Tuesday, December 11, 2018


 'Give Us Another Chance': Macron Emerges To Address French People
 The Yellow Vest movement has largely rejected French President Emmanuel Macron’s concession speech, claiming it was an insincere “charade.”
“He is trying to do a pirouette to land back on his feet but we can see that he isn’t sincere, that it’s all smoke and mirrors,” Jean-Marc, a car mechanic told the AFP Monday.
According to local media, other French citizens described the speech as “window dressing,” “a bluff,” a “drop in the ocean,” “nonsense,” and a “charade.”
 Embattled French president criticized for hiding away while riots engulfed nation
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After days of silence amid riots by the Yellow Vests over his unpopular policies, French President Macron took a scolding tone when he finally addressed his people in a statement Monday.
“There was legitimate claims, however, there was a chain of inadmissible violence, and I’m here to talk about it,” Macron said from the Élysée Palace. “I won’t forget that there’s anger, there’s worry, there’s indignation – all of us, or most of us in France feel it. However, I cannot accept the unacceptable behavior that took place.”

“The anger was about the gas tax and the Prime Minister responded to that by cancelling the gas tax. However, I feel the anger. Give us another chance. Give a chance to the couple that needs to wake up in the morning to travel for a couple of hours to work far away from their home. Give the single mother a chance to make ends meet. We have to take into account the retired who have worked all their lives and cannot make ends meet.”
Macron then tried to reconcile with his people by offering all workers end-of-year bonuses tax-free, presumably by driving up France’s debt.

“Maybe in the beginning I gave you the impression that I didn’t care, but that’s not true. Maybe I hurt some of you. That was not my intention. I want to find a way to get out of this together.”
“This is why I’m ordering an end-of-year bonus for all employees without any tax. How we treat you is a very important part of our nation. In 2019, you’re going to see this.”
But Macron also rejected the measure to increase taxes for the rich, saying it would drive rich companies out of France.
“Some of you want me to come back and revisit the fortune tax. However, this has caused the richer companies to depart our country and we have suffered from this measure tremendously. Going backward will make us weaker and we will lose jobs in every sector.”
Colleagues from across the political spectrum criticized Macron over the weekend for hiding away in the Élysée Palace while Paris was burning, including political rival Marine Le Pen and socialist leader Jean-Luc Melenchon.
President Trump also criticized the Paris Climate Accord, noting the French people weren’t responding positively to its dictates.
“The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France. People do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third world countries (that are questionably run), in order to maybe protect the environment. Chanting ‘We Want Trump!’ Love France,” he tweeted Saturday.

The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France. People do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third world countries (that are questionably run), in order to maybe protect the environment. Chanting “We Want Trump!” Love France.

 Macron Concedes Anger Over Mass Immigration 
Must Be Acknowledged
French President capitulates to demands of yellow vest movement 
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During a speech to the nation this evening, French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged that yellow vest demonstrators were angry about mass immigration and that the issue needs to be debated at the national level.
Almost 2000 people were arrested on Saturday in France while 264 people were injured during protests that boiled over into riots and looting, the fourth round of such demonstrations in recent weeks.
During a primetime address on live television, Macron said that despite acts of violence, the protesters’ indignation was “deep and in many ways legitimate,” adding, “I take my share of responsibility. I know I have hurt some of you with my words.”
Despite the outside perception being that the protests were solely about economic woes, Macron acknowledged that mass immigration was also a major concern, conceding, “We must tackle the question of immigration.”
One yellow vest leader responded to the address by telling the French President, “If you still have respect for your people, resign.”
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WATCH: A yellow vest protester to French President Emmanuel Macron moments after televised statement: "If you still have respect for your people, resign"
Macron also announced a number of economic relief measures, including raising the monthly minimum wage by 100 euros and making overtime pay and end of year bonuses tax exempt. Retired citizens who earn less than 2000 euros a month will not be taxed.
The snap policy changes are being seen by some as a total capitulation by Macron’s government to the will of protesters.
As we document in the video below, aside from looters and mindless rioters, the core of the yellow vest movement is very much a reaction against globalism by an increasingly impoverished lower middle and working class who are seeing floods of migrants enter the France and receive welfare while their own cost of living continues to rise.

Macron’s Lame Attempt to BUY OFF Yellow Vest Protesters!!!

