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God has One Foot Out the Door [Part 3: Evil Alive and Well in the US]

Posted on 11/24/2003 4:53:36 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March

In some ways, US ethics could be called better. But in the ways that count most, the ethics of the typical US citizen are worse. Thank God there are a few pockets with some level of morality. But first let's take a look at just how bad it's getting.

1. Detroit's Eternal Shame

Woman motorist jumps to her death

Onlookers cheer as bridge tragedy unfolds

By Jennifer Loven , Associated Press Writer

DETROIT -- As dozens of onlookers gathered, and some cheered, three men pulled a woman from her car, ripped off her clothes, then chased her until she either jumped or was forced off a bridge to her death. None of the 40 or so passersby tried to help Deletha Word during the confrontation that began with two minor traffic accidents early Saturday on Belle Isle, said police Sgt. John Morel.

A man who arrived late tried to rescue her from the Detroit River but couldn't reach her. The 33-year-old woman's body, missing a leg, was found several miles downstream later that morning.


Note that many other reports mention she was beaten with a car jack/crowbar:

Michigan v. Welch (4/96)

The incident stunned a nation. A woman plunges to her death in the Detroit River as a crowd of onlookers stands idly by as she is attacked.

Martell Welch was charged with murder in the August 19, 1995, drowning death of Deletha Word, who drowned after jumping into the river after Welch beat her up following a traffic accident.

The altercation began when Welch and Word were involved in a minor fender bender in the early morning hours while driving back from Belle Isle, a popular island park in the river between the United States and Canada. Just before they got to the bridge to return to the mainland, Word's car hit Welch.

Several witnesses described a brutal beating that ended with Welch threatening Word with a tire jack and saying he was going to use it to "beat her brains out."


Welch was sentanced, but what is the verdict of the onlookers? What is happening to our nation! THIS HAPPENED IN THE United States! 40 or so onlookers? Some CHEERED? If God walks out the door, I do not blame Him.

2. Young ladies and their newborns:

Baby found dead in store toilet


Sept. 12 - State police continue to investigate the death of a baby found in a public toilet at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Hazle Township Thursday night.


March 7, 2000

Scholarship Student Killed Newborn, Cops Say

Allegedly Suffocated Baby Girl and Put Body in Trash

ByStephanie Kirch

APB Online



A college scholarship student, whose church paid some of her tuition, has been indicted on charges of killing her baby after giving birth in a male friend's apartment and then putting the newborn girl's body in a local trash dump.

Christina Marie Fiske, 21, of Franklin was indicted by a Jackson County grand jury Monday on one count of first-degree murder, one count of felony child abuse resulting in injury and one count of concealing the birth of a child.


Yeah, it's really bad, huh? Good thing it's illegal. But how can we tell these young ladies it's no different than abortion? Our nation's sense of right and wrong is deteriorating.

3. The Tom Leykis Show

No way am I going to promote this man with a link. I listened to his radio show because, as I see it, he is a threat to this nation's soul. He tells women that they are not entitled to child support 'because they could have chosen abortion'. When I was listening a few years ago, he had women breaking down, sobbing, agreeing with him.

Leykis has a coded message system worked out for young men and women to invite lewd behavior, even though they are complete strangers. The men flash their headlights, and the women flash their breasts.

Here's what one reporter, Jeremy Reynalds, heard Leykis say during "Flash Friday"...

"To research this article, I tuned in for about an hour Friday to Leykis' show. It was worse than I ever imagined. One call was from a 10-year old who was in the car with his dad driving on a California highway hoping to see a woman expose her breasts, or "racks," as Leykis calls them. The youngster had more chance than you might imagine, as it was a "flash Friday" on Leykis' show. That's the day when Leykis encourages women to "flash" guys who are driving with their headlights on. "Leykis told listeners how "special" it was that this youngster was going to see his first "rack" along with his dad. Then as if that wasn't bad enough, Leykis asked the boy if his mother (yes, you read right, his mother) had a nice "rack."


