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Eugene Holmes #fundie google.com.au

Kim Davis inspires NC mayoral candidate to jail gays: ‘What’s wrong with eradicating homosexuals?’

A mayoral candidate in a small Charlotte suburb wants to “eradicate” homosexuality and throw LGBT people in jail, the Kings Mountain Herald reports.

Eugene Holmes, who is running for mayor of Kings Mountain, says he doesn’t want to be mayor, but he’s running because of his anti-gay views. He views Kentucky clerk Kim Davis as something of a role model.

“In my administration I would do just like Mrs. Davis did in Kentucky,” Holmes said. “If you elect me, I’ll uphold the law of the state of North Carolina. I would get the D.A. to swear out a warrant on any man who says he’s gay. Sodomy is a crime, a felony in the state of North Carolina.”

Holmes said he’s a member of the Church of God and also the Promise Keepers, a men’s religious organization.

“What’s wrong with eradicating homosexuals? We should jail them, throw them all in jail!” Holmes told the Herald.

Holmes has been jailed plenty himself. He was arrested in March for disorderly conduct and trespassing after he went to the Family Worship Center church in Kings Mountain and shouted derogatory and inflammatory things about the LGBT community, then refused to leave when asked, reports the Shelby Star.

Holmes wrote his own version of the incident up and gave it to the Star, which they printed:

(I) went to the Church of God (Family Worship Center) in Kings Mountain to request the Pastor Woodward let me talk to the men Sunday school class, for the promise keepers is a man thing,” Holmes writes in the letter. “I talked to Miss Woodward and hand her my business card and asked to speak to Brother Woodward. She started hollering ‘You are not going to talk to anyone here and to get out of the building,’ so I went outside. At that time the pastor and about 15 people was outside hullowing that they were queer and I ask the brother Woodward what about same-sex marriage indicated that there was nothing wrong with two men and two women defiling the holy matrimony of marriage.

The letter indicates he tried to make a citizen’s arrest at the church.

Holmes apparently doesn’t have any other plans for what he’d do as mayor, other than targeting the LGBT community. As of the Herald’s interview last week, he wasn’t worried about the economy because he believed “Wall Street is going to blow up” anyway. He expected the destruction to come as part of a “blood moon” omen on Sunday.

Holmes also wants to ban alcohol, divorce and all immigration to the U.S., the Herald reports.

He has apparently spent time in prison for felony theft and larceny convictions aside from his March arrest, the Herald reports.

Holmes was placed in a psychiatric ward for treatment after a judge found he needed evaluation following charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He says he was diagnosed as suffering from “religious hallucinations.”

This isn’t Holmes’ first foray into politics. He’s tried to run for the North Carolina House last year, but was rejected because of his felony convictions.

In his spare time, Holmes likes to pray and convert strangers, the Herald reports. If he’s elected, it sounds like he’ll still have plenty of time for that, according to his own assessment.

“The mayor doesn’t do much, in my eyes,” he told the Herald. “He just collects a paycheck. But (incumbent mayor Rick Murphrey) hasn’t had any competition in the other elections and I wanted to see what I could do. If I’m elected, it will be we the people who run the show.”

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The Refiner's Fire #fundie google.com.au

Evil Bible Allegation: Exodus 22:18 God orders the death of witches, sorceresses and anyone who practices magic. Sadly enough, this verse was justification for the Inquisition.

The Refiner's Fire Response:

What man does that is bad for mankind is his OWN fault. Man is his own worst enemy because he has a limited human mindset. God has tried, from the beginning, to steer man in the RIGHT direction, showing man what is and isn't good for him. From the beginning, God told us that He hates witchcraft, magic, card reading and anything else that dupes people into believing in "other gods".

Leviticus 20:6 says God will separate himself from those who go after mediums and familiar spirits.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 says that practicing witchcraft, sorcery, soothsaying, interpreting omens, making spells, and being a medium or spiritist, are all terrible sins to God.

Deuteronomy 18:9-11 "Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft..."

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Donald Trump #fundie google.com.au

President Trump Touts His Accomplishments in Thanksgiving Message

President Trump wished Americans a happy Thanksgiving early Thursday morning on Twitter, but didn’t waste any time before boasting about his track record in the same tweet.

“HAPPY THANKSGIVING, your Country is starting to do really well,” he wrote. “Jobs coming back, highest Stock Market EVER, Military getting really strong, we will build the WALL, V.A. taking care of our Vets, great Supreme Court Justice, RECORD CUT IN REGS, lowest unemployment in 17 years….!”

He followed up with another tweet: “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

Four hours later, Trump posted what appeared to be an official White House video to Twitter. In it, he recited the history of the holiday and wished Americans a “blessed and joyful Thanksgiving.”

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/933720598383026176

He also made reference to challenges America has faced in the last year. “We pray for the Americans impacted by the devastating storms and wildfires that struck our nation. We mourn for the victims of the horrible shootings that stole so many innocent lives. And we thank God for the police, firefighters, paramedics and rescue workers who put themselves in harm’s way to save others.”

At the end of the video, he reiterated some of the claims of his earlier tweet. “Our country is doing very well,” he said. “Our stock market has hit a new all-time high, unemployment is at a 17-year low, we’ve created $5.5 trillion worth of values. We are doing something very special. People are feeling it. The enthusiasm in this country has never been higher. We are very very happy on this Thanksgiving day.”

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Roy Moore #fundie google.com.au

After reading Martin Niemöller’s poem “First They Came For The Socialists…,” Moore decided to write his own version in honor of Davis: “Ladies in gentlemen, we can say the same thing today. They came for the bakers, I didn’t bake cakes. They came for the florists, but I didn’t deal with flowers. They came for the little clerk down in Kentucky by the name of Kim Davis, but I’m not a clerk, I have nothing do with issuing licenses. Then they came for me, and nobody was left.”

“This will touch every person in this room, every child in this room eventually,” he said of Obergefell. “This opinion is not like other opinions that have been issued.”

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David J. Stewart #fundie google.com.au

Hebrews 9:24-26, “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now ONCE in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” Jesus' blood applied to the Mercy Seat in Heaven is all-sufficient.

Jesus only needed to offer Himself as a sacrifice once. This is what is wrong with the Catholic crucifix... they keep Jesus on the cross. In the Catholic mass, participants actually believe they are digesting the literal body and blood of Jesus Christ each time. This is why Mel Gibson's film, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, portrays Jesus being brutally whipped, punched and beaten every step of the way (which no human being could survive). Gibson's movie caters to the Catholic mass, in which they believe Jesus is continually sacrificed again and again. Yet the Bible proclaims that Jesus died ONCE. They call this the doctrine of transubstantiation, which is unscriptural. Jesus is NO longer on the cross.

Also, every crucifix I've ever seen makes Jesus' look decrepit and sickly. Our Lord was a carpenter, and they didn't have power tools back then. Jesus was a strong man, healthy, and not some sissified looking wimp. Catholics have some strange ideas of Christ.

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Navigator #fundie google.com.au

The plain truth is women are meant to be dominated by males, and if a woman wears provocative clothing, if she does not behave in a modest manner, then if a male desires her, then a male may in fact rape her to take what he wishes from her. This doesn’t mean her family cannot exact revenge on the rapist if they have the strength to do so, but if they do not, then the family and the woman simply has to accept the fact that a man chose to lay with her, she could not stop him, and to just get over it. It is just SEX. It is not perverted. It is just sex and through the centuries women have had to deal with the real danger of being raped; this is NOT a new concept.

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Navigator #fundie google.com.au

Should rape be legalized?

Rape should be legal. It is this simple. A woman is a sexual object. In modern society women have been guided into a false sense of security, leading them to believe they are safe sexually in a male dominated world.

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Navigator #fundie google.com.au

If you get raped, take a hot shower, put on some clean clothes, even cry a little bit, but then wash your face and move on. Life is not fair it is often cruel and continuing to be depressed about it is beyond childish. That’s the bottom line.

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Victor #fundie google.com.au

Yes, they're too many false accusations it seems, plus they want it of course, after leading on men and such for centuries. From the beginning of humanity, before laws, rape only allowed humanity to thrive, unlike murder. Sex gives life, murder gives death, very simple concept thinking literally.

