InterChurch News 

'Communicating to the necessities of the saints.' -Romans 12:13 (ASV)

 Vol. VIII #15 | August 1 - 14, 2020 

 

 Hate crimes: California's Junipero Serra statues torn down, vandalized in Democrat-run cities 

'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.' -Animal Farm

More News and Notable: Local

Downtown Santa Monica is quiet in what should be the height of summer tourism business after Black Lives Matter riots erupted following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. 

Storefront windows were smashed and stores looted.

Black Lives Matter chapter websites do not denounce the destruction and looting stemming from protests.

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Editorial Page




July 31, 2020 

Two campaign promises Trump must make to clinch the November 3rd win

President Donald J. Trump is the right leader at the right time to protect us from certain Socialist Democrat oppression, the COVID-19 economic crisis and the Red Sea of media corruption.

Trump will lead us into the promised land of constitutionally protected First Amendment freedom.

If not already a 2020 reelection slam dunk (remember slam dunks?), president Trump and the Republican Party can clinch up and down wins November 3 if his campaign promises Republicans will:

  1. Nominate Texas Senator Ted Cruz for the next U.S. Supreme Court justice seat.
  2. Provide a pathway to citizenship for the 11+ million undocumented immigrant Hispanics through military or community service.

Ted Cruz is a highly repected conservative, constitutional attorney who has argued nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

At 49, he would be the youngest of the sitting justices and though he has never been a judge (not required) -- a Cruz nomination would secure conservative Christian wisdom needed on the bench.

The promise of nominating Cruz to the Supreme Court would galvanize conservative voters to work even harder this election -- motivated to replace two -- even three -- court seats with a Trump selection.

Leaving America a conservative Supreme Court for decades to come is a lasting legacy Trump can deliver to safeguard our children's future and the institutions for which we stand.

And if Trump promises a pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented Hispanics living and working in America -- we can start 2021 with a new chapter and vision for the future. 

We need the wall. In 2019, over 850,00 individuals were apprehended between ports of entry on our Southwest Border according U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The constant inflow of unregulated refugees or persons entering into the country create real economic, health and safety concerns for Americans.

It is worth noting refugees in Central and South America risk dying to get to America -- they flee corrupt, cartel-controlled countries, travel through corrupt, cartel-controlled countries, face hunger and die in American deserts from thirst and exposure.

Many -- if not most -- are sincere Catholics or Protestants. 

The pathway to citizenship Trump could offer is that at least one family member serves a minimum of two years in the military or community service.

And after two years of honorable service, the immediate family of the one who served is guarranteed a fast track citizenship. 

There has been a path to citizenship via military service, however legal permanent resident status is required (green card) -- and not a 100% of the citizenship applicants are then granted.

A pathway to citizenship through military or community service is a win-win in November.

The Party of Lincoln, should be the politcal party to initiate a bold path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented Hispanics working and living in fear of arrest and deportation.

Earned citizenship -- earned respect. It's the right move.

American consevative evangelicals are ready today to vote -- November cannot arrive fast enough. We've heard and seen enough. 

For example:

Robert Mueller's special counsel team concluded it 'did not identify evidence that any U.S. persons conspired or coordinated with [Russian social media campaign] and further it 'did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.'

Repeat: 'Did not identify evidence ... did not establish'

We witnessed aggressive, sometimes pre-dawn FBI raids at the offices and homes of Trump associates Paul Manafort (a campaign manager), Michael Cohen (attorney) and Roger Stone (friend).

According to 'The Mueller Report,' the special counsel 'issued 2,800 supoenas, 500 search and seizure warrants, interviewed nearly 500 witnesses... almost 80 before a grand jury.'  

Trump was falsly accused for two years of being 'a traitor' by liberal media talking heads. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC salivated nightly over 'we got him now' innuendos and false leaks.

Does anyone -- other than conservatives -- refer to the Mueller report today?

We witnessed Democrats politically lynch judge Brett Kavanaugh -- a Catholic -- during his job interview as U.S. Supreme Court justice nominee.

Democrat Senators Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker blindsided and smeared Kavanaugh in front of his children -- and the public courtroom of America -- with allegations of sexual assault.

