Quote# 135164

I WAS WILLING TO GO TO HELL FOR LEGAL ABORTION...AND THEN I SAW ONE.

Every day, I took the same route to my house from the Planned Parenthood facility I managed. The marshals that came to provide “safety training” for us once a year recommended we change up our route home. They came to warn us about how dangerous the pro-lifers were outside our facility. Ha. “You never want to take the same route home. Always change it up. You never know when one of them could be following you,” they said.

I wasn’t too worried about the pro-lifers outsidemy facility. I knew them. They knew me. They were always offering me help and seemed to genuinely care about me. That was annoying. It was basically impossible to hate people who were so nice to me, even though I had been taught to hate them by all of my supervisors. On September 26, I had seen something that had shaken me to the core. I had watched a 13 week old baby die by abortion. I watched him struggle for his life. I saw it right in front of my face on an ultrasound monitor. I was numb, shocked, horrified…and quite honestly, I felt so stupid. How could I have fallen for the lies of this organization? How could I have let it happen for eight years?

On October 4, I sat in my living room, held my daughter and wondered. Did I have the guts to admit that I had been wrong for so many years? Did I have the courage to admit that I was a liar? I hate liars…and I realized that I had been the biggest one I knew. Could I walk away from my friends? Could I walk away from my huge salary and promise of promotion?

That Sunday afternoon, I didn’t know. I didn’t want to leave. I didn’t want to be uncomfortable. But I just couldn’t justify what I had seen. I knew I couldn’t rationalize my behavior, my life.

For several years, I had asked myself a question: “If I died, would I go to heaven or hell?” I remember thinking that I would probably go to hell for my active and proud participation in abortion. And somehow, I had convinced myself that was okay…that I was willing to spend an eternity in hell in order to provide abortions.

But on October 5, I sat in my office and asked that same question. This time, my answer was different. No, I was not willing to possibly spend an eternity in hell so that women could continue to take the lives of their children. No, I would no longer be an accomplice to this brutality. But where would I go? Would these pro-lifers really accept me? I mean, they always said they would, but how could I believe that? How could they just accept me…knowing my past? How could they forgive me for how I had treated them for so many years? I didn’t know what their reaction would be, but I knew I had to take that chance.

So, I took a left instead of a right out of our parking lot. I drove to their office. I spilled my guts. I admitted that yes, I had been wrong…so wrong.

And they forgave me. They didn’t start listing off the faults of my past. They didn’t make me grovel or give an apology. They just forgave.

I remember after my story hit the national news, a reporter had called and asked to talk to one of the staff members from the pro-life office where I had turned for help. This reporter wanted the scoop. How bad was I when I worked in Planned Parenthood? What were some of the terrible things I had done to them out on the sidewalk?

I was waiting for all of my embarrassing, dirty laundry to be aired when she answered his questions. But instead, this is what I heard from her. “I don’t even know that person anymore. Abby is a new creation in Christ and that’s the Abby I want to talk about.”

I had never known love like that from a friend. And now I had it…from a woman that I had only met three weeks earlier…from a woman who I had cursed and yelled at…from a woman who had seen the very worst side of me. But here she was, offering me this gift of forgiveness. Certainly it was a gift that I didn’t deserve from her. But there it was, no strings attached. I often think about that moment and realize that is probably the closest thing to Christ’s forgiveness that I will ever experience here on earth. The slate was wiped clean.

Can you love people into truth? Absolutely. I think the better question is: are you willing to? Are you willing to look past their sin and see the creation that God made? Are you willing to reach out with mercy and love instead of anger and condemnation? Are you willing to just meet people where they are and care for them no matter how far they are from where you want them to be? Can we attempt to love like God loves?

It always makes me laugh when I tell people how many abortion clinic workers have left their facilities through my ministry, And Then There Were None. They are so shocked! They can’t believe 128 people have come to us in the past two years. Who knew these people could have such a profound change of heart? We pray for this to happen, and then when it does, we are surprised!

