Daily Archives: July 30, 2019

July 30 Reacting to Temptation

Scripture Reading: James 1:1–8

Key Verse: James 1:2

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials.

Temptation is an enticement to go beyond the bounds of our God-given desires. While we ourselves have to take responsibility for caving in to such an attraction, it should nonetheless be helpful to recognize the source of all temptation: Satan, the enemy of our souls.

The enemy is crafty and intelligent. He also is savage and relentless. His goal is to alienate you from God, to destroy your fellowship with your Creator and Savior. His purpose is to stunt your growth as a believer and minimize your impact for God’s kingdom. He knows your weaknesses; he also knows how to surprise, stage, and camouflage.

This is why it is imperative for every believer to maintain his or her defense by means of a vibrant, abiding fellowship with Jesus Christ. He is our refuge and rear guard, and His Word is our very effective weapon.

It is a mistake to accuse others for your own failures. For instance, some people attribute their current faults to the mistakes of their parents. While parental influence can be great, every person is responsible for his or her own choices and actions. Even more so, it is an error to try and blame God for the temptations that lure you. God is holy; Satan is evil.

React to temptation with the knowledge that its source is an evil enemy who attempts daily to steal your joy and destroy your effectiveness as a child of God. Then turn to the Lord and ask Him to help you overcome. He is the One who is able and eager to free you and give you victory.

Lord, help me to overcome the temptations of the enemy. Give me the victory and set me free![1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 221). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

July 30 Distraction

Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 2:14–16

Key Verse: Philippians 3:8

Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ.

After winning a gold medal in the 1988 Olympics, the muscular wrestler was asked if he had any secrets of preparation. “My only secret is that I didn’t let anything hinder my goal of winning,” he related. “I refused to be distracted by any other competition.”

That same zealous pursuit of our relationship with Christ is the highest goal for the believer. Paul termed it “undistracted devotion to the Lord” (1 Cor. 7:35 nasb).

That is true for every Christian—married or unmarried, rich or poor, small or great. God will not tolerate competition (Matt. 6:24).

The relevant question then is, Is there anything or anyone in your life who is in competition with Christ’s claim on your life? Does money, marriage, your job, recreation, or your hobby vie for your allegiance to Christ? Do you seek Him first by daily acknowledging His lordship and obeying His will?

When other objects or people distract us from this primary focus to serve and worship the Lord, our spiritual growth is short-circuited. Having undistracted devotion to Christ means putting Christ first in all of our activities, submitting them to His will and guidance. When we do, we always win (2 Cor. 2:14).

Precious Lord, I am easily distracted from the paths of my spiritual journey. Free me from all that competes with Your claims in my life. I want to put You first in all things.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 221). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

How to Handle Rejection — The Master’s Seminary

Rejection is difficult no matter the circumstances in which it comes. But as believers in Jesus, we stand in a long line of those who have all, in one way or another, faced rejection for their commitment to follow Christ. Some have lost their families, others their reputations, and even others their lives.

Rejection is, in many ways, our heritage. As our Lord Himself said, if the world hated Him, it is not surprising that the world hates us, His slaves (John 15:18–21). If we are faithfully living out the Christian life and proclaiming the gospel with our words, we are sure to encounter rejection. In spite of this and other assurances from Scripture, though, many of us still shy away from evangelism for fear of being rejected.

So, what do we do when unbelievers reject the gospel we proclaim to them? Do we walk away? But their eternal souls are at stake. Do we push the conversation harder? But at what point are we casting pearls before swine? We need to have a plan for what to do when the gospel we preach is rejected.

When to Walk Away

We are responsible to present the gospel clearly and understandably. If you have been faithful to do this, you have not failed in your evangelism, regardless of the response of the unbeliever. God remains sovereign. He may see fit to use your proclamation and example in drawing someone to repentance in the future. However, it may be that, in this instance, your preaching of the gospel is ordained only to harden an unbeliever and to increase his accountability before God (Isaiah 55:10–11). In either case, we must remain faithful to our role as heralds, while trusting God to save as He sees fit.

But to those who are fixed in their rejection, how long should we continue to preach the gospel to them?

Here is a helpful rule of thumb: Leave when the message is openly mocked and resolutely rejected.

Both Matthew 10:14 and Luke 10:1–16 recount the instructions of Christ in sending out the seventy to proclaim the gospel. He told His disciples that in any place they went, they were to leave when the gospel message was rejected. When an unsaved person is fixed in his rejection of the gospel, when it is clear that they have no desire to repent, we must be good stewards of our time and focus our efforts elsewhere.


Let the rejection drive you to your knees, not to bitterness or self-pity.


We are to urge men to repentance (2 Corinthians 5:20). God is patient and long-suffering with us, not wishing that any should perish (2 Peter 3:9). We should persevere as long as there is even a glimmer of hope. But when they mock the message of God and reject you as its messenger, leave them to the Lord to deal with in the way He sees fit.

But note this: this is not a license to be judgmental or self-righteous. On the contrary, this is a call to humility, to recognize that we are not sovereign to save, no matter how clever or crafty our presentation. This is a call to persistently and sorrowfully pray for them (Luke 19:41–42) and to thank the Lord that in His grace He has opened our blind eyes.

But if we are rejected, what should we do next?

What to Do Next

Do not argue.

Do not jeopardize your testimony (and potentially build barriers for other believers who may engage this person in the future) by needless arguing simply to prove a point. Let the gospel, not your personality, be the only offense to the unbeliever.

Remember, the Word of God has not failed (Isaiah 55:10–11). He may even use your meek and gracious response to prick the person’s conscience. It only falls to us to be faithful to the message. The results are the work of God.

Do not take their rejection personally.

If you are being faithful to confront with the gospel, we must remember that they are ultimately not rejecting us, they are rejecting Christ (1 Thessalonians 2:13). Be patient and kind, and do not abandon the friendship. Be faithful to get the message right, and then leave the rest to God. Having this understanding will keep you from being discouraged, because it isn’t up to you to save someone. That is the role of God alone.

Continue to pray for their repentance.

Your responsibility is now to ask God for the salvation of this person. Ask the Lord to make His hand heavy upon the person’s conscience and to draw him to Himself. Let the rejection drive you to your knees, not to bitterness or self-pity.

Continue to live out Christ-likeness and be available for future reference.

Make them aware of how to contact you if they ever have questions about spiritual issues. Assure them you will continue to pray for them, and then be faithful to do it.

End with a warning.

Every encounter with the gospel is dangerous for the unbeliever, as increased exposure to the message only increases one’s accountability (Luke 12:47–48). It is a fearful thing to hear the gospel proclaimed clearly and then to go on rejecting it (Matthew 11:21–24). Therefore, we should end such encounters with a gracious yet nevertheless firm warning.

Here are a few options of what to say in a warning:

  • “You have made strong statements against what I showed you from Scripture, and I want you to know that what I showed you is the only way you may be forgiven of your sin…”
  • “By not repenting you are making the decision to reject the only means of salvation…”
  • “From what you have said, it is clear that you are unconcerned for your own soul. But what could be more valuable than your eternal soul? I will continue to pray for your salvation.”
  • “The Bible tells us that punishment will be greater for those who have heard the gospel but reject it. Please continue to think about these things. I’ll be praying that you reconsider.”

Conclusion

Responding well to rejection requires discernment, grace, and practice. But it should motivate us to remember that we too once rejected the gospel, and that our eyes opened only by the grace of God. Our prayer is that God would open the eyes of the lost around us as well.

Michael Riccardi is a faculty associate in the theology department at The Master’s Seminary. He is also the pastor of local outreach ministries and pastors the GraceLife fellowship group at Grace Community Church.

via How to Handle Rejection — The Master’s Seminary

Drag Queen Agenda, Part of the LGBTQ+ Roll-Out — David Fiorazo

David Fiorazo

The goal has always been the children. The current drag queen phenomena is no different. Convert kids to liberalism and if they have any belief in God or any understanding of biblical morality, retrain them through education. And if their parents are conservative or have taught them anything other than what aligns with LGBTQ ideology, draw them away from their parents.

A few weeks ago at the American Library Association’s annual conference, librarians learned how to sidestep community objections to events like Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH). One workshop was titled, “Creating Queer-Inclusive Elementary School Library Programming.”

This and much more with the help of our tax dollars.

From Hollywood and politics and the government school system to the American Library Association, the systematic roll-out of godless moral confusion via drag queens and transgender ideology was planned long ago.

If you’re just now hearing some of these stories about the exploitation of children, gender confusion and delusion, drag queens, and so-called “gender reassignment surgery,” we’re in more trouble than I thought.

The plan is to force Drag Queen Story Hour into communities across the country. Another workshop at the American Library conference was called, “A Child’s Room to Choose: Encouraging Gender Identity and Expression in School and Public Libraries.” You might be wondering what this has to do with the lost art of reading good books. Nothing.

The left has simply found yet another way to reach young, impressionable children.

The conference featured bisexual bathroom facilities of course, and other workshops focused on diversity, so-called “equality,” inclusion, and race, including instruction on the United States, “a country built on white supremacy.” One book on the reading list is called “Disrupting Whiteness.”

Still other workshops taught on how to celebrate queer sex and how to manage pushback from concerned parents. Editor of the Federalist, Joy Pullman, encourages us to note how librarians are told to resist feedback from taxpayers, placing the government and this agenda above American citizens and the will of the people.

In June of 2017, the American Library Association celebrated Gay Pride month by calling it “GLBT Book Month” and a dispatch was sent out from a small town librarian with tips on how to be a “secret librarian advocate operative.” Instructing librarians to sneak LGBTQ books and events into current programs and, “Firmly defend” them in the libraries, advice was offered when someone challenged or opposed the agenda.

“…be ready to listen to the complaint, and respond in a calm matter stating that your library purchases items for ALL the members of your community; Often in these situations people just want to be heard, and are satisfied to move on when they’re sure that they have been [heard].”

One queer librarian has been working on this agenda since 2010, promoting drag queen and LGBT parties, fundraisers, and advocacy for “queer libraries,” queer librarians and those who love them.

Thankfully, there are some God-fearing Christian parents and concerned citizens opposing this radical agenda and working to raise awareness about it. One who has been responsible for getting several drag queen events cancelled and who has taken her share of hits is author of Not On My Watch, Elizabeth Johnston, “The Activist Mommy.”

Johnston has had death threats and has had to hire armed security for her and her family due to the ‘tolerant’ left and activists who hate. She has reported on stories where some libraries have tried to distance themselves from the Drag Queen Story Hour madness.

