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The Death of Reason

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

Note: I am wrote this prior to the election. The results will in no way alter this opinion.

During the past week I spent a good deal of time outside the early voting center in Columbus. I saw the evidence of the complete breakdown of the election process. The cheating was obvious to anyone who took the time to notice.

Obama-buses poured into the center weighted down with indigents from all across Franklin County. As the exited the bus they were handed a Democrat slate card and herded into the building. No ID was accepted…notice I didn’t say required…accepted. The poll workers refused to look at an ID even if you offered one.

Busses full of Somalis were shepherded through. Some were unable to speak English so they were given a “translator” to “assist” them in casting their ballot. The “translator” was, of course, “non-partisan” and was kind enough to help them sign in and fill out the ballot according to the slate card they had been given.

America is dead, my friends. When voting is easier for a non-citizen than buying a beer is for a 16 year old you know our goose is cooked.

I partnered outside the voting center with other like-minded Pro-Lifers. Our message was clear. Vote Biblical Values. We endorsed no candidate, but by holding the bloody aborted baby signs we hoped to prick the conscience of those who still had a conscience that functioned properly.

A vast amount of our citizenry is ignorant. They speak only in the slogans and platitudes that they have been fed by the mind-controllers in the media. For the most part, the average Democrat voter is incapable of forming, or countering an argument based on reason and logic.

What I would like to share with you today is the fruit of our “public” education system. Our “education” is pure indoctrination. The last thing our schools are designed to do is to train the students to think logically or independently.

Group speak, group thought, a herd-mentality is what the change-agents masquerading as educational experts have as their ultimate goal. Reason is defined as “a sufficient ground of explanation or of logical defense.” Here are just a few of the “discussions” I had out on the streets. Please notice the inability to apply reason.

Permit me to set the scene. I am standing beside a picture of an aborted fetus with a caption that reads “VOTE PRO-LIFE.” I only respond when someone speaks to me. The brain-dead Obamatron is always quoted first in the following interaction. BDV indicates Brain Dead Voter.

BDV “What about the death penalty? Are you in support of the death penalty?

ME “Pardon me, but what does that have to do with killing unborn babies?”

BDV “Why don’t you worry about the men being put to death?”

ME “Because a jury has found them guilty. I believe in our justice system even though it is not perfect. A jury of their peers declared guilt. Aborted babies are innocent. They have committed no crime. Why don’t you help defend the most innocent amongst us?”

BDV Go F— yourself, a—hole.

NEXT BDV“ A woman has a right to do what she wants with her body”

ME“Really? Is a woman legally permitted to shoot drugs into her body?”

BDV “That’s different. Drugs are illegal.”

ME“And killing a baby is legal?”

BDV “Hey. It is her body.”

ME “Really? Are you part of your mother’s body? And don’t half of all babies have a penis? Do you know of any woman who has a penis? The baby has its own blood type and DNA and it is different from the mother. How can that be her body?”

BDV“Leave me alone dumbass.”

3rd BDV (Male) “Why don’t you want a woman to have a right to choose?”

ME “Oh I am for a woman’s right to choose, but I am fighting also for the babies right to choose. Have you noticed all of those who are pro-abortion have already been born?”

3rd BDV “But what about rape?”

ME “You think we should give the death penalty to the child because of what the father did? Shouldn’t we kill the guilty rapist and protect the innocent baby? Why do we punish the baby because his father was a criminal? Did you choose your father?”

(He gives me the double bird salute as he stammers away.)

4th BDV “You need to stop the war on woman.”

ME “That is what I am trying to do. Half of the babies killed are future woman. I am trying to protect them from the real war on women. Women have to bear the grief alone when they come to realize that they have murdered their baby. Abortion permits men to be irresponsible.”

4th BDV “Keep your politics out of my uterus, you f—khead.”

5th BDV (Pointing at the sign) “How dare you show those pictures in front of young children.”

ME “Ma’am, I am more concerned about the children IN the pictures than I am the children seeing the pictures. If abortion is such a positive thing why are we embarrassed to show the pictures to our children?”

5th BDV “The children need to be protected from seeing this.”

ME“I am pro-choice for the children seeing the pictures, but I am not pro-choice for the children appearing in the picture. You agree choice is a good thing, don’t you?”

(I am too prudish to type what that tolerant lady spewed at me.)

6th BDV “I am a Christian and Barack Obama is not for abortion!!

ME“You are completely ignorant. I don’t know what to say.”

My jaw bounced off of the pavement.

7th BDV “Those pictures are faked. That is not really what happens in an abortion.”

ME “Hmmm…that is the same thing the Germans said about the pictures of Auschwitz. They ignored what was happening around them. They allowed the Nazi to declare that Jews weren’t people. Just like unborn babies…they are not people. It is easy on the conscience to kill a non-person.”

7th BDV “You are a f—king racist.”

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; -1 Tim 4:2

Americans are amoral. The government likes it that way.

The atheistic government schools are working exactly as designed.

The death of reason is evidence of their atheistic, amoral indoctrination. The schools teach the atheistic gospel more effectively that the church teaches the True Gospel.

Why are we surprised?

Originally Published on NewsWithViews.com
Reprinted with Permission of the author
© 2012 Dave Daubenmire – All Rights Reserved

Coach Dave Daubenmire

Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen Unitedwww.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

E-Mail: coach@ptsalt.com

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Don’t Believe The Spin, Obama is Political Toast

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

Let me help you enjoy the next few days.

Obama is going to be thrown out on his nose.

I have no dog in this hunt, so this is not some biased, Republican typing you these reassuring words.

Relax, Betty. Obama is toast.

The entire election process is about money. Reports tell us that Obama and Romney have spent $2 BILLION on this election.

Two billion. Let that sink in…

Now ask yourself this. Where has all of that money been spent?

I am not a political expert, but it seems to me that a bundle has been spent on media buys…those dastardly commercials that are non-stop here in Ohio. (Damn I’ll be glad when this thing is over.)

So ask yourself this. Do the media have a vested interest in making sure that the election appears to be close? If it was a blowout election would all of these dollars be spent lining the pockets of the media-fat cats?

Pick your side…Republican or Democrat…Fox News or MSNBC…the media conglomerates get rich by making the election appear to be close. It has dominated the news-shows for three solid months.

The polls tell us the score of the game…or at least, what pollsters THINK the score is. Keep the score close and the folks will pay attention. Do you watch a blow-out football game late in the fourth quarter? We are late in the game…and the game isn’t really close.

But they tell us it is. They keep you watching. The candidates spend the dollars. The media-moguls line their pockets. Hannity’s ratings go up.

Dick Morris says this…Karl Rove says that…Pat Caddell has a different take…Paul Begala and James Carville stir their spin.

Come on now. Would you be listening to them if the game wasn’t close? Do they have more influence if the game is close? Do they profit from a close election?

Will their speaking fees go up after the election is over? Will all of the network face-time benefit them? Do they have a reason to make it appear close?

Obama will not win Ohio. He will not win the election. Bitter clingers can hardly wait until next Tuesday.

Follow your instincts and not the pundits and certainly not the polls.

Let me help you.

Answer these questions.

Can you name ONE of Obama’s constituencies where he will increase his votes from the last election?

Will more blacks turn out and vote for him? Isn’t there actually opposition to him this time from the black clergy? Will MORE blacks turn out this election? NO!

What about college students? Obama is holding all of his campaign stops in college towns. Will the young voters turn out in droves like they did in 2008 to support Hope and Change? Will large numbers of those who graduated from college in the past four years with high student debt and poor job’s vote for him again? Nope.

Is the war on women going to produce more voters? Most women are not worried about birth control and abortion. The war on women is about higher food and fuel prices. Women are worried about how they will provide for their kids. When they go to the grocery store or the gas station they are not concerned about “women’s rights.” They are concerned for their families. Women are mothers. They love their kids. They see their child’s future prospects eroding. Are more women going to vote for him? Use your head.

How about the union workers? The union bosses love Obama but the rank and file doesn’t. The war on coal alone will destroy Obama in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Do you really think he will increase his numbers with union workers? More blue-collared American workers are going to vote for this guy? Give me a break.

Do you think the Catholics are going to turn out in greater numbers for him after the brouhaha over contraceptives at Catholic hospitals, universities, and charities? The American Bishops are actively opposing him and his policies.

All the media can do is try to confuse us…make the game appear close…while they rake in the dough.

The election of 2010 saw a sea change in American politics. From local dog-catcher to the US Senate, Joe Six-Pack American threw the socialists out on their butts. The citizens are still livid about Obama-Care…despite what the Supreme Court said.

The Republican turnout was low for John McCain. They didn’t like him…they knew he was a phony. They were sick of GW Bush and Republicanism. They stayed home.

But they won’t this time. They love America and they wonder what happened to her. They don’t like Romney…but they hate Obama and his policies. Hate and fear are powerful forces. Even though they won’t admit it, they have questions about Obama. They wonder where he was born…they wonder if he is an American at heart…they wonder if he is a Muslim…

They will never voice it because they are afraid they will be called names…but they will turn out in record-droves to boot him out. They are not racist…they are Americans. And they question whether the guy in the White House even understands grass-roots America.

They hate Chris Mathews. They hate Rachel Maddow. They hate MSNBC and the mainstreamed media. They are tired of having their values mocked. They are tired of being called racist, and un-American. They are sick of the war on freedom and the war on Christianity. Nov. 6 is payback. It will be one huge “get the hell out of my life” moment.

They have watched Obama’s apology tour. They have seen him buddying up to the Muslims. They have watched Benghazi. They know Obama is a pathological liar.

They look at Romney and they have questions. But they can tell that he is a “family man.” They can tell he has a fear of God…even though they realize he doesn’t serve the God of the Bible. They see in Obama a man who either thinks he is, or wants to be, God. Ann Romney or Michele Obama? Come on…

America doesn’t hate rich people. They understand that wealthy people make America work.

Truth be told…it is the lazy-poor people they disdain…the welfare cheats…they know America needs a successful man to run the country.

Come on now. Are Obama and the Democrats more popular now than they were in the 2010 mid-terms? You know the answer.

The polls are rigged…have been all the way. Here is all you have to remember. Look at any poll…Romney 50 Obama 47…no matter the poll, no matter the numbers. A sitting president this late in an election will only get the number he has now. Obama is at 48 nationally. He won’t get any higher. Forty-eight does not win. As Yogi Berra would say…you can look it up.

The God-haters will lie, steal, and cheat to win. They better. It is their only chance.

Do you remember Barry Goldwater’s slogan when he ran for President in 1994?

“In your heart, you know he’s right.”

Obama is toast. In your heart you know it.

And in your heart…you know I’m right.

It won’t be close. Turn off the TV and enjoy the next few weeks. Just go vote.

Originally Published on NewsWithViews.com
Reprinted with Permission of the author
© 2012 Dave Daubenmire – All Rights Reserved

Coach Dave Daubenmire

Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen Unitedwww.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

E-Mail: coach@ptsalt.com

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What if Your Church Was Run by a Coach?

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. -2 Timothy 4

I have had people ask me if I was ever going to start a “church.” It always makes me chuckle. I am not a nose-wiper or a wet-nurse and I have no desire to coddle weak Christians.

Don’t take that the wrong way. I am always ready to help someone improve their spiritual walk, but I refuse to lie down on a soft pew, stroke someone’s back, and tell them what a brave little Christian he or she is.

For the most part, that is what pastoring has become now days. That is, if you can get to the church CEO…oops…I mean “lead pastor.” Most of them only care about “souls”, not people. If they did care, they would teach them to stand on their own two feet and stop being dependant on the “pastor” for every “felt-need” that happens to prick them on any given day.

We need pastors to tell the folks to man up. The pastors would do well to follow that same advice. We are in the midst of a great football season at Fairfield Christian Academy where I serve as the Head Football Coach. It is a part-time ministry, but one of the most important aspects of the many outreaches we do at Pass The Salt Ministries. Training the next generation of Christian leaders is a challenge I take very seriously.

Boys don’t know how to be men. In fact, they have a hard time recognizing manhood. Through our football program we train them according toEcclesiastes 9:10“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”

We train them to “knock the snot” out of the other guy. I know…it doesn’t sound very Christian to most folk…but it sure does sound manly. Christianity could use an injection of testosterone.

Just curious…where does the Bible teach that manly-Christians aren’t supposed to fight?

Instead, we want to train our boys to be wimpy. Have you taken a look at the average boy in your neighborhood Christian school? Most Christian schools don’t even have football…or wrestling. No, they play soccer, or archery, or golf.

Nothing against those sports. I am glad the kids are doing something. But nothing teaches one about life as much as a football field. You learn that when you get knocked down, you have to get up; that when you get up, you have to go again. And when you go again, you have to do it as a team. Play to the end, no matter the score. Overcome the refs. Overcome the opponent. And most importantly, overcome yourself.

That is the purpose of the huddle. People don’t go to football games to watch the huddle. They go to see what difference the huddle makes. Now, that sounds like “church” to me.

Sadly, today’s church services are only huddles. No one ever calls a play, reviews previous game films, and points out how the team can get better. Today’s churches are hospital for saints, not mighty fortresses where God’s soldiers are trained. Men are bored. They sit passively and watch as the “professional Christians” play a game. Few find a place in the huddle for themselves.

It funny, you know. I have lasted 35 years as a coach. I wouldn’t make it 35 minutes as a pastor. I try to build men. Football is merely the scaffolding that I use to shape them.

I was thinking about the similarities between the church and a football team this past weekend. Yet the goal, techniques, and game plan are so different.

Building a better man will build a better church. Bigger is not always better. I want better believers, not a bigger locker-room full of goats.

That’s why I am a coach and not a pastor. A good coach places demands upon his players. Most pastors place band aids. I am in the man-making business. Most pastors are in the victim making business. Good leaders teach their team to stand on their own two feet.

We teach our players to oppose evil…to run to the roar. Most churches are training people to hide from evil…and run to the safety of the sanctuary. We teach our guys to stand up and be counted. Most men are taught to sit down and let the church leadership do the counting. The coach’s success is measured in wins and losses. The pastor’s success is measured in bucks and butts.

Coaches are looking for difference-makers while pastors are looking for the compliant. Pastors love prayers, coaches love works. Coaches teach players to engage in the battle, while pastors teach people to watch the battle. Coaches train players to lay down their life; pastors train people to seek a better life.

