Don Boys https://donboys.cstnews.com Common Sense for Today Sun, 03 Jul 2022 22:40:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.23 Drag Queen Story Hours are Permissive, Perilous, and Perverted! https://donboys.cstnews.com/drag-queen-story-hours-are-permissive-perilous-and-perverted https://donboys.cstnews.com/drag-queen-story-hours-are-permissive-perilous-and-perverted#respond Sun, 03 Jul 2022 22:18:36 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=3118 When a vile, vicious, and venomous crime is committed, many horrified people ask, “How could a human treat another human that way?” Whether it is a mass shooting, Muslim parents beheading a daughter for marrying a non-Muslim, or a parent who slaughters a spouse and children; it is difficult for decent people to comprehend the motivation. The answers are multiple: unbridled rage, legal or illegal drugs, or insatiable greed; but more often than not, it is simply evil.

Man, apart from God, is capable of doing anything. Jeremiah 17:9 reveals, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” It is also a fact of human nature that vile individuals almost always try to assuage their own guilt by enticing others to participate in similar evil practices as the present push to promote perversion through Pride parades and drag queen depravity.

Make no mistake: drag queens and their defenders, especially with children present, are despicable, depraved, and dangerous people.

For decades, decadent men have dressed as women (even though the Bible forbids cross-dressing), but today unprincipled men have taken it to a new level. Homosexual men, dressed as women, with false breasts and garish makeup, perform lewd dances for children’s entertainment. Moreover, such lewd activities are even sponsored by the military, schools, churches, and libraries! Spectators are expected to push money into the waistband or brasserie as tokens of appreciation. Those who do so are as perverted as the “drag queens.”

At school or church, or library drag queen story hours, debauched men dressed as women teach children there are no boundaries and no absolutes.  We are told the story hours teach literacy, personal expression, self-acceptance, and other positive attributes. But they teach far more.

Everyone knows this push for deviate, degrading, and damaging story hours for kids is to make perversion acceptable and groom kids for future degeneracy.  Hey, if you can be arrested for taking a child to a strip show, why can’t you go to prison for exposing innocent kids to depravity in a library?

The New York Post reported a group incorporated as Drag Queen Story Hour NYC “has received a total of $207,000 in taxpayer funds since 2018 from the city and state.” So, kids are being groomed for homosexuals at public institutions and funded by stupid taxpayers.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said, “Drag storytellers, and the libraries and schools that support them, are advancing a love of diversity, personal expression, and literacy that is core to what our city embraces.” No, NYC reflects lawlessness, danger, depravity, high taxes, and sane citizens have been fleeing the city in droves for years.

While schools, churches, and libraries are exposing children to such vileness, San Francisco Bay area authorities are investigating a possible hate crime because a group of men shouted anti-LGBTQ slurs during Drag Queen Story Hour at the San Lorenzo Library. Wow, those local authorities sure know what’s important. But then San Francisco has been run by descendants of Sodom for decades.

The Speaker of the House gave enormous credibility by appearing on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars reality show. Nancy Pelosi groveled saying, “My honor to be here, to say to all of you how proud we all are of you. Thank you for the joy and beauty you bring to the world. Your freedom of expression of yourselves in drag is what America is all about.”

That maggot-gagging statement will be read at America’s funeral. And maybe at hers. Anyone who gives any credibility to such child-damaging events is lower than a snake’s belly in a deep well.

A few days ago, Pelosi added to her debauched résumé, by being honored by pathetic Pope Francis at St Peter’s and received communion that her principled local archbishop had refused her since she is a major voice supporting baby killers. Her husband, presumed to be sober at the time, accompanied her.

It seems American Legion halls have higher standards than most churches.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said during a drag event in Lansing that “drag queens make everything better” and there should be “a drag queen for every school.” Yes sir, a drag queen for every school. Schools don’t need the Ten Commandments or the Golden Rule, or a phonics’ chart, or McGuffey’s Reader. They might grow up to be honest, decent, kind, principled, even Christian. And know how to read.

A popular drag queen, “Kitty Demure” issued a stark warning to parents about drag queen shows saying, “There is a lot of filth that goes on, a lot of sexual stuff that goes on.” That is obvious from watching any drag queen performance or homosexual parade.  It was a characteristic of Sodom as Isaiah wrote in 3:9, “they show their sin as Sodom; they hide it not…”

One pervert performer whined, “It’s a way to make people feel happy. It’s to entertain. It’s to make people smile.” No, it’s to make kids be more pliable to sexual deviancy and acceptance of perversion and reject biblical, normal living. Another promoter of perversion said the story hours are “lifesaving.” No, they are life-twisting.

The media reported last week that a Pennsylvania drag queen was charged with 25 counts of pornography. He could not post bail and was locked in the pokey. That’s where he/she/it belongs. Now, they should throw away the key.

Parents are told that while the men are pretending to be women, the story hour is not about sexuality or sexualizing children or grooming children. But that is dishonest. That should not surprise anyone since people who twist, confuse, and harm children are capable of doing anything. We must remember the words of Christ who said in Luke 17:2, “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”

Stories are read, sometimes benign, however, there is always dancing, bouncing, bright colors, singing, sparkles, glitter, etc. While those things can be interesting and alluring to children, kids should not be taught to associate sex with glitter and sparkles, balloons, and music.

And it is parents’ responsibility to teach sex and sexual awareness to their children. Parents decide on when a girl wears a brassiere, makeup, and high heels. Parents decide how short a skirt is and how it fits a daughter. Parents decide on when a child goes on sleepovers (almost never) and starts dating and what music is heard. It is parents who instill in children about physical contact such as holding hands, hugging, kissing, etc., not any other group. Parents, not teachers, teach children that sex is one of the greatest gifts to mankind but dangerous if abused outside of marriage. Parents should teach children that sex is not sinful but sacred and special and follows a lifetime commitment of marriage.

Children are in school to learn the basics of living in a corrupt world. Their values about sex, morality, religion, etc., are not the bailiwick of educators but of parents. It is shocking that parents have shown such restraint in response to drag queen hours exploiting their children. If parents took a school apart, brick by brick, I would be averse to finding them guilty as a jury member. Maybe a $20 fine—suspended.

Of course, children are sexual beings, but that does not mean they need to know and experience the many complicated sexual facts that would be appropriate when older. Forty-two to seventy-three percent of children exhibit sexual behaviors by age 13 according to an article in the National Library of Medicine.  At a very young age, children begin to examine and explore their body by touching, and rubbing various body parts, including their genitals. It is parents’ obligation to provide guidance and knowledge about these body parts and their functions. Small children commonly try to view the genitals or breasts of others, stand too close to other people, and touch their own genitals; however, after age five, “sexual behaviors become less common, less frequent, or more covert.”

Children, at a young age, should be taught to respect each other, and it is not acceptable to touch anyone else’s private parts. Children need age-appropriate explanations. They must be strongly advised to always tell if another child or adult touches their private parts. Children should know that private parts are covered by a swimming suit. Furthermore, younger children should be taught to respect the privacy of their older siblings and parents. Your child knows it’s also your job to protect them. Never permit a child to have access to a television or computer in seclusion.

Proponents of perversion defend the offensive story hours in another attempt to make degeneracy acceptable to normal people. They accuse normal people of hate, bigotry, narrow-mindedness, etc., not even giving a nod to the possibility that we love our kids and want them to be normal. Moreover, cross-dressing, multi-genders, transgenders, perversion, and any sexual activity before marriage is wrong. Any parent who willingly permits a child to be exposed to such story hours should be investigated by proper authorities. I remember when kids were removed from their homes because a television set was not permitted and many examples of parents losing children for a smack on the rear end.

No one ever accused Democrats of being very bright, and now they are positioning themselves as defenders of drag queen shows. Good, that may be the only positive thing that comes from this deviant debacle. They can ride this all the way to crushing defeat in November and in 2024.

God created us, male and female, and planned for it to remain that way. To pretend to be the opposite gender is rebellion against God. Teaching such depravity to children is even worse in my opinion than the depravity at Sodom, and everyone knows what happened to Sodom.

Much archeology is going on near the Dead Sea site of ancient Sodom so it would not surprise me if archeologists uncover a worn, dirty, faded rainbow flag providentially protected (and discovered) in the debris of ancient Sodom. Maybe not, but I’m sure such flags will be discovered in the ruins of the greatest experiment in history—the once-great American Republic.

Maybe someday in the future, after freedom has disappeared from the earth, freedom-seeking immigrants exploring what used to be New York City and New York Harbor will find a portion of the 450,000 pound Statue of Liberty. No longer a symbol of freedom and broken but still clearly discernable protruding out of the water. It would be apropos if a rainbow flag should be found wrapped around the broken torch of the lady.

Of course, the lady’s torch will no longer shine since freedom was surrendered much earlier thanks to the LGBTetc. crowd, a distinct group who only faintly disguise their hatred of normal families.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don  Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support  his work with a donation.)

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New York Times: Christian Smugness about AIDS More Grossly Immoral Than What Goes on in Homosexual Bathhouses! https://donboys.cstnews.com/new-york-times-christian-smugness-about-aids-more-grossly-immoral-than-what-goes-on-in-homosexual-bathhouses https://donboys.cstnews.com/new-york-times-christian-smugness-about-aids-more-grossly-immoral-than-what-goes-on-in-homosexual-bathhouses#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:15:40 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=3114  

June is the month when homosexuals and their media lackeys promote the homosexual lifestyle, which they have a legal right to do, but I also have a concurrent right to claim that homosexuality is a deathstyle. The bigots and non-thinkers will quickly charge me with hatred and bigotry as if a caring and sincere person cannot hold an opinion unacceptable to the radical left.

Honest readers will understand that my motives, qualifications, and lack of empathy have nothing to do with the truth. They will ask, “Is it true, and if so, what are the implications?”

A New York Times pro-homosexual article published in 2008 prompted me to respond; however, I did not publish a response. With the astounding ascendency of the Homosexual Lobby and the craven capitulation of politicians, pundits, professors, preachers, and a pope, it is very germane at this time to finish the column.

The writer was Nicholas Kristof, a card-carrying, certified liberal who wrote, “Evangelicals a liberal can love,” that threw kisses to Dr. Rick Warren and his ilk and threw bricks at Fundamentalists and conservative Evangelicals. He quoted Warren saying, “My only interest is to get people to care about Darfurs and Rwandas.” Well, being a cynic, I suspect Rick also wanted to sell a few books, increase his church membership, and enhance his persona.

Kristof opined that it is intrinsically repugnant to scorn people for their faith then he proceeded to do that very thing! He called profamily Christians “self-righteous zealots,” “Moralizing blowhards,” and “religious right windbags.” But we should  never scorn people for their faith! What hypocrisy, but of course, hypocrisy is a tenet of the religion of liberalism of which Kristof is a high priest!

Kristof must have a Ph.D. in Hypocrisy, Duplicity, and Obfuscation.

