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Frank L. Hoffman

From all-creatures.org
QUOTATIONS ARCHIVE

This Quotations Archive contains words from famous and some not so famous people who have expressed a sense of love, compassion, and respect for all of God's creation: for people, for animals, and for the environment.  They speak of our teaching methods and philosophy.  They speak of a lifestyle of non-violence.   They seek to eliminate cruelty and suffering.  They seek to wake us up.   They seek to give us hope.

weeds-left weeds-right Frank L. Hoffman
Retired Businessman and Church Pastor, host of www.all-creatures.org

"all-creatures.org is definitely OPPOSED to the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2013. This bill is definitely a ‘rotten egg’ bill because it really does nothing to help end the suffering of the chickens, and is only designed to make "happy meat" people feel good about themselves. Let’s look at this another way. If someone were burning you with a cigarette every hour of the day, and then said they were going to be kinder to you and only burn you 20 times a day, would it make you feel good? This is what this bill is like for the chickens. As Christians we are to be loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God who work to free creation from its present corruption. We are not to be less evil. We are to work to end all evil."
~ In support of The Rotten Egg Bill aka “The Screaming Hen Bill” Needs Our Help To Be Defeated! - 15 May 2013

"When people accuse us of preaching outside the church, we usually tell them we’re not preaching; we’re only telling you the truth on behalf of the animals who cannot speak for themselves, because your lifestyle is causing them immense pain and suffering, and they want you to stop."
~ In answer to an email question - 3 Jan 2013

"Peacemaking is a work of love and compassion. It is never passive. It is always active, and seeks to end our warring madness against all humans and other animals, and all other forms of violence."
~Sermon - 9 Sep 2012

"Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!"

"The raising and killing of animals for food is the greatest atrocity that the world has ever known, and the greatest spiritual and physical plague upon the human race. The only cure is to live a vegan lifestyle, and work to change the world in that direction through every peaceful means we can."

"A person who wears fur gives the impression that they lack empathy for the animals that suffered and died to provide for their lustful desire, and shows that at heart they are really selfish. Even the wearing of faux or fake fur imparts the same impression."

"When one group of people holds such power over another, there can be no justice. And there is no love or justice when we use our position to demoralize someone less fortunate than ourselves."
~Sermon - 4 Feb 1990

"Salvation is more than saying a sinner's prayer, and saying that one believes, for 'the demons also believe, and shudder' (James 2:19). The evidence of salvation is seen in a changed heart and a loving and compassionate soul that seeks to end the suffering of all humans and animals. Such a person is truly a peacemaking child of God (Matthew 5:9)."

"After years in church ministry, we came to the hard conclusion that most churches are morally bankrupt when it comes to being loving and compassionate peacemakers for the whole of creation, especially when it comes to kindness to the animals outside of our own families. Additionally, we had first hand evidence that cruelty and violence toward animals leads to cruelty and violence toward humans. We wanted to find a way of reaching out to the world around us and shine the light of the Prince of Peace into the dark areas of our society."
~About our Foundation and Internet Ministry (2005)

"The simplest answer to, how does the perfection of a saint come to life in Christians of today, is through strong faith in God and living as a loving, compassionate, peacemaking child of God toward the whole of God's creation (humans, other animals, and the environment). You set the proper example of kingdom living no matter what others do around you."

"Fretting about something also makes us tired; thus we spend even less time doing what we could and should be doing."

"If we see the temporary success of evildoers, and become envious of them for what they have, then we are apt to do as they do, which isn't very wise."