July 30, 2015


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.

“How am I gonna be an optimist about this?”

A modern city provides the visual for words evoking the historic catastrophe.  It can happen again, and that isn’t just a function of natural cycles.  There are moral and even supernatural forces in play.  There’s always a sense that Pompeii had it coming.  It’s like Sodom and Gomorrah for folks who don’t want to admit to that Old Testament God stuff.

The Week

Newest From CMP: “It’s a Boy!”

7 Oh, boy, it looks like Planned Parenthood has really stepped in it this time. From the Center for Medical Progress: New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’…

The Empire Strikes Back With Judicial Collaboration (UPDATED)

3 A California court has injected itself into the fight to save Planned Parenthood from its own depredations. He has ordered the Center for Medical Progress to cease telling the truth:…

Nothing New under the Sun

7 With the heresies of the Episcopal Church (USA) still freshly assaulting my mind, I happened across this wisdom from 140 years ago:

Pay Day Lenders From Atlanta Send Fake “Christian” Ministry to Harass South Dakotans

5 I’m going to give you the entire text of a Facebook status by Steve Hildebrand.  Steve is a founder and leader of

The Empire of Death Strikes Back

8 Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards, having no way to defend what her organization does, has decided that ad hominem attacks on the Center for Medical Progress will have to do.

SJW Seeks to Ban Humor

6 “SJW,” for those not up on current political lingo, is short for “social justice warrior.” It denotes the sort of left-wing activist type who is determined to destroy everything they view as wrong, offensive, inconvenient,…

How Much is Planned Parenthood Costing You?

1 We already know that the most innocent among us pay the highest cost for abortion.  Now you can determine what it is costing you financially. In case you are wondering,…

Satanic Temple Unveils Goat-headed Statute in Detroit

9 This is exactly what a city where the chances of becoming

Look! A squirrel! (Sermon on John 6:1-21)

5 Preached at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Sioux Falls, SD “Look!  A squirrel!”  That’s a shorthand way of saying, “Look out, they’re giving us trivial distractions to keep us from looking at what’s most…

Next On the Agenda

3 Now that the apostles of the sexual revolution have finally gotten what they wanted and convinced the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage, it’s wonderful that their acolytes in the media are not trying to…

Final Judgment Entered in Fort Worth Case

3 Judge Chupp has entered a final judgment against TEC, its rump diocese of Fort Worth and its parishes, thereby ending the lawsuit in which they sought to claim the corporation, property and bank accounts…

Justice to Investigate CMP

6 Remember that call from four Planned Parenthood enablers in Congress for the Justice Department to investigate the investigators? Yeah, that didn’t take long: JUSTICE TO PROBE CENTER FOR MEDICAL…

Planned Parenthood: More to Come

5 The suspicion is growing that Planned Parenthood is terrified of what else the Center for Medical Progress has up its sleeve. In addition to pulling the strings of its congressional puppets/enablers to try to sic…

Congress Critters: DoJ Should Investigate…

4 Go ahead. Tell me this wasn’t absolutely inevitable. According to the Gateway Pundit: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released a letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and California Attorney General Kamala…

41 Companies that Donate to Planned Parenthood UPDATED

19 UPDATE: The Daily Signal asked for and is receiving statements from the listed companies. Lots of big names on the list. …

Recent Comments

Paula Loughlin - Newest From CMP: "It's a Boy!"

As disgusted and saddened I was at the first video I was willing to believe based on the transcript they were acting within the law.  A very bad law that allowed way too much leeway…

Katherine - Pay Day Lenders From Atlanta Send Fake "Christian" Ministry to Harass South Dakotans

#4, given that the coffee shop owner’s partner in this effort is a conservative Christian pastor, it’s hard to classify this either way.  We have seen repeated efforts to target and destroy, and in recent…

Undergroundpewster - Newest From CMP: "It's a Boy!"

These revelations are reminiscent of what came out at Nuremberg.

Jeremy Bonner - Pay Day Lenders From Atlanta Send Fake "Christian" Ministry to Harass South Dakotans

Since the target in this case is an avowed “leftist,” Katherine, does not Tim’s account actually demonstrate that unscrupulousness knows no ideology? I find it refreshing to see that there are social evils that can…

helpmelord - Newest From CMP: "It's a Boy!"

Prayer—Oh Lord, PLEASE bring Planned Parenthood to a complete end! In Christ’s name. Amen.

David Fischler - Newest From CMP: "It's a Boy!"

Capn Jack, it’s because it doesn’t involve any StemExpress employees. Those were not included in the TRO.

Ralph - Newest From CMP: "It's a Boy!"

Some judge is gonna have his panties in a wad. “As the buyers and Planned Parenthood workers identify body parts from last fetus in the path lab, a Planned Parenthood medical assistant announces: ‘Another boy!’”…

Capn Jack Sparrow - Newest From CMP: "It's a Boy!"

How is the video out since the courts put a gag order in place? Maybe “Anonymous” or Wikileaks could help…..

Katherine - The Empire Strikes Back With Judicial Collaboration (UPDATED)

I don’t see how this restraining order can stand.  A video shot inside Stem Express offices might violate the law, but this was shot in a restaurant, a public place.

dwstroudmd+ - Newest From CMP: "It's a Boy!"

Ah, differences!  Lamborghinis for some, hearts for some, livers for others, muscle, too.  So much procurement. Jonathan Swift is rotating in his grave.

dwstroudmd+ - The Empire Strikes Back With Judicial Collaboration (UPDATED)

Amazing how those clumps of tissue are organized into organs and an organism, isn’t it?  Psalm 139 ... Psa 139:14   I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy…

SC blu cat lady - Can Rolling Stone get us past the UVA rape of faith to the historical UVA rape?

I am glad that these students are suing “Rolling Stone”. I would love to see them out of business. I have not heard of any journalist calling for reform at Rolling Stone. Even if UVA…

B. Hunter - The Empire Strikes Back With Judicial Collaboration (UPDATED)

I’ll say it again.  The Democrats will defend Planned Parenthood to the death.  Reminds me of the 2012 Democrat National Convention.  Someone figured out that the Dems had removed all references to God in their…

SpongJohn SquarePantheist - Nothing New under the Sun

Holy shnikies. That strategy sounds strangely familiar. In a way, it’s comforting that homosexuals and Marxists aren’t especially cunning or original. They just conform to a certain type of sociopathic mentality.

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

Update - http://news.yahoo.com/3-uva-graduates-sue-rolling-stone-over-retracted-230503118.html The final paragraph is chilling - “despite its flaws” the story (“debunked” is the correct term) is alleged to have salutary effects!  Orwellian Newspeak!

B. Hunter - Nothing New under the Sun

“From this point of view error soon goes on to to its natural end, which is to assert supremacy.” Wow.  Wise words.  Which is why when “error” starts you are best to “nip it in…