Beautiful To Him by Rachel Thibodeau

Countering the many twisted messages of a mixed up world, comes this one beautiful message to women.  Pass it on to your daughters.

–Beetle Blogger

Beautiful To Him

by Rachel Thibodeau

So much noise, so much peace destroyed,

I can hardly hear the voice, leading me through the void,

So much noise.

The world’s little lies,

Destruction in disguise, opportunities to compromise,

To make me beautiful in their eyes,

But I’m not gonna buy the world’s little lies.

Because I define myself and find my beauty in the light He gives.

I’m refined by His divine intentions every day I live.

It doesn’t matter what the world believes,

Or what they say that beauty means,

It comes from within,

I want to be beautiful to Him.

He’s given me His trust, so I’ll be strong enough,

To run from a dangerous touch, I don’t need that kind of love,

I don’t need that crutch, He’s given me his trust.

I define myself and find my beauty in the light He gives.

I’m refined by His divine intentions every day I live.

It doesn’t matter what the world believes,

Or what they say that beauty means,

It comes from within,

I want to be beautiful to Him.

I know how to shine, my life’s not really mine.

It’s not about a worldly climb, it’s all about His design.

So in His eyes, I want to shine.

Because I define myself and find my beauty in the light He gives.

I’m refined by His divine intentions every day I live.

It doesn’t matter what the world believes,

Or what they say that beauty means,

It comes from within,

I want to be beautiful to Him.

I want to live to have His peace,

And feel the holiness He seeks.

It comes from within.

I want to be beautiful… to Him.

Responsible “Non-Monogamy” The New Face of Secularism

Just another notch in the slide of societal dignity at the expense of the most helpless and vulnerable among us.  See this from the Venerable Boston Globe:

Love’s new frontier

“It’s not monogamy. But it’s not cheating or polygamy, either. It’s called polyamory, and with hundreds practicing the lifestyle in and around Boston, is liberal Massachusetts ready to accept it?”

“Jay Sekora isn’t actively looking for an additional relationship, but he admits to occasionally checking a dating site to see who’s out there. Sekora’s girlfriend, Mare, who does not want her last name used here for professional reasons, said she is not pursuing anyone, either, but is “open and welcoming to what might come along.”

“Through the lens of monogamy, this love connection may appear distorted, but that’s not how Sekora and Mare, who is 45, describe their lifestyle. Adherents call it responsible non-monogamy or polyamory, and the nontraditional practice is creeping out of the closet, making gay marriage feel somewhat last decade here in Massachusetts. What literally translates to “loving many,” polyamory (or poly, for short), a term coined around 1990, refers to consensual, romantic love with more than one person. Framing it in broad terms, Sekora, one of the three founders and acting administrator of the 500-person-strong group Poly Boston, says: “There’s monogamy where two people are exclusive. There’s cheating in which people are lying about being exclusive. And poly is everything else.”

What about children?  While all the adults are reliving their irresponsible teen fantasies well into their fifties, what becomes of the unfortunate children of these nonbinding, noncommittal sexual arrangements? Where is the stability?

“Kids deal well with things they think are normal. To the degree that we can help them be comfortable with this, then they will treat it as normal. That’s the theory, anyway,” says Alan Wexelblat who has two kids with wife Michelle (pictured), and a girlfriend.”

In effect, this is the epitome of the “it’s all about love” argument same sex marriage advocates and other groups seeking to tear down societal mores.  Do what you want to do.  Do what is best for YOU.  Forget about the kids, social responsibility, society…that is all subject to interpretation.

What kind of society will children raised this way know how to create?  Who will show them how to be a mom or a dad who is lovingly committed to the family?  How will they know how to commit to their own children if no one shows them how?

Is this where we want to go as a nation?  Here it is the Boston Globe, a major newspaper promoting puff pieces on polyamory as “responsible non monogamy”.  It’s all presented with no reality, all fantasy.  What is there that is “responsible” about adults shacking up with whomever, whenever, at the expense of their kids?

What kind of utopia sacrifices a child’s needs for a parent’s wants?