Tom Lykis was also heavilly involved with the Seattle Incident, which we cover next.

4. The Seattle Incident.

Commuters' mood turns ugly as suicide try snarls I-5 traffic

Wednesday, August 29, 2001



Passing motorists, Metro bus passengers and truck drivers hurled insults and urged a distraught woman to jump from her perch on the railing of the Interstate 5 Ship Canal Bridge Tuesday morning.

High above the Ship Canal, a distraught 26-year-old woman sits on the southbound railing of the Interstate 5 bridge yesterday morning after leaving her car. Police rushed to the scene to try to talk the 26-year-old Tacoma-area woman out of attempting suicide. But as the region's busiest freeway disintegrated into a massive traffic jam, the mood of some commuters grew ugly.

"People were yelling, 'Jump, bi###, jump!'" Seattle Police Department spokesman Clem Benton said. "Now who wants to hear that in this type of a situation?"

One Seattle radio station appeared to poke fun at the woman's predicament, peppering its live broadcast with splashdown sound effects.

Fearful that she would succumb to the taunts, police shut the freeway down in both directions at 8 a.m., snarling thousands of motorists for more than two hours. Traffic was backed up from Northgate to the West Seattle Bridge exit. Side streets quickly became clogged. The woman finally jumped, taking a 160-foot plunge into Lake Union.

Surprisingly, she survived the equivalent of a fall from a 16-story building. Last night, she was listed in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center.


Tom Leykis meddled in this matter unmercifully. He called her a 'publicity whore'. But then, he made her name public, assuming she would want to remain anonymous. He praised Seattle for having callous 'maturity'. And when a Seattle reporter berated Leykis, the Tom Leykis fans cyber-tarred-and-feathered the man with emails:



Tom Leykis wasted no time. Right after I wrote that he deserves a room in hell, he commanded his Radioland minions to attack, attack, attack.

They did.

Their thoughtful greetings, most of which were unfit for print, came my way by e-mail and phone after Tom blasted Seattle journalists on his national radio show Thursday. Tom singled me out, saying I had no business lambasting his decision to publicize the name of the woman who jumped from the Ship Canal Bridge.


Emperor Tom has no clothes.

Stripped, Tom is a peddler of misogyny and misinformation, a radio shock jock who promotes gross simplifications as facts and confuses shrill tones with dialogue.

In short, he's a symbol of what is wrong with our modern culture -- cynicism has trumped optimism, crudeness has beat down class.


It is debatable, however, whether the woman, filled with mental anguish and pain, is a public figure who should have her name plastered before the public. And for what? To satisfy a radio personality's quest for ratings under the cloak of the right to know?


Yeah, Tom Leykis is evil, all right. But he has many followers, and that's what is scary about him. Then again, that is no worse than the rock band, KISS [once called Kids In Service of Satan, now called Knights in Service of Satan] or ACDC. Look at all their followers, sheep to the slaughter.

6. The Good in America: I promised to write about the good in America. I lied. After all, that's SOP in the US these days. Yes we have good in America. But the good is neutered. The wicked swagger boldly across this land, unchecked.

Conclusion: Evil is alive and well in the US. We have people openly calling themselves satanists. We have children more angry about the killing of animals than of people. We have sodomists as scout leaders, teachers, and even a sodomizing Bishop who abandoned his family. God is almost out the door, ladies and gentlemen. It's amazing we are still as blessed as we are.

Some of you think God is a fairy tale. By Wednesday evening, God willing, I will provide compelling evidence that God is no fairy tale, because the Bible is the most amazing book ever written. There are miraculous gems in the Bible. There is no excuse to be an atheist when you see it for yourself.


