About the author: John Kirkwood

John Kirkwood is a son of Issachar. He is a Zionist, gun-toting, cigar-smoking, incandescent light bulb-using, 3.2 gallon flushing, fur-wearing, Chinese (MSG) eating, bow-hunting, SUV driving, unhyphenated American man who loves his wife, isn't ashamed of his country and does not apologize for his Christianity. He Pastors Grace Gospel Fellowship Bensenville, where "we the people" seek to honor "In God we Trust." He hosts the Christian wake up call IN THE ARENA every Sunday at noon on AM 1160 and he co-hosts UnCommon Sense, the Christian Worldview with a double shot of espresso on UncommonShow.com. He is the proud homeschooling dad of Konnor, Karter and Payton and the "blessed from heaven above" husband of the Righteous and Rowdy Wendymae.

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  • FLChristyB

    I love reading your articles. Nobody can make me laugh and cry at the same time like you can. God Bless you Doug, wish I lived close enough to attend you services!

    • $26222150

      You mean, God bless you, John Kirkwood.

  • 9thID

    Yes, Liberals/Progressives are at heart secular humanists who (dys)function on emotions…

  • BLW

    Doug I love your page, I read it every day. I would like to suggest, that you take the picture and name of the animal off of your page and leave it off. I believe that if the media would not put these murrdering no bodies names and pic’s for the world to see it mite help stop some of this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cathy-Chancellor-Wright/1095074495 Cathy Chancellor Wright

    Thank you.

  • tedthebear

    According to libs snowstorms are to blame for highway deaths, it’s never bad drivers. Guns are to blame for killing people, it’s never the creep that pulled the trigger. I guess the folks to blame for dead babies are the obamao voters who agree with him “I don’t want my daughter “punished” with a baby”!

  • lldav67

    Well said.

  • R Sava

    This is the best argument of all:

    “I’ve just got to ask, Mr. President; do your words apply to the children in the womb as well? Do they apply to the children that you voted to put on a shelf until they “expired?””

    I ask that and liberals immediately come back with – “It is a right.”
    To which I reply, “So you think 3700 defenseless children a week are less precious than 20 kindergartners”
    I then ask to see in the Constitution where abortion is a right either granted to the federal government or reserved for states or people.
    I then show them this, which ACTUALLY is in teh Constitution:
    “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

    And ask which part of RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE and SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED do they not understand.
    I am then labelled as either a crazy person or a redneck (even though I live in a city of over 125,000 people I am a redneck…).
    Remember people, use facts until they call you names. It won’t take long.

    • cmblake6

      You might also add the part about “The Security Of A Free State”, dealing with the control of the government BY the people against the very tyranny they’re attempting to impose.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G75RVM5S3L2G2BHBHGAXG6X5PI Jim

    Where was God?

    Why do we blame God?

    We took prayer out of our schools, telling God that we don’t want to talk to Him.
    We took the Ten Commandments out of our public places, telling Him that we don’t like His rules.
    We took the right to have a Bible out of our public places, telling Him we don’t want to read anything about Him.
    We took crosses and the Star Of David out of cemeteries and memorials, telling Him we don’t want to be reminded of what His people died for.
    We allowed Television, Movies, books, magazines, and children on the street to use His name as a curse word.
    We allowed our schools to reject His wonderful Creation and let them teach that it just happened and we somehow appeared out of some chemical reaction as some slime.
    We allowed all kinds of sexual perversions to become the norm, in spite of His prohibition against them.
    We encourage young men to have sex with as many girls as they can handle, and for the girls to get pregnant and have lots of illegitimate babies. We pay them more welfare for each one they have.
    If the babies are inconvenient for them, we encourage them to have the baby ripped from their bodies and discarded with the trash.

    In other words, we told God to get out of our lives and leave us alone…so maybe He did.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1815457097 Rhonda Renee Sessions

    Good article.

  • Sven79

    I received the same graphic on handgun deaths, and was able to turn it around on the sender. In addition to pointing out the population differences, I also pointed out that Switzerland has very high gun ownership, to the point where many homes are required to have fully automatic weapons. Even when the Swiss ownership was adjusted to the levels of the USA, the death rate is very low by comparison. If guns are the problem, then why are Swiss death rates much lower? The sender then pointed out differences between the Swiss and Americans (education levels, homogeneous population, etc.) , and I congratulated them for finding out on their own that there are other factors besides guns alone

    I haven’t heard back from them since.

    • mr_bad_example

      i spent a couple of days on twitter, dealing with the same dolts and the same graphic (i increased my “followers” by 150% during this time)

      i used to listen to JK on WYLL 106.7 about 20 years ago… a little couple minute spot by the GGC…

  • 2War Abn Vet

    What is odd it that we have always had guns – they’re only inanimate tools – we just haven’t had spree killers. Is it fair for me to place more blame for current events on the debased culture, the moral decline, the public corruption, the lack of personal responsibility, the decline of the family unit, and the ”anything goes” promiscuity preached by the libs? Obama, who is the most divisive President since the War Between the States, who creates dissension and animosity wherever he goes, and who is actually an advocate of the problems plaguing our society, is unlikely to solve any problem.

