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Gavin Newsom’s pretend religion

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 5:41 am | Randy Thomasson


Who does California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, worship — the God of the Bible or himself?

In these perilous days, I urge you to stand up for what’s good, right, and true, according to what the God of the Bible calls good, right, and true. You’ve got to fight for your standard of truth; otherwise “truth” is up for grabs.

Think with me about California’s new governor. What do you say about someone who…

on national TV calls himself a “practicing Catholic,” saying he believes in the God of the Bible and also believes that the Bible is the Word of God…

…but is also California’s inventor of homosexual “marriages,” and while he recognizes the humanity of babies in the womb, he still wants taxpayers to kill children in the womb?

You call him a deceiver.

Gavin Newsom’s semi-quotation of the Bible in his January 7, 2019 inaugural speech got my attention. California’s uber-liberal governor said these words:

When Jerry last took the oath of office, he reflected on a parable from the Sermon on the Mount. It tells of a foolish man who built his house on sand. A storm washed it away. But a wise man sought a sounder foundation. And when the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on the house he built, it did not fall. “For it was founded upon a rock.” For eight years, California has built a foundation of rock. Our job now is not to rest on that foundation. It is to build our house upon it.

Did you notice that Gavin Newsom never mentioned Jesus Christ as the author of the parable? This is despite Jesus jealously affirming that His sermons were “sayings of Mine” in Matthew 7:24-26. And to claim that this sermon of the Savior of the world applies to California’s “rock” is quite a stretch. If California’s so stable as Newsom implies, why are longtime Californians leaving the state?

What’s really going on is Newsom has rejected God’s Word but pretends that he hasn’t. Perhaps he hopes this “religious speech” will win the hearts of religious Californians. It didn’t for me.

Wikipedia claims and reports the following:

Newsom was baptized and reared in his father’s Roman Catholic faith. He describes himself as an “Irish Catholic rebel […] in some respects, but one that still has tremendous admiration for the Church and very strong faith”. When asked about the current state of the Catholic Church, he said the church was in crisis.[17] Newsom said he stays with the Church because of his “strong connection to a greater purpose, and […] higher being […]” Newsom identifies himself as a practicing Catholic,[92] stating that he has a “strong sense of faith that is perennial: day in and day out”.[17]

So there you have it. Gavin Newsom’s public policies violate God’s word. And Newsom won’t publicly say Jesus or God. Perhaps he doesn’t want to attract the scrutiny of heaven.

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'”
Jesus Christ in Matthew 21-23, right before His Parable of the Two Builders

Election aftermath: Will California conservatives fight or take flight?

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:56 pm | Randy Thomasson

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Behavioral experts describe it as freeze, fight, and flight. These are three possible responses — a combination of God-given and environmentally-shaped emotions — that rise up within us when we perceive a danger. The danger may be true or false — but initially, we’re going to either freeze, fight, or take flight.

No matter your initial reaction to the just-concluded Midterm Elections, please join me in fighting. Because when evil dominates, it must be exposed and resisted. God always wants His people to steadfastly defend all that is good, right, and true. I aim to do that — how about you?

Here are 3 important things to know, which matter for your values:

1. Nationally, this election was very good news:

a. In the 100-member United States Senate, the Republicans have increased. They’ve gone from 51 to 52 in number, and could go to 53 if Martha McSally wins in Arizona, and up to 54 if Cindy Hyde-Smith wins Mississippi’s U.S. Senate special election on November 27.

b. The Senate Republicans have become more constitutional. Strong conservatives have replaced wishy-washy Republicans such as Bob Corker, Dean Heller, John McCain (and if Martha McSally pulls it off, Jeff Flake). This principled increase means hundreds of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees will have no problem being confirmed, despite any grumblings from pro-abortion Republicans Lisa Murkowski of Alaska or Susan Collins of Maine. And given that 85-year-old ACLU anti-religious-freedom, pro-abortion attorney Ruth Bader Ginsburg might be next to depart the nation’s high court, the Senate’s confirmation of yet another constitutionalist/originalist to replace her is imperative.

c. The Democrats’ outrageous personal attack upon U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh backfired. In the Senate battleground states of North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri, West Virginia, and Florida, all the anti-Kavanaugh votes were booted out of office, while pro-Kavanaugh Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia survived).

d. The loss of the U.S. House of Representatives to the Democrats was not as bad as it could have been. What’s more, the final count shows President Trump is more popular than President Obama. This election, Republicans have so far lost 30 House seats, but gained seats in the U.S. Senate. This is much better than Obama fared. As The Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation) reports: “The first midterm election under President Barack Obama in 2010 was a major electoral defeat for Democrats. Republicans gained 63 seats in the House of Representatives and six seats in the Senate while making significant gains in state houses and gubernatorial elections. The balance of power shifted Tuesday night, but not as drastically as Democrats had hoped.”

e. The Democrats winning back the U.S. House wasn’t because evil is too strong, but because Republican leadership was foolish. Moral conservative leaders with decades of wise experience held a post-election news conference to explain that the campaign advice of Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, California to run on local rather than national issues failed to energize conservatives. SaveCalifornia.com agrees. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are all about national issues anyway; they should be teachers and cheerleaders for issues of national importance that capture the public’s attention. Why do Democrats in Congress seem to understand this better than some Republican candidates?

