The Supreme Court Ruling on Free Speech and Hate Speech: Right or Wrong? (And a Warning from England!) By lofradio Mar 2, 2011 / 11 Comments Tweet https://thelineoffire.org/shows/line_of_fire_03_02_11_hr1.mp3 [Download MP3] Liberty Counsel on the Supreme Court Ruling Ruling Against Christian Foster Care Couple in England
Well it’s looks like its too late for us here in Scotland and the UK as a whole, seems the next step is open persecution, i.e Christian Teachers being sacked Christian Policemen being fired, Christian nurse’s being fired (which has already happened because she prayed for someone and they complained) ect, ect. These people will “INFECT” the community with their intolerant beliefs. Will they take our children form us to protect them ?
It made me so sad to hear that lovely sounding young Christian woman so afraid of being moral in public. I can understand her as i have been in the same position myself and done the same. These young people need all the prayers we can give.
It was possible to uphold a basis of Constitutional freedom without dealing with other implications of case by case defamation, for no one has brought such a lawsuit regarding the actions taken by the religious group to date. I uphold the Supreme Court decision, with relief. No one has prevented other issues directly related as to beraised lawsuits from taking on the verbally offensive particular instances implied and administered defamation assaults on various soldiers being buried.
What was done was inappropriately offered in the Name of Christ. The legal avenue pursued by those offended was barking up the wrong tree. That stinking tree still stands on shallow (supposed hallow) ground and can be approached by other avenues of legal redress.
I know the Lord’s angels are so ready to blow the trumpet. Just like the days of Noah and Lot. Wow!!!!
Come, Lord! Maranatha!
Fred Phelps “god hates fags” movement has done one thing one, tuning people to hate God and him. It’s all about hate, he’s created a circle of hate!
I wonder if the judges would allow the same kind of talk in their courtroom. Would they consider it constitutionally protected?
I believe free speech has a place and that there are places that need to be protected.
Here’s a verse from Hosea:
All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.
So does this mean that anyone can talk this way about any evil doers and be thereby justified, or would they be walking in self righteousness and in the wrong army?
When such human attributes as hating, or loving no more, are ascribed to God, is it some kind of figure of speech? Is it to be understood that way because figures of speech often put the emphasis upon a matter to show the seriousness of a condition or situation, or is it to be taken in a very strict literal sense?
So why are many Christians not standing against the homosexual agenda?
Maybe it’s because there are so few pastors who are actively doing so.
I would think that many a pastor who hears about what happened in England would like to get with other pastors to invite all the political people in their state to talk about what happened in England, tell them that they don’t want to see the same thing happen here, share the gospel with them, and let them know that any politician who stands on good ground can ask for their support as they are doing so, and that anything they need concerning prayers, encouragement, talking with a
co-worker, whatever, they can have if they ask.
But, are they afraid of loosing their tax breaks if they were to get involved with politicians?
I wonder if they have been warned by the higher powers of their denomination or organization of certain things so they will not loose their tax breaks.
I wonder if some of them are afraid of loosing their position, their job, should they be a part of a movement in their local area of going out to reach politicians to ensure that what they have seen in England, doesn’t happen in their state or nation.
I recently looked up Dean Braxton on the internet and read a few short sentences about how Dean saw very few leaders, or ministers in heaven when he was there.
Is mammon the problem, or is it working behind the scenes hindering many a pastor from being all
he would like to be for God?
If so, isn’t it time for delivering judges to plead the cause that is just, and a time for all the church to support any local pastor who is doing what’s right, no matter if his higher powers would try to hinder him or take away his position if he were to get involed in some kind of movement to reach out to politicians?
I looked up Dean Braxton because I never heard of him before. Then I found out that Dean Braxton was a guess on Sid Roth’s show. Apparently Dean Braxton died and went to Heaven. Came back to tell his story.
Well, just yesterday I found this article. Please read it.
