Heaven Is Our Destination Where We Will Be ONE With The Lord Forever

Today, we are in The Season Of The Last Generation. The Birth Pains that Christ Jesus spoke about are currently under way, including natural and unnatural disasters. They will be ever increasing. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. Social, economic and political turmoil will be ever increasing, causing people's hearts to be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life. An apostasy within the Church of God is currently under way. This will all reach a climax with Satan revealing his Antichrist and requiring that everyone worship him; That every one receive his "mark" in order to buy or sell; The new currency of the New World Order, the New Tower of Babel.

Today, it is critical that those who have a heart for God are aware of what God is doing and speaking today. God is opening up His Word like never before in preparation for The Time Of The END. I exhort you to open up your heart and your eyes to see what He is doing and your ears to hear what God is speaking at this time. My prayer is that we will be able to stand before the Son of Man at His appearing, without fault and with great joy. I encourage you to read David Wilkerson's book, America's Last Call at davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com. Also, Google, Tommy Hicks Prophecy, 1961 for a view of the End Times.

Tom's books include: Called By Christ To Be ONE, The Time Of The END, The Season Of The Last Generation, Worship God In Spirit And In Truth, Daniel And The Time Of The END, and Overcoming The Evil One. They are available at amazon.com. They can also be read without cost by clicking on link: Toms Books.

Other publications by Tom at the same link include: You Are Unique In Christ, Demonic Activity Increasing, America: A Nation Of Cowards, LIFE: Knowing The Voice Of God, The Earth Full Of Violence: Christ's Sign, Reality: The Realm Of The Spirit, What Is Detestable To God, America At The Crossroads, Many Are Invited but Few Are Chosen, Christian Beware, The Antichrist of Scripture, The Marks Of A Christian, The Apostasy/Rebellion, Satan's Scheme, The Anointing, The Good News, The Water of LIFE, The World Against Christ, The Commands Of Christ, America's New Civil War, America Is Cursed Because Of Its Abortion Murder, America Unprotected, America's Irreconcilable Differences, Evil Begets Evil, America's War Against Christ, America Is Babylon and IN Christ: There Are No Limitations.

To receive Christ Jesus as a child by faith is the highest human achievement.

Today, the Bride Of Christ is rising up in every nation in the world! Giving Glory to Her Savior and King, Christ Jesus!
Today, the world is Raging against God, Rushing toward Oblivion! Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation!
Today, America is being ground to powder because of it's SIN against God!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

HAYDEN: IRAN DEAL IS 'LODESTAR' OF OBAMA FOREIGN POLICY

Michael Hayden: Iran Deal Is 'Lodestar' of Obama Foreign Policy

Monday, 30 Mar 2015 11:43 AM
By Melissa Clyne



Secretary of State John Kerry's "unorthodox" lead role in the negotiations with Iran is highly unusual, according to retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of both the National Security Agency and the CIA.
"Usually the secretary of state is the closer," Hayden said Monday on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum."
"You notice as we're getting into this final stretch here, other foreign ministers are now coming into the loop. Kerry's there all the time.

"It's hard for me to remember another time when a secretary of state cleared his desk to become the negotiator rather than the person above the negotiations. This is a matter of technique. Even in a job less important than this one, like at the CIA, you really wanted your staff to go in there, roll their sleeves up, and go bare knuckles with the other guy so you could stay above the fray and make those final demands or final concessions. We've reversed that in this case."

Getting a nuclear deal with Iran has become the "lodestar" of the Obama administration's foreign policy, according to Hayden, who said that every other conflict around the globe is "being organized" around it.
"Frankly, what we do or don't do in Yemen, do or don't do in Iraq, do or don't do in Syria, even how much we're willing to press Vladimir Putin in the Ukraine is a byproduct of this intense passion on the part of the president and Secretary Kerry to get this deal," he said.  

It's never a good idea to be the person in the room most interested in reaching an accord, he added. 
The mantra that no deal is better than a bad deal under which the White House is operating will soon be replaced by assertions by the administration that the U.S. got "the best possible deal" we could get, Hayden predicted.

