Archive for November, 2016

Conscience Rights for All

November 29, 2016

Question:  Should Baronelle Stutzman’s freedom of conscience rights be equal to Sophie Theallet’s?

In this “anything goes” environment of sin, evil, and death, there is a huge battle going on regarding freedom of conscience rights.  It usually comes down to opinions of those who like to defend and  acknowledge secular freedom rights, while objecting to and destroying religious freedom rights!

Over the past 8 years, leftist judges on the bench very obviously choose to select secular arguments over religious ones.   In both cases, however, we need to recognize that freedom of conscience should be recognized and included in such decisions!

Alliance Defending Freedom is a Christian conservative organization that sends lawyers out to defend those whose religious beliefs have clashed with secular humanism beliefs and practices; oftentimes sending Christian business owners out of business due to lawsuits filed against them.

From Alliance Defending Freedom (ADL) website:

The Founding Fathers recognized that all people have inalienable rights that flow from the Creator. These rights are grounded in the unique, Judeo-Christian concept of man’s inherent dignity as a creature made in God’s image, endowed with reason, free will, and an eternal soul. The Founders understood that one of Government’s primary tasks is to preserve the freedom for each person to follow his own conscience, so they enshrined certain fundamental rights in our nation’s constitution to guarantee this freedom.

As secular forces chip away at our nation’s Judeo-Christian roots, religious freedom is increasingly threatened. Yet the First Amendment continues to reflect the Founders’ belief that “[t]he Religion…of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise [religion] as [conviction and conscience] dictate.”

Alliance Defending Freedom defends religious freedom and opposes all attempts to compel people to compromise their beliefs or retreat from civil and political life as the price for following their faith.

There have been many instances where the leftists have purposely sought out Christian businesses, sent individuals into the business to challenge their deeply held religious beliefs by asking them to accommodate their gay “marriage” ceremony with flowers, a cake, or other service which would clearly violate the business owner’s freedom of conscience rights.

Today, there is a leftist freedom of conscience situation that has been “celebrated” by the media of mass deception, whereas all of the previous lawsuits done by leftists against Christian business owners have Christians labeled – by the media and their supporters – as “bigotry,” “hate,” “anti-gay (or whatever orientation),” “racist” etc.

Why, exactly,  was this done?

It was done to make the demand that Christian beliefs and freedom of conscience does not (or should not) matter in the public business arena.   In their minds,  leftist demands (and beliefs) should outweigh (or, more accurately, even trump) any Christian business owners beliefs and/or freedom of conscience.

Well, today Alliance Defending Freedom shares a situation where a dress maker’s “freedom of conscience” came up when she made a public statement to the news media that she refuses to “dress” the future First Lady, Melania Trump.

The article isn’t up at the ADL website yet, so I will share it in its entirety here until the link shows up (which includes additional links within the text) on the site.

Conscience Rights for All

A concept that is not difficult to grasp, but seems difficult for some courts and legislators to carry out:  Freedom of conscience extends to all people.

If you’re a cake artist, a floral artist, or another creative professional, you’ve seen the news and felt, rightfully so, that your freedom is in danger.

If, however, you are a fashion designer?  You’re probably feeling pretty good right about now:

“Donald Trumps election has brought no shortage of controversy.  One of the latest comes from clothing designer Sophie Theallet, who recently wrote that she ‘will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next First Lady.’  In explaining her decision, she invoked her deeply-held belief in ‘individual freedom.’

“‘[A]s a family owned company, ‘ Theallet explains, ‘[w]e value our artistic freedom and always humbly seek to contribute to a more humane, conscious and ethical way to create in this world.’  She considers her and her family’s work to be “an expression of [their] artistic and philosophical ideas.’

[…]

“Ms. Theallet describes her design work to be ‘an expression of [her] artistic and philosophical ideas,’ and leftist elite are quick to agree.  But why do they become so skeptical when the person asserting her artistic freedom is a floral artist whose views they don’t like?

“It’s because many in that crowd don’t care about true freedom–a freedom that belongs to everyone.  If they did, they would recognize that Barronelle Stutzman, no less than Ms. Theallet, is an artist whose conscience rights must be protected.  If they did, their views of art or freedom wouldn’t hinge on the nature of a person’s convictions.”

The mainstream media covered the decision of Ms. Theallet, with nary a hint of accusing her of bigotry.  This is, after all, a matter of conscience and freedom, not bigotry.

As Mary Katherine Ham writes, at The Federalist:

“But these are the same arguments the left and media have dismissed from Baronelle Stutzman, a Washington florist who thinks making custom bouquets for a same-sex marriage doesn’t comport with her personal beliefs.  In appealing to the state Supreme Court after a three-year legal battle, Stutzman’s lawyer argued this week ‘that arranging flowers is artistic expression protected under the First Amendment.  Stutzman — a Southern Baptist — would have been more than happy to sell prearranged flowers out of the cooler because that was “not custom expression.”‘

In other words, the exact same logic applies to both the fashion designer and the florist (and the baker and the photographer).  Off-the-rack dresses, pre-arranged flowers, and other similar “pre-expressed” products are not a problem; nobody is going to stop the president-elect’s wife from purchasing a dress from any given fashion designer.

If, however, you believe that Ms. Theallet has the freedom to opt out of providing creative expressions for the president-elect’s wife (she does), then it strains the imagination to find a reason to force Mrs. Stutzman to provide custom, creative expressions for an event to which she has an objection.

Hat tip:  Alliance Defending Freedom

Why Is That?

