Casey Grove wrote: .... âI would not vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee. We are 50 some days away from an election,â she said.
Murkowski said her reasoning is based on the same reasoning that held up the confirmation of former President Barack Obamaâs final nominee to the Supreme Court.
She also noted that months prior to the 2016 presidential election, while Obama was still president, Senate President Mitch McConnell said Americans needed to pick the next president before the Senate confirmed a new justice to the Supreme Court....
excerpt from, "Alaska Senator Murkowski [GOP] said Friday she would not vote for a justice ahead of election"
One of our senators is up for election this time around, Senator Ben Sasse, I will be curious to see how he'll vote on this.
It isn't just teenagers at can't identify the Holocaust. As another article in the Guardian pointed out:
Harriet Sherwood wrote: .... Forty-five per cent of those asked by the Pew Research Center about the number of Jews killed by the Nazis gave the correct answer of approximately 6 million.... .... Some people believe ignorance about the Holocaust is linked to a rise in antisemitism. There are also concerns that, as living witnesses to Nazi atrocities and the death camps dwindle in number, the Holocaust is receding in the collective memory.
TheÂ Anti-Defamation League annual auditÂ of antisemitic incidents in the US for 2018 recorded the third-highest total since the civil rights group began publishing data 40 years ago....
excerpt from, "Half of Americans donât know 6m Jews were killed in Holocaust, survey says"
Tasha Wibawa wrote: The spread of COVID-19 â some experts say it's a political statement, signalling another layer in the deep divisions within America. Key points:
â˘ COVID-19 has killed more than 127,000 (around 200,000 nowâ)people in the US â˘ A US survey found Democrats are more likely to wear masks than Republicans â˘ For some, having to wear a mask presents a violation of individual rights
excerpt from, "Wearing a mask in the United States is political, but Republicans are speaking out as coronavirus cases grow"
Isn't it great to know that we haven't lost our standing having more people die from this disease than in any other country.
In fact, mike, I might even get an n95 mask--if there doesn't look like there's going to be an emergency for them â
Warren Throckmorton wrote: Jefferson wasnât having it. He was always polite to his friend, but left no doubt about his view of religion allied with the republic. In a letter dated September 23 1800, Jefferson wrote:
" The delusion into which the X. Y. Z. plot shewed it possible to push the people; the successful experiment made under the prevalence of that delusion on the clause of the constitution, which, while it secured the freedom of the press, covered also the freedom of religion, had given to the clergy a very favorite hope of obtaining an establishment of a particular form of Christianity throâ the U. S.; and as every sect believes its own form the true one, every one perhaps hoped for his own, but especially the Episcopalians & Congregationalists. The returning good sense of our country threatens abortion to their hopes, & they believe that any portion of power confided to me, will be exerted in opposition to their schemes. And they believe rightly; for I have sworn upon the altar of god, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man...."
excerpt from, "John MacArthur Botches COVID-19 Statistics and Says Heâll Go to Jail Rather Than Close Indoor Church"âđ
"Forget Trumpâs carnival. The election is all about Biden now"
Adrial, actually, I won't forget Trump's Behavior but the title of the article is true because of it.
I have yet to see that Biden or Harris advocates forced abortion. the main point of the election is to get Trump voted out of office, as far as many of us are concerned, all else will take a back seat until that happens
Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, archbishop of San Francisco wrote: People can freely go to parks here, as long as they stay six feet apart. If they follow proper social distancing and wear masks, people can eat on an outdoor patio with no hard numerical limit. Indoor shopping malls are already open at 25 percent capacity.... .... Meanwhile, the scientific evidence from other jurisdictions is clear: These safeguards are working. As three infectious-disease specialists who reviewed the evidence on more than 1 million public Masses over the past few months concluded, there have been no documented outbreaks of covid-19 linked to church attendance in churches that follow the protocols. We have demonstrated that we know how to hold Mass safely. There is no reason not to allow us to put that knowledge into practice....
excerpt from, "Americansâ right to worship is being denied by governments. I wonât be silent anymore."
This Catholic Archbishop makes a much better case, for holding Mass indoors than John MacArthur does for his flaunting of safety protocols â đ
R. S. Rani wrote: .... White evangelical voters abandoned Carter in droves for the GOP, and that alliance has only solidified over time. (Black evangelicals, who have a long history of political engagement going back to the civil rights era, did not follow the same path; they overwhelmingly identify as Democrats, though donât always align with the party on social issues.) Three quarters of white evangelicals supported Donald Trump in 2016 and their support for him remains high. But his approval among this group has dipped in recent months.
Itâs not clear that this will translate into more votes for Democratsâdefectors could stay home or vote third partyâbut there are at least some signs of change. Forrester of Christian Democrats of America said that her organizationâs Facebook group has had âa lot of evangelical convertsâ join since the election. In the 2016 presidential election, 16 percent of white evangelicals voted for Hillary Clinton; in a recent survey, 17 percent said they would vote for Biden.
