Daily Archives: September 18, 2019

September 18 Avenues of Hope

Scripture Reading: Psalm 103:1–22

Key Verse: Psalm 103:6

The Lord executes righteousness

And justice for all who are oppressed.

After Peter Marshall’s death, three well-meaning friends approached his wife, Catherine, with the news that she had very little money to live on. She listened to their advice but felt something was missing from their counsel. In The Best of Catherine Marshall she recalls the experience:

Alone in my room later, I stared out the window into the moonlight shining on swaying treetops.… Suddenly, standing there at the window, I knew what the missing factor was.

My three friends who saw my many inadequacies, who had meant to be so kind, had reckoned without God. I remember how often Peter had faced this same attitude with his church officers. He would come home from a trustees’ meeting sad and grim. “Catherine, no matter what’s presented for their approval, their litany is always the same: ‘But Dr. Marshall, where is the money coming from?’ Where’s their faith in God?”

Either God was with me—“I am that I am,” a fact more real than any figures or graphs—or He was not. If He was there, then reckoning without Him was certainly not being “realistic.” In fact, it could be the most hazardous miscalculation of all.

Catherine Marshall discovered one of the purest truths of the Christian life: God is in control of all things. He holds our futures within His omniscient hand. Impossibilities are grand avenues of hope to Him.

Father, help me realize that my impossibilities are avenues of hope. I am assured that You hold my future in Your omniscient hand.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 273). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Do We All Believe the Same Thing? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

In this brief clip from his teaching series Defending Your Faith, R.C. Sproul explains why Christianity is different from every other religion.

Transcript

I hear people say, “there is this underlining unity, we all believe the same thing.” That’s not true. What Muslims believe about what is good and the nature of redemption is radically different from what Christianity teaches, for example. Buddha was an atheist who simply claimed to be enlightened, Confucius talked about the veneration of ancestors—that’s a long way from the faith of the Scriptures. And what you don’t have in Buddhism and Islam, Confucianism, Shintoism, Taoism, and these other religions is an atonement. You don’t have a way of redemption that we have in Christianity, nor do you have a living Mediator. Moses is dead, Buddha is dead, Confucius is dead, and Muhammad is dead. There is no resurrection in these other religions. Christianity has elements to it, content to it that distinguish it from all other religions, and with that distinction comes the claim of Christ that it [He] is the only true way to God.

via Do We All Believe the Same Thing? — Ligonier Ministries Blog

September 18 Your Talents

Scripture Reading: Luke 19:12–27

Key Verse: Luke 19:17

He said to him, “Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.”

An essential ingredient for success in the personal or corporate realm is productivity. Businesses must be profitable if they expect to survive. Employees must work hard and wisely if they are to progress.

Although the believer’s identity and security in Christ should never be confused with his performance (the Father unconditionally loves and accepts him), God expects him to be productive in the use of his natural talents and spiritual gifts. This is clear in the parable of the talents where the industrious servant is rewarded and the indolent worker is reprimanded for his lack of initiative and effort.

The fear of failure is perhaps the greatest obstacle for many Christians. We flunk a course, flub an assignment, disappoint a boss, and decide we must not be made of the right stuff. What heresy! Failure is never final in God’s eyes. Look at David, Moses, Mark, and others who blew it but still found great favor with God. All God desires is that you learn from your mistakes and trust Him to help you.

A productive, satisfying life can be your experience. There will be unexpected lapses and momentary pauses as you seek to maximize your talents, but in the end, you will hear God say, “Well done, my good servant” (Luke 19:17 niv). This is reward enough.

Father, I praise You that failure is never final in Your eyes. Remove my fear of failure, and replace it with divine confidence. Help me learn from my mistakes.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (1999). On holy ground (p. 273). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Why You Need to Fight Your Attraction to Pornography — Stand to Reason

Matthew Anderson’s deeply thoughtful article “How Pornography Makes Us Less Human and Less Humane” (a chapter from The Gospel and Pornography) is worth your time. Though I want to direct you to the article, I hesitate to post an excerpt here simply because to focus on merely one aspect of his article would be to miss much of his overall case against pornography. The problem isn’t merely that pornography is wrong (something he compares to both murder and adultery) but also why it is wrong and how it violates both love and our humanity. Any such discussion also requires an understanding of the beauty of love and sex the way both were intended to be experienced between valuable human beings made in the image of God. And a condemnation of pornography is needed, yes, but a gospel response is also necessary.

