Sunday, 11:00PM HBO – I just watched “The Newsroom”. Did you see it? If not, search for it!

11:00pm  I just watched HBO artfully condense the some of the themes I have tried to present in my 3000+ posts.  I hope all America was watching the Tea Party, The Republican Party and Senator Mitch McConnell revealed for the anti-Americans they are.  Somewhere along the way they got lost or were subverted to an evil agenda of transforming America into a nation of uncaring, lying, insensitive anti-heroes who serve that god mentioned in the Old Testament: Money, self-indulgence,power-for-power’s-sake.  Bal!  After enslaving a people for 300 years, they worshiped money! Slaveowners eked out wealth by the sweat of forced, black immigrants, the lovers of success, excessive profits,etc. have led us to the Republican Party [and the Tea Party that has a yoke around their necks] and Willard Mitt Romney and his lust for the Presidency..,.greatest power…for a human. [Scorn!] We blacks have earned our place in the fabric of America.  No laws should be made which take away our right to vote! That is what Mitch McConnell’s WAR ON OBAMA is trying to do. The triumph of the Civil Rights Movement for all minorities cannot be undone! No, Tea Party, it cannot! Segregation masked as “States Rights” is dead!

This HBO program, “Newsweek, presented the truth of our reality. Hoards of money have been amassed by forces that hide in the dark.  On November 6, 2012 will evil triumph over good?  Will millions of Americans do the right thing and vote to re-elect Barack Obama?  Will we see the largest turnout of Democrat voting power ever seen?  Will America be America again and reclaim our reputation in the world of being the epitome of goodness, empathy, true religious values?  The Constitution may not have made us a Christian nation when it  established religious tolerance. But, we, the people have always been led by the Hand of God to be one people united with a fervor to make this world that He gave us worthy of  His children!

by GoodOleWoody

Dedicated to Dorothy Cooper of Tennessee


Don’t you see?

All truly good Americans must vote to re-elect Barack Obama

on November 6, 2012!


What the New Testament Says about Homosexuality

from Westar‘s membership magazine—The Fourth R 21,3 (May-June 2008)

William O. Walker, Jr.

Mainline Christian denominations in this country are bitterly divided over the question of homosexuality. For this reason it is important to ask what light, if any, the New Testament sheds on this controversial issue. Most people apparently assume that the New Testament expresses strong opposition to homosexuality, but this simply is not the case. The six propositions that follow, considered cumulatively, lead to the conclusion that the New Testament does not provide any direct guidance for understanding and making judgments about homosexuality in the modern world.

Proposition 1: Strictly speaking, the New Testament says nothing at allabout homosexuality.
There is not a single Greek word or phrase in the entire New Testament that should be translated into English as “homosexual” or “homosexuality.” In fact, the very notion of “homosexuality”—like that of “heterosexuality,” “bisexuality,” and even “sexual orientation”—is essentially a modern concept that would simply have been unintelligible to the New Testament writers. The word “homosexuality” came into use only in the latter part of the nineteenth century, and, as New Testament scholar Victor Paul Furnish notes, it and related terms “presume an understanding of human sexuality that was possible only with the advent of modern psychological and sociological analysis.” In other words, “The ancient writers . . . were operating without the vaguest conception of what we have learned to call ‘sexual orientation’.”1 (In the rest of this article I shall use the terms “homosexual” and “homosexuality” strictly for the sake of convenience.)


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Why Are Women Letting Men Wage a War Against Them? Cut Them Off, Ladies!

Ladies, when you were playing house with little Billy, you were thinking about having a real husband one day.  Little Billy was bored or, if testosterone had kicked in, sex!  When he reached his teens, Billy was heavy into the recreational sex thing. At the same time, he loved his mother.  One fine day, Billy was married to “the love of his life.” he thought. Later, he would realize:That title goes to Mom.  Billy had been taught that when he graduated from school, it was time to get a job, get married and start a family.  Whether he knew it or not, Billy’s relationship with his mother had a lot to do with his choice of wife and his concept of her role in marriage. Wife as equal or wife: “Barefoot and pregnant?”

Some men are socialized to want the so-called traditional marriage where the man works and brings home the bacon.  The wife cooks that bacon for him, keeps house and raises their children.  For many of us, that is impracticable. Today’s standard of living requires families to have two sources of income.  Women have to work and jostle their roles as lover, mother, cook, cleaning lady, gardener and nanny.  Girls who marry today expect to work and have a career for their own self-worth.  The age of the wife who is kept at home barefoot and pregnant, has passed.  Still men continue to dominate the landscape.  Little by little men have been influenced to grant women more civil rights as they worked side-by-side with them, though knowing that they were making just a bit more in salary…Why? Just because they are men.  Most bosses are men. Most of the members of Congress are men. For some reason unknown to me, some of these men grow up loving mother and grandmother and female siblings and cousins, but, deep down they hold a lesser regard for the worth of women in our society.  Men and women who grew up in “the church” have to deal with the Lord’s admonition: “Wives, submit to your husbands.” But, what does that mean?  From reading the Old Testament we know about the many times God told Israel to do one thing and the Israelites they did something else.  Each time God softened His heart and forgave them.

Women, ladies, the modern era requires that women be treated as equals of men in our secular government. (Rick Santorum would change that and make us all good Catholics.) Mitt Romney has said nothing about his religion.  Newt Gingrich has told us the sordid tale of his adulterous relationships with women.  Newt was in government for 30 years in positions of power, the same power structure that, today, is waging a war on women.  They think that even though they have no uterus or vagina, they know best when it comes to women’s reproductive health and women’s health in general.  This is ludicrous!  Men, the extent of your knowledge about women and how to relate to them physically, is knowing what size condom to buy. This your meager contribution to contraception. Contraception and women’s physical and hormonally charged emotional health should be in the hand of women.  Men, women are smarter than you. Let them control their bodies. Let them be involved federal conversations about laws which affect them.  Let women have the leading voices.  Experts agree: We would be a better country if women ran it. We, men, cannot look with pride on what we have done to America. Yes?

In another post I suggested that our women  mount a campaign to deny sex to their male partners until the Republicans abandon their silly, divisive and retrograde  “War on Women.”  Perhaps then they will create jobs… instead. [GoodOleWoody]