God Loves Gays

…..Just not their behavior.

Same with murders, pedophiles, thieves and adulterers. He loves everyone.

He hates the sin.

That is the point I would like to make immediately. I do NOT hate homosexuals. I hate the sin.

I know I am not perfect, please do not accuse me of being a hypocrite. I sin too.

But there’s a widespread rumor that “Jesus never said anything about homosexuality” so it’s “not a sin” and I would like to debunk this insane myth.

First of all, the Old Testament lists homosexual behavior as one of the main reasons why Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. Just because it was the Old Testament doesn’t mean the sin isn’t still real.

Also in the Old Testament, God defines homosexuality as sexually immoral behavior, which comes up multiple times in the New Testament.

Now as far as New Testament goes;

“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

That’s 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

In Matthew 15, Jesus talks about clean and unclean behavior. Verse 19 and the beginning of verse 20 say, “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what make a man “unclean’. “

Romans 1:27 says, “In the same way the men also abandoned their natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.”

Notice how it says “natural relations with women” which brings me to my next point.

Homosexuals were not born that way.

I know, it’s a nice excuse, but it doesn’t work like that. True, we are all born with a certain sin nature that we are prone to, but you can choose whether or not to act on it. Homosexuality is a learned sin like any other.

In the same way you can argue that murderers, pedophiles, and rapists were ‘born that way’ so they can’t help but do those things, right?

Wrong. You have free will. Use it to follow something good.

Another argument that homosexuals cry out is that their behavior is not hurting anyone else.

This is also wrong, as homosexual behavior destroys the sanctity of marriage. It is constantly working against traditional and Christian family values, making sinful behavior an acceptable alternative.

Then think of the children. Recent studies show that a child thrives best in a household with both a mother and father. Not two moms. Not two dads. They need both male and female role models to fill those important places in their lives.

Here’s a good study on it: http://www.citizenlink.com/2010/06/17/30-years-of-research-that-tells-us-a-child-deserves-a-mother-and-a-father/

I would like to reiterate that God loves homosexuals. He just hates the homosexuality. You can repent from any sin, you are not stuck in a lifestyle for the rest of your life.

I realize a lot of people will disagree with me, and I would just please ask for you to be polite in the comments. I’m not being judgmental or hateful, and I sincerely hope I did not come across that way in my writing.

I love you, dear readers!

Feminism and Christianity

It doesn’t work.

You cannot call yourself a Christian and a Feminist at the same time, not in today’s society. Once upon a time feminism may have been about the right for women to vote or to work but not anymore.

So why doesn’t feminism mesh with Christianity? Let’s see what some of the leading figures of modern feminism have to say…

” It is important for us to encourage women to leave their husbands and not to live individually with men… All of history must be re-written in terms of oppression of women. We must go back to ancient female religions like witchcraft” – The Declaration of Feminism , November 1971.

……. Witchcraft….. How lovely.

“God is going to change. We women… will change the world so much that He won’t fit any-more.” – Naomi Goldenberg, Changing of the Gods: Feminism and the End of Traditional Religions (Quoted at beginning of From Father God to Mother Earth)

I didn’t realize God changed. Did you? Oh, what was that? Riiiight, it says in the Bible that God is un-changing. Awesome. God: 1 Feminists: 0

“By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God” – Gloria Steinem, editor of ‘MS’ magazine.

What do you think is more trustworthy? A never-changing, all-powerful God who cares about you and loves you? Or the “potential” of your crazy neighbor down the street who owns five dozen cats? Or maybe you want to believe in the “potential” of all those amazing politicians….

“No women should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children. Women should not have that choice, because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one” (Feminist pioneer Simone de Beauvoir, Saturday Review, June 14, 1975).

Okay, this one gets me, because ten years from now I want to be at home, taking care of my first baby, not having to worry about work and who’s taking care of my little girl or boy. Do not take away my rights to take care of my future children at home.

“We can’t destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage. ” — [Robin Morgan, “Sisterhood Is Powerful,” (ed), 1970, p. 537]

Destroy marriage…… Destroy marriage…. that sounds pleasant. Doesn’t that sound pleasant all you women who are married or want to get married? This woman was insane….

“The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it” -Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, in Women and the New Rage, p.67

Whoa. Whoa. That’s murder no matter how you spin it.