Anderson includes all of these things, so I am left with the task of picking out one tidbit with which to tempt you to read the whole in all of its raw beauty and horror. I decided to go with words of hope and a way forward since hopelessness might be causing you to avoid the topic altogether.

Pornography deceives. Its sexualized depiction of human persons promises the viewer what it cannot deliver. But how pornography lies is difficult to see, if only because our eyes have gone blind from our frequent exposure to the medium. Pervasive consumption of pornography dulls the mind: if we delightedly give ourselves over to falsehoods, we lose our ability to sort truth from fiction. Sin has a compounding effect. The twin wraiths of confusion and ignorance preserve the charm of its false pleasures. It is easier for those drowning in a whirlpool of deceits to embrace their situation as “normal” than it is to escape.

The inescapable availability of pornography, and the corrosive “pornification” of all other forms of media, means that the most pressing challenge for Christians is rediscovering what purity feels like. C. S. Lewis famously proposed that spiritual mediocrity is the equivalent of playing with mud pies instead of taking the seaside holiday God offers us. Our situation is more dire, though: we are in danger of forgetting what the sea even offers. The warmth of sunshine that lifts our eyes and our hearts to heaven has been hidden by the stale pollution of our passions. Pornography is the only atmosphere we know: it has clotted our lungs, and we cannot get enough of it.

We have been told by our society to accept porn as the “new normal”—which is an extremely pernicious and effective lie….

Imagining a world that has not so cheapened human sexuality, then, is the first act of resistance to the many lies pornography tells. A porn-saturated world or life is not inevitable: there is nothing in the cosmos that says it must be a permanent feature of our experience. To confess this, and to acknowledge our own responsibility in making the world we have, is to take the first steps toward freedom. By the grace of God, we can live in a world other than that which we now know. That such a thought is so foreign to most of our society betrays how weak the pornography regime is: the moment we begin contemplating the prospect of living otherwise, the whole shoddy artifice that makes it seem attractive collapses into rubble. Finding a “more excellent way” begins with remembering that another way is possible—a thought that the pornography industry does not want anyone to truly believe.

Please read the rest of Anderson’s article here.

via Why You Need to Fight Your Attraction to Pornography — Stand to Reason

September 18 Encouraging Others

Scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 1:6–11

Key verse: Isaiah 40:1

“Comfort, yes, comfort

My people!” Says your God.

When we see a friend hurting or going through a difficult time, one of our first urges is to think of ways to help fix his situation. It’s a natural response. If something’s wrong, then there must be a solution. We’re often surprised when the person isn’t very open to our suggestions and seems to pull away from us.

Think about how you feel when you are down. Which would you rather experience—a warm hug and an expression of love or a discussion of solution alternatives? There is a time for both, but most people prefer a boost of encouragement. Sometimes a friend will come to you specifically for practical tips on how to work through a set of circumstances. If such is the case, don’t turn down the request.

However, most of the time your friend will simply need your love and support. Often, God will bring someone into your life who can benefit from specific comfort that you have to offer. For example, if you have lost a loved one, you are better able to talk to someone experiencing deep grief.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ … who comforts us in all our tribulation that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Cor. 1:3–4). When you hurt, look for ways to share God’s encouragement with others without trying to correct.

I praise You for Your comfort, Father. I receive it. Now help me share that encouragement with others in need.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2000). Into His presence (p. 273). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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DOJ Inspector General Horowitz Confirms He’s in Communication with US Attorney John Durham (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Wednesday morning.

Horowitz confirmed that he is in communication with US Attorney from Connecticut John Durham.

US Attorney General Bill Barr previously appointed Durham to investigate the origins of Spygate/Russiagate.

DOJ IG Horowitz does not have the power to impanel a grand jury, however he can criminally refer individuals to US Attorney John Durham for prosecution.

“Regarding US Attorney Durham, are ya’ll in any discussions about what he’s finding or what you have found?” Congressman Hice (R-GA) asked Horowitz.

Horowitz hesitated at first and deferred the question to Durham and AG Barr — then admitted he has communicated with Durham.

“I have had communications with them, but they are a separate entity that…he’s working at the direction of the Attorney General and I’m obviously independent,” Horowitz said.

WATCH:

Horowitz also revealed to lawmakers that he criminally referred former FBI Director James Comey for prosecution.

