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HEY WOKIE CHRISTIAN! – “What Are You Going To Do When They Come For You?”

"Lefties with guns don't like being filmed, apparently. Stephen Lemons" - phoenixnewtimes.com
“Lefties with guns don’t like being filmed, apparently. Stephen Lemons” – phoenixnewtimes.com

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What Are You Going To Do When They Come For You?

To all the wealthy, liberal elites who are cheering on the protests and riots, a word of warning is in order. The same holds true for the conservative Christians who are lining up to show their support for the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement. To each of you I say: Do not be deceived. The cancel culture will soon be coming for you.

A few weeks ago, I read about a TV sports journalist who tweeted his support for rioters in a nearby city. “Burn that s— down. Burn it all down,” he tweetedwith glee.

Later that same day, as the mob marched towards his private neighborhood, his tone had changed. He called them animals and – get this – noted how the crowds scattered when the police arrived. How ironic! The cry to defund the police lasts only so long.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezon is the latest to face the wrath of the mob.

As Breitbart reported, “According to a number of videos posted to social media, protesters in DC  placed a model guillotine in front of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Washington complex. A flyer for the event stated ‘End the abuse and profiteering. Abolish the police, the prisons, and Amazon.’”

And note that, “Alongside the guillotine [was] a sign reading ‘support our poor communities, not our wealthy men.’”

Oh, yes the guillotine once again. As in off with your head. As in CHOP. (See here for a sobering article, along with an even more sobering video clip.)

Conservative web host Drew Hernandez postedanother video in which a DC protester said, “when they become threatened, and we have no voice, the knives come out.” And the protester delivered these comments while standing in front of the guillotine.

All clear on the meaning of “knives”!

It’s true that Bezos has come under attack for allegedly taking advantage of Amazon employees.

But Bezos is also famously liberal. He is the owner of the leftist Washington Post. In 2012, he pledged $2.5 million to support same-sex “marriage” in Washington State. And the award winning transgender comedy series, Transparent, was produced by and aired on Amazon.

But Bezos is also rich. Very rich. And that makes him a target. After “defund the police,” it will probably be “defund the rich.”

Jemele Hill has also felt the wrath of the culture-cancelling mob. (Hill formerly worked for ESPN and is now a writer for the Atlantic.) But 10 years ago – yes, a decade ago – she cracked some jokes on Twitter that were considered transphobic and homophobic.

Yet as Breibart notes, “This is the same Jemele Hill who several years later went hammer and tong against Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader for racist and homophobic tweets he posted when he was a kid in high school.

“In her screed against Hader and those who supported him in 2018, Hill sneered, ‘Realize that when you chalk Hader’s remarks up to youth and immaturity or worse, and give him an over-the-top applause for God knows what, you’re simultaneously telling the people hurt by his remarks that their feelings of resentment and skepticism don’t matter.’”

Now, Hill is being targeted by the Twitter crowd, with comments like this: “Time’s up.  We are coming for every last one of you [expletives] right now.  No more playing nice, we played by your rules, now you get to, and I’ve been waiting for this one for a long time now.  #CancelJemele #CancelJemeleHill.”

Sounds like a scene straight out of Animal Farm. What goes around, comes around. You cancel one day, you get canceled the next.

This is especially important for conservative Christians to grasp, since we want to be on the front lines of racial reconciliation and since we reject racism as sin. And, understanding the significance of the phrase to our black brothers and sisters, we want to shout out, “Yes, black lives do matter.”

Many black Christians also want to stand arm in arm with their friends and colleagues who have joined together with the BLM movement.

But that movement is, at base, a Marxist-driven, queer-affirming, anti-Christian movement. And if you will not affirm transgender activism and march for Queer Pride, the knives will soon come out for you. I mean that both figuratively and literally.

You have been forewarned.

I find it even more disturbing when Christian leaders across the nation fall over each other in their zeal to prove their wokeness. They fail to realize that some of the very people they are trying to impress are the same ones who will turn on them in an instant the moment they take a strong stand for biblical values.

To repeat: You have been forewarned.

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Dr. Michael Brown (www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test? Connect with him on Facebook or Twitter, or YouTube.

I really like American Christians

I was reminded today, as I am often reminded, that American Christians are extremely nice, generous people, and that I am lucky to live in America with them.

I stopped by my local Dairy Queen today for a treat: a chocolate dipped cone. Yum. If I didn’t have some common sense left, I’d eat those things every day and become the living embodiment of that old song about Mr. Five By FiveBut I do have some common sense, so my visits are infrequent. Perhaps that’s why it really jumped out me as I finished my transaction at the drive-through when the clerk, instead of saying only “thank you,” added “have a blessed day.”

Sadly, I know a lot of people who would be offended by that. Indeed, truth to tell, back when I was young I would have been offended. Being Jewish, my cultural memory was rich in stories of forced conversions and executions for those who didn’t convert or who sneakily practiced Judaism alongside their forced Christianity. For hundreds of years, across Europe (which is where I trace back my Jewish roots), that type of brutal coercion was normative for Jews. The Spanish Inquisition lives on forever in Jewish minds.