—Beetle Blogger

People of Faith Under Persecution in “Tolerant” UK

The same sex marriage fight has brought several things to the forefront as I watch the various news threads go by.  The war between secularism and faith is increasingly real.  In a perfect world, we would all be able to live as we choose, believe as we choose…. right?  As long as it doesn’t hurt another, the right to believe as we choose is a treasured right and privilege—one that has been treasured here in the U.S. for generations.  In fact, our nation was built on the premise that people had a basic right to believe how they chose.

Given that understanding, how can the “enlightened” nations increasingly favor the religion of secularism to the detriment of all others?  Consider this story out of the UK:

British Christian Teacher Sacked after Offering to Pray for Ill Student

LONDON, January 4, 2010, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Christian teacher in the UK has been added to the long and growing list of British Christians who have faced disciplinary or legal action for expressing their beliefs. Olive Jones, 54, is being defended by the Christian Legal Centre after she was sacked for offering to pray for a student suffering from leukaemia.

Jones, a home-visit teacher, gave lessons in mathematics to children who are too ill to attend school. When on a visit with a sick student, she spoke to the child’s mother and offered to pray for the daughter. When she was told that the family were not believers, she dropped the subject, but the mother complained and Jones lost her job with Oak Hill Short Stay School and Tuition Service in Nailsea, North Somerset.

Her employers said that the offer of prayer could have been regarded as “bullying.” Jones now fears that the incident has marked her and will damage her future employment prospects.

Jones said that her offer of prayer is being treated like “a criminal act”: “It is like a black mark against my name and character when it comes to getting a reference for another job, just because I shared my testimony.”

“If I had done something criminal, I believe the reaction would have been the same,” she said. She said she is angry at the interpretation of the company of freedom of speech.

“I am amazed that a country with such a strong Christian tradition has become a country where it is hard to speak about your faith.”

When those on the other side of the same sex marriage debate deride the idea that Christians and other people of faith are and ought to be concerned and protective of their rights, my warning flags wave.  The onslaught of anti-religious thought is not of a live and let live nature.  That sectarianism and gay activism go together as two ends of the same stick is not a new reality.

Be aware.  The will to suffocate one side of the debate is out there, and comes out in many ways.  It happens even among the “enlightened” and we’d be fools to imagine it’s not happening here.

–Beetle Blogger

Gay Activists Pile the Hard Spin On Catholic Charities in D.C. to Cover Their Own Intolerance

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Realms of Inexplicable Evil

The Huffington Post today berated the Catholic Church as an ‘Inexplicably Evil Organization’. Why? Because it will soon be forced to stop providing services to the poor, homeless and needy on D.C.’s streets if same sex marriage legislation is passed.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said Wednesday that it will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs for the District if same-sex marriage as it was currently worded, was passed.

The reaction?  Fix the law!  Provide religious protections!  Reject the normalization of homosexuality right?  No Sir, the spin is all on Catholic Charities for scrooging the poor out of spite.   See this from the Venerable Huffington Post:

“Yup, that’s right. If gay folk can marry, the Catholic church refuses to feed the homeless….Beyond being simply mean and intolerant, this is just a stupid strategy for the Catholic church to employ. It may be a symbol of religion, but the church is also a business that needs to expand its customer base, or it will become extinct like Greek polytheism or New Coke.” —Allison Kilkenny, Huffington Post

Yet unlike the characterization so eagerly given, the Catholic Church is not moving out of spite or political maneuver.  It’s a legal reality.  A legal reality, I might add, that was predicted was going to be a necessity if gay marriage was passed.

  • The issue came up in California during prop 8, and gay activists said:  “NO!  That would never happen.  You guys are fear mongering!”
  • The issue came up in Maine during Question 1, and gay activists said: “Lies!  Churches are exempt!  There are religious protections!”
  • The issue came up in Massachusetts and when no one stood to defend marriage laws, Catholic Charities, a public fixture for 100 years, was forced to close its doors.

Now we come to Washington D.C. and what are the gay activists saying now?

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Not only are they forcing Catholic charity groups out of D.C., but they’re BLAMING the the Catholics for it!

