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  • A Personal Message To Barack Hussein Obama

    03/29/2012 9:17:22 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 37 replies
    My Brain | 3/30/12 | Alan Levy
    Recently, our Failed Messiah, Barack Hussein Obama had this to say about the Trayvon Martin fiasco: (Don't worry. This column is NOT about the Creepy Left's new Horst Wessel. Enough electrons have died needless deaths on him.) *********************************** "All of us have to do some soul-searching to figure out how does something like this happen. And that means that we examine the laws and the context for what happened as well as the specifics of the incident." *********************************** Really, Barry ? I mean, really ? I need to do some soul searching ? In my entire life, I've never (in...
  • A Psychological Cry for Moral Help

    03/27/2012 12:37:38 PM PDT · by restorecivilsociety · 7 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 3/27/2012 | Anna Maria Hoffman
    As we go about our lives, there is something happening around us that is not deemed “newsworthy” or “important” by many people. It’s toxic, troubling, and traumatic. It’s happening on college campuses. It’s happening next door to you. It’s the white elephant in the room that everybody notices, but does not want to address for countless reasons. It’s what our generation praises and feels empowered by, but refuses to let their parents know about. And shockingly enough, it’s happening at conservative conferences thanks to people who do not practice what they preach. So what is it? It’s the hookup culture....
  • Perceptions of morality: Survey

    03/20/2012 9:50:37 AM PDT · by orthodoxyordeath · 9 replies
    On this forum there have been some interesting conversations about the current youth being unable to think morally and critically. I constructed this survey to see how the oldest living generations think about morals and certain subjects in comparison to the younger generations. if you could please take this, and share it around with your liberal and conservative friends, that'd be appreciated. if posting this link is against forum rules, I apologize profusely.
  • The freedom to do God's will, economically

    03/07/2012 3:39:06 PM PST · by gogogodzilla · 2 replies
    The Economist ^ | 28 February 2012 | W.W.
    <p>TODAY'S Wall Street Journal features an op-ed in which Rick Santorum pledges that "...in my first 100 days as president, I'll submit to Congress and work to pass a comprehensive pro-growth and pro-family Economic Freedom Agenda". No one is more receptive than I to an "economic freedom agenda", yet Mr Santorum's has my bullshit detector howling like an air-raid siren.</p>
  • Santorum, liberty, morality, and the culture wars (Liberals : the ones imposing morality on others)

    03/05/2012 6:21:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/05/2012 | Timothy Carney
    For one brief moment, Rick Santorum was the ideal Republican candidate for 2012, the perfect consonance of Don't-Tread-On-Me libertarianism and traditional cultural conservatism. When asked about contraception, which Santorum and the Catholic Church hold to be destructive of marriage and family, Santorum replied, "You know, here's the difference between me and the Left, and they don't get this. Just because I'm talking about it doesn't mean I want a government program to fix it. That's what they do. That's not what we do." This helped explain why so many liberal politicians and journalists were misunderstanding or lying about what Santorum...
  • North Miami mayor faces foreclosure

    03/03/2012 7:12:31 AM PST · by Nicojones · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 03/02/12 | Paradise Afshar
    This Article was carried in today's Miami Herald. What is shockingly sad that it was carried as straight news. The article failed to question the decision by this Mayor, a lawyer, to cease paying his mortgage "because its underwater" even after he was provided significant loan modifications, which included a reduced principal by over $125,000! Has the Government or anyone ever given you $125k and allowed you to live rent free? Read the whole article here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/02/2671560/north-miami-mayor-faces-foreclosure.html#storylink=cpy
  • Inside Sources Provide New Info on Priest Censured for Denying Lesbian Communion

    03/02/2012 6:35:44 PM PST · by ottbmare · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | March 2, 2012 | Christine Dhanagom
    GAITHERSBURG, MD, March 1, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the wake of international press coverage of a priest’s decision to deny a lesbian communion, and the woman’s subsequent demands that he be removed from the parish, a source close to the incident contacted LifeSiteNews with new information that he says will set the record straight. Among other things, the new information indicates that the woman did actually receive Communion at the Mass – but from an Extraordinary minister rather than the priest. Fr. Marcel Guarnizo of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland, was reprimanded by the Archdiocese of Washington...
  • Fallen Creation

