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08/14/2010 - James WhiteDespite the fact that they used a ten year old picture that continues to float about the Internet (but looks nothing like me any longer), you can go here for information on next weekend's God and Culture Conference in the Detroit area. I'm speaking three times, but there are others speaking as well, so plan on being with us! I'm looking forward to finding out if Paul Edwards speaks more slowly in the pulpit than he has to on the air!
The Amazing Hubris of the Ruling Class Judiciary
08/05/2010 - James WhiteIf you expected full disclosure and fairness from any of the media relating to yesterday's outrageous "let's call this judicial, but it is anything but" torrent of revolutionary cultural drivel from US District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, you need to wake up. How many of the reports you saw, read, or heard, noted this one little fact:
The announcement did not mention DuMont's sexual orientation, and the White House did not provide comment for this story. DuMont would only be the third known LGBT judge serving in the federal judiciary, which consists of more than 850 judgeships. The others are U.S. District Court Judge Deborah Batts, who was nominated for her judgeship in 1994 and sits in Manhattan, and U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, who sits in San Francisco and was not publicly known to be gay when nominated in 1989. [source]
Yes, folks, this "legal" decision was rendered by none other than a homosexual. That will help explain the wild-eyed demagoguery that flowed from his pen, now enshrined in the law of the land. Check out some of these amazing statements:
"Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples."
Exactly! That's because marriage has meaning, and what we are watching is the revolutionary re-definition of a term, an institution, and hence the culture that has always found its basis in that institution. Same-sex "couples" do not constitute a marriage anymore than one man and five women constitute a marriage or one woman and two dogs constitute a marriage. Marriage is one man, one woman, producing life and family. It's just that simple, and every person reading this knows that to be true.
Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.
Remember, this is a homosexual making this "finding." Of course, religious beliefs that relationships between 50 year old men and 8 year old boys are sinful "harm" those poor 50 year old pedophiles, too, so let's be consistent, shall we? We expect this kind of rhetoric from practicing homosexuals, but to see it being said as if it has something to do with meaningful law only tells us how degraded the judiciary has become.
Children do not need to be raised by a male parent and a female parent to be well-adjusted, and having both a male and a female parent does not increase the likelihood that a child will be well-adjusted.
That's why, of course, no one is really concerned about orphans or widows, right? Because, hey, your dad dies? No worries! Mom runs off? Won't change a thing! This kind of demagoguery under the guise of legal opinion should be resulting in a massive chorus of condemnation, but is that what you are seeing in the media? No, you are seeing rejoicing, not condemnation. One wonders if the men of Sodom ever sunk to this level---but remember, even after God struck them with physical blindness, they continued to look for the door in the depth of their depravity. Blindness is no hindrance to the continued practice of perversion and depravity.
The gender of a child’s parent is not a factor in the child’s adjustment. The sexual orientation of an individual does not determine whether that individual can be a good parent.
Remember, this is being presented as legal reasoning, when in reality, it is nothing but pro-homosexual rhetoric being repeated by a practitioner of that lifestyle. But nothing Walker said can eclipse this absurd, revolutionary statement:
Gender no longer forms an essential part of marriage; marriage under law is a union of equals.
Can you believe you are reading these words, not merely as the private opinion of a moral reprobate, a cultural revolutionary, but as the conclusions of a "judge" in the United States of America? How can someone not blush with shame at the utterance of such absurdities? He cannot even say these words without exposing his own fraudulent reasoning: "no longer" shines a bright light upon the man's revolutionary desire to fundamentally alter the culture of the United States. This kind of homosexual propaganda has no place in the legal system of a moral culture, but there it is.
Why do homosexuals feel the over-riding need to force the rest of us to accept their perversity as good and moral and acceptable? Why do they insist upon fundamentally altering the very structure of the family, abusing children by exposing them to such depravity and denying them proper parental role-models? The Scriptures tell us, plainly. Those who live in constant and willful rebellion against God are idolaters. They worship their own sin, and they want others to join them. But, they are made in the image of God, so they cannot avoid the constant effort it takes to suppress the knowledge of God, and silence the scream of conscience. This is why we see them standing on street corners displaying the most incredible levels of depravity all the while screaming at families, moms, dads, "normal" people, "Shame! Shame!" if they dare show disapproval toward their behavior. Just as their entire personhood has been twisted and turned from its created purpose, so their thinking, and behavior, is twisted and irrational.
If you were not praying that God would bring whole-hearted repentance (the only hope for a culture soaked in evil), you had better start now. Your kids, your grandkids, and every generation thereafter, will be facing the results of this kind of degradation of our nation. God bless America…with heart-felt, behavior changing, Spirit-borne repentance.
More on the Depravity of Western Culture
08/04/2010 - James WhiteIt's a packing day…headed to New York for a weekend of ministry. I look forward to seeing the saints there, and I hope and pray my efforts will be useful to their edification.
I almost wrote an article about the Proposition 8 case last night, but held off, knowing that it was most likely that a Federal Judge in San Francisco, of all places, would not uphold basic morality or a worldview that has any godliness to it. I wasn't disappointed, as the decision just came down. Of course, it will be appealed…to the 9th Circuit (oi vey), and then, obviously, to the Supreme Court. This is just one step in a long process of overthrowing our Christian heritage and setting our culture on an inevitable collision course with the wrath of a holy God. It will be hard to bear the rejoicing of the ungodly over this decision, but we should realize that we see the signs of the degradation of the West all around us.
I read with sadness this article last week. Once again the maxim that corrupt judges are part of God's wrath is seen with clarity. But what is more, these corrupt legal decisions flow from an even more corrupted cultural core, a core that seeks to express its hatred of the holiness of God, and especially His revealed law. The dogma of the West is now firmly opposed to any God-centered morality, and if you wish to possess the affirmation of the culture in the form of an educational degree, you need to bow to the supreme authority of the secular worldview, especially as it touches key elements, such as the moral goodness of homosexuality (in the perversity of this view). We have known for a long time that you cannot obtain the world's approbation for your work in certain fields of science without bowing to its holiest dogma (naturalistic materialism), and the same is becoming the case in other areas. These cases are becoming more and more frequent, and once legal precedent is established, we will need to have even more serious discussions concerning the role we must bear in nations and a culture under the judgment of God. Time to dust off that Old Testament and start looking at the "remnant" passages.