Surviving Bottom-Shelf Brad No. 19. Christopher Baker Leaves 3 Dead, 1 Hospitalized.
Surviving Bottom-Shelf Brad No. 19. Christopher Baker Leaves 3 Dead, 1 Hospitalized.
May 28, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Openly homosexual Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors announced her resignation as the group’s executive director Thursday amid controversy surrounding the personal wealth she amassed during her tenure.
The New York Post reports that she says it “feels like the time is right” to step down in favor of working on a book and television deal, claiming to have “created the infrastructure and the support, and the necessary bones and foundation, so that I can leave.”
In April, reports surfaced that Khan-Cullors has in recent years purchased no less than four high-end residences totalling $3.2 million, which provoked questions about how she could afford such purchases, having been paid just $120,000 from 2013 to 2019 (roughly $17,000 per year) in her capacity as a BLM spokesperson.
Judge Peter Cahill on March 30 reprimanded Genevieve Hansen, a witness, when her exchanges with Derek Chauvin’s lawyer grew tense at the end of an emotional day of testimony.
A Minneapolis firefighter who was off-duty when she came upon the scene of George Floyd’s arrest testified in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial Tuesday that she feared for Floyd’s life and offered to give him emergency medical attention or at least direct the officers to do so.
“He wasn’t moving, and he was cuffed,” Genevieve Hansen said. “Three grown men is a lot… putting their weight on somebody — too much.”
Hansen, 27, a two-year member of the Fire Department, testified that she was out for a walk on a day off and heading home when she came upon the scene at E. 38th Street and Chicago in late May. She circled around and grew immediately concerned.
Hansen said Chauvin appeared “very…
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The family of a teenager on Long Island says they’re suing her school for $2 million after administrators wouldn’t publish her poem about George Floyd‘s death in the school magazine, saying it was ‘not appropriate’ and possibly ‘dangerous.’
On Tuesday, the family of Ruby Ray, 16, a 10th grader at Vandermeulen High School in Port Jefferson, filed a notice of claim in Suffolk County Supreme Court, an action that typically comes ahead of a lawsuit.
Ruby had penned a poem called ‘Derek Chauvin‘s Ode to George Floyd: A Dark Sonnet.’ Her parents say Ruby, who is white, is being discriminated against by the mostly white school because her poem ‘promoted the cause of African-Americans.’
The notice of claim, which alleges a violation of Ruby’s First Amendment rights, came on the one-year anniversary of Floyd’s death, although the Ray family chalks that up to being a coincidence.
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Teenagers pitted against each other during “fight nights” staged by a youth pastor running a Christian leadership training program.
“Boot camps” where the trainees learn the Way of the Cross by exercising until they vomit or soil themselves — and by hefting heavy logs on their shoulders through the sweltering summer heat.
Participants who are Black or suspected of being gay being taunted with racist and homophobic slurs, and female interns being fat-shamed.
Those are just some of the alleged abuses that were described for this article by more than a half-dozen people who took part in the “220i” leadership program that Bethany Church, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ran from 2005 to 2013. The program promised to turn participants — referred to as interns — into minister material while providing them with marketable skills like media production.
Among those interviewed was a woman who felt the program was a cult from which she had to “rescue” her daughter.
NBC News reached out to them after the church’s current lead pastor, Jonathan Stockstill, posted an apology on his Facebook page on April 28 for the “painful experiences” many of the 500 or so young Christians endured in the program, the stated goal of which was to “train young leaders.”
“While there was some positive fruit that came from that ministry, there were also leadership and cultural flaws that led to painful experiences for many,” he wrote. “It’s obvious to me now and to the current leadership at Bethany Church that we significantly missed the mark in that program in many ways.”
The former interns — some of whom spoke on the record, while others used pseudonyms out of fear of retaliation from the powerful megachurch, which has thousands of members — said he was aware of what was going on and did nothing to stop it.
