Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Opus 2014-107: Persecution Watch: Don’t Preach It, Brother

The Thought Police are on duty.  Today it is a Seventh Day Adventist, tomorrow it could be you.

It only made the Drudge Report one day.  I had to try several times to find it with Google.  It seems that Dr. Eric Walsh is both a government worker and a pastor.  His day job is, or maybe was, Public Health Director for the city of Pasadena, California.  In his private life he is an associate pastor in a Seventh Day Adventist church.  This man had the audacity to actually get in a pulpit and preach what the Bible teaches.  For this he has been put on administrative leave.  For this he has “withdrawn” from speaking at a commencement speech at the local community college.

Before I go any further, let me share a paragraph with you.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
In case you don’t recognize it, this is the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.  This is the supreme law of the land.  This is becoming hate speech.

The Bible has some clear moral teachings.  One very clear standard of God is that homosexual activity is a sin.  In spite of all the statements to the contrary there is really nothing to discuss.  This man, this ordained minister in a recognized denomination, had the vulgarity to actually stand in a pulpit and make a public statement that has been the standard of Western civilization for thousands of years.  He did not make these statements at work or in a general public forum.

For this he has been attacked by the Fascist (Progressives, Socialists, Communists, Educators, Democrats, Rhinos, elitists) Thought Police.  He has offended NAMBLA.  He has alienated the GLBT community.  He must be silenced.

You may not be concerned.  That is probably because you have been so neutered that you don’t have any thoughts that the Fascists (Progressives, Socialists, Communists, Educators, Democrats, Rhinos, elitists) are worried about.  They don’t care what you think of Beyonce.  They do care what you think about God’s standards of righteousness.

The persecution is on.  You are not free to express your opinions anywhere.  You will be recorded and hounded. 

Get ready.  Or just sit down, shut up, turn on the TV and veg out.

homo unius libri


  1. He apparently doesn't take his faith too seriously, but then I've never heard of any Seventh Day Adventist martyrs, though there may be some.

    1. Now that you mention it, I haven't either. I am sure they could come up with some.

      Grace and peace.


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