Lynn v. Sekulow

Lynn v. Sekulow


Self Interest and Religious Discrimination Mark Anniversary of Obama Faith Based Initiative

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

It’s been one year since Obama announced his version of the faith-based office. Civil rights and civil liberties groups such as Americans United are still fighting
Bush-era battles over tax funding to religious groups that proselytize,
job discrimination on religious grounds in public programs and lack of
accountability.

Please check out a piece I wrote for the Huffington Post about this and offer your thoughts and comments on the Huffington Post Web site.



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Henrietta22

posted February 5, 2010 at 4:11 pm


Read your article in Huffington Post. Didn’t realize President Obama hasn’t done what he said he would do. Disappointing, and shocking to see what our taxes are going to when it’s important to watch what we spend and on what in the U.S.A, at this time.



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Arrow

posted February 5, 2010 at 4:23 pm


This is scandalous. Who am I to vote for? I don’t find much difference between the perpetrators of this dreadful policy and those who now let it continue. This should not be a tough promise for Obama to keep, it’s a straight-forward issue of the separation of religion and civil government. Frustrating is right, to the Nth degree!



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Malthus

posted February 6, 2010 at 12:25 pm


You shouldn’t be surprised, Barry, that the socialist president you supported has turned out to be no fan of civil liberties. As Milton Friedman noted, history has shown that economic freedom is the pre-requisite of civil liberties. As long as we have a government choosing winners and losers in the marketplace, our civil liberties will suffer. The clear answer to the problem, opposed by socialists like you, is to get the government out of the business of financing hospitals and most other social services.
Walmart, which receives no gummint funds, provides cheap clinics and drugs and accepts all comers without discrimination. If Walmart were running hospitals and physicians services, we wouldn’t have a healthcare crisis!



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Your Name

posted February 6, 2010 at 5:20 pm


Rev. Lynn,
Can you be specific in what you are fighting against? Exactly what tax funding which is discriminating are you referring to?
I am the church and I am in the state. It does not mean however that when funds go to me it is for religious practice. Nor does it mean that just because you fight against Christian’s Mr. Lynn, that you can make them secular in what they vote or believe.
When a party is clearly sticking up for the choice of murdering developing people without recourse, they are in fact a threat to society at large in the fact they corrupt moral society. It is interesting to note when others tell them how wrong the private practice is, that they are somehow the threat. How insane is that!
Cara



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Boris

posted February 6, 2010 at 8:57 pm


Malthus,
Your post is a supreme display of willful ignorance.
You shouldn’t be surprised, Barry, that the socialist president you supported has turned out to be no fan of civil liberties.
Boris says: Civil liberties and lifestyle choices are MUCH more respected legally and socially in socialist Scandinavia and other similar socialist societies than any place in the world, far more than they are in this country. In Scandinavia people enjoy universal health care, free child care, free education, a clean environment, very little poverty, barely any crime and enjoy a quality of life that Americans can only dream about. Go there if you don’t believe me. This undo fear of socialism comes solely from the fact that the Nazis and the communists hijacked the word “socialist” and used it in renaming their nations. The right wing nuts such as Malthus expose their ignorance of what socialism really is by comparing modern socialism to the governments in Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia, which were about as far from being socialist as they could be. Fascism and communism are NOT socialism. When people compare them its’ nothing but ignorance based fear-mongering – something we’ve all grown accustomed to coming from the Christian Fascist Republicans.
As Milton Friedman noted, history has shown that economic freedom is the pre-requisite of civil liberties.
Boris says: Joe Six Pack quoting Milton Friedman! ROFL! Again socialism allows more economic freedom than our American form of capitalism.
As long as we have a government choosing winners and losers in the marketplace, our civil liberties will suffer.
Boris says: Right, the government should have let all the big banks and AIG fail. It’s not like the market isn’t full of predators who would have gobbled these companies up and kept business as usual.
The clear answer to the problem, opposed by socialists like you, is to get the government out of the business of financing hospitals and most other social services.
Boris says: Oh please. How many hospitals does the federal government finance? This poster is clueless. He just wants to make sure the taxes withheld from is $8 an hour job aren’t going to care for the sick or feed the hungry. He wants them to kill innocent people overseas to keep us all safe, probably from Satan.
Walmart, which receives no gummint funds, provides cheap clinics and drugs and accepts all comers without discrimination.
Boris says: Yes and almost everything Walmart sells is imported from third world countries which does our economy a lot of good. Walmart is a giant job exporter is what they are. The Republicans love exporting jobs and then asking the president where all the jobs are! The hypocrisy of the far right is just off the charts. Whenever you see the words “gummint” or “libs” or the phrase “Democrat party” you just might be dealing with a Christian redneck.
If Walmart were running hospitals and physicians services, we wouldn’t have a healthcare crisis!
Boris says: Sure. How are you going to get physicians to work for $9 an hour? Have another Bud Light dude.



