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Five times America received and reacted to electronic discrimination from the Cyber-Left


In an effort to further snuff out the conservative message on online, Facebook takes action

  1. Facebook announces hate speech advertisement ban

One America News Network reports that Facebook has decided to ban advertisements it deems as hate speech.

Mark_ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg recently announced Facebook will prohibit hate speech from now on. On Friday, the CEO announced the platform will prohibit any advertisements that claim society is threatened by members of a particular race, ethnicity, gender or other protected category.

This came after several major companies threatened to pull Facebook advertisements for the month of July. Zuckerberg specifically noted posts from politicians will be removed if they “incite violence or suppress voting.”

According to the CEO, other posts may be flagged if they do not adhere to the company’s rules.

“We’re going to start labeling content that we find newsworthy that might otherwise violate our policies,” he said. “…If we determine the content may lead to violence or deprive people of their right to vote, we’re going to take that content down, no matter who says it.”

Facebook will also notify users if they try to share a post that has been flagged.

This comes as many social media users on both sides of the aisle have pointed out censorship abuses by big tech.

Attorney General William Barr has addressed how the Department of Justice might handle big tech censorship. In an interview with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Barr claimed the department is investigating several tech companies on the grounds of antitrust laws.

According to reports, he will be announcing specific measures in the next few weeks.

The attorney general is reportedly considering revisions to Section 230, which protects companies from content on their sites and ensures equal speech representation.

“They built up this powerful network, very strong market power, based on the representation that they were sort of open to all as sort of a bulletin board,” explained Barr. “When they got that market power, now they’re censoring views.”

(Read more at One America News Network)

Considering the American government developed the resource they now use to deliver their product, these Internet companies might deliver a balanced product

Considering that the Internet came from ARPANET (a network between universities and the military) and that the overall network within the borders of the U.S. cannot be disputed to as a U.S. asset, the American government might exercise the same rights as it does over the airwaves. That is, just as it requires television stations and radio stations to prove that they are broadcasting in the public interest.

Moreover, considering that all of these social networking companies say that they are platform where ideas are shared freely; however, in practice, they act as publishers (by editing the messages that are allowed out and choosing winners and losers among the field of message bearers). Therefore, if they are going to act like publishers, they should be open to lawsuits like publishers.

Another instance that reminds us that the speech everybody likes does not need protecting

  1. Reddit bans r/The_Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse as part of a major expansion of its rules

As seen on The Verge, Reddit has banned subreddits “The_Donald” and “ChapoTrapHouse” as part of an expansion of its rules.

redditReddit will ban r/The_Donald, r/ChapoTrapHouse, and about 2,000 other communities today after updating its content policy to more explicitly ban hate speech. The policy update comes three weeks after Black Lives Matter protests led several popular Reddit forums to go dark temporarily in protest of what they called the company’s lax policies around hosting and promoting racist content. It marks a major reversal for a company whose commitment to free expression has historically been so strong that it once allowed users to distribute stolen nude photos freely on the site.

“I have to admit that I’ve struggled with balancing my values as an American, and around free speech and free expression, with my values and the company’s values around common human decency,” Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said in a call with reporters.

In a blog post that cites the company’s new rules, Huffman said users of the r/The_Donald subreddit had violated the site’s policies for years. (The site has no official connection to President Donald Trump, although he did do an Ask Me Anything there as a candidate in 2016.) “The community has consistently hosted and upvoted more rule-breaking content than average (Rule 1), antagonized us and other communities (Rules 2 and 8), and its mods have refused to meet our most basic expectations,” Huffman said.

Similarly, r/ChapoTrapHouse had also hosted content that violates the site’s rules, Huffman said. The subreddit is a spinoff of the popular left-wing podcast.

Reddit’s new policy begins with a first rule that requires users to “consider the human.” It reads:

Remember the human. Reddit is a place for creating community and belonging, not for attacking marginalized or vulnerable groups of people. Everyone has a right to use Reddit free of harassment, bullying, and threats of violence. Communities and people that incite violence or that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability will be banned.

That formed the basis of a policy framework that bans hate speech.

“Reddit’s mission is to bring community and belonging to everybody in the world, and there is speech in the world and on Reddit that prevents other people from doing so,” Huffman told reporters. “Harassing speech or hateful speech prevents people from coming to Reddit and feeling safe and sharing their vulnerabilities … So if we have speech on Reddit that’s preventing people from using Reddit the way that we intend it to be used, or that prevents us from achieving our mission, then it’s actually a very easy decision.”

The introduction of the new policies has resulted in the removal of about 2,000 subreddits so far, and the company says “the vast majority” were inactive. Only about 200 of them had more than 10 daily users, the company said. They include:

  • r/DarkHumorAndMemes
  • r/ConsumeProduct
  • r/DarkJokeCentral
  • r/GenderCritical
  • r/Cumtown
  • r/imgoingtohellforthis2
  • r/Wojak
  • r/soyboys

Last year, Reddit “quarantined” r/The_Donald, placing it behind a warning screen after it was found to host content that incited violence. The company had previously prevented posts on the forum from reaching Reddit’s front page. Former users of the forum began moving to a new site off Reddit last year.

While Monday’s removals hit some high-profile political communities, Huffman said the company would continue to support a broad range of political speech.

(Read more at The Verge)

It sounds like these restrictions would have stopped A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

Although I do not support the transfer of nude pictures, this clampdown on the conservative segment of the Reddit audience does not match up to the standards that they claim to hold. As with the previous article, this seems like a case of a company that claims to be an online billboard acting more like an online publisher that edits the works on it.

Censorship of Conservatives by Liberal Twitter creates a response

  1. Parler hits 500K as an alternative to liberal Twitter

One America News Network reported in a 27 June 2020 article that Parler has gained 500K users due (in most part) to the censorship from liberals at Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

ParlerAmid rising censorship of conservative voices on Twitter and other social media platforms, the new app Parler has seen a large influx of users. According to reports, more than 500,000 new people created accounts on the site after Twitter recently banned two conservative accounts.

Parler’s user base skyrocketed by 50% this week alone, bringing the total number of users to 1.5 million.

Conservatives like Rep. Matt Gaetz and Sen. Ted Cruz announced they joined site after experiencing what they called “unfair banning of right-wing accounts.”

“They use that power to silence conservatives and to promote their radical left-wing agenda,” stated Cruz. “Big tech has shown the ability to shadow ban what you say or post without anyone ever knowing about it.”

(Read more at One America News Network)

I have been on Parler as @Mark1one since 4 June 2019

Feel free to follow me at @Mark1one, since I have been there for some time.

Of course, since I am not a heavy hitter (and even if I were), all I can say is: the more the merrier.

Potential Democrat leaders encourage discrimination by the Left on social media

  1. Democrat Congressional candidate urges Twitter followers to ‘report’ Trump supporters

Breitbart shares the rantings of McMurray, the ]Democrat candidate for New York’s 27th Congressional District.

Nate McMurrayNate McMurray, the Democrat candidate for New York’s 27th Congressional District, urged Twitter followers Wednesday to “report” Trump supporters.

“When you see fake videos, when you see racism, when you hear support for Trump, do not roll your eyes, do not play nice, do not worry about hurting someone’s feelings, CALL IT OUT — REPORT IT — FIGHT IT,” he wrote:

Thursday, immigration lawyer Matthew Kolken shared a screenshot of McMurray’s tweet and said, “This is a dangerous chill of 1st Amendment freedoms”:

However, McMurray appeared to have amended the “REPORT IT – FIGHT IT” command with “TALK TO THEM – DO NOT GO WITH THE FLOW” in another tweet on Friday:

(Read more at Breitbart)

This “Fight it” stance seems to go with someone who thinks their supporters have made their mind(s) up and cannot be confused with the facts

Much like the times I have noted the Cancel culture, this “Cancel campaigning” seems to ignore the opposition and encourages the followers of the campaign to do the same. It looks like this guy has thoroughly gotten lost in his own confirmation bias.

Facebook doubles down on eliminating the First Amendment

  1. Facebook blacklists Laura Loomer’s campaign ads

Breitbart reports on what might seem to be violation of Laura Loomer’s First Amendment rights.

Laura LoomerFacebook has reportedly banned all ads on behalf of Laura Loomer, the frontrunner in the GOP primary race for House candidate in Florida’s 21st district.

Loomer’s personal account is banned on Facebook, as well as on Facebook-owned Instagram, and her campaign was prevented from creating a page to reach voters on Facebook last November. Now the campaign is being banned from running ads on the platform as well.

Loomer’s most recent ad can be viewed on YouTube:

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has previously said it’s not right for “private companies to censor politicians.”

“The Laura Loomer for Congress Inc. Campaign represents more than just Laura Loomer, the candidate,” said Karen Giorno, chief strategist for the Loomer campaign and formerly the campaign manager for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign in Florida.

The Loomer campaign, said Giorno,  “embodies a national movement, that radiates from within President Donald J. Trump’s home district, FL-21 and is made up of millions of voices from across the country. Many have become volunteers, donors and have pledged to vote for Laura Loomer in the August 18th primary and again in November to retire the radical, elitist, entrenched Democrat incumbent, Lois Frankel. ”

“This community of citizens that are Republican, Democrat and Independent are choosing to support Laura Loomer for Congress to represent them in Washington, because she embodies their values, their mores, their beliefs and their norms.  By Facebook banning Laura Loomer for Congress Campaign ads from running, they are essentially going against their own policy, and canceling millions of voices as well.”

