Saturday, May 18, 2013

Another Disease Strkes Gay Men

This article was on Google News this morning and is from the New York Times.  It would appear that the perversion of casual, gay sex has borne some more nasty fruit.

They have come to Paddles, an after-hours sex club in Chelsea, not yet ready to end their evening. They prowl the long cinder-block hallway, exchanging knowing glances. A husky, bearded man in his 40s lounges on a corrugated black rubber bench, admiring a chorus line of smooth-chested 20-somethings, their flesh glowing under a pink neon sign and black lights. A man in a metal-studded black leather chest harness strides toward a back room, the hookup room, where a circle of men, skin glistening with sweat, hover around a swing, watching.

Then, in walks a skinny man in a black baseball cap, with soulful eyes and a nose that juts forward like the prow of a ship. He stops at a folding table set up between two video screens showing continuous reels of gay pornography. He strips off his black leather jacket, flexing toned biceps in a black muscle shirt. He sets up a red hazardous-waste bin as nonchalantly as if it were a plastic juice jug from Costco, arranges some Band-Aids and a bowl of lollipops next to it, and pulls out a syringe.

This is Demetre Daskalakis, a doctor and gay activist who has come to spread the message that a new health threat has emerged among the city’s gay population and that he is there to stop it.
“Have you been vaccinated?” he asks, smiling, his voice warm, as the half-naked men walk by.
A new, casually transmittable infection — a unique strain of bacterial meningitis — has cast a pall over the gay night life and dating scene, with men wondering whether this is AIDS, circa 1981, all over again. Seven men have died in New York City, about a third of diagnosed cases, since 2010. And in the last few months, the contagion seemed to be accelerating. It has targeted gay and bisexual men, and nobody knows exactly why.
The city’s best hope to curb the outbreak is to vaccinate as many at-risk men as possible, focusing on those most in danger: men who regularly hook up with other men whom they meet at parties, bars, clubs and through apps like Grindr. Dr. Don Weiss, the director of surveillance for the city’s Bureau of Communicable Disease, has called it “Russian roulette sex,” because “sooner or later, you are going to come across this organism and be exposed.”
The health department’s own vaccination efforts at several gay bars have had limited success. Men out partying want to have fun, not be told that they may fall prey to a lethal disease by doing so.
After coming out of the closet and AIDS and the fight over equal rights and gay marriage, they’ve been through enough, some gay men say. “As one of my guys who I vaccinated said, ‘What are they going to think of next?’ ” Dr. Daskalakis commiserates.
YES!!  Men out partying and screwing strange men and doing unspeakable things in the name of "fun", DON'T WANT TO BE TOLD that they may die if they continue in their perverse ways....THEY WANT TO HAVE FUN!!!!
How typical of humans....we all just want to do whatever the heck we want.  Don't tell us that anything is bad, irresponsible or perverse...can't you see we are just trying to have fun?!?!
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.  27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
It sure makes one wonder if the "due penalty" for their error is not only spiritual separation from their Creator....but also diseases that maim, disable and even kill them?

Friday, May 17, 2013

More Baby Killing...This Time in Texas

The pro-abortion groups want you to believe that Dr. Gosnell murdering babies already born was just an isolated we get this coming from Texas.

The lieutenant governor of Texas, David Dewhurst, demanded an investigation Wednesday of an abortionist whose employees claim he twisted the heads off of babies who were born alive during abortion procedures.

A new video exposé released Tuesday of the Aaron Women’s Clinic in Houston, one of three clinics owned by abortionist Douglas Karpen, depicts gruesome details of the practices of an abortionist who is currently facing a criminal investigation for allegedly allowing late-term babies to be born alive then twisting their heads off with his bare hands.

“Most of the time the fetus would come all the way out before he either cut the spinal cord or introduced one of the instruments into the soft-spot of the fetus in order to kill the fetus,” said Deborah Edge, one of the whistleblowers. “Either that or twisting the head off the neck with his own bare hands.”

Edge added, “Most of the time we’d see... the fetus would come all the way out, and of course the fetus was still alive.” Edge claimed that the doctor’s assistants could see the newborns breathing.
Edge claimed Karpen also suffocated babies by putting his finger down their windpipes and placed living babies inside trash bags.

“I think every morning I saw several of them,” she said. Of the 20 babies aborted in a day, Edge alleged that three to four of them were “completely delivered” before being killed.


