Thursday, May 4, 2006

On our Way to Research Apostolic Fathers

by Steve Ray on May 4, 2006

 

Janet and I will board a plane in a few hours to fly to Turkey. We will land in Istanbul and sleep — then on to Adana, then a long drive to Antakya, which is ancient Antioch on the Syrian border. We will also visit Seleucia, the port St. Ignatius left from as a prisoner on his way to be eaten by lions in Rome..

Antioch is the home of Gentile Christianity and we were first called Christians there (Acts 11). We will be there to research Ignatius of Antioch the 3rd bishop following Peter and Evodius.

Then on to Ephesus where Justin Martyr taught and where Ignatius passed and wrote letters to the early believers. Then to Selcuk and Izmir (ancient Smyrna) where Polycarp was bishop and later burned in the coliseum.

Then to Lyon France to research Irenaeus and find his tomb before flying to Rome to study Justin Martyr, the death of Ignatius, the papacy and life of Clement and much more.

I think our Apostolic Fathers: Handing on the Faith will be one of my favorite documentaries and probably one of our most popular.

Keep us in your prayers. I will try to update the blog with our journeys and pictures.

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Ford Continues Supporting Gay Lifestyles

by Steve Ray on May 4, 2006

   

Donald E. Wildmon Founder and Chairman

   

May 4, 2006

Ford Headed Toward Bankruptcy, But Support Of Homosexual Groups Continues

Dear Steve,

Ford Motor Company continues to give money to help finance homosexual organizations pushing homosexual marriage. Chairman Bill Ford evidently is willing to take Ford into bankruptcy in order to continue support of homosexual groups and homosexual marriage. Ford's sales dropped 5% in March and 7% in April. Ford's stock has dropped more than 14% since the boycott began to the lowest price in nearly 20 years. Some feel the stock, now at $6.78, will be at $3 in a matter of months and are bailing out now rather than lose more money on Ford stock.Ford is a "Platinum Sponsor" of the Human Rights Campaign, a leading advocate of homosexual marriage. In order to be a "Platinum Sponsor" of HRC, Ford had to give HRC $150,000. Other homosexual organizations getting financial support from Ford include GLAAD, Michigan Pride, Triangle Foundation, GLSEN, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, and PFLAG to name only a few. In addition, Ford is a corporate sponsor of the 2006 GLAAD Media Awards in which homosexual groups honor companies which have helped them promote their agenda. While Ford helps groups promoting the homosexual lifestyle, Ford refuses to give to groups on the other side of the issue. Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX), an organization which helps those who want to come out of the homosexual lifestyle, applied for a grant from Ford. Ford refused to donate to PFOX. Ford dealer Dan Janssen told the Detroit News that the boycott was being felt. "It's something that's just kind of snowballing," Janssen said, adding that it is starting to hurt business. For more information on the boycott, visit BoycottFord.com.

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