Steve Green, Hobby Lobby's President said: “We won’t pay for any abortive products. We believe life begins at conception.” Hobby Lobby stores and facilities are open for business every day with the exception of Sunday to allow employees to have more time to spend for worship, rest, and family.
U.S. Supreme Court Decision
On June 30, 2014, the U.S. supreme court ruled 5-4 that Hobby Lobby and other "closely held" stock corporations can choose to be exempt from the law based on religious preferences, based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act but not on the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. More here
Christian Values Hated by the Wicked
Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby lead in new 'Faith Equality Index ...
Nov 02, 2015, Washington Times · Neither Chick-fil-A or Hobby Lobby had an immediate comment about their rankings in the new index on Monday. But both are well known for standing up for religious freedom and Christian values. Chick-fil-A has long supported traditional marriage, and is expanding despite boycotts by supporters of gay marriage.
Hobby Lobby Ally Invokes the ‘Chick-fil-A’ Defense
Hobby Lobby Ally Invokes the ‘Chick-fil-A’ Defense The 5-4 Supreme Court decision Monday was applauded by a wide swath of conservative politicians and groups.
The Shocking Rumors About Chick-fil-A are True, America
April 17, 2018, Todd Starnes -- In recent days, The New Yorker has made some downright scurrilous accusations about the restaurant, Chick-Fil-A. The magazine warned that the beloved fast food restaurant that specializes in chicken was waging a “guerrilla insurgency” upon Gotham’s [New York] citizenry – plotting to evangelize the city by luring the masses with chicken sandwiches.
The writer Dan Piepenbring lamented, “The brand’s arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism. Its headquarters, in Atlanta, are adorned with Bible verses and a statue of Jesus washing a disciple’s feet. Its stores close on Sundays. The restaurant’s corporate purpose still begins with the words ‘to glorify God,’ and that proselytism thrums below the surface of the Fulton Street restaurant, which has the ersatz homespun ambiance of a megachurch. If the restaurant is a megachurch, the Cows are its ultimate evangelists. It’s politics, its décor, and its commercial-evangelical messaging are infected with this suburban piety." [See essay titled, “Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City.” ]
Well, America – the time has come for you to know the truth. The New Yorker caught us red-handed. The jig is up. The truth is - that months ago a covert team of specially trained Southern Christians crossed the Mason-Dixon Line along with a herd of grammatically-challenged bovines [cows]. Our mission was to convert the Yankee heathens with gracious Southern hospitality and delicious chicken sandwiches. Well, praise the Lord and drink some sweet tea! More here
Son of Samuel Truett Cathy, Dan Cathy, Chick Fil A Chief Operating Officer Statements:
On 6/16/12 Daniel T. Cathy said about Supreme Court Ruling on same sex marriage :
"I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, "We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage". I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about."
On July 2, 2012 Biblical Recorder published an interview with Dan Cathy, who was asked about opposition to his company's "support of the traditional family."
"Well, guilty as charged. We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. ... We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that. We intend to stay the course. We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."
Defenders of Chick-fil-A point out that the company donates thousands of pounds of food to New York Common Pantry, and that its expansion creates jobs. [The bigoted article from the New Yorker is here]
Wildfire 'Season' 2018 Begins - Causes Unreported
Syria: Trump tweets 'Mission Accomplished' after Western forces
4-14-18, Today ahead of chemical weapons team inspection, the US, British and French forces in sending missiles and bombs at Syria hit more targets and used more firepower than the US did in a similar military strike last year. Apparently it was a restrained operation calculated to avoid provoking Syria’s patrons in Russia and Iran into retaliating. More here from New York Times
Russia says no evidence of gas attack in Douma, Syria
Yevtushenko said the Russian ... a chemical attack by the Syrian ... actions to avoid further military escalation in Syria. ...
Russia says Goal of Syria strikes was to prevent chemical watchdog's fact ...
4-14-18, RT.com -- The airstrikes were conducted hours before inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were to start their fact-finding mission at the site. “There’s every reason to believe that the purpose of the attack on Syria was to obstruct the work of the OPCW inspectors,” the statement read.
Moscow pointed out that the Western allies ignored evidence provided by Syria and Russia that the alleged chemical attack was actually staged in a “cynical” manner.
God has mercy on whom He wants to have mercy, and He hardens whom He wants to harden (Romans 9:18). From a human perspective, it seems wrong for God to harden a person and then punish the person He has hardened.
However, Biblically speaking, we have all sinned against God (Romans 3:23) and the just penalty for that sin is death (Romans 6:23).
Therefore, God’s hardening and punishing a person is not unjust; it is actually merciful in comparison to what the person deserves. Romans 9:17-18 declares:
“For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: ‘I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display My power in you and that My name might be proclaimed in all the earth.’
Islam’s ‘Abrahamic’ Dilemma
God said to Abraham:
"Thy wife, Sarah shall her name be. I will bless her and give thee a son of her: yea, I will bless her she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her." Abraham said, "Shall a child be born to me who is an hundred years old and Sarah is ninety years old? O that Ishmael might live before Thee!" God said, "Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant and with his seed after him. vs 21 My covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year."
