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  • The Law Is Dying because Morality Is Dying

    07/10/2016 1:56:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 10, 2016 | Trevor Thomas
    Tuesday, after FBI director James Comey spent about 15 minutes laying out the legal case against Hillary Clinton and then spent about three minutes declaring that he was going to ignore the evidence and recommend no legal action against Mrs. Clinton, TheBlaze's Matt Walsh declared that "The law is Dead." Walsh wrote: July 5, 2016. 11:15 a.m. One day after America's 240th birthday. When historians conduct their autopsy on Lady Justice, that will be the time of death. That is the precise moment when Justice drew her last labored breath, cursed our ridiculous country and our hopelessly corrupt government, and...
  • The Law is Dying because Morality is Dying

    07/10/2016 6:37:45 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 44 replies
    The Blaze and Ravi Zacharias International Ministeries via Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | The Blaze and Ravi Zacharias International Ministeries via Trevor Grant Thomas
    I don't think Comey's presser heralds the end of law in the U.S., but he surely did put another nail in the coffin. Like the Supreme Court rulings on abortion and marriage, few should be surprised at this outcome. America has been on a long ugly road when it comes to law and justice, reason and logic, morality and truth.
  • MIDWEEK PROPHECY UPDATE JULY 6, 2016 - HUNG PARLIAMENT IN AUSTRALIA? (video)

    07/07/2016 10:49:04 AM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Calvary Melbourne Australia ^ | July 6, 2016 | Andrew Russell
    IDF attacks two Syrian army targets, Iran warns: 100,000 missiles ready to strike Israel, now Turkey can help Mideast Peace Process, Iraq suicide bomb attack: deaths in Baghdad rise to 165, after Fallujah, ISIS moves to Lebanon and targets Christians, ISIS uses Ramadan as calling for new terrorist attacks, suicide bomb attack outside US Consulate in Jeddah, three suicide bombers strike Saudi Arabia, one near Muslim Pilgrimage site in Medina, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull accepts election blame, Syrian refugee marches beside Justin Trudeau in Canadian pride parade, Christian Mingle Dating site must provide service to Gay people, Russia seeks to...
  • Four Times the Declaration of Independence Mentions God, and Why It Matters

    07/04/2016 3:03:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 3, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Many historians call the Founding Fathers "Deists," and many of them were not true Christians -- after all, Thomas Jefferson tore all the miracles out of the Gospels! But judging by the Declaration of Independence, our Founders were more religious than many think: our founding document mentions God no less than four times.This is not to say America was founded as an explicitly Christian nation -- the federal government has never had an established religion. But the Jewish and Christian understandings of God deeply influenced the founding generation, and that influence radiates from the Declaration of Independence.Here are the four...
  • Good Without God? Not in the Long Run

    06/30/2016 10:49:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    I see regularly the slogan from the American Humanists Association: “Good Without God.” And I think….well, maybe for a while, one can be good (before men). But only because they piggyback on the Judeo-Christian values they may have imbibed. After a while, it all fades away. The reality of that fading away now hits us daily in the news. There’s not a week that goes by without some new report of violence and mayhem. Some attacks are worse than others. Just recently, the UK’s Daily Mail referred to “lawless Paris,” in an attack on innocent people, including tourists. Their sensational...
  • Girl Scouts in Upstate NY Will Now Allow Transgenders to Join Their Troops

    05/21/2016 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | May 21, 2016 | Michael Ware
    We should have seen this coming. There is no doubt that this was the next logical step. Once the Gender Dysphoria camel had his/her/it’s nose inside the tent, we could expect nothing less than the whole camel. Now, as there is a battle over where people can use the restroom heating up, a mainstay in the development of girls has now decided that it would denounce the specialness that is womanhood. WNYT reported last month
  • What the Bathroom Wars are Really All About [Gear UP!]

    05/10/2016 4:47:07 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 36 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 9, 2016 | John Horvat II
    The so-called bathroom wars have nothing to do with bathrooms but are all about war. The push to allow a person to use the bathroom of his or her choice is merely the latest phase of the sexual revolution. It is part of a relentless war to bring about an irrational equality that now seeks to break down the final public barriers that make the sexes different. Let’s face it. Once it is held that anyone can use the bathroom that he or she feels comfortable with, the words “men” and “women” on the door are meaningless since anyone can...
  • Should Women Take Blame if Daughters Stray?

