Daily Archives: June 25, 2020

Do Not Neglect Your Bible — Founders Ministries

Do Not Neglect Your Bible

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord GOD, “when I will send a famine on the land—not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD.

They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, to seek the word of the LORD, but they shall not find it.”

Amos 8:11-12

This ominous promise given to Israel in the 8th Century BC was a warning of coming judgment from God—judgment not in the form of fire and brimstone from heaven but in a manner that is actually far worse. God promised to send a famine of “hearing the words of the Lord.”

It is the same thing that the Apostle Paul warned Timothy was coming in the perilous times in the New Testament era: “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

Scripture clearly warns us that there will be times when people who are called by God’s Name will quit listening to the actual words of God and will instead seek guidance and affirmation from other sources—even myths—all the while thinking they are hearing from the Lord.

Such times are expressions of God’s judgment. Such people are deluded and under judgment. What makes this even more tragic and ominous is that Paul tells us there will be teachers aplenty who will serve this benighted passion by reassuring people that the way of error is actually the way of truth.

Such false teachers fill the earth. They are enemies of the cross and their end is destruction (Philippians 3:19-20). Those who follow them will likewise be destroyed.

So, how can God’s people guard against being led astray? How can we stand firm in the evil day?

The words of J.C. Ryle from the 19th century answer these questions in an insightful and straightforward way by calling us to give ourselves to a sincere devotion of the written Word of God. We need to heed this counsel as much today as did believers in his day. May the Lord grant us grace to do so.

You live in a world where your soul is in constant danger. Enemies are round you on every side. Your own heart is deceitful. Bad examples are numerous. Satan is always labouring to lead you astray. Above all false doctrine and false teachers of every kind abound. This is your great danger.

To be safe you must be well armed. You must provide yourself with the weapons which God has given you for your help. You must store your mind with Holy Scripture. This is to be well armed.

Arm yourself with a thorough knowledge of the written word of God. Read your Bible regularly. Become familiar with your Bible….Neglect your Bible and nothing that I know of can prevent you from error if a plausible advocate of false teaching shall happen to meet you. Make it a rule to believe nothing except it can be proved from Scripture. The Bible alone is infallible….Do you really use your Bible as much as you ought?

There are many today, who believe the Bible, yet read it very little. Does your conscience tell you that you are one of these persons?

If so, you are the man that is likely to get little help from the Bible in time of need. Trial is a sifting experience….Your store of Bible consolations may one day run very low.

If so, you are the man that is unlikely to become established in the truth. I shall not be surprised to hear that you are troubled with doubts and questions about assurance, grace, faith, perseverance, etc. The devil is an old and cunning enemy. He can quote Scripture readily enough when he pleases. Now you are not sufficiently ready with your weapons to fight a good fight with him….Your sword is held loosely in your hand.

If so, you are the man that is likely to make mistakes in life. I shall not wonder if I am told that you have problems in your marriage, problems with your children, problems about the conduct of your family and about the company you keep. The world you steer through is full of rocks, shoals and sandbanks. You are not sufficiently familiar either with lighthouses or charts.

If so, you are the man who is likely to be carried away by some false teacher for a time. It will not surprise me if I hear that one of these clever eloquent men who can make a convincing presentation is leading you into error. You are in need of ballast (truth); no wonder if you are tossed to and fro like a cork on the waves.

All these are uncomfortable situations. I want you to escape them all. Take the advice I offer you today. Do not merely read your Bible a little—but read it a great deal….Remember your many enemies. Be armed!

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Sidney Powell Discusses Peter Strzok CYA Notes – “There’s A Criminal Conspiracy in There”… — The Last Refuge

Michael Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell appears with Maria Bartiromo to provide insight into the DC Circuit Appellate court ordering the dismissal of the Flynn case. One of the key points Ms. Powell draws attention to is that her client was targeted.  Within that targeting there’s a criminal conspiracy.

In hindsight it is very clear the White House, DOJ and FBI knew they were treading on thin ice. Susan Rice’s memo to file is clearly a CYA memo for the White House. James Comey’s memos are clearly a CYA effort for his participation. Bill Priestap kept his own notes reflecting his CYA; and Peter Strzok’s notes appear to have the same motivation.

Additionally, when the special counsel was put into place, Andrew McCabe’s memos to self are clearly written from a CYA perspective. They knew what they were doing was wrong.

Think about everyone in this picture above (left to right):

      • FBI Agent Peter Strzok kept CYA notes.
      • FBI Director James Comey kept CYA memos.
      • NSA Susan Rice wrote CYA memo on behalf of President Obama.
      • Depute Director Andrew McCabe wrote CYA memos.
      • FBI Counterintelligence Head Bill Priestap kept CYA notes.

Sidney Powell is correct, “there’s a criminal conspiracy in there.”

via Sidney Powell Discusses Peter Strzok CYA Notes – “There’s A Criminal Conspiracy in There”… — The Last Refuge

Devin Nunes Discusses Peter Strzok Notes that Tie Obama and Biden to Flynn Targeting… — The Last Refuge

Devin Nunes appears for a short interview with Martha MacCallum to discuss the latest information in/around the background investigation of the Michael Flynn case.

via Devin Nunes Discusses Peter Strzok Notes that Tie Obama and Biden to Flynn Targeting… — The Last Refuge

June 25 Wake Up Your Mind

 

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank.
(Daniel 1:8)

Great people usually aren’t smarter, richer or more talented—they’re just more committed. Before you can make a real commitment to anything, you have to overcome three problems: First, the security trap. Insecure people don’t take risks! They always have a “Plan B” in case God doesn’t come through; they depend on things rather than on Him. Next, the success problem. When you’ve had some success, you want to guard it. You want people to continue thinking well of you, so you start living defensively. Then, there’s the satisfaction problem. Listen, “I am rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing” (Revelation 3:15). If your life is not touched by need, how can you be moved by the needs of others?

Great commitments are made in dark hours. When the Battle of Britain began, Churchill rose and said, “Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bare ourselves that, if the British Empire lasts for a thousand years, men will say—this was their finest hour.” Make your commitment because it’s right—not because it’s easy. It was after Daniel committed himself that

 

God delivered him and honored him. He’ll do the same for you.[1]

 

[1] Gass, B. (1998). A Fresh Word For Today : 365 Insights For Daily Living (p. 176). Alachua, FL: Bridge-Logos Publishers.

June 25 We Can Go Anywhere with Jesus

 

Joshua 1:8

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it.

Most of us read the Bible casually and carelessly. We read the Word of God and it has no effect on us. That’s why the Word of God has become so insipid in our lives; it has no power over us. The greatest thing we can do in reading God’s Word is to understand that the Lord has given the book to us as our marching orders. We are to read it, study it, and then do it. Our prayer before reading the Bible should be, “Lord, show me in Your Word today what You want me to do! Show me the things in my life that are not in conformity with Your will, for I commit myself as I open this book that whatever You say to me here, I’ll do it.”

With Jesus with us we can go anywhere—into Canaan with its walled cities and giants everywhere, and into the days of the year ahead, where every day poses a mystery and a challenge. We all will face giants in our futures, but know this: If He is with us, we are sufficient to win in the power of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2002). Sanctuary: finding moments of refuge in the presence of God (p. 184). Nashville, TN: Integrity Publishers.

June 25, 2020 Evening Verse Of The Day

17 Rewards for charity. This proverb teaches that the Lord will reward those who give to the poor. The one who is gracious or “kind” (hônēn) to the poor is actually lending to the Lord, and the Lord will repay or “reward” (yešallem) him for his deed. This promise of reward does not necessarily signify that he will get his money back; the rewards in Proverbs involve life and prosperity in general. In the NT such kindness is viewed as kindness to the Lord (Mt 25:40); see also the reward for following Jesus (19:27–28).[1]


The Lord Will Reward Kindness to the Poor (19:17)

This proverb turns to the unit’s goal in the son’s education vis-à-vis to esteem the powerless poor person as worthy of favor, active acceptance, and acts of charity because the Lord will reward him (cf. 14:21, 31; 22:9; 28:27). The disciple stands apart from the crowd on the side of the poor who otherwise stands alone without a friend (see 19:7). Verset A presents the cause: not to the sluggard, The inner core of its chiastic parallels present the topic, the one who shows grace (ḥônēn, see 14:31; cf. 14:21) to the poor (dal, see 10:15) and its abstract equivalent, as for his deeds (see 12:14). Its outer frame gives the synthetic predicates, is one who lends (malwēh, cf. 22:7; Deut. 28:12; Isa. 24:2) to the Lord (see p. I:73) and the [the Lord] will repay him (see 11:31). And joins these synthetic predicates stating the cause-effect relationship. The one who gives generously to the destitute figuratively gives a loan to the Lord presumably because the Lord’s honor is tied up with the poor for he made them and they too are his image (14:31; 17:5; 22:2). Their just and gracious Creator takes it upon himself to assume their indebtedness and so he will repay the lender in full (cf. 3:27f.; 11:17, 25; 14:21; 22:9, 22–23; 25:22f.; Pss. 41:1–3; 112:5; Matt. 25:34; Lk. 6:38; Jas. 1:27). By contrast if one oppresses the poor he will have to contend with God as their Defender (21:13; 22:22–23; 28:27).[2]


19:17. He who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, And He will repay him for his good deed.

