Archive for May, 2011

Act of violence against cross-dresser & the reason why government actually cares (or used to care) about marriage.

Fire Radio (30.36-37.51). Listen to full audio here.

The challenge “the Jewish set of verses will pass any criteria that you set up & the Christian set of verses will not…”.

True? How well do you know Jewish traditional & Talmudic interpretations? Let’s test the challenge…

Line of Fire Radio (12:21-24:00). Listen to full audio here.

Don’t think it won’t happen. It is (around the topic of ‘gay rights’ in this case). Maybe soon around your neighbourhood. The lines have been & are being drawn… you have to choose if you haven’t yet. Skip to 7:00 in the audio clip for reference.

Line of Fire Radio. Listen to full audio here.

Recent debate between Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Eric Smaw on Same-Sex Marriage at the University of Central Florida:

What is (not) happening with many men today? Albert Mohler looks at the effects of the new ‘knowledge economy’ combined with the feministic push of women in the workforce and some of the unexpected side-effects that has.

Thinking in Public. Listen to full audio here.

Are you sure you can ignore your moral views when voting? Really?

Mentioned in audio: Peter Vidmar steps down as chief of mission for 2012 U.S. Olympic Team due to his views on homosexuality.
Extracts above from Line of Fire Radio. Listen to full audio here.

You may be surprised how gay-friendly & pro-gay much of prime-time media is today.

An extract from the Hays code:

General Principles

1. No picture shall be produced that will lower the moral standards of those who see it. Hence the sympathy of the audience should never be thrown to the side of crime, wrongdoing, evil or sin.

2. Correct standards of life, subject only to the requirements of drama and entertainment, shall be presented.

3. Law, natural or human, shall not be ridiculed, nor shall sympathy be created for its violation.

Particular Applications

I. Crimes Against the Law
These shall never be presented in such a way as to throw sympathy with the crime as against law and justice or to inspire others with a desire for imitation.

1. Murder

  a. The technique of murder must be presented in a way that will not inspire imitation.

  b. Brutal killings are not to be presented in detail.

  c. Revenge in modern times shall not be justified.

2. Methods of Crime should not be explicitly presented.

  a. Theft, robbery, safe-cracking, and dynamiting of trains, mines, buildings, etc., should not be detailed in method.

  b. Arson must subject to the same safeguards.

  c. The use of firearms should be restricted to the essentials.

  d. Methods of smuggling should not be presented.

3. Illegal drug traffic must never be presented.

4. The use of liquor in American life, when not required by the plot or for proper characterization, will not be shown.

“Miscegenation” being the one exception in the ‘recommended content’ of this code. …but we all know that the Hollywood of today would never stand by or aim for this code.

Confronting the intolerance of the Southern Poverty Law Center. How much pro-gay-propaganda is American people (and soon the world?) facing?

Several gay rights’ organizations initiated a boycott after discovering that one of Chick-fil-a’s Pennsylvania restaurants was providing meals for a marriage seminar sponsored by a group that advocates for traditional marriage. In addition to the boycott, several online websites are promoting campaigns to remove shops from college campuses.

On its website, the gay advocacy group Georgia Equality boasts a rainbow colored “no” symbol stamped on top of the company’s logo with the words: “Say no to homophobia, say no to Chick-fil-A.

“Gays across the country are calling for a boycott of Chick-fil-A for it’s continued support of anti-gay groups and events,” a statement on the website reads. “The chain has deep connections to anti-gay organizations like Focus on the Family, the National Organization for Marriage, Exodus International, and the Pennsylvania Family Institute.”

The site asks supporters to pressure the fast food chain to pull its sponsorship from the February event with the Pennsylvania Family Institute.

“The Pennsylvania Family Institute has been a leading opponent of marriage equality, and has condemned the expansion of civil rights for same-sex couples,” the Georgia Equality site said. “They’ve called same-sex marriage a threat to children, argued that same-sex marriage destroys civilization, and said that gay couples hurt families. Is this the type of politics that Chick-fil-A wants to support?”

The boycott campaign prompted Cathy to post an online video discussing the issue on the company’s Facebook page on Jan. 11, but he went even further by releasing the Jan. 29 statement in an effort to counter what it called “misleading stories about Chick-fil-A in the media and on the Internet.”

“In recent weeks, we have been accused of being anti-gay,” Cathy, son of chain founder Truett Cathy, said in the statement. “We have no agenda against anyone. At the heart and soul of our company, we are a family business that serves and values all people regardless of their beliefs or opinions. We seek to treat everyone with honor, dignity and respect, and believe in the importance of loving your neighbor as yourself.”

Caring for families
Cathy went on to say his father has long been an advocate of strengthening marriage, a tribute to his own 63-year marriage. The younger Cathy has also been married 37 years.

At the core of that belief, the chain, from its inception, has been closed on Sunday. Although the main impetus for that is the biblical mandate of keeping the Sabbath, company executives also believe its important to provide its employees with a family day each week.

“At Chick-fil-A, we have a heart for helping marriages because we know marriage can be difficult at times,” Cathy said. “Through the years, we have supported our Chick-fil-A staff and franchised operators in their marriage journey, and since the formation of our family foundation, the WinShape Foundation, we have helped others as well.”

No political agenda
The chief executive said it was crucial for people to understand that its commitment to marriage is not to be equated with a political agenda.

“Chick-fil-A’s Corporate Purpose is ‘To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us, and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.” the executive officer said. “As a result, we will not champion any political agendas on marriage and family. This decision has been made, and we understand the importance of it.

“At the same time, we will continue to offer resources to strengthen marriages and families. To do anything different would be inconsistent with our purpose and belief in biblical principles.”

Full report here.

Can God experience emotion or does His changeless nature & perfect knowledge of the future make that impossible? What about biblical passages that seem to show “Godly emotion” in a way that we can relate to?