Tuesday, July 9, 2019


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Tommy Robinson Convicted of Conducting Real Journalism

Tommy Robinson has been found guilty in a British court, for his attempts to report on the Muslim rape gangs that have become prevalent in England. This is an omen of dark times to come for the British people, and in America if we lose the fight to protect freedom of speech.
Tommy Robinson Seeks Political Asylum in the U.S.
Tommy Robinson appeals to Donald Trump for political asylum in the U.S.
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 The shabby treatment of Tommy Robinson by the British justice system in failed attempts to silence him is a stain on Britain; one to match the shocking cover-up of the Muslim rape gangs — the scandal that landed Robinson in jail in the first place as he tried to deliver a live Facebook commentary on a Muslim rape gang trial outside a courthouse in Leeds. British courts were fearful about the impact of Tommy’s report, so they opted instead to protect the “rights” of Muslim rapists.
Just as the cover-up of the Muslim rape gangs that involved police, social workers and the political establishment showcased the level of systemic corruption in Britain, so, too, does the deplorable treatment of Tommy. The justice system, the media, and the political establishment have ganged up on Robinson to teach him the very lesson that Muslim labor MP Naz Shah tried to teach the victims of the Muslim rape gangs when she retweeted a tweet calling upon them to “shut up for the good of diversity.”
A little background on what Tommy has faced: he stated last year after his two month incarceration that he was “purposely” put in a prison with the largest Muslim population in the U.K. What might that reason be? Tommy stated that the state wanted him dead. His solitary confinement location for post-traumatic stress disorder — not to mention the threat to his life from Muslim inmates — was “directly opposite” the prison mosque.
His release from prison two months later came after the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, in an unusually blistering ruling, declared that the court proceedings against him had been illegitimate in a number of ways, and ordered his immediate release.
A retrial was then scheduled, but injustice ruled again and now, Tommy Robinson is headed back to jail after two High Court judges “found his conduct amounted to a serious interference with the administration of justice.”
Robert Spencer and David Wood discussed the Tommy Robinson verdict HERE.
There is no doubt that Tommy’s life is in grave danger in jail especially that U.K. jails are ruled by jihadists. So, now Tommy seeks asylum for himself and family in the US. He stated:
“This is a direct appeal on behalf of my family – we love the United States, I have no future here [in Britain],…The country has fallen.”
The tone of the story below is further evidence of just how far the UK has fallen.
“Tommy Robinson begs Donald Trump to grant him political asylum in US,” by Lizzie Dearden, Independent, June 8, 2019:
Tommy Robinson has launched a public appeal for Donald Trump to grant him asylum as he faces imprisonment.
The anti-Islam activist, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was found to have committed contempt of court last week.
Ahead of his sentencing hearing on Thursday, Robinson appeared on the InfoWars conspiracy channel to broadcast a message to the US president.
“I beg Donald Trump, I beg the American government, to look at my case,” he said on Monday. “I need evacuation from this country because dark forces are at work.”
Robinson claimed that he would be killed if he is jailed, alleging that British prisons are “controlled by jihadi gangs”.
“This is a direct appeal on behalf of my family – we love the United States, I have no future here [in Britain],” he added. “The country has fallen.”
Tommy Robinson 'Guilty' Until Proven Guilty
After admitting that Tommy Robinson's arrest for doing journalism outside a courthouse was a farce, and having needlessly punished him with 2 months in solitary, the court then decided to recharge him again and reconvict him again for the same incident, with a brand new set of fake charges. This video catalogs the current state of criminality within the English courts and the human rights of abuses against Tommy Robinson at the time of its making. The English government has made clear that peaceful protests will fall upon deaf ears, and real journalism will not be tolerated.
Tommy Robinson Sentenced-Debbie Georgatos Discusses 7.11.19


Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in Cambridge, MA on 9/8/04. Epstein is connected with several prominent people including politicians, actors and academics. Epstein was convicted of having sex with an underage woman.

After billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was taken into custody on sex trafficking charges in New York, a young woman is describing what she says she saw working on his private jet. A 14-page indictment says Epstein “sexually exploited and abused dozens of minor girls at his home in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida.”  Epstein has pleaded not guilty. Chauntae Davies, took Inside Edition inside the secret world of Epstein, who allegedly used his private jet to fly underage girls to sex parties.
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Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein was charged with the sex trafficking of “dozens” of underage girls in a federal indictment unsealed Monday morning in New York in advance of a court appearance there by the onetime friend of President Donald Trump and ex-President Bill Clinton.