Friends, these workers are leaving the abortion industry because they are finally able to see that there is real help for them. They don’t leave because people have told them that they are “baby killers.” They certainly don’t leave because someone tells them they will “burn in hell” for working in the industry. They leave because we are now able to give them help and healing. They leave because they want something better for themselves. They leave because we are finally helping them see that we do genuinely care about them.

We always need to remember that these workers are not our enemy. Abortionists are not the enemy. Our enemy is sin. No matter how rude they are to us, no matter how much they ignore us, no matter how many times they tell us to “get a job” or something similar…they WILL eventually leave. But that will only happen if we BE Christ to them. We don’t have to preach to them. I remember hearing one time that “God is a gentleman.” God will not force Himself on someone, and we shouldn’t either.

Pray. Be kind. Love them. And if you don’t think you can love them, then stay away from them. The only thing that will keep an abortion worker in the industry longer is a pro-lifer who condemns them.

What if you were the reason an abortion worker took a left instead of a right? You can be. I thank God every day of my life for the people who made me “change my route.”

Abby Johnson , Life Site 16 Comments [12/14/2017 6:21:49 AM]
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Quote# 18576

Thinking Biblically about the appendix

Let’s assume that modern science knew of no function for the appendix. Would that show it was a useless left-over from our past evolution from the animals? Not at all. There would be at least two other possibilities, when our thinking is based upon the Bible:
It had a created function in people originally, but as a result of the Curse (consequent upon Adam’s sin) on all creation, humanity has degenerated. Thus, our body has lost some functions which it once had. Evolution requires a gain in information—new structures, new functions.
It has a created function, but we don’t know what it is yet.

Jonathon TH, CARM 23 Comments [12/23/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Quote# 61465

Meghan McCain, the Senator’s daughter, seems to make much of the fact that she’s 24, as if that alone somehow validates her opinions, even on timeless moral truths like the sanctity of marriage. So I posted these questions to Meghan McCain on my Facebook page:

What gives your generation (Gen Y) the right to change God’s transcendent moral code by radically redefining the institution of marriage? What new insights on the morality of homosexuality led you to contradict the thousands of years of Biblical understanding on this point?

Later we’ll discuss why Meghan is not a good role model for young people insofar as her brand of “open-minded Christianity” has no basis in Scripture and jettisons the wisdom of the past. Here’s a theoretical pondering of Meghan on God’s created ordering of the sexes: “OK, God, I know you … like… created man and woman and everything and I’m totally into the Bible, but, ya know, since I’m 24 and I’m like … so in tune with the young people of this country and what they’re thinking … ya know … we think if two people love each other … it’s like — what’s-the-big-deal … I mean — why shouldn’t they be able to get married?! That’s not fair!”

Peter LaBarbera, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality 74 Comments [4/16/2009 8:47:50 AM]
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Quote# 97912

If there was a button that would insta-kill every Muslim on this planet, I'd push it without hesitation. It's not that I don't think of them as people, it's that I think of them as evil people that stand against everything I love and value. Yes, I place my nation, my culture, and my race above anyone else's, just as I place my life above anyone else's. You think I'm a "hateful dipshit"? You think everyone, no matter what their beliefs and actions, has the right to exist? You'll be trampled underfoot by those who don't. You don't think it's right to think of your tribe first? You will be a slave to those that do. The world belongs to the intolerant, the selfish, the unapologetic and the self-righteous, always has and always will. Forget that, and you are doomed.

WTW26, Cracked 49 Comments [11/28/2013 5:34:53 AM]
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Quote# 46225

Evolution is only popular because it's a belief that, if true, means that there are no real set of morals. You can do whatever you want and not have to answer to anyone. Similar to idols like Baal or what not.

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__NFK__, GameFAQs- Poll of the Day 28 Comments [8/30/2008 7:29:05 PM]
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Quote# 63344



Dan Lietha, Answers in Genesis 92 Comments [6/18/2009 6:41:28 PM]
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Quote# 854

As a believer, I had always thanked God for putting these things here for our enjoyment, but you say there in NO God. Well ok then, if that's the case, do me one small favor.

Would you please tell me the name of the HUMAN responsible for putting all of the above mentioned wonders here for us to enjoy. I would like to give him my personal thanks and apologize for not giving him his just dues in the first place. Please include his address, phone number, and e-mail address if possible.

