Monday, November 23, 2015

Ahh, Those Refugees--Just let them all in, right? Wrong!

by Al Benson Jr.
Supposedly, the Syrian "refugee crisis" has gotten to the point where hundreds of thousands of refugees are now fleeing the country (you wonder if there;s anyone left there) and those that can't find a comfortable home in Europe must all be admitted to the US in the name of love and humanity.  The current regime in Sodom on the Potomac says so and so the beneficent (to Muslims) dictator in the White House wants to start moving as many of them as possible into our various states. A couple state governors welcome this. Several do not. When several state governors have complained about this the "president" has blithely informed them that he can basically put aliens and foreigners where he wants them and the state governors don't have diddly to say about it. I tell you, folks, that's real "democracy" in action, and I'm not kidding. That's how democracy works--it always ends up in dictatorship of some form.

But not to worry--the officials in Sodom, er, sorry, I meant Washington, have informed us that all refugees will be thoroughly vetted and so we will only get the cream of the crop--no terrorists in this bunch--just the best shots!  You will have to pardon me if I think that all this federal assurance is BF (bovine fertilizer). This regime has lied to us so often about so much why should we believe anything they tell us. All I can say is that their "transparency" is slipping just a bit like their halos.

I recently read an article by Shawn Meyer, a small-town pastor in the Midwest. He had some comments worth considering, especially for Christians who are tempted to buy just anything the government tells them because, after all "your government wouldn't lie to you." Pastor Meyer noted that: "For most of our history, Christianity was embraced by men and women who applied wisdom to love.  They were realists who understood the world in which they lived and naturally processed events  in light of the ideologies that drove them. Christianity wasn't a philosophical refuge to spiritual utopians...'Turning the other cheek, doing unto others, and loving your enemies'  represented general principles for personal relationships. Applying a hermeneutic of common sense and with Jesus' intentions in mind, these principles were understood to have little or nothing to do with foreign policy or national security." Such understanding seems almost totally lacking today in many instances, especially in the Church.

Pastor Meyer noted that Christians want to help those who are truly in need and that we should have a place in our hearts for refugees, especially for the women and children and he stated that the question isn't  whether we should help but how.  And he asked, as he should, "How do we distinguish between real refugees and ISIS operatives posing as refugees? How do we help some without jeopardizing others? I submit the administration's current policy is highly dubious and, while apparently loving toward those claiming to be refugees, will, WILL result in the deaths of innocent American men, women, and children. A staff person for my Senator assured me this week 'the Senator supports measures to vet all refugees prior to accepting them'." Most Christians in our lack-of-discernment day would buy that and not even think to go any further. Pastor Meyer, wisely, didn't buy it.  He said: "I couldn't hide my contempt for such naivet'e. Assad isn't giving us their background files. There are millions of Mohammedans in Syria. All mention of vetting is pure stupidity. We are talking about the same people who renewed the visas  of the 9/11 hijackers months after the attacks. There is no way to vet these people." Interestingly, in a moment of candor, the person Pastor Meyer talked to on the phone, admitted that. But the regime will go through the motions anyway because that will fool and bemuse most of the public--Christians who should know better included.

Pastor Meyer made several other cogent comments but I can't cover them all here. And to conclude his comments he said: "To acquiesce to Islam and welcome their Trojan horses into our streets is not only the opposite of wisdom, it is truly the opposite of love. It is to increase their confidence in a damning theology. It is to harden them in their ways. If we set aside sentimentalism and apply wisdom to love, we can help those in genuine need while protecting our children and our homeland.  Pastor Meyer's commentary appeared on 

I have no doubt that the current regime doesn't want the public to consider any of this--just open the flood gates and let the refugees (and the terrorists) come streaming in, and if there ends up being so many of them that our culture becomes more Muslim than Christian, well, ain't that a pity?  But, then, isn't that the real name of the game?

In the Old Testament, Israel was enjoined to welcome foreigners and not to oppress them.In return those foreigners were to do something that is a dirty word today--ASSIMILATE!  They were to live, as long as they were in Israel, by Israel's laws (no Sharia law in Israel) and they were not to bring in and set up their pagan temples. If they were uncomfortable with Israel's law system they needed to move on.  Coming into someone else's country and expecting them to embrace your culture, and getting :offended" if they won't was, and is, an act of supreme ingratitude and quite frankly, in this country today, we should refuse to put up with it. I realize that the unwritten law in this country today is "everyone gets a free pass except white Christians"  and some of us white Christians are getting just a might fed up with it. Helping those truly in need is one thing. Surrendering your faith and culture so the terrorists won't be "offended" isn't part of the game.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Houston Voters Didn't Want Guys In the Gal's Bathroom

by Al Benson Jr.

The article on  stated: "Houston's mayoral election has turned into a national battleground for LGBT rights  after a non-discrimination ordinance was added to the ballot. The city is the fourth largest city in the US and the biggest not to have such an ordinance." Does that mean that most other cities in this country of comparable size to Houston already sport such an ordinance? That's something most people probably have not even thought about or been aware of.

Thankfully, in Houston, conservative Christian pastors and other conservatives took a stand against this attempted perversion in their city and it was defeated by something like 60-40% The original ordinance was passed last year. I assume either the mayor, who is an open lesbian, either did it by decree, the same way our current resident in the White (Red) House tries to do these things, or the city council passed it as an ordinance. If the city council passed it the good citizens of Houston might want to think about electing a new city council in the next election. However it was done, a court said it either had to be placed on a ballot or repealed. At least that gave voters a fighting chance.

The mayor who is strongly in favor of this is the same mayor who sought last year to censor the sermons of several Houston pastors to make sure they hadn't said anything about sexual perversion she didn't like. Legally she wasn't able to do that--yet--but she sure gave it the old college try.

That might be a subtle warning to Christians as to what we can expect not too far down the line. The collectivist administration in Washington supports this sort of thing and goes out of their way to promote it. Their agenda is to, as completely as possible, dismantle as much of our Christian culture as we let them get away with as they work to move this country down the road toward a One World socialist regime.

Up to now, most Christians haven't bothered to get involved too much--lots easier for us if we just sit back and "let the Lord do it all so I don't have to do anything"--and that's one major problem today with the Church. We have become fat, happy and complacent and it's just too much of an effort for us to do much of anything anymore--especially if it might "offend" anyone or be perceived as "negative." We have been conditioned to avoid these like the plague. And it's so much easier just to sit and do nothing. It doesn't begin to occur to us that we have allowed ourselves to be placed in bondage to Political Correctness (Cultural Marxism).

Seeing that this mayor in Houston is such an open lesbian, I wonder where the Christians were when she ran for office. Had they  been awake she never should have gotten where she is.

Naturally the supporters of this "boys in the girls' bathroom" bill were disappointed that it lost. Some of them spent big bucks pushing it. You have to wonder why. But don't worry. They will be back again somewhere down the line. One thing you learn about those people after you've been around awhile is that they never quit--and I mean never! The Christians and other good folks in Houston won this one, but they can't just go home and sit on their laurels. They've won one battle, not the war. They will have to be "eternally vigilant" because this will come up again and if they fail to watch for it they will get caught the next time.