If I’m watching FoxNews, there are 5 voices that make me change the channel or turn off the TV — Juan Williams, Bob Beckel, Tamara Holder, Alan Colmes, and obama. I end up watching a lot of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
All of you who are so quick to judge and criticize — and what measures have you personally taken to alleviate any part of the debacle at the border? Until you’ve demonstrated a better way to share God’s love, we really don’t need to hear from any of you.
I'm pretty sure God doesn't like being used to make someone look better.
"Yes, agree with me or you have no right to an opinion!!1!1 "
Is it at all possible some people participate in charitable giving to their communities? You know, to their own countrymen first, last and foremost?
Naw, can't be that some of us actually think charity begins at home and should never aid illegal activity
Sorry my friend but you are the one that is criticizing the criticizers at this moment. That's what we do here. Speak your opinions and leave it at that.
Avlmac the hypocrite, we, the American people, are already supporting these illegals with taxpayer money...and will be for many years...Many LEGAL citizens are struggling and not in a position to help financially, or otherwise...but that seems to elude jerks like you, may you reap what you sow...
My little brother "came out". It did not change mine or my parents core values of opposing gay marriage. While we understand the life style more, why would what someone else does change your core beliefs or if you are like most politicians, they had none in the first place.
sad and Eternally damning.
That's between him and God. It is not the role of Federal Govt to have anything to do with marriage.
People like you irritate me almost as much as gay activists. You don’t know that he is lost for eternity. There are many people who have lived all sorts of debauched lifestyles, but still discovered and accepted the truth about Salvation through Christ. While his father’s support is well-meaning, it’s misguided and he’s not doing his son any favors by encouraging his behavior.
Marriage reflects the natural moral and social law evidenced the world over. As the late British social anthropologist Joseph Daniel Unwin noted in his study of world civilizations, any society that devalued the nuclear family soon lost what he called "expansive energy," which might best be summarized as society's will to make things better for the next generation. In fact, no society that has loosened sexual morality outside of man-woman marriage has survived.
Analyzing studies of cultures spanning several thousands of years on several continents, Chairman of Harvard University’s sociology department, Pitirim Sorokin. found that virtually all political revolutions that brought about societal collapse were preceded by a sexual revolution in which marriage and family were devalued by the culture’s acceptance of homosexuality.
George Washington understood the impact on our civilization’s future. He had homosexuals drummed out of service … http://cnsnews.com/news/article/george-washington-drummed-out-soldier-infamous-crime-attempted-sodomy …. http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=101
…. and Jefferson wrote legislation to punish homosexual acts by castration. http://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/bill-64
So....Y'a mean that not having a child of your own sperm+egg and not raising him/her for over 26yrs is gonna be a "real satisfying marriage" ??? Same-sex-couples will NEVER HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE!!
“If he doesn’t REPENT he will be” should be in front of your “lost for eternity” comment.
For all the anal retentive comments (pun intended) that cant follow your meaning.
And His father will share in his reward as well ..Look at what happened to “Lots wife” .
I do agree that government should have nothing to do with this, one way or the other.
It's always bothered me however, that so many politicians, and regular individual citizens, gauge what they believe in only on how it affects them. They do not base their beliefs on bedrock principle, rather they go with the "I only believe in the rights/beliefs that impact me". It's nothing more than subjective situational ethics. Now if his son dies of AIDS he'll go right back to being "against gay whatever" because it affected him negatively.
Situational ethics is the death of morality and virtue. This kind of thing demonstrates it. And I'm even talking about people who start "believing" as I do, but do so only because suddenly they are impacted in a way that forces that decision whereas last week they were against my positions. If you can't base your morality and virtue on sound, thought out principles and philosophical contemplation then you're little more than a rudderless ship drifting in the wind, whose course changes with the direction of the tides and the wind.
"If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple." Luke 14:26
If one truly follows Jesus he not only can, but must follow Jesus despite of family or self. If you can't deny yourself or your family... you aren't following Jesus and its time to double check exactly what path you are on.
The solution is civil unions for anyone. there would be no "Marriages" for the government.
Marriage is spiritual, belongs in the church; not gov't.
"That’s between him and God. It is not the role of Federal Govt to have anything to do with marriage."
But it should be as a government which does not "bring wrath on the one who practices evil" is immoral. Just as people through whom stumbling blocks come, like a government who upholds evil, are immoral (Matt 18:7).
If your position is to uphold immorality... that just means your position is immoral. Pointing at a manmade law won't be an excuse as the question will arise "Why did you support an immoral law?".
