No Changes If The State Disapproves?

I came across this information this morning and cannot believe that a person’s freedom of choice can be against the law if the choice doesn’t come under what the State wants rather than the individual.

People should have choices and even if one doesn’t always approve of another person’s choices, it should be their choice, right? Not according to a new bill being considered seriously in the State of California. The bill will make it unlawful for a person who is gay to decide to seek counseling because they might want to change their sexual identity. The law would also take away the right to separation of church and state as even a priest, rabbi, or minister would not be allowed to do counseling to that effect.

https://activistmommy.com/californias-shocking-must-stay-gay-bill-serious-violation-liberty/

I’ve been coming across this information for the last week or so and am wondering if NOW, our priests and bishops will stand up and speak against this bill as it does affect the way they can deal with parishioners in conflict legally.

In California, we tend to avoid musing over ‘what next’ as the future ‘what next’ is always worse than the last one. Don’t we have enough serious problems in California to keep our government busy that they seem to feel they have to meddle in everyone’s personal life? It’s truly not constitutional but that hasn’t really stopped many politicians up to now.

And the rest of the country shouldn’t get too complacent because the liberal factions are constantly trying to make the changes they want not the the changes that truly benefit the citizens.

Protecting Freedom

To all the teens that walked out of school in favor of taking down the Second Amendment  and taking away everyone’ guns. . . These are the shoes of Jews that were forced to give up their firearms to Hitler. They were marched into gas chambers, murdered and buried in mass graves . Today’s world is based on learned lessons but if you don’t study even the basics of history, you will repeat history and things won’t turn out the way you view your idea of a perfect world. Pick up a history book and you’ll realize what happens when you give up freedoms and why we have them.

The Truth Should Set You Free . . .

I AM AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN. I HATE THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY AS MUCH AS BISHOP DUKES DOES. BUT I HAVE NOTICED SOMETHING HE SEEMS TO HAVE MISSED. I AM NOT A SLAVE! AND NEITHER IS HE.

SLAVERY WAS AN AWFUL HISTORICAL INJUSTICE, AND IT HELPED SET IN MOTION MANY OF THE PROBLEMS THE BLACK COMMUNITY FACES TODAY. BUT IT IS NOT THE PROBLEM WE NEED TO SOLVE TODAY. THOSE PROBLEMS ARE POVERTY, ILLITERACY, DRUGS, CRIME AND VIOLENCE.

TEARING DOWN STATUES DOESN’T SOLVE ANY OF THOSE PROBLEMS, AND SOLVING THOSE PROBLEMS IS WHAT WE NEED TO BE FOCUSED ON.

IT MIGHT CREATE A PROBLEM, THOUGH. TEARING DOWN STATUES THAT REPRESENT HISTORY IS LIKE PRETENDING HISTORY DIDN’T HAPPEN. IT DID. AND NOT EVERYTHING THAT RESULTS FROM HISTORY IS SOMETHING YOU WILL LIKE. WE NEED TO REMEMBER ALL OF IT, EVEN (AND PERHAPS ESPECIALLY) THE PARTS THAT BOTHER US BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT WE LEARN FROM.

TELL YOU WHAT: WHY DON’T YOU ERASE FROM HISTORY EVERY REFERENCE TO A PERSON WHO HAD A SERIOUS CHARACTER FLAW?

OR WE COULD JUST TELL THE WHOLE STORY. YES, THESE MEN HAD AN AMAZING VISION AND USED IT TO CREATE THE GREATEST NATION THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN. YES, THEY GAVE US A POLITICAL SYSTEM THAT HAS PROTECTED FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY LIKE NOTHING WE’VE EVER SEEN.

ALSO, THEY WERE PARTICIPANTS IN AN INSTITUTION THAT WAS EVIL, IF VERY COMMON FOR WEALTHY MEN OF THEIR DAY. THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN BETTER MEN IF THEY HAD RID THE WORLD OF THAT INSTITUTION, AND THEY DID NOT DO THAT. BUT THEY DID CREATE THE POLITICAL SYSTEM THROUGH WHICH IT WOULD BE ELIMINATED LESS THAN A CENTURY LATER. THAT IS NOT NOTHING.

