Monday, August 22, 2016

Signs Of A Cult Pt. 2: COGIC, Who Do We SERVE?

First I need to clarify for the sensationalists, that I am not contending that COGIC is a cult. I am a District Supt. in the church and would not dare such a thing about what I know  as a well spring of holiness. However, I am speaking of specific practices of some of those within the organizational church and comparing those actions to what we know about cult activity.

In my post, "Signs Of A Cult" I listed 9 things that cults and cult leaders do in general to gain control over their subjects and people they target. Remember sign # 7:
VII- Redefinition Of What Is True & How Truth Is Assessed:
One of the greatest seductions perpetrated by the cult leader is the elimination of any objective standards for truth and right. The bible or biblical operation is minimized. There is no "high view" of the word. There is a redefinition to "what I say" as opposed to what the word says. This sort of seduction does not begin overtly, it begins minimally. Little by little the standard of right and what is true is changed from an objective, biblical standard, to a subjective personal standard that cannot be readily corrected.

Interestingly enough I received some information from a Women's Department "Leader" that made me stand on my head. In what was titled "Protocol Guidelines for Effectively Serving Your Leader" 23 protocols were given as a directive to all those Missionary women who seek to be "armor bearers" in a certain COGIC Jurisdiction in Chicago. 

Although this is only the skin of the surface of problems in that Jurisdiction, which will go unnamed at the moment, I thought it interesting that time had been taken to set in "order" the behavior of the women who seek to serve in this particular Jurisdictional setting.
Rule 2a ~ "Know the proper code of ethics and behavior toward the leader" 
Now, somebody help me here? Since when did GOD issue an alternate set of rules to teach us how to follow leaders "ethically"? In fact, do TRUE believes act unethically towards leadership? Is there some HANDBOOK somewhere that teaches us these "extra biblical ethics" towards leaders? Then who wrote it? Paul or Peter?


Rule 9 ~ "Get to know your leader's likes and dislikes and govern your behavior accordingly"
So we are to "know" what our leader "likes" and "dislikes"??? For WHAT purpose? So we can be their SLAVE?...What about this verse:

Mark 10:44 ~ and whoever would be first among you must be slave (Gk: doulos or bond servant)of all.

The Jurisdictional instructions read more like a "How To Serve Royalty" than how to serve GOD and honor those in the church or those who partner in service for the glory of the Kingdom. As stated these instructions were delivered to the Missionary Dept. in effort to seemingly let the ladies know that they better get  in order, be in order, pay up and sit down!



Another of the rules of a cult is to make "subjects" of of adherents or followers, and never view them as equals. Guess what, Rule 12 says just that below:
"Do not get involved with the leader's conversation(s) with the leaders colleagues. Step away and allow your leader the necessary privacy to conduct business."
The "leader's colleagues"? Don't worry Sister Missionary being so gracious as to try to assist and help this Mother, or those who have "arrived", you're just pitly and beneath these leaders and they are out of your league...you have no colleague in the game....

Remember I said this in my previous article:

 IX - Personal Attachment Or Over Commitment To Cult Leaders Or Position
The cult leaders desires that their subjects tap into their personality and emotions. They will often do this by dispensing and distributing "positions" and "titles" to their subject to create a sense of importance and loyalty. In the minds of adherents, the emotion of the cult leader is what either motivates or discourages personal actions and attitudes. There is no independence of pursuit, without the enthusiastic approval of the cult leader. In addition, when one is seduced, to even tell them that they are seduced and not behaving rationally is like threatening or challenging one to a fight. The reason is that cult leaders spend an inordinate amount of time grooming their subjects into their way of thinking and rationalization of the world. Finally, the faults, and even sins of the cult leader are often overlooked and in many cases minimized or redefined to be "right" in spite of what is obviously wrong. When this is pointed out, the world created by the cult leader is threatened and the standards of the cult followers are overturned. In short, this is idolatry. Those that follow these cult leaders are idolaters.
Remember, cults teach "don't get so close" all the while they are all up in your business...however there is no reciprocity. This is amply seen in Rule 14...
 "Do not attempt to initiate jokes with your leader or engage in personal/common conversation"

Although you can't talk to or even joke with the leader, you can give them money at any time. In fact your are boarderline required to consider the leader "worthy" simply because they are the "leader". Here you go with Rule 23:
"Provide the necessary financial support as required in rendering tribute and honor to whom honor is due"
So you can only come "close" when it comes to giving MONEY...That is the standard whereby one can joke all day long and have as many conversations as one likes I suppose...

The I'll just have to repent I suppose because I am guilty of Rule 16:
"Do not disclose organizational information on social media without leadership authorization"

OOPS!!!! Now tell me, when will ANYONE doing wrong EVER authorize the public to know about it? In fact, if something is RIGHT and TRUE it can certainly stand the light of day can't it? This is a CLUE that you are being GROOMED to accept that what is being done and what is being done is wrong and needs your SILENT participation... 


One rule I LOVE...it is Rule 11. it simply says this:
"Do not take it upon yourself to orchestrate a surprise for your leader"
Ooh, how I love that one...I WON'T take it upon myself to orchestrate the SURPRISE of an OFFERING....I'll consider Rule 23 NOT in effect by the evidence of a list of 23 directives, most of which are designed to create a subservient relationship to get "subjects" in order...I AIN'T the one and THANK YOU for allowing me to keep my money!!!!

Who's to blame? Not the woman who released this...It's the BISHOP that backs it by allowing it to be distributed...you know the same set of rules go for the men as well??? That's really a no-brainer...

Sorry, I REFUSE to be USED!!!!

Blessed! 

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Can The Black Community Handle The Truth?


It seems that our community/my community/ the community I have served in ministry for nearly 30 years, can't handle the TRUTH about us!

While we are trying to disband the police (try that for a day and call me if you survive) we are THE MOST suffering people in a free nation than ever before...Face it...the PLANTATION ERA mentality has not helped us one bit...Seeking for someone to pay us back for what our ancestors suffered is not working...Seeking to be treated fairly, while we kill ourselves off slowly (CHICAGO, CHICAGO, CHICAGO) does NOTHING but makes us look crazy...

Ooh yes...Black exceptionalism exists...it always will...a few of us will make and do better for ourselves THANK GOD...but too many of us suffer, and our so called 'leaders" tell us to blame it on "the White man" for holding us down...Well YES he (the White man) has done his part...but THEY are not to blame for our blatant disrespect towards one another and for the ridiculous things that we do in our community...