November 27, 2016

If you are a Christian conservative, you might be asking the question, “Why Is That?” regarding the great divide that has happened during and after this contentious election of 2016. The liberal lunatic policies over the past 8 years under the 0bama BADministration has brain-dirtied many groups of people, especially many of the self-named  “coddled childish” Millennials. Those that “came of age” during that time most likely don’t even know about correct history because of the liberal leftist lies that have been drilled into their brains.

Why Is That?

Well, by the end of this post I’m going to make a simple, but hopefully accurate, attempt to answer that question.

Fellowship of the Minds reports: “Hillary Uses Jill Stein to Steal Election Via Voter Recounts in Battleground States.

Read it all at that link, but here is a pertinent excerpt:

Jill Stein made her intentions known on her Facebook page around 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 23. By this afternoon (Nov. 26), Stein has raised more than $5.8 million, with the goal now upped to $7 million. See for yourself at Jill2016.

In other words, in just 3 days Stein raised $5.8 million, all by crowd funding! The same Jill Stein who was the only candidate on the November ballot to rely on public money — four federal payments totaling $456,000 under the Presidential Election Campaign Fund — for her own failed presidential campaign.

So who are these millions of Americans who are donating to Stein’s vote recount war chest?

As in robots. Machines. Not real people.

How do we know this?

Because the donations came in and are still coming in in REGULAR intervals — even at 3 a.m. when most Americans are asleep.

Two days ago, freelance journalist Jim Stone wrote:

“JILL STEIN’S ELECTION RECOUNT IS BEING PAID FOR BY A BOT! A bot is pulling cash from a central fund, and giving it out at a pre determined rate. Go to Jill Stein’s fundraiser page and watch the progress. You will see that her funding is coming in at a PERFECTLY CONSISTENT 160,000 an hour. I watched this yesterday and last night carefully, and noted that at night, when everyone is sleeping and right through the time when the whole world slows down, her donations for this came in like clockwork, with no deviation from the steady pace whatsoever. The only way that can happen is if a bot was set up to fake her getting donations from multiple people, and whoever set it up did not consider the fact that practically everything would come from America, and practically everyone is asleep at 3AM. LAST NIGHT IT SHOULD HAVE SLOWED DOWN. IT DID NOT. IT JUST MARCHED RIGHT TOWARD THE FINISH LIKE AN OBEDIENT SOLDIER. It went straight to 2.65 million by six AM. I can calculate: IT WILL GO TO 4.5 MILLION IN 28.125 HOURS. Oh, a few people will pitch in for real, so I’ll say 27 hours . . . . Yes folks, we are watching the election steal as it happens. They could not do it by threatening electors, so now we have this. And it is all based on false claims, because Michigan CANNOT BE HACKED. Michigan has a CERTIFIED [paper] VOTE. There is NO WAY THIS IS LEGIT. And that means ONE THING – there are liars doing it, powerful liars who know in advance they are going to find what they are looking for.”

Yesterday, the Wisconsin Elections Commission said it had received Stein’s petition for a recount.

What you can do:

(1) Spread the news by publicizing this post on social media and via email.

(2) Keep the recount honest by:

  • Volunteering for the recount. Sign up here.

  • Politely warning the election officials in the 3 battleground states that you’ll be watching:

My husband correctly stated that the two months prior to Trump being inaugurated will be very dangerous times.  I must agree with him because the satanic globalism billionaire goons and their minions will NEVER rest until they get their “power” back!

Why Is That?

Next, we have the truth about the death of a horrible dictator – Fidel Castro, yet pansies (like Colin Kaepernick) say the dumbest things!  Why?  He probably doesn’t  know (or, more likely refuses to acknowledge) the decades of suffering under Castro’s tyrannical communist rule!

Why Is That?

Kingsjester’s blog nails it with the truth, once again!

I could go on and on…but my savvy readers here know what’s going on and most of you are aware of the reasons for it.

While reading an article over at WND, I ran across some comments that explain why the globalists, often with differing agendas, unite together for the same cause.

Why Is That?

WND: Fight Over Gay Wedding Cake Given New Life

Now, this news report discusses a case in Northern Ireland. However, the same religious discrimination problems have come up here in the United States.

Excerpt:

The infamous Northern Ireland case penalizing a family baking company for refusing to promote “gay” marriage with a wedding cake may have a new life.

WND reported earlier when an appeals court in Belfast refused to offer relief from the penalties for Ashers Bakery in Northern Ireland for violating that nation’s nondiscrimination laws.

And it was reported that the owners were considering taking their fight to the European Court of Human Rights.

But now, according to the Belfast Telegraph, a door has opened.

Senior judges in Belfast say that a section of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 may give the McArther family, which owns Ashers Bakery, a path to the Supreme Court.

“You need to make a decision whether you wish to pursue it,” Judge Declan Morgan told lawyers for the family this week.

David Scoffield QC, for the McArthurs, told the court: “We are happy to look at that and confirm our submissions in writing.”

The Court of Appeal last month affirmed a fine for Ashers for discriminating against Gareth Lee by refusing to make a cake for a “gay” wedding.

The bakers said they didn’t care about, or even know about, his sexual choices, but the message was what their Christian faith would not allow them to promote.

Last year a Belfast County Court ruled the bakery discriminated against Lee on grounds of sexual orientation and religious belief or political opinion. The firm was also ordered to pay £500 compensation.

The family’s representatives explained the rejection of the cake order was solely because of the message that violated their faith – it had nothing to do with Lee himself.

John Larkin, Northern Ireland’s attorney general, backed the McArthurs. He said they should not be forced to endorse a message with which they disagree.

Officials with the Christian Institute, which took part in the fight on behalf of the family, have reported that Larkin also has the option of seeking higher court review, but that was on hold pending the family’s decision.

