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Gay Rights-V-B

20 Oct

The Ohio House has introduced House Bill 454 “The SAFE ACT” (Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act) which would ban the practice of administering puberty blockers and cross sex hormones to “gender transition” children and would ban transgender surgeries on children who are too young to understand the implications of transitioning. Hospitals, schools, and Planned Parenthood facilities are pressuring families to put their children on these procedures which are experimental and dangerous. They leave  many children permanently sterile and often causes permanent disfigurement. Children are too young to understand the meaning of sexuality, yet 85% of cases are based on the child’s self-diagnosis. Parents and medical personnel are often reenforcing their feelings and promoting these dangerous procedures instead of helping them work through their feelings. That is not only abdicating the parent’s responsibility to protect the child, it is medical malpractice on the part of medical personnel who are sworn to bring healing and do no harm.

 

 
 

Eighth Sunday of Kingdomtide-Oct 24

20 Oct

Eighth Sunday of Kingdomtide-Oct 24-Church and State-Christ said to render to Caesar that which is Caesar’s and to God that which is God’s. Unfortunately, we often become confused about what belongs to each. God is the one who establishes the law and commands man’s obedience, while government is ordained to keep the peace and maintain order as God’s instrument on earth. Men seeking power try to ignore God in the equation, because they want to claim man’s worship and obedience which belong only to God. While God calls us to obey the government because He established it, He calls us to obey Him when the government goes against His directive and usurps power which does not belong to it.

 

Gay Rights-VI-N

20 Oct

We are seeing the ultimate end in depending on feelings for our identity. God made men and women with different body structure. Some qualities enable men to excel in some things while others allow women to excel in other things. That is why we have men’s sports and women’s sports. In addition, men are stronger than women so they have separate competitions in things like basketball so some women can excel in it too, even though they could not compete against men on an equal basis. It also avoids those embarrassing moments in contact sports, both on the field and in the locker room. Increasing numbers of men who cannot compete against other men are turning to women’s sports, claiming they feel they are women. Since they are biological men and retain the strength and joint structure of men, they are able to win against women. As a result, biological women are being forced out. It is not fair to those women who are great athletes and worked their whole lives to excel in their sport to have to compete against men who are bigger and stronger than them. You would think the feminist organizations would be up in arms, but you don’t hear a word from them. Do they really care about women, or just about themselves. Their silence confirms what we already knew.

 

 
 

Gay Rights-VI-M

20 Oct

We face a growing problem called gender dysphoria where a boy feels like a girl in a boy’s body. It is often temporary and 90% of boys identifying as females enter adulthood as males. There is no proof they are born that way. Studies of identical twins show only 28% of cases where both identified as transgender so social and psychological factors are more important than biological ones. DNA is uniform throughout the body and male genetalia show testosterone is present in the womb and it circulates throughout body. Many identifying as transgender often suffer depression but many physicians never explore psychological aspects or explore the relation to mental illness. The suicide rate is very high and depression is present in 50% of suicides. Many attribute the depression to bullying but it is generally not. They have eight times the risk of attempted suicide and have nineteen times the death rate of the general population. They also have a high level of substance abuse. Many have been physically, mentally, and sexually abused which is associated with mental illness. We are now seeing a growing numbers of girls expressing feelings of being a boy in a girl’s body but a lot of it stems from the media which tells girls they are discriminated against as girls and from the abuse they suffer because the media paints them as sex objects.

 
 

Freedom of Religion-D-X

13 Oct

A city council in Texas enacted a law allowing people to use whatever bathroom they choose, regardless of their real or imagined gender. The churches gathered a petition to overturn the law through popular vote. The Justice Department then ordered the pastors of those churches to turn over copies of their sermons and any other material to determine if they opposed the law. How the question is resolved will determine whether churches have the right to inform their members about moral and social issues which affect them. Right now, the churches are the only thing holding together the moral and social fabric of this country, if the church is silenced, we will see an outpouring of moral and social depravity of unbelievable proportions. If it comes to where churches are prevented from supporting moral issues publicly, members can circulate information on the issues among themselves and their friends without the church letterhead. I have published papers on many of the Christian values. They are listed on my website neighborhoodministries.net and are available upon request.

