This is nuts.
SO MANY THINGS WRONG WITH THIS.
One – the United States is not Israel. Moses wasn’t speaking to the U.S. Military. This is not a FRACKIN’ THEOCRACY BASED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT.
SELF-CONDEMNATION IS NOT THE ROOT OF PTSD.
Remember, this is the same group of morons who preached against vaccines.
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Two men who had grueling bone marrow treatments for cancer are enjoying a happy side effect: They appear free of the AIDS virus, researchers reported on Wednesday. (here)
In reading many of the comments around the various forums where this news is announced, people are coming down one on of two sides. Either they are celebrating the cessation of the need for condoms or they are angry that this has happened. Why, I wonder?
Throughout the late 80′s and 90′s, AIDs was preached as a sign from God, “revealed from heaven against all ungodliness”. Well, not by all, but by many Evangelicals. They would no doubt turn to Romans 1.18–32 to pronounce this as the judgment from God. You will hear this even today in some arenas. David Barton, master abater of history, says,
There’s a passage that I love in Romans 1 – I don’t love what the topic is – but it talks about homosexuality and it says that they will receive in their bodies the penalties of their behavior. And the Bible again, it’s right every time, and studies keep proving that and that’s why AIDS has been something they haven’t discovered a cure for or a vaccine for, because it’s the fastest self-mutating virus known to mankind. Every time they just about get a vaccine discovered for it, it transmutes into something new and they have to start over again. And that goes to what God says, hey you’re going to bear in your body the consequences of this homosexual behavior.
There is so much wrong here, but that is not the topic of this post. If this is really a judgement from God (please read these last three words in a deep, booming voice), and if ‘man’ defeated it (or, if we are on our way to defeating it and I mean curing it rather than using condoms to prevent it), then are we not more powerful than the god who first gave us this judgement?
I saw this on The Colbert Report last night — Bryan Fischer has discovered the Obama’s administration’s secret plan for making this a Muslim nation:
Yeah… Anyway, pursuing Fox this a.m., I saw this head line – to your lower right:
The actual story this headline links too? The sum total? An outside group tired of the recent news from the Air Force Academy and other places that have depicted some in those various places of using their rank to force people to become Christians or the what not, is urging that these officers will not stop treating the U.S. Military like the Army of God, then court martial them. I mean, you have the U.S. Army inviting well-known liar David Barton to their prayer breakfast.
Who does Fox news turn to characterize the outside group? Why, it’s Tony (Friends with David Duke) Perkins… (Seems Todd Starnes, the author of the piece, regularly turns to Tony).
But, let me stop here. What if a Captain Iman was doing the same thing and wouldn’t stop?
Or, what if a military officer broke military rules, commands, and/or orders? Should it be, depending on motivation or type of command (baring the Nuremberg examples, please), treated differently?
Read the article – note the nuances they use in denouncing the outside group, the way they promote their own group and the way this group (FRC) is treated as authoritative on a matter of opinion not related with what the Military has actually said.
In the case of the Second Amendment, the Founding Fathers didn’t call it the right to keep and bear arms the way it’s written; they called it the ‘biblical right of self defense.’ So the ultimate goal of the Second Amendment is to make sure you can defend yourself against any kind of illegal force that comes against you, whether that’s from a neighbor, whether that’s from an outsider, whether that’s from your own government. And in the case of the American revolution, if the Founding Fathers had not been able to take on that illegal British government coming in…so for them, it’s not a matter of, ‘oh you got too many bullets in your magazine.’ It’s whatever the government’s got we’ve got to have the same thing, because if they’ve got an AK47 and we’ve only got a BB gun, this is not a deterrent. So the whole purpose of the Second Amendment is to make sure you have equal power with whatever comes against you illegally. So at that point, that has gotta control the gun debate. here
None of that is true, but this is David Barton after all…
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So says Richard Land to the ears to David Barton who seemingly got “excited” over the prospect of selling more t-shirts with false facts printed on them:
I tell you what, Richard gave a two word axiom that we ought to emblazon on everything we have: liberalism kills.
Liberalism kills, whether it’s in the family; whether it’s in a university; whether it’s in education; whether it’s in business; whether it’s in government, and especially in denominations, liberalism kills.
That’s a great axiom to remember is liberalism kills. (here)
We can only assume he means his understanding of liberalism – i.e., the challenges to standing institutions. Otherwise, I’m not sure how liberalism (economic) kills denominations. So, we will go with the simplistic idea of conservative (what we have) v. liberalism (questioning what we have).
This rhetoric falls on its face rather quickly. First, EVERY PROTESTANT CHURCH, SECT, DENOMINATION, CULT is a liberal schism from another one, going all the way back to Rome. The United States is a a liberal break off of Great Britain. Why? Because liberalism is needed to question the institutions from time to time. Thus, conservatism equals fascism… at least under Barton’s notion.
If you do not question your institutions, you will never go anywhere. Period. If the Reformers had never questioned Rome, then no Protestantism – and no Vatican II. If the colonists had never questioned Britain, no United States.
No Liberalism, no advancement. Know liberalism, know advancement.
According to David Barton, God wants you to be a selfish, rich millionaire:
“and there’s no way God is going to bless that … because we’re not following his laws.”
But not only is God not going to bless our government, He is “actually going to come down and oppose” it, coming straight out of Heaven to say “what’s going on down here? This isn’t what I ordained”
Barton: God Will Come Out of Heaven to Oppose Our Unbiblical Economic System | rightwingwatch.org.
Not only has David never read the New Testament, John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, but he has obviously never read Thomas Aquinas or St. Francis.
What about – Sell all you got and give it to the poor.
Yeah… that’s Jesus.
So, Barton goes on Copeland – anything to make a dollar – and pulls an Henry Ward Beecher…
And yet… people will listen to both of them….
The crux of their attack was that Throckmorton was once a true evangelical but then turned away from supporting the use of reparative therapy to “cure” gays, at which point he lost his moral compass. Throckmorton is now, according to Barton, a radical member of the “Religious Left” …. and you know that because he associates with Right Wing Watch! (here)
Listen to the video. Because Throckmorton does not support the terrible gay therapy, he is an “enemy.”
More on his Facebook page…
Point proven… But you should see more… Now he is being persecuted like Jesus
The Thomas Nelson publishing company has decided to cease publication and distribution of David Barton’s controversial book, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson, saying it has “lost confidence in the book’s details.” (See “The David Barton controversy,” Aug. 8.) (here)
Wonder if Barton is a martyr for this? Will the Becky-beck-beskistan-Beckster stop with the Barton circus?
Or, more than likely, Baron will sell his fantasy to others who simply believe what is written in a book unless it is a real book. Confused?
But, bully for Tommy N. Good job.
I feel the winds of change a-brewing. People are choosing good scholarship and truth over racism and propaganda. Glory in the highest!:
Evangelical Christians Are Boycotting David Barton’s Racist Propaganda
More Conservative Evangelicals Criticizing David Barton