Thursday, September 19, 2013

Confronting the Gun Issue - A Modest Proposal!

As of this writing, the mass media continue to exploit the shooting incident at a Washington DC Navy Yard in which 12 people were killed. Perhaps one disappointment on part of anti-gun people is the fact that the shooter used a shotgun rather than an AR-15 (considered an assault weapon) which really cranks up the adrenalin of the crowd that wants more and more gun control legislation with the eventual goal of removing all firearms from possession by law abiding citizens.

It was on Monday, September 16th, that Aaron Alexis went on a shooting rampage that resulted in 12 persons being killed at the Navy Yard in Washington DC.

As might be expected it was somewhat like an old fashioned revival as the anti-gun people got their bandwagon back in high gear AGAIN!

Below is the text of a fax being sent to all the members of Congress from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The message will also be sent to many senators from other states as well. Among the first will be the "champion" of "gun control" legislation, none other than Dianne Feinstein of California!

By the way, the little double barrel derringer pictured above is chambered for a .45 but will also shoot .410 gage shotgun shells -- it is in a concealed place in our home where I have quick access in light of the fact that in our county the number of home invasions has been steadily increasing due to the growing drug problem. In the event of a home invasion at our residence it could result in a sudden fatal case of lead poisoning!

Text of letter is as follows:

To Members of Congress:

The furor over gun control has erupted again in wake of the DC Navy Yard killings. Please note a recommendation in dealing with the gun issue.

Enact the following legislation: 1. Anyone who commits a crime with a firearm and is convicted on irrefutable evidence shall be sentenced to life in prison with no appeal and no parole. 2. Anyone who kills another person or persons by use of a firearm and is convicted on irrefutable evidence shall be sentenced to death by means of lethal injection with no appeal. These sentences shall be consistently carried out in all 50 states of our republic and any judge who tries to block such sentences shall be immediately removed from office.

By enacting the above legislation there will be no threat to the purchase and owning of firearms by law abiding citizens nor any attempt to confiscate the firearms which they have in their possession at the present time.

A parting question for serious thinking: why is there outrage when an incident such as the Navy Yard shootings takes place and no similar outrage that on the very same day hundreds of unborn children were intentionally mutilated and murdered with the killers being paid big bucks for doing the killings?

Still contending at, blogging at, and warning at

Clayton D. Harriger, Pastor

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hypocrisy of the First Magnitude in DC -- AGAIN!

Below is the text of a fax which was sent earlier today to my reps in Washington DC, Senators Casey and Toomey and Representative Rothfus (12th District in PA).

Also pointed out is the repulsive hypocrisy of the present resident of the White House in Washington DC. He is making a big issue of the fact that 400 children were victims of the use of chemical weapons in Syria in addition to hundreds of adult victims. While he goes on a tirade about this and how we need to punish the leader of Syria for such criminal acts, there will be about 7 times that number of unborn children brutally mutilated and murdered in the United States today and each week day. Total number of victims, since the infamous Supreme Court ruling in 1973 declaring it is a woman's constitutional "right" to have her unborn child murdered, is now over 56 million!

September 4, 2013

To My Representative in Washington DC

Do not support military action against Syria at any time! Military action will only result in a quagmire with which we are totally unprepared to deal!

The president mentions about 400 children being victims of a chemical attack which took place in Syria. Please remind him that each day hundreds of unborn children are brutally mutilated and murdered here in the United States. What concern has he shown about these thousands of victims each week of the year? Total death toll is now at about 56 million since 1973!

Thank you for considering this request.

Clayton D. Harriger, Belsano, PA 15922
Phone: 814-749-6960

Friday, July 12, 2013

Same-Gender Marriage Coming to Pennsylvania? Answer in a Letter!

Attorney General for the state of Pennsylvania, Kathleen Kane, has stated that she will not oppose efforts to overturn the present ban on same-gender marriage in the Commonwealth. Part of her flawed reasoning is the issue of inequality and from her perspective same gender couples should have the same "rights" and privileges as do heterosexual couples who have been legally married in the state. A lawsuit has been filed which will challenge the existing law that bans same-gender marriage. --- Source: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat for Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013


Will same-gender marriage ever take place in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania? Yes, it is simply a matter of time for a number of reasons.

