Transgender Rights and the Constitution

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An individual’s immutable biological sex is objectively determined by anatomy, physiology, or genetics at or before birth. A person may determine that they wish to be known by an alternative gender, but this does not void their biological gender identity.

Government and society is not obligated to grant special rights or privileges to those who change their biological sex. The Constitution already protects the civil rights of males and females. It was never the intent of the framers of the Constitution to grant special protection or civil rights to a new class of persons that is not supported by their biological identity.

When transgender individuals demand special rights for themselves because they personally identify as a sex other than that of their birth, they often infringe upon the rights of other persons. In the case of public restrooms, a person who is biologically a man and demands access to public restroom designated for females, violates the right of privacy and safety for females who use these facilities.

This example is one of many that arise when special rights are given to persons who change their gender identity. In every case, the rights of other persons must be impinged in order to grant special rights to those who change their birth gender.

The framers of the Constitution were well aware that homosexual and lesbian persons existed in their society. It was never the intention of the Constitution to grant special rights to these individuals. To the contrary, Thomas Jefferson wrote and spoke in opposition to these persons as violators of the laws that govern human behavior. When the government of the United States was founded, homosexuality was considered a capital offense.[1] In all of the original thirteen colonies and later, all fifty of the United States, sodomy was punished by severe penalties with several states invoking a sentence of death, such as New York, Vermont, Connecticut, and South Carolina.[2] Thomas Jefferson authored a bill that called for dismemberment as the punishment for sodomy in the state of Virginia.[3]

It is impossible to assert that the Constitution of the United States intended that persons who change their biological identity should be granted special protection.

The progressive movement views the Contitution as a document that should evolve over time with the changing opionions and ideas of society. All laws which govern human life are only valid if they are immutable and fixed for all time. Any generation which seeks to change the Constitution because of the changing opinions of society, will destroy the very fabric that has created this free and righteous nation.


NOTES:

[1] Robinson, B.A. (2003), “Criminalizing Same-Sex Behavior, Sodomy Laws” [On-line], URL: http://www.religioustolerance.org/hom_laws1.htm.
[2] Barton, David (2002), pp. 306,482 Original Intent (Aledo, TX: Wallbuilders), 3rd edition.
[3] Thomas Jefferson Library of Congress, Bill authored in: 1781, Query 14; cf. 1903, 1:226-227.

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Los Angeles Times Does Not Permit Comments by Christians

As with all mainline news agencies, the Los Angeles Times deleted the following text from their web site, immediately after it was posted. This, while permitting all types of disparaging comments against Republicans, Fox News, and Christians.

These comments were posted on the L.A. Times Site where an article describing Fox News Ignoring the protestors at Washington D.C. the day after President Trump’s Inauguration.

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Breaking Israel News Website: Readers Beware

For many years, Christians and Jews have lived together as friends with a common heritage. We both worship the same God, but have a difference of opinion regarding the Messiah. This has not stopped our love or friendship for each other, nor prevented a respectful and healthy dialogue.

This is until today, when I encountered a web site called: “Breaking Israel News.”

My first impressions of this web site was one of great excitement, as they discuss several of the current subjects that concern Israel, the rebuilding of the third Temple and the Messiah. I have recommended this site to several of my readers and used articles and quotes from Breaking Israel News.

Today I read an article regarding the prophecies of Daniel, chapter 9 and posted a comment regarding an extensive book that I wrote about this subject. The post was quickly deleted from Breaking Israel News. I wrote a second post and asked why I was not allowed to comment on this article as a Christian, using the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, this post was also immediately removed.

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Christian readers of Breaking Israel News should be aware that the owners of this site have a strong prejudice against Christians and do not care, nor want you to make any comments on their site that might conflict with their opinions. They are afraid that the truth of God’s word might be known to their readers and that they might discover that Jesus is the True Messiah.

This is unfortunate in that Christians are already heavily prejudiced by the world, and now we find that  our fellow Brother and Sister Jews, with which we share a deep and common heritage, also hate us and will not allow the expression of our opinions on certain web sites.

We pray that the hearts of the people who manage and own the Breaking Israel News web site will change their minds and permit an open, respectful, and thorough discussion of the many subjects that they write articles about.


