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Pat Robertson Says 'You Have To Be Deaf, Dumb And Blind' To Believe In Young Earth Creationism

Fielding a question about the age of the Earth on today’s “700 Club,” Pat Robertson once again criticized Young Earth Creationists who believe the Earth is approximately 6,000 years old. Robertson, who earlier this year described Young Earth Creationism as “a joke,” today said, “You have to be deaf, dumb and blind to think that this Earth that we live in only has 6,000 years of existence, it just doesn’t, I’m sorry.” 

“To deny the clear record that’s there before us makes us looks silly,” he said. “There’s no way that all this that you have here took place in 6,000 years, it just couldn’t have been done, couldn’t possibly have been done.”

Robertson may have to take this up with his own TV network, which promotes Young Earth Creationist material and publishes articles claiming that opposition to Young Earth Creationism is heretical.

Many Christians believe that the world is very old based on fossil records that are presumably dated at millions of years. Indeed the dispute between an old earth and a young earth is hotly debated within the Christian community. Unfortunately, those who subscribe to an old earth theory do not realize the enormity of their compromise.

The compromise is that as soon as one allows for an earth millions of years old, then one has accepted death, bloodshed, disease and suffering before Adam’s sin. In other words, the Garden of Eden would have been seated upon a mountain of dead animal bones. This doesn’t sound much like paradise.



Now if the world were millions of years old as suggested by evolutionists, blood was shed and death occurred before Adam's original sin. This would destroy the foundation of the atonement brought by the death of Christ on the cross. According to 1 Corinthians 15:54, sin and death have been swallowed up in victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Thus the enormity of compromise is revealed. To believe in evolution undermines the entire gospel message of Jesus Christ. All Christians believe that Jesus Christ suffered physical death and shed His blood because death was the penalty for sin. Therefore, teaching millions of years of death, disease and suffering before Adam sinned, is a direct attack on the foundation and message of the Cross.

Peter LaBarbera Censors Michael Sam Kiss, Claims Sam Will Help Destroy Civilization

Peter LaBarbera is incensed that he had to see a picture of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after he learned that he would be drafted by the St. Louis Rams.

LaBarbera censored the picture on the homepage of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, explaining that “AFTAH will block homosexual kisses because they are indecent and teach impressionable youth that perversion is OK.”

Like other anti-gay activists, he criticized Sam and warned he “could lead many young men astray by popularizing a grievous sin” and push American culture “willy-nilly into godlessness and sexual/gender chaos. But no civilization that glories in sexual immorality will survive in the long run.”

LaBarbera previously called Sam “deluded” and prayed he would “become an ex-gay.”

Don Jones did NOTHING wrong for calling this sinful act “horrible.”
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Please pray for this lost soul, Michael Sam, who could lead many young men astray by popularizing a grievous sin. It is tragic that the establishment power structure–media, Hollywood, academia, the corporate world–now reward those who embrace homosexuality, and punish those who oppose it. The very opposite of anti-sodomy laws, huh? Yes, America is now, morally speaking, an upside-down culture–descending willy-nilly into godlessness and sexual/gender chaos. But no civilization that glories in sexual immorality will survive in the long run.

Christians and those who haven’t yet drunk the “gay” kool-aid need to boldly proclaim the politically incorrect truths surrounding this issue: the fact that many men and women have left homosexuality behind (ex-”gays”); the very real threat that “gay rights” activism poses to our First Amendment and religious freedoms; and the stunningly disproportionate link between homosexual practice and disease–e.g., a new CDC report documenting that a whopping 84 percent of primary and secondary male syphilis cases now are tied to homosexual sex.

Sounds to me like a behavior that ought to be discouraged, not celebrated. God bless.

Starbucks Ruined Peter LaBarbera's Mother's Day With 'Alphabetic Homoerotic Embrace'

Peter LaBarbera said today that his Mother’s Day was ruined by the sight of “snuggling Starbucks lesbians” in an ad the coffee company put out to mark the holiday.

The Americans for Truth about Homosexuality president was angry that the ad not only included a “deviant and immoral” lesbian couple but also featured what he considered to be “an alphabetic homoerotic embrace.”

