TV anchor sues station, claims fired due to whiteness

Equality? Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of it’s stated intent. (Quinn’s 1st Law)

Wendy Bell, a television anchor who worked for WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, filed a lawsuit against her employer claiming she was wrongfully terminated and alleging it was all because of her race – which is white. Bell, in a federal suit, said she was fired on March 30 “because of her race,” Fox News reported. The […]

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German cinema in chaos as gunman opens fire

No word on the motive behind this yet:

A gunman decked in a mask and draped with an ammunition belt stormed into a cinema complex in Vierhhelm, Germany, Thursday and opened fire, leaving up to 50 from CS gas that was tossed at the scene, preliminary reports said. It’s not clear who unleashed the tear gas – the attacker or police, the Telegraph reported. But the […]

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Group: Muslim voter registration up 300,000 since 2012 | Washington Examiner

More than a quarter million Muslims have become registered voters since the last presidential election, a Muslim group reported on Tuesday.In June there were 824,000 registered Muslim voters whose first, middle or last names matched a list of 43,538 traditionally Muslim names, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which used a private national database of voter information. That number represents a significant bump from the 500,000 voters the group accounted for in 2012, using the same method.One reason for the surge, CAIR suggests, is increased political involvement resulting from rhetorical attacks on that faith community by public figures. While the press release does not mention GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump by name, it does contain two links to articles about how the candidate is attacking Muslims and fueling prejudice, hate incidents.

Source: Group: Muslim voter registration up 300,000 since 2012 | Washington Examiner

Google Play takes action on Auschwitz ‘game’

An app-based “game” posted on Google Play that let users “live like a real Jew in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp” has been removed after it was widely condemned. At United with Israel, Colette Avital of the Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors said, “We cannot understand how the top management of Google approved such a […]

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Cultural Influences

“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.” – 1 Chronicles 12:32 (KJV)

What is interesting about this verse is that the tribe of Issachar could see what was going on in the world, in this particular context it was that David was taking power. Do we do this today? Do we see what is going on in the world?

In the world today, many of us just want to go about our own business and not be stressed by many of the things that are going on in the world and especially the scientific community because it requires us to think really hard on some subjects. This also stems from a common belief that faith does not require thinking.

Biblical authority is what is at the heart of everything happening in the world. Do we trust the secular scientists and politicians or do we allow God to tell us. Let make a few definitions:

  1. Biblical inerrancy: Is the bible accurate when it does speak on matters of science and when it does is it correct and trustworthy
  2. Biblical perspicuity: Is the bible clear and easy enough to be understood at face value.

The gospel message depends on things like the reality of Adam and Creation, and the fall in order for there to be redemption. If fossils are 100s of millions of years old then there was death of man before the fall. If death is not the consequence for sin then why do we need the resurrection? Christians are deciding to believe some of the Bible, a Bible a-la-cart theology.

More than anywhere else in the world, America has been blessed with more Christian ministries and education groups. Is our society getting better or worse? Is the church influencing culture or is Culture influencing the Church?

We see our culture through our experiences and it shapes our moral principles whether correct or not. We figuratively say to ourselves “My culture is right because we are so prosperous (one culture out of many), or freer, or smarter…etc.” In other words we say to ourselves “My culture has made me so prosperous that it must be the right/true culture.” These first principles, whether right or wrong, become the basis through which we interpret information, including the scriptures. But this scream to us: “WHO IS IN CHARGE HERE?”

So we Americans do this all the time with scripture and not realize it. Here are a few questions to examine through our cultural lens:

  1. Do I feel a sense of success if I die and nobody knows my name but more people have come to Christ? In a success obsessed culture such as ours, we place ourselves higher on the glory rendering platform then our Lord.
  2. Do I believe God wants me to succeed, or does God want more people to know Jesus? Your definition of success will be influenced by your cultural influences. God’s definition of success is probably much different than ours. Who do you think is right?
  3. Do we compartmentalize ourselves into different people? That is work is separate from family, separate from religious beliefs and social clubs. In the West, corporations train people that work is not family and family is not work so do not bring your personal problems to work. This teaches us have a dual personality and to even prioritize our life. I mean life! That business would come before living or health or family.

Our culture may influence how we answer these questions particularly on how we define success or how a person is valued in society. Today’s culture in the West shows that people are valued by their productivity instead of just their being. This has taught generations of children that they only have extrinsic value and not intrinsic value and why more people treat other people as tools for their personal success instead of as the image of God.

While the Bible tells Christians to be salt and light in a world of darkness (Matthew 5:13), what is actually happening is the opposite. Christians are becoming more like the world. Almost daily there are news stories of ministers being charged with sexually related crimes and even violence. Are we imitating the world or is the world imitating us?

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” – Psalm 11:3 (KJV)

Democrats, LGBT activists’ sinister plan to crack down on Christian schools | Fox News

If California Democrats have their way, Christian colleges and universities will no longer be allowed to require students attend chapel services or require them to profess a relationship with Jesus Christ.Senate Bill 1146 would close a loophole that lawmakers say allows Christian universities to discriminate against students based on their gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.

Source: Democrats, LGBT activists’ sinister plan to crack down on Christian schools | Fox News

Transgender Man Is Kicking Butt In Women’s Mixed Martial Arts

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, enter a transgender man who is kicking butt and taking names in women’s mixed martial arts competition.Yep, Fallon Fox, a male who underwent transgender surgery, is 5 and 1 in women’s MMA. He’s so tough that most women don’t last more than a round with him. Fallon even once broke a woman’s orbital bone with one punch!

 

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