Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Muslim prayers in public schools

A San Diego public school will no longer set aside school time so Muslim students can say their mid-day prayers. Instead, they will re-arrange the school schedule to allow Muslim students to pray during lunch time (Dhimmi Watch).

Over the last several decades every vestige of Christianity has been purged from the public school system under the guise of "separation of church and state." My guess is that this school was forced to change when someone pointed their logical inconsistency (even hypocrisy) for making concessions to Muslims that would never have been made for Christians and Jews. But multiculturalism and political correctness have little regard for logic or consistency.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Protectecting terrorists

Last November some Muslim Imam’s were engaging in suspicious behavior at an airport, so concerned citizens did exactly what concerned citizens are supposed to do. They notified authorities. Next thing you know these concerned citizens were being sued!

Representatives Peter King and Steve Pearce sponsored a bill to prevent people from being sued simply for reporting suspicious behavior. When the bill first came up in the Senate 39 Democrats voted against it including Biden, Boxer, Byrd, Dodd, Feingold, Kennedy, Kerry, and Reid. Presidential candidates Obama and Brownback didn’t bother to vote (To her credit, Hillary voted in favor of the protection). (See Michelle Malkin and LGF). When the bill went through the House, 121 Democrats voted against it!

The bill will probably eventually pass, but liberal Democrats are fighting against it at every turn. If these Democrats got their way and you saw suspicious behavior at an airport, you could lose your house and go bankrupt just trying to defend yourself from the charges. Is this really the party you want running Congress and the White House in 2008?

Monday, July 23, 2007

Fairness and Freedom of Speech

"...Senator Norm Coleman offered an amendment to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine, which from 1949-1987 had required the government to monitor political discourse on American’s airwaves and regulate the expression of ideas. The amendment, which required 60 votes, was defeated by a nearly party-line vote of 49 to 48" (Senator Coleman press release).

The "Fairness Doctrine" allows the government to decide what is fair in media and to enforce their view of "fairness" under penalty of law. How can it possibly be constitutional for the government to regulate speech in this country?

This has to be one of the most serious threats to freedom of speech since the country was founded and yet it seems to have overwhelming support by the Democratic Congress. Do you really want them in control of the White House too?

Qur'an Sura 3:1-32

Robert Spencer's commentary on the Quran, Sura 3:1-32 is available at Hot Air.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Whose side are they on?

"Congressional Democrats today failed to include a provision in homeland security legislation that would protect the public from being sued for reporting suspicious behavior that may lead to a terrorist attack" (Washington Times, Jihad Watch).

If this is really true I have to ask, whose side are these guys on anyway? Is this really the party that America wants in the White House?

Children are like animals?


Not long ago there was a judge trying to use the court system to legally extort millions of dollars from a mom & pop dry cleaning business just because they lost his pants! Now we have a judge declaring, “An animal, in this court’s opinion, is no different than a child,” (Detroit Free Press, Peta Wins).

In the above case, the subject was a dog. I wonder if the judge also thinks children are no different than other animals like worms, cockroaches, slugs or maggots? After all, these are animals too!

In an effort to help this poor intellectually challenged judge distinguish between animals and children, I offer lesson #1: The top picture is a child.
The bottom picture is an animal. Anyone who can't tell the differnce has
no business being a judge





Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Deport them now!

Read Michelle Malkin's outstanding article at Townhall and then sign up for for "Deport Them Now!" by clicking on the link at the end of her article.

Homosexuality in the priesthood

The news has widely reported how the “Los Angeles Archdiocese ended years of litigation with a $660 million settlement of hundreds of clerical abuse cases” (Newsday).

What has not been widely reported is that most of the victims were males, and over 80% of the male victims were from ages 11-17 at the time of their abuse. This seems to imply that the Catholic Church “sex scandal” is more of a male homosexual problem than a heterosexual or pedophile problem. If the problem is not precisely defined, the chances of solving it are probably significantly decreased.

Top Al Qaeda captured

On CNN's American morning, this morning, there was a report on how one of the top leaders of Al Qaeda in Iraq has recently been captured, almost all of the insurgent leadership in Iraq are not Iraqi at all but actually came in from other countries, and many of them are now fleeing the country because of Bush's troop surge.

For a minute there I thought I was watching FoxNews :-)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Islam and freedom of religion

According to a recent report in Mission Insider, from Christian Aid Mission:
In contrast to its Middle Eastern neighbors, Jordan has traditionally maintained
considerable tolerance toward minority groups. Millions of refugees seek
sanctuary within its borders.

