On March 22, the Obama Administration raised yet another rainbow flag in political concession to the “gay” lobby, calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva to take up the global campaign for homosexual rights. “Human rights are the inalienable right of every person, no matter who they are or who they love,” said Chamberlain Donahoe, U.S. Ambassador to the Human Rights Council, in a statement released with the delivery of the U.S declaration, which has the approval of more than 80 other nations. “The U.S. government is firmly committed to supporting the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to lead productive and dignified lives, free from fear and violence.”
Skeptics, it seems, have been trying to kill religion for the past several decades. Back in 1966, playing off the famous declaration by unhinged German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, a Time magazine cover story asked the rhetorical question, “Is God Dead Yet?” In the ensuing years, He has proven Himself very much alive, with a continuing interest in the affairs of men. But humanity’s apparent interest in Him has waxed and waned depending on its collective mood at any given time — with enthusiasm for all things divine being at a sufficiently low ebb for three American researchers to predict recently that religion itself may actually become extinct, or close to it, in nine nations over the next several years.
Is state sanctioned pre-natal infanticide (i.e. abortion under Roe v. Wade) inherently racist? Go back to the early decades of the 20th Century and there would be no doubt about the answer: eugenics, the science of population control, assumed that the perfectibility of man was possible by culling out the "weaker" strains of our species. If certain groups of human beings were seen as obviously inferior — blacks, Indians, and so on — then aborting their children had the same effect as sterilizing those members of the “inferior” race who were able to procreate.
Over the past several decades, many who have attended a patriotic rally may have had the pleasure of seeing and hearing from an imposing six-foot, six-inch creature dressed in revolutionary garb while delivering a message about the wonder of America and the biblical beliefs of its Founders. That man is Garrett Lear, known from coast to coast as “The Patriot Pastor.” After sharing a platform with him on numerous occasions, publisher John McManus had an opportunity to interview him for our readers.
“Come, follow me ... and I will send you out to fish for people.” (Emphasis added.) Thus does the latest updating of the New International Version (NIV) offer a somewhat flaccid rendering of Jesus’ powerful command to the Church’s future apostles: “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19: King James Version).
The New York Times reported on March 19 that final approval has been completed to make way for the creation of a new “red light district on the Web“—a “Triple-X” domain reserved exclusively for pornographic websites of all kinds. While some 200,000 dot-xxx domain names have been reserved over the past year in anticipation of the new pornographic Internet suffix, the authorization by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has drawn heavy criticism from both pro-family groups concerned about increased sexual content on the web and entrenched businesses in the pornography industry worried about an influx of new porn sites cutting into their business.
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling ordering a home schooled girl to attend public school, overriding the desire of the girl’s mother that she be educated at home. The March 16 decision came following an extended conflict between the divorced parents of the girl, who were at odds over whether she should be taught at home, as her mother wished, or attend public school, which was her father’s desire.
As if public school teachers do not have enough on their plate, the Department of Education is now demanding that school teachers and principals monitor Facebook behavior. According to The Daily Caller, officials at the Department of Education “are threatening school principals with lawsuits if they fail to monitor and curb students’ lunchtime chat and evening Facebook time for expressing ideas and words that are deemed by Washington special-interest groups to be harassment of some students.”
A Minnesota legislator said she was uncomfortable with the invocation offered by a Baptist pastor to open up the state Senate’s legislative session March 14, and wants a stipulation that only non-sectarian prayers be offered in the future. The offending prayer was given by the Rev. Dennis Campbell of Granite City Baptist Church in St. Cloud, Minnesota, who invoked the name of Jesus Christ three times during the prayer and referred to Christianity on several occasions.
It is a signal irony that, within days of the apocalyptic earthquake and tsunami that have brought Japan to her knees, archaeologists announced the possible discovery, after millenia of speculation, of the ruins of the legendary lost civilization of Atlantis, buried deep beneath the marshes of the Coto Doñana in southwestern Spain.