Some comments on flag burning

I wrote this post ages ago and left it as a draft – perhaps I felt somehow it’s moment had passed, or perhaps I was too worried about the potential backlash! However, the other day I saw a thread on Twitter where British people were saying they thought that burning the flag was treasonous, and should be met with a prison sentence, amongst other punitive measures. I wish I’d kept the thread now, but in recalling I had this written I thought I would finally share it, with some added words at the end. Lis

Ok, brace yourself – I’ll apologise for the offence, but I won’t apologise for my words.

I am against making flag burning illegal.

Ok, there, I said it – but before you get all huffy and upset with me, let me explain why. The flag is a sign of your country – in fact when the flag becomes sacrosanct and cannot be burned or stomped on you create a new, fresh tyranny. You create a time where the flag is raised up to a point of idolatry. Yes, idolatry. It’s only a flag, after all. Bible burning is not illegal in the US, even though that ought to offend at least as many people.

We must be careful to avoid idolatry of the flag – it is only a sign, not who we are.

Now, what is offensive about flag burning is that it doesn’t offend enough people. While the flag of a good country doesn’t need protection (because that country and all it stands for are good in the eyes of its citizens), if someone does burn it, they are seen as outcasts, the social consequences should be enough of a deterrent. Who wants to be shunned by everyone in their town because they are a self-hating American? So what does it mean that America now believes itself to have a ‘flag burning problem’? It means that you have nurtured vipers in your bosom. You have allowed the young, in particular, of your nation, to be raised to hate the very values which your flag represents. In fact it’s probably time to ask what your country really represents today?!

America is so corrupt, let’s not add another layer to it by outlawing expressions of hatred towards it. However, let’s watch Trump (hopefully) make America great again, in particular dealing with immigration, so that the social consequences of flag burning will once again be enough of a deterrent to a deeply offensive act.

I will add that in trying to track down the thread on twitter today I came across this article, which states:

The United States Flag Code (4 USC Sec 8 Para (k) Amended 7 July 1976) states: “The Flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” (Link)

I do appreciate that there is a difference here between the two types of burning (respectful, versus defiant), but I also couldn’t help feeling it was a slightly ironic too. The article also says the flag is: “considered to be the most sacred symbol of the United States of America”. Should it be?

For us, in these times, let us gather under the standard of our LORD! In Luke 14:26, Yeshua calls on us to hate our own family for His sake – in order to be His disciple! In fact the nature of the word ‘hate‘ in that context is comparative, i.e. we are to love all those things, and people LESS than we love God. We are to love our lives less than Him, and our families less than Him. That includes our nation, and it also includes our flag.

God Bless you

Lis

Why did Fascism fail?

We have been told that Fascism was bad. In fact those who began the movement are shunned and derided by the media even today. One amongst them was Sir Oswald Mosley. He and his British Union of Fascists stood against war, and believed in a United Europe of individual nations. He wanted no more “brother wars”. This is an admirable aim.

I watched this video the other day, and apart from the obvious reverence it has for Mosley, you get to hear a lot of him in his own words. It’s well worth a watch.

This article also appeared around the same time, and I thought it fascinating. I urge you to read it all (link below), but I quote from there:

First and foremost, Fascism is an economic system in which a nation’s government plays a central role in monitoring all banking, trade, production, and labor activity which takes place within the nation. Such monitoring is done for the sole purpose of safeguarding & advancing the nation and its people. Under Fascism, the government will not approve of any business activity unless that business has a positive impact on the nation as a whole and the people of the nation – this is the axiom which determines everything within the economic aspect of Fascism.

In other words, the government asks, “Is XYZ Enterprises good for our nation and our people?” If yes, it’s approved. If no, it’s not approved. When they ask, “Is it good?”, they mean, “Is XYZ Enterprises good for the workers, do they pay a fair wage, do they produce a product or provide a service which advances our nation & our people technologically, morally, spiritually, health-wise, etc???” For example, a pornography company would not be allowed because pornography corrupts people generally and exploits & degrades women particularly. Also, “free” trade agreements (such as what the U.S. has with China) would never be allowed because such trade agreements result in companies sending jobs overseas (where labor is dirt cheap). Such an activity, of course, would undermine a nation’s labor class. This is entirely unacceptable and thus not allowed under a Fascist economic model.

