Question. If a President sets a racist environmental policy is the environment racist? No. However, the person behind such policy can be racist. Van Newkirk argues this point in his article “Trump’s EPA concludes Environmental Racism is Real.” See the video and read the article here. www.bronzeville.us
In the picture above, can you see the Playboy Magazine positioned on the wall behind Sister Falwell’s head? It is quite revelatory. The religious right and evangelicals have jumped into the bed with corruption and “moral sins” The very thing that evangelicals have been railing and preaching against for years have become of no consequence and has been supplanted by their greater need for privilege, money and power.
“Your politicians are predators feeding on the people for corrupt profit. Your preachers go along with these politicians, speaking lies as if God has given them a vision, when he has not. The privilege oppress the poor and needy. You mistreat the immigrants and deny them justice I looked for some one to stand up for the people and no one would stand.” ~ Your Bible – Ezekiel 22:27
Why is it that so many evangelicals are quiet about the injustices of being unleashed in our Nation? Why are white evangelicals choosing to pick a couple comfortable scriptures to absolved them of their chosen responsibility to stand for the poor, the needy and immigrants.
“People of God,” you are not God’s people, if you choose not to speak up against wrong and corrupt politicians, in favor of privilege. You have no spiritual witness if you cannot speak up for the welfare of all the people. Choosing to preach Jesus and teach holy living rather than the values and teachings of Jesus true mission to the weak, vulnerable, poor and oppressed, you have “profane his holiness” and have rejected what Christianity really is: “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from a corrupt system. Your – Bible – James 1:27
Read Andrew Buncombe’s full article here
Is it possible that America is on the verge of collapse. Many historians believe that America has reached critical mass. It is a historical fact, not many civilizations sustain beyond 200- 400 years; America is in the cusps of this time frame today.
Harriet Agerholm argues Trump is ushering in the inevitable.
Read the full article at the link below to see if you agree.
The “On many sides” statement by Trump is indicative and envelopes the FALSE EQUIVALENCY stupidity propagated by Fox News, white supremacist and the so called alt-right.
A group of white supremacist, KKK, and Alt right protestors, many with military style hate helmets, entered the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia with hateful intentions. Motivated by a Trump administration and his white supremacist White House team, that includes, Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller. What is coming from this White House is not only a prejudicial strategy and planned policies; it is hatred.
It is no surprise, given Trump’s and Bannon’s hateful words and actions, that today a white supremacist terrorist plows a car into an innocent anti-hate crowd, in an act of vehicular homicide, killing one and injuring 35 others.
The White Supremacist President, Donald J. Trump, makes a subsequent statement saying, “I must study what happened. Trump went on to say in his statement, “violence on many sides, on so many sides, so many sides.”
What we have, Mr. Trump, is white supremacist on many sides of you. Your father, who attended and was arrested for participating in a KKK/White Supremacist meeting in New York was on the wrong side of history. Your hateful birther movement was on the wrong side of history and today’s violent is on the wrong side of history.
Yes, Trump, hatred is on many sides of you. it is “On many sides,” we see your racist spectrum spreading throughout America causing havoc. The people are against you. You will be stopped. Your policies will be stopped on every side. Your racist White House has gone too far on the wrong side.
Emma Green of the Atlantic Magazine revealed in her article, “Hillary Wants to Preach,” that Hillary has always longed to be an ordained Minister. “She thought “all the time” about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. The article states that she told Bill Shillady, her long-time pastor, and she asked him not to write about it, though: “It will make me seem much too pious.”
Hillary, in being a fighter for the downtrodden, the homeless, the children, the poor and the needy, little did she know she was already fulfilling her long desired to become a minister.
Hillary is a servant of God in the affairs of men and women. It is sad and disheartening to see my dear Christian brothers and sisters denigrate this beautiful soul while at the same time lifting up another person who is antithetical of a Christian.
We should all take time to honor Hillary’s work. Although, I too, have been critical of some of her decisions, I never doubted her passion and heart that she has for people and the needy.
Preaching from a pulpit, attending conventions and hiding behind stained glass windows is not the optimal way of ministering to people.
Men and brother, ladies and gentlemen, Hillary shows us the work of God is more than Sunday morning worship, it is more than praise and worship practice. Fighting for, scratching for, searching for the brokenhearted, depressed and oppressed, and strengthening lives is what God desires, nothing more, nothing less. All biblical doctrine leads you to helping others, doctrines and creeds is not fire insurance.
Yes, be like Hillary, and desire to do the hard-work. Leaders and strong people, forget not the weak in your time of strength. Meet people where they are, not where you are or where you want them to be. This is the true servants heart, and this is when God will truly be pleased with you.
Thank you Hillary for showing some of us the way to functional ministry.
Senator Jeff Flake, Republican Senator from Arizona, Faced the Nation today with his new book the “Conscience of a Conservative.” America has been asking the question what happen to the grand ole party of Lincoln. How did it come to be that the conservative movement let itself be hijacked by a reality show con artist, who had long been a democrat. Jeff answers these questions masterfully.
“The Conscience of a Conservative” – A rejection of destructive politics and a return to principle.
5 powerful sayings from the book:
“I regret having to write this book. I regret it because it’s necessity is a sign that the American conservative movement, which has been a force for great good to our country and to the world, is lost.”