We witnessed Democrats rush to impeach the president on hearsay testimony over quid pro quo allegations of Trump withholding appropriated weapons to Ukraine to wrest political favors. 

This Democrat lynch mob impeached the president in a near party line House vote -- which failed in the Senate. It was spearheaded by California Congressman Adam Schiff (D). Enough said. 

This week, a feeding frenzy ensued among House Democrats as they sat Attorney General William Barr in view who said he doesn't believe systemic racism exists in law enforcement -- or in America.

Barr also defended the right of federal government to protect federal buildings -- when local government fails -- as in the case of Portland, Oregon which placates unhappy ex-2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders minions.

For over four months, we have witnessed the shut down of California's jobs, schools and the silencing of in-person church services by Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom who failed to protect small businesses in Long Beach and Santa Monica from Black Lives Matter protestors and looters. 

We witnessed Democrat-run cities allow 'Black Lives Matter' graffiti to be painted on public streets -- including in front of NYC's Trump Tower.

A .com organization with several branches in America, Black Lives Matter advocates defunding police; BLM is 'queer affirming,' Their chapter websites do not condemn the destruction and looting of businesses since May 25 (George Floyd's arrest and death) nor the beatings of store owners protecting their stores.

Conservatives are ready to cast their vote. 

Trump can clinch the win November 3 if the campaign adds two new promises:

1) Promise to nominate Ted Cruz as the next Supreme Court nominee.

2) Promise Hispanics an opportunity to earn citizenship by providing a genuine pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants already in the United States through military or community service.

And may God bless president Donald J. Trump.

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Stage 2: Santa Monica's famed Third Street Promenade (upper, L)  is absent shoppers in what normally is the peak of summer tourism in July.  About a dozen storefronts on and near the Promenade are still boarded up (below) after windows were smashed and stores looted when Black Lives Matter street protests erupted following the death of George Floyd. BLack Lives Matter chapter websites have yet to condemn the destruction and looting of small businesses locally and throughout America.


 

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The Missing Life Lesson: The $20 Counterfeit Bill -- The Black Owner is Now Dead, America is Burning 

Riverside, Calif., InterChurch News, June 5, 2020

Warning: graphic images in links to 'black Christian lives slaughtered in NIgeria' and 'Islamic State beheaded, crucified, raped and was trafficking in human souls.'

A $20 counterfeit bill.

America burns from protests and looting stemming from the death of George Floyd -- a black man -- while under arrest in Minneapolis for passing a counterfeit $20 bill.

We emphatically support law enforcement and President Donald Trump's offer to employ federal troops to cities in chaos.

We support curfews and Martial Law to restore law and order to our country.

In Minneapolis, 530 businesses have either been looted or vandalized -- at least 67 businesses were destroyed by fire.

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and Long Beach businesses were looted and set on fire by protesters and looters who outnumbered police. The National Guard was called.

Prior to this outrage, Californians were ordered to stay home for two months from Governer Gavin Newsom. Public gatherings were prohibited.

Churches -- who hold peaceful assemblies -- were forced to close their doors. 

Businesses folded. People lost their dreams, jobs, lives and faith-based activities over the coronavirus non-essential worker 'stay home' Orders.

What happened to George Floyd in Minnepolis is tragic. 

But, the aftermath of his untimely and unneccesary death -- is even worse. Looting major stores, mom and pop businesses across America, smashing windows, setting fires and destroying the livelihood of hopeful, hardworking innocent people -- is a national disgrace. 

Protestors attempt to separate themselves from looters -- like sheep and goats. But law enforcement is forced to be occupied with the shouting protestors without leadership -- and looters take advantage. 

The silent majority watches: they see a double standard. Hundreds to thousands of often unmasked and not socially distanced protestors gather in streets -- against the COVID-19 restrictions. Looters roam freely destroying stores.

All this as the state set a maximum of 100 persons to assemble and pray in churches. Megachurch in-person services hold between 1000 to 3000 Christians.

Black lives matter. Yes, they do. But what about pandemic Orders? What about other people's lives?

Where is Black Lives Matter when black men kill black men -- if black lives matter?