That’s why, when I was young and someone said, “Have a blessed day” or asked “Have you found Jesus?” I instantly went into defensive mode. I usually kept my mouth shut, but my brain was ricocheting wildly between “Who do they think they are to impose their Christianity on me?” to “Are they going to hurt me?”

Because there were very few Christians in my world — family friends were Jewish; school friends were Asians, usually Buddhists or Shintoists or atheists — I really didn’t have a working template of American Christianity. My Christian grandmother didn’t really count because, despite a very traditional Protestant upbringing in Europe, she was a stone cold atheist whose idea of Christianity was Christmas trees and Easter bunnies. And after all, she had married a Jew and moved with her Zionist husband and their children to British Mandate Palestine. In other words, I never thought of her as “Christian.”

Fortunately, I moved to Texas for law school and met nice Christians. And then I moved back to California as an adult and met more nice Christians. After which I become conservative and then I suddenly met a whole bunch of Christians, both in real life and through their writing. That’s was when I realized that American Christians are really nice people. Obviously, not each of them specifically is a nice person. There’ll be some who are petty and some who are greedy and some who are just irritating. But taken en masse, I really like American Christians.

You see, American Christians have a generous Christianity. They willingly share their lovely holidays with the world. In American, you don’t have to be Christian to enjoy Christmas trees, Christmas carols, decorated houses, Easter bunnies, Easter eggs, etc. You’re not blaspheming and subject to torture or death for having a tree in your house even if you don’t believe that it celebrates Christ’s birth or joining in an Easter egg hunt even if you don’t believe in the Resurrection. It’s okay with American Christians as long as you don’t get in the way of their core beliefs about Christ’s birth and Resurrection.

And while many American Christians are anxious to share with you the Good News about Christ, they do so, not out of a sense of superiority or a totalitarian need to control. Instead, they do it because to them, it isn’t just Good News, it’s the best of all possible news and they want to share. And then, if you rebuff them, either rudely as I did when young and scared, or politely as I do now, they quietly take themselves off and go share the Good News with others. No torture, no death. They graciously share and they just as graciously accept rejection.

Oh, and speaking of sharing, I love the way churches, especially outside of urban areas, have outdoor signs on which they post scripture, wise thoughts, and funny thoughts. I find them inspirational and, often, amusing. This again is part of the generosity of spirit that infuses American Christianity. No torture; no death.

Just as that young woman at Dairy Queen wished me a blessed day, American Christians wish people well. They don’t revel in suffering or pain. In this, they are unlike Leftists (see Dennis Prager’s excellent column on that point) and they are most certainly unlike Islamists, who are Stone Age in their passion for pain (other people’s pain).

I also like American Christians because the vast majority of them support Israel. I support Israel too. I’m Jewish; my parents were part of its founding; it’s a staunch American ally; and it’s the most decent country in the Middle East. Indeed, I’d say that it’s second to America on the list of “world’s most decent countries.” That American Christians value Israel means more to me than you can imagine.

Sadly, some American Christians are drifting away from their practical and spiritual generosity. When Leftism isn’t try to destroy Christians — with the un-ending attacks on Christian baker Jack Phillips standing as Exhibit A for this pathological hatred — they are trying to rejigger Christianity into a socialist ally. Just as is the case with Reform Judaism, certain Christian denominations have ever so gently curated their faith to the point at which it’s indistinguishable from the Democrat Party platform. The whole “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” has gone entirely by the wayside. God and Caesar are one — and Caesar won.

These same Leftist Christians are also bringing back the anti-Semitism that animated the early Christian Church and made Jews so paranoid about Christians. They call it “anti-Zionism,” but because the only country in the world they attack is also the only Jewish country, the anti-Semitism just kind of jumps out at you.

Anyway, I don’t want to wander off the point which is my respect and liking for non-Leftist Christians. That’s why I’m writing this post, one in a series of similar posts I’ve written over the years to express my gratitude that I share a country with traditional American Christians. I am truly fortunate to live in a place in which a young Christian woman freely shares her “have a blessed day” with everyone and means it every time.

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Bookworm Beat 4/22/19 — the lunatic Leftists illustrated edition

Honestly! Every time you think Leftists can’t take their socialist, identity politics, intersectional, American-hating madness any further . . . they do.


























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Whoopi Goldberg and Those Christian Monsters

On The View, Whoopi Goldberg argued that Americans had no right to be judgmental toward potential Islamist immigrants from Syria, because after all, the most terrifying monster, Adolf Hitler, was a Christian. I don’t know anyone who watches The View, so I cannot sympathize with the kind of person who listens to someone as ignorant and dishonest as Whoopi Goldberg for the purpose of informing oneself about the world, but on the off chance that it is true that people do so, I would like to address both Goldberg and them.

So, there is that. Mindlessness and ignorance on display like an Airedale Terrier at Westminster. Thankfully, the rest of the world is not necessarily as mired in the quicksands of stupidity. The staff over at the Federalist quickly debunked the assertions of these woefully benighted bastions of daytime television.

Co-host Joy Behar exclaimed that this stance wasn’t very Christian, then implied that the Christian refugees are super dangerous.