“This is a perfect example of how Big Tech is committing blatant election interference in the form of illegal in-kind contributions to the Democrat party and their candidates in a race that is taking place in the President’s backyard.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

The Left is out to destroy America. Sadly, Loomer is getting in the way of that.

While Zuckerberg claims he wants free speech, his actions show that he only wants free liberal speech or free Marxist speech. If you step over the boundaries and start to become in the least conservative (as with the first article in this post), he will shut you down.

Putting a little method to the Democrat madness

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Democrat Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo extends “Stay Home, Work Safe” orders until 10 June 2020

As reported by the Houston ABC affiliate KTRK, Democrat Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo issued a ruling by judicial fiat:

idiotinamaskHarris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is expected to sign an order that will extend the county’s ‘Stay Home, Work Safe’ order until June 10.

Her office said the order will align with Gov. Greg Abbott’s current order. On Monday, Abbott announced additional reopenings that included bars and professional sports.

The decision has sparked an online debate, with some saying Hidalgo is trying to keep people safe, while others say the time has come to get on with our lives.

Earlier this month, Hidalgo issued a stay-at-home order just two days after the statewide stay-at-home order expired Thursday April 30. That has since expired on Wednesday.

In a tweet posted by Hidalgo, she wrote, “This is no time to tempt fate. As folks settle into a new normal please remember we don’t have a cure, and people are still getting sick. Keep yourself and your family safe by social distancing as best as you can and avoiding unnecessary contacts.”

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(Read more at the left-leaning KTRK)

This probably has more to do with convincing the population to vote by mail

When we consider the ways Democrat forces have worked to raise fear of  COVID-19, we could count:

From this pattern of trying to scare the American people and provide no hope, what will Democrats do?

We can see an overall pattern of trying to scare the population. But to what end? One possible end would be to push the use of mail-in ballots.

That’s right. Democrats think that you can stand in line at the grocery store and stand in line at the post office, but you cannot stand in line to vote.

Mail-in ballots have at least these shortcomings:

Additionally, Harris County Democrats have made certain that the fox is guarding the hen house

As reported in the Houston Chronicle explains that the bumbling Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman got Christopher Hollins (vice chairman for the Texas Democrat party) appointed as the interim Harris County Clerk.

A Houston lawyer and Texas Democratic Party official will serve as interim Harris County Clerk, taking the reins two months before voters cast ballots in primary runoffs in July.

Christopher Hollins
Christopher Hollins

Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted 3-2 along party lines to appoint Christopher Hollins, vice chairman for the state Democratic party. He will serve until a new clerk can be elected in November.

Incumbent Diane Trautman, who was elected in 2018, announced May 9 she would step down because of health issues. Trautman’s last day is May 31; Hollins will start the following day.

County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Precinct 1 Commissioner Rodney Ellis said Hollins’ pledge to serve only on an interim basis factored in their decision.

“I’m committing to him with the understanding that he will bring his skill set to running the best election we can, for the sake of our county and democratic rights of all the residents, and not focusing on advancing personal political ambitions,” Hidalgo said.

Hollins, 33, was selected after 10 p.m., more than 12 hours after Commissioners Court convened, and did not address the body. He said in a statement Wednesday morning he was grateful for the opportunity.

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

Let’s see how appointing the chairman of the committee to defeat Lt. Governor Dan Patrick as election clerk over Dan Patrick’s district goes

Considering that Christopher Hollins most recently lead the committee to defeat Republican Dan Patrick and, now, he oversees the election in that politician’s district — it seems like there is a possibility for dirty tricks.

If you were wondering how one Mosque deals with the coronavirus pandemic


Syracuse mosque limits groups to 10 and follows other precautions

However, unlike Christian churches that followed precautions, the mosque gets no harassment from local government

With a hat tip to the Nwo Report, the Syracuse Post-Standard (aka Syracuse.com) reports that a local mosque conducts services by social distancing. However, the pictures taken tell a different story.

Irfan Elahi is an asbestos abatement expert who worships at the Mosque of Jesus, Son of Mary on the North Side.

He used his skills to create a prayer room covered in plastic with special ventilation that allows daily prayers to continue in the 116-year-old former church, as the holy month of Ramadan nears.

The room is lined with plastic, and two machines siphon air out of the room to create negative pressure. Air in the room is recycled every four minutes . Elahi used the materials and expertise from his day job to create what he called a “clean room.”

About 10 worshippers in masks are allowed in at a time, though rarely do that many show up. They stand far apart from each other as they follow a prayer leader standing on a plastic covered prayer rug.

(Read more at Syracuse Post-Standard)

The problem with all of these claims of social distancing come through the photos

NotSocialDistancing1First, there is the photo of one Muslim man helping another with his mask. No matter the mask and gloves, that is not social distancing.

NotSocialDistancing2Next, they show the men kneeling on the floor for prayer. Unless each of these men is well over 7 feet tall and they have proportional bodies, then these men are not 6 feet apart.

NotSocialDistancing3Finally, in another image, the photographer captured a man adjusting his mask while another man walked by. Unless the focal length on this shot was extremely long and the man in the foreground is extremely short while the man in the back is extremely tall, then these men are not socially distancing.

 

 

 

However, who am I kidding? With Christian churches, it has been about persecution, not coronavirus.

When a Mississippi church had a drive-in church service in their parking lot where church members never got out of their vehicles, they were ticketed (but obviously not for violating social distancing).

When California disallowed singing during online services, that had nothing to do with social distancing.

When U.S. District Court of Kansas Judge John Broomes issued 24 protocols for two churches to follow in order to have in-person meetings of 10 or less, it is hard to say exactly what was on the judge’s mind. However, I can tell you one thing that never occurred to the judge: how the church members could follow the first tenet of Christianity — the Great Commission. You see, the judge disallowed any visitor from attending either church.

For those wondering what the Great Commission is, it follows:

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
(Matthew 28:19‭-‬20 NASB)

Not to be boorish, but I think this statement bears repeating

When the State tells you it’s safe to go to Home Depot to buy a sponge, but dangerous to go and buy a flower — it’s not about your health.

When the State shuts down millions of private businesses, but doesn’t lay off a single government employee — it’s not about your health.

When the State bans dentists because it’s unsafe, but deems abortion visits to be safe — it’s not about your health.

When the State prevents you from buying cucumber seeds because it’s dangerous, but allows in-person lottery ticket sales — it’s not about your health.

When the State tells you it’s dangerous to go golf alone, fish alone, or be in a motor boat alone, but the Governor can get his stage make up done and hair done for 5 TV appearances a week — it’s not about your health.

When the state puts you IN a jail cell for walking in a park with your child because it’s too dangerous, but lets criminals OUT of jail cells for their health — it’s not about YOUR health!

When the state tells you it’s too dangerous to get treated by a doctor of chiropractic or physical therapy treatments, yet deems a liquor store essential — it’s not about your health!

When the State lets you go to the grocery store or hardware store, but is demanding mail-in voting — ITS NOT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.

WAKE UP PEOPLE — If you think this is all about your health you’re mistaken! Please open your eyes! Stop being lead like blind sheep.

Speak to the Texas Republican Party


The Texas Republican Propositions, my suggestions, and a Biblical reasoning

The propositions put forward by Texas Republicans seek to get the pulse of the grass roots.

Therefore, I encourage you to inform yourself and vote on these propositions.

The following table includes the text of the proposition items, my suggestion for a vote, a reason for my suggestion, and a Bible verse backing that suggestion.

Prop Text: Yes / No ? Why: Verse & Explaination
Prop 1:
Texas should not restrict or prohibit prayer in public schools. Yes. It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after he had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.” (Luke 11:1 NASB)

The best way to teach about prayer will be to teach it at home. However, to allow the use of prayer in school can only benefit.

Prop 2:
Texas should reject restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. Yes. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them out of the hand of the wicked. (Psalm 82:4 NASB)

We must have the opportunity to protect ourselves and others.

Prop 3:
Texas should ban the practice of taxpayer-funded lobbying, which allows your tax dollars to be spent on lobbyists who work against the taxpayer. Yes. Do not rob the poor because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate; (Proverbs 22:2 NASB)

This prevents the powerful state from using the money of the people against the people.

Prop 4:
Texas should support the construction of a physical barrier and use existing defense-grade surveillance equipment along the entire southern border of Texas. Yes. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. The people whom He has choses for His own inheritance. (Psalm 33:12 NASB)

Because God recognizes the separations of nations and honors the nations that honor Him, people need to be able to defend their own borders.

Prop 5:
Texas parents or legal guardians of public school children under the age of 18 should be the sole decision makers for all their children’s healthcare decisions including, but not limited to, psychological assessment and treatment, contraception, and sex education. Yes. But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (1 Timothy 5:8 NASB)

It is up to the parents (especially the father) to protect the children.