France's "Yellow Vest" revolution exposes globalist puppet Macron

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the protests in Paris and how they represent more much more than a dissatisfaction with fuel price hikes, having much more to do with a general anger and disgust for Macron and his globalist government policies.


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“The lives of 19 religious men and women martyred during the Algerian civil war are a testament to God’s plan of love and peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims, Pope Francis said.”
A more serious analyst would note that they were, after all, murdered, so they might not be that great a testimony to peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims. But this is the Pope who has said that “Muslim terrorism does not exist.” So he affirms that “by beatifying our 19 brothers and sisters, the church wishes to bear witness to her desire to continue to work for dialogue, harmony and friendship,” ignoring the fact that the murder of these people drowned their desire for “dialogue, harmony and friendship” in their own blood. There may be some room for dialogue, but only if it is informed and realistic, not based on wishful thinking and willful ignorance.
“Leave them; they are blind guides. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matthew 15:14)

“Algerian martyrs bear witness to Christian-Muslim peace, Pope Francis says,” by Catholic News Service, December 10, 2018:
VATICAN – The lives of 19 religious men and women martyred during the Algerian civil war are a testament to God’s plan of love and peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims, Pope Francis said….
Both Christians and Muslims in Algeria “have been victims of the same violence for having lived, with faithfulness and respect for each other, their duties as believers and citizens in this blessed land. It is for them, too, that we pray and express our grateful tribute,” the Pope said.
Among those who were beatified were Blessed Christian de Cherge and six of his fellow Trappists – Fathers Christophe Lebreton, Bruno Lemarchand and Celestin Ringeard as well as Brothers Luc Dochier, Michel Fleury and Paul Favre-Miville – who were murdered in 1996 by members of the Armed Islamic Group in Tibhirine, Algeria….
Several months after their deaths, Blessed Pierre Claverie, bishop of Oran, was assassinated along with his driver by an explosive device. According to the website of the Dominican Order of Preachers, his death was mourned also by Muslims who considered him “their bishop.”
Pope Francis said that all Algerians are heirs of the great message of love that began with St. Augustine of Hippo and continued with the martyred religious men and women “at a time when all people are seeking to advance their aspiration to live together in peace.”
“By beatifying our 19 brothers and sisters, the church wishes to bear witness to her desire to continue to work for dialogue, harmony and friendship,” the Pope said. “We believe that this event, which is unprecedented in your country, will draw a great sign of brotherhood in the Algerian sky for the whole world.”



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 MANKATO, Minn. — A professor at Minnesota State University tweeted this past week that the story of the virgin birth is about God impregnating a teenager without her consent, generating pushback from hundreds of commenters.
“The virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen. There is no definition of consent that would include that scenario,” wrote Eric Sprankle, an associate professor of psychology and sexuality studies at the university.
The tweet has generated nearly 1,500 likes as of press time, but also much backlash.
“Sorry. Luke 1:26-38 states clearly that the angel communicated God’s plan for Mary, and in verse 38, she agreed. Whether you believe or disbelieve, it helps if you actually read the text,” wrote commenter Tom Cleary.
The Scriptures state that after the angel Gabriel told Mary that “thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus … and of His kingdom there shall be no end,” Mary asked, “How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?”
“The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee. Therefore, also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible,” Gabriel answered.
“And Mary said, ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word,'” verse 38 outlines.
Sprankle, who, according to his website, “leads the Sexual Health Research Team at MSU examining sex work stigma” and is also a certified sex therapist, replied to Cleary that God would have punished Mary if she had not agreed, and that He consequently domineered over her in the matter.
“The biblical God regularly punished disobedience. The power difference (deity vs. mortal) and the potential for violence for saying ‘no’ negates her ‘yes,'” Sprankle wrote. “To put someone in this position is an unethical abuse of power at best and grossly predatory at worst.”
His remarks generated much controversy in the hours and days that followed, with some claiming that Mary was raped by God, and others proclaiming that such a notion is both blasphemous and incorrect.
“This is blasphemy against Almighty God! You have zero business teaching young minds. Minnesota State clearly lacks integrity,” wrote Stacey Paige.
“A psych degree does not equal biblical competency. First, Mary consented to becoming the mother of Jesus. Second, no early Christian believed the Holy Spirit had physical relations with Mary,” also stated commenter Benjamin Sanchez. “The emphasis is Jesus, the incarnation of the eternal Son of God…”
“Hmmm, let’s see. If I create a clay pot, and decide after I made it that I wanted to add another smaller pot inside it, how does the 1st pot have any sayso?” asked Oze McCallum.
Sprankle also shared tweets over the past week from The Satanic Temple, American Atheists and Planned Parenthood.
1 Corinthians 2:14 states, “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
1 Corinthians 1:20-21 and 27-29 also declares, “Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. … But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise, and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.”

