Saturday, December 30, 2006

Please pray for Dr. Kennedy

D. James Kennedy suffers major heart attack
D. James Kennedy, author, theologian, biblical scholar, pastor of the 10,000-member "Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church" in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and founder of the highly influential Coral Ridge Ministries, suffered a major heart attack last night and is in grave condition, ministry officials tell WND.

Dr. Kennedy has been my favorite nationally broadcast preacher since I re-dedicated my life to Christ. He is an intelligent, rational, well-educated man who preaches the Gospel like no other I've seen. Very thoughtful and sincere. In his broadcasts, he opened up the Word of God to me as well as the strong Christian history and heritage of America. I hope and pray that the Lord will comfort and heal him at this time.

UPDATE: From the Coral Ridge website:
Update on Dr. Kennedy's Health -- Saturday, December 30 at 9 PM EST

Dr. Kennedy continues to improve. He was taken off the ventilator as of 3:30 pm on Saturday, December 30, and was able to talk and interact with others. We are very encouraged at this improvement in his condition and request continued prayers on his behalf.

Praise God for that! And continue to pray.

Friday, December 29, 2006

CNN posts disgusting "memorial" pic of Saddam

Click the following pic to see a screenshot of's front page just moments after Saddam was executed.

Sickos! Grr!

[H/T: "GenYConservative" on CU.]

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas to all

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

"Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.


Saturday, December 23, 2006

Coincidence or design?

The Democrat led 110th Congress will be sworn into office on January 3, 2007.

The next full moon will happen on... January 3, 2007.

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Friday, December 22, 2006

Christmas thoughts

My family has been discussing certain things about Christmas via email lately. I finally got involved in the discussion today. Here's what I wrote:
I think that people who find a Santa hat offensive should have their heads examined. I mean, I don't agree with all of the lengths to which people stretch the word "tolerance," but come on. It's a ***Santa hat.*** If some people of any religious beliefs are going to have fits over that, there is something seriously wrong in the world. If we're going to toss every little thing that anyone finds offensive, well, then we all might as well be living in our own individual sterile cells with no interaction with any other person. Good grief!

Not sure what the Wiccan symbol and Muslim garb examples have to do with Christmas, so I don't know how to address that point. As far as those things at any other time, I personally wouldn't have a problem with it because I, too, have (or should have - one wonders sometimes with some of the stories that have come out lately) the same freedom to wear whatever symbols or clothes I want to wear.

See, that's the thing. These days, far too many people of all walks of life think simply the sight of something is tantamount to it being forced on them. What nonsense! People in this country don't know and probably will never know what it is truly like to have something they don't agree with forced upon them. Heck, even I don't know what that's like, but I've read stories about people who have lived through things like that, so I've at least got some idea.

Remember that old Schoolhouse Rock song about America being a melting pot? "Lovely Lady Liberty / With her book of recipes / And the finest one she's got / Is the Great American Melting Pot." Whatever happened to that belief? I hardly ever see any evidence of it anymore. America today is becoming more and more like a sterilization pot. Anything almost anyone finds offensive is quickly and harshly sanitized from society. It's ridiculous!

I can respect people's differences and I hope they can respect mine. That's all I ask for. That's all anyone should ask for in this great and free country lest it become not so great and not so free in a hurry.

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9 months of gestation in 20 seconds

So what's growing in there for nine months? Oh, of course! It's a baby!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

MIT prof. says embryonic stem cells not ready to help patients

Via LifeNews: MIT Prof: Embryonic Stem Cell Research Nowhere Close to Helping Patients

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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

2,996 redux

It's been a few months, but I'm still getting feedback from my post about 9/11 victim Mark Bavis. I'm truly touched and humbled that my remembrance of him is approved of and appreciated.

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Vote for the 2006 NARN Loon of the Year

Fraters Libertas currently has a poll for their end of year Loon of the Year. Look on the left under the loon. (Now there's a sentence I never would've imagined ever using.) MS-NBC überloon Keith Slobbermann is currently - and well-deservedly - in the lead.

My first Wikipedia article

Submitted for your approval: Brad Stine.

