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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...
  • Gazing into Dennis Rader's eyes

    03/09/2005 7:37:10 AM PST · by xzins · 1 replies · 572+ views
    JWR ^ | 9 Mar 05 | Leonard Pitts, Jr.
    "Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within." — from a song by the Undisputed Truth Did you search for murder in Dennis Rader's eyes? I certainly did. He looked disheveled and disgruntled, as anyone might in his or her mug shot. But did you see anything else? An unsettling gleam like the one in Charles Manson's eyes? The remote coldness that lurks in Theodore Kaczynski's? Did you see murder in Rader's eyes? ....It's a judgment call, of course, but I didn't. He looked like Joe Blow's cousin, a fat, balding white guy of late middle age,...
  • Charles accuses Britons of 'torturing' him over Camilla affair: paper (Poor baby alert)

    02/27/2005 4:28:21 AM PST · by shubi · 77 replies · 1,286+ views
    AFP ^ | 2/26/2005
    LONDON (AFP) - Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has complained that his future subjects have "tortured" him over his relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles, a newspaper reported. The Mail on Sunday said the prince's comments to BBC journalist Gavin Hewitt, included in a new book, will fuel concern at the public's growing disenchantment with the monarchy and the prince's suitability to become king. While at first refusing to discuss his relationship with Parker Bowles, Charles is pressed further and then snaps: "I thought the British people were supposed to be compassionate. I don't see much of it,"...
  • US Court Rejects Appeal on Ban on Sex Toy Sale

    02/22/2005 8:48:36 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 356 replies · 4,952+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/22/05 | James Vicini
    US Court Rejects Appeal on Ban on Sex Toy Sale WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court (news - web sites) rejected on Tuesday a constitutional challenge to an Alabama law that makes it a crime to sell sex toys. The high court refused to hear an appeal by a group of individuals who regularly use sexual devices and by two vendors who argued the case raised important issues about the scope of the constitutional right to sexual privacy. The law prohibited the distribution of "any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs."...
  • Once-Conservative Adelphia Adds Hard-Core Porn to Lineup

    02/01/2005 10:52:34 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 39 replies · 2,226+ views
    LA Times via ^ | February 2, 2005 | Sallie Hofmeister, Times Staff Writer
    Porn is suddenly sexy to a cable TV company once considered the industry prude. Adelphia Communications Corp. has quietly become the nation's only leading cable operator to offer the most explicit category of hard-core porn. Come Friday, triple-X-rated programming will be available on cable for the first time in a major media market: Southern California. "People want it, so we are trying to provide it," Adelphia spokeswoman Erica Stull said. "The more Xs, the more popular." Stull stressed that the programming, supplied by Playboy Enterprises Inc., would not be advertised and could be blocked to prevent children from watching. It...
  • Psychiatrists devise 'depravity rating' to help courts decide on death sentences

    02/20/2005 12:20:35 PM PST · by Stoat · 58 replies · 9,331+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | February 20, 2005 | Charles Laurence
    Psychiatrists devise 'depravity rating' to help courts decide on death sentences By Charles Laurence in New York(Filed: 20/02/2005)A "depravity rating" that measures evil and will help courts decide whether convicted murderers should face execution or just imprisonment has been drawn up by American psychiatrists.For decades, doctors shunned the use of the word "evil" on the grounds that it crossed the line between clinical and moral judgment. Now, however, two studies of the criminal personality have concluded that "evil" should be used to describe the most vicious criminals – and that it can be measured. In the first study, Dr...
  • Controversial BU porno publication debuts with Boink

    02/17/2005 2:54:59 AM PST · by billorites · 30 replies · 1,398+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 17, 2005 | Kevin Rothstein
    Boston University's first unofficial sex mag launches tonight when the raunchy and rowdy spread will be released in full-color glory. Boink follows the lead of Harvard's sex mag H-Bomb. But where H-Bomb is the egg-headed version of artsy erotica, the students from the university built by the famously prudish John Silber are launching an unabashedly pornographic magazine today. ``What's special about this magazine is it's all inclusive of sexuality and gender,'' said Sarah Korval, Boink's publicity director and herself a graduate of Boston College. That means there's pictures of many models, nearly all of them BU students, Korval said. There...
  • Drivers face fine for exposing porn videos

