July 22, 2014

Questioning Authority: People Who Blindly Obey

Once again—trust your own instincts and anxieties, especially those concerning people who claim that dominating others, violence, war, or some other violation of your conscience is the grand solution to some problem. Do this even when, or especially when, everyone around you has completely stopped questioning authority. Recite to yourself what Stanley Milgram taught us about obedience: At least six out of ten people will blindly obey to the bitter end an official-looking authority in their midst. ~Martha Stout

July 2, 2014

Conversation with an ASSHOLE!

ME: You can't force a Christ follower to help you murder your baby.

BOB: A Christ follower. How many adopted children do you have Christ follower?

ME: --->> Foster Mom raises her hand and waves at Bob <<---

BOB: Foster does not count!

ME: Pfft!

ME: Humor me, Bob. Tell me why fostering kids with the option to adopt doesn't count. What kind of kid will work to match your sensibilities?

BOB: Adopt, buy a car, pay for college, keep the child until the day he dies as yours claim him. Getting paid by the state to take care of kids for short periods of time is hell for the kids and very NOT Christian. You are as bad as Islam. Like the Taliban you would have all believe in your religion to their detriment. You would have all follow your rules. FOSTER WITH AN OPTION TO ADOPT!! YOU ARE NOT RENTING A HOUSE YOU MORON. Keep your kind of GOD and Christian religion to yourself. I do not believe you, I think you lie, and are NOT a Christian. It's time to tax the church.

ME: We don't foster for the money and yes we would adopt every child that comes into our home if we could. Unfortunately our Government doesn't work that way. It's pretty clear from the vile you spew that you don't understand how the foster care system works. We will love every child that comes to our family and they will all know they are loved and that someone cares. We also try to love their biological families whenever possible. It's complex, too sophisticated for you to understand. Especially while you are busy making yourself look like an ASSHOLE. Have a GREAT day, BOB.

My Thoughts on the Hobby Lobby decision and Religious Liberty

Back to Hobby Lobby—A Christ Follower doesn’t stop following Christ when they open up a business. Hobby Lobby still provides birth control minus the 4 methods that go against the conscience of the owner of that business. Also, just because our Government can steal or confiscate the money we earn doesn’t mean we have to agree to funding the death of pre-born human beings. Religious Liberty is protected by the Constitution of the United States of America whether you sit in your car, house, plane, or train. Without life there is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness. How can you pursue anything if you are dead? You can’t!

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Libertarian Response #HobbyLobby

In response to yesterday's Hobby Lobby ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict made the following statement:

It's strange that liberals and conservatives are making this ruling out to be a huge deal. All the ruling does is remove a very narrow coverage requirement, in very specific cases; 99.9 percent of Obamacare is upheld.

It's true that closely held corporate entities should not be forced to pay for this particular contraceptive coverage. But focusing on that narrow issue misses the bigger point: No employer should be forced to provide any health coverage at all.

This ruling just draws the line between freedom and regulation arbitrarily. If these employers are free to ignore this particular mandate, why aren't other employers free to ignore other Obamacare regulations? They should be.

Obamacare is unjust and unconstitutional from top to bottom. No employer should be forced to provide health coverage to its employees, or penalized by government if it doesn't.

Religion is not the issue. The fact that these employers have religious motives doesn't matter. Employers have the right to associate freely with their employees, and to come up with any mutually agreeable employment terms, whether their motives are religious, secular, generous, greedy, or whatever.

This ruling is a tiny island in a huge sea of Supreme Court rulings that have supported the federal government's desire to regulate and control.

Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark said, "Cutting the government requirement that birth control be purchased only with a prescription and making it over-the-counter would advance liberty by giving easier access to birth control for people who want it without putting their employer in the middle of their personal choices. Government doesn't make men get prescriptions for condoms, there's no reason it should make women get prescriptions for birth control pills."

The Libertarian Party platform contains the following health care plank: "We favor restoring and reviving a free market health care system. We recognize the freedom of individuals to determine the level of health insurance they want (if any), the level of health care they want, the care providers they want, the medicines and treatments they will use and all other aspects of their medical care, including end-of-life decisions. People should be free to purchase health insurance across state lines."

Hat Tip: Libertarian Party: Libertarians respond to Hobby Lobby ruling

Christian Business Owners #HobbyLobby

You can't force a Christ follower to help you murder your baby.

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Yes I Can! No You Can't! #HobbyLobby

Amen! Hallelujah! Praise be to God! Hobby Lobby secured the right for all Americans to be a Christian even at work! Remember that Hobby Lobby does not discriminate or influence what its employees do; it wants nothing to do with employees' reproductive decisions. Employees want to be on birth control pills, fine. They want to kill their babies, fine. But Hobby Lobby doesn't have to fund it. That's all Hobby Lobby ever asked for, that's all the court granted, and that's 100% protected by the Bill of Rights. –JV

June 19, 2014

Jesus was a Liberal? No, he was not!

Has anyone ever told you that Jesus was a liberal? I’ve had people tell me that before. That usually ends the discussion for me because they’ve inadvertently admitted they don’t really read or comprehend God’s Holy Word.

H/T: Satan is a liberal

May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 2014

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

May 17, 2014

Your Help Gives Hope!

My daughter and I are walking to help raise money for mental illnesses as we know families who have been personally affected. It would mean the world to me if you could donate a little something to this important cause. You can click the link to make a donation. Please share this post to help spread the word. Your help gives hope! Thank You!

April 3, 2014

I'm tired of the negative stigma associated with mental illness

I’m tired of the negative stigma associated with mental illness. The stigma is so bad that people are afraid to take the much needed medications that can help make all the difference. People are afraid to admit there’s a problem or they are uncomfortable seeking treatment/therapy because of what it will do their reputation. It’s frustrating to me that a person can have a heart condition, thyroid problem, or diabetes but when it comes to the brain getting sick we as a society look the other way. In the civilian world the stigma associated with mental illness is pretty big. In the military it’s even bigger. You don’t want to get me started on the negative stigma associated with mental illness in the church. That’s a whole other ball of wax I don’t have time for! Mental health care is at the bottom of the barrel in this country and it ought not be this way.