The Justice Department ultimately declined prosecution and despite Comey bragging about this, the IG indeed concluded he criminally acted.

Horowitz is expected to release a report on FISA abuse any day now.

via DOJ Inspector General Horowitz Confirms He’s in Communication with US Attorney John Durham (VIDEO) — The Gateway Pundit

MSNBC Slightly Embarrassed by Results of Online Gun Poll — Pulpit & Pen

No television news network is quite as invested in the anti-gun lobby as MSNBC, where liberty-hating idealogues can be found arguing against the Second Amendment almost nightly. However, an online poll being conducted by MSNBC on the subject seems to have backfired.

Apparently feeling bold from nearly a month of constant attacks on gun ownership following several prominent mass-shooting incidents and with Democrats finally coming clean on their desire to confiscate firearms, MSNBC put up a poll online to ask Americans if they feel that guns should be carried publicly.

You can take the poll yourself.

But for now, suffice it to say, it has slightly backfired (no pun intended).

Oops.

via MSNBC Slightly Embarrassed by Results of Online Gun Poll — Pulpit & Pen

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz Reveals He Referred James Comey For Criminal Prosecution — The Gateway Pundit

James Comey

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Wednesday morning.

Horowitz revealed to lawmakers that he criminally referred former FBI Director James Comey for prosecution.

The Justice Department ultimately declined prosecution and despite Comey bragging about this, the IG indeed concluded he criminally acted.

The Washington Times reported:

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Wednesday that he referred ex-FBI Director James Comey for criminal prosecution.

“We are required by the [Inspector General] Act to send information that we’ve identified that could plausibly be criminal to the Department of Justice,” said Mr. Horowitz, confirming what amounted to a criminal referral.

The Justice Department ultimately decided not to prosecute Mr. Comey despite Mr. Horowitz’s team concluding he improperly leaked information to the news media. The documents leaked by Mr. Comey were sensitive, but not classified.

Comey gave portions of his classified memos to his friend-turned-lawyer-turned-unpaid-FBI-official Daniel Richman to leak to the New York Times in order to prompt a special counsel investigation into President Trump.

Horowitz released a report last month on Comey’s handling of his classified memos and said he “set a dangerous example” when he leaked his Trump memos to his friends and attorneys.

Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) on Wednesday asked Horowitz to investigate allegations that Comey lied during a 2017 Senate hearing because there were “numerous” times where Comey’s testimony did not match up with what was written in Horowitz’s report.

Horowitz agreed to look into the allegations, according to the Washington Times.

Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) called Horowitz’s revelation that he criminally referred Comey for prosecution “monumental.”

Comey is not out of the woods yet because the Inspector General is releasing another report on FISA abuse any day now.

via DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz Reveals He Referred James Comey For Criminal Prosecution — The Gateway Pundit

Is the Reformed Christian Movement Splitting over “Woke” Theology? — Enemies Within: The Church

Predictions of a split in the Southern Baptist Convention have intensified since the infamous “Resolution 9,” which endorsed Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality as useful “analytical tools,” was passed during the Convention meeting in June. However, the first signs of a split within evangelical Christianity are not coming from the Southern Baptist Convention, at least directly.It did not escape notice when John MacArthur was not included in the speaker line up for Together for the Gospel’s 2020 T4G conference. Conversely, T4G speakers and Shepherd’s Conference regulars, Mark Dever, Al Mohler, and Ligon Duncan, were not included in the initial 2020 Shepherd’s Conference line up at MacArthur’s Grace Community Church.

This past Tuesday, while speaking to The Master’s Seminary student body, John MacArthur stated:

“There seems to be less and less willingness to fight these days among many evangelical leaders. They seem to be capitulating to whatever the whims of the culture happen to be. And that is because we now are into about the 4th decade of pragmatism and it has sucked all the masculinity out of so many people who are unwilling to take a strong stand when it may be unpopular.”

He continued:

“Caught up in the feminist agenda are evangelicals who don’t want to offend people because they’re pragmatic and they’ve sold their souls to pragmatism in ministry so they become part of the MeToo or YouToo, or this race or that race, or this identity or that identity. They lose the fierceness that is required in defending the faith.”

Reflecting on his own personal battle for truth and biblical authority MacArthur said:

“I don’t think I really understood in seminary how relentless this battle would be, and how much discernment it would take, and how it would affect relationships. How many relationships eventually look like they’re going the right direction but are eventually sacrificed to an unwillingness to do battle. And you wind up sort of at the end of your life being stripped of people who at some point gave in to the other side and the ranks get thinner and thinner. I’m sort of living in that era.” “I watch my life as it comes to an end being stripped of relationships with many many evangelical leaders because at some point they’re unwilling to stand where I stand.”

