Archive for September, 2012

Take Another Look, and Another, Before It’s Too Late…

Monday, September 17th, 2012

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” – Isaiah 5:20

The Bible warns us to not do evil and call it good and yet it’s been happening for all of mankind. There are probably many things that the above passage of the Bible can refer to but I want to talk about human sexuality, traditional procreative marriage, and the results of failing to adhere to God’s plan for humankind.

Back in the 60s the sexual revolution began which changed the way many people view sex, marriage, and contraceptives. Was this the beginning of our problems? Not by any stretch of the imagination. Remember, Margaret Sanger began the Birth Control League about 100 years ago which later became Planned Parenthood. She was a eugenicist who wanted to control what she viewed as inferior races, mainly the Black Nation. She wanted to use sterilization and birth control pills as a means of accomplishing her eugenic philosophy.

The use of birth control fueled promiscuity because people could have sex without the consequences of pregnancy. Soon casual or recreational sex became accepted by our society.

Following the acceptance of “free love” which was actually casual sex, the natural progression was for men to have sex with other men and women to have sex with other women. And that too is now being accepted by many in our society.

This misplaced compassion to say that people should be able to love whoever they want is a stumbling block; not taking into account what God said about homosexual relations. And now many like the President of the United States and NAACP have come out in support of homosexual marriage. Same-sex marriage is anti-natural marriage and procreation. Homosexual couples cannot procreate. They cannot obey God’s command to “be fruitful and multiply.”

The next step will be for those who want to live in polygamist relationships to demand their rights to do so. Oh yeah, I forgot, that’s beginning to happen already. Recently in Sao Paulo, Brazil a notary has accepted a civil union between three people. This has sparked a controversy for now. Soon it too will be accepted by our society and they will be fighting for their right to get married.

In a recent movie, Savages, the main actors, two men and a woman, were in a sexual relationship. In the trailer, after introducing the two men she proclaims, “and yes, I’m with both of them.”

We are sliding down a slippery slope and there seems to be no end in sight. We need to find a way to stop the descent before there is no way to turn back, before we self-destruct. God is the answer. He, and only He, is able to help us to return to being a moral society. Yes there will always be some element of sin in our society as humans have a propensity towards sinning but as a whole people can make good moral decisions with the help from God.

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More Prayers and Support for Israel

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Alveda with (left to right) daughter Jennifer, son Eddie and wife Ebonie, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Molla and Consul General Aviran.

Last Sunday, I was invited by my good and refreshing friend Linda Dean to a reception for supporters of Israel. Linda is a faithful woman of God. I can’t thank her enough for remembering me.

I told Linda about my trip to Israel with Minister Victoria Hearst of Praise Him Ministries and Pastor John Peyton of Reconciliation Community Church. You can see that visit on Frontlines at http://www.priestsforlife.org/frontlines/trip-home.aspx?tripid=777.

So you can imagine that I felt quite at home at the Israel reception in a lovely private Atlanta home. The special guests were Consul General Opher Aviran and the keynote speaker, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Shlomo Molla M. K.

Can you imagine my joy at hearing the testimony of a man who was among the Ethiopian Jews returning to Israel in 1983? It was just heart stirring! There were two waves of the exodus back then: Much of the Beta Israel community returned home from Ethiopia to Israel during two tremendous waves of Diaspora mounted by the Israeli government – “Operation Moses” (1984) and during “Operation Solomon” (1991). Mr. Molla, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset was part of the first stages of Operation Moses.

As part of the delegation, he and his childhood friend experienced many trials as they crossed the desert and jungles to get to Israel. Upon their arrival, they were greeted by Sudanese gunfire, and his friend was killed. After being imprisoned for 91 days, the brave and courageous young Mr. Molla was released; and today he lives to lead his people and tell his remarkable story; available at http://embassies.gov.il/atlanta/NewsAndEvents/Documents/Shlomo%20Molla%20MK%20-%20Short%20Bio.pdf

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Last Ounce of Courage

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Alan E. Parker, President of the Justice Foundation writes:

An exciting, funny, powerful, important new movie about Religious Liberty and our American heritage is coming out September 14, 2012.

The “Last Ounce of Courage” is family friendly, with an inter-generational message that will appeal to everyone from youth to grandparents.

I have seen it twice and I urge you to invite everyone you know to attend. Take your un-churched friend and they will enjoy it, too!

Enjoy the trailer.

Additional trailers available HERE.