That's your hypocritical opinion. You are condemned for judging. There is only one God and he makes no mistakes! efu.
It's called moral relativism, and it is the guiding philosophy of most people these days.
Right on, GoJ.
I'm not saying one cannot have an epiphany and a change of heart, but I am suspicious of them.
All of that and more said - gays can enter into any kind of union they want to. They can call it marriage if they want to. The only restriction is the State will not give it a marriage license.
If you believe it is right for homosexuals to wed, fine. Why do you need force society to agree? This question is asked over and over again but never answered. If government only licensed homosexual marriages do you think Christians would stop having their own wedding ceremonies? Of course not.
What's new here. Most people already knew about this when he was the democrat party nominee for the republican candidate for president. His kid gave an interview for this out here in Portland.
This is such a fake news story is unbelievable.
Obama's pick to run against him lied? Imagine that. The only reason this story is out is because the rino's are pushing for gay " marriage" in the republican platform vs civil unions. This would ensure the division of the party and placing democrats in total control for fifty years and end the 1rst amendment once and for all.
"There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death." Proverbs 14:12
You have got to love this quote..."He noted that his “faith tradition” had colored his views....."
Apparently, Mr. Portman's decision to drop his "faith tradition" was lacking one very important component..........WISDOM. But what really did you expect from a congressman who is running a country that has brought itself to the brink of ruin. We should all follow his lead....Don't ya think?
"That’s your hypocritical opinion. You are condemned for judging. There is only one God and he makes no mistakes! efu."
I am assuming Matt 7:1-5.
It is impossible to interpret the passage that way. Jesus was speaking to his disciples and a crowd (5:1). He tells them that they should not worry about the speck in their brother's eye, while there is a log in their own (7:3).
If you try and say this is about not talking about the sin of others, then there is no possible way to point at a speck. Everyone was already declared to have a log.
Rather is the same teaching as the king who pardoned a huge sum (log) while his slave did not pardon a person who owed him little (speck) Matt 18:23-35
And the same teaching as found in the Lord's prayer "forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors" (Matt 6:12).
Not to mention the sense of judging is wrong as Jesus isn't going to come back and say what you did was evil... He is saying that now. Rather He will come and deliver judgment upon those who are practicing evil. You are confusing throwing stones with saying "sin no more" (John 8:11).
Or to mention that this passage would not be profitable for teaching... as you couldn't use it without condemning yourself. If someone truly believed this passage to say 'do not point fingers at people' you would never hear them speak.
I have been on all side of the issue when it came to smoking. I am now libertarian when it comes to smoking even though it hurts badly. I look back 40 or 50 years and think what would have happened without a cigarette? That might not have been good either. I would rather go to the education route.
I don't think gay marriage (et al) and smoking are good analogies. Been seeing some good argument of at PJ media by commenters. I do not think that if the LGBT lobby gets its' way you can do any education. I just have to look at Sweden to see where this is going. Sweden by the way is outlawing all smoking in 2025. I kid you not. And they jail pastors, but not imans. Imagine that!
Our comission as disciples is to WARN people of the possibility of eternal damnation. It is NOT to declare that they are doomed to it. That is Christ's job. He will be the Judge. Homosexuality is not "the unforgivable sin", and anyone who claims that any individual is "lost" or "damned" is acting WAAAAAAAYYY above their pay grade. You Pharisees ought to go back and re-read John chapter 8, specifically verses 10 and 11.
Why doesn't this elitist just say the truth..The government has NO BUSINESS being involved in Marriage in the first. That's why I favor congressman like Rand Paul who believes that limiting government grows liberty and freedom. No where in the Constitution is the federal government granted domain over the marriage of two consenting adults. So instead of coming out in favor or against gay marriage tell the truthy. IT'S NO BODIES BUSINESS AND NO AGENCIES BUSINESS EITHER.
Sexual orientation is inborn... or are you going to tell me that one day you "decided" to be straight?
Science is finding epigenetic markers that are inherited. If God made them that way, how can it be against God's will? What kind of relationships people have, loving and respectful, or controlling and abusive... are something for human choice and God's judgement. Parents who abandon their children because God made them a bit different may also be a matter for God's judgement.
Love thy neighbor as thyself was not trivial when Jesus said it. The Samaritans in the parable were considered abominations who God only allowed to live and breed so that He would have plenty of human firewood to keep hell burning. Have you forgotten that Jesus's disciples urged him to call down fire from heaven on them? Do you remember what Jesus answered?
