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Guess what!  I got another Maly newsletter in my email.  Ummm I'm only skimming that first bit - but it looks like the Maly's helped someone get medical care.  In Mexico.  And Back Pain - spiritual warfare (funny in my case it is degenerating discs)

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Dear Friends,
 
Greetings from the Mally family and Bright Lights staff. 
 
Crossing into Mexico and Angelic Protection (By Sarah Mally)

I was a little nervous and very tired last week as I was about to cross into Mexico. However, my exhaustion turned into excitement after a short encounter with new friends whom God used in a unique way. But let me back up …  
 
About ten days ago, we were in Phoenix, leading a “Speak Truth in Your Heart” conference. Simultaneously, we kept receiving urgent updates about our friend battling cancer.
 
You may remember that about a year ago, we shared the story in our newsletter of a good friend who has been struggling with cancer. (See here and here.) She is a new believer from the Middle East, and is the only Christian in her family.
 
Last month she decided that she wanted to go to a clinic in Mexico, but this seemed impossible for many reasons. However, through a “chance” lunch with a stranger, God put us in contact with a Christian man in San Diego who had been cured of cancer at a Tijuana clinic. He and his wife offered to pick her up at the airport and stay with her at the clinic for her three weeks of treatment. We were amazed! Another Christian couple from San Diego, whom we didn’t know, offered to lodge her sister who had flown in, but could not go into Mexico because of her visa. But all was not actually in place yet. God had other faith stretching plans for everybody. After arrival in Tijuana, the first Christian couple found they were unable to stay—and the drama intensified. Our friend was therefore left sick and alone in a foreign country, separated by borders, with no family, no friends, countless medical decisions, and barely the strength to even think. She immediately needed a 24/7 caregiver to be with her if she was to stay at the clinic. Her brother living in Toronto instantly flew to be with her. But, also due to visa issues, he was not allowed out of the airport in Mexico city! He had to fly home. 
 
We had almost no contacts in that area, and everyone felt helpless regarding what to do for her! Though the situation felt hopeless, those who know the Lord also understand that it’s in those “impossible” times that the curtains are drawn back, and HIS power and faithfulness is showcased to the world. “Those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You” (Psalm 9:10).
 
Since we were in Phoenix already, and less than 400 miles from Tijuana, Haley Skrnich and I decided to see if we could change our flight tickets and go be with her for several days as soon as the conference was over. (Grace and Nickie’s passports were expired.) We did not view it as a coincidence that one of our conference hostesses (Cati Stokes) is the wife of a Southwest pilot and happily arranged free flights for us! Yet, there were still other issues to work out. We were told that it was not wise or safe for two girls to cross the border into Mexico alone. How would we safely travel from the San Diego airport to the Tijuana clinic?
 
It was Saturday. We’d be traveling to Tijuana the very next day. Grace sat in the back of the auditorium during the Bright Lights conference, emailing any contacts she could think of for help. We praised God that Living Waters / The Way of the Master instantly replied and put us in contact with Miguel Esparza coordinator of their Spanish Outreach headquartered in San Diego.  Miguel immediately volunteered to pick us up from the airport and drive us right to the clinic.
 
“As soon as I heard about this need,” Miguel told us, “I believed the Lord wanted me to help.”
 
Haley and I were exhausted from the conference, worried about our friend, and concerned about logistics. Miguel and his wife were like cool water in the desert. Miguel picked us up at the airport, and as he drove, he shared something interesting with us:
 
“Last night, in the middle of the night, I had back pain. I have never had back pain before, and it was so intense I could not get out of bed. Right away I felt like it was something ‘spiritual’ going on. I felt it was spiritual attack related to your friend. I knew I needed to pray. I started praying for your friend, for safety for you as you travel, and for others. My wife and I prayed together fervently for an hour and a half.” He said that it was not normal for them to pray together in the middle of the night like that. 
 
When we arrived at his house, his wife, Erica, had more of the story to share. “Last night, I was dreaming that my husband was having back pain,” she explained. “Then I woke up and realized it was actually happening. The two of us began to pray together. As we were praying, I felt an excitement come on me that I have never felt before. This might sound crazy,” she said, “but I felt like there were going to be angels coming with you.”
 
Haley and I looked at each other and laughed. “Well, there are a lot of people praying for us!” I said. “It is so comforting to know that there are angels with us!”
 
“I have never entertained angels before!” she exclaimed with a smile.
 
