Posts tagged ‘Family Values’

April 20, 2009

CHRISTIANPHOBIA IS ON THE RISE

by MullOverThis

Not really.  I don’t believe atheists, agnostics, and people of “spiritual paths” other than Christianity are necessarily fearful of Christians.  But since this “homophobia” inflammatory jargon designed to disengage legitimate opposition to the homosexual/gay agenda is now politically correct, I thought the use of the phobia tactic is apropos solely  for illustrative purposes.

The truth is many homosexuals/gays-and those who are simply perceived to be homosexual–have been beaten, persecuted, marred, murdered and discriminated against simply because they are believed to be  homosexuals.  This denigration of humanity is never acceptable.  We need not discuss the historical and current persecution of Jews, Christians, and African-Americans through mass genocide and the like.  The annals of utter hatred against these classes of people cannot be justifiably encapsulated in one blog post.

Yet, the disdain and intolerance of the homosexual lifestyle and agenda is met with a nifty  “phobia” marking. The connotation is as if the logical one who does not agree suffers from some unreasonable fear of what is otherwise simple or normal.   I think it is safe to say, most people do not have “fear” of homosexuals or homosexuality.  The disapproval, rejection and opposition to a thing are not necessarily synonymous with “fear”.  I can’t stand onion rings.  My personal preference is to never have onion rings.  My failure to order onion rings, or efforts to vote them off of the fast food menu does not mean I fear them.  I have made a valuation and judgment that they are not desirable and are not good, although many people may prefer and love onion rings.  My personal beliefs regarding homosexuality are clear:  it is not a desirable lifestyle.  I’m not scared, nor am I ignorant.  I just don’t agree.

My belief system is firmly rooted in my faith and commitment to Christianity.  Need I be “converted” to another point of reason by one whose belief system is rooted in self by way of intellect, education, philosophical affinity or life achievement?  To another woman’s valuations based upon impulse and present life goals and experiences?  To another person’s values because he is good?  To the current trend of thought because it is increasingly common?  The opinionated Christian—not all of us are this involved—has her right to reason to a final resolve just like the non-Christian. We do not enjoy blanket classifications about how we live and respond to the questions of life any more than anyone else.  Our opinions and right to be involved in the political process is no less weighty because we serve the True and Living God.  We need not cow-tow to those who wake up and go to bed and the world should be as s/he thinks based upon the breadth of knowledge s/he has thusly consumed, or those who heighten the import of the human experience.

There is no civil system of government where the law is not largely composed of moral codes.  However a man identifies his own beliefs and morality, and that system of government employs that man’s belief, it is what it is.  Christians have every right, PARTICULARLY SINCE THE UNITED STATES IS FOUNDED UPON JUDEO-CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES, to stand up for what we believe and what we do not believe.  A crucial tenet of the faith is that God is the Creator and loves all men.  Yet all will not believe what we believe.  We are to share our faith because the relationship with God and benefits of being in fellowship with God are available to everyone.  We are prepared to encounter those who do as we often do to other belief systems:  REJECT the faith. We must simply keep on believing and keep on living.  So then, are we dealing with Christianphobia when some atheists, agnostics, and people of other religions do not accept and conform, form interest groups, create and produce programming released through various media outlets to promote their beliefs, lobby for their beliefs to be encoded as statutory rights, file zillions of frivolous lawsuits, actively discriminate against Christians, endanger the lives of Christians, and fight to thwart the values of Christianity because what they believe should be?

 

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Note:  Not all Christians share this view. The emphasis of the Christian message is that we have all been born in sin, shaped in iniquity, and have the grace of a loving, merciful God to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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September 5, 2008

PALIN’S CO-HORTS TO THE RESCUE

by MullOverThis

One day, Americans are going to figure out that Sarah Palin didn’t write her RNC speech.  Enough people are going to know that the Obama slams weren’t her own.  Mitt Romney wrote every word of his speech.  He didn’t need the RNC to script his words to the American public.  Governor Palin did what Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, and Susan Sarandon do.  Actors take a script and bring life to the lines and make it believable.  Gorgeous, sassy, big smiling, seems like she is a real spitfire fighter Palin doesn’t cut the mustard because the Vice President needs to bring so much more to the table;  Especially one appointed by a Presidential nominee who is old and already a gamble himself having already lived through serious health challenges.  McCain better hope the day America gets past the Palin hype is not before November 8.

While most can’t help but like Palin and can’t deny her appeal, after we live long enough we realize that you don’t have to like the mailman.  We just need him to deliver the mail.  Mail personnel sweet as pure sugar cane who are always late, or deliver our mail to the neighbor down the street are not needed.  Palin is by no means an ineffective Governor, or at least her approval rating indicates that her constituency is more than satisfied with her performance.  Alaska hasn’t been able to see the calm after the storm.  Palin hasn’t even completed one term as Governor of Alaska.

