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Archive for September, 2007

A Cowboy Ain’t Always Right

Yesterday, while watching an episode of Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre, I heard a cowboy say the strangest thing….” Women ain’t built to know what they want.  That’s the reason they need a man.”

Evidently, that cowboy never met any of the women in my life.  Not only do they know what they want — they know what I want even when I don’t want it.

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Indoctrination

A Massachusetts father was handcuffed and jailed after he objected to Lexington’s Estabrook Elementary School teaching his 5-year-old son about homosexuality.

David Parker, his wife, and another family are fighting what is described as a court order for segregation, after U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled if they didn’t agree with the school’s advocacy for homosexuality, they could take their children out of school and send them elsewhere or home school them.

Here is some of what the honorable judge had to say…

“The rights of religious freedom and parental control over the upbringing of children would undermine teaching and learning…”

“As it is difficult to change attitudes after they have developed, it is reasonable for public schools to attempt to teach understanding and respect for gays and lesbians…”

Wolf concluded that Christians who attend schools in the state of Massachusetts need such teachings to be engaged and productive citizens.

What Judge Wolf is saying is that public schools have a right and obligation to indoctrinate young children into an unholy lifestyle.

I have a few words for Judge Mark Wolf…

Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:  Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.  1st Corinthians 6:9  NIV

The acts of the sinful nature are obvious:  sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery.  I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.  Galatians 5:19, 21b  NIV

The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be know about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — His eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.  For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.  Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools…Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.  They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator — who is forever praised.  Amen.  Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts.  Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.  In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another.  Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.  Romans 1:18-22, 24-27  NIV

Early Riser

scan0001.jpgI shared this tale with fellow blogger Shortfellow about five or six months back, but I decided I would post it for your reading pleasue.

A few years back I went to Nashville to visit a friend in the publishing business.  With $55.00 in my pocket, I headed east in my little Chevette and arrived at a motel outside Nashville about thirteen hours later.  I chose this particular motel because [being the conservative I am] the sign next to the highway read “$10.75 tax incl.”  The next morning I arose at my usual time, about 3:00 a.m., and sat around and read until about 7:30 when I decided to go to the Country Music Hall of Fame and look things over.  When I arrived at the shrine of Country Music, around 8:00 a.m., I thought, “How strange!  No one is here to see this magnificent ediface.”  I entered the building and toured the facility, sat through two or three music videos, and visited the gift shop [where I wanted to purchase several items — but no one was there to take my money].  About 9:45 I decided it was time to leave and make preparations for my appointment which would be in a couple of hours.  As I reached the front door I was surprised to see a very long line of people standing outside the door.  Then, I noticed the sign…”Open 10:00 a.m.”  Nervous and fearfull of arrest, the only thing I could think of was to pose as a janitor [which I did].  As I passed the crowd I welcomed all the visitors to Nashville, and told the waiting crowd, “The Hall of Fame will be opening in just a few minutes.”

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