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WAPO’s Roy Moore Story Alleging Sexual Encounter with 14-Year-Old Girl Omits Crucial Information

Jerry A. Kane

The Washington Post’s (WaPo) November 9 story, “Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32” leaves out crucial information and hides the truth from readers.

The Post reported that Leigh Corfman, who was 14 years old in February 1979, was with her mother when she met 32-year-old Roy Moore outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Alabama.

According to the Post, Corfman and her mother, Nancy Wells, said that Moore approached them, introduced himself, started talking, and offered to watch the girl while the mother went into the courtroom for a child custody hearing.

The Post story then transitions to Moore’s alleged conversation with Corfman outside the courtroom and doesn’t mention the custody hearing again except briefly near the end of the piece where the Post verified through divorce records that Wells attended a hearing at the courthouse in February 1979.

The Post did not report any details involving the child custody hearing because the hearing involved the custody of Corfman who had become a problem child for Wells, who was in the courtroom that day to sign over custody to Corfman’s father.

The Post failed to tell its readers:

that Wells had been divorced from Robert R. Corfman since 1974,

that the case to change custody was amicable and involved a joint petition by both parents, and

that the court ordered the 14-year-old Corfman to move in with her father beginning March 4, 1979.

The Post story did not mention the court documents that show Corfman was exhibiting “disciplinary and behavioral problems,” which were cited in the joint petition to change custody as the reason for the court-ordered move.

The documents also show that Corfman’s father lived in Ohatchee, about 22 miles from Gadsden where Corfman and Wells lived, and that he and Wells agreed that moving Corfman to Ohatchee to live with him would be better for the girl.

The Post reported that Corfman said her alleged sexual encounter with Moore had caused her to become reckless in her behavior as a teenager.

“I felt responsible. I felt like I had done something bad. And it [sexual encounter with Moore] kind of set the course for me doing other things that were bad,” Corfman said.

According to the Post, Corfman’s “teenage life became increasingly reckless with drinking, drugs, boyfriends, and a suicide attempt when she was 16.”

The Post would have readers believe the custody hearing, where Moore allegedly met Corfman and arranged meetings with her outside her mother’s home, was something extraneous that had nothing to do with Corfman’s allegations or added anything important to them.

Had the Post reported what went on in the custody hearing, the information contained in the court documents would have contradicted and refuted Corfman’s claim that her reckless behavior as a teenager resulted from her alleged sexual encounters with Moore.

Over a year later, Wells filed a new petition, which stated that Corfman’s “disciplinary problem has improved greatly,” and that she wanted custody of her daughter again. The court agreed and custody was granted October 15, 1980.

Corfman’s improved behavior described in Wells’ petition for custody clearly refutes what Corfman told the Post. The Post reported Corfman said that after her alleged sexual encounter with Moore in ’79, her life “became increasingly reckless with drinking, drugs, boyfriends, and a suicide attempt when she was 16.”

There was but one court case in February 1979, and it was February 21 when Wells voluntarily gave up custody of Corfman to Corfman’s father.

The Post’s November 9 story left out pertinent information contained in the court documents detailing what had taken place that day in a custody hearing when a 14-yar-old girl and her mother claim they met Roy Moore.

It’s shameful that the Post would omit such crucial information to hide the truth from readers. It matters not if the omission of information was intentional or if it was the result of negligence and shoddy research. Such reporting is inexcusable.

Yet the Post’s top editor Marty Baron came out and defended the reporting, calling it a “meticulously reported story about Roy Moore.”

Is it any wonder President Trump and Roy Moore call The Washington Post “fake news?”

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Disney Children’s Movie Promotes Homosexuality

By Jerry A. Kane

Disney’s remake of its children’s film “Beauty and the Beast” has a modern makeover with an updated socially progressive subplot. The film includes an “exclusively gay moment” scene between villain Gaston and his main sidekick, LeFou.

“LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings.”—Bill Condon, “Beauty and the Beast” director

The gaystapo’s relentless effort to sway the masses to adopt its homosexual agenda has now reached critical mass and is seriously damaging young children. Disney has joined with the gaystapo to promote a lifestyle characterized by promiscuity, instability, and serious health effects to children.