    03/01/2012 9:52:11 AM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Noman Says ^ | 2/25/12 | Noman
    Man abused his creation in the beginning at the behest of the tempter. Mankind lost out on a good deal, original justice, in which we had full reign over our bodies, innocence, complete satisfaction of our material needs, and life in the garden of eden. The evil one was able to persuade us to turn our backs on it all. Paradoxically, we were able to sin because we were created in the image and likeness of God: free. Sin demonstrates our likeness to God as it demonstrates our freedom to choose good or evil. Ironically, this likeness to God--free choice,...
  • Ethicists call for killing of newborns to be made legal

    02/29/2012 11:57:06 AM PST · by NYer · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 29, 2012 | Madeleine TEAHAN
    Professors from Milan and Oxford argue that 'foetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons'Professors from Milan and Oxford argue that 'foetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons' (PA photo)A leading British medical journal has published an article calling for the introduction of infanticide for social and medical reasons.The article in the Journal of Medical Ethics, entitled “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” states in its abstract: “After-birth abortion (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not...
  • Presidents' Day 2012 (Knights of Columbus TV Commercial)

    02/20/2012 8:00:42 PM PST · by Heart-Rest · 18 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | February 17, 2012 | Knights of Columbus
    A commercial made by the Knights of Columbus which was run earlier today on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)   ===>   Link for "Presidents' Day 2012" (Knights of Columbus commercial on youtube)
  • Why Is Newt’s Biggest Donor So Opposed to Santorum? (Santorum's views on gambling)

    02/16/2012 7:51:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 16, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    ....Asked about the legalization of online gambling, Santorum responds: "I’m someone who takes the opinion that gaming is not something that is beneficial, particularly having that access on the Internet. Just as we’ve seen from a lot of other things that are vices on the Internet, they end to grow exponentially as a result of that. It’s one thing to come to Las Vegas and do gaming and participate in the shows and that kind of thing as entertainment, it’s another thing to sit in your home and have access to that it. I think it would be dangerous to...
  • Simple values for politicians and the people who vote for them

    02/12/2012 10:40:16 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/12/2012 | Jerry Todd
    With the broad and deep attack on our values and Constitution by the Administration and its handlers, we must restore our armor against the snares of the evil that swirls through our halls of government. Oaths to uphold and protect the Constitution are laughed at and Judeo-Christian values vilified. More than politics, it’s spiritual warfare! Here are a few simple observations that a few of us might grasp and try to understand: 1. The Declaration of Independence sets the spiritual, moral and philosophical base of the Constitution. It also warns of “pretended legislation” and the “sending out of agents to...
  • Judicial Tyranny - Impeach Justice Ginsburg

    02/06/2012 9:19:43 AM PST · by setourchildrenfree · 27 replies
    http://setourchildrenfree.com ^ | 2-6-12 | Tony Caruso
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's interview to an Egyptian televison network the other day gave us a rare insight into why America is has so quickly gone down the road of self-destruction - judicial tyranny, plain and simple.
  • Letter from Archbishop John G. Vlazny on the matter of freedom of conscience and decisions by HHS

    01/29/2012 1:34:07 PM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdioces of Portland, Oregon ^ | January 25, 2012 | Archbishop John G. Vlazny
    Letter January 25, 2012 from Archbishop John G. Vlazny on the matter of freedom of conscience and decisions by HHSDear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: It is important for you to know that the federal government has just dealt a heavy blow to the Catholic population and to the millions more who are served by the Catholic faithful.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that almost all employers, including Catholic employers, will be forced to offer their employees’ health coverage that includes sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraception. Almost all health insurers will be forced to include...
  • Moral Leadership - The Whole Man (1963)

    01/14/2012 7:27:48 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 1 replies
    USAF ^ | 1963 | USAF
    Moral Leadership - The Whole Man (1963) Video
  • Are You Sitting Down? (Shortened Title

