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The Twisted World of Oprah and Friends

Posted by wordforit on April 12, 2008

Sources: OmegaLetter

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If you haven’t heard of “A Course in Miracles” or the proposed “Peace Alliance”, then please pay attention. “New Age” queen Oprah Winfrey is promoting both, and it seems that what Oprah wants she gets due to her financial status and her loyal fans.

Starting January 1, 2008, she began a daily feature on XM Satellite Radio featuring “A Course in Miracles”-one lesson a day. And also, this year, she will have her own television network.

Marianne Williamson has picked up and run with the “Miracles” course, which was channeled to a woman back in the 1960s. In 1965, Helen Schucman heard an “inner voice” saying, “This is a course in miracles-please take note.” For seven years, she took spiritual dictation from a demon who said he was “Jesus”. “A Course in Miracles” has now become the “New Age” bible.

Here are a few statements from the course:

* There is no sin.

* The journey to the cross should be the last “useless journey”.

* Do not make the pathetic error of “clinging to the old rugged cross.”

* The Name of “Jesus” is just symbolic of all the gods to which you pray.

* The recognition of God is the recognition of yourself.

* The “atonement” is the final lesson man needs to learn, for it teaches him that, never having sinned, he has no need of salvation.

This should come as no surprise in these latter days as the Bible is clear that some will not give heed to sound doctrine but rather listen to the doctrine of demons (II Tim. 4:3,4).

But the story of Oprah’s and Williamson’s push for all things unusual and unrighteous does not stop here. Williamson is trying to get a Cabinet level seat as a part of the “Peace Alliance” push by the two women. Check out the U.S. Department of Peace website.

Think about what the Bible has to say about peace apart from the Prince of Peace. It says it will be a futile effort and even bring destruction (I Thess. 5:3). The Antichrist will play off of peace, but Daniel says “by peace he shall destroy many” (Dan. 8:25). Yet Oprah and friends believe this “Peace Alliance” will usher in an era of global peace founded on “New Age” spirituality. They refer to it as a “civil rights movement of the soul.”

We live in strange and deceptive times so to sharpen your discernment, visit our “Spiritual Deception” category at the Web site. As believers, let us thank God for the real course in miracles. It’s called the Bible.

Radio Note: Warren Smith is one of the best expounders on these issues for when he was a “New Ager,” he was caught up in such things, particularly “A Course in Miracles.” Hear my hour with him on “Radio Archives” for February 2, 2008, hour one. He outlines his story in his book, “From the New Age to Amazing Grace” available in my print newsletter and soon on my Web site.

(Jan is the founder of Olive Tree Ministries. To learn more, get her free print newsletter and e-alerts, or to hear archived radio programming, visit her Web site, http://www.olivetreeviews.org/.)

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Homosex in a Public Park Near You/ 16 Known Public Spots Where Men Solicit Sex

Posted by wordforit on March 26, 2008

Two articles worthy of consideration. . . more of what we can expect to be confronted with in our daily lives. Please read these, especially if you have children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors with kids, kids in your town, if you were ever a kid—you get what I mean!!

There are many aspects void of common sense, much less common decency, when people want to flaunt their debauchery in front of the world (e.g., engage in sexual intercourse in public parks—legally).

I remember an interview from several years ago in which a murderer calmly explained that after the first murder, the rest become “easier and kind of necessary”. Does that speak to human nature in general? Once that first step is taken, the conscience is a step further from guilt pangs and the demons rage to be fed? 

1Timothy 4:1-2~ Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 

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Homosex in a public park near you

By Olivia St. John

WorldNetDaily

Good news for homosexuals in Amsterdam: Starting this summer, you will be able to indulge your sexual lusts in the open in the city’s favorite park without fear of arrest or persecution.

Bad news for dog owners in Amsterdam: You will be fined if your dog is unleashed in that same park.

