"Dennis Marcellino's performance was fantastic! He engaged the audience in the opening seconds and kept their attention throughout the session. Dennis is a talented storyteller and musician, and he wove these two talents together beautifully and in a unique style. I am exceedingly happy with his presentation, and will invite him to speak at future events and recommend him to others."
Wendi Watson, Director of Marketing and Events, Restore America
Why is Americans For Biblical Values needed... amidst many other political action groups?
Countering evil can be an unpleasant task. But if we dont do it, look at what happens. (See front cover of book to the right.) And evil works hard to dominate the culture.
Although we are in agreement with many other groups, those groups are primarily aimed at leading people towards action in terms of voting and protesting and getting petitions signed so as to create new laws and have the right kind of people elected. Americans For Biblical Values is mainly focused on the media and educating, persuading and inspiring the minds and hearts of Americans. It is aimed at educating people in THE truth (which I've proven in my book, Why Are We Here?, to be contained in the Bible). I also prove how the Bible contains the optimum ways to function in harmony with our true nature and Gods great design and plan here. Another purpose AFBV is to give those understandings a voice in the public forums
expressing the heartfelt desires of its members to want to do something to correct the wrongs in this society. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing. (British politician, Edmund Burke.) We, with the help of our members, are working hard to do something
we just arent going to stand by and continue to watch the triumph of evil.
Americans for Biblical Values is an inter-faith, nondenominational organization to restore biblical values in our personal lives, families and nation.
It does this by providing facts and solid reason and arguments that God really does exist, and the Bible is true and has the greatest wisdom to run our own personal lives and also society.
Many people understand that the Bible contains the greatest wisdom about life, death, God and the hereafter including the true meaning of life. And those people often try to share those values with their family, friends and co-workers.
The purpose of Americans for Biblical Values is to be an active voice in the public forum for Biblical values and also to equip individuals to spread the basic truths about God and the Bible in their lives... To give clear, objective answers based on the proven truth... asking no one to believe anything, but only to open-mindedly consider the facts.
Our purposes are:
(1) To legitimize God and the Bible intellectually in the mainstream society because that is a necessary foundation for accepting what the Bible says. We do that through Dennis' speech and upcoming TV series, "10 Conclusive Proofs That God Exists And The Bible Is True."
(2)To make the Bibles wisdom known through press releases, articles, speeches and media interviews giving the Biblical answers to both the personal and societal problems of today, showing how historically, societies that pattern themselves after Biblical values have much better social statistics.
(3) To educate people who dont understand these values
(4) To give people tools to be able to actively spread these truths in their own personal circles and also into the mainstream
(5) To give a united voice to people who would like to influence the society with these values
What makes Americans for Biblical Values unique is that instead of just stating Biblical values in the mainstream (as most groups often just do), it bridges a needy gap by explaining WHY these are the best approaches to the problems of our society and individual lives. And we give those explanations not in esoteric religious terms, but in simple, objective language and backed by science.
Because Biblical values are objectively true they stand on their own merit and find resonance among many religions and political affiliations. Therefore, all who recognize the value of Biblical principles and the tremendous importance and need to educate people and society about them, are welcome to join in our cause.
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Americans for Biblical Values
Spreading PROOF the Bible is true and its ways are the best ways
The only proven answer to the decline in social statistics in America that we've experienced in the last fifty years can be found in restoring biblical values in our personal lives, families and nation. Dennis Marcellino
|How you can help: Would you like to see greater representation of Christianity and Biblical values this election year? We certainly would. Sign up for our FREE Newsletter (see the box at the left) and we'll keep you posted as to what we're doing (media, speaking, articles, etc.) Donations and time volunteered are also appreciated because they increase what we can do. To see highlights of our work, click on the video link here or below. And feel free to make comments at our email address.
||Speech and Media Interview topic based on Dennis' book, "The Plague of Liberalism":
How (and why) Liberals Have Been Hurting Our Country
and what we can do about it
by an EX-liberal, musician and former member of Sly & The Family Stone, The Elvin Bishop Group and The Tokens, famous for The Lion Sleeps Tonight (who has in-depth personal experience with the liberal movement and its agenda)
You can order this book at www.BiblicalValues.com/afbvcatalog.html
or you can get it free at with a donation at www.BibicalValues.com/afbvdonations.html
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||Click Here for information on Why Are We Here?