Prop 6:
Texas should ban chemical castration, puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and genital mutilation surgery on all minor children for transition purposes, given that Texas children as young as three (3) are being transitioned from their biological sex to the opposite sex. No. For each will bear his own load. (Galatians 6:5 NASB)

This proposition contradicts (in essence) the previous. It removes a “no” that the parent must voice and introduces the possibility that the state will make other decisions for the child without consulting the parents.

Prop 7:
Texans should protect and preserve all historical monuments, artifacts, and buildings, such as the Alamo Cenotaph and our beloved Alamo, and should oppose any reimagining of the Alamo site. Yes. So these stones shall become a memorial to the sons of Israel forever. (Joshua 4:7b NASB)

The importance of having a physical reminder of the past comes through here.

Prop 8:
Texas election officials should heed the directives of the Office of the Governor to purge illegal voters from the voter rolls and verify that each new registered voter is a U.S. Citizen. Yes. Stand firm, therefore, having girded your loins with truth. (Ephesians 6:14a NASB)

We must encourage truth among those who we entrust with governmental power.

Prop 9:
Bail in Texas should be based only on a person’s danger to society and risk of flight, not that person’s ability to pay. Yes. When the righteous increase, the people rejoice. But when a wicked man rules, people groan. (Proverbs 29:2 NASB)

The release of murderers by social justice judges has resulted in the murder of innocents.

Prop 10:
Texas should limit our state legislators’ terms to 12 years. Yes. for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23 NASB)

Because we are imperfect people, limiting the amount of power any one person has over us only makes sense.

Two articles and a petition on Trump wins


Trump protects prayer

Lifezette reports in a 16 January 2020 article on President Trump’s protections for prayer in public schools.

TrumpPrayerPresident Trump announced today that his administration is taking new steps to reinforce the right to pray in public school.

Surrounded by people of various faiths, including Christians, Muslims, and Jews, Trump affirmed an aggressive renewal of guidance given to public schools that is meant to loosen the tight grip around the right to pray for students and school staff.

“This afternoon we are proudly announcing historic steps to protect the First Amendment right to pray in public schools.”

Since the campaign trail, Trump has maintained a large and intimately engaged circle of spiritual advisors who pray with him, inform him of anti-religious influences in America, and have been tasked with creating policy ensuring that the free exercise of religion is not compromised.

“We will not allow faithful Americans to be bullied by the hard Left,” Trump said.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos published the new guidance on the DOE website. The formal guidance is to be disseminated to all public school executives.

(Read more at Lifezette)

Since the letter from President Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association assured them government would not encroach on religious rights, this only takes back territory

That famous letter that atheists like to mischaracterize as an excuse for excluding anyone with religious convictions from the public debate initially came into being as a means of assuring the Danbury Baptist Association of the limits of government. Therefore, this executive order (at least to me) seems to bring the government back into line.

Thank you, Mr. President.

Sign the Petition to Thank the President

In response to the many pro-conservative actions by the President, the American Family Association has created a petition thanking the President. I encourage all to sign it.

If you go to the petition, you will see the following introduction:

With the constant bashing of President Trump by the left-wing media and liberal politicians, it is good to be reminded of the accomplishments his administration has made to advance conservative principles.

I was asked if I wanted to sign a letter thanking the president for his hard work on behalf of the American people and for keeping his promises on so many issues. I said YES!

As president of AFA, I am particularly thankful for what the president has done on issues such as the pro-life cause, appointing good judges, and standing for religious freedom. So, I gladly signed the letter. You can read it here.

Sign our petition to join America’s conservative leaders in thanking President Trump and his administration for their tremendous achievements during his first three years as president.

I also encourage you to pray for President Trump every day. I’ve never seen such hatred for a president like the kind the media and “progressive” elites have for President Trump. It’s otherworldly, really. If I can use a biblical term, it’s spiritual warfare. While he has his flaws (as we all do), I know he loves our country and has surrounded himself with many fine patriotic Christians who only want to advance freedom and honor God with their actions and decisions.

If you read to the end of the letter, you will see a number of signatories

These people are also worthy of your support.

Trump major win, the USMCA

As pointed out through a 10 December 2019 Breitbart article, passing of the USMCA was a major win for the Trump administration and the United States.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced that Democrats had struck a deal on the new U.S. trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

Pelosi is a longtime free-trader and supported the original North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, breaking with many Democratic labor supporters who opposed the deal. That 1994 trade pact deeply divided Democrats and was opposed by conservative Republicans such as Patrick J. Buchanan.

Trump had accused Pelosi of being incapable of passing the agreement because she is too wrapped up in impeachment. On Monday, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Siriux XM’s Breitbart News Daily that Pelosi was the sole individual standing in the way of getting the deal signed.

Pelosi on Tuesday said the new deal was a “victory for America’s workers.”

Pelosi’s announcement came less than one hour after Democrats announced their impeachment charged against President Donald Trump, creating the odd juxtaposition of Democrats handing the president a major legislative victory while furthering their attempts to remove him from office.

President Trump celebrated the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, in pair of tweet Tuesday morning.

“It will be the best and most important trade deal ever made by the USA. Good for everybody – Farmers, Manufacturers, Energy, Unions – tremendous support. Importantly, we will finally end our Country’s worst Trade Deal, NAFTA!” the president said.


(Read more at Breitbart)

I would give the victory in this treaty to God first and then President Trump

Although the first five paragraphs of this article focus on Nancy Pelosi and the way she stood as a barrier to getting this measure passed, I would rather focus on the good this improved trade treaty will facilitate. Therefore, I will credit God and then President Trump.

Issues for Christians


Christians hunted, marked for death, meet secretly

OneNewsNow reports in a 6 December 2019 article how Christians suffer in Muslim-dominated lands.

syriachild.jpgFor those living in a Muslim island nation and various parts of West Africa, being a Christian means one is marked for death – and those who translate the Bible will likely never return to their homes again … alive.

Wycliffe Associates, one of the world’s leading Bible translation organizations, says workshops and strategies for Bible translation often spring forth from clandestine meetings between its team members and mother-tongue Bible translators.

Undercover Christians

Such workshops, reports Wycliffe Associates, “are springing out of the seeds sown in these secret meetings” – meetings that may take place on an isolated mountain top, or among church leaders disguised as tourists, or during a walk through a crowded market where translators’ prayers and conversations are drowned out by the noise and bartering.

Persecution for following Christ and translating Scripture into native languages in these volatile regions include being hunted, receiving death threats and working in secret to avoid imminent death.

Wycliffe Associates president and CEO Bruce Smith commends native Bible translators for secretly meeting with his ministry team, as the risk of being caught with foreigners could mean death.

“Despite the persecution and risks they face, Christians are reaching out to us, asking for the tools, technology, and training they need to launch Bible translation projects,” Smith states. “I am humbled and overwhelmed to see the tenacity of Christians in the most extreme anti-Christian environments on earth.

“In spite of the hostility of religious and governmental authorities, in spite of the risk of violence, of arrest, of torture, even death, Christians ardently press on,” he adds.

MAST (Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation) – a collaborative translation method employed by the international nonprofit organization – equips native Christians to share the written Word where it is strictly forbidden. MAST projects currently under way across the globe number more than 1,200. The ministry also equips mother-tongue translators with technology that complements MAST, including computer tablets, Print-On-Demand equipment, and Bible translation recording kits.

In fact, in a number of areas that crack down on Christianity, believers must abandon their home country if they want to translate the Bible and stay alive.

“In some countries, we’ve helped move national Bible translators out of their own countries because their lives are literally at risk if they attempt to translate the Scriptures in their homeland,” Smith shares. “Some translators are at such risk that they will never be able to go home again. The translated Scriptures will have to be smuggled back across the border.”

Tragic stories of Christians giving up their lives and safety are not uncommon in this part of the world.

According to Wycliffe Associates, a translator in West Africa recently was murdered and his wife was mutilated; and one pastor – a hunted man – was forced to flee his country and now lives under a “virtual death sentence.” Regardless, says the ministry, that pastor remains firmly committed to the work of Bible translation for his language group.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

Pray for an Islamic reformation where it moves from a cult of death

Pray for a change in the heart of Islam so that the focus moves from killing the enemies of Islam, from killing those who leave Islam, from visiting some form of “revenge” on those who have been deemed to insult Islam, from executing the deviants within the community, from falling on members of certain other named religious communities, and from otherwise focusing on death.

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. (Matthew 5:44‭-‬45 NASB)

Speaking Truth not Tolerated at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

It seems that a pro-LGBTQ agenda has crept into the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as reported by the American Family Association.

SWBTS_Lopez.pngRobert Oscar Lopez is an outspoken witness to the power of God to transform a life.  He was raised by “two moms” and identified as bisexual for years before surrendering his life to Christ.

He has spent his life fighting. First, it was for his own life – for freedom from the clutches of homosexuality. Then it was (and is) against the attacks from the homosexual activist community. Read AFA Journal story “Breaking Free from a Culture of Shame” here.

This man’s resiliency is astounding.

And now he’s fighting one of the most powerful religious organizations in existence – the Southern Baptist Convention.

