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Monday, March 13, 2006

Are Church Fires Hate Crimes ?

From Danny Carlton at

In spite of glaring evidence, church fires not considered "hate-crimes"

After all this time not knowing who set fire to all those churches in the south, we finally have the culprits, and all the MSM can focus on is that they liked to drink...ignoring the obvious...
From WorldNetDaily...
Benjamin Moseley and Russell DeBusk, 19, were theater students at Birmingham-Southern College. Matthew Cloyd, 20, lived in the same dorm as DeBusk, an academic overachiever and son of a doctor....An academic standout, Cloyd grew up a doctor's son in Shelby County. His true love was deer hunting. But hunting was intertwined with alcohol, and a rebellious anger crept into Cloyd's personality. Cloyd wrote to Moseley last summer, as the two planned a road trip: "Let us defy the very morals of society instilled upon us by our parents, our relatives and of course Jesus." About the same time, DeBusk and Moseley started dabbling in the occult, according to a report by Religion News Service. They told friends they were Satanists on a hunt for knowledge....DeBusk and Moseley had a darker side, according to friends. They said they claimed to be Satanists, which, they explained, was "not about worshipping the devil, but about the pursuit of knowledge."
So when self-proclaimed Satanists burn down a bunch of churches, it isn't a hate crime? Isn't such a blatant double standard—applying the label "hate" to only those cases the PC crowd care about— itself an act of hate?
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A Christian Review of Brokeback Mountain


"Homo On The Range" [December 20, 2005]


Brokeback Mountain, a film developed to continue to mainstream all things sodomite upon American culture, is already old news. The film is but one more example of how the 'love' that was once described as one that dare not speak its name now won't close its piehole. Brokeback Mountain seeks to make the audience feel sorry for these two Cowpoke lovers whose innocent love can't be lived out publicly for fear of the consequences. This film is one more step into the breach of mainstreaming all things sodomite in as much as it is the first film produced for a broad audience that films the perversion that goes on between two excited but confused males in heat. Christians must not make the mistake of referring to this perversion as 'sex' lest we surrender the meaning of the word for its anti-meaning. Whatever it is that two men do with their reproductive organs it certainly isn't sex.Its interesting that the way that Brokeback Mountain is marketing itself is by selling itself as a love story, and further it is interesting that many of the people that it is being marketed to will likely buy that angle. You see it has all the angles of a love story being present with the only difference being that they forgot to include a female lead. In traditional Hollywood love story fashion, boy meets boy, boy rides boy (hey -- they're not Cowboys for nothing), boy falls in love with boy, love ends frustrated, audience leaves sad that boy boy love story didn't end happily ever after and resolved that they will never do anything to frustrate such sacred love when they meet two star crossed male sodomites.Of course this love story suffers from the upside down world of categories that comes when God hating people are left in charge of the culture. What is billed as a love story is actually a hate story. As a proper oriented sexual identity is very closely bound up with man created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27), homosexual behavior is a self and other hating behavior as it has as its intent (whether consciously or sub-consciously) the attacking of the image of God in man. So the behavior explicitly portrayed in this film is about hate of God, Hate of self and hate of the partner and all of this is done in humanistic notions of 'love.' Hatred of God, self, and others, in Brokeback Mountain is the theme of this movie and it is all portrayed as endearing, heart wrenching, and commendable. What American filmgoers have long forgotten is that love is not a sentiment. Rather love is defined by conforming to a certain explicitly defined standard. The question then is where will we find those a standard by which to judge the love that is portrayed in Brokeback Mountain? Either we will discover those standards on the basis of film-makers ability to manipulate our emotions or we will discover those standards in God's word. If we submit to manipulated emotions then whoever is best at film propaganda will define our standards. If we submit to God's word as the standard then we have capacity to determine if film-makers are sentimentalizing in an ugly direction.Brokeback Mountain is one more example of how our culture has come to call evil, 'good' and good, 'evil.' It creates a narrative that conveniently leaves out Aids hospitals, Brokenhearted parents, homosexual bath-houses, torn and bleeding anuses, and tries to create the facile myth that the most traditionally masculine of men (Cowboys) can find monogamous gay love on the range where the deer and the antelope play... or at least could if it wasn't for such a hateful culture that oppresses them.