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WorldNetDaily brings us a post where Melissa Hussain, a science teacher for West Lake Middle School in North Carolina, has been suspended with pay after sending students to the office when they questioned the role of God during a teaching on evolution.  The students reportedly left a Bible on Ms. Hussain’s desk with a Christmas card with the word “Christ” underlined.  She and her friends later left inflammatory remarks on her Facebook page criticizing the students and calling their actions a “hate crime”.

Teacher cries ‘hate crime’ over Bible left on desk

‘I can’t believe the cruelty and ignorance of people sometimes’


Posted: February 18, 2010
12:25 am Eastern

By Chelsea Schilling
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

An eighth-grade teacher has accused her students of committing a “hate crime” and being “cruel” because they left a Bible on her desk and a Christmas card with the word “Christ” underlined.

Melissa Hussain, an Apex, N.C., science teacher at West Lake Middle School, is suspended with pay and may lose her job after she purportedly clashed with students on the subject of religion and sent students to the school office when they asked about the role of God in creation during a lesson about evolution.

Hussain wrote on her then-public Facebook page that it was a “hate crime” when her students left a Bible on her desk, according to the Charlotte News & Observer. She complained about students singing “Jesus Loves Me” and wearing Jesus T-shirts.

Hussain said she “was able to shame her kids” over the incidents.

“I can’t believe the cruelty and ignorance of people sometimes,” Hussain wrote on the social networking site.

She said she wouldn’t let the Bible incident “go unpunished.”

The teacher’s Facebook profile did not indicate her religious affiliation. It has been set to private since her comments became public.The teacher also called parents who complain about their children receiving their first “B” grade in middle school “ridiculous.”

According to reports, Hussain’s friends responded by posting comments on the teacher’s Facebook page that talked about “ignorant Southern rednecks” and calling the parents of Hussain’s students “bigoted, stupid and uncaring.”

Another friend suggested Hussain bring a poster to class of NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. with a swastika drawn on his forehead because doing so would be “teaching” students a lesson.

“And without a job,” Hussain replied. “But I like it!”

According to several media reports, parents say they complained to officials with the Wake County Public School System three weeks ago. As of Feb. 12, Hussain is under suspension for five days while district officials investigate the complaints.

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Thoughts

Yesterday, the Lord stopped by a dear friend, a brother’s hospital bed and took him Home.  Last night I did some thinking about the things we had shared and the conversations we had.

Dennis was a Christian man who taught at a local community college.  He had a lot of Christian friends, but he also had friends who don’t believe in the Savior.  For some time, Dennis had been battling diabetes and all the things that go along with it.  Several years ago, at his request, a friend and I signed his will as witnesses.  He was going to have heart surgery at the time, so preparations were made.  One of the things he specified was that there be no sad, mournful hymns at his funeral, but praise music and rejoicing, and rightly so.  It has been said that this world in the only Hell that we, as Christians, will know.  So, I got to thinking about this and how Dennis’ non-Christian friends would perceive his funeral and those of us who were rejoicing that Dennis is free, contrary to what the world says about death.

Then this thought crossed my mind:  if we, as Christians, are wrong, then the worst thing we can be guilty of is putting value on something that was worthless; however, if we are right, then the rest of the world is guilty of devaluing and making worthless the only thing that was ever truely priceless.

You see, if we’re wrong and there is no Creator, if God is unholy and unjust, or if God is not the omniscient and omnipresent King of Kings and Lord of Lords, then this life is meaningless and without worth; there would be no absolute Truth, and Judgment would be arbitrary or nonexistent.  Everyone’s actions would hold no eternal weight and would only further self-gratification since there would either be nothing after death or an eternity based on an unholy God with no standard of Truth.

If, however, the Bible is the true Word of God, that there is a Creator, a Judge, a King, and that He sent His Son Jesus here to die upon the Cross to save us from our sins, then the rest of the world’s beliefs are wrong, and they have taken the priceless gift of the Creator, and stripped its value to make it worthless.  In doing so, they have condemned themselves to a Hell eternal and unimagined, separated forever from the Creator.

I once heard this example to put perspective on the word “eternity”:  imagine the tallest, biggest mountain that you can.  Now imagine that once a year a bird flies over that mountain.  In the bird’s mouth is a silk cloth that just grazes the top of the mountain when he flies over.  Eternity ends when that mountain is flattened by the bird dragging the silk cloth over it.

In reality, there is a Heaven to gain and a Hell to lose, a choice of eternity that we are given.  I know Dennis’ choice and that I will see him again; he’s just went on ahead of the rest of us.

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OneNewsNow columnist Sandy Rios has an article comparing Peter’s denial of Jesus during Jesus’ trial to Rick Warren’s backpedaling to his homosexual friends and the world over Proposition 8.