Recently, when out with the family, we were on a rather peaceful drive, until we turned down one street to one particular gas station...at that point the neighborhood looked like a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY...Folk hanging out on cars, in a parking lot, liquor out, 40 Oz's all over the place, cans thrown around and folk loud as they can be...It was GHETTO-FANTABULOUS,  As a Black man, I wasn't afraid, but there was not one White person around and I thought how scared one would be to be there at that time...Why, the CULTURE was totally different, different enough that me as a Black community activist, known by most Blacks where I live, had reservations because this was new!!!

What did I see, people acting out POVERTY! Poverty has a distinct look and fell...I was in one of the worst and most poverty stricken zones in America by the US Census data...

As one that has served the poor gladly for over 20 years in pastoral ministry, and will happily do so as long as I live, I can say that WE NEED CHANGE, yes, spiritually, but in our natural choices and things that we do and entertain us...Poverty is ripe grounds for addiction, dysfunction, and hatred on all levels...

For Donald Trump to ask us, what do we have to lose if we change is the right question even if the wrong person is asking (and that is arguable)...once thing is for sure, the liberal politician, as much as he claims a "bleeding heart" only wants more of the same, because it's big business for him....

So don't tell me a THANG!!!! Until you've stood in the streets with over 50 families who loved ones have died of senseless violence in the streets...and sought to comfort them and call criminals into account and at the same time, take food and money off your own table to help folk...SHUT UP!!!!

Leave Donald alone on this one. The question is VALID!!!!

Blessed

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Star Parker: A Lawless Society

In her recent article in the Catalyst Magazine, a publication of the CURE (Center For Urban Renewal and Education) conservative activist Star Parker outlines the correlation between FBI Director Jim Comey’s rationalization regarding the violations of Democratic Presidential Candidate and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in her apparent email scandal and the seeming lawlessness and violent civil unrest that has sometimes occurred at recent Black Lives Matter events and rallies around the country. In the article Star says:
“What we are witnessing is the chaotic result of a society that is becoming each day more lawless. The basis of civilized, decent and just society is law. But law, if it’s going to be respected, must be rooted in core values and eternal truths. In the words of our second President, John Adams, we need a “government of laws, not of men”. 
Star goes on to say:
“In our zeal to purge our nation of Judeo-Christian values, driven by the false notion that religion hampers rather than enhances our freedom, we bear the consequences of this effort. We wind up with a government of men, not laws.”
Star also affirms that when law is not applied or taken seriously at the highest levels of society that those “struggling in life” will conclude that the country itself is unfair, and that there is no legislation that will calm people who do not feel respected or taken seriously. 

The Anarchy Of Black Lives Matter

Although I am certainly no fan of the Black Lives Matter movement, as I have expressed HERE, it should be noted that the unfairness of practices and policies within society is exactly what the Black Lives Matter(BLM) movement is attempting to address under its social justice agenda. However, the efforts have been perceived as unfriendly to public safety by many who have witnessed the outgrowth of anger and the veracity in which arguments are raised It is exactly the correlation between lawlessness, liberalism, injustice, and the attempt to correct injustice without embracing theologically inspired moral value paradigms that has allowed the movement to proliferate and find a place in the hearts and minds of a new generation of activists and those who see themselves as having been treated unjustly and unfairly by the system that currently exists. 

As stated, the methods embraced by the BLM movement has led to a host of social upheaval efforts
as outlined in their literature and multiple interviews. Founder of the movement and lesbian activist, Alicia Garza, states that in her opinion, the police, as we know of the institution within our society, should be done away with or disbanded. Ms. Garza, a bona-fide socialist and near communist in her views and application of what a society should embrace and operate, appears to believe that most of the primary institutions within society are driven not only by race, but by male dominance and heterosexism, which, from studying her commentary, have all combined to hurt the Black community and take advantage of all of them that are struggling in life. 

Ms. Garza’s sentiments were born out of her observations of activities and police interactions in the San Francisco Bay area, in which she describes that the police and policing activities were and are basically a tool for gentrification in which unfair and obtuse laws are unfairly applied to target Black people in particular, oppressing them so much and ultimately forcing them to clear out of entire areas and neighborhoods so that the White establishment can do a “land grab” and ultimately community redevelopment without having to pay the people from whom they initially took the land.

Ms. Garza's Interview by The Nation Blog and her comments regarding abolishing the police acan be found HERE

It seems that examination of practices such as these, which includes the systematic murder of persons of color by police activities, and other issues all around the country appear to be a combination of primary reasons that the BLM movement gained so much appeal among many Blacks and others who have witnessed similar in their neighborhoods and communities, and who have felt taken advantage of and belittled by what others, primarily the White establishment, believe are societal norms.

Moral Values, Society & The Law Of God 

If what Star has set forth is true, that we are in turmoil as a country because of the lack of respect for law even at the highest ranks of society, and also from the disdain of a transcendent source of objective moral values and law, and I believe that she is correct, then there is no natural solution to our plight as a nation and as a people. If she is correct, then we can expect to see more and more unjust laws continue to come forth based on what men think is true as opposed to what God says is true. 

Under the system of subjective morality, standards are only as good as the group that is in power says that they are. Everything, right and wrong, moral good and bad, is relegated to what men “think” is true and what men ‘feel” is right or good. 

If men can contour truth to be whatever they want it to be, or make truth include whatever constructs that they think are correct, then we are relegated to a disparity that will always be based on the strength and moral right of men and mankind. In other words there will always be injustice. The interpretation and application of law will always be applied as it facilitates politics and classism. Ultimately, someone, left out of those damaged by the process will invariably feel that they must fight, by whatever means, to make their cause heard. 

The socialism/communism that the BLM movement promotes will not correct or fix the problem. In fact, the socialism espoused by the BLM movement will only exacerbate the problem by taking from a class of people what they believe is theirs, by disregarding the law or at least making exceptions within the law based on personal appeal and exceptions to it. 

As Star suggests, there is no legal proceeding or ruling from the Supreme Court that will correct the problem. If guns are totally banned from America, that will not solve the problem or issues. No legislative action can fix a problem that stems from the heart and the hearts of men and mankind. The only thing that will fix and or correct the problem is a reversion back to sound moral truths and values based on what is true. Not based on what someone accepts or perceives to be true. There is a vast difference.