TOPICS: Editorial; Your Opinion/Questions

1 posted on 11/24/2003 4:53:37 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Please add me to your ping.....
2 posted on 11/24/2003 4:57:19 PM PST by netmilsmom (Proudly, A painful wart on the big toe of progress--No gay marriage!)
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To: netmilsmom; All
Part 2: Infanticide and the NEA
Part 1, Rise of the Anti-Christians
3 posted on 11/24/2003 5:02:02 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: ladyinred; goldstategop; Brian S; Drango; gcruse; TonyRo76; BlkConserv; WhiteGuy; logician2u; ...
4 posted on 11/24/2003 5:04:15 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Geist Krieger
I mean't to quote you in my op-ed. But I was getting rushed near the end and forgot. You wrote in Post 8...
in Part 2...
...Christianity is growing in public schools despite liberal secular humanist indoctrination...i.e. "Meet You At The Pole" over a million (it was reported) students praying at the flagpoles. Many student-led Bible studies and prayer meetings before and after school. All this despite those who would 'forbid the little ones to come unto Him". [There is a 'millstone waiting for their necks]. Home schooling is steadily rising. Christian schools and colleges are increasing, like Patrick Henry, Liberty University, Hilsdale, and Regent University, etc.

Christian / Jesus festivals are on the increase. Promise Keepers is still on the rise. Many leaders and staff in Washington [Representatives, Senators and other Federal Departments and agencies] have regular prayer meetings.

There is evidence of 'judgement beginning in the House of the Lord': first the Evangelicals [Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Baker and others], then the Catholics [the exposure of homosexual priests], and now the Episcopal Church division-split-cleansing.

Dead mainline denominational churches and liberal doctrine churches are becoming empty, while Churches that preach the pure gospel and speak the truth with boldness are growing.

This country still sends the most Bibles, Christian aid workers and other aid from Christians to help ease suffering and spread the gospel of Christ around the world.

In spite of what has been widely reported, it has been documented the in truth and in fact, Christianity is growing faster than Islam or any other religion. This documentation has been laid out by authors such as Philip Jenkins in his book "The Next Chistendom: The Coming of Global Christianity" and by David Aikman in his book "Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity Is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power." This is due to contributions of Christian materials and media (SW radio & satellite TV) from the United States...

Very well written. Very detailed. Your entire post was well-written.

Yes, we have good in us and we do good things. But are we good enough? Do we fight and challenge our nation's evils enough? Do we care enough? Do we submit to God enough? I would say, not nearly enough. I believe that God is not pleased with America as it is today. I do not know when His patience will run out. God is very patient. But our civilization's soul is rotting.

[I'll be taking a break tomorrow. Then, I should have time to write the rest during the Thanksgiving vacation. FReegards....]
5 posted on 11/24/2003 5:19:16 PM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
I hear ya brother!

God is alive and well... and currently working on a less ambitious project. :)
6 posted on 11/24/2003 5:21:24 PM PST by Search4Truth (When a man lies he murders some part of the world.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Please add me to your ping list. Thanks.
7 posted on 11/24/2003 5:44:00 PM PST by Lucy Lake
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Here's a sad commentary on our Nation.......when the horrors hit our Nation on 9-11, many people across the fruited plains were humbled by these events and turned to face their God. Churches reported record attendance in the weeks to follow. This Nation exhibited great patriotism, the likes to which I have never seen. We all stood United against Evil forces. Many turned and sought a greater power than themselves. We were, for a brief time anyway, brothers and sisters united in a common cause. ........BUT......

BUT, it was only for a season. Church attendance soon diminished to it's origins, Patriotism faded, brotherhood vanished, and soon we were all right back to our jaded and self-centered lifestyles. Sadly, the horrors of 9-11 only resonated with those already a Christian.

So, if 9-11 was indeed the partial removal of God's protective hand on this Nation and this is the response by it's people.......well folks, it's only a matter of time before this Nation faces an even greater horror, something unimaginable. Spirtual speaking, this Nation is sleepwalking and it's very scary to comprehend the wake up call that will be coming.
8 posted on 11/24/2003 6:33:11 PM PST by Prolifeconservative (If there is another terrorist attack, the womb is a very unsafe place to hide.)
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To: Prolifeconservative
Sadly, the horrors of 9-11 only resonated with those already a Christian.

