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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

HERE COMES THE BRIDE!

There is an interesting survey out by Brides.com. In this survey they found that one in three women on their wedding night will not not engage in the normal intimate activity expected on that occasion. One in three women will simply go to sleep, while one in ten will plan just to stay up and talk about the events of the day. Now this might seem like not a big deal, but I do think it is revealing of our culture and its view of marriage and sex. I would guess that the anticipated wedding night consummation of the marriage has waned, due to the fact that couples rarely are waiting to be married before they have sex. And so if you are tired, or just want to talk, it really is not a big deal since there is nothing else "new" to do.

Another fascinating statement comes from the San Diego Union-Tribune;
"Some relationship experts suggest the bride and groom have sex on the morning of the wedding – a way to calm jitters and squeeze in the act when they have plenty of energy".

Which means there are so called experts advising couples to go ahead and have sex on the morning of their wedding to calm their jitters. Do you hear the shift in the tide? We do not want anyone to have jitters, we do not want anyone to be nervous on their wedding day, so we tell them to have sex? Why not be nervous? But ours is a day and age where we cannot tolerate the idea of having to have to deal with any real feelings, so we medicate, numb and recommend even sex as a way to calm those marriage jitters. Nothing new here, just a reminder of how devalued marriage has become and how little respect our society has for the covenant it truly is!

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pastor tom

Friday, May 26, 2006

LAWS, WHAT LAWS?

The House of Representatives and the Senate are now involved in negotiating what bill, dealing with immigration, they will actually pass for the President to sign. It is an interesting process. When the Senate and House pass differing bills for the same issue they go into meetings to negotiate the final bill that will be presented. A good system of checks and balances that keeps the accountability and sensibility on most issues. The easiest way to describe their difference on this issue is that the House passed a bill that simply makes the illegal immigrants illegal, an interesting notion, and also calls for more border security, while the Senate passed a bill with ways for the illegal immigrants to stay in the country and have a road to legalization.

What is interesting to me is that a group of people, the illegal immigrants, have broken the law on such a widespread basis that it has been simply accepted by many. Many, including the President and the Senate have simply come to terms with the fact that they are here illegally and they have won. In my opinion the House of Representatives has it right. Why would we give in and make new legislation to accommodate law breakers? Why not simply enforce the laws that are on the books? It seems to me that the President and the Senate are looking for ways to make it easier for people to break the law while also rewarding those that have already done so. The gold ring for these politicians is to come up with a way to describe their plan without using the word "amnesty". But you can be sure if the Senate or the President's version is adopted or even integrated it is amnesty, and will be another sign that we will likely see the fall of the empire known as the United States of America, in our lifetime!

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pastor tom

Thursday, May 25, 2006

PROM QUEEN?

Finally someone with some courage! Principal Diane Rouse refused to let Kevin Logan, 18, go to his prom. Kevin attends West Side High School in Gary, Ind. and has spent the year coming to class in drag. He is a professed homosexual and outraged that he was not allowed in to the prom. The principal, to her credit stood her ground and did not allow Kevin to come dressed in drag. Now I am sure there will be a lawsuit and the principal will come out on the short end of the stick. I am sure there will be the usual violation of rights mantra given as the foundation of the lawsuit. But the question must be asked, at what point does someone's rights end?

Where do we, or do we ever draw the line with someone's rights? Is it a violation of someone's rights to tell them they cannot steal or rape or murder? Is not that a violation of someone's rights? We have unfortunately elevated the individuals rights above the good of society and culture. Common decency and respect have been thrown out under the guise of "rights". The truth is that Kevin does not have a right to come to the prom dressed in drag. It is a perversion and it is insulting to the rest of the student body and the school. Some would say what is the harm? The harm is the continued erasing of gender differences. The harm is the acceptance of Kevin "as he is", to his detriment. Instead of holding up Kevin as some type of hero or victim, someone should be trying to help this troubled young man. But to do that would be to violate his "rights"!

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pastor tom

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

IMPEACHMENT TIME?

I know I have said before that I am beyond being amazed, well as it turns out I am not. From the wires:

(LifeSiteNews.com) - "In a move that has pro-family groups shaking their heads, the United States has backed the application of homosexual activist groups to acquire special status at the United Nations. A coalition of largely Asian and African countries sought to dismiss the applications for NGO status of two homosexual activist groups which they felt had not yet sufficiently distanced themselves from pedophilia, and were moreover doubtful of the contributions that the groups would make to the UN's work"

The Lesbian and Gay Federation of Germany had applied for special status with the UN. Iran and eight other nations opposed the application because of its connection with pedophiles. Remarkably the United States was voting with Germany in trying to gain special status for this German group. I am sure there are politics involved and other issues at hand, but this is unacceptable. Homosexuals are not a race, they are not a group entitled to special rights. The fact that our country would be in favor of this is shameful.

