6 things Christians should watch

Featured

#1 – Christians should be aware of cultural trends that weaken the weak

Lesbian Feminist Testifies Against the ‘Equality Act’

1beck

A 2 April 2019 National Review article points to the words of lesbian feminist Julia Beck as she points out many of the things that Christians have regarding the Equality Act. Specifically, she points out many instances where the Equality Act will allow the blurring of lines that protect women.

On Tuesday Julia Beck testified against the Equality Act (H.R. 5) before the House Judiciary Committee. Beck is a lesbian who was booted out of the Baltimore LGBT Commission for describing a male transgender rapist as a male and saying that men can’t be lesbians.

Advocates of the Equality Act characterize it as anti-discrimination for LGBT people and a much-needed extension of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Nearly 300 Democrats (and a few Republicans) support the bill. It is scheduled for hearings later this spring, and a vote this summer. It will likely pass the House, if not yet the Senate.

In her testimony, Beck said the law would mean that,

male rapists will go to women’s prisons and likely assault female inmates as has already happened in the U.K.; female survivors of rape will be unable to contest male presence in women’s shelters; men will dominate women’s sports — girls who would have taken first place will be denied scholastic opportunity; women who use male pronouns to talk about men may be arrested, fined, and banned from social media platforms; girls will stay home from school when they have their periods to avoid harassment by boys in mixed-space toilets; girls and women will no longer have a right to ask for female medical staff or intimate care providers, including elderly or disabled women who are at serious risk of sexual abuse; female security officers will no longer have the right to refuse to perform pat-downs or intimate searches of males who say they’re female and women undergoing security checks will no longer have the right to refuse having those security checks being performed by men claiming a feminine identity.

She pointed out that “everything I just listed is already happening, and it’s only going to get worse if gender identity is recognized in federal law.” And added, “I urge my fellow Democrats to wake up. Please acknowledge biological reality.”

(Read more at National Review)

Now that a recognized leader in the lesbian community has said the same thing that Christians (such as Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association) has been saying, maybe more people in government will start to take note.

Then again, maybe they will just sideline Ms. Beck just like they have sidelined Christians.

Still, with that said, what about the Christians who want to live out their faith despite aggressive attacks from liberal activists? What about Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop? What about the former owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa? What about Barronelle Stutzman?

Rep. Nadler says that we cannot hide behind religion when discriminating against transgenders and homosexuals. Can this question be turned around? Have lesbians used their power with liberal states to persecute Christians? Is there equal representation under the law?

#2 – Christians should be aware that government doesn’t want to protect your children

Houston Library continues program after registered sex offender found in Drag Queen Storytime

houston-storytime-drag-suspect

The Houston Chronicle tells of Alberto Garza in a 17 March 2010 article, a transgender who was convicted of abusing an 8-year-old boy has now been found participating in the Houston Public Library’s program that has transgenders reading to preschoolers. What can go wrong there?

Houston Public Library officials apologized Friday for failing to conduct a background check on a registered sex offender who read books to children at an event hosted by drag queens.

Albert Garza, a 32-year-old registered sex offender, participated in the program under the name Tatiana Mala-Niña, according to the conservative anti-LGBTQ group, MassResistance.

Library officials acknowledged in a statement Friday that Garza has “a criminal background that should have prevented him from participating” in the Drag Queen Storytime program, in which drag queens read books at the Freed-Montrose library.

Department of Public Safety records show Garza was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of an 8-year-old child in 2009, for which he received five years of probation and community supervision.

Mala-Niña did not respond to attempts Saturday to confirm her apparent criminal background.

“We assure you that this participant will not be involved in any future HPL programs,” the library’s statement reads. “…We deeply regret this oversight and the concern this may cause our customers. We realize this is a serious matter.”

(Read more at the Houston Chronicle)

Although many citizens of Houston’s Montrose would not be surprised to find that a transvestite who was reading to children at the public library was a registered sex offender, this is still a breach of the public trust. The sad thing is that it was not the Houston Public Library’s last breach of trust under this program.

Second Child Sex Offender Unmasked at Drag Queen Story Time, Houston Activists Say

Sex-Offender-Drag-Queen_sized-770x415xc

According to a 5 April 2019 article on PJ Media, a second child abuser discovered within the Houston Public Library Drag Queen program.

On Thursday, activist parents with MassResistance unmasked another child sex offender who greeted children at Drag Queen Story Time. According to local MassResistance leader Tracy Shannon, a drag performer with many aliases has sexually assaulted children and publicly recounted his history as a transgender dominatrix and prostitute for hire. His name has been redacted here because he was allegedly convicted for sexual assault against children at age 16, so his record has been sealed.

“We have another big reveal today at our press conference which will take place at 2 PM at the Freed Montrose Library,” Shannon announced in an email. “Due to this individual using multiple aliases and having moved around a lot it was hard to nail down his identity but we finally connected the dots. We found his name a few days ago but trying to find some affirmation and photos was like looking for a needle in a haystack of social media postings.”