This is where you can make an impact for religious liberty, freedom and a just American future. Check your local listings to find a theatre near you. September 14 will be the first big critical opening weekend in over 1200 theatres.

Another great movie that I have previewed is “Unconditional.” It is produced by Lifeway Films. It is a deeply moving story about forgiveness and very worth supporting. Here is the link: www.unconditionalthemovie.com.

Advancing Life, Liberty, and Justice.

So friends, get out and support this film. The first weekend is always the most critical. Hollywood will make the movies we show them we want to see by our patronage. Let’s show Hollywood we want more family friendly films.

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Our Circles of Influence

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

2 Corinthians 2:16-18 …So that we may preach the gospel in lands beyond you, without boasting of work already done in another’s area of influence. “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends…

Sometimes people say to me: “Alveda, you are a famous celebrity. Everyone will listen to you.” Well, friends, actually I am more a warrior for Jesus than a celebrity. And yes, God has blessed me to reach a lot of people with a voice of truth for life. Yet, I don’t speak to everyone.

Actually, everyone has influence. We all, each and every one of us has a “circle of influence.” Paul speaks of one another’s areas of influence in 2 Corinthians. Our circle of influence is our immediate family, then our relatives, then our coworkers and church community, and then our social circles, and so forth.

We can all use our influence to win souls to the Kingdom of God and of His Christ, to introduce them to the Holy Spirit. And then, we can share the prolife and pro-family message.

Use your influence with confidence. It is a gift from God!

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Married Bishop advocating for abortion of his baby so that he can be promoted? Married Black preacher giving women HIV? What does the Bible say?

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Do these unfortunate and embarrassing accounts (married Bishop & married preacher) give us a clue as to why the Church is majorly silent on abortion and homosexual marriage? Praise God for standard bearers who fear God and not man. How do we break the power of the devil on this thing? Love never fails, and we are not to touch God’s anointed, but even David cried out to God when Saul was persecuting him. I’m wondering if we shouldn’t say or do something like this?

Hold them accountable to the Word of God in love.

The Church – not the Black Church or the White Church, not the Protestant or the Catholic Church (because this stench is rising in many churches) – THE CHURCH is strangely silent while our nation is drowning; choking on the blood of the innocents and dismantling natural marriage one bite at a time. Could it be that the church leaders are embroiled in so many sexual sins, that their voices are stifled by guilt by association?

We recently witnessed a comedic drama at a political convention where people were voting whether to attempt to keep God out of a platform or put God back in the platform. It was such a travesty in that though the majority of voices in the audio voted were yelling no don’t put God back in, the officiating member called the vote a yes, and the word God was returned to the plank. I cautiously say “the word” God because the true and living GOD can’t be bantered around by such shameless antics as we viewed last week.

We know that nobody is perfect, and that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. So, we are not pointing fingers here. What we must ask ourselves is this: are our Church leaders weakened by fear and guilt of not wanting to reveal their personal battles of the flesh? Is this why so many are silent regarding the issues of sexual perversion and abortion and artificial contraceptives?

Is anyone considering that the political plank advancing homosexual marriage is opening the door for many other types of liaisons that may prove harmful to society as a whole?

There is room at the Cross of Jesus for everyone, and Church leaders are not exempt from the devil’s wiles. Neither are Church leaders exempt from the commandments of GOD and definitely Church leaders (and political leaders we might add) need salvation, repentance and God’s love just like we all do.

This is not a Black/White problem. Remember the misfortunes of say Ted Haggard and Eddie Long? The world was kinder to these two men than was the Church. Are we saying that they shouldn’t be called to accountability? No. But love and mercy overcome judgment. If and when people fall and then repent, they should be restored. Until they repent, they should be removed from positions of authority, but they should not be condemned by accusers who have also sinned and fallen short of God’s grace.

We’re not putting these people on blast here. The media has already done that. We are putting everyone on notice: These are perilous times, and we all need a lot of prayer! Even Paul in the Bible, after admonishing the people for overlooking sexual perversion, came back and told the Church to restore the repentant man so that he would know that God loves even a sinner:

1 Corinthians 5: Expel the Immoral Brother!

It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that does not occur even among pagans: A man has his father’s wife. And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have been filled with grief and have put out of your fellowship the man who did this? Even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. And I have already passed judgment on the one who did this, just as if I were present. When you are assembled in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, hand this man over to Satan, so that the sinful nature may be destroyed and his spirit saved on the day of the Lord.

