Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people says this but who in Washington D.C cares?
Sleepy Basement Joe and his ‘…administration has already made some changes to the White House’s online contact method. The form gives users the possibility to list their preferred pronouns, with possible responses including “she/her,” “he/him,” “they/them,” “other,” and “prefer not to share.” The website also offers extended options of user prefixes, with “Mx.,” “other (please specify),” and “none” listed alongside the more conventional “Mr.,” “Ms.,” “Mrs.,” and “Dr.”
The alteration was praised by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, which said that the move symbolizes a step toward inclusivity.
“On Day One, the Biden administration has taken immediate steps to include trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people in the conversation,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.’https://www.blabber.buzz/blab/pop/1023706-white-house-turns-progressive-with-the-flick-of-a-switch-now-all-of-the-genders-represented?utm_source=c-alrt&utm_medium=c-alrt-email&utm_term=c-alrt-Yahoo&utm_content=1Gfc7nxc8DgkoxAovhbZkA2PhnVZg
Why do we wonder why America and the West are going through these tumultuous times when stupid sinful decisions like this are made at the top that will impact society for generations to come? These people will certainly have a lot to answer for at the Great White Throne!
This is really a sad story for it seems, all too often the government has funds for the foolish things in life but not for those folk that really matter.
‘We have allowed our farmers on the brink of financial ruin to cash in food vouchers to feed their families while hipsters are handed thousands of dollars to “experiment” with paint brushes. But instead of sheepishly pocketing their cash and disappearing into artistic obscurity, these artists want more money.
And the broader community of artists has become so consumed by identity politics that they now want money to be taken away from organisations with too many white people and too many men and given to those with more “diverse” resumes. Their ideology stems from the entitled belief it is their right to pocket the $177 million annual funding pool given to the Australia Council for Arts. The mechanisms by which we distribute tax dollars are broken. Meanwhile, the Australian Government has kicked 1300 Queensland farmers off household assistance. The $244 weekly payment was helping feed the children of farmers battling one of the worst droughts in living memory. Anyone who says we cannot afford to help these people is a fool. We have the money, it is just going to the wrong people. And if we don’t help them, the economic fallout of towns collapsing will be far worse. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg rightly pointed out that Australia’s measly economic 1.7 per cent growth forecast lost roughly 0.25 per cent to the drought. But while we debate how many dollars to send our farmers lets go over what we supposedly can afford. In August alone, more than $180,000 was given to “emerging and experimental” artists. Sydney musician Gail Priest, who describes herself as a “solo electro-acoustic” performer was given $16,000. “I seek to have a multifaceted practice that explores the aural realm both materially and conceptually,” she writes on her websites. Artist Josh Harle was given $46,507 from the same funding pool but this writer cannot work out exactly what he does. He describes his art as an investigation into “the virtual spaces generated by emerging technologies, our encounters with the world through them, and their social and political impacts”. Cool. Artist Rebecca Gallo got $42,435, Lucas Ihlein got $43,300 and something called Fusebox Festival got $50,800. The Australia Council which gave them the tax dollars was contacted but their spokeswoman Brianna Roberts declined to reveal details of their projects. “We cannot provide more specific details about individual projects for privacy reasons,” she said. No transparency, no accountability. They should be stripped of their ability to decide who gets your money, but instead, artists are making a move for even more funds. More than 700 artists released a letter this month calling for arts ministers around the country to revise funding procedures. They want more “diversity” and more money to come from “Major Performing Arts” projects and instead given to obscure individual artists. “The MPA Framework is a roadblock to Australian culture’s growth and survival,” the letter said. “Currently, MPA funding constitutes 59 per cent of Australia Council grants, a proportion that is ‘ring-fenced’. “The direct consequence of this is severely diminished discretionary funds available to independent artists.” University of Melbourne academic Jo Caust followed up the letter with an article in The Conversation where she argued money should be pulled from Australia’s top orchestras, operas, theatres and ballets. These “traditions”, she says, are too European. Too white. “The MPA organisations include ten orchestras, five opera companies, eight theatre companies, and three ballet companies, “she wrote. “These companies are generally focused on the western canon and follow the European tradition in terms of their cultural priorities. “They tend to be white and male dominated in their leadership – Bangarra is the only First Nations company. The very nature of major performing companies excludes all other art forms, such as literature and the visual arts.” Art is subjective, this writer accepts that. But it is absurd to suggest that money should be pulled from our greatest orchestras and given to someone who describes themselves as an “electro-acoustic” performer. And while the artists tear each other apart over these generous grants lets all spare a thought for the farmers who would have lifechanging circumstances with even a fraction of that money.’ https://www.skynews.com.au/details/5daf94ef1de1c4001ae90b80?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Viewpoint%202310&utm_content=Viewpoint%202310+CID_e1d97ab0f215953a240ca46069646113&utm_source=Daily%20newsletter&utm_term=Entitled%20artists%20squander%20millions%20while%20our%20cattle%20starve
Australia will be voting the 18th May, 2019 for a new Federal Government which means also a new Prime Minister. Bill Shorten is the leader of the Australian Labor Party and is seeking the PM position after being the leader of the opposition for six years.
