Thursday, May 21, 2009

Web Update 5/20/09

Homosexuality



MUST READ!
Slurred by the adoption Nazis: Critics of gay parenting are branded 'retarded homophobes'

MUST READ!
Lesbians look to boot Boy Scouts from own facilities; Ruling threatens faith-based groups trying to help in their communities

MUST READ!
DOMA, Prop. 8 under legal attack in Calif.

'Gay' pundit says 'hate crimes' a scam; 'Admission is both refreshing and stunning at the same time'

MUST READ!
Gay-on-gay 'hate crimes'

Homosex-fest mocks traditional families; Folsom Street poster suggests norm includes leather, nudity

MUST READ!
Teacher bucks homosexual training, gets suspended

DC may recognize same-sex 'marriages' - churches ignored

MUST READ!
American Psychological Association Backtracks on ‘Gay Gene’ Claim

Scandal: Research finds pro-homosexual clubs at 96 Catholic universities

Maine's marriage traditionalists optimistic

Church sues homosexual activists for disrupting service

Left-leaning evangelicals misleading young Christians

MUST READ!
Lesbian mommies, why not wives? Legal 'million-dollar question' puts states' defense of marriage at risk

MUST READ!
Parents fight homosexual indoctrination of kindergarteners

MUST READ!
ACLU: Same-Sex Marriage Is Top Priority

Shanna Moakler quits as Miss Calif. USA director

Silent spring for networks on recent same-sex 'marriage' decisions



Obama



Grand juries cite Obama for ineligibility, treason; Hundreds of 'presentments' being handed to prosecutors

MUST WATCH!
VIDEO: The Obama Deception HQ Full length version

MUST WATCH!
FRC Releases Powerful Video – ‘100 Days of Change for the Family’



Homeschooling



Home schoolers get 'A' from marketing exec

EXCELLENT READ!
CAITLIN'S HOMESCHOOL STORY



Abortion



“In Defense of Life?” Potential U.S. Supreme Court Nominees
NOTE: Good list to familiarize yourself with!

Sweden rules 'gender-based' abortion legal



Environmentalism




MUST READ!
'Smoking gun' leaves holes in CO2 debate; EPA criticized for findings based on politics, not science

'Climate change' book refutes gov't report



Evolution



MUST READ!
Media blitz: 'We found missing link'; But critics say fossil frenzy is more about pushing ideology than science
NOTE: This article correctly shines a light on all of the sudden media madness about this new "proof" of evolution.



Christianity



Interview leads to firing at NPR affiliate



Islam



Claim: CPS ignored child abuse at U.S. mosque; Counter-terror researcher says detective feared Islamic lobby groups
NOTE: This is in AMERICA, people!

Michigan Supreme Court to decide Muslim veil issue
NOTE: If she doesn't take it off, how do you know it's even HER?



Conservatism



Michael Savage Banned in the UK

Dictionary.com: 'Narrow-minded' means 'conservative'; Reference book equates terms without comment
NOTE: Well I used to use that website.

MUST READ!
Americans Are Destroying America

MUST WATCH!
VIDEO: Why Glenn Beck Wants America to Read "The 5,000 Year Leap"

Abstinence Education in Schools



Big Brother



MUST READ!
COMMUNITY (COMMUNIST) ORIENTED POLICING

Judge rules family can't refuse chemo for boy; Parents of 13-year-old sought to treat his cancer with alternative medicine



Abortion



For the first time the majority of Americans consider themselves pro-life



Second Amendment



MUST READ!
U.N. treaty could jeopardize 2nd Amendment rights



Torture



Watching MSNBC is torture



HOLY *&@#!!!



'Killer Chip' tracks humans, releases poison; Saudi inventor applies for rights to GPS-linked lethal security device
NOTE: Great. Now that this has been invented, how do we keep it out of the hands of the government?

