Archive for January, 2014

‘Bye-bye, Girl Scout Cookies,’ blogger says.


by Hariette Petersen
(Hariette blogs, HERE.)

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Didn't need all those calories anyway.  If it weren't for my penchant for devouring an entire box of their chocolate-covered coconut concoctions, I'd buy two dozen boxes every year -- just to support those innocent little Girls Scouts. No more, though. I won't even buy one box. And it has nothing to do with how many calories one cookie contains or how high its consumption pushes my triglycerides on my blood tests. It has nothing to do with how I feel about those darling little girls dressed in green uniforms with bright yellow scarves, either.

It's all about abortion. It's about Planned Parenthood. Yes, even good things can fall prey to bad influences. By all accounts Girl Scouts USA has fallen. Who would have imagined? Who would believe it? But it's true. According to the stunning article linked below, "Many Girl Scout councils are... teaming up with their local Planned Parenthood in various ways."

"There are a lot of accusations in the blogosphere about the Girl Scouts. Some are fact, like the Girl Scout organization works alongside abortion providers and funds/promotes abortion rights advocacy groups. And some are sensationalized, like Girl Scout cookie money pays for abortions (although cookies do fund Girl Scouts’ concerning agenda).  So what is the real truth about Girl Scouts?" (for a breakdown read more of this article.)

Any group that stands side by side the abortion-pushing Planned Parenthood loses all support from me. And Girl Scouts USA is shoulder to shoulder with the group that has promoted and helped the slaughter of nearly 57 Million babies since Roe v. Wade was passed under false pretenses. 

Girl Scouts of USA is so linked to Planned Parenthood it uses pathetic examples of women for girls to emulate and look to for inspiration:

GSUSA provides girls, as young as 11 years old, a list of speeches by “Eloquent Women” to assist them with their public speaking badge. Recommendations include Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s speech advocating for a women’s right to birth control. Other eloquent women speeches promoted by GSUSA include Lady Gaga and Sally Field both advocating for same sex marriage, a curious recommendation given that GSUSA claims it doesn’t allow advocacy for a particular lifestyle or sexual orientation.

That Girl Scouts USA promotes a totally racist woman like Sanger from whom to model their speeches is disgusting. Her ideology (and that of other groups the GSUSA are associated with), are light-years away from what the Girl Scouts were originally founded upon and have enjoyed for so many years.

"...GSUSA fails to tell us that the international level of the Girl Scout organization, the  World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), which counts every Girl Scout in the world in its membership of 10 million girls, frequently works alongside International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to advocate for abortion on demand for youth."

We all might want to be prepared to teach our girls a different way to influence America. We may want to bake another batch of cookies and let the Girl Scouts crumble under the weight of Planned Parenthood. Again, I recommend Pro-lifers read this article before they purchase a box of Girl Scout Cookies this year. It killed my appetite for the once-tempting treat. It's clear to me that any dime that goes to this organization helps fund activities wherein girls are fed the Planned Parenthood ideology and views on a child's reproductive system and the abortion of babies.

A Grandmother Agrees: Beware of Disney


The comment below came in response to the post yesterday, "Beware of the Disney Channel."
The content of the comments was so inspiring that, SBCToday believes it warrants as much exposure as possible.


by "Grandma Jo"

Not only do I totally agree, I myself do the exact same thing. I will not watch ANYTHING that depicts immoral, ungodly, perversions that seem to be all over TV and at the movies. I also BOYCOTT any and all products that pay to have these programs on TV. I realize I'm just one person also, but I have decided that if more like me decided also to throw their dollars elsewhere, it might make a dent at some point. I have a granddaughter who lives with me, and she used to watch Charlie on Disney; but after reading that this week I've told her no more, and no more Disney.  Like you, we've also begun a campaign to play games and cards at our house. We also look things up on the Internet, such as shows and programming about animals, the world and of course, the Lord.

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How Does Your Theology Read John 3:16?


by Ron F. Hale

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“John 3:16, perhaps the best known verse in the Bible,” says Dr. Jerry Vines, “is also perhaps the first verse we learn and the last one we forget. This one verse has brought multitudes to Christ. Herschel Hobbs called it ‘the Gospel in superlatives.’ Martin Luther called it ‘the Bible in miniature.’ A.T. Robertson referred to it as ‘the Little Gospel.’ Others have called it the 'Mount Everest of Holy Scripture.’ Still others have called it ‘the most exquisite flower in the Garden of Holy Scripture.’ I like to call it ‘the Gospel in a nutshell.’” [1]

This golden text is simple enough to speak to the head and heart of a child and demanding enough to woo a theologian to a cloistered calling studying the scope of God’s sacrifice and salvation.