"That's not the same thing as a good deal and we should never ever concede that in the debate that's going to be coming up," he said. "When we don't get something that we were led to believe all along we were expecting to get, the cover story is that we've arrived at a 'creative solution.'"
If the Iranians succeed in not having to ship their stockpile of uranium to Russia, the U.S. should be "very suspicious," according to Hayden. 

The Iranian negotiations are just one of many ways the U.S. has "really disturbed our Sunni allies," Hayden said.  
"They've got a whole list of things that they feel we have pulled the rug out from under them," he said.
By allowing Iran to become an "industrial-strength nuclear state," it is laying the groundwork for a nuclear arms race.
"The Sunnis are going to want one of those for themselves too because the successful deal would give the Iranians so much that the Sunnis are now going to want to be competitive with it," he said. "I don't think this is going to cap this race and in fact, in its own way, it might inspire it."

Hayden also weighed in on the Iranian journalist who has defected. His information should be carefully considered but also vetted, Hayden said.
"We use a lot of things to motivate sources, some of them are pretty noble like idealism, others are not, like ego and money and coercion and so on," he explained. 

"Here's a fellow who seems to want to talk to us based upon an ideal which we share with him: freedom of the press. So again, it begins to establish the relationship you have to establish with a potential new source and again, coming out of arguing for the lack of press freedom, that's a pretty good first step on his part and ours."
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My comments: Any "deal" with Iran is WORTHLESS! They will never keep any "deal." Iran's objective is clear--Koran driven-- and they have spoken it repeatedly--the Destruction of Israel and America and all who oppose them.

'MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE'


Jesus’ Two Most Important Words 
by Abby Kelly

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27

Last words—perhaps the weightiest that will ever leave your lips or enter your ear.

Tears flow, throats constrict, “The last thing I said to him was, ‘I hate you!’” 

A mother clutches the flag to her chest, moaning softly, “His last words were, ‘I love you, Mom.’”

These words and phrases mark us. They linger. They bear more weight on our souls than myriad casual conversations. Jesus, the Living Word, never spoke flippantly. So, it might be valuable to consider some of His first and last words:

At the very beginning of His public ministry, Jesus walked slowly along the seashore. Fishermen, brawny and brown, paid Him no heed as they cast, drew and mended their nets. Suddenly, catching the eye of one sturdy character, He called out, “Come, follow me.”

Fast forward several years. Christ has risen and is about to ascend to the Father. He is commissioning His disciples, preparing them, infusing them with endurance and hope. Again, along the seashore, this time He walks side by side with Peter. Twice in the course of a short, private conversation, Jesus insists, “Follow me.” (John 21:19, 22)

If we follow Jesus, it goes without saying that we believe Him (John 6:29). And in following Him we will imitate His love for people (John 13:24). In this way, we will prove to be His disciples. 

WE ARE CALLED TO BE DISCIPLES OF CHRIST--NOT MEN

Disciples of Christ Jesus- The Greatest Christian Life, Part 13

Week 15, 2015 - Rick Joyner
   One crucial aspect of being a disciple is we are called to be a disciple of Christ, not men. This does not mean we do not learn from others as our teachers, pastors, and even mentors in various disciplines and knowledge. It is a high privilege to sit under the great teachers and leaders of our times, but we are called to much more than this. We are all called to be first generation disciples of Christ Jesus Himself.
   Though I have heard it told a number of times by others, the following account really happened to me. When I was a new believer, a friend and I went to hear a man who gave a remarkable message. Afterwards we went to thank him. Trying to be humble, he responded, “It was not me, it was the Lord.” My friend, who was also a new believer, looked at him kind of funny and said, “It wasn’t that good!”
   Surely, if the Lord Himself had been speaking that night, it would have been much better. However, this does not mean the man’s message did not have merit or was not from God. We are His body and the Lord teaches through His teachers, shepherds through His shepherds, speaks through His prophets, etc., yet we are called to follow the Lamb, not His messengers.
   We must honor and listen to those He has sent to us. As He said when He entered Jerusalem, from that time we would not see Him until we blessed those who came in His name. However, as we see in The Song of Solomon, this prophetic metaphor of the relationship between the Lord and His bride, the Shulamite maid who represents the church, made a remarkable and important request of the Lord in chapter 1:7:   
   Tell me, O you whom I love, where you feed your flock, where you make it rest at noon. For why should I be as one who veils herself by the flocks of your companions?
   The bride will not be content in the flocks of others, even of the Lord’s companions. She must be in the Lord’s own flock. This does not mean we should not be in a congregation of one of His under-shepherds, but there is a way we can do this and also directly follow Jesus, be taught by Him, and thereby grow up into Him.
   When I listen to teachers, I do not merely seek to hear the words of the Lord, I am seeking to hear the Word Himself. The Lord is my Shepherd, and He is my Teacher. In John 10 we are told His sheep know His voice, and they follow Him because they know His voice, not only the voice of His people, even His great ones.
   To relate properly to the shepherds, teachers, and the other messengers He sends while developing a personal relationship with the Lord is something we find easier to understand as we mature in Him. Next week we will elaborate on this a bit more because it is crucial we understand this to walk in the fullness of what we are called to.

