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Silence is Violence

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 10, 2020 by andelino

The Virginia-based company “National Legal and Policy Center” was going to spend deep into the six-figures to display five “billboards” around The NBA Bubble in Orlando that would show LeBron James with a Chinese flag covering his mouth and that delightful phrase, “silence is violence.”

It was rejected by Outfront Media, the billboard company.

“Some messages are too important to be suppressed,” said Peter Flaherty, chairman of NLPC told the Post. “When it comes to human rights in China, silence is indeed violence. We should be able to call LeBron on his hypocrisy without this censorship.”

LeBron has not been silence on many subjects. In fact he has become such a vocal social justice warrior that Jason Whitlock has called him a bigot.

Whitlock eloquently summed his column with the point:

“Bigots, regardless of color, have a common trait. Ignorance. Ignorance fuels their ego. Information is their enemy. They avoid it at all costs. Negative anecdotes frame their worldview. Bigotry has subdued and detained LeBron James. “

The liberal landscape has allowed this to continue.

Missouri Senator Josh Hawley has been on the forefront of calling to question the relationship that the NBA, NIKE, and China have with one another.

“There are widespread reports, very credible reports that Nike, many of their product lines and components of their products, the shoes, the shirts, the jerseys, all that stuff are made in concentration camps in China,” he told Outkick.

“These concentration camps are full of religious minorities, one in particular called the Uyghurs. They’re a religious ethnic minority that the Chinese government has put on trains, shaven, beaten, and shipped into these camps.”

That relationship has been a hot button topic for numerous years and was first made public conscious when Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey expressed support for Hong Kong protestors. It prompted state-owned CCTV to drop NBA games as did the NBA’s streaming partner in China, Tencent.

It was escalated when more details came out in a story from ESPN that the NBA had their name brand on a number of player development camps in China where minors were allegedly abused; the NBA shut down a camp in the Xinjiang’s region, the police state in China where the Uyghurs are persecuted.

James, like much of the league and many liberals, have decided that “silence is violence” does not apply to their interests.

OutKick partner Jason Whitlock traveled to our nation’s capital to conduct a sit-down interview with the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

There are less than two weeks to go before the presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 3. And the final debate with Democratic challenger and former VP Joe Biden was in Nashville.

At such an important juncture in the president’s campaign, it is crucial for him to select only the most influential news outlets to share his message.

It should come as no surprise that President Trump chose OutKick, a website that continues to rise in prominence and influence, both in the worlds of politics and sports.

Jason and the president addressed a variety of topics, including the America First program, Trump’s relationship with the black community, and of course, a little football.

Later, in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Whitlock had this to add:

“I think we have been carrying on a facade for three and a half years as black men that somehow we can’t relate to Donald Trump, that we didn’t celebrate him in hip-hop music for decades, that he wasn’t friends with countless black athletes, entertainers, celebrities,” Whitlock told Carlson.

“That facade is starting to end,” Whitlock added, “and I think that’s why you’ve seen the rapper Ice Cube, you’ve seen 50 Cent and Kanye West start reaching out and acknowledging the truth that they really don’t have a problem with Donald Trump.”

Like many liberal-driven movements, the phrase “silence is violence” is incredibly marketable. Also, like many liberal-driven movements, it is not allowed to be applied to liberals.

Silence Is Not Golden

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , on August 6, 2020 by andelino

Silence Is Not Golden
Posted by: Gina Aveni

When local and state government officials outwardly reject the notion to protect the Constitutional rights of the people in their cities and states, then the federal government is not only right, but has a duty to step in and do what these left-wing cowards are afraid to do.

Another day goes by where the major networks continue to remain silent, as the ambivalence persists throughout the nation. Christian monuments continue to be desecrated or destroyed, riots continue, while citizens are being held hostage by anarchists within their own cities.

The silence from their local and state government officials is so loud it can be heard though out the world. Racial tensions are mounting and yet people remain silent.

We have come to realize that free speech is not free and the first amendment applies only to a select few. We live in a subversive atmosphere. Those who try to speak out against what is happening are silenced by black supremacists, Marxist thugs, politicians, and other who seem to enjoy their reign of terror.