Engaging in homosexuality was once considered by society to be a sinful, shameful, degenerate act, but now it doesn’t raise an eyebrow; it’s just 1 of the 12 sexual orientations listed on OKCupid.

Throughout history roughly 2 percent of women self-identified as lesbian or bisexual; today, nearly 15 percent of young women and girls self-identify as lesbian or bisexual.

“When teenage girls feel free to engage in blatantly sexual behavior with each other, we can be sure that some major boundary of sexual morality has been gravely damaged. The natural attraction between girls and boys has been so confused by public celebration of homosexuality and the various eroticisms of everyday life, that young people are now confused about something as simple and basic as heterosexual identity.”— Albert Mohler, President Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Recent studies have found that half of the United Kingdom’s young adults and a third of America’s young adults said they aren’t “100 percent heterosexual.” It was also found that the older a person is the less likely he or she is to have engaged in same-sex activity.

The homosexual a.k.a. LGBTQ community is growing larger all the time. Most Americans are clueless about how kids’ movies and television shows have been indoctrinating children to accept homosexuality. The X-Men movies have been doing it for years. The movies are an allegory about homosexual culture and homosexual rights, and the mutant superheroes are “stand-ins” for homosexual, lesbian, and transgender people.

The endgame for Disney and 20th Century Fox goes far beyond social acceptance. They want children to embrace homosexuality as normal and desirable.

“By representing same-sex attraction in this short but explicitly gay scene, the studio is sending out a message that this is normal and natural-and this is a message that will be heard in every country of the world, even countries where it’s still socially unacceptable or even illegal to be gay … It’s a step in the right direction and I applaud Disney for being brave enough to make it-and in doing so hopefully helping to change attitudes and bring about real social progress.”—Matt Cain, Attitude Magazine editor-in-chief

In other words, “Beauty and the Beast” and the X-Men movies are propaganda films meant to indoctrinate children, corrupt their morals, and entice them to experiment in homosexual sex. And based on the exponential rise in homosexual and bisexual behavior among millennials and younger people, it seems to be working quite well.

“They can’t cure us. You want to know why? Because there’s nothin’ to cure. Nothing’s wrong with you. Or any of us, for that matter.” – Storm, X-Men: The Last Stand



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What Conservative, Evangelical, and Patriotic Americans Should Know about Donald Trump but Are Afraid to Ask

By Jerry A. Kane

The American public has been made privy to Donald Trump’s life throughout his adult hood. The media focus on Trump has been so pervasive it’s left behind a trail of headlines and feature stories that provides ample evidence he is unfit to be President of the United States. For those conservative, evangelical, and patriotic Americans who want to know the truth about Trump because they care about the survival of this Constitutional Republic, I’ve compiled a rather lengthy list of articles, commentaries, and videos for your perusal.

Although the list is large, it is by no means exhaustive. The news and feature articles are not gossip or rumor-based, Roger-Stone-fed National Enquirer hit pieces; they are based on facts and actual interviews conducted with the mogul himself and are posted online at newspaper and magazine websites.

Most conservative, evangelical, and patriotic Americans are not authoritarians or fascists, but the same could have been said about most conservative, evangelical, and patriotic Germans who lived in 1920s and 1930s Germany. And they ended up supporting Hitler and the Nazi Party because the Nazis promoted a religious, political, and national vision that they found appealing and agreeable.

Trump is a master showman and a marketing guru. Manipulation is what he does, and he sees nothing morally wrong in being dishonest and deceitful to promote himself.

“The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people’s fantasies. … I call it truthful hyperbole. It’s an innocent form of exaggeration — and a very effective form of promotion.”—Donald Trump, The Art of the Deal

Trump followers see him as a political outsider, a larger-than-life messiah and superman standing for truth, justice, and the American dream. They believe he will overturn the tables of the moneychangers to “make America great again” and bring an end to the political corruption and cronyism in government.