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The Catholic Church globally is one of the world’s leading proponents of illegal immigration. Pope Francis himself has said many times that all nations should open their borders and let anyone and everyone come in. He says that how a christian is supposed to show compassion. What Francis forgot to tell you, of course, was how lucrative the illegal migrant business is, and how much money they are making in government grants by promoting and perpetuating it.
“Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.” Isaiah 5:14 (KJV)
So a Catholic Church in Massachusetts decided to promote the illegal migrant caravan this year in a novel way. They took their nativity scene and placed the baby Jesus in a prison cage, next to a sign marked with ‘Deportation’. They are simply following Pope Francis’ mandate of open borders for all, which in reality is a satanically-inspired theme of how to overthrow sovereign nations. Germany allowed a million unchecked migrants in, and it almost destroyed their country. Sweden allowed unchecked migrants in, and now their women are raped on a daily basis.
Let me just close with this thought. Heaven not only has a strict immigration policy, it also has multiple gates and a massive wall. Hell on the other hand has open borders, is wide open to everyone and is enlarging itself daily. Walls and borders are not only good, they are necessary if you want to have peace, security and order. But that is not what Pope Francis wants, he wants anarchy. And speaking of walls, how about taking down the massive wall that surrounds the Vatican? Hello?….anyone?? *crickets*
Dedham Church’s Immigration-Themed Nativity Scene Features Baby Jesus In Cage
FROM CBS BOSTON: The nativity scene at St. Susanna Parish is hoping to shine a light on the topic of immigration. The scene was set up over the weekend. It shows baby Jesus inside a black cage and the three wise men separated by a fence with a sign that reads “deportation.”
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A group of Ohio religious leaders criticized lawmakers’ efforts to pass protections for unborn babies Thursday during a pro-abortion protest at a church in downtown Columbus.
The event at Trinity Episcopal Church, coordinated by the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, included Christian and Jewish leaders who oppose a bill to prohibit abortions after unborn babies have a detectable heartbeat, about six weeks of pregnancy.
The state House passed the bill in November, and the Senate is considering it this week. It is expected to pass the Republican-controlled legislature.

The Rev. Terry Williams, a United Church of Christ minister from Chillicothe who spoke at the protest, claimed to stand for women’s rights by opposing the pro-life bill.
“I will not stand here idly and let them strip away the rights of women and others in our state to make the right decisions for them and their families,” Williams said.

The Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus also spoke, saying, “This bill, which does not protect the health of the woman or rape victims, is not pro-life.”
The bill does protect life, though. An unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable around six weeks of pregnancy, though new research suggests it may begin as early as 18 days after conception. In 2017, 20,893 unborn babies were aborted in Ohio, according to the state Department of Health. Most of those babies would be protected if the legislation goes into effect.
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The internet was abuzz today, especially the mainstream media, with criticism of Donald Trump.  While daily criticism of the President is nothing new, today’s story is unique in that it has a religious overtone.   Trump, along with the other living US Presidents, was in attendance at today’s funeral service for George H. W. Bush.  The funeral was held in the National Cathedral, which is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.   The late President Bush was an Episcopalian and thus his funeral service reflected that religious tradition.  In keeping with that tradition, the Apostles Creed was recited by the congregation.  Every President and First Lady in attendance, with the exception of Donald and Melania Trump recited the creed, which reads as follows:
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
The Apostle’s Creed is a summary of the most basic Christian theology and no one should expect that Donald Trump, who clearly does not demonstrate Christian character or beliefs, to believe it or want to recite it.  This is seen as somewhat ironic or even contradictory by his detractors given that a large part of Trump’s base of electoral support consists of evangelical Christians.  Nevertheless, if Trump does not believe the words of the Apostles Creed, he showed great integrity today by not citing it, even though it would have looked good in front of voters.  This seems to be lost on liberal critics and received hostile criticism in the media and twitterverse.