After Johnston’s successful email and social media campaigns to get a few DQSH’s cancelled, drag queen Selena T. West called on supporters to notify Child Services about Johnston apparently saying she is an unfit mother. West also falsely claimed that the Activist Mommy and her followers called in death threats to the library. This lie provoked actual death threats against Johnston’s family.

We discussed big tech censorship last week, and in this case, it’s not surprising there is also an effort to remove The Activist Mommy from Facebook. Change.org has a petition to take down Johnston’s account for allegedly inviting “violence against the LGBTQ+ community and encouraging her followers to spread hate.”

Truth is hate to those who hate the truth. And remember, Jesus is the Way and the Truth.

It’s not difficult to understand this worldview: remove God, His Law, and any fixed, moral authority – and guess what? Anything goes. And I mean, anything. The Bible warns us about “men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” and the wrath of God that comes as a result.

We have denied not only the supremacy of God but His very existence. This naturally leads to the worship of self. Idolatry in this context is worshiping lifestyles and human beings, creating a god in our own likeness according to worldly, pagan preferences.

We’ve passed this down to the next generation. Society has programmed us to cater to ourselves which leads to the worship of the creature rather than the Creator. Writing to Christians of the early church in Rome, the Apostle Paul stated that people “exchanged the truth of God for a lie (Romans 1:25).”

We’re witnessing a cultural transformation from truth to fiction and from the sane to the insane. God has given them over to a depraved mind, and history teaches us that there will be consequences. God gave us a conscience. Romans 1:19 and 21 states:

“…because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them… For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”

It’s not only the federally-funded American libraries we need to be concerned about. The Left has controlled the nation’s schools more than five decades, and we need to understand that rather than providing a true education, progressive teachers’ unions are grooming young extremists every single day. But that’s for another article.

It all points to the decline of morality in American culture and the increase of wickedness which Jesus predicted as one of the signs we’re approaching the end times. As a result of lawlessness and blatant celebration of evil, He said that “the love of most will grow cold…(Matt. 24:12).”

When our hearts harden, we avoid engaging in the many battles within the culture war which essentially is a war on truth.

We’re seeing that now. There are some God-fearing people who have chosen to ignore the rebellion against our Creator and try living peaceful, problem-free lives. But that’s just a fantasy. Jesus said in this world we will have trouble and true peace can be found only in Him.

It’s understandable. But we are still called to expose evil, point people to Jesus, and to shine the light of Christ in this present darkness. Peter reminds believers to not be surprised by the intensifying trials of life.

Believers are also instructed: “do not conform to this world,” and,  “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:2, 21)

Watch and pray, friends. Things are about to get more interesting.

*Video courtesy of FreedomProject Media

via Drag Queen Agenda, Part of the LGBTQ+ Roll-Out — David Fiorazo

Most Divorces are Initiated by…Women — Triablogue

In a previous post on Harris’s apostasy, I made a comment that it was too presumptuous for us to assume that Harris wanted to replace his wife and that’s what led to the divorce and his fundamental apostasy from the faith. I cautioned that we don’t know the details of what went on, and speaking for myself I haven’t even wanted to find them out. There could be more things out there that either Harris or his ex may have said elsewhere so others might have more information than I do. If so, feel free to keep it to yourself because I don’t care.

Despite commonly held beliefs that men are quick to abandon the marriage, I pointed out that statistically in America the wife is two times more likely to file for divorce than the husband is (roughly 67% of divorces are initiated by women). And that is exactly what happened to me. I’m not going to go into too much on that either, since my ex is not a public figure and this post isn’t about her, so I will only say that she divorced me due to two reasons: 1) I’m a Calvinist and, she said, “Calvinists are going to hell.” And 2) “God told me to divorce you.” Consequently, two different churches (the church I am a member of, and the one she was a member of) have both told me they consider it an unbiblical divorce that I am not responsible for and thus am free to remarry should I ever go insane and think it’s a good idea. (I may have added that bit about insanity…)

Anyway, given those numbers, I can easily imagine a scenario where Harris’s wife left him for unjust reasons, and as a result of that Harris turned his back on God, just as I can imagine that he destroyed his marriage himself before turning his back on God. I know from personal experience how hard it is not to rage at God when an evil you don’t ask to endure and which goes against every fiber in your being is perpetuated against you anyway. In my case, by the grace of God I cannot even conceive of the possibility of a universe without a deity holding the main attributes of classical theism, and my studies have shown me that Christianity is so far beyond all other religions that it is the only religion that could possibly be correct. So, I could not reject God without rejecting reason.

And in the midst of pain it becomes quite easy to want to jettison reason. Sin isn’t reasonable, after all.

With that serving as background for this post, of the statistic I mentioned (2/3 of divorces being initiated by women), AMC asked:

What do you think accounts for these statistics? Would your speculation be that it is grounded in some typically feminine quality? Maybe that men are typically ‘less fussy’ than women? Or that women typically take a broader approach to communication and, because of that, assume that men (who tend to focus on what is communicated in words) ought to be mind readers (in other words should be able to pick up on broader forms of communication) and it is a problem when they fail at that?

So let me answer this here. To be clear, I’m speaking generally so don’t take any of the following as indicative of my own situation. Some of it applies; some of it doesn’t. And I’m not going to tell you which applies to me and which I’ve seen applying to others either.

To begin, I wouldn’t say that this is something that is grounded in a “typically feminine quality” although there could be aspects of it that are. Rather, there seems to be quite a cultural shift going on. Now, it’s possible the culture shifted because we’re moving toward some underlying aspect of femininity that was hidden by cultural norms before, so I wouldn’t rule it out completely. However, I actually think it’s a fundamental human problem that currently disproportionally affects females.

Divorce became easy when “no fault” divorces became the standard. There was no longer any need to justify the destruction of a marriage covenant; you could do it whenever you felt like it. Additionally, our legal system is designed to benefit women in divorce proceedings and judgments. Women nearly always get custody of children, for example. Men nearly always have to pay. The inequality in divorce outcome is so extreme that comedian Bill Burr’s comments are true: “You marry a girl, you fall in love, you buy her a house. You go to work every day, paying off the house. You come home one day, she’s [with] the next-door neighbor, hands you divorce papers. You gotta move out, sleep on a futon, and still pay for that house that she’s gonna stay in.”

Society as a whole treats women as Disney princesses and men as Harvey Weinstein.  When divorces happen, people tend to see women as victims of it and men as the cause. And this extends even through the church when it comes to the level of services provided. Virtually every church I’ve attended has a ministry to divorced moms so they have support with kids and such. I’ve never seen a ministry to divorced men who no longer get to see their kids except a handful of days per year (partly, I’m sure, because it’s harder for men to ask for such support and churches have limited resources, so they’re going to go where they’re requested first).

All of these factors combine to make divorce a lot easier for women than for men. Men almost universally get financially ruined by divorce. Many women end up leaving the marriage making more money from their ex than they made before they got married–often marrying right after college (which requires their husband to pay off their school loans through his income) and never having worked a day in their life. What this means is that there is a huge disincentive for men to divorce and an even larger incentive for women to divorce the instant they decide they no longer want to take the effort to be with their man.  Add in the fact that other women all around will encourage them to dump their guy and go after someone who will appreciate them like they deserve.  This all adds up to women becoming twice as likely to trigger divorce than men are. (This is also why I say it’s not due to something inherent in feminine nature, since if men had that overwhelming advantage they would divorce at the higher rate too.)

If you really want to see just how bad things have gotten in relationships just find someone and ask: what do men provide women in a relationship? The answers you’ll get are typically going to be along the lines of finances, shelter, security, safety. Then ask: what do women provide men in a relationship? Listen to the crickets. Or, if you’re talking to a liberal, the screeches of how sexist you are for even asking the question and daring to presume women should provide anything to men in a relationship.

What this is also doing is creating the MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) movement, in that more and more men are realizing that it is simply not worth getting married in the first place. When you know that a woman can take 50% of your income, the house, car, kids, and all that solely because you committed the grievous sin of believing her when she swore before God, “Until death do we part”, then who would rationally agree to this arrangement?

Put it another way. Being alone is less ideal than being with a loving spouse–there is no question about it. But being divorced is far, far worse than being alone. For myself, I think I’m about 90% ideal when I’m alone, and the divorce crashed me down to below 50%–probably around 40%, I’d say, and it’s taken years for me to get back up to where I now feel around 90% again.  I don’t think the numbers I assign are abnormal either. If being alone keeps you at about 90% of “ideal”, and being divorced crashes you to about 40%, is it worth risking a 50 point drop for the best case scenario of gaining a measly 10%? And again, that’s the best case scenario! Days when she’s cranky and upset at you, you might even be below the 90% you’d have alone.

As a result of all of this, what we are seeing is that women are far more likely to pull the trigger on divorce, and men are for more likely to never marry in the first place. Neither bode well for the continuation of the family structure. Which is probably Satan’s plan all along.

Even with that said, I have to  admit that yes, I am basically MGTOW myself, in that I cannot recommend any man get married in today’s culture. I’m all for a Biblical marriage, but an American one?  No.  Save yourself from that travesty.

via Most Divorces are Initiated by…Women — Triablogue

President Trump Impromptu Remarks Departing White House… — The Last Refuge

Chopper pressers are the best pressers.  Earlier today President Trump held an impromptu press conference as he departed the White House for an event in Virginia.

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MLK’S Niece Defends Trump, Says Charges Of Racism Are ‘Absolutely False’ — The Gateway Pundit

Alveda King, the niece of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., came to the defense of President Trump on Tuesday after his brutal criticism of the city of Baltimore and its congressman, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings.

King appeared on Fox News on Tuesday to address charges from politicians and pundits that Trump’s comments were racist.

“All of that news is absolutely fake,” King said. “You know, we all believe the same. That’s something the president has said, one race, one human race,” King said. “So, he’s not a racist, absolutely is not,” she said, adding “the programs that he has moved forward, the higher job market is helping African Americans. The criminal justice reform, helping African Americans.”

via MLK’S Niece Defends Trump, Says Charges Of Racism Are ‘Absolutely False’ — The Gateway Pundit

July 30 God Has a Plan

Scripture reading: Matthew 6:25–34

Key verse: Philippians 4:19

My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Matthew 6:25–34 is a portion of the Sermon on the Mount. As we read Christ’s words to those who had gathered along the hillside, we discover a strong calmness emerging from the Son of God.

Essentially, Jesus told those gathered that it was a waste of time to worry. Why? Because God knew their needs, and He promised to provide for each one. The apostle Paul delivered the same message to the Philippian believers (Phil. 4:19).

