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Continued from ‘Will They Take Away Our Children?’

Their two biggest tools are the schools and our entertainment industry. Our schools are currently the biggest threat, and most imminent danger, to our future liberties!

The other HUGE threat to our children is like a monstrous, powerful, raging river on which we are all rafting.  I don’t think it’s possible to overestimate the power that our entertainment industry has in shaping our culture, our morals, and our values.  I am talking about all the separate rivers (television, movies, pop music, sports, video games, etc.) and smaller streams (magazines, books, etc.) that merge together into a powerful river that is basically the heart and soul of the American populace.

But, like a river, it is the power that moves us–not the other way around.  Although we are all ‘kicked back’ on our rafts, being entertained by the scenery, the river is not.  The river is working–racing, cutting, carrying, and pushing, with great power, towards its goal.  And although you and I sit on our sofas, in front of the big screen tv, and empty our minds at the end of a long and tiring day–allowing ourselves to be relaxed, entertained, hypnotized–rest assured that there is a force behind it that is molding and shaping you, conforming you to someone’s vision for this world.

And when you recline tiredly in front of the tv, and consciously turn off your mind (to unwind and destress), you are putting yourself into a level of physical and mental passivity that is optimal for bypassing your conscious mind and allowing suggestions and images to penetrate deep into your subconscious.  (Compare it to the process of hypnosis or ‘guided imagery’.)  Don’t think those behind the scenes are unaware of the power they have to shape America!

This river is the force that creates and defines American culture and binds us together cohesively.  It is our ‘collective consciousness’ and forms the paradigm for our lives.  You Christian parents need to give some serious thought to how it affects you–and your children.  I’m not talking just about using discretion in regards to individual games, TV shows or singers–I’m talking about the influence of all of it put together.  Step back, way back, and take a look at the big picture.  It is so big, I don’t think you can dip your bucket in it and not be swept away.  I doubt you have enough influence with your kids to counterbalance the effects it has on them.

God tells us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds–by studying His word.  He also calls us out, when we are caught up in a depraved culture, and then he sends judgment upon it.  I don’t care if your church condones it, or tries to bend it for their use–you need to seriously seek God in prayer about what involvement He thinks is best for you and your family, in regards to our American culture and entertainment industry today.


American Empire

These two forces combined (public schools and the entertainment industry), are the reason children that are raised in church leave the church and never look back!!


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The American Paradigm Is About To Be Shattered!

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God Damn America?


Absolutely Not!!  God inspired, established, and has protected America for over 200 years!  BUT . . . WE have damned ourselves!

The man we have elected to run our country, is a man whose agenda is to run America into the ground, to totally destroy her, and hand her over to her enemies.  And God has willed it so–unless we repent!! We can fight Obama all we like, and cry out to God for help and deliverance, but unless we repent, it ain’t gonna happen!!

Repent of what? In no particular order, and definitely not all-inclusive, the practice, protection and/or promotion of:

  • denial and rejection of God
  • abortion
  • homosexuality
  • cheating (financially, academically, in marriage, etc.)
  • abandonment of family
  • rejection of marriage
  • basing decisions on economics (rather than morality)
  • greed
  • exploitation
  • self-exaltation
  • disrespect
  • dishonesty
  • arrogance
  • pornography
  • pedophilia
  • incest
  • vengeance
  • violence
  • murder
  • sexual perversion
  • profanity and vulgarity
  • abdication of personal responsibility
  • abuse of drugs and alcohol
  • abdication of parental responsibility


If you say we are a Christian nation, you are deceiving yourself!  Our sin and greed have risen to such gigantic proportions that they are the face of America that the rest of the world knows us by!  Yes, there are many Christians in America–and many kind and generous people.  Yes, the motives of the majority of the American people, towards the rest of the world, have been honorable.  BUT–we have let the actions of a minority represent how we relate to the rest of the world, and they have not treated the rest of the world with Christian love.

Our big businesses, multinational corporations, and government are in bed together.  Together, they have misused their power, by plundering the earth and exploiting the poor around the world.  They have meddled in the affairs of other nations, even to the extent of determining who the leaders of other nations should be, arming and funding resistance movements,  assassinations, etc.!  All this in the name of ‘defending American interests’.  Nonsense!  It was never our right to do such things!  It was motivated by greed!

But this is only one facet of our nation’s sinfulness.  The stench of our depravity here at home is appalling!!  Unfortunately, this is all exported too! In the form of Hollywood movies, television, and slick advertising campaigns, we market our vile, depraved culture, along with our products, to people all over the world.