“That conservatism has become compromised by other powerful forces-nationalism, populism, xenophobia, extreme partisanship, even celebrity – explains part of how we lost our way”
“In the election campaign of 2016, it was as if we no longer have the courage of our convictions and so chose to simply abandon conviction all together, taking up instead an unfamiliar banner and a new set of values that had never been our own. ”
“Politicians can be herdlike creatures, too often prone to taking the path of least resistance. I understand the impulse and have often sought that well – trodden path myself.”
“Conservatives can hold no one else responsible for this. It is a crisis of our own making.”
Excerpt from www.azcentral.com “conscience of a conservative” by Jeff Flake copyright 2017 by Jeff Blake – Random house
Renewable energy storage and repurposed lithium batteries are at it again; this time in Holland, Michigan. Late last year, after launching the nation’s first ever solar energy storage powered theatre luxury seating in a Port Huron, Michigan movie complex, Global Battery Solutions, the Holland based battery repurposing developers, will again participate in reducing carbon emissions while at the same time escalating energy efficiencies in Michigan.
The proposed movie theatre for downtown Holland will be the second “Sperry’s Moviehouse” in the state. Chuck Reid, the renewable energy conscious developer, will again bring energy efficiency to a Michigan project. Global Battery Solutions will utilize the zero gravity First Class Seating theatre recliners by installing solar panels on the roof that will generate electricity. The energy generated will be stored in Global Battery Solutions remanufactured and repurposed Toyota Prius batteries.
Read the full article by Sydney Smith below:
A recently proposed movie theatre for downtown Holland will be the second “Sperry’s Moviehouse” in the state.
On July 5, Geenen DeKock Properties alongside Charter House Innovations announced plans for another new development on West Eighth Street, this one including a boutique movie theatre. The first Sperry’s Moviehouse opened in December 2016 in Port Huron.
The $8 million, two-story, 40,000 square foot space falls in line with GDK and the city’s vision to connect downtown Holland with the farmers market, Civic Center and waterfront. It will be built between River and Pine avenues.
Chelsea Hemmes, marketing coordinator for CityFlatsHotel, which has the same owner as Charter House, said the main reason downtown Holland was picked was the busy location.
“It’s right where everything is happening and the fact that the city is moving west to the water puts us in a very prime spot,” she said in an email.
According to Charter House, the theatre will occupy the entire second floor of the building and the remaining square footage will be used for other retail and dining space. Two screens will be at street level, with eight more on the second floor.
The second level of the theatre will feature a lounge/bar area and restaurant. Food and drinks are permitted in the theatre.
The Holland location will also utilize 100 percent solar energy in its theatre recliners by recapturing solar energy in repurposed automotive battery cells.
In Port Huron, the $10 million first Sperry’s Moviehouse has taken market lead in the east Michigan city, according to Charter House. The project took about two years to complete.
The name “Sperry” is rooted in Port Huron history; J.B. Sperry purchased a former hardware store in the city in 1893, then later moved into what is currently the first moviehouse. The 1939 building formerly housed a department store.
Hemmes said the building in Holland will have the same name as a continuation of the Sperry’s Moviehouse brand.
The announcement of the moviehouse comes just after GDK was approved to construct a 380-space, multi-level parking deck on Ninth Street. Construction will begin in January, concluding in June 2018.
If approved by the city, GDK is hoping to begin on the theatre later this year or early 2018, opening some time in spring 2019.
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What does poverty, labor laws, drinking water and Isis have in common?
The year is 1937 and the City of Flint ignited union strikes that revolutionize labor laws in America. The year is now 2017 and Flint ignited the drinking water epidemic that altered America’s thinking about its “safe” drinking water.
Yesterday, in this year of 2017, like flint chemistry, Flint once again burst onto the scene to inflame and high-light what is wrong with America and the world. An Isis sympathizer stabbed repeatedly a police officer at the Flint, Bishop international airport. The problem is not London knives or American guns, it is the greed of the powerful and the wealthy.
Flint is teaching us that when you perpetuate the poverty of others for your own selfish benefit it will always come back to strike you like a flint.
Subject: The Parallel Process.
Sub Topic: “The Party Calf”
Thematic Posture: The trouble that you are experiencing is not trouble at all, but it is God’s way of working a work. The fatted calf didn’t get fat yesterday. You are in God’s parallel process.
I. Luke 15:11–32. “The Prodigal Son”
II. Romans 8:28 “The God Principle
III. Genesis 42: “Jacob’s Joseph.
Summary: God is fattening a calf just for you. The thing that appears to be working against you is working for you all at the same time.
A Message for Leaders to utilize. Not Copy-written; it is for you, the leader, to take, expand and make it your own.
BEYOND THE MYTH OF WHITE LEADERSHIP, is knowledge. Knowledge is central to destroying stupid stereotypes. Detroit does not need a savior to make it great again. Detroit is great. Detroit is still the “Joe Louis ‘Barrow‘ Brown Bomber” City. What Detroit needs is a level “Boxing Ring.”
~A must read:
Detroit’s Downfall: Beyond the Myth of Black Misleadership
How federal policy and Big Auto drove black blight and white flight.
BY MARILYN KATZ