Again, let me make this point one more time....the liberal mind (not God fearing) is horrified by 20 kindergartners being murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary.  They go hog-wild in an attempt to use the tragedy to get further gun laws.....thereby blaming the guns for the murders.

But when those same folks are confronted with the murder of 20 kids EVERY DAY at one Texas clinic...they have a tendency to shrug and say, "Well, this is just an isolated case.  Most abortion doctors are law abiding citizens who take their profession seriously and ethically."

Well....Sandy Hook was also just an ISOLATED CASE and most gun owners are law abiding citizens who take ownership of firearms as a serious responsibility and would NEVER commit a crime with a gun.

The fact is, the only difference between the murdered children in Sandy Hook verses the murdered children at this Texas abortion age of the victims.

And the godless simply can't see it.

"The Word of God is foolishness to those who are perishing."

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Next Stop....Polygamy!

Many conservatives, myself included, have said that once you make same-sex marriage legal, there will be other 'non-traditional' forms of marriage that people will polygamy.

Fair question;  If a man loves two women (who are we to judge between love and lust?) should he be allowed to marry them both?  What if it makes him happy?  Are you going to trounce your religious views on him and deny him his right to happiness?  What kind of a polyphobe are you??  You are just an intolerant hater!!

Recently, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council reintroduced a tired refrain: Legalized gay marriage could lead to other legal forms of marriage disaster, such as polygamy. Rick Santorum, Bill O’Reilly, and other social conservatives have made similar claims. It’s hardly a new prediction—we’ve been hearing it for years. Gay marriage is a slippery slope! A gateway drug! If we legalize it, then what’s next? Legalized polygamy?

We can only hope.

Yes, really. While the Supreme Court and the rest of us are all focused on the human right of marriage equality, let’s not forget that the fight doesn’t end with same-sex marriage. We need to legalize polygamy, too. Legalized polygamy in the United States is the constitutional, feminist, and sex-positive choice. More importantly, it would actually help protect, empower, and strengthen women, children, and families.

For decades, the prevailing logic has been that polygamy hurts women and children. That makes sense, since in contemporary American practice that is often the case. In many Fundamentalist Latter-day Saints polygamous communities, for example, women and underage girls are forced into polygamous unions against their will. Some boys, who represent the surplus of males, are brutally thrown out of their homes and driven into homelessness and poverty at very young ages. All of these stories are tragic, and the criminals involved should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. (That goes without saying, I hope.)

But legalizing consensual adult polygamy wouldn’t legalize rape or child abuse. In fact, it would make those crimes easier to combat.

Right now, all polygamous families, including the healthy, responsible ones, are driven into hiding (notwithstanding the openly polygamous Brown family on TLC’s Sister Wives, that is). In the resulting isolation, crime and abuse can flourish unimpeded. Children in polygamous communities are taught to fear the police and are not likely to report an abusive neighbor if they suspect their own parents might be caught up in a subsequent criminal investigation. In a United States with legalized polygamy, responsible plural families could emerge from the shadows—making it easier for authorities to zero in on the criminals who remain there.

Finally, prohibiting polygamy on “feminist” grounds—that these marriages are inherently degrading to the women involved—is misguided. The case for polygamy is, in fact, a feminist one and shows women the respect we deserve. Here’s the thing: As women, we really can make our own choices. We just might choose things people don’t like. If a woman wants to marry a man, that’s great. If she wants to marry another woman, that’s great too. If she wants to marry a hipster, well—I suppose that’s the price of freedom.

And if she wants to marry a man with three other wives, that’s her damn choice.


Yes!!  That is her damn choice!!  If she wants to marry three men and two women...that's her damn choice!!  If she wants to marry an orangutan...that's her damn choice!!  Your job as society is to support her, love her, pay for her and approve of matter what her choices are!!!

"In those days, Israel had no king.  Every man and woman did exactly as they pleased."  Last verse in Judges.

Now fast forward 2800 years;

"In those days, America didn't recognize or fear God.  Every man and woman did exactly as they pleased."

Hat tip to Christine P.


Dreams, Visions and 300 Lashes

The intolerance and ignorance of Islam continues to make the news...this time in Saudi Arabia where they sentenced a man to 300 lashes for helping a woman find Christ.

A Lebanese man was sentenced to 300 lashes with a whip and six years in prison for his role in helping a Saudi woman convert to Christianity and flee the kingdom in the latest example of the religious intolerance that grips the region.

