By Mario Murillo. I realize this is a post from March it is reposted because this bill passed the Assembly but goes before the CA Senate this Thursday. (Please see important update at this link https://wp.me/p1vrzp-5za
This is no exaggeration. It is not the overreaction of an overly emotional preacher. I challenge you to come up with a different conclusion than I have to this proposed law. Here is what the law will do:
CA/AB 2943 will prohibit resources concerning treatment or ministry in order to reduce or eliminate same sex attraction or gender dysphoria. Essentially, conferences, counseling, teaching, books, or publications, where money is exchanged for the resource, would be prohibited.
No exchange of money can be allowed for a book that suggests recovery from same sex attraction or gender dysphoria? No conference can do so either? Oh wait, the Bible does that. And oh, yeah a Bible Conference will do that.
This is no slippery slope. This is the cliff.
This frontal assault on the Christian faith is a giant step toward outlawing Gospel preaching as hate speech. What will stop them from removing tax exemptions? What will stop them from removing the right to assemble? What will stop them from shutting down any group that doesn’t fall in line with their gender values?
Share this with every believer you know who lives in California!
If you live in California act now. Here’s what to do:
Contact: Assembly Member Ed Chau
Email (most effective): email@example.com or fax to (916) 319-3222.
Phone: (916) 319-2049
Also contact the Republican Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR THE REST OF US:
How did California get to where it could consider such an attack on the bill of rights? For one thing, deep depravity has settled into the California State Assembly. But like it or not, the other thing was the apathy and ambivalence of Pastors and believers alike. That must be a wake up call to us all.
It is hard to believe that we are seeing the attempt to pass a law to persecute Christians. But it is worse than that: California’s madness could end up punishing Christians across America. If AB2943 becomes law, it will embolden the forces in other states, who hold to these same radical views where you live, to create similar laws. IT IS TIME TO PRAY AND OBEY.
“Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”
By the President of the United States of America.
Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.
And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.
And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!
It’s a testament to how far we have fallen. Lincoln’s letter would be deemed a hate crime today. His wise plea would be met with rage and howling disdain. Every talk show host would eviscerate it. Hollywood would have more anger over this letter than they do over Harvey Weinstein. Professors would call it a tool for the white man to keep people of color on the plantation.
Psychiatrists, citing the 25th Amendment, would scream for the mentally unfit Lincoln to be removed from office. He would be accused of being a climate change denier for omitting references to the environment. He would be slurred as Islamophobic for praying to the Christian God. In short, this document would be banned today.
Even in the face of unequaled natural disasters, violence, division and danger, the elite of our nation not only refuse to pray, they ridicule those who wish to repent. This is how far from sanity we have drifted. May God have mercy on our wicked minds.
It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.
Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do, by this my proclamation, designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th. day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting and prayer. And I do hereby request all the People to abstain, on that day, from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite, at their several places of public worship and their respective homes, in keeping the day holy to the Lord, and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.
All this being done, in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the Divine teachings, that the united cry of the Nation will be heard on high, and answered with blessings, no less than the pardon of our national sins, and the restoration of our now divided and suffering Country, to its former happy condition of unity and peace.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this thirtieth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty seventh.
By the President: Abraham Lincoln
William H. Seward, Secretary of State.
Take it from a preacher—you need to stop talking to the press. They have sold themselves to toppling you. They are as far from journalism as the east is from the west.
Consider this verse from the Bible the next time you are tempted to answer one of their stupid questions: “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him. – Proverbs 26:4
I write this to you because I have heard from people I trust that you love Jesus. I also believe you love America. It’s as a brother that I write this.
You have more important things to do! Media banalities throw you off your game. They try to use your competitive nature against you. Let me invoke some New York City wisdom: fuhgeddaboudit.
Just keep on making America great again. The people that matter—the American people—will see the results and support you.
Mr. President, the same constitution which guarantees freedom of the press, guarantees freedom from the press—especially when it is no longer the press.
You already know this: North Eastern colleges spew out 89% of our “journalists”. It was in these hallowed halls that accurate reporting was chloroformed. Truth, accuracy, fairness and honesty were all sacrificed on the altar of “secular progressivism.”
In this cult, the global order must come no matter what the cost. America must be diminished by open borders, the destruction of the family, and the eradication of our Judaeo/Christian values. You, dear president, stand in the way of all of this.
I am trying to Mirandize you against the press: anything you do say, can and will be used against you.