I would like to know where John Bolton the new "tough" ambassador to the Un stands on this. For that matter where is the President in all of this? The bottom line is that this is his administration and these things are going on on his watch. Frankly if this passes with the consent of this administration I would be in favor of impeachment of President Bush. In 1993 the International Lesbian and Gay Association was granted NGO status by the UN. But many countries were concerned because of its connection with the Man Boy Love Association. Bill Clinton, to his credit, in 1994 signed a bill to withhold 119 million dollars from the UN, authored by Sen. Jesse Helms that stated;

"no UN agency grants any official status, accreditation, or recognition to any organization which promotes, condones, or seeks the legalization of pedophilia, that is, the sexual abuse of children".

NGO means you are recognized by the UN as a non governmental organization. With all the special rights that go along with it. It is like being your own country and having entree to the world stage. So, my amazement today is that I agree with how Iran voted on this issue and I have more respect for what President Bill Clinton did dealing with this then I presently have for President George Bush, although I hold out hope that he will do the right thing.
These are amazing times!

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pastor tom

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

GOOGLE FOR HIRE?

I don't know what it is about Mondays lately but they have been so crazy that I have forgotten to do the blog! Oh well, there is always today, and today we are reminded that the propaganda machine that is the media does not stop with print, television or radio. In fact it now has as a member, internet search engines. Google has shown its true colors lately, consider the following examples;

It has cut off its relationship with news organizations that have been critical of Radical Islam such as;

the New Media Journal
the Jawa Report
MichNews.com

Now before you think that this is Google being careful or even fair minded, consider this;

"Eric Jackson, CEO of World Ahead, said his ads for "Their Lives: The Women Targeted by the Clinton Machine" were rejected by Google"

"Google's political contributions as recorded by the Federal Elections Commission shows a staggering $463,500 went to Democrats in the last three election cycles with a paltry $5,000 going to Republicans."

"In May 2005, Google rejected an attempt by the conservative activist group RightMarch.com to run ads critical of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., while continuing to run attack ads against besieged House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas."

"In addition, the company came under fire for an editorial decision to rank news articles in search results by "quality," giving preferential placement to large and predominately liberal media outlets such as CNN and the BBC over conservative news sources, even if they are more recent or pertinent"

The scary thing is according to the April Nielsen/NetRatings report, 49 percent of all searches conducted in the U.S. in March 2006 were carried out on Google. Which means Google, with all of its liberal left, communist, Radical Islam, sympathetic leanings, is a tremendous weapon for all of the above groups. So the next time you need a search engine consider just whose engine it is that you are riding!

blog you later,
pastor tom

Friday, May 19, 2006

THE DAY OF DA VINCI!

We are finally here at the day everyone worldwide has anticipated for months. It is the day of the opening of the Da Vinci Code movie. Throughout the world there is excitement, anger, embracing and protests. Some cannot wait to see the movie while others are boycotting it. The box office is expected to be huge, while there are countries that have officially banned it. It really is an amazing thing to watch. I cannot remember in my lifetime such a widespread reaction, both positive and negative to a movie. So the question becomes what is it that we are to do with this? As believers what is our role here? We believe that God is sovereign and in His sovereignty He has allowed this movie at this time in history. We also know that His Word tells us that His ways are not our ways. So what is our place in all of this?

I believe as His ambassadors we are to be ready to give an answer to this movie. By that I mean there are some fundamental doctrines that come under attack in both the movie and the book. Things we should be able to deal with intelligently. First, the idea of Jesus not being God. This should be easy for believers to deal with as one thing that Jesus made absolutely clear was that He was God in flesh. Second, the idea that the Bible is some writings made up by man. We should be able to demonstrate how it is that the Word of God came to us and the miracle of the Bible we have today. Third, the idea that the Council of Nicea was where Constantine came up with some of these ideas, to protect the church. We should be able to discuss the Council of Nicea with others, as we owe a debt to that council. These would be the three things we should be ready to speak about. As far as Jesus marrying Mary Magdalene and having a bloodline, that and other things are so absurd, they do not need addressing.