Prior to being hired in 2016 by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), Lopez was a tenured professor at California State University. In today’s culture, it is no surprise that a former homosexual now speaking from a biblical perspective would be persecuted.

After repeated subjection to senselessly demeaning investigations at the public university, the sense of relief Lopez experienced when “rescued” into a Christian seminary must have been palpable. The pressure to shut up about his testimony and matters of biblical sexual morality was a thing of the past. Or so he thought.

Last week, the morning after Thanksgiving Day, Lopez received an email notifying him that his position at SWBTS had been eliminated. He told AFA this wasn’t really a surprise to him. He had been asked to resign two months earlier by the provost, Randy Stinson.

“I was called into seven secret meetings,” he explained. “They would never put anything in writing. I was called in alone all the time. I didn’t know who was going to be in the meetings. And I had no forewarning about what was going to be brought up. It was very much like mental intimidation. … They told me people were watching me.”

As part of the series of meetings, Lopez was told he was held in low esteem by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Initially, he was subjected to an onerous process, requiring him to submit requests before writing or speaking on sexual matters. But eventually, Dean Michael Wilkinson made clear that Lopez was to stop talking about all matters of sexuality, including his testimony, homosexuality, and sex abuse.

Lopez had been active in writing and speaking about the dangers of the Equality Act and abuse in the gay community. And he had drafted and submitted a resolution to the SBC supporting counseling to help lead people out of homosexuality.  These were all apparently giant no-nos for the SBC, which according to Lopez has embraced the “Revoice” ideology.  Revoice is a radical movement to promote normalization and acceptance of LGBTQ terms within the church – creating a slippery slope which many believe will lead to full-blown acceptance of homosexuality.

(Read more at the American Family Association)

Nothing good comes from capitulation

As we know by the capitulation of Chick-Fil-A to the LGBTQ crowd or by any of any number of reports by Janet Mefferd on “Revoice,” giving in to the demands of the the LGBTQ crowd will only result in a new set of demands to be met. Therefore, the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary must not bend as it seems to be doing.

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, (1 Corinthians 6:9 NASB)

Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth , and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, (Ephesians 6:14 NASB)

Hundreds of Pakistani Christians Sold as Brides to China

Breitbart reports in a 7 December 2019 article on the selling of

pakistan-christiansPage after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks exploiting the country´s poor and vulnerable.

The list gives the most concrete figure yet for the number of women caught up in the trafficking schemes since 2018.

But since the time it was put together in June, investigators´ aggressive drive against the networks has largely ground to a halt. Officials with knowledge of the investigations say that is because of pressure from government officials fearful of hurting Pakistan´s lucrative ties to Beijing.

The biggest case against traffickers has fallen apart. In October, a court in Faisalabad acquitted 31 Chinese nationals charged in connection with trafficking. Several of the women who had initially been interviewed by police refused to testify because they were either threatened or bribed into silence, according to a court official and a police investigator familiar with the case. The two spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared retribution for speaking out.

At the same time, the government has sought to curtail investigations, putting “immense pressure” on officials from the Federal Investigation Agency pursuing trafficking networks, said Saleem Iqbal, a Christian activist who has helped parents rescue several young girls from China and prevented others from being sent there.

“Some (FIA officials) were even transferred,” Iqbal said in an interview. “When we talk to Pakistani rulers, they don´t pay any attention. ”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Why does this happen?

It happens because the Christian community of Pakistan has been isolated economically. It happens because China has limited its families to having one child per family. It happens because, with a preference for boys in Eastern cultures, generations of female babies have been aborted due to the one-child mandate.

It happens when a cowardly political class cannot find itself within its black heart to do the right thing. It also happens when a complacent media will not speak up for the underdog (especially when that media stands arrayed against a group like Christians).

Finally, it happens for reasons, both holy and evil, that fly out of our control. Nonetheless, we must prefer our brothers and sisters in Christ when moved by the Spirit.

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; (Romans 12:10 NASB)

Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. (Isaiah 55:6 NASB)

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7 NASB)

Stories that should encourage Christians


Texas Boy Whose Mother Wanted to Transition Him into a Girl, Now Attending School as a Boy

The Christian Broadcasting Network reported in a 7 November 2019 article that James has started attending school as a boy and no longer wants to be referred to as “Luna.”

savejamesfbimageThe Texas boy caught in the middle of a bitter custody battle that made national headlines when it was revealed his mother wanted to transition him into a girl, is now attending school as a boy.

The “Save James” Facebook page posted photos of seven-year-old James Younger and his brother Jude before they headed off for school. The page also posted a photo of Jeff Younger standing with his two sons.

“Jeff emailed the principal today and James and Jude’s teachers had reported that there was zero stress or disruptions in the classroom today. Just another day in school Prayers answered,” friends of the Younger family wrote on the page.

Earlier, they had written, “Going to school. This is what it looks like when JAMES gets to choose! * Affirm this! * Also, a photo taken yesterday, just before church. James and Jude proud to be men! Save James, save thousands of children!”


As CBN News reported in October, Jeff Younger went to court to stop his ex-wife Dr. Anne Georgulas from transitioning their son James into a girl named “Luna.” Court documents revealed the boy even dressed as a girl and answered to that name when he was with his mother.

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

When I first heard of this on American Family Radio, all I could do is pray

When I first heard of the case of James Younger, a jury had ruled against his father in his attempt to stop the chemical castration of this 7-year-old boy. So, after praying for the protection of this child, it occurred to me that — as a citizen of a democratic republic — I have a voice in my government through my representatives. Therefore, I got on Facebook and Twitter and contacted my senators and my governor.

Soon thereafter, Governor Abbott ordered an investigation of the James Younger custody case in Dallas. With the state’s eyes on her, Judge Kim Cooks ruled that the parents would share joint conservatorship of the child. So, with the tide turning against the pediatrician “mother” (who did not donate the eggs toward the twin boys) has petitioned for the judge to recuse herself from the case.

So, we need to continue our prayers.

“Thank God” is one of many reactions to the apparent conversion of Kanye West

Kanye West Gospel Album Inspires Group to Give Away 1,000 Bibles to His Fans

A 2 November 2019 Breitbart article details how the American Bible Society came to donate 1,000 Bibles to Kayne West fans.

kanyeserviceSome fans of rap megastar Kanye West are showing an increased interest in the Holy Bible following his conversion to Christianity and his hit gospel-rap album Jesus is King. And now one organization is handing out hundreds free Bibles to those who wish to learn more.

Google searches for “Jesus” and the query, “What do Christians believe?” spiked significantly following the release of West’s album last week, which includes a plethora of biblical references.

Amid renewed interest, the American Bible Society (ABS) plans to use the opportunity to hand out free Bibles to those interested in Christianity. The organization has launched an initiative called “Bibles for Kanye Fans,” which will see them hand out up to 1,000 copies of the Good News Translation for free.

“When we saw an influential cultural figure like Kanye inspiring young people to curiously seek out answers to their faith questions, we saw that as an opportunity to do what we do best as an organization: to provide God’s word and point people to it as a source to their questions about faith,” Dr. John Farquhar Plake, the organizations’s director of ministry intelligence, told Fox News.

“Kanye’s album just points to this cultural curiosity and we’re happy to stand in the gap and say if you’re curious about the Bible, we want to provide one to you,” he continued.

The Grammy-winning rapper recently opened up about a Born Again Christian, defending religious conservative values while critiquing those pushing political correctness and “cancel culture” as the same people who wish to destroy Christianity altogether.

“I’ve been canceled before. That was canceled culture. Who told you that my career would be over? The same people that are telling you that you can’t have a right to say who you will vote for,” Kanye West said. “Those people will be soon to take Jesus out of school. Those people will be soon to remove Jesus, period, from America, which is the Bible Belt. Those people will be so mad. Come on man.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

From what I have heard of Kanye West’s church meetings, they seem to be nothing but uplifting to God

The reports that I have seen, including several YouTube videos, seem to indicate a true conversion by Mr. West.

However, if you are a Christian, I would challenge you to not follow in the steps of Peter in asking about the situation of another believer (John 21:21). Rather, we should follow Christ’s suggestion by looking to our own spiritual condition (John 21:22).

That is, so what if Kanye West formerly had issues? He has reformed his ways. So what if he has a new way of delivering the good news? Every generation has changed that delivery and — as shown by the spike in searches on “What do Christians believe?” — we can thank God for that.

FAITH-FILLED WEEKEND: That Time Tebow’s John 3:16 Verse Went Viral, Then God Did Something Even Wilder

An 8 November 2019 Christian Broadcasting Network commentary on the effects of an action taken on 8 January 2009 by football player Tim Tebow.

timtebowjohn316It may not be news at this point, but if you haven’t heard this story yet, be prepared to be blown away. More than nine million people have now seen a viral video of Tim Tebow recalling a powerful story from his football days that can’t be explained by human understanding.

It goes like this.

Tebow was a HUGE success in his college football years. The year was 2009 and he was weeks away from competing in the highly televised national championship football game.

Tebow said God led him at that point to change his regular Bible verse – the one he painted under his eyes – from Philippians 4:13 to John 3:16 for all the world to see while he played.

