Tag Archive | Government

Obama Smallest Spender Since Eisenhower

I thought this was interesting. Amidst all the cries of Barack Obama being the most prolific big government spender the nation has ever suffered, Marketwatch is reporting that our president has actually been tighter with a buck than any United States president since Dwight D. Eisenhower. Who knew? … It might have something to do […]

Both Rich and Poor, Benefit when a Government Respects the Rights of All

The Hebrews of early Old Testament times were governed by leaders of their twelve tribes, with a central leader over all the tribes. Later, kings such as David and Solomon ruled the Hebrews. In 587 B.C., Babylonian forces devastated Jerusalem and subjugated the Hebrews. Later, the Jews were ruled by Persia, Greece, and the Roman […]

US Senate rejects UN treaty on disability rights

Watching the news stories as this sad event unfolded, one thought came to mind; that being what a laughing stock our government has become to the world. Led by Republican opposition, the Senate on Tuesday rejected a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled that is modeled after the landmark Americans with Disabilities […]

Woman ‘denied a termination’ dies in hospital

We may believe every single moral decision is easy to make; that its simply making a black or white decision between right and wrong. We may also believe it’s the job of a government to enact laws concerning any/all moral decisions and to enforce those laws in order to, if necessary, make that right choice […]

Should Christians Force The Government To Serve As Their Savior?

I read this yesterday… By E.L. Beck Just as there is a wide swath of American voters who continue to believe that a single man in the office of the U.S. presidency can redeem the U.S. economy, so too are there American voters who believe the U.S. government can be a savior of the moral […]

‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday’: Across the U.S. Pastors Say They Will Defy Law and Talk Politics

Nearly 100 pastors across the country planned to take part in Pulpit Freedom Sunday, an in-your-face challenge Sunday to what the government says can and cannot be said in church. The growing trend is a challenge to the IRS from the churches, and may jeopardize their all-important tax-exempt status. But some pastors and church leaders said […]

An interesting case of misapplying Scripture

The old movie ‘Its a mad mad, mad mad world’ popped into my head as I read Chuck Baldwin’s bizarre reasonings for why State secession is biblical. quote… “The right of State secession is rooted and grounded in the Word of God” Did the Holy Spirit not inspire the New Testament writer to say, “Now […]

John MacArthur: The Christian’s Responsibility In a Pagan Society–Part 1

Concerning the post below this one, Picketing John MacArthur’s Church, its only right that we look at exactly what John MacArthur said. This is the message (part 1) which was linked to in the article, and the basis for why the group, Concerned Citizens for the First Amendment are planning to picket outside John MacArthur’s […]

“Yawn” – another group, another manifesto

A particular segment of American society must spend a lot of time sitting around coming up with totally useless ‘declarations, documents, and manifestos’. Someone at another blog called it a case of self-aggrandizement, The act or practice of enhancing or exaggerating one’s own importance, power, or reputation. I agree. The newest document: The Mount Vernon […]

Evan Bayh won’t seek re-election

In my neck of the woods Sen. Evan Bayh is is looked upon by most folks as one of the ‘good guys’…regardless of what political party you are affiliated with. Living in the NW corner of KY where Ohio, Indiana and KY meet, he’s become a well known figure in our local news over the […]

The Old/New “Christian Identity” movement

After posting the article, The USA is a Christian nation, I stumbled upon a reference to something called The Christian Identity Movement. Not being familiar with the term, I decided to look into it. Though there are important differences, I could not help but be struck by at least some similarities to those I hear […]

Just musing..

This clip was an interesting exchange which took place on the Chris Matthews program yesterday between Matthews and a Catholic bishop. The interview’s original intent was to talk about Rep. Patrick Kennedy being denied communion because of his support of abortion rights, but the discussion actually ended up being more about Church and State–moral law […]

ADL report: Rage Grows in America

The Anti-Defamation League issued an interesting special report. This is indeed a report–as it covers various sub-topics. At the end I’ll post the titles and links to the various sub-topics covered in the report, which all fall under the heading, “Rage Grows In America” (I agree its rage, and have pointed that out in a […]

“The Daniel Anointing?”