VIDEO: How to Brainwash a Nation
NOTE: Watch this and understand how people are manipulated. These are the exact same tactics used by the gay agenda for the past few decades to bring about the acceptance of homosexuality that would never have been thought of in times past.

NJ ruling favors sex offenders



CALLS TO ACTION!



Hundreds of thousands of letters given to senators; Campaign in opposition to 'hate crimes' provisions growing
NOTE: There's still time to send yours!

Texas forges compromise over creationism; Curriculum no longer requires teaching 'weaknesses' of all scientific theories
NOTE: We should ALL get this type of change mandated in our local schools!!!

American Grand Jury
NOTE: Get involved! Exercise your Constitutional right as an American citizen ro reign in the federal government!!!

Research: 'Hate crimes' prelude to incest, polygamy; Cites 'Pedophile Protection Act' for its impact on speech, religion
NOTE: Contact your representatives on this issue!!!

U.S. bonkers for Obama birth certificate billboards; Campaign strikes chord on presidential eligibility issue
NOTE: Help spread the word!

Pepsi shareholders hear from ex-'gay'
NOTE: Help us keep the pressure on! Boycott Pepsi!

Whaddya mean, 'America is not a Christian nation'? Congressmen challenge Obama assertion by drafting 'spiritual heritage' legislation
NOTE: Call your representatives and let them know that you SUPPORT H.R. 397!

Text of SB 572
NOTE: Call or email your representatives and urge them to OPPOSE SB 527 which would establish "Harvey Milk Day" to celebrate (particularly in schools) the life of an individual who did nothing except to be a gay politician. Hooray.

Original Intent
NOTE: Educate Yourself!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Web Update 5/12/09

MUST WATCH VIDEO



America: Freedom to Fascism - Director's Authorized Version
NOTE: This is an extremely powerful video. I watched it the other night and could not stop it, even though it kept me up until 2:30 in the morning! Don't be fooled by the topic at the beginning. The director states that as he was researching the original topic - interesting in itself - a deeper truth began to unravel. Please watch this, and share it with those you know.



Homosexuality



MUST READ!
Calif. school day would honor homosexual pioneer
NOTE: here is the official CA senate page for this bill. PLEASE be sure to email and/or call your representatives and tell them to REJECT this bill!!!

MUST READ!
Election hijacked, conservative students claim; Call for investigation; 'We're sure we'll find some kind of fraud'
NOTE: These are the students who made news by passing the student body resolution in support of Proposition 8. Some of them are our personal friends.

'Gay'-marriage barrage: 'Follow the money'; Proponents of same-sex unions 'completely overreached' in Maine

Obama urged to appoint first 'gay' to Supreme Court

School sued over lesbian lecturer

Teachers cite 'clergy' privilege to hide lesbian teaching; Turned math, science classes over to visiting 'minister'

War ignited on homosexual 'bonanza'; 'This should send a strong message that same-sex marriage is unwanted here'

BEING QUEER IS A SEXUAL DISORDER

DC council approves same-sex 'marriage' legislation

MUST READ!
NC congresswoman claims Shepard murder 'not a hate crime'
NOTE: It is important to familiarize yourself with this case, as it is the basis for many efforts by the militant homosexual agenda.



Obama



Obama would ax abstinence-only funding

Hope and Change at J.C. Penney?

Artist cancels Messiah Obama display; Thousands of emails, calls objected to president wearing crown of thorns



Marxism



ABSOLUTELY MUST READ!!!!!!!
Preparing for Panic: ACORN, AIG, Cloward-Piven, and assorted coincidences (Updated)
Scroll down to the heading, "The Cloward-Piven Strategy." From the article:

A pair of radical Columbia University professors by the name of Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven wrote an article in the radical magazine known as The Nation. The article was published on May 2, 1966 and laid out what is now known as the “Cloward-Piven Strategy”. The plan calls for the destruction of capitalism in America by swelling the welfare rolls to the point of collapsing our economy and then implementing socialism by nationalizing many private institutions.