What should not be lost is that some of the presidents who did recite the creed show absolutely no dedication to living out biblical convictions.  While they may be more civil in tone than Trump, the Clintons and Obamas are some of the most anti-life, pro-LGBT politicians in the history of the United States.  Their support of abortion rights and unbiblical sexual unions clearly demonstrates that they are not true Christians.  Jimmy Carter is also a theological liberal who denies the clear teaching of scripture.  In short, these wicked politicians are under the wrath of God.  They demonstrate a dead religion.  It is actually worse that they will cite a historic Christian Creed in a cathedral and not live out its ramifications than it is for a man who does not believe to not say it.  Going further, the Episcopal Church itself long ago departed biblical orthodoxy and its typical congregant is anti-life and pro-LGBT in his spiritual convictions, hardly a true member of “the Holy catholic church” to which the Apostle’s Creed refers.  Perhaps the best demonstration of the apostasy of the Episcopal Church is that a Muslim prayer service has been held in the very “Christian” cathedral in which President Bush’s funeral service was held.
In short, a Christian funeral service was held today in a cathedral owned by a so-called church that doesn’t believe the Bible and was attended by so-called Christian politicians who don’t believe the Bible and the widespread criticism of what happened at the event has been laid on the only man who chose not to engage in blatant hypocrisy.  Furthermore, this media-generated controversy distracted from a celebration of the life of a beloved civil servant and patriot, George H. W. Bush.
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 FDA Contract to Buy Aborted Baby Parts to Breed 'Humanized Mice' 
Terminated After Outrage
 Your Tax Dollars, 'Fresh' Late-term Aborted Babies and Humanized Mice
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The Trump administration recently halted another research contract that used taxpayer dollars to purchase aborted baby body parts.
Pro-life advocates have been putting pressure on the Trump administration to stop funding research projects that use aborted baby parts, and it appears the administration is listening. It canceled a Food and Drug Administration contract in September. Then last week, the administration sent word that it would not renew another.
The National Institutes of Health recently told the University of California San Francisco that it will not renew its $2 million-a-year research contract, according to the Catholic News Agency.
The Orlando Sentinel reports UCSF researchers used aborted baby parts to conduct research on treatments for HIV using “humanized mice.”
According to the report:
Last week, an NIH contracting official told the principal investigator at UCSF that the government was ending the seven-year contract midstream, and that the decision was coming from the “highest levels,” according to a virologist familiar with the events. Five days later, the university received a letter from the AIDS division of NIH’s National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases saying the government would continue the contract for 90 days rather than the expected year-long renewal, with no word of its prospects after that, according to an individual with knowledge of the letter.
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Department said no final decisions have been made. But, as the Orlando newspaper reports:
Even so, the principal investigator is preparing to shut down the lab, according to the individual familiar with Monday’s letter from NIH to the university’s business office. The Washington Post is not identifying the investigator, who has been involved with HIV research since the mid-1990s.
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“For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?”  1 Peter 4:17
G. Bryant Wright is the pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, a wealthy Southern Baptist Megachurch in Cobb County, Georgia.  He is also the former President of the Southern Baptist Convention.  This morning, Wright took to Twitter to criticize Donald Trump for an insulting comment about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Pray for the President to repent of such childishness as this. This is disgraceful behavior for anyone.
Calling Trump’s behavior “childish” and “disgraceful,” Wright urged his followers to pray for President Trump to “repent.”  It is unclear if by “repent” Wright meant that Trump would change his behavior and apologize or that Trump would turn from his sins and receive Christ as Lord and Savior.  Given that it’s been long apparent that Trump is not a Christian, Wright was almost certainly referring to the President’s unstatesman-like behavior.
Given that Republican politicians have long-received unwavering support from the Southern Baptist voting bloc, Wright’s very public and open rebuke of Trump may take many aback.  Wright is a pastor in a very pro-Trump state.  Interestingly enough, the 6th congressional district of Georgia recently flipped from Republican to Democratic control.  It could be that Wright’s church has a changing demographic on its hands.  Wright, who recently announced his impending retirement, obviously felt free to speak his mind about Trump. But was it wise?
President or not, Trump is ultimately one more lost person in danger of the fires of Hell.  His greatest need is a change of the heart not a change of behavior.  Public pressure and social media rebukes may change political behaviors but only the Holy Spirit can regenerate a sinful heart.  In this case, Wright’s direct challenge to Trump’s behavior comes off more like virtue signaling than concern for the soul of a lost person.
Wright’s public rebuke is also tragically misplaced. 
Yes, it is the case that Trump’s behavior is often boorish and insensitive.  However, he is ultimately outside of the household of God.  Within Wright’s own Southern Baptist denomination there are major spiritual problems.  Most glaringly, its denominational bookstores sell unbiblical and dangerous literature for a profit.  Its seminaries are growing more progressive.  Unaccountable megapastors grow wealthier and wealthier from book deals and speaking fees while the denomination shrinks and baptism numbers are drying up.  At the same time, many Southern Baptists are more concerned with politics than they are with the Kingdom.  The Southern Baptist Convention is in desperate need of leadership which will prophetically call Southern Baptists to reform and repentance.
Sadly, Baptists can never expect influential leaders like Bryant Wright to publicly rebuke fellow Southerner Baptist luminaries like Danny Akin, Steve Gaines, JD Greear, Johnny Hunt, and Thom Rainer.  Tweets attacking the behavior of a lost politician, however, may now be par for the course.
If you are Southern Baptist concerned with how your church a denomination are using the tithe and offering money with which God has entrusted you, I commend to you my book on Southern Baptist Stewardship.
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 "Refugees and Immigrants" - A Chapel message delivered by Dr. Bryant Wright


