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  • Donald Trump's Scottish roots: How a tiny island could shape a President

    11/10/2016 2:38:56 PM PST · 15 of 17
    WestwardHo to workerbee

    Consider the source, CNN, for this poorly written article.
    But, there is another story that is quite profound.
    You know that anyone related to that tiny, remote village would always have strong ties to it.
    Donald’s mother immigrated in 1930, and was deeply religious.
    She would have been informed on the amazing “Revival on the Isle of Lewis.” in 1945. She certainly would have passed this story on to Donald.
    If you do a search on that title you’ll hear “How a tiny island could shape a President.”
    It will give you entirely different perspective on the article posted.

  • British Comedy

    02/25/2016 5:24:49 PM PST · 45 of 275
    WestwardHo to chasio649


  • Concealed Carry Pack Recommendation

    12/26/2015 12:04:05 PM PST · 9 of 49
    WestwardHo to paul544

    Fishing vest. Beige khaki (looks nice.) Lots of pockets, concealed carry, holds extra cartridges, etc. Back is airy netting under a light cover. Lower back is a pocket big enough for a small jacket.
    A very lightweight, practical “pack.”

  • Ted Cruz on Twitter: "In honor of my friend ...(Reply to The Donald)

    12/13/2015 5:27:54 PM PST · 140 of 180
    WestwardHo to Duchess47

    I’m a Christian grandma.
    Trump is trying to bait Cruz.
    Cruz knows what kind of guy he’s dealing with.
    The video song is the message, not the dancer.
    Cruz just made Trump look little league, and took the fun out of trying to bait Cruz.
    Took me a bit to think it through, but it’s just a guy thing, a locker room thing. Very effective in putting Trump in his place.

  • DOD: Now That Women Can Serve in All Combat Roles They 'May' Need to Register for Selective Service

    12/04/2015 8:21:06 AM PST · 10 of 69
    WestwardHo to markomalley

    So, brave men go to war, put their lives on the line to defend empty homes...the women have go to war, their children lay dead on the PP floor, and Moslems govern the country. Sounds like a deal to me.

  • Trump says Jews won't vote for him because they can't control him with their money [Can't take a jok

    12/04/2015 8:13:52 AM PST · 45 of 269
    WestwardHo to SeekAndFind

    I’m not sure if their full speeches are available. The short clips on youtube are not helpful.
    It was very instructive to listen to Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham, and audience response.
    Listen to their full speeches. And then decide....

  • Little boy donates his piggy bank to vandalized mosque

    11/22/2015 7:47:58 AM PST · 17 of 40
    WestwardHo to ScottWalkerForPresident2016

    No different than dressing up a young boy to be a future jihadist terrorist.

  • Owens Valley at mercy of LA, drought

    10/31/2015 1:12:05 PM PDT · 13 of 24
    WestwardHo to george76

    Here in eastern NM we were in a 5 year drought that was drying up everything. Scary to see dusty soil where there should have been prairie grasses. No one was running cattle. The reservoir, and water sources drying up.
    Like you, the water rights had been sold to a distant community a long time ago. So foolish!
    The windows of Heaven have opened, and we have had rain all summer! Now we can’t get to our place because the creek crossing keeps washing out!

  • One less NRA member

    10/23/2015 2:07:41 PM PDT · 23 of 27
    WestwardHo to Paul46360

    white = pearl handle, IMHO

    It’s a small mountain community. Everybody knows everybody, and yet this young boy points a handgun against his mouth and not one adult so much as looks in his direction. The boy standing next to him sees nothing.
    It’s a cold, heartless world.

  • One less NRA member

    10/23/2015 1:31:08 PM PDT · 17 of 27
    WestwardHo to Paul46360
    The pistol grip is white: plastic. Replica toy pistol. Common toy when I was a kid.
  • The 10 Worst Products For Men Ever Created

    10/17/2015 7:30:11 PM PDT · 38 of 46
    WestwardHo to dynachrome
    I'm surprised the Goat Doctor of Milford, Ks. was'nt included on the list. He was transplanting goat scrotum's for men who wanted to be vigorous again. Early 1900’s, I think.
    Many of our early laws against malpractice are a result of his "work".>
  • The Raging Waters In South Carolina

    10/08/2015 1:21:19 PM PDT · 2 of 12
    WestwardHo to Gamecock

    Thank you for posting this! We watch First Presby. every Sunday to hear Derek Thomas and Dale Ralph Davis via
    We have wondered how they where doing. Thanks again!