The FBI's 'Crime in The United States, 2018report states while whites were responsible for 234 of the 2,925 black-African Americans murdered that year, 2,600 of those murders were by black-African Americans.

Twenty-six hundred. 

In comparison, 3,315 whites were murdered in 2018: 2,677 by whites, 514 by black-African Americans.

In 2016, Harvard University economcs professor Roland G. Fryer published 'An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force' and found 'on non-lethal uses of force, blacks and Hispanics are more than fifty percent more likely to experience some form of force in interactions with police.' 

But to his surprise, Fryer --  a black man -- found that 'on the most extreme use of force -- officer-involved shootings -- we find no racial differences in either the raw data or when contextual factors are taken into account.'

Black Lives Matter. Yes. And black Christian lives slaughtered in Nigeria on or around Christmas Day 2019 by Islamic State matter (Warning: graphic images).

Black Lives Matter was silent in 2014-2015 when Islamic State beheaded, crucified, raped and was trafficking human souls -- Christian and non-Muslim -- in Iraq and Syria (Warning: graphic images).

A protest then would have spoke volumes for their 'lives matter' cause. But there was silence in American streets.

The now fired and arrested white police officer -- Derek Chauvin -- and his fellow officers (also fired and arrested) deserve a trial. Justice demands their day in court. Let all the evidence be presented.

An edited cell phone image does not convict someone of murder in America. It might in a third world country. But not here. 

The missing life lesson: If Floyd knowingly passed a $20 counterfeit bill to buy a pack of cigarettes, then this seemingly insignificant act set off a chain of other actions which became a catalyst for a perfect storm.

Maybe Floyd's preferred legacy would be: 'Don't do what I did.'  

A counterfeit $20 bill. And America is burning.

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Not an Epidemic

Riverside, Calif., InterChurch News, May 17, 2020

'The angel of death has flown over,' said author and social critic Oz Guinness recently in reference to the coronavirus pandemic spreading -- like the flu -- across the world.

California's March 19 response to the coronavirus spread was to order it's essentially-healthy taxpayer workforce to stay home.

For California, 'stay home' has lasted two months.

For two months, the California business engine has been quiet, schools closed.

To date, 87,315 U.S. deaths are associated with the contagious COVID-19 disease.

Yet, COVID-19 is not an epidemic.

And to date, the CDC's Coronavirus site uses terms like COVID-19 illness, disease, virus, community spread, outbreak and yes, pandemic.

The missing word: epidemic.

An epidemic threshold does not a pandemic make. 

The coronavirus case-fatality ratio (CFR) in the United States -- with the exception of New York City -- does not meet the epidemic threshold set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to gage the severity of flu spreads.

Here's why: The B.C. (Before Covid) CDC epidemic threshold -- comparing the number of confirmed cases with the nunber of confirmed deaths -- for a flu spread was 7.3%. *

It's simple math: Cases divided by 7.3%  equals the number of deaths required to upgrade a flu spread to an 'epidemic threshold' status.

In a February 24, 2020 summary, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported a COVID-19 case-fatality ratio of 2.3% (1023 deaths among 44,672 confirmed cases). 

And it's not apples and oranges to apply the CDC flu epidemic threshold to the COVID-19 disease.

As of May 15, a sampling of U.S. COVID-19 cases and deaths reveal the CDC's 7.3 % epidemic threshold is not there -- again with the  exception of New York City's outbreak:

Riverside County: 5,618 cases x 7.3% = 410 deaths (242 is the actual death number reported, or about 4.3%). 

California: 76,793 cases x 7.3% = 5,605 deaths (3,204 actual death number reported, or about 4.2%). 

U.S.: 1,435,098 cases x 7.3% = 104,762 deaths (87,315 CDC deaths reported, or about 6.2%). **

New York City: 189,031 cases x 7.3% = 13,799 (15,756 confirmed deaths, or about 8.4% -- exceeds epidemic threshold.  

A recent New York Times article, 'Your Nose Itches. Is it Allergies, Flu or the Coronavirus?' states 'the vast majority of those infected [with COVID-19] get only mild cases that often resemble the flu.'

