House Bill 2 in North Carolina

I am very excited about HB2, in North Carolina, which was signed into effect last week. This bill makes it so that transgender people can’t use the bathroom of their own choice; they have to use the bathroom of the gender marked on their birth certificate. I think that this is great. It respects the privacy of people. What woman wants a man claiming to be a woman,  walking into their bathroom? It isn’t hate or discrimination when you have a law like this. The people that are fighting back on this bill are claiming that they just want to go to the bathroom in peace. Why are there two separate bathrooms in most places? To respect the TWO different genders. If such a thing is no big deal, why do we build walls and stalls in the first place? I honestly do not see how such a law is discriminating. I sure don’t want transgender woman claiming to be men walking into the bathroom when I’m using a urinal. It is such a simple, practical, and respectful thing to ask of people. These transgender/gay right deals are not civil rights. This is not even the same as racial discrimination. If anything, I can claim that my civil rights are being violated when a woman walks into a men’s restroom. I have my rights to personal privacy on such things, and when such things happen, I am being disrespected and degraded as a human being. In my opinion, transgender people should have to fund the building of their own restrooms. Think about it in this analogy- When you go to college,  you have the choice in the degree that you major in. You are hoping to get a job in the degree you are working towards. It’s all up to you, and it’s your own choice what you pick. When you are done with college, you go look for a job that’s applicable to what you have learned. Say that you study philosophy; you aren’t going to apply for a job in engineering, and if you do, you probably won’t get accepted, which is perfectly understandable.  You don’t say that you’re being discriminated against when not accepted.  You can philosophize about engineering, but you just can’t do it if you don’t know how. I view being transgender in the same way; you are like  a philosophy student who thinks that they’re an engineer. It’s out of your own choice that you become a philosophy student, and you aren’t an engineer, so you can’t engineer. You can write books, but you can’t design cars, buildings, or bridges. You aren’t being hated; you’re just supposed to be doing what you were created to do. Keeping men out of the women’s bathroom is the same; the men can have surgery and whatever else, but they are just like that philosophy teacher trying to be an engineer. You make the choices to do what you do, but that doesn’t entitle you to do whatever you want.

Colton

 

More on Abortion

 

“The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.”

Mother Teresa
     The above statement, in my opinion, explains it all. When you start trying to separate ethical and moral boundaries, where  no boundary exists, you’re going to get into trouble.  Like the above quote, there is no in between. You are either in or out. There isn’t a line between killing an unhealthy baby, and killing a healthy thirty year old.  Well, you say, “This person said that when they get to a certain condition, they want to be assisted in suicide.” So, if a 25 year old walks up and tells you to help them commit suicide because they are depressed, will you do it?  Most likely not. So, when this Planned Parenthood stuff came out, it was terrible. The government had to make the hard choice on whether or not to de-fund them. Is that a hard choice? The government says it is okay to kill a baby, and assist a suicide, but an employer cannot decide who can work at their business.  If you don’t allow a homosexual to work at your business, you’re being discriminatory. Well, I think we’re being discriminatory towards a little baby when we automatically  abort them when we see they have a “defect.” When a pilot is flying a jet and one engine goes out over the ocean, creating a defect, is he  going to just “abort” the the flight and nose dive the aircraft straight into the water, giving the passengers no chance? Even if there is almost no chance of making it to the closest airport, the pilot is going to try as hard as he can to make it. I believe we should give babies the same chance. Every life is important in God’s eyes.
Colton

Do Morals Matter?

The United States is always talking about the importance of ethics and morals when it comes to foreign relations. The communist who said the below quote has a very good point.

One must say bluntly that it is an unattractive sight when, with a view to smearing the Soviet people, leaders of such a country as the United States resort to what almost amounts to obscenities alternating with hypocritical preaching about morals and humanism.  