  • Drudge: “I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me it’s over for me."

    10/07/2015 3:44:45 PM PDT · 214 of 264
    WestwardHo to saminfl
    How do you get off Facebook? This thread has convinced me to do that.

    Did you get an answer?

    I googled your question a year ago. I found a site that takes you through the steps. It required changing my FB identity, then selecting “delete.” It will tell you to stay out of FB until you are notified cancelling FB is successful.Process took about two weeks. I only include these steps so you can see getting off FB was not simple.

  • Tech firm is building $1billion city in New Mexico

    10/06/2015 3:10:59 PM PDT · 21 of 42
    WestwardHo to Disambiguator
    Any idea where in NM they want to put this place?

    In that part of the desert where a variety of trees, lush green grass will flourish, and water fountains will gush from the earth. And no snakes, scorpions,and assorted wildlife don't invade.)
    Must be your part of NM desert, ‘cause it sure ain't mine!

  • Why the Civil War Remains Relevant Today

    10/03/2015 6:31:19 PM PDT · 155 of 323
    WestwardHo to Iron Munro

    Raised in California, old Army wife, moved around a lot.
    Few years ago, lived in Greenville, SC for 6 years.
    Observing Southern culture was a real education.
    Black/white race relations were far more amiable than what I was use to in the West. It raised a lot of questions about black slaves that never left their “owners”, for all that slavery had been they were thankful to in America. “Owners” that freed their slaves before the war.
    That led me to ask the question, “Why are we led to believe Americans were the only ones to hold slaves? It’s the evil Americans history? Were there no slaves in Europe?
    When I started asking those questions, it opened up the whole history of slavery. Very short conclusion: For most of history, in most of the world, slavery has been the norm for all races.
    Ending slavery in Great Britain and America is the real story! Something the world had never experienced on such a scale before.

  • Why the Civil War Remains Relevant Today

    10/03/2015 4:34:19 PM PDT · 126 of 323
    WestwardHo to Iron Munro

    I am familiar with the information in your post, it’s correct.
    Being as so many blacks were slave owners, how would we have ever ended slavery without the Civil War?
    (I know it was economically unsustainable.)
    Just thought I’d ask.

  • At UN Summit, World Rulers Adopt Agenda for Global Socialism

    09/28/2015 2:00:46 PM PDT · 17 of 18
    WestwardHo to CA Conservative

    “Affiliate/Friend” of the John Birch Society, plus a list of other conservative web sites listed at the bottom of New American homepage. fyi only.

  • At UN Summit, World Rulers Adopt Agenda for Global Socialism

    09/28/2015 1:26:17 PM PDT · 8 of 18
    WestwardHo to detective

    Yeah, yeah, Obama will get right on it, as soon as he masters setting up a web site for Obamacare.

  • UNTO THE CHIEF MUSICIAN: Good Christian Music

    09/27/2015 7:37:46 PM PDT · 3 of 4
    WestwardHo to RaceBannon

    Thank you! Beautiful music! How perfect to find this music this Lord’s Day evening!

  • Deaths Near Mecca Reflect Dangers of Rising Crowds During Hajj

    09/26/2015 7:28:50 PM PDT · 28 of 53
    WestwardHo to SeekAndFind

    Those bodies are already starting to swell in the heat...

  • Guy with the amazing reaction to anti-Muslim talk at Trump rally is actually a Clinton supporter

    09/19/2015 2:51:28 PM PDT · 22 of 105
    WestwardHo to Kevin in California

    You can see the video at the link. The man pictured here is not the one who asked the question. He is the one who made a facial response while the question was being asked.

  • Pope Francis now the United Nations Biggest Useful Idiot

    07/16/2015 6:57:09 AM PDT · 5 of 10
    WestwardHo to Sean_Anthony

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
    Psalm 2:2

    The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
    Psalm 2:3

    Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
    Psalm 2:4

    He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
    Psalm 2:5

    Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
    Psalm 2:6

    Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
    Psalm 2:7

    I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
    Psalm 2:8

    Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
    Psalm 2:9

    Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
    Psalm 2:10

    Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
    Psalm 2:11

    Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
    Psalm 2:12

    Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

  • Obamacare Flexes Muscles With New Medicare Payment Plans

    07/10/2015 11:18:03 AM PDT · 20 of 33
    WestwardHo to taildragger

    Incoming PA’s are getting paid more than MD’s ( china’s barefoot Dr’s anyone )

    You got it! The PA program was created by the military to make use of Viet Nam era medics who acquired incredible medical training via the battle field and real life experience.
    That program is now open to high school grads with no medical experience. Indeed, welcome to China’s barefoot Doctors. Same level of care under socialism in Europe.

