"There is no need to get involved in the fight for freedom-all you need to do is live the gospel. Of course this is a contradiction, because we cannot fully live the gospel and not be involved in the fight for freedom. We would not say to someone, ‘There is no need to be baptized-all you need to do is live the gospel.’ That would be ridiculous because baptism is part of the gospel. How would you have reacted if during the War in Heaven someone had said to you, ‘look, just do what is right; there is no need to get involved in the fight for free agency." It is obvious what the devil is trying to do, but it is sad to see many of us fall for his destructive line. The cause of freedom is a most basic part of our religion. Our position on freedom helped get us to the earth and it can make the difference as to whether we get back home or not."(Ezra T. Benson, An Enemy Hath Done This, p.314)
"The devil knows that if the elders of Israel should ever wake up, they could step forth and help preserve freedom and extend the gospel. Therefore the devil has concentrated, and to a large extent successfully, on neutralizing much of the priesthood. He has reduced them to sleeping giants. His arguments are clever. Here are a few samples.
"We really haven't received much instruction about freedom," the devil says. This is a lie, for we have been warned time and again. No prophet of the Lord has ever issued more solemn warning than President David O. McKay.
"You want to be loved by everyone," says the devil, "and this freedom battle is so controversial you might be accused of engaging in politics." Of course, the government has penetrated so much of our lives that one can hardly speak for freedom without being accused of being political. Some might even call the War in Heaven a political struggle--certainly it was controversial. Yet the valiant entered it with Michael (Revelation 12:7). Those who support only the popular principles of the gospel have their reward. And those who want to lead the quiet, retiring life but still expect to do their full duty can't have it both ways.
"Wait until it becomes popular to do," says the devil, "or, at least, until everybody in the Church agrees on what should be done." This fight for freedom might never become popular in our day. And if you wait until everybody agrees in this Church, you will be waiting through the second coming of the Lord. Would you have hesitated to follow the inspired counsel of the Prophet Joseph Smith simply because some weak men disagreed with him? God's living mouthpiece has spoken to us--are we for him or against him? Where do you stand?
"It might hurt your business or your family," says the devil, "and besides, why not let the Gentiles save the country? They aren't as busy as you are." Well, there were many businessmen who went along with Hitler because it supposedly helped their business. They lost everything. Many of us are here today because our forefathers loved truth enough that they fought at Valley Forge or crossed the plains in spite of the price it cost them or their families. We had better take our small pain now than our greater loss later. There were souls who wished afterwards that they had stood and fought with Washington and the Founding Fathers, but they waited too long--they passed up eternal glory. There has never been a greater time than now to stand up against entrenched evil. And while the Gentiles established the Constitution, we have a divine mandate to preserve it. But, unfortunately, today in this freedom struggle many Gentiles are showing greater wisdom in their generation than the children of light (Luke 16:8).
"Don't worry," says the devil; "the Lord will protect you, and besides, the world is so corrupt and heading toward destruction at such a pace that you can't stop it, so why try?" Well, to begin with, the Lord will not protect us unless we do our part. This devilish tactic of persuading people not to get concerned because the Lord will protect them no matter what they do is exposed by the Book of Mormon. Referring to the devil, it says: "And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well--and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to Hades" (2 Nephi 28:21).
I like that word carefully. In other words, don't shake them---you might wake them. The Book of Mormon warns us that when we see these murderous conspiracies in our midst, we should awaken to our awful situation (see Ether 8:24). Now, why should we awaken if the Lord is going to take care of us anyway? Let us suppose that it is too late to save freedom. It is still accounted unto us for righteousness' sake to stand up and fight. Some Book of Mormon prophets knew of the final desolate end of their nations, but they still fought on, and they saved some souls, including their own, by so doing. For, after all, the purpose of life is to prove ourselves, and the final victory will be for freedom.(Abraham 3:24-25)
The last neutralizer that the devil uses most effectively is simply this: "Don't do anything in the fight for freedom until the Church sets up its own specific program to save the Constitution." This brings us right back to the scripture about the slothful servants who will not do anything until they are "compelled in all things" (D&C 58:26). Maybe the Lord will never set up a specific Church program for the purpose of saving the Constitution. Perhaps if He set one up at this time it might split the Church asunder, and perhaps He does not want that to happen yet, for not all the wheat and tares are fully ripe (D&C 86:5-7 CR April 1965, Improvement Era 68 [June 1965]: 537-39.