Acceptance Of Truth

Pilate stood before Jesus and asked, “What is truth?” (Jn. 18:38) What he did not know, but soon found out afterward, was the Jesus was different than anyone he had met up until that point in his life. To know Jesus, was to know truth! To know him and to have met his is what made him want to wash his hands clean of any misconception or negative association with him. To know the word of the Lord IS to know truth: 

John 6:63 ~ It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 

We live in a society that feels that truth, moral right and the assessment of moral wrong are negotiable and that concepts of absolute truth are hindrances to freedom. Mistakenly, many contend that truth and freedom comes from an unlimited abundance of objects from which to choose. However, in reality truth only comes from the unfettered ability to make a choice and once a choice is made, the individual is bound by the choice that he makes.

God has stated what is good, right and moral for mankind to live by. Within his statements are LIFE and pure freedom. If God has said that premarital abstinence is what we should experience and we follow his mandate and proscriptions, how many unwanted pregnancies would be avoided? How many STD’s would not be transmitted? How many sleepless nights would be avoided simply because someone followed and obeyed the truth? I don’t want to paint the picture that following truth is easy by any means, but what I do want to say is that following truth and right, makes living and life much more fulfilling. 


John 15:11 ~ These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.


The law of God has come through Jesus to fulfill our joy, not to hamper or hinder it. We are hampered by our redefinition of truth and moral right. When that happens society feels and knows there is an injustice and there will always be opposing ends of the spectrum of truth, right and wrong. 

Man’s redefinition of marriage has hampered us as a society, not freed us. Man’s redefinition of life and when that life has rights, has hampered us, not freed us. Man’s moral landscape of pluralism and subjectivism has hampered us, not freed us. Man’s desire to rid himself of God, and standards of objective moral values and truth has hampered us, not freed us.

The best that we can do is realize that as a society, if wrong can be identified, then right can certainly be known. Since we have been created by God, then within every one of us is the ability to know that which is right and distinguish it from that which is wrong. Even at that truth and right does not need our agreement. What is right is right by itself and what is wrong is wrong everyday of the week and cannot be amended to be right. 

One thing I know, to know Jesus is to know the truth and to know the truth is to know his word, because HIS word is right! In a word where there is so much unrest, we should want to know the rest of Jesus above all other things and we will only find that rest when we yield to him, his word and his law, because his law delivers LIFE to all men who hear and do it. 


Blessed! 


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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Russian Christians Under Attack...Told To Not Share Their Faith In Public


For the first time in our history, the people of Russia are the most abundant readers in any month of the Dunamis Word Blog. This, of course, is quite a surprise to the founder of the blog in that the Dunamis Word centers and focuses on the American church and social issues within the American community more than any other topic.

FIRST, we WELCOME the fine Russian people and their readership! I personally appreciate the fact that this message and insights are traveling across the globe, whether one agrees with the opinions and concerns expressed or not, it just may be that there is something being said and or examined here that is hopefully assisting individuals with this thing called LIFE!!!!


That leads to another point however...The complete American political fiasco...It could be that the Russian people are looking for the outside story on the political happenings in America and I don't blame them for searching...The media is certainly bias, no matter how much they claim to be independently owned and operated...Anytime corporate America owns anything and money is involved, one can rest assured that the allegiance will be to those "greasing the pan" as opposed to those of us who make the grease!


America is still not communist, at least officially, however large segments of our population have accepted socialism as acceptable within society. Look at the Democratic Party's finalist...a self avowed socialist named Bernie Sanders, who has never even claimed to be a Democrat. In fact the love for Sander's Socialism and the views he expressed that were rooted in socialist values and even borderline Communism, threatened and still yet threatens to tear away at the core of American politics and social values both now and for years to come.


Religious Freedoms Under Attack


Then, maybe, it is the spiritual awakening that is taking place in Russia due to the spiritual attack that has been levied on the Russian religious population by its government. Recently, President Putin enacted legislation banning evangelization by any and all religious groups outside of their places of worship. In other words, it is now law that one cannot share their faith outside of a religious building, or a building designated for religious use. According to the law, one cannot even share one's faith even in their own home!


Yes, this is disturbing and it is problematic for Western Christians to see the stage set for persecution and further abuse of Christians around the world.  

The good news is that for years we have heard from organizations that have missionaries within Russia, that there is a revival taking place and that the Russian people are renewing faith in Christ like never before. I believe that is GOOD!!!! The bad news is that because of the threat of terrorism, the Christian faith, as well as all faiths, have been thrown into the potpourri of confusion and the seething cauldron of restrictions designed to stop the practice and acceptance of faith and ultimately the gospel of Jesus itself. 

Well, America is not too far away from that in some form. Those calling themselves "freethinkers"  and believing that "freedom from religion" are American values, have long said that religion does not belong in "public life" (even though many of them don't want religion in private life either). The fact is that this attack on religion, though inspired by Muslim extremists such as ISIS, is focused on Christianity now more than ever before and real Christians, who are not called to live in a corner or abject obscurity, will suffer the brunt of the effort. 

Who Is To Blame?

With all of that said, the blame for this attack upon Christianity and Christian values, cannot be laid at the feet of Russian communism, Islam, terrorism or any other "ism". It can be laid at the feet of a BACKSLIDDEN CHURCH who has failed to keep itself pure in this world and who have become just like any and all other men!

Believe me...I personally don't fear communism and although I firmly believe in the values of freedom and a capitalistic society and what we have come to call American values, I embrace all my communist friends and even those seeking freedom from communism and communist baggage. I embrace all those Christians who live in a communist country, but who want better for their children and families, just like I do. My fear is not communism but that of a DRUNK, backslidden church, enamored with its own self appellation and pursuing its own self aggrandizement rather than seeking its God. My fear is that of a church who will accept any ungodly and unbiblical behavior, even shaming those who speak out against it, as if being quiet against sin is the highest calling of God to this world. 

These are the things to be fearful of if anything at all...not communism or even socialism...However, I pray for the peace and safety of my fellow Christian brothers and sisters in Russia who have the same burning desire as I do to share their faith and to be what God has called them to be. I appreciate your circumstance and stand with you during this time of the great falling away from the faith. I would that Christians around the world would join along with you and your families and communities of faith in prayer to the great God that we serve that shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing. 


Be STRONG my Russian friends and fellow Christians and may the Lord continue to be with you! That is my prayer, in JESUS name!!!!


Ephes 6:10-1210-Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11-Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12-For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in highplaces. 

Blessed!  

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Monday, August 1, 2016

We DENOUNCE The Vaules Of The Black Lives Matter Organization

Saints and friends, I have not written in a long time on the blog, but believe me, I have been thoroughly engaged in the current political and, religious and social fiascos (too many to name) taking place all around the country...

