Saturday, July 12, 2008

Casual Sex More Important Than Preventing AIDS?!

Seemingly western advisers to AIDS ravaged countries don't want to promote fidelity and abstinence even though the Africans know that is the only way to stop the AIDS crisis on their continent.

While the US Senate considers a proposal to allocate US$50 million more for AIDS prevention programmes, one Ugandan expert says it will be wasted money if the attitudes of the Western AIDS prevention community towards AIDS transmission do not change. In a column appearing in the Washington Post on June 30, one of Uganda's leading AIDS prevention experts called on the Western "experts" to "Let my people go."

"We understand that casual sex is dear to you, but staying alive is dear to us. Listen to African wisdom, and we will show you how to prevent AIDS."

"Repeatedly, our 25-member prevention committee put faithfulness and abstinence into the National Strategic Plan that guides how PEPFAR [President's Emergency Plan for HIV-AIDS Relief] money for our country will be spent. Repeatedly, foreign advisers erased our recommendations. When the document draft was published, fidelity and abstinence were missing."

The Ugandan success story is one of the most impressive in the fight against AIDS. Between 1989 and 1995, the number of men having three or more sexual partners in a year dropped from 15 to three per cent and HIV rates plunged from 21 percent in 1991 to 6 percent in 2002. At the same time, Western nations brought more than 2 billion condoms on Africa and the epidemic continued in nations that went along with the condoms-only approach.

I feel badly for the Ugandans. They would probably be better off telling the US Gov. to eat dirt and then asking for funding from non-governments (501(c)(3)s or private individuals) that agree with abstinence and fidelity.

It is disgusting to me that much of the developed world values casual sex more than they value African lives.

It is amazing to me that you can be an AIDS expert and not be in favor of abstinence and fidelity. Where has common sense gone?

Friday, July 11, 2008

And So the Lawsuits Begin

A homosexual man is suing Zondervan for having verses in the Bible that say negative things about those living a homosexual lifestyle. Read the whole story here.

Fowler, who is representing himself in both cases, claims that Zondervan manipulated Scripture by using the term "homosexuals" in 1 Corinthians 6:9 of their 1982 and 1987 revised edition Bibles. He also contends that the reference to homosexuality were deleted by the publisher in later versions without informing the public.

In a hand-written suit, Fowler lists all sorts of charges against Zondervan including malicious negligence, strict liability, malice, libel, and violating his civil rights. He filed a suit in June against Tennessee-based publisher Thomas Nelson on similar grounds. He's seeking $60 million from Zondervan and $10 million from Thomas Nelson Publishing.

Let's all pray that the judges in this case have the sense to see past this craziness.

Right to Bear Arms

I am married to a gun aficionado, but I never really cared abou them. I was all for gun ownership rights, but it never really sparked anything in me. That is until we watched the movie, Innocents Betrayed. It clearly showed the link between a disarmed people and a dead (killed by the government) people. In fact I would go so far as to say that if you want to stop genocide, promote gun ownership of the general citizenry. So, to that end, I have added a few more links to the right hand side of the page:

Second Amendment Foundation
Gun Owners of America
Innocents Betrayed

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I get the FRC Action e-mail. This one made me say, "ARGH!" I will give the quote and my response.

Will churches be able to refuse to marry homosexual couples?

Of course they will be able to. The question is will they be willing to pay the price for standing by their claimed beliefs. The question is do churches have any guts and are they willing to suffer for the cause of Christ.

Will they be able to deny access to their facilities?

The question should be, "Are churches (being people and not buildings) willing to give up their buildings (if it comes to that) to stand by what they claim to believe?"

I get so tired of the mentality of obeying the government at all cost. There also seems to be a pervasive thought that if the government says that I can't do something it is impossible. No, you just have to be willing to suffer the consequences. ARGH!

British Judge OK's Sharia Law Use in Britan

I usually don't post about things overseas, but I think cases like this set precidents (in the minds of our Supreme Court justices). I think we need to be aware of these things. This story is from OneNewsNow.

Lord Chief Justice Nicholas Phillips' endorsement has already created a huge controversy across Britain. In a speech at an East London mosque, he said that Islamic legal principles could be employed to deal with family and marital arguments and to regulate finance. Phillip's recommendations came just five months after Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams suggested that Islamic law could govern marital law, financial transactions, and arbitration in disputes.