That could bode well for the small but growing number of religious candidates embracing the more liberal evangelical tradition embodied by Carter....
-- "Could These Evangelical Democrats Change the Party?"
Chris gp, I usually do not find that the case, though on rare occasions that it is. You might find this report from your own BBC interesting. Dr. Redfield, head of our CDC, had some interesting things to say that part of the conversation, you could find interesting. What Trump said was more applicable to the United States. It's a short video.
"Coronavirus: CDC director vs President Trump on face masks and vaccines"
Steven Bartoni wrote: .... That's Feeneyâunderstated profile, oversize impact. No longer a secret, his extreme charity and big-bet grants have won over the most influential entrepreneurs and philanthropists. His stark generosity and gutsy investments influenced Bill Gates and Warren BuffettÂ when they launched theÂ Giving Pledge in 2010âan aggressive campaign to convince the worldâs wealthiest to give away at least half their fortunes before their deaths. âChuck was a cornerstone in terms of inspiration for the Giving Pledge,â says Warren Buffett. âHeâs a model for us all. Itâs going to take me 12 years after my death to get done what heâs doing within his lifetime.ââŻ....
excerpt from, "Exclusive: The Billionaire Who Wanted To Die Broke . . . Is Now Officially Broke"
There's not probably a Republican in the above group, unless Franklin Graham and others have taken the pledge. an interesting article from Forbes magazine âđđ°
If he was willing to go to jail He would have done it.I
Unfortunately,He has been behaving like an old rich Republican, And has trumpian lawyers,To keep them out of jail.Also he is very particular about which since he wants to concentrate on. Lying is very definitely pointed out in the Bible. He does seem to ignore that in his Republican chums.
Lying lips are an abomination to Yahweh, but those who do the truth are his delight.
Madeline HolcombeÂ andÂ Holly Yan wrote: .... Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease official, said the variability in how the coronavirus affects people has helped fuel misunderstandings about who can spread the virus and when.
At least 40% of patients have no symptoms, while some stay ill for months on end, Fauci said.
"One of the things we're dealing with in this country is a real lack of understanding of the importance of everybody trying to prevent getting infected rather than inadvertently... propagating the outbreak..." Fauci said during a virtual panel sponsored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.
Of all the viral diseases and emerging infections that he's encountered throughout his career, Fauci said he has "never seen anything with a range" like this virus....
excerpt from, "US coronavirus: Most Americans probably can't get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director say"
Israel isn't the only 1 having problems with deniers of common senseâđ
6. But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7. For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly canât carry anything out. 8. But having food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9. But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation, a snare, and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction. 10. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
John MacArthur may not suffer from the above though being a multi-millionaire according to the internet, one could ask, and many will, What is this motivation? Probably more people considerate greed that is motivating him not any religious convictions. I hope that he can prove that it isn't greed that is pushing him. It's very easy to pass around collection plates In air condition comfort.
Michael Martin wrote: .... I think the primary problem is cynicism. We're living in a time where the institutions are failing, the institutions are losing trust. When I go onto a college campus, and I'm talking to someone who grew up in the church and then left the church, it's usually someone who has been hurt and who has been disappointed by things that have gone on within the church. So, as one person who left said to me, it's not that I don't believe intellectually what my church teaches. It's that I don't believe my church believes what my church teaches.
That's a crisis of faith, hope and love that requires the church itself to speak with credibility and to repair the breach there.---Russell Moore
excerpt from, "Evangelical Leader On Role Of Church In Moment Of Upheaval"
Whatever the Southern Baptists call themselves, they better get their act together âđ
Gregory A. Smith wrote: .... 7. Catholics view religious organizations as forces for good in society, but a clear majority say churches and other religious organizations should keep out of politics. About six-in-ten Catholics (62%) say U.S. churches and other houses of worship should keep out of politics, while 37% say churches should express their views on day-to-day social and political matters, according to a 2019 survey. Around three-quarters of U.S. Catholics (76%) say churches should not endorse candidates seeking elected office...
excerpt from, "8 facts about Catholics and politics in the U.S." đ
According to Pew Research, the majority of Catholics are right about the above idea anyway.
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94tÂ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)---Noâ
It certainly would be great if a lot of Jews in United States and Israel understand that there is a large group of evangelicals who are not White Muslims â We would like to talk to him about Christianity but we certainly are not going to force it down their throats đ
"Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?"
Hannah Brown wrote: .... When people with such contradictory worldviews interact, they tend to stay within their lane and compartmentalize, just like Yael Eckstein. As the younger Bingham pastor goes to Bethlehem and meets with Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac of the Evangelical Christmas Church, who tries to explain Palestinian Christiansâ take on these issues, itâs as if the two are in separate universes. Neither can really understand the otherâs concerns or worldview....
excerpt from, "The documentary focuses on what motivates American Christians to support Israel and what form their support takes."
Also a linked to a whole bunch of other articles in the Jerusalem Post âđ