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Freedom of Religion?…yeah Right!…as Long as it is Theirs!

This is not about us. It is about a religious right movement aimed at controlling our private lives, who we can be with, what we can do in our bedrooms, and with our bodies.

And some how, they have ordained themselves with the superiority of God in their pursuit of this righteous behaviour that their beliefs are the only way to salvation. Wow! Such arrogance…

And now McCain, with this outrageous appointment of country bumpkin Palin, in his desperate efforts to be President, is willing to allow these selfish, self-interested groups and individuals to control his choices as his payment to the White House.

A group that he fell from grace with 4 years ago, prompting him to say, ‘to hell with everything else! I MUST be President!…

…Find me a winch with the most right wing beliefs available who is in anyway affiliated with politics…even if it is remote and out of touch…like someone from the Assembly of God group! Yeah, they are out there on the fringe of sanity…do we have anyone?

Who??? P-a-l…n? Nah! I don’t need to talk to her…just get her here…by the time they find everything out, I will have raised millions!

THAT will bring them back to me! I know she’s not the sharpest harpoon on the whaling boat! But her ambition blinds her so much that she will throw herself on the sacrificial world stage, and we will look like unknowing bystanders! Those voters will never get what it all means anyway!’

He knows that if he panders to them, no matter the damage done, that he has a better opportunity to fight for the position because it is a fact that the radical fundamentalists have a large following of sheep in their flock that are simple and can be appeased with single issue candidates.

God forbid they get bogged down in trivial details like understanding the complexities of the world. But why??? It is all God’s fate and design anyway, so why put the effort into being educated?

Statistics show that metropolitan areas with denser populations, and communities with Institutes of Higher Education, with members in the communities holding college degrees, are the areas that vote with their knowledge of a variety of issues.

Conversely, areas where the higher percentage of the demographic has a High School education or less vote conservative and usually from a fundamentalist dogmatic dictate issued from the pulpit of their tax free churches.

Can you honestly tolerate anyone standing on a pulpit telling you that it is God’s dictate that we drill for gas and oil? Or develop other natural resources with complete disregard for the environmental impacts?

I am REALLY confused here! On the one hand they are saying that the END is near so why bother worrying about these pesky environmental issues for our future generations….

…Yet they are intent on dredging our resources and continuing to propagate at rates that rival the rabbits!

Leah L. Burton

Womens Life Coach & Author

“Splintering the Plywood Ceiling”(c)2008

Where does it say “Separation of Church and State”?

These words are not found in the Bill of Rights, the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence!

The first amendment states:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Separation of Church and State is not here! The concept MAY be here but it is not a “clear-cut” separation as we have been led to believe.

In our elected officials, is it even possible to separate what a person believes from what it takes to make the decisions theses officials are expected to make? If there is a bill to vote on that goes against ones moral standard, ( morals most likely based on a religion ) would not this standard rightfully have a part in the making of the decision? If this is a true assumption, and I’m sure it is, then it is impossible to ( as we have been led to believe ) separate church and state. It would thus also seem a logical assumption that —- You can take the “state” out of “religion” —- but you can’t take “religion” out of the “state”!

So, an example of the only legal separation is this:
When students want to pray in school, the Bill of Rights restrains any government employee from making any statement regarding it! The Bill of Rights plainly states there is no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion therefore there is only one thing government employees should be legally able to do…..and that’s to keep their mouths shut! This is the only true “Separation of Church and State” we all should be seeing, nothing more and nothing less!

Constitution Preamble – Schoolhouse Rock


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If Rand Paul says the Federal govt should adhere strictly to US Constitution, why’s he against 14th Amendment?

Look at this:

I can understand being against “anchor babies”.

However, how can one claim to be a strict Constitutionalist, and then contradict something explicit in the US Constitution?

Connecticut Attacks Religion; Catholic Church. Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Tyranny

This is it, the beginning of the end. It’s not enough that they are brainwashing our kids in school, now they want to tell us how to run our churches. Have they never heard of this thing called the first amendment? Just how stupid do they think we are? The law maker who introduced this bill should be tarred and feathered. I hope to see a lot of people in the state capital Wednesday protesting Connecticut vs. Church. jbranstetter04 A double standard for ‘church and state’ in Connecticut The Roman Catholic church expressed outrage this week — and rightfully so — over proposed legislation that would’ve forced the church to reorganize its infrastructure in Connecticut. According to Sen. Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford, co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee, the proposed legislation — Bill 1098 — was drafted in response to incidents in Greenwich and Darien, where two priests allegedly diverted, if not embezzled, parish funds to the tune of $3.5 million. The church was right on this one. The bill doesn’t belong on the books. In fact, Bill 1098 was withdrawn Tuesday before it ever reached the cauldron of a public hearing Wednesday. Even so, hundreds of Roman Catholic protestors are still expected to converge on the state Capitol in Hartford Wednesday in protest. “There are 387 parishes in Connecticut, and there might be a sour apple once in a while,” Bridgeport Bishop William Lori conceded Monday in a conference call with the Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. “You don’t get rid of