Please read what Jesus said to understand the media: “Luke 7: 31 And the Lord said, “To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like? 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying: ‘We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We mourned to you, And you did not weep.’
33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’
Do you see the comparison? The liberal media wanted James Comey fired. Every Democratic leader called for his head. Firing James Comey was noble and right…until you did it.
Until accurate reporting makes a comeback, nothing you say or do will be right. Ignore them.
“A former Defense Department official under the Obama administration has raised the specter of a military coup to remove President Donald Trump from power.
OBAMA OPERATIVE HINTS AT MILITARY COUP
“A former Defense Department official under the Obama administration has raised the specter of a military coup to remove President Donald Trump from power. In an editorial penned for Foreign Policy, senior Pentagon policy official Rosa Brooks publicly suggested a military insurrection against the Trump administration may be the only option to oust one of the most divisive presidents in American history.
“Donald Trump’s first week as president has made it all too clear: Yes, he is as crazy as everyone feared,” Ms. Brooks wrote. “[One] possibility is one that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders.”
For the first time in her career in public service, including three years as senior counselor to the Pentagon’s policy chief from 2009 to 2011, “I can imagine plausible scenarios in which senior military officials might simply tell the president: ‘No, sir. We’re not doing that.’” -Carlo Muñoz – The Washington Times – Thursday, February 2, 2017
In my vigilant effort to keep you informed—not with hysteria or extremism but facts—I submit this crucial information to you. We are witnessing a joint effort by the left to overrule your vote and topple our government.
The riots are not by accident. The incessant railings from Movie Stars, Pop Stars are scripted for maximum impact. We are watching a concerted effort to take down of the Constitution of the United States.
Anarchy is a part of the plan. Democrats staying away from committee meetings to stop Trump appointments is part of the plan. Placing operatives to leak information from the White House are a part of the plan.
Even the Super Bowl is not safe…Lady Gaga will use her half time performance at the Super Bowl to rail against our values, against you, me, and our newly elected president.
Look for rioters to take to the streets—burning and looting their way across America—with the tacit approval of the Democratic Party. In the name of equality, they will go after our rights. In the name of justice, they will practice total lawlessness.
How poignant is it that the rioters in Berkeley who snuffed out free speech were holding signs that said “Hate free Zone?” They also did something prophetic: They screamed against fascism by practicing fascism. No one can verify the origin of this statement but it certainly fits the current situation: “The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists.” (For some reason the left truly hates that quote and tries to call it right wing extremism).
The left understands that if the Supreme Court is balanced by Conservatives, the left will lose power for at least a generation. Their goal is clear: Discredit Trump and force their way to power.
If ever you prayed for our president, pray for him now. Think of this…there have been 12,000 tweets in the last 24 hours calling for his assassination. How is that possible without advance planning?
What I am about to say will never appear in a Christian Magazine. You will never hear this in a mega Church pulpit. I will—once again—be accused of abandoning my calling. Many leaders will totally shy away from the words I am about to speak:
THE AMERICAN CHURCH HAS BEEN CALLED OUT AND SHE FALLING BACK ASLEEP. It has only been days since God granted a reprieve from certain destruction and already pastors have fallen back into passivity and lukewarm ministry. Never forget, it was the people in the pew that put Trump in office. This movement was not led by a majority of pastors. Most sat it out and only complimented Trump only after they saw the ground swell of support. Now that the heat is on, they are scurrying back to their safe place.
We are faced with the greatest threat to freedom of our lifetime. How will we explain to our children and grandchildren—who will live under this tyranny—that we did nothing?
So, who am I to say anything? I am not the famous leader of a denomination or a Christian movement. I am just a simple man with a simple voice.
Unlike some of your favorites, I am a preacher beholden to no one but Jesus. I do not have the clout of others, but I do have the courage. It is time for Christian leaders to condemn this anarchy with one voice. It is time for true awakening. It is time for reformation. It is time for the Word of God to be loudly and majestically declared to a sick and confused generation.
I wrote about Max and Beth to defend Christian Trump supporters
By Mario Murillo
As I write you, 50,000 people have read the blog that mentioned Max Lucado and Beth Moore. Today I want to clear the air about why that happened.
For me to mention the name of a fellow minister is like getting a root canal. I only do it when all other remedies have been exhausted. We are family. We are all on the same team. Christian unity is a witness to a dying world.
So then why did I put out the blog? I did it to defend Christians who are going to vote for Trump.
Whether Max and Beth intended it or not, their remarks had the effect—I am being delicate and kind here—of questioning Christians who support Trump.