The problem is Trump has been (until he decided to run for president last year) a crony capitalist, left-leaning Democrat with New York values who has endorsed and funded corrupt politicians and has used the corrupt political system to amass wealth and build an empire. The truth is Trump doesn’t have any conservative bonafides, and what’s worse he’s a congenital liar. Why any conservative, evangelical, or patriotic American would believe anything he says is mystifying.

Yet Trump has followers who are more than willing to proclaim his propaganda and repeat his lies and allegations with zero evidence any of them are true. His followers parrot his empty slogans and fascist ideas without question or second thought, and they zealously attack his critics as mortal enemies who must be destroyed.

Any conservative, evangelical, or patriot who musters the nerve to tell the truth about Trump is immediately branded a traitor to the cause and marked for verbal abuse on social networking and media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Trump has made it dangerous for conservative, evangelical, and tea party Republicans to criticize him. It matters little who they are or what they have actually done over the years to further constitutional principles or the conservative agenda. They must bow and kiss the Donald’s ring or suffer the stones and arrows of personal attacks from the slings and quivers of his followers and paid henchmen. The upshot is Donald Trump’s masquerade as a conservative Republican has succeeded in damn-near destroying the GOP’s conservative base.

For conservative, evangelical, and tea party Republicans to bow and scrape before a man who changes political parties as often as Hugh Heffner does girlfriends would be laughable on it’s face were it not so mystifying and heart wrenching. Why they would promote a man who proudly identifies himself with leftist New York values is nothing short of Churchillian, a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. The survival of this Republic rests on the faint hope that these conservative, evangelical, and tea party Republicans are merely ignorant and not willfully so. 

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”—Abraham Lincoln


ARTICLES AND COMMENTARIES


After The Gold Rush Marie Brenner reports on how the Trumps are still going for it all.

Donald Trump Really Doesn’t Want Me to Tell You This, But … I spent a long, awkward weekend with Donald Trump in November 1996, an experience I feel confident neither of us would like to repeat.—Mark Bowden

7 Takeaways from Vanity Fair’s 1990 Profile of Donald Trump Marie Brenner’s investigation of Trump reveals he hasn’t changed much in 25 years.

Military Strategist Explains Why Donald Trump Leads—And How He Will Fail Air Force fighter pilot John Boyd’s theory about confounding opponents with a constantly shifting battlefield applies to Donald Trump and all GOP aspirants.

2012 Republican Presidential Candidates Trump position on Gun Control

  • Trump believes that assault weapons should be banned, “who needs them except criminals and police?”
  • Trump wants a longer waiting period for hand guns, rifles and shotguns. We should be able to tell within 72 hours if a person has a record or mental issues that would prohibit ownership

Trump’s Fake 2000 Campaign: Gun Bans, Single-Payer Health Care, And Taxes Trump’s positions on issue when he considered running for president in 2000 as a member of the Reform Party did not match the current Republican line.

Trump: I’ve always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi and was close to Chuck Schumer in many ways Trump’s success is like a flashing road sign, “Republicans don’t actually care about most of the things they claim to care about.”

The #NeverTrumps – The REAL Anger in the GOP The author of the commentary explains his support for Ted Cruz and why he’ll never vote for Trump.

Yes, the Alt-Right Are Just a Bunch of Racists The commentary explains why the alternative right is racist and anything but right-wing.

Trump On Abraham Lincoln: Arrgghh The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward asked Donald Trump, “why did Lincoln succeed?” Trump knows nothing about the Constitution; it’s doubtful he could pass an 8th grade civics test.

Everything Awful About Donald Trump’s Campaign In One Tweet Trump’s younger son, Eric Trump, responded to presidential contender Ted Cruz’s trip to the Bronx.

Trump Admits Contents of Secret NY Times Immigration Tape: Amnesty Is ‘Negotiable’ Conservative critics of Donald Trump have long warned that Trump’s position on the issue is slippery, muddled and vague despite his blunt talk of building a wall and deporting millions. The Stream reported this week on the latest development: the secret, off-the-record portion of Trump’s behind-closed-doors meeting with the editorial board of the pro-amnesty New York Times.