They said the ringleader was his older brother, Joel, who tormented the interns with the help of aides known as “second years,” as well as Joel’s late wife, Amy, and his current wife, Amie.
Founded by the Stockstill brothers’ grandfather Roy in 1963, the nondenominational Bethany Church grew from having Sunday services in the living room of the family home into one of the biggest megachurches in the country. It has more than 8,000 members spread across five campuses in Louisiana and is opening another in New Orleans, runs a television ministry and supports missions at home and abroad.
All he needs to do now is the shave off the beard and shape his moustache just to look like Adolf Hitler. All we hear from Dr Foolmar Johnson talking about interracial relationships and he talks about it very often. How many times we have seen this simp talking about interracial relationships and interracial marriage? He talks about very, very often. And let me tell you something. When he talks about interracial relationships/marriage, he is talking about black men dating non black women. He’s going against black men that are dating non black women but not talking about black women dating non black men.
The reason why he’s attacking black men who are with non black woman is because that he is siding the ghetto ratchet scraggle daggles as their enforcer/henchmen. And I bet you that these ghetto ratchet hoodrats that he loves and adore are using him as an…
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his is one of the most harmful doctrines preached in evangelical Christendom. It’s a reflection of our impatient, intolerant, self-willed “instant society,” another expression of sinful flesh preserving itself, finding a face-saving way to placate God, survive, and appear righteous before men. It is grossly harmful because it gives a false sense of security. It is a doctrine of devils.
This doctrine has people deluded into thinking they’re saved. And it’s a concoction of devils to draw more people into religious circles. Because many people believe this lie, others are persuaded it must be true. The notion goes, “Many are invariably right and few are most certainly wrong because they are few.” But God never worked, doesn’t work, and never will work that way. (Read Counterfeit Christianity.)
If all these formal churches in the world depended on truth and the cross to add to their numbers, they wouldn’t be around. To draw the crowds, they must make what they offer palatable, even delicious. “Swallow this sweet-flavored pill, follow it with water (baptism), and all your problems will be solved instantly.” It’s an easy gospel for the carnal man to accept; after all, he doesn’t have to repent, as God defines repentance.
Nowhere do the Scriptures even hint that we simply “accept” Jesus Christ as Savior and we’re automatically saved. That notion leaves the carnal man in the driver’s seat, which is exactly his nature and unregenerate desire. How presumptuous and arrogant the thought that we, not God, call the shots! True conversion isn’t acceptance, it’s death.
When Saul of Tarsus was on his way to Damascus, He was stopped in his tracks by whom…the Savior? No, it was the Lord. Saul immediately said, “Who are You, Lord? And when he realized Who was speaking to him, his next words (note them) were, “Lord, what will You have me to do?” Salvation is of the Jews and they know whereof they speak. They understood that the primary aspect of man’s relationship with God was one of submission and obedience to Him as Lord.
Is Jesus Savior? Of course He is, and He’s the only Savior there is. There is no other. But there is only one way He can ever save us, and that is not if we “accept Him as Savior” (He is Savior whether we accept Him or not); it’s only if we believe Him, that is, put our entire trust in Him. And that faith in Christ will always be manifest in obedience – submission to His Lordship, the sign of the cross at work.
Faith isn’t the mere verbalization of a few pious words, as many interpret in passages like Romans 10:8-10. It isn’t the mere intellectual and verbal assent that Jesus is Savior or Lord that changes one’s status with God. If a vain profession changes anything, it’s for the worse, because people take on themselves His Name in vain, bringing more damnation to themselves than they had before professing Him.
The first thing Saul of Tarsus had to do when the Lord appeared to him (Acts 9) was to obey. He didn’t simply get down on his knees (not that many get on their knees before Him anymore, either), “receive Jesus as Savior,” and proceed to confess Him to others. Nor was Saul required to demonstrate his sincerity by going forward at an “altar call.” No, the Lord gave him a command, which he obeyed, thereby not only confessing Jesus as Lord with his lips, but with his life. Suddenly gone was his religious mission of obedience to his superiors. And note that Romans 10:8-10 also speaks of confessing Jesus as Lord, not as Savior:
“Because if you confess the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses unto salvation” (Romans 10:9-10 MKJV).
