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2020 Firestorm Ministry Conference – The Emergence of My Prophets

It’s Conference Time

Firestorm Ministries, International

July 30, 31 & August 1

Victory Christian Center

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

 

Training, Activating & Equipping YOU

 

 

2020 – The Emergence of My Prophets

The Year (Decade) of Pey – The Mouth

 

This is the beginning of the decade
For the emergence of My Prophets
And they shall bring My Words Forth
Today I say, Expand your tent pegs

For many of you have decided
Who you are and what you can do
You have settled into a place lower
Than I created for you
Again I say, Expand your tent pegs
For I AM the God of MORE

For as you come up seeking MORE of Me
I will pour out MORE of Myself
And you will RISE up into the heights and soar
And you will exceed all you ever thought
You could be with ME
I AM the God who sets people free
From the limitations of the World

I AM the one who calls you to come up to Me
And walk into the supernatural realm
Where you were born to rule & reign
The supernatural awaits those who come to Me
And claim their destiny
Not that which the world determines
But the destiny and purpose I Created you for

Come to Me, you who are ladened
And carry a heavy yoke
For I AM the One who breaks the yokes
And I will set you free
From generational assignments
And limitations set upon you
By the Prince of the present World

 

 

Drink and partake of Me
And open your eyes to see and hear
The Words of Power and Life
I am speaking into the air
Receive of Me through the Rhema
And My written Word

 

For I am releasing the ability for you to RISE up
To greater heights than ever before
Into a decade
Where kingdoms shall collide in the heavens
And in the earth
Have No Fear
I shall give you the keys to the Victories

 

I AM the One who is Omnipotent
I AM the One who is Omnipresent
I AM the One who is Omniscient
Is anything too hard for Me?

Is anything too hard for those who are
With ME and IN ME?
I think NOT!

Again, stretch your tent pegs and receive MORE from Me
Do not look back at who you were
Remember Nothing is impossible with Me
Know who you are today in Me
Trust Me

 

My Name is Yahweh

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PRAYING REGARDING H.R. 5 BILL

Hello Firestorm:

I am praying for Americans to rise up against the H.R.5 Bill. Do you know what is really in this bill? Please checkout the information below. This is the most important time of our lives to be an American and a Christian.

Find your Congressional Leaders and send them a message. Congress is the legislative arm of our government and its job is to make laws to protect us and be fair to all American’s and was not founded to make anyone cater to un-natural sexual preferences in our homes, businesses, schools, jobs, and houses of worship.

Congress is made up of two houses: the Senate (upper) and the House of Representatives (lower). Each state has two senators in the Senate. The number of Representatives a state has is determined by its population. So, Google and get your congressional leaders e-mail addresses and phone numbers. Tell them NO for H.R.5. Don’t let this pass you by without standing for your rights of freedom of choice in America.

Below is information from the Heritage House on just what is in this bill and you can also go to the Family Research Council Site and get a deeper look at what is really in this bill. https://www.frc.org/

Please take note and take action and do it now. Oh Yahweh God, we need your help \o/

The Heritage House Explains

The Equality Act H.R.5

How Could Sex Orientation And Gender Identity (SOGI) LAWS Affect YOU?

https://www.heritage.org/gender/heritage-explains/the-equality-act

On Wednesday March 13, Nancy Pelosi introduced the so-called Equality Act, a bill that would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes under federal civil rights law.

 

Where the original Civil Rights Act of 1964 furthered equality by ensuring that African-Americans had equal access to public accommodations and material goods, the Equality Act would further inequality by penalizing everyday Americans for their beliefs about marriage and biological sex. Similar sexual orientation and gender identity laws at the state and local level have already been used in this way.

Here are 5 groups who would be harmed if the Equality Act becomes law:

 

Employers and Workers

The Equality Act would force employers and workers to conform to new sexual norms or else lose their businesses and jobs. This is already happening on the state and local level. The most high profile example involves Colorado baker Jack Phillips, whose case went all the way to the Supreme Court after the Colorado Civil Rights Commission accused him of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation when he declined to create a custom cake for a same-sex wedding.