While Islam is the official state religion, as 95 percent of Jordan's population is Muslim, the constitution provides for freedom of religion.

Although proselytizing of Muslims is technically illegal, Christians living in Jordan have faced relatively little persecution, even while actively, tactfully and discreetly sharing the gospel. Until recently, that is.

Local Muslim leaders, influenced by Islamic radicals, have begun to force changes within the country. Although the federal government is resisting, radicals are working to implement Sharia law.

Some believers from other Arabic countries have received letters from Islamic radicals demanding they quit their Christian ministries and resign from their jobs. If they refuse, they risk being arrested. Several have been handcuffed and escorted to a plane or boat. They are typically deported without money or a chance to say goodbye to their families.
What are radical Muslims are so afraid of? Is their religion so intellectually weak that it has to be protected from challenge by force of law and even violence?

Friday, July 13, 2007

CODEPINK and treason?

How do you spell "TREASON"?
A New York Times best-selling author says members of the supposed "peace
movement" delivered hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and supplies to
terrorists engaged in a bloody street battle against United States Marines in
Iraq.

The latest book by Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson (U.S. Air Force-Ret.)
is called War Crimes: The Left's Campaign to Destroy Our Military and Lose the
War on Terror. In the book, he claims that two anti-war groups -- "United
for Peace & Justice" and "CODEPINK: Women for Peace" -- literally gave aid
and comfort to terrorists when they delivered $600,000 in cash and supplies they
claim was humanitarian aid to civilians.

According to Patterson, Congressman Henry Waxman (D-California) facilitated
the transaction for CODEPINK by signing a letter allowing them to get the cash
and supplies into Fallujah (WorldNetDaily).

Treason is a pretty serious charge. Perhaps the "most ethical Congress in history" should began an investigation of these allegations.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Duke rape hoax

Yesterday on Townhall, Ann Coulter reflected (vented) on the Duke rape hoax. You may not like her vitriol but she makes some good points.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Endangering school children

According to the Christian Newswire, in a ruling regarding a controversial sexuality curriculum, both the Maryland Board of Education and the Montgomery County School Board have “…rejected a petition from 270 local medical doctors to include warning about anal sex critical to student safety as issued by the Office of the Surgeon General and National Institutes of Health."

Isn't it interesting that tobacco companies are required by law to inform adults about the danger of smoking, yet schools can teach children that life-threatening behaviors are acceptable, and then refuse to warn students of the risk! To endanger the lives of children for the sake of political correctness is egregiously evil!

The first time one of these kids gets AIDS, I hope their parents absolutely sue the pants of this school district and the Maryland Board of Education!

Castle laws and the Left

According to an article by Mike Gallagher, Texas recently passed a "castle doctrine" law which allows homeowners to protect their homes with lethal force if some intruder breaks in (In states without this law, homeowners are expected to retreat to some place in the house and just let the thieves rob them blind).

One of the Democratic congressmen who voted against giving homeowners this right is building a new home. One day he happened to find a thief stealing copper from his new home. Did the congressman retreat like he was supposed to (the new law doesn't take effect until September). No way. The congressman pulled out his gun and shot the intruder!

Like liberals who argue against school vouchers, but then send their own children to private schools, or rich liberals who lobby against global warming but then buy "credits" to allow them to continue living their massively carbon producing lifestyles, this congressman apparently didn't think the rules he wanted to impose on the rest of us applied to him.

Read Mike Gallagher's article on Townhall.

Fred Thompson is in

In an interview with Sean Hannity, Fred Thompson was asked if he had made a decision about running for president.

"Yes," Mr. Thompson said, but he quickly followed up by saying that he wasn't going to say what that decision is yet.

No one says, yes, I've decided, I'll tell you later, if they are not planning to run.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Gay rights activist

A former gay rights activist turns from his homosexuality. Read about it here.

Hillary Clinton's "faith"

In his latest Townhall article, Cal Thomas provides an insightful analysis of Hillary Clinton's "faith." It's worth reading.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Contraception and abstinence

It appears that the promoters of birth control, especially Planned Parenthood, may have been less than completely honest with the evidence. Jennifer Roback Morse writes:
A poor cohabiting teenager using the Pill has a failure rate of 48.4%. You read that correctly: nearly half of poor cohabiting teenagers get pregnant during their first year using the Pill. If she kicked her boyfriend out of the house, or if she married him, her probability of pregnancy drops to 12.9%. At the other extreme, a middle-aged, middle-class married woman has a 3% chance of getting pregnant after a year on the Pill.

