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Moral Schizophrenia

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 27 February 2011 - - - - - - · 818 views

Tonight, Miami TV 4 (CBS) News covered the memorial service of ten year old Nubia Barahona, murdered by her adoptive father. They also reported that child abuse is on the rise in Florida. Killing a child is the ultimate form of child abuse. The backdrop of this story should be that while it is illegal to harm your child once it’s born, it is perfectly...


Did I Miss Something?

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 25 February 2011 - - - - - - · 1004 views

According to Lifesite News, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), "... defines marriage federally as a union between one man and one woman, and prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex unions as marriages.” I thought that when you were sworn in as the President of the U.S., you swore to uphold the Constitution of the U.S. and the laws...


Black History Month - Learning From History

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 04 February 2011 - - - - - - · 845 views

In speaking to the Massachusetts's Anti-Slavery Society in 1865, Frederick Douglass argued that African Americans be given the right to vote immediately, “It may be objected, however, that this pressing of the Negro’s right to suffrage is premature. Let us have slavery abolished, it may be said, let us have labor organized, and then, in the natural...


Responding to America's Abortion Crisis

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 25 January 2011 - - - - - - · 847 views

(The following is an edited version of the message I gave at the January 21, 2011 Rally For Life outside of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale Florida. The event was sponsored by Broward County Right to Life Foundation. I serve on their Board of Directors.)

In Psalm 106 we read the Psalmist’s account of Israel’s involvement with child...


Pastor - Please Reconsider

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 24 January 2011 - - - - - - · 1181 views

These were the remarks made by President Obama this weekend. “Today marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, and affirms a fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters. I am committed to protecting this constitutional right. I also...


God, Government & Your Vote

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 23 October 2010 - - - - - - · 1288 views

Tomorrow I will be at New Life Church (LCMS) in Miramar to preach at the 9:45 am service. With the November 2 election right around the corner, I will be speaking on "God, Government & Your Vote" from Romans13. Jesus said, "...give unto Caesar's what is Caesar's" which among other things, for citizens of a Republic, includes...


Church, We've Got Some Work To Do

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 08 October 2010 - - - - - - · 1355 views

This video will help you prepare to vote November. Our national debt now stands at $13.2 TRILLION, 40% of every dollar spent by the Federal government is borrowed. 47% of that debt is being bought up by foreign nations (China has almost 10%). Government does not create wealth - it spends someone else’s wealth - the taxpayers. Government does not...


The Bloodshed Continues - How do we respond?

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 30 September 2010 - - - - - - · 976 views

President Obama's latest Supreme Court nominee, radical pro-abortion advocate Elena Kagan, takes her seat on the Supreme Court on Monday (October 4). A sad day for America - another abortion rights activist will sit on the same court that over 37 years ago legalized the premeditated killing of the unborn. The death rate since 1973 is now at 52 MILLION....


When You Vote - Distinguish Policy From Principle

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 01 September 2010 - - - - - - · 901 views

In any political discussion there will be differences of opinion. Whether the debate is over off shore drilling or how to end a war, differing opinions are bound to surface. However, as we debate issues let’s be careful to make a distinction between policy and principle. As Fr. Frank Pavone points out, “Most disagreements between candidates and...


God, Islam and America

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 10 August 2010 - - - - - - · 1095 views

Is God behind the Muslim threat to America? Throughout Biblical history God repeatedly used other nations (see the book of Judges) to punish the sins of His people, to bring them back to repentance for their sin. Pastor Rusty Lee Thomas writes that we need "…to connect the dots between our spiritual and moral state with the rise and threat of Islam...