Proverbs repeatedly encourages generosity toward the poor (Prov. 14:21, 31; 22:9; 28:27) and rails against insensitivity to their needs (Prov. 14:31a; 21:13; 22:16; 28:3, 27b). In this way, the wisdom of this book reflects the dictates of the Law (Deut. 15:7–8). The remarkable thing found in this proverb is the direct link made between the ‘poor man’ and ‘the Lord.’ Jesus made a similar connection, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me’ (Matt. 25:40). The reverse is also true: that contempt for the poor is contempt for the Lord (Prov. 14:31a; 17:5).

This bit of wisdom seems to demand that what one does ‘to a poor man’ one is doing to ‘the Lord.’ But, closer examination reveals that the action is not exactly the same to one as the other. One is viewed as being ‘gracious’ to the poor (i.e. giving them a gift). The same action is viewed as ‘lending’ to the Lord. What is a gift to the one (knowing that they cannot repay and to demand such would be cruel), is a loan to the other (knowing He is the guardian of the poor and surety for all their needs).

The second line develops the notion of the Lord’s reward to those who are thus generous with the poor. The promise is that ‘He will repay him for his good deed.’ The promise is not necessarily direct monetary or material benefit. The promise is that God rewards righteousness. Throughout Proverbs, generosity is viewed as an indispensable part of, and a nearly infallible evidence of, a righteous life. However, having noted this, Proverbs does often view the rewards of righteousness from a tangible, physical perspective (Prov. 11:24–26; 12:14). Again, Jesus spoke in such terms: ‘Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return’ (Luke 6:38; cf. Matt. 19:27–30). The promise in both testaments is that God rewards the generous (Matt. 10:42; 2 Cor. 9:6–8; Heb. 6:10), therefore, the wise and righteous person gives freely as he becomes aware of needs.[3]


19:17 / Synthetic. Again, participles are juxtaposed in verse 17a. Kindness to the poor will be paid back by God, as it were, with interest (cf. 14:21, 31; 22:9; 29:7). Reward might be better rendered “payback.” God is not the debtor; the poor are. They are to be considered as though in the place of God (Meinhold, Sprüche).[4]


Ver. 17.—He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord. English Church-people are familiar with this distich, as being one of the sentences of Scripture read at the Offertory. The word for “poor” is here dal, “feeble” (see on vers. 1 and 4). It is a beautiful thought that by showing mercy and pity we are, as it were, making God our debtor; and the truth is wonderfully advanced by Christ, who pronounces (Matt. 25:40), “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me” (see on ch. 11:24; 28:27). St. Chrysostom (‘Hom.,’ xv., on 1 Cor. 5), “To the more imperfect this is what we may say, Give of what you have unto the needy. Increase your substance. For, saith he, ‘He that giveth unto the poor lendeth unto God.’ But if you are in a hurry, and wait not for the time of retribution, think of those who lend money to men; for not even these desire to get their interest immediately; but they are anxious that the principal should remain a good long while in the hands of the borrower, provided only the repayment be secure, and they have no mistrust of the borrower. Let this be done, then, in the present case also. Leave them with God, that he may pay thee thy wages manifold. Seek not to have the whole here; for if you recover it all here, how will you receive it back there? And it is on this account that God stores them up there, inasmuch as this present life is full of decay. But he gives even here also; for, ‘Seek ye,’ saith he, ‘the kingdom of heaven, and all these things shall be added unto you.’ Well, then, let us look towards that kingdom, and not be in a hurry for the repayment of the whole, lest we diminish our recompense. But let us wait for the fit season. For the interest in these cases is not of that kind, but is such as is meet to be given by God. This, then, having collected together in great abundance, so let us depart hence, that we may obtain both the present and the future blessings” (Oxford transl.). That which he hath given will he pay him again; Vicissitudinem suam reddet ei, Vulgate, “According to his gift will he recompense him.” גְּמוּל (gemul), “good deed” (ch. 12:14, where it is rendered “recompense”). Ecclus. 32 (35) 10, etc., “Give unto the Most High according as he hath enriched thee; and as thou hast gotten give with a cheerful eye. For the Lord recompenseth, and will give thee seven times as much.” There are proverbs rife in other lands to the same effect. The Turk says, “What you give in charity in this world you take with you after death. Do good, and throw it into the sea: if the fish does not know it, God does.” And the Russian, “Throw bread and salt behind you, you get them before you” (Lane).[5]


Ver. 17. He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord.Christian pity for the Christian poor:

  1. The great stress which the Scriptures lay upon pity for the poor. That man must be a cursory reader of the Bible who does not see that it pervades the Bible. The old dispensation is full of it. In the new dispensation it is brought out still more prominently.
  2. Why is so great a mass of the Lord’s people found among the poor? If wealth would have been their blessing, wealth they would have had. God would have this manifested by them—that He considers these things in themselves as nothing. Some part of the mystery is to answer Satan’s accusations. And it is for the trial of the grace that is in His people.

III. The motives urging a good man to show pity to the poor. He “lendeth to the Lord.” Here is a payment spoken of. The Lord is a bounteous giver. (J. H. Evans.)

The deserving poor:

We are told that the poor shall never cease out of the land. Paley defines a poor man as he, of whatever rank, whose expenses exceed his resources. It is very clear from this that there may be poverty which has no claim to our commiseration and charity.

  1. Man’s duty towards the deserving poor. “He that hath pity on the poor.” Two things are implied concerning this pity.
  2. It must be practical. The text speaks of it as lending to the Lord. It is pity, therefore, that gives, that does something to relieve distress. The pity that goes off in sentimental sighs, or goes no farther than words, saying, “Depart in peace, be warmed, be filled,” is not true pity—the pity that God demands for the poor.
  3. It must be genuine. The words imply that the pity is “accepted of the Lord.” He takes it as a loan; therefore it must be genuine. The service rendered is from right principles. There is a large amount of charity shown to the poor which is inspired by motives abhorrent to Omniscient Purity.
  4. God’s interest in the deserving poor. God’s interest in the poor is shown in three ways.
  5. In the obligation that is imposed on the rich to help them. He denounces all neglect and cruelty of the poor. “Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness and his chamber by wrong, that useth his neighbour’s service without wages.” Again, “Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker.” He inculcates practical sympathy for the poor (Exod. 22:21, 22; 23:9; Lev. 19:33; 25:35; Deut. 10:19; 24:19; Prov. 22:22; Isa. 1:17–23).
  6. In the earthly condition into which He sent His Son.
  7. In the class from which He selected His servants.

III. The Divine acknowledgment of service to the poor. “And that which he hath given will He pay him again.” Every gift of genuine piety to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and a loan that shall be paid.

  1. It is often amply repaid in this world (Deut. 16:17–20; 2 Cor. 9:6–8).
  2. It will be acknowledged in the day of judgment. “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.” (D. Thomas, D.D.)

Lending to the Lord:

We are to give to the poor out of pity. Not to be seen and applauded, much less to get influence over them; but out of pure sympathy and compassion we must give them help. We must not expect to get anything back from the poor, not even gratitude; but we should regard what we have done as a loan to the Lord. He undertakes the obligation, and if we look to Him in the matter we must not look to the second party. What an honour the Lord bestows upon us when He condescends to borrow of us! That merchant is greatly favoured who has the Lord on his books. It would seem a pity to have such a name down for a paltry pittance; let us make it a heavy amount. The next needy man that comes this way, let us help him. As for repayment, we can hardly think of it, and yet here is the Lord’s note of hand. Blessed be His name, His promise to pay is better than gold and silver. Are we running a little short through the depression of the times? We may venture humbly to present this bill at the Bank of Faith. (C. H. Spurgeon.)

For long credit:

A wealthy but niggardly gentleman was waited on by the advocates of a charitable institution, for which they solicited his aid, reminding him of the Divine declaration, “He that hath pity on the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will He pay him again.” To this he replied, “The security, no doubt, is good, and the interest liberal; but I cannot give such long credit.” Poor rich man! the day of payment was much nearer than he anticipated. Not a fortnight had elapsed from his refusing to honour this claim of God upon his substance before he received a summons with which he could not refuse to comply. He was dead.