    01/11/2012 12:07:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, let me find this. This is from TheHill.com. You are not going to like this. Let me just read it to you. It is by an Jonathan Easley (I always like to put the journalist's name to the story), and we're gonna assume that it's true. We don't know if it is or not. It's in the mainstream media. "On the heels of his decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney took the attacks on his private sector record used by GOP rivals and turned them against President Obama. Romney's critics have...
  • Belafonte on Obama: He Doesn’t Deserve a Second Term, Lacks ‘Moral Compass’

    01/11/2012 7:57:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 1-11-12 | "Hollywoodland"
    If Matt Damon is disillusioned with The One, Harry Belafonte is downright dismayed with President Barack Obama’s first term. The Calypso crooner didn’t hold back during a recent radio chat on “Smiley & West,” co-hosted by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, even if a rebroadcast of the program snipped out Belafonte’s most punishing comments, according to The Radio Equalizer. My question is, what legacy will he leave, having the opportunity to serve under such hugely dramatic circumstances and had such a huge impact on the universal state of things … how could he have had such a splendid opportunity to...
  • Project Inspired

    01/06/2012 4:49:51 PM PST · by Sola Veritas · 2 replies
    Nicole Weider ^ | Nicole Weider
    What is Project Anti-Cosmo? Cosmopolitan is emblematic of what’s wrong with our culture today. The content of the magazine is predominantly (and often explicitly) about sex. The articles you’ll typically find in its pages advise “hookups” without a hint of emotional connection. Yet, unlike “R” rated movies, there’s no “age limit” for anyone to access it, so young teen girls are reading, absorbing, and acting on its destructive message. Indeed, the increasing focus on sex sex sex encourages the magazine’s impressionable readers to make the most shallow choices imaginable. Because of its popularity (it’s in every supermarket, at the nail...
  • Santorum Surge Brings Ethics Questions

    01/04/2012 2:55:31 PM PST · by Fred · 63 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 010412 | MATTHEW MOSK and BRIAN ROSS
    Rick Santorum's powerful finish in the Iowa caucus is bringing fresh attention to his tenure in Congress, including ethics questions that dogged him about a preferred mortgage he received from a bank run by campaign donors, and federal funds that went to a real estate developer who backed his charity. One of the top donors to Santorum's charity was also the beneficiary of an $8 million Santorum-sponsored federal earmark, according to published reports. Melanie Sloan, a former federal prosecutor who filed an ethics complaint against Santorum in 2006 on behalf of a watchdog group, said her organization's website received a...
  • The Fiscal Crisis Straw Man and Moral Relativism's Consuming Dragon

    12/29/2011 6:48:05 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 10 replies
    IFB ^ | 12/29/11
    What amazes me more than anything today is the ignorance of those who seek to figure out what is at the root of our American decline (socially and fiscally). My friend, unless you have been born again as the Lord Jesus Christ has commanded, you will NEVER be able to understand it let alone see it (John 3:3-7, Rom. 8:5-8, 1 Cor. 2:14, Jude 1:10). When these violations are more numerous against the absolutes of time and space (natural laws and moral absolutes) and are promoted, practiced and deemed natural and normal by the lawless ones of fallen humanity it...
  • Homosexual Coaches

    12/21/2011 9:45:05 PM PST · by Iamchief · 49 replies
    Dec 21, 2011 | Iamchief
    Has the unveiling of perverse homosexual behavior among male college coaches shed light on a deeper systemic problem with America? Are we seeing the tip of an immoral and sick iceberg; which, if it continues to drift, may tear a hole in our ship?
  • Obama's War on Truth and Decency

    12/13/2011 6:41:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2011 | Robert Knight
    Three incidents in recent days tell us all we need to know about the Obama Administration’s "values." On Dec. 1, the story broke that Bethesda, Maryland-based Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where wounded veterans convalesce, apparently had banned visitors from bringing in Bibles or other religious items. Walter Reed Chief of Staff C.W. Callahan issued a memo in September which said: "No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading material, and/or artifacts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit." Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, savaged the Obama Administration on the floor of the House, saying, "The President...
  • Is This Conservatism ?