But permit me to get to the heart of the matter. Kristof characterized religious leaders, critical of homosexuality, as “self-righteous zealots,” and their position on AIDS “constituted a far grosser immorality than anything that ever happened in a [homosexual] bathhouse.”  Now, I don’t know what Nick was smoking when he wrote that or if he is simply uninformed about what goes on in homosexual bathhouses. Let me assume he is merely dumb as a box of rocks, and with my research I will seek to educate him about what homosexuals do in city-licensed bathhouses.

A bath is the last thing homosexuals want in a “bathhouse;” the main thing is anonymous sex and homosexuals confess that fact. It goes with their freedom.

The Health Hazards of Homosexuality and other research journals and studies reveal the kind of sex commonly experienced in bathhouses that interests the average homosexual: 

 *Anal intercourse between two men has been the most common activity of homosexual men since antiquity, and all informed people know it is a dirty, diseased, dangerous, and deadly practice.  Only a few years ago, all religions were critical of such a practice, as were all countries and all medical associations. With today’s twisted values, perversion is simply “another way of loving.” For the record, my position on perversion is historic, biblical, and traditional, so I believe what past generations believed. I refuse to believe past ancestors did not know the difference between right and wrong.

*Oral sex is another common practice of homosexuals. See the previous four descriptive D’s above. The National Library of Medicine reveals that “mutual masturbation, and oral and anal sex” is the commonest mode of gay sexual expression reporting that “two thirds (sic) of gay men have anal sex.” However, a study at Indiana University found that changes are taking place and most homosexuals find oral sex more popular than anal sex.

*Up to 22% of homosexuals admit to participating in fisting, which is too vile to describe and the videos too vivid to watch. I have never heard a homosexual or one of their ardent advocates defend the practice; however, they will question my honesty,  qualifications, motives, sexuality, etc. But then, that is much easier than dealing with the despicable practice.

*According to The Gay Report, authored by two homosexuals, about 23% of homosexuals admit they participate in “golden showers” or “water sports” when they urinate on a partner or drink his urine. Moreover, the report admits that 82% participate in “rimming.” Do your own research but have a barf bag handy.

*About 10% of homosexuals “have eaten or played with the feces [e.g., enemas, wallowing in]” of their partners! (Medical Consequences of What Homosexuals Do.)

*25% admit to sadomasochism or torture. Often one man chains or ties his partner and then whips him into a sexual frenzy. The Sacramento Bee reported that a workshop was offered to San Francisco homosexuals teaching how to be involved in sex torture without killing each other. Many universities have similar workshops. Not your father’s university education.

*90% admit to illegal drug use. They sniff amyl nitrite, which allegedly prolongs sexual ability and excitement. The Los Angeles Times reported in 2007 that the frequency of methamphetamine use is 20 times greater among homosexuals than in the general population.

*According to Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them: Battered Gay Men and Domestic Violence reveals that homosexuals are violent people and violence is “the third biggest problem in the ‘gay’ community (after AIDS and drug abuse).” As many as 50% of male homosexuals have no respect for and therefore abuse their “lovers,” more than double the rate among heterosexual couples.

*About 46% of homosexuals had sex with minors although it is illegal in all 50 states, even if the youngster is a willing participant. Classic studies have revealed that homosexuals always prefer young boys to older men. About half the practicing homosexuals were seduced into perversion before they were 14 according to J.C. Coleman’s Abnormal Psychology and Modern Life.

*In a twenty-year period, homosexuals, including a Texas engineer, the California Trash Bag killer, and the Chicago contractor, killed about 70% of victims of mass killings All informed, honest professionals know the prevalence of homosexual violence.

*According to the Journal of Sex Research, homosexuals consist of about 2% of the population yet sexually abuse children “16 times the rate of the normal population.” Think the Boy Scouts, Catholic priests, teachers, youth workers, etc.

Considering the above facts, it is not surprising that 75% of homosexuals have had one STD according to Straight and Narrow?: Compassion and Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate.

Big city hospitals report it is common to nightly remove bottles, flashlights, carrots, light bulbs, and even small animals from men’s rectums after their playtime goes awry!

Hey, don’t look at me like that. I only report the perversion, not explain it. Such practices are dumb, dirty, dangerous, and even deadly and go on nightly, often between complete strangers. Note that  the root of strangers is the word strange.

Many homosexual encounters occur in bathhouses, back rooms of adult bookstores, and public restrooms, even though all such encounters are illegal in all 50 states. When I called for city officials to close bathhouses at the beginning of the AIDS plague (back when it was called GRID or Gay-Related Immune Disorder) because bathhouses were breeding grounds for AIDS, I was ridiculed and called a Nazi, bigot, hater, and homophobe. Moreover, those were the least offensive names I was called! Honest homosexuals grudgingly admit closing bathhouses would have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

In my USA Today columns, I demanded that President Reagan’s Surgeon General Koop (an active Christian), stop dancing around the issue, stop talking about condoms, and yell, “Stop your sodomy and illegal drug use.” But he refused and must bear some of the responsibility for the steady spread of the world plague. So, I was not a hater but a lover because I told people the truth while health officials and politicians groveled at the altar of political correctness.

I believe homosexuality is not a sickness or a quirk of the genes, but an evil abomination as taught in the Bible. In society all opinions should be considered, except when the truth is revealed about homosexuality. While many things contribute to homosexuality, it always results from an individual choice. Frankly, homosexuals don’t really exist; only heterosexuals who chose a perverted lifestyle (deathstyle)!

However, because homosexuality has always been so abhorrent, most homosexuals learned early to say, “I was born this way. It isn’t my fault.” They sing that famous old ballad, “My Genes Made me Queer!”

But that’s a fairy story.

In 2015, the American Psychiatric Association admitted that “to date there are no replicated scientific studies supporting any specific biological etiology [cause] for homosexuality.” Furthermore, the American Psychological Association declared there is no scientific evidence that homosexuals are “born that way.”

California psychologist Laura A. Haynes declared that the “battle to disprove ‘born that way and can’t change’ is now over, and [Lisa Diamond, a top researcher at the American Psychological Association and lesbian activist] is “telling LGBT activists to stop promoting the myth.” (Cited from The Health Hazards of Homosexuality.)

Even infamous sex expert Dr. Alfred Kinsey (an expert of bugs, not sex and a homosexual child sex abuser) confessed, “homosexuality is largely a matter of conditioning.” He also admitted there was less homosexuality in devout families whether Protestant, Mormon, or Jewish. Well, that’s one time Kinsey was right.

It must be noted that the fact of less homosexuality in religious families belies the myth of being “born that way.”

Churches, still faithful to Bible teaching, teach that homosexuals are sinners like all mankind and require a Savior. We believe homosexuals must, like everyone else, recognize their sin, repent of sin, and receive the Savior. When they experience the New Birth, there will be a transformation in their lives that breaks the bonds of their sins.

God warns us not to be deceived in I Corinthians 6:9, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate [men who have sex with men], nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you.” Note, his readers used to be drunks, thieves, homosexuals, etc. So, there is hope for everyone.

Any homosexual can change to normal sexuality if he is motivated to do so. Dr. Irving Bieber, a psychoanalyst best known for his study Homosexuality: A Psychoanalytic Study of Male Homosexuals believed homosexuality was an acquired characteristic. His research reveals that non-religious psychotherapy claims a 30% success rate while Masters and Johnson claim 72% success; and Gay Community News reported on a survey claiming 40% successful conversion.

Clearly, homosexuality is not inherited but chosen.

Even some homosexuals are wondering if maybe they are in a fast lane on a dead-end road. The homosexual authors of After the Ball asked, “Is this a lifestyle to encourage?” Obviously not, and there is nothing gay in the homosexual way.

The New York Times and Nicholas Kristof were way off base, and their closing statement is an example of hypocrisy, poor thinking, or doing the very thing they railed against in their attack: “We can disagree sharply with their [Christian] politics, but to mock them underscores our own ignorance and prejudice.” Yeah, ignorance and prejudice. Hope they don’t forget how to spell hope!

There is hope for all people including homosexuals, and hope is spelled J E S U S!

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don  Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support  his work with a donation.)

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Newsweek Hit Piece Attacks and Slanders Me Because of My Question to Pete Buttigieg! https://donboys.cstnews.com/newsweek-hit-piece-attacks-and-slanders-me-because-of-my-question-to-pete-buttigieg-2 https://donboys.cstnews.com/newsweek-hit-piece-attacks-and-slanders-me-because-of-my-question-to-pete-buttigieg-2#respond Wed, 15 Jun 2022 17:30:43 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=3106  

Since June is Pride Month for the LGBT etc. crowd, I expanded and rewrote a 2019 column that produced late-night phone calls, death threats, and scores of hate-filled emails from the “peace-loving,” “all opinions have equal worth,” “fair-minded,” and always “compassionate” homosexuals.

No doubt, many homosexuals—maybe most of them—agree with the thesis of my article while disagreeing with my criticism of homosexuality which is still legal in America. Both homosexuality and my right to disagree with it are legally protected—for now. But the Homosexual Lobby will not permit any honest disagreement with their positions.

You know, like the knee-jerk response of some homosexuals to the Tampa Bay baseball players who refused to give credibility to perversion by wearing a rainbow version of the team logo on the team’s “Pride Night,” because of their religious beliefs. It seems everyone has a right to make up his own mind as long as you don’t imply that homosexuality is wrong.

The journalists at Newsweek had every right to accuse me, attack me, and even assassinate me (symbolically) but not use illegitimate and spurious and twisted information to do their job.

I’m not whining about Newsweek, just wanting to hold their feet to the fire. After all, they did spell my name correctly and pulled a good photo from one of my lectures at the University of North Dakota.

The Newsweek piece, about my article published on numerous conservative websites, was filled with errors. Even the first word of the headline was wrong! It yelled, REPUBLICAN PREACHER RUNS SHOCKING BLOG POST ABOUT PETE BUTTIGIEG, CLAIMS GAY PEOPLE DIE YOUNGER THAN ‘NORMAL PEOPLE.’ I have not been a Republican for decades, although I admit to voting Republican most of the time, I’m politically independent as a hog on ice.

Journalists, including news magazines like Newsweek, should try that sometime.

A quick phone call or email from the author would have kept him from adding to the escalating charges of fake news. All journalists are taught to verify the facts; maybe he was sleeping during that class.

The author called my article “Pete Since You Brought it Up, How ‘Gay’ Are You?” offensive, and of course, it was. It is impossible to deal with perversion (and politics) without being offensive; however, if we deal with the details, it would be disgusting.

The author suggests I was offensive because I mentioned that homosexuals don’t live as long as normal people. Well, that may be offensive, but it is also a fact according to Columbia University. Of course, they suggested homosexuals died early because of an anti-homosexual environment rather than their perverted practices.

Another widely cited study from Vancouver revealed, “life expectancy at age 20 years for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men.” This was supported by a study done by Paul Cameron, Ph.D. It revealed the latest CDC report “tends to strengthen the overall finding based upon obituaries: that the lifespan of MSM [males who have sex with other men] is shortened two to three decades by AIDS and, possibly, other causes.”

