Random Quotations – Christianity – November 16th, 2019

Five items in total…

“It has always been easier to smear people rather than wrestle with their ideas. It’s a bully who calls names and spreads lies rather than thoroughly reading a brief’s legal arguments or challenging the rationale underlying a policy proposal. The SPLC has chosen to take the easy path – to intimidate and mislead for raw political power and financial benefit… For years, the left-wing interest group has used its ‘hate group’ list to promote the fiction that violent neo-Nazis and Christian nonprofits peacefully promoting orthodox beliefs about marriage and sex are indistinguishable… it recently paid out millions to settle a threatened defamation lawsuit.” – Jessica Prol Smith, “The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate-based scam that nearly caused me to be murdered” – USA Today, August 17th, 2019.

“Sadly, despite the Western establishment’s insistence that religiously-inspired terror is a product of anything and everything but teachings, doctrines and text, the widespread appearance of people desecrating Christian graves and their crosses speaks of something else.” – Raymond Ibrahim, “The widespread desecration of Christian graves” – Gatestone Institute, August 22nd, 2019.

“Minnesota’s Democrat Attorney General, Keith Ellison, (a Muslim), has interpreted the state’s Human Rights Act to mandate that the Larsens must also make films celebrating homosexual same-sex marriages. Penalties include payment of a civil penalty to the state; triple compensatory damages; punitive damages of up to $25,000; a criminal penalty of up to $1,000; and even up to 90 days in jail.” – Scot Wolf, “Minnesota persecutes Christian couple” – American Thinker, October 19th, 2019.

“According to a 2017 survey by the Pew Research Center, a striking 66 percent of U.S. adults believe that Jesus was miraculously born to the Virgin Mary on Christmas… Pew found that a full three quarters (75 percent) of Americans still believe that the baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem and laid in a manger and 68 percent believe that three Magi from the East brought Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh… More than two-thirds (67 percent) believe the biblical count of an angel appearing to shepherds to announce the birth of Jesus…” – Simon Kent, “War on Christmas: Amazon labels nativity story as ‘holiday fiction’.” – Breitbart, November 15th, 2019.

“With the direct involvement of Prime Minister Trudeau, the government created an excessive list of new ‘ineligibility’ rules for the Canada Summer Jobs program. Federal bureaucrats now scour the web looking for ‘offensive’ religious teachings that run counter to the woke gospel of identity politics. The intolerant, judgmental slogans of ‘inclusion,’ ‘equity,’ and ‘diversity’ now run government policy… In violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canada Summer Jobs program has been used by the Trudeau government to punish Christian summer children’s camps, purely for not following the ‘correct’ beliefs about God, morality, eternity and sin.” – John Carpay, “Embracing big government leads to violations of Charter freedoms” – The Post Millennial, November 3rd, 2019.