Sonny Burnett, FaithForum.org 5 Comments [10/1/2002 12:00:00 AM]
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Quote# 108399

“Homosexual” and “devil worshipping” hairstyles have been banned in Iran, alongside tattoos, sunbed treatments and plucked eyebrows for men, which are all deemed un-Islamic.

The move – aimed at spiky cuts – follows a trend where, each summer, Iranian authorities Iranian authorities get tough on men and women sporting clothing or hairdos seen as imitations of western lifestyles.

In 2010, Iran banned ponytails, mullets and long, gelled hair for men, but allowed 1980s-style floppy fringes or quiffs.

Iran’s moderate president, Hassan Rouhani, has spoken against such crackdowns, stating that the police’s duty is to implement the law and not enforce Islam. But hardliners have remained defiant.

Mostafa Govahi, the head of Iran’s barbers’ union, told the semi-official Isna news agency on Monday that fancifully spiked hairstyles were banned and those who styled them risked having their shops closed.

He said: “Devil-worshipping hairstyles are forbidden. Any shop that cuts hair in the devil worshipping style will be harshly dealt with and their licence revoked. Tattoos, solarium treatments and plucking eyebrows [for men] are also forbidden.”

Govahi said shops who imitate such “western hairstyles” or violate “the Islamic establishment’s regulations” would be shut down if they failed to take an initial warning seriously. “Usually the barber shops who do this do not have a licence. They have been identified and will be dealt with,” he said.

In a separate interview broadcast by the exiled Iranian opposition television channel, Manoto, Govahi said barbers across Iran had been given a list of appropriate hairstyles for men. He said hairstyles adopted by homosexuals were also banned but did not provide further details on what sort of haircut that would be.

“Haircuts that show symbols or signs of devil worshippers or those adopted by homosexuals are banned,” he said. “I won’t allow such wrongful western styles as long as I’m in this position.” He said the policy was in line with the cultural norms outlined by Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Recently, a group of hardliners in the city of Qazvin wrote to the authorities asking them to ban full-body waxing for women in beauty salons. Women receiving hair removal treatments to their private parts was of particular concern.

Shop mannequins have not been immune from such measures either, with those displaying sizeable breasts or hips not tolerated.

Religious police and plainclothes basij militia are often deployed on the streets or in public buildings such as big shopping malls where they crack down on men and women who fail to stick to their forced Islamic dress code.

Rouhani has repeatedly made clear he stands opposed to such practices, but Iran’s police and similar forces operate under the direct control of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

In controversial remarks last week, Rouhani told a group of senior Iranian officers: “Police do not have a duty to enforce Islam. No police officer can do something and say he did it because God commanded it, or the prophet had said so. It has nothing to do with the police.”

He added: “The police only have one duty: to implement the law. That’s it.”

This week, he reiterated his position once more but it has been met with sharp criticism from hardliners, among them many influential clerics. Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi responded by saying: “All individuals, including the police, are required to enforce rules of Islam.”

Mostafa Gavahi & other hardliners, The Guardian 18 Comments [5/7/2015 2:40:36 AM]
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Quote# 3804

The equations & physics used by NASA to launch satellites & interplanetary probes are identical to the equations derived from a geocentric universe. All are planned & executed on the basis of a FIXED EARTH! They do not use the Copernican System! You can confirm this with them & the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration in Washington DC!

Prince, Bad Astronomy Bulletin Board 13 Comments [8/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Quote# 1319

[<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/cgi-bin/bible?language=english&version=NIV&passage=judges+11%3A29-40">Human sacrifice</a> in the Bible?]

Judges 11:31
"Then whatever or whoever comes forth from the doors of my house to meet me when I return in peace from the Ammonites, it shall be the Lord's, and I will offer it or him up as a burnt offering."