However, the last study was done by a Christian psychologist who is viciously hated by the LGBT crowd. Cameron is allegedly biased by his biblical worldview, but somehow, homosexuals are not biased, blinded, and bigoted by their twisted lifestyle which they cannot defend. The Homosexual Lobby doesn’t understand that facts don’t lie, but that can’t be said about the radical left.

Most mainstream journalists like the ones in Newsweek deal in fantasy, falsehood, and fiction—not facts. They have an agenda that must be disseminated without regard for reality.

Homosexuals die about 20 years earlier than normal people because their lifestyle is really a deathstyle. The human body was not made to endure violent attacks—their use of illegal drugs; their autoerotic playtime; their bondage and sadomasochism; their fisting; ad nauseam—all shorten lives. After all, if eating fried foods will shorten your life, living the dangerous, diseased, and depraved life many homosexuals live will be more deadly than eating fried chicken.

The hit piece charged, “The former lawmaker [this writer] said it was his right as a voter to ask ‘how gay Pete is’ and if his medical records would be made public. Boys, asserting that ‘homosexuals are notoriously promiscuous,’ made a series of baseless claims and suggested Buttigieg should address them.”

It is interesting but common that Newsweek did not list any baseless claims, and they rejected my well-documented charges knowing few readers would discover their deception. And, yes, a politician must answer questions (most Democrats are sorry they did not ask about Biden’s health) but then maybe Pete has been given a No Obligation to Answer Card. That isn’t surprising since homosexuals have demanded and received numerous special rights from cowardly judges, legislators, college presidents, media personalities, and Hollywood.

And everyone, even some Conservative and even Christian websites are careful not to offend them by suggesting that perversion, like fornication, is always wrong, even wicked. The safe pitch is that each person can make his own decision about such issues and then we will all “live and let live.”

The almost universal message is to be very careful what you say about homosexuality. However, an American does not have to worry what he declares as long as it is truthful. Moreover, no one, especially a Christian, should be malicious, hateful, or even unkind.

Newsweek’s use of claims suggests that my assertion about homosexual promiscuity is not true when everyone with an I.Q. equivalent to his ring size knows it is true. It’s like saying some people claim the earth is round.

The hit piece suggested that homosexual promiscuity is dubious, so let me be clear: no honest, informed, and sane person disagrees, debates, or even sees a need to discuss the issue—homosexuals change partners as often as they change socks—almost.

A 2006 study of 2,294 homosexuals in the homosexual magazine The Advocate reported that 248 men admitted to having more than 300 sexual partners with fewer partners for the others.

The classic Bell and Weinberg study, produced with the help of the American National Institute of Mental Health, consisted of about 1100 men. That pre-AIDS report revealed that 83% of the homosexual men in their survey said it was likely they had sex with 50 or more partners in their lifetime, while 43% estimated they had sex with 500 or more partners. But it gets worse because 28% had sex with 1,000 or more partners!

Even if they are “married,” male homosexuals set aside a “night with the boys.” Of course, there are exceptions, but let’s say it all together now, “Homosexuals are notoriously promiscuous.”

The claim that homosexuality is not influenced by family or trauma was shot down by Neil E. Whitehead in the Journal of Human Sexuality: “It is simply a myth that there are no sociological data showing influence on adult sexual orientation.”

Newsweek reproduced significant points of my column, which added some much-needed juice to their article: “Purporting to cite ‘the largest study ever conducted,’ he said 23 percent of homosexuals ‘participate in golden showers.’” The writer was careless in his use of purporting. He used the wrong word because I did not purport—or claim or assert or allege to cite “the largest study ever conducted” that revealed that 23% of homosexuals “participate in golden showers.” I cited the report and received no rebuttal.

He was trying to denigrate the study without dealing with it, which is common among desperate people. The Gay Report was done by Karla Jay and Allen Young and involved 4,400 respondents. In that study, homosexuals admitted to their usual vile practices, and homosexual leaders criticized it from its publication. Critics never have revealed that the authors were “gay!”

It is much worse today. In a 2006 study of a group of “male S&M practitioners,” 47.3% admitted participation in “watersports” according to The Health Hazards of Homosexually.

Since Pete said: “I’m gay as a… I don’t know, think of something really gay, that’s how gay I am.” I want to know what he meant. No doubt some homosexuals are fairly strait-laced compared to others but just how “gay” is Pete? No one expects him to go into details, but on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most degraded, diseased, and dangerous, where is Pete?

Most people expect a national magazine to produce quality work but not this time. Newsweek’s source, the Friendly Atheist, is such an embarrassment it would make any honest reader run for a barf bag.

My article appeared on May 15, and was picked up by Joe.My.God. on the 17th, the Friendly Atheist on May 18, and was critiqued by Newsweek on May 21. Newsweek did not do any original reporting, just some ramblings from the Friendly Atheist and some of my brilliant comments. So, it was not a total loss.

The Friendly Atheist piece supports the would-be censors out there who want to eliminate bad writing. The blogger is Hemant Mehta, whose claim to fame is “selling his soul on eBay.” He titled his blog “Christian Bigot: Pete Buttigieg Can’t Be President Because Gay People Die Young.” Hemant is right in calling me a Christian but completely wrong using the B-word. Evidently, he is infected with the virus that makes leftists lash out rather than support their position. Accusations are much easier to make than answers and argumentation. Hemant probably doesn’t even know he is infected. Tragic.

Far leftists don’t seem to understand that an American can disagree with their agenda and not be a hater. Disagreement is healthy. It is good to challenge people to analyze an issue and produce their reasons for believing it. Facts are not emotional. Unstable, dishonest people often are.

He then accuses me of declaring that Pete would not be a good president, but I never suggested that. Far leftists have a difficult time reading or comprehending or telling the truth.

In response to my demand that Pete release his medical records, Hemant seems to run off the rails. He charged, “His bigotry [mine] isn’t worthy of a response, but it should be noted that Donald Trump never released his proper medical records.” However, the president is examined annually, and his medical reports are released.

Voters have an obligation to make decisions about a candidate’s total life: his family, education, associations, criminal record, politics, etc., when deciding whether to vote for him.

After many embarrassing gaffes, Hemant dug a deeper hole by writing, “The rest of the article is no better, with Boys arguing that we should know everything about Buttigieg’s sex life.” I did not write that we should know everything about Buttigieg’s sex life. As a voter, I want to know if his “gay” lifestyle will affect his effectiveness as president.

Buttigieg is in Biden’s cabinet, and will no doubt be a national candidate again so I still want to know if his lifestyle might affect his ability to serve Americans.

Hemant continued with his convoluted tirade by charging, “Boys doesn’t bring up how Donald Trump had an affair with a porn star (without protection).” Hemant failed (again) to research the facts. Had he not been so lazy or incompetent, he would have discovered many of my critical articles about Trump. I voted for him because the alternative was Horrific Hillary. Trump’s affairs were despicable, deplorable, dumb, and double dumb without protection— just as homosexual perversions are dumb and disgusting.

Finally, Hemant runs out of steam, takes a deep breath, wipes the foam from his quivering lips, and writes, “This is conservative Christian ‘logic’ for you. A gay guy in a monogamous marriage is somehow a threat to family values, but President P****grabber is somehow a man of virtue.” I wrote nothing about Pete’s “monogamous marriage,” and neither Hemant nor I know if Pete’s “marriage” is monogamous or not, although many studies do not reflect faithful monogamous homosexual “marriages.”

The national homosexual magazine, The Advocate reported in 2006 that less than half of homosexual “couples” were monogamous, a fact supported by the Male Couples Study and others.

It is a fact that homosexual “marriages” or live-in arrangements last two to three years, according to Male and Female Homosexuality, by Saghir and Robins and other studies.

Moreover, I did not refer to family values nor refer to Trump as “a man of virtue.” I doubt if Trump can spell virtue, but he at least did what he promised, something few presidents have done in a hundred years.

Is Pete traveling in the homosexual fast lane that always comes to a dead-end?

Voters have a right to know just how “gay” Pete is.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don  Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support  his work with a donation.)

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Dad, a Philosopher With a Sixth-Grade Education, Was Right About the World!      https://donboys.cstnews.com/dad-a-philosopher-with-a-sixth-grade-education-was-right-about-the-world https://donboys.cstnews.com/dad-a-philosopher-with-a-sixth-grade-education-was-right-about-the-world#respond Mon, 06 Jun 2022 22:26:06 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=3101  

My father was a successful businessman but uneducated, although very well informed with abundant common sense. He often said, “This world is crazy as a bedbug.” Bang, he hit it out of the park; he rang the bell; he was right on target. Too bad he was not a world leader.

Common sense is basic honest appraisal based on life’s experience. It is represented in the statement, “If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck, it is probably a duck.” Truth is stranger than fiction, and the following facts prove Dad was right: the world is crazy as a bedbug.

Any choice of daily news will confirm my dad’s correct assessment.

Dr. Robert Levine is a man who changed his name (but not his gender) to Rachel and was appointed by allegedly sane President Biden and allegedly sane legislators to be Assistant Secretary for Health. He/she/it said in an interview that “there is no medical debate about whether children who claim they are transgender should receive ‘gender-affirming’ care.” Say what? What a stupid statement.

Furthermore, Dr. Levine has a former wife and two children, although homosexuals have no interest in the opposite sex, so I was informed.

He will not admit taking hormones or having vital body parts chopped off by mutilating medical doctors. He also refuses to admit to having a “husband.” And he/she/it works for you.

I would love to know what my Dad’s reaction would have been to Levine’ sex change.

Pedophile is such an offensive word (for such a despicable crime as sexually abusing children) that an assistant professor at Old Dominion University says we “should refer to people who feel sexual attraction towards children as ‘Minor Attracted Persons.’” It sounds better to say, “he is a MAP” rather than saying, “He is a degenerate pedophile.”

There is no doubt what my philosopher father would call pathetic perverts who prey on helpless children, but I will not use his colorful but accurate language.

Without exploding in laughter, a congressional witness confessed that some men can get pregnant and have an abortion. Some commonsense congressmen showed admirable restraint by not falling to the floor, holding their sides in raucous laughter. They simply noted that all nuts are not on trees or in California.

Baby killers can boast of killing 62 million innocent babies since 1970 and screaming feminists yell about a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body. However, their abortion decision also ends the life of a human being with all the rights any other citizen has. What happened to the baby’s right to life? Screaming feminists declare their decision-making right but refuse to take responsibility for their decision to climb into bed with a baby producer, also known as a man in some sane circles. Neither does the man have a say in the matter even though he has equal responsibility.

Some black racists have opined that killing an unborn black baby is better than permitting a white family to make an adoption. Again, no one has asked the babies.

All Oregon public schools must have “menstrual products” in boys’ bathrooms with “instructions on using them.” The lawmakers (I have many more colorful and accurate names) sought to “affirm the right to menstrual dignity for transgender, intersex, nonbinary, and two-spirit students.”

