Perhaps, Tony, people in Chicago are still reacting to that nearby Church in Hammond, First Baptist and drives them into the arms of atheists?
David Cloud wrote: WHAT IS THE SIN OF FIRST BAPTIST?
I wrote a large book on this before the fall of Jack Schaap, but I want to remind my readers of the exact nature of the sin of First Baptist of Hammond. This is public sin that has never been confessed or repented of.
And all of the praise and huffing and puffing by influential independent Baptist preachers cannot change the truth of the following Scripture:
‚ÄúHe that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy‚ÄĚ (Proverbs 28:13).
Every church member who did not speak out against these sins, who stayed and continued to support the church, is a partaker of these sins.
Every preacher who has praised First Baptist instead of speaking against its sins is a partaker thereof.
THE SIN OF BOASTING
Pride is no small sin. The Bible says God hates pride. It was the first sin of the devil. For pastors and churches, which are to be examples of humility to this haughty world, to walk in pride is a great sin.
excerpt from, "Ignoring the Sin of First Baptist of Hammond"
One reason, Mike of NY, is that some children cannot be vaccinated because of weakened immune systems. This means a germy kids have to be kept away from them. By the way, Maine has already has this type of law. If you read the article you will see other states are already thinking about it. It's an excellent idea even the Jehovah Witnesses --as nutty as they are-- aren't against vaccinations
To take a quotation from the article:
'"Im old enough to have been around when polio was a real threat,‚ÄĚ said Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, D-Manhattan. ‚ÄúI believe in science.... Your personal opinions, which may be based on junk science [ and probably are ], do not trump the greater good.‚ÄĚ'
KK wrote: Mitch McConnell has been in Washington for too long ‚Äď ‚Äď he needs to go and a whole bunch more of those lifetime politicians need to go also
Right, KKūüĎć A lot of unflattering remarks about Mitch McConnell, which he really deserves David Brooks had a few remarks also but I just don't have the room to put them in.
PBS NewsHour wrote: .... Mark Shields:
Yes, Mitch McConnell has been constant on this. He's no Johnny-come-lately.
He was the one voice, you will recall, in the leadership in 2016, when the leadership of the Congress unanimously agreed with the Obama administration to go public on the revelation that Russia was already deeply involved in the systematic undermining of our electoral process, he resisted it, and, as a consequence, stopped it.
He is now stopping the reforms. I mean, even Roy Blunt, the chairman of the Rules Committee, has been quite candid about this. I mean, the fact is that, in a secular democracy, the closest thing to a public sacrament is a national election.
And when you're starting to tamper with that and trifle with that ‚ÄĒ I mean, we went through it in 2016....
--"Shields and Brooks on Trump and foreign campaign help,...
The article explains the position of many state governments, probably all them, except they haven't gone this far. if there becomes too many large pools of children who aren't vaccinated against preventable disease, you will see even more States follow this approach. it just means these children well not be able to attend public school. I don't think it extends further than that.
Alia E. Dastagir wrote: .... A 2018 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the national abortion rate declined 26% between 2006 and 2015, reaching a historic low. But the CDC did not credit a single driver. Is it the proliferation of restrictive abortion laws? Increased access to contraception? More comprehensive sex education?
Mary Ziegler, a professor at the Florida State University College of Law who specializes in the legal history of reproduction, says it's likely all of it....
"I agree. Perhaps, in addition to the legislation we are already working on together to ban Members of Congress from becoming lobbyists, we can team up here as well. A simple, clean bill making birth control available over the counter. Interested? https://t.co/7kh3kqxN1w ‚ÄĒ Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 12, 2019"
excerpt from, "SA article"
The above will get Ted Cruz in hot water with the Romish church ‚Ěó
It seems to be a well-balanced article without bias or, https://tinyurl.com/nr2okfd (Yellow Journalism).
Chico Harlan and Stefano Pitrelli wrote: .... The Vatican has had little official response to Vigan√≤. A communications official declined to comment for this article. But Francis last month responded for the first time to Vigan√≤‚Äôs letter. The pope said he knew ‚Äúnothing, obviously nothing‚ÄĚ about the misconduct of then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and could not remember whether Vigan√≤ had warned him about McCarrick in 2013. Vigan√≤ said he told Francis that McCarrick had ‚Äúcorrupted generations of seminarians and priests.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúHow could anybody, especially a pope, forget this?‚ÄĚ Vigan√≤ wrote to The Post.
excerpt from, "He called on the pope to resign. Now this archbishop is in an undisclosed location."
https://tinyurl.com/gmt84eo (Come out of the Catholic Church) ūüĎć
Reuters wrote: A Kentucky teenager sued CNN on Tuesday for defamation, saying the cable network falsely conveyed to viewers that he was the "face of an unruly hate mob" confronting a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in January.
The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann in federal court in Kentucky, seeks $275 million in compensatory and punitive damages over the videotaped incident in the nation's capital.
Sandmann and other Covington Catholic students had been in Washington to attend a March for Life anti-abortion rally.....
