This is good news

Obviously. I am not a fan of this guy….

But, this is good news for all bloggers everywhere.

I am hearing that the guy will appeal; but it is going to cost him, big time.

The reason this is a good thing, is that one of the biggest fears of being a blogger, is being sued for what you write. It has a chilling effect on freedom of speech. Thankfully, the right people won this case and that’s a good thing.

 

The Assemblies of God celebrates 100 years of apostate Christian doctrine

I know all about this denomination, I was involved with an Assembly of God Church for 10 years; and went to several in my days as a pentecostal. I am happy to report that in 2004, after about a year of careful and prayerful study; I parted ways with these sort of Churches for good.

This is not to say that there are not any good people and very sincere people in that denomination; there are many of them. Unfortunately, the doctrinal errors negate that, in my opinion. I will also fully admit; that there was a good deal of emotional abuse that took place, at least in the Church that I attended. I saw a good deal of it given out, by the youth Pastor, who was there when I went to the Church I attended for 10 years.

The story via The Christian Post (WARNING: Turn on your Ad blocker!): Thousands Expected at Assemblies of God 100th Anniversary Celebration; Estimated 10.5 Million to View AG’s Centennial Live This Sunday.

Thousands of attendees are expected to attend the Assemblies of God 100th anniversary celebration in Springfield, Missouri, this week, including several international dignitaries. AG is one of the world’s fastest-growing Protestant movements and the largest Pentecostal denomination.

“It’s a great celebration of our church which is bringing in delegates from all over the world and all across America,” says Dr. George Wood, the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God, as reported by Ozarks First. “There is a strong focus on evangelism – sharing the good word of Jesus Christ with those who don’t know him.”

In addition to AG General Superintendent Dr. George O. Wood, keynote addresses will be delivered by an array of international speakers, such as Yong Mok Cho of South Korea, Juan Carlos Escobar of Spain, Edward A. Grabovenko of Russia, Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi, Barnabas Mtokambali of Tanzania, Ivan Satyavrata of India, José Wellington of Brazil and Max Schläpfer of Switzerland. Other U.S. speakers include Hal Donaldson, John Lindell, Wilfredo “Choco” De Jesús, Nam Soo Kim, Jason Frenn (who ministers in Latin America), and Raegan Glugosh, a U.S. missionary to Romania.

Dignitaries in attendance include President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana, who will be recognized as a special guest the evening of Aug. 7, the opening day of the event. Mahama is a widely published author who is proficient in eight languages.

I will not even get into the fact that the Church that I attended, at one time; had a sexual predator in it. Thankfully, he had moved on the greener pastures, by the time I arrived at that Church.

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.

woman, murder, and stuff

As a rule, I don’t link to this guy; as we have had issues in the past — not to mention other stuff —  But, this one is a big story.

Go read: Massacre: Ronald Haskell Murders Six Members of Texas Mormon Family : The Other McCain.

Now, I feel the need to write about this; because I happen to know a good deal about disabilities and such. There are some out there, that would like to place me in the same class as this guy. If you don’t believe me, check out the links above in the first line of this blog entry. Anyhow, I simply have A.D.H.D. which is basically a learning disability. It mainly affects me in the math department. It also affects my ability to concentrate and stay focused on one particular thing at a time. I have also switched medication for my condition; as much as I hate using that term, makes me sound like I have disease or something. :roll: Anyhow, so far, so good on the medication change.

As I wrote in this posting here, sometimes bloggers, including the one linked to here; can be downright cruel. This is one of the reasons why I simply do not wish to be part of their “cool kids club.” Because if being a part of that clique means that I have to say things about people, that I really do not know; that are cruel; I want nothing to do with it. When I started my blog “Political Byline” and even back when I ran my first blog, “the populist“, I had walked away from a relationship with the “Church World”, because I had been “done dirty” by a Baptist Pastor. As a result of that, I was angry, very angry —- and I needed a diversion.