Donald Trump Says He Favors Big Tariffs on Chinese Exports Trump told The New York Times he would put a massive 45% tariff on Chinese exports to the US and would propse new tariffs on Mexican imports.

Trump Vows “Forward Motion” On Gay “Equality While speaking with Bay Windows publisher Sue O’Connell Friday, Donald Trump spoke about his wishes to unite the country on gay and lesbian issues and promises “forward motion” on gay rights if elected president.

So … You’re a Christian and Voting for Trump? Why in the world any Christian vote for Donald Trump? Those voting for Trump either don’t know the facts or they are flat out ignoring them.

Pieper and Henderson: 10 reasons you can’t be a Christian & vote for Donald Trump A Christian who supports Trump either does not understand him and his positions, or supports him in spite of Christian convictions.

Kenneth Copeland Lays Hands and Prays Over Donald Trump Paula White set up an invitation-only meeting between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and evangelical pastors, and plenty of Pentecostals were there to lay hands on the billionaire, make declarations over his life and pray.

Donald Trump: The Least Charitable Billionaire In The World Although Donald Trump has described himself as an “ardent philanthropist,” he ranks among the least charitable billionaires in the world.

Trump Gave $50k to McConnell to Defeat Tea Partier Bevin Part of Mitch McConnell’s victory was predicated on outside funding.At least $50,000 of it came from Donald Trump.

Donald Trump comes out swinging for Mitch McConnell, after Senate veteran says opponent Matt Bevin lied on his resume McConnell got some help from Trump in his attacks on Senate Tea Party candidate Matt Bevin

101 Of Trump’s Greatest Lies Donald Trump dubbed Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Lyin’ Ted when it became clear that Cruz was a serious rival for his nomination; he called Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) an “even bigger liar” than Cruz. He dubbed Dr. Ben Carson a “pathological liar” and said former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s lies were almost as bad as Cruz’s. Trump has termed virtually every mildly adversarial media member a liar, too. But there’s only one truly massive liar in this race: Donald Trump.

The ‘King of Whoppers’: Donald Trump Trump stands out not only for the sheer number of his factually false claims, but also for his brazen refusals to admit error when proven wrong.

Donald Trump Keeps Saying His Campaign Is Self-Funded. But That Is Just Not True Recent quarterly Federal Election Committee filings from Trump’s campaign shows the candidate funded just $100,780, whereas donors have given over $3.8 million to his candidacy. Furthermore, it shows that the candidate has previously loaned, rather than donated, an additional $1.8 million.

Trump’s Delegate Problems Don’t Say Much About His Leadership Skills Cruz’s ability to outmaneuver Trump in Colorado doesn’t have anything to do with fairness. But it does suggest something about Trump’s temperament and his skills as a leader.

Trump and Drudge Are Lying to You About Colorado Delegates One of the critical differences between the left and the right in this nation is our conception of how Constitutional governance is supposed to work. Our nation was set up with a series of anti-democratic measures designed specifically to prevent the hot temper of the electorate from overwhelming the various protections written into the framework of the government. Not once in the founding documents does the word “democracy” appear — we are a Republic with some democratic institutions.

Donald Trump’s hit-squad spews death threats at Colorado GOP chair and Indiana delegates Colorado GOP Chair Steve House posted on his Facebook page that he has received over 3,000 calls to his home, some of which were death threats. Trump supporters evidently blame House, not Colorado law, for running a caucus instead of a primary and have posted House’s personal information online.

Trump’s Twitter Followed by Millions of Inactive or Fake Accounts Of Donald Trump’s 7.51 million Twitter followers, only 2.2 million were found to be legitimate active accounts.

Donald Trump: The Soros Connection Trump has a history of dealings with one of the solar system’s premier diabolical masterminds in George Soros

Big names back Trump tower: Soros, Deutsche Bank said to be in on 90-story building Donald Trump has lined up three New York hedge funds, including money from billionaire George Soros, to invest $160 million in his Chicago skyscraper

A Brief History Of Donald Trump Being Insecure About His Tiny Hands Donald Trump’s hands have been the subject of scrutiny since the 1980s, when Spy magazine, founded by Graydon Carter, started calling him “the short-fingered vulgarian,” apparently annoying Trump.