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David J. Stewart #fundie google.com.au

Everything that I own, do, or am belongs to God. When I sin, the Lord says, “That's on me, I paid for that!” (1st John 2:1-2). This is why we read in Matthew 25:40, “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Jesus considers any good or bad, done for or against a child of God, as if it were done unto Him personally. What a loyal Savior! What a precious friend that sticketh closer than a brother! Ah, listen my friend, I highly recommend that you treat Christians nicely.

And whatever you do, don't ever hurt a child of God. Contrary to popular belief, the following Scripture applies primarily to Christians, not children. Matthew 18:6, “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Not all children believe in Christ, and all young children have not yet reached the age of enlightenment (i.e., old enough to understand receiving or rejecting Christ as Savior). To BELIEVE on Christ, a child must be old enough to understand the concept of sin against God, and that Christ died on the cross for their sins, and raised up bodily three days later. Obviously, this Scripture is referring to Christians. It would be silly to claim that God cares about saved children more than unsaved children, which is exactly what you would be claiming if you said that this passage refers to children. Granted, there is no doubt that children are precious to God, and anyone who harms an innocent child will be fully held accountable by God on judgment day!!!

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Donald Trump #fundie google.com.au

On Lindsay Lohan:

In an appearance on Stern's show in December 2004, Trump initiated a conversation about actress Lindsay Lohan, who was 18 at the time.

"What do you think of Lindsay Lohan?" Trump asked Stern.

"I think she's hot," responded Stern.

"There's something there right?" Trump said. "But you have to like freckles. I've seen a, you know, close up of her chest and a lot of freckles. Are you into freckles?"

"I'm not into freckles, but the red hair thing I like. I like her on the cover of Entertainment Weekly," said Stern.

"Now does the father wreck, does that bother you a little bit?" Trump asked later in the conversation.

"Howard feels that the father being a wreck is a good thing," interjected co-host Robin Quivers.

"Oh yeah, because first of all, if the father's a wreck like the way he is--" Stern said.

"Right," said Trump.

"Can you imagine the sex with this troubled teen?" said Stern.

"Yeah, you're probably right," Trump said. "She's probably deeply troubled and therefore great in bed. How come the deeply troubled women, you know, deeply, deeply troubled, they're always the best in bed?"

Stern responded, "Because they're looking for love, they're looking for positive affirmation, they're looking for a father figure who will love them and tell them they're wonderful and they'll never be enough. No matter how many times you tell them they're beautiful, no matter how many times you tell them you love them they want to suck it up more. They would drain you like a vampire until your head caved in if they could get more love."

A representative for Lohan told CNN in an email, "Right now, Lindsay is choosing to focus on the positive things happening in her life and has decided to disregard the comments made about her by Presidential nominee Donald Trump. She is focusing on helping children around the world in need and that's where her passion is."

Trump continued in the interview, "Well I have a friend Howard who's actually like a great Playboy, I mean, I don't say this about men, this guy does very well. He runs silent, runs deep as they say, like a submarine. He will only look for a crazy woman. He says, 'Donald, Donald, please, please, I only want the crazy women.'"

"They're desperate," adds Stern.

"What is this guy all about," said Trump. "But for some reason, what I said is true. It's just unbelievable. You don't want to be with them for long term, but for the short term there's nothing like it."

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Vladimir Zhirinovsky #fundie google.com.au

Many Russians regard Zhirinovsky as a clownish figure who makes outspoken statements to grab attention but he is also widely viewed as a faithful servant of Kremlin policy, sometimes used to float radical opinions to test public reaction.

"Relations between Russia and the United States can't get any worse. The only way they can get worse is if a war starts," said Zhirinovsky, speaking in his huge office on the 10th floor of Russia's State Duma, or lower house of parliament.

"Americans voting for a president on Nov. 8 must realize that they are voting for peace on Planet Earth if they vote for Trump. But if they vote for Hillary it's war. It will be a short movie. There will be Hiroshimas and Nagasakis everywhere."

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In other comments that have delighted Moscow, Trump has questioned the value of NATO for Washington, has spoken ambiguously about Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea and suggested that the United States under his leadership would adopt a more isolationist foreign policy.

"He (Trump) won't care about Syria, Libya and Iraq and why an earth should America interfere in these countries? And Ukraine. Who needs Ukraine?," said Zhirinovsky, who once counted himself a friend of Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and whose deaths he still laments.

"Trump will have a brilliant chance to make relations more peaceful ... He's the only one who can do this," he said, adding that Trump could even win a Nobel peace prize.

CLINTON "CRAVES POWER"

In contrast, Zhirinovsky described Clinton as "an evil mother-in law" and said her record as secretary of state under Obama in 2009-2013 showed she was unfit to lead her country.

"She craves power. Her view is that Hillary is the most important person on the planet, that America is an exceptional country, as Barack Obama said," said Zhirinovsky. "That's dangerous. She could start a nuclear war."

In typically chauvinistic remarks, Zhirinovsky said Clinton's gender should also bar her from the presidency.

"Most Americans should choose Trump because men have been leading for millions of year. You can't take the risk of having one of the richest, most powerful countries led by a woman president," he said.

Asked about lewd comments Trump made about women in 2005 that have harmed his campaign, Zhirinovsky defended the Republican: "Men all round the world sometimes say such things that are just for their comrades. We must only consider his business (and political) qualities."

Though Putin and Trump have never met, Zhirinovsky said he believed they could establish a close working relationship, adding: "Victory for Trump would be a gift to humanity. But if Hillary Clinton wins it will be the last U.S. president ever."

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Donald Trump #fundie google.com.au

Trump in 2012 on female teachers accused of statutory rape: 'I don't see a lot of damage done'

Donald Trump once dismissed concerns over female teachers having sex with underage male students, saying in a clip that the boys were "going around bragging about it."

In a June 2012 interview with a reporter from the TV show "Extra", Trump is asked what he thinks about "all these teachers having sex with their students." It's unclear which specific case Trump is referencing in the clip.

"Well, I don't think the male students have been hurt by it," Trump replies. "In fact, they're going around bragging about it as I understand it."

"Wow," the reporter says.

"I don't see a lot of damage done," Trump continues, before adding, "But it's a very unusual situation. I would say her husband cannot be happy."

The Trump campaign did not reply to a request for comment.

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David J. Stewart #fundie google.com.au

God only knows how many people have also rejected Jesus Christ as their personal Savior because of Wilder's unbelief. Hell is filled with kind, sweet and honorable people. Yet, there are murderers in Heaven, like Moses and David, and Saul (Paul). You don't go to Hell because you're a sinner. You go to Hell because you reject God's grace that freely offers eternal life to all men by faith in Jesus as the Christ.

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Sadly, the insane world would rather burn in Hell and miss out on all of God's blessings. Please don't miss Heaven! If you want to experience Heaven, which will be the real life fulfillment of all the wonderful euphoric feelings which you've felt if you've ever watched “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” then just receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.

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Creflo Dollar #fundie google.com.au

Church Study Claims Pokemon Is Making Children Gay.

- Creflo Dollar (the man who wanted his congregation to buy him a $65 million private jet last month) and his church, the Creflo Dollar Ministry, have released a "study" claiming that teenages of the late 80's and 90's “had their sexuality warped by Ash and his fruity friends."
- The "study" claims that many of the Pokemon from the video games and cartoon are phallic in nature, causing Poke-Masters to crave the peen.
- Christ News further explains that the show is "directly oriented to pervert adolescents" showcasing "platonic love relationship" between main character Ash and Brock.

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Matt Slick #fundie google.com.au

• On the Pokemon rules website it states, "Carry your Pokmon with you, and you're ready for anything! You've got the power in your hands, so use it!"
• One observer of children playing the game said the children would afterwards mimic the game by summoning the Pokemon to attack others. This is occultic.
• Pokemon are summoned to do battle and to protect. This is equivalent to sorcery.
• Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water are frequent elemental themes found in Pagan religions, witchcraft, and Wicca, and are used heavily in Pokemon.

The spiritual side of the world is real. There are spiritual elements and demonic forces at work, whose purpose is to lead astray and destroy:

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places," (Eph. 6:12).

The enemy is powerful and cunning. The only light we have is the Bible, and we need to follow it and not give ourselves or our children into the hands of those who would introduce occultic principles in a role-playing game. Again, the Bible says...

"But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons," (1 Tim. 4:1).

There is nothing wrong with children having fun and using their imaginations, but when that fun involves the occult it is dangerous. As Christians, we should be very concerned about what our children are involved in since they can be so easily influenced. They don't need the influence of the occult or evolutionary theory to help them towards Christ. They need the truth.