The best loan (to the young):—

Pity is the feeling of sorrow we find in our hearts when we see a person in trouble or distress. There are two kinds of pity, a wrong and a right. The wrong kind of pity makes people feel without making them do or give. The right kind makes people do or give, as well as feel. What we do for, or give to the poor, God regards as done or given to Himself. What we lend to another we call a loan. There are many different kinds of loans, but that which is lent to the Lord is the best loan.

  1. Because He receives the smallest sums.
  2. Because it is so safe.

III. Because He pays good interest. (R. Newton, D.D.)

Argument for charity:

This is an argument for charity of wonderful force. No pagan moralist could ever produce a motive for any social duty equal to this. It is sufficient to open the closest fist, and to enlarge the most selfish heart. Can we lose anything by lending it to the Lord? God will be sure to repay what is given to the poor at His command with great increase. The greatest usurer on earth cannot make so much of his money as the man that gives to the poor. (George Lawson, D.D.)[6]


[1] Ross, A. P. (2008). Proverbs. In T. Longman III, Garland David E. (Eds.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: Proverbs–Isaiah (Revised Edition) (Vol. 6, p. 169). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

[2] Waltke, B. K. (2005). The Book of Proverbs, Chapters 15–31 (p. 111). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

[3] Kitchen, J. A. (2006). Proverbs: A Mentor Commentary (pp. 423–424). Fearn, Ross-shire, Great Britain: Mentor.

[4] Murphy, R. E., & Carm, O. (2012). Proverbs. In W. W. Gasque, R. L. Hubbard Jr., & R. K. Johnston (Eds.), Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (p. 96). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

[5] Spence-Jones, H. D. M. (Ed.). (1909). Proverbs (p. 368). London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[6] Exell, J. S. (n.d.). Proverbs (pp. 493–494). New York; Chicago; Toronto: Fleming H. Revell Company.

“I struggle with obeying God” — HeadHeartHand Blog

Do you struggle to obey God? We know what we should do and shouldn’t do, and yet we still disobey God. Why is that? Why is obeying God such a struggle?

Even when we do obey, we often resent it. We don’t like someone telling us what we can or can’t do. Our obedience is grudging and bitter. Why is that? Why is obeying God so dissatisfying?

Obedience is a struggle and dissatisfying because we often view God as a law enforcement officer who simply wants to keep rigid peace and order, rather than a heavenly father who wants to love and enjoy us.

If we could change our view of God, we would change our view of obedience. If we obey our heavenly father rather than an earthly police officer, our obedience will be much less of a struggle and much more satisfying. Genesis 6:17-22 can help us to do that. In verse 18, God says to Moses, “But I will establish my covenant with you.”

A COVENANT IS A SPECIAL PROMISE FROM GOD 

  • It’s not a general promise but a personal promise
  • It’s not initiated by Noah but by God
  • It’s not a promise of something but a promise of someone
  • It’s not a shaky promise but an unbreakable promise.

A COVENANT IS A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD 

  • God commits himself to Noah and his family
  • God invites Noah and his family to commit to him

A COVENANT PRODUCES SPECIAL OBEDIENCE TO GOD 

What’s the result of this covenant? “Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him” (22).

  • It’s not cold legal obedience – something for something
  • It’s warm personal obedience – something for someone

As Jesus said, ““If you love me, you will keep my commandments….Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him” (John 14:15, 21). It’s love before law. It’s relationship before rules.

LIVING THE BIBLE

God’s special covenant promises enable and empower special obedience. If we put relationship before rules, we will find obedience less of a struggle and much more satisfying.


This episode of Living the Bible lines up with Expedition 3: Day 4 in  Exploring the Bible Together: A 52 Week Family Worship Plan and Exploring the Bible: A Bible Reading Plan for Kids. You can catch up with previous episodes of the Living the Bible podcast here or subscribe on iTunesSpotify, and Google Podcast.

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June—25 The Poor Man’s Evening Portion

 

Then said I, Woe is me, for I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips.—Isaiah 6:5.

My soul! thy last evening was deeply exercised on that glorious subject, the holiness of Jehovah. Let this evening’s meditation call thee to what ought immediately to follow, thy unholiness and corruption. What a transition! And yet what more suited for meditation? The prophet Isaiah, who had been admitted to the view of a vision, like that which John the apostle saw in after-ages, beheld the glory of Christ, and heard those who cried, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of Hosts;” and the effect was as is here related. His consternation was so great, concluding that he should be struck dead (agreeably to what holy men of old had conceived, that the sight of God would produce death), that he cried out, “Wo is me, I am undone.” Pause, my soul! thou art also “a man of unclean lips!” How dost thou hope to see the face of God in glory? How art thou prepared for such an overwhelming sight? Convinced of thy uncleanness, and convinced also that God is of purer eyes than to behold iniquity, neither can any evil dwell with him, how art thou looking for acceptance here by grace, and the everlasting acceptance and admittance of thy person hereafter in glory before God? Ponder the subject well, and consider, under this particular, as in every other, the blessedness of an union with Christ, and an interest in Christ. Here lie all thy hopes, all thy confidence, all thy security! Undone as thou art in thyself, and unclean as thy lips and thy whole nature are, by reason of sin, both from the original state in which thou wast conceived and born, and the actual transgressions which thou hast committed, yet looking up to the throne in and through Jesus thy husband, thy surety, thy sponsor, here it is, my soul, and here alone, that thy confidence is well founded, and all thy hopes secure. Dost thou not feel a holy joy, a sweet indescribable delight, in contemplating the divine holiness; while contemplating, at the same time, thine own interest and right in the holiness of the Lord Jesus? Art thou not full of rapture in beholding the glory of God’s holiness, for which, rather than an atom of it should be tarnished by the sinner, the Son of God assumed the nature of his people, and died on the cross, to make atonement? And art thou not comforted in the blessed view, that God’s holiness hath received more glory, more honour, by the obedience and sacrifice of the glory-man, Christ Jesus, than could have been given by the everlasting obedience of men and angels to all eternity? And say, moreover, dost thou not at times take delight in drawing nigh to the throne of grace, and offering thy poor feeble praises of “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God of Hosts,” when thou art approaching, and holding communion with God, and through the holy Jesus, thy Redeemer? Oh! thou dear Emmanuel, in whom alone, and by whom alone, all my hopes and confidences are founded, I fall down at thy feet, and as the prophet cried out, so do I desire unceasingly to exclaim, “I am a man of unclean lips!” But do thou cause the iniquity to be taken away, and my sin to be purged, by the live coal, from thee, who art our Testament Altar, and I shall be clean; for thou art the Lord my righteousness.[1]

 

[1] Hawker, R. (1845). The Poor Man’s Evening Portion (A New Edition, pp. 194–195). Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle.

June 25th The D. L. Moody Year Book

 

So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.—Hebrews 3:19.

WHEN the Israelites first came out of Egypt God would have led them right up into the land of Canaan if it had not been for their accursed unbelief. But they desired something besides God’s word; so they were turned back, and had to wander in the desert for forty years. I believe there are thousands of God’s children wandering in the wilderness still. The Lord has delivered them from the hand of the Egyptian, and would at once take them through the wilderness right into the Promised Land, if they were only willing to follow Christ. Christ has been down here, and has made the rough places smooth, and the dark places light, and the crooked places straight. If we will only be led by Him right into the land of promise, all will be peace, and joy, and rest.[1]

 

[1] Moody, D. L. (1900). The D. L. Moody Year Book: A Living Daily Message from the Words of D. L. Moody. (E. M. Fitt, Ed.) (p. 107). East Northfield, MA: The Bookstore.

June 25, 2020 Truth2Freedom Briefing Report (US•World•Christian)

Mid-Day Snapshot · June 25, 2020

THE FOUNDATION

“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.” —George Washington (1795)

Tim Scott Punches Back

After Democrats blocked his bill on police reform, the good senator let them have it.


Did Strzok Just Implicate Biden?

The ousted former FBI hack took notes in that infamous 2017 White House meeting.


Hillsdale to BLM: No T’anks

The small but stout college rejected calls to submit to the Black Lives Matter mob.


Defund America-Hating Universities

“They are the root of the virulent anti-Americanism” that is causing mayhem nationwide.


Indictments in the Arbery Interracial Death, However…

Why does the Left avoid any discussion of the most significant interracial murder and violence issue?