Donald Trump Won’t Stop Joking About Banging His Daughter “Yeah, she’s really something, and what a beauty, that one. If I weren’t happily married and, ya know, her father”

If This Awkward Family Photo Doesn’t Convince You Donald Trump Wants To Bang His Daughter, Nothing Will I’ll take ‘Photos I never wanted to see’ for one thousand, Alex.

The weird way Donald Trump talked about then-infant daughter Tiffany’s future breasts

‘Donald, what does Tiffany have of yours, and what does Tiffany have of Marla’s?’ Robin Leach asked.

‘Well, I think that she’s got a lot of Marla,’ Trump said. ‘She’s a really beautiful baby, and she’s got Marla’s legs.’

Then Trump motions to his chest and adds, ‘We don’t know whether she’s got this part yet, but time will tell.’


VIDEOS


Donald Trump –A Different Kind of Donald Trump Story

A must-see documentary that Donald Trump doesn’t want you to see


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Donald Trump (HBO)

Donald Trump can seem appealing until you take a closer look.


Pamela Geller Schools Donald Trump On Freedom of Speech

Trump doesn’t understand freedom of speech, but Geller does.


Donald Trump Slams Pam Geller and Muhammad Cartoon Contest: ‘It is Stupid’

Trump calls Pam Geller ‘Stupid’ for holding a draw Muhammad Cartoon Contest that sparked a terror attack.


RWW News: Trump: Open Up Libel Laws To Sue Journalists

At a rally in Texas, Donald Trump said he wants to sue journalists for writing hit pieces about him.


REPORT: Trump Will Reign in the Press With Libel Laws

Despite the possibility of damaging the freedom of the press and undermining essential first amendment rights, Donald Trump said that he would be changing libel laws significantly as president.


No More Deals.

It’s Donald Trump and his cronies in government working together.


The Trump Tapes: Vol. 1

Donald Trump praises leftist Democrats


Alan Keyes: Only the Ignorant & Uninformed Buy Into Trump, He’s A Leftist Democrat

The former US Ambassador to the UN and three-time GOP presidential candidate gives his take on Donald Trump and Trump supporters.


CBS Investigation: Trump Network Scammed Vulnerable People during the Recession

CBS looks into The Trump Network, a multi-level marketing operation focused on nutritional supplements.


Is Trump University a fraud?

Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Trump University. CNN’s Drew Griffin takes an in-depth look into the lawsuits and what students claimed happened.


TRUMP: “I’m very capable of changing to anything I want to change to

Greta Van Susteren asked Donald Trump about his use of bad language on the campaign trail


Paula White, Kenneth Copeland and Others Lay Hands On, Pray for Donald Trump

Pentecostal televangelists and others lay hands on and pray for Donald Trump at the Trump Towers.


Donald Trump’s awkward sex comment toward daughter

Donald Trump played the Fave Five game with daughter Ivanka on the “Wendy William” program and in true Trump fashion, had a totally inappropriate answer.

 

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Defend the Constitution, Don’t Amend It

By Jerry A. Kane

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free … it expects what never was and never will be.”— Thomas Jefferson

Many Americans are too intellectually lazy to act as vigilant citizens, so they have deferred that responsibility to lobbyists and activists promoting an Article V “Convention for proposing Amendments,” a.k.a. the Convention of States (CoS) Project.

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Article V of the Constitution establishes two ways for proposing amendments to the Constitution: “whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states.”

The CoS Project wants to convene a convention to propose amendments that will “impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.”

The problem is America’s tyrannical federal government did not arise due to a defect in the Constitution; leviathan arose because the Constitution is not being enforced and obeyed. That is to say, the Constitution is not flawed but the enforcement of its provisions is. And quick-fix repairs offered under the guise of “reining in the federal government” could backfire and open up the Constitution to revisions or wholesale rewrites.