It sounded like a story dreamed up by a little boy. But to understand what Colton Burpo said, you have to hear his journey.
It all started on a trip to Colorado. Colton complained of a stomach ache. After a trip to the doctor, his diagnosis was the flu.
Back home in Nebraska, another doctor’s visit, but still no improvement. Then, Colton went downhill fast. It turns out, he was misdiagnosed. The then-three-year-old had a ruptured appendix.
While in surgery, his parents, Todd and Sonya, prayed in separate rooms. They thought they had lost their little boy.
After a difficult recovery, Colton survived, but the things Colton did and said after the surgery were out of the ordinary.
Until a drive past the hospital, four months after surgery, none of it made sense. His dad jokingly asked Colton if he wanted to go back to the hospital.
Todd said, “I’m looking at him in the mirror, and he says that the angels sang to me. I looked and he is just dead serious.”
While in heaven, Colton says he saw many things and met many people, including Pop, his great-grandfather, who died 30 years before Colton was born.
But Colton says he didn’t look like the photo in his house. A picture sent months later by his grandmother was more like the man he met, a young man without glasses.
The most surprising part of Colton’s story was when Colton confessed to his mother that he had more than one sister. But he only has one sister. His parents never told him about the miscarriage.Colton says, “She looked familiar and she started giving me hugs and told me she was glad to have someone from her family up there.”
Over time, the young man’s visions became more real, from his description of Jesus, to his talks with God, even a discussion about Armageddon.
The Burpo family has accepted and embraced their little boy’s unbelievable story. They put the words on pages and prayed for guidance.
Todd says, “I kind of laid my fleece down. I don’t know how to publish a book, but if you really want me to do this, you’re going to have to have the publishing industry find me.”
And somehow that happened. So far, 500,000 books have been printed. Bookstores across the country are trying to get more copies.
They’re on eBook readers, audio tape, and it made the New York Times Bestseller list. And now Colton, now 11, continues to share his testimony of what he says he saw in heaven.
Todd says, “I don’t know why He picked us. God did a remarkable miracle for us.”
Is heaven for real? If you’re a person of faith, you may accept this as a real experience, or you may opt for a more medical or scientific explanation, like an overactive dream state.
As for the Burpo family, they now have renewed faith that you will eventually be reunited with your loved ones, and that heaven is for real
I 100% believe all these stories you hear about folks dying and then they experienced going to Heaven or Hell. The Lord wants folks to know how true and real these places are. There is life after death. There will not be any homosexuals in Heaven.
That testimony from the 11 year old boy sounds about right to me.
I knew a homosexual Christian (now there’s a contradiction of terms) who seemed to think (for this is what she confessed) that God wouldn’t forsake her just because she is a homosexual.
I believe God will reject homosexuals who will not repent of their sins. They will not be included in heaven.
But, I think she was right about God never forsaking her. I believe God was always there for her in order that she would turn from her wicked ways. I do not believe that she was forsaken of God. I still had hope for her. I still do though we haven’t seen each other in many years.
I believe God was still with her giving her whatever she was able to receive of the truth and wanting her to go further. I trust he had for many years troubled her about her miserable condition.
I don’t know if she was still troubled about what she had been doing with her body sexually, or if she had given up and quit confessing her sins.
I wish now I would have talked to her more about this.
If a man was responsible to work on a crew to restore a classic automobile, and his part was to work on a certain part of the car, but he refused to get the right parts, the origional ones he was told he was to install, but substituted something else that was far from what it had when it came from the factory, and on that account it was disqualified from being a participant in the auto show, or was not accepted by the owner, but was rejected, that we should be able to understand.
Or if a car was to run in a race and it did not meet the safety regulations…
These things we should be able to understand.
While we live on this earth there is still time for repentance. Jesus bears with us, but he doesn’t sanction our sins.
Though they bring up their children, yet I will deprive them from being men: yea, woe to them, when I depart from them.