The sodomite/lesbian juggernaut continues to aggressively move forward winning victory after victory. Some states have already passed legislation legalizing same-gender marriage and others are under extreme pressure to do so. It’s like watching the childhood game of standing dominoes on end next to each other, pushing one over against a second one, and watching them fall one by one.

Not only are states capitulating but church groups are doing a similar shift. In at least one mainline denomination there are clergy who have vowed to violate the denomination’s position on same-gender sexual practices by doing same-gender marriages!

It is a fact that our culture has defied Almighty God’s position on the value of human life and moral responsibility. This has resulted in an overwhelming flood of immorality taking place. All ages are adopting a philosophy of “Sex is fun with anyone, or more than one at the same time, anywhere and at any time.”

The ruins of the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are a mute reminder that God will not be mocked. At this point in time there is no remorse that we have consistently violated His standards for a stable, serene, sensible, secure, and saintly society!

Is anyone willing to make a sign that reads, “Here lies another nation that thought it could establish its own moral standards and survive!”? A very qualified person to do this would be Kathleen Kane, Attorney General of Pennsylvania, who has said she will not oppose efforts to overturn the present ban on same-gender marriage in the Commonwealth. As is the case with a growing number, she will discover too late that God’s standard and boundaries for marriage between one male and one female have not changed since the time He put a mighty universe together by spoken command!

Still contending at, blogging at, and warning at

Clayton D. Harriger, Pastor

NOTE: Copies were sent to the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, the Altoona Mirror, the Punxsutawney Spirit, and the Indiana Gazette. The one sent to the Johnstown T-D was not quite as long and did not contain a reference to the PA AG, mainly because it made the letter over 250 words and the T-D is quite legalistic about that number :-(

Are they ashamed that they have committed abomination? Nay, they are not at all ashamed, neither know they what it is to blush. Therefore they shall fall among them that fall; at the time that I visit them they shall stumble, saith Jehovah. Thus saith Jehovah: Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the ancient paths, which is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk [therein]. Also I have set watchmen over you:—Hearken ye to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken. --- Jeremiah 6:15-17 (Darby Translation)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Is Opening a Potential Can of Worms!

"…….BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the General Assembly calls upon the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to affirm the faith, baptism and spiritual gifts of all Christians regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and that neither is grounds for exclusion from fellowship or service within the church, but we celebrate that all are part of God’s good creation; and……"--- statement in proposed Resolution GA 1327 to be considered by the General Assembly during July 2013 gathering in Orlando FL

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly will be meeting in Orlando FL July 13 through July 17. At that time an extremely critical resolution is to be considered.

At first glance a read through the opening “whereas” statements would lead one to conclude that this is an excellent declaration.

But hold on a minute before reaching a conclusion on the merits of the opening statements. As you proceed, you come to the affirming part – it is here that things get interesting as the can opener peels off the lid on that can of worms and the slimy things seek to get out of the can!

Look very carefully at the following words: “….BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the General Assembly calls upon the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to affirm the faith, baptism and spiritual gifts of all Christians regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and that neither is grounds for exclusion from fellowship or service within the church, but we celebrate that all are part of God’s good creation; and….”

It is obvious that the statement is saying no matter what your sexual orientation (and by implication, your sexual practices) may be, it is morally acceptable to us within the church! Sodomy and lesbianism are OK and we have no right to object to such practices on the part of those who are so “oriented.” Further, that those who practice same-sex intimacy should not be excluded from serving in various positions within the church, including that of being a pastor.

Watch out – here is where the worms start pouring out of the can.

Suppose a person is “sexually oriented” to molest small children – it brings him a real thrill each time he does it. The statement is clear – this guy must be affirmed since we do that “regardless of their sexual orientation!”

Suppose a family is “sexually oriented” wherein the parents are sexually intimate with their children and the siblings within the family are sexually intimate with each other. What to do? Simply affirm their faith “regardless of their sexual orientation!”

Suppose a young man in his 20’s is “sexually oriented” to rape young girls – that is his greatest pleasure in life, therefore who are we to object as to how his genes are programed? In order to be consistent, we must affirm his “faith” also if he chooses to be active within our fellowship and we must welcome him, must we not?

