published Friday, September 6th, 2013

Choose a loving God and other letters to the editors

Choose a loving God

I am privileged to pastor a church that believes in love and acceptance, not one that promotes hostility and intolerance. We don’t see homosexuality as a “sin.” It is a sexual orientation that has genetic roots. In other words, it is God-given.

How can those who profess to follow Jesus condemn mothers and fathers for the emotional support of homosexual children? The Aug. 28 editorial page included an attack on Matt Nevels who supported his son through an agonizing death due to AIDS. This attack has no connection to Christianity. Then this letter condemns the father’s defense of his son as “perverse.” This is not Christianity. This is hate speech.

This hateful letter is placed next to a letter that advances the prospect of a loving, non-judgmental Christianity. This deeply considered approach is in marked contrast to cruel, vindictive self-righteousness. This juxtaposition makes the choices very clear. You can follow a loving God or belong to a church that promotes hate speech.


Christians are being persecuted

First the Christmas scenes that were encouraged for 200 years have now been declared illegal. Even crosses at memorials and cemeteries on public property have been attacked.

Many believe that human life begins at conception, and that abortion is therefore murder. But new laws force them to contribute to insurance plans that finance abortions and birth control. Christian hospitals are being pressured to perform abortions.

Christ commanded Christians to go teach all nations His way of living. But a Pentagon official has equated Christian proselytizing with rape. He says in effect that a Christian knocking at your door and inviting you to his church is a bad as someone raping your wife or daughter.

Army chaplains are discouraged from using the name of Jesus

Biblical Christians still believe that homosexuality is an abomination to God. Yet American and Canadian courts have forced biblical Christians to provide printing and photographic services to gays or go out of business.

It has been said that “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” The silent majority has been silent much too long.


What’s different this time around

Question of the decade: Who said, “The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation”?

The answer: Barack Obama in 2007 when he was campaigning for the presidency of the United States.

A follow-up question, this one for right now: What has changed since 2007?

Answer: The speaker was elected, twice, to the presidency and now has a different perspective.


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lkeithlu said...

Good grief, Dr. Herzog. Christianity isn't under attack in the US. Christians are in the majority. The rest of us are simply holding you to the constitution for once. You want to feel like a victim? Move to the Middle East, where Christians are truly under attack. Get a grip.

September 6, 2013 at 7:47 a.m.
conservative said...

Well Mr. David Brown I read your letter and I am thankful for one thing -

You are one brazen HEATHEN!

No one but a fool would ever be fooled by you.

September 6, 2013 at 12:04 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

I'm an admitted atheist ("heathen," if you will - much better to be a heathen than the vile sort of "Christian" that con-man professes to be), but I have nothing but respect for Christians or other monotheists who strive to live lives of love and compassion, not indulging in the hateful and despicable finger pointing of the self-righteous fundamentalists. For con-man to find anything at all disagreeable about what Dr. Brown said only shines a light on how reprehensible his (con-man's) brand of Christianity is. He is a hold-over from the Inquisition and the era of witch burning and his God is first and foremost a God of wrath and vengeance. Both he and the imaginary sadistic God that he worships make a mockery of the very word LOVE. I imagine he often pines for those days when he would have had free reign to purge society of those he deems to be sinners, heretics, and witches, when he could pin his badge of righteousness to his pumped up chest and display it even more prominently than he already does. What a disgusting and perverted, arrogant little twit he is.

September 6, 2013 at 2:37 p.m.

Dr. Brown: It is my choice to give You the benefit of the doubt that You are truly a Pastor and not a deceiving individual only posing as a Pastor. Having said that, it 'seems' as if You want to 'tip toe' around the facts that:

  1. The number of women with HIV giving birth in the United States increased approximately 30%, from 6,000 in yr. 2000 to 8,700 in 2006. (Probably many, multiplied more time that by now)kwo

  2. The responsibility of caring for AIDS patients and orphans is also an issue that has a greater effect on women.

  3. How can the preponderance of the overwhelming facts be denied. This regarding the extreme burden per capita of HIV/AIDS is indeed within the homosexual community/population. The percentages speak through a monumental megaphone amplified with the power of volcanic eruptions! kwo.......PER CAPITA...Capiche?

