Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Defund Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood, the world’s leading provider of abortions, has been caught in three embarrassing hidden camera sting videos, which show doctors secretly negotiating the sale of babies’ body parts.

To add further disgust to the scenario, two of the meetings take place in nice restaurants, where doctors are causally sipping fine wine and eating salads while discussing their illegal practices. In the videos the doctors discus how they go the extra mile to “crush” the babies’ heads, ensuring that the vital organs and extremities are good enough to sell. One doctor admits to changing the method of abortion without the mothers’ consent in order to get the best parts to sell; she acknowledges the illegality of her technique, but said she isn’t worried about it.

The most stunning line in the videos shows a doctor laughing about her illegal negotiations, quipping that she needs a Lamborghini. When asked to throw out a number she wants for the dismembered body parts, she reminds the buyer that whoever throws out the first number in negotiations always gets a bad deal.

Planned Parenthood has issued a statement saying no laws were broken, which is a lie both Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon would appreciate. They claim that selling the remains is routine, but if so, why the negotiations? There would certainly be a fixed cost per part, and not left up to negotiators.

The only good news from these videos is that many peoples’ eyes are being opened the horrors of the abortion business and barbarism of Planned Parenthood. Sadly, I predict that the storm will soon blow over, like after the Kermit Gosnell atrocities, and people will eventually turn a blind eye to the horrific murders that take place in these “clinics.”

I have also been dumbfounded by the selective outrage here. Why are we only concerned that Planned Parenthood is selling dead baby organs? Why are we not bothered that they first butcher the baby in order to obtain said organs? Bill O’Reilly said on his show that America is on the brink of becoming barbaric. With all due respect, Mr. O’Reilly, the crushing, decapitating, and dismembering of babies has gone on legally in this country for forty-two years; if that isn’t barbaric, then neither is selling them.

If doctors are negotiating their own sales to the point of driving Lamborghinis, then at what point do we cut off taxpayer funding? Did you know that a half billion of your tax dollars goes to Planned Parenthood every year? Before everyone forgets this story and moves on to Donald Trump’s next press conference, let’s demand the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Now is the time. The country can see how disturbing this is, and how little they need our money.

Some will call this a war on women. If we defund Planned Parenthood, how will we get birth control? How will we get cancer screenings? You are sending women back to the Dark Ages!

As if the only thing in the world women care about is birth control, and the only place anyone can find it is Planned Parenthood. Did you know that Planned Parenthood has never performed a cancer screening? Despite using that as their shield to stay in business, they only give referrals to have screenings done at actual medical establishments.

Life could certainly go on without Planned Parenthood, especially for the millions of babies they abort. Its time to defund them.  

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Future (Google Image Series)

I thought it was just a glob of tissue.

To say the baby has a future is to admit that all babies in the womb have a future. Those proud pro-choice activists are proudly robbing children of their future.

What if that baby you aborted was a future president, Nobel prize winner, or the one to cure cancer? We don't know. That's what happens when you destroy an innocent person's future before we have the chance to find out.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Safe? (Google Image Series)

The shirt says, "I'm grateful my friend's abortion was safe and legal.

Safe for who? Depending on the method of legal abortion, the baby was either dismembered, decapitated, or poisoned, violently stopping a beating heart.

The shirt should say, "I'm glad my friend legally murdered her baby."

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bats and Birds in the Bible

One of the supposed errors in the Bible that atheists are trained to use against Christians is that the Bible wrongly refers to birds as bats.

This is one of those assumed discrepancies that are used to discredit the Bible. If the Bible is wrong about a bat, they argue, then we can reject what it says about homosexuality, hell, Creation, Calvary, or whatever else they are trying to oppose.

Here are the verses in question:

In a list of birds that the Israelites were not allowed to eat, we see, “Nor the heron, nor the lapwing, nor the bat (Leviticus 11:19, Deuteronomy 14:18).”

People rightly point out that the bat is a mammal and not a bird. Therefore, they conclude, that the Bible is wrong.

But please let me point out two things, one obvious, and the other not so obvious.

The obvious: these passages were written in Hebrew 4,000 years ago, translated into Greek a few thousand years later, and translated into English a few hundred years ago. The system we have today of classifying living things—the Linnaean Classification—was first published in 1735, and his breakdown of animal classes to include mammals and birds was published in 1758. There were ten editions to his classification in a 23-year period.

In other words, when the Bible was written in Hebrew, translated into Greek, and being translated into English, there was no distinction between a mammal and a bird; the word mammal didn’t even exist, and Linnaean’s ever-changing book was not exactly settled science.

So to announce today that the Bible was wrong for not using a word that would not exist for a few thousand years is quite foolish.

And now the not so obvious. In addition to the point stated above, the Hebrew word we translate as bird or fowl is owph, which means owner of a wing. A person in 2015 hears the word bird and thinks of a biological classification, but the ancient word in the Bible refers to anything with a wing.

Bats have wings. Therefore, by using the word owph to refer to anything with wings, the Bible was correct.