What I am not going to do in this blog is give you the answers that you need to have for these areas. I believe it would be glorifying to God and good for your souls for you to do the research. Do the work. Go to the Word, search the documents of the Council of Nicea. There might not be a more rewarding exercise for you to undertake, and that alone would demonstrate how He brings glory to Himself through all things, even awful, distorted, factually ignorant things like the Da Vinci Code!

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pastor tom

Thursday, May 18, 2006

GOD TOLD PAT?

Well he has done it again. Pat Robertson, once more, has achieved the result of making Christians look like fools. It was not bad enough he called for the assassination publicly of the leader of Venezuela, it was not bad enough that he called Ariel Sharon's illness Gods judgment for how he was handling land negotiations, now Pat is out there saying that God has told him that there could be some storms and even a tsunami to hit our country. From the wires;

"The founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network has told viewers of "The 700 Club" that the revelations came to him during his annual personal prayer retreat in January.
"If I heard the Lord right about 2006, the coasts of America will be lashed by storms," Robertson said May 8.
He added specifics in Wednesday's show.
"There well may be something as bad as a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest," he said"

First, you can be sure that there will be some storms, as there are every year. Second, I love it when these guys use words like "if" and "there well may be", as a part of their "prophetic word from the Lord"! All this does is once again give believers in Christ a bad name, while also continuing to expose Pat Robertson as the publicity addicted person he truly is. Way to go Pat!

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pastor tom

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

SURVEY SAYS?

Four hundred out of nine hundred and thirty students were given a survey in a Wisconsin High School on the day before the National Day of Silence, a pro homosexual event held each year in the public schools. Two teachers approved the survey with the following question;

"If you have never slept with someone of your same gender, then how do you know you wouldn't prefer it?"

Obviously some parents were up in arms over this being administered to their children. It is another blatant attack on the children of our society. A sociological attempt to persuade and convince young people to consider and embrace the homosexual lifestyle. The problem is that the damage is already done for these students. Out of four hundred who took the survey you can be sure that some are now questioning and even considering the homosexual experience as a viable option for them.

I hate to bang the same drum over and over but this is a war where the attack is relentless and coming from all fronts. The children sent off to public schools each day are the prize for the diabolical homosexual activists. They are preying on them and using our tax dollars to accomplish their goals. How long will people sit idly by and watch this happen? At what point will parents in large numbers take over and demand that this assault on their children cease? These are questions on which the future of society as we know it rests!

blog you later,
pastor tom

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

CNN, PRAVDA, AL-JEZEERA, TAKE YOUR PICK!

So I am gone a week and the first day in the office I forget to do a blog! Well I did not forget, I had intentions to get it done, until about 10:30 pm and that was it I called it a day. But we are back at it today with an example of how biased media can truly be. CNN, that bastion of the left, last night while Jeff Greenfield was speaking, cut to a shot of the President as he prepared for his speech. It was a shot that showed the President reading his speech , looking at the camera and then back at his notes. What is the big deal you ask? First, this was pool coverage that was inadvertently made available to the networks, you do not normally have shot of a President in preparation for a speech. Second, no other network took the opportunity to show this live feed, as they rightly understood the unfairness of a shot like that, as well as the chance of embarrassing a President of the United States.

CNN, on the other hand, made no such decision. As usual their ideology drove their on air decisions. I am sure they were salivating at the opportunity to show the President in a situation that could possibly bring ridicule and embarrassment to him Fortunately that did not happen and once again the world saw how transparent CNN is. What this should remind us of, is the necessity to think for ourselves and not trust everything we read or see. CNN simply made another reprehensible decision designed to promote the propaganda machine that is their network. The only thing missing was Dan Rather at the controls. Actually Dan is looking for work, come to think of it, it would be a perfect fit!

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pastor tom

Friday, May 12, 2006

GOODBYE MITT!

This Saturday in Boston there will be an event known as "Youth Pride". It is billed as the "oldest and largest event for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer youth and their allies in the nation." It is simply an event to promote to young people ,homosexuality, cross-dressing and other perversions. One of the speakers reportedly will be a teenage boy dressed as a woman, who calls himself "Foxy Cleopatra". This event probably does not come as a surprise to those of you familiar with Massachusetts, but what might surprise you is the group that is holding the event. The Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth are the ones putting on the rally. That would be Governor Mitt Romney's stationary that the event was advertised on.

Now this is an interesting turn of events for Governor Romney, who aspires to the Oval Office. If ever there was a great opportunity to make political ground, here it was, and of course it was missed. Romney should have made some statement on his disapproval of the event. He should have made it known that this was not an event he was in favor of, but that was not what he did, in fact to this point he has done nothing but go along with it. If he thinks this will not come back to bite him in the primaries, he is delusional. He already has an uphill battle in the fly over states with his Mormonism, and now he can be painted as pro homosexual.