I am talking to the churches in America, because God’s covenant is with us, not with the unbelievers. He placed us here to be ‘salt’ and ‘light’ to the world.  Yet, is our influence holding back decay or illuminating the sin around us?  Are we using our God-given authority to wage war on evil, when it sprouts up in our nation?  I don’t think so . . .

Make no mistake, we are the ones God holds accountable.  He has given us freedom and a system of government that allows us to determine our course and to choose our leaders.  Therefore, we are completely responsible.  Rather than take part in our government, most of us have abdicated the responsibility and gone about our lives, looking to our own interests.  It is said, that we get the leaders we deserve.

How many of you can still discern evil?  Our senses have become so dull, our consciences so seared, that we don’t even recognize vile sinfulness when it is standing right in front of us!!

After 9/11 ‘God Bless America’ signs were everywhere.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t make that prayer my own.  How can we expect God to bless, for even one day, a nation that offers its children as sacrifices to the god of personal convenience?  Yes women have the right to choose–whether to be celibate or promiscuous, whether to use contraception or not!  Once a sperm and an egg fuse, a person exists!  From the moment of conception, that person has GOD GIVEN rights!  Your rights do not extend to taking the life of another–regardless of who you are!!

Another vile and grievous sin that America practices, protects, and promotes is homosexuality.  People used to be wise enough to know that God did not create a man’s body to be penetrated by another man.  The very idea of such a thing used to disgust people, but not these days.  Perhaps if we didn’t have the modern conveniences of toilet paper, antibiotics, soap, and sexual lubricants, that would be more readily apparent.  Regardless, we do still have the Word of God that tells us this behavior is an abomination in the eyes of God.

Pornography has played a HUGE role in the collapse of the family, the exponential increase in every type of sexual perversion, and violence against women, children and young men.  It has gone from being a closet sin to being mainstream among young adults.  Today, many young women aspire to be porn stars, while others are lining up to be ‘exotic dancers’ and prostitutes.  We have lost all shame and personal modesty.  Women have become brazen and vulgar, young children are promiscuous and sexually violent, and even straight men talk about having ‘man crushes’ on other men.

How many of you are grieved by the disrespect that is so rampant today?  Even nice Disney films have been remade, and updated, with characters that have a disrespectful, belligerent attitude.  Children don’t respect adults, women don’t respect men, and a good many of us don’t respect authority!  But, then again, adults don’t respect children, men don’t respect women, and those in authority don’t respect the people they oversee.  Our culture is in shambles.

Not only is each of us ‘out for himself’, but many have come to regard themselves as gods, goddesses, and divas!  If we acknowledge God at all, most of us don’t submit to His authority!  Our personal, and national, arrogance is unbelievable!

Do you realize that lying is listed alongside murder as a sin that will exclude you from the Kingdom of Heaven?  Yet, we take it so lightly.  Take the time, next time you watch TV, to analyze the programs and the commercials in terms of what values and sins they promote.  If you watch it objectively, and don’t get caught up in the drama, I think you’ll quickly be amazed at what a powerful tool television is in molding social values.  I think it will be eye-opening for you to see what a strong cultural pressure there is for people to be deceitful.

I may be wrong, but I propose that when people continually practice dishonesty, they lose the ability to discern the truth from a lie.  (Can you see how this will further the acceptance of the man of lies–The Antichrist–when he comes on the scene?  What I understand from Scripture is that Israel, America, and many European nations will be among those that embrace him–his kingdom may even take root here first.)


Why do churches back away from speaking out against sin?  From being involved in politics?  My theory is that it was primarily because churches were allowed tax exempt status, but could lose it if they got involved politically.  To me, that is a clear choice between serving God or serving money.  It may not have been readily apparent at the time, nevertheless, here we are now.

And indeed, here we are now–and we still have a choice! Every church has the option of giving up their tax exempt status and being unfettered in what they say!  But how many have the courage to do so?


Shame on those who have sold out!  What will it profit you to have the most grandiose church, the longest list of members, the most offerings in your coffers, if the truth and the presence of God are absent from your midst? The day is coming that the blood of martyrs will be upon your altars.  For it will be you that betrays your brothers to death, you that delivers up the ones that hold to the truth,  because it pierces your heart and you can’t bear it, it puts you in danger with the authorities and you can’t abide that.  Therefore upon your altars, as a witness against you, those who hold to the truth will be slain.  Their blood will soak your carpets and splatter your walls, and the stain of it will never be removed.



America has rejected God.  Yes, the churches too.  We have repeatedly allowed our religious expression to be limited.  We have retreated from the conflict time and again.  (No wonder the jihadists believe our God is weak–our resolve and faith in Him certainly is!)