Remember Dad’s words.

Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and assorted reverends multiply their frequent travel miles prodigiously as they pop up anywhere a buck can be made from another person’s misfortune. Usually, a person of color is shot for refusing to obey a police warning and sent on to his reward, and no one wants to discuss his criminal record, his crime, or his refusal to obey a clear warning. Still, they delight in producing a litany of admirable, amazing, and attractive (as well as absent) attributes of the deceased. His long rap sheet is concealed or denigrated, and the deceased is usually presented as a Nobel Prize winner waiting to be discovered.

Black charlatans warn us palefaces of our latent or hidden racism since we don’t join a macabre march into a fantasy world of planned police persecution. They all possess a much-deserved Ph.D. in the art of buffoonery, tomfoolery, and chicanery. These self-righteous preachers go months without doing what preachers do—preach the Good News of Christ’s sacrificial death and victorious resurrection.  They specialize in preaching Black Liberation and successfully liberating U.S. dollars from guilt-ridden corporations. Of course, they always have time to preach a high-profile funeral and take time from their schedules to do television interviews.

I am sure what my dad would call them, but I want my article to be published.

University educators with a Ph.D. (purchased from the back of a cereal box) declare that Blacks cannot be racists and all white people, being white, are automatically racists. Some black leaders say it is a crime to burn down a building to collect insurance, and you go to prison; however, if you burn down a building because someone has offended you and you are trying to make a point, you go free and are even admired by halfwits.

Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, Democrat from Los Angeles, introduced a bill to guarantee seven fundamental rights for every dog and cat in California. Such rights would be posted at every animal shelter and rescue group. Other animal rights include “a life of comfort, free of fear and anxiety; daily mental stimulation and appropriate exercise.” Oh, each animal is to have guaranteed health care. Not sure if it is Medicare or ObamaCare.

An analysis of CDC data by Dr. Meryl Nass found that vaccinated people in California and New York were three times more likely to develop COVID than those who had had prior immunity and were unvaccinated. Yet we are told we may need boosters every six months. And children who have almost no danger from COVID must go through the whole program of shots!

Isn’t child abuse still illegal everywhere?

During the Pope’s recent visit to Malta, he purposely replaced his backdrop with plastic water bottles rather than the cross of Jesus Christ. The Pope is very sensitive and didn’t want to anger Muslim migrants, but he did not consult millions of Catholics to whom he owes his plush existence as to what they thought. But then, they’re only paying the bills.

They should stop writing checks.

Prince Charles, soon to become King of Great Britain, thinks we should put a mask on all cows to affect climate change. Charles, a longtime royal fornicator, will rule Great Britain soon.  There must be a political virus infecting only world leaders like Biden, Putin, Zelenskyy, Prince Charles, Trudeau, Macron, etc. No vaccine has been developed for such a condition.

Prime Minister of Sweden admits to “Parallel Societies” in multicultural Sweden following Qur’an riots. Remember a few years ago when conservatives were ridiculed for speaking of “no-go zones” in France, Sweden, England, etc.? I wrote in Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! that European society would be overpowered by illegal and legal migrants with a different language, religion, education, and social standards. I wrote that England will no longer be England; France will no longer be France; Sweden will no longer be Sweden; and Germany will no longer be Germany.

And America will no longer be America.

Well, that time has arrived, and we are experiencing one of the most amazing shifts in civilization ever recorded.

America has been marching, almost hurtling toward a Socialist nation for decades, and informed people, including my dad, knew Socialism was the foyer to Communism. Not only is Communism evil, but it also doesn’t work. Think Cuba, Laos, Congo, and North Korea. If Communists took the Sahara Desert, they would have to import sand in five years.

Our nation is being destroyed in front of our eyes, and Americans think, “it can’t happen here” while it is happening here. If we follow the path we are traveling and beat our swords into plow shears while the descendants of Mau, Marx, Lenin, and Hitler still live, we are fools and will become dead fools.

And a dead nation.

America and the world are a farce, a fraud, and a failure because they departed from a strict standard—the Word of God. Personal feelings have become more important than profound faith in Christ.

Barna’s research thoroughly supports the conclusion that most people claiming to be Christians are totally confused. The poll reveals that “69% of American adults identify as ‘Christian,’ only six percent actually have a biblical worldview.” That amounts to 176 million people; however, what they believe is closer to an African witch doctor. Only nine percent of professing Christians hold a biblical worldview.

Even Born-Again Christians don’t believe biblical truth! “Fifty-one percent of theologically born-again Christians say that all faiths are equal. Forty percent say there is no absolute truth, and 37% say that people can earn their way to heaven by being good enough.”

Obviously, modern churches have lost their way or never knew it. The pastors of many mega-churches (and others) are hip, worldly, swearing, drinking, fornicating, publicity-driven, money motivated, and crowd-pleasing hypocrites whose church buildings would be better utilized if turned into bowling alleys.

No wonder this nation is crazy as a bedbug.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don  Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support  his work with a donation.)

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Whoever Controls the Food, Controls the World!  https://donboys.cstnews.com/whoever-controls-the-food-controls-the-world https://donboys.cstnews.com/whoever-controls-the-food-controls-the-world#respond Mon, 30 May 2022 19:53:16 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=3097 Mankind’s constant, consuming, and ceaseless primary need from the first day in Eden, has been to have enough food and water to keep his family alive. Additionally, man must have lodging, a source of income, and health care. Still, man’s biggest, most pressing, and constant need is food, including water.

And the food supply is being devastated by the ever-increasing population.

In 1906, Alfred Henry Lewis stated, “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.”  Three days without food will often turn friend against friend, neighbor against neighbor, and in some cases, relative against relative. It will also turn decent people into criminals and, in some cases, turn well-bred people into cannibals.

No stable person will go berserk after not eating for three days, but when the fear of starvation is added, panic will soon follow.

In 1798, Thomas Malthus wrote that the population expands in times of plenty until there is not enough food (and other resources) to feed the people. A relentless struggle for food causes tremendous pressure and distress in a region. Even in difficult times, the drive for “a virtuous attachment” (marriage) is so strong that the problem will worsen with additional children making any permanent improvement of the poor impossible. His basic premise was when times are good, the population increases, and the increase tends to consume resources, making it difficult for the less fortunate.

Malthusianism is in our world today, often with missionary zeal, to cut the population by prohibiting marriage, limiting family size, and even using the radical schemes of forced abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia. Even aborting handicapped babies after their birth and killing off those born without the possibility of a “quality life.”

Malthus posited that since population growth will always outrun the food supply, any improvement of humankind is impossible unless harsh limits on reproduction are imposed. He suggested late marriages and “moral restraint” (abstinence), wars, and disease would help keep a balance between the population and the food supply. Others added birth control; however, Malthus was an English preacher and did not recommend birth control.

When favorable weather produces abundant crops, the population is generally healthy and happy. They tend to keep having children in abundance. We are told the tendency toward marriage is a constant struggle and hinders any improvement in the condition of the poor. Therefore, the population increases, causing distress and pressure for additional food and other resources. Malthus considered society doomed to famine, disease, poverty, misery, and death; however, later marriages, sexual abstinence, and celibacy would help mitigate the suffering of the poor.

He lived in the mid-1700s and did not see the Industrial Revolution galloping his way from 1760 to about 1840. He did not anticipate machines run by steam, water, air, or electricity doing the work of scores of men. He also failed to see the rise of contraceptives that permitted families to have two or three children instead of five or six—or more.

Hunger, disease, and war decrease the population requiring less food; and birth control, postponement of marriage, and celibacy further help to keep the world in balance.

He thought natural causes such as accidents, old age, famine, and “vice,” including infanticide, murder, contraception, and homosexuality, could stop excessive population growth. But he didn’t have any hope of escaping massive famine.

When good times continue and the population increases, it threatens everyone; consequently, since more people live longer, the elderly, handicapped, and unproductive are “useless eaters.”

The famines in India (which happened about every ten years for decades) were necessary to keep the “excess” population in check. Officials even prohibited private charities from taking food into famine-stricken areas! The Malthusian theory also “influenced British policies in Ireland during the 1840s, in which relief measures during the Irish Potato Famine (1845-1849) were neglected, and mass starvation was seen as a natural and inevitable consequence of the island’s supposed over-population.”

Enter the Germans. In 1920, a world-shaking book was published by Germans Karl Binding and Dr. Alfred Hoche with the English title, Permission to Destroy Life Devoid of Value or Permitting the Destruction of Life Unworthy of Life. It addressed the legal relationship between suicide and euthanasia and then extended it to killing the mentally ill. The book suggested that killing a patient was justifiable when it led to other lives being saved, mainly when the patient in question was of no value to themselves or society. The book advocates killing the mentally ill or the intellectually dead, especially since such people were a drain on society.

The expression “life unworthy of life,” which appeared first in this book, was essential to Nazi ideology. The two authors, a lawyer, and a physician, were not political and were not National Socialists. They were academics dealing with a very delicate subject. Does the state have the right to kill some people for the good of many? Does the state have a right to decide when a life is not productive?

That question has not been answered, in my opinion.

Food or the lack of it is a significant issue in our time because if not enough food is available, then everything comes down. I have never seen such an emphasis on food and its potential unavailability. It is no longer only an issue for the preppies, but for everyone since everyone eats.

People are becoming more aware of their total dependence on others for that which is indispensable—food. Past generations would have been horrified of such reliance.

With the absence of food, anarchy prevails, followed by famine. Shortage of food is one thing, but the lack of food is a disaster. Paul Lee Tan gave a peasant’s description of the Russian Famine from 1932 to 1933. “We’ve eaten everything we could lay our hands on—cats, dogs, field-mice, birds. When it’s light tomorrow you will see the trees stripped of bark…And the horse manure has been eaten. Sometimes there are whole grains in it.”

Americans have little experience with food shortage on a national scale and no examples of massive starvation in our country.

No longer is a food shortage, food interruption, and food unavailability discussed only by the fringe groups, but highly placed officials and politicians are concerned. President Biden said of the food shortage, “Yes, it’s gonna be real.” Food prices are at their highest since records began 60 years ago.

That’s one time Biden got it right.

The concern is already here, and it will worsen as grocery stores run out of major items early in the day, then they will no longer have those items at all. Then, many people will go from anxious to apprehension to anarchy—the nine meals have been missed. It is one thing to be fearful of food shortages but another to have a fear of starvation, then the fact starvation.

It will get super serious as some borderline people become irresponsible. Some parents will take what they want to feed their children. The cities would become unlivable as food riots occur as otherwise decent people use force to take what they feel they need—if not deserve. Understand this is not speculation. It has always happened in all societies. As seen before, truckers would refuse to enter the rioting cities, further exacerbating the problem.

Henry Kissinger declared in The Final Days, “Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”  In a 1974 National Security Memo, he also declared, “Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the third world, because the US economy will require large and increasing amounts of minerals from abroad, especially from less developed countries.”

If you don’t think many public officials will promote plans to diminish, deplete, and destroy elements of a population to keep order (and their jobs), you live in an alternate universe. And you don’t know history.