Let’s not forget Penelope – her “sexual orientation” involves her German Shepherd, Spike! She enjoys sexual escapades with him on a regular basis. She readily admits that she is a bit different but on basis of a church resolution, insists that she should be able to serve on the board of the church and on the Social Committee – particularly the subcommittee on Socializing with Animals!

Hang on – we’re not done yet – suppose there are those married couples who are “sexually oriented” to play musical beds with members of the opposite sex! You know, this thing of having an “open marriage.” Their dominating philosophy is “variety is the spice of life.” No choice here – we must affirm them without objection. Perhaps, if given the chance, they can serve as teachers and show the ladies Bible class how to really live in this world!

Yes, yes I already know - some of the activities previously mentioned are considered illegal -- criminal acts in which you can be charged, brought to trial and maybe do some prison time. Well, it's time to petition state legislatures to change the laws on such matters - a person can't help it if they are "sexually oriented" to do things that may be considered against the law. So, in addition to a resolution that urges our church people to full acceptance of all persons no matter what their "sexual orientation" may be, we may have to bring about changes in our justice system as well!

Let’s keep this thing in proper balance and cover all the bases when it comes to affirming the faith of all regardless of sexual orientation. How can we object? If we try to appeal to the Bible by saying that some aforementioned sexual activity is sinful, then we have to also include sodomy and lesbianism as being not merely sinful, but an abomination in the sight of God. After all, that’s how He identifies such activity in His Word.

Actually there is not one single statement in the entire revelation given to us by God in which the practices of sodomy and lesbianism or others as mentioned above have His approval and blessing.

Further, God established the institution of marriage with specific boundaries, involving one male and one female within the holy covenant of marriage. It is only within this covenant relationship that sexual intimacy is expressed and experienced with God’s approval – any kind of sexual activity outside the marriage covenant is totally condemned. In all of Scripture there is not one place that indicates God has altered His standard as to what marriage is and who the persons are whom He joins together to be one flesh!

Is it not strange that the subject of repentance from sin is never mentioned in the proposed resolution? Oooops! I forgot – the word repent is a word that is intentionally banished from the vocabulary of most churches these days.

The trends taking place in the denominations being what they are, we can expect the worms to begin crawling soon after the General Assembly bash and acceptance of GA 1327 in Orlando FL in July 2013!

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! --- Isaiah 5:20 (ASV)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Boy Scouts Send Inconsistent Message – Is It OK or Is It Not?

The Boy Scouts of America (May 23, 2013 in Grapevine TX) voted on Thursday to lift a ban on openly gay scouts that had been in place throughout the organization's 103-year history, capping weeks of intense lobbying on both sides, the group said in a statement. --- internet news release
Well, they went and did it after months of mounting pressure which included large church groups such as the United Methodist Church and the Church of Latter-day Saints that sponsor a rather substantial number of scouting units. Young scouts that are sodomite oriented are now permitted to become members of a Boy Scout troop. The ban was lifted due to a vote of more than 60 per cent of the leaders in their gathering at Grapevine TX on May 23, 2013. However, it was emphasized that there is still a ban on adults being Scout leaders if they are of sodomite orientation. This poses a rather critical issue – how is it that sodomy is OK for the young ones who are members of a troop of Scouts, but it is not OK for a Scout leader to be of sodomite orientation?

Our culture has been under pressure for years to accept same-sex activity as being just as normal as sexual intimacy between a male and a female. Some states have already passed legislation in which two sodomites can legally marry each other and likewise it is the same for two lesbians who want to be married.

Now for a time of “meddling” by bringing Almighty God, our Creator, into this mix! God has given us a complete revelation about Himself and the moral laws which He has established for us human beings. In regard to our sexuality, God has explicitly drawn the boundary lines as to what is acceptable and what is not. According to God’s standards, sexual intimacy is acceptable only within the covenant of marriage involving a man and a woman!

There are a lot of sexual violations taking place around the clock throughout this chaotic world including fornication, adultery, incest, sodomy, lesbianism, bestiality, rape, and sexual abuse of children and youth. There are those who attempt to justify sodomy and lesbianism by a twisted and perverted interpretation of the Scriptures. One vain example of such is the attempt to paint David and Saul’s son, Jonathan, as sodomite lovers! But when one becomes honest and open in regard to the total revelation God has made available to us through His Holy Spirit, not one statement can be found where He places His stamp of approval on sodomite and lesbian activity or any of the other sexual violations previously mentioned!

