The root of the issue! The Church is impotent because most Christians do not live what they say they believe. Regardless of specific doctrine, we are commanded to love one another, but instead, we feel compelled to judge and condemn others. That is not our responsibility! Loving isn’t easy, but it is our assigned mission! We better get to it, ok?
Romney’s “Gay Old Party”
Larry Sabato may have stumbled on the one remaining threat to Mitt Romney’s coronation: Scandal. In an article on NewsMax today, Sabato who is convinced Romney will be the nominee short of some unexpected event is quoted as saying, “You never know when a scandal is going to pop up — certainly in his case not a personal scandal — but you just never know what’s out there.”
While Sabato was not specific about the scandal lurking just under the radar, it may be related to information that Andrew Breitbart was slated to release on March 1. Many speculated that Btreitbart was referring to the tapes vetting president Obama when he tweeted, “Wait till they see what happens March 1st” shortly before his death. The Obama tapes debuted a week later, and there is no clear evidence that the conservative blogger had anything else in mind. However, there is a link between Andrew Breitbart and the emerging “scandal” of the GOP establishment’s active involvement in promoting marriage equality for gay people.
It was a Romney operative and board member of the gay rights group, GOProud who “outed” a gay pollster on the Rick Perry campaign. Breitbart resigned from the GOProud board in protest over the “outing”, making it clear that this practice crosses the line and endangers those exposed. As an active member of GOProud, Breitbart was likely to be well aware of gay rights activists and gay people, both open and closeted within the GOP establishment who are involved in the Romney campaign or who are among his most vocal endorsers. Breitbart’s ethics on this issue would have prevented him from “outing” any of these people who were not openly gay, but he could have done damage to Romney’s vaunted pro-family stance on gay “marriage” by revealing how extensively the gay rights movement has penetrated the GOP establishment in general and the Romney campaign in particular…..READ MORE
Once upon a time, there was a very small girl named Sophie. Her favorite thing in all the world was shoes! No really! Her mother used to put her in her room, open the bottom drawer of her dresser, and there to her wild and wondrous imagination was a treasure chest filled with shoes! Brightly colored shoes, shiny patent leather shoes, flowery little sneakers, and her favorite – pink “clicky” shoes! Sophie, as a very small girl, played with her shoes for hours, mixing and matching while her imagination soared.
One bright morning, Sophie’s mom opened the drawer for her to play. It wasn’t long before a strangled cry startled her mother who then came running to see what was the matter. “Sophie, dear, what on earth is wrong?”
“I’ve lost my shoe! I’ve lost my shoe!” she stomped, her tears freely flowing.
“No worries, my sweet! This used to be me! Let’s see where this shoe could be!” Mom said. “Is it under your bed; please look and see. Is it under your dresser; please look and see. Is it under the rug; please look and see! I don’t see where, oh where your shoe has gone.” Mom stood with her hands on her hips and gazed around Sophie’s room.
She thought back to the days of her own girlhood with a sigh of sweet nostalgia. A stiff tug on her shirttail and that all-too-familiar “mommy,” startled her back to the trauma at hand. She turned and picked up her little bundle of fun and gave her a quick snuggle, then whispered in her ear, “Do you think your shoe might have crawled under your blanket?”
Sophie squealed with delight as she ran to her bed and peeked under the blanket. Lo and behold it was there! Sophie gave mom’s leg a quick hug and dove back into the play. As a parent, they never tell you that part! it wasn’t long at all before the lost shoe was forgotten. Things were never better!
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