My family and I went to the Trump Rally last night (April 11th). It was a very energizing and exciting event. Out of all of my family I am the lone voice that actually supports Ted Cruz – but should Trump get the nomination I won’t hesitate to vote for him. I did not hear any hate speech, just the run of the mill campaign stuff; Love me and hate my opponent – the kind of stuff all candidates say to gain support. It was a pretty packed arena of probably 20,000 or so folks and I want to say that I say people from all walks of life: young, old, black, white, yellow, even a few green people (in the very high top rows in the upper level). I enjoyed myself and I think learned a lot about what Donald Trump stand for and hopes to do if elected.
Archive for April, 2016
Saw this in an email newsletter I get.
*Children’s Attempts at Singing Well Known Hymns*
Sometimes kids get things a little……well, maybe these came from kids:
– Give us this day our deli bread!
– Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Whole East Coast.
– We shall come to Joyce’s, bringing in the cheese.
– Gladly, the consecrated, cross-eyed bear.
– He carrots for you.
– Bringing in the sheets.
– Yield not to Penn Station.
– Dust around the throne.
– Praise God from whom all blessings flow, Praise Him all creatures, HERE WE GO
– While shepherds washed their socks by night
– He socked me and boxed me with His redeeming glove.
Randy DeSoto April 7, 2016 at 8:53am
Evangelist and political activist Franklin Graham called out PayPal for its recent decision to cancel plans to open offices in Charlotte, N.C., in protest to a newly passed transgender law.
In a Facebook post Wednesday, Graham wrote, “PayPal gets the hypocrite of the year award! This company says they’re not coming to North Carolina because the legislators and Gov. Pat McCrory have passed a law to protect women and children against sexual predators by not allowing men to use women’s restrooms and locker rooms.”
The North Carolinian went on to explain the source of the hypocrisy by quoting Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., who represents a district near Charlotte. “PayPal does business in 25 countries where homosexual behavior is illegal, including 5 countries where the penalty is death, yet they object to the North Carolina legislature overturning a misguided ordinance about letting men into the women’s bathroom? Perhaps PayPal would like to try and clarify this seemingly very hypocritical position,” said the congressman earlier this week.
Graham further elaborated on this point by noting some of the specific countries in which PayPal appears to have no qualms in doing business. “PayPal operates in countries including Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Yemen, for Pete’s sake. Just last month PayPal announced they would be expanding in Cuba, a country in which homosexuals and transgender people have been imprisoned, tortured, and executed.”
The Christian leader observed if they find the practice of not allowing different sexes to go in each other’s bathrooms so odious, they are not bound by the law on their own property. “And under the current law that they are so strongly protesting, PayPal could have chosen their own corporate bathroom policies,” he writes.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman explained his company’s decision in not opening its Global Operations Center in Charlotte in a statement. “The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal’s mission and culture. As a result, PayPal will not move forward with our planned expansion into Charlotte.”
He added the decision “was a clear and unambiguous one.”
The state law, H.B. 2, came in response to a Charlotte city ordinance, which mandated that transgender people be allowed to use public restrooms of their choosing. H.B. 2 overrides such local ordinances on the issue. The new law is already being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union and others in federal court.
For North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, the decision to enact the law was just as unambiguous as it was to Schulman. “If our action in keeping men out of women’s bathrooms and showers protected the life of just one child or one woman from being molested or assaulted, then it was worth it. North Carolina will never put a price tag on the value of our children,” he stated. “They are precious and priceless. If a corporation wanting to do business in North Carolina does not see the worth of our children in the same light, then I wish them well as they do business somewhere else.”
Graham praised Forest’s words. “He couldn’t be more right! We need more politicians across the country with this kind of backbone,” the evangelist wrote. “Pray for the N.C. governor, lieutenant governor, and legislators that they stand strong against the attacks of this wicked agenda.”
By Franklin Graham • April 7, 2016
I don’t need to tell you—America is in trouble. Washington and our political system are fractured.
We’ve seen violence at political rallies. One candidate is under investigation by the FBI. Another candidate says we need a political revolution. One thing I’m sure of—what America really needs is a spiritual revolution!
It will only happen if we turn to God. The urgency of repentance and prayer for our nation becomes more obvious by the day. As Christians we need to stand together and ask God to intervene in this country—to forgive us and to give us another chance. That’s why I’m going to every state this year to hold a Decision America Tour prayer rally on the capitol steps. When Icome to a city near you, I hope you will join me. Bring your family, bring your Bible study group, bring your pastor and church leaders. Our nation is broken—politically, spiritually, and morally—and our only hope is Almighty God.
One of the things that has surprised and thrilled me is that at every stop on the tour, as I take several minutes to share the Gospel message, hundreds of people are letting us know that they have prayed to accept Christ as their Savior! We thank God for each and every soul that has been saved.
My two older sons Will and Roy have just returned from China, where they were invited to speak at the 100th anniversary of the beginning of my grandfather’s ministry there. My mother’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. L. Nelson Bell, went to China in 1916 as medical missionaries, and their years of work are still widely remembered by churches in that country. Will, who serves as a BGEA associate evangelist, had an opportunity during the trip to preach the Gospel to over 4,500 people. As God worked, hundreds responded to the invitation to turn to Christ in repentance and faith.
Will has also just finished a Crusade in the Lake Havasu area of Arizona. More than 5,000 people attended, and another 6,000—from at least 50 different countries—joined in through live streaming on the Internet. We thank God for the hundreds who let us know they made a life-changing decision for Christ as a result of the outreach. In the months ahead, we have BGEA Crusades in India, Australia, Norway, Uganda, Scotland, Canada, and Myanmar. Your prayers can help heal hearts and change lives at each one.
As I write this, we have 37 states to go on the Decision America Tour, and that is a huge undertaking. We couldn’t do it, or any of the other work God has given us, without your prayers and your support.
Thank you for standing with us. May God bless America—once again!
May He also richly bless you,
Found this on Facebook this morning and it is soooooo right on I wanted to share it with everyone:
Ezekiel is preaching to a nation who isn’t listening and hate him for his message. He speaks of the false prophets “Every vision comes to nothing”. History is repeating itself here in our country that has shut it’s ears to the Word of God. Go back thirty years and listen to all the political promises our nation has voted into office. What have we gotten?…less jobs, more debt, weakened military, lost respect worldwide, poorer schools, crumbling infrastructure, healthcare debacle, drug epidemic, systemic poverty and a deeply divided population
I think turning back to God would turn it all around. But political correctness says I’m a backward idiot. But if they keep doing what they’ve always done they’ll always get what they always got.
– It is always possible to park directly outside any building you are visiting.
– A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty.
– If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.
– Most laptop computers are powerful enough to override the communication systems of any invading alien civilization.
– It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts – your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors.
– When a person is knocked unconscious by a blow to the head, they will never suffer a concussion or brain damage.
– No one involved in a car chase, hijacking, explosion, volcanic eruption or alien invasion will ever go into shock.
– Police Departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned a partner who is their total opposite.
– When they are alone, all foreigners prefer to speak English to each other. If they’re villains, they will probably speak with an English accent.
– You can always find a chainsaw when you need one.
– Any lock can be picked by a credit card or a paper clip in seconds, unless it’s the door to a burning building with a child trapped inside.
– An electric fence, powerful enough to kill a dinosaur will cause no lasting damage to an eight-year-old child.
– Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at that precise moment you turn the television on.