August 24, 2016


On the Persecution of the Assyrian Christians

What shamed me was knowing that, for the third time in my lifetime, my government was turning a blind eye to genocide.

On Valorizing Gay Marriage: A Response to Wesley Hill

A better approach is for us to caution as brothers and sisters in the Lord: We appreciate your faithfulness to Christ in abstaining from sexual immorality and your service of the church through your writings. Yet we are concerned that elements of an un-renewed, fleshly mentality permeate some of your thinking about “gay coupling.”

The Episcopal Church: Undermining the USA from Within (and Betraying Christians)

The Episcopal Church is complicit in a Government program to bring in Muslim refugees from Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, because the Government pays it for them—but its largesse does not extend to Christian refugees.

[Bumped] Promises, Promises: What Now for the Loyal Opposition in Mississippi?

The Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi is on an irreversible path toward full-on celebration and normalization of homosexuality and transgenderism, and any other deviant sexual cause that becomes fashionable among the theological leftists who run the diocese.

Can Rolling Stone get us past the UVA rape of faith to the historical UVA rape?

I harp on Rolling Stone’s UVA rape myth because the irony of an Easter retraction is just too rich.  Journalists used the Christian celebration, one they flippantly discount as myth, as cover for their own lying.  But it’s just one example.

The Drunken Joy Ride of Emotion

Our desires and emotions are to be treated with extreme skepticism. Do not lead with them. I am not at all saying “don’t feel them” or “all emotional experience is bad.” Not at all. This is not Vulcan Christianity or stoicism.

Islamic Atrocities, the “Narrative of Redemption” and Christmas

The events in Sydney over the last 24 hours have not ruined Christmas. Nothing can ruin Christmas - for the coming of Jesus into the World is greater than any other event. If anything, the deaths of 3 people in the Lindt Café only serves to demonstrate just how wonderful and necessary Christmas is.

[Bumped For Very Obvious Reasons] 8.5 Things I Rejoice In This Post-Election Day

5) This isn’t the Episcopal Church. Our country is far juster, far more interested in the rule of law, far more stable, far more popular, far less vicious, and far more conservative. It is completely within our power as conservatives—with God’s help—to transform this country’s political landscape if we so choose. It will be very hard and very long. The next two years will be appallingly painful. Every week or month, we’ll be reminded of the judgement of God—and our challenge will be not to get angry, or despairing, or inactive, but rather to humble ourselves all over again, repent, acknowledge the horrible consequences of our compromises, corruption, passivity, and loss of principle, and continue turning away from the wrong path and seeking the right one.

Restarting the Game: Archbishop Welby Attempts To Hit The Reset Button

It’s not a question of “how will the Communion divide”—that division, albeit internal, has already occurred.  The further question is not “how can we all live together in the midst of our profound disagreements” but is rather “what is to be done with the Provinces which have engaged in intrinsically communion-dividing actions?”

Got Ice Water?

The idea that we shouldn’t be able to indulge in something silly like the ice-water challenge because millions of African children are dying of thirst, says nothing about the wastefulness of Americans, and everything about the utter inability of Africa to take care of itself.

The utilitarian unity of burning at the stake and abortion

The Church thought it was sparing heretics eternal torment by burning them at the stake.  Abortionists tell us they are sparing people from miserable earthly lives.  Both ways, “It’s for their own good.”

Truro Rebirth Credited to Relationship Between the Rev. Baucum and Bishop Johnston


After more than ten years on the front lines of the Anglican wars, I have made a major change. This past Easter vigil, my family and I were confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church.

Is the Creed “the” Sufficient Standard of Orthodoxy?

The Creeds themselves, then, require obedience to Jesus Christ as the One Lord over all things. To profess the Creed but reject the word of God as revealed in the scriptures regarding marriage and sexuality is incoherent.

Stand Firm is 10 Years Old Today

In true Tom Sawyer fence-whitewashing style, I have minions who keep the site humming, while I sit in the shade chewing a blade of grass and complimenting them on their fine efforts.

Three Excuses for Bishop Salmon’s Inexcusable Invitation

Can you imagine what Paul might say to this kind of hair splitting? The Galatians respond to Paul’s letter: “Dear Paul, you wrote that the Judaizers are accursed and eternally condemned and that we ought not to listen to them because they teach a gospel that damns…but how about we let them preach to our pastors in training?

60 Theses on Real Integrity in the Anglican Church

The refusal to affirm a truth (particularly when it is a truth about God) is often just another way of denying it, but without taking responsibility for your denial. This is therefore a double dishonesty which only compounds the deceit.

The Week

ELCA Lutherans Play State Department

9 You probably missed it (I know I did), but the German Foreign Ministry in the U.S. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recently concluded its triennial national gathering. In between re-arranging the deck chairs on its…

A Catholic’s View of Episcopal Feminist Theology

10 A bit tardy, perhaps—but since she is still giving sermons, and will soon once again be teaching at a school of divinity (this time not as its head, but as the Visiting Professor of…

Choosing Abortion

5 Pro-Choice author Miriam Claire on her abortion:   “I was performing as a singer in “Evita” in London in 1984 when I discovered that I was pregnant……

Germany and Australia Suspend World Vision Funds

1 According to the Jerusalem Post, Germany and Australia have decided that news that funds given to World Vision for relief and development efforts in the Gaza Strip have been diverted to Hamas…

Israel: World Vision Helps Fund Hamas

1 A major scandal involving the evangelical humanitarian organization World Vision has broken in Israel. It seems WV–which has pursued an anti-Israel agenda for years–has got terrorist moles in its work in the…

Who Says You Can’t Discriminate By Religion in Immigration?