Max openly wondered how any Evangelical could follow Donald.
Beth did the same to Christian men who support Trump. She can’t support Trump because he “objectifies women” and she believes he assaulted women. She can’t see how any Christian man who would support Trump.
But they are both doing something else that really hurts Christians who support Trump: They are being silent about Hillary Clinton. They have said nothing against her. More on this later.
Other celebrity Christian leaders are doing much worse. They have thrown millions of sincere Jesus followers into Hillary’s basket of deplorables.
So let’s talk about Christian Trump supporters.
1. Many of them are positive thinkers and entrepreneurs. They resonate with Trump’s winners approach to life. These are the church members most likely to give big to a vision or help pay off the building. They are not the critics and legalistic people that hinder you pastor.
2. Most Christian Trump supporters are patriotic. They love America. They believe that we live in the greatest country on earth. They are angry our laws are being disregarded by secular progressives. They are angry with pro athletes who disgrace our flag and national anthem. They stand with cops, the military and first responders.
3. The majority of Christian Trump supporters are all about common sense. They believe:
-Our trade deals with other nations make no sense.
-Political correctness is a silly idea that has morphed into a tedious tyranny.
-It makes no sense to judge Trump’s past bankruptcies while ignoring someone who will carry on Obama’s disastrous spending.
-It makes no sense to leave our borders unsecured and allow an influx of criminals. They have committed of millions of crimes and have killed our children.
-It makes no sense to oppress the church with regulations that force Christians, Churches, and Christian employers to pay for contraceptives and abortions.
-It makes no sense to support a woman who will turn Christian witnessing into a hate crime.
-It makes no sense to reject Trump for statements he made 11 years ago when you have no proof he is not a changed man. Bill Clinton is not a changed man. We know from a recent statement by General Colin Powell that Bill Clinton is still committing adultery and Hillary still covers it up.
-It makes no sense to compare Donald’s tax forms to 33,000 emails that Clinton criminally erased—emails that pose a national security threat.
-It makes no sense to deny you are helping Hillary if you don’t vote—or if you vote for a third candidate. It’s a two-person race. Trump is the underdog. He needs every vote he can get, and every vote he does not get, helps her. You can numb your conscience all you want but facts are facts…if you don’t vote for him, you are helping Hillary.
– It makes no sense to talk about Trump but never talk about Clinton.
I respect both of these Christian leaders and I refuse to engage in a war of words. Nevertheless, they need to know—innocently or deliberately—millions of sheep feel wounded and betrayed. As I said before, what hurts them the most it is this: You speak against Trump but remain totally silent about Hillary Clinton.
-You say Trump is rude? How rude is it to ignore repeated cries for help and send four Americans to their death in Benghazi? How rude is it to lie—to the parents and family of the slain at their funeral—by blaming their death on a video.
-You reject Trump because you support women? Hillary has never denied laughing at a 12-year-old girl who was raped. She has never denied trying to bury the women her husband raped. She has enriched her foundation with millions from nations that kill women and enslave them. Hillary Clinton believes it is okay to kill a baby even after nine months of pregnancy. Abortion is murder but what does killing your baby even if its head is crowning out of the womb do to that child let alone the mother?
WHY, WHY, WHY AREN’T YOU TALKING ABOUT HER? The believer who supports Trump is horrified by your silence. They see you tweeting and pontificating about Trump but you offer no answer for the undoing of the Constitution—the trashing of the Supreme Court—the threat to America that Obama and Hillary’s foreign policy has created.They want to know if celebrity Christians live in a bubble. They wonder, “what is your solution to the national disaster?” Are you that out of touch with reality?
4. Christian Trump supporters believe voting for him is a moral thing to do:
Laura Ingraham says her support of Trump is an extension of her faith:
“The truth is that those of us who support Trump understand all too well the reality of the choice that faces us, and are doing the best we can to save this country.
On the other hand, not voting for Trump — and hoping that he loses — also represents a moral choice:
It means aligning yourself, at least temporarily, with left-wing nightmares Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and all the other radicals who want Trump to lose.
It means turning a deaf ear to your fellow Americans who can’t take four more years of decline, and who are desperate for new leadership.
It means allowing another four or eight years of flat-lining wages and growth, and high taxes on American businesses.
It means hardening your heart against people those who have spent 40 years trying to stop abortion.
It means doing nothing when The New York Times, and The Washington Post, and every other left-wing outlet mocks and ridicules the Trump supporters as racists and bigots.