This is scary.. The purpose for the “Releasing of the Daniel Anointing” School of the Prophets is to raise up a Daniel company of prophets and identify prophets with governmental mantles. We have seen prophets with the Elijah’s mantle and we have also seen prophets with the Elisha’s mantle, but the Daniel’s mantle carries a […]

Glenn Beck, teetering closer to the brink…

At this point I’m not sure what will occur first–if he will at some point fall totally into madness, or if his rhetoric will finally incite some ‘like-minded person’ or group to violence. Right now, its a toss-up. Yesterdays show produced one of the most bizarre episodes of Beck-O-Crazy to date. Wielding a baseball bat […]

Romans 13 and Civil Disobedience

For those who were adults during the turbulent 1960’s, this might interest you; and for those who were still children or perhaps not even born yet, you also may find this of interest. The editorial below is from The BRF Witness, and  was first published in 1969.  It was written in response to the call […]

Update on census worker Bill Sparkman’s death, (and a thought..)

An update on the recent post: Census Worker Hanged: Found With “Fed” On Body This has been big news in my part of the country this week; I live in Northern Kentucky. Our local news affiliates have been staying on top of the story closely. I was surprised to see it reported today that the […]

Census Worker Hanged: Found With “Fed” On Body

The results of the on-going extreme right-wing anti-government paranoia being spewed by certain voices in the media? I don’t know, but it wouldn’t surprise me. I pray its not… AP source: Census worker hanged with ‘fed’ on body WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating the hanging death of a U.S. Census worker near a Kentucky […]

Why the US will never have a decent Heath Care program

Because too many politicians are in the pocket of Heath Care and Pharmaceutical company lobbyists. But I still have hope… I watched an excellent exposé concerning this on 60 Minutes a couple years ago (see, Under The Influence 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft Reports On Drug Lobbyists’ Role in Passing Bill That Keeps Drug Prices High, […]

Washington DC’s ‘The Family’ back in the news

After all the years this was considered a “secret Church”, its kind of amazing how all these stories are coming out now. For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light. Mark 4:22 Below is an update on the earlier post, […]

Rick Joyner’s newest organization

Someone (sorry, can’t recall who) mentioned in another thread Joyner’s interest in politics recently. I agreed its been evident he has been skirting the idea of becoming more actively involved for some time. Frankly, I don’t think its just Joyner, but others within the NAR movement, as was shown during the last election season when […]

Will scandals inspire evangelicals to stray from Repub. Party?

Most Sunday afternoons I like to spend time browsing the faith and religion pages of on-line newspapers around the nation. It gives me an idea of what’s transpiring in the church from ‘Akron’ to ‘LA’ and beyond. (One good source can be found in the links within the side-bar at Religion News Blog) Below is […]

Update: Mousavi on streets, prepared to be martyred

*Updated 2:00pm Saturday- 12:26 PM ET — Mousavi martyrdom. A message on Mousavi’s official Facebook page “confirms he is on the streets and has ‘washed in readiness to be martyred,’”… *Iran Updates Live-Blogging The Uprising Video: A woman speaking about the state of her country while filming the rooftop shouting of “Allah-o Akbar” in Iran […]

Open Letter (video) & Clerical Group able to Unseat Khamenei Summoned

Wonder what this means? 2:01 AM ET — Aslan: Rafsanjani calls “emergency” meeting of Assembly of Experts. Iran expert Reza Aslan reports: There are very interesting things that are taking place right now. Some of my sources in Iran have told me that Ayatollah Rafsanjani, who is the head of the Assembly of Experts — […]

Iranian Christians Refuse to Accept Election Results

From Open Doors.USA and Christian NewsWire: quote.. SANTA ANA, Calif., June 16 /Christian Newswire/ — In Tehran many Iranians haven’t accepted the results of the presidential elections held last Friday. News reports show protesters streaming through the streets of Iran’s capital. There are also reports that Ayatollah Khamenei has directed the Guardian Council to examine […]

Iran, riots and violence continue

If like me, you’ve been following the election eruptions in Iran today. Just wanted to post a link from the latest updates as of 2:52 am. Pray for the people in Iran please: and brothers and sisters, don’t forget the Church within its boarders…if you are a believer, you have ‘family’ there. The link below […]

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