God gave us a very powerful and blessed gift in our sexuality which can so easily be abused and perverted. But when experienced and enjoyed within the covenant of marriage as God originally intended, it is indeed the highest and the best. Unfortunately, a majority of Boy Scout leaders have failed to see this issue as God views it. The price to be paid for such a debacle has yet to take place! It is simply a further demonstration as to how it is in the “land of the free and the home of the brave” – who in the world pays any attention to God and what He has to say about human beings, their relationships, their behavior patterns, and their responsibilities during these days of mass confusion?

And so the question still remains -- how is it OK for young lads to be sodomite oriented and be accepted as members of a Boy Scout troop, but adults who are sodomite oriented cannot be Scout leaders? Explanation please!

They knew God but did not praise and thank him for being God. Instead, their thoughts were pointless, and their misguided minds were plunged into darkness. While claiming to be wise, they became fools. They exchanged the glory of the immortal God for statues that looked like mortal humans, birds, animals, and snakes. For this reason God allowed their lusts to control them. As a result, they dishonor their bodies by sexual perversion with each other. These people have exchanged God's truth for a lie. So they have become ungodly and serve what is created rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen! For this reason God allowed their shameful passions to control them. Their women have exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. Likewise, their men have given up natural sexual relations with women and burn with lust for each other. Men commit indecent acts with men, so they experience among themselves the punishment they deserve for their perversion. --- Romans 1:21-27 (God’s Word translation)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

W PA Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Sets Another Record!

The Western Pennylvania Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will meet at Grove City College in Grove City PA on the dates of Thursday, June 13th through Sunday, June 16th. All clergy are required to be in attendance. The service of ordination will be held on the morning of June 16th and will last approximately 3 hours. --- gleaned from information sent to W PA Conference delegates.
Well, they did it again! The first year they did it was back in 2005 and then again in 2006. They took a year off in 2007 and then did it again in 2008. They have had a number of years off now, but will do it again this year on June 16, 2013! What is this, you ask? All pastors of the United Methodist Church of the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference will be at the closing session of the conference at Grove City College on Father’s Day, June 16, 2013. That is the day of ordination and all pastors, including retired elders such as I, are expected to be present. It’s about a 3 hour session or so.

The first year they pulled this debacle I wrote to the bishop and as expected, there was no response. I also wrote the second year and again, no response.

Question: how many churches can you name, independent or denominational that have had their pastors off somewhere on something by way of some outside activity and not in their pulpits on Father’s Day? How many United Methodist Conferences can you name that have done this kind of thing that qualifies as a major foul-up of the first magnitude?

Yes, the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference stands in a class all by itself on this! All we have to do is come up with a name for that class – difficult to do, as there is probably not a word in the English language yet to really define such a thing!

The issue in this is whether or not Father’s Day is an important date on the church calendar and worthy of time and attention in a nation where the ranks of dead-beat dads are growing year by year – you know, those guys who think nothing of fathering a child and then take off to let the impregnated female to fend for herself – all those “Baby, I love you -- I’ll love you forever!” statements in the heat of passion now mean absolutely nothing! The Bible does have some things to say about fatherhood and responsibility that falls directly on the shoulders of fathers, does it not?

By scheduling a conference session on Father’s Day and requiring all clergy to be present (and absent from their pulpits) the conference administration is sending a message – Father’s Day isn’t worth the ink which was required to print the name on the date of June 16th on the 2013 calendar where the name appears.

Yes, yes, I know – the defense is likely that scheduling with the college was limited in time and those few days in June ending on June 16th were the only days available in which the conference could be held. There is absolutely no law that says that the conference has to be held over through Father’s Day and an ordination service can be scheduled at other times.

As a result of such a fiasco as this, hundreds of fathers will not get to have that special day with their families and hundreds of pastors will not have the opportunity to observe this very special day in their churches.

