HIV is God’s Curse Upon the Porn Industry

PORN FILM ACTRESS  'CAMERON BAY' LEARNED THIS WEEK THAT THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH.

PORN FILM ACTRESS ‘CAMERON BAY’ LEARNED THIS WEEK THAT THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH.

“Cameron Bay” got a shout-out this week from the Almighty. He reminded the 28-year-old porn actress that His Word does not return void. That, truly, “the wages of sin is death.”

Miss Bay confirmed this past Wednesday that she was tested for HIV and found positive. She said yesterday she’s “still coming to terms” with her test result.

Well, here are the terms: When you sell your body (and soul) to the devil, as the porn actress did, you have hell to pay. And not only in this life, cursed with a preventable, incurable disease, but also in the afterlife, where you have condemned yourself to eternal separation from God.

Miss Bay’s positive HIV test should be a warning to other young women caught up in the so-called “adult entertainment” industry: Get out before it’s too late. Seek help from a faith-based organization, like the Pink Cross Foundation..

Founded five years ago by Shelley Lubben, a former porn actress, a born-again Christian, Pink Cross stands in the gap by offering support to tortured souls trying to free themselves from the porn business.

Among other loving kindnesses, Pink Cross sends recovering “adult entertainers” care packages with gift cards for local grocery and department stores, as well as Bibles, Christian literature, praise and worship music, and other items to help them to get through what they’re going through.

Not surprisingly, Shelley has found herself under attack by Satan’s imps, who control the porn business, who exploit young women like Miss Bay until they are all used up.

Indeed, in 2011, Shelley was the subject of a hateful “documentary,” which was perversely titled “The Devil and Shelley Lubben,” and which was produced by porn industry hack Michael Whiteacre, who has disparaged the Pink Cross founder as “a diseased animal.”

Whiteacre is a particularly vocal member of the disingenuously-named Free Speech Foundation, the porn industry trade association, which announced this past Wednesday that adult film sets would shut down temporarily as the industry seeks to contain the fallout from Miss Bay’s positive HIV test.

The Free Speech Foundation’s duplicity is evidenced by its continued protest, rather than acceptance, of last week’s federal district court ruling upholding a recently-enacted Los Angeles law requiring that porn actors use condoms while performing their on screen sex acts.

The porn industry trade association asserts that porn actors have a constitutional right – no kidding – to forgo condoms, no matter the risk of having unprotected sex with so many partners (as the gay community discovered during the height of the AIDS crisis).

Clearly, the porn industry couldn’t care less about the health and well-being of its actresses and actors. That is, so long as their dangerous sex does not cause an HIV epidemic that leads to a moratorium on adult film production, costing porn companies their lucre.

I pray Cameron Bay contacts Pink Cross. Or that the faith-based group reaches out to the involuntarily-retired porn actress. Because Shelley Lubben has Good News to share with Miss Bay:

The porn actress need not live in shame for contracting HIV. She need not live in regret for the poor decisions she has made in her young life. She can enjoy the peace of God that passes all understanding.

All she has to do is give her life to Christ. For the Word promises there is “no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”

Mercy For Killer Who Says He Didn’t Mean To?

STEVEN SMITH IS AN UNREPENTANT KILLER. HE DESERVES THE DEATH PENALTY.

STEVEN SMITH IS AN UNREPENTANT KILLER. HE DESERVES THE DEATH PENALTY.

Autumn Carter, a Mansfield, Ohio girl, was raped and killed in 1998. She was six-months old (that’s right).

Her convicted killer, Steven Smith, has a May 1 date with the executioner. Yesterday, he appeared before the Ohio Parole Board, where he pleaded for mercy.

Smith, 31 years old at the time he took baby Autumn’s life, has not repented his evil. He says his life should be spared because he really didn’t mean to kill the infant. He just wanted to have sex with her.

The convicted killer’s public defenders, Joseph Wilhelm and Tyson Fleming, had his back yesterday at his clemency hearing. They argued that, under Ohio law, a death sentence requires intent to kill the victim.

“The evidence suggests that Autumn’s death was a horrible accident,” Mssrs. Wilhelm and Fleming asserted. “Despite the shocking nature of this crime, Steve’s death sentence should be commuted because genuine doubts exist whether he even committed a capital offense.”

Accident? I don’t think so. Under Satanic influence? No doubt.