MUST READ!
MARXISM COMES TO AMERICA

Aussies consider population control

U.S. becoming history's largest welfare state; Numbers reveal Obama driving U.S. into socialism



Christianity



MUST READ!
PURGING THE MEMORY OF OUR CHRISTIAN ROOTS
NOTE: Please be sure to follow the link about the "Earth Day Picture" referenced in the article. This website is chock full of amazing information, that is almost always right-on.

MUST READ!
NPR axes Christian radio programs
NOTE: Join me in "axing" NPR: contact them and let them know what you think!



Parental Rights



MUST READ!
Saving Motherhood

MUST READ!
Parental rights already being lost; State could take over decisions on health, schooling, abortion



Second Amendment



Next step? No guns allowed for right-wing 'extremists'; Bill empowers attorney general to forbid firearms for those 'suspected dangerous'

Gun protections on agenda in Utah; Following Montana's lead in states' rights affirmation



Reasons to Homeschool Your Child(ren)



MUST READ!
Sex ed mandatory for 5-year-olds; Program outlines teaching about homosexuality

THE REAL PRIORITY OF PUBLIC EDUCATION



Big Brother



MUST READ!
Suspect detained over 'extremist' bumper sticker; 'Don't Tread on Me' puts driver in 'watch' category in DHS report

MUST READ!
'Electronic Police State' report cites U.S.; Ultimate Big Brother 'basics are in place'
From the article:

The listings of China, North Korea, Belarus and Russia, all known for their repression of freedom, weren't surprising. Nor was the listing of the United Kingdom with its recent programs to copy and store virtually every telephone call, e-mail and text message within its borders.

But Rosenberg said there's more going on in the United States than many believe want to believe.

The nation's "basic system of gathering evidence and sorting it later is really dangerous," he said. "It's permanent. It's not going to go away."

It goes so far that a person's alcohol consumption actually could be tracked by government agents, if they chose, through credit card documentation, he told WND.

"In an Electronic Police State, every surveillance camera recording, every e-mail you send, every Internet site you surf, every post you make, every check you write, every credit card swipe, every cell phone ping… are all criminal evidence, and they are held in searchable databases, for a long, long time," the report said.

"Whoever holds this evidence can make you look very, very bad whenever they care enough to do so. You can be prosecuted whenever they feel like it – the evidence is already in their database," the report continued. "Perhaps you trust that your ruler will only use his evidence archives to hurt bad people. Will you also trust his successor? Do you also trust all of his subordinates, every government worker and every policeman?


ACLU on wrong side of 'thought crimes' bill

Mother claims teen jailed by Patriot Act; FBI holds 10th-grader for months with little contact from family
NOTE: Watching the video at the top of this Web Update will greatly enhance the effect of this article!

Woman gets 30 days in jail for texting in court; Hauled behind bars immediately after being cited by judge

MUST READ!
Censors for talk radio expected within 90 days; Leader of public awareness campaign warns of 'Arctic blast' against free speech



Conservatism



Those racist, inbred Democrats

Banned by U.K., Savage hits back; Radio talk star blocked from visits, along with terrorists, neo-Nazis

Who's hunting Savage?

Muslims: 'We Do That On First Dates'

Phony, perverted 'compassion'



Evolution



Dinosaur blood extracted from bone; Scientists insist fossil is 80 million years old
NOTE: Because, you know, blood has been known to hang around for 80 million years, in soft tissue...



Environmentalism



U.N. mercury alert neglects metal-laden CFLs; Concern over health risks of compact fluorescent light mount
NOTE: I raised this issue on a gadget website when others were praising new environmental efforts such as CFL's, and I was railed against by several people, BUT this is a serious issue that environmentalists failed to take into account when they were making themselves feel good by passing "green" laws.

