This article unfortunately has it correct. Having a Wendy's restaurant burned down - - for no good reason certainly doesn't help any of the anti-Trumpersâđ
https://tinyurl.com/yat5a64w (Protesters burn down Wendy's in Atlanta after police shooting)
Garry Kasparov wrote: .... ...Trumpâs white knights arrived in the form of rioters, looters and the mostly Democratic mayors and governors who are unable, or unwilling, to control them. The Trump administration is eager to blame âAntifaâ for the violence to create a bogeyman worthy of fearmongering and an authoritarian response. His âDemocrats wonât protect youâ message gains strength when a swath of Seattle is occupied by protesters. https://tinyurl.com/yb46xd8m ....
This Pope is a politician like all the others, so he's really as much as part of the problem as any solution that might be had from him.
Uki Goni & Jonathan Watts wrote: .... As head of the Jesuit order from 1973 to 1979, Jorge Bergoglio â as the new pope was known until yesterday â was a member of the hierarachy during the period when the wider Catholic church backed the military government and called for their followers to be patriotic.
Bergoglio twice refused to testify in court about his role as head of the Jesuit order. When he eventually appeared in front of a judge in 2010, he was accused by lawyers of being evasive....
excerpt from,"Pope Francis: questions remain over his role during Argentina's dictatorship"
https://tinyurl.com/zppc7x6 (The Popeâs [actually Popes'] Push for a One-World Religion)
https://tinyurl.com/jyztfs7 (Abuse by Priests)! with https://tinyurl.com/3baobh (Abuse Tracker)
The administration's whinings about religious freedom is meaningless. Even Bush's record is better than Trump's supporting Christians and others.
Fred Kaplan wrote: .... Trump has made a practice of abrogating treaties, filching on commitments, and alienating allies, but, more than any single act, the betrayal of the Kurds should tell everyone thatâas long as Trump is president and, who knows, perhaps beyondâthere is no reason to trust the United States on anything....
â˘Require the use of cloth face coverings among staff. Cloth face coverings are most essential in times when physical distancing is difficult (e.g., when moving within a crowd or audience).
â˘Provide all staff with information on proper use, removal, and washing of cloth face coverings.
Âśâ˘Advise staff that cloth face coverings should not be placed on:
â˘Babies or children younger than 2 years old
â˘AnyoneÂ who has trouble breathing
â˘Anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance
â˘Encourage attendees ahead of the event to bring and use cloth face coverings at the event.
â˘Cloth face coverings are meant to protect other people in case the wearer is unknowingly infected but does not have symptoms. Cloth face coverings are not surgical masks or respirators. They are not personal protective equipment.
ââ˘Cloth face coverings are strongly encouraged in settings where individuals might raise their voice (e.g., shouting, chanting, singing)....
Trump apparently does not want to let in Christians from outside the United States, has he been sending out troops to protect them in other countries?
David J. Bier wrote: .... analysts give partial credit to Christians of Middle Eastern ancestry for President Trumpâs surprise 2016 upset in Michigan because they voted for him based on his promise to save Christian refugees. Yet not only has his administration cut Christian refugee resettlement, it has attempted to deport hundreds of Iraqi Christians living in the United States without legal status for many years. AÂ federal district court even accused the Trump administration of impeding the Christiansâ attempts to challenge their removals in courts and declared that they are âconfronting aÂ grisly fateâŚ if deported to Iraq.â
.... Never mind that they [the foreign refugees] commit crimes at lower rates than Americans, that even the Trump administration has found that refugees are fiscally positive for the United States, and that employed refugees create better paying jobs for existing workers....
excerpt from,"Trump Has Cut Christian Refugees 64%, Muslim Refugees 93%"
Now why should I ever run for president, Timothy? think of all the endorsements that Biden hasđâ for example, Lindsey Graham said this about him:
Marina Pitosky wrote: Graham, who was running for president at the time, asked in the clip, âWhat is Donald Trumpâs campaign about?âÂ
âHeâs a race baiting, xenophobic religious bigot,â Graham says in the clip, adding, âYou know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to ****.â
âIf you canât admire Joe Biden as a person, youâve got a problem. You need to do some self-evaluation, âcause, whatâs not to like?â Graham says, calling Biden âas good a man as God ever created.â
âHeâs said some of the most incredibly heartfelt things that anybody could ever say to me. Heâs the nicest person I think Iâve ever met in politics,â Graham says.
excerpt from, "GOP group touts Graham's past praise of Biden, criticism of Trump in new ad"
Russell Moore wrote: Many of those who tell pollsters they are âevangelicalâ may well be drunk right now, and havenât been into a church since someone invited them to Vacation Bible School sometime back when Seinfeld was in first-run episodes.