    12/02/2011 4:25:27 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 49 replies · 1+ views
    My Undying Opposition To Ron Paul's Candidacy | 12/2/11 | Alan Levy
    One of my many, many pet peeves is the following statement, which is often said by some Paultard stoned out of his mind on some drug or another: "Ron Paul is the only Conservative running for President!" To me, this is is like fingernails on a chalkboard or watching the latest offering from the FOX Neocon Channel (FNC). Let's take a look at some of RuPaul's (H/T: Mark Levin) "Conservative" thoughts. Let's put this moronic theory to the test, shall we ? *********************************** "I don't think it's very good sign for civilization to still be invoking the death penalty. ....
  • Gloria Estefan in talks to join 'Glee' (Will play mom who supports her teen's lesbianism)

    12/01/2011 9:52:31 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/1/11
    News already broke this week that Ricky Martin was going to appear on "Glee" this winter as McKinley High's new Spanish teacher. But now EW has even more exciting news for Latin music fans: A source exclusively tells EW that pop superstar Gloria Estefan is currently in negotiations to play [SPOILER ALERT!!!]... Santana's mother!
  • Dr. Richard Land: An Open Letter to Newt Gingrich (Why Evangelical Women Don't Trust You)

    11/30/2011 8:31:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/30/2011 | Richard Land
    Mr. Speaker, Well done! You have risen beyond relevancy to serious competiveness by your grip, erudition and intelligence. You have come back from the political equivalent of Hospice care to become a serious contender for the Republican nomination for president. You’re obviously extremely bright, knowledgeable, experienced on the issues and fully able to go toe-to-toe with the formidable campaigner President Obama has amply demonstrated that he is. By the way, your idea of a series of Lincoln-Douglas style debates between you and the president if you are the nominee is a great idea. Those debates would do much to clarify...
  • Children Are Being Exposed To Shocking Levels Of Sexual Content

    11/26/2011 7:58:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Movieguide ^ | November 26, 2011 | Marsha West
    This probably won’t shock most people because we live in an age where the envelope has been pushed so far it’s disappeared over the horizon.  According to the Daily Mail, pink and leopard-print thong panties with no crotches sized to fit a seven-year-old were being sold at Kids N Teen in Greeley, Colorado.  The panties were yanked after a mortified mother complained. As one writer put it: “It’s a new kind of memory: A daughter’s first pair of crotchless panties.” It’s also a sign of the times when a retailer decides there’s nothing wrong with selling sleazy leopard-print thong panties...
  • Hear Evolutionists/Atheists Themselves on Evil & Ethics (like Rape for Instance)

    11/21/2011 9:46:01 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 89 replies
    Religio-Poltical Talk (RPT) ^ | 11-21-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    A new audio added to my mix of videos in regards to evolutionary ethics and rape. Richard Dawkins in an honest moment.
  • The Right to be Governed

    11/09/2011 6:03:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 5+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2011 | Mike Adams
    There are a number of differences between the college students of the 1960s and the college students of today. Perhaps none is more striking than the desire of the former to be free and the latter to be controlled by the university administration. A recent controversy at UNC-Chapel Hill shows just how upset students become when administrators tell them they are free to associate with whomever they choose. The controversy began like so many controversies begin on college campuses. A homosexual student joined a group that did not share his views on homosexuality. When he was predictably removed from the...
  • Focus on standardized tests may be pushing some teachers to cheat

    11/07/2011 5:40:59 PM PST · by 68skylark · 8 replies · 9+ views
    LA Times ^ | Nov 6, 2011 | Howard Blume
    The stress was overwhelming. For years, this veteran teacher had received exemplary evaluations but now was feeling pressured to raise her students' test scores. Her principal criticized her teaching and would show up to take notes on her class. She knew the material would be used against her one day. "My principal told me right to my face that she — she was feeling sorry for me because I don't know how to teach," the instructor said. The Los Angeles educator, who did not want to be identified, is one of about three dozen in the state accused this year...
  • China's Morally Hollow Economy

    10/28/2011 1:48:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 14+ views
    American Specator ^ | 10/28/2011 | Samuel Gregg
    In recent weeks, China has been consumed by an unprecedented internal debate concerning a subject bound to make its Communist rulers nervous. At issue is the moral health of Chinese society. Widespread Chinese discussion of this most un-politically correct subject was triggered by the October 21 death of a two-year old girl in the city of Foshan in Guangdong province. She died of internal injuries sustained after being run-over not once, but twice in a local market. Accidents happen. But what made little Wang Yue's death a matter for intense public discussion was the fact that nearly 20 people simply...
  • Sexual Politics at the Movies