Simon Calvert, of the Institute, said the family’s representatives had asked the Court of Appeal whether there was any further appeal route available.

Read more at WND

Why Is That?

You may be asking, what does each of these separate incidents have in common?

Well, I think that the following comment thread over at WND explains it quite well:

Tatiana Covington

And this is all about a cake?

nomark to Tatiana Covington

No.  It has nothing to do with a cake.  It has to do with freedom of religion, freedom of speech and the right of religious conscience.

aurora9

I had once seen a video on my computer of a gay person who wanted to order a cake, with a gay inscription, at a muslim bakery.  The owner had directed him to a different bakery but was not prosecuted for it.  There is nothing fair about globalism and they lean in favor of Islam, as many of us have already witnessed!

nomark to aurora9

The reason for this is Christianity threatens globalism because it puts God first, family second and the state third.  That undermines them.  The reason globalists not only “tolerate” Muslims but in fact encourage them, is the globalists see Islam kinder spirit and global government is using Islam to destroy Christianity.  The globalist adhere to the tenant “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” and so embrace Islam (for now).

Also you can see how they have tried to associate radical Islam with all religions.  It didn’t work, in fact it back-fired, but that was the plan.

Recall HiLIARy Clinton stating that

“And deep-seated cultural codes and religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”

 

Go listen to the video where you can listen and watch her state this!

I STILL thank God every day that she lost the election!

The question, “Why Is That?” has now been answered.

globalists vs nationalists

Hat tip for graphic: The Common Sense Show

Update.  Since the graphic is blurry and difficult to read, here is what is written.

Progressive, Socialist, Globalism:

  • Radical Socialist Globalism
  • Increase Taxes/Regulations
  • Economy/Jobs Collapse
  • No Wall/ More Illegals/Refugees
  • Amnesty in First 100 Days
  • Domestic Terrorist Embeds
  • More Expensive Obamacare
  • Pro-Trans Pacific Partnership
  • Debt:  20+ Trillion Near Default
  • Email, Benghazi Scandals

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American Nationalism:

  • Capitalism
  • Reduce Taxes/Regulations
  • Economy/ Jobs Explode
  • Build Wall/ No Illegals/Refugees
  • No Amnesty/No Free Ride
  • Terrorists Destroyed
  • Repeal Obamacare
  • Anti-Trans Pacific Partnership
  • Debt Eliminated
  • No Scandals

 

Hat tips:

Fellowship of the Minds

Kingsjester’s blog

Hat tips to all additional links!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016

I am so thankful for many blessings!  First and foremost is thankfulness for the love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness afforded to me through my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Second, I’m so grateful for the wonderful and loving family that we have!  Being a wife, mother, and now grandmother is the most important role I have and nothing else could ever compare!

What are you thankful for?

May the blessings of God through our Lord Jesus Christ be upon each of you as you celebrate with family and friends!

~ Christine

 

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And tomorrow after the big dinner, we will likely say:

😉

Recommended: Objectified Trump Video

November 23, 2016

The media lies that were spewed about Donald Trump didn’t work this election season.  Thinking people were “on to them.”

There was a special broadcast entitled, “Objectified Trump” on the Fox News Channel.   It was really good to see more personal information being shared about Mr. President-Elect Trump! I learned a lot of new things about him.  It was videotaped several months before the election. It’s on Youtube for readers who want to view it!

YouTube: OBJECTified: Life of President-Elect Donald Trump FULL interview with Harvey Levin.

HilLIARy Clinton was offered the same type of interview and she turned Harvey Levin down. Not surprised. We know enough about her anyway. The woman has shown herself to be so evil and nasty!

In case I don’t have time tomorrow, I want to wish all readers and visitors to Talk Wisdom a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Day celebration!

~  Christine

Gay Trump Supporter Gunned Down in Cold Blood, Media Yawns

November 22, 2016

When I heard the very sad and tragic news about another police officer being shot in cold blood when he sat in his patrol car while writing a traffic ticket, apparently many or most of the networks in the media-of-mass-deception decided to leave certain details out of the report.  I heard about this awful incident on the Fox News Channel.  When the perpetrator was caught and revealed as a young black man (who claimed that he did it in anger because he wasn’t allowed to see his son), I thought that perhaps he was a member of the anti-police officers BLM movement.

But there is more to this story.

While perusing links at my former blog, Jammie Wearing Fools reports that, “Gay Trump Supporter Gunned Down in Cold Blood, Media Yawns.”

Excerpt:

benmarconi

Weird how the media largely ignores certain facts about slain San Antonio police detective Ben Marconi. With the wave of bogus “hate crimes” the media’s been inundating us with, isn’t it worth mentioning this detective was a gay Trump supporter?

Tragedy struck in San Antonio over the weekend when Detective Benjamin Marconi was killed in the line of duty.

Detective Marconi, a 20-year veteran of the force, was ambushed while writing a traffic ticket in his car. A man in a black vehicle pulled behind the squad car, walked toward the passenger’s side of the police car, and shot the officer in the head, San Antonio police Chief William P. McManus said at an during a press conference Sunday.

The suspect shot a second time before fleeing the scene. Detective Marconi was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“This is everyone’s worst nightmare,” McManus said. “It’s always difficult, especially in this day and age where police are being targeted across the country, and hopefully we’ll solve this one real quick.”

A piece of human garbage was arrested for the murder late Monday. Let’s hope he’s executed after trial.

Now, let’s think for a moment. Hypothetically, if the perpetrator was a white, middle-class, blue-collar working man without a college degree, what meme on this incident would have been driven by the media? Care to take a guess?

I’m so glad that President-Elect Donald Trump held a meeting with the media and let ’em have it!