LaBarbera lamented that a boycott of the coffee chain, championed by anti-gay groups including the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council, has grown “anemic” and called for a new pressure campaign to reach Starbucks executives who “aren’t acting like they fear the consumer power of mobilized religious conservatives.”

For Mother’s Day Starbucks released the commercial below, voiced by Oprah Winfrey and hawking a new “Oprah Chai” tea. The ad celebrates all sorts of moms–including the “two moms are better than one mom”–shown with the affectionate lesbian “moms” at right and the “M’s” in “MOM” in what I suppose is an alphabetic homoerotic embrace. Messages like this no long shock a post-Christian America shaped in part by decadent corporations pandering to the highly organized LGBT lobby. Starbucks already has sold its corporate soul (is that an oxymoron?) to the homosexual agenda. Its executives made that clear in 2012 when they defiantly rebuffed a boycott threat by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and affirmed that support for homosexual “marriage” is a “core” Starbucks value.

The NOM “Dump Starbucks” boycott that followed seems anemic two years later (only 68,200 pledges)–but Starbucks [877-421-9062] remains a plump target for a more effectual and better organized boycott. Let’s face it: finding substitutes for overpriced yuppie coffee is pretty easy. We’ll see what happens, but one thing is certain: Starbucks execs are not backing down in their support of sexual sin and they surely aren’t acting like they fear the consumer power of mobilized religious conservatives.



As for single moms, our hearts go out to the many women who find themselves struggling to provide for their children with no dad in the house. But at least in most cases, single moms did not set out to deny their kids a father–just as single straight dads–unlike homosexual two-”dad” households–did not intentionally create motherless homes. And unlike those snuggling Starbucks lesbians in the ad below, single moms are not modeling deviant and immoral behavior condemned by God to their innocent children.

Sandy Rios Wonders If Feminists Only Care About Nigeria Kidnappings Because They Don't Realize Victims Are Christians

Last week on her radio show, Sandy Rios speculated that the only reason the State Department and feminists care about the kidnappings of hundreds of girls in Nigeria is because they don’t realize that many of the girls targeted by Boko Haram are Christians.

Rios, the American Family Association’s government affairs director, said she was just asking the question about whether feminists would care about the kidnapped girls if they knew about their religion.

The Department of State is offering a reward of up to $7 million leading to [Abubakar Shekau’s] location, of course it’s because he’s kidnapping girls, I guess he did the wrong thing now, it’s not that they’re Christians, it’s that they’re girls, and now the feminists are — I wonder if the feminists know that these girls are Christians because maybe they wouldn’t be so upset. I don’t know. That’s how weird this is getting.

Christian Post Writer Says Extreme Weather Is Not Climate Change, But A Sign Of The End Times

Christian Post blogger Michael Bresciani writes this week that changes in the climate are indeed taking place, but not due to human activities such as fossil fuel emissions. Instead, he says extreme weather is the result of “homosexuality, abortion [and] general sexual preoccupation,” which according to Bresciani is bringing about the End Times and the coming of the Antichrist.

He responds to the release of the National Climate Assessment by arguing that the earth is experiencing the “‘birth pangs’ for a planet about to meet its creator” that comes from “unbridled perversion,” and not “because of global warming or man-made climate change.”

All that the bible reveals about climate changed is part of the pre-millennial prophetic message. It does say that earthquakes and violent storms, fires and other natural disasters will occur with greater intensity and frequency as the ‘last days’ approach, but it clearly says these are ‘birth pangs’ for a planet about to meet its creator. It does not attribute any of these portents to global warming or a man-made global carbon footprint – sorry.

After almost a half of a century spent studying and teaching on the prophecies of the second coming of Christ I can say with absolute confidence that this world does not end because of global warming or man-made climate change. It does not play into the prophecies of the last days at all.

The second coming of Christ is not precipitated by the heating up of the planet, but by the burning desire of men to live in unbridled perversion and sin. The world’s last dictator does not spring on an unsuspecting world just going about its business as usual, he comes on the wings of a new intense penchant for everything perverted, liberal and dehumanizing being accepted across the globe.

Homosexuality, abortion, general sexual preoccupation and sleazy self-serving politics and world governance brings the antichrist to his short lived rule over a reprobate and dying world. Global warming will be the least of our worries.