Football players work to please the coach, while pastors work to please the people.

Are you catching my drift? Do you see why men would rather go to the football game than attend church services?

Football players seek victory. Christians seek peace. Jesus is a Conquering King while being called The Prince of Peace. Authority brings peace. Contending begets courage. Courage leads to overcoming.

Blessed are the Peacemakers.” Not the peace-keepers. Jesus understood that the conflict has winners and losers. Why do we call Peace, peace, when there is no peace? There will be no peace until all his enemies are under His feet.” Most Christians are merely spectators to a spiritual battle.

Folks say to me, “Don’t worry about it, Coach. I read the last chapter and we win!”

“Read it again,” I tell them. “HE wins, not us. We just get to be on the team”

But we wanna win by forfeit. We wanna win without fighting. We wanna win without getting our fingernails broken. Life is not a video game with restart buttons. We get one shot.

What Father wants his son to be a wimp? I love watching my children compete. Don’t you think Our Father in Heaven feels the same way?

“My Daddy can beat up your Daddy!” How pathetic.

Give me a break!! He taught us to overcome…not outlast.

Now you see why I could never be a pastor. Too harsh. Too judgmental. Too direct. Too much testosterone. “Give me three points and a poem and send me home.”

Pastors are coaches and coaches are pastors. One flock fights while the other flock hides. Good coaches apply the same techniques that Paul expounds to Timothy.

Reprove. To reprove means to disapprove and strongly correct one’s actions.

Rebuke. To scold or reprimand for unacceptable behavior.

Exhort. To encourage greatly, enthusiastically, and openly.

Come to one of our practices and you will see how it works.

“Hey Miller! Who taught you how to block like that? If you don’t take the proper angle you are going to get the running back killed!!” (Reproof)

“We have been playing for 8 weeks and there is no reason why you should be making that mistake this late in the season. You know what you are supposed to do. I can’t follow you onto the field and hold your hand. You have got to discipline yourself. You’re supposed to be a leader!! Man-up and go stick you face in that linebacker’s chest or we will find someone who will. You are letting your teammates and coaches down. Run it again! (Rebuke) The team runs the play again.

“That’s it Miller!! I knew you had it in you!! You play like that on Friday night and we’ll all be celebrating after the game!! It is so much easier when we do things the right way!! Proud of you, Miller. Your hard work will pay off!! Go knock him on his butt!! (Exhortation)

Our guys come to practice every day. We don’t put up with excuses. They work hard. They become better men. We don’t let them blame the Devil for their poor performance. They know we love them because we tell them the truth. They would run through a wall for us.

I want to train them to run through a wall for the Lord!! Too bad the church’s Holy Huddle doesn’t do the same!!

Can anybody say Amen?

Originally Published on NewsWithViews.com
Reprinted with Permission of the author
© 2012 Dave Daubenmire – All Rights Reserved

Coach Dave Daubenmire

Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen Unitedwww.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

E-Mail: coach@ptsalt.com

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Cleaning up the Wrong House

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

Babylon–any society or group in a society considered as corrupt or as a place of exile by another society or group.

America has become a modern-day Babylon. What was once “the land of the free and the home of the brave” has fallen into captivity. We have been conquered, not by a foreign army, but by a foreign ideology.

“Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.” Isaiah 1.

America is no longer a Christian nation. The sooner we admit this obvious truth, the more clearly we will be able to see the way out. Although many of us fight to restore the Christian values upon which this nation was founded, our headaches would diminish if we would come to the realization that America is under judgment.

That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue to fight, but we must face the fact that America is becoming an ever-pagan nation ruled by ever-more pagan leaders. Other than a sprinkling of salt here and there can you name even one strong Christian in a position of power in the United States government? I fear you can’t.

Our nation has been “overthrown by strangers.” How else can you explain the choice for the leader of this once Christian nation being a battle between a Mormon and a pseudo Muslim-liberal Christian-humanistic-communist-witch’s brew of an American/Indonesian dual citizen?

Yes, my friends. Christians have been led captive into Babylon and because of the judgment that is upon us the only choices we have are evil. Evil is evil. There is no “lesser” evil. Evil men will do evil things.

But how did we get in Babylon?

“Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon.” Jeremiah 29:4. The Lord is the one who put us here. It is another sign of judgment on America. A Babylonian nation will select Babylonian leaders.

As much as my heart breaks to say it, America today cannot be ruled by Christian leaders. The pagans have us outnumbered. America is awash in sin.

Sin has flooded the nation because it has flooded the church. Even though nearly 80% of Americans identify as “Christians” we know that they really aren’t Christians. It is merely their religion of preference when filling out the census report. Calling oneself a Christian today is meaningless.

And that includes those sitting in the pews. If they were really Christians they would hate sin, flee idolatry, immorality, and hate that which is evil and cling to that which is good.

Pastors are money driven, and they won’t speak against sin, Guys like me love to rail about how un-Christian Romney and Obama are, while looking the other way at the hireling in the pulpit selling the sheep for a few silver coins.

“For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude (I suggest you read Jude. It will explain the condition of the church.)

I am always amazed that every four years, and especially so this time, Christian’s get all in a huff over evil. We use our vote for President of the United States as if we were selecting a Theologian-in-Chief. Suddenly our choices become sacred, and a “matter of conscience”. While all of the time we ignore the real problem in America.

The problems in America can be pin-pointed at the pulpit. Why is it that we demand “Godly leaders” for America, while ignoring the un-Godly leadership in the pulpit?

We get ticked when Romney and Obama support gay marriage while thousands of pastors, and their flocks, openly embrace what God calls an abomination.

Whole denominations of Christianity have turned to pagan beliefs, rituals, and apostasy, while we “good Christians” scream about the spiritual condition of the men vying for Commander-in-Chief. We expect from our politicians what we do not expect from our Christian leaders.

Romney and Obama have made their positions on the moral issues of the day clear. Sadly, many standing in the pulpit have not.

I wonder how most pastors would square if they had to publicly state and defend their positions in front of a congregation they were endeavoring to be elected to lead.

Heck, many pastors are leading congregations and are afraid to clearly state their positions on issues for fear of dividing the flock. That isn’t leadership. That is pandering in much the same way as Romney and Obama.

We want a “Christian President” to rule over a nation where the majority of the citizens are only Christians according to the census form.

America is modern day Babylon. True-Believers are in captivity in this pagan land.

Can we be honest here? We are selecting pagan leaders to rule over a pagan nation. We murder unborn children, we dishonor the marriage bed, we covet, we lie, we steal, and vote for candidates who do the same. Pagan nations have pagan leadership. America’s answers are not political… “strangers devour it in your presence.”

Before we demand theological purity from our Presidential candidates perhaps it might be appropriate to look at our own dirty laundry. Let’s start with the man in the mirror.

Are Obama and Romney forcing you to put your children in the pagan schools? Do you know anything about the spiritual beliefs of the teachers who indoctrinate your children every day? Do you demand that your children’s’ teachers share the same values that are taught in your home? Do you apply the same standards to your child’s teacher as you do the Presidential candidates? A child becomes like his teacher. Which will be most destructive to your child…the man in the school house or the man in the White House?

Do you sit silently in your church while apostasy runs rampant merely because your family has been members there for generations? Do you sit in an apostate denomination because you were baptized there? Do you attend a church, despite the doctrine, because you enjoy the “worship,” or they have a “great youth group,” or “so many of your friends” attend as well? Do you sit silently in the pew as the leadership takes the congregation farther and farther from the truth because you don’t want to make waves? Are you more Biblically literate today than you were five years ago? Which will have a greater impact on America’s spiritual life…the man in the church house or the man in the White House?

Do you lead family devotions with your children? Do you regularly pray and read the Bible with your spouse? Have you discussed spiritual issues with your children or do you leave that to the “youth leader?” Have you removed the influence of TV from your impressionable children? Have you checked their i-pods to see what they are listening to? Have you checked out their Facebook page? What do you know about their friends? What do you know about their teachers? Have you checked out the textbooks that are framing their worldview? Which will have a greater impact on your children’s spiritual life…the man in your house or the man in the White House?

Come Jan. 2013 a non-Christian will be in the White House. No matter whom you vote for that reality will not change. Obamney or Oramney, pagans will rule in Babylon.

In Jeremiah 29:10-14 the Lord tells us that it will be a long captivity…70 years…but that He will not forget His people who remain faithful during the captivity. We need to be in this for the long haul…for the sake of our children and the sake of the Gospel.

Are you preparing yourself and your family? Are you training them in the ways of the Lord? Will your family be among those who “endure to the end?” The White House is a reflection of the school house, the church house, and your house.

Judgment begins first in the house of God.

Originally Published on NewsWithViews.com
Reprinted with Permission of the author
© 2012 Dave Daubenmire – All Rights Reserved

Coach Dave Daubenmire

Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen Unitedwww.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

E-Mail: coach@ptsalt.com

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Satan’s Party Platform

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

In defense of myself I would like to offer this disclaimer. Although I am a registered Republican I no longer share the values of the Republican Party. I am not one of their hacks and I have not been a consumer of the “Democrat bad…Republican good” kool-aid dispensed by most conservative talk radio hosts. I don’t support either “party.”

But I am a realist. Either the Republicans or the Democrats will be in power come January 2013.

Before I get too far into this writing I want to give credit to John MacArthur for prompting me to put onto paper what I, and obviously he, have been thinking for the past month. I believe we would both agree that the inspiration of this writing, and his sermon, has come directly from the Holy Spirit. What I am offering today is not plagiarism, but merely an elucidation of a youtube video of a recent sermon by MacArthur.

You can listen to his sermon here. It is only 4 minutes.

I do believe both political parties are under the control of The Evil One…but to say that there is no difference in the two parties would be untruthful. Neither party honors God. But one party hates him. Openly. It is towards them today that I wish to squirt my ink.

I come from a long line of Democrats. I was raised Catholic, my father was a unionized factory worker, and there was very little knowledge of God in my family.

That does not mean we were not raised in church because we were. My mother, a “protestant” had to pledge to raise her children in the Catholic tradition in order for the marriage to take place. She was faithful to that, and my father dutifully took their five children to Mass.

Please…before you attack…this is not an indictment of Catholicism. It is merely MY experience on my journey to Christ. One can be religious and not have a relationship with the Lord.

I was raised in a religion, but I had no knowledge of the Savior. I met him in 1988. It changed everything about my life.

Today I consider myself a “Christocrat.” I vote the Bible. It is hard to find Biblical values in either party. Christians are deceived. They do not understand that much of the war on Christianity is being waged by the Republican Establishment.

Have you noticed how much they hate Todd Akin…and Sarah Palin…and especially “those right-wing pro-lifers?” Have you noticed how the Tea Party has been co-opted by the Party bosses? I believe the Tea Party has struggled because they have attached their horse to the Constitutional wagon…rather than to the Bible.

But that is a commentary for another day.

Today, I would like to aim my keyboard at God-fearing Democrats…like my late father. Wake up! Your party is controlled by “haters of God.” They claim to represent God, the Democrats do…but not the One True God. They worship the god of diversity, or tolerance, or inclusion, or self…but they hate Jesus.

I’ll say it more clearly. The Democrat Party leadership worships a false, universal god. They hate the God of the Bible. They love everything the Bible hates.

President Obama is a lot like I used to be. I went to church, called myself a Christian, but I had never met the Savior. Like so many today, I tried to represent the views of a God I did not know. Because I didn’t know Him, I didn’t know His Ways. Yet, I thought I was a “Christian.”

The only Scripture I knew was “live and let live”…except that isn’t in the Bible. I thought “liberty” meant “license”…the right to do whatever I wanted. Meeting the Savior changed all of that for me. It helped me understand the “why” to all of His rules. God’s precepts are protective, not punitive. I now understand what I could not understand before.

The First Chapter of Romans is devastating to the God-haters. It is a treatise on the degradation of the culture. I plead with you to take a moment and read the link I provided. It is a picture of a rotting society.

And it is the platform of the Democratic Party. They support in their platform everything Paul speaks against in Romans. The Democratic Party supports the god of “self.”

Here is their official platform. Read it for yourself.

The Democratic Party is leading America towards God’s wrath. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness,”

The Democrat Party supports what God hates.

Complete abortion-freedom paid for by government funds. By killing an unborn child they show that they are “without natural affection.” It is not natural for a mother to not love her unborn child. A baby has to die because a woman has a choice? They serve the god of self.

They support not only the recognition of, but special treatment for homosexuals. “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”

Although they eventually recanted, they removed the name of God from their platform. “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge…haters of God.”

The platform supports the belief that man is wiser than God. “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”

Yep. “Their foolish heart was darkened.”

The consequences of being ruled by those with darkened hearts have been devastating to America. According to Romans 13 the purpose of government is to punish evil and reward the good. “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.” Really? Why are so many good people afraid of our government?

But what happens if the rulers cannot determine good from evil? Or worse yet…”call evil good and good evil.” What if they believe behavior that results in death is “good”, but defenders of life are “evil?”

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!No wonder there is so much woe in America.

The first sign of judgment on a nation is God’s abandonment. “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind…”

America is under judgment. How do I know? Just look at our citizens. “Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful..”

The Republicans are a mess. They offer very little alternative. But we must start with the repudiation of a Party that openly supports what the Lord opposes.

Are you a Democrat or a Christian? A Christian cannot vote for Satan’s agenda. I believe you will be held accountable for who you support with your vote. Think deeply about Paul’s warning at the conclusion of Romans 1.

“Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”

To permit is to participate. To vote for is to support. “Have no pleasure in them that do them.” Do you vote Biblical values or Union values? It is the morality, stupid!!

Let’s take out Satan’s Party Platform. Let’s expose one party at a time. We can deal with the phony Republicans after this election.

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In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

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Toeing the Party Line

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

I got booted off of the radio station from which I have broadcast over the past 10 years.

You read that right. For nearly a decade I hosted a Saturday morning talk-show called Pass The Salt “Talk Radio with a Sting” on a local radio station “in the cornfields of Ohio.” I wasn’t an employee of the station. I was an independent contractor. I purchased my radio time. Last month the new station manager cancelled my show via email.

Yep. He sent me an email telling me that the show was being cancelled immediately and that I would have no opportunity to say goodbye to my regular listening audience because he was afraid of what I might say.

He should be afraid. The truth is always frightening to those who have something to hide.