See these posts:

Kingsjester’s blog: Why MSM Anchors and Executives Deserved Yesterday’s “Trump-Style Dressing Down”

Fellowship of the Minds: Donald Trump’s media summit was a ‘f—ing firing squad’

I think what Trump did was great, necessary, and needed to be addressed. The media-of-mass-deception probably won’t change its dirty, often propaganda driven and lying ways, but at least Trump looked them all in the eye and called them out on their horrible ways and obvious deception!

Hat tip: Jammie Wearing Fools

Hat tips to all links.

Infinity and Infancy Crossed at Bethlehem

November 20, 2016

Have you ever experienced hearing a person share a profound incident that had happened to them?  I have!  Several times throughout my life I had been given the joy of seeing someone come closer to faith in Christ, and then believing in Him as Lord and Savior.

Just a year ago, one special young man whose wife had just given birth to their baby girl shared a remarkable experience with me.

He had been at the hospital for many hours.  When the grandparents came to visit his wife and baby, he went home to take a long, hot shower.  While in the shower, he said that he “had a vision” and he saw God in the face of his newborn daughter!

Since I was told about this over a year ago, I don’t remember all of the details, but that one detail will stick with me forever.  I think he also said that he sat down in the shower and cried…tears of joy.  It’s no wonder!  The birth of a child is a very emotional experience!

There have been many stories about men suddenly believing in God (where they previously may have had doubts) after witnessing the birth of their first child.  I think that there are many reasons for this.  Most of all, the concept of marriage and family was instituted by God Himself, therefore why wouldn’t such a profound, exhilarating, emotional and loving experience of witnessing childbirth bring a father closer to the reality of God Almighty?

I shared this story today because I was reminded of it while reading the answer to the following question:

Why did God choose to bring the Savior of the world to us through a process of supernatural conception and natural birth?

I have a cousin who once stated to me that she cannot believe in the virgin birth of Christ.  I tried to share the biblical reasons why I believe it to be true.  Most of all, I knew that this type of  “stumbling block” in a person’s mind could keep them from receiving Christ as Lord and Savior in their lives.

Everything about the Gospel is bound up in that question, and all the answers are in God’s Word.

Well, at the time I only knew of just a few of the answers.  Today, after reading an article written by David Jeremiah entitled, “What Child Is This?” in the December issue of Turning Points magazine and devotional, I have been further educated  with answers to that profound question!

I love what he wrote at the beginning of the essay:

The two trajectories of Infinity and Infancy crossed at Bethlehem, making Christmas a mystery that flows like a bottomless river from the depths of God’s heart.  On the most remarkable night that ever was, a baby cried and eternity was changed.  In a stable in Bethlehem, the God-baby passed from a virgin’s womb into humanity and into history.  A child was born; a Son was given; a Savior came down from heaven, and earth received her King.

We’ve never gotten over it.  His name is Jesus, and we’ve never gotten over Him.

Dr. Jeremiah goes on to ask why Christ arrived this way.  Why wasn’t he brought forth as a fully grown, 33-year-old-man ready to die for our sins?  This brings forth the same question, once again:

Why did God choose to bring the Savior of the world to us through a process of supernatural conception and natural birth?

It would be best to read the entire article, but due to copyright laws, I must only summarize. I received the new December issue yesterday.   Anyone can get three free issues by going to this page.

Dr. Jeremiah writes:

First, Jesus came into the world as an infant so the bloodline of all humanity would flow through His veins.

We can read about the genealogy of Jesus Christ in the Bible (see, for example, Matthew 1:1 and Luke 3:38).  It goes all the way back to Adam.

The fact that the lineage of all the world was in His blood brings forth the profound truth that His death and shed blood was for the salvation of all.

Dr. Jeremiah continues:

Second, through the miracle of the Virgin Birth, Jesus acquired a twofold nature, being both God and Man.

Being both fully human and fully divine at the same time, He has the power to save us from our sins and through belief, He reconciles us back unto the Father, enabling us to come to heaven.

Continuing:

Noted theologian Wayne Grudem wrote:

God, in his wisdom, ordained a combination of human and divine influence in the birth of Christ, so that his full humanity would be evident to us from the fact of his ordinary human birth from a human mother, and his full deity would be evident from the fact of his conception in Mary’s womb by the powerful work of the Holy Spirit.

I want to pause here for a moment.  Recall how adamant atheists, skeptics, and haters of the Bible are against the display of the nativity scenes in public places that show up at Christmastime?  They often spew their rhetorical excuse that it is because of their belief in the so-called, “separation of church and state.”  I think it’s far more than that.  It is an indication of where the heart and soul of the individual happens to be and it is due to rebellion against God, His Living Word, Jesus Christ, and His written Word, the Bible.  Think about it.  If they don’t believe (or fear) that the nativity has God-given power, then why does it bother them for it to be displayed?

The next answer to the question, “Why did God choose to bring the Savior of the world to us through a process of supernatural conception and natural birth?” reiterates what I had just written.

Third, Jesus also came as a newborn baby to fulfill the possibility of living a perfect life.

Jesus had 33 years to demonstrate His righteousness before giving His life as a sinless substitute.  Even His executioner proclaimed, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!”  (Luke 23:47)  His chief apostle called Him “a lamb without blemish and without spot: (1 Peter 1:19).  Dr. G. Campbell Morgan put it like this:  “The death of Christ would have been of no avail for the redemption of the world, had it not been preceded by His perfect life.”

[Every] human being since Adam has battled a guilty conscience–except for Christ, whose conscience was as pure as His life.  Because of that we can draw near to Him “in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience…” (Hebrews 10:22).