We laughed again. Miguel and Erica prayed with us before taking us to the clinic. Haley and I had been feeling emotionally drained and depleted, but now we were rejuvenated, encouraged, and reminded that God was sending us for a specific reason. 
 
I sent an email home to my family explaining about our encouraging visit with Miguel and Erica. I received an email back from my dad. He wrote, “Yesterday morning as I was praying and very concerned about your safety in Tijuana and also the importance of the ministry to [our friend]. I prayed for three things. I prayed that the Lord would blind evil men so that the two of you would go to Tijuana totally unnoticed. Second I prayed that the Lord would send His angel ahead of you and make your mission successful in mighty and miraculous ways. And third I prayed that the Lord would surround you with His heavenly host. I prayed that they would escort you there and back with their impenetrable protection. It sounds like the Lord instituted that request and He didn’t wait to start it at the border …” 
 
We know that angels are “ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation” (Hebrews 1:14). But the fact that Miguel “escorted” us to the clinic, after fighting for us in prayer in the night, reminded us that Miguel and Erica were also some of the “angels” God had provided! Not only did Miguel and Erica’s joyful hospitality help and encourage us, it lifted the spirits of dozens of friends of ours who were anxiously praying for God’s provision of help.
 
Once in Mexico, Haley and I were thrilled for the many opportunities the Lord gave us not just to minister to our friend, but with other patients at the clinic. We got to know most of the patients and their families, all of whom were hurting but willing to talk. Nearly every conversation easily transitioned to spiritual things. We were able to pray with people, give out cards, tracts and books. We are home again now, but are thankful that some other believers have flown out to be with our friend (and they are following-up with many other patients as well).
 
We don’t know the end of this story, but we are praying for God to continue His miraculous working for His glory! “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Eph. 6:12).
 
Thank you to all who have been praying. God has opened many doors for the gospel through our friend’s life and the faithfulness of many believers in this unfolding drama. 

Office News

Speak Truth in Your Heart Conference
The conference in the Phoenix area was a very encouraging time. See a report on Grace Notes here. We also have “Speak Truth in Your Heart” conferences scheduled for Mexico (February) and Council Bluffs, Iowa (March). 

Bright Lights Leaders Encouragement Retreats
Haley Skrnich and Emily Selander have spent hours this year praying, planning, and coordinating these retreats for Bright Lights leaders. This has been a huge blessing both to us, and to the Bright Lights leaders who have been refreshed and rejuvenated by attending one of these regional retreats. There are still several more coming up in Washington and California, and other locations to be announced.  

Prayer Requests

Our Friend with Cancer (mentioned in the article above) 
Pray for healing for her, for peace as she trusts God’s will, and for her testimony to her family.

Our Winter Projects:
- Sarah’s book on the topic of “Speaking Truth in Your Heart”
- Light Shop Set 2 which our dad is working on
- Video series which will go along with the Will Our Generation Speak? Book and Study Guide and Handbook. Grace and Nickie have already interviewed several Christian leaders about witnessing, and now they are focusing their efforts on getting witnessing footage to give viewers a taste of witnessing conversations.
Pray that we, like Nehemiah, would be able to discern and avoid distractions from the work, as well as that which is “secondary,” and not top priority.

Online Resource of the Month – Mr. Mally’s Christmas Cards
A couple years ago at Christmas, my dad surprised us with some special Christmas cards he designed. They feature a camel, donkey, and a family of sheep, and their unique perspective about the Christmas story. :-) Each one has an important message, and we think they are a useful tool in drawing the attention of unbelieving friends and family to truths about the coming of Christ.
 
These cards are available on our online store this month for $7.00 a box (retail is $10.00). No promocode needed.

As you think about Christmas ministry for this year, one idea to consider is writing a Christmas family newsletter which includes a gospel message. When you include a newsletter along with a Christmas card, there is so much more opportunity for sharing about the Lord. Below are a few ideas of how to write a newsletter that friends and relatives will find interesting:

Write a short story of something that happened in your family this past year (such as an answer to prayer). If possible, include some dialog to make it more interesting. 

Remember that a small story (such as a humorous conversation between two of your children) can be just as interesting as a big dramatic story if it’s well-written.

Make a point from the story, such as a simple lesson or reminder. Then transition to the gospel and include a few Scripture verses.

Keep it short and concise, and be careful not to come across as “braggy.”

