Wednesday, March 3, 2021


   Well, this morning the news was a bit discouraging for the Junta. They were actually forced to withdraw a nomination for OMB Director; and seeing the CPAC events in Florida actually caused the tepid governors of Texas and Mississippi to start granting freedom to the citizens again. But then, this story shows up.

   "Michigan-based Bethany Christian Services announced Monday that it will begin placing children in LGBTQ families nationwide...the international agency will begin training all its employees including those at locations that have not worked with gay couples." 

   Yes, we can always count on the Right to capitulate. At least American Conservatives are fattening Jeff Bezos' wallet hoarding commodities again. Those Seuss books will be as valuable as toilet paper and hand-sanitizer someday. 


     Bethany Christian Services has been surrendering to the homos since 2019, when some Christian-haters brought lawsuits against them. Chris Palusky, Bethany's CEO, wrote an apology explaining the reasons behind their decision. 

“ 'Giving Up.' These words jump off the cover of the November 2019 edition of World Magazine. The white flag image that accompanies the headline isn’t subtle—it’s designed to give readers the impression that Bethany Christian Services capitulated under government pressure to place children in foster care with same-sex couples. It implies that we’ve surrendered our sincerely held convictions that come from our faith in Christ...This magazine cover and accompanying article paint an inaccurate picture of a tough decision Bethany made after a long period of prayer and Christ-centered deliberation. It also undermines Bethany’s 75-year commitment to put vulnerable children first."

At first glance, this sounds about like what every other sellout on the Right says. But then, Palusky goes a little deeper: "When, in Michigan, Bethany’s foster care program faced imminent closure following the settlement agreement reached by the state in Dumont v. Gordon, it would have significantly impacted the thousands of kids in our care. We’d been down this road before. In Philadelphia, the city temporarily stopped Bethany’s ability to place children with foster families. Kids had to go somewhere else than Bethany foster homes, and it broke our hearts."

This incident in Philadelphia occurred in 2018. The thugs running the City of Philadelphia closed both Bethany and Catholic Social Services. CSS sued. Now, instead of joining the suit, Bethany capitulated to the City even before the case was heard in Court. It's gone all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Trump Administration filed a brief on behalf of CSS last November: but it was 'Orange Man Bad' and the Junta has switched sides.The City of Philadelphia agreed to let CSS continue until a court settles the matter.

So, as it turns out, Bethany would have been allowed to operate---at least until Jack Roberts stabs the country in the back again. And who knows? The Supreme Court may even vote in CSS' favor. But it really never should have come to this point. It happens that Pennsylvania has had a Republican Majority in their State Legislature for some time now. Yet there was (and has been) no legislation guaranteeing the rights of conscience to agencies like CSS. In fact, homo adoption has been legal in Pennsylvania since 2002, signed into law by Republican Governor Mark Schweiker.

The Michigan case, Dumont v. Gordon occurred in 2019, at the instigation of two lesbians and Michigan's fanatically anti-Christian Attorney-General, Dana Nessel. According to Heritage:

"Legislatures in several states—including Texas, Virginia, South Dakota, North Dakota, Mississippi, Alabama, and, recently, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Tennessee—have passed laws to exempt faith-based agencies from requirements that would compel them to choose between serving vulnerable children and families and following their faith.

Ibid., p. 2, and Russell Moore, “Newly Passed Adoption Bill a Win for Tennessee’s Children,” The Tennessean, January 16, 2020, (accessed January 16, 2020).

  "Michigan also passed a similar law. However, the current governor is no longer enforcing it and, in March 2019, the state attorney general signed a settlement agreement with the ACLU to stop the state from working with faith-based adoption agencies that place children only with a married mother and father."

  The Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer and AG Dana Nessel have been running Michigan as a de facto dictatorship; especially under the Scam-demic and subsequent election fraud. The spineless Republican-controlled Legislature has done nothing to prevent these abuses. Palusky disingenuously remarks that: "The reality is that the government runs the foster care system, and we cannot serve children in foster care without contracting with the state. So we faced a choice: continue caring for hurting children who need a safe family, or close our foster care program completely because we disagree with government requirements."

But as the Heritage article noted, at least nine U.S. State governments protect organizations like Bethany from being persecuted for their faith. Where in the Bible does it command one to set up corporate headquarters in Michigan? Look at the example of several companies involved in the firearms industry. They are leaving anti-2nd Amendment states and incorporating in jurisdictions which still have some respect for the Constitution. Instead of capitulating to Whitmer's Regime, wouldn't it have made sense to move the firm to a better state? Incidentally, the Dumont case is still on appeal, and Bethany has made no attempt to join in any way.