That article is an excerpt from a chapter in a March New York Times free e-book guide to coronavirus. Interviewing Dr. Amesh Adalja, a John Hopkins Center for Health Security infectious disease specialist, the article sums up:

'The general advice for people who get sick with the flu or coronavirus is very similar: rest and drink plenty of fluid.' 

Contracting COVID-19 is not an automatic death sentence.

So let's do the math:

The New York Times in mid-March and late April basically equates flu with coronavirus and prescribes a standard 'stay home if your sick' routine.

The CDC's epidemic threshold formula disqualifies the vast majority of towns, cities counties -- even states -- as not having a coronavirus epidemic.

On March 19, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered California's vast essentially-healthy taxpayer workforce to stay home to 'flatten the curve' of projected oncoming hospitalizations.

California flattened the curve. By April 29, Riverside County reported only 215 COVID-19-related hospitalizations -- 9000 had been projected.

Requested by Newsom and arriving March 26 as a backup hospital, the 1000 bed hospital ship USNS Mercy ported out of Los Angeles May 15 after treating only 77 patients for non-COVID-19 ailments.

Newsom's stay home chalkboard has not seen an eraser since March 19. In fact, his March 19 order to 'stay home' has confined-to-quarters essentially-healthy taxpayers for two months. 

Does it add up?

Or is what we've got here a 'failure to communicate?' ***

References: The CDC's 7.3% flu epidemic threshold dropped recently to 6.6% noted in the May 9 Pnuemonia and Flu Mortality Weekly Report. Coincidentally, the CDC's reported U.S. mortality total for the 2017-2018 flu season was revised from the two year standing at 80,00 deaths to suddently 61,000 during the COVID-19 crisis.

** New York state reports over 27,000 COVID-19 related deaths to date -- nearly 1/3 of total U.S. COVID-19 related deaths. If New York state averaged in with the nationwide COVID-19 death toll, the U.S. COVID-19 related death rate would reduce from the 6.2% to about 4.1%. 

*** 'What we've got here is a failure to communicate.' Quote from 1967 movie 'Cool Hand Luke' said by a prison warden and later sarcastically restated from escaped convict (Paul Newman) -- serving time for stealing from city parking meters.

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And to Those Who 'Have'

Riverside, Calif., InterChurch News, April 9, 2020


Dear Haves:

Please expedite the first wave of coronavirus stimulus payments to Have-not Californians.

Why?

'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.'

To mitigate COVID-19, the Haves -- California's political and public health officials -- ordered school kids to sit out the rest of the school year (June 19th) and 'non-essential' workers to stay home until May 1st.

Tell a single mom working at SuperCuts or in a school cafeteria she's non-essential. Tell a Uber driver or a landscaper feeding a family of four -- they are non-essential.

Non-essentials filed for unemployment: 16.8 million nationwide in three weeks; California has processed 2.1 million claims since March 1st -- over 900,000 in the most recent week.

'Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.'

Public health orders prohibit owners of motels and hotels from renting rooms to non-essentials, to regular traveling folk -- so as to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Instead, rather than face total vacancy, they can convert clean suites to emergency beds for the at-risk homeless, to those infected with the COVID-19 virus or -- to 'essential' workers (good luck not getting infected themselves and renting rooms in the future).

'Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.'

It's puzzling the public is ordered to stay home to 'flatten the curve' of COVID-19 -- and to do so lose paychecks, jobs, businesses and fall further

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into debt, facing rent, mortgages -- putting food before bills.

And at the same time, under stress about their job loss, mounting bills, they are ordered to wear masks, bandanas, face coverings as they go outside and into grocery stores, convenience stores -- and banks.

'And lead us not into temptation ...'

The coronavirus has taken away jobs, paychecks weekly church gatherings, strolls in the parks, beaches and ski slopes.

The Haves are pulling up the anchors of the Have-nots.

'... but deliver us from evil.'

In Riverside County, less than 35 people as of this writing are known to have died from COVID-19.

That's in a popluation of over 2.2 million.

Will the virus beat us? It's destroying our economic harbor, and isolating us from the pier of our religious institutions.

