As New Jersey became the 14th state in the Union to license gay marriage, I am left wondering why and what is next. Will this judicial activism have any impact on churches? Some may think I am over reacting, but I fear that the church is 15-25 years away from being forced to perform same sex marriage or risk losing tax exemption for discrimination. A Pastor threating to close his church doors before doing so, is no threat at all.
If a church wants to continue to practice the Biblical definition of marriage, it needs to protect itself. I see a potential for litigation to force a church to marry same sex couples, as is already happening in England. Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, The gay plaintiff in the legal challenge in England said “The only way forward for us now is to make a challenge in the courts against the church.” It is a matter of time before American churches are also legally challenged.
The Examiner, though, has turned up video (via Newsbusters) of Bashir himself using slavery in an analogy. In June 2011, introducing a story on Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum signing “a pledge on upholding traditional marriage,” Bashir teased, “Did two Republican hopefuls really sign a pledge suggesting a return to the days of slavery?”
Time perhaps for Bashir to worry less about Sarah Palin’s mouth and more about what comes out of his own.
MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on Friday closed his show with likely the most disgraceful rant against former Alaska governor Sarah Palin you’ve ever heard.
Besides calling her “America’s resident dunce” and claiming she has a “deceased mind,” Bashir suggested that someone should defecate in her mouth and urinate in her eyes (video follows with transcript and commentary, vulgarity warning):
President Obama tends to focus on frivolous issues all the time, bit when it comes to the serious Iran situation he dropped the ball. Sarah Steelman said Obama loosened sanctions on Iran in exchange for something. The question is what was it? Steelman contends maybe, it was a commitment to slow down Uranium production. The sanctions were the best leverage the United States had to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Steelman said it's preposterous and dangerous to lift them.
If anyone can be expected to have no love for the liberal, legacy media, it’s former Alaska Governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The character assassination, insults and slander leveled at her during the 2008 campaign were textbook examples of “the politics of personal destruction.”
So a new book from Palin – even one about Christmas – should have some sharp barbs for the newsroom partisans of New York and D.C. Palin does not disappoint.
On MSNBC's PoliticsNation show, host Al Sharpton criticized Sarah Palin for rhetorically comparing being in debt to another country to "slavery," as he and his panel suggested that it sounds "racist."
But last year, Sharpton was far more tolerant of Vice President Joe Biden telling black audience members that Mitt Romney would put them "back in chains" as he complained about Romney wanting to "unchain Wall Street."
Sharpton and syndicated columnist Cynthia Tucker also incorrectly claimed that the national debt has been reduced when it is merely the amount of borrowing per year that has started decreasing.
Sharpton griped as he began the show:
By Kevin Scholla
They came from New York, New Jersey, and all over the Keystone State. Some traveled even farther. Young and old converged on Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Tuesday night to meet Governor Sarah Palin and get her signature on her just off the presses book.
(Ronnie DelBacco of Easton, PA)
First book signed on Good Tidings And Great Joy book tour, Barnes & Noble Bethlehem, PA.
On Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer declared that President Obama "apologized" for ObamaCare failures, "not only the issues with the website, but broken promises as well." Turning to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Lauer hoped Obama's vague statement of regret was the end of the story: "Did he say what he had to say?"
Palin shot down Lauer's assertion that the President had taken responsibility for the disastrous health care rollout: "What apology? What apology? He kind of acknowledged a bit that there is a broken website. The broken website is the least of America's worries. This broken website, I think, is symbolic of a broken administration – takeover of 1/6 of our economy and this socialized medicine that's being crammed down our throat, that's what's broken."
Parnelli Jones is on The Palin Radio Update with Kevin Scholla! The racing legend talks about his storied career and his relationship with the Palin family. Sarah Palin speaks at Reverend Billy Graham's 95th birthday party and the "Good Tidings and Great Joy" book tour begins this week. Plus, the Palins head to Iowa for the Faith & Freedom Coalition dinner and along the way meet some very special puppies. Also, a SarahNET Radio thank you to our veterans, a brand new Commonwealth Commonsense with Susan Stimpson, and the latest segment of Steel Resolve, our weekly commentary with Sarah Steelman.
While NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd did question President Obama on the failed ObamaCare rollout during an exclusive interview on Tuesday, the network political director tried to downplay the notion that the commander-in-chief actively lied in promoting the health care law: "'If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.' You said it a lot during the run-up. At this point, though, it's obviously something – a promise that has not been able to be kept....What happened?"
In his next question, Todd came close to accusing Obama of deception, but quickly equivocated: "Do you feel like you owe these folks an apology for misleading them? Even if you didn't intentionally do it, but at this point, they feel misled. And you've seen the anger that's out there."
Susan Stimpson: Democrats continue the strategy that works for them; Alinsky Tactics