You are over-reacting

Addendum - two months later:

This article has generated some interesting responses. I've been called delusional, bigoted, paranoid, and one who contributes to the decline of society because of my intolerant comments about an innocent and fun child's game. One mother, who claimed to be a Christian, emailed me with heavy complaints and accusations and sought to justify her actions in encouraging her children to watch Pokemon. Well, that is her prerogative.

Have I changed my opinion? Not at all. Am I delusional, bigoted, paranoid, and a contributor to social decay? I certainly hope not. And from what I see in God's word and from what I have seen in Pokemon, I still stand on what I have said.

I expect people to not like it when their comfort zone is rattled, when I don't tote the secular line and salute to "harmless children's games," even when they teach occultism. By the way, I told the Christian mother that the Lord will hold her accountable for how her children are raised. I asked her if she wants to continue to encourage her children to play with cards that teach casting spells, evolution, and controlling forces to do your bidding. She emailed me back and called me some names.

Others have simply assumed a non-Christian perspective and made judgments about me and this article from their non-Christian point of view. That isn't a problem. They are entitled to their opinions, as am I.

Is Pokemon good? I don't think so. Does it contribute to impressionable children accepting occult ideas? Yes, it does.

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David J. Stewart #fundie google.com.au

We are living in times of gross injustice, lack of honesty and evil corruption.

U.S. prisons are filled with Americans citizens, over half for non-violent offenses. Why should tax-payers pay those outrageous bills? We need to do it the Bible way, which is to publicly beat them with a whip. In serious cases, like murder, the death penalty is God's way. Please watch, The Criminal Injustice System (an excellent sermon by Pastor Steve Anderson). It is cruel and unusual punishment (a blatant violation of the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution) to lock a man in a cage for the rest of his life. That is not humane, that's barbaric and cruel! Proverb 12:10b, “but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.” The Bible teaches to do unto other as we would have them do unto us (Matthew 7:12).

We live in a merciless, hateful and throw-away society in America. People want others, who hurt their loved ones, to rot in prison for life without any hope of parole; but then they plead for leniency from the courts, when it's their loved ones on trial, facing hard time for crimes done. It is hypocrisy! Americans lack love, mercy and forgiveness. Inmates are not rehabilitated. They are left to rot. The entire American legal system is evil, unfair and corrupt, and everyone working and profiting from “the system” have innocent blood on their hands from their victims!!! Judges and lawyers destroy people's lives, “just doing their job” so-to-speak, but God will hold them accountable for every word (Matthew 12:36), every dollar (Romans 14:8), every thought (Proverbs 24:12) and every deed (Ecclesiastes 12:14). Romans 14:8b, “We are the Lord's.” The way the heathen court system treats a Christian guilty of a crime is how they treat Jesus, for we are His brethren (Matthew 25:40, 45). If justice does not equal the crime, then it is INJUSTICE. No one ever deserves to be locked in a cage like an animal, never, not for any reason. It is barbarianism and cruel, not God's way.

The Insane U.S. Criminal Injustice System

On June 26, 2015, same-sex PERversion was legalized in all 50 states by the heathen U.S. Supreme Court. This is so sick! The very idea of two men sodomizing each other in the anus is intensely disgusting, highly offensive and utterly barbarian. Unbelievably, as recent as 1962, all 50 states rightfully banned sodomy, punishable by imprisonment and hard labor. In just 53 years our nation has turned from righteousness to wickedness!!! We've gone from light to darkness!!! We've gone from being a culture of Bible-believing churches to a culture of apostate religious institutions!!!

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Keith Strawn #fundie google.com.au

Idaho dad admits he took pregnant 14-year-old daughter to marry her 24-year-old rapist

St. Anthony, Idaho – An Idaho man who took his 14-year-old daughter out of state to marry a 24-year-old man will spend at least 120 days in jail.

Keith Strawn was sentenced on one felony injury to a child charge Tuesday afternoon.

District Judge Greg Moeller ordered Strawn to serve a suspended sentence of four years in prison with two years fixed and two years indeterminate.

Moeller then sentenced Strawn to 120 days in the Fremont County Jail. Strawn will serve 60 days straight with Strawn being eligible for work release the remaining time.

“While you spend those 120 day in jail, perhaps you will think about the 120 days your daughter was in a vile farce of a marriage to a rapist,” Moeller said to Strawn during the sentencing.

In August 2015, Strawn took his 14-year-old daughter and then 24-year-old Aaron Seaton to Missouri to consent in their marriage.

Seaton, now 25, pleaded guilty to a rape charge in April and is believed to have impregnated her. The victim miscarried.

Seaton is serving a 15-year prison sentence.

Court records show Strawn “harbored and protected” Strawn by allowing him to live with his teenage daughter.

“If you get them pregnant then you marry them,” Strawn told Moeller during the hearing.

Strawn’s defense attorney, Douglas Knutson, recommended a sentence of six days in jail and probation.

Knutson told the court that his client’s decision to allow the marriage “might have been a religious motivation.”

“(The victim) told me herself that her father asked her several times during the trip to Missouri, and even the day of the marriage, if it was something she wanted to do,” Knutson said.

Strawn admitted to Moeller that his actions were wrong.

“I love my daughter very much and I would never do anything to intentionally harm her or put her in harm’s way,” Strawn said. “I made the wrong decision, and I made that decision in duress.”

Strawn was originally charged with two felony injury to a child charges and one felony charge of accessory to rape. As part of a plea agreement, the state dismissed two charges and Strawn pleaded guilty to one felony injury to a child charge.

The jail sentence was 110 days more what Fremont County Prosecutor Karl Lewies recommended, which was that Strawn be sentenced to a unified sentence of three years, one fixed and two indeterminate followed by a $3,000 fine. He also recommended that the prison term be suspended and Strawn not serve more then 10 days in jail.

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Matt Slick #fundie google.com.au

Pokemon: What is it?

Pokemon, which is short for "pocket monster," has become a phenomenal success in America among children. There are cartoons and even a movie based upon the Pokemon characters. Almost every child in America is familiar with this fad and owns some form of Pokemon paraphernalia. But, what is Pokemon?

Pokemon was created by Nintendo in Japan in 1996. It is a role-playing game involving cards, Nintendo Game Boy, and TV cartoons. The cards have pictures of different Pokemon on them--more than 150 so far. The Pokemon are supposed to be "monsters" that have special powers and share the world with humans. The idea of the game is to have the children learn how to collect as many Pokemon as possible, train them, and use them against other people's Pokemon by invoking the various abilities of each Pokemon creature. Pokemon can evolve and pass through various levels--100 being the highest. Colored energy cards are sometimes used to aid the Pokemon.

There are four basic types of cards.

1. Basic Pokemon cards which depict creatures that fight for you against other people's Pokemon.
2. Evolution cards depict Pokemon that are able to evolve into more powerful creatures.
3. Energy cards are united with other cards to give the Pokemon more energy needed in carrying out the trainer's orders.
4. Trainer cards are cards used one time and then discarded.

There are different types or categories of Pokemon: Bug, Fighting, Fire, Flying, Dragon, Electric, Ghost, Grass, Ground, Ice, Normal, Poison, Psychic, Rock, and Water. Within each type are several different Pokemon, each possessing various abilities.

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Within the game, evolution is taught repeatedly. There are special stones (Fire, Leaf, Moon, Thunder, and Water) that can be used to force some Pokemon to evolve into more powerful creatures. Of course, after normal development in skill learning, various Pokemon often evolve on their own.

Is Pokemon Dangerous?

Is Pokemon dangerous? Potentially, yes, it is. It conditions the child who plays the game into accepting occult and evolutionary principles. Haunter can hypnotize, eat a person's dreams, and drain their energy. Abra reads minds. Kadabra emits negative energy that harms others. Gastly induces sleep. Gengar laughs at peoples' fright. Nidoran uses poison. The Psychic type of Pokemon are among the strongest in the game. Charmander, Haunter, Ivysaur, Kadabra, and many more evolve. The children are taught to use these creatures to do their will by invoking colored energy cards, fights, and commands. Much of it is reminiscent of occult and eastern mysticism.

The Bible says to "Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it," (Prov. 22:6). 2 Chron. 33:6 says, "And he made his sons pass through the fire in the valley of Ben-hinnom; and he practiced witchcraft, used divination, practiced sorcery, and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger."