After recounting his own involvement in the charismatic and lordship salvation controversies, the aged radio preacher and seminary chancellor emeritus declared:

“Now the enemy is inside the church in ways that I’ve never seen it.”

He explained:

“Always you’re surprised by who all of a sudden defects. And what causes that? Well briefly, ‘Certain persons have crept in unnoticed.’ Persons of influence, teachers in seminaries, writers, theologians, but false teachers. That is they’re inside the Christian wall. They’re part of the church. They’re supposedly representatives of God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

If a split is occurring over “woke” doctrine, it appears the Reformed Christian movement is the first place it’s happening.

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via Is the Reformed Christian Movement Splitting over “Woke” Theology? — Enemies Within: The Church

Two reasons why Christians and conservatives should not donate to United Way

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Well, it’s that time of year again, when corporations bully their employees into donating to the United Way. This week, I’ve already been bullied by Human Resources, my manager, his manager, and several members of the United Way partner team inside the company. I’ve been ordered to fill out an online pledge form and ordered to attend the United Way events.

So, I thought it might be a good idea to take my revenge on my employer by urging all Bible-believing Christians to avoid donating to the United Way.  Please share this post if you agree with it!

Let’s start with abortion. The United Way gives TONS of money to fund abortion providers.

In 2008, United Way affiliates send $1.9 million to Planned Parenthood:

The national United Way does fund Planned Parenthood; their website states:

United Way funded programs through Planned Parenthood include community health maintenance, e.g. communicable disease prevention…

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Big Trump-Russia report is coming, but how much will remain secret? — Christian Research Network

“The bottom line is: How much of Horowitz’s findings, and later Durham’s, will be made public? Americans need to know the lengths to which the nation’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies went in pursuit of the theory that Russia and the Trump campaign conspired to fix the presidential election. The Mueller investigation later concluded that no such conspiracy could be established.”

(Byron York – Washington Examiner)  On May 23 of this year, President Trump gave Attorney General William Barr “full and complete authority” to declassify information relating to the actions of the FBI and intelligence community in investigating the 2016 Trump campaign.

Granting Barr that authority “will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions,” the White House said.

The move immediately set off speculation. What would Barr do? Would the public see a flood of secret documents, like records of informants and spying on the Trump campaign, like documents relating to the start of the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” probe, like papers on the use of the secret FISA court and wiretap authority? Congressional investigators and journalists who had long wanted to see such documents were in a state of high anticipation.

One well-connected lawmaker said he expected to see declassified documents within days, not weeks.

And then … nothing. A week, and then two weeks, and then a month and more passed, with no declassifications. It still hasn’t happened, at least that the public knows about.  View article →

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via Big Trump-Russia report is coming, but how much will remain secret? — Christian Research Network

SETTLED SCIENCE: Rising Seas, The Coming Ice Age, And Other Laughable Nonsense From 50 Years Of Failed Doomsday Climate Predictions By Democrats — Now The End Begins

An Associated Press headline from 1989 read “Rising seas could obliterate nations: U.N. officials.” The article detailed a U.N. environmental official warning that entire nations would be eliminated if the world failed to reverse warming by 2000.

As I write this article today, right now in New York City over 1,000,000 school kids have been given permission to skip school and attend the Global Climate Strike on Friday led by Liberal teen activist Greta Thunberg. Adolf Hitler knew instinctively back in 1921 when he joined the Nazi Party that if his Brown Shirts would ever take control one day, they would have to also control the children who would become the next generation in power. He created the Hitler Youth in 1925, and fully realized his dream by 1933. After 50 years of failed Climate Change predictions, Liberal Democrats now seek to control the minds of the children who will be the next generation in power. Funny how history repeats itself.

“That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past. And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.” Ecclesiastes 3:15,16 (KJV)

Funny thing about the climate change nazis in 2019, no matter how many of their idols like Al Gore make predictions that fail 100% of the time, they simply just forge ahead full-steam and pretend it never happened. They say the most outrageous things, and utter such incredible falsehoods, and never are they held to account for their lies. Today’s article on 50 years of failed Climate Change predictions should help hold these people to account. Remember when they used to called it Global Warming? Yeah, but they had to change that name because things started getting colder.