‘Systemic Racism’ at Planned Parenthood

One of its leaders has been ousted over accusations of racism. Paging Margaret Sanger…


Kaepernick v. Carney … Dishonor v. Honor

What the contrasting lives and actions of two men tell us about the revisionist desecration of our legacy of Liberty.


Video: NYC Mayor Lets Rage Run Amok

Bill de Blasio seems content to let rage run amok in the wake of the death of George Floyd, yet leads a crackdown on Orthodox Jews.


Video: Facebook Moderators Delete Pro-Trump Posts

“If someone is wearing a MAGA hat, I am going to delete them for terrorism.”



TODAY’S OPINION

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
2020 Election Will Be a Contest of the Angry
CAL THOMAS
When the Mob Rules
JACKIE GINGRICH CUSHMAN
Sitting With Our Outrage
LAURA HOLLIS
Don’t Feed the Fire
ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS
Reflecting on The 1619 Project
For more of today’s columns, visit Right Opinion.

Thursday News Executive Summary

Pelosi unremorseful, 200th federal judge confirmed, arson suspect freed, and more.


Thursday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Walter Williams, Al Sharpton, Nancy Pelosi, and more.



TODAY’S MEME

For more of today’s memes, visit the Memesters Union.

TODAY’S CARTOON

For more of today’s cartoons, visit the Cartoons archive.

“The Patriot Post” (https://patriotpost.us)


The Briefing Thursday, June 25, 2020

Part I

Identity Politics on Full Display: When Pride Month Intersects with Other Identity Markers Across Major Media Headlines

USA TODAY
What JK Rowling should know about a transgender woman like me: Every day in public is risky, by Charlotte Clymer

NEW YORK TIMES
Transgender Lives Onscreen: Seen, but Not Always Believable, by Erik Piepenburg

NEW YORK TIMES
What Does Pride Mean Now? by Jericho Brown, Carmen Maria Machado and Thomas Page McBee

NEW YORK TIMES
Coronavirus Economy Especially Harsh for Transgender People, Scott James

NEW YORK TIMES
Why Andrea Jenkins Is Somber, but Optimistic, by Kathleen Massara

THE GUARDIAN
Authors quit JK Rowling agency over transgender rights, Jim Waterson

Part II

Separating Sex from Gender: Nothing Less Than What It Means to Be Human Is at Stake

NEW YORK TIMES
Sex Does Not Mean Gender. Equating Them Erases Trans Lives., by Devin Michelle Bunten

Part III

Important Primaries in Kentucky and New York: The Surging Left in American Politics

POLITICO
Top takeaways from Tuesday’s primaries: The left, the right, the wait, by Steven Shepard

NEW YORK TIMES
Hillary Clinton Backs Eliot Engel, in Her First House Primary Endorsement of 2020, by Shane Goldmacher


‘Extremely alarming’ swarms of locusts plague eastern Africa, western Asia amid COVID-19 pandemic
“The current Desert Locust situation remains extremely alarming and represents an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods in the Horn of Africa,” the FAO reported earlier this year. “This will be further exacerbated by new breeding that has commenced, which will cause more locust infestations.”

As 3 US Carriers Patrol Western Pacific, Chinese Analysts Warn US-China Stumbling Toward War
No less than two new separate reports in The South China Morning Post are warning of a coming US-China military conflict, saying the prospect is now higher than ever given that amid a rising number of naval incidents, including a recent near-collision incident, communication channels used for deconfliction have fallen silent. The observation is based in large part on new studies by China’s National Institute for South China Sea showing a steep drop-off in intergovernmental communications channels between the two sides.

New website lists Israeli professors who are anti-Israel
Dozens of Israeli academics who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and other anti-Israel initiatives have been named on a new English language website launched by Zionist NGO Im Tirtzu. t is none other than radical Israeli academics who are spearheading the global campaign against Israel by promoting #BDS and other anti-Israel activity. Visit our new website to learn more about these radical Israeli professors >> https://t.co/8atOZQomPL pic.twitter.com/uFvMWIWqv2— Im Tirtzu (@IMTIzionism) June 21, 2020

Philippine villagers brace as volcano grows restive
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said it detected dozens of small earthquakes on the western flank of Kanlaon volcano, which emitted plumes of steam up to 300 meters (980 feet) in the air overnight. Kanlaon on Negros island is one of about two dozen active volcanoes in the Philippines. Those signs, along with a slight bulging of Kanlaon’s slope, “indicate that hydrothermal or magmatic activity is occurring beneath the edifice,” the institute said. It added that the volcano “is at an abnormal condition and has entered a period of unrest.”

5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes California, shaking felt in L.A. and Vegas
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook California on Wednesday morning around 10:40 a.m. PDT. The epicenter was located just miles away from the town of Lone Pine on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada.

Tropical depression forms in eastern Pacific, with more development likely
After a record early start to the hurricane season in the eastern Pacific Ocean, all has been quiet for the past several weeks. However, that has changed with the formation of Tropical Depression Three-E.

US appeals court orders Gen. Michael Flynn’s case dismissed
A federal appeals court has ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against former national security adviser and retired Army general Michael Flynn on Wednesday morning. The 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturns U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan’s decision …

New Strozk documents show Obama and Biden were directly involved in the Flynn investigation (political hit job) that was filled with falsified information and prosecutorial malpractice.
According to Strzok’s notes detailing the January 5 meeting, Joe Biden (“VP”) explicitly mentioned using the Logan Act to go after Flynn, and Obama explicitly directed James Comey (“D”) and Sally Yates (“DAG”) to investigate Flynn and use “the right people” to go after him.

Senate approves 200th federal judge nominated by Trump
The Senate has approved the nomination of a Mississippi judge to a federal appeals court, the 200th federal judge named by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Republican-controlled chamber. It’s the highest number of judicial nominees confirmed at this stage of a presidency in four decades. Cory Wilson was elevated to a seat on the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal

NPR accused of ‘malpractice’ in smear at ‘right-wing extremists’
Leftists at National Public Radio ran into a problem after claiming “right-wing extremists” in their automobiles are mowing down peaceful protesters all across America. “If you look at the whole video,” Whitlock tells OneNewsNow, “the person driving that car was clearly in danger. But the media narrative was to jump to white supremacy.”

Brazil’s massive replica of the Temple of Solomon
The Pentecostals of the Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus have a mighty vision. The Temple of Solomon was opened in 2014, to huge fanfare and with the nation’s then president in attendance. While plenty of churches around the world take their titles from biblical sites, this one goes far beyond simply borrowing a name. It is a literal reconstruction of the ancient temple, as described so precisely in the Bible. The main difference is that it is substantially scaled up from that holy original, which stood a mere 40 feet high. The new Brazilian exemplar is 180 feet, about the height of an 18-story building. That figure is no accident: the Temple of Solomon was specifically designed to be twice the size of the country’s famous Catholic symbol, the statue Christ the Redeemer overlooking Rio de Janeiro.

UN Official Enters Jericho Calling for “Free Palestinian State”
U.N. Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolai Mladenov told a mass gathering in the Palestinian Authority on Monday “never to give up” their aspirations for statehood. Mladenov was one of many foreign diplomats—among them representatives from the European Union, Russia, China and Japan—who addressed the rally in Jericho, organized by P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party to protest against Israel’s plan to begin extending sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria in July.

Iran’s Economy Implodes to Record Lows: Could this be Zechariah’s Prophecy?
The Iranian Rial plunged to a record low against the US dollar on Tuesday. Though the Iranian economic woes can be attributed to many factors including President Trump’s rejection of Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal, one factor that cannot be ignored is the fiscal Divine Retribution prophesied to befall the wicked and Israel’s enemies in the end-of-days.

Could Iran’s air force ever be a threat to Israel or Europe?
In Iran’s endless drive to prove that its military makes it a great world power, the Iranian media showed off three locally built “Kowsar” fighter jets this week. They were delivered to the armed forces by Defense Minister Gen. Amir Hatami. Iran claims it has been building “domestically produced” jets since 2018.

Trump to make big announcement on Middle East peace plan – Conway
US President Donald Trump will make a big announcement on the Middle East based on current talks, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway told reporters… Asked about…the West Bank, Conway said: “We are having conversations… Obviously, the president will have an announcement. He’s talked about this in the past, and I’ll leave it to him to give you a big announcement, and we’re very happy these talks continue.”

Abbas hints at dissolving PA in response to annexation
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas hinted on Wednesday that the Israeli plan to apply sovereignty to parts of the West Bank would lead to the dismantlement of the PA. Abbas said that his decision to renounce agreements and understandings with Israel and the US, including security cooperation, does not mean that the Palestinians don’t want peace.