You can justify it by saying that we’ve lost battles and the laws have changed, and that we are just following the new laws (unfortunate as they may be).  That certainly illustrates a lack of zeal and commitment to God.  Would you yield so readily if someone told you that you couldn’t claim your spouse and kids on your tax return?  Or if they limited how may miles a week you could drive your car?  We don’t easily surrender what really matters to us!

Our sin and apathy are creating a perfect environment for the kingdom of the Antichrist.  Do we really want to create a place where he can feel welcome to set up shop?

Stop trying to blend in with our Godless culture!  Repent!!  Live right!  Stop trying to appease the ungodly!  Speak the truth!  Pray at meals and meetings when you feel led.  Decorate for Christmas if you want!  Go to jail if you must, but stand up for your God!  Don’t you know He’ll stand with you?

We have allowed unbelievers to remove God from America.  So, as requested, He has withdrawn from us somewhat.  He allows things to befall us that He would have protected us from in the past.  He is giving us small glimpses of what it will be like if He withdraws from us completely.  Yet, when disasters befall us, rather than consider our relationship to God, we summon our pride.  ‘We’re tough’, we say, ‘what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.’  And we become even more hardened and entrenched in our sinfulness!!  How much will we have to suffer, before we truly repent?

Our  nation is standing on the verge of collapse.  Many forces are gathering against us.  Our economy is deliberately being destroyed.  Our leaders are betraying us. Our international enemies are expanding their militaries and forging coalitions.  Like a pack of wolves silently surrounding us, stealthily creeping forwards, great calamities are approaching.

Our enemies, used to encountering God’s wall of protection around us, are cautiously probing and testing.  If we go from the status of a nation that was so blessed and protected, to one that is left wide open to its enemies–expect the attacks to be horrific!  Not only have our actions provoked hatred towards us from among the nations, but so has our position of being blessed and favored by God!  What a terrible, terrible thing it will be, to fall into the hands of our enemies–but even that pales in comparison to the judgements that God will pour out upon us Himself, when He returns.


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It’s interesting when someone, who knows nothing about you, tells you something about yourself that you didn’t know–and it’ sure makes them look ridiculous when they’re wrong!

Jimmy Carter says I’m a racist. Hmm . . . really? Lets consider the source. I used to admire Mr. Carter. Because of his work with Habitat for Humanity, I figured he must just be a wonderful guy. However, according to the Secret Service Agents that served him during his time in the White House, he was a real ‘piece of work’ (my words).

Apparently he treated these people with contempt, in the typical southern plantation style. ‘Agents were not allowed to address him directly or make eye contact when he passed’. And he often prevailed upon them to do menial tasks for him that were not in their job description. Without going into the details, I’ll summarize by saying he was VERY different when the cameras weren’t around, and went to great lengths to put on a facade for them. (More details can be found in the August 2009 issue of Newsmax.)

It has been my experience that liars think everyone is a liar, and cheaters think everyone is a cheater, etc. People often project their own character flaws onto others when they make accusations. As the old saying goes ‘it takes one to know one’. So with that in mind, and in light of what I learned about his character, I would be fairly confident in betting that Mr. Carter is a racist. He may have learned to mask it, but if he treated even his bodyguards with contempt (and they were probably white), what are the chances he sees blacks as equals?

I point this out, not necessarily to malign Mr. Carter, but to show that this is a ridiculous accusation, from someone whose opinion probably shouldn’t be given too much weight in regards to issues of prejudice.

If memory serves me, one of the big theories among the radicals of the sixties is that there would be a revolution and a race war. Now these radicals are running the show. One of their main objectives is to cause chaos and dismantle our current government and society so that they can replace it with a Communist/New Age regime. If you are black, I have a question for you: are you being provoked to start a race war?

Thankfully, it appears most people aren’t taking the bait. I have rarely met a racist. I know racism exists in America. I know polygamy exists in America, and pedophilia, and slavery, and a host of other despicable things. But I don’t think there are many people who can say that is their normal experience of life in America. I don’t believe it is widespread. There are pockets of it, sure. But if that is what you are seeing day to day, perhaps you should consider moving to another town. There are certainly plenty of places to go where you will be appreciated and respected for who you are!

(And, if this is your experience, after you get out-please expose it! There are a lot of us white folks who would like to stamp out racism, so lets bring it into the light and deal with it.)

I cannot imagine what it is like to be born into the land of your grandparents’ oppressors. What white men inflicted on the Negroes, Native Americans, and others, is despicable, abominable, and without excuse!

I think many whites feel shame over what their forefathers did. However, you can only push that so far! We will apologize and try to make right, UP TO A POINT but, just as you were not the ones who were enslaved, we were not slaveholders. A couple of generations have passed, and we will not take the responsibility for the sins of our ancestors upon ourselves. We are sorry. They will have to stand before God and be judged for what they did.