The thought of God taking care of us is a victorious thought! We know that He has never failed to keep any of His promises. This fact alone should be the end of all doubt and worry, but it rarely is.

Often we become consumed with doubts and fears. When this happens, we have not transferred the ownership of our anxieties to Christ. Instead, we cling to doubt and fear with the hope of doing something to “help” God solve our problems.

If you want to “help God,” try trusting Him. Let Him be God, and you become His faithful servant and friend.

Is there a pressing need in your life? Leave it at the altar of God. God is faithful. He takes into account all that you are facing and all that you will face in the future. He is omniscient, and He loves you perfectly. Whatever you need, God has a plan to solve it.

Lord, I rejoice that You have a plan to solve my every need. You know all I am facing today and in the future. I praise You![1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 221). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Southern Baptist Blog Says, “Trump is Racist” And You Should Not Vote for Him — Pulpit & Pen

A blog operated by an ERLC Leadership Council Member posted an article today claiming – matter-of-factly – that Donald Trump is a “racist” “and if we vote for him, “is something you will have to live with the rest of your life.” It was precisely because of this alt-left activism that the ERLC chose Dave Miller to serve on its Leadership Council, and he is doing their dirty work.

The blog post at SBC Voices, which is typically only read when linked by Pulpit & Pen, made claims about President Trump which were to be taken as established fact. The author, Erich Bridges – a Caucasian evangelical who apparently needs do this sort of public penance to receive absolution for his whiteness – made claim after claim that sounded as though it came directly from the mouth of Rachel Maddow or the Young Turks.

Dave Miller, who operates SBC Voices, is – as stated above – on the ERLC Leadership Council.

The post, which amounts to a political advertisement for the Democratic Party, was written by Erich Bridges.

You might know who Bridges is, but he’s also a writer for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (surprise, surprise).

Bridges’ claims of Trump’s totes for sure racism include, “evidence…is overwhelming,” “beyond reasonable doubt,” and “blatant racism.” One would think, from Bridge’s article at SBC Voices, that Trump was had come out and admitted to being a White Supremacist, but actually, that was Southern Baptist Theological Seminary provost, Will Hall.

How does Bridges know Trump is a racist? Well thankfully, Bridges gives examples of Trump’s “blatant racism.”

These examples include Trump claiming Obama wasn’t born in America (which had nothing to do with race, but nationality), Trump said that many migrants crossing the border were criminals (which is absolutely, irrefutably true), or that some taking part in the Charlottesville protests were fine people (I think it’s kind of bigoted not to assume that, given reality).

Bridges also claimed for evidence Trump’s tweets about Baltimore being “rat-infested” (it literally is a criminal cesspool and statistically is near Third-World-level bad), and Trump telling four congresswomen who hate America to go back to where they came from (if prejudiced, that would be xenophobic, not racist). Bridges went on to say that calling these congresswomen “socialist” is some kind of secret codeword of racism (they’re actual socialists, though).

The ERLC contributor said that he “used to be a Republican until Trump hijacked the party with his hatred and fearmongering.”

The liberal Mainstream Media tramp out these fake conservatives all day long to make wild, unsubstantiated accusations of racism every time Trump criticizes a person of color (even though his criticism has nothing to do with their color). It should not surprise us that a two-bit blog would try to copy the talking points of MSNBC. But what should shock us is that this is being done by an ERLC contributor on a blog run by an ERLC Leadership Council Member, as a part of a coordinated effort by the Democrat who runs the ERLC to drive Southern Baptists to the political left.

Southern Baptists need to stop putting money in the offering plate until their churches stop sending money to the Cooperative Program, which supports the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

via Southern Baptist Blog Says, “Trump is Racist” And You Should Not Vote for Him — Pulpit & Pen

Creation Of Human And Animal Embryo Hybrids Set To Begin In Japan After Government Gives Green Light To Controversial Stem Cell Experiments — Now The End Begins

Human and animal hybrids are to be developed in embryo form in Japan after the government approved controversial stem-cell research.

Remember all those crazy, nutty conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones who warned about the coming ‘pig men’ and ‘human animal chimeras’? Well, Alex Jones is a nut, and is wrong about a whole lot of things, but he was right about this one. Transhumanism is a thing, and it’s coming soon to a theater near you, only in real life and not on the screen. The ‘pig man’ from Seinfeld may well turn out to be more prophecy than comedy.

“And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” Genesis 11:6,7 (KJV)

God confounded the language of the people at the Tower of Babel because He did not want them discovering advanced technological feats until the time was right, but that was then and this is now. Now being the end times where man will ‘soar to new heights’ in a God-rejecting world, and will be convinced right up to the moment of the Second Coming that they were ‘smarter than the bible’. As God removes His protective hand and prepares this world for judgment, dazzling new ‘scientific advances’ like human-animal hybrids will be par for the course.

You know how you always wished your pet could talk? It’s going to do that and a whole lot more before Judgment Day.

Human-animal hybrids to be developed in Japan after ban controversially lifted

FROM THE INDEPENDENT UK: Human cells will be grown in rat and mouse embryos, then brought to term in a surrogate animal, as part of experiments set to be carried out at the University of Tokyo.

Supporters say the work – led by renowned geneticist Hiromitsu Nakauchi – could be a vital first step towards eventually growing organs that can then be transplanted into people in need. But opponents have raised concerns that scientists are playing God.

They worry the human cells could stray beyond the targeted organs into other areas of the animal, effectively creating a creature that is part animal, part person. For that reason, such prolonged experimentation has been effectively banned or gone unfinanced across the world in recent years.

It Was A Hoot On Seinfeld, Not So Funny In Real Life

Seinfeld trailer #5: Kramer stumbles upon a top-secret government project involving a mutant pig man.

In Japan itself, scientists were forbidden from going beyond a 14-day growth period. But those laws were relaxed in March when the country’s education and science ministry issued new guidelines saying such creations could now be brought to term.

Now, Dr Nakauchi’s application to experiment is the first to be approved under that new framework.

“We don’t expect to create human organs immediately, but this allows us to advance our research based upon the know-how we have gained up to this point,” he told the Asahi Shimbun newspaper.

He added that he planned to proceed slowly, and will not attempt to bring any hybrid embryos to term for some years, rather growing the hybrid mouse embryos to 14.5 days, when the animal’s organs are mostly formed, and the hybrid rat embryos to 15.5 days. Such caution was welcomed by bioethicists in the country.

“It is good to proceed with caution,” said Tetsuya Ishii, science-policy researcher at Hokkaido University in Sapporo. “It will make it possible to have a dialogue with the public, which is feeling anxious and has concerns.” READ MORE

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July 30, 2019 Afternoon Verse Of The Day

1 [2] The threat and descriptions of divine judgment conclude with the previous verse. This verse contains the final call for genuine repentance. Israel has “stumbled” (kāšal; 4:4; 5:5) in its sin—that is, it has experienced sin’s consequences. They must come to “the Lord your God,” a name combination used twice before in passages extolling his sovereignty (12:9; 13:4). The verb “return” is vital to the theological purposes of the book and appears four times in this chapter (vv. 1–2, 4, 7). Iniquity (ʿāwōn) had kept the nation from approaching Yahweh as it should have done (2:7; 5:4; 7:10, 16); the people must come on God’s terms.[1]


1 (2) Israel is called to return to YHWH in v. 1, and it is repeated in v. 2, although with slight variations. It is a jarring call, but also a relief, to set beside the somber account of destruction with which ch. 13 ended. The call to Return (šûb) is the language of repentance, with YHWH as the object. It is extended by the prophet to the people. There is likely a cultic context in mind as well, with rites of repentance and corresponding actions to be carried out. This is at least the implication of v. 2. As the context makes clear, YHWH expects some things of Israel in its return, but the goal is not a list of things but finally a return to YHWH himself.

The language of return to YHWH is employed similarly in 6:1, where it is spoken by (or attributed to) the people whom YHWH had struck. There the context was YHWH’s death-dealing attack as a lion (5:14), and the proposed “return to YHWH” was expressed in light of his “healing” (rāpāʾ), reviving, and raising abilities. A cultic context for the language of healing and reviving is plausible for 6:1–3. With 14:1, ch. 13 is the immediate backdrop, with its description of YHWH’s death-dealing attack as a lion (v. 7) and the fall of Samaria to the sword (v. 16). In 13:10 the Israelite king was unable to “deliver” (yāšaʿ); in 14:3 Assyria will not “deliver” (yāšaʿ) either. YHWH’s work of healing (rāpāʾ) is also noted in 14:4. The repentance set forth in 6:1 did not happen, or it was not accepted. That the call in 14:1 comes from the prophet and is backed in 14:4 by YHWH’s declaration of healing and love offers yet another opportunity for the people after the historical death sentences expressed elsewhere in the book.

Much of the criticism of Israel in the book can be summed up in v. 1b. The terminology is vintage Hosea. Stumbling is attributed to priests and people (4:5), as well as to Israel, Ephraim, and Judah (5:5). Moreover, the term iniquity, which is also used on a number of occasions, occurs with the verb stumbling in 5:5. The phrase stumble in iniquity (kšl b + ʿwn) appears to encapsulate an act-consequence relationship in which the iniquities have within them the cause of stumbling. We might, therefore, translate the phrase as “stumble by means of iniquity,” and v. 1b more expansively as “you have stumbled through the agency of your iniquity.”[2]


Ver. 1.—The foregoing part of this book abounds with denunciations of punishment; this closing chapter superabounds with promises of pardon. Wave after wave of threatened wrath had rolled over Israel and come in unto their soul; now offer after offer of grace is made to them. O Israel, return unto the Lord thy God. The invitation to return implies previous departure, or distance, or wandering from God. The return to which they are invited is expressed, not by אֶֽל, to or towards, but by ער, quite up to, or as far as right home; the penitent, therefore, is not merely to turn his mind or his face toward God, but to turn his face and his feet home to God; he is not to go half the way and then turn aside, or part of the way and then turn hack, but the whole way; in other words, his repentance is to be complete and entire, wanting nothing, according to the statement of the psalmist, “It is good for me to draw near to God.” As punishment was threatened in case of obstinate impenitence, so mercy is promised on condition of thorough repentance. For thou hast fallen by thine iniquity. A reason is here assigned for the preceding invitation; kashalta is properly “thou hast stumbled,” “made a false step,” fallen, yet so that recovery was among future possibilities. The same thought may be included in the fact that Jehovah continues to call his erring people by the honoured and honourable name of Israel, and to acknowledge himself their God. Further, many and grievous were the calamities into which by their fall they had been precipitated; neither were any to blame but themselves—their iniquity or their folly was the cause, nor was there any one to lift them up, now that they lay prostrate, save Jehovah. After referring to the desolation of Samaria and the ruthless destruction of its inhabitants, as portrayed in the last verse of the previous chapter, Jerome adds, “All Israel is invited to repentance, that he who has been debilitated, or has fallen headlong in his iniquities, may return to the physician and recover health, or that he who had fallen headlong may begin to stand.” The penitent is to direct his thoughts to Jehovah; to him as Centre he is attracted, and in him he finds his place of rest; nor is there other means of recovery or source of help. Thus Kimchi says, “For thou seest that through thine iniquity thou hast fallen, therefore it behoves thee to return to Jehovah, as nothing besides can raise thee from thy fall but thy return to him.” “There is none,” says Aben Ezra, “can raise thee from thy fall but the Eternal alone.”[3]