Our Great Food Disaster has already started.

 The Great Famine was one of the great disasters of human history. The world-class disaster started when a physical chill settled on Europeans of the 14th century. The Baltic Sea froze twice, followed by unseasonably cold years of gradually shorter growing seasons that meant disaster. Rain started in 1315 and continued for 7 years, especially in the summers. Crop failures lasted through 1316 until the summer harvest in 1317.

In 1315, it rained so much, people talked of Noah’s flood. Crops failed, and people all over Europe died of starvation. People began to harvest wild edible roots, grasses, nuts, and bark in the forests. They ate their own children, and people in Poland took down hanged men from the scaffold and ate them. Food scarcity prompted prison inmates to kill new inmates and “devoured them half alive.” The time was conspicuous for severe crime levels, rampage, disease, mass death, cannibalism , and infanticide.

Almost everyone was hungry since 95% of the population consisted of peasants who had no reserve food supplies and no money to purchase if any were available for sale. During this time, people did not think or act rationally. They butchered their draft animals and ate their seed grain, guaranteeing continued famine. Many abandoned their children, yet some elderly people chose not to eat to ensure food for the young.

During this period, life expectancy was shockingly low. During the Great Famine and the Plague, it was a little under 30 years, and between 1348 and 1375, life expectancy was only 17 years! Lack of food and a deadly plague will do that to a population.

All that was area-wide, including a few nations; however, some experts tell us we are facing a world famine, first in Africa, Bangladesh, South American nations, Middle East nations, and China, then Europe and the United States.

And those populations are all headed in your direction!

Governments and do-good organizations will do something even if it is wrong. The World Economic Forum (WEF) just finished its annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, expressing concern about the world’s future because of the reliance on meat in our diets. They recommend everyone swear an oath to veganism and eat seaweed, algae, cacti, and avocado seeds. Gamblers can safely bet the farm that the billionaires in Davos did not eat algae.

God warns us in I Timothy 4:3 in the last days men would forbid the eating of meat and abstaining from marriage!

Suppose you’re stranded on a leaking lifeboat in the middle of the ocean with 5 other people. The problem is the boat will only hold 4, so two passengers must jump overboard or be thrown overboard.  One passenger is CEO of a major corporation; another is a surgeon skilled in saving helpless children; another is Stacey Abrams, pretender to the Georgia Governor’s office; another is a glib college student, and an unemployed person recently fired and now waiting for the results of a recent job application.  The boat is leaking badly. Two of you have to go. Whom do you throw overboard? I don’t think the unemployed man has to worry about his job application, nor will the college student have to worry about his student loans. Both are expendable.

The obvious point is people have different values in today’s world, but no person or board or any political entity has the authority to decide on a person’s worth.

But then, if Stacey would choose to do the manly thing and jump overboard, that would solve the theoretical problem. However, the food problem is not theoretical. And Stacey’s decision, like all her decisions, is totally irrelevant.

Today, leaders who allegedly are levelheaded, honest, informed, and concerned say starvation is ahead, first in third world nations then here.

Have you planted your garden yet?

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support  his work with a donation.)

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Texas Massacre Requires Resolute, Responsible, and Radical Reform! https://donboys.cstnews.com/texas-massacre-requires-resolute-responsible-and-radical-reform https://donboys.cstnews.com/texas-massacre-requires-resolute-responsible-and-radical-reform#respond Fri, 27 May 2022 01:35:01 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=3095  

Uvalde, Texas, is draped in dreary, black crepe as city funeral homes struggle to schedule somber funerals for 19 children and two adults. Numerous families weep at the unnecessary, useless, and almost unbelievable loss of so many children and adults.

I want to know how an unemployed school dropout got about $5,000 to purchase two “assault rifles.” Furthermore, I want to know why it took 150 law enforcement officers about an hour before anyone entered the school and took down the shooter.

According to the Washington Post, the killer had shot his grandmother in the face, then wrecked her truck near the elementary school and shot at two people near a funeral home across the street. He arrived at the school at 11:28 a.m. According to the Washington Examiner, he carried a “semi-automatic rifle and ‘encountered’ a school district security officer, but it’s not clear whether they exchanged gunfire” as he entered the unlocked school at 11:40. Entering the building, the killer shot and wounded two Uvalde police officers as they approached the building. The carnage with the children began at about 11:45. Border patrol agents arrived at 12.45, and at 1:06, the school dropout was killed.

Numerous police officers had stood outside the school for at least 40 minutes after the gunman entered the school, causing dismay and anger in many parents who asked police officials why they did not charge the classroom. According to a Facebook video recorded by a witness and verified by the Washington Post, a group of adults began yelling at officers just before noon to let them inside since the police refused to enter the school and arrest the suspected shooter.

Border Patrol agents could not enter the classroom until a staff member opened the door with a key, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press. I think there was enough gun power there to shoot down or at least knock down any door. With 150 officers there, they could have easily gained entrance to any room. But the 150 officers were seen holding down parents who wanted to charge the school, but cops told them, “We’re taking care of it.” It took an hour for police to announce a Border Patrol team had killed the killer.

At 1:06, 21 people were dead, many wounded, and the killer was blasted into eternity.

Finally, after about 40 minutes.

One would be a callous monster not to be horrified at the event; however, unprincipled politicians, as usual, use the tragedy to promote their agenda, which is not safety but control of honest people. Decent people don’t kill innocent people. Bad, evil, wicked, deranged, selfish, angry, and despondent people kill with abandon.

And people taking a huge variety of legal and illegal drugs, including cannabis.

Many vacuous, vicious, and vile young people look for 15 minutes of fame on social media. If a state publicly executed one of those youth, others might get the message: if they drive a car or purchase a gun, they are astute enough to be held accountable for their actions.

My critics will suggest it is barbarous for a state to execute a teen and even more barbarous to do so publicly. Fine, then stop complaining and live with the barbarism as we have for 20 years.

The very liberal Mother Jones magazine sponsored a gun study revealing that two-thirds of mass killings since 1980 were committed by the “mentally unstable.” When such a person kills others, a court would have to decide the degree of culpability to decide the legal path to follow.

In addition to most mass killers being mentally unstable, gun-free zones almost invite killers to make the zones the target of their dastardly deeds. A killer is not necessarily an idiot, and of course, he will seek the softest target. Get rid of gun-free zones. It would be wise for schools, churches, malls, and corporations to announce they are gun-friendly, not gun-free.

If every gun in America could be confiscated and stored in a secure location, that would help alleviate most of the problems—except for being illegal, insane, and impossible. And then they would confiscate kitchen knives, meat cleavers, tomahawks, and swords as Australia has done. However, that can never happen, and any stupid politician or group of politicians attempting such a move would cause a bloodbath.

I am weary of hearing radical leftists whine about how guns corrupt young people and are a deadly threat to everyone, especially those in schools. However, the problem is not with guns but with people. Some woke parents are horrified to see their small children playing with guns and “shooting” each other. Has the world gone insane? I grew up “shooting” other kids. I shot them with wooden guns, cap pistols, sticks, and even my finger! I never considered getting my dad’s shotgun or .38 revolver and actually shooting anyone.

Gun safety and shooting were taught by the Boy Scouts and many public schools without any known cases of shootings.

I believe the world has gone nuts. Don’t the “experts” know that girls like playing house with dolls and miniature furniture and boys like to be more aggressive and play with guns? Males are more aggressive because of their God-given nature as a protector of the family. Kids should grow up with knowledge of guns and have experience handling them.

I am weary of gutless politicians, even “conservative” Republicans, who are so uninformed or desirable of liberal approval that they cannot defend the ownership and use of guns.

Guns are protected by the Second Amendment, which is the heart of the argument. Why do politicians act as if the Second Amendment is not part of the Bill of Rights? Moreover, the Second Amendment guarantees the First Amendment.

To suggest that the Constitution refers only to an organized military organization is an abdication of reality. The “militia” of the Second Amendment was simply thousands of farmers with a gun over the fireplace. The Second Amendment is there to protect us against the tyranny of government. Our founding fathers were well aware of the government’s propensity to evolve into tyranny, and they knew a well-armed citizenry mitigated that possibility.

As knees begin to jerk all across America (left ones, of course), let me clearly say that our founding fathers knew what might someday be required: our government could eventually become so despotic that citizens must do what they did in 1775! Yes, it could be that Americans might have to defend themselves against their government, and that could only be possible if those Americans were armed! That is the reason that politicians constantly whine about guns.

Despotic government must always be fearful of alert, alarmed, and armed citizens.

Radical leftists’ ultimate goal is to control people, not guns. Guns are the excuse. And their tears and jeremiads after school shootings are pure hypocrisy since they refuse to speak of the gun violence in major Democrat-controlled cities.

Guns are not evil, and only a fool or fanatic says they are. In fact, honest citizens use guns over two and a half million times per year to protect themselves against criminals determined to do them harm. Armed citizens kill about 3000 criminals each year, while the police kill about 1000.

I have never heard a gun controller (read: confiscator) tell me what they will do about the bad guys who will continue to have their guns when supine Americans are browbeaten into surrendering theirs. Does any sane person think the criminals will register or surrender their weapons? Since the police show up after a crime, each citizen is responsible for protecting his family.

So, what do I want to see? I would enforce present laws and keep violent felons in prison. People who are rebels against society should be separated from society, and that means throwing away the key for those who are incorrigible, violent crooks.

I would also like to see more guns in the hands of honest citizens! When the bad guys realize that the good guys are armed, they will be a little slower to act out their hostility.

When a shooting took place in a Mississippi school a few years ago, the assistant principal ran to his car, grabbed his gun (good thing the gun-grabbers didn’t get there first), and stopped a massacre. He should be commended, not criticized! Every school in America should have a couple of armed teachers or staff, and they should be paid a bonus for being protectors as well as educators.

A question for the gun-grabbers: Would it not have been desirable for one or more of the teachers at the Texas school to pull their guns and drop the killer before he killed so many innocent victims? Silence!

Moreover, every school should have only one public entrance with an armed guard at the door.

All sensible people would agree that fewer deaths would be preferable, but no one says the gun-grabbers are sane, sensible people. At least, I don’t. Gun-grabbers are fallacious, frivolous, fruity, foggy, fluttery, flushed, flimflamming, flagellating, feverish, frightful, frenzied, fraudulent, and foolish fascists.

For those educated in public schools, I am saying that gun-grabbers are fools, and intelligent people will not permit failed politicians to use a gut-wrenching tragedy to promote their leftist agenda of disarming Americans resulting in serfdom.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don  Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support  his work with a donation.)

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We Can Solve the Gun Violence Problem by Banning You Won’t Believe What! https://donboys.cstnews.com/we-can-solve-the-gun-violence-problem-by-banning-you-wont-believe-what https://donboys.cstnews.com/we-can-solve-the-gun-violence-problem-by-banning-you-wont-believe-what#respond Wed, 18 May 2022 21:21:49 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=3091  

Violence is out of control in most cities, especially Democrat-controlled cities, and much of the violence is unexpected, unexplained, and usually unprosecuted. The shootings are typically done by adolescents, yet not one has been executed since it would be too traumatic for the public to see a trembling, weeping teen executed.

