free speech

Molestation of The Duck Dynasty: Homosexual activism and political correctness a wicked combination mix

Included in this posting: Mini commentary, pic with caption and related informational links below:

It is obvious what has taken place with the action directed against the Duck Dynasty celebrity. Homosexual activists squealed bloody murder to the A&E Network. Consequently A&E (on bended weak knees) complied with political correctness to the double standard First Amendment (bigoted) homosexual activists.

Please note the following article link to (help) understand why homosexual activism is rabidly rampant with the molestation of American free speech freedoms:

Why Divine Revelation (Scripture) condemns homosexuality. Why do homosexual activists become so upset when their lifestyle is called into question? –

It's a sad day for our United States when weak kneed politicians from both Houses of Congress tolerate the molesting lies of scandal ridden and ID fraud aka Obama. Yet, when a celebrity properly speaks his mind in free speech fashion; that man is "shot" down for exercising his God-given First Amendment rights.

It’s a sad day for our United States when weak kneed politicians from both Houses of Congress tolerate the molesting lies of scandal ridden ID fraud aka “Obama.” Yet, when a celebrity properly speaks his mind in free speech fashion; that man is “shot” down for exercising his God-given (free moral agency) First Amendment rights.

Related to the above:

A&E suspends ‘Duck Dynasty’ star for ‘unacceptable’ views on gays; conservatives rally –

Political Correctness –

Also related:


“A thinking person will question what he hears; examine what he sees; and evaluate what others would have him believe.”

“When did big government and its mainstream media tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?”

[Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel]


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Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel

Note:  Above pics and / or videos found on the web.    

The Celebration of Independence Day – A Short History

Independence Day –


Independence Day is the celebration of the birthday of the United States of America, commonly known as July 4th or the Fourth of July. On July 4th, 1776, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence; thus, breaking ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain, and a new nation was born. The document, primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, served as a formal announcement that the 13 American colonies were no longer part of the British Empire and would henceforth be free and independent states……. –


Please note 2 informational links:

U.S. Constitution Online –

The Complete List of Email Addresses and Fax Numbers for the U.S. Congress and Governors –


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Nathan M. Bickel

The History Of Flag Day

The History Of Flag Day – The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’…… –

Please note 2 informational links:

U.S. Constitution Online –

The Complete List of Email Addresses and Fax Numbers for the U.S. Congress and Governors –

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Nathan M. Bickel

Don’t move to Bay City, Michigan unless you want to be bombarded with unnecessary nuisance noise

A Nuisance Noise City

A Significant Issue Which Many Communities Face:

It is a moral shame that some communities’ law enforcement continue to disrespect its taxpaying residents by continuing to allow the unruly to disturb the peace and quiet, law and order

I occasionally engage in his town’s online forum. Recently, I responded to a forum comment, and in that forum comment decried the reality of flagrant, unnecessary and nasty noise here in Bay City.

To that comment one of the Bay City Commissioners, responded that his dog doesn’t like the noise anymore than I do, but the State of Michigan passed a recent law allowing for more “obnoxious” fireworks to be legally sold. He concluded that with the new law, the Bay City Police Department will be less likely to be able to limit the noise (whether we have local ordinances or not). Basically he concluded the same old status quo type answer – namely, don’t expect any improvement. His excuse, basically, was also the same status quo type answer. The police department does not have the resources [manpower / money] “to deal with all the offenders.”

The best that this city official could offer was the empty promise that he was sure that there would be a “focused effort” now and then to crack down on city nuisance noise. In short, Bay City, Michigan has no honest way or program to deal with the unruly nuisance noise and nuisance perpetrating noisemakers of this mid-Michigan town, now dwindling with declining population.