Oh, please. Do you really believe that? Your generalizations are amazing.
9 posted on 11/24/2003 6:38:27 PM PST by BikerNYC
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
"Some of you think God is a fairy tale. By Wednesday evening, God willing, I will provide compelling evidence that God is no fairy tale, because the Bible is the most amazing book ever written. There are miraculous gems in the Bible."

The Word of [El Elyon] Lord Almighty God Most High who created the Heavens and the Earth and the whole Universe [Cosmos] and possesses them and sustains them by His Power, is Might and His Glory. Written by the Holy Spirit of God through His covenant children of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob [Israel] primarily to Israel and concerning Israel. The Law and the Prophets; the history and poetry; even the New Covenant [Testament].

Many hundreds of prophesies fulfilled down to the very last and smallest detail. Many more prophesies yet to be fulfilled concerning His covenant people Israel.

Consider the mislabeled coming "Battle of Armageddon". It is not the Battle of Armageddon, but the Battle For Jerusalem. Armageddon is just a staging area.

Since 1967 Jerusalem is now back under control of the Israelites. The time for Jerusalem to be trodden under the feet of the Gentiles is now over.
There are those that are calling for a "Palestinian State" with Jerusalem divided. This will not happen. Among those calling for this Palestinian State and division is the "Quartet" made up of Russia, The European Union, The United Nations and non other than our United States Department of State. Included is even our beloved President...a Christian that should know better.

Our President calls the religion of "spirit of anti-Christ that is now come into the world" better known as Islam, "the religion of peace" and he and our government even support it by funding the Palestinians. By the way, "anti-Christ" means "to replace Christ" more than it means "to be against Christ". That describes Islam to perfectly.

The nations will gather together to make war against Jerusalem. Will our nation be in it with "the Quartet"? Or will we fight along side Israel when push really comes to shove? Unfortunately, the Bible focuses it's prophesies on Israel and not on the United States. I don't have the answer to that question.

Almighty God Himself said: "I Am the Lord, I change not" and Paul said "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever".
First come the warnings: floods, drought, tornadoes, hurricanes, pestilence and fires. God may not directly do these things, but as in the case of Job, He has created the destroyer to destroy. Is God evil or unjust? Never! On the other hand, will God let His Will and plans be thwarted or even frustrated? No again!

The question then is: do we heed the warnings or do we continue on in our sin [meaning missing the mark or bull's-eye of the target] and the warnings get more severe to the point of all-out judgement? Or, will we humble ourselves pray and repent and seek God's face and turn from our wicked ways, so that He will hear from Heaven and forgive us and heal our land?
I don't know the answer to that question either

We now have a choice: "life or death, blessing or cursing". Will we declare as Joshua "as for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord"?

We as a nation The United States of America may end up as did the others nations that made up the statue of Daniel: Babylonian Empire destroyed and gone; The Medo-Persian Empire defeated and destroyed; The Greek Empire defeated and destroyed and The Roman Empire defeated and gone, but for some remnants of which we are made up from...

We have a choice. I pray that it is the right one, because when the salt has lost it's saltiness, it is good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled under the feet of men.

End of diatribe or as Drudge says:


10 posted on 11/24/2003 6:40:40 PM PST by KriegerGeist ("The weapons of our warefare are not carnal, but mighty though God for pulling down of strongholds")
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Thank you, Arthur. Glad you're still here now and then...........FRegards
11 posted on 11/24/2003 6:54:16 PM PST by gonzo (A brain is a terrible thing, and it must be stopped, before I kill someone...)
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To: BikerNYC
Church attendance has dwindled right back to pre-9/11 totals. While this may not be good enough for you to quantify the effects of 9-11, it is for me.

