Friday, December 17, 2004


I was hanging around Polipundit last night and stumbled across the link to this remarkable website (hattip: greg). It seems the site was created to allow politicially correct bluestaters to make sure they do not render unto Republicans any of their currency.

The site breaksdown US companies by catagories and then lists the percentages of donations to both the Republican party and the Democrat party. A quick scan of the catagories reveals some fascinating information about the politicial persuasions of our favorite businesses.

It will come as no surprise that ABC and CBS donated heavily to the Kerry campaign. But did you know that FOX gave twice as much to Kerry as to Bush? And that General Electric, the parent company of NBC, gave way more to the Bush campaign than the Kerry campaign? This is particularly wierd in light of the recent study that shows NBC to be way more biased against Christianity in their programing than the other MSM dinosaurs. Read about that study here.

Without too much effort it is possible for a redstater to use this site to quickly assemble a list of pro-Republican business to frequent and a list of pro-Democrat businesses to avoid. I like the idea of giving my business to businesses that share my redstate values. How 'bout you?

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Vox Blogoli VI

Hugh Hewitt asks, "What does Newsweek's story on Christmas tell us about MSM?" Here are a few of my thoughts:

I have to admit I haven't read the Newsweek story but I did read the Time Magazine article that is very similar. It seems both articles approach the Nativity Story in the same manner. The authors begin by claiming to be "believing" Christians. Then they present biased evidence that the facts about the Incarnation are suspect at best and blatant lies at worst. In other words, the Newsweek and Times articles are presented as one thing, and are, in fact, another.
The news magazine articles definitely demonstrate that the MSM continues to hide their liberal agenda to debunk Christian beliefs and values behind a veneer of objective analysis. In many ways, the "reality-based" belief system of the "progressive" worldview is similar to the Pharisees of the New Testament. Jesus was very critical of the Pharisees. He called them hypocrites, the term used to describe the mask-wearing actors of the day. He hated their hypocrisy and called them "white-washed tombs full of dead men's bones." Not very flattering, eh?

Just like the Hollywood actors of today playing parts in a play, the liberal media attempt to hide their real beliefs behind a facade of objective reporting. Because of that, they come across as inauthentic and deceptive, and the only people they fool are themselves. The Apostle Paul described them as "having the form of godliness, but denying the power thereof."


Jim Wallis and his pacifist buddies at Sojourners magazine are at it again. They've recently bought a full-page ad in USA Today to show off their New Confession of Christ. Read it at the links above.

In this
overtly political hit piece, Wallis played the God card to score points with his liberal constituency. I was not overly impressed with his list of fellow travelers. Most are so open minded that their brains fell out years ago. I wouldn't be surprised if the liberal left use this piece in their attempt to persuade others that they actually hold the moral high ground.

I find myself suspicious of Pacifists, having claimed to be one, for a season. At the heart of my pacifism was a large dose of cowardice and a keen ability to deny reality. I was a silly boy whistling in the dark. It wasn't until a few years after my conversion that I discovered the Just War Theory and quickly abandoned my pacifism to become a true peacemaker.

I agree with C.S. Lewis, who during WWII, said that "war is very disagreeable." Be that as it may, evil and aggression are a reality, and we may be doing more harm by ignoring or not stopping evil. He said that a society of pacifists won't remain pacifistic long!
"Only liberal societies tolerate Pacifists. In the liberal society, the number of Pacifists will either be large enough to cripple the state as a belligerent, or not. If not, you have done nothing. If it is large enough, then you have handed over the state which does tolerate Pacifists to its totalitarian neighbor who does not. Pacifism of this kind is taking the straight road to a world in which there will be no Pacifists."

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


Thanks DJ for posting my profile on Polipundit. Welcome to all who were willing to take a closer look at MissionMind. The name MissionMind is from a non-profit organization I recently founded to help Christians demonstrate, declare and defend the historic Christian faith. Our mission is to love God with all our strength, our souls, and our minds. For too long Christians have lived as thought the old cliche "Christianity is intellectual suicide" were true. It is anything but. I have never been so intellectually stimulated and challenged as I have since becoming a Christian!

You may have noticed that things Christian have become a target of intolerance lately. Liberals claim tolerance about everything except the Christian faith and the ACLU and others are making a concerted effort to remove all God-talk (particularly that of Jesus) from the public arena. Sadly, too many Christians are unable or unwilling to speak out against the outright lies and false accusations communicated daily through the media, the entertainment industry, and the education system.

I was well trained as a missionary to demonstrate God's love through acts of mercy and to declare the biblical way to reconciliation with God. I was not prepared , however, to confront the secular and postmodern worldviews of today with a clear explanation of the Christian worldview. That's why I've taken a sabattical from missions to study Christian Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary.

The seminary was founded by Dr. Norm Geilser, one of the leading apologists today. Dr. Geisler has written over 60 books on the subject and personally influenced such giants in the field as Ravi Zacharias, Josh McDowell, John Ankerberg, Hank Hanegraaff, and Frank Beckwith, to name a few. I firmly believe Christians today must be trained in the first principles of sound rational thinking and Christian apologetics. As Dr. Geisler says, "Christians must be like cultural doctors. We must study the diseases before we can diagnose and proscribe the cures."

Monday, December 13, 2004


Or better yet, State of Shock. Michael Crichton is not one of my favorite authors. I must admit I've seen more of his movies than I've read his books. I particularly was turned off by his pro-abortion writings.

Therefore, I was surprised by the politically incorrect topic of his newest book, "State of Fear". Crichton has been making the morning show rounds promoting a book that debunks the "religion" of environmentalism, specifically human-induced global warming.

This is a must read for those unsure of just what to believe concerning all the apocalyptic hype.