Climate-change report on evangelicals debunked

MUST READ!
Global Warming Petition Project
NOTE: I believe I have shared this before, but it is something I wish more people were aware of!



Health Care



7 Liberal Myths About Health Care



Evolution



Darwinists' swine flu science



Secret Combinations



Bilderbergers plan secret meeting in Greece; Source says top agenda item is reconstructing world economy
NOTE: Watching the video at the top of this Web Update will greatly enhance the effect of this article!



Finances, etc.



124 congressman demand audit of Federal Reserve; Support multiplying for scrutiny of nation's money controllers



TAKE ACTION!



California Patriots on ResistNet.com

BOYCOTT PEPSI!
NOTE: This includes their other brands Quaker, Frito-Lay, Gatorade (I think), and one or two more. Visit their website for more details.

Take Action Now!
NOTE: This is a great page to return to time and time again as Americans United for Life post items on this page that require action by the public on current pro-life issues.

Values Voter Summit

Monday, May 11, 2009

A War is at Us

I had the opportunity to speak in Sacrament meeting yesterday. The topic was left fairly open to my own judgment, and it was the subject of my thoughts for most of the day before. I wanted to give a "unicorns and rainbows" talk about how great mothers are, and why they are important, and I even began compiling quotes and sources along those lines, but it just didn't feel right. My decision to abandon this subject matter proved provident, as the youth speaker who went before me gave that talk, almost verbatim. However, as I prayed and read the scriptures, I felt prompted to speak on the following subject. Although some felt it was not entirely related to Mother's Day, I never felt any inkling but that it was exactly what the Lord would have me speak. I hope you find in it something that stirs your soul.

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Brothers and Sisters, we are at war. Or rather, a war is at us, and most of us fail to realize it or treat it for the very real threat that it is. Satan, the leader of the opposition, has many earthly cohorts. Together, they are well aware that YOU are unaware, and it works to their advantage.

In his well-known treatise The Art of War, military mastermind Sun Tzu offers the following advice:

All warfare is based on deception.

Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable;
when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we
are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away;
when far away, we must make him believe we are near.

Hold out baits to entice the enemy...

If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him.
Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.

If he is taking his ease, give him no rest.
If his forces are united, separate them.

Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.


Right now, as Americans, as Christians, as Mormons, we face attacks from countless enemies, from countless angles. The sad and frightening truth is that we waste our days in frivolous or meaningless activities, sedated in our belief that the threats either do not exist, or are not as bad as people say.

In 1942, the First Presidency issued the following message to the Church:

Satan is making war against...the very foundations upon which society, government, and religion rest...He plans to destroy freedom–economic, political, and religious, and to set up in place thereof the greatest, most widespread, and most complete tyranny that has ever oppressed men. He is working under such perfect disguise that many do not recognize either him or his methods...He comes as a thief in the night; he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Without their knowing it, the people are being urged down paths that lead only to destruction...

(First Presidency Heber J. Grant, J. Reuben Clark Jr., David O. McKay, Conference Report, October 1942, p. 14)


Several years later, Ezra Taft Benson wrote the following in his book An Enemy Hath Done This:

[W]e 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)


Often, we allow ourselves to believe that the Lord will take care of things. This is a wonderful thing, an expression of faith. The Lord WILL take care of things. Where we diverge from truth is in allowing ourselves to believe that the Lord will take care of things WITHOUT OUR HELP! If this were the case, there would be no need for home and visiting teachers, or for missionaries. In truth, such a situation would effectively nullify every position in the church. No, indeed, for although the Lord is fully able to get along without us, He has made it quite clear that our efforts are required.

Pres. Benson provides this additional counsel elsewhere:

"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…

"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 Hell" (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.

