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Nigeria: Over Fifty Boko Haram Attacks on Christians in Six Months Go Unreported

Posted by M. C. on July 6, 2020

You don’t hear about that from the US government nor the media.

Christians…you know, that’s like Christmas and stuff.

Too offensive.

I wonder if these Christians were killed by the same weapons the dead Hillary state department/CIA staffer in Libya was running.

https://www.breitbart.com/africa/2020/07/06/nigeria-over-fifty-boko-haram-attacks-on-christians-in-six-months-go-unreported/

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

Boko Haram Islamic terrorists carried out over “fifty different attacks on different communities between the end of 2019 to June 2020,” the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) has revealed, most of which were “unreported or underreported” by the media.

As Breitbart News reported, EYN — the largest indigenous Christian denomination in the Northeast of Nigeria — has reported the slaughter of more than 8,370 of its members, including 8 pastors, by militants of the Boko Haram Islamic terror group.

The Reverend Joel Billi, president of the EYN, said last week that the church has been the hardest hit by jihadists of any Christian denomination in the country and along with the deaths more than half of EYN’s 586 church buildings were either burned or damaged by Boko Haram.

The extent of the attacks, amounting to what many consider an authentic Christian genocide in the country, is exacerbated by the seemingly willful silence of the global media.

“The Boko Haram factions continue to be responsible for the most appalling violence in northeast Nigeria on an almost daily basis,” said Mervyn Thomas, chief executive of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). “However, aside from particularly appalling incidents that garner international attention, the majority of these attacks go unreported and unnoticed.”

“Both local and international media outlets must do more to report on the violence which is unfolding across Nigeria,” Thomas added. “We are deeply saddened by the suffering endured by the EYN and its members, and echo its calls on the Nigerian government to take immediate action to mitigate and address attacks by all non-state actors.”

CSW has provided a helpful partial list of some of the many unreported terror attacks carried out against Christians by Boko Haram over the last six months.

On December 25, 2019 Boko Haram militants attacked the Bagajau community in Askira/Uba LGA, Borno State, killing nine Christians, CSW notes. Among them were Damjuda Dalihis, his two children and their friends, who were burnt alive in their room.

Four days later, eighteen Christians were abducted following an attack on the Mandaragirau community in Biu LGA, Borno State, in which raiders destroyed the church building, primary school, and foodstuffs.

On February 2, 2020 all three EYN Churches were burnt down during an attack on the Leho community of Askira/Uba LGA, Borno State.

On February 20, 2020 Boko Haram raided the Tabang community in Askira/Uba LGA, Borno State, abducting a 9-year-old boy, injuring a female EYN member, and burning down the homes of 17 EYN members.

The following day, jihadists attacked the Garkida community and torched the first EYN Church, along with an Anglican and a Living Faith church building. The assailants went on to loot and burn the EYN Brethren College of Health Technology, the EYN Rural Health Department and its vehicles, and prominent Christian homes and shops, and abducted Mr. Emmanuel Bitrus Tarfa.

On April 3, 2020 Boko Haram jihadists attacked Kuburmbula and Kwamtiyahi villages in Chibok, Borno State, burning down 20 homes and abducting and later murdering Meshack John, Mutah Nkeki and Kabu Yakubu.

Two days later, Boko Haram attacked Mussa Bri in Askira/Uba LGA, Borno State, looting and burning Christian-owned shops.

On April 7, 2020 Boko Haram terrorists stormed the Wamdeo community in Askira/Uba LGA, Borno State, burning two vehicles, robbing stores, and killing five people.

On May 6, 2020 members of Boko Haram attacked the Debiro, Dakwiama, and Tarfa communities in Biu LGA, Borno State, killing Mr Audu Bata, destroying two villages, and burning down two EYN Churches.

The following week, Boko Haram once again raided Mussa Bri in Askira/Uba LGA, Borno State, killing Luka Bitrus and slashing Mrs Ijaduwa Shaibu with a machete.

