Talon’s Point of the Day – Nov. 17th 2015 Those “Dam” Christians

America is much like a town residing just below a great dam built by Christians whose remaining descendants have the only knowledge of how to maintain it. Over generations many Christians walked away from their God given commission to voluntarily maintain the dam. Meanwhile residents have spent generation beating on the dam with everything they can until cracks form, celebrating with each new crack. Those Christians who remain spent years crying out warnings to the town about the dangers of weakening the dam and offering solutions for its repair but the town got so tired of hearing from those annoying Christians that they passed local ordinances to silence them and eventually made it illegal for the Christians to do anything to maintain the dam.

As you can surmise, the dam eventually broke and swept away the people in a flood of destruction. America’s dam is riddled with cracks of its own making. Each day the forces of destruction increasingly press against the dam.  With each new crack, and with each new restriction on American Christians to speak out and lead in the repairs our society celebrates, but shortly, very shortly, all hell is going to break loose.

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Talons Point of the Day – June 27th, 2015 Where Will You Stand?

In these ever more challenging times, when the government of nations are driving divisions between its citizens and breaking down cultures so as to redefine societies and their mores I offer you this reminder:

Every one of us will stand before a sovereign and holy God soon enough. Who we sided with will be in sharp focus of the One who sees all.

We are being forced to take a stand whether we want to or not. Silence itself is a stand to cede ground to evil. I chose to side with God in this life no matter the consequence of man. You can side with man if you chose, not wanting to offend him (or her), but when each of us stand before God we will stand alone. No man, no government will stand in our defense. We each will give account to who we sided with and why.

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Talon’s Point of the Day – May 25th, 2015 Memorial Day

Today is the day we give special honor to those who gave all for the freedoms we have taken so for granted that we have granted our government the power to take them away. The day will come when our government will use said military to control its own citizens.

In the mean time I honor the gift given to me by the fallen soldiers of the past and all who served honorably. Yet I also grieve for what I know is coming.

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Talon’s Point of the Day – May 1st, 2015 Crucify Him! Crucify Her!

Some 2000 plus years later the world continues to try to crucify Christ by killing his followers. Sadly, many Western progressives  in America and Europe are observing the Middle East and East Asia and eagerly waiting for their turn to strike. We must be preparing ourselves to suffer for Him, for it is coming.

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Let Them Eat Cake – The Right of Discrimination

Earlier today Capitalist Pig portfolio manager and media personality Jonathan Hoenig took to twitter with the following:

Jonathan Hoenig discrimination tweet

While I’m no fan of discrimination or the false claims thereof (more on this in a moment) I cannot agree more with Hoenig. Though I cannot speak for Mr Hoenig this makes neither he or myself racist. In fact I’m pretty sure Mr Hoenig services customers of all colors and creeds as do I. What it does make us is two of the few who recognize that to protect liberty of all, we must protect liberty of those who will sometimes act on those views in ways we might personally disagree with. It’s not that discrimination is necessarily right or justifiable. It’s that the empowerment of government to prevent marketplace discrimination (not connected to direct survival) inevitably results in stripping someone of their personal liberties, and we are all “someone.” This empowerment of the agents of force to prevent actual (and now perceived) discrimination sounds good to the weak minded, but in reality it empowers those who feign lamentations of “discrimination” in order to enact control over the free will of those whose views they find offensive, thus turning government into a tool of discrimination against the free exercise of liberty itself.

Now let me clarify, there are in my opinion a few critical limitations, or better said “clarifications,” to this view. Our right to personal liberty ends when the act of engaging in our personal liberty brings actual harm to others. While I do not agree with how our federal government addressed the civil rights movement, there is no doubt in my mind that certain protections had to be provided to America’s blacks, at least in certain areas, so as to allow the simple right to life itself and liberty. In other words, the personal liberty of racists (whites in our example) to be racist is sacrosanct under our Constitution so long as the practice of their racism does not extend to the safety or basic survival of others (blacks in this case), through denying or impeding access to public safety services, hospitals, food, public schools, and other govt subsidized services (a discussion for another day). Beyond that the best solution should have been to allow market forces to eventually bring repercussion on racists who used their businesses to generally inconvenience blacks.

