Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
Today's Educational System Described Nearly 500 Years Ago
04/24/2009 - James White
---John Calvin, Commentary on Genesis
More On the Death of Free Speech
04/22/2009 - James White
Last year I posted a blog article on the faux-marriage of Jennifer Kozumpli and Nicole Webber. These lesbians were pictured (one dressed as a man) holding an 18-month old girl, Sophie, which the caption identified as "their...daughter." I commented on how abusive it is to subject a child to such conditions, and how this again shows us how far our culture has descended into utter reprobation in its views.
You may recall that a while later I received a note demanding we take down the picture. I blogged the following at that time, and I note that the links are still active and accurate:
Back on June 30th I posted a short note regarding the abuse inherent in depriving a little child of a father and a mother that comes from "same sex unions." I made reference to a picture, posted on the Internet, in a major news source (MSNBC) as a glowing example of just how self-centered "same sex unions" have to be by nature. Here is the article I posted.
I was contacted by "jennifer kozumplik/nicole webber" (name provided on the contact page) and told to remove the image, found in the above linked article. I have done so pending my getting legal advice on the matter. You will find the image on the following websites, and something tells me "jennifer kozumplik/nicole webber" haven't contacted USA Today, MSNBC, etc., demanding that the picture be removed. As I have said many times, and as more and more people are discovering, homosexuals do not ask for equal rights: they want super-rights, including the ability to shut down all expression of belief that reminds them of the moral evil by which they have chosen to identify themselves. This is a glaring example. Note the use of this picture by such national online sources as MSNBC and USA Today. Google will provide you with lots of examples, such as this one.
The two individuals have likewise posted similar pictures on Facebook; even those without a Facebook account (such as yours truly) can see them.
Even Flickr has them as well.
I wonder if they wrote to The Ledger as well? That one even provides the very same image they have demanded I remove in a zoomable form.
Clearly, these two individuals are not camera shy, and they surely did not grant "rights" to all of these sources to post their pictures. No, the reason for this is clear: homosexuals use the cover of "tolerance" as a demand for "silence" on the part of those of us who still identify moral evil as moral evil. These individuals are glorying in their rebellion against God's moral law, and they are damaging not only themselves in their rebellion, but others too young to even understand what is being done to them. But they are intent upon making sure that no one reminds them of these facts that they know all too well.
I have been asking those "in the know," and since the picture is an AP picture, all one needs is an account with AP to post it. These individuals do not have the right to selectively determine which sites post the pictures and which do not---they lost that right when they allowed the pictures to be taken in the first place. But their demands cannot change the reality of their actions, and the actions of all of those rushing off to California so that they can pretend that marriage is a term humans get to define (instead of an institution God Himself ordained) before common sense returns to that state (Lord willing) in November. My original post only used their picture as an illustration of a general moral evil that is being promoted in our day. They are not alone in putting their own sexual desires before the good even of themselves, let alone of a little child. It is the very essence of homosexuality, and the very essence of man-centered Western culture.
So today I was informed that a laywer from AP had sent us a cease and desist order. So I've once again removed the picture, though, you can see it, repeatedly, if you so desire, even with zoom capabilities, at all the links posted above. For, as we all know, the only reason the AP came after us is that a complaint was filed with them.
Compare this zealous activity with that of YouTube/Google. I noted last week that someone had posted a disgusting, vile, clearly illegal and slanderous video in which they used my own video, but cobbled together words and phrases from other videos, so as to accuse me of gross immorality. I informed YouTube/Google of the video. Last I checked, it is still posted. When I complained, I was told it wasn't a copyright issue! So I asked to be directed toward the forms I needed to fill out on other grounds, and I did not even get a reply to the request.
Once again we see the elevation of a sexually-defined minority to the position of a protected group of elites based upon the society's fear of "offense" of these elites, while, concurrently, there is an ever lessening concern for a much larger minority group's rights, all due to the "political correctness" of the day. Somehow, long, long ago, these words were written:
"If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you..." (John 15:18)
Miss USA: Christians Need Not Apply
04/20/2009 - James White
The Moving Moral Landscape
04/11/2009 - James WhiteYou may have read Al Mohler's comments on the continuing efforts to overthrow the institution of marriage in the West, found here. The article ends with the question, "Do you not feel it too -- the moral landscape moving under our feet?" Surely the rapid decline of the West is disorienting, and there does seem to have been a tremendous acceleration over the past few years, and in particular, with the election of the new administration. Those who hate God's law have been greatly encouraged, to be sure. The next generation is thoroughly humanistic and naturalistic in its outlook, so far removed from grandparents and even recent history as to be safely insulated from any kind of moral direction or imperative.
Now, one can talk about all the myriad of "causes" of the degradation of Western Society for a very long time. There is much to be learned from how the forces of immorality and humanism have accomplished so much. But there is a simple fact that must be kept in mind: God blesses a nation with peace, prosperity and safety. He curbs the natural evil of men. But when God's wrath comes upon a people, He gives them over to their sin. He removes His hand of restraint, and what truly fills the hearts of men begins to be seen with clarity. He brings disaster upon the nation, some natural, some in the realm of its military (invasion, defeat), or especially its economy.
God's people are supposed to be clear in announcing God's wrath against sin---and it is truly troubling to consider how weak has been the church's announcement of God's judgment upon sin. Rare is the Christian leader who combines clarity of thought and reason with forceful, authoritative proclamation of divine truth. Sure, you'll find lots of hell-fire preachers who wouldn't know a worldview from a lug nut, but they are hardly going to be able to speak to a people intent upon rebellion. And those with the intellectual furniture to see the doom on the horizon (for humanism/naturalism destroys the very essence of the creature, man, that being his recognition of who he truly is as the creation of God) for some reason in our day are often fearful to speak with the authority that once marked the men of God. Instead of being empowered by the recognition of their standing under the Lordship of Christ, many fear the face of men and buy into the "well, you have to avoid offense" mindset. Creatures in rebellion against their Creator will be offended by the proclamation of their guilt. Attempting to avoid that kind of offense results in the kind of double-mindedness and obsequiousness we see in many of the most visible "evangelical" leaders in the media today.
Yes, I know I am saying that we need to be clear and open in proclaiming the judgment of God, yes, the wrath of God, against sin. Yes, I know, the media and Hollywood has a template all set up to use against us, the shallow-thinking religious zealot who is normally a glowing hypocrite to boot. This is nothing new. The true prophets of God in Israel often faced the wrath of the "majority" of even the "religious" of their day. Truth is rarely popular among the children of men. But we have no choice. This society is rushing headlong to destruction, and our job is to proclaim the reality of the cliff that is just around the corner. If we do not do what we are called to do, not only will we not honor our God and His commands, but the blood of those who run around the corner headlong into perdition and destruction will be required of us who sat by, afraid to be warners because we loved ourselves more than we loved God and our neighbors--the very ones we avoided "offending."