“Once we affirmed the identity we ran background checks and found the record. We will reveal all at 2 PM Central time at our press conference,” she added. She also excoriated the Houston Public Library (HPL) system for allowing child sex offenders to greet children.

At the conference, “MassResistance will demand an audit of the entire HPL background checks vs volunteer applications to see how many have experienced an ‘oversight’ and how many sex offenders have been allowed to participate in children’s programming at the libraries in Houston. We will also be demanding a city ordinance that requires background checks for all city-sanctioned programs for children when we have our press conference.”

Shannon sent PJ Media the research document outlining how MassResistance uncovered this second alleged sex offender.

She connected the man to an article at About Online recalling experiences in “sex work” as a “professional dominatrix.” At the beginning, the anonymous author admitted, “I had tried for so many years to alleviate my depression and dysphoria through random sex, I had lost track of how many partners I’ve had.” This eased the transition from “sex work” to becoming a transgender prostitute and porn actor.

(Read more at PJ Media)

Hat tip: Frank and Freeda Blunt, Trigger Reset

Hopefully, this will be the last breach of trust for the Houston Public Library for a while.

We must protect children and others who are incapable of protecting themselves. Allowing preditors, whether in the library or in the church, does not cut it. We need to either stay with them or know those in whom we trust our children.

#3 – Christians should know that most powers want to shut us up

From Baylor to Yale, Free Speech for Christians Is Dying, and Ted Cruz Wants Some Answers

As made evident in a 5 April 2019 Christian Broadcasting Network article, even liberals on Christian campuses are threatened by Christian speakers coming with messages that other crowds of Christians want to hear.

Freedom of speech is under fire now possibly more than ever on college campuses as this fundamental American freedom is being stripped from students, professors, and even public speakers.

Examples of threats to free speech continue to roll in across the nation, especially for Christians and conservatives and their biblical stand on issues.

Even at a Christian university in the Bible belt, free speech is at risk. Some at Baylor University in Texas are trying to stop Matt Walsh, a Christian author and blogger, from speaking on campus.

Walsh was invited by Baylor’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter to give a speech titled, “The War on Reality: Why the Left Has Set out to Redefine Life, Gender, and Marriage.”

It didn’t sit well with some students and so they circulated a petition to stop him from speaking on the topic from a biblical perspective.

The petition accuses Walsh of spreading “harmful hate speech.” Some students even vandalized posters advertising the event.

Walsh took to Twitter saying he simply wants to express a point of view, is trying to have a good sense of humor about the protest, and is asking students to try to have a rational dialogue with him.

Organizers say the event, scheduled for April 9, is now sold out.

A second recent case involves Yale Law School saying students who work for Christian groups supporting biblical teaching on marriage being between one man and one woman will no longer receive school financial support.

The controversy erupted when an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom was invited to speak on campus about Christian baker Jack Phillips who, for religious reasons, declined to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

A number of Yale’s liberal groups, including the LGBTQ advocacy group the “Outlaws” protested the speech and the school’s financial help to conservative students.

Yale responded by pulling the funding for students who follow their biblical beliefs.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) is now involved. He sent a letter to the dean of the Yale Law School saying its new policy is “transparently discriminatory” and intended to “blacklist Christian organizations.” Cruz has threatened legal action.

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

It would seem that a number of liberals have flocked to the private institutions founded by religious groups (like Baylor, which is currently at least partially funded by the Southern Baptist Convention). Therefore, it seems that Christians have been tolerant of liberals who moved into their halls of learning. However, it also seems that those same liberals cannot be tolerant of Christians.

#4 – Christians should watch for politicians who try to pander to the crowd

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Melts Down over Criticism of Fake Accent

This Breitbart article highlights both the extremes of pandering that the Democrats have fallen to and the degree of pain they feel upon being called out for that pandering.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to criticism for her patronizing use of a fake accent in front of a black audience in the usual manner — crybabying.

The not-terribly-bright socialist was caught on video Friday patronizing the mostly black audience with a fake southern drawl at Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference.

The humiliating video quickly made the rounds on social media, earning the criticism and ridicule it deserved.

The video is as shocking as it is excruciating. All of a sudden, the Westchester socialist, who is famous for her Jerry the Mouse voice, starts talking like a black preacher.

“This is what organizing looks like. This is what building power looks like,” Ocasio-Crazy said with her affected cadence. “This is what changing the country looks like. It’s when we choose to show up and occupy the room and talk about the things that matter most, talking about our future.”

“Ain’t nothing wrong with that. There’s nothing wrong with working retail, folding clothes for other people to buy,” she continued. “There is nothing wrong with preparing the food that your neighbors will eat. There is nothing wrong with driving the buses that take your family to work”:

The moment is reminiscent of two-time presidential loser Hillary “Hot Sauce” Clinton’s similar attempt to condescend to a predominantly black audience with her “Ain’t No Ways Tired” remarks in 2007:

(Read more at Breitbart)

#5 – Christians should know that apostasy is growing in the “Church”

The Swedish Church Creates LGBTQ View of the Bible for Children, Identifies Jesus as ‘Queer’

SwedishChurch&Sexuality

One 5 April 2019 Christian Broadcasting Network article shows that one diocese of the Church of Sweden has published a guide stating that Christ was homosexual.