The consequence of empowering government to use strong arm tactics to “right a wrong” is now being seen in the metastasized cancer of “gay rights” intimidation tactics by what has been dubbed “Gaystapo” activists and their mindless lackies in the media, and elsewhere. The refusal to provide a non critical service for religious reasons has now conveniently been painted as racist by the Gaystapo because of the observations of “successful” past misuse of government force during the civil rights era. But where has freedom gone? Have we so devolved intellectually that the refusal to bake a sugar laden coma inducing confection is automatically assumed to be “hate?” And even if it could be proven as “hate” how is the person refused service actually harmed and worthy of government intervention on their behalf? Are there really anorexic homosexuals so in need of calories that they must use government force to assure their survival because only Christian operated bakeries, and now pizza restaurants, can provide the critical sustenance they need? Of course not. In our materialistic consumer driven society where the dollar is virtually worshiped there is simply no limits on where any of us can get a cake made, a hot pizza served, pictures taken, food catered, a dress made, or facilities rented, etc ad nauseam.

We’re not talking about denying emergency room services here. We’re not talking about denying fire department services, police services, publicly traded (more in a moment) businesses operated residential rentals, public utilities, and banking services, education, or food. I’ll grant there are gray areas consisting of clothing and transportation fuel, perhaps a few others, but even in these cases we are at a place in our society where the market will likely provide to anyone with the money to pay everything they want, let alone need, even in a small market. There is also the issue of business activities of publicly traded companies. These companies are arguably required to serve anyone regardless of the views of their controlling entities due to legal fiduciary responsibilities. Aside from this we all are better off protecting the rights of privately held businesses to make the likely poor business decision of “discrimination,” especially as they seek to compete with much larger publicly traded businesses who will be tapping the market of blacks, or in this case homosexuals. If these privately owned businesses make decisions the public at large deems unjustifiably prejudicial, the public will punish them by taking their dollars elsewhere and the business will either adjust, or accept it’s diminished market share, reserved only to those who agree with their publicized views.

So let them eat cake whomever they are. But let the market decide who puts the dough in their oven, including those who decide they don’t want the job.

 

Follow up: Mark my words supporters of ISIS and other Islamist terrorists living in the U.S. (they exist by the thousands) are watching how this plays out and soon will publicly force patriotic Americans to provide materials expressing this support.

Are conscientious Christians the new Jim Crow?

By on February 19, 2014 in Christianity, Culture, Politics

Kirsten Powers argues in USA Today that Kansas’ recent effort to protect religious freedom is akin to enacting Jim Crow laws. She writes:

What’s the matter with Kansas? A bill protecting the religious freedom of businesses and individuals to refuse services to same-sex couples passed the state House of Representatives last week. It was blessedly killed in the state Senate on Tuesday…

Christians backing this bill are essentially arguing for homosexual Jim Crow laws.

She goes on to argue that Christian business owners have an obligation to serve people they disagree with because that’s what Jesus taught us to do. She invokes Pastor Andy Stanley for support on this point:

Evangelical pastor Andy Stanley leads North Point Ministries, the second largest church in the U.S. He told me he finds it “offensive that Christians would leverage faith to support the Kansas law.” He said, “Serving people we don’t see eye to eye with is the essence of Christianity. Jesus died for a world with which he didn’t see eye to eye. If a bakery doesn’t want to sell its products to a gay couple, it’s their business. Literally. But leave Jesus out of it.”

Christians serve unrepentant murderers through prison ministry. So why can’t they provide a service for a same-sex marriage?

Some claim it’s because marriage is so sacred. But double standards abound. Christian bakers don’t interrogate wedding clients to make sure their behavior comports with the Bible. If they did, they’d be out of business. Stanley said, “Jesus taught that if a person is divorced and gets remarried, it’s adultery. So if (Christians) don’t have a problem doing business with people getting remarried, why refuse to do business with gays and lesbians.”

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Talon’s Point of the Day – Feb 12th 2014

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Next time some leftist tries to deflect your facts that abortion is the killing of a human child by claiming it’s not a child, but just tissue, send him this link

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