Salvation Without Cost

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It is the greatest desire of man that he could live forever. There have been many books written, movies produced, and songs sung; that express our desire to live a life that would never end. When we think about the ceasing of our existence here on earth, it doesn’t make sense. How could we suddenly cease to exist? It is our sense of eternity and fear of death, that haunts us our entire life. The Bible states that God placed eternity within our heart when He made us, but none of us understands How to achieve it.

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT)

If there was a fee that could be paid in order to gain access to eternal life, it is certain that many wold endeavor to pay it. The reason that people explore religion in the first place is to understand what happens at the moment of death and seek to know if they will go on living after their body dies.

Amongst all religions of the world, there is a common thread: The fact that eternal life can be achieved, at a cost. Those who will acquire the right to live forever, must perform certain rituals, procedures, or follow a set of rules. Only the Bible reveals that eternal life is a free gift that cannot be purchased. God will give any person the right to live forever, without cost, if they will simply believe what He has said.

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

The way to heaven is not by a religion, it is through a person. Jesus has already purchased our salvation by the giving of His life. All that we must do is believe this and receive His gift. Continue reading “Salvation Without Cost”

Sodom and Gomorrah: The Gay Marriage and Same Sex Controversy

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Sodom and Gomorrah03What was the reason that God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah? When we examine all of the scriptures of the Bible regarding these two cites, we see a picture that helps us understand why so many people lost their lives. Genesis 18 and 19 describes the sins of those who inhabited these cities as “very grave,” necessitating fire and brimstone from heaven.[1] Jude wrote that the sin that is described in Genesis 18 was “sexual immorality,” and a people who had “gone after strange flesh.”[2] Peter described the destruction of these cities as an example of the judgment that God will inflict upon those who live sexually immoral lives.[3]

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When we read the story of Nineveh, this city had also reached a similar place of evil that required the judgment of God. When Jonah walked through the city and informed the inhabitants that God would destroy their city in forty days, all of the people ceased from their sins and turned to God in repentance. No destruction came to Nineveh.

JONAH SPEAKING TO THE PEOPLE OF NINEVEH:

Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them…Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it. Jonah 3:1-10

What we learn from these two examples is that God does not want to destroy the lives of human beings, He wants to save us from ourselves. It is not the will of God that evil should overtake our cities and destroy the beauty and serenity that is possible when people live together in peace.

As we examine who it was that determined that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah should be destroyed, we find that it was the pre incarnate Jesus in one of his many appearance in the Old Testament, who issued the order. As we examine the text of Genesis 17 and 18, we see that the LORD, and two angels had come to Abram and Sarai to announce that they would have a son, who would be the first in a long line of descendants that would bring the Messiah into the world. God was sending us a Savior, and this ninety-nine year old man and ninety year old woman would be the parents of the first descendant. Through this son, the entire world would be blessed. God was going to make a way that every person who has been born on the earth, could have all of their sins removed and obtain heaven as their eternal destiny.

It was while bringing this wonderful news to Abraham and Sarah, as they would later be known, that the LORD also determined to destroy two cites, whose inhabitants had digressed so far into sexual immorality that their continued existence would threaten the peace, and safety of every other city and people. This sin in Sodom and Gomorrah had existed for a very long time, with no repentance or desire to cease their immoral actions. When we examine the moments when God had determined that a nation should be destroyed for their unwillingness to turn from evil, we find that hundreds of years of forbearance were given to these nations by God. In the case of the Canaanites, God waited nearly 900 years before the order came for judgement. Continue reading “Sodom and Gomorrah: The Gay Marriage and Same Sex Controversy”

Comparing Christianity to Islam: Gospel of Peace vs. Mandate of Terror

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So far, in 2015, there have been 2,501 attacks by Islamic Terrorists; 178, just in the month of November.[1]

Since the attack on America at the Twin Towers in New York City, on September 11, 2001, Islamic Terrorists have carried out 27, 290 attacks, world-wide.[9]

Number of terror attacks by the followers of Jesus during the same period: -0-

With the advent of radical fundamentalists Muslims who take their religion to such an extreme that they kill non believers; many critics of Christianity claim that fundamentalists followers of Jesus are no different.