He points out John 3:16 contains the essence of the Bible’s salvation message, so he felt God was calling him to share it on this big platform he was being given.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

After the game, Tebow found out his new message had a huge impact. “During that game 94 million people Googled John 3:16,” he recalls learning.

He says it taught him a lesson about how big God really is, and that God really wants to do big things through us because He can use one act of obedience in one moment in time to reach 94 million people with the gospel.

Fast-forward three years – exactly three years in fact – from January 8, 2009, when Tebow first wore John 3:16 – to January 8, 2012. Tebow was now playing for the Denver Broncos in the NFL.

Tebow recalls, “We just happened to be playing the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the playoffs… I didn’t think of John 3:16 one time, so I can’t take credit, I had nothing to do with it.”

Then something truly wild happened. You might even call it supernatural.

After Tebow led the Broncos to beat the Steelers in that game, his PR guy came up to him and said, “Timmy did you realize what happened? This is exactly 3 years from the time you put John 3:16 under your eyes… you don’t realize, during the game you threw for 316 yards. Your yards per rush were 3.16. Your yards per completion were 31.6. The time of possession was 31.06. And the ratings for the night were 31.6. And during the game, 90 million people Googled John 3:16, and it’s the number one thing on all social media right now.”

“And I was just standing in the hallway thinking, ‘God I didn’t know that you were doing anything. I thought that was like three years ago. But it’s amazing how big the God is that we serve,” he says.

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

This is a good example of a servant who was faithful in small things and, thereby, was given authority over great things

In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus relates a story of servants who were entrusted with various sums of money. One was given much and used it to bring great benefit to his master. One was given little and still used it to benefit his master. However, a third, knowing that this master was known for reaping gains where he had not sowed, went and hid the money do that he would not experience loss. Because he did not at least put the asserts in the bank where they could gather some interest, this servant was punished.

Usually, when preachers and Sunday School teachers focus on this parable, they center their message on the third, lazy servant.

However, in the case of Tim Tebow, I think it does us well to focus on the second servant. Like Tebow, the second servant took small resources and turned them into a great return.

Therefore, the next time a little task for God comes to you, consider the great returns that might result.

‘This Is What We Pray For’: Christian Influencers Rejoice Over Kanye’s Radical Transformation

Another Christian Broadcasting Network article provides commentary on the apparent conversion of Kayne West.

Kanye West’s gospel album “Jesus is King” is hitting number one across the major music genres, with each song landing in Billboard’s Hot 100.  Kanye has rocked the entertainment world by openly sharing his radical faith transformation and helping to lead thousands to Christ in the process.

“Kanye West works for God,” the superstar recently told CBS’ Late Late Show host James Corden.

The star rapper says it was Christians in his life who never stopped praying that made all the difference.

“There’s a lot of people that were praying for me,” says Kanye. “When I was all the way gone, when I was at the awards show with a Hennessey bottle running on stage, when I was doing creative direction for certain awards shows, it was people in my family that were praying for me.”

Kanye admits to dealing with addictions like sex and pornography and believes sharing these life struggles makes him more relatable to non-believers exploring faith.

“God always had a plan for me and he always wanted to use me but I think he wanted me to suffer more and wanted people to see my suffering and my pain and put stigmas on me and have me go through all the experiences, human experiences, so now when I talk about how Jesus saved me, more people can relate to that experience,” Kanye continued.

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

Again, I would point toward the working of God within a common man

While this common man may be an uncommonly talented rapper, still he recognizes his subservience to Christ.

A heart check


A heart check

Have you taken a heart check lately? I’m not talking about the kind that puts you on a treadmill or puts a blood pressure cuff on your arm. Instead of the heart that drives your body, I’m talking about the health of the heart that gives your life meaning.

I’m talking about the motivation for your actions, the feelings that move them, and the character that supports that.

Heart CheckYou know what, no matter how good I feel about myself, I can always remember some slip up — some time I showed hate, didn’t love God, or just missed the mark. And it seems that this tendency is common as far back as Jeremiah. For in his writings, we find:

“The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9 NASB)

Still, think about it. Did you have to teach your kids to lie? Did you have to teach them to talk back to you or your spouse?

Not just that one verse points to the condition of our hearts

The condition of our hearts seems pretty bad. Nobody had to teach us to grab the first cookie, to lie, or to be disrespectful. While I could quote a whole list of verses that would remind us of the evilness of our hearts, let me limit it to one verse from Romans:

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23 NASB)

On the other hand, we did have to learn respect, love, and truth. Holding the guiding hands of our parents, we learned to listen. We learned of discipline. With normal parents, we learned the value of rest.

Some of us with Christian parents were led to the feet of God. Others of us found our way to God by the other forms of delivery of the gospel.

The good news — also known as the “gospel” — available to all

For any who have attended a sports event, you have likely seen some version of the central message of Christianity:

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16 NASB)

hearts-over-a-large-heartSo everybody has the chance to gain a new life. Everyone who believes and this is not from an ungracious God. This is from a God who knows our heart; therefore, He gives a new heart:

A new heart

Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36:26 NASB)

If you would like a new heart, just ask him.

Ask him, in prayer, “Father, I accept the forgiveness offered by Christ’s taking my place on the cross. I surrender my life to you.

Thank you for promising to take my disobedient, sick heart and give me your pure and loving heart.

Wash me daily in the reading and sometimes in the hearing of your Bible. Make me more like your Son.”

Attacks against Christians and the traditional family that went unreported in the main stream media


Will NY strap a political muzzle on churches?

OneNewsNow reported in a 31 October 2019 article that New York has taken steps to silence pastors on “political” topics.

Intersection_Church_StateThe governor of New York has signed into state law the federal statue known as the Johnson Amendment – and religious freedom advocates are worried it could be used to silence pastors.

The Johnson Amendment has been on the federal books since 1954 when then Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson (D-Texas) sponsored it. It says that non-profits – including churches – cannot endorse political candidates. Critics say it is too vague but it’s has never been enforced at the federal level or challenged in courts.

American Family Association of New York director Frank Russo says while the New York state legal system is far more liberal – and activist – he remains hopeful legal challenges could negate the efforts of his state’s legislators to push this through.

“Right now, New York is headed by a very liberal governor and very liberal state senate and state assembly, so I don’t know what’s going to happen,” he admits. “But if they try to prevent freedom of speech, to prevent people who are religious leaders or leaders of religious organizations from addressing key moral issues, then they’re going to lose when that gets appealed to the federal courts.”

When he signed the legislation (S.4347/A.623) last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo laid the blame at the feet of the current administration in Washington, DC.

“For too long we have listened to the Trump administration threaten to remove common sense protections prohibiting tax-exempt organizations from engaging in inappropriate political activities,” Cuomo stated. “New Yorkers have a right to free and fair elections, and this law will further protect our democracy from unjustified interferences once and for all.”

But Russo argues that churches in the Empire State must be allowed to speak out on moral issues of the day – and specifically to call out politicians who flout biblical principles.

(Read more at OneNewsNow)

With all due deference to the Lyndon B. Johnson, a government that controls what any part of us say restricts us all

While President Johnson’s build up in Viet Nam may have slowed the advance of communism so that it didn’t advance beyond Cambodia, he did not help democracy in America when he created the so-called “Johnson Amendment.” (Of course, this “Johnson Amendment” was not an Amendment to the Constitution, but an amendment to a bill.) Nonetheless, he thereby created a whip to beat selected churches due to their support of certain non-Democrats.

HillaryPreachesOddly, this provision has never been used against Democrats (both notorious and small-time operators) as they ply the pews of the faithful. I have never heard of a church having its tax-exempt status threatened due to having endorsed a Democrat or having supported a Democrat topic (like abortion, universal healthcare, or any similar topic).

War against the Faithful: Chinese government tears down a church building as Christians worship

The Christian Broadcasting Network reports in a 21 October 2019 article how the Chinese government tore down a church with worshipers inside.

China-Flag-4In the latest blatant attack against the church-at-large in communist China, Chinese government authorities tore down a megachurch’s building in the Funan, Anhui region, starting the demolition while the congregation was worshipping. The church’s pastors were also arrested and detained.

The incident happened over the weekend, according to the international non-profit Christian human rights organization China Aid.

Government officials did not provide any documents ordering the 3,000-seat church building’s demolition. But they did produce arrest warrants for leaders Geng Yimin and Sun Yongyao. Both pastors were detained on the charge of suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disturb social order.”

What’s even more frightening to members of the congregation is that the church is a part of the communist country’s officially recognized church network.

ChurchDemolished“This is yet another clear example showing the escalation of religious persecution today by the Chinese Communist regime,” said ChinaAid President Bob Fu. “The total disregard of religious freedom’s protection as enshrined in the Communist Party’s own Constitution tells the whole world President Xi is determined to continue his war against the peaceful Christian faithful. This campaign will surely fail in the end.”

Reports about attacks against Christians and other religious groups have been escalating out of China in recent years, including bulldozing churches and mosques, barring Tibetan children from Buddhist religious studies and incarcerating more than a million members of Islamic ethnic minorities in what are termed “re-education centers.”

President and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has ordered that all religions must “Sinicize” to ensure they are loyal to the officially atheistic party.

