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Who’s Being Offensive Here?

Posted by Mark on May 5, 2005

Hugh Hewitt has posted a long, but important look at a lawsuit from Barry Lynn’s organization against the Air Force Academy. Coupled with James Taranto’s look at the left’s attacks on religion, the two editorials provide a frightening look at where the left would take us if they could. Intolerance for the sake of tolerance? Orwell would be proud.

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Pictures, and Words

Posted by Mark on May 5, 2005

When I read or hear folks say they support the troops, but dont’ support the Iraqi front, I think of photographs like this.

I also think of the Children’s prison discovered there. And the rape rooms. And the mass graves. And the months of hell the Kuwaitis suffered through before Desert Storm. And I remember the payments made to the famlies of homicide bombers from Saddam. And I remember the Kurdish villages destoyed by gas attacks on Saddam’s orders.

I think about the thousands of photographs of women, mosly pornographic, that Saddam’s son kept in one of the “palaces.” Including pictures of President Bush’s own daughters. And the meat grinders, used for execution. Victims were fed feet first, slowly, so Saddam and his sons could savor the screams.

All of those things would still be happeining if the United States had not gone in to Iraq. All except one. That American soldier would not be cradling the body of that child after Islamo-Fascist murderers killed civilians. That little girl, and her parents, would still be slaves to an evil dictator and his maniacal sons.

Are there other evil dictators in the world? Certainly. The concentration camp the world calls North Korea still exists, and is still killing thousands each year. The reality is the United States can’t take all the evil in the world, nor should we.

But we did take on two of the most evil regimes in the world, the Taliban, and the Baathist parasites of Iraq. Both countries are well on their way to being Democracies. The terrorists who brought pain and destruction to that little girl understand well the stakes. Losing Iraq to Liberty destroys their claims of speaking for the Arab world. Losing Iraq sets off a chain reaction in the other dictatorships and true theocracies of the Middle East. The Islamo-Fascist murderers understand the stakes, and are trembling. I wonder when we in the United States will be as intelligent as the terrorists, and begin to act like we too have counted the cost, and continued the building of Liberty.

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A Bouncing Baby Lawsuit For ABC?

Posted by Mark on May 5, 2005

I certainly thought so when I sat down to watch ABC’s report on American Idol tonight. Now I’m not so sure. Yes, it just so happens Corey Clark has an album coming out, and the whole show was interspersed with him singing a really sappy song called “Paula-tics.” And the guy has lied before, and was booted from the show for it. And yes, it’s May sweeps, and FOX is kicking the competition all over the Nielsen’s. And the Clark comes across as sleazy at times, and unwilling to admit any responsibility for what happened.

But he’s got voice mail from a woman that sounds an awful lot like Paula Abdul. And he’s got phone records. So who knows?

On a positive note, Scott Savol has finally been eliminated. I’m still rooting for Carrie Underwood. I have to. My mother can forgive me being a Republican. She can even forgive me being an Episcopalian (though I’m not sure God can, at this point). But to vote for anyone other than Carrie would ruin my chances of being able to come home for Thanksgiving, or Christmas for that matter. My goodness, it would be like rooting for Nebraska.

You can take the boy out of Oklahoma, but you can’t take..ah forget it. Time to get back to war and politics, don’t you think?

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Weekly “Stop the ACLU” blogburst….

Posted by zaphriel on May 5, 2005

ACLU Opposes Tax Exemption of All Churches
…But They Support It For Satanic Witches

Just reading the two statements above should wake up the Christians on both the left and right! And after learning this myself, the question came to me….how could anyone say this organization is not anti-Christian? I know all of you are wanting to see the evidence yourself, and while I don’t have the official policy to refer you to, I have learned this information from a very well respected author, William A. Donahue, in his book Twilight of Libery/The Legacy of The ACLU. Donahue has attained their policy guide and is one of the most trusted experts on the ACLU.

So let the story telling begin….

We will start out with the ACLU’s official policy on the tax exemption of Churches. Policy #92, “Religious Bodies’ Tax Exemption”…it states, “The ACLU opposes the tax-exemption of all churches…”Source

During the 1988 presidential campaign the ACLU was brought under the spotlight. Michael Dukakis, the democrat nominee, proudly stated, “I’m a card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union.” These words would soon come back to haunt him. I will not focus too much on this campaign other than using it as evidence of the ACLU’s position on the tax exemption of churches. However, Dukakis’s association with this group proved to be a major factor in his defeat.