Baby Autumn was no random victim (not that it makes any difference). She was the daughter of Smith’s girlfriend (that’s right), Kesha Frye. When mom didn’t have sex with him on the night of his crime – probably because Smith was wasted on beer – he took revenge on her by sexually assaulting her baby girl.

At Smith’s trial, prosecutors presented evidence that his sexual assault lasted as long as 30 minutes.

“Expert” witnesses who testified in the killer’s defense suggested that Baby Autumn probably didn’t suffer the entire 30 minutes; that Smith accidentally suffocated the six-month old within three to five minutes while he lay on top of her.

“Steve is basically a decent person,” Wilhelm, his public defender, told the Ohio Parole Board yesterday. The convicted killer “got into trouble because of his alcohol dependence,” he added.

The Parole Board, which will issue its recommendation on Smith’s clemency petition to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has the final say on whether Smith dies or lives, wasn’t too sympathetic to the killer.

“Here’s what I take issue with,” said board member Kathleen Kovach, “People say Mr. Smith cared for Autumn and he took great care of her. No, he didn’t.”

As a Christ follower, I don’t believe anyone is beyond redemption. Not even someone, like Smith, who has committed a most unspeakable crime.

But there is no redemption, no salvation for unrepentant sinners, like Smith, the child molester, the baby killer.

He deserves what’s coming to him May 1.

Robert Schuller’s Granddaughter Publishes Kinky Book

ANGIE SCHULLER WYATT MAINTAINS THAT RELIGION UNDERMINES A WOMAN'S SEXUALITY AND SUPRESSES HER FEMININITY.

ANGIE SCHULLER WYATT MAINTAINS THAT RELIGION UNDERMINES A WOMAN’S SEXUALITY AND SUPRESSES HER FEMININITY.

Angie Schuller Wyatt has issues. The granddaughter of Robert Schuller, the retired televangelist, the former pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, doesn’t like religion, doesn’t like socially conservative men and doesn’t much like her family.

She says so in her new, provocatively titled book, “God and Boobs: Balancing Faith and Sexuality,” which, she complains, the small-minded Christian publishing community “refused to publish.”

That’s because, the authoress asserts, hers “is the book about God that religious people don’t want you to read.” 

And why so?

Well, says she, “Some argue it’s anti-God because of a cover that displays a woman’s bare back and the word boobs.” But her soft-core book cover is not the problem, she says. It’s the “religious opposition to a woman’s sexuality.”

That opposition comes primarily from men, says Wyatt. That includes the “prominent religious men” she knows, some of whom she asked to endorse her book, and none of whom were willing to do so.

It also includes her grandfather, father and brother, whom she disses as the “holy trinity in my family.” Though Wyatt counts herself “heir to this masculine dynasty,” she declares, “I’m of another fabric.”

And not just because she’s not named Robert, like her grandpa, dad and bro. But, she says, stating the obvious, “I also have boobs.”

A certified “spiritual director” (whatever that is), Wyatt says her “passion for serving God was met by a desire to be a sexy, strong and self-aware woman” (whatever that means).

She wants to “have faith and femininity.” To “feel sensual without shame.” To “break free from religious constraints.”

Reading between the lines, it seems to me that the author of “God and Boobs” thinks it perfectly acceptable in the eyes of God for a woman of faith to express her femininity by dressing like a pole dancer.

Like the scantily clad model on her book cover who, in an interview with Wyatt (which doesn’t appear in the book), professes to be a Christ follower in real life.

Wyatt also suggests there is nothing shameful in a woman’s sensuality. And I agree with her provided that those sensual feelings are not manifested in sexual promiscuity by unmarried women or adultery by married women.

And when Wyatt complains of religious constraints, it appears to me she is repudiating the Scripture advising that “women adorn themselves in modest apparel … which is proper for women professing Godliness, with good works.”

Women who break free, as the authoress urges, do so by selling their bodies (and their souls) to the ruler of this fallen world. We know them by their unGodly works – strippers, massage parlor girls, escorts, street walkers, porn actresses and, yes, even nearly nude models on book covers.  

These women may think themselves “free.” But they really are in spiritual bondage.

Are Most ‘Preachers’ Daughters’ Hot-to-Trot Lolitas?

EVANGELIST NIKITA KOLOFF AND DAUGHTER KOLBY APPEAR IN NEW LIFETIME TV REALITY SHOW.