“One of the most serious problems Article V poses is a runaway convention. There is no enforceable mechanism to prevent a convention from reporting out wholesale changes to our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Moreover, the absence of any mechanism to ensure representative selection of delegates could put a runaway convention in the hands of single-issue groups whose self-interest may be contrary to our national well-being.”—Arthur Goldberg, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, op-ed Miami Herald, 1986

We don’t need a cadre of politicians, pundits, media personalities, and establishment elites to “fix” our Constitution with their words and amendments when the Constitution is not broken. The Constitution should be preserved, protected, and defended from tinkering by these tinhorns and their moneyed interests.

Our Constitution is a historical miracle and a one-of-a-kind document that is the envy of the world. To convene a convention to alter it is not only foolhardy but it is tempting fate.

“Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.”—Daniel Webster

In “Dangers of an Article V Constitutional Convention,” the 55 minute video below, KrisAnne Hall and Peter Boyce explain the problems with the Convention of States idea.

“For one to fundamentally transform America, it would take structural changes to the Constitution.”—Peter Boyce

A CoS would provide the structural changes that are needed to complete Barack Obama’s transformation of America. Listen carefully and weigh the arguments presented by Hall and Boyce to understand the inherent dangers of the CoS Project

Americans need to realize that once the CoS application triggers an Article V Convention for proposing amendments, the entire Constitution will be subject to amendment. The truth is a Convention of States will destroy our Constitution if it is not stopped now.


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Why the Pope’s Upcoming Historic Visit to the United States Is Significant

By Jerry A. Kane

On Wednesday, September 23, Pope Francis, the 266th pontiff to head the Roman Catholic Church, will meet with Barack Hussein Obama at the White House in Washington DC.

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For practitioners of Judaism, September 23 is Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement, the most important day in the Jewish calendar. It is the holiest, most solemn religious fast day of the year. In biblical times, only on Yom Kippur could the high priest enter the Holy of Holies in the Temple to make atonement for the sins of the whole nation of Israel in one day (Leviticus 16).

But for Christendom and the Western World, which adopted Pope Gregory XIII’s 1582 Gregorian calendar, September 23 is the 266th day of the year, which incidentally is the same number of days it takes a woman to give birth to a child from the moment of conception.

On Thursday, September 24, the Roman pontiff will give a historic address before a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

“On that day, he will become the first leader of the Holy See to address a joint meeting of Congress. It will be a historic visit, and we are truly grateful that Pope Francis has accepted our invitation,” said John Boehner (R-OH) Speaker of the House, in a statement

Then on the second leg of his US trip, September 25, the Pope will travel to New York City to speak before the United Nations General Assembly. After his speech, the General Assembly will convene a high-level plenary meeting to adopt a new sustainable development agenda, which was mandated by the General Assembly September 2013 (Resolution 68/6).

The UN’s new sustainable development agenda, also known as the 2030 Agenda, will replace Agenda 21, the UN’s sustainable development action plan adopted at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992.

Unlike Agenda 21, which primarily focused on the environment, “this new universal Agenda” for humanity and the planet is a blueprint to “realize the human rights of all … achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women … and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.” In other words, the 2030 Agenda is the UN template for a world government.

[The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development] “can help realize the… dream of a world of peace and dignity for all. Today is the start of a new era. We have traveled a long way together to reach this turning point,” said Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

To recap, the 266th pope will meet Hussein I (peace be upon him) on the Day of Atonement, the 266th day of the year, which is the day before the pope’s historic address to Congress, and two days before he addresses the UN General Assembly and the announced birth of the one-world government.

At first blush it appears that Hussein I (peace be upon him) will be a bit player overshadowed by numerical coincidences, a historic, precedent-setting visit to Congress, and an unveiled blueprint for a new world order. But once the inexplicable lottery drawing that happened in Obama’s home state the day after he won the presidency in 2008 is taken into account, his role becomes evident.