Epstein, 66, is accused in the indictment of sexually exploiting many “minor girls” between 2002 and 2005 in New York and Florida, according to prosecutors, who urged any other women who were abused by Epstein to contact the FBI.
Some of the girls were as young as 14 at the time of the alleged abuse, according to court records in Manhattan federal court. Epstein is charged there with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors.
Epstein faces a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison if convicted.
“The alleged behavior shocks the conscience,” said Geoffrey Berman, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, at a press conference. He also said his office planned to ask a judge to detain Epstein pending trial without bail.
“We believe he has every incentive to flee the jurisdiction,” said Berman.
The prosecutor noted that federal agents, while executing a search warrant, had seized “nude photographs of what appeared to be underage girls” from Epstein’s New York mansion on Saturday.
The case is being handled by the “public corruption unit” of Berman’s office.
He pleaded not guilty Monday and was ordered held without bail pending a detention hearing on July 15. His lawyer signalled Epstein will seek to have the case tossed out because the allegations are covered by a non-prosecution agreement the moneyman cut with federal prosecutors in Miami more than a decade ago.
The new indictment says Epstein, who was arrested on Saturday after flying back to the United States from France, would give the girls he is accused of abusing “hundreds of dollars in cash” after they engaged in sex acts with him at his mansion on East 71st Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, or at his Palm Beach, Florida, estate.
The girls allegedly were originally lured into contact with Epstein under the pretext that they would be giving him “massages,” according to the indictment.
And “in order to maintain and increase his supply of victims, Epstein also paid certain of his victims to recruit additional girls to be similarly abused by Epstein,” the indictment said.
“In this way, Epstein created a vast network of underage victims for him to sexually exploit,” it said.
Prosecutors say that Epstein worked and conspired with employees, associates and others “who facilitated his conduct by, among other things, contacting victims and scheduling their sexual encounters with Epstein.”
“Certain recruiters brought dozens of additional minor girls to the New York [r]esidence to give massages to and engage in sex acts with Jeffrey Epstein,” according to the indictment.
The indictment says that “Epstein intentionally sought out minors and knew that many of his victims were in fact under the age of 18, including because, in some instances, minor victims expressly told him their age.”
Prosecutors plan to ask a judge to have Epstein forfeit his Manhattan mansion, which is estimated by to be valued at more than $37 million.
The Palm Beach, Florida, resident was arrested Saturday at Teterboro airport in New Jersey after flying in from Paris on his private plane.
Epstein pleaded guilty in 2008 to procuring a person under 18 for prostitution and felony solicitation of prostitution, according to his plea agreement on charges brought in Florida.
The police case file for the probe, which began in 2005 and which led to that guilty plea, notes that investigators sought to charge Epstein and two assistants with crimes tied to his sexual behavior with underage females at his home.
The case file includes claims that mirror the ones filed in the new federal indictment in New York.
After pleading guilty to only the procuring charge, Epstein was sentenced to 13 months incarceration. But most of that time was spent on work release or in the private wing of a jail.
He is registered as a sex offender in Florida under a nonprosecution agreement he signed with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami. At that time, the top prosecutor in that office was Alex Acosta, who currently is the U.S. Labor secretary.
Berman, the head of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan, told reporters Monday that the deal Epstein signed with Acosta’s office is only binding on prosecutors in the Southern District of Florida, not on Berman’s office.
Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., has called the deal “an epic miscarriage of justice.”
Trump in 2002 had said he knew Epstein for more than a decade and called him a “terrific guy” who is “a lot of fun to be with.”
“It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side,” Trump told New York Magazine at the time.“No doubt about it – Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”
Flight records obtained by NBC News show that former President Clinton flew on one of Epstein’s private planes several times.
Epstein is a former options trader for Bear Stearns Cos. who later started his own company, J. Epstein & Co. Vanity Fair has reported that he had been the primary investor of and money manager for Leslie Wexner, the founder of Limited Brands, now called L Brands Inc.