Americans are well aware that no one is safe, or free, from the trepidation. It is clear that racism and discrimination overshadow all that we thought was good the world.  We have been brainwashed and silenced during while process of being labeled as racists grew.

The very people you thought were here to protect you, to protect your rights, have high jacked your very existence, to the point where now any law abiding citizen is subject to humiliation, shamed, in an attempt to force them into compliance.

Decades of hatred have been brewing under the disguise of tolerance. The indignation has destroyed the moral fiber of America.  Ironically, the virus has created the perfect atmosphere to instill fear and control into the minds of individuals who are normally caring, forgiving and accepting of all people.

The vast majority are not by nature discriminatory in any way, rather they show compassion to a fault. The good nature and willingness to do what is right has become the line that that draws the division you see before you.

You must undo your “whiteness” is a common theme these days, it is now out in the open for everyone to see and hear. They scream it from the rooftops like banshees in the wild, but if anyone were to say, “You must undo your blackness” well, that would be racist.

No one speaks out about the discrimination and racism against white people. Why is that? The whiteness propaganda is spreading like the wildfire. The people who knowingly promote this scandalous behavior seem to enjoy wallowing in their own cesspool of self-righteousness. Currently there is only one viewpoint allowed and you’re either for it or you against it. If you are latter watch out they’re coming for you.

The racism you see before you is spreading throughout Corporate America. Has moved openly through places like the Smithsonian, the Federal Reserve and so on. Whiteness sensitivity training is promoted as necessary at work, in schools, and even in public. In what world is this not racism? To be white, which is currently the rhetoric being drilled into the minds of society, is a crime requiring a public apology. Why no one calls it out for what it is, is appalling.

It is common knowledge that Antifa and BLM and others are world-wide Marxist groups who spread hate, propaganda and instigate violence. Anyone who gets in their way is trampled. If you are a conservative, or white, your views are silenced, or you are called racist for attempting to stand up to the very people responsible for spreading the hatred. You have now become the enemy of the state and the rules are changed to suit the demands of the terrorists and not the law abiding citizen.

The First Amendment is not allowed for you. Anyone who speaks up becomes a target of vengeance, unlike anything ever seen before. They will find you, they will publish your private information so you can be shamed or terrorized into submission. They use intimidation and threats. They will find out who employer is, get you fired and then destroy any hope for future employment.

They will do whatever they feel is necessary to silence you, the same way they are trying to silence, and remove, the president of the United States. No one is safe. Do you understand that? It’s real. This is no longer about civil rights, Floyd, or anything remotely connected to those things. This is a takeover. You need to know and understand that, you need to realize what it truly means for everyone in America because no one is safe; including the idiots placating these groups.

Antifa and BLM are supported financially by cowards within corporate America. They open their wallets unconditionally in support of these hostile individuals. You know who they are, Amazon, Nike, etc, etc to name a few. They preach about how much they despise oppression and subversion. They claim to be against all racism and so on. They have incorporated ‘whiteness’ into sensitivity training to prove to everyone how truly noble they are. But while they run on their self-righteous band wagon, they continue to outsource work to countries like China where discrimination, slave labor and sub human treatment are all prevalent in the work place. They essentially grow rich off the slave labor they claim to abhor. Such hypocrites.

The true essence of hate is what you see before you in these cities and states ran by democrats. This particular group of cowards, has an allegiance with the terrorists, rather than with the people they swore an oath to protect, and yet, one can’t help but wonder if their constituents will reelect them the next time around? The same progressive, anti-American politicians destroying America, and misleading the public, are same people who are allies with the deep state. The CEO’s of corporations appear to be picking their sides.

One would think, at this point anyway, living in destruction, filth, and chaos, accompanied by violent crime, would be enough for any sane person to distance them self from those people who clearly support it. We’ll see. As crime continues to rise in those cities, gun legislation has made it impossible for law abiding citizens to defend themselves, meanwhile, the dictators controlling them have massive security put in place to protect them, their families, their property, all at taxpayer expense. Ironic isn’t it? And no speaks out about this either.

