No Mexicans, No Minorities, No Muslims

Acts 17:26 – And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

In the year 2000, there was a play titled, No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs. This American work of penmanship was written by playwright John Henry Redwood.

Then in 2014, playwright Tom O’Brien wrote the two-act play, No Blacks, No Dogs, No Poles.

I bring up these two plays because of the racial and social divide that is taking place right here in America in 2017.

As we start off this new week, I am constantly reminded that I am a child of God and that no weapon form against me shall prosper.

Yet, in my heart, I am sadden when I witness crowds of adoring Trump followers bask in his ignorant rants and speeches about building walls, seizing illegal immigrants and deporting them and denying entrance to Muslims because of where they live.

And all his speeches are what can be considered, “dog whistles,” to his voting base.

He has also continually gone after the press by questioning their credibility and labeling certain news outlets as being fake news.

But the greatest of his offenses is that this man is a blatant liar and these are the lies (which he tells continually) that he consistently throws out to the public that all Muslims are terrorists, all Mexicans are bad people and are illegally living here and all Minorities are poor, uneducated, living in urban areas and are dangerous.

To be honest, I have had my filled of Donald Trump and his divisive antics. He has put more toxicity in the atmosphere that it has polluted the hearts and minds of people living outside of America.

But Trump can’t take total responsibility for his irresponsible behavior. His followers are just as guilty for supporting and pushing his agenda…and I might say, with much glee.

A good friend who passed away a few years ago had a saying that resonates today.

“When you point one finger at someone…four fingers are pointing back at you.”

Americans who bear hate and discord will eventually pay a heavy price. I just pray that they abandon their over joy of demeaning and trying to destroy their fellow human-beings before it is too late.

We got to face the truth that hate is the cornerstone of sin.

Will Trump followers abandon this man of lies?

I doubt it. Even when the facts are in front of them they would prefer to believe his lies.

So for those who are not fooled by Donald Trump, I ask you to take time to pray.

And after praying, just think on this title for a few more moments.

No Mexicans, No Minorities, No Muslims.

It will just be a matter of time when the title will change to other races, ethnic groups, genders or those of different religions.

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2017 The Year of Our Lord

We Need to Know

Isaiah 10:1-3

 

Woe to those who enact evil statutes And to those who constantly record unjust decisions, So as to deprive the needy of justice And rob the poor of My people of their rights, So that widows may be their spoil And that they may plunder the orphans. Now what will you do in the day of punishment, And in the devastation which will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help? And where will you leave your wealth?

Trump’s FCC Blocks ISPs from Giving Low-Income Families Web Access

Guess what folks.

We need to know what is taking place everyday that Donald J. Trump is president.

President Trump has been in office now for nearly three weeks and his actions to disrupt Washington, D.C. is affecting we the 99 percent and not the 1 percent.

This president  also had his appointees in federal agencies and bureaus to make major removal of regulations that were set in place during the Obama administration to help the middle and low-income wage earners.

Do you know what is most irritating to date is that mainstream media is too busy focusing on the comedy and not the back end of the joke. And the joke isn’t funny.

If you enjoy using your internet service it may not be so welcoming in the future.

If the FCC Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has anything to do with it. He is slowly dismantling beneficial programs such as Lifeline broadband services and widening the gap of the digital divide for school children in poor school districts. Even the cost of families making calls to their loved ones in prison are faced with rising costs if Pai has his way to look out for his corporate cronies.

As a matter of fact, the newly appointee FCC chairman apparently is all about looking out doing business with business and for business. Mr. Pai is well known for being an opponent of Net-Neutrality.

We need to know the facts of this administration. Donald Trump is no friend of the working class or poor.

So folks, as the old saying goes, “if you don’t ask, you won’t know.” We need to be questioning every detail of President Trump agenda and how it is and will affect all Americans.

We need to know about what is taking place in all the federal agencies and bureaus.

And we need to make calls, send emails and tweets to let Mr. Pai at the FCC be aware about the changes he is attempting to push through will not go unanswered.

Please share this information with your family, neighbors community leaders and school districts.

#ConsumerFirst

FCC  Office of Chairman Ajit Pai: (202) 418-2000
Twitter: @AjitPaiFCC
www.fcc.gov/leadership/ajit-pai

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2017 The Year of Our Lord

140 Characters of a Delusional Leader

Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. Isaiah 5:14

George Orwell’s 1984 Predicted Donald Trump & Alternative Facts

I started off my weekend disappointed and disgusted that president Trump decided to ban Muslims from entering the United States of America.