He is not the only victim. Other cases involving disagreement over the meaning of marriage feature florists, bakers, photographers, wedding venue owners, videographers, web designers, calligraphers, and public servants. Now citizens are being punished for their views on biological sex.

Shortly after the Supreme Court ruling, Jack Phillips found himself in court again after an activist attorney who identifies as transgender, requested that Masterpiece Cakeshop create a “gender transition celebration” cake. After the Colorado Civil Rights Commission found probable cause that Phillips had discriminated on the basis of gender identity, he sued the Commission for targeting him for his Christian beliefs. Ultimately, the Commission dropped the case, and Phillips agreed to drop his own lawsuit against the agency.

Even when victims win legal battles like Jack Phillips, conflicts like these have a chilling effect. They discourage people from opening new businesses or entering into certain fields entirely.

A federal sexual orientation and gender identity law would preclude compromise of any kind on disagreements about marriage and sexuality.

Take Peter Vlaming. This high school French teacher was dismissed under the school’s anti-discrimination policy after he refused to comply with administrators’ orders to use a female student’s preferred masculine pronouns. Vlaming had tried to accommodate the student by avoiding pronouns altogether and addressing the student by their preferred masculine name, but this was deemed insufficient by the school board.

The Equality Act would increase conflicts like these and put people out of work for their beliefs.

 

 

Medical Professionals

The Equality Act would force hospitals and insurers to provide and pay for these therapies against any moral or medical objections. It would politicize medicine by forcing professionals to act against their best medical judgment and provide transition-affirming therapies.

The fight is already here. Catholic hospitals in California and New Jersey have been sued for declining to perform hysterectomies on otherwise healthy women who want to become male. A third Catholic hospital in Washington settled out of court when the ACLU sued them for declining to perform a double mastectomy on a gender dysphoric sixteen-year-old girl.

These cases would multiply under the Equality Act. This bill would politicize medicine by forcing doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to offer drastic procedures—not in view of new scientific discoveries, but by ideological fiat.

 

 

Parents and Children

This politicization of medicine would ultimately harm families by normalizing hormonal and surgical interventions for gender dysphoric children as well as ideological “education” in schools and other public venues.

80 to 95 percent of children with gender dysphoria no longer feel distressed by their bodies after puberty. Yet activists continue to push their own radical protocol: social transition as young as 4, puberty blocking drugs as young as 9, cross-sex hormones as young as 14, and surgery by 18 (or, in some cases, even younger).

This protocol could become mandatory in the future. The latest issue of the American Journal of Bioethics includes an article arguing that the state should overrule the parents of gender dysphoric children who do not consent to giving them puberty-blocking drugs.

By silencing the scientific debate on transgender-affirming therapies through the politicization of medicine, the Equality Act would further normalize this radical protocol, and create an expectation that parents comply. In fact, parents in Ohio lost custody of their seventeen-year-old daughter because they declined to put her on testosterone supplements.

It is no secret that radical gender ideology has found its way into our schools (see here and here). This bill would stigmatize any and all opposition to such indoctrination.

The Equality Act would put parental rights to make decisions about their children’s medical treatment and education at risk.

 

 

Women

The Equality Act would ultimately lead to the erasure of women by dismantling sex-specific facilities, sports, and other female-only spaces.

Sexual orientation and gender identity laws that open up sex-specific facilities like bathrooms, locker rooms, etc. to members of the opposite sex enable sexual assault.

For example, Pascha Thomas was forced to remove her child from school after a male classmate assaulted her five-year-old daughter in the girls’ restroom. The boy had access to the girls’ restroom because the school’s policy that grants students access to private facilities on the basis of self-identified gender identity. Administrators refused to change the policy despite Thomas’ complaints. Federal authorities are now investigating the incident.

The concern with these policies is that predators will take advantage of the law to gain access to victims. Policies like these make women less likely to report incidents and law enforcement less likely to get involved, for fear of being accused of discrimination.

These policies also leave women at a disadvantage in sex-specific sports and other activities. Two biological males who identify and compete as women easily took first and second place at the Connecticut State Track Championships.

