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So Chicken Sandwiches Hurt "Queer Kids" and Red Hats Are "Scary"!?!

So, there's this article out (an opinion piece in the Toronto Star) about how "eating at Chick-fil-A will increase the suffering of queer kids."
And I say, "What?"
First off, if chicken sandwiches have the power to hurt "queer" folk, then maybe those "queer" folks need to toughen up a bit.  Life is a lot more cruel than a chicken sandwich will ever be.
And secondly, if chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A have the power to hurt queer people, it's only because the LGBTQ-community made it that way.  
Guess what Chick-fil-A sandwiches used to be - before the LGBTQ-warmongers started freaking out about Chick-fil-A, before they turned chicken sandwiches into a political statement, before they started quivering, hyperventilating, and screaming at the top of their lungs about how hateful Chick-fil-A is?  
Go ahead, take a guess?  
That's right ... they were just chicken sandwiches.  
And they would still be chicken sandwiches - instead of a politic…

Why Would God Need To Harden The Reprobate?

Calvinists love to say that "God hardened their hearts" means that God caused the non-elect to not believe in Him, because He predestined them for hell.    
But why would God need to harden the non-elect if the non-elect can NEVER come to Him anyway because He didn't make salvation possible for them?  
Here is a comment I left on the Soteriology 101 blog, in the post "Condemned for factors beyond the agent's control?"  It's about a Calvinists favorite "but you're dead" argument, which relates to what I'm talking about.

One of Calvinism’s favorite sayings was brought up in a recent comment: “Man is spiritually dead … so therefore God has to give him (the elect) a new heart (i.e. “force faith on him through election).”
But the fundamental problem with this is that Calvinists decide for themselves what “dead” means, contrary to the Bible.  They say that “spiritually dead” is just like being physically dead, like how a dead body just lays the…

Normalizing Pedophilia!?! Horrifying!

Very, very disturbing:  San Diego State University Normalizes Pedophilia.  According to this article, THIS is the kind of demonic lies they are teaching your kids.  That pedophilia is as acceptable as any other sexual orientation.  (Warning: The Joseph Paul Watson video at the end of the article contains cussing.  And it's VERY disturbing.  But it's worth watching because he speaks the truth.  And I have recently heard about something that he mentions too, that there's a new sexual fetish going around where people deliberately get pregnant repeatedly so that they can have multiple abortions.  For fun!  Please, Lord Jesus, just come back now!)

Parents, colleges are using your money to teach your kids that it's okay for adults to want to sleep with your younger, under-age children.

And if there is no push-back - if they can get people to accept this or to at least yawn and roll their eyes and ignore it, then it's just a very, very small step to get from "it…

"Do you know what it's like to be alone?"

Yesterday at noon, I was driving to pick my son up from somewhere.  As I drove through an intersection in our neighborhood, I noticed a bicycle on a sidewalk and a man laying in the grass behind some bushes.  It looked like he was trying to sit up but couldn't.

That's odd, I thought.  Did he stop his bike ride to lay on the grass on a nice summer's day, staring up at the clouds?  A "stop and smell the roses" kind of thing?  Is he having a heart attack?

I couldn't get it out of my mind, and so I turned around.  I simply had to see what was going on, in case there was some sort of emergency.

I pulled into a driveway closest to him, and walked over by him.

"Sir, are you okay?  Are you okay, sir?" I called.

He didn't move at first.  No response at all.

Oh dear, what if he's dead!?!,  I thought.

Slowly, he began to move, and he rolled over to his back.

"No, I'm just drunk.  I've been drinking this morning," he slurred, laughing to himse…

How can Calvinists be effective in spiritual warfare?

I was thinking of this last night as I fell asleep:  
How can a Calvinist be effective in spiritual warfare when they believe ...
... that God has predestined the way everything will happen, and nothing we do can change it?
... that God ultimately causes us to do what we do, so we have no real control over our actions anyway?
... that everything that happens is because God caused it to happen that way, everything that happens is His Will?  (So why bother fighting against anything that happens?)
... that God always causes demons to do exactly what they do, for His Will and His glory?  (So then I guess the whole "spiritual battle" is really just a farce anyway, a dramatic play.  So why should we try to work against demons, because wouldn't that really be working against "God's Will" and the things He's doing "for His glory"?)
... that prayer is really just a meaningless formality that doesn't have any effect on anything because it's all been p…

First Justin Bieber, Then Kanye West, Next up... Shia Labeouf

I don't follow celebrity news or even really watch television.  (We don't have cable or anything like that; we still only get basic channels but we barely watch them.)  But if I hear of a celebrity who's struggling deeply, I don't just snicker or scoff.  I pray for them.  

I know what it's like to hurt and struggle.  And I know that the only real answer is Jesus Christ.  And so when I hear of a hurting, lost celebrity, I pray that God puts His truth clearly in their paths, that He puts people in their lives to share the Gospel with them, that He opens their eyes to their need for Him, and that He surrounds them with His heavenly angels to keep evil away from them so that they can see His Truth, feel His love, and hear His call to draw near to Him, to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior and find healing in Him.

Among others, I've prayed for Justin Bieber.  I've prayed for Kanye West.  (It's amazing to hear Kim talk about how Kanye has come to faith in Christ. …

A Calvinist Pastor Shames Those Who Know Too Much

I may have posted this link already.  I can't remember.  But I'll do it again.  In this post (link below, but don't read it until you've read my paraphrase of what he's saying), a Calvinist pastor basically describes how anti-Calvinists cause trouble because they have educated themselves too much about Calvinism online.  Of course, he doesn't come right out and say it exactly that way, but it's there.  Oh, yes it is!
Calvinist Pastors And Non-Calvinist Churches: Candidating, Pastoring, And Moving On
For fun (my fun!), here is my paraphrase of some of what that Calvinist pastor really means.  This is what I believe he's really saying behind the words he uses (my paraphrase of his words are in black, and my comments about it are in pink):  

"I want to warn you Calvinist pastors about a group of people who might give you trouble: Anti-Calvinists.  Anti-Calvinists do not celebrate the doctrines of grace like we humble, theologically-superior Calvinists…