I would also be horrified to see a young person walk “the last mile” to the death room. He sobs, he shouts, he’s sorry, but he dies; and his deserved death could save thousands of innocent lives if a nation’s impressionable young people realize that they would forfeit their lives if they kill.  Society is not ready or willing to have young people executed since that isn’t civilized; however, they are willing to continue permitting innocent people to be slaughtered in the name of civility.

And permit killers to grow old on death row.

Something must be done, and I have a partial answer. First, I must place my tongue firmly in cheek and then proceed with my solution to gun violence in America. While frivolous, it makes as much sense as our present policy.

It appears school leaders, church officials, prosecutors, police, and other officials have lost all common sense, or everyone is on drugs. Or maybe we now have a generation of uncaring adolescents reared by unprincipled parents, educated by unknowledgeable teachers, and impressed by unregulated social media to fulfill an elusive, temporary fame that will destroy them and our nation.

It seems everyone is pretending to stop gun violence without making the difficult decisions to solve or ameliorate the problem.

My solution makes as much sense as the current practice.

A 7-year-old student had the gall to use a pencil as a pretend gun, but a courageous school official quickly dealt with the threat by suspending the culprit. Another student was suspended for “shooting” fellow students with a pretend bow and arrow. Hey, those pretend bows can be dangerous.

Are you getting the point? Certified nuts are in places of authority.

In another dangerous incident, a first-grade teacher was suspended for “shooting” his students during recess. Still, another student was suspended for a year for pretending to throw a hand grenade—an explosive situation. That was a pretend grenade. The local sheriff was involved a couple of times, but no one went to jail.

No surprise that our cities are in trouble.

Anarchy reigns in America’s schools, and something, anything must be done to stop the pretend violence. Still, it is encouraging to know that we have such stalwart, aware, and dedicated school personnel to “nip it in the bud” before it worsens.

If school personnel can’t or won’t take charge, the local constabularies will handle it with their handcuffs, nightsticks, or whatever to put down the danger.

It’s getting worse and more dangerous. Two 6-year-old students in Maryland were suspended for pretending to throw rocks at each other on the playground. Children start by pretending to throw rocks, but tomorrow they will throw them. It’s about time we got serious right here in River City about the violence that rocks (especially “assault” rocks) play in our society, and we must act now for the children’s sake.

It may be rocks today, but tomorrow it will be pretending to shoot with a pencil or hand. Then, who knows? A kid may come to school with a make-believe bazooka.

I walked out of our post office and saw a nine or ten-year-old boy sitting alone in the front seat of a truck. As I walked by him, I raised my right hand and “shot” him, and he fell over “dead.” I suppose I could have been arrested, and many would say I should have been arrested. I suppose I am too thoughtless and careless about the violence in America.

If we are really serious about protecting people from violence, we should ban all guns, knives, hammers, clubs (far more people were killed last year with hammers and clubs than with assault rifles), frozen meat, bats, bras (since one man killed his wife with her bra), and rocks. Especially rocks. I even have a rock patio and rock garden, so I may be part of the problem.

Rocks are really dangerous since they are so plentiful and easily attained. It is good that schools make a pretend rock-throwing action unlawful. Stop the madness now with a ban on all rocks, even pretend rocks. To quote Mayberry’s famous philosopher Barney Fife, “Nip it in the bud.”

Let’s not play around with this issue when lives are in the balance. Get serious and eventually ban all rocks in all places, weights, and sizes. If we save even one life, it will be worthwhile. I know the conservative bleating hearts will scream, but they are mean, mad, and malicious people. Who cares what they think? They spend all their time clinging to their rocks as they read their King James Bible, so who cares about them? They drive around town in their pickup trucks with a huge load of rocks in the back. What does an honest person need with all those dangerous rocks?

All sane people know rocks are evil. Children, especially boys, tend to throw rocks at other children, birds, cats, and innocent animals. Rocks are evil and must be illegal, and even pictures of rocks should be unlawful. There’s a place near Chattanooga called Rock City, and people actually pay an entrance fee to see and support rocks.

Scandalous!

Maybe not today, but soon, America will be rock-less except for the police, FBI, CIA, FEMA, IRS, BATF, military, security guards, celebrity bodyguards, senators, etc. Only the elite need rocks. For those fanatics who declare their right to have rocks, we can shame them into silence. Make them feel like criminals for having rocks. Put them on the defense; after all, only a fool says there is a natural right to have a rock. Many say they not only have a right to have a rock for self-defense or to kill dangerous critters, but they have a right to have a rock because they like rocks.

What normal person actually likes rocks? There are actually rock collectors out there.

It may be difficult to ban all rocks since the National Rock Association (NRA) is such a powerful and heartless organization, and all the rednecks belong to it. The NRA is getting rich from fees by selling memberships, coffee mugs, sweatshirts, etc. So, we may have to ban the biggest rocks and eventually ban smaller rocks when another tragedy happens. You know, “don’t let a crisis go to waste.” We must take advantage of every situation to finally take every rock away from every American. You know, a totally rock-less America.

For a while, we will require a license of all rock owners and have to settle for incrementally taking the rocks. We can charge large fees for their license; the bigger the rock, the bigger the fee. This will also give us a list of all rock owners and their locations. You know what happens next—confiscation. Why require a license if you don’t plan to pick up all rocks?

Arrest any person seen with a rock unless he has a permit to carry it until we can make it illegal to have a rock for any reason. Even with a license, the size and shape of the rock should be restricted. Some rocks are more dangerous than others. I remind the heathen out there that young David killed a giant of a man with a smooth rock, but David had a total of five rocks. It should have been illegal to have an excessive number of rocks. That is overkill. The law must stipulate that no licensed person can have more than one rock in his possession at any time. After all, why does a person need more than one rock? Such people are obviously up to no good, and innocent lives are at stake.

Rocks should be registered for size, weight, color, and sharp edges and kept under lock and key by rock owners. Of course, no felon or mentally unstable person should be permitted to possess dangerous rocks, but then no politician could legally have rocks. (Of course, politicians are accused of having rocks in the upper portion of their anatomy!) Not sure how small or large a prohibited rock should be, but we’ll leave that small detail to the regulators. Surely, we can trust them to be reasonable. Or a better idea is to put the Vice President in charge of all defense laws if we can tear her away from the border.

Until we can pass laws banning all rocks, we should close all Rock Throwing Ranges where the sole purpose is to become more proficient in rock throwing.  After all, such activities are dangerous and will destroy a neighborhood. Moreover, none of those ranges did an environmental impact study before they were built, so we can close them down without new laws! We should use any pretext to destroy the whole rock business—for the children, of course.

Rock fanatics will resist these common-sense suggestions and speak of never, never, never giving up their rock until it is pried from their cold, stiff fingers. Well, we can arrange that, can’t we!

There is little doubt that the first murder in history was perpetrated by a rock; let’s go to the root of the problem—ban all rocks!

And we might start our crusade with a rock buy-back program.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don  Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support  his work with a donation.)

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Did Russia Invade Ukraine to Defend the Independence of Breakaway Donbas?   https://donboys.cstnews.com/did-russia-invade-ukraine-to-defend-the-independence-of-breakaway-donbas https://donboys.cstnews.com/did-russia-invade-ukraine-to-defend-the-independence-of-breakaway-donbas#respond Tue, 10 May 2022 14:37:52 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=3087  

Russia looms large in every person’s future if one believes in biblical eschatology; however, apart from that, Russia is a major player on the world stage. As I write, Russia’s President Putin is waging a limited war in Ukraine, one of their border nations—with limited success.

There is vast speculation that Putin is dying, and Ukraine could be his last statement for biographers and historians. If the speculation is valid, there are horrendous possibilities for the world if he loses control of his mental faculties.

Some legitimate, sophisticated powerbrokers and media personalities, even top Russian diplomats, suggest WWIII is in the making! Moreover, Putin has taken many military losses and suffered major embarrassments, so no one can predict what a wounded bear might do, even if a terminal illness is not a factor.

As a military know-nothing, I wonder why he did not simply push a few buttons and take out very specific Ukrainian targets and force Ukraine to its knees—with surgical strikes. However, maybe Putin sent troops into Ukraine to support and defend Donbas from a vicious attack by some Nazis and the Ukrainian Government. Ukraine has been bombing the eastern Ukraine region to force them back into the fold.

However, the Russian-speaking citizens of Donbas don’t want “shotgun” reconciliation, and Russia has recognized their independence for multiple reasons; not all are altruistic.

Russia is one of the most important nations in the world. It is the largest nation in land size, covering one-eighth of the earth. It has more than 120 ethnic groups speaking about 100 languages. Moreover, it has vast reserves of oil, gas, and precious metals. It is a major producer of cobalt, aluminum, coal, chrome, copper, steel, gold, lead, manganese, nickel, platinum, vanadium, tungsten, and zinc.

Russia produces about one-fifth of the world’s oil supply and about one-fourth of natural gas.  A vast and intricate pipeline system links their production sites to all parts of the country, nearby former Soviet republics and many European countries. As much as 40% of Europe’s natural gas is supplied by Russia; therefore, Putin could cut off the heat at any moment. And did so recently to two NATO nations, Poland and Bulgaria, as I was writing this piece.

That is why many analysts suggest Putin has a heavy hammer over former Soviet Republics and other nations. Summer is here now, but winter is in their future.

Russia is bounded by fourteen nations but sixteen if Russians do the counting! Russia recognizes two breakaway Georgia states, although Georgia still considers them home folks. Some of Russia’s neighbors are vastly important in the geopolitical world, such as North Korea, China, Norway, Ukraine, Finland. The latter two nations made it clear that they want to join NATO!

Such a possibility keeps Putin awake at night and gives him perpetual heartburn. Following WWII, the Soviets were gobbling up weaker European nations, so NATO was formed in 1949 to protect western Europe against a Soviet attack.  Each of the original 12-member countries agreed that an attack on one aligned nation would be considered an attack on all. However, in 1991 the United Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was dissolved, yet NATO expanded to 30 members, which caused great growling by the Russian Bear. Why expand NATO if the threat (the USSR) is deleted or diminished or dead?

America has long forgotten the warning to be wary of entangling foreign alliances. It is time for Americans to stop fostering, fighting and funding European, Middle Eastern, and Asiatic wars. America’s first responsibility is to Americans, not any other group. After all, there are plenty of nations in those areas to defend and protect weaker countries threatened by belligerent strongmen.

Even if one is convinced America is morally and legally responsible for financing and fighting European wars, no one will argue that Americans should do most of the fighting and funding. All decisions America faces must be with the thought of what is best for America, and each national leader should take the same position about their own nation.

