More Than Politically Correct

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Concerning Independence Day and the Recent Ruling on Marriage:
Many fought and died for our country’s independence. The first Americans, Christians, came across the sea for the purpose of being free from the proverbial thumb of England/Great Britain.. to practice their Christian faith freely.
Others who came were also allowed the rights to live in whatever ways pleased them, but the country itself was founded in Christian principles and Biblical Laws. Our country was to be run in a manner consistent with the ideals of right and wrong according to the Bible.
That is why our country grew so fast and so well. That is why our country has been so blessed.
Some (a lot) of people have the mistaken idea that giving everyone in America the same rights and benefits equates to being free and equal, but that is just not the case.
Seniors don’t have the same benefits as children. Non-citizens don’t have the same benefits as citizens. Homo-sexuals should not have the same benefits as hetero-sexuals.
There is a set of guidelines to live by, outlined in the Bible. If we are to live by these guidelines, as our fore-fathers intended, we cannot have homo-sexual marriages, nor can we in any kind of good conscience give them the same benefits as a Biblically decreed hetero-sexual couple. To do so would be to undermine the very foundation of our great and beautiful country. To support homo-sexuality in ANY way is to negate the Bible and tear America up from its roots, because America is based in the Bible, and the Word of God clearly frowns upon and steers us away from such a lifestyle (though the individuals involved in it are still loved and acknowledged).
Studies have proven, time and again, that children are raised best in a home with two married hetero-sexual parents. God knew this before we were created. This is one reason why He defined marriage to be between one man and one woman. Because that is what is best.
To “be fruitful and multiply” as The Lord commanded the human race in Genesis, marriage MUST be between one man and one woman, not only for health, not just for family stability and a balanced environment, but for procreation. Two men together cannot bear children. Two women together cannot bear children. There must be a man and a woman for this to happen. Surely, homo-sexuals can raise a child once it is born, as the argument stands today, but the family unit of a homo-sexual lacks the balance and stability a child needs to grow to their full potential.
On the afore-mentioned guidelines; we as humans must have a set of rules that we live under in order to be truly free. It seems oxy-moronic, but it’s true. When we throw out the rules in the name of “freedom and equality”, we are shooting ourselves in the foot, opening the door to the worst kinds of depravity and subjecting ourselves to slavery and bondage.
Homo-sexuality is bondage. Bondage to selfish, sinful desires.
There are reasons God made the rules the way He did and there are reasons why our forefathers chose to sail away from their homeland in order to create a new country based on these rules and principles, not the least of which reason is because they are right, just and true.
We would do well to live by them.
The way to help a homo-sexual is not to say “here, you can now be married and have extra benefits and adopt children so that you can try to assuage your guilt by fooling yourself, trying to live a normal life like normal people”. It cannot be done.
The only way to help a homo-sexual is to reach out to them in love and share with them the gospel, the good news, that Jesus loves them, even in their sin, and that He died for them, bruised and bloody, taking their place on a cross, so that they could be free. Truly free.
The concept of our nation, I believe, was (partially) built upon the principle found in this Bible verse:
All things are permissible for me, but not all things are beneficial.
The founding Fathers wrote up all of our country’s documents with this in mind. They wrote the rules, the laws, so that we could live in such a way that would be beneficial to us. That, to me, is true freedom and independence. The Freedom To Do What Is Right. That is what our great-grandfathers fought and died for on Independence Day.
Let’s not throw it all down the drain for the sake of a false equality. Homo-sexuals are worth just as much as hetero-sexuals. They are still valuable as people. They, too, have the right to live as they please. But, let’s face it. They are just not the same and their lifestyle is not beneficial.
Homo-sexuals should not be granted the same sacred covenant as a man and woman, given to us by God as an example of Christ’s love for His Bride, the Church. It borders on sacriligous to take a God-given position, based in Christianity, and give it to someone who, so obviously, is not following that aspect of the Christian faith. It almost smacks of treason as well, since our beautiful nation was built on Christian, Biblical principles, and it tells me that our current government has no respect for our country or it’s history.
Smoresy
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stinkhorn mushroom

So after my husband discovered this strange looking fungus in our front garden earlier this afternoon I was sent on a wild mushroom hunt, via Google and discovered that this odd, chicken-foot-looking thing is known as “stinky squid mushroom,” or more professionally, “Pseudocolus Fusiformis.”
I have since learned, in these past few hours, that stinkhorns are famous for popping up unexpectedly in peoples’ yards and gardens and that they grow in a WIDE variety of shapes. Just like any good mushroom, they appear when it is moist so it is not surprising that we consistently have some ‘shroom or another somewhere in our yard at any given time. This area has had quite a mild Spring and Summer thus far, with plenty of rain. Yesterday and today it has been particularly wet (though that did not stop us from enjoying some fireworks in a friends field last night), and I saw a time-lapse video on YouTube that showed a stinkhorn growing in 3 hours, so putting those 2 things together, again, no surprise that this “stinky squid” was not in our yard this morning, and yet it was upon arriving home again.
Stinkiest thing I’ve smelled in a while, aside from the daily diapers of two small boys…
According to the ‘net, stinkhorns are not poisonous and some are actually considered a delicacy in their egg stage (proven true by my daring husband, who put one in his omelet one morning).
So my conclusion is this: aside from some stench once they are mature (which could very well be in just a few hours), there is nothing to fear from these evil-chicken-foot-looking, fungus stinky squids. 😉