Why Don’t More Pastors Speak Out on Moral and Cultural Issues?

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Do you wonder why more pastors don’t speak out about controversial moral and cultural issues? Why it’s rare to hear a sermon about abortion or homosexuality?

Excerpted from: Why Don’t More Pastors Speak Out on Moral and Cultural Issues? | The Stream By MICHAEL BROWN Published on November 9, 2018 • 11 Comments


Have you ever wondered why more pastors don’t speak out about controversial moral and cultural issues? Why it’s rare to hear a sermon about abortion or homosexuality?

I’m sure many pastors would say, “That’s not Continue reading

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On Election Day: I leave you with these thoughts

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In a previous post titled: Love him or hate him, Trump does have his finger on the pulse of America I included a commentary before the repost of an article from The Washington Times piece; Trump: People ‘like me more’ when I’m tough on the media which examines the Presidents position critical of main stream media.  I made the following observation:

People are tired of a biased media. This is a trend that is growing exponentially. People are growing tired of politicians, political shills posing as reporters, and celebrities who virtue signal to their peers, extolling their social/political “wokeness” focusing on issues that are far from forefront in the minds of the working class, poor, and much of the middle class.

Almost as if to prove my point Rasmussen reports that 45% of all Likely U.S. Voters think that when most reporters write about a congressional race, they are trying to help the Democratic candidate.  With only 11% saying that they think the media is biased towards Republicans and 35% believing the media is unbiased.

Healthcare, The economy, Immigration, Way women are treated in U.S. society, and Gun policy are the top five important issues on the minds of voters according to Gallop.  These topics are real news to most voters, not faux outrage at Trumps Twitter escapades which for the most part his base finds at least funny if not spot on.  This coupled with a general feeling that the media is trying to indoctrinate rather than inform, to distract from the real concerns, is exactly why many Americans support Trump.

In less than 24 hours from now we will know from election results how accurate this post really is.

Love him or hate him, Trump does have his finger on the pulse of America

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A Commentary From The Bishop:

Anyone outside of the bubble created by Liberal Group Think, or who hasn’t been living under a rock, or who is older than a Millennial, remembers the conversations that rang forth from places that real meet like coffee shops, barber shops, from the small rural town cafe to the city sports bar and similar places, in which the topic was a general lament of the Liberal Media.  Far too often people watched news reporters–on media they once trusted–deliver news reports, not based in fact that allowed one to reach their own conclusion, but rather slanted with opinion designed to function as propaganda instead of news.  People have complained about this for at least the last forty years, a choir that began with a few scattered voices quietly singing and now that collective tune has grown into a crescendo by echoed by millions.

People are tired of a biased media.  This is a trend that is growing exponentially.  People are growing tired of politicians, political shills posing as reporters, and celebrities who virtue signal to their peers, extolling their social/political “wokeness” focusing on issues that are far from forefront in the minds of the working class, poor, and much of the middle class.  The economy, jobs, assistance that is a hand up not a mill stone holding the needy down, are topics of concern by the vast majority of regular Joes and Jills.  This mass majority is truly diverse, made up of working class, poor and middle classes who are White, Black, Asian and Latino, all who just want the American dream of a job, a home, food to eat, and a certain degree of enjoyment out of life.

Trump realized this and capitalized on it…..


Trump: People ‘like me more’ when I’m tough on the media

Trump Sys What Most of Us Only Dared To Think

Excerped From:People ‘like me more’ when I’m tough on the media,
By Gabriella Muñoz
The Washington Times – Thursday, November 1


President Trump defended his aggressive rhetoric toward the media, specifically the phrase “enemy of the people,” as a necessary element to his political success.

The president was grilled over the controversial phrase, calling the press an enemy, during an interview with Axios, which released a new clip Thursday.

He said his supporters “like me more” because Continue reading

No ‘Equality’ in the Equality Act


The ‘Equality Act’ Is a Disaster for Religious Liberty

And We Could Be Facing It Very Soon

Excerpted from The Stream: The ‘Equality Act’ Is a Disaster for Religious Liberty, By DENNY BURK, October 29, 2018


The Associated Press reports on what the Democrats intend to do if they take back the House of Representatives this November. In short, they plan to introduce legislation that would be the biggest assault on religious liberty in our nation’s history. From the report: Continue reading

Many Pastors Avoid Counseling

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A Note From The Bishop:
It is the opinion of this Bishop that ministers need to do more in the way of offering counseling to those that need–at the very least–an attentive ear. Far too many are seeking the help of “professionals” when someone who knows more about them, such as their minister, might do a much better job. There is a growing number of observers critical of modern psychology, which at least appears–to be ground more in opinion than in Science. This is not an indictment of the entire mental health field, but simply a rhetorical question in that might a minister better serve people in many if not most cases in which “just talking about it” seems to be the primary solution?


7 Reasons Many Pastors Avoid Counseling

Excerpted from The Christian Post, By Christian Post Contributor Thom S. Rainer | Sun 28 Oct 2018


I recently conducted an unscientific but revealing social media poll. I asked pastors to share with me what aspects of pastoral ministry they enjoyed the most.

