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Sunday Devotional: Was blind and now I see

Ezekiel 12:2

[Y]ou are living among a rebellious people.
They have eyes to see but do not see
and ears to hear but do not hear,
for they are a rebellious people.

And when a people are rebellious, with eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear, the result is the upside down world we live in where evil is called good, and good is called evil (Isaiah 5:20) because “the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers” (2 Corinthians 4:4).

We were amply warned by prophets and saints for the times in which we find ourselves. Humans are experts at lying. Every day and in every way, we find yet another case of monumental deception. (Go here and scroll down to a list of fakery that’ll take your breath away.)

So how do we acquire the eyes that see — the spiritual sight that penetrates the dark webs of deception which surround us?

How does one go from “I was blind and now I see“? (John 9:25)

The answer is Christ.

Always.

John 8:12

I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
whoever follows me will have the light of life.

And when you follow Him . . . .

Ephesians 5:8-14

Brothers and sisters:
You were once darkness,
but now you are light in the Lord.
Live as children of light,
for light produces every kind of goodness
and righteousness and truth.
Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.
Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness;
rather expose them, for it is shameful even to mention
the things done by them in secret;
but everything exposed by the light becomes visible,
for everything that becomes visible is light.
Therefore, it says:
“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will give you light.”

May the light of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you!

~Eowyn

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JC Penney in death spiral from gay-pandering: 138 stores to close by end of April

In 2012, J. C. Penney’s CEO Ronald B. Johnson had the brilliant idea to improve the century-old family store by pandering to homosexuals — a move that, in a time of the decline of brick-and-mortar stores, isn’t smart on the grounds of simple market calculation because homosexuals make up only 2-3% of the U.S. population (see “Something is rotten at J C Penney”):

  • In February 2012, J. C. Penney chose public lesbian Ellen DeGeneres to be the company’s spokesman.
  • In May, the company featured a lesbian couple in its Mother’s Day promotion.
  • In June, the company released a Father’s Day ad depicting two gay men and their children.

Ronald Johnson

Johnson was said “to have a disdain for JC Penney’s traditional customer base.” While head of J. C. Penney, he continued to live in California and commuted to work in Plano, Texas by private jet several days a week. (Wikipedia)

Johnson’s gay-pandering alienated many Christians who, quietly and without fanfare, began boycotting the department store. (I have not stepped foot into a JC Penney since.)

The boycott in turn led to a precipitous drop in the company’s stock performance by as much as -51% from February 2012 till April 2013, when the company fired Johnson, after only 17 months on the job, and apologized to its customers for having made “changes” that they didn’t like.

JC Penney never recovered from the gay-pandering debacle, as seen in this Morning Star graph of the company’s stock performance since 2012 (dark blue line):

On February 24, 2017 in a press release, J.C. Penney Company, Inc. announced it will close two distribution facilities and 138 stores over the next few months, in “a plan to optimize its national retail operations as part of the Company’s successful return to profitability.”

Click here for a list of stores that are slated to close. Most affected stores will begin the liquidation process on April 17.

Rotten CEOs like Ronald Johnson, who no doubt left JC Penney with a “golden parachute,” never pay for their mistakes. Instead, it’s the low-level employees who pay for the CEOs’ mistakes by losing their already low-paying jobs.

~Eowyn

Homosexual director of ‘Beauty and Beast’ wants to rip the Bible to pieces

I have published two posts warning about Disney’s new flick, Beauty and the Beast, that:

Now we know why.

Beauty and the Beast‘s director Bill Condon, 61, born in New York City and raised in an Irish Catholic family, is openly homosexual and has a visceral hatred for Christianity.

Pete Baklinski reports for LifeSiteNews, March 17, 2017, that in a 2007 interview with Passport Magazine, Bill Condon said he wishes he could “rip pages out of the Bible” when he stays in hotel rooms.

When asked what the first thing he does when he gets into a hotel room, Condon replied:

“I wish I could say I’m like [homosexual actor] Ian McKellen and immediately go rip pages out of the Bible, but there don’t seem to be bibles in the hotel rooms I stay in these days.”

