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  • DISCUSSION: The "T" in Calvin's TULIP (All are Welcome)

    02/01/2007 7:21:14 AM PST · by pjr12345 · 452 replies · 2,780+ views
    2/1/7 | pjr12345
    Total Depravity of Man Unconditional Election Limited Atonement Irresistable Grace Perseverence of the Saints This is an open thread to discuss the calvinistic concept of Total Depravity of Man.
  • A Penitent Heart, the Best New Year's Gift

    12/26/2006 4:53:57 AM PST · by xzins · 2 replies · 209+ views ^ | George Whitefield
    A Penitent Heart, the Best New Year's Gift  by George Whitefield (1714-1770)   Luke 13:3 - "Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." When we consider how heinous and aggravating our offenses are, in the sight of a just and holy God, that they bring down his wrath upon our heads, and occasion us to live under his indignation; how ought we thereby to be deterred from evil, or at least engaged to study to repent thereof, and not commit the same again; but man is so thoughtless of an eternal state, and has so little consideration of the...
  • Court shocker: 10 months for kiddie porn producer

    11/25/2006 2:53:15 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 129 replies · 4,659+ views ^ | 25 November, Anno Domini, 2006 | Editors
    A Democrat community leader who would "offer a homily during worship services" and facilitated his congregation's "opening our doors to all people regardless of sexual orientation" has been given a slap on the hand after pleading guilty to extensive child pornography offenses involving children as young as six. Authorities say Andrew Douglas Reed, 53, who reported for an abbreviated jail term just a few weeks ago, had pleaded guilty to a page-long list of counts of 2nd-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Court records in the Asheville, N.C., case said he admitted that he would "record, develop and duplicate material...
  • Talk about a sore loser [Kerry "Joke" About Assassinating President Bush?!?!]

    10/08/2006 7:15:42 PM PDT · by Enchante · 84 replies · 3,582+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 8th, 2006 | Teri O’Brien
    Still, Mr. Clarke’s inevitable performance, and make no mistake, that’s what it was, failed to win the “Statement Most Likely to Delight the Moonbat Blogs” that night on Bill Maher’s show. That prize goes to the droning, long-faced junior senator from Massachusetts, John F. Kerry After telling Maher that he and Te-RAY-zuh went to Vermont to celebrate her birthday, Kerry and the condescending comic had the following exchange: Maher: “You could have went [sic] to New Hampshire and killed 2 birds with one stone.” Kerry: “I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone.”...
  • Inquiry into doctor's killing of newborn baby 34 years ago

    09/02/2006 1:20:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 75 replies · 1,699+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9/2/06 | Nicole Martin
    Police are investigating a hospital doctor who admitted suffocating a severely disabled newborn baby 34 years ago. In a magazine article written in 1988, the unnamed doctor said he placed a pillow over the baby girl until she stopped breathing. The then senior house officer in paediatrics claimed he killed the baby at a north London hospital in the summer of 1972 to spare her parents further suffering. They had been led to believe that their child, who was born without her brain, would be born dead. Writing under the pseudonym of Ivy Walker, he said in New Society magazine...
  • 'Baby, Give Me a Kiss'(Girls Gone Wild)

    08/08/2006 4:50:25 AM PDT · by Dane · 66 replies · 6,143+ views
    LA Times ^ | August 6, 2006 | Claire Hoffman
    Joe Francis, the founder of the "Girls Gone Wild" empire, is humiliating me. He has my face pressed against the hood of a car, my arms twisted hard behind my back. He's pushing himself against me, shouting: "This is what they did to me in Panama City!"
  • Steve's Death

    08/06/2006 8:55:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies · 372+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | 5 Aug | Greg Stier
    Just a few weeks ago a guy named *Steve Jones died. No, you probably don’t know Steve, and neither did I. But I think I would have liked to chat with him just for a bit before he passed away, because Steve’s story is pretty amazing. How do I know? Because I read about it in an e-mail I got from a good friend of mine named *Mark. He lives in a small town in ordinary America, but what he related to me is anything but small and ordinary. It’s a story that you should read too, because this is...
  • Terror Bombing at Baghdad Soccer Field Kills 12 Youngsters; Injures Many more

