Monday, November 24, 2008

E Harmony Shake Down

This one will get you angry. It underscores our homosexual adversaries will and their persistence. Gay groups believe that Obama's election will serve as their springboard to mainstreaming their radical agenda. Time will tell but vigilance is more than required right now.

Unfortunately, one of the good guys has taken a hit. E Harmony, the leader in quality online dating services has just been mugged by the "politically correct" mob and their homosexual allies.

You can read the story here.

Unfortunately, the cost of ongoing expensive litigation forced founder Neil Warren and his business to capitulate. I fear though that this capitulation will not satisfy the wolves. Emboldened, other pro-family, Christian companies may be targeted for similar treatment.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Virtual Affair Leads to a Real Divorce

You will have to read this one to believe it.

Scripture makes the point that its not only our actions which can be sinful, but what's in our hearts too (Matt. 5:27-28)....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Rising Tide Against Life

If President-elect Obama is to be taken at his word ( and time will tell if this is true), shortly after his inauguration, more unborn babies will die. Abortionists are crowing about Obama's pledge to refund international abortions using your tax dollars. President Bush ended this practice shortly after his election in 2000. Now its back. Additionally, Obama's congressional allies are poised to send him the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). This new law would gut current state laws that regulate abortions. This law would permit abortion on demand up until the due date and would use your tax dollars to fund it.

This is an unfortunate consequence (one of many we fear) of electing a leader who does not value unborn life.

We believe that this decision demands a robust response from all people who value the God-given gift of life.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

California Homosexual Activists Challenge Marriage Ban

No surprises here. Page one in the homosexual activists playbook is to use sympathetic courts to gain their wishes...Keep in mind that they cannot win at the ballot box...Note the ominous comment at the bottom of the story about how the California Supreme Court has elevated sexual orientation into a protected class like gender, rac, etc.

Keep praying.

Gay rights backers file 3 lawsuits challenging Prop. 8

Lawyers for same-sex couples argue that the anti-gay marriage measure is an illegal constitutional revision. Backers of the measure attack the suits.

By Maura Dolan and Tami Abdollah November 6, 2008. Los Angeles Times

Reporting from San Francisco and Los Angeles -- After losing at the polls, gay rights supporters filed three lawsuits Wednesday asking the California Supreme Court to overturn Proposition 8, an effort the measure's supporters called an attempt to subvert the will of voters."If they want to legalize gay marriage, what they should do is bring an initiative themselves and ask the people to approve it," said Frank Schubert, co-chairman of the Proposition 8 campaign. "But they don't. They go behind the people's back to the courts and try and force an agenda on the rest of society."

Lawyers for same-sex couples argued that the anti-gay-marriage measure was an illegal constitutional revision -- not a more limited amendment, as backers maintained -- because it fundamentally altered the guarantee of equal protection. A constitutional revision, unlike an amendment, must be approved by the Legislature before going to voters.The state high court has twice before struck down ballot measures as illegal constitutional revisions, but those initiatives involved "a broader scope of changes," said former California Supreme Court Justice Joseph Grodin, who publicly opposed Proposition 8 and was part of an earlier legal challenge to it. The court has suggested that a revision may be distinguished from an amendment by the breadth and the nature of the change, Grodin saidStill, Grodin said, he believes that the challenge has legal merit, though he declined to make any predictions. Santa Clara University law professor Gerald Uelmen called the case "a stretch."