We can easily add on this verse:

Rom 3:10

As it is written:

“There is none righteous, no, not one;

In fact, read all of Romans 3:10-3:18 (including the footnotes to the Psalms) and Romans 3:19-31.

Here’s the easier to read and understand NLT version of Romans 3.

Fourth, Jesus came as a baby and grew to manhood as we do so He could identify with every phase of our lives.

We have an Advocate in Jesus Christ who was fully human like us in every way.  He came from a family as God has ordained families to be, so he would be a merciful and faithful high priest and make atonement for the sins of the people.  He helps those being tempted.

Fifth, Jesus came as a baby to show us the importance of families.

Throughout history, God’s version of family includes a mother, a father, and a child or children.  He created family first – through Adam and Eve.  Then came the institution of the state, the entity of the Church, and the nation of Israel.  It is very fitting, then, that the Lord would begin the process of bringing salvation of the world through another family, the family of Mary and Joseph.

Nicole Cottrell said (paraphrased in part):

Families provide support, encouragement, discipline and love which we all need to become whole and healthy.

God chose for Jesus, the Savior of the world, to be raised by a mother and father, surrounded by siblings and other family members…[Jesus] was born into a family because families are important to God.

The true meaning of Christmas is often secularized to appeal to many different types of people.  Some might say that it is too commercialized, and I would agree.  However, for believers, the Incarnation of Christ is a story that sends its shafts of meaning to the very depths of our souls!

This is what I hold onto.  This is what my family holds onto.  The rest of the secular world can just say “Happy Holidays” if that’s their prerogative.

But Christians know that God so thoroughly planned a way for you, dear reader, to be reconciled to Himself.  I pray that if you don’t know Christ as Lord and Savior, isn’t now the time to be saved?

Hat tips:

Turning Points December, 2016 magazine and devotional entitled “Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child.”

All links.

“Phony News” or Targeted Censorship?

November 18, 2016

When I heard 0bama tell people to watch out for “phony news,” it occurred to me that his comment was most likely stated in order to put forth a lying, fake meme of some sort in order to try and protect the failed policies of his terrible presidency of 8 years and the Democrat’s failed candidacy of Hillary Clinton.

But I was curious to find out what, exactly, he was referring to in his comments.  My guess is that it certainly wasn’t the pandering, chortling, pro-Hillary mantra that the media-of-mass-deception spewed throughout the election process.  Nope!  He was all for that fake news scenario.   So what was he referring to?

Could he have meant his comment to be an attempt to cause people to ignore the Wikileaks documents that exposed the cheating of the Hillary campaign and all of the other bad news that was exposed about the far leftist lunatics?  What about the YouTube videos that exposed Hillary’s health problems?

Was he referring to the conservative, social media (like blogs), certain YouTube channels and memes that exposed Clinton Foundation and Democrat corruption on Twitter?

Was he referring to James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas videos that showed the stench of corruption and cheating going on in the Hillary campaign by Democrat election operatives?

What was it?

Ah!  Perhaps the following article explains it!

Vox.com: Facebook is full of fake news stories. On Election Day, don’t fall for them.

Notice that the one-sided article (obviously pro-Hillary) states things like this:

And that’s the biggest thing to keep in mind on Election Day. Facebook’s enormous reach means that lies and distortions — regardless of whether they come from GOP dirty tricksters, partisan journalists, paid trolls in Russia, or money-seeking entrepreneurs in Macedonia — can genuinely impact the outcome of the campaign. Be careful with what you read, be careful with what you retweet, and be careful with what you share on Facebook. There are bad actors out there hoping to mess with our election. Don’t make it easier for them.

Hmmm…so where in that statement do we read, “Dem dirty tricksters?” Answer: NOT THERE!

Well, WND is on the case and reveals exactly where this meme came from!

WND.com: Meet Leftist Prof Who Wrote “Hit List” of “Fake” News Sites.

Excerpt:

Zimdars has not responded to WND’s request for clarification on her expertise or criteria for deciding which news sources to include on her list. WND asked Merrimack College President Christopher Hopey if he stands by Zimdars’ decision to publish the list and use it as teaching material for her classes. However. Merrimack Vice President of Communications Jim Chiavelli replied, “Thanks for your question to the president about professor Zimdars pedagogy. The college has no comment for this story.”

Concerned individuals may contact Melissa Zimdars and Merrimack College President Christopher Hopey.

[Note from Christine:  Zimdars and Hopey?  One would think that these are phony names if their true existence wasn’t actually revealed and verified!]

In response to the list, PJ Media’s Stephen Kruzier wrote “it’s no surprise that a college professor compiled this list; what’s galling is that the Los Angeles Times ‘reported’ on it without mentioning that it’s complete garbage.”

Sean Hannity’s website warned that Zimdar’s list includes “mainstream conservative sources” and “is giving us insight into just what kind of websites the left plans on targeting for censorship.”

Moral of the story.  They have been exposed and found out because of the true journalism of conservative websites and everyday journalists who brought forth the truth during the 2016 Election!

Lying is sin.  People can make mistakes and unfortunately (or even unknowingly at the time), put forth a lie as truth.  Thank God there is forgiveness for all sins through repentance and faith in Christ.

Col 3:9

Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,

Col 3:10

and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,

Jesus had very strong words about people who deliberately and viciously lie; and just who the “father of lies” is:

Jhn 8:44

“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

The second half of this Bible verse tells the truth of the matter:

Num 32:23

“But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the LORD; and be sure your sin will find you out.

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Update!

Wow!!! Just WOW!!! Daniel Greenfield just NAILS IT in his latest post over at Sultan Knish!

You Are Being Lied To.

I have been a fan of his writings for some time now. Dear readers, please click on the link above to go over and read his latest post!