On May 30, 2020 Islamic terrorists attempted to slay an entire family in Kwabila village in Askira/Uba LGA, Borno State. They managed to kill three family members, and the other three had to be hospitalized because of their injuries.

On June 16, 2020 Boko Haram militants attacked Mbulabam in Chibok LGA, Borno State, abducting a young girl named Mary Ishaku Nkeke.

The next day, Boko Haram attacked the Kautikari community in Chibok LGA, Borno State, killing three and kidnapping five young women and girls belonging to EYN.

On June 22, 2020 Boko Haram attacked the Kautikari community in Chibok LGA, killing two and abducting two teenage girls and a 20-year-old woman.

The U.S.-based Family Research Council (FRC) recently denounced the “bloodbath” taking place in Nigeria, as radical Islamists carry on a largely unreported slaughter of the nation’s Christians.

The “dangerous darkness” of radical Islam with its genocidal intentions is sweeping across the African continent and is particularly lethal in Nigeria, Lela Gilbert wrote on June 23 in an article titled “The Threat of Genocide Darkens the Future for Nigeria’s Christians.”

In recent decades, “tens of thousands of Nigerians have been slaughtered,” Gilbert writes, and yet “their stories rarely appear in mainstream Western news reports” despite the fact that it is “increasingly clear that another genocide is already taking place.”

Last January, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) appealed to President Trump and Pope Francis to intercede to help stop the “genocidal killings of Christians” taking place in the country.

Spokesmen for the rights group said they had made this decision after a recent string of well-coordinated attacks on Christians by armed Islamists in Kaduna state.

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Nolte: Dr. Fauci Is Either a Liar or a Fraud

Posted by M. C. on June 8, 2020

Here we are stating the obvious. But is anyone listening?

F word warning at the end of the full post.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/07/nolte-dr-fauci-either-liar-fraud/

by John Nolte

…Was all his talk about concern for public health, his duty to tell it like it is no matter the personal or political fallout, just a big lie? Is he a fraud who still believes these mass gatherings are a nightmare scenario, but is unwilling to use his massive public platform to say so out loud because shaming protesters who hold the “approved” views among America’s hideous elite would risk Fauci feeling the disapproval of those elites?

Or is he a liar, does he in fact know the coronavirus is nowhere near as deadly as he played it up to be? Is he a liar who misled us into agreeing to destroy our amazing economy in order to undermine the Bad Orange Man’s re-election?

Either way, Fauci’s a sociopath…

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The Remnant Newspaper – A Progressive Insanity

Posted by M. C. on May 26, 2020

Disrupting commerce with business closures and stay-at-home orders, thereby suppressing demand and creating negative multiplier effects which will extend into the foreseeable future. Greatly increasing the risk of private investment and then crowding it out with yet more government borrowing, leading to decreased supply. Diminishing the savings needed for investment through an immediate loss of income and a potential loss of value upon further monetization of debt. All this is obviously insane

https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/4906-a-progressive-insanity

Written by  John Andra

Cloth masks, narrow plastic shields, and six feet of separation to stop an airborne virus. Limiting exposure to the largely nonlethal virus when immunity is necessary to function and no vaccine exists. An apparent belief that avoiding the virus will remove it from the environment. All this is obviously insane.

Delaying medical screenings for deadly conditions like cancer and heart disease. Depleting the resources of medical centers needed to treat such conditions. Substantially increasing pressure on individuals prone to mental illness. All this is obviously insane.

Disrupting commerce with business closures and stay-at-home orders, thereby suppressing demand and creating negative multiplier effects which will extend into the foreseeable future. Greatly increasing the risk of private investment and then crowding it out with yet more government borrowing, leading to decreased supply. Diminishing the savings needed for investment through an immediate loss of income and a potential loss of value upon further monetization of debt. All this is obviously insane.

How did Modern Man, that hard-headed creature who occupied the earth 60 years ago, fall into insanity? Was he not a clear thinker, a doer, a pragmatist? Look! We now have clean water! Roads and sewers! Skyscrapers and bridges! None of your medieval inventions like “essences” were ever needed.