Kosovo designates Hezbollah as a terrorist entity
The Republic of Kosovo officially designated both Hezbollah’s military and political wings as a terrorist group, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Meliza Haradinaj announced on Twitter on Tuesday. A year ago, Kosovo designated Hezbollah’s military wing as a terrorist group, but following a proposal by the Foreign Affairs Ministry the parliament decided to designate the political wing as a terrorist entity as well.

Belgium to vote on recognizing Palestinian state, sanctions on Israel
The Belgian Chamber of Representatives is set to vote on whether to recognize a Palestinian state…along with another resolution calling to threaten European Union sanctions against Israel should it extend its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank. One resolution calls on Belgium “to formally recognize the State of Palestine…and…recognition as a contribution from Belgium to the solution based on the coexistence of two states.”

IMF says global economic collapse caused by coronavirus will be even worse than feared
The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday painted a bleak portrait of the global economy, saying the coronavirus pandemic has caused more widespread damage than expected and will be followed by a sluggish recovery. The global economy will shrink this year by 4.9%, worse than the 3% decline predicted in April, the IMF said.

Russians vote on Putin’s reforms to constitution
Russia has begun voting on constitutional reforms that could allow President Vladimir Putin to serve another two terms in office. The official vote is scheduled for 1 July, but authorities said they were opening polling stations a week early to stop overcrowding amid the pandemic. Opposition activist Alexei Navalny has said the changes will allow Mr Putin to be “president for life”.

Turkish lira becomes the currency of choice in northern Syria
Syrians living in the opposition-held northwest Idlib province are switching currencies because the value of their pound is plummeting. Many are now spending with Turkish lira as Syria’s economy continues to be hit by setbacks.

This Way Lies Madness: The Summer Of Hate Meets The Age Of Intolerance
George Floyd’s death sparked the flame of outrage over racial injustice and police brutality, but political correctness is creating a raging inferno that threatens to engulf the nation…

The largest Saharan dust cloud in 50 years engulfs the Caribbean, air quality at record hazardous levels
Massive Saharan dust cloud is engulfing the Caribbean as it heads toward the U.S., with air quality across much of the region falling to record hazardous levels. The phenomenon is described to be the most significant in 50 years, according to environmental health specialist Pablo Mendez Lazaro with the University of Puerto Rico.

State of emergency declared after severe floods hit Serbia and Bosnia
Severe floods forced authorities to declare a state of emergency in Serbia on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Approximately 700 houses were inundated, bridges were damaged, as well as roads and power lines.​ Residents were left in a “dramatic” situation, according to Ljubovila official Milan Kovacevic.

Deadly floods, hail and rare tornado hit Istanbul, Turkey
A severe storm accompanied by hail and a rare tornado hit Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, killing one person and injuring several others.

COVID: Behind the global nursing home disaster, and the case-number scam
Scandal.  Tragedy.  Ongoing crime. In nursing homes, elderly people are already on the edge of the cliff, suffering from long-term illnesses and years of toxic medical treatments…but now you terrify them with COVID propaganda…then you actually label them “COVID”, WITH NO JUSTIFICATION…then you isolate them completely…they’re all alone…no contact with family and friends…what do you expect will happen to these fragile, heavily drugged people?

JUSSIE REDUX: The ‘Noose’ Claimed By NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace Was A Garage Door Rope Pull In Use Since 2019, Case Deemed Not Racial Incident
Everyone at NASCAR knew that no racial hate crime had been committed against Bubba Wallace, including Bubba Wallace. The garage door rope pull had been in use for a year already when Wallace made his shock claim. Then came the typical Hollywood ‘dramatic moment’ when all of NASCAR walked onto the track behind Bubba, in a show a solidarity, and it was all staged for your benefit. Why? To advance the Far Left Liberal Agenda that at this very moment is tearing the country down the middle.

Let’s fact-check Reuters: they say DNA vaccines don’t change your genetic makeup—true or false?
As my readers know, I’ve been reporting on new types of technology that could be used in a coming COVID-19 vaccine—-and warning about the consequences.

CBN News Asks President Trump: Did God Pick You ‘For Such a Time as This’?
CBN News Political Analyst David Brody sat down for an exclusive interview with President Donald Trump Monday at the White House.

Massive 5,000 Mile Wide Book Of Revelation-Style Sahara Desert Dust Plume Called The Gorilla Cloud Is Moving Towards The United States
If you’re on Facebook, no doubt you’ve seen those memes  entitled “What Chapter Of Revelation Are We In Today?” Funny, yes, but with such a ring of truth to it in 2020 where nearly every day has felt like living in Revelation since January 1. Dispensationally speaking, of course, we are at the end of chapter 3 in the closing hours of the lukewarm Laodicean Church Age, and patiently waiting and looking for this to occur:

Facebook creates fact-checking exemption for climate deniers
Facebook is “aiding and abetting the spread of climate misinformation,” said Robert Brulle, an environmental sociologist at Drexel University. “They have become the vehicle for climate misinformation, and thus should be held partially responsible for a lack of action on climate change.”

“This Is Madness” – MSM Angry That They Lost Sway Over The Gun-Control Narrative
Apparently, fear can have effects on the public that the MSM and government do no want – more self-reliance.


Headlines – 6/25/2020

At UN, Arab League head warns of ‘religious war’ if Israel annexes in West Bank

UN Chief Warns Israel West Bank Annexation Would Be ‘Most Serious Violation of International Law’

Yesha Council to EU: Israel is a sovereign state; we can make our own decisions

After UN and Arab League warnings, Pompeo says West Bank annexation up to Israel

Senior Trump aides said to begin informal talks on whether to back annexation

Abbas: If Israel annexes, it will bear responsibility as an occupying power

Israel charges Gaza electrician with firing rockets, powering Hamas tunnels

Israeli cabinet unanimously approves phone-tracking app bill as new Covid-19 cases soar

US warns it will seek to trigger UN sanctions snapback if Iran arms embargo ends

U.S. puts sanctions on five Iranian ship captains for bringing oil to Venezuela

Iranian Navy seeking to establish base in Gulf of Oman, entry to Indian Ocean

Iran secretly producing aluminum powder to launch missiles

Russia is holding a massive show of military might in Moscow, and it’s crucial for Putin

Putin hails victory over Nazis in Red Square parade delayed by virus

North Korea’s military action against South likely “postponed, not canceled,” analysts warn

DC National Guard to provide unarmed security for monuments in DC

Trump Demands End to Flag Burning as Protests Rage, Statues Fall

‘They’re looking at Jesus Christ’: Trump warns statue destroyers are targeting Christianity

Activist Wants Statues of White Jesus Torn Down, Calls Them a ‘Gross Form of White Supremacy’

Seattle CHOP leaders urge protesters to go home, throw support behind Biden, Democrats

‘The Computer Got It Wrong’: How Facial Recognition Led To False Arrest Of Black Man

‘View’ co-hosts confront Bolton: You’re part of the reason Trump is ‘still in office’

U.S. appeals court orders judge to dismiss case against former Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn

Justice Dept. Officials Testify on Politicization Under Barr

Mexico earthquake death toll rises, worker at oil refinery dies after falling from plant structure

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Hasaki, Japan

5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes California, shaking felt in L.A. and Vegas

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Te Anau, New Zealand

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Palora, Ecuador

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 22,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 21,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 14,000ft

Deadly floods, hail and rare tornado hit Istanbul, Turkey

State of emergency declared after severe floods hit Serbia and Bosnia

The Arctic is on fire: Siberian heat wave alarms scientists

Arizona firefighters forced to handle multiple historic wildfires at once

Trump – After ‘Slow The Testing Down’ Remark – Will End Federal Funding For Testing Sites

New York, Connecticut, New Jersey to require 14-day quarantine for individuals traveling from states hit with coronavirus surge

‘Snitch Police’: Virginia Asks Citizens to Report Churches, Establishments Not Following Coronavirus Orders

Dow drops more than 700 points in worst day since June 11 as virus resurgence concerns grow

The Second Great Depression: At least four major factors are terrifying economists and weighing on the recovery

IMF now sees even deeper global recession as economies struggle to recover from COVID-19

IMF slashes its forecasts for the global economy and warns of soaring debt levels

IMF says global economic collapse caused by coronavirus will be even worse than feared


Thursday 6-25-20

Clay Jones _ How the Fear of Death Drives Anarchy

Christian Zionism – Questioning the Covenant

Evangelical pastors pander to radical Black Lives Matter

6 out of 10 Americans reject idea that ‘human life is sacred,’ survey finds

Sesame Street Tweets in Support of Homosexual Pride Month, Creates Rainbow With Characters

New Satanic Church in South Africa: We Are Not Anti-Christian


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“We Rig The Game”: Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Bias Against Conservatives In Latest Veritas Exposé | ZeroHedge News

A Facebook content moderator has come forward to reveal rampant bias against conservatives at the social media giant.