From the Pope and his refusal to denounce the hatred and uniqueness of Islamic extremism by declaring that the "fundamentalists" are the problem with every religion, to the absurd attack of the Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump on a Muslim American for exercising his LIBERTY and freedom of speech by calling Donald into account, asking "WHAT have you SACRIFICED for your country?"...BTW: Don, building a business is a PERSONAL sacrifice, not a sacrifice for the country!!!!


Anyway, I have also had the time to study the controversy over the Black Lives Matter movement and with all diligence I must, emphatically and solicitously give a thorough and strong denouncement of the movement and what it stands for in its current form. This is what I recently posted on facebook regarding this organization and their intents:
"BLACK LIVES MATTER: 
Someone asked me if I supported BLM some time ago. Please read this statement from their website: 
"We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, and especially “our” children to the degree that mothers, parents and children are comfortable." 
We UNEQUIVOCALLY DO NOT support the BLM organization, neither do we agree with any core values that seek the demise or "disruption" of the nuclear family structure.
Further, the BLM movement as they have chosen to set themselves forth is a gay and transgender affirming organization. In our view recognition of gays or transgender individuals is not an issue, however the imposition and subversion of sound moral values and religion in the process is a damnable act and position which the BLM movement would not only seem to support but also proliferate. 
From a social and political vantage point the BLM movement appears to be an extension of a communistic political theory considering all people to be a single community which the government must serve and act towards. 
For these reasons and others, neither New Bethel, NB Ministries, its director and Pastor Harvey Burnett nor any of our ministry constituents endorse, affirm or uphold or encourage the work or efforts of the BLM movement as it pertains to efforts outlined on their official website as found attached to this message."
Yes. we are fully aware that religious liberalism is at an all time high...in fact we have clergy declaring that their "faith" drives them towards a Democratic party who REMOVED God from their party platform, endorses homosexuality as a behavior and endorses and even wants to force the public to pay for abortion and abortion services based on the bad science and horrible decision of Roe v Wade. I mean it is all simply unbelievable!!!! 

However, as it pertains to BLM, there are a couple of issues...1- their values are based on socialism, even communism to some degree and are not biblically centered and or based...example, noone has an issue standing for and or fighting for the human dignity of all individuals, including homosexuals, however, we have great issue with exalting a homosexual lifestyle not only from a scriptural standpoint but also form a morally humanistic standpoint.

All people deserve respect, but we should not be made to regard the SINS of men and mankind as if it is admirable...so PLEASE take that "I Can't change, even if I wanted to" commercial back to the GARBAGE Ad Council...because it AIN'T true!!!! People change every day and many come out of homosexuality as well. If someone can go into the sin, then anyone can change!

2- The BLM movement is shrouded in suspicious intent and anarchist values...Look, anyone and anything wanting the demise of the traditional family and hetero-sexism is CRAZY and does not deserve the attention that I am even setting forth here...

Being BLACK does not hinge on accepting sins and even encouraging the breakdown of the family and community...As a Black man and a NATIVE AMERICAN, it looks as if the BLM movement is simply an opportunist organization looking to take advantage of negative feelings, while dumping in all the ungodliness they can in the same bank of dissatisfaction and malcontent. This is unacceptable and I deplore the strategy.

I refuse to even go down the rabbit hole of the homosexuals (lesbians I am told) who founded this organization and delivered their Guiding Principles. I can simply read the principles that they are governed by and reject them whole cloth...AWAY with the fight over whether "Christians" should accept this movement and what it represents...It is CLEAR to me that there is no Christian that should allow this secular movement and humanistic values venture invade their spirits and minds.

This is what guides us:

1 Tim 5:22 ~ Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.

Believe me, I understand the controversy. There are simply many more Black liberal elites in our pulpits than we ever thought that there were. They are COGIC, Apostolic, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, COG, Assembly, 7th Day, Nazarines, and certainly independent and non-denominational...In my opinion, their call to secularism and a sort of secular, non word based lifestyle is the symptom of the hindrance that we are witnessing in the country today.

Black endorsed by far the most liberal sort of political leader in President Barack Obama and are affirmed in their liberalism by many of the policies that he endorsed and set in place. I will be the FIRST to say that I appreciate the President's representation of a moral lifestyle in his personal interractions with his wife and children and have never been more proud of that as a Black man, however, live BLM, I am SAD that the moral values espoused by this President and this movement is far beneath what Blacks have stood for traditionally....FAMILY!!!!

No, I certainly don;t endorse Hillary...how can a woman who supposedly fights for "children's rights" stand so strongly for abortion???? CONFUSION!!!! Can't endorse that nor the proliferation of homosexual rights, and to the article I will not endorse, any group who wants to break down American society...Yes, we need reform in social justice, but we do NOT need to do that at the expense of the family!

Sorry, I will not sing your praises BLM...I ONLY sing the praises of JESUS!!!!

For all those that think they can mix the values of the BLM movement and a real Christian and biblically based faith...remember this:

1 Cor. 15:33 ~ Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Pastor Harvey Burnett

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Islam, Submission With No Peace Pt. 14 ~ The Crisis With ISIS


We stand WITH the victims, citizens and families of Orlando, FL. and America herself, suffering from the reach of domestic terrorism. While there are pundits attempting to make this event an issue of gun control, and an issue of homosexual civil rights, the fact is that the ideology that took the lives of some 50 persons and injured, and maimed some 53 others, is an age old philosophy based and rooted in a particular interpretation of the Quran that has been the generally accepted interpretation within the Muslim world. 

Although the murderer in this case, claimed his allegiance to ISIS with no mention of simply wanting to kill "gay people" what he did was a sick act of hatred, thoroughly condemned as an act of pure religion or service to God in any way. Christians should CONTINUE to preach against the sin of homosexuality, but should also be mindful that God has not called a single Christian to KILL ANYONE in the name of Christ because of the sin they embrace. 


So liberal pundit, we, as Christians, DO NOT take the blame for what is done in the name of Allah or the god of the Quran. As we will discover in the video-series below, Allah is NOT the God of the bible and the teaching of the Quran, whether liberal, moderate or extreme, cannot be harmonized or reconciled with the teaching of Christianity or the command of Christ. 

It is my prayer that you leave the webpage tuned to The Dunamis Word for the duration of these programs brought to you by the John Ankerberg Show, and that you will listen to the content, because this just may be the information you need to make a difference in your community. Also feel free to visit and join our Facebook web page "In Defense Of The Faith" where we present information regarding this and other matters of Christian faith, lifestyle and values. 


Blessed! 