When by faith with the mouth of our lives we confess Jesus Christ is Lord, following through by obedience to His will (otherwise it isn’t genuine faith), Jesus then continues the process of saving us. Salvation comes by submission to the authority of God, by the whole-hearted acknowledgment of His sovereignty in all things through His gift of faith. In obedience we are saved, even as Paul, Peter, John, James, and others consistently declare.
As it is written, “He gives the Holy Spirit to those who obey Him.” Three days after his conversion, Saul was given the Holy Spirit. Didn’t Jesus say, “He that has My commandments and keeps them, he is the one who loves Me… and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him”?
“And we are His witnesses of these things. And so also is the Holy Spirit, Whom God has given to those who obey Him” (Acts 5:32 MKJV).
What of Cornelius, who was a pious man (Acts 10)? Was it enough to believe in the simple way taught today in the name of “simplicity in Christ”? No, when he received instruction from Heaven, he was given a command: “Send men to Joppa and get Peter.”
And what of Naaman, the Syrian (2 Kings 5)? Did Elisha tell him to simply believe, or was he commanded to go wash in the Jordan seven times? What faith would it take to simply “believe”? But it took faith for him to obey, and he had difficulty doing so. The work of the cross was “crucial” to salvation, the cross being a requirement in a point of obedience.
What of the widow who had to share her last meal with one who asked it of her, though there was no hope of another meal thereafter (1 Kings 17)?
Even those to whom Jesus said, “Go your way, your faith has made you whole,” acted in some matter of obedience by faith.
“Take up your bed and walk!” Jesus commanded the lame man, even though Jesus and the man knew there would be trouble with the religious authorities, seeing as how they forbade such activity on the Sabbath.
What of Abraham and his son, Isaac (Hebrews 11:17-19)? Didn’t he believe God would raise Isaac from the dead? Was it enough to “believe” and leave it at that? No, God gave him a trying command, and Abraham had to offer Isaac up in obedience to God. I know of no harder a task than that a father should offer up his only beloved son.
James rebukes all those who think they can merely “accept Jesus as Savior” and walk away wiping their mouths as though they had eaten to the full. Martin Luther preached sola fide (faith alone saves), and it’s no wonder Luther, in all his knowledge and “wisdom,” wouldn’t include the Book of James in his Bible. (He also had a problem with Jude, Hebrews, and Revelation.)
Luther went from Catholic works of sacrifice, self-abuse, and acts of penance for salvation, and swung in the opposite direction, believing in mere lip service, calling it faith. Out of one delusion and into another. And the false church accepted his teachings and called in “reformation.”
Foolish children, looking for the easy way, I tell you that nothing but the cross will do. Nothing but the death sentence suffices. False preachers water down the requirements of God in order to seduce souls into their organizations. And people love them for it. These preachers say to the simple, “I’ll prey for you,” and the simple are predated. The conscience is salved, the flesh is spared, and the sin is permitted to remain.
“Why do you call Me ‘Lord’ and don’t do what I say?” asks Jesus Christ (Luke 6:46), though emphasis on His Lordship is also in question with these people. But to put it another way, He asks, “Why do you accept Me as your Savior and don’t acknowledge Me as Lord?”
He is the Lord Jesus Christ and not only the Savior Jesus Christ. But the rebel man doesn’t want to hear about lordship over him, about submission and obedience. Many are ignorant of needing to obey Christ in personal matters. They think they do His will by telling others about Him, going to church, and reading some Scripture.
The Scripture declares, “Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is LORD,” not Savior (Isaiah 45:23; Romans 14:11). Lord of all, especially of himself, the one bowing.