It makes you wonder what in the world these people are thinking as they prepare to run for office. Wouldn't it be nice for a candidate to simply stick to his convictions regardless of what the polls, pundits and "experts" say? I have to believe as a Mormon that Romney is solidly against the homosexual lifestyle. But in the name of politics, dumb ones at that, he goes against his convictions, betraying his faith, his followers, and more importantly himself. All this proves is that he should not be taken seriously as a presidential candidate, and he won't!

blog you later,
pastor tom

Thursday, May 11, 2006

THE CONSERVATIVE DNC?

It does not get any better than this if you enjoy politics. Howard Dean in an interview on the 700 club did his absolute best to portray the Democratic Party as a party that Evangelicals would be comfortable with. Dean is the chair of the DNC and unashamedly prostituted himself in the interview. He was so transparent that even the Gay and Lesbian activists came after him. Matt Foreman, the Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force called for Dean to stop "pandering" and begin to represent the true views of his party. What upset them so much was Dean proclaiming that the platform for his party in 2004 affirmed marriage as between one man and one woman. Foreman said his group was going to return the $5000 contribution they had recently received from the DNC.

You can get used to this type of "pandering" from the Democratic party and their candidates. They will do their very best to run to the right on issues so they will have a better opportunity to get elected. All you have to do is listen to Hillary Clinton these days, you would think she was a conservative republican. Isn't it interesting that they know they need to appear more conservative and traditional in order to be elected, but once elected they feel no need to govern in a way that represents their voters. It is the height of hypocrisy and something we need to be aware of as we make decisions at the polls the next few years. As far as Howard Dean goes, if you like politics, it does not get any better than watching him and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force doing battle, eeeeeeeeeehaaaaaahhh!!

blog you later,
pastor tom

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

SCHOOL DAYS, SCHOOL DAYS!

This from Florida;
"Prosecutors say an assistant principal at DeLand High School tried to get a student to videotape herself having sex. The state attorney said Tyrone Tinsley also asked two girls to have sex with each other."

It seems that when students were sent to the Assistant Principal for discipline issues they got more than they bargained for. This is just another in a long list of incredible heinous acts in the public school systems of America. We are growing accustomed to hearing of teachers who have taken advantage of those entrusted to their care, and now we are seeing the abuse does not stop at the classroom door. Can you imagine the pressure and effect that an event like this would have on a student? A man in an incredible position of authority and responsibility taking advantage of young people who look up to and probably even feared to some degree.

It seems to me it is high time for someone in the government to begin to look into what is going on in the public schools of our country. It is time to institute some real penalties for these acts, for both male and female perpetrators. As a parent it has to be a tough thing to send your child off to public school each day. By now you should understand that no one is to be trusted and anyone in that school from a teacher to a principal could be a possible sexual deviant who will possibly prey on your child! Sure makes homeschooling look good!

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pastor tom

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

PRO CHOICE ON DISPLAY!

It does not get more incredible than this story out of Virginia. Tammy Skinner on the day that she was to give birth, shot herself in the stomach, killing her baby. Obviously she was arrested, her punishment? 30 days in jail and a fine of $750 - $1500! She was only convicted of the misdemeanor of filing a false police report. What about murdering her baby you ask? Well there is no punishment for that. If an assailant had come and shot her in the stomach and the baby had died there would be a charge of murder of the child, but those laws do not cover the mother. In other words, under the law she was free to shoot herself in the stomach killing a 9 month old baby on the day she was to give birth!

As outrageous as this seems, is it truly any different than what happens every day, over and over again in our country? All this woman did was perform an abortion. Sure her methods were different, but the result was the same, a dead baby. She just exercised her right of choice. In our outrage over the method, I think it important to ask ourselves why we are not this outraged all the time over abortion. All this woman did was give us a graphic picture of what pro-choice really is and what it really looks like. Who knows, maybe she will be hired by planned parenthood as one of their spokesman!

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pastor tom

Monday, May 08, 2006

LIVE FROM PITTSBURGH!

