Archive for November 24, 2008

internet-dating2Online dating organizations have come and gone. Few of them make a dent in the general marketplace. Among the dominators have been eHarmony with its bajillion item Myers-Briggs questionnaire and publicly avowed, born-again Christian CEO Neil Clark Warren, Ph.D.

Well, after a decade of making a viable brand and somehow surreptitiously envoke the name of God, Neil Clark Warren has done what so many others in his position have done. He caved to the stress of “the man,” as seen in this story by blogging hottie (and writer par excellence) Michelle Malkin.

In this case, the “man” is a collective group of vociferous sexually confused folk traipsing around eHarmony’s HQ in drag – the otherwise known homosexual community. (OK, not all of them are in drag, but I’m all about creating word pictures. Work with me people.)

New Jersey plaintiff Eric McKinley can now crown himself the new Rosa Parks — heroically breaking down inhumane barriers to Internet matchmaking by forcing a law-abiding private company to provide services it was never created to provide.”Men seeking men” has now been enshrined with “I have a dream” as a civil rights rallying cry of the 21st century. Bully for you, Mr. McKinley. You bully.

Genius! Seriously, this law suit was nothing more than a money grab, and an opportunity to get 15 minutes on Pride radio and an exclusive in The Advocate.

Please. There are gay matchmaking sites EVERYWHERE. Why go here? You think there would be chiseled brothers sweltering in the closet who would jump out (and snap in a circle no less) at the very look of young Eric McKinley’s photoshopped head shot?

And I am just sayin...

And I am just sayin...

No, this was about a political agenda against – wait for it – Christians.

To bash them in the mouth, kick them in the shin and kick dirt in Gramps Warren’s face.And have Hollywood adore you for it.

You feel good about yourself now? You should now that Warren had his PR reps pen this force-fed update on the company:

According to the settlement, eHarmony will launch a new website, CompatiblePartners.net, aimed solely at the homosexual community. As part of the settlement, eHarmony, Inc. will advertise the website in homosexual media outlets, will allow the first 10,000 users to register free and will pay $50,000 to the attorney general’s office and $5,000 to the man who filed the initial complaint. It also will post a statement on the new website saying its matchmaking strategy is based on research involving heterosexual couples and not homosexual couples. (Source: Baptist Press)

What’s next for Warren? Gender profiling for advertising in “stereotypical” homosexual media outlets. Maybe they’re not gay, just “colorful”. Who ever thought what used to be a pot o’ gold and the dude from Lucky Charms would end up being the rally towel for unity agendas everywhere.

Somewhere, Noah is in heaven kicking the crap out of the Ark… and Judy Garland is possibly there as well taking no more requests for her famous song.

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another-reason-for-the-seasonWell, this story from the Christian Post is giving an entirely new meaning to the “Naughty & Nice” list, and some Christians who have an affinity for the four-o’clock mayhem after Thanksgiving may not enjoy the news. (For the entire list Mall shoppers, click here and enjoy).

Liberty Counsel, dubbed in the alarming article as a “conservative Christian legal group,” announced its sixth annual “Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign” – a national campaign geared against retailers who ban Christmas references from their holiday advertising.

You know, all the national press they are going to get will make Liberty Counsel a “foe” to those PC gone wild retailers. Kitschy, huh?

Um, “6th Annual”?! What happened to the overwhelming coverage from the first five? I’m just sayin’.

A few companies that made the “Nice” category on both lists included Bed Bath & Beyond, Family Dollar, Macy’s and Wal-Mart. The Office Depot, CVS Pharmacy and Gap were some stores that both lists had labeled as “Naughty.”

Whew! Family Dollar and Wal-Mart. America, you can have Macy’s. As long as I can buy tube socks 1800 for $3.95, I am good for the holidays.

Not to be outdone the American Family Association has their own list that has created some ballyhoo among the two organizations. The source of their angst – Best Buy [insert chilling soap opera music here].

Liberty Counsel, which features a more extensive list, had placed Best Buy under the “Nice” group of retailers for featuring “Guaranteed Christmas Delivery” on its website and selling Gift cards for Christmas. The pro-family group, on the other hand, had named Best Buy AFA’s top SCROOGE Award winner for publishing a 2008 “Holiday Gift Guide” that reportedly avoids Christmas and refers to Christmas in an online survey as “this holiday.”

Those #$%&@! While the guaranteed Christmas delivery is nice, if you are so lazy to get off your blessed assurance and not pick up your own refrigerator with DVD display, then you deserve to be Santa at the local town square. But that “this holiday” reference both blows and is somewhat innocuous.

I mean with all the jingle bells, fake snow on the windows and melodious sounds of the great Burl Ives on the loud speaker, and you can’t figure out what “this holiday” is, you are need of Santa to bring you a lot more than an Xbox and a G.I. Joe with the Kung Fu action grip. You need a frontal labotomy. Ah well, there are the lists… ho ho ho!

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, good for you. [And if you haven’t, please visit here and let us know].

That said, there is only one way to heaven – through the arms of the Father. He is God in the flesh, physically risen from the dead and came to earth to sacrifice his life for us all. That includes God’s chosen people, the Jews. Seriously, that last point takes reminders from time to time.

For instance, if you are a pastor – in let’s say, Australia – and have biblical knowledge God really wants orthodox Jews to become Messianic, you may want to tone down the rhetoric and evangelical whooping when shunning them all to hell.

jewish-puppiesWord to the wise, next time this guy is preaching fire and brimstone to God’s Chosen People, he may want to think of flowers, tweety-birds or cute puppy dogs (note the Orthodox picture).

A Baptist pastor has admitted telling Jewish leaders that Jews were “going to hell” and faced a fate “worse than the Holocaust” because they had not accepted Jesus as their saviour.

Now even though Pastor Kevin Harris (said pastor with an ADL target on his back) says he was conveniently “misunderstood and misquoted,” dude needs a prophecy, and HiScrivener is always up for that. So, eh-hem: “SHUT UP!”

Listen, I abhor being “PC” more than most, but please take that prophecy, Pastor. Anyone – regardless of creed or culture – will receive a horrendous fate if they refuse Jesus as Savior, but to compare anything to an international genocide is never a good Homiletical point of reference, you dolt.

Now, this guy has the Austrailian Jewish Board of Deputies on his case. Moreover, young Pastor Harris has to rock the olive branch and claim his Zionism by wearing a Yamika, Shammos robe, find some handy Umim and Thummim and play some Dreidel.

“It was a chilling experience,” he said. “While one is only too aware that there are fundamentalist beliefs and extremist preachers out there, his brazen approach and the fact that he is influencing others on a daily basis are the issues of real concern.”

Ya’ think? Whether it was anti-semitic or just anti-smart, I don’t think this pastor will be preaching the Romans Road with quite so much vigor next time. Just an observation.