A true conversion is marked by a point of obedience. The rich young ruler wasn’t simply permitted to “accept Jesus as Savior” (Matthew 19:16). Something very applicable and practical was required of him. Only when he obeyed could one know the man trusted God.
Is water immersion a sufficient sign of obedience? Many hold the mistaken belief water baptism is sufficient proof of faith, obedience, and salvation. Some believe something mystical and saving occurs at this ritual. But was water baptism enough for Judas, for the 70, for Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5), or for Simon (Acts 10)? Is it enough for Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists, followers of Armstrong, and Jehovah’s Witnesses? No, physical elements avail nothing. (Read from our section on Water Baptism.)
When people came to him to be baptized, John the Immerser called for fruits of repentance. He was asking for evidence to back up people’s lip service and willingness to be immersed in water:
“But seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance; and do not think to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father. For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones” (Matthew 3:7-9 MKJV).
Are confessions under duress of Christ as Savior or even Lord of any value to God? The deathbed and crisis conversions one witnesses or hears of are almost all, if not all, spurious. Was the thief on the cross saved at the last moment? Read The Book of Luke Corrupted – A Deathbed Conversion Tale.
Do you believe your aging mother or wayward son, who lived resisting the will of God all their life, was saved because they confessed Jesus at the point of death? Don’t count on it – the Lord doesn’t save under duress, and he doesn’t honor one who is merely hedging his bets. He also doesn’t persuade by fear of Hell. Nowhere do we find such devilish doctrine in Scripture.
God doesn’t save one who seeks to save his carnal life, one who cries, “God, get me out of this mess, and I’ll do anything You say!” But if in troublous circumstances, one cries, “Thy will be done!” in all earnestness and sobriety, there may be an indication of something good happening; the Lord may have been working in that person for some time prior to the crisis. But they won’t die externally; they will die internally, called to obedience and living in, and for, Christ.
Furthermore, the notion that one must be saved only in this life is another doctrine of devils.
Those of you who think to be saved, better you seek to be Lorded by the Lord of Lords and Him alone. Your fruits and, more accurately, His fruits in you, or lack of them, will tell your true status with God.
Consider the alternative to believing this doctrine: What harm can there be in your seeking to submit to the complete Lordship of Jesus Christ? Is this not far better?
To Demi Lovato: With all respect, you are not non-binary
I do not write this to be cruel or judgmental. And I certainly don’t want to hurt anyone. To the contrary, I want to help. But I do write with a sense of urgency, both to the nation and to confused individuals like Demi Lovato, the latest to identify as non-binary and want to be called “they.”
To the nation, I say this: Wake up! We are losing touch with reality and engaging in dangerous semantic and ideological games. Worse still, we are not providing the real help that struggling people need.
To Demi Lovato, I say this: You are not non-binary, existing outside the realm of male or female. You are a confused woman needing help from the inside out. That’s why I will not refer to you as “they.” And I truly say this in love.
Before we look at Lovato’s recent announcement, let me repeat what I have said many times before (here, quoting from a 2016 article), if perception is substituted for reality, there is no end to the social madness that follows.
You do not just have a man being named Woman of the Year.
You do not just have a white woman who identifies as black.
You have a father of 7 who identifies as a 6-year-old girl.
You have a man who identifies as a dog named “Boomer.”
You have a young lady who believes she is a cat trapped in a woman’s body.
You have a man who has his ears removed because he identifies as a parrot.
And you have a man who changed his identity to female but who has now had “her ears and nose REMOVED to transform into a ‘dragon lady’ with scales, a forked tongue and a horned skull.”
But why not? More power to him/her/it! If that’s what he/she/it perceives himself/herself/itself to be, why not?
To ask once more: why not? And how can there be any possible limit as to where this goes? There cannot.
America, wake up. We are descending rapidly into cultural madness.
That’s why the Urban Dictionary carries an entry on the term “transvaxxite,” defined as, “A person who identifies as having been vaccinated even though they haven’t actually been vaccinated.”