How long will the Have-nots remain patient with what the Haves have demanded of them?

Politicians get steady checks and benefits during the American coronavirus crisis. Public health officials ... 'essential' workers get their paychecks.

The stay-at-home honeymoon (ha) will fade quickly after Easter.

The Have-nots -- the Californians that have not see one, two, three or more paychecks and have not heard from an overwhelmed Economic Development Department -- need stimulus checks ASAP.

And secondly, they -- as the great American hard workers they are -- need to get back to work.

Amen. 

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Obey the authority first; question later

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Riverside, Calif., InterChurch News, March 18, 2020

As California graples with coronavirus fears, the tangible loss of jobs, closures of schools, churches and empty shelves at markets, Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested the use of martial law -- if neccesary.

Gov. Newsom put the California National Guard on alert.

There are lines at gun shops.

In Riverside County, our church, schools, jobs and LA Fitness workouts are controlled by one man: Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the Public Health Officer.of the County of Riverside.

Until the coronavirus, Dr. Kaiser -- who graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2003 -- worked concurrently from the public spotlight as a County family practitioner earning an annual base salary of over $250,000 in 2018.

Dr. Kaiser has risen from obscurity to combat COVID-19 and is exerting the power to control -- and save -- the lives of 2.4 million people in Riverside County.

Dr. Kaiser's orders on March 12, 1316 -- endorsed by County Counsel Gregory P. Priamos -- closed doors to schools, jobs, synagogues, churches and mosques even as their communities prepare for Passover, Easter and Ramadan in April.

Does the County ... does Dr. Kaiser, have the authority to limit a constitutionally protected church service -- or any religious service -- to 10 persons? 

The potential fallout to suddenly move church online is indeed concerning to the health of congregational infrastructure and funding. 

But so is COVID-19. 

Of the 16 confirmed cornavirus cases in Riverside County, three elderly persons in Coachella have died as of March 17 and two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in western Riverside County.

Riverside County is a haven for retirees, retirement communities and nursing homes with its high desert-like weather -- Palm Springs, Hemet, Sun City are high density populations of aging babyboomers and beyond.

InterChurch News reached out to the County Counsel's office to cite a Health and Safety Code or Government Code that specifies Public Health's jurisdiction over religious institutions. 

At this writing, the Counsel's office has not responded.

Churches are complying -- but pastors have said on websites they have sought or are seeking clarification from the County and church attorneys. 

Churches are non-profit corporations vested in people and communities; some believe they are as necessary as hospitals.

However, to not obey the evolving orders of Dr. Kaiser, puts parishioners and the community-at-large in jeopardy of contracting COVID-19 -- which is a proven killer.

We can point to the 22,000 deaths in America so far from this season's flu: 'Yeah well, they haven't forced churches to go online over that!'

Or the 80,000 deaths in America during the flu season of 2017-2018: 'Yeah well, they didn't shut down schools and churches then!'

But this virus is something new, there is no vaccine, it could mutate; Newt Gingrich who lives in Italy -- the new coronavirus epicenter -- said America needs to 'act now,' and 'act big.' 

For churches not yet in full compliance: it's one thing to take a personal risk to seek fellowship in a church tonight.

It is quite another to wake up and put innocent family members, coworkers and cashiers at risk tomorrow.

In the Book of James it says:

"... you say to them 'Go in peace, be warmed and filled,' without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?"

"So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead' (James 2:16-17).

Dr. Kaiser needs our prayers for wisdom -- and our full cooperation. 

Obey the authority first, ask questions later. 

Or Riverside will soon be under martial law. 

God bless. 

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Mr. President: Stop Name-Calling Citizens 

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Riverside, Calif., InterChurch News, October 16, 2018

'Horseface.'

What harm can one name-calling tweet do?

Relishing the recent news cycle, president Trump and the Republican Party seemed to be on the road to good -- if not excellent -- mid-term results.

Voter eyes were opened wide during the Democrats' media cyber-lynching of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh . -- accused by three women within 13 days of attempted rape, gang rape and indecent exposure from alleged incidents way back in high school.