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Monday, June 6, 2016

A COGIC Apology & Revised Operations Re: Young Men Of Valor Training Manual


Read Pt. 1 Of This Issue HERE


In a recent posting at COGIC.org, the Church Of God In Christ came forth to correct and "repudiate" the information set forth in the "Sexual Health" section of its 2015 "Young Men Of Valor Training Manual". In addition, an official letter of apology was sent from International Youth Department President, Pastor Ben Stephens, "distancing himself" from the teaching of the manual. The office of the Presiding Bishop seems to have delivered a general order reaffirming our church's position on the issue of celibacy, sex and sexuality and setting forth guidelines of how the church will insure that such erroneous information will not be delivered to any COGIC member under a COGIC platform in the future.

As a reminder, this is what I asked in my previous article:
"How did this material get by screening? Was the material even screened at all? Were our leaders so enamored with their job duties, recognition, fame, conferences and the "department program" that what they were actually teaching our youth was of no consideration? Is there commonly no vetting of material by the Presiding Bishop's office? What of General Board officials? Have they no duty to review church programs and materials to make sure there is harmony with church and biblical values in materials distributed? With all of this surrounding material given to our young men, what in the world may be in the Young Women Of Excellence material? Does it also contain challenging and ungodly suggestions? The church and the leaders of the church have a greater duty to the members of this church than what they are showing and have shown in this matter? A statement of apology from these department leaders is in order as well.
Although the who and how, of this question was not addressed, I remain positive, and am EXCITED to see that dissent such as mine and the dissent of others was taken seriously enough to act upon and to implement measures that assure the fidelity of teaching and consistency of doctrine to ALL COGIC youth and members going forward.   

First: A Letter Of Apology:


Pastor Ben Stephens, the President of the International Youth Department, in a letter to Presiding Bishop Blake dated May 29th, stated the following:
"It was under my watch that the Young Men of Valor (2015 Edition) was published that omitted the Church of God in Christ's well-established theological, biblical, and doctrinal information surrounding "sanctified" sexuality. In its stead was clinical information acquired from various (non-Church of God in Christ) professional sources. The 2015 edition clearly represents a lapse in judgement and failure in supervision, and I take full responsibility for it."
Pastor Stephens further affirmed that the Young Men Of Valor program should be consistent with church values by stating the following 5 things:
"1. Sex is not to be engaged in outside the context of marriage; therefore, encouraging young men to maintain their virginity until marriage, by practicing celibacy.
2. We support the concept and commitment to sexual abstinence prior to marriage.
3. We encourage and support holy matrimony only between a man and woman.
4. We find it vital to address sexual temptations but from a holy and biblical perspective.
5. Single Young Men of Valor are encouraged to live chaste and sexually pure according to the Bible and the Doctrine of the Church of God in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian (Young Man of Valor) is enabled to live a holy and separated life in this present world."
Pastor Stephens letter was encouraging, to the point and well appreciated. The entire letter can be viewed HERE.

Secondly: New Guidelines To Govern The Review & Release Of Distributed Information:


I and others asked about the vetting process for publications and information that is delivered to our children and all COGIC members. The General Order from the Bishops office, in no uncertain terms, addresses the issue as follows:
"1. Pastor Ben Stephens has given a strong reprimand and his actions will be subject to oversight for an undetermined period of time;

2. Oversight and management of the Young Men of Valor program has been reassigned;

3. Bishop James L. Whitehead, Jr. has been appointed to lead a standing commission that will be responsible for reviewing all printed departmental materials as well as all materials promoted or sold through the Publishing House to ensure they are in line with COGIC doctrine;


4. Representatives of the Publishing Board will appear before the General Board semi‐annually to provide information on content being offered; and,


5. All department leaders have been tasked with conducting an audit within their respective departments to determine if any documents now exist that are in need of revision to ensure alignment with COGIC doctrine."
In my opinion, these guidelines, if followed faithfully, will assure that information delivered to our youth is consistent to COGIC doctrine and more importantly biblical positions on the issues. The General Board should know and be fully aware of what is being taught to not only our youth, but throughout our church.

I believe that it is the first duty of the minister and ministry everywhere to deliver information that is faithful to the word of God. The conferences and all the operations, books and everything else is secondary to truth and the wholesome, biblically based information that we are charged to deliver to our members and the world. It is my desire that this church would slow itself down, reorganize priorities and set its face towards the substance that makes holiness different and unique from the doctrines of men and live out its first call, to love God and do righteously in this world. 

Secondary Issues:

Even with what I consider to be positive steps taken by our church in addressing the issues favorably and responsibly, there is yet further speculation that this fiasco was a calculated move to move us off center as it pertains to fidelity and sexual integrity and purity within the church, and that Ben Stephens is wholly responsible for this manual and its subsequent content, but does not suffer because of his relationship to Presiding Bishop Blake. 

The fact is that even "if" Pastor Ben Stephens was totally responsible for the teachings in this manual, and even 'if" such material was planted as a part of a conspiracy to subjugate our youth to ungodliness, ALL parties, involved (or not), have had to publicly repudiate the manual and its contents under the "Sexual Health" section, to the fullest degree. This is a written record which has been captured both by myself and others and is not so easily overcome by equivocating on the issue. 

I do not believe that addressing the response with high levels of criticism is productive. While each individual is entitled to believe what they wish, it is the position of this blog that this matter has been and is being addressed adequately by COGIC leadership, there are new procedures in place to address other potential issues,  and The Dunamis Word is glad to serve and facilitate positive change and better procedures in whatever way we can.

Blessed!

COGIC General Order & Repudiation Of The Sexual Health section of the Young Men Of Valor Training Manual: 


     


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Sunday, May 29, 2016

COGIC Delivers & Withdraws Comprehensive Sexual Education To Youth


Updated 6/6/2016: READ The COGIC Response To This Issue HERE


Yes, you read the headline correctly. The Church Of God In Christ, otherwise known as "COGIC", the largest organized Pentecostal/Holiness church in the United States primarily led by Black ministers and leaders, was at least until recently, offering through the National Youth Department, comprehensive sex education in what was called the "Young Men Of Valor Training Manual" (with a creepy cover to the right). 

Since many individuals don't know the difference between or how to identify various sex education programs, please allow me to define what is meant by a comprehensive sex education program. Advocates For Youth.org defines a comprehensive sex education program in the following manner: 
"Comprehensive Sex Education teaches about abstinence as the best method for avoiding STDs and unintended pregnancy, but also teaches about condoms and contraception to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy and of infection with STDs, including HIV. It also teaches interpersonal and communication skills and helps young people explore their own values, goals, and options."
Careful attention to the part about helping young people "explore their own values, goals, and options." is the defining feature of the sexual health information that was placed into the Young Men Of Valor manual. Providing comprehensive sexual education seems to be EXACTLY what this program was designed to do at least in the sexual health section.

