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The truth is the most important value we have. If the truth does not endure-if the government murders truth-if we cannot trust the hearts of these people, then this not the country I was born in. And it is certainly not the country that I want to die in.

Kevin Costner, JFK

Since last Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, people in the media and entertainment have lauded this as the defining point of Barack Obama’s Presidency. I call it an indictment of how low he has sunk our moral compass. One day he sings Amazing Grace, the next day, he congratulates the man who brought this case to the forefront of America’s culture war.

On Monday, I was listening to the Bert Show. And on Monday’s broadcast, Bert said how elated he was at the Supreme Court’s ruling. Yet, in the same breath, he said that he wanted to hear from those on the opposition. Obviously, with it being his own show with a liberal slant, he can skew or spin any kind of argument as he sees fit. Not being an avid listener myself, I decided to step up to the chopping block.

I made my case that homosexuality isn’t something that someone is born with (I’ll get to that in a minute) and the Constitution. You see, in all the pages of the Constitution, there isn’t a mention of any kind of definition of what marriage should be. However, from historical documents, we find that the founders foresaw that America would not stay the same forever. Time would pass. New technologies. Even culture would change. Hence, the Tenth Amendment.

You see, in this day and age of an apathetic American public, few people really understand what exactly each branch of the government does. Its not hard, really. The Congress passes laws, then sends them onto the President. He chooses whether or not to sign it or veto it. If he doesn’t want his name attached to the legislation, all he has to do is let it sit for about ten days-then it’s law. But if he vetoes, Congress can use other measures to circumvent the President and pass the law. A check and balance.

The role of the Supreme Court is to judge whether or not a law is Constitutional. For instance: let’s say you’re driving through town with your family and the local and state police have set up a road block-a checkpoint, if you will. There’s really no good reason for it. They just want to do it. Training exercise is the official term. (And this has happened). Its your turn.

And once up there, they question you and your wife, and ask you where you’re going (none of their damn business). Suddenly, you’re pulled from the car and searched along with your wife and children. They even search your car.

Most Americans would look at this as a one-time event. How many times does a law-abiding citizen actually get stopped and searched in a year-a lifetime-anyway? But that’s not the point, is it? The point is you were stopped unlawfully and searched without a warrant; a direct violation of your Fourth Amendment right.

As I previously stated, neither the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution defines marriage. This is where the Tenth Amendment comes into play. It states that any powers not vested in any branch of the federal government, is thereby reserved for the states and the American people. Again, the goal of the Supreme Court is to decide whether or not a law or action at the federal, state or local levels allign with our most treasured human document. Unfortunately, over the years, presidents have put into life-long power men and women who would serve to meet their own ends, or the ends of their respective party.

Countless states across the Union have voted on same-sex marriage and voted it down. Like my state-Indiana. But as in every case, with a few spoken words and the swipe of a pen, some judge washed away our right to voice our beliefs through our vote.

If the Supreme Court was truly impartial, they would’ve looked at each state that had Americans rights revoked and the Constitution and decided that it was, indeed, a states rights issue. If they wanted to do it legitimately, they would’ve lobbied for one of their liberal stooges to introduce an amendment into Congress. It would’ve had to pass through both Houses and onto President Obama.

I brought this up in my “debate” with the Bert Show (by the way, I will never again devote another worthless moment to listening to their show) and it’s followers. One person wrote-and I quote: I agree that states rights were usurped, blah, blah, blah. That person went onto say that states rights were basically irrelevant because, you know-love.

Thomas Jefferson once wrote that those who would sacrifice personal liberty for temporary safety and security, deserve neither. Homosexuals are thrilled at the Supreme Court’s ruling, because to try and get the Bible Belt to go along with them would’ve taken twenty years-minimum. I even made that statement and one person asked why does someone have to wait twenty years for love? The United States government is already experimenting with using drones on American soil, and by circumventing the Bill of Rights, homosexuals have put us all at risk.

But you want to know why homosexuality by birth is a myth, right? Okay. Here’s the first: I’m a porn addict. There. I said it. Its out. If you’re gonna comment to this post, please don’t quote some research laboratory’s findings. I can research a genetic code as to why dogs chase cars and come up with a compelling answer.

My first exposure to porn was at the tender age of nine. My dad hid them rather poorly in our entertainment center. One look and I was hooked.

