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  • BobbyGigante4
    The sad thing is that even if laws like California Senate Bill 1172 were passed in every state, anti-gay evangelicals would still find a way to send their children to "reparative therapists" like Rosik and Pickup. There's an excellent documentary called "Kidnapped For Christ," made by young ...more
    The sad thing is that even if laws like California Senate Bill 1172 were passed in every state, anti-gay evangelicals would still find a way to send their children to "reparative therapists" like Rosik and Pickup. There's an excellent documentary called "Kidnapped For Christ," made by young evangelical film maker Kate Logan, that exposes the kinds of torture some teenagers have endured at "ex-gay" camps. You can read an interview with the filmmaker in which she discusses her documentary below:

    http://filmmakermagazine.com/83421-kate-logan-discusses-religion-in-documentary-and-kidnapped-for-christ/#.VJHd1ivF-So

    Film: http://www.kidnappedforchrist.com/
  • 5 minutes ago
  • beccaj
    "Despite the strong emphasis on this notion that man can someday attain the atributes of deity, one would be hard-pressed to find a biblical basis for this teaching. Isaiah 43:10 makes it clear that no man, Mormon included, will ever attain godhood for it says, "I am He; before Me there was no God ...more
    "Despite the strong emphasis on this notion that man can someday attain the atributes of deity, one would be hard-pressed to find a biblical basis for this teaching. Isaiah 43:10 makes it clear that no man, Mormon included, will ever attain godhood for it says, "I am He; before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me."

    Regardless of what Joseph Smith and other Mormon leaders have said about men earning the right of godhood, the fact remains that the God of the Bible, who is all knowing, says He knows of no other Gods (Isaiah 44:8). Surely this should prove that no mortal has ever attained godhood; not Joseph Smith, not Brigham Young, no one!

    The God of the Bible adamantly declares that He is the first and the last. From eternity past to eternity future, there will never be a true God besides the one God as presented in the Bible (Isaiah 45:5)...

    To Mormons who think they will someday become Gods of their own realms, we ask, "Did you make the heavens and the earth?" If not, consider the following passages from Jeremiah 10:10, 11:

    "But the Lord is the true God, He is the living God, and an everlasting king: at His wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.

    If the Lord is the only true God then will you be a false god? If He is the only living God, will you be a dead God? If you hope to become a God but did not make the heavens and the earth, according to the above passages, you can expect to perish. It may be argued that this verse refers to pagan idols. However that may be, let us not forget Psalm 96:5, which says that God considers all the gods of the nations as idols, whether they are hewn from wood, or stone, or "exalted" through good works. All will perish."

    As God Is Man May Be? By Bill McKeever
    http://www.mrm.org/lorenzo-snow-couplet
  • 5 minutes ago
  • Tangent001
    Gordian Caesar - Did you not even read the post? Obama has issued less executive orders than most modern Presidents. Both Reagan and Bush issued EOs that granted some form of 'amnesty' to illegal immigrants.
  • 13 minutes ago
  • Gordian Caesar
    This pastor (???) has delusions of grandeur writing as the King of the Universe-becoming as God?. 1/3 of like minded, whatever the reason, were swept from Heaven. Get a grip fella!
  • 17 minutes ago
  • Scott Goodson
    Revisionist hogwash. Militancy has plenty of ability to drive a conversation. Part of why MLK Jr. was successful was because he was much more palatable to deal with than some of the more scary and militant voices of the time like Malcolm X.
  • 17 minutes ago
  • Duane L Burgess
    First we must ask, on what infallible basis of authority do atheists even define altruism? What is their basis for determining right and wrong, good and evil? For example, people may agree generally that "killing" is wrong. But get specific about murder, capital punishment, abortion, euthanasia ...more
    First we must ask, on what infallible basis of authority do atheists even define altruism?
    What is their basis for determining right and wrong, good and evil?
    For example, people may agree generally that "killing" is wrong. But get specific about murder, capital punishment, abortion, euthanasia and there are many differing views among those who are against "killing." So what authority determines the defining line?
    It's my understanding that they actually draw their sense of goodness from the Judeo-Christian tradition
    and have no unique basis for their position.
  • 20 minutes ago
  • Gordian Caesar
    Marvelous, just peachy-now we get "Guidelines"/"Quotas" for church. Do we submit regular diversity reports to the head of the Church of America, Hussein Obama?
  • 22 minutes ago
  • pikemaster3
    kuyashii - You can pick people on extremes of any position and show hate for another group. There are pastors asking for homosexuals to be killed. Dawkins makes some foolish statements, but he isn't the spokesperson for Atheists. I don't think making non-religious opening statements at a meeting is equivalent to hating Christians. My preference would be avoid any opening statements at all and focus on the business of government.
  • 27 minutes ago