A few of us, and maybe just a very few, still hold that Father’s Day is on an equal level with Mother’s Day in terms of importance and each of those days should be observed in churches with an equal amount of zeal. In over half a century of ministry I never missed a Father’s Day service. Further, I have probably conducted more Father’s Day services than any other pastor in the W PA Annual Conference mainly due to the fact that I chose to turn down a station appointment and to stay with a circuit of small congregation churches. The total of those services which I conducted on Father’s Day comes to 139. This June 16th will make #140 although as an ordained elder, I am supposed to be in attendance at the session of the Western PA Annual Conference on June 16th. But I will be conducting a Father’s Day service at Gipsy Christian Church in Gipsy PA. No brag, just plain ordinary fact!

In one of those letters to the bishop I asked that if this situation were occurring on Mother’s Day, would the conference hold the session, do the ordination, and require attendance on part of all pastors? I then said, “We both know the answer to that, do we not?”

I rest my case!

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath, but bring them up in the instruction and discipline of the Lord. [Ephesians 6:4 - Wesley NT]

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. [Colossians 3:21 - Wesley NT]

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Shameful Day for Washington DC?

The news release mentioned that the present resident of the White House was “visibly frustrated” and that he “decried the defeat of the measure as parents of victims of last year's Newtown school shootings and former congresswoman Gabby Giffords looked on.” This bit of drama took place in the aftermath of the vote in the Senate in which the expanded background check on gun sales was defeated by a vote of 54 to 46. 60 votes were needed for the amendment to be adopted. In the Rose Garden setting it was noted that "All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington."

Depending on whose ox was gored in the voting, remarks were made either in support of or against more gun control legislation.

The tragedy, however, is in the remark about it being a shameful day in Washington because of the way the vote went. In their ignorance the members of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government fail to realize that every day has been a shameful day for Washington DC for decades over time!

Even as zealous gun control advocates lamented the way the vote went today in the U.S. Senate they did not recognize another very critical happening which took place throughout the day. Even as the vote was being processed in the Senate chamber a number of unborn children were being brutally mutilated and murdered at different locations throughout our republic. And as the day comes to a close the tally of innocent victims will be in the hundreds!

But these high profile people in the three powerful branches of the United States government do not care – in fact, most are in support of the daily massacre of hundreds of unborn children. Further, the present resident of the White House will vigorously oppose any effort to restrict the practice of exterminating thousands of unborn children each week of the year!

It is nothing short of hypocrisy of the first magnitude to focus on alleged violence and loss of life due to use of firearms but not give a second of time to constructively eliminate the violence that takes the lives of hundreds of the unborn each week day. The tragedy is compounded when it is recognized that the people who commit these mass murders are never charged with a crime and become extremely wealthy as a result of the murders which they have been guilty of committing.

It is one of many glaring inconsistencies in our culture – a person spends a lot of time and work in developing skills that are to be used to benefit and enhance human health, but then turns around and uses those skills to further advance the bloody tally of the United States’ version of Holocaust!

The question of all questions is this: what will all these people do when Almighty God Who forms each conceived human being in his/her mother’s womb openly shows His intense displeasure with our insane policy of establishing a “constitutional right” to destroy an unborn child by deliberate choice?

For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye thoroughly execute justice between a man and his neighbor; if ye oppress not the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your own hurt: then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, from of old even for evermore. Jeremiah 7:5-7 (ASV)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Hypocrisy Rears Its Ugly Head During Issue of Gun Violence and Gun Control!

Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie. (Source: Wikipedia)
Hypocrisy has reared its big ugly head in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre which took place in Connecticut in mid-December of 2012. A majority of media people, a bunch of politicians and not a few church leaders are jumping on the “ban guns/high capacity magazines” bandwagon. Have you noticed how shooting incidents now get high profile news coverage? And states such as Connecticut and Colorado have dominated news information since enacting what has been referred to as the strictest gun control measures in the entire nation? The media are really feasting on this! And did you notice the emphasis in the graphic above in which statistics are noted as related to deaths by gun violence in the U.S. and military combat deaths?

Where is the hypocrisy in all this, you ask? For starters, on the very same day of the Sandy Hook massacre, hundreds of unborn children were brutally mutilated and murdered – not a couple or three dozen or so, but hundreds! The diligent media that is so rabid in reporting gun violence never gave so much as a teeny bit of a hint in regard to the violent deaths of those unborn children, did they? Connecticut, by the way, has one of the highest abortion rates in the entire nation – 20 for every thousand women each year! In fact, a number of states in the northeast which suffered great devastation due to Hurricane Sandy have extremely high abortion rates.