    10/28/2011 7:30:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 18+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2011 | Suzanne Fields
    "The Ides of March," the slick new movie with George Clooney as an unethical presidential candidate, is a morality tale for our time. It lacks tragic dimensions, it's melodramatic without complexity of character, and it has a neatly constructed plot that has no emotional depth, sliding over the surfaces of the political world as we have come to know it, up close and personal. But it entertains as an engaging tale about the dirty tricks of politics. Entertainment, after all, is what politics has become. The title, if it means anything, is simplistically ironic, since there is no Caesar to...
  • Are Evangelicals or University Professors More Irrational?

    10/25/2011 4:25:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies · 31+ views
    National Review ^ | 10-25-11 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, the New York Times published an opinion piece by Karl W. Giberson and Randall J. Stephens — a physics professor and a history professor at Eastern Nazarene College — that takes evangelicals to task for being anti-intellectual, anti-reason, and anti-science. Their evidence: Evangelicals doubt man-made global warming. Evangelicals believe that gays can “pray away” their homosexuality. Evangelicals believe the earth is only thousands of years old and that men lived alongside dinosaurs. Evangelicals oppose same-sex marriage. It is worth analyzing these charges, given how often they are made. With regard to man-made global warming, the charge that all...
  • Jobs and Deficits: The Moral Equation

    10/04/2011 8:14:33 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 1 replies
    The Acton Institute ^ | September 28, 2011 | FATHER ROBERT A. SIRICO
    As reform of federal spending is undertaken, all cuts must be made with an eye to freeing citizens of every class to pursue their economic potential... The Genesis account of creation tells us that from the beginning, humanity was created to work. God puts Adam in the garden to "work and watch over it." The Scripture provides an insight into our nature: We are all, man and woman, called into this life to find our vocation, the work that is uniquely ours and contributes to the flourishing of the wider community. This explains why we are naturally so troubled about...
  • Is America Ready for a Christian President?

    09/24/2011 2:18:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies · 10+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2011 | Christopher Chantrill
    Leave it to a RINO. Now Gov. Mitt Romney is doing the Democrats' work for them by worrying that Rick Perry is too extreme to be electable. That's not the way that Democrats talk about their candidates. They go straight for the guilt trip, and worry out loud, e.g., about whether America is ready for a black president. ......Given the power liberals have to define the cultural horizon, it is easy to miss the importance of today's enthusiastic Christianity. Liberals are taught in their secularist seminaries that God Is Dead, and so the usual journalistic trend-spotters don't write breathless articles...
  • Raising "Right and Wrong" Kids in a "Whatever" World

    09/23/2011 2:41:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    NC Register ^ | September 23, 2011 | Matthew Archbold
    A sociologist from the University of Notre Dame published a study gauging the moral thinking of 18-23 year olds. The results are depressing and for this father of five, they’re scary. David Brooks of the New York Times summarized the study, saying that moral thinking to a large extent was considered a relative matter or not considered at all, even regarding issues such as cheating on a partner or drunken driving. Brooks writes that “when asked to describe a moral dilemma they had faced, two-thirds of the young people either couldn’t answer the question or described problems that are not...
  • The Dog or the Stranger?

    09/21/2011 12:12:19 PM PDT · by MNDude · 56 replies
    I just read an Dennis Prager column where he says "I began asking students if they would save their dog or a stranger first if both were drowning. The majority always voted against the stranger — because, they explained, they loved their dog and they didn’t love the stranger." I wasn't sure if I cold believe this statement so I did a search on the Internet and found the question posted several times. Many people do say they would save the stranger, however here are how many people answer the question: Wow, I really don't understand how somebody could save...
  • Why Young Americans Can’t Think Morally (Moral standards have been replaced by feelings)