 

 

 

Gay Rights-2-D

13 Oct

Recently a father was called to the school because his teenage daughter had been assaulted. It turned out that his daughter had been sexually assaulted by a boy entering the girl’s restroom dressed as a girl. The school refused to call police and preferred to handle it internally. When the father insisted they call police, they did and had the police evict him. Later at a school board meeting, the superintendent said all the excitement over boys using girl’s bathrooms was overblown and he knew of no incidents where girls had been assaulted because of the policy. When the father tried to correct him, they had police evict him. A short time later, the boy assaulted another girl in another girl’s bathroom. It will continue as long as boys can walk freely into girl’s bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers. Parents need to stand up and protect their children.  Our schools are built on the principle that local officials are elected to oversee the schools and serve the community. Recently, many school boards seem to have gotten the idea that they have a right to impose their values on the kids and parents should not have any say as to what is taught. Yet, voters still vote for school levies and elect school board members. If school board  members don’t want to listen to the community, the voters have a right to turn down school bond issues and not reelect the school board members. Parents need to know what their kids are taught because some of it is pretty scary.

 
 

Seventh Sunday of Kingdomtide,-Oct 17

12 Oct

The Rule of Law-Without God, law depends on who holds the power. Those who make the laws can change them and exempt themselves and their friends. With the Jewish and Christian faith, we believe God made the laws and only He can change them. No one is above the law. The king is subject to it like anyone else. When Samuel confronted David, he carried the authority of God and David listened. Most kings would have had Samuel killed for confronting them. We see today the damage done when those who make the laws do so to benefit themselves and those who judge the courts slant their decisions to benefit their friends and punish their opponents. One day we will all stand before God and He will not judge us on if we obeyed the laws of the land, He will judge us on if we obeyed His law. While He wants us to obey the laws of the land to live peaceably with those around us, when man’s laws conflict with God’s laws, we must decide whether to obey God or man. The ruler who exempted himself from his own laws on earth will not be able to exempt himself from the final judgement.

 

Politics-A-AX

12 Oct

Liberals have shown how far they are willing to go to undermine the rule of law and the rights of American citizens. When a group exposed the fact that Planned Parenthood was illegally selling body parts from aborted babies, Planned Parenthood sued the group for exposing their illegal activities. The liberal court awarded Planned Parenthood millions of dollars for “damage to their reputation” and the group faces numerous bogus charges for gathering the evidence, yet no action has been taken against Planned Parenthood. They are still selling illegal body parts in open violation of the law which prohibits the sale of human body parts. A State Attorney General is continuing to prosecute a baker who refused to bake a cake for a Gay wedding in spite of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, not once but twice, that such refusal is within his rights. Liberal lawmakers impeached President Trump, not once but twice, in spite of the fact that they found no evidence of wrongdoings during an exhaustive illegal spying operation. Now, a parent who asked the school board what her child would be taught in school, was told that she would have to file a public records request for the information, even though the information should be open to public inspection. She filed the request and now the National Education Association (the national teacher’s union) is suing her for exercising her rights as a parent to know what her child is being taught. In addition, a number of school boards have asked the justice dept. to investigate parents who object to what is being taught as domestic terrorists. Such acts will continue until voters stop reelecting the judges and government workers that do them. In the coming election, how many voters will vote based on a candidate’s record?

 

 
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Schools-I-S

09 Oct

When I was in high school, the teens from churches in our area got together for youth rallies once a month and dealt with social issues such as racial reconciliation, effects of alcoholism, and other important topics. They had speakers on the issues and time for discussion. Once we took a trip to Skid Row in Detroit where we saw the effects of alcoholism first hand. Kids constantly hear the liberal viewpoint from their text books, from their teachers, and from the media but rarely hear the truth about them. There is no reliable source of information for teens to turn to if their church doesn’t provide it. Without the facts, they can not refute the lies being taught in our public schools. Vast numbers of church people consider themselves Christians but live their life based on a secular worldview. Liberals say what you believe has no effect on how you live your life, yet our worldview (how we view the world) forms the operating system for how we live our life in the same way that the operating system in a computer determines how it functions. Christianity is different from all other religions because it is based on a walk with God, not on following a man-made set of beliefs.  Our beliefs grow out of our walk with God.

 
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Schools-I-R

09 Oct

It is important to teach your teens the truth about Social Issues. Liberal teachings push emotional ideas that sound good. Churches trying to respond with arguments like “God says so” don’t hold any weight because if liberals don’t believe God exists, it makes no difference what you say that He says. Many churches shy away from dealing with Social issues because they don’t have facts to back up their beliefs, yet everything God says in His Word is backed up by facts and liberals can not refute the facts. I was teaching Sociology at a local community college and was astounded at the lies and half-truths in the textbooks and the fact the textbooks did not present any other opinions so students could make an informed decision. They were designed to indoctrinate, not to educate. I wrote “Truly In The World But Not Of It” part A and part B to refute the lies presented by the textbooks and to give students and their parents other viewpoints so they could make informed decisions about the issues.

 
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