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This was one of the most moving films I’ve ever seen. And no one in the theater said a word until after they were outside the building.

The Gosnell trial wasn’t about abortion. Neither was the movie. Regardless of how you feel about abortion or “reproductive rights”, this is a very important film to see.

As I watched the movie, I kept asking myself, “How did we ever let this happen?”

As I walked around for a while after the movie, I found my anger turn to praying for Dr. Gosnell and for our nation.

 

In October 2010, Former President Obama said, “Elections have consequences.” I agree.

And SCOTUS nominations are one of those consequences.

If Roe v. Wade were to be dismantled/overturned (as the Left and the MSM are freaking out about in light of Justice Kennedy’s retirement and his upcoming replacement), it will be because the 1973 SCOTUS decision is bad law plain and simple, “passed” by a majority of unelected SCOTUS activist judges.

And Roe v. Wade will be seen (rightly) as the Twentieth Century version of Dred Scott and Plessy vs. Furguson.

So Paige Patterson is now President Emeritus at @swbts.

It’s a sad day in @sbc land, as the trustees merely expedited his retirement and gave him all the benefits, including another title (Theologian in Residence) and a free place to live for the rest of his life.

Their decision is less than a slap on the wrist for his tasteless, irresponsible remarks, and possible criminal behavior (from his time at SEBTS). The trustees’ vote says a great deal about their devotion to Patterson as opposed to their devotion to Jesus and the SBC (and common decency!).

If only the @sbc would rescind their invitation for him to preach at next month’s annual meeting…. (But I’m not holding my breath).

God, forgive us as a denomination! Extend your grace and mercy as we are so undeserving!

(Note: I posted this on Facebook a few minutes ago 5/23/18)
 

Pray for Parkland
 

Dare I say it?
 

It isn’t a “Gun Problem”.

Really, it’s not.
Prove it? Sure! Genesis 4:8 – Cain didn’t kill Able with a gun. We don’t know how he did it; we just know he did it. He did it before guns were invented. And he did it long before the founding of the NRA.
 

It isn’t a “Mental Health Problem”.

Really, it’s not.
Yes, mental illness is a real thing. Mental illness can be mild, or it can be very ugly. And yes, we need to be concerned about those who are not mentally healthy. But not all mentally unhealthy people have psychotic tendencies. And not all killers are mentally ill.
 

It isn’t a “Public Schools Problem”.

Really, it’s not. Neither is it a “Video Games Problem” or a “TV Violence Problem”.
 
 

It’s a Spiritual Problem; it’s a Heart Problem.

At the very deep root level, it really is!

And we will continue to see violent outbursts and murder unless/until hearts — not laws — are changed.

2Chronicles 7:14
And lest someone say that this Bible passage was written only to Israel and Judah and America: yes, I agree. But there is a practical application to any and all whom God calls “My people”. He invites us to pray. And He promises to answer.
 

So let’s pray.

 
 

Yes, you read that correctly. Today, in the state of my residence, a transgender boy won the girl’s state wrestling championship. What?!

The Transgender debate has been forced into the open for all to see in its glorious absurdity. According to our local newspaper, seventeen-year-old Mack Beggs “was born a girl, yet from as early as 3 years old, his parents remember, he has considered himself a boy. Now more than a year after starting testosterone treatment that is transforming his physical appearance and increasing muscle mass to that of or near a boy of similar age, Beggs is required by the University Interscholastic League to compete as a girl and against girls.”

The UIL “exists to provide educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests” in the Lone Star State. UIL rules require student-athletes to compete according to their birth gender. UIL rules also state that students can be on testosterone if prescribed by a physician. So what we observed today is a girl, who is on testosterone therapy (in order to transition to a boy) snatched the state wrestling title away from girls who are not on testosterone therapy.

Words cannot describe a more unfair athletic competition, all in the name of Transgender Rights!

Today’s events highlight just one issue in an entire Pandora’s Box of claimed “Transgender Rights”. Tucker Carlson rightly identified just a few of the issues that demand a response. He posed the question to Zac Petkanas, a DNC senior advisor, “What constitutes male and female?” In the back-and-forth, Carlson asked his guest to provide the name of one credible scientist who agreed with Petkanas’ assertion that “Gender identity determines gender.” In other words, you alone (independent of biology) decide if you are a man or woman. Of course, Petkanas was unable to do so, although he claimed that this is “settled science”.

If this is the direction our Culture is taking, buckle your seatbelts; we’re in for a very wild ride!

  • Biological males can sue for being denied a Small Business Administration loan for women-owned businesses.
  • Women-only colleges must admit biological male students.
  • Biological males cannot be denied being sent to women’s prisons.

Yes, the debate has been forced into the open for all to see in its glorious absurdity.

“Transgender advocacy is not just opening the door to the women’s locker room for men confused about their identity; it’s opening the Pandora’s box of metaphysical subjectivism and unleashing on the world a horde of unintended consequences that we cannot even imagine.” Please read the source of this quote and to watch the clip from Tucker Carlson

God, please forgive us!