 

Yet, we are notified of Palin’s “list of accomplishments” by a handful of her female GOP high ranking counterparts when being scolded for Palin’s sexist treatment.   We are being asked to take a leap with a Governor whose list of accomplishments were never specified because they just may invoke laughter by the average corporate business executive or CEO who has accomplished greater goal-end objectives  in the first quarter of the fiscal year during a RECESSION, than what Palin has during her entire stellar politicanship. 

 Somebody with a GED has a “list of accomplishments”.  My first line of questioning to Governor Palin’s co-horts is what exactly are these accomplishments?  Filing suit against the federal government for enlisting bears as endangered species?  Firing the chauffeur, chef, and re-directing their income to the budget?  Firing all those connected with her pursuit to terminate her former brother-in-law’s employment?  We can’t afford not to be real.  What are Palin’s achievements?

I only have one message for Former Governor Jane Swift, Carly Fiorina, and these GOP women sensitized to sexism who will not permit Governor Palin to be demonized by the media on the basis of sex.  Mothers are women. Men cannot be mothers.  The best man cannot be a mother.  Children NEED mothers, just like they need fathers.  Women and Men are not completely interchangeable with no distinctions.  Neither are mothers and fathers.  The laws of this country recognize these REALITIES.  So, when these women who are so sensitive to sexism that they want to defend a mother of five–four of whom are minors, one of which is an unmarried pregnant teenager (this does not become cute because someone has put a shirt and dress shoes on the young daddy and they profess their love for one another), and the infant son has special needs–to justify her conscious choice to pursue a cream of the crop career, I have a kind suggestion for them.  Defend the fathers of this nation who live with the imbalance of legal protections given to mothers BECAUSE THE LAW AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY RECOGNIZE THAT WOMEN ARE PRESUMED TO BE THE PRIMARY CARETAKERS OF CHILDREN, BECAUSE CHILDREN NEED TO BE NURTURED, AND ALL ANIMAL SPECIES THE FEMALES FEED AND NURTURE THEIR YOUNG.  Women cannot expect to benefit from the protection of the law and then don’t want any type of public accountability for their lack of responsibility.   When all of these hypocrites who want mothers to have the right to mother without interference UNLESS SHE IS UNFIT (or chooses to relinquish custody of her children) can see that their ideals should not stop with Palin and continue into the family courts and mediations across America, then we’ll give Palin a send-off to NEGLECT her children for a career.  That’s when we’ll accept that our expectations are biased simply because she is a woman.  Most men who are RESPONSIBLE fathers co-parent and negotiate responsibilities to ensure their children are protected, provided for and nurtured to become the best human beings.   Fathers and mothers make sacrifices every day for their children.  This will be the day that judges look at the best interest of a child based upon which parent is better equipped to parent, and can give a child a better life.  There is no real equity in this regard.  

All of the Gloria Steinhem, estrogen, and red lipstick will not change the fact that women who decide to have children should be committed to the welfare of their children first, not country first.  Home first.  Family first. That is when we will have a better country. This progressive feminism appears to be a carte blanche excuse for women to do whatever we feel like doing to be free.  Killing millions of unborn babies is not freedom.  Neither is choosing a career that will cause a mother to neglect her children during the prime of their developmental stages as opposed to the prime of a woman’s life.  It’s time for the beneficiaries of feminism and female solidarity to move beyond women.  Our children are the first ad litem expenses to false equity and freedom.

So, Palin’s sisters in the struggle speak up.  Now, I, along with many other Americans speak up.  We have a right to let Palin know she is mother with BAD judgment.  When her water broke with her special needs son, she should not have waited to make her speech.   Child’s life versus her moment in the spotlight to make a distinguishing speech must have been in the scales of her mind.  To the average mom, this was not even a decision.  Palin chose to wait to make her speech because she was not going to miss the moment.  She then choose to get on a flight and travel approximately 10 hours to deliver the baby.  BAD JUDGMENT. Period.

Finally, if Palin and her female sensitizers don’t want her family values questioned, Palin shouldn’t have been selected, in part, because of her family values and position against abortion, sex-education, and so forth.  Bristol still has a baby daddy, with his hard sole dress shoes and all.  Although she is human and we all make mistakes, Governor Palin addresses the mis-steps and choices of other people’s lives when she decides to be a proponent of abstinence-only education and is anti-abortion.  She is in the homes of Alaskans already.  Now, she wants privacy concerning her teenage daughter with a baby daddy.  Where is FOX News when we need them?  Hypocrisy in pristine suits or with a red, white and blue bikini toting a firearm isn’t cute on the bull-dog Palin, or her defenders.

The bottom line is Governor Palin should be qualified when in immediate succession to the President of the United States. 

 

Moderators Note: Additional scenario to mullover:  If Palin were a Black woman with a teenage pregnant daughter, a bunch of kids, just had a new special needs baby, and wanted to pursue a once in a lifetime demanding career, who would stand up for her and defend such a choice?  Would our sensitivities tell us that she needs to take care of her children? Do we just “leave it at that” because the mother loves her children?