14:1 The command to repent anticipates the command to repent in the gospel (Acts 2:38).[4]


14:1 Return. This thematic exhortation to return (2:7; 3:5; 6:1; 7:10; 12:6) is now addressed to those who have already fallen because of their sins.[5]


[1] Carroll R., M. D. (2008). Hosea. In T. Longman III & D. E. Garland (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Daniel–Malachi (Revised Edition) (Vol. 8, p. 301). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[2] Dearman, J. A. (2010). The Book of Hosea (pp. 336–337). Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

[3] Spence-Jones, H. D. M. (Ed.). (1909). Hosea (pp. 430–431). London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[4] Crossway Bibles. (2008). The ESV Study Bible (p. 1641). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

[5] Sproul, R. C. (Ed.). (2005). The Reformation Study Bible: English Standard Version (p. 1255). Orlando, FL; Lake Mary, FL: Ligonier Ministries.

July 30, 2019 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

REUTERS

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on the U.S. Federal Reserve to
make a large interest rate cut, saying he was disappointed in the U.S.
central bank and that it had put him at a disadvantage by not acting
sooner.

President Trump on Tuesday warned China against waiting out his first term
in office to finalize any trade deal, saying if he wins re-election in the
November 2020 U.S. presidential contest, the outcome could be no agreement
or a worse one.

Progressive allies Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren headline the first
night of the second Democratic presidential debates tonight, with eight
other contenders aiming for a breakout performance that could propel them
into the top tier of the White House race.

The U.S. Senate on Monday failed to override President Donald Trump’s
vetoes of legislation passed by Congress that would have blocked the sales
of certain weapons to Saudi Arabia.

President Trump wants combat forces reduced in Afghanistan by the next U.S.
presidential election, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, in
comments that underlined the growing pressure from Washington to cut troop
numbers there.

U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris and U.S.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday introduced a bill that
would ensure any climate change legislation considered by Congress
prioritizes low-income and vulnerable communities.

A federal judge on Monday overturned the Trump administration’s approval of
a plan by the state of New Hampshire to impose work requirements on people
seeking to obtain benefits from the Medicaid health insurance program.

A Ukrainian court ruled on Tuesday to formally approve the seizure of a
Russian tanker that was detained by Ukrainian authorities at the Danube
river port of Izmail last week.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Irish counterpart Leo
Varadkar on Tuesday that Britain will be leaving the European Union “no
matter what” on Oct. 31, stressing that the so-called Irish backstop had to
be removed from any exit deal.

President Donald Trump said he wants to pursue a trade agreement with
Brazil, opening the door to a possible resolution over an ongoing trade
dispute between the two nations.

Capital One Financial Corp said on Monday that personal information
including names and addresses of about 100 million individuals in the
United States and 6 million people in Canada were obtained by a hacker who
has been arrested.

AP Top Stories

A Texas man was stopped at an airport in Maryland on Monday when airport
security found a missile launcher in his checked luggage, authorities said.

At least 164 farmers and land rights activists were killed worldwide last
year, with the Philippines accounting for the most casualties for the first
time since Britain-based Global Witness began reporting such deaths in
2012.

More than 500,000 kids could lose their automatic eligibility for free
school meals thanks to a Trump administration proposal to cut access to
food stamps made last week.

Chinese officials on Tuesday said “most” individuals held in re-education
camps in its northwest Xinjiang region have left the centers and found jobs
— though they did not provide any figures.

Iranian women who post photos of themselves online without their
headscarves on could face up to 10 years in prison.

The United States may be planning to blame Russian non-compliance as a
pretext to pull out of the Comprehensive nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), a
Russian diplomat told the Conference on Disarmament, the world’s main arms
talks forum, on Tuesday.

Malaysia’s sports-loving Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah called for
racial unity as he was installed Tuesday as the country’s 16th king under a
unique rotating monarchy system.

The government’s employee health plan will tighten its rules for covering
prescription opioid painkillers starting this fall, the Trump
administration said Monday.

The cumulative decline of the Venezuelan economy since 2013 will reach 65%,
among the deepest five-year contractions around the world over the last
half century, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.

Alabama has filed a federal court claim to ownership of the wreckage of the
last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the U.S., a move
the archaeologist who helped find the ship says will bolster protection of
the site.

Colombian President Ivan Duque accused his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas
Maduro Monday of committing an act of “stupidity” by offering refuge to two
of his country’s former left-wing guerrilla leaders.

BBC

About six million rosewood trees have been cut down in Ghana for illegal
export to China since 2012, an environmental group said. The rare species,
which takes 100 years to grow, is mostly used to make imperial-style
furniture in China.

Superbugs resistant to emergency antibiotics are spreading in hospitals, a
Europe-wide study shows. Drugs called carbapenems are used when an
infection cannot be treated with anything else.

WND

A series of studies have concluded that the radiation levels in parts of
the Marshall Islands, where nuclear weapons were tested more than 60 years
ago, is “higher than Chernobyl.”

A study published by the American Heart Association finds that the risk of
stroke for post-menopausal women was reduced in those who reported
breastfeeding at least one child.


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News – 7/30/2019

Canada’s Public Broadcaster Airs Its Documentary Celebrating Children In Drag
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) aired its “Drag Kids” Thursday night. Canada’s taxpayer-funded media outlet, which is allotted $1.5 billion dollars a year, promoted its documentary about children performing in drag for the entire month of July. The network used its CBC Kids Twitter profile to ask the question, “What’s it like to be a KID #DRAGQUEEN?”

UNRWA report: Corruption and abuse of power at highest levels
Internal investigation by United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees alleges ‘inappropriate sexual acts, nepotism, reprisals, discrimination and other abuses of authority’ being carried out by senior officials

The Art of the Deal: Donald Trump and Boris Johnson Hammering Out ‘Very Substantial Trade Agreement’
President Donald Trump said Friday he is already working with new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on a major trade agreement. “And I think it’ll be a very substantial trade agreement, …

Russia and China romance runs into friction in Central Asia
Russia “is feeling a potential threat” from China, according to an expert on the Russian military. The difference in the two countries’ power continues to widen: China’s gross domestic product is roughly eight times larger than Russia’s and its population is 10 times larger. Russia is especially nervous about the possibility of Central Asia — much of which was once part of the Soviet Union and is seen by Russians as their backyard — falling under China’s sway.

The Syrian War Ends: Its Many Implications
The civil war that raged in Syria over the past eight years seems to be drawing to a close. In July 2018, the Syrian regime regained control of the southern part of the country, including the town of Dar’a where the revolt began in March 2011. Five months later in December 2018, U.S. president Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, driving the final nail in the coffin of the rebellion.

Muslim Brotherhood Accuses Egyptian President of Making Isaiah Prophecy Come True
In a criticism of their arch-nemesis, the current president of Egypt, The Muslim Brotherhood cited a prophecy from the Book of Isaiah. Though it may seem odd for Islamist extremists to cite the Jewish Bible, an expert in Arabic studies explained that implicit in this reference was a much larger threat in which the group hints at its agenda to replace all other religions. The article claimed that al Sisi’s administration was following an agenda outlined in the “Jewish Bible” by the Prophet Isaiah, citing the verse. “I will incite Egyptian against Egyptian: They shall war with each other, Every man with his fellow, City with city And kingdom with kingdom…And I will place the Egyptians At the mercy of a harsh master, And a ruthless king shall rule them” —declares the Sovereign, the lord of Hosts. Isaiah 19:2-4

Terrorist attack prevented as 1,200 worshippers visit Joseph’s Tomb
IDF forces found a pipe bomb near Joseph’s Tomb during preparations before the arrival of 1,200 Jewish worshippers to the compound in Nablus. The bomb was neutralized in a controlled explosion. Disturbances broke out as the worshippers entered the tomb, as rioters burned tires and threw stones at IDF forces. The soldiers responded with riot dispersal means. The prayer services continued undisturbed.

Right in uproar over Netanyahu’s Palestinian building plan
The Israeli right is in an uproar over a KANN report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a security cabinet meeting to promote a Palestinian building plan for Area C in advance of a visit by US envoy Jared Kushner. “If it’s true that this is an American demand, then we expect our government to say loud and clear – enough!” Gush Etzion Regional Council head Shlomo Neeman said.

Pound sinks to 28-month low on Brexit fears
The pound sank to a 28-month low against the dollar as Boris Johnson’s government toughened its rhetoric on Brexit. Sterling dipped 1.1% to $1.2242 and €1.1004 respectively. The currency could fall further, according to analysts at ING Group, as traders appear to have been betting on a last-minute deal being reached.

Drug-resistant superbug spreading in Europe’s hospitals
Superbugs resistant to emergency antibiotics are spreading in hospitals, a Europe-wide study shows. Drugs called carbapenems are used when an infection cannot be treated with anything else. The spread of resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae was “extremely concerning”, researchers from the Sanger Institute said. And they warned other bugs could become resistant too – because of the unique way bacteria have sex.

Senate fails to overturn Saudi arms sale veto
The US Senate has failed in its latest bid to block the controversial sale of $8.1bn (£6.5bn) worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia. It comes after Donald Trump used his presidential veto to override resolutions passed by both chambers of Congress preventing the sale. Critics fear the weapons may be used on civilians in the Yemen conflict.

Capital One data breach: Arrest after details of 106m people stolen
The personal details of about 106 million individuals across the US and Canada were stolen in a hack targeting financial services firm Capital One, the company has revealed. The alleged hacker, Paige Thompson, was arrested on Monday after reportedly boasting about the breach online. Capital One said the data included names, addresses and phone numbers of people who applied for its products.