You called my statement a "amazing" generalization but you put nothing forward to explain why it isn't an amazing generalization. So please explain yourself. I'd love to hear your viewpoint.
12 posted on 11/24/2003 7:06:53 PM PST by Prolifeconservative (If there is another terrorist attack, the womb is a very unsafe place to hide.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Those whom God loves, He chastizes when they go astray, for their own good. History suggests that although sometimes He takes precision aim at a flagrant sinner, more usually the innocent suffer along with the guilty. For instance Earl Harald, who betrayed his country to the Danes and committed flagrant blasphemy at Mass, choked to death on a piece of bread. But that sort of targeted justice is uncommon.

The Babylonian Exile was typical. The wicked who stayed in Jerusalem perished, the Ten tribes who had earlier split away from Jerusalem into the Northern Kingdom vanished from history, and the remnant were taken into captivity. That remnant included wise and virtuous men such as Daniel. There the Jews suffered exile for many years, until God was satisfied that they had learned their lesson. At that point, Cyrus overthrew the Babylonians and restored the Jews to Israel.

If God decides to punish the United States, it may be for our own good. But the good and the innocent will inevitably suffer with the ones who provoke this punishment. IF you take the WTC as a divine punishment--and I am by no means saying that that is the case--then it would still be typical, because many or most of the victims were probably innocent. Although it may also be said that an extraordinary number of people escaped the disaster, some almost miraculously. I know two such instances, including one of my children.
13 posted on 11/24/2003 7:27:11 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Leykis used to be on in my area years ago. At that time he was a liberal, a creep certainly, but nothing like the shock jock he has become now. He didn't last here in the more conservative Central Valley of California, so I suppose his ratings were the driving force behind his advancing pornography type show. Without that he wouldn't exist I bet, as most liberal talk shows do not.

I understand 60 minutes did a piece last night on the growing porno industry and how much money is in it and that even names like Time Warner are part of it. We have taken the slippery slope into the pit in this nation that is for sure. Another winner Arthur.
14 posted on 11/24/2003 7:47:19 PM PST by ladyinred (Talk about a revolution, look at California!!! We dumped Davis!!!)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Arthur, please ping me on your next installment. I can feel what you have written deep in my gut.

Thanks for your effort.
15 posted on 11/24/2003 8:39:10 PM PST by bulldogs (support Lt. Col. West)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
read later
16 posted on 11/24/2003 8:46:37 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: Prolifeconservative
Church attendance has dwindled right back to pre-9/11 totals. While this may not be good enough for you to quantify the effects of 9-11, it is for me.

There's a simple reason for that, and it's very much akin to the reason why only a tiny percentage (<5%) of people who go forward to "make a decision" at a Billy Graham crusade are still in church 5 years later.

17 posted on 11/24/2003 10:18:03 PM PST by Lexinom ("No society rises above its idea of God." -unknown)
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To: Prolifeconservative
"So, if 9-11 was indeed the partial removal of God's protective hand..."

I think the first bombing in NYC was the beginning of the removal of His Hand, after we elected evil as our leader, our president. Then came OKC bombing... I watched the grieving people on tv, many of them seemed pleased enough to see the evil pig preening in front of them and the tv cameras, that they momentarily forgot their grief. The evil pig relegated homosexuality beyond mere tolerance or acceptance, but to the point of "worship" and our temples became filled with them... That was always a no-no in the Bible, allowing the perverted into our temples... So, I don't think our Father is very happy right now with most of us...
18 posted on 11/24/2003 10:29:41 PM PST by tinacart ((I still hate hitlery!!))
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Evil was, is, and will always be with us until His return. What's troubling is when it is sanctioned by the State as is the current situtation in the U.S.. I enjoy your well thought out pieces, but please, enjoy this holiday we are still very blessed.
19 posted on 11/25/2003 12:46:50 PM PST by stevio
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Add me to your ping list if you would
20 posted on 11/25/2003 12:51:06 PM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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