Selina Soule, a female runner, lost the race—and the chance to be scouted by college coaches and selected for athletic scholarships. “We all know the outcome of the race before it even starts,” she said. “It’s demoralizing.”

Females of all ages can expect to lose more and more opportunities like these to biological males who have a natural advantage in sports and physical activities. The Equality Act would defeat the entire purpose of Title IX, which was meant to ensure that women would have the same opportunities as men including in sports, and would leave women vulnerable to sexual assault.

 

 

Non-Profits and Volunteers

The Equality Act would also hurt charities, volunteers, and the populations they serve.

State and local sexual orientation and gender identity laws have shut down numerous faith-based adoption and foster care agencies across the country, in Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, California, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia.

These states wrongly treated the belief that children do best with both a mother and a father as discriminatory, and kids are the ones who are paying the price. With 438,000 children languishing in foster care nationwide, we need more agencies working to help kids find homes, not fewer.

Now charities that admit to the reality of biological sex are under attack too.

In Anchorage, Alaska, a biological male twice tried to gain access to the city’s Downtown Hope Center, a shelter for homeless, abused, and trafficked women. In response, the individual sued the center for alleged “gender identity discrimination.”

A federal sexual orientation and gender identity law could force any charity to open up private facilities—including sex-specific bathrooms, showers, and sleeping areas—to members of the opposite sex.

The Equality Act would cost our country countless charitable organizations, which means fewer institutions would be available to serve populations in need.

The Equality Act actually furthers inequality, especially for women and girls, by punishing anyone who does not affirm a single viewpoint of marriage and biological sex.

A federal sexual orientation and gender identity law would empower the government to interfere in how regular Americans think, speak, and act at home, at school, at work and at play. Any bill promoting such authoritarianism is a danger to our freedoms.

 

A MINOR PROBLEM: TAXPAYERS TO FUND TRANSGENDER SURGERY FOR KIDS

We are not helpless in this unless we do nothing. Spread the word and send up your prayers, declarations and proclamations over America to Yahweh to give us righteous leaders with a holy reverence for Him. Lift up our leaders, our President and the Church to Him and pray He will give them wisdom to stop the perversion from spreading across America. We, the Body of Christ – the Church, are the only thing standing in the way of America falling under the rule of a satanic kingdom.

Wake up Church, this is just one of the horrific things people are wanting to do “in America.” My heart hurts over this. May Yahweh have mercy and help us to defeat this horrific agenda to remove Parental Protection in order to hurt and deform children. In the Name of Yahshua, help us Father Yahweh.

 

A Minor Problem:
Taxpayers to Fund Gender Surgery for Kids
June 20, 2019

Most schools can’t give a child an aspirin without getting a parents’ okay. But in Vermont, kids are about to get a whole lot more than Tylenol. Under a new rule, they’ll be able to get entirely new bodies — in some cases, without ever calling home.

If you thought the war on parents’ rights was bad now, just wait. The Green Mountain State just dropped a massive bombshell in the transgender fight. According to local media, Vermont’s health insurance regulators are about to overhaul the state’s Medicaid rules, forcing taxpayers to cover the cost of everything from genital surgery to a mastectomy for minors. If the new guidelines go into effect, kids under the age of 18 would be able to undergo radical procedures — paid for by Vermonters.

And that’s not the worst of it. With a simple judge’s note, they can bypass mom and dad altogether. That’s because the state is also adding language for a judicial bypass, which, as most pro-lifers know, is how the Left manages to get around parental consent laws on abortion. Now, with the stroke of a judge’s pen, young people can keep their parents in the dark, as they choose from 16 different ways to disfigure their bodies.

Dr. Rachel Inker, who heads up the Transgender Health Clinic at the Community Health Centers of Burlington, cheered the move. “Having young people have to wait until they were 21 just didn’t really make any sense.” Tell that to the American College of Pediatricians, who’ve been warning about rushing minors into these life-altering decisions for years. It’s “child abuse,” the College insists, especially since “98 percent of gender confused boys and 88 percent of gender confused girls eventually accept their biological sex after naturally passing through puberty.”