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 (KJV)

When God created this Earth we live on, do you think He had no idea that man would create industry and technology that would pollute His planet? Or, do you think that God who knows the end from the beginning created a planet that could absolutely withstand the onslaught of man-made pollutants and toxins? Ask yourself this. If you were God, wouldn’t you make the oceans out of fresh water? I sure would have. So why did God make the oceans which cover 75% of the Earth with salt water? Because salt water is self-cleaning, doesn’t matter what you dump in it, over time everything dissolves in salt water. Pretty smart, eh?

Let me ask you this. If sea levels really are rising as they claim, and that it is ‘settled science’ that this is happening, then why are there no disclaimers or warning labels for oceanfront real estate bought and sold in America? Because there isn’t. Not only that, if sea levels really are rising, then why do all the rich millionaire Democratic Climate Change spokespeople like Al Gore and Barack Obama buy oceanfront mansions? I will tell you why. Because the religion of Climate Change is about three things: money, power and control. Haven’t you noticed that all the Democrats who are pushing Climate Change have all either become millionaires or are in the process of becoming one? Al Gore has become a billionaire from pushing the Green Monster. And not only that, Gore sold his cable channel to an arab oil company and laughed about it on television. Who was Al Gore laughing at? Why, he was laughing at you.

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Doomsdays that didn’t happen: Think tank compiles decades’ worth of dire climate predictions

FROM FOX NEWS: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently suggested Miami would disappear in “a few years” due to climate change. The United Nations is convening a “Climate Action Summit” next week. And climate activist Greta Thunberg is on Capitol Hill this week telling lawmakers they must act soon.

But while data from NASA and other top research agencies confirms global temperatures are indeed rising, a newly compiled retrospective indicates the doomsday rhetoric is perhaps more overheated.

The conservative-leaning Competitive Enterprise Institute has put together a lengthy compilation of apocalyptic predictions dating back decades that did not come to pass, timed as Democratic presidential candidates and climate activists refocus attention on the issue. The dire predictions, often repeated in the media, warned of a variety of impending disasters – famine, drought, an ice age, and even disappearing nations – if the world failed to act on climate change.

The 1989 ‘Rising Seas’ That Didn’t Rise

An Associated Press headline from 1989 read “Rising seas could obliterate nations: U.N. officials.” The article detailed a U.N. environmental official warning that entire nations would be eliminated if the world failed to reverse warming by 2000.

Then there were the fears that the world would experience a never-ending “cooling trend in the Northern Hemisphere.” That claim came from an “international team of specialists” cited by The New York Times in 1978.

The ‘Coming Ice Age’ Scare Of The 1970’s

Just years prior, Time magazine echoed other media outlets in suggesting that “another ice age” was imminent. “Telltale signs are everywhere — from the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving creature like the armadillo from the Midwest,” the magazine warned in 1974. The Guardian similarly warned in 1974 that “Space satellites show new Ice Age coming fast.”

In 1970, The Boston Globe ran the headline, “Scientist predicts a new ice age by 21st century.” The Washington Post, for its part, published a Columbia University scientist’s claim that the world could be “as little as 50 or 60 years away from a disastrous new ice age.”

Humanity Dies In A ‘Cloud Of Blue Steam’ 1969

Some of the more dire predictions came from Paul Ehrlich, a biologist who famously urged population control to mitigate the impacts of humans on the environment. Ehrlich, in 1969, warned that “everybody” would “disappear in a cloud of blue steam in 20 years,” The New York Times reported.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Ehrlich, warning of a “disastrous” famine,” urged placing “sterilizing agents into staple foods and drinking water.”

Those predictions were made around the time former President Richard Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency. Since then, the U.S. has adopted a series of environmental reforms aimed at limiting emissions.

Years after those initial predictions, media outlets and politicians continue to teem with claims of apocalyptic scenarios resulting from climate change.

Earlier this month, leading Democratic presidential candidates held a town hall on the issue and warned about the “existential” threat posed by a changing climate. Before the end of the month, 2020 candidates are expected to have another climate forum at Georgetown University.

CEI’s report came just before the U.N. Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23, an event that promises to “spark the transformation that is urgently needed and propel action that will benefit everyone.”

AOC Says The World Has Only 12 More Years To Survive

It also came a week after Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., warned that Miami would be gone in a “few years” because of climate change. She was responding to critics of her ambitious “Green New Deal,” which seeks to reach net-zero emissions within just decades.