  • johnhorse

    John Kirkwood Man, that is a POWERFUL piece.IT is to say how little and closed minded ovomit is.

  • grinner

    Wow!! What an amazing column you wrote! Everytime you write, it’s gets better and better.(which seems impossible because they’re all awesome).

    President Obama should thank his lucky stars that he doesn’t have to deal with you on a daily basis!! I’m so very thankful to have a Pastor that puts on the “full armor of God” on a daily basis.

    God Bless you and your family, and have a merry Christmas!!

  • Caulfieldgirl

    If I Were the Devil, by Paul Harvey was written and said on April 3, 1965. It was before HIV, abortions, and talks about our current times. A Country who has turn her back on GOD. A powerful warning to a Nation. It is short but to the point. I hope you enjoy……

  • Keyser Soze

    Forget Gold. Buy lead. Good column. Love the beat down of Costas.

  • Dan Handyside

    have these people that are yelling ban guns ban guns ever think if we did not have this right to bear arms do you think the name of our country would still be the USA.I read a piece on guns in schools .There is a school district in Texas that has a number of teachers and or staff that have concealed weapons .the reason was that a shooting in 2007 after the arming on the staff not problem one since 2007 case in point it works. look at there is a country over sea that has all there citizens take there assault weapons after completing basic military training home .So for those useful idiots look it up a read the true stats on guns The big problem is that the ones that are yell Gun control are the useful idiots for the Left and they have not a clue what the stats are .and why on GODS green earth is it ok to murder millions and millions of children every day but its ok to them because it is under the label of abortion.

  • Dan Handyside

    If you want to know were GOD was look up Billy Graham’s daughter gave this answer answer

    She said “I believe
    that God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years
    we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our
    government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman that He
    is, I believe that He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to
    give us His blessing and His protection if we demand that He leave us


    Mr. Kirkwood – I am in awe of your so clearly stated thoughts. I have been viewing many8 items in the social media for days and wondering how I could state my contempt for the Liberals that so quickly jump to the inanimate object and something to control along with my right to protect my family, friends, and nieghbors. never onhands the “children” that we need to “protect” and then try to inflict guilt upon the rest of us that we somehow don’t care. When all the while they sit back and put forth their “tripe” about how aborthion is a womans “right” and never once address the horrendouos actions fo late term abotions, those that our President has so clearly supported on many votes in his career. The hiposcracy is beyond comprehension but noone in the media ever seems to address the subject with any of these superficial politicians. THANKS SO MUCH for putting into words so clearly what we all need to know and think about.

  • Michael and Louise Young

    awesome…thanks Parson!

  • Rosencrantz

    “And thus I clothe my naked villany
    With odd old ends stolen out of holy writ;
    And seem a saint, when most I play the devil.”

    • John Kirkwood

      Barack Obama as Richard III …

      Why, I can smile and murder whiles I smile,
      And cry ‘content’ to that which grieves my heart,
      And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
      And frame my face for all occasions
      And thus I clothe my naked villainy
      With odd, old ends stol’n out of holy writ,
      And seem a saint, when most I play the devil …

      Conscience is but a word that cowards use,
      Devis’d at first to keep the strong in awe:
      Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our law.
      March on, join bravely, let us to’t pell-mell;
      If not to heaven, then hand in hand to hell.”

      Sin, death, and hell have set their marks on him,
      And all their ministers attend on him.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/O5Y5IN5W3WLOOHG54W7TKVMXEM Marc Lizotte

    A crossbow at home can be VERY effective and lol, the ammo is cheap AND reuseable!

  • txicare

    Obama went to that memorial service for a photo op and a chance to get his zing in for gun control.

  • James

    It would be like telling a snake to sit down. They don’t understand what abortion is, it’s their way of life.
    Hope for peace, prepare for war.

  • Mike11C

    I would bet my life that the majority of those 10,728 “handgun” deaths occured in “GUN FREE ZONES” and probably a good percentage in Chicago. Gun control does NOT work. If the liberals want to disarm us so badly, I think they should give it a try. Afterwards, there would be fewer of them to screw everything else up. When guns are outlawed, my days of being a law-abiding citizen are over. If they start trying to confiscate guns, I will become an insurgent. I swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC”. Those who would disarm us are “domestic enemies” of the Constitution. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

  • cmblake6

    This is a fantastic article, and I have linked it on my blog cmblake6(at)wordpress. Thank you for writing this!

  • Zardoz

    That second chart is a little weird in itself.

    Here’s the 2009 numbers from the CDC website http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm

    Number of deaths for leading causes of death
    Heart disease: 599,413
    Cancer: 567,628
    Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 137,353
    Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,842
    Accidents (unintentional injuries): 118,021
    Alzheimer’s disease: 79,003
    Diabetes: 68,705
    Influenza and Pneumonia: 53,692
    Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 48,935
    Intentional self-harm (suicide): 36,909

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