Medical Malpractice To Those Who Do Not Abuse Opiates.

May 24, 2018

I am not unconcerned for the drug addiction epidemic in our country or for those who are addicted. However, I must speak up for those, like me, who responsibly take drugs like Xanex for medicinal reasons (like a diabetic who takes insulin) and NOT to get a “high”. My friend of 55+ years, a retired nurse of 84 wise years, with whom we keep our friendship thriving, though she has lived in Colorado the last 45 years, had this to say after her “yearly update” email of last week and my “update reply”.

“Sorry about the delay responding to your email. It sounds like you’ve
been dealing with some complicated health issues resulting from some
complicated turmoil during the process of wanting to be healthy..

Thank goodness things seem to be working out now, but with such chaos
that never should have taken place. I’m sorry you had such an ordeal.
Now that things appear to be working out for you, let’s hope and let’s
pray all shall be well and that you will be feeling tip top, minus the
outrageous costs involved getting there.

Undoubtedly, our health system is out of order. The financial aspects of
it are beyond reason. The focus on opiates, which sounds like a good
thing, is actually creating new problems affecting so many people. Not
very long ago, those dealing with pain in their lives were encouraged to
use opiates, often in prescribed increasing dosages, by doctors and
their “benefactors”, the pharmaceutical companies, who are known to
encourage doctors to push their products. My oh my.

One of my friends recently had shoulder surgery and found the prescribed
pain medicine he was given wasn’t helping much, particularly when he was
undergoing physical therapy. He was told, “Your pain isn’t as bad as you
think it is.” Egads!!! Is this what our health system has come to? This
same fellow with the shoulder pain had been wounded in combat in Vietnam
when a Medic.

Let’s hope a compassionate and sensible resolution is in sight…an
affordable one too.”

 

I hope this reaches the DEA, our Government Officials, Medical Doctors, Pharmacies and all who are being treated like addicts when WE ARE NOT!!

 

 

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Right Wing Conservative Christian Confusion.

May 10, 2018

Have you ever noticed that right wing, conservative Christians quote more from the letters of Paul when it comes to the issues of homosexuality and women’s submission to men “as their head” than they do from the Gospel of Jesus? It is as if the “gospel of Paul”, who doubtlessly preaches salvation through Christ, is more important. Let us remember that not every book of the Bible carries equal weight.

Take a sample read of my book and see how Right Wing Christians misuse the “clobber passages” and the Creation Account to justify their prejudice.

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People of Grace: Anti-Gay Cult

February 12, 2018

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Watch out for this pseudo christian cult. I’ve read his book; been Facebook friends with him; debated for hours. He’s another casualty of anti-gay theology because he believed the anti-gay propaganda! Want to avoid this “cancerous theology” order https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed…

June 12, 2015 Jason tesch Scott Barefoot I grew-up in a conservative Christian (Lutheran – WELS) home, and during my teenage years began struggling with same-sex-attractions. That subsequently led to me choosing to embrace-live a homosexual lifestyle for over a decade beginning in my early 20s. By…
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Gay Affirming Speaker/Counselor: Port Jefferson, NY area.

January 28, 2018

MEMOIRS OF A  CHRISTIAN, GAY AFFIRMING LESBIAN

 

                       “IS GOD A GAY BASHER?” 

 

Available on Amazon                            Jan Liebegott

 

Contact on Facebook for Speaking Engagements or Counseling. 

 

Located in Port Jefferson, NY area.

Beware of Christians Who Say The Bible Is “Clear” on Homosexuality Being A Sin!

January 16, 2018

 

“Is God A Gay Basher?”  Memoirs of a Christian, gay affirming lesbian explains why.