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Includes child porn, a painting of Epstein in prison, and signed photo of Bill Clinton

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The FBI arrested billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein for sex trafficking, and raided his Manhattan mansion over the weekend.
During the course of the raid of his $77 million 7-floor private townhome, the FBI found a number of bizarre – and even criminal – items along with strange design features in Epstein’s home.
The most damning thing the FBI discovered was a “vast trove” of lewd photos of young women and girls, some of which were found in a locked safe.
Epstein also had commissioned a bizarre mural found on the second floor, showing him in the middle of a prison scene surrounded by barbed wire, guards and a guard station.
Reportedly he had told a recent guest, “That’s me, and I had this painted because there is always the possibility that could be me again.”
Many other odd things were found, including:
– A wall decorated with photos of director Woody Allen, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, and a signed photo of former President Bill Clinton.
– A custom-made chess board with each of the figurines dressed in underwear, reportedly modeled after his employees. Creepy!
– A massage room filled with sex toys.
– A life-size doll hanging from a chandelier and a dining room designed to resemble a beach.
– A 20-seat dining table surrounded by computer screens and phones.
– A full-sized dental chair installed in his bathroom.
Epstein – a registered sex offender – pleaded not guilty Monday at a Lower Manhattan court to two counts of sex trafficking dozens of minors, and will be held without bail at least until a July 15 detention hearing.
Epstein Stories You Won't Find in the News
 I go over some of the lesser known connections & history of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. I'm hoping that there are more arrests to come after his! Many powerful people are at risk if he talks. more...

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defends handling 

of Jeffrey Epstein case


With the attacks on a conservative journalist in Portland, Oregon recently making headlines, new light is being shed on the radical group known as Antifa. One America's Jack Posobiec sits down with an expert on communism to learn more about the group's founding principles.
Antifa Origins & Tactics Exposed, After Andy Ngo’s Assault At Portland Protest—Jack Posobiec
The recent brutal assault on journalist Andy Ngo in Portland brings Antifa in the spotlight again. What is the longer term significance of this event, for Antifa, and America as a whole? What is Antifa exactly, and what are its historical origins? How has media coverage of Antifa influenced its behavior today? And how do anti-masking laws fit into the picture? Today we sit down with Jack Posobiec, a One America News Network host, who was once a U.S. Military Intelligence officer and later acted as Special Projects Director for Citizens for Trump. He is the author of 4D Warfare: A Doctrine for a New Generation of Politics.


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NOW is the time to contact Project Veritas:


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New York – -( The Democratic Party is in a bind. This is the inference to be drawn after the first two recently aired Democratic Party Debates. And no less a source of Radical Left, Marxist hate-filled proselytizing and propaganda-filled garbage than The New York Times newspaper recognizes this indisputable fact; and, recognizing it, laments it, but for a very specific reason–one that may not be apparent to the casual reader.
In two recent stories—one, an Op-Ed, appearing in the Saturday, June 29, 2019 edition of the newspaper, and the other, a news story appearing on the front page of the Sunday, June 30, 2019 edition of the newspaper—two NY Times reporters in a news story, and one NY Times columnist in an Op-Ed, express concern, even consternation over the style, tone and mood of the two recent Democratic Party debates.
Several of the candidate hopefuls were falling all over themselves in their call for radical change for the Nation—calling for no less than a Marxist Revolution. Their exuberance was on clear display for all to see.
The fact of the matter is that for millions of Americans who tuned in to hear the recent Democratic Party “Debates” and who listened to the Radical Dead Souls, calling for nothing less than a Marxist Revolution, were less than enthralled with the message delivered. In fact, the majority of Americans were positively alarmed at the tone, mood, and bravado of these individuals who would have the audacity to serve as U.S. President, seemingly on behalf of a Nation and its citizenry whom they really couldn’t care less about, as they seek to destroy the one and to reduce the other to servitude, penury, and misery, serving their lives out in a Socialist Collectivist nightmare of reality.
They certainly didn’t restrain themselves in projecting the most outrageous social and political policy positions and in providing the American public with their prospects for our Country. In that, these Democratic Party U.S. Presidential candidate hopefuls, were clear and categorical about the agenda they are hell-bent on setting for the Nation: a transitional path forward to ultimate subsumption of our Country, our Nation, into a transnational, trans-global political, financial, economic, social, cultural, and legal system of governance. That would indeed mark the end of our rights and liberties; the end of the supremacy of our laws; an end to our history; an end to the very idea of a United States existing as a distinct Nation State as it is subordinated to and subsumed into a new transnational Political, Social, Economic, Legal, and Cultural construct.
The New York Times, no less a proponent for the Marxist overthrow of the natural order of things, exhibited a note of caution and wariness over the alacrity with which the Democratic Party candidates for U.S. President laid bare their plans for the Country if any one of them were able to defeat Trump and actually assume the Office of Chief Executive of the Nation.
In the June 30 2019, article, the NY Times reporters made this comment in the opening paragraph of their news account:
“The Democratic debates this past week provided the clearest evidence yet that many of the leading presidential candidates are breaking with the incremental politics of the Clinton and Obama eras, and are embracing seeping liberal policy changes on some of the most charged public issues in American life, even at the risk of a political backlash.”
And in a June 29, 2019 Op-Ed, the NY Times Columnist Brett Stephens, seemingly grudgingly acknowledges that the Democratic Party agenda is well beyond the pale of anything acceptable to the vast majority of Americans:
“In this week’s Democratic debates, it wasn’t just individual candidates who presented themselves to the public. It was also the party itself. What conclusions should ordinary people draw about what Democrats stand for, other than a thunderous repudiation of Donald Trump, and how they see America, other than as a land of unscrupulous profiteers and hapless victims?
Here’s what: a party that makes too many Americans feel like strangers in their own country. A party that puts more of its faith, and invests most of its efforts, in them instead of us.
They speak Spanish. We don’t. They are not U.S. citizens or legal residents. We are. They broke the rules to get into this country. We didn’t. They pay few or no taxes. We already pay most of those taxes. They willingly got themselves into debt. We’re asked to write it off. They don’t pay the premiums for private health insurance. We’re supposed to give up ours in exchange for some V.A.-type nightmare. They didn’t start enterprises that create employment and drive innovation. We’re expected to join the candidates in demonizing the job-creators, breaking up their businesses and taxing them to the hilt.”
Keep in mind Brett Stephen’s account of the Radical Left agenda does hit the mark. What he says concerning the fears of those whom he refers to as “ordinary Americans” isn’t hyperbole.
What the NY Times finds objectionable, apparently, is that the Democratic Party U.S. Presidential candidates have, for the first time, in the Debates, articulated their message directly and forcefully to the American people—too forcefully; thereby losing, not gaining a substantial portion of the Electorate to their cause.

The Bill Of Rights Would Be In Serious Jeopardy If A Democrat Does Defeat President Trump In The General Election

Repeal the Second Amendment
Repeal the Second Amendment
The vast majority of Americans do not wish to see their Bill of Rights constrained or abrogated. The vast majority of Americans do not wish to see their history rewritten; nor the founders slandered. The vast majority of Americans do not wish to see their legal system subordinated to foreign laws and tribunals, and their Nation subsumed into transnational system of governance. Brett Stephens and Andrew Cuomo, and Eric Swalwell are not those people.
What people like Stephens, Cuomo, and Swalwell fear is an armed citizenry that through its very existence would fight to prevent and would be fully capable of preventing a Marxist-Collectivist takeover of the Country. Thus, they seek to disarm the public. Recall that Cuomo and his henchmen were the architects of the New York Safe Act that places a ban on the very firearms with which the American people can ward off the inception of tyranny. And Recall Swalwell's intention to confiscate all semiautomatic firearms in the hands of law-abiding, rational, average Americans.
And, recall that NY Times Columnist Brett Stephens, on two occasions, has called for repeal of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In an October 5, 2017 Times Op-Ed, published a few days after the psychotic killer, Stephen Paddock, went on a shooting rampage, Brett Stephens didn’t mince words as he went about viciously attacking guns and gun ownership and possession, making clear what it is he wants. The very title of his Op-Ed made clear his fervent wish: “Repeal the Second Amendment.” He said, in part:
“I have never understood the conservative fetish for the Second Amendment. . . . the more closely one looks at what passes for ‘common sense’ gun laws, the more feckless they appear. Americans who claim to be outraged by gun crimes should want to do something more than tinker at the margins of a legal regime that most of the developed world rightly considers nuts. They should want to change it fundamentally and permanently.
There is only one way to do this: Repeal the Second Amendment.”
And, if Americans didn’t get the message in Stephen’s first Times Op-Ed, he reiterated the message in a second Op-Ed, titled, “To Repeat: Repeal the Second Amendment,” that was published in The New York Times on February 16, 2018, after the Parkland High School tragedy.
Stephen’s argument against gun ownership and possession is nothing new. Americans have heard the same tiresome message countless times before, albeit delivered with more sense of urgency and ferocity, immediately after a tragedy involving firearms in the hands of psychotic or psychopathic killers: namely that society must get rid of guns, but that those Americans who wish to own and possess firearms need not fear, because it isn’t the intention of Stephens, and Cuomo, and Swalwell, and any of the other Radical Left elements in our Nation to take away all guns from citizens. They just want to take away some of them–and they want to add a little more scrutiny on those who really wish to possess them. And, eventually, these people want to confiscate most firearms from the American citizenry; and, eventually, they seek to confiscate all firearms, so that no one may own or possess a firearm lawfully without first obtaining a valid license, issued by the appropriate Government authority–rendering the Second Amendment de facto repealed, as gun ownership and possession would devolve into mere privilege; no longer a right.
Americans’ autonomy and self-determination comes to end once Government restrains the right of the people to keep and bear arms. That is not conjecture. That is ice-cold fact.