Judges 11:34-36
"When Jephthah returned to his home in Mizpah, who should come out to meet him but his daughter, dancing to the sound of tambourines! She was an only child. Except for her he had neither son nor daughter. When he saw her, he tore his clothes and cried, 'Oh! My daughter! You have made me miserable and wretched, because I have made a vow to the LORD that I cannot break.'" ------------------

"Ah, WinAce, I suppose you've already made up your mind to ignore everything anyone says? Good for you. Now, on with the answering...and the laughing.

While Jephthah states that he will sacrifice his daughter as a burnt offering, there's no real indication that he does. The later verses [like "At the end of two months she returned to her father, who did with her according to his vow which he had vowed. She never mated with a man...."] just don't support this (and considering the Bible usually states these things in vivid detail...). In fact, the later verses would tend to support the view that the girl was to remain a virgin.

Why else would she bewail her virginity? Why else would she be so very sad about not being married? You all might want to keep in mind, as well, that Leviticus 22:18-19 only allows male cattle (or whatever other animal) to be sacrificed as a burnt offering. The far more likely conclusion to this tale (and the sacrifice) was his daughter's virginity being permanent (making him none too happy since he'd have no male heir).

Just to make sure I've gotten my point across, I should probably mention again that the text never states that his (Jephthah's) daughter dies. All we have is a girl bewailing her virginity and the text only stating that "she was a virgin". Now you may proceed to dismiss this with high and mighty sounding words.

Eric Nodsun, GameFAQs 4 Comments [11/1/2002 12:00:00 AM]
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Quote# 133975

Muzslime think all of us are idiots like they are. They don’t understand that in western nations ALL of us are taught to read and encouraged and learn for ourselves.

We can read for ourselves what the vile putrid muzslime book says. We can actually understand what the ugly bastards are planning. We can understand that they are born into their putrid evil and that all they do is LIE about EVERYTHING.

Don Spilman, Bare Naked Islam 8 Comments [11/8/2017 10:53:17 PM]
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Quote# 29751

Twenty years ago, University of Chicago Professor Allan Bloom achieved best-seller lists and fame with his book "The Closing of the American Mind." He dated the change in academic curricula from the 1960s when universities began to abandon the classic works of literature and instead adopt multicultural readings written by untalented, unimportant women and minorities.

Phyllis Schlafly, Christian Worldview Network 38 Comments [10/7/2007 12:43:10 AM]
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Quote# 82865

My guess - my hope - is that the parents recognize this perversity as more destructive than shooting heroin, and out of love and concern say something like:

"Son/daughter, we love you, and we hate to see you choose this path. We've tried to help you overcome this problem, and will always be here to help some more. But we can not and will not permit this to go on while you live under our roof. We may not be able to prevent you from destroying your life, but we will not let you destroy the rest of this family in the process."

LearsFool, Free Republic 65 Comments [7/30/2011 12:11:36 PM]
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Quote# 21635

I am being discriminated against because the Easter Egg Hunt is now called a Bunny Holiday.

They changed the name because they hate Christians. This bill could go both ways. Unfortunately (or fortunately) Christians aren't sue-happy.

UNeverEverNo, Rapture Ready 37 Comments [3/5/2007 12:00:00 AM]
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Quote# 119050

[On the election of Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines]

Foreign coverage of the Philippine presidential election has focused on Duterte’s womanizing and “outlandish” public remarks, from his offer to sleep with the brides at a mass wedding to his comments on an Australian missionary who was gang-raped and murdered in a prison break during his mayoralty. Soros-funded “human rights” groups have lambasted him for his support for killing violent criminals. In another parallel with Trump’s campaign, near the end of the race, outgoing president and feckless inbred Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III urged contenders to drop out and unite behind a single anti-Duterte candidate.

To both the Filipino chattering classes and the international media, Rodrigo Duterte is a murderous, misogynistic madman who will dismantle the Philippines’ hard-won democracy and pile the skulls as high as the sun. The only reason the Left hasn’t been insulting his supporters in the same way they insult Trump’s is because they’re afraid of being seen as racist. None of them have bothered to examine Duterte’s record as Davao’s mayor.

...