“Marriage has existed for the benefit of men; and has been a legally sanctioned method of control over women… We must work to destroy it. The end of the institution of marriage is a necessary condition for the liberation of women. Therefore it is important for us to encourage women to leave their husbands and not to live individually with men.” – The Declaration of Feminism , November 1971

Ladies, do you feel that marriage only benefits men? Because I’m not so sure. I mean, I’m not married, but I cannot wait until I get to marry the love of my life and live with him. And he’s going to take care of me in a way that I could not take care of myself. I’ll be happy and cherished and loved and I can’t think of a better life I will benefit greatly from marrying him.

I’m going to stop with the quotes there and say that no matter what, feminism is NOT the answer. God is. Whatever evil there is in these areas cannot be fought with feminism. When I see feminism I see the devil working against God, against women, against children, and against the sanctity of marriage. It breaks my heat to know that so many women buy into this.

So please, do not tell me that you are a feminist and a Christian. It doesn’t make sense.

Pro-Woman, Anti-Feminist

“Men should not hold doors open for women, we can take care of ourselves. That is, as long as we make these same men pay for our morning-after pill and abortions after we’re irresponsible about our personal lives.”

I am disgusted with my fellow women, especially with these ridiculous ads going on the radio saying one politician or another doesn’t support women’s rights.

Please.

I’m all for women’s rights, trust me. Yeah we can work, we can vote. But I’m sorry, men should not be catering to us.

Just kidding, not sorry.

For one thing, that’s completely contradictory to the whole feminist thing. They want to be superior to men, but at the same time they still want men to care of them, just in different ways.

Even if you’re just mildly feminist, for abortion privileges and stuff, it’s stupid.

Without getting into abortion too much, which is in fact murder, if you were irresponsible enough to get yourself pregnant, then deal with the consequences. No one should have to fund your abortion, or the morning-after pill which is just as bad as abortion since you take it after conception.

Another point is the insane idea that women don’t make as much money as men in the workforce. By the way, this is not true. The statistics they give are typically in a specific job or as nation, where less women work. They’re not giving you hourly wages or salaries, they’re giving you collective totals to make you buy into the lie.

A different, more subtle aspect of the feminist movement is taking place in the churches. Women should not be taking leading roles in the church. It is against biblical principles. The women aren’t the only ones at fault however. Men need to step up and take their places in the church.

The men should be the pastors, the worship leaders, the ones who organize the events, much more than women. I’m not saying women should fade into the background, but we need to remember our roles.

As the title says, I’m absolutely pro-woman. Women are awesome. But I’m so very anti-feminist.

Before I get a bunch of hate comments or whatever, these are my opinions. (Besides the abortion thing. That’s murder. It’s a sin. It’s evil. That’s a fact.)

Let me know what you think about the super-feminism movement and women’s roles in the church.

Blood of Olympus: A brief, non-revealing, review

BLOOD OF OLYMPUS

a.k.a The Story of Leo Valdez’s Sassiness

Or How Nico Broke all of Us

Or How Jason Became Distinguished

I think you get the picture.

First off, I would like to say that I am heartbroken.The series is done. I grew up with that series. It has brought me immense happiness. Now it is finished.

Sigh.

On a happier note, it went out with a boom.

Literally.

It’s a fantastic book. As always, cleverly written with heart-wrenching detail and fulfilling witty banter betwixt characters. The plot was genius, naturally and the last chapter made my soul smile.

But did anyone else feel it was a little easy? I mean, someone DIED but still….

Oh oh oh!!!!! PEOPLE!!!

He finally said it. Percy finally said it.

*Fangirls with no shame*

Anyways the ending was spectacular, but I honestly expected a little more. It’s like it wasn’t big enough or something. Maybe it’s just me. I don’t know.

To wrap things up, I loved the book and recommend it and the entire series to anyone looking for something fun to read.

And by fun I mean emotion-shredding, soul-lifting, tear-inducing, laughter-producing fun.

Enjoy your heartache.

Confessions of a Ninja Ballerina: Teaching

I adore teaching. It’s fun, it’s rewarding, it makes me happy.

It’s also hard, frustrating and, at times, depressing.

Oh, but how can it be both?! ***Confusion***

Here’s how; children.

Okay, so I teach both taekwan-do and ballet. At TKD I help with an after-school program as well as teach evening classes.

The after-school program consists of around 40 public schooled children. A handful of them are really wonderful kids. A different handful are really difficult.

At ballet I teach intermediate class, and an after-school 8-12 class. Same deal there.

So how do you teach a diverse group of people?