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God’s Unconditional Love

January 14, 2018

Many people, probably even many Christians, think God’s love is unconditional. And insofar as God extends his love to all people without distinction, it is true.  However, to preach that God’s love will save one to Eternal Life in Heaven, without conditions, is not Scriptural.  Now, if one does not believe in God you may hear, as I did from a beloved person, “IF God exists, He loves me and will save me.”  Not true.  We are ALL saved by God’s Grace IF WE REPENT!  Repent means to turn to God, worship Him as our Creator and Savior and confess before Him that we are sinners in need of a Savior; that being Jesus!  This is the GRACE of God, that we do NOT deserve, but because of God’s LOVE we are given the gift of Eternal Life — IF WE WANT IT !!   God in the person of Jesus PAID the price of our entry into Heaven.  If you find yourself being turned away from Heaven (when you die), don’t blame God; don’t portray Him as a nasty, cruel tyrant who will send you to Hell if you don’t believe on Him (as many progressive Christians preach)!  If you go to Hell, blame yourself!  Mother Angelica, on her TV show was asked “why does a person go to Hell?”  She responded, “Because they chose to.”  Christian Church:  Stop preaching a one sided theology.  Jesus came to Earth full of Grace and Truth (Gospel of John, Chapter 1).  The Church MUST preach both, as Jesus did when He walked among us.

 

Is Trump Sent From God?

January 13, 2018

“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.  You will know them by their fruits.”  Matthew 7:15-16

 

“Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control”.  These are the fruits of the Spirit of God.  Galations 5:22

When judging anyone or anything we must DISCERN based on the “fruits of one’s labor”.   Though no human can perfect these “fruits”,  it is not difficult to discern those who are bearing good fruit from those who are not.

Think about it!  Is President Trump and his supporters bearing good fruit?

So Many Gay Affirming Books

November 28, 2017

 

I love the increase of Christian gay affirming books on homosexuality.  When I was growing up, there were NONE!  Yet, somehow, without them, I was able to wade through the anti-gay books and, more importantly, the Church’s condemnation of homosexuality, based on the Bible.  I had no formal theological schooling;  Each time I read those passages, I just could not see what I was feeling and, later, living, as sinful.  In recent years these new gay affirming books have come to reinforce what I always believed.  Sometimes they are a bit complicated, but they are a needed read along with my autobiography which takes you on my personal journey to peace with my homosexuality and with God, in a simple, easy to read format that delves deeply into the passages used to “clobber” gays.  Click below and get a free sample read.

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Clobbering Anti-Gay Theology 101

November 11, 2017

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Admonition To The Church

November 6, 2017

Admonition to the Church of Jesus the Christ (of which I am a member).

 

We, each of us who proclaim to be Christians, have got to take a good look at ourselves, individually and collectively and see how we have strayed from the Gospel of Jesus.

We ARE divided; we ARE not loving God or our neighbors as Jesus COMMANDED us to love.  We are arrogant, self-righteous hypocrites!  We have justified our sinful behavior by abusing the Word of God (and I do mean the Bible).  WE are NOT  “one Church united in Christ” and because of our extreme right wing conservative and extreme left wing progressive theologies we have driven people away from God by either giving God a bad reputation or watering down God’s authority.  Those who do not believe and those struggling with their faith are doing so because WE, the one Church of Jesus Christ, have failed!

We perceive and define God through OUR eyes and not through GOD’S eyes.  We have not “submitted our will to God’s Will”; we have not “denied ourselves and surrendered to God’s Will”.  We believe we have, but we fool ourselves.

This must stop.  We must pray God’s forgiveness and for His wisdom to see sin through HIS eyes of GRACE and TRUTH; not one or the other, but BOTH, for “Jesus walked among us “Full of Grace (i.e. Love) and Truth (i.e. we humans are sinners in need of a Savior”).

There is no good in any of us EXCEPT that which is given by God, IF we listen and we are not listening to God’s Holy Spirit as we ought.

If the church cannot get on the same page; if we continue to preach with such disagreement and confusion, we will continue to alienate people from the one and only God of Creation and Salvation.

WE MUST PRAY for each other and our selves to truly be united as the Church of Jesus the Christ as HE originally commanded us to be!

“3 things I pray:  See Thee more clearly, Love Thee more dearly, Follow Thee more nearly.”  Day by Day from Godspell.