China’s government requires that Protestants worship only in churches recognized and regulated by the officially sanctioned Three-Self Patriotic Movement, although many more are part of independent congregations.

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

While I do not wish this horror on any believer, let’s remember what Christ said

In John 15, we find Christ telling us what sort of treatment to expect from the world:

If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. “If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

“But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me. “If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. “He who hates Me hates My Father also. “If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. “But they have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, ‘THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.’ (John 15:18-25 NASB)

That is, Christ told us to expect resistance from the world because the world resisted him.

Bomb threat called in to Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church

Fox 26 News reports in a 27 October 2019 article how a bomb threat was called in against a Houston-area name-it-and-claim-it church.

Lakewood-Church-HoustonPolice say all is clear after a caller made a bomb threat to Lakewood Church on Sunday.

Police say around 12 p.m., the caller made the threat in an unknown location.

According to HPD, there is a possibility the suspect was sitting in an unknown vehicle and could have had assault rifles.

Police conducted a thorough investigation and found nothing.

Officers say the scene is clear.

(Read the original at Fox 26 News)

While this may be resistance from a disgruntled church member, it may also be resistance from the world

As noted below the article on persecution of the Christian church in China, Christ told us to expect resistance from the world (if we remain faithful to Christ).

However, if this resistance comes from the fact that this branch of the church teaches heretical doctrine (like the “name-it-and-claim-it” message), this  might be less a matter of persecution.

As we are taught in 1 Peter, God expects us to provide a witness to the unbelieving world and that witness will produce some persecution of us Christians. When Christians bear up well under undeserved suffering, this produces a good witness. However, when we are punished for doing evil (as could be the case with Lakewood), this does not work in our favor.

Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable. For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a person bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly. For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God. (1 Peter 2:18-20 NASB)

Christian Trump advisers to Democrats: ‘You’re actually impeaching us’

As put forth by the Christian Broadcasting Network, Christian leaders who have advised Trump had a message for Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff: “You’re actually impeaching us.”

Two Democrats joined every Republican in the US House of Representatives to vote against launching official public impeachment hearings against President Trump on Thursday. But most House Democrats supported the resolution, formalizing the impeachment process as both sides dig in for a brawl.

Appearing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) argues she’s working to defend democracy.

nancy-pelosi-witch1“The most important thing for the American people to realize and understand is no one is above the law,” Pelosi said to thunderous applause from the audience.

Under the rules approved by Democrats for public impeachment hearings, the intelligence committee will release transcripts of those interviews it’s been conducting behind closed doors. Republicans can issue subpoenas but only if Democrats on the hearing panel approve them.

Republicans are crying foul.

The president tweeted: “Read the transcript” and “The greatest witch hunt in American history.”

JimJordan“I was in an impeachment deposition but then had to leave that to come to the floor for a vote on the rules for impeachment,” said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) pointing out the way he and other Republicans feel the process has been mismanaged.

The House vote comes days after the president met with a group of evangelical Christian leaders at the White House.

“We basically told him, Mister President, you fight well alone, but you’re not gonna have to fight well alone because we’re going to be standing right there with you every step of the way because we don’t actually believe this is about President Trump at all. This is about his agenda.  And so I remember several of the leaders in the room distinctly saying, ‘You’re actually impeaching us. That’s what you’re doing Democratic leadership in the House’,” Trump evangelical advisor Johnnie Moore told CBN’s Faith Nation.

As drama played out in the House chamber, Tim Morrison, a top official on the president’s National Security Council testified behind closed doors that he was “not concerned anything illegal was discussed” during Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president in July.

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

Surely the Democrats have known that they are impeaching Christians with Trump

From the moment the Democrats booed God to the times they worked to embrace the “nones,” Democrats have worked to marginalize Christians. This was certainly not unplanned.

Attacks against Christians and the traditional family

North Carolina teacher suspended for allegedly segregating students in class by religion & LGBTQ philosophy

According to The Hill, one North Carolina teacher found herself suspended for reportedly segregating students by religion and LGBTQ philosophy.

A high school teacher in North Carolina has been suspended with pay for allegedly splitting students in her classroom up based on their religious beliefs.

ABC11 reports the educator, Julia Lopp, who teaches Spanish at South Johnston High School was suspended for an undisclosed period of time as the school district conducts an investigation.

Officials at the school district in Johnstown County, about 30 miles south of Raleigh, told the news outlet they are looking into “whether or not she asked students about their beliefs in God.”

Students present in the classroom where the alleged segregating took place and their parents alerted the school district of the incident.

Lopp allegedly told the students that if any of them said anything about the incident, she would “not recommend them for a job or even entrance to college.”

She also reportedly asked those in the classroom about their views on LGBT rights.

(Read more at The Hill)

Just as Democrats cannot feign surprise at attacks against Christians, educators cannot feign surprise at this attack.

For years, educators and the most extreme of liberal causes have been in alignment.

Therefore, conservative groups like Christians have found themselves on the outside when it has come to any initiatives of the teachers.

Selective Abortion: The war on the girls of Armenia

We find in a 2 November 2019 article by Der Spiegel that Armenia’s girls (much as China’s girls) are being decimated by selective abortion.

Armenien madchenMore female babies are aborted in Armenia than in any other country. This comes from the fact that, in Armenia, a son is valued over daughter. Therefore, women are urged to end their pregnancies – even by illegal means.

Will it be a girl or a boy? The answer to this question often decides life and death in Armenia. Each year, 1400 girls are not born in the country due to both being female and selective abortion.

Selective abortion means that Armenia, a country of three million people, has one of the highest abortion rates in the world.

A major role is played by the widespread belief that sons are valuable and that daughters are a loss. “Selective abortion is related to culture, and sons should ensure the continuity of the lineage, continue the family heritage, and look after the family,” says Narine Beglaryan. She works for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Armenian capital Yerevan. “The daughters usually move to the family of her husband later.”

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Although this article does mention the Soviet past, there are a number of factors not mentioned

It does not mention the fact that the concept of a all-seeing God has been removed from the public discourse. It does not broach the fact that Christians (who were driven underground by the communists) no longer inject their view that there is “neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). It does not mention the ways that newly-introduced consumerism devalues children. Finally, it does not mention the short-sightedness of this abortion-centered philosophy.

Much like the one-child policy of the 1990’s in China, this will result in forced marriages where girls are sold across cultures to a society where they are isolated.

Democrats of all stripes focus on impeachment (despite all the facts)


NYT and New York district investigate Rudy rather than real corruption

NYT: Rudy Giuliani Under Investigation Over Ukraine Work. He Denies Wrongdoing

In a 12 October 2019 Daily Caller article, we see how the New York Times and federal investigators have gone after Rudy Giuliani.

GiulianiFederal prosecutors are reportedly investigating Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine, including whether he acted as an unregistered foreign agent, an allegation he denied.

Prosecutors in Manhattan are looking into whether Giuliani worked with Ukrainians to oust Marie Yovanovitch as ambassador to Ukraine, two anonymous sources told The New York Times.

Giuliani told the Times he is not aware of any investigation against him. He also said he was investigating issues involving Ukraine on behalf of his client, President Donald Trump, and not Ukrainian officials.

Trump responded to news of the investigation Saturday by defending his lawyer.

Two Giuliani associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, were indicted Thursday on charges that they made illegal campaign contributions, including to a lawmaker who pushed for Yovanovitch’s firing in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in 2018.

Yovanovitch testified to Congress on Friday, and accused Giuliani and his Ukrainian partners of taking part in a “concerted effort” to force her removal.

Prosecutors said Parnas and Fruman, who operated businesses in Florida, were involved “in causing the U.S. government to remove or recall the then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine.”

(Read more at Daily Caller)

Why not investigate the dark ties between Ukraine and Biden/Obama

On the off chance that stories saying Biden was behind the scenes in Ukraine selling the presidency, don’t you think that the New York Times and other liberal outlets might want to look into it? If Biden took part in saving the company who ended up with $1.8 billion in missing aid, don’t you think that more than bloggers and FOIA crusaders would look into it?

If there are credible sources telling us that Clinton, Obama, Biden, and the International Monetary Fund pillaged Ukraine, why shouldn’t that be part of the campaign trail discussion?

Could it be due to the media bias favoring Democrats?

This “Resistance” goes to emotion-only mode (no facts)

Nolte: Snopes announces it will now fight Trump using ‘feelings’ and ‘emotion’

Breitbart‘s John Nolte points out how left-leaning “fact checker Snopes has adopted a mission of fighting Trump with “feelings” and “emotions.”

snopes-coverJust like he did with far-left CNN, President Trump has just forced the phony, left-wing fact check site Snopes to throw out every standard of professional journalism.

In a stunning admission (of what we already knew), Snopes reprinted an essay Thursday arguing that Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are such unique threats to the world that “experts must find new ways to reach people.” Which means that — get this — Trump and Johnson must be “countered by the shared stories, experiences and emotions of real people and how they are affected by the big global issues.”

The blog post by professors David Knights and Torkild Thanem was first published at The Conversation but re-run by Snopes in full. “Public austerity measures, for example, are not simply about financial facts,” they mewl. “Indeed, when presented merely as economic data, many people can neither identify with nor understand them. Instead, austerity poses problems that compel us to examine how they affect people and families in their daily lives. The experiences of those individuals must be shared.”