I can assure you I have always been opposed to slavery and would actively be working with the underground railroad, if I were living in that time. However, I’m pretty sure you are not going to like the rest of what I have to say. I’ll tell you the basis for my attitude souring over the past decade or so, because I believe it’s happening with others too, and I believe you have the right to understand why.

Some blacks keep on pushing, and they are the ones I see. Being white, I am not in your home, your church or your neighborhood. I don’t see the full extent of your culture. What I do see is just a slice–I don’t think it represents most African Americans, at least I sure hope it doesn’t. It is the rude, loud, arrogant, disrespectful, in-your-face part. The gangster wannabe part. The violent, profane, rap music part. The pants-falling-off-the-butt part. I don’t care about the color of your skin, or where your ancestors were from–what I care about is your attitude!

The generation that fought for civil rights was a proud and respectful generation. I think they would roll over in their graves at the way the younger generation is undoing the respect they fought for! They seemed to understand that, if you want to be respected, you need to behave respectfully.

Some people bring on their own problems. If they come into a quiet neighborhood with rap music blasting profanity and their pants falling off their butt, and they want to rent a house there, they shouldn’t be surprised if they are turned away! If they were white, it would be the same! If they present themself in a way that would scare customers back out the door–they shouldn’t be surprised if they don’t get the job!

It certainly seems to be in vogue lately to throw out accusations of racism. You’ve probably heard the old story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’ . . . the story of a boy who liked to get the village people all riled up by calling ‘wolf’ so they would run out to protect him. He did it so often that, pretty soon everybody was on to him and paid him no more attention. Then, one day, there really was a wolf, and nobody believed him or came to his aid. Enough said?

If you think I am discriminating against you, I just might be–but don’t be so quick to assume it’s because of the color of your skin. What is your attitude? What do the lyrics of your music say about you? Because, if you are blasting it loudly, I’m going to assume you are using it as a way of speaking your mind. And, last but not least, maybe I’m just afraid of interacting with you. Not afraid you’ll cut my throat, but afraid that, despite my best intentions, I’m going to end up doing or saying something that offends you.

The other thing I’m going to say is this: I have seen many more people of color who are racist than whites who are. In fact, it seems to be the approved attitude in black culture today. I think if I hear ‘ . . . it’s because I’m black’ one more time, I’m going to scream! Sometimes, claiming racism is just a copout!

To me, constantly bringing the issue of race into things is a pretty good indicator that the person who does so is a racist. Believe it or not, a person’s race rarely crosses my mind, and even more rarely does it influence my decisions! I believe that’s true of most of the white folks I know.

From what I’ve seen, most whites don’t give much thought to race. (I guess it’s easier not to if you weren’t the ones who were oppressed.) But, an unintended consequence of making accusations of racism is that it is training us to think of race, where in the past we wouldn’t have. And, being that the focus on it is happening in such a negative way, I don’t feel like it is creating more understanding between us. Instead, I think it is dividing us into 2 camps, and none of us has a choice which camp we end up in, because it is based on the color of our skin–something none of us had a choice in.

Are you sure you are a victim of racism? Or, are you being baited to start a revolution? Are you angry about your own experiences, or are you being provoked by the words of others? Are you being told the truth–or are you being used to further someone else’s agenda?

I can understand being angry if you don’t feel like you’re being treated fairly. However, the way you choose to try to resolve it will have a lot to do with the results you’ll achieve.

So, what do you want to accomplish? Do you want to continue to be angry and adversarial? Do you want to increase racism? All these accusations are certainly increasing racism among young blacks! Think of the example it sets for them! If you can’t get past the anger, then lets TALK.

Or, do you want to turn it around? If you’re ready to change it, here is something that may help:

What you may not realize is that people tend to reflect back what you project to them. If you project anger and mistrust at them, they’re likely to reflect that back on you. But, if you project yourself as a calm, rational, confident person that is equal to them, that’s how you’ll likely be treated.

I think a lot of black people simply don’t understand that’s how relationships with whites work. People that mouth off and try to be threatening are the ones who meet with the most resistance. Those who project themselves as inferior are going to attract people that treat them as if they are.

When you interact with most whites, except the ridiculously arrogant ‘elite’, you’ll be treated the way you want if you are polite, calm, rational and confident.

Slavery is behind us. You have been given the full rights of citizenship. I think you can safely assume that the majority of us see you as equals. (As far as the few that don’t-they have a problem, and they make us uncomfortable too.) From our point of view, we are confused as to why you keep on fighting. You’ve already won! Just live the part!

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