Ryan Hartwig, an Arizona-based Facebook content moderator for third-party contractor Cognizant, says he witnessed egregious double-standards both targeting conservatives or favoring liberals.

I was seeing them interfering on a global level in elections. I saw a blatant exception that just targeted conservatives or favored liberals—and you know, we’re deleting on average 300 posts or actioning 300 posts a day,” said Hartwig, adding “If you magnify that by however many content moderators there are on a global scale, that’s a lot of stuff that’s getting taken down.”

Hartwig wore a hidden camera to document reviewing of content and office interactions. In an interview with Project Veritas CEO James O’Keefe, Hartwig said although he signed a confidentiality agreement, he could no longer ignore the suppression of Facebook content supporting President Donald Trump, Republican causes or the conservative agenda with a massive exception to the company’s public position on protecting political speech across the platform. –Project Veritas

“That was the tipping point. Knowing about what I knew about how they were giving exceptions for the policy, I knew that it was likely that it was happening elsewhere on a global scale,” said Hartwig. “Just seeing such blatant bias from Facebook really bothered me.”

*  *  *

Read more via Project Veritas (emphasis ours):

Content Moderators Express Hostility to Trump, His Supporters

One of the moderators Hartwig recorded was Israel Amparan, who he said typifies the worldview of most of the content moderators he encountered.

“Trump supporters are f*cking crazy *ss *ssholes, that every other f*cking word out of their mouth is you know ‘Come take it,’ ‘Seal the border,’” said Amparan. “Come take it” refers to the “Come and Take It” slogan Texan colonists put on their flag after the Mexican government demanded they turn in their cannon.

Amparan said he targeted content by Trump supporters because it scared him.

“I hate government as much as the next f*cking person, but you’re not gonna catch me riding over the f*cking. It’s like impeachment. It’s like a PRAW. Trump called it a f*cking coup–and it’s like that should scare you more than anything.” A PRAW, or Python Reddit API Wrapper, is a Reddit program to allow user to more quickly and easily post on Facebook.

Hartwig also videotaped Steve Grimmett, who is a team lead at Facebook-Cognizant’s content review—and who said Trump supporters are in the same speech category as Hitler, under the Facebook policy on Dangerous Individuals and Organizations.

“One of my projects before now was, was hate,” Grimmett said. “I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking at pictures of hate organizations, Hitler, Nazis, MAGA, you know, Proud Boys, all that stuff all day long.” MAGA is the acronym for Trump’s 2016 slogan: Make America Great Again.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress the only speech Facebook targets for deletion is speech advocating hate, violence and terrorism, but not political speech.

Facebook Waived Hate Speech Policies to Advance its Pro-Pride/LGBTQ Agenda

One example was when Facebook-Cognizant policy and training manager Shawn Browder told all the content moderators in Hartwig’s section for the 2018 Pride Month hate speech would be allowed to stay up if it was in support of the LGBTQ agenda.

Hartwig said Browder told the moderators to implement the special policy, which in the case of Pride Month allowed attacks on a single group of people, quoting Browder: “Hey, we’re making the exceptions for our policy to favor the, LGBT community.”

O’Keefe: Hate speech is allowed if it’s ‘intended to raise awareness for pride LGBTQ,’ so hate speech is allowed in some cases, but apparently not others?

Hartwig: Yeah.

According to a screenshot of the policy captured by Hartwig:

Anything that is a delete per our Hate Speech policies but is intended to raise awareness for Pride/LGBTQ. This may occur especially in terms of attacking straight white males.”

Hartwig also videotaped Steve Grimmett, who is a team lead at Facebook-Cognizant’s content review—and who said Trump supporters are in the same speech category as Hitler, under the Facebook policy on Dangerous Individuals and Organizations.

“One of my projects before now was, was hate,” Grimmett said. “I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking at pictures of hate organizations, Hitler, Nazis, MAGA, you know, Proud Boys, all that stuff all day long.” MAGA is the acronym for Trump’s 2016 slogan: Make America Great Again.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress the only speech Facebook targets for deletion is speech advocating hate, violence and terrorism, but not political speech.

Hartwig also told O’Keefe he witnessed how Facebook carves out exceptions in its speech policies if the speech boosts its own political agenda.

Facebook Waived Hate Speech Policies to Advance its Pro-Pride/LGBTQ Agenda

One example was when Facebook-Cognizant policy and training manager Shawn Browder told all the content moderators in Hartwig’s section for the 2018 Pride Month hate speech would be allowed to stay up if it was in support of the LGBTQ agenda.

Hartwig said Browder told the moderators to implement the special policy, which in the case of Pride Month allowed attacks on a single group of people, quoting Browder: “Hey, we’re making the exceptions for our policy to favor the, LGBT community.”

O’Keefe: Hate speech is allowed if it’s ‘intended to raise awareness for pride LGBTQ,’ so hate speech is allowed in some cases, but apparently not others?

Hartwig: Yeah.

According to a screenshot of the policy captured by Hartwig:

“Anything that is a delete per our Hate Speech policies but is intended to raise awareness for Pride/LGBTQ. This may occur especially in terms of attacking straight white males.”

Example: “Straight white males are filth for not fighting more on behalf of LGBTQ.”

‘No one has the white man’s back anymore’

Hartwig also told O’Keefe he himself was targeted at work for being a white male. This cultural bias was documented in a previous Project Veritas undercover investigation, when a PV journalist recorded Leslie Brown, who was a human resources contractor for Google and who now works at a human resources executive at Facebook, talking about the ease of firing a white male without repercussions or any due diligence requirements.

Project Veritas Journalist: I mean, they were able to fire him without having to worry about discrimination.

Brown: Due diligence, right. Because he’s a white man. Yeah, white man. No problem. You can’t do it that easily if there are other issues.

Journalist: Oh, it’s easier when they’re-          

Brown: White man. 

Journalist: Yeah, no protected class. 

Brown: No one has the white man’s back anymore.

O’Keefe said Project Veritas still targets Facebook and other social media giants for more investigations—and those investigations are propelled by insiders like Hartwig and the other Facebook insider Zach McElroy, who was featured in the first video released from this investigation into Facebook’s content moderation policies and practices.

Source: “We Rig The Game”: Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Bias Against Conservatives In Latest Veritas Exposé

June 25 Thoughts for the quiet hour

 

The Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them

Acts 13:2

We have such a nice little quiet, shady corner in the vineyard, down among the tender grapes, with such easy little weedings and waterings to attend to. And then the Master comes and draws us out into the thick of the work, and puts us in a part of the field where we never should have thought of going, and puts larger tools into our hands, that we may do more at a stroke. And we know we are not sufficient for these things, and the very tools seem too heavy for us, and the glare too dazzling and the vines too tall. Ah! but would we dally, go back? He would not be in the shady corner with us now; for when He put us forth He went before us, and it is only by close following that we can abide with Him.

Frances Ridley Havergal[1]

 

[1] Hardman, S. G., & Moody, D. L. (1997). Thoughts for the quiet hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing.

The Shocking Truth About the ‘Marxists’ Behind the Black Lives Matter Organization: ‘No Forgiveness, No Reconciliation’ — CBN News feeds

“Black Lives Matter” is one of the most popular phrases in America today – the mantra that’s been sweeping the world since the murder of George Floyd. But there’s a huge difference between the well-intentioned activists pushing for racial equality and the people who run the “Black Lives Matter” organization.

After the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis police, the Black Lives Matter movement – and the main organization – have exploded into greater national prominence and gained a very wide following.

The movement consists of many organizations, including the original “Black Lives Matter” group.

On its website, it lists many goals – the majority of which most people would support, like:

  • “We work vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension, all people.”

But despite such mainstream ideas, leaders of Black Lives Matter come from a far-Left point of view.

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors revealed, “Myself and Alicia, in particular, are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories.”

The group takes positions many Americans would find very controversial, like its view of the traditional family, saying:

  • “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’.”

Positions like those are why many black Americans, including Christians who support racial justice, oppose the organization’s goals.

Black Christian pro-life speaker and author Ryan Bomberger has written Top Ten Reasons I’ll Never Support the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.

“They’re radically pro-abortion. This is a movement that announced solidarity with the abortion industry,” said Bomberger, founder of the Radiance Foundation. “Back in 2015, there’s actually a solidarity statement standing with Planned Parenthood – so how can they say Black Lives Matter on the one hand and then partner with the leading killer of Black lives?”