According to a report by The Charlotte Observer’s Lawrence Toppman, there are two homosexual moments in the film:

  1. The first comes when “a young man whirls into the surprised Le Fou’s arms, and they dance happily away together”.
  2. Later in the dance, Le Fou “spins across the room and lands on the reclining Gaston’s lap, wrapping Gaston’s arms around him.”

Neither scene is found in the original Beauty and the Beast story, nor are they essential or add to the plot. Which makes Disney’s new movie a FAKE Beauty and the Beast!

Condon said in a March 1 interview with Attitude:

“Le Fou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realising that he has these feelings. And [actor] Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”

So committed and insistent is Disney on the homosexual message in Beauty and the Beast that the studio would rather swallow the loss of box office revenue in Malaysia than cut out the pro-“gay” scenes, as requested by the Malay government.

Beauty and the Beast is being boycotted by Christian and Conservative groups:

  • A petition to boycott the film created by LifeSiteNews has been signed by 131,000 people. The petition to Disney states: “Children’s movies are no place for promoting a harmful sexual political agenda, one that offends the deeply held beliefs of countless parents and families. I pledge to boycott both the Beauty and the Beast movie, and other Disney films and products, until such a time as Disney commits itself to protecting, not harming, the innocence of our children.”
  • The American Family Association has 51,000 petition signers saying they “can’t support Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie” because it pushes the “gay agenda on our children. Homosexual behavior is unhealthy and unnatural. It is irresponsible and careless of Disney to promote such an agenda in a movie designed and marketed to children.”
  • Colorado Christian University created a petition to Disney CEO Rober Allen Iger where “Christian Americans” pledge to “not allow our children or grandchildren to be subjected to your radical Left-wing agenda through your latest rendition of Beauty and the Beast. We will not allow you to bully us into going against our Biblically-based beliefs in natural marriage, and we will certainly not let you circumvent us as leaders of our families to force these beliefs on the impressionable young minds of our children.”
  • On March 2, evangelist Franklin Graham wrote his 5.5 million Facebook followers asking them to “say no” to Disney’s remake. “They’re trying to push the LGBT agenda into the hearts and minds of your children—watch out! Disney has the right to make their [shows], it’s a free country. But as Christians we also have the right not to support their company. I hope Christians everywhere will say no to Disney.”
  • Earlier this month Christian owners of an Alabama drive-in theater said they would refuse to show the film because it would “compromise on what the Bible teaches.”
  • Russia slapped a  16+ rating on the film, effectively banning children from seeing it.

Alas, the boycotts evidently are in vain. The movie had a record $170 million opening in the U.S. this weekend, earning $350 million worldwide. (Hollywood Reporter)

See also:

~Eowyn

Hollyweirdo pervert: Actor Armie Hammer likes grotesque S-M

Armand “Armie” Hammer, 30, is a Hollywood actor probably best known for playing the Lone Ranger in the 2013 movie, with Johnny Depp as Tonto.

Armie is the great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer — son of Russian Jewish immigrants, whose father, Julius Hammer, founded the Communist Party in New York.

Despite being an oil magnate, most closely associated with Occidental Petroleum, a company he ran from 1957 until his death in 1990, Armand Hammer had close ties with the socialist Soviet Union. He also had close ties with Al Gore’s family.

Armie Hammer, the actor, dropped out of high school in eleventh grade to pursue an acting career. He is also an S-M fetishist, the kinkier the better.

National Enquirer reports, March 13, 2017, that Armie signaled his kinky fetish when he clicked “like” on a series of grotesque S-M photos on Twitter, including:

  • A photo of the “super nipple technique” of Shibari bondage master Hajime Kinoko with “alternative model, shibari & cirque artist” Maya Homerton.

  • A photo of a woman in S-M latex designed by Reflective Desire, a company whose wares include full head-to-toe costumes. Some are topped with breathing apparatus, while outfits like “Bathtime” promise “an evening of filthy filthy space kittens in need of a bath!”