And the Dictionary provides this example of actual usage: “Although I was not born fully vaccinated, I identify as vaccinated. Or in other words I am a transvaxxite.”
But, to repeat my question yet again: Why not? Why is this perceived (or made-up) reality any less real than a biological male identifying as a woman or a white woman identifying as black? Where does one draw the line? And based on what?
When it comes to someone like Demi Lovato, we are not talking about a person who is intersex, suffering a serious biological or chromosomal abnormality, because of which that person cannot truly identify as male or female. Such individuals deserve great compassion and sensitivity, and every case will be different in terms of what brings them emotional and physical wholeness.
As for Lovato, in her own words, “this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression. . . . I’m doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones.”
In other words, “I don’t feel like I’m really female, and I’m not male, so I’ll just identify as non-binary, in solidarity with others who share these feelings.”
Put another way (and using my words, not hers), “I am deeply confused.”
That’s why compassion compels me to say, “Let’s pray that she will get the help she really needs,” rather than saying, “They are doing a good thing and I am so proud of them.”
Yet the secular media, fully embracing this cultural madness, immediately complies, producing sentences like this (in this case, from AP News and with my emphasis): “Lovato said they picked gender-neutral pronouns as ‘this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression.’ They added, ‘I’m doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones.’”
And what if, tomorrow, Lovato says, “I’ve rediscovered my female identity and wish to be referred to as ‘she’”? Then the media will comply again, and “they” becomes “she” (unless, of course, Lovato ends up identifying as transgender, in which case “she” would become “he”).
To be clear, my heart goes out to this young woman, despite her fame and wealth, and despite her saying with pride, “Today is a day I’m so happy to share more of my life with you all — I am proud to let you know that I identify as non-binary.”
And I don’t doubt that some of her motivation is to show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community, meaning that her motives might even be commendable.
But that doesn’t change the fact that there is nothing non-binary about her (according to everything we know) other than the fact that, on the inside, she is confused and hurting.
Such people do not deserve our scorn or mockery. God knows, that is the furthest thing from my mind. But such people do deserve our love, and love will always tell the truth.
In this case, that truth is simple: Demi, you are a woman, not a non-binary person, and the Lord wants to help you find wholeness and peace from the inside out, in your true biological identity.
The AP article referenced Allen Ramos of GLAAD, who “said nonbinary people live outside the categories of male or female and should be respected for who they are.”
But if I truly respect someone, I will not be a partner to their own delusion. Instead, I will commit to helping them to find their way back to reality, since our biological sex is not subject to our emotions or perceptions. It is what it is.
When it comes to Lovato herself, the article noted that, “The singer behind such hits as ‘Sorry Not Sorry,’ ‘Heart Attack’ and ‘Stone Cold’ recently shared their personal struggles with mental health and addiction in a YouTube documentary, which followed their journey prior to and following a near-fatal overdose in 2018.”
I suggest this is where we should put our focus, recognizing her non-binary announcement as just another symptom of an internal struggle rather than as something to celebrate.
Unfortunately, in keeping with today’s cultural insanity, in which right is called wrong and wrong is called right, for making this compassionate suggestion, I will be branded a hateful bigot.
So be it. I would rather have my love called hate than be a partner to the destruction of our culture.
An interracial Nairaobi couple has generated several reactions on social media as they got married in a minimalist way. The African lovers fixed and arranged their wedding venue themselves for only 20 guests
The groom identified as Kageni Wilson shared the photos of the ceremony on Twitter describing the ceremony as a small and magnificent occasion.
Kageni went on to state that he and his wife had styled the wedding venue themselves as they wanted something moderate and fun-filled.
Social media users gushed about the beauty that could be seen from the pictures despite the moderateness of the ceremony, others felicitated with them on their marital success.