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Bruce Jenner is a man.
There, I wrote it again. Bruce Jenner is a man. Facebook Community guidelines may prohibit my free speech, and as a private corporation they can certainly be as fascist as they want to be, but they cannot change biological facts. Facebook Community Standards cannot make up into down, black into white, or Bruce Jenner into a woman. Bruce Jenner can’t even turn Bruce Jenner into a woman. Bruce Jenner’s surgeon can’t turn him into a woman. But in today’s world in which a growing corporatocracy increases its stranglehold on free expression, some things just cannot be said.
I was put into Facebook jail for thought-crimes that included daring to correctly identify someone’s gender. Bruce Jenner lives in an imaginary world, and I do not play well with others. My fantasies are crucified by a Biblical worldview, and I refuse to live in the magical land of makebelieve where a he can become a she by a quick application of makeup or a snip of the scissors.
When Facebook notified me of the ban, they provided a screenshot of the post for which I was exiled away from the community whose standards I had so grievously violated (below left).
The heading ends, “Everyone knows this, but its not appropriate just to come out and say it.”
Interestingly enough, that article (which you can find here) wasn’t meant to trigger Facebook’s Ministry of Truth, but Twitter’s Thought Crime Department. The article, posted November 29, was designed specifically as a thumb-in-the-eye to Twitter, which (as the article explained) banned calling people by their given names, should they choose to live a lie.
However, in true corporatocracy fashion, one Social Media giant is now enforcing the rules of another. Twitter made the rule against correctly identifying the gender of delusional people, and Facebook is enforcing it.
And again, for the umpteen-hundredth time, Social Media companies can do whatever they want; they’re private corporations. However, if Twitter and Facebook are going to decide they are responsible for all the content posted on their forums, then they are acting like content publishers. And if they are content publishers, they’re responsible for everything said on their platform. They should be held legally liable for every actionable case of slander, libel, abuse and copyright infringement that takes place on their platform. Let me explain.
A newspaper publisher – or a website publisher, like my role with Pulpit & Pen – is ultimately responsible for what is published. Publishers can be sued and held liable for anything said within that publication. That’s to be expected. After all, we have the power of editorial review. This is why, for example, a newspaper won’t publish a housing ad that violates anti-discrimination housing laws. You get the point.
However, a bulletin board at the grocery store is made available for anybody, anywhere, to post anything. There’s no expectation that the grocery store is responsible for what is posted on the bulletin board because they have no control or oversight and no policies mandating control of the bulletin board. They aren’t publishers of the bulletin board’s material, they’re just owners of the real estate. If somebody posted an ad for “Hispanic Housing Only” the grocery store wouldn’t be liable for that, even though the landlord might be. Again, I assume you’re following the logic.
Until recently, Facebook and Twitter acted as a public bulletin board, rather than as a content publisher. Anyone was free to speak, and because the corporations didn’t regulate, they had no liability for not regulating well enough. If Facebook and Twitter want to act as publishers – deciding what content is published and what is not – they should have their pants sued off every time anyone on their platforms violates the law in any way or if they cause civil damages to any other person. That’s only fair.
In the meantime, needless to say, I’m in Facebook jail, locked up until at such time I repent of saying true things.
What’s a sadder part of this tail is that it was ostensibly Christian followers of a militant, butch, racist woman who reported me to the Thought Police for crimes against the Neighborhood of Makebelieve. Jackie Hill Perry, who is an “ex-gay” (still mannish) Social Justice activist, Critical Race Theorist, and Cultural Marxist, claimed on Twitter that Christianity was not just the “White Man’s religion” and if so, they had believed the “White Man’s narrative” and said they should stop obeying “Massa,” a racist epithet towards Caucasians, implying that they are all slave-holders or at least would like to be (the equivalent would be if I called a black woman “Mammie”).
I responded by saying that Christianity is “not the exclusive property of militant, butch black women” and followed up by asking, “What is your point?”
Apparently, a woman of a particular skin pigmentation and mannish qualities can spew subversive sub-Christian ideologies and that’s not a problem. Asking her question, but in reverse, is somehow a faux pas. So then, fans of this subversive leftist then began to coalesce – in the name of Jesus – to get me banned from Facebook. They began to scour my pages and threads to find something – anything – with which to get me thrown out of their loving and affirming community.