Free Shipping

We are giving free media mail shipping on our online store from now until Christmas. Offer is good through December 25th, 2016. Use promo code: shipping2016 (Please note: this does not apply to International orders or orders placed using the Bright Lights Leaders Discount pricing.) 
 
Upcoming Schedule

February 3-4, 2017 – Speak Truth in Your Heart Conference (Camp Berea, Morelia, Mexico)

March 3-4, 2017 – Speak Truth in Your Heart Conference (Council Bluffs, IA)

March 31-April 1, 2017 – APACHE Homeschool Convention (Peoria, IL)

April 7-8 – Answers for Women Conference (Florence, KY, Answers in Genesis)

June 2-3, 2017 – CHAP Homeschool Convention (Lancaster, PA)

God bless you and your families!
 
The Mally Family and Bright Lights Staff
Tomorrow's Forefathers, Inc.
945 7th Ave
Marion, Iowa 52302

 

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Jasmar
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How do we apply this verse in twenty-first century America?

You don't. It was for umpteenth-century BC, pre-Israel Jews. Moron.

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Lurky
On 11/11/2015 at 4:37 PM, Palimpsest said:

It seems to me that Sarah and Grace are allowed quite a lot of independence for their ministry.  Independence that they do not recommend to the girls that end up in Bright Lights.

Isn't it always the way?  Lori says women shouldn't teach, too - there are tons of examples of special women who are exceptions to their rules (while 45 year old women have to have men sign to say they're allowed to join their movement.

And @Palimpsest, that video!  So much low-key British polite-snark, starting with "I can't speak for all the British people" - and the fact that dumb girl isn't picking up their messages at all!  They're all being very polite to a sweet, clueless American, who's trying to lead them in their answers, and they're being really nice to her, because she's young and seems innocent. 

The guy in the red jacket is cracking me up with his facial expressions.    That trio are totally being polite while being caught, thinking they were helping a little girl, and then getting proselytised at.  Love the fact the Americans heard "that's very interesting" as "please continue", when I would bet cash money they meant it as "I disagree with you, but I'm not going to argue with you about that" (I'm reminded of 'What British people say, and what other people hear') (that chart was made as a joke, but there's a lot of truth in it!)

 

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clueliss

Bright Lights is filled with defer to your father crap.  Even as a leader.  

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Four is Enough

Sorry, had to skim, couldn't read drivel this early in the morning. 

But I will ask you this. Does God ever use anyone in a "mundane" way? Rather than a "unique" or "miraculous" way?

I'd say, of course he does. But these "precious" people are always adding adjectives where they're not needed.

 

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VooDooChild

Oh goody!  Another rabbit hole.  After I finish my papers though.  Or when I need a break from writing such papers (Don't wanna do the papers).  I did listen to a few seconds of the Save the Brits!! video, and.....isn't she precious!  I really want to brush her hair.

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BlackberryGirl

I had to skim.. Doesn't this woman EVER shut up? Can you imagine the verbal diahrea?

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clueliss

I've had to listen to audio tapes of Sarah and Grace.  Grace makes me want to stab my ears.  

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Palimpsest
8 hours ago, Lurky said:

(I'm reminded of 'What British people say, and what other people hear') (that chart was made as a joke, but there's a lot of truth in it!)

:laughing-jumpingpurple:I've lived in the US for years and I still get into trouble for a few of those.  "I'll bear it in mind" to me means "this discussion is over and I totally disagree with you" though.

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formergothardite
33 minutes ago, BlackberryGirl said:

Doesn't this woman EVER shut up?

No. She is truly insufferable. 

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dairyfreelife
9 hours ago, Lurky said:

The guy in the red jacket is cracking me up with his facial expressions.    That trio are totally being polite while being caught, thinking they were helping a little girl, and then getting proselytised at.  Love the fact the Americans heard "that's very interesting" as "please continue", when I would bet cash money they meant it as "I disagree with you, but I'm not going to argue with you about that" (I'm reminded of 'What British people say, and what other people hear') (that chart was made as a joke, but there's a lot of truth in it!)

 

Well, I'm American, never been to the UK and I've said "that's very interesting" while meaning what you said, "I disagree, but not willing to argue." So, here, with that statement, I don't think it's an American thing, I think that one is more of a sheltered fundie thing. 

I seriously think the Mally children lack the ability to understand social cues regardless of where they are as they don't seem better with Americans either in this regard. 

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5 hours ago, clueliss said:

Bright Lights is filled with defer to your father crap.  Even as a leader.  