The Diocese of Västerås, a division of the Church of Sweden, is now giving away an LGBTQ guide for “Christian queer kids.” Bible-believing Christians may be stunned to hear that this extreme guide describes Jesus as “queer” and Joseph as transvestite.

No, this isn’t just some radical college course about the Bible. This is coming from the actual Church of Sweden.

The church, which identifies as Protestant, has created what it calls a “survival guide” for LGBTQ youth. A Swedish news site, Nya DagBladet, states the church’s guide contains definitions and concepts, a bit about the Bible and LGBTQ, as well as Bible stories that it claims are related to LGBTQ people.

The guide goes on to contradict Scripture by stating the Bible is actually not against homosexuality, implying scriptures dealing with it are actually about exploitation or rape. Click Here to see what the Bible actually says about homosexuality.

(Read more at the Christian Broadcasting Network)

#6 – Christians should know that the groups that spew hate aren’t going away

‘Hate-Filled, Anti-Christian, Anti-Conservative Organization’: Why the SPLC Has Been Given an ‘F’ by Charity Watch

SPLC-2

A 4 April 2019 article at the Christian Broadcasting Network points out the vehemence of the attacks by the SPLC.

More than 25 Christian and conservative leaders have signed a letter to the CEO’s of Facebook, Twitter, Google and Amazon, urging them to end any working relationships with the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The SPLC has notoriously listed Christian and conservative groups as hate groups.

“It is now clear that the SPLC has proven to be a hate-filled, anti-Christian, anti-conservative organization and nothing more than a weapon of the radical Left, whose goal is to bully people into compliance with their ideology,” the letter states. “Fail to comply with their demands, and you will be labeled as a hate group or an extremist.”

The Family Research Council is one group the SPLC has put in that hate group category for its Biblical beliefs and defense of traditional marriage. Others like the Alliance Defending Freedom and Prager University have also been targeted.

And this letter may be just the beginning of the SPLC’s worries. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is calling on the IRS to investigate the non-profit and review its tax exempt status.

“They’ve really become kind of a hate group themselves,” Cotton told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. “Serial repeated defamation against what you see as a political opponent is not a tax exempt purpose.”

The SPLC has a reported $500 million in assets with a good chunk of that in offshore accounts.

(Read more at Christian Broadcasting Network)

When you also consider that the leadership of the SPLC left under the cloud of mistreatment, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism, you would not know it from the virtual silence among the mainstream media outlets.

Additionally, you would not know that the current leader of the SPLC (Tina Tchen) has close ties to the Obama administration — including Greg Craig — and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case). What do we here about this? Do we even hear crickets out of the media?

 

Liberal hyperbole


Bob Woodward hyperventilates

Liberal hyperbole on the wall

Woodward: We’re in a ‘Governing Crisis’ — ‘This Is Not Just Another Government Shutdown’

Bob Woodward again feels a need to broadcast his anti-Trump views through CNN, as reported by Breitbart in a 26 December 2018 article.

During Wednesday’s “New Day” on CNN, journalist Bob Woodward commented on the ongoing partial government shutdown along with Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis’ departure, calling what is going on right now in the White House a “governing crisis.”

“It’s a governing crisis,” Woodward stated. “[W]e better face the reality. This is a dangerous time. This is not just another government shutdown or another example of this impasse. It is something people better think about.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Are we really in a governing crisis? Sometimes I wonder whether we are in a reporting crisis. That is, with the drop in the market over the 22 and 24th followed by the surges on the 26th and 27th, I wonder about the power of the media to both shape and withhold information. I think of the second year of over 90% negative coverage of Trump while they continue to suck up to the head of Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the NSA scandal, the IRS scandal, and too many other scandals to list here.

What would happen if we did not have a partisan press?

tweet straightening out Alexandria

Liberal hyperbole as they try to take advantage of things they oppose

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Jesus was a ‘refugee’ in Christmas tweet

Despite the fact that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez unconditionally supports “a woman’s freedom of choice,” belongs to the party that booed God at its last convention, and makes sport of subverting Christians’ religious rights, she now wants to glom onto the sympathy for the Christ Child as she has been reported by Houston Fox affiliate in a 26 December 2018 article to have claimed the manger-ridden Jesus to be a refugee.

U.S. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., wished her Twitter followers a Merry Christmas Tuesday by referring to the newborn Jesus as a “refugee.”

“Joy to the World!” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “Merry Christmas everyone – here’s to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. (Including refugee babies in mangers + their parents.)”

Mary and Joseph are not depicted as refugees in the Nativity story. According to the Gospel of Luke, Joseph brings the pregnant Mary to Bethlehem so that he may enroll in a census ordered by the Roman emperor Augustus. The couple are forced to take shelter in the stable where Jesus is born due to a lack of room at the inn.

However, in the Gospel of Matthew, Mary and Joseph flee into Egypt with the infant Jesus after King Herod of Judea orders the murder of every boy aged two and under in Bethlehem after the Magi ask him where to find the newborn “King of the Jews.” The Holy Family escape the slaughter and are told by an angel to return to Israel once Herod is dead.