TED CRUZ: 'GOD ISN'T DONE WITH AMERICA

Ted Cruz: 'God Isn't Done With America'

In the crowded field of likely Republican presidential candidates, one name jumped to the front of the pack this week.
Sen. Ted Cruz announced his candidacy in a way that made it very clear he will seek the all-important evangelical vote.
Cruz is known as a straight shooter, and in front of a Liberty University audience he made it clear that he aims to be the evangelicals' first choice for president.
"I believe God isn't done with America yet," Cruz told the crowd.
He won't be alone for long. More than a half dozen likely presidential candidates will court the crucial voting bloc. The question facing Cruz is why him?
Cruz explained to CBN News' David Brody what sets him apart from other candidates.
"Every one of us should ask any candidate that shows up in front of us, 'You say you believe these principles, show me. When have you stood up and fought for them? When have you bled for them and what have you accomplished?'" Cruz said. "You shall know them by their fruits."
Cruz's strategy will include pointing out victories he argued and won in court: defending the Second Amendment and standing against partial birth abortion and taxpayer-funded abortion.
One thing Cruz said he will not do is sling mud against others.
"There may be other candidates that get down and nasty, who get personal, who go into the gutter and launch attacks. But I ain't going to be one of them," Cruz said.
Instead, Cruz insiders tell CBN News the goal is engaging Christians to become more involved in the political process.
"This country remains a country I believe grounded in values, grounded in faith. But far too many Christians have ceded the public arena to people that aren't believers," Cruz explained.
As a pastor, Cruz's father pushes others to speak boldly from the pulpit on issues of the day. That has rubbed off on Cruz and will be one of his main themes.
"We are to be watchmen on the wall. And I believe that there are pastors, there are leaders in the faith community all across this country who were placed in the positions of leadership that they are in today just like Ester, 'for such a time as this,'" he said.
"That is my hope, that we energize and mobilize courageous conservatives all over this country to pull this country back," Cruz explained.
So does Cruz believe he was placed in this position "for such a time as this?"
"I hope and pray that I was. And I can tell you I feel privileged at an incredible level to have the opportunity to be in the arena," he said.
Its an arena where it will soon be standing room only as someone in the crowded GOP presidential field tries to win the chance to take the White House in 2016.
Pockets of true revival are breaking out across America. Want to know more about the next great move of God? Click here to see Jennifer LeClaire's new book, featuring Dutch Sheets, Reinhard Bonnke, Jonathan Cahn, Billy Graham and others.
http://www.charismanews.com/us/48967-ted-cruz-god-isn-t-done-with-america

SURVEY: MOST AMERICANS BELIEVE THE CHURCH IS DYING

A new LifeWay research study reveals more people believe the church is dying than thriving.

