Wish I'd said that!

In recent decades, the ACLU has used its so-called "wall" to fight tooth and nail to prevent government sponsorship of the Pledge of Allegiance, memorial crosses, Ten Commandments displays, nativity scenes, Bible displays, and virtually every other acknowdgement of America's religious heritage.

At the same time, it is worthwhile to note that there have been some instances in which the ACLU has endorsed public displays of religion. For example, When New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani threatened to cut taxpayer funding from the Brooklyn Museum of Art for displaying a painting of the Virgin Mary with cow dung and pictures of female sexual organs pasted all over her body, the ACLU was first in line to defend the display. U.S. District Court Judge Nina Gershon ruled that New York City's elected officials were not allowed to place conditions on the museum's funding.

In another instance, the ACLU offered its support to the taxpayer-funded National Endowment for the Arts, after the agency sponsored an art show featuring "Piss Christ" - an exhibit consisting of a crucifix submerged in a jar of urine.

In the ACLU's myopic world, it appears that the only permissible publicly-funded displays of religion are those which blatantly mock or disparage the Christian faith.

-- Indefensible: 10 Ways the ACLU is Destroying America, Sam Kastensmidt, 2006

Friday, January 29, 2010

Live Free or Die

If you haven't yet watched Glenn Beck's outstanding original documentary, Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free or Die, what are you waiting for?  It borders on criminal that so many people are oblivious of the dark history of socialism, or that its natural course ultimately leads to absolute tyranny.  And the real criminals are the educational establishment, the press, and the media; all of whom generally ignore, downplay or glamorize its evil roots and intent.  Beck's first foray into documentary production was a resounding success, with more than 4 million TV sets tuned in for the 5 pm showing; a larger audience than all other cable news venues combined.

Beck is also planning an event for August 28 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.  His "Restoring Honor" rally will raise funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides financial support for the families of wounded or fallen SpecOps troops and college financing for their children.  This is a worthwhile cause to reward the service and sacrifice of these very special troops.

Joy doesn't always equal happiness.  Joy Behar, that major embarrassment and affront to womanhood from The View, accidentally (?) gave away a major component of the homosexual agenda. According to an article on NewsBusters.org, on Tuesday's show Behar told her audience, "They [gays] don't take monogamy and infidelity the same way that the straight community does. Such things as fidelity don't have the "same weight" with gays as with straights..."  No kidding, Joy.

The article goes on to state, "As far back as 1972, the National Coalition of Gay Organizations has demanded the 'repeal of all legislative provisions that restrict the sex or number of persons entering into a marriage unit; and the extension of legal benefits to all persons who cohabit regardless of sex or numbers.'"

And if that isn't telling enough, Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, agreed in his 2003 article "Beyond Gay Marriage," which was published in The Weekly Standard. He wrote that "the likeliest effects" of gay marriage will be a "slippery slope" to the legalization of polygamy and polyamory (group marriage).  "Marriage will be transformed," he continued, "into a variety of relationship contracts, linking two, three or more individuals...in every conceivable combination of male and female."

The homosexual agenda is wrong-headed in so many aspects, and marriage is not the worst. Because it is essentially a parasitic behavior -- in the sense that homosexuals, by definition, cannot breed more homosexuals naturally between themselves -- they must either find like-minded individuals, or recruit otherwise-normal people into their deathstyle.  This is why there is so much effort among activists to promote it in the schools (see "Federal Level" point 6, and "State Level" point 7); they attempt -- through dares, temptations (money), intoxication, or seduction -- to attract the adventurous, the naive, the insecure, the confused and the troubled youths; first into a general or passive acceptance, and gradually (although sometimes rapidly (if circumstances permit) into active experimentation and participation. They "accept" the youth into their subculture, and, much like a gang affiliation, that often becomes the young person's new "identity."

Incidentally, I refer to it as a "deathstyle" not out of vindictiveness but in  an attempt at accuracy.  Besides being a major venue for a broad spectrum of sexually transmitted diseases, homosexuality - if carried to the ultimate, unrestrained degree - would result in the death of the entire culture, and possibly of the species itself.  While many homosexuals undoubtedly lead quiet, stable lives, the more active and flagrant among them often use their sexual identity to mask lives of self-hatred, insecurity, hostility, violence, and suicidal tendencies. Many homosexuals are profligate, indiscriminate, sometimes violent. This subculture of selfishness is primarily about self-interest, self-gratification, and often, self-destruction, because the one thing they cannot attain is true satisfaction. Instead, they are in perpetual pursuit of the "greater thrill." In their wake they cut a swath of physical, psychological and spiritual destruction.

Ultimately, while they often separate themselves from the broader culture by a crass and heathenish approach to life, the greater tragedy is that they risk separating themselves from God. As might be expected from people who are so desperate to establish their own sense of identity (however perverse or repulsive it may be considered by "normal" folks) that some will lash out against the cultural norms, they will often (though not always) lash out against God, too; even if they profess non-belief in Him.

While it might be nice if everyone could practice their own peculiarities without danger of consequence, this is not how life operates. Irresponsible behavior carries with it risk to ourselves and others around us, and - in my mind, at least - the greatest risk is that of causing, by our own willfulness, separation from His love. Homosexuals should not be the subject of personal hatred, but neither should their sin be embraced. We all are sinners. "There is none righteous, no, not one." There is nothing we can do to save ourselves from His wrath and our own destruction; our only hope is His forgiveness and grace.  But, isn't it preferable to at least try to rise above our baser nature?

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