  • One-Way Ticket to Kenya

    07/10/2015 6:14:09 AM PDT · 5 of 8
    WestwardHo to jsanders2001

    Just moved from a multi-cultural neighborhood in Tacoma, WA.
    Blacks, Samoans, Asians, whites, Hispanics...
    There are a whole lot of Americans that heartily agree with Daily Rant! We are not alone!

  • What was said at the pulpit of your church this or last week?

    07/05/2015 6:29:26 PM PDT · 19 of 94
    WestwardHo to MNDude

    Our pastor addressed homosexuality as same-sex attraction, a manifestation of one sin among many that afflicts fallen sinners.
    Trusting in the finished work of Jesus Christ offers the way of escape from besetting sins, but it will always be a battle to resist...a continual dying to sin, of taking up your particular cross in the battle against temptation.
    Big difference between that struggle and being totally, willfully, continually,given over to any sin...lying, adultery, stealing.
    The church of Jesus Christ must stand for loving and supporting the struggling soul...aren’t we all?
    The church of Jesus Christ must stand for Truth regardless of the cost. (at least we aren’t having our heads chopped off yet!)
    That’s what I heard in church today.

  • New NASA data show how the world is running out of water

    06/16/2015 1:09:07 PM PDT · 33 of 84
    WestwardHo to redreno

    We live in a closed system. Every drop of water God created in the beginning is still here.

  • Obama: Chlorine Gas Not 'Historically' a Chemical Weapon

    05/15/2015 8:11:42 AM PDT · 71 of 90
    WestwardHo to alloysteel

    Any housewife who has added chlorine bleach to certain household cleaners knows how toxic it can be.
    Just a bit combined with ammonia is very irritating to your airway, and the fumes can drive you out of the house.

  • Obama: Chlorine Gas Not 'Historically' a Chemical Weapon

    05/15/2015 8:11:40 AM PDT · 70 of 90
    WestwardHo to alloysteel

    Any housewife who has added chlorine bleach to certain household cleaners knows how toxic it can be.
    Just a bit combined with ammonia is very irritating to your airway, and the fumes can drive you out of the house.

  • Pakistan Sends Packaged Beef as Disaster Relief to Nepal, a Majority Hindu Country

    05/01/2015 8:00:54 AM PDT · 14 of 18
    WestwardHo to SeekAndFind

    I lived in Nepal in 1972. Worked at Shanta Bewann hospital as a pharmacy assist for a short time.
    Goat meat was sold in the open air markets. I was served meat dishes in private homes. Meat stew was served at a hospital event...large junks of meat/fat with the hair still attached.
    There are plenty of hungry Nepalese grateful for these food packs.

  • Reuters poll: 56% of Republicans would attend a loved one’s gay wedding

    04/29/2015 1:28:25 PM PDT · 118 of 129
    WestwardHo to rlmorel

    “My wife is the greatest thing that ever happened to me, and my respect for her is unmatched. And I have no doubt if I talked to her about it, she would listen to me and let me do what I thought I would need to do.”

    That is a most excellent post. Spoken from the trenches of real life.
    Thank you.

  • Reuters poll: 56% of Republicans would attend a loved one’s gay wedding

    04/29/2015 9:39:44 AM PDT · 75 of 129
    WestwardHo to rlmorel

    Get over it. It’s not a wedding. It’s another instance of perverting the language. Did I say perverting?
    Putting lipstick on a pig does not make it beautiful, or kissable.
    My son is a sodomite who changes potential, forever after targets, almost as often and he does other stuff.
    I love my son, but keep my sanity by staying grounded in reality.
    No, I wouldn’t go, no more than I’d hang out at a gay bar.

  • Russia halts UK-US display of WW2 photos

    04/11/2015 9:26:34 AM PDT · 20 of 60
    WestwardHo to Patton@Bastogne
    A family friend, former German military man, told us of Russian soldiers pushed forward, and armed with nothing but clubs. Words fail against such evil.
  • Anyone With Experience Getting Facebook Page Removed Due To Death [Vanity]?