Most Americans Believe the Church Is Dying, Survey Shows



Although most Americans believe church is on the decline, the overwhelming majority say they find value in attending.
A new survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research reveals an upbeat attitude toward churchgoing. Two-thirds of Americans think attendance is admirable, and nearly 9 in 10 call it acceptable. Only 11 percent consider church useless.
Even nonreligious people have favorable opinions. Eighty percent believe church attendance is acceptable, and 43 percent label it admirable. Just 29 percent call it useless.
Yet more Americans believe the church is dying than thriving, according to the LifeWay study. Researchers asked 1,000 Americans about their views in a phone survey from Sept. 19-28, 2014.
"Americans have a much more optimistic view of the people and practice of attending church than they do of the health of the church," said Scott McConnell vice president of LifeWay Research. "Church attendance is much like regular exercise and driving the speed limit. People do not live out everything they admire."
Confirming McConnell's assertion that Americans' churchgoing is at odds with their behavior, even on Easter, traditionally the best-attended Sunday of the year, large segments of the population say they don't plan to attend, previous LifeWay research has found.
And despite their professed fondness for church, Americans are more likely to believe attendance is declining (55 percent) or dying (42 percent) than growing (36 percent) or thriving (38 percent).
Their attitudes reflect the mixed trends of the past 50 years. While many mainline denominations have lost membership, some have grown. And while more people are Christian today than in 1970, Christians make up a smaller share of the burgeoning population, according to a study from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Some Say Church Is Out of Date
Faced with those trends, many churches have shifted toward contemporary worship styles and new outreach methods. Nevertheless, 27 percent of Americans think church attendance is outdated, LifeWay research found. That belief is even more pronounced among the nonreligious (42 percent), Catholics (31 percent), and people 25 to 34 years old (34 percent).
Those young adults, part of the millennial generation, are also more likely than their elders to describe church attendance as unusual (26 percent). Compared to previous generations, fewer millennials claim religious affiliation or profess belief in God, according to the Pew Research Center.
Young adults, like most Americans, don't see church attendance as an assumption in today's culture. While 54 percent of those over 65 describe churchgoing as an expectation, that viewpoint is in the minority for every other age group—a sign that those who attend are making a personal choice rather than responding to societal pressure.
That's a positive finding, said McConnell. "I don't think evangelicals would want that to be the reason people go to church anyway."
Men and Hispanics More Likely to Find Church Useless
Women have more positive attitudes than men about churchgoing, the LifeWay study found, with 69 percent of women and 63 percent of men viewing attendance as admirable. Only 9 percent of women consider church useless, while 14 percent of men hold that opinion.
Larger shares of women also believe in the health and vitality of the church. Forty percent of women say the church is growing, and 41 percent describe it as thriving. Among men, only 32 percent think it is growing, and 34 percent label it thriving.
LifeWay Research also found significant differences along ethnic and racial lines.
Although most Hispanics believe going to church is expected (55 percent), attendance is considered useless by 1 in 5—almost double the rate of the population as a whole.
Whites are among the least likely to consider church useless (8 percent), but 60 percent believe the church is declining.
In contrast, most African-Americans believe the church is growing (55 percent) and thriving (56 percent). More often than other groups, they describe church attendance as common (74 percent) and popular (61 percent).
"The longevity of the Christian church proves it is not a fad," said McConnell. "Some Americans feel cultural expectations to attend church, but our recent research shows that those who actually do attend hold more closely to the teachings of Jesus Christ."
My comments: Christ Jesus said that the Gates of Hell would Not Prevail agaisnt His Church. (Matthew 16:18) We also know that the Way to LIFE is a Narrow Way and only a Few find it. (Matthew 7:14) Many are called but Few are chosen. (Matthew 22:14) In the End, Chrsit Jesus has His Bride, and NOTHING can prevent this--IT IS WRITTEN!--Every person can choose to be a part of it or NOT!