To be clear, COGIC has since removed the manual and produced a statement dated May 24th, 2016 as follows:

However, according to additional REPORTS from Dr. Earl Carter, who seems to have first examined this issue, COGIC has since distanced itself from the publication with all leaders claiming that they did not know what was being printed and delivered to our youth through the International Youth Department Manual.   
"If you do decide to have sex, you should: Use condoms 100% of the time. You need to make sure that you use a new latex condom (or dental dam) correctly every time you have oral, anal or vaginal sex. If you're allergic to latex, use a polyurethane male or female condom"~ COGIC International Youth Dept. Young Men Of Valor Training Manual Pg. 69 (yes-page 69 see below)
Dr. Earl Carter, who has an outstanding call to our church to reform and reject the leadership Of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake for various reasons which I will not elucidate here, recently revealed the COGIC youth department's teaching manual, in which  young men were taught how to have sex rather than how to avoid sex and sexual activity, or even examine sexual consideration in light of scripture. In fact the booklet even suggests making provisions for sexual acts normally associated with homosexual behavior.
Not To Beat A Dead Horse...'Cause This Horse Ain't Dead!

Though the manual has been pulled and a statement issued from the church regarding it, this is a huge issue and one worthy of great ongoing concern. Why? In part because as a church we trust our leaders...ALL of our leaders, to guard and watch out for the best interest of our youth, especially in the auxiliaries they serve. 

As a Supt. in this church, I feel that if we cannot trust Departmental leaders and their committees and teams to review, approve and stand by material distributed to millions of children and members in the church, those same department heads should be immediately removed from position and replaced by individuals who take their duties with more diligence.  

The Information Has Already Done Much Damage:

Pulling the information after the fact does not change the fact that the information that has already been distributed, has done its damage. In fact, from the review that I have seen of the pages of the manual, not only did the manual teach young adults how to make sexual decisions, but made no reference to the biblical teaching that sex without marriage is sin. In fact there was no reference to any biblical mandates or consideration for the integrity of the word of God in the life of the believer. It was a secular writing, from a secular point of view based on secular information, and human moral values. At a glance, one could see that the information contained within this guide was not biblically centered. 

 At one point the authors of the manual assume that the young men that they are training are involved in same sex relationships among other relationships. 
"If you are sexually active, you also need to think about:
  • Gender of your sexual partner 
  • Kind of relationship you have with them
  • Type of contraception and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention methods you use".  
             COGIC International Youth Dept. Young Men Of Valor Training Manual Pg.                67- 68 

While I have not received the complete "Training Manual;" it seemed like a "how to" journal instead of an actual teaching on "valor", especially as it pertains to youth sexual activity and functions. One could rightly ask, is the only reason that the manual was removed and taken down because it was revealed or spoken of publicly? Can we afford to passively sit by while our youth, who are constantly bombarded with the message of sex and sexual immorality, are under attack?

In addition, since it didn't take anything more than Dr. Carter making this known on his video, how in the world did subscribers both to the publication and to the Youth Department, who were aware of this MESS, think that this book was valuable or of a resource to our youth or consistent in any manner with teaching our young men encouraging them to be strong and courageous in this world? This is what makes the revelation of the material so shocking and the response of our church so lack-luster and wholly inadequate. 

For the record, VALOR is defined as the following:
"boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle;heroic courage; bravery:" Dictionary.com
"strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter danger with firmness : personal bravery" Merriam-Webster.com
"Courage and boldness, as in battle; bravery. boldness or determination in facing danger." The Free Dictionary.com
This manual, designed to teach children in a Pentecostal/holiness church, was teaching anything but valor. It taught children how to conform to the world rather than to conform to Christ.

How did this material get by screening? Was the material even screened at all? Were our leaders so enamored with their job duties, recognition, fame, conferences and the "department program" that what they were actually teaching our youth was of no consideration? Is there commonly no vetting of material by the Presiding Bishop's office? What of General Board officials? Have they no duty to review church programs and materials to make sure there is harmony with church and biblical values in materials distributed? With all of this surrounding material given to our young men, what in the world may be in the Young Women Of Excellence material? Does it also contain challenging and ungodly suggestions? The church and the leaders of the church have a greater duty to the members of this church than what they are showing and have shown in this matter? A statement of apology from these department leaders is in order as well.  

Now, was this not the same basis for the chastisement of Dr. Earl Carter from the beginning? Remember, his Convocation message was released, but when criticism started to occur, the leadership, the Presiding Bishop's Office in particular, vocally and forcefully condemned Carter's message and terminology, even making a video which was released from West Angeles on the issue. 

In this case, we have a generic statement written by who, we don't know, saying that the information was not properly vetted, which we already know, and that it is being investigated as to what happened and simply saying that, it won't happen again. How do we trust that? WE CAN'T!

My problem...


First, the Youth Department has violated both its Objective and the YPWW Pledge. From it's website:
"This charismatic department will design, develop, and implement programs and ministry opportunities that meet the spiritual needs of the youth of our church. Rallies, workshops, and pertinent seminars will be tools used to effectively teach our youth how to apply the Word of God in their lives."
That objective was clearly missed by the acceptance of such a manual. Secondly, focus on our YPWW Pledge:
"We pledge our unselfish devotion and loyalty to the principles and doctrine of our COGIC faith to be representatives of holiness in our everyday life; and to let our lives be the mirror that reflects the image of Christ."
Missed on BOTH accounts!

We have a list of persons associated with this department and at least 4 involved in the "Education" section of the department. I would like to hear from them, how this material got by them or what they were told was contained within the material. 

I would also like to hear from the Presiding Bishop, Charles E Blake, assuring the church that information pertaining to SEXUAL HEALTH that was placed in this manual, was wholly inconsistent with church teaching and that the church further REPUDIATES such teaching as was in the manual under the guise of "sexual health". In other words, I would like to see our leadership approach this matter with the same vigor and intensity as the matter of Dr. Earl Carter was addressed. 

As of now, we do not know how many young people were given this information with the blessing of adults who either did not know what was in the manual, or who did know and were ready, eager and willing to teach kids about sex! The manual was on sale for $30.00. How many manuals were sold and how much in profits were already received and delivered?  believe this church, the Grand Ole Church Of God In Christ, has a greater moral duty to ALL of its members and especially to our youth and families. I believe we should expect and demand better from this church. 