It was a small Christian station, but it did provide me the opportunity to stream the program live around the world. I moved the program from a larger station nearly a decade ago, in part, out of loyalty to the station founder who was struggling to make the station viable.

Rick Finke was a lover of the Truth and wanted to do all that he could to create an “out-of-the-box” radio station that would appeal to the lost. He broadcast “edgy” stuff and always gave me the liberty to be me and drew a secular audience to a Christian station.

He passed away last year and “new management” took over the station. Gradually the format changed to syrupy Christian music, and nicer-than-Jesus pastors who preached the non-offensive Gospel.

That led to the courageous email from the station manager casting the “salt” out the window where it could be trodden under the foot of men.

They traded salt for sugar. It is happening in churches all across America.

I have since moved my show to Blogtalkradio.com. You can check out myarchived radio shows here. Listen to one of the shows and it won’t take you long to figure out why the weenie “Christian” manager cancelled me via email. After nearly 500 shows and thousands of dollars he didn’t have the decency to look me in the eye. I assume my show offended the “pastors.”

I am becoming more and more leery of those who call themselves “Christians” these days. What does that even mean today…Christian…?

What I would like to do with this commentary is to “coach” you a bit on how to stay in the good graces with the average American-Christian. Perhaps you didn’t realize that there is a party-line to Christianity and if you don’t toe it you won’t take long before you experience the left foot of fellowship. I’m not the first to experience it and I won’t be the last.

(By the way. I am more determined than ever to speak the truth. I am not discouraged, I am encouraged. You know you are hitting home when the pigs start to squeal.)

Sin number one. Never speak out against the pastors

They are the untouchables in the American Church. It matters not what denomination they are a part of, or what they teach, they are the expert on all things Christian and to question them is to “touch God’s anointed.” At least that is what THEY tell me. I simply tell them that I have been anointed to hold them accountable.

Here’s the truth. There are many standing in the pulpits of America that have no business representing the Lord. Many of our churches are nothing more than a small business started by a Christian entrepreneur. Start a church. There is great job security in it. Tell the folks what they want to hear, hide inside and wait for the rapture, and teach the people the Old Testament law of tithing. Immediate job security. Plus, they get to be boss and exert their power over the sheeple.

MANY “pastors” are building their own kingdom rather than advancing God’s. They don’t agree with their fellow pastors on much…but they do agree that the salty guy on Saturday mornings has got to go.

Pastors are full of pride. They will never admit it, but they are in competition with other pastors over power, privilege, and prestige. They serve “their ministry” not the Lord. Have you ever watched pastors interact with each other? Tension…

Multitudes of sheep are being led astray by these hirelings.

Sin number two. Do not speak out against the government schools

There is nothing in America more destructive to America’s children than the Government Schoolhouse down the road. But don’t speak against teachers, don’t point out the lies that the schools teach, don’t chastise parents for putting God’s children into the Devil’s indoctrination centers, and don’t point out how worthless the average church youth group is in combating them.

Don’t point out that their children cannot navigate their way through the Scriptures, that nearly 90% of Christian-children leave the faith when they go to college, that the teaching of the religion of evolution destroys the faith of their children, and that statistics show that Christian children think no differently than their non-churched classmates.

Plus, the chances are pretty good that many of the folks sitting in the pews work in some capacity for the government schools, either as a teacher, aide, coach, cafeteria worker, or bus driver. Don’t be shocked to find out that the pastor’s wife is one of those government school workers.

As one pastor told my friend Jim, “The schools are where I do a lot of my fishing for souls.” He got pissed when he was advised to build his own aquarium.

Sin number three. Don’t question the Republican Party.

There is an un-holy alliance between the church and the Republicans. Unless you are black. The alliance there is between the blacks and the Democrats. It never dawns on either group that their allegiance is supposed to be to the Lord and not to a political party. White-Christians trust the Republicans to save America while black-Christians trust the Democrats to do it. One set of believers cancels out the vote of another group of believers. Neither group trusts the Lord. Divide and conquer is the oldest trick in the book.

Do not point out that only a defensive war is permitted by the Scriptures. Don’t point out that the Republicans have been “pro-life” for forty years while babies continue to be slaughtered. Don’t point out that taxation is government thievery, that the justice system has become a money-making operation for the government, and that the Republicans are every bit as responsible for the mess as are the Democrats.

And certainly don’t point out that the lesser of two evils is still evil…or that Mormons are not Christians.

Sin Number Four. Don’t say anything that might convict believers.

Christians don’t realize that they are deeply trapped in sin. Pointing out that they spend most of their waking hours serving “other gods” will not help one curry favor with the pew sitters. Oh, they love it when you rail against the “homos” or the “baby-killers” but you are getting a little too close to home when you begin to speak about making idols of one’s children, or job, or the Buckeyes.

Stay away from the issue of education and the responsibility of the parents to train their children “in the fear and admonition of the Lord.” Don’t touch the way they permit their daughters to dress like sluts. Don’t exhort them to live out their faith by actually DOING something to fight the cultural rot destroying America. Don’t discuss unsound money, the New World Order, the culture of death in the schools, that the sanctity of marriage applies to heterosexuals as well as homosexuals, or chastise them for their indifference to the lies being promoted to their neighbor’s children. And for God’s sake don’t point out personal sin.

Stay away from appearing judgmental, hateful, intolerant, or unkind. Not toeing the Christian party-line is a sure way to draw the ire of “God’s people.”

I make them mad because I asked them who drew the line and what happens when you cross it?

Better yet…what happens if you don’t…?

One of the refrains I often hear from self-proclaimed “brothers in the Lord” is: “Brother Coach, I love what you do…but I don’t like the way you do it.”

“Really?” I love to respond. “I like the way I do it better than the way you don’t.”

Rock the boat. Step over the line. Tear down those idols.

“Do I now become your enemy because I tell you the truth? Galatians 4:16

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In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

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A Headache to the Powers of Darkness

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

“Coach, I bet that when you get up in the morning the Devil takes some Tylenol.”

That is what my friend Tom said to me one day. I am proud of that. I pray that I am a headache to the powers of darkness.

How about you? Is that the attitude you face each day with? Do you awaken in the morning and plot what you can do to advance the Kingdom of God? Or do you cower in your prayer closet begging the Lord to keep the enemy away from you?

I know the answer to that question. And so do you. Most Christians would rather hide from the devil than fight him. The last thing the average Christian man wants to do is pick a fight with evil. That wouldn’t be very Christian, now would it?

What is it you hear from the football commentators all of the time…“The best defense is a good offense.” For the most part, the church doesn’t even have an offensive playbook anymore. No wonder we are letting the forces of evil score so many points. The devil’s arm is sore from spiking the football…

I wanna kick their butt. The devil and his minions I am referring to. I wanna push their faces in the mud. I want to bloody their nose and point them to Jesus for treatment.

I don’t wanna coddle them, and tell them how much Jesus loves them. I wanna bury them and their evil playbook. I wanna run right over the top of them. I wanna do to them what David did to the uncircumcised Philistine. I wanna feed their flesh to the fowls of the air.

The Lord has enemies, you know. Sorry to have to burst the church-bubble you live in, but the Lord also hates some things. Try this on for size.

“For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: theLORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. Psalm 5:4-6

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” Prov. 6:16-19

God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.Psalm 7:11

Yep. God hates some things. He doesn’t “hate the sin and love the sinner.” You won’t find that anywhere in the Bible. Here is a list of 43 things the Lord hates. Chew on that awhile.

Hold on to your seat. God hates sin! But He also hates those who practice sin. You cannot separate the sin from the sinner. It is the sinner that gets cast into the lake of fire…not the sin.

Jacob I have loved, Esau I have hatedRomans 9:13 (Sorry folks. Just quoting the Word.)

Come on now! If God didn’t hate some things why did His Son have to die?

“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devilI John 3:8

If God wanted to destroy the works of the devil, (sin) why shouldn’t I? I am a soldier of the cross!! I stand for Him. I speak for Him. I fight for Him. I must be willing to die for Him.

But there is the rub. We love our lives too much. We are afraid of what the evil forces might do. We are afraid of what total commitment to the Lord might cost us. We are not sure that we are willing to pay that price…

The American-Christian Church has developed an escapist mentality. We are not willing to fight because we have become convinced that the Lord is going to rescue us out of this mess. Flight or fight is the choice that lies before us. Most Christians have chosen the safe route.

Most pastors see the Gospel only as a salvation issue, not a Kingdom issue. The idea that Jesus wants us to engage the enemy in the battle for Truth is anathema to most church-leaders.

I hear you. “Coach, Jesus said His Kingdom was not of this world.” Jesus said that his Kingdom was not an “earthly” Kingdom; He didn’t say we should relinquish the earth to Satan.

All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Mathew 28:18-20

The devil should not be ruling this world! Jesus destroyed the power of the enemy at Calvary. He ushered in a new Spiritual Kingdom that is available to the believer here and now…”Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done in Earth as it is in Heaven.” This invisible Spiritual Kingdom gives Christians authority over the forces of darkness. The forces of darkness are spiritual as well and their fruit shows up in the natural world. It is those spiritual forces that we are to wrestle with. The Bible tells us that they dwell in “high places.”

Some will call my position “dominionist”, writing me off as a heretic. His Kingdom is not OF this world, but it has dominion OVER this world. Jesus is Lord of all!!

“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.” Eph. 1

All things are under His feet! He has made the earth his footstool!!

Everything is under his power. And that includes the forces of darkness. The earth does not belong to the devil!!! Jesus reclaimed the authority over this world at the Cross. Satan has power and influence over non-believers, but he has no power over the believer!!

Unfortunately, non-believers are currently in authority in America. The church has yielded the power to The Evil One through submission while they aimlessly seek “purpose” and their “best life now.”

The Lord established a new kingdom but His soldiers will not fight to establish His Kingdom Principles in the earth.

The Bible is Book of victory. It is not a Book of defeat. The Gospel is the story of a Conquering King, not a submit-to-the devil Savior. Jesus is the ultimate authority…at the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow…and that includes here and now. Jesus is the victor NOW…not just at the end of the Book.

The devil doesn’t scare me. Jesus lives inside me.

Politics will not win this battle, but politics is a weapon in the battle. Separating religion from politics results in the removing of Kingdom Principles from the culture. If the devil’s kids are the one’s making all of the rules do you expect good things to happen?

Our failure to confront evil in the culture has lead to misery for God’s people.

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Eph 5:11.

You see, pointing out the unfruitful works of darkness pounds knots on the devil’s head and brings liberty to God’s people.

Quit hiding in the back of the bus. Know the Truth. Obey the Truth. Speak the Truth. Stop cowering in fear inside your stained glassed fortress. Let’s take the fight to the enemy! “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world!”

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matt. 11:12

It is time to fight for Truth. Let’s give the devil and his kids a headache!
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Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen Unitedwww.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

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Imprisoned by Ignorance

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

We really aren’t free in America anymore. We just think we are. Government has injected itself into every area of our lives.

Government is supposed to be a verb…self-government…but we have turned it into a noun…THE GOVERNMENT. Government “of the people, by the people, and for the people” was designed to be a process whereby folks were empowered to control themselves.

It was never meant to be a top-down tyrant playing the role of a parent to a free people.

True freedom comes from the individual’s restraint on the heart. Self-government is the only means of true liberty. As Founding Father Robert Winthrop wrote:

All societies of men must be governed in some way or other. The less they may have of stringent State Government, the more they must have of individual self-government. The less they rely on public law or physical force, the more they must rely on private moral restraint. Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the Word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.

All laws are nothing more than man’s efforts to control the heart of men. When our government-schools removed the Bible from the education of our children they removed the only possible means whereby our nation would teach inward restraints on the heart of the individual. Reject the Bible, sharpen the bayonet. It is the natural progression of licentiousness on steroids.

Americans have been “endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights”…interesting isn’t it…there are no “inalienable wrongs.” The precepts of the Bible grant us the ability to do right…not the right to do wrong.

Read that paragraph again. It is more profound than you understand. Only a nation that has a firm understanding of right and wrong, good and evil can survive.

The Bible or the Bayonet. Time is running out on America.

I love words…the English language. I am always fascinated by our inability to understand the meanings of words. In 2009 I wrote Change the Words, Change the World. I suggest you read it. It explains why we are in such trouble.

Ignorant is one of those words that we no longer use in context. If you look it up in the dictionary you will find the common usage of the word to be lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned.

But the root word of ignorant is ignore…refrain from noticing or recognizing…showing that to be “ignorant” means to refrain from recognizing knowledge…or rejecting knowledge.

Ignorance is not just lacking knowledge…but rather, choosing to IGNORE knowledge. What was it Reagan said“the trouble with our liberal friends isnot that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”

Well, it isn’t just the “liberals” who are ignorant. In fact, they aren’t the problem. The problem is with the ignorant Christians who ignore knowledge. That’s what makes them ignorant…they ignore, or reject, the Truth.

Christians don’t read their Bibles. In fact, according to a recent survey 80% of church-goers do not open the Good Book apart from their weekly church attendance. Let that sink in. No wonder so many Christians are no different from the world. They ignore the only source of real Truth. Biblical ignorance. It is not that they don’t have the source of Truth, but rather, they ignore it. No wonder Christians are so confused.

Conservative talk-radio has replaced the Bible as the source of Truth for most Christians. Rush is “the truth detector.” Hannity says “let not your heart be troubled” but never finishes the verse “ye believe in God, believe also in me” which points them to the Author of Truth.

Is it any wonder the average Christian can’t recognize the difference between “conservatism” and Christianity?

Only the “Truth” can make one free. Christians are imprisoned by ignorance. They have ignored the Truth. Self-deception is the spawn of ignorance. They ignore the Truth, and choose to follow someone else’s interpretation of it.

Our culture has made Americans soft. This is especially true of Christians. That is why they don’t read their Bibles. In today’s instant-gratification culture most of us are too lazy to investigate for oneself. They would rather have Hannity, or Rush, or their Pastor tell them the way things oughta be.

Christianity is losing every war in the battle for the culture and the weapons of the opposing forces are disinformation and lies. The average Christian is incapable of rebutting the lies of the enemy because they don’t read their Bibles. In doing so, they block the revelation of the Holy Spirit Who “will guide them unto all truth.”

