THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

June 1, 2012

PRENDA fails in House: to prevent sex-selective, and other discriminatory abortions

Filed under: Pro-family,Pro-life — danielhite @ 9:43 am
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Just when you think there is progress, something like this happens. PRENDA, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, failed to get fast-tracked in the House yesterday as it was blocked by pro-abortion Democrats. “You mean, abortion based on the baby’s sex or race?” Yes. You think…”Maybe in China, but certainly not in America.” Yes, in America. Planned Parenthood not only advocates abortion, but defends discriminatory abortions as well. See for yourself in this hidden-camera expose’:

Hopefully, PRENDA will get another chance in the House on a regular majority vote rather than the 2/3 needed for the May 31 vote. Call your Congressman (mine co-sponsored PRENDA).

May 17, 2012

Marriage and the Number ‘One’

Filed under: Pro-family,Pro-marriage — danielhite @ 9:04 am
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You cannot change the number 1. 1=1…it always will. The reason it does is because “1” never changes—it is what it is—simply and only 1. That is its definition, if you will. The same is true with marriage. Its definition is one man and one woman. That is, one man and one woman “setting up house,” a family, a new societal unit—a very, very unique unit. How unique? Well, it defies logic. It is certainly a mystery. Are you ready for the unique marriage equation? Here it is: 1+1=3. This is the only time this will be true. Our human logic says, “no, no, no…1+1 must =2.” The mystery of 1+1=3 (which does defy logic…after all, birth is a miracle!) can only happen in the context of traditional, God-ordained marriage (which, incidentally, is not just a piece of legal paper). Changing the definition of marriage will never be able to add up to 3, it will always and only be 2. Why? Because the 2 cannot become 1!!! (Have I thoroughly confused you, now?!)

Jesus put it this way…

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

A so-called marriage of anyone other than a male and a female cannot produce another male or female. Any other combination cannot “become one flesh,” cannot reproduce, and cannot be a marriage! “1+1=3” (bona fide marriage) is indeed a mystery! And that also is scriptural…

For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. – Ephesians 5:31,32

The mysterious beauty and reality of marriage is that it reflects the relationship of Jesus and His bride, the church. This is what exalts marriage—genuine marriage—here on earth because of what marriage typifies, the ultimate and life-giving union of Christ and His bride for whom He died. We must stand up and guard this truth, and we must stand up and live this truth. The sanctity of genuine marriage must once again be restored to its rightful place in our society.

January 24, 2012

Pro-God, Pro-Life, and Proud of it!

Filed under: family,Pro-family,Pro-life — danielhite @ 7:59 am
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March 16, 2011

The Sexualization of America and the World

After giving some thought to my recent trip to the U.N. with a contingent of the St. Louis Teen Eagles, I wanted to make a few comments regarding the coarsening of our society on its trek to becoming more like its disintegrating European counterpart. The socialization (vis-à-vis sexualization) of Europe is not only well documented but also well promoted not only in the European Union (EU) but also in the United Nations. The Obama administration’s delegation, in lock step with the EU, has led the battle charge against traditional Christian values which uphold the sanctity of life and family. America’s largest and most influential education union, the National Education Association (NEA) graphically declared that sex and sexuality education are needed worldwide in preschool through college to solve the world’s population and gender stereotyping ills. (Of course, the new definition of gender expands the traditional view of male and female to at least six genders…adding LGBT orientations.) Smaller aid-dependent countries decried the harassment of their funder nations regarding the push for all of these changes. Many pro-abortion, anti-traditional family NGO’s (Non Governmental Organizations) plus many U.N. agencies like the UNFPA, regularly and forcefully encourage these intimidating changes while countering, blocking, and even shouting down alternative views. There were at least two occasions when our Teen Eagle team made early exits from conferences because of objectionable material being presented. What a statement was made as we left those venues! Parents, not culture or government, are responsible for their children’s education. They inculcate values and morés. Certainly communities and cultures reflect the values promoted by families, which has sorrowfully become an indictment on the family in our nation and our world. We need a revival of the spirit of family as well as a personal renewal of the spiritual values that have made America the exceptional nation that it is. America does not need to follow Europe… they are heading the wrong direction! European-style socialism is not working culturally, economically, or spiritually. America must STOP and remember from whence it came. America must repent of falling short of God’s standard, and then repeat its former works and retake its former stand and position as a light to the nations–a city set upon a hill.

