Keep Your Kids Home?

Keep Kids Home?

Keep Kids Home?

In 2009, California’s liberal legislators, along with our liberal Governor Schwarzenegger, established by law “Harvey Milk Day,” requiring all public K-12 schools to conduct “exercises” to honor Mr. Milk, each May. Alarmingly, Harvey Milk was a homosexual activist and county supervisor in San Francisco, who (according to a favorable and sordid biography, in 1982) repeatedly engaged as a predator in adult-child sex, advocated for multiple homosexual relationships at the same time, and told a very public lie about his military career.

[See this 3-minute SaveCalifornia.com documented video:

“The Real Harvey Milk”]

Since science cannot prove anyone is “born gay,” are these really the values we want our children taught in public schools? Some California parents, wanting to protect their children from this LGBT agenda and propaganda, each year seek to find out if and how their children’s public school plans to honor Mr. Milk, and then consider whether to keep them home that day!

This year Harvey Milk Day is scheduled for Sunday, May 22, and schools are expected to have lessons or “exercises” to honor him on Friday, 20th or Monday, the 23rd. If you keep your kids home, be sure to let their teacher and principal know why!

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Protecting our Women and Girls

It is Mother’s Day and I’m concerned.

All Gender Restroom SignYou see, California legislators are getting on the train of states considering “bathroom bills” to correct alleged “transsexual” discrimination. They are starting with a law to require single-use public restrooms be changed to “all gender” facilities, identifying “transgender” as a third gender. Each politically correct concession reduces the privacy and respect previously devoted to our mothers, wives, and daughters.

First, I’m concerned about the precedence this Assembly Bill (AB 1732) sets in accommodating a very small group of “transsexuals,” who either have a sexual fetish or the psychological disorder known as Gender Identity Dysphoria (GID). This self-identification and expression has no scientific or biological basis and Continue reading

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God’s Not Dead! (He’s Not Even Sick!)

God's Not Dead 2April has brought America the highly anticipated sequel to the Pure Flix movie from 2014, GOD’S NOT DEAD. Like the original film, GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 challenges American Christians to grapple with the fact that freedom to express their faith is under fire.

In the two-hour, PG-rated film, Grace Wesley is a conscientious Christian and public high school history teacher. When she answers some honest questions about Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., posed to her in the classroom by a struggling, seeking student, she soon finds herself in trouble and at the forefront of a crusade … to prove that God is still not dead.

When Grace refuses to apologize for her brief classroom response, where she quoted some words of Jesus, from the Gospel of Matthew, the school board votes to suspend her and threatens to revoke her teaching certificate. Finally, a zealous civil liberties group drags her into court, where they seek to leverage her “religious” responses, as a way to drive the anti-religious wedge even deeper than it already is.

The film’s fictional “test case” sheds light on some now commonly held notions and misconceptions about the legal “separation of church and state” and could have effectively expelled God from the classroom–and the public square–once and for all!  However, it is indisputable that current religious freedoms are indeed taking a hit in our culture. The list of real-life, legal challenges, seen scrolling at the end of the credits, aptly illustrates this.

Michael Scott, producer and founding partner of the Christian-film-distribution company Pure Flix, says “Cases where the religious freedoms of everyday men and women are being restricted by courts and government agencies are sadly quite common today.” He went on to explain their purpose for producing this film: “Our hope is that we can start a conversation in the country with this movie, about how critical the right to believe—and to talk about that belief in public—is to our nation.”

Entertainer Pat Boone appears in the film, as a supportive grandfather to the lead character. When “Saturday Night Live” presented a parody skit about “God’s Not Dead 2”, Pat was quick to publicly say he felt it was offensive to Christians, Jews and homosexuals, and thinks the long-running show is feeding cynicism in America.

In this case, he said, “it’s particularly scurrilous and irresponsible because they presented ‘God’s Not Dead 2’ as if we were dealing with homosexuality or in some way with Christian-Judaism conflict and the film has nothing to do with any of that. They made it up totally because they literally wanted to back us (Christians) into a corner on the subject of homosexuality, and of course, the film had nothing whatsoever to do with it.”

In the skit, “God is a Boob Man,” a woman is forced by a Jewish ACLU lawyer to declare that “God is gay.” The 82-year-old singer says, “If I were in the homosexual community, or if I were Jewish, I would be just as irate as being presented fallaciously and ridiculously as the militant homosexuals are in their parody because they are demanding things that would embarrass any responsible homosexual, and I know quite a few,” he said. “They would not like to be presented as being so idiotic as trying to prove in court that God is gay. That presents them in a horrible light and very bigoted light.”

GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 began showings on April 1 and it continues in a limited number of theaters. Stand up for religious freedom. Take someone with you. See it this week!

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Celebrating Our Emancipation!

Did you notice that the tax man came a little later this year? Instead of our income tax returns being due on April 15, we all received a three-day extension, until April 18.

The reason seems to be there is a little known holiday, Emancipation Day, which is observed in the District of Columbia, every April 16. Because that fell this year on a Saturday, it was legally celebrated on Friday, April 15 and treated in D.C. as a federal holiday, for tax filing purposes.