Sorry Mr. Obama, your facts are fallacy and the subject of climate change is also above your pay grade.

Rick Wiles Points To 'Game Of Thrones' Tweet To Prove Obama Is The Antichrist

Rick Wiles believes that a Game of Thrones-inspired image of President Obama that the White House posted on Twitter as a joke during the White House Correspondents Dinner, is actually a sign of the End Times and Obama’s demonic nature. Wiles, who was once worried that Obama would declare himself God and wondered if a fly landing on the president proved that he is a demon, invited evangelists Augusto Perez and Steve Quayle onto “TruNews” to discuss the tweet on his radio broadcast on Friday.

Perez claimed that the tweet is just a “little side” of “a big dark conspiracy” to bring about “hell on earth,” while Wiles wondered why other evangelists aren’t calling out Obama for clearly being the Antichrist:

If there was a politician who came to power in another nation, a powerful nation, who had Obama’s identification mystery, his same association with the occult, his worship as a deity, his spying and surveillance powers, his war making powers, his persecution of Christians around the world through his policies, if there was another person like that in power in another nation, American Christians would be shouting that that person is the Antichrist, that he has appeared.

Perez linked the tweet to gay rights victories, including the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell:

“All of this weird stuff going on, this image of him seated on a feathered throne, supposedly it’s swords, with a crossbow and what looks like eggs, it’s so weird,” Perez said. “You have to be able to connect the dots. The release of evil that is taking place in recent years, all kinds of things, the legislation that has been passed, corrupting the military on purpose, sodomy, bestiality, homosexuality, things that are meant to demoralize the Armed Forces and demoralize this people, same-sex marriage.”

Wiles then likened Obama to the ancient Assyrian king Sennacherib, saying that “all this man has done has been to bring immorality to the highest level it’s ever been in this country and export it around the world.”

Not to be outdone, Quayle told Wiles that Obama in 2008 accepted the Democratic presidential nomination from “Satan’s throne,” adding: “I want to make it clear, you cannot put ‘Obama’ and ‘nation’ together without coming up with ‘Obamanation.’”

“This guy is a demoniac,” Wiles said.

Larry Klayman Says Americans Must Overthrow Obama To Honor Holocaust Victims

Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman writes this weekend in WorldNetDaily that his campaign to literally overthrow President Obama through a popular uprising and military coup is just like the fight in Star Wars against “the Empire and its Darth Vaders like Obama, Holder [and] Reid” and that overthrowing the president is necessary to honor Holocaust victims.

Klayman, who was recently profiled in the Washington Post Magazine, cites the “never again” slogan to support his anti-Obama efforts: “Let us do so with the memory of over 6 million Jews, Catholics, other Christians, and mentally and physically infirm who were tortured, raped, gassed and burned alive in Adolf Hitler’s concentration camps. Never again! Never again!”

But it comes as no surprise that the Empire comprised of the likes of President Barack Hussein Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has called the Bundys and their supporters “domestic terrorists” and Reid’s lackey, Neil Kornze, who is a former aide to this truly evil senator, now head of BLM, are now illegally using federal power, such as the FBI, to investigate and likely prosecute those citizens who exercised their Second Amendment rights to successfully, for now, defend the Bundys, the nation and themselves from government tyranny. The Russian Putinesque behavior of these corrupt government officials and agencies is exactly what the framers of the Constitution intended the Second Amendment and other amendments, such as the Fourth and First, to be used for. The Second Amendment and its right to bear and use arms, and for We the People to have militias, in the truest sense of the word, were the result of identical behavior, with far less firepower than exists today, by King George III in the years leading up to and during the American Revolution. And, just like Obama, Reid and their goons, King George III struck back mercilessly, using every weapon at his disposal.

As during biblical and American revolutionary times, David is destined to prevail over Goliath, with the help of our Lord and Savior.



In the name of liberty and freedom, now let us, We the People, sound our own battle cry. Let us do so by pledging our allegiance to the nation, ourselves and our loved ones. Let us do so with the memory of over 6 million Jews, Catholics, other Christians, and mentally and physically infirm who were tortured, raped, gassed and burned alive in Adolf Hitler’s concentration camps. Never again! Never again! Never again will government power and evil officials get free reign to use the power of the state to destroy liberty and freedom and annihilate the people.

