The winter 2018 edition of PETA Global is heralding the lawsuit the front group filed that granted intellectual property rights to a macaque that took a selfie with a camera set up by a photographer. Will the next time an ape hurls poo across its enclosure qualify for a government arts grant? The brief write up goes on to celebrate how the photographer was strongarmed into a settlement forcing the surrender of a percentage of the proceeds generated from the image to a number of wildlife charities and how other wildlife photographers are being intimidated into making similar donations. In the future, will you be required to get your dog or cat to sign notarized releases before uploading their images to social media? Too bad PETA is not as concerned about the animals euthanized in its care just so the creatures wouldn’t be forced to endure the indignity of having their basic needs catered to by adoring and dutiful human beings.
Propagandists at Good Morning America warn in an editorial posted on the program’s website “Alabama Senate Race Highlights That New Tribalism Threatens Our Democracy”. The piece observes that a group of Alabama voters have decided that ideology and party are more important than integrity and the common good. But in rejecting Moore now for decades largely over his defense of the Ten Commandments, these media elites are the ones that established the precedent of downplaying the existence of a morality beyond that of the group or “tribe” (as it is termed in a denigrating way in this segment). But aren’t these as dedicated to the so-called “tribe” as the consideration that trumps all others? For example, Barack Obama was elected primarily for being Black. The masses were directed to back Hillary Clinton simply because she was a woman. And no one is supposed to say a peep critical of Black Lives Matter despite the propensity of those in that movement to loot beauty salons for haircare products and burn other businesses to the ground in the name of social justice.
A Harris Poll concludes 84% of Americans hold the opinion “no gun under 21”. Why don’t the same numbers oppose enlistment in the military or enrollment in Select Service below that age threshold?
In a SermonAudio homily, it was correctly warned that many of aspects of life can be pursued with such zeal that we fail in one’s service to God. To bad this admonition was not applied to organized religion as well.
World educators supportive of students skipping class in opposition to the Second Amendment be as supportive if students walked out in favor of Confederate war memorials, the Tea Party movement, or school prayer? An alleged study indicates that a significant number of women are demanding that a man be at least six feet tall before they would considering dating them. Even when you meet their height requirements, they still aren’t likely to go out with you. And if women demanding a man meet certain physical requirements in order to be worthy of companionship, what is so wrong then with men insisting upon sufficient bosom birth, an exacting hip to waist ratio, or a specific age parameter (with some men preferring younger while other skew older) in order for a woman to be worthy of consideration?
The punishment for the teacher feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle in front of his students ought to be to force him to put his own hand in the snapping turtle’s mouth. If he loses his hand, he should have thought about that before feeding the puppy to the snapping turtle.
Trump’s suggestion of a “Space Force” to handle extraplanetary military operations has allowed for a good laugh across social media. However, the concept is less ridiculous than NASA conferences held were the attendees ponder the question if Jesus died for Klingons not from the standpoint of whether extraterrestrials have souls but rather as way for academics to bash Christians for holding up cultural development and where Levar Burton and Nichelle Nichols were no doubt paid significant honoraria to make a public appearance.
In response to the hordes of students skipping class in opposition to the Second Amendment, Nancy Pelosi said no one's political survival is more important than the survival of the nation's children. Unless, of course, if the child is still in the womb.
The Washington Post is celebrating the lone student at one school that walked out of class in opposition to the Second Amendment. Would this liberal rag defend students that remained in class in support of the inalienable right to bear arms?
A brat demonstrating against the Second Amendment remarked that you should not be allowed to own an "assault rifle" unless you can articulate a reason why. Shouldn't the same apply to cellphones and free birth control?
Nancy Pelosi has decreed that the prototypes of Trump’s proposed Great Wall Of America are too high for civilized society. If the Congressional leader ever watched “Pacific Rim”, she would have probably applauded the interdimensional monsters busting through the barrier to lay waste to what remained of human civilization. But in all seriousness, if high barricades are an offense to democratic values, does she intend to advocate for the removal of the ones surrounding the Capitol? More importantly, does she intend to tear down any fences surrounding her properties or to leave the doors unlocked at night so vagrants can traipse around at their own leisure?
Hispanosupremacist Jorge Ramos says that he is now having the worst time of his life in his 34 years in the United States. He is always free to return to Third World poverty any time that he so desires.
The Syfy drama Krypton is not without potential. However, it is not as enjoyable as Smallville or Supergirl. One has to be really steeped in Superman lore to follow what is going on and the English accents of the actors don't help either. As a family member not as familiar with superheroes and comics confided, this Krypton certainly looks different than the one from the TV shows and movies. Often Superman's home world is depicted as almost heavenly with crystalline architecture of an almost cathedral like appearance. However, this world simply looks rundown. In many versions of the Superman story, Krypton is left to its fate as a result of a scientific establishment too mired in its own procedures to admit to the obvious. Yet this version seems to want to take the narrative in a bit of another direction subtly anti-Christian as the religious elite deny the existence of life beyond their world to the point of persecuting those advocating on behalf of the idea. To emphasize the point, the primary religious leader, the voice of Rao, is depicted in a multi-faced mask reminiscent of an image from church history intended to illustrate the Trinity.
The cover story of the April 2018 issue of Sojourner’s Magazine is titled, “How Evangelicals Became White: For much of American evangelical history spreading the Gospel meant spreading Whiteness”. Does Sojourner’s stop to explain and, even more importantly, lament how the so-called “mainline churches” are probably even “Whiter” than those of the Evangelicals being denigrated in this propaganda? Are Black denominations being condemned for being overwhelmingly Black? Is the Roman Catholic Church ever condemned in the pages of this publication for abetting in the violation of U.S. immigration law?
