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June 16, 2011

Ann Coulter. Deceived, Demented, or Demonic

Ann Coulter

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Well, I must admit that I was a fan of Ann Coulter even though I have disagreed with some of her views. Today was the tipping point. I am no longer a fan. I am now trying to determine if she is just deceived like most people, especially self-proclaimed Christians, or if she may be demented. Of course, she could just be demonic. Today she wrote a column which attacked Ron Paul‘s statements about our government staying out of the business of marriage. I wrote about this in a previous blog entry. She is expressing the same opinions as most main-stream Christians. If you don’t agree with her views, then you can’t be a conservative or a Christian. She, as well as most Christians, have been convinced that they are doing God‘s work by trying to rid the world of sin. One of their primary crusades is the war on homosexual rights. I challenge Ms. Coulter or anyone else to show me in the Bible where Christians are given the orders to force religious views onto a free people. Come on, hit me with it.

 

I am not worried because you won’t find it. I have written several articles about this topic. Unlike Ms. Coulter, I am a Christian that completely understands my mission. When Christians “force” people to follow their doctrine, God is not pleased. The Bible makes it very clear that choosing to follow God is a “choice.” This is what Ron Paul was pointing out, and he has it right. As he so eloquently stated, “You can’t legislate morality.” Right on Rep. Paul! I coined that exact phrase when I was in the ninth grade back in 1967. I even wrote that phrase on my shirt pocket liner (I was a nerd). Even then, I was praying for knowledge and understanding from God. What is the mission of a Christian? Can any of you self-proclaimed Christians and conservatives tell me? I will tell you what it isn’t:

 

God did not ordain ministers and charge missionaries with the task of imposing His will, or their interpretation of His will, onto the world. If you believe that you have God’s permission to pass laws which limit people’s freedom of choice, you are definitely deceived. Let me enlighten you if possible. When a government, or group of people, pass laws that try to force morality issues on the public, what you will get is a lot of immoral law breakers. Not only that, by doing so, reason and choice are taken out of the argument. What we are left with is a bunch of pissed-off people who don’t understand why they are being persecuted by other people. This is not God’s way to win converts.

 

How do you suppose Ms. Coulter would feel if homosexuals eventually gain a majority in Washington and pass laws that ban heterosexual relationships? Yeah, I get it. Christians aren’t worried because that will never happen. But humor me please. How do you think heterosexuals would feel? Let me speculate that they will be pissed, and they will feel abused. Now you know how the gays feel. No person has the God-given right to pass laws that regulate “moral” behavior. End of argument. Ron Paul wins the debate.

Now, what is the consequence of people assuming that God wants them to pass such laws, and they work very hard to make it happen? Well, God doesn’t approve of that, so nothing good can come of it. God gave us all a choice to follow His path or not. No one can force anyone to follow that path, not even God. Yes I did. I said not even God can force someone to follow His path. How do I know? When He created humans, he gave us “free will.” I am sure that most people have heard of that. Since God gave us free will, no law will ever undo that, so we all may as well get over it. If people want to be gay and get married, the rest of us ought to stay out of it. Our mission, as Christians, is to provide an example for sinners by living a Bible oriented life. The problem is that very few Christians live in a way that sinners would want to emulate. Heck, most Christians commit more sins than the so-called “heathen.” Why do you think Christianity is in decline and is hated by so many people. From where I sit, all I see is a bunch of self-righteous trouble makers who think that everyone ought to live by their rules.

That is not Christianity, and it never will be. Anyone who understands the point I am making has a chance of receiving God’s blessings. Christianity today is a product of Satan and is administered by Satan. He is the God of this world, and most people bow down to him. Jesus warned us that a false Christianity would take over the entire world, except for a few of God’s chosen who understand. He also said that the deceived would be blinded to the truth. So maybe I am spitting into the wind here. I am 100% in favor of honoring God’s decision to give us all free will, and so should ever other freedom loving person.