Federal Borrowing Soars as Deficit Fear Fades
Borrowing by the federal government is set to top $1 trillion for the second year in a row as higher spending outpaces revenue growth and concern about budget deficits wanes in Washington and on Wall Street. The Treasury Department said Monday it expects to issue $814 billion in net marketable debt in the second half of this calendar year, bringing total debt issuance to $1.23 trillion in 2019.

Satellites are starting to watch your every move
The dramatic advances in satellite imaging technology in the last 10 years have privacy advocates worried about 24-hour surveillance. Right now, US federal regulations help keep things in check, so that while commercial satellite imagery is powerful enough, for instance, to see a car, it’s not detailed enough to identify the make and model, according to a report from the MIT Technology Review.

A deadly mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling in humans has been detected in Florida
Florida health officials are warning of an uptick in a mosquito-borne virus known as Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Several sentinel chickens tested positive for EEE, which can spread to humans via infected mosquitoes and cause brain infection and swelling, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County said in a Thursday statement. Sentinel chickens are fowl that are tested regularly for the West Nile virus and EEE.

Report: Israeli warplanes hit Iranian targets in Iraq
Israeli warplanes bombed Iranian-linked targets in Iraq and Syria in July, the Arabic-language Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported Tuesday, quoting Western diplomatic sources. The sources told the London-based newspaper that on July 19, Israel carried out an attack on the base of an Iran-linked paramilitary group in the northern Salahuddin province of Iraq.

UNRWA report: Corruption and abuse of power at highest levels
An internal report by the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees says there has been alleged mismanagement and abuse of authority at the highest levels of the organization, at a time when it faced an unprecedented financial crisis. The alleged irregularities contained in the report produced by the ethics department of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) are currently being examined by UN investigators.

Canadian court rules West Bank wines can’t be labeled as ‘Made in Israel’
In a dramatic ruling, sure to anger Jerusalem, Canada’s Federal Court rules that Israeli wines produced in West Bank settlements can no longer be labeled “Made in Israel.”

Tropical Storm Erick Could Enhance Rainfall, Surf in Hawaii Late This Week; Tropical Storm Flossie Follows on Its Heels
Tropical Storm Erick will likely pass to the south of Hawaii later this week, but it could increase rainfall and churn up surf in parts of the island chain. Another tropical storm, Flossie, is following on its heels and might have to be watched for a possible close pass to Hawaii next week.

Baltimore’s Rat Problem is So Bad, Roads Are Collapsing
Baltimore’s rat problem is so bad that it is causing roads in the city to collapse, proving President Trump right when he said the city was a “rodent infested mess.”

Chinese Duck Farmers Become Overnight Millionaires As Half Of China’s Pigs Die
The price of China’s favorite food is about to hit all time highs, and the country’s duck farmers couldn’t be happier.

We Need To Be Christian First, Patriot Second
This is not about President Trump. It is about us. About our behavior as followers of Jesus. About our words. About our attitudes. About our priorities.

Aussie Children Taught to Reject Kisses, Hugs with Grandma
An Australian school program is teaching young children about the boundaries for sexual consent by explaining they have the right to reject kisses and physical contact with their grandmother.

Amazon openly sells pedophilia products while banning books that try to help people overcome unwanted same-sex attraction
At the same time that Amazon continues to sell child sex dolls to pedophile perverts, the Jeff Bezos retail empire is reportedly pulling all “conversion therapy” books from its website because they’re apparently “offensive” to leftists.

Roman Catholic Pedophile Priests Are Being Harbored And Protected By Covert Vatican-Linked Group ‘Opus Bono Sacerdotii’ To Escape Justice
Just when you thought that the Roman Catholic harlot could not be any more devious, deceptive or demonic, up pops a Catholic ‘rapid-response group’ known as Opus Bono Sacerdotii. What is the mission of Opus Bono Sacerdotii? They provide funds, food and lodging for Roman Catholic peodphile priests who are on the run from justice. When they get caught and put in jail, Opus Bono Sacerdotii steps in with more money and lawyers to try and make the accusations ‘go away’ with the result of the pedophile priest being return to a parish where he gets to abuse more children.

After Rand Paul Offers To Buy Ticket To Somalia, Ilhan Omar Supports Violent Attack
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Headlines – 7/30/2019

Tiny island nation St. Kitts and Nevis recognizes Palestinian state

Egypt, Jordan leaders hold talks over Israeli-Palestinian peace

PM said to float plan for Palestinian building permits in West Bank’s Area C

Right in uproar over Netanyahu’s Palestinian building plan

Officials at UN agency for Palestinians face ethical abuse claims

Netanyahu said pushing for pre-election Putin trip to Israel

Canada won’t reschedule elections that fall on Jewish holiday – Lawsuit had argued election date discriminates against observant Jews

Settlement wines cannot be labeled ‘Made in Israel,’ Canadian court rules

Erdogan: Whoever is on Israel’s side, we are against them

Leaked UN report blasts UNRWA leadership as corrupt

Coalition says strike kills ISIS extremists in Syria

Britain’s youngest terrorist gets lifelong anonymity after lawyers argue he may become ISIS poster boy

Russia Accuses U.S. of Stealing Syria’s Oil, Using Money to Fund Militant Groups

US envoy Jason Greenblatt: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not the core conflict in the region. Iran is.

Senior Iranian commander: Iran able to detect stealth aircraft

Houthi attack on Saada market kills more than 10: Yemeni minister

No One Is Safe: How Saudi Arabia Makes Dissidents Disappear

Senate fails to overturn Saudi arms sale veto

Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Pompeo: Trump wants Afghan drawdown before 2020 election

Four teenage protesters killed by security forces in central Sudan

Sudan Protest Group Calls for Nationwide Protests After Children Shot Dead

Top lawmakers: Trump ignoring law that requires sanctions on Russia for chemical weapons poisoning

Hong Kong protests condemned by China as ‘horrendous’ as state media calls on ‘forceful’ action to end unrest

Hong Kong’s protests are starting to hurt its business

Hong Kong stocks slide as fears over protests grow. Real estate hardest hit

Mass decapitations as at least 52 killed in Brazil prison riot

Trump signs extension ensuring 9/11 victims’ fund never dries up

President jokes about stage collapsing with 9/11 first responders as congress hints at looming impeachment

Accused of racism, Trump blasts black congressman as racist

2020 Democrats keep shifting left. Moderates fret they’ll shift even further at next debate

Treasury to Borrow Over $1 Trillion in 2019 for Second Year in a Row

Britain is turbo-charging no-deal Brexit preparations: foreign minister

Boris Johnson Issues Ultimatum to EU Over Brexit Talks as Pound Slumps

Raab: UK will be better able to negotiate with EU after no-deal Brexit

Massive data breach hits Capital One, affecting more than 100 million customers

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Hachijo-jima, Japan

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Ndoi Island, Fiji

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 25,000ft

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 21,000ft

Ruiz volcano in Colombia erupts to 20,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 16,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 15,000ft

Websites using Facebook ‘Like’ button liable for data, Europe’s top court decides

New spy czar: Cyber a bigger threat than illegal immigrants ‘crossing the Rio Grande’

Satellites are starting to watch your every move – There are real-time spies in the sky

Tropical disturbance in Caribbean may strengthen prior to approaching Florida

UK weather: Heatwave broke record for highest ever temperature, Met Office says

Nebraska, Wyoming issue emergency declarations as collapsed irrigation tunnel threatens farms

CRISPR gene editing will be used inside humans for the first time in treatment for blindness

Florida health officials say mosquito-borne virus that causes brain swelling, death detected in state

Officials: Swine flu detected in pigs at fair in Michigan

Fears over Muslim parents withdrawing children from ‘non-halal’ flu vaccine

Distrust, violence hamper Ebola treatment efforts in DR Congo

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RenewAmerica Newsletter for July 30, 2019

July 29, 2019
Book review
JOAN SWIRSKY — Since 9/11, writes Tabitha Korol in her riveting book, “Confronting The Deception: Inflamed by 9/11, fired up by eight bad years,” the United States, Israel, and cultures that still value our freedoms have been fighting a battle of survival on several fronts…. (more)

July 29, 2019

REUTERS — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would nominate Representative John Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican who strongly defended him at a recent congressional hearing, to replace Dan Coats as the U.S. spy chief…. (more)


July 29, 2019

FOX NEWS — Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe, who questioned former Special Counsel Robert Mueller at both House hearings, says President Trump came out the winner because impeachment is dead…. (more)


July 29, 2019
FOX NEWS — Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe says Democrats and the special counsel deprived President Trump the presumption of innocence…. (more)

July 29, 2019
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — A top Republican investigator said accountability is coming for any of those individuals who may have committed crimes during the Trump-Russia investigation…. (more)

July 29, 2019
BYRON YORK — How serious are House Democratic leaders about impeaching President Trump? Consider this: After finishing up last-minute business, members are leaving Washington for a 46-day recess. They will not return until Sept. 9. That’s not very serious…. (more)

July 27, 2019
DAILY MAIL — The gunman from a shooting at a garlic festival in California on Sunday where three people, including a six-year-old boy, were killed has been identified as 19-year-old Santino William Legan…. (more)

July 27, 2019
Dershowitz: ‘Not the job of our legal system’
WORLDNETDAILY — Robert Mueller’s repeated statement that President Trump was not “exonerated” by the special counsel investigation into Democratic claims of Trump-Russia collusion threatens every American, contends Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz…. (more)

July 27, 2019
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Rep. Mark Meadows, a top supporter of President Trump, sounded off on Twitter about the Democrats’ behavior during the Wednesday testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller…. (more)

July 27, 2019
‘We were able to get this done and we got it done fairly quickly’

WORLDNETDAILY — In a surprise announcement Friday, President Trump said the U.S. has signed a “safe third country” agreement with Guatemala, which the White House says will require migrants from other countries who pass through Guatemala to seek protection in Guatemala instead of in the United States, and send migrants back to Guatemala if they reach the United States without having done so…. (more)


July 27, 2019

AP NEWS — The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court’s five conservative justices gave the administration the green light on Friday to begin work on four contracts it has awarded using Defense Department money. Funding for the projects had been frozen by lower courts while a lawsuit over the money proceeded. The court’s four liberal justices wouldn’t have allowed construction to start…. (more)


July 27, 2019
ROBERT BLECKER — Attorney General William Barr should be applauded for announcing Thursday that the federal government will resume executing convicted murderers on death row for the first time since 2003, beginning with five vicious killers in December and January. “Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty through legislation adopted by the people’s representatives in both houses of Congress and signed by the President,” Barr said in a statement. “We owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system.”… (more)