Duterte Harry’s innovative solution to dealing with bandits, insurgents, and drug smugglers was to allow death squads to shut them down, doing an end-run around the city’s hopelessly corrupt judicial system. If this offends your Amnesty International sensibilities, I’d like to know how you’d react if Muslims and Communists were waging war in your backyard. Actually wait, you don’t need to imagine that, because it’s already happening across Europe.

Matt Forney, Right On 17 Comments [5/18/2016 2:16:15 PM]
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Quote# 6402

[The following series of utterly amazing posts from the Acne.org forum is of such unprecedented quality that it's all but impossible to nominate just one. Thus, the entire collection is recipient of this never-before-seen prize.]Evolutionists say that man originally evolved millions of years ago from a fish that crawled onto land and liked the scenery so much that it decided to stay. Now, if, as evolution dictates, organisms evolve certain mechanisms in order to survive in their particular surroundings, how the fuck did this fish, who had up to then spent all its life underwater breathing through it's gills, survive it's stay on dry land? I mean if you pull a fish out of the water, it is out of it's habitat and it writhers around and soon dies cos it doesn't have lungs. But this fuckin fish species was evidently so smart that it decided millions of years earlier to evolve lungs so that sometime in the future, you know, if things got boring in the drink, they could crawl onto land and evolve into squirrels, monkeys, apes and then man. And people think fish are clueless!!

Gumby, Acne.org message board 6 Comments [3/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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Quote# 35714

Another high-ranking George W. Bush administration official has resigned. The Department of Veterans Affairs Undersecretary for Benefits Daniel Cooper quit Thursday amid mounting criticism over a backlog of disability claims for injured veterans that runs six months long and an appearance he made in a fundraising video for an evangelical Christian organisation where he said Bible study was more important than doing his job.

Cooper has been under fire for using his office to proselytise for evangelical Christianity ever since he appeared in a 2004 fundraising video for Christian Embassy, which carries out missionary work among the Washington elite as part of the Campus Crusade for Christ.

In the video, Cooper says of his Bible study, "It's not really about carving out time, it really is a matter of saying what is important. And since that's more important than doing the job -- the job's going to be there, whether I'm there or not."

Cooper's declaration inflamed veterans who saw the number of veterans waiting for the Veterans Administration (VA) to decide their disability claims balloon to 400,000 on his watch, with the average veteran waiting six months for a decision from the government.

Daniel Cooper, IPS news 45 Comments [3/3/2008 9:09:26 PM]
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Quote# 837

I'm one of those fundies you all can't stand. I'm a Reconstructionist who protests abortion, spams the internet with gospel tracts, puts anti-homosexual bumper stickers on cars in the parking lots of gay bars (oh man, that's fun), etc., etc.

Goriller, Internet Infidels 27 Comments [10/1/2002 12:00:00 AM]
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Quote# 112232

Here is perhaps the most important things to know about fear: it is not just a physiological response to circumstances.

Fear is also a spiritual phenomenon, inflicted upon you by the devil.
God built a “flight-or-fight” mechanism into you for your protection. The rush of adrenaline known as a “panic attack” will also, in the face of real danger, give you an instant boost of strength.

But Satan and his demons, as they always do, have taken God’s gift and have corrupted it by using it against you. They do it by planting thoughts into your mind, thoughts of impending disaster and doom. They are behind all of those “what if” questions that tie you in knots of fear. That fear is caused by the devil!

Paul wrote:

Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but… against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)

The “voice” you “hear” in your thoughts sounds like your “voice”. But often, it isn’t. It may be the voice of a demon, impersonating you by “whispering” thoughts into your mind. In this way, demons are able to trick you into believing their lies.

Jan Smith, Word Blessings 21 Comments [8/25/2015 3:27:30 AM]
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Quote# 54185

If Obamah fails to suppord Israel, look for major natural desaters in the US. Especially if he tries to force Israel to give up their land. We could have a masive earthquake in California, the Mississippi river area on the New Madrid fault, or even along a fault that we don't know about now. Also GOD could allow a terrior attack by nukes or chemical or even possibly emp. If a nuke I would look for it at one of our great championship arenas when they are full of people.

WILLIAMBEASON1842, Rapture Ready 87 Comments [12/9/2008 4:58:23 PM]
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