(Ezra Taft Benson Teachings of Ezra T. Benson Chapter 5 Pg 659 – 661)


So, we are at war. Satan and his earthly minions have us surrounded, and the Lord expects us to stand and fight. Let us turn our attentions to just one of the many battlefronts, particularly poignant on this day set aside to celebrate mothers and motherhood: the push to eradicate the family unit. Well, you say, this in nothing new; Satan has been attempting to break down the family for years. This statement is true, but while you have allowed yourself to become so unalarmed at Satan’s familiar efforts, he has been making headway.

Karl Marx, the father of Marxism - upon which both Socialism and Communism are based – focused his venom on three main institutions: Capitalism, religion, and the family. In his most influential work The Communist Manifesto, he calls for the abolition of the family, and refers to the “bourgeois claptrap about the family and… the hallowed correlation of parents and child” as “disgusting.”

Within the past several decades, similar individuals have launched movements designed to weaken our society, including the feminist movement, designed to free women from the so-called shackles and slavery of children and home life. Currently, efforts are underway both nationally and internationally to remove from parents the ability, and indeed the right, to parent their own children.

“Parental rights are under attack in our nation,” says the pro-family website,ParentalRights.org.

Across the country, many judges are beginning to deny the vital role of parents in the lives of their children, instead inserting the government into a "parental" role in a child's life. This dangerous assertion is leading to the severance of the child-parent relationship in numerous instances across the nation...

With cases like these filling the courts, every parent should be concerned about the protection and preservation of their rights.

But another storm is rapidly forming on the horizon.

International law that seeks to empower the government to intrude upon the child-parent relationship is becoming an increasing threat.”

(http://www.parentalrights.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={81C1F260-4A9F-4013-8164-68A360E295A5}).


Brothers and Sisters, the responsibility for our children has been laid before us by the Lord in undeniable terms:

Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live.

(The Family: A Proclamation to the World)


PARENTS, we are told, have the sacred duty to rear, to provide, and to teach, and we must never allow these sacred duties to be taken from us, for, as the First Presidency declared nearly fifteen years ago:

[W]e warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

(The Family: A Proclamation to the World)


We are seeing the fulfillment of this prophecy unfold all around us, as the effects of many of our past actions, as a society, become more apparent. Now, more than ever, it is absolutely essential that we, having the Gospel in our lives, cease to sit back and merely glow in the corner, but instead rise up and let our light shine for all the world to see! To anxiously fill the frontlines in this war, which, if lost, will cost us all that is dear to us!

“There is a real sifting going on in the church,” said Pres. Benson, nearly 35 years ago

it will sift the wheat from the tares, because we face some difficult days. And those days are going to require faith and testimony and family unity, the like of which we have never had.

(Conference Reports of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ezra Taft Benson OCT:1974).


“Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?” (Acts 2:37)

To begin, we must devour the scriptures. The time for dalliance has long passed, and it is necessary today that we understand exactly what the Lord has spoken. This will enable us to recognize the tactics of the devil, particularly important because we are told that in the last days, Satan “shall deceive the very elect, who are the elect according to the covenant,” BUT “whoso treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived” (JS-M 1:22, 37).

Next, we must be on the lookout for the influences of Satan in the world around us. Remember, “[a]ll warfare is based on deception.” Have you unwittingly allowed inappropriate messages to enter your home via television, music, movies, or the internet? It may be necessary to reassess even your favorite sources of entertainment. Remember, “[a]ttack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.” Our home, we have been told, should be a heaven on earth. Ask yourself, would this be allowed in heaven?

Finally, get involved with, or start, an organization that is taking an active stand against evil. Many such groups exist already, speaking out against unnecessary abortions, inappropriate education in public schools, pornography, and many other things. Other groups exist specifically to stand FOR righteous causes, such as parental rights, motherhood, clean entertainment, and even clean language. Do NOT wait for the prophet to demand your efforts.

For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward.

Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness;

For the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. (D&C 58:26-29)


Brothers and Sisters, it is my hope that we will all rise to this most unfortunate occasion, and give Satan a terrible opposition, the likes of which have not been seen since the War in Heaven!

In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.