UC Irvine Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky said his research found too little case law on constitutional revisions to predict how the state high court might resolve the question."There is very little law about what can be done by amendment as opposed to revision," he said.Jennifer Pizer, a staff lawyer for Lambda Legal, said the initiative met the test of a revision because it had far-reaching magnitude."The magnitude here is that you are effectively rendering equal protection a nullity if a simple majority can so easily carve an exception into it," she said. "Equal protection is supposed to prevent the targeting and subjugation of a minority group by a simple majority vote."Glen Lavy, an attorney for the Proposition 8 campaign, called the lawsuits "frivolous" and "a brazen attempt to gut the democratic process."The first action was filed by the ACLU, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Lambda Legal. Santa Clara County and the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles also sued, and Los Angeles lawyer Gloria Allred filed a third suit on behalf of a married lesbian couple.All the lawsuits cited the constitutional revision argument, and two of them asked the court to block Proposition 8 from taking effect while the legal cases were pending."The court must hold that California may not issue licenses to non-gay couples because if it does it would be violating the equal protection clause," Allred said at a news conference.A California Supreme Court spokeswoman said the court would act "as quickly as possible" on the challenges.Other lawsuits could follow, but gay rights groups have called on supporters not to file cases in federal court. They fear that a loss at the U.S. Supreme Court could set back the marriage movement decades."We think it is early to go into federal court and ask federal courts to say we have a federal right to marry," Pizer said.In addition to going to court, gay rights advocates sought to assure about 18,000 same-sex couples that their marriages will remain valid.The groups cited comments by Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown, who has said the initiative was not retroactive. If the marriages are challenged in court, that case too would go to the California Supreme Court. Experts differ on whether the law would protect the marriages.The California Supreme Court voted 4 to 3 on May 15 that a state ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The ruling also elevated sexual orientation to the constitutional status of race and gender, an elevation that provides strong legal protection from discrimination.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Good News from California!

There are a few bright spots nationally after Tuesday's election.

One is in California where voters passed Proposition 8, banning homosexual marriages and overturning an earlier decision by the California State Supreme Court.

Here's the story.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Voting for Your Family

Its the economy, stupid? Yes, but sadly so. Unfortunately, many Americans pay little attention unless something takes a bite out of their wallet.

This election will have consequences for the glue of our culture. While economics are important, vital issues like life, marriage, euthanasia, stem cell research, religious freedom, etc., will be shaped by the presidential winner. Their philosophies in these areas and their appointment of judges will set a course for America's culture for the next decade or more.

Where do McCain and Obama land on these issues? Here are our predictions.

1- Judges. The next president will likely appoint two if not three U.S. Supreme Court Justices plus scores of lesser judges. Their decisions on key issues will impact this country for 50-100 years. Obama will appoint leftist activist jurists, who will find and uphold rights expanding abortion on demand, homosexual marriage and hate crimes. Additionally, Obama appointees will rule with the view that the Constitution is a living document, easily changed by the issues of the time. McCain appointees will be more akin to Chief Justice John Roberts; generally conservative and religiously sensitive. His appointees will lean more towards strict interpretation of the Constitution versus activist jurists that Obama would appoint. Obama, as most liberals, sees the court as a prime tool to enact social change. McCain sees the court as protectors of tradition and conservative values.

2- Marriage. The definition of marriage battle continues to rage nation-wide. The good news for pro-marriage supporters is that the traditional definition of marriage is winning in most states. Unfortunately though, the ultimate firewall failed-Congress during the Bush year's was unable to ignite a U.S. Constitutional Amendment. McCain has always supported traditional marriage. However, he is not a supporter of a U.S. Constitutional Amendment, deferring that decision to the states. Obama, on the other hand, wants it both ways-support homosexual marriage and traditional marriage. Oil and water don't mix though. McCain will be supportive of citizen-led attempts to strengthen traditional marriage and to push back alternative relationships. An Obama presidency will mean an uphill fight for pro-marriage forces.

3-Life. There is a stark difference on this issue. Simply, Obama sports one of the most radical abortion records in Congress. McCain has been reliably pro-life. Factoid: More babies will die under an Obama presidency while more will live under McCain. Obama has also announced that his first act will be to sign FOCA, the Freedom of Choice Act, which will sweep away many current state regulations which regulate abortion practices.

4-Religion in the public square. Obama and his secularist allies will work to expunge and marginalize conservative Christians from the public square. These believers will be seen as too radical, intolerant, bigoted and judgemental. On the other hand, McCain will likely continue the federal government's growing partnership of faith based initiatives, started by President Bush.

The soul of America will be shaped by our vote. What will America decide?