Vol. 1 No.19
From the Desk of Pastor Rick
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A CINEMATIC ODE TO EVIL
To much fanfare, the movie “Kinsey” (subtitle: “Let’s Talk About
Sex”) opens this week. If you go by the reviews, you’d think the
Indiana University zoologist was a secular saint – a benefactor
to humanity on par with Edison and Pasteur.
Kinsey helped us to “overcome our sexual inhibitions” (as if
inhibitions were a bad thing) and “face reality,” we are told.
My friends, these are lethal lies. Alfred C. Kinsey was a
charlatan and a monster. His so-called research – which alleged
that 45% of husbands had extramarital affairs, and 10% to 37% of
all men engaged in homosexual acts – was based on data from
prisoners and sexual psychopaths!
Worse, his research involved the sexual abuse of children (from
infants to 15 year-olds) by pedophiles, in order to gather data
on what’s called childhood sexuality. In other words, the
Founding Father of the Sexual Revolution based his work on fraud
Kinsey’s offspring include rampant venereal disease, soaring
rates of illegitimacy, one-in-two marriages ending in divorce
and a multi-billion-dollar pornography industry. (More than
100,000 websites purvey child pornography -- a disease that
generates $3 billion annually.)
While it attacks Christians at every turn, Hollywood celebrates
beasts like Kinsey.
CHRISTIAN AMERICA MORE GENEROUS
While liberals continue to berate Christians over the past
election (They’ve taken to referring to the red states as “Jesusland”),
the Catalogue for Philanthropy’s 2004 Generosity Index points up
an interesting phenomenon.
According to the Index, the 10 most generous states (in terms of
per capita charitable donations) all are in the South and West.
They include Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama
The ten least charitable states (also based on population) are
in New England, the Mid-Atlantic region and the upper Midwest –
among them Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New
Jersey, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.
It’s no coincidence that the most charitable states also have
the highest church attendance The stingiest are the most
secular. People who worship regularly feel obligated to share
their good fortune with the needy. What liberals derisively call
“Jesusland” is the heart and conscience of America.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BOMBS BOY SCOUTS
It’s almost unbelievable. Thanks to the aggressiveness of the
ACLU, and the cowardice of the Department of Defense, military
bases will no longer be able to sponsor Boy Scout troops.
In 1999, the ACLU sued DOD, alleging that the Boy Scout oath (“I
will do my best to do my duty to God and my country. . .”) makes
government sponsorship unconstitutional.
But, those who serve on America’s military bases also take an
oath, which concludes with the words “So help me God.” What’s
the difference? The ACLU isn’t ready to tackle the Oath of
Military Service – just yet -- but perceives the Boy Scouts as
Many of the soldiers and Marines serving so nobly in Fallujah
wore the Boy Scout uniform before they donned their country’s
uniform. It’s the Boy Scouts, not the ACLU, which inculcates
such virtues as duty and honor – thus laying the foundation for
future service to the nation.
And to think that this comes from George Bush’s Defense
Department. Call the White House and demand that DOD’s agreement
with the ACLU be set aside.
CHRISTMAS IN CRANSTON, R.I.
Some Christians are hailing the decision of a
federal judge permitting the City of Cranston, Rhode Island to
allow a privately owned religious Christmas display on public
property, thus rejecting a suit by the ACLU.
There are also private secular holiday displays in the same
area. On a clearly posted sign, the city proclaims: “The public
displays are strictly from private citizens or groups. They in
no way represent the official view of the City of Cranston, nor
are they endorsed by the city.” And would the world end if the
city should “officially” recognize a holiday celebrated by 96%
of the American people?
A privately owned crèche nestled among plastic Santas, reindeer
and Kwanza symbols is no victory at all. Despite the Supreme
Court’s wall-of-separation dogma, Christians must fight for the
right to publicly acknowledge God. That means public display of
The Ten Commandments, religious expression (including prayers)
in the schools and religious displays in city parks on
Christmas. Anything less is a defeat.
Despite the coordinated campaign to keep pro-abortion Arlen
Specter from assuming the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary
Committee – which will pass on the president’s judicial
nominations – the prospects aren’t good.
No other Senator has expressed an interest in the job. Specter
has been furiously trying to remake himself as a moderate (after
his post-election declaration that judicial nominees who don’t
believe Roe vs. Wade is “inviolate” would not be confirmed.) And
conservative Senators are lying low. As of this writing, none
has expressed his opposition to the pseudo-Republican.
Still, it’s not too late to voice your protest. Even if
Specter’s colleagues on the committee go along with the farce,
his chairmanship still must be confirmed by the entire
Republican Conference (every Republican Senator). If your state
is represented by a Republican in the Senate, call him
(her/them) and ask them to oppose a man who’s dedicated to
helping undo the results of the last election.
Remember, if not for Specter, Robert
Bork would sit on the Supreme Court instead of Anthony Kennedy.
Roe vs. Wade would have been overturned and many terrible 5-4
decisions would have gone the other way
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