Excerpt:

Media schizophrenia.

Every quantum leap in mass communications also made possible a vast improvement in propaganda techniques. Nazi and Soviet propaganda looks as crude to us as a Babbage calculating machine. Virtual reality isn’t something that’s coming. It’s here. It’s been here for a while. The potent combination of media budgets and crowdsourced social media distribution has allowed for a previously unparalleled level of propaganda that creates and inhabits its own virtual reality.

There’s a name for that sort of thing. Schizophrenia.

What happens when the schizophrenic media reality collapses when it comes into too sharp of a conflict with reality is the same behavior that schizophrenics exhibit when their perceptions of the world conflict with the real world.

The people venting and rioting and screaming were living in a cozy reality. Everyone in that progressive reality understood that history was on their side, that the majority was with them and that the right was a decaying mass of racists and corporations soon to be swept away by the tide of change.

But this wasn’t reality. It was a carefully constructed narrative that fooled even the people who were building it. It was a virtual world overlaid over the real world. Its narratives were so integrated with the real world that it seemed as if it were real. There were stories and polls. Everyone in their social media bubble, except a few crazy uncles agreed with them. All the celebrities were on board.

And then the holodeck got switched off.

Yes!  The holodeck got switched off during the Election of 2016!!!

“The idea of the free man in God has always been terrifying to tyrants” – Billy Graham

November 17, 2016

“The idea of the free man in God has always been terrifying to tyrants, and that is why religious liberty is being curtailed in so many parts of the world today.  Give people the Bible and freedom to proclaim its message, and they will soon be free.” – Quote from Billy Graham speech, “Will America Survive” speech on New Years Eve, 1975.

America has been under the influence of political tyrants, especially over the last eight years under the Obama regime.  The fact that America voted against the tyrannical, socialist, pro-Islamic radicalism, immoral, deceiving, Christian-hating and liberty stealing agenda of the Democrats on November 8, 2016 shows that despite the overwhelming support by the media-of-mass-deception for Hillary Clinton, the public was not fooled.  Millions of Americans saw the awful truth about her via social media, online news sites and blogs (especially through Wikileaks and Project Veritas) , and made their decisions in the voting booth to be sure that the Clintons never attain any leadership position in the White House ever again!

One of the latest posts over at The Last Refuge blog shares a video and commentary about Hillary Clinton’s first public appearance since losing the election.

There are hundreds of comments there, but I wanted to focus on a few that I found quite telling.

First, I will share my reaction after viewing the video.

christinewjc says:

November 17, 2016 at 8:14 am

I watched the video hours ago, but if I recall correctly didn’t the woman who introduced Hillary claim that she has known her for 45 years? Does that mean that she only knows the public image (and obviously fake image) or does she also know all about the crime family side of the Clintons?
With all the evidence of corruption and deceit that was exposed by Wikileaks and Project Veritas, how could a woman who runs a children’s charity ever think that HilLIARy would be suitable as president?
Does anyone know whether or not the disgusting pedo island child abuse ring will ever be completely exposed and participants prosecuted? Is that investigation still ongoing?
How could any woman ever think that Hillary isn’t evil?
I continue to thank God each day that America was saved from the evil of the Clintons! I pray that they will now remain in the dustbin of history.

Then, there was this comment:

JoD says:

November 17, 2016 at 8:20 am

She might have just launched HER new campaign….
Beaten down and emotionally broken….Time for a Pardon!!
Please explain:
If she didn’t do ANYTHING wrong, why does she even need a pardon…hmmm?

My reply:

christinewjc says:

November 17, 2016 at 9:18 am

That is an excellent point JoD! Why did Jesse Jackson need to get behind a podium and say that 0bummer should pardon her…if she didn’t do anything wrong? Answer: They KNOW about all of her criminal activity (some of which has been exposed online but not all of it by the media of mass deception) and they are all probably scared that once Trump gets into office, she will be prosecuted.

Next this commenter makes a good point:

Phil aka Felipe says:

November 17, 2016 at 8:43 am

Children’s Defense Fund? She’s what the children needed a defense against. Thank God, He provided Trump to Defend The Children – from her!

My reply:

christinewjc says:

November 17, 2016 at 9:49 am

Agree totally with your comment! Anyone who supports partial birth abortion when a baby in the womb is pulled out of the mother’s body except for the head and then killed with scissors cutting at the back of the neck isn’t a “defender” of children!

Next, these comments stuck out in my mind as apropos for discussion here at Talk Wisdom.

North Wind says:

November 17, 2016 at 8:51 am

If Hill and Bill are connected to the pedophile ring uncovered in wikileaks, then this whole speechifying thing by Hillary is totally sick and twisted!!!

She may or not get her just desserts here on Earth, but I guarantee you, she’ll get them after death (only God knows a person’s heart, to be sure, but I can find no evidence that she belongs to Jesus).

Phil aka Felipe says:

November 17, 2016 at 9:42 am

“I can find no evidence that she belongs to Jesus”.
He is the good shepherd. His sheep hear His voice and He knows them and calls them by name and they know Him and follow Him.

The voice of another they will not follow because they are a stranger or a hireling or a thief or a robber. The thief comes to steal or to kill or destroy. Hirelings care not for the sheep. John chapter 10.

The fruit is evidence of who she follows and those that follow her indicate they are not His.

The FACT that Hillary Clinton’s hatred towards God was very evident when a woman at an event had to stumble over the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and then ended up eliminating it from the Pledge that day, tells us where Hillary stands regarding God.