According to the online version of the Daily Telegraph, Dutch council officials will permit gay sex in public areas, but fine dog owners who let their pets off the leash in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark. Alderman Paul van Grieken says homosexual sex in public “causes little bother for others and for a certain group actually means much pleasure.” In fact, the Dutch police are encouraging all Dutch parks to follow Amsterdam’s lead.

Four thousand miles away in the heart of the Bible Belt, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission stated that they are “powerless” to address the five-year-old problem of homosexuals engaging in and soliciting for sex in a state park enjoyed by families. Due to “lack of full-time enforcement,” the best the commission can do is to cordon off the existing parking area and create a new parking area, trail and animal observation platform, funded by North Carolina taxpayers and the Audubon society.

Last year, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mayor Jim Naugle faced demands for his resignation when, according to LifeSiteNews.com, he “committed to cleaning up the problem of male sex taking place in [Fort Lauderdale’s main] children’s park public washrooms.” He’s been accused of “hate-speech” and being “homophobic” and “bigoted.”

These three examples surely beg the question: Do homosexual rights supersede the rights of the public? Is law enforcement helpless as homosexuals shout, “We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it”?

Perhaps transsexual sex in public parks is next. Lesbian activist and attorney Jennifer Levi recently asserted in the pro-homosexual newspaper Bay Windows that “… the need to end discrimination against the transgender community outweighs discomfort that others might have when sharing facilities with them.”

In other words, if you’re a woman and you feel unsafe when a man walks into a female public restroom, or if you feel repulsed seeing two men having sex while you’re walking with your children through a park, the homosexual message is: Get over it.

Why are locations close to innocent children so favored and fought for by many homosexuals? They want sex in parks near playgrounds and library restrooms, both without threat of arrest. It’s a homosexual’s dream to be an adult in the Boy Scouts. The real joy comes from discussing details of sexual mechanics in public school classrooms.

Is society as a whole being manipulated by the homosexual movement the same way a parent is manipulated when a pedophile is closing in on a child? Pedophiles work to gain the trust of parents, while simultaneously trying to arouse a child’s interest in sex.

Dr. Gene Abel, medical director of the Behavioral Medicine Institute of Atlanta, compared groups of self-confessed homosexual and heterosexual molesters. A sampling of molestation rates indicated that the homosexuals averaged molesting 150 children each, while the heterosexuals molested 19.8 victims each.

To be sure, reaching out to people with sexual addictions, whether they be heterosexual, homosexual, or other variants, is a noble cause. Many Christians extend compassion to those struggling with sexual disorders. Many former homosexuals have finally found peace. These are not people to hate, but people to be concerned for.

But in the midst of all this, the reality is that children are at serious risk as the homosexual agenda proliferates in our nation’s public schools and continues invading our public space. The homosexual movement does not view moral people as friends, but our children are strongly desired, and they represent a hub around which the homosexual movement spins.

A 24-page booklet titled “Just the Facts about Sexual Orientation and Youth” is slated for distribution in all 16,000 school districts in the country. Candi Cushman, education analyst for Focus on the Family Action, states that the material “communicates that religious-based viewpoints are harmful, and even dangerous.”

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly captured the essence of the homosexual movement’s goal when Media Matters for America reported his protesting “the San Diego Padres’ decision to host a gay pride night and a children’s hat giveaway promotion” during a baseball game. O’Reilly said that “thousands of gay adults showed up and commingled with straight families.” He insisted that “clear-thinking people understand it is completely out of context and inappropriate.”

Then O’Reilly solidly hit the ball out of the park when he said it is “insane” to “cluster” homosexuals and lesbians during an event for children under 12.

Are we helpless in protecting our kids? By no means.

We can start by removing our children from the public schools, which stand at the vanguard of teaching and normalizing the homosexual lifestyle. Check your child’s school library and sex-ed curriculum if you doubt that fact.

Cluster your kids around your table throughout the day and inculcate decency and values in their hearts. Home education researcher Dr. Brian Ray has an apt name for this healthy lifestyle: Parent-led home-based discipleship.

Those influenced by the “rulers of the darkness of this world” are doing their best to “call evil good and good evil” by using the public airwaves, public parks and public schools to push deviant sexual practices into the faces of our innocent children.