--"Covington Catholic student files $275M defamation suit against CNN"
I haven't read any more about this lawsuit. I wondered if they settled out of court?
Unfortunately, due to the deterioration of evangelicals, but what resulted in a very good, what one might call sermon, from Phil Johnson is. http://tinyurl.com/hbtgqek (Politically Incorrect?) from which:
Phil Johnson wrote: ...America‚Äôs moral decline has accelerated dramatically since evangelicals became politically aggressive in the late 1970s....they have been remarkably ineffective when it comes to using politics to reverse America‚Äôs moral and spiritual decline....
Worst of all, during that same period of time, the evangelical movement has completely lost its spiritual influence, because the evangelical segment of the church has grown increasingly worldly. Evangelicals have become accustomed to compromise. They have abandoned (or else are in the process of abandoning) virtually all the doctrinal distinctives that made them distinct from Roman Catholics and nominal Christians whose faith amounts to a kind of civil religion. Evangelicals have pretty much forfeited whatever real moral and spiritual authority their movement ever had....
I am surprised you haven't seen this UPS because I sprinkled the above snippet throughout the years on Sermon Audio. This was pre-Trump by the way‚Ěó I recommend the whole thing should be read.
A more generalized look at fake news with little comment on Trump
Charles Bybelezer/The Media Line wrote: ...Linda Qiu, the lone full-time fact-checker at The New York Times, who spoke of the importance of separating truth from fiction amid masses of information.
Qui noted that there has been tremendous growth in this sphere, with about 180 related outlets worldwide, including in Israel. She stressed the importance of analyzing statements within the correct context, especially given the intense partisan divide in the U.S.
The Media Line asked Qui how, in such a polarized political atmosphere, and given the right or left bent of most news outlets, fact-checkers can be trusted to maintain objectivity.
‚ÄúI don‚Äôt expect all readers to agree with my conclusions,‚ÄĚ Qui responded, ‚Äúbut everyone can see the work that is put into [making a determination].‚ÄĚ Moreover, she added, ‚ÄúI have never felt any pressure from my editors to [toe the line].‚ÄĚ...
excerpt from, "'Fake news' puts journalism in jeopardy - 'Journalism under Siege'"
Well after the SA article was written Pruitt finally got himself kicked out.
John Whitesides wrote: ...Pruitt lost favor with Trump‚Äôs inner circle after a string of controversies including first-class travel at taxpayer expense, lavish spending on security, the installation of a $43,000 soundproof phone booth in his office and accusations that he used his position to receive favors, such as a discounted rental on a high-end condo from an energy lobbyist‚Äôs wife....
excerpt from, "Under fire for ethics scandals, EPA chief Pruitt resigns"
But, former- Republican-EPA Chiefs apparently had been unhappy with Trump not for the regulation trimming perhaps?
Devin Dwyer and Jon Schlosberg wrote: .... Three Republican former heads of the Environmental Protection Agency accuse the agency's current leadership of supporting the "undermining of science" and a potentially "catastrophic" approach to climate change....
excerpt from, "3 Republican former EPA chiefs accuse Trump of 'undermining of science'"
'....Paul tells the Corinthians ‚ÄúI determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.‚ÄĚ Why would we preach the law...? And yet the nature of political discourse in America currently demands that if you want to have a voice, you have to eliminate the gospel....when your political agenda requires political alliances with Moonies, Mormons, Moslems,... and humanistic moralists, you simply cannot afford to speak frankly about the exclusivity of Christ. You have to stifle the truth about justification by faith alone, because Roman Catholics reject that doctrine. You are better off not to mention the name of Christ at all, because Jewish people are sensitive about that.
'....the more determined Christians are to succeed in the political arena, the more they tend to trim away the offensive parts of the gospel. It is the natural and inevitable consequence of moving the fight to the political arena. Watch what happens when the average evangelical political pundit is asked in any secular forum whether he believes Jewish people or Hindus can go to heaven without conscious faith in Christ. If he‚Äôs someone running for public office, he...can‚Äôt afford to tell the truth about that issue.'---Phil Johnson https://tinyurl.com/y5hoxcmp
Yes, Neil, the classic water wars of California can be found in Wikipedia articles if nothing else. The following article is about the more complex modern water wars in the Central valley. https://tinyurl.com/y6s34lnk (California‚Äôs Water Wars). I would say it's almost from a Republican point of view ‚Ěó
With the Keystone Pipeline, one wonders why the XL/TransCanada company just lay down more pipeline along older route even if they was adding more mileage to the line? They probably would have had it built by now.
Apparently, the California high-speed train route perhaps could have followed some old California highways without appropriating a lot of land?
These California farmers may have been able to fend-off the taking of their lands by eminent domain, by copying the tactics used by the people who have fought the XL Keystone Pipeline? https://tinyurl.com/y2b6zrzn (Court Sides With Trump on Keystone XL Permit, but Don‚Äôt Expect Fast Progress)
It looks like the Keystone XL and this California High-Speed Railway could have taken better routes besides? It looks like it's too late for the California's farmers to get much changed, though