Rick Warren – another Easter denial

Sandy Rios – Guest Columnist – 4/14/2009 8:35:00 AM

Sandy Rios“Even if others do, I will never deny you,” declared the Apostle Peter some 2,000 years ago just hours before he did exactly that, three times, when the heat was on. Ten others boasted the same, but when the risk was more than theoretical, all deserted Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Only one was seen at the cross.

A fascinating story…the “old story,” as the secularists like to call it.  Barack Obama alluded to this in his speech in France. We need a new story…a discovery of “new ways” of thinking.  We must throw off the old, and embrace a much more enlightened, intelligent point of view, he said.  By doing so, our president argued, we remove inconvenient barriers, cumbersome moral values and achieve self-determination with our new understanding of the world guiding the way.  Surely we cannot be bound in this advanced new age by the old moral codes or put plainly, by what Jesus taught — certainly not if we are to curry favor with the world in which we live.

During Holy Week, Peter’s portion of the “old story” was revisited in a very contemporary way.  The last instruction Jesus gave as He left earth was that His followers should tell His story of forgiveness and redemption not only in their communities, but to the “ends of the earth.” And as His followers told the “old story,” they should not leave out all the other things He had carefully taught them.  He wanted future generations to go beyond mere intellectual understanding and move to actually living out the principles.

One of those principles was marriage. “For this reason shall a man leave his parents and join with his wife and the two shall become one flesh,” Jesus instructed. One man…one woman…for a lifetime; no sex outside of that union.  His clear moral teaching applied to homosexuality and never entertained a discussion of same-sex “marriage,” because it would have been unthinkable.  “I have come to fulfill the law, not to destroy it,” Jesus said in regard to Old Testament moral standards.

Fast forwarding to November 2008, California voters of various religious persuasions — in a ballot measure called Proposition 8 — held to the Judeo-Christian teaching that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. Pastor Rick Warren — author of the multi-million selling book The Purpose Driven Life; pastor of Saddleback, one of the largest churches in the country; deeply influential — rightly told his congregation just weeks before the election: “…if you believe what the Bible says about marriage, you need to support Proposition 8.  I never support a candidate, but on moral issues I come out very clear.”

Until last week…Holy Week.

“Though others may turn away, I will never deny you,” promised Peter.  But then in the chill of night in a courtyard just outside the place of Jesus’ trial, as others around the fire began to probe his relationship to Jesus, he denied even knowing him.  No one was threatening his life, but the derision increased, until Peter’s denial escalated to a curse to more emphatically deny he had ever known Jesus.

Peter was worried about his reputation.  He didn’t want to be the odd man out in the courtyard over the fire…it wasn’t a Roman soldier with a sword who challenged him, it was a servant girl.

“On moral issues I come out very clear,” declared Warren when speaking in the safety of his church last October. But when confronted by homosexual friends and by CNN’s Larry King, he folded like Peter.  He told a national television audience that he had “apologized” to his homosexual friends for making comments in support of Proposition 8.  He “never once gave an endorsement” of the marriage amendment, he declared in that much larger, electronic courtyard. “I never once issued a statement.” But that was not true. He had given an impassioned plea on camera for support of Proposition 8…a plea worthy of a Christian leader…a plea to follow Jesus’ teaching on marriage.  Then in one CNN moment, he not only backed away from the hard teaching, but lied in the process.  On camera…both times…for all to see.

Seduced by the pressure of fame?  Driven by the desire to please his friends?  Afraid to be seen as bigoted to a national television audience?  Whatever the motivation, the denial is no less significant.

After Peter finished his denial, he went out and wept bitterly.  Jesus later forgave him in a personal exchange, and Peter became one of the greatest examples of Christ following of all time…crucified upside down for his faith…fearless to the end.

But he repented.  If Rick Warren does not, he has lost his moral authority as a Christian leader.  Without repentance, he joins the apostate ranks of others who declare Jesus’ teaching when it is expedient and deny it when it interferes with choice or reputation.

Another Easter denial — but we pray Warren will not let his story end there.

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Ray Comfort has an answer to an atheist’s insistence that he doesn’t believe that “something came out of nothing” and is still an atheist.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Angry about nothing

“I am angry at you Ray. STOP,STOP,STOP saying that an atheist is someone who believe something came out of nothing. I am an atheist and this is what I believe. Matter & energy cannot be created or destroyed however they can change from one form to another. This is known is the first law of thermodynamics. Therefore it is natural to believe that matter or energy has always existed in one form. This is why we get upset when you tell us that we believe something came out of nothing. Because there has never been nothing matter or energy has always existed.” Stu

If you are familiar with the first law of thermodynamics, then you should be familiar with the second law. It says tells us that it is scientifically impossible for the universe to be eternal. Everything degenerates. Leave an apple on a table for a few weeks and it will rot. Leave a rock for a billions years and it will turn to dust. If the universe was eternal (trillions and trillions “plus” old) it would have turned to dust. So now you are back to the question as to what caused the universe in the beginning. If you say that there was no first cause (a Creator), then you are stuck with the unscientific and thoughtless belief that nothing created everything. So, what is it that you believe? Is it that Something created everything? Then you are not an atheist because you believe in a Creator. Or do you believe that nothing created it? There is no in-between.