Ezra Taft Benson Teachings of Ezra T. Benson Chapter 5 Pg 659 – 661)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The following excerpt comes from the Latter-day Conservative website:
Posted by D. Rolling Kearney at 11:43 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2009
AFTAH Joins April 17 Walkout of Pro-Homosexuality Student Day of Silence
NOTE: This would also be appropriately listed under "More Reasons to Homeschool Your Child(ren)."
Religious people a hindrance to gay rights
NOTE: These comments are wrong on so many levels, I don't know where to start. Here are a few things that come to mind. First, Satan never really changes his message; it seems that he keeps recycling the same ones over and over. This pastor is not the first one to propose the theory that all mankind will be saved no matter what they do, simply because God made them; the anti-Christ, Nehor, taught the same thing in about 91—90 B.C. The pastor seems to suggest that, since somehow the prophets were wrong when they taught what is written in the Bible (about homosexuality), that there really is no sin, and that we can all simply change our minds about what sin is. Something similar must have been taught sometime between 588 and 570 B.C., because the prophet Lehi spoke out against such teachings. In all, this pastor would do well to take heed as the prophets Jacob and Joseph did in 544 B.C.:
And we did magnify our office unto the Lord, taking upon us the responsibility, answering the sins of the people upon our own heads if we did not teach them the word of God with all diligence; wherefore, by laboring with our might their blood might not come upon our garments; otherwise their blood would come upon our garments, and we would not be found spotless at the last day.
Notre Dame Announces Homosexual-Themed Events for Easter Week
Gay marriage opponents lobby lawmakers
NOTE: From the article:
Peter Wolfgang, the Family Institute's director, says some lawmakers want to make broad, damaging changes in social policy under the guise of legislative housekeeping.
Well, duh. That's how Socialists do things!!!
University to student: Endorse being 'gay' or leave; Lawsuit says educators stepped 'over the legal line'
'Gay' promo objections get eHarmony attention; Customer confirms refund after opposing moral change
Christian college creates homosexual housing; 'It's a chance for students to be part of a unique experience'
Who are the homophobes?
China's communists celebrate with 'red tourism'
NOTE: It's sad when you have to pretend that people like you.
The treason of the Congressional Black Caucus
Why Is Rick Wagoner Fired and Nancy Pelosi Still Working?
Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Janet Napolitano Over Homeland Security’s Rightwing Extremism Policy
NOTE: In case you haven't heard, the Socialist bimbo that Obama put in charge of the DHS (Dept of Homeland Security) released Tuesday night a memo to all of her departments telling them to be aware of a rise in "right-wing extremism," including all sorts of scary people, yourself included. Read the original memo, and the lawsuit (both linked to in the article) for a better idea. An excerpt:
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center stated, “The Obama Administration has declared war on American patriots and our Constitution. The Report even admits that the Department has no specific information on any plans of violence by so-called ‘rightwing extremists.’ Rather, what they do have is the expression of political opinions by certain individuals and organizations that oppose the Obama administration’s policies... Janet Napolitano is lying to the American people when she says the Report is not based on ideology or political beliefs. In fact, her report would have the admiration of any current or past dictator in the way it targets political opponents.”
The Report specifically mentions the following political beliefs that law enforcement should use to determine whether someone is a “rightwing extremist”:
* Opposes restrictions on firearms
* Opposes lax immigration
* Opposes the policies of President Obama regarding immigration, citizenship and the expansion of social programs
* Opposes continuation of free trade agreements
* Opposes same-sex marriage
* Has paranoia of foreign regimes
* Fear of Communist regimes
* Opposes one world government
* Bemoans the decline of U.S. stature in the world.
