DF, just so you won't be so anxious about the link you can easily even search it out about a by Googling it if not clicking the above But you should see that it is quite a viable link--from a conservative source â
Actually it just sort of popped out there, Timothy, yes, I was looking for was an easy one to find on Frankie Graham. Who knows? I might have found it before but I'm almost certain I never used that particular quotation from it. I would suggest you read the whole article it isn't that long. in fact the way he handled the subject matter and the person that was the topic of it I wish it were longer.
Guns are creating a generation of killers. Just to remind people that sin is a personal problem and not a state problem per se
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/y576t94t (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6 (Christians and Politics, Part 3) Read the John MacArthur comments on it
Veronica Stracqualursi wrote: Quid pro quo: A Latin term meaning something for something. .... ... Trump ordered a hold on millions in military aid to Ukraine roughly one week before the call with Zelensky, which was first reported by The Washington Post. Trump claimed he withheld the aid because he was waiting for European nations to contribute their fair share. "He raises that at the precise moment after Zelensky raises the issue of we need money for our defense," Toobin said. "Money, favor. Quid pro quo."... .... Federal election campaign law makes it a crime for a foreign national -- directly or indirectly -- "to make a contribution or donation of money or other thing of value" and for "a person to solicit, accept, or receive a contribution or donation...from a foreign national."....
CNN has several interesting articles about the whistleblower complaint. For example:
Marshall Cohen, Katelyn Polantz, David Shortell, Tammy Kupperman and Michael Callahan, CNN wrote: .... Caving to Democratic demands, the Trump administration let Congress release a declassified version of the complaint, one day after releasing a rough transcript of the Trump-Zelensky call. The developments triggered a flood of Democratic lawmakers to publicly support impeachment.
Trump has maintained that he didn't do anything wrong, while simultaneously promoting unfounded conspiracy theories about the Bidens, Ukraine, and Russian meddling in 2016. There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either Joe or Hunter Biden....
excerpt from, "Whistleblower says White House tried to cover up Trump's abuse of power"
Mike, I already gave an interesting article URL from the Australian broadcasting corporation,
https://tinyurl.com/yyqkt72g (Eight reasons why impeaching Donald Trump is a big risk for the Democrats (and three reasons why it's not)).
The Democrats have a moral and legal obligation to impeach Trump. They have had several occasions to censure Trump and didn't do it. But no matter, the election of 2020 will settle the
I ran across an interesting article about Franklin Graham. This short article from the national review says all that is necessary about him
David French wrote: .... ...Evangelicals can never take a purely transactional approach to politics. We are never divorced from our transcendent purpose, which always trumps political expediency. In scripture, prophets confronted leaders about their sin. They understood a core truth, one clearly articulated in the Southern Baptist Conventionâs 1998 Resolution on Moral Character of Public Officials: âTolerance of serious wrong by leaders sears the conscience of the culture, spawns unrestrained immorality and lawlessness in the society, and surely results in Godâs judgment.â
All too many of our nationâs Evangelical leaders havenât just âtoleratedâ serious wrongdoing by Trump, theyâve rationalized and minimized it. Some have even given the âthumbs upâ in front of a Playboy cover....In so doing, theyâve seared the consciences of the culture and the church, and granted their secular opponents all the ammunition necessary to question our sincerity as believers....
excerpt from, "Franklin Graham and the High Cost of the Lost Evangelical Witness"
https://tinyurl.com/c7c8hlq (Who Are the Jesuits? Why the First Jesuit Pope Could Signify the âNew Evangelizationâ of Christians),
Former Catholic -- finally
Melinda Hennberger wrote: Already, in a joint investigation, The Boston Globe and The Philadelphia Inquirer have found that more thanÂ 130 American bishopsÂ â almost a third of all of those still livingÂ â have been accused of failingÂ to deal appropriately with sexual misconduct by priests in their dioceses at some point in their careers.
âIâmÂ shocked by that number,â Bostonâs Cardinal Sean OâMalley, who really is the top clerical abuse adviser to Pope Francis, told The Globe. âIt raises a lot of questions in my mind.ââ
Iâm shocked that heâs shocked, and his surprise answers a couple of questions in my mind: After all these years, is this really the level of understanding of how long-running and far-reaching the rot was and is? And if this is the cardinal who is most on the case on this matter, is it any wonder we are where we are?
excerpt from, "Can you be a former Catholic? With new betrayal on child sex abuse, I'm about to find out"
Timothy Lynch wrote: 1. It is the right thing to do morally
In the phone call, Trump seemed to blur a line between the national interest and his own electoral advantage. Asking a foreign leader for dirt on his political rival might be deserving of censure and possibly impeachment.
2. And legally, the rule of law demands it
Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee,Â made this point back in April:
Even if we did not win, possibly, if there were not impeachment, I think history would smile upon us for standing up for the Constitution.
3. It makes sense politically [ ] .... [This section was weak, the first 8 points of the article explained why this move was risky for the Democratsâđ]
https://tinyurl.com/yyqkt72g (Eight reasons why impeaching Donald Trump is a big risk for the Democrats (and three reasons why it's not))
Well, Mike, to put it in short form, the Greedy Old Party passed the biggest tax cut for the richestâđ°
Why, Milly why do I have to put in my own words that our allies can't trust US oh, or go back on our word or leave the possibility of going back on our word, we won't give them the aid that we promised them?! Unless of course, they help out the American leadership with their political problemsâđ the article covered that quite well
Now, perhaps the first instance that people are talking about is the Bromance between Trump and Putin. Censure would be a better answer than impeachment. I don't know why the Democrats haven't done something like that, and earlier for example.
https://tinyurl.com/y3xp3oom (Censure the President) let the election of 2020 solve the Presidential issue
An interesting opinion piece that you may not agree with Still, he makes some excellent points. this is just the start of tunnel, we aren't seeing the light at the end of it.
