Saturday, January 5, 2008

Close to Home

Free Market sent me an update with a story I find truly disturbing. It is a short article. Here it is.

A Fort Worth mother was kicked off a bus this past week for reading the Bible to her children on the way to church. After Christine Lutz was ordered by her bus driver to stop reading the Bible to her children and told this was not the appropriate time or place for that, she disagreed. The bus driver pulled over soon after, and Mrs. Lutz and her children were escorted into a supervisor's van. Free Market's legal division has stepped in to represent Mrs. Lutz in the case. She is demanding an apology letter from the Fort Worth transit system. In addition, Free Market's legal division is seeking clarity from the transit authority in what has become a public debate, demanding that the transit system distribute a letter to all its drivers, informing them that individuals have the freedom to read the Bible while riding public buses.

This shows the anti-christian mindset arising in America today. If this had been a muslim mother reading the Koran, there would have been public outrage. Well, I at least plan to voice my displeasure with the Fort Worth public transportation.

EDIT 1/10/07

Here is my response from Fort Worth Public Transportation.

On Saturday, Dec. 29, on Route 6, a T bus operator reported that a womanwas reading in a very loud voice. It is against The T's bus policyfor passengers to be loud or disruptive while riding the bus. Such busrules, as no loud or disruptive behavior, are a common practice withinthe public transportation industry to help ensure a calm and safeatmosphere and respect for all passengers. They are posted clearly atthe front of the bus.

After the passenger declined to lower her voice, the operator calledthe supervisor to assist. The supervisor met the bus and explained tothe passenger that it was the loudness of her reading that was againstthe T's policy. The lady would not lower her very loud voice and so the Supervisor transported her to her destination and allowed her toread as loud as she wished.

It was not what she was reading, it was the very loud and disruptivevolume. She was asked to lower her voice, but refused. Otherpassengers on the bus were looking to the driver for proper enforcementof the rules.

This driver acted in a very courteous and professional manner toproperly deal with the situation. The T, as a public transit authority,has no policy against reading any type of material on the bus. Only when behavior of a passenger reaches an extreme volume, such as in thiscase, is a supervisor called.

Richard L. Ruddell
President, The T

I then called Free Market. They said that was the T's story, but at the time the driver actually said that it was innappropriate to read the Bible out loud on the bus. They are standing by the mother's version of the events.

Friday, January 4, 2008

God is Sovereign

Randy Alcorn has a good blog today. Here are a couple of quotes.

Isaiah 33:22 says, "For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us." That about covers it, doesn't it? God is the judicial, legislative and executive branches of the government of the entire universe. Men are not saviors. Only God is. Put yourself first under God's government, and only second under man's.

Yet God delegates to men governmental authority, as Romans 13 makes clear. And in any country He honors leaders who bow their knee to Him and are willing to say and do what is right regardless of its popularity.

To reiterate, my faith is in God, not Mike Huckabee. But the reason I'm serving on Mike Huckabee's Faith and Family Values Coalition (which doesn't take much time, just phone conferences every couple of weeks) is because I think I should do my small part to shine some light and not just curse the darkness.

He also has some pictures of the caucus watching party he attended with Brett and Alex Harris and family.

Report Card on the Natural Family

Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul got perfect scores on the Report Card on the Natural Family produced by

Some of the issues covered included homosexual adoption, protecting marriage as between a man and a woman, etc.

Here are the scores from best to worst.

Mike Huckabee 7
Ron Paul 7
John McCain 4
Fred Thompson 3
Rudy Giuliani 1
Mitt Romney 0

Goooo Huckabee!

Last night was a great night for me as a Mike Huckabee supporter. I am so proud that he decided not to run the negative ad and has stood by his convictions and his God.

That being said. . .
I am so tired of people saying that it is "only because of evangelicals" that he won Iowa. It is not that they are saying it, but how they are saying it. It is as though we evangelicals don't count for anything when we vote for one of our own. Would anyone ever say that of any other people group in America? What if Obama wins the SC primary for the Dems? Would anyone say well, it is only because of all the African-Americans? Of course not.

So let's look at all the categories Mike Huckabee won in last night according to CNN.

Concerned with Events in Pakistan
Not Concerned with Events in Pakistan
Evangelical Christians
Like the Bush Administration
Don't Like the Bush Administration (except those that are angry about the Bush Admistration who went Ron Paul)
Strongly Favor Mike Huckabee
Some Reservations Against Mike Huckabee
Every Region of Iowa
Republicans (Ron Paul got the Independents.)
Income Less than $100,00/Year (Mitt Romney got the over $100,000 crowd)
Top Issue Immigration
Top Issue War in Iraq
Top Issue Economy
Top Issue Terrorism
Very Conservative to Conservatives (McCain and Romney split the moderates)
People that Want a Candidate that Says What He Believes
People that Want a Candidate with the Same Values that They Have
(Romney got the people that wanted experience or electability.)
Suburban and Rural (Romney got urban)
Every Age Group

Now to me that looks like a pretty diverse list. Yes, evangelicals are on there, but we are not the only thing on there. Could it be that Huckabee has appeal to diverse people?

Also, here are Michael Medved's thoughts on the subject.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Feeling Optimistic


Janet Folger has a great article out today in WorldNet Daily. This is my favorite quote.

I have a feeling this is going to be a very happy new year. You've heard it said this is the year of new beginnings, the year of breakthrough. I believe 2008 is the year Christians take back America.

It all starts in two days with the Iowa caucuses. I have been praying for months for God to move among caucus goers in Iowa and to give them wisdom and seek the godliest man running. I believe that man is Mike Huckabee. I am so excited to see what happens in two days.