@LAgola_Wood1 said: “I love that your wife took off her heels. Heels and weddings are not friends. Many congratulations. Beautiful pics.”
@jacksonitoya wrote: ADVERTISING “Wow! Indeed simple is classic! Congratulations!”
@Abraham_Ochieng remarked: “Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing. All the best…
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It’s becoming more obvious why Democrats went all-out including using the courts to prevent Arizona Republicans from conducting an audit of some 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, the state’s largest that includes Phoenix, in last fall’s presidential election.
To put it simply and succinctly: Democrats cheated their you-know-whats off and Republicans who are conducting the audit are discovering just how widespread it was.
Which means again, of course, that former President Donald Trump was right — he did win Arizona, and, most likely, all of the other battleground states he claimed he won.
The ongoing audit of ballots cast in Maricopa County, Arizona has uncovered “significant discrepancies” in the number of ballots versus the supposed number of ballots that were supposed to exist. Political strategist Boris Epshteyn adds that the discrepancies may be as high as 17.5%, and it is “likely Joe Biden did not win Arizona”.
Arizona Senate President recently sent a letter to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, outlining the major issues discovered already in the audit, and offering to settle them without additional subpoenas or compulsory action. In the letter, says Epshteyn on Steve Bannon’s podcast, it reveals, “Pallet five, batch 2976, 200 pink slip total, actual total 165. They are missing 35 ballots out of that batch.” He added, “35 out of 100 is 17.5%. 10 out of 200 is 5%.”
“Do you know how shocking that is? 17.5% discrepancy in a batch is beyond belief,” Epshtyne continued.
“In one they’ve got 18 more than there’s supposed to be, which is a 9% discrepancy. Again, if we are to have any confidence in elections in this country, how can we possibly be okay with discrepancies of double digit percentages?” he said.
“It’s absolutely mind boggling, anything above a tiny fraction of a percentage is unacceptable, by the way, unacceptable according to the Federal Elections Commission.”
The strategist went on to say that a number of databases that were subpoenaed for the audit have been removed completely, to include files that actually contain election results and the manner in which they were tallied.
“There’s evidence these databases were removed as recently as March, right before handed over, and while being subject to a subpoena. That’s criminal activity,” he claimed.
“We now know why the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors have been fighting this subpoena so hard, why Perkins Coie has come in, why the Democrats are pushing back, why you’ve got mainstream media melting down,” he explained. “Because they’re hiding this. They’re hiding the disaster in which they handled this election, and likely, the fact that Joe Biden did not win in Arizona.”
As a reminder, Perkins Coie was the law firm that funneled money from Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 Democratic presidential campaign to ‘Russiagate’ dossier liar Christopher Steele.
Meanwhile, Arizona State Senate President Karen Fann has called on Maricopa County election officials to attend a meeting next week to “constructively resolve” major issues found during the audit thus far, including the deletion of the ‘main database’ in the Election Management System (EMS), Trending Politics reported.
“We have recently discovered that the entire ‘Database’ directory from the D drive of the machine ‘EMSPrimary’ has been deleted,” Fann said in a communiqué to Jack Sellers, chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. “This removes election related details that appear to have been covered by the subpoena.”
Fann went on to say that the system was missing the “Results Tally and Reporting” database.
“This suggests that the main database for all election related data for the November 2020 General Election has been removed,” Fann continued. “Can you please advise as to why these folders were deleted, and whether there are any backups that may contain the deleted folders?”
If this doesn’t constitute evidence that the 2020 election was indeed stolen from Donald Trump, then what would?
The Facebook page “Dawah Growth” (aka Deen Media Canada and Deen Canada Media, portrays itself as “a media conglomerate with a 7-year plan to being the leading media voice and go-to platform for Muslim in Canada, shaping the way Muslims think and approach issues, and educating our non-Muslim neighbors.”
On May 11, 2021 Dawah Growth reposted its statement from 2019 slamming Bernie Farber for alleged support of “racist Zionist policies.”