Monday, November 23, 2015

9th grade assignment: How to recruit ISIS members

Three things currently banned from public schools are God – or at least talk of Him, the Bible, or talk about it, and talk of Christianity by teachers lest they be guilty of promoting religion. So someone please explain to me how a teacher at Salem Junior High School in Utah felt it appropriate to assign her ninth grade students with the task of drawing Islamic State recruitment posters.

As part of the assignment, students were also asked to type the words “how to recruit for ISIS” in Google. I can only imagine what information this particular internet search exposed children to.

After a parent complained to the teacher and principal, the teacher called the parent to inform her the assignment had been cancelled and that the work of any students who had already turned in the project would be shredded.

From what I have been reading about public schools for a few years now, I can only say if I had children in public school, I would immediately remove them and look into either homeschooling or a well-vetted Christian/Judeo school.

What is being taught in some public schools is so antithetical to American and family values that I can only hope parents are closely scrutinizing their children’s schools for not only what is being taught, but also what the schools may be telling the children not to tell their parents.

The way the liberals are using the youth to achieve unholy goals is tragic. Just as historical figures, like Sun Tzu, have always stated that to destroy a society, all that’s needed is to brainwash the youth, we are seeing it manifested today in spades.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Vitamins, not ISIS, the real concern for Obama administration

Just days after the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, and just hours after it's been confirmed that the Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt last month was brought down by a terrorist bomb planted on the plane - (ISIS claimed responsibility for all three murderous sprees) - Barack Obama still refuses to associate ISIS with radical Islam, and in fact, still refuses to admit there is even a problem with radical Islam. Instead he still insists that we continue the practice of bringing in non-vetted Syrian refugees, even though it's been proven that at least one terrorist posing as a Syrian refugee was behind the massacre in Paris.

Of course, Obama and his minions don't feel radical Islam is a threat. Instead, the administration's priorities were made clear today on what they consider worthy of our focus. Today, several federal agencies including Obama's US Department of Justice are set to announce criminal and civil actions related to unlawful advertising and sale of dietary supplements.

The exact nature of the actions or charges against dietary companies is unclear. Funny, how the actions of ISIS are so painfully clear, yet elicit no clear response from our president (except to blame terrorism, as does Bernie Sanders, on the global warming hoax). But some murky, unnamed problem with dietary supplements is enough for our federal government to take immediate action. 

When you have a president that is so determined to fundamentally transform America, compromise our safety and turn his back on our allies at the expense of global stability, is it any wonder he should focus on vitamins and phantom weather problems instead of the real threats facing our world? 

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

How we can thank our Veterans

                                 Thank you, Veterans!

Veterans Day doesn't get the pomp and circumstance of some other holidays. But every year on November 11, we as Americans take the time to recognize the heroes among us. They are the men and women who served in our armed forces. They are the veterans of the United States military.

But how do you say thank you to millions of people who have given up years away from friends and family, often in extremely challenging and perilous conditions?

I like the way President John F. Kennedy put it when he said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” 

May we all do that: not only express our gratitude but show it to living veterans and current military members. From public gestures like picking up the restaurant tab for a soldier, to the more silent acts like praying for our military members and their families, who also make so many sacrifices while their loved ones serve in dangerous parts of the world. From simply saying thank you when we meet a veteran or when we pass a uniformed soldier in the store, to demanding that our politicians adequately fund our military - which has been absolutely gutted - to ensure not only that their basic needs are generously met, but that they are well supplied with the ultimate protection while they fight the battles they dutifully fight. And at the very least, let's clean up our Veterans Administration, and especially focus on giving our veterans the quality healthcare and support they so richly deserve. It's a disgrace that we don't.

More than anything, let’s show our thanks by committing ourselves to living the values upon which this country was founded. The values of freedom and self-responsibility, while helping our neighbors in need; the values of faith, hard work and moral character. The values our brave soldiers have always fought and continue to fight to protect. 

Let’s not allow these values to slip away from our own hands while our men and women in uniform risk their lives to uphold the values that have made America exceptional. We’re all in this together, because as another famous saying goes, “United we stand, divided we fall.” Let’s stand behind our military as they stand up for us, and let's stand united for our country. Together, America thrives.

Thank you, veterans, past, present and future, and thank you, all active military. What a difference you have made and continue to make. God bless you all.

Monday, November 2, 2015

LGBT business owners get it right on religious freedom

More and more frequently, it seems, business owners with convictions – religious or otherwise – are being discriminated against by some states. But finally, homosexual owners of some businesses are coming to the defense of a Christian business owner who’s being forced to violate his religious beliefs.

Blaine Adamson, owner of a Lexington, KY, print shop called Hands on Originals, refused to print T-shirts for Lexington's 2012 gay pride festival. As a result of his refusal, he was found guilty of discrimination by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission. Additionally, the print shop was ordered to serve future requests from LGBT activists.

The legal advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom stepped in to defend Adamson’s personal and religious beliefs and filed an appeal.

As reported in The Christian Post , “Fayette Circuit Court Judge James D. Ishmael Jr. reversed the Human Rights Commission's decision in April and stated the commission went above its statutory authority."

Unfortunately, this was not the final legal word since liberals never give up or give in. The commission, which ordered Adamson to print shirts and attend government-mandated ‘diversity training,’ has now appealed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.”

But in a turn of events, an unlikely group of printers has come to Adamson’s defense. LGBT-owned businesses, including BMP T-Shirts, expressed support for Adamson.

"No one should be forced to do something against what they believe in,’ said Diane DiGeloromo, one owner of BMP T-shirts, a lesbian-owned business. "‘If we were approached by an organization such as the Westboro Baptist Church, I highly doubt we would be doing business with them, and we would be very angry if we were forced to print anti-gay T-shirts,’ DiGeloromo said. ‘This isn't a gay or straight issue. This is a human issue.’

Her business partner, Kathy Trautvertter, added, “You put your blood and your sweat and your tears into your business and it's very personal. When I put myself in Mr. Adamson's shoes, I could see it from his side."

This point has been made many times, but bears repeating: No one – religious or not – should be forced to do business with anyone, especially someone whose message is contrary to one’s own.

Should a Jewish printer be forced to print signs for a neo-Nazi parade?

Should a print shop owned by a socialist be forced to print signs that say “Socialism is Slavery”?

Should a print shop owned by pro-abortionists and Planned Parenthood supporters be forced to print brochures denouncing abortion and Planned Parenthood?

Should a black-owned print shop be forced to print signs for a KKK parade? After all, as vile as the KKK is, citizens have the right to join that group, so wouldn’t a KKK member’s “civil rights” be violated if a black business owner refused to do business with him? Well, yes, according to the same logic put forth by homosexual activists. By their logic, the black man should be forced to provide services.

Commenting on the issue, Douglas Laycock, professor of law at the University of Virginia, stated, "The American solution to this conflict is to protect the freedom of both sides — not punish the side that dissents."