The one sided democracy we see before us today, is the direct result of the complacency we have allowed to go on for decades. The silent majority, if such a thing even exists, needs to stop being silent. They need speak up against the racism that continues unchallenged. They need to voice their disdain against the riots, looting, takeovers, crime. They need to put and end to the government control and stand up for their constitutional rights.

They need to do everything in their power to support and build up the moral of all law enforcement agencies, in an effort to restore law and order in every community. They also need to realize the power comes from the people, by the people and for the people.  Now, more than ever they need to come together, all people, united, to put an end to the tyranny.

Refusal to acknowledge or to speak up, at this time in our history, will ultimately result in them being silenced forever.

A Time for Everything

Sin of Silence

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 3, 2020 by andelino

Post-Pandemic Pastors and the Sin of Silence
by Shane Idleman

Let me state up front that countless pastors and Christian leaders are currently doing amazing things. Many of them, such as Jack Graham, James Robison, Jack Hibbs, Michael Brown, and Jim Garlow, have invested into my life, and I praise God daily for them. But there is also a “disturbing” trend taking place.

As I’ve said before, over the last few decades Americans have witnessed the “destruction” of the institution of marriage between a man and a woman, the “removal” of God’s Word in most of the public arena, “horrific” racism, and the blatant “murdering” of millions of babies. This is an “indictment” against America, and the “pulpit” is partially responsible, our “silence” speaks volumes. The pulpit regulates the “spiritual” condition of God’s people, which affects the nation. A sex-saturated “culture” and lukewarm “church” simply reflects the “lack of conviction” in the pulpit as well as the pew.

As Jim Garlow rightly noted when we spoke: “There are approximately 364,000 churches in America: 72 percent, or 264,000 of them, are liberal, meaning that they really don’t care about the Bible. According to exhaustive surveys, somewhere between 6,000 and 15,000 actually have a bona fide biblical worldview, that is, they see life through the lens of Scripture.”

Did you catch that? Nearly 72 percent of churches don’t look to the “Bible” as their final source of “authority and direction.” No wonder America is “crumbling” from within; the foundation is “deteriorating.”

He went on to say, “Bold pastors are nearly extinct. It would be much easier ‘to play church’ and make everyone feel good. The church, as we now know it, will be functionally illegal very soon. With the recent SCOTUS decisions, the First Amendment died and churches will very soon be forced to hire those who practice homosexuality and will not be allowed to speak against the sinful practice.”

This article is not a “rebuke”, per se, but a tear stained “plea” to return to God. The “blood” of unborn children and the effects of “ungodly” legislation are not just on the hands of legislators or judges but also on the hands of “capitulating” preachers. “Society can ignore the murder of millions of babies in the womb, mock the police, desecrate society, pillage and destroy, redefine marriage, support perversion, back ungodly movements” and pastors are supposed to keep their mouths shut on these issues? I don’t think so. For more on that, I invite you to watch this short clip picked up by Fox News.

The Bible calls pastors “watchmen” who cry out and sound the alarm to “awaken” a sleeping church, not sing her lullabies. The prophet Isaiah, who doesn’t mince words about lazy watchmen, says they are blind and ignorant and that they are all dumb dogs who cannot bark (raise their voices to warn). They sleep and lie down, loving to slumber (Isaiah 56:9).

At first glance, you may think this wording is too strong, but I can assure you that it is not. Backing away from speaking the “truth in love” is a serious offense against God. A genuine pastor doesn’t call himself to the ministry; God calls him to speak the truth, even on tough topics. Silence about “sins” is rebelling against the call of God. If your sermons do not upset the world from time to time, I have to seriously question your calling.

Few Spirit-filled preachers are left, and when one rises, they are quickly labeled as right-wing, extreme, or narrow-minded. The so-called “evangelical” church is on the verge of totally “capitulating”, especially on the cusp of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions. I’m equally alarmed at the number of leaders who remained “silent” when police officers were killed and babies “aborted”. These “woke” Christians are not woke to the things of God. They often do more “harm than good” by hash tagging and promoting false narratives.