The court in the Eastern Saudi city of Khobar -- situated on the coast of the Persian Gulf -- also sentenced a Saudi man to two years in prison and 200 lashes for helping the young woman named Maryam -- who has been dubbed “the girl of Khobar” -- in her escape to Sweden to secure asylum.

Maryam, whose case has been closely followed in Saudi Arabia, criticized Saudi Arabia’s Sunni monarchy for instilling in her a hatred of Judaism and Christianity, according to the English-language Saudi Gazette. The Jeddah-based paper wrote that she “fell in love with the religions after she found peace in Christianity.”

Maryam, who last year appeared in a YouTube video and proclaimed her conversion to Christianity, embraced Christianity after dreaming about climbing to the sky and hearing God say that Jesus is his son, according to the Gazette. But her unabashed faith did not go over well in her homeland, which has been singled out for its intolerance of religious beliefs other than Islam.

Saudi Arabia’s failure to guarantee religious freedom in its closed society prompted the bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in its new report to cite the Gulf monarchy ruled by the 88-year-old King Abdullah as a “country of particular concern” because of its egregious violations of religious freedom.

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Did you catch that little phrase in there about the girl's dream of climbing to the sky and hearing God say that Jesus is his son?  Just one more example of the thousands of Muslims coming to Christ from dreams and visions....which is one more sign that we are in the Last Days.

So how many tanks, bombs, fighter jets and bullets do you think we give to the Saudi Arabian Kingdom?  Why would we give military aid to folks who hate Christians and torture people who don't bow to Muhammad?  How much must we NEED THEIR OIL in order to sign a deal with the devil to get it? 

It will be very interesting to see how Jesus judges America.  On the one hand we have been a haven for Christian missionaries to be trained and financed to go forth and bring the Gospel to the dark, lost world and we have also been used to support and incubate the nation of Israel....BUT....Jesus will have much against us as we have armed the Muslim horde even knowing full well their hatred and persecution of Christians and Jews.

"Who cares??  We need their oil...we don't really care what they do as long as the oil keeps flowing."

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A Sad Day in Minnesota

As most of you know, Minnesota will now be the 12th state to legalize gay marriage.  Our preaching pastor wrote about this on his blog today...and of course I agree with him is sad to see how traditional marriage is being torn down right before our very eyes.

Excitement hit the streets of St. Paul and Minneapolis this evening creating an atmosphere much like
those when the Twins won the World Series. Except this was not the excitement of a sports championship. This was not the excitement of an outstanding guest visiting our communities. This was not even the excitement of an ethnic or cultural celebration. No, this was excitement over the signing of the Marriage Freedom Act by Governor Dayton. Friends, Minnesota is now the 12th state in the country to fully legalize marriage between people of the same sex. For many of us this will be remembered as the day when Minnesota turned its back upon a definition of marriage that had withstood the tests of time, cultures, and civilizations since the very beginning - the Garden of Eden.

But, it was not long after the Fall that Satan began to attack that foundational principle of marriage. By the time we get to Genesis 4, just a few generations after the Garden, we read about a man named Lamech who married two women (Genesis 4:19). The Bible even gives us the names of his two wives. Lamech was one of these men who lived on the edge - the wild side, if you will. Continuing in Genesis 4 we read, "Lamech said to his wives, 'Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me. If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times.'" (Genesis 4:23-24). Lamech boasts of his sins - polygamy and murder and dares God to do something about it. And, by the time we get to Genesis 19, we are introduced to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah whose sin of homosexuality caused God to totally wipe those cities off the face of the earth - there is no evidence of their existence today, although many have looked for their ruins.

Read entire entry here;

Remember friends, we ARE called to love all sinners because WE are all sinners.  The love of Christ can change a sinner's heart. 

Will there be people who were born greedy who will be saved?  Yes.  Will there be people who were born with adulterous hearts who will be saved?  Yes.  Will there be gluttonous people in heaven?  Yes.  Will there be idolaters in heaven?  Yes.  BUT...we are all called to REPENT of our sin and continually work to conquer the desires of our flesh by the power of the Holy Spirit that dwells within us. 

The problem with the gay agenda is that some insist that they want to be part of the Body of Christ while EMBRACING their particular favorite sin.

If a man came to our church and said, "I struggle with adultery but I sure love the Lord and I want to leave my life of sin."...then I expect there would be people at our church who would love to work with him through his struggle.