EVANGELIST NIKITA KOLOFF AND 16-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER KOLBY APPEAR IN NEW LIFETIME TV REALITY SHOW.

So I was looking over the wife’s shoulder while she was watching “Project Runway” on Lifetime TV. During a commercial break, Lifetime aired a promo for a new show that debuts tonight. 

The promo begins with the familiar Aretha Franklin tune, “I Say a Little Prayer,” playing in the background.

A young woman, looking like she works for some sort of escort service, is getting dressed. She oh-so-sexily applies her lipstick and mascara before teasingly stroking her hair.

She surveys a rack of clothes before deciding upon a dress that looks very much like lingerie. She puts on a pair of suede high heeled pumps then walks down a flight of stairs (in slow motion, of course).

I thought the promo was for some spin-off of “The Client List,” the Lifetime series starring Jennifer Love Hewitt as a lovable housewife-next-door turned high-priced escort.

But, in fact, it was for a new Lifetime reality show – “Preachers’ Daughters” – that most Christians, I suspect, will find offensive. Not the least because it promises viewers that the series will “raise some hell.”

“Preachers’ Daughters” features three families, headed by pastors, with teen-age daughters. Each episode, according to Lifetime, offers “a hard-hitting but often humorous look at the lives of these pastors’ daughters as they balance the temptations every teen-ager faces with their parents’ strict expectations and code of conduct as influenced by their faith.”

Of course, the problem with putative “reality” shows is that they present a decidedly distorted picture of reality. And so it is with “Preachers’ Daughters.”

Olivia, the 18-year-old daughter of Mark Perry, pastor of Everyday Church in Oceano, California, spent her high school years partying hard, abusing drugs and alcohol. She got pregnant and, so promiscuous was she, she didn’t even know who her baby’s father was.

Taylor, the teen-aged daughter of Ken Coleman, pastor of City of Refuge Pentecostal Church in Lockport, Illinois, rebels against the rules set down by her dad, sneaking out of the house, kissing boys and yielding to temptation. Taylor says “my alter ego kind of wants to be a porn star.”

Then there’s Kolby, the 16-year-old daughter of Nikita Koloff, a former professional wrestler who makes the family’s home in Spring Hill, Tennessee but is now a traveling evangelist. Kolby’s mom Victoria, who is divorced from her dad Nikita, happens to be a preacher herself, hosting a faith-based radio program. Teen-aged Kolby complains that before every guy she dates, “my mom has to interrogate him.”

“God made the world in seven days,” says Lifetime’s promo for “Preachers’ Daughters.” “Moses parted the Red Sea. But if these preachers can control their teen-age daughters, it would really be a miracle.”

Well, I know that there are some teen-aged pastor’s daughters that drink, that abuse drugs, that are unwed moms. I imagine there are a few here and there that get caught up in the sex business, perhaps even becoming porn stars. And I accept that there may be a few reared in broken homes, where dad and mom, both pastors, are divorced.

But that’s not the reality of most preachers’ daughters. In fact, most are well-adjusted. Most are respectful of their parents. And most take seriously their Christian walk.

I know this not only from following the activities of Christian youth, including PKs (preachers’ kids), but also from first-hand experience. Because I grew up with two God-loving, self-respecting sisters who are preachers’ daughters.

US Aid Subsidizes Persecution of Christians

U.S. FOREIGN AID SHOULD NOT GO TO COUNTRIES, LIKE EGYPT, WHERE CHRISTIANS ARE PERSECUTED.

U.S. FOREIGN AID SHOULD NOT GO TO COUNTRIES, LIKE EGYPT, WHERE CHRISTIANS ARE PERSECUTED.

Much has been made – and rightly so – of recent news reports that President Obama somehow managed to find a spare $250 million to send to Egypt while warning American taxpayers about “immediate, painful, arbitrary budget cuts” to come as a result of the so-called sequester.

The president’s dishonesty offends. But what particularly outrages is that he gifted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi with U.S. foreign aid even as his Islamist regime continues to persecute the country’s Coptic Christians, who make up 10 percent of Egypt’s population.

CNN recently reported, “Threats by Muslim extremists against Coptic Christians in the past year have forced scores of Christian families to flee their homes in Dahshur and the Egyptian border town of Rafah.”

For Egypt’s Copts, memories remain fresh of Islamist terror attacks upon their churches two years ago, as well as violence suffered at the hands of Egyptian military and security forces by Christian protestors demanding protection of their places of worship.

