When I post, I will try to do so in this format but I cannot promise each and every time will be done with this method.
The way in which opponents of gay marriage are all lumped together and the way all Muslims are all lumped together and the way all liberals are all lumped together and the way Blacks are all lumped together and the way that women are all lumped together are all signs of the fact that the advice of Hitler is being followed almost to the letter. The foes of these groups- those of a different or differing ideological mindset- are more than happy to lump even very divergent forms of thought into one giant pot so that, rather than discussing actual issues they can simply presume that their ‘one size fits all’ ‘responses’ are fitting.
I really do not agree with West but from time to time he does post some real gems and this is one of them. To see the development of the world from Hitler’s time to today tells us that Hitler and the Nazis actually won WW2 because people are implementing their ways faster than any other. We see it in the actions of the government’s child protective services, to the ruination of those who do not want to participate in sin to the elite taking it all.
It’s a sign of our times that the methodology of the world’s most evil man has been adopted by scores and scores of millions of people.
I would disagree with him in the idea that Hitler was the world’s most evil man as I have seen and read about other dictators do/ who did far worse than he. Stalin comes to mind right away. Then Mao and on it goes. The only difference between Hitler and the other dictators is that they did not involve the world in a war.
Christians are set apart from the world which makes us easy targets because we do not follow the world and its ways. We are lumped together with all the fake Christians who truly hurt people and that is sad. But Jesus said, ‘pick up your cross and follow me’ so that means if we practice our faith correctly we will suffer, just make sure you are persecuted for the right reasons.
#2. Some People Will Never Get It— http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/cnn-belief-culture-war-casulties
This is the tragic irony of the culture wars: The casualties tend to be the very people Jesus went out of his way to serve: the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the outcasts, the people ostracized and deemed “sinners” by the religious elite. And when the world sees Christians hurting rather than helping such people, in the name of political gain, our testimony is profoundly diminished”…
First, we need to ask, ‘why does Ms. Evans have such a hard time with the concept of sin?’ Yes Jesus went out of his way to help others BUT he did not tell them to continue in their sin. He told them that they had to be born again, and give up their sin. He also did not advocate for the definition of marriage to be changed nor for laws to be changed where those who do not support sin are sent to prison or are ruined for the rest of their lives.
Standing up for what is right and trying to stop sin to protect civilization is not hurting people. Plus her over-generalization or ‘lumping everyone into one category’ puts her in with Hitler not Christ. Christ did not lump the Pharisees, etc., in with the common people nor falsely accused people of sin, sadly Ms. Evans does.
So to the culture warriors, I plead: Before you wage the next campaign, assess the potential collateral damage and ask yourself if it’s worth it. Remember that the fruit of the Spirit is not power or might, influence or entitlement. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control, and “against such things, there is no law” (Galatians 5:23).”
She really doesn’t get it does she as the fruits of the Spirit do not include–disobeying God, calling sin or evil good, or supporting sin and have it brought into the church. Nor do the fruits of the Spirit stop us from warning people about their sinful situation or stopping sin from spreading throughout a nation. Clearly, she does more cherry picking to support her heretical behavior than Christians are accused of in their defense of god’s way and word. She really doesn’t understand what she is quoting and misuses those words to support her own errant way of life.
And to the wounded, I offer only this: You are not alone. Please know there are field medics — pastors and priests, artists and activists, poets and parents and healers and dreamers — ready to welcome you back to faith and to church whenever you’re ready. We can walk the long road to healing together, even if it’s with a limp.”
I hope someone stops this person soon as she is trying to defy God and get others to defy him as well.
Gov. Mike Pence, scorched by a fast-spreading political firestorm, told The Star on Saturday that he will support the introduction of legislation to “clarify” that Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not promote discrimination against gays and lesbians.
“I support religious liberty, and I support this law,” Pence said in an exclusive interview. “But we are in discussions with legislative leaders this weekend to see if there’s a way to clarify the intent of the law.”