If a man came to our church and said, "I struggle with gay lust but I sure love the Lord and I want to leave my life of sin."...then I would expect there would be people at our church who would love to work with him through his struggle.

But if a man comes to our church and says, "I love gay sex and anything I love can't be a sin and I demand that you embrace my lifestyle and put your stamp of approval on it.".....then I would expect our church to say, "We will welcome you with open arms when you acknowledge your sin and you have repented and ask the Lord to come into your life and change your heart."

Time to Ask Obama About Gosnell

Let's ponder that foolishness of the liberal brain for one second.....on the one hand the liberal mind was OUTRAGED over the massacre at Sandy Hook that killed 26 people with 20 of them being innocent little children.  That massacre used a gun so the liberal mind immediately wants to do something to get rid of guns!

Following Sandy Hook Obama said, "If there is even one step we can take to save another child . . . then surely we have an obligation to try."

And now we have Dr. Gosnell convicted of murdering probably thousands of babies by cutting their spinal chords...but where are the liberals saying we need to take steps to save another child by revisiting abortion laws?

They are mostly silent....because they are PRO for killing children they don't want....but ANTI when children get killed that they do want.

When President Barack Obama was asked about the murder trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, he said "I can't comment on it because it's an active trial."

Now that a jury has found Gosnell guilty on three first-degree murder charges for infants he delivered before snipping their spinal cords, one involuntary manslaughter charge in the botched abortion death of Karnamaya Mongar, and 21 counts of illegal late-term abortions, we can find out what Obama thinks about the case and the country's abortion culture.

It will be particularly interesting given President Obama's personal history. Known as one of the country's fiercest defenders of abortion rights, as an Illinois state senator Obama twice voted against bills that would have "defined any aborted fetus that showed signs of life as a 'born alive infant' entitled to legal protection." He said he viewed the bills as backdoor attacks on a woman's legal right to abortion. He's also given conflicting information about whether he supports the right to late-term abortions such as the ones Gosnell was convicted of performing.

So now that the trial is over, reporters should ask if President Obama still opposes laws that protect infants that survive abortions. After the school massacre in Newtown, President Obama suggested reforms to the country's gun laws, saying, "If there is even one step we can take to save another child . . . then surely we have an obligation to try." So let's find out the specifics of his proposed abortion reforms post-Gosnell.

The Gosnell trial's gruesome details about the cold-blooded killing of infants, the mistreatment of their corpses, racist practices and the disgusting conditions of the clinic have shocked the nation's conscience regarding the culture of abortion. This trial and this verdict will generate serious discussion about abortion policy in the United States and elsewhere.


Evil will be called good and good will be called evil.  Darkness will be called light and light will be called darkness.  Isaiah told us this over 2800 years ago....and we are certainly doing just that as America plunges down the slippery slope.

Major Terror Attack Coming for America

It is being reported that Iran has given the go ahead for major terror attacks within the USA.

Update: On Tuesday, the source provided additional new information on the terrorists’ plan for a major attack – that it is to take place within weeks and is planned to be “spectacular,” using a new method. The information was immediately passed on to the appropriate U.S. agency.

Iran has given the go-ahead to operatives of three terrorist groups that have infiltrated the United States to carry out missions, including what is expected to be a Mumbai-style attack on a hotel where innocent bystanders would be killed, WND has learned.

A full report with many details of the missions has been passed on to U.S. officials.

Three targets have been chosen within America for imminent attack, and the terror teams have now cut communications with the operational center in Iran, a sign that they are moving ahead with the attacks, according to a high-level intelligence officer within the Islamic regime.

If only one of the attacks occurs, the regime will consider the operation a success, the source said. Tehran believes, he said, an attack would not be traced back to Iran due to the nationalities of the operators.

One of the planned attacks resemble the Mumbai attack in 2008, the source added, in which a hotel was targeted, hostages were taken and 164 people were killed over several days. India alleges Pakistan used proxies to carry out the Mumbai attack so it wouldn’t be traced back to Pakistan, just as Iran now is using proxies to hide its current terrorism. The information provided by the source provides details of a new jihadist coalition with a focus on creating instability in the U.S.

The source said the regime views the Boston bombing as a successful terrorist attack in which fear was created, U.S. intelligence questioned and a sense of security diminished. There has yet to be any link to a specific group or country.


We Americans love and value our freedom.  If terrorists start blowing stuff up on a regular basis and triggering massive man-hunts like happened in Boston...our freedoms will start to vanish. 

