Friday, February 26, 2010

The Truth Behind Five of the Alliance Defense Fund's Lies

Lie #1: Forcing an evangelical student group to admit non-evangelicals or gays is the same as forcing the student democratic club to admit Republicans.

The Truth: Federal law has long recognized that discrimination based on religion, like discrimination based on race, sex and national origin, falls into an entirely different category than discrimination based on other factors.

Lie #2: The ADF is working to protect against religious discrimination.

The Truth: The ADF is a Religious Right legal group founded by TV and radio preachers that seeks to tear down the church-state wall and give preferential treatment to fundamentalist Christians.

Lie #3: Public colleges and universities are hostile to religion.

The Truth: Students at public higher education institutions are free to attend religious services whenever they want. Numerous religious clubs flourish on campus, and religious freedom is secure. State colleges should not sponsor religious activity or impose worship on students, but for those students who want it, there is no shortage of religion on campus.

Lie #4: The university anti-discrimination policy at issue in Christian Legal Society v. Wu restricts evangelical students' religious freedom.

The Truth: The university anti-discrimination policy merely requires all school-recognized and funded groups to be open and accessible to all students. The Women's Law Association must admit men, the Black Law Students Association must admit white students and gay and lesbian student groups must be open to heterosexual students.

Lie #5: Public colleges across the country are seeking to punish the free association of Christian students and limit the free expression of their ideas on campus. They don't want religious groups on campus.

The Truth: Religious student groups are welcome on college campuses, but must play be the same rules as any other officially recognized student group. Religious groups should not receive special treatment to proselytize or discriminate; if they want to discriminate, then they will have to forgo official recognition and funding.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Malcolm X

From the Americana published for 1966. "Malcolm X (39), U. S. black nationalist leader: b. Omaha, Neb., May 19,1925; d. (assassinated) New York, N.Y. Feb. 21, 1965. In 1964, after several years as the most articulate spokesman for the militant Black Muslim sect, he formed his own black nationalist movement, the Organization of Afro-American Unity. A feud developed between the two groups, and at a rally of his followers, Malcolm x was assassinated. A minister's son, originally named Malcolm Little, he acquired a hatred of whites early in life as a result of childhood experiences. In his teens he went to New York and drifted into Harlem's underworld of dope peddlers, procurers, and gamblers, and before he was 21 he was arrested for burglary in Boston. In prison he learned of the Black Muslim sect, which taught the superiority of the Negro, and he accepted its militant and ascetic doctrines. At Black Muslim headquarters in Chicago, following his release, he greatly impressed the sect's leader, Elijah Muhammad, who sent him on speaking tours and placed him in charge of Mosque No. 7 in New York. A speech in which he had made light of President John F. Kennedy's assassination led to his suspension by Elijah Muhammad, and subsequently Malcolm X established his rival organization in Harlem."

He found true Islam, and went on a once-in-a-lifetime hajj to Mecca, came back to America with the solution to solving America's racial problems and that is true Islam, the answer to ending racial strife and conflict. If Americans black and white accepted the message of Islam, then there would be peace and brotherhood throughout the nation. (Emphasis: Malcolm X, the movie starring Denzel Washington)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love Quotes

"We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder." - André Maurois

"Love really has nothing to do with wisdom or experience or logic. It is the prevailing breeze in the land of youth." - Bruno Lessing

"He who is intoxicated with wine will be sober again in the course of the night, but he who is intoxicated by the cupbearer will not recover his senses until the day of judgment." - Saadi

"A woman whom we truly love is a religion." - Emile de Girardin

"Nuptial love maketh mankind; friendship love perfecteth it; but wanton love corrupteth and embaseth it." - Bacon

"Love and a cough cannot be hid." - Herbert

"The worst thing an old man can be is a lover." - Otway

"f thou neglectest thy love to thy neighbor, in vain thou professest thy love to God, the love to thy neighbor is begotten, and by the love to thy neighbor, thy love to God is nourished. " Quarles

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New Computer

I bought me a Dell, set it up at home, ate dinner with Dad, fool with it all evening and browsed the internet, tired, and now I'm calling it a day!