PORTLAND Oregon Child Evangelism Fellowship under fire for preaching basic fundamental Christian truths

I saw this earlier and I was not going to blog about it. However, I felt lead to write something about it.

The Story via The Christian News Network:

PORTLAND, Ore. — A chapter of a nationally-recognized Christian group that seeks to reach children with the gospel of Jesus Christ is under fire for teaching kids the biblical doctrine of sin and eternal judgment, in addition to sharing about the love and mercy of God.

The Portland chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is facing resistance from some area residents as they conduct voluntary summer camps in the area and plan on hosting after-school Bible studies in local public schools. The problem? CEF teaches children that each person is a sinner in need of the Savior.

Those who oppose the group assert that because of this, CEF does not present “Jesus loves you” mainstream Christianity, and claim that the organization is “hardcore evangelical fundamental.”

They pretend to be a mainstream Christian Bible study when in fact they’re a very old school fundamentalist sect,” resident Kaye Schmitt told local television station KATU.

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Robert Aughenbaugh also told reporters this week that preaching to children about sin might give them feelings of fear and shame.

Aughenbaugh, Schmitt and others have organized a group called Protect Portland Children, which seeks to speak out against CEF’s message and influence parents not to allow their children to attend its events. It has set up a Facebook page that has so far generated over 800 likes. It’s profile photograph is of a child holding a sign that reads “I am not a sinner.”

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[The] curriculum teaches young children that they’re born sinners, bound for eternity in hell unless they obey the club’s teachings,” the group asserts.

“Before the Portland public schools allow ‘The Good News Club’ to use school facilities or to promote their activities on campus it would seem appropriate to allow mental health professionals to further investigate the activities of this group,” wrote Chuck Currie of the United Church of Christ in a recent blog post about the matter.

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But CEF says that it is not teaching anything outside of the basic and fundamental truths of the gospel—and that mankind must understand the bad news to know why the good news is so good.

“Listen, the message of the gospel the teaching of the core Christian tenets of the Christian faith that have been taught for 2,000 years in the Bible is what we’re teaching,” CEF Vice President of Ministries Moises Esteves told local television station KOIN. “There’s nothing new here.”

The group has partnered with over 30 area churches to present its evangelical outreach to youth in Portland.

“We do teach about sin,” Esteves stated, “[But] we’re not nasty. We’re not high pressure. We’re not negative, but we teach what the Bible teaches that every human being is a sinner in need of a savior.”

Reporters observed the group in action on Wednesday, singing John 3:16 with the children in attendance, which reads, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

My friends, we are, in fact, living in the last days. Israel is at war, our Nation is being overran; war is imminent with Russia, the economy is teetering on disaster — Now there is this; Christ’s servants are being persecuted for sharing the timeless gospel to children.

Have your things in order, as the Lord cometh shortly.

Former New Orleans Mayor, Ray “Chocolate City” Nagin gets 10 years for corruption

The video:

The Story:

NEW ORLEANS — C. Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday on federal corruption charges, ending a case that began with the rebuilding of the city after Hurricane Katrina.

The sentence was less than the recommended 15 years, but Judge Ginger Berrigan of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana told the court that the evidence failed to show that Mr. Nagin had organized or had been a leader of a corruption scheme.

“Mr. Nagin claimed a much, much smaller share of the profits of the crime than any other member of the group,” Judge Berrigan said, referring to the businessmen who profited from the scheme. The judge said that Mr. Nagin’s leadership was much needed after Hurricane Katrina but that it had also been lagging.

Prosecutors objected to the sentence, a move that could set up an appeal.

Mr. Nagin, who will remain out on bond, hugged family and friends after the sentencing, and was quickly driven away from the courtroom. “I’m trusting God is going to work all this out,” he said during sentencing. The judge ordered him to report for prison no later than Sept. 8.

via Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison – NYTimes.com.

Good place for the idiot; here’s hope he rots in that prison.

Just remind you of what this slime ball did during Katrina:

Like I said, I hope he rots. :mad:

 

MS College GOP Federation official Evan Alvarez resigns because he’s a RINO and not a Tea Partier.

Oh this is rich….