    12/12/2014 2:44:18 PM PST · 30 of 41
    WestwardHo to Lmo56

    I tried deleting my account, finally changed my language to Chinese. I couldn’t understand a thing.

  • Pregnant woman sucker-punched in unprovoked attack

    08/15/2014 3:27:15 PM PDT · 20 of 34
    WestwardHo to Morgana

    How many of these knock-out attacks are in range of a surveillance camera?
    The ultimate “selfie.”
    How perverse!

  • Rand Paul: Police Militarization Makes Americans, Esp. Blacks, Feel 'Gov't Is Targeting Them'

    08/15/2014 12:38:21 PM PDT · 9 of 27
    WestwardHo to Common Sense 101

    ‘Hey Rand... STFU already.’

    Beg to differ: Keeping talking, Rand! Display your idiocy for all to see so we never further your political career!

    Just say’n.

  • Evangelicals Hail Pope's Caserta Visit and Apologise to Catholics

    07/30/2014 7:56:41 AM PDT · 6 of 65
    WestwardHo to vladimir998

    “Catholics tell us that Protestants are 52,000+ organizations...”

    Protestants have said much the same thing - about Protestant sects. And the number is clearly much larger than 52,000.

    “I’ll be in the corner. Laughing.”

    And we’ll be laughing too. Mostly at you.

    We step into eternity, and God’s presence one by one.
    If we hear,” Depart...I never knew you...” No one will be laughing.
    A believer has the indwelling Holy Spirit to give him the wisdom to understand God’s Word. Doesn’t matter if the whole world is against him.
    “It isn’t what I don’t understand in the Bible that troubles me, it’s those portions that I do understand.”
    Such as, “The wages of sin is death.”

  • Whatever happened to appearances and when did it happen?

    07/25/2014 11:25:52 AM PDT · 23 of 142
    WestwardHo to billhilly

    “Little drops of water;
    Little grains of sand;
    Make the mighty ocean,
    And the pleasant land.”

    There is a Divinely designed order to the rolls of women and men. It protects women, men, children, marriage families, society. It gives great dignity and purpose to men and women. Anything, anything seemingly “right,” or convenient, and apparently insignificant at the time, that affects that order has consequences.
    Remember when girls wore dresses to school, and people dressed with dignity for church, and women relied on their husbands to vote wisely, and provide for them because their work at home was honorable.....

  • Why China is Stealing America's Corn Seeds

    07/03/2014 8:55:21 AM PDT · 4 of 44
    WestwardHo to afraidfortherepublic

    While they watch the greatest nation on earth implode.

  • Robert De Niro Talks About Father's Homosexuality Conflict; 'Prayers Don't Help,' Father Said

    07/03/2014 8:28:03 AM PDT · 12 of 82
    WestwardHo to SeekAndFind

    This is a rhetorical question.
    Ever have an inappropriate thought cross your mind?
    Do you mentally pursue that thought, or mentally trash it?
    What could you become if you followed through on every evil thought?
    What reasons do you have to say “No!” to anything?

    What we do with our bodies is like anything else. We make choices and live with the consequences.
    My son is a homosexual. His parting words were.”I am who I have always been, and who I want to be.”
    There are many people who dabble in different behaviors who decide that is not who they want to be, and do what ever it takes to change. That is when prayers “work.”

  • War Hero and 1936 Olympian Louis Zamperini Dies at 97

    07/03/2014 7:30:27 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    WestwardHo to Skooz

    It’s also available as an audio book.
    We listened to it during the dark evenings of winter while working puzzles.
    Really well done!

  • Becoming Alert to Conservative Protestant Sexual Abusers and Their Enablers

    07/01/2014 8:14:47 AM PDT · 7 of 32
    WestwardHo to Morgana

    It isn’t a Protestant or Catholic thing.
    It’s the culture that does not guard or protect it’s children.
    Send them off to schools who encourage immorality.
    Throw modesty out the window.
    Send them off to play sports and engage in fun activities that treat boys and girls as one sex.
    Saturate the culture with pornography and every evil thing...
    The list goes on and on. Children become prey to every evil inclination of the adults around them.

  • Presbyterian Church USA Defeats Motion to Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortion

    06/24/2014 2:06:24 PM PDT · 12 of 53
    WestwardHo to NYer

    What better strategy by Satan and Hell to bring disgrace, and ridicule on Christ and His people than to present the PCUSA as a true church, when it is actually a tool of Satan’s kingdom. The Glory of God has long since departed from this organization.