The reason Mr. Obama has no compunction whatsoever about cutting a quarter-billion dollar check to Cairo – a mere down payment on more than $1.5 billion Morsi’s government  will receive in 2013 – is that the more than three-quarters of Americans who count themselves Christian haven’t uttered a peep in protest.

Well, we should be silent no more. We should raise voices until they are heard all the way to Washington. We should demand that Congress withhold foreign aid to countries, like Morsi’s Egypt, in which our brothers and sisters in Christ are being persecuted.

The initial targets should be the ten countries that are, both, among those for which Mr. Obama has proposed the most foreign aid in 2013, according to the State Department’s foreign assistance dashboard, and those that rank among the 50 countries where persecution of Christians is most severe, according to the 2013 watch list compiled by Open Doors, an international faith-based organization.

Here, then, is The Christian Diarist list of the Worst of the Worst U.S. Foreign Aid Beneficiaries:

Afghanistan. The president proposes to send $2.5 billion this year to Kabul (not including U.S. funding of continuing military operations). According to Open Doors, Christians cannot meet in public and even gatherings in private houses require extreme caution. No church buildings exist, even for expatriates. Both local and foreign Christians are subject to kidnapping, abduction, killing, often having to flee the country.

Pakistan. Mr. Obama’s foreign aid budget includes $2.2 billion for the ally – supposedly – that harbored Osama Bin Laden. Many of Pakistan’s persecuted Christians are uneducated manual workers, says Open Doors, who suffer unfair treatment from employers. Muslim men continue to sexually assault underage Christian girls. Opening a new church building is virtually impossible and emigration of Christians continues.

Iraq. The government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki looks forward to $2 billion from Washington. Christians in Iraq are on the verge of extinction, Open Doors warns. Large numbers of persecuted Christians have fled abroad or to the (until recently) safer Kurdish region. The church faces many challenges, not the least, members being killed or abducted.

Egypt. For the reasons previously stated.

Jordan. King Abdullah II is expecting $671 million from U.S. taxpayers. Public evangelization of Muslims is against government policy. There is no official recognition of those that leave Islam for Christianity. Converts can find their marriages annulled and children taken from them.

Nigeria. Lagos has a $600 million payday coming from Washington. The government of President Goodluck Jonathan has done little to reign in the Nigerian terror group, Boko Haram, whose attacks upon Christian churches have claimed the lives of at least 800 Christ followers.

Tanzania. President Obama has earmarked $571 million for this Christian majority African nation. On the Zanzibar archipelago, Islamic militants are bent on wiping out all Christians. They have burnt and looted churches and threatened persecuted Christians with death.

Kenya. The birthplace of the president’s father looks forward to $460 million in U.S. largesse. Like Tanzania, Kenya is a Christian majority country. However, according to Open Doors, in the Muslim-majority areas there are high levels of intolerance and hostility towards Christians. Al-Shabaab and similar Islamist terror groups were responsible last year for a high level of violence against Christians, according to Open Doors, with 22 killed and more than 10 churches were burnt, looted or destroyed.

Uganda. Mr. Obama proposes $438 million for Kampala. Muslims are spread over the whole country. They live in pockets, and in those areas Islamist extremists present a serious threat to the Christian church. Meanwhile, local authorities controlling those Muslim areas discriminate against  Christians, barring them from public office or denying them promotion.

Ethiopia. The government of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is in line for $351.3. Converts to Christianity, as well as “underground believers,” have to be exceedingly cautious to avoid being traced by Islamist extremists, like the terror group, Kewarjah, which is blamed for repeated attacks against Christians in the country’s southwest.

Hollywood Christian Couple Brings “The Bible” to TV

MARK BURNETT AND ROMA DOWNEY VISITED SADDLEBACK CHURCH YESTERDAY WHERE THEY PREVIEWED THEIR NEW MINISERIES, 'THE BIBLE.'

MARK BURNETT AND ROMA DOWNEY VISITED SADDLEBACK CHURCH YESTERDAY WHERE THEY PREVIEWED THEIR NEW MINISERIES, ‘THE BIBLE.’

My wife and I enjoyed a special blessing yesterday. We sat in the front row at Saddleback Church in SoCal where Pastor Rick Warren played host to Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, husband and wife producers of the new ten-part miniseries, “The Bible,” which premiers tonight on the History Channel.