On November 5, 2008, the Illinois daily lottery numbers were 666 for the pick three and 7779 for the pick four evening numbers. In biblical numerology, i.e., the study of numbers in the Bible, 666 is the number commonly associated with the man of sin or the Antichrist alluded to in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 and the beast and the mark of the beast mentioned in Revelation chapter 13.

The number 7 signifies completion or perfection, and the number 9 signifies divine finality or judgment. The odds of these two sets of numbers being randomly drawn in Obama’s home state on the same day the day after his election is more than a 1/3,650,000,000 probability, which means it’s a statistical impossibility. One could rightly conclude that either the Illinois lottery was rigged, or God has sent a sign to His people concerning the identity of Antichrist, the end of the age, and coming judgment.

Surely some revelation is at hand;

Surely the Second Coming is at hand.

The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out

When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi

Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;

A shape with lion body and the head of a man,

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,

Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it

Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

There you have it; now do with it what you will.

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If God Didn’t Create Evil, Then Who or What Did?

By Jerry A. Kane

Occasionally I’ll respond to a comment on one of my news stories or commentaries, but rarely will I take the time to write a lengthy reply to a commenter. However, there are always exceptions to any rule.

Below is an exchange of comments between me and a responder to my latest commentary, “Whom God Means to Destroy, He First Makes Undiscerning” published at Canada Free Press:

He wrote:

“Wrong!!!!

He [God] does not make them so [undiscerning], but allows them to make themselves so.

God does NOT create evil, but allows it so they can damn themselves – then He destroys them, more often by other evil entities”

To which I responded:

“First off, I’m not always right, but I’m never wrong. Secondly, your theology appears to be Arminian, mine isn’t. I believe God is sovereign, not man. Finally, as to whether or not God creates evil, the prophet Isaiah clearly says He does:

‘I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.’ Isaiah 45:7 (KJV)”

Then he responded:

It appears we agree on most of this – we are using different terms to say the same thing except for one item.

“Isaiah 45:7 should match Amox 3:6 where the more correct translation would be ‘..shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD not done [known] it?’ He knows of the evil, he does NOT create it. If that were so, He would no longer be God.

‘God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.’ (James 1:13) and ‘God is light, and in Him there is NO darkness at all’ (emphasis mine) (1 John 1:15) As there is much less error in translation in the New Testament, I will believe God Himself over other ideas.

Arnminian? No, but many of his [I think he’s referring to the author of the piece, which of course is me, but he doesn’t realize it] thought processes are in the correct realm, but your [I think he’s addressing the commenter, not the author of the piece] assessment of that group is just opposite of what they say. It is their claim that God is Soverign, and that is the reality of our creation.”

And I wrote:

“How can I discuss the never-ending debate over biblical manuscripts and the central issue of Christianity with someone who knows so little, but thinks he knows so much? The short answer is I can’t. Yet, I won’t let your unsupported assertions go unchallenged.

You say, “Isaiah 45:7 should match Amox [sic] 3:6 where the more correct translation would be ‘..shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD not done [known] it?'” The word “ra” translated evil in Isaiah 45:7 (the same word used in Amos 3:6) is never translated as sin in the Hebrew text.

In the context of Amos 3:6, ra can be correctly translated to mean “sorrow, afflictions, adversity, wretchedness, or calamities,” but in Gen. 5:6, 8:21, 13:13, 38:7 and fifty other verses in the OT, ra can be translated “wickedness,” which clearly implies sin.

In the context and plain meaning of Isaiah 45:7, ra means wickedness and not calamities and afflictions as the fruits of sin. In context, if ra means external calamities in the verse “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil,” then the word “peace” must mean a military peace, i.e., a political matter, because the phrases are parallel.

However, the verses preceding and following verse 7 are not restricted to trivial political matters, verse 3 speaks of treasures of darkness, hidden riches, and the knowledge of God; verse 6 speaks of God’s knowledge extended throughout the world; and verse 8 speaks of righteousness falling down from heaven like a pouring rain.