I do not see how allowing children to play with games that encourage fighting, reading of minds, use of poison, mimicry, taunting, teleportation, hypnosis, and evolution can be a good thing. This is not training a child to righteousness. It is accepting the occult and secular evolution. Is this what we, as Christians, want our children to meditate on? Of course not.

If children are conditioned to accept these things in youth, then they will be more likely to accept these ideas in adulthood. This leads people away from God's Word and truth and not toward it. This is dangerous to a person's eternal destiny.

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Matt Slick #fundie google.com.au

If Heaven and Hell are the only options, isn’t that a dictatorship?

A dictatorship is an absolute overbearing power, usually in governmental form, where the people in the country have no freedom. But that is not the case with God. Heaven and Hell are the only options available according to Biblical theology. You see, Heaven is the presence of God, and Hell is the absence of God. You are either with God or not with God. There aren't any other options. So, God declaring that these are the options doesn't mean He's a dictator. It means He's informing us of how things really are--that there are only two options available.

Furthermore, people have the freedom to reject God and His great love shown to us in the person of Jesus Christ who was crucified, died, was buried, and rose from the dead for our sins (1 Cor. 15:1-4). If God were a dictator, then He would not allow people to make the choices to either follow Him or reject Him. If God were a dictator, He would force everyone to believe what He wants them to believe. Since God does not do this, He is not a dictator.

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Dr. Tommy Mitchell #fundie google.com.au

Why Is the World Broken?

“Something is terribly wrong with this world. Where’s God in all of this?” If you’ve ever heard these questions, or wondered them yourself, then this article is for you.

It is hard to deny that the world we live in is broken. Terribly broken. We are constantly bombarded with news of senseless shootings and terrorist attacks. Wars continue without end. Natural disasters such as tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods claim many lives each year. Despite our wonderful modern medical technology, thousands and thousands of people die every year of cancer, stroke, diabetes, or some severe infection.

Beyond this, we see greed, poverty, abuse, jealously, racism, and seemingly every possible manifestation of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man. It’s an ugly picture. This world is broken and can’t seem to find its way.

So where is the all-knowing, loving Creator God in the midst of all this pain and suffering?

Denying God

Many people think death and suffering are reasons to deny the very existence of God. They contend that a good God would not, could not, allow all these horrible things to continue. If He exists, if He is indeed a good God, would He not want to stop all these things? Therefore, they reason, God cannot exist. Sometimes they hedge their bets by adding that if He does exist, He cannot be a good God because He continually allows bad things to happen to good people.

Ultimately, though, this is faulty logic. Let’s think it through.

How Did We Get Here?

If God does not exist, how do we explain the physical world around us? If there is no God who created the universe, then where did everything come from? The world’s simple answer is that everything came from nothing. Matter just popped into existence from nowhere. Then over billions of years molecules randomly collided, resulting in the formation of planets and stars and galaxies.

From this lifeless matter sprang life. The first simple cell just assembled itself. Then through random mutation and natural selection (survival of the fittest), life forms became more and more complex until ultimately man came into being. This is called evolution.

No God. Nothing but chemicals banging together over millions of years.

The Basis of Morality

In a universe that is merely the result of random chemical reactions over millions of years, there would be no “god” to whom we are accountable. But in such a universe, a universe without an ultimate moral authority, how are right and wrong, good and bad, determined? In the final analysis, how are moral judgments made? Who decides? The answer is, everybody decides for himself or herself what is right and wrong.

Charles Darwin understood this. In his autobiography, Darwin wrote, “A man who has no assured and ever-present belief in the existence of a personal God or of a future existence with retribution and reward, can have for the rule of his life, as far as I can see, only to follow those impulses and instincts which are the strongest or which seem to him the best ones.” So in a universe without God, morality is up for grabs. Everybody gets to set his or her own moral standards.

Good People and a Broken World

When people deny the existence of God because of all the death and suffering they see, they have a problem. Even if evolution were true, the world is still broken. So if you can’t blame God, then whom do you blame?

You see, most people think they themselves are good, or at least better or more deserving than the many bad people they see around them. Therefore, they reason, it is unfair that bad things happen to them. Often they also say it is unfair that bad things happen to others they think are good or innocent.

However, without God, these same people have no basis for determining good and bad other than their own opinion. Further, it is inconsistent to claim that people are basically good and then complain about the death and suffering humans inflict on each other. After all, wouldn’t that mean that good people are suffering at the hands of other basically good people?

God Is Unfair?

People are generally quick to make God a scapegoat. He gets the blame for everything from cancer to murder to tsunamis. If the suffering we see is evidence that God is cruel or unfair, then why isn’t the good we see equally evidence that God is loving and just? After all, we see lots of good in the world. Children are rescued from burning buildings, people donate organs to strangers, food banks feed the homeless, volunteers work in nursing homes, and the list goes on.

It seems people never take the blame. Just the credit.

Okay, So What Is the Problem?

Yes, it is obvious that there is suffering in the world, but God is not to blame. Whose fault is it then? Quite simply, it is our fault. The world is broken because of our sin. Most people fail to factor this into the equation.

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David J. Stewart #fundie google.com.au

I have been persecuted much for my Christian faith over the years, for which persecution the Lord promises us “GREAT REWARDS” ...

Luke 6:21-24, “Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.”

Did you get that? The Bible says to rejoice, even leaping up and down in joy, when people hate your guts because you preach and serve Jesus Christ. I love that! Jesus said to leap up and down for joy when people cast out your name as evil and speak evil against you, for His name's sake. I'm jumping up and down right now!!! Just kidding. My neck won't let me do that, but I'm leaping in my heart for joy! A lot of people say some really horrible things about me on the internet, which they would never say if it weren't for my online ministry for the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus tells me to rejoice and leap for joy! If you are a Christian, the whole world is waiting for you to fall. Job 16:9, “He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.” Psalms 37:12, “The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.”

People tend to condemn the righteous, while giving a pass to the wicked. Kindly, the guitar player for Journey ran off on his wife in adultery, but you won't read about that on Wikipedia. The singer for Boston put a hidden camera in his girlfriend's sister's bedroom, which when caught commit suicide, but you won't read about that on Wikipedia. The guitarist for The Who got busted by Scotland Yard police with 7,000 images of child porn images on his personal computer, but you won't read about that on Wikipedia. But Pastor Jack Hyles, who spent his life serving Jesus Christ, is wrongly portrayed as an adulterer on Wikipedia, and a horrible human being, for having a curtain instead of a solid door between his office and his secretary's office. This wicked world is sicko, insane and hypocritical!!!

Frankly, I don't think Wikipedia ought to allow any negative information about people to be posted in their database. I'm not condemning any of the men I mentioned, God forbid. I am a sinner just like anybody else (Romans 3:10-23). My point is simply that worldly entertainers are given a break by the ungodly world, but preachers are roasted. Why the unfairness? Why the double standard? Why criticize the preacher for unfounded allegations, while remaining silent about factual sins of musicians and singers? I certainly don't think we ought to criticize anybody for their personal sins, but all the more we ought not criticize the preacher based upon mere allegations that are nothing more than hearsay. And may I say, if you are a Christian and people aren't persecuting you, you need to get right with God and start living godly in Christ Jesus (2nd Timothy 3:12). Wicked people attack godly preachers in an attempt to ruin their name, destroy their testimony, and discredit their ministry—all in an attempt to undermine the preacher's message of truth that offends false prophets, unbelievers and unrepentant sinners! I thank God for faithful men of God, who uncompromisingly preach the Words of God without apology!!!

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David J. Stewart #fundie google.com.au

Millions of victims have been deceived by the fraudulent healing crusades of Dr. Wayman Mitchell.[1] He founded the Potter's House ministries. The individual churches of the Potters House also use other names, including: The Door, Victory Chapel, Christian Center, Crossroads Chapel and La Puerta. They all speak-in-tongues of the Devil. They all teach that eternal life can be lost. They all attend fake healing meetings of the Devil, where participants fall backwards and are allegedly healed of their afflictions. It's all a big hoax! Why do people fall for such demonic deception? It is because humans are prone to believe whatever is right in front of them, regardless of how false it may be. As Dr. Rice evidenced, the Bible teaches that demons (evil spirits) work through false prophets to misled others, even God's people.