July 27, 2019

NEWSMAX — Rep. Ilhan Omar, the liberal Minnesota congresswoman who has been under fire for filing taxes with one man while legally married to another is now set to divorce yet again, the Daily Mail reports…. (more)


July 27, 2019

NEWSMAX — China’s central government is putting pressure on officials to track the number of Christians living in their towns, and threatening repercussions if the figures do not add up, according to a report. The CCP (Communist Party of China) has been cracking down on religion in recent months and has now intensified its measures by ordering local governments to closely supervise and monitor its residents who believe in God, ChristianHeadlines.com noted…. (more)


July 27, 2019
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Leana Wen, now the former president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, was fired from the organization over what she calls “philosophical differences over the best way to protect reproductive health.” A few days later, she penned an op-ed in the New York Times explaining what happened and why, from her perspective. What she reveals about the organization’s goals and methodology is not only unsurprising, but confirms what conservatives have been claiming about Planned Parenthood for years…. (more)

July 26, 2019
NATIONAL REVIEW — A funny thing happened at the moment in 2016 when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union: The winning campaigners dispersed. One of the most consequential poll results in the U.K.’s history provided a mandate to Parliament, but did not produce a government of the men and women who’d made the case for it to voters…. (more)

July 25, 2019
Former special counsel ‘clearly did not want to be on Capitol Hill’; he was there only because Nadler made him
BRYAN FISCHER — One could almost feel sorry for Robert Mueller, whose reputation as a man of unimpeachable integrity and straight-shooting law man burned to the ground in front of him during his testimony before Congress. He appeared frail, uncertain, and feeble. He simply was not up to the challenge. He fumbled simple questions, paused awkwardly on numerous occasions, and repeatedly made it clear that he was almost completely unfamiliar with his own report…. (more)

July 25, 2019
‘Can you repeat the question, sir?’

GRABIEN — Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller frequently appeared confused during his much-anticipated Capitol Hill testimony Wednesday. Mueller, who is often celebrated in the media for laser-like thinking, had to ask lawmakers to regularly repeat their questions, seemingly struggling to pay attention. At other points, Mueller got confused about whether the members of Congress were asking him questions or if they were reading from his own report. In just the first 90 minutes of the hearing, Mueller needed help understanding questions more than 10 times…. (more)


July 25, 2019

WASHINGTON TIMES — Robert Mueller made it just minutes into the questions from Congress Wednesday before Republicans drew blood, trapping the former special counsel over his familiarity with his own 448-page report. Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, asked a seemingly easy question about whether “collusion” and “conspiracy” were essentially the same. Mr. Mueller said that wasn’t necessarily true…. (more)


July 25, 2019

REAL CLEAR POLITICS — Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) presses former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation. Jordan says maybe a better course of action is to figure out how the false accusations started…. (more)


July 25, 2019

REAL CLEAR POLITICS — Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) admonished former special counsel Robert Mueller for not following the regulations by writing about decisions that weren’t reached. From Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing:… (more)


July 25, 2019

REAL CLEAR POLITICS — Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) asked former special counsel Robert Mueller several questions about Christopher Steele and the Steele dossier at today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. Mueller declined to answer Rep. Gaetz’s repeated questions about the Steele dossier and often responded, “That’s beyond my purview.”… (more)


July 25, 2019

REAL CLEAR POLITICS — Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) gave a statement Wednesday at the beginning of the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. “There is collusion in plain sight. Collusion between Russia and the Democratic party,” the ranking member said. “The Democrats colluded with Russian sources to develop the Steele dossier and Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya colluded with the dossier’s key architect, Fusion GPS head Glenn Simpson.”… (more)


July 25, 2019
‘Washington’s focus now shifts to the two investigations into the investigators’

NEW YORK POST — Among his talents, Donald Trump has a special gift for driving his detractors so crazy that they do really stupid stuff. The decision by Democrats to force Robert Mueller to testify before Congress is Exhibit A…. (more)

 

The Evil White Man Syndrome — Christian Research Network

“It doesn’t matter that Elijah Cummings and everyone else in Baltimore knows his district is in tough shape.  The media will not allow non-minorities to state that.  In America today, speech that criticizes “people of color” is racist speech.  And don’t you forget it.”  

(Bill O’Reilly)  To understand the current “racist” label in politics, you must uncover the overriding current philosophy on the far left.  And that comes down to this: the United States has always been a patriarchy run by evil, corrupt white guys who delight in delivering pain to everyone else.

Put Donald Trump’s picture next to that definition.

The radical left is so extreme on this that even socialist bomb-thrower Bernie Sanders is now being shunned by some of his fellow travelers.  Old white guys do not have it going on in 2019.

Recently, a tape was uncovered where Congresswoman Ilhan Omar from Illinois warned Americans that white men are the primary cause of violence in the USA and we had better watch them.

Similar “white guys are malignant” stuff appears in the media nearly every day with the subliminal message being women and minorities should be running the country, calling all the shots.

Of course, the aforementioned Donald Trump is the template for anti-white male sentiment.  For more than three years, the President has been ruthlessly attacked by many leftwing women and minorities.  But if Mr. Trump counterattacks, he is branded a racist and misogynist.  So he can’t defend himself without bringing on further attacks. View article →

via The Evil White Man Syndrome — Christian Research Network

Campus Crusade For Christ Teaching Kids That It’s Okay to be Gay — Reformation Charlotte

Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) is an organization that touts itself as an interdenominational Christian ministry that is primarily found on university campuses around the world. Now a global parachurch mission outfit, CRU is a staple of youth and college group partnerships with over 25,000 missionaries in nearly 200 countries. In short, CRU is an influential voice among evangelical students.

For the last several years, evangelicalism has been promoting the unbiblical notion that you can be both gay and Christian. The movement, largely influenced by pro-gay parachurch organizations such as Living Out and Revoice, has gained inroads into churches at an alarming rate. The notion that one can identify as homosexual while continuing to dress and act like a homosexual is acceptable so long as one doesn’t actively engage in sexual activity is biblically preposterous. Yet, this is the crux of the movement.

Now, CRU is pushing this idea through its influential youth gatherings. One CRU leader recently tweeted that the Bible does not call us to be “straight.”

Read more: Campus Crusade For Christ Teaching Kids That It’s Okay to be Gay — Reformation Charlotte

The Laodicean Evangelical Professing Christian Church Is Turning Gay And Embracing LGBTQ+ Movement As The Great Falling Away Nearly Complete — Now The End Begins

In order for the great ‘falling away’ to be complete, the professing end times Christian church, the church of Laodicea, there must be a full-on inclusion of the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile community into the church and for the church to be ‘welcoming and affirming’

The angel Gabriel said to the prophet Daniel that in the last days, ‘knowledge shall be increased’ and that certainly has come true in spades in our day here in the 21st century. But one of the problems with such a vast expanse of news and information is the news cycle is so short that we forget the older stuff and new stuff comes in. Such is the case with the incredible rush by the Laodicean professing Christian church to 1). embrace the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile community and affirm them in that lifestyle, and 2). pastors and other Laodicean church leaders who have actually come out as gay. There have been a lot of these stories, but as time goes on we forget.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;” 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (KJV)

I believe, as I study the Bible, that in order for the great ‘falling away’ to be complete, that the professing end times Christian church, the church of Laodicea, there must be a full-on inclusion of the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile community into the church and for the church to be ‘welcoming and affirming’ of their lifestyle. The gospel cannot be preached as written, no mention of sin can be spoken unless it is in a very general, ‘we are all sinners so who can judge’ sense. As I scan the news on a daily basis, I see this not only happening, but happening rapidly.

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,27 (KJV)

So I thought it would be helpful for you to be reminded just how much of a shift has taken place within the professing Christian church here in America towards embracing the LGBTQ+ lifestyle and same-sex marriage. Some of these stories you may have already heard of, while others may come as quite a little jolt.

Pastors And Prominent Leaders Within The Professing Evangelical Church Who Support And Affirm The LGBTQ+ Lifestyle

  • RICK WARREN: Since he is featured in the main photo in this article we shall start with him. Yes, you can go to YouTube and search to find a few videos where Rick Warren, rather reluctantly and parsing his own words, says that the LGBTQ+ lifestyle is ‘not in accordance with scripture’. Those are his words. But his actions, like the photo where he holds hands with gay singer Elton John, and jokes that their kiss would be ‘heard around the world‘ tells you how he really feels. Those are also his words. The gleeful look on his face as he held hands with Elton reminded me of two high school kids with a crush on each other. So I wonder, at what point did Rick Warren take ‘Sir’ Elton John off to the side and tell him that he is heading for a devil’s Hell if he doesn’t get saved? If you have a link to show he said that (insert laughing emoji here) please post it in the comments below.

Elton John AIDS Foundation and The ONE Campaign Host Reception on Global HIV/AIDS Funding

  • JOSHUA HARRIS: This man is the Laodicean superstar who wrote “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” in 1997, and in 2019 has left his wife, renounced his faith in Jesus Christ, and has “repented” of telling LGBTQ+P for Pedophile people that they are lost and headed for Hell. This story created a firestorm in the Christian community, but you better buckle up and get used to stories like this, many more on the way.
  • BAPTIST PASTOR OLIVER THOMAS: Baptist pastor Oliver Thomas wrote an op-ed piece back in May of 2019, and in it he made the case that the Christian church had “gotten it wrong” on the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile community. Thomas states ” A sad thing is happening in America. The church is killing itself. A great revelation has occurred that is bringing joy and happiness to millions, but it is being met with resistance and retrenchment from many of my colleagues inside the church. The revelation is that LGBTQ people are just like the rest of us — only LGBTQ. They are not perverts nor are they abnormal, as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental health experts once declared them to be. People don’t choose their sexual orientation any more than they choose their race or gender. This is what lay behind a recent comment by Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, that Vice President Mike Pence’s quarrel — if he has one — is not with the mayor. “Your quarrel, sir,” said the openly gay Democratic presidential candidate, “is with my creator.” And it only got worse from there. You can read the entire article here.
  • SINGER & SONGWRITER RAY BOLTZ: Ray Boltz over the past 30 years has written some of the best-loved songs of the modern-day Christian music era. He also came out to his family as a homosexual in 2004, and went public in 2010. Magically, homosexuality and same-sex marriage is no longer a sin, and Ray Boltz is enjoying his role as a Pied Piper to help lead other Christians into the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile lifestyle. He says “I often get messages from people who thank me for coming out and say it gave them the courage to face the same reality,” he said. “Often they ask me for advice about how to handle the process of coming out to a spouse and children in the context of religion and faith. I never give advice about that. Everyone has to work that out for themselves. I only know that what I chose to do has brought me much happiness.” source