This week I will be blogging from Pittsburgh Pa. I am a fill in host for Word Fm's afternoon talk show which will run from 3-6pm each day. I will also be on the air on my regular afternoon show from 2-3 on WVNE Worcester. So if you do the math I am talking each day for four hours! That is a lot of hot air, but as many of you know, that is a task I am up to. While sitting here in Pittsburgh, it occurs to me that Barry Bonds started his career in this city. This is the man who with his next home run will tie Babe Ruth for second place on the all time home run list. This normally would a feat to be celebrated, but as the world knows, Barry cheated! That is right , he cheated with the use of illegal steroids.

The question to consider is how does this taint, or does this taint the record, and if it does what should be done about it? Should the commissioner of baseball, Bud Selig, make a statement, require an asterisk next the achievement, or even ignore it all together? These are hard questions I am sure, but not so with ESPN. This sports network not only shows every at bat from Bonds these days, they also paid him somewhere around four million dollars to star in his own reality show. A sad comment on our day and age that a man with such a history of cheating, and that is not limited to his baseball life, is given such a platform, and an incredible amount of money. The sadder comment will be the number of people who will watch this show, and give credibility to anything Bonds has accomplished on the field!

blog you later,
pastor tom

Friday, May 05, 2006

JUST LIKE HIS DADDY!

Here is nothing new, a Kennedy getting preferential treatment in the middle of the night. Congressman Patrick Kennedy the son of Sen Ted Kennedy, you remember Ted, he is the one who was responsible for the death of that young girl years ago. If you recall, he left her to drown and went on home, and received no punishment, while her parents were left to grieve forever. Ted Kennedy has not let that slow him down through the years though, as there is a list of alcohol related stories concerning his behavior. Well it seems his son is following in his footsteps. The other night Patrick Kennedy was seen driving erratically around the Capitol building in the middle of the night. He was disoriented and believed he had to get to the Capitol to place a vote at 2:30 in the morning! He claims it was an adverse reaction to stomach medicine he had been prescribed. Sure!

Here is the shame of it all, the Capitol police did not administer a breathalyzer. They simply parked his car and drove him home, at the orders of an officer of higher rank than the ones on the scene. Here is a quote you will find interesting;

"Louis P. Cannon, president of the Washington chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, who was not on the scene, said the congressman had appeared intoxicated when he crashed his Ford Mustang into a barrier on Capitol Hill.

"The officers on the scene, it is my understanding, smelled alcohol. And based on his demeanor and their experience, believed him to be intoxicated," Cannon told CBS News.

Cannon also says officers at the scene were instructed by an official "above the rank of patrolman" to take Kennedy home."

I guess it will take someone else being killed due to the privilege given the Kennedy's for people to wake up to the reality that is their lifestyle and how it preys on the public they claim to serve. One thing we know for sure is that all of us will stand in front of a Holy and Righteous God for judgment, and there will be no buying your way out, nor will your families connection do you any good. The only way to pass this judgment is through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, a truth we pray all the Kennedy's would come to know in their hearts!

blog you later,
pastor tom

Thursday, May 04, 2006

A TALE OF TWO COURTROOMS!

An interesting couple of events happened yesterday. A federal Judge, ruling on a 15 year old ACLU case ordered the city of San Diego to remove a mountain-top cross within 90 days or face a fine of $5,000 a day. The 29-foot cross has stood on Mount Soledad as the center of a war memorial on city land since 1954. The first cross on the site was built in 1913. Back in 1989 Phillip Paulsen filed a suit desiring to get the cross taken down. While the court at the time ruled in his favor it was clear no one wanted the cross to come down, particularly the citizens. In 1998, the city sold the property to the Mt. Soledad War Memorial Association, which again was challenged in court. The sale originally was upheld but later ruled unconstitutional by the full panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which is no surprise coming from the most liberal court in the land.

While the federal courts were calling for a cross at a war memorial to be removed, a convicted terrorist in the 911 attacks was spared from the death penalty and given only life in prison. While a federal judge in another part of the country was calling for a cross from a war memorial to come down, a terrorist was given a final platform to speak and declare his joy in the deaths of Americans. How could this be you ask? It is simply the result and consequence of a culture that bows down to the secular trinity of political correctness, tolerance and unity. As the old saying goes, "if you stand for nothing you will fall for anything", and sadly this is the progression our country is on. It will not be long before you will have to make the choice to either be a good American or a good Christian, I pray when the time comes we all will make the right choice, regardless of the consequence!

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pastor tom

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

PRESIDENT CLINTON? PRESIDENT CROUSE? THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY!