An entire generation is at risk.

Parents, what are you going to do about it?

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16 Known Public Spots where Men Solicit Sex

News 12 at 11, February 13, 2008

Just 10 days ago, deputies arrested 10 men for propositioning sex from undercover officers; 8 at Pendleton King Park, 2 more at Lake Olmstead.

Turns out, that was just the tip of the iceberg.

In a News 12 exclusive investigation, Lynnsey Gardner found there are 16 well known public places men are soliciting sex and only she has the information the sheriff’s office is using to try to stop it.

The Sheriff’s Office promises another sting soon to break up what they call dangerous behavior that is a threat to the public.

Augusta’s riverwalk is a downtown staple and tourist favorite, and it has also become a playground for men soliciting sex from other men.

Sgt. Richard Elim, a RCSO Vice Investigator, “We’re not talking about someone who is trying to get someone’s phone number or something like that, we’re talking about someone trying to engage in a sexual encounter in public.”

Information obtained by news 12 and confirmed by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office tells of 16 local public places where men say they engage in open sexual activity.

It’s called cruising..and men even document the best ways to meet, including when and exactly where to go. At the riverwalk, a park bench on the lower level is suggested; evenings and early mornings, considered the best times to find someone.

“This is kind of surprising. There’s a better way to do it than that.” Father Ricky Duhart brings his three kids here every week. He says he had no idea their playground was also enjoyed in other ways — illegally. “It will make me more aware where i take my kids and be aware of my surroundings.”

And Riverwalk is not alone. “Various stores, libraries, book stores,” explains Sgt. Elim.

Borders at Augusta Exchange and Books-A-Million on Washington road to be exact. The men’s bathroom here at the Georgia Welcome Center on I-20 is included, the back two stalls considered the best location once inside. Also mentioned, bathrooms at the Augusta mall, inside the Home Depot on Bobby Jones, even the Medical College of Georgia Library.

Out of the 16 hot spots on the list, one of the newly added ones is the Pilot Gas Station bathroom at Riverwatch and I-20. It’s so new, yet it’s already the most popular.

“It’s unsafe behavior. One person engaging in these behavior could be robbed, they could catch a sexual transmitted disease or they could be hurt.” explains Sgt. Elim.

So what can we expect?? More stings like the ones at Pendleton King Park. More than 30 men were arrested there in 2004, eight more just this year.

And Sgt. Elim says all 16 places are now under the watchful eye of the Sheriff’s Office, “If they come back to these areas, we’re going to come back to these areas and we’re going to do as many of these operations we need to do to make our public feel safe.”

News 12 did ask all of the above businesses for comment, but were denied by all of them; most citing a corporate policy that did not allow them to speak to the media.

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Romans 1: 28-32~ And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

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“George Washington: Who is that?” EduKshun Item

Posted by wordforit on March 25, 2008

Source: NewsByUs (not news bias)

by Chuck Baldwin

A recent USA Today report confirmed what most of us already knew: America has lost touch with its history. The story ran on February 26, 2008 and begins by saying, “Big Brother. McCarthyism. The patience of Job.” [links below—WfI]

“Don’t count on your typical teenager to nod knowingly the next time you drop a reference to any of these. A study out today finds that about half of 17-year-olds can’t identify the books or historical events associated with them.

“Twenty-five years after the federal report A Nation At Risk challenged U.S. public schools to raise the quality of education, the study finds high schoolers still lack important historical and cultural underpinnings of ‘a complete education.'”

This report only touches the tip of the iceberg. The fact is, the current generation of Americans is more “historically challenged” than any previous generation. The public education system has all but eradicated a healthy knowledge and respect for American history. I believe the indifference of public education to our great history is deliberate and intentional.

