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Some Things Said… (Apr 06) (4)

Attorney General Calls Americans to Battle Child Exploitation and Pornography

Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General of the United States, today called on “all responsible Americans and corporate citizens–down to every last parent, teacher, and minister–to educate themselves about the problem” of “child exploitation and pornography and see how they can help out.”

Gonzales addressed his comments to a few guests and the staff of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Alexandria, Virginia. –excerpted from an article by Jan LaRue, at the Concerned Women for America website 04.20.06, find the article here

Campus heterophobia

Does anybody really think homosexual activists aren’t trying to push their lifestyle on America — as opposed to merely striving to avoid discrimination? A few recent news items shed some light on the subject.

Scott Savage, a librarian at Ohio State University at Mansfield, got a quick lesson in “tolerance” while serving on a committee responsible for selecting books for incoming OSU students to read as part of their “First Year Reading Experience.”

Savage, a devout Quaker, recommended that a number of conservative-oriented books be added to the list, to balance other books on the list, many of which reportedly had a liberal slant.

Savage recommended four books, “The Marketing of Evil,” by David Kupelian, “The Professors,” by David Horowitz, “Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis,” by Bat Ye’or, and “It Takes a Family,” by Sen. Rick Santorum. How dare he? Won’t he ever learn the proper lessons of selective censorship? The school had earlier investigated him for recommending other forbidden conservative books to freshmen students.

But I guess the request to place these dread screeds on a formal school list was just way too rebellious for anyone employed by an institution of higher learning priding itself in maintaining an environment of academic freedom and open inquiry. Three professors strenuously objected to Savage’s suggestions, describing the Kupelian book as “hate literature,” and “homophobic tripe.” The professors, two of whom are homosexual, said the inclusion of these books on the list made them feel threatened and unsafe on campus.

Now get this — if you haven’t already heard: The faculty voted to support the professors’ claims and the school began an investigation against Savage for sexual harassment… –from an article by David Limbaugh at Townhall.com, 04.21.06, read the article here

On population myths and statistics

A quarter of a century ago, I sat down with some statistics on world population and on land area in the United States — and discovered that the entire population of the world could be housed in the state of Texas, in one-story, single family homes, 4 people to a house, on a lot slightly larger than the lot where I was living at the time, in a typical middle-class neighborhood.

The world’s population has of course grown since then, so instead of putting everybody in Texas, we could spread them out from sea to shining sea, with lots of elbow room for everybody. –Thomas Sowell, read the article the quote was taken from here

Dig aims to unearth miracle of Jesus

Kafr Cana, Israel — Cana, the village in Galilee where the Bible says Jesus changed water into wine, has been excavated by archaeologists in a crash effort to uncover its ruins before they are pulverized by local building contractors.

The site is situated at Karm-a-Ras, a picturesque slope dotted by olive trees planted in the 14th and 15th centuries. It overlooks a lush agricultural expanse, part of which may eventually become an archaeological park.

Many of Cana’s houses contained ritual baths and stone vessels indicating its inhabitants were Galilean Jews at the time of the miracle described in the Gospel of John. No imported or glass vessels were found, a factor that attests to its Jewish identity and economically modest circumstances.

That may explain why the wine ran short there after the first three days of a weeklong Jewish wedding mentioned in the biblical narrative… –from an article by Jay Bushinsky in The Washington Times, 04.17.06, read the full article here

Why you can’t dig up miracles…

And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. –The Gospel according to John C. 20 verses 30 and 31.

A Christian Can Be a Christian or a Liberal, But He Can’t Be Both

Can a Christian be a liberal? Short answer: no. There is no way a Christian can buy into neo-liberal ideology and be faithful to the bigger-than-Dallas teachings of the scripture and expect to continue enjoying his hard-won religious liberties.

For the “Christian” to lean politically to the left means that he must blow off huge chunks of the Bible and replace the scripture with the make-believe notions of postmodernism’s malleable “Christ.” Only after torturing the scripture can the Christian then fit liberalism into his supposed relationship with God.

For the Christian who believes that unfeigned faith in Christ should correspond with Jesus’ high view of scripture, it is impossible to believe in God and be an adherent to postmodern liberalism.

Liberalism has been hijacked by bizarre special-interest thugs who defy the Word of God and believe that the Bible has no place in public life (except maybe in a museum where people can look at it from time to time)… –excerpted from an article by Doug Giles, found at Townhall.com 04.16.06, find the article here

Lie Down With Strippers, Wake Up With Pleas

However the Duke lacrosse rape case turns out, one lesson that absolutely will not be learned is this: You can severely reduce your chances of having a false accusation of rape leveled against you if you don’t hire strange women to come to your house and take their clothes off for money.

Also, you can severely reduce your chances of being raped if you do not go to strange men’s houses and take your clothes off for money. (Does anyone else detect a common thread here?)

And if you are a girl in Aruba or New York City, among the best ways to avoid being the victim of a horrible crime is to not get drunk in public or go off in a car with men you just met. While we’re on the subject of things every 5-year-old should know, I also recommend against dousing yourself in gasoline and striking a match.

Everyone makes mistakes, especially young people, but the outpouring of support for the victims and their families is obscuring what ought to be a flashing neon warning for potential future victims… –from an by Ann Coulter at Townhall.com posted 04.19.06, find it here

A reminder from the “There is nothing new under the sun” department…

The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn’t want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance. –Cicero, 55 BC