So, basically, women can become leaders, just not leader leaders. Also, I'm looking through the online store linked from the group's website and just... wow.  :brainbleach:

8 hours ago, Lurky said:

Isn't it always the way?  Lori says women shouldn't teach, too - there are tons of examples of special women who are exceptions to their rules (while 45 year old women have to have men sign to say they're allowed to join their movement.

 

Yep. It must be nice to be special enough to flout the rules while you benefit financially from lecturing others on them. I was going to make some joke about how I'm stuck working an evil, heathen, secular full-time job just like my headship does. But I can't joke because I do find work (as well as just having the option to work outside the home) fulfilling in many ways! 

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@Palimpsest I got into tons of trouble when I sent that to my bestie Down Under, who hadn't realised I'd been using some of those, but especially "can we consider other opinions", or "Oh, interesting, what makes you think that?".  I had to explain that sometimes I meant it like it sounds, but sometimes I didn't...

(My partner's very German boss has the chart above her computer - and a general attitude of "why don't you just say what you mean?????")

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clueliss

What I find - in even some mainstream churches - is women can lead so long as it is leading women or leading/teaching kids. 

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The Mallies promote extreme purity teaching ie. emotional purity. Personally, I found it to have devastating psychosocial effects. They teach you never to be anything more than casual (read: aloof) with guys, never to get into friendships because you can get your heart tangled up. Up till today I can't talk to guys unawkwardly... can't even imagine getting into a friendship let alone a relationship. I used to be in deadly fear of speaking to guys and felt condemned and sinful over having crushes... talk about extreme repression. :( 

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Lurky

@Bretta I'm so sorry you went through that, it's awful - but always important to share the real harm Fundamentalism does, so thank you.

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8 hours ago, Lurky said:

@Bretta I'm so sorry you went through that, it's awful - but always important to share the real harm Fundamentalism does, so thank you.

Thanks. Well that's what FJ is for!

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clueliss

And it's December.  That means another Tomorrow's Forefather's email/newsletter.

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Dear Friends,
 
Greetings from the Mally family and Bright Lights staff. 

Finding Joy in Unsolved Problems (By Grace Mally)
Our lives are filled with “problems”— big and small. Right?! Sometimes I subconsciously think, “Once this problem is resolved, then I can rest and have joy again.” But that is an unbiblical way to think. According to Scripture, trials themselves are supposed to be a trigger to rejoice. “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials” (James 1:2).
 
I’ve been blessed by reminding myself not to place my hope in finding resolution to my problems, but rather in finding Jesus as my hiding place in the problem. Many of our troubles are actually treasures as they tie the strings of our heart with His. We find Him to be the cure for our heart’s distress, satisfaction to our heart’s longings, and peace for our heart’s confusion. Therefore, if my “problem” isn’t going away in the timeframe that I would like, I can choose to rejoice in the UNSOLVED problem. Because I have Jesus.
 
Secondly, I ask myself: Why should I despise the chisel that God is using to conform me to Christ-likeness? Am I forgetting that God works THROUGH sticky and complicated situations to form our hearts? Shouldn’t I rather be thanking God for this?! I could be bringing pleasure to the heart of Jesus right now by thanking Him for this pain I feel—or I could forfeit that opportunity.
 
Earthly problems have a way of stripping away our affections for this earth. They force us to ask big questions, such as, “What do I really want? Earthly peace and no problems, or … Christ?” (Philippians 3:8). “Ease and comfort, or … the endurance and character that sufferings produce?” (“We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope”  Romans 5:3-4).
 
Christmas is a festive time where everyone wants to feel happy. But let’s not forget that real joy does not come from circumstances! It comes from knowing the Christ of Christmas. Because of Jesus, our joy can override our difficulties. It’s because we care primarily about His agenda, not ours. We are joyful when HIS purposes are fulfilled.
 
If you are in the middle of a trial, remember that you can have joy, right now, even in the confusion, even in the unresolved problem, even in the pain. Why? Because God says to! (James 1:2) Also, because IN HIS PRESENCE is fullness of joy. In fact, I believe this is one reason the Lord allows painful trials and frustrations: difficult circumstances drive us to spend more time in His presence, and in seeking Him we find joy! When we rejoice, Satan’s attempts to discourage us backfire, and the Lord receives more glory as His children “sing in the prison.”
 