  • Fatal shooting may have been accidental

    06/18/2014 4:28:29 PM PDT · 15 of 22
    WestwardHo to thorvaldr

    Just asking...?
    I’m an old lady, own a 9mm and hate the thing. Thinking there was an intruder in my house, I was so scared I never picked up the 9mm. In my fear, I couldn’t remember how to get it ready to shoot. My .38 in my friend, point and shoot.
    Is it really possible to just pick up a 9mm and it accidentally fires?

  • Baghdad fights back: Thousands young and old answer government's call

    06/12/2014 7:38:28 AM PDT · 24 of 41
    WestwardHo to thackney

    What will happen to the billions of dollars worth of military weapons and equipment we are leaving behind in Afghanistan?

  • What if Your Child is Gay?

    06/07/2014 2:59:17 PM PDT · 36 of 138
    WestwardHo to yongin

    My son has been a homosexual for over ten years. The following article helps to keep me praying, which I must say, really gets hard as the years go by.

    Ministering to Homosexuals in San Francisco

    Charles A. McIlhenny

    Extracted from Ordained Servant vol. 6, no. 1 (January 1997)

    A mother tearfully confided in me as pastor that her son poignantly declared himself “gay.” She had always “known” that he was different. He didn’t play sports, he wasn’t vicious or brutal, he liked music and interior decorating, he had a slight swagger to his gait, he spoke with a faint hair-lisp, and always hung around Uncle Harry at family gatherings. His declaration, however, seemed to be the “coup de grace” on their relationship - his relationship to his mother. I momentarily reflected on her sobbing, and then replied that it seemed like she was grieving over the discovery that her son was a from another planet—a Martian! That his supposed “coming out”—his confessing a newly discovered faith-sex-condition—put him beyond the pale of her fundamentalist retrieval and that she’d better get used to him being an alien, i. e., gay!

    The homosexual propaganda machine has been cranking out overtime, to an unbelieving secular media, convincing people that “gay” is equivalent to any other already legitimate genetic race-like group. And amazingly many naive Christians have been seduced by such propaganda.

    News Flash, Madam! Your son is NOT a Martian. He’s a sinner that needs the grace of God—JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER SINNER.

    When people ask me if we have any special counseling for homosexuals I say yes: the counsel of the Word of God, the counsel of the preaching of the Gospel, the counsel of God’s call of repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, the counsel of God’s corporate covenant community in worship. Contrary to the gimmicks of the world, you’d better believe we have something special.

    Is the modern homosexual a special case with unique and complex psychoses which the primitive Scriptures never knew? Have we imbibed the pseudo-medical conclusion which places the 20th century homophile beyond the reach of the naive, hysterical dictates of the Word of God? Does the Word of God fail to recognize newly discovered genetic and biological factors to which, had they been known, would have made a difference in whether to condemn or accept homosexuals as just different? Does the Bible fail to appropriately distinguish between orientation and praxis? Does the Bible really condemn homosexuals or does it condemn heterosexuals acting contrary to their natures? Is it inversion or perversion which is forbidden by the Scriptures? The answer to all these questions is a resounding NO! Homosexuals have no place to hide from the scrutiny of God’s Law—no more than any other sinner who tries to invent excuses for his sin. That’s why the homosexual paradigm is so crucial for the church today. If this sin can be justified, then ANY sin can be excused; but the only justification recognized by the Word is that of sinners who repent and believe in the cross of Christ, instead of making excuses.

    No, homosexuals are to be recieve no special method or message different from other sinners that need Jesus. If that were the case every sinner would have a special excuse for his peculiar type sin. The Bible is clear that sin, of whatever make and model, can only be forgiven by grace and overcome by the power of the gospel.

    News flash! The opposite of a homosexual IS NOT a heterosexual. The idea that a homosexual is of another human kind is as foolish as saying the opposite of a paedophile is a heterosexual, or the opposite of an adulterer is a heterosexual. The true opposite of fornication is regeneration; the biblical opposite of paedophilia is justification; the cleansed opposite of homosexuality is sanctification. They ARE all heterosexuals! They haven’t stopped BEING heterosexuals. They have all broken God’s moral law. They all need to be converted -” to be washed, sanctified, and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” [1 Cor. 6: 11]

    In a sense every sinner is different in his sin but there is only ONE common faith-message: repent and believe the gospel. Paul told the Philippian jailer: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved, you and your household.” [Acts 16: 31] This was not tailor-made for Philippian government workers or European white/ male or Greek mid-life crises jailers with families. Paul would have said this to anyone no matter what his background or circumstance of sin would be.

