Responses To Texas’ New Laws

The Texas legislature has managed to pass several new laws that the Republican/Conservative voters who elected these jokers to Austin have been demanding for quite some time.

Texas has passed “Constitutional Carry,” which allows anyone who is legally able to purchase a firearm to be able to carry it, open or concealed, without a special license. It is about time. For all the impression people have of gun rights, this is an area where Texas does not lead. At least 20 other states have enacted such legislation before we did here in the Lone Star state. So far, there has been little reaction to this law from the Federal government or other states.

The Texas Heartbeat law, which makes illegal to perform or assist in the performance of an abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected (sort of) on the other hand has resulted in a firestorm. At least one CEO has been terminated for having the gall to share his support for the law. Ride share service Lyft has promised to cover the legal fees of any drivers who are taken to court for assisting in an illegal abortion. Hollyweird, of course, is calling for protests, bans and boycotts. The wonderful city of Portlandia (formerly known as the city of roses but now better know for rioting) is looking to ban travel to and the trade of goods and services from Texas by city government and employees. The reaction from the Federal government has been most threatening. Joe Biden who couldn’t care in the least about abandoning Americans to the hands of the Taliban has promised the full weight of his ruling junta will be brought to bear on Texas for passing this law. His STASI Department of (in)Justice is already moving to use a 1994 law that protects those seeking or providing abortions from obstruction or threats of physical harm to attack the law and anyone who enforces it. They are attempting to classify this new law as “violence” against those seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health services.”

Today, Governor Abbot signed the Election Integrity bill, making it law. This is the law that drove Demonrat representatives out of Texas to avoid a quorum and the passage of the law (sort of). In actuality, this is a different law by the same name to bamboozle voters into thinking they are getting what they asked for. I haven’t seen any responses on this one but after the firestorm that the Georgia law generated, I am sure it is coming.

All three of these new laws and the reactions they have engendered are indicative of the increasing divide in this nation. There is less and less common ground between the left and the right. Either this nation will split (relatively) peacefully or one side or the other (maybe both) will be destroyed. The left can not coexist with the right. They will not be satisfied until their woke, communist vision of this nation is fully implemented. Those who disagree with them will be silenced; through coercion (bullying), through governmental force or through violence (Antifa, BLM or government agencies). We can protect ourselves by separation, we can submit, or we can fight and many will die. Those are the only choices left.

Stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.

God bless.

Fake Christianity (#003)

Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.

Acts 20:30

As I have stated before, it is critical for everyone who counts themselves as a Christian to know and study the Bible. I came across another example of why this is so critical last week. A leftist pundit, Cenk Uygur, said American Christians were being lied to and misled by political leaders (big surprise there) and their clergy.

“You’re wrong about your Bible. You’ve been misled, you’ve been lied to. Your religious and political leaders have kept you in ignorance. The Bible is actually pro-abortion; that’s a fact.

To justify this statement he draws from The Old testament book of Numbers:

Citing a New International Version translation of the verses, Uygur said, “‘The priest shall bring her and have her stand before the Lord. Then he shall take some holy water in a clay jar and put some dust from the tabernacle floor into the water. … If you have gone astray while married to your husband and you have made yourself impure by having sexual relations with a man other than your husband’ — here, the priest is to put the woman under this curse — ‘may the Lord cause you to become a curse among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell. May this water that brings a curse enter your body so that your abdomen swells or your womb miscarries.’”

On face value and presented out of context, some might see this as supporting his position. The first section of this book details commandments from God on how the Israelites should count their numbers, they way they should travel through the desert (their order of march)and even how their camps should be arranged during their travels. The first section also contains several several commands to ensure the purity of the people of Israel in their camps. These rules helped prevent the spread of disease and conflict.

In fact, the section this person refers to is called by some as “the ordeal of the bitter water” or “the ordeal of jealousy.” To prevent jealousy from creating strife in an environment as dynamic and disorderly as a nation of people migrating through the desert God decreed a way to resolve such issues quickly and thoroughly. If a man suspected his wife from cheating on him he could bring her to the priests and, once the appropriate rituals were completed, the wife would take an oath that she was not guilty. If she lied the curse would automatically fall on her and she would suffer the physical impacts of the curse; her abdomen would swell and she would lose the ability to have children.

The more literal translations of this ancient test say it this way:

…her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot…

The bottom line is that this is not a “pro-abortion” statement in the Bible. In fact, Exodus 21 gives the same penalty for someone who causes the death or injury of an unborn child as for someone who causes death or injury for anyone else

But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

Unless God considered an unborn child the same as one outside the womb why would the laws for injuring one be the same?

It is fairly easy it is to take something out of context and twist it. Those who do so are promised justice in the end and I believe they will receive it but we owe it to ourselves to have enough knowledge about our faith to know when our adversaries attempt to distort the truth for evil. How else can we, as  Paul said, “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist” unless we know what that truth is?

Take care and God bless.

 

P.S.

