A look at current events from the point of a view of a Conservative Evangelical Christian who stands firmly on the Word of God (that's the Bible for those of you at Berkley) and stands behind the Constitution of the United States of America. So grab yourself a big cup of java, kick back in your chair and enjoy another member of the "vast right wing conspiracy" making his voice heard.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Blame Game

All over Washington and around the US talking heads are presenting their spin on the current nuclear crisis that is taking place in North Korea and that zany little dictator running that ship, Kim Jong Il. Turn on any news program or read any news journal (that is a paper or magazine for those of you at Univ. of Wisconsin...AKA, The United Socialist Republic of Madison) and you will find the latest talking points that put the blame on the other side.
Honestly, I can't say who is to blame here.
You have a 1994 agreement between the US and North Korea that was negotiated by Madeline Albright and Jimmy Carter. First of all...when did Jimmy Carter become this foreign relations expert? As President of the US he handed the Panama Canal over to that Banana Republic only to have Manuel Noriega come in a few years later and demonstrate what a 3rd World Dictator at his best can be like; and then there is that little Iranian hostage crisis that ended with Reagan (a real President) taking office. Anyone ever noticed that one of those Iranian hostage takers looks an awful lot like current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? Hmmm....

Anyway, back to this waste of paper and US tax money from back in 1994. According to the official reports, North Korea committed to freezing its illicit plutonium weapons program in exchange for two proliferation-resistant nuclear reactors and additional aid. Yes, they would get nukes and money...and we trusted him (nod nod, wink wink).
How can we trust a 5'2" nutjob who wears 3 inch platform shoes that cost as much as $5000 a pair, claims to own 20,000 US movies, is an apparent aficionado of porn, and drinks as many as 20 glasses of wine during political negotiations. But then again, we are talking about Bill Clinton who probably saw someone who he could hang out with while Hillary was running for the Senate. Can't you see Bubba and Lil Kim at Hooter's harassing the servers?

On the other hand, we also have Iranian nutjob Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claiming that they only want nukes for power reasons...aren't they sitting on the largest collection of dinosaur bones on the planet? While would one of the richest oil producing nations in the world need nuclear power?
Here is why, there is an Islamic law called "Taiyya", it literally means: "Concealing or disguising one's beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies at a time of eminent danger, whether now or later in time, to save oneself from physical and/or mental injury." One of those times, is during Jihad...a holy war against the west for instance.

All I know is when I see these goose stepping soldiers in Iran and North Korea marching in front of missiles, it looks way too much like Hitler and Mussolini prior to WWII. Throw in Chavez down in Venezuela, and you got the full axis going.

And in closing, for your entertainment purposes, I thought I would include the following little ad I found in YouTube before the Clintonistas had it pulled off:
* Sorry i couldn't post the actual video...for some reason, and for the first time i couldn't post a video from YouTube on one of my sites; hmm....

Friday, October 06, 2006

Who does God hate?

I one favor to ask: that the Phelps family would drop the words “Baptist” and “Church” from the Westboro Baptist Church name because they really are giving those of us who are part of Baptists churches, and churches in general a bad name.

I saw Shirley and one of her sisters (sorry, the name slips me, but as far as I’m concerned, it really isn’t all that important) on Fox News the other night after they were given an hour of air time by Mike Gallagher. It is my understanding that during this hour, they spilled out venom and filth from their mouths that would probably make a sailor blush. Exit interviews had them continuing to proclaim that anyone and everyone other than those in the Phelps organization are hell bound.

The reason, for the free airtime…Mike Gallagher offered it to them so that they would not protest at the funerals of the 5 Amish school girls killed in Lancaster, PA this past week. Some of the signs they intended to display said things like, “Your daughters are whores”. I even caught Shirley Phelps-Roper proclaiming that it was better for these girls to be killed now to avoid a life that would cause their stint in hell to be worst.

I CANNOT make this stuff up!

For those of you who are not familiar with this group of hate mongers, let me introduce them to you. According to their website, which I refuse to post on here, Fred Phelps grew up in Meridian, MS and was basically the all-American boy who even earned the honor of Eagle Scout. Ordained by a Southern Baptist Church in 1947 (I do hope this church has repented of that), he sometime later became a hyper-Calvinist (TULIP is their “church manifesto”) and a hate monger. His Westboro religious group (sorry, I REFUSE to call it a Baptist church) was formed in 1955. In fact, let’s call a spade a spade…they are a cult; plain and simple, a cult that preaches a false Gospel and does not speak in the name of the one true God.

Phelps also earned a law degree only to be disbarred by the Kansas Supreme Court in 1979 because they said he had, "little regard for the ethics of his profession” according an Anti-Defamation League article. He continued to attempt a law practice for the next 10 years and then staged his first protest in 1991 in Topeka, KS targeting a park that was known to be frequented by homosexuals.

Shirley Phelps-Roper, daughter of Fred Phelps, has become a bit of a media spokes-person for the Phelps cult. She has appeared on a number of shows on Fox News, as well as spewing her hate on Mike Gallagher this past week with her sister Margie (oh yeah, that's her name). They are just 2 of at least 5 attorneys in this family who apparently have mastered the art of twisting the 1st Amendment to support their hate that disgraces the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God.

Here’s what I have a problem with…ok, one of many things I have a problem with when it comes to these freaks: where is the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
They claim, according to their website that “God is love” is not a Biblical truth, when in fact 1 John 4:16 clearly says, “God is love”, and then there is that whole message of John 3 that apparently they have also ripped out of their Bibles for their sick and twisted purposes.

And then add to that, the only message I ever hear preached from Shirley et al is “repent” like the people of Nineveh or face the wrath of God. OK…I will agree that the US needs to repent and turn to God; but where do they repent and turn to?

Does not Romans 10:9-10, 13 say, “9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 13 For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."”
Where is Christ, and Him crucified in all of their ranting and raving? Where is the life changing Gospel of salvation by grace through faith alone?

The next few verses of Romans 10 go on to add, “14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!" 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our report?" 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

All they say is “repent, repent, repent…”, but there is nothing about where to turn. And where is the “Gospel of Peace” that Paul writes about in Romans 10:15. There is no peace in “God hates America” and “Your daughters are whores”…only HATE!

I feel sorry for Fred, Shirley, Margie and all of the other members of the Phelps cult, because I really do believe that Hell is going to be a little bit hotter for them as a result of this blasphemy.
Yes, I said “blasphemy” as in a violation of the 3rd Commandment found in Exodus 10:7…because in saying that they speak on behalf of God they are taking the name of the one true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the Triune God in vain.

I’m praying for the salvation of the Phelps cult, and I pray that they will find God’s grace while it is still called today.