Counseling was listed last, at least indicating it was their least favorite aspect of ministry. So, I went back to these pastors and asked a follow-up question. I wanted to know why so many pastors were avoiding counseling ministries today. Their responses were clear and consistent:
1. Not qualified. In many ways, this response overlaps some of the others. The pastors told us they have not been trained in counseling.
2. Concerned about liabilities.[…] Continue reading

Why the Left Hates Competence

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Why the Left Hates Competence

The Revolt Of The Normals

Excerpted from PJ Media BY SARAH HOYT, OCTOBER 27, 2018


It has been pointed out by people smarter than me that the country – or perhaps the world – is in the middle of a “revolt of the normals.”Not just Trump’s election, no, but multiple and convulsive episodes where the cold cultural wars are heating up like Cuba in the early sixties: never fully going hot but having both sides pull off shows of force to warn the other to back off. There are a lot of them, and most are too small for me to even know about because I’m not part of the hobby or part of the interest into which the left has dragged politics.

Not just Trump’s election, no, but multiple and convulsive episodes where the cold cultural wars are heating up like Cuba in the early sixties: never fully going hot but having both sides pull off shows of force to warn the other to back off. There are a lot of them, and most are too small for me to even know about because I’m not part of Continue reading

The death of the first amendment?

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Those that have followed this blog for some time know that I often republish excerpts from other media in an attempt to inform and educate readers, to spread the news relating to American and Christian traditions and how those institutions are endangered.  Some of our sources for articles are now endangered and under attack, an act that has the effect of silencing voices that offer alternative opinions to the prevailing ideologies of the “Progressive” Socialist Cult.

I use the term cult here to describe a movement that is neo-religious in nature as it promotes a system of belief that maintains that a secular socialist society, that regulates speech and thought, that controls every aspect of the citizen’s life from the cradle to the grave, is superior to freedom of speech, thought, and self determination.  I also use the term cult as proponents of this “religious movement” who put their faith in secular government, do not stop with debate offering apologetics for their belief, but like warrior priests of ancient times, they attack their opponents and chisel away at the opposition’s ability to disseminate information or solicit funding.

Today Life Site News has broadcast a plea for help, a SOS if you will, warning that they are being forced to move operations from one Internet hosting service to another.  A bit more on this event later, but now a bit of back story.

From the LifeSiteNews.com “about us” page: Continue reading

Exploding the Transgender Myth

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Exploding the Transgender Myth

The entire transgender legitimacy movement is a fabrication, in which new vocabulary was introduced to glorify those who suffer from the psychiatric condition known as gender dysphoria.

Excerpted from: Exploding the Transgender Myth
By Avrohom Gordimer, October 25, 2018


The administration’s move to define gender biologically is causing hysteria among outspoken transgender activists and celebrities, protesting with the rallying cry of “We will not be erased!”  After years of effort to promote transgenderism as a normal and even “in” and “cool” type of identity, deserving of broad protections and demanding respect bordering on that of a royal class, the bubble is being burst with a pierce of reality.

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TRUMP AND THE VATICAN

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TRUMP AND THE VATICAN

Trump is Rome’s public enemy number one.

excerpted from: Church Militant, 23 October 2018


I’m Michael Voris coming to you from St. Peter’s Square in the midst of the worst crisis in the Church for centuries — and arguably ever.

The horror of homosexuality seizing control in the hierarchy is manifest in a thousand different ways. And for the record, all those naysayers who have been attacking Church Militant for years saying we have been making all this up, or greatly exaggerating it, pause for a moment and consider:

A former papal ambassador to the United States is in hiding in fear of his life for outing the homosexual current here in Rome.

A Chicago priest is Continue reading

Exorcist and Catholics Respond to Curse Against Kavanaugh

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Word is spreading to pray and fast, not just for the protection of Kavanaugh, but for those who wish him harm.

Excerpted from: Exorcist and Catholics Respond to Curse Against Kavanaugh | by Patti Armstrong | 17 October 2018 | The National Catholic Register


Catholics and exorcists are responding to the news that a curse on the newest U.S. Supreme Court Justice is planned for Saturday Oct. 20 at Catland Books, a “metaphysical boutique and occult bookshop” in Brooklyn, New York. He will be the main focus, at the “Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh” but others will also be targeted. For three hours, starting at 7 p.m., “all rapists and the patriarchy which emboldens, rewards and protects them” will be cursed.

This is not the first cursing event for Catland Books. Last year, the bookstore hosted three hexes on President Donald Trump. Co-owner of the bookshop and event organizer Dakota Bracciale, claims witches at the event will “make Kavanaugh suffer.” Tickets were available through Eventbrite sold out quickly. After saying the St. Michael prayer, I called the bookstore and learned that 60 people will attend. The ticket holders will bring their “rage and axes to grind,” as instructed by the event page. Activities will include a second ritual called, “The Rites of the Scorned One” to “validate, affirm, uphold, and support those of us who have been wronged and who refuse to be silent any longer.”

Silent? Hardly. Pro-abortion groups have loudly denounced the Catholic, pro-life, Kavanaugh as “serious threat” to “women’s right” to abortion, fearing he will protect the life of unborn babies. It’s clear how the sides of good and evil line up.

 

Exorcist Response

As a response to the event, Father Gary Thomas, the exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, California, is offering Mass for Kavanaugh on Thursday and Saturday. His training in Rome was the subject of the 2010 book The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist that was made into a movie in 2011. Continue reading