Friday, July 3, 2015

Only a Matter of Time...

***We knew this was coming. Get into a discussion with a liberal and they will roll their eyes and get all condescending, saying the Supreme Court ruling won't affect non-gay people. We all know better than that, don't we? After all, Sweet Cakes by Melissa has been fined $135,000 for "mentally raping" those poor lesbians, who apparently had nowhere else to go to have their wedding cake done.  Never mind religious liberty, freedom of speech, or any of that other constitutional stuff. Christians must be made to pay for sticking to their beliefs. Now there's a survey that says 26% of people think ministers should be forced to perform gay weddings. The liberal brainwashing has been pretty successful, with of course the more than willing press to help it along.



A new survey conducted in the wake of the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage last Friday found that 19 percent — or one in five Americans — believe that “religious institutions or clergy should be required to perform same-sex marriages.”
More specifically, 26 percent of Americans under the age of 40 believe that churches and clergy should be forced to preside over gay nuptials.
The survey, conducted by the Barna Group, a polling firm that studies religion, also found that 94 percent of evangelicals oppose legalization of same-sex marriage, with only 2 percent expressing support for the measure. Meanwhile, 86 percent believe that the decision will have a negative impact on American society, with just 10 percent saying that they believe offering marriage rights is morally acceptable.
 
Christianity is most definitely under fire. I firmly believe that Christianity is the ultimate target of the Left.

Here's more proof: Government aims to strip churches of their tax exempt status. Christian universities will be next.

***It's a good time to keep this in mind:

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

2 Tim. 4:1-8

 ***Draft Joe Biden effort underway for 2016. It's just as amazing that there are people who want this buffoon as President as there are people who want such a corrupt, vile person as Hillary in the White House. I'll never understand that thinking. 

***NASCAR asks fans not to fly Confederate flag. I hope they all buy one and hold them high. This is getting ridiculous.


NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.
The facilities vowed to have the most "welcoming environments in all of sports and entertainment."
The statement was signed by International Speedway Corp. and Speedway Motorsports Inc. — which own most of the tracks in the Sprint Cup Series, stretching from Florida to New York to California — as well as 30 specific tracks. It also includes independent tracks such as Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, Pocono Raceway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
"We are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events," the statement read. "This will include the request to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at our facilities and NASCAR events."

Apparently, that "inclusion" does not apply to those who recognize the Confederate flag as part of American history.

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whoa dude


***They keep touting the jobs numbers, but they always leave out some inconvenient truths:

The new unemployment rate announced this morning was 5.3 percent, down from 5.5 percent last month. The AP story is here; the Bloomberg story is here. The economy is said to have added 223,000 jobs last month, but the decline in the unemployment rate is, as usual deceiving. The decline in the unemployment rate reflects the continuing decline in the labor participation rate: “The participation rate, which indicates the share of the working-age people in the labor force, [fell] to 62.6 percent, the lowest since October 1977, from 62.9 percent” (Bloomberg). “The result is that the proportion of Americans working or looking for work fell to a 38-year low” (AP). Thirty-eight years takes us back to 1977, the unhappy dawn of the Age of Carter.

***15 Things You Didn't Know About Disney Princesses

1. There are many princesses in Disney movies, but Disney itself only recognizes some of them in its official lineup.

Listed here, the official roster includes: Snow White, Mulan, Aurora, Belle, Tiana, Rapunzel, Ariel, Cinderella, Jasmine, Pocahontas, and Merida. There are rumors that Anna and Elsa from Frozen will be inducted into the official lineup soon.

2. Walt Disney planned a sequel for Snow White called Snow White Returns, but it never made it into production.

Imagine how awesome it would have been for Snow White to come back and show the Evil Queen who was boss, without needing to hide away in the woods waiting for someone to rescue her!

3. Pocahontas is the only princess based on a real person.

The real Pocahontas was born in the late 1500s.

4. When The Little Mermaid was released in 1989, Ariel became the first Disney princess in 30 years.

The last princess before that was Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, which was released in 1959. It was about time for a sassy, red-headed princess!


More at the link! Kinda fun.

***4th of July party ideas. We're having a party tomorrow evening, but it's going to be a small group this year. We live in a cul-de-sac, and have invited our neighbors to join us. Really looking forward to it, but I must admit I'm not ready. It has been such a busy week. It's going to be a simple party!

I like this idea, a bandanna banner (say that 3 times quickly!).

fourth of july bandana bunting


***Fascinating facts about the Founding Fathers:

Thomas Jefferson died broke. Before his death, Jefferson was able to alleviate part of his financial problems by accepting $25,000 for his books from Congress. Those books were used to begin the Library of Congress. Friends even tried to organize a lottery to sell part of his land to help, but it was not enough.
When Jefferson died, he left “my gold mounted walking staff of animal horn as a token of cordial and affectionate friendship” to James Madison. Jefferson’s epitaph read: “Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, of the statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and the father of the University of Virginia.” It didn’t include “President of the United States”!
John Adams was the only president to be the father of a future president (John Quincy Adams) until George W. Bush became president in 2000, making George Bush Sr. the second president to have a son also be a president.
Thomas Jefferson sometimes spent $50 a day (about $977 today) for groceries because of his lavish entertaining. The wine bill for the eight years he served as president was $11,000 (about $215,000 today!). He was also the first President to grow tomatoes in North America.
John Adams died on July 4, 1826, at the age of 90 years, 247 days. He had the longest marriage of any ex-president. He and Abigail were married on October 25, 1764, and the marriage lasted 54 years (his wife died in 1818).

Lots more at the link.

***                             For Me???

funny raccoon image Oh, You Shouldn't Have!


***The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker

***Have a great day!
 
A new survey conducted in the wake of the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage last Friday found that 19 percent — or one in five Americans — believe that “religious institutions or clergy should be required to perform same-sex marriages.”
More specifically, 26 percent of Americans under the age of 40 believe that churches and clergy should be forced to preside over gay nuptials.
The survey, conducted by the Barna Group, a polling firm that studies religion, also found that 94 percent of evangelicals oppose legalization of same-sex marriage, with only 2 percent expressing support for the measure. Meanwhile, 86 percent believe that the decision will have a negative impact on American society, with just 10 percent saying that they believe offering marriage rights is morally acceptable.
- See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/state-force-clergy-perform-gay-weddings-105694/#sthash.2XYfBD4X.dpuf]
 
 
 
A new survey conducted in the wake of the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage last Friday found that 19 percent — or one in five Americans — believe that “religious institutions or clergy should be required to perform same-sex marriages.”
More specifically, 26 percent of Americans under the age of 40 believe that churches and clergy should be forced to preside over gay nuptials.
The survey, conducted by the Barna Group, a polling firm that studies religion, also found that 94 percent of evangelicals oppose legalization of same-sex marriage, with only 2 percent expressing support for the measure. Meanwhile, 86 percent believe that the decision will have a negative impact on American society, with just 10 percent saying that they believe offering marriage rights is morally acceptable.
- See more at: http://www.teaparty.org/state-force-clergy-perform-gay-weddings-105694/#sthash.2XYfBD4X.dpuf

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