While Vermont insists on locking them into this new identity, surgeons like Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic — who do this kind of reassignment surgery for a living — are horrified that anyone would push children to embrace these fleeting feelings. It’s a mistake, he insists. If the age limit for surgeries is reduced, he says, he would refuse his services. “I’m afraid what will happen five to 10 years later with this person,” he says. “It is more than about surgery; it’s an issue of human rights. I could not accept them as a patient as I’d be afraid what would happen to their mind.”

In a lengthy article with the National Post about the growing number of his patients with regrets, Dr. Djordjevic admits he has “deep reservations” about treating children with hormonal drugs before they reach puberty. Surgery is simply a bridge too far. What these kids need, said one of the foremost experts in the field — Johns Hopkins’s Dr. Paul McHugh — is psychological help and guidance, “not a surgeon with drugs, scalpel, forceps, and sutures. They need ‘evidence-based care,’ not ideological support from Left-wing activists and those who suffer the same mental illness.”

Take it from these teens who formerly identified as transgender: America needs to step back from the activism, the ideologies, and other voices, and consider what we’re doing to our children. Because if Vermont isn’t thinking about the risks, someone has to.

Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.
https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?c=RADIO&itemType=WR#listing

DR. DOBSON’S VISIT TO THE BORDER

DR. DOBSON’S VISIT TO THE BORDER

Jun 27, 2019

 

 

Dear Friends,

Several weeks ago, I was invited by White House staff to visit our southern border at McAllen, Texas, where federal agents are struggling to deal with a massive influx of poor and destitute human beings. They come in never-ending waves. Please believe me when I tell you that the media and leftist politicians have not been truthful about what is going on there. It is a human tragedy.

I promised the exhausted U.S. Custom and Border Patrol agents that I would go home and tell as many people as possible what I had seen “up close and personal.” Today, I am attempting to fulfill that commitment.

Approximately 5,500 people show up every day in districts organized along our southern U.S. border. McAllen is the site of only one of them, but it is the busiest and most besieged. The “refugees” arrive exhausted and ragged from walking hundreds of miles. Among them are large numbers of children, many of whom are unaccompanied by a caring adult. Last year, 382,000 aliens were apprehended for illegally crossing into this country and almost 100,000 of them were minors. Some of the kids have been abused along the way. Many of them carry lice, scabies or other diseases. Currently, the facility I visited is experiencing a flu epidemic, and there are no additional beds on which to lie. Some of the women have been raped. More than 70 people of all ages are sent to local hospitals daily along the southern border. Doctors and medical staff are overwhelmed by their patient load. Remember that word, “overwhelmed.” It describes every aspect of the effort to deal with the situation there.

The most heart-wrenching experience occurred during our tour of the holding area. It is a huge gym-like building consisting of dozens of fenced-in areas. Each one is crowded with detainees standing or sitting shoulder-to-shoulder on benches. They stared out at us with plaintive eyes.

I noticed that almost none of them were talking to each other. The children looked traumatized and frightened. Tears flooded my eyes as I stood before them. They had no toys or dolls, except for a few items bought by compassionate border patrol agents. One tiny little girl clutched something that resembled a doll bought for her by an agent. There are few provisions made to accommodate the children. The week before we were there, a delegation of agents went to meet with members of Congress, and begged them for additional money to buy Pampers, toothbrushes, and other necessities. They were turned down flat. These meager supplies have to be purchased with the border patrol budget, which is stretched to the limit.

I then walked up to a fenced area holding many skinny young men. An agent standing beside me asked if I would like to speak to them. He offered to translate for me, to which I replied, “Please tell them that God loves them.” Then I said, “Now tell them that I love them, too.” They smiled and waved timidly.

My heart aches for these poor people. Lest I be misunderstood, let me make clear that I am among the majority of Americans who want the border to be closed to those who attempt to enter illegally. There has to be a better solution than this. I have wondered, with you, why the authorities don’t just deny these refugees access to this nation. Can’t we just send them back to their places of origin? The answer I received was “No,” for reasons I will explain.