The Democrats -- primarily Sen. Dianne Feinstein's -- inability to protect the privacy of the first and primary accuser, Dr. Christine Blassey Ford, as well as to respect the name and legal rights of Judge Kavanaugh, was inexusable.

Nevertheless, Judge Kavanaugh was narrowly confirmed on a Senate party line vote following an FBI investigation that found 'no corroboration' to the allegations.

A brutal, but lasting triumph for president Donald Trump.

There were two hurricane news stories -- Forence and Michael. America witnessed quick and effecient relief responses by Washington D.C.

America saw the president walking in the devastated neighborhoods and handing out bottled water to survivors. 

The First Lady is seen in a rare interview while touring Africa -- it is well received.

Two days later, a '60 Minutes' interview with president Trump by veteran journalist Leslie Stahl also went politically well for Trump -- no fatal gaffes.  

During the same weekend, imprisoned American pastor Andrew Brunson is released from a Turkish prison after the Trump administration and others intervened.

Within 24-hours, pastor Brunson is in the Oval Office praying for president Trump.

Another victory for conservatism.

Economy reports remain solid. America is working. The stock market rebounded.

Even as Sen. Elizabeth Warren reported a DNA test proved she is 1/64th Native American -- the Cherokee nation rebuked her.

More victories.

In the same news cycle, a California federal judge rules in Trump's favor over a defamation lawsuit brought by porn star Stormy Daniels.

She will owe Trump's legal fees. 

Three weeks of good news for Donald Trump -- and the hopeful Republican 'Red Wave' in November is looking good.

But then ..

But then the president tweeted early Tuesday morning:

"'Federal Judge throws out Stormy Daniels lawsuit versus Trump. Trump entitled to full legal fees.' @FoxNews Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!" 

'Horseface:' One word. One name-call. An unnecessary tweet.

Is the mid-term Red Wave vaporized with one tweet?

What the president did is wrong. 'Horseface' is an indecent remark to a female American citizen from the White House.

Indecent: a) improper b) morally offensive; obscene (Websters New World Dictionary, 2002).

Daniels' reputation as a porn star, stripper and Trump-suer does not warrant name-calling from the president.

Not only is it morally wrong, name-calling will turn public opinion (voters) -- in her favor.

A careless tweet may stall a donation or cause a conservative pastor to hesitate in encouraging his 150-member church on Sunday to vote on Tuesday.

It puts Daniels alleged pre-presidential illicit affair with Trump back in the news cycle -- erasing weeks of well-earned favorable news.

The Bible says: "There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing" (Proverbs 12:18).

Jesus said: "I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned" (Matthew 12:36-37).

The 2016 Trump victory is shared by Americans who desire to "drain the swamp" and make America great again.

But inappropriate remarks or tweets of a women's features -- even as public figures are fair and legal game for ridicule (see Saturday Night Live) -- will not set well with conservative Evangelical voters. 

Public name-calling from the president ignites the baseness in society -- it lowers the bar for bullying in public schools, in workplaces or waiting in line at a fast food restaurant.

Mr. President: Name-calling needs to end today. 

.References: 1. 'The 487 People, Places and Things Trump has insulted on Twitter,' -NY Times.

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Kavanaugh's SCOTUS Job Interview - A National Disgrace

Riverside, Calif., InterChurch NewsOctober 6, 2018

Attempted rape. Flasher. Serial gang rapist.

Brett Kavanaugh?

After the 'he said, she said' Ford-Kavanaugh Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said,

'Candidly, in the 25 years on this Committee, I have never seen a nominee for any position behave in that manner.' 

Attempted rape. Flasher. Serial gang rapist.

Three sexual assault accusations were leveled at 53-year old SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh within 13 days.

He sat down to face the Senate Judiciary Committee September 27th. In real time, it was still a job interview.

He was alleged to have committed these crimes by three female accusers in three separate incidents while in his high school and college years.

He took a seat before the Judiciary to defend his -- and his family's -- good name and honor. 

Attempted rape. Flasher. Serial gang rapist.

Was he angry? Yes. Was he partisan? Well, he called a spade a spade.

Kavanaugh called the accusations, 'A calculated and orchestrated political hit.'

Was he too emotional? 