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Philadelphia Church of God leads Laodicean era (part 1)

I have proven to myself, most prayerfully, that the Philadelphia
Church of God is the most unique of all the groups who’ve
distanced themselves from the Worldwide Church of God’s
doctrinal changes. Only Mal
achi’s Message
clearly speaks with AUTHORITY and not
“like the scribes” (Matt. 7:29). I’ve listened carefully for THE
Voice of the Shepherd, hearing what the Spirit says to God’s
Church today, checking out everything with the Bible and what
Mr. Armstrong faithfully taught us (John 10:3; Rev. 3:22; II
Thess. 2:15).

Of course, there are those who CLAIM to follow the traditions
we’ve been schooled in, yet they’ve refused to humble themselves
and submit to the fact that JESUS CHRIST had already moved HIS
LAMPSTAND by the time they finally saw the light! All that was
necessary for them to do was to go where Christ had already
gone, and support HIS WORK of knocking the errors in the
Worldwide Church of God, while holding on for dear life to God’s
truth! We either GET A GRIP – or we lose it! (Rev. 3:11).

Instead of working with Christ, some have chosen to do their own
thing, contributing to the Church’s state of confusion, rather
than helping to RESTORE ORDER (I Cor. 14:33). Why duplicate
efforts, wasting precious time and money? Why not join ranks
with the PCG so we can present a UNITED FRONT to an increasingly
divided world? This would enable us to effectively share with
others the message GOD would have them to hear (John 12:49). We
ought to come together, in Christ, especially since we’ve all
been taught repeatedly: “There is only one Church. Not a parent
church and many little daughter churches that have split off in
disagreement. Divisions splintering off are NOT STILL IN THE
tery of the Ages,
pg. 243).

Whether we like it or not, God, in His infinite wisdom, chose
Gerald Flurry to REVEAL to God’s Church what was going on – and
thereby allow us to show our true colors by how we responded to
Malachi’s Message! (That doesn’t mean Mr. Flurry is infallible
or that he doesn’t need to continually apply the principles of
Malachi’s Message to himself and organization, as we all do as
explained in my article “Worldwide All Over Again?”).

Restored to Zion!

If I’m so convinced that Christ is ONLY with the PCG, and that
the others are self-willed, for the most part, resisting God’s
lead, why don’t I attend their services? (Matt. 7:21; I Sam.
15:23). And how can I believe that God is actively working
through me in the Middle East? Because I’ve unjustly been
disfellowshipped (II Thess. 3:2), yet I remain loyal to God’s
truth they teach!

It’s BEWILDERING to see an organization that apparently started
out so good and strong and righteous degenerate into a
personality CULT that rules through intimidation and fear and
borders emperor worship! Yet they have more truth in many
regards than the others, just like Herbert Armstrong saw Sardis
(Church of God, 7th Day) did however impotent! Strange but true!
Perhaps it’s like Saul was still the anointed until he was
punished by death for his sins and then David reigned…..

When Gerald Flurry wasn’t anything in his own sight or mind God
used him and now, unfortunately, it appears to have gone to his
head, all the new revelation [simply a deeper understanding of
some things], and he forgets that all truth is from and belongs
to GOD and that God can use a donkey to deliver it! (I Cor.
4:7). Mr. Flurry has become so swollen in his own imagination
that he fails to see that he is the leader of LAODICEA! He knows
what warning God is giving the Laodiceans, of which he is chief!
He had better heed his own words!

Under Herbert W. Armstrong Pasadena, California was the
headquarters of the Philadelphia era of God’s Church; now
Edmond, Oklahoma is the headquarters of the Laodicean era, and
next in God’s plan is the restoration of His headquarters to

God knows my ATTITUDE AND ACTIONS still support the work God’s
given them to do, but I truly believe what Mr. Flurry teaches:
their work’s almost finished! It’ll just slightly overlap the
beginning of GOD’S FINAL WORK as outlined in my book, Beyond Babylon: Europe’s Rise and Fall (John
3:30). Minister Dennis Leap wickedly disfellowshipped me for
believing that GOD has ORDAINED that I should promote its timely
truth (Isa. 61:1), even though I’m NOT from the “school of the
prophets” (Ambassador College), or going about it in the
“conventional” way (I Sam. 17:39)!

