And this was the city Frank Sinatra sang about?!
“New York City has just enacted strict anti-discrimination guidelines in order to cater to less than one percent of the city’s population that is transgender or “gender non-conforming.”
The new guidelines released by the New York City Commission on Human Rights prohibit employers, landlords, and business owners from:
- “Intentionally failing to use an individual’s preferred name, pronoun or title,” such as using a so-called dead name
- Refusing to allow a transgender individual from using the restroom that he or she feels he or she should be entitled to use by virtue of his or her gender identity
- Enforcing gender-specific dress codes
- “Failing” to provide health benefits that cover “gender-affirming care” and “reasonable accommodations” for individuals undergoing “gender transition”
According to the official website for the city, “Violations of the New York City Human Rights Law could result in civil penalties of up to $125,000 for violations, and up to $250,000 for violations that are the result of willful, wanton, or malicious conduct. There is no limit to the amount of compensatory damages the Commission may award to a victim of discrimination.” http://www.mrctv.org/blog/
I want to thank those who are following my blog and wish you the very best for Christmas. It is Boxing day here and I am waiting to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart race beginning at 1pm. May 2016 be a good year for each of you. However, do not forget the Person around which this holiday is celebrated; “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” John 1:14.
At the outset let me say this is NOT a depiction of Mohammed!!!!! Therefore there is no need for beheadings, riots, killings etc. by those who claim to be Muslims but are supposedly not! This is a forensic expert’s recreation of “…the face of Jesus resulting in a look that’s a far cry from the tall, Caucasian man that we know.
Using a new scientific field known as forensic anthropology, British scientists teamed up with Israeli archaeologists to create a computer-generated picture to show what the Son of God may have looked like.
The Mirror reports the striking image was created by Richard Neave, a retired medical artist from the University of Manchester, who used forensic anthropology usually used to solve crimes.” http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/experts-use-forensics-tests-to-discover-what-jesus-christ-may-have-looked-like/news-story/9c9a08c91bbf4c5fa7c0094022beb1dd
No, the forensic expert is safe since it is a depiction of the Lord Jesus and not Mohammed. The God of Scripture is different than Allah in that it tells us in 1 John 4: 8 “God is love.” If once isn’t enough we are told again in 1 John 4: 16 that “God is love.” Because He is love we are told that He would “…have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” 1 Timothy 2:4. Yes, the God of Scripture desires for ALL to be saved. The Christian message is to repent and believe to receive eternal life (John 3:16) but if you refuse it is not the messenger that will deal with you but God.
Yes, the world need not fear the Bible Christian so therefore why does it fear and hate Christians so much? The Lord Jesus said it this way “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you” John 15:18. Therefore they hate Christians because they hate Him!
Oh by the way, I don’t need to know what Jesus looked like when on earth for He said to the man we know as doubting Thomas “blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”
Christ’s birth without His death and resurrection will do no one any good. All are essential for man to personally know God and His salvation. Be assured the answer to ALL the problems of this old world are found in Him. We read in 1 Corinthians 15: 1- 8 “I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. 8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.”
Thank you for taking time to watch this presentation by our Sunday School students.
The Democratic Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, (yes, Michael is his real name) recently said of the incident in which a pig’s head was thrown on the foot path in front of a mosque that “Someone tried to desecrate the mosque and its peaceful people.” He went on to say “That, of course, will not be tolerated”. Nutter also announced there is “a $2,000 reward for information that can help officials convict ‘anyone engaged in a hate crime.'” http://www.hngn.com/articles/158741/20151209/pig-head-thrown-at-philadelphia-mosque-mayor-nutter-speaks-out.htm
All I can say is the Mayor’s surname would seem to be appropriate.
What lessons can we learn from this interview?