Not only is true American history not being taught, what is being taught is mostly a distortion of our history. For example, virtually every child in America can quickly identify Martin Luther King, Jr., as the father of the civil rights movement, but many, if not most, cannot identify George Washington as the Father of Our Country. Fewer still know that James Madison was The Father of the U.S. Constitution or that Sam Adams was the Father of the American Revolution. School children are indoctrinated in political-correctness, but are taught nothing of the fundamental principles of liberty upon which America was founded.

By contrast, when I attended a public elementary school back in the 1960s, I well remember reading copious volumes on America’s Founding Fathers. In fact, I recall that our required reading included documents such as Washington’s Farewell Address. On the whole, however, today’s public school children do not even recognize names such as Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, or Alexander Hamilton.

Beyond that, about the only references that are given about America’s founders are insults, criticisms, and downright slander. Our Founding Fathers are referred to as racists, homophobes, extremists, etc. Even the faith of America’s founders is mostly impugned in modern public education. Their deep reverence for God and the Bible is either totally ignored or, just as often, ridiculed. Hardly ever will a child learn that our nation’s founders were mostly (by a vast margin) Christians. If there is any reference at all to their faith, they are simply called “Deists,” (a belief-system which can be honestly applied to only a couple of founders).

Without an understanding of our Christian history and heritage, however, people cannot possibly comprehend the principles that galvanized Colonial America and glued this republic together. Without at least a rudimentary understanding of Natural Law, one cannot possibly comprehend–much less appreciate–America’s Declaration of Independence, our war for independence, or the Bill of Rights.

Is it any wonder, then, that our country seems to lack both a rudder and a compass? Is it any wonder that multiculturalism is in the process of tearing our country apart? If things continue as they are currently going, these United States of America will soon become a regionalized, hemispheric, borderless state, without distinction or recognition. A nation without a history is a nation without a future.

In the meantime, it is not surprising that so many American families are completely bypassing the public education system and choosing to homeschool their children. Others are sending their children to private, Christian, or parochial schools, because public schools have become little more than massively-expensive incubators of violence, teen pregnancy, illiteracy, and anti-America propaganda. And that goes for many of our institutions of higher learning as well.

Add to a public education system that already reeks of failure the unbelievable situation in California, where the promotion of homosexuality is part of the curriculum and where homeschool parents are being threatened with criminal prosecution. It is perfectly understandable why an organized effort is underway in The Golden State called California Exodus 2008, which encourages and assists parents in removing their children from the public schools.

See the Exodus Mandate website at
http://www.exodusmandate.org/

This is also the reason why my staff and I worked so hard to put together The Freedom Documents, a compilation of 50 of our country’s great historical documents in one volume, under one title. The next printing of The Freedom Documents will be in June, 2008, but we do have a special early printing of some 30 copies of The Freedom Documents currently on hand, which may be purchased now. Or, readers may also reserve their copies of The Freedom Documents for the June printing now.

To order or reserve Freedom Documents, go here:
http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/products.html

If we do not have a serious and concerted effort to restore knowledge and respect for America’s history quickly, this once-great land of liberty will not long survive. I applaud the efforts of many who are desperately trying to resurrect a hunger and thirst for American history. Unfortunately, in order to succeed at our task, we are competing against a heavily financed (by our own tax dollars) public education monstrosity that seeks to bury our history in the graveyard of irrelevance. We must not let that happen.

If you still have children at home, make reading and studying American history a high priority. Beyond that, prayerfully consider moving your children out of the public school system. Most communities have networks of homeschooling parents that can answer questions regarding the homeschool alternative. And, of course, most communities have a few–or in some cases many–private and/or Christian schools nearby.

If we rely on the public school system, the mainstream media, the entertainment industry, or even most churches to help teach America’s great history and heritage to our children, they will not learn it. And what they do learn will be nothing short of anti-America propaganda.

If our children are going to learn American history, they are going to learn it from their parents and grandparents.

So, Mom and Dad, what are you waiting for? Get busy!

(c) Chuck Baldwin

This column is archived at http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/c2008/cbarchive_20080318.html

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Links open in new windows—enjoy!

WfI

Big Brother

McCarthyism

Patience of Job (page down)

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