  4. It appears that within a set number of years homosexual and other HIV/AIDS treatment, housing, transportation, wheel chairs, exorbitantly priced prescription drugs, counseling, food allowance, general tax payer paid living expenses may actually break our entitlement funds accounts. Medicaid, especially.

  5. Every minute one young woman becomes infected with HIV.

  6. Men Having Sex With Men Accounted For 61% Of All New HIV Infections In The U.S. In 2009. That Number May Be Much Greater Now! While CDC estimates that ONLY 4% of men in the United States are Men Having Sex With Men, the rate of new HIV diagnoses among Men Having Sex With Men in the United States is MORE THAN 44 (fourty-four) TIMES that of other men.

  7. Third world nations laughing Washington D.C. to scorn for having a higher HIV/AIDS rate than they do! Over 7% (Seven Point Four Percent, Actually) of the 40-49 year old residents have HIV/AIDS. OVER THREE PERCENT OF THE WHOLE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA RESIDENTS HAVE HIV/AIDS!*** THIS IS OVER THREE TIMES FOR WHAT QUALIFIES THROUGH THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AS E-P-I-D-E-M-I-C!!!

September 6, 2013 at 10:58 p.m.
  1. No known treatment for this 'Sex Superbug'. "The greatest resistance to gonorrhea treatment is among individuals who have had male to male homosexual contact"

  2. The rate of new HIV diagnoses among Men Having Sex With Men in the United States is MORE THAN 44 (forty-four) TIMES that of other men.

  3. GUT PARASITES. These infections often occur with the kind of 'sex' in which homosexual individuals often prefer. What some Physicians label as 'The Gay Bowel Syndrome' is a combination of intestinal or anorectal infection/trauma caused by homosexual sex.

  4. Multiple GUT PARASITES, which carry their own varied host of spore-type opportunistic infections are becoming rampant among the homosexual community (this may be obvious due to their choice of sexual expression).

  5. Among the infections homosexuals contract are: Condyloma acuminata, hemorrhoids, nonspecific proctitis, anal fistula, perirectal abscess, anal fissure, amebiasis, benign polyps, viral hepatitis, gonorrhea, syphilis, anorectal trauma and foreign bodies, shigellosis, rectal ulcers, and lymphogranuloma venereum.

  6. Studies show that many homosexuals focus entirely on the rectums of Innocent Toddlers, and, Other Youth] What was meant to be discarded/expelled from the human body (feces), many homosexuals eat and play in, and, smell as a way of life. This is precisely one of the reasons that our Creator, The Lord God of Hosts, Jesus Christ, calls homosexuals 'DOGS'. Dogs return to, and, eat their own vomit. Dogs are one of the few lower animals who eat their own, and, other Dogs F-E-C-E-S. ERGO, their Creator Calls Them, Rightfully So...DOGS. Homosexuals=DOGS, (Holy Bible) DOGS=Homosexuals...according to The God of all Creation, He said that, Not Me. SELAH! Please be Aware That the General Public May be Put at Risk by the Homosexual Population From Something as Common as Movie Theater Seats. This is Due to the Loss of Anatomical Control (sphincter muscle) Caused by the Kind of Behavior Homosexual Individuals Often Prefer. (Especially Homosexual Men With Men.) Wet body fluids do penetrate fabrics and reach to theater patron's hemorrhoids, etc. (This is serious, not a joking matter).


September 6, 2013 at 11:01 p.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

Orr wrote medical advice: "Please be Aware That the General Public May be Put at Risk by the Homosexual Population From Something as Common as Movie Theater Seats. This is Due to the Loss of Anatomical Control (sphincter muscle) Caused by the Kind of Behavior Homosexual Individuals Often Prefer. (Especially Homosexual Men With Men.) Wet body fluids do penetrate fabrics and reach to theater patron's hemorrhoids, etc. (This is serious, not a joking matter)."