"This is a very important book that is greatly needed at this time. I agree that the Bible should be the ultimate resource for life and living and that the world could greatly benefit from being logically and scientifically shown that this is true." Mark Victor Hansen, Co-author, New York Times #1 Best-Selling "Chicken Soup For The Soul" series
The highest glory of the American Revolution was this; it connected, in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
President John Quincy Adams
The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scripture ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries and evil men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.
Why America needs Biblical Values by Dennis Marcellino
Q. In the current cultural and political clash of increasing freedoms vs. Biblical values, you say that you can explain why there is no question that Biblical values should prevail. So, why should they?
A. Because this really is not an issue of 'freedom' vs. 'suppression of freedom', as liberals paint it to be. It is an issue of freedom vs. freedom. That is; it is the desire of liberals to want to make legal and culturally acceptable gay rights, gay marriage, pornography, abortion, 'no mention of God or religion in mainstream institutions', 'light punishments for criminals', etc. VS. my and most others freedom to live, be married in and raise our children in a moral society whose values allow them to be safe, form a marriage that functions well and is free from the influence of moral corruption, have inner and outer peace, etc. So then, which side should prevail in this clash of freedoms? Obviously it is the one that causes health and peace and is in harmony with human functioning the way it is naturally designed to operate smoothly. Sexual diseases, the intense pain from broken hearts and broken families, and emotional suffering are all feedback from nature that harmony is not only not being achieved, but these unpleasant experiences are nature's way to steer us away from the behaviors that cause the suffering. But another point to be made here is that the denial of God and Biblical values is also denying people what I've found to be the only cure for the problems that drive people to addictions and cause them pain. (And I have a 40 year background in psychology, religion and personal growth to back up that statement). So not only am I trying to prevent unnatural (and offensive to our Creator) behavior from being culturally and legally accepted, but I'm stating that people who fall prey to the temptations and lures of the world, because they are incomplete in some way, can find completeness and inner health in following the ways of the Bible. So I think that it is cruel to young people (and all people for that matter) to allow immorality in our culture, and it is also cruel to deny people who are having problems the only thing that I've found to offer them a cure. So it is an aim of Americans For Biblical Values to work to rectify both of those errors in our society.
Ephesians 5:11 "Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them
"Separation of Religion and State"
Separation of church and state is impossible because the issues of religion -- morals and the nature of existence -- are unavoidable. That is, certain stances already exist regarding morals (the limits on human behaviors that our media, education system, entertainment industries and government allow, support, uplift and punish) and the nature of existence (the generally accepted base of knowledge that is accepted in the mainstream and taught in its public schools).
So it really is just a matter of what we stand for on those unavoidable issues. So then why is it that the national philosophy (separation of church and state; no theology in the mainstream education system; a walking-on-eggshells reality regarding discussing the issues of religion in the mainstream media; etc.) is not reflecting the statistical facts that 97% of Americans believe in God and 83% are Christians? This popularity of religion and the desire for it to be public was also expressed recently by the numbers surrounding the movie The Passion Of Christ.
So then how is it that so few (judges, lawyers, liberal politicians, liberal media moguls) are suppressing the religious desires of the majority?
Americans for Biblical Values points out that since these squeaky wheels wrested the grease away from the majority starting in the 1950s, the social statistics of our nation have steadily declined under their watch, as has the health and positiveness of the feelings in the entertainment industries (music, television, movies and magazines). For example, although the mainstream prides itself in being sexually liberated, the declining statistics of the issues surrounding sex (...disease, abortion, divorce and psychological and emotional problems from broken hearts and broken families...) say that this nation is actually very sexually immature and out of harmony with nature.