(Read more at Fox)

I can pray for this leader and show love to her; however, I cannot be quiet, because she has been (1) just making political points using the name of Jesus and (2) acting as a vocal opponent to Christian causes like the fight for life and the struggle for religious rights within our society. To remain quiet would mean denying my Christian brothers and sisters.

Liberal hyperbole on a lie

Newsweek falsely reports on Trump visit to troops

Reporters at Newsweek falsely reported in a 26 December 2018 article that President Trump had not visited the troops at the front lines.

Donald Trump is the first U.S. president to not visit troops over the Christmas holiday since 2002. On Tuesday morning, Trump continued the presidential tradition of telephoning military personnel, using the occasion to address the partial government shutdown over funding for his long- promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But did not visit with any troops in person.

His actions stood in contrast with last year’s, when Trump spoke with wounded veterans at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on December 21, bestowing the Purple Heart on one injured soldier and praising military personnel as “some of the bravest people anywhere in the world.”

But this year he sidestepped that tradition. Between 2009 and 2016, President Barack Obama visited with troops stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, every year over Christmas, NBC reported, while President George W. Bush visited Walter Reed every Christmas between 2003 and 2008, passing on the opportunity in 2002 and 2001.

In yesterday’s call with U.S. troops stationed abroad, Trump used the time to reassert his position that the government shutdown would not end until he received $5 billion for his long-promised border wall.

(Read more at Newsweek)

Sometimes, I wish they would try to check their information instead of just publishing things that help Democrats and hurt conservative Republicans.

President Trump visits the troops

Donald and Melania Trump make surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

In a New York Post article published on the same day, Mark Moore and Nikki Schwab correctly reported that the President and First Lady visited troops in Iraq.

President Trump, who has been criticized for not visiting US troops during the holidays, slipped off to an air base in Iraq on Wednesday.

Trump, wearing a dark suit and red tie, and first lady Melania Trump met with military personnel on Wednesday at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq just west of Baghdad – his first visit with military members in a war zone since he entered the White House almost two years ago.

He told the gathered servicemen and women, many of whom were wearing fatigues, that he has “no plans at all” to pull them out of the country, where they’ve been helping Iraq forces battle Islamic State terrorists.

The commander-in-chief also defended his controversial decision to withdraw the 2,000 US troops in Syria that are leading a global coalition against the terror group.

(Read more at the New York Post)

Thanks to those outlets who do correctly report the news.

Democrats hang a “GOP” dummy


Tell me again who provokes hate

Political dummy hanging from tree with sign attacking GOP enrages Tennessee voters

In a 3 November 2018 Breitbart article, the following tale of hate comes from Democrats.

Tennessee voters were outraged when they discovered a dummy wearing a GOP shirt, a dunce cap, and a sign with U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s (R-TN) name crossed out hanging from a tree.

Bedford County GOP chairwoman Sandy Still shared photos of the anti-Republican Halloween display on Facebook Thursday, which showed the figure with a plastic pumpkin-shaped bucket head, connected to a sign listing “Marsha” three times with a black “X” crossing it out and a sign below it that read “Stop the Hate.”

The display hung at an intersection in Shelbyville not too far from Liberty Elementary School, according to Still’s post.

Neighbors in the area were appalled at what they saw, especially since the figure was placed close to an elementary school.

“I didn’t want the children or the school to have to see that type of thing,” neighbor Bill Grimes, who lives a mile away from the dummy’s location, told WZTV.

Although the person who set up the display remains a mystery for now, Grimes and other residents called the display “intimidating” and “disturbing.”
“It was very disturbing to see a human-like object hanging from a tree,” Grimes said, “It’s an intimidating message they’re sending.”

The owners of the land where the anti-Republican display was installed are not residents of the area, telling WZTV they have no idea who placed the display there.

Still says the anti-Republican display has cropped up before in past election cycles for different candidates.

(Read more at Breitbart)

Somehow, I remember the media claiming that Trump spewed hate. Truthfully, though, I have rejected a number of main stream media outlets for years due to their consistent stance against conservatism. However, the true sources of hate can be found in politicos like Maxine Waters, Cory Booker, Hillary Clinton, and Keith Ellison or other leaders like Louis Farrakhan.

Four (or 15) reasons the bombs probably do not come from Trump supporters


1. Trump has been leading thousands in popular rallies

1a. Massive Houston tailgate awaits Trump rallying for Cruz

For those who did not camp out overnight waiting for a place among the 19K that the Secret Service allowed into the Toyota Center, a tailgate event occurred. As documented by Fox News in a 23 October 2018 article, those outside the Toyota Center were offered a number of things in consolation.

Thousands of MAGA supporters have been tailgating for more than a day, waiting for President Trump to stage a large Monday night rally in Houston, Ted Cruz’s hometown, to help the Texas senator and his 2016 presidential rival fend off a tough challenge from Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

“I’m here to support my president,” Lisa Brewer, 55, a logistics-company worker who was the first in line, outside the Toyota Center, which seats roughly 19,000, told The New York Times. “He talks to the people.”