It takes the presence of God for children to grow up to become men. It takes his blessing for that to happen. It takes God fathering boys, whether directly or through godly parents for boys to become men.
I don’t believe God ever left Job, though he said he couldn’t find him.
From Job’s perspective, was it as though God had departed from him?
If our restored idtinety is to bring the rule and reign of heaven to earth in the here and now, what areas in our lives does that affect? What does it look like to actuate the realities of heaven on earth?These passages come to mind:Do EVERYTHING without grumbling or arguing. (Phil. 2:14)ALWAYS [give] thanks to God the Father for EVERYTHING (Eph. 5:20)Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS. (Phil. 4:4)And WHATEVER YOU DO, whether in word or deed, do it ALL in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him (Col. 3:17)[emphasis mine]These verses emphasize Papa’s heart for us to live, having EVERYTHING, ALWAYS, WHATEVER WE DO, aligned with heavenly attitudes and mindsets. And these passages are just barely scratching the surface of heavenly ways! This is not even mentioning:Do not worry (Matt. 6:25)Do not fear (365 different places in the Bible)Proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. (Matt. 10:7-8)Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27)And countless other passages describing life in the kingdom of heaven…I don’t know about you, but striving from my earthly self to actuate these heavenly ways doesn’t really work out much at all! (I’ve just been reading Rom. 7, where Paul makes this point!) The only way this way of living can become a reality is when heaven opens into our lives. When we begin to understand our restored idtinety, heaven begins to flow to earth in our lives, and these heavenly ways of living begin to manifest in our earthly lives in every area!What is now proved was once only imagin’d.—William BlakeThe realities of heaven invading earth in EVERYTHING, WHATEVER WE DO, ALWAYS, used to be something that I only imagined. Jesus is proving to me more and more that He intends those to actually become realities in our lives, and that He empowers it to be so!Recent little example from my life: I used to feel like complaining all the time, and I always tried to be thankful, but would just slip back into complaining, again and again (there goes Rom. 7!). Recently, I realized that if Phil. 2:14 and Eph. 5:20 (see above) are in the Bible, Jesus must intend for us to actually be empowered to do it! So instead of TRYING yet again, I asked Him to give me an attitude of thankfulness. Within the next few days, I began to actually feel like I was going to burst with overwhelming gratitude!Are we to try to take over governments? Businesses? Etc. Prophecies about the Messiah, such as the government being on His shoulders, etc. (Is. 9:6-7), likely led many to believe He would come as a ruler, taking over governments and businesses. However, this was quite contrary to Jesus’ life. He came to touch lives on a personal level. Does this mean that He does not want the kingdom of heaven to invade the areas of government and business as well? Definitely not! He just knows it starts in people’s hearts. Naturally, when the kingdom of heaven transforms the lives of people who work in different areas: governments, businesses, etc., nothing but the furtherance of His kingdom happens!How does that work in our day to day lives?Heaven comes to earth when we receive from our Heavenly Daddy and His life fills us up and spills over into all areas of our lives and interactions with others. Some of the ways that come to mind for us to actively receive more of what He longs to give us are: Basking in His presence Receiving His love Actively thanking Him Singing to Him Reading His Word, and allowing Him to speak to us through it Asking Him to reveal partnerships (known or unknown) that we may have with the enemy Breaking those partnerships (forgiving, renouncing lies, disagreeing with ungodly thoughts, etc.) Receiving Holy Spirit’s replacement of those things Talking to Him, asking Him questions, telling Him how we feel, inviting Him to “hang out” with us in everyday activities, etc. as we would with a face-to-face friend in the room Asking Him for opportunities to share His love with others Taking those opportunitiesIn those times when I have trouble feeling like heaven is coming to earth in and through me, I used to subconsciously think there was nothing I could really do about it. But, thanks to Jesus, I am learning more and more how to ACTIVELY (yet without striving) receive and respond to His love in these ways and let His kingdom come.
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