Yuri Andropov

We tell other nations how to fight war without hurting civilians, which is a good thing, and we don’t allow carpet bombing. But, we are willing to abort millions of our own babies. More American babies have been killed by ourselves, than  Jews by Hitler, who was trying to exterminate a race of people. We are so hypocritical; we fight wars to end attacks on us, but we’ll legally kill ourselves. That makes no sense whatsoever. We’ve killed more babies by ourselves than Americans killed during 9/11. Think about how many great men and women have been killed because of abortion. I don’t care if some of those people would’ve had mental issues; they’re still humans. We have no right to judge morals and ethics when we legally allow abortion. Baby parts are being sold by planned parenthood.  We are doing atrocious things that are just as bad as many things we condemn. We don’t believe in capitol punishment, but we will kill innocent babies because they were an “accident.” Don’t tell me that. I’m pretty sure you know what happens when opposite genders join. That’s like throwing a baseball straight at someone and saying that it’s an accident when it hits them. Think about it; that baby that just got aborted could’ve been somebody who did something great.  That baby was created by God, not by accident.  We have children’s hospitals to help with such things as cancer, but as soon as a baby seems to have a defect, we kill it. There is no way to excuse killing of babies, no matter what the circumstances.

Colton

Homosexuality

I think that the Bible teaches that homosexuality is a sin, but the Bible also teaches that pride is a sin, jealousy is a sin, and hate is a sin, evil thoughts are a sin. So I don’t think that homosexuality should be chosen as the overwhelming sin that we are doing today.

Billy Graham
       I think that the legalization of allowing homosexuals to be “married” was a bad choice to be made.  If somebody is homosexual, it’s not up to me to tell them not to be. But,them forcing homosexuality on us is more discriminating than us not baking a cake for their wedding. Billy Graham points out that there are lots of sins and that we shouldn’t make such a big deal about one in particular. But,that doesn’t mean that we need to change laws to accept it. People claim that they are born with a natural desire for it. Why don’t we legalize it for people to be thieves, if they have the desire to do it? People say they have a desire to kill people; do we legalize that? Us legalizing sin is showing a country that’s going to degrade. If someone is homosexual, you shouldn’t harass them; you should treat them as a person, and with respect. But you don’t have to, and shouldn’t be forced to agree with their decision. People try to equate it with civil rights movements. But, there is a big difference. You should accept a person no matter what race, because they are a person. You should accept a homosexual because they are a person. But, you don’t have to accept their actions. When a white officer shoots a black man, he’s not shooting him because he’s not Caucasian; he’s shooting him based on the fact that the man is going to “act”, and harm him. When you refuse to sign a homosexual marriage license, you’re not discriminating against that person, you’re discriminating upon their actions.
Colton

 

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”

John F. Kennedy

“We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.”

Marco Rubio

        Today, I will be talking about our country’s stance on international affairs. The USA is being walked on by other countries. Read the quote from Theodore Roosevelt again. He isn’t telling us to start wars; he is telling us to protect ourselves. The whole world now knows (Thanks to Mr. Obama) that they can do whatever they want to us. Now look at John F. Kennedy’s quote. He is saying that we need to let other countries have their chance to do their thing, but we need to watch our backs. We failed earlier this year when we let Iran start running their nuclear plants. They did have restrictions on how much they could do, and what they could do, but guess who is checking that they keep to the agreements – Iranian Inspectors. Now look at Marco Rubio’s quote. A lot of the decisions being made in our country are being made because the decision maker wants to look popular. Abraham Lincoln, now looked on as one of the country’s greatest presidents, lost several elections and made decisions that weren’t agreed with. Granted, it started a civil war, but there were questions that needed to be addressed. My closing point is that we as a people need to make decisions that aren’t necessarily popular, but right. And for we who are Christians… With everything that’s happening in the country, the choices we make may be termed Politically Incorrect. So,  do what’s right, not just what’s popular.

Colton 

 Isaiah 1:17

Learn to do right; seek justice.

Defend the oppressed.

Take up the cause of the fatherless;

 plead the case of the widow.

Introduction

This is just the introduction of what we are going to talk about. We are going to be talking about gun control, the problem with it, and what the Bible says about it. We will also talk about abortion, and how it is murder, and what the Bible has to say about that too. It might be hard to understand, but the Bible has answers and guidelines for every situation we might face. It might not say specifically what we need an answer to, but it gives us some guidelines to follow in making that decision. I believe one of our purposes in life is to bring glory to God, and another purpose is to also try to get other people to become Christians. I will leave it at that and write some later this week. Hope you enjoy.

God bless.

Deacon.                                                                                                                                Psalms 23