Former Republican Congressman Lt. Colonel Allen West disagrees with the idea that police are committing mass attacks on black Americans, arguing it’s a distraction from the issue of black abortion.

“BLM and the media want us to believe it’s a genocide out there. The real genocide is that 20 million black babies have been murdered in the womb since 1973,” West said.

In addition to its support for non-traditional families, the group also strongly believes in gay rights, saying:

  • “We foster a queer‐affirming network.”

“The BLM movement HEAVILY promotes homosexuality and transgenderism. They want to do away with God’s framework for the family, with a married father and a mother. And we’ve seen what happens when we move away from God’s framework for families – you just suffer so many negative outcomes,” Bomberger said.

West believes the organization is simply another far-left group, speaking to it directly in a recent video.

“Because you don’t stand for anything except the same old white progressive socialist ideological agenda that we will have nothing to do with,” he said.

And Bomberger points to another key problem, from a Biblical perspective.

“They have no forgiveness, no reconciliation, there’s no call for that. So as a Christian, when our salvation is predicated on reconciliation, being reconciled to God, how can we not be reconciled to one another?” he asked.

With the number of high-profile deaths of black Americans at the hands of police in recent years, and especially after the killing of George Floyd, it’s easy to see why so many Americans are embracing the phrase: “Black Lives Matter.” But if they take a closer look at the positions of the BLM organization itself, they might rethink their support for that group.

via The Shocking Truth About the ‘Marxists’ Behind the Black Lives Matter Organization: ‘No Forgiveness, No Reconciliation’ — CBN News feeds

Muhammad: Prophet or Profit? (Video) | CARM

Truth & Lies with Eddie Yousef – Muhammad, a True Profit

In a recent broadcast on ABN’s Trinity Channel, our founder and president Matt Slick joined a panel contrasting the words and actions of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, with those of Jesus Christ. They explored Muhammad’s carnal motives of money and power as they are plainly stated in early Muslim sources and demonstrated the moral deficiency of Muhammad as compared to unique purity and splendor of the person of Jesus...Watch Here

June 25 Life-Changing Moments With God

 

When He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.

Lord God, as many as received Jesus, to each of us He gave the right to become Your children, to those who believe in His name. You have given me exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these I may be a partaker of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one who waits for You. Now I see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. Jesus Christ will transform my lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. As for me, Lord God, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.

To see You, Lord; to be made like Christ;

to be loved as Your child—

I praise You for these wonderful

and trustworthy promises!

1 John 3:2; John 1:12; 2 Peter 1:4; Isaiah 64:4; 1 Corinthians 13:12; Philippians 3:20–21; Psalm 17:15[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life-Changing Moments With God (p. 192). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

June 25 The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible

June 25.—Morning. [Or December 17.]
“They limited the Holy One of Israel.”

WE shall now take another glimpse at the guilty kingdom of Israel. When Jehu had swept away the worship of Baal, he restored the worship of God under the figure of an ox, which the sacred writers always describe contemptuously as a calf. His sons after him maintained that forbidden worship which bore the same relation to the true religion as Romanism does to the faith of the gospel.

2 Kings 13:1–6; 9–11; 14–19

1, 2 In the three and twentieth year of Joash king of Judah Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned seventeen years. And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and followed the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin.

And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of Hazael king of Syria, and into the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hazael, all their days.

The Syrians reduced Israel so low that no army was left to defend the country, and the poor people are described as being made “like the dust by threshing.” Wretched are the wages of iniquity.

4, 5 And Jehoahaz besought the Lord, and the Lord hearkened unto him: for he saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them. And the Lord gave Israel a saviour, so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians: and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents, as beforetime.

God sometimes hears the prayers of the wicked for temporal things. Who can set bounds to his mercy? Let us seek him for spiritual blessings.

Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria. (Perhaps spared for its beauty, even as at this time, foolish persons reverence the images of Popery because they are works of art.)

And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; and Joash his son reigned in his stead.

10, 11 In the thirty and seventh year of Joash king of Judah began Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz to reign over Israel in Samaria, and reigned sixteen years. And he did evil in the sight of the Lord; he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel sin: but he walked therein.

14 Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.

After sixty or seventy years of service, rest came to the faithful prophet. Good men, when they come to die, are often honoured by those who have rejected their living testimony. Bad as Joash was, he knew that Elisha was the only defence of the country, and therefore wept at the prospect of his loss.

15, 16 And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows. And he said to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon the king’s hands.

17 And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the Lord’s deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them.

18 And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed.

19 And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice. (Though a dying man, Elisha was angry at unbelief, and well he might be, for God himself is angry with it, and in this case it robbed Israel of great victories, and of all hope of permanent peace. If our faith can shoot many arrows by asking great things of God, expecting great things from God, and attempting great things for God, we shall see mighty marvels; but want of faith stints the blessing; we win but thrice when we might go forth conquering and to conquer. Wretched are the men who rob themselves, and stop the flow of blessing; yet such a course of action is common with us. Lord, send us great family blessings. Convert every one of us. Bless our work for thee, and do great things for us and by us.)

June 25.—Evening. [Or December 18.]
“The Lord is able to give thee much more than this.”

WE come back to the history of the kingdom of Judah, and find Joash succeeded by Amaziah.

2 Chronicles 25:1–11

Amaziah was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.

And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a perfect heart.

Like his father Joash, he lacked steady principle, and therefore, though he began well, he turned aside in his later days and suffered for his apostacy.

¶ Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established to him, that he slew his servants that had killed the king his father.

But he slew not their children, but did as it is written in the law in the book of Moses, where the Lord commanded, saying, The fathers shall not die for the children, neither shall the children die for the fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin. (This just law was obeyed by the king, though in other eastern courts the entire families of regicides are usually put to death. It spoke well for Amaziah that he broke through prevailing customs to obey the law of the Lord.)

¶ Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and made them captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, according to the houses of their fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and above, and found them three hundred thousand choice men, able to go forth to war, that could handle spear and shield.

This was only one-fourth of the number of Jehoshaphat’s army in former times, and shews how greatly the kingdom of Judah had suffered by the wars which had fallen upon it for its sins.

He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver. (This amount was paid to the king of Israel for leave to use his troops. It amounted to about fifty thousand pounds or ten shillings a man, a very paltry pay. The soldiers were not paid, but expected to remunerate themselves from the spoil. What must war have been when carried on upon such principles? Human life was a trifle, and the tenure of property was not worth a day’s purchase.)

But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, let not the army of Israel go with thee; for the Lord is not with Israel, to wit, with all the children of Ephraim.

But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the battle: God shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power to help, and to cast down. (God would not have his people joining with idolaters; all the help we can get from the ungodly will prove to be hindrance.)

And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel? And the man of God answered, The Lord is able to give thee much more than this. (This text should be remembered when religion appears to involve us in present loss; God can make it up to us in many ways, both in temporals and spirituals. We may count the cost as rigidly as we please, and we shall find that it is always best to obey the Lord.)

10 Then Amaziah separated them, to wit, the army that was come to him out of Ephraim, to go home again: wherefore their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in great anger.

11 And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand. (Alone he was victorious. If we will trust in God, and no longer lean on the arm of flesh, we shall be conquerors too; and as for any loss which we may have to put up with for Christ’s sake, we may rejoice in it.)

Alone relying on the Lord,

The battle we shall win;

But if we trust an arm of flesh,

We fall a prey to sin.

Away, then, carnal confidence,

Let pride be overthrown;

Jesus shall be our sole defence;

We rest in him alone.[1]

 

[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1964). The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible (pp. 374–375). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

Exclusive: My conversations with senior Arab officials here in Washington regarding “annexation,” just hours before President Trump is set to make a “big announcement” on the Middle East. – Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog Joel C. Rosenberg’s Blog

(Washington, D.C.) — The White House is signaling that President Trump is set to make a “big announcement” today regarding the Middle East. 

The big question: Will Mr. Trump decide to back the Israeli government’s desire to incorporate large sections of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) into sovereign Israeli territory, or ask Israel to refrain from “annexing” such territory for the time being, in order to keep trying to advance the Arab-Israeli peace process?

Last week, I met in Jerusalem with senior advisors to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, and separately with a senior advisor to Defense Minister Benny Gantz to better understand their positions. I also spoke with Palestinian Muslims and Christians to hear their views. With each of them, we discussed at length how American Evangelicals are likely to see the issue (for more on that, here is the column I wrote last week for The Jerusalem Post.)

Since arriving in Washington several days ago, I have had extensive meetings with Ambassadors and senior diplomats from Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan to hear their views and discuss the wide range of viewpoints in the American Evangelical community over how best to advance peace. 

