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Bald is a Hair Color
06/06/2009 - James WhiteThe mp4's of the University of Illinois debate with Dan Barker are being processed, and I was sent a short, 36 second clip or so. I share it here.
As Goes Europe, So Goes an Obedient, Servile USA
06/03/2009 - James WhiteDr. Tommy Wasserman just posted this on the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog:
I am almost too depressed to blog this, but today came an evaluation from the national board of higher education in Sweden (Högskoleverket) who practically announced a frontal assault on theological education in our country. Many institutions (including the three free standing seminaries, and even some of the large faculties like Lund university) were severely criticized for being too focused on Christianity, etc, etc. The board threatens to recommend the government to withdraw the rights to grant degrees, if the institutions do not change a lot of things (our seminary will loose even the right to grant a basic degree in theology, although most of our teachers are PhD's).As the Secular West crumbles in the face of advancing Islam and under its own decaying weight, it will feel less and less inhibited in expressing its inherent detestation of the Gospel, and those who would dare live in its light. Academia is already so deeply committed to the religion of Darwinian Materialism that it does not even pretend objectivity any longer. I have been saying for a number of years now that a major paradigm shift in Christian education is coming. The major, centralized seminaries had better be working on decentralization and identification with local, sound, mature bodies of believers, because the day is coming when Caesar is going to pull the plug on the Pell Grants and other Federal monies that have allowed them to indebt students to the tune of $50 and $60,000.00 for a single graduate degree. That money will be withdrawn if those schools remain faithful to the Scriptures and biblical teaching. If they have not seen the writing on the wall they will either have to capitulate to the State Religion and provide a commensurately mutational "Christianity" that meets Molech's approval, or close their doors and sell off their properties. The wise schools should now be decentralizing, getting "lean" and finding unique ways of utilizing modern technology to do high quality education that does not require bowing and scraping before the governmental altar. The love affair Christian scholarship has had with the world will eventually come to a sudden and bitter end, to be sure. And that is as it should be.
Many have found the whole evaluation process to be very biassed and characterized by prejudism. I don't think I can go into details, but some of the questions that were put to us were remarkable, and the very tone and atmosphere when one committee visited our institution was very unpleasant.
Western Culture Collapse Update
06/02/2009 - James White
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release June 1, 2009
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
LGBT Americans have made, and continue to make, great and lasting contributions that continue to strengthen the fabric of American society....
Due in no small part to the determination and dedication of the LGBT rights movement, more LGBT Americans are living their lives openly today than ever before. I am proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration. These individuals embody the best qualities we seek in public servants, and across my Administration -- in both the White House and the Federal agencies -- openly LGBT employees are doing their jobs with distinction and professionalism.
My Administration has partnered with the LGBT community to advance a wide range of initiatives. At the international level, I have joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. Here at home, I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans. These measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and Federal rights for LGBT couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights, and ending the existing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in a way that strengthens our Armed Forces and our national security....
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
June would be a good month to pray for repentance for all those trapped in sexual deviancy and in all those behaviors which destroy life and mar the image of God. It would be a good month to pray for repentance for the nation, and its leaders, who pander to such soul-destroying behaviors.
All around the world, women are denied their right to free, legal and safe abortions. Even in Europe, women are deprived of the control over their own bodies and the number and spacing of children. It is the everyday reality facing women in Ireland, Poland and Malta.
A cornerstone of the European Union is to work for gender equality and health.Therefore, women who lack the access to free, legal and safe abortions in the EU-countries such as Ireland, Malta and Poland, can no longer be ignored. The governments of these countries must be put under pressure.
It is time for the EU to secure the right to free, safe and legal abortions and render it a human right.
A human right...to murder unborn children. The twistedness of the thinking is stunning, and further evidence of the wrath of God coming upon the Secular West.