The following chapter in Isaiah makes it clear that God just doesn’t know things, as you put it, but He actually brings about what He has purposed:

“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: … yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. Isaiah 46:10-11 (KJV)

You write that God “knows of the evil, he does NOT [please, let’s not be sophomoric] create it.” By “know” I assume you mean that God knows or permits evil to happen. What you fail to understand is that “permitting” man to sin does not absolve God from the charge of being the “author” of sin, as you seemed to suggest in writing “If that [God created evil] were so, He would no longer be God.”

God “permitted” Satan to afflict Job; but Satan could not have afflicted him without God’s approval. Permission does not exonerate God. If God could have prevented, not only Job’s trials, but all of mankind’s sins and temptations, if He foresaw them and decided to let them occur, how can He be less reprehensible than if He had decreed them?

Put another way, if a bystander could rescue a baby from a burning building, but decided to “permit” the baby to die in the flames, would you say that the bystander’s decision to watch the baby burn was morally acceptable because he wasn’t the one who lit the building on fire? Your position puts you on the horns of a dilemma whether you realize it or not.

You also write that my “assessment of that group [Arminian] is just opposite of what they say.” By sovereignty I mean that God has eternally decreed all that ever comes to pass, and providentially controls all things in his created universe, including the “free will” of man.

The Arminian notion of man’s free will cannot coexist with God’s omnipotence. If man’s free will to fulfill his sinful desires and purposes can resist and thwart God’s perfect will and purpose, then God is not all powerful, man’s free will is.

Neither is the Arminian view of free will compatible with God’s omniscience, because knowing all things renders the future certain. If God foreknows all things, then of necessity those things will come to pass; otherwise, they could not be “foreknown.”

Acts 2:22, 23 and 4:27, 28 teach that God foreknew, even foreordained Jesus’ crucifixion by the hands of sinful men, yet the men who carried out his execution are responsible for murder. If God ordained it, could the high priest and Sanhedrin have done differently? Could Judas Iscariot not have betrayed Jesus Christ? Scripture plainly teaches that God determined or decreed their actions.

I’m not saying that men are robots and don’t make choices. They do have “free will” in the sense of “free moral agency.”

All men have freedom of choice in that they choose to do what they want to do and can’t do otherwise. But man is not free to be indifferent, i.e. his freedom to choose is always governed by the fears, desires, and habits of his sinful nature. Yet, all his choices are subject to the eternal decrees of God.

Romans 3:9-18; 8:7, 8 and Ephesians 4:17-19 teach that man cannot choose what God requires. Man will always choose the evil desires of his flesh, which are dictated by his sinful nature. Man is never indifferent in his willingness to do anything. Even though God has determined all things that will ever come to pass, man is held responsible and accountable for his sinful actions.

As the writers of the Westminster Confession of Faith (3:1; 5:2, 4) put it:

“God … did … ordain whatsoever comes to pass: yet so, as thereby neither is God the author of sin, nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures, nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established…. Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first cause, all things come to pass immutably and infallibly; yet, by the same providence, he ordereth them to fall out according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently…. as the sinfulness thereof proceedeth only from the creature, and not from God; who, being most holy and righteous, neither is nor can be the author or approver of sin.”

You’re right that “God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.” (James 1:13).” Nowhere does the Scripture teach that God is evil; however, it does teach that God is both the cause of sin and the cause of salvation. Scripture also teaches that God is not responsible or accountable to anyone or anything for what He does; yet His creatures are accountable and responsible to Him for what they do.

God is holy and righteous, but our sinful nature taints and limits our understanding of His holiness and righteousness. As Paul writes, “For now we see through a glass, darkly… but then shall I know even as also I am known.” 1Corinthians 13:12 (KJV).

You write, “As there is much less error in translation in the New Testament, I will believe God Himself over other ideas.” I am always willing to teach those whom God has made willing to learn, but I will not waste my time and energy on people who dogmatically hold to their erroneous preconceptions of Christianity and what Scripture teaches.

So you know, I spent hours researching and writing this response, and you have taken enough of my precious time. Thank you for your response to my piece and please accept this as a final response to any further discussion.”

NOTE:  The hot links were added for this post at The Millstone Diaries. There were no hot links in my responses to in the comment section at Canada Free Press.

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