The Word is our Sword…our weapon. Most Christians are not proficient in wielding it. Rush can’t train you, Hannity doesn’t use it, Fox News doesn’t quote from it, and your Pastor doesn’t even ask you to take to Sunday service with you.

We are imprisoned by ignorance. This not hard, folks. Cause and effect is easy to follow in this trail of misery.

Many pastors no longer preach from the Bible. Most church-goers don’t even carry one with them when they go to church. In order to be sensitive to “seekers” the Sunday Scripture is projected on an overhead screen so that attendees never learn to navigate their way through the various books of the Bible.

“I never heard a single preacher. They don’t know how to preach (in America). … “To preach is to MOVE people. To teach is to inform. The great problem in America is that your preachers have soaked people with truth that they can’t live up to — and don’t wish to. Do they come with tears trickling down their cheeks and say ‘I have got to repent’ ?” -Richard Owen Roberts

The responsibility for the condition of this nation still falls squarely into the laps of those who profess the name of Christ. They declare that they want a return to a “Christian nation.” They want a nation where Christian values are espoused…a nation where God’s name is exalted above the government.

They want those values imposed on their neighbors…they just don’t want to have to follow those values themselves.

Mitt Romney is not going to change America. Unfortunately, Christians have become convinced by Rush and the boys that voting “the lesser of two evils” is somehow a winning strategy.

That is the height of ignorance. The Bible speaks against evil…it never says to vote for it. We are imprisoned by ignorance, not because we can’t find the Truth, but because we choose to ignore it.

Christians believe government-schools are not harming their children. Christians believe that homosexuals shouldn’t muddy the marriage waters, while 50% of their own marriages end in divorce. Christians don’t believe the national debt is a crisis because they are loaded down with personal debt. Christians believe it is the job of the government to take care of the poor because they don’t want to have to get their own hands dirty. Christians tolerate dishonesty in elected officials because they are dishonest in their own lives. Christians believe child murder is “choice.”

The Bible is the source of all Truth. A Christian must believe that, and do his/her best to live by the precepts it espouses. John Adams, the author of the Constitution warned us:

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” Most Americans are no longer moral.

Christians know where the Truth can be found…but they are more comfortable with Bill O’Reilly “looking out for them.”

Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.” We have rejected the Truth, ignored the Truth, and suppressed the Truth. Tyranny has become our big brother.

American’s are imprisoned by ignorance.

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Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen Unitedwww.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

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What I learned from the TV show “Bonanza”

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

Is it just me or does it seems like we don’t even know what a man is supposed to be today?

With all of the gender-blending that is taking place is it any wonder that our young boys no longer know what it means to be manly?

What does a man look like? How does a man act? How does a man speak?

That would be a great opinion- poll to take of pre-teen children in today’s government schools. It would be revealing.

The media has gradually and purposefully changed the image of men. Today, they don’t even look like men. I wrote this nearly three years ago. It is worth another read.

Michele and I were doing some out-of-town street ministry a few weeks ago and as we flipped through the channels one evening in our hotel room we came upon an old re-run of “Bonanza.” I commented to my girlfriend/wife that I could remember when our family used to gather around the black and white Philco, eat some popcorn, and enjoy the escapades of Ben, Adam, Hoss, Little Joe, and Hop Sing their politically-incorrect chef.

“It was Dad’s favorite show.” I told her. “Everyone had to be quiet when Bonanza came on. Mom made Kool-Aid and Dad popped the corn using bacon grease he had saved from breakfast. It was the 1960 version of the family’s night out.”

Michele and I sat mesmerized in our hotel room as the story-line played out in this old-episode on “The Ponderosa.” But this program wasn’t unique. Every story-line was the same. Only the names of the villains changed.

And that’s what made it so fun to watch. There was never any question about who was going to win in the end. Ben and the boys would prevail because of what they stood for.

They stood against evil. They were the good guys against the bad guys. They fought injustice, defended the weak, and fought for the family name.

That’s one of the things that made it so fun to watch. In every episode there was a fight. Usually with fists, sometimes with guns, but ultimately evil was overcome by the sheer force of good.

No one had to tell you that the Cartwright’s were the good guys. They didn’t wear white hats, although the bad guys did often wear black, because they didn’t have to. Back then we all knew the difference between right and wrong. The Cartwright’s enforced it. The good guys always won.

When the show ended Michele made an astounding, profound comment. She didn’t mean for it to be so impactful, but it was a dart right to the heart.

“Boy, the men were sure men back then, weren’t they?”

I don’t know about you, but much of my morality was shaped by what I watched on the boob-tube. I learned about life from watching Rawhide, Have-Gun Will Travel, Combat, The Rifleman, and Gunsmoke. Clint Eastwood, Richard Boone (Palladin), Vic Morrow, James Arness, and Chuck Connors taught me how a man responded to evil.

But that was back when there was such a thing as evil. Today, evil is nothing more than an alternative life-style. To call something evil today is to be “judgmental.” Hoss and the boys called evil, evil, and took it face-on. The good guys won and the bad guys lost.

Today, there are no bad guys…except for those who want to “judge” others. Real men fight evil. Today’s men are taught to tolerate it.

Today, we teach boys to get “in touch with their feelings.” Women “feel” things. Men “fight” things. Or at least they used to.

But not today. Today, we teach our boys to act like the girls.

I remember in the 2nd grade when two of my classmates, Sarah and Beth came to blows on the playground. I can still hear Mrs. Oldham scolding the girls as she broke up their cat-fight.

“Young girls are not supposed to fight like boys!” She scolded them.

Hmmm…Today boys are taught that boys don’t fight.

Maybe that is why I hate politics so much. If you are a “real man” you will never make it in politics. Talking straight is labeled as “harsh.” A war of words is no war at all.

Quick now…who would you bet on in a fist-fight between Romney and Obama? Do you think either one of them has ever had a bloody nose?

Better yet…how about Mitt Romney against Michelle Obama? See what I mean…

Neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama are real men. They are “sophisticated”, “educated”, “no-dirt-under-their-nails”, aristocratic sissies. Little Joe would have kicked their asses.

In other words, they are the quintessential sissy-men that socialism-loving Ivy League elites love to mass produce. They are emasculated, name-calling weenies. It is what the past thirty-years of cultural-Marxism has given us; A war of words by egghead academicians.

Did you know that since Reagan, every President has been an Ivy League grad?

Maybe that is why a guy like Chris Christie is so appealing. Even though I don’t agree with some of his policies I would love to see him in a ring with the African-Queen living in the Whitehouse.

(I wonder if Chris Christie and Hoss Cartwright are related.)

America needs a renaissance of rough-housing. We men must reclaim manhood.

But where would a young guy learn to be a man today? In church?

Give me a freakin break, Tonto! The church is home to the most emasculated, gelded, men in the entire world. “Worship leaders” are skinny-jean, moussed-haired, sissies, while most Pastors mimic Mr. Rogers. Churches are where manhood goes to die.

(“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor, won’t you be mine?”)

Could a boy learn to be a man by going to our government schools?

Yeah right, Rosie. Nearly 90% of elementary teachers are women. Is it any wonder that our boys are being feminized? If a young male shows any sign of testosterone he is quickly identified as ADHD, medicated, and punished with suspended recess. The average elementary school boy in America is trained to be a man…by a woman. Go figure.

Could a boy learn to be a man by watching TV?

Sorry, Barney. Manhood is under direct attack on TV. The last thing the homosexual producers, directors, and writers want is to provide a role model for today’s children that show a masculine man. Can you imagine Clint Eastwood or Chuck Connors in prime-time today? Do you think that is by accident? My goodness…they carry GUNS!!! What bullies!!

Come on now. We traded Vic Morrow for Charlie Sheen and The Lone Ranger for Will and Grace. What do you expect to happen to manhood?

Can a boy learn to be a man from his peers?

Sorry, Chaz. How has that worked in the black community where 75% of children are fatherless? Gangs become the family. Drugging and dropping out becomes the “manly” thing to do. Suburban white children are no better. They are taught to go-along to get along by their Christian-pacifist Sunday school teachers, under the watchful eye of their “What, me Worry” Pastor.

The government-media complex does not hate violence, they merely claim they do. They thrive on it. They promote it. They engage in it.

It is resistance they hate…especially Christian resistance. That’s why they hate guns, hate God, hate the Truth, and hate real men. Sissifying the men is the only way they can win.

“Truth, Justice and the American Way” was the battle cry of Superman. We don’t know what any of those three mean anymore.

Just wondering…did Matt Dillon wear mousse?

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Legitimate Rape

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

I don’t know much about Missouri Senatorial candidate Todd Akin but I am giving serious consideration to going out to Missouri and volunteering for his campaign.

It is about time somebody stood up to the Republican establishment and the man-haters who are responsible for the neutering of the American male.

Instead of worrying about the lesbian-cabal currently purging America of any vestiges of the patriarchal leadership that made America great, the media, in cahoots with the Republican establishment, are doing everything they can do to run Christianity and Christian values out of the public square.

I can’t believe how blind “conservatives” are.

Skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee gets more attention than Fast and Furious. Expecting women to pay for their own contraceptives is considered a “war on women,” and defending the right to life of all unborn children, no matter who his/her daddy is, now disqualifies one from holding office.

Thank God Todd Akin didn’t bend-over to those who wanted to rape him of his legitimately earned candidacy for the US Senate in Missouri.

Distract, distract, distract. That is all politics is about. Both parties have turned liberal. The Republicans just aren’t as aggressive with their socialism. The take “conservative” positions…they just don’t fight for them.

Wake up!! This is not your father’s Democrat Party. But it is not your Papa’s Republican Party either.

Have you noticed that the one’s screaming the loudest for Todd Akin to quit are the Establishment hierarchy and their hand-picked socialist-lite candidate Willard Romney?

And what was Akin’s sin? He challenged the thought that not every woman who cries “rape” was actually raped. He didn’t rape anyone nor cover-up the rape of anyone. He merely stated what law-enforcement statistics have proven. Not every rape is a forcible rape. Can you say Tawana Brawly? How about Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas?

Did you know that thousands of men across America have been accused of rape where no actual rape occurred? Did you know that with the introduction of DNA as evidence literally thousands of men have been released from prison after having spent years in jail for rape?

Akin should have used the term “forcible rape” rather than legitimate rape. Either way, miss-characterizing rape is not the same as committing rape. But don’t tell the Republican Party.

They can’t wait to show how magnanimous they are by throwing under the bus anyone who happens to say anything that might “offend” some protected-class of Americans against whom no challenges are ever to be made.

Establishment Republicans love to eat their own…especially when one of their own is a conservative who wants to defend unborn babies. They hated Palin, and Bachmann and Alan Keyes, but loved Dole, McCain, and Romney.

We all know “conservatives” hate women. Haven’t you been listening to what the progressives have to say? Conservatives hate. They hate every group of people except rich white folk. Especially “Christian-conservatives.” They embarrass the blue-bloods in DC. Todd Akin is a Christian-conservative. The elite hate Todd Akin and his ilk more than they hate socialism.

Willard Romney and the Republican Party would rather please the Democrats than they would their base. God bless Todd Akin for sticking to his guns, and, more importantly, defending unborn babies.

The lame-stream media and the Republican establishment are such weenies.

Wanna talk about legitimate rape? How about Bill Clinton and his harem of out-of-wedlock woman? What was the response of both the media and the Republicans to “legitimate” rape accusations of Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, and Kathleen Willey et al?

Remember the mantra during that despicable period of American history…”everyone lies about sex”…so I guess that does make some rapes not “legitimate.”

Do the Republicans fight back and point that out? Do they come running to the defense of Todd Akin the way the Democrats have protected Eric Holder? No. The join the chorus of critics.

You would think that Todd Akin was running a gay-brothel out of his home! (No…That was Barney Frank.)

Todd Akin committed two Republican sins.

Number one, he subtly pointed out that women lie about sex. Some women lie about rape to cover up an illicit affair. Some women lie about rape to get an advantage in divorce proceedings. Some women lie about rape to gain a financial advantage from a married man concerned about being exposed. Some teenage girls lie about rape to protect them from angry parents. Some women lie about rape because of the guilt associated with their whoredom.

Women control the bedroom. Are you honest enough to admit that? If momma ain’t happy…ain’t nobody happy. All the woman has to do is yell “rape” and the man’s life is ruined. The NOW gang has made men so afraid that they wine, whimper, and bow rather than fight back.

Sin number two?

Akin had the courage to point out that the unborn child is a human being from the moment of conception no matter how it was conceived.

America is schizophrenic in our treatment of the unborn. A baby is a human being from the moment of conception. Even the law recognizes that. Wasn’t Scott Peterson found guilty of murder when he killed his unborn “fetus” during the process of killing his wife? Wasn’t his baby unborn? Wasn’t he merely exercising “choice”…something his wife could have done without any legal ramifications?

If Laci Peterson had chosen to end the life of her son she would have been considered “brave” for making such a “difficult decision.” Scott’s “choice” cost him his freedom. Yep…murder is always a difficult decision. If the child is a “wanted” child it is murder. If the child is not wanted it is choice.

How often do you read in the media about the unfortunate death of a “pregnant” woman and the resulting death of the innocent child? Aren’t all babies innocent? Doesn’t a civil society protect the innocent…even if the Daddy was a “legitimate” rapist? We certainly don’t give the death penalty to the child for the rape that the father committed…do we?

Does the rape of a woman make the life of the child non-existant? Is the baby now non-human or non-alive because of the sins of the father?

That is why the Republican leadership wants to see Todd Akin step down. They don’t know how to handle the hypocrisy of the “pro-abortion-with-exceptions” position that they hold.

Willard Romney has been pro-abortion his entire political career. The Republican Party has been promising to end abortion for 40 years. For most of them it is a plank in a platform…not a conviction that they hold.

Sit down and hold onto your seat.

The Republican Party does not want to end abortion…they only want to regulate it. They are counting on the votes of desperate pro-lifers to keep them in power. Here is how you will know when they are serious about ending abortion.

The Republican nominee would announce that on his first day in office he would issue an Executive Order placing a moratorium on all abortions until a panel of medical doctors conclude a study to determine when life begins. Abortions would be made illegal until it can be determined if the “fetus” is a human being. Err on the side of the babies…not nebulous “choice.”

Why hasn’t any pro-life Republican Presidential candidates every proposed that? Votes, Baby. If abortion was ever made illegal again the Republicans would lose the strangle hold that they currently have on their largest group of voters in their base. If “voting pro-life” was no longer an issue, millions of “Christian-conservatives” would then turn their sights to other issues.