    08/02/2006 5:30:09 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 1 replies · 149+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 08/02/06 | vanity
    Terrorists deliberately targeted a group of youngsters playing soccer in Baghdad: killing 12,and inuring several.
  • Teen charged with driving into crowd

    06/20/2006 10:50:43 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 100 replies · 3,141+ views
    upi ^ | June 20 2006
    A Virginia teen has been charged with driving his car into a crowd of people outside a bar that had just evicted him in a wealthy part of Long Island, N.Y. Sayed Khaled El-Waraky, 19, of Vienna, Va., was being held without bond Tuesday after the incident early Sunday morning in Glen Cove. Witnesses told police El-Waraky created a disturbance in the bar, and then threatened the bouncer, who threw him out, the New York Post reported. While getting into his Jaguar, the teen allegedly yelled "I'll kill you all," before heading for the exit and suddenly making a U-turn....
  • Presbyterian church opens door to gay clergy

    06/20/2006 4:14:32 PM PDT · by RDTF · 72 replies · 1,929+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2006 | Verna Gates
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - The largest U.S. Presbyterian Church body approved a measure on Tuesday that would open the way for the ordination of gays and lesbians under certain circumstances. The new policy was approved on a vote of 57-43 percent among 500 church representatives at the biennial meeting of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. It gives local church organizations more leeway in deciding if gays can be ordained as lay deacons and elders as well as clergy, provided they are faithful to the church's core values. "It permits local governing bodies to examine candidates on a wider criterion than sexual...
  • Police: Slain Minister's Wife Confessed to His Murder

    03/24/2006 10:37:58 AM PST · by stm · 133 replies · 3,984+ views
    Fox News ^ | Friday, March 24, 2006 | AP/Fox
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The wife of a pastor found shot dead in his house has confessed to his murder, Tennessee police said Friday.
  • Girl's prosthetic legs stolen for second time

    02/18/2006 11:23:46 AM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 953+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/06 | Aarthi Sivaraman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For the second time in three months, a 16-year-old California girl who lost a leg in an accident has had her artificial limbs stolen. Melissa Huff, an Arcadia High School student who uses a $16,000 prosthetic limb to play softball for the school team and another one, valued at $12,000, for everyday use, said both were taken from her bedroom Tuesday. "I was picking up my little brother from school when my mom called me and asked where I left the two prosthetic legs," Huff, who lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Temple City, told...
  • Judge calls pedophile 'the worst I have ever sentenced' (Gives a 467 year sentence)

    02/11/2006 12:02:17 PM PST · by wagglebee · 58 replies · 3,894+ views
    SignOnSanDiego ^ | 2/9/06 | SignOnSanDiego
    SAN DIEGO – A pedophile who was part of the international child pornography ring that exchanged videos and photos of themselves molesting children was sentenced Thursday to more than 467 years to life in state prison. Paul Whitmore, a former counselor for autistic children, was convicted Nov. 30 of 51 felony charges, including committing a lewd act on a child, aggravated sexual assault on a child, posing a minor for pictures involving sexual conduct for commercial purposes and attempting to dissuade a witness from reporting a crime. The verdicts included special allegations of bondage, sodomy, sexual penetration, oral copulation and...
  • Through His Webcam, a Boy Joins a Sordid Online World (NY Times persuades kid to stop porn biz)

    12/19/2005 1:25:59 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 19 replies · 1,198+ views
    NYTimes ^ | Dec 19 2005 | KURT EICHENWALD
    So began the secret life of a teenager who was lured into selling images of his body on the Internet over the course of five years. From the seduction that began that day, this soccer-playing honor roll student was drawn into performing in front of the Webcam ...- for an audience of more than 1,500 people who paid him, over the years, hundreds of thousands of dollars. ....The lure is the prospect of easy money. Many teenagers solicit "donations," request gifts through sites like or negotiate payments, while a smaller number charge monthly fees. But there are other beneficiaries,...
  • Child rapist can sue over right to write porn tales

    12/08/2005 12:40:50 PM PST · by Radix · 31 replies · 880+ views
    The Patriot Ledger ^ | 8 December 2005 | SUE REINERT
    An imprisoned child rapist who lost his TV privileges for mailing out pornographic stories about children will be allowed to sue his jailers.Unlike his writing, U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel ruled Tuesday, state prison rules are not explicit enough.She said they only prohibit inmates from distributing ‘‘pictorial’’ pornography.The ban does not apply to Joseph Schmitt’s literary efforts, Zobel ruled.‘‘Without ruling on the merits of plaintiff’s allegations, plaintiff has stated a claim for denial of due process,’’ Zobel said in her decision.Schmitt, 40, served eight years in prison for raping two young children in 1992. He is now being held...
  • Gays to stage celebrations of 'retirement' of Rick Santorum

    11/04/2005 1:14:16 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 15 replies · 891+ views
    HARRISBURG | A national political group for gays is staging dozens of mock ''retirement parties'' for U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum across the country this month as part of a campaign to mobilize activists for the 2006 elections. So far, the National Stonewall Democrats and its local chapters have signed up hosts for about 40 parties in more than a dozen states, including six in Pennsylvania and several as far away as California, organizers say. Nearly all the parties are scheduled for Nov. 13. Although the parties are expected to generate little money — the collective goal is only $5,000 —...
  • Parents Group Warns Against 4 Fox Shows

    10/19/2005 12:28:50 PM PDT · by Mike Bates · 189 replies · 3,501+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 10/19/2005 | Yahoo News/AP
    Four Fox network programs, led by the comedies "The War at Home," "The Family Guy" and "American Dad," topped a parents group's annual listing of the worst prime-time shows for family viewing. The Parents Television Council rated two aspirational reality shows, ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and NBC's new "Three Wishes," as the best programs for family viewing. The group's president, L. Brent Bozell, said he was alarmed that the three Fox Sunday night comedies are being marketed as family friendly. "Families should not be deceived," he said. "The top three worst shows all contain crude and raunchy dialogue with...
  • New book promotes sex with children

    09/18/2005 10:38:36 PM PDT · by scripter · 67 replies · 3,059+ views
    A new book published by Haworth Press features multiple Ph.D. "experts" claiming that sex with children "can benefit" boys and even serve a "mentoring function." "Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in the Classical Tradition of the West" features "scholarly" treatises by a raft of mostly-PhD academics, all praising earlier civilizations – particularly Greece and Rome – for the role homosexuality played in those ancient cultures. In the chapter titled "Pederasty: An Integration of Cross-Cultural, Cross-Species, and Empirical Data," Bruce Rind Ph.D. lauds the rampant child molestation that reportedly occurred in those societies, at one point citing evolution...
  • Starbucks Bans the Boss (Springsteen, Kerry supporter)

    05/06/2005 10:22:41 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 33 replies · 1,530+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 6, 2005 | Charlie Amter
    The Boss is paying the cost for some racy lyrics and anti-corporate politics. Starbucks says it will not stock Bruce Springsteen's just-released Devils & Dust, in part because of one track's graphic imagery. The song in question, "Reno," depicts an encounter at a Nevada brothel, including a reference to oral sex and the line: "Two hundred dollars straight in, two-fifty in the a--." But that alone didn't trigger the barrista's Boss ban. "There were a number of factors involved...[Lyrics] was one of the factors, but not the only reason," Ken Lombard, president of Starbucks Entertainment, tells Reuters. According to Newsweek,...

    03/25/2005 5:11:19 AM PST · by JesseHousman · 34 replies · 701+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Mar. 24, 2005 | Steven Wine
    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. - Martina Navratilova agreed to endorse a travel company for lesbians Thursday, hoping the deal will encourage acceptance of gays. "Anytime you raise awareness, you're helping the issue," Navratilova said. "People are uncomfortable with what they don't know. Once you put a face on it and make it personal, it changes things." The only other athlete sponsored by the company, Olivia, is golfer Rosie Jones, who announced her deal a year ago and simultaneously disclosed she's a lesbian. Navratilova's homosexuality was revealed in a newspaper story in 1981, and she acknowledged that many gay athletes remain reluctant...