Consider: Democratic senators (who otherwise preach tolerance) mob-interrogated Kavanaugh, who is an otherwise well-respected practicing Catholic and jurist.

Kavanaugh -- to them -- was guilty without a trial. Yet, there was 'no corroboration' from named witnesses of his first and 'attempted rape' accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

NO matter. Her '100%' sure-it-was-him testimony alone was enough to convict. Somebody get a rope. 

Attempted rape. Flasher. Serial gang rapist.

Sixty-five women from high school to the present vouched for Kavanaugh's character in a signed letterSixty-five.

Kavanaugh had passed six FBI background checks in his professional life. 

Attempted rape. Flasher. Serial gang rapist.

The print, broadcast and social media echoed each and every new conceived allegation. There were protests, sit-ins, hate letters ... Judge Kavanaugh was portrayed as a sexual predator, a liar, a drunk -- a white, privileged, beer keg guzzling male. 

One MSNBC female commentator piped in: 'He looks like someone who would do something like that.'

Attempted rape. Flasher. Serial gang rapist.

Flashback to the late Sen. John McCain. As an American Vietnam War POW in Hanoi -- McCain was tortured repeatedly by his captors: physically, but also with lies, propaganda and mental fatigue.

He broke. McCain finally broke. And Kavanaugh broke also. He displayed righteous indignation, fighting at times for control of his emotions, flipping pages of notes, repetitive sips of bottled water. Combative. 

Feinstein: 'Candidly, in the 25 years on this Committee, I have never seen a nominee for any position behave in that manner.'

Attempted rape. Flasher. Serial gang rapist.

September 27th may well be a flashpoint in American history. A national Senate Judicial Committee disgrace. A wake up call to decent Americans.

Americans witnessed a respected SCOTUS nominee be sucker-punched with a serious accusation of attempted rape from nearly 40-years ago. Democratic senators, especially Kamala Harris, treated the accused guilty as charged, and the accuser as a wounded heroine. 

This is perhaps criminal.

There is the indignity of Sen. Feinstein not addressing Ford's accusation in a private interview with Kavanaugh when she had ample time and opportunity.

To witness unneccesary visible pain to Kavanaugh's wife, father and mother; how injust it is that he as a father is forced to explain to his children why dad's name is in the news.

It's the failure to administer fairness to judge Kavanaugh by the Senate Judiciary Democrats that ought to awaken the minuteman roots of American conservatives to defeat them in the upcoming mid-terms.

Feinstein: 'Candidly, in the 25 years on this Committee, I have never seen a nominee for any position behave in that manner.'

Republicans will vote November 6. 

As Sen. Lindsey Graham said looking across the Senate chamber that September day at smug Democrats, 'You all want power. I hope you never get it!'

Amen.

.References: 1. Supplemental FBI Investigation Executive Summary, Oct. 4, 2018 2. 'No Corroboration'. The New American, Oct. 5, 2018 3. 'Every man has his breaking point. I had reached mine.' Sen. John McCain's Complicted Moral Legacy on Torture. Vox, Sept.1, 2018. / 4. "You have violated all the camp regulations. You're a black criminal. You must confess your crimes." I said I wouldn't do that, and he asked, "Why are you so disrespectful to the guards?" I answered, "Because the guards treat me like an animal." -John McCain, Prisoner of War: A First-Person Account, US News & World Report, Jan. 1, 2008

Documents: 5. Grassley Letter to Sen. Feinstein re Dr. Ford's July 30 letter, Sept. 19, 2018. 6. Ford Polygraph Report7. Judge Kavanaugh Fires Back at Latest Allegation, Sept. 24, 2018. 8. Grassley Interview w/Kavanaugh Over New Allegations, Sept. 25, 2018. 9.  Dr. Ford's Written Testimony, Sept. 26, 2018. 10. Prepared Written Testimony of Judge Kavanaugh, Sept 26, 2018. 11. Kavanaugh's Summer of 1982 Calendar. 12. Ford ex-boyfriend letter contradicts her fear of flying, small spaces, polygraph testing testimony, October 2, 2018.

