Archive for the ‘conscience’ Category

In what must be his best column ever, Matt Barber explains this kindly — but without pulling punches — to “gays” looking for Bible-believing Christians to entrap. If they would just patronize companies that support their cause — and there are many — this would not even be an issue. But the truth is it’s not cake the activists want, but submission.

“THIS IS NOTHING NEW. WE CHRISTIANS HAVE BEEN INFURIATING PAGANS BY REFUSING TO BEND ON TRUTH FOR OVER 2,000 YEARS.” – Matt Barber, WND

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I HAVE SEEN FAR TOO MUCH DESPAIR AND DEFEATISM, TOO MANY COMMENTS THAT SUGGEST THERE IS NO HOPE FOR AMERICA AND THE ONLY THING LEFT TO DO IS POUR A GLASS OF WINE AND WATCH THE SUN GO DOWN. But those comments testify to how sheltered Americans are from the struggles against tyranny around the world.

Eight years of Obama is bad, but try sixty-nine years of Communism on for size. That’s what generations of Russians had to live through. Ask some of the conservative activists in Europe who have never had any of the freedoms that we still take for granted whether they’ve given up hope. Ask people from countries where criticism of Islam can mean death, whether they’ve given up hope.

There are countless tales of courage over the last century of men and women who did not stop fighting, who did not stop teaching their children so that they would not stop resisting. And those stories have not ended. They continue today in Europe, Asia and South America. And those people would envy the conditions under which we fight, where we can protest without being shot or sent to prison, where we can have a shot at winning elections if we try hard enough.

Where we are, compared to 100 percent of the rest of the world, still free. – Daniel Greenfield, Sultan Knish (more…)

THIS IS HOW IT BEGINS.

Remember what pastor Martin Niemöller said about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis’ rise to power?

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Socialist.

“Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a trade unionist.

“Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew.

“Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.” – Joseph Farah, WND (more…)

“Here I stand. I can do nothing else.” – Martin Luther, 1521
“God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1937
“Come and get me if you must, Mr. President. I will not bow before your wicked regulation.” – James Dobson, 2014
“I am a Christian, and I will remain a Christian.” – Meriam Ibrahim, 2014 (on being sentenced to death in January)

AFTER ESCAPING a brutal death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, this woman will get an entirely new start. – Billy Hollowell, The Blaze (more…)

“WHERE YOUR DESIRE, intense though it may be, for me to employ you despite your antagonistic values system, pay for your abortion, or host, photograph or otherwise bake a rainbow cake for your faux ‘wedding,’ comes into conflict with my absolute right to religious liberty, the result is a forgone conclusion. I win, you lose. … We have seen and will continue to see an exponential increase in Christian business owners refusing to violate God’s commands by complying with unconstitutional, immoral and unjust government dictates. For 2,000 years, whenever such conflicts have arisen, Christians have placed the laws of God above the laws of man. … What makes you think we’re about to change now?” – Matt Barber, WND (more…)

Or, as Dr. James Dobson recently put it on being required to violate his conscience on a related matter: “So come and get me if you must, Mr. President. I will not bow before your wicked regulation.”

I have no words.

“If we displace a few caribou to build a pipeline, or disadvantage a couple of dolphins to drill for oil, the public outrage cannot be contained. The cries of injustice and eco-treason can be heard across the land. But using the corpses of dead kids like firewood? Well, that’s just a practical cost-saving measure, now isn’t it?

“God help us.” – Matt Walsh, The Matt Walsh Blog (more…)

The importance of this court decision cannot be overestimated. If he had lost, he said, he would shut down his ministry rather than pay the fine. And if that could be done to a luminary like Dobson, it could be done to every last one of us.

“NEVER BEFORE has a citizen been required by a chief executive to take the life of another.” – Dr. James Dobson – Bob Unruh, WND (more…)