Of course, Mike, I know that she is Roman Catholic, there are more than enough of them already on the Supreme Courtâđ
"Roman Catholicism -- Apostolic or Apostate?"
He should have, if he really wanted to replace Ginsburg, he should have replaced her with a Jewish woman, or to be really fair about it pick Obama's last choice.
I was just pointing out he wasn't picking that person that would do him the most good during the election, and of course I'm rather happy about that that he didn't.
Trump is having a problem with the racial question, a lot of liberal and conservative Christians are trying to get past that.
Emma Green wrote: Martin Luther King Jr.âs âLetter From Birmingham Jail,âÂ published inÂ The AtlanticÂ and several other outlets in 1963, was partially addressed to Episcopal clergy who had urged âlaw and orderâ amid the civil-rights protests. Today, Episcopal leaders have been working to change this legacy of complacency with racism and to stand against white supremacy. âWe have to say now: That is who we have been. That is not who we want to be,â Spellers said. For Trump âto drag us back into thatâinto that identityâwas incredibly hurtful. I actually think that was a lot of the anger that y
Leonardo Blair wrote: .... âA lot of people donât know that, but nearly 20% of all Southern Baptist churches are majority non-white and the North America Mission Board tells us that more than 60% of new churches planted recently have been planted and led by people of color,â Greear said.... .... Southern Baptists, we need to say it clearly: As a Gospel issue, black lives matter. Of course, black lives matter. Our black brothers and sisters are made in the image of God. Black lives matter because Jesus died for them. Black lives are a beautiful part of Godâs Creation and they make up an essential and beautiful part of this body,â he said....
excerpt from,"JD Greear endorses black lives matter as gospel issue, denounces organization"
The important thing that Kamala Harris is neither Trump -- or Penceâ
I don't know if we should pray for Christ quick return, too many Trumpians aren't Christian
Watch therefore, for you donât know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
6. But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. 7. For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will join to his wife, 8. and the two will become one flesh, so that they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.â
BBC News wrote: The Vatican has denied US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo an audience with Pope Francis. The Holy See said the Pontiff does not receive politicians during an election period. The move adds to a diplomatic row following comments by Mr Pompeo about China and the Catholic Church. The Vatican accused Mr Pompeo of trying to use that issue to attract voters in November's US presidential election....
excerpt from,"Pope rejects US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meeting"
Of course I think I've mentioned I didn't think much of this action by the Pope, but if Catholics are unhappy about it they should:
Derek Thompson wrote: .... The marriage between the religious and political right delivered Reagan, Bush, and countless state and local victories. But it disgusted liberal Democrats, especially those with weak connections to the Church. It also shocked the conscience of moderates, who preferred a wide berth between their faith and their politics. Smith said itâs possible that young liberals and loosely affiliated Christians first registered their aversion to the Christian right in the early 1990s, after a decade of observing its powerful role in conservative politics....
...during George W. Bushâs presidency, Christianityâs association with unpopular Republican policies drove more young liberals and moderates away from both the party and the Church. New Atheists, such as Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris, became intellectual celebrities; the 2006 best sellerÂ American TheocracyÂ argued that evangelicals in the Republican coalition were staging a quiet coup that would plunge the country into disarray and financial ruin. Throughout the Bush presidency, liberal votersâespecially white liberal votersâ detached from organized religion in ever-higher numbers... /QUOTE]--- "Three Decades Ago, America Lost Its Religion. Why?"
John 18:36-37 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world. Then Pilate said to him, So you are a king? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the worldâto bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice. ---ESV
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94tÂ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
While the above verses are used by those who want to point out the error of trying to have a theocracy, these will do well also---
Romans 8:7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. 8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.---ESV
Bud Brown does a good job of pointing out the nonsense of Dominionistsâđ
Adriel wrote: Donât forget Jim; According to the Book of Judges, Deborah was a prophetess of the God of the Israelites, the fourth Judge of pre-monarchic Israel and the only female judge mentioned in the Bible, and the wife of Lapidoth.
Yes, "The exception proves the rule!"
Besides I mentioned another person who is approved by Republicans, and a woman, but she has a misfortune of having a Spanish last name.
Her appointment would do Trump much more help, but thankfully for that reason as far as I'm concerned, she wasn't picked--for obvious reasons.
Mrs. Barrett may have many admirable qualities, but being Christian isn't one of them.
https://tinyurl.com/jsdkc45 (Is a Catholic Christian an Oxymoron?)