Revolutions are seldom satisfied accomplishing the initial stated objective. These movements eventually become increasingly strident. Once those with wandering hands or raunchy mouths (as determined by feminists that are not so much in favor of decorum as they hate men) are removed from public life, what is to prevent assorted surveillance technologies from being deployed to eliminate the last remaining vestiges of maleness? For example, close circuit TV could be used to catch those stealing a glance of a jiggly bosom or backside strutting by. Will fit bits be required to catch men that become aroused by an alluring woman in their presence who saying nothing about it but who would be betrayed by an increased pulse or blood pressure rates?
One adolescent orator at the March For Our Lives Rally claimed to speak on behalf of “African American girls whose stories don't lead on the evening news.” In her racialist tirade, did she point out that most Black youths are shot by other Black youths with firearms not acquired or used in a manner approved by the NRA nor by the organization's membership?
A number of dimwitted waifs at the March For Our Lives rally insisted that the Constitution was outdated. So if these rabble rousers had been denied the opportunity to assemble or had their gathering disbanded at the end of police batons, tasers and tear gas, there would have been nothing wrong with that. Because the right to speak and petition for the redress of grievances is just as much part of that Constitution these activists denigrate as the Second Amendment.
Miami officials are considering a plan to allow educators strapped for rent to live at school. And you thought accounts of the sexcapades occurring in the public schools were wild before?
In calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment, does that also include the right to bear arms of the security details of retired Supreme Court Justices as well?
If former Supreme Court Justices are calling for the elimination of the Second Amendment because the constitutional provision is no longer considered socially utilitarian, what is to prevent them from issuing similar pronouncements calling for the elimination of freedom of speech and religion when those particular statutory clauses are deemed similarly subversive to public order?
If Youtube can’t be forced to allow for Conservative speech, why should Christians be compelled to bake gay wedding cakes?
If the census should not be allowed to ask if a respondent is a citizen of the United States, why on the American Community Survey was I required to answer how far I drove to work and how many toilets are in my house?
A Maryland Park and Planning Commission is holding a teen athletic competition advertised as the first annual “Hunger Games”. As a science fiction fan, I found the Hunger Games series of films a compelling and highly plausible dystopia. But it is a DYSTOPIA. That means no rational individual would want to find themselves in that situation. In spoofing the emphasis placed upon the love triangle in the story, Homer Simpson lamented, “When do we get to killing the children?” Will this be the fate of those losing these municipal competitions? For like it or not, that was the point of this fictionalized athletic spectacle as a form of social control and the only way to survive was to kill or be killed. Any bureaucrat employing this name as part of what ought to be a wholesome youth activity either doesn’t understand the point of the narrative or are hoping to manipulate the population to the point where one day such blatantly homicidal bloodsports are accepted without question.
If it is unacceptable for the government to ask who is a citizen, why is it acceptable for government to not only know how much money individuals make but also how much of that money individuals withdrawal from privately owned banks after taxes on those funds have already been paid?
For daring to comment on a public online post by gun control fanatic David Hogg, pundit Laura Ingraham has been accused of cyberbullying. But isn’t Hogg even more directly a bully? After all, is he not the one issuing threats and ultimatums if his preferred policy directives or managerial preferences are not implemented?
It was argued on the Berean Baptist Church SermonAudio podcast that, even if a “pew sitter” comes to church 52 out of 52 Sunday’s a year, they are not sufficiently demonstrating the value of the church until they sing in the choir, serve in AWANA, or play an instrument for 52 out of those 52 weeks. Would the pastoral staff be serving the 52 out of 52 weeks if there was no paycheck on the line? If showing up is not is not sufficient demonstration of devotion to Christ, perhaps they’d rather people not show up at all? Furthermore, why would anyone want to hazard the commitment necessary to hold a volunteer position in a congregation that has mentioned in previous publicly available podcasts how criteria to qualify are nowhere detailed in the pages of Sola Scriptura? Furthermore, by definition a church of a finite size only has so many teaching positions available and, given that these are non-compensated, one is under no obligation to pursue them particularly if one is not skilled in or desirous to participate in the open opportunities.
It was said in a Berean Baptist Church SermonAudio podcast that the true believers are those that serve IN the church institutional or organizational. How can one hand down a definitive ruling that those not explicitly serving under ecclesiastical scrutiny are not performing works for Christ beyond an inquisitorial gaze? Furthermore, how is what this pastoral staff is advocating little different than the blatant works righteousness of most strains of Roman Catholicism?
A Sacramento woman with her house on the real estate market is refusing to sell to any Trump supporters. It is claimed that political affiliation is not listed among the protected classifications known for rampaging in the streets and looting local businesses at the rendering of unpopular trial verdicts. As such, this would not constitute a technical act of discrimination. Fine. If this is allowed to stand, all one should need to do to get out of selling a home to minorities is to decline on the grounds that the individuals are likely Obama voters. Christian bakers wanting to avoid entanglements with gay weddings could articulate similar reasons. More importantly, given that most Americans do not necessarily wear their politics on their sleeves, what is to prevent someone from saying that they did not vote for Trump when they really did? It’s not like this inquiry is regarding one’s faith in Christ.
By Frederick Meekins
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