The FaithWalkers Daily — Nov. 13: Petraeus Fallout Widens, Calls for Secession, Boy Scouts Denied Funding

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world.

  • Petraeus Scandal Worsens as Questions Arise about Who Knew and When

The FBI investigation into the David Petraeus affair and possible security violations widens to include more military figures as questions rise about why FBI stayed silent for four days until after the election.

Dig Deeper:

A Few Thoughts…

Even though I am concerned that people may have manipulated the truth for political gain, the whole thing leaves me saddened by the fact that real people, marriages, and our country’s honor is being damaged in the process. Sin does yucky stuff, often in ways no one can anticipate. “Be sure your sin will find you out” should be a Biblical warning to everyone of us to check our own hearts before casting the next stone.

Sin always costs more than advertised.

 

  • Protests and Calls for Secession Rise after US Presidential Election

Citizens of several states have begun petitioning the White House to request that their state be allowed to peacefully secede from the Union. Some veterans are protesting by flying the flag upside down.

Dig Deeper:

A Few Thoughts…

Compared to the threats of widespread riots should Obama lose, these protests are hardly worth noticing although they do make for good headlines. The biblical response to the Presidential election is not to protest his legitimate authority, but to submit out of fear of God. Unless our rulers compel us to sin, we must submit — and pray for them, even if we think their policies destructive to many. Besides, the last time secession was tried, it didn’t end well. I don’t see that changing now.

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

 

  •  UPS Cuts Donations to Boy Scouts for Refusal to Accept Homosexuals in Leadership

UPS adopted a new donor policy that will exclude the Boy Scouts of America from receiving the $150,ooo donated by the company two years ago.

Dig Deeper:

  • The Huffington Post story here.
  • Boy Scouts chief executive says, “”We fully understand that no single policy will accommodate the many diverse views among our membership or society.”
  • The BSA official statement here.

A Few Thoughts…

The BSA are exactly correct that there are many diverse views in a supposedly tolerant society. The insistence of pressure from homosexual groups reveals yet again that their agenda is not tolerance but forced acceptance. For Christ-followers, there can be no compromise on issues the Bible clearly forbids anymore than we would be OK with the BSA being forced to train boys to steal cars more effectively. The boy scouts are simply asking to be left alone. Let UPS give their money elsewhere. Tolerance is aone-way street for many on the left.

Let those who cry loudest for tolerance act tolerant.

About Bill Blankschaen

Bill Blankschaen is a writer, author, and communicator who empowers people to live a story worth telling. As the founder of FaithWalkers, he equips Christians to think, live, and lead with abundant faith.

His next book entitled Live a Story Worth Telling: A FaithWalker's Guide is scheduled for release in May 2015 from Abingdon Press. His writing has been featured with Michael Hyatt, Ron Edmondson, Skip Prichard, Jeff Goins, Blueprint for Life, Catalyst Leaders, Faith Village, and many others who shall remain nameless.

Bill is a blessed husband and the father of six children with an extensive background in education and organizational leadership. He serves as VP of Content & Operations for Polymath Innovations in partnership with Patheos Labs. He is the Junior Scholar of Cultural Theology and Director of Development for the Center for Cultural Leadership. He works with a variety of ministries including Equip Leadership (founded by John C. Maxwell) when he's not visiting his second home -- Walt Disney World.

  • Samuel PG

    “Compared to the threats of widespread riots should Obama lose, these protests are hardly worth noticing although they do make for good headlines.”

    I don’t understand how it is justifiable to compare even a small number of people who are actually petitioning for secession to the fear among some on the right that there would be widespread riots if Obama lost. Could you please share sources with any credibility that threatened such riots?

    • Samuel PG

      Well, in trying to find the answer myself, I found that there were a small number of people on Twitter who said they would assassinate Romney or riot if he won, and that their same tweets were reported on across several conservative blogs and news sites. I would generally write that off as people being stupid online, but I will concede that there apparently were some people talking about this, even if it seems unlikely that these were credible threats.

      • http://BillintheBlank.com Bill Blankschaen

        I would add Thomas Sowell’s prediction to that list.


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