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Disney wants to Boycott Christianity and other religions…but mostly Christianity

From Tea Party Nation

Posted by Jack Kemp on March 23, 2016 at 5:00pm

Jack E. Kemp

Old Walt Disney will be spinning in his grave.

What the little story below means – for those of you in Rio LInda – if a state upholds the right of any church to refuse to perform a homosexual wedding because it goes against Biblical teachings, that state will not have any future Disney corporation income from their filming movies within it. You see, according to the Disney corporation, if you punish Christians (and Jews, Hindus, Muslims, etc.) their right to uphold their religious practices, you are practicing “tolerance.” This is the same Disney corporation that fired American computer programmers to bring in lower cost foreign workers last year. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2915904/it-outsourcing/fury-ri…; Apparently the Disney corporation is also intolerant of people who pay full taxes in this country and were raised by people who did the same, often for 40-50 years and took their kids to see Disney films.

Notice the article doesn’t say that Disney will refuse to distribute its movies in Georgia if this bill passes and thus forego any income from people living in Georgia. But some of the comments to this story call for Christians to immediately start boycotting any and all Disney products. That might be tougher with small children, but it can be done. And Disney makes many films for grown up audiences that just might start showing a drop off in sales and rentals.

Facebook: Pastor Duke from Temple Baptist

Duke Hergatt
1 hr · Malta ·

Socialism says everything you have is ours and always has led to poverty. Christianity says everything I have is yours and has always led to prosperity. Socialism is a take away. Christianity is a give away. Socialism is control based. Christianity is love based. As America has turned away from God..government has become god. When America was good..America was great. We have ceased to be good and we have ceased to be great.

Wisdom from Twitter March 17th

Mr. Cage@I_AmAmerica 12m12 minutes ago

Christian Americans please please please please please please please please please please please please please please vote in November.


John E Murphy, Jr.@CoachJohn20 57m57 minutes ago

@dhiggins63 Mr. David, I think some people are just tired of being pushed around and want to push back, hard, and Trump is their instrument


Elaina Linda@News_Mind 25m25 minutes ago

If you don’t step forward you will always remain in the same place.


Szwazzle@szwazzle 34m34 minutes ago

To succeed in chaining the multitude, you must seem to wear the same fetters


Mr. Cage@I_AmAmerica Mar 11

Using”Freedom of Speech”to silence another’s”Freedom of Speech”is dangerous. Every American should be appalled by what went on in Chicago.


Pastor Duke on Political Correctness

Pastor Dukes post on Facebook today is excellent.   Please give it a good read.


Duke Hergatt

3 hrs · Halfmoon ·

Have you noticed political correctness is way more than a position. It is totalitarian. Any other views are silenced, shamed and attacked. It’s their way or the highway. Most college campuses are taking it to the next level, firing staff who don’t comply. At that point education has ceased and indoctrination has control…which IS THE POINT ! The media has surrendered journalism for opportunism. We are in the final days of our republic. Follow historic cycles and see where we are. As a Biblicist I have been expecting this all along. It’s scary as a citizen but it is exciting as a believer. Jesus predicted it and it’s His coming and not the elections that bring my hope.

Church Memories – February 27, 2016

Just a quick memory for now.  Back in the 60’s my dad and a group of men from his church (St John Presbyterian, Tampa FL) went to Montreat to hear Martin Luther King give a speech.  I have a video one of the men took but you only get to see Marin Luther for a couple of seconds – but still very historic and interesting.   That speech dad talked about how great is was for literally the rest of his life. 

Pastor Duke, Feb 17 2016

In a series of Facebook posts Pastor Duke post “Ministry Memory” and they are worth reading a couple times.

Ministry memory. One summer night only weeks after we arrived in NY I was knocking doors in a mobile home park. I met a grease monkey sort of guy working on his car. He was a wise guy..my favorite kind. I boldly gave him the Gospel. He said “I ain’t ready for that but when I am you’ll see me again”. A year later he showed up in our bank hall and said he was ready. Soon he and his wife and mother in law all came to Christ and were baptized. He asked prayer for his boss who owned a garbage company. The garbage boss soon showed up and said “I came to find out what happened to Doug Miller. I want what he’s got”. The garbage mogul turned out to be Pastor Larry DiNovo our second church planter. JoEllen and I introduced Larry to Marianne,a girl from my home church in Ohio. Larry married her and today my only son is married to their daughter. Thank you Doug for sharing your faith. God is always up to something but most of the time we are not seeing it till a little later down the road. He is the I AM not the I was.

Blog Post from The River Walk

What Is Your Tent?

by Beejai

What Is Your tent

The Lord has filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts. (Exodus 35:31)

Read: Exodus 35:10-36:38, Matthew 27:32-66, Psalm 34:1-10, Proverbs 9:7-8

Relate: Sometimes I get a little bit jealous. I was raised in a family that is fully loaded with with people in a more “traditional” ministry. My dad was a pastor. So was his brother in law. My sister is a children’s pastor, my cousin who is one of my best friends is a pastor. So are multiple other cousins and uncles around the world. Even more, I have a heart for church planting. I have two cousins who have, or are doing it right now. (Including Rebecca, who wrote here on the River Walk yesterday) The church I am a part of back in the states, although not quite three years old, is already popping out another baby. Part of me wishes I could be back home to be a part of that. Again, my dad planted a church back in Rochester when I was in high school. As much as my heart pushes in that direction, it isn’t even close to what I see God doing through me in the near, or even more distant future. I love to preach and I would like to think I am pretty good at it. But I haven’t found myself behind a pulpit once in the past ten months. Nope. I’m stuck teaching English to Turkish elementary school kids and writing as I can find the time.

I wonder is Bezalel ever felt a bit jealous? Look at who he gets to compare himself to. First there’s Moses. He went up a mountain and came down with the ten commandments. He is leading a group of two million out from slavery and into the promised land. Then there’s Aaron. Yes he has to try and live in his little brother’s shadow. But then again, Aaron is the first and founding high priest creating a dynasty of mediators between God and Israel for the next thousand years. Of course, there’s also Joshua. He is Moses’ handpicked successor. He gets to train and lead the army and will be the one leading the people into the promised land. Bezalel? He gets to make a tent… fun.

React: Moses and Aaron and Joshua are the ones from that generation that we remember. They are the ones who join the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph as greats of the Hebrew faith and the subject of Sunday School lessons world over. Bezalel… who is that? Bezalel was an artist. Oh, yah, one of those types. before we dismiss him, however, let’s not forget one very big but often overlooked fact. Bezalel was the first one in the Bible and the only one on this list said to be filled with the Spirit of God.

Maybe what we are doing isn’t as “big” or as “braggable” in the world’s eyes as that which others around us might be doing. Maybe we might feel that we need to squint a little harder or look a little closer to see how God is using us to change the world. Maybe we are just as obscure as Bezalel standing in the shadows of all the Moses and Aaron and Joshuas all around us. If that is so, let’s throw our very being into making those tents. I will strive to be the best English teacher this world has ever seen so that the world can see the Spirit of God shining brightly through me? You… what’s your tent?

Respond:

Dear God,
Help me to compare myself to nothing else except the best “me” You have called me to be. Until the Goliaths come my way, help me to be faithful in fighting the lions and bears. Help me to strive to do the best and be the most diligent I can possibly be with whatever tasks are set before me. You have filled me with Your Spirit. Help me to make a tent that houses Your presence for all the world to see.

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