Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Politically Motivated Attacks Against the White House?

The current attacks against Attorney General Roberto Gonzales are uncalled for since a sitting president can hire and fire at will according to his own will and discretion. Since the other party cannot fire President Bush they are instead seeking to harass Bush at every turn. This would include any plans he might have to bring the war in Iraq to an honorable and agreeable victory, which Democrats are opposing by trying to cut funding for the war.

Previously, the Valery Plame affair was the source of attack against the President when Mrs. Plame suggested her own husband be sent to Africa to investigate the Iraqi connection there for raw uranium materials needed to manufacture nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction. When that failed to stop President Bush from going to war, the irrate opposition decided to go after Karl Rove and Scooter Libby. Only Mr. Libby went down and that was because he violated the law after the investigation began, having done nothing illegal in the first place. Mr. Libby's crime was having not been straightforward enough at first, thus violating the law. Mr. Libby is a political scapegoat for the Democrats who were out for blood.

Actually, all of this goes back to when the Democrats lost two presidential elections. Because they were sore losers, they tried to use the courts to hijack Mr. Bush's victories in both elections. So when that failed, Democrats decided to do everything in their power to make Mr. Bush a lame duck in the second term.

The good news is that those of us who voted for George W. Bush got our money's worth recently. The balance of power in the Supreme Court is going back toward the middle and the right, thank God. Abortion can be regulated and restricted according to the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding the law against partial birth abortion. President Bush has made a valiant effort to make all of his campaign promises come true, which would have happened had the Democrats been willing to work with the sitting President. At least Mr. Bush was able to get some very good Supreme Court justices appointed, including the current Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.

While I am not pleased with any of the Republican candidates for 2008, I will do everything in my power to oppose the radical liberal left that currently dominates the Democratic Party. Part of the Democratic Party platform is to restrict religious liberties, to harass Evangelical and Conservative Christianity, and to promote ungodly morality like the gay and lesbian culture, abortion on demand (i.e. murdering the unborn), and silencing any public expression of opinion that is not "politically correct." If the Democrats get their way, it will soon be against the law for Christians to preach or teach against homosexuality even in their public worship services, since this would constitute a "hate" crime.

Be that as it may, I am certainly not in agreement with the Republican Party on every issue either. Republicans are not compassionate enough for the poor and have done little to help the poor overcome poverty, crime, and oppression. I fully sympathize with Democrats who seem to be concerned about those issues. But the fact remains that Democrats have made it very clear that they do not want my vote. Instead they want to curtail my religious liberties, silence my political dissent against abortion, gay rights, and affirmative action. Democrats remain hostile to Bible believing Christianity precisely because Christianity cannot and never will agree with or endorse the murder of innocent unborn children. Neither will Christians ever compromise on the issue of homosexual behavior and culture. Both gay rights and abortion remain part of the Democratic Party platform.

The Democratic strategy seems to be to harass the President about the war hoping to turn public opinion against the Republicans and back to the Democratic Party. That seemed to work in the mid term elections for Congress. However, it cannot win in the long run. The loss of one battle does not constitute a victory in the culture war. Those of us who are conscientious objectors to the attempts by atheists and secular humanists in the Democratic Party to get rid of Christian voices and influence in politics and the public arena can and must make a difference with our votes and our voices. We must continue to speak out and to vote our conscience. We must do everything in our power to keep Hillary Clinton and every other radical left secularist out of the office of the presidency.

May the peace of God be with you!

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