The Republican Party would have to fold their tent.

Todd Akin wants to make ALL abortion illegal. No wonder he and his ilk have to go.

Funny isn’t it? The same gaggle of politicians calling for him to resign is the same twits that gave us McCain and Romney.

Talk about rape. Forcing Christians to violate their conscience by voting for the lesser of two evils is the rape of one’s dignity.

That is the real legitimate rape. Republicans lie and babies die.

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Let ‘Em Go, Joe

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

Most white-Americans are afraid to even touch the race issue. To even dip one’s toe into that swamp is opening oneself up to all types of ridicule and scorn.

I am not one of those white-Americans. I am never afraid to talk about anything when it comes to dealing with the truth. Let ‘em yell “racist” all they want. Calling me names does not make me a racist.

Let me admit right up front that I am not black, my parents aren’t black, my wife isn’t black, my children aren’t black, although I did once own a black car. (Toyota) Just curious….does owning a non-black car make me racist?

You could accuse me of not being ‘up” with the ‘black-experience”…whatever the heck that means.

That is part of the big lie…the idea that you have to be black to understand “discrimination” or “profiling”, or struggling to get ahead.

I wonder how many blacks have any experience at being white…present occupant of the White House excluded.

Blacks have developed the ultimate herd mentality. “Group think” is a term that is often used to define a group that shares a universal mind-set about certain topics. Blacks have a liberal-plantation mindset.

I am 5’7” on a tall day, and my stocky build makes me look shorter. Throughout my growing-up years I was labeled half-pint, shrimp, diminutive, shorty and told to “get off of your knees” as a means of denigrating my vertically-challenged stature.

Being born short can be just as handicapping as being born black. Trust me…I’ve lived it…I am “up” with being short. However, I would never vote for a President just because he was short.

But at least I am not fat. Is anyone ever more discriminated against in America than fat people? Michelle Obama is waging a war against them. Sadly, some Americans are born with a propensity to be fat. Do you really think fat people want to be fat? Do fat people only vote for other fat people?

Where is the National Association for the Advancement of Fat People? NAAFP. Why doesn’t Michael Moore take up their cause? Instead of putting down fat people for the way they were born perhaps we should reserve some jobs for them or scholarships at our universities in the spirit of Affirmative Action for the lard-asses.

Except for Candy Crowley at CNN when was the last fat woman you saw anchoring a news show?

Seems like fat-discrimination to me.

Prejudice and profiling is everywhere. It is time we admit it. But blacks are the only group who has a protective status based on a trait with which they were born. Being black is their get-out-of-responsibility-free card. No matter the problem, skin color is their excuse.

We short-white folks enable them. We let them hide behind the feeblest of excuses: “I was born a minority so I need a break.” They are not only protected, they are favored.

It is a strange case of reverse discrimination. Our policies intimate that blacks can’t do it on their own. They need a break because of what happened to some distant relative whom they have never met, and every time a black does a “first” the race-enablers love to point it out. We only cheer fat people when they lose weight. Our schools don’t celebrate “Fat History Month.”

This subtlety came to light again this week when I was watching the Olympics. Early in the competition before the traditional (run, jump, shoot…blacks are good at all of them) sports had begun one of the announcers made an astounding statement that nearly knocked me out of my easy chair.

Gabby Douglas is the first African-American to win Gold in the all-around floor event in gymnastics.”

“What the Hey” I screamed as I threw my potato chips at the TV. “She’s an American. She isn’t an African-American. This is the stinkin’ Olympics. The continent of Africa has their own countries entered in the Olympics. Stop making everything blacks do seem so damn special.”

I thought they wanted equality…to be judged by the content of their character…not the color of their skin? Unless your skin is fat….

Do you suppose any German-Americans did anything special? How about Italian Americans…or Russian Americans…or White Americans? No…only the Africans get pointed out…as if Gabby didn’t earn it on her own. “Look another black overcomes racist America!!”

(Making you nervous yet?)

But that is the point of the Olympics. Best athlete wins, regardless of skin color. Seems to me we could use a little affirmative action for the white boys as only one of them was selected to play on the basketball team…token white boy…makes everyone feel represented, I guess. How come there is no diversity-spot on the USA Olympic Basketball team for short, German-American, Christian, heterosexual, senior citizens like me?

Why should I be deprived of the honor of being the “first” of that group to earn an Olympic Gold Medal in Men’s Basketball simply because of a random act of chance at birth?

What is your point Coach? Thanks for asking.

Racism is a fraud. It is merely a means by which they keep us from uniting together for the good of the nation.

How else can you explain that 90% of African-Americans voted for President Obama just because of his skin color? LeBron James is black, yet not all blacks think he is the best player in NBA history Other blacks have different opinions about who was best…Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson…but yet nearly all African Americans think Obama is “The Man.” Can you think of anything else that 90% of any group agrees on?

Ninety-percent of people can’t even agree on whether there is a God or not. But 90% of blacks voted for Obama. Are they really that easily controlled by the race-hustlers? Talk about black-sheep.

But that wouldn’t be possible without the un-Godly fawning-over of Obama by the African-American pastors. Shouldn’t they promote a Christian man rather than merely a black one? What if White-Americans voted for a President only because he was white? Why don’t 90% of White Americans vote for Romney if America is so racist?

I know you don’t want to hear it, but here are some facts. Shame on the black-pastors for not speaking the truth.

Planned Parenthood kills more blacks than the Ku Klux Klan ever dreamed of. Although African-American women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, they underwent approximately 36% of all abortions.

According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion. On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States. It has been estimated that since 1973 black women have had about 16 million abortions.

The leading cause of death in the black community is abortion. (Look here)

President Obama is the most pro-abortion President in American History. He is complicit in killing off “his people.” Black Pastors support him. Watch this video of a abortionist bragging about killing “ugly black babies.” He is an Obama donor.

Seventy-two percent of all babies born in the black community are out of wedlock. Most black-children will never know their grandpa or have any idea of a family tree. Makes you wonder what ever happened to “Roots.” Nearly 80% of black children conceived in America will never experience an intact family structure. Is that the black experience they are talking about?

Nearly half of our prison population is black. Black children are trapped in debilitating public schools where barely half will graduate yet “their” President will not permit them to escape the clutches of the NEA. The NEA is a power-player in Obama’s party. Obama, with the black pastors’ support, helps keep them on the NEA plantation.

Ninety-four per cent of murdered black men were murdered by other black men. A black man is 18 times more likely to die at the hands of another black man than he is a racist white guy. Guns don’t kill black men…other black men do.

Half-white Obama has his black brothers and sisters right where he wants them…chained to Joe Biden and the plantation owners in the Democratic Party.

It is not race that is holding back the black-American. It is abysmal parenting, lack of education, Godless values, and government dependency. The Olympics proved blacks can make it on their own. Too bad the wolves-in-black-pastors-clothing-haven’t noticed. They keep them in chains.

I just thought some short, chunky, white-Christian ought to point it out.

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In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

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There’s a Hole in the Bucket

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza
There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, there’s a hole.
Then fix it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry
Then fix it, dear Henry, dear Henry, fix it. (watch)

You may remember that children’s song that shows the absurdity of circular reasoning. My mom used to sing it with us in our old station wagon anytime the trip became too long for her brood of five. I can remember thinking as a young child that perhaps Liza should get a new bucket.

America is sinking fast. At least that is what I hear from all of the pundits in the media and on the net. My observations tend to support their prognostications.

It is not something new, the degeneration of America, but it does seem to be approaching the sound-barrier-busting speed under the current gaggle of “lawmakers” currently occupying the good ship Washington.

But much like “dear Henry” they are never able to fix the bucket. In fact, it seems that the more solutions they come up with, the faster the water rushes in..

Although we were never told why our friend Henry needed a bucket in the first place, it would be safe to assume that today we need the bucket in order to bail water from the sinking ship.

As a man wiser than me once advised me, “when you find yourself in a hole the first thing you need to do is stop digging.”

I got his point, but equally important was the need to identify the problem and fix it.

I wonder if Liza every asked Henry what caused the hole in the bucket in the first place?

Temporary fixes do not lead to permanent solutions. Even if Henry could have plugged the hole, eventually the leak would return.

That is a microcosm of America. We treat symptoms not problems.

The monkey grinders in Washington think the answer to gun violence is more gun laws. Perhaps in Henry’s day the government solution would have been to eliminate buckets. No buckets, no holes. It seems like a perfect solution until Henry or Liza has the need for water.

Outlawing buckets will never stop leaks. Only “government experts” think that way. Treating symptoms does not cure the disease; it merely controls it…regulates it, if you will.

Condoms don’t prevent pregnancies. They merely deceive one into believing that they can. When a condom is misused…or fails…we do not outlaw condoms. We simply adjust and work to improve the way in which one can have sex without consequences. Some call it abortion.

The same holds true in pornography. Although our nation is ravaged with the effects of an overdose of skin-exposure our solution is not the elimination of porn, but rather, condoms on our computers. Filters are what we call them. Filters don’t work for cigarettes; they don’t work for sex; and they don’t work for porn. They only sure way to reduce the viewing of porn is to eliminate its availability.

The good ship America is sinking because there is a hole in her hull. Appealing to dear Liza for the solution is not going to bring the cure.

So here we are on the verge of another election, pacing back and forth over the need to change the rascals in Washington. Painting the bucket will not plug the leak. Handing the bucket to Uncle Mitt rather than to Uncle Barak will not keep us from sinking.

If we have any hoping of bringing this ship to safe harbor we are going to have to repair the leaks. Merely getting a new captain will not do the trick.

Look folks, it is time we took the time to diagnosis the problem so we can apply the medication.
If the foundation be destroyed what can the righteous do? Psalm 11:3

Our ship has holes in it. Perhaps it is time we asked how they got there.

Both Republicans and Democrats have punched holes in the boat. It is just that each group uses a different sized drill bit.

It was a Republican President who gave us the Patriot Act. It was a Republican President who gave us government-paid prescription drug benefits. It was a Republican Supreme Court that gave us Roe V Wade. It was a Republican appointee who validated Obama Care. It was a Republican that eliminated the Gold Standard as the foundation of sound money. It was a Republican who gave America no-fault divorce. It was a Republican who bogged us down in a ten-year-and-counting military boondoggle in the Middle East.

The Republicans just aren’t as reckless as the leftists. The use small drill bits so that our sinking is much more gradual. But the certainty of capsizing is just as sure.

Watch this 10 second scene from the movie Titanic. “It is a mathematical certainty…”

The Democrats, on the other hand, simply use bigger drill bits. Social Security, The Great Society, Obama Care, Illegal Immigration, were all Democratic well-drilling operations. Their programs merely drill bigger holes which causes the ship to sink faster

But admit it. The ship is taking on water. Merely changing drillers will not save our ship.

There’s a hole in the bucket. It is time to abandon ship and return to solid ground.

Christianity is that solid ground.

Can we be honest with ourselves? Can we look ourselves in the mirror and admit that the issues taking us under are the very issues only Christianity can address. Laws cannot control man. Only God can control man. It is time we returned to Jesus.

America flourished as a Christian-based culture until the second-half of the twentieth century.

With a common value system, built on a common set of beliefs, this nation was a beacon to the world. Because we failed to fight for what our fore-fathers held dear, the rudderless ship journeyed off course. One by one they drilled holes in the boat…removal of prayer from schools…Bible reading in schools…abortion…sodomy…porn…each drilling a hole in the bottom of the boat.

Not one sane-thinking person in America could say that America is better today than it was in 1950. Not really, not in values…not in the things that really make America strong.

Oh, we may have more, but much of what we have is of such little value. We have gained the world and lost our souls.

We must return to what made us great.

But that won’t happen without the church. And the church will not move without the shepherds. And the shepherds will not move without some prodding. And the prodding will not work if you possess no courage. And courage can only be developed in the heat of the battle.

For such a time as this…the time to act is now.

Everywhere I look I see God-fearing people working the ship, plugging holes with their fingers, calling for more help to bail out the rapidly rising waves.

But the pastors are in the bottom of the boat…riding out the storm. A return to a common system of ethics built on Biblical values is the only chance this nation has. Our pastors must show some courage and lead. Someone needs to shake them and waken them.

Say what you will about the secularists…and the atheists…and the humanists. At least they believe enough in their false gods to force their belief system on others. They control our schools…they control the media…they control the entertainment industry… they control the church…they control the home.

The silence of the pastors on the issues that truly matter have left us a nation adrift. They serve an all-powerful God but are afraid to stand up and boldly speak for Him.

I have heard many tell me that politics has no place in the church. That may be true, but isn’t it time the pulpit got involved with the politics? When we leave the running of the government to the enemies of Christ why should we be surprised when the ship springs leaks?

It is time to build an ark. The system is broken. There is a hole in the bucket.

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In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

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There is No Fight in the Old Dog

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

Oh, the old gray mare, she ain’t what she used to be,
Many long years ago.

I remember my Dad strumming his guitar and singing that song when I was a young boy. I know it may seem like folk-lore to you, but it always takes me back to a simpler time when, as Michael Savage would say, “the chrome was thick and the women were straight.”

I miss those simple days. I miss them for my kids. Days when we ran the streets till the sun went down and our parents didn’t worry about us being molested. I remember when we knew every family on the street, and they called us by name. I remember when we spent all day playing ball without an adult in sight…when “safe or out” was determined by the biggest guy on the field.

We didn’t expect adults to organize and umpire our pick-up games, and we knew when the last out was made, who won and who lost. We bloodied each other’s noses, ate fishing worms on a dare, and went to church on Sunday.

Everyone did…go to church that is. Parents stayed married “for the kids,” only “slutty” girls “did it,”, and a shotgun wedding was the answer for out-of-wedlock- pregnancy.

But that was the early sixties, before America lost her way. Will there ever be a time like the sixties again? Somewhere between The Beatles and Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, America’s TV hosts transitioned from Dick Clark to Jerry Springer.

Americans no longer share a common set of values.

I remember as a young boy walking into my elementary school in 1961 and reading the Ten Commandments that hung in the foyer. It never struck me as odd that those same tablets were hung on the wall at church and on the refrigerator in our home.

Back then, they taught us the same values everywhere we went. But that was before multi-culturalism replaced the Decalogue.