By the way, the thread that began the whole mess (this tweet was weeks old) was a follower of Jackie Hill Perry saying in her status, “F JD Hall.” The “F” did not stand for “Friendship.” And yet, in spite of this, somehow I’m the one guilty of so-called hate speech. Hate speech, I guess, is now defined as, “Anything I don’t like hearing.”
Consider this: Much of the outrage is because I pointed out Jackie Hill Perry is black, which – to me, at least – is not an insult. That was done in response to her comment about white people. I would hope anyone will see the point of that. The rest of the outrage is that I dared to call her “butch,” because she is still mannish. In fact, preaching to men is one of the most ‘butch’ things any woman can do. This is the woman who wrote her memoir, My Life as a Stud. I’m not making that up. Google it (if you dare).
Gross. And still butch.
Also, I think Jonathan Merritt and Sam Alberry are effeminate. I’m going to keep saying it because being effeminate (or butch) is a sin (1 Corinthians 6:9). Men should act like men. Women should act like women. And when women preach, they’re acting like men. Add in classical homosexual mannerisms and cadences with Perry, and flags should be thrown all over the field.
In all of the hoopla and anger directed at me or Pulpit & Pen, Jackie Hill Perry fans did successfully get one of my accounts temporarily banned on Facebook (good luck banning the millions of P&P readers who also post our articles) because I said Bruce Jenner was a man.
Here’s a question…whose side is Jackie Hill Perry really on? Why does she have so many clearly lost followers? Why are so many of her followers still practicing homosexuals? Why are her followers on the side of Bruce Jenner’s alter ego?
And here’s another thing to consider…if your theological tent is big enough for leftist-progressives and lady preachers spewing the Social Gospel but not big enough for a curmudgeon fundamentalist preaching the real Gospel, maybe the problem isn’t us. Maybe the problem is you.
[Contributed by JD Hall]


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The English term “evangelize” is derived from the Greek term εὐαγγελίζω.  Christians use the term “evangelize” to describe the Christ-mandated action of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others: His atoning death for sin, His burial, His resurrection, and His impending return.  Literally, to evangelize is to share the good news.  In fact, the Greek word εὐαγγέλιον, which is translated to English as “gospel” means good news.   That’s what the gospel is, it’s the good news.  By its nature it can’t be anything else.  The effect of the gospel is broad and yet simple:  the world is saved from the deleterious effects of sin.  Individual believers who accept the gospel message are saved from the wrath of God.  They are redeemed from their sin and proclaimed righteous in Jesus Christ.  They are citizens of a heavenly kingdom and will live with their Lord in a renewed Heaven and Earth.
That renewed creation has not yet come.  Until it does, the creation groans.  Poverty and injustice remain ever-present in a fallen world.  Thus the temptation to turn the good news of Jesus Christ into a message of social renewal in the current world remains an ever-present tool of the devil, especially as society becomes more dedicated to the unbiblcal notions of humanism, scientism, evolutionism, and cultural marxism.  This perversion of the gospel is known as the “social gospel.”  Unfortunately, it is getting more and more popular among professing evangelicals and their institutions.  As broader evangelicalism takes a leftward turn towards advocating social justice, observers can expect to see its book-sellers and conference speakers turn with it.
America’s most popular Bible teacher, Beth Moore, may have just veered in that leftward direction:
Beth Moore’s exasperating comment carries with it a heavy “social gospel” undertone. 
The irony of her statement is that she has long made a living partnering with those who pervert the gospel in an entirely different direction.  Beth Moore has long been a friend to Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Christine Caine and others who preach that Jesus came and died to make people rich.  Now, the well heeled Moore, seems to be preaching against privilege.
Pastors and the husbands of Beth Moore’s legions of fans would do well to refamiliarize themselves with the words the Lord Jesus Christ read from the scriptures when he proclaimed his Messianic anointing to his hometown synagogue:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are oppressed,
To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”
Jesus came neither to make individuals materially wealthy (the prosperity gospel) nor to evenly distribute the wealth of earthly societies (the social gospel).  Jesus came to save us from our sins.  The further we get away from that, (the true gospel) the further we get away from His Father.
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Laura Abel

