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Wednesday, October 29

a critical mistake to be made Nov. 4th?

ollowing is an excerpt from a poignant, extremely well-voiced article on the Witherspoon Institute's blog, Public Discourse: Ethics, Law, and the Common Good.

"Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to seek the office of President of the United States. He is the most extreme pro-abortion member of the United States Senate. Indeed, he is the most extreme pro-abortion legislator ever to serve in either house of the United States Congress.

Yet there are Catholics and Evangelicals-even self-identified pro-life Catholics and Evangelicals - who aggressively promote Obama's candidacy and even declare him the preferred candidate from the pro-life point of view.

What is going on here?"

(Read on...)

ibcarlos, Reformed thinker

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Saturday, October 11

keep Hope alive?!

-Set up low-income families with a false sense of security ("affordable housing")
-Stand idly by while their dreams get stripped away by Fundamental Economic Realities
-Watch the nation's economy spiral into deep recession as a result of such efforts
-Blame the outcome on the very ones who seek to clean up the mess
-Enrich your friends & yourself in the process

Is this a recipe for 'Hope'?



ibcarlos, Reformed thinker

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Thursday, October 2

No more 'Bride' & 'Groom'?!?!


rankly, I'm appalled.

Read below (from The Pacific Justice Institue's web site) and I trust you'll see precisely why:

What's in a name? A lot, according to the California Supreme Court, which recently decided that marriage must be made available to gay couples, and "civil unions" were inadequate. Now, a Northern California couple is going to court to preserve their legal status as "bride" and "groom," after the state rejected their marriage license.

Gideon Codding and Rachel Bird were recently married in Placer County, near Sacramento. Surprised by newly-revised state forms that now designate marriage applicants as "Party A" and "Party B," Gideon and Rachel jotted an explanatory "Groom" and "Bride" next to the party names. They were stunned when, weeks later, the form was returned to Pastor Doug Bird, who officiated at the ceremony. The County's letter states that the license "does not comply with California State registration laws" - even though the official forms in use just prior to the gay marriage ruling called the marrying couple "Bride" and "Groom." Because the County refused to process their form, the Coddings are not legally married and have been prevented from accessing the many benefits available to married couples...

Just. Plain. Asinine. (Read the rest of the story.)

ibcarlos, Reformed thinker

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when men take a B.A.T.H.

ere's some video of my good Friend Jesse Cook, as we take time out to celebrate his soon-coming man-child.

The way we men like ta do it: with guns.



Incidentally, as far as I know, the B.A.T.H. concept ("Barbeque At The House," or in this case, it was a Breakfast, due to a last-minute schedule change) was conceived by our good Friends, Jonathan & Katie Goodman (of The Master's Seminary).

ibcarlos, Reformed thinker

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