Elementary School Bans Valentine’s Day Because It’s Offensive to Muslims! 

  
Using the term “Valentines Day” can be a little misleading because we forget the word “Saint” which should go before the name “Valentine.” Even though a popular secular practice, Saint Valentine’s Day is very much a part of Christian culture. 
Saint Valentine was an early church Saint who lost his life after ministering illegally to Christians in Rome, as well as, perhaps performing outlawed Christian marriage ceremonies. It is rumored that he befriended, perhaps romantically, a young woman and gave her a letter prior to his death signed “your Valentine.”

In 18th century England during a period when romance and courtship were especially popular, young couples began expressing love for one another through handwritten notes, called valentines, and by the giving of roses and other treats. By the 19th century commercial valentines cards became available and the western tradition of Valentine’s Day was firmly established. 

Now, for some young children, they have been forbidden from celebrating this traditional holiday at their school so as not to “offend Muslims” and other cultures. Muslims ban Valentine’s Day in areas of the world where they are in control. Who now controls our schools? Why must our culture, our heritage and our Christian traditions be pushed aside in our own countries so as not to “offend” someone with something as benign as a Valentine’s Day card?
Here’s a better idea… If you are offended by SAINT Valentine’s Day, get the heck out of my country. You don’t belong here. 
Read the full story and the list of other banned holidays such as Halloween and Christmas,  here.

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The Feast of St. Lydia the First European Christian 

January 27th is the liturgical feast day of St. Lydia. Lydia is the precious woman who was the first European to accept Christ and bring His blessing and knowledge upon our people.
   
    
 

“Lydia of Thyatira is a woman mentioned in the New Testament who is regarded as the first documented convert to Christianity in Europe. Several Christian denominations have designated her a saint…
All Christian denominations recognized Lydia of Thyatira as a saint, though her feast day varies greatly. In the Catholic Church, her feast day is August 3rd.[10][11] The Episcopal Church honors St. Lydia along with Sts. Dorcas and Phoebe with a feast day in its liturgical calendar on January 27, the day after the remembrance of the early male missionaries Timothy, Titus and Silas, and two days after the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.[12] Therefore, she is on that date.

Eastern Orthodox Churches remember Lydia on various days, with some jurisdictions remembering her twice during a liturgical year. Many Eastern Orthodox churches, including the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, remember St. Lydia on May 20. However, some divisions of the Russian Orthodox Church (other than the Orthodox Church in America) observe both June 25 and March 27 as her feast days.In other Eastern Orthodox Churches.

The Lutheran community is also divided. The ELCA commemorates Sts. Lydia, Dorcas and Phoebe on January 27,while the LCMS celebrates the three women on October 25.”

-Source: Wikipedia 

Take a moment of prayer or of family conversation to talk about Lydia, her brave choice to follow Christ and its impact on the salvation of our people. 

Fairy Tales Bringing Europe to Christ 

  
The Brothers Grimm published their famous fairy tales in 1812 which may lead us to believe that the classic fairytales we have all come to know and love are more modern inventions, perhaps a few hundred years, maybe even 500 years, but certainly not predating Christ or Christianity. Surely, any Christian elements in these tales must post date Christianity’s arrival into Europe. 

Recent linguistic evidence however has found that European Fairy Tales, such as the ones written down by the Brothers Grimm, are 5,000 years old! This information published in Royal Society Open Science lends credence to a personal theory I have held for years.
Europe seemed remarkably ready for Christ’s teachings when they arrived. True, many were converted by influence, both positive and negative, from the royalty and many converted on pain of death, but Christianity has not flourished anywhere in the world like it has in Europe, including even in its birth place of the Middle East. 

Christianity and Europeans seemed made for each other, a glorious marriage. Under Christianity Europe has thrived. During the christianizing Middle Ages art and technology expounded rapidly, giving us the iron plow, gravity propelled water mills, wind mills powering water pumps, gothic cathedrals and written music. 

Other societies in Europe had made huge technological and artistic leaps before the Middle Ages, Greece of course being the most dominant force but when we take a look at Ancient Greece we find that they too seemed primed for Christianity. 