    Many of the homosexuality-plagued seekers think that they must be a special case. It’s supposedly too hard to give up this sin; ergo, maybe it’s not sin after all! These people must see that it is no more difficult to abandon this sin than any other sin. That this sin has the same cleansing promise as every other sin—no more and no less than the work of Christ.

    Paul does say that, compared to other sins, sexual sin denigrates the human body; but he doesn’t give them a different message of the gospel, nor promise a separate healing. [1 Cor. 6: 18]

    One size fits all.

    As for the homosexual’s recovery the Apostle gives him the one common holy institution for all sinners: the divinely appointed redemptive agency of the Church of Jesus Christ. I say that as a pastor who knows from the Word of God that this is the covenant institution—the family of God—which best cares for sinners and saints. She cares for sinners in warning them to flee from the wrath to come forbidding them entrance into the Kingdom of God while unrepentant; and for saints, in that it provides the comfort of the gospel of the forgiveness of sins and protection against the enemy. This institution sets the overall context for counseling those struggling with homosexuality.

    San Francisco culture has a uniqueness when it comes to ministering to homosexuals. In the first place, there is such a strong support system legally organized to reinforce homosexual way of life that part of the biblical therapy process many times demands fleeing this City altogether. There is such a bombardment of homosexuality—at every level of government, education, medical/health, scientific, media, entertainment and legislation—that in order to forsake wickedness as the Apostle exhorts, one must actually flee the City like Lot of old—not because of an impending brimstone shower but because the seduction is so wickedly powerful.

    Every imaginable agency, institution, and ombudsman provides for the most perplexed and questioning homosexual and lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and transvestite, and transgenerational person. Even worse, virtually every mainline church—loosely defined—supports gay/ lesbian causes along with same-sex marital unions.

    Just recently the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, along with the endorsement of the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors, hosted a televised hearing for “Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender, and Questioning Youth Summit.” Over four hours of testimony was taken from self-proclaimed homosexual teens by these agencies in order to see if added legislation was necessary to support “our gay youth” in the City. New health & medical services were demanded, free condom distribution, free needle for exchanges, gay/lesbian counseling services at the junior high and high school level.

    In ministering to the homosexual inquirer, we’ve found that he must cut off all relations with his old “community”; he must reconstitute by faith into the family of God. He needs a whole new set of spiritual brothers and sisters, moms and dads, found in the Church of Christ. He needs a remodeled family in which to pattern new life and conduct; a place where God’s man is a man and God’s woman is really woman; husbands acting like husbands and wives acting like wives. It’s not simply a matter of a “role model” reversal; it’s not replacing one “role” with another “role” as if play acting. A godly structured atmosphere is found only in the church of Jesus Christ that offers real hope and remedy for the enslaved sex addict.

    In ministering to the homosexual inquirer not only must the Law of God be pressed upon the conscience but God’s one forgiveness in Christ alone must be also offered. Unless homosexuality be understood fundamentally as sin—transgression of God’s one and only moral Law—no further deliverance and recovery ought to be expected.

    Here are fundamental givens based exclusively on the Word of God. Do NOT compromise on the biblical message of sin and grace. That is the repentant homosexual’s only hope. Do NOT compromise for the sake of winning the sympathetic hearing. His eternal security is in the uncompromised message of the Scriptures which every sinner needs.

    He needs: from the Word on what God says about homosexuality: grace, forgiveness and judgment,
    2.regular monitored accountability meetings with the elders; one of the elders should covenant to pray for him daily, (part of that accountability is in regular weekly prayer and Bible study gatherings with the congregation at large),
    3.reminding that the continual faith-struggle with temptation is part of the sanctification process—it’s when he stops struggling that he’s got problems,
    4.reassurance that he’s not alone in this battle for victory; other members—every member—also struggles like he does, be careful about putting himself in temptation’s way, avoid being introduced to someone else who struggles with the same sexual sin—that’s too much temptation. Many of these Christians live alone and temptation in such cases is much more difficult to resist, know that in Christ he/ she is no longer a homosexual or lesbian just like converted murders and liars are no longer such despite temptations and feelings! “Such WERE some of you. . .” [1 Cor. 6: 11]