My reply to Phil aka Felipe:

November 17, 2016 at 10:04 am

So true Phil aka Felipe! Her hatred of Christians has been very evident for most of her life. She labeled us as being in a “basket of deplorables.” The term “deplorable” is an adjective, not a noun!

adjective
1.
causing or being a subject for grief or regret; lamentable:
the deplorable death of a friend.
2.
causing or being a subject for censure, reproach, or disapproval; wretched; very bad:
This room is in deplorable order. You have deplorable manners!

Word Origin and History for de-plor-a-ble
adj.
1610s; see deplore + -able. Perhaps from French déplorable or directly from Late Latin deplorabilis. Johnson (mid-18c.) noted the weakened colloquial use of the word for “very bad.” Related: Deplorably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

She is a deplorable person! Her attitude during her entire life has obviously rejected the saving power and grace of Jesus Christ our Lord. And, she hates those who are born again in Christ and follow Him.
She is part of “the world.”

Jesus warned and told us:

Jhn 15:18

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.
Read all of John 15:18 – 25.*

There are those who will forever refuse the redemption offered by Christ. All we can do is continue to share the Gospel. Those who reject it, we have to be willing to “shake the dust from our sandals” and say, “so be it.”

Mat 13:40

“Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age.

Mat 13:49

“So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just,

Mat 13:50

“and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

 

Now that Donald Trump is our President-Elect and Mike Pence is our Vice-President Elect, we need to keep them and their families covered in prayer.  We need to pray for those chosen to be in his Cabinet and all who will be given positions in our federal government.  We need to pray that the Supreme Court justices chosen will uphold our U.S. Constitution (especially freedom of religion, freedom of speech, life, liberty, association, and the pursuit of happiness for all – even those babies in the womb) and make decisions accordingly.  Prayers for protection, prayers for them to keep their campaign promises to We The People, and prayers that their solutions to the problems here at home and around the world will be successful.

*Jhn 15:18

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.

Jhn 15:19

“If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

Jhn 15:20

“Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

Jhn 15:21

“But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.

Jhn 15:22

“If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.

Jhn 15:23

“He who hates Me hates My Father also.

Jhn 15:24

“If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father.

Jhn 15:25

“But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’[fn]

Jhn 15:26

“But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.

Jhn 15:27

“And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

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Cry and Howl Conservative Blog Award List

November 10, 2016

Back on October 30th, my dear blogging friend Steve over at Cry and Howl was so kind to include Talk Wisdom on his annual “Conservative Blog Award” list.  I am truly humbled and I thank him so much for including my blog on the list!  Several of the bloggers on the list have sent readers over to Talk Wisdom through re-posting the list on their blogs, so I wanted to return the favor.

Congrats to all of the conservative bloggers on the list!

~ Christine

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Today is the day to honor a few conservative bloggers with the humble Cry and Howl Conservative Blog Award. Participation was very low, if non-existent so I will choose whom I think really deserves recognition for the genuine patriotism illustrated by these folks. These are mostly bloggers who may not get recognition from the big shots but deserve to be up there with them. I’m stopping at around 12 sites this year.

1)   THE RIPENING WANDERER

First of all I’m giving this award to my very good friend John Liming. John has made an incredible transformation from being a pretty hard-core liberal (on some  issues) to a genuine conservative. Regardless of his former left-leaning ideals he has shown remarkable patriotism towards America and as a veteran of the armed services his passion for the truth is unwavering.

2)  THE RIGHTLY GUIDED

One of my all time favorites, Earl of Taint. Conservative blogger and Photo-shopper extraordinaire. I’ve seen his photos over at the American Thinker and his stuff is funny yet strikingly accurate.

3)  PUMABydesign001’s Blog

My dear friend Denise is one of the first bloggers I “met” years ago when I ran my old site Stevex09. She’s a wonderful, passionate conservative blogger whose work is featured over at the Watcher of Weasels site among others. My hope is that someday I’ll get back out to the east coast and Rini and I will get to meet Denise. I’ll buy dinner and we’ll all have great fun.

4)  partneringwitheagles

Prof X. is an old friend of mine. We first met quite a few years ago on the web-site Jib Jab. Back then it was a joke site, one where the members posted funny videos, word jokes, funny pictures, etc. It was a social site and everyone had their own page with what ever personal stuff you wanted to illustrate. I made a lot of friends there. Jib Jab finally shut down the joke section and transcended into a kind of greeting card site. It’s cool, but all the “Jib Jabbers” who participated left after the joke section folded. Prof X. is the owner of Partneringwitheagles site. A good friend and genuine conservative.

5)  awdude.com

Next up I think the Angry White Dude very much deserves any and all conservative awards and the humble C & H award goes without saying. I don’t know the gentleman who owns the blog site but he’s a conservative Texan. I’ve visited his site quite a few times and can always count on reading a witty, well thought out take on about everything that I support. And the fact that he’s a fellow Texan … well, that does up the score for AWD.

6)  Dan Miller in Panama

Dan is a very talented conservative writer. On his ‘about’ page he has “contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.” Dan is a great guy to have on the conservative team!

7)  Vanessa’s Blog

My very dear friend Vanessa has been with ol’ Steve for a very long time. She is a wonderful Christian conservative and has the support of her lovely family. I’ve talked with Vanessa on the phone a few times and she is a tender-hearted woman who loves God, her family and America. Politics are just a part of Vanessa’s blog site. She is about family, friends, love, laughter and beauty, a thoroughly delightful blog! I’m honored to be counted as her friend and humbled that such a good person actually likes me. (She loves Rini too … but heck, everyone loves Rini!)

8)  BUNKERVILLE

An awesome blog site which covers nearly every issue dear to conservatives and America loving people. The writer offers a down-to-earth, common sense take on issues that really need to be addressed in such ways, debunking the loony opinions of the left.