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Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made some highly controversial and misleading comments earlier this week about a migrant detention facility. In response, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol released a video proving that she lied by claiming that migrant women are being forced to drink water from the toilet. See the report here:


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A new regulation in the Green Mountain State, should it pass, will require taxpayers to fund so-called “sex change surgeries” for children. On top of that, the law would allow for such surgeries even without parental consent.
Although Vermont’s laws currently state that an individual needs to be 21 years of age before receiving taxpayer-funded sex reassignment, health regulators are now requesting that Medicaid do the surgery free of charge for minors.
The sex change age requirement proposal comes from Vermont’s Department of Health Access, which would require parental notification, unless the child was an “emancipated minor,” which includes many children between the ages of 14 and 17.
These legal proposals would allow minors to receive one of 16 different types of surgeries to remove or modify their genitals, and would also include receiving free breast implants or free mastectomies.
The only requirements to receive free child sex reassignment surgery is a period of hormone therapy, living for a brief period “in a gender role that is congruent with their gender identity” and two evaluations from mental health professionals.
The modifications to the law will be codified by the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules after a period of public comment lasting until July 17.
Of course, such surgeries can change neither sex nor gender, and are little more than state-funded bodily mutiliation procedures.


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Beth Moore is in crisis mode, and along with her, are the whole army of Social Justice Warriors who have relied upon her shrill, ignorant voice to champion their cause over the last year. Discernment ministries have warned for years that Moore was unorthodox, and they didn’t listen. In light of her dramatic shift on homosexuality, and with no one else to blame for their embarrassment, Social Justice Warriors are out in force today, trying to warn people to stay away from discernment ministries.
Pulpit & Pen published a post earlier today about ERLC board member and SBC Voices blogger, Dave Miller, claiming that discernment blogs are a giant threat to the SBC. He was the man who previously called discerning Christians “wolves” for criticizing Beth Moore. When one has been so embarrassingly and provenly wrong, it’s natural to lash out at the people who can say, “I told you so.”
Another Social Justice Warrior (one of many) is out attacking discernment ministries today in an attempt at suppressing that still, small voice that says, “I told you so.” His name is Matt Emerson, and he’s a pastor at Frontline Church, a multi-site church in Oklahoma. And this pastor really, really hates discernment.
Emerson is also an associate professor of religion at Oklahoma Baptist University and holds the Dickinson Chair of Religion. He received his B.A. from Auburn University and his Ph.D., unsurprisingly, from ultra-woke Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He also has connections with and a strong affinity, so it seems, for SJW leaders Duke Kwon, Russell Moore, and Andrew Walker. And birds of a feather flock together.
Emerson writes…
“Shepherd the flock of God that is among you,” not, “spend all your time on social media trying to build a cyber army against anyone who disagrees with you theologically.”
Please note that Emerson is on social media…arguing…about theology. He just has a problem when others do it.
He continues…
If you’re aspiring to the pastorate or are already a pastor, pay attention to the people you follow/read. If they’re pugilistic – always looking for a fight, willing to do intellectual violence to whoever disagrees with them, etc. – stop following them. Mute them. Find others.
Of course, Beth Moore has been throwing fists for over a year. The Gospel Coalition guys are the most caustic, divisive fellows you’ve ever met, and they have an entire skinny jeans-wearing, Starbucks-sipping mob ready to Burn Book their enemies, who are aptly called, “The Latte Mafia.” It seems that Emerson himself is looking for a fight…on social media.
But this begs the question. What in the world is “intellectual violence”? I sent Emerson a question on Facebook messenger, but haven’t been given a response back yet. I’d love to know what that is.