Brewer waited more than 32 hours, and she surely wasn’t alone.

“Everybody says, ‘Well, how could you support somebody like Trump? He tweets bad things.’ And I don’t like all of the tweets he makes,” realtor Linda Van Bebber, 64, told The Houston Chronicle. “But if you look at the bottom line, it’s a lot about him being tough on certain issues.”

With the midterm elections fast approaching, Democrats are trying to flip nearly two dozen House seats to regain control of that chamber. Republicans are trying to maintain a slim Senate majority and defend several governors’ mansions.

Houston’s police Chief Art Acevedo said that 70,000 people signed up for tickets to the rally in recent days, according to the Times.

(Read more at Fox News)

If Trumpists have flocked to events covering his accomplishments, why would one fan start bombing? Looking at the photos and videos of the many campaign events, we see little more than excited and happy people who cheer for a booming economy and lifted governmental regulations.

Trump in Missouri 2018

1b. Thousands attend Trump rally in southwest Missouri

A 21 September 2018 article from the Christian County Headliner tells us of the thousands who attended a Trump rally in Missouri.

They waited outside for hours, many of them through intermittent rain.

The most dedicated supporters stood on an arena floor for more than two hours to see President Donald Trump. The President held a “Make America Great Again” rally in Springfield at JQH Arena on the Missouri State University campus on Sept. 21. People filled the arena’s lower bowl of seats and much of the standing only space on the floor.

“This is an incredible time for our nation. We have the best economy in our history today,” Trump said. “We are restoring our industrial might like nobody can believe. Nobody believes what’s happening.”

(Read more at the Christian County Headliner)

Amateurish bomb sent to CNN

2. The bombs appear at a time when the “blue wave” seems to be fizzling

2a. Former Navy explosives expert notices strange characteristics of device sent

In a thread of tweets, Tom Sauer (a former Navy explosive ordinance disposal unit officer and graduate of the Naval Academy) offered a series of salient observations:

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

2b. A Washington Post poll points toward the disappearance of the “blue wave”

As early as April 2018, the “blue wave” seemed to be dissipating (as reported by the following 16 April 2018 Washington Post article).

Democrats hold an advantage ahead of the midterm elections, but a Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that edge has narrowed since January, a signal to party leaders and strategists that they could be premature in anticipating a huge wave of victories in November.

The poll finds that the gap between support for Democratic vs. Republican House candidates has dropped by more than half since the beginning of the year. At the same time, there has been a slight increase in President Trump’s approval rating, although it remains low. Measures of partisan enthusiasm paint a more mixed picture of the electorate in comparison with signs of Democratic intensity displayed in many recent special elections.

(Read more at the Washington Post)

2c. Even the New York Times recognizes four advantages of Republicans

The New York Times listed the following four reasons that Republicans might be excited about the midterm elections:

  • The enthusiasm bump they got from Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings seems to have stuck. The intensity gap between the two parties has narrowed, and Republicans are outpacing Democrats in early voting in most key states, according to data analyzed by NBC News.
  • The competitive incumbent Senate seats — Arizona, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas — seem tighter than a few weeks ago, according to our own polls. And Republicans feel confident about notching a win in North Dakota.
  • President Trump’s approval rating is at an all-time high, up to 47 percent, with 49 percent disapproving, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
  • Democrats are banking on turnout from independents, younger voters and minority voters — groups that typically don’t show up in big numbers for midterm elections.

3. The recent calls to violence have come from Democrats

3a. Nancy Pelosi calls for ‘collateral damage’ against Republicans

A 19 October 2018 article in The Blaze points out how Nancy Pelosi reaped what she sowed in terms of violent confrontations.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appeared stunned by loud protesters who yelled and cursed at her as she entered into a restaurant in Miami, Florida.

Pelosi had been criticized for what sounded like encouragement for Democrats to attack and harass Republicans when she said in a speech Sunday that “collateral damage” against those who disagree with them is acceptable.

“If there’s some collateral damage for some others who do not share our view, well, so be it,” Pelosi said.

(Read more at The Blaze)

Maxine Waters wants protesters to harass Trump officials

3b. Maxine Waters Tells Supporters to Confront Trump Officials

Time made note of Maxine Waters’ vitriolic wordsin a 23 June 2018 article.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is calling on her supporters to confront Trump administration officials and staffers in public amid widespread backlash to the President’s zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration.

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Waters told a crowd in California over the weekend. “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

(Read more at Time)

Cory Booker preaches hate

3c. Democrat Senator Cory Booker tells supporters to “Get in the faces” of Republicans

A 30 July 2018 Big League Politics article documents Cory Booker’s incitement of his supporters.

Following in the footsteps of his Leftist comrade Maxine Waters, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) called on his supporters to confront members of Congress by “getting in their face”.

Booker made his remarks on Wednesday while speaking at the National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Washington DC. At the end of his speech, Booker told the crowd, “Go to the (Capitol) Hill today. Please, get up in the face of some Congress people … That’s my call to action here.”