There is an etiology to these things, and it probably did not start with a coronavirus. Modern Man was hard-headed about physical things, but soft-headed about metaphysical things. His soft-headedness has simply progressed to physical things, albeit to an unseen virus.

So, where did the insanity start? With Adam and Eve, but if one were to pick a point of new decline, it would be during the Middle Ages. Just after the turn of the first millennium, when the physical conditions of Western society were stabilizing with increased security and prosperity, intellectual life began a thousand-year process of metaphysical deconstruction.black and white ad Cold War

Rationalism was first heard in the forerunners of medieval universities, and then with increasing virulence in the universities themselves. Perhaps due to a certain pride in no longer being slaughtered by Vikings, or in having usually adequate harvests, some thinkers emphasized their own mental processes in a way which diminished the rest of reality. The change began in the arts faculties, where scholars doubted whether the mind could grasp the essences of things, and progressed to Occam and his followers, who claimed essences did not exist at all.

Rationalism thus gave birth, following a very subtle gestation, to empiricism. Both mother and daughter focused on part of reality, the mother preferring mental processes and the daughter preferring sense data. Both thereby missed that intersection of mental processes and sense data, the understanding mind, which actually grasps reality. One would naturally wonder about the father of such a strange family.

In any event, these philosophical distortions had horrible implications for theology. St. Thomas therefore mounted a defense. He relied on the greatest philosopher of essence, Aristotle, to establish a philosophical/theological synthesis that built upon St. Augustine.

St. Augustine, it is true, knew much more Plato than Aristotle, but Augustine was fundamentally a Paulist, not a Platonist. The world had thus already heard St. Paul of Tarsus, St. Augustine of Hippo, and St. Thomas Aquinas—arguably the three greatest minds of Christianity, and interestingly, three of the most virile.

Even with these witnesses, the insanity continued. Dr. Luther maintained the Scriptures could speak for themselves and that he was the man to do it. King Henry claimed control over the Church on the same basis the pagan Emperors had claimed it, because his realm was an Empire.

These positions naturally led to war. James Madison and others eventually proposed to avoid war by establishing a government which would decide disputes between religiously motivated parties without addressing the religious question. The fact any such decision would inevitably touch on the underlying issue was somehow missed.

Unfortunately, many American Catholics saw the temporary ceasefire as a permanent solution. Some even attributed the growth of the Church in the United States to it. Pope Leo XIII corrected these misperceptions in his encyclical Longinqua, but the insanity was already advanced.

The courts of the supposedly neutral state began operating as a counter-magisterium, contributing to what Pope Benedict recently called society’s “antichristliches Credo,” or Antichrist-like creed. Seewald, Benedikt XVI:  Ein Leben 1075 (Droemer, 2020). With a derangement possible only upon full surrender of the reason to the will, the courts held marriage bears no relation to the sex of the partners, and that nature establishes a right to kill one’s child. These perverse creedal statements perfected metaphysical insanity by denying any meaning to physical reality. Once again, who could be the father of all this?

Having achieved complete metaphysical insanity, the next step was physical insanity regarding an invisible virus. The move was actually incremental, if considered in context. A society which could accept same-sex marriage and abortion on demand was fully capable of destroying itself on the pretext of individual well-being. With respect to the father of the most recent insanity, Msgr. Charles Pope has asserted a demonic origin.

Humans have a natural affinity for each other which makes personal and societal destruction hard to watch. Christians know the remedy, but they also know the cost. One must die in Christ. The choice seems insane to worldlings, but it has this effect, which is not the point but only a marker—it leaves the believer in possession of his or her reason. G.K. Chesterton captured the dynamic in his brilliant conclusion to Heretics:

“The great march of mental destruction will go on. Everything will be denied. Everything will become a creed. It is a reasonable position to deny the stones in the street; it will be a religious dogma to assert them. It is a rational thesis that we are all in a dream; it will be a mystical sanity to say that we are all awake. Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two make four. Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer. We shall be left defending, not only the incredible virtues and sanities of human life, but something more incredible still, this huge impossible universe which stares us in the face. We shall fight for visible prodigies as if they were invisible. We shall look on the impossible grass and the skies with a strange courage. We shall be of those who have seen and yet have believed. THE END”

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Ought Christians To Hate the State? – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on May 21, 2020

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/05/derek-dobalian/ought-christians-to-hate-the-state/

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Murray Rothbard famously argued that the libertarian ought to “hate the state,” that he should have “a deep and pervasive hatred of the State and all of its works.” For Christians, this presents interesting questions: should we ever “hate” and if so, should that hate be directed toward the State?

First, let’s address the question of whether Christians ought to ever “hate.” The basic definition for hate is an “intense and extreme dislike.” Scripture clearly conveys to us that God does, in fact, “hate.” Proverbs 6:16 lists “things the Lord hates” and finds “detestable.” Not only does the Bible tell us that God hates sin, but also that “those who love the Lord” ought to “hate evil” (Psalm 97:10). Thus, we are instructed by Scripture to hate evil and wickedness. Why? “For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate…wrongdoing” (Isaiah 61:8). Our Lord is a God of justice and therefore, One who hates injustice.

Now we must address the question of whether our hate ought to be directed toward the State. In order to do this, we must examine the nature of the State. In order for the State to exist, it must “tax” its citizens, which means it must take their money by force. Since this is not voluntary, it is by definition theft. In fact, since it involves the threat of the use of force, it qualifies as robbery. What does Scripture say about robbery? In Isaiah 61:8, the Lord declares “I hate robbery.” Thus, this means that the only way for the State to even exist is by committing acts that God hates. But this is certainly not the only act the State commits that our Lord detests. Psalm 5:6 says that the Lord detests “the bloodthirsty and deceitful” and it is undeniable that the State consistently lies and commits mass murder. In fact, the Bible says that the Lord “hates with a passion” “those who love violence” (Psalm 11:5). There is no organization in history that can compare to the State in terms of initiating violence so consistently and on such a massive scale. Essentially, then, the government is a collection of people committing these acts and, in Psalm 26:5, the Lord has declared “I abhor the assembly of evildoers.” Thus, we need not enter the discussion of whether or not God hates any individual, as we are told emphatically that He hates the assembly of wicked people who commit detestable acts.

In conclusion, Christians certainly ought to hate the State because our Lord hated it first.

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Donald Trump Is Complicit in a Catastrophe for Christians

Posted by M. C. on May 18, 2020

https://libertarianinstitute.org/articles/donald-trump-is-complicit-in-a-catastrophe-for-christians/

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While the world is busy fighting COVID-19, Israeli political parties have reached a government coalition agreement. Benjamin Netanyahu has succeeded in bringing annexation of occupied Palestinian territory to the table, setting a provisional timeframe—less than two months from now. He can thank the Trump plan for the confidence to push annexation so hard and so fast.

There have been many explanations why the Trump Mideast “vision” fell short of even the most basic requirements for a just and lasting peace. But few commentators have analyzed how the Trump plan dealt with the future of Palestinian Christians in particular—and how Israel’s annexation plans would affect Christian life in Palestine. Let us be clear: implementing the Trump plan would bring catastrophic consequences for the prospects of a political solution between Israelis and Palestinians, and particularly for the fulfillment of the rights of the Palestinian people, including Palestinian Christians.

The basic principles of the U.S. plan contradict the official position of the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem. In response to the plan’s publication, the representatives of Christian churches actually based here in the Holy Land, and not in D.C., affirmed “our strong devotion to achieving a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East based on the international legitimacy and the relevant UN resolutions and in a manner that guarantees security, peace, freedom and dignity to all of the peoples of the region.”

Read the entire article at Haaretz.com.

…The plan’s vision for Jerusalem is solely about Israeli hegemony with lip service to Muslim pilgrimage. Christian Palestinians don’t exist. The architects’ condescending language provides that Muslims who “behave well” can visit Jerusalem, but does not mention Arab Christians, as if we have nothing to do with Jerusalem.

This plan transforms the Holy Land into a “Zionist fairyland” for the enjoyment of extreme Christian evangelicals and Jews, while the local Christian population remains subjugated under Israel’s coercion. In fact, the plan maintains a cruel and artificial separation between two cities with key Christian holy sites – Bethlehem and Jerusalem. ,…

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Iraqi Archbishop: ‘Extinction Is Coming’ for Christians in Middle East

Posted by M. C. on August 8, 2019

“Fundamentally, in the eyes of Islam, Christians are not equal.

Our Middle Eastern friends.

The same ones that created 9/11.

The same ones the US finances and supplies arms.

The same ones the US government looks the other way for and US soldiers get punished for trying to prevent them performing this.

Look cross-eyed at a Muslim in the US and you are branded.

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/08/08/iraqi-archbishop-extinction-is-coming-for-christians-in-middle-east/#

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil offered a grim prediction for the future of Christianity in the Middle East, saying recurring Islamic purges will inevitably lead to the extinction of Christians.

Although the Islamic State invasion of Iraq in 2014 led to the displacement of more than 125,000 Christians from historical homelands and despoiled the Christian community of homes, employment, and churches, this event was far from unique, Archbishop Warda told the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need this week.

“This was an exceptional situation, but it’s not an isolated one. It was part of the recurring cycle of violence in the Middle East over more than 1,400 years,” he said, which is leading to the gradual eradication of Christians from the area.

“With each successive cycle the number of Christians drops, till today we are at the point of extinction,” Warda said. “Argue as you will, but extinction is coming, and then what will anyone say? That we were made extinct by natural disaster, or gentle migration? That the ISIS attacks were unexpected, and that we were taken by surprise? That is what the media will say.”

“Or will the truth emerge after our disappearance: that we were persistently and steadily eliminated over the course of 1,400 years by a belief system which allowed for recurring cycles of violence against Christians, like the Ottoman genocide of 1916-1922,” he declared…

There have been indeed been periods of Muslim tolerance of Christians in the area, Warda declared, but violent persecution always returns.

These moments of toleration “have been a one-way experience: Islamic rulers decide, according to their own judgment and whim, whether Christians and other non-Muslims are to be tolerated and to what degree,” the archbishop said. “It is not, and has never, ever been a question of equality.”

“Fundamentally, in the eyes of Islam, Christians are not equal. We are not to be treated as equal; we are only to be tolerated or not tolerated, depending upon the intensity of the prevailing jihadi spirit,” he said.

“The root of all of this is the teachings of jihad, the justification of acts of violence,” he said…

The archbishop’s view of the future for Christians in the Middle East is not a hopeful one, unless Islam undergoes major internal changes. And in his mind, the West is complicit, for its failure to take anti-Christian persecution seriously.

“When the next wave of violence begins to hit us, will anyone on your campuses hold demonstrations and carry signs that say, ‘We are all Christians?’” he asked. “And yes I do say, the ‘next wave of violence,’ for this is simply the natural result of a ruling system that preaches inequality and justifies persecution.”

“The equation is not complicated,” he said.

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Christians In Africa: “You Have Three Days To Go Or You Will Be Killed!” | Zero Hedge

Posted by M. C. on July 1, 2019

This only news in that it is not our “friends” doing the persecuting. At least not our friends this week.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-30/christians-africa-you-have-three-days-go-or-you-will-be-killed

by Tyler Durden

Authored by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute,

  • “Christianity originated in the Middle East. Thus, the displacement or evacuation of Christians from the Middle East is very dangerous for the safety of the region… also in the Mediterranean Sea region. Europe is affected by this.” — Egyptian Coptic Pope Tawadros II, in Germany, where he was inaugurating a new Coptic church for his exiled community. Deutsche Welle, May 14, 2019.
  • Regrettably, the tragedy of these Christian massacres is directly proportional to the neglect with which they are reported in the West.
  • “‘Islamophobia’ looms large; talk of ‘Christophobia’ is almost nonexistent”. — Ross Douthat, “Are Christians Privileged or Persecuted?”, The New York Times, April 23, 2019.
  • Algeria — the country of origin of some of the Christian fathers such as Augustine of Hippo — has become a country… where officially there are “no native Christians”. How many other countries will meet the same fate? And will the West ever come to the help of their Christian brethren?

Persecution of Christians in the Middle East is now close to “genocide“, a UK-commissioned report just revealed. The same threat has also become critical for Christian communities in Africa.

Some say it began in Algeria in the 1990s, when 19 monks, bishops, nuns and other Catholics were killed during the civil war. Since then, in Nigeria, Christian faithful have been massacred in their churches; in Kenya, Christians have been killed in universities; in Libya, Christians have been beheaded on beaches; in Yemen, nuns have been assassinated and in Egypt, massive anti-Christian violence is prompting an exodus. It is the new African archipelago of persecution.

Distressingly, these Christians have been finding themselves in the blind spot of the West: they are “too Christian” to get the Left’s attention, but too far away for the Right. Africa’s Christians are orphans. They have no “allies”, John O’Sullivan writes.

Christian families recently fled the city of Diffa, in Niger, after Boko Haram delivered the message: “You have three days to go or you will be killed!”. “There is no Christian anymore in this town”, someone reported to the non-governmental organization, the Barnabas Fund. The town, Arbinda, is in Burkina Faso. Numbers are telling: 82 pastors, 1,145 Christians and 151 households have fled from violence in the Muslim-majority nation. Just in the last few weeks, several of the Christian faithful and clergy have been murdered. Jihadists killed six Christians in a Catholic church in the town of Dablo. A pastor was murdered in an attack in Silgadji, Catholic parades have been targeted

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Stop Pretending Democratic Voters Are Victims | The American Conservative

Posted by M. C. on June 1, 2019

Until Republicans decide to act strategically and stop relying on the same old tropes that get them nowhere, in election after election, they will continue to lose.

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/stop-pretending-democratic-voters-are-victims/

By Paul Gottfried

There is a major difference in how our two national parties view each other’s voters. For Democrats, Republicans live in flyover country, which is inhabited by deplorables—racists, homophobes, and misogynists who would like to have women deal with their “reproductive health” in some back alley.

But the GOP view of their electoral opposition may be even weirder. Talk to any Republican and they’ll tell you that Democratic voters are mostly victims—children, really—abused and led around by the demagogic, bigoted, pied piper leadership of the Democratic Party. It is thus incumbent on Republican journalists and politicians to come to the rescue of Jews, blacks, and other minorities who have been deceived by the Democrats for too long…

Republicans also never tire of telling us how Democrats hurt women by misconstruing the feminist movement, which they understand better than the Left. Moreover, Democratic mayors in New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and so on have been guilty of “using” black voters but then doing nothing for them. On Fox News and in Republican newspapers, we see garbage and drug needles piling up in Democratic-run cities. The residents of these places are never seen as complicit in these problems but are depicted as the pitiful victims of the Democrats they vote for.

Perhaps it’s time to see the relationship of Democratic voters to their party in an entirely different light. We should take into account friend-enemy relations, a reality that the Democratic leadership understands all too well. Millions of people vote on the basis of what they dislike and fear, and most of them are found on the Democratic side. No matter how many movies Dinesh D’Souza produces depicting Democrats as the party of slaveowners, most black voters are not about to change their voting habits on this basis. Instead black leaders denounce Republicans as tightwads who are insensitive to the financial demands they make on behalf of their communities. Republicans are also the party of white evangelicals, whom blacks may associate with past discrimination. No one is saying these stereotypes are fair. But they exist as a critical variable, which is not likely to go away, even if black neighborhoods are piled high with trash and full of crime under Democratic leadership…

Democratic voters are not victims of a national party. They are choosing exactly the leaders they want. Recently the Republican media went viral attacking New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for, among other iniquities, treating minorities with contempt. But de Blasio has been enormously popular among blacks and the gulf between his white and black support in the city has usually been 40 percent or more. As late as December 2018, de Blasio’s approval rating among blacks was 55 percent and among Hispanics 53 percent. Minority voters, who have noted his attacks on white privilege and his biracial family, stand by the embattled mayor. They probably don’t care that he has been unwilling to pour money into charter schools or doesn’t run a fiscally responsible government. The fact that de Blasio and the NYPD have been at war may have strengthened his ties to black voters, too. No one is saying that these voters are making perfect electoral choices. But that’s different from saying they’re victims of the Democratic Party…

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Thinking Clearly, Choosing Wisely – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on May 27, 2019

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/05/jack-kerwick/thinking-clearly-choosing-wisely-the-concept-of-god/

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During a recent conversation with a friend, a fellow Roman Catholic who not only attends church regularly, but who often serves in Mass as both a reader and a Eucharistic minister, she revealed, to my surprise, that her quest for Truth has so far led her to put into question some of the most fundamental of Christian teachings.

She is not alone.  Unfortunately, as I have gathered from my own experience as a college philosophy professor—a Christian professor who for the last 20 years has almost always taught at secular institutions—many, and perhaps most, self-identified Christians are either confused as to the ideas traditionally affirmed by their religion or they have outright repudiated them.

The first and most fundamental misconception that must be addressed prior to attending to any of the others is that surrounding the concept of God. Read the rest of this entry »

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Democrats’ passage of “Equality Act” is the first stage in their attempts to CRIMINALIZE Christianity and throw all practicing Christians in prison (while banning their speech) – NaturalNews.com

Posted by M. C. on May 24, 2019

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-05-22-democrats-passage-of-equality-act-attempts-to-criminalize-christianity.html

(Natural News) One of the first things Americans need to understand about Democrats is that virtually every piece of legislation they propose is misnamed.

For instance, Obamacare — officially called “The Affordable Care Act” — made healthcare unaffordable for millions of Americans and far more expensive than it previously was for tens of millions more.

And the recently-passed “Equality Act” is not about ‘equal rights.’ It is actually about creating inequality among Americans by conveying extra rights onto a small subset of people who are already protected under the civil rights laws…at the risk of rights of the vast majority of all other Americans.

Last week, all Democrats in the Dem-controlled House, along with eight Republicans, voted in favor of the Equity Act. By a vote of 236-173, the act, if it passes the Senate and is signed by POTUS Trump (neither of which seems likely), will “broaden the definition of protected classes to include sex, sexual orientation and gender identity,” according to a tweet from Roll Call.

As reported by TownHall, if a person only read the title of the legislation, passage would seem like a shoe-in. But once you dig deeper into the bill, as many Republicans did, you discover:

The legislation would add sexual orientation and gender identity to characteristics protected by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. To Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the bill is “a top priority because equality for the LGBTQ community is a top priority” for the party.

The GOP disagrees, however. The bill will mandate “top-down, government-led discrimination against all Americans who hold a differing view of human sexuality and gender,” Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) said at a press conference on Thursday.

Thus, a vote for the act “is a vote against parents, it’s a vote against women, it’s a vote against doctors, it’s a vote against educators, it’s a vote against children.”…

It also ensures that American taxpayers foot the bill for these abortions by effectively eliminating Hyde protections…

This bill does NOT promote ‘equality’

Not only that, but, according to The National Sentinel, the Equality Act would decimate high school sports, at least for girls, after women’s rights groups fought for decades to prohibit discrimination against female sports programs under a series of early 1970s-era civil rights laws that included Title IX.

The act would require high schools to allow biological males to compete on girl’s teams if they ‘identify’ as a female and are in the process of becoming a transgendered person.

Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.) introduced an amendment at the last minute to the Equality Act that would have preserved Title IX’s protections for female sports teams, but Democrats — the ‘party of women’ — rejected it soundly.

“Democrats patently do not care about preserving all-female competition at the high school level that was hard-fought and hard-won nearly a half-century ago, choosing to toss them away for the short-term political benefit of ‘protecting’ perhaps less than one-half of one percent of the U.S. population,” notes The National Sentinel

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