“[Oklahoma City bomber] Timothy McVeigh was a Christian,” Behar said. “Just sayin’.”

Behar provided no evidence to support her assertion, which is somewhat understandable since McVeigh wasn’t a Christian. McVeigh identified as an agnostic and said his violent actions weren’t motivated by any religious associations, but by an extreme hatred for the federal government.

Whoopi Goldberg followed Behar’s convoluted line of thinking by pointing out how Adolf Hitler was totally a Christian.

“There have been a lot of monster Christians,” she said. “Hitler was a Christian.”

But Goldberg’s claims don’t add up, either.

The Reich Minister of Propaganda for Nazi Germany noted in 1941 that “[Hitler] hates Christianity, because it has crippled all that is noble in humanity.” The Federalist

Thank you! Yet, debunking these claims isn’t the real story. The real story is that liberals actually believe these lies and misshapen logics. They actually believe that Monstrosity is to Christian as Monstrosity is to Islam (if you’re taking your SAT’s anytime soon, pay attention). For one thing to be like another, they must have objective qualities in common. So, if we are to discuss the monstrosities of Christianity, we must compare it contextually to the modern monstrosities of Islam.

So what is going on in the world that is causing all this contention? A large minority of Muslims across the world are committed to interpreting their scriptures literally and to achieving, in reality, the promises of their prophecies. Which means, all non-Muslims must either submit to Islamic Law or die. They seek to create caliphates, within which there is permitted no departure from orthodox Islamic Law, and to expand these caliphates through war and by any means necessary. Christians, Jews, and Westerners have been Crucified, Beheaded, Burned to Death, Drowned, and Executed.

These are the facts about the disturbing realities of Islamist terror across the world. These are the things that Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and Agnostics are concerned about. After all, this isn’t merely a threat to those of different religions. Homosexuals have been thrown off buildings, adulterers have been stoned to death, and girls that have been raped have been killed on behalf of the honor of their families. One need not practice a religion to be horrified and enraged by these atrocities.

Therefore, for an objective comparison to be made, we must compare these Islamist Terrorists to Christian Terrorists. Let’s go down the list. Is there a large minority of Christians across the world aiming to create a Christian State, wherein all non-Christians must either submit to Christian Law or die? The answer is no. In fact, there are not even minuscule minorities of Christians who think this way. Are Christians crucifying, beheading, burning to death, drowning, and executing those who do not except orthodox Christian rule? Again, the answer is no. Are Christians throwing homosexuals off of buildings, murdering adulterers, or killing girls that have been raped on behalf of the honor of their families? No. Of course not.

While there is no doubt that great evils were done in the name of Christianity, many hundreds of years ago, on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church, or during the Spanish Inquisition, or during the persecution of the Protestants – these dark ages are behind us. Christianity has gone through reformation. Most modern religions have gone through periods of reformation.

The reality is (and this is merely a fact) that it is Islamic Orthodoxy, Fundamentalism, and violent jihad disturbing the peace, slaughtering the innocent, and spreading into Western Civilizations made tolerant and open through reformation and through the philosophies of The Enlightenment. You cannot Pooh-Pooh Islamic Fundamentalism by saying that all religions have their monsters and that it’s a wash. It’s untrue. It’s ignorant. It’s offensive.

These women on The View are ignorant, hate-filled proselytizers of secular statism. They place their faith in individual men and women. They cling to their leaders rhetoric like an infant to its’ mothers breast. They have no knowledge, no philosophy, no principle, no morality, and no means by which they can decipher reality and current events. Their minds are impotent. They are only capable of repeating the lies and logics of their leaders. This is at the very heart and nature of liberalism and statism.

You see, Christians place their hope and faith in God, his Son Jesus Christ, through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We do not place our faith in Man. Our liberty, our prosperity, our justice, cannot depend upon the power of individuals within our political leadership. These rights have been given to us by God. We may support politicians with similar world views, but we do not look to them for our freedom and dignity and identity. This is why the Republican Party is ever at a disadvantage. If a Republican politician goes against the morality and reason of their constituents, their constituents rebel. We are not loyal to leaders, but rather to principles, to justice, and to truth. We abandon our leaders when they abandon our principles, and when they abandon justice and truth.

whoopiThe Democrat Party marches in lockstep, despite its’ absurdities and perpetual failures. It doesn’t matter what their leaders do, there shall be no revolt, because they have no principles, they do not even believe they have access to real knowledge of the truth, and justice is merely the consensus of a mob. Take warning – these women on The View are not harmless. They are a dangerous and life-threatening symptom of a terrible disease.  They don’t know right from wrong. They look to Obama and Hillary to tell them what to think and what to believe. They really believe in things like man-made global warming, because their leaders tell them to do so. They really believe that America is an intolerant and bigoted nation, because that’s what their leaders tell them is true. They really believe that all these refugees are Syrian, are harmless, and are mostly comprised of widows and orphans. They have no reason to believe any of this, except that they have been told to do so by their leaders.

This is the real dilemma we face in America. This must become a focus of our study and a premise in all of our equations. Reason, in our dealings with the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, is ineffectual.


Article written by: Steven Brodie Tucker