Jan 10-14, 2019
What a week this was!
I was at work when the news broke around mid-day on Monday that Governor Spitzer had been implicated in the Emperor’s Club VIP prostitution bust from the week prior. As it turns out, the ring was discovered and broken up because of structured wire transfers the Governor made from his own bank account to “pre-pay” for his dalliances. My personal distaste and political disagreements with now ex-Governor Spitzer aside, this was an awfully dumb thing for such an obviously intelligent man to do. Yes, pride and extreme hubris still go before a fall (see Proverbs 16:18).
Jesus said that “whoever commits sin is a slave of sin” (John 8:34). Obviously, ex-Governor Spitzer was overcome by sin, and his sin took him farther than he wanted to go, is keeping him longer than he wanted to stay, and is costing him so much more than the $80,000 (or more) that he was originally willing to pay. The ex-Governor’s wife, Silda, grew up in an evangelical Christian home (Southern Baptist) in North Carolina. One can only imagine what she, her children, and her family must be going through right now. Please pray for the Spitzer family.
Before you say (with me I might add) good riddance to ex-Governor Spitzer, consider that now-Governor David Paterson is just as “liberal” if not more so than his predecessor. The more I learn about the philandering and politically pandering David Paterson, the less I like. Assembly majority leader Ron Canestari’s (D-Cohoes) News Channel 10 comment about Gov. Paterson being a “middle-of-the-road” Democrat was pure misinformation. David Paterson has a record of being anti-law enforcement (does anyone remember the “Shoot to Harm” bill?), anti-family (the Gay Lobby is reporting with glee that he is more pro same-sex marriage than Spitzer), anti-life, and pro-big government. He also has few qualms about spending State money on downtown Albany hotel rooms, even though he owns a house in Guilderland, and has a State-paid chauffer!
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
A friend recently forwarded some disturbing news that you will not hear from the Main Stream Media about Carl Stanley McGee, a former director for the Massachusetts gay rights group MassEquality who was promoted by Governor Deval Patrick (see http://www.massequality.org/news/news_story.php?id=457) to be the Assistant Secretary for policy and planning to the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development. It appears that Mr. McGee was recently arrested in Florida (Massachusetts tax-payer funded trip?) for assaulting a 15-year old boy in the steam room of a ritzy Country Club (see http://www.hubpolitics.com/archives/002944.php). Mr. McGee’s photo was featured in the New York Times as he was getting “married” to his partner when gay “marriage” was legalized in Massachusetts (for a great article on this, see http://randythomas.org/2008/02/08/another-political-sex-scandal-gay-democrat-molests-15-year-old/).
If anyone remembers Local Law B, John Frederick, the openly gay (and formerly heterosexually-married) Albany County legislator who sponsored the transgender bill, was appointed to Governor Eliot Spitzer’s staff soon after the 2006 elections.
Groups like MassEquality and its New York counterpart, the Empire State Pride Agenda, are using in-state and out-of-state money to curry favor with politicians (mostly Democrats) to push their ungodly agenda upon the rest of us (see http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2008/01/gay-donors-eye-albany.html).
Now more than ever, the God-fearing citizens of this state need to band together and let our voice be heard amongst our legislators in Albany. I encourage everyone to attend New Yorkers for Constitution Freedom’s annual Legislative Day. This year, the lobbying event will be held on Tuesday, March 18th. If you would like to attend with APAC, please respond to this e-mail. The cost is $35 per person, and an excellent Teen Track program for high school students is also available. Take the day off NOW and sign up. Check with your pastor or local church elders and see if others from your congregation would like to attend. This year, we will be focusing heavily on the New York State Senate, as this is where much of the battle to pass same-sex marriage and the virulently pro-abortion RHAPP will be concentrated.