    09/21/2011 9:20:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/20/2011 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, David Brooks of the New York Times wrote a column on an academic study concerning the nearly complete lack of a moral vocabulary among most American young people. Here are excerpts from Brooks’s summary of the study of Americans aged 18 to 23. It was led by “the eminent Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith”: ● “Smith and company asked about the young people’s moral lives, and the results are depressing.” ● “When asked to describe a moral dilemma they had faced, two-thirds of the young people either couldn’t answer the question or described problems that are not moral...
  • Why Young Americans Can't Think Morally

    09/20/2011 9:08:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 131 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Sept. 20, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, David Brooks of The New York Times wrote a column on an academic study concerning the nearly complete lack of a moral vocabulary among most American young people. Below are some excerpts from Brooks' summary of the study of Americans aged 18 to 23. (It was led by "the eminent Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith.") "Smith and company asked about the young people's moral lives, and the results are depressing … "When asked to describe a moral dilemma they had faced, two-thirds of the young people either couldn't answer the question or described problems that are not moral...
  • Are Tax Havens Moral or Immoral?

    09/20/2011 8:44:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | 09/05/2011 | Daniel Mitchell
    Being the world’s self-appointed defender of so-called tax havens has led to some rather bizarre episodes.For instance, the bureaucrats at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development threatened to have me thrown in a Mexican jail for the horrible crime of standing in the public lobby of a hotel and giving advice to low-tax jurisdictions.On a more amusing note, my efforts to defend tax havens made me the beneficiary of grade inflation and I was listed as the 244th most important person in the world of global finance — even higher than George Soros and Paul Krugman.But if that makes...
  • The Moral High Ground: The Left’s “morally superior” policies kill millions and impoverish billions

    09/08/2011 7:05:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/08/2011 | Jim Lacey
    Soon after I published an article questioning the global-warming orthodoxy, the world’s foremost hypocrite, Al Gore, informed anyone who still listens to him that my position is akin to racism. The wise course of action would be to ignore the rants of a man who desperately needs the world to remain fearful of carbon, the element on which all life on earth is based. If that fear were to vanish, how would he continue to rake in the millions needed for the purchase of his next beach house? But enough is enough. Why should I sit quietly and let...
  • This is What the National Council of Churches Wants YOU to Hear on Sunday, 9/11/11 - VANITY

    09/07/2011 4:50:31 AM PDT · by piperpilot · 63 replies
    National Council of Churches | 9/7/11 | Piperpilot
    I am scheduled to be a reader at my church this Sunday on the Tenth anniversary of 9/11. Yesterday, the minister sent me the special 9/11 reading that was prepared by the National Council of Churches for parishioners to hear. While most of it was fine, there are some prayers that are appalling to any right-thinking Christian and deserve to be publicized for their stunning example of moral relativism and anti-Biblical message. "We stand together in penitence, recognizing that we have not done enough to address the sources of anger, hate, dehumanization, rage and indignation that lead to acts of...
  • French priests hit out at bikini-wearing visitors

    09/05/2011 9:34:30 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 38 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 19 Aug 2011 10:35 GMT+1
    Churches across France have become overrun by tourists in skimpy beachwear, showing off bare stomachs and wearing baseball caps, according to priests who have spoken out about the drop in standards. A report in regional newspaper Midi Libre claims that religious leaders have tired of the increasingly disrespectful dress codes of some visitors. “Our church is right by the beach,” said Father Martin Gabet of the Notre Dame des Anges de Collioure church, close to the Spanish border. “As a result, lots of people come in wearing their swimwear. There have even been people who come in just to change...
  • S.C. Pastor Preaches 'Sex in the Church'

    09/03/2011 5:48:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    A South Carolina megachurch pastor has chosen to press through the awkwardness and talk about what an increasing number of churches have been addressing from the pulpit – sex. Pastor Perry Noble of NewSpring Church made it clear to his congregation that when it comes to sex, the church has a lot to learn. "Let's just be honest. Sexual immorality is in the house," he told his congregation, adding that he has seen sexual immorality at each of the three churches he has served. "We can't get mad at people that aren't Christians because they act like they're not Christians....
  • Sources of Morality [Ecumenical]