Permit me to digress…I’ll reconnect the dots as we progress.

I remember walking beside my father one afternoon as he grabbed a shovel and a rifle and headed toward our garden. My brother Dan tagged along with us as we prepared to dig a hole for our dog.

“What are we doing Dad?” I nervously asked, fearful that the answer was what I suspected it to be.

“It is time for us to put Pawsie, down, boys. All dogs reach the point when they lose their bite. Once they lose their bite they soon lose their bark. Once they lose their bite it is only a matter of time until they aren’t really dogs anymore. There is nothing sadder than a once-brave animal that no longer commands respect. There is no fight in the old dog.”

The Church used to be the watchdog of the culture. It set the tempo, laid the ground rules, and commanded the respect of the community. Today, it has no bark and it has no bite. Every problem we see in America has occurred with the capitulation of The Church.

America is on fire and the church leadership is nowhere to be found. They cannot bite, and they refuse to bark. They serve a very anemic Jesus.

“His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.”-Is 56

Abandonment theology has doomed America to the ash heap of history.

“Abandonment Theology describes a faith which deceptively pawns itself off as Christianity by operating in the name of Christ, but which produces fruits destructive to America’s God-given freedoms. It comprises what is left today of the militant, power-filled, full-dimensional Christian faith of America’s Founders after decades of erosion, watering down and trivializing of God’s action mandates by America’s Abandonment Clergy. It is a “feel good” theology that patronizes Jesus Christ and thereby gains legitimacy, while at the same time produces disobedience to the commands of God and desertion of Christian duty.” -John Chalfant

Below is the type of bilge I hear from readers every time I write a commentary.

“Stop fighting so hard Coach. There is nothing you can do about it. The Bible predicts everything that we see happening in America today. God is in charge. He is about to take us out of this mess. Do you celebrate the Sabbath on Saturday or Sunday?”

Pardon me for being so blunt, but sometimes I feel like climbing into my computer and popping them right in the mouth. When did Christianity become a religion of defeat?

We have lost the forty-year battle over abortion. We have ceded control of our public schools to the atheists. We are losing the fight to hold the line on the sanctity of marriage. We have permitted the politicians to rename us “conservatives” rather than Christians.

“We are just passing through, Brother Dave. This old world is not our home. You are just fighting the inevitable.” They make me wanna barf.

Let me ask you a question? What would America look like today if “The Church” had stood up and pushed back when:

 In 1962 prayer was removed from our schools?
 In 1962 Bible reading was removed?
 In 1966 porn was legalized?
 In 1973 abortion rights were established?
 In 1980 they ripped the 10 Commandments off of the school house wall?

Is that the way the Lord planned it or have we tucked tail and run in the face of adversity?

Our abandonment of the battle for truth has caused Christianity to morph into a religion of slogans that fit on bumper stickers. “Got God?” “Jesus is my co-pilot.” “Follow me to church.”

“In event of the rapture this car will be empty.”

We’ve lost our bite.

To substantiate this truth look no farther than the humanistic, me-centered “worship” songs now being song in the modern evangellyfish church. Sissified songs sung by toothless poodles.

The Black-robed Regiment led the battle for liberty in our War for Independence. Early American-Christians did not sit in padded pews and pray for an immediate evacuation. They sang songs of victory and fought to “Occupy until He returns.”

 “Stand up stand up for Jesus you soldiers of the cross”
 “Onward Christian Soldiers marching as to war”
 “Keep on the Firing Line.”
 “Glory Halleluiah, His truth is marching on.”

Today, those songs are called “hymns”…old-fashioned…traditional. There is no fight in the church.   There is no bite in the dog. There is no victory in Jesus. Those hymns should shame us.

“And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matt. 28

I refuse to roll over and let them have us. If the church doesn’t man-up our granddaughters will be wearing burkas. But, I suppose that is the way the Lord planned it…

What is the unspoken message of today’s passive church? Satan is stronger than Jesus; so are Mohammed, and atheists, and secularists…and the Supreme Court.

“All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth!” He is still all-powerful. Why do His followers act like He is so weak?

“This old world is doomed, Brother Dave.” -Self-fulfilled prophecy.

“Christians have no teeth. They can’t even bark.”

Put that on a bumper-sticker.

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Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen Unitedwww.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

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Big Talkers, Little Doers

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

Back when I was a kid we used to call them loud mouths.

You know what I’m talking about; the guys who know everything but never do anything with what they know.

The Bible calls it “faith without works” or “clouds without rain.” Shakespeare said that they were “sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

I am referring to America’s talk radio giants. We have been led to believe that they are fighting for truth, when, in fact, they are hiding the truth. They are political hacks, charlatans, sitting in front of big microphones designed to be used as pressure valves for the America people.

You may not want to hear what I am going to share with you. I am sorry to burst your bubble, but even those big “conservative talkers” are part of the matrix. Their job is to assure you that everything is going to be all right. Their solution to every problem facing America can be solved by one simple action.

Elect Republicans. How has that worked for you America?

Rush bellows on for three-hours per day with “talent on loan from God” without even once giving a cursory nod to the fact that the problems in America are ethical, not political. His solution is simple; get rid of Obama. Elect Republicans, the more “conservative” the better.

Hannity is no better. He follows Rush’s 90 minute monologue with his one-hit mantra, “Republicans good, Democrats bad.” He, at least gives an occasional nod to “The Diety” (that’s what Bill O’Reilly calls Jehovah) by encouraging the listeners to “let not your heart be troubled.”

Glenn Beck used to be in the club, but he messed around and got a little bit off of the reservation and they quickly smacked him down. At least he his providing a different answer than that salvation lies in the Republican machine. But his numbers are falling. My take is that Mormon money and influence is keeping him afloat.

Surprisingly, the number three guy is Michael Savage. He is the only one I trust, because he is not a Republican songbird. What is remarkable about Dr. Savage and his show is that he is in a lousy evening time slot, 6:00 to 10:00 EST, broadcasts from San Fransicko, and is persona non grata on the mainstream “conservative Faux News.” If Savage had Rush’s or Hannity’s time slot and exposure he would blow both of them away in the ratings. He is his own guy, not a Republican lapdog. He would lead to a better America.

Haven’t you noticed how controlled the national “conservative” radio message is? Faux News picks the voices that control the conservative masses.

I travel regularly and I often find myself alone on the road with my thoughts and the car radio. I don’t care what town you are in, you can punch the scan button and, depending on the time of day, you will eventually connect with Sean or El Rushbo. Every town, every state, you will be able to find them spewing the Republican line.

How can that be, I ask myself. Why is there not a greater variety of conservative voices on the air? Whatever happened to local talkers?

Rush rarely has guests. As he loves to point out, his show is about what HE thinks.

Hannity must not be as smart as Rush because he does permit other opinions to be heard on his show. Unfortunately, it is usually, Karl Rove, Dick Morris, or some Republican elected official.

Naturally, they agree with Sean that the problems are all the work of the “liberals,” “Democrats,” or Obama. They assure us that liberals are bad and the conservatives are good. We need only elect more “conservatives” and things will turn around.

I listen to both of them regularly because I appreciate their ability to frame an argument. But during this campaign season, they get tiresome. Day after day the topic is the same…getting rid of Obama…and the solution never changes…elect Republicans.

Most of us get it already. We understand the problem but don’t agree with the solution. It is Republicans that gave us McCain and Romney. John Roberts is a Republican. Obama shouldn’t stand a chance in November but Republicans have been as much to blame as Democrats.

The entire two-party political system stinks. Why won’t they talk about the things that would really make a difference? Why won’t they use their microphone to organize an offensive against the entire political class? They could lead a movement that would bring REAL political change in this nation.

Imagine if both of them picked up a cause and spurred millions to action. Instead of criticizing the Occupy movement, what if they used their show to give a voice to the REAL America they are always talking about.

Permit me to offer a few suggestions of causes that Limbaugh and Hannity could promote. Millions listen weekly, but listen is all they do. Action is needed now, more than ever. Talk is cheap. What if the Big Talkers gave their listeners something to DO?

What if they inspired all of their listeners to bombard our elected officials to investigate the following issues?

 How about they demand an audit of the FED?
 How about they demand an investigation into the influence of foreign nations on American foreign policy?
 How about they lead a charge to protect the 2nd Amendment?
 How about they demand a release of all of Obama’s college records and an answer to his phony Social Security number?
 How about an education of the Constitutional authority of the Supreme Court?
 How about a demand for reformation of the tax code?
 How about a return to sound money policy?
 How about a movement to end abortion through Personhood?
 How about a move to eliminate the EPA?
 How about a drive to eliminate the Energy Department?
 How about an initiative to repeal the Patriot Act?
 How about a phone barrage to eliminate the DHS?
 How about a movement to close the borders?
 How about a movement to end the War on Drugs?
 How about they expose the true threat of Islam?
 How about a move to create a viable alternative Conservative Party?
 How about a move to return Biblical Values in our Schools.
 How about they lead a move to get us out of the United Nations?
 How about a return of education to the local districts and demanding the teaching of truth to our children?
 How about an investigation of the banks and the bankers?
 How about an expose’ on where the TARP money went?
 How about they lead a charge to fight election fraud?
 How about they reveal the influence of the Israeli lobby?
 How about an expose’ on the Muslim Lobby?
 How about they lead a return to Constitutional government?

Our problems are so much bigger than Liberals and Conservatives. Rush’s and Sean’s solutions are so shallow. How can any “conservative” hate Ron Paul and embrace Mitt Romney?

As I get older I become more aware of the passage of time and how short life really is. Sean and Rush are missing a change to lead a movement. Electing Republicans is not “change you can believe in.”

Life is short Rush. Fame and money are fleeting Sean. Put down your pom poms; get off of the Republican bandwagon and lead the Calvary to an America-saving hunt for the truth.

Jesus told us that a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Both political parties are producing rotten fruit because the tree is rotten. America needs to refresh the tree of liberty!

Rush needs to untie the other half of his brain. Sean needs to become a great American, not just a great Republican. It’s time to put up or shut up. They’ll never get this chance again.

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In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

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Who Do You Trust?

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

Belief is not truth.

That is one of the greatest deceptions of our time, the idea that if I believe something it has to be true.

I run into it all of the time. Self-deception is the most dangerous of all. There is nothing more startling than to learn too late that what you believed was not true.

In fact, I believe it is the cause of most problems that face America.

Permit me to say it again. The fact that you believe something does not necessarily mean it is true.

Jesus told us that “you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” I hear folks repeat that verse often, yet they do not take the time to think about what they have just said.

Truth, alone, does not make one free. Truth only makes you free if you know it.

Believing the truth is not enough. As the saying goes, “seeing is believing.” But “believing” is not the same as knowing. Believing requires faith. Knowing does not. In fact, I have often been told that “you can’t believe your eyes?”

Belief is dependant on the credibility of the source. It really does matter from whom you receive your information.

Eve believed the Truth. In fact, she was a “woman of the Word” quoting to the serpent what it was that Adam had told her that God had said. Eve had heard the truth, but she didn’t know it. That is why she was such a sitting duck for the serpent. She could only repeat what someone else (Adam) had told her. She had no real first-hand knowledge of what she claimed to believe.

That is where most Americans find themselves. We are merely the victim of what others have told us. What if our guides are blind? Jesus told us that a blind guide would cause everyone to end up in a ditch.

To quote Ronald Reagan, “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they believe so many things that aren’t so.” The same can be said of “conservatives.”

One of the hardest things to get through someone’s skull is the idea that what they believe may not actually be true.

Paul said we must KNOW the truth…not just believe it.

Look at the mess we are in today. Is it possible that we have been taught things that are not true?

They tell us that:

 There is a separation between the church and the state.
 Religion and politics do not mix.
 We should keep our religion to ourselves.
 There is no such thing as absolute truth.

But what if they are wrong?

They tell us that:

 Man is destroying the environment.
 That man is making global temperatures rise.
 That “going green’ will save the world.
 That burning coal will destroy the ozone.

But what if they are wrong?

They tell us that:

 An unborn baby is not a person.
 That an unborn baby cannot feel pain.
 That abortion will make “the problem” go away.
 That a baby’s life is a mother’s choice.

But what if they are wrong?

They tell us that:

 The Supreme Court has the final say on all laws.
 The Supreme Court’s decisions are law.
 The Supreme Court is unbiased.
 In America, the Supreme Court is wiser than the Supreme Being.

But what if they are wrong?

They tell us that:

 Our elections are honest.
 No one is above the law.
 Personal liberty must yield to government sovereignty.
 Ron Paul is crazy.

But what if they are wrong?

They tell us that:

 God does not judge nations.
 God loves everyone.
 God does not get angry with sinners.
 Jehovah and Allah are the same God.

But what if they are wrong?

They tell us that:

 Our schools are doing a good job of educating our children.
 Secular education does not affect the spiritual condition of a child.
 College is worth the exorbitant price and worth the debt.
 Parents does not have the right to choose where their child goes to school.

But what if they are wrong?

They tell us that:

 Gold and silver is not money.
 The economy is getting better.
 The dollar is sound.
 The banks are solid.

But what if they are wrong?

They tell us that:

 A person is a Christian if he/she says he/she is one.
 Christians should not offend people.
 Truth is relative.
 Christians are not supposed to judge.

But what if they are wrong?

They tell us that:

 The Rapture will save us from trouble.
 All Christians must tithe to the local church.
 Obeying evil government is a Christian’s duty.
 Bill O’Reilly is looking out for you.

But what if they are wrong?

They tell us that:

 Homosexuality is no worse than any other sin.
 Two homosexual parents are healthy for a young child.
 Homosexual behavior is not as dangerous as smoking.
 God honors homosexual marriage.

But what if they are wrong?

They tell us that:

 FEMA camps do not exist.
 Martial Law will never be declared.
 Talmudic Jews do not control the banks and the media.
 All conspiracy theories are bogus.

But what if they are wrong?

They tell us that:

 The Chinese are our friends.
 All Americans are required to pay income tax.
 There are many paths to God.
 The God I serve accepts everyone just the way they are.

But what if they are wrong?

The Berean Christians “searched the scriptures daily to see if what they had been taught was true.”

Could it be what you believe is not really true? Who do you trust?

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In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

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The Picture that Facebook Banned

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

I am not big on “social media” although I do have a Facebook page. In fact, I am not very computer savvy but I am handy enough to float around.

