Many of our readers continue to encourage our efforts with words
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denominational about me. I left it behind when I learned the truth.
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Kooky, Crackpot, Nutty
- The Nashville Tennessean, April 10, 1993, reported
some Methodist tomfoolery. Ray Waddel reported:
Easter is one big joke to Edgehill Methodist Church - in fact,
the ultimate prank, God's laugh at Satan's expense, so worshippers
will get silly in Jesus' name tomorrow ... Michael Russell, an
Edgehill member ... said, 'We'll have dancing, impromptu musical
instruments, a seven-member dance group from the church called
'The Seven Deadly Sins,' and a few people have been designated
to bring their best jokes to tell.'
- Whoopi Goldberg would surely approve such antics. Those who
think the proper pattern for worshipping God is found in the movie
Sister Act, instead of the book of Acts, will be delirious.
Maybe they can plan an incoherent and hysterical service next
year. It would surely get us away from "our sometimes stuffy
worship experiences." Do you reckon the baby boomers will
come? The stick-in-the-mud members who resist transition and change
will no doubt object. They object to everything. We can hear them
now still saying, "Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed
be thy name ... for thine is the honor, and power, and glory for
ever and ever. Amen."
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- David Horowitz reported in the January 1993 issue of The
No sooner had radical feminists grasped the revolutionary laurel,
however, than the hierarchy of the oppressed asserted itself within
the revolutionary ranks. Bisexual activists claimed a more revolutionary
status than comrades who were straight; lesbians rebelled, 'Heterosexual
sex,' complained a lesbian theorist (and former Trotskyite) 'is
a site for male dominance that Marx ignored . ... To establish
their primacy in the revolutionary pecking order, radicals came
up with a catchy slogan: Feminism is the theory, lesbianism is
the practice. Catherine MacKinnon turned this into academese:
'If feminism is the epistemology, ... lesbianism is the ontology.'
At the recent tenth anniversary conference of the National Council
for Research for Women, its feminist president cited the term
unwed mother as an example of 'androcentric' bias because
it presupposes that the norm is to be a wed mother.
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- In his authoritative history of the AIDS epidemic, author
Randy Shilts describes homosexual attitudes on the eve of the
Gay men were being washed by tide after tide of increasingly serious
infections. First it was syphilis and gonorrhea. Gay men made
up about 80 percent of the 70,000 annual patient visits to [San
Francisco's] VD clinics. Easy treatment had imbued them with such
a cavalier attitude toward venereal diseases that many gay men
saved their waiting-line numbers, like little tokens of desirability,
and the clinic was considered an easy place to pick up both a
shot and a date.
- Edmund White, co-author of The Joy of Gay Sex, proposed
that "gay men should wear their sexually transmitted diseases
like red badges of courage in a war against a sex-negative society."
Michael Callen, a gay youth present at the meeting, had already
had 3,000 sexual partners and was shortly to come down with AIDS.
He writes in his book, Surviving AIDS, that when he heard
White's triumphant defiance of nature's law, he thought: "Every
time I get the clap I'm striking a blow for the sexual revolution."
- Don Francis, the Center for Disease Control official in charge
of fighting the hepatitis B epidemic, said: "We didn't intervene
because we felt that it would be interfering with an alternative
- Horowitz reports:
In the early eighties, the AIDS epidemic was still confined to
three cities with large homosexual communities. Aggressive public
health methods might have prevented the epidemic's outward spread.
But every effort to take normal precautionary measures was thwarted
in turn by the political juggernaut the gay liberation movement
had managed to create. Under intense pressure from gay activists,
the director of public health of the City of San Francisco refused
to close bathhouses, maintaining that they were valuable centers
of 'education' about AIDS even though their only purpose was to
facilitate promiscuous sex.
- When officials tried to institute screening procedures for
the nation's blood banks and asked the gay community not to make
donations while the epidemic persisted, gay leaders opposed this
action as infringing on the "right" of homosexuals to
give blood. The result of these revolutionary attitudes was to
spread AIDS among hemophiliacs and some heterosexuals.
- Homosexuals are not nice people. They are sometimes vicious.
Is it any wonder that all responsible military leaders vigorously
oppose lifting the ban on homosexuals in the military? Parents
ought to insist that homosexuals not be invited to the public
school room to teach the children that queer behavior is normal
- even fun.
- Note: the term gay-bashing is often used by homosexual
advocates to include verbal abuse or just saying anything negative
about homosexuals or homosexuality. The Firm Foundation will
doubtless be accused of homophobia -- but we consider the source.
- Here are some sodomite organizations:
- NAMBLA (North American Man-Boy Love Association, who believe
that engaging in sex with children is a wonderful thing).
- NLGJA (National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. It
has 12 chapters and 600 members. Its purpose: to influence the
media to favor homosexuals).
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- Washington Watch says media bias has never been clearer
than in the coverage of abortion. The press has imposed a virtual
blackout on the horrible evidence of abortion's barbarism. The
dread daily toll can have numbing effect, but we are shocked,
jolted by the ghastly new late-tern technique called Dilation
and Extraction. Reported in cold-blooded detail by its "inventor,"
Martin Haskell, at a recent convention of the National Abortion
Federation, "D & X" involves stabbing the unborn
child at the base of the skull while still in the womb and sucking
out the brains with a catheter. This causes the skull to collapse
and makes the rest of the extraction easier.
- Family Research Council says,
The new administration has made it clear that it will attempt
to force taxpayers once again to pay for abortions. ... If President
Clinton has his way, those of us who believe abortion is the taking
of innocent human life will be forced to pay, with our hard earned
money, for what we abhor.
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World Council of Churches
- The February Reader's Digest details the World Council
of Churches' (WCC) involvement in revolution. The WCC, according
to the publication, which has scored the world ecumenical organization
before, was infiltrated by Marxists and had KGB operatives serving
in its highest councils before the fall of Communism. The line
taken by the WCC was often more orthodox Marxist and less often
orthodox Christian. The WCC experienced a loss of stature and
decreased funding following highly critical articles in Reader's
Digest in 1971 and 1982. This time, the world body's top brass
reacted before the issue hit the streets in an attempt to counteract
the bad publicity. Branding the story a distortion, the WCC called
it "old news."
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- The Spring, Texas, church announces the appointment of David
Brown to work with Al Brown in several important programs. The
two Browns will direct a Greater Houston Firm Foundation Lectureship
June 20-23, 1993. This will be an annual event.
- The Bybee Branch church, McMinnville, Tenn., will have its
annual Bible lectureship Aug. 4-8, 1993.
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