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Henrietta22

posted February 7, 2010 at 3:12 pm


Good post Boris, and humerous!



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posted February 7, 2010 at 5:25 pm


RE: Boris
socialist-an advocate of socialism.
socialism-Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.
So, it looks like to me that you support the government controlling the economy.
As far as your anti-republican slogans, well they are what they are.
People who want to insult people are far from being productive citizens in the fact that they want to drag everybody else through the mud and try and hurt them. So if your going to point the finger at people, try sticking to the issue, wrather than a bunch of derogatory remarks which does not do any of the world any good. It only causes pain. Sadistic people enjoy inflicting pain. So, you are what you are. Cara



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DSJulian

posted February 7, 2010 at 5:47 pm


There is a reason why we don’t have “free market” police and fire departments. Go watch the movie Gangs of New York if you can’t remember. Many progressive states currently have restrictions requiring health care to be operated exclusively by non-profit entities.
The whole idea of an Office of Faith-Based anything is clearly unconstitutional and Obama knows it. Once again he is rolling over and pandering, for God-only-knows-what reasons, to self-serving purveyors of hate and bigotry. I’d like to think he really is trying to unify the country, but down deep I know he is smarter than that…



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posted February 8, 2010 at 2:47 pm


Just because a person is of faith in a group and they believe a certain way does not so indicate that they are to be secular because you so wish. For the problem with people that are not of faith from my point of view,is that they do not have The Holy Spirit to make decisions. So if you are asking people who are Christian’s to become secular, it is clearly impossible. For they have God within. Though, they still can make secular decisions.
Cara



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N. Lindzee Lindholm

posted February 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm


According to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, faith-based groups are allowed to hire whomever (e.g. hiring people of the same faith) they want to without these employment decisions being classified as discrimination. It just does not make sense for a faith-based organization to bring on board people who are not going to be supportive of their initiatives. In fact, the effect of such a decision would be to cancel the organization’s effort out, like a positive and negative charge. Would you like a Democratic President to run with a Republican Vice-President? Let’s get real.
As far as the gay man associating a cross with going to hell, why can’t the religious social service organization recondition the man’s view of a cross towards that of Christ’s love INDIRECTLY through the mission’s act of service in feeding him hot soup and a sandwich on a cold winter’s day? Remember Pavlov and the puppies?



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posted February 8, 2010 at 9:16 pm


“According to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, faith-based groups are allowed to hire whomever (e.g. hiring people of the same faith) they want to without these employment decisions being classified as discrimination.”
The Constitution has also been held, by the SCOTUS, to represent a separation of civil government from religion hasn’t it Lindzee? It has been clear from the outset that religious institutions were to be self supporting hasn’t it? James Madison thought so. As so often happens when the Constitution is perverted (ie allowing tax funds to flow to religious organizations) there are repercussions further along. The government was not giving money to these groups in 1964, nor was it envisioned that they could or should. Now that these groups DO take government money, they are subject to regulation. I think that was even explained when the Constitution was manipulated to allow coercion of public funds to religious institutions.



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Boris

posted February 8, 2010 at 11:19 pm


Lindzee
No such person as Jesus Christ ever existed. That’s why can’t “recondition” (read: indoctrinate with false religious beliefs) a gay man who is rightfully offended by this horrible religious symbol. I mean if this story were set in the recent past, people would be wearing little electric chairs around their necks. You religion is insane.



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posted February 9, 2010 at 3:55 pm


RE: Boris
Not true.
Cara



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Boris

posted February 9, 2010 at 7:56 pm


Cara,
What evidence do you have to back up that claim? I can prove the gospels are based on an ancient solar myth. Jesus in the gospels is an allegory for the sun passing through the 12 signs of the zodiac. No such person as Jesus Christ ever really existed. Secular scholars have known this all along. Thomas Paine wrote in “An Essay on the Origin of Free-Masonry” that, “The Christian religion is a parody on the worship of the Sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the Sun, and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the Sun.”