A young man went to hang out with his peers. He didn’t really like them, but hey, what else is there to do on a Saturday night? Soon, they started snorting cocaine. After it was all said and done, the men started welcoming him into their fraternity of destitution. “I’m not one of you,” he said. “I only tried it once.” All laughing and pointing at him, they said, “that’s what we said.”

And so it was with me. One tape didn’t fill the hole. One more sex scene of debauchery could not suffice. I kept piling garbage upon garbage. I’m thirty-one-years-old and I still struggle with it. One look. One good looking woman, and it sparks that inner demon.

I don’t blame my father. It was his fault then that I came across them. But now, it’s on me. He’s passed and gone on Home. I don’t blame God Almighty. I ask Him for help. Every time I get onto my phone or a computer, I have a choice. I can either choose the blood soaked door of Jesus Christ or the one adorned with glitter and a false hope that maybe, this will be my last video I watch. Its my choice. Its on me.

Many years ago, I worked with a man who was is homosexual. And like all the others, he bought into the age-old lie of Satan (John 8:44) that he was born gay. He said to me one night, “if being gay is a sin, why did God make me this way?”

To this, I said, “God didn’t make me a porn addict, I did.” It’s on me. My choice. And I can tell you, it’s wreaked havoc on my mind. Allow me to enlighten you of a truth about the God you like to blame:

When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

James 1:13-15 (NIV)

But if I watch a heterosexual porn flick, doesn’t that make me half-gay? I guess it does. But, you know, if it weren’t for the help and grace of Jesus Christ, I would be dead in my sins. If I struggle with porn to this day and until an act of God that He decides to deliver me from it, will homosexuals still struggle even though they seek His face? Yes, they will. But here’s the thing: God looks at our effort. Did we try?

Or as 1 John 1 says: “if any man says he is without sin, that man is a liar.”

I am a sinner. I deserve the eternal damnation that I set before myself. But for the atoning blood of Christ, I have a residency in Heaven.

The second reason I know homosexuality by birth is a myth is, how can they reproduce? Think about it. I posed that question to the Bert Show and their listening audience, and defied anyone of them to give me a solid answer as to how homosexuality is “natural” two days ago. I have yet to receive a reply.

When a homosexual couple wants a child, how do they get it? An adoption agency. And where does said baby come from? A heterosexual couple. Now, some lesbian couple could have one or the other artificially impregnated by a sperm donor, but it’s still heterosexual.

If we took all the gays on earth and put them on a planet of their own, in fifty years, when we went to check on them, they would be extinct. The surface of that planet would be as naked as the surface of Mars. Same goes for lesbians.

But I’m not preaching to just the homosexual, I’m preaching to the promiscuous, too. Consider 1 Corinthians 6:16-18:

Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” But he who unites himself with the LORD is one with him in Spirit. Flee from sexual immortality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.

I had a former neighbor, who at any given point, could have a number of women on the string. At one time, he had a couple of girls over for a three way. I asked him one day if he worried about STDs. He told me that’s what condoms are for. But rubbers are not a perfect protection from HIV/AIDS. Did you know that HIV can take up to six weeks or six months before it can how up in a test? Or that it can take up to five years before you show the outward signs of infection? By that time, you could’ve slept with five different people, and them five more, each a person respectively. When it’s all said and done, over a thousand lives can be changed forever.

If I’m so far off the beaten path of sanity, why is it in 2010 (the most recent year of available data) the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that an estimated 47,500 new infections occurred. And gay and bisexual men made up two thirds of that. Don’t believe me? Look it up.

This is not a letter of condemnation. It is a letter imploring people to see reason and logic in the grace of Jesus Christ. People say that they don’t want to follow God because He tells them what to do. He doesn’t tell you what to do. He gives us rules and guidelines to follow. And if we don’t, we reap the consequences.

God doesn’t speak just to hear Himself. He speaks because He cares for YOU! He is not slow as we understand it. Yet He is patient, hoping for all to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). Consider this: if we followed all of God’s precepts, none of us would bring turmoil on ourselves. Sure, we’d have trouble in life. But it wouldn’t be of our own making.

If you’re a homosexual or live a promiscuous lifestyle and you’re still reading this, consider this your final warning. Your blood stains are off my hands.

