Sunday, October 29, 2017

Jewish, Christian and Islamic Teachings All Say Homosexuality Is The Worst Sin



I'll preface what you want to do in your own home is your business but don't ever expect me or others that are holy with God to except it.  

Today I saw a post that says that the bible says nothing about homosexuality as people during the times of the bible didn't understand or know about it.  That is a complete lie.  Here is what the some of the holy books say:

Torah

Leviticus has two separate lists of sexual prohibitions, one in chapter 18 and another in chapter 20; the prohibitions are similar, although only the latter includes punishments. Both lists include male homosexual intercourse:

Lev 18:22

 Do not lie with a male as one lies with a woman; it is an abhorrence.

Lev 20:13

If a man lies with a male as one lies with a woman, the two of them have done an abhorrent thing; they shall be put to death – their bloodguilt is upon them.

Bible

Hebrews 13:1-5

1 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. 3 Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. 4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Romans 1:26-28

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 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. 28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.

Quran:

Islam is clear in its prohibition of homosexual acts. Islamic scholars cite these reasons for condemning homosexuality, based on teachings of the Qur'an and Sunnah:

It clashes with the "natural" order in which God created human beings.
It brings destruction of the family and the institutions of marriage.
It leads people to ignore God's guidance in other areas of life
In Islamic terminology, homosexuality is alternatively called al-fahsha' (an obscene act), shudhudh (abnormality), or 'amal qawm Lut (behavior of the People of Lut).


Islam teaches that believers should neither participate in nor support homosexuality.

Quran (7:80-84)

80. And (remember) Lout (Lot), when he said to his people: "Do you commit the worst sin such as none preceding you has committed in the 'Alamin (mankind and jinns)?

81. "Verily, you practise your lusts on men instead of women. Nay, but you are a people transgressing beyond bounds (by committing great sins)."

82. And the answer of his people was only that they said: "Drive them out of your town, these are indeed men who want to be pure (from sins)!"

83. Then We saved him and his family, except his wife; she was of those who remained behind (in the torment).

84. And We rained down on them a rain (of stones). Then see what was the end of the Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists, sinners, etc.).

Quran (26:165-166)

"Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males, "And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing"

All religions talk about forgiveness if one goes back to God and gives up sinning.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Halal Vs Kosher, Thee Foods Are More Similar Than Different





"Halal” is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permissible. Halal food is food permitted for consumption according to the Islamic dietary law as dictated by the Quran. Foods that is not permissible is called haram meaning unlawful or prohibited.

The word” Kosher”, meaning proper or fit, originates from the Hebrew word “Kashrut”. Food that conforms to the Kashrut, the Jewish Dietary law is said to be kosher and fine for consumption. Kosher laws are derived from the Torah.

These dietary laws don't just restrict themselves to a the specifics of a type of food, but also include how the food is prepared for consumption, and what other food can or cannot be eaten in combination with it.

Meat Guidelines
Permissible Meat
According to Islamic law only certain types of meat are considered to be clean for consumption:

All Cattle
Sheep
Goats
Camels
All types of buck
Rabbits
Fish
Locusts
All animals other than fish and locust are considered halal only when they are slaughtered according to certain guidelines.

Which foods are kosher?
Kosher law disallows eating some animals; and for those that may be eaten, there are rules for how to slaughter and which part of the animal may be eaten. The following are permitted:

Animals that have hooves split in two and chew the cud. e.g., cows, sheep, goats and deer are kosher. Other animals — like rabbits, pigs, dogs, squirrels, cats, bears, horses and camels — are not kosher.
Birds like chicken, goose, duck, turkey and even pigeons are kosher. Predatory and scavenger birds are not kosher.
Fish that have fins and scales like tuna, salmon, carp, herring, flounder and pike.
Forbidden Meat

Islamic law prohibits certain animals and meat products to be haram or unlawful:

Meat not slaughtered according to Islamic Law
Animals whose blood is not fully drained.
Pig and other by products.
Donkey & Mule
Dead animals
Carnivorous animals
Birds of Prey
Any marine animals except for fish.
Amphibians
All Insects except for Locust.
Animal Blood & Reproductive organs
Pancreas & Gall Bladder


The following animals and meat products are not considered kosher according to Jewish Dietary law:

Animals not slaughtered according to Jewish law.
Animals whose blood is not fully drained.
Camel
Pig
Rabbit/Hare
Predatory and Scavenger birds
Shellfish, catfish, sturgeon, swordfish, lobster, shellfish, crabs and all water mammals
Rodents
Reptiles and amphibians
Milk, eggs, fat, organs obtained from prohibited animals.
Slaughter Guidelines
Meat is considered to be halal if it is clean, lawful and slaughtered with certain guidelines:

The slaughterer should be Muslim.
The animal should be prayed over before slaughter.
The knife must be sharp to minimize pain.
The throat of the animal is cut and the knife may not be lifted before the cut is complete.
The Trachea, Esophagus and both jugular veins must be severed or at least three of the four arteries must be severed for the meat to be Halal.
All the blood should be drawn from the animal.

For meat to be kosher, the animal is slaughtered following certain guidelines:

The “Shochet “or slaughterer should be Jewish with knowledge of Jewish laws.

The slaughter should be a quick, deep stroke with no nicks.
All blood should be drawn from the animal.

The lungs of the animal are inspected to make sure there are no defects to deem the meat Kosher.
Kosher and Halal Certification

Halal certification agencies like the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America ensure that halal certified food is widely available in the United States.

Kosher certified food is widely available with certifications conducted by various agencies spread across the United States.

Petty Politics? Senate Majority Leader Attacks Senate Gubernatorial Candidate


Patrick Colbeck

Arlan Meekhof

Petty Politics?  Embattled Michigan Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof who is under fire for his poor Senate building decision strips Senator Patrick Colbeck of his Michigan Senate Committees and Subcommittees.  Here is what Patrick Colbeck believes happened:

I was notified yesterday via a letter from the Senate Business Office that the Senate Majority Leader, Arlan Meekhof, decided to remove me from all Michigan Senate Committees and Subcommittees. No reason for the decision was provided in the memo, but last week Meekhof approached me to express that he was upset that I did not notify him of my intent to attend a Right to Life of Holland Dinner which is in his district.

His decision was an obvious, petty, political response to our rising political momentum in the wake of the GOP Leadership Conference on Mackinac Island. He was simply looking for any excuse he might use to cast aspersions upon my gubernatorial run. My attendance at a Right to Life of Michigan Event in his district appears to be just what he was looking for. Remember, at one time, Arlan was being considered for a gubernatorial run.

I should not be surprised by the Senate Majority Leader’s actions. Despite my service record, I was the only Republican Senator not to receive any committee chairmanships when he took over the leadership role. When I asked him at the time why I did not receive any committee chairmanships, he cited my opposition to Obamacare Expansion and Common Core as the top 2 reasons.

It is worth noting that I am on the side of the majority of Republicans with these positions. I'm not backing down. I speak for the majority of citizens who are tired of politics as usual and want our elected officials to represent the interests of the people who elected them to office not the special interests who provide the bulk of the financing for their campaigns.

As former Speaker Newt Gingrich once shared with me, ‘One should not be surprised if the alligators bite while one is draining the swamp’.