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posted February 10, 2010 at 2:49 pm


He was born. The Bible*
Cara



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posted February 12, 2010 at 4:08 pm


Whether Jesus existed or not, many use him as a moral guide on how to live their lives, so it doesn’t really matter how he or his legend or allegory came about. It only matters that people follow him/it.



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posted February 12, 2010 at 4:48 pm


Mathew 1: 18-25 18. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wnating to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying,”Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21. “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” 22. So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 ” Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear which is translated, “God with us.” 24. Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep,did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him hiw wife, 25. and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus. Holy Bible, NKJV, Cara Lea Floyd



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posted February 12, 2010 at 4:53 pm


Correction
Mathew 1: 23
” Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with Us.”
C



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posted February 12, 2010 at 4:56 pm


Mathew 1: 24
Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife,
C



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posted February 12, 2010 at 4:58 pm


Mathew 1: 19
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.
C



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HG

posted February 12, 2010 at 7:53 pm


‘In the Beginning, there was Eru, the One, who in the Elvish tongue is called Illuvatar.’
So it is written. God, schmod, Illuvatar could whip that wuss!



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Boris

posted February 12, 2010 at 7:58 pm


Cara,
Quoting the Bible doesn’t prove that what it says is true. The story you just posted is fiction. None of those people ever existed. Angels don’t exist either.



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HG

posted February 12, 2010 at 9:34 pm


Boris, Eru Illuvatar gave reality to song, filling the void. I read it in a book!! If you are so uninformed as to not know this, that’s your problem.



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posted February 13, 2010 at 4:08 pm


boris and hg,
Yes, they existed. They found artifacts to back it up. Even the names of the people and the past kings. If you need more information on the subject you can go look up all biblical artifacts which support the bible.
C



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HG

posted February 13, 2010 at 4:42 pm


I know they found Isildur’s sword and cut the ring from Sauron’s finger, heralding an age of peace. At this years’ council meeting we are going to cannonize Gandalph, he used to beat himself …and he never went blind!



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posted February 13, 2010 at 5:08 pm


And then there was Santa and the reindeer, the toothfairy, Goldy Locks and The Three Bears……
C
John 3: 16
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
17
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Cara



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HG

posted February 13, 2010 at 6:06 pm


And Goldie Locks sat on Jesus’ lap saying: “My Jesus, what an enormous swanstuker you have!”
And Jesus replied: “All the better for you to get to know God my dear!”
And Goldie said: “Whoa, is this what you do in your religion?”
And Jesus said: “Yep, pretty much, to as many people as we can!”



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Boris

posted February 14, 2010 at 1:45 pm


Cara,
” Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with Us.”
You Christian Bible thumpers have been badly misinformed by your religious cult leaders about the interpretation of Jewish mythology. The correct Jewish Perspective on Isaiah 7:14:
The seventh chapter in the Book of Isaiah begins by describing the military crisis that was confronting King Ahaz of the Kingdom of Judah. Around the year 732 B.C.E., the House of David was facing imminent destruction at the hands of two warring kingdoms: the Northern Kingdom of Israel, led by King Peqah, and the Kingdom of Syria (Aram), led by King Retsin. These two armies had besieged Jerusalem. Isaiah records that the House of David and King Ahaz were gripped with fear. G-d sent the prophet Isaiah to reassure King Ahaz that divine protection was at hand – G-d would protect him and his kingdom and that their deliverance was assured, and these two hostile armies would fail in their attempt to subjugate Jerusalem.
It is clear from the narrative in this chapter, that Isaiah’s declaration (Is 7:14-16) was a prophecy about the unsuccessful siege of Jerusalem by the two armies from the north. The verses Isaiah 7:15-16 state that, by the time this child (whose imminent birth was foretold in Isaiah 7:14) reaches the age of maturity (“… he knows to reject bad and choose good …”), the kings of the two enemy nations will be gone, in fact, they will be killed. Two Biblical passages, 2 Kings 15:29-30 and 2 Kings 16:9, confirm that this prophecy was contemporaneously fulfilled when these two kings were assassinated. With an understanding of the context of Isaiah 7:14 alone, it is evident that the name of the child in Isaiah 7:14, Immanu’el, is a sign which points to the divine protection that King Ahaz and his people would enjoy from their otherwise certain demise at the hands of these two enemies. Clearly, Isaiah 7:14 is a near-term prophecy that is part of an historic narrative, and which was fulfilled in the immediate time frame, not some seven-and-a-half centuries in the future. – From the Jewish Interpretation of Isaiah 53.
Suffice it to say that Isaiah 7:14 has nothing to do with Jesus Christ. And because of this fact your entire religion collapses in a heap of lies, false claims, purposely and deceptively misinterpreted prophecies and nothingness.
Paraphrase of John 3:16: “For God so hated humanity that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever does not believe in him will not perish but have everlasting life being tortured for all eternity in Hell without hope of forgiveness.”



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Marsha Christ

posted February 15, 2010 at 1:29 am


I would like to know if Title VII considered the fact that Native American Indian women due to their religion were the head of their households. That they bestowed land, rights and blessings from Mother to Daughter, not like the Father, Son and Holy Ghost religion that does not even recognize the necessity of a Woman. I am a Plain American Indian and Negro Citizen. But unlike the woman named Hagar in the Bible; although I am Black and an Assimilated Christian citizen, I too was Born of a Promise under this nation’s motto “In GOD We Trust”. As a Daughter of God and forefathers i.e, Abraham, Lincoln, Melchisadac and Red Cloud I have been denied all of my life my separate and equal Right to have the same laws of nature and natures God; because of the word “no” in the 1st Amen-dment.
Since the congress was given all power to make wars and laws; how can even our Courts affirm, enforce, or uphold their Oaths of Office and Promises made to We the People with “No Law Respecting an Establishment of Religion” i.e., GOD that were all sworn on a Holy Bible ? According to the below although Abraham had two sons, the gender of a woman was put into bondage that remains today. Compare Gen. 25:22-25 with the below and consider what if Rachel gave birth to twins, but instead of two sons, one was a boy and other a girl who came out 1st ?
Gal.. 4:22-24 “For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory; for these are the two convenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which is and is in bondage with HER children.
Romans 3:28 – 31 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also. Seeing it is One God which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid, yea we establish the law.
Presently now even corporations are given the same rights as US citizens, but when in the course of human events will a White Christian Body of Government men declare this Mass Religion Fraud that has been forced upon We the People who put them in charge? I suggest these sons of guns or men who know not what they do or have done in the name of the LORD; Remove that Blindfold from Lady Justice put upon her by Masonic Brothers and Let Her Use that Double Edge Sword she alone holds. Because Lady Justices is not Deaf, Dumb, Blind or even a Blond daughter of our American revolution. However, Her Gender’s Abilities have been severely handicapped, retarded and statutorily raped by the word NO which is an Injustice, Shame before Almighty GOD and Her only begotten Son.
Did you Ever consider GOD could be a SHE and its HER Heavenly, Spirit, Body, Waters and Womb all men are born even HER Son, Jesus Christ and his Wife. (Rev. 19:7–10) So What If; GOD is Fat and Black as Aunt Jemima grinning at US on the pancake box and even Jesus Christ himself calls HER our Fat Her Who Art In Heaven.



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ungw

posted February 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm


Did you ever consider that God might not exist at all…that all of the world’s religions are the result of attempts to bring unity and a degree of control to larger populations? Did God send various different stories to the various people’s of the world, knowing they would kill each other over those differences?
Or, is it possible that ALL religions are wrong and we are on our own? I think that is the much more likely scenario.



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D. Dub

posted February 15, 2010 at 10:36 pm


I do believe that the money of these government funded programs and groups should be put into a separate bank account where it can be watched carefully. These numbers are too large to not keep track of. They should not be able to have an unmonitored cash flow of taxpayers dollars into faith based programs. O’bama says that there is “hope” and “change”…while he promises to investigate these Bush-era problems with highly religious council members who were appointed by the president….and have received large sums of government money… doesn’t seem like much is changing in that area…



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ungw

posted February 16, 2010 at 12:41 am


We shouldn’t have to keep track of money flowing from our government to religious organizations, because there shouldn’t BE any. What’s going on with the Court on this issue? For years they held that the Constitution forbad every form of public aid or support for religion. If the government can take money from Americans at gunpoint (tax them) and give it to Christians, then they can give it to Muslims, and Scientologist’s etc. I really thought this sort of thing wasn’t supposed to happen in this country! I thought that sort of thing was voluntary here.



