Oh, man, here I thought I was going to go a little while without dealing with any hyper local news, but in my fair state, in my fair city, something absolutely, mind-shatteringly, hysterically pathetic is happening. (That many adverbs necessary when talking Harry Potter, just ask Stephen King).
My local library is doing a series of screenings of the Harry Potter movies for the local populace. The library system in the Midlands is actually pretty impressive, and while Richland County’s library system outshines Lexington’s, Lexington has gotten more attention just lately. Because a group of idiots is protesting Harry Potter.
It seems the group believes children who follow the adventures of Hogwarts’ young witches and wizards will grow up to become spell-casting Satan-worshippers themselves… You know, in the same way that watching Dexter turns people into serial killers or CSI turns them into crime-solvers.
Asking supporters to call and email Lexington County Council members demanding they put an end to the Witch-a-thon and decrease the library’s funding, Columbia Christians for Life indicated that any council member who disagrees should be voted out of office. The group backed up their demands and proved God’s apparent dislike for the Potter series by including several Bible verses from Deuteronomy and other Old Testament books.
Can I just start with the fact that Harry Potter is over? Like, that was so five years ago! Or last summer. I mean, I still care because I grew up in the Harry Potter fandom and some absurd portion of my brain has, as the Christians fear, been taken over by Harry Potter. But, come on! Find something new to be pissed off about guys!
Also, get a new web designer because your website is super ugly. Linking to them is probably mean; they’ve gotten fewer hits in their existence than I got yesterday. Favorite part? There’s a whole section about the “War between the States” — commonly known as the Civil War to people who aren’t morans. Oh Hell… I’ve started reading their documents… this is going to be a project, I can feel it. SO MUCH CRAZY.
Seriously, download any of the things they link to and just your brain will melt. Oh fine, I’ll copy and paste some! A excerpts from a much longer document I found there:
AMERICA – A NATION UNDER DIVINE JUDGMENT.
If child-murder-by-abortion were to end today in America, there would still remain the need to REPENT for all the innocent blood which has already been shed (over 52 Million murdered by surgical abortion alone, not counting the likely multiple times that number chemically aborted by dual action contraceptive/abortifacient ”birth control” pills, Depo-Provera, etc., ad nauseam).
Numbers 35:33; Jeremiah 19:3-5; Psalm 106:37-44; 2 Kings 24:1-4 (KJB) – the shedding of innocent blood (e.g., child-murder/sacrifice-by-”abortion”) incurs the righteous judgment of God upon a nation.
There is corporate bloodguilt upon the land, and upon we who dwell in America, for the 52+ Million pre-born human beings slaughtered in their mothers’ wombs by surgical abortion, and for perhaps multiple times that amount destroyed by chemical abortion (including immoral “Birth Control” pills, which act both contraceptively and abortifaciently).
Just as there is the need for the Nation, the States, the Churches, Families, and individuals of both the North and South, to Repent, where it has not been done already, for the national sin of slavery, which was not ENDED until 1865 by the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, after Americans fought our most costly war (over 600,000 dead), against each other !!! The 13th Amendment stopped the perpetration of the sin and crime of American slavery, but that’s not the same as repenting,saying we as a nation are sorry, for what had already been done during 250 years (from colonial Jamestown, VA until 1865) of “unrequited toil,” as Lincoln said in his March 4, 1865 Second Inaugural Address.
The Southern Baptist Convention repented in its 1995 national convention in Atlanta, GA, for slavery and racism.
Resolution On Racial Reconciliation On The 150th Anniversary Of The Southern Baptist Convention
Leaders of the pro-abortion, pro-sodomite, women-priests-ordaining, apostate Episcopal Church USA apologized “for their ancestors’ slave ownership” in a “solemn repentance service” in Philadelphia, PA in October 2008.
In February 2007, the Virginia state legislature also apologized:
Virginia state lawmakers pass slavery apology
Child-murder-by-”abortion” is a national sin.
9-11 was a national calamity.
More and greaterdivine judgment is coming upon America, unless we repent of the national sin of “abortion”.
If we will not repent of the national sin of “abortion”, then the America of today will be destroyed, just as God destroyed the kingdom of Judah, with successive waves of foreign invasion in 605 BC, 597 BC, and 586 BC (2 Kings, chapters 24 and 25). We’ve already been attacked on September 11, 2001. Consider the undeclared / unconstitutional wars, calamities, and other dangers America has suffered since 9-11: War in Afghanistan (2001 to today), War in Iraq (2003 to today), Katrina (2005), ongoing Illegal Immigration (Foreign) Invasion, Economic “Great Recession” (?).
What will it be next, America ? What will it be next, Church ?
Repentance finally, or further and greater divine judgment ?
In spite of all his failings, Lincoln was right in his March 4, 1865 Second Inaugural Address,
when he said God gave “this terrible war” to BOTHNorthandSouth for the offense of slavery.
And today, God is bringing (increasing) divine judgment on America in the year 2010,
for our ongoing, unrepented, national sin of child-murder/sacrifice-by-”abortion”.
As America considers the twin major national security issues of:
1) Millions of illegal aliens having already entered our country, and 2) The disaster from the undeclared, and therefore unconstitutional, and therefore illegal; as well as unjustified (no 9-11 connection, no WMD’s), and therefore unnecessary (not a “just” war), and therefore immoral; War in Iraq, REMEMBER:
It is God alone Who can bring peace, safety, and security to a land (Leviticus 26:5,6, KJB), and … Foreign invasion and War are divine consequences upon a nation, any nation, for the shedding of innocent blood (e.g., 2 Kings 24:1-4, KJB)…
Child-sacrifice is an offense to God.
God says child-sacrifice defiles His sanctuary, and profanes His Holy Name.
Leviticus 20:3, KJB
What is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in America doing to Establish Justice to END this offense to our Creator ?!
Establish Personhood now !
As has been said, it’s now either Christ, or Chaos (and then Tyranny)…
“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
Repent, Church ! Repent, America !
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
PO Box 50358, Columbia, SC 29250
Columbia Christians for Life
US Army active duty, 1977-1982, CPT, FA
US Army Reserves, 1982-1993, MAJ, FA
December 24, 2010 / Revised December 30, 2010
Many thanks to Logan Smith for pointing me the way to this story.