Mark has brought such well-known reality shows to television as “Survivor,” “Celebrity Apprentice,” “The Voice,” “The Job” and “Shark Tank.” Roma is best known for her role as Monica, on the popular television series “Touched by an Angel.”

Many, I imagine, had an inkling that Roma might be a Christian. After all, she played an angel – lovingly and joyfully so – for the better part of a decade. But hardly anyone suspected Mark of being a Christ follower. I know I didn’t.

Mark and Roma told the Saddleback faithful yesterday that they believe they were called by the Lord to bring “The Bible” to the small screen. To shine a light in dark places, said Mark. To share the Good News of Jesus Christ, said Roma.

Pastor Rick is convinced that the miniseries, two parts of which will air every Sunday between now and Easter, will prove as epic as “Roots,” the eight-part miniseries that aired in 1977, that won nine Emmy Awards and remains today the third-highest rated television program in U.S. history.

“The Bible” is, arguably, the most ambitious cinematic adoption of the Good Book in Hollywood history.

More so than “The Ten Commandments,” Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 retelling of the book of Exodus, in which the estimable Charlton Heston starred as Moses (and also happened to provide the voice of the Burning Bush).

More than “Ben Hur,” the 1959 epic directed by William Wyler and also starring Charlton Heston, which won a record 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture (an achievement unmatched until “Titanic” in 2007).

More than “King of Kings,” “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Jesus of Nazareth” and “The Passion of the Christ,” all of  which painted, in their own way, powerful cinematic portraits of the Messiah.

That’s because Mark and Roma’s labor of love does not cover a single period of Bible history, but brings to the small screen the stories of both the Old Testament and New Testament, from Genesis to Revelation.

The husband and wife producers do not retell all 66 books of the Bible. (I’m sure they would lose much of their audience if they devoted, say, an hour to the retelling of the book of Numbers).

Instead, their narrative was driven by the stories of the Bible’s major figures, showing how the arc of Biblical history ultimately led to the arrival of Christ the Lord, whose life, death and resurrection gave meaning to everything that came before Him and everything that has followed.

Mark and Roma caution that their miniseries is not a documentary. It takes some artistic license. For instance, it refers to Simon Peter simply as Peter. And to Saul of Tarsus as Paul, before his encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus.

Those minor details in no way detract from “The Bible.” In fact, it probably makes the ten-parter more accessible to those who do as yet count themselves as Christians, who are not intimately familiar with Scripture.

Among the many stories Mark and Roma shared yesterday about the making of “The Bible,” the one that filled me with the Spirit concerned their filming of a scene involving the actors playing Jesus and Nicodemus. It occurred on a still night in the Morocco desert, without a breath of wind.

Jesus, played by actor Diego Morgado, explains to Nicodemus, played by actor Simon Kunz, that he must be “born again.” By that, says Jesus, He is not speaking of physical rebirth, but spiritual. And he likens the Holy Spirit to the wind. It blows where it pleases. No one knows where it comes from or where it is going.

At that very moment in the filming, a sustained wind blue through the set, as if on cue. Mark and Roma felt it was supernatural.

Roma said that it brought to mind some of the occurrences that took place during the nine seasons she appeared on “Touched by an Angel.” She and her fellow cast members used to say “Coincidences are God’s way of staying anonymous.”

Well, I think it no coincidence that Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, Hollywood’s leading Christian couple, have brought “The Bible” to television. I believe God chose them for this Kingdom building work for such a time as this.

Not So Golden State Decriminalizes Euthanasia

SOCIAL WORKER GOES UNPUNISHED FOR ASSISTING SUICIDE OF WWII VET.

SOCIAL WORKER GOES UNPUNISHED FOR ASSISTING SUICIDE OF WWII VET.

Jack Koency, an 86-year-old California man, was one of nearly 1.5 million surviving World War II veterans. He was neither terminally ill, nor bedridden, nor immobile. His neighbors remember him as quiet and good natured.

Koency died at the hands of Elizabeth Barrett, an acquaintance of his. She served the decorated war vet a cup of yogurt in which she ground up a lethal dose of Oxycontin with two other medications.

Barrett, a social worker, pled guilty a fortnight ago to so-called “assisted suicide.” She could have received up to three years in state prison for her role in Koency’s premature death. But, instead, she got off with a mere three years probation.

What has occurred in California – Babylon on the Pacific – is the de facto decriminalization of mercy killing; of hastening the deaths of those who feel their lives no longer worth living.