For it is by Grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift from God-not by works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)

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A couple of years ago, I went to a church where-if they did anything right-it was allowing members of the congregation to give testimony. I gave a few. But, as with everything else, there are exceptions to the rule.

There was a woman who would get up in front of the church, week after week, and she would give testimony. Now, I’m a firm believer that the Holy Spirit gives gifts as He sees fit. Some have the gift of tongues. Some have the gift of prophecy. Others healing. So on and so forth.

But this woman was an all together different animal.

It was sort of expected that she would get up, stand beside the podium and say this: God gave me a vision. Imagine hearing that for over a year. And it got to a point where her “visions” really had a sameness quality. Eventually, I tuned her out. The last person that I know of that God gave this many visions to was the Apostle John when he was exiled on the island of Patmos. It was at this point that I came across a scripture out of Ezekiel 13:

They say, “The Lord declares,” when the Lord has not sent them; yet they expect their words to be fulfilled. Have you not seen false visions and uttered lying divinations when you say, “The Lord declares,” though I have not spoken?

I say that to say this: in the coming days and weeks, (whether private or public) people will say of the Charleston church shooting, “God has a plan (or reason) for everything.”

God does have a plan and a reason for everything He does or allows. Why? I don’t know. I’m not God. And I’m not going to offer some fleshy, half hearted excuse that doesn’t console a person’s soul. Could the shooter have been racist? Absolutely! Could he have been a Satanist? Its a possibility.

But all of these are folly until we know the man’s motive. The only consolation we have in this life, and the families of that church have is Hebrews 4:15:

For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one that has been tempted in every way, just as we are-yet was without sin.

And John 16:33…

For I have told you these things that you may find peace in me. In this life, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!

Jesus Christ was dipped into the depravity of man kind to experience what we experience. He was hungry, tired, weary-He felt anger! Whether you’re a family or friend of the victims in Charleston, He knows how you feel all too well. Or, if you’re like me, and are saddened for the ones that this heinous crime was perpetrated on, He knows how you feel, too.

I will say this, though. That shooter deserves the death penalty.

Athiests will look on and say, “where is your God? Why does He allow this?”

I don’t know why He does. But as He knew all nine victims before they were born, He was right there to welcome them into Heaven with open arms.

Don’t argue with an atheist. If you want to offer up anything, offer up a prayer.

Awhile back, a friend had asked why I put Revelation 18 on her Facebook page in response to an open question she posted in reference to President Obama.  The following is my response in its entirety.

 If I remember correctly, you asked openly if President Obama missed the National Day of Prayer, and to that, someone commented that the President said that “America (I’m paraphrasing) is no longer just a Christian nation, but a Hindu, a Bud…dist, and Muslim nation.” In short, while America cannot officially claim Christianity as it’s religion – to do so would be in violation of the First Amendment – the United States has been prodominantly a Christian nation for a very long time.

 
When our parents were children, and even our age, God was seen as infallible and His Word as the Truth. Fast forward to today and God is veiwed as not-so-infallible and His Truth not-so-true. By doing this, the enemy has been able to weaken the christians in this country and make them complacent. God was very stern when he told the Israelites “if you obey my laws, your enemies will come at you in one direction and flee in seven. If you don’t obey my laws your enemies will come at you in seven and leave in one.”

America’s problem does not lie with the politicians, although, that is a conundrum. Trust in a politician and you will be surely dissapointed. Our problem rests with our morals. For as Revelation 18 says “her sins are piled up to heaven.”

Now to answer your question. Revelation is considered the bloodiest, most violent, most horrific book in the Bible. Even the most skilled of Bible scholars cannot decipher it’s cryptic messages entirely. In Revelation 18, Babylon is seen as an “evil spirit” residing in a nation or nation’s. “She has become a dwelling for demons, every unclean bird, every detestable animal, and a haunt for every impure spirit.”

What nation does this sound like to you?

Thanks to the sexual revolution of the 1960’s, America is filled with homosexuality, drug and alchohol use, wide spread divorce, and as Carmen put it, “pornography that floods our streets like open sores.”