FRANCIS ASBURY: REVIVALIST AND ROLE MODEL FOR MODERN-DAY ABOLITIONISTS

A statute of Francis Asbury

Francis Asbury: Revivalist and Role Model for Modern-Day Abolitionists

Today marks the anniversary of the passing of a spiritual hero and the father of American circuit riders—Francis Asbury, who died on March 31, 1816. This simple preacher once met with George Washington, urging him to sign an emancipation for slaves.
While I was a bit of a late-bloomer in discovering why history matters, now I devour it in my spare time. Revival history especially captures my imagination, and recently I have been studying the Methodist circuit riders who had a profound impact on the shaping of America during its formative years.
These untiring preachers on horseback relentlessly carried the gospel of Jesus Christ across the rough terrain of our newly settled land.
From the extraordinary work of Rev. Francis Asbury, we can glean valuable lessons to help shape the future of America ... especially as it pertains to the great abolitionist movement of our day: ending abortion.
Startling Parallells
Wait—why am I associating this with abortion? A careful study of history reveals that, in addition to spearheading revival in the nation, Francis Asbury was an ardent abolitionist of slavery. Few realize the pivotal role he played. His leadership on the slavery issue was instrumental in forming and multiplying abolitionist sentiment in the nation.
The Lord has highlighted to me startling similarities between how the American church—and the nation as a whole—dealt with the issue of slavery and how we are currently dealing with the issue of abortion.
Saying such a thing can be a volatile statement to some. My intention upfront is not to offend anyone, diminish the pain of a community or selfishly piggyback on a borrowed interest. There are simply undeniable parallels between slavery and abortion that must be considered by the church and by our culture—too many in fact to fully explore here.
After more than 10 years in the pro-life movement, I can say without a doubt that the same God who ended legal slavery wants to end abortion. If that is a new concept for you, let's explore this relationship together.
The Call of a Lifetime
Under the leadership of John Wesley, Methodism (as it came to be called) arose during an immoral age and spread revival throughout England, Scotland and Ireland. Soon John and Charles Wesley along with George Whitefield were instrumental in spreading the Great Awakening to America.
In August 1771, John Wesley rose in their Annual Conference at Bristol and asked with much intensity, "Our brethren in America call aloud for help. Who will go?"
A young 26-year-old Asbury heeded the missionary call that day and sprang to his feet. Little did he know, but he was answering a call to his lifelong work.
America at the Crossroads
In between the First and Second Great Awakenings of this nation, the circuit riders spread the gospel throughout the colonies and later the states. When Revolution broke out, Francis Asbury was the only English preacher to remain in America when their loyalties were challenged.
"To no other man does American civilization owe so much as to Bishop Asbury," wrote American minister and historian Matthew Simpson in A Hundred Years of Methodism. "He is worthy of a place among the heroes of '76." 
One of the preeminent questions our founding fathers wrestled over was the issue of slavery. Thomas Jefferson described the slavery dilemma saying, "But, as it is, we have the wolf by the ear; and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go. Justice is in one scale, and self-preservation in the other."
People fighting for their God-given liberty were simultaneously denying that same liberty to other human beings. The irony of the situation didn't go unnoticed. Enter the abolitionists.
God's Heart Breaks Over Injustice
I am so moved by how God raised up prophets of righteousness to condemn slavery during America's earliest days. The Lord was clearly communicating His heart for the suffering and injustice of an oppressed people. We were given truth, and we would then become responsible for it.
Asbury and the circuit riders carried in their saddlebags Bibles, hymnals ... along with petitions and legal forms for the freeing of slaves. For them it wasn't an inappropriate mixture of church and state issues. Their Christian faith actually demanded they pursue emancipation and justice for the oppressed.
I can't help but think that God saw down the road to a bloody Civil War, a conflict that would claim the lives of more than 600,000 people and nearly destroy our new nation. The abolitionist prophets like Francis Asbury were God's mercy strategy, providing an opportunity to avert bloodshed and disaster.
History Repeating Itself
We see Jesus confront his generation in Matthew 23:29-32, saying, "And you say, 'If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of the sin of your forefathers!"
He clarifies his point in Luke 11:48: "So you testify that you approve of what your forefathers did; they killed the prophets, and you build their tombs."
Simply stated, they were continuing to walk in the same destructive path of their ancestors instead of interrupting it with reform.
Most everyone today would make a similar statement: If I had lived in the days of slavery, I would not have owned slavesI would not have dehumanized and devalued life like they did. I would not have denied another human being their God-given right to life, or profited financially from the destruction of others.
Today America decorates the tombs of those honored dead, yet at the same time we maintain an attitude of indifference towards vulnerable babies in the womb.
We dehumanize them at every opportunity; in other words, "It's just a lump of tissue." We treat them as disposable in exchange for pursuing financial prosperity. We have built industries that have monetized their destruction. We ignore their torture, suffering and pain. We deny giving a voice to the voiceless. We say that we pity their demise, but still we persist. And all this is celebrated as a glorious "right" for us to do so.
Can we see the startling parallels? Jesus' words of warning have haunting relevance to us today. Our tolerance, participation and apathy concerning abortion testify against us.
Modern-Day Abolitionists
Recently I found the gravesite of Francis Asbury in the aging Mount Olivet Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland. I like to track down the resting places of revivalists and spiritual heroes. Not only that, but I like to visit those places and pray for fresh impartation of what they walked in and the mantles they carried.
Remember that Elijah was taken up, yet his mantle remained on the earth for Elisha to pick up!
I take ministry interns to visit the gravesite as well as to a memorial of Francis Asbury in Washington, D.C. This forgotten memorial dedicated to the "Prophet of the Long Road" is on the same 16th Street as The White House, just two miles up the road.
Who can estimate the impact of Francis Asbury's life as a revivalist and abolitionist? In Francis Asbury: The Prophet of the Long Road, his biographer sums up Asbury's life in one sentence: 
If to speak with authority as the accredited messenger of God; to have credentials which bear the seal of heaven; to have a voice keyed to the theme of the centuries; if when he lifted the trumpet to his lips the Almighty blew the blast; if to be conscious of an ever-present sense of God, God the Summoner, God the Anointing One, God the Judge, and to project it into speech which would make his hearers tremble, smite them with terror, and cause them to fall as dead men; if to be and do all this would entitle a man to be called a great preacher, then Asbury was a great preacher.
The story of Francis Asbury has forever marked me. I believe God desires to raise up modern-day revivalists and abolitionists who will embody the same convictions as Asbury. To see another Great Awakening and the ending of abortion, we must not forget the lessons of the circuit riders.
 Pockets of true revival are breaking out across America. Want to know more about the next great move of God? Click here to see Jennifer LeClaire's new book, featuring Dutch Sheets, Reinhard Bonnke, Jonathan Cahn, Billy Graham and others.
A full-time missionary, Matt Lockett serves as Executive Director of Bound4LIFE International and Justice House of Prayer DC. He and his wife Kim live in the Washington, DC area with their four children.  
Reprinted with permission from Bound4LIFE.