In Greece the intellectual elite paid little credence to the pagan gods but rather came to a conclusion about God based on logical dedication. This God, first proposed by Plato, was a God very similar to the Christian God. Unlike the pagan gods, Plato’s God was one of monotheism. He had created the universe and had control over all things (though Plato thought he stood back and did not exercise that control).

This very Christian-like concept of God led Clement of Alexander to remark that Greek philosophy was a school master meant to bring the Greeks to Christ just as the Old Testament had meant to bring the Jews. 

In Western European, Scandinavian and British Isles fairy tales we also find a school master. Within many of these stories are reoccurring themes of good verses evil, commandments, proper behavior, etc. We see characters fall into sin, fail to admit to that sin, and approach death only to find redemption in confession and then intervention from an other worldly/magical source. 

I would theorize that just as Greek theology was a school master meant to bring the Greeks, and other parts of Eastern Europe, to Christ, so were the lovely fairy tales of our Northern and Western European people a school master which prepared the loveliest of brides, Europe, for her bridegroom, Christ. 

Happy Robert E Lee Day! 

  
Celebrate the original southern gentleman with this great holiday/pallet cleanser from the 3 day weekend of communism that just passed us by 😆

Robert E Lee was born on January 19th, 1807. He married the granddaughter of Martha and George Washington and together they had 7 children! 

Robert E Lee was offered the position of the head of the Union Army first, however he told President Lincoln, “No, thank you.” and instead lead the Confederate Army which his home state of Virgina was a part of. 
Though the Confederate Army eventually lost the war, Lee commanded what is known as the greatest battle victory during the Civil War when he defeated the Union army at the Battle of Chancellorsville in May of 1863. 
Source: Civil-War-Facts.com

 

Alternatives to MLK Day

For many of us we feel uncomfortable celebrating Mrtin Luther King Jr day. We have done the research and we know that the famed MLK was a communist, who kept the company of prostitutes and plagerized his “I Have A Dream Speech” from Archibald Carey. 

So tomorrow while the rest of America is celebrating MLK we can use this time off to celebrate some of our heroes, heroes of the European people. Heroes who liberated our ancestors from the slavery of Arab rule in Europe. Here are some suggestions of historical figures along with coloring pages you can print out for your kids.

  

Godfrey had the dream that Jerusalem would be liberated from crushing Muslim rule and that the mass slaughter of Christian pilgrims would end. He saw that dream come true when he led the first crusade and retook Jerusalem.

Godfrey of Bouillon (1060 – 1100) was a medieval Frankish knight who was one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096. He was the Lord of Bouillon from 1076 as well as the Duke of Lower Lorraine from 1087. After the successful crusade to Jerusalem in 1099, Godfrey became the first Christian ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem after the Muslim explosion. He did not want to be called King, because he believed that the true King of Jerusalem was Christ. He used instead the title Advocate (protector or defender) of the Holy Sepulchre (Latin: Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri). 
  

Charles Martel was the prince and duke of the Franks. He was born sometime in the 680s and died in 741. Charles united Gaul and most importantly beat back the Arab forces that were advancing into Western Europe. At the famous Battle of Tours he showed great leadership and skill and liberated Europe from the oppression and brutality of Arab invasion.
  

Alexander II, 1818 – 1881, was the Emperor of Russia. He was also the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Finland. Alexander was the most successful Russian reformer since Peter the Great. His most important achievement was the emancipation of serfs in 1861, for which he became known as Alexander the Liberator. Living up to his liberator title he went on to give indepedance to Finnland and to kick the Muslims out of Bulgaria, freeing the Bulgarians from brutal Arab oppression they had suffered for 500 years. 

Nancy Drew Will Not Be White

 

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Glenn Geller, the president of CBS Entertainment, told The Hollywood Reporter recently that the network is developing a new series starring Nancy Drew as a 30-something NYPD detective, with one major change to the strawberry-blonde, blue-eyed heroine: “She is diverse, that is the way she is written … [She will] not [be] Caucasian. I’d be open to any ethnicity.”

From this one statement pulled from The Atlantic shows us two things. First, popular culture has no respect for white, European, culture or traditions. They will take anything we have produced, especially our cultural stories like Nancy Drew, and change them, erase us from our own history. Second, they do not consider Caucasian to be an ethnicity. They specifically say “open to any ethnicity” but “She will not be Caucasian.”

They’ve erased us twice, and people rejoice over the “progress.”