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.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Opus 2017-403: Headlines: Collateral Damage

A Republican bites the dust in the current feeding frenzy of the media.  His name is Trent Franks and he is from Arizona.  He has not been on my radar so I know nothing about him except he has caved to the feelings of some snowflakes.  His sin?  According to the Daily Signal he raised the topic of being surrogate mothers with a couple of staffers and made them feel “uncomfortable”.

The issue of surrogate mothers is an ethical issue that I am not trying to address.  Since the congressman and his wife already had twins by a surrogate mother, I would assume that the issue is not the legality of the process.  If the issue was raised in the proper way I don’t know how you would find a surrogate mother but to ask.  Although I have a lot of questions about it, I would think it an honor for someone to think highly enough of me to bring it up.  But two women felt uncomfortable and thus this man is resigning.

I guess he is trying to be noble and spare his family from the media circus which brings me to the scary part of his statement,
“Rather than allow a sensationalized trial by media damage those things I love most, this morning I notified House leadership that I will be leaving Congress as of Jan. 31, 2018.”
He is resigning rather than face “trial by media”.

This is dangerous.  There are a lot of maybe’s here.  Maybe he has other skeletons he does not want to come out.  Maybe he did more than ask politely.  Maybe he is a key vote that the Democrats wanted to remove.  Maybe, maybe, maybe...  The fact of the matter is that we have a man driven from office by innuendo and implication.  It could be the right choice.  More than likely it is the first of many surrenders to a media that wants to overthrow the last presidential election and doesn’t care how much damage they do to liberty in the process.

Is Trent Franks guilty of something that requires him to resign from congress?  Not that I read about, but he feels intimidated enough to back out gracefully.  How about the others?  I am in favor of Judge Moore hanging in there because he has the guts to resist the bullying of the Democrats and media (redundant, I know) and the RINOs that are their allies. 

What will you do when they come for you?  You don’t think you are important enough?  Wait until they want something you have. 

Will you be a Trent Franks or a Roy Moore?

homo unius libri


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    1. It is a joy when I meet someone who gets the connection.

      Grace and peace.


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