    02/15/2005 11:12:50 AM PST · by JZelle · 58 replies · 1,748+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-15-05 | Christina Bellantoni
    RICHMOND — Drivers who stock their mobile DVD and videotape players with adult material should face a $250 fine if passersby or other motorists are exposed to it, Virginia lawmakers decided yesterday. The House yesterday unanimously passed a bill sponsored by Sen. Harry B. Blevins that would impose a $250 fine if "obscene" material played inside a vehicle on a public street is visible outside the car. Mr. Blevins cited newspaper stories of children exposed to pornography
  • Aztecs Cooked, Skinned, Ate Humans (Barbequed long pig)

    01/27/2005 10:37:51 PM PST · by quidnunc · 110 replies · 3,210+ views
    Discovery News ^ | January 25, 2005 | Jennifer Viegas
    New finds from an archaeological site near Mexico City support certain written and pictorial evidence concerning Aztec human sacrifice that historians previously doubted because the accounts seemed too exaggerated to be true. The discovery adds to the growing collection of evidence supporting human sacrifice and cannibalism among the founders of the Mexican empire. It also suggests that researchers might now be able to verify some 16th century Spanish accounts on the subject. The Spanish and the Aztecs documented at least four observations of cannibalism in the 16th and 17th centuries. Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés (1485-1547), whose men conquered the Aztecs...
  • 'Woman Set Fire to Lesbian Ex-Lover in Jealous Rage'

    01/21/2005 12:42:50 PM PST · by ambrose · 60 replies · 1,006+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 1/21
    Fri 21 Jan 2005 3:02pm (UK) 'Woman Set Fire to Lesbian Ex-Lover in Jealous Rage' By Nick Foley, PA A woman who doused a bed in petrol and set it alight while her lesbian former lover lay naked with a new girlfriend was today warned she faced a “substantial” jail term. Jealous Sarah Metcalfe, 46, of no fixed abode, discovered her ex-girlfriend Katie Wrigglesworth in bed with Emma Shakesheff in a caravan she owned at Goldsbrough Mill Farm, near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. Leeds Crown Court heard how Metcalfe set fire to the bedroom in a desperate bid to stop them...
  • Fox Blurs Cartoon Rear End on FCC Worries (Family Guy)

    01/19/2005 7:50:21 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 33 replies · 2,283+ views
    AP ^ | 1-17-05
    Fox Blurs Cartoon Rear End on FCC Worries Mon Jan 17, 6:00 PM ET Strange News - AP LOS ANGELES - Fox says it covered up the naked rear end of a cartoon character recently because of nervousness over what the Federal Communications Commission (news - web sites) will find objectionable. The latest example of TV network self-censorship because of FCC (news - web sites) concerns came a few weeks ago during a rerun of a "Family Guy" cartoon. Fox electronically blurred a character's posterior, even though the image was seen five years ago when the episode originally aired. "We...
  • NBC turns over tapes of Olympic opening ceremony to FCC after complaint

    12/10/2004 4:29:49 PM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies · 2,013+ views
    AP ^ | 12/10/4 | CONNOR ENNIS
    NEW YORK -- NBC has turned over tapes of the opening ceremony of the Athens Olympics to the Federal Communications Commission after an indecency complaint, an industry source told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. An FCC spokesman declined comment Friday when contacted by the AP. It is not clear what part of the ceremony drew a complaint or who complained -- or even if there was more than one. The FCC automatically reviews a broadcast when it receives complaints.
  • FCC Weighs Olympics Indecency Complaints (Is the FCC going too far?)