* Upset with loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to China and India
* . . . and the list goes on
Homeland Security Slanders Vets
American Legion to DHS: We're not terrorists; 'It is important for all of us to remember that Americans are not the enemy'
12 American Solutions for Jobs and Prosperity
Obama blueprint for silencing talk radio exposed; New book warns of 'commissar committees' to censor speech
EDITORIAL: 'We want them registered'; Democrats are going after guns
From the article:
Because registration doesn't help solve crime, it is important to ask why government wants to register the people's firearms. History provides the answer. In countries from Australia to England, registration has been used to create lists of guns that later were confiscated by their governments. Despite Mrs. Pelosi's assurances to the contrary, Americans' fear that registration will lead to confiscation is well-founded. Indeed, Mrs. Pelosi's own state of California already has used existing registration lists to confiscate so-called assault weapons just a half-dozen years ago.
The speaker claims registration won't lead to gun confiscation because of the Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which struck down the District's handgun ban last June. She knows full well that this judgment was based on a narrow 5-4 decision that could be reversed when President Obama gets his opportunity to appoint an additional liberal justice to the court.
Answering Newsweek — Again
NOTE: Apparently, Newsweek magazine has put out an article claiming that Christianity is losing it's influence on American society. This article responds to the specific allegations.
10 Years Later: Victims Reflect on Columbine Shootings
Most Christians Don't Believe in Holy Spirit or Satan
NOTE: The same group that published this report, the Barna Group, concluded a few years ago that Mormons were more likely to read the Bible on a daily basis than any other religion.
'Peace partner': We chopped up Jewish boy; Takes credit for ax murder, while Israeli media blames 'unknown assailant'
The Battle of Armageddon
NOTE: Scroll down to the section entitled "Gog and Magog" to find out who the current nations are that will be arrayed against Israel during this battle! Amazing! Please note that there are many more fascinating quotes and insights on this website.
Parents' rights paramount in Calif. school district
President Barack Obama Pushing Abortion Hard at United Nations, Pro-Life Group Says
UNC protest gets rowdy
Tax Day Tea Parties
Tax Day Tea Party - Sacramento
NOTE: This is a flickr set of the pics we took at the Tea Party in Sacramento, CA.
GOP hopes to build momentum behind 'tea parties'
Chicago Tax Day Tea Party
NOTE: Tea Party attendees confront the socialist schmuckette correspondent from CNN after she intentionally portrays the event as a gathering of ignorant extremists.
Tea parties: Just the beginning
1 million attend tea parties in 50 states; 'Obama has awakened a sleeping giant'
If you can't beat 'em, bad-mouth 'em? News anchors resort to sexual innuendo to criticize tea parties
Motivated tea partiers ask, 'What's next?' It's not over yet! 25 upcoming protests scheduled for 16 states
NOTE: From the Article:
In Lafayette, Ind., officials with the state's environmental agency threatened protesters with fines if they followed through with their plans to dump tea bags into the Wabash River.
Spokeswoman Amber Finkelstein told USA Today the tea would hurt aquatic life by depleting the water of oxygen. She said the act would be a fineable offense, and that the agency would not allow the protest because the river would not meet minimum water quality standards.
Nonetheless, protesters rallied and enthusiastically dumped a large box of tea bags from a bridge into the Wabash River
Way to go, Indiana!
More Reasons to Homeschool Your Child(ren)
What you don't know about 'sexting' can hurt; New report says images remain on online forever
It's possible: Imagine no phone, no food, no fuel; Book describes what reality could be after EMP attack
Another Obama sham event
THE ANTI-SUCCESS PRESIDENCY
Obama's recipe for change not my cup of tea
Klavan on the Culture: Night of the Living Government
Questions about Couric get filmmaker cuffed; Inquiring about Cronkite honoree not 'legitimate purpose,' officer says
Doctor-assisted suicide legalized, ignored
Call To Action!
CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper made inappropriate jokes this week, comparing the "tea parties" to the sordid homosexual practice of "tea-bagging" (see link above). We urge you to email those responsible, and let your voice be heard:
Contact Anderson Cooper
Contact CNN Newsroom
Find out how you can stay active and motivated in the wake of the successful Tea Party event. BE THE CHANGE!
After The Tea Party
Posted by D. Rolling Kearney at 10:39 PM
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Video clip: Temptation of a Generation
GLSEN and the Hitler Youth
What happens in California should stay in California
NOTE: Some of the things the courts are doing right now are just absurd.
AFA: 'Gay' orgy too much for television; Group launches campaign to have FCC crack down on 'Family Guy'
Guess who says pope was right about condoms, AIDS; Harvard scientist: Those mocking pontiff's stand are wrong
'Bisexual' teacher invites students to same-sex ceremony
Former Homosexual Comments on George Weber Sex-Murder by Young ‘Sadomasochist’
We’re All Homophobes Now: Letter to Marc Lamont Hill and FOX’s Red Eye
Geithner Seeks Power to Seize Imperiled Firms
Another gov't expansion proposal - cloaked in volunteerism
I.O.U.S.A. The Movie
NOTE: This short film is pretty good at explaining some of how we got out current national debt, but we noticed that it tended to pin inordinate blame on Republicans, despite the website's own claim that it is "resolutely non-partisan." I am also concerned about the political leanings of the foundation responsible for this video. Although I was unable to locate any information about them on DiscoverTheNetworks, they seem proud of a Reuters comment that their film is "To the U.S. economy what 'An Inconvenient Truth' was to the environment." Uh... what's that, a load of bovine feces?
Economy dents home schooling
NOTE: It's tough, but you can do it! We are!
Real Environmental Concerns
Monsanto is a large company that makes genetically-modified seeds and animals; they make Round-up. They created Agent Orange for use during the Vietnam War. They have been engaged in aggressive tactics to force farmers in countries around the world into only buying their genetically-modified (non-reproducing) seeds, and even making it illegal to "seedbank," or store natural seeds for future use. Many farmers in these countries have committed suicide under these conditions. Monsanto has much to gain from a new bill, HR 875, that is being introduced to the House and Senate.
A solemn walk through HR 875
NOTE: This article mentions a few other bills that need to be paid close attention to. Write Congress now and ask them to Withdraw HR 875 immediately as well as SR425, HR 814, and related bills.
HR 875 - The Federal Take-Over of Food Regulation
Monsanto vs Schmeiser
From the website:
Percy Schmeiser is a farmer from Bruno, Saskatchewan Canada whose Canola fields were contaminated with Monsanto's Round-Up Ready Canola. Monsanto's position was that it didn't matter whether Schmeiser knew or not that his canola field was contaminated with the Roundup Ready gene, or whether or not he took advantage of the technology (he didn't); that he must pay Monsanto their Technology Fee of $15./acre.
YouTube video: The World According to Monsanto
YouTube video: The Genetic Conspiracy (1/3) - about Monsanto
YouTube video: Monsanto Indian Farmer Suicide
The GM genocide: Thousands of Indian farmers are committing suicide after using genetically modified crops
YouTube video: Monsanto Patent for a Pig (Pt.1 of 5)
Explicit sex, violence and language? Not anymore! Meet the man who's cleaning up Hollywood movies, protecting your family
NOTE: Be sure to give your support to people like this! We need more of them!
NOTE: A site that sells large, long-term water storage tanks.
There was ammo on these shelves … Nationwide shortage leaves gun owners scrambling, paying extra
Will bill give Obama control of Internet? Proposed new powers called 'drastic federal intervention'
Warning: 'Antichrist' movie tricking Christians; Historian: Believers throwing away real Jesus with pagan bathwater
NOTE: I was sent a link to this movie online. After the first few minutes, and also a later happenstance upon a website of Zeitgeist adherents, I knew it was a bad thing. Be forewarned! I know people who may have been impressed with this film's disinformation. You may, too!
Posted by D. Rolling Kearney at 10:38 PM