    04/29/2016 7:35:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Apr 30, 2016
    IN the past, traditions and customs were such that mothers used to be blamed if their daughters went astray and engaged in unethical practices. Viewed as the protectors of their daughters, mothers were expected to take care of and raise them to be good citizens. However, such views have changed today and mothers are no longer blamed for the mistakes of their daughters. Al-Riyadh daily reports on the way modern society views the mother-daughter relationship. Dr. Salih Al-Aqeel, a criminology and sociology expert, said it was unfair for society to blame mothers for the mistakes of their daughters. “In the...
  • Walter Williams: A Superior Vision

    04/25/2016 1:22:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 27, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit might settle some of the controversy. My initial premise, when looking at all human issues, is that each of us owns himself. I am my private property, and you are your private property. If you agree with that premise, then certain human actions are moral and others immoral. The reason...
  • Trans-Speciesism: The Next Moral Boundary To Be Crossed

    04/22/2016 11:38:37 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 29 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 4/22/2016 | Gary
    The U.K.'s Standard reports on the now burgeoning trans-speciesism movement, composed of people who feel they are actually dogs, cats, penguins, etc, who will most certainly be pushing for full legal rights in the near future. The slippery slope is more like a cliff whose edge goes straight into chaotic darkness.  The Bible was 100% correct to predict that the last days would be characterized be lawlessness (Matthew 24:12, Revelation 9:21, 2 Thessalonians 2:7, 2 Thessalonians 2:3, Daniel 8:23, Matthew 13:41).  Complete governmental control of all amoral aspects of life (education, taxes, guns, farming, monetary policy, etc) and virtually no...
  • How the Hays Code Brought Us the Sensational Screen Kiss

    04/16/2016 7:06:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 16, 2016 | William F. Greene
    Sometimes restrictions serve to bring out our creativity in startling and memorable ways There was a time in the early years of motion pictures when a kiss was the ultimate expression of love. Anything beyond a brush of the lips was left to the imagination, and love scenes were actually more potent because of it.In the 1930s a strict code dictated to directors and writers the lines of demarcation between what was permissible, not only for lovemaking, but also for vulgarity and other delicate themes. Though marked in part by what was considered backward in the era [i.e., miscegenation – ed],...
  • Whose Morality?

    04/07/2016 7:13:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- In a recent interview for the BBC2 series Inside Obama's White House," President Obama sounded somewhat wistful as he spoke to an interviewer about how he has tried to use his voice "to move things toward a more ethical and moral outcome." The question of morals and ethics has been debated since the dawn of humanity. It won't be settled by the shifting winds of politics, because not everyone can agree on what is moral and what is not. Dictionary.com defines morality: "Conformity to the rules of right conduct." Ah, but here's the rub. That definition...
  • What John Adams Knew -- Donald Trump: the populist demogogue John Adams anticipated

    03/18/2016 5:53:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 77 replies
    National Review ^ | 3-18-16 | Kevin Williamson
    There is a line from John Adams of which conservatives, particularly those of a moralistic bent, are fond: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." The surrounding prose is quoted much less frequently, and it is stern stuff dealing with one of Adams’s great fears - one that is particularly relevant to this moment in our history. John Adams hated democracy and he feared what was known in the language of the time as "passion." Adams's famous assessment: "I do not say that democracy has been more pernicious on the whole, and in the long run,...
  • Writing Our Own Moral Code

    03/10/2016 5:31:09 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 14 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 3/9/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    At The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (of the Southern Baptist Convention), a recent blog post details the "Six principles of a Jesus-centered moral order." The post is an excerpt from a recent book co-authored by David Kinnaman, the president of Barna Group, a Christian research and communications company. The piece notes that, "in the twentieth century, more and more people began to see Christian morality as standing in the way of a new moral code: the morality of self-fulfillment. Throwing off burdensome traditional mores, people began to imagine life without a bothersome God standing watch." The post also reveals...
  • Which is Better: Repentance or Moral Effort?

    02/22/2016 1:38:05 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 26 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Feb. 22, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    When people fail in doing good and make bad choices some of them feel shame, others try to cover it and hide the shame. Those who hide it, promise to make an effort not to do it again. The promise of a moral effort is a good thing, but is it enough? But how can you say that you will try harder if you do not fill any remorse or repentance for the wrong you have done? See what Father Stephen Freeman writes in this article titled "When Words Fail." The promise to try harder, to work more, to be...
  • Morality vs Spirituality: Which do you follow?

