Is Neil Gorsuch A Secret Liberal? I Report – You Decide

Ever since I read about Donald Trump’s pick for the SCOTUS appointment, I have had a sense of foreboding about the man – Neil Gorsuch.  Gorsuch is being presented to us as another Antonin Scalia; a solid Constitutionalist Conservative.

I doubt that.

I am a solid Conservative woman.   I would not attend a church which accepted same sex marriage as “normal” and has performed same sex unions since the 1980’s and same sex marriages since the SCOTUS decision. I would also never attend a church which hates Israel (All Episcopal churches are united on this).  It would just not even cross my mind to enter such a place.

But Neil Gorsuch attends an ultra liberal church in Colorado, and his pastor is a woman.

From thehill.com

Is Gorsuch a secret liberal? Trump, GOP have reason to wonder.

Justice Harold Burton recalled from a 1957 meeting with President Eisenhower that the president said his two biggest mistakes were sitting on the Supreme Court: Justices Earl Warren and William Brennan. Both were Republicans.

Warren was the governor of California who participated in the detention of Japanese Americans during World War II. Brennan was appointed to New Jersey Supreme Court by Republican Governor Alfred Driscoll. Brennan was not a liberal on New Jersey’s highest court.

Justice David Souter, appointed by George H.W. Bush and Harry Blackmun appointed by President Nixon, turned out to be liberals. Byron White, appointed by John F. Kennedy, turned out to be much more conservative than expected.

The first point is that once on the Supreme Court, justices can go on their own path. The second point is that judges with slim records, like Judge Gorsuch, are not easy to predict.

Liberal Signs

Gorsuch lives in the ultra-liberal college town of Boulder, Colorado. He also teaches at the University of Colorado’s law school, also a progressive bastion, and is supported in his quest for the Supreme Court by most of the faculty and students there.

Gorsuch is also a member of the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boulder. The Episcopal Church has embraced very liberal positions on a variety of issues, including performing same-sex commitment ceremonies since the 1980s and eventually same-sex marriages. At church, he often hears a very liberal point of view.

Mike Orr, a spokesman for the Episcopal Church in Colorado, described Gorsuch’s church, as a congregation that “does a lot of social justice and advocacy.” He said, “It’s a healthy and vibrant congregation. It’s very diverse in its congregants as well as its ministry.”

The first word that St. John’s uses to describe itself on its website and Facebook page is “inclusive,” and the church is led by a female rector. On its website, the church encourages members to write letters to Congress asking that they combat climate change.

Cases and Decisions

Judge Gorsuch sided with an Albuquerque middle schooler who was strip-searched by his school, dissenting while his colleagues ruled that the school, police officer and other employees were immune from lawsuits. Judge Gorsuch cited in a brief, colorful dissent, “Oliver Twist,” in which a judge admonishes Mr. Micawber that the law thinks a man should control his wife. In the novel, Micawber responds: “If the law thinks that, then the law is a ass, a idiot.”

Gorsuch concluded:

“Often enough the law can be ‘a ass — a idiot,’ Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist 520 (Dodd, Mead & Co. 1941) (1838) — and there is little we judges can do about it, for it is (or should be) emphatically our job to apply, not rewrite, the law enacted by the people’s representatives. Indeed, a judge who likes every result he reaches is very likely a bad judge, reaching for results he prefers rather than those the law compels.

“So it is I admire my colleagues today, for no doubt they reach a result they dislike but believe the law demands — and in that I see the best of our profession and much to admire. It’s only that, in this particular case, I don’t believe the law happens to be quite as much of a ass as they do. I respectfully dissent.”

Judge Gorsuch’s opinion in this case was published six months ago. He does not sound very conservative in this dissent.

Judge Gorsuch wrote an opinion upholding a Colorado clean energy program against a challenge alleging it would hurt coal producers from out of state. Colorado law requires electricity generators to ensure that 20 percent of the electricity they sell to Colorado consumers comes from renewable sources. Gorsuch upheld the liberal legislation of the Colorado legislature that was challenged by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute, a conservative, anti-environment organization.

Liberal or Libertarian?

Judge Gorsuch does not fit the mold of a rock-ribbed conservative. He is a smart, free-thinking, literary, independent who will be a good, and unpredictable justice. In some cases he will be liberal, some libertarian and in others conservative. But he is a fair man with a good sense of justice, just what we need on the Supreme Court.

Joel D. Joseph is the author of Black Mondays: Worst Decisions of the Supreme Court (4th Edition, 2014), with a foreword by Justice Thurgood Marshall, and Inequality in America: 10 Causes and 10 Cures (2016). He earned his JD from Georgetown University. – source

Let’s look a little closer at Neil Gorsuch’s church:

Here is the website in case you would like to look around yourself:

St. John’s Episcopal Church of Boulder, CO

I’m posting some things straight from the website for you to see:

“St. John’s is the downtown Episcopal Church in Boulder, Colorado. We are an inclusive, Christ-centered community reaching out to all who are seeking a deeper spirituality and relationship with God and one another.” (emphasis added)

In case you didn’t know, “inclusive” churches are gay affirming churches. That means that same sex couples and all gays or transgenders are welcomed into membership and considered completely normal. These churches teach that God does not despise homosexuality. Unfortunately, they are dead wrong.  The Word clearly articulates homosexuality as an abomination to God.