1: Find out how different people learn. With some kids, you talk to them and they get it. Others, you have to physically position and they remember what it feels like. Sometimes you have to yell, other times it’s the worst possible thing you can do. You have to memorize which way the kids learn best.

2: Patience, grasshopper. Kids don’t like to listen. This is a law of nature. They will blatantly disregard everything you say if they feel like it that day. It’s beyond frustrating at times. But if you blow up, kids cry, kids complain to parents, parents blow up. So careful there.

3: Set a good example. The kids that actually like you, will look up to you. Watch what you say, watch how you act. It will have an impact on their lives.

4: Choose to see the progress. You can’t be negative as a teacher. Your students will be miserable, you’ll be miserable, the parents will be unhappy, and that’s no way to live.

Teaching is hard guys. But it’s so awesome. It’s definitely not for everyone, however.

Any teachers out there want to add onto this? Any parents with questions or comments? I’m desperate for conversation. Comment below!

Ballet Boys and How You’re Wrong About Them

Boys who do ballet are all gay.

Wrong.

They’re wimpy.

Wrong.

They wear tutus. They dance on their toes. They’re all snobby, vain, frail, perverts.

Wrong wrong wrong.

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1: My boyfriend is a ballet boy. And he is most definitely not gay. I have guys in my studio. None of them are gay. Sure, there are quite a few male dancer who are actually homosexual, but it’s not an all inclusive fact of the dance world.

2: They’re wimpy? Really, people/ Have you not seen these men lift a ballerina above their heads and hold her there as if she weighs nothing? Yeah, they lift!

Women!

partner

Yes, a lot of ballerinas are pretty thin, but there’s the heavier ones out there too, one’s with partners who are able to let them experience flying. Golden Boy partners with me sometimes, and he can get me over his head and hold me up. I’m not one of the anorexic ballerinas that you’re probably familiar with, either. I shall not divulge my weight, but I’m over 115.

3: They do not wear tutus. The only instance I have heard of this happening was about a guy spoofing Swan Lake.

4: They do not usually dance en pointe, though some teachers have guys learn to so that they can fully understand what their partner has to go through. It’s not a matter of feminizing the men.

5.Ok, there are snobby, vain, (not frail) perverts in the dance world, I’m sure. But definitely not all of them. Golden Boy in no way relates to any of those accusations thrust upon the male dancers of this world. I know ballet boys who are just all around awesome people.

The stereotypes are true in some instances, but don’t you dare accuse a man of being gay just because he does ballet.

Truthfully, I think you guys are just jealous of them. They have the good sense to surround themselves with beautiful women in skin-tight, often revealing, leotards and tights. It’s a pretty sweet deal they’ve got going.

So stop dissing on ballet boys. You try lifting a girl in a tutu above your head and holding her there while making her look elegant and beautiful. These men are amazing. It’s time to open your eyes and see that.

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Fred Astaire vs. Edward Cullen: Cinema is Dead

Why is Twilight more popular than Shall We Dance?

Why is Iron Man so well known while Paris When it Sizzles has been buried in the archives?

I am disappointed in today’s cinematic productions.

Don’t get me wrong, there are some great movies being made still. But the Golden Age of cinema is well behind us.

Today we have couples like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith that dominate the big screen. That’s cool, right?

But guys… Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Audrey Hepburn. Carey Grant. Lucille Ball. Humphrey Bogart. Those were the stars.

Audrey

The movies of that era were pure genius. And they weren’t bad. The majority of the movies released today are rated R or PG-13 because today’s culture thrives on strong language and sexual sin. Not all the movies of the 40’s and 50’s were completely innocent, but they weren’t dropping F bombs left and right and they didn’t have explicit sex scenes.

They were clever and beautiful and anyone could watch them. Parents didn’t have to worry abouwhat their kids saw if they took them to the theater.

We need to bring that back. We need My Fair Lady again. We need Carefree and Casablanca and Arsenic and Old Lace.

Cary Grant

They taught something  besides that it’s ok to sin, that it’s acceptable to sin. They taught us to seek the good and make it work out.

What do movies like Pineapple Express, Black Swan, and Fifty Shades of Grey teach us? To sin and sin abundantly.

What does To Kill a Mockingbird, The Long, Long Trailer, and The Father of the Bride teach us? To love and forgive and do what’s right.

That’s why I think cinema is dead. There are still good movies around. But not in the same way. Not with the innocent agenda that the oldies possessed.

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What are your guys’ opinions on the evolution of movies? What about today versus the 50’s? What are your favorite old movies? I would love to converse with you!