February 26, 2013
Posted By Jen
Perhaps like many other Americans, you just grew up with guns. Learning how to shoot and to hunt — the thought of doing anything evil with a firearm never entered your mind. With the constant bombardment by the liberal media, you may think they have a point, in order to prevent tragedies such as the Sandy Hook massacre.
Pastor Reg Kelly examines the Holy Scriptures for an answer to this debate at the God, Guns, and Liberty Conference, scheduled for February 26 th at 7PM at Bethel Church 1233 American Legion Dr. Festus, MO. There is no fee for this Conference. No registration is required.
The entire conference will also be aired live online.
Posted in Culture, Faith, Family, Laws and Government, Politics
Tagged #GGIstl, Calendar, Christianity, Culture, Events, faith, Gateway Grassroots, GGI, God, Guns, Liberty Conference, Live, Online, Reg Kelly
February 25, 2013
Posted By Jen
So, angry callers swamped the phone lines of The Dana Show this afternoon wanting to excoriate the popular Christian talk-show host for wanting to engage in culture.
Dana live-tweeted the Oscars last night while watching the glamorization of ego event…and some on the Christian right were infuriated at her for wanting to engage in culture. These people argue that by any engagement in modern-day culture, one is promoting and contributing to the leftist Hollywood agenda.
Seriously? Seriously. I’ve got some news for you. Christianity is under attack here in America, in case you haven’t noticed. This is a cultural war we are in the midst of. Politics is downstream of culture. Until we reign in the culture, there is little that anyone will be able to do regarding violence, abortion issues, domestic issues, marital issues, abuse issues…shall I go on? First, we must recapture and inject pure biblical principles back into our society. What happened to honesty, humility, compassion, responsibility, purity, and respect? Until we obtain these, the rest is moot. The only way to achieve this is to engage in the culture that promotes the antithesis of Godliness.
And just a reminder: Without cultural engagement, we would never have had Elvis, Johnny Cash, Bob Hope, Ronald Reagan, Charles Schultz, CS Lewis, or, of course, the show Growing Pains! Could you imagine?
Christ calls us to engage, specifically, in Matt 28 16-20. I wouldn’t argue with that. Just sayin.
Posted in Arts and Entertainment, Culture, Faith, Family, GGI, Politics, Religion
Tagged #GGIstl, #War, Christianity, Christians, cuture, Dana Loesch, Gateway Grassroots, GGI, Oscars, radio
February 25, 2013
In a culture caught up in firearm fear, fueled by the mainstream media, state officials are positioned to vote on legislation to preserve the very life of the Second Amendment in Missouri.
, sponsored by Rep. Doug Funderburk
, (R)- St. Charles County, is the strongest protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the entire nation
The hearing for HB 436, originally slated for a vote Tuesday, February 26, is now expected in public hearing, March 5th at 12:00 in Hearing Room 4, but the official hearing schedule will not be published until later this week. This provides a greater opportunity for Missouri residents to voice their support of their Second Amendment rights by filling out a witness form
From perhaps the most patriotic lobbyist in Missouri, Ron Calzone at Missouri First
Details about HB 436 & and it’s companion Senate bill SB 325. Since the 10th Amendment makes it clear that all powers not granted to the federal government are reserved to the states and the People, the regulation of the ownership of arms is a state, not a federal matter. That applies to ALL such regulation.We must demand from our legislators no less than the strongest, most principled stand they can take to defend our right to keep and bear arms!Rep. Doug Funderburk and Sen. Brian Nieves’ “Second Amendment Preservation Act” is the strongest and most principled protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the nation!.
Notice that it utilizes the words of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to explain Missouri’s authority to nullify unconstitutional federal edicts within her borders. Including this language is essential to the success of the bill. It also specifically lists the types of things we will not put up with, and that’s what gives state officials the “cover” they need to enforce the bill.
Tenth Amendment Center article about HB 436.
What you can do:
- Right NOW, either plan to attend the hearing for HB 436 (time to be announced), or fill out the online witness form..
- Pass on this email or another with the generic witness form link to as many liberty loving people as you can.
- If you have any personal contact with your rep or senator ask them to commit to supporting these bills.
Ron has upped the ante offering to hand deliver your witness form and also make your testimony available online for the committee to read. You can email your witness form and additional testimony directly to Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted in Culture
Tagged #GGIstl, Gateway Grassroots, GGI, HB 436, House, Legislation, Missouri, Missouri First, Ron Calzone, SB 325, Second Amendment, Senate, testimony, vote, witness form
February 26, 2012
Posted By Jen
Former Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop died Monday at his home in Hanover, N.H., died Monday at his home in Hanover, N.H.. The cause of his death has not been made clear at this point. He was 96.
Koop, nominated by President Reagan in 1981, served seven years as Surgeon General. The evangelical Christian was initially faced with great opposition to his nomination due to his personal views on abortion. Koop, however, was one of the few figures in American history who had the ability to separate his personal views from the politics of it all.
During the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, Koop became a champion for AIDS research and education, and was heralded by both the homosexual community and AIDS activists alike. The AIDS scare came to an end in 1989, when Koop retired his post. Among the other health issues facing the culture at that time, he declared smoking a public health hazard, pioneering the way for the inquiry into big tobacco corporations.
I had the honor of working with C. Everett Koop, a pediatric surgeon, in the mid-nineties as a PR Agent. Face to face, the enormity of his stature was diluted by his humility and wit. He did of course, however, pull me aside at a gala in 1994 at a gala at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, taking a stern tone after he caught me smoking outside the event. His works, and our conversations left a lasting impression on me to this day.
Sad to see him go, perhaps his passing will not only bring to spotlight his great accomplishments and service to his country, but also serve as a reminder to those in the world of politics that it is possible to put aside the personal, and work for the common good of the people.
Posted in Culture
Tagged #GGIstl, C. Everett Koop, Christian, Dead, Gateway Grassroots, GGI, Health, pediatric, politics, s: AIDS, smoking abortion, Surgeon General
height=”269″ />Over the past week, there has been some disgruntled folks screaming bloody murder over the launch of Gateway Grassroots Initiative. The chatter has been anywhere from “this is the rival tea party”. . .to which I say there are SO many organizations that are like-minded, they are not necessarily “rivals”, to “Dana Loesch started her own Tea Party”. . .to which, I can attest to, while Dana has been a part of the formation of this organization, she has gladly taken a well-deserved back seat in it.
The Gateway Grassroots Initiative is action-based, not candidate-based. We are acting on issues, whether it be proposed legislation, or more personally relevant issues like C.E.R.T. training, survival training, and voter education.
As a brilliant friend and fellow patriot stated:
This is our mission. You can train people for caucuses, for precincts,
polling captains, etc but you will never change anything until you
change the hearts and minds of the people and reinforce it through
This is where the Tea Party is going. It’s about Education, Empowerment, Enrichment.
For more information on the Gateway Grassroots Initiative, or to get involved and begin your own Individual Initiative, contact Jen@gatewaygrassroots or call 314-200-5860 .
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