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Abortion worker offended by nativity scene, so he steals it

Nativity Scene Stolen by Abortion Clinic Worker Returned by Police

WICHITA, December 15, 2006 ( - An employee of late-term abortionist George R Tiller stole a nativity scene belonging to Operation Rescue that had been displayed among crosses and other religious items on the public property outside the abortion clinic gate.

The plastic Nativity Scene, consisting of likenesses of Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, and a donkey were placed outside the notorious abortion clinic, as part of a national campaign called The Nativity Project.

The Nativity Project was launched by the Christian Defense Coalition and Faith and Action for the purpose of affirming the message of Christ's Incarnation as well as the rights to free speech and religious expression. Participants are urged to maintain Nativity Scenes on public property from now until Christmas.

John Rayburn, an employee of Tiller's who supplies security services for the abortionist, told witnesses that the display was "offensive" to him. He picked up the display and placed it behind the fence that surrounds the abortion clinic parking lot.

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman summoned the police and asked for the return of his property. After some investigation, Officer D. L. Hinners returned the property to Newman who replaced it back onto the public grassy strip.

A report was filed (case number 06C96619) requesting that the charge of petty larceny be filed against Rayburn for stealing the religious display. The District Attorney's office will make a determination whether or not to pursue the charges.

Operation Rescue is offering free tickets to the movie "The Nativity" to the first 50 people who volunteer to watch over the Nativity display at Tiller's abortion clinic between now and Christmas.

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Ireland gets it right regarding gay marriage

I knew I liked Ireland.
Ireland High Court Rules Against Gay 'Marriage' Citing Harm to Children

Refuses Recognition of Lesbian "Marriage" Staged in Canada

By Gudrun Schultz

DUBLIN, Ireland, December 15, 2006 ( - The Ireland High Court yesterday rejected a lesbian couple's demand to have their Canadian "marriage" recognized in Ireland, in a landmark ruling closely watched by both sides of the international marriage debate.

Justice Elizabeth Dunne decided against the claim of Dr. Katherine Zappone and Dr. Anne Louise Gilligan, who had argued that the State and the Revenue Commissioners had violated their constitutional rights by refusing to assess them for taxes as a married couple, the Irish Times reported yesterday.

"Marriage was understood under the 1937 Constitution to be confined to persons of the opposite sex," Justice Dunne wrote in her lengthy ruling.

"Having regard to the clear understanding of the meaning of marriage as set out in the numerous authorities opened to the Court from this jurisdiction and elsewhere, I do not see how marriage can be redefined by the Court to encompass same sex marriage."

Dr. Zappone, a public policy research consultant member of the Human Rights Commission, and Dr. Gilligan, who lectures at St. Patrick's College in Dublin, are homosexual activists who have been pursuing a change in Ireland's marriage laws that would permit homosexual couples to legally marry.

When Canada passed homosexual marriage legislation in 2003, the pair traveled to Vancouver, B.C. in September 2003 to 'marry', and then used their Canadian 'marriage' to attempt to force recognition by the Irish government.

Justice Dunne rejected the couple's argument that international acceptance of homosexual 'marriage' was reason enough for re-evaluation of Irish law.

"The Plaintiffs referred frequently in the course of this case to the 'changing consensus' but I have to say the there is little evidence of that," she wrote. "The consensus around the world does not support a widespread move towards same sex marriage. There has been some limited support for the concept of same sex marriage as in Canada, Massachusetts and South Africa together with…three European countries…but, in truth, it is difficult to see that as a consensus, changing or otherwise."

In her 138-page ruling, Justice Dunne expressed concern about the effect of same-sex marriage on children, saying the lack of conclusive research into the results of homosexual parenting made it necessary to reserve judgment on the issue.

"[T]here is simply not enough evidence from the research done to date that could allow firm conclusions to be drawn as to the consequences of same sex marriage particularly in the area of the welfare of children."

The United States-based Institute for Marriage and Public Policy commented on the Irish court decision, saying:

'Of particular interest may be the court's discussion about the evidence purporting to show no difference between children raised by same-sex couples and those raised by married couples. The judge accepted testimony about the methodological shortcomings of available evidence and said: "It also seems to me having regard to the criticism of the methodology used in the majority of the studies conducted to date that until such time as there are more longitudinal studies involving much larger samples that it will be difficult to reach firm conclusions on this topic."'