Forgiveness for the Offender

2 Corinthians 2: If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely. The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.

What we are after is not eternal damnation, but rather the salvation of those who fall; so we must first rebuke, then once repentance comes, we must forgive, comfort, love and restore. We must rise above the tendency of human nature that holds the accused at arm’s length; to say we forgive but never let the accused forget; to say “I receive you back” but to treat the person like a diseased germ. Self-pious, sanctimonious and inflexible treatment of those who stumble leaves no place for repentance and reconciliation. This is not the ministry of Jesus Christ who had mercy on the woman caught in the act and the woman at the well. The scandal we create by errantly cutting off the offenders from the Church it is no less a scandal created by the penitent sinner in the first place. To errantly remove the offender from all hope of re-entry into the comfort and security of the fellowship of the redeemed community is just as injurious as it is to permit blatant perversion to continue unpunished in the Body of Christ.

All of this would be just too sad if we didn’t have the Name and Blood of Jesus. May God help us all.

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Put Cosmo in the Bag

Friday, September 7th, 2012

“Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires. – Song of Songs 8:4

Don’t have sex until marriage. Waking up sexual desires too early leads to pain. Promoting sexual imaging and messaging to young girls and teenage women leads to excessive promiscuity.

Such is the warning Victoria Hearst, an heir to the Hearst publishing empire, and Nicole Weider, a former super fashion model, have embarked on sharing with local, state, and federal lawmakers. Ms. Hearst recently joined Ms. Weider in her campaign to put Hearst Corporation’s sexually explicit Cosmopolitan magazine in a wrapper and ensure that it is sold only to those over the age of 18.

Victoria warns, “The magazine promotes a lifestyle that can be dangerous to women’s emotional and physical well being.” Ms. Hearst is correct; and since such messaging is not good for adult women, can you imagine how harmful it is for little girls and teenagers to find at eye level in the checkout lines at the stores where they shop with their parents?

As Hollie McKay writes in her article, “Pick up the latest issue, with teen idol and star of ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” Lucy Hale on the cover, and you’ll see everything from “25 Sex Moves He Secretly Wishes You’d Try” to “The Naughty Orgasm Trick Couples Love.” An earlier edition, with Ashley Greene as cover girl, offers readers “52 Sex Tips” and information about what to do “when your vagina acts weird after sex.”

Sexual promiscuity has become the norm in today’s culture. With the massive dollars being spent by Planned Parenthood and like organization and companies to spread the message that sex is a right of every man, woman, and child, trying to teach our children moral chastity seems next to impossible. The “do it if feels good” mentality of our society our children receive hundreds of times a day for not more has warped the conscience of our youth, especially for those that don’t have a strong father and mother at home teaching them God’s word.

Planned Parenthood had done everything in its power to promote sex to children and teenagers as is evident by a report done by American Life League. Their disregard for the welfare of children is just another example that all their care about is the mighty dollar and as the video at ALL shows, repeat business at the expense of our children.

We need to pray for our children and our country. We need to listen to God’s word and turn back to Him. Let’s pray for Victoria and Nicole, that thousands will join them in this effort to educate families regarding the harm done to our girls and women. Let’s put Cosmo magazine in the bag on the shelves of America, out of reach of our most precious gems, our children.

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A Challenge to Candidates and Voters on Abortion

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, released a statement today challenging candidates and voters of both parties to face the reality of abortion. “Those who support it, and speak in favor of its legality, should be willing to admit what it is. Yet in vain will you struggle to hear them say a single word describing the procedure,” Fr. Frank declared.

The Democratic National Convention was marked by speeches by prominent abortion supporters this week.

Fr. Frank announced a special project to help citizens challenge candidates to describe what they mean by the word “abortion.” The project can be found at www.priestsforlife.org/IsThisWhatYouMean.

Fr. Frank’s full statement can be found here: www.priestsforlife.org/articles/4303-challenge-to-candidates-voters

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Cracks in the Citadel: Planned Parenthood, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Rights and Catholics for Choice

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

As more truth is revealed the duplicity of the abortion industry, led by Planned Parenthood, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and Catholics for Choice, is being exposed. Now people are seeing the light through the cracks in the walls of the citadel of death.