Office News:

2017 Bright Lights Conference Schedule
We are currently scheduling Bright Lights conferences for summer and fall of 2017. If you would like to host one in your area, please contact Nickie at [email protected] 
 

Report of Witnessing to Protesters at the Ark Encounter
Grace continues to update the blog as she has time. She recently wrote about the exciting opportunity we had to talk with the group of atheists protesting the Ark Encounter on opening day. There was a lot of interesting dialogue! Grace shares how we saw the Lord working. See blog post here.
 

Evangelism Youth Retreat
In January, we will be speaking at the New Covenant Bible Church winter youth retreat, led by Mark Forstrom. Mark makes this event an intense time for the teens each year, including a 24-hour fast with an emphasis on time in the Word and prayer. It is for those who are serious about growing in the Lord! Evangelism training will be a major focus. To end the retreat, we will all go out to parks and malls to share the gospel.
 

Christmas Witnessing Questions
Grace is posting “25 Witnessing Questions” on the Will Our Generation Speak Facebook page—one each day until Christmas. These questions are for use in initiating gospel discussions with friends, strangers, relatives, and coworkers. If you don’t use Facebook but would like to see these questions, email her at [email protected]

Prayer Requests:

Evangelism at Christmas Town
Grace will be working at the Creation Museum from December 16-29th during Christmas Town. Thousands of people will be coming through Christmas Town, many of whom will be unbelievers. Grace will be on a team, led by Tony Ramsek, taking surveys. They will be asking the guests questions about their Christmas Town experience, and questions about the gospel. Please pray “that God will open up [to Grace and the team] a door for the word, so that [they] may speak forth the mystery of Christ 
 

Speak Truth in Your Heart Conference in Mexico
We are looking forward to returning to Camp Berea near Morelia, Mexico to speak to a group of moms and daughters in February. Pray that many young ladies will be encouraged and challenged in their walks with Jesus Christ! Pray also that more Bright Lights groups would start in Mexico.
 

Christmas Ministry
Pray for fruitful Christmas ministry for Christian families across the world. In many ways Christmas is the very best time of year for reaching out to friends, neighbors, relatives, International students, and strangers with the gospel. With Christmas on people’s minds there are many ways to springboard into conversations about the gospel. Also, Christmas can provide a great “reason” to have people over who may not otherwise come into our homes. 

One Christmas resource that we recommend your family use is this “one-page scroll,” containing the Christmas account from the Bible (including portions from Isaiah, Matthew, Luke and John). You can download it free here and print your own. After you print it, you can roll it up like a little scroll and tie it with a ribbon. When we give it to people, we often say, “Here is the Christmas story from the Bible for your family to read this year.” People usually receive it as a gift and seem happy to take it.

Online Resource of the Month – 50% off Let My Life Be a Light CD and Songbooks 

The Let My Life Be a Light CD contains many of our favorite songs in Bright Lights. Vocals are provided by the Wissmann sisters. Songs are accompanied by harp, cello, violin, flute, guitar, bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, and keyboard.
 

The Bright Lights Songbook, includes all the songs from Let My Life Be a Light and several others. It contains the piano accompaniment, guitar chords, words, and melody line for each of the songs, with vocal harmony added to several of the songs. Piano arrangements are written at an intermediate to advanced level.
 

The Simplified Songbook includes all the same songs arranged for beginning and intermediate pianists. It is a great resource for piano teachers. 
 

These resources are available on our online store this month for 50% off ($6 each). No promocode is needed. 

Free Shipping
We are giving free USPS Media Mail shipping on our online store from now until Christmas. Offer is good through December 25th, 2016. To get free shipping, use this promo code: shipping2016 (Please note: This does not apply to International orders or orders placed using the Bright Lights Leaders Discount pricing.)

Upcoming Speaking Schedule:

January 27-29, 2017 – Evangelism Youth Retreat hosted by New Covenant Bible Church  (Camp Wapsie, Coggon, IA)

February 2-5, 2017 – Speak Truth in Your Heart Conference (Camp Berea, Morelia, Mexico)

March 3-4, 2017 – Speak Truth in Your Heart Conference (Council Bluffs, IA)

March 31-April 1, 2017 – APACHE Homeschool Convention (Peoria, IL)

April 7-8 – Answers for Women Conference (Florence, KY, Answers in Genesis)

June 2-3, 2017 – CHAP Homeschool Convention (Lancaster, PA)

August 10-14, 2017 – Creation Evangelism Training Camp (Willowbrook Bible Camp, Des Moines Iowa)

God bless you and your families!
 
