Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has said America is heading into a downward spiral, after taking a look at recent surveys pointing out the beliefs of the 20-somethings age group. The creationist blamed the belief in evolution for undermining the Bible.
"As part of the America's Research Group research, we wanted to gauge the spiritual state of the general population. When you specifically consider the 20 somethings (ages 20–29), you can get a glimpse of what the 'new America' will be if this culture continues on the same downward spiral," Ham wrote in an AiG blog on Monday, commenting on the major Pew Research Study on America's changing religious landscape released in May, and further studies AiG has requested.
"As Scripture reveals, it can take only one generation to lose a culture. Today, we certainly witness the loss of the once predominantly Christianized worldview in our society. The detailed research we conducted through ARG (and which confirms studies by other groups) makes it very clear that the beliefs of the 20s age group have created a tipping point in the culture," he added. more >>
President Obama told the BBC he's "stymied" because he's not gotten his way regarding gun control --yet. So, apparently we should just relinquish our guns during a Second Amendment burning ceremony on the National Lawn. Obama's upset more Americans don't agree with his definition of "common sense" gun control. If Pew Research is correct, a majority of us lean more toward LTC Allen West's "index finger" definition whereby individuals should be trusted to call the shots. Pew says the majority of Americans still support gun rights.
Nevertheless, we should submissively fall in line, believing the government will protect us. And crazy people who prey on the innocent in gun free zones like schools, theaters, churches and military facilities will voluntarily lay down their arms, too. Sure. Of course, we have no reason to protect ourselves from ISIS, although according to the FBI, ISIS-connected young Muslim men are radicalized in all 50 states. Nor would we ever need to protect ourselves against a tyrannical government like those crazy old white men, America's Founders, wrote about in the Constitution.
Oh, and we're supposed to believe Obama really wants gun control legislation to be passed the "old-fashioned" way, with Congress making laws, when he's already cranking out executive orders like a Chinese sweatshop? more >>
Last Thursday Alaska Governor Bill Walker announced that he would use his executive authority to expand Alaska's state Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act. Walker's proposal would extend Medicaid eligibility to all Alaskans earning less than 133 percent of the poverty line. Walker reported that he sent a letter to the Alaska legislature's Budget and Audit Committee, giving legislators the required 45-day notice of his plan. The committee can make recommendations, but Walker said he has legal authority to move forward without the legislature's approval.
This action by Governor Walker will likely prompt both a political and a legal battle. Earlier this summer, the Republican-controlled state legislature rejected Walker's plan to expand Medicaid. They even included language in the state's budget prohibiting any such move. However, opinions from both the Alaska Department of Law and from the legislature's legal counsel declared that the effort to block Walker likely doesn't adhere to the state's constitution.
Additionally, Governor Walker has defended his decision. He stated that previous Alaska governors have used the same authority to accept money from sources outside the state's general fund on seven prior occasions. Also, governors in other states, including Kentucky and Ohio, also have adopted the Medicaid expansion without new legislation. more >>
It seems the rebuttal-topic-of-choice I most often encounter in talking with unbelievers about the gospel is the Church's inconsistency when it comes to what the Bible says and what we actually practice. You know, the whole "picking and choosing" thing.
A good percentage of the time this allegation of inconsistency is owing to the accuser's ignorance regarding how to properly read and interpret the Bible. The content of the Bible is clear as day. It's not full of riddles. But it's also not a book you can pick up, read a little in the front, skip a few hundred pages, read a little in the back, and then walk away with a solid understanding of the God and reality it portrays. Unfortunately, this is what many skeptics do, and it's why they have a tough time understanding why Christians adhere to certain commandments but not others. Because they haven't studied the Bible as a whole, they don't understand the differences in how God orders worship in the Old and New Covenants. Consequently, they view behaviors like our consumption of shrimp or wearing of cotton/polyester shirts as being selective on our part. more >>
A series of videos from the Center for Medical Progress has exposed Planned Parenthood for selling the body parts of the fetuses they abort. Not only is this sickening, it is a federal offense.
While many are calling for the investigation and defunding of Planned Parenthood, I believe this is just a drop in the bucket in regards to how the pro-life right should combat the abortion industry.
A bad product or practice will not become extinct until a better product or practice comes along to replace it. more >>
Ripping an unborn child from the womb is sick and twisted. And then turning around and selling the body parts is nothing short of beastly. What sort of monster is capable of doing such a thing?
Serial killers have no conscience, whether they kill adults, teens, or unborn children. Just because you happen to get paid for being a serial killer doesn't make you any less of a monster.
So why the name calling? Why use a word like "monster" to describe those who kill unborn babies and sell their body parts? Well, how else can we even begin to process something so cruel, unfair, diabolical, hateful, loathsome, vicious, and vile? Without words, some people are able to ignore the horror altogether. That is, unless you happen to be one of those little ones getting ripped out of your mother's womb piece by piece. more >>