To Obama, Reid and their henchmen, including the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency, who undoubtedly are digging up dirt as we speak to give to government authorities like the FBI to smear and destroy the Bundys, their supporters and all of us who stand tall against their government tyranny, I say, “Go to Hell.” We will not back down from defending our rights and saving our country, no matter how you attempt to coerce and intimate us into remaining silent. While not demonstrating the eloquence of Thomas Jefferson or Patrick Henry, let us hope the Empire and its Darth Vaders like Obama, Holder, Reid and BLM’s Kornze get the message so we can avoid bloodshed and the sad consequences of what has now sadly become the Second American Revolution.

Kevin Swanson Wonders If Beyoncé Is Possessed By Demons

Religious Right talk show host Kevin Swanson believes that Beyoncé Knowles’ former persona, Sasha Fierce, may be a demon who has brought the pop star into Satanism.

“That’s multiple personality or that’s demon possession or that’s psychosis,” the Generations Radio host said last week. “People used to have to be taken off to insane asylums if they introduced other characters in their lives, these are people who are going to wind up in insane asylums, mental institutes for things like demon possession or psychosis.”

In January, American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer similarly claimed that Sasha Fierce is a demonic spirit.

Later in his program, Swanson lamented that homosexuality is no longer considered “one of the most devastating sins” because “it tore everything up, it tore relationships up, it tore families up, it destroyed sexuality.”

“What’s shifted now, it’s this incredible demonic shift, where what used to be the most devastating, the most horrific thing that could ever happen to a family, has become the highest virtue,” he said.

Anti-Gay Activists Were 'Grossed Out' By Michael Sam's 'Cringe-Inducing' Kiss

It didn’t take long for the anti-gay Right to respond in shock to college football player Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after receiving a call notifying him that he was being drafted by the St. Louis Rams.

Before Sam was even drafted, lobbyist David Burkman announced that he and a “coalition of Evangelical Christian leaders from across the nation” would organize a “relentless” boycott of whichever NFL team drafted the openly gay defensive end.

When Sam was shown receiving the good news, a mortified Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality tweeted about the player’s “perversion.”

American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer tweeted that people who truly love Sam “would urge him toward therapy,” and in his column today encouraged the NFL to meet “privately with Michael Sam to urge him in the strongest possible terms to pursue reparative therapy in the hopes of saving his life.”

“[T]he only people who truly care for Mr. Sam are those who love him enough to tell him the truth about the health risks of homosexual behavior,” he added.

The editor-in-chief of Herman Cain’s website, Best of Cain, was also upset about the “cringe-inducing” “public homosexual displays of affection.” Dan Calabrese wrote that “the natural inclination of the human being to look at two men kissing and say, ‘Ewwww!’” actually “comes from God,” and acceptance of gay people amounts to “rebellion against God.”

Cue the media, which couldn't tell us enough how wonderful it was that the openly homosexual Sam - upon hearing the news he was drafted - laid a smooch on his boyfriend on live TV. Look, everyone! See two men kissing each other! How wonderful!

And it was only a matter of time until someone who thought it was actually kind of cringe-inducing said so publicly, and that someone turned out to be Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones. He tweeted the following succinct commentary: "omg . . . horrible"

Please note: That is not allowed.

The rules are simple. People who wish to engage in PHDA (public homosexual displays of affection) will do so as openly as they like. The media will show these PHDAs to us repeatedly and at every opportunity. You are to watch. You have a choice between expressing your glee or saying nothing. However, if you are asked what you think, you must say it is wonderful. This is mandatory.



What the culture is trying to do to Don Jones - now with the full buy-in of the NFL - is to force a reprogramming of people's natural reaction to things. It insists on showing us pictures of two men kissing, and when we don't react to that positively, saying to us: You ignoramuses! You don't mind when NFL draftees kiss their girlfriends! This is no different!



And because this comes from God, so too does the natural inclination of the human being to look at two men kissing and say, "Ewwww!" Many people don't want to see it. That's why we chose not to show the kiss in the photo above. I can't rail against the media for shoving that image in our faces and then shove it in your face.