Evan Alvarez – Leaves the College GOP federation of MS, because he’s not an icky tea partier. Screw him! we don’t want RINOS in our Party anyhow! Idiot…. Go join the Devil’s Party you GAY BLADE CUBAN INTERLOPER POS and take that idiot Ted Cruz with you!

via College GOP chairman resigns, joining Democrats:

I over the last 48 hours or so, I have been in deep thought about the future of MFCR and of the Republican Party. I have come to the conclusion that I no longer want to be the leader of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans. I refuse to simply let people break the rules and think they don’t have to answer for their actions, admit they were wrong, or even apologize. When I ran for Chairman in the spring, I ran to be Chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College REPUBLICANS, not the Mississippi Federation of College “Tea Partiers”. Also, I believe that the Republican Party has allowed these groups of extremist to have too much of a voice and because of that, the platform of the Republican Party has shifted too far to the right in my opinion. For example, the drastic cuts on needed federal funding that these groups of Republican extremists support would leave society weak and crippled. Secondly, their far right stance on immigration is not only ignorant, but it is cruel. After all our country is a nation of immigrants and should welcome immigrants from every country. My father was an immigrant from Cuba and came to America in 1959 because of the freedom that this nation offers. This freedom should be available to each and every individual that wants to come work hard and pursue his or her goals in America. Finally, I believe the Republican Party has not done enough to put a stop to the hatred and cruel words and actions of the far right extremist in the party. The Republican Party consistently says they are trying to appeal to minorities, but this will never happen when we allow members of party to say cruel and ignorant things about Women, African Americans, Hispanics, and other minorities in our country. I simply cannot be apart of organization that have members who support these far right extremist views, much less be the Chairman of the organization. So in conclusion, I, Evan Alvarez, am hereby resigning my position as Chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans, as well as my membership at the Mississippi State Chapter of MFCR. This change is effective immediately!

 

Detroit’s Water Department problems with billing underscores the entitlement mentality in that city

This proves that which I have said about that city for a very long time.

The quote via Majority Of Delinquent Detroit Water Customers In Culture Of: ‘You’re Not Making Me Pay,’ Says Deputy Director « CBS Detroit:

The water department states that there are about 60,000 delinquent accounts in the city of Detroit – with the average arrearage about $560.

City of Detroit Water And Sewerage Department Deputy Director, Darryl Latimer, said every account corporate or private is treated the same, adding that the water department does what they can to work with those who come forward and address their hardship situation.

“The majority of our customers (who) are in delinquency status, they just built a culture of ,’You’re not making me pay— I am not going to pay’,” said Latimer.

While this report did not come right out and say it; this is the classic cultural marxist mentality of the left — that somehow or another water service from the city of Detroit is an entitlement and that the people of the City of Detroit have a right to the water. The marxists also portray the city of Detroit as evil, greedy capitalists for demanding that the service of delivering clean and filtered water to the citizens of Detroit be paid for by the people who receive it.

Sorry, but the water that comes from the City of Detroit is not a right; it is a service which you pay for; any middle class person and below knows this; at least those who are sane and pay their bills.

I have to wonder; what would the union workers who are employed by the Detroit water and sewage department, think of these people who want their water for free? I bet they would not have anything good to say about it. My question to the union members is this: Why are you not speaking out about this and bringing up how absurd it is? I mean, if everyone gets free water; who pays the salary of those who work at the Water and Sewage plant? Who pays for the maintenance on the filtration system? Who pays for the maintenance on the water pipes in the city? The list of questions goes on and on…

This is why I happen to believe that these cultural marxists do not live in the same reality that the majority of the rest of America. They live in this false sense of utopia and it is sadly out of reach with the realities of this modern-day. These people do not need to be calling the U.N., they need to be calling the men in the white coats. Because quite frankly, they are crazy! :shock:

West Virginia Democrat lets the mask slip and says what he really feels about coal miners

Basically, he says that most people in W. Va. are too stoned to even work in the coal mines.

via The Charleston Daily Mail:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A comment Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., made to political blog Politico has sparked fierce backlash from conservative groups.

Rahall, speaking to reporter Erica Martinson for a series on how national policy issues are affecting 2014 midterm elections, said substance abuse is a big reason coal miners can’t find jobs in Southern West Virginia.

“Times are tough,” he told Martinson. “People turn to drugs — no question about it. Our coal companies can’t hire coal miners because they can’t pass a drug test.”

Since the article was published Thursday morning, Rahall’s Republican opponent, state Sen. Evan Jenkins, and other conservative groups such as Americans for Prosperity issued statements calling Rahall’s comments “absurd,” “wrong” and “deeply offensive.”

“As someone who screens and drug tests hundreds and hundreds of coal miners for potential employment in the mines, I can tell you that Nick Rahall’s comments are totally wrong and deeply offensive to the miners with whom I work,” Mike Grose of Elite Coal Services said in a statement issued by the Jenkins campaign.

“Since 2013, out of several hundred potential miners we’ve drug tested, just eight have tested positive. These hard-working men seeking employment are not the drug addicts Nick Rahall’s comments make them out to be.”

Elite Coal Services is one of the state’s leading coal contract labor service companies, recruiting and training miners to fill available positions at surface and underground mine sites across the state. Grose also was interviewed for the Politico piece.

Just a bit more of that, “You didn’t build that!” from the Obama left. What more do people need to see and hear for them to realize that the left is not the party of the working class American people?