In a July 2013 interview, Armie Hammer told Playboy how his 2010 marriage to actress Elizabeth Chambers constrained the acting out of his sexual fantasies. He said:

“Well, if you’re married to a feminist as I am, then it’s… I don’t know how much we can put here without my parents being embarrassed, but I used to like to be a dominant lover. I liked the grabbing of the neck and the hair and all that. But you can’t really pull your wife’s hair. It gets to a point where you say, ‘I respect you too much to do these things that I kind of want to do.’”

Armie Hammer is 6’5″. God help any woman whose “neck and the hair and all that” are “grabbed” by this pervert.

In a tweet on Feb. 21, 2017, Armie calls the “Jesus Saves” jacket worn by former American Idol judge Randy Jackson “crazy”:

Armie’s Twitter feed shows him to be an anti-Trumper, thereby completing the Left’s syndrome of political liberalism, anti-Christian, and sexual pervert.

~Eowyn

What’s behind pop culture’s enthrallment with cannibalism?

The dictionary defines “meme” as “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture ” — in other words, meme is something that becomes popularized in a culture.

Have you noticed that cannibalism has become a meme in our sick culture? —

(1) Zombies are a popular theme in movies and TV. Zombies cannibalize.

(2) There’s that cannibalism oil painting with which the Podesta brothers, John and Tony, are so enthralled (see “Hillary’s campaign chairman John Podesta has cannibalism painting in his office”).

In the painting, two men, with knives in hand and a plate ready, are about to carve into and consume another.

(3) The Podesta brothers’ fascination with cannibalism is not limited to the painting. They were invited by satanic “artist” Marina Abramović to her “spirit cooking” dinner — an occult sex ritual involving menstrual blood, urine, sperm and breast milk. Ingestion of human blood is a form of cannibalism. (See “Evidence that Hillary Clinton and her associates are satanists“)

(4) Then there’s that “performance art” event at the 2011 annual gala of the Museum of Contemporary Art, organized by Abramović and pop singer Debbie Harry, in which participants, including Hollywood “celebrities” like Pamela Anderson, simulated cannibalism by eating pieces of life-size cakes made in the images of Abramović and Harry. (See “Is WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange dead? – the connection with Pamela Anderson“)

(4) The latest pop culture cannibalism is a French horror movie, Raw, about a vegetarian college student who became a cannibal.

At last year’s Toronto International Film Festival during a midnight screening of Raw, reportedly an ambulance was called after several people in the audience passed out from the gore.

The movie is celebrated by film critics. In an article in Vanity Fair, March 9, 2017, Jordan Hoffman calls the movie “deliciously real,” “strangely comforting,” “incredibly sharp, sensitive, and engaging,” and the writer-director Julia Ducournau “abundantly talented”.

Never knew the devil is blonde

Ducournau told Women and Hollywood: “With ‘Raw,’ I set myself the challenge of shifting the audience’s moral standards throughout the film. I wanted the audience to feel empathy for a character that is becoming a monster in their eyes.”

Sick.

There’s nothing more dehumanizing of oneself and the other than to commit cannibalism, and the devil likes nothing more than to strip us, whom God made in His own image, of our humanity.

The devil must be chortling, as America descends into madness . . . .

See also:

~Eowyn

Feminist theologian: Jesus may have been a hermaphrodite

A Catholic university in California — the Jesuit Santa Clara University — has invited UK University of Exeter theologian Susannah Cornwall to deliver the Santa Clara Lecture on “Gendered Theologies and the Common Good” on October 12, 2017.

The Santa Clara Lectures are a series of lectures that “brings to campus leading scholars in theology, offering the University community and the general public an ongoing exposure to debate on the most significant issues of our times. Santa Clara University will publish these lectures and distribute them throughout the United States and internationally.”

Cornwall describes herself on her blog as specializing in: “Research and writing in feminist theology, sexuality, gender, embodiment, ethics and other fun things like that.”