Now, the main purpose of this article is what Bill Shorten said in the third PM debate.
‘Mr Shorten then surprised by arguing strongly for religious freedoms, before adding he doesn’t believe in Hell.
“People should be free to practise their religion,” Mr Shorten said.
“… Mr Morrison is right. It’s a contractual negotiation at one level, but I’m uneasy about where that debate’s gone.
“On one hand, I think Israel Folau is entitled to his views. And he shouldn’t suffer an employment penalty for it … But I also think that we’ve got to be mindful about the other side of the equation.
“People putting out on social media that if you’re gay you’re going to go to Hell, I get that’s what he genuinely believes.
“I don’t think if you’re gay you’re going to go to Hell. I don’t know if Hell exists actually. But I don’t think if it does that being gay is what sends you there. So I am uneasy.”’ https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/election-2019/2019/05/09/no-need-to-get-nasty-pm-and-labor-leader-trade-policy-blows-in-final-leaders-debate/
So, Bill Shorten doesn’t believe in Hell but he does claim to be a Christian. ‘“I am a Christian and a supporter of marriage equality under the law”. – Bill Shorten’ https://www.eternitynews.com.au/archive/kind-christian-bill-shorten/
What is scary in what Shorten and the present Prime Minister say is that they believe in religious freedom but if your religious beliefs are verbally voiced, such as Israel Folau’s were, then that can be hate speech. PM Morrison said “Free speech is one of our fundamental freedoms, so is religious freedom. I feel this very strongly. I mentioned it in my maiden speech to the Parliament. If you’re not free to believe, what are you free to do in this country?”
“Freedom of speech is important, but we have to exercise it responsibly and exercise it in a society such as ours with civility and due care and consideration to others.”
Now, what did Israel Folau say?
To a Bible-believing Christian all Israel did was quote the Bible and say what it means and that is, those that commit such sins will not go to Heaven! However, it must be admitted that those words would not go well with those committing those sins. For instance, Alan Joyce of Qantas Airlines (which is also a sponsor of the team Israel plays for) is a Sodomite and he personally took offense. Does that mean Israel doesn’t have the liberty to say what he believes? Joyce as head of Qantas had plenty to say when Australia was getting ready to vote for so-called same-sex marriage. Even though Joyce’s words offended many who did not hold his view he had the freedom to state what he believed. The same should be for Israel Folau!
But, my point in all of this is Bill Shortens statement ‘I don’t know if Hell exists’. Therefore, let me seek to show that according to the Bible there is a place of torment waiting for unrepentant sinners.
First, what makes mankind different from all other creatures? Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. That statement carries a lot with it which would take more time than we have here but one thing it is saying is that man is eternal. No other creature is said to be in the image of God other than mankind! It is this God of which it is said in Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity…
God is eternal and mankind will live eternally with Him, which is called ‘eternal life’ or live that which is called the ‘second death’ in Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Some will argue over interpretations but taking the PLAIN SENSE of Scripture certainly makes COMMON SENSE. Paul declared we are to be “comparing spiritual things with spiritual” which is Scripture compared with Scripture.
In concluding, there are at least three things that stand out here.