Ocasio-Cortez, whose plan has been endorsed by leading presidential candidates, previously joked that the world would end in 12 years if it didn’t address climate change. But short-term predictions weren’t a laughing matter in the years following “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary produced by former Vice President Al Gore.

Al Gore Says ‘Arctic Ice Will be Gone’ by 2015

In 2008, ABC released an ominous video about what the world would look like in 2015. As the video warned about rising sea levels, a graphic showed significant portions of New York City engulfed by water. Gore himself famously predicted in the early 2000s that Arctic ice could be gone within seven years. At the end of seven years, Arctic ice had undergone a period of expansion, though recently it has been melting at a quicker pace. READ MORE

Al Gore’s Bogus Response During Climate Change Town Hall

Al Gore has no answer to real question from real person, never answers the question. 

5 Signs Dire Global Warming Predictions Are Wrong

Al Gore Laughing After Selling Current TV To Arabian Big Oil Company

Click to watch as Al Gore is confronted by David Letterman for selling his television channel to ‘the enemy, and then laughs about it. Hey Millennials, congrats! You made the climate con man wealthy beyond his wildest dreams.

via SETTLED SCIENCE: Rising Seas, The Coming Ice Age, And Other Laughable Nonsense From 50 Years Of Failed Doomsday Climate Predictions By Democrats — Now The End Begins

They’re On the Other Side: GOP Senators Call in Tech Giants to Remove “Hate Speech” and “Misinformation” — Will Give Tech Giants OK to Delete More Conservative Content — The Gateway Pundit

It should be clear at this point that many Republican lawmakers on the other team.

Since 2016 the far left tech giants: Google-YouTube, Facebook and Twitter have been deleting conservative content enmasse.

 

In August 2019 Project Veritas released leaked documents from a Google insider that shows The Gateway Pundit, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Newsbusters, American Thinker, MRCTV, American Lookout, Twitchy, Daily Caller, Natural News, The Rebel Media, 100% Fed Up, LifeNews, BizPac Review, YoungCons and many others are being targeted, censored, blacklisted and silenced by Google.

It doesn’t matter if you are pro-Tump or a Never Trumper– as long as you are conservative you made their list.

According to Project Veritas this is a “Manual list of sites” excluded from appearing as Google Now stories.

The same thing is happening on Facebook. Since the 2016 election Facebook has wiped out the conservative content and publishers.

In September 2018 The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft testified before Congress on Facebook censorship.

Facebook deleted over one billion page views to conservative publishers after the election. Facebook continues to wipe out conservative content on their platform. Thanks again to James O’Keefe and Project Veritas we know this was the plan.

On Wednesday the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is holding a hearing on Mass Violence, Extremism and Digital Responsibility.

Republican Senators and Democrats will push the tech giants to crack down on free speech. The tech giants will love this. This is what they have been doing for two years now.

The Republican Party is not equipped to fight the battles conservatives and populists face in today’s world.

The GOP fails to protect its own supporters.

via They’re On the Other Side: GOP Senators Call in Tech Giants to Remove “Hate Speech” and “Misinformation” — Will Give Tech Giants OK to Delete More Conservative Content — The Gateway Pundit

Stocks, Oil, and Bond Yields At Critical Bullish Breakout Tests! — Kimble Charting Solutions

It’s not often that three asset classes reach similar important trading points all at once.

But that’s exactly what’s happening right now with stocks, crude oil, and treasury bond yields.

And this is occurring on Federal Reserve day no less! Something has got to give.

In the chart above you can see that all three are rallying into important resistance.

A couple of time this past year, these three experienced important inflection points at the same time. Deja vu?

Currently, another important inflection point for each looks to be in play at each (1). The outcome should result in a big move across the financial markets. Stay Tuned!

This post was first written for See It Markets.com. To see original article CLICK HERE.

via Stocks, Oil, and Bond Yields At Critical Bullish Breakout Tests! — Kimble Charting Solutions

‘Banned Books Week’ Protects Low Quality Trash — Christian Research Network

The problem is not just the library, but within classrooms, where teachers give students suggested reading lists. DeGroff paints a picture that will leave any concerned adult heartbroken but also angry. Current themes for younger children include many titles that promote gender confusion and homosexual parenting but also the distorted messages of other “social justice” agendas.

