Presbyterians heading down the Anglican path

Reaction continues to the decisions of the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), which took place between June 21 and June 28. The assembly nullified proscriptions against sexual behavior outside of marriage and called for a vote to delete the church’s constitutional standard requiring fidelity in marriage and chastity in singleness. It also initiated a process that could remove mention of the Bible’s prohibition against homosexuality form the Heidelberg Catechism. (Full article)

This won’t end any better for them than it did for the Anglican Communion.


“How could a readiness for war in time of peace be safely prohibited, unless we could prohibit, in like manner, the preparations and establishments of every hostile nation?” – James Madison

“Hear about the 550 metric tons of yellowcake uranium found in Iraq? No? Why should you? It doesn’t fit the media’s neat story line that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq posed no nuclear threat when we invaded in 2003. It’s a little known fact that, after invading Iraq in 2003, the U.S. found massive amounts of uranium yellowcake, the stuff that can be refined into nuclear weapons or nuclear fuel, at a facility in Tuwaitha outside of Baghdad. In recent weeks, the U.S. secretly has helped the Iraqi government ship it all to Canada, where it was bought by a Canadian company for further processing into nuclear fuel- thus keeping it from potential use by terrorists or unsavory regimes in the region. This has been virtually ignored by the mainstream media. Yet, as the AP reported, this marks a ‘significant step toward closing the books on Saddam’s nuclear legacy.’ Seems to us this should be big news. After all, much of the early opposition to the war in Iraq involved claims that President Bush ‘lied’ about weapons of mass destruction and that Saddam posed little if any nuclear threat to the U.S. This more or less proves Saddam in 2003 had a program on hold for building WMD and that he planned to boot it up again soon…Saddam acquired most of his uranium before 1991, but still had it in 2003, when invading U.S. troops found the stuff… That means Saddam held onto it for more than a decade. Why? He hoped to wait out U.N. sanctions on Iraq and start his WMD program anew. This would seem to vindicate Bush’s decision to invade.” – Investor’s Business Daily

“It’s one thing to fight a war and lose it. It’s quite another to willingly surrender without a struggle.” – Cal Thomas

“The Congress should look to increase exploration inside the United States. It is strange to ask what I should produce. It’s an issue of sovereignty.” – Qatar Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Industry H.E. Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah in response to Democrats’ plans to sue OPEC

“Obama’s seasonally adjusted principles are beginning to pile up: NAFTA, campaign finance reform, warrantless wiretaps, flag pins, gun control. What’s left? Iraq. The reversal is coming, and soon.” – Charles Krauthammer

“Obama’s constant policy adjustments tend to be admired for their alleged deftness rather than condemned for their obvious cynicism, while his liberal primary positions are presumed to be sincere- the shifts being carried out just to trick the foolish old people who wouldn’t vote for such an obvious liberal.” – Tony Blankley

“When we go to the polls in November, we should beware of any candidate promising that government will solve all our problems. We need to work to keep government doing its right roles and no more, because if we do not, it will eventually cease to function at all.” – Chuck Colson

“While the media may treat the elections as being about Democrats and Republicans… elections were not set up by the Constitution of the United States in order to enable party politicians to get jobs. Nor were elections set up in order to enable voters to vent their emotions or indulge their fantasies. Voting is a right but it is also… a duty not just to show up on election day, but a duty to give serious thought to the alternatives on the table and what those alternatives mean for the future of the nation.” – Thomas Sowell

“The problem isn’t a shortage of fuel; it’s a surplus of government.” – Ronald Reagan

“When he comes to a fork in the road, Barack Obama continues to take it.” – Wesley Pruden

“What makes Obama’s ‘textbook’ dash to the center so extraordinary is not just its speed, but how it falsifies the very essence of his candidacy… When it comes to triangulating, he’s Hillary Clinton without the baggage.” – Rich Lowry

“Back in the days of ‘The Lone Ranger’ program, someone would ask, ‘Who is that masked man?’ People need to start asking that question about Barack Obama.” – Thomas Sowell

Jay Leno: Big scare [Monday] for Barack Obama. His airplane had to make an unscheduled landing because of mechanical problems. While the pilot was steering to the left the plane was apparently drifting to the right. Nobody could really quite figure out what was happening. … Obama’s wife Michelle was pretty distraught when she first heard the news that his plane had problems, although not nearly as distraught as Hillary Clinton when she heard everything was okay. … Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton met last week in Unity, New Hampshire, to campaign together and to show their unity, that’s why they went to Unity, New Hampshire. Bill Clinton could not be there- he was in Intercourse, Pennsylvania. … Only in America could a woman who married a man from Hope go to a town called Unity and fake something called Sincerity.