No, seriously. What the heck is “intellectual violence”? Somebody explain that to me. It sounds like something some millennial snowflake would cry about in their gender studies safe space.
I can’t even read the words “intellectual violence” without hearing it in a lisp or in Kyle J. Howard’s “transcultural accent.”
Intellectual violence.” It sounds as gay as Jonathan Merritt. And that’s pretty gay.
I mean, is “intellectual violence” like this clip of a Ben Shapiro having to explain that words aren’t violence to a college student? So, what? We’re afraid of ideas now? Ideas are violent?
The anti-discernment pastor continues…
These pugnacious peddlers of theological dog fights aren’t worth your time. Their attitudes will infect how you treat others, desensitizing you to their antichrist tactics and limiting your ability to grow in the fruits of the Spirit.
Them are some mighty pugnacious words you got there, snowflake.
Pugnacious peddlers.”
Not worth your time.” Dang, that’s dehumanizing, dude. “Theological dog fights.”
Antichrist tactics.”
Does something about being against discernment also keep you from being self-aware? Like, “Hello, you’re being pugnacious, angry, and accusatory.”
Of course, one can only wonder what Pastor Emerson would say about the Apostles Paul, Peter, or John, all of whom wrote polemical treatises against heretics and picked theological fights.
They, too, are providing what itching ears want to hear. Avoid their writing, their tweets, their published material, their content distributed in any way. It’s not worth the infection that will surely come through prolonged contact.
Lol, right. We discernment ministries do it for the popularity. Alas, let us bask in our popularity. The line for our fan club forms to the left.
But notice how desperate Emerson is in his pleas that people avoid reading our blogs, tweets, or content “in any way.” Emerson must be afraid of all the “intellectual violence” (sorry, I can’t get over how stupid that is).
Real academians and intellectuals would be eager to contend against our ideas, if only they were able. Censorship is the sign that one side is losing the argument. I wrote about this is Millennials: Asking for Censorship is Conceding the Argument.
These people can’t contend for the truth. They don’t know it. The best they can do is beg people not stare at the light. And it’s a good thing, too, because when people read discernment blogs they turn on their ideological captors.
I also wonder how many of these pastors with “discernment ministries” or whatever on Twitter inform their church about their social media use? My fellow pastors at my local church absolutely know about and follow my account, and I know they hold me accountable.
What’s weird is that Emerson’s Facebook comment here is set on private, and can’t be seen by the public. Weird, so long as we’re talking about secrecy. Furthermore, why is Emerson putting “discernment ministry” into scare-quotes? Discernment is a gift of the spirit, like teaching, mercy, and evangelism.
Does Emerson put “Teaching Ministry” or “Mercy Ministry” or “Evangelism Ministry” into scare-quotes? What’s with the hatred of the Holy Spirit’s handiwork, here? Oofta.
Of course, this is an implied threat toward discerning pastors, “Don’t make us get your church involved, pal.”
Yeah, we get the threat. It sometimes works, and Emerson seems to be the type of guy that would ask a church to put the screws to their pastor to get him to not do his job.
Final thought – Christian higher ed clearly needs to do a better job at training students not only in knowledge but also in spiritual formation. I include myself in this critique.
Yes, that’s right. Evangelicalism would be a far better place if students were told to not read opposing views, not go near discernment ministries, and not become objective thinkers. We can call it “virtue.”
Yeah, that’ll produce some fine disciples there, pal.
What Emerson (and the rest of the Intelligentsia) don’t grasp is that urging people not to read discernment blogs actually makes people read discernment blogs. SBC Voices urged people to boycott us. Karen Swallow Prior has urged people to boycott us. The Gospel Coalition contributors have urged people to boycott us. And yet, here we are…winning over the minds of students at Oklahoma Baptist University.
By the way, one of the people Emerson was trying to encourage not to look at discernment material sent this to us because, you know, the strategy backfires.