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Donald J. Trump: a friend to Evangelicals, U.S. -- and Israel

The Trump-Pence ticket needs to win the White House to 'make American great again.'

This election decision is based on Trump's abilities, the 2016 Republican Party Platform and Trump's embrace of Evangelicals by selecting Indianna Governor Mike Pence as vice-president.

Trump has 'America first' vision: strong economy, business tax relief, a U.S. -Mexico wall, national security, Second Amendment rights and respect for our veterans. 

-October 30, 2016

Photo (L): GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump selects Indianna Governor Mike Pence as his running mate. -Bing Images


Genocide is offensive -- not Trump tweets

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's tweets are tagged 'offensive.'

'Offensive' is Islamic State and Boko Haram committing acts of genocide freely for over two years -- beheadings, mass executions and rape -- on Christians, other religious families and peoples in the Middle East and Nigeria while America slept on President Obama's watch.

That is 'offensive.'

'Offensive' is the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision on June 26, 2015, sanctioning homosexual marriage, equating it to traditional marriage and civil rights and snubbing 30 state constitutional amendments that validated only marriage between one man and one woman.

'Offensive' is president Barak Obama authorizing the White House to be lit up in the six colors of the LGBT flag in celebration of the SCOTUS decision and promote the practice of homosexuality to the 'children in the room,' to our allies -- and enemies. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 1.2 million Americans are infected with HIV,  156,000 are unaware of their infection and therefore 44,000 Americans were infected in 2014 -- 25,000 aged 13 to 24 didn't know they were HIV positive.

'Offensive' is the church's failure to discipline judges, state lawmakers and vice-presidents who separate faith from public policy. 

Betrayal to God and our Constitution is offensive. Sin is offensive. Genocide is offensive. 

Trump's 3 a.m. tweets mock the fourth estates' twisted focus. 

- October 2, 2016 / October 27, 2016

Photo (L): 'There are children in the room.' -AP Image (June 26, 2015).


379 companies underestimate American values, God

Three hundred and seventy-nine of America's finest companies are putting the cart before the horse -- and their employees in the unemployment line -- by favoring same sex marriage in a friend-of-the-court brief filed March 5th.

Yet, the jury is not out on whether the state of homosexuality is due to birth, choice, environment -- or a combination of all three.

The Bible's answer is it falls in the spectrum of a sin nature, the result of a fallen and cursed world in which "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 8:23).

However, acting out homosexuality -- like acting out fornication, adultery, pedophilia, bestiality, or murder -- is warned in the Bible to be a sin severe enough to be punishable by death.

America is a society founded and structured according to a belief in God and Judeo-Christian ethics.

Yet, these 379 American companies petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to rule same-sex marriages as the law of the land in order to save themselves bookkeeping headaches and to attract same-sex married applicants and their families.

In the process of filing friend-of-the-court briefs, these otherwise intelligent company CEOs are throwing out common sense, biology, health risks, the rights of children, tradition, the Bible and God.

Yes, and maybe even their employees jobs.

No American-based company, not a Bank of America, Microsoft or Google, is too big to fail or suffer revenue loss when it comes to an outright attempted takeover of the American public, the rights of children -- and God.

As one evangelist preached: "Prayer and witnessing are the best secret weapons" a Christian has to change hearts and change society. We agree. But America is full of choices of where to spend and invest money.

Avoid "The 379."

 

- May 31, 2015

For a list of "The 379," click here.


Boycott 'The 379'

Ninety to 100 million evangelicals need to ask themselves, "Do I really need Facebook, Twitter and Target? Do I need Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Staples or Bank of America?

These seven companies and 372 others petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule 30 state marriage amendments and redefine marriage to include same-sex couples with full adoption rights. The 379 said in the their friend of the court brief it would improve their recruitment and bookkeeping for all states to recognize same-sex marriages and families.

We disagree. We don't believe redefining "marriage" and "family" is inherently a constitutional right. Historical documents prove our Founding Fathers had Judeo-Christian morals in mind when they wrote "freedom" and "pursuit of happiness," and even to the Fourteenth Amendment's equal protection clause -- that the original intent of these rights were not a license to sin.

 

 - May 21, 2015

 


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