To the Commissioner’s less than hopeful comment response, I [then] added my two cents –

Commissioner:   Thanks for the response,  I had a 100 lb. dog when I moved to Bay City. He was part Australian Shepherd and Golden Retriever. He was the best of [watchdogs] But, he was terrified of the fireworks. However, be that as it may, I understand your thinking behind your answer, but I contend otherwise. Here, (following) is my [logical] reasoning:

When law enforcement only prioritizes to concentrate on the “largest” of crimes and offenses, what type of message does that send to the rowdy and unruly whose lives are in continued flux, that they (somehow) feel they must prove their manhood’s by disrupting the [reasonable] peace and quiet of Bay City residents?

All it would take, is some organization; some targeted issuance of noise nuisance tickets to the major several who make lives miserable for the rest of us in Bay City. Please don’t tell us that there is nothing that can (practically) be done. It’s called “law enforcement deterrence,” which can be had with strict monetary fines and community awareness. [This “law enforcement deterrence” can help pay for itself] When the trouble-maker nuisance noise makers are fined big bucks, that, in, and of itself, will help to put a crimp in their disruptive behavior. They will have less disposable income to buy their big noise makers, and, will have something [negative] on their record. And, word of mouth will get around as to their nasty behaviors. Perhaps, some of these people then will develop some good old fashioned, sense of shame.

I will tell you that if the city’s noise ordinance was enforced – and, even strengthened to deal with more “modern” noises, – despite the state law which allows for these fireworks, etc. – I believe that local enforcement would upgrade this city in such a way as to help attract the non unruly type of people to buy houses within city limits. [I just talked with someone the other day, who helps cut grass for well over a hundred vacated house lots] The city is rife with foreclosed homes and people who have vacated because their mortgages were [are] “under water.”

If ever Bay City government desires to gravitate to the level of attractiveness and respectability, it needs to crack down on those individuals who aggravate peaceful residents, thus (sadly and pathetically) making this city miserable to live in. [Bay City is more than the almighty downtown area] With conditions so unruly, the less than desirable, flock to Bay City and negatively contribute to its downhill slide. The “vicious circle” effect then, also, kicks in. I don’t think that Frankenmuth, MI local government allows the horseshit in its town which Bay City local government allows in our town.

Following is a 1962 news piece from the Iosco County News -May 1, 1962:

“Noise Complaints Bring Crackdown”

East Tawas – Numerous complaints of noisy mufflers in the Tawas area brought a warning from State Police in East Tawas that officers will commence a crackdown on drivers whose cars are making excessive noise. Included will be those with faulty or worn out equipment and other with straight pipes and mufflers which do not conform to state noise regulations.”

Every day and age has its nuisance noise (trouble) makers. This 50 year old news piece reflected the times. It was still the age of the loud muscle cars. But, law enforcement, apparently responsibly, responded.

I was in Tawas and East Tawas yesterday visiting a dear elderly lady who would visit me frequently when I spent 9 weeks in Bay City’s Mercy Hospital in 1954 (as a 4 year old). [My parents could not, but visit me once or at the most, twice a week because our family lived in Tawas, Michigan] Not once did I hear a firework go off in that twin tourist town community, yesterday, – unlike that of Bay City.

Commissioner – please don’t tell me as an acquaintance friend and Bay City Commissioner, that Bay City cannot attain [to] a more respectable community standard. The longer the boom box and firework insanity continues here in Bay City, the less attractive Bay City will be for those considering a move here. My wife and I have friends who want to move to the Bay City area. They are looking for a home to buy in Bay City. We’ve warned them to stay outside of Bay City, city limits and seek residency elsewhere.

Commissioner: Word of mouth gets around. Bay City government, law enforcement and courts are only fooling themselves if they think that they can allow these less major offenses to stand, without law enforcement penalties. Law enforcement, local government and courts have a great opportunity to help shape and mold the general peace and security of a community, rather than just come upon an already done crime scene with investigation and clean-up.