Rather than view sin as an affront to God, the people of the world see it simply as living in a free and open society. Revelation 18 says that the “merchants of the world will mourn over her because no one buys her cargoes”. “In one hour your doom has come” (v.10)

Consider for a moment that Revelation 18 also says that “she will be thrown down, never to be found again” (vs. 21-24). To help further your understanding – if you haven’t done it yet – I strongly urge you to read Revelation 18 in it’s entirety. However, there is no reason to fear, Jesus Christ is our Savior, and He will always be with us.

 
At this juncture in the post, I would be remiss not to point out the Seven Letters to the Seven Churches in Revelation 1-3 (just for clarification, it is Revelation, not “Revelations”) are seven actual churches.  Also, they represent seven church ages (in the Bible the number seven means “fulfillment”).  And, we today, live in the Seventh Church Age; whereas Jesus Christ said in Revelation 3:14-18, “These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.”
 
The very real fact that Jesus Christ our Lord knows these inequities and feels this way should shake every christian to their core in reverent fear of God.
 
The American Dream
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Is Christianity in decline in America?  When you examine the cold, hard numbers it is simply not possible to come to any other conclusion.  Over the past few decades, the percentage of Christians in America has been steadily declining.  This has especially been true among young people.  As you will see later in this article, there has been a mass exodus of teens and young adults out of U.S. churches.  In addition, what “Christianity” means to American Christians today is often far different from what “Christianity” meant to their parents and their grandparents.  Millions upon millions of Christians in the United States simply do not believe many of the fundamental principles of the Christian faith any longer.  Without a doubt, America is becoming a less “Christian” nation.  This has staggering implications for the future of this country.  The United States was founded primarily by Christians that were seeking to escape religious persecution.  For those early settlers, the Christian faith was the very center of their lives, and it deeply affected the laws that they made and the governmental structures that they established.  So what is the future of America going to look like if we totally reject the principles that this nation was founded on?

Overall, Christianity is still the largest religion in the world by far.  According to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, there are currently 2.2 billionChristians in the world.  So Christianity is not in danger of disappearing any time soon.  In fact, in some areas of the globe it is experiencing absolutely explosive growth.

But in the United States, things are different.  Churches are shrinking, skepticism is growing and apathy about spiritual matters seems to be at an all-time high.

Before we examine the data, let me disclose that I am a Christian.  I am not bashing Christians or the Christian faith at all in this article.  In fact, I consider the decline of Christianity in America to be a very bad thing.  Not everyone is going to agree with me on that, but hopefully this article will help spark a debate on the role of religion in America that everyone can learn something from.

Unfortunately, the reality is that most Americans spend very little time thinking about religion or spiritual matters these days.

Just consider the following quote from a recent USA Today article….

“The real dirty little secret of religiosity in America is that there are so many people for whom spiritual interest, thinking about ultimate questions, is minimal,” says Mark Silk, professor of religion and public life at Trinity College”

This is backed up by the numbers.  For example, a survey taken last year by LifeWay Research found that 46 percent of all Americans never think about whether they will go to heaven or not.

To most Americans, faith is simply not a big deal.  This is particularly true of our young people.  Those under the age of 30 are leaving U.S. churches in droves.  The following comes from a recent CNN article….

David Kinnaman, the 38-year-old president of the Barna Group, an evangelical research firm, is the latest to sound the alarm. In his new book, “You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church and Rethinking Faith,” he says that 18- to 29-year-olds have fallen down a “black hole” of church attendance. There is a 43% drop in Christian church attendance between the teen and early adult years, he says.

But it isn’t just young people that are leaving American churches.  The proportion of Americans that consider themselves to be Christians has been steadily declining for many years.  Back in 1990, 86 percent of all Americans considered themselves to be Christian.  By 2008, that number had dropped to 76 percent.

Meanwhile, the number of Americans that reject religion entirely has absolutely soared.  According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans with “no religion” more than doubled between 1990 and 2008.

So what is going to happen if these trends continue?

Dave Olson, the director of church planting for the Evangelical Covenant Church, has made some really interesting projections regarding what is going to happen to church attendance in America if current trends continue.

According to Olson, only 18.7 percent of all Americans regularly attend church right now.  If this number continues to decline at the current pace, Olson says that the percentage of Americans attending church in 2050 will be about half of what it is today.

Other research has produced similar results.

According to a study done by LifeWay Research, membership in Southern Baptist churches will fall nearly 50 percent by the year 2050 if current trends persist.