“What ever happen to loving all of God’s creatures? I hope (and pray) they will see how unfair it would be to strip the needy of it’s services in an effort to stop gay marriage.  I was raised Catholic and was raised to be a compassionate Catholic and this action by the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is beyond non-compassionate.” —TakePart.com

Unbelievable!  The D.C. City Council was warned by legal experts that the same sex marriage legislation they were considering lacked adequate protection for religious freedom. Rather than heeding these concerns the D.C. City Council’s Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary actually made the accommodations for religious freedom even more narrow than had been previously proposed.

A statement from the Archdiocese of Washington responded:

As a result, religious organizations and individuals are at risk of legal action for refusing to promote and support same-sex marriages in a host of settings where it would compromise their religious beliefs. This includes employee benefits, adoption services and even the use of a church hall for non-wedding events for same-sex married couples. Religious organizations such as Catholic Charities could be denied licenses or certification by the government, denied the right to offer adoption and foster care services, or no longer be able to partner with the city to provide social services for the needy.

“It is our concern that the committee’s narrowing of the religious exemption language will cause the government to discontinue our long partnership with them and open up the agency to litigation and the use of resources to defend our religious beliefs rather than serve the poor,” said Edward Orzechowski, president/CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. Catholic Charities serves 68,000 people in the city each year. The city’s 40 Catholic parishes operate another 93 social service programs to provide crucial services.

The Washington Post characterizes this as the Church giving the city an ultimatum, but we’re not talking ultimatums here.  We’re talking realities.

Susan Gibbs, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. explained that it is the city that is giving the ultimatum.

“We are not threatening to walk out of the city,” Gibbs said. “The city is the one saying, ‘If you want to continue partnering with the city, then you cannot follow your faith teachings.’ “

Catholic Charities has served the D.C. poor for years.  Their services are needed.  Why the hard line?  The intolerance for religious belief? Why the hard spin?  Isn’t the whole reason we’re told gay couples want to marry is so they can be included?  Why push Catholic Charities out?

Bottom line: In the culture war, the progressive movement is about replacement, not inclusion.  It’s about winning no matter what the cost to freedom or humanity—and that is what is inexplicably evil.

—Beetle Blogger

Death Threats Follow Historic Marriage Win in Maine

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Mike Heath, of the Maine Family Policy Council, has led two successful statewide drives to turn back “sexual orientation” (homosexuality) laws in Maine, in 1998 and 2001, and most recently was involved in the Question 1 effort to support marriage between a man and a woman.

Reprinted from the Christian Civic League of Maine website:

Nov 6, 2009

The normal routine of the League was interrupted Friday afternoon, when an anonymous caller called to say he owned guns and his next target was the former director of the League, Mike Heath (above). The death threat was apparently related to the recent win on Question 1, which revoked the right of homosexuals to be married in Maine.

The caller said the following:

“I am calling about Mr. Mike Heath, the Executive of your Christian Civic League of Maine.  He thinks that gay people should have our rights revoked that we already have. Well I can tell him this – I’m a gay guy who owns guns, and he’s my next target.”

In a second round of threats,

Matt Barber, Liberty Counsel’s Director of Cultural Affairs, issued a statement shortly after Maine’s marriage victory (posted with additional commentary at AmericansForTruth.com). In reaction to that statement, blog poster “ColdCountry” wrote: “Will someone please give me a gun?” Poster “Fritz” warned: “What I fear is that once gay and lesbian people give up hope of achieving equality through nonviolent means, there will be radicals who will begin to hunt down haters… All it will take is a small group of radical zealots who are willing to kill for their cause.”

In reply to Fritz, “tex” posted: “Fritz….you say this like it’s a bad thing? Maybe a bit of well organized terrorism is just what we need.”

“This happens in all cases where people are oppressed and lack representation,” continued Fritz. “We will have gay and lesbian people strapping bombs to their chests and blowing up churches. All it will take is one or two more losses like this. If marriage equality is taken away in one of the landmark states, we will see domestic terrorism arise very quickly. … In 1991, I witnessed gay and lesbian activists setting fire to buildings and beating people with baseball bats in Los Angeles.”