What particularly troubles in the case of California, from whence many unholy trends have originated over the years, is that the state actually has rejected euthanasia on three separate occasions.

In 1992, voters in the Golden State rejected a ballot proposition that would have allowed the suicidal – who were confirmed both terminally ill and mentally competent – to have a physician administer them drugs that would send them to their graves.

In 1999, and again in 2007, lawmakers in California’s state capital considered legislation to legalize physician-assisted suicide, but failed in both cases to advance the unGodly legislation beyond the committee level.

Now, in 2013 California, one needn’t be a trained physician, needn’t ascertain that a candidate for assisted suicide is both terminally ill and mentally competent, to take a life.

Any old social worker can do it. And her (or his) victim, as the case may be, can have many years remaining before they meet their Maker; can be suffering from depression or some other mental issue.

Pro-life Californians who oppose assisted suicide – be it at the hands of an M.D. or a death-dealing social worker – will find no recourse in the courts out West.

Indeed, back in 1996, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which has judicial authority over the nine Western states (including California), ruled that terminally ill patients have the constitutional right to ask a doctor to euthanize them.

The majority decision was authored by Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who dared to offer a Biblical defense of suicide.

“The stories of four suicides are noted in the Old Testament – Samson, Saul, Abimilech and Achitopel – and none is treated as an act worthy of censure,” wrote Reinhardt.”In the New Testament, the suicide of Judas Iscariot is not treated as a further sin, but as an act of repentance.”

Those of us who believe in the sanctity of life – from pre-birth to natural death – are not misled by Reinhardt’s misuse of the Bible. We know suicide is wrong. And we know assisted suicide is murder.

The Voice of One Crying Out

EVERYTHING WE ARE FOR HIS KINGDOM CAUSE.

EVERYTHING WE ARE FOR HIS KINGDOM CAUSE. GLORIA IN EXCELSIS GLORIA.

Greetings and felicitations, valued readers of The Christian Diarist.  Thank you for visiting this blog more than 60,000 times in 2012. That was, to borrow from the Apostle Paul’s post to the church in Ephesus, exceedingly, abundantly above all that we asked or thought.

In truth, it really did not matter to us how many actually read our writings, whether 60,000 or 6,000 or 600 or even 6.

For this blog is not about self-aggrandizement, which is why the author of the posts that have appeared on this blog has remained anonymous, save for his initials. And it is not about generating “hits” for purposes of attracting online advertising (and the lucre that comes with).

The Christian Diarist is the creation of a veteran journalist, whose day job is writing conservative commentary for one of the nation’s larger metropolitan daily newspapers. This blog is a labor of love, for which there is no compensation except the confirmation of the Holy Spirit that the time and effort committed here is serving the kingdom cause of the Most High.

And what is the nature of that service? (We imagine inquiring minds want to know).

It’s simple: To be the voice of one crying out in this fallen world of ours “make straight the way of the Lord.”

To warn the non-believer, the unsaved, the wicked, that a day of reckoning awaits them. And, if on that day they are weighed in the balances and found wanting, their souls will be condemned to eternal separation from God.

But, then, there also is Good News to be shared:

That the Lord, our God, is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. And that, if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

My friends, this traditional, conservative Christian worldview does not often find its way into the mainstream media.

Not even on putative religious web sites and blogs maintained by MSM news organizations, like The Washington Post’s “On Faith” site and CNN’s “Belief Blog,” both of which reflexively promote the most “progressive” – which usually means non-Biblical – perspective on practically every religious issue.

The Christian Diarist is a conservative “new media” alternative to the faux Christianity promulgated by the WaPo, CNN and other liberal, oh-so-politically-correct gatekeepers of the MSM.

In 2013, we are going to ramp our crusade, by God, to put the Christ back in Christianity in this country. Toward that end, we have decided that, going forward, we not only will feature posts by JP, but also contributions of other established writers who share this blog’s traditional Christian values.

Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Has President Obama Suddenly Gotten Religion?

THE FIRST FAMILY MADE A RARE CHURCH APPEARANCE ON INAUGURATION DAY.

THE FIRST FAMILY MADE A RARE CHURCH APPEARANCE ON INAUGURATION DAY.

President Obama began his Inauguration Day by attending worship services at St. John’s Episcopal Church in the Nation’s Capital along with his wife Michelle and their daughters Sasha and Malia.