March 10, 2011

United Nations – Teen Eagles Making a Difference

Thanks for your prayers. After a rocky start with cancelled and delayed flights, we had a safe trip in every way and were able to help the pro-life coalition stem the tide of the pro-abortion and anti-family forces. Previously controlling documents were left virtually intact without more ambiguous terminology and fewer references to “reproductive services” and similar language, plus the blocking of wording like “sexuality education, and personal services.” The pro-life coalition was encouraged by the presence of the Teen Eagles, and we had several immediate answers to prayer regarding action on the floor of the CSW conference hall. Students not only ministered to coalition members, but also handed out pro-life and pro-family literature, lobbied delegates from around the world, met national ministry leaders, and listened to international delegates debate family and women’s issues. All-in-all, a successful trip–God was glorified, and our late nights and early mornings paid off. (We stayed in the UN on Thursday night until 2:30 AM.)

St. Louis Teen Eagles is a group of politically active teens with a heart to restore the Constitutional and Christian heritage of our nation. This was their seventh trip to the U.N. to assist the pro-life/pro-family coalition in promoting traditional family values in international policy documents. Some of these documents become treaties while others become the basis for what some call “international customary law” which can be cited as court precedents. Also, poorer member countries, usually conservative on moral issues, are typically bullied into silence by larger countries, coalitions, and NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organizations) that provide their financial aid. America’s presidential administration determines policy and priorities of the U.S. Ambassador and delegations to the U.N. The current administration is aggressively advancing the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual agenda. Again, thanks for your prayers and support.

February 24, 2011

Chief Executive or Chief Justice? But NOT BOTH!

Filed under: family,marriage,Pro-family — danielhite @ 12:00 am
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This is very alarming!! Since when does a President pick and choose which laws he will or will not enforce? Last time I checked, the Supreme Court justices decide what laws are unconstitutional or not, and the executive branch enforces what the judicial branch decides. And what is the issue under discussion here? Only the single most stabilizing and basic unit of our society, the traditional family and traditional marriage. When the President said he wanted to “fundamentally change America,” he really meant it. There should be a nationwide outcry from sea to shining sea! In this country, the Chief Executive is not also the Chief Justice. That may be true in some fascist state, but that is not true of America. It is time for the sleeping giant to arise.

“We must obey God rather than men.” – Acts 5:29
“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” -Joshua 24:15

“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” – Hebrews 13:4

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him”…So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. – Genesis 2:18,21-24

Marriage is one man and one woman for life. If we redefine marriage, the cell of our society, then our society will break down like a cancer destroys the body. God help us.

October 21, 2010

Another Homegoing

Filed under: Christianity,death,family — danielhite @ 8:32 am
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Two days ago, my oldest brother passed from this life. His memorial service is this Saturday. In the past seven years, we have lost my mother, mother-in-law, and two brothers. I talked with Bob the day before he died. There was a great peace about him. Although he apparently had no way of knowing, he stated that he was ready to go…his “reservation was made and bags packed.” Less than 24 hours later, he departed this life. Bob lived much of his life in the fast lane, but slowed down later in life to enjoy his family more and other things that made a difference. Everybody loved Bob, he was the life of the party and the first to give you the shirt off his back. In these last five years or so, Bob found something that had been missing in his adventurous life. He found peace and contentment in a relationship with Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for a loving church and pastor who took the time to make a difference in Bob’s life. Thank you, Lord, for your grace and your mercy in my life and the life of my brother, Bob. That soon-coming great reunion day grows sweeter.

September 20, 2010

If the Senate votes on DADT now, it acts irresponsibly

“My mind is made up, so don’t confuse me with the facts.” That is the mentality of Senate leadership pressing the passage of the Defense Authorization Bill which includes the repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy in our military. They have not performed their “due diligence.” Get this…There has been an ongoing Pentagon investigation towards a detailed report of this policy and its effects upon morale, etc. among our troops. Apparently, Senate leadership wants to rush this bill through BEFORE the report is released. It does not get any more irresponsible than that, especially in our so-called scientific age of empiricism. They are so bent on getting this to a vote, that they are striving for a “cloture” vote on Tuesday to bring it directly to the floor for passage without the standard procedural checks and balances of the normal process. In other words, they don’t have the facts before they vote. Sound familiar? Well this time it is not about financial and budgetary concerns, but about the heart and soul of our military morale; social experimentation with the greatest voluntary and professional defense force in the world. Even aside from the strong feelings on both sides of the homosexual debate, it is the lack of “due diligence” that makes this action the height of irresponsibility. Our politically correct and morally neutral national leaders apparently will not look at the moral grounds of this issue, but certainly you would think they would, at the least, study the social data BEFORE making such sweeping changes. I do hope and pray America wakes up before election day.