It's over! The Commander in Chief is gone! That's right ABC has pulled the struggling television show that puts forth the first woman president, played by Geena Davis. I have never seen the show, which means absolutely nothing, as there are many shows I have never seen, but the fact that the show did not make it is an interesting development. When the show was first announced it was with great fanfare and expectation. What was most fascinating was the drumbeat from the left that this show would be a hit and prove that America is ready for a woman president, particularly Hillary Clinton. My question now is does the canceling of this series mean that America is not ready for an woman president, particularly Hillary Clinton? And will those pundits from the left who saw this series as the first step to the countries acceptance of Hillary, now posture that we are not ready for Hillary?

You know the answer to that question as well as I do, you will hear nothing from anyone who saw the series as a plus for Hillary's campaign. But the bigger question is will we have a President Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2008? Many, in fact most "experts" say that she will win the democratic nomination but will not be able to carry the fly over states of middle America. Everything in me wants to believe that, and for the most part does, except for this one huge issue, who is going to be the republican nominee? While what the pundits say makes a lot of sense, you have to factor in who her opponent will be, and that is where it gets a little frightening. Because the reality is that if the republicans do not run someone at her with high name recognition and positive public persona, then we might be looking at another President Clinton. The other problem with the republican situation, is that those who currently fit the bill, Mccain, and Guliani, are not your true conservative republicans, which means they could have the opposite problem of not being able to win the nomination, though they would be the most likely to defeat Clinton.

Interesting times for people like me who enjoy and get geeked up over politics. I might have to take matters into my own hand and run myself. Maybe in eight years, I thought of waiting sixteen but I do not believe the country can wait. Here again is my platform. If elected I would do four things immediately;

1. Order a wall built around the borders that are being infiltrated by illegal immigrants, north and south.

2. Order drilling on our own land for oil.

3. Order the process for declaring a national definition of marriage to be only between one man and one woman.

4. Make Swiss Cake Rolls the national food!

My favorite on my platform is number 4!

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pastor tom

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

BEWARE OF RONALD MCDONALD?

Yesterdays blog had Burger King and today McDonald's, we are on a fast food roll.(pun intended!) But the news is not good or funny in fact it is alarming. It has been reported by News Channel 5 in Nashville Tennessee that McDonald's restaurants are hiring registered sex offenders! This from their report;

"our investigation discovered -- all across the country -- sex offender after sex offender after sex offender working under the golden arches."

In the report they shockingly uncover one after another of the franchised stores that had hired sex offenders, and some knowingly. McDonald's has a policy of not hiring sex offenders in the 8,000 stores they own directly, but their are over 18,000 other stores that are franchised, which means they have no control over who is hired, as the store is privately owned. Consider the following;

A Colorado McDonald's hired child molester Martin Vasquez. There, in 1989, Vasquez molested a 3-year-old boy after pulling him into a restroom.

Sex offender Jason Drake went to work at a Texas McDonald's, where in 2001 he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old female co-worker.

And an Indiana McDonald's hired Andrew Morris, an ex-con who had sexually assaulted a teen girl. In 2003, he threatened to kill and assaulted a 16-year-old female co-worker.

If you think about it makes sense from the pedophiles point of view. What they want is access to children in any way possible and what better place than McDonald's? Ronald McDonald it the second best known character to children, second only to Santa Claus. So take heed moms and dads and do not believe for a minute that because you dropped your kids off at McDonald's for a birthday party that they are in any way safe!

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pastor tom

Monday, May 01, 2006

NO WHOPPER FOR YOU!

Well, it is here, the day of boycott by all in favor of the illegal immigrants. Today is a day of marches and boycotts with the intent of letting everyone know how important the illegal immigrant is to our country. Today is the day the rest of us are supposed to learn our lesson and stop trying to get people to follow the law. Maybe others will follow suit, consider the possibility if all other law breakers decided to hold a one day boycott. There could be a march with pedophiles holding signs declaring how much they are needed in our economy. Or a parade of men who are wife beaters, declaring their importance to our country. The possibilities are endless, and highlight the absurdness of it all.

But there is a telling protest happening in Mexico. People all over the country are boycotting American products to declare their outrage at our wanting to have a nation that follows the law. So this morning at the Mexico City Burger King there was just one customer in the first ninety minutes the business was open. A powerful sign to the American companies and politicians that these people are serious and should be taken as such. A gauntlet lain down that makes it clear that we should listen to those in Mexico and not be so quick to put up a wall or be so callous to want to enforce our laws. There is only one problem with their protest of the Burger King in Mexico City, it is owned by a Mexican! That is correct, in all of their wisdom they are actually boycotting themselves, showing us all the foolishness of their position.

blog you later,
pastor tom