Over 70% of poor, cohabiting teenagers using condoms, will be pregnant
within a year. By contrast, the middle-aged, middle-class married woman has a 6%
chance of pregnancy after a year of condom use.

These figures cast new light on the debate over contraception education. The commonly quoted failure rates of 8% for the Pill and 15% for the condom are inflated by the highly successful use by middle-aged, middle-class married couples. Yet, the government promotes contraception most heavily among the young, the poor and the single.

The “overall failure rates” are simply not relevant to this target population.
Planned Parenthood and its allies in the sex education business have had
conniptions over federal funding for abstinence education. But at least
abstinence actually works. If you don’t have sex, you won’t get pregnant. It
works every time.
Read the entire article at Townhall.

Al Qaeda connection

Over the weekend the news was reporting that there is a link between Al Qaeda and those who planned the latest bombings in Britain. What a shocker!

Qur'an Sura 2:211-221

Robert Spencer's commentary on the Qur'an, Sura 2:211-221 is now available at Hot Air.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

45 Muslim terrorist doctors

The London Telegraph is reporting that "A group of 45 Muslim doctors threatened to use car bombs and rocket grenades in terrorist attacks in the United States during discussions on an extremist internet chat site."

Although it is probably easier to recruit terrorists from among those who are poverty stricken, I hope this makes people realize that Islamic terrorism is religiously motivated and not driven by poverty and hopelessness.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Wild west in Wichita

The worst of the wild west is apparently alive an well in Wichita, Kansas where a woman stabbed another woman in a convenience store. As she lay there dying, and trying to get up, five customers walked around her or stepped over her body to continue their shopping. One person whipped out her cell phone—to take pictures! It took two minutes before anyone even called police! The woman later died (Kansas City Star).

This is not the first time this has happened. There was another case in Wichita in which a victim lay dying in a convenience store while someone stepped over him to shoplift cigarettes. It’s hard to understand how people can be so cold.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Scooter Libby's sentence commuted

I must say that I find President Bush’s decision to commute the sentence of his friend, Scooter Libby, deeply disturbing. Libby, who will still face penalties but will no longer go to jail, was found guilty of obstructing justice by lying to a grand jury in the Valerie Plame case.

I think Mr. Bush’s action diminishes the seriousness of lying under oath, which undermines our whole justice system. I also find it disturbing when I see Republicans on TV defending the president's decision when they were so critical of President Clinton. Of course the Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, are also insensed but they didn't seem to upset when Bill Clinton did it.

In Washington it seems that Democrats defend Democrats and Rebublicans defend Republicans regardless of the ethics or even criminal activity involved. We need politicians who will stand up for what it right and ethical, regardless of party line. Of course, we also need $2.00 per gallon gasoline but that's not likely to happen either.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

God's unconditional love?

Yesterday I saw a sign in front of a Methodist Church that said, “God loves you unconditionally.” There is some truth to that, of course, for example, if the sign was intending to communicate St. Paul’s teaching that, “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” The same principle is found in the Gospel of John which says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son…”

But Paul makes it very clear that God’s love is not some abstract warm fuzzy unconditional tolerance toward everyone and everything. Paul defines God’s love very precisely when he writes, “God demonstrates his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” God’s love is demonstrated in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, not by unconditional tolerance of human rebellion.

Paul also makes it very clear that God holds people accountable for what he makes known to them. In Paul’s words, “But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed.”

Similarly in the Gospel of John, the principle that “God so loved the world that he gave his only son” is qualified by “so that whoever believes in him might not perish but have eternal life.”

I suspect that the Methodist sign leaves many readers with the impression that God is always smiling on them, has warm fuzzy feelings toward them, and would never bring them into judgment regardless of how self-centered, unethical or immoral, they are.

Whatever one might say about such a god, it is most definitely NOT the God of the Bible (In fact, it is not the God of the Qur’an either—Muhammad, spoke in extended morbid detail of the torments of hell).

Since ALL of us have, to some extent, been self-centered, unethical and immoral, we are fortunate that God’s grace is “unconditional” toward those who sincerely repent of their sinfulness and turn exclusively to Jesus Christ in loving devotion (faith) as their Savior and King.