If you want to judge, use the fruits of the spirit as your guide. I think you need to look in the mirror and see where you stack up on that before you start casting any more stones... glass houses and all that, you know.
Once again, a self-serving Republican not standing on principle.
"There are many people who have lived all sorts of debauched lifestyles, but still discovered and accepted the truth about Salvation through Christ."
Well, then do it NOW! A father who actually loves his son would tell him "TODAY is the day of salvation!" His son could die in a car accident today and be lost forever. Instead, this horrible father, Portman, accepts his son's sin and is willing to let him go to Hell.
Rob Portman = horrible father. If he truly loved his son, he would be doing everything he could to tell him what the Bible says about sin and Hell. Trying to keep people out of Hell IS love.
Portman is politically dead to me.
If his stance on same-sex marriage was the right thing to do before his son came out, then it's still the right stance to have after the coming out party. I have family members of both sexes who say they are homosexual, that I love, and that will not change. But I would no more endorse their sexual confusion, and the very harmful effects of engaging in such sexual behavior, as I would endorse ones promiscuity, or being a serial adulterer. I've done my homework on the ravages of homosexuality.. And how it will eventually infringe on others right of conscience. Look at what's happening in Canada.
Well said BOT!! Great information. May I use it? ... often? (grin)
As one from Ohio, I guess all I can say is that I am glad that his son didn't come out and say he liked abusing farm animals.............
How in tune with his family is this guy ?
RINO gotta go.
If we gay condemns you to Hell, then why did Jesus ever come and die on a cross? Does that mean all alcoholics, anyone who watches porn, or people who sin in general go to Hell? I believe in a much more gracious Savior. He will never approve of this behavior, however I doubt He would throw the baby out with the bathwater.
"The son is ..lost for eternity"
Not true. Nobody is "lost for eternity". Until their final day arrives, they can be "found".
PS: Not saying the dude is "lost" at all. I don't know him. Just saying your argument needs some adjustments and qualifiers.
todd147, Unlike some self-professing Christians, it’s clear you understand the Gospel. There is no sin so grave, except rejecting salvation through Christ, that the person committing that sin can’t be saved.
I usually find those who point their fingers the most at other people’s sin have some glaring sin of their own to which they are completely blind. A lot of times such people are obese, forgetting that gluttony is a sin, or they are gossips, which is a detestable sin. I’ve said this before, but I wish gay people would go back in the closet and I wish fellow Christians would get off their soapboxes about homosexuality. I also wish someone would call a truce, so our society could find something else to talk about. Anyway, you are right.
BTW, I don’t want anyone to think that it doesn’t irritate me that Portman came out in support of gay marriage, because I don’t believe America should even be having this discussion. You can rest assured that activists are using gay marriage to silence Christianity in America, because once it is legally recognized they will start suing churches into oblivion if they refuse to marry two men. Politically, we need to do everything possible to stop these people. With respect to the Gospel, we need to do everything possible to let these people know that God loves them.
Now Portman can switch parties - he has shown he thinks with his emotions rather than his brain. Don't need him calling himself (R). Wreck society so his little boy can feel good about pursuing his folly.....little do the gays know it's not really about gays.....Polygamy, NAMBLA, bestiality are in the wings with this agenda, along with "child sexual liberation".....oh, and of course, ousting religious believers from social service,and denying them the right to express themselves. But it's ok, as long as Portman and son FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT...
Only in your simple mind.
"Portman’s shocking decision was made following a personal, family revelation" He also said he had a change of heart.
I'm wondering what else he'd change because of a personal, family revelation and change of heart? Will his stand on the Constitution change due to a family revelation? How about the Bill of Rights? What if one of his kids reveals they are atheist will he want "In God We Trust" taken of our money? How about drunk driving or drugs?
The list can go on and on depending on personal, family revelations and changes of heart.
This is their rational isn't it. And he DARE NOT disagree with his son's choices, right? Cause that would make him just a mean old, bad old, I mean, so mean father if he EVER DARED disagree with his little gay boy, huh?
THIS is why the GOP is in the toilet!
In my day: a Father would say to his son: "Now son. That is not a good choice. Let's get you some help okay? I will take you to the doctor, or the minister, or some place to get your help."
But now? "I just want my son to be happy" and " he is happy being a butt pirate or someone else's butt pirate."
This Senator from Ohio is the definition of: Permissive Parent. And a Permissive Parent always has a child who runs amuck.