If you are a Christian, you should be quite alarmed by these numbers.

But what is happening to the faith of our young people should be even more alarming for Christians.

The American Religious Identification Survey by the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society & Culture at Trinity College is one of the most comprehensive studies on religion in America that has ever been done.

According to that study, 15 percent of all Americans say that they have “no religion”.

That is up from 8 percent in 1990.

That is quite a change.

But the move away from religion is particularly pronounced among our young people.

One recent survey found that 25 percent of all Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 say that they have no religion.

Obviously the Christian faith is not winning the battle for the hearts and the minds of our young people.  The cold, hard truth is that in America today, the younger you are, the less likely you are to consider yourself to be a Christian.

Large numbers of young Americans that went to church while they were growing up are now leaving U.S. churches entirely.  A recent study by the Barna Group discovered that nearly 60 percent of all Christians between the ages of 15 and 29 are no long actively involved in any church.

But not only have they left the church, our young people have also abandoned just about all forms of Christian spirituality.

Just check out the results of one survey of young adults that was conductedby LifeWay Christian Resources….

•65% rarely or never pray with others, and 38% almost never pray by themselves either.

•65% rarely or never attend worship services of any kind.

•67% don’t read the Bible or any other religious texts on a regular basis.

If this does not get turned around, churches all over America will be closing their doors.  When the survey above first came out, the president of LifeWay Christian Resources stated that “the Millennial generation will see churches closing as quickly as GM dealerships.”

But it is not just church that our young people are rejecting.

The reality is that they are also rejecting the fundamental principles of the Christian faith.

One survey conducted by the Barna Group found that less than 1 percent of all Americans between the ages of 18 and 23 hold a Biblical worldview.

The Barna Group asked participants in the survey if they agreed with the following six statements….

1) Believing that absolute moral truth exists.
2) Believing that the Bible is completely accurate in all of the principles it teaches.
3) Believing that Satan is considered to be a real being or force, not merely symbolic.
4) Believing that a person cannot earn their way into Heaven by trying to be good or by doing good works.
5) Believing that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth.
6) Believing that God is the all-knowing, all-powerful creator of the world who still rules the universe today.

Less than 1 percent of the participants agreed with all of those statements.

That is staggering.

But it is not just young adults that are rejecting the fundamentals of the Christian faith.

Even large numbers of “evangelical Christians” are rejecting the fundamental principles of the Christian faith.

For example, one survey found that 52 percent of all Americans Christians believe that “at least some non-Christian faiths can lead to eternal life”.

Another survey found that 29 percent of all American Christians claim to have been in contact with the dead, 23 percent believe in astrology and 22 percent believe in reincarnation.

Without a doubt, the religious landscape of America is changing.

Over the past several decades, church attendance has been steadily declining, the percentage of Americans that consider themselves to be Christians has been going down, and the number of people that hold traditional Christian beliefs has been dropping like a rock.

So what does all of this mean for the future of America?

If you’ve read the Bible then you will remember the story of where Jesus Christ approached a man possessed by a demon.  When Jesus called out the demon and said, “I command you to tell me who you are!’

The Demon then replied, “We are Legion, for we are Many.” 

Which brings me to the subject of the day; why would Alex Jones – a man who talks of the world power elite, and occultism in the government – put a quote from a demon on a poster?  I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I would have put something like ‘We Are Liberty’.

My support of the First Amendment and a Muslim’s right to practice their faith does not come by way of liberalism, but liberty. After all, it is the basic founding principle of liberty itself. The right of all Americans to practice religion without the interference of big government.

Terry Jones has taken an already volatile situation and made it worse. If Mr. Jones burns those Qurans – like Adolf Hitler would do – you can bet a years salary that there will be blowback, and it won’t be pretty.

We’ve seen riots and protests, in and outside of New York City. A mosque was set ablaze by arson, reminding us of the days of the civil rights movement. A NYC cabbie almost lost his life because of being Muslim, and we watched the media turn it into a political freak show.

Muslims don’t believe in Jesus, that’s true. But neither do Buddists, Hindu’s, athiests, or Scientologists, and little fanfare is given to them. Maybe that’s because Muslim’s are the ‘in thing’ now. First, it was the Nazi’s, then the communists and the Red Scare, Cuba, Vietnam, now its the Muslim’s turn. Twenty years from now it will be something else.