People just don't think for themselves! If you don't think for yourself, someone will do it for you to their advantage! Truthfully, if you don't believe something, you're vulnerable to fall for anything! The average person never reads a book, nor does any research, nor watches any video documentaries. They simply sit in front of the television, mentally dead, and foolishly believe whatever the lying mainstream newsmedia and ungodly Hollywood program them to believe. No one can make you a fool but YOU!

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jcoldstream #fundie google.com.au

Do you think they should legalize child molestation?

Well, I am going to be provocative again. Molestation is only "molestation" when it is unwelcome. When it's welcome, it's "love," "sex," "petting" or something. When it's unwelcome, it should be illegal whatever the age of the person being molested. When it's welcome, it should be legal and unremarked.

Here's some more controversial stuff. I would like to see the age of consent lowered to 9 years. I'd like the law on rape to be tightened up so that it becomes harder to get a man convicted of rape when there is no evidence against him. I would like to see sex between close relatives living together legalised irrespective of the age of the partners. I would also like all victimless sex crime to be legalised.

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Mike Huckabee #fundie google.com.au

(a contentious exchange Tuesday at an Iowa campaign event)

LADY: You talk about children. What’s your views on child abuse?

HUCK: I don’t know of anybody who’s for it. I think it’s abominable practice that anybody to abuse a child. I think the ultimate form of child abuse in this country is abortion. It’s the most irreversible form of child abuse. But the abuse of any child, Regardless of what age, is unacceptable.

LADY: How come you support it then?

HUCK: How come what?

LADY: You support it.

HUCK: Now why on earth would you say I support child abuse?

LADY: You support it on your websites. When the Duggars came out and their son had molested the child, you more or less said that you felt sorry for the parents. Their parents let it continue for a year.

HUCK: I’m going to stop you — no. Let me stop you. Because you’re accusing me of supporting child abuse and I’m going to take you on with that because that hurts my feelings and it’s absolutely —

LADY: It hurts my feelings too that somebody like you are [sic] running for the American public.

HUCK: Ma’am, let me tell you something. You have no idea what you are talking about. You don’t know that family, and I do. You don’t know them. I’ve never supported child abuse.

LADY: So do you … so do you —

HUCK: Let me finish! Let. Me. Finish! You bet I can. This is my event. You accused me of supporting child abuse —

LADY: Oh, it’s all right, it’s your event … but if somebody disagrees with you —

HUCK: Ma’am, I’m going to finish. You do not know that family. I do. I never supported anything that happened to those daughters. I supported the fact that those daughters were maliciously and savagely abused, not just by their brother but by the news media who exploited them for their own purpose without regard for what it was doing to those young ladies.

HUCK: I know them. I’ve known them since they were babies. And you don’t. And you don’t know those parents. And you don’t know what those parents did. Or how they worked to try to take care of their entire family. You don’t know.

LADY: Locking those girls in their room? So Josh wouldn’t…

HUCK: You know because you read Tabloids. You read People magazine. You don’t know.

LADY: You know what?

HUCK: No, You know what? You’ve come in here to confront me, which is fine. But you cannot abuse, which is what you’re doing, the reputation of a godly family, who had been through hell because the son of theirs, one of their many children, did something evil and sinful… that nobody is backing up and supporting.

HUCK: But I would support any family who tries to work through their problems under the Grace of God. And as a Christian, as someone who believes that if a person has a problem in their family, that somehow they’re fair game, to be criticized without people knowing what the heck they’re talking about — So I’m gonna ask you to stop talking about them unless you personally know them.

LADY: The parents knew about it. They let it go on for over a year.

HUCK: They stopped it. And they began to seek treatment. You know not what you talk about, ma’am.

HUCK: You got what you wanted. You made a scene. We’re all very delighted that you were able to come and get your pound of flesh out of family that has been through a living hell. I hope you never have a child that has a problem.

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Andrea Tantaros & Stephen Hayes #fundie google.com.au

Fox Hosts: Jennifer Lawrence "Sound Like An Idiot" For Calling Out GOP On Marriage Equality, Women's Rights

ANDREA TANTAROS: Actress Jennifer Lawrence sharing some harsh views on the GOP. The Hunger Games star tells Vogue magazine: "I was raised a Republican, but I just can't imagine supporting a party that doesn't support women's basic rights. It's 2015 and gay people can get married, and we think that we've come so far, so yay! But have we? I don't want to stay quiet about that stuff." The 25-year-old star also slamming Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis. You'll remember she is the woman who refused to issue gay marriage licenses earlier this year. Lawrence saying, "She's a lady who makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky. All those people holding their crucifixes, which may be as well -- I don't know -- pitchforks, thinking that they're fighting the good fight. I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are." Wow, I'm embarrassed for Jennifer Lawrence, I'm embarrassed to be a woman, Harris, to listen to a female spout some idiocy.

HARRIS FAULKNER: Pitchforks? Really?

TANTAROS: Yes.

FAULKNER: Wow. You know, I'm actually speechless about this, because hearing you read it was so different than when I read it myself. Hearing those words out loud, did she practice that? I mean, maybe this is a script from an upcoming movie that we don't know about. Because I --

TANTAROS: No we already made -- the movie Clueless was already made. We had Stacey Dash on the couch.

FAULKNER: I just -- I don't believe it's reality.

TANTAROS: These are pretty dumb remarks.

FAULKNER: So yeah, you know, Sandra said something earlier, and now I'm starting to get it. You know, they're supposed to be actors and actresses. When they do this sort of thing, I'm curious, does this kind of check a box against them for marketability? Because people may not like her much after --

SANDRA SMITH: I don't know. In Hollywood it makes you more marketable, right?

FAULKNER: You think so?

SMITH: Look, she's -- I'm afraid to say this now, but she is a very good actress. She's won numerous awards. Her movies do very, very well. I don't know if she's looking for attention here, but I'm just speculating. But I mean this -- for her to speak on behalf of so many people, religions, groups. It's just irresponsible. I don't think it'll hurt her though.

TANTAROS: She insulted quite a few people in that rant that she did, Stephen. I just want to know what rights does Jennifer Lawrence not have?

STEPHEN HAYES: Well she is well within her rights to say that she doesn't want to stay quiet anymore, and she obviously has passionate views about some of these issues. I would just say as a matter of helping her, giving her some advice, if you don't have anything intelligent to say, you're better off remaining quiet. And to suggest that Christians wield their crucifixes like pitchforks, really says much more about her ignorance than it does about Christians broadly.

TANTAROS: Alright so she has the right to say these things.

JULIE ROGINSKY: She does.

TANTAROS: And she has the right to sound like an idiot, I guess.

ROGINSKY: Well, I don't think her views on Kim Davis were idiotic. I know everybody's going to disagree with me, but I think Kim Davis took her religious views and foisted them upon the rest of Kentucky, you know, the rest of her county. And the reality is that, quite frankly, she was supposed to follow the law, the law was what it was, and she chose to say that her religion was more important.

HAYES: But even for people who believe that -- and there are some conservatives who believe that -- even for people who believe that, that's one very narrow point that she made, and made inartfully. But then to broadly say that Christians wield their crucifixes like pitchfork, it's absurd.

ROGINSKY: I don't disagree with that at all. But listen, let's not forget, Jennifer Lawrence is, what, 22, 23, 25 -- I don't care, I keep saying this.

SMITH: She's an adult.

ROGINSKY: You're right, but I keep saying this, who cares what Jennifer Lawrence has to say? I mean, I get that she's a celebrity, but can we please stop listening? And I say this as a Democrat, I really don't care what George Clooney has to say. Who cares what these people have to say?

FAULKNER: He looks good, though.

ROGINSKY: He looks good saying it, but you know what? Let's stop paying attention to them.

HAYES: She looks OK.

ROGINSKY: Let her say what she wants to say. You are only offended if you choose to be offended. You don't like what she says? Don't go to her movies then.

TANTAROS: Oh Julie, as long as liberals keep saying dumb stuff, we're gonna cover it right here on this program.

ROGINSKY: Well, then I'll keep coming back and helping you say it. Alright.

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Julia Walton #fundie google.com.au

I am Josh Duggar

I went to church with the Duggars the Sunday before this latest scandal broke loose. At church, the pastor invited the whole Duggar family to come up, sing a song, and share their testimony.