Hay Senator! Here is a news flash: Your son will probably die in his late 50s from some kind of disease. He will drink himself into live disease or a heart attack or stroke over this. He will medicate himself statistically more and drink alcohol more than any other man in the United States over this. Statistically YOU will live longer than he.
Still want him to be HAPPY?
These people who are opposed to the gay lifestyle but then promptly change their stance when a friend or relative announces their "gay-ety" are disgusting.
Either the lifestyle is wrong or it is not. It's like saying they're opposed to drug abuse, then they find out their offspring are drug addicts, so now they are gung-ho about the addiction. YUKKKKKK!
Sexual orientation is hetero at birth. The desire to procreate is inherent in all living things. In order to do so as a human being, it requires a man and a woman. You cannot argue for the existence of the God you say and then argue that he would create you in such a way that you could not obey the second "commandment" that was ever given to humanity.
All this bruhaha about being born that way is exactly that... total bunk. This comes from environment, abuse, severely twisted education, destruction of the nuclear family, an demasculinazation of every man in society. These progressives who claim they believe all people are equal and there is no difference between the genders seem more bent on population control through death panels and abortion of new babies, the Margaret Sanger way, eugenics, the complete lives system, propagating homosexuality to prevent more child births... do not seem to practice those things because they truly believe they are the elite chosen few to inherit th Earth after they are done cleansing it.
These ideas are evil constructs and not of God but of the adversary. These things should not be forced upon us by such horrible people who intend to be divisive all the while claiming that it is those who disagree with their lifestyle are the divisive ones. Anyone with a brain can see the truth here. They have the freedom to choose. If they think a one issue party is needed, go and make the Homomarriagiacrat Party then. I am sure it wil
With all these goofballs upset about CPAC, maybe they should start their own group and call it FudgePAC?
March 5, 2013 at 1:26pm
Please tell me what you, personally, are doing to create an interest in God’s Word among those who don’t know the Scriptures — I mean besides spewing vitriol all over those who have invested of their one time and treasure to do just that.
Clever student. Too bad that as a senior in high school his handwriting skills aren't on par with his wit.
In today's world hand writing skills are as useful as great spelling.
Hello the keyboard will soon be obsolete
This is about average handwriting for a high schooler today, but boy can they type with just their thumbs.
What you see is NOT handwriting. It's hand printing and it's not too bad. They don't teach children the necessary skills anymore...like cursive writing, history, reading and writing.
You think an ignorant electorate electing Bananabama was terrible, just wait a few more elections and we'll have an illegal alien as president (if we don't already have one) and a Congress full of nut jobs...oh, wait, we already do.
Dear "MIAMI": I disagree. I have great handwriting skills and also great spelling skills. Perhaps that is why many postings on the internet drive me crazy! In the first place, I have been led to make mistakes by extremely poor spelling on more than one occasion, when the posting contained spelling errors that the author did not bother to correct. Practically every computer used on the internet has some sort of spelling checker, but apparently, it is too much work to actually use the checker, from the torrents of misspelled words on almost every site on the web. And these spelling errors are not always from individuals. It is not unusual to find numerous spelling problems on sites representing businesses and other larger entities. I used to believe that such errors would give the company a bad name, however, once I realized how few people actually knew how to spell in the first place, and then, how many of them cared about spelling, I quit worrying. Bad spelling still drives me crazy, though.
I have garnered numerous benefits because I have good handwriting. In one case, I was hired over many others who were actually more experienced than me, because the hiring supervisor was fed up with trying to read the daily reports his subordinates were required to send him at the end of every work day, which were required to be hand written. I know that is a bit unusual, but, it does illustrate that handwriting is not dead.
And don't get me started on bad grammar..its just to
Quits, many schools no longer teach handwriting. They have to make time for the politically correct stuff, and they don't want to make those who have trouble with it feel bad. I had my students use cursive frequently, and was criticized for it until they came back and thanked me when they were older. Cursive hand writing actually helps develop parts of the brain needed for other skills. A study showed that students who used cursive on the essay section of SATs did better than those who printed, though it could be that cursive is faster , and they thus had more time to think, revise.
No,Just wating for Obama to Fup again
February 13, 2013 at 2:22am
As much as I try to support everything that is TheBlaze, I’m afraid I have to agree.
January 21, 2013 at 6:14pm
Who is this Mike Malloy? Never heard of him
January 8, 2013 at 3:32pm
I think the prayer should be about Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication to God — not about the person offering the prayer.