The professors promise to get just as ridiculous with other left-wing causes, specifically when it comes to stopping Brexit and furthering the Global Warming Hoax:

Whether examining Brexit, public austerity measures or the effects of climate change, one limitation is that facts and data generated through quantitative social research are presented as if detached from the people they concern as well as those involved in their production. Far removed from people’s lived experiences, they risk displacing any sense of what it is to be human. As such, they are, perhaps, too easy to dismiss.

This is actually good news. The mask is now removed forever.

What’s more, posting this article — without any caveat that it does not reflect the site’s editorial position — is a surrender on the part of Snopes, an admission that people are not falling for the selective facts and hand-picked experts that these fake fact-check sites use to avoid inconvenient truths, such as the fact that their so-called climate experts are 0-41 with their doomsday predictions.

(Read more at Breitbart)

The real problem with this headline is that this is Snopes‘ normal operating mode

If you are in the habit of going two or three levels into the links provided by an article (and then not accepting the tales if the “proofs” are circular or non-existent), then you will know that many “fact checkers” (and especially the Snopes site) provide nothing but left-leaning and biased input. Therefore, with such exposure, surely you would also know that a prime tool at Snopes involves the use of emotional pleas.

So what else is new?

Hunter Biden To Step Down From Board Of Chinese Firm

After all of the problems start to surface, we get a report from the Daily Caller pointing out that the experience-free billionaire has resigned from the Chinese board (but did not divest himself of the profits or funds given him when he went to China on Air Force 2).

hunter-bidenHunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, announced he will resign from the board of a Chinese private equity firm that has been a target of President Donald Trump’s criticism in a Sunday statement from his lawyer.

Joe Biden had no part in his son’s foreign business dealings, and Hunter Biden has also vowed not to take part in any such business if his father is elected as president in 2020, according to the statement published by attorney George Mesires to Medium.

“To date, Hunter has not received any compensation for being on BHR’s board of directors. He has not received any return on his investment; there have been no distributions to BHR shareholders since Hunter obtained his equity interest. Moreover, Hunter played no role in directing or making BHR’s investments. Hunter intends to resign from the BHR board of directors on or by October 31, 2019,” the statement reads.

“When Hunter engaged in his business pursuits, he believed that he was acting appropriately and in good faith. He never anticipated the barrage of false charges against both him and his father by the president of the United States,” the statement continues in reference to criticism from Trump regarding the younger Biden’s ties to China.

The statement continues with a promise that Hunter Biden would not partake in any foreign business dealings “under a Biden administration.”

“Hunter makes the following commitment: Under a Biden Administration, Hunter will readily comply with any and all guidelines or standards a President Biden may issue to address purported conflicts of interest, or the appearance of such conflicts, including any restrictions related to overseas business interests. In any event, Hunter will agree not to serve on boards of, or work on behalf of, foreign-owned companies,” the statement concludes.

(Read more at Daily Caller)

He did not divest himself of the ill-gotten profits earned while his dad was in office

Even though Hunter Biden could only have gotten the Ukrainian board job paying $83,000 per month (for years) because his dad was the American Vice President and was overseeing an attempt sweep out corruption — he accepted the money.

Even though Hunter Biden was a drug addict who was drummed out of the military, he managed to get a ride on Air Force 2 into China (where he got another high-paying job at a Chinese securities company). When the Vice President should have stood against the air space taken over by China and the islands built by China in shipping lanes, America did nothing and Hunter Biden got another high-paying job.

Even though Hunter Biden has blathered out responses to ABC’s softball questions, the only response I believe from him is that he did exhibit “poor judgement.”

13 months of impeachment hopes from Comey

NYTwits declare: Comey would like to help with impeachment

In a stereotypical puff-piece on someone it considers a “hero” of the resistance, the NYTwits explain how Comey would like to take part in the impeachment.

ComeyJames Comey slumps strategically in restaurants — all 6-foot-8 of him, drooping faux-furtively with his back to the room — and daydreams about deleting the civic-minded Twitter feed where a bipartisan coalition pronounces him a national disgrace.

He sleeps soundly — nine hours a night, he ballparks — and organizes the self-described “unemployed celebrity” chapter of his life around a series of workaday goals. “One of my goals has been to get to 10 consecutive pull-ups,” Mr. Comey said in an interview, legs crossed on the back porch of his stately Virginia home. “I’m at nine now. So, I’ve been doing a lot of pull-ups.”

He writes and thinks and reads and worries from a tidy downstairs office surrounded by the trinkets of his past: the White House place card from the night President Trump asked for his “loyalty” as F.B.I. director; a book by Nate Silver, the political data whiz who believes Mr. Comey’s explosively ambiguous letter in October 2016 about the Hillary Clinton email investigation probably handed Mr. Trump the election; a page from a quote-of-the-day calendar, saved for its resonance: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”

“It reminds me so much of the F.B.I.,” Mr. Comey said.

But then, a lot of things have lately. Another Trump-branded election interference scandal is upon us. Institutions are wobbling. And Mr. Comey, as ever, cannot fight a nagging conviction about it all: James Comey can help. He must help.

(Read more at the New York Times)

As long as NYTwits like this are on the left, we should remain motivated

If you need another reason (other than Robbie Francis O’Rourke and his gun-grabbing and religion-suppressing ways can muster), then you need to work on motivation.

Maybe this is how Schiff avoided talking directly with the leakers

Reminder: Schiff Reportedly Hired Two Of Trump’s NSC Staffers

In addition to his lie that he later called “parody,” his lie about not being in contact with the “whistleblower,” and even his multiple claims that he had proof that Trump conspired with Russians, Schiff also seems to have hired two of Trump’s NSC staffers, as reported by the Daily Caller.

IdiotSchiffPresident Donald Trump accused Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff in February of “stealing” away people who had worked in the White House at its National Security Council by hiring them.

Schiff’s committee hired two people who worked at the NSC in the Obama and Trump administrations: Abigail Grace, who worked at the NSC until 2018 and was hired in February with a stop in between at a think-tank founded by Obama officials, and Sean Misko, who departed the NSC in 2017 and joined Schiff’s staff in August, the Washington Examiner reported.

Also in August, the “whistleblower” who had worked at the NSC reportedly made contact with an unnamed aide to Schiff — the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence — who provided guidance about his next steps to blow the whistle about a July phone call, leading him to retain an attorney and approach an inspector general.

That interaction took on added intrigue because Schiff said “we have not spoken directly” with the whistleblower, when in fact his aide had. A Washington Post fact-checker wrote his statement was “flat-out false.” Schiff knew details about the whistleblower’s complaint before it was filed, according to the Examiner.

Chris Farrell, director of investigations at Judicial Watch, told the Daily Caller News Foundation that Schiff wasn’t so much stealing Trump’s people, but rather there were people in the Trump administration who never agreed with his policies.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Lies, lies, and more lies — the face of Democrats

Beside farcically being the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, there can be no reason to associate Adam Schiff with intelligence (given the number of times that he has been caught in lies). On the other hand, there are ample reasons to associate his name with lies.

Just to prove there are some news agencies reporting on American political news other than the Trump impeachment

Sen. Sasse Blasts Beto for ‘Extreme Intolerance’ for Trying to Force Churches to Support Gay Marriage

Just to prove that they can report on things that the NYT and WSJ ignore, the Christian Broadcasting Network reports on the First-Amendment threat from O’Rourke.

Beto O'RourkeDemocratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke shocked even some fellow liberal politicians like Pete Buttigieg last week when he said churches should lose their tax-exempt status if they don’t support gay marriage. Now he’s trying to backpedal those comments.

At a CNN Democratic town hall debate Thursday night,  O’Rourke was asked, “Do you think religious institutions like colleges, churches, and charities should lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage?”

“There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for anyone or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us,” the former Texas 16th district congressman replied. “So as president, we’re going to make that a priority, and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights of our fellow Americans.”

O’Rourke’s comments immediately drew backlash from conservatives. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) released a statement Friday condemning O’Rourke for “extreme intolerance.”

“This bigoted nonsense would target a lot of sincere Christians, Jews, and Muslims,” wrote Sasse. “Leaders from both parties have a duty to flatly condemn this attack on very basic American freedoms.”

“This extreme intolerance is un-American,” Sasse went on. “The whole point of the First Amendment is that…everyone is created with dignity and we don’t use government power to decide which religious beliefs are legitimate and which aren’t.”

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

At least O’Rourke has defined Democrats as the anti-religious party

What else have any other Democrats done? Have they passed any bills funding construction of bridges, highways, or other infrastructure? Have they successfully proven that President Trump ever obstructed justice?

Have they encouraged businesses to start up by lowering the regulatory hurdle?

Although they recently complained that we pulled out too quickly from Syria (and I might agree that we could support the Kurds to a degree), what have they done to fund and support our military?

Rudy Giuliani Explains Why He Took Matters Into His Own Hands When Trying To Expose Alleged Biden Corruption

The Daily Caller recounts Rudy Giuliani’s explanation of why he took matters into his own hands to expose the Biden corruption.

rudyPresident Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who is at the center of the Ukraine scandal, sat down with the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill for an exclusive one-hour interview.

