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In times like these, we all must find a way to laugh through the pain. Sometimes we find that joy in the most unlikely places. Because, I just have to admit, I have prayed more and more for Christ’s return than ever before, since Donald Trump took up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.
In the last 24 hours, there seems to have been a very interesting turn of events at the White House. News recently broke in regards to former reality-star Omarosa Manigault Newman, the very woman who said every critic and detractor would have to eventually “bow down to President Trump,” would be resigning from her position as director of communications for the Public Liaison Office for President officially on January 20th, 2018. A lot of people – from media personalities, politicians, and every day americans have been giving their opinion about the matter, making memes and cracking jokes ever since the news came out. View Post
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Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama Senate Seat last night, beating Republican Roy Moore 49.9% to 48.4% in the race to fill a senate seat that was previously held by Jeff Sessions last year.
Many Americans have been anxiously watching this special election because of Moore’s lingering sexual harassment allegations and the his suggestion of the removal of certain constitutional amendments , as well as his wife’s own comments in regards to race.
This win was a big one for the Democratic Party, whom had not won a senate race in that particular state in 15 years – since 1992. President Trump of course took to Twitter to congratulate Jones, who’s win he blamed partially on write-in votes. There was a noticeably increased turnout by metro and urban areas of the state for this election. The president had also previously voiced support for Moore in the last few weeks leading into the election, suggesting that Moore would be better than any democrat because of his stance on protecting borders and supporting the military.
Democrats now hold 25 seats in the senate and are still three shy from gaining control of the senate. As of the time of this post, Roy Moore has yet to concede.
Some well-known notable responses to this election were in Doug Jones’s favor, just read some of their comments found on social media below: View Post
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. (Matthew 18:6 kjv)
Fairly recently, two pastors local to the city that I live in were arrested and charged with sex trafficking a teenage girl. Fast forward to today, months later from the when the first arrests were made, and come to find out, a third pastor has been charged with his own alleged involvement with the same case.
Such jaw dropping news spreads fast, and so does opinions. I can only imagine what the families of the accused feel when being hit with such serious charges. I feel so sorry for those who were blindsided and also the victims. I’ve also often wondered how church members deal with the news of finding out their pastor could really be a pedophile, and/or a sex trafficker. View Post
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Recent terrorist attacks, like the one that happened this past Saturday, provoke the same emotions out of innocent strangers that are harbored within the people who act out on them—anger and fear. Since the last election, protests and various community demonstrations have increasingly had acts of terror, civil disorder and racism, perhaps because the lack of compassion towards each other, feelings of nonacceptance, and believing that racial equality is a threat is exactly what terrorists like this feed on, and it helps to expand their base.
I’m sure you probably have heard of the Charlotteville, Virginia “Unite the Right” Rally / Rally against confederate monuments being taken down that quickly went awry the afternoon of August 12, 2017 by now. Protesters from all around the country drove in the state bringing their weapons and their tiki torches, and with the thick mix of hate speech, hostility soon got out of hand. Two police officers died after a crash while surveying the demonstrations by helicopter, and a man plowed his Dodge Challenger into into counter-protesters, killing one woman named Heather Hayer, and injuring over a dozen more. Officials have since identified the suspect as James Alex Fields Jr, a 20 year old guy from Maumee, Ohio who tried to flee afterward but was quickly caught by police. Like so many other protests before this one, it culminated in senseless death and violence, leaving 19 injured in the car incident alone. The victims were of many different races, and backgrounds.
The president tweeted a few messages on Twitter, and also made a brief statement to press and the country following the attack, in which he did not at all call out by name the specific groups that were involved, stating in part:
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides, on many sides.”