"Please be aware that the general public may be put at risk by the Bible-Thumping population from something as common as religious stupidity. This is due to the loss of brain capacity to think and the belief in myths as reality (fundamentalists) caused by reading old works of poorly written fiction and read by superstitious goat herders who knew not science and logic, and the priestly caste getting rich from selling "sacrifices" to the ignorant at temples. This same scam is perpetrated today by fundamentalist preachers, faith-healers, and TV con-men posing as prophets of Gawd.

Reading the Bible with reason and science may induce body fluids by laughing so hard you wet your pants. So if attending any fundamentalist function where the congregation speaks in tongues, writhes on the floor, teaches that the Bible is inerrant, scientific, and historically accurate, please consider putting plastic sheets under your butt to prevent your body fluids touching fundamentalists' hemorrhoids (and by their actions and rants they always seem to be itching and HUGE). As you know, Satan lives in urine and might impregnate the fundamentalists through their hemorrhoids to give birth to the Anti-Christ. (This is serious, not a joking matter.)

DaytonsDarwin -brazen hedonist, avowed atheist, and laughing at all things religiously fundamentalist.

September 6, 2013 at 11:29 p.m.


My stomach muscles are so strong now from having laughed so hard and often regarding the wit and humor of some of Your posts!..kwo

September 7, 2013 at 6:10 a.m.

44% of homosexual men, 36% of lesbians have 'tossed the salad'.

(above statistics from 2011 National Health Statistics). "From where do these people get these urges?"

From Wikipedia, the following:

"'...Tossing the salad'... has potential health risks arising from the oral contact with human feces. Diseases which may be transmitted by contact with feces include: bacterial diseases include shigellosis (bacillary dysentery); viral systemic diseases include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, poliomyelitis, human papillomavirus (HPV) and herpes simplex virus; parasites include intestinal parasites; and infections and inflammations chlamydia infection, gastroenteritis, conjunctivitis, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted infections." Is Oral Sex Safe?. University Health Center at the University of Georgia. Archived from the original on 10 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-12 (from internet archive)

You will find that an inordinate number of lesbians are getting a costly disease...throat cancer. "Another recent study suggests a correlation between...'tossing the salad'... and throat cancer. It is believed that this is due to the transmission of HPV because this virus has been implicated in most cervical cancers. The study concludes that people who had one to five oral-sex partners in their lifetime had approximately a doubled risk of throat cancer compared with those who never engaged in this activity. Those with more than five oral-sex partners had a 250% increased risk compared with those who never engaged in this activity." Roxanne Khamsi (9 May 2007). "Oral sex can cause throat cancer". news service. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-12

September 7, 2013 at 6:57 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Ken I have flagged your 11:29 and 6:57 posts.

September 7, 2013 at 7:21 a.m.
conservative said...

Are you scared Ken?

September 7, 2013 at 7:44 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Butt out, conservative.

September 7, 2013 at 8 a.m.
conservative said...

I ain't scared of no Atheist or proud heathen for greater is He that is in me than he that is in this world.

September 7, 2013 at 8:27 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

I didn't ask you to fear. I asked you to mind your own business.

September 7, 2013 at 8:31 a.m.
conservative said...

I went to Mr. David Brown’s website.

Jesus warned us of wolves in sheep clothing but I wonder if someone so blatantly and brazenly opposed to our Lord would qualify.

Mr. David Brown and his sheep are heavily political, into earth worship and welcome all sodomites - sort of an activist sex club.

They even identified themselves as Liberal and I am thankful for that warning.

They make no mentioned of Jesus Christ or the Gospel, an absence that should easily warn others.

However, they do use the term “Christian faith” so there is that deception.

No, I will not name the false church or the website.

September 7, 2013 at 8:39 a.m.
daytonsdarwin said...

conservative wrote: "for greater is He that is in me than he that is in this world."

Sounds like Conservative is enjoying a little gay sex this morning. Is Conservative "Coming Out" of his little closet?

September 7, 2013 at 9:43 a.m.
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