I am always amazed at the power of the internet. After I post one of these commentaries online it is not at all unusual for me to hear from readers literally from around the world. I grant almost all my “friend” requests on Facebook and as a result I am in regular contact with “friends” I have never actually met.

The world is getting smaller and smaller

Two weeks ago I wrote about our “Living Waters” project and our planned trip to the “Gay Pride Parade” in Columbus, Ohio. A small band of committed warriors followed through on our project last Saturday and, as usual, it was an eye opening experience. We were able to hand out nearly 2000 bottles of water that were specially made as Bible tracts in an attempt to help lead some of the lost into the Light.

This week’s commentary is going to be short. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. I’ll provide pictures at the end for the curious.

There is no nudity in the picture. It is a photo taken by my buddy Dennis of two men simulating oral sex. I posted it on my Facebook page Saturday evening to enable folks the opportunity to get a real “flavor” of what it is the sodomites are proud of. By Sunday morning the editors at Facebook removed the picture with a warning to me that the “offensive picture” was in violation of their decency standards.

Unfortunately, the city of Columbus, Ohio has no such decency standards. The picture was taken as the men ‘staged’ their in-your-face flaunting of their right to be deviant. It was done in full view of the police officers who lined the parade route, and it was done with the hoots-and-hollers of those enablers who gave up their Saturday afternoon to “affirm” this unique expression of love.

I have a few questions that still get stuck in my craw.

If it is too vulgar to post on Facebook why is it permitted on a public street in Columbus? If it is permitted on a public street, in front of children no less, why can it not be posted on Facebook?

Most of the Police officers still have a sense of right and wrong and they do not like being mocked. I sauntered up beside one of the men in blue as another topless female passed by me on the street “Officer, walking bare-breasted on a public street in front of children can not be legal in Columbus.”

“It’s not.” He growled. “But we have been told not to enforce the nudity violations.”

I wonder if that directive came from Columbus’ recently-named first-ever openly lesbian police chief.

The sodomites play by a different set of rules. They know that the City governments are intimidated by them. They know the churches are scared of them. All they have to do is yell “hate.”

I wonder if the police would have looked the other way if this simulated-sodomy had been performed at a Memorial Day Parade. Could you do that on the street in downtown Columbus on any other day of the year? Could you do it in your cul-de-sac?

A recent story in Columbus provides a great backdrop to the point I am trying to make. It seems that Ohio State football player Jake Stoneburner was recently arrested for peeing against a building following a day at The Memorial Golf Tournament played in Columbus. It seems that Jake had a full bladder and chose to empty it the way we often do it out here in Buckeye Country.

It was 2:00 am on a Sunday morning, a block from his childhood home in a neighborhood where he still lives, in the dark, doing all he could to shield his private parts from anyone who might notice.

The cops noticed. He was arrested and is currently suspended from playing his senior year at Ohio State. He made a mistake. He should have held his water and he could have discharged it at the Gay Parade as the cops, and those who rooted for the Buckeyes, cheered him on.

Enjoy the photos. Check out the pictures of some of the churches who marched in the parade in support of the homos; Look at the shots of cross-dressers who reveled in their debauchery; Weep at how young the marchers are…fruit of the government schools and the promotion of sin, as well as the young children who were dragged to this “celebration of diversity” by their morally-negligent parents.

Corporate sponsors fell all over themselves providing floats and marchers to honor the diversity of their workforce. I will be sending the picture of pretend-sodomy to my local bank as an explanation for why I am moving my funds.

There were a few street-preachers there, but, for the most part, not many of us were speaking out against sin. Jesus was not represented at the parade.

Take a look at the pictures. They are more sad than vulgar.

I’ll save my breath this week. A picture is worth a thousand words. Thanks to all of you who contributed to our project.

One +One = love. At least that is what the sign said. Lust is not love.

They are coming for your grand kids…time to wake up and fight back

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Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen Unitedwww.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

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Myopic Morality

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

Myopia—short sighted.

Life would be much less treacherous if it could be lived in reverse. I can only imagine how many fewer mistakes I would have made over the course of my life if I had been able to redo some of the bad choices I have made early on.

The Scriptures are very clear…and very plain. What so ever a man sows that also shall he reap. As I wrote a few weeks ago, most of the problems that we have in our lives are self-imposed as a result of poor decision making.

All wrong behavior begins with wrong belief; “I never thought I would get caught.” “I thought she loved me.” “No one will ever find out.” “What will it hurt?”

That’s why living our lives backwards would be so interesting; Instead of constantly paying for our mistakes, we would live our lives undoing the damage that we heap on so many innocent folks who have been affected by our short-sightedness.

Much of my life has been spent helping others survive the consequences of lousy decisions Many of those life-altering problems were created because we turned our backs on what we knew was right.

I call it “Myopic Morality.” In a nutshell, Myopic Morality is a temporary suspension of our personal moral code for temporary satisfaction. Some call it “living for today,” but that thought process is what has caused America to lose her moorings. It is not the big decisions that betray us, but as the Bible warns us, “it is the little foxes that spoil the vine.”

In other words, it is our failure to do what is right in small, everyday decisions that has created the maze of the broken moral-matrix we call the pop culture.

Has there every been a time in this country when there was more confusion over what is right and what is wrong than the days in which we now live?

Some of our fellow citizens have an excuse because they were not born into a home where Christian moral values were lived out. Reaching these “lost” children was one of the early arguments for government schools. It was believed that if the schools could get their hands on these moral mal-contents the public schools system would be able to train them in the common values that most citizens in our Christian-culture expected a citizen to possess.

With the removal of the Bible from the education of our children those moral values became subjective and we all began to “do what was right in our own eyes.” Once the morality of the school house was overthrown, the morality in our own house came under attack.

As a child of the sixties I remember it well. Jimmy Hendricks and his “Purple Haze”, Mick Jagger and his “Satisfaction”, “tune in, turn on, and drop out,”and the frontal assault on sexuality lived out by the hippies, Woodstock, and Playboy Magazine. “If it feels good, do it,” became the anthem of the Baby Boom Generation.

It made my father’s generation blink. Because of the lies of pedophile researcher Alfred Kinsley, “The Greatest Generation” was sold a bill of goods that their bland sexual appetite was out of the mainstream. (Read Dr. Judith Reisman’s stellar work.) Their reluctance to stand up against the sexual anarchy of the times led us to the moral-malevolence in which we now wallow. Today, the amoral run the show.

But it all happened because our personal morality was myopic…short sighted. We lost the ability to make decisions based on what the long-term impact of those decisions might be. The Bible tells us that “where there is no vision the people perish.”

Vision is not sight. Sight is the process of being able to see with the natural eye. Vision is the ability to see beyond what your natural eyes reveal.

Most American’s Christians no longer have vision. We have been trained by the world, patterned after the world, to mimic the world. Because we have lost our vision, our children are perishing.

Myopic, “best life now” Morality needs Lasik surgery.

We lament the destruction of the family yet have watched millions of children miss-led by the divorce of their parents. Because of their myopia, in their search for personal happiness, the parents could not see how their temporary suspension of the values they claimed to believe would impact their children. They didn’t factor-in the collateral damage this moral-compromise would unleash on their progeny.

We warned our children of the harmful impacts of drugs and alcohol but were so blind that we could not see that the beer in our own hand undermined every word that dribbled off of our lips.

We expounded on the importance of honesty but lied about our child’s age to save a few bucks when going to the movies. “Tell him I’m not home” we whispered to our kids when an unwanted phone call interrupted our favorite TV show.

I’ll never forget what my mother did when I asked her to write me an excuse from school when I wanted to join my buddies for Senior Skip Day. She wrote me one all right, which I had to hand-carry to the Principal. “Please excuse David. He said he was sick.”

I never forgot the moral-message my Mom sent that day.

Take a look around the pond you swim in. The water has become more and more murky as the line between black and white gets gradually grayer with each passing day. Standing for right, and clearing exposing actions as wrong is not advantageous in riding up the social escalator. “Thou shall not offend” has become the 11th Commandment. Speak the truth at your own demise.

Christian men have become less and less confrontational over the years. Although we are exhorted by the Lord to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather expose them,” the tendency for today’s jellyfish vertebrates is to avoid conflict.

To flee is easier than to fight. Our short-sighted approach to dealing with evil has caused more than one to “fall into a ditch.”

“The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing.” Today, for the most part, good men are doing nothing.

You remember the days, don’t you? You remember the stories of “Honest Abe” that your second grade teacher taught you. You can recite the story of George Washington’s cherry tree…“I cannot tell a lie.” You can remember the days when people not only spoke of virtuous lives, but lived them; the days when we expected our leaders to be morally superior to the one’s they led.

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousandfold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers . . . we are ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”-Solzhenitsyn

Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of soup. We are teaching our children to give theirs away for a good time.

“Always tell the truth!” We tried to teach our children. “In the end, the only thing that really matters is your name” Personal integrity matters, especially when dealing with one’s own children. Never take for granted the power of a life lived oozing with integrity.

Strive to be better than George Washington. The challenges are stronger today. Set your sights on the same goal as Mark Twain. “I am different from [George] Washington; I have a higher, grander standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won’t.”

Look over your shoulder as you trudge down the road ahead. Someone is following you.

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In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

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Living Waters Project

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

I want to let you know right up front that I am going to be asking you to help. For those of you who are not familiar with what I do permit me to give a little background.

I was a public high school football coach in Ohio when I was sued by the God-hating ACLU in 1997 for “allegedly mixing prayer with his coaching.” In other words, the ACLU tried to bully me into giving up my God-given right to pray with our teams.

After a two-year fight with those “uncircumcised Philistines,” a battle where prayer on the field never stopped, I left public school teaching and coaching and started Pass The Salt Ministries.

I didn’t get fired from my job…my last team in 1999 went undefeated…but rather, walked away from my 25-year career to enter into the “cultural-war.” I like to tell folks that, like a modern-day Paul Revere, I set about to warn the church that “the British were coming” in an attempt to awaken them from their slumber and open their eyes to the assault on Christianity that was beginning to roll like a tidal wave all across the fruited plain.

But they weren’t interested. Especially the pastors. They found it much more glorifying to the Lord to permit His Name and His principles be “trodden under the foot of man.” Taking their cue from the most recent headline, they assured me that I was wasting my time because “things were only going to get worse.” That’s some victorious living for you, eh?

That was 1999. Bill Clinton was fighting impeachment. A gallon of gas was $1.17, and sodomy was still against the law.

I was ordained as a minister in 2004. My wife and I have spent the past 12 years fighting against the cultural rot. It has been lonely at times; as we watched “mainstream” Christians criticize our efforts as “too radical.” Can the fully lived-out Gospel ever be too radical?

I started my own radio program shortly after leaving public education in 2000. At first, I was a softie-Christian, trying to be popular with the “church-crowd” as I tried to build a radio audience. But even on my best behavior I was edgy. “Pass The Salt…talk radio with a sting” was how I eventually marketed it.

Because it was waaay too edgy for most Christians I found it hard to get traction in the church world. So I shook of the shackles and began to do what I believe the Lord called me to do. Instead of taking on the “liberals” I turned my sights onto the lazy, uninvolved, good-for-nothing Christians I saw populating most church buildings.

“The problem is us.” I told the listeners. “Everything going on in this nation is going on with our approval. To permit is to participate.” That is the theme I have held to for more than a decade.

In 2004, NewsWithViews published my first commentary Churches are Spreading Mad Cow Disease. I have been writing a weekly commentary for them ever since. Most pastors still don’t like me.

I am not seminary trained, although I do have a Master’s degree, and, more importantly, I can read and I can think. Those two skills put me light years ahead of the average church goers. Leaders are readers as I learned early in my life and I still read voraciously. That is why the Christian lingo reverberating around most “sanctuaries” does not fool me. I refuse to let them “domesticate” me into hiding my light “under a bushel.”

I have spent much of the last ten-years of my life out on the streets of America. We have fought the homosexual agenda and held signs outside the abortion clinics. I went to jail for trying to take water to Terri Schiavo and slept seven nights on the steps in Alabama in support of Judge Roy Moore in 2003. We have taken food and supplies following Hurricane Katrina, Rita, the Joplin tornado, and met other, smaller, needs.

I have done on-the-streets ministry in forty-two different states. I ran for Congress in 2010, have spoken to Patriot groups all across the nation, and stood up for Truth every opportunity I can.

But we still operate in relative obscurity, below the radar, never willing to “tailor our message” for the masses. The church is looking for “nice” men, not steel-spined ones.

“What does your Dad do for a living?” Our three-grown children have often been asked. Oh, he is a minister and a coach.”

“Really? Where is his church?”

“On the streets”

“Huh? I thought you said he was a minister?”

We live off of the support of others. Many appreciate what we do. They know someone needs to do it, but they really aren’t interested in doing it themselves. So, they give us monthly support. I tell them, “Thanks for sending me. When I go, you go. I couldn’t do what I do without your support.”

Individuals support us, but very few churches do. We are like the drunken-uncle in the church world. They recognize us as part of the family, but do all they can do to block our public exposure. You read what I write, so you can understand why.

Okay. Here is where I need your help.

We are taking the Gospel to the Gay Pride parade in Columbus on June 16. We need your financial support for our “Living Waters” Project.

This will be the fourth time we have done the Living Waters Project. Here is how it works. Columbus has the largest homosexual community in the Midwest. Every year they parade their debauchery on our streets. Because “the church” is so confused about how God feels about sodomy, there is very little Christian presence at the parade. Last year over 20,000 homosexuals took part in the march.

We always try to make it a point to rain the Gospel on their parade. I often tell church leaders that they don’t have to go over-seas for a mission trip. Every Father’s Day weekend there are 20,000 profoundly lost souls walking down the streets in downtown Columbus. Very few join us. They tell us that “God hasn’t called them to that.” He called, but their line was busy.

Until you have been to a Gay Pride Parade you cannot understand the depth of depravity into which some will plummet. I wrote about it here. I think that before any pastor can be ordained he should have to visit one. It is important to see what it is we are up against.

I hope to lead a group of about 30 men. We will break-up into small groups. Some will stand on the corner and street-preach. Some will move throughout the crowd and look for one-on-one ministry opportunities. We will do what the Scriptures command us“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.”