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The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.”  — Psalm 53:1

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Ray Comfort has an “athiest Bible study” up on his blog that gives Biblical insight into the modern athiest.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Atheist Bible Study

I have been reading the Bible every day (without fail) now for 37 years, and it never ceases to amaze me how it is so contemporary. For instance, Romans 1:18–23 (written nearly 2,000 years ago), perfectly describes the modern atheist–what he believes and why he believes it. Let me show you what I mean.

Verse 18 begins: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness…” The Scriptures tell us that the issue with the atheist is moral. He maintains that it is intellectual, but the Bible makes it clear that he is offended by the thought of God’s moral government (see Romans 8:7). He knows intuitively that every one of the Ten Commandments is true, but he suppresses that knowledge, and in doing so, calls for God’s just wrath to abide on him (see John 3:36): “ . . . because what may be known of God is manifest in them [via the conscience], for God has shown it to them.”

This is how “God has shown it to them: “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse . . . ”

The professing atheist is without excuse–because creation reveals that there is a Creator. He doesn’t need anything else. He doesn’t need to have the Bible proven to be the Word of God, or see a miracle, or have God appear in front of him. It is because of this inbuilt understanding that he will be without excuse on Judgment Day. Then the Scriptures give more reasons for the atheist’s just damnation:

“ . . . because, although they knew God [through creation and the conscience], they did not glorify Him as God [they refuse to give God due praise for life itself, and for this incredible creation in which we live], nor were thankful [the sin of ingratitude], but became futile in their thoughts [The Amplified Bible brings out the original Greek language–“But instead they became futile and godless in their thinking with vain imaginings, foolish reasoning, and stupid speculations and their senseless minds were darkened.” Wow, what a perfect description of the stupid speculations of Darwinian evolution, blindly embracing an unsubstantiated, unscientific fairy tale for grownups, because they foolishly think that it deals with the moral dilemma of having to face God], “… and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools [another amazingly perfect description of the atheistic evolutionist. He embraces an imaginary theory that came from the over-fertile mind of a man who was bitter at God because of the loss of his beloved daughter. And so the atheist calls all who don’t believe as he does, an unscientific knuckle-dragger], and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.”

So if you are a professing atheist, please rethink your beliefs. God doesn’t go away just because you don’t believe in Him. You have to face Him on Judgment Day, and you desperately need a Savior. Thanks for joining me in this short study of God’s Word.

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Ray Comfort has a response from a recent statement by the Catholic Church saying that evolution is compatable with Christianity.  Short answer:  it’s not.  For a little longer answer, see below.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Catholic church and evolution

The Catholic church released a statement recently saying that Christianity is compatible with evolution. I released one saying that the two are not at all compatible. Genesis says that God made man in His own image (a moral entity), as male and female, with the ability to reproduce after their own kind (within their own species). Jesus affirmed this by saying “In the beginning God made them male and female” (Mark 10:6). The Scriptures also differentiate between the flesh of animals and the flesh of human beings–“All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds” (1 Corinthians 15:39). The closest they can get for human skin grafts is pigskin, and even then the graft may not take.

William Donahue, the eloquent and intelligent president of the Catholic League responded with the heading “The simple mind of Ray Comfort,” and rightly called me a “Protestant.” He said, “Protestant author Ray Comfort recently said that ‘the Vatican has chosen to officially believe Darwin rather than Jesus.’ He accuses the Catholic Church of failing to exercise ‘common sense’ and of failing to think ‘too deeply’ about evolution.

“The best-selling author doesn’t mince words: ‘The Vatican, in essence, is saying ‘Don’t believe Jesus or Genesis. Believe Darwin instead.’ He even goes so far as to say that ‘In the name of diversity, the Vatican is encouraging atheism, and that’s a terrible betrayal of Christianity.’

“Comfort is wrong. The fact is that in the 1950s, Pope Pius XII said there was no conflict between evolution and the doctrine of faith, as long as God was not excluded. Pope John Paul II affirmed this teaching in the mid-1990s.

“In other words, the Catholic Church teaches that God is the author of all creation. How stages of human development have unfolded is a legitimate area of scientific inquiry, and it has nothing to do with rejecting God as the Creator. Moreover, to say that one must believe in either Jesus or Darwin smacks of an inability to ‘think deeply’ about the subject. Even more preposterous is the assertion that the Vatican is encouraging atheism. What’s next? The pope is the Anti-Christ?”

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