Only 10 percent of the detainees are Mexicans. This year alone, people have come to our southern border from 127 countries, including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Turkey, India, China, Palestine, Albania, San Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and other nations around the world. They speak their native tongues, which means they can’t be understood by each other or the staff. What are we to do with them? The Mexican government will not take them back, and there is no place to send them. Our current laws do not permit us to repatriate them to their country of origin. This is a disaster with no solution or projected conclusion.

Let me tell you how these desperate people come to be our responsibility. They are the lowest rung of many societies. They sell their shanties and any other possessions to scrape together $3,500 to $10,000 to pay “coyotes” to guide them. I don’t know what happens to those who can’t meet this demand. Apparently, most manage to pay the fee, and arrive penniless and profoundly needy. I was told that some of the vulnerable children are “recycled” repeatedly to help men gain entry to this country. An unknown number of these men are hardened criminals and drug runners, and they are difficult to identify. Most make their way across the border.

Here’s something else you should know. I have been under the impression that these would-be immigrants try to cross the Rio Grande River and outrun or evade the agents. That is not true of most. They come in large groups, from 100 to 400 people at a time. As I write this letter, a record 1,200 people arrived together at El Paso. The refugees quickly give themselves up to agents. That is why they have made this journey. They know they will be fed, medicated, and treated humanely, even if they are in holding areas while they are in our custody. Then they will be released on American soil. This is the system set up by a liberal Congress and judges. It is a well-known fact that President Obama’s administration established many of these unworkable policies, and Congress is steadfastly unwilling to change them. Every effort at reform has been overridden or ignored. It is set in stone. Democrats want massive numbers of immigrants who will someday become voters. Some Republicans support the policies because they want cheap labor for agricultural purposes. The border could be fixed, but there are very few in authority who seem to care.

Getting back to my story, our group of national faith leaders and humanitarian organizations was taken to a grassy park underneath the international bridges where the “coyotes” bring the refugees. We stood 50 feet away from them and watched as about 200 people sat on the ground. Then buses arrived to transport them to Border Control. Agents have to work fast because another group will be showing up soon, and then another and another. The would-be immigrants are taken to the center and given cursory medical exams. Then they are segregated by sex and age and placed in the fenced-in areas to be held for the next 20 days until they are processed and given a Notice to Appear. If that sounds inhumane, what would you or I do? There is simply no other place to “house” them.

Mismanagement of the border has a long history. A federal judge years ago issued a ruling called the Flores Settlement Agreement. It is still the source of many problems. It requires that any unaccompanied alien child must be released within 72 hours. This is now the law of the land, and poor people around the world know it. A single male typically seeks to find a child and a woman to help him “game the system.” Clearly, many of these are “fake families,” but there is no documentation in Pakistani or Bangladesh to challenge their claims. Lawyers at home have told them to claim that they are fleeing from oppression or seeking asylum. They are allowed to plead their cases to judges, but there are too few of them to keep up with the volume. These people are given a court case and released. The vast majority are never seen again. Most then become “anchor babies” who are citizens with rights to bring members of their families. Others are given transportation to an American city where they disappear into the culture.

In addition to this influx of people from places around the world steeped in poverty and despair, Senator Chuck Schumer authored and helped pass a “lottery” system, whereby winners are brought to the United States. They become permanent residents, who then begin bringing their families to our shores. Thank you, Senator.

Ten years ago, 90 percent of illegals apprehended at the border were single males, mainly from Mexico. Now, more than 50 percent show up with babies and children, and 90 percent of them are from countries other than Mexico with 64 percent being family units or unaccompanied alien children. Together, they claim to be “families” and within three weeks, they will be home free in America. Is there any doubt why there have been more than half a million illegal immigrants this year alone?

Before I conclude, I must tell you about the agents who have to deal with this chaos. They are compassionate men and women, sworn to uphold federal law and protect our borders.

They obviously care about the detainees, and I respect them highly. They work tirelessly feeding people three times a day and providing clean clothing. They must also maintain the portable toilets in the cells. It is a never-ending task. There are only two large showers in the facility, one for males, the other for females. Their capacity is for only 20 people at a time, which is insufficient.