Supt. Harvey Burnett
Blessed!

The Infamous Pg. 69

     

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Floodgates Are Open: No Age Too Young For A Pedophile

While the battle was raging for and against homosexual marriage, those of us who could see the moral climate of America eroding right before our eyes, often warned that if America accepted that the right of marriage could be altered, and allowed same gender individuals to marry with rights afforded to heterosexual couples, that there would be nothing to stop anyone, with any sort of proclivity, "identity" or feelings from marrying, or at least petitioning to marry, just about anything, anyone or anybody. 
"Sixteen is a totally arbitrary age of consent. It originates from 1885, when consent was raised from 13. There is, however, no medical or psychological evidence that 16 (as opposed to 14 or any other age) is the age of sexual or emotional maturity." ~ Tatchell, Peter, "Why the age of consent should be lowered to 14" 2002. 
Well, almost on cue, here come the pedophiles reaffirming what they have been saying for years. Nearly as expected, the leaders of the pedophile movement, or the movement to lower the age of sexual consent for minors, are also advocates of the homosexual community, such as the author of the article referenced above.

That article was written by Peter Tachell. Although we are using Mr. Tachell's article for this expose, he is certainly not the progenitor of these ideas, ideals and values. Remember the complete controversy of Kevin Jennings, President Obama's former "Safe Schools Czar" who was "inspired" by Harry Hay? Here is some additional information on Harry Hay's vision for youth:
"Mr. Jennings stated, “One of the people that’s always inspired me is Harry Hay.” The late Hay was a “gay-rights” activist most notorious for supporting the North American Man Boy Love Association. In 1983, speaking in support of NAMBLA, Hay claimed: “[I]f the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world.” ~ The Washington Times Editorial 2009
Harry was not just speaking of a young man hiking, camping and or being mentored by an adult male. He was certainly referencing an adult male helping a younger male discover his sexuality, through and by perverted homosexual acts. Although I don't lay the blame of the age of consent movement at Tachell's feet, he may also think of Harry Hay as a champion as well. I have no clue. Neither do I accuse him, Tachell, of immoral behavior, however desiring to have sex with children IS an immoral desire which could lead to an immoral act. What we know is that for quite some time, there has been a movement afoot to encourage laws allowing sex and sexual activity between children and adults to become normalized and less penalized under the law. 

Additional Insight

The article seemed to have been originally published by a UK group calling itself, "The Libertarian Alliance" (LA) in 2002. The LA claims to be an educational charity that promotes rights to "life, liberty, and property". One of the leaders of LA, is named John Kersey. In 2013 Mr. Kersey wrote a blog article for LA called "Reflections of the Age of Consent" in which he examines concepts of "the age of consent" over the years in Europe suggesting at one point that it is a developed idea for children to be able to engage in sex and sexual activity as young as age 12. 

LA writer Max O'Connor, who compares adults giving sexual pleasure to a child as similar to giving a child "sweets and toys", wrote in his article "Sex Coercion and The Age Of Consent" in 1981:
"If children are coerced into submitting to sex by the use of force, or by threats, then this is certainly a violation of their rights and the attacker should be sharply dealt with. It is difficult to comprehend how merely becoming friendly with a child, and then encouraging him or her to indulge in sexual activities, can be a violation of rights."
So these perverted concepts have been around for quite some time and there is a rationale behind the ideas that has the ability to seduce weak politicians and the liberal elite.  

The ideas and concepts are so in line with the pedophile movement, and further the marriage perversion movement that we should take a look at what's brewing and the excuses that are being generated for grown people, both men and women, to have sex with children.

History & The Islamic Connection To Pedophilia

Although the Catholic Church and many Christian churches have suffered due to sexual abuse of minors and pedophilia, the fact is that pedophilia has been and continues to be disdained, both from a scriptural standpoint, and from a biblically moral standpoint. Islam is not so. It is a historical FACT that prophet Muhammad had youth brides. According to Islamic teaching on the subject, one, Muhammad's best friend's daughter, became his bride, by Muhammad's demand, at the age of 6 years old. Due to a sickness, Muhammad did not consummate the marriage until the child was 9 years old. After the death of his first wife, Muhammad had 11 wives of various ages and it was accounted that Muhammad had sex with as many of his wives as he could every day regardless of whether they were on their cycle of not. In other words, there was a disregard for the needs of a woman, only regard given to what a man desired. 

One would think things like this are corrected in modern Islam. However they are not. Leading, vocal clerics, speaking on behalf of Islam, not only affirm the historical details, but set forth new rules and guidelines, none of which overturn old regulations.

For example, a leading cleric, following the teachings of the Quran on the subject:
"A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However, he should not penetrate; sodomizing the child is OK. If a man penetrates and damages the child, then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however, does not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girl’s sister. . . It is better for a girl to marry in such a time when she would begin menstruation at her husband,s house rather than her father’s house. Any father marrying his daughter so young will have a permanent place in heaven." ~ Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Tahrirolvasyleh, volume 4 (Gom, Iran: Darol Elm, 1990), p. 186.
This man's words are yet respected and highly regarded in the Islamic world today and are not easily removed, erased, or modified by modern Imam and Clerics on the issue. There is a long history of people who want to have sex with children and to perverts such as that, the younger, the better!

Summary Of Pedophile Reasons:
Aside from some perverted religious excuses listed above, here is an additional small summary list of reason why the pedophile thinks that it is a good idea to be able to have sex with kids (with a little "spin"):
1 - As stated above, "current ages of consent {age 16 and over} are simply arbitrary. Why in post enlightenment times it was age 13." We are "progressives" so let's at least go to age 14.
2 - Too many kids are sexually illiterate when they become adults and start having sex. Kids learn everything else from adults, so learning sex should be from an adult..."It's an adult's duty to teach that young  b_ _ _ y!"
3 - Too many otherwise good adults are going to jail for having sex with kids. This is an epidemic. Lowering the age will keep these "God fearing" and otherwise "morally upright" citizens out of jail.
4 - 20% of kids are abused anyway even though the age of consent is 16 now. If the age were lowered we could seduce and abuse them first so they won't feel so bad or be so shocked when they are abused later by real criminals! 
5-  Kids will be healthier. In the countries that have a lower age of consent, kids have lower birthrates, lower incidences of HIV, pregnancies and abortions even when having sex with kids their own age, but kids having sex with an adult is always better!
Conclusion: The Door Is Opened

I have sought to make this somewhat humorous, (believe me, I KNOW sexual abuse, and especially child sexual abuse is NOT a funny thing) but I believe that the ideas and concepts are exactly on point because this is what is presented and read over and over in publications by such pedophiles. Whether having acted out upon their lusts or simply fantasizing, this is what they are saying about sex with children. 