    02/20/2016 2:58:30 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 20 replies
    A highly moral person can be a holy devil. It is very dangerous to see yourself as highly moral person. You may not think it that way, but let's look at the difference between morality and spirituality. What is MoralityMorality is what's in the outside of a human being. Everyone sees it. I am not killing, I am not stealing, I respect people, work heard and am well educated. I am a highly moral person. And let anyone dare to tell me that I am not a moral good person. This is our image of a highly moral person. Isn't...
  • Are We Finally Unhooking from Hook Up Culture?

    02/20/2016 1:22:51 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    Acculturated.com ^ | Chelsea Samuelson
    The decade-old dating website OkCupid has been asking their users personal preference questions since the site’s inception. The company recently released the results of a study on the sexual mores of some million or so users, showing how users’ views have shifted since 2005. The company asked a series of questions and sorted out the answers from both men and women, and further broke them down by those who identified as straight, bisexual, and homosexual. The responses to two questions stand out: When asked “Would you consider sleeping with someone on the first date?” compared to ten years ago every...
  • On the Tragic Passing of Justice Antonin Scalia

    02/14/2016 10:03:06 PM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 15 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 2/15/16 | Yomin Postelnik
    There are people who seek to preserve and protect the fibers of a functional society, the most important of which are decency and morality. Justice Antonin Scalia fought for these values at a time when many others felt it more opportune to destroy these societal pillars, without which no civilization can last. This makes his passing especially tragic and untimely. For the sake of his soul and for the sake of our continued well being, it should also serve as a call to action. There are certain events that remind people how far and off track society has fallen and...
  • Video: Is Israel the world’s most moral army? Yes, says this British Observer of the 2014 Gaza War

    12/08/2015 11:34:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/08/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    To quote Vincent Vega, “That’s a bold statement.” It’s a claim that Col. Richard Kemp, commander of British forces in Afghanistan and an observer to the 2014 war in Gaza, defends in this latest video from Prager University. Kemp makes his argument based on two factors — the reason Israel goes to war (self-defense) and its conduct of war when conflict erupts. Despite claims of widespread war crimes and atrocities, Kemp insists that the IDF’s actions saved lives at risk of their own:CLICK ABOVE LINK FIR THE VIDEO After repeated warnings from Israel to stop, the Israeli Air Force...
  • A few transgender students tie school districts in knots over locker rooms

    10/23/2015 9:28:43 PM PDT · by 100American · 72 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | October 23, 2015 6:51 am | Chicago Tribune
    http://www.gopusa.com/freshink/2015/10/23/a-few-transgender-students-tie-school-districts-in-knots-over-locker-rooms/?subscriber=1 Across America, public schools are faced with a challenge almost unheard of a generation ago: dealing with a student population that isn't sorted neatly into boys and girls. A small but growing number of students and their families are demanding that schools make accommodations for transgender youths, who were born with the body parts of one gender but identify with the other. Which bathrooms should they use? Should they play for the boys sports teams or the girls? Where should they change clothes and shower after gym class or athletic events? Palatine-based Township High School District 211 is prepared...
  • Why Can't Two Gay Brothers Marry?

    10/23/2015 8:42:21 PM PDT · by 100American · 54 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Oct 23, 2015 | Michael Brown
    http://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbrown/2015/10/23/why-cant-two-gay-brothers-marry-n2070299/page/full One of the strongest arguments against consensual adult incest is that incestuous unions could result in children with genetic defects, but since that concern wouldn’t apply to same-sex couples, an Irish political leader has argued that gay cousins should be allowed to “marry.” And that only begs the next obvious question: Why not gay brothers or gay sisters? As reported in the Irish Times, Independent Senator David Norris, himself gay, “has said that gay cousins should be allowed to marry each other following the same-sex marriage referendum.” “It would not take a feather out of me if two cousins...
  • End of Discussion: Feminism-critiquing speech canceled at Williams College following student uproar