David Ignatius wrote: If youâre wondering why it matters that President Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine while he was requesting political favors from its new president, think about the Ukrainian soldiers who are fighting a nasty proxy war against Russian-backed separatists.
The United States is Ukraineâs ally in this fight. Ukrainian commanders, battling to hold their country together against a five-year onslaught by Russia, have been depending on U.S. promises of military assistance. In life-or-death situations like this, Americaâs word is its bond....
https://tinyurl.com/y64gqe5u (This isnât just another spat. Trump compromised our security for his gain.)
A lot of you fellows should like what the House is doing. They will be distracted from passing new lawsâ
Nothing new about enriching oneself from their political position, Mike, and that's why https://tinyurl.com/y4a9r9xa (U.S. Appeals Court Reinstates Emoluments Case Against Trump) will be brought up, Mike.đ°
Conor DuffyÂ withÂ Emily Olson wrote: .... According to founding father Benjamin Franklin, impeachment existed for when the president "rendered himself obnoxious".
For James Madison it was "incapacity, negligence or perfidy".
The official purpose, as spelled out in the US Constitution, is to remove the president from office if he has committed "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours".
It is that second word, bribery, that House Democrats will likely use a lot in the foreseeable future....
excerpt from, "Donald Trump's call with the Ukrainian President is far from the 'perfect' scenario he said it was"
Not really, Lurker. Even if the House comes up with articles of impeachment, the Republican Senate won't do anything with them. It won't do Biden too much good, since his kid was still messing around in Ukrainian business practices.
Igor Bobic wrote: .... Trump announced Tuesday he has authorized the release on Wednesday of a âcomplete, fully declassified and unredactedâ transcript of his phone conversation with the Ukrainian president. But Democrats said that isnât enough.
âWe need the complaint,â Schumer said at the Capitol. And he questioned whether the entire transcript of Trumpâs conversation will be declassified âor just someâ of it.
Many Democrats say even if Trump did not carry out an explicit quid pro quo concerning the aid to Ukraine, his request that a foreign government conduct a probe that could help his reelection chances is grounds for impeachment by itself. They also maintain the Trump administration is in violation of whistleblower law, which requires the complaint to be transmitted to Congress....
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote: The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the president's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and betrayal of the integrity of our elections,....Therefore, today I'm announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry.
excerpt from, "Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump"
WP, as you can see neither Biden nor his son had any criminal actions as noted in my first post. In fact they are squeaky cleanâđ If Trump releases his transcript of his telephone call, we will see if he passes muster and it's not overly grungy.
This story is over a year old and a few more state's have banned conversion therapy:
Susan Miller wrote: .... Foes of bans say there is no precedent to outlaw this kind of therapy. "We think people should have the freedom to pursue their own goals in therapy, and therapists should be free to assist them," said Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council.
There are only "anecdotal" accounts of conversion therapy being harmful, Sprigg said, and some people may sincerely be seeking an intervention. "Some people experience same-sex attraction that is unwanted. Maybe others want to avoid physical health risks or have strong religious convictions and want help to conform their behavior to religion."....
excerpt from,'''Being LGBTQ is not an illness': Record number of states banning conversion therapy" nor is it a crime according to President Trump but according to the Bible it is a sinâđ
Being a queer isn't against the law, it wasn't in Roman times either.
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94tÂ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
https://tinyurl.com/jko49r6 (Christians and Politics, Part 3)
Unfortunately, the media did give it a rest, especially the New York Times.
Jonathan Chait wrote: .... The alleged Biden scandal that the Times was attempting to plumb has been conclusively debunked. Bidenâs call for firing a notoriously ineffectual Ukrainian prosecutor was in line with the stance not only of the Obama administration but the IMF, the World Bank, Western allies, and good-government types of all sorts. Whatâs more, the case against the Ukrainian firm that employed Hunter Biden had been dormant before the prosecutorâs firing....
excerpt from, "How the Media Helped Trump Carry Out His Ukraine Smear"
F. Graham?--the hypocrite
Emma Green wrote: Franklin Graham ... claims to hate politics, yet maintains a prolific, politicized Facebook page. And when he looks at Donald Trump, he sees God at work in the White House, not a president who would fire an FBI director while under investigation, brag about groping women, and give away state secrets over small talk.
excerpt from, "Franklin Graham Is the Evangelical Id"
One would wish that Franklin would give it a rest â
Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, âAll authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.â Amen.
It's hard to sign an affidavit like that for a Christian!
My Consciousness seems to have been studied end of the same day if not at North Carolina University for quite a while. It seems nebulous to me.
Now it seems Whites are complaining because they are being paid attention to?
Glen Browder wrote: .... To generalize, Maxwell, Shields, and Goidel demonstrated convincingly the reality and complexity of this element of white identity:
We find that whites do, in fact, perceive that their fates are linked... Moreover, it is not poor and less educated whites who are more likely to perceive their fates as linked but better educated and higher income whites. Nor are white perceptions tied to racial resentment. Instead, white consciousness appears to mostly strongly reflect racial threat (white perceptions of racial consciousness among African-Americans), suggesting that white consciousness indicates a more general pattern toward group-centric thinking. Racial contact reduces these white perceptions; but its effect is contingent on racial resentment. Moreover, white consciousness is a consistent and important predictor of racial identity and racial affect....
excerpt from, "White Americans and âWhite Consciousnessâ"
James Mattis wrote: .... A democracy cannot work without compromise. And we're going to have to learn to listen to one another, really understand, learn from one another, accept the fact that, once in a while, the people we disagree with might actually be right.
--"âCoherent strategyâ with allies needed on Iran: Former Defense Secretary Mattis"