The government won't HAVE to take our freedoms, no, we will ASK them to take our freedoms because of our desire to feel safe again.

Just think about how stupid, wasteful and expensive our airport security has gotten because of 9/11.  We now spend $millions searching old, white women from Iowa before they get on a plane....even though in the history of the world there has NEVER been a white woman from Iowa who has blown up an airplane as a suicide bomber.

The terrorists know how stupid and politically correct we are.  They also know how expensive our stupidity is. 

The Muslim terrorists know that they can further bankrupt us if they can force us into a Boston-style man-hunt once per week that costs $billions as we shut down cities and deploy 6000 armed police officers to capture two Muslims who killed 3 people and injured some dozens more.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Russia Will Not Tolerate Israeli Attacks on Damascus

As the world's focus continues on Damascus and the train wreck that Islam is causing there....the prophecy of Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38 seem to come further into focus with every passing day.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, while in Shanghai, was given a sharp dressing-down by Russian President Vladimir Putin, a warning that Russia would not tolerate further Israeli attacks on Damascus and would respond.
Putin did not say how, but he did announce he had ordered the acceleration of highly advanced Russian weapons supplies to Syria.

Israeli Debkafile's military sources disclosed that the Russian leader was referring to S-300 anti-air systems and the nuclear-capable 9K720 Iskander (NATO named SS-26 Stone) surface missiles, which are precise enough to hit a target within a 5-7 meter radius at a distance of 280 kilometers.

In his phone call to Netanyahu, the Russian leader advised the prime minister to make sure to keep this in mind.

Since Syrian air defense teams have already trained in Russia on the handling of the S-300 interceptor batteries, they can go into service as soon as they are landed by one of Russia's daily airlifts to Syria. Russian air defense officials will supervise their deployment and prepare them for operation.

Moscow is retaliating not just for Israel's air operations against Syria but in anticipation of the Obama administration's impending decision to send the first US arms shipments to the Syrian rebels.
So we have Russia drawing closer to Iran and Syria...but now we have Turkey getting more miffed at how might this thing all play out?  How can Damascus be destroyed and then Russia, Turkey and Iran all come together to plan an invasion of Israel to destroy her once and for all and take all her wealth?
We have no idea HOW this might all come together and HOW it all might play out...but we can know this for sure;  The players of the VERY LAST DAYS are all in the headlines every single day.  Israel, Iran, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Libya (Benghazi anybody?)...and of course don't forget about the general horde of Islam which is causing so much trouble, unrest and perversion all over the world.
The players are on stage.  Maybe what sets it all in motion is the rapture of the church?  When that happens, America will be the most affected country on the face of the earth and I doubt she will survive.  This will embolden the Muslim horde to see America in the horde cracks out its chemical weapons and decides they want to kill some Jews to reunite the Syrian people.  Israel will scramble their nuclear bombers while the Syrians are filling the warheads and Damascus will be gone by the time the morning light dawns.
If Isaiah 17 happens AFTER the rapture then we know that the Antichrist will be on the earth and has allowed the Jews to build the 3rd Temple and signed a peace treaty between Israel and the Muslim horde....but Russia and the horde get an evil thought in their heads to take out Israel once and for all...and while they are at it they will take their gold, minerals, natural gas, oil and probably their cutting edge Ezekiel 38 and 39 are the result.
Just so you are aware, many prophecy watchers are saying the Ezekiel 38 IS the battle of Armageddon...which is cut short by Christ.  Of course many other prophecy watchers say it is a totally separate event.
Who is right?  Who knows?  What we do know is that the players are all on stage and many folks have the feeling that something big is stay sober and keep working for the Kingdom because the trumpet could blow at any moment which will call all followers of Christ into the clouds to meet our Savior!
Amen!  Come Lord Jesus!

Syrian Rebels Post Video of Eating Enemy's Heart

Hey friends....did you think Bashar Assad was a bad dude while he ruled Syria with an iron fist?

Just wait until you see who the "rebels" are who are going to overthrow him and take over the country.

Rebels fighting against Syrian strongman Bashar Assad's forces have published a shock video showing one of them eating the heart of a dead rival.

Some in Israel saw the video as further proof that the U.S. is pursuing a wrongheaded Middle East policy. David Haivri of the Samaria Regional Council commented on the video, saying that "Syrian rebels are committing war crimes and proud to display this on the internet. If these animals win the war they will be glad to eat our hearts and abuse our women.