Fascism is based on free enterprise – but with constraints (the primary constraint being, “Is the particular economic activity in question good for our nation/people?”). Also, a businessman can become wealthy in a Fascist country, and the government has no objection to this (this is in stark contrast to Communism). Fascism also encourages private ownership of property (again, in stark contrast to Communism where private property is not allowed). (Link)

That all sounds pretty good. When you listen to Sir Oswald Mosley you cannot help but be moved by the power and wisdom of his words. Fascism is in the interest of the people – it supports free enterprise as long as that does not harm the people. It’s a philosophy, if you like, of growing. It’s a growth mindset – growth of a strong and stable people with their culture and their minds protected from filth so often peddled by, well let’s face it, Marxists/Communists and their ilk.

So why did it fail. You are going to take the words out of my mouth, I’m sure. Because God was not in it, because we, as a people, had turned our backs on God. It is one thing to call yourself a Christian, it’s another thing to walk with God and keep His commandments and His statutes. This we did not do – and so the healthy and well run country we could have had, perhaps, under Fascism was replaced with every despicable lust legalised. We ended up with war followed by debauchery (homosexuality, feminism, abortion) where we could have had strength and peace – and all because we thought we could do it of ourselves. We, as a Fascist nation could stand like the Tower of Babel – doing it for ourselves in the face of God, and God would rightly not allow it.

When we design a utopia, which Fascism could have been (much more than Communism), we stand in direct opposition to God when His Law is not our law.

Praise God that His Law stands forever. Praise God for the revelation of His words to so many again today. Praise God that He is merciful to those who love and trust in Him.

God Bless you

Lis

Please pray for Tim Farron

Tim Farron has just stepped down as leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrat party, over his difficulties with balancing his leadership role with his faith in God.

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I cannot tell you how delighted I am to see this news, because recently he has been heavily questioned over whether or not he believed that gay sex was sinful. He bowed on the issue, eventually stating that he did not think that it was, and I am sure that many Christians in the UK saw this as a terrible error on his part. I am pleased that his inner conviction is now clear, that he cannot manage to balance these two roles and please God.

Announcing his departure to staff at the party HQ, he said: ‘At the start of this election, I found myself under scrutiny again – asked about matters to do with my faith. 

‘I felt guilty that this focus was distracting attention from our campaign, obscuring our message. 

‘Journalists have every right to ask what they see fit. The consequences of the focus on my faith is that I have found myself torn between living as a faithful Christian and serving as a political leader. 

‘A better, wiser person than me may have been able to deal with this more successfully, to have remained faithful to Christ while leading a political party in the current environment. 

‘To be a political leader – especially of a progressive, liberal party in 2017 – and to live as a committed Christian, to hold faithfully to the Bible’s teaching, has felt impossible for me.’  (Link)

So, well done to Tim Farron for stepping down – I hope you will all keep him in your prayers now, as he makes this transition. He is right that political leadership is no place for a Christian in a worldly party like the Lib Dems.

God Bless you

Lis

Rape is sex without consent.

I knew this day would come. I kept my mouth shut hoping that it would not. Hoping that if I didn’t say anything, it would just not come to be, but I watched, and I knew that this was likely.

Then I saw this headline today, and I knew that day had come. In fact it had come last year when the article was first published. Damnit!

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And of course you all know where this leads. Firstly this is homosexual rape – no one has the right to have sex with you under a fake identity (and especially when that fake identity would cause you to commit a mortal sin in the eyes of God). This is non consensual sex – this is rape. Tragically this also leads to this:

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This trans person, who clearly expects all the tolerance and understanding in the world, cannot see how someone might feel raped if they had unwittingly had homosexual sex???? It’s rape, plain and simple – it’s a total misrepresentation of who a person is.

If you don’t know what “cis” gendered is, by the way, it means natural (as God intended). Yes, they’re even trying to label and marginalise us now!

So whilst I do not condone violence in any shape or form, I do believe that this is a vile sin against a person and rape indeed if the gender has been changed (because your birth sex and chromosomes can NEVER be changed!).

The writer goes on:

“Thus, not being attracted to trans people is deeply transphobic. The entire notion that someone isn’t attracted to a group of very physically diverse group of people because they are trans is built on fear and disgust of trans people. None of this means it is transphobic to not be attracted to individual trans people. Nor is it transphobic to not be attracted to specific genitals. But it is transphobic to claim to not be attracted to all trans, people. For example, there is a difference between saying you won’t go out with someone for having a penis and saying you won’t go out with someone because they’re trans.