Giuliani explained in detail why he took matters into his own hands trying to expose the Biden’s alleged corrupt business deals in Ukraine.

“It broke my heart that I couldn’t go to the FBI,” said Giuliani.

He told the Caller that he lacked faith in the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2018, and claimed that the alleged witnesses actually attempted to get information to the government agency and the Department of Justice, but says they were ignored.

“They concluded that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats were still running the FBI, and that it was as crooked as it was under Clinton. I made a promise that I would investigate it myself, develop the corroboration so then no one could tear it apart afterwards,” Giuliani explained.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

I support every effort to expose the corruption of the Democrats

Were these corruptions within the Republican party, I would support exposing them. Therefore, since these corruptions fall within the party that wants to strip me of my religious rights, wants to fund the killing of babies with my tax dollars, and wants to ignore my daily sacrifice and still strip more tax dollars from my pay checks — I say that the investigators should go get them.

As for myself, I want to know how the Clinton Foundation can accept funds from foreign governments while Hillary served in the State Department and ran for president. I want to know how Hunter Biden can ride on daddy’s coattails to Ukraine and China to land lucrative jobs while daddy negotiates with the government. I want to know how the FBI and Department of Justice destroyed evidence concerning Hillary without any repercussions.

What’s more, those are only at the beginning of my desire for justice.


To the Do-Nothing Democrats — In your dreams, Chuckie

From the Do-Nothing Democrats — Schumer: We’ll Force Votes on Health Care, Taxes, and Climate

Breitbart seems to be the only one telling us how Schumer wants to force votes on the Democrat agenda. (Bolding is mine for emphasis.)

chuckieDuring Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that when Congress returns to session, Senate Democrats will force votes on health care, taxes, and climate.

Transcript as Follows:

“My fellow Americans…

Over the past month, evidence has emerged that the President of the United States pressured a foreign leader to investigate one of his leading political rivals.

It is an offense serious enough to warrant a full investigation by Congress, and that is exactly what the House of Representatives has decided to do by beginning a formal impeachment inquiry.

We have a responsibility now to see that all the facts get out, and to consider those facts with the best interests of our country, nothing else, in mind.

When I studied our constitution in high school and college, when we learned that one of the greatest threats our Founding Fathers feared was foreign interference in our elections – I said at the time, ‘Why did they care about this? This hasn’t happened in any real sense.’

But of course, once again, we have learned how the wisdom of the Founding Fathers is relevant to this very day.

If a foreign country can actually affect our elections, Americans will lose faith in our democracy – this grand and wonderful democracy.

So we must guard against that, but at the same time we have to do two things at once. We can protect our constitution and do things average working families need at the same time. And Democrats are intent on pushing for working families.

From the very beginning, Senate Democrats have been committed to doing the people’s business.

The price of health care is too high, incomes are too low.

Our infrastructure is crumbling, gun violence is an epidemic.

Too many Americans have trouble voting, and our elections remain vulnerable to foreign interference.

Climate change is an existential threat to the planet that demands bold and far-reaching action.

Over the course of his presidency – long before the House investigation – President Trump has failed to offer serious proposals to address any of these issues.

In many cases, his policies have made things worse.

And while the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives has passed hundreds of bills dealing with health care, infrastructure, gun violence and much, much more, the Republican Leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell, has turned our chamber, the Senate, into a legislative graveyard.

Not one of those bills has even received a vote in the Senate: no vote to save protections for people with pre-existing conditions, no vote on bipartisan background checks, no vote on bipartisan election security legislation, no vote on the Violence Against Women Act.

So as Congress comes back into session next week, Senate Democrats have a plan to jolt the Senate into action on several important issues.

Over the next few weeks, we will force our Republican colleagues to vote on whether to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions or not; to protect middle-class families from a tax hike or not, to protect our climate or not.

And we will also demand that our Republican colleagues take up legislation to protect hard-earned pensions for millions of workers, and they are in danger of losing it right now.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Look out or you may get what you wish for (as with the Nuclear Option, Impeachment of the next Democrat, and other Democrat gifts to Republicans)

Recently, you complained that Republicans should not follow the bad example of Democrats by imposing the Nuclear Option on the nomination of judges. Oddly, you said absolutely nothing when Dick Durban used the same tactic to push through Obama’s judicial nominees.

Right now, Republicans are complaining the way Nancy Pelosi has broken with the procedures called out for the impeachment process by not calling for a vote for an impeachment inquiry. By doing so, she has prevented anyone from sending out real subpoenas (never mind what the “press” calls the Democrat letters of demand — they are not subpoenas). That is, by not calling a vote, she is blocking Republicans from mounting a defense of the President. Will you complain in the future if Republicans treat you just as unfairly?

I hope you do, Chuckie.

Also at this time, Republicans with a backbone are complaining about how Democrats locking them out of the hearings on impeachment. When that happens during the next impeachment of a Democrat president, will you whine?

I hope that I will be able to write an extended blog about that whining.

You see, as long as Republicans have played by the rules and Democrats have bent the rules — the system has not really worked. However, that ended with Trump. When people say “you can’t bring a knife to a gun fight,” they know what they are talking about.

Now that the Democrats have gotten one taste of the blade they dealt, they are fighting harder and dirtier than ever. That is, rather than following the rules and stepping out of the hole they have dug themselves into, Democrats have decided to double down and dig themselves deeper into the dump they have created. So they are being unfair with the continual investigations, being unfair with the continual Antifa attacks, being unfair with the improper impeachment inquiry, and being unfair by their kangaroo court impeachment “closed hearings.”

Therefore, I hope that Republicans give Democrats a full taste mouthful of the mush you have spooned out.

Schiff Admits There Was No Quid Pro Quo But Still Believes In Impeachment

Townhall reports on the morally vacuous leadership of the impeachment movement.

StephanopoulosShiffHouse Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) told George Stephanopoulos that his Committee plans to hold President Donald Trump accountable for his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Although the unclassified, unredacted transcript showed that no quid pro quo took place, Schiff believes impeachment is still necessary. He believes Trump failed to protect America’s elections.

“I intend to hold the president accountable and I intend to do it with our own investigation. And what we have seen already is damning because what we have seen in that call record is a president of the United States using the full weight of his office, with a country behold to America for its defense, even as Russian troops occupy part of its land, and the president used that opportunity to try to coerce that leader to manufacture dirt on his opponent and interfere in our election,” he said.

“It’s hard to imagine a series of facts more damning than that. So yes, we’re going to get to the bottom of it.”

“Let me stop you right there because we’re already hearing some of the president’s defenders, even those who sometimes say the call was not appropriate, say yes, that in the absence of an explicit quid pro quo, some kind of statement from the president or a document that says, ‘We are withholding the aid until you do that investigation.’ That is what is necessary to pursue impeachment,” Stephanopoulos said.

(Read more at Townhall)

Nothing goes together like lies and Schiff

From the beginning of each of the investigations, one way to tell whether there were fabrications involved seemed to be to look and see if Schiff had become involved. Almost every story line he became involved with became corrupted.

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz kicked out of impeachment inquiry hearing

Fox News reports how Democrats blocked Repbulican Matt Gaetz from attending an impeachment inquiry hearing.

matt-gaetzRep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., an ardent supporter of President Trump, got the boot on Monday when he tried to sit in on the testimony of a former top National Security Council expert on Russia who was appearing on Capitol Hill as part of the House impeachment inquiry into the president.

Gaetz, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, attempted to attend the testimony of Fiona Hill, a former deputy assistant to the president, but was told that because he was not a member of the House Intelligence Committee that he had to leave. The House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees are conducting the impeachment inquiry into Trump.

A frustrated Gaetz aired his disappointment to reporters after being told he was not allowed to sit in on the hearing, venting his anger over what he says are “selective leaks” by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and questioning why he was not allowed to be present during Hill’s testimony. Gaetz added that the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., was involved in the impeachment inquiry.

“It’s not like I’m on agriculture,” Gaetz said. “What are the Democrats so afraid of?”

Gaetz followed up his comments with a tweet calling the impeachment inquiry a kangaroo court and using one of Trump’s favorite nicknames for the intelligence committee chairman, “Shifty Schiff.”

“Judiciary Chairman [Jerry Nadler] claimed to have begun the impeachment inquiry weeks ago,” Gaetz tweeted. “Now, his own Judiciary members aren’t even allowed to participate in it. And yes – my constituents want me actively involved in stopping the #KangarooCourtCoup run by Shifty Schiff.”

Other Republicans closely aligned with Trump continued on Monday to complain about Schiff and his handling of the impeachment inquiry – with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, also lambasting the California Democrat for excluding some congressional Republicans from the testimonies and for leaking “cherry-picked” information from the closed-door hearings to the press.

(Read more at Fox News)

Sunlight disinfects. Get this out for all to see.

Closed-door investigations only act as breeding grounds for corruption. We need this to come out into the open, where the American people can see the expressions of the people being questioned, where we can hear the questions posed and the answers offered, and where we can make up our own minds.