(Read more at Big League Politics)

hillary-clinton-amanpour.jpg

3d. Hillary to Democrats: You can’t be civil

The Daily Wire shares in a 9 October 2018 article how Hillary wants to deny civility until Democrats rule again.

In a shocking affirmation of Democratic activists’ anti-Brett Kavanaugh strategy, Hillary Clinton told CNN’s Christine Amanpour in an interview that it is impossible to “be civil” with the Republican Party, and peace will only return to the political process when Democrats regain control of the House and Senate.

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton told the CNN anchor.

“That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.” she continued.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

ericHolderKickThem.jpg

3e. Holder says, “When they go low (and stand up for life, the concept ‘innocent until proven guilty,’ or the 2nd), we kick them”

In a 10 October 2018 Washington Times article, details about the former attorney general’s threat against his opponents were made clear.

Former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said Wednesday that Democrats need to be as tough as Republicans to win more elections.

“Michelle [Obama] always says ‘When they go low, we go high.’ No. No. When they go low, we kick them,” he said as the crowd cheered.

Mr. Holder’s comments came as he was speaking at an event to promote Stacy Abrams, the Democrat nominee for Georgia’s gubernatorial race.

Mr. Holder stressed that this New Democratic Party is “proud as hell” and has to be willing to fight.

(Read more at the Washington Times)

3f. Professor calls for harassing Republicans at restaurants, sticking ‘fingers in their salads’

In a 17 October 2018 Washington Times article, the Times shows how incivility thrives in academia.

The University of Mississippi has condemned a tweet by a faculty member that called on activists to abandon civility and harass Republican senators in public.

“Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all,” James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology, tweeted from his @Insurgent_Prof account on Oct. 6, the day Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh was sworn into the Supreme Court.

“Put your whole damn fingers in their salads,” he wrote. “Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility.”

Without specifically naming Mr. Thomas, Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter issued a statement Sunday condemning a “recent social media post by a UM faculty member,” Campus Reform reported.

“A recent social media post by a UM faculty member did not reflect the values articulated by the university, such as respect for the dignity of each individual and civility and fairness,” Mr. Vitter wrote. “While I passionately support free speech, I condemn statements that encourage acts of aggression. I urge all members of the Ole Miss community to demonstrate civility and respect for others and to honor the ideal of diversity of thought that is a foundational element of the academy.”

(Read more at the Washington Times)

4. Democrats lead in acts of violence

4a. Diners confront Mitch McConnell at restaurant, get told to ‘leave him alone’ by others

Fox News

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

4b. Rep. Andy Harris is trapped in office by protesters

The Daily Caller presents a story of the grief visited on a Republican during the Kavanaugh hearings.

Pot-smoking protesters tried to force their way into Maryland Republican Rep. Andy Harris’ office on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

According to Jennifer Bendery, a reporter for The Huffington Post, the Capitol Police confirmed that protesters pushed in the door to Harris’ office and claimed that the congressman was “assaulted.” Video of the incident does not corroborate an assault.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

4c. Senator Cruz chased out of DC restaurant by Democrat protesters

A 24 September 2018 Daily Caller article details the events where protesters accosted Senator Cruz and his wife while they ate at a DC restaurant.

Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz was chased out of a DC restaurant by protesters on Monday night, according to video posted on Twitter.

Two videos were posted by “Smash Racism DC” and they show a large group of protesters chanting “We believe survivors” in reference to sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at Sen. Cruz and his wife, Heidi Cruz.

One video shows a protester confronting Sen. Cruz and his wife as they entered the restaurant. Sen. Cruz tells the woman “God bless you” before attempting to take a seat at a table.

After the protesters surround the table, Sen. Cruz tells Mrs. Cruz, “Let’s go ahead and go” and puts on his jacket to leave.

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

(Read more at Daily Caller)

4d. Rep. Scalise warns of the violence that the Left instigates

The Daily Caller quotes Steve Scalise in a 7 September 2018 article as he points out the reckless attacks by the political and media Left.

The political left needs to do a better job of policing its members who are “inciting” violence, according to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who narrowly survived a politically-motivated mass assassination attempt in July 2017.

Noting recent instances of violence against Republicans, Scalise said that “some on the left are inciting this violence and frankly they should be called out on it.” He added that some Democrats are “almost encouraging” political violence.

The Louisiana Republican made the comments on an episode of Republican Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy’s podcast, Plaidcast, which aired on Friday.

“You’ve got some people on the Left, that just want this idea of resist and ignore the fact that [Trump] is president, they want to interrupt the ability of congress to do its job and of course you’ve got death threats and literal attacks on lives and frankly I want to see the Left stand up to this,” Scalise said.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

A Summary of a Federal Rant that Should Not Have Happened


Federal Judge Ponsor claims Biblical views on sexuality violate international law.

Although the LGBT Lawsuit is Dismissed Against Pastor Lively,

Judge Ponsor Attacks the Pastor’s Christian Faith

As reported in a 6 June 2017 World News Daily article, a federal judge acted in a manner unbecoming of the office.

