Thursday, December 4, 2008

We Must Stop Giving Ground!

Well it is that time of year again, No I am not talking about the Christmas Season that we as Christians celebrate the earthly birth of Jesus Christ. I am talking about the time of year when flaming liberals go out of their way to scare people into believing that political correctness is a law. The latest demonstration of this farce comes from the state of Washington.

From the AP
An atheist group has unveiled an anti-religion placard in the state Capitol, joining a Christian Nativity scene and "holiday tree" on display during December. The atheists' sign was installed Monday by Washington members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national group based in Madison, Wis.
With a nod to the winter solstice — the year's shortest day, occurring in late December — the placard reads, there is no god, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."

Ahh, political correctness…what a blessing! It is easier to be politically correct than it is to stand for what you believe. As Christians, we seem to often to allow ourselves to sit back and be dictated to by the world. After all, we don’t want to make waves, we don’t want to make Jesus look the God of the rebellious. I am not advocating storming the capitol of Washington with both barrels blazing, but I am advocating storming the capitol of Washington and any other capitol that makes ridiculous decisions like this with the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Let us remember that Jesus was not a timid man. He didn’t back down from doing the right thing (i.e. the clearing of the temple, eating with tax collectors and sinners). Jesus was not concerned with what was popular, He was concerned with what was right.

Church, get up off the floor and quit worrying about being getting beat down and stand up for what is right, after all Jesus has our back! In case you are interested the phone number for the Washington Governor Christine Gregoire is 360-902-4111. You may get stuck leaving a message like I did because they are either too scared or too ashamed to actually answer for their decisions.

Monday, December 1, 2008

You'll Shoot Your Leg Off

Stop me if you have heard this before. Seemingly week after week, sometimes even day after day we read of "high Profile" athletes getting themselves into wickets that are incredibly sticky. What is it that drives some of these athletes to be less than model citizens? Well maybe it is the pressure to increase their "Street Cred". The Urban Dictionary defines street cred as, "Commanding a level of respect in an urban environment due to experience in or knowledge of issues affecting those environments."

It seems that for every Steve Yzerman, Nick Lidstrom, Alan Trammel and Nate Robertson there are 10 Mike Vicks. The latest is Plaxico Burress, the talented wide receiver for the New York football Giants. Plax, as they call him, if you remember had an outstanding Super Bowl last year in which his team defeated the UN-beaten New England Patriots in an incredible upset.

However, since that special Super Bowl moment Plax, has taken it upon himself to no longer be a team player...Now it is all about Plax, being Plax. After skipping practice earlier this year and not having the decency to even phone the organization he displayed little remorse for his actions and then later had the audacity to tell Fox's Pam Oliver that his transgressions are "what makes Plaxico Plaxico."

Ralphie's mother knew exactly what she was talking about when Ralph wanted the Red Ridder BB gun. She new he would "shoot his eye out" and he did. My question is this, Where is Plaxico Burress's mother? This is from's Matt Mosley:
"Even by Plaxico Burress' bone-headed standards, this latest incident is a doozy. According to media reports, Burress was enjoying a glass of wine while handling a loaded gun in a Manhattan nightclub Friday night when he accidentally shot himself in the thigh."
I am sure that is exactly what happened. Oh, by the way he did not have a permit to carry the concealed weapon. Think about how bad this could have been? Shortly after the Super Bowl, Plax made it clear he would not report to the team until they "re-negotiated" his contract which they mistakenly did. And how did he re-pay the Giants for their generosity...

"On the first day of the regular season, the Giants gave Burress a five-year, $35 million contract extension, including an $11 million signing bonus. He has rewarded them by drawing over $200,000 in fines, being suspended for a game and benched for another."

By the way, good ole Plax was already on the shelf for last Saturday's game with a Hamstring injury...I can't help but wonder, if he felt good enough to be at a dance club, maybe just maybe he could have suited up to be of help to his team.

However that would not constitute Plax being Plax. This year during her Christmas shopping for her son I hope Mrs. Burress remembers to get him a tourniquet as a stocking stuffer, because the bleeding has to stop.