selling books generating much of the media coverage. Christianity Today put the topic at No. 2 in its Top 10 list of religion stories for last year. “The Roar of Atheist Books” was the seventh biggest religion story of 2007 according to Time magazine.

Media indifference and even hostility toward religion in general and Christianity in particular has been well documented by the Media Research Center for years. With the ascendancy of atheism as a “religion” story, the Media Research Center’s Culture and Media Institute wondered whether the media gave atheism the same degree of scrutiny as Christianity and other religious faiths? To assess the news media’s coverage of atheism in 2007, CMI examined the morning, evening, late night and weekend news programs on all three broadcast networks, all issues of the three leading weekly news magazines (Newsweek, Time and U.S. News and World Report), and four programs aired on taxpayer-funded National Public Radio (Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, All Things Considered and Talk of the Nation).

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California Group’s Plan to ‘Block Homosexual ‘Marriages”

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

randy_thomasson_ccf.jpgFrom our friend Randy Thomasson of the Campaign for Children and Families and their SaveCalifornia.com website:

California Homosexual “Marriage” Alert: What to Do Right Now

Campaign for Children and Families, Updated May 26, 2008

People are outraged that the California State Supreme Court has ruled to destroy the institution of marriage and to trample the people’s previous vote on marriage. [In 2000, California citizens voted by 61 percent for a statewide ballot law to preserve the age-old definition in the state as between one man and one woman.–Ed.] They’re asking what they can do.

Campaign for Children and Families (CCF) has a battle plan, and you need to be part of it. This is your generation’s war for marriage, children and the very foundation of society. Please scroll down for specific instructions and the four ACTION STEPS:

  1. Write Chief Justice Ron George
  2. Call and email Governor Schwarzenegger
  3. Call Dr. Mark Horton of the Office of Vital Records
  4. IMPORTANT: Call your county clerk in California

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Honoring Our Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

Monday, May 26th, 2008

army_spc_jeffrey_nichols.JPGFor all its flaws, America is still the most noble super-power on the planet — using its power, for the most part, not for empire or greed, as the Left asserts, but to defend freedom. Today we honor our recent fallen, including Army Spc. Jeffrey Nichols, of Granite Shoals, Texas, who was killed in Baghdad, Iraq, May 1 when his vehicle was hit by a makeshift roadside bomb.

The Western Left is wrong and cruel to assert that Nichols and thousands like him died in vain — even as they agitate to effect an abrupt pullout of American power from Iraq which, like it did in Vietnam, could lead to mass slaughter and despotism. Take some moments to view the stories of our recent fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan, and say a prayer for their families. Americans and the people of Iraq, Afghanistan and countless foreign lands across the globe owe our fallen fighting men and women a debt of gratitude for paying the ultimate price in defense of the liberties that we take for granted every day. — Peter LaBarbera

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Prof. Rob Gagnon Offers ‘Love, the Bible and Homosexual Practice’ DVD Series

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

bible_and_homosexual_practice_gagnon.jpgFrom the website of Rob Gagnon, Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and probably the world’s foremost authority on the Bible and homosexuality. I have heard Prof. Gagnon present on several of these topics and suffice it to say that it is no mystery why “gay” revisionist theologians are loathe to debate him. I highly recommend that you order and study this important resource. (You can also order his book, The Bible and Homosexual Practice, on Amazon HERE.) I also commend Gagnon’s work to those homosexual activists who claim to be in pursuit of truth, and those who want to truly understand the heart of God on this vexing issue.–Peter LaBarbera.

“Love, the Bible, and Homosexual Practice”: A 4-Hour 3-DVD Presentation by Robert Gagnon (2008)

… with excellent high-definition picture and sound, along with slides; taped professionally at Grace Chapel in Franklin, Tenn. on Apr. 12, 2008 for Mastering Life Ministries (see online sites at www.MasteringLife.org and www.purepassion.us/Home.asp), along with an hour-long CD. $35 plus $7 shipping and handling. To order click HERE or go to http://www.purepassion.us/OnlineStore.asp.

DVD 1: What’s at Stake & What Are the Closest Analogies (83 min.)

Treats why we disagree in the church about homosexual practice; what’s at stake in this debate; why the oft-cited, alleged analogies to Gentile inclusion, slavery, women in ministry, and divorce and remarriage are not in fact good analogies to the Bible’s prohibition of homosexual practice; what the main problem with homosexual practice is; why adult-committed incest and polyamory are the closest analogies; and responses to audience questions.

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Federal Courts Not Competent to Run the Military

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Center for Military Readiness News Release

elaine_donnelly.jpgFor Immediate Release May 23, 2008

Contact: CMR President, Elaine Donnelly 734/464-9430
CMR Executive Director, Tommy Sears 202/347-5333

The Center for Military Readiness (CMR) predicts that if the Department of Justice directly appeals a May 21 decision issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which reinstated a lower court lawsuit challenging the law regarding gays in the military, the Supreme Court will overturn the ruling.

CMR President Elaine Donnelly described the decision of the Ninth Circuit—the most-frequently overruled U.S. Court of Appeals in the country—as another egregious example of “extreme judicial activism.” She added, “Once again, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has proven that federal judges are not competent to run the military.”

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