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September 26, 2005

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Joseph Farah
The trouble with hate crimes

I can't help but wonder if it was because the perpetrators of the Dirkhising murder were members of a special class of people we're told deserve extra government privileges and recognition. I wonder if it could have anything to do with the fact that the case illustrates so accurately the dark underbelly of the homosexual lifestyle – the part the elite media don't want you to see.

[Thirteen-year-old] Jesse Dirkhising was brutally raped, tortured and murdered – for fun, for thrills, for the hell of it, because it felt good, maybe even because a certain politically protected lifestyle has been elevated to virtual sainthood.

The real hate crime is that more Jesse Dirkhisings are being victimized every day – and no one seems to care. Little boys are raped and abused and murdered by psychopathic predators – and somehow that's not considered "hateful."


Richard M. Walden
The Red Cross Money Pit

The national Red Cross reports it spent $111 million last year on fundraising alone. And it's hard to escape the organization's warning of Armageddon if you don't call in a credit card number or send a check or donate blood (which it resells to the tune of more than $1.5 billion annually, part of its $3 billion in income)....

The Red Cross brand is platinum. Its fundraising vastly outruns its programs because it does very little or nothing to rescue survivors, provide direct medical care or rebuild houses. After 9/11, the Red Cross collected more than $1 billion, a record in philanthropic fundraising after a disaster. But the Red Cross could do little more than trace missing people, help a handful of people in shelters and provide food to firefighters, police, paramedics and evacuation crews during that catastrophe.

When New York Atty. Gen. Eliot Spitzer asked for documentation of 9/11 expenditures, the Red Cross' response was that it is federally chartered and not answerable to state government regulators. The clamor rose, however, when the media began dissecting Red Cross activities in the 9/11 aftermath. This resulted in the resignation of the organization's president and chief executive, Dr. Bernadine Healy, and the appointment of ex-Sen. George Mitchell (D-Maine) to oversee its 9/11 fund and help clean up its image. Funds were then pushed out the door — including millions to New York limo drivers who said they lost income after 9/11, and to upscale residents of lower Manhattan to help pay their utility bills.


Mike S. Adams
Welcome to UNC-We love black people

At the beginning of the present academic year, UNC-W (short for the University of North Carolina – We love black people) organized a reception for minority students. I decided not to attend because, a) I’m not a student and, b) I’ve been white even longer than Michael Jackson. But, interestingly, the week after the minority reception I discovered that a fellow Caucasian had decided to crash the party, which was supposed to be racially segregated.

It may surprise readers to learn that the white person who violated the university’s policy on segregation was none other than UNC-W Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo. I have proof that the chancellor was at the otherwise segregated event because a cameraman (I sure hope he was black!) took a picture of DePaolo talking to a black student named Antonio Jenkins. That picture was posted on the UNC-W website to remind us that, a) the university is not racist and, b) Rosemary DePaolo likes black people.

Go read the rest!!


Brad Locke
Ejected for Jesus

Meet Jon Moeller, Washington Nationals team chaplain. Or at least he was, until he had the audacity to answer a player's theological question, which is kind of in his job description. The question was asked by, ironically enough, outfielder Ryan Church: "Are Jews doomed because they don't believe in Jesus?"...

...Moeller answered with a simple nod of the head. As breathlessly reported in the Washington Post (surprise, surprise) on Sept. 18, Moeller was suspended while an investigation ensued.

A local rabbi told the Post that "the locker room of the Nationals is being used to preach hatred." I hope he didn't split his lip with that knee-jerk response. It's funny how quickly and often the word "hate" gets lobbed at Christians. Maybe the rabbi should have tried a response that involved actual thought, like a refutation of Moeller's belief that Jesus Christ is the one and only path to God's kingdom.

In a Sept. 21 article by the Post, the most sensible observation was made by Rev. Richard Land, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission: "Just how many ways can you interpret the words of Jesus in John 14:5-6, 'I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me'?"

Meanwhile most Rabbis hold that regardless of any other factor—if you believe that Jesus is the Messiah, you cannot be a Jew. You can believe there is no God. You can practice Eastern Mysticism. You don't even have to keep kosher to be able to be considered a Jew. But even if you are of Jewish lineage, keep Kosher, attend synagogue every Sabbath—if you believe Jesus is the Messiah, that one criteria alone excludes you from being a Jew. Rabbis need to explain that one before they start harping about the belief that only those of a certain religion go to heaven.

Posted by Danny Carlton at September 26, 2005 07:31 AM

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