This what I’m hearing:

  • The Arab leaders believe the Trump administration is preparing to give the green light to “limited annexation” — not the full 30% of the West Bank as Netanyahu wants, and not the Jordan Valley, but perhaps about 5% of the West Bank. (They cautioned me, however, that they are still not entirely sure of the President’s final decision, that things are fluid, that Mr. Trump may not be 100% settled on his course of action, and their governments still hope to persuade Mr. Trump that for the sake of peace this is the wrong move at the wrong time.)
  • Every senior Arab and Muslim official that I spoke with are unified in total opposition to Israeli annexation of any amount — they do not see “limited annexation” as an acceptable compromise — they are very unified, operating in close coordination with each other, and fully backing Jordan’s King Abdullah. No daylight. 
  • One told me that Israel’s pending move would be “catastrophic” for the steadily warming relations between Israel and the Gulf Arab states which has never been better in history, and keep getting better month by month. “This will set Arab-Israeli relations back by years.”
  • None of the Arab officials can comprehend the urgency — why is Israel doing this now? Why this summer? Why would Netanyahu, the architect of Israel’s successful regional strategy to build closer relations with the Arab states, choose to damage these relations so badly? Does he realize just how much damage this will do, or does he think this will all blow over like the Jerusalem decision? They were admant that this is very different than the Jerusalem Embassy move. That was an American decision. This is a provocative, unilateral Israeli move that will force the Arab states to publicly and strongly condemn Israel and force them to back away from closer ties with Israel.
  • Another Arab official told me, “This is going to give a win not to the Arab states who have made peace with Israel, or those who are steadily moving towards peace with Israel. It’s going to give a win to Iran, Turkey, Qatar, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Jazeera, and all the forces of extremism in the region. What’s the point? Why give them the win?”
  • All are particularly worried about an explosion in the Kingdom of Jordan — that the streets will erupt in intense protests against Israel, that the King will need to take dramatic measures to pull back from close working relations with Israel. I didn’t press any of them regarding exactly what steps Jordan may take, but many options are on the table and being actively contemplated.
  • What struck me as particularly interesting was that the tone of the leaders I spoke to was not so much bitter anger at Netanyahu and the Israeli government but astonishment, bewilderment and serious frustration that after so much progress in recent years that Israel would be willing to throw that all away for land that Israel already effectively controls and that no one is threatening to take away.
  • There is also bewilderment at why Israel would make such a highly controversial move — and risk incurring condemnation from the European Union, Asian countries, the Arab world, etc — before knowing whether or not President Trump will be reelected and there to stand beside Israel in such a decision over the next four years. Vice President Biden and his team has already made it clear that they are strongly opposed to Israeli “annexation.” Most Democrats in Congress are opposed as well. This will severely damage bipartisan support for Israel in Congress. What if the White House, the House of Representatives and possibly the majority of the Senate is in Democrat hands come January?

Now would be a good time to be praying for the peace of Jerusalem and the region, and praying that Israeli and American leaders will have true wisdom at this critical moment. Please pray for the Palestinian people who are feeling increasingly hopeless and left out of the process and seeing the U.S. and Israel make decisions without them. And pray, too, for the leaders and peoples of the moderate Arab states who are increasingly in favor of peace with Israel and see extraordinary opportunity for enhanced prosperity for all sides if treaties can be signed and trade relationships opened. 

Strange times in the Epicenter these days.

— Read on flashtrafficblog.epicentermedia.net/2020/06/25/exclusive-my-conversations-with-senior-arab-officials-here-in-washington-regarding-annexation-just-hours-before-president-trump-is-set-to-make-a-big-announcement-on-the-middle-east/

Al Mohler claims America is systemically racist throughout its history — Capstone Report

SBTS President Albert Mohler adopts Neo-Marxist critique of American history

The Southern Baptist Convention’s leading theologian and president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) claimed the US Constitution and the Founders were sinful and created a sinful system. This is a flashing warning sign: Al Mohler is creating a Third Way, Middle of the Road Compromise, a Soft Intersectionality. Mr. Speaker Harley, err, Al Mohler is clever. Mohler accepts the Neo-Marxist critique of America as systemically racist, rejects a revolution and then tries in Bill Clinton-like Triangulation fashion to construct a Third Way.

First, Mohler advances the view of America as racist. Mohler said, “Now, taking it back to the issue of structural or systemic racism. Do we see that? Well, we certainly have through much of American history. You certainly see it in the founding, even in the Constitution’s allowance for race-based chattel slavery in the United States for human beings to own other human beings, and the definition of black people in the United States as less human than non-black people in the very same country. You see it throughout the history, not only of slavery, but of segregation and race-based discrimination, but even in more recent years, you see it in economic policies. You see it in banking and zoning regulations

So, there you have it. America is systemically racist historically including its Founding documents and remains sinful despite everyone universally condemning racism and outlawing racial discrimination.

America’s system is so systemically racist it even elected a black President! It is so systemically racist millions of Africans immigrated to the United States since the immigration reforms of the 1960s.

Contrast what Al Mohler said about America with what Henry Kissinger said about the USA. Kissinger wrote, “Whatever may be said about the contradictions in this project or of the personal lives of its Founders, as the United States expanded and thrived, so too did democracy, and the aspiration toward it spread and took root across the hemisphere and the world.”

Kissinger’s appreciation for America is a perfect contrast to Mohler’s anti-America rhetoric. Kissinger recognizes America is imperfect. He still loves it and appreciates it.

In Mohler’s critique, America is so systemically racist that the Civil War and Voting Rights Act and Affirmative Action have not atoned for that sin. It lingers. And we cannot escape its impact:

“Furthermore, we understand that even in the United States where a consciousness of the sin and wrong and injustice of racism has made tremendous steps forward over recent decades, even as those kinds of deed restrictions would not be legally justifiable now—the vast majority of Americans would surely see them as immoral and unjust—the fact is that there is a continuing impact of those policies in most communities, not just some, but in most communities around the United States.”

Really? The US has Fair Housing laws. Redlining was outlawed in 1968. If outlawing the practice and 50 years cannot end the impact of a bad policy, then what is the solution?

We’ve changed hearts.

We’ve changed minds.

We’ve changed laws.

None of that was enough?

If the policy is changed and the moral view of the people changed, what else is left to do? Is Mohler hinting at something? Is he about to advocate for Equity?

The trend in Elite Evangelicalism is toward reparations. The rabid Never Trump Christianity Today in an editorial endorsed the wicked idea.

And the inevitable conclusion of Mohler’s monologue is that something else must change. If racism is sinful (and he quotes the Baptist Faith & Message 2000 to show this is the view of Southern Baptists) and the system is still racist and people are suffering, then we must apply the Biblical Justice demanded by our same Baptist Faith & Message.

As Mohler quotes the BF&M, Christians have a responsibility to “provide for the orphaned, the needy, the abused, the aged, the helpless, and the sick.” And, to work for human dignity from the womb to the tomb. And to do this the Christian should “bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love.”

In other words, the System must be changed. And not to put too fine a point on it, but since African Americans suffer from the effects of systemic racism even 50+ years after it was outlawed, these helpless folks must be taken care of via reparations. Justice would demand it. Right?

Could we get more paternalistic? Are we going to assert Black people do not have agency?

Al Mohler tells us what we have always known—that there is no atonement for America’s past. It is the Southern Baptist Convention’s preachy sounding version of the 1619 Project.

This Al Mohler Briefing creates a three-way view: the status quo of systemic racism, the Neo-Marxist Cultural Revolution or Al Mohler’s Third Way. The Christian is forced to reject the status quo since it is unjust and the Christian naturally rejects the chaos of revolution. The Third Way is the obvious choice in the way this is structured. However, this is what makes Mohler so dangerous. His Third Way accepts the critiques of America which necessarily shifts the rhetoric to the inevitable requirements for restitution/reparations and the further destruction of America.

No thanks.

There is a better way.

America is the least racist country in the world. Folks have to manufacture fake hate crimes to keep the racist narrative alive—that is something Ben Shapiro likes to point out on his podcast.

Southern Baptist Elites like Al Mohler should stop their Hate America rhetoric that fuels the riots and destruction of Western Civilization. And they must stop it before it is too late.

Also, be sure to watch this excellent video on the Cultural Revolution destroying America right now.
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via Al Mohler claims America is systemically racist throughout its history — Capstone Report

Mark Steyn: Ongoing ‘elite revolt against the masses’ shows ‘we live in an age of stupid elites’ | Fox News

Author and columnist Mark Steyn told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday that the violent mobs targeting statues and monuments for vandalism and destruction in cities across America represent “an actual March of the Morons from coast to coast.”