Herein lies another important point. The cruelty of turning over foster-care to the tender mercies of the Welfare-Industrial Complex has trapped many Christian organizations into situations where they must choose between their mission and their moral convictions. But have we seen any attempts from Conservative politicians to end reliance on the State? Or, have any of these charitable groups taken steps to free themselves? Or is that Government money just too good to pass up?

In fact, Dana Nessel made that very point in her Summary of the Dumont Settlement Agreement: "The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) contracts with agencies for foster care case management and adoption services, for which a significant portion of funding comes from the federal Title IV-E program. As a condition of receiving these federal funds, the United States Department of Health and Human Services requires that states’ Title IV-E funded programs prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. 45 CFR 75.300(c)."

Wait a moment...didn't we have a Conservative Christian Republican in charge of HHS in 2019? Yes, we supposedly did:

    Alex Azar: a long-time Deep State prick; a bosom-buddy of the Bush Family; former head of globalist pharmaceutical cartel, Eli Lilly; Azar was suggested to Trump to head HHS by Azar's good friend, Mike Pence. Like Pence, Azar both sold out on homo rights and betrayed Trump in the interests of the Junta. He was also a major player---along with Fauci, Kushner, and Brix---in crafting the disastrous Operation Warp Speed and advising Trump with disinformation on the Scam-demic. Naturally, Azar wasn't about to offend the Left by siding with Christians.

But Palusky's position---evidently mirroring that of the Conservative leadership around him is radically flawed because the foster-kids forced into homo homes are not going into safe and stable families as he asserts. Bethany is placing damaged kids into damaged homes. Christianity teaches us about the value of a single human life. Bethany, on the other hand, is trying to play the percentages: "A vast majority of foster care families that work with Bethany come from the Church, and more than 99% adhere to a biblical view on marriage," Palusky writes. So what? Doesn't the other 1% matter to God? And let's not delude ourselves into believing that number will stay at 1%. Now that every homo 'couple' in America knows that Bethany doesn't dare say 'no' to them, there will be a solid uptick in applications.

"Faith in Jesus is at the core of our mission," a Bethany spokesman chimed in today, "But we are not claiming a doctrinal position on which Christians of mutual goodwill might disagree...our mission is to find a safe, stable environment for children."

By the Obama Administration's own numbers, domestic violence is far higher in homo relationships than traditional ones. The Center for Disease Control also found a higher than average correlation between homosexuality and child abuse. Studies have shown repeatedly that it is dangerous for young people to engage in this kind of lifestyle. Along with the violence and mental illness, homosexuals are disproportionately prone to substance abuse---even by the low standards of a nation of drug addicts like the modern United States. Homosexuals are twice as likely to die by suicide before the age of 25 than any other demographic. That is a safe and stable lifestyle?

Palusky either hasn't thought this through, or he had already decided on abandoning his Christian Faith for the New Normal of Neo-Marxism. I strongly suspect the latter; but leaving him aside, let us consider the other Christians who work for or support Bethany's policy. These Christians should ask themselves one important question: Do you really believe that capitulating to the Left on this issue will be the last demand they make upon you? Think about that question very carefully. Palusky claims 'Christian love' as his motivation; yet he's making deals with people who are quite open about their hatred for Christ and everything to do with Him.

It's sad, but somewhere along the line, Bethany Christian Services' leadership saw the true state of American Society today: weak, effete, degenerate, decayed. They saw that Conservative Christianity in America is just another marketing angle; and that all that talk about 'Brotherhood' and 'Principle' goes out the window when confronted by Evil. They learned to be realists; observing that Good never pays and that the smart boys get along by going along. If faith in Jesus really was at the core of their mission as they say, they would have put up a fight and trusted God like the Catholic Charities have done. The Church knows full well that---should the traitors on the U.S. Supreme Court side against them---that they will have to cease operations. But the Church also knows Persecution and that it happens for a purpose.

