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Some Things Said… (May 07)

The Real Winner of the “First 100 Hours” – What was accomplished in the “first 100 hours” of the 110th Congress?

From the high-handed words of “congressional revolution” and “overhaul of corruption,” you would think that national struggles have ceased to exist. Instead, while political hype roars at the forefront, liberals in Congress such as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) have left the back door open for special interests and the homosexual agenda to slip in. Now that they’ve gotten their foot in the door, homosexual activists have taken every opportunity to launch an assault on traditional values and our God-given rights of freedom of speech and religion.

It is not new for liberal Members of Congress to actively promote the homosexual agenda, but a key difference in the last four months is that a shift in the balance of power has given liberals the political power to pass their legislation. Three especially destructive bills have been introduced since January, and without a groundswell of support for righteousness and Biblical principles, the homosexual agenda will continue to creep forward and erode our constitutional freedoms.

H.R. 1592: The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007. This bill would create a new class of protection for homosexuals and cross-dressers in the Federal Code under the guise of “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” respectively. Crimes that are deemed to be “motivated by prejudice based on the actual or perceived …sexual orientation, gender identity …of the victim,” would be given greater priority – and their investigations given more resources – than the exact same crime committed against a child. –excerpted from an article by Eva Arlia, as found at the Concerned Women for America website, 5.04.07, read the entire article here

Scary people

The people who are scariest to me are the people who don’t even realize how little they know. –Thomas Sowell

Archaeologist Finds Tomb of King Herod

An Israeli archaeologist on Tuesday said he has found remnants of the tomb of King Herod, the legendary builder of ancient Jerusalem, on a flattened hilltop in the Judean Desert where the biblical monarch built a palace.

Hebrew University archaeologist Ehud Netzer said the tomb was found at Herodium, a site where he has been exploring since the 1970s.

Netzer said a team of researchers found pieces of a limestone sarcophagus believed to belong to the ancient king. Although there were no bones in the container, he said the sarcophagus’ location and ornate appearance indicated it is Herod’s…–excerpted from an AP article by Steve Weizman, Associated Press Writer, as found in The Palm Beach Post, 5.08.07

Patronizing people

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of thing Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic–on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg–or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. –C. S. Lewis

Amnesty International Betrays its Mission with New Abortion Position Says National Priest Leader

Friar Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today condemned Amnesty International’s new policy supporting a “right” to abortion.
According to the human rights group’s website, its position on “sexual and reproductive rights” now “includes support for abortion.”

“Amnesty International purports to be an advocate for human rights, yet it apparently now thinks that it’s acceptable for governments to trample on the most important, fundamental right, the right to life,” said Fr. Pavone. “When will we extend amnesty to unborn children?” –from Christian Newswire 5.07.07, as submitted by Muriel McConnon