May 28, 2010

Coming Home

Filed under: Pro-family — danielhite @ 5:34 am
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My 21 year old son is coming home after a seven month job/internship in Pennsylvania.  My heart leaps at this event.  That’s the parent in me, I’m sure.

I was not good at coming home.  In fact, when I left home for college, for all intents and purposes I really never looked back. Home was a form of personal support. But now, nearly 40 years later, I have come to realize that home is much more than just that.  There is something to be said about home being where the heart is.  Home is a place not only of support, but of rest, protection, love, understanding, consideration, contentment, peace and harmony.  My father passed just before my 18th birthday, my mother just six years ago.  With all my brothers scattered, that home is just a memory.  But thanks to my dear wife, her family, friends, loved ones, and a new hometown for the past 30 years or so, home is a reality once more.  God has blessed me with all that.  And now Ryan is coming home.  If he would not have gone away, this would not have the same impact.

I could hear it in my son’s voice–he was ready to come home.  And that made me feel good.  I  know his return is temporary, but I also know there is no place just like home.  As a young child of nine, I gave my heart to Jesus and discovered that settledness and contentment of a relationship with my Heavenly Father.  It was like coming home. When God calls “time” on this old earth, I believe we will understand home in a totally different way–I think we will finally be home, in our forever home.  Until then, I think it’s  wise to focus on home–to protect and nurture it–and endeavor to make it a little heaven on earth, until we are finally there–home at last.

March 15, 2010

U.N. …there you go again

Nothing much has changed. The radical feminists are still running rampant and attempting to dominate influence over national delegations–and they are as frustrated as ever with pro-life and pro-family groups.  The United Nations’ Conference on the Status of Women (CSW) is no different. All non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) seek to influence (lobby) delegations representing the nations of the world. Conservative NGO’s are outnumbered probably 3 or 4 to 1, yet even a little light can still dispel the darkness. Approved documents were not a conservative as we may like, but neither are they as liberal as the opposition intended them to be. Darkness cannot overcome even the dimmest of light. What if the light was not present?

People often ask why we might spend our time, resources and energy at a morally/ethically corrupt and philosophically flawed place like the United Nations. Is not the whole organization and process an exercise in futility and globalist propagandizing?  Well, that may be so from an American point of view, but one would be hard pressed to convince the smallest and frailest of nations of what may appear obvious to us. Little nations have one vote, just as big nations do.  Many small nations have experienced more freedom and equality since the U.N. has been around.  They are grateful for being recognized and brought to the table. However, with that recognition comes a greater risk of manipulation and intimidation. There were in excess of 6,000 attending the CSW. One might be surprised at the number of Christian delegates attending a conference like this; this is more likely true of the more colorful nations attending rather than the white, European ones that dominate the power structure. All in all, it only takes a tiny spark of encouragement to ignite the smallest of opposition that can block a railroad of anti-life/anti-family momentum. That is what happens at these conferences.

The Lord tells His disciples to occupy until He returns.  It is this type of ministry that shakes just enough salt to restrain corruption and shines just enough light to dispel the darkness. One could ask the Apostle Paul why he would “waste his time and resources” on the city of Corinth.  How many other places have the nations of the world converge in one place? It is a golden opportunity to share a message and virally influence the nations of the world.  A little well-placed salt and light can make a world of difference.

March 5, 2010

U.N. here we come…again

This will be my fifth trip in four years to the United Nations as we attend the Conference on the Status of Women (CSW). We will be lobbying with the International Right to Life Federation alongside several other effective pro-life and pro-family groups. There is a move this year to consolidate all the various U.N. women’s rights entities into one large U.N. agency, assuming  greater power, clout and influence.  My heart certainly goes out to women and children in countries where their basic human rights are violated because of gender discrimination, but there are some radical feminists who would take advantage of these issues to press their own radical agenda. They would like to redefine family and even redefine gender into broader terms than the way they are traditionally understood. Would you believe six genders plus their inclusiveness in the design of family!  Reproductive rights and reproductive health services, gender equality and discrimination take on new meanings when the radical left has its way.  If this is not disturbing enough, the United States delegation is leading the leftist charge under the leadership of White House appointments.  Our Executive branch exerts far reaching influence in ways unknown to rank and file American citizens. Our American elections affect the peoples of nations great and small all around the globe.