Cases in point:

Karen Handle, former vice president of public policy for Komen for the Cure, recently released her new book, Planned Bullyhood, where she exposes the truth behind the Planned Parenthood funding battle with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the breast-cancer research charity, earlier this year. “She calls the organization “a bunch of schoolyard thugs.” She says Planned Parenthood has become “blatantly partisan.” But perhaps the harshest criticism in her new book . . . is reserved for the group’s president, Cecile Richards, who she says launched a “vicious mugging” of the charity, ultimately hurting women.” writes Abigail Pesta

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, gave her speech at the Democratic National Conference yesterday where she touted more misinformation in an effort to persuade voters into thinking that killing babies and having recreational sex are women’s health care issues; even going so far as to say that women are on the menu rather than at the table in the women’s rights discussion.

And Rev, Harry Knox, president and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, sidetracked the issue of religious freedom. In his article he quotes Bishop Tonyia Rawls who said that, “God gave free will and it is that very freedom that challenges and provokes in ways that lets the best of our beliefs shine through.”

But what is left out of the conversation is that God’s giving of free will is not an invitation to blatantly turn away from God and his Commandments. God gave us free will because he wants us to love Him and serve Him freely and of our own will. He does not want robots programmed to love Him but He also does not wish for us to defy Him and choose evil and death.

Bring down the pro-death walls and rebuild for life.

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LiveNews.com: Stupak Admits Obama Violated His Executive Order on Obamacare, Abortion

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Former Congressman Bart Stupak admitted during a panel discussion at the Democratic National Convention that he may have been hoodwinked by pro-abortion President Barack Obama over Obamacare.

Stupak was the holdout preventing the passage of the bill pro-life groups strenuously opposed because of its abortion-funding provisions. He negotiated what pro-life groups called a phony executive order from Obama that merely restated the bill’s provisions rather than prohibited abortion funding under it.

Now, Stupak, in video captured by the conservative blog Red State, admits the new Obama HHS mandate, that forces religious groups to pay for and refer women for abortion-causing drugs, violates Obamacare and the executive order.

“I am perplexed and disappointed that . . .

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Mrs. Obama Almost Makes You Forget That Her Husband Supports Killing Babies and Killing Natural Marriage. Almost…

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The First Lady of America took the grandstand last night in a rousing speech. As the emails flooded into my cache, with the pros and cons, I wrote back to one sincere young lady: “She looked beautiful and proves that she’s nearly as much a consummate skilled politician as her husband. She almost makes you forget that her husband supports killing babies and destroying natural marriage. Almost…”

In comparison to Mrs. Romney’s sincere and impassioned speech in support of her husband last week, Mrs. Obama’s speech was more glittering and glamorous. She skillfully moved through the controversial issues of abortion and homosexual marriage by drawing comparisons between the two leading candidates without ever mentioning her husband’s opponent’s name during the subtle attack on his candidacy.

Mrs. Obama’s efforts to pit the rich against the poor also fall short of the mark, when we consider that both candidates and their families are not poor people. The President and First Lady are not poor by a long shot. Both candidates also have humble beginnings in their ancestries. Neither the President nor the Governor have ancestors who have been slaves in America by the way.

What the First Lady didn’t mention is the high number of jobless families, and the astronomical debt her husband has run up in the name of entitlement during his tenure. This debt will fall on the backs of our children, at least those who don’t end up contracepted or aborted or not conceived in the first place.

However, after saying all of this, we can admit that both Mrs. Romney and Mrs. Obama have delivered stunning and memorable speeches in support and defense of their husbands. Women can be proud that two intelligent women are at the forefront of this year’s elections.

Women should also be very wary of an agenda that is very harmful to the female and family populations of America, which is the agenda that Mrs. Michelle Obama, the First Lady of America is promoting. The current administration supports programs and initiatives such as homosexual marriage and the HHS Mandate which delivers harmful chemical and medical procedures that are linked to strokes, heart attacks, breast cancer and a host of other ills that are harmful to the lives of babies and women.

The question that is continually being asked is: “What diseases do abortion and unnatural contraceptives cure?” Pregnancy and childbirth are not diseases, so how can abortion and harmful contraceptives help women? Who is on guard for the civil rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for women and babies who are being hurt, maimed and slaughtered in the name of birth control and abortion?

Of course, Mrs. Obama stayed away from these issues as much as she possibly could during her speech. It would be amazing if the women of America, if the voters of America could step away from the glory and the hype for a moment and put some of these questions before the First Lady and the President of the United States.

I’ll end with this one… All that glitters ain’t gold.

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