U.S. Secretary of State James Baker promised Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO would not expand “one inch” toward the eastern European turf, but that promise was broken. If Ukraine, Finland, and Sweden become members of NATO as planned, U.S. weapons will be installed as they are now in Poland and Romania.

Putin publicly dismissed Ukraine’s right to operate as a sovereign nation without ties to Russia since “modern Ukraine was completely created by Russia.” He considers his invasion of Ukraine to be the swatting on the rear of an erring, disobedient child.

Putin is queasy about the U.S.100 nuclear weapons stored at NATO bases in Italy, Germany, Turkey, Belgium, and the Netherlands. He fears the nuclear weapons in NATO countries much closer to Russia even more. As he should. Thus, he is concerned about Finland, Sweden, and Ukraine joining NATO which would put nuclear weapons on his doorstep.

Furthermore, Putin and the Russians don’t want to live next to nations with U.S. missiles pointed toward Moscow and St. Petersburg. While I have no desire to defend a vicious, totalitarian regime, I must be consistent. We would be indignant if potent weapons were installed along the Mexican or Canadian borders. A sovereign nation has a right to defend itself, and no sane person says, “Yes, but Americans are the good guys and Russians are the bad guys, so the rules don’t apply.”

Soon, it is expected that the next bases to be built by the U.S. in Poland will be mobile, not permanent. In just a few hours, they would be able to detect and knock down incoming missiles from anywhere in Poland. The Poles already have at least two Patriot missile defense systems to deter any Russian threat and increase Poland’s security. Putin is concerned that the defensive weapons might become offensive. Additionally, the defensive missiles in NATO nations remove most of the sting from Putin’s threats.

Poland is a NATO member, so the U.S. had a right to supply them with defensive weapons that could knock out any incoming Russian missiles. Therefore, Putin (or a successor) cannot blackmail Poland or other NATO members since those U.S. missiles protect them from such threats.

We are told that we could send Patriot missile batteries to Ukraine since they are defensive; however, that would not be permissible since American troops would have to operate them, crossing Putin’s red line. Putin is a despicable, dangerous, and devious enemy, but he is the legitimate president of Russia, and he must do whatever is necessary to protect his interests.

Americans lose credibility and a reputation for honesty when they pretend the nation’s size gives special privileges over smaller and distant countries. The smallest nation is as sovereign as Russia, China, or America; however, these three have been involved in regime change, spying, espionage, outright invasion, and even running troubled nations.

It must be remembered by Europe and America that Russia has one of the largest militaries in the world and 6,000 nuclear weapons—the world’s largest. Who knows what a humiliated, hated, and hopeless Putin may do as he leaves the world in his last hurrah?  Moreover, it costs him nothing to threaten nuclear war and everything if he is stupid, senile, or sick enough to push the button.

While it is not normal for a totalitarian to be right occasionally, it does happen. No sane person will defend Putin’s prosecution of the war even if he has some authentic reasons for his war—but there is no justification for how he is running it. Eastern Ukraine (Russian speaking) consists of two provinces called the Donbas that voted to separate from Ukraine in 2014 and sought recognition and help from Russia next door. The people of the Donbas legally separated from the Ukrainian government and appealed to Russia for protection.

Russia recognized them as legitimate and began supporting them, resulting in the Donbas War raging since 2014 with numerous civilian deaths in Eastern Ukraine.

The Ukrainian officials and oligarchs in Kyiv don’t want to lose part of their nation, so they have resisted the area’s independence since the 2014 vote. The most vociferance Ukrainians against the separation are the Azov Brigade consisting of some Nazis. In March 2015, Andriy Diachenko, a spokesman for the violent Nazis, admitted to USA Today in the March 10, 2015 issue that “10% to 20% of the group’s members are Nazis.” The group, now consisting of an estimated 2,500 members, formed in May of 2014 as a paramilitary militia and fought the Russians until they were legally made part of the National Guard in November 2014.

World citizens are divided over the eight-year Donbas War, taking sides with Russia or Ukraine. Taking sides in this war is like being forced to choose between being hanged or shot—either way, you are dead. There are no good guys in this war, only bad and badder.

Here are some questions people need to ask as they decide what position to take on the Russian invasion.  Is every nation sovereign and accountable for making decisions in their own interests? Did the Donbas area of Ukraine have a right to break away as an independent nation? Do other countries have a right to decide whether to accept or reject the Donbas decision? Do other nations have a right to take a side in that war? Do a few hundred Nazis’ support of the Ukrainian government affect their official position, good or bad?

Furthermore, do Finland, Sweden, and Ukraine have a right to seek NATO membership? If membership is granted, do those governments have a right to permit U.S. weapons on their borders with Russia? Does Russia have a right to be concerned and not be willing to live with weapons in a neighboring nation? If America has a right, even a responsibility, to not permit weapons at our borders, why can’t Russia?  While a nation can make its own decisions, how could the governments of Finland and Sweden (traditionally neutral nations) choose NATO membership knowing Russian missiles would be eventually installed on their borders and destabilize the nuclear-free area?

Is there a way out for Ukraine and Russia? If war continues, the Russians will turn on Putin since they are already hurting after the Russian Central Bank more than doubled interest rates to 20%, and the ruble has plummeted, losing almost a quarter of its value. Russians are hurting, and while Putin is an authoritarian, he is a politician, and his rule must result in a reasonably good life for his people.

Furthermore, Ukraine is being pocked with destroyed cities—and probably the U.S. will be expected to rebuild them—over my dead body. I suggest Zelenskyy call Putin and agree that Ukraine will not pursue NATO membership, and the Donbas is free to climb into bed with whomever it wants. With that, the war ends. If Putin sees it all going down the drain, he may use small tactical nuclear weapons to force a Ukrainian capitulation rather than a giant strategic weapon, which would pose a global threat.

People who think Ukraine has any chance of defeating Russia also believe the 2020 elections were fair, the Democrats are not fearful of losing this November, Hunter Biden will never wear stripes and make license plates, think radical politicians are really honest and sincere, and Stacey Abrams is governor of Georgia.

While each American can choose sides about the war in Ukraine, we should stay out of it as a nation, including Nancy Pelosi, who basically promised the Ukrainians the U.S. would support them until the death of the last Ukrainian!

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don  Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support  his work with a donation.)

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Jesse and Frank James Were Trained in Their Home to be Rebels, Robbers, and Rascals! https://donboys.cstnews.com/jesse-and-frank-james-were-trained-in-their-home-to-be-rebels-robbers-and-rascals https://donboys.cstnews.com/jesse-and-frank-james-were-trained-in-their-home-to-be-rebels-robbers-and-rascals#respond Mon, 02 May 2022 15:06:46 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=3079 There is no doubt to anyone with a cursory knowledge of history that life on the Kansas-Missouri border in pre-Civil War days was unlike any other time and place. Neither the North nor the South can boast of any high-level commitment to acceptable peacetime or wartime behavior. It was a tiring, troubling, and terrifying time, especially at this border area.

And it got worse, much worse.

Abundant evidence proves the James and Younger boys were horribly mistreated by many government officials, but mistreatment does not justify thievery and murder.

As the war was winding down, radical Unionists rammed through the Missouri legislature a new constitution that prohibited former Confederates and sympathizers from voting, serving on juries, holding public office, preaching the gospel, etc. That was throwing gasoline on a house fire. Such action was why Time-Life Books declared, “Jesse James (partly) turned to crime as a means of exacting revenge on all things Yankee.”

I found plenty of candidates in assessing blame for the banditry, butchering, and bushwhacking by the James boys. For sure, corrupt government officials, crooked local politicians, and evil relatives were vicious and illegal. Still, Frank and Jesse James became killers because they were raised that way in their “Christian” home!

The James family cannot be faulted for their genes or place in society since Jesse’s ancestors were blue bloods, having arrived early in the Jamestown Colony. Later they fought in the War for Independence, and some were in high political positions. Jesse’s father was a highly respected educator and pastor and provided the family with a good living from the farm and preaching engagements.

In The Rise and Fall of Jesse James, Robertus Love wrote that both the James boys were “schooled deeply in the old-fashioned religion,” and the family attended church regularly. Not remarkable since Dad was the pastor. Moreover, it cannot be argued that Pastor James was a “modernist” or doubter of the validity of Scripture. Furthermore, every indication is he was a good example for his family.

Pastor James loved people and wanted their betterment, as indicated in his being a founder of the William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, and planter of various area churches. Some would add that he left the comforts of home to reach people in a westward wagon train and the California goldfields; a decision that cost him his life. I question his motives (which is always dangerous) for going to California.

Pastor James probably went to the gold fields to get away from an overpowering, oppressive, and obnoxious wife— Zerelda, known as Zee! Yes, even Baptists can have such problems, and leaving for the gold fields is never a wise move. Zee, who stood six feet tall, was known as a hard-working, strong-willed farm woman.

I have no problem with that, but the records indicate she was an arrogant, assertive, asinine wench. I do have problems with that as her husband did.

Children need parents to love them, lift them, limit them, lead them, and laugh with them. Robert left that for his wife to do. She failed.

The couple dated during Roberts’ college days, but by the time school ended in the spring of 1841, they were not speaking. It seems Zee was so outspoken that it shocked everyone.  In those days, there was a strong belief that a woman should be silent and not express her views, which was stupid; however, evidently, Zee was outspoken and obnoxious, although orthodox. Robert finally decided he could live with her assertive behavior, and maybe he could change her.

He learned it is not wise to marry with the expectation of changing your spouse.

I believe the historians have missed family and church records that strongly suggest that Frank and Jesse James were made rebels at the family farm by an intimidated (and absent) father and an indulgent (and angry) mother. Such mitigating circumstances are no excuse for rebellion and banditry.

Frank and Jesse watched their father flee the safety, security, if not sanctity of his home when they were 7 and 3 years old, although the record does not reveal major home problems. However, the pastor who preached Jesse’s funeral at First Baptist at Liberty, Rev. J. M. P. Martin, provided convincing evidence of major family problems.

After Robert James left home for the gold fields, Zee married a local dude who tried to discipline the children but was resisted by her. He left her when he realized the total mess of the family and was killed soon thereafter. Zee then married a local doctor, Archie Samuels.

Pastor Martin declared Zee James’ character was “so shady that her husband, himself a Baptist minister, had to leave her and that neighborhood and sought surroundings more compatible with his ministerial work in California. Mrs. James married a man named Samuels who lacked any force of character and was simply a chore boy about his wife’s place. Mrs. Samuels upheld her sons in their work and was, indeed, able to secure almost anything at her bidding under threat of having her much feared sons set upon her enemies.”

According to the pastor, Zerelda was “shady,” and her husband “had to leave her,” but that is not true. He was not forced to leave; he had promised to leave his father and his mother and “cleave unto his wife,” becoming one flesh.  Pastor James did not cleave, but he did leave an oppressive wife under convincing cover of “preaching to the lost miners.”