'The court concluded that the Irish Constitution's explicit reference to a constitutional right of opposite-sex couples to marry justified the legal distinction between same- and opposite-sex couples in the marriage law. The court further noted, however, that the marriage law was further justified by concerns with the 'welfare of children' since in the absence of good research, 'the State is entitled to adopt a cautious approach to changing the capacity to marry.'"

Justice Dunne said the decision to grant legal recognition to same-sex couples apart from marriage should be up to the legislature, not the courts.

Currently in Ireland, legislation has been proposed that would permit homosexual couples to enter in to civil unions with some of the legal benefits given to married heterosexual couples.

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God vs. the scientist

God is sitting in Heaven when a scientist says to Him, "Lord, we don't need you anymore. Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing. In other words, we can now do what you did in the 'beginning'."

"Oh, is that so? Tell Me..." replies God

"Well," says the scientist, "we can take dirt and form it into the likeness of you and breathe life into it, thus creating man."

"Well, that's interesting. Show Me."

So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to mold the soil.

"Oh no, no, no..." interrupts God, "Get your own dirt."

[Hat tip to Chris on the Conservative Underground forums for this.]

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Save the planet! Eat a cow!

The tree-hugging animal rights loons aren't going to like this one bit:
Cow 'emissions' more damaging to planet than CO2 from cars

Meet the world's top destroyer of the environment. It is not the car, or the plane,or even George Bush: it is the cow.

A United Nations report has identified the world's rapidly growing herds of cattle as the greatest threat to the climate, forests and wildlife. And they are blamed for a host of other environmental crimes, from acid rain to the introduction of alien species, from producing deserts to creating dead zones in the oceans, from poisoning rivers and drinking water to destroying coral reefs.

The 400-page report by the Food and Agricultural Organisation, entitled Livestock's Long Shadow, also surveys the damage done by sheep, chickens, pigs and goats. But in almost every case, the world's 1.5 billion cattle are most to blame. Livestock are responsible for 18 per cent of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming, more than cars, planes and all other forms of transport put together.

So how are they going to tell us to save the planet without advocating the killing of cows? Hmm...

[Shamelessly stolen from Stop the ACLU.]

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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Kindergarteners can't give hugs, but lingerie on high school girls is a-ok

At least according to these two stories:
4 -year-old Accused of Improperly Touching Teacher

A four-year-old hugged his teachers aide and was put into in-school suspension, according to the father. But La Vega school administrators have a different story.

Damarcus Blackwell's four-year-old son was lining-up to get on the bus after school last month, when he was accused of rubbing his face in the chest of a female employee.

The prinicipal of La Vega Primary School sent a letter to the Blackwells that said the pre-kindergartener demonstrated "inappropriate physical behavior interpreted as sexual contact and/or sexual harassment."

Uh, yeah. Whatever. After complaints by the father, the sexual references have been removed from the child's file, but the school refuses both to remove the incident entirely and to issue an apology. For crying out loud!

It. Was. A. Hug!!!

From a 4-year-old!!!

What kind of a sick-minded person gets a hug from a 4-year-old and immediately thinks, "That's sexual harassment!" Oh, they need not be sick-minded in the sexually perverse sense (though one has to wonder). They only have to be sick-minded in the sense of being a knee-jerk hyper-reactionary liberal. Sheesh!

'Cabaret' production puts high school girls in lingerie

A production of "Cabaret" in a California city that features high schoolers as cast members is drawing a horrified reaction from public interest organizations and local officials because of the revealing costumes and the teens' sexually provocative poses.

Titus Gee, a reporter for the Valley Press in Lancaster, first reported on the situation, noting that the high school performers will be "attired in bras, teddies, foundation garments, garter belts and little else."

Is it any wonder why kids are so confused? We spend so much time and effort trying to de-sexualize them in their early years (to the point of banning hugs), but then turn around and tell them that promiscuity and dressing like sluts is perfectly fine.

Again, sheesh!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Benny Hill burglar

This may be the funniest video I've ever watched on YouTube. Even more funny than the laughing quadruplet babies.

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