Remember the old adage: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” Don’t think that for one minute that these “minor” offenses aren’t important. Major crimes such as theft, rape and murder are crimes that an individual perpetrates because they have “graduated” from the lesser offenses of disrespect for their neighbors and community. I do believe that there is a progression. [Scripture even suggests, so: Ecclesiastes 8:11] Good law enforcement is to be a deterrent. Law and law enforcement are principally for the ones who refuse to live by the Golden Rule.

Commissioner: I appreciate your efforts on behalf of Bay City. But, before Bay City government raises anymore taxes, it needs to raise the level of livability here in city limits. It can be done. I have no doubt. But, it takes a resolve of priority and the willingness to elevate the whole principle of “law and order.” Bay City government needs to quit rewarding the troublemakers (by neglecting the sanction of their offenses) and, instead, reward the bread and butter taxpaying residents who would like some normal peace and quiet and some decent law and order. [I would even volunteer as a member of some resident council and neighborhood residents, to work with law enforcement to that end]

Nathan M. Bickel – pastor emeritus

P.S. Commissioner – This piece will become public once I post it on the Bay City forum. The untoward nasty noise of Bay City has been public for a long time. Since I have spent my time and effort on this response comment, I think that I will utilize this response as an article to post [it] on my website. The contents of this response will be dispersed in local, state and national cyberspace.

Bay City government has known about this nasty noise problem for a long time, – at least since, I’ve moved here. I’ve spoken my peace about it a number of times, – and, I’m convinced others have, also, – but, to no improvement. Bay City government has been “digging its own grave,” by neglecting this important (aforementioned) issue.

These online comments of mine posted as a website article on the Internet will be my friendly warning to whomever:  “Move to Bay City, Michigan at the risk of your own peace and quiet.” I hope that as you age, – you and other local government personnel will be proud of yourselves for playing your part in the decline of Bay City, Michigan. State laws and local community government neglect, does have its (unintended consequences), – don’t they? At least that’s my free speech (1st Amendment) opinion…………

Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel – Bay City, MI resident

Related:   Neighboring town puts Bay City to shame:

Strict Essexville ordinance bans use of all consumer fireworks outside holidays, effective Monday –

Neighborhood firework use causing more family pets to go on tranquilizers –


Please note 2 informational links:

U.S. Constitution Online –

The Complete List of Email Addresses and Fax Numbers for the U.S. Congress and Governors –


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Nathan M. Bickel

Is Facebook Schizophrenic?

Facebook Schizophrenia?

Is Facebook Schizophrenic? Why the Double Standard?

Please see the latest apparent schizophrenia directed my way. Here, (following) is what popped up while I was on Facebook today:

“Friend Requests Blocked for 7 Days”

“We received feedback that you sent multiple friend requests to people you don’t know, so you won’t be able to send friend requests for 7 days. To keep this from happening again, please only send friend requests to people you know.  I understand that sending friend requests to people I don’t know isn’t allowed on Facebook.  I understand that sending friend requests to people I don’t know isn’t allowed on Facebook.”

Even though Facebook windows pop up suggesting for me to be Facebook friend’s with whom I haven’t seen or heard before, Facebook apparently has sanctioned me for something it encourages – namely the same thing! To me, it is a “double-standard,” posture that is being applied. Now, granted, Facebook can do what it so desires. I don’t own it. I don’t own shared stocks in it. However, what I am doing,  is pointing out some double standard which I hope is fixed by Facebook in the near future. I would also hope that Facebook comes to learn that their rigid standard of making Facebook friends, is without logical merit.

After the “7 day warning Facebook judgment  statement,”  there was on the  screen a box to click onto, in order to proceed further. Since I was in a hurry and did not want to be bothered or harassed, I closed out the whole Facebook page without clicking onto the box.  Later I came back to Facebook and begrudgingly clicked the box so that I could get into my Facebook account.