The governor, although not ready to provide details on what the new bill will say, said he expects the legislation to be introduced into the General Assembly this coming week.
Asked if that legislation might include making gay and lesbian Hoosiers a protected legal class, Pence said, “That’s not on my agenda.”
The law doesn’t change any biblical doctrine nor tell Christians how to behave towards homosexuals. All it is supposed to do is protect them if they decide they cannot fulfill a request by a homosexual that would have the vendor participate or sanction sinful behavior. I think these type of laws are needed as we have seen far too often that the homosexual community instead of following Jesus, and turn the other cheek then go down the road to a homosexual friendly vendor to get their request filled, go after the person who rejected their request with all the fury of an insulted dictator.
The homosexual community, for the most part, does not show restraint thus people need protection from the sinful vendettas brought against the vendor. If God is with the Homosexual community as they claim, we certainly do not see it in their vicious attacks upon those who stand with God and refuse to support sin. Name calling- calling opponents to same-sex or the homosexual lifestyle homophobes is not a godly act. Legal action– again not a biblical action especially when it ruins the person being sued.
Everything that has been done by the homosexual community provides evidence for why this law is needed. But remember, Christians are to treat others as they would want to be treated so be wise in your dissent and rejection of same-sex requests and remember, we please God not man.
The question to ask the opponents of this law is: Why are they supporting a group of people who have only shown that they will be bullies and attack anyone who stands in their way of getting their selfish and sinful desires met? Nobody likes a bully yet these protestors seem to have turned a blind eye to such tactics when committed by the homosexual community.
I really want to quote from this and the next couple of examples but i can’t. As you saw in an earlier post this past week, patheos just messes up my spacing and no matter what I do, I cannot adjust for the problem. Suffice it to say that there are 10 examples of going to the absurd to force people to follow the ways of the owner of formerly fundie instead of God.
A career minded woman can also keep the home, She just may not do it in the way the owner of formerly fundie desires. But that is just one example of the ridiculous thinking that goes on in that person’s brain. He goes on with the example of someone working at a bank. Well it is not that person’s money but the bank and the employee is not setting the interest charge, the bank is. The stupidity of those examples is par for the course for those who support sin and then lump everyone into one category.
They do not see God destroying cities and giving such people over to their sins for those supposed offenses. God’s actions demonstrate the severity of his feelings on the homosexual issue. Why offend God and get him angry when he alone has the power. That is not a very intelligent thing to do.
As I have viewed the arguments against this law, I find that the opponents to it are not being honest in their attempts to change it. They have distorted the issue by using the ‘what if’ terms– ‘may’, ‘possibly’, ‘could happen’ and so on. They distort the issue because they do not like it when their flavor of the month fad is being told ‘no.’
They do not bring out the fact that 19 other states have the same law and NO discrimination has taken place in those states. Then they ignore the fact that people do not need a law to discriminate against others. They just go ahead and do so regardless of what laws are in effect at the time. From what I gather from reading about this law, it is merely offering protection to those people who do not want to participate in activities that God has deemed sinful.
They should have that right to turn down business, after all, they own the company and should be allowed to make their own rules of operation, within reason of course. Plus many business post signs stating that they reserve the right to refuse service to certain individuals. This law is simply allowing the business owner to run their businesses as they see fit and not as some evil support wants.
Yet many people are just not content in letting others run their own businesses and continue to try to force their views upon others. I have seen it done for years in this country as too many westerners have tried to force their employers to operate as they see fit instead of as the employer wants. It never ends well for the employee and I call such people cowards as they refuse to open their own institution and implement their own theories because that would mean they would have to foot the bills, do the recruiting, hire employees and so on. It is just easier to force others to do what they do not want to do.
This law is also not stopping Christians from selling to the homosexual on a normal basis so why the opponents are getting their knickers tied into a knot is surprising. Their hatred for Christians is far greater than their desire to use some common sense.