Division Superintendent

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WEST POINT, Va. — A high school teacher in Virginia was fired on Thursday for declining to use masculine pronouns for a female student who identifies as a boy. The termination, despite the launch of a petition in support of the teacher and a large turnout at a public hearing, resulted in a student walkout in protest the following day.
Peter Vlaming, who teaches French at West Point High School, had reportedly told administrators that he could not refer to the girl as a boy due to his Christian convictions. He sought to not use any pronouns at all so as not to pose an issue, but did call the student by her new name.
petition launched in support of Vlaming states that the teacher, who knew the student from recent years when she still presented herself as a girl, inadvertently referred to the student with a feminine pronoun twice this school year, resulting in a complaint being lodged with the principal.
“Mr. Vlaming was asked to sign a paper stating he wouldn’t refer to the student as a female,” the petition states. “He stated he couldn’t promise that he wouldn’t ‘slip up’ again because for the previous two school years the student identified as a female, still looks like a female and he’s not used to the student as a male.”
Vlaming was specifically asked to refer to the student by her preferred pronouns, but he said he could not do so.
On Oct. 31, Vlaming was placed on paid leave, and West Point Public Schools Superintendent Laura Abel recommended that the teacher of seven years be terminated for insubordination with directives in light of the school board’s policies on discrimination.
“As superintendent, it is my responsibility to enforce board policy, and due to Mr. Vlaming’s non-compliance, I therefore recommended termination,” Abel said in a statement.
On Thursday, a public hearing was held surrounding the matter, which was filled to capacity and overflowing. Vlaming told those gathered that he felt he was being forced to go along with a worldview with which he disagrees and is against his religion.
“My religious faith dictates that I am to love and respect everyone, whether I agree with them or not, because we are all made in God’s image,” he said, according to local television station WRIC.
“I am also aware of, and agree, with speech limits that are placed on public school teachers, concerning matters of religious faith,” Vlaming also stated. “I represent the state in my role as a public school teacher and therefore speak with a certain authority. That authority is not to be used to promote any one specific worldview, and I don’t. However, we are here today because a specific worldview is being imposed upon me.”
He said that he sought to work out the matter in a way that was based on “mutual tolerance,” but it was not accepted, and his job rather hung in the balance because he held to views adhered to by “most of the world for most of human history.”
“That is not tolerance,” Vlaming declared, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “That is coercion.”
However, the board voted unanimously to terminate Vlaming, and later released a statement outlining that Vlaming “willfully violated school board policy” by steadfastly declining to refer to the girl with masculine pronouns.
“West Point Public Schools has the responsibility to ensure all students have a safe and supportive school environment where they can learn and thrive. We do not and cannot tolerate discrimination in any form, or actions that create a hostile environment for any member of our school family,” it said.
“Mr. Vlaming was asked repeatedly, over several weeks and by multiple administrators, to address a student by the pronouns with which this student identifies. The issue before us was not one mistaken slip of the tongue. Mr. Vlaming consistently refused to comply going forward—including in a statement made at the hearing—a willful violation of school board policy,” the board stated.
On Friday, a number of students participated in a walkout, during which they held signs and chanted slogans such as “bring him back!”
“I’m just outraged about it,” junior Forrest Rohde told local television station WRIC. “He’s a really nice guy. … He really does care about his students. The thing he will not do is change his ways of thoughts and believing in things just to conform to someone else’s ideologies.”