So when a cis person argues that a trans person has an obligation to come out to someone before dating them, they are saying trans people have an obligation to accommodate their transphobia. Plus, claiming that trans people are obligated to come out reinforces the idea that not being attracted to trans people is reasonable. But as I’ve pointed out, not being attracted to trans people supports the idea that transness is disgusting which is the basis for transphobic oppression.”

[…] The one scenario in which I would say a trans person should disclose their trans status is if they are going to have sex with someone and are unsure if their partner is attracted to whatever genitals they may have. In that case, I think it’s courteous for a trans person to come out to avoid any awkwardness during sex. But even then, a trans person isn’t “lying” if they don’t come out and their partner is certainly not being “raped.” [Really?!]

It is easy to look at the story of Jennifer Laude and claim that her death was due to the actions of one bigot. But it’s more complicated than that. Pemberton was the product of a society that told him that disgust towards trans people was reasonable and natural. So when he found out that he accidentally slept with a trans woman, he killed her. (Link)

First of all the writer makes the mistake of thinking that attraction is the basis for a sexual relationship. Attraction is one basis, but the primary basis is CONSENT! You do not have that persons consent to have homosexual sex with them! Tell me how would a lesbian feel if they found out they’s just had sex with a trans woman? Might they say this was wrong and they didn’t consent to have sex with someone who is genetically MALE!?

The rights of the trans person to privacy DO NOT and can NEVER trump the rights of their partner to CONSENT to a homosexual act – which is what this is (or a heterosexual encounter, as described above).

I warn you now that the day will come when Trans people will demand this right mooted in the article – they will demand the right to not reveal who they are. And sadly this will lead to more terrible crimes of violence, and worse – people will be condemned by God for the sin of homosexuality which is a sin unto death.

Maranatha!

God Bless you

Lis

Irony after irony – a news round-up!

Turn the irony dial up to 11, please! This is unbelievable.

Yesterday thousands of Americans took to the streets to stand against sharia law. They have the right to protest, no? Of course, they do!

Anti-fa protesters say these marches were really anti-muslim, and so got into some serious scuffles with the anti-sharia protesters. These placards should tell you everything you need to know about the future of America if it does not turn back to God FULLY!

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Firstly, I’ll address the irony (which indeed is not even funny) of anti-fa coming out to attack, and thus silence free speech, which is their aim. How very… fascist… of them!

In amongst the protesters there were homosexuals who were standing against sharia because they, rightly, fear for their lives under sharia law. Anti-fa apparently didn’t want their gay leftist chums to live after all?!

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But the ultimate irony, for me, is that America and Europe are about to be subsumed by a tide of sharia because it is God’s judgement on a lawless generation.

Most ironic image of the whole article:

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Please note that ‘Liberty’ is really semiramis (Libertas of the Romans). So here we have ‘Liberty’ supporting a woman who under muslim rule would have to cover. No liberty for her, huh? Yes, but muslims have the RIGHT to CHOOSE to be oppressed! (No, because if they leave islam, they are apostates, and can be killed). Different God to ours – and the world (and a lot of Christians) just don’t get it!.

Secondly, I also note that Justin Welby, our Archbishop of Canterbury, has rebuked African bishops for consecrating a new traditionalist bishop in the wake of Scotland’s Episcopal church’s decision to allow gay marriage in their churches. THIS – THIS, people, is the great apostasy. The last remnants of churches who clung, hypocritically, to a few laws like ‘homosexuality is a sin’ are now releasing themselves entirely from God’s Law, whilst still claiming they belong to God. It is an affront.

Justin Welby’s comment:

“Welby said in his letter to Anglican leaders across the 80 million-strong worldwide Communion that there was no need for a missionary bishop in the Church of England because worshippers could already express a range of views.”

So, in Welby’s view the sheep don’t need a shepherd at all – they can perfectly well make up their own minds what to believe. Frankly, no wonder so few of us are in any church whatsoever!

And in a finally irony – oh this one should have you clapping your hands with an ounce, at least, of joy. Our lame-duck Prime Minister, Theresa May, is having her government shored up by what the world calls “BIGOTS”! Yay!

Yes, the DUP – Ireland’s Christian party, started by blood and thunder preacher, Ian Paisley, is now Theresa’s only hope to form a government. This would be like your lovely Mr Trump retaining his government with the help of Westboro Baptist Church (in the eyes of the world, at least). Can you see how the left are going to riot over this? I mean actual bible believing Christians, holding the balance of power in Westminster? Goodness me – we must be back in the dark ages, say many!