So, after having checked the box, another FB page comes into view. It was as follows, with the choice options:

  • Cancel Pending Friend Requests?
  • If you sent other friend requests to people you don’t know, you can cancel them here. This will help keep your account in good standing.
  • Cancel all my pending friend requests
  • Cancel friend requests I sent to people I have few friends in common with
  • Don’t cancel any pending friend requests

Friend Requests Not Canceled

Your pending friend requests are still active. If you want to cancel a friend request you sent to someone later:

1. Go to that person’s profile (timeline)
2. Hover over the Friend Request Sent button at the top of the page
3. Click Cancel Request from the dropdown menu

So, then, I clicked onto the option of not cancelling any pending fried requests. Then I was presented the following page of “Community Standards.”  Here is that long page, of which I did not see anything that pertained to me and my (self disciplined) Christian standards of online forum and Facebook decorum:

Please visit the Community Standards to review Facebook’s policies.

Facebook gives people around the world the power to publish their own stories, see the world through the eyes of many other people, and connect and share wherever they go. The conversation that happens on Facebook – and the opinions expressed here – mirror the diversity of the people using Facebook.

To balance the needs and interests of a global population, Facebook protects expression that meets the community standards outlined on this page.

Please review these standards. They will help you understand what type of expression is acceptable, and what type of content may be reported and removed.

Violence and Threats

Safety is Facebook’s top priority. You may not credibly threaten to harm others, or organize acts of real-world violence. We remove content and may escalate to law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety. We also prohibit promoting, planning or celebrating any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others, including theft and vandalism.


Facebook takes threats of self-harm very seriously. We remove any promotion or encouragement of self-mutilation, eating disorders or hard drug abuse. We also work with suicide prevention agencies around the world to provide assistance for people in distress.

Bullying and Harassment

Facebook does not tolerate bullying or harassment. We allow users to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but take action on all reports of abusive behavior directed at private individuals. Repeatedly targeting other users with unwanted friend requests or messages is a form of harassment.

Hate Speech

Facebook does not permit hate speech. While we encourage you to challenge ideas, institutions, events, and practices, it is a serious violation to attack a person based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition.

Graphic Content

People use Facebook to share events through photos and videos. We understand that graphic imagery is a regular component of current events, but must balance the needs of a diverse community. Sharing any graphic content for sadistic pleasure is prohibited.

Nudity and Pornography

Facebook has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and imposes limitations on the display of nudity. At the same time, we aspire to respect people’s right to share content of personal importance, whether those are photos of a sculpture like Michelangelo’s David or family photos of a child breastfeeding.

Identity and Privacy

On Facebook people connect and share using their real identities. This culture creates accountability and builds trust and safety for everyone. Claiming to be another person, creating multiple accounts, or falsely representing an organization undermines community and violates Facebook’s. Finally, you may not publish other people’s personal information.

Intellectual Property

Before sharing content on Facebook, please be sure you have the right to do so. We ask that you respect copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights.
Phishing and SpamWe take the safety of our members seriously and work to prevent attempts to compromise their privacy or security. We also ask that you respect our members by not contacting them for commercial purposes without their consent.

Reporting Abuse

If you see something on Facebook that you believe violates our terms, you should report it to us. Please keep in mind that reporting a piece of content does not guarantee that it will be removed from the site.

Because of the diversity of our community, it’s possible that something could be disagreeable or disturbing to you without meeting the criteria for being removed or blocked. For this reason, we also offer personal controls over what you see, such as the ability to hide or quietly cut ties with people, Pages, or applications that offend you. further comments:

Admittedly,  I have added a significant number of Facebook friends over the past month, – something I didn’t do for as long as I’ve been on Facebook. I can only conclude that Facebook frowns on me, doing so, despite the reality of many Facebook users having so many more Facebook friends than I have. Some have reached their multiple thousand limit. I am far from that. I did not jump on the Facebook wagon when it was first introduced online.