“tex” reiterated: “Still not seeing this as a bad thing Fritz … [African gay activists] didn’t gain their civil rights through being passive.”

In addition to Barber, pro-family leaders Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth and Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage were specifically named targets. (source)

Everyone is free to believe as they wish, and to act upon those beliefs, even to promote them. That is all guaranteed under the freedoms of the Constitution. What is not guaranteed is the right to impose those beliefs on others.  Threats, intimidation, slander, libel and licentious tyranny have become the new standard for the activist gay movement.

Where’s the tolerance?  Better yet, where is the condemnation by the leaders of the activist gay movement of these types of tactics?  What?  Don’t hear anything?  Maybe it’s because their leaders feel the same way.  See No on 1 leader, Jesse Connolly’s tolerance on parade here:

“In a defiant speech to several hundred lingering supporters, No on 1 campaign manager Jesse Connolly pledged that his side “will not quit until we know where every single one of these votes lives.” —Bangor Daily News

How many instances will it take before the activist gay movement reigns in their supporters?

—Beetle Blogger

Freedom Conflicts with the Gay Agenda–Persecution in Maine Begins

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Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Conscience

Freedom to Believe

Homosexuals have always had the same exact rights as heterosexuals–the right to marry someone of the opposite sex.  They don’t want equality–they want special treatment–the right to discriminate against one gender or the other, in order to create a gender-specific union.

The story of Don Mendell illustrates exactly what happens when the gay agenda conflicts with freedom.  There is no tolerance for dissent.

–Beetle Blogger

See this from Maine:

STATEMENT FROM STAND FOR MARRIAGE MAINE
REGARDING THREAT TO YES ON 1 TV AD SPOKESMAN DON MENDELL

“I want to alert you to a disturbing development that confirms what we have been saying about the larger threat that redefining marriage poses to every Mainer.

“Don Mendell, one of our spokesmen who appeared in a television ad for Stand for Marriage Maine, has come under attack by our opponents.

“Don is a high school guidance counselor and licensed social worker. His appearance in the television ad prompted a complaint to the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation – requesting that his license to practice social work in the state of Maine be stripped away – simply because of his personal opinion on marriage.

“It is ironic that those who claim tolerance as their highest value prove themselves to be so intolerant that they would go so far as to threaten a father’s career and put his family’s future at risk. This latest attack highlights the true agenda of those who demand that marriage be redefined.

“No one who opposes Question 1 is in similar danger from those who support marriage between one man and one woman.

“Our opponents want to shut us down. We have no interest in limiting free speech and threatening the right of conscience for those who disagree. So who’s really intolerant?

“This attack proves that a “YES” vote next Tuesday is about much more than protecting marriage. It is also about preserving free speech, religious liberty and right of conscience and about what is taught to children.

“This threat to Don and his family’s livelihood is proof that those who demand marriage be redefined seek to punish and silence those who disagree.

“It is our hope that the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation dismisses this complaint for what it is – nonsense. The Alliance Defense Fund – a legal alliance of attorneys committed to defending the right of people to freely live out their faith – is considering potential action on behalf of Don’s fundamental liberties.

“If the people of Maine vote Yes on Question 1 to protect marriage, we have hope that free speech and religious liberty will be respected. If marriage is not protected, Don will only be the first victim.

Obama’s Chai Feldblum: Gay Sex is Morally Good, Government has a Duty to Promote

President Barack Obama’s nominee Chai R. Feldblum for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission proclaims that, “Gay sex is morally good.” Further in the video she suggests the government has a duty to promote homosexuality, and it is as good as heterosexuality.

Equality is a weapon??  Homosexuality morally good?   And the government has a duty to promote it??

Chai Feldblum believes that these LGBT rights should come even at the expense of religious liberties!  This woman has no place being in government.

Now, I don’t mind wacky people having wacky ideas, or even spouting their wacky ideas in public, but when people like this are being put into positions of power like this, that is when my alarm bells start going off.