    10/23/2015 8:06:18 PM PDT · by 100American · 11 replies
    hotair.com ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2015 | GUY BENSON
    http://hotair.com/archives/2015/10/23/end-of-discussion-anti-feminism-speech-at-williams-college-canceled-following-student-uproar/ This is hysterical, insane nonsense. Having the option of listening to a dissenting voice against the Left’s prevailing orthodoxy on gender roles in no way represents an imposition of harm, let alone “physical harm.” Such intolerant, sub-moronic delirium must be aggressively defied and mocked, not coddled and indulged. Event planners warned Venker that her upcoming address was “stirring a lot of angry reactions among students on campus,” prior to its eventual cancellation. Williams had “never experienced this kind of resistance” to a speaker, she was informed. On America’s college campuses, the heckler’s veto is a distressingly effective method of...
  • NO WHITE HOUSE INVITE FOR THIS KID: Even Though He Made A Life Changing Invention for Vets with PTSD

    10/23/2015 7:25:21 PM PDT · by 100American · 14 replies
    http://clashdaily.com ^ | Published on October 23, 2015 | http://clashdaily.com/
    http://clashdaily.com/2015/10/no-white-house-invite-for-this-kid-even-though-he-made-a-life-changing-invention-for-vets-with-ptsd/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=subscriber_id:19815131&utm_campaign=Liberal%20Chick%20Asks%20Dumb%20Americans%20Who%20This%20%E2%80%98Ben%20Ghazi%E2%80%99%20Guy%20Is%20(WATCH) Ahmed Mohamed makes a ‘clock’ that looks like a briefcase bomb and gets an invite to the White House. But Tyler Skluzacek? Obama probably won’t ever know who he is. Senior Tyler Skluzacek said he was in sixth grade when his dad, Sgt. First Class Patrick Skluzacek, spent a year in Iraq. It had a huge impact. His dad returned with PTSD and night terrors. So Tyler’s team created an app they say helps prevent them.
  • Why NOT having sex may be good for you

    Sex. Some of us do it, most of us like it and we all think about it…. A lot. I know I do (though I was told that it’s normal). Gettin’ busy really isn’t the taboo subject that it once was. Whereas once upon a time the conversation was relegated to whispers behind closed doors, nowadays it’s discussed openly and without shame. As a stand-up comedian, I’ve seen hacks openly depict the most depraved, explicit sexual acts they can think of just to get a laugh out of the audience. Clearly, telling wiener jokes is no longer the treading of...
  • Pushing Back America's Darkness by Speaking Out

    10/12/2015 10:03:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Darkness abounds. Nonetheless wisdom beckons, reminding those who'll listen to make the very best of the dark days we're in rather than allowing these dark days to get the best of us. However, that's not easy. Darkness is easier to adapt to than light. Here in Alaska, summer's glaring midnight sun is pretty offensive at bedtime. But the extra light is good, providing lots of time for healthy activities, leaving a healthier, better you at summer's end. In sharp contrast, winters up here offer minimal light. The lack of light makes it feel almost natural to do what's in reality,...
  • Murder, Motive, and Challenging an Approach

    10/06/2015 8:50:26 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 5, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    September was another month of murders in Chicago. We have seen the murder rate – and the attempted murder rate, too – skyrocket in recent years, in Chicago, Baltimore, New York, St. Louis … all homes of half a century or more of liberal policies, all laboratories of Leftist solutions, all booming centers of the modern welfare state and the omnipresent leviathan. How could this happen, we ask ourselves? Why is the murder rate up? Every time a murder or mass killing occurs, the Left immediately aims the focus of the investigation in the direction of the weapon. Was it...
  • Gallup Signals the GOP: Abandon the Bitter Clingers in Your Backwards Base

    05/27/2015 1:40:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: A new Gallup poll out. Headline: "Americans Continue to Shift Left on Key Moral Issues." Now, before you go off getting depressed about this, let me tell you what the reason for this is, after we give you the details. "Americans are more likely now than in the early 2000s to find a variety of behaviors morally acceptable, including gay and lesbian relations, having a baby outside of marriage and sex between an unmarried man and woman. Moral acceptability of many of these issues is now at a record-high level." It's a subtle message to the Republican Party, and...
  • Bernie Sanders (Like All Socialists) is a Thief Claiming to be a Humanitarian

    09/15/2015 10:58:38 AM PDT · by TBP · 26 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | September 15, 2015 | Gary DeMar
    Most people don't know what a socialist is. Socialist sounds too much like "social." A socialist, I suspect, for most Americans means to be "social." Who could be opposed to that? Bernie Sanders is a Socialist. In reality, he's a theft using the respectability of the United States Senate as cover for his criminal views. Like all socialists, Sanders believes it's OK to steal from people if he can get enough votes and enough support from the people he will be stealing for -- the beneficiaries of his thieving ways. Of course, Sanders isn't the only socialist in Congress. Most...
  • Billy & Billie [The new sexual "entertainment" perverting television]