So I take this last irony as hope – if Theresa May can form a coalition government with the DUP then we may get a few things which we want through government. The DUP has never been in a better position to press for reform. Of course the people don’t want this, and will rebel against it. The likely scenario is that Theresa May will be ousted. Which will, ironically, mean that yet again we are to be governed by a leader we didn’t vote for. It is also risky for the Tories (conservatives) because Labour are ready and willing to form a minority government too.

It is very unlikely this government can last. So look out for an election re-run (this last one cost, I believe £143,000,000) in the next few months.

On one final serious note. PRAY!

God says in 2 Chronicles 7:14:

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

We must turn back from lawlessness. We must return to God as a people, with our whole heart if we are to receive His protection, His love, and His blessings.

God Bless you

Lis

UK General Election 2017

I am happy to announce that Theresa May – Britain’s worst Prime Minister to date – has blown her majority. Her gamble – that the electorate would give her a bigger majority on the back of our desire for Brexit, has backfired. In fact I suspect that was the plan all along. Why do I say that? British Armed Forces continue to be more and more closely integrated into Europe, despite Article 50 having been triggered. Those in the know suspected that she had no intention of us leaving the EU – perhaps they were right. For me, knowing the manifesto commitments of both Conservative and Labour parties, I am glad neither has power. Watch out for another election (or a coalition) very shortly!

For many who voted for Corbyn – a true Socialist (Marxist!) if ever there was one – the most painful issue of the greatest concern was the state of our health service.

The NHS has been funded ‘at record levels’ according to the conservatives, while in real terms it’s receiving less than a third of the funding per person than it was in the 1970s. Out of that also comes payments for privately built PPI hospitals, which have turned out to be a massive cash-cow for those who built them, and leased them to the state. I have heard of hospitals being forced to pay over £600 to get a lightbulb changed! It’s in the contract!

So why do I mention the NHS? Because I want you to listen to this interview that Brian Gerrish has done with a whistleblower on how the NHS is killing our elderly. I’ve written before about the Liverpool ‘Care’ Pathway (which was supposedly banned). No, it still continues, and patients are dying under very worrying conditions. This interview will leave you with more questions than answers – is funding the real issue? Does the NHS need an injection of cash, or compassion? Where is the care for the sick and elderly.

Please listen and share with everyone you know – particularly if they are in the UK. We have bigger problems than just who is in charge, or how much tax we pay – we have a crisis of CARE – which must, surely, be a spiritual problem.

God Bless you

Lis

Dead men’s bones and uncleanness

Yeshua said in Matthew 23:27:

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.”

In Numbers 19:11, we are told:

“He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.”

Those who touch the dead are unclean for seven days. In fact they must wash themselves with water on the third and seventh day to be clean.

In Luke 11:44 Yeshua also says:

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.”

Walking over a grave, unbeknownst, is clearly also an issue – an issue of uncleanness.

Yet somehow, the catholic church justified building churches surrounded by graves, even the aisles of many old English churches are made up of headstones! Every catholic church has a crypt beneath the altar with a relic of some saint – a bone, a skull or a whole dead body. The catholic church also built human bones into it’s very buildings – in some of the most gruesome and disturbing images I have ever seen.

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Capuchin Crypt, Rome, Italy
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Sedlec Ossuary – Sedlec, Czech Republic

Sedlec Ossuary is estimated to contain 40,000 – 70,000 people’s bones.

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San Bernardino alle Ossa – Milan, Italy

The last of these, for me, is the most disturbing of all – the whole tone of the place is simply evil. That is, as we might say, one creepy place! You can see and read more information here: Link

The catholic church would be the first to tell you that the Law of Moses is done away with. That church , with it’s rosaries, it’s confessionals, stations of the cross, purgatory etc. – resulting, let me add, in no catholic ever feeling sure of their salvation!

That church, full of uncleanness – outwardly, the pope dresses in white. Inwardly his priests abuse innocent children. Outwardly, the pope preaches ‘unity’ and ‘peace’. Inwardly the catholic church supports abortion.

God’s Law is designed to help us – it’s FOR us. In our lives it should also help us to discern right and wrong in the organisations that would lead us. When we read His word and believe it, we are protected by it from being misled – because we can discern that a church which is full of uncleanness cannot be a place of anything but wolves.

We are sheep, let us follow our Lord! Let us keep His commandments.

God Bless you

Lis