….and diverted I did for six long years. I went in, head first; tossed my Christianity in the back seat and went to war against what I thought was evil. In the process of that; I let myself go. One only need to read the archives of my second blog and you will see f-bombs galore. Same goes with my first blog too; what little you can see of it on the wayback machine.

Sometime around 2011, when I closed my second blog and for about a month left the blogging scene; I really had to sit back and take a long look at myself. What I saw — was a mess. What I did was ask the Lord for forgiveness for letting myself get to that point. After that, I made a promise to the Lord, that if I started another blog, that I would try my darndest to let people see Jesus Christ in me; and not me, the sinner, saved by grace. Have I always measured up to that? No. I have failed at it many times. If I sit here, and counted the many times, when I blew my testimony on here and on my previous blogs, I would be here all day writing this posting. All I can truly say is: Thank God for Grace. As I need it every day of my life here on earth.

All I can say about those who believe that I am in the same class as this person above, that did these murders is this here: I know that I might have said and did things in the past that might have given that sort of impression. I can assure you that I am not. Most of what I did was based upon things that others did themselves and I was reacting to it. At the time, my actions were justified, I felt. However, looking back, some of those actions were a bit of an overreaction. I guess that comes with age and maturity. It also came with a change in a medication as well.

Desipramine is the medication that I was on for A.D.H.D. It worked well; but there were side effects. Dry mouth, issues in the sex department; see Viagra, if you know what I mean. This dates back to when I was dated my ex-girlfriend. It also too, tended to make me have a bit of an attitude. I tended to be a bit of a “Hard A$$” with desipramine. Ritalin made me paranoid; more so when I was older. Desipramine was different. I was laid back; but I could be a hard butt. I did not like it at all. Which is why I changed meds with my new doctor for the ADHD.

Another thing that I noticed about this murder story is that this guy killed this family —- over a woman. This is one thing that I will never understand at all. Why would anyone want to commit a murder, over a vagina? I will never understand that one at all. I mean, having sex and the stuff that goes along with that are wonderful. I have been there and did that; and I loved it! However, when a relationship or marriage goes south; just cut your losses and move on. No woman is worth taking a life over. Breakups can hurt; I know, I’ve been there. But, murdering some woman and her family; because she decided to leave you? That makes no sense to me at all.

Yeah, I know, I rambled a little, so what? ;) :P

 

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!

 

Video: Two suspects shoot two police officers in Las Vegas and say, “The Revolution has begun”

Now, I do not intend this to be some idiotic partisan blog posting. However, I do wonder, what kind of revolution that these two suspects were referring to.

8 News NOW

The story via 8 News Now out of Las Vegas:

LAS VEGAS — Two Metro officers are dead following a shooting at a pizza restaurant Sunday near Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue. Police say a citizen and both suspects are dead, as well.

According to police, a man and woman walked into a Cici Pizza restaurant at 309 North Nellis around 11:22 a.m. and appeared to target two Metro officers who were eating at the restaurant. One person shot one officer in the head. The second person shot the second officer.

Police say witnesses told them the suspects took the police officers’ guns and ammunition and, as they were walking out of the restaurant after the shooting, they said, ” tell the police the revolution has begun.”

The two suspects then left the restaurant and went into the Wal-Mart store across the street where they shot a citizen and then shot themselves, police said. Both suspects are dead.

Metro Police has asked all of its officers to shroud their badges in honor of their fallen co-workers. They are also having officers double up in their squad cars so no officer is riding alone.

 

Here’s the part that bothers me the most:

Police say witnesses told them the suspects took the police officers’ guns and ammunition and, as they were walking out of the restaurant after the shooting, they said, ” tell the police the revolution has begun.”

First off, the media did not comment on the race of the suspects. Was it white suspects? Was it black suspects? Was it latino suspects? Update: Suspects race now know, see below! What sort of revolution were they referring to? These questions are what people like me, want to know. The one thing that I should point out; the suspects killed themselves. Which in my humble opinion, makes them cowards. No true revolutionary, of any stripe, takes the cowardly way out and kills themselves to escape justice. True revolutionaries stand up for what they believe in and will go to jail and face up for their actions.