    09/15/2015 7:17:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    A TV series that follows two step-siblings as they try and navigate their taboo romance....
  • Is Capitalism Moral? [VIDEO]

    09/14/2015 6:45:31 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 30 replies
    Prager U via GoogTube ^ | 14SEP2015 | Walter Williams
    Is capitalism moral or greedy? If it's based on greed and selfishness, what's the best alternative economic system? Perhaps socialism? And if capitalism is moral, what makes it so? Walter Williams, a renowned economist at George Mason University, answers these questions and more. You can support Prager University by clicking here. Free videos are great, but to continue producing high-quality content, even small contributions are greater. LIKE us on Facebook!Follow us on Twitter!If you are an educator and are interested in using material like this in your classroom, click here.
  • Missouri Students Walk Out Of Class In Protest of Transgender Locker Rooms

    09/01/2015 11:08:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 114 replies
    Young Cons ^ | September 1, 2015 11:59 | Andrew Mark Miller
    In what is likely to become a common occurrence in the near future, 150 Missouri high school students walked out of class Monday due to a disagreement as to whether or not a transgender student who was born male should be allowed to use the girls’ locker room. From KMOV 4 St. Louis: **The walkout lasted for about two hours. Roughly 30-40 people showed support for senior Lila Perry, who wants to use the girls’ locker room during gym class. Perry was born a male but said she has identified as a female since 13. **“There’s a lot of ignorance,...
  • Federal judge: Moral objections are enough to override HHS contraception mandate

    09/01/2015 6:52:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    In a stunning decision, a federal judge permanently barred the Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing the contraception mandate under ObamaCare against an employer for moral rather than explicitly religious grounds. Judge Richard Leon, the same DC district court judge that ruled the NSA phone collection program unconstitutional (and was reversed last week), rebuked the federal government for violating the Equal Protection clause by only allowing religious groups a waiver for objections to contraception and other products and services. Ruling in favor of March for Life, Leon said that the 14th Amendment demands equal protection for similarly...
  • Ashley Madison, Josh Duggar and the Nasty Left

    08/26/2015 11:03:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, Internet criminals responsible for hacking the adultery website Ashley Madison released full records of those who registered to use the service. The media began perusing the list -- and naturally, the first major name to hit the media was Josh Duggar. The media busted Duggar several months ago, too, when they released information that the former "19 Kids and Counting" reality star had molested children as a teenager. What makes Duggar's infidelity noteworthy? The fact that he purported to be a religious Christian. In his adulthood, Duggar became executive director of Family Research Council Action, the legislative...
  • Black Lives Don't Matter: No Lives Matter When Life Is Not Sacred

    08/26/2015 8:26:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Star Parker
    Video number eight from the Center for Medical Progress has been released, containing segments of material from its previous seven videos, depicting Planned Parenthood's gruesome commerce in infant body parts. This includes commerce in intact cadavers. One segment shows an executive of one of its client firms laughing about it. This latest video has provoked a new round of demonstrations by thousands across the nation to continue to raise awareness about the sickening, inhumane, and yes, uncivilized behavior that is tolerated in our nation. And even more unbelievably, that taxpayer funds (more than $500 million dollars annually) are funneled...
  • How Do You Know What's Right and Wrong? Left-Right Differences, Part VII

    08/18/2015 6:13:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    How can we determine what is morally right? The answer to this question -- the most important question human beings need to answer -- is a major difference between Left and Right. For conservatives, the answer is, and has always been, that there are moral truths -- objective moral standards -- to which every person is accountable. In America, this has meant accountability to the Creator, the God of the Bible, and to Judeo-Christian values. For the Left, the answer has always been -- meaning since Karl Marx, the father of Leftism -- that there is no transcendent source of...
  • Men, Fornication is for Cowards

    08/09/2015 11:09:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 149 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2015 | Matt Barber
    “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:18 I had an interesting heart-to-heart with my dad the other day. We were discussing my son, his grandson, who was spending time with my folks in Colorado over the summer. At the risk of bragging a bit – my boy, an eighth grader who recently turned 14, is already 6-foot-1, very handsome and a competitive Olympic-style boxer. Evidently, on the previous day a “drop-dead gorgeous” high school girl had made a sexual advance...
  • History’s Complexity Should Discourage Liberals’ Cheap Retroactive Morality