"The USA's lightheaded actions in the Middle East are a threat to Israel," he added.


So does it seem wise for America to send these "rebels" guns, bullets, food or ANY support what so ever?

Can you see Satan rising as the demons of war, violence and perversion are unleashed in Muslim lands?

Who will stand up to it? 

The church in America is sound asleep as they continue to work on their plans of CHRISLAM by uniting the "good parts" of  Islam with Christianity.

Our President may be at the very least a Muslim all we can expect from him is to keep saying "Islam is a great religion of peace."

Our U.S. Military is part of the United State's bankrupt not sure how many more foreign adventures we can afford to get into today...even if we wanted to.

So I guess we will need to leave it to teeny-tiny Israel to ward off the Satanic horde that is brewing in the Middle East.

Godspeed Israel!  Hope you can keep the cannibals off the rest of us!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

"Like Meat in a Crock pot"

As the abortion doctor explained to the 26 week pregnant woman, they first kill the baby in her and then let the meat tenderize in her womb, "like meat in a crock pot"...and after a few days the dead baby gets soft and is more easily pulled and/or pushed through the birth canal.

Here’s a portion of the dialogue that the doctor had with an investigator who was 26 weeks pregnant at the time (as transcribed by Live Action). The two were discussing how the baby is terminated and removed:
Dr. Carhart: It gets soft – like, mushy – so you push it through.
Woman: So what makes the baby “mushy”?
Dr. Carhart: The fact that it’s not alive for 2 or 3 days.
Woman: Oh. So I’ll have a dead baby in me?
Dr. Carhart: For 3 days, yeah… It’s like putting meat in a crock pot, okay? … It gets softer. It doesn’t get infected or–
Woman: OK, so the dead baby in me is like meat in a crock pot.
Dr. Carhart: Pretty much, yeah … in a slow cooker.

Following the article there were numerous comments to this article.  Here is a great one;

Lord God Almighty,
this world is as dark as of the times of Noah. The wickedness of man is great in the earth, every imagination of the thoughts of man are only evil continually. Will you not again have sorrow and repent of the creation? Will you not again seek to destroy that which has grieved your heart?

Lord God Almighty,
hear my plea, look upon the creation once again, embrace that which pleases, perform that which your inspired Word has prophesied concerning the gathering of the church.

Lord God Almighty,
hurry the time to fulfillment, I wish to come home.

Amen!!  I believe there are a lot of us folks who are followers of Christ that are getting tired of hearing and seeing the perversion, murder, lies, corruption and injustice all around us and we are getting more eager to go home to our eternal dwelling place with Christ.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Another Mass Shooting...This Time in New Orleans

"Men will be lovers of violence....", said Paul when he described the last days. 

Certainly as we watch the growth in extreme fighting, the butchering in movies that we watch for entertainment, the cheering that goes on when fights break out at hockey games and now we have another mass shooting.

NEW ORLEANS — Gunmen opened fire on people marching in a neighborhood Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 19.

The shooting — described by the FBI as a flare-up of street violence — shattered the festive mood surrounding the parade that drew hundreds of people to the 7th Ward neighborhood of modest row houses not far from the French Quarter. Cell phone video taken in the aftermath of the shooting shows victims lying on the ground, blood on the pavement and others bending over to comfort them.

At least three of the victims were seriously wounded. Of the rest, many were grazed and authorities said that overall most wounds were not life threatening. No deaths were reported.

The victims included 10 men, seven women, a boy and a girl. The children, both 10 years old, were grazed and in good condition.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu urged witnesses to come forward with information during a news conference Sunday night at a hospital where gunshot victims were taken.

“These kinds of incidents will not go unanswered. Somebody knows something. The way to stop this violence is for you all to help,” he said.

Mary Beth Romig, a spokeswoman for the FBI in New Orleans, said federal investigators have no indication that the shooting was an act of terrorism.

“It’s strictly an act of street violence in New Orleans,” she said.


Friends, New Orleans is a capital for demonology.  The tarot cards, fortune tellers, gay-party headquarters, prostitution, drug use, drunkenness, corruption, haunted houses, UFO sightings and overall debauchery that takes place in that city would make a Corinthian stand back and watch in amazement.

Remember the hurricanes that have decimated that city?  Is God giving us a foreshadowing of what life is going to be like as the Holy Spirit is withdrawn and He gives us over to the desires of our flesh?