It was a rare church appearance for the First Family. During, during their first four years residing in the White House, they found time for the Lord not even half as many times as they managed to get away for family vacays.

After services yesterday at St. Johns, during which the president stood to receive a blessing from Bishop Vashti McKenzie, the First Family’s next stop was the U.S. Capitol, where Mr. Obama delivered his second Inaugural Address.

What amazed was the number of religious references the president made as he spoke to the hundreds of thousands assembled on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and the millions more of us watching around the country.

It was so unlike Mr. Obama to speak of “the tenets of our faith.” To agree with the nation’s founders that we are all, everyone, “endowed by our Creator” with certain unalienable rights.

To declare “freedom is a gift from God.” To mention “the eyes of God.” To profess that the planet is “commanded to our care by God.” To advocate the freedom of “every soul on Earth.” To affirm his “oath to God and country.”

Then, to wrap up his remarks not only with the perfunctory “God bless you,” but also by beseeching the Almighty to “forever bless the United States of America.”

I’d like to believe that the President recently experienced some sort of religious transformation, like Saul of Tarsus blinded by the light of the Savior on the road to Damascus.

I’d like to believe that his recent church attendance and religion-infused Inaugural Address are tell-tale signs that he will govern in his second term according to Godly principles.

But, alas, I am unconvinced.

Not the least because of Mr. Obama’s reiteration of his presidential support for homosexual marriage.

“Our journey is not complete,” he said yesterday, “until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”

I also found it noteworthy that Mr. Obama neglected to mention abortion, purposely ignoring the fact that the day after his inauguration is the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s unholy decision in Roe v. Wade.

It would have been wonderful if the president had noted the anniversary and stood up for the right to life of the unborn the way he stood up for the supposed right of homosexuals to marry each other.

But the president was silent, signaling his continued support for the nation’s abortionists.

Jesus warned, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.”

President Obama said “Lord, Lord” in his Inaugural Address. But he most certainly is not doing the will of the Father.

Lance Armstrong Not the Only Celeb With Hell to Pay

THE DSIGRACED CYCLIST SEEMED TO THINK THAT OPRAH COULD FORGIVE HIS SINS

THE DISGRACED CYCLIST SEEMED TO THINK THAT OPRAH COULD FORGIVE HIS SINS

Lance Armstrong is going to hell. And I don’t mean that in the figurative sense. The disgraced cyclist is destined for the “fiery furnace” from which there is no escape, where there will be “weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

And he will be joined by other celebrities of this fallen world. Like preternatural golfer Tiger Woods, John Travolta and Bill Gates.

Armstrong is bound for eternal punishment not because he used performance enhancing drugs to capture seven consecutive Tour de France championships. Not because he unabashedly lied about his doping. Not because he unconscionably slandered those who exposed his cheating. Not because his mea culpa on Oprah reeked of insincerity.

No, Armstrong is going to hell – literally – because he refuses to bow to God and the Son of God.

In his 2000 autobiography, Armstrong wrote: “If there was indeed a God at the end of my days I hoped he didn’t say, ‘But you were never a Christian, so you’re going the other way from heaven.’ If so, I was going to reply, ‘You know what? You’re right. Fine.”

Well, Armstrong is indeed “going the other way from heaven.” And he will be joined by other “celebrities” of this fallen world.

Like Tiger Woods, the once-revered golfer, who turned out to be a serial adulterer. Like John Travolta, the Hollywood A-lister, who’s faced repeated allegations that he propositioned male hotel workers. Like Bill Gates, the software gazillionaire, whose family foundation has contributed millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortionists.

They are all going to spend eternity separated from God. Not because of the sins they have committed. But because they are going to go to their graves with their sins unforgiven.

Indeed, Armstrong is an atheist. Woods is Buddhist. Travolta is a Scientologist. And Gates is best described as agnostic.

Armstrong seems to think Oprah can forgive sins. But she most assuredly cannot.  Nor can Buddha. Nor L. Ron Hubbard. Nor Mammon.

The only way for Armstrong, Woods, Travolta and Gates to be forgiven their sins, the only for any of us to be spared God’s judgment, is to come to Jesus.

For the Bible encourages, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness.”

Also, that “There is therefore no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.” Including those guilty of financing abortion, or homosexual liaisons, or adulterous affairs, or, like Lance Armstrong, pathological deceit.

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