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D.dub

posted February 16, 2010 at 2:42 pm


Your right there shouldn’t be any at all… but the fact is that there is… and if we can’t just make the government stop doing so, we should start by controlling it… and then we can move into the removal of doing so



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posted February 16, 2010 at 3:08 pm


Re: Boris
Isaiah 7: 14
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
Isahiah 8: 8
He will pass through Judah, He will overflow and pass over, He will reach up to the neck; And the stretching out of his wings Will fill the breadth of Your land, O Immanuel.
Cara



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posted February 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm


Re: Boris
Isaiah 9: 6
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7
Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever.
Cara



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ungw

posted February 16, 2010 at 6:31 pm


D.dub, you are right of course, but it feels like conceding a point against reason. Justice Jackson’s dissent when the Court upheld the legality of government funds assisting a religious group (later overturned!) in which he stated the majority decision reminded him of Byron’s Julia who, “whispering ‘I will n’er consent’–consented.”
That’s how I feel. “You can’t do that, you can’t DO that,…well, okay, now that you’ve DONE it,…”



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Boris

posted February 16, 2010 at 10:55 pm


Cara,
Cara,
” Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with Us.”
You Christian Bible thumpers have been badly misinformed by your religious cult leaders about the interpretation of Jewish mythology. The correct Jewish Perspective on Isaiah 7:14:
The seventh chapter in the Book of Isaiah begins by describing the military crisis that was confronting King Ahaz of the Kingdom of Judah. Around the year 732 B.C.E., the House of David was facing imminent destruction at the hands of two warring kingdoms: the Northern Kingdom of Israel, led by King Peqah, and the Kingdom of Syria (Aram), led by King Retsin. These two armies had besieged Jerusalem. Isaiah records that the House of David and King Ahaz were gripped with fear. G-d sent the prophet Isaiah to reassure King Ahaz that divine protection was at hand – G-d would protect him and his kingdom and that their deliverance was assured, and these two hostile armies would fail in their attempt to subjugate Jerusalem.
It is clear from the narrative in this chapter, that Isaiah’s declaration (Is 7:14-16) was a prophecy about the unsuccessful siege of Jerusalem by the two armies from the north. The verses Isaiah 7:15-16 state that, by the time this child (whose imminent birth was foretold in Isaiah 7:14) reaches the age of maturity (“… he knows to reject bad and choose good …”), the kings of the two enemy nations will be gone, in fact, they will be killed. Two Biblical passages, 2 Kings 15:29-30 and 2 Kings 16:9, confirm that this prophecy was contemporaneously fulfilled when these two kings were assassinated. With an understanding of the context of Isaiah 7:14 alone, it is evident that the name of the child in Isaiah 7:14, Immanu’el, is a sign which points to the divine protection that King Ahaz and his people would enjoy from their otherwise certain demise at the hands of these two enemies. Clearly, Isaiah 7:14 is a near-term prophecy that is part of an historic narrative, and which was fulfilled in the immediate time frame, not some seven-and-a-half centuries in the future. – From the Jewish Interpretation of Isaiah 53.
Suffice it to say that Isaiah 7:14 has nothing to do with Jesus Christ. And because of this fact your entire religion collapses in a heap of lies, false claims, purposely and deceptively misinterpreted prophecies and nothingness.
Paraphrase of John 3:16: “For God so hated humanity that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever does not believe in him will not perish but have everlasting life being tortured for all eternity in Hell without hope of forgiveness.”



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posted February 17, 2010 at 2:36 pm


John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.
2
He was in the beginning with God.
3
All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
4
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.



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posted February 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm


Philippians 2: 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above evey name, 10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth , and of those under the earth, 11and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Cara Lea Floyd



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posted February 17, 2010 at 3:08 pm


Psalm 1: 1
Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever hedoes shall prosper.
4
The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the
judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the
righteous.
6
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish
Psalms 2
1
Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
2
The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed,
saying
“Let us break Their bonds in pieces
And cast away Their cords from us.”
Psalm 3
1
Lord, how they have increased who trouble me!
Many are they who rise up aginst me.
2
Many are they who say of me,
“There is no help for him in God.”
3
But You, O Lord, are a shield for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head.
C



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HG

posted February 17, 2010 at 3:55 pm


“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.” Cara
“In the Beginning, there was Eru, the One, who in the Elvish Tongue is called Illuvatar.” HG
I like my book better, it makes more sense.