FRANKLIN GRAHAM: THANK GOD FOR GOV. MIKE PENCE

Franklin Graham: Thank God for Gov. Mike Pence

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is taking more than a little heat over his religious freedom bill. The radical gay agenda is up in arms and stirring the pot against the man of God, claiming the law could be used to discriminate against gays.
The Indiana bill and others work to protect business owners who don't want to provide services, like bake wedding cakes or rent wedding venues, to gay couples.
Sold-out Christians are standing with Pence, even as the Indiana legislature vows to clarify the religious freedom bill. Similar initiatives in Georgia and North Carolina have already stalled.
"The Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence, is taking a lot of heat for doing the right thing. He signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which protects the freedoms of Hoosiers of every faith," Franklin Graham wrote on his Facebook page.
"He is being attacked by the LGBT community, liberal politicians and liberal media who don't want Christians' freedoms to be protected. 
Thank God for politicians like Governor Pence who are not afraid to take a stand regardless of the political consequences. We need more men like him in public office across this country and in Washington who are willing to stand for right over wrong."
http://www.charismanews.com/us/48980-franklin-graham-thank-god-for-gov-mike-pence
My comments: The godless, Secular Humanists are out to SILENCE and or ELIMINATE Christian Values from what they see as, their godless, Socialist Utopia, where anything goes as long as the STATE approves. They HATE Chrsit Jesus because He tells them that what they do is Evil. (John 7:7)