Here is one of the reasons why I am not too big on conspiracy theories

I know this is going to make me sound like a jerk and maybe a bit jaded. But this below is why you won’t find me posting links to Alex Jones or any of the rest of those sort of sites:

Authorities have identified the man who allegedly shot two law enforcement officers in Nevada County on Saturday as 60-year-old Brent Douglas Cole.

Cole, who also was shot in the altercation, is in stable condition at a Roseville hospital, according to authorities.

Cole is accused of shooting a California Highway Patrol officer and a U.S. Bureau of Land Management ranger in the area of the South Yuba River campground in rural Nevada County. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

Further details about the circumstances leading up to the shooting have not been released.

via Nevada County sheriff identifies man accused of shooting two officers – Crime – Sacto 911 – The Sacramento Bee.

A quick look at the dude’s facebook page, shows that he was into that stuff and really heavy into the Anti-Jewish thing quite heavy. Truthfully, I most likely mistrust the Government as this guy. However, when you take it to another level and begin shooting police officers and Government officials; you lose me. I keep my protest against what is happening in our government here in the virtual world on my blog, where it is safe and I am very careful not to get carried away and write something that might get myself arrested.

Plus too, I tend to be a bit of a skeptic, and I do not believe everything that comes down the pike; I tend to like to research things that I read. In other words, I do not trust people like Alex Jones anymore that I would trust MSNBC. Because Alex Jones has his little gig for one thing and one thing only; to make money off the backs of very paranoid people.

The sad thing is that the Conservative grassroots, represented by people like Matt Drudge are now basically open to linking to people like Alex Jones. Which, to me, is worrisome. Because when Drudge started linking to Alex Jones, he legitimized him. I think that was a mistake. I know that media suppression happens; the conservative and liberal blogosphere proved that back in 2004. However, Alex Jones is not an alternative media outlet; Alex Jones is a full-blown conspiracy theorist with his own agenda. Linking to him would be like me linking to Jeff Rense’s site or posting Brother Nathaniel videos on here. I simply will not do that; because I do not wish to be associated with those kind of people.

It simply boils down to ethics and I happen to think that ethics is in short supply on the right.

Thoughts and Prayers for the people of Pilger, Nebraska

Update: Here is video of the tornados:

To some people, these people might just be people from what the liberals and some conservatives call “fly over Country.” But. in truth, they are Americans too. Hard working Americans who bear the brunt of the socialist state. As an Amateur Radio Operator, who is trained in Skywarn spotting; I know too well how the weather can be quite unpredictable. One minute it can be sunny and nice, and the next chaotic.

These people have lost it all. I could never even imagine losing everything in a storm like this. But, these people do it all the time. Somehow or another, they manage to figure out a way to pick up what’s left, and rebuild. This, my friends, takes guts. For this they have my admiration.

May God be with them as they pick up what’s left and start over.

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing a 5-year-old child, leaving grain bins crumpled like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes.

All the residents of the town of Pilger — some 350 people — evacuated their homes, many leaving for shelters in nearby towns, after the powerful twisters slammed the area Monday afternoon. Nebraska State Patrol closed all roads into town.

“More than half of the town is gone — absolutely gone,” Stanton County Commissioner Jerry Weatherholt said. “The co-op is gone, the grain bins are gone, and it looks like almost every house in town has some damage. It’s a complete mess.”

Emergency crews and residents spent the evening sifting through demolished homes and businesses in the town about 80 miles northwest of Omaha.

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger estimated that 50 to 75 percent of Pilger was heavily damaged or destroyed in the storm. The local school is likely beyond repair, he said.

“It’s total devastation,” Unger said.

via Associated Press.

Donald Sterling pulls sale offer, to file 1 Billion Dollar lawsuit against NBA

…and you know what? He has every right to do so as well. I know Donald Sterling is Jewish, okay? But, so is the NBA commissioner as well. However, this whole thing stinks to the heavens; because it simply goes against the idea of private ownership of a business. This whole idea, of a man being forced to sell his business, over words that were spoken, when the man was obviously upset and was not aware he was being recorded; smacks of heavy-handed tactics of political correctness gone horrible amuck.

Here is hoping; and I truly mean this one — that Donald Sterling sticks to his guns, sues the NBA and wins.

(CNN) — The deal is off. The suit is on.

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is withdrawing his support for the sale of his team and is asking his lawyer to go ahead with a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA.

“From the onset, I did not want to sell the Los Angeles Clippers. I have worked for 33 years to build the Team,” Sterling said in a statement, forwarded to CNN by his lawyer Max Blecher.

Referring to NBA commissioner, Sterling added, “I believe that Adam Silver acted in haste by illegally ordering the forced sale of the Clippers, banning me for life from the NBA and imposing the fine. … The action taken by Adam Silver and the NBA constitutes a violation of my rights and fly in the face of the freedoms that are afforded to all Americans.”

via Sterling pulls support of Clippers sale; to proceed with suit – CNN.com.