The Living Waters Project has proven to be an out-of-the-box effective witnessing technique. We have purchased 2400 bottles of water that we will hand out as we move throughout the crowd. The label of each bottle is specially made for the parade. Here is a picture of the label. It is a Bible-tract on a water bottle.

On each bottle in Large Print it reads LIVING WATER and this paraphrased version of John 4:14 “Everyone who drinks of this water will get thirsty again and again…anyone who drinks the water that I give him will never thirst again…not ever.”

On each bottle will be an internet link to Freelydrink.com which will take them to the website www.hopeforhomosexuals.com. That website explains how to journey out of homosexuality.

We have over $1200 invested in this project. Please help us reach-out to these profoundly lost people. You can donate here. It is a secure Christian-based site. Or you can mail a check to Pass The Salt Box 744 Hebron, Ohio 43025.

Someone has to go share the Gospel with them. When we go, you go. We are willing to tell them about the True Living Water. Each homosexual is someone’s child. What if it was yours? Wouldn’t you want someone to go tell them the Truth?

“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach lest they be sent?”-Romans 10

Please help us go…forward this to others who might help as well.

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Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen Unitedwww.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

E-Mail: coach@ptsalt.com

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In God We Still Trust

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

I can’t tell you how many times I heard the phrase “In God We Trust” this past Memorial Day weekend. In fact, I had the opportunity to speak at a Tea Party Rally last week and one of the songs that they sang was Diamond Rio’s great anthem “In God We Still Trust.”

Take a few minutes and give it a listen. Let the words sink into your spirit.

You place your hand on His Bible, when you swear to tell the Truth
His name is on our greatest Monuments, and all our money too,
And when we Pledge allegiance, there’s no doubt where we stand,
There is no separation, we’re one Nation under Him.
In God We Still Trust, Here in America. He’s the one we turn to every time the goin gets rough.
He is the source of all our strength, the one who watches over us.
Here in America. In God We Still Trust.

Now there are those among us, who want to push Him out,
And erase His name from everything, this country’s all about,
From the Schoolhouse to the Courthouse, they’re Silencing His Word,
Now it’s time for all Believers, to make our Voices heard.
In God We Still Trust, Here in America. He’s the one we turn to every time the goin gets rough.
He is the source of all our strength, the one who watches over us.
Here in America. In God We Still Trust.

They sang the song just before I took the podium. I usually speak off of the cuff, because it comes from the heart. Rarely do I have notes, or a prepared statement. As I walked up the steps of the courthouse a thought popped into my head;

“We have it all backwards. Americans are great at that…great at thinking that the blessings of liberty belong to us because we are Americans. We are asking the wrong question.”

Before I finish for you the thought I had as I was bounding up the steps it is important for us to understand that if you ask the wrong question you are guaranteed to get the wrong answer. It happens to us all of the time, here in America. We are a nation of slogans, and because of the 24/7 media, it doesn’t take very long for a slogan to become truth.

Look at what happened to George Zimmerman. Thanks to “Reverends of Revolution,” Al and Jesse, with the gushing opinion of “news” anchors, it only took a matter of days before Trayvon Martin’s shooter was a tobacco chewing, black-hating, southern hick, who was responsible for taking the life of sweet, innocent Opie Taylor as he stole his Skittles.

No one stopped to ask the right questions. This white-Hispanic was guilty of murder and no amount of evidence would prove the contrary. The question that should have been asked was “Is George Zimmerman innocent until proven guilty?” You ask the wrong question, and you get the wrong answer.

It happens all of the time in the cultural war. The question is not whether or not a woman has “a right to choose,” the question is “does an unborn baby have a right to live?” Wrong Question, wrong answer.

The question in “Science” is not whether or not the evolutionary process occurred; The question is, where did life begin? We all know there is evidence a wolf became a dog…but there is no evidence a rock became a bird. The correct question is, is there any proof that life evolved out of non-life?

The question to be asked is not whether or not a few men would have an attraction to other men, or even if they were “born that way.” The question is, does that behavior deserve special rights and protections? Or, do the Judges have the right to legalize sin?

You get the point. Wrong question, wrong answer.

These are called pre-suppositions, which means “to suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted in advance.”

Here is how it works and it is often the reason that we lose the most simple of arguments. We waste time arguing about whether or not we are permitted to sing Christmas carols in school, or be forced to give contraception at a Catholic Hospital, or whether or not it is permissible to have prayer at graduation. We are behind the eight-ball because we have agreed to the initial premise, or taken for granted” that a Supreme Court opinion declaring a separation between the church and state is, in fact, a law. Courts do not make laws, they offer opinions. Opinions are not laws. We just act like they are.

We must begin all debates by challenging the initial premise. “You believe there is no God. I believe there is. You believe the court has the right to remove the name of God. I don’t believe they do. Until we can agree on the initial premise, is there or is there not a God, we cannot come to a decision that will be based on truth, and not opinion.”

Joesph Goebbels said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Americans are dumbed down. We no longer know how to ask questions, or more critically, what questions to ask. The state, through the government schools, have been lying to us for generations. Our phones are smarter but our children are not.

Which brings me back to the podium at the Tea Party.

“We have it all backwards. Americans are great at that…great at thinking that the blessings of liberty belong to us because we are Americans. We are asking the wrong question.

The question we must ask, my friends, is not whether or not we can trust in God. The question we need to ask ourselves today is…can God Trust US?”

Often we must remind our Lord of our own spoiled children. Michele and I were honored to be blessed with our first grandchild a couple of years ago, and like most new grandparents we went about the duty of making sure we “spoiled” our precious progeny. Before she could hold her own bottle we had filled her room with Teddy Bears, toys, and gadgets in our natural desire to demonstrate our love to her.

But the more she grows, the more selective we become in the gifts that we give to her. We watch the way she treats the toys, and whether or not she values them. This past Christmas she crawled under the tree and opened one present after another without even acknowledging what was in the box. It become obvious to Michele and I that we should back-off of the gifts until she was able to appreciate them.

In fact, the older she gets, the more we will expect her to take care of the gifts she has been given. At some point the question will become, not can she trust us in us to give her gifts, but can we trust her with being responsible with them. She will not get her own car until we are sure she can.

That, in a nutshell, is America.

God is the gift-giver…we all know that. The question, the pre-supposition that we need to challenge is not can we trust in God; But can He trust in us. I think that the only way America can recover is if we answer that question honestly.

Can God trust Americans?  We have squandered so much.

I thought about this a lot this past Memorial Day Weekend. I did a Google search of America’s National Cemeteries. Look at this photo of the cemetery at Normandy. Did you ever ask yourself, if there was a separation between the church and state, why did they bury our brave boys under the Christian Cross?

If we could sit across the table from those who paid the ultimate price and ask them why they did what they did, I bet they would respond with something about “duty, or honor, or sacrifice, or for their family.”

I wonder if they died for a man’s right to marry a man…or the right of a woman to kill her unborn baby…or the right of the government to seize 40% of one’s income? I wonder if they died to see prayer removed from the locker room, the mention of Jesus removed from the minds of school children, or the right of Muslims to demand the recognition and acceptance of Sharia Law?

I wonder if they died to see America’s wealth to be given to China, the worshiping of Mother Earth and Green Energy shackling their grandchildren with $4.00 per gallon gasoline, or the looting of the nation’s posterity with massive educational loans, or the groping of their grandchildren merely to get on a plane?

…that these honored dead shall not have died in vain…

The question is not, can we trust God…the question is, can God trust us.

The evidence does not make us look very reliable.

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Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen Unitedwww.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

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Look in the mirror and see why we’re losing America

By Coach Dave Daubenmire.

Just take a good look in the mirror and you will see the problem with America. It is not Obama, Bush, the “progressives,” or the government that is messing up this country.

It is us. It is the un-holy trinity of Me, Myself, and I that is responsible for America’s demise.

With all deference to Flip Wilson, it is not the Devil who made us do it. We give him way to much credit…the Devil that is. Most of the mess we find ourselves in is self-imposed. We did it to ourselves, or as I often tell our football players, we are our own worst enemy.

Heck, truth be told, most of us don’t need the Devil to mess us up. We do a good enough job of that ourselves. We love to give him the credit, but unfortunately we are ultimately the one’s responsible for our behavior. The Apostle Paul told us:

“But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”

We oppose ourselves…what a unique perspective. The mess we are in is a mess that we caused.

American’s love to blame somebody else for our failures; “Kill the ump,” “Throw the bums out,” “The refs cheated,” “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth,” “My parents neglected me,” “I was abused as a child,” “I refused to sleep my way to the top,” It is those darn democrats.”

Stop blaming the boogey man. Man up and take responsibility for your own actions. Our irresponsibility got us into this mess and only our personal responsibility can get us out of it.

Yep. We have been our own worst enemy.

We love to blame the “culture” for the sinful behavior of our citizens when we were the ones who permitted morality to be removed from the education of our children. We are the one’s who permitted our tax dollars to be spent destroying everything upon which this nation was founded.

We are the one’s who sat silently in the pews while the Word of God was replaced by the seeker-sensitive, who-are-you-to-judge false gospel emanating from the pulpit. It wasn’t the Devil who was preaching the doctrine of demons, it was your pastor. He is still doing it today as you dutifully sit on your butt and permit the “man of God” to take a hands-off approach to the deviant-cation of society.

We are the one’s who believed that we could immerse our children into seven-hours-a-day training in the religion of Secular Humanism in “public” schools while being foolish enough to believe that a twenty-something “youth leader” was capable of undoing the garbage we had permitted to be dumped into the skulls of the next generation of leaders.

We are the one’s who were so worried about the “socialization” of our children that we ignored the exhortation to “train-up a child in the way he should go” and were shocked when they chose to go a different direction.

It wasn’t the Devil. It was you and me. We are the ones who have permitted our children to be stolen from us.

We are the one’s who sat silently as the President of the United States popularized “oral-sex” thereby granting permission to every teenager in America to engage in the behavior because it was “not really sex.” We re-elected him. He lied under oath and we permitted him to remain in office. We agreed with James Carville that it was “the economy, stupid.” We sowed to the wind and we have reaped the whirlwind. It is the morality, stupid.

We are the ones who bought into the lie that America would be better if we voted into the office the “lesser of two evils.” How is that working out for you today? We are the ones who swapped Christian values for ‘conservative” values as if conservatism was a religion unto itself on par with Christianity.

We are the one’s walking down the same path today as the political system gives us a choice between a Muslim and a Mormon. According to the Pew Center, Less than 2% of Americans are Jewish, and less than 1% are Muslim. None of those “great religions of the world” believe in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We, the citizens of a nation where nearly 80% of Americans self-identify as Christians, have permitted “strange-Gods” to reign over us.

We are the ones who have permitted our pulpits to teach the lie that “all religions are the same.” We are the ones who have permitted our pulpits to teach that Christians and Muslims serve the same God. We are the ones who are responsible for permitting fellow Christians to be separated and categorized by skin colors…as if a black Christian and a white Christian have a different set of moral beliefs. Did you know that most Mormon-converts are former members of other Christian denominations?

We are the ones who permitted Supreme Court opinions to be passed off as law. We are the ones who have permitted over 50 million babies to be aborted in the womb because we acquiesced to the “opinion” of black-robed renegades. We are the ones who permitted the courts to declare that there was a right to homosexual-sodomy and that sodomy-based marriage was actually a civil right. The law never changed…only the courts’ opinion did. It happened on our watch.

We are the ones who accepted the court opinion that no-fault divorce was a good thing. We are the ones who participated in putting asunder what God had joined together. We are the ones who watched our children fall into rebellion because of the infidelity of the parents to the vows they voluntarily, before God, recited. We are the ones who permitted these troubled young children to be drugged in government schools in order to “calm them down.”

Take a good look in the mirror. The Devil is laughing. He has spent the last few decades on vacation. He didn’t have to oppose us because most of us were doing a fine job of that all by ourselves.

We are the ones who permitted the banishment of God into the utility closet. We are the ones who permitted the death on the cross to be modified from a live-changing venture to a life-enhancing add-on. We are the ones who cheapened the resurrection into grace with our guilt, redemption without repentance, and accepted Him as Savior apart from Lordship.

We are the ones who promoted the killing of innocents around the world in a continuous attempt to bring “liberty” by force, democracy without Christianity, and peace apart from the Prince of Peace. We are the ones who have followed the commandment to “love thy neighbor as they self’ by use of the bunker-busting bomb.

We are the ones who have not lived out the “religion” we profess while screaming about the loss of religious freedoms. We are the ones who have permitted children to be a choice, sodomy to be a life-style, politicians to be dishonest, and morality and state to be separated.

We are the ones who complain about the “government” yet turn to the government for the latest congressional handout. We are the ones who look at pornography and then lock-up at the porn-viewer who gets caught. We are the ones who permit porn to be a declared free-speech and watch helplessly while the mention of Christmas is removed form our government schools.

We are the ones who max out our credit cards and then lament government debt. We are the ones who complain about politicians and then re-elect our representative. We are the ones who complain about fatherless children and then send our children into the government schools to be trained by women.

Christians have been voting for pro-death, anti-religious candidates for years.Fifty-four percent of Catholics voted for Obama in 2008. Nearly half of evangelicals did as well. This is the party of the ACLU the most anti-Christian organization in America. This is the party of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Nancy Pelosi. Now we complain about the loss of our “religious freedoms.” Black Christians voted 90% for the most pro-abortion President in American history just because he was black.

We are the ones who permitted the teaching of self-esteem with out the need for self-respect. We are the ones who gave trophies for participating, took the score off of the scoreboard, and punished the champions. We are the ones who permitted accomplishment to be called greed.

As some wise man once stated, “We have met the enemy and it is us.”

Changing the White House may bring temporary relief, but nothing is going to change until we change our house. Judgment begins in the house of God. Me, Myself, and I have been found guilty of sloth.

Wanna change America? Look in the mirror fist.

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Originally Published on NewsWithViews.com
Reprinted with Permission of the author
© 2012 Dave Daubenmire – All Rights Reserved

Coach Dave Daubenmire

Coach Dave Daubenmire, founder and President of Pass The Salt Ministries www.ptsalt.com and Minutemen Unitedwww.minutemenunited.org, is host of the high octane Pass The Salt radio show heard in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1999 Coach Daubenmire was sued by the ACLU for praying with his teams while coaching high school in Ohio. He now spends his energy fighting for Christian principles in the public domain.

E-Mail: coach@ptsalt.com

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