Paul, I know I still owe some answers to your questions. I will get there…

Fake Christianity (#002)

Here is another example of someone twisting the core of Christianity in order to further a social agenda. Chelsea Clinton stated in a recent interview that she thinks it would be un-Christian to even consider changing current abortion laws:

“And when I think about all of the statistics that are painful of what women are confronting today in our country, and what even more women confronted pre-Roe and how many women died and how many more women were maimed because of unsafe abortion practices, we just can’t go back to that.”

“Like that’s unconscionable to me, and also, I’m sure that this will unleash another wave of hate in my direction, but as a deeply religious person, it’s also unChristian to me.”

First, she is right about one thing. We do need to care for these expectant mothers and protect them.

A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so also you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”
-John 13:34

But the command to love and care for one another extends not only to the mothers but to the children. So does the commandment against murder or killing an innocent person. The Bible does not differentiate between born and unborn children. The Greek and Hebrew words used to describe children included both those who had been born and those who were unborn. As early as the first century church leaders had already taken a stand that abortion was wrong:

“Thou shalt not slay the child by procuring abortion; nor, again, shalt thou destroy it after it is born” (Letter of Barnabas 19 from 74 AD)

In the Old Testament, God consistently passes judgment on those who practiced child sacrifice.

You must not worship the Lord your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the Lord hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods.

The Israelites chose to ignore God’s word (much as we do now) and so (after repeated warnings through the prophets) He allowed them to be conquered and exiled into Babylon was because they had had turned away from Him and adopted the practice of child sacrifice.

As Christians we should care about people. All people. Those we like and those we don’t. Those who are living outside the womb and those living inside the womb. To say that allowing over 1 million unborn children to be killed every year in the US is a Christian virtue is a abomination.

Take care and God bless.

 

P.S.

On a totally secular note, those who support abortion apparently lack a basic understanding of the human reproductive system. Pregnancy is 100% preventable. If you don’t want to have children you don’t have to and that can be done without having an abortion. Not just through abstinence either. There are lots of ways to engage in sexual activity and reach orgasm with 0% likelihood of pregnancy that results in the death of a child.

 

P.P.S

Paul, I owe some answers to your questions I just haven’t had time to finish it.

A Political Post

I try very hard to stay away from purely political posts on here but on the eve of the election I am going to make an exception. I am going to post my opinion, based on the facts I have researched, and I encourage each of you to take the time to research the facts, consider the positions and what is at stake, pray for guidance and then vote.

First off, I believe Donald Trump is a truly detestable individual. He is the opposite of almost everything I try to be and tried to raise my kids to be. However…

His opponent believes unborn children have no rights, not even the right to life. She supports late term and partial birth abortion. Babies born as young as 20 weeks have survived but these children could be killed under his opponent’s administration. So called partial birth abortions, induced labor where the child is delivered breach (legs first) and the spinal column is severed and the baby killed before the head leaves the birth canal so it can still be considered an abortion, would also be supported by his opponent.

20 week old baby
20 week old baby

His opponent does not believe the Constitution guarantees your right to defend yourself from an attacker. She has stated that the District of Columbia v. Heller, the 2008 case in which the Supreme Court recognized that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to armed self-defense, was “wrongly decided.” She has also repeatedly called for Australian Style Gun Control. Keep in mind that under Australian rules anyone owning a Winchester Rifle designed as far back as 1866 would be illegal.

Banned under Australian Style gun control
Banned under Australian Style gun control

His opponent does not believe the US should be a sovereign nation. That our laws should be secondary to international groups like the UN and that we do not have the right to protect our borders or control who enters the country.

His opponent believes religious freedom only applies so long as it agrees with her agenda. That her interpretation supersedes the Word of God. In fact, hacked emails released recently revealed conversations by key members of the opponent’s team discussed strategies to change the doctrines and beliefs of the Catholic Church, looking to foment a “Catholic Spring” as they did in the middle east with their support of the “Arab Spring.” I am not Catholic but the very foundations of this nation were laid on the concept of religious liberty and removing government regulation of the church; the true basis of the concept of separation of church and state.

Unfortunately, today we face a choice between two awful people as candidates. Please pray and decide what is most important; the lives of unborn children, a free, strong and independent US, your right to defend your life and the lives of your loved ones from violence, and the freedom to worship according to our own beliefs not those dictated by others, or, something else…

God Bless

A Prayer For Those Touched By Abortion

Lord Jesus Christ,

I pray for the souls of the millions of children who have been killed by abortion. Please take them into Your loving arms. Welcome them into Heaven and where they may be warmed and nurtured by Your perfect love.

I pray for the women (and men) who have sinned, either out of ignorance or arrogance, by taking the life of an unborn child. Lead them to understanding of the depth of their sin but also forgive them. Comfort them in the recognition of their sin and the guilt that it brings.

I pray for those who are, or will, contemplate this sin and I pray for their unborn children. I pray that You guide them and touch their hearts with Your eternal and perfect love that they will not fall to the temptation of evil.

I pray that good hearted people will care for and support those who are born unwanted. They they will open their hearts and welcome those children as Jesus would have.

Amen