Wednesday, July 15, 2020


"...God is no respecter
of persons" (Acts 10:34)
It's still happening!  After all we're going through!  Regardless of the countless times it's being documented before the world.  Permit Patty, BBQ BeckyCentral Park Karen, Key Fob Kelly, SoCal Karen and their male counterparts are cropping up all over the place!

 They've moved beyond the gated communities and exclusive country clubs to make their views known.  It is as if they can no longer control themselves.  They're going out of their way to let us know..."YOU DON'T BELONG HERE!"

KARENS:The stereotypical name associated with rude, obnoxious and insufferable middle aged white women.
-Urban Dictionary

Someone tell me, what is it about seeing a person of color that automatically causes you to look at them with suspicion and police their every move?  Where is the perceived threat?  What are you trying to to protect? In whose authority do you demand answers to your questions or obedience to your orders?  

 My fellow Americans, the offenses are piling up.  Attitudes must change and with them the hypocritical language of our country.  The rhetoric taught in every history and civic class speaks of our country's values, principles, and beliefs based on a shared freedom and IT IS NOT TRUE! 

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Worldwide there is a movement to dismantle or tear down statues and monuments glorifying past sins of hate and idolizing those who perpetuated them historically.  Why not consider monuments that have become LIES in the face of current attitudes, culture, and practices, i.e., disenfranchisment, equal rights, and forced poverty?

The Statue of Liberty would be a good candidate. Read the words of Emma Lazarus from the poem, The New Colossus engraved on its base.  We are the tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breath free!  This is the truth behind the iconic saying: I CAN'T BREATHE!

Others would be the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, George Custer's statue in Michigan and Stone Mountain in Georgia. They all represent either outright lies of heroism or misrepresentations of historical events that are being kept alive throughout generations.

Unlike what is heard from the opposition, the issue is NOT really about the statues at all.  But a Day of Reckoning for the freedoms enjoyed by a few and denied to others.  These liberties were paid with the blood and sweat of many races!  The privileges are divine gifts from the God we've turned our backs on!

(Check out this video featuring Caroline Randall Williams, author of The New York Times Op-Ed piece: My Body is a Confederate Monument)

Lawrence O'Donnell Special


I find it ironic that there is less to do about the removal of the Ten Commandments from the lawns and places in and near government buildings than keeping the Confederacy alive! Even more disturbing is the ignorance of the meaning behind the First and Second commandments written on them - Exodus Chapter 20:1-6 

20 And God spake all these words, saying,
I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Repetitive ACLU challenges and the Supreme Court's ambivalence as to what constitutes Separation of Church and State only spotlights what FREEDOM really means in this country!  How many times does God and His people have to hear these words?  YOU DON'T BELONG HERE!  What even gives you that right?


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