FLAWED MEN AND WOMEN HAVE GIVEN US QUITE A WORLD, AND WE SHOULD KNOW AS MUCH ABOUT IT AS WE CAN. MAYBE THE LESSONS THEY TEACH CAN EVEN HELP US SOLVE THE PROBLEMS WE FACE TODAY.

OR WE CAN WASTE OUR TIME TEARING DOWN STATUES, WHICH SOLVES NOTHING, NOR DOES IT MAKE HISTORY GO AWAY. IT JUST MAKES US IGNORANT OF IT.”

Charlie Gard – Not An Isolated Case

The reason we can’t and shouldn’t put aside the Charlie Gard case is that it isn’t an isolated event. If we put it aside and ‘go on with our lives’, it will only empower the hospitals and courts to make more and more decisions for our lives and not usually for the betterment of our lives.

http://www.crisismagazine.com/2017/charlie-gard-case-portends-frightening-future

Fantasy, Politics, and the World of Today

With every news report facing us each morning, most of us realize there is something really wrong going on in our world today. The fact that so many people seem to think everything is fine and work even harder toward causing division in the world is beyond belief especially when you consider the good such people could accomplish with common sense and a Christian attitude. Pipe dreams aside, you probably have trouble understanding the whys of so many events today.

The major issue that has always caused wrinkled foreheads trying to decipher the why of it all is the fact that if you hurt or kill a pregnant woman and, subsequently her unborn baby, you will be liable for murder of both the woman and the child. BUT, legally and up to the point of birth in some situations, it is very legal in our country to kill a baby in the womb without a problem of legality or a case of murder. When a concerned citizen exposed the selling of baby parts with proof in the Planned Parenthood clinics, the concerned citizen faces lawsuits and Planned Parenthood seems to be the victim . . . and babies still die needlessly.

Now we are faced with a lot of changes in our country and a multitude of refugees are flooding our borders. As good Americans, these people are provided for . . . while our veterans continue to receive substandard treatment in some cases and so many are actually homeless and mistreated. When I was growing up, my mother was generous with the little we had at the time but the family still came first even if we cut back a bit in order to help another. That doesn’t seem to be a priority today with the men and women who come back from war situations and have to fight for their lives to live here.

Although not nearly as rampant as Europe, we are experiencing hurt and death from some of the refugees who seek refuge here. Towns and cities are expected to take up the slack on this while the government keeps allowing more in than can be dealt with right now. Many of the Muslim refugees will not assimilate so we face many of their religious requirements that are not in line with life in America today. Welfare was stretching quite thin before this influx of refugees and isn’t getting any better now. You have to stop and think about how many citizens in our country do pay taxes and how much longer can we consider having the government look good and gracious on our hard-earned dime.

So many of the politicians we, the people, have voted into office care more about their agenda than represent the interests of the people who voted for them. Just this week, one politician was leading a crowd in chanting about impeaching the President. I know this isn’t a perfect world but with several other countries who wouldn’t mind seeing the United States fail and a small country who keeps trying to get their missiles to hit our coast, you would think petty difference and post-traumatic shock from the presidential election would be put aside in trying to protect and save our country.

The name calling, abrasive behavior, the distorted truths fire off from the losing side of the November 2016 election isn’t changing anyone’s mind about the way the votes went last year. They thwart every move President Trump makes and blurs the needs that have to be dealt with while they continue to obsess over the country’s rejection of their candidate’s election to office. There are gatherings (aka riots) most every week in mourning for their fantasies about how the world could have been perfect . . . if only.
Guess that common sense isn’t readily available these days. It certainly doesn’t seem to be coming from the halls of higher learning. We have a good many problems that need to be addressed soon in our country if only the world could come up with a miracle . . . not for the fountain of youth but for the sense needed to finally grow up.