Because marriage has been expanded, the door is opened for the community of pedophile perverts to now make their case claiming to be a sexual minority with rights because they are a "diverse minority" group. The morality of harm arguments are in full effect and in place to begin to ask questions of "who is really being hurt by having sex with a child?"  In nearly every case, according to these perverts and others like them, it is always beneficial for the children when an adult has sex with them or attempts to introduce sexual concepts.

The CHURCH, Glass House No Rocks!

The church unfortunately is not untouched by this. We have PEDOPHILE PASTORS and leaders who fantasize every Sunday about young girls legs, breasts and hips. Some see the congregation of young men and women as flowers that they can pick when they want to even placing some of our daughters and sons in compromising situations. 

What's more is that we have lazy and self centered parents and guardians and church members, unwilling to protect these daughters and sons as well. Some willingly give their children to pastors and other leaders who they "suspect" are doing inappropriate things, but who they never call into question...

A CURSE be upon you for your continued refusal to do right and safeguard our children and call the pulpit pedophile to justice!

Just in case you don't know, judgement is in the land. God said he was not going to destroy the world with water this time, but he is letting America know that he can do it if he so chooses. He can turn the water on and does not have to turn it off, because he does not have a water bill!

Next time will be FIRE! All of this garbage will burn up and melt away, right along with the immoral and the ungodly. Those are they who have rejected Jesus in spite of HIS warning. What can they expect to receive but what he has promised? Destruction. 

For all those men and women challenged with the sin of pedophilia, REPENT! Don't fantasize. That demon will never let you go once he has a hold of you. Allow the Lord to make you whole!!! Time to destroy those chains and bonds in JESUS name!

Blessed!      

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Monday, May 16, 2016

President Obama, This One's On YOU!

In Sept. 2014, President Obama, VP Joe Biden and others, moved to call the nation to action and greater accountability and to "protect" women on college campuses all across America through the new "It's On Us" initiative to address incidents of rape, sexual abuse and violence against women which continues to occur at many of our institutions of higher learning. At one point the President uttered these words:
"It is on all of us to reject the quiet tolerance of sexual assault and to refuse to accept what’s unacceptable."~ President Barack Obama 9/2014
What a difference less than 2 years makes...

Initiated by advocates of the gay lobby, with the Office Of The President as its champion, and relative human morality as its spongy backbone, Congress is now circulating HR 3185 known as the "Equality Act" which will amend the 1964 Civil Rights Legislation in the following manner: 
"{The Act} Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation." 
New Civil Rights Based On Feelings & Emotives:

Gender Identity ~ The new civil right!

Please pay careful attention:

Under the proposed amendment, the term "sexual orientation" is defined as "homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality;"

In addition, the term "gender identity" is defined as "gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms, or characteristics, regardless of the individual's designated sex at birth"

So what we have here is The Civil Rights Act on 1964, which served to lawfully liberate Black men and women, who historically endured the moral evil of chattel slavery, liberating them from the oppression of unequal treatment and access based on race, which is an unchangeable and undeniable characteristic of every individual on earth, [which cannot be hidden under most normal circumstances] to now be amended to include an individual's sexual proclivities, or how someone has sex, loves and or presents themselves by appearance to the world with NO CONSIDERATION for their gender or genetics at birth. eg: The new proposed, amended civil right is based on how a person "feels" about who they are in an intangible sense, regardless of who they are in an empirically verifiable or genetic sense.  

At one time, I remember that this President claimed to be the President of "science", or one who was not willing to live in a world that denied empirical evidence. In fact this is his mantra when it comes to global warming and climate change. However, in the case of gender and gender relations, neither our scientific President, nor his administration is willing to accept even the most basic science that a man, born a man, (same for a woman) is born that way because of chromosomal and genetic makeup and usually has a physical identity which cannot be denied. I find that very interesting that our President can be so dedicated to science when it comes to weather and weather patterns, but so deliberately blind when it comes to genetics and physical evidence...

Back to the issue:

The Bathroom & Locker Room:

Read the LETTER that was sent to School Districts across the country

Last Friday, May 13th, 2016 along with the above referenced letter, President Obama directed the Dept. Of Education to issue "guidelines" or what were called "Emerging Practices" as to how to keep transsexuals (genetically born men or women, who choose to live as the opposite sex) from being discriminated against during the process of public education. This "encouragement" stems from recent demands from the Administration to force college administrators into allowing transgender men access to female bathrooms and locker rooms under the threat of loosing federal aid and monetary assistance by claiming that failing to deny transsexuals access to the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice is a violation of Title IX and therefore would be discrimination under the law.  

For those who don't know, Title IX was implemented to improve opportunities for women in higher education sports activities by mandating equality in access and opportunity on college campuses. This allowed women to flourish with as much support in their chosen activity and sport as men. Part of Title IX demanded, as a natural outgrowth of the Act, that women would be protected by having access to a bathroom and locker room facilities similar to men, but designed exclusively for women. 

That idea was safe. It made sense, and protected our daughters, sisters and mothers on college campus...

Now, the Obama Administration is attempting to bully the same college campuses and institutions of public education, that he claimed that he wanted to "PROTECT", into allowing men, BORN BY GENDER, into women's restrooms and locker rooms, not only on campus, but all over the United States. In these instances, all a MAN has to do is "FEEL LIKE" he is a woman, or feel that he "identifies" as a woman. There is NO PROOF or STANDARD by which a MAN, any man, can be denied access to a woman's restroom or ladies locker room. In other words, the Obama Administration would be reversing any and all protections that Title IX afforded women under the Act. It would be a total reversion of any policy designed to make women safe and protected either on college campus or in a public setting. 

In this video, you will hear women, and a transsexual standing to affirm that what the Obama Administration is attempting to do is not what the country needs, is not and should not be a civil right and will do just the thing that none of us want, place our Daughters, Mothers and Sister in danger.


This is serious food for thought for anyone in a position to endorse transsexual rights or any rights that would allow men into woman's restrooms or vice-versa. We claim that it is immoral and unconscionable to even consider such acceptance.

Blessed!

In Contrast to what is recorded by women in the video and to proposed plans in Washington, this is President Obama's It's On Us" Initiative Address:


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