President Lincoln

President Lincoln

The holiday marks the anniversary of the day, in 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act, freeing about 3,100 slaves, who were living in the Federal District, and compensating their former owners. The following year, he would sign an “executive order,” the Emancipation Proclamation, giving freedom to over three million slaves.

It seems fitting that, this year, the observance of Lincoln’s freeing the D.C. slaves precedes the Jewish annual observance of Moses freeing the Hebrew slaves from Egypt, some 3,000 years ago.

The biblical account of the Exodus begins with a lamb being sacrificed for each Jewish home and its blood being applied to the doorposts and lentil on the entrance to each home. God’s Death Angel came that night and killed the first-born child in each home in Egypt. However, the angel “passed over” the homes where the blood of the lamb had been applied. The Jewish festival which “remembers” that special night is known as the Passover (Pesach).

The Egyptian Pharaoh relented and urged Moses and the Hebrew slaves to leave, in hopes the Hebrew God Jehovah would end the plagues/judgments, on the Egyptian people. But then, Pharaoh and his army pursued the Hebrews (and converts to their faith), who were miraculously saved, as they were able to cross the Red Sea on dry ground. Shortly afterwards, the Hebrews watched as Pharaoh and his army drowned, as the water-walls collapsed over them.

This Jewish “emancipation day” is a picture of Jesus’ sacrificial and substitutional death on the cross. The Hebrews’ miraculous deliverance from the enemy army pictures for us our emancipation from the slavery of Satan’s control and into the freedoms of God’s Kingdom!

Hallelujah! Let’s celebrate! “…if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed!”

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Christ is Risen–Indeed!

Easter LillyThese beautiful days of spring cause me to smile—just to be alive! Here in California, my rose bushes are already blooming and my fig tree is starting to show fruit!

I also found these recent days of Lent, leading up to Resurrection Sunday, were so spiritually significant, as well. We were reminded that God knows us personally. He loves us and cares for us each day. He desires the very best for us! He really does!

He is not surprised by our sins and failures. In fact, He knows our weaknesses better than we do ourselves! And, He has provided an infinitely adequate remedy in the Person of His Son—who lived for us; who died for us; who rose again from the dead, FOR US!

Now, God has given His Holy Spirit to indwell us—to live the life of God in us—to produce the life of Christ through us: to empower us to be what we ought to be and what we sincerely desire to be. All the resources we need for life here and now—and in the eternal future—God has given us in His Son! Join me in rejoicing in these truths during this post-Easter season, as we now look forward toward Pentecost Sunday!

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

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California could decide the Republican winner!

Presidential SealFox News has announced it has cancelled a GOP debate that had been scheduled for Monday, March 20 in Salt Lake City. With Donald Trump preferring to focus on speeches, rather than more debates, the number-three-Republican-candidate John Kasich also pulled out. Ted Cruz said he would be happy to debate either or both of the other candidates, but Fox decided to fold up its debate stage.

This means that there will be no further Republican debates before the June 7th primaries in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. With California’s winner-take-all-of-the-172-delegates primary as the biggest prize of all the states, the Golden State could decide the Republican winner!

So, to vote in the “closed” Republican primary election on June 7, one must be a registered Republican. You can do this online, on or before May 23rd, on the Secretary of State’s website: www.sos.ca.gov/. Also, voters who have moved to a new, permanent residence, changed their names or political party choice must RE-REGISTER.

Because of the high level of emotion and interest in the candidates and issues this year, some Democrats are reported to be re-registering as Republicans, so they can affect that party’s decisions. That may help push a candidate to the top of the ticket, who may or may not be able to beat her majesty Hillary or even the socialist Sanders.

Bi-partisan concerns abound for pro-life and pro-family voters of both parties concerning marriage, morals and children. A “Presidential Report Card on the Natural Family,” comparing Republican candidates on such issues as protecting marriage for one man and one woman, protecting your constitutional rights of conscience, and upholding good role models for kids.

Let’s have high-turnout, highly-informed and honest primary elections this year! Register. Pray. VOTE.

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America Decides its Future

U_S_-Constitution-U_S_-Flag As the political processes of both parties proceed and America decides its future, Franklin Graham, son of respected evangelist Billy Graham, is holding prayer rallies in all 50 state capitals this year. He and his team will be in Sacramento on March 31, as part of this unprecedented Decision America Tour.

Mr. Graham is concerned for our country and its future and says, “No political party or candidate is capable of providing the solution. Only God can turn our nation and the hearts of its people.” That why he has initiated this spiritual tour across America to “call churches and Christians to repentance and prayer for our land.”

While the evangelist neither demonizes nor deifies any candidate, he does believe “a secular worldview, hostile to biblical values, has overrun our culture and permeated our government…This cannot continue if our children and grandchildren are to live in a country that still recognizes God and upholds religious liberty.”

With over 40 state capitals still scheduled on this 2016 Decision America Tour, the outreach reports that thousands of people, at each stop, have pledged to pray fervently and faithfully for our nation, take an active stand for Jesus Christ in their homes and communities, and vote for the candidates they believe are most likely to uphold biblical values and the principles of religious freedom.

Will you do the same? Pray. Vote. Engage.

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