4-11-18, * -- Let’s say you have a grandfather whom you are particularly fond of, and out of the blue, a stranger says: “Hey, that’s my grandpa! Everything you thought you knew about grandpa is wrong!” Would that endear this stranger to you? That’s the question everyone who believes in the view of “three Abrahamic Faiths” needs to answer; the view:
“As Abraham is an important figure in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (especially the former and latter), all three religions share a commonality that should bridge gaps and foster growth between them.”
- How is one people’s appropriation of another peoples heritage supposed to help the two peoples get along?
- Why don’t those who ascribe to the “three Abrahamic Faiths” theory ever mention, or bother to learn, that Islam does not treat biblical characters the way Christianity does? Christians accept the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, as it is. They do not add, take away, or distort the accounts of the patriarchs that Jews also rely on. Conversely, Islam completely recasts them to fit its own agenda.
In the Muslim account, however, not only does Abraham leave his country on God’s promise that he will make him “a great nation” (Genesis 12:2), but he exemplifies the hate Muslims are obligated to have for non-Muslims: Koran 60:4  “There is certainly a good exemplar for you in Abraham and those who were with him, when they said to their own people, ‘Indeed we repudiate you and whatever you worship besides Allah. We disavow you, and between you and us there has appeared enmity and hate forever, unless you come to have faith in Allah alone,’” This passage is the cornerstone verse that all “radical” Muslims—from al-Qaeda to the Islamic State—cite as proof that all Muslims must be hostile to the infidel [aka non Muslim].
Islam’s view of their inheritance because of Abraham has led to other, more concrete problems, of the sort one can expect when a stranger appears and says that the home you live in was actually bequeathed to him by your “shared” forefather. Although the Jews claimed the Holy Land as their birthright for at least a millennium before Islam was born by Mohammad in about 600AD, now Jerusalem has become special to Muslims although it appears nowhere in their book.
It stands where IT ought not!
*Excerpted and adapted full original message from Raymond Ibrahim here: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/269829/islams-abrahamic-dilemma-raymond-ibrahim
 Koran 60:4 http://al-quran.info/#60:4
Men Competing In Women's Sports
In the latest example of this madness, the Boston Marathon (among other marathons) announced that men 'who identify as women' can compete with the women. Since everyone runs together, it would simply mean that their times would be compared with the times of the female runners. And since both the male winner and the female winner receive the same prize money ($150,000 in Boston), if a man who identifies as a woman beats the other ladies, he wins! These men are not biological women, and it is not fair for a biological male to compete against a biological female; period.
A 2014 report from the University of Helsinki indicated that, "Identifying genetic associations with X chromosomal genes can be particularly valuable in helping researchers to understand why some characteristics, such as height, strength, etc differ between sexes.
Because women have two copies of this chromosome
and men only one.
China Bans the Bible
4-8-18, Christian Post -- Ever since Chinese President Xi Jinping came into power the government has increasingly sought to crack down on Christianity. According to the Independent China's ruling Communist Party only recognizes Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Protestantism and Catholicism [apparently not considered "Christian"]. Atheist China is putting the clamps on the distribution of the Holy Bible, by having the biggest online retailers remove the holy book from their websites. Also Christian bookstores have been warned that "foreign" Christian books published from outside China should no longer be sold.
The laity would be able to discern the truth from God's Word for themselves. The truth was at odds with Catholic teaching. Dissent flourished with the availability of the Bible, and so persecution of people called 'heretics' increased. It was an attempt by the RC church to maintain control and assert her presumed authority; this history is well documented.
Fear the Right Fear
“Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.”
4-10-18, Henry Morris, PhD -- The people of Judah were terrified by the imminent prospect of invasion by the cruel Assyrian hordes who had been further strengthened by a confederacy with Judah’s own brethren in the 10-tribe kingdom of Israel. It is indeed cause for concern when compromising Christians join ranks with ungodly pagans in opposing those who defend the true Word of God, for such a combination seems almost too strong to resist. A modern example is the current collaboration between the secular evolutionists and those Christian evolutionists and “progressive creationists” who oppose Christians who stand for the literal truth of the biblical record of creation and Earth history.
This is cause only for concern, however, not for fear! Just as in Isaiah’s day, we must fear God—not men. In the coming judgment it will be far easier to explain to God why we had too much faith in His Word than too little!
These verses are referred to by the apostle Peter in a well-known New Testament passage: “Be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:14-15).
Therefore, when unbelievers and compromising believers join forces against those who fully believe the Bible, the proper response is not panic, or submission, or even belligerent opposition, but an implicit confidence in God and His Word, accompanied by a gracious “answer” (literally “apologetic”) in defense of the truth, given in a meek spirit and in fear only of God. Source
Current Event in Washington DC: Cory Booker Attacks Mike Pompeo
... yet Mike is gentle and courteous in his answer see video here
- sad, John 14:1
- have sinned, Psalm 51:1
- facing danger, Psalm 91:1
- faith needs stimulation, Hebrews 11:1
- alone and sad, Psalm 23:1
The Lord Jesus said to:
"PRAY & WATCH"
Mark 13:33, 37
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12
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