Heads up. I am reading Ann Coulter’s latest book, Demonic. I have issues with it already. Look for my ongoing rants in the near future.

June 15, 2011

Ann Coulter, Ron Paul, and the Government’s Role in Marriage

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Today on the O’Reilly Factor Ann Coulter made a mistake that shows her bias and lack of concern for the rule of law and the intent of our founding fathers. I have a lot of admiration for Ms. Coulter, but like most conservatives, she is biased, and that blinds her to understanding a simple concept. The Democrats exposed a similar flaw in thinking by passing a law which forces Americans to buy health insurance.

When asked about his position on gay marriage, Ron Paul stated that the government should stay out of the business of marriage. I agree. Ann Coulter does not. I find it interesting that Republicans and conservatives preach limited government, but only when it goes against their beliefs. Isn’t that the same thing they accuse liberals and Democrats of doing? Does a freedom loving people pass laws that deny others the same freedoms they themselves enjoy? Conservatives believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. They refuse to allow any other arrangements. This is foremost a Christian concept. Many religions allow men to have multiple wives, but even these religions deny same-sex marriage. In the case of Ann Coulter, she says that marriage leads to all sorts of consequences which government should be involved in. Really?

She mentioned divorce and custody. Excuse me, but please explain how these have anything to do with marriage. From my perspective, divorce is a civil matter handled in civil court by attorneys representing individuals trying to settle the property and custody matters. How, Ms. Coulter, is the government involved in this process? Answer: the government has nothing to do with divorce and custody. These matters are handled locally by courts and litigants, and the government should stay out of it. Why would any person, regardless of belief, think that the government should pass laws that establish what a marriage is or is not? Shouldn’t people be “free” to live in whatever kind of relationship the individuals desire without our government telling them what they can and can’t do? My answer: Absolutely.

Ann Coulter is a conservative. She sees the world through conservative eyes, which puts her bias onto all her views. She is quick to condemn liberals for doing the same thing. Ron Paul on the other hand is a libertarian. His philosophy is that the government has little responsibility according to the constitution and that the people retain all the power. This does not mean that Ann Coulter has the right to assemble her conservative base and pass laws to define what marriage is any more than the liberals have the right to pass laws giving gays special rights. In Ron Paul’s view, gays have the same rights as heterosexual people. Why do we need a law passed by the government to grant or deny freedom?

The conservative argument against gay marriage is based on Christian doctrine. Our founding fathers had the common sense to amend the constitution to prohibit our government from passing laws that favor one religion over another. People will argue that marriage has nothing to do with religion. I disagree. The First Agreement clearly states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;..” We can get into all sorts of arguments here, but exactly what does “respecting” mean? It simply means that our government cannot impose religious doctrine onto the people. We all have the constitutional right to live free from religious doctrine or submit to the doctrine of our choosing. Don’t you agree , Ms. Coulter?

Now we have to draw the line when the exercise of religion interferes with the rights of others. For example, we can’t have one religion burning the churches of their rivals. These rights are already legislated into our criminal laws. So how does gay marriage fit into this argument? It doesn’t. In no way does a gay marriage interfere with a Christian’s right to exercise the freedom of religion. Unfortunately, denying gays the right to exercise their rights to marry the partner of their choosing is interfering their freedom of religion as well as basic human rights. No religious doctrine should be forced upon Americans by government legislation. This is exactly what happens when our government denies gays the right to marry. As currently defined by conservatives, a marriage is the union between one man and one woman and is a Christian concept which cannot, therefore, be written into any law according to the First Amendment. A marriage is a partnership agreement. It gives each individual certain rights just as any other partnership would. To give some sort of sacred significance to a marriage is imposing religious significance to the union. This is not allowed by our constitution.

Wise up Ms. Coulter. You preach limited government, but only limited by your views, or your conservative bias. Rep. Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who truly understands what freedom and the US Constitution mean. Your definition of marriage is unconstitutional, plain and simple.

Even a blind man can see bias in both political parties. Why can’t everyone else?

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