2. SaveCalifornia.com’s mission is still for your cherished family values:

Despite the Democrat politicians’ union-funded grip* upon the State of California, our Campaign for Children and Families has survived three governors already (Gray Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Brown). And with God’s help and yours, we’re committed to survive, expose, and oppose the guaranteed wicked policies of Gavin Newsom that harm individuals and families.

* So far this year, government unions have donated $13.8 million and private unions have donated $20.8 million to Democrat candidates in California: https://bit.ly/2JOMLyN and https://bit.ly/2SU1yfP

Our Campaign for Children and Families promise to you:

a. We’ll keep shining our light for positive truth for children and families
b. We’ll keep exposing the darkness so people who listen will stop being deceived
c. We’ll keep training constitutional patriots to do good in their families and communities

I need to know you want to fight rather than take flight.

Because every loss is an opportunity to learn how to be and do better. And given the myriad of public policy problems caused by California’s ruling Democrats, now is the time to expose them. Please realize that simply running from a problem tends to make us insensitive to love, responsibility, and solutions. Because love doesn’t drop out; it presses in and sacrificially gives.

3. California is in a dynamic and the Democrat-union grip can indeed weaken:

Lastly, I believe California is in a dynamic. Look at history. Communism was dismantled in Eastern Europe because it went against God-given human nature. Likewise, some governorships on the east coast of the U.S. have flipped in the last few years from Democrat to Republican (think Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont).

And this election, a big liberal “environmental group” bond (Prop. 3) went down in California, to the frustration of liberal operatives. What’s more, an anti-establishment, academic reformer, Marshall Tuck, might become California’s state school chief. And we’re just beginning to see union membership dropping since the June 2018 U.S. Supreme Court Janus decision affirming the free-speech right of government employees to not have their money coerced away by power-hungry union bosses. Remember, Liberalism doesn’t work; when pressure is applied, it can indeed break down.

Meanwhile, it’s clear to me that a lot of professing Christians (especially younger adults) and a lot of frustrated conservatives (also the younger ones) don’t vote. I keep meeting them. Now, can you imagine what a well-articulated conservative voter registration drive campaign in communities could do? And what if Christian church denominations held voter registration drives in all their member churches, which then would internally lobby churchgoers to “get out the vote” in the big 2020 presidential election? And what if Campaign for Children and Families received confidential pro-family donations totaling $1 million to powerfully promote your values statewide through cost-effective media buys?

Finally, what if major conservative donors had given the gas tax repeal (Prop. 6) $10 million to show California voters convincing messages like SaveCalifornia.com produced? And what if John Cox had also received $10 million to blanket TV, radio, newspapers, and the internet with months of his ads exposing obvious problems caused by Democrat politicians? We might have a profoundly different Governor-Elect today.

I believe the time to invest in California is now, because liberal policies are ripe for taking down. As famed investor Warren Buffett said, “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” This certainly applies to the ruling Democrats’ house of cards. If convincing evidence can be creatively presented, it opens people’s eyes. I’ve seen this happen individually, so why not change minds on a grand scale?

Thank you for reading this and thinking about the dynamic culture we live in and how you, with your faithful, principled stand, can make an impact. Thank you for standing strong for your moral values with SaveCalifornia.com and our ongoing Campaign for Children and Families!

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;
not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, at the Last Supper

California baker’s religious freedom beats back unconstitutional ‘LGBT’ attack

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 12:33 pm | Randy Thomasson

Good news! A California baker’s religious freedom trumps the attack of “LGBT” activists.

Yes, you heard right — a religious freedom victory in California. And hopefully, it signals a upcoming victory from the U.S. Supreme Court in June.

Cathy Miller is the hard-working, creative owner of Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield.

Last year, when two confused, arrogant women who practice homosexuality on each other walked into her bakery and demanded a homosexual “wedding” cake, Cathy declined because of her strong Christian faith. Of course, the Bible says marriage is only between a man and a woman; if you don’t have a man and a woman, you just don’t have marriage.

After Cathy referred the homosexuals to another bakery that would have “no problem” with same-sex “wedding” cakes, the two militant “LGBT” activists walked out in a huff. It was no surprise that Cathy was later hit with an official complaint from the State of California.

Fortunately, Cathy was offered the excellent legal representation of pro-family attorney Chuck LiMandri of San Diego. And guess what? A Kern County judge who used to work at a law firm that protected businesses from frivolous lawsuits has rejected the Democrat Attorney General of California, who wanted to force this Christian baker to betray Jesus Christ and participate in and approve of false, unbiblical, homosexual “marriages.”

Yes, Christianity and the U.S. Constitution have won over the anti-free-speech, anti-religious-freedom, anti-ownership-rights homosexual activists and their Democrat politicians! Because the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects religion — for anyone interested in reading it.

Of course, Cathy’s civil religious freedom to obey Jesus Christ instead of homosexual activists legally depends on the U.S. Supreme Court’s expected ruling this June in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

But for now, please celebrate Cathy’s moral victory, which is a win for you and other people of faith everywhere. Here’s some good-news articles about it:

Kern County judge rules against State of California in case against Tastries Bakery

Judge: Baker has right to refuse ‘same-sex wedding’ cakes

And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,’ and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” Jesus Christ in Matthew 19:4-6