In the newest episode of the O’Reilly Factor (9/9/2010) Mr. O’Reilly went on a binge of blaming Islam for virtually…well…everything.

“Right now, there are more than 100 mosques in New York City so there’s no religious tolerance issue here or in most other parts of America.

“There is, however, a big religious tolerance problem in most Muslim countries as they don’t accept ANY other religion. By placing the proposed mosque within yards (two blocks, not yards) of the 9/11 attack, with no stated purpose for that, the imam has created a controversy. He did it! There’s simply no reason for the mosque to be there.

“Sincere Muslims should respect (the objections of 9/11 families). Talking Points believes that tolerance deal swings both ways, right?  Seems every two minutes some Muslims are offended by America. Yeah! We have some kooks here who are disrespectful to Islam. But every nation has them. It is long past time for the Muslim world to show a little respect and tolerance to America!”

Bill O’Reilly just like Sean Hannity doesn’t understand the world in the ‘big picture.’  Muslims could say the same for us.  Obviously O’Reilly has forgotten the United States’ past with Iraq.  In the 1990s sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the U.N. cost the lives of over 500,000 innocent Iraqis.

The 1998 bombing was eggregious at best, hit alot of harmless targets and cost scores of – once again – innocent lives.  This is a period of time in the history of the United States where Madeline Albright went on 60 Minutes and said the lives lost due to sanctions were “worth it.”

Iraq was never worth the sweat, blood and tears that cost the American soldier and their families.  Something has to be said for the status quo when in 2008 Ron Paul raised the most money from active military. 

A stark reality that Mr. O’Reilly has never seemed to grasp is that our foreign policy has repicusions, and those repicusions cause hatred to the United States.  Torture and its grotesqueness never seems to seep into the cerebrum of the likes of Hannity, O’Reilly, Beck, Coulter, or Malkin.  All of which, by the way, have never served time in the military.

My faith comes from the word God and through the teachings of Jesus Christ.  Some – not all – Christians who are outraged by the “Ground Zero Mosque”, I think, have a serious insecurity problem of their own.

Out of half distaste and half boredom, I’ve compiled this list Ann Coulter quotes.  We all know

Women should be armed, but not vote...wait, I'm a woman...or am I?

 her as the arrogant, tough talking conservative pundit and book writer which espouses the Christian faith and blames liberals for every problem in this country.  But as I was reading the Bible the other night I found that true Christianity starts in our homes and our churches.  That is where true change comes from.

After hearing the Christian talk all these years a person has to wonder, where is the Christianity in some of her comments?  Or for that matter, the logic.

I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East and sending liberals to Guantanamo.

If Gore had been elected president, right now he would just be finding that last lesbian quadriplegic for the Special Forces team.

I don’t know if [former U.S. President Bill Clinton is] gay. But [former U.S. Vice President] Al Gore – total fag.

[Canadians] better hope the United States does not roll over one night and crush them. They are lucky we allow them to exist on the same continent.

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.

I’m a Christian first, and a mean-spirited, bigoted conservative second, and don’t you ever forget it.

They’re [Democrats] always accusing us of repressing their speech. I say let’s do it. Let’s repress them. Frankly, I’m not a big fan of the First Amendment.

…as for catching Osama, it’s irrelevant. Things are going swimmingly in Afghanistan.

For the record, nothing has gone “swimmingly” in Afghanistan.

 I was not enthusiastic about the last Gulf war. Of course, it goes without saying, I rooted for our team once the shooting started. But I wasn’t for that war. I was also against sending Americans to the Balkans. My point is, I’m genuinely against America deploying troops without a really, really good reason. I just can’t imagine anyone not seeing 9/11 as a really good reason for wiping out Islamic totalitarians.

She must be talking about the WMD’s that were never found and that the Bush administration lied about.

My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building.

And who could forget her quotes about women?

I think [women] should be armed but should not vote…women have no capacity to understand how money is earned. They have a lot of ideas on how to spend it…it’s always more money on education, more money on child care, more money on day care.

It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 – except Goldwater in ’64 – the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted.

We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens‘s creme brulee. That’s just a joke, for you in the media.

Like I said, one has to wonder at the logic of her comments or the conscience.  But like she said, she’s not going away which means we’ll get even better material.