    08/22/2011 3:32:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    CatholicCity.com ^ | not given | Catechism of the Catholic Church, Simplified
    Sources of Morality From the Catechism of the Catholic Church, SimplifiedThree Sources (1750) The three sources of morality: The object chosen The person's purpose The circumstances of the act The Object Chosen (1751) The object directly chosen by the will determines the basic morality (good or bad). The person's intellect sees this as according to moral standards (good) or not according to moral standards (evil).The Intention (1752-1753) The person also has an intention which determines the act's morality. An intention can guide many acts or even a whole lifetime (as loving God). One act can have a multiplicity of intentions...
  • Democrats use science as a weapon

    For the better part of a century, socialists (Democrats) have been using science as a weapon to destroy the very fabric of American society. Today they propagate the global warming myth, forty years ago they were sounding the global cooling alarm, and they’ve used junk science to teach evolution in our nation’s schools. To the socialist it is somehow easier to believe that aliens put us here or that we emerged from some primordial sludge than it is to believe in God. Socialist leadership, under the guise of “organizing”, use the environment, gay rights, immigration, or any number of causes...
  • Vatican Cardinal Burke: In today’s society ‘morality has ceased to exist’

    08/04/2011 3:37:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 4, 2011 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    DENVER, August 4, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the Vatican’s highest court, delivered a dire yet hopeful message about the current state of society in an address at the 129th Knights of Columbus Convention Tuesday.  “We are witnesses of a society in which, in many respects, morality has ceased to exist,” said Burke. “We are called ever more urgently to the new evangelization of our culture.” Cardinal Burke pinpointed the problem as “moral relativism,” which he said “has even entered into the thinking of some theologians in the Church and which has provided an ideological foundation...
  • Liberals Outsourcing Morality

    06/21/2011 2:07:40 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2011 | Frank Ryan
    Liberals Outsourcing Morality By Frank Ryan In the Book of Matthew in the New Testament, Pontius Pilate symbolically washes his hands of the responsibility for the crucifixion of Jesus. This symbolism has carried on through the centuries as the mark of someone who is complicit in something yet wishes to distance himself from the appearance of responsibility. The person effectively "washes" away the guilt. In much the same way, 21st-century liberalism uses the tax code to absolve itself of the moral responsibility to truly care for the very citizens they claim to be protecting. The tax code has become the...
  • Economy of Sex: It's Cheap These Days

    06/15/2011 8:15:36 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 15 June 2011 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Think you haven’t heard of sexual economics? Listen to the pop culture. “Money can’t buy me love,” crooned the Beatles. “My love don’t cost a thing,” pledged Jennifer Lopez. MTV artists got “money for nothing and the chicks for free,” groused Dire Straits. Even Adele, in her current No. 1 hit, “Rolling in the Deep,” warns an ex-lover, “Go ahead and sell me out, and I’ll lay your ship bare.” Evidence of sexual economics — a mashup of Adam Smith and Dr. Ruth that seeks to explain how the “sexual market” works — is everywhere, said University of Texas sociology...
  • The virtual world's mandatory morality

    06/08/2011 12:35:16 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/8/11 | Phil Bronstein
    Next time you've got mail, you better check it carefully. And not just if you're one of Anthony Weiner's sexting partners. Could someone with access to your private account consider its contents obscene? Lewd? Too sexually descriptive? And decide to take it down? Yes. The digital taste police are on patrol and armed with your permission. I once had a friend send me a copy of Playboy when I was living in El Salvador. It was for the articles. No, really. I'd done an interview in that edition. But when some state security bureaucrat opened my mail and found a...
  • N.J. Teen Seeks Dress Refund to Pay for Boyfriend's Funeral

    05/22/2011 10:27:50 AM PDT · by rawhide · 129 replies · 2+ views
    myfoxny.com ^ | 5-22-11 | DIANA ROCCO
    MYFOXNY.COM - Sophomore Jackie Genovese, 16, of New Jersey, had the perfect prom dress and date. But tragedy struck last week when her boyfriend of two years was killed in a car accident. Jackie's boyfriend, James, died on the way home from a baseball team dinner. He was a popular Jackson High School senior only weeks from graduation. She bought her $1,200 dress at Freehold's Diane and Co., also known for their popular Oxygen show "Dress Coutoure." She wanted a refund for her dress so she could help pay for her boyfriend's funeral. Jackie's mom asked the owners of the...