But, be that as it may, I can’t help but think that Facebook may be singling me out because I’m a Conservative Christian  – and, a proud “birther” – and, I post links on Facebook from my two websites – the and

I’ve now posted on this site 2 articles of Facebook’s recent apparent questionable and behavior. [They are linked below] This posting, is the 3rd. I’ve received some personal message feedback and some comment feedback of which report similar actions by Facebook. It sure would be nice if Facebook were open and up front and were honest as to their intents and motivations,  rather than the (attempted) intimidating pop-ups of warning and sanction.

Why doesn’t Facebook alert Facebook users as their guideline limits? Or, are those guideline limits by Facebook capricious and discriminatory to only one political side? And, why does Facebook continue to stress that one cannot make Facebook friends unless there is some sort of personal association with those individuals? Isn’t that more or less stupid? I always have a reason for requesting FB friendship. I either like the FB person’s “like” or their “comment.”  [I explained this in my two previous postings about this Facebook phenomena] Also, why does Facebook deny what it fosters?


Facebook Fuss – Why Is FB Apparently Making it So Difficult to Acquire Facebook Friends? –

Personal Testimony Evidence of Obama’s Kenyan Birth – And Facebook Deleting This –

Facebook Deletes Account, Demands My Passport –



Please note 2 informational links:

U.S. Constitution Online –

The Complete List of Email Addresses and Fax Numbers for the U.S. Congress and Governors –


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Nathan M. Bickel

D-Day – Operation Overlord

Pray a prayer today, thanking the Triune God for changing the course of human history and rescuing the world from Hitler’s crimes against humanity. Thank the Good Lord for American heroes who sacrificed their lives for their country and for you:

Normandy American Cemetery

68 Years Ago today – D-Day – Operation Overlord – June 6, 1944 

Operation Overlord, also known as the Normandy Invasion or simply D-Day, was the code name for the Allied invasion of northern Europe in World War II. It began with the landings on the beaches of Normandy in northwestern France on June 6, 1944, and accomplished the largest amphibious invasion in the history of mankind, using 200,000 men, 9,000 planes, and 5,000 ships……

Operation Overlord, also known as the Normandy Invasion or simply D-Day, was the code name for the Allied invasion of northern Europe in World War II. It began with the landings on the beaches of Normandy in northwestern France on June 6, 1944, and accomplished the largest amphibious invasion in the history of mankind, using 200,000 men, 9,000 planes, and 5,000 ships….. –


See short war footage video:   D-Day 1944 Normandy Invasion –


Please note 2 informational links:

U.S. Constitution Online –

The Complete List of Email Addresses and Fax Numbers for the U.S. Congress and Governors –


Posted by:

Nathan M. Bickel

The Political Correctness Curse

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS – A major driving force of corrupt government:

MUST SEE Political Correctness Exposed! Marxism Communism Frankfurt School: End of Freedom: – Comments:

“Political correctness” – would discourage 1st Amendment speech and practice by denying and working against those who simply voice another point of view. The essence of political correctness is to brand those who voice another point of view, as bigots, hate-mongers and racists, because what they say and do is (perceived) as offensive by someone or some group.

The principle and / or action of needlessly “taking offense” at something which someone may say or do, – or, what has been said or done, and then intolerantly criticizing others, is used by the news media to herd collective thought and mold public opinion. Thus, for example, cursed be anyone who steps out of line and would call Barack Obama a fake president because he has not met the US Constitutional requirement for being a “natural born citizen.” How dare these “carnival barker” “birthers” suggest that America’s first elected black president, be unconstitutional, and, therefore, “fake” – so, the political correctness crowd would [illogically] speak.

“Political Correctness” in our culture allows for the direct discrimination (and singling out) of a legitimate traditional entity, preventing that entity (or person), from common sense expression of United States of America, First Amendment Rights. [The right to “free” speech]

Definition of Political Correctness –


Political Correctness – Why is it such a devastating sin? –

Pontius Pilate and Political Correctness – –

Political Correctness –


Nathan M. Bickel