Trump especially after his apparent support for the "Proud Boys" and his past run-in with a judge of Latin American descent,
David Graham wrote: The Republican candidateâs insistence that Gonzalo Curiel cannot preside impartially simply because of his ethnic heritage flies in the face of established precedent....
excerpt from,"Trump: Mexican American Judge Has an 'Absolute Conflict'
He should not have picked the lily-White, Amy Coney Barrett, but if he had to have a woman, someone more like:
"In Miami, buzz over Cuban American judge Barbara Lagoa as potential Trump Supreme Court pick"
It would have given him more points with a Latino community which he needs â
But then, as Christians we should not be very enthusiastic about having women judges, and the one that was picked has seven kids who she should be taken care of, though the Cuban American one has two.
Yes, John of UK, your BBC had some interesting highlights of the so-called debate. It showed that Biden wasn't going to take any of Mr. Trump's lip if nothing else--they must have thought they were in the British Parliament.
Bud Brown wrote: Political causes use law to carry out a gospel mission.
I suspect I get the greatest pushback on this point.
When I look back over the running, rear guard action in the church/culture engagement, I can't help but notice something that doomed the Moral Majority enterprise from the start. It was an effort to make a godly nation of godly people by electing people who would pass and enforce the right laws.
Christian political activists,...share alike in one deadly fault: they would use the force of law to create a just society populated by a moral people.
This is a fool's errand.
Law cannot make people or nations good. Only grace can do this.
Interim Pastors are in the business of returning churches to the ministry of grace in a world in dreadful need.
excerpt from,"Five reasons why it is better for interim pastors to juggle hand grenades than politics"
One of her main problems is being a Pentecostal âđ
The following article does a good job at looking at this heresy.
Mathew Schmalz wrote: .... Questions have been raised about her alleged association with the âPeople of Praise,â a nondenominational Christian charismatic community, seen by some as being a potential influence on her legal thinking, particularly concerning abortion rights...?
excerpt from,"Opinion: Amy Coney Barrettâs Supreme Court nomination puts a spotlight on charismatic Catholicism"
"How Fauci, 5 other health specialists deal with covid-19 risks in their everyday lives"
But, Frank, to answer your question more directly---
Chas. Danner wrote: .... Ahead of President Trumpâs indoor campaign rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa on Saturday night, much of the public attention was on (1) the risk of holding an indoor rally with thousands of people not required to wear face masks or remain socially distanced amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic; ...
excerpt from,"all the reasons that the Trump Tulsa Rally was a complete disaster"
I think in several places it has been pointed out that white people most likely caught the covid-19 viris at this rally
The Christian Institute wrote: .... In his press conference this afternoon, the Prime Minister said: âCOVID-secure venues like places of worship, gyms, restaurants, hospitality venues can still hold more than six in totalâ.
The new ârule of sixâ does not affect the total number that a church may hold, but social distancing restrictions remain in place.
The Christian Instituteâs Deputy Director CiarĂĄn Kelly welcomed the news, saying: âIt is vitally important that churches remain open and that Christians still have the freedom to continue to worshipâ....
excerpt from,"COVID-19: PM confirms church worship unaffected by new restrictions"
Chris GP well as the head of our own CDC pointed out face masks are probably more effective than vaccines will be in the foreseeable future, do you object to people having to wear those? social distancing, and a few other simple requirements should not be ignored. I don't believe mandatory vaccination has ever been done in this country. but then earlier only a few wacky groups like that Jehovah witnesses were against them anyway âđ For further enlightenment on the topic at hand:
"Consider Richard Baxter, writing more than 350 years ago:
" Question 109: May we omit church-assemblies on the Lordâs day, if the magistrate forbid them?
" Answer: 1. It is one thing to forbid them for a time, upon some special cause, (as infection by pestilence, fire, war, etc.) and another to forbid them statedly or profanely.
" 2. It is one thing to omit them for a time, and another to do it ordinarily.
" 3. It is one thing to omit them in formal obedience to the law; and another thing to omit them in prudence, or for necessity, because we cannot keep them.
" 4. The assembly and the circumstances of the assembly must be distinguished.
" (1) If the magistrate for a greater good, (as the common safety,) forbid church-assemblies in a time of pestilence, assault of enemies, or fire, or the like necessity, it is a duty to obey him. 1. Because positive duties give place to those great natural duties which are their end: so Christ justified himself and his disciplesâ violation of the external rest of the sabbath. âFor the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath.â 2. Because affirmatives bind not âad semper,â and out-of-season duties become sins. 3. Because one Lordâs day or assembly is not to be preferred before many, which by the omission of that one are like to be obtainedâŚ.â
Material taken from, "...a response to John MacArthur"
I have quoted some Baxter material before, but not in this length nor [I think!] from this source âđ
Michael Martin wrote: .... Airplanes and Public Transportation
"I'm 79 years old. I am not getting on a plane," Fauci told the Washington Post in an interview on July 3. "I have been on flights where I've been seated near people who were sneezing and coughing, and then three days later, I've got it. So, no chance. No Metro, no public transportation. I'm in a high risk group, and I don't want to play around."....
excerpt from,"Dr. Fauci's 10 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus"