Sunday, October 13, 2019

Darkness in the heart of Dallas

The demagoguery of Robert Jeffress, Pastor of First Baptist Dallas megachurch, is striking in its . Quoting Jeffress, “Islam is wrong. It is a heresy from the pit of hell. Mormonism is wrong. It is a heresy from the pit of hell.  Judaism — you can’t be saved being a Jew. Much of what you see today in the Catholic Church today doesn't come from God's word," said Jeffress in 2011, "It comes from this cult-like, pagan religion.
Jeopardizing his church’s tax exempt status by entering the political arena, Jeffress said, “In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong-Un."

Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress has argued that Indian spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi is going to hell for not being a Christian and suggested that former President Jimmy Carter may be leading others to hell for suggesting otherwise. (Christian Post)

Robert Hunt, SMU's Perkins School of Theology and director of the Center for Evangelism and Missional Church Studies, wrote that Jeffress represents a type of "darkness in the heart of Dallas." (Christian Examiner, Nov. 2015)

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Follow the Money: Moscow Mitch and Elaine Chao

The House Oversight and Reform Committee on Monday sought documents from Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao as it investigates what it calls “troubling questions” into whether the Trump appointee misused her position for personal and family benefit. Federal employees are forbidden from using public office for friends’ or relatives’ “private gain. The State Department was leery of Chao’s efforts to include her relatives in meetings with Chinese officials. Elaine Chao’s father touted his daughter’s influence within the United States government and boasted about his access to President Trump on Air Force One.

The Republican Senate minority leader’s personal wealth grew seven-fold over the last ten years thanks in large part to a gift given to him and his wife in 2008 from James Chao worth between $5 million and $25 million (Senate ethics forms require personal finance disclosures in ranges of amounts, rather than specific figures).

Over a period of five years, millions of dollars were quietly funneled to a Chao family foundation via two offshore firms that list a New York address but are not incorporated anywhere in the United States. The connection between the offshore accounts and the donation to the Chao family foundation were found through a search of the Paradise Papers — a trove of more than 13 million leaked documents from tax havens around the world obtained by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung

In August 2014, the vessel Ping May, owned by the Chao’s Foremost Maritime Corporation, was found to be carrying ninety pounds of cocaine. Contacted by telephone, a representative of Foremost said he is “obviously going to have no comment on this one.” (The Nation)

Friday, September 06, 2019

White House Publishes List of President Trump’s Accomplishments

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

#DefundHate: Cut Funding for ICE and CBP in 2020

Thursday, August 22, 2019

"Imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as one people, under one God, saluting one flag." Donald Trump, Values Voter Summit (Sep. 25, 2015)

May Almighty God favor our work, shape our will in the right way, bless our vision and bless us with the trust of our people. We have no desire to fight for ourselves; only for Germany.
Adolph Hitler, Proclamation of the Reich Government to the German People (Source of original German text: Völkischer Beobachter, February 2, 1933)

Monday, July 22, 2019

'Go Back to Your Country,' a Supercut of Racism Featuring Trump | NowThis

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Extremist’s Plan to Set Synagogue Fire Blows Up in His Face | NowThis

The curves of callousness and stupidity intersect at their respective maxima.

Charles Black, Yale Law School