The Crusades which took place from 1095-1291, were ordered by the leaders of the Catholic Church,[10] who murdered millions of Muslims. This event is often cited as the reference to assert claims that Christianity has committed similar events to those of Muslims, which is historically, incorrect.

Over the course of human history, there have been many groups of people who have hijacked religion and use their ancient scriptures to justify atrocities that they wish to commit. When we examine the actual words of Jesus in the New Testament, we find that He never instructed any of His followers to kill people who refuse to believe. In fact, we see just the opposite. A great majority of the fifth chapter of Matthew’s gospel describes Jesus’ instructions to His followers in how they should respond to people:

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But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, Matthew 5:44

But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. Matthew 5:39

You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, “Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. Matthew 5:21-22

Only the Catholic Church is guilty of the horrendous acts of the Crusades. There were millions of other Christians throughout the world during that time, who never participated in, nor condoned, these unjust actions. At no time in the history of the world, has the Christian Church as a whole, ever participated in the murder of non believers, nor have they ever taken up arms against any people in order to convert them to Christianity.[11]

President Obama said the following, regarding Christians and their past behavior, at the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 5, 2015, in Washington, D.C:

“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history,” he told the group, speaking of the tension between the compassionate and murderous acts religion can inspire. “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

Continue reading “Comparing Christianity to Islam: Gospel of Peace vs. Mandate of Terror”

I.S.I.S Comes to Steal, Kill, and Destroy: The Reason and Source of Terrorism

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In this article we will examine the true source of terrorism in the world today and who is really orchestrating the reign of death and chaos that has plagued our planet.

The Bible distinguishes the events of the last days from all other periods of human history. During this time, one group of people will bring the world to its knees by its reign of terror. Today, the greatest threat to peace in the world is the radical Islamic Terrorists of ISIS/ISIL.

The Bible reveals that the true leader of this mass horde of murderers is satan. If we compare the list of activities that the people of ISIS carry out all over the earth, their mission and manifesto are precisely the same as satan.

The devil has one mission on the earth: to seek out and destroy as many human lives as possible. Jesus said that those who murder and create terror on the earth are the son’s and daughters of the devil. The true family of God are those who pursue peace and seek to love people. We see this illustrated in the words of Jesus as He confronts the religious leaders of Israel. These men claimed that their religion ensured that they were the true followers of God. Continue reading “I.S.I.S Comes to Steal, Kill, and Destroy: The Reason and Source of Terrorism”

The Selectively Offended

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Today, we live during a period of history when the rights and freedoms afforded to all Americans by the First Amendment are being eroded and redefined.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

There is a group of individuals who are offended by what certain people say or write and therefore assert that those who express themselves in offensive ways, should be silenced. The problem with this view of speech is that the people who make these claims, selectively choose what is offensive and what is not. Essentially, anything that you write or say that they do not agree with, is deemed offensive language and should be censored.

Continue reading “The Selectively Offended”

Winning The War On Christmas

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It is only November 9th and already there is news across America that malls and department stores are cutting Christ out of Christmas. Several malls have eliminated Christmas trees, and all references to Jesus and His birth. Starbucks has introduced a Holiday cup that simply has their green logo on a plain red cup.

Whatever the excuses retailers give for their elimination of Christ from Christmas; not offending certain people of other religions, or wanting to remain neutral and non religious, the end result is an assault on the tradition that Christmas is to millions of Americans and people around the world.

What we can we do about it

Vote with your cash. This year, patronize malls and stores that celebrate the traditional Christmas season with trees, lights, and traditional emblems that represent what Christmas really is: When God gave us the gift of His Son, and we celebrate by giving our gifts to those that we love. Tell store owners that you are offended and you want Christ to stay in your Christmas celebration.

It may be hard, it might cost you a little, but it is really the only way that we can persuade the owners and managers of stores and malls that we want Christmas to stay the way it has been for a very long time. Tell those in charge how you feel. Write letters. Speak to the managers of malls and stores. Tell them that if they will not keep Christ in Christmas, and put up the traditional decorations of Christmas in their stores and shopping centers, you will not spend your money at their places of business.

It is really just that simple.