The Mally Family and Bright Lights Staff, 

Tomorrow's Forefathers, Inc.
 

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And the link to the blog entry mentioned above about witnessing to Ark Portesters.  (thanks ofr letting us know that people are protesting said Ark)



http://tomorrowsforefathers.com/gracenotes/?p=16547

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I don't think it's the ark they were protesting. It's the fact that tax dollars were spent on it. I have to admit to not reading the entire long post, but it sounded like the Mallys were trying to argue the existence of God, when what it looks like they were actually protesting is lack of separation of church and state.

Not sure I agree with the warning labels on the cookies, though. Did they think the creationists would Posion them?

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4 hours ago, Trynn said:

I don't think it's the ark they were protesting. It's the fact that tax dollars were spent on it. I have to admit to not reading the entire long post, but it sounded like the Mallys were trying to argue the existence of God, when what it looks like they were actually protesting is lack of separation of church and state.

I'm guessing this is what they were protesting about? http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/11/11/what-ken-ham-isnt-telling-you-about-ark-encounter-funding/

If that's the case, it's probably just much more convenient to explain away protestors' motivations as misguided ideas about God/Christianity/Christians. People can be won over and their opinions changed, but tax situations are something that could be examined and ruled concretely legal or illegal no matter how the parties involved feel about an outcome.

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Palimpsest
18 minutes ago, December said:

It was.  

But in my dreams I'd like to take a public middle-school group through the Ark Encounter and ask them to list all the idiocies they see.

It might only take 3 minutes to get thrown out if they share their thoughts out loud. :)

 

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On 11/14/2016 at 0:03 PM, dairyfreelife said:

Well, I'm American, never been to the UK and I've said "that's very interesting" while meaning what you said, "I disagree, but not willing to argue." So, here, with that statement, I don't think it's an American thing, I think that one is more of a sheltered fundie thing. 

 

I learned to say "you've given me a lot to think about," as a closer. As I told my high school students, that allows me to politely go off and think, "You're an idiot," without starting a fight. It also allows time for the possible realization that the person actually did have a point. That does sometimes happen, and with kids in the throes of adolescent self-absorption, it would be good if it happened more.

Come to think about it, as I move toward the stage of elderly self-absorption, I should maybe revive that phrase. I used to just cringe at the older friends and relatives barreling over everyone else's feelings and opinions. I swore I would never be that person.,....

 

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clueliss

Guess what!  


Yup - I got another Maly/Bright Lights Email.  

Looks like they want to train folks for witnessing at the Iowa State Fair this year.  Pardon me while I barf.  

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Hello Bright Lights Leaders!
 
We wanted to invite each of you and your families to the Witnessing Training Camp that we are running in Des Moines, Iowa, on August 10-14, 2017. The camp will include several sessions of witnessing training, fellowship, and hands-on practice as we apply what we are learning daily at the Answers in Genesis gospel booth at the Iowa State Fair.
 
We ran this camp last year and we were delighted by all the Lord did.  More information will be coming soon, but for now we just wanted to share about the opportunity and the dates, as I know many of your families are likely planning your summers already.
 
Here’s a preliminary promotional video for the camp that I put together to be shown at the Bright Lights LERs (Leaders Encouragement Retreats) that took place around the country last fall. I will be making another promotional video in the near future, but I wanted to send this one out for now to all of you Bright Lights leaders.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions!
 
Because He is Faithful,
Grace
 
P.S. We also have a smaller training and outreach at the Tulip Festival in Pella, Iowa this April and May, where all are welcome to join. See more info here. 
 
Bright Lights | Will Our Generation Speak?

www.willourgenerationspeak.com

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NachosFlandersStyle

They (or others in their group; I've never noticed anyone I "recognize") run this booth every year, for as far back as I can remember. It's in the Varied Industries Building, where the fair offers space for college recruiters, local tourism boards, companies selling hot tubs and vinyl siding, etc.  Funnily enough their regular space is right across from the big voter registration booth that the Iowa Democratic Party always runs. I don't recall ever seeing a particularly engaged or earnest crowd stopping at the creationist booth, but I've taken some of their loony tracts before.

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GeoBQn

I went to the Iowa State Fair a few times while living there, but I avoided that area after the first year.  One of the benefits of moving away from Eastern Iowa--never having to worry about getting ambushed by the Mallys in public.

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