“A federal judge has unleashed a venomous attack on a Christian ministry leader for his biblical perspective on homosexuality after the judge found the law wouldn’t allow him to continue a lawsuit by homosexual activists in Uganda.

Judge Michael Ponsor issued an order that granted American pastor Scott Lively a summary judgment in a lawsuit brought by foreign LGBT activists, Sexual Minorities Uganda, also known as SMUG.

They sued Lively, a commentator for WND, for ‘sharing his biblical views on homosexuality during three visits to Uganda in 2002 and 2009,’ according to Liberty Counsel, which defended him.

Ponsor concluded that federal law didn’t give him jurisdiction to hear and rule on claims of damages in Uganda from SMUG members, so he dismissed the case with a summary judgment.

However, he wrote more than 20 more pages of diatribe against Lively’s beliefs.

Ponsor described Lively’s statements and opinions regarding homosexuality as “vicious and frightening,” and he said the pastor’s perspectives ranged from ‘the ludicrous to the abhorrent.’

He quoted Lively’s comments exposing the homosexual content in Naziism and fascism, and he charged Lively with trying ‘to make gay people scapegoats for practically all of humanity’s ills.’

(Read more — including a link to Ponsor’s rant — at World News Daily) “

A 2013 US Supreme Court Decision Helps Pastor Lively Pass on a Long Court Battle

A 7 June 2017 article at OneNewsNow provides certain insights to the Lively case.

“A minister and pro-family activist has won a five-year legal battled despite a federal judge who complained about his biblical beliefs.

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Ponsor denounced Scott Lively’s ‘crackpot bigotry’ against homosexuals but acknowledged in his ruling that the Massachusetts court lacked jurisdiction in the case.

Liveley was represented by Liberty Counsel attorneys in a case dating back to 2012, when a Uganda-based homosexual group sued in federal court under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) that allows foreigners to sue American citizens.

Lively’s legal fight was helped by a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that limited the scope of the ATS, which meant Posnor’s courtroom lacked jurisdiction, the judge acknowledged.

The group that sued Lively is Sexual Minorities Uganda, or SMUG, which was represented by the George Soros-funded Center for Constitutional Rights.

A vocal critic of homosexuality and its activists, Lively leads Abiding Truth Ministries. He visited Uganda numerous times to encourage church leaders there to promote traditional families and fight pro-homosexual activism in the African country.

Homosexual acts remains illegal throughout most of Africa, including Uganda, where a controversial law was struck down that included life imprisonment.

Lively told The Daily Best, a left-wing news website, that he supports ‘basic human rights’ for Uganda’s homosexuals but not laws that normalize homosexuality.

‘I don’t support invasion of privacy. I have never advocated hatred or violence against anyone,’ he told the website.

Liberty Counsel attorney Mat Staver tells OneNewsNow that Judge Ponsor should have dismissed the case in 2013 after the Supreme Court ruling, which Staver calls a ‘death knell’ to Lively’s case and others similar to it.

Instead of dismissing it then, says Staver, Ponsor  chose to use the opinion to hurl insults as Pastor Lively that are completely devoid in the record.

It’s troubling to imagine what action the judge would have taken, Staver observes, if the Supreme Court ruling had not scrapped the lawsuit.”

Pastor Lively and Liberty Counsel Step Forward to Clear the Pastor’s Name

An 8 June 2017 Liberty Counsel press release hints at the plans Liberty Counsel has for Judge Ponsor.

“Earlier this week federal Judge Michael A. Ponsor ruled that he lacked jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit against Pastor Scott Lively by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Company that the federal Alien Tort Statute (ATS) does not allow a foreign citizen to sue a U.S. citizen in America alleging violation of some international law. Even though the court dismissed the case in favor of Lively, due to the prejudicial and immaterial findings and outrageous statements by Judge Ponsor, today Liberty Counsel filed an appeal to strike Judge Ponsor’s language that was not necessary to the disposition of the case.

Judge Ponsor should have dismissed the case in 2013, when asked to do so following the Supreme Court opinion. Instead, he forced Lively to needlessly endure four more years of intense litigation and discovery by the army of lawyers working for the Center for Constitutional Rights, an organization that has received funding from George Soros.

Judge Ponsor had no choice but to follow clear U.S. Supreme Court precedent when he ruled this week the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case. That should have been the end of the matter. But, Judge Ponsor, known for his support of the LGBT agenda, went on to appease the LGBT activists by making unlawful ‘findings,’ including that Pastor Lively violated international law of ‘crimes against humanity.’

Judge Ponsor had correctly concluded that he lacks jurisdiction over the lawsuit brought under the Alien Tort Statute by the Ugandan homosexual activists, because SMUG had failed to bring forth any evidence that Lively did anything illegal in the United States. Judge Ponsor correctly found that Lively ‘supplied no financial backing,’ and ‘he directed no physical violence, he hired no employees and he provided no supplies or other material support’ to alleged ‘crimes’ supposedly committed by various people in Uganda.