I’ve come to better understand that God has already begun the
TRANSITIONAL PROCESS of RESTORING His Menorah – His Lampstand to
JERUSALEM! (I Kgs. 11:36; Amos 9:11). As prophesied, a NATIONAL
MESSENGER would be on active duty in Jerusalem, preparing the
way for Messiah’s imminent return! (Zech. 12:8). God reveals HE
would send this outspoken individual to deliver a BLISTERING
rejected GOD’S ULTIMATUM! (Isa. 41:27; 30:27; Micah 3:8).

It’s from Jerusalem that we must warn another HOLOCAUST is
coming! That’s the sensitive location where God will spark a
6:1-2). It’ll shock the Jews and anger the Germans! It’ll also,
undoubtedly, offend many holocaust survivors who now live in
Israel, but they ought to understand and lend their voices of
experience to ours, having personally witnesses GERMANY’S BRUTE
FORCE, to help our efforts to ensure “Never Again!”

Regardless, we can expect a maelstrom of protest and a bitter
backlash – but such persecution will only fan the flames of this
BURNING ISSUE! (Isa. 54:15-16). Both Germany and Israel (for
their own reasons), will want to immediately stop such
“incitement” – calling it fear-mongering and racist – but
they’ll fail and God’s Word will prevail! (Jer. 1:19).

God MUST grant “political immunity” to His Two
so they can be free to boldly say and do all
that He commands, even though the world will regard them as
public enemy number one! (Ps. 105:15; Rev. 11:10). Undeterred,
they’ll carry on God’s Work and serve as His official government
spokesmen, even in the hostile face of fierce opposition! (Jer.
1:8). But I’m getting ahead of myself! This is all related in my
book, but let’s go back to the beginning – of the true
Philadelphian era….

Mr. Armstrong’s Experiences

In the words of Mr. Armstrong, referring to his dealings with
certain Sardis ministers, “I Shall Not Hide the FACTS!”
(Autobiography of HWA, Vol. 1, pg. 366). However, lest I be
misunderstood, I’d been most hesitant to say or write anything
about my experiences with certain professing Philadelphian
ministers, but I feel compelled by GOD to state the truth,
without fearing men’s reactions, but trusting in God’s PURPOSE!

Mr. Armstrong relates how he had presented a “dual test” to the
Church of God, Seventh Day, to help him determine whether or not
it truly was the Church of God. His first test involved mailing
an “exposition of 16 TYPEWRITTEN PAGES proving clearly, plainly,
and beyond contradiction that a certain minor point of
doctrine… was in error… to see whether their leaders would
confess error and change.” Their head man admitted what Mr.
Armstrong pointed out was true, but feared it might upset many
of the members and even threaten to divide the Church!
“Naturally, this shook my confidence considerably.”
(Autobiography of HWA, Vol. I, pgs. 360-361, emphasis mine).

I, too, detected “a certain minor point of doctrine” taught by
Mr. Leap (on the 144,000), was in error. I didn’t want to rock
the boat, and it wasn’t something I’d lose sleep over, so I
wanted to just ignore or overlook the matter, but God wouldn’t
let me! Amazingly, a dear friend asked me about the 144,000 out
of the blue, and then somehow it came up again with someone
else; so God succeeded in getting my attention to write Mr. Leap
about it. I sent him my PAGE AND 1/2 LETTER, reproduced here –
and didn’t hear anything.

Finally, around my third try (I don’t give up easily!), Mr. Leap
discussed it with me on the phone. When I mentioned that the
Scriptures clearly state that once you’ve broken your “seal”
you’ve lost your salvation, and to claim we can somehow be
“resealed” amounts to crucifying Christ twice, Mr. Leap
stammered around, unable to justify his position, but remained
determined to stick with it – to my sorrow. Like Mr. Armstrong’s
experience, “Naturally, this shook my confidence considerably.”

Church Rejects New Truth

God used an evangelist in Florida to challenge Mr. Armstrong. He
had written Mr. Armstrong and told him he was ignorant if he
didn’t know where we are mentioned in the Bible. After gleaning
through the surprising amount of information on the subject in
the library, Mr. Armstrong PROVED that the so-called “Lost 10
Tribes” are, in fact, the American, British and Northwest
European peoples. He then sent the “lengthy manuscript of close
to 300 TYPED PAGES” that he had written to support this truth to
the editor and leader of the Church. “Did this Church accept and
proclaim this vital new truth… But this Church refused then to
accept it or preach it or publish it though their leader frankly
confessed it was TRUTH and a revelation from GOD! Yet here was
the Church which appeared to have more truth, and less error
than any other… Truly this was bewildering!” (Pg. 362).


David Ben-Ariel, an American author who has travelled widely and who has lived throughout Israel, shares a special focus on the Middle East and great interest in Jerusalem, reflected in hard-hitting articles that help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out www.benariel.com.