The campaign is under way to make our schools safer for children, so the gun control advocates claim. But they suddenly develop a case of lockjaw when it comes to speaking out and making the country safer so that about 25,000 unborn children are not violently killed each week of the year!

The present resident of the White House has been aggressively pushing for more and more gun control and in his rhetoric declares that we need to take steps to reduce gun violence and loss of human life as a result of such violence. Yet at the same time this man is an ardent supporter of the present national policy that permits a million or more unborn children to be violently murdered each year!

While a member of the Illinois legislature Obama was instrumental in blocking legislation intended to require lifesaving treatment be given to an infant that just happened to survive an abortion attempt on its life. Yes, once in a great while a small number do survive that hellish procedure. But so far as Obama was concerned, let them lay on a table until they die – do not so much as lift your pinky finger to help them! No doubt about it – we are witnessing hypocrisy in its most decadent form – we cry out for more gun control – we say the gun violence must stop but we don’t let one syllable come out of the mouth in protest against violence that takes the lives of hundreds of unborn children each day.

Have you ever seen a photo of the dismembered remains of an unborn child that was brutally torn to pieces by a guy wearing a white coat with the erroneous letters “M.D.” stitched behind his name? For some strange reason the media people, pro-abortion politicians, zealous supporters of abortion on demand, and indifferent church leaders vehemently object to the public exposure of photos which underscore the horrors of the United States’ unique version of Holocaust.

The graphic at the beginning quoted a figure of 305,493 deaths from gun violence from year 2001 through year 2010. How many unborn children were deliberately murdered during those years? You do not think in terms of a few hundred thousand -- escalate your calculation in terms of millions. Grand total since the insane Supreme Court decision of 1973 stating it is a "constitutional right" for a female to choose to have her unborn child dismembered and murdered is over 55 million victims!

But this “shedding of innocent blood” (a Bible term) will definitely come to an end at some point in the future. However, it is highly unlikely it will come by state and federal level legislation – the hardness of heart is too deeply entrenched for that possibility. Rather it will come by the direct intervention of Almighty God Who forms all conceived children in the womb for a high and holy purpose. We are not going to want to be within the boundaries of this republic when that intervention takes place!

The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. --- Matthew 24:50, 51 (KJV)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Just When We Have Sunk As Low As a Society Can Go, We Manage to Dig Our Pit of Depravity Even Deeper!

A breaking news headline (Jan 24, 2013) has informed us with the exciting revelation that the Pentagon is lifting the ban on women being directly involved in combat operations. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in releasing the information stated that it was “the responsibility of every citizen to protect the nation.” And the present resident of the White House had to say something too – in his words the decision to involve females in direct combat circumstances would “be another step toward fulfilling our nation’s founding ideals of fairness and equality.”

We have dug a pit of depravity for ourselves that is about as deep as it can possibly be with our lack of respect for human life – that is, the intentional destruction of thousands of unborn children every week. A recent poll has indicated that most United States citizens want this carnage to continue and to preserve the ruling of Roe v. Wade intact, which is what the nation’s top elected “leader” wants also! But we have managed to make the pit a bit deeper in the bizarre announcement that now women will be able to have direct participation in military combat operations. You have already read the insane comments of two persons who are supposed to be in positions of leadership.

In older times when wisdom, common sense, and deep God-fearing moral convictions dominated the mindset of those elected to lead our republic, it was believed that men did the fighting in military conflict when that became a very nasty necessity. While women served in the military, it was always out of harm’s way as much as possible. It was a commonly held belief that a nation did everything it could to protect the women and the children in the event of armed conflict. And who was to do the protecting? The answer was simple – the men!

Having been trained a long, long time ago on how to use weapons against an enemy and how to tear an enemy up with a bayonet in the ugly “hand to hand” stuff, it is impossible for me to try to visualize what it would be like to be alongside a female while trading bullets with an enemy a few yards away. Personally, I am afraid I would be greatly distracted by worrying about her well being and protection in the midst of all the action. Yeah, that’s the male chauvinist coming out of me! I still believe in trying to be a gentleman and treat a lady like a lady – I still open doors in public places for a lady entering or leaving a building.