STAND UP FOR INDIANA, REFUSE TO BOW DOWN TO SECULARISM

Indiana Uproar Is About the Replacement of Christian Values with Secular Values

March 31, 2015 - 9:54 AM
In what has been called the "Catholic moment" in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to "live the faith" and "set an example" for others.
Public lives were to reflect moral beliefs. Christians were to avoid those "living in sin." Christians who operated motels and hotels did not rent rooms to unmarried couples.
Fast forward to 21st-century America.
Indiana just enacted a law, as have 19 other states, to protect the rights of religious people to practice their beliefs in how they live their lives and conduct their businesses.
And the reaction? Nearly hysterical.
The head of the NCAA, the founder of Apple, chief executives of SalesForce and Yelp, Martina Navratilova, Larry King, Miley Cyrus and other celebrities are rushing to express their shock.
Boycotts of Indiana are being demanded. Tweeted Hillary on her now-empty server: "Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today. We shouldn't discriminate against [people because] of who they love."
The culture war has come to Indiana, and all these folks are eager to be seen as standing tall with the LGBT revolution. But what are they actually saying?
Are they saying that Christian bakers, photographers and florists may not refuse to provide their services at same-sex weddings? Are they saying that hotel owners who deny rooms to unmarried couples or for homosexual liaisons should be prosecuted for being faithful to their moral code?
How are we supposed to punish Christians for sinning against liberalism? Will jailing be necessary, or caning, or just depriving them of their livelihood?
The Hillarys of our world have a right to call such folks bigots and homophobes. But should they have the power to punish people for acting on their religious beliefs?
Isn't the First Amendment supposed to protect this right?
Whatever became of the conservatives' Free Society?
Initially, under Obamacare, Christian colleges and businesses were forced to provide employees with birth control and abortion-inducing, morning-after pills. The regime was ordering religious people to behave in ways that were abhorrent to them and contravened the teachings of their faith.
Like Shariah Law, liberalism imposes its values upon nonbelievers and punishes noncompliance.
Says Mayor Edwin Lee, who has banned city-funded trips to Indiana, "We stand united as San Franciscans to condemn Indiana's new discriminatory law, and will work together to protect the civil rights of all Americans."
But the "discriminatory law" that has the mayor upset does not discriminate against anyone. It merely guarantees the freedom of religious people who believe homosexuality is wrong to not have to be associated with individuals or events that celebrate it.
The mayor may not like how people exercise their freedom. Does his dislike justify depriving them of that freedom?
The gay rights community seems to have advanced from asking for tolerance of their lifestyles — to demanding punishment for those who refuse to accept its moral equality.
Why do they care that a handful of Christians still reject their truth? Are they so insecure in their convictions about themselves that they must have conformity? Must all kneel before their Golden Calf?
Like all of us, the mayor has a right not to associate with people who use obscene or racist language, or whose behavior is boorish, or whose politics he detests.
To the mayor, it appears commendable for him not to be associated with Indiana because of its values. Why is it then intolerable for Christians not to be associated with gay events because of their values? A little double standard there, Mr. Mayor?
What the Indiana issue is really all about is the replacement of Christian values with secular values as the operating premises of society.
And the hallmark of our new society is intolerance of those who reject the revolution. It is ever so with revolutions.
In 1964, across the bay from San Francisco, the Free Speech Movement was born at Berkeley. Students demanded the freedom to say what they believed, no matter how objectionable to the majority.
Soon, dirty language became common on radio, cable and in film. Pornography was declared constitutionally protected. Larry Flynt was the First Amendment hero. Rap singers used the crudest of terms for women and the N-word for each other. A new freedom was born.
That is, up until two soused freshmen from Sigma Alpha Epsilon began a chant on a bus with high school seniors that used the N-word.
Then the air raid sirens went off. Mass protests were held on campus. Students told how sickened they were to TV cameras descending on campus. Oklahoma University President David Boren expelled the evildoers. The frat house was shut down and fumigated.
An investigation of SAE nationally is being conducted. Editorials blazed, though the U.N. Security Council has yet to table a resolution of condemnation.
As the Jack Nicholson character George Hanson said in "Easy Rider,"
"You know, this used to be a helluva good country." It surely was.
Stand up for Indiana!
My comments: The godless, Socialist, Secular Humanists are Ruthless, and Relentless. They will NEVER be content until EVERYONE bows down to the golden calf of their godless RELIGION. The only way Americans can stand up to it is to DEPRIVE them of Public Office, unless, it is even too late for that. Remember it is God Almighty Who will have the last word on this DEBAUCHERY.