I sat there and listened to Jim Bob as he praised his son, Josh. He went on about how he was and is a changed man. He went on about how Josh is a great godly man, who no longer struggles with this sin. And Josh stood there, nodding his head in agreement as he held one of his children.

When I first heard that Josh had an Ashley Maddison account, I didn’t believe it. But then he admitted it, causing me to be filled with disgust.

I defended Josh on May 22. I wrote a blog praising him. I was filled with disgust, because what kind of person stands there and listens to their father praise them, when they know what’s truly going on. What kind of person lets their family, friends, and fans defend them, when they know the truth.

But then it hit me. I am that person. I am Josh Duggar.

Now sure, I don’t struggle with the same types of sins as Josh, but I still struggle with sinning, and I always will. Josh’s sins are not worse than mine. They are equal in the eyes of God.

I am Josh Duggar because I too let people praise me and defend me while I stand there acting like everything is fine. I put up this front and act like I don’t struggle with sin that much- especially the super bad sins that no one ever wants to talk about, because if I admit that I do struggle with them, I must not be that great of a Christian.

We believe that lie- that lie that the devil so loves to tell us! The lie that we have to keep our deepest, darkest sins to ourselves. Because if we ever confess, people will hate us.

But that’s not true. I think we often forget that we are ALL sinners. We forget that we ALL fall short of the glory of God. We ALL need a savior, that’s why Jesus came.

We’re not perfect, so I think it’s time that we stop acting like we are. I think we all need to be more vulnerable. I think we all need to be more open about those “super bad sins” that we struggle with.

Now this doesn’t mean that we confess them to the whole world. I’m not asking anyone to do that. What I’m asking is that we, as a church, start talking about the taboo sins. If we never talk about them, how are they supposed to be fixed?

What I’m asking takes humility. It requires us coming to the end of ourselves. It requires the desire for change.

But when we humble ourselves, when we lessen ourselves, Christ increases. Christ begins to shine through the darkness. He takes something so dark and broken, and turns it into something beautiful, something that can be used for His glory.

Today, let Christ turn your “deepest, darkest sins” into something beautiful- something to be used for His glory.

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Rick Santorum #fundie google.com.au

Rick Santorum: Kim Davis is like victim of the Columbine massacre

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum argued on Wednesday that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ persecution for being a Christian was similar to shooting victims of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.

“Sixteen years ago this country was tremendously inspired by a young woman who faced a gunman in Columbine and was challenged about her faith and she refused to deny God,” Santorum explained during the CNN presidential debate. “We saw her as a hero.”

“Today, someone who refuses to defy a judge’s unconstitutional verdict is ridiculed and criticized, chastised because she’s standing up and not denying her God and her faith,” he opined. “That is a huge difference in 16 years.”

“How many bakers, how many pastors, how many florists, how many pastors, how many clerks are we going to throw in jail?”

According to Santorum, the country needed to elect a president who would “fight” the Supreme Court “when it exceeds its constitutional authority.”

But that didn’t sit well with former New York Gov. George Pataki.

“My response is kind of wow,” he replied. “We’re going to have a president who defies the Supreme Court?”

“I hope so!” Santorum exclaimed. “Martin Luther King wrote a letter from the Birmingham Jail. And he said in that letter that there are just laws and there are unjust laws. And we have no obligation to condone and accept unjust laws.”

Pataki pointed out that King had been a private citizen while Davis was an elected official.

“It was civil disobedience where what he was willing to do is voluntarily go to jail with his followers to send a message to the elected representatives that these laws were wrong and had to be changed,” Pataki argued. “And because of his courage, we didn’t ignore the courts. We change the laws and made America a better place.”

“That’s the way to do it.”

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Christopher Doyle #fundie google.com.au

Are Josh Duggar, Jared Fogle Sexual Sins Genetic?

Last week, Illinois became the fourth state to ban licensed therapy for minors with unwanted same-sex attractions. Like other "RINO" governors such as New Jersey's Chris Christie, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is beholden to the gay lobby in Illinois, whose legislature contains a solid majority of like-minded Democrats. Sadly, I was not at all surprised to see another Republican sell out conservative social values for the sake of political expediency.

But I was shocked to hear of Subway's former poster boy, Jared Fogle, who last week was preparing to plead guilty to child exploitation and pornography charges. Also troubling was CNN's Dr. Drew, who commented to Anderson Cooper (who happens to be gay-identified) that Fogle's behavior has "genetic" contributions. Later in the week, it was also revealed that former reality TV star Josh Duggar was outed, along with 32 million other users, for cheating on his wife with the assistance of a website called Ashley Madison, which helps adulterers conveniently and discreetly meet other partners for sexual encounters.

Absolutely none of these sexual issues are genetic or biological.

Josh Duggar was not born with a pre-inclination to inappropriately touch his younger sisters. His genes did not pre-dictate his choice to cheat on his wife. For various reasons, Duggar developed what can be presumed to be a heterosexual pornography addiction.

Similarly, Jared Fogle was not born a pedophile. There is absolutely no sound science to support Dr. Drew's commentary that his genetics contributed to this behavior.

In my professional opinion (and I am hypothesizing), Jared developed a sexual appetite for children through various sources of wounding in his early years. Fogle probably experienced a lack of bonding in childhood and adolescence, followed by bullying due to his overweight condition. This most likely alienated him from his peers and caused him to be developmentally stuck where the childhood bullying (trauma) was the worst. If the trauma is not healed, the object that he didn't bond with (childhood peers) later becomes sexualized in adulthood in order to repair the wound.

This is not so different from unwanted same-sex attraction. When boys do not bond with their fathers, they may also fail to attach to their male peers in youth. When puberty occurs, all of these unmet emotional needs for the same sex become unconsciously eroticized. In other cases, sexual, physical or emotional abuse from older same-sex persons may cause a deep wound in a young male, causing him to once again detach from normal bonding with the same sex and then later sexualize these unmet needs for male acceptance and affection.

Last week, Illinois politicians threw these sexually confused youth under the bus by continuing on a destructive path that started in 2012, when gay activists in California introduced a bill to prohibit any type of therapy for individuals (both adults and minors) who were distressed over unwanted same-sex attractions. They later removed the ban for adults in order to better sell the idea that gay children were being abused and "converted" by licensed therapists who were using all sorts of crazy methods, such as electric shock therapy.

Just so we're straight (no pun intended), this bill was intended to outlaw therapy for everyone, not just children, whose sexual identity did not match their unwanted same-sex attractions.

It's important for readers to understand the difference between sexual identity and unwanted sexual attractions.

Sexual identity refers to the core sense of self, or one's own belief, of who they are sexually. As a professional counselor, every day I sit with clients whose sexual identity is heterosexual, but they are conflicted with unwanted sexual attractions of different varieties. Some are conflicted with unwanted attractions for children (often called pedophilia) or hebephilia (if the object of lust is a pre-teen or teenager).

Others have unwanted attractions towards the same sex, or what is also known as homosexuality. Still, others have unwanted desires for the opposite sex, which is sometimes referred to as heterosexual addiction.

Coming back to the cases of Jared and Josh, neither of these young men self-labeled their sexual identities as "pedophile" or "sex addict." This behavior resulted from emotional deficits and deep wounds. In both cases, these men have expressed remorse over their sexual behaviors and are now experiencing the consequences. Both of these young men also could have greatly benefitted from psychotherapy to help resolve their issues. If we continue on our society's current trajectory, the far left will outlaw the chance for young men like Josh and Jared to heal, while at the same time, put other youth at risk of also being victimized. Youth with unwanted same-sex attractions in four states now (and Washington, D.C.) are at risk for similar fates.

Do not be fooled. The far left is not interested in protecting gay youth from "conversion" therapy. Their goal is to completely remove all sexual constraint and restraint from the social fabric of this country, and eventually, the world.

The left opposes abstinence education in favor of so-called "comprehensive sexual education" programs which often teach public school students how to use condoms by placing them over bananas and playing relay races with each other in class to quickly get protection before engaging in underage sex in real life.

Then, when over half of these young people fail to consistently and correctly wear the condoms during sex, the government funds abortion providers to get rid of their "mistakes," while Planned Parenthood makes another profit by harvesting the aborted organs, tissues and body parts, then selling them.

So don't be confused. We need to call this latest attempt to ban sexually confused youth from getting help for what it really is: The far left's attempt to sexually enslave the next generation. They are not protecting anyone. It's sick, and it's bad policy for conservatives and liberals alike.