    The Apostle Paul exhorts Timothy to “flee youthful lusts. . . with those calling upon the Lord. . .” [2 Tim. 2: 22] In other words, the exhortation to flee lust is ALONG WITH others struggling against sin in the context of the covenant community. The agency of the church has no hope for unrepentant homosexual only God’s sure wrath. The church has no authority from her Lord and Head to offer any hope apart from the grace of conversion; but for any repentant sinners, all the resources of the eternal God—“. . . my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” [Phil 4: 19]

    As pastor I have the sure “medicine” for sin and relief in the preaching of the gospel. The ultimate counseling session must be done in the corporate worship service not merely private sessions; the full extent of the divinely appointed-ordinances of the Lord are necessary to combat and destroy every high thing and thought exalted against the Lord. Families in the church must be made aware of their needed role in ministering to individuals struggling with sin. Yet at the same time a person’s sexual past is really nobody else’s business. A group gathering of like minded repentant homosexuals must not congregate to talk out their mutual trials. Such sessions subtly foster rather than battle temptations. The mixed—heterogeneous—congregation common ground for all is God’s safest sanctuary for biblical “group-therapy.”

    Thank God there is this: the one size-fits-all gospel which alone guarantees to all sinners deliverance through our one common Savior, Jesus Christ. As I counsel struggling Christians, if the Christian faith does NOT save you from YOUR sin, then I’ll renounce the faith and join you. If it won’t work equally for you, it won’t work for me either. Whatever peculiar providences may have “caused” one’s moral adversity, unless he begins where Scripture begins, he will not end where Scripture promises—an end to sin.

    November 13, 1996

    The Rev. Dr. Charles A. McIlhenny is pastor of First Orthodox Presbyterian Church of San Francisco, California. For the past twenty years or so he has dared to boldly proclaim the truth of the Scriptures in America’s most infamous center for the gay and lesbian sub-culture. We would urge all our readers to get and read the book entitled When the Wicked Seize the City, by Rev. McIlhenny and his wife Donna.

  • Bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers

    06/03/2014 10:58:39 AM PDT · 26 of 143
    WestwardHo to dangus

    “I do blame the Catholic Church,” says Corless. “I blame the families as well but people were afraid of the parish priest. I think they were brainwashed. I suppose the lesson is not to be hiding things. To face up to reality.

    “My fear is that if things aren’t faced now it’s very easy to slide back into this kind of cover-up again. I want the truth out there. If you give people too much power it’s dangerous.”

    Living and dying in a culture of shame and silence for decades, the Home Babies’ very existence was considered an affront to Ireland and God.

    It was a different time, some defenders argued this week, omitting to mention that the stigmatizing silence that surrounded The Home was fostered by clerics. Indeed the religious orders were so successful at silencing their critics that for decades even to speak of The Home was to risk contagion.

    And now that terrifying era of shame and silence is finally lifting, we are left to ask what all their lonesome suffering was in aid of, and what did it actually achieve?

    To donate to the memorial for the mothers and babies of The Home, contact Catherine Corless at

    The quote, above, is from article. Is this the consequence of eating too many potatoes?

  • Bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank at former Irish home for unwed mothers

    06/03/2014 10:31:21 AM PDT · 10 of 143
    WestwardHo to PapaNew

    We recently watched the movie, Philomena, performed by Judy Dench.
    It’s like watching a documentary, seriously done, and profoundly moving. The theatre was very quiet as people left.

  • SPARTA statement on HHS policy change (Military Transgender Freak Show)

    05/31/2014 5:01:11 PM PDT · 14 of 20
    WestwardHo to Gunpowder green

    Does anyone know, for certainty, that we already have
    “transgenders” in the military? Which barracks do they live in?

  • How My Same Sex Attraction Was Ended

    05/29/2014 9:41:05 AM PDT · 11 of 42
    WestwardHo to SeekAndFind

    This woman’s search for identity in relationship is every woman’s search.
    I’m an old, married, woman. I had no trouble identifying with every statement of her inward struggles.
    She looked for identity and love in women for a season.
    It’s no different than having unrealistic expectations from a man.
    God will allow us to become disappointed {huge, huge understatement!} in those relationships until we discover everything we need in Christ, His grace and mercy to needy people.

  • The Swastika Passport

    04/28/2014 8:28:48 AM PDT · 6 of 9
    WestwardHo to Vigilanteman

    Do a search on German “Templars.”
    We’re not talking “German Evangelical Christians.”
    It appears they broke with the Lutheran church before leaving Germany.
    Interesting group.