Joel and Victoria Osteen Attend Lady Gaga Concert, Pose for Sirius/Pandora Merger

  • ‘JARS OF CLAY’ SINGER DAN HASELTINE: The lead singer of 90’s Christian band Jars of Clay caused a small uproar on Twitter in 2014 for writing a series of tweets in support of gay marriage. “Not meaning to stir things up BUT… Is there a non-speculative or non ‘slippery slope’ reason why gays shouldn’t marry? I don’t hear one,” Dan Haseltine wrote in one of his tweets. In the following few days, Haseltine continued to tweet and reply to his fans from all ends of the spectrum. “You’re refuting yourself. You are headed nowhere fast friend. Consider and repent,” one twitter user told the singer. Fortunately for Haseltine, not all fans spoke out against his opinion – in fact, he received a lot of support. “I have received so many great messages from gay Christians,” he wrote. “You have encouraged me.” source
  • AMY GRANT: During her first gay press interview, and for an entire hour, the Grammy winner reflected – with her usual sincerity and thoughtfulness – on her loyal gay fan base, how she reconciles Christianity and homosexuality, her “compassion” for gay marriage and the unforgettable dinner she shared with out ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero. source
  • TED HAGGARD: Ted Haggard was an evangelical superstar back in the 1990’s and into the 2000’s. His New Life Church in Colorado was a massive megachurch with thousands of followers in attendance. n November 2006, he resigned from all of his leadership positions after allegations of homosexual sex and drug abuse were made by Mike Jones, a former male prostitute. Initially Haggard denied even knowing Mike Jones, but as a media investigation proceeded he acknowledged that some allegations, such as his purchase of methamphetamine, were true. He later added “sexual immorality” to his list of confessions. In 2011, Haggard came out as bisexual, Today, Ted Haggard is a proud supporter and member of the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile community, and in 2019 he pastors the Saint James Church where he “affirms and welcomes” the LGBTQ+ community and confirms them in their sin. source
  • EDDIE LONG: Pastor Long was forever on TV waxing lyrical about how wrong homosexuality is. He was a big fan of so-called “homosexual cure” programme and often promoted them on his TV shows. Then four guys sued him for allegedly coercing them into sex. The whole thing was settled out of court, which made people think there was truth to it. Pastor Long’s wife said she wanted a divorce after the scandal. But then she decided to return to her marriage, so that she could offer her experience and guidance to others. source
  • TONY CAMPOLO:  Back in 2015, Tony Campolo announced his support for same-sex couples’ inclusion in the church. Campolo, a progressive evangelical leader who counseled President Bill Clinton through the Monica Lewinsky scandal and is a sociology professor at Eastern University in Pennsylvania, announced on his Web site Monday his support for same-sex couples in the church. Most evangelical churches tend to exclude same-sex couples from membership and within leadership. source
  • JOEL OSTEEN: Like RIck Warren, false teacher and Laodicean pastor Joel Osteen will say, however haltingly, that he does think that the Bible calls homosexuality a sin. However, he has no issues attending gay marriage ceremonies, has no issue rocking out at a Lady Gaga gay Pride Month concert, and never tells the hundreds of LGBTQ+P for Pedophile people who attend his church each week that homosexuality is a sin.
  • TD JAKES: Megachurch leader and author T.D. Jakes says that homosexuals should attend congregations that affirm their lifestyle and that politics do not need to reflect biblical ethics, adding that his position on homosexuality is both “evolved and evolving.”During an interview with the Huffington Post on Monday, Jakes was asked by a viewer if he believes that homosexuals and the black church can co-exist.“Absolutely… I think it is going to be diverse from church to church. Every church has a different opinion on the issue and every gay person is different,” he replied. “And I think that to speak that the church—the black church, the white church or any kind of church you wanna call it—are all the same, is totally not true.” source

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Revelation 3:14-19 (KJV)

Everywhere you look amongst the Laodicean ranks of end times Christianity, this is what you are seeing, this is the direction that everything is shifting towards. The King James Bible is on the cusp of being declared as ‘hate speech’, and it will be the professing Christian church that does it when it happens. You see, in the Laodicean church age, pastors are terrified of speaking the truth because the truth in 2019 will cost you something. They would rather have ‘peace and safety’ than preach the truth of the Bible. Mostly they are afraid of the money drying up.

Is your church experiencing a shift towards the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile community? Please comment below if it does.

Gay Evangelicals Argue That Bible Does Not Condemn Homosexuality

More than 30 U.S. states now recognize same-sex marriages, and an increasing number of mainline American churches are blessing them. But evangelical church members- which account for around 30 percent of the U.S. adult population – believe the Bible unequivocally condemns homosexuality. VOA’s Jerome Socolovsky reports that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender evangelicals are coming out. Backed by a prominent evangelical scholar, they argue that the traditional reading of the bible is wrong.

Baptist Pastor Rebukes Anti-Gay Sermon

Rev. Welton Gaddy, President of Interfaith Alliance, rebukes a pastor’s anti-gay sermon as a distorted, hateful message.

Joel Osteen Talks Pope And Gays

Joel Osteen joins HuffPost live to share his thoughts on the current pope and homosexuality.

via The Laodicean Evangelical Professing Christian Church Is Turning Gay And Embracing LGBTQ+ Movement As The Great Falling Away Nearly Complete — Now The End Begins

July 30 Carry the Light

scripture reading: John 1:1–34
key verse: John 1:4

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

John described Jesus as the Light of the World, for “in Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:4). In actuality, Christ was God’s first missionary. He was the bearer of redemption, of sins forgiven, and of God’s grace for all humanity.

His words of acceptance and love moved men and women to immeasurable points of commitment to God. Their lives were changed, their hopes renewed, and their hearts made pure, all because they heard the gospel message and believed in God’s Messenger.

When Jesus died on Calvary, His earthly mission was complete. Salvation’s pathway was no longer closed. Instead, all of heaven was opened to everyone who would trust in God’s Son.

As a Christian, you are His chosen light of hope to a world bound in the darkness of sin. You cannot escape the call of His commission. You may not be called to an overseas mission field, but as a child of God, you are called to carry the light of the gospel to those around you.

You are a missionary to the people in your office, in your family, on the commuter train, on the airplane, and in the garden club. Wherever there is darkness, Jesus wants you to shine His light of love and salvation.

Lord, You were a missionary, and Your mission is complete. Help me fulfill my mission. Raise me up to bear the light of Your Word to the darkest recesses of this sinful world.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1998). Enter His gates: a daily devotional. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Hillary fan warns: Google gave Hillary millions of votes in 2016 – WND

Hillary Clinton (video screenshot)

A “liberal professor” and self-avowed “strong public supporter of Hillary Clinton” is warning that Google manipulated millions of votes for Clinton in 2016.

And he expects the company to go “all out” in 2020.

BizPacReview reported Robert Epstein made the comments to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution.

“You testified before this committee that Google’s manipulation of votes gave at least 2.6 million additional votes to Hillary Clinton in the year 2016, is that correct?” asked Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at the hearing.

He confirmed that is correct.

He explained that it was done through biased search results.

“I believe in democracy. I believe in the free and fair election more than I have any kind of allegiance to a candidate or a party,” Epstein said.

He said he expects that influence factor could reach as high as 15 million votes next year.

“In 2020, if all these companies are supporting the same candidate there are 15 million votes on the line that can be shifted without people’s knowledge and without leaving a paper trail for authorities to trace,” the professor said.

Part of that is that the chiefs of Google and Facebook – leftists to an individual – were too confidence in 2016 and really allowed the pressure to drop off.

“In 2018, I’m sure they were more aggressive,” he told the committee. “We have lots of data to support that and in 2020 you can bet that all of these companies are going to go all out.”

He said the methods being used online are invisible, subliminal, and “more powerful than most any effects I’ve ever seen in the behavioral sciences.”

He explained that Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, for example, could “send out a ‘Go Vote’ reminder just to Democrats on Election Day” and that wouldn’t cost him a dime.

Epstein actually told the senators that the 2.6 million figure for votes influenced by Facebook in 2016 was a “rock bottom” estimate.

It actually could be as high as 10.4 million, he explained.

Besides search engine manipulation, the online company used search suggestion results and answer bots, he said.

Which means that instead of the “popular vote” win Hillary Clinton fans have boasted about since she lost hugely in the Electoral College in 2016, without the outside manipulation she might have suffered a crushing loss there too.

— Read on www.wnd.com/2019/07/hillary-fan-warns-google-gave-hillary-millions-of-votes-in-2016/

Finally, An American President Stands up to Sharpton | Frontpage Mag

An in-depth look at the “con man.”

Al Sharpton has been in the public limelight for just over 30 years – ever since he first burst upon the scene by promoting the fake story of a white-on-black gang rape in upstate New York in 1987. But not until now has America had a president with enough courage to tell the nation exactly what Sharpton is: “Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score,” said Donald Trump on Monday.  In response, Sharpton did the only thing he’s ever really learned how to do: He accused the president of harboring “a particular venom for blacks and people of color.” What a surprise. “Trump says I’m a troublemaker & con man,” Sharpton added. “I do make trouble for bigots.”

Let’s take a brief look at some of the career highlights of this self-anointed “troublemaker for bigots” shall we?

Supporting a Communist Front and Angela Davis

The February 9, 1971 edition of the Communist Party USA newspaper Daily World, noted that Sharpton had recently addressed a White Plains, New York rally in support of a CPUSA front group called The Committee to Free Angela Davis. At that time, the Marxist revolutionary Davis was in prison for her role in abetting the murder of a California judge.

Sharpton Praises the Marxist Holiday, Kwanzaa

On December 24, 1971, the New York Times quoted Sharpton praising Kwanzaa, the race-centered winter holiday that had been recently established by Maulana Karenga, a Marxist black nationalist who had once been arrested for assaulting and torturing two women. The philosophy underlying Kwanzaa is known as Kawaida, a variation of classical Marxism that also includes enmity toward white people. Practitioners of Kawaida believe that one’s racial identity “determines life conditions, life chances, and self-understanding” — just as Marxists identify class as the determining factor of one’s life conditions.