As I watched the news of vocal, compassionate and angry protestors that are the true makeup of Americans, my heart sank into bitterness against that wicked and evil spirit that Trump has within him.

One would think that he has the interest of all Americans in mind. But he doesn’t. The only people he is playing to are the ones who voted for him and place him high above God. But even these folks will one day regret their decision to choose a man based on his material wealth and supposedly excellent business successes.

Donald J. Trump is no more than a failed business man and is showing his failure to lead a nation that are proud to say that we are a nation of immigrants.

But here we are now with Trump and Bannon vetting their arrogance, anger, prejudice, bigotry, hatred and white populism/nationalism message to a world that has grown up and will not tolerate their bully pen of executive orders.

The challenge for us who are willing to accept refugees and respect another person’s religion, is not to be tricked into believing that Americans are being attacked everyday by terrorists—especially, when that is not factual or true.

Just to keep it real. I thought on how best I might describe the character and characteristics of a Donald J. Trump who lives his life by believing conspiracy tales, watching television and tweeting from the depths of his empty soul.

140 Characters of a Delusional Leader.

Serpent in the Garden of Eden deceiver/liar Genesis 3
Judas betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver Matthew 26:15

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2017 The Year of Our Lord

God is at Work

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;   I Corinthians 1:27

 

Peace_and_Love_BusListen up people. God is at work!

Well, the presidential election has concluded and the American people have a new president, Donald J. Trump.

The result was devastating to many but not to God.

Now we must come together as a nation because that is the way God would want us to do.

No, I am not pleased with the results but I can accept it because this is what democracy is all about. And my prayer was “God will be done.”

Not only did the chickens come home to roost for the Trump supporters but also Hillary supporters. We are all in this together now, Republicans, Democrats and Independents.

The truth of the matter is that we as Americans need to be more actively involved in all parts of the government. Local, State and Federal.

Our concern at this time shouldn’t be about if Trump will be a great leader for all the people. It is, do we want God to be part of his leadership?

We the people must come to the reality that no matter how Donald Trump leads, at the end of the day, he too will have to answer to God.

So my friends lay down your bitterness and anger and realize that God raises up one and puts down the other. He takes the foolish things of the world to confound the world.

Britain voted for Brexit and Americans voted to elect Trump.

Take the time to put your trust and hope in God only. Keep President Trump, his family, cabinet members in our prayers. As well as the newly elected Congress and Senate.

And let us keep Hillary in our prayers because God has not finished with her yet.

Remember, God still sits on His throne.

God is at work.

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Romans 13:1

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2016 The Year of Our Lord

Look Who’s Knocking at the Door

Proverbs 6:16-19

16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.

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Here we are on the eve of the most important presidential election in my lifetime, and the stakes could not be higher.

As a Christian and a woman of color, I will not be voting for Donald Trump. Never mind that there are some pastors demanding that their congregation vote for this man, not for any reason but to “save America!” And my question is this…from whom and from what?

Having much-needed time to rest and recover from my latest hospital stay, I have more than enough time to research, review and analyze news from all over the world. But most importantly, I continue to draw closer to God for all things.

To be truthful with you, I have concluded that it is not the two presidential candidates who have taken center stage in my opinion. But rather, it is one particular candidate supporters. And they are the Trump supporters.

The Trump supporters are what really bring to light the truth of what underlies the heart of forty percent of Americans who fall into the middle class.

Trump supporters are angry and disgusted that they let their guard down. As long as the Trump supporters were pulling in decent wages, health insurance, retirement security, owned a home, had food on the table and was able to spend on special events and the like. They were comfortable being the middle class.

They believed that their elected representatives (which are primarily Republicans) would look out for their best interest.

These are the same middle class folks who feel that their hard-earned incomes selflessly belongs to them only (yes, even some Christians are included in this way of thinking).

But alas! The chickens have come home to roost. And no longer is the guarded middle-class able to sustain their self-righteous indignation against the poor, oppress, immigrants, refugees and people who don’t look or think like they do.

Look who’s knocking at the door! Truth (Jesus). God is never satisfied with any of us portraying self-righteousness at the cost of others.

And because the hatred was already planted in the heart of the majority of Trump supporters, I for one believe that Donald J. Trump represents the seven things that God hates.

On Tuesday, November 8th you need to make it a point to vote.

