After having a dreadful day this was so uplifting. Bravo to each one of these kindhearted people. It saddens me to see so much of the opposite reflected in the self-centeredness of many young people today. However, God is still in charge and I pray that more people will step up as He calls us to do the right thing. Help the helpless, feed those truly in need and share the love of Christ wherever we can. For the folks who put this video together…thank you and God bless you!
April 28, 2013 at 7:06pm
April 28, 2013 at 7:04pm
The comments I’ve read here pretty much make me sick today. (No offense intended to those of you who have not made obnoxious, tasteless comments.) I am a conservative and, more importantly, a Christian and I love Duck Dynasty. The fact that Willie and Korie attended this dinner has nothing to do with who they are or the fact that they have a very enjoyable show. They weren’t invited by the Obamas, rather by folks at CBN. They have a right to proudly go wherever they choose to go, just as each of us have a right to comment about it here. But to make such crude, racist remarks so consistently just shows the weakness of your character, not theirs. I’m ashamed to be on the same side (supposedly) as I read so many truly nasty remarks. By all means, disagree, share your opinions in this open forum…but don’t give conservatives such a black eye with such ugly, classless remarks. We’re supposed to be the good guys. My Lord, Jesus, would never allow me to say such hateful things. I’m just a middle-aged, disabled pastor’s wife, what do I know? I just wish we, as conservatives and, in many cases, Christians, would be able to say what we think without stooping so low as to use vulgar references about women and about those with whom we disagree. I want Obama out, I probably wouldn’t have attended the dinner but it sure doesn’t make me hysterical that the Robertsons did. Not that big of a deal and certainly not worth acting the fool about. I have to go, Duck Dynasty’s on.
February 16, 2013 at 5:49pm
My son, Nate, will be 31 next month. My husband, Jim, and I adopted him when he was 7 months old. He was what they called a “special needs” kid – born 6 weeks premature to a teenage mom. It’s a miracle that she decided to carry him, not choosing abortion but adoption. It’s a miracle that our son had brain surgery 7 times before he was two years old and survived each one. It’s a miracle that, although we were told that he would never walk or talk or think, he has grown into the smart, funny and engaging young man that he is. He’s a wonderful vocalist and plays the piano as well. He attended college and has a full time job. God brought this child into our lives in a miraculous way in that we were not on ANY adoption lists – we were foster parents who had only had one baby to foster until she went to her adoptive home. When the social worker rattled off all of the medical terms – hydrocephalus, chronic lung disease, spastic quadriplegia, etc. – my husband just stared at her. God directed this woman to us…we were not on the list of folks she should have been contacting…we’d met her only once, when we were told that we were too old and the lists too long for us to be adoptive parents. But that Friday morning, there she was, offering us a child on a silver platter. His name means “Gift of God’ and that’s what he is. We didn’t care what we would be able to do – and he has done above and beyond expectations. We are so grateful to that young girl who chose life. Thank y
December 18, 2012 at 4:15pm
I’m disgusted with the lot of you!! You are blaming the wrong person…or people. I wish that this nurse, the principal, teachers….the janitor had had guns. BUT THEY DIDN’T. God forbid any of you find yourself in this position, really. I would wish it on no one. Why are you lashing out with your hateful…”she should haves?” blame the shooter, the system whatever, but stop railing on terrified, traumatized, unarmed, untrained WOMEN! This is the worst kind of bullying behavior…I hope none of you claim to be believers in Christ. A great evil happened here, people froze and hid…but they weren’t the evildoers. The guy with the gun was!
December 18, 2012 at 4:04pm
I have not had the heart to read every comment previous; I got stuck after Socialistslayer’s heartless comment about this nurse being a coward. How dare you?! Such an unfeeling, ungodly thing to say. How do you know what it was like? Have you been faced with something like this yourself? There were no children with her for her to hide or protect…she did exactly what she had to. Oh, what a big man, or woman, possibly, you must feel like…judging this poor woman. She had no weapon, no training for this. No compassion? Really, none? She should have charged the gun?! What an idiot! (forgive me, Lord) I’m just overwhelmed with the depth of your vitriol for a poor woman who did what she needed to do to survive.
May 21, 2012 at 9:55am
Honestly, how did this man ever get into office in the first place? Having a valid birth certificate is essential just to get a passport, I know, my husband and I went through all kinds of crap to come up with his. (He was born in a tiny town in Kentucky and was delivered by the drunk undertaker who served as the town doctor.) But…we did it! So, why can’t Obama come up with his? And, even more important, who the hell let him put his name on ANY ballot without one? This is crazy!! Call me a birther if you must, but why isn’t Barak Obama constrained to follow the same, simple rules as everyone else in this country? I wonder who found him and began this grooming process to present a packaged bi-racial man with absolutely no practical experience in leadership, whatsoever, as a viable candidate for the Illinois Senate and then president of the United States? Everyone talks about what a fantastic orator he is…blah, blah, blah. He’s not a great speaker, he’s a good READER with the ability to turn his head quickly to find his teleprompter. He didn’t even vote in the Senate. I mean, what the hell is “present?” As far as I can tell, the only thing he really supported was killing aborted babies who survived the abortion. Wow! The Obama groomers/packagers knew what they were doing, though. One word of criticism and you’re a racist, no matter what he says or does.
Hold on to Jesus people, your bumpy ride has only just begun.
May 21, 2012 at 9:37am
SAMIAMTWO – just a quick question…is the picture you use as your identifier a picture of Harry Reid flipping the bird? Or is it you, and you just look like Harry Reid? No disrespect intended, honestly, I just don’t see well and am curious.
May 12, 2012 at 5:01pm
Our little church is different than many – we don’t own a building, we rent our space, and we’ve decided to use the building fund to help others who need help now. No one who works for the glory of God in our church is paid either…my husband is the preaching pastor and he still works full time for the power company as well as being a full time preaching, teaching, counseling, marrying, burying pastor. He’s getting awfully tired though and needs to retire from the power company soon…and then, we’ll rely on the Lord just as we always have. He’s diabetic and I have a disease called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. (the newer term is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) Those of us who live with this disease live with constant, burning pain…my major activities now are my work in the church as the worship/choral director and seeing doctors. When he retires we’re not quite sure how we’re going to pay for medical bills…but, again…God can handle that too. As far as preaching about getting rid of Obama, that’s not what church is for. My husband does remind people that they need to vote and that, as Christians, we need to vote according to God’s Word. Believe me, Mr. Obama does not conform, in any way, to Christian principles, values or morals. His presence in the WH is based on lies, his policies are based on lies and I don’t believe for a minute that this man is a Christian. He sure doesn’t live like one – I believe, in my heart, that he supports the MBH because he belo
January 8, 2012 at 10:33pm
Yeah! Okay…What a great game! It was fantastic, especially that last pass by Tebow and the catch and run for the touchdown by Demaryius Thomas. My family and I are actually huge Packer fans, but we love football in general and were rooting for the Broncos today. We’d heard about the big controversy concerning Tim Tebow kneeling to pray at the sidelines and we couldn’t figure out what the problem was. We are part of the family, as Christians, and we also pray in public. For instance, we thank God for our food, even in a restaurant. We don’t shout or holler, we don’t expect everyone to stop what they’re doing for us, in fact I’m pretty sure that we aren’t hurting anyone…just like Tim Tebow isn’t hurting anyone as he expresses his faith and thanks to God on the sidelines. To read garbage, like that spewed by Bill Maher on Christmas Eve, wasn’t such a surprise. To hear about Tebow being mocked on SNL…still not a surprise. But, as we were still laughing and going over that fantastic finish, we were truly stunned to see all of the CBS commentators use their last few seconds of air time to mock, not just Tim Tebow, but all Christians, as they jokingly bowed their heads to their fists, in sync. Whose bright idea as that? Honestly, what a classless, rude gesture. Way to show just how much they disrespect Christians. Do we suppose that, if a Muslim player knelt and bowed his head to the ground toward Mecca, those same commentators would mock his faith? Not in a million y
January 8, 2012 at 10:21pm
Please forgive this test – last time I wrote my comment, the site told me I wasn’t logged in. Just making sure.
December 1, 2011 at 9:32pm
Unfortunately voter fraud has been a way of life here in Wisconsin for much too long…finally, FINALLY, we have legislation in place that requires voter ID. And for years leftists (Democrats) have hollered that having voter ID would disenfranchise poor voters or those from certain parts of the city. (Milwaukee) And for too long we just let that fallacy go. As if everyone doesn’t have some form of ID…how do people get their checks cashed or cash in? There have been acts of fraud perpetrated by leftists for years…such as people handing out cigarettes for votes, high school students being bused to the polls, tires slashed on Republican vans, ets. and all of these acts were to garner votes for Democrats. Oh, and yes the recall folks have told people, in writing, that they should sign recall petitions multiple times because the duplicates won’t be caught. College students have admitted, in past elections, to voting multiple times…yes, for Democrats. For too long Democrats were in control of this state and all of these acts of fraud were not just ignored, they were encouraged. Now we have someone with integrity trying to help ALL Wisconsinites keep their jobs, to keep schools open with quality teaching, to dig us out of the financial pit Doyle put us in. And these guys want to recall him? Unbelievable! Don’t you get it??! If we all don’t give up something we’ll all lose everything!! Once again, we stand with Governor Walker.
December 1, 2011 at 6:01pm
Oh yes! I love it! The U.S. OUT OF THE UN and THE UN OUT OF THE U.S. I agree wholeheartedly.
December 1, 2011 at 5:29pm
The woman who was assaulted by recall petition pushers has signed an affidavit to the facts of the incident. It has been spoken of on public radio…I don’t remember her name, if I find it I’ll post it. She made herself public by signing the affidavit so I wouldn’t be out of line. Is that factual enough?
No disrespect intended to you…I’m not being flippant….I really am asking.
December 1, 2011 at 4:06pm
Simpletruths – I fear you don’t understand the term “truth.” Governor Walker told us what he wanted to do as he campaigned…and he’s doing it, as he did when he was the County Executive. This man lowered his own pay to try to balance budgets in the past, after a Democrat gave himself and all of the County Board members millions in pension money. Which we are still paying for…and will be for…well. Forever.
So, go ahead and compare these Occupiers with the Tea Party (sorry you can’t seem to spell it correctly) How many arrests during Tea Party gatherings? Hmmm! What? None? How about trash left all over, rapes, muggings, blocking businesses, threatening businesses? Oh, what? None!! How about the union thugs threatening businesses which wouldn’t put up their posters? What? Yeah, many!!
It is so disingenuous to portray Gov. Walker and conservatives as ‘losers’ who are trying to take something from people like you. People have eyes, and ears. We’ve watched protesters scream in people’s faces…now they’re threatening moms in their vehicles WITH THEIR CHILDREN (a woman in Delafield WI refused to sign a recall petition and she was flipped off, screamed at and had an egg thrown at her car…while her kids watched in fear) yeah good job recoilers. Occupiers…wonderful, trashing public spaces, robbing, raping and public defecation. Good job! (you do see the blatant sarcasm, right Simple?) Give it up, you’re wrong! We stand with Gov. Walker…we work for a living too
Dang, I’m in double trouble! I live in Wisconsin…33 years now…and I emigrated from California. Now I agree that California is really lalala land…I know first hand. I went to high school in Marin County, one of the wealthiest counties in the country, I still don’t know how my folks got in. In my senior year in high school I had a class in tanning…yeah, you read right, TANNING. I got an A. Geograpy?? Never heard of it…not in Cali. I just grew up thinking “Yuh, I live in California…the beach is over there…the rest of the country is that way.” Thank God, I met my husband, a nuclear reactor operator on the USS Enterprise (Don’t laugh, when I was teaching as a sub, I told my class of middleschoolers that my husband served on the Enterprise and one of the boys looked awed…in a hushed voice he said, “That’s real?” I didn’t even try…I said, “Yes, yes it is.”) When my husband got out of the Navy he took a job with WE Energies, he still works there, while pastoring our church as well. At the rate our 401K is dropping, he may never retire.
Anyway, I love Wisconsin…the people are genuine and neighborly, they’ve explained patiently about bubblers, and brats (Ok YOU may know what it is…it took me awhile, I thought they were selling unruly children at the stadium) and the folks in our church family are the best in the world. I would never move back to California unless God gave me a handwritten note to do so. Thank God for Governor Walker, he gets it! God
December 1, 2011 at 3:00pm
God bless you and your husband. We were pretty much invited to leave our church of twenty years where my husband I had served and taught in many ways. He was not a pastor at the time but taught adult classes every Sunday…full classes, as people sought him out because they knew that his teaching was biblically sound. I was the Outreach Director, writing and producing well received plays to share Christ with the community. I was a youth leader, choir director, etc. But there came a time when the church, actually the whole denomination decided to walk away from the Bible to embrace falsehood. We, and many others, tried to beg these folks not t abandon truth…they wouldn’t hear it and we left. It hurt, but praise God my husband is pastoring a small church, with other elders, no one is paid and we are committed to standing for the Word. Don’t worry, He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Stay strong!
December 1, 2011 at 1:58pm
There are so many posting here with whom I agree…I’ll focus there. I have already said that I believe we ar all of one race…different cultures, one race. As this young lady and her fiancé are both believers (Christians) then they have every right to marry. God bless them! And, if the church doesn’t change their hateful unbiblical, position, then that couple should find another church. So should her parents and the few that voted against the bigoted position taken. I would encourage the new pastor to stand up and condemn the ugly-minded stance of the church.
By the way, what do these bigoted “Christians” (though I’m not sure the term applies) think Jesus looks like? Lily white? Don’t think so…more than likely an olive skinned, dark eyed Hebrew. Hmmm? Honestly, are there not enough problems besetting churches? Do you have to destroy yourselves from within? This mindset – putting someone down because their skin doesn’t match yours – it’s sinful and should be repented of. Rather, welcome this young believer from a different country and encourage him and his fiancee in the faith. They should be able to look up to you.
As to someone posting here who implied that the young couple were involved in sin, Shame on you!! I saw nothing of the kind written in the story…put the shame where it belongs, on older men, called pastor” who should know better. God disaproves of marrying outside the faith – Old Testament and New…skin color has nothing to with it.
Wow! This is my first post here…I am quite new to “The Blaze.” I have been both seriously shocked as well as uplifted by the comments that I’ve read here. First, as the wife of a pastor, let me say that I was appalled to read the position put forth by the out-going pastor, which was approved by a majority of the voting members of this church. I was also appalled that several members seemed to have abstained…thereby allowing such an unbiblical statement and position to stand.
The position taken by this church is, as previously stated, unbiblical…it is not consistent with the Word, nor the character, of God.
Don’t you all realize that Adam and Eve carried the All of the possible DNA possibilities of the HUMAN race? And Can did marry a woman produced by Adam and Eve…these folks lived for around 900 years so child bearing years meant something completely different back then. And sin hadn’t been around long enough to cause marriage within family to be corrupted and dangerous. The same thing had to happen after the flood too, right? There were literaly only 8 people on the earth to begin repopulation.
At the tower of Babel God scattered people and gave each group it’s own language – so different people groups moved to different places and, as they married in much smaller gene pools, these folks adapted to their home areas in different ways. However, everyone was still part of the same race…the human race.