Yes, we need to unite against “racism” and call it out when warranted, but our capitulation has led to “cowardliness.” In trying to correct the “sin of racism”, the pendulum has now swung in a dangerous direction. To fix “racism”, you have to preach about “sin, repentance, and forgiveness.” A person needs to turn completely to Christ to “truly” change.

The irony is that many pastors “avoid” talking about foundational “truths” of the Bible that lead to “real” heart change. They are actually part of the problem, not the solution.

From Orange County, California, to Dallas, Texas, how sad that many churches won’t even do “voter” registration because it’s “too political.” God ordained the government; surely He doesn’t want us to stay “silent.”

What we say, or do not say,  greatly “impacts” politics. We are not being “political”; we are being “biblical.” Saying, “I’m just not political,” is really an excuse to hide cowardliness. “Bold pastors may look like they are on the wrong side of history, but they are on the right side of eternity.”

Many are even marching with “ungodly” groups and seeking “redemption” by kneeling. This is why the “social” gospel, if not properly explained, is dangerous, it removes “redemption” through Christ and places it on “good works.”

There is no harm in calling for “national” repentance; we have biblical grounds for that, as we see in the life of Daniel and Nehemiah, but is “racism” the only sin we are “guilty” of as a nation?

Why not unite “black and white” pastors in peaceful, biblical-grounded, gospel-centered, God-honoring gatherings rather than align with groups who fuel “anger, revel in sin and take pride” in the lack of forgiveness and “unity” in their mission statements? Listen to more below.

At the heart of “cowardliness” are the sins of prayerlessness and pride. They are running “rampant” in many of our churches. The “dry, dead, lethargic” condition of the church accurately reflects an “impotent” prayer life and a lack of “humility.”

Prayerlessness in the pulpit leads to apostasy and dead sermons. Prayerlessness in the pew leads to shattered lives and depression. Prayerlessness in men leads to the breakdown of the family. Prayerlessness in Washington leads to the breakdown of society.

E. M. Bounds wrote “When faith ceases to pray, it ceases to live.” We have plenty of demands for protests, but where are the cries for prayer meetings?

When a pastor stands firm for truth, he is “demeaned, mocked and scorned” or people simply leave that church in search of a more “loving” pastor. But this “persecution”, according to Scripture, can be a “badge of honor”, as long as our boldness is a fruit of the “Spirit” and not the fruit of an “arrogant” heart: “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:10)

Ironically, the closer I draw to Christ through prayer and worship, the “bolder” I become. But the more I’m concerned with the “opinions” of others, the less “bold” I become. Boldness cannot be worked up; it must be brought down as we surrender our “hearts and lives” to Jesus Christ. Too many pastors join the ministry not to “battle” the darkness but to sign a “truce” with the world.

A quote often attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville, a Frenchman who authored “Democracy in America” in the early 1800s, helps to identify how far we have drifted: “It was not until I went to the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her success. America is great because she is good, and if America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

Pastors, we are not just “cheerleaders”, we are “game-changers.” We are called to “stir” and to “convict” so that change takes place. Granted, there are many wonderful pastors and churches, I appreciate their ministry, but as a whole, the church has “drifted” off course. Many have lost the “compass” of truth. But there is hope: “Therefore say to them, Thus declares the Lord of hosts: Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you.” (Zechariah 1:3)

Pastors, that’s a life-changing promise; return to Him, and He will return to you. “Boldness” comes directly from the Holy Spirit, and it is crystal clear that many of us are not “spending a lot of time” with God. Everything that God calls us to be is “compromised” when we are too busy and have no time for Him.

The world is on fire. You may not accept that, but it is the truth. This may be God’s last warning to America. Can America be saved? I am not sure.

“When the pulpit is silent, all hell breaks loose because there is no confrontation or conviction of sin, but we are called to fight with the spiritual weapons of prayer and worship, to stand strong, and to expose the unfruitful works of darkness.”

I will do that until God calls me home. How about you? Here is a quick clip on why we can talk about “political” hot buttons.

Let it not be said of us today, “And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord,” because pastors “failed” to be bold preachers of righteousness. The burden of “responsibility” rests squarely upon our shoulders.

It’s our choice, “to stand tall or fall!”

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