The other problem is the behavior of some evangelical leaders. I have watched as some of these who gave stem-winding speeches about âcharacterâ in office during the Clinton administration now minimize the spewing of profanities in campaign speeches, race-baiting and courting white supremacists, boasting of adulterous affairs, debauching public morality and justice through the casino and pornography industries.
excerpt from,"Why this election makes me hate the word âevangelicalâ"
Russell hated the 2016 election for the above reasons, he will probably hate the 2020 election for the same reason--I know I will. Let's hope we get better results this timeâđđ
George F. Will wrote: On July 25, 1946, Roger Malcom, a 24-year-old black man, was released from jail on bail after the charge against him was reduced from murder to attempted murder because the white man he had allegedly stabbed during an altercation was going to live. Malcom, his wife and another black couple were being driven home by the white farmer who had posted the bail, and who before the lynching was heard to say, âAll these damn n------ been to the Army and come back and think themselves something.â The car was stopped by more than 20Â armed white men, none of them masked, at the bridge over the Apalachee River about 50 miles from Atlanta. The mob evidently planned to murder only Malcom, until Malcomâs wife called out the name of someone in the mob, which then took both couples to the riverbank and shot them all at least 60 times....
...we cannot know about the social dynamics that obstructed justice in the most lurid crime in the year that lit the fuse that blew up Jim Crow....
excerpt from,"A 1946 lynching is still haunting us"
There is such a thing as states rightsâ the governor hasn't invited Trump ban to interfere the state's problemsâđ
Andy Rose wrote: The police building was boarded up and emptied, and [Mayor] Durkan says there is no timetable yet for officers to return.Â âI don't know. We could have the Summer of Love,â said Durkan.
She also responded to President Donald Trump, who had tweeted earlier today, "Take back your city NOW. If you donât do it, I will.â
"The fact that he thinks he canÂ just tweet that, and not haveÂ ramifications, is just wrong," Durkan said. "Our country was born out of aÂ protest.Â The right to gather, the rightÂ to protest, the right toÂ challenge government when it isÂ wrong, is our most fundamentalÂ constitutional right."
from,"Seattle Mayor: "Our country was born out of aÂ protest"
These protesters have been somewhat Peaceable especially compared to the man who drove into a crowd nonviolent protesters 5 days ago in Seattle.
Cornell Law School wrote: .... We can simultaneously affirm our commitment to diversity and inclusion and equal justice while employing someone who has written the sorts of things about the protests that Professor Jacobson has, because, as an institution of higher learning, we also value academic freedom, which prevents us from censoring the extramural writings of faculty members. And we value job security for our clinical faculty. Both of these values are crucial to the work of all of our clinics, which operate in any number of controversial areas. Our unwavering commitment to these values means that all Cornell Law professors must be able to write and speak freely. ....
excerpt from,"Statement on Prof. William Jacobson and Academic Freedom"
I wasn't quite sure who to put as author for the piece but it certainly has indicated that it represents Cornell law school's official positionâđ
Ed Stetzer wrote: .... ...this is not about supporting (or not supporting) Hodgesâ likes or views. Itâs about being all-in for grace and mercy. It is about persisting in the belief that the right way forward is to engage with grace over deep and profound issues rather than taking the seemingly easy way out of publicly shaming another.
This works in both directionsâpitchforks feel good until everyone is pierced by them and no one is left to work together. Cancel culture eventually comes for every leaderâyour time may be coming.
And we as the church must find ways to step in when it occurs and cry, âMercy!â At the end of the day, cancel culture is self-defeating. It feeds into the narrative of the culture war that many fringe right-wing voices advance, and in which too many on the left engage: that you want evangelicals all out and all gone....
excerpt from,"Unliked Likes: Cancelling Pastor Chris Hodges and Church of the Highlands"
Adriel, I'm officially an Independent, there might even be some state or local elections where I would vote Republican even in 2020. You really ought to read the introduction to:
'"Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority"
My family or Republican from the beginning of Republican Party. I consider Dixiecans and Trumpians Republicans-In-Name-Onlyđâ George F. Will is the epitome of a Republicanâđ of course he resigned from the Trumpian Party, but David Brooks strikes me as a pretty good Republican, and I think he still is a registered Republican?