    12/10/2004 4:55:27 PM PST · by crushelits · 20 replies · 1,201+ views ^ | December 10, 2004 | Todd Shields
    The Federal Communications Commission’s enforcement bureau has asked NBC for tapes of the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics, apparently in response to one or more indecency complaints. It is unclear who may have complained or what aspect of the broadcast may have prompted a complaint, said the sources who revealed the request but spoke on condition of anonymity. An FCC spokesperson late Friday would not confirm or deny an investigation, but said the agency has recieved at least one complaint about the telecast. The Olympics opening ceremony on Aug. 14 in Athens included actors and actresses depicting two lovers...
  • FCC Denies 36 Indecency Complaints(It's now ok to say "dick" on tv)

    01/24/2005 5:51:22 PM PST · by joesbucks · 43 replies · 1,317+ views
    abc news ^ | 01/24/05 | ap
    The Associated Press WASHINGTON Jan 24, 2005 — Regulators rejected 36 complaints of indecency Monday against popular TV shows including "Friends" and "The Simpsons." The objections had been filed with the Federal Communications Commission by the Parents Television Council, a watchdog group that frequently complains about sex and violence on television. "In context, none of the segments were patently offensive under contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium, and thus not indecent," the agency said in a statement. The FCC also ruled "the material was not profane, in context." Three members of the five-member FCC approved the orders: Chairman Michael...
  • Porn foes lament Ashcroft record on prosecutions

    12/19/2004 10:17:29 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 20 replies · 483+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | December 20, 2004 | Charles Hurt
    When Attorney General John Ashcroft was lampooned for shrouding the bare-breasted statue at the Department of Justice, many expected he would reverse the eight-year decline in obscenity prosecutions under former President Bill Clinton. But today, as Mr. Ashcroft prepares to vacate the highest law enforcement office in the land, anti-porn advocates are deeply disappointed with the Bush administration's record -- under Mr. Ashcroft's guidance -- for pursuing peddlers of smut. President Bush "has a worse record in his first term than Clinton had," says Patrick A. Trueman, who served as chief of the Justice Department's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Kids at YMCA swim meet run into cross-dressing ball

    12/20/2004 5:01:16 AM PST · by Ellesu · 168 replies · 4,208+ views
    In an incident the YMCA is calling "a very regrettable scheduling error," kids arriving for an early-morning swim meet Sunday walked into a gender-bending scene of the kind most of them wouldn't be allowed to watch on TV. Several of the kids' angry parents clashed with participants in a transgender fashion show, which had been under way at the New City YMCA since about midnight, resulting in a chaotic melee that was eventually broken up by private security guards and East Chicago District police. A YMCA member had reserved the entire facility, at 1515 N. Halsted, from 11 p.m. Saturday...
  • Humanity and Original Sin

    11/27/2004 10:33:18 PM PST · by Wallace T. · 7 replies · 650+ views
    Self | November 28, 2004 | Wallace T. Cosgraves
    “By Adam’s fall we sinned all,” was a motto New England Puritan students learned in their elementary primers in the 17th and 18th Centuries. This motto is reflective of the historic Christian belief in original sin, a term not addressing Adam and Eve’s act of disobedience, but the effect that sin had upon mankind. The Scriptures speak repeatedly of sin and death entering the world through one man’s transgression. As a result of Adam’s sin, all men became sinners. The concept of original sin may be seen as inherited corruption. David stated in Psalm 51:5 that he was brought forth...
  • Clinton Library Opening in Little Rock ["Messy Legacy" Will Be On Full Display]

    11/14/2004 4:56:16 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 77 replies · 1,863+ views
    AP ^ | Sun Nov 14 | DAVID HAMMER
    As Bill Clinton's library is unveiled at a gala opening this week, one thing is certain: His messy legacy will be on full display. One alcove will be dedicated to impeachment, and organizers have promised not to sidestep even Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones. The 58-year-old political superstar is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to his library. "Bill Clinton is a rock star," said Skip Rutherford, head of Clinton's nonprofit foundation that built the $165 million library. "He is Elvis." The William J. Clinton Presidential Center, a metaphorical "bridge to the 21st century" cantilevered out...
  • Headless Hostess, Hamas-Style (Warning: links to disturbing image)