4 Remember when Donald Trump proposed stopping Muslim immigration into the United States, and liberals across the land were outraged? Good times, good times. The complete lack of liberal outrage concerning actual, as opposed to prospective,…

Pope Francis: How Low Can He Go?

12 Someone needs to tell Pope Francis to stop talking to reporters on his plane. He just gets in trouble. From Agence France-Presse: Pope Francis said Sunday that…

THIS is the Alternative? (UPDATED)

9 I’ve been hearing from a lot of people that, given the dismal choices we’ve been handed by the major parties in their presidential nominees, it’s time to think about a third party, and that means…

Nutcase Tosses Other Nutcases Red Meat

9 It’s very convenient when anti-Semites out themselves–makes it easier to keep track of them. That’s especially the case when they happen to sit in the United States Congress. Behold the brilliance…

Behold the Sinking Ship

15 The neo-pagans running the Episcopal Church may have won a lots of battles, but they’re still going to lose the war. In the process, a lot of Anglicans and other former Episcopalians are going to…

Going the Full Godwin

6 Would you like to know just how insane American politics have gotten? On my Facebook feed this morning, one of the three “trending” items was the explosion of righteous indignation about the alleged “Nazi salute”…

Trouble in Bakersfield

5 A popular School Board member in California has decided not to see re-election because it is now against the law for him to dissent from California’s mandate about sex education in schools.  Thus it is…

Liberals to United Methodist Church: Drop Dead (THIRD UPDATE)

12 The United Methodist Church in the western United States is dying. The Western Jurisdiction (which encompasses all U.S. states west of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arizona) is in a terminal death spiral, having lost well…

House Committee Prepares to Devastate Planned Parenthood

1 For the last several months, defenders of Planned Parenthood’s abortion mill/fetal tissue business have been spinning furiously, trying to convince the public that it’s all just a right-wing, misogynist conspiracy to prop up the patriarchy.…

San Joaquin Appeal Rebuffed by California Supreme Court

7 Our beloved Curmudgeon is off for a much deserved rest.  He asked that we post this link until he returns and can update himself. I have held off writing about the…

Recent Comments

Nellie - Pope Francis: How Low Can He Go?

True, Nikolaus. Logic is noticeably absent in the arguments of both political and religious lefties.

Nikolaus - Pope Francis: How Low Can He Go?

Thanks Nellie - but all of the rigorous and demanding training means nothing when your swinging far left.  Stupidity is the bride of leftism.

David Fischler - A Catholic's View of Episcopal Feminist Theology

Fr. Dale, I’m not surprised she didn’t answer you. If she had it would have been an incomprehensible word salad that would have left your readers baffled about what language she was speaking, much less…

Nellie - Pope Francis: How Low Can He Go?

David, you say, “‘Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?’ Without wishing Thomas a Becket’s fate on Francis, if I were a Catholic I’d be asking just this question.” Have to agree with this…

dwstroudmd+ - Uh-oh: Is Kim Davis in Trouble with the Law Again?

The latest on Kim Davis -

The Little Myrmidon - ELCA Lutherans Play State Department

This will certainly draw new members to the church, won’t it?

Fr. Dale - A Catholic's View of Episcopal Feminist Theology

l wrote an article on our Soundings Blog in 2011 and in it, I asked KJS some basic questions about Christianity. She has never responded publicly or privately.

Christopher Johnson - ELCA Lutherans Play State Department

It’s rare to see a “Christian” church go this pedal-to-the-metal anti-Semitic this heavily.  But I guess since the Elkies realize that nobody listens to them or cares what they think about anything, they can say…

David Fischler - ELCA Lutherans Play State Department

Daniel, I hear you, my friend. I just saw your comment, and have changed the title accordingly.

SC blu cat lady - THIS is the Alternative? (UPDATED)

Fellow Citizens, there are more than three political parties in this country. My only prediction for this election is that third parties will garner more votes than in any recent election. The Republican and Democratic…

SC blu cat lady - ELCA Lutherans Play State Department

#5 Interesting statement. Does this mean that there are still 63 of Luther’s statements that need to be answered by the Roman Catholic Church? Given that it took 500 years to move in a more…

dwstroudmd+ - ELCA Lutherans Play State Department

Hey, they’re playing ecumenists, too! Paging Dr. Luther!  Paging Dr. Luther!  95 theses answered to satisfaction of ELcA!

Undergroundpewster - ELCA Lutherans Play State Department

Hopefully, the world will continue to ignore these worthless pieces of paper that dying denominations produce each year at their gatherings. Resolutions such as this should quicken the decline of the ELCA.

Daniel - ELCA Lutherans Play State Department

Would you mind calling them ELCA Lutherans in the headline?  As a LCMS Lutheran, I really don’t like being lumped in with these folks.  To put it in perspective, here’s a helpful video from Lutheran…

tjmcmahon - ELCA Lutherans Play State Department

If the ELCA immediately turns over all its real estate in the US to the appropriate Native American groups, from whom it was taken by force or fraud, they would at least demonstrate some level…

Katherine - ELCA Lutherans Play State Department

I suppose they’re sincere, too.  The “Palestinian” campaign in the past few decades has been a masterpiece of propaganda.  I am old enough to remember when the idea of Jews having a little state of…