I am of the opinion, that these guys were nothing more than wanna-be revolutionaries of some sort and they did not plan on the police coming as quick as they did; and when they realized that they had bitten off more than they could chew, they took the cowards way out. Either that, or these people were not wrapped too tight and did this to make some sort of a statement.

Also too, and I think this is very important. Despite what some in the media might try to paint these idiots as; these guys were not Ron Paul types. Ron Paul’s revolution was never, ever about violence. Ron Paul’s revolution was a peaceful one; and he never advocated any sort of violence at all.  Neither would any sort of a Conservative either.

People like myself, who are sane; who are not happy with our Government. We resolve to change it and the culture through civil discourse and by a peaceful exchange of ideas. We also, via blogs so forth, point out and expose the extremists who wish to tarnish our movement and the extremists on the other side, who wish to harm those whom they disagree with.

Also,I want to make it absolutely clear that I do not endorse, nor do I believe in, any sort of violence to fight back against Cultural Marxism. It is wrong, it puts us on the same level has the extremists on the left; and we as Conservative Christians are better than that.

We have the truth on our side, and we do not need to resort to such foolish tactics.

Update:Via Yahoo News

The male shooter, described as a tall white man, yelled “everyone get out” before shooting, Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill.

Terrible, just terrible. :(

Update #2: Some special snowflake left a moronic comment about this posting, and I deleted it, and then responded to it here.

So much for a stable, secure and safe Iraq!

Can someone remind me again, why it is that we even bothered going into this Country?

4000+ of our Nation’s treasure; and this is the result? The neocons will say, “we left too early.” I call B.S. we knew this sort of stuff would start right back up, the minute we left. The truth is, we never should have went in there in the first darned place. As 9/11 had zero to do with Iraq at all. Now, you have chaos in Iraq, thanks to the Americans. :roll:

The Story:

BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq’s capital Saturday night, killing at least 52 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country’s restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said.

The attacks in Baghdad largely focused on Shiite neighborhoods, underscoring the sectarian violence now striking at Iraq years after a similar wave nearly tore the country apart following the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Now with U.S. troops gone, Iraq founds itself fighting on fronts across the country, as separate clashes in a northern city killed 21 police officers and 38 militants, officials said.

The first Baghdad attack took place Saturday night in the capital’s western Baiyaa district, killing nine people and wounding 22, police said. Later on, seven car bombs in different parts of Baghdad killed at least 41 people and wounded 62, police said. A roadside bomb in western Baghdad also killed two people and wounded six, police said. All the attacks happened in a one-hour period and largely targeted commercial streets in Shiite neighborhoods, authorities said.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details to journalists.

The day began with militants killing three police officers on guard at the gates of Anbar University, a police and a military official said. Islamic extremists and other anti-government militias have held parts of Anbar’s nearby provincial capital of Ramadi and the city of Fallujah since December amid rising tensions between Sunni Muslims and the Shiite-led government in Baghdad.

The gunmen detained dozens of students inside a university dorm during their attack, the officials said. Sabah Karhout, the head of Anbar’s provincial council, told journalists that hundreds of students were inside the university compound when the attack started at the school. Anbar University says it has more than 10,000 students, making it one of the country’s largest.

According to one student, the gunmen identified themselves as belonging to an al-Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The Sunni terror group, fighting in Syria with other rebels trying to topple President Bashar Assad, is known for massive, bloody attacks in Iraq as well often targeting Shiites that they view as heretics.

The Islamic State did not immediately claim the attack on the school.

Several hours later, gunmen left the university under unclear circumstances.

Students then boarded buses provided by the local government to flee the school, though gunfire erupted as security forces attacked retreating militants, police said.

via Bombs kill 52 as gunmen storm university in Iraq – Daily Inter Lake: Nation/World.