Beyond an XXL Grilled Stuft Burrito Steak at Taco Bell or a classic Big Mac, you can get just about anything via drive-thru these days. There’s drive-thru dry-cleaning services, drive-thru prayer ministries—and even drive-thru funeral homes.
Are drive-thru abortions next?
If Lori Brown, who explores the topic in her new book, Contested Spaces: Abortion Clinics, Women’s Shelters and Hospitals, has her way, drive-thru abortions may soon be a reality in a city near you—or even in your local church. Never mind the safety risks; she’s advocating for abortion clinics at churches, shopping malls, high schools and military bases, for starters.
On Chosen Generation Radio last week, we discussed the state taking a child from their parents, such as the case of Justina Pelletier, and what God says about parental authority. And did you know that with the redefinition of marriage there is now a movement to mainstream bestiality? This is Romans Chapter 1 playing out before our eyes.
It seems I’ve been misunderstood my whole life. I was an extremely shy kid, but some thought I was just a snob. Fast forward a few years, and I embraced blue hair, black clothing—and more misunderstanding. As a prophetic voice, I’m attacked, maligned and otherwise misunderstood on a weekly basis.
Whether you’re operating in full-time ministry or full-time motherhood, maybe you can relate. Nobody likes to be misunderstood. Indeed, it can be downright discouraging to be doing your utmost for His highest and have your own family, friends and brothers and sisters in Christ judge your message and your motives.
So, what causes these misunderstandings and what can we do to help avoid them—or clear them up after they occur? There are at least four reasons for potentially messy misunderstandings we need to understand before we can move on to how to handle ourselves when we are misunderstood.
Bestiality is an abomination, but would you believe it’s legal in some parts of the United States—and in some parts of the world?
The rise of bestiality in America (and around the world) is troublesome. Believe it or not, bestiality cases are all over the news. A flood of stories has emerged in just the past few weeks alone. What in the world is going on?
According to charges filed Wednesday in Tippecanoe Superior Court 5 in Lafayette, Ind., a man was caught on home video engaging in sexual acts with a dog. The 52-year-old, David Arnold, faces two Class D felony counts in connection with the abominable bestiality, JCOnline.com reports.
Meanwhile, James Lee Lyons, 53, was just sentenced to eight years in prison for sexually abusing dogs. He was arrested twice on bestiality charges—and convicted in 1998 of attempted sexual battery on a child and sexual act with a child while in a familial role, according to the St. Augustine Record.
It’s too bad for Arnold and Lyons that they didn’t get busted for bestiality in Alabama, where having sex with animals remains legal. The Alabama Senate is just now addressing bestiality, voting to make it a crime in January. But at least for now, it remains legal. All I can say to that is, really?
Whether you're operating in full-time ministry or full-time motherhood, maybe you can relate. Nobody likes to be misunderstood. Indeed, it can be downright discouraging to be doing your utmost for His Highest and have your own family, friends—and brothers and sisters in Christ—judge your message and your motives.
Gays in committed relationships have a “partner.” Polyamorous people like Diana Adams, who runs a Brooklyn-based legal firm that fights to offer traditional marriage rights to untraditional lovers, have a “primary partner.”
Primary partners because, well, polyamorists subscribe to the philosophy of being head over heels in love—or at least romantically involved—with more than one person at the same time. The Polyamory Society defines the practice as “the nonpossessive, honest, responsible and ethical philosophy and practice of loving multiple people simultaneously.”
“I remember from a very young age realizing that I was bisexual and that I tended to be attracted to many different people at the same time,” Adams told Roc Morin in a recent article in The Atlantic entitled "Up for Polyamory? Creating Alternatives to Marriage."
Euthanasia for depression? Yes, it's actually happening in the Netherlands. What's next? Euthanasia for the common cold? Jennifer discusses this and other nefarious goings on with Pastor Greg Young on Chosen Generation radio.
When it comes to spiritual warfare strategies, there’s a time to shout and a time to stay silent. Discerning the difference can deliver your enemy into your hands—or deliver you out of the hand of your enemy.
Although there are spiritual laws and kingdom principles, you have to discern what law is operating and what principle to apply. Unfortunately, we often shout when we should keep our mouth tightly shut up, and we often keep silent when we should be shouting His praises.
If you shout when you should remain silent, you could find yourself fighting in the power of your own flesh—which won’t take you far in spiritual warfare because our weapons are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. If you remain silent when you should shout, you could be neglecting those supernatural weapons that will cut your enemy to bits.
When it comes to spiritual warfare strategies, there's a time to shout and a time to stay silent. Discerning the difference can deliver your enemy into your hands—or deliver you out of the hand of your enemy.
Belgium made international headlines last week for extending euthanasia to children. Apparently, killing terminally ill children on demand isn’t quite edgy enough for the right-to-die camp. Now, a decade after legalizing euthanasia, the Netherlands is debating doctor-assisted suicide for depression. Yes, depression.
As if sex-selective abortion wasn’t immoral enough—and as if opening the door to playing God at the sickbed of young children wasn’t appalling enough—it may soon be more convenient to kill off people who suffer from sadness.
Launched in 2012, the Life-Ending Clinic targets people whose family doctors flat-out refuse to help them end their lives. But the clinic isn’t merely helping the terminally ill go on to eternity a little sooner than planned to avoid suffering. This death dungeon is essentially murdering people who report chronic depression and don’t want to wake up fighting the battle in their mind again tomorrow.
“We consider it self-evident that someone who is terminal can turn to euthanasia,” Life-Ending Clinic Director Steven Pleiter told The Daily Beast. “Now we are entering a phase in which there will be more debate about patients who are not terminally ill, among them psychiatric patients and those with dementia.”
What in the world is going on here? I understand how devastating depression can be. I suffered with this malady for more than a year—and spent a good part of that year in bed sleeping. I understand the thoughts of hopelessness that come with this disorder. Nevertheless, the role of physicians is to facilitate medical miracles, not medical massacres.
“Well, they will just kill themselves anyway,” some may say. No, they probably wouldn’t. According to a Mayo Clinic study, outpatients treated for depression had a suicide risk of 2 percent. That compares to a 1 percent risk for the general population.