The border patrol agents administer this program, but most of them didn’t sign up to be caregivers. Agents were trained to patrol the border and apprehend drug runners, traffickers, smugglers, murderers, and every kind of lawbreaker. This is very dangerous work. But, please understand this: the border patrol agents are so busy caring for refugees seeking entry to the United States that they have very little time to police the borders. It is so porous that huge quantities of contraband, including all kinds of narcotics, flow into this country every day. Then it is transported northward to America’s cities to be consumed by adolescents and millennials. Lawless gangs, such as MS-13, are also pouring into the culture, making violence for inner cities a way of life.

There is one more aspect to the work of the agents that you should know. They are openly hated by citizens who resent the work they do. They are routinely vilified and mocked and demonized. Their families are also subjected to ridicule. These agents need our appreciation and prayers. They have one of the most thankless jobs in America.

The situation I have described is the reason President Donald Trump’s border wall is so urgently needed. He seems to be the only leader in America who comprehends this tragedy and is willing to address it. Those who oppose him do everything they can to impede his effort. That is why I went to the border to see the situation for myself. I came away with an array of intense emotions. First, I was profoundly grieved over the misery of thousands of people. Second, I felt a deep appreciation for those who are doing their best to help in an impossible circumstance. Third, and frankly, I was angry at the political fat cats who have deliberately allowed this chaos to occur for political or financial gain. They, and their friends in the fake media, have told the American people that there is no crisis at the border! Shame on them all.

What I’ve told you is only a glimpse of what is occurring on the nation’s border. I don’t know what it will take to change the circumstances. I can only report that without an overhaul of the law and the allocation of resources, millions of illegal immigrants will continue flooding to this great land from around the world. Many of them have no marketable skills. They are illiterate and unhealthy. Some are violent criminals. Their numbers will soon overwhelm the culture as we have known it, and it could bankrupt the nation. America has been a wonderfully generous and caring country since its founding. That is our Christian nature. But in this instance, we have met a worldwide wave of poverty that will take us down if we don’t deal with it. And it won’t take long for the inevitable consequences to happen.

Thanks for letting me set the record straight.

Dr. James Dobson’s Signature

P.S. I want to conclude this disturbing account of the border situation with a suggested “action item” for the reader. There is one solution as I see it, which is for people of faith to pray for our President as he seeks to deal with this humanitarian crisis. He is facing enormous opposition from both political parties, the mainstream media, the entertainment industry, the judiciary, portions of agriculture, powerful lobbies, and virtually every dimension of the culture. I know of no one with political influence besides the President who seems to care about the crisis at the border. Will you join us in making it a matter for concerted prayer?

REVEREND CONROY PRAYS OVER HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Oh My Goodness…….

Reverend Conroy Casts out Spirits on the Floor of the House of Representatives. His prayer is posted below.

The Reverend Conroy senses the deeper spiritual issues at work in the House and moves into the spiritual arena to expose and cast out spirits, which are at work to bring chaos to our Nation and divide our leaders.

I am in agreement with Rev Conroy and call forth healing, through unity and a working relationship between our leaders to serve this Nation’s best interests, above personal opinions and agenda’s.

There is a shift today in the spiritual realm, let us move to be a part of it and not miss the window of opportunity to pray for this man and other leaders all over our Nation, to rise up to the call of coming together to help those in need and get our Governmental Houses in Order and out of Debt.

Reverend Conroy’s e-mail is listed below, if you would like to send him a note. Don’t forget about the FS Prayer Wall – The Gap, on the Firestorm Website, where you can corporately join with us by typing in your prayer over America or for those in other countries, we invite you to come and pray too. We already have one prayer for Hong Kong and a friend in Sweden prayed over America…

Opening Prayer

07/18/2019

Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, S.J.

Chaplain of The House of Representatives

https://chaplain.house.gov/

We give You thanks, O God for giving us another day.

This has been a difficult and contentious week in which darker spirits seem to have been at play in the Peoples’ House.

In Your most Holy Name I now cast out all spirits of darkness from this Chamber, spirits not from You. I cast out the spirit of discouragement, which deadens the hope of those who are of Good Will.

I cast out the spirit of petty divisiveness, which clouds the sense and the desire to be of fruitful productivity in addressing the issues more appropriately before this House.