So, we go to the United Nations to make a difference–to bear witness to the truth and to encourage international delegations to stand strong against radical forces that would lead us down the path of moral and social decline.  Although I am not a fan of the United Nations and its multi-leveled corruption and globalistic goals, it is a place where salt and light is desperately needed.  It is a dark and morally bankrupt place.  Please pray for us.

November 30, 2009

I am signing the Manhattan Declaration

I encourage every Christian believer to do the same.  This is the proverbial “line in the sand” regarding pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-family, and liberty and justice issues.  It is a Martin Luther “Here I stand, I can do no other” type commitment.  Read it, pray over it as well as the commitment God would desire of you. Click on the link below for more information:

http://manhattandeclaration.org

September 5, 2009

Divorce = Loss of Liberty

Filed under: Pro-family — danielhite @ 8:18 am
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The New Hampshire court case of a homeschooler ordered into public school (http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/2950) shows not only the disintegration of family freedoms, but the influence of a worldview and the tangled web of divorce. Anytime the courts get involved in anything, rights become severely limited. Duh!  When we cannot settle our differences (as irreconcilable as they may appear), personal freedoms will be abridged. We think divorce frees us from “oppression”–just watch:  A husband and wife split up and invite the court to settle their dispute:  enter “Marital Master” and “guardian ad litem.” Both make court recommendations according to their own worldviews. The judge’s worldview is imposed on the family with the slam of the gavel. Mom loses + daughter loses + father loses = family loses. Court decides + case law strengthened = more families lose. The Christian community wakes up to complain then goes back to sleep. The nation loses. The nation collapses from within. The world loses. There is certainly NOTHING encouraging about any of this! When will we learn? As the family goes, so goes the nation. Strong families are built on strong marriages. Strong marriages are built on a joint Christian worldview. Being “unequally yoked,” whether in marriage or a business, is a recipe for national disaster.  Wake up, America!

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” — Elie Wiesel (Holocaust survivor)

September 3, 2009

POTUS: Educator-in-Chief?

Filed under: politics,Pro-family — danielhite @ 7:23 am
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I think most Americans would be hard pressed to know the party affiliation of our founding fathers and early presidents. Why? We don’t think of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and the like, as “partisan presidents” but simply as patriots. Although most all of our presidents had strong party affiliations, it was the 20th Century that homogenized and then galvanized political parties into the extremes they are today. Parties and their platforms are diverse and legion, but our two-party dominated system has polarized the population today–not so much over the philosophical differences but the pragmatic ones. What works, not what is right or consistent with our constitution, is the theme of the day. Why do I share this historical observation? The presidency today is a totally partisan position. It is all about agenda, whether republican, democrat, or even a maverick version of either. However magnanimous or aloof it may wish to appear, the Office of the President always has an agenda and a portable partisan “bully pulpit” carried into any and every venue. Because of this reality, one cannot see or hear the President of the United States (POTUS) without a blue or red tint. In fact, for most Americans, our eyes may see a black, brown, yellow, red, or white president, but our ears hear red or blue. Partisanship has grown steroidal.

It is for this reason (and others) that I am not in favor of this president, or any seated president, addressing all the public school students of America. No matter what the topic, it will be viewed as red or blue, especially amidst today’s socialistic decrials (which connote an entirely different “red” hue). Actually, I believe there is an even more important reason than one of partisanship. Family and parental rights are totally undermined and misunderstood in our culture today. Parents have the inalienable responsibility of nurturing, protecting, and teaching their young. The laws of nature, and nature’s God are adamant in this regard. Suffice it to say that education is ultimately a parental duty and parents should never be bypassed for any reason and should always be notified and offered options. We won’t even get into any of the educational administration questions this whole issue raises. As far as I am concerned, parental rights and presidential politics are the “one-two” knock-out punch for any nationwide school address. POTUS or not, it is inappropriate as well as unprecedented.

The POTUS and his office staff should understand these ramifications. There is no “Educator-in-Chief.” Inexperience is one thing and indoctrination is quite another. Let the reader decide which is the more accurate description.

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