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Thoughts, but more importantly prayers, are exactly what we need right now

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Thoughts but more importantly prayers are exactly what we need right now

There are many variations of a new mantra that has popped up on social media in recent years that progressives love to use following any tragedy. It goes something like this: “We need more than your thoughts and prayers. We need action.”

Some variations are much more derogatory. No need to highlight them here.

But there’s a reality that’s being ignored, even by conservatives and Christians who are often the ones posting their “thoughts and prayers” on social media sites. The reality is that thoughts and prayers are exactly what this country needs right now. As the creeping lawlessness of the nation rises, we need more people sending positive thoughts. But more importantly we need deeper thoughts, as in intellectual attempts to find proper solutions to the various problems that plague us, to reach the forefront instead of the reactionary, emotional contempt being spewed by both sides towards each other.

Thoughts are important, but as a nation, our greatest strength has always been our faith. But that faith seems to be waning in modern day America. Not only are other religious practices becoming more prominent, but secular religious ideas like atheism and transhumanism are replacing the Judeo-Christian principles upon which our nation was built.

We need more prayer and we need it badly. We need people to pray for the nation, for healing, and for forgiveness of sins that we all have and that perpetuate the growing evils in our society. Sometimes, those sins are blatant as we embrace anti-Biblical worldviews for the sake of staving off accusations of bigotry or intolerance. Other times, those sins are passive; inaction in the face of attacks on the Bible is an active choice.

The country and the world are in a state where we can (or at least should) finally acknowledge that our own control over what’s happening has been an illusion all along. There are principalities and powers stacked against us, rulers in high places who want nothing more than to pit man against man and thereby man against the image of God.

Current efforts to stop the rash of mass shootings is a perfect example of the delusion that’s spreading. That’s not to say we can’t do anything about them, but the only solution that would put an end to gun violence in America is to have every firearm in circulation, both legally and illegally, removed and destroyed. This is impossible; there are more guns than there are Americans. It would also be ill advised as the only thing that keeps government in check is an armed citizenry. If you think laws work because of the benevolence of government and not because the citizens have always been the equalizer preventing an oppressive authoritarian regime from taking over, then you haven’t read your history books.

The only thing that can truly stop mass shootings if intervention from the divine. We do not know what God has planned for America, but we do know we can ask Him for mercy and protection. Just as Daniel prayed for Israel, so too should we pray for His will to be done in America.

As humans in general and Americans in particular, we are bent on establishing actions when tragedies strike. But these actions should not supersede prayer, which is something we should be doing constantly, recent tragedy or not.

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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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