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(Linda Harvey – Mission” America)  You take your children to the library. What a wholesome place, brimming with sweet stories and mind-expanding ideas as kids discover the delights within the covers of a book. Oh, the love of reading! Nothing here but candy canes and lollipops.

Yet today, nothing could be further from the truth.

And I’m not even talking about ‘drag queens’ reading to pre-schoolers, although that horror readily assaults child innocence in many local libraries.

In one of the most diabolical tragedies of modern America, many public and school libraries dispense mental, emotional, and spiritual poison. And parents and schools are being manipulated into a “hands off” position by one carefully-crafted, accusatory word.

Censorship.

“Banned Books Week” is September 22- 28, the annual effort by the American Library Association and its army of leftist library drones to plant a territorial flag in the literary sand.  View article →

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via ‘Banned Books Week’ Protects Low Quality Trash — Christian Research Network

Pope Francis Invites World Leaders To May 14, 2020 Global Educational Alliance At Vatican Reptile Hall For ‘Nurturing The Dream Of Humanism’ — Now The End Begins

Pope Francis is inviting world leaders and young people to come together at the Vatican on May 14, 2020, for a an event called “Reinventing the Global Educational Alliance.”

In his own words, Pope Francis is now working create a ‘global alliance’ that will ‘foster humanism’, and he wants to hold the kickoff meeting on the 72nd anniversary of the regathering of Israel, in a reptile-shaped building in the Vatican. I know you think I am making this up, but I promise you it’s all true.

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:4,5 (KJV)

It boggles my mind to consider that anyone by this point could consider Pope Francis to be a man of God in ministry as Paul outlines in the New Testament. Leaving aside for the moment that the Roman Catholic Church is nothing but counterfeit Christianity, Francis is showing his true self more and more these days. Quoting African proverbs favored by Hillary Clinton, working towards globalism, looking to ‘nurture humanism’, there is nothing biblical or Christian about the man. Except for one thing…one really big thing.

“And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.” Revelation 17:6,7 (KJV)

The Roman Catholic Church is the MYSTERY, BABYLON found in Revelation 17 and 18, and the leader of that system, the pope, will one day step onto the stage as Antichrist. He will be a world leader who creates a One World Religion that will controls a One World Government, and the religion of that system will be the humanism that Francis loves so much. Is Francis the Antichrist? Time will tell, but every time I have to do an article like this, and there have been many, the chances that he is rise dramatically.

Pope Francis To Launch Global Educational Pact Next Year

FROM CRUX NOW: “Never before has there been such need to unite our efforts in a broad educational alliance, to form mature individuals capable of overcoming division and antagonism, and to restore the fabric of relationships for the sake of a more fraternal humanity,” Francis wrote in the message announcing the initiative, released by the Vatican’s press office on Thursday.

It Takes a Village has become a classic.According to Pope Francis, education today clashes with a process of “rapidification” that traps human existence in a “whirlwind of high-speed technology and computerization, continually altering our points of reference.” As a result, human identity loses “its solidity,” he wrote.

According to an African proverb, Francis wrote, “it takes a whole village to educate a child.” When it comes to education, that village still needs to be created, beginning by clearing the ground of “discrimination,” and fraternity “must be allowed to flourish.” According to the pope, this not only includes teachers, students and their families, but wider civil society, including science, sports, politics, and charitable organizations.

“An alliance, in other words, between the earth’s inhabitants and our ‘common home’, which we are bound to care for and respect,” Francis wrote. “An alliance that generates peace, justice and hospitality among all peoples of the human family, as well as dialogue between religions.”

In addition to the May 14 meeting in the Vatican’s Paul VI Audience Hall, Francis said that a number of seminars on related topics will take place in other locations to prepare for the event.

“I invite everyone to work for this alliance and to be committed, individually and within our communities, to nurturing the dream of a humanism rooted in solidarity and responsive both to humanity’s aspirations and to God’s plan,” Francis wrote.

According to a statement from the Congregation for Catholic Education, the initiative is a response to a request that came during several meetings Francis had with different personalities of “various cultures and religious affiliations.”

The statement said the fifth anniversary of the environmental encyclical ‘Laudato Si was an “ideal platform” to launch the event.

“The most significant personalities in the world are invited to take part in the proposed initiative, political, cultural and religious, and in particular the young people to whom the future belongs,” the Vatican statement says. “The goal is to arouse an awareness and a wave of responsibility for the common good of humanity, starting from the young and reaching all people of good will.”

