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Franklin Graham: A Pharisee trading the gospel for political power

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Franklin Graham A Pharisee trading the gospel for political power

Which came first … the chicken or the egg?

Much like this age-old question, the question about Trump’s role in the destruction of conservatism has been debated from the day he rode down the escalator in Trump Tower in 2015 to announce his candidacy.

In other words, did Trump destroy conservatism or is he a result of a movement that was already destroyed? An argument can be made in support of both sides of this discussion.

Mitch McConnell and the GOP establishment he represents have been targeting conservatives since the days of George W. Bush. Mickey succeeded in “crushing” the TEA Party and other conservative opposition, resulting in a politically adulterous affair between groups like TEA Party Patriots and the GOP establishment.

On the other hand, until Trump arrived on the Republican scene, people like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in the Senate and Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan in the House stood against the values of the NY Liberal; however, as we now know, these former conservatives happily promote Trumpservatism as the new conservatism.

And don’t even get me started on the role the faux conservative media has played and continues to play in the destruction of our conservative values in the Age of Trump.

It’s a sad reality that politicians are gonna politician, but the greater tragedy in the Age of Trump has been the damage done to the Gospel of Jesus Christ at the hands of the Fellowship of the Pharisees and so-called Evangelicals who have sacrificed morality and Godliness on the altar of Trumpism.

When Robert Jeffress isn’t calling believers “spineless morons” for not embracing Trumpism, Franklin Graham is busy being a Pharisee and false prophet as evidence of his sycophancy for Trump.

On Wednesday, I shared how Graham was calling out Democrat candidate for president Pete Buttigieg for boasting about being a homosexual Christian and demanding that he repent.

Graham would be correct in identifying homosexuality as a sin and encouraging Buttigieg to repent, but his Pharisaical warning is meaningless and hypocritical. Why? Because Graham has not only failed to call on Trump to repent for his lying and adultery; he has openly defended Trump’s affair with a porn star and his serial lying.

The recent sex scandal involving Scouts BSA is an example of what happens when moral leadership and Godly values are abandoned and why they still matter today. Sadly, Franklin Graham and the rest of the Fellowship of the Pharisees have sacrificed these values on the altar of Trumpism in exchange for a seat at Trump’s table.

Originally posted on StridentConservative.com.

 


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‘Godfather’ star Gianni Russo on Chris ‘Fredo’ Cuomo’s rant

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'Godfather' star Gianni Russo on Chris 'Fredo' Cuomo's rant

When CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was filmed delivering an unhinged rant to a heckler at a restaurant, one of the things many people took offense to was his declaration that the term “Fredo” was to Italian-Americans as the “n-word” is to African-Americans. This has been completely debunked since then with guests on his own show using the name to refer to Donald Trump Jr. But that didn’t keep CNN from backing their guy.

TMZ caught up with Gianni Russo, a star from The Godfather who told the reality of the situation from three unique perspectives. First, he said it wasn’t a racial slur and clearly referred to the weaker brother, a perspective he understands as a star of the film. Second, he knows the Cuomo family well and couldn’t believe Chris would have said that. Third, knowing father Mario Cuomo, former governor of New York, leads him to believe the elder Cuomo would have smacked his son had he heard him say what he did.

No real repercussions are expected against Cuomo from his employers at CNN.

Here’s a video from TMZ of Russo’s perspective:

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Do Omar, Tlaib oppose LGBTQ rights like the Palestinian Authority?

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Do Omar Tlaib oppose LGBTQ rights like the Palestinian Authority

Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib want Israel to be boycotted, divested, and sanctioned. They want the Democrats in the House of Representatives to take Congressional action against Israel. They want to drive a wedge between the United States and Israel. Most importantly, they want Israel to no longer exist, replaced by the Palestinian Authority and a “New Palestine.”

Do they also support the Palestinian Authority’s ban on LGBTQ activities? Do they agree with the anti-LGBTQ tenets of the Muslims organizations the Congresswomen support?

In a society in which the media handled things in an unbiased manner, these are questions the press would be asking Omar and Tlaib following the Palestinian Authority’s ban on LGBTQ activities in the West Bank, an area where Tlaib’s grandmother lives and where she petitioned to visit before declining to do so after Israel allowed it.

The press should ask them if they support the Palestinian Authority’s move against LBGTQ individuals:

Palestinian Authority bans LGBTQ activities in West Bank

The Palestinian Authority banned members of the Palestinian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community from carrying out any activities in the West Bank.

The ban came after the grassroots group Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society (Arabic for “the bow”), which engages and supports Palestinians who identify as LGBTQ, was planning to hold a gathering for its members in Nablus at the end of the month. The group operates both in the West Bank and among Arab-Israelis.

Both Tlaib and Omar claim to be supportive of LGBTQ rights. But they also have a not-so-subtle attachment to the Palestinian Authority and are actively working to put them in control of all of Israel. Does that mean they would approve of their ban of LGBTQ individuals “from the river to the sea”?

While many in America’s LGBTQ community continue to support and often partner with Islamic groups to help their friends in the Democratic Party, others in the community have spoken out against the anti-LGBTQ policies Muslim majority nations impose on their people. This needs to be addressed by LGBTQ leaders; they can’t (or at least shouldn’t) ignore the plight of the international LGBTQ community for the sake of political expediency.

The Palestinian Authority’s ban on all LGBTQ activities in the West Bank should be a point of contention that Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib need to reconcile. But they won’t. Mainstream media will bury the story and nobody will ask them how they feel.

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Dan Bongino calls out Antifa for what they really are

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Dan Bongino calls out Antifa for what they really are

There’s a strange series of contradictions within the Antifa movement. They claim to be anti-fascist, yet their actions can only be categorized as fascist suppression techniques. They claim to be against racism and misogyny, yet they intimidate any minority or woman who doesn’t agree with them. They pretend to be brave, yet they hide behind masks.

Conservative pundit Dan Bongino knows a thing or two about fighting fascism, stopping bigotry, and being brave. As an outspoken commentator and former Secret Service agent, Bongino has done more to defend this country and promote the proper ideologies we need in order to prevent fascism from ever rearing its ugly head here. He’s also no fan of Antifa.

As he notes, the real agenda of Antifa isn’t anti-fascism. Their name really implies they’re anti-FA – First Amendment. Even as they fight “hate speech,” they do so in ways that are designed to suppress our freedoms to speak. They’re quickly becoming a parody of the old progressive movements, albeit more dangerous today.

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