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2016 The Year of Our Lord

 

 

Pence the Fall Guy or Winner?

For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul Matthew 16:26

No matter how much Indiana Governor Pence tries to put a better spin that comes from the mouth of Donald Trump his Republican partner for president.

Donald Trump will not bow down to pressure from anyone.                        Mike Pence

It is Trump nature to do and say anything he pleases, regardless of the consequences. And for several months now, it has paid and played well in his favor and with his enamored base.

But, I contend that America is about to get another curve ball thrown our way, when Donald Trump’s running mate, suddenly bows out of the race.

Sure, Governor Pence may have thought that he would take up one for the Grand Old Party. However, he never even imaged that his own self-righteousness is being tested.

And at this juncture from my viewpoint, Trump is still winning.

Whatever backroom deal was cut with Governor Pence and the Republican powers to be, he is surely learning three costly lessons.

Lesson one.
Don’t sacrifice your soul for a temporary position in this world.

I suspect that in a matter of days or perhaps weeks, Governor Pence will be holding a press conference stating his stepping down from being the vice presidential running mate of Trump.

Lesson Two.
Be true to God and He will be faithful to you.

Lesson Three.
Don’t believe the hype.

If the GOP leadership can’t control the messenger, surely, Governor Pence had no chance at all.

Nevertheless, Governor Pence chose to become the sacrificial elephant.

And with his decision to keep the GOP together, Governor Pence may not be the fall guy after all of this madness.

Pence the fall guy or a winner?

We will soon find out.

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2016 The Year of Our Lord

Hitler Interviews Donald Trump and Mike Pence

The Supreme of All

He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: But he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. ~ Proverbs 14:21

Candidates Reagan & Bush-41 Discuss Illegal Immigration in 1980 Debate

“They need to return to where they came from! USA! USA! USA!”

These words don’t appear to be that hurtful until you hear them and then look at the people who have embraced this patriotic bigotry.

That’s why breaking news from the Supreme Court came as no surprise to legal junkies.

The Supreme Court made a split decision on President Obama’s executive order that would have allowed four million immigrants who have been residing here without legal documentation in the United States not to be deported.

In other words, four justices were supporting the lower court decision to deport and 4 justices were against the lower court ruling.

What the world is seeing isn’t something new by now.

America is so divided in its moral standing that it is hard for any American to convince the world we care for anyone but our own self interests.

The argument on deporting families with children to go back from where they came is that they came in this country without permission.

The argument on the other side is that since they have helped keep America running and have only sought to have a decent living for them and their families. They should be given the opportunity to do so.

Let’s pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere. ~ C.S. Lewis

When we look at both sides of the arguments, we have left out the One who is and will always be the deciding factor of how we should live our lives out while here on earth.

Perhaps a healthy dose of what God says will put us all in our rightful place.

The final decision will always be God.

After all, He is the Supreme of all.

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2016 The Year of Our Lord

 

Deuteronomy 14:7-11 -Generosity to the Poor

“If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs. Beware lest there be a wicked thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand,’ and your eye be evil against your poor brother and you give him nothing, and he cry out to the Lord against you, and it become sin among you. 10 You shall surely give to him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand. 11 For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.’

Poor People and Bernie

“The poor and needy seek water, but there is none,Their tongues fail for thirst.I, the Lord, will hear them;I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. Isaiah 41:17


Yesterday, when I arrived home from church, I chose to watch the rebroadcast of the Sunday morning program Meet the Press.

On the program this weekend was Senator Bernie Sanders who was interviewed by the host Chuck Todd about the senator’s uphill battle against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primaries.

Senator Sanders was adamant that he was not going to put an end to his campaign despite the pundits and polls showing him facing an uphill battle to get enough delegates to overtake his opponent.

While I was truly engaged in this interview, what I found myself taking offense with dealt with Senator Sanders opinion that he was not during well in the larger states in part was due to poor people.

As he stated himself, “poor people don’t vote. ”

Right after that comment, Senator Sanders may have lost a number of his poor voters.

I don’t believe that Senator Sanders intention was to offend anyone but he did.

Here it is that a number of his impoverished voters may have perceived that the Bernie Bern was not like your “A-typical” campaign. And that they…the poor voter…is under the impression that they too, are on an even playing field just like the young, white die-heart Bernie devotees.

Sure, Senator Sanders probably thinks that he is a refreshing and honest politician and independent by not being beholden to lobbyists or Wall Street.