To support #TherapyEquality in the remaining 46 states, join us for the Third Annual Safe Exit Summit in Washington, D.C. on October 3-4. For more information, visit www.SafeExitSummit.org.

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Argentine 16-year-old girl's family #fundie google.com.au

Teenager gang raped before sister gouged her eyes out in horrifying exorcism ritual

A TEENAGER has allegedly been brutally raped by a group of men as part of a religious cleansing before the victim's own sister grouged her eyes out with a sharp knife.

The disturbing exorcism ritual has left the 16-year-old girl fighting for her life in hospital after the horrific ordeal.

Her family maintain they were trying to save her by purging a devil from the teenager's body after she 'saw goats that weren't there'.

Her family said they had believed she was possessed by the devil, and were seeking to save her.

At the end of the exorcism, the teenager was pinned down as her elder sister cut both her eyes out, it is alleged.

The horrific attack happened in the town of General Pinedo, in the north Argentine province of Chaco.

Police have arrested the older sister, who claims the local pastor ordered her to remove her siblings’s eyes in order to help drive out the evil things her sister was seeing.

The older girl said the devil was gaining access to her sister through her visions, and it was believed that because demons are terrified of pain, the act would drive out the devil.

It is understood officers are about to arrest a group of men suspected of taking part in the bizarre ritual and alleged rape.

The victim has been in the intensive care unit of the Perrando de Resistencia hospital where she was transferred to be treated for her terrible injuries.

Police commissioner Pablo Almiron said that the parents of the girl also believed she was possessed by the devil, and said she kept seeing animals like goats that were not there, and they had asked the evangelic centre and its pastor to help them "cure her".

He said: "It is the first time in 22 years of my career in the police to have an event of this nature.

"The prosecutor has also said that it is the first time in his life. It is very difficult to explain that something like this could happen to a teenager."

The older sister claimed that the religious centre , who provided her with a sharp knife, said that she must be the person to remove the eyes of her sister in order to cure her.

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Josh Duggar #fundie google.com.au

Josh Duggar admits to porn addiction and being ‘unfaithful’ to wife: ‘I have been the biggest hypocrite ever’

Conservative anti-LGBT activist and former reality TV star Josh Duggar admitted Thursday that he had been “unfaithful” to his wife.

The former lobbyist for the Family Research Council was outed by Gawker this week after hackers leaked information from the cheating website Ashley Madison indicating he had two paid accounts. He just released the following statement admitting he is a hypocrite.

I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.

I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.

I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust.

The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country, I was hiding my own personal failings.

As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose to our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example.

I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.

Josh Duggar

This week, hackers calling themselves the “Impact Team” dumped user information belonging to 37 million Ashley Madison subscribers. On Wednesday, Gawker revealed that Duggar, who has actively campaigned that same-sex unions will denigrate the institution of marriage, had two paid accounts seeking extramarital affairs.

Gawker mined the leaked material and discovered that Duggar paid a total of $986.76 for two monthly accounts from February 2013 until May 2015, when molestation allegations became public.

According to data, Duggar was seeking the following activity with a woman who was not his wife:

“Conventional Sex,” Experimenting with Sex Toys,” One-Night Stands,” “Open to Experimentation,” “Gentleness,” “Good With Your Hands,” Sensual Massage,” “Extended Foreplay/Teasing,” “Bubble Bath for 2,” “Likes to Give Oral Sex,” “Likes to Receive Oral Sex,” “Someone I Can Teach,” “Someone Who Can Teach Me,” “Kissing,” “Cuddling & Hugging,” “Sharing Fantasies,” “Sex Talk.”

He also paid $250 toward an “affair guarantee,” in which the site promises money back if users aren’t successful in having an affair within 3 months.

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Pat Robertson #fundie google.com.au

TV preacher Pat Robertson asserted on Tuesday that the Supreme Court would eventually rule that humans could legally have sex with animals and children.

During the “Bring It On” segment of The 700 Club, a viewer expressed outrage over a deceptively edited video in which a conservative group claimed that Planned Parenthood was selling body parts from fetuses.

“The pro-abortion community says a fetus isn’t ‘human’ until born, but they are obviously human enough to harvest their very human body parts,” the viewer wrote. “How could this kind of sociopathic hypocrisy possibly be legal?”

According to Roberson, the Supreme Court had “messed things up” by legalizing abortion and same-sex marriage.

“They haven’t allowed the reason or our collective consciousness to play, but they’ve come up with these strange rules,” he explained. “Same thing about separation of church and state, etc.”

“You watch what’s going to happen now,” the televangelist continued. “They’ve just said abortion is a constitutional right, they have said homosexuality is a constitutional right, they’ve said now homosexual marriage is a constitutional right.”

“Watch what happens, love affairs between men and animals are going to be absolutely permitted. Polygamy, without question, is going to be permitted. And it will be called a right.”

Co-host Terry Meeuwsen predicted that “relationships with children” would also be legalized.

“There have been groups that have been trying to push that for a long time,” she pointed out.

“Well, they’re going to succeed now,” Robertson agreed. “Because intellectually, you can’t get around these Supreme Court decisions.”

“We are stuck with a fix doctrine of five old men on the Supreme Court,” Robertson concluded, adding, “They’re not all old anymore.”

David, you have a typo

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David J. Stewart #fundie google.com.au

The dishonest media news outlet, USA TODAY, slander Pastor Steven Anderson, accusing him of calling for the killing of gays. That is NOT what Brother Anderson said, and I've listened to the sermon in question numerous times. Pastor Anderson simply upholds the Biblical teaching that God calls for the killing of adulterers, witches, murderers and homosexuals. Like it or not, that is what the King James Bible teaches. The deceiving newsmedia deliberately leave GOD out of their accusations. By blaming Pastor Anderson, they attempt to blame him personally, avoiding bringing God into the issue.

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Jason Lisle #fundie google.com.au

In a video uploaded to YouTube, Seewald asked the institute’s Dr. Jason Lisle if he could prove that God existed.

Lisle explained to the 19 Kids and Counting star that atheists don’t really exist at all. “The evidence of God is ubiquitous. It is everywhere,” he told Seewald. “In fact, Roman 1 tells us that God has revealed himself to everyone, and what that means is, there is really no such thing as an atheist.”

People who identified themselves as atheists were suppressing their inner “hard-wired” knowledge of God, according to Lisle.

“So I don’t really have to give new evidence to a professing atheist,” he continued. “All I have to do is expose his suppressed knowledge of God.”

Lisle and Seewald agreed that people could not believe in morality if they didn’t believe in God, and suggested atheists who believed in right and wrong were stealing concepts from religion.

“I know there is also a lot of scientific evidence, we are here at the Institute for Creation Research, and there is a lot of — really, all science points to the validation of the Genesis account,” Seewald said.

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Winston #fundie google.com.au

Sweet Sarah: Should 'rape' legalized for married couples?

No offence here, what i mean is say a guy your married to, that you promised yourself too; wants to have sex when he wants, and a woman is not really feeling like she wants sex at that moment.

should the guy be allowed to have sex if she doesn't want?

Winston: Absolutely, women you all need to jump off that special little pedestal you think you belong on. The fact is, is that you're a worthless woman whose entire purpose in life is to breed children and have sex.

A Man doesn't need you for anything else but SEX, that's the agreement so stop fooling yourselves and do what you were made to do or get the eff out.

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David J. Stewart #fundie google.com.au

Now I'm going to baffle your brain (and this should horrify you if you are not saved in Christ Jesus). Do you know the numeric value of the number... “novemnonagintillion.” It is a 1 with 300 zeroes behind it!!! Here's what it looks like numerically . . .

1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
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000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!!!

That is scary!!! It is scary to realize that even after that many years in the Lake of Fire, it still won't even be the beginning, because there is no time in Hell. Please don't go to Hell forever. The choice is solely yours to make. The Bible teaches in Matthew 7:13-14 that few people ever find the narrow gate unto life, which is by faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ. You cannot get to Heaven by your own good works or religious devotion, contrary to what the world has been misled by Satan to believe. The Devil's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again. Religion is the worst thing that ever happened to this insane world. Religion wants to fit us with glasses, but the Lord wants to open our eyes. YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN!!!

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Ken Ham #fundie google.com.au

We at Answers in Genesis have been saddened by recent news of a devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal on April 25. This earthquake and its aftershocks have killed thousands, levelled buildings, and left countless thousands homeless and hungry. It even triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest that resulted in fatalities.