Susannah Cornwall, queer theologian

Susannah Cornwall, queer theologian

That a Catholic university invited Dr. Cornwall to deliver any lecture, even less the university’s prestigious Santa Clara Lecture, is reprehensible because Cornwall is known for her peculiar notion that Jesus might have been a hermaphrodite, i.e., with both male and female DNA and genitalia.

As reported by John Bingham for The Telegraph, Cornwall’s claim that it is “simply a best guess” that Jesus was male was published in response to the ongoing debate about women bishops in the Church of England.

In her paper “Intersex & Ontology, A Response to The Church, Women Bishops and Provision”, she argues that it is not possible to know “with any certainty” that Jesus did not suffer from an intersex condition, with both male and female organs, and that the fact that Jesus is not recorded to have had children made his gender status “even more uncertain”. As she put it:

“It is not possible to assert with any degree of certainty that Jesus was male as we now define maleness. There is no way of knowing for sure that Jesus did not have one of the intersex conditions which would give him a body which appeared externally to be unremarkably male, but which might nonetheless have had some ‘hidden’ female physical features.”

In arguing that Jesus might have been a hermaphrodite, Cornwall employs a logical fallacy called “the absence of evidence”. She argues:

“We cannot know for sure that Jesus was male – since we do not have a body to examine and analyse – it can only be that Jesus’ masculine gender role, rather than his male sex, is having to bear the weight of all this authority.”

The absence-of-evidence logical fallacy is when one argues that finding no evidence for something (X) is evidence for the absence of that thing (X). In Cornwall’s case, her logical fallacy is in arguing that the absence of Jesus’ body (for us to examine and analyze) constitutes evidence that he is not a male.

As several Telegraph readers point out, Corwall’s absence of evidence (Jesus’ body) is a ridiculous reason to doubt Jesus’ masculinity:

Baluba Swinarska: “And…we don’t know if he was 10 feet tall, had green hair, and a tail – all because we have no body to examine. Good argument lady.”

Bast Hotep: “There is no forensic evidence to prove that Jesus was not a large, intelligent talking cat either. That doesn’t mean he was one.”

Lev Kalman: “We also don’t know if he was an armadillo, because we have no body.”

Two Telegraph readers demonstrate they have more intelligence in their respective right toe than Dr. Susannah Cornwall has in all of what passes as her brain:

James A: “Her claims cannot be tested. Her hypothesis is unproveable.”

Rogan M: “What a stupid claim to make. ‘It can’t be proved’ does not trump ‘There is no evidence to suggest!’. This is just another radical feminist, as opposed to those real world feminists with aspirations and belief in self worth, to blur the edges of orthodoxy to advance their own contorted and distorted views.”

Keith Kilgore: “How does Dr Cornwall account for Luke 2:21*? Where Jesus was circumcised.”

*Note: In Luke 2:21, it is said: “At the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was named Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.”

~Eowyn

‘Glitter’ Ash Wednesday: Churches show LGBTQ support

glitter-ash

There must be a more appropriate way to promote love and “inclusivity” without hijacking the Biblical meaning of the ashes.

From Fox News: Several churches throughout the Chicago area are planning to show their support for the LGBTQ community by providing ashes mixed with glitter on Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday – the tradition of marking the sign of the cross with ashes on foreheads marks the beginning of the Lenten season for Christians. The event falls on March 1st this year.

Several Chicago area churches this year plan to mix a purple glitter with the ashes to show a sign of support for the LGBTQ community. The “Glitter Ash Wednesday” initiative was created by the New York faith-based organization “Parity”. The organization focuses on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Parity’s goal is to combine the message of solidarity and support with the traditional symbol of lent – repentance.

Some of the participating churches in the Chicago area include Unity Lutheran Church in Edgewater, Holy Covenant Metropolitan Community Church in Brookfield, and Berry United Methodist Church in Lincoln Square.

“I think it’s really important for the church to respond to the intolerance and culture of fear that is being created especially toward LGBTQ people” said April Gutierrez, Berry United Methodist Pastor. “We want to make sure the Christian message is one of love and inclusivity”.

Click for more from FOX32.

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