As columnist Joseph Farah said:

“Every once in a while Americans need to be reminded just how dark the dark side really is. And we are getting that reminder today. It’s been a wake-up call for millions – and we needed it.  No sane person could watch this spectacle in Washington unfold and believe it represents anything less than the total unraveling of the fabric of American decency and morality.

This is the dark side coming to power.  Could anyone have expected that this was the “change” Obama would bring?

Tea party! Rally! Write letters! Blog! Call reps, talk shows, any avenue possible to stand for decency and morality.  It’s time to bring the change back.

—Beetle Blogger

More on Chai Feldblum’s radical positions:

EEOC nominee equates ‘two sisters living together’ with married couple
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE….

‘Gay’ sex morally good, says Obama pick
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE….

Chai R. Feldblum Endorsed Polygamy
http://www.catholic.org/politics/stor…

Chai R. Feldblum “Gay Sex Is Equal To Heterosexual Sex”
http://www.catholic.org/politics/stor…

White House Announces Chai R. Feldblum
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_o…

Obama nominee praised polygamy
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE….

Blogs
http://www.weaselzippers.net/blog/200…

http://www.lonelyconservative.com/200…

Commentary
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE….

New York is the new California: Fast and Pray

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God Can Do Mighty Things If We Ask

A while back, a friend from New York (who wants to remain anonymous) asked for help organizing an event. She is Christian, and wanted an event that would join Christians all across New York in prayer to change hearts. I think her approach is important.

At some point, hearts need to be changed so that truth is more easily seen.

There were many prayer events in California during the prop 8 campaign, and we saw real-life miracles. Lots of miracles, actually, leading up to the passage of prop 8 and then the CA supreme court decision.

A neutered marriage bill has already passed the NY assembly, and only five members in the senate block its passage there. [read bb’s post here] Prayer can help strengthen those who have already said they will not neuter marriage, and may change the hearts of others.

So! My friend finished the facebook event. She is asking Christians (though I would say anyone who believes in a higher and creative power) to pray and fast for marriage.

New York can use all the prayers possible, so please participate (and invite your facebook friends). The outcome in New York will likely effect many other decisions state and federal. Including the DOMA. 

Join Here: Fast and Pray New York

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Silencing Christians—Documenting the Gay Agenda Via “After the Ball”

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This one hour documentary was excellent.  It delves into the gay agenda, and it’s effects on society in the United States and elsewhere.  It’s eye opening.  I highly recommend it.  It goes into depth about the book:

“After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s”

by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen

if this version doesn’t work try this one from youtube:

Voice of the Nation–Arthur A. Goldberg

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Voice of the Nation

Family Values Blog Talk Radio

This Thursday Live at 2pm PST

On Thursday: Voice Of The Nation will be discussing the recent same-sex marriage changes on the horizon with Washington, New Jersey, New York and Iowa. Can homosexuals transform their sexuality? We’ll also be discussing the social science behind same sex attraction as well as it’s effect on parenting.

Guest Arthur A. Goldburg will be joining us this week. Arthur Goldburg is the Executive Secretary of NARTH, Co-Founder and Co-Director, JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality), President of PATH (Positive Alternatives to Homosexuality) and Principal of the International Center for Gender Affirming Processes (CGAP).

He was professor at the Connecticut University law school and Deputy Attorney General of New Jersey.

Can homosexuals transform their sexuality? Torah, Talmud and time-tested advances in gender psychology answer YES! The Co-Director of JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality), Arthur Goldberg, tells how in his book “Light in the Closet: Torah, Homosexuality, and the Power to Change.” This groundbreaking book explodes the “gay gene” mystique, offering hope, compassion, direction and vitally needed information for those who struggle with same sex attraction, their families, friends, and surrounding community.

Open Chat and Call lines: We’ll be taking your questions via online chat during the show and if you want to ask your own questions, feel free to call in! 347- 215-6801.

The Family Values Blog Talk Radio show is a joint effort between United Families International, the Digital Network Army, and other Pro-Family organizations.  The show highlights current Family Values news and discusses the logic behind the Pro-Family Movement.

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