Oh want know who a Christian Republican wasâ
CT Editorial staff wrote: I don't like 'Christian politics,'" the late Mark Hatfield said in 1996, a few months before ending his 30-year career in the U.S. Senate. "I don't want to assume that somehow I have the right to take a very sacred word, the word Christian, and have that applied to a specific set of political issues." ....
Neil wrote: Since it was Democrats, Southern and Northern (e.g. Stephen Douglas, Geo. McClellan), who largely resisted emancipation, let them start the ball rolling by paying for their ancestors' sins. And to be consistent with Progressive Taxation, the greater the net worth, the more that is owed. Though I now suspect the Reparations crowd really want to enslave or kill White Men, not merely take their money, as the Final Solution to "reparations." I would've dismissed this thought not long ago, but not anymore.
Not, really, Neil, you can't get money out of dead people. but the first part of your comment was very interesting to me since I'm only of Northern extraction anyway, in fact a great...uncle of mine fought for the Union. so Southern reparations sounds great
I would suggest you read the article by Ta-Nehisi Coates -- https://tinyurl.com/y6j2pskl --I think I might have to warn you there might be a rough word or two when he quotes somebody--- it's so long I'm not sure I remember rightâ Also it has some of the most fun graphs before the covid-19 ones became prevalent since the article. Mr. Coates would probably want Northerners to pay something alsoâđ
Quiet Christian, redlining for housing is not that old
Trump's first rally of 2020 will have an additional catchâđ
https://tinyurl.com/y7axdmyb (Trump Campaign Mandates Acceptance of Coronavirus Liability Waiver to Attend Its Upcoming Tulsa Rally) I thought Trump took responsibility for everything he does?
It's interesting this rally probably will take place during anniversary of the 1921 genocidal race riotsâđ
It seems like I'm recommending long articles today, but this is quite a good one from a newspaper in Tulsa Oklahoma.
Tulsa World wrote: Tulsa was home to one of the most prosperous African American communities in the country. Businesses flourished along Greenwood Avenue â dubbed Black Wall Street, according to tradition, by the great educator Booker T. Washington. Residential neighborhoods spread out in a bustling community of several thousand souls. In a little more than 12 hours, it was gone. White mobs invaded Greenwood intent on burning, looting and killing. This is what happened in the 1921....
excerpt from,"Tulsa Race Massacre: This is what happened in Tulsa in 1921"
Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote: .... Perhaps after a serious discussion and debate...we may find that the country can never fully repay African Americans. But we stand to discover much about ourselves in such a discussionâand that is perhaps what scares us. The idea of reparations is frightening not simply because we might lack the ability to pay. The idea of reparations threatens something much deeperâAmericaâs heritage, history, and standing in the world. The early American economy was built on slave labor. The Capitol and the White House were built by slaves. President James K. Polk traded slaves from the Oval Office. The laments about âblack pathology,â the criticism of black family structures by pundits and intellectuals, ring hollow in a country whose existence was predicated on the torture of black fathers, on the rape of black mothers, on the sale of black children. An honest assessment of Americaâs relationship to the black family reveals the country to be not its nurturer but its destroyer....
---"The Case for Reparations"
Sorry, CT, the whole country may not have enough money to pay reparations
Actually, the last message I put up was really all about religion it shouldn't intersect that much with politics. The first one by Dave Hunt, is interesting in its entirety. And the second one, by John MacArthur is also worthy of reading.
Dave Hunt wrote: I went on to explain that we cannot force the ungodly to live by God's standards.... I cannot find teaching or example in the entire Bible to indicate that Christians are to combat the world's sins except with the gospel....
Why is it that those who are so concerned about the immoral behavior of the godless all around us seem so little concerned about the false gospel of Roman Catholicism which is leading nearly a billion souls to hell, or about the heresy and unbelief within the church? ... Why don't the Christian activists show concern for this unbelief which eternally damns souls?...
Dave Hunt certainly didn't get everything perfectly, but he had an excellent opinion of on the above âđ
https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6Â (Christians and Politics, Part 3)
John 18:36 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. ---ESV