Inhuman? Yes, as in this: "Police confiscated the boy’s laptop and discovered images and videos featuring girls as young as 4 being sexually abused by adults," reports LifeSiteNews.com.
Inhuman? Yes, as in this: "Police confiscated the boy’s laptop and discovered images and videos featuring girls as young as 4 being sexually abused by adults," reports LifeSiteNews.com.
"Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed a pledge from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) pledging to oppose same-sex marriage and advance a constitutional marriage amendment," reports CNSNews.com.
On the question of that anti-Bachmann hit piece in the New Yorker, don't miss this from philosopher Douglas Groothuis:
Those who tar and feather "dominionists" are confusing their readers by conflating Rushdoony's reconstructionism with the thinking of Schaeffer and Pearcey. Worse yet, Lizza and company may believe that any Christian influence in politics is dangerous and un-American. If so, they should reread and ponder the First Amendment's guarantee of religious freedom and the freedom of speech. Christians are free to be active members in the public square -- along with those of other religions or none. Erecting "dominionist" straw men does nothing to advance this noble cause of freedom.
For more on this, please see, "Francis Schaeffer Expert Offers Facts on Michele Bachmann, Francis Schaeffer, and Dominionism," at Uncommon Descent.
Judith Reisman and Mary McAlister write:
Our children are under attack by an insidious and virulent enemy.
On August 17, 2011, more than 50 activists attended a conference for “minor-attracted adults,” i.e., pedophiles, which sought to eliminate the “stigma” attached to pedophilia and to redefine pedophilia as a normal “sexual orientation.”
The United States Department of Justice has determined that 64 percent of forcible sodomy victims are boys under the age of 12 and that 58,200 children were kidnapped by non-family members in 1999.
So-called “experts” in the field of human sexuality claim that children are sexual not only from birth, but even in the womb and are willing participants in sexual acts with adults.
Read the entire story at LifeSiteNews.com.
Pro-family advocates who attended a controversial pro-pedophilia conference in Baltimore last week say they were profoundly shaken by what they saw and heard.
“As a former law enforcement officer I’ve dealt with situations involving suicide, homicide and other violence. That said, I’ve never felt the level of spiritual oppression and evil that I felt in that room,” Liberty Counsel Action Vice President Matt Barber told LifeSiteNews.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is offering advice to parents and teens about sex education, including assurances that teens may “experiment” with homosexuality as part of “exploring their own sexuality,” and that masturbation should be of concern only “if a child seems preoccupied with it to the exclusion of other activities.”
Crackpot perverts are running the federal government and soiling America. In violation of the Creator (see the Declaration of Independence) and his norms for human family and human sexuality, HHS is laying the foundation for pedophilia.
And in violation of the U.S. Constitution, which does not authorize the creation of a Department of Health and Human Services, the federal government has set itself up as the utterly secularized Parent of America, dispensing not liberating truth about God and Man, however, but 60s-style propaganda straight out of the sexual devolution.
One now begins to wonder how history will judge Barack Obama, as the first black president or as the first pornographic president?
Dear Mr. Obama: How about your and your regime keeping your laws, your "values," and your depraved worldview off our bodies, our children, and our nation?
We reject you. We choose freedom. We choose love, not lust, for our children.
If you don't want to follow the job description for presidents and the federal government, as laid out in the Declaration and Constitution, please quit lying to us and resign your position. I'm sure Larry Flynt has an opening.
The Democrat Congressperson from LA gives us another terrific way to start the week -- with "another chapter in the Democratic annals of civility," says Rick Moran at American Thinker.
For background information, you may want to read "Dangerous Influences: The New Yorker, Michele Bachmann, and Me."
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says the lesson learned from President Barack Obama vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard while the economy continues to go under is the president has no sense of '"urgency" when it comes to confronting the nation’s fiscal malaise.
The presidential hopeful also told Fox News' Sean Hannity Thursday Obama "can’t give up his fantasies of a bureaucratic socialism."
"Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has delivered a sharp response to investor Warren Buffett’s plea for the wealthy to pay more in taxes, saying the billionaire should 'write a big check today'." reports Newsmax.
A Reader Writes:
Who could possibly be more "dominionist" than the "gay" activists who are forcing their worldview and agenda on every man, woman, and child in America? -- Marilyn Miller
The following guest column is from Richard Weikart, professor of history at California State University, Stanislau. He is the author of four books.In his recent New Yorker article and NPR interview, Ryan Lizza tries to evoke fear of Michele Bachmann by alleging that she has been heavily influenced by “dominionism.” The two chief culprits allegedly spreading this pernicious “dominionism” to Bachmann and others are the prominent Christian intellectuals Francis Schaeffer and Nancy Pearcey.
Accusing Schaeffer and Pearcey of peddling dominionism -- and associating Bachmann with it -- is a serious charge, since Lizza defines it as those who believe: “Christians, and Christians alone, are Biblically mandated to occupy all secular institutions until Christ returns.” Sounds like theocracy to me.
Aside from the fact that Lizza never produces any quotations from Bachmann showing that she endorses dominionism, does his guilt-by-association argument hold any water? Were Schaeffer and Pearcey tainted by dominionism?
As an undergraduate in the late 1970s I read just about everything that Schaeffer wrote. I read Schaeffer’s Christian Manifesto (1981), his most political book, as soon as it was published.
Even though I do not agree with Schaeffer’s position on political activism therein, it is hard to see how he could have stated his opposition to theocracy more plainly. He stated, “First, we must make definite that we are in no way talking about any kind of theocracy. Let me say that with great emphasis.”
In the next paragraph he argued, “There is no New Testament basis for a linking of church and state until Christ, the King returns.” He then criticized the Roman emperors Constantine and Theodosius for merging church and state, calling it a mistake causing “great confusion.” Schaeffer was a strong opponent of theocracy (and thus dominionism), Lizza’s revisionist history notwithstanding.
Casting Nancy Pearcey as an evil dominionist influence on Bachmann, as Lizza does, is even more bizarre. By way of full disclosure, I have met and corresponded with Pearcey, and she even sent me her manuscript Total Truth -- the one that Bachmann mentioned as important -- before it was published.
Though I don’t agree with all of Pearcey’s political views, nowhere have I seen even a hint that she thinks Christians should shoulder everyone else aside to take sole control of the government, economy, or culture.
Indeed Pearcey believes that Christians should apply their worldview to every facet of their lives, including politics, but one of these Christian insights she insists on is that Christians should be servants to others. As with Schaeffer, love, not domination, is the driving force in her worldview.
That such a savvy political correspondent as Lizza could get things so wrong is disheartening. This is especially so, because one of his main gripes about Bachmann is that she doesn’t always get her facts straight.
I suppose Lizza is just illustrating the truth of that Biblical adage that those who judge others condemn themselves, because they do the same things.
Disclaimer: This article should not be misconstrued as an endorsement of Bachmann’s candidacy.
Jesse Mullins offers an in-depth profile of Nancy Pearcey -- with observations from columnist David Limbaugh, World magazine's Marvin Olasky, "Hank the Cowdog" mega-author John Erickson, and more.
Fans and friends of Nancy should really enjoy this in-depth, 4,000-word-plus profile.
It will require courage and a commitment to free-thinking, but disciples of sheltered ideological, formerly mainstream media outlets such as the New Yorker may also want to turn in here for a far more fair and balanced look at the life and times and thinking of my favorite editor at large of The Pearcey Report.
"One day after winning the Iowa straw poll, GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann did a victory lap Sunday, hitting all the major political talk shows and pushing the message that she is the Republican best qualified to defeat President Obama," reports the Washington Times.
And he "blamed everything that ails Washington and the nation on Republicans," writes Glenn Cook in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Hat tip: Drudge
Touchstone magazine helps frame the real intent of that anti-Bachmann hit piece in the New Yorker.
And note: Somehow or other, despite being castigated as dangerously influenced by a "dominionist" such as Nancy Pearcey (and Francis Schaeffer), Bachmann won the Ames, Iowa, straw poll today.
Some will, no doubt, conclude that Washington was right all along: There's no trusting the American people. They're dangerous. Keep an eye on those Iowa folk.
If you haven't seen it yet, here is Nancy's reply to the New Yorker.
Bill Bumpas writes at OneNewsNow:
One skeptic says Al Gore appears to be growing frustrated with those who don't buy into his campaign to fight supposed "global warming," and the latest evidence of that came during a recent speech in Colorado.
Gore spoke earlier this month at the Aspen Institute in Colorado, where Climate Depot executive editor Marc Morano says the former vice president's tone was a lament to the failure of man-made global warming claims.
"He voiced his frustration with copious amounts of curse words. He lost his cool, he lost his composure, and he made a lot of silly scientific statements claiming that volcanoes couldn't be an explanation, that sun spots couldn't be an explanation," Morano reports.
"The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll released Wednesday found that 42 percent of likely U.S. voters believe tea partiers get it, while 34 percent say the average congressman and senator isn’t clued in at all to the economic and other problems facing the country," reports Newsmax.
A group of therapists dedicated to providing therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction has criticized the American Psychological Association’s (APA) new declaration in favor of same-sex “marriage” as tainted by primarily political motivations. . . .
Dr. Julie Hamilton, President of The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), said the declaration was another instance of the APA inappropriately playing the standard-bearer for a political cause.
“The APA far too often bases their position statements on political ideology rather than scientific findings. . . . Although the APA is regarded as a professional, scientifically based organization, far too often it does not function as such.”
Hamilton noted that Drs. Rogers Wright and Nicholas Cummings, both former top APA officials, have disclosed that “many of the APA’s decisions are influenced by ideology rather than research” in their book, Destructive Trends in Mental Health.
“As a result, the APA cannot be viewed as a reliable source of scientific information, and the stances they take therefore lack any real value,” she said.
And not just Nancy because of her more than 100,000-copies selling book Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity ("Wonderful" book, says Bachmann), but also Francis Schaeffer because of his work, including the 10-part film series How Should We Then Live? and his book A Christian Manifesto.
Equally as dangerous as Total Truth, I would suggest, and perhaps even more so, is Nancy's new book Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning. I hope Michele and Marcus Bachmann put this new rascal on their reading and thinking list. But don't let the teenagers get ahold of it!
So who is Nancy? Not mentioned in the New Yorker is that Bachmann once told me, by phone, when Bachmann was a Minnesota state senator and considering a run for Congress, that she had two heroes: "Ann Coulter and Nancy Pearcey."
Nancy is a former agnostic, who, like me, embraces critical thinking as a way of life. This too is, perhaps to some, seen as dangerous and even subversive. To us, it's simply being human and taking responsibility for one's ideas and one's choices in life. I think Camus might have liked that. I like Camus; he played soccer, like me.
For some reason, the so-called elite establishments in politics and media seem frightfully worried about the resurgence of a people who can live and think for themselves.
We're not afraid of the big questions, and we're not bigoted toward possible rational answers to the big questions, even if, as the Founding Fathers noticed, the possible answers involve taking seriously the subversive and liberating influence of the Creator.
This divine subversion, as you may recall, upset the reactionary, non-critical-thinking establishment of its own day. Imagine, those extremist tea-partiers actually had the audacity to write it up in the Declaration of Independence (is that document still legal in New Yorker land?). By the way, here is the, sadly, all-too-predictable New Yorker hit piece on Bachmann. Enjoy!
Aaron Goldstein recently visited the "People's Republic of Cambridge to attend a discussion about the Tea Party sponsored by the Ethical Society of Boston," and this is his report.
Rivendell Sanctuary faculty member Nancy Pearcey will join Hank Hanegraaff tomorrow on his "Bible Answer Man" radio program.
Listen here at 6 pm Eastern for a discussion of "Sex, Lies, and Secularism" in relation to Nancy's new book Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning.
And given that a lengthy, snarky New Yorker article on Michele Bachmann is now quoting Bachmann as saying Nancy's book Total Truth is "wonderful," don't be surprised if a little politics enters into the discussion, as well.
From Michele Bachmann:
This tragedy is a sad reminder of the debt of gratitude and honor that we owe to the courageous men and women of the U.S. military, those guardians of freedom who protect American liberty while standing watch on distant ramparts across the world.
The congresswoman's complete statement is here.
The Valley Girl Apologist explains all, including what every pastor needs to do.
Alan Sears, president and CEO of the Alliance Defense Fund, writes:
Ours is nation built on liberty, the ideals of Western Civilization, and prayer. It is also a nation under assault by people who wish to erase prayer from the list: this much was evident in the vitriol hurled at Texas Gov. Rick Perry when he recently called his fellow governors and President Obama to join him for prayer for our nation.
The current backlash is due either to a genuine lack of knowledge concerning prayer’s place in American history or a seeming untamable desire, on the part of some, to usher in a secular state. For those who seek secularization, there’s probably not much that can be done here to change their mind, but for those whose animosity toward prayer in America is the result of a lack of historical proof, perhaps some good can be done in the next few paragraphs. . . .
Here is the rest of "Prayer and the Fabric of America."
No only is fly-over country in America swarming with terroristic families and terroristic individuals who insist on balancing their own budgets, and would like to see various levels of government do the same, but also "Tea Party terrorists in charge of both France and Italy are pushing balanced budgets there."
Rivendell Sanctuary has just ordered a shipment of Nancy's great book (if I may say so!) Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity for our semester of Socratic-style studies on critical thinking, theology, and philosophy, beginning August 18.
We offer many additional readings as well, but it's terrific to be able to make the kind of content available in foundational works such as Total Truth to students brave enough to think for themselves and to walk wisely in this world.
Human Events reports:
Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann, Former Gov. of Massachsetts Mitt Romney, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum signed a pledge that lays out specific steps to defend traditional marriage in America.
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) authored the pledge, and the pledge has committed the candidates to a set of five specific stances.
1.) A constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman
2.) Appoint federal judges who are committed to the judicial philosophy of Originalism
3.) Defend the Defense of Marriage Act
4.) Establish a presidential commission on religious liberty
5.) Push legislation that gives the people in Washington D.C. the right to vote on marriage.
"A pro-family leader says he's appalled by the call from a radical homosexual group for military recruiters to reach out to homosexuals once they are officially allowed to join the U.S. military," reports OneNewsNow.
"Robert Knight, a senior fellow at the American Civil Rights Union, says no one should be surprised that the homosexual lobby wants special treatment from recruiters," reports OneNewsNow.
This "can't stand" says Knight. "It will wreck our military. People of good conscience will have to leave the military and in fact many have already said they're going to."
According to OneNewsNow, "Knight alleges the entire 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal process was a sham."
This from Sarah Palin, as quoted by Newsmax:
Independent, patriotic Americans who desire fiscal sanity in our beloved nation being called terrorists -- Sean, if we were really domestic terrorists, shoot, President Obama would be wanting to pal around with us, wouldn’t he?
"Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says the GOP House should not have agreed to raise the debt ceiling, but instead should have prioritized spending so that the government would stop allocating money it doesn’t have," reports Newsmax.