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The Mountain people walked and rode horseback on these narrow back roads in Virginia, many roads were dirt back then. All just to visit their rock churches and to hear Rev. Bob Childress teach and preach. Thanks so much Kim Komando for featuring our video as your Video of the Day! Your Technically Awesome. We Guest Blogged on this really great website Fun Things You Should Do thingsyoushoulddo.com Our Google Map Tour of the Rock Churches maps.google.com This video helped us raise money independently for the American Cancer Society. We also donate half of the Ad Share revenues to the ACS though the end of January. Together raised so far approx 0 AdSense Reported from personal donations to ACS 5.87 Thanks so much to the following people and organizations Borgnet dot Net www.borgnet.net Adventure Crew www.adventure-crew.com The folks in the courthouse www.carrollcountyva.org The folks in the Church www.buffalo-mountain.org The folks with ACS www.cancer.org The folks with the Paper http Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com Library of Congress Site memory.loc.gov Thanks to the Anonymous Donations made in several honor and memory of several names. dmccoig dan mccoig
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Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 28, 2008
Eagle Mountain International Church/Kenneth Copeland Ministries (KCM) took the unprecedented and historic step of requesting the IRS to undertake an inquiry of the Church. On Monday, April 7th John Copeland the CEO of the Church and KCM, personally delivered a letter to the IRS offices in downtown Dallas.
John Copeland explained to reporters, “We told the IRS in a letter that we welcome them to come and make inquiry of us and we will provide answers to the IRS regarding questions that Senator Grassley has. The Church desires to protect its and all other churches’ 1st Amendment rights, and by this action, we believe we are doing just that.”
For more than 40 years the Church/KCM has operated with integrity and in compliance with the tax laws and government regulations. KCM has no problem with giving the government the information Senator Grassley has requested, so long as the Church’s constitutional rights are respected. It has always been KCM’s position that there is a process already in place for the government, through the IRS, to obtain the information Senator Grassley has requested.
The IRS is the appropriate agency to receive this information, subject to processes and procedures set out in the federal tax laws that apply all churches and to all private taxpayer information. By following these processes and procedures, which Senator Grassley himself helped write, the Church’s rights will be protected, but the Senator will still be able to obtain all the information he is demanding by requesting it from the IRS after it has concluded a church tax inquiry.
If the Church is not given the protections from disclosure afforded by the federal tax laws, the Church is concerned that private church documents and information produced to Senator Grassley could be used in a manner that interferes with the Church’s religious freedoms. The Church believes that the Senator’s demands are inconsistent with longstanding principles that require the separation of Church and State, as well as Supreme Court rulings that hold that the government may not inquire into the very nature of a church’s religious beliefs and practices.
To view a copy of the letter delivered to the IRS and other Church responses to Senator Grassley, go to http://www.kcm.org
Springfield, MA (PRWEB) January 31, 2006
The movie “Brokeback Mountain” details a long-term relationship between two cowboys who fall in love, marry women and start families of their own. Over the years, the two homosexuals carry on a relationship and use camping and fishing trips to carry sexual relations.
The movie’s message is in unison with what the gay lobby in America has espoused for years, that society forces men into “down low” behavior because of their prejudice against gays. The inference is that the cowboys could have lived an openly gay life if America had accepted the behavior.
Reverend Talbert W. Swan, II, pastor of the Solid Rock Church of God in Christ in Indian Orchard, MA, doesn’t agree with the content or the intent of the movie. “This is another attempt by homosexual activists, with assistance from Hollywood to portray gays as victims and to silence anyone opposed to their behavior by gaining the empathy of moviegoers” said Swan.
Swan contends that the question is not whether or not gay men can be masculine or rugged like cowboys or if their so-called love should be accepted but whether or not homosexuality is normal, natural or morally wrong. “This movie cleverly attempts to justify homosexual practice by presenting likeable characters who viewers sympathize with and to bring about gay advocacy through a tragic movie ending brought about by what gay activists and sympathizers call homophobia” said Swan.
Swan condemns the media for what he calls the “homosexualization of America” by giving Americans a steady diet of television programs depicting settings tolerant of homosexuality. Such shows as Friends, and Will & Grace “attempt to desensitize us to the sin of deviant sexual behavior” said Swan.
When asked if he is preaching hate Swan adamantly protests by pointing out that homosexuality is about sexual relations between people of the same gender, not the character or circumstance of homosexuals themselves. “We condemn the behavior, not the person” he says.
Pastor Swan balks at the labels placed on outspoken critics of homosexuality. “They label our righteous indignation as right wing bigotry or religious fanaticism. God’s people can no longer afford to be ambivalent and unconcerned about what is going on around us or about what it means,” said Swan.
When asked about what the Christian response to Brokeback Mountain should be, Swan stated “Unfortunately, the gay lobby has many Bible believing Christians afraid to stand up and speak the truth concerning the sin of homosexuality.” He asserts that men and women of faith must “rise up against the sweeping tide of sinful deception.”
Swan contends that Brokeback Mountain does a wonderful job in evoking empathy for homosexuals and uses the power of the media to gain converts for the homosexual agenda but makes no good argument for homosexual behavior being normal, natural or Biblically acceptable. Unfortunately, Swan says “Telling a good story through the power of the big screen will still rally support to the homosexual cause.” He warns Christians not to allow their opposition to homosexuality be broken by Brokeback Mountain.
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