The culture that is in fullscale rebellion against God attacks this natural inclination, but it is still there. I don't think it was particularly wise for Don Jones to tweet what he did, but why do the gay-is-wonderful people have the right to put any image and any message they want in front of us, while no one has the right to give their honest reaction to it?

What the Dolphins did to Don Jones is the latest triumph of fascism. It is the controlling of people's thoughts and their expressions thereof. It matters not at all that the government is not the official perpetrator of this control. The source is a political movement, and it happens to be the very political movement that supports the people in power in this country at the moment.

But more to the point, the culture is demanding that people reject the Word of God on the matter of homosexuality, or pay the price.

4 WINDS Christian Athletics denounced the NFL for “caving into the homosexual agenda”:

The floodgates of immorality have increased dramatically in sports. An NFL team has drafted an open homosexual player, the USA Olympic Committee is promoting homosexuality, and Nike is funding a gay marriage political action committee (PAC) in Oregon.

The St. Louis Rams selected Michael Sam in the seventh round of the NFL draft. After being selected, Sam kissed his gay lover on ESPN in celebration.



"There has always been sinners in sports as sports is a reflection of society. However, the floodgates of immorality have dramatically increased over the last few years," says 4 WINDS President Steve McConkey. "Sports people throughout the world are caving into the homosexual agenda."

Judson Phillips of Tea Party Nation also defended those who “were grossed out by the spectacle of two men kissing on TV,” arguing that the NFL should lose its tax-exempt status if it continues to “push an agenda.”

He was drafted and in what was very clearly a scripted movement for television, he kissed another man.

The reaction was quick.

Many Americans were grossed out by the spectacle of two men kissing on TV. Many were appalled by what was obviously a staged event to push an agenda.



Over the last few years, the NFL has become much more of an arm of the political left. From the Baltimore Ravens pitching Obamacare to the NFL’s implied threats to move the Super Bowl from Arizona if Governor Jan Brewer did not veto Arizona’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the NFL is acting like an arm of Organizing for Obama.

Perhaps it is time for real Americans to say enough. If the NFL wants to be political, then it can be. We don’t have to watch the NFL and we should ask our Senators and Congressmen why the NFL remains a tax-exempt organization?

Star Parker: Tea Party Is 'The Last Chapter' Of Fights 'Against Slavery And Racism'

Conservative pundit Star Parker is citing a Pew poll on views of the Tea Party to claim that African Americans are increasingly embracing the right-wing movement and that the Tea Party “message is reaching and beginning to touch black Americans.”

The Pew survey, which was published in October, showed that negative impressions of the Tea Party had actually increased rapidly. Pew found that 49 percent of the public had an unfavorable view of the Tea Party (up from 45 percent in the last poll in June), and the Tea Party’s favorability rating plummeted seven points to 30 percent. 

Positive views of the Tea Party also dropped among black respondents, with its favorability plunging from just 29 percent to 25 percent. In fact, compared to whites and Hispanics, no group has a lower view of the Tea Party than African Americans.

And yet, Parker cites this poll as good news for the Tea Party, which she sees as a continuation of the struggles against slavery and racism.

I reported a few weeks ago that in a recent Pew survey about the tea party, 25 percent of blacks expressed a favorable opinion about the movement – just 6 points less than the favorability rating among whites.

No, I am not hanging out any “Mission Accomplished” banners.

But those who have been working, in good faith, and against aggressive and well-financed opposition, to help black Americans appreciate that their future lies in the ideals of freedom, are starting to see results.

No Americans have suffered more from the improper use of government and abuse of political power than black Americans. No Americans will benefit more from reforms that will permit greater freedom and ownership than black Americans.

The tea party movement, which sprung up from the hearts, minds and common sense of regular working Americans to restore American greatness by refocusing on the ideals of freedom, has touched everyone.

The fact that the message is reaching and beginning to touch black Americans is good news for everyone – maybe most of all blacks themselves.

America is about fighting for freedom. It began with settlers fighting a foreign empire. The struggle continued against slavery and racism.

The tea party is but the latest chapter.
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