    11/04/2004 8:16:52 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 10 replies · 1,639+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 11-1-04 | David Frankfurter
    Headless hostess, Hamas-style By David Frankfurter In September, I wrote of the Palestinian children's role model -- pretty 18 year-old suicide bomber and children's television presenter Zainab Ali Issa Abu Salem (earlier article on Salem). The power of this image was not lost on the 'political and social services' wing of Hamas. The picture at left (with caption translated from the Arabic), appeared in issue 38 of the Hamas children's newspaper Alfatah of September 22, 2004. [image at link, you have been warned] The social and educational wing of Hamas, whose members UNRWA chief Peter Hansen employs without concern, know...
  • Arafat in a Swiss Banking Advertisement! (Vanity)

    10/05/2004 4:44:13 PM PDT · by Piranha · 5 replies · 489+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | October 5, 2004 | Self
    Check out the Advertisement at the top of the webpage: an advertisement for "Instant Offshore Swiss Bank Accounts" featuring a laughing Yasir Arafat asking, "Guess where I keep my money?" This is utterly depraved. Thanks to Allah Pundit who found the link:
  • Ars Vitae: No Lika Da Gurly Mon! Rappers Kill Batty-Boy Dead.

    09/11/2004 8:22:11 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 8 replies · 399+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | 11 Sep 2004 | .cnI redruM
    Saturday, September 11, 2004 The latest issue of The Economist reports on a trend that they find disturbing. It seems British pop music stations are glorifying raggae artists from Jamaica who sing violently homophobic songs. Two of these acts, Elephant Man and Vybz Kartel, have been nominated for MOBO (Music of Black Origins) Awards. Gay Activist Peter Tatchell refers to these artists as "Jamaican Murder Music" and states that "they explicitly encourage their listeners to go out and shoot stab, club, stone, and burn lesbian and gay people." Perhaps he made these statements in reference to "We Nuh Like Gay"...
  • Killers Set Terms, a Mother Chooses (Mother reunited with child left behind-see post #133)

    09/03/2004 12:52:08 PM PDT · by JustPiper · 153 replies · 4,293+ views
    Yahoo/LATimes ^ | 9-3-04 | Kim Murphy
    BESLAN, Russia — Zalina Dzandarova cradles her son Alan as he sleeps with his small face buried against her stomach. He is the child Dzandarova was able to save. The child she chose to save, really. It is the other one, little Alana, her 6-year-old daughter, whose image torments her: Alana clutching her hand, Alana crying and calling after her. Alana's sobs disappearing into the distance as Dzandarova walked out of Middle School No. 1 here Thursday, clutching 2-year-old Alan in her arms.
  • Baby Held Hostage, Stabbed in Standoff (w Prev. Deported Alien)

    06/26/2004 4:13:09 PM PDT · by NewRomeTacitus · 44 replies · 736+ views
    ABCNewsGo ^ | 06-26-2004 | AP
    ST. GEORGE, Utah June 26, 2004 — A man who took a baby hostage stabbed the infant during a standoff with police before officers shot and wounded the man in the hip. The baby was flown to a Salt Lake City hospital Friday night with stab wounds to some internal organs, but was expected to live, St. George police spokesman Craig Harding said Saturday. Police identified the suspect as Valentin S. Echevarria, and said the child was believed to be his girlfriend's. Officials were not sure if the child was his. The child's mother ran to a neighbor and called...
  • Pray For The Korean. It's Now Sunset in Iraq. The Vermin Have Threatened to Kill Him.

    06/21/2004 9:23:24 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 175 replies · 608+ views (Chosun Ilbo newspaper) ^ | 21 June 2004 | AmericanInTokyo
    It is 8:15 p.m. now, local, in Iraq. Sunset in Baghdad slated for 8:16 p.m. (12:16 p.m. Eastern Time Monday).The poor South Korean captive in Iraq, Mr. Kim, may well meet a terrible fate at this moment. Please pray that these radical Islamist uncivilized animals are overwhelmed somehow by Divine Force, or hopefully; by US Marines or special forces (who would also be a divine force in this case).Watching and waiting and hoping.......
  • Actor's HIV Infection Strikes Calif. Porn Industry