9)  Starvin’ Larry

I don’t think “Starvin” accurately describes Larry. This guy knows hunting, fishing and survival. Conservative and insightful into the shenanigans of those within our corrupt government.

10)  The Mad Jewess

My very good friend Paulette is the Mad Jewess. She is a firebrand for sure! I’ve spoken with her on the phone several times and I can’t help but love her and her passion for America and her fierce anger for liberal Jews. Paulette is an extremely talented singer/performer/artist and a no-nonsense lady who is fed up with the outrageous attacks on white people by illegal immigrants and low-life black thugs … all which go un-reported by the media. I’m still hoping to pay her and her husband David a visit when Rini and I head out to the west coast.

11)  Lisa The Infidel

I don’t know the young lady who owns the blog site. I do know she is a patriotic American who stands conservatively on all the issues we’re concerned about. She visits C & H now and then and I’m always grateful for her comments.

12)  Talk Wisdom

Christine Watson over at Talk Wisdom is a dear lady whose blogging friendship goes back … oh … about eight years, maybe more. She and I have experienced differences of opinions regarding Donald Trump’s run for president. Naturally, this has caused a division between us.  Regardless of our opinions of Mr. Trump she is a staunch Christian conservative and her blog is an encouragement to all who visit. I count her as a close friend and love her as a sister in Christ.  This list would not be complete without Talk Wisdom on it.

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Actually folks, the list is far from complete with the few I mentioned here. In reality, I’m tired and the non-participation of the “public” kind of clued me in that it’s really not a big deal. Having said all that, for those who accept the humble award, post it on your home page. Have a great Sunday!

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What Matters Most on This Election Day, 2016?

November 8, 2016

One of my first thoughts upon awakening this morning was, “thank God this election season will soon be over!”  In a previous post, I included the following graphic:

It reads:  “Giant Meteor 2016.  Just End It Already.”

I thought it was funny and very apropos for how so many people are feeling after this long, crazy, and vitriolic campaign season!

Secondly, after lifting up prayer to Jesus I was given the thought, “what matters most on this election day?”

People are SO anxious, afraid, sleepless, grief-filled, concerned, and worried about who will win. I can’t say that I blame them, because there is a LOT at stake. The direction that our nation will go depending on who “wins” will be like night and day! There are many good reasons to be highly concerned because the candidates and their party platforms are polar opposites.

There is a battle going on in this nation, and it involves good vs. evil. There are mini battles going on too, especially in regards to Christians and their choice for president.

I now present just one example.

In the comment thread of a former post, a commenter seemed bothered by the fact that certain prominent Christians differ over whether or not to vote for Donald Trump.   It seemed to me that the commenter was pushing the idea onto me that James Dobson is correct to warn others against voting for Trump.

I wrote:

christinewjc Says:

James Dobson has his opinion, but so does another Christian believer, Joel C. Rosenberg.

GMpilot  replied:

GMpilot Says:

Let them fight it out, then. You’re not denying it. That alone is significant.
I’ve made my decision as, I suspect, have you.

My reply:

No need for them to “fight it out.” Both men are born-again Christians, so whether or not one or both are wrong about either candidate does not ultimately affect their salvation. THAT is what is significant, not your opinion or feigned consternation about their voting choice.

We are all sinners. There are none righteous – no not one. We are saved by grace through faith through the shed blood of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. His resurrection to life proves who He is and we can rest in His promises.

Elections come and go. Presidents are elected, then after 4 or 8 years, leave office.

This Billy Graham quote applies more now than when he first said it back on New Year’s Eve, 1975:

I believe that every problem facing us as Americans is basically a spiritual problem. Crime is a spiritual problem. Inflation is a spiritual problem. Corruption is a spiritual problem. Social injustice is a spiritual problem. The lack of will even to defend our freedoms is a spiritual problem.

The damage done by those in positions of power who do not adhere to the commandments of God are egregious and damaging to our people, the nation, and the world.

However, God is still on His throne in heaven and we know where all of this is going.

The good is always there.

The bad and the ugly are in existence for a time, but one day, evil will be swept away.

Galatians (see Galatians 5:16-5:21 below)* tells us how damaging the “lusts of the flesh” are to our souls.  We are told in many places within Scripture of this fact, and it is why Christians, through the power of the Holy Spirit indwelling us, can endure the longsuffering (see Galatians 5:22-5:25 below)** going on in this world.

Why?

Because it isn’t our final home.  We are told in many places within Scripture of this. Many of the most significant Bible verses are those stated by  Jesus, Himself.

Jhn 16:33

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[fn] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Jhn 14:2

“In My Father’s house are many mansions;[fn] if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.[fn]

Jhn 14:3

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

What this means most of all (e.g. “He has overcome the world”) is that His ultimate plans will not be thwarted; even though the evil ones think they can oppose God’s ultimate purposes.

Despite the evil intent of the God haters, they are (unbeknownst to them) being used to achieve more believers in Christ!

The Gospel continues on, being preached throughout the earth and Christian believers will ultimately be with Jesus in eternity. What goes on here on this earth is insignificant compared to where each of us will spend eternity. Even more important is Who we will be with! Jesus Christ!

Yes, GMpilot. I have made my decision and you have made yours. And, I’m not talking about this particular election.

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*Galatians 5:16-5:17

Gal 5:16

I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

Gal 5:17

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

Gal 5:18

But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Gal 5:19

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,[fn] fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,

Gal 5:20

idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,

Gal 5:21

envy, murders,[fn] drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

**Galatians 5:22-25

Gal 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Gal 5:23

gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Gal 5:24

And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Gal 5:25

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.


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