But the tragedy of Senator Sanders words and perception of poor people, especially those living in urban communities, bring to light the reality that people in lower-income brackets will almost always be viewed as no more than a quick opportunity to be used and then be neglected until the next big campaign comes along.

The fact of the matter is that Bernie voters are enamored by his supposedly independence from the Democratic Party establishment (yet, he is using it to his advantage to run as a Democrat).

And the real fact that his young followers  are indeed not in the category described as needy or poor people. They are separated and placed on a higher plateau by Bernie himself.

But here lies the second tragedy, that so many young people in the urban community have bought into the perception that Senator Sanders really cares about them and the reality is, he only cares that they vote for him. That’s the character and the thinking of a seasoned politician.

Sadly, Senator Sanders comments about the poor not voting is another slap in their faces, especially, for those who believe that they matter regardless of race, ethnicity, education and financial status.

There is a myth about poor people not voting.

Actually, poor people do vote with the hope that the politician espousing change will be about change within America society.

So, what would I have to say to Senator Sanders at this very moment about his misinformed comment?

Say it ain’t so Bernie…say it ain’t so.

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2016 The Year of Our Lord

The Lazy Politicians Song-Peter Hollens feat. Luke Conrad

When History Repeats Itself

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8

Bernie Sanders Stirs Up Crowd at High School (Jan 2016)

“Child, you don’t go following people blindly. ”

Those words still remain ingrained in my mind.

My grandmother was giving me advice when I was in my teens because I had become enamored with the hippies in California.

Whenever a news story on television would cover the hippies and their wild, free, peace and love carefree life in California, I was glued to the screen and my heart was racing as to the opportunity to be with the “in crowd. ”

It looked to me that these young white kids knew what life was about. They were rejecting society’s traditions and carving out a whole new world just for the young.

I was indeed thinking I could at any moment pack a little bag and head out of Philly and find my way to the Haight-Ashbury district in San Francisco. Once there, I would figure things out as to which communes I could find that were open to accepting a creative and carefree black teenager.

Of course, I never made my way to California because of two big reasons. Grandma and fear!

Yes, my grandmother was full of profound wisdom but at the time, I never recognize how much her sound advice would in my adulthood be echoing through my lips to my own children and grandchildren.

I resolved to write about a truth that will be perceived by some as another “racial blame game. ” but I can assure you it is not.

What I believe as a fact and have and continue to be subjected to over these many decades of my life is that people don’t change in attitude and perceptions when it comes to race, class and economics, especially, here in America.

Racism unfortunately is evil and sadly, it continues to separate us.

A few days ago, I had a very insightful conversation with my younger daughter (a millennial) regarding the political climate taking place right now.

My daughter is presently serving outside the U.S. but she is constantly updated and aware of who the players are in the two main political parties.

So, as a parent, I wanted to get her opinion about this phenomenon youth swell for Bernie Sanders.

“Just what is the big attraction for Bernie Sanders? ” I asked with an attentive ear.

“Well, for one thing. They say he’s been consistent for the past fifty years. ”

From that point on, I listened and took mental notes, then, as a typical parent might react, I gave my opinion on what I believe draws the infantile to Senator Sanders.

“Let me tell you something. ” I told my daughter. “Bernie Sanders represents a bygone era that left their counter-partners (minorities) behind. You see, a majority of those hippies in the sixties now reside in that “establishment” world they rejected. And for those who are in the minority class, we got ignored…and do you know why? Because, the fun and appeal these young white kids had of rejecting their parents and the establishment had run its course. And as to be expected.  They happily went back home feeling that they had accomplished something. And in part they did. They created businesses that commercialize their wayward years and some became successful and wealthy (the irony of it all).

My daughter stayed silent for a moment and then she spoke.

“Well, I haven’t decided on who I will vote for yet”

And then our conversation went in another direction.

Yes, the appeal of Bernie Sanders has taken on another Haight-Asbury fantasy with all this youthful vigor but eventually, reality kicks in…especially for those in the “minority class” who are still struggling to understand…why we keep getting sucked up with emotional hype that guarantees the architects of the game everything they desire and the minority players once again become the losers.

This political season and those in the future is too important to drop the ball…I learned that the hard way a few years ago and relinquish my political affiliations with both major parties to go independent.

Like my grandmother told me.

Child, you just don’t go following people blindly.

In Him Alone

The Counterfeit Christian
2016 The Year of Our Lord

How the 60s Changed America