In Ancient Rome, some Barbarians had broken into the country and were putting Christians to death. The orator Tertullian spoke on this subject: 'the Lord says to Peter, Satan asked that he might sift you as grain; but I have prayed for you that your faith fail not; that is, that the devil should not have power granted him sufficient to endanger his faith. Whence it is manifest that both things belong to God, the shaking of faith as well as the shielding of it, when both are sought from Him — the shaking by the devil, the shielding by the Son. And certainly, when the Son of God has faith's protection absolutely committed to Him, beseeching it of the Father, from whom He receives all power in heaven and on earth: how entirely out of the question is it that the devil should have the assailing of it in his own power! But when we say to our Father, Lead us not into temptation we acknowledge that that comes to pass by His Will whom we beseech to exempt us from it. For this is what follows, But deliver us from the evil one, that is, do not lead us into temptation by giving us up to the evil one, for then are we delivered from the power of the devil, when we are not handed over to him to be tempted. Nor would the devil's legion have had power over the herd of swine unless they had got it from God; so far are they from having power over the sheep of God'.

And he says again:

'For if persecution proceeds from God in no way will it be our duty to flee from what has God as its author; for what proceeds from God ought not on the one hand to be avoided, and it cannot be evaded on the other...So, if persecution is in every way a good, we on valid grounds lay it down that what is good ought not to be shunned by us, because it is a sin to refuse what is good. Besides that, what has been looked upon by God can no longer indeed be avoided. Therefore those who think that they should flee,[i.e. capitulate] either reproach God with doing what is evil; or they count themselves stronger than God: so they think, who imagine it possible to escape when it is God's pleasure that such events should occur.'

And again:

    'Besides, he who bids us shine as sons of light, does not bid us hide away out of sight as sons of darkness. He commands us to stand steadfast, certainly not to act an opposite part by fleeing; and to be girt, not to play the fugitive or oppose the Gospel. He points out weapons, too, which persons who intend to run away would not require. And among these he notes the shield too, that you may be able to quench the darts of the devil, when doubtless you resist him, and sustain his assaults in their utmost force. Accordingly John also teaches that we must lay down our lives for the brethren; much more, then, we must do it for the Lord. Finally, mindful of his own Revelation, in which he had heard the doom of the fearful, he warns us that fear must be put away. There is no fear, says he, in love; but perfect love casts out fear; because fear has torment — the fire of the lake, no doubtHe that fears is not perfect in love — to wit, the Love of God. Who will fear, but he who has not loved? Yes; and if you ask counsel of the Spirit, what does He approve more than that utterance of the Spirit? For, indeed, it incites all almost to go and offer themselves in martyrdom, not to flee from it; so that we also make mention of it. If you are exposed to public infamy, says he, it is for your good; for he who is not exposed to dishonor among men is sure to be so before the Lord. Do not be ashamed; righteousness brings you forth into the public gaze. Why should you be ashamed of gaining glory? The opportunity is given you when you are before the eyes of men. So also elsewhere: seek not to die on bridal beds, nor in miscarriages, nor in soft fevers, but to die the martyr's death, that He may be glorified who has suffered for you.'

    And finally with regard to Christians in leadership positions like those at Bethany, he says; 

    'With the leaders turning their backs, who of the common rank will hope to persuade men to stand firm in the battle? Most assuredly a good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep, according to the word of Moses, when the Lord Christ had not as yet been revealed, but was already shadowed forth in himself: If you destroy this people, he says, destroy me also along with it. But Christ, confirming these foreshadowings Himself, adds: The bad shepherd is he who, on seeing the wolf, flees, and leaves the sheep to be torn in pieces... Thus Zechariah threatens: Arise, O sword, against the shepherds, and pluck out the sheep; and I will turn my hand against the shepherds. And against them both Ezekiel and Jeremiah declaim with kindred threatening, for their not only wickedly eating of the Sheep — they feeding themselves rather than those committed to their charge — but also scattering the flock, and giving it over, shepherdless, a prey to all the beasts of the field. And this never happens more than when in persecution the Church is abandoned by the clergy.'

    It certainly wouldn't hurt a lot of our modern Churchians to reflect upon the sacrifices Christians once made to uphold our Faith; or for that matter, the sacrifices American Patriots once made to uphold our Right to worship as we please. The leadership of Bethany Christian Services needs to hang their heads in shame. Surrender to the New Normal is failure spiritually and a betrayal of Christians everywhere. Hiding behind the excuse that it's for the children doesn't make it right. Children are going to suffer under this corrupt and decadent Regime no matter what Bethany does. The only course of action is to call a spade a spade, and refuse to cooperate or collaborate with it. 

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