But the very worst thing in this "grand opportunity" of sending women into full combat operations is something that our “leaders” have not seriously thought about or they are so hopelessly brainwashed into the delusion that a “woman can do anything a man can do and probably do it better.” Want to think for a moment what will happen to those females if they happen to be captured by the enemy? Sit down and write some of the details as to what will transpire. Oh, make sure you warn the reader that what they are about to read carries a XXX rating!

However, that really doesn’t matter now, does it? We have taken “another step toward fulfilling our nation’s founding ideals of fairness and equality.”

Oh, by the way - on that matter of a woman being able to do anything a man can do, and probably do it better anyway -- I have yet to see a female on the starting lineup and playing the position of nose tackle on even one of the NFL teams - have you?

Wives, be in subjection unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord...But as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it...Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself…. --- Ephesians 5:22, 24, 25, 28

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Another Happening on December 14, 2012 Is Ignored and Vehemently Denied!

Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; besides his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah. --- 2 Kings 21:16

On December 14, 2012 in Newtown CT Adam Lanza, 20 years old, entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and shot 20 children and 6 adults to death. This tragic happening not only shook our republic but many other nations in this world as well.

The media immediately went into “shark in bloody water mode” with a constant stream of reports from the massacre scene and a barrage of statements issued by persons who had some kind of position somewhere within the borders of the United States! And it actually continues to an extent a month later. Our local NBC affiliate in Johnstown PA (WJAC TV) makes its pilgrimage to Newtown CT on a repetitive basis to dredge up something – sort of like a vulture returning to the bones to get that very last piece of rotting flesh on the rib cage!

Now then, do you realize this – that on that very same day hundreds (not just dozens) – yes, hundreds – perhaps as many as 3,000 innocent unborn children were intentionally mutilated and murdered in their so-called “mothers’” wombs in the “land of the free and the home of the brave?” Yes, it happened on December 14, 2012!

Answer me – how many of our diligent media reported this far greater massacre that took place on December 14, 2012? How many of our high profile elected officials pointed out this abomination as they prattled on and on about the shooting of small children and adults in a school in Connecticut?

And of course, as could have been expected, the anti-gun campaign began with such intensity that it would make a presidential campaign seem like an amateur contest in its earliest stages! Again, elected officials led the way with declarations of the need to ban guns or at the very least so restrict gun owners that owning a gun is about the worst thing you can be guilty of doing and you need to pay some kind of exorbitant price for such an offense.

Mr. Obama was quick to jump on the anti-gun bandwagon with all sorts of statements issued including the not so veiled threat to use executive “power” in order to bring a high degree of control on the availability and use of firearms.

But in all the flood of words that spewed forth from all officials (self-appointed and otherwise) including the present resident of the White House, did you hear one word of concern about the massacre of hundreds of innocent unborn children on December 14, 2012?

While the media has overwhelmed us with talk about banning guns and reducing violence as a result of usage of those horrible gadgets, have there been any proposals from our elite leadership about banning the tools used to rip apart an unborn child so that the pieces are scattered out on a table and a “doctor” (term used very loosely) takes an inventory so that he/she is certain everything is accounted for – before the pieces are then discarded as casually as throwing a tissue into the garbage can after blowing one’s nose into that tissue?

The greatest tragedy of all in this matter is not the killing of persons in a place in the state of Connecticut or even the daily destruction of hundreds of unborn children in a republic known as the United States of America – the ultimate tragedy is that we have leadership (political and church) so blind and so ignorant that they fail to realize that the God Who formed this mighty universe by mere spoken command is going to make His response to this massive “shedding of innocent blood” that has been going on for forty years as of January 22, 2013!

No culture in the past has practiced the “shedding of innocent blood” and gotten off without incalculable consequences – in fact they now lie in ruins somewhere in this dismal world. It is a guarantee that the United States will prove to be no exception!

And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became as blood; and the stars of the heaven fell unto the earth, as a fig tree casts her unripe figs when she is shaken of a great wind. And the heaven was removed as a scroll when it is rolled up; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and the chief captains, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains; and they say to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: for the great day of their wrath is come; and who is able to stand?” --- Revelation 6:12-17