I cast out any sadness brought on by the frustration of dealing with matters detrimental to the honorable work each Member has been called to engage in.

Pour out, O Lord, Your sacred oil as You did upon Aaron of old. Anoint Your servants here in the House with a healing balm, to comfort and renew the souls of all in this Assembly. May Your Spirit of Wisdom, and Patience, descend upon all, so that any spirit of darkness might have no place in our midst.

Rather, let Your Spirit of Comity, of Brother and Sisterhood, and Love of our Nation and of all Colleagues in this Chamber, empower our Better Angels to be at play in the common work to be done for the benefit of all Your People.

May all that is done within the People’s House be for Your greater honor and glory.

AMEN

 

Thought of the Week

“Else von Hollander

To the same measure that we put ourselves at the disposal of God’s cause �“ to the same measure that we put God’s will into practice �“ so will we gain confidence in our personal life. For we are promised, “Seek first the kingdom of God and its righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.” That is our faith, and it can answer every need of our time.
Source: From a letter, April 10, 1931

HOW DARE LIBERTY UNIVERSITY BE CHRISTIAN – MICHAEL BROWN – 10/05/19

 

GRADUATES HEAR FROM PRESIDENT JERRY FALWELL JR. DURING THE BACCALAUREATE SERVICE IN THE VINES CENTER

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019. (PHOTO BY KJ JUGAR/FACEBOOK/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY)

How Dare Liberty University Be Christian!

Michael Brown

In a letter written to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, two Democratic congressmen, Andy Levin and Jamie Raskin, are outraged that Liberty University, a Christian university, would set Christian standards for its student body. Oh, the thought of it!

As summarized in an article on the Stream, “The lawmakers accused her of turning a blind eye to university campuses that violate Executive Order 13864, a directive that threatens to withhold federal funding on college and university campuses that censor free speech.”

And what, pray tell, are some of Liberty’s violations?

Levin and Raskin write, “Liberty reportedly bans LGBTQ relationships and places content restrictions on media students can view.”

More specifically, quoting Liberty policy directly, “Sexual relations outside of a biblically ordained marriage between a natural-born man and a natural-born woman are not permissible at Liberty University.”

Oh, the horror! Oh, the shame! Oh, the outrage!

A Christian university requires its students to uphold Christian morality. A private university that looks to the Bible for moral and spiritual guidance requires its students to live by biblical standards.

They probably forbid drunkenness and illicit drug use as well.

How unthinkable! How monstrous! How restrictive!

That would be like Yeshiva University forbidding its students from eating shrimp and lobster on campus.

How bigoted!

Or like the Islamic American University requiring its students to abstain from ham sandwiches and bacon. (And probably to abstain from “LGBTQ relationships” as well.)

They even have the gall to say, “Our vision is of a Muslim community imbued with the spirit of our Righteous Predecessors in knowledge and practice, with both the character and the strength to lead in a world that is crying for guidance.”

How could they!

That would be like Brigham Young University requiring its students to live by an Honor Code, with standards like: “Use clean language. Respect others. Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee and substance abuse. Participate regularly in church services.”

How dare they!

In all seriousness, one would expect an Orthodox Jewish university to hold to Orthodox Jewish standards, just as one would expect a Muslim university to hold to Islamic standards and a Mormon university to hold to Mormon standards.

That’s why students go there, and that’s why the parents of younger students send them there.

Our oldest granddaughter is a freshman at Liberty, and she is loving every minute of her time there—and I mean loving it. The atmosphere is wonderful. The professionalism and excellence are everywhere to be seen. The young people she is meeting are terrific. And the environment is quite wholesome and Christian.

That’s why she’s there, and that’s why Christian universities exist. It’s to provide a holistic Christian environment for higher education.

Not a place for drug-fueled partying and one-night stands.

Not a place for disseminating porn.

Not a place for celebrating LGBTQ activism.

There are hundreds of other schools to choose from that will provide all those ingredients (and more).

And, in reality, many of those schools (speaking of typically far-left, university campuses) have made Christians feel quite unwelcome. Even Christian professors are afraid to speak up about their beliefs for fear of reprisal. (See CampusReform.org for ongoing documentation.)