“Help Colorado Stay Gun Safe: Join our Rapid Response Network Gun violence

With a new State House of Representatives and a new State Senate preparing to convene for the 2017 session in early January, we are developing a list of parishioners who are interested in being part of our Congregation’s Rapid Response Network. This network would be activated as significant bills are introduced that relate to guns. Talking points will be provided and you will be asked to contact either your legislator or members of the committee hearing the bill by letter, phone, e-mail or in person. We will also use this mailing list to keep you informed of events and activities dealing with this issue that we think you will find of interest.”

Oh……so this church has special services about ridding our Constitution of the Second Amendment.   I’ve never been to a church which is involved in changing our Constitution.

“Solar Power for St. John’s

The solar project for St. John’s will now have its own section on the St. John’s web site at http://www.stjohnsboulder.org/solar . This page has been updated with extensive information on the solar project, including a very interesting time-lapsed video showing the construction project, as well as a link to a set of static images. Watch this space and visit the page often for project updates.”

I suppose they are just trying to do their part in the fight against Climate Change.  Another subject I have not seen covered in any churches.

“Contemplative Opportunities

Choral Compline: 2nd Sundays of the month, 9-9:35 pm, sanctuary.
Contemplative Evensong: Wed., 6-6:35 pm, chapel.
Centering prayer: Tues. 9-10:30 am, Wed. 6:45-8 pm, Thurs. 7-7:30 am”

So it seems that St. John’s Episcopal is also deeply into New Age practices. I think that if I would visit Boulder, I would definitely skip visiting this church on a Sunday.

Brethren, what do you think?  Would you ever attend a church such as this one? I doubt that any true Christian would ever want to have anything to do with such a church.

Also, do you believe that Neil Gorsuch is truly a Conservative?  I’ll leave that to your discernment, but as for me, I believe that we are being deceived in a big way by this man.  It won’t be the first time this has happened.

The devil is extremely busy these days.

MARANATHA

 

Sex Trafficking Victims Being Chipped Like Dogs with RFID

It is stories like this one which make me want to pull away from writing. It is hard for me to comprehend this kind of evil. There are times when extreme sadness overwhelms me. I think to myself – that’s it – I’m never going to write about such horrific topics again.

But then I realize that this world needs to see the extent of the depravity of mankind. They need to understand why the Lord sent His own Son to earth as a man, to pay the sin debt of the whole world. Can you imagine the SIN of the WHOLE WORLD being laid upon our Savior Jesus Christ?

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God” (John 3:16-21). (emphasis added)

Some Christians think that certain sins are just too egregious to be covered by the Blood of Jesus Christ. I remember reading years ago that Son of Sam (David Berkowitz) had been saved while serving his sentence. He had murdered people sitting in their cars in NYC many years ago. Not only did I read that he was saved, but that prison authorities spoke of him as a “model inmate” and he holds Bible studies and has led many to Christ.

I posted that story on my Facebook page. I did not expect an outcry from Christians against this man. Some friends even blocked me. I had a dialogue with them before they blocked me, and I asked them what Saul of Tarsus was like before he was saved by our Lord. They answered that the story of Saul who became Paul was vastly different that the story of David Berkowitz. My question to them was “Did the Blood of Jesus really cover the sins of the whole world or not?” They had no answer for me and then they were gone.

From thedailysheeple.com

THEY THOUGHT SHE WAS CRAZY: DOCTOR EXTRACTS RFID CHIP FROM SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIM

If someone walks into a hospital and claims that they’re being tracked, and that they need to have a tracking device removed, there’s a pretty good chance that they’re going to be sent to a mental institution instead. However, according to a doctor who wished to remain anonymous to protect his patient, that very situation occurred last October and it didn’t end how you might expect.

The patient in question was a 28-year-old woman who claimed that she had a GPS tracking device planted in her body. Normally a patient like that would be regarded as crazy, but this woman appeared totally sane, and she had an incision mark on her side. So the doctor decided to check her out anyway. The medical staff at the hospital were stunned when they finally gave her an x-ray.

“Embedded in the right side of her flank is a small metallic object only a little bit larger than a grain of rice. But it’s there. It’s unequivocally there. She has a tracker in her. And no one was speaking for like five seconds — and in a busy ER that’s saying something.”

It turns out that it wasn’t a GPS device, but an RFID chip. “It’s used to tag cats and dogs. And someone had tagged her like an animal, like she was somebody’s pet that they owned.”

In a way, that makes it even creepier than a GPS device. RFID chips have a very short range. To be useful for tracking someone’s position, they would have to be kept confined in an area where the right equipment is in place to send or receive signals from the chip. The doctor would later discover that this woman was a victim of sex trafficking.

Science fiction has been warning about the potential of tracking devices for years, but usually in reference to how the government might use this technology. It just goes to show that the way humans use technology in the real world is often stranger (and creepier) than fiction. – source

So brethren, I ask you this: Are the sex traffickers who finally come to repentance and are born again from above, somehow forgiven by the Lord; but David Berkowitz has been disqualified by God because of the horror of his crimes?

I imagine that is was horrifying for those who watched Saul overseeing the stoning of Stephen.

What do you think?

MARANATHA