    04/15/2004 6:39:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 99 replies · 2,290+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/15/04 | Gina Keating
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's multi-billion-dollar adult porn industry ground to a virtual halt on Thursday after a popular actor tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS (news - web sites). Industry advocates immediately called for a 60-day moratorium on filming so that others could be tested. Actor Darren James tested positive for HIV (news - web sites) on Wednesday in screening conducted routinely on the industry's 1,200 regular actors by the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare (AIM) Foundation, the foundation's Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell (news) said. They must show negative tests to keep working in the industry, Mitchell said, adding...
  • Comcast Cashing In On Porn

    02/13/2004 12:10:50 PM PST · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 101 replies · 234+ views ^ | February 13, 2004 | David Lazaruus
    <p>If they wanted, Comcast subscribers could have watched "Table Top Sex" on the Spice channel Thursday night. Or they could have caught "Boob Mania 6." Or "Barely Legal 39."</p> <p>Comcast, the nation's largest cable company, is one of the most far-reaching distributors of pornography, offering subscribers a moaning, groaning melange of what's euphemistically called "adult entertainment" -- and profiting handsomely from the deal.</p>
  • Female Minister attemps to murder Male Minister so she can have his wife.

    02/13/2004 1:47:32 PM PST · by WKB · 36 replies · 557+ views ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2004 | Lindsey Nair
    The only thing standing between the Rev. Judy Brown and a future with Toby Lynn Smart was Smart's minister husband, so Brown came up with a chilling plot to kill him. That's how Salem Commonwealth's Attorney Fred King would have argued the case, anyway, had it gone to trial. Instead, Brown entered two Alford pleas Wednesday, meaning that she admitted no guilt but acknowledged that prosecutors would likely have proven the charges. The Rev. Judy Lynn Brown, 51, was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit murder and malicious wounding in connection with a crowbar attack on Edwin...
  • MTV Not Satisfied With Pushing Smut on Their Own Channel, Now They Corrupt the Super Bowl

    02/02/2004 9:48:37 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 43 replies · 470+ views
    MTV Not Satisfied With Pushing Smut on Their Own Channel, Now They Corrupt the Super Bowl Says Stand True Ministries 2/2/04 8:55:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Television Reporter Contact: Bryan Kemper of Stand True Ministries, 540-834-0303 WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Following is a statement by Bryan Kemper of Stand True Ministries, founder of, on yesterday's MTV-produced Super Bowl half- time show: "Stand True, ( the host of, is not surprised or shocked that MTV would produce a show like they did for the Super Bowl. Anyone who watches MTV knows they are nothing more...
  • Baby's 'angelic' face haunts former abortion nurse

    11/07/2003 6:26:59 AM PST · by truthandlife · 137 replies · 706+ views
    BP News ^ | 11/6/03 | Michael Foust
    Brenda Pratt Shafer witnessed a partial-birth abortion. It was an experience she would rather forget, but cannot. A registered nurse, Shafer in 1993 worked for three days in an abortion clinic in Dayton, Ohio, under abortion doctor Martin Haskell, who popularized the procedure. Shafer's testimony before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee in 1996 helped strengthen the push to ban partial-birth abortion and has been recounted often by senators and representatives in congressional floor debates. President Bush signed the ban into law Nov. 5. "[B]ecause of the strong pro-choice views that I held at that time, I thought this assignment...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rewrites Constitution and 3,000 years of history

    06/26/2003 8:28:58 AM PDT · by Polycarp · 252 replies · 796+ views
    Alliance Defense Fund | 6/26/03 | Richard K. Jefferson
    U.S. Supreme Court rewrites Constitution and 3,000 years of history WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today rewrote the U.S. Constitution and 3,000 years of legal history by striking down the Texas sodomy law in a 6-3 decision. The court overrode the Constitution, the history of American law, and its own precedent by declaring in Lawrence v. Texas that there is a right to privacy to protect private, adult consensual sexual activity. Justice Kennedy wrote for the majority, and only Justices Scalia and Thomas and Chief Justice Rhenquist dissented. The majority reasoned, unbelievably, that because of the trend in state...