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The statement from the Congregation also said that the new educational pact will aim to heal three “fractures” affecting the world:

  • The first is that which separates reality from transcendence. According to the Vatican, children should be introduced to “total reality,” including openness to the transcendent, healing a “vertical rift between man and the Absolute.”
  • The second fracture the pact should heal is “horizontal,” between generations, cultures, and within the family, with people who bring different cultural visions and religions, and with those who face financial, social and moral difficulties.
  • The third fracture is that between humanity and the environment, with an urgent need to “create the conditions for ‘ecological citizenship’” that educates in “responsible austerity, grateful contemplation of the world, and care for the fragility of the poor and the environment.” READ MORE

Pope Francis Launches Global Educational Alliance

In a video message, Pope Francis launches the Global Educational Alliance initiative to shape the future of humanity by forming mature individuals who can overcome division and care for our common home

via Pope Francis Invites World Leaders To May 14, 2020 Global Educational Alliance At Vatican Reptile Hall For ‘Nurturing The Dream Of Humanism’ — Now The End Begins

After Hours-Long Search Through Old Tweets And Podcasts, Activist Successfully Offended — The Babylon Bee

NEW YORK, NY—Internet activist Gina Bridges’s nine long hours of hard work reading old tweets and listening to podcasts from years ago finally paid off when she found something offensive in a decade-old tweet. “Jackpot!” Bridges squealed in delight before getting really mad at how offended she was.

When someone new pops up in the media, Bridges takes it upon herself to scrutinize the person’s past to find anything offensive about him or her. This is intensive work, sometimes taking days, but Bridges is dedicated. “Bigotry is getting harder and harder to find,” Bridges said, “but I will find it. That’s how much I care.”

Now that Bridges has found something offensive, she’s going to start a campaign to get her target fired. “It’s important we chase these people from the public square,” Bridges explained. “Otherwise someone else might see these people, spend hours going through their past statements, and also be offended. That would be awful.”

via After Hours-Long Search Through Old Tweets And Podcasts, Activist Successfully Offended — The Babylon Bee

SECOND Kevin Spacey Accuser Dies in Midst of Assault Lawsuit Against Actor — The Gateway Pundit

Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein

The first acccuser of Kevin Spacey was mowed down by a Toyota as she stepped into a busy intersection in February.

The driver was not charged.

The news first broke in May.
Radar Online reported:

The first whistleblower to go public with allegations branding shameless Kevin SpaceyOpens a New Window. a sexual predator is dead — and her grieving family is demanding answers!

Now, in a world exclusive, RadarOnline.com. can reveal investigators have launched a murder probe into Linda Culkin’s mysterious death, while 59-year-old Spacey faces a felony charge of indecent assault and battery for allegedly groping a young man in Nantucket, Mass., in 2016.

On Feb. 25, Culkin was walking to her home when she was mowed down by a Toyota as she stepped into a busy intersection, Quincy Police Capt. John Dougan told Radar.

Now this…
The second Kevin Spacey accuser died recently in the midst of his sexual assault lawsuit.
Via The Hollywood Reporter:

The massage therapist was allowed to proceed anonymously in the case. No details yet on the circumstances of death.
An anonymous massage therapist who claims to have been sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey has died, according to a notice filed in court by the actor’s attorneys.

The individual, suing as a “John Doe,” filed claims in September 2018 with the allegation of being forced to grab the actor’s genitals twice during a massage two years earlier at a private residence in Malibu. In May, a federal judge in California allowed the case to move forward despite Spacey’s objection that the plaintiff’s identity was being shielded.

Now, just a month after the parties came to a plan for proceeding in the suit that detailed prospective discovery and envisioned a seven- to 11-day trial, the plaintiff’s attorney has informed Spacey that the client “recently passed.”

via SECOND Kevin Spacey Accuser Dies in Midst of Assault Lawsuit Against Actor — The Gateway Pundit

Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows Discuss Fallout from Lewandowski Testimony… — The Last Refuge

House Judiciary committee members Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows appear on Fox News this morning to discuss the ridiculous committee hearing yesterday where former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski delivered testimony.

Additionally Rep. Greg Steube, (R-Fla.) discusses Corey Lewandowski’s testimony before the committee with Maria Bartiromo.

via Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows Discuss Fallout from Lewandowski Testimony… — The Last Refuge