- Both men seeking the office of PM say they are Christians. PM Morrison is a member of a Pentecostal church and Shorten of an Anglican church. Pentecostals historically have believed in a real hell but contemporary Anglicans perhaps not so much. Nevertheless, whether one believes or does not believe there is a real hell doesn’t do away with the reality of such a place.
- Freedom of speech should not even be questioned in a free society! Whether one’s speech, written or verbalized, disagrees with another person’s lifestyle or beliefs shouldn’t restrict one’s freedom of speech!
- It seems that the stimulus for freedom to live less moral lives, such as men having sex with men, has an impact on many other things including the freedom of speech.
I am really steamed up by this article. The politicians act as though the taxes collected by the Government are theirs to spend as they see fit! Well, it isn’t! I believe you too will be ‘steamed up’ after reading it.
‘An Australian investigative journalist who is a retired police detective said Tuesday he has been asked to provide the FBI with details about multiple allegations of mishandling millions of dollars contributed to the Clinton Foundation by the Aussie government.
“I have been asked to provide the FBI with further and better particulars about allegations regarding improper donations to the CF funded by Australian taxpayers,” Michael Smith told LifeZette.
At the center of Smith’s complaints are former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and multiple Australian government officials, including senior diplomat Alexander Downer, that government’s high commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Downer hit U.S. headlines recently when he was reported to have told the FBI of a May 2016 conversation he had with George Papadopoulos, then a campaign aide to President Donald Trump. Downer told U.S. law enforcement officials that Papadopoulos told him Russia had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.
The New York Times claimed in its Dec. 30, 2017, story that the information Downer gave the FBI was a major factor in the bureau’s decision to investigate allegations of collusion between Russian interests and the Trump campaign. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI last year.
The materials Smith is giving the FBI focus on a 2006 memorandum of understanding between the Australian government and the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton HIV/AIDs Initiative (CHAI). Smith claims the foundation received a “$25M financial advantage dishonestly obtained by deception” as a result of actions by Bill Clinton and Downer, who was then Australia’s minister of foreign affairs.
Also included in the Smith materials are evidence he believes shows “corrupt October 2006 backdating of false tender advertisements purporting to advertise the availability of a $15 million contract to provide HIV/AIDS services in Papua New Guinea on behalf of the Australian government after an agreement was already in place to pay the Clinton Foundation and/or associates.”
A third complaint concerns what Smith describes as “the $10 million financial advantage dishonestly obtained by deception between April 1, 2008, and Sept. 25, 2008, at Washington, D.C., New York, New York, and Canberra Australia involving an MOU between the Australian government, the “Clinton Climate Initiative,” and the purported “Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute Inc.”
A spokesman for the Clinton Foundation did not respond to LifeZette’s request for comment early Tuesday.’ https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/aussie-complaints-to-be-filed-with-fbi-on-clinton-foundations-dealing-down-under/
Now you are saying I should go back to school; right? Well, read Ephesians 5:31 which says “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.” That verse by Paul is taken from Genesis 2:24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” Only in a union sanctioned by God is this true. What many are seeking to push on society today has never been and will never be sanctioned by the Creator.
True, marriage should have love in it but marriage is much more. Marriage includes reproduction and man + man or woman + woman can nver fulfill that. In Genesis 1:28 God said to the man and woman “…Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth…”
Australia is facing the onslaught of the LGBTQIU crowd as never before. What is written above and the following video will probably be deemed hate speech if the definition of marriage is changed here in Australia. Remember, changing the definition of marriage will change more than just the definition of marriage!
I grew up in the USA but now live in Australia. I am however, still an American citizen and therefore feel free to speak on the liberty to own and/or carry a gun. By the way I have a genuine birth certificate that proves I am a 100% American born citizen which is more than the one in the White House does!
Because of the Occupier’s Marxist’s upbringing it is not surprising to read what he is quoted as saying at http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/27/obama-gun-control-advocates-should-listen-more/. The Occupier said that “…it’s understandable that people are protective of their family traditions when it comes to hunting so gun-control advocates also need to do a little more listening than they do sometimes in the debate.”
Is that really what this debate is all about, hunting!? Here is the Second Amendment which states that “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
This Second Amendment has NOTHING to do with hunting! It has to do with defending oneself from a tyrannical enemy which may be hunting you and that enemy just may include the Federal Government.