Americans for Biblical Values wants to try to help restore the spiritual, social, mental and emotional health of this nation by pointing out how health has been restored to individuals and societies when Biblical values were applied.
That is a positive side of the argument. On the negative side, all of the arguments used to squelch religion from having a prominent place in the public dialogue about morals and the nature of existence are heavily flawed (e.g. separation of church and state; evolution; the meaning of the First Amendment; etc.). This is unfortunate because by doing that, this society is denying itself the only source for solutions to many of its problems as well as the highest and most intelligent ways of looking at things. It is these kinds of facts and understandings that Americans for Biblical Values works to promote, as well as the facts and understandings of the true nature of things and the optimum ways to run individual lives and societies. And all of our facts and understandings are backed by science and irrefutable logic.
Secular Humanism: The Monopolistic Religion of the United States
How Secular Humanism is a religion, statistical proof of how it is not working and how it has and is hurting our country. Also, how "Separation of Church and state" is a moot argument by the secularists because secularism fulfills the very definition of what a religion is. This speech also shows how scientifically and logically, the issues of religion (morality and the nature of existence) are unavoidable in the mainstream. Therefore, in their desire to monopolize the explanations of morality and the nature of existence, the secularists are falsely using "Separation of Church and state" to squelch the competition.
10 Conclusive Proofs that God Exists and the Bible is True
When science and logic are taken the nth degree, they prove that God exists and the Bible is true. This speech gives 10 conclusive proofs of that put simply for easy communication to others and defense of Christianity.
Ex-liberal to Christian Activist
This popular, entertaining speech tells about Dennis' journey through 21 different approaches to lifestyle and personal growth that started as a liberal musician as a member of some top name bands and culminated 24 years ago with him being completely sold on Christianity as the answer to personal and societal problems (where's he's happily been ever since). Music can be included at the beginning and end of speech including Dennis' Christian version of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". (Dennis is a former member of the Tokens, the band who had this famous hit that sold over 12 million copies).
Restoring Biblical Values in our Lives and Nation
How following biblical values is objectively, scientifically, psychologically and sociologically the most important and effective thing we can and need to do to improve our personal lives and nation
Bringing Biblical Values into Our Workplace
Examines how we can help bring God's values into our work experience.
How a Small Minority is Ruining our Nation and What We Can Do About It
Edmund Burke, English politician and philosopher of the 18th century said that, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Dennis shares his insights from years of working in the entertainment industry in San Francisco and Los Angeles and witnessing first-hand the revolutionary forces working in our entertainment, media and educational system to change our society from the Christian nation it once was to the secular and godless nation it is fast becoming. He cites these trends, how they came into being, how they continue to work and what we need to do to reverse them.
The Fallacy of Separation of Church and State
Separation of Church and state is a modern invention by liberals that has no basis in constitutional law. The constitution guarantees rather Freedom of Religion in the First Amendment. The purpose of it was to protect religion from the state, not the other way around. There are many historical and current quotes that verify this. Even current Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist in an official opinion wrote this: The wall of separation between church and State is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned.(Wallace v. Jaffree, 472 U.S. 38, 106). It is impossible to separate the realities that religion addresses from life because these determine what our laws and cultural morals will be.
Personal and Societal Proofs
that Following the Bible Works Best
How the Bible gives us the best way to run our lives and society with statistics to prove it from America's past, from other parts of the world and from individual lives (including Marcellino's own.)
In God We Trust? Rediscovering Our Judeo-Christian Roots
A review of the Judeo-Christian roots upon which our nation was built. This speech explores what those roots were, why they are still needed and what needs to be done to stop the ongoing downward slide to immorality and secularism.
Scientific Proof that God Exists
A scientific proof of the existence of God including what scientific proof consists of (most equate it with absolute proof, but its not)
Why Are We Here?
A scientifically proven answer to The Meaning of Life
What is the Truth?
How can we know it; and how can we prove it?
The Practical Value of Religion
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