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HG

posted February 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm


“…and (Eru) first made the Ainur, the Holy Ones, that were the offspring of his thought, and they were with him before ought else was made.”
So there you have it.



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posted February 17, 2010 at 9:30 pm


Genesis 1: 3
Then God said, ” Let there be light”; and ther was light.
4And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
C
Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
C



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HG

posted February 17, 2010 at 10:24 pm


“And he spoke to them, propounding to them themes of music; and they sang before him, and he was glad. But for a long while they sang only each alone, or but few together, while the rest hearkened; for each comprehended only that part of the mind of Illuvatar from which he came, and in the understanding of their brethren they grew but slowly.” The SILMARILLION



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posted February 19, 2010 at 4:47 pm


Genesis 1: 9-11
9
Then God said,” Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.
10
And God called the dry land Earth, and gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
11
Then God said,” Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so.
C



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posted February 19, 2010 at 4:51 pm


Genesis 1: 4
And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
5
God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
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posted February 19, 2010 at 5:19 pm


“…Illuvatar said to them,’Behold your Music!’ And he showed to them a vision, giving to them sight where before was only hearing; and they saw a new World made visible before them, and it was globed amid the Void, and it was sustained therein, but was not of it.”
“Therefore, I say: Ea! Let these things Be! And I will send forth into the Void the Flame Imperishable, and it shall be at the heart of the World, and the World shall Be;…”
I don’t know when (or if) your “God” showed up to the party, but it had to be AFTER Eru Illuvatar created the World. Your book (The Bibble) doesn’t even begin until after the end of the Second Age!



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posted February 20, 2010 at 4:10 pm


Genesis 8
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth and the waters receded.
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The water reced steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.”
C



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posted February 20, 2010 at 4:16 pm


Lies and confusion are from the devil.



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HG

posted February 20, 2010 at 4:21 pm


“Lies and confusion are from the devil.”
Don’t be so hard on yourself.



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Boris

posted February 20, 2010 at 9:20 pm


The Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe and everything in it.



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posted February 21, 2010 at 12:01 am


And anyone who knows anything will tell you the FSM has meatballs and tomato sauce. Some people actually believe it has no meatballs and is covered in white sauce. Idiots!



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posted February 21, 2010 at 4:18 pm


Mathew 26: 75
And Peter remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him,” Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” So he went out and wept bitterly.



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posted February 21, 2010 at 4:23 pm


Mathew 28: 18,19,20
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying,” All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
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” Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit,
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“teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Cara Lea Floyd



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posted February 21, 2010 at 4:29 pm


Mathew12: 50
” For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”



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posted February 21, 2010 at 4:41 pm


“For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”
Sounds like your father is lazy, getting everybody else to do his work!



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posted February 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm


Mark 7: 29
Then He said to her, ” For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.”
C



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posted February 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm


“Mark 7: 29
Then He said to her, ” For this saying go your way; the demon has gone out of your daughter.””
Yeah, he’d put it back in his pants!



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posted February 22, 2010 at 5:44 pm


Proverbs 16: 18
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spitit before a fall.
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posted February 22, 2010 at 5:49 pm


spirit



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posted February 22, 2010 at 5:59 pm


Yes, there are those who are desiring to pull everybody into the muck. There are those who will not stop in their pitiful existence to make the happy miserable in their pain. For they wish to reject, damage, and instruct others on how to destroy families, relationships and give others counsel on how to take even if it is full of lies to do so.
Cara



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posted February 22, 2010 at 6:23 pm


“http://Cara
Yes, there are those who are desiring to pull everybody into the muck. There are those who will not stop in their pitiful existence to make the happy miserable in their pain. For they wish to reject, damage, and instruct others … even if it is full of lies to do so.”
So cut it out.



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posted February 23, 2010 at 3:25 pm


information is key…
For the uninformed will not be fully aware of all possible circumstances when making a choice for themselves when they don’t have all the facts. I am simply informing others there are miserable people who want to weigh you down in their own pain and direct you in lies of corruption for selfish motivations….
C



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posted May 7, 2010 at 6:43 am


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