The Tawana Brawley Racial Hoax

Sharpton first entered America’s national consciousness on a large scale in November 1987, when he injected himself into the case of a 15-year-old black girl named Tawana Brawley, who claimed that she had been abducted and raped by a gang of six whites in Dutchess County, New York. Despite a complete absence of any credible evidence to support Miss Brawley’s story, Sharpton assumed the role of special adviser to the girl. In the autumn of 1988, after conducting an exhaustive review of the facts, a grand jury released its report showing beyond any doubt that the entire Brawley story had been fabricated, and that at least $1 million of New York taxpayers’ money had been spent to investigate a colossal hoax.

The Central Park Jogger Case

In April 1989, a 28-year-old white woman, dubbed the “Central Park jogger,” was brutally gang-raped and nearly beaten to death in New York’s Central Park by a group of black and Hispanic teenagers. Despite the defendants’ graphic and detailed confessions, which were captured on videotape and delivered mostly in the presence of their parents or guardians, Sharpton insisted that the boys were innocent victims of “a fit of racial hysteria” that was sweeping the criminal-justice system and all of American society. Charging that the jogger’s boyfriend was the real rapist in the case, Sharpton organized protests outside the courthouse where the five suspects were being tried, chanting, “The boyfriend did it!” and smearing the victim as a “whore!” All five suspects were convicted for their involvement in the crime and were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 5 to 13 years. Their convictions would later be overturned in 2002 when another man, who was already serving a life prison sentence for other felonies, confessed to having committed the 1989 rape in Central Park. But there was never any doubt that all five of the original defendants had been intimately involved in the brutalization of not only the young woman, but of several other victims in Central Park that same night.

Racial Slurs Against Black Political Adversaries

In the early 1990s, Sharpton derided moderate black politicians with close ties to the Democratic Party as “cocktail-sip Negroes” or “yellow ni**ers.”

The Anti-Semitic Riots in Crown Heights

In the summer of 1991, Sharpton injected himself into the unrest that followed an August 19 incident where a Hasidic Jewish driver had accidentally run over and killed a 7-year-old black boy named Gavin Cato in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. Reporter/columnist Jeff Dunetz wrote that immediately after the child’s death: “A false rumor began to spread that the Hasidic ambulance crew had ignored the dying black child in favor of treating the Jewish men. This falsehood was later used by Al Sharpton to incite the crowd.”

Efraim Lipkind, a former Hasidic resident of Crown Heights who had witnessed the riots of 1991, stated the following in a July 1994 sworn deposition: “Then we had a famous man, Al Sharpton, who came down, and he said Tuesday night, kill the Jews, two times. I heard him, and he started to lead a charge across the street to Utica.”[1]  According to the New York Times, more than 250 neighborhood residents went on a rampage that first night, mostly black teenagers, many of whom were shouting “Jews! Jews! Jews!” Three hours after the tragic crash, 29-year-old Australian Jewish scholar Yankel Rosenbaum was attacked by a gang of black teens who stabbed him to death. All told, Crown Heights was engulfed by race riots for three days and nights. Sharpton reacted to the chaos by repeatedly shouting the mantra, “No justice, no peace!” “We must not reprimand our children for outrage,” he declared, “when it is the outrage that was put in them by an oppressive system.”

Sharpton Derides Mayor Dinkins As a “Ni**er Whore”

During the administration (1989-93) of New York City mayor David Dinkins (an African American), Sharpton angrily denounced Dinkins (when the latter was unsupportive of Sharpton’s activism) in the following terms: “David Dinkins, you wanna be the only ni**er on television, only ni**er in the newspaper, only ni**er that can talk. Don’t cover them, don’t talk to them, ’cause you got the only ni**er problem. ‘Cause you know if a black man stood up next to you, they would see you for the whore that you really are.” (Click here for audio.)
 

On another occasion, Sharpton referred to Dinkins as “that ni**er whore turning tricks in City Hall.”

The Racist Kean College Speech

In 1994, Sharpton delivered an incendiary speech at New Jersey’s Kean College, where he said: “White folks was in the cave while we [blacks] was building empires … We built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was … we taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”

The Kean College speech also featured Sharpton explaining that America’s founders consisted of “the worst criminals, the rejects they sent from Europe … to the colonies.” “So [if] some cracker,” he continued, “come and tell you ‘Well, my mother and father blood go back to the Mayflower,’ you better hold you pocket. That ain’t nothing to be proud of, that means their forefathers was crooks.” Sharpton later defended his use of the word “cracker,” calling it merely a colloquial term used to describe a certain kind of equal-opportunity bigot: “It’s certainly not a racist term and certainly not an anti-Semitic term,” said Sharpton, “because a cracker hates [both] Jews and blacks.”

The Deadly Boycott of Freddy’s Fashion Mart

In 1995, Sharpton led his National action Network in a racially charged boycott against Freddy’s Fashion Mart, a Jewish-owned business in Harlem. The boycott started when Freddy’s owners announced that because they wanted to expand their own business, they would no longer be subletting part of their store to a black-owned record shop. The street leader of the boycott, Morris Powell, was also the head of Sharpton’s “Buy Black” Committee. (In the 1970s, Powell had been confined to a mental hospital after he had attacked a police officer with a lead pipe while shouting, “I am going to kill you, pig.” He eventually escaped from that hospital and, in the eighties, went on trial for breaking a Korean woman’s head during another protest.)

Powell and his fellow anti-Freddy’s protesters repeatedly and menacingly told passersby not to patronize the “crackers” and “the greedy Jew bastards [who are] killing our [black] people.” Some boycotters openly threatened violence against whites and Jews––all under the watchful, approving eye of Sharpton, who referred to the proprietors of Freddy’s as “white interlopers.” The subsequent picketing became ever-more menacing in its tone until one of the participants eventually shot (non-fatally) four whites inside the store and then set the building on fire––killing seven employees, most of whom were Hispanics.

In the aftermath of that atrocity, Kareem Brunner, a black security guard employed by Freddy’s, testified to the State Supreme Court that he personally had heard the boycotters say such things as: “Kill the crackers”; “Get the Jew bastards”; “This block is for blacks only”; and “Get the Jew owners out.”

Appearance at a Socialist Scholars Conference

In 1998 Sharpton was a featured speaker at the Socialist Scholars Conference in New York.

Speaker at the Million Youth March

Along with the notorious anti-Semites Malik Zulu Shabazz and Khalid Abdul Muhammad, Sharpton co-organized an infamous September 5, 1998 “Million Youth March” which was held in Harlem, New York and was sponsored by the New Black Panther Party. The event drew about 6,000 people and ended in clashes between the attendees and city police. Just prior to the rally, Shabazz had threatened to kill any police officers who might be tempted to “interfere” with the proceedings. Then, in his address to the marchers, Shabazz stated: “The only solution any time there is a funeral in the black community, is a funeral in the police community.” “I don’t care what the Jews say,” he added. “You [blacks] are the only people that have been in bondage for over 400 years. You are the true chosen people of God, and it is not the so-called Jew.” Sharpton, in his own remarks to the crowd, praised former Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammed as well as Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, and Khalid Abdul Muhammad.

“Redeem the Dream” Rally

In August 2000, Sharpton held a “Redeem the Dream” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, where one of the featured speakers was Malik Zulu Shabazz. At that event, Shabazz called on black young people, including “gang members,” to unite against their “common enemy” — “white America” and its allegedly racist police departments. He also articulated a “black dream that when we see caskets rolling in the black community … we will see caskets and funerals in the community of our enemy as well.”
 

Sharpton’s Closeness to Khalid Abdul Muhammad

In February 2001, when Khalid Abdul Muhammad died in a hospital as a result of a brain aneurysm he had suffered, Sharpton was at Muhammed’s side. He then gave Muhammad’s family $10,000 to help cover his funeral expenses. Among the more noteworthy things Muhammad had said during his career as an activist:

  • He said that Jews had provoked Adolf Hitler when they “went in there, in Germany, the way they do everywhere they go, and they supplanted, they usurped.”
  • He declared that blacks, in retribution against South African whites of the apartheid era, should “kill the women,…kill the children,…kill the babies,…kill the blind,…kill the crippled,…kill the faggot,…kill the lesbian,…kill them all.”
  • He praised Colin Ferguson, a black man who had shot some twenty white and Asian commuters (killing six of them) in a racially motivated 1993 shooting spree aboard a New York commuter train, as a hero who possessed the courage to “just kill every goddamn cracker that he saw.”
  • He advised blacks that “[t]here are no good crackers, and if you find one, kill him before he changes.”

The Duke Lacrosse Case

In March 2006, a black stripper accused three white members of the Duke University lacrosse team of having beaten, raped and sodomized her during an off-campus party. These charges triggered an instantaneous eruption of outrage among left-wing civil-rights activists. Sharpton, for his part, declared that these “rich white boys” had attacked a “black girl,” and warned that if arrests were not made immediately, there would be no peace. He further claimed that “this case parallels Abner Louima, who was raped and sodomized in a bathroom [by a New York City police officer] like this girl has alleged she was…. and just like in the Louima case, you have people here saying she fabricated it….” It later became evident, however, that the plaintiff’s charges were indeed entirely fabricated, and all charges against the defendants were dropped.

Disparaging Mormonism

When Mitt Romney, a Mormon, ran unsuccessfully for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, Sharpton said: “As for the one Mormon running for office, those who really believe in God will defeat him anyways, so don’t worry about that; that’s a temporary situation.”

Praising the Council on American-Islamic Relations

In September 2012, Sharpton was a guest speaker at the annual fundraising banquet of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), where he called CAIR “one of the most important civil-rights organizations in the United States today.” Also addressing that same convention was Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Two years later, Sharpton keynotedthe 2014 incarnation of this same CAIR event.

Sharpton Derides Black Political Adversaries As “Negroes”

In June 2016, Sharpton led a rally at his National Action Network headquarters in support of black Assemblyman Keith Wright, who at that time was running in a Democratic primary election as part of his quest for the House of Representatives seat that would soon be vacated by the retiring congressman Charles Rangel. At the rally, Sharpton derided Wright’s primary opponents, who also were black, in terms suggesting that he viewed them as race traitors: “You’re supposed to be attracted to these Negroes you ain’t never seen before,” said Sharpton. “I mean, they must have a laboratory to just create these Negroes.”

Conclusion: President Trump Was 100 Percent Right

In summation, it is clear that President Trump’s assessment of Sharpton was entirely accurate. Sharpton is indeed a “con man” and a “troublemaker.” In fact, those words are far more charitable than a disgusting reprobate like him deserves.

NOTE:

[1] Jonathan Mahler, “Sharpton’s Image As New Moderate Dimmed by Video,” Forward (December 22, 1995), p. 4.
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