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When did spitting on a Priest become socially acceptable?
"Did they say 'hashtag love wins' afterward?"
Fox News contributor Father Jonathan Morris said he was attacked while walking through the streets of Manhattan on his way to dinner Sunday. He shared his experience on Twitter:
Many showed sympathy for the parochial administrator of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Bronx:
Some even felt Fr. Jonathan was showing the men too much grace:
A small minority, however, took exception to Morris’ story:
Morris also made note of something in the parade he found particularly disturbing:
Did “love win” with Fr. Jonathan’s response?
3-6 The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture.
3-6 The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.
In a refreshing decision that brings back common sense and exercises states’ rights, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller lifted a 10-year-plus state ban on deep fat fryers and soda machines on the state’s school campuses.
Miller explained to reporters:
“We’re just saying if you want (a deep fryer), go get one. We’re not going to mandate what you do.”
What Miller essentially did was pull back on government overreach by allowing local parents and teachers to once again make the decision on what’s best for their particular children. He also argued that all the mandates in place – including the ones put in place by First Lady Michelle Obama – have not helped reduce childhood obesity in Texas.
“There’s so many mandates on these schools and what they can do and cannot do. You just ask anybody – they’ll tell you it’s not working.”
It’s obvious the lesson to be learned here: Local parents know what’s best for their kids at school instead of a bureaucrat hundreds of thousands of miles away. Michelle Obama and other control freak liberals in Washington will be shocked to learn of this decision, but that’s alright.
Do you think Commissioner Miller’s decision was a good one for individual and states’ rights?
How did the gay rights movement hijack a rainbow for their symbol???
Commenting on the White House being illuminated on Friday with gay-rainbow lights to celebrate homosexual marriage, Rev. Franklin Graham said it was "outrageous" and a "slap in the face" to millions of Americans who support real marriage, and added that because God gave the rainbow sign to Noah following the flood, it is an image forever "associated with His judgment" and a sign of "God's judgment to come."
Franklin Graham, son of world-renowned pastor Billy Graham, further said that "one day God is going to judge sin -- all sin" and "only those who are found righteous will be able to escape His judgment."
"The President had the White House lit up in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage," said Rev. Graham in a June 29 post on Facebook. "This is outrageous—a real slap in the face to the millions of Americans who do not support same-sex marriage and whose voice is being ignored."
A June 29, 2015 Facebook post by Rev. Franklin Graham.
"God is the one who gave the rainbow, and it was associated with His judgment," said Rev. Graham. "God sent a flood to wipe out the entire world because mankind had become so wicked and violent. One man, Noah, was found righteous and escaped God’s judgment with his family. The rainbow was a sign to Noah that God would not use the flood again to judge the world."
"But one day God is going to judge sin -- all sin," said Rev. Graham. "Only those who are found righteous will be able to escape His judgment. That righteousness comes through faith, believing on the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ who took our sins and shed His blood on the cross for each and every one."
"So, when we see the gay pride rainbow splashed on business advertisements and many people’s Facebook pages, may it remind all of us of God’s judgment to come," he said. "Are you ready? Are your sins forgiven?"
The homosexual rainbow lights at the White House on June 26, the day the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that gay marriage is a right, was orchestrated by top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, according to The Washington Post. Obama, when told of the gay-lights plan, reported The Post, said, "It's a great idea, if you can get it to work."
In a statement, the White House said, "Tonight, the White House was lit to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to progress and equality, here in America and around the world. The pride colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and tonight, these colors celebrate a new chapter in the history of American civil rights."
In the New Testament in the gospel of Luke, chapter 17, Jesus Christ tells His disciples about what the world will be like when He returns. "First He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation," says Christ. "And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all."
Christ continues, "Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed."
Franklin Graham, 62, is president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and also runs the international Christian aid group Samaritan's Purse. He is married and has five children. Rev. Graham frequently preaches in evangelical Christian crusades in the United States and abroad.
If there's one thing the Supreme Court accomplished last Friday (besides unleashing cultural chaos on America), it was ending the liberal media's charade. Whatever scrap of journalistic impartiality existed flew out the courtroom window Friday when the press decided these five justices not only invented a right to same-sex marriage but to censorship too.
Less than a week after the Court trampled the Constitution, one of the biggest stories of the ruling is the industry tasked with relaying it -- the mainstream press. After years of trying to drive out debate, the liberal media is using the cloak of the Court to do it. Desperate to take away the voice of Christians at the public table, the Left is already on the march to undermine the very freedom that gives breath to the speech it now enjoys.
Despite being one of two nations in the entire world who forced this on their people by the courts, much of the media has declared victory over a dispute that's barely existed two decades. Americans who believe in thousands of years of human history must now surrender to a four-day-old "right" -- or shut up altogether. "What they believed yesterday is no longer acceptable today," wrote Howard Kurtz, a Fox News analyst. "If you are an American who is opposed to gay marriage... you barely see yourself reflected in the coverage. The message is that you are clueless, out of touch, a lost cause. And in some quarters, it's worse: that you are a bigot, a homophobe..."
In the hundred hours since the opinion was released, we've already seen the gloves come off. At a newspaper in Pennsylvania, editors warned that they would "no longer accept, nor... print, op-eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage.' ...This is not hard: We would not print racist, sexist or anti-Semitic letters. To that, we add homophobic ones. Pretty simple."
These are the conversations taking place in newsrooms all across the country. This is just one that happened to go public. Not surprisingly, people were outraged and flooded the newspaper with scathing emails and phone calls. Within hours, the editors issued an apology. It was, John Micek, said, a "genuine attempt at fostering civil discussion." (Not very genuine, it seems, since ending the discussion doesn't exactly foster one.) Still, Micek said, "These pages... belong to the people of Central Pennsylvania. I'm a conduit, I recognize, for them to share their views and to have the arguments that make us better as a people. And all views are -- and always will be -- welcome."
For how long, no one knows. Over at the Daily Beast, editors are already calling the justices' four dissents "treason." And it doesn't take much imagination to assume that Americans who believe the same as President Obama did three years ago will be accused of the same. Obviously, FRC has been dealing with these attacks for some time. But after Friday, the campaign to blacklist those who still believe in natural marriage became surprisingly ferocious.
When Ken Blackwell appeared on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" to talk about the Supreme Court's marriage ruling, left-wing groups mobilized thousands of people to contact the network, demanding it ban him from future shows. It's a deliberate attempt to silence your voice, which we represent in Washington. "You better be ready and you better be prepared because it's coming," Rev. Franklin Graham warned. "There will be persecution of Christians for our stand."
In the media, there already is. The press is no longer a guardian against censorship but a portender of it. And this much is clear: they'll shove anyone out of the public square who doesn't stand their ground. Of course, the sad irony of their intolerance is that if anyone should be a natural ally for free speech, it's the press. After all, our right to disagree springs from the same well as their freedom to write about it.
If there's one thing conservatives have going for them, it's that the media has inflated the support for same-sex marriage for so long that they've actually started to believe it. It will come as a great surprise then, as I'm sure it did to John Micek, when millions of Americans start pushing back on this effort to drive conservatives underground. In its arrogance, the Left seems to have overlooked the fact that the Court ordered same-sex marriage by the slimmest of majorities -- one that happens to reflect the deep divide of its country's own people.
The marriage debate isn't over, and FRC will do everything it can to make sure it stays that way. Today, we're launching a new movement called Project Tolerance: Preserving Your Voice in the Public Square. The media is already hearing from the Left -- now it's time they heard from us. If you want to know what you can do in the wake of Friday's ruling, here's something: click over to FRC's site and sign up to join the pushback.
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