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Beware of the Disney Channel


by Hariette Petersen
(Hariette blogs, HERE.)

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The Disney Channel is no longer fit for children to view.
I can no longer trust Disney at all. If they do it once, they'll do it again and again and again. I fully expect they are not far from producing an animated movie with a princess meets princess and prince meets prince where they kiss and everyone lives happily every after. Everyone but me.

When my granddaughters wanted to watch Good Luck Charlie, I sat and watched it with them. It was (and I do mean "was") another one of those shows I could sit through and point out moral values. I could also address how selfish, insecure and self-centered the mother, Amy, was in the show -- how she is always upstaging her children. She is made to seem lovable and quite comical with how she interferes, but it's plain to me that she wants what she wants and is going to show her kids up in every situation possible. In one episode, she tries to steal her toddler's artwork and use it as her own. The show gives a demeaning view of women in general, and I do hope my granddaughters do not grow up to be anything like her. HOWEVER...

That's not the issue that broke the proverbial camel's back for eliminating this show and every other Disney show from my television viewing. NOPE.

I could use her shenanigans to point to the better characteristics of my granddaughters' own family units and how their mother was sacrificial and nothing like Charlie's mom. Her kids are always getting into one silly predicament after another; but in the end, they work things out in ways that show a better way of doing "life" in general. That is, until now.

Enter the lesbians.
“This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors,” a spokesperson for Disney Channel said when the casting was first announced in June 2013. “Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.” click HERE to read more of this report.

Yeah. Disney has decided it is "relevant" to introduce the two lesbian women to the show to force-feed their view of "inclusiveness and diversity." Thus, it is quite clear to me that Disney no longer wants my granddaughters to view their channel with Good Luck Charlie -- or any other show. If they feel it is their responsibility to force-feed that trash and perversion down my throat in their shows, then my only recourse is to boycott all Disney programming. No more movies. No more television channel. I will henceforth be playing cards with my grandchildren when they come over.  We'll go back to jigsaw puzzles, Monopoly, Candyland and matchgames. We'll do pick-up sticks, Yahtzee and Scrabble. We'll bake cookies and pies and cupcakes. And I'll be reading Little House on the Prairie, as well as watching the reruns of the shows.

Disney and other shows seek to infiltrate our lives with their constant barrage of shows and unacceptable perversions. While only 9 percent of the country is supposedly homosexual and lesbian, our entire country is suppose to not only bake them wedding cakes and tolerate their behavior -- we are to accept it as normal and pure. It is not. It is not normal. It is not natural. It is not pure. It is against all things holy, and as long as I have breath, I will state the biblical view of that as well as the biblical view of fornication and adultery and every other sin that God directs us to repent of and turn away from. I will do whatever I can do to protect my grandchildren from seeing the perversion of society as normal. I will not subject myself to the promotion of all things of God as evil or intolerant.

I don't watch filthy awards shows, nor do I condone sexually driven commercials. I no longer eat at Burger King or Carl's Jr. I dropped my Go-Daddy domain names. I refuse to watch shows that write in political views that denounce all things conservative or Christian; so, bye-bye Law and Order and Chicago Fire.

I am constantly turning off the television set -- or switching the channel -- it's ridiculous. I rarely go to a movie. Even Saving Mr. Banks failed to draw me to the box office. Why? Because one of the most liberal-supportive actors in Hollywood was the star of that show -- Tom Hanks. I won't give him another dime to push his liberal agendas down my throat by donating to his political party. I know I'm nobody in the scheme of things. I know my 9 bucks means nothing to their billions. But I will not bow down to Baal. That is what I do every single time I watch a movie or listen to a song any of these people produce. I'm done. So, Good Luck Charlie and Disney, I'm through with you.


An amazing example of giving / Todd Starnes


Chic-fil-A feeds 100s of storm-struck folks for free.

by *Todd Starnes, Fox News


SBCToday is grateful to Todd Starnes and Chic-fil-A for this account of Christian compassion.
The sort of selfless generosity as demonstrated by the manager of the Birmingham, Ala., franchise is exemplary in today's corporate world.

Read Todd's heart-warming (and stomach-filling) account, HERE, and you will, once again, understand why it is more blessed to give than to receive.


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