Pastor Martin referred to Dr. Samuels as lacking “any force of character” and was an appendage to the family. We know from other sources that Dr. Samuels did not believe in the physical discipline of children. Moreover, this is one major problem Zee had with her second husband: “lack of affection for them and his use of corporal punishment, which Zerelda did not approve of, resulted in the failure of the marriage.” He quickly analyzed the family, took off, and had a fatal interaction with a horse.

Children growing up in a home without discipline are like animals in a corral.

Zee was quick to defend her boys from any criticism at the drop of a bonnet and conducted a personal public relations campaign about how the James-Younger Gang were Robin Hood figures taking from the haves (rich Yankees) and giving to the have nots (poor Southerners).

Martin declares Zee was known to use her notoriety to force her way on others. He reveals how she boarded a train in Kearney to St. Joseph and refused to pay the fare. When the conductor insisted, Mrs. James revealed “her maternal relations with the James boys and threatened to have him shot to pieces if he refused her free passage.”

Mrs. James (now Samuels) made Jesse’s funeral arrangements without consulting those involved with the funeral. A person needing a funeral will always ask the pastor if he is willing to preach the funeral in his church and decide on the day and time of the service. Not her. She informed the pastor when the funeral would take place only “a few hours before the time she had set for the obsequies.”  The young pastor was inclined to disavow any funeral at his church since he was “not accustomed to having his pastoral work dictated by those who were not even members of his flock.”  His church members convinced him to go along with her.

When First Baptist of St. Joseph refused to have Jesse’s funeral, Pastor Martin of First Baptist in Kearney agreed to do so at the request of Jesse’s mother. The Weekly Gazette reported “more than 350 packed the church and the preacher refused to mention Jesse’s name. He read from Job 14:1 ‘Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.’ He called on those present to repent, and they sang What a Friend I (sic) Have in Jesus.

The casket was taken to the Samuels’ farm and placed in a bedroom where Jesse’s stepbrother John Samuels lay wounded in bed.

The St. Louis Globe-Democrat reported that Zee said, “Johnny, my boy, look upon your sainted brother Jesse, your murdered brother Jesse. Look upon him, and then look upon your poor broken-hearted, shattered mother. He is dead. They have killed him, your poor brother Jesse. He is in heaven. He has gone to God, and God will judge him. He is taken from me, and I have no one now to lean upon. Johnny, live for your mother – your poor, heartbroken mother.”

The coffin was then carried outside and placed on some chairs in the yard. Zee approached the coffin and wailed, “My heart is broken, my heart is broken, broken, broken. Oh, my heart is broken. They have killed my sainted son.”

Jesse’s mother didn’t understand that Jesse, not she, was the main attraction that day, but she had to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral. She wailed loudly, “My heart is broken, my heart is broken, broken, broken. Oh, my heart is broken. They have killed my sainted son.”

When visitors stopped at the farm to see his grave, Zee charged them 25 cents and sold rocks from his grave. Since there were only a few rocks on and near the grave, she replenished them from a nearby river. For an additional fee, she gave paid tours of the farm, a practice Frank continued in his final years.

One cannot be positive but after viewing the evidence, I am convinced the whole family was a victim of a wild, willful, and wicked time and location. However, others lived under the same circumstances and had a normal life. The James boys had the added problem of a self-centered, egotistical mother and a subdued, then absent father, and were unwilling to swim against the tide.

And went over the falls as many families are doing today.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support  his work with a donation.)

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Did Jesse James Pastor a Baptist Church While Robbing the Rich and Giving to the Poor? https://donboys.cstnews.com/did-jesse-james-pastor-a-baptist-church-while-robbing-the-rich-and-giving-to-the-poor https://donboys.cstnews.com/did-jesse-james-pastor-a-baptist-church-while-robbing-the-rich-and-giving-to-the-poor#respond Tue, 26 Apr 2022 00:38:23 +0000 http://donboys.cstnews.com/?p=3077 Jesse James was a member of a Baptist Church, but he was never a Christian, nor was he a gun-slinging Robin Hood who robbed rich northern banks and trains giving the money to poor southerners living along the Kansas-Missouri border. He and his elder brother Frank were low-down thieves and killers of numerous men.

While Jesse was a member of a Baptist Church, he never experienced the New Birth, and he has been followed by other Baptists up to our day who were deceitful, devious, and despicable people.  Modern Baptists were often wicked and bigger thieves than Jesse, but they are still famous heroes of industry, education, public service, and the ministry.

But they never wore masks and carried handguns. I can think of a few rather quickly:

Some Baptists that swiftly come to mind are oil tycoon J. D. Rockefeller, Modernist preacher Harry Emerson Fosdick, President Harry Truman (Democrat who was as clean as a hound’s tooth), and President Warren G. Harding (Republican who lived like a hound dog). Harding had a 15-year sordid affair and paid hush money to his mistress following his election to the presidency.

Other Baptists were Harry Longabaugh (the Sundance Kid), an outlaw and member of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch; corrupt Democrat Congressman Adam Clayton Powell (and pastor of a large Baptist Church in Harlem); adulterer and shake-down artist Jesse Jackson; Al Gore; Bill Clinton; Jimmy Carter; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Ralph Abernathy; and others. No need to comment on the last five named.

Even if Jesse had been a “Robin Hood,” it would not be commendable or mitigate his guilt. The mythical Robin was still a thief, and it is never right to do wrong to do right, and principled poor people would never accept stolen money.

In 1866, at 19, Jesse joined Mount Olive Baptist Church in Centerville, Missouri, with both names changed to First Baptist Church of Kearney, Missouri in 1872. As it appears in the church minutes of November 1867, his name was spelled Jessie. After his last name, the word excluded was added two years later, apparently at his request.

The evidence indicates Jesse was a church member in good standing when he led his James-Younger Gang to rob the Clay County Saving Association Bank in Liberty, a town about ten miles away, on February 13, 1866. Ten miles seems awfully close to home to rob a bank, but thieves don’t qualify for membership in Mensa (I.Q. requirement of 132). The gang made off with more than $60,000 in cash and bonds, more than a million dollars in today’s dollars. Tragically, an innocent boy was killed during their escape.

When the church members heard the next day that one of their members was moonlighting as a bank robber, they knew the Bible and church charter required Jesse to be confronted, followed by his remorse, repentance, and restitution. If he refused, he would have to be removed. The church minutes indicated they were fearful Jesse would burn down the church. The two appointed men never found time to visit Jesse with a Matthew 18 confrontation. However, they were armed with a Bible passage, and Jesse was armed with two Smith & Wesson .45 revolvers.

At the next business meeting, it was revealed that Jesse had not been confronted, and he showed up late for that meeting. He did not want to cause any embarrassment to the church and requested his name be removed from the roll, and the church obliged.

I assume he did not tithe on the loot.

In a church business meeting in 1869, the minutes reveal that the church sent two men to “visit Bro. Jessy [sic] James and ascertain his reasons for wishing his name withdrawn from our church book.” The men were instructed to report the results at the following business meeting, at which Jesse was removed as a church member. The motion was passed with no knowledge of any vote count or discussion.

The church was right and resolute, if not rash, in removing Jesse from the church membership; however, it was an explosive matter, so most people would advise them not to hurry.

Jesse James’ church cannot be faulted for its dealings with him. They did not defend him, nor did they consider him a hero or Robin Hood. Their present pastor takes the same position today.

First Baptist Church had done the honorable and scriptural thing and removed a member who did not live up to his profession. The church action was not one of anger, vindictiveness, or self-righteousness but an act of love. Had Jesse confessed his sins and faced justice, he would have been forgiven and continued in the church fellowship.

And died peacefully in bed rather than being shot in the head.

This is one of the major failures of most churches today: the refusal to deal with hypocrites who refuse to live as they agreed to live when joining the church. Many Roman Catholic Democrats are another excellent example of people who profess one thing and live another. Every politician in Washington should be removed from church membership if they refuse to follow the teaching they agreed to follow when joining their church.

Think, abortion.

And homosexuality.

And transgenderism.

It is outrageous to think Jesse and Frank could attend church on Sunday and rob the Liberty bank on Monday without spiritual repercussions. First Baptist of Kearney is to be commended for its willingness to do the right thing.

Pastor Harris of First Baptist in St. Joseph, where Jesse was killed, refused to host his funeral. Even so, Rev. J. M. P. Martin, pastor of First Baptist in Kearney (that had expelled Jesse), agreed to do so at the request of Jesse’s mother, a former member and Sunday School teacher.

As reported in the June 11, 1882, edition of the New Orleans Daily Picayune, Pastor Harris said, “Jesse James was not a member of any Baptist church [at the time], Baptists did not weep at his funeral, and a Baptist minister did not eulogize him.” Pastor Harris of First Baptist, St. Joseph, was taking the heat from unfair, uninformed, and untruthful Baptist critics.  Jesse was buried in the church cemetery after his original burial on his family farm, where his mother gave guided tours to paying customers.

My research indicates that Frank and Jesse, along with the Younger Brothers and other members, were doubtlessly killers and thieves. That is also true of Quantrill’s Raiders and “Bloody” Bill Anderson. However, some declare they were patriots who refused to recognize Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, choosing to carry on a guerrilla war against the Union. Their robberies were to finance an uprising of the Confederacy. That theory is as outrageous as the Robin Hood myth.

Cole Younger admitted in his autobiography that his brothers, Jim and Bob, sang in a church choir in 1870 and 1871. After 25 years in prison for a Minnesota bank robbery, Cole was paroled in 1901. During a hot August night at an evangelistic meeting, Cole kissed his niece on the cheek, raised himself from his chair, and walked down the church aisle while the choir sang the famous hymn Just as I Am, Without One Plea But that Thy Blood Was Shed for Me.

Cole Younger hit the sawdust trail on the 50th anniversary of Quantrill’s raid in Lawrence, Kansas, and spent the next 13 years telling people about Christ’s saving and forgiving power.

The ridiculous theory of the gangsters being patriots instead of thieves was woven out of whole cloth. But it gets even weirder as Jesse and Frank are said to have been dedicated church members, with Frank teaching a Sunday School class and Jesse even serving as pastor under an assumed name! With everyone in the county knowing who he was.

A highly qualified author and acquaintance of mine Dr. Edward DeVries took the above view in the January/February 2020 Barnes Review article. He even declares that Quantrill and “Bloody” Bill Anderson were “born again Christians.” Of course, all Christians are born again.

DeVries declares, “At different times, Jesse would pastor the New Hope Baptist, Providence Baptist and Pisgah Baptist churches that had been pastored by his father before him. He would also pastor the Samuel’s Depot Baptist Church in Kentucky and, for a time, even fill the pulpit for a Methodist church.”

Extraordinary charges require extensive evidence that the author does not give; however, it must be understood that Dr. DeVries had preached and spoken in the three Missouri churches. Moreover, his honesty and ability are without question, in my opinion.

Like many modern Baptists, Frank and Jesse were not held down long enough at their baptism, as I humorously say. The issue is not baptism but belief in a resurrected Christ.

Frank, Jesse, and their family discovered too late that it is better to have never been born than not to have been born again.

(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support  his work with a donation.)

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