Robert Spencer, director of
Jihad Watch, says the problem with Sharia law is that there is always more Sharia to accommodate. "Once they get into the idea that Sharia is legitimate in terms of family law, then it's going to be hard to draw a line because family law in Sharia and Islamic law infringes upon many other things," he continues.

According to Spencer, Sharia law allows women to be treated like commodities. "Apparently that is just fine by the Chief Justice of Great Britain," he comments. "He doesn't seem to realize just how much women are devalued in Islamic Sharia law -- even the ostensibly benign version of Sharia law that he thinks he would be instituting," Spencer notes. "[O]bviously this is a man who doesn't know what Sharia is really all about."

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Dr. Kevorkian Running for Congress

My brother just sent me an e-mail to this link. According to the article,

Assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian plans to run for Congress, complicating a Michigan race that is expected to be among the most competitive in the nation.

The so-called "Dr. Death," who was released from prison last year and remains on parole, will run as a candidate with no party affiliation for a congressional seat representing Detroit's suburbs, an associate said.

Kevorkian, 79, claims to have helped at least 130 people die from 1990 until 1998 _ the year he was charged in the death of Thomas Youk, a 52-year-old Oakland County man with Lou Gehrig's disease. Kevorkian has promised not to help in any other assisted suicides and could go back to prison if he did.

He was released from prison in June 2007 after serving the minimum of his 10- to 25-year sentence for second-degree murder in Youk's death. He spent eight years and 2 1/2 months behind bars after earning time off for good behavior.

Good grief!

So I Finally Saw Bella

I finally saw Bella. I checked it out from the library and watched it while my kids took a nap. I really enjoyed it, but I need someone to explain one series of scenes to me.

In the middle of the movie, there is a series of scenes where Nina and Jose are in a waiting room. He whispers something in her ear. She goes in with the nurse. She is laying on a table. Jose is praying. She comes out crying and gives him a hug.

I am usually good at following flashbacks/flash forwards. This time I didn't get exactly what happened.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Children Need Male and Female Parents

It is a sad time we live in when this needs to be pointed out. There is an excellent blog post by Dr. Tracye Hansen that highlights children's need for male and female parents. Here are a couple of quotes:

Men and women bring diversity to parenting; each makes unique contributions to the rearing of children that can’t be replicated by the other. Mothers and fathers simply are not interchangeable. Two women can both be good mothers, but neither can be a good father.

A father teaches a boy how to properly channel his aggressive and sexual drives. A mother can’t show a son how to control his impulses because she’s not a man and doesn’t have the same urges as one. A father also commands a form of respect from a boy that a mother doesn’t––a respect more likely to keep the boy in line. And those are the two primary reasons why boys without fathers are more likely to become delinquent and end up incarcerated.

Father-need is also built into the psyche of girls. There are times in a girl’s life when only a father will do. For instance, a father offers a daughter a safe, non-sexual place to experience her first male-female relationship and have her femininity affirmed. When a girl doesn’t have a father to fill that role she’s more likely to become promiscuous in a misguided attempt to satisfy her inborn hunger for male attention and validation.

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Depth of Lies

“We must face the reality that every person will leave his or her education and enter adulthood with a worldview. This worldview will be either man-centered or God-centered.” - Glen Shultz, Kingdom Education, p. 49

“There is something dreadfully wrong when the church, without compulsion, pushes its children into the arms of a secular state to be nurtured, discipled, and trained.” - Bradley Heath, Millstones & Stumbling Blocks, p. 62

These are two quotes from EducationConversation. They got me thinking; I don't think that most parents are aware of the depth of lies that are taught in government schools. They think to themselves, "A little evolution and gay marriage should be easy to counter. We talk about that at home." Folks, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Here is list going slightly further down the iceberg. The lies are everywhere in every discipline.

1. Truth is illusive and ephemeral. Very few things (if anything) can be known with absolute certainty. The main exception to this is evolution.
2. Man is basically good and perfectable. You will be happier and healthier if you follow your natural desires.
3. God (if he/she exists at all) is something to be kept in a box and used only privately at home or in church. He/she should never be brought into the public sector.
4. As a young person, you have virtually no self-control. Trying to gain any is largely pointless until you are an adult.
5. Anything traditional should be looked at as suspect, especially when dealing with sex, gender, and marriage.
6. There are no Christian roots to America.
7. History says whatever we want it to say regardless of actual facts.
8. All religions are equally good and are part of cultural awareness (as opposed to spiritual awareness).