It means cheering (silently or not) along with every smear and every snide comment that Hollywood and the media can use to attack Trump’s voters.
That’s the choice the NeverTrumpers have made — a decision to do nothing, to wash their hands of the election, of the Republican Party, of the country itself.
That may represent some people’s version of morality. But it’s not mine.”
5. Christian Trump supporters believe it is all about the Supreme Court: Columnist Thomas Sowell hit the nail on the head when he said, “The issue is judges that stick to the law versus judges who ignore the law. That is a huge distinction. It is the difference between living in a self-governing democracy and living under tyrants on the bench.”
Through his or her appointments, the next president will determine whether the federal judiciary respects its proper, limited role in our self-governing democracy, or whether we continue to slide ever further toward judicial tyranny. There is no more important issue in this election. We already know the kind of judges she will nominate.
Franklin Graham summed it all up: “A lot of people are slamming evangelicals for supposedly giving Donald J. Trump a pass. That’s simply not true. No one is giving him a pass. I’m certainly not, and I’ve not met an evangelical yet who condones his language or inexcusable behavior from over a decade ago. However, he has apologized to his wife, his family, and to the American people for this. He has taken full responsibility. This election isn’t about Donald Trump’s behavior from 11 years ago or Hillary Clinton’s recent missing emails, lies, and false statements. This election is about the Supreme Court and the justices that the next president will nominate. Evangelicals are going to have to decide which candidate they trust to nominate men and women to the court who will defend the constitution and support religious freedoms. My prayer is that Christians will not be deceived by the liberal media about what is at stake for future generations.”
Hollywood conservative and staunch Donald Trump supporter Jon Voight released a video “Plea to Save America” on Thursday, urging Americans to vote for the Republican candidate in next month’s election, which the actor called the “most important in American history.”
The actor, who recently sparred with Democratic contributor and Hillary Clinton supporter Robert De Niro over the latter’s disdain for Trump, appealed to Americans to vote for the only candidate who can “save our America.”
The full transcript of Voight’s remarks are below:
My dear fellow Americans.
We are all feeling tremendous anxiety with only a few weeks left to the election. This will be the most important election in American history.
We were once a country of freedom, and now we’re becoming a country of tyranny.
We are witness to our own people burning down and looting our cities. Ferguson, Missouri, Milwaukee, Orlando, Florida, Baltimore. We are all witness to our own people killing our policemen. Islamic terrorists have killed thousands of people all over our country, and Hillary and Obama want to be politically correct and pretend all the killings are not happening.
How many Americans are aware of George Soros? An evil man, who turned hundreds of Jewish people over the Nazis to be exterminated during World War II. He was interviewed on 60 Minutes, and was asked does he feel guilty for what he has done. And arrogantly, he said ‘Absolutely not. If I didn’t do it, someone else would have.’
Soros is a billionaire, who made most of his money manipulating currencies and almost bankrupting many countries. He supports hate groups, who are responsible for taking down our cities. And he is a close friend of Hillary Clinton, and a major supporter of her campaign.
Robert De Niro is a millionaire, as are so many of our Hollywood stars who are voting for Hillary, and who have absolutely no tolerance for anyone with a different opinion, forgetting that that is what our country is founded on: freedom of choice. But they will not be affected by Hillary’s open borders. Only our poor and middle class will suffer.
Thousands of refugees will flood our nation, and no one will know the good guys from the bad guys. It will kill our economy, which is at an all-time low now under the years of Obama’s presidency. And Hillary boasts of how proud she will be to continue Obama’s legacy.
No one can afford health insurance now. Prices for healthcare have gone through the roof thanks to Obamacare. Our once reasonable healthcare is gone.
With Hillary as President, we will lose our Second Amendment right to bear arms. Freedom of religion will be attacked, and Hillary will try to stop all conservative voices on TV and radio. Our highest court will become Socialist, and she will restrict what America was founded on, our freedom to become a small business owner and pursue our own personal dreams.
She has blood on her hands from the Benghazi terrorist raid. Four of our American patriots died, and when the parents stood over their loved ones’ coffins, she lied to them about the cause of their sons’ deaths.
The pendulum of freedom is not balanced. Hillary and her followers are on a crude campaign to stop and degrade all of Trump’s followers. Her words were echoed loud and clear for all Americans to hear. Hillary said Trump’s followers are a basket of deplorables. They are un-redeemable.
May God protect the real truth, and may Donald Trump win this presidency. He will save our America, and he will certainly make it great again.