During the first debate, Peter Jennings of ABC asked George Bush why he continued to make an issue out of Dukakis’s membership in the ACLU. Bush replied that he didn’t like most of the ACLU’s positions and offered four of them. We will just focus on the one we are talking about right now. Bush said, “I don’t think they’re right to try to take away the tax exemption of the Catholic Church.”

The ACLU don’t deny their position! Norman Dorsen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1976 to 1991, refuted Bush’s statements, and said that the ACLU opposes tax exemption for all churches, not just the Catholic Church.Source

Here is a little more history on the issue from Twilight of Liberty.

ACLU founder Roger Baldwin once told me that the ACLU’s desire to strip the churches of their tax exempt status was “very foolish.” But in 1969, some nineteen years after Baldwin stepped down as executive director, the Union adopted its first policy opposing “tax exemption for church property which is used exclusively for religious purposes.’ In the latest policy on this subject, it makes no difference to the Union whether church property is not used exclusively for religious purposes, all are denied: “The ACLU opposes tax benefits for religious bodies”, seven examples are listed for clarification, including the benefit of tax exemption.”Source

In 1970, the year after the ACLU issued its first policy opposing the tax exempt status for churches, it accepted the advice of church and state extremist Leo Pfeffer and drafted a brief opposing tax exemptions in Waltz v. Tax Commission. In 1987, the ACLU Foundation and the New York Civil Liberties Union filed an amicus brief in support of Abortion Rights Mobilization to secure standing in a suit challenging the tax exempt status of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church was charged with violating its tax-exempt status by taking a stand against abortion.”Source

Meanwhile with the Witches

While the ACLU was taking aim at the Catholic Church’s tax exempt status, the Union affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island, came out in favor of a tax exemption for Satanists.”Source They went and got a tax administator to rule that a coven of witches were entitled the same tax-exemption as churches had. This is pure hypocrisy. The ACLU’s involvement in this case clearly shows that they will defend the rights of the occult. Many Christians wonder why they are not as acommodating to our interests.

Now if we were to follow some misguided philosphy of the seperation of church and state, one might could rationalize their policy on a church’s tax exempt status. One could also rationalize a posistion of tax exemption to all religions. But their is no logical reasoning that one could take to defend both of these positions. It is pure hypocrisy, and proof that the ACLU is an enemy of Christianity.

I question their tax exempt-status! I think it’s time for Christians on the left and right to wake up to the ACLU’s agenda!

SIGN THE PETITION TO GET THE ACLU OFF THE TAXPAYER’S DOLE

This was a Stop The ACLU Blogburst. If you would like to join please Email me!

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Pictures, and Words

Posted by Mark on May 5, 2005

When I read or hear folks say they support the troops, but dont’ support the Iraqi front, I think of photographs like this.

I also think of the Children’s prison discovered there. And the rape rooms. And the mass graves. And the months of hell the Kuwaitis suffered through before Desert Storm. And I remember the payments made to the famlies of homicide bombers from Saddam. And I remember the Kurdish villages destoyed by gas attacks on Saddam’s orders.

I think about the thousands of photographs of women, mosly pornographic, that Saddam’s son kept in one of the “palaces.” Including pictures of President Bush’s own daughters. And the meat grinders, used for execution. Victims were fed feet first, slowly, so Saddam and his sons could savor the screams.

All of those things would still be happeining if the United States had not gone in to Iraq. All except one. That American soldier would not be cradling the body of that child after Islamo-Fascist murderers killed civilians. That little girl, and her parents, would still be slaves to an evil dictator and his maniacal sons.

Are there other evil dictators in the world? Certainly. The concentration camp the world calls North Korea still exists, and is still killing thousands each year. The reality is the United States can’t take all the evil in the world, nor should we.

But we did take on two of the most evil regimes in the world, the Taliban, and the Baathist parasites of Iraq. Both countries are well on their way to being Democracies. The terrorists who brought pain and destruction to that little girl understand well the stakes. Losing Iraq to Liberty destroys their claims of speaking for the Arab world. Losing Iraq sets off a chain reaction in the other dictatorships and true theocracies of the Middle East. The Islamo-Fascist murderers understand the stakes, and are trembling. I wonder when we in the United States will be as intelligent as the terrorists, and begin to act like we too have counted the cost, and continued the building of Liberty.

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