Now, the headline of an article in the New York Times declares, “Ancient Collision Made Nepal Earthquake Inevitable.” The author writes, “More than 25 million years ago, India, once a separate island on a quickly sliding piece of the Earth’s crust, crashed into Asia. The two land masses are still colliding, pushed together at a speed of 1.5 to 2 inches a year. The forces have pushed up the highest mountains in the world, in the Himalayas, and have set off devastating earthquakes.”

But starting from the history recorded in God’s Word we know that this earthquake is not the result of a crash 25 million years ago and slow and gradual processes ever since. Instead, when we start with the history recorded in God’s Word, we know that this earthquake is one of the tragic consequences of the Fall and the global Flood of Noah’s day.

You see, God’s original creation did not contain earthquakes or any other natural disasters. When God saw all that He had made over Creation Week, He called it “very good” (Genesis 1:31). The original creation was free from any death or suffering. It wasn’t until Adam and Eve rebelled against God that death and suffering became a part of our world (Genesis 2:17, 3:1–24). The death and suffering caused by this earthquake is a reminder of sin and the severe consequences that rebellion against our Creator brings. Thankfully, we can have hope looking forward to the new heavens and new earth when “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

We know the collision of the two plates that created the fault line that caused this earthquake did not happen 25 million years ago. This collision of plates would have occurred during the global Flood of Noah’s day around 4,350 years ago. This global catastrophe—a judgment on man’s wickedness—completely reshaped the globe. It would’ve ripped the original, single pre-Flood land mass apart. The process that did this, catastrophic plate tectonics, likely caused by the breaking up of the fountains of the great deep (Genesis 7:11), would’ve rapidly moved those newly created plates into near their current positions. They’ve been moving slowly ever since. The catastrophic moving and colliding of these plates is responsible for many of our mountain chains, like the Himalayas in Nepal and even Mount Everest. The fault lines around the globe that cause earthquakes are also grim reminders of the judgment of Noah’s day.

Please be in prayer for Nepal and especially for our brothers and sisters in that country who are reaching out to victims with the love of Christ. Also, as they watch the news, many people will be asking how God could allow such a tragedy. I encourage you to equip yourself with the biblical answer to why there is death and suffering—because of Adam and Eve’s rebellion—so that you can answer their questions and point them toward the hope that we can have even in the midst of tragedy because of the sacrifice of Jesus and the salvation that He offers. It’s important to know that such tragedy is not God’s fault—it’s our fault because of our sin in Adam. God stepped into history in the person of His Son to rescue us from the problem we caused and the resulting separation from our God.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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Matt Slick #fundie google.com.au

But, I personally have experienced this kind of thing when I was in Junior College and was trying to petition getting into a philosophy class. Completely unprovoked, the professor stated that one of the things we would learn in the class was why the Bible was not true. When I challenged him on this, it did not go well . . . for him. Afterwards, he would not sign my petition and let me in the class. He told me that he didn't have enough room. I left and turned around and watched as he signed the petitions of other students. The Christian faith was again attacked in a later philosophy class that I got into, in art class, and even in a history class--all unprovoked. Indeed, the secular college environment is very hostile to the Christian faith--at least according to my experience and much of the experiences I've heard about from other people.

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unknown #fundie google.com.au

Were women meant to serve men?

Women have no other purpose on Earth Women have been made by the good hand of God to serve men. To bear children and keep the human race going. Women are not physically nor emotionally nor mentally fit to support a house hold all by themselves. They need men to manage the money. Women's sole purpose is to clean and be quiet.

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unknown #fundie google.com.au

Were women meant to serve men?

Of course they are Otherwise women would not choose to focus on beauty and looking good. Men are stronger and smarter usually too. Women are here to take direction and serve however they can. The majority of women I knew want to be controlled,that is the best evidence I can think of. Men rule.

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Bible Answer Girl #fundie google.com.au

Are people mammals?

No, people are NOT mammals or any other kind of animal!

Although people have some characteristics of mammals, they have certain qualities that set them apart from the animals.

First, God created mankind in his own image. He did not do that with the animals.

Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Second, mankind was put in charge of (had dominion over) the animals and therefore is above the animals and not equal with the animals.

Genesis 1:28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Third, mankind has eternal life. He breathed into Adam “the breath of life”, imparting to him an eternal soul. God did not do this with the animals.

Genesis 2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

Fourth, man can kill animals but not other men because man is made in the image of God.

Genesis 9:3-4 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs.

Genesis 9:6 “Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed; for in the image of God He made man.

Fifth, animals do not have reasoning ability. Although there are some animals that are “smart” like dolphins, monkeys, and your dog. They do not have, nor will they ever have, the ability to do 3rd grade math problems, read a book, etc.

Sixth, they do not have language. Now that does not mean they do not communicate with each other, it just means that they are not able to hold an intelligent conversation or communicate their thoughts in written form.

Seventh, animals really only are concerned with the basics of life” food, sleeping, mating, etc. Humans pursue meaning in life though work, religion, play, and the arts. Mankind is set apart from the animals.

Eighth, God sent his Son to die for the sins of mankind so that we can have eternal life in heaven with him. He did this for mankind only and not the animal kingdom. Mankind was given a free will to choose whether or not they would follow God and serve him. Mankind rebelled against God and now each person is born with the sin nature. Animals do not have a sin nature. Each person needs to have their relationship with God restored so that they can have eternal life with him.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

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David J. Stewart #fundie google.com.au

Such two-faced rhetoric which maintains that eternal life is a gift, but yet it requires the human effort of forsaking sinful behavior, is satanic in origin. That's not the Gospel, not at all. We've got a bunch of idiots running around on the internet, and in our churches, and in our Bible colleges, that haven't a clue how the Holy Bible works. They fail to grasp God's plan of salvation, the purpose of God's law and the sole basis of the believer's salvation. It's not a matter of what we can do for God, but of what He has done for us. Salvation is not doing your best, it is having Christ's best put to your account through receiving Him by faith.

In Matthew 7:21-23 we find a group of false prophets who even used the terms, “Lord, Lord,” that is, they were Lordship Salvationists. They are now standing before God in judgment in eternity. They are horrified to find out that all those nutty preachers like Curtis Hutson, Jack Hyles and David Stewart were 100% right concerning the simple plan of salvation. They just wouldn't listen to the truth. They said, “JESUS IS LORD, JESUS IS LORD... we did many wonderful works IN JESUS' NAME, and we cast out devils IN JESUS' NAME, and we preached IN JESUS' NAME! Please, you can't send us to Hell forever in our sins!” The Bible teaches that they failed to do the will of the Father, which according to John 6:40 is TO BELIEVE on the Son of God. Instead, these false prophets were trusting in their many wonderful works. They were trusting in their own WORKS!!! This is exactly what the adherents of the Lordship Salvation heresy teach. They say that you must stop doing BAD WORKS to be saved, but they are nevertheless works (dead works).

I can hear them now crying out for mercy on judgment day... the Billy Grahams, Chip Ingrams, Ray Comforts, John MacArthurs, Paul Washers and all their followers... “Please... JESUS IS LORD!, JESUS IS LORD!... We served IN JESUS' NAME, we preached IN JESUS' NAME, we sacrificially gave IN JESUS' NAME, we built a giant religious school IN JESUS' NAME. It was all about you, JESUS! We sang in church about YOU, JESUS. We tithed, loved, served, suffered and went the extra mile for YOU, JESUS! How can you say that we are not saved and haven't obeyed the Gospel?” And then the Lord with tears in His eyes will say firmly to them... DEPART FROM ME, YE THAT WORK INIQUITY, FOR I NEVER KNEW YOU!

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Pat Robertson #fundie google.com.au

Pat Robertson on Wednesday called on NASA to stop spending time and money exploring other planets because he said that God’s only “experiment” with life was on Earth.

“Folks, I want to tell you something,” Robertson told viewers of The 700 Club. “They talk about life on other planets. In my opinion, there’s nothing but gaseous balls and barren rocks up in space. That’s all that’s there.”

“This planet is where God has got an experiment in what he wants to have accomplished,” he continued. “But somehow, people want to spend a lot of money to go to Mars! I don’t want to think that Mars is someplace I want to visit, and it would take a lot of money to get there!”

“But nevertheless, our government, our NASA is exploring new horizons.”