So when the atheist gives his condescending chuckle about the Bible not understanding science, he is proving to be the one in ignorance.

Monday, June 29, 2015

What to do Now

Some of our Christian brothers and sisters here in South Carolina are wondering what to do now in light of the Supreme Court ruling last Friday.

Christian business owners are worried that they will be forced to do something contrary to their belief system, and many are nervous that new rules will be imposed against the church. While the First Amendment not only guarantees us the freedom of religion, it also says that Congress shall not prohibit the free exercise thereof. That means that we have the right to conduct our daily lives in accordance with God’s Word.

But we have already seen a gay couple threaten to sue a church if they don’t open their doors for their gay wedding. We have seen bakers and photographers put out of business for refusing to violate their conscience (or refusing to allow Congress to prohibit the free exercise of their religion). Instead of finding a wedding chapel that will hold their ceremony, or instead of going to any of the hundreds of other bakers or photographers, these groups are refusing to stop until they destroy their opposition.

Some in the media are paying lip service to protection for churches, but most of us aren’t buying it. We believe it is only a matter of time before they try to chip away at our religious protection. Just hours after the ruling on Friday gay activists were calling to fight those who “hide behind religion.” That is why Texas Governor Greg Abbott just signed the Pastor Protection Act, guaranteeing that no pastors will ever be forced to perform any wedding against their will, and ensuring that their facilities will not be used for any purpose other than established church policy.  

It is time that we become proactive and let our Congress hear our voices. They are paid to represent our interests, and if this is important to you, then spend a few minutes writing a letter.

Here is a sample letter to send to your representatives:

Dear ________________________,

I am writing to you today with a very heavy heart. Friday, June 26th, was a very dark day for America. The Supreme Court Justices took it upon themselves to change the law of our Lord, the God upon whom this Nation was founded, when they made same sex marriage legal.

The reason for my letter is to ask you to please pass a law protecting our pastors and business people of South Carolina, guaranteeing them of their free exercise of religion, to not have to violate their deeply held religious beliefs. We still have some pastors who preach the Word of God as it was written. Please protect them before it is too late (please see: “Pastor Protection Act in Texas”).

I thank you in advance for your quick attention on this matter, and thank you for all that you do for our great State.


Here is a list of some of our elected officials. If you don’t live in South Carolina, you can go here and here to find your legislators.

Representative Mick Mulvaney
2419 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515

Senator Lindsey Graham
290 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Senator Tim Scott
520 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Senator Harvey S. Peeler, Jr.
213 Gressette Bldg.
Columbia, SC 29201

Representative Mike Anthony
432C Blatt Bldg.
Columbia, SC 29201

The Honorable Nikki R. Haley

Office of the Governor

1205 Pendleton Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Use it Right (Google Image Series)

One might also say, "If you ignore the New Testament's clear teaching that homosexuality is wrong, you're using it wrong."

And in reference to the verse about love, true love warns a person of the error of their ways. What happened to loving a person enough to care about the consequences of their wrong choices? It does more harm to let disobedience go unchecked in the name of love.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Charleston vs. Ferguson

We all know about the protests that have taken place in cities like Ferguson and Baltimore in recent months due to the deaths of Mike Brown and Freddie Gray. But after an evil young man in South Carolina murdered nine people in Charleston last week, the response has been the exact opposite of that of recent events.

Charleston had all the ingredients to lead to another Ferguson, but that hasn’t been the case.

Charleston has had its demonstrations: candle lightings, prayer vigils, marches, laying flowers, etc. But there has been no violence, no buildings burned down, no stolen cars, no looting, and no assaulting of police officers—all things done in Ferguson and Baltimore.

What has made the difference? Leadership is certainly a factor. Governor Nikki Haley and Senator Tim Scott are great people showing strong leadership. But the response of the victims’ families in Charleston has been most noteworthy. When given the opportunity to address their loved ones’ killer, the mourners in Charleston said things like, “I forgive you,” and “I’m praying for you.” They let him know that, even though they are upset, their Christian faith calls them to love their enemies and pray for those who persecute them.

 Me with the great Senator Tim Scott

Compare that to the reaction in the others cities. When the evidence against Officer Darren Wilson did not lead to an indictment, the step-father of Mike Brown grabbed a microphone and yelled, “Burn this b**** down!” And that’s exactly what the demonstrators did.

I don’t know anything about that step-father; I’m not saying he doesn’t believe in Jesus or that he is a bad person. He was a man going through the agony of losing a son.

But those in Charleston do profess faith in Christ, and their actions certainly backed up their faith claims. So this is not an anti-anything post, or a chance to brag on my state. It is simply pointing out the difference that Jesus can make in even the most tragic of situations.

When the entire country was bracing for another round of protests, we instead were inspired by the Christian love and sympathy extended to a young man who deserved neither.

And that is the message of Jesus: none of us deserves His love and forgiveness, but He offers it to anyone who desires it.

When someone asks what difference Jesus can make in a person’s life, He can take them from “Burn this city down” to “I forgive you.”  

This video shows the love and forgiveness shown in Charleston.