    08/06/2015 5:00:00 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/6/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Some Democratic-party groups are renouncing their once-egalitarian idols, the renaissance genius Thomas Jefferson and the populist Andrew Jackson. Both presidents, some two centuries ago, owned slaves. Consequently, the two men have been suddenly deemed unworthy of further liberal reverence. In Connecticut, for instance, the state Democratic party has removed the two presidents’ names from an annual fundraiser previously known as the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner. There are lots of strange paradoxes in the current frenzied liberal dissection of past sins. One, a historic figure must be near perfect in all dimensions of his or her complex life to now pass progressive muster....
  • Where Does Such Cruelty Come from in a Culture That Prizes Kindness?

    08/04/2015 6:55:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-03-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where Does Such Cruelty Come from in a Culture That Prizes Kindness? Msgr. Charles Pope • August 3, 2015 • What are we to make of cruelty in our culture? At one level, there is demonstrably less cruelty on a daily basis. Many hundreds of years ago, before the emergence of a common civil law, settled governments, and national boundaries, villages were often overrun by roving bands of plunderers or the armies of nearby towns. Feudal lords or landed families were either venting grievances or seeking to increase their territory. City-states had high walls, moats, and embattlements for a reason....
  • Peculiar Preachers [vanity]

    07/29/2015 8:07:20 PM PDT · by Heart-Rest · 34 replies
    PECULIAR PREACHERS These preachers are definitely not modern-day "Billy Grahams". These preachers all claim to be guided by the Bible and the Holy Spirit (as do all Christians). "Knocking 'Em Down" Preacher (Deodorant problem?) "Oi-oi-oi-oi..." Preacher- Video Clip 1- Video Clip 2 (2nd clip is just expanded version of 1st clip) "Jovial" Preacher (of happy memory) (Holy laughter???) "Tattooed" Preacher- Video Clip One- Video Clip Two (Theology of tattoo-ology.) "Screaching" Preacher (Please turn down the volume a tad.) "Laughing" Preacher- Video Clip One- Video Clip Two (More holy laughter???) "Drunken Glory" Preacher- Video - Article "Pro-Queer-Pervert" Deacon / Sunday...
  • Moral decline

    07/26/2015 7:19:52 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 9 replies
    conservapedia.com ^ | November 2010 | conservapedia.com
    Moral decline (or degeneration) refers to the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of morality. The condition of moral decline is seen as preceding or concomitant with the decline in quality of life, as well as the decline of nations. In the words of British lawyer and jurist Judge Devlin (1905 -1992), "an established morality is as necessary as good government to the welfare of society. Societies disintegrate from within more frequently than they are broken up by external pressures."[1] Contents[] 1 Moral standards2 Causality 2.1 Biblical theology2.2 Secular ideology 3 Examples of development and decline...
  • The Vortex—Star-Spangled Heresy

    07/04/2015 12:23:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 154 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | by Michael Voris
    This is a tough Vortex to speak. I’m as patriotic as the next guy. I remember being a young lad of 15 as my country celebrated its bicentennial back in 1976. I watched TV that day from six in the morning until well past midnight as the non-stop, commercial-free, wall-to-wall coverage on the giant national birthday party was broadcast from sea to shining sea. I watched the tall ships sail into New York harbor, saw the explosive fireworks show over D.C. I listened and sang my lungs out with a lump in my throat as Arthur Fielder conducted the Boston...
  • What Now? An Eternal Message of Biblical Morality

    06/28/2015 1:10:24 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 4 replies
    6/28/15 | Yomin Postelnik
    Man made systems and societies are not perfect. But there's a difference between good and productive and that which is tremendously destructive. America was founded upon Judeo-Christian values. In other words, the base and foundation of secular legal morality was Biblical. It is true there are various groups that seek to adhere to the Biblical Code in profoundly different ways, some of which even run opposite to the accepted original meaning of the verses, but all at least sought and spent energy pondering the meaning of G-d's word and what that means for society. And on that foundation, the most...
  • Religion in Latin America

    06/10/2015 6:47:30 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 48 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | November 13, 2014 | Pew Research Center
    [The following are just excerpts from the first 5 sections of an extensive very revealing multifaceted 2014 Pew Research survey. My focus is mainly on the Protestant and Catholic views. Complete Report PDF] Religion in Latin AmericaWidespread Change in a Historically Catholic RegionLatin America is home to more than 425 million Catholics – nearly 40% of the world’s total Catholic population – and the Roman Catholic Church now has a Latin American pope for the first time in its history. Yet identification with Catholicism has declined throughout the region, according to a major new Pew Research Center survey that...
  • The Dissolving Family and the Bio Tech Revolution