However, Judge Ponsor improperly littered his Order with a prolonged tirade against Lively, badly distorting his Christian views and activism, and insulting him with such unbecoming epithets as ‘crackpot bigot,’ ‘pathetic,’ ‘ludicrous,’ ‘abhorrent’ and numerous others. Even more egregiously, and even though he admittedly lacked jurisdiction to rule on SMUG’s claims, Judge Ponsor purported to conclude, without even a pretense of legal or factual analysis, that Lively’s Christian beliefs and pro-family activism violated ‘international law’ and that Lively’s peaceful speaking on homosexuality in Uganda somehow ‘aided and abetted’ crimes supposedly committed by people Lively has never even spoken to or met. “

Tweets on the Topic of Ponsor’s Rants

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Aggrivating Inconsistencies Shown by Social Media Platforms, Governmental Entities (Part 1)


Bias Displayed by Twitter

A 7 June 2017 posting by mrcTV pointed out the hypocrisy of Twitter and other social media platforms:

“Over the weekend, Twitter stopped grieving dad, Don Rosenberg, from promoting his tweets telling the story of his son Drew, killed by Roberto Galo, who entered the country illegally.

According to the Californians for Population Stabiliziation (CAPS), the ad stoppage occurred after Rosenberg launched TV ads in San Francisco last week as local and national news outlets picked up the story. (See ad in video below.)

https://www.mrctv.org/embed/500586

‘It’s ironic. Social media outlets like Twitter say they can’t stop terrorists from using their platforms to execute horrific plots, but in a heartbeat, Twitter can stop us from telling Drew’s story’ said Rosenberg. ‘Twitter wants to stop us from spreading the story about Drew’s death at the hands of someone who entered our country illegally and was shielded by sanctuary city policies. Twitter calls my son’s story offensive, vulgar, obscene.’

In a press release CAPS claims Twitter told Rosenberg that he can’t tweet the ads based on “our Hate, Sensitive Topics, and Violence policy. Violating content includes, but is not limited to, that which is offensive, vulgar, or obscene.’

Don Rosenberg is the father of Drew Rosenberg, killed by Roberto Galo November 16, 2010.

According to CAPS, Galo entered the country illegally and had been stopped by police in San Francisco for driving without a license or insurance, going the wrong way down a one-way street.

(Read more at mrcTV)

Luckily, Twitter and YouTube do not coordinate their demonstrations of bias. I say that because the Crowdifornia channel on YouTube still contains the ad removed from Don Rosenberg’s Twitter feed. Therefore, at least currently, all of us can take the ad that Twitter hates and tweet it.

Facebook Follows Mark Zuckerburg’s Bias

As reflected in the following tweet and the article attached to that tweet, it seems that Facebook has shut down a group of Trump supporters consisting of 132,000 members.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Politically-Correct Conflicts within British Constabulary

As demonstrated by the 4 a.m. arrest of Tommy Robinson on charges of improperly recording a journalistic report, it seems that British police have no problem harassing right-wing reporters. On the other hand, Khuram Butt was known to police, but not under surveillance prior to the London Bridge attack. Never mind that he had been kicked out of a London mosque for his radical views and had been prominantly featured in a documentary named The Jihadis Next Door.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Do you want to support free political speech?


Let’s fill up the vehicle with LL Bean stuff.

Do you want to support a company that counters trends by keeping US jobs?

In a 9 January 2017 article on Townhall, Christine Rousselle shares a tale about the efforts of those who would drive anyone who would support Trump out of business (and the response to their actions).

“L.L. Bean Executive Chairman Shawn Gorman was not pleased to see that his company had been included on the ‘Grab Your Wallet’ boycott list because of board member Linda Bean’s public support of Donald Trump. In a statement posted on the company’s Facebook page, Gorman explained that Linda Bean is just one of more 50 members of the extended Bean family involved in running the company, and that the company is home to many people of diverse political viewpoints and does not want to endorse any candidate. Gorman called the boycott ‘misguided’ and asked for Grab Your Wallet to please remove the company from the list.

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fllbean%2Fposts%2F10154557395087415&width=500

Grab Your Wallet, however, said that they will not remove the company from the boycott list until Linda Bean is ousted from the board.

‘Rather than devote their energies to crafting long, carefully constructed PR statements, we recommend L.L. Bean think long and hard about whether or not Linda Bean’s continued presence on the board is worth losing the volume of consumers the company will continue to lose for as long as she retains formal ties to the company,’ Coulter said.

This may be my Maine bias showing, but it seems rather counter-productive to order a boycott of a company that is committed to keeping jobs in the United States and still makes all of its boots in a factory in Maine. L.L. Bean produces quality products, and this boycott demand is dumb. “

I suggest supporting companies that keep jobs in America and allow free speech within their ranks; therefore, I will spend money there.

As for the anti-Trump tweeters, it seems that they want to deny Ms. Bean her free speech (exercised here only through her allocation of funds for Mr. Trump) while exercising their rights freely via their pocketbooks and their platforms on Twitter.  While both the anti-Trumpsters and Ms. Bean should (and do) have the same the same first amendment rights, it seems the anti-Trumpsters are successfully also showing their hypocrisy.

Twitter users speak out

Pro-Trump Tweets

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Anti-Trump tweets

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js