    06/02/2015 11:06:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | June 1, 2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    This week’s article for National Catholic Register explores the seismic upheaval that has been the bio tech revolution. We seem blind to the fact that we are living in the midst of the most astounding technological revolution the world has ever seen. Biotechnology is the umbrella term for all the advances we have made in medical know-how, and reproductive technology is the most socially revolutionary subdivision of biotechnology. To put it simply, we no longer approach the transmission of human life as a sacred mystery — but, rather, have reduced it to the status of a baby-making machine that we’ve learned how...
  • Gallup finds taboos increasingly accepted in America: Right and Wrong are so Last Century

    06/02/2015 8:03:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Believe it or not, this isn’t another article about Bruce / Caitlyn Jenner, though the wider question of gender bending could probably be squirreled away in here somewhere. Gallup took time out from polling people about the presidential candidates they like and asked Americans their annual set of questions on taboo subjects and how accepting we tend to be of actions which have been traditionally shunned. If you only went by the headline (Once Taboo, Some Behaviors Now More Acceptable in U.S.) you might think that we’ve suddenly morphed into a nation of hedonists, but the phrase “more acceptable”...
  • Bitter Barbra Streisand Out To DESTROY HILLARY CLINTON! (in shocking new "tell all" book)

    06/01/2015 1:02:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | June 1, 2015 | Steve Herz
    BARBRA STREISAND will use her upcoming autobiography to blow up archenemy Hillary Clinton’s White House campaign, The National ENQUIRER has exclusively learned. The $25 million tell-all is due to be published in 2017, but sources said the devious diva will leak a sensational account about her long-rumored affair with former President Bill Clinton just ahead of the 2016 election! “Barbra is out to torpedo Hillary’s campaign!” a source told The ENQUIRER. “She doesn’t get angry, she gets even."
  • At Sea in an Alien Culture, Where ‘Normal’ Is Defined as ‘Deviant’

    05/26/2015 8:31:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/25/2015 | Quinn Hillyer
    Some of us now struggle to recognize the culture we live in. We are profoundly baffled and greatly disturbed by what seems like a complete inversion of values. The zeitgeist looks at actions that to us seem utterly unremarkable and treats them as major social sins or even illegalities. Yet when other actions strike us as jaw-droppingly outrageous or corrupt, the larger culture shrugs without concern. If nearly half the culture acts and believes in ways that are alien to us, but they are backed by the establishment media hordes, then we in the other half feel utterly adrift...
  • Taking Back Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Abbeville Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | James Rutledge Roesch
    Jefferson, a member of the gentry of Old Virginia, was always regarded as one of the best and brightest of his generation, a gentleman of the finest intellect, taste, and manners. Although Jefferson loved and was loyal to the Union, he was a Virginian first and an American second; Virginia, Jefferson avowed, was his “country.” This order of allegiance – State over Union, or “Society” over “the State” – was firmly rooted in the Old South. Accordingly, in the emerging conflict between the North and the South, Jefferson sided with his own country. “It is true that we are completely...
  • From Freedom to Bondage

    05/11/2015 5:52:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    If we abandon Godliness, we will surely abandon liberty, for without morality, we are incapable of freedom Benjamin Franklin said that only a “virtuous people are capable of freedom.” Franklin understood the importance of a moral society, and how secularism may seem free on the surface, but that a society that abandons the Laws of Nature by Nature’s God ultimately leads themselves to bondage, under human masters and tyrannical statism. The Founding Fathers recognized the truth about human nature, primarily viewing it from a classical Christian angle. Our rights are self-evident, but so is the fact that while humans are...
  • The Chains of Government Strengthens as our Morality Weakens

    05/09/2015 5:05:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/15 | Leigh Bravo
    Must we accept that we are no longer the electorate and the elected, but the ruling and the ruled? “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”- Benjamin Franklin What has happened to the United States? Many say that it is a natural progression that is inevitable, but is it actually the breakdown of our morals, our ethics, our family structure and our school systems? Is it the inevitable “chains of government,” that have slowly but surely bound us with the very freedoms we claim to embrace? In...